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Friends Candis Stumpf, Airiyel Sjoden and Cardella Carroll take their youngsters out strolling to enjoy the sunny weather last week Thursday. Eager for spring, much of the Houston public was drawn outside to enjoy last weeks beautiful sunshine.

Local RCMP and Houston council have identified the policing priorities for 2013. RCMP Sgt. Rose says their primary concern is traffic, specifically speeding at the east end of town, distracted driving and seat belts. He says Houston council identified those concerns and RCMP is enforcing them to try to deter those problems. Houston council also asked RCMP to look at crime reduction, but Sgt. Rose says they can’t really do that because of the low numbers. Instead, he says they are focusing attention on prolific offenders, because there is a small group, about six to 12 people, that generate the vast majority of RCMP calls. “So what we do is we identify an offender each week, and then

“Abide by the law, leave town, or go to jail.” - RCMP Sgt. Rose

the members basically diligently babysit, for lack of a better phrase, that offender for seven days straight,” Sgt. Rose said. He says they check prolific offenders’ curfew, check conditions, make sure they’re not drunk or somewhere they’re not supposed to be, and make sure they are where they should be. Because of this focus, they have already arrested a number of the prolific offenders several times for breaches and some are getting fairly long jail sentences as a result, said Sgt. Rose. See JAIL on Page 3

Premier Christy Clark endorses Kitimat Clean oil refinery By Tom Fletcher Black Press

Premier Christy Clark surprised the opposition Thursday with a statement in the B.C. legislature endorsing a proposed heavy oil refinery near Kitimat. Clark emphasized that the project

would be subject to the five conditions about environmental safety and aboriginal consultation that she has demanded for heavy oil pipelines. But she praised the job creation potential and added that a refinery would help supply the “fair share” of benefits

for B.C. that is her most controversial condition. David Black, owner of the Black Press newspaper group in B.C., Alberta and the U.S., set up a separate company called Kitimat Clean Ltd. last year to develop the refinery plan and

seek permits from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. Black announced this week that he is finalizing details for $25 billion in financing and purchase agreements for the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel that the plant would produce.

“Our government takes the view that we should work together to address legitimate environmental and safety concerns and find a way to get to yes on projects that will grow our economy,” Clark said, adding that the B.C. government has been working

with Black’s team to secure a suitable site. Energy Minister Rich Coleman said there is Crown land in the Kitimat area held in an industrial reserve that could be leased or sold to the company for use of the land. Black’s proposal specifies a

3,000-hectare site 25 km north of Kitimat that is on the proposed route of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. With capacity to process all the pipeline carries, it would be one of the largest refineries in the world. See OIL on Page 3


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RCMP and border services make Houston arrest By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Houston RCMP were contacted by the Canada Border Services Agency from the Vancouver Airport on March 1 to follow up on  an international visitor that was believed to be in Houston.  Sgt. Rose says the CBSA learned of the alleged Houston visitor through an interview with an international passenger who had just arrived in Canada and was denied access by the CBSA.  Through the interview, CBSA learned of a second person who had entered Canada 10 to 14 days earlier and was allegedly staying  in Houston, said Sgt. Rose.  Last Friday, Houston RCMP & CBSA  arrested the male at a residence in Houston without incident and flew him to Vancouver on Saturday for an immigration hearing due to  issues with his passport. *** RCMP are investigating a hit and run that happened in

the 7-11 parking lot at 3:45 p.m. March 1. Sgt. Rose says a blue Ford Taurus loaded with four males had hit a vehicle in the parking lot and left before RCMP arrived. RCMP are still investigating to identify the driver, and anyone with information is asked to call the Houston RCMP at 250845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. *** A loaded logging truck hit an empty lumber truck on Morice FSR last week Monday at 6:30 p.m. Sgt. Rose says no one was injured in the crash, the trucks had only minor damage, including one broken window, and no charges have been laid as RCMP are still investigating the accident. *** RCMP were called at 10 a.m. March 4 about an assault in the local 7-11 store. Sgt. Rose says RCMP talked to the male victim and two witnesses when they arrived, but the female suspect had already left. RCMP are working

to locate and arrest the suspected female, said Sgt. Rose. *** RCMP were called at 5:30 p.m. March 3 about a fight happening at 2035 Sullivan Way. Sgt. Rose says RCMP attended, talked to several people and found that those involved were under the influence of alcohol and had agreed to fight. One of them was arrested for being drunk in a public place and was lodged in cells until sober, Sgt. Rose said. *** RCMP were called about a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way on March 4 at 2:30 a.m. Sgt. Rose says RCMP arrested a drunk male in breach of court conditions, lodged him in cells until sober and released with promise to appear in court April 18. *** RCMP on patrol observed an intoxicated male near the Houston mall at 3:30 p.m. March 4. Sgt. Rose says the male was significantly intoxicated, unable to care for himself so RCMP arrested

him for being drunk in a public place and lodged him in cells until sober. *** RCMP stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 16 by Morgan Road at 10:30 p.m. March 3. Sgt. Rose says RCMP smelled alcohol when speaking to the driver and demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed. The driver was issued a 90 day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days, Sgt. Rose said. *** At 2:30 a.m. March 3, RCMP stopped a driver on Kanata Avenue for failing to dim their headlights, said Sgt. Rose. Sgt. Rose says RCMP smelled alcohol when talking to the driver, and after the driver failed the roadside screen they were issued 90 day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. *** RCMP were called about an accident on Buck Flats Road just before 10 a.m. March 1, said Sgt. Rose. He says the driver

Prolific offenders generate most RCMP calls JAIL from Page 1 The idea is to get them to start abiding by the law, leave town or go to jail, because if RCMP deal with that group, they will be free to focus on other, more proactive policing, Sgt. Rose said. RCMP have been getting a fair number of 911 calls since the

new system came in, but many of them are false alarms, such as pocket dials, kids playing with the phone or general misdials, said Sgt. Rose. He says it has become very time consuming because RCMP are obligated by law to locate the caller and make sure

they are okay, which is very difficult if the person in on a forest road in the middle of nowhere. Previously RCMP have settled pocket dials and mis-calls by calling the person back, but Sgt. Rose says he changed that because it’s too easy for a person other

than the original caller to pick up the phone and say everything is okay. Police attendance is now mandatory for all 911 calls, and depending on the response at the door, police likely will want to come into the home and do a safety scan, he said.

Technology reduces emissions by half OIL from Page 1 Black said this week he is pessimistic about the prospects for Enbridge, but the refinery could bring in Alberta oil sands crude by rail, or another pipeline acceptable to aboriginal groups along the route. Rail transport would require six trains a day, but he said no permits are required

and CN Rail is willing to do it. The $16 billion refinery would require another $9 billion in construction, including six product pipelines to Douglas Channel to load ships with refined fuel, and a natural gas pipeline to produce power, fire refining equipment and supply hydrogen for a new process to refine heavy oil.

NDP energy critic John Horgan said he plans to meet with Black next week, but he was dismissive of Clark’s endorsement. “I think it’s important that the public understands that this is a long, long way into the future,” Horgan said. “And for a government that’s down to 68 days left in its mandate before

people vote again, it seems odd to me that we would have taken time in the legislature today to read a press release about a proposal that may not happen until after the next election.” Black estimates that environmental assessment will take up to two years, and the refinery could be up and running by 2020.

had allegedly hit ice near Lund Road and wound up in the ditch, but was not injured in the crash. The vehicle was towed because of damage, Sgt. Rose added. *** A vehicle hit a deer on Highway 16 at Anderson Road at 7 p.m. March 2, said Sgt. Rose. Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured, the vehicle had minor damage and the deer took off into the trees.

February Statistics

Houston RCMP participated in a B.C. RCMP initiative targeting distracting driving last February. RCMP Sgt. Rose says that during the month RCMP issued 23 violation tickets, 28 warnings, two 24 hour driving prohibitions and one 90 day driving prohibition, which is slightly higher than the usual monthly average. Sgt. Rose says approximately half of those violations were for distracted driving, and none of them were for impaired driving or prohibited drivers.

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he stories of the lengths some anglers will take to protect their favoured fishing spots are legendary and border on religious fervour – taking circuitous routes so as to avoid others catching on, not lighting fires so that wood smoke will not give away their location. It’s this kind of fervour critics say is driving a proposed change to provincial fishing regulations. The change would ban the keeping of any char or trout caught from area rivers and streams and is based on anecdotal evidence that shows an all or nothing approach is needed to safeguard stocks. Those opposing this proposal would cheerfully call themselves ordinary anglers, fishing for the pleasure of doing so as part of a northern lifestyle. They allege that those pushing for the catch ban are elitist in nature, have the ear of policymakers and are experienced in the dark art of bureaucratic maneuvering. Truth be told, these two camps have always existed and it doesn’t take much to polarize debate when it comes to the use of a resource – be it fish, wildlife or anything else, for that matter. Any decision made must be inclusive rather than exclusive, ensuring the parallel requirements of outdoor enjoyment and conservation. Governments are often accused of making decisions behind closed doors. This is one decision that needs to be made underneath the brilliant sunshine of a northern spring day. - Terrace Standard

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Handling backhanded stinkers Last week I was told that I looked really good for my age. A couple of days later a friend said that I was probably a real stunner when I was in my twenties. On both occasions I believe these people intended their remarks to be compliments. But to me, neither of them felt exactly like that. I thought it odd they tainted a perfectly nice thing to say by bringing age into the equation, but remarks like these are nothing new. As with many things that amuse and/or puzzle me, I put the comments on Facebook and asked people which of the two they’d rather be told. Most saw the remarks as backhanded compliments, and didn’t like either. Some offered up funny things they’d been told themselves: “You look good for someone your size. ”

“I like your haircut, it’s ten times better!” Also: “You look slim from the front.” Backhanded compliments have continued to fascinate me, ever since I received one from my first boyfriend. “You’re pretty,” he said. “You could never be on a magazine cover or anything like that, but you’re pretty.” I remember sitting there dumbfounded, trying to figure out if he intended to be insulting or if he was simply clueless. I found a smarter boyfriend after that. Over the years I’ve encountered many incidents where I was left wondering what was meant. I finally got up the nerve to ask when I was 25 years old. “You have a nice figure for such a bigboned girl,” a coworker had told me. “I can’t tell,” I said timidly. “Did you mean that as a compli-

ment?” “What are you talking about?” she responded, confused. When I said it would have felt more flattering if she hadn’t added the big-boned part, she looked at me like I was a raving psycho, so I dropped it. When this kind of thing happens now, I might wonder their intended message, but I rarely bother to ask, because it’s not important what they think of me.  I must confess though, I have also said some stupid things. A few nights ago I met a gorgeous, young lady with super long, brown hair and I told her she looked like Alanis Morissette. I wanted to add that she was an even prettier version of the singer, but instead of saying that, I said this: “You look like Alanis Morissette but less horsey.”

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Everyone around us laughed, including her, so I felt safe that it was regarded as funny and nothing more. But it occurred to me later that I may have insulted her, which was not my intention at all. The fact is, I think Alanis Morissette is beautiful and I thought the girl I met was even more beautiful. But how would she know that? Maybe she was left feeling that I was some old hag giving her a backhanded compliment, exactly the way I felt when the woman commented on my “big bones” twenty years before. The point is, we never truly know what people are thinking or if their words are sincere. But it shouldn’t matter. What matters is what we think of ourselves. I’m trying to teach my nine-year-old daughter that concept, since she’s at that age

On a brighter note Lori Welbourne where backhanded compliments and inyour-face insults are a frequent occurrence. Life is too short to take negative, or perceived negative comments, personally. What others say and think about us is their business, not ours. As the former First Lady of America Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” She couldn’t have been more right about that. Those are words worth living.

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“I’ll be going to Topley to my Gramma’s house to visit them. We’ll probably have a nice dinner, like turkey or something.”

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One million dollor boost to senior abuse hotline By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government has announced a $1 million boost to its seniors’ abuse protection programs, including extending the hours for a hotline to report suspicions of abuse or neglect. The bulk of the funding is to allow the Vancouver-based Seniors Abuse and Information Line to extend its hours

to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers information, advice and emotional support for seniors and their friends and relatives who suspect elderly people are being abused or taken advantage of. The number is 604437-1940 in Metro Vancouver and tollfree province-wide at 1-866-437-1940. Saanich councillor and former MLA Susan Brice, a volunteer with the

seniors’ support organization Silver Threads, said members see cases of abuse frequently. “It’s the elderly woman who comes to her craft class with unexplained bruises,” Brice said. “It’s the couple who lose thousands of dollars through a telemarketing scam. And it’s the quietspeaking gentleman, who while living with family, appears neglected and uncared

for.” Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan said he has encountered abuse and exploitation of seniors in his own family, and it comes up frequently as he has traveled B.C. asking seniors and their caregivers what they need from government. In an interview, Sultan acknowledged that the funding is a modest effort to bolster volunteer

efforts. “It is a beginning step, but it also reflects the fact that this problem can not be solved topdown,” Sultan said. “It will have to be solved bottomup by mobilizing many different organizations around the province.” The B.C. government also provided $1.4 million last year to the B.C. Association of Community

Response Networks, for prevention and education to reduce elder abuse and neglect. Katrine Conroy, NDP critic for seniors, said she agrees with extra support for the information line, which is supported by lawyers and other experts to help seniors find help. “Anything that’s done to eliminate elder abuse is a good thing,” Conroy said. “The community resource

networks are really good organizations.” She added that the government’s proposed Seniors’ Advocate is inadequate, because it is not an independent office and won’t deal with individual cases. Sultan said the advocate is to help develop policies to protect seniors, and a federal study being funded partly by the program will provide the information needed to to that.

Proposed B.C. refinery switches technology Newspaper publisher David Black is revising his B.C. environmental assessment application for a largescale heavy oil refinery in Kitimat to use a new refining process to reduce its environmental impact. Black gave an update on the project to a B.C. Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Vancouver Wednesday, saying he has found most of the $25 billion in financing needed, and buyers for the refinery’s fuel products. He said customer contracts and financing are to be finalized within two months.

Black also released a Mustel Group poll conducted in February that shows three out of four people support the idea to refine crude oil in Kitimat. A 57 per cent majority continue to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway plan to pipe crude to Kitimat and load it on ocean tankers. Black said rejection of pipelines would only push crude oil producers to use rail transport to reach his refinery and other buyers. The new process makes synthetic fuels from the heavy tar left over from conventional oil refining, instead

of extracting the carbon as petroleum coke as is done in Alberta and elsewhere.

ing about 400,000 barrels per day of heavy oil using “cokers” that extract the coal-like

Shell’s refinery at Anacortes, Wa. currently processes Alberta oil sands

“It will be 50% cleaner than any other refinery in the world.”

Black said in an interview there are currently four other heavy oil refineries under construction around the world, two in Africa and two in Saudi Arabia. All are about the same scale as his proposed Kitimat Clean plant, process-

- Kitimat Clean President David Black byproduct. A refinery of that size would fill 100 rail cars per day with petroleum coke, which is typically burned for metal production and contains sulphur as well as similar carbon intensity to metallurgical coal.

crude using cokers, selling the petroleum coke for aluminum refining. The new process adds hydrogen from natural gas to combine with the excess carbon in heavy oil, increasing the amount of gasoline, jet fuel and diesel

produced. “It will be 50 per cent cleaner than any other refinery in the world,” Black said. “It’s going to cost about $3 billion more, and I’m going to organize the money for it.” The process received a Canadian patent last fall for Calgary-based Expander Energy. It adapts a process developed in Germany in the early 1900s to convert coal to synthetic gas, which was relied on for vehicle and aircraft fuel by the German armed forces while their conventional fuel sources

B.C. Views Tom Fletcher were embargoed during World War II. Expander’s modified process converts bitumen, petroleum coke, biomass or municipal solid waste into gas products used to make synthetic diesel and jet fuel.


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the baby stuff,” said Gerow. “I just couldn’t imagine it.” Gerow says at first she started gathering furniture, clothes and household items around town for the family around town, but when she talked to Kayla Brown they decided to go the next step and plan a dance. Known as “the party planner” because of her previous high school

event planning, Gerow says is looking forward to the dance. There will be a silent auction, a 5050 raffle draw and a donations box at the dance, which is upstairs in the Houston Legion this Saturday, said Gerow. Doors open at 7 p.m., $15 per person or $25 per couple, and people can clothed in green because the dance has a St. Patricks Day theme,

she said. Sheldon and Amy Slaney are the DJs for the evening and designated drivers will be available. Gerow says all the money will go to the family to help them buy new furniture and a new nursery. “I hope to see a lot of the town come out and help and give donations,” said Gerow. “It’s going to be a really fun event.”

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Two friends are planning a benefit dance and auction Saturday, March 16, to raise money for the young family who lost their home in the recent house fire. The young family, Kelby Trottier, 22, Katlyn L’Hirondelle, 23, and their sixmonth-old son Kayden, were renting the home on 13th

The Houston Public Library Association held its 47th Annual General Meeting last Monday, March 4th. Natasha Tenbrinke presented the report from the Chair and Toni McKilligan presented the 2012 Financial Report and the Librarian’s report. A motion to waive the audit for the 2013 fiscal year was passed unanimously by the membership in attendance.

Street West, which burned to the ground Feb. 15. Twe n t y - ye a r- o l d Kelsey Gerow says she is a lifetime friend and distant cousin of Trottier, and she has a son, Ryker, who is just a couple months apart from Kayden. “I’m a young mother and have a young family starting out, and I know it would be super hard to have everything lost in a fire, especially all

Recent resignations from Library Trustees opened up several seats on the board, leaving three one-year and three two-year terms needing to be filled. There were no nominations from the floor to fill these volunteer positions and the library is now seeking communityminded people with valid library memberships to come forward and take positions as Trustees.

The Houston Public Library Association was incorporated under the BC Library Act on January 28, 1965 but active library lending services have been available to the town of Houston and surrounding area since 1920. The library has a long history as a vital community organization and currently employs four people, offers over 24,000 catalogued items in print and digital media, free internet access, a wide variety of on-line services such as Library to Go, Zinio Magazines and Freegal Music and many other programs and services. The Houston Public Library Board of Trustees is intrinsic to the operation of the li-

“The time commitment is minimal,” says Chief Librarian, Toni McKilligan. “Trustees attend ten meetings a year that typically last less than one hour each. There is some committee work involved, but that is on an as-needed basis for things like budget and policy development.

As Library Trustees, library members help direct the future of library services in Houston. Libraries the world over are changing and it’s an exciting time to be part of the dynamic world of library services. Any adult or senior member of the Houston Public Library can put their name forward for nomination to the board. Interested persons can contact the library directly to have their names added to the list. Elections for the six open seats will be held at the next regular board meeting on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Canfor Room. - Submitted

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Houston hosts B.C. hockey championship By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

The Houston Flyers are hosting the Bantam Tier 4 B.C. Championship here this Sunday to Wednesday. Over 100 athletes as well as coaches and parents will travel to Houston for the provincial championship, said Lori Saretsky, advertising executive on the host

committee. Besides Houston, the six-team championship will include teams from Vanderhoof, Elk Valley, Kelowna, Juan de Fuca and Langley, said Dana Chelsberg, host committee cochair. “I was excited to have the opportunity for our team to  participate in c h a m p i o n s h i p s,” Chelsberg said. The Houston

Changing event applying process By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Houston council approved a new bylaw that will make event applications more specific and clear. With the Event Regulations Bylaw, approved at the council meeting last week Tuesday, people and groups applying for event permits will have a more clear process to apply, said District CAO Linda Poznikoff. They will have a clear form to specify their needs and it will include all the details that council needs to know to approve an event, she said. Poznikoff says that council didn’t have a process in place before, people just presented an event to council and they had to decide about approval. “This will be onestop process where somebody fills out an

Flyers, coached by Ian Brockerville, has 19 local players 13 to 14 years old, including some 12-year-olds picked up from the pee wee team, said Saretsky. Saretsky says the Houston public is welcome and encouraged to come, watch and cheer on Houston Flyers. There is no fee to watch, and there will be raffle and clothing sales at the arena as

well as a donation box available, she said. Saretsky says the Houston Minor Hockey Association is paying for the ice, the referees and officials, and their accommodations and food, with help from local sponsorship. “Local businesses have been really generous,” Saretsky said, adding that they could still use more donations to cover the tournament costs.

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PARCEL TAX ROLL The District of Houston has established a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel to receive any complaints regarding parcel frontage taxes for both the water and sanitary sewer systems. The parcel tax rolls for these services may be inspected from March 13, 2013 to March 28, 2013 at the District of Houston Municipal Office at 3367 12th Street, Houston, BC during regular office hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. In order for a complaint to be heard, it must be received in writing by 5:00 pm March 28, 2013. A person who owns a parcel included on the parcel tax roll may submit a written complaint in regard to: a) the names or address of the owners of land b) the taxable frontage of a parcel c) the inclusion or exemption of a parcel If any complaints are received, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will consider the written complaints received by the deadline. Further information can be obtained by phoning Mark Wiber, Collector for the District of Houston at 250-845-2238 or by visiting the District of Houston office during regular office hours. DATED AT HOUSTON, B.C. THIS 5TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013

Saretsky says the host committee has been planning the tournament since the beginning of the year, and now they are meeting weekly, sometimes more, to get everything planned. “Such an event wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of our community,” said Chelsberg. “It’s a big undertaking.”

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Welcome to Houston: 2013 Tier 4 Bantam Championship Tournament The Bantam Tier 4 Championships will held in Houston with over 100 athletes, coaches and parents coming to town. There will a banquet on March 16 for all players and coaches at the Houston Community Hall. Following the banquet is a coaches meeting in the viewing room at the arena. The viewing room is transformed into a lounge for all the officials and referees for the duration of the championships. Starting on March 17 @ 10:30 the competition begins. The opening ceremonies are 7:30 pm on March 17 and will include a power point slide show on the big screen featuring pictures of all participants. The competition continues until the championship game on March 20 @ 8:00 pm

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Back row left-right: Head Coach Ian Brockerville, Jackson Cockle, Kurt Wandler, Noah De Teves, Brenden Fitch, Kolton Giesbrecht, Brendan Marsel, Ryan Saretsky, Jagger Potvin, Nate Ortiz, Assistant coach Kris Chelsberg. Middle row left-right: Jaret Vandergiessen, Cole Rennie, Tristan Williams, Jonathon Kelly, Connor Chelsberg, Brandon Brockerville, Nick Ortiz, Geremi Fraser-Easton, Erik Lloyd. Front row left-right: Taylor Belsham & Dayton Sommerfeld.

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Welcome to Houston: 2013 Tier 4 Bantam Championship Tournament The Bantam Tier 4 Championships will held in Houston with over 100 athletes, coaches and parents coming to town. There will a banquet on March 16 for all players and coaches at the Houston Community Hall. Following the banquet is a coaches meeting in the viewing room at the arena. The viewing room is transformed into a lounge for all the officials and referees for the duration of the championships. Starting on March 17 @ 10:30 the competition begins. The opening ceremonies are 7:30 pm on March 17 and will include a power point slide show on the big screen featuring pictures of all participants. The competition continues until the championship game on March 20 @ 8:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies: Sunday, March 17th and Final Games Wednesday, March 20

Proud to be a sponsor of the

Tier 4 Championship Hockey Tournament

CANADIAN FOREST PRODUCTS HOUSTON

District of Houston

Houston Leisure Services Department

Visit the Houston Pool! www.houston.ca

Let’s all go!

Back row left-right: Head Coach Ian Brockerville, Jackson Cockle, Kurt Wandler, Noah De Teves, Brenden Fitch, Kolton Giesbrecht, Brendan Marsel, Ryan Saretsky, Jagger Potvin, Nate Ortiz, Assistant coach Kris Chelsberg. Middle row left-right: Jaret Vandergiessen, Cole Rennie, Tristan Williams, Jonathon Kelly, Connor Chelsberg, Brandon Brockerville, Nick Ortiz, Geremi Fraser-Easton, Erik Lloyd. Front row left-right: Taylor Belsham & Dayton Sommerfeld.

List of sponsors...

Salem Contracting Ltd Lakes District Maintenance Babine Barge Ltd West Fraser Mills - HFP Sullivan Motor Products A&W Blastpro Construction Ltd

Bulkley Valley Credit Union Bulkley Valley Insurance Services Vanderhoof & District Cooperative Association John Himech Logging Shannon Clarke, CGA Szydlik Transport

Tahtsa Timber T & D Repair Service Pleasant Valley Bobcat Houston Food Market (Mr Sub) E & J Sawmill Pharmasave Westbound Holdings Morice Lake Guiding

We’re located right across from Steelhead Park on Highway 16

Looking forward to some great hockey! Come bowling between your games! Welcome to

HOUSTON

Where the Welcome is Warm and the Wilderness Beckons… enjoy your stay & see all that Houston has to offer!

Stop by & find everything you need for all your sporting activities -

Right here in Houston!!

CountryWide

PORTS S Phone: 250-845-0022

2860 A Hamblin Frontage Rd, Houston Email: countrywide@bulkey.net

Featuring Smorgasbord every Friday and Saturday • Authentic Chinese Food & Western Cuisine • Smorgasbord Every Friday • Luncheon & Daily Specials • Licensed Premises

Welcome to Houston Bantam Hockey Teams. Proud to be a sponsor of the tournament!

Ph 250-845-3400

Day 1 Game

Time

Tier 4 Bantam Championship Tournament

This Sunday - Wednesday!

Visitor TBA

2 3

1:30 PM 4:30 PM

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TBA TBA

7:30 PM

Opening Ceremonies

8:00 PM

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We would like to thank everyone for their support of this exciting event for Houston.

2216 Nadina Ave. North, Houston • Phone: 250-845-2700

Welcome all guests...

There is no fee to come watch and cheer on the players but there is a donation box if anyone would like to contribute.

...to Houston and the

Brewstir’s Café

Championship Hockey Tournament

Good Luck to all the teams - enjoy your stay!

Cappuccino Bar & Light Meals Daily

Welcome to Houston

for your hard work in hosting this tournament!

We are pleased to be a sponsor of the

Sunday, March 17 Room vs

Houston Flyers

   The donations are still coming in and we are still welcoming them. All sponsors will also be recognized in our programs and around the arena.

Houston Minor Hockey Organization

Home

1 10:30 AM

Castle – BV Home Centre Tupperware & Avon

Congratulations

Phone: 250-845-2298 2350 Butler Ave. pleasantvalleyplaza@yahoo.ca

THEATRE OPENING SOON!

Welcome to Houston!

Everyday Style Country wide Printing Lee’s Garden Oscar’s Source for Sports The Peak Monster Industries Canfor - Houston Total Physiotherapy

Pleasant Valley Plaza Bowling Centre

Welcome to Houston & Good Luck to all the teams!

The Bantam Tier 4 Championships hosted by Houston Bantams will held in Houston with over 100 athletes, coaches and parents coming to town. There will a banquet on March 16 for all players and coaches at the Houston Community Hall. Following the banquet is a coaches meeting in the viewing room at the arena. The viewing room is transformed into a lounge for all the officials and referees for the duration of the championships. Starting on March 17 @ 10:30 the competition begins. The opening ceremonies are 7:30 pm on March 17 and will include a power point slide show on the big screen featuring pictures of all participants. The competition continues until the championship game on March 20 @ 8:00 pm

Good luck to all the teams!

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Congratulations to the Houston Minor Hockey Organization for their work and sponsorship of the Tier 4 Hockey Championships!

Come check out our daily specials! Open Monday through Saturday

We are happy to support

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Good Luck to all the Competitors!

Houston Pizza Factory Locally owned & operated in Houston for 23 years!

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How did we get here? Where did we come from? This is a question most of us ask sometime in our lives. As a youngster, I was taught in school that I came from a monkey or a monkey type of being. They even showed pictures depicting a progression from some kind of amoeba to a chimp type creature and finally to a human being. They called it evolution and said it all happened by chance over many, many years. In fact it all started billions of years ago, they said. Maybe you have seen this type of description of our origins? I think they are still teaching it in some schools to this day. I believed it at that time, “I came from a monkey I thought”, so I acted like a monkey. Why not? It really didn’t matter, no standard, no design, and therefore no real accountability, just chance. As time went on, I came to see design all around us; the exact positioning of the earth on it’s axis just the right distance from the sun, the complexity of the human eye and the process of the coagulation of our blood, the human brain, said to be the most complex organism in the universe. The amazing complexity of DNA, plants that reproduce plants the same as they came from. The thought patterns of people and social structure. This was amazing, obvious design all around us! It is obvious airplanes are not made by throwing dynamite into a garbage dump. When we see a car we do not think of where in the bush we found it in and how long it took for it to slowly form there all by itself. No, we ask who designed it, where, when was it made, who is the manufacturer? It became very evident that chance could not be the reason for us being here; where there is design there is a designer. The amazing complexity of design all around us is not the only evidence we have for a Creator but we have an eyewitness account of our origins written down some 3500 years ago. It was given to us by the eyewitness and Creator, God himself. It is recorded in the Bible. It says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) NIV It goes on to tell us that God created this whole universe by speaking it into existence in six days, with evening and morning on each day. After each day of creation God saw “it was good.” On the sixth day God created man and woman in his image, and on that day he saw “it was very good.” I am convinced we did not get here just by chance but are designed for a purpose. We have a reason to live for and that is to stand in awe and worship the One who made us! Written by Ken Penner Sponsored by Riverside Gardens

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Houston senior Noreen Scott was recognized as “Overall outstanding citizen” at the International Women’s Day dinner last Friday, which drew out over 60 local women. (See next week Houston Today for story on International Women’s Day event). Scott moved into Houston in 1956 and over the last 50 plus years, has been recreational director, May Day Parade organizer, seniors councillor and Seniors Housing Society director. She also helped organize adult education, is active in yoga and is a faithful Luckies fan. Jackie Lieuwen/Houston Today

Kitimat Clean Ltd. president David Black says all the funding for his proposed $25 billion refinery project in the Kitimat Valley is in place, and the oil will come one way or another. “If B.C. remains set against a pipeline the oil will come to the refinery by rail. CN and the oil companies are keen on this. A great deal of crude in North America is being moved by rail now. The costs are not that different in this case and no permits are required,” he told a gathering of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce this morning, acknowledging that rail may not be the best choice. “The site of the refinery is 15 kilometres from the main rail line to the Rio Tinto Alcan dock and we would need six trains per day, 120 cars in each

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Houston Secondary School students Orion and Kaylyn enjoy some competition on one of the school’s two new ping pong tables, bought early February as a gift for students. HSS Secretary Ruby Kenzle says students use the tables every day, and the best thing about them is that they’re helping students from different grades get to know each other by bringing them together in ping pong competition.

Coastal ferry users are braced for reduced sailings on some under-used routes, and many are open to cable ferries, barges, passenger-only vessels or even bridges where practical to contain rising costs. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Minister Mary Polak released the government’s consultation report Tuesday on ways to save $26 million on operations by 2016. That was the target set by BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee after he was appointed last year. About 4,000 people took part in the consultation, with more than half saying they agree with the need to reduce costs. When the government announced the service review last year, it added an extra $20 million to the subsidy for the service over four years, bringing the total taxpayer subsidy to about

$180 million per year. Polak said specific service cuts won’t be made public until June 30 at the earliest, and the government may extend that deadline after reviewing the consultation results with BC Ferries. She denied that the timing was chosen to push the unpopular move past the May 14 election. “If the idea was to stay away from discussion of potential cuts during an election period, I daresay we would not have embarked on the consultation,” Polak said. “We were very upfront in putting out the utilization numbers so people can see where the challenges were and where there will likely be cuts.” Last year BC Ferries cut sailings on the Duke PointNanaimo run, which was losing an average of $50 per vehicle carried. BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan said the corporation expected to cut at least

100 sailings on its major Vancouver Island routes, mostly low-ridership runs late in the evenings. NDP transportation critic Maurine Karagianis wouldn’t

unpopular choice, endorsed by only 20 per cent of participants. Most called for ferries to be funded by all B.C. taxpayers or by the users themselves. A call for

Service cuts won’t be made until June 30 at the earliest. commit to increasing the taxpayer subsidy or any specific action, such as returning BC Ferries to Crown corporation status. “If we treat it like transportation infrastructure, the same as bridges, rail, roads, that’s a slightly different approach to the ferry system,” Karagianis said. “At the end of the day, we need to see some cost savings.” As expected, raising property taxes or fuel taxes in coastal communities to help pay for ferry service was an

“innovative ideas” also produced few surprises. The top suggestion in consultation meetings and written feedback was to reduce fares to increase ridership, an experiment that BC Ferries has tried several times on major routes with no success. BC Ferries has found that ferry use is declining on B.C.’s free inland ferries and other jurisdictions such as Washington state, as people choose to travel less because of the cost of fuel and other factors.

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RCMP Sgt. Rose discusses theft prevention with local business owners from the Houston Chamber of Commerce. Thirteen members of the Chamber of Commerce attended the lunch event, where Sgt. Rose advised owners to have alarms and cameras and report even minor thefts to aid RCMP investigations.

RCMP Sgt. Rose talked to the Houston Chamber of Commerce last Thursday about theft and property crime, and how business owners can avoid it. RCMP records show that property crime is not a big issue in Houston, Sgt. Rose said, adding that though thefts have increased in 2012, the increase is minor. In 2009 to 2011, RCMP average was three shoplifting files, one theft file over $5,000 or under $5,000 and 14 thefts from vehicles per year, and in 2012 there were four shoplifting files, three over and under $5,000 thefts and 17 thefts from vehicles, he said. But Sgt. Rose says he’s been hearing about a lot of minor crime that goes unreported, like stolen ashtray change. Sgt. Rose says under-reporting is a

big problem because RCMP look for trends, such as a neighbourhood or business where a lot of crime is happening, and it can help RCMP identify where a criminal lives and what area RCMP should target. “The average citizen assumes it’s a minor theft, it’s only a few coins or quarters, it’s not big deal, but it is if we are going to try find the person,” Sgt. Rose said. He says that if they had a target area, RCMP could proactively put out a bait car, which has been an incredibly successful policing program. Sgt. Rose says he’s heard a lot about minor, unreported crime and isn’t sure how much of it goes on. “The reality is that property crime is not really a big issue here, but it may be if we were truly getting the accurate recording,” he said. He adds that the

major crime is not primarily from locals, but from travelling criminals on their way from Prince Rupert or Terrace to Prince George, like the recent thefts from the local Industrial Park. Sgt. Rose says that such thefts are impossible for RCMP to

alarm goes off, RCMP have someone to talk to who can give them access to buildings to do a proper check, Sgt. Rose said. Previously stationed in Squamish, Sgt. Rose said they had a business link program set up there, where RCMP got

“Have an alarm, camera or video surveillance.”

predict, but there are things that businesses can do to help prevent it, like putting cameras on either end of the Industrial Park. Having an alarm, and a camera or video surveillance at facilities is really important, he said. It is also important for alarm holders to have an identified property representative, so that if an

- RCMP Sgt. Rose a contact person from each business, to whom they could broadcast crime trends or a specific offender or vehicle. Sgt. Rose says he’d like to get that set up here, so businesses could be proactive against theft, and monitor people of concern. “If they can do it in Squamish, we can do it here,” he said.


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G R E AT BA R G A I N S Western Family Yogurt Assorted Varieties 650 gram

199

14

89

Liberte Greek Yogurts Assorted Varieties 500 gram

Fraser Valley Butter

Nabob Tradition Coffee 930 gram

1199

Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner

Western Family Dog Food

Nexxus Shampoo

7

21

8

Cash & Carry Only

99

2 for

398

5

3

97

Assorted Varieties 425 gram

4

399

2 Varieties 16 kg

Lipton Drink Crystals

Club House Taco Seasoning Mix

1.5 litre

3.8 litre plus free spray bottle

Assorted Varieties 750 gram

Heinz Squeeze Ketchup

Salted, 454 gram

99

Green Giant Vegetables

299

1000

4 for

Plus Deposit, Plus Eco-Fee

Assorted Varieties 24x100 gram

ea

F R OZ E N

Western Family Salads

Sapporo Ichiban Noodles

Lamb Chops

New Zealand, Frozen, 350g

ea

3

/lb

98

or Conditioner Assorted Varieties 250 ml

99

735 gram

Irish Spring Bar Soap

99

Assorted Varieties 6x90 gram

399

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