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By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Town of Smithers residents and businesses will see a 1.92 per cent increase in their 2013 municipal taxes. For the average Smithers homeowner, this will amount to an increase of about $27 in their combined municipal taxes, while an average business owner will notice an increase of about $77 over their 2012 municipal tax bill. The tax revenue requirements are determined when council decides on their capital and operational priorities for the coming year. “At the end of the day, the resulting tax rates for the town become a product of the decisions council has made, which include municipal tax revenue requirements and allocation of the tax revenue amongst the assessment classes,” Town of Smithers Director of Finance Leslie Ford said. Once it is known how much tax revenue is required to pay for

ongoing levels of services and new initiatives, rates are calculated based on assessment values and how much revenue is to be collected from each of the six assessment classes -– residential, utility, heavy industrial, light industrial, business and not-for-profit. Council adjusted the tax share in 2013 by slightly increasing what the residential class pays while reducing the share the business class pays. “We felt it was a balanced approach and it was the most equitable in terms of distributing the tax increase over the classes,” Bachrach said. “Essentially, the changes in tax share are very modest compared to last year.” In the 2013 budget, council approved a $19.7 million financial plan, with an operating budget of $10.8 million and a capital plan budget of $8.9 million. The Town of Smithers also collects taxes on behalf of other organizations such as the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and School taxes. The 2013 Town of Smithers budget is expected to be adopted by May 14.

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By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

B.C. Premier Christy Clark put smiles on a bunch of faces at Northwest Community College campus in Terrace last Thursday as she announced the provincial government was investing $465,000 for training opportunities in northwest B.C. through NWCC. “The most positive thing we can do to ensure continued prosperity in the northwest is to make sure our training opportunities match industry

needs,” Premier Clark said in a press release. Of the total, $150,000 is making its way to the School of Exploration and Mining at the NWCC campus in Smithers. “We’re delighted by the funding announced for NWCC,” Tlell Glover, Project Administrator with the SEM, said. In addition to supporting NWCC students and their communities, NWCC President Denise Henning also viewed the funding as an investment in the economy of northwest B.C. “These dollars help Northwest Community College ensure northerners are stepping into

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The business climate is the focus of the Town of Smithers Let’s Talk public forum Thursday night. The meeting will focus on how the community as a whole can work together to support existing businesses and attract new business to Smithers, Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. “I think everyone agrees we need to do as much as we can to support local business and create a really positive business environment in Smithers,” Bachrach said. “We don’t have a

monopoly on good ideas.” “What this session is intended to do is to bring together members of the business community to ask the question: ‘What can we be doing as a community that we’re not currently doing to help support and enhance local business opportunities?’” The issue was first brought to the forefront after a letter to the editor, from prominent Smithers businessman Dennis Groves, appeared in the March 6 edition of The Interior News. “It seems that we are doing very little to attract new business and maintain a

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Telkwa projects tax hike, important upgrades By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

It’s still early in the process, but the current budget plan for the Village of Telkwa includes a 1.59 per cent increase in taxes and service fees. The biggest cost increase for residents of Telkwa comes in the form of a transit levy, which sees an increase to $21.10 from $12.30 in 2012. The increase is to cover Telkwa’s share, $6,000 of a new bus purchased by BC Transit for the region. The sewer utility rate increases by 10 per cent, rising to $194.81 from $177.10 in 2012. The transit and sewer utility levies, combined with a one per cent increase in property tax rates to cover inflation, yield a 1.59 per cent tax increase for village property tax owners. Fees for fire and emergency services, the dike system, parcel taxes, water taxes and garbage all remain the same. Planning a municipal budget is not an easy task, Telkwa Councillor Rimas Zitkauskas said. “The most difficult part is establishing priorities and hoping the partners [senior governments] you need to proceed have the same priorities,” he said. Although Telkwa has until May 15 to finalize their budgets, the decisions by senior governments to provide funding for certain budget items are

sometimes not made until later. During the development of the budget, council considers the vision outlined in the Official Community Plan and the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan which have a set of projects to move the community forward. Total revenues for 2013 are projected at $4.213 million, with $2.3 million coming from government grants, $726,254 coming from municipal taxes, $626,826 collected for other governments, $189,212 from reserves and the remainder from various other sources. “That’s great news,” Zitkauskas said. “We’ve managed, through great planning, staff and grant writing, to acquire back in the form of grants, an important amount of the tax money residents and businesses paid out to senior levels of government.” The big ticket items in the budget are the municipal building biomass heating project worth an estimated $644,320, a $284,653 upgrade to the soccer fields and $250,000 worth of upgrades to the interior of the municipal building. Funds for the latter have been applied for through the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Other projects include phase two of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan at a cost of $185,000 and construction of retail rental units in the municipal building at a cost of $70,000,

if long-term leases are secured. Part of Telkwa’s OCP calls for the village to draw $88,000 from its sewer reserve and another $280,000 from Gas Tax Fund transfers it has tucked aside over the past three years. The sewer reserve funds cover the cost of a planned upgrading of the lift station at Eddy Park. “Every spring we get overwhelmed at that lift station because of spring runoff, so we’re going to do work around that to reduce the infiltration of groundwater,” Zitkauskas explained. It is hoped the work at the lift station will eliminate the need to hire a pumper truck to siphon off the excess water. The Gas Tax transfer funds are targeted towards building out the capacity of the concrete water reservoir in Woodland Park by 50 per cent. The additional reservoir capacity is part of a long-term plan, Zitkauskas explained, to make repairs to the current reservoir and eventually add a second reservoir to meet future development needs. The reserves would then see important contributions for several years to bring the total to $1.07 million by 2017. The five-year financial plan also projects the Village of Telkwa to pay down its debt. Under the current plan, the debt, currently sitting at slightly less than $425,000, would be eliminated by 2015.

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Jonathan Dieleman “crazy dirt biking accident,” which left him a paraplegic, unable to continue with his physically-demanding job. Dieleman is in favour of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, he said. “I believe the material at the tar sands will be moved no matter and if the pipeline’s not put in it will be moved by rail or road and I think the pipeline is the safest way to move it,” he said, adding he believes it will help the economy by bringing

more well-paying jobs to the region. The Conservative Party, if in power, would remove the Carbon Tax, Dieleman said, as it has failed to live up to its original objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is unfair to those who live in the north. Dieleman is active with 4-H and the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association. “This is definitely a learning experience for me,” Dieleman said. “I’m here to listen to people in the area and be the type of person that would stand up in Victoria and vote for the people of Stikine, even if it’s against Conservative policy.” Dieleman joins incumbent NDP MLA Doug Donaldson and Liberal Sharon Hartwell as declared candidates in the Stikine riding for the May 14 election. More candidates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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ne look at the e-mail inbox and it’s evident there’s an election on the way. April 16, Writ Day for the 2013 provincial election in British Columbia, is days away and all parties are going full steam ahead. The Liberals send out press releases trumpeting how they are spending money like it wasn’t there’s, while the other parties fire off press releases denouncing the Liberals for one thing or another. Typical politics. But typical politics really doesn’t cut it and the electorate really shouldn’t have to put up with it. Hopefully once the Writ is dropped there will be some serious discussion around health care, education, poverty, employment and the half-dozen or so pipelines proposed to run through northern B.C. As the governing power, the Liberals have taken their fair share of criticism. That’s normal and in many cases, warranted. Criticism is fine, but during the campaign constructive criticism is more useful to voters. In addition to pointing out a weakness in a political platform or strategy, say for the environment, politicians also need to explain why they think the strategy is misguided and what their presumably better approach is. For example, the New Democratic Part are very fond of the term responsible development and they use it often when pointing the finger at how the Liberals have handled developments in the resource industry. Responsible development sounds, well it sounds responsible, but it also skirts the issue. What are the nuts and bolts of responsible development? Does it mean the government needs to be responsible, the resource companies, or both? How detailed are those responsibilities? More details, less bashing please. Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

Enbridge on the wrong side of trust I finished six intense hours of crossexamining Enbridge/ Northern Gateway panel on their human health risk assessment from oil spills. I was the only intervenor, out of the 221 registered, questioning the risk assessment. I did not represent any organization and did not receive any funding for the enormous amount of work it entailed. The reviewable material was forbidding. Presented late in July 2012, it conveniently escaped the two legal rounds of information requests from

intervenors. However, it became clear that, drowned in pages of tables of toxic references values (TRV) and Cancer Slope Factors (CSF) for chemicals with names impossible to pronounce, there was very little substance to review. Ecological and Human Risk Assessment from oil spills were presented together. Out of 126 references for both, only 12 directly related to human health. Worse, there was no description of what those health effects could be, apart from a vague mention that every single organ of

GUEST VIEW Josette Wier our body could be affected. They omitted to mention burn and asphyxiation from an explosion from the condensate pipeline

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planned to traverse communities like Burns Lake. The word “pregnant” is found only once and foetus exposure ignored. The whole assessment is based on the unreliable TRVs and CSF which do not exist for all the compounds present in the tar sand products planned to be transported. Worse, numbers can vary widely from one year to another, like the CSF value for the very toxic benzene shown at 0.226 in the Enbridge assessment (B80-03, Table 9-6) and 0.0834 by Health Canada in 2012 (table 1, p.20).

Finally the expert, who had problematic credentials I had previously flagged to the JRP, admitted he had listed as his last publication of 1997, an article which was never published and only minutes after having sworn under oath the accuracy of his evidence and resume. The JRP is showing much leniency towards Enbridge. The company is clearly showing it is not worth our trust. Josette Wier is an independent intervenor at the joint review panel hearings on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

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L etters Treaties and residential schools for the better Editor: (re: Compassion and understanding; Letters, Interior News, March 6, 2013). In their letter, Daryl and Dina Hanson stated aboriginal territory was handed over to colonial powers for blankets and guns. This wasn’t quite so simple. The treaties of that day were essentially documents of submission to a superior power whereby aboriginals became wards of the British Crown. One of the treaties I read referred to the aboriginals as, “her Majesty’s Indians.” This was colonial takeover plain and simple but in spite of its negative effects on aboriginal people it had a number of benefits. First of all it extinguished the perpetual killing and cruelty that went on between some of the First Nations. History supplies us with graphic examples of intertribal warfare. Also the colonial takeover transferred North American aboriginals from a stone culture to a much more sophisticated culture and civilization. The process of this transfer witnessed some hardships and injustices but all in all when compared to similar takeovers in other parts of the world, the Canadian version was very humane. The big problem

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was the huge gap between aboriginals and the white man both culturally and intellectually. Many years passed and the gap didn’t decrease significantly. Differences in language and culture kept people apart and, as far as I can see, the Canadian government devised the residential school system to bridge this gap. It would give aboriginals not only basic academic knowledge but also provide them with simple skills necessary for smooth functioning in Canadian society. Mr. & Mrs. Hanson’s comment that aboriginal children were forced into servitude and abused psychologically, physically and sexually is nonsense. It is true there were isolated cases of various mistreatment, as there were in the public education system outside of the residential schools, but these were exceptions and not the norm. I would like to draw Mr. & Mrs. Hanson’s attention to a book written by Dorothy McIvor, a granddaughter of Princess Elizabeth Deeks of the Tsimskean tribe called Coqualeetza. Ms. McIvor attended the Coqualeetza residential school of

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some 200 students in Chilliwack, BC. She describes with great detail the good, kind treatment the students received from dedicated teachers and the wealth of knowledge she gained. She indicated there was no physical, sexual or psychological abuse when she attended the school. At the end of the book she listed a good number of students of Coqualeetza who became clergymen, senators, Rhode Scholars and other leaders of Canadian society. Igor Steciw Smithers

Change is needed Editor: It’s time to change the political situation in this province. When politicians are forced to vote along party lines it can result in some very poor decisions being made. Just look at what is happening in the United States. A country that was once the leading economic force in the world is now teetering on the brink of bankruptcy due to voting along party lines. We need more independent-thinking people elected to government. That way they can

support good ideas no matter what party brings them forward and reject the bad ones. If there were enough independents elected to government to hold the balance of power it would result in good common sense government. It is obvious to me that the present situation is not working. To move from right to left every few years is just not resulting in the good stable situation that is so critical for companies that want to invest in this province. Electing a good number of common sense, independent thinking people to government would result in a more stable situation as it would help to prevent major policy swings that can be very bad for the economy. Brian Mould Kitwanga

Rules for dog park Editor: (re: Be careful with dog park; Letters, Interior News, March 27, 2013). Laura Bolster’s concerns are valid. We’ve done extensive research and feel a dog park can be a success if dog owners are trained and educated. Most, if not all,

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YOUR POINT O F V IEW problems at a dog park are caused by negligent owners who can’t or don’t control their dogs or children. The Barkpark volunteers are dedicated to upholding the safety and cleanliness of the park. In our research we noted many dog parks were community policed. Our volunteers will be clearly noticeable with volunteer badges, they will be proficient in handling their own dogs and educated in dog behaviour. Here are 10 tips for Dog Park safety (Google this title for a more detailed list) 1. Check the park before your dog’s first trip. Familiarize yourself. 2. Keep your dog current on vaccinations and flea/ tick treatments. 3. Train your dog. Your dog must be able to come when called. 4. Toys, treats and tots are not recommended for a dog park.  Tots in the park should be by their parents side strictly supervised. 5. Avoid peak times, go when it’s quiet. 6. Observe behaviour of other dogs. Don”t go in if you feel wary. 7.Watch your dog vigilantly. 8. Know the difference between dogs playing and fighting.  9. Don’t jump into a dog fight. 10. Be flexible about the time you spend at the park. Leave if you feel wary. Jessy Taggart Smithers Barkpark Volunteer

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Markert dominates at Shred the North By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Seventeenyear-old Brandon Markert continued his snowboard cross dominance on Sunday, claiming the top spot in the final Shred the North race of the year in the Mens 19 to 30-yearold category. “The course was riding fast today,” Markert said. “My goggles were super foggy and I raced two of the three races with minimal visibility. “It was a great day and I was up against some top-quality riders.” The Shred the North series included events at Powder King, Shames Mountain and Hudson Bay Mountain. Markert won first in the race at Powder King in his age category and in the Shames Mountain event, in the mens division.

The Shred the North races feature both snowboard and ski cross events. Seventy competitors, from Mackenzie, Prince George, Burns Lake, Smithers and Terrace took part in the competition. The youngest competitor was four-year-old Luca Wille-Stokes and his grandmother Norma, was the oldest at 50. This was the first time the event was held in Smithers and was a partnership between Rayz Boardshop and the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club. Markert’s dominance of the race series is his latest in what has been a very successful snowboard cross season. After accumulating enough International Ski Federation (FIS) points during the season, Markert earned a place at the Canadian Snowboard Cross Championships at Big White on March 29.

Brandon Markert, fresh off a trip to snowboard cross nationals, carves around a corner during the final Shred the North race of the year on Hudson Bay Mountain Sunday.

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All Aboard! Celebrate the first train through Smithers As part of the 2013 Centennial, MLA Doug Donaldson and the BV Museum invite you to come commemorate the first train to steam through Smithers in 1914. Enjoy refreshments, displays and door prizes, including a return trip for two to Prince Rupert on VIA Rail!

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Markert shreds north Young rider looks to 2015 From SHRED on A9 “The reason I chose snowboard cross over a slope style event is there are no judges,” he said. “It’s the guy, who on that day, is the fastest.” In his first experience on the national stage, Markert placed 27th in the Junior Male category and 37th in the Senior Mens

division. “I was proud of both of my results,” Markert said, adding his parents, coaches and sponsors, Dawn 2 Dusk, have been vital to his snowboard cross success. “I wasn’t really going into this with the highest hopes. “I went into it as a measuring stick race, a learning experience.”

Looking ahead, Markert is aiming to qualify for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, and is keeping his sights set for his ultimate goal: qualifying for the 2018 Olympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. For full Shred the North results, see www.interior-news. com.

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Saltos impress at provincials Edwards, Newberry find podium By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The hard work being put in at the gym by members of the Smithers Saltos gymnastics club is paying off. Last weekend, Meghan Newberry finished second overall and Isabelle Edwards was third at the provincial championships in Prince George. Newberry placed second on beam and third on floor in the P2 Tyro category on her way to the silver medal. “Meghan has been gearing up to provincial championships with other great results this season so far,” Saltos head coach Alana Jensen said. “Meghan is a very natural gymnast and has a beautiful style of performance.” Edwards finished first on floor, fourth on beam, fifth on vault and seventh on bars to capture the bronze in

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P2 Open. “Isabel has been working very hard and was hoping for great results at provincials,” Jensen said. “She has really improved her bars which helped her overall score greatly.” The club’s results are a testament to the attention the club members have been paying to the small details, Jensen said. “All of the gymnasts performed really well,” she said. “We’ve been

working on the finer details, trying to remove all areas of large deductions from their routines.” Also competing at provincials was Abby Stavast, in P2 Argo, who finished eighth overall, Tara Kerr placed ninth overall in P2 Tyro, Nadia Maskieiwch finished sixth overall in P2 Open and Haley Allen finished fifth overall. P3 Novice Pyper Burns was fourth on beam and eighth on floor and Grace

Allen, competing in P5 Novice, finished seventh on beam and eighth on floor. In Level 3 Under 13 Boys, Connor Newberry fiished eighth and Joe Kindrat placed 15th. Next, club members are travelling to Kitimat for a competition April 26-27.

As of April 12, 2013 Alpine Optometry is going to miss Marilyn Chomut. After almost 18 years of employment with Dr. Onstein she has chosen to change her career direction. Dr. Onstein thanks Marilyn for her committed service to the patients of Alpine Optometry and wishes Marilyn all the best in her future position with Central Mountain Air. Tara Freeman will be taking over as clinic manager. Before coming to Smithers, Tara was the clinic manager at the Quesnel Family Optometric Centre.

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The Steve Nash basketball program is teaching Bulkley Valley youth valuable life skills. Besides the obvious benefit of exercise, the kids, ages seven to 17, also learn life-long lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and selfesteem, program volunteers Sherri Morris and Dory Simmonds said. Program participants take part in one practice and one game per week. The focus isn’t solely on winning and losing, Morris said. “It’s equal,” she said. “We’re really big on getting the boys and girls to pass to each other. “It’s about having fun and being a kid.” Since first volunteering with the program about five years ago, Simmonds said former players often come back to help out, something that demonstrates the value of the program. “One of the really

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good things about Steve Nash basketball is some of the kids who played years ago have come back as coaches,” he said. Simmonds and Morris credit Town of Smithers director of recreation, park and culture Andrew Hillaby with fostering the growth of the program over the last five years.

“Andrew has been amazing,” Morris said. “He’s very encouraging to the kids and he puts so much energy into the program.” The last day is May 4, but some age groups still have room for more players. Call Andrew Hillaby at 250-8471600 to register.

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Woods leads skiers at Nationals

Bulkley Valley Cross Country ski team member Kate Woods took home four Top-10 finishes at the Haywood Ski Nationals at the end of March. Woods, competing in the Junior Girls category, placed second in the aggregate standings in her division. Her best results were fifth in the 7.5 km mass start freestyle and seventh in the 5 km interval start freestyle. Seven Bulkley Valley cross country skiers travelled to Whistler for the competition, teaming up with skiers from Prince George and Vanderhoof to create a BC North team totalling 18 athletes. “I have never been prouder of a group of athletes,” head coach Chris Werrell said. “Athletes train all year with Nationals in mind. “They were focused and put forth game-day performances. “The BV Athletes came here well prepared and did an absolutely amazing job!” Hamish Woods and Skyler Recknell, raced against up to 85 fellow juvenile boys in each race. Both had their strongest result in the

7.5km classic technique race, with Woods finishing 52nd and Recknell close behind in 59th place. Michael Wilford, Gabriel Price and Cody Askew, junior boys, also raced in fields of up to 85 skiers. Price had a strong finish in his 10km freestyle technique race, coming in at 24th. Cara McCulloch, skiing for the University of Alaska Anchorage in the open women category. McCulloch faced up to 90 very strong skiers in each race, and landed within the top half of her field in each of her races. During the eight days of racing, conditions were spring-like, with temperatures ranging from -1oC to 12oC., which made for some challenging conditions not only for the skiers but for coaches and technicians trying to get the ski waxing just right. “I think as a group we had a lot of success and learned a lot,” said head coach Chris Werrell. “Waxing conditions were tough and many clubs missed the wax so I feel very fortunate we were able to provide our athletes with great skis and I owe my

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BVCA brings world to Smithers By Percy N. Hébert

grant writing, Ing explained. The BVCA has a simple mandate. “We try to bring in performers and groups people normally don’t get to see, from World music to theatre to contemporary dance. The list of performers to hit the stage in Smithers thanks to the BVCA is quite impressive. The first artist welcomed to Smithers was acclaimed French pianist Marie-Aime Warrot. Other notables include Loreena McKennitt, Leona Boyd, Angela Hewitt, Michael Kaeshammer and Moe Kauffman. The BVCA’s next presentation, Red Chamber, is certainly a testament to their mandate. Red Chamber is a Chinese

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They’ve been at it for more than 50 years and hope to be around for another 50, but without some help from new volunteers the road could be difficult. “We have four really active volunteers, Bulkley Valley Concert Association volunteer Ken Ing said. “Another two or three would be nice because most of us are involved in others organizations.” Volunteers play a variety of roles in the association, including helping at the performances, arranging accomodations, negotiating contracts and some

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string band renowned for their skill on traditional Chinese stringed instruments. Red Chamber, however, also incorporates other music genres into their performances, including jazz and folk. Also in true BVCA tradition, the last show of the season is Out Innerspace, the contemporary dance duo of David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. “They’re two of the most exciting dancers in British Columbia,” Ing said. Persons interested in lending the BVCA a hand can email bvconcertassociation@gmail.com. Tickets for Red Chamber are $25 adults, $20 seniors and $16 students.

The Bulkley Valley Concert Association has introduced Smithers to a wide-variety of artists, from the Pacific Ballet Theatre, top left and Red Chamber, above. Contributed and mei-han.com photos

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To list your nonprofit coming events please drop off your listing at The Interior News, 3764 Broadway Ave., fax us at 250-847-2995, or email laura@interior-news.com. Deadline for submissions is Fridays at noon. Maximum 25 words. Limited space is available. We regret we cannot accept items over the phone.

Story Time at the Library: Six weeks of stories, songs and rhymes for your 3 to 5 year old. Wednesdays, April 10 to May 15, 10-11 a.m. Please register for this free program. 250-847-3043 or email contact@ smitherslibrary.ca. Youth Book Club: We will explore CS Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew. Pizza served. Three Friday evenings April 12, 19 & May 3, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Library. No need to register, just drop in. 250-8473043 or email contact@smitherslibrary.ca Tigers, Temples and the Taj Mahal 2012 Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. at NWCC. BV Naturalists talk and slide show by Rosemary Fox. A visit to some of Northern India’s National Parks and Historic Sites. Smithers Art Gallery April Exhibition Opening Reception April 12, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday– Saturday, 12pm–4pm. www.smithersart.org, info@ smithersart.org, 847-3898. Drawing workshop with Joanne Madeley, Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Smithers Art Gallery. Registration required.

Karaoke at Round Lake Hall Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation and snacks to share welcome. Refreshments served and courtesy drivers available. BV Farmers Market is indoors, April 13 & 27. Join us in St. Joe’s School gymnasium, 9 to noon. Beginning May 11 in the Central Park Building Parking Lot every Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Dmitri Cody, dmitricody@gmail.com BV Backpackers Mt McKendrick Tour Sunday, April 14. Meet at Safeway 8:30 a.m. Phone Jim Easterday 250-847-4802 for details and to register your attendance. Moderate, 5-7 hrs, bring snowshoes. BVFMS presents Michael Jerome Browne at The Old Church 1st Ave. & King, April 20, 7 p.m. Long recognized as a musician’s musician and a master of traditional American roots styles. BV Backpackers S. Hudson Bay Range Tour Sunday, April 21. Meet at Ray Chipeniuk’s home 9:30 a.m. Phone Ray 250-847-5758 for details and to register your attendance. Moderate, 5-7 hrs.


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Power in simplicity By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

Smithers is the one of the last places you would look to find someone with two Grammy Awards and two Juno Awards under their belt, but that is exactly where you’ll find Alexis Puentes, or as the rest of the world knows him, Alex Cuba. Although life has worked out quite well for Alex since he arrived in Smithers back in 2003, he admits the transition from Victoria to Smithers carried a bit of apprehension. “I wasn’t sure what was going to be there for me,” Alex said sitting at his kitchen table as family life ran it’s course around us. “It took me awhile to get comfortable.” Alex admits the early days in Smithers were a challenge, he even shaved off his trademark afro to try and fit in. “It wasn’t Smithers hair,” Alex thought at the time. But, thanks to the support of wife Sarah and the rest of the Goodacre family, Alex settled in to his new life and forged ahead with his career, setting the bass guitar aside and focusing on his guitar and songwriting. Today Alex is quite content with life in Smithers on several levels. The slower pace of life is a bonus, he said, allowing more time to be with his family rather than having to spend hours in traffic to get the simplest of tasks done. Musically, Alex credits living in Canada and Smithers with providing him a Alexis Puentes, aka Alex Cuba, holds one of his Grammy Awards sitting on the sofa where he fresh perspective on his records The White Sofa Sessions, which he loads to the web once a week. music and his approach to Percy N. Hébert photo

songwriting. “I have to play beyond the language, break through the language barrier,” Alex said of his songs performed mostly in Spanish. “A good song is a good song.” Living in Canada, Alex said, has also allowed him to shed the weight of the typical big-band approach to latin music, shedding it all for a simple trio. Even though there are just three musicians on stage, the sound produced is full, rich and powerful. “That is the biggest lesson, the biggest inspiration Canada has given me,” Alex said. Alex is up for another Juno at this year’s awards ceremony, April 21 in Regina, SK. Alex’s latest CD, Ruido en el Sistema is nominated in the World Music Album of the Year category. Although it would be his third Juno, Alex said this one would be extra special because of the community of people involved in putting the CD together. Local graphic designer, Facundo Gastiazoro, designed the CD cover which includes a series of portraits of Alex produced by Smithers secondary school students in Perry Rath’s art class. “All of this makes the nomination more special,” Alex said. “A lot of people will be winning with me.” Although he has his fair share of awards, Alex admitted each is special. “I don’t do it [write songs] for the awards, but it does make me feel like I’m doing the right thing,” he said. Despite the success of his career and the accolades from his peers, Alex admits there is still one concert that makes him nervous. “The hardest show is the home show,” he said. “You have family and friends, everyone knows you.” Nervous or not, Alex said he had something special in store for local fans when he hits the stage Friday April 12, at the Della Herman theatre. Joining Alex for a few songs, will be seven string players. The notion to have string players join him on stage, came following an experience he had with the symphony orchestra in London, ON. The symphony had some of Alex’s songs scored for them and asked him to join them on stage. “It went well, it opened a new door for me,” he said, adding by the second concert the musicians were wearing Alex Cuba t-shirts. Alex said he is planning on doing a full album with orchestration, perhaps in 2015.

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The lovely spring weather has stirred people into great activity! If you enjoy karaoke singing, head out to Round Lake Hall Saturday April 13 for a good time. Starts at 7:30 p.m., admission by donation. Information, Dina Hanson 250-846-9214. Paulie Threlkeld will show her stained glass April 17, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Daddios (previously Rob’s Restaurant) a great venue due to the entire window space, perfect to show the 29 stained glass panels. Admission free, the show will stay up until May 18. The Bulkley Valley Ladies Softball Association is hoping to start up a league again this year. Want to put in a team or join a team, Deb Brown at 250846-9108. At the Smithers Public Library: Story

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Time at the Library, 6 weeks of stories, songs, rhymes for three to five-year olds. Wednesdays 10 – 11 a.m. starting April 10. Youth Book Club, explore C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew. Join in lively discussion, activities and Meg’s fabulous pizza. Three Friday evenings starting April 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Register for Story Time, 250-847-3043.

For the Youth Book Club just drop in. The Smithers Art Gallery’s April exhibition is a group show featuring Black & White Hudson Bay Mountain by Curtis Cunningham (photography), A Shiver of a Hint by Joanne Madeley (printmaking & drawing), and Sea Change by Sita Then (sculpture). The exhibition runs April 9 – May 4, 2013. Opening reception: Friday April 12, 7 – 9 p.m., admission free. Information: Niki Cherewyk, Exhibition Coordinator: nikicherewyk@ hotmail.com. Drawing workshop with Joanne Madeley, Saturday April 13, 10 a.m.– 12 p.m., at the Art Gallery. Explore basic drawing techniques, learn how to draw what you see instead of what you think you see. 

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Topics include blind contour drawing, contour drawing and negative space. Sign up at the Gallery - $10 members/$15 nonmembers. Registration and pre-payment required, spaces are limited. Sport Leadership Playground to Podium: for coaches and recreation practitioners. Keynote speaker David Freeze. Early Bird Registration before April 12. Don’t forget to pick your year so you can participate in the 100 Years/100 Artists, a special community centennial exhibition. You have until July 2 which is coming fast. Pick a year, create a work of art

representing that year. Use any medium, no constraints on what or how you choose to show your year. You could even write a poem. More information Poppy Dubar, Fundraising Events Chair, 250-847-3550, pdubar45@yahoo. com. David McKenzie is coordinating the Smithers Centennial 2013 booth at the Trade Expo, April 25 - 27. He needs some volunteers who could help with the booth, email mdmckenzie@ citywest.ca. Closing with: The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world. Bertie Charles Forbes.

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

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The Watson family name is all but synonymous with Smithers’ early beginnings. Watson’s Landing subdivision was once a busy family homestead for the Watson family with skating get-togethers on Lake Kathlyn (it’s no wonder Joe and Jimmy Watson became hockey legends) and a popular family restaurant on the property owned by John Wilfred Watson, or “Wilf.” Rachel Lund, a graduating high school student, recalls her Grandpa Wilf well. “I remember sitting in Grandpa’s old Dodge truck; it had a wonderful smell of peppermints. We sat together listening to the chickadees call. I’ve never known a more loving or caring man – you could see it in his face.” Rachel’s mother Colleen has a chest of Watson memorabilia. Rachel’s favorite items include one of Grandpa Wilf’s calendars from 1939. Grandpa Watson was also the wedding photographer for family and friends. Rachel enjoys looking through the pictures; a “memory of a memory.” Colleen’s grandmother was one of the first teachers in the Hazeltons and her grandfather opened the Watsons’ Store on Main Street which operated from the 1920’s to the 1040’s. There’s a historical recreation of the Watson’s Store at the Bulkley Valley Museum. “I love going to the museum,” says Rachel. “It’s like looking at part of my family heritage.” Grandpa Wilf would have loved the museum. He handwrote his biography, “Home Brew and Other Sports,” which the family still has in its 3-ring binder. “He always had a passion for literature and writing,” says Rachel. His inspiration is taking Rachel to TESL courses in the fall in preparation to teach English. “I want to travel as far and wide as I possibly can and then come back to raise a family here.” Celebrate your heritage! Visit Smithers2013.com, and register for Homecoming week (there’s a prize!). Let’s Celebrate Smithers! I’ve registered, have you?


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ere I am again. Now before I do all the reports I have to tell you my crow stories for the day. First of all where do they all come from? At first light they start, must be discussing the ins and out of the mating season. All well and good. As you know I most often have a rescued crow in a large outdoor pen. Old Eddy, now 20-years-old, has his own private pen. Rocco who will be released soon lives with a very old silver pheasant and a threelegged bunny. Today two extra crows got in the big pen with Rocco. Hard to tell one crow from another. After a few choice words I had caught the two crows and released them. Next I see a crow chasing one of the rabbits. More choice words, I tell you I had better clean up my act. Had a nice chat today from a reader from Kitimat, she had seen a magpie around Tyhee lake. Nice of her to call. I had two reports of the red-tailed hawk, one from Max of Smithers and the other from Cindy of Dawson Creek.  Lorna from Fort Nelson said she doesn’t have any redpolls left but now has a bunch of siskins. Here’s a good one for you. While sitting at the Midway Coffee shop in Telkwa everyone present was pleased to see a few tree swallows.

FOR THE BIRDS Brenda Mallory

Is that a bit early? Mountain bluebirds are back in a large numbers and Lloyd told me he saw them taking nesting material into their boxes. Lots of geese and swans flying over now. Someone said they thought the sandhill cranes were around as well. I have not seen or heard them. Do call me when you have a for sure sighting, that means the northeast readers as well. Carmen in Fort

Nelson thinks she has a purple finch at her feeder. You are right Carmen the bird is pink not purple, they like niger seed if you have some on hand. What is that one whistle sound? If you are hearing it during the day it is probably a varied thrush. The saw-whet owl makes a sound like that but it happens later and the one note whistle is shorter, closer together. The thrush makes a longer sound. Tina says she still sees a short-eared owl at Pink Mountain in the northeast. If bird watching is your thing now is the time to get out and about, lots of things will happen soon. By the way, I’m not sure what the rush it to get to Smithers. Too many deer get smucked on our highway. I understand it is tough for big trucks to stop on a dime, I do wonder if maybe just slowing down a bit

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TO ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013 Bulkley Valley Community Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation provides scholarships and bursaries for 2013 graduating students who attend high school in Smithers, Houston and Hazelton. Applications are accepted from March 15 to May 15, 2013. Scholarships and bursaries are awarded to qualifying students in each of these communities. The application forms and information may be obtained from your teacher or counsellor. The information package and application form is also available on our website www.bvcf.ca For further information contact: Ms. Geri Britton, Executive Director BV Community Foundation Box 4584, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 PH: 250-847-3310 Email: bvfoundation@bulkley.net Houston : Tanya Amonson 250-845-7838 The Hazeltons : Pauline Gomez 250-847-7515

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Question: What are the rules for the apprentice vehicle mechanics tools deduction? Answer: Qualifying individuals are allowed to deduct the cost of new tools, exceeding the greater of, $500 plus the Canada Employment Amount claimed and 5% of their apprenticeship income. The deduction is available to employee apprentices registered in a federal, provincial or territorial program leading to certification as a vehicle mechanic, for tool costs certified by the employer as having been incurred as a condition of the apprenticeship. NOTE: Apprentice vehicle mechanics may also be eligible to claim the tradesperson’s tools deduction. Todd Larson & Associates Certified General Accountants 3896 Second Avenue Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 Todd Larson, CGA Building Tomorrow Phone: 250-847-3939 Fax: 250-847-2969

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Smithers’ amazing talent pool was on display Saturday night at the Della Herman Theatre at the Divas and Friends music and performance evening. The event is one of the main fundraisers for the Smithers Art Gallery and featured music, theatre and dance. Top left: headliners Boys in the Bush perform One Hand on the Radio. Grace Hols sings a duet of lo t’abbraccio with Elaine Edmison. Ilan Farkvam, backed by Madeline Lough, sings I Got Sun in the Morning and the Winkledinks, Jake Miller, Ivy Watson, Jen Hutter and Teo Saefkow perform Eating Disorder.

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April 13 The Bulkley Valley Concert Association hosts Red Chamber an evening of Oriental music with a twist. In addition to ttraditional music, the string ensemble put their touch on different genres of music. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $16 for youth, are available at Mountain Eagle Books.

SING SMITHERS Registration is on now for the 4th biennial Festival of Voices. The choir festival, which runs April 19 to 21, will be comprised of a mass choir rehearsal and performance and a dayand-a-half of singing workshops with Vancouver clincians Brian Tate, Karla Mundy and Dawn Pemberton. Registration deadline is April 15. Go to www.singsmithers.com for more information.

BROWNE SET FOR OLD CHURCH Students at Smithers secondary school held their annual Fashion and Food night in the rotunda at SSS, displaying their sewing and design talents and their culinary talents.Top right, Maddy Blabey, left and Kendra Nicholsen enjoyed the cupcakes, while models hit the runway.

Roots and blues musician, Michael Jerome Browne hits the stage at The Old Church, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Browne is a past winner of the Maple Blues Acoustic Artist of the Year. Tickets $18, $15 BVFMS members, $9 youth, available at Mountain Eagle Books.

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A long-time medicine man, David Blacksmith, returned to Kitwanga last weekend to conduct two ceremonies and spark a return to traditional forms of healing in the region. The events took place at a Gitxsan healing centre called Wilps Si’satxw, a Gitxsan word meaning house of purification. Darlene Green, Wilps Si’satxw executive director, took part in both ceremonies. “It was good to have David here to show our people what remains of the old ways,” Green said. “He believes there’s a powerful medicine person in our area and comes back to hopefully awaken them.” Blacksmith, who is Cree, is sought after across Canada

and visits communities to conduct a ceremony only he and six others can conduct. Yuwipi, a Lakota word meaning ‘they tie him up’, is a ceremony occurring in complete darkness after the healer has their hands tied, is wrapped in a blanket and bound in rope from head to foot. Before the tie up, individuals can approach the healer with offerings and questions about themselves or to be put to deceased family members. “Sometimes family members find me and give me messages,” Blacksmith said. During the ceremony Blacksmith also receives messages from the woman who created the ceremony and she speaks through him during the ceremony, as do other spirits. Rattles full of flint erupt like mini fireworks throughout

the ceremony and can be seen flitting across the ceiling, which in this case was nearly 6 metres high. Blacksmith is accompanied by two helpers, Roger, who sings and drums and Perry, who translates the Cree voices that come through Blacksmith. More than 30 people attended the Yuwipi ceremony and about half brought offerings of tobacco to have questions answered. Blacksmith let everyone know that some questions would not be answered during the ceremony, but would come in a dream. No deceased relatives were permitted to enter the space, Blacksmith said. “There’s too many for me to let them all in,” he informed the crowd after the ceremony was done. See YUWIPI on p. B2

Graham Sampson, Wilps Si’satxw counseller, prepares for the sweat lodge last Sunday, which was led by Cree medicine Man David Blacksmith. During the sweat Blacksmith performed a healing on, Melanie Smoke, who suffers from pancreatic cancer.

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Sweat lodge sessions hold hope YUWIPI from B1 The problem was a number of people recently passed away which was compounded by those who had taken their own lives. “Those people are trapped between this world and the spirit world,” Blacksmith said. “Only one ceremony I know of can help them find their way.” He was referring to the sundance, which is a practice coming back to traditional usage.

Blacksmith intends to have a sundance with more than 400 dancers in 2014. “That kind of ceremony hasn’t been done since the days of Sitting Bull.” “I believe that ceremony will break the hold suicide has on our people.” Sunday, a healing sweat lodge was held to help a local woman, Melanie Smoke, rid herself of pancreatic cancer. Blacksmith acknowledges his methods aren’t guaranteed. “I’ve doctored nearly 400

people and only lost about 40,” he said. “But those people were already too far along.” “The heat in the sweat lodge activates the white blood cells in the body and the prayers provide support and healing energy for the individual.” Nearly 20 people were in the lodge praying for Smoke. Normally, Blacksmith takes four days to conduct a healing sweat, but time was short and two rounds of heat were all he could supply.

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Workshop set to plant seed By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Bulkley Canyon Ranch is set to host an agroforestry workshop on how to make a garden in the forest and other aspects of food production. Laurie Gallant and Bill Crosson, owners of the ranch, are relative newcomers to the Hazelton area. The couple hopes to help educate interested people to enable a diet more suited to the local ecosystem. “This is completely about permaculture,” Gallant said. Permaculture is a philosophy wherein plants are situated for maximum food production without interfering with the local ecosystem. Agroforestry is a branch of permaculture where layers of plants are planted to avoid the onset of soil depletion, which is a common occurrence in conventional agriculture, Gallant said. Gregoire Lamoureaux, one of the most experienced permaculture practitioners in Canada, is leading the agroforestry workshop. Lamoureaux has taught permaculture since 1991 and

teaches currently at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. “I’ve been at this for a long time,” Lamoureaux said, who grew up on a farm in Quebec and found a mono-culture food farm wasn’t using the land to maximum effect. After moving to the Okanagan he found fruit farms were more to his liking, but he wanted to push the envelope further. “The chemicals used on most big orchards wasn’t for me,” Lamoureaux said. “I found out about permaculture designing in the 80s and agroforestry just made sense to me. “The power of a diverse ecosystem towered over any mono-culture farm.” Agroforestry’s diversity, which can include nut and fruit bearing trees, plus low lying food plants, is much more resilient, Lamoureaux said. “As humans we tend to simplify an ecosystem so we can control it,” he said. “But that simplicity, if invaded by the wrong insect can be wiped out easily.” Previously he would do twoweek permaculture engineering courses, but now only has time to do a condensed version. “Interest has grown extensively over the last few

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years across Canada,” he said. Lamoureaux is excited to share his expertise in northwestern B.C., but has to make sure he tailors his workshop to the local climate. “There are certain changes occurring to our planet that need to be taken into account,” he said. “A late frost is much more likely these days, so diversity becomes even more important.” A properly planned and maintained agroforestry plot will produce food within three to five years, Gallant said. This is the second workshop hosted at the ranch. The first was a herbal medicine tutorial led by Beverley Gray. “That was our pilot project,” Gallant said. “Now we kind of know what we’re doing and are lining up future workshops.” “We certainly have a vision,” Gallant said. “We’re making our careers out of living here, which is probably different than what other people wanted to do.” The workshop runs from April 26 to 28. For more information visit bulkleycanyonranch.org or Lamoureuax’s site, www3. telus.net/permaculture.

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AL-ANON Phone Jean at 250-847-3749 or Lori at 250-847-3884. Meetings 7 p.m. Thursdays at Smithers United Church, corner of Queen St. and 8th Ave. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Local Calls: 250-643-0794 Toll-free: 1-877-644-2266 SMITHERS MEETINGS: Sun., 7 p.m. Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave.; Mon., 12 noon Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave., Main Floor Conf. Rm.; Tues., 7 p.m., Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave., Wed., 7 p.m. Evangelical Free Church, corner 15th & Main; Thurs., 12 noon Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave.,Main Floor Conf. Rm.; Thurs., 7 p.m. Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave.; Fri., 7 p.m. Evangelical Free Church, corner 15th & Main; Sat., 7 p.m. BVD Hospital, 3950-8th Ave., Conf. Rm. ARE you pregnant and distressed? Phone Smithers Pro Life 250-847-2475 or 1-800665-0570. Office hours MonWed-Fri 10:30-1:30. Free pregnancy testing, non judgmental lay counseling and adoption information. Narcotics Anonymous Have drugs taken over your life? Do you have a desire to stop using? We can help. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Smithers Friday 12 noon at the Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave., Main Floor Conference Room. 250-847-1726. THE Livestock Pedigree Act forbids selling a dog as purebred if unregistered. It provides fines of up to two months imprisonment for anyone who sells a dog as purebred and does not provide the Canadian Kennel Club registration papers. TOPS MEETING (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) every Monday evening 7 p.m. in the Baptist Church basement, Smithers. Everyone welcome. Call 250-847-9614 or www.tops.org for info.

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Markus (Mark) Kryger was born in Arnemuiden, the Netherlands to Johannes and Antonina Kryger. He was the second oldest of eight children. Mark was predeceased by his parents, brother Jack Kryger and grandson Cass Berarducci. In 1957 at the age of 23 Mark married Jacoba (Connie) Hazenberg in the Netherlands. As for many immigrants Canada was known as the land of milk and honey. At that time the Dutch government was paying immigrants travel costs to move, and because Mark and Connie both had siblings in Canada, it seemed like the perfect place to move to. Forty-seven years ago, on April 1, 1966, Mark and Connie and 3 daughters arrived on Canadian soil and over the course of a few years Mark and Connie were blessed with 2 more daughters. Mark always said he was so blessed to have all these girls in his life. Many people would say, ‘Wow Mark, 5 daughters” and he would reply saying, that by having only girls, he always knew that the sons would come later. Mark was so proud and thankful for his children, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mark and Connie were a team in everything that they did and his love for her was evident right until the end. Mark was generous and compassionate about the many people who influenced his life and the lives of his family. He was ready to help no matter what the job was or what was needed. Mark had a creative approach to situations that other people would consider impossible. He was known to “make it work.” Mark worked hard at a variety of different types of employment such as a farmer, mason, construction, millwright, pilot, carpenter, miner, mechanic, logging industry, handy man and landlord. Once he retired from the work force, Mark enjoyed world traveling, volunteer mission work, fishing and camping, playing cards, visiting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mark was hungry for knowledge, always wanting to learn the latest whether it be technology, learning the stock market, new industries, latest news, politics and medical/ health research. He was active in his faith, church life and supported Christian education. Mark always believed in a healthy active lifestyle. He loved to walk, go to the gym and swim. After a short battle of Mesothelioma (Asbestos Cancer) he passed away with his wife and girls by his side. A Funeral Service was held on April 1st in the Smithers Christian Reformed Church with Pastor Martin Vellekoop officiating. Interment took place in the Smithers Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make donations in Mark’s memory can send them to the Smithers Home and Community Care Pallative Program at c/o PO Box 370, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. “I will enter his gates with thanks giving in my heart, I will enter his courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for he has made me glad.” R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441 condolences@raschraderfuneralhome.com

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Smithers Community Services Association Youth Empowerment Program Alcohol & Drug Counselor Competition # 307 Smithers Community Services Association is seeking a Temporary Part-Time (Minimum 2 days a week for six months) Alcohol & Drug Counselor for the Youth Empowerment Program. The successful applicant will: • Provide counseling services to Youth Participants and mentorship to the Youth Outreach Workers in all four Centres – Houston, Smithers, Moricetown and Hazelton • Work in partnership with Youth Outreach Workers to offer group and one and one support services to youth participants as they progress through the program • Provide support to youth participants to address psychological, alcohol, drug and dependency issues Qualifications: • Baccalaureate degree in Special Education and/or Social Work in related social sciences/psychological sciences/forensic sciences or equivalent training • Minimum 3 years experience working in a counselling capacity with at-risk youth and families • Minimum 2 years experience supervising front-line workers in related situations • Cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness • Clear and diplomatic communication skills, both written and verbal • Capable of working within a multi disciplinary team • Demonstrated experience with a wide array of business communication tools • Must possess or be willing to acquire NVCI, First Aid Level 1 certification • Must possess a valid Class 5 licence Please apply with resume and cover letter stating competition #307 to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 B Railway Ave., Smithers Mail to: Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: general@scsa.ca Closing date: April 19, 2013 Job Description available by request.

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

CARPENTERS AND CARPENTER APPRENTICES PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is seeking Carpenters and Carpenter Apprentices for the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake, B.C. Experiences in commercial concrete formwork systems an asset. We will be seeking a few with OFA2 or OFA3, Skid Steer (Bobcat) and Rough Terrain Forklift (Zoom Boom) tickets with experience. WHMIS, CSTS09 and Fall Protection training an asset. Fax or email your resume to 604 241 5301 or BCInteriorjobs@pcl.com

ENSIGN INTERNATIONAL is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers. If you are interested in attending one of our information sessions to hear more about our global opportunities, call 1888-367-4460 to book into a session near you! FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR –including HR Admin, strategic planning, req’d at Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / Apply to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-9496066 by April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience.

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New Hazelton council meets new pub owners By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

During their regularly scheduled meeting April 1, the District of New Hazelton Council learned the former site of New Hazelton Pub and Hotel is under new ownership. Mike Sawyer led a delegation informing council he acquired the building March 28. “The reason we went to council was to introduce ourselves as the new owners,” Sawyer said. “We outlined what the plans are for the building.” The former pub will become the site of low-income housing and an as yet undetermined business. What is decided is expansion of the current infrastructure. “Phase two will see the back of the lot become more low-income housing.” Council is pleased with the deal. “We were stuck with a pub that was in bad need of repair,” Councillor Pieter Weeber said. “Mr. Sawyer is a sincere fellow and we’re happy to make the sale. “Otherwise, I think it will be the wrecking ball, which would’ve been a shame for such an old building.” The entire vision includes a blend of one and two bedroom apartments, Sawyer said. The main level, where the pub was, will be used for commercial space with the possibility of basement use as well. “We don’t have a clear idea what that’ll be used for,” he said. “Our feasibility study is currently underway.”

Sawyer knows there’s a need for low-income housing because the surrounding community is currently recovering from an economic downturn. But he sees the potential. He also wants to include the community in what ends up in the commercial space. “We encourage people in the Hazeltons to come and let us know what they need,” Sawyer said. “I’m open to hearing from anybody. “Of course we want a reasonable return on investment, but making a positive impact in the community is equally important.” Sawyer is also president of net zero structures ltd., a construction company specializing in energy efficient buildings. “My personal view is that any new building or renovation should be done with an eye for environmental sustainability,” Sawyer said. “Whatever we decide to do there will almost certainly consist of net zero products.” Part of what will ensure the new apartments are low-cost for renters is net zero’s Structurally Insulated Panel technology, a highdensity foam sandwiched between plywood, then secured by a lumber perimeter. The panels are made to suit any structure and can lower heating costs by 60 per cent, according to the net zero website. “It makes sense, for a large building, that may be around for the next sixty years to put the effort in to make it energy efficient,” Sawyer said.

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Ridley Terminals Inc. will be purchasing $50,000 worth of artwork from artists residing in northern BC. Northern BC consists of areas from Prince Rupert, north to the BC/Yukon border, east to the BC/Alberta border, south to Prince George, and west to Haida Gwaii. Email mbryant@rti.ca to get a proposal package. Only submissions following the proposal procedure will be accepted. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. An adjudication committee of qualified people will make the final selection of art to be purchased. Only artists with successful proposals will be notified. All art mediums are accepted and anyone can submit a proposal

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by honey bees. Council decided to research ways to promote local bee farming. Council will inquire into the development of substantial dips in the road near the First Nation’s high school. “There are three, one is from a new storm drain,” Councillor Marshall said. “The other ones were probably not packed down properly before being sealed.” The town’s new website is being constructed and will be launched in May. Updated bios of councillors and town information will be part of the new site. Council hopes to be able to give frequent updates and online access to meeting agendas, financial plans, budget information and minutes. “This will be a place where tourists will be able to visit and see what’s happening in our community,” Tanalee Hesse, interim administrator, said.

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Merchandise for Sale

Livestock

Equestrian

Auctions AUCTION SALE

Kiefer 3 Horse Trailer

7-YEAR-OLD dun mare fully broke. 1 year old gelding, well handled, very people-friendly. Both $1800 or mare $1300, gelding $500 Tara 877 0014

Feed & Hay HAY AND SILAGE FOR SALE, 500 LARGE ROUND BALES $25 PER BALE YOU PICK UP. 250-842-6400 OR 250-842-6487

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. Decker Lake Hall. Large selection of good furniture. Large dining room set, patio furniture, antiques & collectable’s. Limited edition prints. Large commercial freezer. Snowblower, tools, tack, vehicles and equipment.

For more information: Richie at (250) 698-7377 or (250) 698-7351

SALE 1 April 20, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Francois Lake Hall, Francois Lake, B.C. South of Burns Lake @ Intersection of Hwy 35 south & Colleymount Road. ANTIQUES: The sale will have some of the nicest antique furnishings ever offered by us at auction. We have a beautiful selection of large antique furnishings such as: Tables, sete, couch, sideboards, piano stool w/ bear claw feet, end tables, side tables, curio cabinets, grandfather clock, buffet, bedroom suites, dining room suites, marble top satin wood wash stand, antique oak table 6 chairs, buffet & hutch suite, misc. antique dining room chairs and other occasional chairs. This sale will have a beautiful selection of Victorian & Eastlake antiques and other beautiful antique Oak & Mahogany furnishings. ANTIQUE HORSE GEAR: There is a very large selection of antique horse gear that includes sleigh bells, spreaders, scotch tops, bridles, and hames etc. NATIVE & TRADITIONAL ART: Nice selection of native art including hides, drums, face masks, leather art & clothing, moccasins, paddles (exact items will be posted on the website). HOUSE HOLD & MISC COLLECTABLE’S: Very large selection of hockey, baseball & football cards, clocks, lamps, candelabra’s, brass, pewter, wrought iron collectable’s, plate ware, glassware, china & vases, sword, coal oil lamps, very old antique leather horse collectable, violin, banjo. Sale will include a few modern furnishings, deep freeze, fridge & furnishings. ANTIQUE TOOLS & MISC: Antique tools, antique survey transit, large antique brass gold scale in glass cabinet, antique bamboo fly rod. This Sale has a large & excellent selection of antiques & collectable’s. This is a partial listing, so look for future advertising as there are more items & consignments to come. Please view website for pictures of exact items and a list of all of our scheduled auctions. Consignments welcome! If you would like to consign any items contact Mikes Auction. Condition of Sale. Terms: Cash & cheque with identification, sorry no credit cards. Items are as is condition ~ not responsible for accidents. There will be a concession on Site. SALE 2 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & TOOL AUCTION May 25, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Topley Garage, Topley, B.C. Intersection of Hwy 16 & Hwy 118 to Granisle. SALE 3 ANTIQUES, FURNISHINGS & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION June 8th, Saturday @ 10:00 am. George Dawson Motor Inn, Banquet Room, Dawson Creek, B.C. Any question Please Contact:

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction - April 13th @ 11 Spring liquidation of BRAND NEW equipment! From the manufacturer to the auction block! www.KwikAuctions.com 1-800-556-5945 - (Burnaby)

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Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

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Come and check out this new 2,100 sq. ft. open concept home with enclosed garage, four covered outdoor spaces, new appliances, hardwood & tile floors and much more. This flexible layout is great for families or retirees.

Open House 1-3pm Saturday, Apr. 13th $339,900

Real Estate 4951 - Fourth Avenue, Smithers

Dave Barclay 250.847.0365

Adjacent to Smithers Golf course. Well maintained 4 bdrm, 3 bathroom, full basement home. Features include; hardwood Àoors, gas FP, steambath, 12’ X 20’ sundeck and more.

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Real Estate Acreage for Sale

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FREE Chest deep freezer, computer with printer. 4381 Birch Cres. Phone 250-9194321. HOME PHONE Reconnect Toll Free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories. Catalogue. Everyone welcome to shop online at: www.homephonereconnect.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext 400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Heavy Duty Machinery

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Sliding back door, front door, inside movable panel, aluminum construction.

Auctions ANTIQUES, FURNISHINGS & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION

Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694 - 3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: mike@mikesauction.net & Website www.mikesauction.net

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Merchandise for Sale

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1 BDRM, downtown, W/D/DW, fully reno’d, pets allowed, ref’s req’d. Avail. May 1. $650/mth + util. (250)877-3827. SMITHERS, 1 bdrm, clean, quiet, adult building, N/P, N/S, basic cable, ref req, $700 877-6100 WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS ADULT ORIENTED 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites, bachelor No pets, No parties Phone 250-877-0186

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

Cottages / Cabins FURNISHED CABIN ON TYHEE LAKE. Quiet location, scenic view. Satellite TV. Appropriate for single person. N/P, N/S. 250-846-9636.

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LOCATED just off Main St. Smithers, B.C. Avail. April 1. 2800 sq.ft. of useful space. Large garage for machinery, shower, kitchen, alley access, near all amenities. Great for mining, exploration, office use, along with many other business opportunities. 250-8476000 or info@mainerz.ca

SMITHERS reno’d 2 bdrm, Clean unit. Balcony, sep. storage rm. Ref’s req’d. Very quiet bldg. $850/m. (250)847-4453. TELKWA, 2 BDRM bsmt suite, partially furn, living room, kitchen. $750/mth + util. (250)846-5320

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Motorcycles 1982 HONDA Goldwing, $1500, needs minor work, in good shape. (250)877-3673

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37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305 www.rdbn.bc.ca E-MAIL:inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will be considering the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit at a meeting to be held during business hours on Thursday April 18, 2013 in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Board Room, 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. Please contact the Regional District to find out the start time if you plan to attend. Pursuant to Section 921 of the Local Government Act, a Regional District Board may allow temporary uses for a period of three years or less, extendable for up to another three years, through the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit by Board resolution. An application has been made for a Temporary Use Permit for “Lot A, Section 4, Township 4, Range 5, Coast District Plan 11348 except Plan PRP14965�, located on Donaldson Rd, directly across from the SmithersTelkwa Transfer Station, approximately 2 km northwest of the Village of Telkwa. The purpose of the application is to allow a portion of the subject property, marked as “Application Area� on the map below, to be used as a motocross track by the SMXA until October 31, 2013. The application area is a former Regional District waste disposal site and is approximately 8 ha (20 acres) in size. LOCATION MAP

Tenders for the “Centennial Square Landscaping - Contract #2013-21â€? will be received by the Town of Smithers up to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2013. The general scope of work for this contract is to complete phase one landscaping for the Centennial Square legacy project located at 1089 Main Street (vacant lot at the corner of Main Street & Broadway Avenue). Works include, but are not limited to, the supply and installation of the following: • concrete paving stone walkways, • raised concrete planters, • crushed quarry stone, grass (sod), • trees, shrubs and ground cover plantings, topsoil, mulch or base gravels as necessary • water supply, drainage works and irrigation materials. Tender documents are available at the Town Office for a non-refundable charge of $50.00, or electronically on the Town’s website or BC Bid at no charge but with the requirement to register. A pre-tender site meeting will be held at 10:30am on April 22, 2013. The meeting is non-mandatory, but all interested contractors are encouraged to attend. All Tenders must be submitted to the Director of Development Services in an envelope, sealed and clearly marked “TENDER – “Centennial Square Landscaping - Contract #2013-21â€?. Bidders shall sign the Declaration and attach it to the outside of the envelope. Tenders shall be accompanied by a security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Total Tender Price payable to the Town of Smithers. Tenders will be publicly opened at the above stated time in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. All materially compliant Tenders will be examined as to their sufficiency and submitted to Town Council for consideration. The Town of Smithers reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all Tenders or to accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interest of the Town. The Town’s Purchasing Policy shall apply. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted. Questions with regard to the tender documents shall be directed to: Grant Gibson, AScT. Engineering Technologist Town of Smithers, 1027 Aldous Street, P.O. Box 879 Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Phone (250) 847-1600 Fax (250) 847-1601

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At the meeting all persons who deem their interests to be affected by this application will be given an opportunity to be heard or to present a written submission respecting matters contained in the application. Written submissions sent by mail to P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0; by fax to (250) 692-1220; or by e-mail to inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than April 17, 2013 at 4:30 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the meeting.

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A copy of the proposed permit and associated information may be inspected at the office of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako located at 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from April 5, 2013 to April 18, 2013 inclusive. A copy of the proposed permit and associated information will also be made available at the Smithers Public Library. For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 1-800-320-3339 or 250-692-3195.



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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT New Hazelton RCMP responded to a total of 143 calls between March 14 - April 03. March 16, two males were reported to be walking along Hwy 62 and had thrown a beer can at a passing vehicle. Police attended and arrested one male for being intoxicated. The other was found to be breaching release conditions and charges are pending. March 16, several youths entered the

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Gitsegukla school during non supervised hours and took some items. Police located the youths and recovered school property. March 16, police were requested to attend a residence in Gitsegukla for three males fighting in the basement. Two males were arrested and one was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the fight. March 29 - Police were called to attend a

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A motorcycle was stolen and the property was vandalized. Police are seeking information from

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the public. April 1 - A shed behind a residence on Birch Grove in Gitanmaax caught fire while the owner was burning some grass. The fire was extinguished by the Fire Department with minor damage to the shed. April 2 - Police received a complaint of a Toyota 4Runner parked in downtown Hazelton the previous afternoon that had been broken into and had two pairs of sunglasses stolen.

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