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Young girl mourned Destiny Rae Tom, 21, was found deceased outside of a residence on the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation reserve near Fort Fraser.

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Retail sales rebound Retail sales rebounded in January from a sluggish December but were virtually unchanged from a year ago, Statistics Canada revealed March 21.

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Rec sites safe for another year

WALTER STRONG With spring still refusing to walk through the front door, not many people were thinking of camping back on March 15, the date that B.C. Parks started taking online reservations for campsites across the province. In addition to these provincially maintained, fee-for-use, sites, there are many smaller forest recreation sites throughout the province. In Northern B.C., these small, rudimentarily equipped campgrounds are typically free to use. There are 30 recreation sites, seven trails and two parks (Ethel F. Wil-

son and Pendleton Bay) in the Lakes District and on the Southside. In 2002, the province had plans to possibly decommission many of the sites. In response, an agreement was reached between community stakeholders and the province wherein B.C. Parks and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), would continue to contribute resources to the recreation sites. The Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society (LORS) was formed to take over the maintenance of the sites and has completed two, five-year partnership agreements since then. “We maintain them from the week before May 24 to the week after La-

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bour Day,” said Lynn Synotte, LORS president. “We hire two contractors. They mow the grass and do minor brushing and weeding. They also monitor the rec. sites and do minor repairs to picnic tables and outhouses.” The annual LORS budget requirements come in at around $50,000. This year, LORS was facing a major funding shortfall, with only $14,000 in the bank. Previously, LORS was able to rely on the Burns Lake Community Forest for the majority of its funding. This year the management structure of the community forest is in the midst of reorganization that won’t More on page 5...

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Environmental assessment open house in Burns Lake WALTER STRONG Burns Lake residents hoping for a detailed look at the proposed route for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project were left a little disappointed last Tuesday, but at least the province had people on hand to hear about it. On March 19, 2013, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) held a public open house at the Burns Lake Heritage Centre. The open house was a

formal part of the environmental assessment process now in its preapplication stage. Pre-application means that the parameters of a required environmental assessment for the pipeline project are still being established. Public comment will form a part of the permanent record of the process. It will also inform that process. The current period for public comment started on March 11, 2013 and will end April 10, 2013. A second public comment period will open after the pre-application process has been completed and the formal application review has begun. Anyone who wants their opinions or con-

cerns considered and recorded do not have to attend an open house. Comment forms can be accessed and filed through Copies of the application are also available to view at all public libraries in the Bulkley Nechako Regional District. Representatives from both the EAO and TransCanada were on hand to facilitate the process. Attendees filled out forms that will be scanned and posted to the EAO website within seven days of being received. Some Bald Hill Rd. residents, just south of Burns Lake, were hoping to find out exactly where the pipeline would be routed. Cur-


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Young woman mourned Death on Nadleh Whut’en reserve under investigation


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An RCMP file photo of Destiny Rae Tom. Her body was found over the weekend outside of a house on a First Nations reserve just west of Fort Fraser. Very few details are being released.

Destiny Rae Tom, 21, was found deceased outside of a residence on the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation reserve near Fort Fraser. Tom was found early Saturday morning. Unconfirmed reports indicated that she was at a house party. RCMP report that a male known to Tom was arrested, but later released without charges. Tom had ties to Wet’suwet’en reserve near Burns Lake. An autopsy is scheduled for this week to assist with determining a cause of death. RCMP investigators are seeking public assistance with this matter and ask that anyone with information about this incident, are to contact the Fraser Lake RCMP at (250) 6997777. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lakes District News


In refinery news


Ottawa takes lead on training The B.C. election campaign that’s about to get underway will feature lots of talk about skills training. It will be everyone’s top priority, along with a dozen other top priorities. But since elections are no time to deal with serious issues, don’t expect much frank discussion about ways to redirect our increasingly soft, urban society toward useful work. Somebody

might be offended. The B.C. Liberals see lots of skilled, technical jobs on the horizon, but they cut their skills training budget and many of their MLAs are also looking at a career change. The B.C. school system, like that of other provinces, still pushes kids to university programs that lead to coffee-serving jobs and the need for another round of training. This has been going on since the 1970s, and it’s not confined to B.C. The B.C. NDP apparently expects to coast to victory with the same empty rhetoric about “income inequality” and student debt that they’ve been using for years. Their only discernible intent is to return control over how many apprentices can be on a job site to industrial unions, which severely restrict it, squeezing out small business. This team’s ideas are mostly left over from the last industrial revolution. Fortunately there is a mid-term federal government that has acted. Last week’s federal budget launches new programs that the next B.C. government will have to go along with. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government didn’t claw back post-secondary funds from B.C. and other inept provinces, as some had feared. What we got from Ottawa was social engineering, Conservative style. The centerpiece is the “Canada Job Grant,” a $5,000 grant to employers willing to match it and train an unLAKES DISTRICT


employed person. To qualify, the province has to match as well, for a total $15,000 commitment to one worker who will have a job to go to. Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay was one of the Conservatives out to promote the budget. She said when the Canada Job Grant is fully rolled out, it will fund training for 130,000 people a year. Some will be young people, but there will also be older workers whose skills need upgrading. “If they’re willing to look at the jobs that are available and understand that that’s their best shot at making a living and being able to support their own families some day, we want to be sure that the opportunities are there,” Findlay said. The difference is that it has to be what an employer needs, not what the student might prefer. It’s a publicprivate partnership, as we have seen with modern public works. Findlay acknowledged that even with a big push on training, Canada will still need to import foreign workers. In B.C. we are bracing for an unprecedented resource boom, much of it in the B.C. Interior and north. That’s one reason for a $241 million increase over five years to the federal Income Assistance Program for aboriginal reserves. The new money is available only if the community leadership commits to a mandatory training component. They didn’t call it Idle No More, but that’s the gist of it. Of course, no worker or province or band council is required to participate. They have the option to leave the federal money on the table. But the NDP should note that the Canada Job Grant applies to union-run apprenticeship schools as well as those in community colleges and technical institutes. Saying no isn’t much of a choice. Whatever grand promises the B.C. Liberals and NDP have written into their yet-to-be-released election platforms, they will need to find the money to participate. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and, tfletcher@

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Oil made the news last week twice, and it couldn’t have been better scripted from the province’s point of view. It’s difficult to paint yourself as both and conservationist and as a jobs-oriented pro-industrialist, but the province managed to pull it off. First, the province wrapped up its cross-examination at the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel hearings. A Ministry of the Environment press release couldn’t have been less enthusiastic in its appraisal of Enbridge’s responses to the province’s line of questioning. It seems like the writing is on the wall for Enbridge Northern Gateway. The province doesn’t have much to lose on this one. The public - the vocal majority anyway - is not in favour of Northern Gateway. The province also reiterated its commitment to waiting for the outcome of the joint review panel and eventual environmental assessments before it would make any final decision. The second piece of oil news that has been making the rounds is B.C. businessman (and the owner of the Black Press group of newspapers, which includes this one) David Black’s announcement that he has secured financing to not only build an oil refinery in Kitimat, but that he could also secure the financing to build a pipeline if the Northern Gateway proposal falls apart. Last week, the province released the findings of a report it had commissioned into the economic feasibility of a Kitimat oil refinery. The report’s conclusion was that Black’s Kitimat refinery proposal had economic merit and that the province should seriously consider it. Following on that news, Black also announced that his refinery proposal would include new technology that is up to 50 per cent cleaner than old technologies. A greener oil refinery, if you will. It was a bit of a coincidence that the report was made public at the same time the province wrapped up its cross examination of Northern Gateway. On the one hand, Northern Gateway wasn’t able to satisfy the province’s line of questioning, but on the other hand, here was a fresh oil proposal that was not only economically feasible, but greener and not burdened with the public relations fiasco that Enbridge has brought us. The province has washed its hands of Enbridge Northern Gateway, at least in the sense that it won’t go out of its way to help Enbridge get out of the jackpot it finds itself in. At the same time, the province has thrown tentative support behind Black’s refinery proposal, that (might) still require a pipeline to cut across Northern B.C. With a May election bearing down fast on the Liberals and dismal polling, the province has more pressing issues to deal with than proposals that are still years away from construction. But the B.C. Liberals have managed to do two things. They’ve distanced themselves from criticisms that they were too cozy with Northern Gateway, favouring economic outcomes over environmental, and they’ve distanced themselves from the criticism that they’re willing to let industry and jobs falter in the face of environmentalist lobbying. In either case, they’ll have a positive position to take no matter which side of the debate a voter might fall on.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Province steps in to help Burns Lake and area

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A tent set up at one of the many forest recreation sites found in the Lakes District. The long term stability of these sites may depend on local user-group involvement. ...From page 1 be complete until after the summer season has begun, precluding the possibility of a financial commitment. As a result, Synotte had been looking for other sources of funding. Just when things were starting to look grim for LORS, the province stepped in with a $20,000 commitment through MFLNRO. At the same time, the Burns Lake Bulkley Valley Credit Union stepped up with a $10,000 contribution. Synotte said that LORS and its directors were, “thrilled, and relieved, at receiving this funding as it means maintenance costs are essentially covered for this year. We are still in need of about $6,000 but we are so close to our target, it’s a huge

load off our shoulders.� Kevin Eskelin, district recreation officer for the Nadina-Skeena Recreation District explained that despite the difficulties in funding that LORS faced this year, the local recreation sites were never in danger of being unexpectedly closed. “Funds are very constrained,� said Eskelin. “But those sites aren’t at risk of closing or being disestablished.� “We want LORS to be fairly autonomous in their own management,� he added. “We like to see communities raising funds to the greatest of their ability, but we’ll come in and make sure that everything is in place.� The Nadina/Skeena recreation district covers a swath of territory from Kitwanga and Gransile in the north, to south of Houston

and eastward to Ootsa lake. It includes over 75 campsites, 15 trail networks and dozens of hiking trails. Eskelin works with 15 different groups like LORS throughout the district. Partnership agreements with local user groups should not be seen as a way for the province to get out of funding local recreation amenities, but the reality is, there’s only so much money to go around. “Something always gives,� said Eskelin. “For example, if we only had to give $5,000 to LORS instead of $20,000, then that’s $15,000 that would be available for another partner group.� There’s no guarantee that money available in this year’s provincial budget will be there in the next budget. Although the province

was able to step in this year and cover the gap in funding, that isn’t a long-term solution. “My main concern is future sustainability,� said Eskelin. “ We don’t know what kind of a budget we’ll have in five years for the sites, so we try to find other relationships and arrangements along the way. Most often, we engage with notfor-profit groups at the community level.� The next step for LORS, said Synotte, is to increase the membership base so that LORS is eligible for more grants. For example, a potential source of funding is the B.C. Lottery gaming grant, but LORS was ineligible to apply this year because it doesn’t have enough non-director members. “We have to have twice as many members as directors at the annual general meeting,� said


Synotte. The next annual general meeting is May 16, 2013. Synotte is hoping that a membership and funding drive will get people signed up as regular, non-voting, LORS members. As well as new members, LORS will be looking for corporate and private donations to cover this year’s remaining funding gap. As part of their funding drive, a ‘Like LORS’ campaign has started. Supporters of the program would be acknowledged through signs placed at trailheads and campsites. “We [LORS] do a really good job,� Synotte said. “People are supportive in the area, including the ministry of forests and the Burns Lake Community Forest.� But if that community support can’t be translated into cash for operations, then LORS will have to keep turning to the province to bridge funding gaps. With that comes the insecurity that surrounds any program governed by budget constraints.


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Pipeline proposal Just bag it and bin it please needs real scrutiny

Have an Opinion? Write to the Editor! Letters should be brief and to the point, with a maximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to withhold from print any letters which may be libelous, racist or sexist, and may edit for brevity and clarity. Letters MUST include the signature of the letter writer, a mailing address and a phone number. Only the name will be reproduced in the newspaper. Send letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box 309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. Fax to 250-692-3685 or email to newsroom@

Editor: I would like to mention a few picky details you might want to consider before you welcome the gateway pipeline to a backyard near you. Let’s look at some of the reasons you cite for accepting it: 1. Lower fuel costs: How are we going to get lower fuel costs by shipping raw bitumen to China? Even if the gateway pipeline was going to be used to deliver the bitumen to Canadian producers, that would not necessarily mean Canadian customers would get any price advantage because international free trade agreements might prevent Canadian producers from giving us a preferential price. By the way, what does influence our fuel prices? I don’t know – do you? All I know is the price we pay keeps going up. Having a pipeline through our backyard is not going to change that. 2. We use lots of diesel fuel ourselves, so if we oppose the pipeline, we are somehow being hypocritical: Since the purpose of the proposed pipeline is to ship all the bitumen to China, I don’t see what our objections to the pipeline have to do with our own use of fossil fuels. 3. We all want a strong economy and good jobs: Since when has any multinational corporation been required to hire Canadian workers? Even if 40,000 jobs or 140,000 will be created by the building and operation of the pipeline, they will not nec-

essarily go to Canadian workers. The one thing we will get: 4. Pollution: The track record of existing pipelines should be cause for worry even for the most fervent proponent of the scheme. Why should we believe that the safeguards will be any better on this one than we have seen elsewhere? The dangers the gateway pipeline would pose for us are real and very disturbing; even more so considering that the federal government is clearly oblivious to the dangers and to our objections. It is true that our lifestyles are deeply dependent on the burning of fossil fuels, but that does not mean we should have to accept absolutely anything that the producers of the product want to dump on us. So what do I support? I would support a full and meaningful investigation of the project, believable assurances that effective prevention would be in place to protect our environment, and a credible explanation of exactly how we are going to benefit from it. If the pipeline is such a good idea, why can’t we have that much? One more thing worth considering: Why the rush to extract and give away all the oil in the tarsands – right now? Will it go bad if we don’t get rid of it all as soon as possible? Kindest regards, Hilda Earl

Editor: The recent snowfall is a very welcoming sight in my opinion, making everything look clean and fresh again, at least for the time being. I’m referring specifically to the downtown ‘oval walking track’. This track is conveniently located, and is well maintained throughout the winter months for everyone to enjoy. Many of us are grateful for this walking tack and rely on it as a place to get some fresh air and exercise during the winter, since it so easily accessible. The warmer, sunny days which we all enjoyed recently, brought many more people down to the track and of course, dog owners also need to walk their pets, which I don’t have a problem with. This time of the year we can actually begin

to feel some warmth from the sun especially when wearing dark coloured clothing and, as we all know, dark coloured “objects” absorb more heat than do white surfaces, such as a blanket of snow. However, there is a problem with the warmer, sunnier weather in that the walking track enclosure becomes increasingly disgusting, smelling and unsightly. To the people who bring their dogs to the track, I say please bring a doggy doo bag with you, in consideration of others who use this facility. With the convenient location of the trash bin at the entry gate, you only need to carry the bag for part of one lap before disposing of it. Thanks, from one dog lover to another. Margaret Larsen

Organics to reduce carbon Editor: Although we have limited transportation options in this part of Canada, there are things each of us can do to lessen our own use of fossil fuels. Obviously, we can use smaller, more efficient personal vehicles, and reduce our use of them. Also, we can choose to trim our personal “carbon footprint” by eating organically produced foods. Of course, transportation and refrigeration costs are less for foods grown nearer to home: apples from the Okanagan rather than from New Zealand. But of greater impact, the commercial food industry relies on fossil-fuel based nitrogen fertilizer and petro-chemicals to produce our food. Comparisons of crop and livestock sectors show that

organic farming uses about 26 per cent less energy per tonne of output on average. Greatest savings are in the beef and milk sectors: grass-fed beef may require less than 59% of the energy required to produce feed-lot beef. Factory-farmed beef production relies on soy, corn, and other grains which require huge amounts of petroleum-based fertilizer and pesticides. From calf to plate in the USA, this equates to driving about 320 miles/515 Km in the average car, per hamburger. Sources: The Comparative Energy Efficiency of Organic Farming http:// Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health John Phair


Very interesting history about the Colleymount area

Just heard some Redwinged Blackbirds are back also some Canada geese are in the fields at the landing, could be an early spring. Good bye to Tom Last Sunday night I was very fortunate and by accident I tuned into the memorial service for the late Stompin’ Tom Connors and what a program it was. The whole program lasted for two hours. I was so glad to be able to hear the service with so many of his friends and performers who had played with him. What a man and what a life. Tom was true Canadian and big time. I wish I could remember the year he came to Burns Lake.

Tom sure left us with lots of good memories. One of the things they showed of Tom’s life was his last Stompin’ board and his guitar. There was lots of Tom’s songs that were sung and lots of stories. His oldest son also was on the stage and gave a very moving address. This program will no doubt come on TV again and if it does, don’t miss it, it’s well worth the time. A little story that I picked up a day or so ago from John Keefe, it’s interesting. John’s late wife Eunice was born and spent her young life in St. John, N.B. and her family home was very close to the orphanage where Stompin’ Tom Connors spent his young life. Eunice and her family used to visit there and she got to know Tom very well. As the story goes a group got together and bought a bike for all the boys in the orphanage, there were about 40 bikes and every boy was to have a bike. When they gave them out there were short one

and it was Tom who was the boy who did not get a bike. Eunice’s father, Lloyd Patterson, heard about this little boy with no bike so he went down town to the hardware and bought the best bike they had and gave it to little Tom, what a wonderful gift this was and Tom never forgot it. This was such a gift to a orphan boy and what a generous man Lloyd Patterson was to think of this little boy. I mentioned last week I would have another story of one of the well known packers form the Southside, Johnny Barker. During those old times the only way to get supplies in was by pack horse. Johnny was one of the many and be brought in pack trains from Bella Coola for other settlers as well. He told me he was leaving the Bella Coola valley, it was a very dangerous hill to climb and one had to be careful of the footing for the horses. They were going along single file. In some places there would be a terrible drop of hundreds

of feet. He had about 20 head all loaded with supplies for the Southside. One of this horses was loaded with bags of flour. At one of the steepest drops his best pack horse stopped the train, turned and jumped over the bank, no doubt an act of suicide. They watched the body go the hundreds of feet down. There were marks left by the flour where it hit the rocks going down. This horse had made many pack trips and to have it go like this. There were lots of these stories to tell of those old packing day. Barkers meadows are named for Johnny Barker. So I have been told quite an honour for an old time pioneer. It’s hard to believe the things that came in by packhorse in those old days, one old timer told me they packed in a mower, a hay rake and a farm wagon, of course in pieces. Also they packed in five gallon cans of kerosene. It must have taken lots of helpers to help load and unload every day.

Nice visit A week or so ago I had a very nice visit with Johnny Johnson and he showed me a brochure that he has with all the old timers from the west end from Colleymount, Clemretta (Trout Creek), Noralee and Nadina. It’s very interesting. The names are all there but some of the names are on the wrong person. These pictures go back to the very start of the first settlers. They are a treasure. Who made it up did a first class job. Johnny was born at the head of the lake and he is also very interested with making up some history of the west end. At one time these three settlements were very busy and had a large population. There was also a large Finish settlement there. Johnny is also a member of that Finish settlement. I also got to know a number of them. They were great people and hard workers. The two of us are trying to get more history of the old pioneer families. When the Finlanders

migrated into the Clemretta and Noralee they brought in a lot to help to settle those districts. They are hard workers in the logging business, good farmers, very sociable, enjoyed dancing and the music and were good neighbours. For many years Clarence Corliss and I used to play for the dance at Colleymount and Clemretta. Tom and Hugh Cowan used to spell us off. They were good times and lots of fun as I look back on those old days. Those days leave a legacy that will never die. Sad news It was a great shock to hear of the passing of another one of our well known pioneer families, George Van Tine, what a man, what a life and what a family he has left behind. He passed away last week in Sidney, Vancouver Island. He wanted to be buried in Burns Lake and the service will be in the United Church with all his family there. Sometime we all have to go but it leaves a heart-

ache for us all from family and his many friends. The Van Tine family were very special to us as they took us in after our deal in Marilla went sour. This was an act of kindness that we have always remembered, now for almost a lifetime. They made us feel at home. This was so long ago, September 1941, over 70 years ago. George has left a loving family behind and so many friends. Although the family lived away most of his working life the family never lost that feeling of his birthplace, Ootsa Lake, and it was always home. George’s pleasant personality and his friendly smile was always there. The family are pioneers of our Lakes District in every sense of the word and have left their mark for generations to come. What memories that will never die. I pass my sympathy and love to everyone of the remaining family. Remember God loves you and so do I.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

VETERANS DINNER WELL ATTENDED Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold attended the Burns Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 annual Veteran’s Dinner recently. The local legion started a Facebook page recently to get the word out about events and happenings. To find the page type Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 into your Facebook search engine.

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the assessment process. Disappointment on the part of Bald Hill Rd. residents was mitigated by the co-operation they had been receiving from TransCanada regarding route planning. There was cautious optimism that TransCanada would take seriously the concerns that private property owners had in the Burns Lake area. Field work for the project has been underway throughout Northern B.C. since January, 2013. Fisheries and aquatics studies have been taking place along a 114 km section of the proposed route north of Prince George and at a 70 km section of the route near Kitimat. Spring field work will be underway once ground conditions allow for it. Details of where

that work will take place will become available in April. The pipeline project proposes a 650 km natural gas pipeline stretching from Dawson Creek to a proposed liquid natural gas export facility near Kitimat. The four-foot diameter pipeline would have an initial capacity of 1.7 billion cubic feet per day, with the capacity to transport up to five billion cubic feet per day. Coastal GasLink is one of three natural gas pipeline projects at various stages of exploration in Northern B.C. The Pacific Trails Pipeline project has already received its environmental assessment certificate, and the Spectra BG Group also has a pipeline proposed that is in its pre-application stage with the EAO. The environmental assessment process will not be complete before 2014, at the earliest.

Retail sales rebound CONTRIBUTED

Retail sales rebounded in January from a sluggish December but were virtually unchanged from a year ago, Statistics Canada revealed March 21. The province’s retail sales in January were $5.118 billion, up one per cent from $5.066 billion in December but down $2 million, or a tiny fraction of a

percent, compared with January 2012. Across Canada, a similar story is playing out. Retail sales across the country totalled $38.931 billion, according to the nation’s number cruncher. That’s up about one per cent from the $38.553 billion in December but down $43 million, or down 0.001 per cent from the same month a year ago.

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Please help the staff at BLNDC welcome:

Rick Morrison General Manager

The Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rick Morrison to the position of General Manager, effective March 11, 2013. Mr. Morrison brings 37 years of business and finance experience, including administration, lending, economic development, business and Industry risk analysis. Mr. Morrison has a diverse background of experience and skills. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Morrison to be part of Burns Lake Native Development Corporation.

The snow is melting and so are our flooring prices !!

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B.C. had the flattest retail sales numbers among the provinces. The provinces with the biggest year-over-year gains were Saskatchewan 6.7 per cent, Alberta 2.9 per cent and Prince Edward Island 2.8 per cent. The provinces with the weakest year-over-year sales were Quebec - minus 4.9 per cent, Nova Scotia minus 4.1 per cent and Ontario minus 1.9 per cent.

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Chronic Pain Self Management Program

Everyone is invited to attend, for all ages, caregivers, front line workers and family members. The Chronic Pain SelfCPSMP VOLUNTEER LEADER TRAINING Volunteer Leader Training: Lake Babine Nation • You do NOT need to be a health professional to lead the workshop. Management Program Many of our volunteer leaders have chronic conditions themselves. Monday to Thursday, April 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2013 (CPSMP) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Lunch will be provided at the Council Chamber, 225 Sus Avenue, Burns Lake, BC

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lakes District News

Thank you

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Annandale, Dr. Graetz, the nurses and hospital personnel for having given Klaus such good care while he was hospitalized in Burns Lake. Thanks also to the ambulance crews, the ferry crew and the wonderful staff at the Southside Health and Wellness Centre. As well, my appreciation is expressed to the many neighbours and friends who offered their care and support when I was really in need of it. Gudrun Freisinger

Corner ommunity Forest

Recently a news piece was released stating that Canada’s forest industry will need as many as 60,000 new workers by 2020. It was not clear what type of workers would be required but it is a positive outlook for our industry. In the last number of years the number of post-secondary training opportunities for the forest sector has decreased. In 1998/99 there was a peak in undergraduate enrolment (3,000 students) but since that time it has declined by approximately 46%.

The industry is also aging rapidly. In 2007 over 41% of employees were over the age of 45. Therefore there will be a significant number of retiring employees in the next 10 years. The industry offers a relatively well paid career. The average forestry employee earns $47,560 while the average in all other industries is $43,577. So if you are looking for a career perhaps you should check out the forest industry. There are all sorts of opportunities from accounting, to machine operator to a forest technician or professional forester.

SCAREY RIDE This truck driver missed the bridge slightly on a Fraser Lake forestry road. Although the truck landed several feet Submitted photo down, the driver walked away without any injuries.

For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724






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Do you know someone who saved a life? CONTRIBUTED


Announcement We are sad to announce that this year

Carnoustie Golf Course will not be opening. CREDIT UNION GIVES

The Royal Canadian Humane Association for British Columbia and the Yukon recognizes Canadians who have risked their lives to save others. The awards are issued on these guidelines: Gold is reserved for deeds of bravery at the cost of the hero\’s life; silver and bronze medals are awarded when the rescuer has shown extraordinary disregard for personal safety in saving or attempting to save the life of another; honorary certificates are awarded to commemorate a rescue attempt where the risk is not as great. If you are aware of rescues that warrant recognition please forward information to our office. All of the information we receive is kept confidential. the Lieutenant Governor will be recognizing approximate 40 provincial heroes. Our national office is in Edmonton and our current President is Rudy Berghuys who can be contacted at Royal Canadian Humane Association, 11143-70 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5B 1S8 - Phone: 1-780-4712974, 1-780-499-9945 or E-mail: royalcha@ . For more information go to our web site at html


On behalf of the Lakes District Cancer Society, (L) Karen Hutton and (R) Brenda Payne accept donation of $1000 from (C) Sandy Doré of Bulkley Valley Credit Union toward their upcoming fund raising event: ‘Cash for Cancer’ to be held at Decker Lake Community Hall April 27, dinner, musical entertainment (featuring the band ‘Shorta Cash’) and an on-going silent auction. Submitted photo


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Early Deadline Notice Due to the Easter Holiday the deadlines for the April 3rd paper will be

Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 - noon for all advertising & editorial submissions. BURNS LAKE


Memorial Service for

Hoyt Burt

will be held at the Grassy Plains Hall Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Lakes District News

Time to be announced



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The Burn Lake Bruins Midget B division represented the Northwest at the 2013 Midget Tier 4 BC Provincial Championships in Lillooet on March 17 - 20, 2013. The Bruins took silver in the tournament. (Top) Bardarson attacks. (Below) T. Haven defends the net with help from D. Phillips.


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Decker Lake Whist Scores March 20, 2013 Ladies First: Judy Jordsvar 148 Ladies Second: Shirley Larson 144 Mens First: Tom Jordsvar 149 Mens Second: Erich Schroeder 141 Low Hand: Shirley Giesbrecht 113 Door Prize: Diane Killman

Legion Crib Scores March 21, 2013 First: Carol Everett Second: Tom Jordsvar Third: Jean McCarron Fourth: Cecile Phillips Boobie: Jim Everett

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(Ages 5 to 13) May 22, 2013 at Kegar Lake Adult Lessons start at the same time. Please contact Susan at for more information.

Ball Hockey League registration

will be available on April 5th, 2013. Watch for details on two drop-in programs starting in April (Indoor Skateboarding and ball hockey). Information will be available in Rec-Corner, the Village Website, and Village Recreation Facebook page over the next few weeks.

Tom Forsyth Arena is closed until dry floor is ready. Exciting summer employment opportunities with Village Recreation, visit the Village website for job descriptions on the following position:

Summer Recreation Programmer Please visit 77/employment to view the full job description.

Hi Everyone Another busy year for the arena has come to a close. The Village Recreation would like to thank all the user groups for another fun filled year on the ice and we look forward to a new season in September 2013.

Logan Wilson, Rec Coordinator

For more information, please contact: Village of Burns Lake 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 • Email: or Facebook /

William Konkin kids learn First Nation culture



Due to the Easter Holiday the deadlines for the April 3rd paper will be

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Thank you

I’d like to thank everyone who came to the hospital to visit, brought flowers, gave words of encouragement and the many prayers during my lengthy stay in the hospital.

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Also a big thank you to the ambulance attendants who came to my rescue, the doctors and nurses for their care. Love, Chris Cronin

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Congrat ulat ions



Lakes Economic Development Association (LEDA)

LakesEconomic Economic Development Association’s Board News of Directors Development Tourism and staff would like to congratulate Cindy Shelford on receiving “British Columbia’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, together with our province’s diversity and the warmth of in ourEconomic people make Development tourism in BC the success that itUniversity is today.” says her Certificate from the Minister Pat Bell, Ministry of JTST of Waterloo. With infrastructure work continuing to take place – Provincial, Federal and local govern-

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As part of First Nations cultural awareness day at William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake, students sampled aboriginal cuisine. Rhoda Abraham (top) prepared soapberries, newus also known as Indian ice cream, Geraldine Alec made Bannock and Beverly Michel (bottom) prepared samples of a variety of traditional foods. A display was also set up by the Lake Babine Treaty Office showing a local family tree stretching back over 200 years. All grade levels participated throughout the day.

Pet of the Week Can you tell the difference? A certain orange front left paw distinguishes that you have just met Callie. Meet Callie & Bella, humourously enough the dog brought them home one CALLIE & BELLA day, this must have been the saving of both of these gorgeous girls’ lives. They are both outgoing and very loving. Both tortoise shell/tabbies are under a year old, have been spayed and vaccinated and we would love to find them a home together. If you are interested in them, give us a call at 250-692-7476

ments have made major her investments in roads, bridges, airports,disconnect border crossings, ports Cindy completed “thesis” on the apparent and other infrastructure over the last 10 years, to assist in enhancing tourism. Tourist’s and imbalance between Northern Rural and Southern Urban are looking for “niche” products or experiences, such as wine touring, heli-skiing, bear communities. Through Cindy’s process was realized viewing, trails for hiking & mountain bikingresearch and heritage & culturalitattractions and in that approximately of experiences. BC’s resources come from the North. particular distinct Aboriginal70% tourism Knowing who you are marketing to, and how to best target them is essential to the execution of solid marketing strategies. As a result of these findings, Cindy has been engaging with The BC Government has recognized the increased demand for tourism with wealthier other communities to increase awareness of the significant travellers, emerging economys and an expanding Asian middle class. Increasingly, concontributions that the North provides to theThe overall economy sumer’s choice of decision making for travel plans is online. Provincial Government has committed to investing in resources for emerging marketing tools & technology. of BC. Through strategic marketing partnerships, coordinated campaigns and innovative use of emerging marketing tools, British Columbia’s tourism businesses will reach new cusSouth Burns Lake Project CAF Update: tomers and drive long term growth Trail in the industry. According to the Ministry of JTST’s 5 Year Strategy for Tourism in BC, some main areas of focushas will been be; LEDA actively moving the project forward with Implement “A Trails Strategymeetings, for British Columbia” – an necessary action plan forpermits, developing and ongoing stakeholder obtaining maintaining a sustainable, world-renowned network of recreation trails. to review archaeological assessments and First Nations advisory, Assistevaluate more BC tourism businesses, local utilize governments and communities to become and the project to best the area and trail quality. market-ready by providing planning tools and support for programs. Lead in providing LEDA is pleased totimely announce thatresearch Darwin has been high quality, accessible, and relevant andZimmer market intelligence. hired astothe Project Supervisor for Continue work with Aboriginal Tourism BC.the South Burns Lake Trail Project. will besystem responsible the hiring estimated of all the3.7 crews, To build onDarwin an outstanding of tourismfor information:An million tourists experienced some form of Aboriginal cultural tourism in 2010, almost double overseeing all components of the project and reporting to LEDA’s from 2006. Board of Directors. Ensure province-wide tourism information and communications technology infrastrucFor thisisexciting ture information (wifi, mobile andregarding internet access) in place. community initiative, please contact Cindy Shelford, Economic Development Officer. If you have a Tourism operation or emerging new product, contact us to learn more about Marketing.

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Lakes District News

Funeral services for the late

George Van Tine will be held

March 30th, 2013

at St. Paul’s United Church in Burns Lake. 11:00am – 12:00pm, followed by a reception and interment at the cemetery 1:30pm

Family and Friends welcome. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

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Four Lakes District Secondary School students were invited to attend the Academic Achievers day at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. (L-R) Mr. Marks from UNBC, Chris Mack, Nick Brochez, Kaitlin Bysouth and Janelle O’Meara.

Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting

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Celebration of Easter Israelites to slay a spotless lamb and apply its blood to the door-posts and lintels of their homes. That night, death itself would descend upon every city, but those houses with the blood would be exempt. God said, “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” True to his word, not one death was recorded among the Israelites. Fifteen hundred years later, Jesus Christ walked onto the public scene of earth, introduced with this shout, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” This redemption was no longer solely for Israel, but for the world. So precious was this Lamb that the Heavenly Father said, “It is too small a thing that you should

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on April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. The celebration of Easter, better known as Passover, remains history’s most powerful story of redemption. The Hebrew people, after 350 years of cruel bondage in Egypt, were rescued by God’s 10 miraculous judgments. The night of the final judgment, God told the

only raise up the tribes of Israel; I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6) On a cruel Roman cross the Son of God willingly suffered and died to redeem us from the penalty and power of our sins. Securing our ransom, He purchased eternal redemption for every person. But just like the first Passover, the blood must be applied. It is not enough to merely believe that Jesus lived, died and rose again; we must receive Him as our personal Lamb and Lord. What is the good news of Passover? “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ

Jesus.” And being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath to come.” Truly, the offer of salvation has gone to the ends of the earth – and we are eternally loved and safe in Jesus. Happy Easter.

Public meetings are being held to let you know about funding opportunities and ways non-profit organizations in Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake) can be supported. We want to hear about your project ideas that will enhance this great area we live in. Please bring your questions and project ideas. Hosted by: Steve Freeman, Director, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake) Dan Boudreau, Manager, Nechako-Kitimaat Development Fund Association Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you here!

Congratulations to the Burns

Lake Bruins Midgets on winning SILVER at the

2013 Minor Hockey Provincials in Lillooet, B.C.


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Congratulations and best wishes from the Grandparents. We are very proud of your accomplishment and putting Burns Lake on the Hockey Map. The Bardarson Family The Havens Family The Janzen Family The Minger Family The Peterson Family The Phillips Family The Reid Family


Lakes District News

Wednesday, March 27, 2013



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Phone: 250-692-3805 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C. The newly renovated

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Open 7 Days a Week 11:00am - 9:00pm Highway 16, Burns Lake • 250-692-3020

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812

Games start one hour after registration time. Cost: $10.00 per event per person. Call Linda 250-692-4343 or Legion 250-692-3232


“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Home Based Business Fair: Saturday, May 4 Scavenger Hunt Saturday, May 4 Register before April 20

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

NO DINNER Friday, March 29th Legion will be closed for Good Friday.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Confederate soldier 4. __ Lilly, drug company 7. Negative 10. Teacher 12. Informal term for money

Friday Night Dinner: Friday, April 5:

Chicken Dinner $14

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

22. ___ and feathered 23. Founder of positivism 24. Variant of lower 25. Russian weight = 36 lbs. 26. Megavolot (abbr.) 27. 40th state 28. Flower jar

You are welcome to drop in at the new Wellness Activity Center, every Tuesday afternoon, for encouragement, social support and fun. Activities may include coffee time, movies, games, once a month free lunch and a monthly support group.  Call Heather @ 250692-7500 for more details. The Burns Lake Playschool annual Bingo and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013. For more info: (250) 692-3575 Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on April 1 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome.

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

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

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

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

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. ~ Everyone Welcome ~


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8. Unfolded 9. 19th C political cartoonist Thomas 11. Denotes iron 13. Powder mineral 16. Blood fluids 18. Nearly 20. The courage to carry on 21. Soda 28. Skedaddled 29. Poplar trees (Spanish) 30. Triangular spinal bones 31. Opposite of leave 34. Encroachment or intrusion 35. Another word for mother 37. Employing 38. Transferred property 40. Point that is one point S of SW 41. In front 42. Bladed weapon 43. River in Florence 44. Ferromagnetic element 45. Poi is made from it 49. No longer is


Southside Health & Wellness Centre: April 2013. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10am-11am. Foot care, by appt., every Thur. Nurse practitioner on site Apr. 5, 10, 17, 19 & 26. Youth & family mental health counsellor on site Apr. 3. Weight loss program information session 2:30pm Apr. 5. HIV & Aids workshop, lunch provided Apr. 10. Good food box pick up Apr. 10. Depression workshop Apr. 17, 1-3pm, call Heather at (250) 692-7500 or just drop in. More info: (250) 694-3270



30. Satisfy fully 32. Weatherman Roker 33. Atomic #18 34. Somali supermodel 36. Skank 39. “No more” (Spanish) 41. Gets up from 43. E.M. Forster novel 46. Motown singer Diana 47. Scottish hillside 48. Give qualities or abilities to 50. No (Scottish) 51. “Laughter of the marsh” rail 52. City in Thuringia, Germany 53. Not divisible by two 54. Head bob 55. Tooth caregiver

14. Environmental Protection Agency 15. County in Transylvania, Romania 17. 1896 Ethiopian independence battle 18. 50010 IA 19. It grows every year

Kerr Road, Burns Lake Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15. Worship Service at 10:30 includes Children’s Church



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Crib Thurs @7:00pm

email: Phone: 250-692-3232

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

Lakes District & Area

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

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Dart Tournament – Registration Times Apr 5 – Mixed Doubles: 7:00 pm Apr 6 – Ladies/Mens – Singles/Doubles: 10am or 2pm Apr 7 – Teams: 11am

Church Directory

Sunday 10:00AM

President Lambert 694-3748

Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Regular hours: from 11am to 2pm on Tue., Wed. and Fri. Our local phone number is (250) 692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888-939-3333. We collect used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels. New volunteers are always welcome! Is it your birthday this year? And if so will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.


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Burns Lake Community Church


Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


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

Lakes District Senior Citizen Housing Association

Annual General Meeting April 5, 2013 @ 1:00 pm at the Tweedsmuir House #53 9th Ave Burns Lake BC

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a stroke of inspiration leads you on a creative journey. Things will calm down toward the end of the week when you have to focus on more tangible things. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, someone you know wants to step things up to another level, but you may not be ready to take that kind of plunge. Talk over your feelings in a kind way. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, family has been on your mind lately, and you may feel it’s best to spend the majority of your free time at home rather than out. Make good use of your time. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a chance encounter has you rethinking what you want to accomplish in the next few weeks. You are second-guessing all of your plans because of this surprise. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 A decision you made could have long-term effects, Scorpio. You’ll probably find that you have to do some damage control this week to get things back on track. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, all indications point to a monumental change in your life. Wait to see what occurs and put big decisions or vacations on hold. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, it can be tempting to toss away your responsibilities and simply have fun. But then you will be so backed up it could take quite a while to dig out from under your to-do list.

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Hwy 16, Burns Lake Open 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri., 12pm-4pm on Sat.

Phone: 250-692-7773


Ransomware software is hardly new, but the latest wrinkle involves the infection tying to cloak itself as the long arm of the law. These newest infections claim to be some sort of police program that has detected illegal activity on your computer, and demands you pay a fine of $100 or more before you can use your computer again. Some more sophisticated versions even use the feed from your webcam to further unsettle you in an attempt to make you pay the “fee”. These programs are complete fraud, just another attempt to get your credit card information. The infection may be exploiting a loophole in Java, so make sure you install the latest version, and uninstall any older versions that may have been left on your computer. There have been a few instances of this infection locally, and though no one has fallen for it just yet, please be on the lookout and warn your friends and family.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, just when you need a bit of sunshine, a satisfying piece of good news arrives. Your spouse or partner plays a significant role in this positive development. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a tangled web is forming around you, but with quick wit you will manage to steer clear of the melee.

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Two 10” Pepperoni Pizzas $ + 2 cans of Coke 15

Three on Three $33 Three 12” Three Topping Pizzas

Make them Large for $44 No substitutions or additions allowed. Extra cheese will attract extra charges.

No substitutions or additions allowed.

Store hours: Sunday to Wednesday 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fresh dough Thursday to Saturday 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM made daily 4 We do catering with advanced notice 4 In town deliveries available



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Hours: Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm • Closed Sunday & Monday

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a mountain of responsibility has put pressure on you. Although you cannot shy away from what has to be done, you can put a smile on your face when tackling your tasks.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may want to think before you speak when a friend asks for advice. The truth might hurt, so it could be wise to keep quiet for the time being.

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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21Taurus, something special will take place in the next few days and you will be on hand to experience all of it. Magical moments are to be made with a romantic partner.


F R A M E S • F I N E A RT • O R I G I N A L S • L I M I T E D E D I T I O N S • P O T T E RY • W O O D - T U R N E D B O W L S • C D S • J E W E L L E RY


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Lakes District News

Heritage Centre Farmer’s Market For more info or table rental call 250-692-9799

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Last Saturday of the month 9:00am-3:00pm


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Lakes District News

Your community. Your classifieds.

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First advertise in the Lakes District News! ALL WORD ADS go on the Internet for the whole world to see!


Call 250-692-7526 or come by our office. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Fax in your ad to 250-692-3685 or email: advertising@


Come to our office at 23 3rd Avenue, or you may pay with Visa or Mastercard over the phone. All ads must be prepaid.


REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week


For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS

For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.01 per col. inch


3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Houston, Smithers, Ft.St.James, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector, Northern Daily (1 week) ....................................... $78.88


25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00 Extra cost for additional words


In Memoriam

No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.


To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

2 col. x 2” - $20 2 col. x 3” - $30 2 col. x 4” - $40



Classified Word & Display: Friday @ 3:00 P.M.



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


May 19, 1919 - Feb. 17, 2013 Florine was born in Dallas, Oregon to Anna and John McGrath, the youngest of six children; Roland, Raymond, Robert, Delora and Mary. Florine married Bill Critchlow in 1935 and they made their home in central Oregon, raising two sons David and Daryl. They immigrated to Takysie Lake, Canada in 1962. Bill passed away in 1985. Florine is survived by sons David (Pat) of Takysie Lake and Daryl (Karen) of Francois Lake, sister Mary of Powell, Wyoming and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. The family would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers at the Pines for their extraordinary compassion and care. A celebration of life will be held July long weekend, time to be determined.

Help Wanted Apply Within

No refunds on Classifieds Ads. LAKES DISTRICT








ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking.

FOOD BANK As of February 2013, clients are welcome to a box on both of the distribution days. Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0.

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

May 18, 1913 - Mar. 29, 1965 Seasons come, season go, sunshine wind rain and snow. Memories of you will always be, tucked in our hearts and will remain. Forty-eight years have passed since God called you away. How can we forget the Dad we loved so dear. You may have been called away but you are not forgotten. Love always, Rose, Shirly, Bill and Norma.

Lakes District News reserves the right to edit, revise, classify or reject any classified ad not meeting our standards.





1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words


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June 15, 1929 - Mar. 15, 2013 It is with deep sadness that Gudrun announces the passing of her beloved husband, Klaus. Klaus was born in Weiler, Germany. He went to Agrar Akademie Agricultural/Horticultural College in Nuertingen, where he graduated in 1952. In 1953 he immigrated to Canada. His first job was as a farm helper in Saskatchewan. He soon joined a correspondence club and wrote a letter to a young lady living in Germany. After a two-year correspondence, he took a vacation to Germany and on January 12, 1957, he and Gudrun were married in Schramberg in the Black Forest. Upon return, both fell in love with Canada and lived in Vancouver for twenty-one years. Loving the north, Klaus enjoyed fishing and made numerous trips flying with friends to the lakes in this area. Every summer he and Gudrun cherished their time together as they grew prize greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, marketing them at the local farmer’s market at Southbank. After living in Tatalrose for thirty-five years Klaus was very much looking forward to his 60th year in Canada on June 13, 2013. Much to our sorrow he did not live to see that day. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Gudrun. Following his wishes, no service will be held. Any donation in his memory should be directed to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary, Box 812, Burns Lake.

KLAUS FREISINGER June 15, 1929 - Mar. 15, 2013 Klaus was a dear friend of many years and almost like a grandfather to us during our time in Canada. We will miss his hearty laughter, when he greeted us from the porch of his cozy home in Tatalrose, every time we dropped in. We will miss the many lovely times we had, sitting in the kitchen of Gudrun and Klaus, swapping stories, learning from each other, laughing, and having a good time. We will miss his good advice, every time we needed it. We will miss his excellent taste in books. We devoured each and every book about explorers, adventurers and wilderness dwellers he gave us to read during the dark hours of winter. We will miss his joie de vivre, his humor and his outspoken way of putting things. We will miss him sharing enthralling stories about his childhood in Germany, his immigration to Canada, life on a farm in Saskatchewan, the city life in Vancouver, his fishing trips to pristine lakes or his time up north in Inuvik. We will miss him looking over the lake and to Nadina Mountain, enjoying the change of seasons . We will miss you dearly, Klaus! “The kids, Kerstin and Matthias.” Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.

LOUELLA MAY BASSETT May 4, 1928 - Feb. 14, 2013

Louella May Bassett (nee Thorsen) was born in Houston, Texas on May 4, 1928 and passed away in Burns Lake, B.C. on February 14, 2013. She was one of six children and her family moved fairly often which made her connection with her family very important. She loved school and looking after her younger siblings and nieces and nephews. In 1956 Louella’s young family moved to Canada to join other family members already here. They settled at Tchesinkut Lake and called that area home for the next 56 years. For a while Louella was a single mom and provided for her kids as best she could, she worked at a variety of jobs during this time. In 1969 she married Neal ‘Smoky’ Bassett and he moved into the cabin at the lake, later building their dream house with ‘The best view’. Louella was well known in the neighbourhood for her love of gardening, raising both award winning vegetables and show stopping flowers. She instilled this love of nature in all her children. Many happy hours were spent with family and friends and everyone was always welcome for a cup of coffee or a card game. Louella loved fishing and many hours were spent out on the lake with her sister Hap. Many people will remember the years she spend working in and then owning Lakes District Stationery. The coffee pot was always on in the back of the store and it became a gathering place at the mall. Retirement freed up more time for her garden and time at the card table was never considered wasted. Sunday dinners at her table became a ritual for her family and Christmas dinner just wasn’t right until she made her special kick@$$ stuffing. Grandma’s house was always noisy and fun and games were the priority. Louella moved into the Pines in December 2010 where she spent her remaining years. She was predeceased by her husband Smoky and her son Jerry. She is survived by her loving children; daughter Karen (Sunny), Tim (Rita), Rick (Doris), Kerry (Pat), Mark (Gail), step-daughter Linda (Billy), her daughter-in-law Kim (Pete), her sister Janie (Richmond) and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Louella was interred in the Burns Lake Cemetery and a family graveside service was held on February 16, 2013. Donations may be made to the Pines in Louella’s honour.

Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533

BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845

LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RIVER

FLOW FACTS 20 March 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 850.66 m


SLS Discharge: 30.2 m3/s

Mountain Snowpack: 83 per cent of long term average For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


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COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA The College of New Caledonia is looking to Àll the following position:

REGIONAL ADMISSIONS CLERK Burns Lake Campus The Regional Admissions Clerk’s duties will include: ensuring appropriate processes and dissemination of tasks related to ¿nancial operational transactions; coordinating internal and external mail; maintaining ¿ling and tracking systems of all pending and completed documentation and entering course data and student information in a complex, College wide database system. Quali¿cations include: completion of a one year certi¿cate in Of¿ce or Business Administration (two year diploma in Business Administration or equivalent preferred), or equivalent post-secondary, with speci¿c training in data entry, word processing, and information processes and thee years of relevant work experience. To ¿nd out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great bene¿ts, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities.


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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED:

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

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Help Wanted BARTENDER WANTED At the Royal Canadian Legion. Must have Serving It Right ticket. Permanent Part-time. Please drop resume off between 4-8pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Wages to be discussed based on various duties. For more information contact Mae at (250) 692-4335. GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. HOOKTENDER, F/T.- Duncan, BC. Wages as per USW coastal agreement. Loader & processor experience an asset or be willing to learn to run these machines. Fax resume to 1-604-736-5320 or email to Versatile Painting & Sandblasting is looking for qualified experienced Journeymen Painters/Sandblasters in KITIMAT. Must be highly motivated, energetic and work well with others. Please send resumes to:

Professional/ Management EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to:

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Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


An amazing career opportunity!

Tahtsa Timber Ltd. is looking for

Client Care Associate


Burns Lake, BC

We offer you,

Extensive opportunities to train, company sponsored extended health and dental benefits Vacation time available upon the first year of hiring Working in an established, reputable company, a friendly and respectful work environment Investment and saving opportunities, competitive compensation package A path to a career in Insurance

minimum 3 years experience

and for FORWARDER OPERATORS minimum 2 years experience. Top rates and bene¿ts package. Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to



What would you bring to the table?

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

STUDENT GROUNDSKEEPERS School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) requires student groundskeepers for summer employment from May 1, 2013 until August 30, 2013 (two in Burns Lake, two in Vanderhoof, one in Fraser Lake and one in Fort St. James). Hours of work will be eight (8) hours per day between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. as determined by the supervisor, Monday to Friday, at a rate of $14.45 per hour. 3referred 4uali¿cations: ❏ enrolled in a post-secondary education program and returning in September ❏ previous experience relevant to the position required would be an asset ❏ competent in the use and care of tools and equipment common to the position ❏ valid unrestricted Class 5, BC Driver’s License is desirable ❏ an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver’s abstract ❏ the ability to perform physically demanding job duties ❏ a current :HM,S certi¿cate A complete job description is available on our web site Please note: Incumbents who successfully complete this work assignment will be quali¿ed to receive a $1,000 scholarship to a post secondary program of their choice. Please complete a general application form which is available on the website at or from the School District Administration 2f¿ce in Vanderhoof or from any district school. Please indicate on the application form the location you are applying for and submit by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: (250) 567-2284 Fax: (250) 567-4639 Email: School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Business and Loans Analyst We are seeking an individual with excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi task in a busy work environment. The successful applicant must have superior communication skills, be a self starter, and be comfortable working with business clientele This position requires 35 hours per week and offers a competitive salary commensurate to education and experience, as well as a benefits package.

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The Business and Loans Analyst is primarily responsible for the development, analysis and recommendation of loan proposals to the Business Development Committee. This position manages the overall Investment Funds (loan) portfolio, with the goal of achieving a healthy balance between acceptable portfolio returns and providing a valuable developmental lending service to the community. This position will also provide coaching, counseling and ongoing support to loan clients. Qualifications for the position include: 1. Commercial/Small business lending background desired. 2. Good oral and written communication skills. 3. Good crediting skills (The ability to assess risk through the analysis of business plans, financial statements/projections, proper due diligence and experience). 4. Good Investment Funds (loan) portfolio management and administration skills. 5. Competent computer hardware and software knowledge (Excel, Word, and use of Internet). 6. Effective time management and prioritizing skills. 7. Ability to provide client support services via business counseling and coaching. 8. This position requires the ability and skills to work with a wide range of community members and partner organizations. 9. Reliable transportation and a valid drivers license are required. Please forward cover letter and resume no later than April 19, 2013 to:

Let me help you with your next purchase

Loren Neilson

Phone: 250-845-8785 Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •


Starting a Business?

Expanding Your Business? The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help! For more information, call 1-800-556-5539

Jerry Botti, General Manager CF Nadina, PO Box 236, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 250-845-2528 (fax)

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JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE Position: Part-time Cashier

Description: Cashier/Sales Associate (seasonal) • Competitive wages. • 24 hours a week. Start date: April 1, end date: October 30. • Training available. The qualified candidate will be responsible to process cash sales, assist customers with their projects, and be available to assist wherever needed. Requirements: • Strong computer skills. • Minimum one year experience with retail. • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills. • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. • Strong customer service. • Ability to work with flexible scheduling and on short notice.

Position: Part-time Yard Worker Description: Yard & Warehouse worker (seasonal) • Competitive wages. • 24 hours a week. Start date: April 1, end date: October 30. • Training available. The qualified candidate will be responsible to help unload freight, help customers with their orders, and assist other team members with their various responsibilities. Requirements: • Must enjoy manual labour and the outdoors. • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. • Strong customer service. • Ability to work with flexible scheduling and on short notice. Please drop off resume in person at: Starland Supply (2000) Ltd. 165 Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake, B.C.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Lakes District News

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


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Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. Decker Lake Hall. Furniture, antiques, collectable’s, tools, tack, vehicles, equipment etc. Sale conducted by,

For more information: Richie at (250) 698-7377 or (250) 698-7351 More detailed list closer to sale date.

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

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Pets & Livestock

Pets LOOKING FOR good homes for spayed or neutered indoor cats. Three all white short hair males and one orange & white male. One orange & white female and a white female. All around 1 year or less, good temperaments. For more information (250) 692-7243.

Merchandise for Sale

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Auctions LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

Fridge, Propane Furnace and Stove. $400 Call in the evening 250-698-7533

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner


2930 Nadina Way, Houston BC

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

Now only . . .


• 1 ½ bathrooms • All appliances updated • New flooring & paint main floor & basement • Chain link fence

• • • •

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The eyes have it Drive to Save Lives

November 25, 1920 ~

Hoyt was born on November 25th 1920 in Glasgow, Montana to Frank and Hattie Burt. He was miraculously revived from a still-born by doctors, Alfred and Hoyt of whom he was named after. Directly after his safe arrival, the family started their trek to British Columbia and arrived on the Southside in their covered wagon six months later, that is how old Hoyt was when he began his pioneer days in this country. Other than farming all his life, Hoyt worked as a logging contractor, sawmill owner operator, employing many locals. A few who were new to the country were also fortunate to be employed by Hoyt, he always helped others in need. He was also employed for decades by BC Forest Sevices, as a firefighter from the late 1930s to being a Forest Ranger up until he became 70 years old, that is when he was forced to retire once and for all, much as he wanted to keep going. In between all his work he raised his seven children on his own after losing his wife, Marianna. He had the brief assistance of mother-in-law Eulalie and eldest daughter Marie. He continued to farm and attended to the huge garden he kept until he was unable to do it anymore. Jack swore that he added a couple more feet for him to plow each spring. He also was a dowser,(diviner), using his special skill to locate underground water for various agencies and private individuals, he was able to assist with finding gravesites, metals and sometimes a lost person, most times he was successful and did his best to help a family deal with a loss by giving the best prediction that he could. He was well known for his willow witching. He spoiled his pet farm animals, his beloved “Bubby� and the other few head he kept, and his dog “meathead�, he adopted from Robert (Robert had no say-so) His sons Robert, Ken and Jack have taken over his farm duties while he spent a year at daughter, Hazel’s and then on to the Pines. Thank you to the Pines staff. His favorite hang-out was the Grassy Plains Country Store where he was served his favorite dishes and company he enjoyed there, thank you Bob, Stacey and staff. His other favorite stop was the Southside Health & Wellness Centre, he loved to go in there and trick the nurses with his weird blood pressure. He enjoyed the nurses especially Norma, and of course the wonderful Charlotte Philips, he looked forward to see her. He was pre-deceased by first, his father, Frank Burt in 196 0, then his mother, Hattie Burt, in 1965 , Brother Jack Burt in 1989, wife, Marianna Burt, on Easter Sunday of 1964, his first son, Charles in 1956, Daughter, Sally in 1961, his mother-in-law, Eulalie Jack, Sister-in-law, Mae Peters, brother-in-laws, Dick Tom and Bill Troy. He leaves behind his children, Marie Casimel (Ebert), grandchildren; grandchildson, Victor Burt (Stephanie) grandchildren; Charity, Julian, Kyle, Kayla, Brandon, Leland; granddaughter, Phoebe Casimel, grandchildren, Brittany Gagnon, Felicia and Sheldon Casimel, and great-great-grandson Blaze Schwartz; granddaughter, Rhoda Casimel; daughter, Shirley Burt (Norm) grandchildren; Carman Nutter and Darcy Nutter, daughter, Hazel Burt (Jerry), grandchildren; Roxanne Vanzetta and Ronald Vanzetta Jr., daughter, Fanny Peterson (Lyndon) grandsons, Taylor and Turner, son, Robert Burt (Louise) grandchild, Dawn Kaplette, son, Ken Burt (Rose) grandchildren; Dustin Burt, Jessica Burt, great-grandson, Joseph, son, Jack Burt (Sandra) granddaughters; Michelle Burt (Grant Mould ), Ashley Burt (Tony Bateson), Chantal Burt (Cody Reid), Brooke Burt(Gussie Leween).


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Puzzle Answers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices



is now accepting bids for a combination contract for

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARILYN GAIL BURROWS, Deceased, Formerly of Burns Lake, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 26th day of April, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Christopher K. Wingham, Solicitor

Rest Area Maintenance and Traffic Control Services.

There will be two contracts, one for the Burns Lake area and one for the Houston area. To be eligible, bidders must have a registered company capable of providing Traffic Control Services as well as Rest Area Maintenance services. To view the particulars of this contract, those interested are invited to pick up tender packages at Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.’s Corporate Office in Burns Lake. Please return bids on or before 10:00am, April 30th/2013. Attention: Steven Gailing - Operations Manager


Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Lakes District Multiuse Facility Expansion Items of Work Bid Pack #1 – Site Work/Formwork/Concrete March 14th Bid Pack #2 – Structural/Framing/Lockup March 28th Bid Pack #3 – Finishes April 8th Specialty Trades: Climbing Wall, Racquetball Court Design/Build, Elevator



The Village Of Burns Lake c/o Venture Pacific Construction Management Ltd. is seeking Trade Contractor’s interest in the upcoming Tender Call for the items of work noted above. The work is related to the new building addition proposed for the Lakes District Multiuse Facility. Please email or fax your company information to Venture Pacific Construction Management to be included in the tender call. Email: Fax: 604-888-3023 The tender package for Bid Pack #2 is scheduled to be made available on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Project Attention: Chris Cochand Coordinator: Venture Pacific Const. Mgmt. Ltd. c/o #505 – 8840 - 210 Street, Langley, BC V1M 2Y2 Tel: (604) 888-3005 • Cel: (604) 366-5955 Email:



The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

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Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

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B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

Phone: (250) 692-4353

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Notice of Nominations

On average it costs a person $56.00 to drive to Prince George and back. Save your gas money -

Public Notice is given to the electors of The Village of Burns Lake that nominations for the office of Councillor – One (1) for a one and a half year term (June 1, 2013, to December 1, 2014), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:


Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave 9:00 am Tuesday April 16th, 2013 to 4:00 pm Friday April 26th, 2013 (Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends) Nomination documents are available at the Village of Burns Lake Office (#15 3rd Ave) during regular office hours (8am-4pm) Qualifications for Office A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • • • •

Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Sheryl Worthing, Chief Election Officer [250-692-7587] Cameron Hart, Deputy Chief Election Officer [250-692-7587] Notice No. 3-1

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BaBy Back RiBs Slow cooked back ribs in our own herbs & spices, served with rice & veggies.

Pasta Tuesdays

Lakes District News

Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN NITE and Fridays are always PRIME RIB NITE

Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine ~ Hard liquor at liquor store prices ~ Open until 11:00 pm everyday

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

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Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067

Burns Lake pool society still at work WALTER STRONG The Burns Lake Pool Society heard fresh support for its goal of someday swimming laps in a Burns Lake municipal pool, even if it was simply an above-ground, summer-use-only pool for now. The pool society has been working since 1996 to bring a pool to Burns Lake. Since then, the non-profit society has collected just over $50,000 in funds as well as architectural drawings and a 1996 budget. On March 20, 2013, Martina Zechendorf, the society’s president, chaired the annual general meeting at the Immaculata parish hall. Approximately 16 people attended. The agenda for the evening was to consider current and future prospects for a pool in Burns Lake, and what to do with the money they have collected in light of those prospects. With the recent referendum approval - on the second try - of Regional District of Bulkley Nechako tax increases within area B, and part of area E, to support the expansion and maintenance of the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena in Burns Lake, the general feeling at the AGM was that there wouldn’t be much appetite for discussions surrounding another tax increase to support the construction and maintenance of a pool facility. Despite the short-term unlikelihood of a new pool, the society has the option of bringing in Vanderhoof’s old portable, above-ground pool. The biggest problem with that option is finding a place to set it up. “We ran into very many dead-ends

for a place to put the pool,” said Zechendorf. She said that the society could afford the costs related to bringing in and setting up the pool, but without a place to set it up, the option is moot. The main question on the table last Wednesday was whether or not to keep the money available to support the long-term goal of a pool facility in Burns Lake, or to invest it and receive a better return on the capital for an indeterminate future time when a pool facility might become feasible. New members of the society spoke strongly on the need for a pool in Burns Lake - even if only an outdoor summer-use pool - for youth swimming lessons and to get area residents accustomed to the benefits of having a public swimming pool right in town. A proposal to consider loaning the money to the Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society, which is in the process of securing complete financing for its proposed medical clinic, was considered and rejected as possibly tying up the money for too long. Instead, $45,000 of pool society funds will be placed into a one year, higher interest, savings account, with the balance being kept in reserve in case the society needs to move quickly on an opportunity. For example, if the society moves ahead with the option of inheriting, free of charge, the Vanderhoof portable pool, there would be transportation and possible repair costs involved. Zechendorf was re-elected president of the Burns Lake Pool Society. New and old members of the society were also elected to various board positions.

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BURNS LAKE BAND IN TURMOIL A sign posted out front of the Gathering Place at the Burns Lake Band offices in Burns Lake on March 25, 2013. A large group of on-reserve band members and elders shut down the band offices as part of a long-standing grievance with current band leadership. More to follow. Walter Strong photo

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Burns Lake Lakes District News, March 27, 2013  

March 27, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

Burns Lake Lakes District News, March 27, 2013  

March 27, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News