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ALL-STUDENT DEBATE HONOURING ‘JACK’ Two communities honour a fallen Smithereen.


Grade 5 and 6 students in Mr. Peter Rhebergen’s Grade 5 and 6 class at Bulkley Valley Christian School held their own all-candidates debate, last Friday. The students fielded questions on a wide range of topics including Enbridge, education and beaver trapping. Left to right: Ivy Bell, Nathan Boone, Ethan Tucker, Joshua Boone, Josh Parker and Chris Bandstra step into their roles to field questions from classmates. Percy N. Hébert photo

Smithers not the friendliest for business Some practices place undue burden on business owners

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The Town of Smithers may claim to be open for business but any dealings Kim Tran has had with the local government suggest otherwise, the developer said. Tran is the man responsible for opening the Sunshine Inn and Estates hotel on Highway 16 in Smithers about four years ago. He has opened similar hotels in Burns Lake and Houston and at the end of April received a variance permit from the City of Terrace council to start construction on a four-storey 90—100

room hotel with more than a dozen condominiums and a restaurant on the top floor. Compared to the welcome he has received from other towns along the Highway 16 corridor, Tran said the Town of Smithers threw up the most beauracratic roadblocks. “Of course there are rules and regulations we need to follow,” Tran said. “But don’t just throw down a big stack of papers and say these are the regulations.” A huge hurdle Tran said he had to overcome while developing the hotel in Smithers was the

“The security deposit is ridiculous.” Kim Tran substantial security deposit he had to come up with for the off-site work that needed to be completed. This amounted to more than $200,000 in additional funds Tran had to raise for the project. In Houston, for example, Tran said he didn’t have to come up with the additional money, instead the town withheld the occupancy permit for the building until the work was complete. “The biggest concern for me, as

a developer, is the security deposit for off-site work,” Tran said. “For a developer, it’s very difficult. “First you round up the money to try to put the project together which is hard enough, then you have to put down a deposit?” Tran said. Adam Cseke, Town of Smithers planner said for commercial developments, they require 110 per cent security deposit for off-site works and in residential developments it is a

120 per cent security deposit for off-site works and 100 per cent security deposit for landscaping. “It’s absolutely standard during development permits to take security,” Cseke explained. “The rationale is if the developers don’t do what they say they’re going to do, then the town can take the money and do it themselves.” Tran said he thinks this policy alone turns developers off from setting up a business in Smithers when they can go down Highway 16 to find a number of communities more welcoming. It would not make sense for him

to leave his projects incomplete, he said. “The security deposit is ridiculous,” Tran said. “Do you think I’m going to spend a couple of million dollars here and not finish the work?” While Tran has raised this concern with the town before, Cseke said they have no plans to revisit the policy at this time. This requirement is enough to make Tran unsure of whether he will develop any more commercial projects in Smithers, he said. “I don’t say I won’t do any commercial business here but it’s not likely I will,” Tran said. See BIZ on p. A5

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Thieves rob pallets, a week’s salary By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

Earnie Harding just doesn’t understand why. Harding, who established the Smithers and Areas Recycling Centre on Tatlow Road 10 years ago, is upset after thieves made away with about 60 pallets. The theft occurred the weekend of May 4, Harding said. The pallets are recovered from local businesses and repaired by employees at the recycling centre. It’s not so much the loss of the pallets that has Harding upset, but rather the fact the pallets, worth about $400, represent about one week’s salary for one of the workers at the recycling centre. “We’re a charitable society and the recycling is an employment base for people with

special needs,” Harding said. “The money goes to the Recycling Society for operation expenses and salaries.” The recycling centre employs seven people who, in addition to refurbishing pallets, also help sort through recyclables, such as #2 plastics and shrink wrap, newsprint, magazines, packaging and cardboard. This is not the first time thieves make off with pallets, Harding said. “We’ve made reports to the police,” he said. “I can see that it’s pretty hard for them to cover everything.” Harding said they try to block access to the pallets, but can’t block access completely. Adding injury to insult, next to the pile of pallets stolen, is a pile of pallets that are too mangled to repair, but those pallets were left behind.

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A field trip to Marshall, MI to view the reclaimed site of a 2010 Enbridge oil spill has only hardened Smithers’ Councillor Bill Goodacre’s resolve that a pipeline has no place in northern B.C. “What really was driven home for me is the way that they cleaned it up could not be done here,” he said. “You can’t go into the wetlands by the Morice River, for example, and excavate it. “They have absolutely no experience working in mountainous terrain.” Marshall is a town of just over 7,000 residents, located about two hours west of Detroit. In July 2010, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured near the town, emptying more than one million gallons of heavy crude into a wetland area and creek leading to the Kalamazoo River. It took more than 17 hours for the pipeline to be shut down after the rupture. To date, more than $800 million has been spent on the clean-up effort, continuing at a pace of about $650,000 per day. The cleanup seemed to be complete, Goodacre said, and done well. “I will accept that they did recover the oil and the place looks good,” he said. Michele Perret, senior manager community relations with Enbridge Northern Gateway, said the company felt it best if stakeholders and elected officials from areas near the pipeline route could see their response to an oil spill, not just hear about it. “The reason we planned the trip goes back to all the questions we were receiving [about the oil spill],” Perret said. “We had answered those questions in public meetings and through written questions and we felt

maybe the best way to answer some of those questions would be to encourage a group of people to go to Marshall.” The group listened to presentations from Enbridge officials, local residents and elected officials from the area and had a question and answer session. They were also taken on a boat tour of the Kalamazoo River. Goodacre said if there ever was a good place for an oil spill this was it. “In terms of cleaning it up, that was probably the ideal situation from the company’s point of view,” Goodacre said. “There’s no way on God’s good earth they could do that kind of a clean-up operation anywhere along the route in British Columbia, west of the Rockies. “[In Marshall] there’s road access everywhere and the actual waterway is small and hardly moving.” The equipment used in the clean up would not be effective in northern B.C.’s often fast-moving, salmonbearing bodies of water, Goodacre said. He likened the creek some of the

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oil spilled into as a smaller version of Dahlie Creek and characterized the section of the Kalamazoo River that it flowed into as being narrower than the Bulkley, between three and four feet deep and extremely slow moving. Goodacre and Pat Gallagher, a local tradesman and husband of Chamber manager Heather Gallagher were the lone representatives from Smithers on the Enbridge-sponsored trip.


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The celebration of March for Life and the 1st Smithers Walk for Life leads me to reflect on the value of life. In the Book of Genesis, we discover that life comes from God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and everything in it including us, human beings. Therefore, if life is from God, it is a sacred gift that we all received. It should be treated with care and respect. Respecting life is one way of rejoicing over that gift received and showing gratitude to the Giver of that gift. To respect life is to protect it from any danger, harm, or destruction. Moreover, respect for life is something that does not choose any stage, situation, condition, race, colour, language, or creed. Life must be cared for from conception to natural death. This is a task and responsibility of every human being – to respect, protect, and care for life! Life here refers to the whole of creation. It includes all; it pertains to life in general.

Pope Francis says: “The vocation of being a ‘protector’… means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means… respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live… protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about… caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. building sincere

friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!”

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BIZ from A1 Another incentive Tran has seen work well in other communities is a tax incentive for businesses setting up shop within a certain radius of downtown. He even said he is not against offering new businesses tax exemptions to help them become established as a healthy business community in Smithers benefits everyone. This issue has been front and centre since early this year when prominent Smithers businessman Dennis Groves wrote an open letter to town council that was published in the March 13 edition of The Interior News. In it, Groves questioned council’s commitment to encourage new business and support existing ones. “Smithers has become known as a difficult environment for new businesses to start and current  A5

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“The town does not know what we really want.” Kim Tran businesses to grow,” Groves wrote. “High property taxes, strict regulations, unreasonable expectations and too many negative attitudes toward anything different (NIMBY) have left most businesses feeling a cold shoulder from council.” In response to the letter, a public meeting was held in April, with members of the public and business owners to try to determine priorities to make Smithers more attractive for current and prospective business owners. Tran attended the meeting but felt it did not achieve what he hoped it would. “The meeting was useless,” Tran said. “The town does not really know what

we want.” Cameron Groves, Dennis’ son, and the sales manager at Coast Mountain GM, said he thought the meeting was a positive first step in improving the Smithers business climate. “[The town] hadn’t really been doing too much and I don’t think they realized that they weren’t,” Groves said. “I think they did the right thing by gathering the information, what they choose to do with the information is what I’m eager to see.” A staff report, prepared out of the meeting, was discussed at last night’s council meeting and is now available for public consumption through the town’s website,

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Mayor’s comments not so business friendly T POINT O F V IEW

here is no question running a small business is hard work. There is no question small businesses are the cornerstone of rural communities, they employ residents, pay taxes and more often than not use some of their hard-earned money to support community organizations. The Interior News, for example, employs eight people who all spend their money in Smithers, except when they have to go to Terrace to shop at Walmart. The Interior News is also a good corporate citizen, sponsoring many community organizations and events, including the Northern Society for Domestic Peace, minor hockey, minor softball, BV Museum, to name a few and more than $100,000 in free advertising to non-profit groups and organizations, not to mention free ads for corporate fundraisers, and numerous fund-

raising partnerships with other businesses in Smithers like the Bulkley Valley Credit Union. The Interior News is truly committed to helping make Smithers a better place. So it is disheartening, to learn that the Mayor of Smithers, Taylor Bachrach, who claims Smithers is business friendly, has knocked The Interior News for their business model in a recent Twitter posting. In the post on Twitter, Bachrach made light of the fact a subscription is now required to view stories on The Interior News’ webpage. All of this at a time when newspapers, big and small, face new challenges to their bottom line and yet, as is the case with The Interior News, continue their commitment to supporting their communities. Perhaps the comment

was made in jest, but it is the kind of comment that can impact a business, especially given the tweet was viewed by more than 2,000 people that follow Bachrach’s Twitter account. It also calls into question Bachrach’s commitment to making Smithers a business friendly kind of town. Smithers is open to business, but if the mayor doesn’t like your business plan he’ll let everyone know. Are there other businesses in Smithers Bachrach is only too willing to disparage? We should hope not. What also doesn’t help is having Bachrach asking anyone in the Facebook universe with

video of the moose in the Safeway store to send the video to CBC. Thanks for “shopping” local. Are there other products the mayor tells residents they should be buying elsewhere than in Smithers? We should hope not. Unfortunately, others in the business community chimed in on Bachrach’s Twitter comment. One chipped in his two-cents worth, arguing, “A paywall was polar opposite to the purpose of a website.” There are no free websites. The cost of the website license, maintenance, etc. is paid for somehow. We wonder if Bachrach makes comments about the documentation fees charged by some car dealers. We should hope not, it’s part

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of their business plan. Also piping in was someone claiming The Peak has offered the community free news for decades, referring to the website. Yes, access to the website is free and there is local news. Lost in the exchange is the fact The Peak does charge for advertising, which presumably covers the cost of Free news? Everybody pays, one way or another. Rather than focus on the e-subscription why not focus on the positive things The Interior News does for the community? Why not look at an e-subscription as a way of getting local news and saving trees. Go green, get an e-subscription for 77 cents a week. - Percy N. Hébert


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Enough is enough Editor: (re: Treaties and residential schools for the better, Letters, Interior News, April 10, 2013). I was startled to read yet another essay in denial by Dr. Igor Steciw in this week’s paper. I expect most readers are familiar by now with his nineteenth century cultural assumptions and his level of discomfort and subsequent denial in the face of irrefutable evidence that sexual and other forms of child abuse (not to mention and appalling level of mortality) did occur at Residential Schools. Of course Dr. Steciw is entitled to his opinion but I don’t understand why the rest of us must be subjected to such


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frequent “blast from the past” Eurocentric sneering. “The colonial takeover mercifully stopped ‘perpetual killing and cruelty’ among some First Nations?’” What about European nations? Territorial aggression and religious strife awash in gore right through the history book. From the Romans who expanded their Empire through military science to the wars of religious fanaticism initiated by Christianity

(primarily the Crusades, centuries of persecution for Jewish and Roma Europeans, and the disgusting barbarism sundry Christian sects inflicted on each other during the era of the Reformation, uniting only in their persecution and murder of hundreds of thousands of women for “witchcraft”) up until the recent continental devastation caused by the First and Second World Wars. For Canadians of European ancestry, like Dr. Steciw and


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myself, standing on our ancestral pile of bones and bigotry, to be lecturing other Canadians on their “uncivilized” former wars is irrational… and not everyone’s idea of culturally sophisticated behaviour. The original North American treaty upon which all subsequent treaties are based, the keystone Royal Proclamation of 1763, was not, as Dr. Steciw would have it, “essentially documents of submission to superior power” but, on the


contrary, a territorial negotiation between equal and sovereign states ensuring crucial allies for the British during yet another was with the French. Much like the territorial agreements negotiated at Yalta, between Britain, Russia and the United States of America at the end of World War Two. I cannot agree with Dr. Steciw that we may excuse our past mistakes because they were not as extreme as those of some other colonizing super powers. I don’t think that we should be congratulating ourselves because, in our efforts to eradicate indigenous languages, we didn’t actually go so far as to cut out people’s tongues. See STOP on p. A9

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Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. International Council of Museums (ICOM) Advisory Committee organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month.

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From America to Oceania including Africa, Europe and Asia, this international event has confirmed its popularity. These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organized activities in more than 100 countries.

BV Museum The Smithers Culture Crawl is back! Take to the streets and explore the history of Smithers, from the Dutch and Swiss migrations to the valley, the history of fire-fighting in Smithers, and a tour of the unique “Kit Homes” in town. Visit the museum to pick up your copy of the Culture Crawl brochure. The main exhibition space housed in the Central Park Building has recently been renovated and revamped in preparation for this summer’s Centennial Celebrations. Come and see our brand new exhibit, Growing Our Own: A History of Agriculture in the Bulkley Valley, which is set to open at the beginning of June. From the earliest farms, to the first shipment of cattle, to the origins of the Fall Fair, you will discover how residents of the Bulkley Valley have fed and sustained themselves over the decades.

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Telkwa Museum Our large display of 100 years of the Telkwa BBQ is sticking around this summer to give you another chance to take a look. View the history all summer and then take in the BBQ Labour Day Weekend. One permanent display has more added! Maps from 1866 show how the Telegraph lines opened up the Bulkley Valley. Find out who the inventor of the egg carton was, or why Tyee Lake had three different names, all at the same time! – or why Round Lake had four! We are open mid-June to the first week in September, generally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. You can also phone us for special tours as we are anxious to show off our museum and the 103 year-old St. Stephens Church. 250-846-9642.

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L etters STOP fom A7 Within a more contemporary context of cultural relativism (i.e. is the invention of the wheel and ultimate measure of all civilization or is there in fact much incentive to develop the wheel if you have not already located and domesticated large animals you can harness to the wheel?) there are more useful issues we could discuss. What is the overall contribution of a great civilization which, in the short space of a few hundred years, invades and colonizes most of the planet, scrupulously squashing as much indigenous culture, expertise and initiative as possible because it is, by definition, “inferior” and which continues to exploit all the natural resources to the point of exhaustion? What “intellectual superiority” allows, in the process of exploitation, a change

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in climate, global warming, which may ultimately kill off our entire species? And what is the overall value of a “stone age” culture of the type which flourished in this region; a culture now internationally famous for the sophistication of its artwork and which through formalized responsible stewardship of natural resources provided overall an excellent quality of life for the indigenous population (arguably a longer and healthier life than we currently enjoy)? And did so for at least 15,000 years. Alicen R. Keamarden Smithers

Use caution with faith healers Editor, (re: Blacksmith brings healing through two ceremonies, Interior News, April

10, 2013) I was somewhat surprised that this ceremony was sponsored be Wilps Si’satxw which is a government funded drug and alcohol treatment centre. This type of thing is usually present in some churches or faiths, often times with tragic results, where someone falsely believes they are cured from some illness and dies because they stopped seeing their doctor, who could have treated them and saved their lives. There was a case years ago up the Nass when a young girl was ill. She was taken to a church healer, her parents were told she was healed. She later died at home. The illness was something the doctor could treat and she would be alive today. There may by some benefit to those who are dealing with emotional and non

death threatening issues, but anyone with serious issues, I think, it is a very dangerous thing to believe they have been healed by a healer. They should not drop their doctor. As for suicides in our communities, I think our society has to change our attitude towards the acceptance of family abuse, drugs, alcohol, gambling and bingos. Don and Mavis Krause

Channels need protection Editor, The rivers are in flood. Especially at this time, back channels provide refuge for young fish, the invertebrates they eat and a whole host of other organisms. They are one of the richest and most valuable habitats within salmon ecosystems.

Driving through back channels disturbs habitat and kills fish and their food. Even if young fish survive, the impacts of disturbance on growth and success can be long term. Last weekend, I saw over 25 motorized vehicles of all sorts driving through a back channel full of coho fry on the Telkwa River to reach a gorgeous beach. Several drove back and forth along the channel for fun. I wondered if these people, who obviously enjoy getting out into nature, realized the value of this sensitive ecosystem and understood the damage their recreation poses. Disturbing salmon habitat is a federal offence, but worse than that, it adds another risk to the salmon-based ecosystems that we are so lucky to share in the Bulkley Valley. Karen Price Smithers

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 For further information contact: Ms. Geri Britton, Executive Director BV Community Foundation Box 4584, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 PH: 250-847-3310 Email: Houston : Tanya Amonson 250-845-7838 The Hazeltons : Pauline Gomez 250-847-7515

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

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The Recreational Access Management Plan (RAMP) has been submitted to government as recommendations. The Bulkley Valley Community Resources Board would like to acknowledge those who made this process possible. Thanks to the members of the RAMP table committee, who invested countless hours to create a balanced plan for recreation in the Bulkley Valley. Thanks to our sponsors, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., Smithers Exploration Group and Wetzin’kwa Community Forest, without whom the process would not have been possible. In particular, a special thank you to our facilitator, Tom Chamberlain. For more information or to download a copy of the RAMP, visit

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Call for Directors Extended The Town of Smithers is seeking interested individuals to be appointed as representatives of the Town on the Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association Board of Directors for terms of one to three years. All Directors shall be individuals who are ordinarily resident in the Bulkley Valley. The purposes of this Association are: • To promote and provide community economic development services in the Bulkley Valley; • To promote the stabilization, stimulation and diversification of the economy in the Town of Smithers and Electoral Area A of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako; • To assist and support businesses and economic development organizations in the Town of Smithers and Electoral Area A of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako; • To market, promote, coordinate and manage all services described in the society’s purposes; and • To do all other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the purposes of the society. Preferred qualifications include: • A track record in business or organization development; • Experience creating and/or vetting financial statements; • Well established links to key organizations and individuals in the region; • Be well respected in the community and be perceived as a leader; and • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and trust. Application forms can be obtained from the website ( or from Municipal Hall. Interested individuals may submit an application by 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 to: Deborah Sargent Chief Administrative Officer Town of Smithers 1027 Aldous Street, Box 879 Smithers BC VOJ 2NO Fax 250-847-1601.

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The Smithers secondary school boys rugby team defeated Houston 12-0 and 19-5 on the weekend to advance to the provincial championship. Smithers and Houston were the only two teams competing in the zone final as Prince Rupert was unable to attend. Both matches were very close, coach Alan Slater said. “It was a combination of some lucky breaks and skill, hopefully mostly skill, and we played really well as

team,” Slater said. The wins allow the Gryphons to move on to the provincial championships in Abbotsford at the end of May. In the lead up to the championship tournament, Slater said the boys will continue to practice hard and also fundraise for their trip to the Lower Mainland. “Fitness is always a big thing,” Slater said. “And we will just continue to work on the basics.” On the girls side, Smithers secondary school lost out against Houston in the zone final. An injury to a

key player led to some positional changes, coach Cobus Jonker said, which allowed Houston to blitz, scoring four unanswered tries in short succession. “It was a hardfought battle,” Jonker said. “During the second half of the game, the team settled down and our defence started working again and we held territorial advantage for most of the second half but just couldn’t cross the try line.” Anyone interested in helping the boys raise funds for their trip to provincials can call Alan Slater at 250-847-5190.

Tyson Stumbourg dishes the ball off to a teammate in a zone game against Houston last weekend.

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SSS golfers continue win streak with victory at zones By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Smithers secondary golf team has earned a spot in the provincial championship tournament.

Last weekend, the Gryphons won the Northwest High School Golf Tournament, defeating Kitimat’s Mount Elizabeth secondary school by 67 shots at the two-day event held at the Hirsch Creek Golf Club. One day one, playing under

ideal conditions, the Smithers team shot a combined total of 313, 47 strokes better than their competitors. For the final day, the weather turned wet and the course became waterlogged, Gorbahn said. Despite the poor conditions,

the Smithers team shot a combined total of 324, for a twoday total of 637, 67 shots better than Kitimat. Nathan Cachia shot the low 36hole score with rounds of 78 and 79 for a total of 157 and first-year player Mitch Turko turned heads

with his second round of 81. The BVCS golf team, as the only A team in the zone, did not compete at the tournament and earned a bye to attend provincials. Athletic director Ron Van Driel said the team is still deciding if they would like to take part.





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Brooke Hackle takes the ball down the field during the northwest zone girls soccer final on Saturday. Smithers lost 1-0 to Terrace.

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It wasn’t due to a lack of effort. The Smithers secondary school Gryphon senior girls soccer team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Terrace in the Northwest Zone championship final on Saturday. “They played their hearts out, every single one of them,” said coach Brian Irvine. “There’s nothing to be disappointed about, they had a great game and a great tournament.” The Gryphons won both of their games leading to the zone finals, 1-0 over Terrace and 4-0 over Prince Rupert. The final game was a battle throughout, but in the end was all decided by a corner kick converted into a goal by the Kermodes in the first half. “We had a lot of chances to score but their goalie was very hot,” Irvine said.

“We played a really good game and the players should be proud.” The loss was the first for the Gryphons girls against opponents in their zone this season. Grade 11 player Brandi Blevins said the girls were very disappointed with the loss but when she looks

back over the season she sees how successful they really were. “It came down to just one play but we played really hard,” Blevins said. “We had a really good season when you look at it as a whole.” Terrace is now moving on to provincials on Vancouver Island.



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GALE COLE Gail will be celebrating her 30th year with Perry & Company on May 15, 2013.

Robert Cormier, front, and Shane Wadden will be representing Smithers as members of Team B.C. at the Molson St. John’s Open June 7 to 9.

We would like to thank her for her many years of hard work and dedication. Thank You!

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EMPLOYMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY FOREST Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation’s 30,000-hectare forest tenure area creates employment both within the forest and beyond—think of a sprawling spruce with its branches reaching throughout the community!

Cormier and Wadden sharpen their skills By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Robert Cormier and Shane Wadden are sharpening their skills, preparing to take on the best dart players in Canada at the Molson St. John’s Open, June 7 to 9. Cormier is an old hand at high-level dart competitions, having previously been a member of Team BC contingent, to nationals in 1996 and 1997. Cormier is guiding Wadden, serving as his mentor, giving him insight into what it takes to compete against the best dart players in the country. “I’ve been there so I know what the competition is like and I know I can play with anybody if I’m on my game,” Cormier said. “You can practice all you want but if the darts are not there on that weekend, you can just miss out.” After setting a goal of making the national tournament last year, Cormier and Wadden have spent countless

hours practicing and discussing strategy. “It really helps to have someone else pushing you,” Wadden said. “It’s not all about just shooting, there are a lot of mental aspects to the game.” The pair earned their spots on Team B.C. by finishing in the top eight after a round robin tournament with 32 other players from across the province. While new to high-level dart tournaments, the

jitters Wadden expects to have should help him, he said. “The more nervous I am, the better, Wadden said. “I thrive on it.” The event serves as a sort of homecoming for Cormier, who grew up in Newfoundland. He has family in St. John’s and one of his sisters is a top-ranked womens’ dart player, with 18 national titles to her name.

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Up to $2 million is spent annually on labour within the community forest, but every tree that falls starts a chain reaction, creating employment throughout the region. Each re-planted tree represents a cycle of sustainable employment that, properly managed, will serve the economies of Smithers and Telkwa well into the future. Planning

grades head east to Burns Lake, where they are processed by Hampton Lumber Mills into power poles. Other high grade building logs are supplied directly from the community forest to local homebuilders. Wetzin’kwa recently donated a load of such logs to the Centennial Project on Smithers’ Main Street. Any waste from logging can be ground and used for biofuel. There is potential for this kind of mutually beneficial relationship when the Village of Telkwa installs a bio-burner through the Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat project, allowing it to heat with local waste wood.

The work in your community forest Reforestation doesn’t always happen on a cut Within a year of the land being block—it begins in offices right here cleared, silviculture planning teams in Smithers, where harvest plans are order seedlings produced at local developed after nurseries and hire reviewing various tree planters to reThe Community Grant high-level plans forest the land. Thus, Program is accepting such as Land the cycle begins applications until May 31. and Resource again—a renewable Management resource, Plans (LRMPs) and Forest sustainably managed for longStewardship Plans (FSPs). term economic benefit. This year,

Falling and hauling

As harvesting and road building begins, logging contractors are hired from Hungry Hill to Moricetown to run forestry machinery, like feller bunchers and skidders. Local drivers are brought in to haul the logs to the mill and, in some cases, trucks will deliver loads of donated firewood to Moricetown. Milling Most logs from the Wetzin’kwa Community Forest go directly to Pacific Inland Resources (PIR) in Smithers, where they are processed and sold internationally as lumber. Select log

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest will plant its one-millionth tree. Grant programs

Profits from Wetzin’kwa’s timber sales go directly back into the community through the Community Grant Program, Forest Stewardship and Innovation Program, and Wetzin’kwa’s Legacy Fund. Wetzin’kwa’s Community Grant Program has invested over $500,000 into community initiatives in the area since 2009. This year, it invests an additional $150,000. The Community Grant Program is accepting applications until May 31. Wetzin’kwa has been able to rely exclusively on labour from within the immediate area. Through good management and sustainable forestry practices, we look forward to doing this well into the future. For more information about our mandate, grant program and community involvement, visit or find us on Facebook.

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Trust Your Intuition The Inner Peace Movement of Canada welcomes National Speaker

Philip Ponchet

Tuesday, May 28th 1pm & 7pm Hudson Bay Lodge 3251 Hwy.16 Smithers Learn how to create the positive change you desire. Philip Ponchet will speak of how to listen to your intuition and trust your instincts. He will share on how we can communicate directly with guardian angels, the 7 year life cycles, balancing the head and heart and much more. Experience giving aura impressions and see how we can move mountains through the power of positive thought. 1½ hours, $15 (incl. GST) Everyone is Welcome

two-man scramble John Leach lines up his putt on the second green during the Two-Man Scramble at the Smithers Golf and Country Club on Saturday. The pairing of Lee Twigge and Dave Ford took the top spot in the tournament with a net score of 56.99, followed by Johnny Koldyk and Adam DeVries and John Howard and Ken Zimmer. Thirty-six teams took part. Ryan Jensen photo

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2014, 2015 and 2016 Permissive Taxation Exemptions

Applications are now being accepted by Not-For-Profit Organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations for permissive taxation exemptions for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 taxation years, in accordance with the new Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy adopted by Council in January 2013. Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/ Associations that have had permissive taxations in the past will have to apply; and Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/ Associations organizations that have not had permissive taxation exemptions the pastdeath in many • Kidney Diseaseincauses are welcome to apply. high blood pressure, and raises the ris • Healthy kidneys reduce Application forms must be fully completed in accordance with the requirements listedthe risk of he pressure?form, along with in the policy and on the application form. The completed application If detected Chronic required documentation, must be submitted to the Smithers Town Office early, at 1027 AldousKidney Diseas reducing the risk of complications of dia Street, Box 879, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 by the deadline of JUNE 30, 2013. and heart attacks. Council will review the Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations applications over the summer and makeFoundation decisions as The will Kidney of Canada, BC to 2014, 2015 and 2016 permissive taxation exemptions by September so that a new bylaw can be adopted by the end of October 2013. Take the quiz poste Places of Worship, Private Schools, Certain Senior Care Facilities and Hospitals (that see if you are at ris already are eligible for statutory taxation exemptions and that are in the Town’s current developing Chr Disease causes in many people with new permissive Kidney Dise permissive taxation bylaw) will• Kidney automatically be death added to the Town’s diabetes and high blood pressure, and raises the risk You could be sa taxation exemption bylaw and ofdoa heart not need attack?to apply. your own (and you c • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart Copies of the Town’s Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy andattacks the Permissive Taxation win a pr and high blood pressure? Please Exemption Application Form can be found on the Financial Services section of the generously wh If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be Town’s website at Copies of the Policy and the Application form are canvasser come treated, thereby reducing the risk of complications of call, or donate on diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks. also available at the Smithers Town Office. at www.kidney.b If you have any questions at about the application The Kidney Foundation of process; Canada, BC Branch 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K or questions as to whether your organization can, or should, apply, please contact Leslie Ford, Director of Finance, Smithers Town Office, at 250-847-1631.

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The weather was ideal Sunday for this year’s Mother’s Day Run organized by McBike. Smithereens of all ages, as well as family pets, took part in the 5km or 10km run for mom. Full results visit Amara Janssens photo

Otters clean up at Kitimat meet

The Bulkley Valley Otters swam to 23 individual and three relay race wins at the Kitimat Spring Meet last weekend. Leading the team were a pair of 13-year-old swimmers, Kyle McInnis and Athena Leblanc Naziel, who both had seven best times out of seven races. “Our distance swimming in

particular showed the results we were looking for,” coach Tom Best said. “The swimmers had excellent pacing and that was the goal. “We also showed great starts and turns and are gaining a reputation for those very important skills.” The team is next in the water May 31-June 2 in Prince Rupert.

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BC Soccer Referee Clinics Small-Sided Referee Clinic (Level 5) (Required for linesman & U8-12 referee employment) Age requirement 12 years old + 6 hour course required for linesman and refereeing U8-12 employment. June 1st (Smithers Secondary School) ____________________________________ Entry Level Referee - Class 4, District Referee Course  Age requirement 14 years old + 15 hour clinic: Friday 6:30- 10:00 pm/ Saturday 9:00- 4:00 pm/ Sunday 9:00- 1:30 pm Required to referee U13 and up. May 24-26th (Smithers Secondary School) _______________________________________ Entry Level Refresher Clinic- Class 4, District Referee Course 3 hour clinic- Refresher for individuals who have been certified with the Level 4, District Referee  May 26th, Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Course Registration: contact require: name/ mailing address/ DOB/ phone and e-mail


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• Kidney Disease causes death in many people with diabetes and high blood pressure, and raises the risk of a heart attack? • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure? If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, thereby reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

Take the quiz posted and see if you are at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease. You could be saving your own life (and you could win a prize!) Please give generously when a canvasser comes to call, or donate online at

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CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Sunday Worship Services Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Services 1st & 3rd Sunday 1471 Columbia Drive Sunday School - Ages 3-6 Junior Reflection - Ages 7-8 during morning worship services. Phone 250-847-2333 “Back to God Hour” on The Peak at 9:30 am Sundays on CJFW at 9:30 Visitors Welcome

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Best in his craft: Giguere named top farrier By Amara Janssens Smithers/Interior News

Jake Giguere trims the dead hoof before fitting the shoe.

Percy N. Hébert photo

Jake Giguere was awarded the Rising Shoeing Star at this year’s International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. Giguere first started as a rail guide a decade before learning how to make and fit horseshoes. Through guiding, Giguere met many clients with whom he began his hoof-care career, which led to the establishment of his business, Fire Steel Contracting in 2008. While establishing himself as a farrier, Giguere decided studying the trade would help him further his career. “I was interested in going really far with it,” Giguere said. The Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, California attracted him, and Giguere graduated top of his class from the intensive three-month, seven-day-per-week course in 2009.

In fact, he received the highest grades the school had ever recorded, with a 99 per cent average. Giguere is no doubt a skilled farrier as he has an ability to just remember the details of each hoof, without the use of molds or notes. “I’ll look at them [the hooves] for about 5 - 10 seconds,” he explained. He then goes back and makes the shoe fit perfectly to each hoof. “I usually only have to look at the hoof once,” he said, also noting he remembers most of the horses he works with. After graduation, students from farrier programs are monitored by their school to ensure their work continues to be of high quality. Graduates have to turn in their work, attend conferences and get more credentials Giguere explained. After four years, the top student from each graduating class competes at the International Hoof-Care Summit.

In February 2013, Giguere competed and won against 60 other students from around the world who were are the creme de la creme from the 2009 class. Giguere was awarded Rising Shoeing Star, the top prize available at the International Hoof-Care Summit. The award is based on a full-page grading criterium, which includes items such as approach, balance, craftsmanship, and accuracy. He was the first student from The Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious award. Although aware of the significance, Giguere remains humble, saying “I just try to do the best job I can do.” On an average day, Giguere works with 16-24 feet each day. Giguere thoroughly enjoys his work as a farrier, saying he never gets bored as each hoof is different and provides a new challenge.

Smithereen returns from week with The Dog Whisperer By Amara Janssens Smithers/Interior News

Cheryl McRae has recently returned from a week she says changed her outlook on herself and how she relates with dogs. From April 24-30, McRae attended a course in Santa Clarita, CA with The Dog Whisperer, Caesar Milan. The event was

held at Milan’s Dog Psychology Centre, just outside of Los Angeles. As a former dog parole officer, veterinarian assistant, and now owner of a boarding kennel, McRae has more than 40 years experience working with canines. Additionally, McRae has six dogs, all rescued. Despite her vast

experience, McRae said her entire demeanor and approach towards dogs has changed since her time with Milan. “My dogs just looked at me and thought finally and took a sigh of relief,” she said. Participants in the course practiced meditation for an hour each morning before working with

the dogs at The Dog Psychology Centre. By calming down and relaxing, the energy your dog senses switches from negative to positive energy, meaning dogs get anxious when their owners are anxious, McRae said. “It’s not actually the dogs,” McRae explained. “It’s the people, their lives are busy, our busy minds make

dogs crazy because they don’t really work that way.” Through building a relationship with your dog on a psychological level, McRae said dogs learn to follow you thus they are less likely to end up in an animal shelter. “When people get puppies, they are cute and playful and all that, but that’s the time to give the

direction to the dog,” explained McRae. Unfortunately, more than 600 million dogs are killed each year and animal shelters, like the Northwest Animal Shelter, are continuously busy and operate under limited resources. For the last few years, McRae has worked with dogs at the shelter that were deemed

“unhomeable.” Through her work the dogs all found loving homes, including Cole who she brought with her to The Dog Psychology Center. Cole was able to be rehabilitated, and was adopted by McRae. Next year, McRae said she will definitely be attending another course with The Dog Whisperer.

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ttended the 68th Annual Conference for the year. for the Bulkley Tweedsmuir District Speeches by one member of each branch were Womens’ Institute May 4, held at the enjoyed, topic being “Passing on the Torch”. Round Lake Hall. The day was warm and sunny, a perfect opThe District consists of four branches: Quick portunity to visit with friends, look out at the Womens’ Institute (WI), Southside WI, Glenlake, eat good food, listen to great songs, get wood WI and South Hazelton WI. some business completed. The Quick group hosted this year’s conference Well done ladies from Quick WI, well done. with 30 attendees. At the library, CICK 93.9 Smithers CommuElections were held for a new board, a tea nity Radio is holding an instructional workshop break with many sweets baked by members of on how to build an FM antenna. the branches, followed by business of the meetImprove you listening experience, Friday, May ing. 17, 10 a.m. VIEW FROM Guest speaker, Jeannie Boyce from CommuMore information: CICK 847-8769 or ediTHE PORCH nity Response Network, provided statistics on elder abuse and what to do should you suspect Ever wonder where the term caddy came from? Lorraine Doiron a family member, friend or neighbour is being In France in the 1800s military cadets carried abused. golf clubs for royalty. There are many types of abuse and there are There is speculation that Mary, Queen of people you can talk to. Scots, raised in France, brought the custom to Scotland, Lunch was a huge buffet, the table groaning under the where the term evolved into the word “caddie/caddy”. weight of food. Free public viewing: The Downside of High. We had entertainment from Gary and Cor Van Der MuelThis is a Dr. Suzuki documentary, examining the connecen singing songs from the 60s. Seemed we all knew the words. tion between marijuana use and juvenile psychosis. Members of each branch had prepared items for a compeThursday, May 23, 7 p.m. at the Health Information Hub, tition held during the conference. located across from the Salvation Army. This year it was 6 items: a 10 – 12 inch crocheted doily, Information 847-9779, child’s sun bonnet, hermit cookies, 16 inch crazy quilt pillow, Closing with: Never be bullied into silence. Never allow ½ pint cranberry jelly (no certo). yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your All items were judged; the Southside branch garnered life; define yourself. the most points, winning the right to display a special shield - Harvey Fierstein


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Remembering Jack Memory of John (Jack) McDonell honoured at home and abroad

John Donald McDonell, better known as Jack, died in an airplane crash in Scotland, May 16, 1943. Contributed photo

By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News


e was 21. Tomorrow, May 16, marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of Flying Officer John Donald McDonell, a native of Smithers. Better known as Jack, McDonell, by all accounts, was a friend to all, including fellow Smithereens and Armed Forces veterans, Gordon Williams Sr. and Gordon Hetherington. “Jack was a great guy,” Williams said. “When Jack was present the conversation would liven up.” Hetherington, a childhood friend of McDonell, remembers his skills as an athlete. “We used to play catch, Jack was a good baseball player,” Hetherington said. “He played all positions and was a good hitter.” McDonell was born in New Hazelton, Aug. 21, 1921 to Alexander Roy and Ellen (Nellie) McDonell. The family moved to Smithers following Nellie’s

death just prior to Jack’s second birthday. Jack, an only child, graduated from Smithers secondary school and went to work for the Royal Bank of Canada. “Talking to him you knew he was smart,” Williams said. “If the conversation was short of topics, Jack had them all.” “He was a giggler,” Hetherington added with a chuckle. Hetherington recalls McDonell had a sense of humour, often using cheques to pay 50 cent bills. In September 1941 Jack resigned from the RBC to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In early 1943, following flight training at various locations across Canada, Jack was sent overseas and stationed at the Royal Air Force Air Base Fraserburg with No. 8 Operational Training Unit. A favoured target of Luftwaffe bombers returning to northern Norway, Air Base Fraserburg, located on the northern coast of Scotland, opened in 1941 and by 1943 became a training centre for photographic reconnaissance by Spitfire pilots. On May 16, 1943, McDonell was sent on a reconnaissance training flight, to prepare him for similar flights over Norway to assess the strength of the German forces stationed there. McDonell’s Spitfire developed engine trouble during the flight. With heavy clouds affecting visibility, McDonell flew on a wing and a prayer, hoping to find a safe landing spot, but instead he crashed near Fort William, into the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles. To honour Jack, Robert Cairns of the Lochaber Archaeology Society, who worked at the crash site and

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pieced together the events of the day, spearheaded a memorial for McDonell to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash. During the ceremony, a wreath will be placed at the crash site and plaque will be unveiled at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.. “I decided the people of Fort William should hear the story about the young Canadian officer who lost his life protecting others,” Cairns said. “It is only proper that we put up a memorial for this young man who gave his life for a better future for all of us.” With a population of about 750 residents most people in Smithers knew of Jack and his death affected the entire community. News of the crash hit hard. “It was a sad day,” Williams said. Harry Kruisselbrink never met Jack, but knew his family and friends and helped Cairns piece together Jack’s story. “The whole town went into mourning, it really affected the whole town badly,” Kruisselbrink said was the reaction in Smithers. So moved by the story, Kruisselbrink organized a plaque unveiling here in Smithers to coincide with that in Scotland. “It’s an honour for me to be at the ceremony to honour his name.” The ceremony, May 16, begins at 3 p.m. at the Smithers Cenotaph and is followed by a reception at the legion at 3:30 p.m. McDonell is buried in Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, Scotland. With files from Robert Cairns and Harry Kruisselbrink.

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How To Build FM Antenna designed to strengthen the 93.9 frequency so will improve your listening experience. Workshop at the Smithers Library, Friday, May 17, 10-11 a.m. For more info., contact CICK 93.9 Smithers Community Radio 250-847-8769, Annual Ceremonial Review: 204 Babine Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m. BV Christian High School Gym, Stay for tea and goodies. A Downside of High David Suzuki film with a discussion to follow, Thursday, May 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Healthy Living Hub. Everyone is welcome. Perennial Plant Sale Saturday, May 25, Goat Statue Parking Lot. Viewing 8 a.m. sale 9 a.m. to noon. Donated plant pick up or digging help call Karen Mitchell at 250-847-9052 or Dale Gilbert at 250847-2107. Acrylic painting workshop: Saturday, June 1, 2-4 p.m., $50 all materials supplied, register at the Smithers Art Gallery.

Smithers Art Gallery’s June Ceramics Exhibition. A representation of clay that goes beyond the traditional functional work. Please contact: Michel Kafer,, 250-877-1244 to participate. 2013 Relay For Life Saturday, June 8, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Chandler Park Middle School. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Join us for the Smithers Relay For Life. Cheryl Gilber, smithersrelay@bc.cancer. ca, 250-645-2368. Third annual FreeCycle at the Smithers Baptist Church Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon downstairs in the church at 3919 7th Ave. Everyone welcome. Wildflowers and Birds Sunday, June 9, a family hike to see our wonderful spring flowers, hear birdsong and have a picnic on top of Malkow Lookout. Meet at 9 a.m. at the trail head on McCabe Rd. 100 Years/100 Artists Community Centennial Exhibition the Smithers Art Gallery is looking for artists to participate. Entry forms at the Gallery. Registration deadline is July 2. Full details at

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C OMMUNITY Birds flocking back to Bulkley Valley I was going to complain about this hot What will the hummingbirds like? weather, then I though I had better not. They do like those small petunias as well as Besides I see from the long range forecast lobelia. that things will change soon, maybe a bit of Had a call from Carol of Smithers, she had rain is just what we need. rescued an injured bird and was having some I have an idea rain will make some wild success. flowers bloom sooner. Not sure what species it was but good for her. If you are out and about and you would like Rescuing birds is difficult, more often than to indentify wild flowers check out the book not it is stress that will do them in. Plants of Northern British Columbia written by Place the bird in a small box for a bit, then Mackinnon, Pojar and Coupe. proceed with food and water. A great book. Karen from Round Lake has seen lots of Another book a reader recommended to me golden eye ducks. and you of course is The Birds of Canada writA ruddy duck is paddling about in the northten by Hoar, De Smet, Campbell and Kennedy. east. The publisher is Lone Pine Press. At least that is what Jason says. It seems like a lot of hanky panky going on Marjory in Fort Nelson says she has the in the world of birds. white-crowned and golden-crowned sparrows. Even my 20 year old crow, Eddy has decided Tina from Chetwynd was wondering if she to approach me for whatever he thinks I might should stop feeding the birds since the bears are OR THE do. around. IRDS One old bird to another. Either stop feeding the birds or bring the Before I go further I always call Eddy “he” feeders in at night. Brenda Mallory but in fact Eddy is a “she.” Don’t leave any garbage out. I know this because she does lay eggs. Also clean that barbecue, no sense asking for Warblers are showing up here now. trouble. So far there is the yellow-rumped warbler, That goes for people and the bear. Townsend warbler. The loons are singing every day. The northeast will soon have warblers as Above that noise I hear the roar of motor well including the beautiful magnolia warbler. boats. I mention warblers and I must say at the same time that the Try to give loons a wide berth so they can proceed with the parasitic cowbird is also on the scene. nesting process. These birds lay their eggs in the nest made by the warbler Remember it is against the law to harass the loons. and other birds. Thanks for keeping in touch when you call 250-846-5095. It is almost time to plant flowers. Send a note or pictures to


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Vive la revolution - and the planet I am a revolution aims to change the world, one tree at a time Sarah Bridgewood Smithers secondary

The documentary film, Revolution, came to Smithers recently and appears to have caused its own revolution. Created by filmmaker Rob Stewart, Revolution is an empowerment film for youth about how climate change will affect the earth in years to come. Since the initial screening at the Roi Theatre, the film has taken Smithers by storm. The idea for Revolution was born while Stewart was researching another documentary, Shark Water on the shark-finning industry. He realized that anything he did to help the sharks would be useless if the oceans died, so he widened his perspective. Summit Reforestation paid for the film to be screened for free, and afterwards, the company planted a tree for every person who saw the film from April 19 – 21 in celebration of Earth Day. Tim Tchida, owner of Summit Reforestation, knew the director and he received a copy of the film

to preview. Tchida was inspired by the film and along with Arctica Cunningham, Mark Edwards and Greg Brown, worked hard to have the film screened in Smithers. After the showing at the Roi Theatre, they felt it wasn’t enough and with further help from Perry Rath, Servaas Mes, and students from Muheim elementary, Revolution was screened at Telkwa elementary school, and Lake Kathlyn school. “It has actually started quite a buzz around town driven by the SSS group Youth for a Better World,” e Bulkley Edwards said. students in th ire sp in ill w n “Our team is currently vie Revolutio ert photo hope the mo g trees. m ha ng ni Percy N. Héb helping to share this imun C in a nt la tic p rc y A b d e g an portant film with Bulkley Tim Tchida the course of climate chan While Revolution was r te al to y lle Valley youth and Paying it Va making a change in their shown in many larger Forward for other commumoney to donate. lives and the world. centres, Smithers is the nities to see it.” Meanwhile, a “payThis is all in hopes that The plan is to first of them to create Screenings at Smithers it-forward” model has the film will spread to promote the idea that such a movement around secondary school are been set up which allows Prince George and then anyone and everyone it. scheduled for May 21 and students who were eventually go global. can make a change in “A very powerful 22. especially moved by the A Facebook page, the world, but it also film that brings together The group are aiming film to donate $6 so called I Am A Revolution, speaks to the need for many ideas about climate to have 50 per cent of another student can see it. has been created so people governments and large change” Cunningham, a youth from Grades 6 – 12 Students can also go can stay in contact and corporations to become Grade 12 student in the Bulkley Valley view to businesses and around to keep the momentum involved and concerned at Smithers secondary the film by June. the community and collect rolling as to how they are as well. said.

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In past years I’ve been told by my French teacher Madame Findlay how sophisticated French teenagers are compared to Canadians, as they often sit together and discuss politics. It appears Canadian students know very little of such matters, apparently she was right. In consideration of the recent election I surveyed Grade 11 and 12 students about how many party leaders and local candidates they could name. Only 15 per cent knew of any party leaders and a shocking 60 per cent couldn’t name any of the local candidates despite the signs that seem to be flocking on every roadside. “Once we can actually vote I think it’s important to know these things but right now it’s not because we can’t influence things” Grade 11 student Lindsey Nielsen said. Many others echoed her opinion and politics is boring was the common refrain. I suppose I have to agree with that. Last week when I attempted to watch the debates, I only succeeded in making myself massive amounts of food and fiddling with my cellphone while struggling to partially pay attention. I then proceeded to play with my cat. Basically the only thing I got out of it is Christy Clark knows that everyone knows how she feels about things but wants to know how they feel about things and Adrian Dix emphasizes seemingly random words when speaking. Social studies teacher Ms. Barge partially disagrees, believing that though it may not be necessary for us to know all about the candidates, it is still important for us to have a base knowledge about politics. “It’s just like everything else you do in life, the more you do it the better you get” she said in reference to gaining the knowledge required to make an informed

Aro Mac, a Grade 11 student at Smithers secondary school, is unenthused by the election process.

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vote. However, despite the small number of students who knew anything about this election, the majority of them professed they will exercise their right to vote when they become of age. “We’re privileged to live in a democracy and have the right to vote, so we might as well take advantage of it”

Justin Muir, a Grade 12 student said. “If I vote I have the power to change things and make a difference” Megan Shuhyta said. Despite the resounding, “I don’t care about politics from students, “ Ms. Barge still believes our generation will grow up to be much more politically active than the last few generations.

Volunteering, good for the soul and the resume Paisley Dean Smithers secondary

As teens, we often hear how the things we do in high school will determine what career choices we will have. We’re constantly told we should get good grades, participate in sports, join clubs, and try to

make change in our communities and volunteer. Never mind that most of us have jobs as well, because this is the time when we should be saving to further our education. Doing all of these things at once is hard, but at least most of the items on the list are fairly straightforward as far



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“But, surprisingly, for many teens, not just finding the time, but the opportunity to volunteer is difficult.” as figuring out how to do them. But, surprisingly, for many teens, not just finding the time, but the opportunity to volunteer is difficult. I constantly hear stories about my peers


volunteering and hear about a shortage of volunteers after the fact. In order to volunteer, you usually need an ‘in’ which makes it difficult. Finding somewhere to volunteer seems like it isn’t worth the time and effort to many teens, but those who do volunteer say it is. “Volunteering at the hospital is great because of the feeling you get knowing that you’re doing a good thing, and the hours have an added bonus of helping you get into a good university.” Grade eleven student, Nikita Day, said. But since putting

out effort in order to go out and put out more effort is just too much work, so are a few suggestions for my fellow tired teens. The BV Exhibition has an online form you can fill out if you are interested in helping out, which can be found at exhibition/volunteer. Christmas Hampers for Moricetown through Telkwa has a great cohort of teens, all of whom are welcome due to their surprising vigour. Helping Hands, which provides volunteers to mow lawns, shovel driveways and the like, to the elderly or disabled, is also a great opportunity for teens. There are also youth groups, such as the Junior Canadian

Rangers or Girl Guides that do similar things. “It’s a lot of fun, you get to help people and hang out with your friends; a winwin situation, really.” Monty Davidson said. Smithers secondary school’s leadership is also very involved in the community, and joining it provides that extra boost of motivation needed to get out and volunteer since there are requirements in order to get a good grade in that class. “Many organizations advertise for volunteers directly to their targets” Anne of Volunteer Smithers said. “All of the hours that members of sports, service and social clubs contribute would fall into the

latter category.” So if you’re interested in volunteering in ways such as refereeing, you’ll need to contact organizers in your area. Other volunteering activities are routed though Volunteer Smithers, so if you’re eager and willing their website is: www. volunteer-smithers on which is a volunteer application form. The rewards of volunteering are not purely moral, having those hours on your resume or college application could help you get where you want to go. Not that every teen needs to run out and spend time gaining volunteer hours that could be used for homework or sleep.





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Water evaporates quickly in the hot midday sun. Watering your lawn and garden in the morning or evening will allow the water to soak in more before evaporating, using less water to do the same job and keeping your plants healthy.

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to Know Your H2O’ and think When you turn on your tap about the impact of your everyand clean, safe water comes out, day habits. do you ever wonder how it got “We forget that we use the there or what happens to it when same treated drinking water to it goes down the drain? Or why wash our cars you should care? and water our “We may think lawns. We flush we have enough our toilets and water for our away it goes with needs in BC but whatever we put that is not always down there,” says the case. Our Foster. “Just a few water is finite, simple changes and the demand such as wateris increasing ing our lawns due to climate less, using rain change, populabarrels, installing tion growth and water efficient fixtures or appliindustry needs,” says Daisy Fosances, and not putting harmful ter, CEO of the 4,700-member substances down our drains can BC Water & Waste Association. make a big difference.” “Although the expenses may not For example, detergents, paint, be apparent, there are significant medications, and many other costs, energy and human input household products end up at required to treat our drinkwastewater treatment plants ing water to be clean and safe, where special processes are deliver it to our taps, and manage required to minimize the impact the wastewater that goes down on the environment and receivthe drain.” ing waters. Fats, oils and grease She adds, “New regulations that we put down our drains can and aging infrastructure such as often cause blockages in sewer pipes and treatment systems will lines resulting in costly repairs. mean upgrades and replaceFoster says, “During Drinking ments and this is something we Water Week, get involved and are all going to have to pay for.” learn more about your water and During Drinking Water Week, the impact of your actions. Start May 20 – 26, BC Water & Waste by taking the Community Water Association asks you to ‘Get

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Did You Know? n The average British Columbian uses 353 litres of water per day, yet thinks they use less than 200 litres per day.* n 78 per cent of British Columbians would fix an internet outage within a day, but only 50 per cent would fix a leaky faucet within the same time frame.* n Replacing an 18-litre-per-flush toilet with an ultra low volume 6-litre or less model leads to a 66% savings in water flushed and will reduce indoor water use by about 30%. *RBC 2013 Canadian Water Attitudes Study.

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HURTIN’ ALBERTAN CROONER Corb Lund brought his brand of country roots music to the Roi Theatre last Thursday to play for a full house. Backed by the Hurtin’ Albertans Lund had the crowd singing, clapping and smiling. Manitobanative Del Barber opened the evening with a short but excellent set. Barber will be hitting the stage at this year’s Midsummer Music Festival. Percy N. Hébert photo

Pretenders show their voices are real in Burns Lake By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Don’t let the name fool you. The Pretenders seniors choral group is the real deal. At the Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts, April 12 and 13, the group earned a silver medal for their three-song performance. A silver medal is equivalent to a score of between 85 and 89 per cent. “I think the group’s strength is they all get along really well, we’re sort of like family,” director Marie Kalyn said. “We get together and just have fun.” This was the first time in five years The Pretenders participated in the competition, Kalyn said. “They were so happy to see us come back,” she said. “We really like going to Burns Lake, we have a bit of fan club there.” The Pretenders have performed in and around the Bulkley Valley for almost 30 years for a variety of audiences, ranging from the Bulkley Valley Exhibition to the Bulkley Lodge and the Meadows. Currently, The Pretenders are practicing for a performance for

The Pretenders have set their sites on a performance during homecoming week celebrations for the Smithers Centennial, August 3 – 10, 2013. Contributed photo

the Smithers Centennial celebrations during homecoming week, August 3 - 10, 2013. They practice every Tuesday at 7:30

p.m. at the Pioneer Activity Centre and Kalyn said they are always on the lookout for new members to join. “We would really like to get more

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The Rock the North benefit jam is set for May 18 and 19 and organizer Melanie Smoke wants to let everybody know why the event is like no other music-based event in northwestern B.C. The 100 per cent volunteer-driven event has a personal origin for Melanie, as she was diagnosed with Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm, a type of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and half of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Pancreatic Cancer Research Association, the local Salvation Army and the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Melanie, husband Mark and a handful of volunteers, have worked feverishly to ensure this event occurred and the idea came after a poorly attended Idle No More event, which the Smoke’s organized. “In my frustration of the complacency of my community I decided we needed something big and fun,” Melanie said. “A benefit concert would bring a lot of people together plus give to causes many find important.” Pancreatic cancer, low on the cancer radar, has a 98 per cent mortality rate, but through employing conventional and traditional medical remedies Melanie has successfully overcome the malady. Last June Melanie had whipple surgery, which removes portions of the pancreas, duodenum and

stomach, for the second time. She nearly succumbed to the effects of the operation. “My ability to absorb nutrients normally is reduced,” Melanie said. “Luckily I was able to eat. “Early on, after I was able to take solids, I would be eating a teaspoon an hour, while others who had the same surgery couldn’t hold down anything.” Melanie has surprised many in the Hazelton area with her level of activity in the community, she said. “It does take it’s toll,” she said. “But it’s worth it.” Rock the North has several musical acts including Mohawk blues musician, Murray Porter, winner of several awards and nominated for a Juno in 2005. Porter has played with Etta James, B.B. King, Burton Cummings and Tom Cochrane. The Racket, recent winners of the best teen band in B.C. competition will also perform. Artists, such as Saskatchewan’s, Jim Poitras, who writes poetry and paints, is also coming and has donated art to raise money for the event. There will be local speakers, such as, Shannon McPhail from SWCC, and Raechelle Wilson from Gitxsan Health. One keynote speaker, Damien Gillis, is coming to show his support for the event and promote B.C. issues. Gillis is co-founder of the Common Sense

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Melanie Smoke helped organize several Idle No More events (like the hail and rain sodden march above) and when people became less inspired to attend she decided to bring together a much larger event in the Rock the North Benefit, which happens May 18 and 19 at the ‘Ksan campground in Old Hazelton. Contributed photo

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Bennett fulfils goal for school By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Tiffany Bennett, now attending her second year at UNBC, lost a friend in Savannah Jones while she was attending HSS and vowed to build a school in her friend’s honour. Bennett, while still in Hazelton secondary, began a fund-raising drive with fellow students as part of the social justice club to fulfil her goal. Since the initial goal of $15,000 was set, the bar was raised twice and the end project is on a different continent. The original amount was raised to $22,000 by the World-Vision group, that was going to facilitate the building of the original school, but due to creative differences the plans fell through. “They couldn’t accommodate naming the school after Savannah,” Bennett said. “That was a huge part of the project for us so we began to look elsewhere.” Elsewhere ended up being Akumal, Mexico, where a Montessori school operates and is in need of two rooms for its elementary school students. One last barrier remained and Savannah’s father, Dave, made sure it was overcome. “Dave put in the final amount which brought us to $25,000,” Bennett said. “This school is also letting us name the wing after Savannah.” Part of the reason the school agreed to the name is because the faculty remembers a helping hand. “Savannah actually volunteered there while her family was on vacation,” Bennett said. “People might not think about Mexico as in need of help, but there’s more to the country than resorts. “This place is

Tiffany Bennett, with the help of most of the Hazelton area community, raised enough to build a school for Savannah Jones, who was lost to the community in 2008.

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near Cancun and is a bit off the beaten path where poverty is pretty obvious.” The final part of the project will be underway and Bennett is excited. “A bunch of us are going down to help build the classrooms,” Bennett said. “We’re just waiting for final approval and we’ll book our flights and head there.” The classrooms are set to open in September as the next school year begins. Bennett knows she isn’t the only one that has made the classrooms a reality. “Since we began fund-raising there’s been support from every part of the Hazeltons and surrounding area,” she said. “This project is really close to my heart, as it is for many others, so it’s nice to see it come together for everyone involved.”

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In Memoriam

The Harkema family would like to invite you to a “Celebration of Life” for

Martin Harkema

Kaitlyn Vanderdeen & Wally Vangrootheest May 17, 2013

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. Martin lost his 13 year battle with cancer on the 20th of July, 2012 in Kelowna. Martin was born on December 3, 1950 in Houston, B.C. – the youngest son of Rienk and Hinke (Helen) Harkema. The family would like his Northern B.C. friends and family to come out and spend an afternoon with them to celebrate Martin’s life. Martin grew up in Houston, B.C. He was a hardworking man and loved the outdoors. Martin spent many years working “up North” for Barrick Gold at Eskay Creek. Due to his health, he retired early and spent many hours gardening, reading and spending time with his wife and family on Quigley Mountain in Kelowna.

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Rosa Havard (nee Holmes) November 21st, 1918 – February 6th, 2013 We will be remembering the life of Rosa Havard on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Pioneer Activity Centre at 3965 Pioneer Place. Everyone who knew Rosa is invited to attend. Drop-in 2-4 p.m.

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ACCOUNTING POSITION VANDERGAAG & BAKKER, Certified General Accountants, located in Smithers, BC is currently interviewing for a full-time accountant. This person must be enrolled as a 3rd or 4th level CGA student or have his or her CGA designation. This person must be able to work independently, be comfortable in dealing with the public and have good communication skills. Good computer skills are required including knowledge of Caseware, Simply accounting and Microsoft Office. Ongoing support and training is provided. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Resumes can be faxed to: 250-847-5102 Emailed to: Dropped of at: 1076 Main Street Or mailed to: Box 2680, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Northern Toyota currently has employment opportunities for the following positions. • Product Advisor/Salesperson • Finance/Business Office • Parts/Service Advisor • Automotive Detailer Northern Toyota is committed to delivering the very best in product quality and customer service. Drop off or foward your resume to:

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CN is a railroad with a great legacy and a very bright future. As an industry leader, we offer our employees secure, rewarding careers. In fact, we’re looking to fill several Train Operator (Conductor) positions across Northern BC including in Prince George, Smithers, Chetwynd and Fort St. John. Join our proud team of railroaders and enjoy full training, a competitive wage and outstanding benefits. In 2012, Canadian Train Conductors earned an average salary of $70,000. To learn how to become a CN Conductor, join us at one of our next career fairs! You will learn more about these challenging and rewarding jobs. This is also your chance to have an interview on the spot!

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Hazelton secondary students: (left to right) Craig Penfold, Kristen Hnatiak and Bryan Johnson, along with the rest of the Chemistry 11 class, compiled a book from a class assignment.

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Last semester a mini-miracle happened at Hazelton secondary school. A Chemistry 11 project was handed out by teacher, Peter Schopfer, and the students actually enjoyed completing it. The assignment, write an essay about an element in the periodic table, which doesn’t immediately strike the average reader as exciting, but it was. The final submissions were so good a book was made. The book, Periodic Adventures, contains 24 stories that are a combination of facts and the teenage imagination. “I was tired of marking reports that I knew the kids hated to do,” Schopfer said. “They still had to submit notes that allowed me to see they understood the chemistry of the element.” To get to a polished essay several students found out how much English counted in this assignment as well. “By the end of the project I think a lot of students didn’t like me very much,” Schopfer said. “I kept handing their assignments back saying ‘not good enough.’” Jan Thorburn, HSS viceprincipal and English teacher, supported the project, particularly the interdisciplinary applications. “I thought the assignment and things the students came up with are amazing,” Thorburn said. “I always stress to students in English classes that the skills they learn are needed in nearly all high school subjects.” The students responded with enthusiasm and chose to express various parts of life from the benign to the serious. “We chose our elements from a

hat,” Kristen Hnatiak said, but it by no means took away from her enthusiasm for the element she ended up with. “Oxygen is awesome!” Hnatiak’s story is told from the perspective of an oxygen molecule. Schopfer helped Hnatiak with the assignment and she received a B for her final submission. She was excited to receive the project for one specific reason. “It was more creative than anything I’ve ever been assigned in science,” Hnatiak said. “It was so much better than just working with numbers and facts.” In Craig Penfold’s story, Bond of Brothers, Sodric, an actor and Soda, a hockey player are attending their first year of separate universities. Penfold, excited about the project, found he learned information due to the nature of the assignment. “I probably wouldn’t have remembered as much if it was just a test,” Penfold said. “It forced me to figure out how sodium would behave in different situations.” Another student, Bryan Johnson, touched on a more difficult topic with his essay, The Electron Junkie. “Phosphorous is really reactive to moisture,” Johnson said, explaining where he got the idea for his story. In the story Phosphert, a phosphorous molecule, is dealing with addiction to electrons, which is taken through a liquid and he ends up negatively affecting his phosphorous family. A lot of research went into the project for Johnson and he was happy it counted as a final mark. Phosphert overdosed on electrons and his family was eventually able to put their lives back together after the tragedy. “I got an A so I’m pretty stoked about that,” Johnson said.








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QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309 TWO FULL time positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician- Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email

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Resumes can be faxed to: 250-847-5102 e-mailed to: dropped off at: 1076 Main Street, Smithers, BC, or mailed to: PO Box 2680, Smithers, BC

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VANDERGAAG & BAKKER, Certified General Accountants are currently interviewing for a full-time bookkeeper. This person must have bookkeeping and payroll experience, computer knowledge, accurate typing skills and confidence in dealing with the public. A benefit package is included as part of remuneration.

We have a position available for an Administrative Assistant in our Smithers, BC location. Primary responsibilities include: general office duties, switchboard, typing and filing. Working on a multi-line switchboard, knowledge of Microsoft Office, strong organizational skills, and Parts experience are considered assets.

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MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED. This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email B7

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Smithers Community Services

“A place where hope, opportunities and possibilities are realized.”

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“A place where hope, opportunities and possibilities are realized.”

Broadway Place Emergency Shelter Outreach Worker Competition #308 Broadway Place Emergency Shelter is a 9 bed low barrier facility that provides services to meet the essential, immediate needs of people who are experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter and nutrition; and, longer term needs by providing support services that move individuals along the housing and services continuum. The Outreach Worker: • Provides direct support services to clients while guiding them toward self-sufficiency • Assist clients with obtaining and maintaining housing, and connecting them to applicable supports and services • Offers training and workshops on various topics including Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Use, and Life Skills • Maintains accurate client files and records all interactions in the BC Housing database • Balances competing priorities while working within a multi disciplinary team • Acts as a role model while providing assistance and mentorship to shelter support staff Qualifications: • Post secondary degree in Social Work or related field • Minimum of 2 years experience providing direct service in a social service environment • Clear and diplomatic communication skills, both written and verbal • Experience using a wide array of current business communication technology • Must have or be willing to acquire Non Violent Crisis Intervention, WHMIS, and OFA Level 1 certification • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence • Must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record Search This is a 25-30 hour per week permanent position. Please apply with resume and cover letter stating competition #308 to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 Railway Ave., Smithers Mail: Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: Closing date: May 31, 2013 Job Description available by request.

Broadway Place Emergency Shelter Summer Relief – Shelter Support Worker Competition #309 Broadway Place Emergency Shelter is a 9 bed low barrier facility that provides services to meet the essential, immediate needs of people who are experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter and nutrition; and, longer term needs by providing support services that move individuals along the housing and services continuum. The Shelter Support Worker: • Provides direct support services to people who are experiencing homelessness • Conducts client intake according to established policy and procedure • Prepares and serves meals and snacks • Cleans and sanitizes staff rooms and common areas, including bedrooms and bathrooms • Refers clients to services and resources as appropriate • Maintains accurate client files and records all interactions in the BC Housing database • Balances competing priorities while working within a multi disciplinary team • Demonstrates compassion, a high level of energy, and well defined boundaries Qualifications: • Social Services certificate or diploma • Minimum 12 months experience providing direct service in a social service environment • Clear and diplomatic communication skills, both written and verbal • Experience using a wide array of current business communication technology • Must have or be willing to acquire Non Violent Crisis Intervention, WHMIS, and OFA Level 1 certification • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence • Must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record Search • Knowledge of the community and First Nations Culture is an asset This is a temporary position providing on call and scheduled coverage. The successful applicant will be required to work a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend shifts. Please apply with resume and cover letter stating competition #309 to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 Railway Ave., Smithers Mail: Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: Closing date: May 31, 2013 Job Description available by request.


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requires 2 Sales Representatives • Good customer skills / $11.25 hr. • Maintain sales records for inventory control/ sell merchandise • Keep store clean/ stock inventory Interested applicants contact Sukhsimrat Pal Singh at or fax 250-847-2711 or drop in person to 3696 Hwy 16 Smithers BC.

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Frontier Chrysler – Smithers BC has an immediate opening for a 4th year or Journeyman Automotive Technician. Interested applicants can forward their resume to or drop off in person to Jason at 3046 Hwy 16 in Smithers.


Aqua North Plumbing & Heating Ltd ~ In-Shop Shipper-Receiver ~ Looking for a motivated individual with a valid drivers license and a minimum education of Grade 12, who can work independently to complete tasks, while continually providing friendly and polite service to customers who are in need of our in-shop services. Primary job Duties: •

Receiving freight from suppliers and organizing/sorting it in a tidy, diligent, and accurate manner

Receptionist/Front-End Coordinator Specific Qualifications: • Have excellent communication skills • Be comfortable/competent with computer use • 25-37 hours weekly, may include Saturdays

Collect and record customer orders, as well as any orders required for our own projects

$ssist customers in ¿nding necessary materials, while answering questions where possible

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Please submit cover letter and resume with references to: Alpine Optometry #2-3767 2nd Ave. Smithers, B.C V0J-2N0

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PREGNANCY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS HIRING: The successful applicant for the position of Perinatal Outreach Worker will be a team player, knowledgeable in the area of perinatal development, pregnancy and nutrition: • Acting as an advocate and support for clients, the worker will actively participate in goal setting and learning opportunities for outreach participants. • Familiar with nutrition, the successful applicant will have a Food Safe certificate and enjoy working in an active kitchen setting. • As part of this close knit team, expertise with Breastfeeding and Perinatal education is an asset. • This worker brings a professional background of team leadership and administrative experience in program development and evaluation. • Education in LPN or ECE, experience or a combination will be considered. • The position is permanent part time and is 20 hours per week and will require a commitment to the hours set. Salary is dependent on experience and education. • A clear criminal record check will be required. • A valid Class 5 license is an asset. Please mail a current resume and letter of application to: Judi Calhoun Starting Smart POP, Bag 999, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

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Please drop off resumes, in person, to Aqua North Plumbing & Heating at: 3859 First Avenue, Smithers.

STEPPING STONES PARENTING PROGRAM IS HIRING: The successful applicant for Stepping Stones Lead will: • Be energetic and enthusiastic, a team leader • Have a background in ECE or proof of experience • Have training in Parenting and Facilitation • Hold their Food Safe and Childsafe certificates • Enjoy young children in an active setting • Be a capable leader with solid skills in reporting and goal setting • Have a clear criminal record check Salary is dependent on education and experience. This position is 8 hours on Thursdays; we would ask the successful applicant be able to commit to this one day every week. The successful applicant for the position of Childcare Worker will be: • Knowledgeable in Early Childhood Development • A true team player • Diligent and hard working • Enjoy young children in a demanding and busy setting • A clear criminal record check will be required. This position is for 5 hours per week, on Thursdays. We will ask that the successful applicant be able to commit to this time slot. Please mail a current resume and letter of application to: Judi Calhoun Starting Smart POP, Bag 999, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

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Smithers Golf & Country Club Is currently hiring part-time Cook, Dishwasher, Prep-cook, Servers & Bartenders. Please drop off resumes to Smithers Pro Shop or email resumes to

We look forward to you joining our team!

Hudson Bay Lodge

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Interested candidates may apply in confidence by fax to 250-847-4878 or e-mail resumes to

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District of Kitimat, full time permanent, wage range $37.01 $44.78, over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s license required. Submit resumes by May 31, 2013, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email

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The Town of Smithers is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Engineering Technician. This is a full-time regular unionized position with CUPE. General Statement of Duties: Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Senior Engineering Technician is responsible to efficiently organize and coordinate the engineering work in the Development Services Department. Qualifications Must Include: • a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or acceptable equivalent. • five (5) years senior experience in engineering technology in a municipal setting, including supervision of employees. May consider less experienced, but fully qualified candidates. • Considerable experience and proficiency in creating drawings in AutoCAD and Civil 3D. • excellent working background in municipal infrastructure design, surveying, tendering, contract documents, construction administration, inspection, materials testing/ quality control, recording of as-built drawings, site safety, grant application writing, cost estimating and capital works planning. • excellent inter-personal skills in dealings with contractors, consultants, the public, owners, developers, utility company representatives, senior staff,  municipal employees and other government employees. • proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and MS Office environment. • a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License • physically capable of fulfilling the required duties For complete details of this position, please request a job description from the Town by contacting the individual noted below or visit our website at www. Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter, resume, three references and a current driver’s abstract by 4:00 pm, May 31, 2013 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Confidential: Competition #13-10 Town of Smithers Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250-847-1600 Fax: 250-847-1601 Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or in person but cannot be submitted via email or without a current driver’s abstract. The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sale conducted on behalf several estates. SALE 1 May 25, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Topley, BC. Topley Garage, Intersection of Hwy 16 & Hwy 118 to Granisle. Industrial & Milling: 2000 Case Excavator 9020B, Cat EL 300H Button Top, Caterpillar D8K (1980) w/ 3Shank ripper, blade, brush piling rake, 22 ft cutting Edge portable band saw sawmill, Alaskan sawmill. Farm: JD 466 square baler, new idea round baler, Hesston #7 9ft mower conditioner, 6 wheel Vicon Rake, 10’ drag, Cattle squeeze (calf table), 3 bottom plow. Vehicles, Trailers & Marine: 93 & 95 F250 Ford xcab diesel 4x4, international dump truck, 95 Chevy Blazer, Pontiac car, 94 Nissan v6 4x4 pickup, 04 Chevy xcab v6 pickup, 1/2 ton Dodge 4x4 pickup, Ford 600 truck, single axel Ford F800 truck w/ snowplow, sander attachment for snowplow truck, tandem axel car trailer, Danchuck tandem axel trailer, lg shop trailer, 1000 gallon Enviro water tank on trailer, 2x approx. 500 gallon water tanks all on trailers, RV tow dolly, 19’ sailboat w/trailer, 12’ day sailer sailboat, 9hp Merc, 14’ Bowrider w/ trailer & 90hp Merc, Zodiac, rubber singy Seagull antique outboard motor. Tools & Equipment: CNC controller complete unit milling m/c lathe & one controller Mitotoyo, 14kw diesel generator, multiple stick welders, 5 wire feed welders, welding helmets, welding rod in wood drawer cabinet, Honda genset, multiple air compressors + Kottler Magnum 10 M10S shop compressor, Coleman Powermate 3500 psi 4.0 gpm, Makita cut off saw, floor & bench type drill presses, 2x Acetylene & cutting torch, fuel tanks, misc. tools, 2x pressure washers, mechanic tools, antique 100 yr old tools, portable tool boxes, tool chests, rolling tool boxes w/ & w/o tools varied sizes, Nusteel 26� professional 2 drawer chest tool box, 1/2�, 3/4�, 1� drive sockets, various size open end wrenches, bore drill bits, carpentry tools, routers, band/table saws, Makita drill, Wayjax fire pump, Honda GX110 water pump, 2.66hp water pumps, 2x hydraulic hose press + Dayco hydraulic press w/ chucks, small socket set. Supplies: Cables & wires, steel shelving & plastic draw bins, nuts & bolts, bolt bin w/ bolts, welding rod in wood cabinet, hydraulic fittings, ratchet straps, new & used steel, 20 ton hydraulic jack, binders, handyman jacks, tow chains, industrial hydraulic rams, ear protection, spill kits & first aid equipment, new culverts, logging truck & vehicle chains. Farm & House Misc: Wooden dog house, lg folding wire dog kennel, lg tandem wheel barrel, chicken feeders & waters, plastic & metal water trough, lg wall tent used & brand new in box canvas wall tent both w/ stoves, parachute, old fashioned push reel lawn mower, Tcchumsen TCII mini rototiller, zodiac air pump, water hoses, mineral samples, 10 new 4x8 sheets of copper. Livestock & Tack: 3 saddle horses, bareback pad, parelli carrot sticks, bridles, halters, breast collars, blankets, leads, reins, horse boot, western saddle, endurance saddle, saddle blankets. Horse gear & antique items such as spreaders, scotch tops. More items, too numerous to list. Household: Propane fridge & freezer, ele. fridges & freezers, misc. household furniture & antique furniture. SALE 2 June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am. Dawson Creek, BC. The George Dawson Inn on 8th Street. Consignments welcome! Condition of Sale. Terms: cash & Cheque with I.D., sorry no credit cards. Items are sold As is / Where is condition. Not responsible for accidents. Any question please contact: B9

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Building Supplies

Misc. for Sale

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Misc. for Sale ACTIVE CARE prowler 3410 scooter. 4 wheels, lights, turn signals, c/w charger. Like new $2500. (250)847-3640 AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

J315 JACUZZI hottub. $3000 obo. Call (250)847-1337 for more info. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. Or visit online: STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

Breathe through a straw for 60 seconds. That’s what breathing is like with cystic fibrosis. No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.

Construction Site Superintendent The Construction Site Superintendent is responsible for the supervision of all construction activities that take place on the work site and for ensuring consistently high standards of safety, workmanship and efficiency. As Superintendent, you will manage on site construction workers and enforce required safety and work regulations, policies and procedures. You will ensure the efficient use of labour, machines and materials on site and will administer planning and scheduling of work, records maintenance and job progress reporting, including costs and safety. Although mainly a supervisory and construction site management role, the Superintendent may be required to assist in the construction on an occasional basis and must be familiar with contracts and procedures. Preference will be given to Gold Seal Certified Superintendents.

Please forward your resume by May 17, 2013 to: Babine Forest Products Limited, Human Resources By email By fax 503-291-5590 Babine offers competitive compensation and benefits, the potential for career advancement and is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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250-847-4550 Excavating & Drainage

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Mini Excavator for Hire

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Summer Step Up Part-Time On Call Summer Tutor Competition #310 The Summer Step Up program offers one-on-one tutoring to students wishing to maintain and strengthen their literacy and numeracy skills in a casual summer environment. Step Up also provides meaningful work experience for students considering teaching as a career. The on-call tutor provides support to students wishing to strengthen and upgrade their skills in a variety of school subjects. The tutor is responsible for planning and executing lessons geared toward helping the student achieve their learning goals. Experience working with children and teaching or tutoring is preferred. Students who are First Nations and/or can speak French are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a part-time on call position that would be suitable for a senior high school or university student. Step Up operates weekdays through July and August.

Please apply with resume and cover letter stating competition #310 to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 Railway Ave., Smithers Mail to: Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: Closing date: May 31, 2013

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Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: • Be registered full time during the preceding academic year and intending to return to school full time in the upcoming year • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years • Have completed grade 11

Please help us.

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Babine Forest Products Limited, Burns Lake BC

Job Description available by request. Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: & Website

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NEW PHOENIX chain link gate, 4’x18’. $300. (250)8474617

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! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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HARRISON LOG HOMES has for sale a large selection of milled dry fir timbers.877-1578

Heavy Duty Machinery

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Sewer and water lines, hedge & tree removal, small building demo, landscape prep. tight access.

250-846-9100 Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters & Downspouts

Continuous Aluminum Gutters 250-846-5509

Bulkley Valley Eavestroughing - Telkwa Serving the Bulkley Valley. Willy Verhelst

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MULTI-FAMILY Garage Sale Highway 16 Telkwa, across from gas station 8am-12pm, watch for balloons.

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Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742

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5 ACRES Bluff Road, Telkwa, excellent view, water to property line. (250)846-5698 ACREAGES at the end of Jackpine Rd, Telkwa, B.C. Nice view and exc. water supply. Power to property line. For info. please call 250-846-5354 or fax 250-846-5394

BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE, furnished 2400 sq.ft. house. 3 bdrms, 3 baths, gas fireplace, 6 appl., 5 acres, 5 min. from town, overlooking Bulkley Valley. $1600 + util. Avail. May 15. N/S. N/P. Ref’s req’d. 250847-0345.

For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315

HOUSE For Sale In Houston Looking To Buy a House With the UP-GRADES Done, ready to move in. WELL WE HAVE THE HOUSE FOR YOU Four bedroom 2 bathroom house located in town. Numerous upgrades. For appointment to view 1- 250-845-2613

Lots OKANAGAN 22 ACRES serviced in town, subdividable, $495,900. Developer direct 250-486-2529.

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.

Immaculate 2 bdrm 3615 Alfred Ave New upgrades, energy efficient, 5 appl, N/S, N/P $1150/mth, 1 yr lease. Avail. May 15 250-847-0937 Sonia

NEW 3 bdrm house on Watson’s Landing. $1400/mth + util., N/P, N/S. Available immediately. (250)877-2548.

Suites, Lower 1 BDRM, ground level suite in private home, sep. entrance, incl. F/S/W/D, all util, sat. TV, internet, patio. Backed up to wooded area, fenced yard, for quiet single mature adult, N/S, N/P. Ref’s Req’d. $950/mth. Avail. immed. 250-847-3827 after 6 p.m.

Suites, Upper FURNISHED UPSTAIRS one bdrm suite on Tyhee Lake. Cathedral ceilings, large deck, quiet, scenic view, satellite TV, suitable for single person. N/S, N/P. 250-846-9636. TELKWA, 2 BDRM bsmt suite, partially furn, living room, kitchen. $750/mth + util. (250)846-5320

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1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 400 CI with Turbo 400 trans and shift kit. Paint, interior, chrome, and too much to list all done. Excellent condition throughout for this cruiser. Was $ 23,500.00 Now Only $21,500.00. Serious Buyers Only 250-615-7225

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22,000 obo 250-847-4529 Trucks & Vans


Stow’n go back seats, two sets of tires, well mantained, only 58,000 kms

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2 bedroom house lake view, rural Smithers. Suit prof couple. Small pet ok. N/s. References. $900 plus all utilities. Available June 1 or sooner. 250-964-3992 after 7 pm or leave message or by e-mail:

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4117 Alfred Avenue, Smithers $282,500 4 bdrm, 2 bath family home in quiet, child-friendly neighbourhood, just 3 blocks from Main Street. Many recent upgrades including oak hardwood flooring, furnace / hwt, roofing and deck. Large, private treed back yard with raised garden bed and wired workshop. Call 250-847-5873 to view.

Private, secluded 5 acre lot. Access completed, hydro nearby. Within town limits. Beautiful valley view.

$223,000 21925 Kiteguecla Loop Charming country home on 4.23 acres. Bright and extremely well kept, lots of windows, high ceilings 2 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, landscaped, garden and storage shed.

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Personal Real Estate Corporation

Cell 250-847-0725

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

5,995 obo


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2005 Chrysler Sebring (Touring) Call for more information 250-847-4174 or 780-349-0927

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3471 Old Babine Lake Road


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12,900 obo 250-877-2727


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Trucks & Vans

2008 Dodge Caravan

SMITHERS, 1 bdrm, clean, quiet, adult building, N/P, N/S, basic cable, ref req, $700 877-6100

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Used once a year, stored inside, M.bdrm w/shower & sep bath, bunk beds, full push-out, table w/chairs, couch, 3 TV hook-ups, awning, lots of storage, 2-bike rack, Gooseneck Hitch. email


MARRIED COUPLE with child looking for house sitting this summer, anytime June 10 to Aug. 15. Will look after pets, mow lawns, etc. No remuneration expected. 250-847-9263


(281EFS Polar Package)

Moving must sell. Deluxe 33’ Fleetwood with toy hauler, sleeps 8. Used only once to Arizona. Originally purchased for $40,000 in May 2008. Recently serviced asking $24,000. (306)673-2323 or (250)-643-3777

For Sale By Owner

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2006 28’ Cougar


For Sale By Owner

SL 2 dr convert, average condition.



2002 DODGE 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel pick-up 8ft with canopy $16,000 (250)847-0340

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices


RE: The estate of Karl Erik Olesen, deceased, formerly of 1514 Gun-ANoot Trail, Williams Lake, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Karl Erik Olesen are hereby notiÀed under section  of the Trustee Act that Sarticulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o G.E. Greene Law CorSoration, 3.O. Box 4, 5 Alfred Avenue, 6mithers, British Columbia, 9- N on or before October 5, 1, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the Sarties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Estate of Ernest Laurie MacNamara, aka Ernest Laurie McNamara, aka Ernie Laurie MacNamara, aka Ernie Laurie McNamara, aka Ernest MacNamara, aka Ernest McNamara, Deceased, formerly of 1369 Coalmine Avenue,Telkwa, British Columbia (the "Estate") Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Sandra Faye Hannah c/o Heather Sadler Jenkins LLP, Attn: Roberta J. Stewart, 204 - 1302 Seventh Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3P1, on or before June 6, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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LPN course in Hazelton seeks provincial recognition By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

A licensed practical nurse program that has been offered at the First Nation’s high school in Old Hazelton has some students concerned after they learned they weren’t going to be certified upon graduation next month. The 20-month nursing program, which over the years has successfully graduated

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students who went on to prosperous nursing jobs, is in this situation through no fault of local staff. A change in the application process for schools running satellite programs, such as Edmonton’s Norquest College, the source of the program in question, has led to a hiccup in this year’s graduating class’s ability to find work immediately after graduating. A Norquest representative

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was unavailable for comment at press time. Essentially, a student is usually granted an interim license from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. to work before passing a national license exam, the next of which occurs in September. Marj McRae, Gitksan Wet’suwet’en Education Society executive director, is working with CLPNBC to get the current nursing class the same

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opportunities available previous years. “This class will graduate in June like every other class has,” McRae said, voicing her concern for this year’s graduating class. “It’d be a shame if these students were denied the chance to get a good job here.” Sara Telfer, deputy registrar with CLPNBC, says there is another route for this year’s graduates. “They could apply for

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certification in Alberta upon completing the course in Hazelton,” Telfer said. “That process can take as little as two weeks time and they should be able to apply for jobs in B.C. “Unfortunately this program was not registered properly by Norquest this year, which would have ensured all graduates an interim license.” Graduation for the program is set for June 13.

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#75-95 Laidlaw Road

3940 Third Avenue

24055 Walcott Road, Telkwa

3960 Broadway Avenue

3025 Kelly St, New Hazelton

1415 Hyland Place

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3 bedrooms Snow roof Front living room Empty, quick possession

Donna Grudgfield NEW LISTING

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75x125 fenced yard, 16x28 shop 4 bdrm, 2 bathroom, hardwood floors Nat gas F/A heating, new roof


5 acres, fenced for horses 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Garage, circular drive 2 sundeck, mountain views

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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Hardwood floors under carpets 24x24 detached garage Both house/garage have newer roofs

Donna Grudgfield

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99x120 lot, paved drive, RV parking 4 bdrm, custom home, in-law suite Great location, rare find

Leo Lubbers

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4 bedrooms, full basement New hardwood, carpet & linoleum Basement suite, 3250 square ft total Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia NEW PRICE

4248 Reiseter Avenue

3320 Muir Road

3520 Fourth Avenue

3217 Balsam Road

4 Aurora Avenue

McDonell Road

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3 bedroom, 4 level split 2 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings Main floor family rm, many updates Visual tour @

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Build some sweet equity 5 acres minutes west of Smithers 1300 sq ft, had fire, needs work! Visual tour @

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Alida Kyle

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5 bedrm family home in Smithers Large deck, fenced yard Hardwood floors and gas fireplace Hot tub and 6 appliances mls n226999

1690 square foot mobile on 5 acres 3 bedrooms, large rec room Beautiful view of Hudson Bay Mtn Close to town, workshop

Peter Lund



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

Ron Lapadat

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Timbered 150 acres Approx 3300 ft lake frontage On beautiful McDonell Lake 1175 square foot log cabin

Sandra Hinchliffe



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Lot 2 Morgan Road

#38 – 95 Laidlaw Road

11268 Old Babine Lake Rd

Lot 2 Slack Road

12915 Eagle Road

23557 Ridge Road

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

Sandra Hinchliffe

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

Sandra Hinchliffe


Cozy 1.5 storey home, 816 sq ft Private 5.14 acre lot Drilled well and septic House requires finishing

Karen Benson

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

Peter Lund


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5 acres, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Riverfront and mostly treed Minutes to Telkwa school bus

Leo Lubbers

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Park-like 7.2 acres, 3 bedrm home Guest cabin, shop, seasonal stream Organic garden/hobby farm buildings Greenhouses, root cellar, carport

Leo Lubbers

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#5 – 1410 Hwy 16, Telkwa

1321 Dogwood St, Telkwa

924 Highland Road

3232 Turner Way

1773 Main Street

Lot 1 Whistler Road

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New redesigned living area 3 bedrm, 3 bath, large dining area Low strata fee, attached garage

Leo Lubbers

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Beautiful level 1.75 acre location Well kept 4 bdrm, 2 bathrm home 2 car garage,big deck, lots of storage

Ron Lapadat

Ron Lapadat

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Family living at its best! Great 5 acre, view location Updated 3900 sq ft country home


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4 bedroom, 6 years young Great room with 18’ ceiling Heat pump, gas fireplace Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

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Affordable 3 bedroom family home Mortgage helper suite Carport, sundeck, fireplace, lane Visual tour @

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Enjoy 5.9 acres, south east exposure Minutes to town and ski hill Private, rural, view Paved to driveway

Dave & Sonia

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1220 Hunter Ave, Telkwa

Lot 5 Hyland Place

2 Harmon Cres, Granisle

3739 Fifteenth Avenue

2200 Cote Road

20887 Hwy 16 W

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Great Bulkley River frontage Custom built log 1½ storey home Birch floors, fir cabinetry Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

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Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Rare undeveloped lot in Silverking Quiet cul-de-sac location Great mountain views This won’t last

Sandra Hinchliffe

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

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Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

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

Jantina Meints

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

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Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

Spacious & bright, 4 bedrm home Freshly painted exterior & interior Hill section, Hudson Bay Mtn view Perfect family home

Jantina Meints

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

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Alida Kyle Cell. 877-2802

Beautiful 4.41 acres On the sunny side of the Valley Established driveway Fantastic views, 5 minutes to town

Kiesha Matthews

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

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Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

Spectacular 46 acre property Only 10 minutes from Smithers 4 bedrooms, 1-4 piece bathroom 24 x 24 wired shop

Kiesha Matthews

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Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420

Smithers Interior News - August 20, 2010

On nOW At YOUR BC BUiCK GmC DeAleRs. 1-800-Gm-DRive. GmC is a brand of General motors of Canada. ♦/‡/††/*/†Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 sierra eXt 4X4 (R7C), 2013 terrain FWD (R7A), 2013 Acadia FWD (R7A), equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). license, insurance, registration, PPsA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GmC Dealer marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GmCl, RBC Royal Bank, tD Auto Financing services or scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. see Buick GmC dealer for details. tBased on Gm testing in accordance with approved transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ‡0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/tD Auto Financing/scotiabank for 84/48 months on new or demonstrator 2013 terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD. example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$208 for 84/48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. 0.99% Purchase financing for 84 months on 2013 sierra eXt 4X4 on approved credit by tD Auto Financing services/RBC Royal Bank/scotiabank. example: $10,000 at 0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $123. Cost of borrowing is $355, total obligation is $10,355. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $27,495 with $3,300 down on 2013 sierra eXt 4X4, equipped as described. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment and/or trade may be required. monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. ≠Based on a 0.9%/0.9%/3.6%, 24/48/60 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 sierra eXt 4X4/2013 terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by Gm Financial. lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of and security deposit may be required. total obligation is $11,022/$19,504/$23,083. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,995/$11,228/$17,037 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ♦$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 sierra eXt 4X4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. see your Gm dealer for details. $1,500/$2,000 non-stackable cash credits is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 sierra 1500 ext Cab/sierra 1500 Crew. nonstackable cash credits are available only when consumers opt for the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. see dealer for details. Offer ends may 31, 2013. ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. +the Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, llC, used under license. †*Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: middle/Cross Utility vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. excludes other Gm brands. ^*For more information visit ** U.s. Government 5-star safety Ratings are a part of the national Highway traffic safety Administration’s (nHtsA’s) new Car Assessment Program ( †valid at participating Gm dealerships in Canada only. Retail customers only. Offer ranges from 750 to 3,000 AiR miles® reward miles, depending on model purchased. no cash value. Offer may not be combined with certain other AiR miles promotions or offers. see your participating Gm dealer for details. Offer expires July 2, 2013. Please allow 4–6 weeks after the offer end date for reward miles to be deposited to your AiR miles® Collector Account. to ensure that reward miles are deposited in the preferred balance, Collector should ensure his/her balance preferences (AiR miles® Cash balance and AiR miles® Dream balance) are set as desired prior to completing the eligible purchase transaction. GmCl may modify, extend or terminate this offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. ®™trademarks of AiR miles international trading B.v. Used under license by loyaltyOne, inc. and General motors of Canada limited. ‡‡Offer only valid from April 2, 2013 to July 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GmC terrain, Aztek, sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, saturn vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GmC terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). this offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on Gm vehicles. the $1,000 credit includes Gst/Pst as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GmCl reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply.


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plus +event % 84 0

25 MPg

11.2L/100kM HWY 15.9L/100kM CITYt


46 MPg

6.1L/100kM HWY 9.2L/100kM CITYt



34 MPg



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- Fold Flat Second and Third Row Seating for Flexibility and Cargo Capacity - IIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick^* and NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety**

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- Segment Exclusive Automatic Locking Differential - best-In-Class 5 Year/160,000km Powertrain warranty^, 60,000km Longer than Ford F-150 or Ram^^



- Consumers Digest best buy For The Fourth Year In A Row+ - 2.4L I4 Engine or Newly Available 3.6L V6 Engine - Multi-Flex™ Sliding And Reclining Rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom†*






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

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Smithers Interior News, May 15, 2013  

May 15, 2013 edition of the Smithers Interior News

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