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Volume 93 - No. 28

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Closure of post office rumoured


Local resident Leone McHugh captured this photo(s) last Friday of Garret at the free RAWK show organized by Lakes District Arts Council. More great photos on page 2.

Closure for family after 29 years Officials believe they now have the identity of a man whose body was found deep in the waters of Francois Lake June 27.

But nothing off the table, says rep WALTER STRONG

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Rumours of the imminent closure of the Burns Lake post office are not based on any facts coming out of Canada Post, said spokesperson Eugene Knapik. “There’s been no decision or announcement regarding downsizing or closure [of the post office] in Burns Lake.” A petition circulating in Smithers concerning the possible closure of their post office is being spearheaded by the local Canadian Union of Postal Workers there. In comments to local media in Smithers, Mark Barralon, president of CUPW 828, suggested that the Burns Lake post office is on the same list of possible closures or reductions of services as the Smithers post office. But Knapik said that people are getting ahead of themselves. Canada Post is currently only in an information gathering and consultation stage. “Recently there was a report by the Conference Board of Canada suggesting that if Canada Post doesn’t make some very big changes in the coming year, we’re going to be a burden on the tax payer,” Knapik explained. “We know we have to make changes. We don’t take those changes lightly. We’re asking Canadians what think, what kind of postal service are you going to need in the future.” Canada Post is collecting public feed back through an online survey found at There is no deadline for the consultation process, and Canada Post hasn’t set a date for any decision regarding the closure or reduction of service at any postal outlets. Instead, nothing is off the table. “We’ve been struggling financially,” Knapik said. “We’re looking at all kinds of options across the country. I’m not ruling anything out, but we haven’t made any decision or announcement regarding Burns Lake.” With files from the Interior News

Questions to Comfor The following questions were put to interim manager Ron Zayac about the financial statements recently released by Comfor.

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Despicable Me 2 After witnessing Gru transform from a supervillain to a super-dad with a Play-Doh heart at the end of 2010’s Despicable Me, there was just no way there wouldn’t be a sequel. Opens this Friday at the Beacon Theatre,

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Concrete pour The first concrete pour at the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre took place last Friday, July 5, 2013. The concrete work will be completed by a local contractor. The new hospital and health centre project costs $55 million and is cost shared between the Province of B.C. and the Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District. Seven local people have been hired at the site and also the excavation bid went to a local contractor. (L-R) Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad, Province of B.C.; Mayor Luke Strimbold, Village of Burns Lake; and Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District chair Ralph Roy Michael Hoefer, Northern Health’s regional director of capital planning and support services; and Sean Brock, vice president, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Laura Blackwell photo

Closure for family after 29 years Officials believe they now have the identity of a man whose body was found deep in the waters of Francois Lake June 27. Although dental work is now being checked, officials believe the man is John Mowat who went missing while working on an outboard motor on his boat July 13, 1984. At first, the man was thought to be Syd Neville who went missing after his boat capsized in rough water June 7 and is presumed to have drowned. A police report from the time of Mowat's disappearance indicates a boat was found in the middle of Francois Lake, two miles west of Sandy's Resort. The boat was determined to be Mowat's and witnesses at the time reported Mowat was observed traveling across the lake at a high rate of speed. The motor was heard to be revved and then stall.

The boat was towed to shore containing items including a life jacket. A search was undertaken of the area and included the water and land. Mowat was never located and was categorized as missing and presumed drown. An Idaho search team using specialized equipment arrived June 24 to look for Neville and subsequently discovered a body June 27 in approximately 175 metres of water. The body was recovered June 30. The Idaho team, Gene and Sandy Ralston, continued the search for Neville until July 4. Joining the search last week was a specialist with a water dog from Alberta. It's trained to detect the scent of a drowned person. The Ralston’s left for home on July 5, 2013 for a short break but anticipate that they will return in 10 days or so.


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A long, windy road to LNG prosperity

Get ready for Hydro rate hikes

Early June premier Christy Clark announced the members of her new cabinet. Which set off the usual examination by the politically inclined as to whether she had given adequate representation to every corner of the province. The north did okay with Shirley Bond (Prince George) and John Rustad (Nechako Lakes) both getting the nod. The northwest not so much - as in nary a one. Oh, but wait, that’s because the northwest didn’t elect a single member of the governing party. So, the whining will go, once again our region is shut out of the corridors of power. I beg to differ. In fact we will have the strongest representation I can ever recall. As in Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development and deputy premier to boot. His job, as explained by the premier, would be to “ensure British Columbia seizes the economic opportunity of a lifetime, liquefied natural gas (etc, etc).” In other words, his task is to ramrod the economic recovery of the northwest, so he is our man in Victoria. And since Clark has placed all her eggs in the LNG basket, he will certainly have her ear. But I don’t envy him his task. When Clark first got all excited about LNG, she pledged an operational LNG plant on the North Coast by 2015 and two more by 2020. It didn’t look like an overly ambitious target at the time, but it turned out the LNG world is a complicated one. It is now clear that the first target will be missed and I wouldn’t be betting on even the second being achievable, (Coleman must be grateful his job description doesn’t include any specific target dates.) So what’s the hold up with the promised boom? Price. Quite logically, if you are going to spend billions of dollars on an LNG plant/terminal and pipeline to feed it, you need to be sure you can recover your investment and make a profit. That means you need long term contracts - generally 20-25 years - and at a price that will achieve the above. Up until now the price for LNG has been tied to that of oil which has made it, well, pricey. Predictably the countries having to pay that are not happy. Especially Japan. Following the Fukishima nuclear disaster of two years ago it shut down almost all its nuclear power plants meaning that nukes today provide only 2 per cent of the country’s power compared to 30 per cent pre-2011. Having no other domestic source of energy, it has had to buy LNG to fill the gap and pay through the nose for it - at one time upwards of $18 per million British Thermal Unit. With North American prices for natural gas having dropped below $3 per unit, there was apparently a pile of money to be made, hence all the LNG hype. (As I write this, the spread has shrunk a little with natural gas prices at about $3.75 and the average Asian price $14, but there’s still lots of room to make a tidy sum.) For reasons noted above, Japan has been trying to break the link to oil and establish a standalone LNG market - and found other countries that would love to see the same if it means lower prices for their LNG imports. In a perfect Canadian world they could moan all they liked but, starved of energy, they would have to pay what we want or turn off the lights. After all, with other major producers like Qatar and Australia sticking to the oil-linked regime, where else are buyers going to go? Enter the Americans. Retired editor of The Northern Sentinel in Kitimat, Malcolm Baxter

There’s a new sheriff in town for BC Hydro, and it didn’t take long for the political range war to resume. The new sheriff, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, found himself on the barricades as soon as he got the hugely complex responsibility for energy and mines. His saddlebags bulge with reports on BC Hydro’s seemingly runaway costs, along with Premier Christy Clark’s “core review” to cut $50 million a year from government operations. NDP energy critic John Horgan highlighted the latest BC Hydro troubles in his assault on the B.C. Liberal budget. First there was a $140 million cost overrun on the Northwest Transmission Line, under construction north from Terrace to the tiny Tahltan village of Iskut and adjacent mine properties. Then BC Hydro revealed results of an audit of its earthquake preparedness. “Condition red” was the key message. Basically, the sprawling utility has disaster plans for each of its dams or other power facilities, but no overall way to get the provincial power grid back up after a major earthquake. Horgan recited his list of BC Hydro sins after a decade of meddling by the BC Liberals: huge deferred debt revealed by the Auditor General, enormous liabilities for private power contracts, and more rate increases that Bennett has already admitted are on the way. And now they can’t even keep us safe from the big one. Bennett fired back. About $2 billion of that debt is for seismic upgrades for the 80-year-old Ruskin Dam in Maple Ridge, and the equally frail John Hart Dam on the Campbell River, built with wooden water pipes. Major BC Hydro works slowed down after completion of Revelstoke and Mica dams in the 1980s, and now the work is more expensive. The Northwest Transmission Line is a partnership with Imperial Metals, which wants to power its Red Chris copper-gold-silver mine. Bennett said the company is not only paying for the last section to Iskut and the mine site, but pitching in for the main line as well. Ottawa paid $130 million to get remote communities off decades of dependence on diesel generators. AltaGas, owner of one of those private power projects in the region, puts in $180 million to get connected to the grid. The line will open up more mining and hydro possibilities. The cost overrun traces back mainly to the shortage of high-skill labour such as geotechnical engineering that the remote region already faces. And this is before natural gas pipelines and LNG plants gear up. Bennett takes over from the last sheriff, Rich Coleman, who put BC Hydro through the wringer in 2011. Coleman soon abandoned his idea of putting off the Ruskin and John Hart upgrades (again) to keep rates low through the election, and saw the B.C. Utilities Commission jack up the rate increase to seven per cent to help slow the ballooning debt. What’s ahead for rates? The utility is looking for 32 per cent in the next three years, says energy lawyer David Austin. He calculates that only 2.5 per cent is attributable to increased private power costs. Among other things, BC Hydro needs regional emergency centres capable of functioning after a Japan-sized quake, plus expansion. Bennett came clean on another reason for rate increases – the government’s increasing dependence on taking a “dividend” as BC Hydro’s lone “shareholder.” The newly updated budget tells us this annual “dividend” is past $500 million and rising fast: $545 million this year, $611 million next year and $684 million the year after. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Question and answer period with Burns Lake Community Forest

The following questions were put to interim manager Ron Zayac about the financial statements recently released by Comfor. Bad debts 2011, balance sheet says 0 but schedule of administrative expenses says $26,103 (in five months) this is a total of $97,132 in not even two years what is this bad debt? This was internally generated bad debt (inter-company transfers). While Sheraton was not running it continued to  incur  costs (insurance, accounting, legal etc.)  Comfor paid these costs and did not expect to be paid back for them (Sheraton was shuttered) so they were marked as bad debt.   When the final reconciliation of Sheraton is completed, these 'write offs' may be reversed, but it's a paper transaction.   Comfor was not owed money by any third party, that was not paid in full. Receivable from Tahtsa Timber expected in a year, per statements, but what are terms, or expectation of getting the rest of the money owed and when? When Tahtsa purchased the assets of Sheraton Holdings from Comfor, they effectively paid for just over half up front and paid the rest off over a six month term.   The debt is retired now - fully repaid by Tahtsa.  Tahtsa does not owe Comfor any money for the purchase of Sheraton Holdings as of this spring. There is a marked loan receivable – Community Futures, with no explanation other then you expect to get it back this year? What does this entail? Comfor partners with Community Futures Nadina to extend the 'pool' of loanable capital available for local businesses to apply for.   CFDC has a process which small businesses can qualify for a loan to start/expand a business as long as they participate in the CFDC process.   This involves education and business planning exercises.   When CFDC

has a local (located inside  the Lakes TSA) business that qualifies for a loan, they approach Comfor with an opportunity to participate.   If the board agrees to partner on a loan, we put up half of the capital.  Comfor is paid back with interest, once the loan is retired.   We currently have a single loan out and CFDC reports that the business is in good standing and is making payments ontime as scheduled.   The primary reason to partner with CFDC is they have a great program to support the growth and expansion of small businesses in our region, but they have a limited pool of capital to loan out.   Comfor can increase the available pool of capital by participating in qualifying loans to local companies. Have Director fees been increased substantially last year compared to other years - could we have the amount they are paid in the last five years so it can be compared to other years? Directors fees for the past few years: 2012 - $30,285 2011 - $23,625 2010 - $19,426 2009 - $67,284 2008 - $107,790 Has there been an increase of wage and benefits for administrative and if so why ? The reason this  differs  from previous statements is we have consolidated all staff into ComFor Management Services (CMSL), whereas before staff was split between CMSL and Burns Lake Community Forest (BLCF).   Now CMSL charges BLCF a single monthly management fee which includes staff wages. Other income, for the five months (2011), is a little difference, as the investment lost money, but you are still donating to the community so are you using cash reserves to do this?  We have suspended the major community donation program until the final restructuring plan is made public.  

Donations made to date are coming out of our cash reserves. We historically have used the income from the investment portfolio to fund community grants, they have been funded through other allocations. What was Sheraton Holdings purchased for, and sold for?  Also to note with this, while the financial statements show a profit from the discontinued operations of $322,716, $432,515 is showing in receivables from Tahtsa Timber, as money not yet received?   Is this correct? Comfor sold Sheraton for less than they purchased it for.   The reason it shows a profit from the sale of the assets was because the value of the assets had been 'written down' during previous financial reporting periods, so were on the books at a low value.  The transaction gets recorded at full value of the sale price but then a loan was extended to Tahtsa for the balance of the purchase price.   As mentioned above, that loan has now been fully paid down by Tahtsa. Comfor investment holdings, this year was an unrealized gain $216,466, whose deci-

sion is it be investing in the stock in the market as these investments are specifically for accrued reforestation costs - what happens if Comfor does not have a gain and you end up loosing the money? Would it not be better having principle guaranteed investments, with lesser return, and thus way less risk for the community? The investments are handled by a professional money management company.   The process that the investments are managed is very conservative and in-line with the way that investments for groups like the 'Community Foundation' are handled. A portion of those assets are invested in equities, which have done well over the past year, which accounts for the gains.  A majority of the investment is in fixed income securities (bonds, GICs etc.).  The investment strategy is reviewed annually and we watch the statements monthly.   We trust that the investments are made for the 'long-term' and are conservative in nature.  Nobody is playing the market to maximize gains.   The portfolio is relatively large and is intended to cover our long-term silvicul-


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ture liability. Is there still a   liability out there or was that all settled related to the firing of the two long-term employees – just wondering if this relates to page 8, labeled provisions? I cannot comment on legal or human resources related matters, but the statements on page 8 of the financial statements were generic boilerplate from the auditors. They have no reference to any pending actions or liabilities associated with former employees. COMFOR t P6 ...see


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Request for individual financial reports COMFOR from t P5 Comfor is eight years into the 25 years of the 20,000 hectares license – how far along are you on this, i.e. have you completed 6,400 hectares, or… just curious if you will harvest it quicker than 25 years? That's not exactly how a community forest license works. We have a license agreement that covers 20,000 ha and has a term of 25 years (but should be renewable).   Every 5 years, BLCF must conduct a  Timber  Supply Analysis which determines the AAC to be used for the next 5 year period.   We are currently in the final year of an annual allowable cut (AAC) of 260,000 m3.   This was a significant uplift that was aimed at aggressively managing the mountain pine beetle  epidemic    The AAC for the license is set by the chief forester

of the province. Our AAC will decrease to 100,000 m3 for the next two years and then we will conduct another timber supply review to determine the longterm cut.   The cut calculations are is based on the entire timber harvesting land lase which has a number of additional constraints upon it (visuals, wildlife, old growth management etc.). We won't cut a total of 20,000 ha over 25 years.   We will cut what  the  chief forester has determined is sustainable over the land base perpetually, based on the constraints and productivity of the existing and newly planted forest.   At the end of 25 years we will not have liquidated the entire forest.   The expectation is that we will start to re-enter second growth stands about 80 years after they were first harvested.   That being said, your observation

that the cut was accelerated  was true, due to the pine beetle  epidemic. Is there anyway we could be provided with individual financial statements from each company rather then a consolidated report? Regarding your request for separate financials, we will discuss that further at the next board meeting.   There are some significant personnel and contractor rate related privacy concerns with releasing the nonconsolidated financials publicly.   A competitor could reverse engineer logging and hauling rates and even the log sale prices, which impacts other parties outside of the Comfor. “Please remember that the statements you are reviewing are per Oct. 31, 2012 and don’t reflect the remainder of this logging year,” stated Zayac interim manager.

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Such a nice park ‘Sprirt Square’ the name really fits

Lots of campers and trailers and lots of boats and they are top of the line, lots of money there. It’s hard for us oldtimers to compare the boat of 50 years ago to the new modern boat. Most of the old boats were lumber and of the river boat design and some as long as 35 feet. They were safe but not too much speed as the biggest outboard motor was a 30 horse but they served the purpose and were cheap to operate. We bought a 25 foot river boat from a guy at Babine, it worked well for us. That winter we pulled it out and it looked like a corral. The sides and the bottom had

shrunk as it must have been green lumber he used. We had to rebuild it. This was a common thing for a lumber river boat. This is unheard of with our modern boats. Canada Day July 1, Canada Day, is behind us but it will have left wonderful memories that will stay for a long time. By all reports everything went over so well. The entertainment for the day was out of this world. There was something for everyone to enjoy. Spirit Square is such a wonderful place for a sports day, we should all be so proud of it. I have nothing but good reports about the whole day. I must not forget the parade as it was just great. Burns Lake always seems to have a great parade and a good sports day. Folks always enjoy themselves and have great memories. One thing that goes for Burns Lake is the beautiful park. It’s always a pleasure to go there. Spirit Square re-

ally sets it off. As the names really fits it too. Looking back I am old enough to remember the big dry and the Great Depression, it’s a part in my life I will never forget. It did two things, it either made you or broke you. One of our biggest problems was a shortage of water. We had over a mile of the Eyehill creek, plus three wells and a big slough. Every day the pumps would pump dry and the creek just had pools. I think the horses suffered the worst working in the heat, then the milk cows. Some folks went hungry. They were called the ‘Dirty thirties’ and they were. The crops would blow away and the land would hang up in the fences so you could walk over them or drive. A bunch of folks in B.C. felt sorry for the Saskatchewan folks and they shipped huge shipments of apples to be passed out, this was so wonderful. Then an

outfit back east sent a carload of cheese. Big huge blocks of a cheddar cheese. Some of the locals gave every family according to the family size. What a great help this was to hungry folks. We sure enjoyed it, sure was welcome. Then a car of salted fish came from back in eastern Canada, I think it was halibut. They are split and salted. We called them snowshoes. Mother was one of the very few who was able to cook them so you could each them. She had to boil them four times to get the salt out of them. Lots of folks gave us theirs. Looking back things could have been worse. Still had our sleigh rides, our musical evenings, lots of visiting. I still look back to those years and the many many wonderful people I got to know through those years. Not many of us left. I would like to write a book about the Great Depression, it was the greater part of my life. Music to my ears

Last night I picked an old music book of songs and music, brought back some great memories. This book goes back a long way. Very few folks in our younger musicians have ever heard them. Lots of those old songs told a story. Like ‘The capture of Albert Johnson, the mad trapper.’ Shot three Mounties before he was killed, then the ‘Springhill disaster’ a terrible mining crew in where over 22 men were killed. This was also a song very sad. Then there was the ‘Wreck of the old 97,’ a story that was true. I used to sing one, The Pretty Quadroon, another true song. Lots of old cowboy songs that told a story. Then there would be some good love songs with a meaning to them. This old book is full. Lots of what we called tear jerkers. Another good song ‘The capture of Jesse James.’ Lots of soldier songs all with great music and words. Lots of modern music

and songs are good too but it’s very different from all the old songs I was brought up on with my parents too as they used to play them. Shopping I can’t help but compare shopping in the stores of today as they are now as to when we were in business, now over 60 years ago. It’s hard to compare. A $50 order was a huge order, last a family a month on an average. The canned food was on shelves behind two long counters and the clerk would put up your order in boxes. We had tables for clothing and heavy groceries. In the first years all the groceries came by Beach Trucklines from Vancouver once a week. Earl Deeder drove the truck, all the fruit and any hardware. Bananas came in long wooden crates still on the stalk. We had a big hook in the store ceiling to hang the bananas on. We had a sharp knife to cut off

the fruit. The bananas were packed in straw. There was a big red sign that said “Beware of Tarantula spiders hiding in the hay, they are deadly.” We had a gas pump, gas was three gallons for $1. Sold lamp gas, kerosene, chicken feed, horse shoes, harness and saddles tack, rifles, amp, boots, heaters and lots of advice free. Another thing that comes to mind and it still bothers me. This was before we built the new store. We were taking out the big front step and the walkway in front of our store and we found a locked mail bag that had been there for over 30 years. We had to send it to Vancouver and they would not let us open it. I should have done so. The post office that time was very poor pay, I think mother’s first wages were $35 a month. Take care, have a safe summer and always remember God loves you and so do I.

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Lakes District News 7 For grownups, there are many clever references scattered throughout Despicable Me 2, with its James Bond plot and its sly homages to Invasion of the Body Snatchers among many others. But the directors make sure that stuff doesn't overwhelm the kid appeal of the three smart little girls and the well-paced adventure that drives the movie. The result is a sequel that is the opposite of despicable.

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Tough mudders Recently local residents entered in the Tough Mudders event held at Whistler. The event is hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces. Over a million people including these seven, have participated worldwide. The Tough Mudder website describes this obstacle course possibly the toughest in the world. (L-R) Randy Hamp, Michael Jenzer, Ben Porter, Janet Wilson, Mary Hawes, Gabriela Hamp, Cathy Moroski. Submitted photo

Carpet bowling fun in Granisle

Granisle and District Seniors hosted their 14 annual Highway 16 Carpet Bowling Tournament last month. Ten teams from Prince George to Prince Rupert participated.  First place went to the Prince Rupert, second place was the home team (R), Granisle with Ray Andrews, Robbie Robertson, Dave Keating, Zarna Dilley and Barry Meehan.  The Moose Lodge team from Prince George took third place.  Burns Lake (L), a fairly new team, made a valiant effort and were awarded the hind end of the Submitted photos horse trophies.  Everyone, including the 89 and 90 year old participants had a wonderful time. Granisle hopes to have them back again next year.

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Canoe, Kayaks, Water Toys, Tennis & Skateboard Equipment, Food and Beverages! Interesting Fact: On June 29th, 2013 the Rental Shack for the first time had all canoes and kayaks on the water at the same time. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: • or Facebook /

NOTICE: The Tom Forsyth Arena and the curling rink are under construction please take care when near or inside the facilities. Please check Rec. Corner, Village of Burns Lake website and face book page for facilities updates.

Skateboard Park Grand Opening: July 10 at 1:00 p.m. in Fraser Lake. Park on

Mouse Mtn. Drive, turn right off Carrier Crescent. Free hot dogs and demos.

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Celebrating Canada Day in Burns Lake Thank you!

Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped to make Canada Day such a success...

Heritage Canada Lakes District Arts Council John & Sandra Barth (what would we do without you) Lakes District News Linda Maertz Michelle Dyble - Royal Bank Jean Marr - Investors Group Overwaitea for the watermelon, coffee and water Shawn Beebe and family for their hard work Babine Forest Products for the the BBQ, hot dogs, and all their hard work A special thanks to Ian Gray and Doug Bysouth

The Village of Burns Lake

for all their hard work on Canada Day Matilda D’Silva CGA for her financial contribution

Burns Lake Native Development, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Remax, Investors Group and Village of Burns Lake for the use of their tents Pete and Kim Hiebert for the trailer Trina Bysouth for the incredible job organizing the parade

Royal Canadian Legion

for the delicious pancake breakfast

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

for leading the parade and traffic control

To all the parade participants

your floats were awesome!! Thank you to all the vendors, volunteers and spectators who made this day so wonderful!!! If I have missed someone my apologies and thank you!

The Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce

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Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, Board of Directors, Management, Staff and the six First Nations – Burns Lake Band, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee Band and Wet’suwet’en First Nation would like to thank the following for their donations, support and sponsorship of National Aboriginal Day festivities at Spirit Square on June 21, 2013. It takes a lot of work and a lot of help to organize such a large event.

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We’d like to say a really big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped with this year’s Aboriginal Day.

Nechako-Kitimaat Development Fund board member, Mike Robertson presents a $8000 cheque to Decker Lake Recreation Society - members Bev Olynik, Cecile Phillips and Sharon Payne. The funding will be used to complete the renovations off at the Decker Lake Hall. Laura Blackwell photo

Real estate still going strong Contributed The BC Northern Real Estate Board (BCNREB) reports 2363 properties sold through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the first six months of 2013, down from the 2483 sales reported in the first half of 2012. Gisela Janzen, BCNREB president said, “The North and in particular the Northwest regions of our area continue to experience a strong housing market.” Burns Lake has seen in the first six months of 2013, 31 properties worth $3.7 million were reported sold through the MLS® in the Burns Lake area, compared to 32 properties worth $4.2 million in the same time period last year. At the end of June there were 137 properties of all types available for purchase through the MLS® in the Burns Lake area. Houston has had 27 properties worth $4.4 million have changed hands so far this year, compared to 25 properties worth $4.1 million in 2012. As of June 30 there were 56 properties of all types available through the MLS® in the Houston area. Smithers area reported 124 sales with a value of $31.8 million in the first six months of

2013, compared to 142 sales worth $35 million at this time last year. Half of the 58 single family homes sold so far this year, sold for less than $249,500 and took, on average, 83 days to sell. Twenty two parcels of vacant land and 18 homes on acreage also changed hands since January 1. As of June 30 there were 267 properties

of all types available through MLS® in the Smithers area. Vanderhoof area reported 42 sales worth $9.7 million in the first six months of the year, compared to 54 sales worth $10.6 million to June 30 of 2012. As of June 30 there were 150 properties of all types available for purchase through the MLS® in the Vanderhoof area.

Fort St. James: 10 properties worth $2.2 million have sold through the MLS® in the Fort St. James area so far this year, compared with 17 properties worth $3.6 million in the first six months of 2012. At the end of June there were 87 properties of all types available for purchase through the MLS® in the Fort St. James area.


Do you shop for the right car? How about the perfect dress? Do you compare mortgage rates and options? So, how about your advisor? Do you get second opinions to make sure what you have is right for you? Not only your investments, but the service you are receiving. Some things to consider when comparing advisors are: do they offer comprehensive service – do lifestyle planning, investment planning, tax planning, estate planning, insurance planning and more. Do they ask enough questions to get to know who you are? Do they explain and educate you so you understand their recommendations? Can they offer you a variety of investments from different companies so you can get greater diversity? Are you getting regular reviews and updates, so you know you are still on track to meet your goals? Do they help you develop those goals? Do they take the time to research investments and keep up with new ideas? Other than your family and your health your wealth is one of the most important things you have, since it affects what you can do for yourself and others. So, it is important to take at least as much time to compare advisors as you spend shopping for other things. For a free no obligation financial review please call me at 250-847-4686. It could be the best thing you do for yourself this year!


For the third consecutive year, Carrier Sekani Family Service - Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health and Child & Family Departments co-hosted this event, much appreciation goes to their assistance!

The theme for this year’s celebration was “Health and Wellness” and with great appreciation the First Nations’ Health Authority provided funding to host this wellness event!

GOLD STAR SPONSORS ($500 or more) Burns Lake Band • Cheslatta Carrier Nation • Lake Babine Nation • Nee Tahi Buhn Skin Tyee Band • Wet’suwet’en First Nation • Burns Lake Native Logging Ltd. • Babine Forest Products • Huckleberry Mine • Overwaitea Food Store • Village of Burns Lake • Tahtsa Timber • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

A&W Restaurant All West Glass Babine Forest Products Barton Insurance BKV Enterprise Brandt Tractor Bukley Valley Credit Union Burns Lake Automotive Burns Lake Eye Care Burns Lake Dental Clinic CIBC Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza China Moon Restaurant Claude DeChamplain College of New Caledonia Cory’s Uptown Automotive Ltd. Dad’s Restaurant Decker Lake Forest Products Decker Lake Trading Post Dragon Palace Duncan Lake Gas Bar DWA Enterprises Eye Kandii Accessories Endako Mines Flying Dutchman Service

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Gone Hollywood GE Capital Solutions Grant Conlon Trucking Ltd. Grapevine Pub & Bistro Gwyn’s Green Grocer Health in Order Hawk Air Aviation Home Hardware Honeysuckle Garden Centre Huckleberry Mine Ltd Inland Kenworth Hudson Bay Lodge Jim’s Ultra Auto Service KFC Restaurant KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants Lakeland Hotel Lakes District Maintenance Lakes District Free Classifieds Lakes District News Lino’s Sales Ltd Mulvaney’s Pub & Grill NAPA Auto Parts Noralee Resort Outdoor Adventures

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Packman and Associates Pacific Employee Benefits PGNAETA Porter’s Auto Repairs Purely H20 Rainbow Motel Rexall Drugstore Rio Tinto Alcan RHB Schmitz de Grace Royal Bank – Burns Lake Branch Royal Bank of Canada Prince George San Bar ‘04 Smithers Golf and Country Club Sullivan Motors Products Ltd Sweeping Beauties The Peak Radio Station (Astral Media) Takysie Resort Tranquility Farms Vanderhoof & District Co-op Village of Burns Lake Woodland Bakery Woods and Water

Also a huge thank you to the volunteers from the following organizations: • Carrier Sekani Family Service – ACYMH • CSFS - Child and Family Services • College of New Caledonia

Burns Lake Band

Cheslatta Carrier Nation

• Burns Lake Native Logging Ltd. • Babine Forest Products • Overwaitea Foods • Village of Burns Lake

Lake Babine Nation

Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band

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Skin Tyee Nation

Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation

Cathy Stanton, PFP, Investment Funds Advisor Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. Phone: 250-847-4686 1-855-308-4686 3724 1st Ave, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. is a member MFDA IPC

Burns Lake Unit Crew Auction Fundraiser one full day of work. Contact Patrick Birch (250) 692-3190 or to bid. Bidding to close July 12.

We look forward to your continued support next year, for our 40th Anniversary of BLNDC on June 21 (1974 - 2014) and the 15th Anniversary of the BLNDC National Aboriginal Day Celebration!

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The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society is collecting used postage

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Automotive Center ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Drive Thru

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

24 Hour Service

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The newly renovated

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Sunday Morning Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

for meetings, conferences and events.

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

To book a rental: please contact Joan & Jeff Ragsdale 250-692-0093

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Friday, July 12th

Roast Beef

BC/Yukon Singing Competition ~ Grade 7-12

& Yorkshire Pudding

“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Winner will sing O Canada and Amazing Grace for the half time show at the BC Lions football game November 1, 2013.

Visit for more info or call the Legion 692-3232

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

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

email: Phone: 250-692-3232

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: July 2013. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Good Food Box pick up at Grassy Store July 10. Foot care, by appt., July 11, 16, & 18. Reminder last day to pay for August’s Good Food Box is July 31. More info: (250) 694-3270. Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.

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

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

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


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Music Hall 28. Trail a bait line 30. Tripod 31. Best-known Kadai language 32. Louis XIV court composer Jean Baptiste 33. Wipe out information 35. Moves to a higher place 42. Author Roald 44. Auld lang __, good old days 46. Made stronger: ___ up 47. Throws lightly 51. Components considered individually 52. Bleats 53. A unit of area 54. Citizen of Bangkok 56. Water travel vessel 57. Ardor 58. Earth’s rotation direction 61. Paddle 62. Honorable title (Turkish) 63. Bachelor of Laws

OUR TOWN Burns Lake Show & Shine. Spirit Square - 10 am to 1 pm July 14, 2013. Contact Kristi (250) 692-5721, burnslakeclassiccars@hotmail. com and

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Gerow Island, Highway 35


▼ COFFEE CORNER CLUES ACROSS 1. Br. University town river 4. Wasting of a bodily organ 9. London radio station 12. Olive family plants 14. 24th Greek letter 15. A bottle that contains a drug 16. A fused explosive device 17. Polish air show city 18. Swedish rock group 19. Next to 21. Spiny pasture wire 23. Apulian capital city 25. Oahu lookout Nuuanu ____ 26. Cathode-ray tube 29. Woodbine vine 34. Bigger than rabbits 36. Sailor 37. Equalled 15 rupees 38. Object worshipped as a god


Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.

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Sun, Mon, Wed, & Thurs open 11am til 9pm Tues, Fri & Sat open 11am til 10PM


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! To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date.


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

No Worship Services during July & August 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.



Burns Lake Community Church


Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


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



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HOROSCOPES Week of July 10th - July 16th

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, take time this week to finish all of those little projects that have fallen by the wayside. Take advantage of some free time to catch up and clear your slate. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Negotiations will be especially rewarding this week, Leo. Your suggestions are readily accepted, and you do not have to persuade others much at all.

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It should come as no surprise now that Microsoft is planning to restore the classic Start Button in the upcoming Windows 8.1 patch. However, Microsoft is only bringing back the Start Button, not the Start Menu it used to open. Though Microsoft will be adding the option to boot directly to the classic windows desktop, the new Start Button will merely open the existing tile Start screen. Yet all is not completely lost. If you are still missing your classic Start Menu and its easy access to all your programs & files, there are a multitude of apps out there that will restore this familiar feature. Some of the paid for apps actually look and feel exactly like the Start Menu from Windows 7 or look like a Win8 styled version of it. Quite a few of the free apps, like the one from, are also quite functional if you prefer not to make online transactions.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, take some time this week to further hone some unique abilities that set you apart from others in your group of friends. You will soon be able to showcase your skills.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, take the initiative regarding a big project this week. Others might want to take the lead, but trust your instincts and take the bull by the horns.



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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, make sure you assert yourself more in an important meeting this week. Asserting yourself can help you get ahead at work. Otherwise, you may get overlooked.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Someone you just met can help you to make the most of a difficult situation, Aries. It shouldn’t take too long for you to get back on track and into a groove.

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, nothing is free in life, so don’t get fooled when someone promises that you will get something without having to work for it. It’s in your best interest to keep working hard.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, don’t worry about a nagging suspicion that you will receive bad news this week. Keep yourself busy so you aren’t sit around worrying unnecessarily.



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Heritage Centre Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 9am-3pm For more info or table rental call 250-692-9799 Answers on page 15

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Career Opportunities

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


FLOW FACTS 3 July 2013

Reservoir Elevation: 852.45 m (2796.75 ft) SLS Discharge: 49.44 m3/s Visit website for up to date real-time flow information for the Nechako River. Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be increased to 170 m3/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 14.2 m3/s and 453.1 m3/s. Flow in the Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls can fluctuate between 170 m3/s and 300 m3/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



In 2004, to honour the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of Europe by Allied Forces during the Second World War, the Government of British Columbia introduced a Veterans License Plate. As of June 2007 over 31,000 Veterans License Plates have been issued. In 2004 the Yukon government recognized the service and sacrifice of Yukon veterans by issuing a commemorative Veterans License Plate. By creating this plate the Government is demonstrating its profound respect for Yukon veterans. The BC Government announced on June 29, 2012 that active Canadian Forces Members will be able to apply. This took effect on September 1, 2012. Applications are available through BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. As an added benefit, many cities allow free parking for vehicle with a Veterans plate.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682

MEADOW LAKE Business for sale. Self-serve car wash + r/o water vending station + computer repair business. Also 1000 sq.ft. of unused indoor space to develop. Serious enquiries only please phone 306236-3339, 306-240-7778 or email:

Career Opportunities QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. - a Vegetation Maintenance company is looking for: CUA’s, CA’s, UTT’s, UTW’s and Labourer’s. Work locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia We offer: Competitive compensation Company benefits Excellent Health and Safety Program Please submit resumes with drivers abstract to: Fax: (780) 532-1250

Career Opportunities

FAMILY PRESERVATION/ MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH WORKER The Family Preservation/ Maternal Child Health (FPMCH) program is a combined service designed to encourage and support healthy families. The Family Preservation and Maternal Child Health Worker implements prevention strategies to provide families with a range of services to address issues that place children at risk. They also provide support to women on reserve, and their families, when they are pregnant or have infants or young children. This position serves the bands of Cheslatta, Nee Tahi Buhn and Skin Tyee. QUALIFICATIONS • Post-Secondary or Training in Social Work or a related field, or • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification, or • Training in group facilitation, family and addiction counselling, parent education is preferred • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be also considered KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS • Knowledge of traditional and contemporary child care development and methodology • Working knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Service legislation and the family court process • Socio-Economic prevention strategies • Facilitation and assessment skills • Strong verbal and writing skills • Knowledge of First Nations Carrier and Sekani culture and communities • Knowledge of computer skills is required Proof of qualifications, a valid Driver’s Licence, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant.

To learn more, visit TO APPLY, send a cover letter and resume to Email: • Fax: (250)563-3376 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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• Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice.

Offering Competitive Compensation! Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada. Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue or fax (1)780-454-8970 Please indicate in your email which field you are applying for.

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Farm Workers NEW ZEALAND, Australia, Europe: Dairy, beef, sheep, hog and cropping opportunities for young adults (18-30). Apply now! AgriVenture arranges job and host, work permit, trainee wage, flights & insurance. Ph: 1-888-598-4415

COMMUNITY SUPPORT Worker. Lakes District Community Services are looking for motivated individuals for part time casual positions, must have valid drivers license and reliable vehicle, criminal record check required. For more information call Gloria Brown 250-692-7577 MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email

POWELL RIVER Community Services Association is seeking an experienced Poverty Law Advocate. For more information, please e-mail Julie Chambers, Executive Director.

Looking for

MAINTENANCE PERSON/ GROUNDS KEEPER for semi-remote lodge. Must have three references; police record check. Will exchange labour for scenic lakeshore cabin rental. Send application to:

Nadina Mountain Wilderness Lodge c/o Box 1103, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0

IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITY EXPERIENCED BUTT’N’TOP LOADER OPERATOR Steady work, Competitive Wages, ad —ŽŽ eeƤt Ža References Required Fax Resume to: 250.845.2383 or email to:

Help Wanted

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.


LIVE-IN MANAGER for 50 unit apt. bldg in Trail, B.C. Send resume to 100-3525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, B.C. V1R 2S9.

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

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)

Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting the following position: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR The primary objective of this position is to enhance communication and promote good relations amongst all Mt Milligan Mine stakeholders; also to promote services and public image of Mt Milligan / TCM which will include the publication of newsletters, brochures and/or related materials.

Interested applicants can forward their resume to or drop off in person to 3046 Hwy 16 in Smithers.

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Duties / Responsibilities: ◆ Develop, roll out and monitor Mount Milligan communication strategies for both internal and external stakeholders ◆ Ensure mine-wide consistency in communications (quality assurance and control). ◆ Develop and evaluate communication program and activities.


◆ Media Relations, keep updated media contact list and keep record of all media enquiries ◆ Document of all communication materials: FAQs, Q&As, Power Point Presentations, Fact sheets, Brochures, Newsletters, Leaflets, Clip filling, etc Skills / Experience ◆ Minimum 3 years experience in communication, PR or journalism ◆ Excellent interpersonal skills

◆ Very strong in verbal and written communication skills ◆ Ability to work independently and as part of a team ◆ Very strong Information Technology skill ◆ A good planner – methodical ◆ Results oriented

Work Schedule: The position will be based at the mine site on a 40 hour per week schedule. Initially work schedule will be 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday and may be subject to change The Company is committed to high quality safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices and applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in this area. This position offers a competitive salary & benefits package in line with qualifications and experience. Please submit your resume online via

Houston, BC – Wood Fibre Haul We offer you: • A strong and growing company • Partnership and support • Full time, year round work • Home every day • Competitive compensation & fuel pricing You possess: • Super B driving experience • A clean drivers abstract • References We are an equal opportunity Employer and we are strongly encouraging Aboriginal peoples to apply. Email:, Fax: 250-314-1750 Phone: 1-877-700-4445


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Lakes District News


Real Estate

Income Opportunity

Commercial/ Industrial Property

NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash, simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed, no experience required, all welcome!

Trades, Technical Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights, Steel Fabricator & Welders Timber West Mill Construction is now hiring Certified Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights, Steel Fabricators, and Welders. E-mail resumes to: or fax (250) 964-0222

GRAVEL PIT / Acreage For Sale in Crawford Bay, BC on Kootenay Lake East Shore. 16 acre licensed gravel pit for sale, with or without equipment (request equipment price). Also have approval for 3 lot subdivision. Older double wide mobile on property. Bordered on two sides by crown land. Abundant wildlife. $249,000 Call Chris @ 250825-4701 or 250-354-9238;


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Real Estate Business for Sale OPA Franchise for Sale. In Prince George BC. Great Mall location. Call for info. 1(250)524-0183

Lakeshore LAKEFRONT home and acreage for sale on Francois Lake, BC. Guest cabin, 50x50 heated shop, 2 car carport, on over 3 private acres with approx. 350 ft of Lake Frontage. $380,000. 250-695-6975 or email:



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Investment Opportunity Burns Lake


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

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. 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 7 x 7 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:

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:

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 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.

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


One Hundred Mile House Division is seeking energetic, self-motivated, conscientious Tradespersons to join our maintenance team. The ideal candidate will have experience with the various automated operations and systems in modern interior saw and planer mills. You are a highly motivated Journeyman who has demonstrated your ability to apply your trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively. Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills round out your skill set. Certified Millwright Millwrights with welding certificates are urged to apply. Fourth year apprentices will also be considered. Certified Industrial Electrician Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of Allan Bradley PLC 5 & Control Logics systems.

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:

Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic Experience with Caterpillar and Letourneau mobile equipment and Taylor Forklifts within a sawmill environment is an asset.

Assay Lab Manager

Our Tradespersons work days, afternoons, graveyard and weekend shifts. Rate of pay and benefits as per the USW Local 1-425 Collective Agreement.

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. • (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. • 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:

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

100 Mile House, located in the South Cariboo Region of British Columbia offers a close knit, friendly atmosphere with modern recreation, education and medical facilities, and excellent outdoor leisure opportunities. To explore this opportunity, submit your resume to or by fax to (250)-3958254. Applications will be accepted until July 31st, 2013. Please visit our website at for more information on these exciting career opportunities We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short listed will be contacted.



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. 4ualiÀed candidates can 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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Join us for



PASTA NITE on Tuesdays WING NITE on Wednesdays

Every Thursday

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale by Owner

For Sale By Owner


Homes for Rent



VICTORIA CONDO FOR SALE Bright 3rd floor 1 bedroom 1.5 bath adult complex along the Gorge waterway. Unit offers patio with water view,in-suite laundry,fireplace,updated paint & new flooring,Tennis court, indoor pool,hot tub,sauna and well kept grounds. Low strata fee and city bus out front to UVIC, Camosum or down town. Excellent rental investment or live in. Great value at $204,900. call 250-615-7225 or 250-886-8397 for pictures and more info.

THREE BEDROOM house, basement, 2 baths, fenced yard, shop for rent in Granisle, BC. Call: (250) 615-8457. Available September 2013.

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

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

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

House for sale Excellent View



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

Burns Lake & area


For Sale By Owner

Information BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533

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

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

Now only . . .



100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

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

BUSINESS DIRECTORY Starting a Business?

Expanding Your Business?


Puzzle Answers

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.

Lakes District



Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs

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


The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

Wood and Pellet Stoves and Fireplace Inserts 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake


Next to Rexall Come see

B’s Free Enterprises Ltd.


for your next vehicle purchase!

Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians

Still serving the Lakes District

Phone: 250-845-8785

Payne Septic Service (2010)


Operated by

1-877-873-7467 On average it costs a person $56.00 to drive to Prince George and back. Save your gas money -


Keith Wilson

Loren Neilson

Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •

We’re the largest Duramax Dealer in Northern BC!!

Get online for $349 Make your online debut in style, and without breaking the bank. For more info see: Or contact Thao Douglas by email at I am a Digital Art & Design graduate from TRU in Kamloops and in the process of building a portfolio. Since I’m from Burns Lake - I have an idea what kind of website would work for you!

Thank you for supporting our local businesses and

Bill & Wendy Imus

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:

PERRY’S X-COUNTRY Advertise your

AUTO CENTRE Business or Service 1411Miller Miller Road (Left Off Babine Lake Road) 1411 RoadNorth North $ 25 here forSERVICE 22 per week. FULL AUTO CENTRE SuSpenSion & Front end (Left Off Babine Lake Road)

• BRAKES JOSH PeRRy, OwNeR Call Lakes District News • SUSPENSION Call 250-692-4203 for more information. • 250-692-7526 FRONT END Full Auto Service centre • EXHAUST • TUNE-UP services • FULL WINTER/ SUMMER SERVICE

s Lake District News - March 17, 2010

ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra Kodiak Special Edition Crew Cab (R7B), 2013 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2013 Acadia FWD (R7A), equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ++ Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ¥For retail customers only. $10,000/$2,000 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash purchases of 2013 Sierra Kodiak Special Edition Crew Cab/2013 Terrain FWD and 2013 Acadia FWD. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. By selecting lease or financing offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See participating dealer for details. Offers end July 31, 2013. ¥¥Kodiak package includes PDT credit valued at $1,550. ‡‡Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to July 31, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 GMC Sierra Light Duty or GMC Sierra Heavy Duty. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. + The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. †* Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ^*For more information visit **U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( † Offers available to retail customers in Canada only between July 3, 2013 and July 31, 2013. Price includes freight and PDI but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/ PPSA fees, duties, marketing fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See participating dealer for details. ‡0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 60/72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Acadia/2013 Sierra Kodiak Crew 4X4/2013 Terrain. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166/$139/$119 for 60/72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ≠Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 3, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Pontiac Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.

16 Wednesday, July 10, 2013

coMBineD cash creDits of




9.4L/100KM HWY 14.3L/100KM CITY++



6.1L/100KM HWY 9.2L/100KM CITY++

34 MPG

8.4L/100KM HWY 12.7L/100KM CITY++

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Denali MoDel shown


slt-2 MoDel shown


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1,550 + $1,000


inclUDes $2,000 in cash creDits

1,000 trUcK owner BonUs‡‡

2013 SIerrA KodIAK edITIon Crew CAB 4x4

2013 TerrAIn Sle-1

lowest price of the season




for eliGiBle retUrninG cUstoMers≠

2013 ACAdIA Sle-1

lowest price of the season




inclUDes $2,000 in cash creDits


Vehicle pricinG is now easier to UnDerstanD BecaUse all oUr prices inclUDe freiGht, pDi anD ManDatorY GoVernMent leVies.


Call Sullivan Motor Products at 250-845-2244, or visit us at 2760 Yellowhead Highway, Houston. [License #5631]

Lakes District News


Julie a psychologist from Burnaby has been traveling to Burns Lake for few years. Her and first her mate Wanda Giesbrecht did a fun kayak adventure on Burns Lake recently to help raise money for a children’s centre in Uganda. The ladies dressed as pirates for fun and kayaked from Decker Lake to the end of Gerow Island on Burns Lake. LAURA BLACKWELL PHOTO

lowest ummer prices elldown of the season or choose


financinG for

2.41% effeCTiVe raTe



- 5.3 litre V8 engine and heavy Duty trailering package - Kodiak edition chrome package - stabilitrak, trailer sway control and hill hold assist

or choose


financinG for

1.98% effeCTiVe raTe

- consumers Digest Best Buy for the fourth Year in a row+ - 2.4l i4 engine or newly available 3.6l V6 engine - Multi-flex™ sliding and reclining rear seat, offering class-leading legroom†*

or choose

0 84


60 Months‡


financinG for

2.23% effeCTiVe raTe


- fold flat second and third row seating for flexibility and cargo capacity - iihs 2013 top safety pick^* and nhtsa 5-star overall Vehicle score for safety** - industry exclusive front centre air Bag

we are professional grade


Burns Lake Lakes District News, July 10, 2013  
Burns Lake Lakes District News, July 10, 2013  

July 10, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News