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Burns Lake real estate holding steady Property assessments flat WALTER STRONG

SILVERKING MINE Burns Lake resident and Lakes District News/Houston Today production manager, Annamarie Douglas took first place in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako 2012 photo contest in the Area 9 division (Smithers/Electoral Area A) of the contest. The contest received 630 photos covering nine areas of the region, as well as a People’s Choice Award as determined by Facebook voting. Other Burns Lake winners were Diane Killman, Renee Skinner, and Mike Robertson. Submitted photo

Doorbells lack chime at the Pines Cable will cost you this year at the Pines for in-room television WALTER STRONG This past December late in the evening, family members waited in the cold at the front door of the Pines care home in Burns Lake. Nobody answered the doorbell. It turns out that the front door buzzer had malfunctioned. Not having a cell phone, they had to travel back to town to find a phone to call the front desk to get someone to open the door. It seems that the front door pager system had succumbed to the same technological fate as the bed-side pagers (as reported by the

Lakes District News on Dec. 12, 2012). After a recent inquiry by the Lakes District News, a temporary doorbell system was installed. Things are back to normal at the Pines, unless you are a resident there who used to enjoy free in-room cable. The Pines has implemented a mid-2012 policy change implemented by the Ministry of Health regarding in-room cable service. According to Eryn Collins, Northern Health communications officer, this policy change leaves the Pines with four common-area cable televisions. Individual residents may arrange for in-room service

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at an additional cost. The Pines formerly covered the cost of in-room service. Northern Health is currently in the process of tendering bids for a new bed-side pager system at the Pines which allows residents and staff to call for help. The existing technology is too old to be maintained or repaired. Currently, the Pines has increased staffing during peak demand periods to ensure that no residents are overlooked while the pager system is down. Walkie-talkies have also been distributed to residents who are able to use them.

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Burns Lake B.C. property assessments show a flat-lining of home values over last year. The Bulkley Nechako region itself has shown a bit more positive activity. Overall, properties in the central Bulkley Nechako region show gains of one to five per cent. Strongest growth across Northern B.C. has been in Kitimat and Tumbler Ridge, where economic activity surrounding resource development has driven strong, doubledigit growth in assessed property values. According to B.C. Assessment, homes in Kitimat have surged in assessed value by 25 to 30 per cent over last year. Property values in Tumbler Ridge have risen 19.5 per cent over last year’s assessed values. Burns Lake assessed property values have moved less than one per cent. As an example, B.C. Assessment

reports that a residential property assessed at $126,133 last year would be valued at $126,316 this year. That represents the weakest growth in the central Bulkley Nechako geographic area, which includes Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Granisle. Burns Lake Remax owner, Doug Phair, said that the flat property assessments reflect the currently flat resale market in Burns Lake. He said that the combination of uncertainty in 2012 surrounding the Babine Forest Products mill rebuild, unfavourable economic conditions in Europe and the United States, and tightened mortgage-lending policies have all contributed to a flat market. But he is optimistic that 2013 will see a turn-around in Burns Lake. “Although sales volumes are down over the last year, low real-estate prices in the area are starting to attract a lot of attention,” Phair said. He senses a lot of optimism in the real-estate market now that the mill rebuild has been announced, although it remains a buyers market.

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While exploring their mineral claims in the Burns Lake area, John Chapman and Gerald Carlson stumbled upon a mineral rich gravel quarry. An investigation of the large hydrothermal breccia at Kilometer 13.4 of the Co-op Logging Road showed evidence low-grade mineral deposits. ment Ltd., have recently properties have already source of base metals or data. made the property avail- been optioned to junior silver.” “We made one disable for option. companies. While their initial covery right on the The Boer property “What drew us in [to claim was based on [Co-op] logging road,” is one of 17 proper- Burns Lake] was the lake and stream sedi- Chapman recounted. ties to which they own high silver content of ment geochemistry un- “There was a [rock] mineral rights. In to- the lake sediment in covered during a study hump that the Burns tal, they have rights to the area,” said Chap- that began in 2008, they Lake Community Forover 100,000 hectares man. “Somewhere in have since made chance est people drilled and throughout British Co- the Lakes District there discoveries that have blasted to make a quarry. lumbia. Nine of those should be a high-grade confirmed their initial More on page 7...

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NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS for January & February 2013 The dates and locations of the Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of January & February, 2013, are as follows: January 14, 2013 - Video-conference February 18, 2013 - Video-conference Designated sites for video-conferencing are: Lakes District Secondary School, Fort St. James Secondary School, Fraser Lake Elementary-Secondary School, and the District Training Centre located in the W.L. McLeod Elementary School. These meetings will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer

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Is Burns Lake the place to be in 2013? After years of steady decline that began long before the destruction of the Babine Forest Products mill a year ago, it looks like Burns Lake is poised to see a lot of economic activity as we come into the early days of 2013. Three major projects will be well underway by early spring. A new hospital, extensive renovations to, and expansion of, the Tom Forsyth Arena, and the much anticipated rebuild of the Babine mill, will all contribute to a brief surge in construction activity and employment in the Lakes District. The question is, how do we keep as much of that influx of capital and economic activity in the pockets of the people it’s meant to benefit? We can’t, of course, artificially limit local job activity to residents of Burns Lake. Clearly, the economics of construction and development don’t work that way. Workers travel to and from remote centres for work never, intending to set down any kind of permanent roots where they work. That’s a problem across Northwest B.C. As the latest job numbers show, our region struggles to sustain employment gains amongst its residents. Too often, the people who work in the Northwest leave once projects are complete. We’ll see that here in Burns Lake. The proposal to build a temporary workers’ camp in the area shows how the economics are expected work. Unfortunately, I could probably write my spring employment story right now. There’s a sign in the window of the B.C. Employment Centre here in Burns Lake that currently in-

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dicates ‘100 jobs available’. In early spring, 2013, that sign will probably list 200 jobs available. For whatever reason, local contractors and employers face difficulties when it comes to finding qualified employees. At the same time, Northwest B.C. struggles with a stagnant unemployment rate that is almost twice as high as the provincial rate. Will unemployment levels remain high throughout the region right in the middle of an enormous construction cycle in Burns Lake? Unfortunately, we’ll never have direct numbers about the Lakes District. The sample size is just too small to derive meaningful statistics. Statistics Canada doesn’t track employment levels on such a localized level. It will be interesting to see if the Prince George region - a region large enough to merit statistical consideration - experiences a drop in unemployment during the construction cycle in Burns Lake. Someone needs to figure out why employment levels resist rising in the Northwest. Is there some reason why we should never expect to see low unemployment numbers up here? If not, then there should be some way to bring long-term prosperity to our region. On a positive note, projects like hospital and recreation centre improvements are the kinds of infrastructure developments that contribute to the long-term viability of a village or town. The often-maligned downtown revitalization project will also contribute to the health of Burns Lake. We need workers and families that come from elsewhere for temporary work to take a look around Burns Lake and decide that they want to stay.

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The century-old plight of Canada’s aboriginal people is back in the public eye, thanks to protests dubbed Idle No More. As with Occupy protests last year, the demands are vague. One of the claims, repeated in media coverage of protests, is that the federal government is moving to end the historic Indian Act restriction against selling reserve land. A look at the federal legislation, Bill C-45, shows this is not the case. Amendments ease restrictive provisions for leasing reserve land, which remains property of the Crown held in perpetuity for the aboriginal community. This change was initiated by B.C. aboriginal leaders so they can follow the trail blazed by one of the most entrepreneurial chiefs in Canadian history. His name is Ron Derrickson, and he served six terms as chief of the Westbank First Nation near Kelowna. One of my first big reporting assignments was covering a Royal Commission into his administration’s business affairs in the mid-1980s. There had been an astonishing 17 federal investigations before that, stemming from local claims that Derrickson was just too successful. He drove a big black Mercedes, wore expensive suits, and established a bunch of enterprises, including Canada’s first water slide. The commission was chaired by John Hall, then known as the Crown prosecutor who put serial killer Clifford Olson away, and now an appeal court judge. Derrickson’s suit jacket had a conspicuous bulge as he took the stand each day. He was packing a semi-automatic pistol, having demanded and received a carry permit after a brutal attempt on his life. The hit man, an ex-cop, was hired by people who didn’t like the bottom-line way Derrickson ran Westbank’s lease-hold mobile home parks. He showed up at Derrickson’s home one day and tried to beat him to death with a metal bar. Badly injured, Derrickson made it to his gun cabinet and shot his assailant, who survived to go to prison. Derrickson testified that his approach to the Indian Affairs bureaucracy was simple. He did business, and if they didn’t like it, they could tell him. Reserve land can’t be sold, so he leased it, offering people a low-cost way to enjoy the sunny Okanagan. His business plan was also simple. Drive to California and see what they’re doing. Drive back and do it in B.C. A 2007 profile of Derrickson by Greg Fjetland in Canadian Business magazine describes how he came by his approach to Ottawa. He grew up “dirt poor, living in a tar paper shack.” His family name was Tousawasket, until the local Indian Agent drew an Anglo name out of a hat. He and his brother were the first aboriginal kids to attend public school in Kelowna. Racist bullying drove his parents to move him to a residential school in Washington State. He dropped out in Grade 9, toiled on farms, learned to weld, and worked his way into ranching, real estate and politics. He never gave up or backed down, ever. The Hall commission and all previous government probes concluded that he did nothing wrong. Derrickson sued his local accusers and won, and Ottawa began to change its racist, paternalistic ways. Which brings us back to today. Derrickson’s pioneering work is still changing the Indian Act for the better. This effort is under dishonest attack from people whose legacy is mainly incompetence and failure. Protesters demand more unearned public subsidy, and a petulant soup-only strike is celebrated as an act of bravery. Choose your own hero. I’ve chosen mine.

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BURNS LAKE HOCKEY Burns Lake Bruins Bantam player is chased around the net as he moves to get the puck out from behind the goal line in the Bruins zone. Strong individual plays didn’t add up to a win. Vanderhoof took the game 7 - 3. Walter Strong photo

Jobs up slightly in B.C. Northwest B.C. continues to struggle for jobs Legion Crib Scores Jan. 3, 2013 First: Alice Martin Second: Jeanne Olson Third: Alvina Eaken Fourth: Dick Olson Boobie: Jim Everett

Decker Lake Whist Scores Jan. 2, 2013 Ladies First: Shirley Larson 150 Ladies Second: Sadie Dyck 147 Mens First: Eric Schroeder 147 Mens Second: Kay Saul 145 Low Score: Shirley Giesbrecht 114 Door Prize: Shirley Larson

WALTER STRONG Job growth in British Columbia remained positive coming into 2013, but minister for jobs, tourism, and skills training, Pat Bell, is nervous about the tenuous situation internationally and the effect it could have on B.C. “We are in a very fragile position internationally,” Bell said. “We are doing well, but it could all turn around and go negative in a very short period of time.” The provincial unemployment rate, at the end of December, 2012,

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stood at 6.5 per cent. The provincial average hourly wage was also up 2.2 per cent over the previous year at $24.03 per hour. Despite the lowered provincial unemployment rate and despite

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Economist’s chart shows downward trend in employment levels in the North Coast and Nechako regions. Numbers on lefts of chart are in 10s of thousands. While the end of the last quarter of 2012 showed an uptick in jobs, the overall trend is less heartening. ...From page 5 to a chart provided by Yu, we are at the lowAccording to Brian est point in terms of Yu, an economist with regional employment Central One Credit since 2007. Union, the ‘surge’ in While jobs are up at employment that North- the end of 2012 over the ern B.C. saw in 2011 third quarter of 2012, was all but eliminated the numbers indicate in 2012. that the North Coast In 2012, employment and Nechako regions in the North Coast and continue to suffer an Nechako regions de- erosion of the employclined by nine per cent. ment base. “Estimated average “Caution is warranted annual employment in when looking at regionthe North Coast and al statistics as there can Nechako fell to 39,300 be wide variation due persons in 2012, down to small sample sizes,” from 43,000 in 2011 said Yu. and 40,400 in 2010,” “Nonetheless, there is said Yu. clear evidence that the According to Yu, it regional labour market looks like the gains weakened significantly, made over 2010 and which could reflect 2011 were eliminated completion of large in 2012. According projects in the area.”

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The gravel was intended for road-building, but lo-and-behold, it’s mineralized.” “There’s low grade copper, moly and silver,” he said. “Nobody recognized it until we drove up.” “If that [logging road] had been in the Kootenays, within a week local, prospectors would have found it,” Chapman said. “It means that you don’t have any prospectors who are out in the bush prospecting in the Burns Lake area.” According to Chapman, the Kootenays have a strong contingent of prospectors because of well-organized local mining groups like the Nelson-based Chamber of Mines of Eastern B.C. which arranges yearly courses through the local college. Chapman recalls that local colleges in Northern B.C. used to offer courses in prospecting, but they have since stopped making them available in the communities where they could be best utilized. “It would only take a week to learn to be a prospector,” Chapman said. He would like to see programs and classes offered locally so that Northern B.C. could continue its history of large mining discoveries. “If you look through

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the historical record, you’ll find that most of the big mines like Endako and Gibraltar were discovered by local prospectors,” Chapman said. “They weren’t discovered by big companies.” Chapman recalls the discovery of the Endako Mine. “Endako was discovered in 1927 by Mr. Foot, of Fraser Lake,” Chapman said. “He was on a hunting trip with his partner. They were trained as prospectors so they recognized the mineralization [when they came upon it].” Now that Chapman and Carlson, modern day prospectors, are actively advertising the Boer property for development. “What normally happens is that a prospector discovers a deposit and then a junior company comes in and spends about a million dollars on development,” Chapman said. “If that goes well, then a major company will come in and option it from the junior company. Both the junior company and the prospector do very well.” Despite the history of successful mining in Northern B.C., Chapman said it hasn’t been a good year to find investors for the kind of risky work it takes to discover the next big mine. “We’ve been in business 12 years with these properties and this year

[2012] has probably been the most difficult,” Chapman recounted. “It’s been difficult for junior companies to raise money for risky projects.” Chapman cites a number of factors which has chilled mining exploration in B.C. In April, 2012, B.C. changed mining regulations which made it more expensive to make mineral claims. Chapman noted that the claim for the Boer property cost him and his partner only $3000 when they made it. If they had made the claim under the new regulations, they would have spent over $10,000. He doesn’t think that people appreciate how globally-oriented mining has become. “Mining is very international, including the Vancouver group [of investors],” Chapman said. “They look at places in Africa, South America, Europe and here in Canada. If regulations or labour or native issues are bad, they just go somewhere else.” Chapman said it is important for First Nations and natural resource developers to work together. As for the Boer property, despite what Chapman describes as the ‘gloomiest year in mining’ in his career, investor interest remains. “On the Boer, property we’ve had three par-

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Violinist Calvin Dyck and piano accompanist Betty Suderman trace the history of the “golden violin”, an instrument crafted by Dutch master violin-maker Johannes Cuypers in1807. The first stop in the musical journey is Amsterdam, followed by Dusseldorf, Venice, Paris, New York and modern-day Canada. Along the way, Calvin and Betty perform traditional classics from Mozart to Brahms, and the more modern music of Copland and Gershwin. Calvin will charm you with his personality, delight you with his music, and entertain you with stories, costumes and props. www.calvindyck.com

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Cheslatta Carrier Nation business received a $19,401.96 Nechako Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) cheque from NKDF chair Rosanne Murray (L) and NKDF manager Dan Boudreau (R). Lana Hunter (C), manager of the Chief Louie Paddle Company accepted the cheque. The total NKDF amount paid to the business is $91,901.96. Submitted photo

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Hitchhiker jumps out of window CONTRIBUTED On Dec. 24, 2012, at approx 12:30 p.m., a young female was hitchhiking in the Kispiox area when she was picked up by a male driving a red minivan. After some brief conversation, the female became very uncomfortable with the driver and requested that he stop the vehicle. The driver, however, ignored

her plea and continued driving in the opposite direction from her intended destination. The female became fearful for her safety and when the driver slowed to cross a bridge, she jumped from the window of the vehicle. The male did not stop. He was last seen in the Hagwilget area on Hwy. 62, driving towards Hwy. 16. The driver is described as a Caucasian male, heavy set, ap-

proximately 40 to 50 years of age. He has grey hair and was wearing dark brown glasses and a jean jacket. Anyone with information in regards to this investigation to contact Cst. Kim or Sgt. Pelley at the New Hazleton RCMP Detachment (250) 842-5244. If you would like to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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when he first arrived he was a mere scrawny, starved, gangly-looking cat. Fast forward 1 1/2 months, thanks to his rescuer who saw him starving around the Francois Lake area, he was brought to Simond’s Sanctuary. His first 3 weeks were a jo-jo act between binge-eating and not responding well to that. He has now become one of 2 clinic cats who loves hanging around to greet the public, even if clients bring their dogs, he loves the attention and social life of a busy environment. He is outgoing, loves social activity, enjoys attention and asks for his wet food in the morning. He is self-confident, secure, definitely an extrovert, and verbal regarding his joy of canned treats. He would love to be an indoor/outdoor cat. He is 5 yrs. old, male, neutered and vaccinated; due to his prior neutering, his adoption fee is reduced to vaccination cost only. If you are interested in Bolt, give us a call at 250-692-7476. Advertising donated by LD News

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As we approach mid-winter some of us look to ice fishing to get outside and maybe a tasty dinner. At Burns Lake Community Forest we wanted to remind you to be ice safe. Here are some reminders when ice fishing: • Try to stay off the ice until there is 4 inches of clear solid ice. Remember ice thickness varies from one area to another. Factors that affect ice thickness includes schools of fish that may congregate in one area. Their heat will reduce ice thickness. • Always go with someone and have a check in system with someone at home. You and your partner should walk out on the ice at different times and both of you should carry a section of rope as well as a cell phone. • Think about wearing a life jacket. • Carry a pair of homemade ice picks (e.g. a pair of screwdrivers) that you can use to pull yourself out of the ice. Make sure they have wooden handles so they float. • Above all, avoid alcohol which increases risk of hypothermia.

And remember, have fun and catch some fish. Wishing you a good ice fishing season! For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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Boer mountain biking

The Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association brought world-class bike trails to Boer Mountain. Many volunteer hours, grants and donations from the Community Forest contributed to the success of the Boer Mountain project. Burns Lake Curling Club celebrates their 60 year anniversary Published: January 25, 2012 Local resident and long time curling club member Bob Saul researched the history of the Burns Lake Curling Club for the Lakes District News edition of Jan. 2. 2002 to commemorate the club's 50 anniversary. Ten years later, the curling club is now celebrating their 60 anniversary. Third year of losses reported for Burns Lake Comfor Published: February 15, 2012 Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL) annual report shows a net loss of $716,564. It is the third consecutive year the company has recorded a loss. The report, released on Jan. 25, 2012 is a detailed account of the activities of all companies in the CMSL group, including the Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. (BLComfor) and Sheraton Holdings Ltd., for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011. Included in the annual report is the company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year, which show a net loss of $716,564. CMSL president Quentin Beach noted, "This is the third consecutive year that CMSL’s consolidated expenses have exceeded

its combined corporate income." The losses are attributed to the on going down turn in B.C.’s forest industry which are continuing to have a negative impact on CMSL and its subsidiaries. A $2.4 million funding boost for the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena expansion project Published: April 11, 2012 Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad arrived at the Babine Forest Products employee breakfast last week bearing good news for Burns Lake. As part of the ongoing community rebuilding effort, Rustad announced that the province is chipping in $2.4 million in funding to the approximate $3 million arena expansion project. Dubbed the Lakes District multi sport facility expansion and healthy living project, it will see the existing Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena and the curling rink combined into a multi sport recreation facility. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of Nov. 30, 2011, Village of Burns Lake mayor and council chose to proceed with the grant application offered by the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development's community recreation

program for the upgrades late last year. As well as the $2.4 million grant from the province, $392,000 will come from the Village of Burns Lake's capital reserves and general revenue over a three year period, $113,000 from the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, $40,000 from the Nechako Kitamaat Development Fund Society and $60,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust. Disgruntled Burns Lake Band members protect condemned home Published: January 18, 2012 A home on Tibbetts Crescent on Burns Lake Band's reserve was due to be torn down last Friday. According to Burns Lake Band member, Adam Tibbetts, Chief Albert Gerow, Coun. Dan George and Coun. Wesley Sam passed a band council resolution to tear down the house, despite knowing that he was living there. Beverly Tibbetts, who had also previously lived in the home with the late Kelly Dennis said she is the rightful owner of the home and argues that the band does not have the right to make the decision to tear it down. Beverly said she has not lived in the home since Dennis passed away late last year.

According to Burns Lake Band member, Sherry Tibbetts, when someone passes away it is customary not to remove or touch any of their belongings for one year. John Charlie agreed, saying that after a year has passed the personal effects of the deceased are then burnt. “That’s our tradition, that’s how we deal with it,” he said. Lakes District Hospital replacement given the green light Published: April 13, 2012 A crowd of locals gathered at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Hall on Thursday, heard the long awaited news that the Lakes District Hospital replacement project was given the provincial thumbs up. Amid loud applause and cheering, Health Minister Michael de Jong who arrived in Burns Lake to announce the project, said the procurement will begin this spring with construction expected to start in 2013 and be completed in 2015. Premier Clark out of touch with the North Published: January 18, 2012 Is the Office of the Premier out of touch with what’s happening in the North? According to Village of Burns Lake Coun. Frank Varga and Mayor Luke Strimbold, improvements in communication need to be made. The comments stem from a letter the village recently received from the Office of the Premier. The letter, signed by Premier Christy Clark was addressed to Burns Lake’s past mayor Bernice Magee and discussed Magee’s health care concerns for the local area. Premier Clark also congratulated Magee on her recent reelection to the seat of mayor. The letter was officially received by new mayor elect, Luke Strimbold during a council meeting last week. In an embarrassing bungle, Premier Clark overlooked Mayor Strimbold’s Nov. 10, 2011 win at the polls. Not only was Magee not reelected, but she never joined the elec-

Bruins provincial champs

The Burns Lake Bantam Bruins won the Tier 4 provincial championships. The Bruins won the Vanderhoof tournament in fine style. They went undefeated right through to the gold medal game.

-tion race for the seat. Burns Lake Tragedy Fund cheques flowing Published: May 9, 2012 According to Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society treasurer Jack Brown, approximately 184 direct payments from the fund have been made to Babine Forest Products sawmill employees to date. “We have made the

payments in four different increments, starting with those families who had someone pass away, those that were hospitalized as a result of the explosion and fire and then those that were on shift that night,” he said. Bringing home the gold Published: March 9, 2012 In Whistler, Six male snowboarders, five fe-

male boarders and three individual skiers attended the provincials representing LDSS, bringing home a provincial banner, championship titles and a haul of medals. “This is remarkable achievement as we compete against all schools in British Columbia regardless of their ranking and we don’t have a ski hill [in Burns Lake],” Dube said.

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at Lakes District Secondary School We will be remembering the Babine Employees who lost their lives or were injured on January 20, 2012, and honouring the families who have endured great losses Doors open at 12:30pm Memorial begins at 1:00pm Refreshments to follow For more information, please contact: Fabian Michell @ 250-692-4526 or 250-692-9798 Anne Currie @ 250-692-4516 or 250-251-0371

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Very generous donation for the Burns Lake Food Bank United Steel Workers donate $20,000 to local food bank to help out community Walter Strong

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Betty Mathews (L) receives a cheque for $20,000 on behalf of the Burns Lake Food Bank from Bob Matters of the United Steel Workers (USW). The USW represents workers at the Babine Forest Products mill.

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The United Steel Workers (USW), District Three, representing the western provinces and territories quietly donated $20,000 to the Burns Lake Food Bank. On Jan. 3, 2013, Bob Matters, Wood Council Chair, was in Burns Lake to hand over the cheque to Betty Mathews, Burns Lake Food Bank treasurer. Matters said that the USW was looking for a way to continue to contribute to the needs of families affected by the Jan. 2012, Babine mill explosion. The USW had been contributing to the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund. The fund has disbursed all of its funds and is no longer operating. The local food bank recently received funding from through the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program. The food bank will receive $60,575, which is more than the organization had applied for. Between the large provincial grant, the USW donation and regular community donations, Joanna Carnie, a volunteer food bank co-ordinator, said that the food bank will now be able to provide users with paper products as well as food staples. According to Carnie, the food bank has yet to see the uptake in demand since the end of unemployment benefits for many former mill employees in Burns Lake. The Burns Lake Food Bank needs about $2000 per month on average to keep the hampers stocked for those in need. That’s at least $24,000 per year in food distributed to local individuals and families.


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According to their recently released 2013 Threat Prediction report, McAfee Labs is anticipating a greater security threat to your smartphone. Malware infections that cause your phone to make app purchases without your knowledge, or that “ransom” your phone by forcing you to pay to unlock it, have already been identified in the wild. However McAfee and other security companies are warning that threats to mobile devices will most likely increase in 2013 as criminals tap into this lucrative new “market”. Other potential vulnerabilities include the near-field communications (NFC) standard, which among other things allows smartphones with this feature to function like a wireless credit card for contactless payments. Malicious software could potentially siphon additional funds out of your digital wallet whenever you make a transaction, only stealing pennies at a time but if multiplied over many millions of devices could add up to a lot of money. A worm like infection could also use the NFC system to propagate rapidly to other mobile devices in crowded areas like airports & malls, in a manner eerily similar to a disease outbreak. Though there are already security apps for a wide variety of phone platforms, the big antivirus developers may have to struggle to stay ahead of this new threat.

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Kerr Road, Burns Lake Church Service at 10:30 am Sunday School at 9:15 am for all ages, Youth Group Fridays 7-9 pm 250-692-3259

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35 Sunday School for all ages begins @ 9:30 am

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am 250-694-3329 (Church)

IMMACULATACatholic Church 248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

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The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society is currently closed for renovations. We will resume our regular hours on January 22 - from 11am to 2pm on Tue., Wed. and Fri. Our local phone number is 250-692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888-939-3333. We collect used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels.  New volunteers are always welcome! Rec-Connect Meeting Jan. 9, at 6:00 p.m. at the Village of Burns Lake. All groups that attend can obtain marketing assistance from the Village of Burns Lake for their local community activity, program or event. Contact the Village of Burns Lake for more information.

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LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice offi ce, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date. Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.

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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

SUNDAY, 10:30 AM Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196 ~Everyone Welcome ~

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH 136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Sunday Worship 10:00am ALL ARE WELCOME Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m.

Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.

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to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533

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BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor thernyouthonline.ca (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or www.youthinbc.ca. FOOD BANK hours starting Sept. 2012: Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. One box per month for each household. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0. LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RIVER

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Obituaries WILLIAM HERBERT WIPFLI June 19, 1952 December 18, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William (Bill) Wipfli on December 18, 2012. Bill was born in Prince George and raised in Giscome, the perfect area for him to become an avid hunter and fisherman. Bill was also adventurous; after becoming a millwright he moved his family around until he decided to settle down in Burns Lake. Bill was predeceased by his parents: Clifford and Phyllis Wipfli, father-in-law: Rennie Genaille, brothersin-law: Mickey, Laurie and Vernon Genaille and nephew Myles. Bill will be dearly missed by his wife of 40 years Darlene, son Derrick (Bea) Wipfli, daughter Shauna (Jim) Mellen, son-in-law Brad Oman (Michelle), and his pride and joy, his six grandchildren: Caleb, Ethan, Sara, Emily, Jessica and Zane. Bill is also survived by two sisters: Lori Anne (Jim) Hamm, Myrna Robins, two brothers: John and Ken Wipfli, mother-in-law Lenore Genaille, brothers-in-law: Frankie (Val) Genaille, Steven Genaille and numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Esther’s Inn, 1151 Commercial Crescent, Prince George, BC. Arrangements handled by Assman’s Funeral Home.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK Reporting to the Director of Financial Services, the Accounting Clerk is responsible for performing tasks related to the Village’s financial services. Financial work involves payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, property taxes, grant reporting, business licences, utilities, and other related financial tasks. The successful candidate will possess an Accounting or Bookkeeping Diploma or equivalent experience and education. Municipal experience as well as knowledge of Vadim or equivalent software will be considered an asset. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, along with a high level of competence in general office procedures are essential. Candidate should be proficient in the use of office equipment and computers. In addition to a superb location and an opportunity to implement your excitement for community, this position offers competitive compensation and benefits package. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, with cover letter, that reflects their knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position, no later than 10:00 am January 18, 2013. Please include at least 3 references. Attn: Director of Financial Services Village of Burns Lake PO Box 570, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

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Reporting to the Mill Maintenance Supervisor and working closely with other tradesmen and the operating department, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance work in the mill, crusher and other areas of the mine. Duties will include planned and preventative maintenance on the SAG mill, ball mills, crusher, conveyor belts, pumps and other equipment. The successful candidate must possess a journeyman’s trade qualification and have a minimum of five years experience in an industrial environment. Preference will be given to applicants with mining experience and individuals who are also licensed or experienced in welding. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this position. The Millwright position works a 7 x 7 schedule (7 days in, 7 days out.)

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Heavy Duty Mechanic (Shovels & Drills) Reporting to the Mine Maintenance Supervisor, the successful applicant will be a self starter who is able to work safely with minimal supervision, work well in a team environment, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The applicant will be responsible for the repair, troubleshooting, adjustment, overhaul, and maintenance of mobile mine equipment. They must be able to diagnose faults or malfunctions and then determine the most efficient and safe method of repair. The successful candidate will also perform routine maintenance on equipment including Komatsu PC 2000 & 4000 excavators, P & H 2100 shovels, Bucyrus-Erie and Atlas Copco rotary drills and other support equipment. The successful candidate will possess a journeyperson’s trade qualification (BC ticket) or an Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic’s ticket, as well as Grade 12 or equivalent. They must also have a valid driver’s license, tools for the trade, and be able to perform basic welding. Knowledge of hydraulic systems, and experience with shovels and drills would be considered an asset. The schedule for this position will be 4 days on followed by 4 days off.

Mill Maintenance General Foreman Huckleberry Mines is seeking a Mill Maintenance General Foreman to direct our multidisciplined team of maintenance personnel. Reporting to the Assistant Mill Superintendent, this position is responsible for planning jobs and supervising trades personnel in the maintenance and repair of a 17,000 tonne per day copper mineral processing plant. The job also encompasses repair and upkeep of a 250 and 100 person camps and mine site buildings and infrastructure. This position: • Ensures all safety procedures and policies are followed when performing work • Ensures the availability of all of the mill equipment for production • Coordinates maintenance functions within the mill with mill and mine operations • Maintains cost control • Promotes a team atmosphere • Requires excellent time management and organizational skills The successful candidate will possess a journeyman millwright trade qualification and have a minimum of five years supervisory experience directing maintenance crews. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as this position is required to regularly liaise with other maintenance sections as well as operations. The candidate must have competent computer skills with experience with Microsoft Office, CMMS programs and Preventive Maintenance programs. This position works a Monday to Thursday, 4x3 schedule (4 days in, 3 days out). Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. Transportation to and from the mine site is provided from Houston and Smithers by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and Smithers are located in the scenic Bulkley Valley on TransCanada Highway 16, an excellent area to raise a family and has exceptional outdoor recreational activities. More information on the area is available at www.smithers.ca, www.houston.ca and www.rdbn.bc.ca Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of benefits including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified candidates can submit their resumes in confidence to:

Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email: HR@HuckleberryMines.com

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Please be advised 593 299 BC Ltd is proposing to remove all private lands from Woodlot Licences 1690 (117.6 ha) and 0191 (59.3 ha). This land is located south of Francois Lake. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Ben Wilson, RPF at Box 53 Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0. All inquiries must be submitted to Ben Wilson in writing to the above address by January 24th, 2013. All inquiries will receive a written response.

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