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MUSICAL HISTORY Memories of previous Midsummer Music Festivals.



MIDSUMMER FAMILY Front row, from left to right, Jean Christian, George Stokes and Steve Monds; second row, Karen Diemert, Norma Stokes and daughter Amy Stokes; back row, Kevin Widen, are some of a handful of the first group of Midsummer Music Festival organizers who were there 30 years ago for the first festival and have taken part every year. Amy Stokes was two years old when she attended the first festival. For more photos see A21 and A22. Percy N. Hébert photo

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RCMP find female crash victim 10 metres into woods

On July 3, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Smithers RCMP observed a male, carrying a young child, staggering along Highway 16 near Alder Road. Police stopped and learned the male was

involved in a single vehicle accident. Police located the vehicle with extensive damage approximately 10 metres into the woods off the highway. The vehicle could not be seen from the

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BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) is investigating after a 911 call for ambulance service in Smithers went unanswered. Just before 8 p.m., at the corner of First Avenue and King Street, on Sunday, May 21, Interior News reporter Amara Janssens noticed a woman in her 30s on the ground. “She was grabbing her abdomen and screaming in pain,” Janssens said. After trying to assess the situation, Janssens called 911. A 911 operator in Prince George answered Janssens call

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immediately. Janssens asked for B.C. Ambulance Services and her call was transferred to the BCAS dispatch centre in Kamloops. With the woman still screaming on the ground, Jannsens waited for more than a minute for the BCAS dispatch centre in Kamloops to pick up her call. They didn’t. “I was concerned why the ambulance wasn’t picking up my call,” Janssens said.

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Saying goodbye is never easy - today is no different


aying good-bye is never easy and that includes today, my last day as editor of The Interior News. I’ve accepted a position with the Penticton Western News and today is moving day. Although I’ve only been in Smithers for a little over a year, I have met many people, people dedicated to making Smithers, Telkwa and the Hazeltons a better place for everyone and that is what makes saying good-bye difficult. They are the reason I very much enjoy being a reporter, especially in a small town such as Smithers, meeting people with big hearts, selfless people, dedicated people, talented people. In the selfless and big heart category there’s Shaelyn Radu, a young lady raising money and supplies to fill backpacks for those less fortunate, she’s 11 years old. What about the people of the Community Cancer Care team, and the many more volunteers who do what they do simply because they care. Thanks also to the folks at Broadway Shelter, Northern Society for Domestic Peace, Salvation Army, Positive Living, all dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. To Gladys Atrill and her team of organizers making sure that Smithers’ centennial celebrations are more than memorable - good luck to you. There are many more people dedicated

to making this area a better for some very interesting place, just look through The conversations and I hope these Interior News, we’ve found conversations will continue. them and helped share their Municipal politicians, in stories. my mind, have the toughest If you want to talk about job because they can’t hide, dedicated people you have they live in the communities to include the founding they serve, a task that is members of the Bulkley becoming more and more Valley Folk Music Society difficult as infrastructure costs who have nurtured the rise and funding from senior Midsummer Music Festival governments declines. for 30 years. Best wishes to Mayor Thank you for providing Carman Graf and councillors UEST IEW at the Village of Telkwa, regional musicians such an Percy N. Hébert opportunity and for giving Mayor Taylor Bachrach and residents of the Bulkley councillors at the Town of Valley the opportunity to Smithers and Mayor Alice listen to some amazing music. Maitland and councillors at the Village A tip of the hat also has to go to The of Hazelton. Bulkley Valley Concert Association for Then there’s talent, in my opinion, bringing in artists that more often than the strong suit of the Bulkley Valley and not stretch our boundaries. Smithers leads the way. What about Janet Walford, who How lucky is Smithers that the probably sells more tickets than anyone Juno and Grammy award-winning in the country and serves a great cup of Alexis Puentes, aka Alex Cuba, lives in green tea. Smithers? Regardless of your political stripe, Then there’s Mark Perry, Jenny Lester, you have to acknowledge the efforts The Racket, Roxi Dykstra, Sharon of Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Carrington and so many others. Cullen and Stikine MLA Doug There are many more names that Donaldson, not only on behalf of their could fill the space and to those not constituents, but also for Canada and mentioned my apologies. B.C. The stories about the organizations Doug and I share somewhat of a and the people mentioned here are all in similar background and it has made The Interior News because The Interior



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NEW DIGS Mayor Taylor Bachrach and councillors Phil Brienesse, back, left, and Charlie Northrup joined Alpine Alice and Bulkley Valley children at the opening of a new playground at Riverside Park campground July 3. The project was a partnership between BV Weedbusters Bobcat, Sustainable Playhouses and Howson Timber Frames. The $32,000 price tag was picked up by PIR.


MONIKA MULLER “If it makes riding a bike more safe for people, yes.”

REENE GRANLIN “Well I live in the country, but I think a bike lane is a good idea”

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GMOs find their way into RDBN Editor: Just back from another presentation in Terrace to the Joint Review Panel on the Northern Gateway/ Enbridge pipeline proposal, I received phone calls and e-mails from people seriously concerned about the introduction of genetically modified (GMO) canola in the Bulkley Valley. This has happened on hundreds of acres sprayed initially with Round Up before being seeded by Round Up resistant canola (Dekalb 7345). Coincidentally for me who has fought Round Up spraying with Health Canada in the last 10 years, it is my new neighbour recently moved from Alberta who started it. This is more bad news for the Bulkley Valley residents. Not only is Round



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Up toxic to a multitude of organisms including us, through genetic modifications, but more and more evidence points to the controversy of using GMOs, also affecting DNA and modifying the bacteria flora of those who eat them, the consequences of which are left to be found. Do you want to be the guinea pig of this chemical experiment? Was the farmer aware of the regional district’s recommendation to not introduce GMO


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in the Bulkley Valley? If GMOs were so benign, why does Monsanto and the other agrichemical companies fight so hard to prevent the labeling of GMO food. Please note that 90% of the corn you buy at the store is GMO. As for me, it is the end of any claim I can make to organic farming, and a danger to the food I grow of which the brassicae (cabbages, broccoli, etc.) can become contaminated by the

mutant canola. I encourage concerned residents to contact me at 250-847 8743 or josettecp@ to start petitioning to stop this tragedy. Josette Wier Smithers

Smithers post office essential Editor: (re: CUPW objects to proposed downsizing, Interior News, June 19 2013). The post office in Smithers is a


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central part of our community. During our daily visits, Monday through Friday we have never seen the Canada Post staff unoccupied. We are impressed and want to commend our postal workers for their patient and courteous customer service even with long line-ups at peak times. I fear that the proposed reduction in staffing levels would make one of Smithers` social hubs less sociable. Katja and Linden Bischof Smithers

Thank you Bulkley Valley Editor: An open letter to the Bulkley Valley community. Thank you. You have helped raise our family, and for that we are eternally grateful. See THANKS on A9

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The Curves Has Heart team raised $2,777 by riding the Big Bike through Smithers for the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the end of June. Money raised goes toward heart disease and stroke research. Percy N. Hébert photo

Canuckaroo says goodbye to Bulkley Valley THANKS from A7 This letter is a follow up to ‘Canuckaroo brings family home’ in The Interior News, February 2005. It has really felt like home here for the past nine years. This traditional Witsuwit’en territory known to many as Smithers has been a wonderful place to live! The work-play balance here rivals the best places on Earth. Main Street is the backbone. The Bulkley River is the lifeblood and the salmon are the red blood cells that signal our health. These are all worth protecting. We came here from South Australia in 2004 as part of a teacher exchange program. It was a great opportunity to give our daughters a

real taste of maple syrup for a year. Our Canadian-Australian family began when I met Marie on my world travels in 1991. That was the first adventure. After a long distance romance, we got married in Ontario in 1993 and moved to Australia for the second adventure. After more than 10 years, we saw this exchange program as a good opportunity to come back and experience Canada as a family. Smithers was our last chance opportunity, and we are so glad we came here. The community welcomed us and it didn’t take long for us to decide to stay. We sold our Australian home remotely and had our stuff shipped over. Marie got her Canadian citizenship

and worked for SD54 in a number of roles. The girls got into piano, gymnastics, dance, sports, skating, skiing, boarding and all facets of the awesome healthy lifestyle here in Northern BC. We have been so impressed by all the opportunities offered to our girls through this school district. I worked in wildlife biology, nature education and technology mentoring while playing softball, squash and ping pong. After finishing my first community radio show, I have just started a new one called ‘Maple Syrup Stories’ that you may still hear on CICK. In 2006, we bought the Clarkston’s home on 14th Avenue and renovated it to a new glory beside the beautiful Riverside Park. Through all

our community connections and endeavours, one experience that really sticks out is the Shecana Exchange Program. We were so lucky to have Ida from Finland become part of our family over this past year and I highly recommend being a host family.  The Edwards family is about to begin a new adventure. We are leaving the Bulkley Valley and Hudson Bay Mountain community

to move back to Australia soon. This canuckaroo is about to bring the family back to our other home. We decided to move to Tasmania to be closer to family and the ocean. We just wanted to extend our gratitude to the entire community for our wonderful experience here. Thanks for everything. We look forward to seeing you soon. Mark Edwards

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Notice of Public Hearing Pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act and Section 94 and 95 of the Community Charter, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Village of Telkwa will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 633, 2013 (“Bylaw No. 633”) in the Village Office Council Chambers at 1415 Hankin Avenue, Telkwa, BC. on July 15, 2013 commencing at 6:00 pm. The intent and purpose of Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 633, 2013 is to replace Village of Telkwa Zoning Bylaw No. 614, 2011 (“Bylaw No. 614”). Bylaw No. 633 makes a number of changes to its predecessor Bylaw No. 614. An overview of key differences between these two bylaws has been compiled by staff. This information is available upon request. The lands that are the subject to Bylaw No. 633 are all of the lands within the Village of Telkwa. A complete zoning map can be found on the Village of Telkwa website or can be viewed at the Village of Telkwa Municipal office during regular business hours. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by this proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or to present written submissions to Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaw on or before July 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Please note that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Copies of proposed Bylaw No. 633 may be inspected at the Village office at 1415 Hankin Avenue in Telkwa during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) or can be viewed on our website at If you have any questions regarding the public hearing, please contact the Village office at 8465212. Kim Martinsen Chief Administrative Officer

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Otters claim silver By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Bulkley Valley Otters Tanner and Bailey Espersen led the Points North regional team to a silver medal in the 4x100-m relay at the B.C. AAA long course provincial championships last weekend. The four-man team set a new Points North club record for 100-m backstroke with a time of 1:09.57. Luke Berarducci finished the meet with five top-eight swims in the 400-m individual medley, 100-m and 200m breaststroke, 200-m butterfly and 200-m medley. Bailey also swam to a club record time in the 100-m breaststroke, made the finals in the 200-m breaststroke and finished in the top-10 in the 200 and 400-m medleys. See OTTERS on p. A11

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U18 Strikers score provincial bronze By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Bulkley Valley U18 Strikers struck bronze at the provincial championships in Prince George last weekend. The Striker’s stingy defence allowed only three goals, as they outscored their opponents 16-3 over the course of four matches. “Everyone was backchecking and picking up their man,” explained centre-mid fielder Gabriel Price. “We played as a team and when we moved forward, everybody was busting a gut to get up the field to support the forwards.” To open the tournament, the Strikers started slow, conceding an early goal on a penalty shot to Penticton to lose the first match 1-0. After the first game, the Strikers won big in their next two matches, 4-0 against Prince George B team and 5-1 against the Italian Sports Association from Vancouver. Strikers goals were

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scored by Eric Faion (4), Silvio Luther (2), Tyler Hofsink, Gabriel Price and Marcel Barralon. With two wins and one loss, the Strikers finished second in their group to qualify for the bronze medal game against the Prince George A team.

The Bulkley Valley team started fast, scoring one goal in the first five minutes and quickly building up a 3-0 lead. Prince George battled back, scoring one early in the second half but were unable to mount a serious challenge.

In the end, the Strikers easily won the bronze medal by a score of 7-1. Barralon netted four goals aided by singles from Delany, Evan Kenzle and Faion in the victory. Strikers’ netminder Ryaln Deacon-Rogers said the team stayed with their

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chip shot Ian Gemmell is watched closely by Pete Dejong as he chips it toward the net during Smithers Soccer League action June 3 between the Aspen Gunners (black) and the SC Gunners Reds. The Aspen Gunners won 2-1 to maintain their first-place position in the league standings.

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Strikers crowned kings of the north U18 from p. A10 “It was an unreal week and an awesome season for us.” In addition to the bronze medal, the Strikers also earned the Fair Play Award for the second straight year. The season marked a dramatic turnaround for the Strikers, who only managed

to win one game at the provincial championships last year. The season is not quite over yet as the U18 Strikers still have three games to play in the Smithers Soccer League in the next two weeks. If they win all three games, they will take the

Smithers Soccer League men’s title. The Bulkley Valley U18 girls were also at provincials last weekend and made it into the bronze medal match. Full results were not available by press time. See next week’s The interior News for the full story.

Otters cont’d OTTERS from p. A10 Cassie HorningWandler, 14, set club records in both the 400-m medley and 200m backstroke. “They swam well over a variety of distances and different strokes, said Otters’ head coach Tom Best. “Our best overall event was probably the 400-m medley which requires toughness, good training and technique. “I’m looking forward to next season. “The swimmers and parents have been very satisfying to work with and I know we will continue to progress.” Points North is made up of swimmers from Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers.

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Morgan Monkman makes Team B.C., Trent goes to Gonzaga Morgan and Trent Monkman have kept busy while on their summer break. Morgan, 16, was one of 24 girls of her age in the province chosen to compete as a member of Team B.C. in volleyball for the upcoming Western Canadian Championships

in Regina. Morgan, after being noticed at a Baden Cup volleyball camp in Smithers last month, was one of three northwest B.C. players selected for the provincial tryouts in Kamloops July 1 to 4. From there, Morgan was chosen as a member

of Team B.C. Currently, Morgan is living in residence at Thompson Rivers University with her teammates as they prepare for the competition. Morgan’s father Matthew said she is one of the few girls selected who do not play the sport

year-round. “Morgan was fortunate this year that Carmen Didier from Terrace invited her to join their club team on trips to Prince George, Kamloops and the club provincials in Abbotsford,” he said. “The additional play this spring certainly

helped keep her touching a volleyball prior to Baden Cup.” Morgan’s older brother, Trent, 14, has also had an eventful summer. He was invited by the Senior Boys’ basketball team at Nechako Valley Secondary School in Vanderhoof to come along

on a trip to Gonzaga University in Washington state for a basketball camp. The four-day camp featured more than 1,200 athletes training and playing games with university coaches and players, Matthew said. -Contributed

Bizzaro and Spicer attain personal best Two Bulkley Valley Athletics members scored personal bests while competing at the Jack Brow Memorial track meet in Kelowna at the end of June. Zoe Bizzaro ran to a third-place finish and personal best in the youth girls’ 2,000-m steeplechase in a time of 7:46.86. Bizarro also ran the 1,500-m in 5:18.73 to finish 12th out of 20 participants. In the youth girls’ discus event, Patty Spicer finished in eighth with a personal best distance of 22.56 m and fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 33.56 m, just short of her personal best. More than 600 competitors from B.C., Alberta and Australia took part in the meet.

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation wishes to congratulate

2013 Community Grant Program Recipients

Wetzin’kwa’s Community Grant Program distributes profits from the community forest tenure back into the community, providing support for a broad range of projects that will return the greatest long-term benefit to Bulkley Valley residents. This year, $140,571 is being distributed amongst these successful applicants. Please join us Wednesday, July 17, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Smithers town offices for cheque presentations and open house. Everyone welcome.

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Judo nationals a learning experience


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By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Last weekend’s judo junior nationals were an eye-opening experience for three members of the Smithers Judo Club. Cousins Reid Williams, 14, and Sa-yez, 16, and Simb-iyez Wilson, 14, failed to win any of their matches at the competition held July 4 to 7 in Richmond but they now know what it takes to succeed at the national level, instructor Bernie Mattie said. “It was a very good experience,” Sa-yez said. “I learned how hard everyone trains to get there and now my goal is to work hard at it and go to the next nationals.” Mattie said he now has no doubt the three all have what it takes to compete with the best in Canada. “All of them already

Smithers Judo Club instructor Bernie Mattie brought three club members, Sayez and Simb-iyez Wilson and Reid Williams to judo junior nationals July 4 to 7.

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have in their heads what they need to do to compete at this level,” Mattie said. “They’re good enough to medal, they just have to make the commitment and get to the training camps.” All three started their matches strong, Mattie said, but were worn down as they went on. “It’s just confidence,” he said. “They attacked first

but they didn’t follow through.” Williams, although also held winless, was just seconds shy of earning a spot to fight for third place in his division after he had his opponent down early. Again, his inexperience crept in and he failed to keep up the momentum of the match and lost to the eventual third-place winner. “I thought my first

national tournament went really well, almost winning my second match to compete for bronze,” Williams said. The athletes qualified for the event after attending two provincial selection tournaments and numerous training camps throughout the year, where they were noticed by Judo BC officials and asked to take part in the competition.


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Caribou Joe chronicles NW in railway days By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Leonard Lea Frazer didn’t know what he had stumbled upon when he met what looked like a road-weary traveller in the lobby of the Valemount Hotel in 1979. Frazer, who is an avid historian and journalist ended up speaking with a man he describes as ‘an old drunk’ in the prologue of his book, Caribou Joe and the Building of the Grand Trunk Railroad. What Frazer discovered after letting his thirst for history get the better of him was the beginning of a fourhour conversation that would be responsible for a series of stories in the Canoe Mountain Echo, a former Valemount publication. “Caribou Joe is not like the Kondike Petes or Yukon Jacks that people have come to associate with the gold rush days,” Frazer said. “Regardless, he was a legend in his own time.” Caribou Joe was a bootlegger who made his way by offering his wares

to the men that built the Grand Trunk railway, Frazer learned in the first and only conversation he had with Caribou Joe. “After that I would almost constantly tell my friends the stories he told me,” he said. “They got tired of hearing the stories and suggested I write them down. “It wasn’t until 1986 that I actually took their advice.” When Frazer introduces Caribou Joe he is a wetbehind-the ears 18-year-old plying ‘stump whiskey’ to bluecollar lads along the Grand Trunk. Caribou Joe used to cart up to 70 bottles of moonshine on horseback and always kept his revolver, knife and rifle close to him, Frazer wrote in episode one of his book. “Suddenly I had all these people reading the paper strictly for my Caribou Joe stories,” Frazer said. “Well I’m sure they read the rest of the paper too, but they read about Joe first. “I had people yelling at me across parking lots trying to find out what was going to happen next.”

The book is a compilation of years of episodes published in the Echo, which Frazer admits became mostly imagination after a time. “I ran out of material from the conversation I had with Joe fairly quickly,” Frazer said. “But with steady research and a bit of creativity I managed to keep writing.” Frazer took a 20-year hiatus from writing about Caribou Joe until a new editor came to Valemount asking for some fresh stories. “By then I had started collecting illustrations and was living in Smithers,” Frazer said. “That’s where the artists from the northwest come in,” he said. Most of the stories in Caribou Joe are accompanied by illustrations from northwestern artists, such as, Leah Pipe, James Madam, Bill Metcalf, Theresa Schwab, Katherina Loschberger and Wanda Belisle. “There are also several photos,” Frazer said. “But, I think, the illustrations give the book a bit more texture.”

Lazzarotto said. “I saw the Tough Enough campaign in Williams Lake and decided to bring it home. “It was win-win.” In only the second year of the TETWP in Kispiox the total raised has nearly doubled, Lazzarotto said. “We raised around $1,700 the first year,” she said. “As much help as I had the first year there was a big contribution from Jude Hobenshield this time around.” Hobenshield donated a quilt, which was auctioned off and raised more than $1,400.

Another key to the success is Liz, Sarah’s and Lia’s mom, who has worked tirelessly for the TETWP campaign. “Our mom’s awesome,” Lazzarotto said. “We would be nowhere without her.” Despite the growing success Lazzarotto, who will graduate from Hazelton Secondary School next June, will move on to post-secondary and is looking to pass the torch. “Hopefully somebody else steps up and takes the reigns,” Lazzarotto said. “I’d help them learn and leave some detailed notes if needed for anyone willing to take over.”

Leah Pipe’s depiction of a railway being constructed is one of the many illustrations in the Caribou Joe book recently released by Leonard Lea Frazer. Contributed file

Lazzarotto donates to Smithers cancer centre By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Sarah Lazzarotto and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Crew raised more than $3,000 which they donated to the Community Cancer Care team in Smithers. Lazzarotto was part of starting the Tough Enough campaign at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo in 2012, due in part, to her sister Lia, who developed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at a young age and has since overcome the malady. “I was Rodeo Queen and couldn’t take part in the Relay for Life in Smithers,”

Sarah Lazzarotto, right, worked with a small group of Hazeltonians to raise the toal on the cheque above during the latest Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign at the Kispiox Rodeo.

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Valley Food & Farm Update The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market will be celebrating Kid’s Day on July 13th. Come meet two local kid’s book authors: Natasha Tessier and Lydia Millett, as well as Strider the Fox who will be handing out cookies from Foxhole Bakery, face painting, bubbles and more! The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market is outdoors on Saturday morning in the Central Park Building parking lot, starting bright & early at 8am and going until noon. Produce, meat, eggs, plants & beautiful artisan products are all available!! Strawberries are in season and the bounty from the local vegetable producers is increasing weekly!


Notes for Producers: Do you know of a producer or rancher that stands out for exceptional product or customer service? Nominate them for an ‘I Local’ award. Nominations are open until July 15th. Visit Buy Local. Eat Natural. at:

Wet’suwet’en dancers greeted participants, at the Midsummer Music Festival, to their traditional territories with some dances.

We have a new Minister of Agriculture: Pat Pimm from Peace River North. July 24, 2013 is BC Beef Day.

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Camp draws novice and experienced musicians


heck out Toronto Food Policy Council for information on a report recently released by the TFPC, Vancouver Food Policy council and Canadian Agri-Good Policy Institute, written by Rod MacRae and Kendal Donahue. A first scan of municipal and regional food policy development in Canada. Did you know that Happy Birthday to You was first published in 1893 as Good Morning to All? Lyrics were amended in 1924 adding “Happy Birthday to You.” Apparently this song is sung somewhere in the world every minute of every day. The copyright earned about $1million a year and expired in 2010.

Attended the Celebration of Life for Jean Tofsrud who passed away June 19. It was truly a celebration, somewhat tearful for sure but many good memories were shared. Chosen songs were personal from Amazing Grace to The Old Rugged Cross. Enjoyed an evening of classical music at Northwest Community College. Sat next to Lillian and Walter Hromatka. Lillian informed me that she sang with The Pretenders, an energy filled group. We listened to the Bulkley-Caribou Trio (Roxi Dykstra on viola, Jose DelgadoGuevara on violin, Sebastian Ostertag on cello) featuring music by Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Jose Delgado-Guevara. The Inaugural Orchestra North Festival brought musicians from Prince


Rupert to Williams Lake for a week of musical workshops. Jose Delgado, along with being a superb musician, is co-director and violin/ viola faculty member of the program. Orchestra North is supported by partnerships with the Prince George symphony Orchestra, Prince George Conservatory of Music and Bulkley Valley Classical String Society.

I spoke to a few of the 60 students: Judith plays viola, Jordyn has played violin and cello for 8 years, Alex, violin for 6 years and Kiri Daust violin for 10 years. Everyone from beginners to those that have played a lifetime, up to 70 years. Upcoming camps: Math & Science Summer Fun, NWCC Smithers Campus. Camp 1 July 1519, Camp 2 August 12-16. Ages 9-13, these camps are full of exciting science experiments, activities, games and field trips. Register, contact NWCC, Regina Saimoto, 250-8474461, bursaries may be available. Sponsors for this event: the Town of Smithers and Wetzin’kwa. Season 2013/2014 Hockey Camp at the Civic Center Arena, August 9, 10, 11.

Ages 16-20, Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks will accept registration up to the first day of Main Camp. Late registration subject to space. If you have questions e-mail:, or phone: 250-782-7927 Time is running out on the “Images of Community-Life Exposure.È Take pictures guided by four questions., www.exposure., or call 250-847-3338. Also the Pick a Year and make something to reflect that year. Stop in at the Art Gallery for more information. Closing with: If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. - Flavia Weedn

July 15th is the nomination deadline for the BC Cattlemen’s Association deadline for their Environmental Stewardship award. The Bulkley Valley Cattlemen’s Association offers a $1,000 bursary for students entering their first or second year of postsecondary education. Preference is given to students who engage in the study of agriculture or a related field. July 31st is the deadline for applications. The BV Exhibition is from August 22nd to August 25th this year! In addition to the traditional events, there will be a Blue Ribbon Stage this year – local businesses & groups will be showcasing their products and knowledge! For more information contact the BVX office at 847-3816. The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program is once again going ahead under the new Growing Forward Agreement (GF2). Funding is limited so if you are interested, please act now! For more information and a list of Planning Advisors to assist you, please visit the ARDCorp website or by phone @ 604-854-4483. The BC Women’s Institute has been active since 1909. There are four branches either in or close to the Bulkley Valley area: Glenwood WI, Quick WI, South Hazelton WI and Southside WI. From Charlie’s Desk…. New members Charlie are always welcome! McClary

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Staying cool can be a tricky affair


t is a cool day today so I said to myself get busy and talk to the good people out there about hot weather. Usually I write about heat when I am in the middle of it and I can tell you I can get very crabby. I have been known to use some very unlady-like words. Just ask my dogs who would like to head for the hills. I know I have complained about hot weather for many years. As we age too much heat is not at all healthy for anyone. Seniors have to be very careful. Heat stroke, heat rash and other problems can come our way if we are not careful. Of course you know you should wear a wide brimmed hat if you are outside. Sitting in the direct sun is not a good thing. We have to watch for signs of heat stroke. Dizziness, clammy skin, blood pressure changes, muscle weakness in fact any differences in your body temperature. Look out for heat rash. What to do to cool down? A cool bath, lots of water (to drink), light clothing and if it is too hot outside get inside. Keep a keen eye out for other changes in your skin. Skin cancer can come from too much sun exposure. When I get kind

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SPICE OF LIFE Brenda Mallory of toasty warm I just turn on the garden hose and spray myself. Kind of cold but it works. Let’s face it we are lucky in this region

that hot dangerous weather does not come this way too often. This makes me think of a note I received this very day from my family in Kamloops. They tell me that Canada Day was spent inside since it was too hot to go outside. Good decision. One thing that drives me wild ( one of the many things) is when it is too hot for sleeping. I sleep on the upper floor of this little house. What I have found that works the best for me is to close the door

to the deck, then turn on a humidifier. There is a reservoir part to it that I fill with cold water. Just set that in place and turn on the fan. Cool air goes just where I send it. That is as you can imagine on my ample body. Cool, but ample. Worth a try. I will leave this for now hoping you remember how to remain cool during hot weather. It’s your health. Be smart , be cool. Thanks for the calls and comments to 250846-5095. Send a note to mallory@bulkley. net.


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Midsummer’s roots run deep By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The Midsummer Music Festival began 30 years ago as an idea pitched in the Styx River Coffee House. Marian Rose, who now runs a dance-based business in Quebec, offered the idea to Kevin Widen after a small Blues festival at Driftwood Hall in 1984. “I had recently met Marian and was also fresh off a trip to New Zealand and Australia,” Widen said. “I had attended several festivals on my trip and was already thinking it would be a good idea to bring something like that here. “We talked about it and I said I’d help, but I had no idea all the work needed to make it happen.” For the 1984 festival planning began in February for an event as close to Summer Solstice as possible with a budget of around $150, Widen said. “One of the first things we did was host a dance as a fundraiser,” Widen said. “Things began to come together from there.” With a borrowed sound system and a relatively new sound crew led by Terry Hilton, who is currently a freelance audio professional in North Vancouver the event began. “Those first years were miserable,” Widen said.

“But the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the people.” Widen has worn many hats within the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society, which makes collective decisions that form each festival and has several stories from over the years, but one event from the second Midsummer has stuck with him. “Sunday night in 1985 Erley Combs showed everybody that good things fit in small spaces,” Widen said. “She took it upon herself to cram herself into a two-foot cube which normally housed chickens. “I think it was the 25th year she actually did it again.” The Midsummer festival has since grown into a wellattended event that is known throughout Canada for one simple reason, according to cofounder Norma and George Stokes. However, the first year came with a pretty steep learning curve, according to co-founder Norma. “I was trying to perform, had two toddlers in tow, we were staying in a tent in a barn and we didn’t get much sleep,” Norma said. “We also found the performers needed food, so we decided to make a ton of perogies one year and have had our hospitality kitchen ever since.” Norma is very proud of the festivals over the years and wants the local community to embrace it more than it

already does. “I have friends that have lived here for 20-years and have never been to the festival,” she said. “People should understand that this is a family-friendly event.” Her husband George agrees. “We are a group of people who are here for the music,” George said. “Midsummer is a showcase of music that’s available in the northwest to some degree. “This event and the folk music society have helped to foster a ton of musicians.” George listed a few bands, such as, No Time Flat, The Trainwrecks and most recently The Racket. “One of the most amazing things about this festival is the amount of people who’ve started making music on their own,” he said. “It’s like they come and see their neighbour play on stage and think, ‘Well if they can do it I can too’.” As more musicians grow and learn it adds to the everexpanding family started by Rose, Widen, the Stoke’s and Ted Turner, who passed away two-years ago. “I don’t wanna say goodbye, so I’ll just say so long until another year has come and gone,” Raejean Laidlaw sang with more than 40 BVFMS folk on stage. “‘Til we meet again fare thee well my friend.” A fitting close to another successful festival.

Clockwise from bottom right: Ted Turner, who has passed away, shows what people knew him for (hint: not his guitar), Erley Combs gets comfy with ease, George and Norma Stokes take time to enjoy main stage and Kevin Widen shares a song during the 1985 Midsummer Music Festival. Contributed photos

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Sunday, July 14th Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

The event will run from 9:00 am until about 1:00 pm. Athletes will be in the lake from 9:00 am until 11:00 am and on the roads surrounding the lake from about 9:20 am until close to 1:00 pm. Residents are asked to use caution when driving on Tyhee Lake Park Road, Telkwa High Road and Tyhee Lake Road during the race and to watch out for cyclists and runners. Flag people will be at intersections and motorists are asked to slow down or stop if athletes are moving through intersections. Thank you for your cooperation and support of this community event. For more information, please call Peter at McBike, 250-847-5009, or Jody at 250-847-9668.

Vacation Bible School Investigation Station July 8-12, Ages 5-12, 9 a.m. to noon at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. All welcome. Retrospective: placed-based connections by Sheila Karrow at the Smithers Art Gallery. July 10 to Aug. 3. Sheila’s compositions of the natural world are finely painted in a realist style. Contact the Art Gallery for more infromation 250847-3898. Art Workshops by Sheila Karrow, How to Draw Faces, Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-9p.m., Colour Can Work for You, Thursday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., How to Get from Better to Great, Saturday, July 13, 10-11 a.m. Contact the Art Gallery for more information 250-847-3898. Retrospective: Opening Reception Friday, July 12, 7-9 p.m. All welcome, free admission. Kids Day at BV Farmers Market, Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. to noon at the Central Park Building parking lot. Authors reading to the kids, face-

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The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society hosted their 30th annual Midsummer Music Festival last weekend. In addition to amazing weather, those in attendance were treated to some great music from local artists that had the crowds signing, clapping and dancing. Percy N. HĂŠbert photos  A21

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Clockwise from top, James Keelaghan, left, and Oscar Lopez had the crowd singing and dancing; Ashleigh Ball and her Hey Ocean bandmates ignited the stage Saturday evening; Del Barber showed he is a talented singer/ songwriter and Elijah Larson and The Racket put on an amazing set to close out Friday evening. Percy N. HĂŠbert photos


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Folk singer/songwriter Steel Audrey brings his Across the Rockies tour to Smithers, July 11 at the Glenwood Hall. Adrian Glynn, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The Fugitives is joining Audrey for the performance. The Racket will open the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 at Two Sisters and Mountain Eagle Books.

Josephina Kindrat plays The Entrance for the Queen of Sheba Friday night during the final concert for the inaugural Orchestra North festival held last week at NWCC. Ryan Jensen photo

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WHAMMY! Des McKinnon belts a ground-rule double during last weekend’s Gordie Holland-Harold Morin Memorial fastpitch tournament in Moricetown. McKinnon and the Moricetown Cubs defeated the Moricetown Arrows in the final in the five-team tournament that included Woyenne Nation and the Burns Lake Crue. Jerome Turner photo

Gitanmaax office shut down by community members By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Gitanmaax Band office was shut down last Thursday after several Gitanmaax band members decided this was the only course of action left to have their list of grievances heard. Barry Bush and Ed Patsey took leadership of the group who want changes made to enable the Gitanmaax council to operate solely for its membership. The group would like an investigation into whether or not Chief Councillor Morrison and Councillor Betty Sampson are in a conflict of interest regarding other Gitxsan entities, such as the Gitxsan Treaty Society and the Gitxsan Health Society. The potential to influence decisions by councillors is at the

heart of the matter. Chief Councillor Morrison is also Executive Health Director of the GHS, a position she held before being elected to represent Gitanmaax last year. “She is essentially her own boss as Gitanmaax is one of the bands under [GHS] authority,” Margery McRae, former Gitanmaax chief councillor said. “We want a council that isn’t under the influence of any other organization,” Bush said. “This council seems to be working for other interests aside from the people that voted them in. “Last night’s council meeting was the last straw.” Sparks flew at the July 3 Gitanmaax council meeting was held according to McRae. “I presented to chief and council a list of alarming occurrences that I feel put the

current chief councillor and another councillor in a conflict of interest,” McRae said to RCMP Sgt. Jeff Pelley who attended the scene. Sgt. Pelley spoke directly with several people including Patsey, Bush and Dianne Shanoss, Gitanmaax band’s executive director. “I am glad to see this is a peaceful demonstration,” Sgt. Pelley said to the group. The group led by Patsey and Bush feel they’ve taken the proper steps to address their concerns and have opted to block access to the Gitanmaax band office as a last resort. “There are things that should’ve happened before today and if they happened would that would have prevented this,” Patsey said. “We waited for a year and now we’re done waiting.”

Three Gitanmaax councillors, Angela Tait, Jackie Green and Tracey Woods attended the office closure. “What do you want to happen?” Tait asked Patsey. “It is up to council what happens next,” Patsey replied. “If you guys call an emergency meeting or take other steps is up to you.” The group blocking access to the band office doesn’t wish to prevent people from working or getting the necessary assistance normally provided by the band office, but they are willing to stay as long as needed. “We’re going to be here until people step down or we’re satisfied things are going to be done properly,” Patsey said. Councillors Tait, Green and Woods voiced a collective message as their place of work was being closed.

“We want to get to the bottom of this,” Tait said. “We are accountable to our membership,” Green added. “This frustration has built up over the years and the community wants answers and we intend to deliver those answers to them,” Woods said. The blockade comes on the heels of two positive steps made by the Gitanmaax council, Morrison said. See GMAX on p. B2

F OR T HE R ECORD Re: Gitanmaax grocery underway, Three Rivers Report, July 30. The Gitanmaax Development Corporation is building a wholesale grocery store not the Gitxsan Development Corporation.

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GMAX from B1 The groundbreaking ceremonies of a new Gitanmaax wholesale grocery and a new health station occurred in the past two weeks, both of which took significant time and planning. Council received a capital contribution from Health Canada through the GHS for more than $1.6 million over three

years, which includes a total of $80,000 for security equipment and office necessities. Morrison is glad she’s been part of a hard-working council. “We have put the finishing touches on so many projects in the past year and it is unfortunate some feel that we aren’t doing enough,” Morrison said. “There’s the 3-D

projector in the theatre, the grocery store and the health station. “I’m hoping all of this can be resolved and we can all get back to work.” Five councillors and Morrison were suspended during the June 3 council meeting pending the result of an arbitration hearing. The names of suspended councillors

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The Austins, Lyle, left and Rosemary (Victoria not pictured), with Dale Gawa on drums, brought their vocal and musical stylings to the Hazeltons last weekend as part of the 14th annual Gospel Mountain Music Festival.

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Gospel Fest turns 14 By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Gospel Mountain Music Festival celebrated year 14 last weekend at the Fire congregational building near New Hazelton. Marian and Martin Penner are part of the group that has formed and maintained the festival throughout the years. All GMMF activities used to be held in the Kispiox Valley at the fair grounds, but since 2007 the festival has happened at the Fire. “We always wanted to have this happen here at the Fire,” Marian, who organizes the festival, said. “The Kispiox Valley venue was very good to us, but we really wanted to bring this closer to home.” A main stage was built on the permanent home of the GMMF, which would not have been possible without an abundance of community

support, Martin said. “We built the stage last year,” Martin said. “David West donated all the cedar siding for the stage. “There have been so many people that have made this all possible.” Some families that have been highly involved were mentioned by the Penners were the MacAfees, the Webbs, the Henwoods and the family of the late Edgar Good. The Penners are thankful for the honour of continuing the festival, but acknowledge accolades regarding the origin of the event belong elsewhere. “Dave Rush was the catalyst for the festival in 1998,” Marian said. “Our daughter Kelly was also instrumental in the early organization process. “She researched how the Kispiox Valley Music Festival was organized and we followed the instructions she brought back.”

Nearly a dozen performing acts graced the stage of the GMMF this year including the Austins, who have a special connection with the Fire. “This church is where the Austins first came to Jesus Christ,” Victoria Austin said before playing their first song. “This church is where we’ve all been baptized. “We had such zeal for the Lord which carries on today.” Marian gives one reason why her and the GMMF continue to host the event. “This is all to give glory to God,” Marian said. “Inside we are all God’s children and all the music here is to celebrate that.” There is the possibility the GMMF may not happen next year, Martin said. “If people want this to continue we need to know sooner than later,” he said. “We could use all the help we can get.” For more information call the Fire at 250-842-6264.

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ARE you pregnant and distressed? Phone Smithers Pro Life 250-847-2475 or 1-800665-0570. Office hours MonWed-Fri 10:30-1:30. Free pregnancy testing, non judgmental lay counseling and adoption information. Narcotics Anonymous Have drugs taken over your life? Do you have a desire to stop using? We can help. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Smithers Friday 12 noon at the Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave., Main Floor Conference Room. 250-847-1726. THE Livestock Pedigree Act forbids selling a dog as purebred if unregistered. It provides fines of up to two months imprisonment for anyone who sells a dog as purebred and does not provide the Canadian Kennel Club registration papers. TOPS MEETING (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) every Monday evening 7 p.m. in the Baptist Church basement, Smithers. Everyone welcome. Call 250-847-9614 or for info.


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Robert George Morris, of Smithers, BC passed away peacefully on Saturday June 29th, 2013 at the age of 66 years, in the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. Bob was born in Smithers to Pat and Mel Morris and lived most of his life in the beautiful Bulkley Valley. Bob’s greatest loves were family and fishing. He was a very social person who greatly enjoyed visiting with friends, laughing and dancing. Survived by his son Rob Morris; daughters Leona Pollard and Sherri Morris; stepdaughter Leecole Johnston; sisters Shirley Hewitt and Donna Zimmerman; brothers Doug Morris and Jack Morris; former partner Louanne Chapman, and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Justin Flynn and the nursing staff at the BV District Hospital for their loving care and support. A Memorial Service for Bob will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Smithers United Church, located on the corner of 8th and Queen Street. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society and can be sent to PO Box 3776, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441

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Mr. Cameron Lavon Brown of New Hazelton, B.C. passed away peacefully at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with his loving wife and children by his side on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Cameron was born on July 6, 1933 in Virden, New Mexico to parents Floyd and Elmina Brown, where he was raised and graduated high school; he then continued his education, attending Eastern Arizona Jr. College, graduating from Oregon State University. In August of 1971, Cameron relocated his family to New Hazelton, B.C. from Corvallis, Oregon, spending the next 41 years living in “His” mountain home, as he always called it. He had a deep love and great passion for the Lord, the truth, the mountains, creeks and rivers. He will be forever missed; forever loved and forever remembered by his beloved wife Donna, sons Cameron A. (Margie) of Rexburg, Idaho, Shannon (Wendy) of Paul, Idaho, Roland (Sandy) of Sandy, Utah, Randall (Kimberly) of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Floyd of Red Deer, Alberta and Mitch (Melissa) of Shoshone, Idaho; daughters Roxsanna (Daniel) Ryan of Plains, Montana and Pamela (Jim) Slaughter of Orem, Utah, as well as by 39 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn Cameron’s loss are his brothers Dewaine (Judy) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Steve of Bountiful, Utah; sisters Ferneth Courtright of Anaheim, California and Rita Nielsen of Eagle Mountain, Utah. Cameron was predeceased by his parents Floyd and Mina Brown, son Kendall, brother Dewitt, sisters Illean and Colleen and five grandchildren. Funeral service and interment will be held in Safford, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Wrinch Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 2510 Hwy. 62, Hazelton, B.C., V0J 1Y0. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040



Rainmakers home from Yukon work be back at their home base and looking forward to some hardearned rest this weekend, Pierce said. The Wildfire Management Branch deployed approximately 150 personnel to the Yukon and Northwest Territories through the month of June. B.C. Wildfire Management crews are known across Canada for their fire suppression skills, their professionalism, and their commitment to safety. Fire activity in the Northwest Fire Centre has been quiet this week, Pierce said. Rain showers, heavy in some areas over the long weekend brought fire danger rating down slightly across our region. Most of the fire centre is currently in a “low” to “moderate” fire danger rating. North of Dease Lake the fire danger rating is “moderate” to “high”, Pierce added. However, campfires are not the only human activity that causes unwanted wildfires, she added. All terrain vehicles can put off a significant amount of heat, and the exhaust systems can ignite brush and dry grasses. Cigarettes discarded improperly are another potential cause of wildfire, Pierce warned.

Gitsegukla signs deal with CN Rail

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Gitsegukla and CN Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding that sets the table for a closer relationship between the two organizations. The MOU signed May 27 by Chief Councillor Cliff Sampare and several Gitxsan hereditary chiefs lays the groundwork for a potential returning of land to the Gitsegukla band currently owned by CN. In the MOU CN states it will work toward providing training for Gitsegukla band members and

potentially set up a postsecondary bursary for high school graduates. Doug Devlin, CN manager of Aboriginal Affairs signed on behalf of CN Rail. The Gitsegukla band has wanted to reclaim part of their territory for more than 100 years, according to Lawrence Shannos, Gitxsan hereditary chief and resident of Gitsegukla. Shanoss claims that grave sites believed to be of Chinese railway workers are in fact Gitxsan ancestors. An archeological dig is being proposed by CN to determine the identity of the buried.



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The Rainmakers Unit Crew arrived home today after a twoweek deployment to the Yukon, Suzanne Pierce, media relations at Northwest Fire Centre, said. The crew worked on a fire near Lake LaBerge and also on a large fire between Carmacks and Ross River. Hot, unstable weather and elevated fire hazard challenged fire suppression efforts for many of the fires the crew worked. Being in the far north also meant longer daylight hours, so fires burned actively for much longer periods each day than is seen further south in B.C., Pierce said. The unit crew was broken down into initial attack squads at one point in the trip, helping Yukon Wildland Fire Management respond to several new fires resulting from lightning. The Rainmakers camped in tents for most of their stay in the Yukon, and moving to new fires frequently throughout the twoweek deployment meant setting up and breaking down camp a lot. Long daylight hours, constant movement to new and dynamic situations and hot weather made for a long, tough deployment. The Rainmakers are happy to

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Special Education Assistant St. Joseph’s School has a temporary part-time SEA position for September 2013 which would move into a full-time temporary SEA position in January 2014 until June 2014. SEA certification is preferable, but other coursework and/or relevant experience would also be considered. Resumes, with references, may be emailed (preferred), mailed, or faxed to the school. Closing date for applications is July 22nd, 2013. Attention:

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Discovery House Day Care 3675 Alfred Avenue Job Opportunities:

Early Childhood Educator – leading activities and guiding children aged 30 months to 5 years old. Require ECE certificate and current first aid. Will consider underimplementing if you have some ECE courses. Child Care Worker – leading activities and guiding school aged children up to 12 years of age. Require current first aid (one day course). This position will be for July and August, with the possibility of part time work in September. Contact: Diane Mackay, 250-847-3998 or email

Fax: 250-847-9402 Email: A Celebration of Life for Jean Tofsrud took place June 25, 2013 at the Pioneer Lodge. Jean passed away June 19, 2013 with her family at her side. She was born November 5, 1925 in Durham England. At the age of one year Jean immigrated with her family from Liverpool, England to Halifax, Canada during the summer of 1926. In 1954 Jean, Les and family moved to the Bulkley Valley where they farmed and raised their family. Jean was well known and respected throughout the Bulkley Valley. She was actively involved in the Seniors Society of Telkwa, Telkwa Museum and church. Jean’s wit and humor will be greatly missed by many friends and family; Sons and Daughters: Fay (Jim) VanHorn, Allan (Shirley), Wayne (Nora), Gary (Tina), Diane (Bob) Morey, Brenda (Mark) Holenstein; Grandchildren: Stuart (Kim), Wendy (Bill), Lisa, Lance (Heidi), Mark (Janice), Lane (Jeanette), Kim (Dave), Troy (Jodi), Ivan (Daphne), Candace (Wes), Ryan (Jessica), Shane, Angela (Sheldon), Shonna, Myles (Tamara) and 36 Great Grandchildren and numerous others that fondly called her Grandma and Great Grandma. Jean is predeceased by her loving husband Les (1997) and grandson Scott (1969). She was the last of her generation in both the Hopps and Tofsrud Families. “She is more precious than rubies…” Proverbs 3:15

Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers

Discovery House Day Care 3675 Alfred Avenue

Check us out at Our commitment is to provide Contact Jozie at quality care in a safe environment, 250-847-0036 with a focus on learning through play. Flexible pricing for part time.

Administrative Assistant Required Silvicon Services inc. is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistant. Silvicon Services Inc. is a well-established, progressive, forest management consulting firm. Based out of beautiful Smithers, B.C., Silvicon has provided full-phase forest management and environmental services to forest companies and government agencies throughout British Columbia and Alberta for over 30 years. Specific Duties Include: • General Reception • Office management • Invoicing • Timekeeping • Payroll preparation • Data entry and management • Safety Management System support Qualifications Required: • Professional friendly manner • Proficiency with Microsoft “Word” & “Excel” • Excellent organizational skills • Close attention to detail • Ability to work in a team and independently • Good communication skills • Class 5 driver’s license This is a full time position with flexible hours. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Or drop off at: Silvicon Services inc., 3560 Victoria Drive, Smithers BC

Vihar Construction Ltd. Vihar Construction Ltd. requires a full-time bookkeeper

a full-time bookkeeper /requires office administrator. / office administrator. To thrive in this role, you’ll need to enjoy variety, To thrive in this role, you’ll need to enjoy variety, work independently, communicate well and be work independently, and be super organized. We communicate are looking forwell a motivated super organized. We aretrack looking for ainmotivated individual with a proven record office individual with a proven track record in office administration. administration. Key responsibilities involve: • Dispatching trucks, Key responsibilities involve: • Deal with anytrucks, queries via phone, email and Dispatching correspondence, • general Deal with any queries via phone, email and • General bookkeeping, including accounts general correspondence, and receivableincluding processes • payable General bookkeeping, accounts • Prepare invoices to vendors and payable and send receivable processes • customers Prepare and send invoices to vendors and • Process payroll customers • Month preparation (i.e. bank statement Processend payroll profit & loss, sheets) • reconciliation, Month end preparation (i.e. balance bank statement • Monitor office supplies and balance order as sheets) needed reconciliation, profit & loss, • Monitor office supplies and order as needed You will need: • Finance administration knowledge You will need: • Basic accounting skills knowledge with a high degree Finance administration accuracy (preference of QuickBooks) • of Basic accounting skills with a high degree • Excellent communication of accuracy (preference ofskills QuickBooks) • Excellent communication skills package Vihar offers a comprehensive benefits and wages basedbenefits on experience Viharcompetitive offers a comprehensive package and knowledge. and competitive wages based on experience To Drop off resume at 2880 Tatlow Rd andapply: knowledge. or Fax: 250-847-2927.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are seeking a full-time employee to join our excellent team. The successful applicant needs no prior experience with optometry, but should have a cheerful disposition. REQUIREMENTS: • excellent computer skills • effective communication and telephone manner • eagerness to learn about optometry Interested applicants are requested to submit resumes in person to 3767 - 3rd Ave, Smithers, B.C. by July 26, 2013.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

Part-time 25 - 30 hours per week


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)

Interested applicants can forward their resume to or drop off in person to 3046 Hwy 16 in Smithers. Vihar Construction Ltd. requires a full-time bookkeeper / office administrator.

Would you like to swallow 20 pills every day, just to digest your food?

To thrive in this role, you’ll need to enjoy variety, work independently, communicate well and be super organized. We are looking for a motivated individual with a proven track record in office administration.

Key responsibilities involve: • Dispatching trucks, • Deal with any queries via phone, email and general correspondence, • General bookkeeping, including accounts payable and receivable processes • Prepare and send invoices to vendors and customers • Process payroll • Month end preparation (i.e. bank statement reconciliation, profit & loss, balance sheets) • Monitor office supplies and order as needed You will need: • Finance administration knowledge • Basic accounting skills with a high degree of accuracy (preference of QuickBooks) • Excellent communication skills Vihar offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive wages based on experience and knowledge. To apply: Drop off resume at 2880 Tatlow Rd or Fax: 250-847-2927. Advertising space donated by The Interior News

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Smithers has immediate full & part time positions available. Apply in person with resume to 3862 Broadway Ave. NO phone calls, please.

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers is now hiring positive, high energy, professional staff for the following positions:

Please apply within with resume. 250-847-6668 3880 4th Ave., Smithers

Dishwasher No experience necessary


We are looking for a full time or part time Merchandiser for our food section. Must be hardworking, able to work independently, provide superior customer service. Work at a fast pace and be able to lift up to legal limits. Must have previous retail experience in grocery and be able to work some night shifts and weekends.

Apply to: Angela Email: Main Street, Smithers

The Office of the Wet’suwet’en Is currently accepting applications for: Culture Camp Coordinator The Coordinator, on a contract basis, will be instrumental in the development and implementation of a Wet’suwet’en youth cultural camp taking place in August 2013. Contact the Office of the Wet’suwet’en (attention: Tara William) for complete job description. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m. START DATE: July 29, 2013 to August 23, 2013 Mail or fax to: Office of the Wet’suwet’en 205 Beaver R.d. Suite #1, Moricetown, B.C. V0J 2N1 Fax: (250) 847-5381 Phone: (250) 847-3630 The Treehouse Housing Association

Operates the Ark Playday Center 1750 Hankin Avenue, Box 620, Telkwa BC. V0J 2X0 (250) 846-9661 Building community from the roots up

Experienced Servers Must have - Serving It Right

Knowledge of sushi would be an asset. All positions are permanent & are primarily nights and weekends. Please drop off resume and references at the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers.

Sports/Community Reporter The award-winning The Interior News has an immediate opportunity for a full-time sports/ community reporter, perfect for anyone looking for direct access to an outdoor lifestyle that oɈers mountain Iiking, skiing, snow Ioarding, Ă„shing, hunting and so much more We are looking for a talented individual, who is aIle to understand the challenges and rewards in a small community newspaper while meeting daily and weekly deadlines 9esponsiIilities will include story and photo assignments as required for the community newspaper as well as various special sections in addition to maintaining content on the weIsite 8ualiĂ„cations! • Strong work ethic, leadership skills and sound news judgement • Strong InDesign skills are an asset • You must have a valid driver’s license and a reliaIle vehicle • Preference given to those with a journalism Iackground

Qualifications: Minimum 1 year experience in a similar role with similar coordinator and supervisory experience preferred, valid ECE, First Aid & CPR, Class 4 Driver’s License an asset; must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check.

Pharmacy Technician Wrinch Pharmacy, located in Hazelton, BC, is a busy retail pharmacy open Monday to Friday. We are currently looking for a full time Pharmacy Technician. The successful applicant will have: • Grade 12 graduation • Pharmacy Technician Certification or 2 years of related work experience • Excellent customer service skills • Demonstrate computer knowledge • Strong ability to multitask • Ability to work in a team environment • Good physical condition and able to work standing for long periods of time • Self motivated Preference will be given to registered pharmacy technicians however related experience will be considered. Please address resume and covering letter to: Yvonne de Boer Wrinch Pharmacy Bag 999 2510 West Highway 62 Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0 Phone: (1)250-842-6040 Fax: (1)250-842-0154 Closing date for applications will be Aug.09/2013.

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Grant Harris, Publisher Box 2560, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Email: Thank you for your interest 6nly those selected for an interview will Ie contacted


We offer a fun, energetic, and engaging environment; a competitive salary, and childcare benefits. Please forward your resume to: Box 620, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X0 Fax: (250) 846-9661 Phone: (250) 846-9661

Attention RN’s & LPN’s Would you like to use your nursing experience to build a profitable business? Become part of Canada’s only Nurseowned & operated Home Health Care Agency. To learn more about this unique opportunity in the Terrace, Kitimat & Smithers area please call 1.877.998.3372

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We are seeking a motivated and energized School Aged Coordinator to join our team

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Employment 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

Work Wanted LOOKING FOR Employment: Mature, responsible, experienced female: Certified Elementary Education Assistant, will provide childcare/tutoring.Trained Health Care Assistant, will provide personal and respite care for all ages. Flexible hours, reasonable rates, references available. (250)877-2770


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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay FRESH QUALITY hay in Kispiox Valley, round bales. (250)842-0030 GOOD QUALITY horse hay, $3.00/sq. bale off the field, $3.50 from the barn. Delivery avail. in BV. (250)846-9690.

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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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:

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:

Assay Lab Manager

Mine Supervisor

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:

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

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  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:

Blinds & Drapery

Blinds & Drapery

New Blinds...

Of All Kinds

• cleaning • repair •

A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

Bob Swift 250-847-3051 Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services




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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:

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

Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters & Downspouts

Continuous Aluminum Gutters 250-846-5509

Bulkley Valley Eavestroughing - Telkwa Serving the Bulkley Valley.


Sex and the Kitty


Trucking/ Bull Dozing

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Trucking/ Bull Dozing

EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE 7 Axle Self-loading Logging Truck 48’ Tandem Axle Hay/Lumber Hauler

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

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STEEL BUILDING - DIY summer sale! Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x22 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. one end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

TOWN serviced lot for sale Chestnut Street Telkwa Perfect site for your new home. $48,000. 250-847- 4984

PRICED TO SELL $429,000 obo

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STEEL BUILDINGS, metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Beautiful 3-yr-old 1590 sq.ft. rancher, 3 bdrm, open den, 2 bath, 10 ft. ceilings, plus vaulted open living area, oversi]ed windows, high-end Âżnishing throughout, private back yard, fenced and fully landscaped.

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

3257 3rd Ave., Smithers Call: 250-847-4785

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1862 Princess Street Smithers House for Sale - This 1050 sq. ft. 3 bdr. rancher is in a great neighbourhood close to Chandler Park. Features include Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, wood stove, new bathroom, wired workshop, carport and large private fenced backyard with mature trees. For details go to: or call Sarah: 778-210-2936.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

1/2 ACRE lot on quiet cul-desac in Telkwa. All amenities to lot line. Corner lot with street light. For more info. phone (250)846-5542 5 ACRES Bluff Road, Telkwa, excellent view, water to property line. (250)846-5698

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.

Business for Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

SMITHERS, 1 bdrm apt, close to town. $575/mth + util. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 250-846-5269.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: Ski Hill Property Lot located near Cannon Ball Run. For info call Allen or Susan 847-9800 or 847-0799.

NEED A HOUSESITTER? Retired couple with RV will watch your house/yard in return for summer parking in Smithers. Short or long term 250-951-1425.

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Acreage for Sale

Smart Buyers know the Value of a

Well kept and maintained home on a very large landscaped double lot. Must be seen to be appreciated. Ready for immediate occupancy. Call to view 250-877-2200 or 250-614-3440

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Fully licenced & insured BC Licence #48366 Wood stove inspections Pre-listing inspections for Vendors Same day e-mail reports with photos

250-847-3222 Terry Fulljames


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Personal Real Estate Corporation

5171 Willow Road Rural property at its best! Solid, custom-built 5 bdrm, 3 bath home on a level, private, 5 acre lot, with a 320â&#x20AC;&#x2122; well. Stunning view! Attractive wood throughout including vaulted ceilings. Gas/wood heat and 200Amp service. Finished shop with open ceiling design. Garages hold up to 4 vehicles. Fireplace as well as fireplace insert. Many updates. Close to town and the Lake.

Lots 8 & 9 Dunlop Street â&#x20AC;˘ 41,992 square foot building lot â&#x20AC;˘ Mountain views â&#x20AC;˘ Rural neighborhood â&#x20AC;˘ Variety of mature trees


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Priced to sell at $485,000

Seller can finance at 2.75%. All inquiries welcome! 250 847-9508

Open Houses

For Sale by Owner

Open House July 13th â&#x20AC;˘ 1-3 pm


$274,550 4 bedroom, rec room, 1.5 bathroom home. Large deck partly covered, shop, carport. Beautifully landscaped yard, across from St Joseph School, near downtown. Fenced back yard. 250.847.9518 Serious inquiries only.

Open Houses


1446 Chestnut Street MATTHEWS 7his is a very high efÂżciancy

Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

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Homes for Rent

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2 BDRM, 1 bath, W/D, 1 year lease, mtn view, deck, pets OK, 975 sq.ft., main & bsmt for storage. Avail. Sept. 1st. $1700/mth, gas/hydro sep. $750 dmg deposit. Kim (604)836-2504 after 6 p.m.

Quiet, mature 27 year old professional, with house trained dog, seeking rental home in the Smithers/Telkwa area for August 1, 2013. Preferably less than $800 a month incl utilities. Good references. Willing to pay pet/damage deposit, annual lease. 778-884-6649 or

4 BDRM HOUSE on Telkwa High Rd. for rent. avail. July 1. 250-846-5855.


Suites, Lower BSMT SUITE for rent, $750/mth incl. util. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s + DD. (250)847-1341

Suites, Upper

Cars - Domestic 1997 HONDA CIVIC 4 door, Winter tires incl. $1000. (250)846-5887


FURNISHED UPSTAIRS one bdrm suite on Tyhee Lake. Cathedral ceilings, large deck, quiet, scenic view, satellite TV, for single mature adult. N/S, N/P. 250-846-9636.

2004 Honda Goldwing GL1800 - 70,000 km - $16,500 or best offer - 250-698-7598

SMITHERS renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2 bdrm, Clean unit. Balcony, sep. storage rm. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Very quiet bldg. $850/m. (250)847-4453.


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MIDDLE AGED couple looking to buy or rent a modest home or mobile on small acreage. wiling to pay pad rent and help with property maintenance. (250)428-5624

2009 SUZUKI King Quad 450, camo, passenger seat, winch, gun rack, loading ramps, low mileage, nylon cover, good rubber, great shape. $5,000 firm. 250-847-3574

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic


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Legal Notices

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INVITATION TO TENDER Senden Agriculture Resource Centre Phase II Construction Project The Upper Skeena Development Centre (USDC) invites tenders for the construction of a four unit housing complex and commercial processing and retail facility at the Senden Agriculture Resource Centre located at 2920 Highway 62 in Hazelton, BC. This Phase of construction is part of an overall plan to develop the site as an agriculture resource and training centre. The construction must be completed by March 31, 2014. Interested contractors will be required to make a site visit at the time of requesting a tender package. Please arrange the site visit by calling for an appointment with the Director named below. Sealed tenders marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invitation to Tender: Senden Centre Phase IIâ&#x20AC;?, may be delivered by hand or mailed to USDC. Two complete copies of tender response documents must be received by the tender closing date of August 9th, 2013, at 4:30 pm. USDC reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents, and to accept any tender or offer, which it may consider to be in the best interest of USDC. For further information, please contact: Alice Smith, Executive Director, Upper Skeena Development Centre, 4345 Field St., Box 336, Hazelton, B.C., V0J 1Y0. Phone 250-842-6110 or Email:

MINES ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO PERMIT THE MINE PLAN AND RECLAMATION PROGRAM FOR THE TATLOW S&G PIT Take notice that: Greg Burns of Vihar Construction Ltd. has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines, pursuant to Part 10.2.1 of the Health and Safety Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed sand and gravel operation located at 4245 Tatlow Road, on that part of fractional SE 1/4, Section 7,Township 4, Range 5, Coast District which lies west of the Bulkley River, except the Grand Truck Pacific Railway R/W as shown on Plan 1232, and Plan EPP1326. A copy of the permit application, including supporting documentation, is available for public viewing at: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0. Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days from the date of publication to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, Northern Region at Bag 5000, 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N9 or by email, (facsimile: 250-847-7603). Please note that the Chief Inspector does not have a mandate to consider the merits of the proposed mine from a zoning or a land use planning perspective.

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Notice of RDBN Agricultural Land Use Inventory Field Crews The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is conducting an Agricultural Land Use Inventory (ALUI) of the rural lands surrounding the communities of Smithers and Vanderhoof. The inventory involves the identification and classification of agricultural activity and other uses occurring on agricultural lands.

Take notice that 5450 N.W.T. LTD from New Hazelton, BC, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Licence of Occupation for Adventure Tourism situated on Provincial Crown land located ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND ON THE SOUTH BANK OF THE SKEENA RIVER, TOGETHER WITH THOSE PARTS OF DISTRICT LOTS 318, 698, 699, 699B, 776, 777, 1159, 1377 AND 1380, LOT A OF DISTRICT LOT 777, BLOCKS A AND C OF DISTRICT LOT 1380, AND THAT PART LYING WEST OF RAILWAY AND NORTH OF PLAN 955B, DISTRICT LOT 699, CASSIAR DISTRICT, CONTAINING 185.44 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Lands File for this application is 6408568. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Land Tenure Specialist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adventure Tourism, MFLNRO, at PO Box 5000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3726 Alfred Ave., Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to August 15, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http:// for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; office in Smithers.

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NOTICE is hereby given that Kimberly Jayne Hunter Ă&#x20AC;led an Assignment in Bankruptcy on June 24, 2013, and that John S. Beverley & Associates Inc. was appointed as Trustee. The Ă&#x20AC;rst meeting of creditors will be held on the 15th day of July, 2013 at the hour of 11:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock in the morning, at the ofĂ&#x20AC;ce of the Trustee, 1240 5th Avenue, in the city of Prince George, in the Province of British Columbia.

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Real Estate  B15

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Bulkley Valley Real Estate


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Email: Located in the Log Office at 3568 Hwy. 16 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

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12454 Alder Road

4953 Highway 16, Smithers

98 Morrison St, Granisle

#86 Mountainview MHP

1216 Hunter Ave, Telkwa

#22 – 95 Laidlaw Road

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4 bedroom, private country home Vaults, skylights, hardwood, hot tub Fencing, greenhouse, out buildings Visual tour @

Dave and Sonia

mls n229055

Great mortgage helper suite Newer flooring, 5 bedrooms 2 fireplaces, super views Visual tour @

Dave and Sonia


mls n229088

Updated 4 bdrm, 2½ bath, bsmt home Force air electric, 2 wood fireplaces Private yd, 2 decks, covered parking Includes all furnishings, fishing boat

Ron Lapadat


mls n228194

Well kept 14x66 mobile, open layout Newer flooring, interior decorating Good location, private back yard

Ron Lapadat


mls n226811

Hand hewn log home, riverfront .96 acre, level beach front 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Gourmet kitchen, lots of windows

Donna Grudgfield


mls n224956

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom mobile Oak cabinets, vaulted ceilings New roof in 2004 Sundeck, well landscaped lot

Donna Grudgfield

mls n227698



75-95 Laidlaw Road

12915 Eagle Road

3940 Third Avenue

3256 Turner Way

#26 – 1205 Montreal Street

#59 – 95 Laidlaw Road

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3 bedrooms Snow roof Front living room Empty, quick possession

Donna Grudgfield

mls n226990

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

Leo Lubbers

mls n226385


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

Leo Lubbers


mls n227229

Half duplex - one sold, one available 1700 sf, 3 bedrms, 2½ bathrms Big kitchens, hardwood, large decks

Ron Lapadat

mls n226189

Adult oriented half duplex strata Modern interior, large sundeck Big country kitchen, 2 lg bedrooms

Ron Lapadat

mls n227843



Spacious & super well kept 3 bdrm Open plan, modern appliances Large manicured & fenced yard

Ron Lapadat

mls n228177



1413 Queen Street

4024 Walnut Drive

24055 Walcott Road, Telkwa

3931 Alfred Avenue

4300 Block Second Avenue

5726 Kilpatrick Road

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Convenient location by town centre Solid & spacious 3 bedrm rancher Big 61x132 yard

Ron Lapadat

mls n228537

Unique design, central location Large lot, 5 bedrooms, 3 level Spacious rooms, sunken living rm Vaulted ceilings, fireplace

Peter Lund

mls n222441


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

Donna Grudgfield


mls n227127

Character galore, treed and private New kitchen & bathroom, wood stove 75 x 125, R-2 lot, vaults Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

mls n228064

Residential 49x125 lot Build your dream house View of mountain and park Partially fenced and landscaped

Dave & Sonia

mls n228093


Tyhee Lake frontage, 5.2 acres Solid 4 bedrooms, full basement Fireplace, HRV unit, private Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

mls n227862



Lot 6 Canyon Road

23 Starliter Way

1312 Morice Drive

Alpine Drive

Lot 5 Hyland Place

3919 Broadway Avenue

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Affordable, 8 rural acres Some completed fencing Level for horses and hobby farm Located close to Bulkley River

Dave & Sonia

mls n227536

Build your dream home here Newest subdivision in Smithers Access to Lake Kathlyn, recreation Close to schools, airport, golf

Dave & Sonia

mls n227259


4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Many updates Large fenced yard, RV parking Great location

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n228219

Lifetime seasons passes for two! Offer expires May 31, 2013 Standing at $127,500 Ski in, ski out

Sandra Hinchliffe

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

Sandra Hinchliffe



mls n224606

Updated heritage home Energy efficient Private landscaped yard New detached garage

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n221050



8535 Woodmere Road

4891 Eleventh Ave, New Hazelton

316 Swan Rd, Kispiox Valley

167 Ross Lake Rd, New Hazelton

1432 Skeena Place

#13 – 9265 George Frtg Rd

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Rare 250 acre Woodmere Ranch 1600sf, 3 bed rancher, log guest home Hay land, pasture, year round creek Cattle, sheep, poultry, market garden

Charlie McClary

mls n4505943

2200 sq ft, 4 bedroom family home Great location, well maintained Heated 34x26 garage & 20x36 shop Covered deck, greenhouse, fruit trees

Ron & Charlie

mls n228178


Custom built home on 125 acres Set up for horses, riding Pasture barns, fencing Privacy and views, near fishing

Ron & Charlie

mls n215425


Country cottage on 23 acres Borders Ross Lake Provincial Park Vaulted ceiling, birch & slate floors Private setting, beautiful lawn/garden

Ron & Charlie

mls n226223

4 level split in quiet cul-de-sac Large lot, great views Updated kitchen, OSBE, sheds Close to schools and hospital

Karen Benson

mls n228601

Bulkley River riverfront 3 bedrooms, many upgrades Covered deck, workshop, wood shed Well kept, clean, view today

Jantina Meints




mls n228453

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17771 Hwy 16 W, Smithers

Lot 10 Morris Road

1446 Chestnut St, Telkwa

13042 Blue Jay Road

Lot 1 Chestnut Street

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900sf, well built and clean home 2.23 acres 8 minutes from town 2 bedrooms, full basement Quick possession

Jantina Meints

mls n228536

Build your dream home 10.22 acre lot Just 5 minutes from Telkwa Gas, power, phone service on road

Kiesha Matthews

mls n227721


Newly constructed high eff home High ceilings Great open concept layout Close to playground & sports fields

Kiesha Matthews

Come help us Celebrate!

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

mls n227765

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

5 acres, level and treed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom New asphalt shingles, laminate floor Lg attached workshop, bsmt access

Kiesha Matthews

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

mls n222142

Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

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Excellent corner building lot Approximately 102’ x 160’ Mountain views Near playground, ball park, trails

Kiesha Matthews

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

mls n228126

Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420

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The District of New Hazelton council hosted a celebration of the 146 birthday of our Nation and hundreds of people from the area took in the event to share in the festivities. Left: New Hazelton, Village of Hazelton and Regional District of KitimatStikine representatives share in cake cutting. Right: The smallest member of the All Clans Dancers weaves her way through the crowd during a song.

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July 10, 2013 edition of the Smithers Interior News