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A transport truck went off the road 16 km up the Morice River Road at 11 a.m. July 1. RCMP Sgt. Rose says efforts were made to contain the contents of the overturned truck, and the driver was issued a violation ticket.

The dam at Irrigation Lake does not meet safety standards and will be removed if plans are not in motion by July 29. Stakeholders of Irrigation Lake, also known as Dunalter Lake, got a letter June 26 from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations saying that they want a new water licence holder and an engineered plan in place by July 29 or they will start pulling out the dam. “We’re almost in a panic mode because the letter says July 29, and everybody wants to go on vacation,” said Steve Page, representative for Rock Nest Ranch

and Rough Acres Bible Camps on Irrigation Lake. The Irrigation Lake dam, built in 1947, was found to be below safety standards in a B.C.-wide survey done after a 2010 dam failure near Oliver, B.C., which destroyed five homes and several orchards. After that dam failure, dam safety regulations changed in 2011 and as a result the Irrigation Lake dam changed classification from ‘low consequence’ (if the dam broke) to ‘significant consequence.’ Steve Page, representative for Rock Nest Ranch and Rough Acres Bible Camps on Irrigation Lake, said that change was a big deal. See DAM on Page 2

Highschool angling program at Irrigation Lake threatened By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

A local high school teacher is urging the Houston council to take action against the removal of the Irrigation Lake dam. The dam water licence holder abandoned the licence and the dam was found in 2011 to be below safety standards. As a result, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural

Resource Operations sent a letter to stakeholders saying that someone needs to take over the water licence and they need a engineered plan for upgrading the dam by July 29 or else they will start pulling out the dam. Local high school teacher ted Beck says he does not want that to happen. “Irrigation Lake gets used a great deal because it’s nearby,

and it’s available in what it has to offer, and there is no other lake that offers that close to Houston,” Beck said to Houston council at last week’s meeting. Beck says that this past year, he started up an angling program at Houston Secondary School, which uses Irrigation Lake exclusively. For the program, students take the 15 minute drive to the

lake and use canoes rented from Rock Nest Ranch, one of two Bible camps on the lake. Beck says there is no other lake that close, that offers the angling opportunities of Irrigation, which is stocked with trout by the Ministry of Environment, and has the canoe availability. “I’m not sure how I’ll run [the angling program] next year if the lake is drained,”

said Beck. The school also runs an outdoor education course with a canoeing program, which is threatened by the potential dam removal, Beck said. He also noticed that the elementary schools use Rough Acres Bible Camp, which is on Irrigation, for an end of the year wrap up. Outside of his teacher role, Beck says the lake is also a

place where his family swims and fishes. It’s a place he says his daughters go with friends because it’s close and safe and there are lots of families who use the lake for fishing because it’s stocked. Beck said he recognizes that the situation with the lake is in provincial jurisdiction, and is looking for council to make connection with them.



“I know that you folks represent people here in Houston and I’m looking for some sort of connection to be made to the provincial government (Dam’s B.C.), so that we can look for a solution to this,” Beck said. “I think this is a gem that we have within 15 minutes driving of our town. And it’s a gem that gets used by the citizenry of Houston.”

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Local angler Ric Wheeler took his kayak out on Irrigation Lake last Wednesday, to fish for trout, which are stocked in the lake by the Ministry of Environment. DAM from Page 1 Changing the classification means there are more regulations on the dam and many extra steps involved to bring the dam to standard, he said. Brennan Clarke, Public Affairs Officer for the Ministry, said in an email that the water licence for the Irrigation Lake dam has been abandoned, and the province will



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by the engineer. Page says the District of Houston estimated the dam upgrades to cost $90,000, but he estimates it to be closer to $40,000 (for both engineering and construction). “It’s a big squeeze on two non-profit organization camps,” said Page. Page says that the consequences of the dam removal to the camps would be more than the loss of swimming, canoeing and kayaking opportunities - it would also cause problems for their water intake and each of their geothermal systems, which are underneath the lake and are used for heating and cooling camp buildings. Page says that with a pending deadline of July 29, the primary concern of groups is the $10,000 engineered rehabilitation plan, and figuring out who should pay that first $10,000. Stakeholders include two Bible camps on the lake, two surrounding landowners, the District of Houston who owns the park on the east side of the lake, and the Ministry of Environment who stock the lake, said Page. He adds that on top of those issues, he has looked at engineers and found that the closest engineers in B.C. are in Kamloops

and are busy with other projects. “Even if we had the money sitting here right now, I really doubt we could meet July 29,” he said, adding that they had an offer from an engineer who would do the plan in May, but he’s not sure if that offer is still on the table. At the Houston council meeting last week, Shane Brienen, Deputy Mayor for the District of Houston, said that when council discussed the situation last year, they felt they could not justify paying the full amount for the dam, estimated at that time to be $90,000 or more. Brienen says the park at Irrigation was put there in the early days for swimming lessons, and now they have a hard time justifying spending that much of taxpayers money when Houston is already high on recreation and they have a pool now. “We’d have to discuss it again because we’ve had a new budget of course and things change, but we weren’t opposed [last year] at looking at a three way partnership between the province and either a company or some other way of raising the money,” said Brienen. Brienen says council will discuss it again and gather more information before any decisions are made.

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he provincial NDP is at a crossroads, and whichever direction it chooses is fraught with challenges. Not only did the party lose an election that almost everyone expected it would win, it lost a number of key ridings, particularly in the Interior and Lower Mainland suburbs. It also lost in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, where Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver was elected. Weaver is a well-known scientist who is articulate and knowledgeable. He will almost certainly help build on the Green Party beachhead which began when national leader Elizabeth May won a Vancouver Island seat in the 2011 federal election. The NDP has much to fear from the Greens, who appeal to many younger and environmentally-minded people. The NDP, by contrast, often has difficulty moving beyond its massive debt to organized labour, which has very conflicting views on the environmental movement. The past election showed that many union members, particularly those whose jobs are related to resource extraction, voted Liberal. The NDP could shift to a more environmentally-based party and leave these voters behind permanently. But if the party did so, they would be playing catch-up with the Greens. Or the NDP could move in the direction of being much more robust in supporting economic development. While this would appeal to a large core of voters, the party would likely be saying goodbye to many of its environmentally-minded voters. The provincial NDP risk being caught in the squeeze that the federal Liberals were in after the 2011 election. The Liberals were outmuscled by the Conservatives on the jobs and economy front, and by the federal NDP on the labour, environment and social issues front. It was the party’s worst showing ever. The B.C. NDP must decide if Adrian Dix will remain as leader. Dix did not give much indication that he is going to resign, at the weekend provincial council meeting. If he stays on as leader, there is almost certain to be a vicious internal fight within the NDP, which will likely lead to a very divided party. That would leave it in even worse shape to deal with the changes that are in the wind on the provincial political scene. Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals are watching the NDP angst with undisguised enthusiasm. - Black Press

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Family, friends and Facebook My cartoonist Jim Hunt says that trying to log off Facebook is like trying to put down a bag of chips. “Okay, just one more post…” If you’re not on Facebook you won’t be able to relate. And if you’re just a passive user, his sentiment will also have little meaning to you. But for someone like me, who uses it quite frequently, Jim’s words ring true. Nevertheless, I certainly wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from signing on to the social media site. Least of all my father, grandmother and inlaws. I’ve been trying to get them to join for years now, and their response has always been the same: no thank you. “Why not?” I’ll ask. “It’s a great way to stay connected with your friends and family.” But they would rather reach out the old-fashioned way, by telephone or email. Selfishly, I want them on Facebook

so they’ll be able to communicate with their grandchildren more regularly, and exchange pictures and notes. I’ve explained how simple it is to use, and that you can easily choose your degree of privacy based on your individual settings. But so far I’ve been completely unsuccessful at convincing them to try it. My art of persuasion isn’t completely hopeless though. I have managed to encourage some die-hard Facebook opposers to give it a whirl, and most have enjoyed the benefits and stuck with it. One of those people was my good friend Steve, who’s been a radio personality for decades, and should have opened an account years ago, but never did. “Everyone bugs me to join,” he groaned when I mentioned it. “I just can’t. I know I should, but I’m not

into it at all.” Understanding his aversion, since I initially felt the same, I did what one of my friends did for me years ago and refused to take no for an answer. I set him up with a profile picture, and made some friend suggestions to get him started. After that he was off like a little kid on his first bike, zooming down the street with a scared but excited look on his face. Steve traveled to Vancouver with his family immediately after joining, and soon experienced firsthand the advantages of signing up when he sat down at a restaurant called Smoke’s Poutine, and posted a picture of himself with the restaurant’s name behind him. “Within a minute of me posting that I got a call from my former boss telling me I was only a block away from his station and to pop by for a visit,”


he said. “If it hadn’t been for Facebook, that wouldn’t have happened and I wouldn’t have seen my buddy Drex at his new station.” Like me, Steve’s going to use this particular social media site in an open allinclusive kind of way, as it will be helpful to him and his career. And, like me, all sorts of opportunities will present themselves to him in the future that otherwise wouldn’t. Not wanting to dissuade the more private people like some of my family members, who would be more comfortable keeping their privacy settings tight and their friendship lists exclusive, I will reiterate that both private and public accounts can have tremendous benefits. “I only like to include my inner circle,” my friend Kari said, explaining why she wouldn’t accept friend requests from

On a brighter note Lori Welbourne anyone outside of that. “I want to connect with the people I’m close to, but not the rest of the world.” And that’s exactly how I picture my father, grandmother and in-laws enjoying it. I can’t imagine them becoming addicted, but I can see them ultimately being happy they joined. I know I sure am. If you want to friendship request Steve and welcome him to Facebook, his name on there is Stuntman Stuntman. Not that he’s hiding, but it proves you can if you want to.

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“I think it’s a really great opportunity to spend the summer outdoors in a safe environment.”

“It gets kids out more doing stuff that they normally wouldn’t get to do. Everyone is so attached to electronics but we don’t allow electronics.”

“It’s a great environment for kids to have fun and to learn about life and good morals.”

“I think it’s a really good non-judgemental environment for kids to be in.”

More costly BC Hydro work needed By Tom Fletcher Black Press

Costly upgrades to old dams are not enough to prepare BC Hydro for a major earthquake, and electricity rates will continue to rise as upgrades and expansion continue. Energy Minister Bill Bennett acknowledged Thursday that further rate increases will be needed to finance improvements to the vast hydroelectric network and pay

debt on works already completed or underway. “My job will be to restrain the increases, but there’s no way we can continue to sell power to customers, whether they’re commercial or industrial or residential, at the rates that we’re selling it right now,” Bennett told reporters at the legislature. NDP critics focused Thursday on a disaster preparedness audit commissioned by BC

Hydro last year. The icewaterhouseCoopers audit reported in December that BC Hydro is at high risk of a prolonged power outage after a major earthquake because of a lack of coordinated emergency plans. “BC Hydro is not adequately prepared to react, respond and recover from a widespread catastrophic event such as an earthquake as there is not a mature or integrated preparedness

program,” the audit states. Bennett said BC Hydro has enough staff to improve disaster planning, so that shouldn’t represent a big cost. On that point at least, NDP energy critic John Horgan agreed. “What the report says is that BC Hydro is not prepared,” Horgan said. “They don’t have any continuity plan for their business to continue. It’s not about money, it’s about being ready.”

BC Hydro spokesperson Simi Heer said the corporation is responding to the audit by accelerating its province-wide emergency response strategy, improving staff training and participating in emergency exercises. Regional emergency operations centres are planned in locations including Port Alberni, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Prince

Bomb suspects ‘self-radicalized,’ RCMP say By Jeff Nagel Black Press

Two Surrey residents accused of planting pressure cooker bombs outside the B.C. legislature on Canada Day are described by police as “Al-Qaedainspired” but “selfradicalized.” B.C. RCMP arrested John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody in Abbotsford at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon after a five-month investigation that began in February. The alleged homegrown terror plot is similar to that of the Boston Marathon bombers, who used pressure cooker bombs to send shrapnel through the crowd


near the race’s finish line on April 15. RCMP seized what they are calling three “improvised explosive devices” that were made from pressure cookers that contained nails, bolts, nuts and washers and were placed outside the legislature in Victoria. Nuttall, 38, and Korody, 29, are charged with making or possessing an explosive device, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and knowingly facilitating terrorist activity. “These individuals were inspired by Al-Qaeda ideology,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malitzia said. “Our investigation has de-

termined this was a domestic threat without international linkages.” The alleged motive of the two accused is not clear but there is no indication of any connection to Islamic beliefs or religion. Malizia referred to the pair’s activity as “self-radicalized behaviour”. “When I refer to radicalized or selfradicalized, it is radicalized to violence, so taking violent acts with a specific ideology in place,” said Malizia. “In this case here, the ideology had to do with a criminal act, wanting to pursue criminal act on behalf of an organization that they believed in, and

that organization and the ideology behind that organization as you know it is the alQaida ideology.” The RCMP says the pair “took steps to build explosive devices and place them at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria where crowds were expected to gather on Canada Day.” The legislative lawn and inner harbour were crowded with an estimated 40,000 revelers for Monday’s Canada Day concert and fireworks. Police aren’t saying if undercover officers were working with the duo but Malitzia said they were being closely monitored and police

ensured the bombs were inert and could not detonate. “While the RCMP believed this threat was real, at no time was the security of the public at risk,” Malitzia said. “We detected the threat early and disrupted it.” The arrests were made after a joint investigation of the RCMP E Division, the Canadian Border Services Agency and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, dubbed Project Souvenir. “I want to reassure our citizens that at all times during the investigation, our primary focus was the safety and protection of the public,” Malitzia said.

George and Vernon. BC Hydro is spending about $2 billion on seismic refits of two of its oldest dams, the John Hart dam at Campbell River and the Ruskin dam on the MissionMaple Ridge border. Its current expansion project, the Northwest Transmission Line from Terrace to Iskut, was revealed last week to be $140 million over budget. In April 2012, the B.C. Utilities Commission imposed an extra 2.5 per cent rate increase, bringing the rate increase for the year to seven per

cent. That followed a cost-cutting review of BC Hydro that eliminated 700 jobs in an effort to keep the rate increase below four per cent. The BCUC intervened after former auditor general John Doyle found $2.2 billion of deferred debt, and forecast that would grow to $5 billion by 2017. Doyle said one reason the utility was piling up debt was to pay an annual dividend to the B.C. government. In 2011 that dividend was $463 million.

Nor was the Canada Day crowd in Victoria the only potential target that may have been contemplated. “The suspects were committed to acts of violence and discussed a wide variety of targets and techniques,” said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout, adding they were “ self-radicalized” and aimed to cause “maximum impact to Canadian citizens at the B.C. Legislature on a national holiday.” A variety of covert investigation methods were used to control any method the suspects had to commit harm, he added. Rideout said the bombs are believed to have been made in Surrey and at other locations in B.C. “As these devices

were constructed we were in very tight control,” he said. “We were confident that public risk was absolutely minimized.” Korody has no prior criminal charges, but Nuttall was convicted of robbery in 2003 in Victoria and received an 18-month conditional sentence and a 10-year firearms ban. In March 2010, he was convicted of assault, mischief and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose – also in Victoria – and received a 60day conditional sentence (house arrest) and one year of probation. Ressam attempted to enter the U.S. on the MV Coho ferry from Victoria to Washington, but he was arrested by U.S. border security at Port Angeles.

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Police got a report of an incident at Huckleberry Mine at 11:42 a.m. June 27. Sgt. Rose says the injured person was taken to the Smithers hospital by Ambulance before police arrived, and the case is still under investigation. *** Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 and Buck Flats Road at 6:24 p.m. June 30. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was stopped because police got

information from the Smithers RCMP that the occupants may have been involved in a criminal offence. Police saw signs of driver impairment and demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed, so they issued the driver a 90-day roadside prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days, said Sgt. Rose. He adds that the driver was also arrested for a Smithers assault and released to face charges in Smithers court. *** A transport truck went off the road 16 km up the Morice River Road at 11 a.m. July 1. Sgt. Rose says efforts were made to contain the contents of the overturned truck, and the driver was issued a violation ticket. *** At 3 p.m. July 1, police got report that a vehicle had hit a deer the day before near Francois Lake. Sgt. Rose says the occupants weren’t injured but the deer was put down because of their injuries. *** In keeping with their annual performance plan, police ran a check point 9 p.m. to midnight July 1 on Highway 16 and Estates Drive. Sgt. Rose says they stopped about 100 vehicles and found all drivers to be sober and licensed. *** A vehicle drove off Highway 16 and hit several large trees near Merkley Frontage Road at 12:38 a.m. July 2. Sgt. Rose says the driver said he was avoiding a deer, and had no serious injuries. Charges are not expected as alcohol was not a factor, said Sgt. Rose. *** Police got a report from the Burns Lake RCMP at 9:45 a.m. July 2, that a possible impaired driver was heading to Houston on Highway 16. Sgt. Rose says police stopped the commercial vehicle near Drive In Road, talked with the driver and reviewed the log books. Police found that the driver had not had adequate rest and there were inconsistencies in the log book, and the driver got tickets for both violations, said Sgt. Rose. *** Police got a report of a suspicious situation at a home on Butler Avenue at 4:09 p.m. July 2.

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All Nations Soccer makes a difference for kids

By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

With 150 Houston kids and teams ranging from under four to under 18, the All Nations

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Centre in Houston, says the league originated in Houston last year, and has spread to other communities in the region since then. Langham says it started with casual programming two years ago, which had a lot of kids coming out, and then it developed into an official league hosted by the Friendship Centre. “It really started through a need that we were seeing,” said Langham, explaining that a lot of kids face barriers when wanting to join other soccer leagues. Darren MacDonald, head coach of the All Nations Soccer League and T.E.A.M. project leader at the Houston Friendship Centre, says the main purpose of the league is removing those barriers, so that all kids have an opportunity to play soccer. The $50 registration cost not only pays for jerseys, shorts, soccer socks, high-quality equipment and soccer tournaments, but it

also generates money to sponsor children whose families cannot pay the full registration cost. Generous donations from people in the community make up the rest, said Langham. She adds that kids don’t need to give proof of their inability to pay, they simply need to ask for sponsorship, which in itself takes a lot of courage. Besides cost, the league also tries to combat other barriers that children often face, such as strict deadlines for registration, parental approval and payment. Langham says they are flexible and lenient with their registration, and it’s always open for kids who move to town or want to join later in the season. They’re flexible and they communicate and make arrangements with families about when and how they can make payments, and they do what it takes to help kids who want to play, even going to

homes at times to ask parents for signatures of approval. They also help kids who need it to get gear, such as cleats and pads. “[The league] keeps Houston money in Houston,” said MacDonald, adding that it’s clear on the field by the quality equipment that they use. There are 12 All Nations Soccer teams in Houston, ranging from under four to under 18, with nearly 50 kids in the under four group - and MacDonald coaches them all. Asked what it’s like, MacDonald says it’s a lot, but the breakthroughs he has with kids is easily enough to keep him inspired. “I see so many kids that it makes a massive difference for,” he said. MacDonald says his main focus on the field is fun and skill development - teaching young players fine motor skills and footwork. He tries to get all the players to touch the ball as much as possible, with games such as four

corners, where players make four groups at the four corners of the field, and one from each group takes a turn racing into the middle of the field and competing with the players from the other three corners for the ball. MacDonald says the skill development of his players has grown big time. “This year, our kids developed more in all of the age groups than I’ve seen kids develop ever,” he said. But MacDonald says they are up to way more than just soccer. “Soccer is a vehicle for so much more,” said Langham, listing several things including mental health promotion, good physical health, community building, team building and self-confidence. “It’s soccer plus. There is a lot of social development that goes along with it, and that’s our major focus,” she said. Langham says there is zero tolerance for bullying, foul language

on the field, or criticism of players or referees. “We keep it a very healthy, supportive, open atmosphere,” she said. She adds that for a lot of kids the self-confidence boost is huge and makes a big difference, and for some it is the first time they’ve ever belonged to anything outside of their class at school. “It’s been really cool to see that develop and kids really come out of their shell and begin to develop good relationships with others. “Soccer is really just a tiny fraction of what it is that we’re really up to with this program and the work thats being done,” said Langham. “It’s about soccer, but it’s all about life,” said MacDonald. The Dze L Kant Friendship Centre in Houston is hosting a World Cup Soccer Camp this summer, August 6 to 10. Registration is available through the Houston Friendship Centre. @flyerland

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All Nations Soccer League held a final tournament at Houston Secondary School last Saturday. Teams came from Kitwanga, Hazelton, Gitanyow and Gitsegukla to compete in the final tournament of the season. Left, Chris, U12 All Nations player dribbles the ball up the net before firing it into the back corner. Jackie Lieuwen photos Houston Today

Fun, friends and soccer By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Fifty Houston children under four years old played in a soccer league this past spring. The All Nations Soccer League started last year in Houston, hosted by the Houston Dze L Kant Friendship

Centre, who partners with the Silverthorne Elementary School to use their soccer field. This year, the League added an under four (U4) soccer program, and 50 kids came out to play. A U4 informational sheet says the goal of U4 soccer is having

fun and planting seeds for the future so that kids think things like “I can play soccer,” or “I like sports.” It’s centred around school readiness skills, teaching sportsmanship, coordination and body awareness, said Langham. She adds that they

also learn about colours, numbers, lining up, and taking simple instructions from an adult other than their parents. The U4 team program ran in Jamie Baxter Park, in the grassy area between the Seniors Centre and the Health Centre.

Jonan races to take control of the ball, trailed by U8 teammates Luke, Heather and Cole, and several teams from the Kitwanga competition.

Darren MacDonald, Head Coach of the All Nations Soccer League and referee for much of the tournament last Saturday, gives directions to one of the players on his U14 team. “It’s really cute, because the seniors that were part of the day program there, would come and bring their chairs and line up in the parking lot and watch the kids play,” said Langham. She says kids play soccer for the experience, so that is what they focus their all their soccer programs on. “It’s great to score a goal but at the end of it our thing is, ‘Did you try your best? Did you have fun? Did you interact with your friends?’” D a r r e n MacDonald, head coach for the All Nations Soccer League, says his work with the kids is primarily based on skill development, and with the younger players it’s really laid back. MacDonald says that in the studies he’s read, he’s found that kids join sports for

friends first, fun second, and healthy activities third. He says that two five year olds holding hands on the field instead of playing soccer is a success, because the kids are there to make friends. “The emphasis is fun, friends, and then soccer,” said Langham. “At the end of the day, if a kid came and associated soccer with having fun, than we win,” she said, adding that it builds a foundation for the future, so that kids will be able to claim soccer as part of their identity. “I see so many kids that it makes a massive difference for,” said MacDonald. “Even someone yelling at them ‘good job,’ is something maybe they haven’t heard tons, and it makes a really big difference.” But MacDonald says that even though the emphasis wasn’t on

soccer, he and the spectators were shocked by the skill development of the U4 players. “Those kids are playing soccer at age three and four!” he said. They did a lot better than expected and had huge skill development, Langham said, adding that she thinks it’s because of the focus on fun. “Yes it’s soccer, it’s dressed up, it’s packaged as soccer, and the kids are learning really high-level, high-quality soccer skills. But at the end of the day what they’re going to take from it… is that sense of belonging, that experience of teams, supportive community connections, and all of those other really great things that come as a benefit of sports done in an inclusive fashion,” Langham said. “Soccer is a vehicle for so much more,” she said.

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Summer events coming up in Houston and area By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Gospel Festival The Houston Gospel Festival is coming up July 13 and 14 at the Jamie Baxter Park. The event will have

musicians, speakers and skits running in the Amphitheatre all weekend, and will have barbecues both nights. There will be concession on Saturday, run by the ladies from the ‘Love

by the Bowl’ Houston soup kitchen, which closed for the summer in May, and a children’s tent will be set up in the park with toys and activities. H i g h l i g h t performances include Country


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Gospel artist Karen Cruise, Vanderhoofbased worship band Veneration X, First Nations artist Cheryl Bear, and evangelist speaker Barima Dankwa from Centre Street Church in Calgary. The Seniors Centre will have informational exhibits, and a song writing workshop Saturday at 2 p.m., put on my musician Al Tramphuh. Everyone welcome. Drag Races The annual Houston Drags are ready to race July 20 and 21 at the Houston airport. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, and for more information contact Mardy at 250-8465824. Buck Flats BBQ Rob Newell, Regional District Director of Area “G,” is organizing a barbecue July 21 to organize a fire department on Buck Flats Road. Canfor donated their fire truck to Buck Flats residents, so the

residents are hoping to establish the level of commitment.

be at Joe and Marie Kaszas (1 km south of the first bridge on

Houston Drags at the airport July 20 and 21.

Newell says there will also be discussion at the barbecue about the six proposed pipelines that could cross the area, and if time permits, a discussion about what people want to see in the future of logging, mining, and control of local resources. Newell invites all who are interested in these topics, not just Buck Flats residents, to come to the event, and extends a special invitation to youth. H o t d o g s / hamburgers and drinks will be provided and anyone who would like to bring a dish is welcome to do so. Tents and tables will be set up, but people are asked to bring their own chair. The barbecue will

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Buck Flats – 15 km from the highway, on the right) at 4:30pm on Sunday, July 21. All Nations Feast The Houston Link to Learning Stepping Stones Project is planning an All Nations Feast August 14 at the Jamie Baxter Park. This is one of five Stepping Stones events, funded by the Community Action Initiative, with the goal of fostering a

volunteering is asked to message organizers on the Stepping Stones Facebook page or contact Belinda Lacombe at 250-8457266 ex. 5934. Downtown Festival Houston merchants are planning a Downtown Merchant Festival August 17. The merchants got approval from Houston council last week to shut down 9th Street and part of 10th Street, from Butler Ave. to halfway between Copeland Ave. and Poulton Ave. “We just want to do something for the town,” Troy Reitsma, owner of Home Hardware said to the Houston council. “[We want to] show that Houston is a good place to invest a business in and it’s a

Downtown merchant festival closes streets August 17.

sense of belonging and purpose for people living with or at risk for a mental illness or addiction. Stepping Stones Coordinator Belinda Lacombe says plans are still being worked out, but there should be lots going on. The all nations feast will have salmon, rice and vegetables from the Community Garden. The Friendship Centre is organizing a skateboard competition to run at the park on the same day. They’re hoping to have entertainment as well, maybe Punjabi dancers and youth playing their original beats, said Lacombe. “[It’s] a celebration of diversity,” said Lacombe, adding that they would love to have artists or others put up displays or participate in some way in the event. It is open to anyone to attend, and anyone interested in participating or

vibrant merchant base and there’s room to grow here,” he said. While the event planning is still in the works, Reitsma says some of the ideas merchants are talking about is having an antique car show, buggy rides and kids inflatables. He says they’re also planning a charity barbecue put on by the Houston Fire Department and sponsored by Home Hardware, as well as lots of merchant sales and specials. “Petting zoo, face painting, you name it, we’re trying to do it,” said Reitsma. Mud Drags The Nadina Offroad Society is planning Houston Mud Drags Sept. 21 at the Houston airport. Plans are being worked out and council approved the airport use on the condition that insurance is in place before any construction begins.

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Frontier Chrysler – Smithers BC has immediate openings for the following positions. We are growing and need a... • Lube Technician • Journeyman Technician • Part time Business Manager (2 days a week)

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Career Opportunity: Warehouse person needed immediately at BC Bearing in Houston, BC. Applicant must be available for full time hours Monday to Friday 7:30am-4:30pm, as well as being on call during the week and on weekends. Must be physically fit and able to do heavy lifting on daily basis, clean/clear class 5 drivers license required (abstract required). Please bring resume in person to BC Bearing, 2860C Hwy 16, Houston, BC, (250) 845-3308

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Marjorie (Marj) Frances Tremblay November 24, 1930 – July 1, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Marjorie Frances Tremblay announces her passing on July 1, 2013 in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 82 years.

Marj was born on November 24, 1930 in Bathurst, New Brunswick. She spent many years as a nurse. Marj was an avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks and thought of them as her boys. She loved golfing and her family and friends. She was generous through and through and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Marj is survived by her daughter Pam (Tony) Wideski, on Peter son Peter Tremblay Tremblay (Kristy (Kristy Biafore), Biafore),grandchildren grandchildren Kurt Wideski, and nephew Blake Scott.

Marj was predeceased by her loving husband Gerry Tremblay.

A small family graveside service will take place at a later date in Bathurst, NB.

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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:

Site Services Maintenance Worker Reporting to the Site Services Supervisor, the successful candidate will be part of the Site Services Team which is responsible for the repair and upkeep of a 250 and 100 person camps and mine site buildings and infrastructure. Duties include assisting skilled tradespersons with repairs to all buildings and associated equipment, operation of excavators and scheduled maintenance checks. Applicants require experience in building and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair, ability to use power and hand tools and follow safe work practices. Trades training in building maintenance, carpentry or welding is considered an asset. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this position.

Huckleberry Mine is a remote mine where its employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. This position works a 7 x 7 schedule (7 days in, 7 days out). While at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Transportation is provided from Houston. 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 candidates can submit their resumes in conÀdence to:

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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 efĂ€cient manner. This 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. The 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 Trainer and Mine General Foremen, the development and training of operators to meet current and future job requirements. • Timely completion and submission of paperwork. • Display a high level of professional and lead crew by example.

Applicants require a current B.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. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as direction must be clearing understood by team members. This 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. 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 candidates may submit their resumes in conÀdence to:

Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email:

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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:

Assay Lab Manager

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 6obek method of acid base accounting (ABA’s) in order to determine the acidic potential of certain samples. The Assay Lab Manager’s duties include:

‡ 6upervision of laboratory analysis and testing of various samples. • Planning, directing and managing the work group on a daily and weekly basis. • (nsuring 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. • 6hort 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 6cience 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 6mithers by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and 6mithers 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 RR6P 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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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

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The Houston Public Library is currently accepting Houston Public Library of a new quotes for The the construction and installation circulation desk. Plans can be quotes viewed at is currently accepting forthe thelibrary. Please contact Toniand McKilligan at 250-845-2256 construction installation of a new for more information. Quotes must be submitted by circulation desk. July 15th, 2013. A contract will not necessarily be Plans can be viewed atany the bidder, library.and Please awarded to the lowest, or will contact depend on Toni McKilligan at 250-845-2256 for more available funding. information. Quotes must be submitted by July 15th, 2013.

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Four bedroom 2 bathroom house located close to elementary and high school. Numerous upgrades include kitchen, bathrooms, windows, and vinyl siding over two inches of blue Styrofoam insulation. Attached garage. Fenced back yard has plenty of play room. Large outside shed. Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Deep Freeze, and built in vacuum included. $172,900. For appointment to view 1- 250-845-2613

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5855 Lake Kathlyn Rd, 4km west of Smithers: 5 bedroom house, 2 bedroom bungalow and 4000 sq ft heated warehouse with 3 phase power on 1.59 acres, fully gated compound, fantastic mountain and lake view, for an appointment to view - call 250-877-2434, serious inquiries only

INVITATION TO QUOTE District of Houston Catch Basins to Repair

The District of Houston invites quotes for the following works within the municipal boundary of Houston, B.C. Catch Basins to Repair Repairs would include removal of asphalt and curb, repair base of grate by raising or replacing the barrel, replacing the curb and asphalt. (1) 2805 Middleton Road, at the stop sign and beside the stop bar (2) 2011 Bellicini Place (3) 3137 Hagman Crescent in front of the townhouse (4) The first one on Butler right hand side across from Nadina Community Futures (5) Butler and 11th street both sides (6) 15th street right hand side Quotes to be submitted to: District of Houston Municipal Office P.O. Box 370, 3367 – 12th Street Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Contact: Tony Edwards Interim Director of Engineering & Development Services Phone: 250-845-2238

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MLS listings can be shown by any member of the BC Real Estate Association, not just the listing WANTED… ONE HAPPYrealtor. FAMILY!

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Cars - Domestic

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Why Rent? When you can own?

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Houston Dart League is Sat. evenings at 7:30 pm. upstairs at the Houston Curling Club. Blind doubles games.

Seniors Bingo is every Tues. at 7pm at Cottonwood Manor. Entry is $1. Come out & enjoy a fun prize filled evening. Lots of prizes! The Houston Legion Branch 249: Meeting: 2nd Mon. of the month is Executive, 4th Mon. is General Meeting.

Houston Public Library - Mark Zagwyn Photography: Thurs, July 18 noon to 5pm. For more info on the above events call 250-845-2256.

Houston Secondary School webpage: http://hssweb.sd54.

Children’s Vacation Bible School for Ages 5-12 at the Houston Canadian Reformed Church (Avalon subdivision) from July 22-25, 2013 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.To Register: July 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Houston Community Services is open Mon. thru Fri. from 9am to 4pm We have clothing to give away. Baby clothing; women’s and mens as well as children of all ages. Come and check it out!

Houston Secondary School - Office hours for the summer are: July 2 – July 12; August 19 – August 30 (8:30am – 3pm) Counsellor Colour Logo hours are August 26 – August 30. 1st day of schoolFile for the 2013 is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. HSS webpage:

The Houston Retirement Housing Society is asking interested parties to provide their names for future vacancies at our Pleasant Valley Village apartments. Please call Barbara @250845-3356.


Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings every 2nd Tues. of the month at 7:30 pm. Fire practices every Thurs. at 7:30 pm. Structural Firefighting/Hwy Rescue. Interested? Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. is accepting applications. No experience necessary please contact Byron - F/C 250-696-3348 or come to a fire practice: Thurs. @ 1930 hrs (7:30 pm)


Call Lia to view! • 2 bedrooms, could put a 3rd in the basement.


• Many updates, vinyl$siding, windows replaced, kitchen completely remodelled with maple cabinets & moveable island. • Garden door off eating area to sundeck overlooking private backyard and Duck pond Greenbelt.




SEEKING THE ULTIMATE IN A HOME? SPACE & SUNSHINE! • Custom built 8 year old home on a private 5 acres mins from town. •• High vaulted floor to ceiling windows, ceramic tile in Extremely wellpine kept ceilings, 3 bedroom home on 3 acres. hallminutes & entrance. • kitchen, Located just from town. •• Oak cabinets in kitchen with island and eating Hardwood floor and ceramic tile throughout • Master in loft withindoors to private deck. Sunken with livingen-suite room, family room basement. • Full finished basement with family room, 2 bedrooms, Large sundeck, wired shed, back portion fenced for horses. laundry and • full 40 xbath. 60 fenced garden, 40 x 100 fenced dog run. Fire pit.

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Granisle and District Seniors meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month at 1pm in the Seniors Centre. Granisle Volunteer Fire Department meetings & fire practices every Tues., 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


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