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Work camp details arrive WALTER STRONG Details of a proposed temporary workers camp were presented to Village of Burns Lake (VBL) council on Feb. 5, 2013. Kenny Worthing, owner of Lakes District Diamond Drilling Ltd., of Burns Lake, has applied for a temporaryuse permit to build a 200-person camp on the vacant property behind the Lakeview Mall in Burns Lake at 500 Richmond Loop. The facility is intended to house workers required to meet the demand of four upcoming major construction projects in Burns Lake: the new hospital, the rebuild of the Babine sawmill, the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena expansion and the downtown revitalization project. The proposal is to install four eight-trailer dorms, as well as a kitchen and dining unit. All facilities will be available on site, including kitchen, laundry and entertainment hookups like cable and internet. According to the permit application, the camp will require at least 10 employees. Worthing intends to provide complete professional land restoration once the camp is removed, with no costs anticipated for the VBL.

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Stack emissions at the Pinnacle Pellet plant near Burns Lake do not fall within permit requirements. The province and the company continue to work together to achieve compliance.

Emissions high WALTER STRONG Although current stack emissions are much improved over what they were at startup of operations at the

Pinnacle Pellet plant near Burns Lake, the are not currently within the permit requirements established by the B.C. Ministry of Environment.

According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Pinnacle Pellet failed to meet its emissions permit requirements on a on a stack More on page 9...

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Village staff have already had meetings with property owner Randy Hamp, the applicant, Mayor Luke Strimbold, building officials, VBL protective services, and the Ministry of Transportation, regarding the feasibility of the proposal.

Staff Sgt. Grant MacDonald has asked for the opportunity to comment on RCMP concerns for the project. In a report to VBL council, Jeff Ragsdale, development services coordinator, noted that the temporary camp would be a boost to the

local economy, while at the same time meeting anticipated construction demands. A lot of work remains to move the proposal along, but VBL council has asked for a full report, including recommendations from the More on page 9...

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Labour influx expected


Independent MLAs have a dream Imagine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-yearolds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influenceseekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties, and the rule is actually enforced. One where corporations and unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. As parties go to online voting, multiple PIN numbers may be activated from the same phone number or the same address. These and other glaring problems with our partybased political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs. Vicki Huntington broke the party choke-hold on B.C. politics by getting elected as an independent in Delta South in 2009. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North, because he dared to criticize then-leader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the B.C. Liberals in an orchestrated move to the B.C. Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have the credibility of the others to speak on integrity, given his self-serving party antics and his questionable



decision to hire his fiancée and pay her one and a half salaries to serve as his constituency assistant. Leaving that aside, there are some good ideas in the independents’ reform package. One is to give backbench MLAs a meaningful role in policy-making. Simpson gave the example of Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s term as education minister, where she had to reverse ministry policies that didn’t make sense in rural school districts. The all-party standing committee on education could have prevented this error, he said, but it didn’t because it never meets. The party voting irregularities described above could be addressed by giving Elections BC authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. For instance, should the Marijuana Party be subject to this, or the Work Less Party, should either one muster enough organization to stage a leadership contest? The independents had high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast. Both the B.C. Liberal Party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief three-week legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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The details of the proposal for a temporary (3 year) 200-bed worker camp within Burns Lake village limits were revealed at village council. It doesn’t sound like there are any insurmountable hurdles to the proposal. It’s not the 2100-bed worker camp proposed to be built within Kitimat village limits recently Kitimat council debated the merits of that proposal last week - but it’s a big influx of workers for a town the size of Burns Lake. On the positive side, I haven’t talked to anyone who doesn’t appreciate the influx of wages that will invariably be spent locally to some, probably considerable, degree. Yes, the camp will have a kitchen, but how could it not? Nobody would spend weeks, months or years living in a facility where they had to eat every meal out. I’d wager that local restaurants, bars, and cafes will still enjoy a substantial increase in revenue. Having the camp in town is a good idea. It could have been proposed for some location outside of village limits and that certainly wouldn’t have benefitted local merchants and service providers as well as having it right in town. Burns Lake is so small it isn’t on the radar of people who don’t live in the Northwest corridor between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Having workers relocate directly in town will open a lot of eyes to what the village and the region has to offer. Families will visit and maybe more than a few will decide to make Burns Lake a permanent home. People will ask how the mini-construction boom that necessitates a temporary camp will benefit locals if so much labour is anticipated to come in from out of town. To ask the same question another way, how can a region with the persistently highest unemployment rates in the province still require workers from elsewhere to meet employer demand? Half the answer lays in the nature of supply and demand. With so many projects getting of the ground at once, there is not enough locally trained and qualified individuals to meet demand. Construction workers are a mobile group out of necessity. I remember RVs with improvised ladder racks and work trailers migrating to Edmonton during the housing boom of the late 1990s in Alberta. A crew of carpenter’s helpers can’t build a house without a lead-hand and a boss, so workforce mobility is built in to any construction cycle anywhere. The other half of the answer? Apparently it’s a mystery. Ask a politician or ministry spokesperson to explain why the unemployment rate in the Northwest sits stubbornly between 10 and 12 per cent, and you will get a nonanswer. If the camp is built, some will complain that unemployment remains high while workers come in to take advantage of the local spike in construction. If that time comes let’s not forget two things. First, local unemployment is already high while employers - right now - in Burns Lake and in the region can’t find qualified workers. A work camp just highlights an intransigent situation, it doesn’t create it. Second, construction work is mobile. You can’t blame a workforce for doing what it has always done, and what it has to do.

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Burns Lake Band leadership faces criticism from group Dissatisfaction among members results in call for resignations


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Burns Lake Band Councillor Ron Charlie asks for the resignation of Chief Albert Gerow and Counc. Dan George at band offices on Feb. 5, 2013. Approximately 20 members of the band, as well as former Chief Robert Charlie were on hand.

Walter Strong Burns Lake Band (BLB) councillor Ron Charlie, former BLB chief Robert Charlie, and approximately 20 other members of the band gathered at the BLB offices on

Feb. 5, 2013, to protest what they see as a lack of transparency in band management and finances. “A lot of out members are really concerned with their leadership,” counc. Charlie said. “I had a lot of hope when I

got on as councillor. Since day one I’ve wanted transparency and community involvement.” On behalf of signatories to a petition calling for the resignation of Chief Albert More on page 7...

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Editor: I was very disheartened to receive an email with a photo being circulated about one of our fellow leaders in the Lakes District.  Do not get me wrong, I do not meddle in other Nations affairs. Every nation has their internal issues and must find constructive methods to resolve those issues. My issue is how it is being carried out.  It’s one thing to disagree with your leadership but,   I believe it is important to sit down with your leadership and make attempts to resolve the issues in a face to face

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meeting. And the goal would be that no one leaves the room until there is peace between the parties.  Traditionally, this is not how disputes were resolved.  It is wrong on so many levels. This is not how we conduct ourselves as Indigenous people. We can’t move forward as nations if we continue with the lateral violence. It’s sad when our people resort to these sorts of tactics to attack our very own people. As a leader I believe in those principles of accountability and responsibility and make it a part of my practice. Some individuals come from a place of deep hurt

and anger and can't see past their own behavior. We need to hold them up in prayer in a good way. We really need to promote unity if we are ever going to survive as Indigenous people. I don’t agree with sending pictures that are distasteful. I don’t think it is proper to discredit, defame ones character without meeting to resolve, finding ways to make peace with the situation. We are all human beings and need to be treated with some level of dignity.  I firmly believe in the motto: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

If we all chose to work things out and make this a better place to live what a better living environment we create for ourselves, our children, family and communities. Let's choose unity, peace and taking responsibility for ourselves. Let's start building each other up instead of tearing each other down. I speak peace, unity, & reconciliation to our neighbouring Indigenous communities after all we are all one people. Chief Karen Ogen Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Public forests Tour is bigger than one rider

Editor: In response to Bob Simpson’s Feb. 7 letter to the editor in the Lakes District News, I wish to re-assure your readers that this government is not planning to privatize public forests. The ministry’s Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan directly responds to all the recommendations from the bi-partisan Special Committee on Timber Supply. As you are aware, the committee’s report included recommendations specific to Hampton and Burns Lake, as well as recommendations for the larger mountain pine beetle impacted areas. The committee report and the ministry’s action plan recognize that each community is unique. Yes, there is a publicly made commitment to introduce legislation that will enable the conversion of volumebased forest licences to area-based forest licences. Each application would be reviewed on its own merits and would only proceed with the support of the local community, First Nations, stakeholders and the public. I invite your readers to stay up-to-date on implementation of the ministry’s mid-term timber supply action plan by visiting This government recognizes the importance of this issue to the Interior and will be issuing regular updates as actions are implemented. Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Editor: Your editorial in the Jan. 30, 2013 of the Lakes District News on Lance Armstrong was read by us with interest. Since many people have voiced their opinions regarding the Armstrong sage, here is ours. For some 10 years now, we have followed "Le Tour" quite faithfully. July is Tour De France month for us. Live broadcast starts at 5:30 a.m. and winds up with the podium and the results at about 8:30 a.m. As a rule we did not miss too many days. We kept a daily record for the standings. For all these years we enjoyed the race and the cogent commentaries. Lance Armstrong was the man to watch, we did, and enjoyed what we saw. There was always talk about doping. The riders who were caught had their Tour immediately termi-

nated. Of course, suspicious yes were on Lance. For all these years we were also told that Lance was the most checked (for dope) athlete. Mistakenly, we thought the process was sound. To made accusations, suspicion is not good enough. One needs proof. Proof came via accusations by former teammates, and then there was, of course, the sensational admission on the Oprah show (one wonders for this performance, who was paid for what). Sometimes we are astonished over the self-righteous attitude with which we judge athletes. Why is an athlete, who makes his mark in his sport, expected to become an instant model citizen. Whether an athlete goes to the hockey rink, the soccer field or joins the Tour De France, he goes to work to make a living. In this, he does not differ much from the

rest of us. So why do we project athletes into something they may or may not be - and are surprised if they do not deliver what we quite unreasonably expect. When we look at Lance Armstrong, we see a man who, yes, duped us, his fans, but who was also massively used by organizations that for many years profited by his name. For these people, he became the fall guy. Doping might improve performance and therefore results, but pedalling his bike, a rider has to do all by himself, riding daily a stage that might have 180 to 250 km in length for a tool of 3500 km in three weeks. This makes the riders of the Tour the toughest athletes bar none. Where does all this leave us, the fans of the Tour De France? Come next July, we will be watching the Tour and probably enjoy it. Konrad and Gerda Feldmann More Letters on page 7


Francois Lake has had a post office for 103 years

I am trying to get some history of Francois Lake made up for the younger generation. Years ago it was called The Landing but it got changed back to Francois Lake. Although I’m not living at the lake any more my heart will be here as long as I can draw breath. I was the postmaster here for 34 years. Plus may years in the store business. I was married here to a very special lady and raised a wonderful family and made so any wonderful friends that are still my friends. Post office Our mother Agnes Neave was a head of me

with 23 years as postmaster. The first postmaster for the lake was Thomas Harris and the office was located three miles east of the lake in the Forde cabin. In 1917 the office was taken over by Robert Jeffrey and was located in the general store here at The Landing and has been located at Francois lake ever since. The Jeffrey store was huge with the residence upstairs. You could buy anything you needed. The office was again moved to another location very close to where it is today. It was moved from the Jeffrey store in 1921. Postmasters who served at Francois Lake are as follows: Thomas Harris 1910 to 1913; L.O. Forde 1913 to 1917; Robert Jeffrey 1917 to 1921; John Short 1921 to 1922; Fay Short 1922 to 1922; John A. McLean 1922-1924; Ida Prosser 1924 to 1935; Edith Taylor 1942 to 1965; Hugh Neave 1965 to 1999; Kathleen Neave -Barnes 199 to 2002; Laura Ber-

gen 2002 to present. It is hard to believe that there has been a post office at Francois lake for 103 years. In 1918 John McLean built a hotel very close to the present store. In 1922 it was a very cold winter and the hotel burned down. He did not rebuild and the post office was located in the hotel so he then moved the post office into a small building for a couple years. Then Mrs. Prosser took it over. The Prossers built and lived in our house. In those days you took our a contract for a year, so Edith Taylor had to keep the office to finish her contract. Then my mother took over for 23 years. One thing I did find out was why Francois Lake settlement was called The Landing and the reason was there use to a be a heavy boat traffic at the time so the called it The Landing. Even when we came into the district there used to be quite a lot of boats on the lake hauling

freight. Boat making After we got ourselves settled, our dad decided he would try to build boats as more or less as a hobby. Most all the boats at that time were rivers boat design. Of course they were wood, fibre glass at that time was unknown. The river boat was very safe and had a shallow draft. The first two boats were lumber, 24 foot lone and five foot beam. There were lots of them on the lake. Even the forestry and game department used them. One fault they would dry out during the winter months. The next boats to be built were plywood, at that tie you could buy plywood for boats. Dad used mother’s front garden for his workplace so he always would have lots of watcher. Bill Anderson who ranched 20 miles down the lake used a river boat for everything as there were no road. One day we helped

he load a mower, a hay rake and a drum of gas. The boat was low in the water. Some of the folks said he make it but he did. He had a 10 HP motor and Bill made many trips with that outfit, rough weather would never slow Bill down. The river boat is history but the sure did serve the purpose for many years. One of dad’s boat I think it was his last one was the best. He called this boat the May Queen in honour of his granddaughter, Marie who the May Queen in 1967. In those day every year there would be a May Queen chosen and this was our Marie’s turn to be chosen. Our dad was so proud his granddaughter and his boat, the boat remained in our family for many years. They were fun times. There were other boat builders on the lake, Jeffrey brothers who built with in board motors. These were very well done. Fred Paulig, a Talarose resident who also

had one are made boats too. When the factory started making boats the local boat builders were more or less a thing of the past. A lost art. Our son mark has my dad’s boat building frame. When we first came the Jeffrey bothers had two boat houses on the lake shore. The forestry used one and the kept a lovely big boat of their own. It was for years unused and we always wondered where it went as one day it was there and the next it was gone. Here is a little story One afternoon dad was kneeling on his good knee and heard a snap. He was really in a fix. He was unable to get around and he had a half finished boat ;eft. He had to be carried around. First to Dr. Holmes in town and no luck then to Dr. Mooney in Vanderhoof, no luck. Then Dr. Greene in Smithers, still no luck, dad was downhearted and no fooling, there was no cure. On TV one night I no-

ticed something about riding a horse as they were using horses for handicapped children. Next day I was riding our little saddle mare bareback and I told dad we would get some help and get him on it. So he road down the orad and he was gone along time. When he stopped at the step he got off himself and started to lead the pony, he was fine. His knew was cured. I talked to the doctor about this healing and he said was out of joint but not enough that the Xray must have missed it and by riding with no saddle his knee was hanging loose and the movement of the horse put it back in place again. This is a true story and well amazing. Dad finished his boat and lived for a number of years. Maybe this healing was also a miracle who knows but it happened. This was serious as dad only had one leg. Remember always God loves you and so do I.

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Out of towners need help finding accommodations

Editor: I would like to set the record straight for some people trying to go to school in town. Being an out of towner, meaning the southside; it gets tedious to take a course in Burns Lake without transportation to and from the southside. I figured wrong when I thought I could just register for a course at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) and get a place to live in town while taking a course, just didn't happen. I tried to live in a motel, which was out of my budget, had applied to rent an apartment, but was never contacted by the apartment managers. I appealed to Mrs. Mathews to advocate on my behalf, which she had done, got a new application for the apartment, and was not contacted again by the caretakers. When I inquired about the avail-

able apartment I was told it was being repainted. I had stayed with friends, but it didn't work out, so reluctantly I decided to withdraw from the course. I feel maybe CNC should try to cater to out of towners and the landlords more or less paint people with the same brush, which I feel is discriminatory to others. It would be beneficial for the college to be more aware that non residents may have a difficult time attaining housing while attending courses and help them more with information on what is available for housing. Maybe, courses can be taken at the main campus in Prince George where housing for participants can attain housing, but Burns lake has missed out on one person's contribution to the local economy, don't let there be others. I remain, Theodore Morris

I can trust Christy Clark Editor: I’m afraid it’s that time for all of us in British Columbia to start thinking about who we are going to vote for in the provincial election this Spring. It’s not a decision that I’m taking lightly, especially when I think about what the future holds for the younger members of my family. One thing I would like to say, however, is how appalled I am about the unfair treatment Premier Christy Clark seems to get. Why this is so, I don’t really know. But she does not seem to be getting a fair shake at all. But then, putting on my sexist hat, perhaps it’s not very surprising. As a woman myself, and

having worked and competed in a man’s world, it once again demonstrates to me that a woman must juggle home, work and perception on a daily basis in a way that her male counterparts never have to. And of all the woman who have ever been put in a leadership position in our country, from Prime Minister to Premier, none has ever been able to demonstrate fully what they could do. They’ve only been treated a stop gap for the next male leader. For once, I would really like to see what a woman could do with her vision of our future. That’s why I’ve decided to support Christy Clark, and one

of my main reasons is that she has started on a path that leads her government and our Province in a direction I would like to see reach completion. As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, I’ve seen how we’ve gotten to where we are now and I’m anxious for a change. So, let’s see what Christy Clark can do. Not only do I feel I can trust her, it’s also clear to me that she is genuinely, and truly focused on creating jobs for the younger members of our society, and that is something they can literally take to the bank. Diane Walters Williams Lake

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT CNC More than 130 people lined up to be served a hot Chinese meal prepared by students of the College of New Caledonia Professional Cook Program on Feb. 7, 2013. The 14 students, and instructor Chef Darlene Godfrey, spent six hours in prep the day before and then four hours that morning to prepare the labour intensive spread. Walter Strong photo

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Protest signals impasse manufacturing facility in the Burns Lake area. Besides monthly community meetings, Gerow said that there Gerow and counc. Dan George, counc. Charlie expressed a lack are other opportunities for band members to find out what band of good faith in Gerow and George. council and staff are involved in. Gerow and George were on hand for the protest and silently “A calendar of staff and council activity is posted in the band listened to Charlie deliver his statement. office for all to see,” Gerow said. Charlie believes that Gerow and George have failed to address Gerow denies that there are any financial irregularities with the needs and concerns of those living on-reserve in Burns Lake, band finances and he points to independent financial audits reand that band finances require closer scrutiny. viewed by the federal Department of Aboriginal and Northern “Therefore,” said Charlie, “We ask for Affairs which show no anomalies. the resignation of Albert Gerow and Dan OR HARLIE THE AVAILABILITY The BLB’s funding service officer George from the offices and related band with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern businesses, and also a review by Aborigi- OF MEETINGS IN BAND OFFICES Development confirmed that no irregunal Affairs and Northern Development larities exist in the financial or program ARE NOT ENOUGH WHEN Canada into the finances and conduct of auditing of the BLB under current counthe Burns Lake Band. BAND MEMBERS DO NOT FEEL cil leadership. It was also confirmed that According to Gerow and George, the no auditor concerns were noted during BLB is being managed and led in a open COMFORTABLE OR WELCOME IN Gerow’s first terms as band Chief. and transparent manner. George cited But Charlie said that his concerns exTHOSE OFFICES public community meetings which have tended beyond the band’s financial bookbeen held on the third Tuesday of every keeping. He described a deep disconnect month since last November. between on-reserve members of the BLB and band management. While Tuesday’s protest forced the cancellation of the FebruFor Charlie, the availability of meetings in band offices are not ary meeting, the previous months’s meeting was cancelled due to enough when band members do not feel comfortable or welcome a lack of participants. in those offices. “In January, nobody showed up,” said Gerow. “I’ve been alienated since I’ve been there [as councillor],” said Gerow noted that the purpose of the Feb. 5 meeting was to Charlie. have been to outline the progress that the BLB has made on many Charlie said that he wants to move forward in a positive way, but economic and social fronts, including a report on a pending fea- he feels that many band members and band management are at an sibility study regarding a BLB initiative to develop a camp trailer insurmountable impasse. ...From page 5



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lakes District News

Application No: PE-1505

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE Application for Permit Amendments under the Provisions of the Environmental Management Act. We, Maclaren Forest Products Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xstrata Copper Canada Corporation (“Xstrata”), PO Box 10424, Pacific Centre, 1300-777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1K2, has submitted permit amendment applications requesting authorizations to construct and operate a water treatment facility and related components in order to safely discharge treated water from the Bell mine site. The Bell mine site is a decommissioned open pit copper mine located in north-central British Columbia on Newman Peninsula in Babine Lake, approximately 12 km north of the Village of Granisle, Range 5 Coast District and within the Skeena River Watershed. Xstrata has effectively managed reclamation activities at the Bell mine site according to the 1992 Closure Plan accepted by the province of BC. Since closure and as per the plan, the Bell pit has been used to safely store water from site collection ponds and runoff from mine related facilities. The water elevation in the pit has been measured annually since closure to monitor the filling rate. It is expected that the pit will reach its upper operating level in 2018. Xstrata’s application to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas (BC MEMNG) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) proposes to amend the existing permits for the Bell Mine – Mines Act Reclamation Permit M-35, issued on 4 October 1991, last amended on 16 February 1993, and Environment Management Act Permit PE-1505, issued on 21 April 1972, last amended on 25 May 2012. The amendments are for the construction of a water treatment plant to treat and discharge water to Babine Lake.

treatment plant to operations. Xstrata proposes construct a new state of the art water treatment facility on the Bell mine site utilizing the High Density Solids (HDS) process technology to treat the pit water. This treated water will be directed to a polishing pond and subsequently discharged to Babine Lake via a Other components theThis water treatment plant willwater include a polishing pond submerged multi-portassociated discharge with system. is consistent with the treatment process studied and recommended in the 1992 Closure Plan. andHDS a Treatment Management Facility (TSMF)that (currently pond), which The process isSolids an effective and reliable technology is proventhe toTEX consistently produce excellent quality of treated water in northern has a storage capacity of 300,000 m3. The expected volume of the treatment solids climates.

, assuming annual treatment volume of 1.55 . If produced annually is 1,500 mplant The proposed water treatment will treatanand discharge the annual average inflMm ow to the Bell pit at a rate of 1,050 m3 per hour. The aver3 2.6 Mm of water requires treatment, the volume of treated solids produced in that year 3 age annual discharge3 volume from the water treatment plant will be 1.55 Mm (million cubic metres), with a maximum discharge volume of 2.6 3 would bewater 2,500treatment m . Based on the of treatmenthours solids that will be produced eachfor 9 weeks during the ice-free months of May Mm . The plant will volumes operate twenty-four per day, seven days per week 3store treatment year, it is expected that the proposed TSMF has sufficient capacity to and October to process the average annual discharge volume of 1.55 Mm . It will take 15 weeks to treat the maximum discharge volume of 2.6 3 solids for 120 to 200 at the rate of 1,050years. m3 per hour. Contingency plans are provided for untreated water and potential disruptions in the water treatment plant Mm operations. 3


The location under consideration for discharge is offshore and east of Newman Peninsula

Other components associated with the water treatment plant will include a polishing pond and a Treatment Solids Management Facility and southwest of the Bell pit in Babine Lake. The selection of the discharge location (TSMF) (currently the TEX pond), which has a storage capacity of 300,000 m3. The expected volume of the treatment solids produced annually considered criteria including, but not limited to, protection of culturally significant areas, is 1,500 m3, assuming an annual treatment volume of 1.55 Mm3. If 2.6 Mm3 of water requires treatment, the volume of treated solids produced aquatic habitats, isolated embayments, volumes of treatment solids that will be produced each year, it is expected that the proposed TSMF indrinking that yearwater wouldsupplies, be 2,500environmentally m3. Based on thesensitive andsuffi deep waters, as well as totreatment minimize disturbance of200 the years. land and lake bottom and has cient capacity to store solids for 120 to

comply with all applicable regulatory requirements. The proposed facility location will

The location undertoconsideration for discharge is offshore and east of Newman Peninsula and southwest of the Bell pit in Babine Lake. The produce limited no visual impacts. selection of the discharge location considered criteria including, but not limited to, protection of culturally significant areas, drinking water supplies, sensitive aquatic habitats, isolatedequal embayments, andthan deepthose waters, as well as to minimize disturbance of the land and lake The environmentally treated water will have chemical characteristics to or better bottom and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements. The proposed facility location will produce limited to no visual impacts.

presented in Table 1.

The treated water will have chemical characteristics equal to or better than those presented in Table 1.

Table1:1: Chemical Characteristics of the Treated Water Table Chemical Characteristics of the Treated Water Parameter pH

Total Suspended Solids Total Copper

Dissolved Copper Dissolved Iron at Protection Dissolved Zinc


Proposed Authorized Discharge Limits

pH units

6.5 to 9.5









mg/L Bag 5000, 3726 Alfred Ave., Smithers, British Columbia 0.5 V0J 2N0.

The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this 50% survival in 100% concentration,

Rainbow Trout 96-hour Acute Lethality, Single Concentration application will become part of the public record.

The treated water will meet British Columbia Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life within the discharge zone for all parameters. Water quality in Babine Lake will remain virtually indistinguishable from background conditions for most parameters after the discharge commences. The discharge of treated water will not affect water quality and will not pose a risk to human health, aquatic biota or the receiving environment.


Any persons interested in commenting or providing relevant information pertaining Additionally, paper copies are available at the following locations: Village of Granisle toThe the permit amendment may do so within 30 days of this posting. Please send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional treated water will meet British Columbia Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection Manager, Environmental Protection at Bag 5000, 3726 Alfred Smithers, British Columbia Office, Village of Granisle Post BurnsAve., Lake Public Library, Houston V0J 2N0. ofMunicipal Aquatic Life within the discharge zone forOffice, all parameters. Water quality in Babine

Public and Smithers Public Library. The identity of any virtually respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record. Lake willLibrary, remain indistinguishable from background conditions for most

parameters after discharge commences. The discharge of treated will notMunicipal affect Office, Village of Granisle Post Office, Burns Additionally, paperthe copies available at the following locations: Villagewater of Granisle The application can beare made available electronically upon request through the contact water quality and will not pose a risk to human health, aquatic biota or the receiving Lake Public Library, Houston Public Library, and Smithers Public Library. person listed below.

environment. The application can be made available electronically upon request through the contact person listed below. Any persons interested in commenting or providing relevant information pertaining to the permit amendment may do so within 30 days of this posting. Please send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental

Dated this 7th day of February, 2013

Datedperson: this 7thMs. dayTiff ofany February, Contact Murray,2013 Coordinator, Community Engagement, Catana Consulting Ltd. Telephone: 604-561-5736 Email: Contact person: Ms. Tiffany Murray, Coordinator, Community Engagement, Catana Consulting Ltd.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Emissions not up to snuff

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As described by Lorne Davies, Pinnacle Pellet environmental officer, the plant was having difficulty implementing ‘pioneering’ scrubber technology. According to Reitsma, Pinnacle Pellet continues to work through the process of balancing the system to optimize the results of this investment. In the meantime, the B.C. Ministry of Environment says that the appearance of the plume of smoke coming out of the plant chimneys is not necessarily and indication of the emissions content of the discharge. “Changes in the appearance of the plume do not necessarily mean any significant change in the emissions content of the plume,” a ministry spokesperson said. “If the plant is operating consistently the ap-

The Pinnacle Pellet plant near Burns Lake struggles to implement cutting-edge technology. ...From page 1 effect on air quality said Reitsma. “We have were not available at recently completed a sample taken on Jan. press time. What con- program of significant 18, 2013. sequences there are for investment in the scrubPinnacle Renewable failures to meet emis- bing technology which Energy is working with sions requirements underpinned the expecthe province to achieve were also unavailable at tation of meeting the compliance, although press time. more stringent guideno date has been given Pinnacle Renewable lines.” for when compliance Energy Inc. president Pinnacle Pellet has can be expected. and chief operating of- experienced problems Stack emissions are ficer, Leroy Reitsma, with stack emission sampled quarterly, with was unable to give a controls since it began follow-up samples tak- timeline for when stack operation on Jan. 27, en if a quarterly sample emissions could be ex- 2011. fails to meet permit re- pected to fall within quirements. permit requirements. Southside Health & Wellness Centre Details of the pollu“Burns Lake was one th tion levels associated of the first pellet mills with not meeting emis- built to meet new more sions requirements, and stringent guidelines for any possible negative dryer emission control,”

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RCMP, the Ministry of Transportation, and from building inspectors to be prepared for the March 5, 2013 meeting of village council. Notifications of the application will go out shortly to property owners within 30 metres of the proposed site. Normally, Ragsdale cautioned, applications like this can take a long time to process, but VBL council is optimistic that things can be expedited because a lot of preliminary work has already begun.

The society is currently seeking members of the Southside communities to join the society. There is no annual fee required to be a member. Those who live or work on the Southside are eligible for membership. At each AGM the membership will conduct elections for the 3 Southside non-Native Directors who represent the non-Native communities on the Board of Directors. These elected Directors, along with the appointed Band Directors, will participate in the governance of the Health Centre and be part of decision making process which oversees the programs delivered out of your Health Centre.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lakes District News

Walter Strong photos

The smell of jet fuel in the morning Walter Strong The heavy, acrid smell of high-octane gasoline mixed with jet fuel lingers in the air long after these super-modified sleds have shred the 500 foot double lane of snow and ice that was the Cold Smoke 2013 drag strip. Track conditions weren’t fast. With air temperatures hovering just above zero degrees Celsius, the snow was heavy and some sleds would bog down off the start. Many found it difficult to track a straight line, conceding precious fractions of a second to their competitors. Times didn’t matter. Winning your heat did. The fastest sleds topped out at over 160 kms/hr with Burns Lake’s own Tony Strimbold clocking 167 kms/hr. At those speeds, a quarter-second delay off the start was the difference between winning and losing. Children covered their ears but couldn’t tear their eyes away as riders lined up for their runs. Their sleds were More on page 12...

Lakes District News

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DISCO FUN NIGHT Dancing the night away at Disco Skate Night on Feb. 8, 2013 at the Tom Forsyth Arena. All skill levels and ages entertained themselves to a sound track that was made for dancing. Track events like this, and other Village of Burns Lake events, through Rec-Corner in the pages of the Lakes District News. Walter Strong photo

Heavy investor focus on Burns Lake Utilities and social unity key to move from interest to investment WALTER STRONG Cindy Shelford, Economic Development Officer with the Lakes Economic Development Association in Burns Lake, sat down with the Lakes District News to discuss highlights of her experiences at two recent conferences she attended. The Natural Resources Forum in Prince George last month, and the more recent Association for Mineral Exploration B.C. (AMEBC) Roundup in Vancouver on Jan. 28, kept Shelford busy discussing and promoting the potential of the Lakes District for natural resource, and other investments. “The Northwest is on everyone’s radar,” Shelford said. “It’s what everybody’s talking about.” Mine service-related companies, new biofibre projects, and other industrial or industrial service companies are interested in Burns Lake. Shelford can’t discuss the details of who is interested for the sake of not damaging anybody’s competitive advantage, but she is very optimistic about

the potential to attract investor dollars. But there are issues facing Burns Lake when it comes to attracting investment. Infrastructure issues, as well as a perceived disconnect between different levels of government and First Nations within the region; both serve up roadblocks to getting from thinking about investing to actually investing. The Burns Lake Recovery Economic Development Transition Team, was formed to help overcome any lack of communication between various local stakeholders and interested investors. The most recent meeting of the working group in Burns Lake on Feb. 7, 2013 led to questions highlighting how infrastructure hurdles may limit the potential for

investment in the area. Carrier Sekani Family Services has recently received a positive feasibility study regarding the construction of a 20,000 square foot health and wellness centre in Burns Lake. A potential problem that came up during the roundtable discussions, according to Shelford, is that the existing infrastructure for sewer and water may be inadequate to service such a large facility. Another problem facing economic development in Burns Lake is the lack of adequate electricity to power big projects. “BC Hydro is a problem,” said Shelford. “There just isn’t enough capacity.” While a robust hydroelectric grid exists west and east of Burns Lake, to service heavy indus-

try like Canfor sawmill in Houston and the Endako Mine just west of Burns Lake, the local electricity grid falls short of investor requirements. “I’ve brought in delegations from Austria, China, and Finland,” Shelford said. “They want to do business and make investments, but once they start looking at our hydro infrastructure, they see it’s not there.” Shelford sees an opportunity for a turnaround on the electricity front. “The New Gold [mine] project will need a massive supply, as will the proposed cold-water release project at the Kenney dam,” Shelford said. “BC Hydro needs to see a business case, and those are a couple of projects that could support our case.”

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In the winner circle...

Lakes District News

Neleh Williams

is celebrating her


Birthday! From the family

Corner ommunity Forest

Your King Class winners above: Eric Petkau (C), Tony Strimbold (R), and Marco Perry (L). Bill Penner, below, took second in 700 stock. Full results on page 16. Paddle trophies were made locally by the Chief Louie Paddle company.

Marco Punis, top, accepts his prizes for multiple podiums, including first in the Open category. Scott Urness (C) will needed help to carry all his trophies. Kitimat’s Kurt Havery, below took two firsts.

The Burns Lake Community Forest is scheduled to plant more than 700,000 trees this spring. Approximately half will be pine and half will be spruce.

The growing of these seedlings has come a long way since 1925 when the first seedlings were planted in B.C. Since that time nearly 8 billion seedlings have been planted in B.C. for the forest industry. Nurseries began (and still do) growing seedlings using seed from natural stands. Cones would be collected and the seed extracted for sowing. This seed is known as Class B seed. There are rules in place (The Seed Transfer Guidelines) that dictate how far a seedling can be planted from where the parent grew. B.C. also has Tree Improvement Centers. These centers breed trees, rather like a farmer. This is called artificial selection as the breeder picks the parents, just like a cattle rancher picks his/ her bulls and culls underperforming cows. The breeder chooses parents based on management goals. For instance if growth is important, trees that grow fast are bred. If resistance to a certain disease is important than trees that are resistant to that disease are bred. This is called class A seed. For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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Lakes District News

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PricewaterhouseCooper update on Area Finance and the numbered company Contributed Total loan collections to Dec. 31, 2013 are: Area Finance Inc. - $833,720 and 439288 BC $228,870 -total - $1,062,579. Of the 654 loans, approximately 10 per cent have been settled and an additional seven per cent of borrowers have filed for bankruptcy and as a result we are unable to pursue collection. In February 2010, Credit Recovery Centre (CRC), based in Prince George, B.C. was tired to collect the outstanding loans. The collection agreement with CRC has since ended and the estates have now hired Wolfco Bailiffs ("Wolfco") to collect the outstanding loans. Litigation with CRC The issues with CRC stated long before the termination of its collection agreement with the estates. The collection agreement was structured such that CRC would receive 20 per cent for every dollar collected plus a success fee of an additional 10 per cent if, within 14 months from the date of the collection agreement of Feb. 11, 2010, CRC collected in excess of $3 million. CRC failed to meet the $3 million target and failed to remit the success fee that it withheld from the Estates. On Nov. 11, 2011, the contract with CRC was terminated and a demand was made for the repayment of the improperly held success fee and the return of the books and records. Following the notice of termination, CRC commenced an action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the inspectors personally and the estate's legal counsel, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP claiming that the names parties had misrepresented the quality of the loan portfolio. The estates countered CRC's action by initiating its own litigation against CRC for the return of the books and records and for a judgment of $67,000 for the return of the unearned success fee. On March 16, 2012, the Court ordered CRC to return the books and records to PWC and, after a further application to obtain compliance with the order, CRC did so. On July 27, 2012 the Court dismissed CRC's action. An application for judgment against CRC is being prepared and will be filed before the summer 2013. Defending against the CRC action has caused the Estate to incur additional legal expense and stalled the collection of the loan portfolio due to the failure of CRC to return the books and records in a timely manner. Wolfco appears to be making good progress considering the CRC had already pursued the borrowers for 2.5 years. Real property All 29 properties held by the Estates have been sold or the interest in those properties was released where it was determined that three was no equity for the Estates in those properties. Net proceeds of $454,913 have been received form the sale of real property after the deduction of prior ranking secured charges and sales commissions, but excluding legal fees. Actions against related parties A significant amount of the Estates' efforts since our previous report have been focussed on actions to collect the debt owned by Mr. Glenn Anderson and Mr. Doug Montaldi. The Estates have undertaken actions against other related parties that have resulted in settlements and judgments being obtained. The inspectors (both current and former) have played a large told in the Estate's recovery efforts against related parties and we wish to acknowledge their efforts. The inspectors are volunteers who have put in hundreds of hours assisting the Trustee in the administration of the Estates. As we previously reported, Anderson filed for

bankruptcy on Jan. 21, 2010 and Montaldi was petitioned into bankruptcy on May 31, 2010. Both Anderson and Montaldi continue to be undischarged bankrupts as the Estates have objected to their discharges. We continue to work with the personal bankruptcy trustees of Anderson and Montaldi to identify assets and the best method of realization. A summary of actions related to Anderson and Montaldi follows: Recovery actions relating to Anderson's personal assets: The Estates have assisted and funded Anderson's trustee, John S. Beverly and Associates, to review and pursue certain matters against Anderson. This includes and action against Anderson's son, Jarrett, in regard to Gerobeco Holdings Ltd. (Gerobeco), a company that Anderson was a shareholder at the time that he pledged all of his assists as security to the creditors of the Estates. Anderson transferred all of his interest in Gerobeco to Jarrett. Jarrett has paid nothing for damages caused by Anderson transferring his interest in the Gerobeco shares. Anderson's trustee has applied for a Court order for Jarrett pay $537,887 plus interests and costs in respect of the assets transferred to him by Anderson for no consideration. The Court requested further submissions by Feb. 8, 2013. At the current time, we are undoable to estimate when a decisions may be rendered by the Court in this matter. More on page 14...

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PWC estimates one cent per dollar of claim

...From page 13 Recovery actions relating to Montaldi's assets: Montaldi has been examined three times under oath about his personal assets. The first examination was conducted by the Official Receiver, who is a representative of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada. The second and third examinations were conducted by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, who is legal counsel for the Estates and for Montaldi's trustee, Boale, Wood & Company Ltd. The Estate has taken action to recover funds from. Montaldi's assets. These include the following: 1. Petitioning Montaldi into personal bankruptcy; 2. Judgment obtained against Marmon Financial Management Co. Ltd. (Marmon); 3. Appointment of a receiver of the cash and accounts receivable of Marmon; 4. Appointment of receiver of Omineca Lama Ranch; 5. Judgment obtained against DVM Holdings Ltd; and 6. Judgment obtained against Houston Department Store Ltd. To date, the Estate have funded these administrations approximately $52,500 and the collection efforts are still ongoing. Marmon Marmon's financial statements indicated that as of April 1, 2010, Marmon was indebted to Montaldi in the amount of $351,168. A notice of civil claim was field and subsequently a default judgment was obtained in respect of the amount claimed. To date, approximately $35,000 has been garnished from Marmon's bank accounts pursuant to that judgment. While the Trustee's application for default judgment was pending, Sharol Briere, the sole shareholder of Marmon and Montaldi's former common inlaw spouse, actively took steps to put Marmon's assets beyond the reach of the Trustee by encumbering Marmon's assets and diverting them to another company that Briere controlled.

The first of these transactions was discovered quickly as it was affected by a mortgage registered on title to Marmon's lands. While default judgment was pending, Marmon granted a mortgage against its only lands in favour of a relative, Mr. Laurent Briere. The Trustee applied for and obtained an order of the Court declaring the mortgage void as a fraudulent preference or fraudulent conveyance. The mortgage was discharged from title. Its removal has allowed the Trustee to seek conduct of sale of the Marmon land and buildings. The Marmon office was sold to Intata Logging Ltd. for $130,000 on Nov. 15, 2012. The second transaction was only discovered after the Trustee examined Montaldi in aid of execution on its judgement, during which Montaldi confirmed that Marmon has been depositing monies payable to it into an account in the name of Graywood Energy Ltd., a company controlled solely by Sharol Briere. The Trustee applied for and obtained a further order setting aside those transactions and appointing a receive of Marmon's cash and accounts receivables. The Trustee will be applying for further relief in regard to monies diverted from Marmon. DVM Holdings Ltd. (DVM) The Trustee obtained judgment against DVM for $53,860 in regard to a shareholder loan owned by DVM to Mr. Montaldi. Houston Department Store Ltd. (HDS) The Trustee obtained judgment against HDS for $370,075 in regard to a shareholder loan owned by HDS to Montaldi. The judgment has been registered on title to the lands owned by HDS. All of those lands were subject to prior ranking mortgages, the holders of which have each commenced foreclosure proceedings. In the proceedings initiated by the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, the Trustee has applied for and received an order granting it conduct of sale of the two

lands that are the subject of that foreclosure proceeding. It is unclear if there will be any equity in the properties for the Estate after mortgage in favour of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union is repaid. Trustee's statement of receipts and disbursements A statement of receipts and disbursements for the estates for the period Nov. 2, 2009 to Jan. 21, 2013, currently, cash on hand totals $189,014.34 for both Estates. Future actions The last PWC report indicated that we would aim to complete the administration of the Estates by the end of 2011. As the collection of the loan portfolio and certain legal actions remain in progress, it is likely that the administration of the Estates will continue into the latter part 2013. key tasks remaining in the administration of the Estates include: - Realization of the loan portfolio by Wolfco; - Finalization of the administrations of bankruptcy estates of Montaldi and Anderson - Finalization of the receivership of Omineca Lama Ranch; - Resolution of legal action with CRC and other related parties; - Finalization of a number of legal matters related to the accounts receivable of the Estates; and - Distribution of surplus funds to creditors. PricewaterhouseCooper estimate that the dividend to creditors will be approximately one cent per dollar of claim. PWC does not anticipate making a distribution to creditors until all of the above matters are finalized. Periodic updates regarding the file and the payment of a dividend will be communicated on the Trustee's website: www. Should creditors require further information or have any questions, please contact Ms. Kiran Chahal (telephone: 604-8067787 or email: kiran.k.chahal@

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CHINESE NEW YEAR It is the year of the snake, as some locals celebrate Chinese New Year with a show of lights. Walter Strong Photo

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Busy bantam Bruins weekend


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Hockey overseas Follow Burns Lake women hockey overseas Facebook: Burns Lake Vortex Canada Moose Hockey

The Burns Lake Bantam Bruins hosted Vanderhoof and Houston over the weekend. Despite holding nothing back (top left) and some good saves in net (L), the Bruins couldn’t get their game together (above) and Vanderhoof walked away with this meet-up 5 - 0. Sunday saw things set right with a 3 - 2 win over Houston. There’s a full schedule of hockey coming up in Burns Lake this weekend. Atom, Pee Wee and Midget B will all take to the ice at the Tom Forsyth Arena.

Legion Crib Scores

Walter Strong photos

Feb. 7, 2013 First: Jean McCarron Second: Art Mercer Third: Pete Hiebert Fourth: Barb Pederson Boobie: Dick Olson

Decker Lake Whist Scores Feb. 6, 2013 Ladies First: Darlene Wilson 152 Ladies Second: Shirley Giesbrecht 142 Mens First: Gwen Douglas 150 Mens Second: Dan Payne 141 Low Score: Lyle Graham 114 Door Prize: Shirley Larson

Rec Corner


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Public Skating Parents & Tots Skate February 13th at 11:00 am

No Public Skating on February 15 or February 17 due to a planned hockey tournament. We need new music for Public Skating and Disco Skate! Please visit our Facebook (www.facebook.con/VillageRecreation) page to post your favourite songs and have them played at disco and Public Skating sessions.

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The Village of Burns Lake Recreation Department (Village Recreation) is currently seeking an

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR to be part of an exciting program called Indoor PlaySpace.

This program will focus on sport literacy skills for children ages 1 to 6. Please visit 77/employment to view the full job description.

For more information, please contact: Residents are invited to the MULTI-USE FACILITY EXPANSION OPEN-HOUSE FORUM Village of Burns Lake 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 on February 19th from 2pm-5pm at the concession area in the arena. This is a chance for the Phone: 250-692-7587 • Email: community to get a hands-on look at the coming expansion.

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Thrifty shoppers say. . .

“Every Dollar Counts” And they’re right.

Every dollar you spend at an out of town merchant means less money local businesses have to support local sports groups, nonprofit organizations and youth activities. Every dollar you spend outside of your own community makes it harder for your local businesses to remain competitive, or even remain in business.

It’s true. Every dollar counts. Use each one wisely. SHOP LOCAL.

Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club


Wild Game Banquet

Saturday, February 23rd 2013 at the

Rod & Gun Club


The Burns Lake ‘Give a Book, Take a Book’ program is very popular. Jennifer Petersen, community literacy outreach coordinator, said that the book-share program is always in need of used or new book donations. In particular, they’re always short of kid’s books. Donations can be made at the public library. Walter Strong photo

Coffee House Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Francois Lake Hall.

Candence Four men, four mics, no instruments. Lakes District Art Council’s next performers. March 3, 2013.

Cold Smoke full results

...From page 10

like barely contained raging animals. They backfired, sputtered, and screamed-out rpms in their starting line approach. The sleds refused to be handled lightly, threatening to stall rather than to move slowly. The speed and power of these sleds, some exceeding 350 horsepower, doesn’t come without danger. Local rider, Dakota Woods, had a terrible off-track accident during a practise run on Saturday morning. He lost control and collided with a tree. Woods was flown to Vancouver General Hospital with a collapsed lung, a lacerated spleen, broken back and three broken ribs. Juniors: 1. Ryan McCray 2. Michael Petkau Ladies: 1. Daina Firomski, 2. Paula Alec Gentlemen: 1. Kian Strimbold, 2. Jocelyn Etzerza 600 Imp: 1. Dwight Michell, 2. Kevin Etzerza, 3. Chad Lowley 600 Mod: 1. Kurt Havery, 2. Kevin Etzeerza, 3. Dwight Michelle 700 Stock: 1. Cameron Westle, 2. Bill Penner 700 Imp: 1. Dwight

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Michelle, 2. Loren Neilson, 3. Kevin Etzerza 700 Mod. 1. Kurt Havery, 2. Dwight Michelle, 3. Cameron Westle 800 Imp: 1. Michael Payne, 2nd Jarrett Payne, 3. Scott Urness 800 Stock: 1. Scott Urness, 2. Mike Weinhardt, 3. Angel Pettigrew 800 Mod: 1. Michael Payne, 2. Mike Weinhardt, 3. Marco Punis 900 Stock: 1. Trent Payne, 2. Scott Urness, 3. Justin Payne 900 Imp: 1. Jarrett

Payne, 2. Scott Urness, 3. Michael Payne 900 Mod: 1. Jarrett Payne, 2. Scott Urness, 3. Marco Punis Open Stock: 1. Scott Urness, 2. Trent Payne, 3. Michael Payne Open: 1. Marco Punis, 2. Eric Petkau, 3. Richie Brown King: 1. Eric Petkau, 2. Tony Strimbold, 3. Marco Perry Best reaction time: Bret Johnson .504, Trent Payne .507, Angel Pettigrew .515 Fastest: Tony Strimbold 102.78 mph (167 kms/hr).

Doors open at 6:00 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm

Silent Auction


Dance 9:00pm - 1:00am Designated Driver provided

Fund Raiser

Tickets $30.00 per person Tickets are available at: Outdoor Adventures 250-692-3777 Dallas Matson 250-696-3133 Karla Matson 250-698-7340 Advertising partially donated by LD News

Advance Public Notice Load Restrictions

In order to preserve road base strength, pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act, and to provisions of the Commercial Transport Act, notice is hereby given that load restrictions may be placed on short notice in the near future on all highways within the Bulkley Stikine District, including areas from Burns Lake west to Kitwanga, and north to the Yukon border, including Atlin. Restrictions will be imposed in each service area, as conditions warrant. The restrictions will limit vehicles to 100 per cent, 80 per cent, 70 per cent or 50 per cent of legal axle loading. Overweight permits will not be granted and all term overweight permits are invalid for the duration of the restrictions. Trucking and transportation companies, as well as the general public, should govern themselves accordingly. Your cooperation in adhering to the above regulations is appreciated.

Mother Millie Garage Sale & Silent Auction Saturday February 16th, 2013 9am - 4pm at the Lakeview Mall

This sale supports the medical care of local stray animals.

If you normally receive bulk deliveries of water, fuel, livestock feed or other produce, please plan ahead so interruption to your deliveries will be minimized. Dated in Smithers, British Columbia, this 13th day of February, 2013. Carl Lutz, District Manager Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Bulkley Stikine District

For more information about load restrictions, contact local Operations Technician Brad Boyden at 250 847-7403 or visit the Load Restrictions section of

We are hoping for donations for both the silent auction and garage sale and they can be dropped off at the Burns Lake Vet Clinic or give us a call at 692-7476 and we can arrange to pick things up. Advertising sponsored by LD News

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A race interrupted


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Running in memory of Robert Luggi Jr.

Walter Strong

Legion Dinner BBQ Chicken Dinner at the Legion: Feb. 15 Homemade pies:$10 Darts Tues. 7 p.m. Crib Thurs. 7 p.m.

Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club Annual Wild Game Banquet and silent auction fund raiser. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

When Maureen Luggi began training late in 2011 for the Vancouver Sun Run, she never could have anticipated the terrible events that would overshadow her world and take her husband, Robert Luggi, from her life. On Jan. 20, 2012, the Babine Forest Products mill near Burns Lake was destroyed in an explosion that took the life of her husband. Co-worker Carl Charlie also lost his life. “I was in week seven of the learn-to-run program on the night of the explosion,” Maureen said. “I didn’t pick up running again until the following May.” Maureen has invited others to join her in her run this year in memory of Robert Luggi, who was going to do the run in 2012. “Robert had already purchased his running gear and was ready to attend physio for his knee,” Maureen said. Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have been participating in the Vancouver Sun Run for many years. This year many are running in memory of Robert Luggi Jr. Wet’suwet’en counc. Vivian Tom said that up to 20 community members will participate, and that many of those who cannot join are involved with fund raising. The team hopes to raise at least $5000 to cover expenses. Maureen said that she has had at least a dozen team members register from Vancouver, Prince George, Penticton, and Burns Lake. Registration closed for her team on Feb. 8, 2013. The Vancouver Sun Run is on April 21, 2013. The team’s name hasn’t been finalized yet. Maureen’s three kids will decide on a name. For now, it’s Team Robert Luggi Jr.


Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 - 12 p.m. For more info call Scotty Fields at 692-3768.

SENIORS CURLING Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 - 12 p.m. For more info call Scotty Fields at 692-3768.

The Burns Lake Figure Skating Club would like to sincerely thank the

for their generous donation to our club.

RRSP S����� �� H��� Stop by the Investor’s Group new office at 321 Hwy 16 West and talk to Jean. Office hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm Appointments available after hours Phone: (250) 692-7730 Cell: (250) 691-1641 Fax: (250) 692-7740 Jean Marr Investors Group, Consultant Submitted photo

This year, Maureen will run in memory of Robert. Family and friends will run with Maureen in commemoration of her late husband on what has been tentatively named, ‘Team Robert Luggi Jr.’ The run takes place on April 21, 2013, and although registration for the team has closed, donations are being accepted to help fund the event.

Annual General Meeting The eighth Annual General Meeting of the Lakes District Arts Council will be held on

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

in the Burns Lake Library Basement. All members and others interested are welcome. Our regular meeting will follow.


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Help us keep arts and cultural events happening in the Lakes District.

Check us out online... Thank you!

The PeeWee Bruins wish to thank our dedicated team sponsor:

Palling TimBer Thank you to the following businesses for donating: Jim’s ulTra auTo service aksenz Blue Jay sPorTs suPerior ProPane redfern’s overWaiTea foods kal Tire kfc a&W shoPPers drug marT sTore #251, coquiTlam, Bc

Thank you to the Burns lake chamBer of commerce for advertising. Special thanks to all the players, parents & fans! Thanks for playing. Have a safe drive home.

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Lakes Economic Development Association (LEDA)

Economic Development News

Lakes Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors and staff would like to congratulate Cindy Shelford on receiving LastCertificate week was busy with attending the Minerals RoundUp her in Economic Development from theConference Universityin Vancouver and participating in many meetings and making introductions of Waterloo. to potential buyers, investors and supply companies that are interested in

the North. In marketing of our region andapparent helping make connections to Cindy completed her “thesis” on the disconnect assist companies and investors identify opportunities and make right and imbalance between Northern Rural and Southern the Urban investment attraction decisions for our communities, the efforts continue. communities. Through Cindy’s research process it was realized Minister Pat Bell gave a70% strong message that from “This isthe an North. excitthat approximately ofand BC’spositive resources come ing time to be part of British Columbia’s northern economy.” Minister Bell As a result of these findings, Cindy has been engaging with indicated that mining is one of the eight key sectors that we have in BC, other to increase theabundant significant and iscommunities vital to our economy. Pointingawareness out that we of have mineral contributions that thehalf North provides to the companies overall economy deposits and more than of Canada’s exploration are based ofhere BC, so we are well positioned for the future. Noting that the BC mining sector increased it’s production value to approximately $8.6 billion in 2011. Mining employs more than 28,000 people with an expected South Project increase ofBurns more thanLake 10,000 Trail job openings by 2020CAF so skillsUpdate: & trades development initiatives will be a key focus. LEDA has been actively moving the project forward with Also, the forestry, fishing and gas-extraction sector continues to experiongoing stakeholder obtaining necessary permits, ence steady growth overmeetings, this time last year showing a growth in jobs. B.C. archaeological assessments and First Nations advisory, to Ontario, review ranked fourth in Canada for full-time job creation behind Quebec, and evaluate the project to best utilize the area and trail quality. and Alberta from December 2011 to December 2012. And of all the job

gainsismade between December that 2011Darwin and December 2012, LEDA pleased to announce Zimmer haswomen been account for the majority. hired as the Project Supervisor for the South Burns Lake Trail Project. Darwin will be responsible for the hiringfor ofB.C.’s all the crews, The message remains optimistic about the prospects economy overseeing all components of the project reporting LEDA’s for the future, with reports indicating that thisand is an importanttotime for small business in BC, as they have been acknowledged as a crucial engine Board of Directors. of growth for our province in the years to come. To support this further For information regarding this exciting community initiative, locally, efforts are under way to create searchable online database that please Cindy Shelford, Economic Development Officer. serves contact as the offi cial portal for investors to explore opportunities in our communities. Lakes Economic Economic Development Lakes DevelopmentAssociation Association(LEDA), (LEDA)Innovation Place

586 808, Hwy Burns 16, Box 808 BC Burns BC Ph: 250/692-3700 Fa: 250/692-3701 Box Lake Ph:Lake, 250/692-3700 Email : OR Email: OR


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Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service

Night of Music: Saturday, February 23


“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Chicken $14


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

To book a rental: please contact Terri Dickson at (250) 695-6684, (250) 692-6684 (cell), or work at 1-877-695-6635. Email: website:

Monday, February 18

Dinner $14

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion.

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

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

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Crib Thursdays at 7:00pm

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

CLUES ACROSS 1. Jam into 5. Egypt’s capital 10. Disfigure 13. Biblical Hamath 14. Vipera berus 15. The three wise men 16. “The foaming cleanser” 17. Earthquake

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

featuring two stoves as well as dishes and utensils for up to 120 guests, the lodge is a great spot to host your next event or get together.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Friday, February 22 Friday, February 15 General MEAT DRAW Steak Meeting BBQ

Saturday, February 16 ~ Next one: February 23


Phone: 250-692-3805

24 Hour Service

Church Directory

email: Phone: 250-692-3232


CROSSWORD 50. Be obedient to 51. French river 53. __ fatale, seductive woman 56. Made a surprise attack 60. Winglike structures 61. Belittle oneself 65. Department of Troyes France 66. Mains 67. Shoe ties 68. A carefree adventure 69. Mariner or sailor 70. Modern chair designer 71. ____ Gin Fizz cocktail

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18. Breezed through 19. South Pacific island 21. Legal possessors 23. List of dishes served 25. Jai __ 26. Superhigh frequency 29. Farm fanbatic 34. Double agents 36. No (Scottish)

37. Peninsula off Manchuria 38. As fast as can be done (abbr.) 39. Apulian city 70121 40. Talk show host Philbin 42. USA’s favorite uncle 45. More coherent 46. PBS drama series 49. Retirement plan

CLUES DOWN 1. Chew the fat 2. A prince in India 3. A Far East wet nurse 4. Axiom 5. The frame around a door 6. Fruit drink 7. Ugandan Pres. Amin 8. Real Estate Services 9. Brass that looks like gold 10. Nutmeg seed covering spice 11. River in Austria 12. Eliminates 15. Canadian province 20. Green, Earl Grey and iced


22. Four ball advancement 24. Vaselike receptacle 25. Highest card 26. Unction 27. 1st of the books of the Minor Prophets 28. Symbols of allegiance 30. Farm state 31. A citizen of Iran 32. More dried-up 33. Alt. spelling for tayra 35. Perfect examples 41. One point E of SE 42. Secretly watch 43. Three toed sloth 44. __ student, learns healing 45. Liquid body substances 47. Act of selling again 48. Stroke 52. Selector switches 53. Speed, not slow 54. City founded by Xenophanes 55. Picasso’s mistress Dora 57. Having two units or parts 58. 2nd largest Spanish river 59. Delta Kappa Epsilon nickname 62. The cry made by sheep 63. Air Cheif Marshall 64. Perceive with the eyes


Introduction to the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative - Exploring Business Opportunities. Feb. 16, 10am - 4pm. Island Gospel Church. Morning, lunch, afternoon break provided. PGNAETA will reimburse travel costs for two persons per community. To register, contact Jessica Mikolayczyk at 250-561-1199 or our toll free number of 1-800-510-0515 or email Lakes District Hospital & Health Care Centre: February 2013. Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Pines adult day centre - 10am-2:30pm. Every Wed. Health Unit - Child health clinic. Every Mon. (Baby drop in 1-3pm), Tues., & Fri. Health Unit - Adult Clinics. Feb. 13 Hospital Auxiliary meeting 7-9pm. More information (250) 692-2460

~ Everyone Welcome ~

Have you ever thought of becoming a foster parent? If so, come out to the Pre-Service Orientation to Fostering Feb. 22, 6-9pm. Feb. 23 & 24 9am - 5pm at the Lakes District Community Services Society. Pre-registration is mandatory. Contact Mindy at (250) 692-0120 to register. Southside Health & Wellness Centre: February 2013. Chair Yoga every Tue. & Fri. from 10-11am. Feb. 13 Good Food box pick up at Grassy Store. Feb. 27 Depression workshop 1pm - 3pm. More information call (250) 694-3270.

Free Webinar on “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Impact on Families,” presented by Dr. Nancy Prober (Psy.D.), will take place on Feb. 13, 7-8pm, at Room #113, Muriel Mould Neighborhood of Learning. Call Heather at (250) 692-7500.

The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Regular hours: 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!

Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting March 4 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome.

Nurse Practitioner evening clinic. Feb. 18, from 1-7pm. Southside Health & Wellness Centre. Call (250) 694-3270

Sunday 10:00AM

President Lambert 694-3748

Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome


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.



Burns Lake Community Church


Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


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

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Mar. 13, 1928 - Jan. 24, 2013 Olga was born to Margaretha and John D. Klassen on March 13, 1928 at their home in Gouldtown, Sask. Olga was the fifth child in the family of eight. Olga moved to Burns Lake in 1955 and started work at the local hospital. After her father passed away in 1967, Olga dedicated the next 16 years to looking after her mother while continuing her nursing career. She retired from nursing in 1986 and then used her skills in Mexico for a 6 months. She also worked in California for two weeks with Mennonite Disaster Service. Olga enjoyed working at Ootsa Lake Bible Camp as camp nurse for 6 consecutive years. All the children affectionately caller Aunt Olga. April 25, 1997 Olga married her good friend Wally Colborne. They enjoyed seeing many sights together. Their happiness lasted only a short while - Wally became very sick and passed away June 1999. Olga’s faith sustainer her during this very difficult time. Olga had just nicely moved into Tweedsmuir House when she was admitted to the hospital. After some very difficult days, she was finally released from her body to meet her heavenly Father on January 24, 2013. A memorial service was held at IGF on January 30, 3013. Olga will be remembered by the Colborne family, brothers Albert Klassen and Elmer (Justine) Klassen, many nieces and nephews and their children and many friends.

Information 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.

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or FOOD BANK As of February 2013, clients are welcome to a box on both of the distribution days. Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. 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 PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845


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Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for a Planning & Quality Assurance Manager in Tête Jaune Cache, BC

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The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director will manage the development, implementation and maintenance of Lake Babine Nation (“LBN”) Services operational policies, practices and principles that provide for competent governance, accountability, effectiveness, transparency and efficiency; implement organizational vision; provide direction and support to the political & administration office. The Executive Director will work out of the Woyenne Office located in Burns Lake, BC. QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduation with professional degree from a recognized university in Business, Human Resources or Finance preferred; Specialization that has been obtained through an exceptional combination of training, education and / or experience may be considered. • Experience of strategic leadership/senior management of not-for-profit organization or corporation; • Extensive experience with financial and human resources management; demonstrate knowledge & experience in leading First Nation Political or Advocacy organization would be an asset. • Background and knowledge base of issues facings First Nations in Economic Development; • Problem-solving, decision-making, financial and policy analysis; leadership role modeling/mentoring to encourage optimum performance by staff; • Superior written / oral communication/negotiation/ presentation skills to represent LBN dealings with multilevels of government and various stakeholders; • Understanding of LBN History and mandate, aboriginal rights, challenges, opportunities and political processes pertaining to First Nations; PROCEDURES: 1. A cover letter, please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position. 2. Recent resume showing that you meet the basic Qualifications. 3. A photocopy of your Degree, Certification. SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO: Beatrice MacDonald HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Lake Babine Nation, P.O. Box 879, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Email: DEADLINE: Until position filled Only those applicants short listed will be contacted for an interview.

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Please be advised that Ken Hill, Licencee for W1536, and Doug Waters, Licencee for W0118 are proposing to remove the private land associated with their Woodlots. W1536 private land is 123 hectares and is located on Thiessen Road, Grassy Plains. W0118 private land is 43 hectares in size and located at approximately 15 km on the Colleymount Road. Questions, comments or requests for information regarding these transfers can be sent to Free Growing Forestry Ltd., Box 510, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 before March 13, 2013.

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Legal Notices NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W0950 Please be advised that Chris Paulson is proposing to remove all private land (gross area 100.8 hectares) from Woodlot Licence 0950. This land is located in the Palling area west of Burns 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 March 16th, 2013. All inquiries will receive a written response.

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Lakes District News

Strict marine safety standards will ensure we respect our neighbours above, around and below us.

Although tankers have been safely navigating the north coast and its channels for decades, marine safety remains a top priority for British Columbians. We have been planning the Northern Gateway Project for over a decade, with a particular focus on protecting the environment. We have added specific safety requirements to our marine operations plan to help make the waters of the north coast safer not just for tankers serving the project, but for all marine vessels.

Tankers will reduce speeds in the channels…

Qualified BC Coast Pilots will board and guide all tankers… To prevent spills, all tankers serving the project will be modern and double-hulled, and will be vetted by independent, third party agencies before entering Canadian waters. Once strict safety and environmental standards are met, they will be guided through the Douglas and Principe Channels by qualified BC Coast Pilots.

Tankers travel slowly, but to make sure that marine species and their habitats are respected, tankers will be required to reduce speed as they pass through certain sections of the channels. Even their escort tugboats will have quieter engines to reduce underwater noise.

Powerful tugboats will escort tankers… Additional radar and navigational aids will improve safety for all vessels…

Tugboats have been shown to significantly reduce tanker incidents worldwide. Powerful tugboats that have been specially commissioned for Northern Gateway will assist in the safe arrival and departure of tankers. All tankers will be attended by a close escort tug. In the channels, laden tankers will have two tugs–one tethered at all times. These tugboats will have emergency response equipment on board and will be capable of assisting any marine vessel.

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For increased safety and sure guidance, additional radar systems and navigational aids, such as beacons, buoys and lights, will be installed throughout the routes. This will not only improve safety for tankers, but for all marine traffic on the north coast.

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February 13, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News