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Would gas revenue increases mean permanent loss of timber supply? WALTER STRONG

As natural gas pipeline proponents queue up to seek environmental, regulatory, and finally, economic approvals, members of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) wonder how much the environment and the people of North Central B.C. can sustain. Neil Milne, assistant director of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) project for TransCanada PipeLines Limited, made a presentation to the RDBN board on June 20, 2013. The proposed 750 Kilometre pipeline would be designed, built, owned and operated by TransCanada. The pipeline would deliver natural gas from extraction fields in North East B.C. to a proposed liquid natural gas facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward. Progress Energy, a Canadian company wholly owned by Malaysian energy giant Petronas, is footing the bill for the development of the pipeline. It is still early days for the pipeline which has yet to apply for its provincial environmental assessment. If all assessment hurdles are cleared, project construction would get underway in 2015 and possibly be completed and in service by as early as 2018. During construction, the project would employ 6000 people in 13 different work camps along the pipeline rightof-way. Once in service, the pipeline itself would not generate much employment ...see PIPELINES

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Seeing the forest for the trees With discussions surrounding changes to the forest act supposedly to resume this summer, the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) is preparing a policy statement to help inform the process

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PIPELINES from t P1 - approximately 40 full-time employees could oversee the entire route once it is in operation - but it would generate large royalty and tax revenues. The province could expect to receive up to a quarter billion dollars in gas revenues annually, and regional districts along the right away would divy up between 20 and 25 million dollars annually in tax revenue. Regional District of Bulkely Nechako board members have entertained many visits from energy giants with news of their pipeline proposals. Conversation and questioning around the board table immediately turned to what Taylor Bachrach, RDBN director and Smithers mayor, termed ‘the conversation we’re not having.’ “[Regarding] the question of how many of these [pipelines] we could see, the only threshold you mention are the availability of reserves and the ability to generate the power to run the LNG facilities,” said Bachrach. “The other key thresholds are the airsheds that the LNG facilities are in - at what point do you start seeing major human health effects from burning the gas [to run the facility] - and at what point do we cross the threshold regarding carbon emissions?” Another conversation not typically on the table is the loss of timber through the massive clear-cutting required to create pipeline right-of-ways. Although numbers were not immediately available for the PRGT project, TransCanada’s other project - Coastal GasLink - would require the removal of 20 million dollars worth of harvestable timber along the 50 metre wide right-of-way. In addition to the value of the timber harvested, and perhaps burned due to the remoteness of the pipeline route, there is the potential reduction to provincially mandated annual allowable cuts (AAC). Mills in the region rely on AACs for their supply, but the harvest level determinations are based on available timber, so any healthy timber taken out of a supply area - for whatever reason - can mean a reduced AAC for mill dependent, local economies. Rob MacDougall, RDBN director and Fort St. James

mayor, upon quick calculation pointed out that even if only half the timber along the right-of-way were otherwise harvestable, it would represent enough wood supply to run a medium size mill for a year. “There’s a huge competition for timber throughout our timber supply areas,” MacDougall said. “For forestry-based communities, this is front-and-centre.” Bill Miller, RDBN director and chairperson, elaborated that multiple pipeline proposals each taking different routes from north to west could have a multiplier effect on the amount of timber permanently removed from the working forest supply base.

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The past week had enough news for several full page write-ups complete with a colour photo spread each. For reasons that we’ll leave for another editorial, the week that was won’t get the treatment we’d like to give it. Instead, this editorial will try and cram a bit more content in about the past week. The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) finds itself in the middle of a lot of hot topics up north, and it seems to be charting a path towards greater influence in provincial conversations surrounding resource development and forestry policy. As it should. The RDBN should be much more than an administrative body dealing solely with mundane, everyday issues like bylaw enforcement and building permits. After provincial electorates, the various regional districts are the largest elected bodies representing the people of their regions. There’s no other opportunity for the elected representatives of widely spread but economically and socially interdependent communities to get together and form a united position on shared issues. The RDBN in particular is one of the most interesting regions on the map. Stretching from west of Smithers and bordering the Peace River District in the east, the RDBN is home to communities and First Nations heavily committed to forestry, mining, fisheries, ranching and tourism. Our diverse region is also a critical connector between the intensive gas exploration in the Peace River Region and proposed liquid natural gas liquification and storage plants on the coast. It is good to see the RDBN asking hard questions about air quality, timber supply and fisheries in the face of increasing industrial pressures. The RDBN is uniquely equipped and staffed to inform good provincial policy. Another area where the RDBN can lead the way is in consultation with First Nations through the region. At some point, somebody will have to get it right and establish protocols of consultation with First Nations before announcing resource projects as if indigenous approval were a foregone conclusion. Watching industry, the province and First Nations ‘consult’ on industrial projects now is like watching a troupe of blindfolded dancers share a stage while each moves to their own private choreographer. On a lighter note, it was great to see the work being done at Kager Lake to improve access for anyone with mobility issues. Widening the boardwalk along the pathway means a lot not only for wheelchair access, but for the use by those who need walkers or other aids to get around. Once the work is complete, there will be flat access right from a small parking area to the boardwalk which leads onto the rest of the Kager Lake trail circling the lake. The trail gets a little steep in some sections well past the boardwalk, but the improvement to out-and-back use will be significant. Hopefully more area residents will get out and enjoy the walk once it’s complete. Passing along a message from one of the local trail ride organizers, drivers need to remember that the Kager Lake road is also the access road for many residents to their homes. We need to not let our enthusiasm to hit the trails override considerate driving habits through the area.

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There are nine new faces in Premier Christy Clark’s cabinet, seven of them elected to the B.C. legislature for the first time on May 14. They have been handed some of the hottest problems, and Clark’s marching orders in “mandate letters” for each ministry. And this is the start of a four-year term, when unpopular reforms are attempted. Take Amrik Virk, the former RCMP inspector from Surrey who’s suddenly in charge of advanced education. His mandate includes: “Review the student loan program to make recommendations for improvement to ensure the loan program is meeting the needs of today’s students.” Virk must also set targets to “match the skills we need with the skills we are graduating” and require post-secondary schools to “ensure student seats are being filled.” B.C. can’t afford to keep cranking out university grads with $50,000 in debt and no job prospects in a system that’s subsidized 65 per cent. Virk will be working closely with Education Minister Peter Fassbender, who must “ensure seamless transitions” from high school to the workforce for post-secondary trades and apprenticeships. In his spare time, Fassbender is to overhaul the school district bargaining agency and achieve a 10-year peace with the teachers’ union. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton has worked as a Crown prosecutor, so she’ll have some insight into the system that still grapples with Stanley Cup rioters from two summers ago. Her orders are to get traffic tickets and other administrative penalties out of the courts, keep working on integrating police fiefdoms and generally treat the constipation that afflicts law enforcement today. Oh, and get that new Okanagan prison built, to relieve a system that has inmates living in tents. And examine whether to spin off the Liquor Distribution Branch into a Crown corporation, a possible prelude to selling it. Transportation Minister Todd Stone’s first test was a grilling by the Vancouver media. Yup, this Kamloops hayseed has been to the Big Smoke a few times, ridden that fancy SkyTrain and taken the odd ferry, too. Now he has to impose the ferry route reductions that have been worked on by two previous ministers, and push Metro Vancouver through a referendum on ways to fund its own transit. If more tolls or taxes are going to be implemented, now is the time. Coralee Oakes has made a political leap from Quesnel city hall to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. One of her key tasks is to invent a framework for a “rural dividend” from liquefied natural gas development in northwestern B.C. Oakes has to figure out how to “better provide provincial support” to sport and cultural organizations, but do it with no new money. All ministers have strict instructions to balance their lean budgets and take part in the latest “core review” to identify government functions that can be sold, delegated or shut down. New Minister of International Trade Richmond’s Teresa Wat has to find a way to continue the growth of lumber and other exports to China, India and elsewhere on the Pacific Rim. On top of that, the always-delicate softwood lumber agreement with the U.S. expires in three years. The last major eruption on that front was in 2009, when B.C. cut stumpage rates for remote coastal areas to give communities much-needed employment. The Americans were livid, just as they were with our beetle-kill harvesting efforts. And of course, the U.S.-directed environmental movement continues to target Canadian industries. Third-term MLA John Rustad gets aboriginal relations, with specific instructions to deal with gas and perhaps oil pipelines through his Nechako Lakes constituency. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Proving that the munchies can lead to crime, this as of yet unidentified agile male broke into the Rainbow Gas Bar a little before 5 a.m. on the morning of June 24, 2013, and made off with an arm-full of snacks. Clayton Charlie (R), manager of the gas bar, stands beside the small opening the hungry criminal squeezed his way through. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact CrimeStoppers or the local Burns lake RCMP detachment. Walter Strong photos

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With discussions surrounding changes to the forest act supposedly to resume this summer, the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) is preparing a policy statement to help inform the process. At the June 20, 2013 RDBN forestry committee meeting, Bill Miller, RDBN chair and director of area B, tabled a document summarizing his experience and thoughts on forestry in the region. Miller’s ‘Notes to Policy Paper on Forestry’ outlines points of discussion meant to inform future RDBN forestry discussions, and possibly a formal RDBN position on forest management. “We want to influ-

severely curtailed the development of a large and innovative secondary manufacturing sector,” Miller said. “We need to be influencing government to make good policy decisions,” Miller added. “I believe that government - the provincial government especially - policies are driven by special interest groups, whether it’s big industry or other special interest groups that have the ear of the ministers. We need to be part of that because we represent the majority of the people.” Not all directors that sit at the RDBN table share a common forestry background. Miller has spent a lifetime in forestry, and tabling the document has already had an impact on opening up discussion around forestry issues. “Each one of our communities has different needs, desires, stakeholders, and visions of what they want for forest management,” Miller said. “We’re talking about what we can do as a

region to support each one of our individual communities.” On March 12, 2013, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) announced that it would suspend changes to the forest act that would have facilitated the conversion of volume-based forest harvesting licenses to area-base, or tree farm, forest licenses. At the time, MFLNRO Minister Steve Thompson, said that, “We will be initiating a process of broader public consultation this summer based on the recommendations of the special committee and the proposed legislation.” The changes to the forest act were seen as instrumental to the province’s fulfilment of commitments made to Oregon-based Hampton Affiliates that formed the basis of their decision to rebuild the Babine Forest Products sawmill near Burns Lake. It was destroyed in a fatal explosion in January, 2012.


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Editor: I was visiting my mother recently. After incurring a fracture while overseas and then haven't it take care in the US where I live, I had a followup at Burns Lake Hospital. As a person who pays thousands for healthcare, we look for top notch care. I was pleased with the care I received at the hospital It was much better than what I get in the USA. People in small towns say 'The doctors in Prince George or Vancouver are the best'. That's untrue since the doctors at your doorstep have their hearts in the right places and often come from larger city hospitals yearning the quiet life of Burns Lake. Appreciate what you have and that you don't need to pay for that top notch care. As a native person, I also hope that the surrounding communities whose patrons use the health authority services, team up with the health authority to maximize services for the people instead of going for a separate health authority. Just saying. Cynthia George Taha Seattle, Washington

Editor: I just received the latest taxpayer-funded newsletter from our MP, Nathan Cullen. I have long been unhappy to have my tax dollars used to promote political parties but this latest issue is way over the top. Why should I be forced—through my taxes—to pay for NDP literature thinly disguised as news from Ottawa? Our tax dollars paid for the printing and our tax dollars and postage stamps supported its “free” distribution. I have no problem with subsidizing legitimate communications

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between residents of Skeena-Bulkley Valley and our elected representative. However, the use of this privilege to shamelessly promote the NDP and its leader is nothing short of taxpayer abuse. More than that, it’s an abuse of democracy itself. After the last federal election, the NDP re-

ceived over $10 million in “reimbursements” from Canadian taxpayers. That’s $10 million they could spend on self-promotion without using the MP’s local newsletter as a propaganda tool. To use the perks of office and incumbency to push the NDP agenda at taxpayers’ expense is self-

serving and unfair to voters and the future candidates of other parties who do not have this privilege. Thomas Jefferson said that it is tyranny “…to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves…” I couldn’t agree more.

CHP Canada, in contrast, receives no taxpayer money and any literature we distribute is paid for by our own supporters, not by taxpayers. Voters should not be forced to pay for being brainwashed. Rod Taylor Deputy Leader Christian Hertitage Party Canada, Telkwa

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FROM 20 MAN UNIT CREW FOR AUCTION. Funds raised to be given to “Live it, Love it” Foundation created by Burns Lake local Jeff Scott in an effort to empower individuals with disabilities through outdoor recreation. Contact Patrick Birch at the Burns Lake Fire Attack Base (250) 692-3190 or with bids.

Bidding to close July 12th

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I had such a great Father’s day at the lake

Rick and Marie Hunter had a very exciting weekend in Edmonton attending their daughters Aryn Khan’s convocating awards breakfast June 6, 2013. Aryn’s dream of a lifetime has come true, she is now a doctor. She also received a professional association of resident physicians of Alberta bursary. She is very proud of this. This has been a long hard haul for her but it’s behind her now and it opens up a whole new door for her. Her husband Reza is also very proud of Aryn as he has been a wonderful husband and companion. During this time they have had a lovely baby daughter and she is a lit-

tle sweetheart. All Aryn’s family are very proud of her this includes Grandpa Hugh. Aryn’s one wish would have been to have her Grandma Jo here to enjoy it all. Cleaning up This morning I decided to bite the bullet and do something with last year’s Christmas cards. I just hate to have to get rid of them but I am just cramped for room. Some are so pretty with messages on them that I enjoyed reading again. I have a number of cousins in England who always send cards. It costs almost $2 to send cards to the old country from Canada and it seems to go up all the time. Father’s day I had a wonderful Father’s day with the family. I was able to spend some time in my old home. It’s just the same, ready to move into. I feel my dear wife’s presence there as if she had just went out and would be back in a minute or so. Jo loved her kitchen and

we spent so many happy hours there. The kitchen was so tidy and clean, just like Jo would like it. It’s such a bright place overlooking the lake and the main road. The power is still on and the radio was playing, I did not want to leave as I seem to leave something behind. We had lived there for over 60 years so I guess it’s no wonder my hearts there. Bad storm We were warned there was a storm on the way which helped us out a bit but it’s always a surprise when it comes. When we lose the power we are so helpless and confused. When it comes back on we are happy and big time. This may be out on line but if there was a war it would cause devastation big time. Sure would bring a country to its knees. We don’t want to think of something so terrible. We used to get some terrible thunder and lightening storms on the prairie and dangerous

too. There were three kinds of lightening; one was sheet lightening, not dangerous, then chain lightening and the bad one was fork lightening, it was the one that started fires, killed livestock and burnt homes. We were warned never stand by an open door when there was a storm coming. We had some friends who lived close to us called Upton and they used to visit a lot. One bad lighting storm came up and he was standing by an open door. The fork lightening struck him and threw him right across the kitchen and he was hurt. But the interesting part was if a bad lightening storm came up he would take sick and as long as we lived there he would take these spells. They moved away from Evesham and went east. Delightful On the evening of June 18 we had the most delightful evening of music. I must add on classical music with piano Martina Zechendorf and

voice Lauren Solecki, musical theatre songs. What a wonderful talent theses performers have. For want of a better word I will say out of this world. In my heart I know Lauren is going to go a long way with so much talent. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy such music and singing. From the time I was 10 years old to the time that country western and gospel were the way to go, classical music was for the birds and a waste of time. My music and singing was the way to go. I must brag a bit as I was pretty good. Lots of stage, night parties, lots of free dinners and drinks so on and on it went. It was all lots of fun. Then more or less by accident I heard Martina play and something changed me and I thought to myself this is good stuff and from then on I started to enjoy classical music, and of course the singing. I still like country and western

music, now I have something to add onto my love of music. They say it can grow on a person and it has on me. As I look back on my many years of guitar and singing country I realize that I have missed some great opportunities I feel I have passed them by, but I do have so many memories I can enjoy. Again I would like thank Martina and Lauren for giving us all at the Tweedsmuir House such a delightful evening that we will remember for a long time. More music On Thursday evening the Decker Lake church choir gave us a very pleasant evening of singing hymns for us at the Tweedsmuir House. The singing and the message went over very well. Thank you all for coming over to share with us. Last night I was going through some old papers and I noticed a small article about Mr. Colley who was the government surveyor and Colleymount

was named after him. He was on his way back to Canada and went down with the Titanic. He was on his way home after visiting family in England. I was reading about him so I switched on the t.v. and low and behold there was the movie the Titanic on screen. No doubt a coincidence but a bit funny how things work out. Great news The good news is the mill is going to go ahead on schedule, this will sure be a shot in the arm for our town. It needs this and big time. Then I see vandals hit Burns Lake and did a lot of damage as you can see. This is not good news for a small town. These vandals are criminals and it looks like it’s spite work. Every so often this kind of thing comes up. What pleasure do these creeps get out of things like this. Have they no conscience? Have a good week and remember God loves you and so do I

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Planting setback in Binta Lake

Fire zone rehab faces unique challenges


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Walter Strong Replanting efforts in the Binta Lake fire zone recently had a minor setback with the loss of 100,000 tree seedlings to the black army cutworm. The trees were planted just five weeks ago. Although the cutworm prefers to feast on fireweed, it will devour pine, spruce, fir, or larch. “They are a natural part of the forest environment in B.C.,” said Frank Varga, practices forester with Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations B.C. “[They] play a role like any other insect in the natural environment.” A large-scale fire like the Binta fire of 2010, coupled with the program of burning debris piles left from the firefighting effort, can create difficult ground for fresh seedlings to thrive in the face of hungry insects like the cutworm. “Their numbers become very noticeable when a large fire changes the landscape,” Varga added. “The year after a fire, there is no green vegetation and as a result they will feed on anything that is green.” The Binta Lake fire was in 2010, but three years later the ground remains relatively scorched thanks to continued efforts towards fuel mitigation. Firefighting crews build what are essentially slash piles during the suppression. Those slash piles need to destroyed through a controlled burning later so they don’t become new fire hazards. “The large size of the fire, the absence of vegetation, and the reburning of piles on large sections of the Binta, resulted in further vegetation removal with the exception of these sweet little nutrient rich straight-from-the-nursery seedlings,” Varga said. The trees will eventually be replanted and there is nothing to be alarmed about. 100,000 trees represents a small

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Broman Lake Greenhouses The black army cutworm (L) - Actebia fennica - has mowed its way through over 100,000 newly planted tree seedlings in the area of the 2010 Binta Lake fire. The seedlings went into the ground only five weeks ago. Fortunately, in the context of average annual trees planted in the Lakes Timber Supply Area - over 10,000,000 - that barely represents a few days work planting crews. The trees will eventually be replanted. Submitted photos

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Celebration of Life

To all Janet Shaffer’s family and friends, we are having a casual gathering at Stillwater Farm to celebrate her long and fruitful life. Join us from 1 pm to 4 pm on

June 29, 2013

for finger food and coffee.

Please come and help us celebrate the life of a very special lady, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

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Special Public Board Meeting June 27, 2013 7:30 pm A special public meeting of the Board of Education School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) will be held by teleconference on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7:30 pm, at the Burns Lake Administration Office and Vanderhoof School Board Office locations. The item for the agenda is: l 2013 - 2014 Preliminary Budget Approval According to board policy, no business other than that listed on the agenda for which the meeting was called shall be conducted at the meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer


Fundraising underway for Jeff Scott and Live it! Love it!

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Memorial Tea for

Des Monkman Grassy Plains Hall

Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:00pm

Please join the family to celebrate the life of Des Refreshments will be served

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Update on the………

2013 Community Forest Plant Walter Strong photo

Walter Strong With Jeff Scott’s recent win of one of three mobility-modified vans came another hurdle. He needs to raise $12,000 to cover import fees and duties to get the van back to Canada. On June 22, 2013, the Burns Lake Nadina Fire District unit crew held a charity car wash to help raise that money. Jeff Scott, a popular firefighter, had been living his snowboarding dreams in Revelstoke as a member of the fire management branch there when he broke his back in a terrible snowboarding accident three

years ago. Since then, he co-founded the Live it! Love it! Foundation, which connects disabled men and women with the outdoor adventures they otherwise might have lost forever. The new van will help Scott with his work in the foundation. Donations continue to be accepted through the Burns Lake unit crew headquarters in Burns Lake. Bidding is also open on one seven-hour day of labour from the 20 person unit crew. If you need some heavy lifting or other work done and want to help the Live it! Love it! foundation, give Patrick Birch a call at the unit base: 250-692-3190.

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

June 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. Immaculata Church

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - GRANISLE School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) requires an Administrative Assistant at the Babine Elementary Secondary School in Granisle. This is a relief position for a maternity leave. The hours of work will be 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. The successful applicant will be required to start work September, 2013 until the regular employee returns.


The district is seeking highly motivated, progressive individuals who will have completed a one-year college secretarial training program.

Born may 2 1961 died June 23 2013

Passed away peacefully at Rotary Hospice House

Memorial service Thursday at 7 pm at Margret Patrick Hall Funeral Friday at 12 noon at Immaculata Church Internment to follow at chapel park cemetery. Family will be having potlatch Friday night.

The trees are being planted in over 500 ha worth of forest land throughout the community forest. A many thanks to the tree planters at Tree to Tree Contracting for all their hard work!

Funeral Service for

Donny Findlay

Burns Lake Community Forest is proud to announce that we are well on our way to planting the 740,000 trees planned for this year! We are using a 50/50 mix between pine and spruce seedlings in order to reduce the risk of disease within plantations.

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Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at or from the School District Administration Office in Vanderhoof or from any district school. Successful applicants will be invited to verify their qualifications with required testing. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013. Please forward your application to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639 Email: School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lakes District News

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8:00 Pancake Breakfast Royal Canadian Legion

11:00 Parade starts Lakes District Community Choir Vendors

behind Burns Lake Public Library

12:00 Opening Ceremonies Lake Babine Nation Hereditary Drummers and Dancers

Bev Hughes Highland Dancers Sophie Shaer Highland Dancers

Children’s Activities

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Dragon Boat Watermelon Canada Day Cake Canada Day Event sponsored by:

The Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce and Heritage

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Aboriginal Day celebration brings hundreds together at Spirit Square



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Aboriginal Day celebration brings hundreds together at Spirit Square



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Women’s ride

Local women and riders from Terrace, Prince George, and Smithers came to Burns Lake on June 23, 2013 for womens downhill bike clinic, hosted by the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association and Burnt Bikes. Riders learned the basics of trail side bike maintenance and practiced downhill technique with the help of experienced riders. More planned depending on demand. Walter Strong photo

Accessibility improvements

Kager Lake walking trails receiving improvements Walter Strong

Members of the Burns Lake Nadina Fire Zone unit crew have been hard at work making improvements to the boardwalk section of the Kager Lake hiking trail. The project is jointly funded by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Op-

erations (Recreation Sites and Trails BC and the Wildfire Protection Branch), the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association, and the Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society (LORS). Essentially, material and planning are provided by the funding partners and labour is provided by the local fire management crew. Kevin Eskelin, district recreation officer, said that the upgrades are part of a larger program of improving accessibility to provincial recreation sites. The older boardwalk already in place may have presented wheelchair access issues due to

some narrow sections. The old boardwalk - which is still in good shape - is not being removed. Instead, crews are integrating new sections with old in a creative way that will also improves two way traffic along the boardwalk that sees pedestrian as well as mountain bike use. The project, once completed, will also see the camping area expanded to include wheelchair accessible picnic tables. “Recreation sites and Trails BC has put out a contract for a universal access specialist to undertake an accessibility assessment at Kager Lake,” Eskelin explained. “This ...see ACCESSIBILITY

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VBL Recreation Summer Programs: First CanoeKids Camp: July 8 to 12 (for ages

Last Week for Drop-In Ball Hockey Thurs, June 27: 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 15.

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6:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 16 & up.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013



Zombie Apocalypse this Friday


JOHN PATRICK When the zombie apocalypse goes down, it would help if you were good at running very fast. New-school zombies, the post ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake variety, are sprinters. And they're smart. And they can find you. And when they find you they will scale a building and leap through the air to yank down the helicopter you're trying to escape in. Then you will be lunch. Then you will also be a zombie. Cycle repeats as you pull down your own helicopter and eat its occupants. This is essentially what happens in ‘World War Z’ starring

Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos of television's ‘The Killing’, another fine series. Loosely based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks, This movie suffered reshoots and a lot of negative press because of the delays and the change of ending. Normally, that would spell disaster for a movie. As it turns out it’s neither a disaster nor a total triumph, but a solidly put together thriller with plenty of entertaining scenes. Opening scenes shot in Glasgow, which is supposed to be Philadelphia, where we meet Pitt, his wife and two young daughters. Stuck in traffic, we hear news reports of trouble around the world and disease outbreaks, when sud-

denly all hell breaks loose. There’s panic in the streets and people attacking each other, attacks that are close up and frantically edited to the point of confusion, compensated by the intensity. Barely escaping with their lives, the family makes it to an aircraft carrier, where it’s soon revealed that they're in the middle of a worldwide zombie infestation. Zombification is almost instantaneous, the walking dead are fast, savage and abundant. As a former United Nations investigator, Pitt is needed to go back into the mix with a scientist to try to find a cure or a way to stop the outbreak. This takes us to Korea for a gloomy

and hard to follow sequence that’s just a stepping stone to get us to Israel. This is where the movie really starts to gain traction. For a start everything there happens in daylight, and gives us a proper sense of the scale of the devastation. But the eyecatcher is the sheer number of zombies attacking a walled Jerusalem, and they're working together, forming undead pyramids to great effect, as you’ve seen those spectacular shots from the trailer. ‘World War Z’ is a reasonably original take on the zombie movie. It is good entertainment and a descent time-filler. And it’s playing at the Beacon Theatre this Friday.

Florine Critchlow May 19th, 1919 - February 17th, 2013

Celebration of Life Open House June 30th, 2013 from 1:00-4:00pm The Farm 3714 Carpenter Rd. Cheslatta, BC

Congratulations to

Brandon and Rosel Mihalyi

Trail improvements ready soon

ACCESSIBILITY from P12 ▼ aims to inform infrastructure improvements to accessibility for all ages and mobility types. Several other recreation

sites in the Lakes area will also be similarly surveyed, as LORS was successful at some grant funding for the same consultant to undertake that work.” The access specialist will evaluate and

on their marriage on May 18, 2013.

sign-off on accessibility improvements at the local recreation sites. The new sections of the boardwalk are not yet complete. Visitors should respect any ribboned closures for their own safety.

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New boardwalk under construction at Kager Lake. (Below) Some of Burns Lake fire centre unit crew who built it: Vaughn Gaston, Derek Thompson, Will Grimm Joe Holder and Vincent Selina.

Special Public Board Meeting June 27, 2013 7:30 pm A special public meeting of the Board of Education School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) will be held by teleconference on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7:30 pm, at the Burns Lake Administration Office and Vanderhoof School Board Office locations. The item for the agenda is: l 2013 - 2014 Preliminary Budget Approval According to board policy, no business other than that listed on the agenda for which the meeting was called shall be conducted at the meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer

Devon Coyote Lively Folk Music: Plus other local musicians. Friday, June 28 at the Legion. Cover charge. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. J.R. Boss

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Deadline Notice Happy Canada Day

Due to the Canada Day long weekend the deadline for the July 3rd paper will be Thursday, June

27th, at 3:00 p.m.

for all classified word and display advertising and all editorial submissions.


Burns Lake Show & Shine: Spirit Square - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14. Contact: Kristi (250) 692-5721 or


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Community foundation keeps giving The Burns Lake Community Foundation supported more local non-profit groups recently. A cheque for $2000 was presented to the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (L), and $500 was awarded to the Rose Lake Community Club. Submitted Photos

A wonderful experience Henry Washington & John Neufeld Nine months ago Burns Lake Community Church and Burns Lake Pentecostal Church felt led by God to meet together for three months as an “experiment in unity”. There were none of the usual reasons for this such as financial considerations, doctrinal considerations or a lack of leadership or health in either fellowship. We just all unanimously felt that this was a God kind of thing to do. Our churches come from very different doctrinal and traditional backgrounds but we felt that we had One thing in common that outweighed all of these considerations; the Lord Jesus Christ. To our delight we have found this to be truer than we had imagined. All along the way both groups have had a wonderful sense of God’s presence and blessing upon our meetings. This was expressed by our agreeing to continue on for two more seasons of three months each. We are keenly aware that there has been much fussing and disagreement among different Christian groups and denominations. This has made us sensitive concerning how our experiment would be perceived by this community. We have had wonderful feedback as many who don’t really believe, instinctively know that Christians from different backgrounds and traditions should be able to be together with a loving attitude. Many people have been refreshed by the idea of coming together rather than splitting apart. It is the conviction of both our leadership teams that the time has come to meet separately again. Both of our leadership teams met together on June 2nd and there was not one voice of dissent or acrimony. We found complete unity in our decision. What was voiced was a mutual appreciation for each other and the closeness that has developed between our churches. As well, there was a commitment to continue to work cooperatively in the community as well as both groups’ work with Mission Haiti. Both churches have also come to see their particular desire, emphasis, and ministry in the Lakes District become more clearly focused. Jesus prayed to his Father, “I want all of them to be one with each other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me. I also want them to be one with us. Then the people of this world will believe that you sent me.” In all of our life and ministry we have not been associated with such a simple and lovely expression of true fellowship with such awesome respect for our Heavenly Father in the process. It has truly been a privilege and we thank God for it.

If you see a wildfire call *5555 on your cell. Nearly half of all wildfires are preventable. Please, be responsible in our forests.

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Canada Day Celebrations: Monday, July 1 - Pancake Breakfast at the Legion

Creative writing contest - cash prizes (limited to 850 words). Send to: Adult Short Story

8:00 a.m., Parade starts at 11:00 a.m., Opening ceremonies at 12:00 noon.

Contest (N), Box 44169 - RPO Gorge, Victoria, BC, V9A 7K1. email:


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TRANSMISSION FLUSH & FILTER Factory recommended service interval for changing your transmission oil and oil filter is typically once every 50,000 kms.


Automotive Center ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop


Phone: 250-692-3805

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

Drive Thru

IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL for meetings, conferences and events.

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All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Coming June 28th:

Friday, June 28th

Steak Nite

Caesar Salad, Baked Potato & Dessert for $14.00 New! Half portion $10.00

“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Friday, July 1st

Devon Coyote Lively Folk Music

Plus other local musicians.

Canada Day

Pancake Breakfast at The Legion Pancakes, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, juice & coffee

10 cover charge. Music starts at 7:30 PM


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

Read the

Legion Business in

the Classified section!!

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

email: Phone: 250-692-3232

The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society regular hours 11 a.m to 2 p.m on Tue., Wed. and Fri. Local phone number is 250-692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, toll free number is 1-888-939-3333. We collect used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels. New volunteers are always welcome! Burns Lake Show & Shine. Spirit Square - 10 am to 1 pm July 14, 2013. Contact Kristi (250) 692-5721, burnslakeclassiccars@hotmail. com and

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

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

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

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


Sunday 10:00AM

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OUR TOWN Poetry contest - cash prizes. Closing date July 31, 2013. Any poet previously published or not, may enter this contest and be a winner. The contest is open to all poets of any age. Any subject or style of poetry or prose poetry is acceptable and there is no entry fee. The poem should be original and consist of 24 lines or less. Please send one original poem only to: Open Ages Poetry Contest (N), Box 44169 RPO Gorge, Victoria, BC, V9A 7K1 or email:

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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Marguerite Jean Stanton June 25, 1922 - May 3, 2013

Marguerite Jean Stanton was born June 25, 1922 in Kinistino, Sask. and passed away May 3, 2013 at The Pines in Burns Lake, B.C. Jean’s childhood and school years were spent in Kinistino and later Shellbrook, Sask. During the hard years of drought and depression on the prairie the family moved to Francois Lake, B.C. where they had a farm on the Brown Road and eventually took up a homestead on Walker Road. Jean helped on the farm for several years, then moved to town where she had assorted jobs including cooking at the hospital, restaurant work and sales clerk in the local hardware store. On December 8, 1948 Jean married Cornie Stanton. They lived and worked in various places in the Burns Lake area until 1959 when they moved to Southbank with their three children. That was the last move for Jean for over 40 years, until she moved back to Burns Lake and eventually into The Pines in 2009. During the years at Southbank she worked hard at raising her family, canning and freezing the produce of a large vegetable garden and especially enjoyed summer evenings spent poking about her precious flower gardens. Jean was a devoted supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, spending many days canvassing the Southside. She also held several positions on the Recreation Commission and worked to help build and then maintain the Southbank Hall. Jean will be lovingly remembered and missed by her three children, Doris, Tom and Gord, step-daughters Bea and Peggy, many grand children, great-grand children, nieces and nephews, her sisters-inlaw Frances and Bernadette and long time friends. Pre-deceasing Jean were her husband Cornie, her parents, Peter and Elsie Peebles, her brothers Don, Bob and Arnie and sister Pat (Charlie) Nourse, step-son Joe and grandson Dustin. Jean’s family would like to extend many thanks to the staff at The Pines for their loving care and compassion making her last years more enjoyable and comfortable. A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on July 6th, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Francois Lake Hall.

MARY AILEEN (MARALEEN) BUCHANAN (MOREN) Aug. 2, 1943 - June 10, 2013 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Maraleen, was a kind and loving spirit who always kept smiling in the face of adversity. A Registered Nursing graduate from St. Paul’s Hospital (class of 1965), Maraleen then went on to complete her Certificate of Occupational Health in 1987. She and Malcolm, her adoring husband of 45 years, met in Prince George and ultimately settled in Vancouver to raise their family, Josh & Lisa. Maraleen is pre-deceased by her brothers Roland (Bud) and Alfred (Swede), sister Ingrid and parents Agnes and Nels. Left behind are many who love her dearly; Malcolm, sister JoAnn, brother Trent (Julie), son Josh (Amy), grandchildren Gabbi and Joey. All who knew Maraleen will remember her for her passion to learn, her positive manner and her sheer determination. Maraleen suffered from advanced RA and fought it with amazing grace. To Dr. Stanley Fenton and Dr. Mark Seger; we are forever grateful for your care and attention over the years – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the arthritis foundation ( in support of the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre. Maraleen, you are always in our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be held for all on Saturday, July 13th, 1:30pm, at the Inn At The Quay.


June 6, 1965 - June 30, 2011 Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond in the snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. Author unknown It is said that time heals, but the loves doesn’t fade. Still missing you, Babe. Love Derek Check us out online...






The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440


That the Royal Canadian Legion has a godson? Yes it is true. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was born during World War II in the Ottawa Civic Hospital which was declared as temporarily extra-territorial by the federal government. Her birthday, January 19, 1943 became the only day in Canada’s history that a foreign flag flew on the parliaments Peace Tower. The birth of the Dutch Princess Margriet helped forge a bond between the two countries that endures to this day. Her youngest son, Prince Floris, is the godson and an Honorary Vice President of The Royal Canadian Legion.

to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services.

Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533

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Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682

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Reservoir Elevation: 851.86 m (2794.84 ft) SLS Discharge: 49.73 m3/s Visit website for up to date real-time flow information for the Nechako River. Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be increased to 170m3/s on 10 July in preparation for the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP). During the STMP period (20 July to 20 August) spillway discharge can fluctuate rapidly and daily between 14.2m3/s and 453.1m3/s. Flow in the Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls can fluctuate between 170m3/s and 300m3/s or more during that period. Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812

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THE FOOD BANK will be closed for the month of July 2013. It will open again on August 6th. Distribution days will be the first and the third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11 am. The Lakes District Food bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity o the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, P.O. Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0

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CONTROLLER Qualified applicants are being sought for the position of Controller in School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes). The Controller is an excluded position, and is a member of the district management team reporting to the Secretary Treasurer. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2013. The District: This widely dispersed district provides education for approximately 5,000 learners with a staff of 700 and an operating budget of approximately $54 million. We are committed to sustaining work environments where employees value their work and know their work is valued. The Position: The Controller is responsible for developing and maintaining financial systems and records, including: ■

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Preparation and/or supervision of financial reports as required, including: annual budget submission, annual financial statements, quarterly GRE and EDAS, and the annual SOFI and Charity return Supervision of Accounting Dept staff and management of the Accounting Dept budget Development of financial controls and monitoring of on-going financial activities Maintenance of the G.L. Chart of Accounts and configuration parameters in S.D.S. and maintenance of user access and parameters in MyBudgetFile

The Applicant: The successful applicant will possess: ■ A professional accounting designation such as CGA, CMA, or CA (preferred) ■ Post-secondary training in business management or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience ■ Minimum of five years experience in a comparable financial position, preferably with the public education sector ■ A valid BC Driver’s licence For complete details of this opportunity, please visit

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BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or

LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845 The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit

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Huckleberry Mines Ltd., an 17,000 TPD open pit copper/ molybdenum mine located 121 kilometers south of Houston in west central British Columbia, commenced operation in September 1997; a recent expansion has extended the mine life to 2021. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Mine Supervisor Huckleberry Mines is seeking a Mine Supervisor. Reporting to the Mine General Foreman, this position is responsible for the direction supervision of an operation team to meet daily production targets and accomplish assigned tasks in a safe and efÀcient manner. 7his position currently works a 4 x 4 schedule (4 days in, 4 days out) but an application is being made to change to a  x  rotation. 7he Mine Supervisor·s duties include

• Safely manage the daily operations of a pit operating crew. • Ensure employee compliance to safety work procedures and company policies and procedures. • Conduct daily tool box meetings and monthly safety meetings. • ,n coordination with the Mine 7rainer and Mine General Foremen, the development and training of operators to meet current and future job requirements. • 7imely completion and submission of paperwork. • Display a high level of professional and lead crew by example.

$pplicants require a current %.C. Shiftboss CertiÀcate with a current Àrst aid ticket and a minimum of Àve years experience as a Mine Supervisor. A B.C. Mine Rescue ticket and Surface Blasting ticket would be considered an asset. 7he successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as direction must be clearing understood by team members. 7his position also requires excellent time management and organizational skills, competent computer skills and familiarization with Microsoft Word and Excel. Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. 7ransportation to and from the mine site is provided from Houston and Smithers by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and Smithers are located in the scenic Bulkley 9alley on 7ransCanada Highway 16, an excellent area to raise a family and has exceptional outdoor recreational activities. More information on the area is available at, and Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneÀts including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan.

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Huckleberry Mines Ltd., an 17,000 TPD open pit copper/ molybdenum mine located 121 kilometers south of Houston in west central British Columbia, commenced operation in September 1997; a recent expansion has extended the mine life to 2021. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

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Huckleberry Mines is seeking an Assay Lab Manager. Reporting to the Mill Manager, this position is responsible for supervising our Assay Technical team consisting of 3 assayers, 2 sample buckers and 1 summer student. This team is responsible for the preparation and analysis of high and low grade copper and molybdenum samples from the mill and pit using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer and Leco analyzer. The Assay Lab also analyses samples using the modiÀed Sobek method of acid base accounting (ABA’s) in order to determine the acidic potential of certain samples. The Assay Lab Manager’s duties include:

• Supervision of laboratory analysis and testing of various samples. • Planning, directing and managing the work group on a daily and weekly basis. • Ensuring the safe and efÀcient operation of the lab resources and making recommendations for improvements to upper management to optimize processes. • Team member hiring, scheduling, performance management and coaching. • Short and long term budgeting, forecasting and procurement of critical and consumable materials and equipment. • Project coordination between Mine Operations, Mill Operations, Geology and Environmental departments. • Weekly, monthly and quarterly report writing and analyses. • Maintaining the daily QA/QC program for the assay lab with monthly reporting. • Maintain the assay database computer program. • Work schedule is Monday to Thursday (4 x 3). The successful candidate will have 5-10 years of assaying experience in a base metal production laboratory, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or training in a related discipline, experience in managerial or supervisory roles, strong analytical and problem solving skills. Good interpersonal and communication skills are a must. A B.C. Assayer’s CertiÀcate and experience operating and maintaining an AA spectrophotometer would be an asset. Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. Transportation to and from the mine site is provided from Houston and Smithers by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and Smithers are located in the scenic Bulkley Valley on TransCanada Highway 16, an excellent area to raise a family and has exceptional outdoor recreational activities. More information on the area is available at, and Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneÀts including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. QualiÀed applicants can submit their resumes in conÀdence to:

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Real Estate For Sale By Owner

STEEL BUILDING - DIY Summer sale! - bonus days extra 5% off. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206


Merchandise for Sale

Houses For Sale

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

Garage Sales MISSION HAITI - yard sale. June 27th - 29th, 9am - 6pm. Across from the rink in the old autobody shop. Treasures & junk needed call Diddi at 250692-1892. All proceeds to help Haiti orphanages.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 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 Check us out online...

For Sale By Owner

HOUSE FOR SALE Excellent View


Merchandise for Sale


2800 sq. ft well maintained home. 4 bedrooms - 3 baths, full finished basement, 2 decks - 12x48, double car heated garage. Included is fridge, Jen Air cook top stove, double ovens, washer/dryer. Large lot with room to store RV. Landscaped fenced back yard. To view 250-692-0514


Close to town, 2300 sq ft home on 4.78 acres. 3 bdrms + den. Master bdrm has walk in closet and 1/2 bath. 1 four pc and 1 three pc bthrm. Newly reno’d kitchen / huge island / lots of cabinets. Natural gas heat, laminate / tile floors. Updates throughout the house. Built in surround sound system in family room, large exterior wrap around sun deck, single car carport, large mud room with entrance from carport, 26 x 28 insulated shop complete with power. Raised garden beds, fire pit, outside covered storage space for boats, rv’s. Lots of room for kids and pets. Access to walking, ski trails and off road vehicles. Included: fridge, Jenn-Air stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer & dryer, custom blinds. Asking Price $243,800 For more information or to make an appointment to view contact: 250-692-3057 or 250-692-6365 or email at

Investment Opportunity Burns Lake

Asking price $249,000

Cape Cod designed house with 3 rental units, each residence has it’s own entrance, and their own driveways. New kitchen and bathrooms. Main house has 4 bedrooms plus a den. Large deck off of dining overlooking double lot backed onto green belt. Quality metal shingle patterned roof (value $30,000). For more information and/or pictures please contact Scott or Shirley at 250-692-1805 or 250-692-0153 or email:

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Join us for

Mexican Night


on Wednesdays We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!



on Thursdays

New Pub Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm • Sunday 4:00 - 10:00pm • Liquor Store closed at 10:00 pm on Sundays Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake


Apt/Condo for Rent

Cottages / Cabins


Apt/Condo for Rent

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

NEW LOG CABIN for sale. 30’ x 24’, full loft. For details please call (250) 694-3535 or (250) 694-3308.

Legal Notices

Houston: 3 and 4 bedroom renovated townhouses. $700. a month. One and two bedroom apartments. $474 to $575. a month. Granisle: One and two bedroom apartments, utilities included: $450 to $600 a month. Call: Kathy at 250845-2448 or 250-845-4505


Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic


Cars - Domestic

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

Now only . . .




100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 We’re on the net at

Burns Lake & area

98 CHEV Cavalier, some rust, well maintained, studded winter and summer tires. $700 obo (250) 698 - 7533.

17 ft. Alum. Canoe “Spring bok” very stable, perfect of family / hunting canoe. $600. ---------------------------------13 ft. Alum. Canoe “Sports pal” very stable & very light, 2 seats. $600. Call (250) 692-2372

Puzzle Answers

NOTICE TO CREDITORS lN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARRY RICHARD TAYLOR, Deceased Formerly of Burns Lake, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, VOJ 3A0, on or before the 26th day of July, 2013 after which date the claims filed maybe paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Christopher K. Wingham, Solicitor



B’s Free Enterprises Ltd.

Lakes District

Bill & Wendy Imus


Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service

Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies


Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2


Phone: (250) 692-4353

Cell: (250) 692-6569 • email:

Expanding Your Business?

Flying Dutchman Service

The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help!

High Efficiency Furnaces

For more information, call 1-800-556-5539

101-1 Avenue, Burns Lake st

Need a fuel efficient vehicle? Let me help you with your next purchase

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




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Advertise your Business or Service here for $2225 per week. Call Lakes District News 250-692-7526 for more information.

Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs

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Next to Rexall


Payne Septic Service (2010)

AUTO CENTRE 1411 Miller Road North (Left Off Babine Lake Road)



Still serving the Lakes District


Operated by

Call 250-692-4203

Keith Wilson


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lakes District News


The detail and scope of our application is matched only by our determination to do it right. WRITTEN BY JANET HOLDER

Project. Janet lives and works in Prince George.

After a decade of careful planning, our application is now before the regulatory authorities. But that doesn’t mean we are finished in making the case for Northern Gateway to British Columbians and all Canadians. The Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel (JRP) deadline for Final Argument has come and gone, and we believe we made the best case for an energy pipeline application ever in Canada’s history. Critical questions, affirmative answers. It all boils down to two questions the JRP must address in their report to the Governorin-Council. One is whether Gateway is in the Canadian public interest, and the second

©2013 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

Our application to the National Energy Board (NEB) was one of the largest and most comprehensive submissions ever presented in Canada.





8 years

Participants is the Project’s likelihood of causing significant adverse environmental impacts. The answers are clear. Gateway is urgently needed, meets all requirements for approval under the National Energy Board Act and is definitely in Canada’s interest. Given the commitments and safety measures we have proposed, the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse effects on the environment. Backed by independent experts in their fields. Northern Gateway’s written and oral JPR evidence was prepared and presented by many of Canada’s and the world’s foremost experts on the related subjects. Each had thorough knowledge of the Project and the relevant scientific and engineering studies completed in support of the Project. Their evidence in favour of Gateway was comprehensive, conclusive and compelling. Unprecedented in scope, detail and potential. Our application was defended by answering thousands of Information Requests and presenting a series of nine witness panels. Together with our partners, we will have spent approximately $500 million on this Project, before receiving approval, including environmental assessments, traditional land use studies, detailed engineering and consultation with communities and First Nations—all over the course of a decade.

Our application details the enormous value of connecting Canadian resources to markets that need those resources for their own economic and social development. We are completely confident that Gateway can be designed, constructed and operated in a safe and responsible manner— first and foremost. Flowing from this, there are the enormous benefits in terms of jobs and dollars to support schools, hospitals and social programs that define this country and this province.


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Government Participants


Subject Matter Experts on NGP panels




participants in oral hearings

in 20 communities

Written Evidence



letters, responses and replies by NGP

responses to requests for information during questioning

Questioning Days questioning of Northern Gateway

questioning of Intervenors and Federal Government

Join the conversation:


Janet Holder is a proud Britsh Columbian and the senior executive responsible for the Northern Gateway



Janet Holder

Joint Review Process.

Burns Lake Lakes District News, June 26, 2013  

June 26, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

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