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STEELHEADS IN FINALS Steelheads advance to CIHL final with win over Kitimat.

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FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Appetites for food and culture nourished by Festival of Nations.

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FEEL THE BURN Floyd Krishan, from the Garage Warriors, pushes to finish one last chin-up during the Smithers Saltos’ Fitness Challenge Feb. 11 to mark National Gymnastics Week. The Saltos took the top spot, Shogun Dojo was second and The Peak placed third. Ryan Jensen photo

BASSETT HONOURED Nicole Bassett recognized by Outdoor Industry Association.

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Huynh thrown by IOC decision By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in a secret ballot to put wrestling on the chopping block in the 2020 Olympics. Hazelton’s Carol Huynh is not pleased with the prospect of the sport she has won two Olympic medals being cut. “It just doesn’t make any sense to me,” Huynh said.

“When I first heard I thought it was cut for sure, but now that it may have a chance is a bit of a relief.” Huynh wonders why the national and international wrestling organizations were silent before the announcement from the IOC. “I’m sure they both knew before any of us did,” she said. “I’m not sure what they were doing.” She is concerned about the potential

for wrestling to return based on softball and baseball being voted out after the 2008 Olympics. Neither have made it back on the Olympic schedule, but they are both competing with wrestling for inclusion in the 2020 Games. Two sports that are in direct competition with wrestling, due to sharing venue space, are Karate and Wushu martial arts. Smithers wrestling coach Don Roy

is less diplomatic than Huynh in his assessment of the decision to force wrestling to battle for a spot. “I think the IOC prostituted itself to the commercial interests of the [TV] networks,” Roy said. There will be a total of 28 sports on the 2020 Olympic schedule. Wrestling has been an Olympic competitive sport since 700 B.C. and part of

the modern Games since 1896. “This is the quintessential Olympic sport,” Huynh said. “I can understand the IOC wanting to give other sports a chance. “But when I look at the core sports they ensured would be in the Games it gets hard to wrap my head around.” Having represented her country on the largest stage possible in the sport, Huynh

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knows wrestling sets itself apart in many ways. “It’s just such an emotional event,” she said. “You have to control your opponent and outperform them without hurting them. “It’s quite unique.” She’s shocked, but the news is not enough to bring her out of retirement. “I’m concerned for the next wave of wrestlers in Canada,” she said.

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some of our objectives.” One of the increased costs is policing. Compared to last year, the town has seen a nine per cent increase in RCMP costs so they chose to utilize a $113,330 RCMP budget surplus to help keep the resulting tax levy low. “Council felt that was money taxpayers have already paid toward these services so it would be a fair and balanced approach to take some of that surplus and apply it to this year’s operating budget,” Bachrach explained. On the capital side of the budget, there are some large expenditures including: $3.6 million for the new arena, $650,000 for water line looping on Railway Ave. and

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The Town of Smithers has proposed a two per cent tax levy increase to allow for funding of key community projects in their 2013 budget. The exact effect on Smithers homeowners won’t be known until early April when council meets to set the tax rates, which combined with the tax levy increase, will determine the tax implications. “The reality is the cost of delivering local government services goes up every year,” Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. “Part of the increase is related to those costs and part of the increase is to achieve

$238,000 for water and sewer infrastructure at the Smithers Regional Airport. “On the capital side, the arena is our number one priority for 2013,” Bachrach said. “We’ve made a commitment to getting that done.” Some of the highlights of the operating budget include: $200,000 for street paving, $89,000 to restore public works staffing and increase staff capacity at Smithers Regional Airport and $15,000 toward implementing the recommendations of the BikeFriendly Task Force. Also of note, Councillor Mark Bandstra said, is the $15,000 being spent on a

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Whiskey Jack surprise Gray Jays, sometimes called Whiskey Jacks, are an elusive bird and always a treat to watch.

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Gerald (“Jerry”) Geraci wishes to clarify aspects of our report of fines and convictions under the B.C. Wildlife Act published in The Interior News, Feb. 6, 2013. Jerry Geraci states he has never, in over 28 years of guide outfitting, operated without the proper guide licenses, tags or insurances. Our Feb. 6 article stated Jerry Geraci was convicted of hunting game without a hunting license. Mr. Geraci points out that, as a guide outfitter, his role is to guide hunters, not to hunt himself. Jerry Geraci wishes to clarify that he was not, during the season of 2010, himself hunting any game without a hunting license and in fact, was not hunting at all. He says he has never hunted any game, under any circumstance, without proper hunting licenses and tags. Jerry Geraci was convicted of 2 counts of “not reporting” and “making a false statement.” However, Mr. Geraci

states that our article has taken these two counts out of context. In regards to the first count: A bear was harassing one of Jerry Geraci’s camps and was a threat to life and property. All measures were taken to make the bear leave the vicinity of the camp. Unfortunately, the bear became life-threatening and charged one of the guides; the bear had to be discharged for those reasons. Jerry Geraci did not discharge the said bear but does support, for safety, that the action taken was necessary to preserve life. In regards to the second count: A cow caribou was shot accidentally by a hunter. All measures were taken to ensure that the bull the hunter was hunting was clear – the cow was unseen behind the bull and slightly hidden behind a knoll. The hunter had all proper licenses and tags. Our article states that Jerry Geraci was convicted of killing wildlife without a permit, Jerry Geraci didn’t kill any wildlife.

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Rezoning opens door for High Road

By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

A rezoning amendment opened the door for the development of some much-needed affordable housing in Smithers. At the regular Town of Smithers council meeting Feb. 12, council voted in favour of changing the zoning for a parcel of land on 16th Ave. from Low Density Residential (R2) to Public Use 2 (P2 ). The rezoning allows for the construction of a 10-unit assisted living housing project for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities. High Road Services Society, the landowner, is now moving forward with their building plan. “We know there is a significant need,” Executive Director Dana Gorbahn said.

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“We have a few people that are homeless and are having difficulty finding accommodations and then there’s quite a few that are in sub-standard situations that we’d like to help.” Gorbahn estimated the project will cost between $1.2 and $1.5 million but their next step is to hire a consultant to see if any cost savings can be achieved. “We don’t have any definitive timelines,” Gorbahn said. “We’ll do it as fast as possible and as soon as we garner the funds to do so.” The change in zoning should also assist them in securing additional funds from BC Housing, Gorbahn said. Concerns were brought forward about the application, due to its location across Main St. from the Hilltop Pub. The noise issue is

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something that will be addressed, Gorbahn said. “It’s something we took into consideration as we put together our building plan,” he said. Mayor Taylor Bachrach said he was pleased to support a project that fills a need in the community. “It’s a great use for the property and we need seniors and

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Throne speech misses northern B.C. Prosperity Fund counting on natural gas revenue

By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

The B.C. Liberal government is counting on natural gas to fuel the provincial economy and erase the province’s debt. In a pre-election throne speech, Premier Christy Clark announced plans to establish the British Columbia Prosperity Fund. The fund is expected to raise about $100 billion dollars in revenue from taxes on liquid natural gas exports, natural gas revenues and corporate taxes. “It’s an interesting concept,” Stikine NDP MLA Doug Donaldson, said. “But it seems like they’re putting all of their eggs in one basket.” What northern B.C. needs, Donaldson said, is a more diverse economy. “We’ve seen the boom and bust with resourcebased economies before,”

Donaldson said. “It shows a lack of understanding of northern economies.” Donaldson also said at first glance, the Prosperity Fund doesn’t have any mechanisms that would see some of the money raised go to local communities. The expected revenue is based on the assumption five LNG terminals will be built to process natural gas for shipping overseas. In addition to paying down the province’s debt of $56 billion, monies from the fund are earmarked for personal tax reductions and investments in community infrastructure and services such as health care and education. “Our LNG industry is quickly developing. Large industry players are investing millions of dollars now to prepare for the opportunity ahead,” Energy, Mines and Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman said in a press release.

“We owe it to British Columbians to create the greatest economic return possible, so we can ensure this opportunity delivers benefits to our citizens for generations.” Although the Liberal government is counting on natural gas to solve many problems, Donaldson noted none of the proposed LNG plants have yet to undergo an environmental assessment. Although, the throne speech is meant to outline a vision for the upcoming year, Donaldson said much of the speech, including the proposed Prosperity Fund, highlighted promises too far into the future. Absent from the throne speech was mention of initiatives or support to develop agriculture or tourism, two areas important to the Bulkley Valley economy, Donaldson said. Investment in agriculture and tourism would help

diversify the regional economy and consequently help buffer against ups and downs in resource-based economies and the global economy. Given the anticipated increase in mining activity in northern B.C., Donaldson is surprised the throne speech didn’t mention a skills training program. “There wasn’t a lot in the throne speech around important things for the daily lives of area residents,” Donaldson said. “No mention of skills training so local people can have the best chance of benefitting from an increase in mining activity.” Donaldson did commend Premier Clark for highlighting a program designed to address bullying and a program to establish a senior’s advocacy office. “It’s a good step,” Donaldson said. “I think these are things that will benefit Stikine overall.”

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Years Gone By Gleaned from past issues of The Interior News

1933 February 15, 1933

1963 February 6, 1963

United Valentine Tea was Enjoyable Success The valentine tea given under the auspices of the Women’s Guild of Smithers United Church on Saturday afternoon met with very generous response. The church was artistically decorated in keeping with the spirit of the occasion and a very enjoyable musical program was presented, the following being the contributors: Mrs. L. B. Warner, Misses Winnifred Anger, M. Stephens, V. Graham and Mr. J.S. Gray.

1993 February 10, 1993

Firemen vs Powermen A local hockey feature will be played again this season between Smithers Volunteer Firemen and B.C. Hydro employee at the Civic Centre arena at 2pm Sunday. The event is a challenge affair, with all proceeds going to the Civic Centre Fund. Previous games between these town contesting teams have been a real spectator attraction, and a good turnout of fans is looked for.

Outdoor rink planned for Winterfest Winterfest festivities are going to be celebrated with the addition of an outdoor skating rink if the weather cooperates. Council approved a request from Winterfest committee organizer Neil Floyd to build an outdoor rink at Heritage Park. Plans are to build snow banks and flood the surface, provided temperatures fall below freezing. The rink is intended primarily for the enjoyment of small children and those wishing an evening of outdoor skating, Floyd said in a letter to council. After Winterfest, slated for Feb 18 to 21, council should consider setting up the rink again next year, he suggested. Council voted unanimously to provide municipal workers to build the rink.

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Immoral senators It hasn’t been a good a good month for the Upper Chamber. Several Senators have been pointed with the finger for taking advantage of allowances for maintaining their primary residence in the province they represent, when in fact it appears their primary residence is Ottawa. In all likelihood the Senators in question will be absolved of any wrongdoing according to the technicalities of the rules. Whatever the outcome, it is the morals of the behaviour that really needs to be addressed. The media darling of the group is Senator Mike Duffy, because he’s a former political reporter with CTV. Duffy, like other junior Senators earns $132,000 a year plus allowances for such things as travel. Duffy is eligible for 64 round-trip flights from PEI, where he apparently owns a cottage, to Ottawa where he apparently owns a home. The median family income in Prince Edward Island in 2010, according to StatsCan, was $63, 610, less than half of Senator Duffy’s base salary. About six per cent of Canadian workers make more than $100,000 a year, including Duffy. Roughly 75% of Canadians earn less than $50,000 a year. Duffy claims the cottage in PEI as his primary residence and thus is entitled to $22,000 a year for living expenses to cover costs while living in Ottawa. Thems the rules. How many Canadians own a cottage? Yet, despite all of the privileges, privileges most Canadians will never enjoy, Duffy obviously felt no moral or ethical qualms in taking advantage of a housing allowance, claiming the cottage he owns in PEI as his principle residence. Duffy’s not alone, there are similar questions being directed at Senator Brazeau and Senator Mac Harb as well as Senator Pamela Wallin. The residency flap now puts into question Duffy’s eligibility to represent PEI in the Senate. Never mind the residency issue. Technically Duffy and the other Senators caught in the residency fiasco may be within their rights. Morally, they need to return the money so it can be used to fund low-income housing. Morally, they need to resign. - Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

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he 23rd annual Rock Talk event hosted by the Smithers Exploration Group takes place this week. It’s another great opportunity to present my approach to mining and how, as mining critic, I’ve been bringing that message to the province. This event is especially timely after last week’s Throne Speech where the BC Liberals plan for the economy of the north is to put all our eggs in one basket with an overemphasis on liquid natural gas. Never mind that not one of five

proposed LNG plants on the north coast have environmental approval, that First Nations and communities are still waiting for real consultation on most of the proposed natural gas pipeline routes, and that legitimate concerns about water issues with fracking in the northeast have never been properly addressed by this government. Mining exploration and development, on the other hand, has real benefits right away, not 30 years from now as in the BC Liberals LNG scheme. My colleagues in the BC NDP caucus

GUEST VIEW Doug Donaldson know the importance of the mining sector in bringing jobs to rural areas and in contributing millions of dollars to the provincial revenue stream. That is why we voted in favour in the legislature to spend

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public money on initiatives that support mineral exploration like GeoScience BC and the mining flow through tax credit that offers incentives for investment in junior mining companies. As mining critic I have toured numerous exploration sites and operating mines around the province. Adrian Dix and I recently met with the Association for Mineral Exploration BC board at Roundup and previously with the Mining Association of BC directors. The message we bring is that by improving a First Nations consultation

and accommodation framework and by restoring public trust to BC environmental standards, we can do a much better job of acting on the opportunities that mining presents in the province. And our commitment to skills training means that northerners will have the first opportunity at jobs in the regional mining sector rather than companies having to rely on temporary foreign workers – an unacceptable situation this current government created. Doug Donaldson is the NDP MLA for Stikine.

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Should the federal government establish a public inquiry into allegations, contained in a report by Human Rights Watch, of sexual and physical abuse by RCMP officers against aboriginal women?

SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS,

CONTAINED IN A REPORT BY

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, OF SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE

BY RCMP OFFICERS AGAINST ABORIGINAL WOMEN??

Yes 30%

No 70%

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RAYLENE OSBORNE

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“Probably, but I think it should be a general inquiry about how they treat everybody.”

“Yes, because Canada doesn’t focus on aboriginal problems enough.”

“Yeah. I think it should be recorded if they have been treated unfairly.”

“It should be more about misconduct by the police not just about First Nations and police.”

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Northern Health trumps tolerance Editor: It has recently come to my attention that the Northern Health Board decided to put an end to the peaceful assembly and memorial service held on the lawn of the Smithers Hospital, as their response to one anonymous complaint. They cite the concern of violence as their reasoning. After meetings and dialogue with the organizers the decision was made, request denied, discussion concluded. The one-hour annual ceremony has been held peacefully for 30 years, if there is real concern about violence one would have to ask, “Who are you worried about and

why don’t you use the power of the law to first protect peaceful protesters and then deal appropriately with violent offenders. If freedom of speech and peaceful assembly can be snuffed out over something as benign as the demonstration of love and concern for helpless babies, then we have different thoughts, opinions and beliefs and something from each group will inevitably be offensive to the other. Our children are taught in school to be tolerant and inclusive, where are these qualities when you need them? Jim McGregor Telkwa

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by Enbridge, Interior News, Feb. 13, 2013). Josette Wier’s response to Carmen Graf’s letter (that was about one-third shorter than the letter he actually submitted thanks to our  activist/ editor friend) displays a perfect example of one-sided hypocrisy. Wier’s view is a product of the millions of dollars in foreign-funded special interests groups propaganda. She condemns Mr. Graf for sharing a one-sided view while

her letter is filled with one-sided information and assumptions. For example, she talks so intelligently about Community Advisory Board meetings having never been to one to look at both sides herself.  She talks about there being no response set up for a highly unlikely spill at sea but you have no proof of this. You talk about no benefits of the project but fail to mention the $1.2

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billion in tax revenue that will be generated from it over the next 30 years (that pays for things like healthcare, education, infrastructure, and social programs). She speaks about an extremely unfortunate incident on the Kalamazoo River but no mention of the approximately three million barrels of oil traveling safely through Canada every day. As far as jobs go, she says they

will be filled with foreign workers, but again that’s another propaganda-fuelled assumption. I agree, residents of northern B.C. do need to inform themselves of both the risks and benefits of the project. Wier’s one-sided special interest propaganda is not what we need. Russell Graf Telkwa

Enough is enough Editor : I’m so done with: University students who disrupt and threaten the very system that they think should provide them with free education when they haven’t contributed a nickel into the system. Meanwhile our seniors who’ve worked and paid taxes their

entire lives so we can enjoy the amenities we take for granted today (including the education system) are left to retire and rely on a pension plan that is a disgrace and an insult to their life-long labour. Free is not free, kiddies. People that move into our beautiful valley from places they weren’t happy with, then with their air of superiority, all the crap they left behind they drag here and attempt to turn our valley into the warped utopia they think it should be. Do not tread on us. If you don’t like what’s here, leave. Motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and guns are all a fact of life around here, we do all of the above, get used to it or get lost. See IDLE on p. A9

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Dignity in face of extremism is awe-inspiring IDLE from A7 My grandchildren love racing their motorcycles at the local track and we’ll do all we can to ensure these kids won’t be hindered by the likes of people like you. That track became a reality because of honest, hardworking, caring, longtime residents like the owner of the property and generous locals who provided their machinery, money and labour. Foreigners who come to our country and set-up shop operating ski-tours and think that they should have exclusive use of whole mountain ranges to the exclusion of all others. That motorized sports such as snowmobiles should not be permitted into these vast tracts of Crown land, yet they themselves should be allowed and are in fact using motorized equipment in these same areas!   Are you kidding me? Do not tread on us. Idle no More, really! What exactly is the problem here? The problem is that there is no equality in this fake made in Canada democracy and never will be until all able bodied people work and contribute to society, until the laws of the land apply to everyone equally.   The career I chose years ago cost over $35,000.   A native fellow I was in training with never paid a cent toward the same training program.   All his courses, travel, accommodations, meals were paid for by our tax dollars.   He later decided that it wasn’t his cup of tea and went on to a different career, and yes, it was also paid for by our taxes. Any perceived wrongs that were done years ago are in the past, we learn from them but we must

move on. Penalizing me and all my descendants forevermore for someone else’s perceived mistakes is not just or democratic. We have contributed more than our fair share, how about you?   I’ve paid taxes for 41 years. Unfortunately some of us can never be idle, our lives are spent paying for the ones that are. Mark Holenstein Telkwa

Residential schools just wrong Editor (re: Claim simply unbelievable, Interior News, Feb. 6, 2013). I must reiterate my previous contention that Mr. Steciw has not taken the time or effort to inform himself on the history of the Indian Residential School program. Reading his response to some material I provided I was reminded of the story of the blind man who thought an elephant was like a rope upon feeling the animal’s tail. When Steven Harper offered an apology to First Nations because of the Residential School policy he explicitly said the policy was wrong and damaging. To suggest, based on a few anecdotes from people with ‘positive experiences’ at residential schools, that the program itself was not detrimental is simply wrong. The only reason those individuals were in residential schools was because they were not permitted to attend the same schools other Canadians attended. With respect to the remarks about 70 per cent

of all native children he admitted to hospital being due to maternal neglect I dare say this type of comment is far more racial stereotyping than it is any form of empirical soundness. Mr. Steciw also questioned the validity of information from the Department of Indian Affairs suggesting the health of Indian children in Residential Schools was worse than in their home villages. This was around the time of the First World War. Village life at that time meant living close to nature, a far cry from the squalid third-world conditions that evolved as time passed. The fact is the biggest culprit was tuberculosis and the Residential Schools were a breeding ground for TB. Death was the common result of TB at that time. The officials in the Department of Indian Affairs were aware of the dangers posed to these children and deliberately chose both to continue the practice and to not upgrade the facilities to improve the health conditions. The point of my earlier letter was to emphasize the colonial attitudes towards First Nations were malevolent, designed to erase these cultures from the face of the Earth, literally. That cannot be emphasized enough. To compare this with the ‘melting pot’ metaphor is absurd. The Ukrainian culture was never threatened by Canada while the Wet’suwet’en culture was a target for extinguishment. That was the policy. Trivializing this fact serves no useful purpose. We are celebrating 100 years of Smithers this year and this presents us with a marvellous opportunity to

reflect on the relationship of the Wet’suwet’en people and the rest of the Bulkley Valley community. Clearly, things haven’t been all that wonderful through the years yet through it all ordinary people, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal have formed good personal relationships and found ways to live together for mutual benefit. This being said, the relationship needs plenty of nurturing and this will be ever so much easier if we quit sugar-coating the racist behaviours that predominated Canadian society until very recent times. Yes, we are in a new era of respect for First Nations but some old attitudes are slow to wither away. Bill Goodacre Smithers

Embarrassed by extremists Editor, My heart goes out to Candace Freebird for what she must have experienced reading the hurtful letters concerning Residential Schools. I just wanted to let her know that these views are not representative of the whole community. Sadly, it tends to be the more extreme that find voice. The more thoughtful remain silent. Many of us feel disgraced and embarrassed at what has been written. I won’t weigh in on the various claims as that somehow lends them an air of legitimacy, but I want Candace to know that I stand in awe of the dignity with which she replied. Good Luck! Mel Coulson Quick

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Faith Matters St.James Anglican Church Rev Daphne Moser 250.847-3018 What is Lent? Lent is a period of 40 days that many churches celebrate as a time of reflection and fasting. It begins on Ash Wednesday, this year was last Wednesday, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Those who are checking these numbers will quickly point out that there are more than 40 days. However Sundays are not included because they commemorate the resurrection. As a child I was always asked, “What are you giving up for Lent?” I tried giving up candies, chocolate or cookies. If I succeeded I felt pretty pleased with myself. But Lent is more than a time of giving up something like sweets or chocolate. It should be a joyous season of feasting of taking on something that makes our life more fulfilling in Christ. Lent is a time to fast from certain things and feast on others to focus on God and how God works in our lives. What are some things that we could fast from?

What can you replace them with? Here are some practical suggestions, I am sure you can think of others. Fast from worry and feast of trusting in God. Fast from complaining about the trials of life and feast on appreciating others. Fast from negatives and feast on positives. Fast from judging people and feast on seeing the Christ within others. Fast from the pressures of life and feast on prayer. Fast from emphasizing our differences and feast on celebrating the unity of life. Fast on the things that make us depressed, feast on the things that lift us up. Fast on concerns about illnesses and feast on the healing power of God. Fast from suspicion and feast on truth. May you have a holy Lent.

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Steelheads advance to CIHL finals By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Smithers Steelheads have moved on to the final round of CIHL playoffs after dominating the Kitimat Ice Demons 5-1 Saturday night. They now face off against the Williams Lake Stampeders in the championship final. As has been in the case in most of the Steelheads’ playoff games so far, special teams played a big role in the team’s success. The Stampeders spent more time in the penalty box in this contest and it cost them as the Steelheads scored three of their five goals on the powerplay. Steelhead forward Lane Perry played a big role in ushering the Stampeders to the penalty box as his in-your-face style seemed to get under the Williams Lake player’s skin. “Not too many teams that we play against like me,” Perry said. “I’m always in the way. “It’s not how I approach the game but that’s how it turns out. “I’m a competitive guy and I like to get in

Randall Groot eyes the puck as it heads toward the Kitimat goal Saturday night. Groot scored twice in the winning effort.

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their faces and play with emotion.” Despite controlling much of the play throughout the opening minutes of the first and having a number of solid scoring chances, Williams Lake opened

up the scoring with a powerplay goal of their own at 11:28 of the first period. The lead held throughout the period, but Smithers outshot the Stampeders badly in the first 17-4.

“We came out hard and they were kind of flat and never really came around,” Randall Groot said. At about three minutes into the second period, just off a too-many-men penalty, Adam DeVries

scored on a fast break off a feed from Darryl Young and Ian Smith to tie the game at one. The Steelheads never looked back after the tying goal. About four minutes

later, Randall Groot took a couple of whacks at the puck while sitting on the Williams Lake doorstep to get one past the goalie to make it 2-1. At 3:34 left in the second, Darryl Young fired in a onetimer off a feed from Ryan DeVries to increase the lead to two goals and with just 51 seconds remaining in the period, Adam DeVries netted one to make it 4-1 heading in to the final period. After two, the Steelheads outshot the Stampeders 31-10. In the third, Smithers kept the pressure on but played more of a defensiveminded game to maintain their lead. With only 18 seconds in the game, Randall Groot scored his second of the contest to carry the Steelheads on to a 5-1 victory. “We’re playing the best hockey we have been all year,” Groot said. Game one of the SMP Cup final goes Saturday night in Williams Lake. To find success in the final, Perry said the team has to stay out of the penalty box, but still play tough.

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BVCS Junior Royals win zone title By Ryan Jensen

MVP and Ty Goodson was a tournament AllStar. The Royals lost only one game all season. The year is now over for the Royals, but three of the team’s players — Steenhof, Goodson and Caleb Groot — are now joining the school’s senior boys’ team for Zones in Houston this weekend. The Gryphons exited early from the A event after losing two straight in the doubleknockout tournament. A young team,

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2013 is upon us and our Centennial Celebrations have started. We hope you are in the spirit and that you were able to take in some of the wonderful events during the Spirit of the Mountain Winter Festival. Make sure that you take in Rayz Rail Jam on March 2 and the Lions Jam Pail Curling on March 3rd. There will be activities happening all year and we need YOUR HELP especially during Home Coming which runs from August 2nd until August 10th. We need Volunteers to help us out in the following areas – Setting up of Events, Clean up after Events, Security and Assisting with Running the Events. Do you have a Talent (Singers, Musicians, Dancers, Kids Entertainers) and would love to perform we would like to hear from you. We will have entertainment all day and evening at different venues during homecoming. VOLUNTEERS Contact Bill Goodacre at 250-877-1895 ENTERTAINERS Contact Sharron Carrington at 250-847-2675 Or contact us through our email at celebrations2013@yahoo.ca Remember this is your Centennial and we would like to hear from you. If you are planning an Event, having A Family Reunion or if you would just like some information we are here to help you. Go to our web site at smithers2013.com and check out our news reports, projects and events. We will try to let everyone know about upcoming events before they happen in our weekly article in the Interior News. Even if we have nothing major to report, we will at least say HI!

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The Bulkley Valley Christian School junior boys’ basketball team finished their season with a zone championship title Feb. 16. The Royals defeated Hazleton and Queen Charlotte Secondary on their way to the zone title. “It was truly a team effort,” coach Chris Steenhof said. Aaron Steenhof was

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SSS wrestlers clinch trip to provincial championships By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Smithers Secondary wrestling program continues to produce high-calibre athletes. Last Friday, the Gryphons played host to the Zone Championships and qualified six wrestlers for Provincials in Duncan the last weekend of February. Moving on to the next stage are Alex Schell, Jamie Tersago, Stephen Bichlmaier,

Eric Holland and Devon Ambridge. Don Roy, one of the Gryphon’s wrestling coaches, credits former Smithers Secondary wrestler and new coach Addison Bree with bringing a fresh approach to the program. Bree is teaching the wrestlers techniques that will help them be successful at the college or university level, he said, not just in the high school program. “He’s dragging these kids up whether they like it or not,” Roy said.

“It’s been good for them. “They’ve been improving a lot because of it.” Schell and Tersago, in Edmonton two weeks ago, placed first and third respectively, and have been wrestling well all year, Roy said. Tersago won only one match last season, but this year has won all but one. A summer wrestling camp attended by the girls in Jasper last year seems to be paying off, Roy said. “It’s like getting in an

extra half a season of wrestling in one week,” he said. “To be successful at provincials, they’ve done a lot of the work already as they’ve been working hard all year.” For the boys, Roy said they just have to continue training as hard as they have been all season. “Now, it’s just about getting confident with their technique,” he said. Tersago, Schell and Bichlmaier have also qualified for Nationals in Saskatoon this April.

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Thank You On behalf of my family and myself, I wanted to thank everyone for their love and support during the loss of our Dad, Bill Euverman. A special thank you to our Dad’s siblings, our “Angels,” your thoughtfulness means so much. Thank you to Netti Lubbers, and our cousins, Marlene and Shirley, for the wonderful catering. Thank you to Pastor Martin for coming to do the service and for your support during this difficult time. It was really nice to see everyone at Dad’s Celebration of Life. We really appreciated the support everyone gave. This has been difficult for us, and we continue to realize just how thankful we are for friends and family that surrounded us then, and now. Thank you again for extending your support. Warm Regards, Laura Van Somer and family

Seabridge Gold has now submitted the Environmental Assessment (EA) Application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its KSM Project (located 65 kilometres northwest of Stewart). This milestone comes seven years after the company began work on KSM in 2006; the journey through the EA process – used by the Federal and Provincial Governments to review projects to determine their environmental, social and economic impacts – began for the project in 2008. The KSM Project EA Application reflects years of exploratory drilling; detailed scientific, technical and heritage research and fieldwork; and expenditures of more than $146 million dollars, 80 percent of which have been in British Columbia (BC).

reflects feedback from the Nisga’a Nation and First Nations, the project’s Working Group, and input provided by members of local communities who’ve taken the time to attend events, meetings, community summits and career fairs to learn more about the project. Like many major industrial developments, the KSM Project requires a joint provincial and federal EA. This means the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will review the KSM EA Application and make recommendations to their respective minsters about whether or not to issue an EA Certificate for the project. Provincial and federal regulators, Aboriginal groups and the general public participate in the review too. Seabridge will also be involved, presenting information about aspects of the project and being available to answer questions from reviewers.

Resource development drives the BC and Canadian economies, and the proposed KSM Project – with its 52-year mine life, potential multi-generation The review process will take employment for thousands, time. The proposed KSM Proand huge economic impacts at ject is large, and the detailed, community, regional, provincial 25,000-page application reflects and federal levels – represents Seabridge’s commitment to rean important opportunity for sponsible development. many. And, while today every“Years of hard work, expertise one seems to have an opinion and resources have gone into on the development of Canadvancing the project to where Taking people to see the proposed site was an important part of ada’s natural resources, it’s gathering feedback on the KSM Project’s design. it is today and we are very proud important to remember that the of the work done by our personenvironmental review process nel and our first-class team of consultants,” continues ensures development does not come at any cost. Fronk. “Thanks are also due to the KSM Working Group “If you look back over time, in Canada, carefully designed projects are given the go-ahead to proceed,” says Rudi Fronk, Seabridge Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only because they are technically and scientifically feasible, but because they are environmentally sound and socially responsible. This is the only way resource development can take place today.”

For the KSM Project, Seabridge pulled together a team of employees, consultants and contractors with the knowledge and experience needed to design a great technical project. And, from the beginning, the company has been committed to submitting an application for KSM that

and other stakeholders, whose contributions through the consultation process have helped improve the design of the project, including some innovative, industry-leading responses to evolving standards in areas such as water quality.” Fronk concludes, “Everyone’s participation and input has resulted in what we consider to be a strong application for a technically and environmentally feasible project. We look forward to a timely and fair review of our EA application / EIS submission, and will continue to work cooperatively and closely with all those involved, as we enter this next stage in the KSM Project’s development.”

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The finals for the A events of the Steelhead and Edelweiss Bonspiels could not have played out more differently. The Edelweiss was decided by the last rock of the last end, while the Steelhead bonspiel was over after four ends as the winning team had an eight-point lead. The competition

at the Edelweiss was fierce throughout and a closest to the button contest was needed to decide which teams advanced to the finals. A rock right next to the button thrown by Wendy Pierce sent the Young rink into the A finals. In the A final, the Angela Young team defeated the Susie Disher rink 7-6 to win the Edelweiss. Young and company started fast, ringing up

a five-point lead after the second end. The Disher rink whittled away at the lead and brought the game to within two points by the final end. The final came down to the last rock as the Disher rink needed to score two to send the match into an extra end. She came up short and the measuring stick came out to give the Young rink the victory. “It was so close, no

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Bonspiels well attended CURL from A14 The Judzentis rink also went undefeated throughout round robin action. “We shot really consistently,” Judzentis said. “We didn’t really have a bad end.” Rounding out the Judzentis rink is John Kennedy, Richard Blaines and Kevin Jeffries. Their competition in the final, the Johnstone rink, was made up of a team that has a history at the event but hadn’t curled together in three years. Johnstone, Enzo Chiaravalloti and Derek Hetherington were joined by Ryan

Klaver, who had never curled before. “It’s a game of inches,” Johnston said. “We had a great weekend.” The Steelhead B event was won by the Clyde Miller rink from Terrace, the Dennis Rasmussen rink from Smithers took the top spot in the C event and the Ed Maskiewich team, also from Smithers, won the D event. Eight women’s teams and 20 men’s teams competed at the events. Photos of the winning teams from the Steelhead Bonspiel can be seen at www. interior-news.com.

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Last week’s Festival of Nations featured tasty treats, activities for children and insights into the different cultures. Clockwise from top left: Mable Forsythe prepared bannock and salmon chowder as part of the Taste of Nations; Brian Semeschuck, right, with B & T Wagon and Sleigh Rides made several trip loads around Smithers on Saturday afternoon; Lana Wong at Steakhouse on Main serves up a tasty treat during Taste of Nations; Emily McGiffin shared her experiences in Sierra Leone as part of an afternoon of presentations at NWCC; Delilah Souter, 3, shows off her face painting at the Friendship Centre. Percy N. Hébert and Ryan Jensen photos

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It’s been nine months since he disappeared. There have been no leads as to his whereabouts despite an exhaustive search effort throughout the Bulkley Valley. He’s about twofeet tall, weighs about 50 pounds, has reddishbrown hair, webbed skin between his toes, bucked teeth and a roundish flat tail. Buckey the Beaver was last seen May 2012 at his home inside the Aspen Riverhouse lounge. The Riverhouse has not been the same since Buckey disappeared, general manager Colin Bateman said. “Our staff would have nightly conversations with him once everybody had left for the night,” Bateman said. “They have no one to confess their sins to now. “We did an investigation the night he went missing but we’ve had no luck.” The Riverhouse lounge is now offering a new beer, Thirsty Beaver, in an attempt to try to lure Buckey back. Now, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) and the Aspen Riverhouse have teamed up to bring Buckey back before the BVRC’s annual general meeting Feb. 25. Over the last few years, the BVRC has hosted their annual general meeting at the Riverhouse and Buckey has become an integral part of the organization, BVRC research program manager Rick Budhwa said. “We felt like he was a part of our team,” he said.

“A good component of our research is focused on wildlife and natural resources so we became quite fond of Buckey. “We’re leading the charge to bring him back to his rightful place. “We have all of our wildlife biologists on high alert.” A reward is being offered for Buckey’s safe return. Call the Aspen Riverhouse at 250-8474672 or the BVRC at 250-847-2827. The AGM is open to the public and will consist of dinner, a short meeting, an awards ceremony and anniversary celebration. Reserve your spot by Feb. 20.

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Submitted by the Smithers Farmers’ Institute Interested in local meat, eggs, and artisan products? The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market is still indoors for 2013! The next markets will be held on February 23rd and March 9th at St. Joseph’s gymnasium from 9am to noon. Notes for Producers: The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market Association Annual General Meeting will be on March 8, 2013 at the Pioneer Activity Centre at 7:00pm. Contact Megan at 846-9854 for more information. The Smithers Farmers’ Institute is hosting a Poultry Health Workshop on March 14th. The workshop is taught by Dr. William Cox, Poultry Veterinarian and his associate Dr. Victoria Bowes. Please contact Megan at 846-9854 for more information. The BC Cattlemen’s Association is looking for input on fencing needs in order to plan for future Fencing Programs. The current program funds fencing along Schedule 1 & 2 Highways. March 31st is the end of the Growing Forward agreement, and is fast approaching. The new Growing Forward 2 (GF2) agriculture policy agreement will have changes to the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs. The Growing Forward 2 website has contact information: http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/agristability/.

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What started as a passion for the outdoors has transformed into a career in ensuring the great outdoors stay great for Smithers Secondary grad Nicole Bassett. Bassett, who has worked in the outdoor industry for several years, is currently part of three eco-conscious organizations whose goal is to make living on the planet greener in various ways. She was recognized in January by the Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) Sustainability Working Group for her outstanding contribution and dedication to ecosustainability with the inaugural award. “I’m very honoured to receive this award,” Bassett said. “The work I do is in line with my values, so most of the time it doesn’t feel like work.” The OIA is an organization of companies that distribute clothing or gear for outdoor enthusiasts. Bassett began her

current trajectory by completing her masters in sustainability at York University in Toronto. She made a smooth transition from school to the workforce. Nearly six years ago Bassett worked for Patagonia as the company’s social responsibility manager, which meant a lot of travelling and checking in on how the company was adhering to global workplace standards and making improvements where necessary. “I was very lucky to get the job with Patagonia right away,” Bassett said. “I loved that job. “It was rewarding because I was able to make a positive impact in people’s lives by making sure we were meeting or exceeding industry standards.” She was able to see various parts of the world, but not the main tourist areas. “I would land somewhere like Shanghai and then would have to hop in a vehicle and drive for five hours to the factory.” After three

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to follow. All members are responsible for creating an index of clothing, footwear and equipment; adopting a system of responsible chemical management; disclosing where raw materials come from for their products; and maintaining a high level of social responsibility and ethical treatment of labourers. Bassett is the chair of the OIA social responsibility working group, the director of education and communications for the Sustainable Food Trade Association. If that isn’t enough, she also organizes a sustainability website dedicated to brining together like-minded people and companies to build a future everyone can live in comfortably. “The work that I do is mainly helping the outdoor industry improve in every area where sustainability is possible,” Bassett said. “My job is made easier because of the companies that are part of the OIA are progressive and leaders in the industry.”

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Northern Root Community Garden AGM Thursday, Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m., 1289 Hudson Bay Mountain Road. Anyone interested in obtaining a plot in the garden is invited to attend. Contact Scott McMillan, mcmillas@ hotmail.com, 250-847-2832, with any questions. BVFMS Presents Emilyn Stam & John David Willaims at The Old Church 1st Ave. & King, Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. No matter what the context, the sound is clearly her own. 4th Annual Family Fun Day at Telkwa BBQ Grounds Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. A Telkwa Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. Main event 3 p.m. Search & Rescue/Fire Fighting Relay. BV Farmers Market is indoors from January through April. Dates are Feb 23, March 9, April 13 and April 27. Join us in St. Joes School gymnasium from 9 to noon. Dmitri Cody, dmitricody@gmail.com Smithers Film Society presents Boy, Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. An unpretentious comic tale of a youngster’s growing relationship with a long-absent father. Standard admission.

Medium as Muse Featuring some of Anne Havard’s lesser-known talents alongside her exceptional watercolours. Exhibition dates: Feb. 5-March 5. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12-4 p.m. 250-847-3898; info@smithersart.org; www.smithersart.org. Smithers Gallery Art Workshops: Affordable workshops, February & March. Check our website for course details, dates, and fees. Spaces are limited, registration and pre-payment is required. www.smithersart. org; info@smithersart; (250) 847-3898. My Body & My Personal Growth starts March 1, 7 p.m. at the Healthy Living Centre. Explore how well you relate to your body and find out why it is essential for your personal growth. Dan or Weny at 250-847-3533. Insommnia from the Oriental Medicine Perpective, Julie Chaplin, CHHP, FEAP is speaking at the Thursday, March 7 Brown Bag Lunch program at noon at the Smithers Healthy Living Centre. Senior Income Tax Clinic March 9, 1-4 p.m. at the Pioneer Activity Centre. Some restrictions apply. Please call Staffie at 250-847-2380 for appointment.


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s time going faster these days? Just an idle question. Maybe it’s because we think that spring is on the horizon. Don’t get too excited, I have an idea the weather could change in a hurry. Just the same I can tell of you from the northeast to this valley that the sun shines. More pussy willows showing up. Here’s something to set your heart all a flutter, I saw a pansy plant greening up. I’m writing this piece just before Valentines Day so I can tell you some of the amorous activities going on here. No, it isn’t me! The pigeons have declared their love for their life partner and eggs as you can imagine are the result. Two ravens come every day looking as if they are happy with their lot. Now this might seem a bit odd, I have a three legged rabbit living in a big pen with a silver pheasant. Today it looked to me as if the rabbit really liked the pheasant. Maybe not, but the rabbit was attached to the back of the pheasant. A post office report yesterday told me someone saw geese flying over. Haven’t heard any more about that. Marg from Smithers said she saw a big flock of

FOR THE BIRDS Brenda Mallory

waxwings. Reports have also come in from Topley and Telkwa. Earlier I saw a couple of ruffed grouse eating spilled seed. Nice to see. As of this morning I’ve heard two reports of sick pine grosbeaks, I also had one here. It died and I burned the poor thing. I have since cleaned all my feeders hoping that will help with the problem. Sick birds often seek water. If you have a water feature they actually might sit right in the water. Carmen from Fort Nelson thought she saw a rough-legged hawk out by the airport. Did anyone else see the bird? A northern shrike took a boreal chickadee from Dianne’s feeding place in Fort Nelson.

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Nature’s way. Juncos still seem to be quite abundant in all areas. Mind you it is the redpolls who are the most numerous. Today I noticed very few pine grosbeaks, the ones that are here are all females. Males must have moved on to find a territory of their own. A pileated woodpecker is at the peanut butter log as we speak. He seems to take the stuff away. Maybe just likes to eat in private. A couple of keen birders have asked me for plans for nesting boxes for the chickadees and northern flicker. I will get plans for that. Don’t forget to check your dog’s nails, I’ve done the front paws. Today I tackle the back. My new dog is not keen on the process, old Cody, what does he care? I do hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day if you are into that sort of thing. Don’t give leftover chocolate to your dog or cat. Actually never heard of leftover chocolate. Maybe it’s a guilt thing from eating too much. Not a hint of cabin fever in the calls that have come to 250-8465095. Thanks for taking the time to send e-mail notes and pictures to mallory@ bulkley.net.

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For news items or advertising The Interior News • 250-847-3266 Rotary Club of Smithers Celebrates Rotary’s Founding

The first Rotary Club was formed on February 23rd 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris. Since then Rotary has expanded to include 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs in almost every country of the world. Rotary’s motto,

The Rotary Club of Smithers was formed in 1952 by members of the local business community. Gordon Williams Sr., one founding members of the club, has served the Club and the community for more than 60 years and

“service above self ”, which was adopted in 1911, continues to be one of the key guiding principles in providing service in the community, the workplace and around the world. Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in their communities and throughout the world. The Rotary Club of Smithers joins Rotary clubs around the world to recognize the day, also known as Rotary’s “World Understanding and Peace Day.”

continues as an active member to this day. Our club has developed a strong and diverse membership particularly since Rotary International welcomed women as members over 24 years ago. The primary goal of the Rotary Club of Smithers is to promote and support a diverse variety of worthy service projects both locally and internationally. We accomplish this goal through leading, volunteering and sponsoring projects that are in line with Rotary’s core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership. Over the years, many local projects have been completed by the Rotary Club of Smithers. Some examples include the Rotary/Hudson Bay Mountain ‘Trail to

Town’, the information kiosk at the east entrance to Smithers, the Heritage Park skateboard park, the walking bridge on the Smithers perimeter trail, the new deck at the Bulkley Lodge, The Grendel Group Kitchen, the Ski-patrol rescue sled, swimming pool

orphanage support in the Ukraine, Child Focus Africa (Kenya) Shelter Box Program (Haiti), world peace fellowships and many others. Financial support of our club’s various projects is provided through three primary fund-raising initiatives; the Rotary

access structure for the disabled, ‘Books for Babies’ literacy program, the Telkwa Kids Park swing set, and most recently the Rotary Main-Street Entrance Park. We also have plans for larger projects with a more long term focus, such as the pedestrian/bike bridge across the Bulkley River at the end of Main Street. Another focus of our local program is the support of numer-

Charity Auction, our Fall Fair concession booth, and the Celebrity Golf Tournament (held in cooperation with the BV Foundation). We wish to thank the businesses and residents of the Bulkley Valley for their continued support of Rotary events, without which we could not undertake the projects or provide the services locally or internationally. If you are someone

ous youth initiatives, including; international student youth exchange, student bursaries, and adventures in citizenship (a one-week program in Ottawa). The Rotary Club of Smithers is also highly involved in the support of international projects including: Polio Plus (a worldwide Polio eradication program), Ethiopian water well projects,

who is looking to make a difference in the community, and in the world, then Rotary may be for you! Please visit our website, or contact any of our members for information on how you can join and make a difference. www.smithersrotary.ca article submitted


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atching a Safeway Living Centre, a talk about insomnia checkout lady trying from an oriental perspective by Julie to scan in an item, the Chaplin. young fellow behind me commentHear about a variety of tools to ed that he knew a guy who had the deal with insomnia. barcode for Oreo cookies tattooed Lakes District Kennel Club is on his arm, and it actually worked holding their Canine Good Manners on a scanner. Class for all dogs. A romantic getaway: Reykjavik, Starts February 24, Contact Judy Iceland, with seascapes, progressive Wass (250) 842-5535, Karen Steward culture, terrain. (250) 847-3860. Modern lodging, try fresh fish I took Rosie the pug there, seems soup, locally-raised duck, fresh like I needed the training more than VIEW FROM whale steaks (minke whale is ecoher. THE PORCH sanctioned, has a rare beef-like She is a sweet little dog, when Lorraine Doiron taste). contented and cuddled on my lap Drive to the boundary between she hums. the Eurasian and North American A number one song. tectonic plates, lovers secure locks to a bridge Learn about the laws in BC that protect older, there for good luck. vulnerable adults. Try www.craftyyarncouncil.com. Alison Leaney from the Public Guardian and I crochet and sometimes want to use a differ- Trustees Office will be speaking February 27, ent yarn than the pattern calls for. Wednesday from 11-2 pm at NWCC. This is an informative website on yarns, neeLeaving you with: If patriotism were defined, dles, hooks so you can switch around if you want not as blind obedience to government, nor as subto. missive worship to flags and anthems, but rather as Visit www.ted.com, a non-profit organiza- love of one’s country, one’s fellow citizens all over tion that shares ideas worth spreading, some are the world, as loyalty to the principles of justice pretty good. and democracy, then patriotism would require us Check out info@foodsecuritycanada.org. to disobey our government when it violated those Lots of information, plus The Right to Food principles. Historically, the most terrible things – in Canada: A Conversation with the UN Special war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from Rapporteur March 4 and 5. disobedience but from obedience. Brown Bag Lunch March 7, at the Healthy - Howard Zinn

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Saturday night the auditorium at St. Joseph’s School was decked out for a night of music and dance. In addition to the SSS Jazz Band and the Dixie Jazz Band, the Smithers secondary junior and senior jazz bands also took to the stage. Top: flexing their musical chops on the saxophone, from left to right are Stefan Bichlmaier, Zach Fitzpatrick and Andrew Motz; bottom right: Ethan Bucher keeps the beat on the upright base; bottom right: Glyn Doyle on the French Horn. Percy N. Hébert photos

Emilyn Stam & John David Williams FEBRUARY 22 • 8 pm

The Old Church – 1st Ave & King St. Tickets: $18 & $15 BVFMS members • Youth: $9 Refreshments Emotive and sensitive jazz-tinted-chamber-folk arrangements. Their innovative and genuine touch will earn a special place in your listening library.

The Smithers Art Gallery is taking registrations for its new series of affordable workshops being held in February and March 2013. Choose from: Introduction to Northwest Coast Native Art & Design with Arlene Ness, Introduction to Mixed Media Art with Martha Wertz, Watercolour Painting with Anne Havard, Mixed Media Collage for Beginners with Martha Wertz, Image Transfer with Perry Rath, Silk Painting with Lori Knorr. Contact the gallery or visit their website for course details, dates, and fees. Spaces are limited, registration and prepayment is required. Register in person at the gallery (you may register over the phone if paying by credit card). For information: www.smithersart.org, info@smithersart (250) 847-3898

BAND PRACTICE Community band practice open to musicians of all ages. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 – 9 p.m. in the SSS Band Room, 4400 3rd Ave., Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0. For information contact Ron Toews, rontoews@hotmail.com, 250-847-2187 or 250-847-2340

EMILYN STAM The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society hosts an evening concert with pianist and fiddler Emilyn Stam Feb. 22 at the Old Church. Stam is joined by John David Williams. Tickets are available at Mountain Eagle Books, $18 adults, $15 BVFMS members and $9 Youth


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HRW questions RCMP policy By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Allegations from women in the Hazelton area were part of a report released by the Human Rights Watch last week regarding the mistreatment of aboriginal women by RCMP members. Those Who Take Us Away, an 89-page report revealing research and interviews collected over five weeks in northern B.C. in 2012, condemns the RCMP for its alleged historical abuse of aboriginal women. The title of the report is a literal translation of the word for police in the Carrier-Sekani language. The report comes on the heels of Forsaken, the report by Wally Opal about the missing and murdered women of Vancouver’s downtown east

side. But the HRW report goes further than Opal’s report by examining the ability of citizens to formally press charges against members of the RCMP. One potential reason for the lack of wide-spread public awareness regarding the alleged abuse suffered by aboriginal women from the RCMP in B.C. is the inability of women who feel their rights have been violated have no avenue to file a complaint. The report states that the latter compounds mistrust towards the RCMP. Lena Wilson, who was not included in the report, is currently being charged with obstruction of an officer and is awaiting word as to whether she will be allowed to charge an officer she claims threw her to the ground without cause while she was walking home

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RCMP need to open complaint files, HRW report HRW from p. B1 The HRW report says the initial problem is the RCMP get to investigate themselves. Canada took steps to alleviate the potential conflict of interest of the RCMP investigating themselves by creating the Independent Investigation Office, but the HRW points to another flaw. The IIO mandate doesn’t investigate accusations of harassment or sexual misconduct, but the CRCC does deal with both of the above complaints. According to the report the CRCC has some immediate work to do.

One woman claims to have been picked up and taken to a remote area last summer, where she was then physically and sexually assaulted by RCMP officers and threatened with her life if she told anyone, the report states. The main recommendation for Canada in the report is to have an inquiry into the “historical relationship between the police and indigenous women and girls” by the end of 2013. The inquiry would include all “incidents of serious police misconduct”. A potential roadblock in preventing Wilson and others from getting their complaints fully investigated by the

CRCC or the IIO is the RCMP aren’t reqired to release all of their findings to the CRCC or IIO in the event of a civilian investigation, a highlight of former Complaints Commissioner Paul Kennedy’s review of the changes in civilian complaint policy, shortly before being relieved of his job and title in 2009. 160 women have gone missing or found to have been murdered in B.C. since the 1960s, the HRW report states. The RCMP only include 18 in official Highway of Tears investigations, which is limited by women or girls who were last seen or found murdered within one mile of Highway 16.

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Hazelton Jr. boys finish 3rd in zone tournament By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Hazelton Spartan junior boys’ basketball team finished the season on a high note by winning their final game of the season. The Spartans beat the Smithers B team to finish 3rd and their coach was pleased with his team’s accomplishment. “This is a good way to end the season,” Coach Clarence Jones said. “They’ve all learned a lot and played hard all year.” After losing to the Bulkley Valley Christian School earlier in the day the Spartans met Smithers for the chance at the bronze. The game was low-scoring early on, 8-6 for Smithers, as both teams failed to connect due to some high-energy defence. Smithers began to take control of the game with a 10-4 outburst. The scoring advantage was due to several Spartans losing their opponents leaving Smithers players alone after collecting offensive rebounds. Plus, the Spartans were at times one step behind their opponents in halfcourt defense, so Jones adjusted the defensive strategy and allowed his team to play zone, which worked well. The Spartans kept battling and pulled level after being sparked by the play of Shawn Robinson and Richard Hillis, who made sure to keep the Smithers defense honest by consistently attacking the basket.

Robinson and Hillis worked well together, as Hillis drove to the basket drawing defenders and finding Robinson for a wide-open lay-up. Hillis and Josh Wesley hit backto-back three point baskets to pull even with Smithers at 22 a piece at half time. After a Smithers basket, Hazelton scored twice to take the lead 26-24, after Hillis snuck around his defender for a rebound tip-in. After a few baskets being traded by the two combatants Robinson gave the Spartans the lead at the free throw line, 33-32. Hillis followed his team mates lead and connected on two free throws of his own to push the lead to 35-32. Matt Bennett hit a jump shot and the Spartans took a fivepoint lead. Hazelton employed a full-court press for most of the game, but it really began to take effect as the game progressed. Jones listened to his players request to crank up the defensive intensity and it paid off. “Our players are more active and confident when we press other teams,” Jones said. After Smithers tied the game with two minutes remaining in the game Hazelton forced turn overs in the closing moments to take the game 47-42 with Hillis scoring the final three baskets. Hillis earned an all-star for the tournament. “I had fun playing,” Hillis said. “The team played well too.”

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Hazelton events/ meeting calendar - Heart Healthy Fat and Oils, a nutrition lecture, at the Kitwanga Recreation Centre, 6 p.m., Feb. 20. - John Field Elementary PAC meeting in the JFE library, 5 p.m., Feb. 20. - South Hazelton Community Association meeting, South Hazelton Church, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 20. - Artists for the Sacred Headwaters workshop, all skill levels, Kispiox Valley Community Hall, Feb. 22-23. Call Cynthia to register at 250-842-2494 or e-mail at cynthia@skeenawatershed.com. - Kitwanga community garage/ craft sale, Kitwanga Recreation Centre, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 24. Call Rudi to rent a table at 250849-5050. - Inner peace lecture by Phillip Ponchet, Inner Peace Movement of Canada, Storytellers’ building,

Old Hazelton, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 25. Visit www.innerpeacemovement.ca for more info. - Meeting for diabetics, Skeena Place, 2 p.m., Feb. 26. - Two-Mile Association meeting, Meeting Place, New Hazelton, 7 p.m., Feb. 26. - Submissions for the 2013 Kispiox Valley Music Festival logo will be accepted until March 31. For more info or to download an application visit kvmf.ca. - Yoga with Sarah, Mental Health and Addictions building, noon, Tuesdays; Hazelton United Church, 6 p.m., Wednesdays. - Cancer support office, Wrinch Memorial Hospital, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Everyone welcome.

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Teen addiction masks pain By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

A workshop for parents of teenagers was held at the Hagwilget Small Hall last Friday to help parents understand how easily their children can develope an addictive habit. Drugs were the main topic of conversation, but presenter Hal Wilhite, youth mental health clinician, wants parents to know people can get addicted to anything and the reason for the vice is what needs to be understood. “Most addictions are caused by some form of pain,” Wilhite said. “But rather than holding the pain and processing the pain we self medicate.” Wilhite warns of the programming parents may unknowingly foist on their children at an early age. “You might respond to your young child’s crying by giving them a cookie and this sends the wrong message to them,” he said. Addictive behaviour can be found in nearly every facet of modern society, Wilhite said, but the way to avoid bad habit forming in children and youth has a simple solution. “Provide your children with unconditional love, empathy and respect,” he said. Adding, the simple solutions are usually the ones that take the most effort. He referenced his own childhood relationship with his father to show how confusing a difficult conversation can be. “My father would often get very frustrated when talking with me and I always wondered whether he was angry at the poor choice I

made or angry at me,” Wilhite said. “To avoid that with your children you must let them know that you respect and love them despite being disappointed in their decision making.” By constantly communicating with your child you will be able to notice changes in behaviour and potentially an early stage of a harmful habit forming, of which Wilhite has determined there are five. First is the experimentation phase, which is normal for most teenagers. “Humans are curious beings and word of mouth is powerful,” Wilhite said. “At this stage they aren’t trying to find a substance, rather they try something because others are.” Second is the recreational phase, where a person begins to seek out a certain substance because it is thought to bring some benefit to their life. “This is where normalization happens,” he said, adding the pervasiveness of advertising for alcohol on television promotes the elevation of enjoyment in a given activity. “Commercials claim that a few beers will make the football game, backyard barbecue or hockey game better,” he said. The recreational phase is where all negative addiction begins, Wilhite said. “Emotional and mental conditioning occurs at this stage and the societal pressure is immense,” he said. Next is the habituation phase, where the substance or activity begins to affect a person physically and a change in thought process occurs.

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In addition to food and drugs; sex, gambling and power are noted as being highly addictive, Wilhite said. “We’re all set up to develope addictive behaviour,” he said. Second to last is the abuse phase, where the substance begins to have a negative impact on a person’s life. Wilhite recalled Gabor Maté once became addicted to classical music to the point that he cut a patients session short so he could purchase an album he already owned. Next is full addiction, where the substance or activity consumes a large portion of time and thought for a person. “Commitments, such as, homework, social events or jobs become secondary to the addiction,” he said. “Other expectations become secondary to the vice.” Another key to avoiding a full blown addiction in youth is to allow them to live their own life. “Let your child know it is OK to make mistakes,” Wilhite said. “That way they learn to become problem solvers on their own.” If a person develops a harmful addiction to a substance Wilhite maintains that a person should still be seen as a value to the community, however imbalanced they become. “They should never be seen as criminals or immoral if they become an addict,” Wilhite said. “It is not a criminal issue it is a health issue. “Their reasoning has been undermined, they have a disease, but it can be addressed.” A workshop on anxiety is set for March 15.

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John Nicholas Steward (Swetleshnoff) Oct. 26, 1939 to Jan. 23, 2013

Patricia Mitchell (Jones, née Caldwell), died peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2013 in her 89th year in Smithers, British Columbia. She was born September 28, 1924 in Belleville, Ontario to Joseph George and Coralie (Cook) Caldwell. Patricia was predeceased by her two brothers, Joseph George Caldwell (Evelyn Phyllis Barter), William Statton Caldwell (Frances O’Shaughnessy). Their children are Joseph George, Anita and Charles; and Gayle, Brian, Kathy and Vicky. Patricia was happily married to William Robert Jones for 45 years and they had three children: David Alan (Candyce Courtney), Patricia Ann (John Rei), and Evelyn Frances (Gary Perdue); six grandchildren, Stephen (Shannon), Michael (Cindy), Anna (David), Alexis, Alexander (Ahad) and Bethany; four great grandchildren, Graham, Sawyer, Dana and Johana. She remained close to her niece Ann and her siblings. After Bob Jones died in 1991, Patricia subsequently had a loving marriage with Hubert Kenneth Mitchell for five years until his death in 2001. She was a sergeant in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp and served not only in Barriefield, Ontario but also in London, England in 1945. The CWACs were posted in London so that the service men could go home early. Pat was very proud of the advances to resident care she initiated in her role as Administrator at Scott’s Nursing Home in Lindsay, Ontario and Extendicare in Peterborough, Ontario. Her fierce independence allowed her to adapt to changing life events which led her to be close to her grandchildren in Guelph, Barrie (Collier Place) and most recently, Smithers, BC. She was actively involved in the Royal Canadian Legion and RCAF Wing 441 (Barrie). A Celebration of Life will be held both in Smithers, B.C. and Barrie, Ontario. For Barrie, Patricia wanted friends and family to drop in to the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 147, Barrie, Ontario), 410 St. Vincent Street. This Celebration of her Life will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of your choice. R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441 condolences@raschraderfuneralhome.com

John Steward was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Canora, Saskatchewan to Nick and Nellie Swetleshnoff. He grew up on their farm and worked alongside them until high school graduation. He and sister Violet used to race the family Percherons until they went to a fall fair and found out that there were special horses for racing. He left Canora upon graduation to work for the Bank of Montreal in Saskatoon. John married Irene Nielsen in Morden in 1963. Their son Ian Darcy was born in Victoria in 1966 and daughter Lori Jean was born in 1973 in Smithers. John moved frequently with the bank, working in Saskatoon, Neepawa, Swift Current, Nipawin, Morden, Richmond, Fort Victoria, Stewart, Kitimat and Whitehorse arriving in Smithers in 1973. John fell in love with Smithers and decided to stay. When he purchased the Marshall Wells Hardware Store he fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a country store. The store was a complex warren of merchandise with something to meet everyone’s needs, and John knew the location of every tiniest item. Many Smithers residents will remember Earl, John’s basset hound, who, as the store mascot, greeted all visitors, lounged on the sidewalk outside and wandered the town at will. John eventually sold the store, and used his new expertise in computers, use and repair, in a variety of jobs with Cheni gold mines and Wrinch Memorial Hospital. After his retirement he continued to work part time for the Schrader Funeral Home until the time of his death. John loved to explore and investigate the back country roads and abandoned settlements for miles around. He could be found far off the beaten path, miles from nowhere, on a snow machine, motorcycle or ATV. He loved to cook, his specialties being cabbage rolls, borscht and blini. John was an inveterate and eclectic collector. John was a specializing non specialist. He loved auctions and garage sales. He collected all kinds of things: vehicles, timepieces, tools and sewing machines. John loved to tinker and fix things. He could often be found at the Telkwa “Wal-Mart” looking for new projects. In 1984 John met Karen Fisher when she came into the store for bicycle parts. They set up home downtown in John’s vintage house. He pretended to dislike the collection of dogs and cats they came to own but he was the one they came to for petting and treats. He liked to play the “curmudgeon” but was truly a kind and generous person offering help where he could. John loved his granddaughters. There was nothing better than a game of monopoly or teasing them. John’s health had been failing for the last four years, but he continued his usual projects, part time work, volunteer activities and played crib. John is survived by wife Karen Steward; son, Ian Steward (Telma), daughter Lori Nixon (Islamuddin), granddaughters Erica, Jessica, Rebecca and Elaina, sisters Tunya Audain and Violet Gartman (Dieter). There will be a Memorial Service for John Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Smithers United Church.

Margaret Lillie Thompson (nee Joseph) passed away peacefully on February 11, 2013 at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, BC at the age of 86 years. Margaret was born on November 2, 1926 in Alexo, AB to Maggie and George Joseph. She will be sadly missed by her 10 children, Gary, Loretta, Teresa (Terry), Dolores, Florence (Richard), Ann (Victor), Francis, Mary (Lawrence), Gabriel (Shauna), George (Lisa) and Frances Derbyshire (honorary daughter); 38 grandchildren; 76 great grandchildren; sisters Hannah Balas, Madeline Heinrich and their families. Margaret had a strong faith in God which was reflected in her love and commitment to her children and their families. A mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child still have all of her love. It’s only appropriate that our mother, with so much commitment to family and to God, passed away on BC’s first Family Day and her church’s Feast Day for Mary, Mother of our Saviour. Margaret will be missed as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, Fairy Godmother to numerous foster children and by many good friends. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Smithers on February 16th, 2013. A celebration of her life took place at the Old Church following interment at the Smithers Cemetery. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name can be made to the BC Lung Assoc. and sent to 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2. R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441 condolences@raschraderfuneralhome.com

Margot Magdalene Kempert (nee Heinrichs) 1928–2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margot Kempert on January 25, 2013 in Qualicum Beach. Margot was born in Duisburg, Hamborn on June 16, 1928. Margot came to Canada in the early ‘50s with her husband, Gus and son Gary. They bought a restaurant and there began her career in the service industry. She was good with people and quickly made many friends. In the ‘60s, she moved with her family to Smithers. Margot discovered curling and it became a part of her life. She was good at it, eventually playing in the provincial finals. She won many trophies and prizes. Gus and Margot moved to Greenwood and enjoyed being retired. Margot loved Greenwood and the people there. She was involved with the seniors group and developed some great friendships. After Gus died Margot was very lonely until she met a special friend, Peter. Sadly, Peter passed away in 2011. Margot moved in the Qualicum Gardens, she was very happy there, being involved in as much as she could. She discovered after 80 years of never being able to carry a tune that she could sing and let anyone she talked to know how proud she was of it. Painting was another joy. Margot is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Gustav Kempert (1998), her parents, Bruno and Hedwig, son Gary, brother Fredie and special friend Peter (2011). Margot is survived by her daughter Lo and partner Dave, son Steve and wife Linda, daughter in law Wendy, sisters Marianne and Irmgard, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her friend Susie Block. Thank-you so much to the staff of the Gardens. Mom loved her family. She will be dearly missed. Everybody always felt better after being around Margot. There will be a celebration of Margot’s life on June 15, 2013 in Grand Prairie, please contact skempert87@gmail.com for more info. Please join us in remembering Margot by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com


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Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for a Planning & Quality Assurance Manager in Tête Jaune Cache, BC You will be responsible for developing & executing the summer maintenance plan for the service area, and performing quality assurance inspections on work performed in accordance with our Quality Management System. Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Tête Jaune Cache Offices, or to careers@ldmltd.ca or fax to 250-692-3930 For a more detailed job description on this posting and more, please visit: www.ldmltd.ca/careers

Area Manager in McBride, BC

You will be responsible for a small road maintenance crew for the highways and public roads around McBride. Highways maintenance and management exp. are an asset. Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Tête Jaune Cache Offices, or to careers@ldmltd.ca or fax to 250-692-3930 For more details on this posting and more, please visit: www.ldmltd.ca/careers

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Help Wanted A FURNITURE store in Smithers is looking for 4 Retail Salespersons on a F/T basis with min. grade 12 edu and some sales exp. Salary $12/hr. Also require 4 F/T Warehouse Workers to assist in loading/unloading and unpacking furniture. No exp necessary. Wages $12/hr. Apply furniturekondola@gmail.com

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EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net

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Space available for 2½ - 5 Year Olds Rosa Havard (nee Holmes) November 21st, 1918 – February 6th, 2013

Born in Barry, Wales, Rosa was the second youngest of eight children. After finishing high school, she continued on to Oxford Teacher’s College, obtaining her Teacher’s Diploma, majoring in Phys Ed and English Lit. She taught for a short while at a girl’s school in Wales, but when the Second World War began, she enlisted in the British Women’s Core of the Royal Armed Forces, eventually rising to Junior Commander (Captain). She first worked at ‘Signals Headquarters’ as a telephone switchboard operator with her best friend. During the war, she married Frank Wells who died while still in the Armed Forces. Rosa’s sister, Mabel, lost her husband shortly after moving to Smithers, where their ‘Price’ cousins lived. Rosa joined Mabel in Smithers shortly thereafter in 1952, to help Mabel raise her infant son, and then acquired a job teaching at Smithers Elementary School. Rosa soon met David Havard at a Legion dance, and they were married on December 21st (winter solstice), in 1953, with Rosa looking very striking in a deep red suit. At first, they lived in a very small cabin near Gelley Road, along the edge of Lake Kathlyn, where David had been living the bachelor life. Shortly thereafter, they bought a quarter section on Newens Road, and built a small home overlooking Canyon Creek, which they intended to turn into the ‘chicken house’ when they could afford something bigger & better. In 1953 Rosa gave birth to twins Eric and Anne. Eighteen months later, Thomas was born, and then in 1959 Megan came along. With all the babies, and David often out of town for work, Rosa had many sets of cloth diapers to keep clean and often had to resort to melting snow or hauling water on a toboggan from the creek. With time and energy at a premium the ‘chicken house’ was added onto, and became the family home. In 1965, David took a job as the editor of an agricultural magazine in Winnipeg and the whole family was moved to the windy prairie city, but kept the homestead in Smithers. The job (and city life) was not to David or Rosa’s liking, so after a year in Winnipeg, David applied for and got a job in Quesnel, once again as a Land Inspector. After a year in Quesnel, a position as District Agriculturalist came up in Smithers, and the whole family moved back to their beloved home at the end of Newens Road. With the children all in school, David and Rosa switched roles, with David taking over household duties and becoming the gardener extraordinaire, while Rosa returned to work full time. Rosa loved teaching, and continued to teach up until 1979, mostly at Muheim when she retired early at the age of 60. Rosa was always very active in the community, being a major force in the establishment of the tennis courts, then the swimming pool, as well as volunteering at the library, the Fall Fair, and ‘New To You’. Rosa really enjoyed the camaraderie of volunteering until very recently. Rosa was multi-talented. A superb athlete who excelled in grass hockey, swimming, and baseball, and kept fit swimming in the Bulkey Valley Pool, going regularly to senior’s aquasize classes until her late 80’s. She was an avid gardener and an amazingly efficient berry picker. Ever thrifty and practical, Rosa was recycling long before it was popular. Also very artistic, she created beautiful and unique flower arrangements, and was a master knitter and rug-hooker, often making her own designs with wonderful color sense. She also loved to create elaborate costumes for her children when they were young for all the parades and festivals in town including the Fall Fair and ‘May Day’ parades and the ‘Winter Carnival’. Rosa was also a great cook and baker, bringing family and friends together regularly with wonderful holiday meals, and was famous in the valley for her delicious ‘Welsh Cakes’. Rosa had a very generous heart, and was a great champion of human rights, contributing to many causes, and was an outspoken pacifist. Her family will fondly remember a few of her charming British ‘quirks’, such as David bringing her a ‘good cup of tea’ in bed before she got up every morning (which he willingly did), and her abhorrence of ‘bad grammar’. Rosa was predeceased by her seven siblings, and is survived by her beloved husband, David and children, Eric (Debbra), Anne, Thomas (Phyllis) and Megan; grandchildren Erika, Erin (Lucas), Dandi (Axl), Suzanne (Andrew), Errol (Aviva), Kutter, Magan and Sean. Rosa wished us to express her gratitude for the excellent and warm care she received from Dr. Scholtz over the years and the staff at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. A memorial will be held at a later date, probably in the spring. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either the New To You or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Rosa’s honor. R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441 condolences@raschraderfuneralhome.com

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Employment Action is a non-profit organization with over twenty years experience providing employment support services to job seekers in Prince George and Northern BC. Employment Action is currently requesting applications for the following positions: Burns Lake, BC: Administrative Assistant Job Options BC Program – (30 hours per week) Smithers, BC: Case Manager/ Facilitator BC Employment Program – (37.5 hours per week) To review job descriptions visit our website at www.employment-action.bc.ca, or visit our office at 1505 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Lori Forgeron Executive Director Employment Action 1505 Victoria Street Prince George, BC V2L 2L4 Fax: 250-564-8864 Electronic applications can be forwarded to: receptiondesk@employment-action.bc.ca. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. DEADLINE: March 4, 2013 by 4:30 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.

Part-Time Store Clerk Paid position. Apply with resume to the Salvation Army Thrift Store 1065 Main Street For more information call: 250-847-1059 Rick Apperson

HELP WANTED

Applications are being accepted for part-time

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/DETAILER

Responsibilities include: Clerical Duties, Renting and Detailing Vehicles. Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends. No experience necessary, full training is provided. ** All applicants must present a valid drivers licence**

Candidates are to bring resumes into the Smithers Airport or Mail to: NATIONAL CAR AND TRUCK RENTAL Box 2949, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 ATTN: STEPHANIE Stephanie.Auston@nationalcar.com Ph: 250-847-2216 Fax: 250-847-2448

Smithers Community Services Association Welcoming Communities Program Coordinator Competition #300 The Welcoming Communities Coordinator is responsible for conducting various activities throughout the community in order to “support communities in British Columbia to be welcoming and inclusive where new immigrants can fully participate in the economic and social life of their community and support immigrants and their families to understand navigate and access BC’s social and economic systems”. Responsibilities include: • Develop and manage community partnerships to increase community capacity • Research and complete annual community action plan • Organize, implement and evaluate initiatives that increase new immigrants’ sense of belonging Qualified applicants will have previous community engagement experience, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, able to work with little supervision, demonstrate sound computer and technological skills, and be able to work under pressure with diverse groups. This is a one year position and will begin immediately. This position may be job-shared and the total number of hours is negotiable. Please apply with resume (state competition #300 on resume or cover letter) to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 Railway Ave., Smithers Mail to: Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: general@scsa.ca Closing date: March 1, 2013 4:00 pm Job description available on request.


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Seasonal and Full Time Forestry Positions Location – Smithers BC Are you interested in joining a dynamic team and becoming a key member of a growing forest management business? Forsite is looking for goal oriented candidates to fill positions based out of our Smithers office. • Senior Forest Technician – Applicants should have a diploma or degree in Forest Management and at least three years of operational experience in either timber development or silviculture. • Forest Technicians (Silviculture and Timber) – Applicants should have a diploma or degree in Forest Management. Experience in the silviculture industry, or a relevant discipline would be considered an asset. Send resumes to careers@forsite.ca or visit www.forsite.ca/careers for full position postings and submission requirements.

Sik - E - Dakh (Glen Vowell)

Busy shop with modern up-to-date equipment. Must have clean work habits and be productive, we are a general automotive repair shop with a very strong customer base, large Áeet contracts, government and private.  hr. straight time or Áat rate, Monday to )riday, plus beneÀts, moving allowance. 7ell me what you want or need.

Employment Opportunity Band Manager The Glen Vowell Band Chief and Council are seeking an energetic individual with experience in band management. This is a senior management position requiring a collaborative working relationship between the manager, Chief and Council, and Membership. The successful candidate must be a highly motivated, self-starter with good interpersonal skills, and must possess excellent communication skills. The Band Manager is responsible for supporting a strong community, people and economies, fostering and promoting adequate community infrastructure, a skilled workforce, strong and fiscally accountable governance structure and stable business climate for the Sik-e-dakh Village. Band Management staff will work with our Membership to strengthen their ability to govern themselves in an effective and accountable manner by; negotiating new government to government relationships, supporting new capacity and professional development, and supporting the delivering of programs and services to the Membership. Experience: must possess all or have related experience • Strong financial management training or experience • Computer literate; with good working knowledge of the following programs IE: ACCPAC and/or Simply Accounting Pro experience, MS Word/Excel, and web based programs. • Experience in dealing with federal department and funding criteria, IE: Indian Northern Affairs Canada, Medical Services, Industry Canada, as well as other funding agencies • Superior oral & written communication • Demonstrated ability in policy development and procedural processes • Working knowledge and experience in proposal and grant writing • Able to work well with others, provide direction to staff • Able to deal with difficult situations, possess problem solving ability • Post secondary education in Administration, management, or commerce, is desirable but a minimum of five years management experience will be considered • Knowledge of First Nations governance, culture, and communities Closing date will be March 8th, 2013 at 2 p.m. Glen Vowell Band Council is offering a competitive compensation package for this position. Forward your resume with three references in complete confidence to Mail: Glen Vowell Band Council 9500 Sik-e-dakh Rd. Sik-e-dakh, B.C. V0J 1Y3 Fax: 250-842-5601 Email: general@sik-e-dakh.com

Contact Rick - Days 250-392-7515 Evenings 250-855-8423 Email: goodwr3@gmail.com

Gitsegukla Health Programs & Services 165 Howe Street, Gitsegukla, B.C. V0J 2J3 Phone: (250) 849-5231 Fax: (250) 849-5235 WELLNESS COUNSELLOR The Gitsegukla Health Board is seeking a qualified counselor who will support the mental health needs of Gitsegukla community. The Wellness Counsellor will facilitate workshops with community members, youth, and children in the Elementary school in various workshops such as bullying; self esteem; alcohol and drug prevention workshops, etc. The successful candidate will counsel one on one with members, family counseling, group counseling, provide AA support group within community, There will be referrals to programs throughout the province to assist members in dealing with issues of drug dependence or mental health support. QUALIFICATIONS: •

Grade 12 or equivalent,

Criminal Record Check is a must

A recognized diploma or certificate in counseling.

A recognized diploma or certificate in substance abuse counseling

One year of related work experience,

Computer skills (word processing)

Knowledge and experience in aspects of community development, Gitksan social systems and political issues, and community health issues,

Report writing skills.

Written and oral communication ability,

Therapeutic counseling skills,

Ability to work co-operatively with others,

Clinical assessment ability, and

Professional deportment.

Work after hours when required for crisis intervention if needed

Workshop facilitation is an asset; work with youth and children. Send your resume directly to: Executive Director, Gitsegukla Health 165 Howe Street, Gitsegukla, B.C. Criminal Record Check is a must, Deadline Date: March 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Huckleberry Mines Ltd. is a 19,000 TPD open pit copper molybdenum mine located approximately two driving time from Houston, B.C. The mine has been in operation since in September 1997 and closure is planned for 2021. We are currently looking to add the following position to our team.

Maintenance Worker Reporting to the Site Services Supervisor, the successful candidate will be part of the Site Services Team which is responsible for the repair and upkeep of a 250 and 100 person camps and mine site buildings and infrastructure. Duties include carpentry, plumbing, gas appliance repairs, and industrial piping including HDPE process lines.

Applicants must have experience in camp maintenance and repair and have a minimum of a &lass % gas Àtter·s ticket with electrical endorsement. A copy of the gas Àtter·s ticket must accompany the resume.

Huckleberry Mine is a remote mine where its employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. This position works a 7 x 7 schedule (7 days in, 7 days out), 8 x 8 schedule (8 days in, 8 days out) or 4 x 3 schedule (Monday to Thursday). While at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Transportation is provided from Houston. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneÀts 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. 4ualiÀed candidates can submit their resumes in conÀdence to

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

Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

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: beatrice.macdonald@lakebabine.com DEADLINE: Until position filled Only those applicants short listed will be contacted for an interview.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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HELP WANTED

Hoskins Ford has an opening for an Accountant/Bookkeeper with good organizational skills. This position is for a 40 hour work week. The successful applicant must be a team player and enjoy dealing with the public. We offer a positive work environment and an excellent benefit package. Duties will include but not limited to accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, tax remittances, and general bookkeeping duties associated with financial statement preparation etc. Please contact Colin Williams at 250-847-2237 or send resume to Hoskins Ford Sales Ltd. P.O. Box 400, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Email: colinw@hoskinsford.com Fax: 250-847-3017

Senior/Intermediate Environmental Monitor Cambria Gordon provides science, technical, environmental management and regulatory services to regional and national clients. Our work is of the highest calibre, and we pursue excellence in all of our services. We accomplish this through a collaborative and team focused approach, strong work ethics and continual learning. We are looking for a Qualified Environmental Professional for the position of Environmental Monitor. Project work is based in northwest BC, and may include assignments across Canada. The role of the Environmental Monitor is to: • Work within the project construction team to ensure fulfillment of environmental commitments and adherence to regulatory requirements. • Anticipate and mitigate potential environmental issues associated with various construction activities. • Train, mentor and supervise Junior Environmental Monitors during environmentally sensitive construction activities. You bring a combination of the following skills and abilities: • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental or biological sciences. • Field experience in environmental monitoring. Project management experience preferred. • Strong human resource and problem solving skills. • Clear and respectful communication and team skills. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Cambria Gordon Ltd. E-Mail address: careers@cambriagordon.com (PDF format please) Competition closes: March 5, 2013 We thank all individuals who express interest in this position, however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Hoskins Ford Sales Ltd Hwy 16, Smithers • 250.847.2237

Senior Engineering Technician

The Town of Smithers is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Engineering Technician. This is a full-time regular unionized position with CUPE. General Statement of Duties: Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Senior Engineering Technician is responsible to efficiently organize and coordinate the engineering work in the Development Services Department. Qualifications Must Include: • a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or acceptable equivalent. • five (5) years senior experience in engineering technology in a municipal setting, including supervision of employees. May consider less experienced, but fully qualified candidates. • Considerable experience and proficiency in creating drawings in AutoCAD and Civil 3D. • excellent working background in municipal infrastructure design, surveying, tendering, contract documents, construction administration, inspection, materials testing/ quality control, recording of as-built drawings, site safety, grant application writing, cost estimating and capital works planning. • excellent inter-personal skills in dealings with contractors, consultants, the public, owners, developers, utility company representatives, senior staff,  municipal employees and other government employees. • proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and MS Office environment. • a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License • physically capable of fulfilling the required duties For complete details of this position, please request a job description from the Town by contacting the individual noted below or visit our website at www. smithers.ca. Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter, resume, three references and a current driver’s abstract by 4:00 pm, March 8, 2013 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Confidential: Competition #13-01 Town of Smithers Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250-847-1600 Fax: 250-847-1601 Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or in person but cannot be submitted via email or without a current driver’s abstract. The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Services

Employment Help Wanted

Financial Services

Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to or fax 780-955HIRE or hr@pyramidcorporation.com

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. www.BCJobLinks.com

Professional/ Management DIRECTOR OF Public Works & Engineering, Competition #13-05 for the City of Quesnel. Please refer to our website at www.quesnel.ca for more information on municipal services and a full job description. City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5 Fax (250) 992-2206 or Email: ncoe@quesnel.ca

Trades, Technical

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SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

Services

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

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

Tree Services

Sitka Creek Tree Service Ltd. • Arborist Services • Tree Removal & Topping • Spur Free Pruning • View Enhancement/Thinning • Brush Chipping & Removal

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Work Wanted

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Work Wanted

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Spiral Check OK Multiple Check OK Dry Balsam OK Oversize to 4 ½� top OK

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Blinds & Drapery

Blinds & Drapery

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Of All Kinds

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Heavy Duty Machinery

Good Horse Hay 70lb Square Bales $5 a bale, also 2nd cut Alphalfa Square Bales $6 a bale. (250) 567-9813 Vanderhoof GOOD Horse Hay. Solid Square Bales - $5/ea. Last year’s barn stored hay $3.75/ea. Call 250-847-0601

S lives here. It’s here in our community. Please make a difference by volunteering. Sclerosis Society of Canada S Multiple

1•800•268•7582 www.mssociety.ca

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under 22 BUMMIS prefold cloth diapers, infant 7-20 lbs, LN, $25. Bummis swim diaper, M & L, $5/ea. Classic baby sling, $15. Ergo infant insert, $10. 250846-9621 FUTON FRAME, wood, fits Queen size mattress, $40 obo. 250-846-5742.

$200 & Under TONNEAU COVER, hard, black, for Toyota pickup 04-06, $150. (250)847-8027

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A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies HEAVY DUTY inside/outside electric wheel chair. $2000. (250)847-9736

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

$400 & Under

Misc. Wanted

LAZY-BOY reclining up-lift chair, $400 obo. Antique look Buffet, $200. Helen (250)8479736

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Rentals

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

LOOKING for hearing aid for senior. (250)877-2447.

SENIOR SUBSIDIZED 1 bdrm N/S apt avail. end of Feb. Drapes, F/S incl, communal W/D, New Hazelton, close to transit, shopping. Info or view C. Smith 842-5040 pls lv msg.

SMITHERS, Avail. March 1, great location w/lovely view of mtn, lrg fenced backyard, carport, 4 bdrm, den, LR, DR, lrg rec rm, W/D incl., new F/S/DW, N/S, N/P. Ref’s req’d. $1500 + util. (250)847-9729

Real Estate Acreage for Sale MOVE TO KIMBERLEY! Large Homesites from $100K. Home + lot start at $290K. Visit www.forestcrowne.com for more info. Call 403-265-6180

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE

Commercial/ Industrial OFFICE SPACE 875 sq.ft. located at 101 – 3423 Fulton Ave., Smithers. Please call Melodie Blackburn at 250-8476452 for more info.

Cottages / Cabins FURNISHED Cabins/Cottage starting at $225-325 week one person, utilities included, Monthly Off Season Rates available. WiFi, Sat TV, 8 kms West Smithers 250-847-3961 Glacier View RV Park

Mobile Homes & Pads

Rooms for Rent

Seasonal Acommodation $449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo hotel.com 1-888-481-9660.

3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315

3 BDRMS, 1 bath + one room in addition, 5 acres. W/D incl. Amazing view, less than 10 mins from downtown Smithers, wood heat. $1,100/mth + util. 250-877-2013.

3-4 BDRM home, preferably ranch style, 1.5 baths. Ref’s avail upon request. (250)6154744, cell 250-615-8998.

Real Estate

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Drive to Save Lives

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Kiesha

MATTHEWS

Cell 250-876-8420 250-847-5999

1539 Willow Street. Telkwa 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Beautiful family home in a friendly neighbourhood. Sundeck off the dining area overlooks a large fenced yard. Finished basement with suite potential



Bulkley Valley Real Estate

Ready for Completion

Alpine Way, the new public road accessing the fully serviced (sewer, water, hydro) lots at Hudson Bay Mountain Estates is now complete. Free Season’s Passes for life to the next 4 Buyers! Zoned for full time residential or seasonal use, suite or carriage house allowed. Contact Sandra today for a viewing!

Cedar Log House for sale, 2 stories, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full finished basement (2100 sq ft), 2 forested acres in private setting off highway 16, five minutes to Smithers, south facing sunroom, cork, birch and tile flooring, solid pine kitchen cabinets, large windows, large wrap around 2 level deck, mountain views, 2 storey heated, insulated and wired 22 x 26 shop/garage with bright, heated office/ rec room on second floor, post and beam stackwall sauna, new drilled well. Call 250-847-3673

Learn how to teach your child car safety. Call 1-877-247-5551 or visit ChildSeatInfo.ca

$265,000

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$369,000

Keep your child safe in the car.

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SMITHERS, furnished room w/bath, N/S. $550 incl. util. Greg 250-847-6670. Avail March 12. Ref’s req’d.

Cedar Log House for sale

“I’m too big for a car seat!”

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Transportation

Transportation

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

1990 HONDA Civic, red outside, black inside, 5 spd standard, c/w winter tires. $2,000. (250)877-2447.

1993 GMC Ext Cab 4x4, 6.5 diesel, auto, extra set tires on rims, canopy. Asking $4,750. In great shape. (250)846-5052

2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Ext Cab SLT Laramie, chipped diesel, 4x4, 194,000 km, 8’ box, with Leer canopy, exc. cond. inside and out, with exc. mileage, set of 4 Michelin 10-ply summer tires incl., paperwork for all main., repairs, and upgrades. $20,000 obo. 250877-2736 or 250-847-4127

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

2005 Chrysler Sebring (Touring) 124,000 km (1/2 Hwy), 8 tires & rims, recent new front discs and pads, reg. maintenance, no accidents, upgrading to SUV. Call Ted

6,995 obo

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877-6783 Cell 250-877-1573 250-

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

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Wrecker/Used Parts

Wrecker/Used Parts

“Home of a Million Parts”

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

HARRIS AUTO WRECKERS LTD 3471 Old Babine Lake Road Smithers, BC V0J 2N6 Phone: 847-2114 Fax: 847-1445 Email: harrisauto@bulkley.net

Legal Notices

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

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has established a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel to receive any complaints about the preparation of the tax rolls used in the collection of parcel taxes. In the Smithers area, the Regional District uses parcel taxes for both the Glacier Gulch Water Diversion and Lake Kathlyn Aquatic Weed Harvesting services. The parcel tax rolls for these services may be inspected from February 18, 2013 to March 1, 2013 at the offices of the Regional District (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) during regular office hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday). In order for a complaint to be heard, it must be received in writing by 4:30 pm on March 1, 2013. If any complaints are received, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at 1:00 pm on Thursday March 7, 2013 in the Board Room of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) to consider written complaints received by the deadline. Further information can be obtained by phoning Hans Berndorff, Financial Administrator of the Regional District (toll free at 1-800-320-3339) or by visiting the Regional District offices during regular office hours.

Tenders

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

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Legal Notices

Tenders

INVITATION TO TENDER Harvard Way Sanitary Sewer Contract # 2013-03 Tenders for the “Harvard Way Sanitary Sewer Contract #2013-03” will be received by the Town of Smithers up to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013. The general scope of work for this contract is to supply & install a new sanitary sewer main at the Smithers Airport lands, adjacent to Harvard way. Works include the following: • Supply & install approximately 260m of 250PVC sanitary sewer main, • Supply & install 3x pre-cast sanitary manholes, • Supply & install cast-in-place concrete manhole lid for existing infrastructure, • Supply & install approximately 11x 100PVC sanitary service stubs. Tender documents are available at the Town Office for a non-refundable charge of $50.00, or electronically on the Town’s website or BC Bid at no charge but with the requirement to register. A pre-tender site meeting will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. The meeting is non-mandatory, but all interested contractors are encouraged to attend. All Tenders must be submitted to the Director of Development Services in an envelope, sealed and clearly marked “TENDER – Harvard Way Sanitary Sewer - Contract #2013-03”. Bidders shall sign the Declaration and attach it to the outside of the envelope. Tenders shall be accompanied by a security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Total Tender Price payable to the Town of Smithers, and a copy of the Contractor’s written Safety Policy. Tenders will be publicly opened at the above stated time in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. All materially compliant Tenders will be examined as to their sufficiency and submitted to Town Council for consideration. The Town of Smithers reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all Tenders or to accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interest of the Town. The Town’s Purchasing Policy shall apply. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted. Questions with regard to the tender documents shall be directed to: Kirk Normand, AScT. Senior Engineering Technologist, Town of Smithers 1027 Aldous Street, P.O. Box 879, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Phone (250) 847-1600 Fax (250) 847-1601

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A Valentine’s Masquerade Ball, Feb. 9, at the Kispiox Valley Hall hosted by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition drew plenty of mysterious folk. Contributed photo

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Bulkley Valley Real Estate

250-847-5999

Real Estate

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Located in the Log Office at 3568 Hwy. 16 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Pick up your FREE copy of our map of the Bulkley Valley. View extra colour photos of our listings on the internet at www.remaxsmithersbc.ca or EMAIL US at remaxbv@telus.net

$199,500

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

$569,000

$180,000

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$425,000

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$265,000

NEW LISTING

$94,900

NEW PRICE

#4 – 1686 Main Street

7639 Tatlow Road

1880 Spruce Drive, Telkwa

5986 Donaldson Road

#36 – 1205 Montreal Street

2185 Broadway St, S Hazelton

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No stairs, quality 2 bedrooms Open floor plan, gas fireplace Walk-in closet, utility room Close to downtown and shopping

Peter & Alida

mls n224486

285 acres, borders crown land 50x140 shop with 50x40 heated 30x40 & 24x24 new building 2012 www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

$52,900

NEW PRICE

2 park like acres, 2 bedrooms Laminate floors, full basement Large rec room, sundecks, carport Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

mls n4505964

$279,500

mls n224616

Northwest Premium Meat Abattoir Modern fully equipped H/E plant Still operating, ready for new owner Potential for solid growth

Charlie McClary

$279,500

mls n4505962

Alpine Village estates Very well up kept home 2 bdrm, 2 bath, garage, sundeck Easy living, great location

Jantina Meints

mls n224664

Well maintained, 3 bedroom mobile With great addition and garage Includes large 116x255 lot Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

mls n223410

$239,000

$149,500

$55,000

#38 – 95 Laidlaw Road

4141 Whalen Road

3968 Third Avenue

Lot A Zobnic Road

4398 Whistler Road

Quick School Road

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Well maintained and renovated 14x70 and ready to move in 3 bedrooms, fenced yard Sundeck and view

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n223812

5 bedroom all on one level Beautiful panoramic mountain views Covered front porch, rear sundeck Detached garage/shop, greenhouse

Donna Grudgfield

$49,500

2 bedroom rancher Attached carport 3 year old, one ½ duplex Vaulted ceilings, huge kitchen

Donna Grudgfield

mls n219082

mls n224650

Ski to your front door 5 acres, partially fenced Good, cleared building site Year round creek

Donna Grudgfield

$139,900

$348,000

mls n223800

5 acres, 1 bdrm, 2 bathroom, carport Guest house, deck Just off Ski Hill Road www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

$129,900

mls n222869

3.36 acres, cleared Creek, level, great building site Road access, power & tel available www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

mls n220149

$469,000

$149,500

#85 Mountainview MHP

4 Aurora Avenue

2242 Omenica Ave, S Hazelton

8920 Summit Lk Rd, Houston

Lot 2 Slack Road

24 Starliter Way

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Spacious 14x70 with additions Master bedroom has 4 piece ensuite Great location www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

mls n224419

New 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom rancher Open layout, town services Recreation, lake access, great views www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

$424,900

Updated 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom rancher Large room sized plus part basement Hardi-plank siding, vinyl windows Large 165x120 lot

Ron & Charlie

mls n224321

mls n224180

Large 6 bedroom home w/ basement 38.76 private acres w/ lake frontage Set up for horses, barn, garage Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

$110,000

$409,900

mls n220325

Rural acreage, 2 creeks + spring Gently sloped 6.96 acres Park like walking trails Close to Smithers, paved road

Peter Lund

mls n219840

2 storey, basement, 4 bedrooms High eff gas furnace, vaulted ceiling Lake front recreation, views Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

$103,500

$389,500

mls n219860

$696,500

26 Starliter Way

221 Raymond Road

Lot 2 Morgan Road

995 Freeland Road

Lot 6 Aurora Avenue

8535 Woodmere Road

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1780 sq ft, 2 bedroom + den, 3 bath Quality finish, hardwood floors, tiles Energy efficient, waterfront Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

mls n220043

Development property, 27 acres Manufactured home park zoning Riverfront, $22,000 income annually Visual tour @ www.askmel.ca

Dave & Sonia

$260,000

10 acre lot Treed and facing west 8 km from town Perfect for your country retreat

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n4505609

$198,500

mls n214865

13.53 acres, by Seymour Lake 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Log home, 2 car garage 16x32 workshop

Donna Grudgfield

$265,900

mls n222586

Over 60% of lots sold Town sewer and water Lake front living Cul-de-sac location

Sandra Hinchliffe

$45,900

mls n215546

Rare 250 acre Woodmere Ranch 1600sf, 3 bed rancher, log guest home Hay land, pasture, year round creek Cattle, sheep, poultry, market garden

Charlie McClary

mls n4505943

$265,000

$45,000

12805 Telkwa Coalmine Rd

1549 Chestnut Cresc, Telkwa

4212 Mountainview Cres

2 McKendrick Ave, Granisle

2 Harmon Cres, Granisle

1539 Willow Street

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• 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Large fenced back yard • With in walking distance of playground and ball park

Beautiful crafted log home, 3/4 bdrm 2500sf living space, 744 sf basement Fenced property, 30x24 workshop Private, 30min to Smithers, 1.17 acr

Charlie McClary

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

mls n219253

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Immaculate 3 bedroom rancher Private ½ acre lot Fresh paint in living room, kitchen Flower and vegetable beds

Alida Kyle

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

mls n224239

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

3 bdrm, 2 bathroom, 1300 sf rancher New paint & flooring installed Close to schools, pool and arena Carport, concrete driveway,apps incl

Karen Benson

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

mls n223328

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

4 bedroom, 2081 square foot home High eff furnace, hot water tank Paved drive, sundeck, workshop Fishing & hunting at your doorstep

Jantina Meints

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

mls n223592

Alida Kyle Cell. 877-2802

3 bedroom, 1056 square foot home Full unfinished basement Paved driveway. sundeck Minutes from Babine Lake

Jantina Meints

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

mls n223593

Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

Kiesha Matthews

mls n223639

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420


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MONTHS†

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3,000 $

0 $

338

464

FINANCE: BI-WEEKLY / 84 MONTHS / AT 0.99%† LEASE: MONTHLY / 24 MONTHS / AT 0.9%‡

+

3

46 MPG

6.1L/100KM HWY 9.2L/100KM CITYt

HIGHWAY

UP TO

UP TO

FINANCE

PAYMENT

$

$

$

171 (OR EQUIVALENT TRADE)

DOWN PAYMENT

152 $

159

$

$

The Interior News

THE GMC NEW YEAR START-UP IN CASH ≠ CREDITS

$

380

PLUS

3,000

REWARD MILES**

BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $29,995* INCLUDES $7,000 CASH CREDITS≠

3,300 $

2,000

$

0

$

FINANCE: BI-WEEKLY / 84 MONTHS / AT 0.99%† LEASE: MONTHLY / 48 MONTHS / AT 0.9%‡

bcgmcdealers.ca bc dealers.ca

LIMITED TIME OFFER

AND

REWARD MILES**

2013 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION 4X4 EXT

SLT MODEL SHOWN

CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT:

LEASE

PAYMENT

25MPG 11.2L/100KM HWY 15.9L/100KM CITYt

HIGHWAY

DARE TO COMPARE:

• Best-in-Class 5-Year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty, 60,000km Longer than F-150 and RAM^^ • Segment Exclusive Automatic Locking Differential • StabiliTrak including Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist • Steering Wheel Audio and Cruise Controls • Standard Bluetooth®

2013 GMC TERRAIN SLE-1

CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT:

LEASE

PLUS

PAYMENT

312

2,000

REWARD MILES**

339

BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $29,995*

382

• Consumers Digest Best Buy for the Fourth Year in a Row+ • Standard Rear Vision Camera and 7” Touch-Screen Display • Bluetooth® and XM Satellite Radio • Multi-Flex™ Sliding and Reclining Rear Seat, offering Class-Leading Legroom†*

GET UP TO 3,000 AIR MILES AT GMC - ONLY UNTIL FEB 28TH

VEHICLE PRICING IS NOW EASIER TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ALL OUR PRICES INCLUDE FREIGHT, PDI AND MANDATORY GOVERNMENT LEVIES.

SCAN HERE TO FIND YOURS

Call Coast Mountain Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-847-2214, or visit us at 4038 Yellowhead Highway 16 West, Smithers. [License #10041]

Smithers Interior News, February 20, 2013  

February 20, 2013 edition of the Smithers Interior News

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