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Council strikes bike lane balance By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News



Smithers town council has struck a balance in developing a bike lane across the community. At the regular Town of Smithers council meeting on July 9, a motion was approved to add markings and signage along Third Ave., from Montreal St. near Smithers Secondary School to 16th Ave., indicating the road as a shared biking lane and to reduce the speed limit from 50 to 30 km/h. “I think it’s a real win-win for the people of Third Ave. who said speed was a real concern and for bicycle users who want a crosstown connector that’s safer than some of our other streets,” Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. “This is an achievable first step and it’s a way of providing some safety.” The idea of a bike lane on Third Ave. was proposed by the Bike

Friendly Community Task Force, after the committee was formed on the direction of council, aiming to make Smithers more bicycle friendly and safer for cyclists. A public meeting at the end of June discussed possible ways to achieve this, including having a dedicated bikes-only route along Third Ave. Councillors listened to public feedback coming out of that meeting and decided on a cautious course of action. A recent report on the project done by a traffic engineer at ICBC also supported council’s way of moving forward. Bachrach said he saw the decision as a great step toward making Smithers more bicycle friendly. “Ultimately, I think it’s a longterm vision and we don’t want to start out with something that polarizes the community beyond repair,” Bachrach said. See BIKE on A2

AIR TIME Gabe Elmore gets some air while competing in the Junior class at the Smithers Motocross Association fun race on July 14. Elmore finsihed second in the Junior 250cc class. Forty-four racers, from as far away as Merritt took part in the event. For complete results, see A13. Ryan Jensen photo

Hazelton track star Regan Yee earns national title By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Regan Yee is a national junior champion. But it wasn’t so much

the fact that Yee won first place that was surprising, it was the manner in which she did it. Last weekend, at the 2013 Canadian Junior Championships, the

Hazleton track star won the 2,000-metre steeplechase event with a personal best time of 6:46.82 — more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place competitor.

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Compromise reached on Third Ave. bike lane

From BIKE on Front Third Ave. resident Lee Storie, an outspoken critic of the pilot project at the open house last month, said she felt council’s decision was a good compromise. “I think at this particular time, it was a good decision they made,” she said.

One of Storie’s main concerns was the speed some people travel along the roadway, which was addressed by council. Councillor Frank Wray said the town will have to work closely with the RCMP to make sure the new speed limit is adhered to.

“Without enforcement, this won’t mean anything, so I think we definitely have to meet with [Smithers RCMP detachment commander] Staff Sgt. Marshall and indicate we would like this strictly enforced,” Wray said. The next step in the process is to officially change

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By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery is putting the call out to people catching Coho and Chinook in the area to turn the heads in to local organizations. Doing so will enter the person in a draw for a multitude of prizes, but also allow for a more accurate count of returning salmon, Mike O’Neill, manager at TCFH, said. “We’re just trying to make people aware to watch out for hatchery fish,” O’Neill said. “If they don’t have a lot of room they don’t have to take the whole head. “Just cut behind the eye and keep the upper jaw.” Toboggan Creek tags each fish in the hatchery before releasing them, but a visual indicator of a hatchery fish is a missing adipose fin, which normally resides

“We expect returns of around 200,000 Chinook this year,” -Mike O’Neill Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery

between the dorsal and tail along the spine. “We expect returns of around 200,000 Chinook this year,” O’Neill said. “Those fish will range from three to six years old. “Plus we expect returns from the 35,000 Coho we released in 2010.” The Chinook will weigh up to 30 pounds and the Coho will average eight pounds, O’Neill said. “We would especially like the Morice River heads,” O’Neill said. “We haven’t been able to collect much data because the rivers have been so high.” The TCFH will have two draws this year.

“One of the draws will be for First Nations who catch for food,” O’Neill said. “The other will be for any angler.” The first place winners of the draw will receive $250 each and there will also be smaller prizes for others who win, down to 10th place in each group. “We expect our fish to be coming through to the middle of August,” O’Neill said. Fish can be returned to the Toboggan Creek Hatchery, Department of Fisheries and Oceans offices and most tackle shops from Terrace to Houston. Fish will be taken up until the end of September, O’Neill said.

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Tammy (in the above poster) is one of the frontline warriors in the STOP-HIV/AIDS pilot project that has helped raise the awareness that the disease is not just an urban malady. Contributed photo

STOP HIV wins award By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Northern Health has earned the 2013 BC Health Care Gold Apple award for its pilot project STOPHIV/AIDS and the Smithers branch of Positive Living North was part of the driving force. STOP-HIV/AIDS is a four-year multimedia campaign including posters, video and printed brochures. The contribution from PLN was recognized by Northern Health when the latter asked Vanessa West, executive director of PLN, to accept the collaborative solutions award in Vancouver. “Norther Health came up with the idea to include rural

centres like Smithers in the pilot project,” West said. “That idea was definitely beneficial to the success of the campaign. “The fact that Northern Health involved so many community partners like Positive Living North definitely put us in the lead among nominees as well.” Representatives from the Central Interior Native Health Society and Northern B.C. HIV/ AIDS Coalition, who are also part of the group of organizations, also accepted the award with West, she said. Since detection, more than 35 million people have died as a result of contracting HIV/AIDS worldwide, according to the World Health

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Organization and there are currently 34 million people living with the disease. One of the survivors, Tammy, lives in the Bulkley Valley and is part of the STOP-HIV/AIDS awareness video. “The video is really powerful,” Melanie Monds, on-site manager at Smithers’ PLN, said. “The gal from our community steals the whole video. “Everywhere we show it people end up crying because of the messages shared.” The STOP-HIV/ AIDS video is online at and shows three frontline warriors, like Tammy, who is HIV positive. An emotional Tammy sent a message to her family in the video. “I wish you could

just love me and get over the fact I have HIV,” Tammy said. “Because I am me. “HIV is not me.” The main purpose of the campaign and video is to relay the message that HIV/ AIDS remains a threat in the world, Marilyn Morrison, HIV educator with PLN, said. “If you have sex, share tattoo or piercing needles, use intravenous drugs you can contract HIV,” Morrison said. People who contract HIV face discrimination because of the stigma and lack of education around the disease, Tammy and other frontline warriors in the video, said. For more information visit or

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Rangers assist in Quebec fires By Amara Janssens Smithers/Interior News

The Telkwa Rangers Unit Crew was sent to Roberval, Quebec last week to aid with forest fires that have been ravaging northern regions of the province for the past month. The 20-person team is part of the 100 fire personnel that B.C. sent to Quebec on July 7. Suzanne Pearce, fire information officer for the Northwest Fire Centre, said B.C. crews can be out of the province for up to 19 days per deployment, but an extension can be granted if their assistance is needed.

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“[The] weather is not for us. We are waiting for rain,” -Jacques Viger Security Quebec

“They’ve been put on expanded attack and containment efforts,” Pearce said. Mark Karlstom is leading the team of Telkwa rangers who are fighting dozens of fires in the Roberval-CoteNord area, a region incredibly isolated and out of cellphone service. Jacques Viger, regional director of civil security with Security Quebec, said

the situation in the region is changing each day. “Lots of fires, each day there’s more and more,” Vigers explained. The Rangers join firefighters from Saskatchewan and Quebec, for a total of 255 firefighters in the region. Additionally 21 helicopters and eight fixed-wing aircraft are being used to extinguish the fires.

Viger said there are more than 30 fires in the Roberval area alone and that number could rise as rain is not expected until later in the week. “[The] weather is not for us,” he said. “We are waiting for rain.” Viger said no communities have been evacuated, and no infrastructure is at risk. “It’s strictly a forest fire,” he said. Kevin Skrepnek, fire information officer with the Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre, said the fire personnel from B.C. can be recalled at any time, especially if they are needed for an emergency in this province.

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POINT O F V IEW A look back

Canada on the brink?

The press and radio of Canada are filled these days with reports of the growing fear of a devastating recession unless governments, particularly the federal government, business and labor make a determined effort to curb unrealistic expenditures and demands for higher prices and wages. There are definite signs that the federal government is leading Canada down the rosy path to ruin; such as the fact that Canada’s debt is rising faster than that of the U.S., despite the fact we are not involved in a major war effort. The Union of B.C. Municipalities in convention at Prince George this week might well take into consideration urging the federal government to put the brakes on spending in the proverbial “drunk” style.

Get on the voter’s list

A last-minute plea is being made by municipal clerks throughout the Bulkley Valley-Lakes District for residents to get on the voters’ lists in their communities. September 30th is the deadline! Details of requirements are presented in an ad published by the Town of Smithers. The procedure is simple, but it requires the initiative of residents of the community. If your name is not on the list come election time, or for a municipal plebiscite, don’t get your dander up at the municipal clerk, it’s you who are to blame!

Ban Hallowe’en The Union of B.C. Municipalities convening this week in Prince George should take the perhaps drastic, but necessary, steps to ban the ridicullous Hallowe’en observance in this province. The riots which marked the observance of this event last October should be reason enough for this august body to see the handwriting on the wall. It is the last straw which makes such a step the only alternative. The Interior News, Sept. 20, 1967

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here’s a new sheriff in town for BC Hydro, and it didn’t take long for the political range war to resume. The new sheriff, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, found himself on the barricades as soon as he got the hugely complex responsibility for energy and mines. NDP energy critic John Horgan highlighted the latest BC Hydro troubles in his assault on the B.C. Liberal budget. First there was a $140 million cost overrun on the Northwest Transmission Line, under construction north from Terrace to the tiny Tahltan village of Iskut and adjacent mine properties. Then BC Hydro

revealed results of an audit of its earthquake preparedness. “Condition red” was the key message. Basically, the sprawling utility has disaster plans for each of its dams or other power facilities, but no overall way to get the provincial power grid back up after a major earthquake. Horgan recited his list of BC Hydro sins after a decade of meddling by the B.C. Liberals: huge deferred debt revealed by the Auditor General, enormous liabilities for private power contracts, and more rate increases that Bennett has already admitted are on the way. And now they can’t even keep us safe from the big one. Bennett fired back. About $2 billion of

GUEST VIEW Tom Fletcher that debt is for seismic upgrades for the 80-year-old Ruskin Dam in Maple Ridge, and the equally frail John Hart Dam on the Campbell River, built with wooden water pipes. Major BC Hydro works slowed down after completion of Revelstoke and Mica dams in the 1980s, and now the work is more expensive. The Northwest

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Transmission Line is a partnership with Imperial Metals, which wants to power its Red Chris copper-gold-silver mine. Bennett said the company is not only paying for the last section to Iskut and the mine site, but pitching in for the main line as well. Ottawa paid $130 million to get remote communities off decades of dependence on diesel generators. AltaGas, owner of one of those private power projects in the region, puts in $180 million to get connected to the grid. The line will open up more mining and hydro possibilities. What’s ahead for rates? The utility is looking for 32 per cent in the next three years, says energy lawyer

David Austin. He calculates that only 2.5 per cent is attributable to increased private power costs. Among other things, BC Hydro needs regional emergency centres capable of functioning after a Japan-sized quake, plus expansion. Bennett came clean on another reason for rate increases – the government’s increasing dependence on taking a “dividend” as BC Hydro’s lone “shareholder.” The newly updated budget tells us this annual “dividend” is past $500 million and rising fast: $545 million this year, $611 million next year and $684 million the year after. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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BUCK A DAY Smithers Snowmobile Association president Ron Fowler presents Canadian Avalanche Centre acting Executive Director Karl Klassen a cheque for $1,500 to support the CAC’s public avalanche warning service and the delivery of snowmobilespecific programs. The SSA raised the funds by donating $1 from every trail fee collected as part of the Buck-A-Day Program.



BERNARD LUNDY “I’m looking forward to the buzz of everyone. It should be fun.”

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We need to look after re-use depot


Editor: I am shocked to read in the latest regional district newsletter that Stoney Stoltenberg still intends to close down the Re-use Depot and forbid salvaging at the Smithers-Telkwa transfer station. I thought that the outcry at his first attempt around the time of the last Trade Fair was enough to end his misguided effort. The little white shed at the dump provides so many benefits to so many people, and allows tons of stuff to be recycled instead of being hauled expensively to Knockholt to be needlessly buried. People get such pleasure out of finding a “treasure” in the swap shed that they even have a warm feeling for the regional district and feel slightly compensated for the taxes they have to pay

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them. I think I am the last of the original “Bulkley Valley Recycling Society” members still tidying in the shed at least once a week. In fact, it was my idea 11 years ago that we write the regional district to ask for a swap shed, as they were planning to build the transfer station building soon. Some of our members said the regional district was clueless about recycling (at that time) and our effort would be in vain, but Anne wrote the letter requesting a shed anyway, and miracle of miracles, the regional district


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approved $5,000 for the building but wrote that our society had to maintain it or they would close it down. A few years later the Town of Smithers wanted to start a “Recycling Committee” and asked our ad hoc group to disband and join them, which we did. Then a few years later a new administration decided that we didn’t need a recycling committee, and disbanded it, leaving the town and area without any recycling group. We need a recycling club again! Are there folks out there who will join

me? We need workers, not only talkers. If I get five or more interested, excited, extreme recyclers, we will get restarted. Call me at (250)847-4382. Stoney wrote that salvaging has to stop because workers have been assaulted. When a student assaults a teacher, do we close the school? When a patient assaults a nurse, do we close the hospital? Or seniors’ home? Most store owners will tell you there will always be the deranged who may lose it and need police or professional help. I bet store owners are happy these sorts have the transfer station to “shop”


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in and not their store! The transfer station is part of our “commons” that we feel good about sharing with one another. We don’t want to lose our freedoms there and salvaging options. More and more folks are using the transfer station and swap shed and probably if economic conditions worsen, this trend will accelerate. But the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District doesn’t want to increase your taxes to pay for more workers, especially for the swap shed, so we have to roll up our sleeves and take on the tidying ourselves. Everybody help, OK? This valley is great because most of us do some volunteering to help one another: in sports, churches, music, thrift stores, etc. So let’s add the swap shed as another baby that needs our care. Mary Etta Goodacre Smithers

TENNILLE GEORGE “I’m excited to see more family entertainment, to see more life on Main St.”

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Dog park proposal moves ahead

By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Barkpark proposal has taken one more step forward after town council supported in principle the idea of having a dog park on town-owned land. The decision was made during the regular Smithers town council meeting on July 9 after the Barkpark committee made another submission, this time recommending a number of potential sites for the dog park. Some of the sites include the Riverside Park campground, Elk’s Park and Heritage Park. Mayor Taylor Bachrach said he felt the dog park would be a great addition to the community. “I’d really like to see this happen, I think I’ve said that 45 times now,” Bachrach said. “Other communities have dog parks, they’re seen as an amenity to the dog-owning public, which is probably bigger than the bike-

Jessy Taggart owning public or at least comparable. “I don’t see why, in a little corner of unused land, we can’t make something happen.” Some councillors raised concerns about how the dog park would be managed by the volunteer group and also about giving town land to the group for the project. Councillor Bill Goodacre said he was not at all worried about the management issues that could surround a dog park run by a non-profit society on town-owned land. “Obviously, this is the first dog park in the world,”

Goodacre deadpanned sarcastically. “We’ve got people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do something, not just for themselves, but for others with no compensation of any sort. Those are the type of people that make a community a strong place. Why would we put up unnecessary roadblocks?” Town of Smithers staff was directed to take a look at the information provided by the Barkpark committee and prepare a report on what they think is the most suitable location. The report is to be completed by no later than May 31, 2014. Barkpark committee head, Jessy Taggart, said she’s pleased with the direction the proposal is heading and understands projects like this can take time to get up and running. “Nothing happens overnight,” Taggart said. “But we don’t want it to be set on the back burner, we want it to eventually happen.”


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first leg Nathan Cullen finishes his first lap in the water during the Tyhee Lake Triathlon on Sunday morning. Cullen was a member of a threeperson team, along with Taylor Bachrach and Greg Brown. For more on the Tyhee Lake Triathlon, see A13. Full results can be found at www.mcbike. ca.

From YEE on Front With the result, Yee is the only female in Canada of any age to run the race in under seven minutes this year. “I was really focused on not falling, like last year,” she said. “I’ve been training really hard all summer for this result, so it feels good to see the hard work paying off.” She also placed fifith in the 3,000-metre race at the event. Yee is competing at the provincial championships in Kamloops this weekend along with other Bulkley Valley Athletics

Regan Yee Club members and is hoping to earn a spot at the Pan Am Junior championships in Colombia in August. A recent Hazelton Secondary School grad, Yee will attend Trinity Western University on a track and field scholarship in September.

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Hazelton is back in the CIHL for the 20132014 hockey season. This was just one of the changes announced after the CIHL annual general meeting was recently held in Smithers. “The Hazelton Wolverines met the deadline and have provided all of the necessary credentials and documentation. They will be playing next season,” said CIHL president Ray Hallock of the team that folded at the end of the 2012 season. “This is good news for the league ... the return of the Wolverines makes the existing east/west split continue to work for scheduling.” The Wolverines may be in but the Omenica Ice of Vanderhoof are no longer part of the senior men’s hockey league. The Ice, who finished with a 6-10-2 record but struggled with finding enough players, informed the CIHL of its intention to fold during the meeting. As for the product on the ice, the executive voted to do away with the automatic shootout in the event of

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a tie. By a unanimous vote of executive and player reps, games that end in a tie during regulation time will enter a five-minute, 4-on-4 overtime period before proceeding to the shootout. “It was something that a player from Kitimat brought forward and something everyone agreed with. From a player perspective, going straight from regulation to a shoot-out isn’t the best way to go, so we’re looking forward to giving the fans that extra entertainment,” said Prince Rupert Rampage defenceman Derek Baker. Steelheads head coach Tom DeVries said in his time with the team, he has never

had to select players to take part in a shootout but felt it was a good decision. “I think it’s a great idea,” DeVries said. “I haven’t been in a shootout in two years so I don’t even know what they’re like but I think the fans will like it.” The 2013/2014 season will include an

18-game schedule with three divisions. The west includes Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat; the central includes Hazelton, Smithers and Houston; and the east includes Quesnel, Williams Lake and Lac La Hache. The Smithers Steelheads will hold their tryout camp in mid-September.




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Bain tops in Tyhee triathlon team of Ramin, Lowe and Telbot. In the Sprint race, the top male was Glyn Doyle with a time of 1:17:40 and the top female was Danielle Smyth with a time of 1:33:01. The top team was Parker, Chaplin and Lanoville. Two competitors did the shorter ‘Tria-Tri’ distance. Travis Pete crossed the line first in 53:27 and Ashleigh Ballevona was second in 1:03:18. The post-race

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The Tyhee Lake Triathlon on July 14 was a huge success with 50 participants in the Olympic, Sprint and ‘Tri-a-Tri’ distances. Competitors from across the north came out for the race and the weather was perfect. The top male in the Olympic event was Owen Bain with a time of 2:14:27 and the top female was Sarah Barr in 2:44:07. The top team was the

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The Bulkley Valley Rapids were honoured with the Fair Play Award at the U14 provincial championships in North Vancouver the first weekend of July. The team is made up of players from Houston, Smithers and Hazelton.

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independence day Friends, supporters and members of Smithers’ South Sudanese community gathered on July 13 to celebrate the second anniversary of the independence of the African country at the Pioneer Activity Centre. Pictured is nine-year-old Rose Loki as she fills up her plate with a variety of delicious foods. Ryan Jensen photo

Angelika Langen feels a little bit lost. For the first time in six years, the operator of the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter has no tenants in her grizzly or black bear enclosures. But this silence has presented an opportunity for the organization. On Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. the NLWS is hosting a work bee to spruce up the bear enclosures at the site. “This is an awesome opportunity to do some of those bigger projects with the bear facilities,” said Langen. “The public has asked us for years if they can help and we keep telling them no because we can’t have lots of people in here when we have animals.” Some of the projects the organization needs assistance with are general cleanup, fencing and other enrichments, Langen said. “We just need some people who have the willingness to put some muscle into it,” she said, adding six years ago it was a class of Grade 8 students who helped them spruce up the bear’s surroundings. “They did in one day what would have taken us a week or more.” But the quiet could end at any time as Langen can be called out to pick up a new bear at a moment’s notice. This year has been an incredibly busy one for the wildlife shelter, as they have already released three grizzlies and 29 black bears to various locations across B.C. “I’ve basically been on the road since the 27th of May,” Langen said. Youth are also welcome to come out to the work bee. Anyone interested in lending a hand is asked to please call NLWS at 250-847-5101 to register.

Smithers students secure scholarships at Canada science fair By Amara Janssens Smithers/Interior News

Kiri Daust and Jaedyn Ness won a number of scholarships by impressing the judges at the CanadaWide Science Fair. The two were part of a three-student contingent

from Smithers who took part in the national competition. Smithers Secondary School student Kiri Daust, Grade 11, Siani Grice, Grade 8 student at SSS, and Jaedyn Ness, Grade 7 student from St. Joseph’s School all placed first at the Pacific Northwest

Regional Science Fair to earn a spot at nationals. The national science fair was held at the University of Lethbridge and took place over eight days. Daust presented his research on the impact of wetter springs as a result of climate change on highbush cranberries.

Daust found with increased moisture, dots were present on the leaves. These dots he discovered to be Puccinia linkii, which caused berries to be less sweet and turn brown sooner. Daust predicts with increased climate change, the cranberry supply for

human consumption may be reduced. “One thing I was really happy with was the judges said I should get this research published,” he said. His research won a silver medal in the discovery category at nationals, as well as three

scholarships from the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University. This was Daust’s fifth time competing at nationals. Ness studied coloured cups of cocoa. See SCIENCE on A19

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She looked at the relationship between the colour of the mug and the perceived taste of the cocoa. Her study found no significant difference with the colour, but found regardless of colour, the placement of the cups seemed to make a difference. Ness arranged the various coloured cups in a row from right to left. “The first position was chosen,” Ness explained. Ness had a sample size of more than 245 individuals, and said, “It proved to be a really great experience.” She was awarded a bronze medal, $100 cash and a scholarship to Ontario Western University. Grice studied the relationship between texting and comprehension for her project. She was inspired to study this relationship as her, “friends are always texting.”

Study participants either listened to or read information and were interrupted throughout the process with text messages. They were then tested on comprehension through factual and interpretive questions. She found when people text while being told information their test results dropped by 11 per cent. Grise said she was surprised by her findings as she thought people would miss only a few small details and that texting would have no impact on interpretation. The participants who read information and were interrupted by texting had no impact on their test results, as they could pick up where they left off prior to texting. This was Grise’s first time competing at the national science fair. “It was a bunch of fun,” Grise said.

Smithers students Kiri Daust, left, Siani Grice, Jaedyn Ness and Brandon Greenall from Hazleton impressed judges at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

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Daryl deVries: hockey dream dashed By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

No one has ever said life is fair, which is why dreams are so precious. As a four year-old Daryl deVries had a dream, to play in the NHL, a dream he chased every time he stepped on the ice, every winter and every summer, a dream he can still taste every time he goes to the hockey rink. At 17, Daryl took an important step towards that dream when he laced up as a rookie for the Quesnel Millionaires of the Jr. A British Columbia Hockey League for the 2010/2011 season. A forward, Daryl started the season well, recording a point almost every two games as he slowly moved up the depth chart. But then it happened. The headaches came back and the dream slipped just a bit further away. “It was pretty tough,” Daryl said about not being able to join his teammates on the ice. The headaches were the product of a concussion suffered more than two years earlier when he was hit on the side of the head by a softball as he was running from first to second base. Daryl was taken to the hospital by ambulance,

where he was diagnosed with a concussion. That winter Daryl only played 10 hockey games. Eventually the headaches went away and Daryl returned to the ice and had a banner year in his second year of midget collecting more than 100 points. He followed that with a 39-point season with the Sicamous Eagles of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League where he was scouted by the Vernon Vipers and the Millionaires of the BCHL. Back in Quesnel, the headaches forced Daryl out of the lineup for a few weeks, but he made it back onto the ice just before the playoffs. The Millionaires were ousted from the playoffs in four games, but Daryl felt he had turned the corner and collected three assists in the four games. In fact, Daryl looks back at his rookie season in the BCHL as one of his favourite hockey moments, even though the team managed to win just 13 of 60 games during the regular season and didn’t make it beyond the first round in the playoffs. “We had a tough season but we had a great group of guys, we had the time of our lives,” Daryl said. As another highlight of his hockey career Daryl

points to the first game of the season with the Quesnel Millionaires. “First game in the league and I scored my first goal on my first shot,” he said with a smile. “That was pretty neat.” Feeling good about how he ended the season, Daryl began summer training with high hopes for the following season. But the headaches came back and Daryl was once again in the doctor’s office. “The doctor said it would be best not play hockey anymore,” he said with his voice trailing over the last few words. “That was pretty

assistant coach with the Millionaires, remembers the skill and dedication Daryl exhibited in his rookie season. “He had no panic, he held on to the puck and forced guys to overplay him and then he would dish the puck,” Kozak said. “He just had raw talent, he was definitely headed to [NCAA] hockey and who knows after that. “We just never got to see the potential.” Now, almost three years later, Daryl is coming to grips with his condition and has started on a new path getting certified to coach hockey from Tim Bits up to midgetaged players. “The best thing that helped me was to go out and coach and Daryl deVries had a promising hockey career ended after being hit in teach the side of the head by a softball. Percy N. Hébert photo what

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I’ve learned,” Daryl, who now spends the off season working at Smithers Feed Store, said. He started out coaching atom-aged players and last season he took on the responsibilities of assistant coach with the Smithers Midget Storm. He’s also been a fixture behind the Smithers Steelheads’ bench, helping out his father Tom who coaches the CIHL team. From the bench, Daryl said he has a new perspective of the game, he can see plays developing and he can see mistakes more clearly. “He sees things I don’t,” Tom said. Having the high-level hockey experience, Daryl said, helps him when he’s coaching. “It makes a world of difference,” he said. “When you play high-calibre hockey the coaches are fairly knowledgeable and I try to pass on that knowledge.” Although coaching does fill a big void in his life, Daryl admitted that there are times when he’s thinking about coaching it conjures up memories of his own hockey career and what could have been. “I think about what I could have done,” he said. With the help of parents and friends Daryl said the pain of not playing hockey is slowly dissipating.

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Creating Your Way, an amazing visual arts and dance camp, July 15-18. Fairy Tales: Age 3-6, 9 a.m. to Noon, $170/dancer, Hip-hop Starz: Age 7-11, 1-4 p.m., $170/ dancer. Register today! 250-847-3030, with the Smithers Art Gallery. Vacation Bible School Super-Brave-and-Courageous-Rescue-Ranger at the E-Free Church (1838 Main St.) July 15-19, 9-10:30 a.m. ages 5-7 yrs, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ages 8-12 yrs. Space is limited, call Angie 250-847-4026 to pre-register. Wetzin’kwa Open House Wednesday, July 17, 5 p.m. at the Smithers town offices. 2013 Community Grant Program recipients congratulated. Come, learn what your community forest is doing. Music in the Park Thursday, July 18, 6-8 p.m. Great evening of live music from Tree Bomb and the Gagnons at Eddy Park in Telkwa. Bring your chairs, picnic blankets, kids, friends and twoonies for popcorn. Nature Discovery Games for kids 5-10 years old Friday, July 26, 1-4 p.m. at Tyhee Lake Park. Picnic shelter rain or shine. We prefer that small children are accompa-

nied by an adult. Snacks will be provided. Co-sponsors BC Parks and BV Naturalists. Mountain goat viewing hike for Youth, Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McCabe Trail, Babine Mountain Park. Open to youth up to age 18 able to hike for 4 hours, but trail is not difficult. Be prepared for all weather and lunch. Co-sponsors BC Parks and BV Naturalists. 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 information 250-847-3898. BV Farmers Market in the Central Park Building Parking Lot every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Dmitri Cody, BV Museum Exhibits throughout the summer. Smithers Culture Crawl, stop by to get your copy of the brochure. Centennial Celebrations, Growing Our Own: A History of Agriculture in the Bulkley Valley. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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attended a Celebration of Life for Gertrud (Trudi) Koller who passed away June 29. I knew her as Trudi, a kind, gentle, generous lady. I know she will be sorely missed by her family and friends. God bless, Trudi. I have read an interesting concept in law enforcement called “the broken windows theory.” If a neighbourhood shows signs of minor lawbreaking, for example graffiti, vandalism and these things go unchecked, people in that neighbourhood become more likely to break bigger laws. If the damage is fixed, people start to behave better. Disorders of any kind seem to give us a feeling that things are out of control. Fixing the “broken window” gives one a feeling of liberation, peace. Author Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. A scientist found that chemicals emitted from cut

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Town Council is considering adopting Bylaw No. 1728 to permanently close a portion of Sixteenth Avenue on Plan 9678, and the un-named Road on Plan 9176-I, including a 33-foot strip on Plan 1104, both in Section 30, Township 4, Range 5, Coast District, outlined in black on the map below:

grass and leaves may reduce stress. So he bottled three scents in a perfume, go to August 4, 2pm – 4pm at the Roi Theatre: Vintage Fashion Show. A show of fashions dating back to 1913. Tickets available at Speedee Interior Stationery and Carters Jewellers. It is really beginning to look like Homecoming Week, August 1 – August 10, is jam packed with events: Don’t miss out, go to the Smithers Centennial 2013 website. I will be out and about to meet and greet people returning home. Did you know that last December Tim Hortons launched

The public is invited to present verbal or written submissions to Council regarding the closures. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, beginning at 12:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 1027 Aldous Street. If you are not able to attend, written submissions can be forwarded to Mark Allen, Director of Development Services, until 4:00pm on July 23, 2013. For more information, contact the Development Services Department at 250-847-1600. (First of two notices)

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a promotion called Random Cups of Kindness where customers, selected at random, got their orders for free? Taking it to another level was the Tim Hortons in Winnipeg on Beaverhill Boulevard. One customer paid for the driver next in line and this act of kindness went on for 228 orders, one after the other, over three hours. Has this ever happened to you where your order was paid by someone in line ahead of you? Remember the earthquake? It was Canada’s second strongest ever. On Haida Gwaii something happened to Hot Spring Island, known locally as

Gandll K’in Gwaay. The hot springs were lost, the steaming pools were empty and the rocks cool to the touch. Haida mythology and oral history says the springs should return. By April there was some thermal activity but no water in the pools. The Geological Survey of Canada is looking at the hot springs, hoping this loss is not permanent. Have been following a young man on his travels. Check out Vague Direction. A bicycle powered project about people. Dave@, Closing with: If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao-Tzu.

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WHAT A DELIGHT! Frances Taylor was the July 11 winner of $500 cash in the Friday Night is a Delight promotion, sponsored by The Interior News and the Smithers Merchants Association. Taylor shopped at the Belle Curve Boutique on Friday night to qualify for the draw. “I’m going to spend my $500 in town,” Taylor said. “Guaranteed!”

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SPICE OF LIFE Brenda Mallory sure the comfort of food would be set at the table. What did I do? I had lots of fruit on hand and cool sugar-free drinks. I took people out to a restaurant along Main St. where a great dinner was served. Now that was easy! Next morning it was off to the Telkwa seniors’ pancake breakfast. Good company all round and a dandy

breakfast as well. I even managed to cook a meal here. Curried pork, yams, healthy salad and a fruit dip dessert. No junk food at all. For once having company did not leave me with a sick slowed down version of myself. In fact I had enough energy after dinner to go for a good walk with company and friends.  My point is that just because company is on the scene it still must be a better option not to have too many sugary foods or those high in carbohydrates which act like sugar in our bodies.   I have an idea some of you just might differ from this point of view. That’s OK. Just call 250846-5095. E-mail a note to mallory@


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t’s that time of the year! Weddings, graduation and visitors! All I have managed out of the excitement is a couple visitors. My brother and sisterin-law drove in from Kamloops to spend three days with me. They stayed at a motel and came here to help out and just visit. I have to admit right up front that I am not great with the idea of visitors. My house is a bit on the rough side of things. Just because I now have a flush toilet my house is still very cabin-like. Just the same I managed to set things right as far as housework is concerned, plant a nice garden and do a bit of food stuff.  I had big people come here and still I felt the need to make


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Karrow’s colours Haida Gwaii artist Sheila Karrow held a series of workshops last week at the Smithers Art Gallery, in support of the exhibition of her paintings: Retrospective, place-based connections. The exhibit is on display until August 3.

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Mip Power Trio playing Kispiox and Centennial By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Marie Perry is back in the Bulkley Valley for a pair of performances at the end of July and early August. Perry, the daughter of wellknown musician Mark, is bringing her Mip Power Trio to the Kispiox Music Festival July 26 to 28 and to Smithers Centennial homecoming

celebrations on August 5. “Smithers is a place I’m always so happy to go back to and it’s still very much a part of me,” Perry, who now lives in Toronto, said. “I did write a song inspired by the Centennial and I’m very excited to reveal it. It’s a weird little ska-gospel tune.” The group’s sound is eclectic, Perry said, and their shows interactive. “Our pitch is we

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like a funhouse party on a summer’s night,” she said with

The group last performed in the Bulkley Valley at the Midsummer Music Festival in 2011. Perry was born and raised in the Bulkley Valley and said she usually performs here at least once a year over the Christmas holidays. The Mip Power Trio ends its B.C. tour with a show at the Edge of the World Music Festival on Haida Gwaii August 9 to 12.

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music.” At the Kispiox Music Festival, Perry will be reunited with her roots-rock mentor Rachelle Van Zanten, she said. She has played the festival in the past, with current roomate and former Smithereen Emilyn Stam. Perry, on guitar and vocals, is joined by Greg Kowalczyk, bass and harmony vocals, and Shane MacPherson, drums and harmony vocals.

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Unist’ot’en host fourth action camp against pipelines By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Nearly 70 kilometres south of Houston is the centre of resistance in the northwest against all proposed industrial pipelines that are planned to cross B.C., namely the site of the annual Unist’ot’en action camp. The Unist’ot’en are part of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, the first to host a traditional feast in complete opposition to pipelines, which happened in 2010 and they have taken it upon themselves to reinstate a traditional protocol that ensures no unwanted visitors enter their territory. Mel Bazil, Gitumden clan, which currently shares the border with the Unist’ot’en, explained what the protocol is. “Whenever you go over an international border it’s cold,” Bazil said. “There the officials have power over you but this is meant to be a power with experience. “The questions are meant to prove the person answering the questions knows themselves because it is at times dangerous to let someone in who is searching to find out who they are.” A representative from the Unist’ot’en asks any potential visitor who they are, where they are from, why they are visiting, if they work for industry

or government who are destroying Unist’ot’en land, how long they plan to stay and how the visit will help the Unist’ot’en people. The main person enacting the protocol of free, prior and informed consent is Freda Huson and failure to adhere to the protocol will prevent a return to the camp. “We explained to CBC when they came here that they were not to print anything negative or propipeline and they did,” Huson said. “Now they are not allowed back here. But it is not just pipeline companies like Pacific Trails, who were evicted from Unist’ot’en lands in February, and people who disregard simple instructions that are not permitted. “There were some people from the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and a band office that attempted to come on the land,” Bazil said. “I informed them there was a protocol and went to get Freda and they decided to turn around and go home.” The importance of the protocol is emphasized. “We are doing something here that nobody else in Canada has recently attempted and we’d like more people to know about it,” she said. Since the inaugural feast the Unist’ot’en have, with the help of many,

Freda Huson, blue jacket, and Togestiy (Warner Naziel), red jacket, welcome visitors, who have just passed protocol, to the fourth annual Unist’ot’en action camp. Jerome Turner photo

constructed a log cabin, a permaculture garden and are half-way to completing a pit house, which was the traditional dwelling of Wet’suwet’en people. The pit house is being built on the path of the latest proposed Enbridge bitumen pipeline route. “We built a log cabin on the original Enbridge route,” Bazil said. “But they changed their proposal and we made sure to build a pit house, which we were already planning

to do, on the new route.” Huson and Togestiy (Warner Naziel) have led the Unist’ot’en charge and have both worked tirelessly to protect the local ecosystem and always encourage others to do the same, Huson said. Once inside the camp visitors are encouraged to take part in workshops on topics such as decolonization, forming a cohesive message and permaculture, which is a form of growing food in a

more sustainable and ecofriendly manner. The camp, now in its fourth year, brings together like-minded people from across Canada who wish to organize and expand their network of eco-friendly, anti-industrial people and organizations, but Bazil said he makes sure there is no confusion about the reason for the camp. “This is not an antipipeline camp,” Bazil said. “This is a pro-

sovereignty movement, which has no room for industrial activity.” Huson and Togestiy elaborated further. “We’re here to take back our lives,” Togestiy said. “There are so many people out there that operate like zombies,” Huson added. “Out here we’re living on the land and feel alive and connected with the land that provides for all of us.”

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Gitanmaax AGM held despite suspended members By Jerome Turner

going on and I guess wanted to hear things for themselves,” Morrison said. “I had to make sure nothing was going to happen besides what our AGM is meant for. “I needed to make sure people heard from me what is going on as I represent them as their elected chief councillor.” The AGM began at 5 p.m. and lasted nearly seven hours, Morrison said. During the meeting all Gitanmaax band office programs and budget items were discussed, but the questions kept going back to the ongoing suspension of six council members. “It wasn’t that much fun,” she said.

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The Gitanmaax Band held its annual general meeting July 10 to go over the previous year’s activity. The meeting happened despite the current Gitanmaax Chief Councillor, Julie Morrison and five councillors serving suspensions pending an investigation. Morrison and councillors attended the meeting, along with more than 100 Gitxsan community members. “People were interested in what is

“People are stooping pretty low to try to get me out of office.” An investigation into allegations made by Marge McRae, previous Gitanmaax chief councillor, could result in an arbitration hearing. The hearing would determine whether the embattled councillors are able to continue serving the best interests of the Gitanmaax band members and reserve, but the remaining councillors have to investigate the validity of the accusations before arbitration is deemed necessary. “None of the accusations have been found to be true,” Morrison said. “I’ve received a lot of support from

the community since being suspended. “They tell me they are concerned with the unhealthy attitudes that seem to never be satisfied even if good things are happening.” An arbitration hearing will cost the community thousands of dollars, Morrison said. “That’s money that we won’t get back,” she added. “So far this whole mess is operating from hearsay and the community shouldn’t have to pay for that.” Despite the turmoil Morrison is optimistic progress will continue to be made by the Gitanmaax band.

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The Hazelton Wolverines men’s hockey team has given themselves a shot at representing the area in the Central Interior Hockey League for the 2013/2014 season. After missing one season in the CIHL, the Wolverines’ management has gathered the necessary $2,000 to register for the league. The team still has three sets of uniforms and now has the task of filling out their roster. There was the potential to rebrand the team as the Hazelton Thunder, but that didn’t materialize. “We’re still the Wolverines,” Alan Tolmie, vice-president and Wolverines’ player, said. “It was decided that change was too

much hassle at this point.” One problem is every potential Wolverines’ player has a work schedule to juggle, which is part of task one, Tolmie said. “It’s a lot of work and we’re positive we’ll get enough guys to put a good team on the ice,” he said. Tolmie and Trevor Morrison, president, want to be able to put together a team of players from the Hazelton area, Tolmie said. “We’re going to have to get the team together pretty quickly,” he added. “With so many guys from around here working in mining camps it might be tough to start training as soon as we’d like.” Tolmie and a few other members of the previous Wolverines’ club had to play for other teams in the CIHL last season.

Alan Tolmie, as vice-president/player, is part of the reinstated Hazelton Wolverines.

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“I played for Terrace for a few games and Phil [Morrison] played for 100-Mile House,” Tolmie said. “Mitch Marshall played somewhere

too, but it will be nice to have a hometown team again.” The Wolverines are a non-profit

organization and President Trevor Morrison is looking to raise what the team needs for travel and other necessities of operating in the CIHL. “We’re just going to set up an executive board to make decisions and go from there,” Tolmie said. The Wolverines’ executive will be looking for one thing from any player that makes the final roster. “We’re looking for commitment more than anything else,” Tolmie said. “We understand everyone needs to work, but if you want to play you have to train and practice with the team. “If we don’t train and practice together there won’t be any chemistry and that won’t produce wins on the ice.”

The Wolverines will be able to register 25 to 30 players on its roster and Tolmie hopes to reach the maximum. “We’d like to run four lines every game,” he said. “But we can probably get away with running three some games. “It’s always hard to

fill the bench on the road.” One change for the upcoming season is a realignment of divisions in the league. The Houston Luckies, Smithers Steelheads and Wolverines will be in the Central Division, which will cut down on travel for the squad.

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Notice of power iNterruptioN hazeltoN We will be making electrical system improvements in Old Town, Hagwilget, Two Mile, Glen Vowell and all of Kispiox Valley on July 21st. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 1 hour.

Where: Old Town, Hagwilget, Two Mile, Glen Vowell and all of Kispiox Valley When: Sunday, July 21st Time:

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To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please only plug in or turn on those electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information. 3939

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AL-ANON Phone Jean at 250-847-3749 or Lori at 250-847-3884. Meetings 7 p.m. Thursdays at Smithers United Church, corner of Queen St. and 8th Ave.

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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Career Opportunities WESTBURNE Electric, a leader in electrical product distribution, is currently looking for a Branch Operations Manager for our Kitimat branch. Your responsibilities will be to manage the operations of the branch including sales, warehousing, expenses, budgeting and inventory. For this position you will require to have at least 2 - 3 years related supervisory and sales experience; be computer literate and be a team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. To apply for this position, please send your resume in confidence to

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking TAEKAMA TRANSFER has an immediate opening for a part-time class 1 driver in the Smithers Area. Send resume to Attn: Mike Taekema (250)847-3936

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Our Client, a construction company, is accepting applications for a full time position of

Administrative Assistant The primary function will be to provide administrative, secretarial and clerical support to others in the office. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner.

Joyce VanHorn 1938-2013 You can only have one mother, Patient, kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To mother you will turn. For all her loving kindness, She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. “You will always be loved and missed by your six daughters.”

The successful applicant must possess the following: • Excellent MS Word and Excel skills, proven in a work environment • Keyboarding 80 wpm, typing 60 wpm • Superior knowledge of filing systems • Effective verbal communication skills • Experienced in accounting practices and procedures • Ability to set priorities in a fast-paced environment • Ability to work under pressure • Remuneration dependent upon experience. Please fax or email a cover letter, drivers abstract and resume with references to:

Carlyle Shepherd & Co Chartered Accountants, Smithers BC or Fax: 250-847-3809 Only those short listed will be contacted

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Babine Truck & Equipment is the Mack & Volvo Truck distributor for Northern BC with busy dealerships in Prince George and Smithers. Our growing Smithers location is currently looking for an individual to lead our Service Department and support the dealer General Manager. Smithers is a town of 6000 people located in the beautiful Bulkley Valley of northwestern British Columbia and offers outstanding outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. Our Smithers branch serves a customer base from Burns Lake to Prince Rupert to Alaska and beyond and also serves as a local automotive parts distributor. We are looking for an individual with a combination of managerial & service department experience to lead our branch of 15 employees. The ideal candidate will: ‡ Ensure the service department runs ef¿ciently and consistently maintains a high level of customer satisfaction. • Bring strong leadership abilities and the skills to organize, train & supervise our team of technicians as well as all other departments within the branch. • Have experience working in a heavy truck dealership environment. For more details regarding this position please visit our website at This position includes a competitive wage and bene¿ts package. If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your resume to: Attention: Human Resources Manager Babine Truck & Equipment Ltd Box 265 – 3364 Hwy 16, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 250-847-5890 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will Ee noti¿ed

DRILLER’S HELPER Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. is a leading diamond drilling company headquartered in Smithers, BC that has offices and operations in several provinces in Canada as well as international affiliates. We are always accepting resumes from well-focused, motivated individuals who can produce results. If you are an energetic team player with experience in the drilling industry, we’d like to hear from you. We offer training opportunities, travel, an exceptional wage, full benefit package and will help you reach your career goals. Reporting to the Driller, the Driller’s Helper provides support to the Driller in obtaining solid core samples. This requires heavy physical work such as pulling rods, emptying full NQ and HQ core tubes, assisting to set up the drill, connecting power lines, attaching bits to drill rods and other related activities. The Driller’s Helper is responsible for ensuring all work is done according to Hy-Tech procedures and following safe work practices. Our usual field shift rotation is 12 hour shifts, 28 days in camp and 14 days out. Successful candidates must bring experience as a Driller’s Helper; have a clean driving record and valid first aid certificate.

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Smithers Community Services Association requires a permanent part-time 10 hours per week Building Maintenance person for Cottonwood Manor in Houston. The successful applicant will be expected to provide the ongoing maintenance and repair of the building, units and grounds at Cottonwood Manor. Qualifications: • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and ability to perform standard maintenance and repairs of buildings and grounds • Sound knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, grounds-keeping, and safety practices and procedures • Ability to communicate efficiently and fluently in written and oral form • Ability to communicate using current business technology ie computer, internet • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperate working relationships • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence • Willing to acquire OFA Level 1 and undergo a criminal record check Apply with resume and cover letter (state competition #312 on resume): Mail to: Smithers Community Services Association 3715 Railway Ave., Smithers Box 3759, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 847-3712 Email: Website: Closing date: Friday, July 26 2013 Job Description available by request


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PAYROLL AND ACCOUNTING CLERK LOCATION: Smithers, BC Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. is looking to recruit a full time Payroll and Accounting Support Clerk at our head ofÂżce in Smithers. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to meet deadlines, an ability to multi-task, be well organized and prioritizes work Ă&#x20AC;ow easily. <ou will possess exceptional communication (verbal & written) & interpersonal skills being at ease, approachable and Âżrm in handling queries. Please submit your resume before August 1, 2013 to or fax to 250-847-5042


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.

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We are seeking a motivated and energized School Aged Coordinator to join our team Qualifications: Minimum 1 year experience in a similar role with similar coordinator and supervisory experience preferred, valid ECE, First Aid & CPR, Class 4 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License an asset; must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check. 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

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Early Childhood Educator â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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

Broadwater Industries is currently seeking a

CRANE OPERATOR Broadwater Industries is a fast growing construction company. We are looking for an energetic, hardworking person with mechanical knowledge to join our team as a mobile crane operating apprentice. Class 1 or Class 3 with AIR is a MUST. Crane Safe certification would be an asset. This is a full time position operating mobile hydraulic and conventional cranes that serve the Prince Rupert Area. Prince Rupert is a growing community with affordable housing and is a safe place to raise your family. Prince Rupert has all the amenities plus great fishing and outdoor activities. Broadwater Industries Ltd 247 1st Ave East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A7 Email: Fax: 250-624-5668

Dze L Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ant Friendship Centre Society is seeking applications for an Youth Now Program Assistant (Part Time) The program assistant will ensure coordination of the Youth Now Program adherent to contract guidelines and DFC Mission Statement working with the Youth Coordinator Coordinate program delivery and activity coordination with the guidance of the Youth Council and Youth Now Program Coordinator. Ensure support to all programs and services of the Society when requested. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Must have some knowledge of the First Nations culture â&#x20AC;˘ Mature & reliable, and creative â&#x20AC;˘ Should possess a valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License Please submit cover letter and resume with 3 references to: Dze L Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ant Friendship Centre Society Attn: Annette Morgan, Executive Director Box 2920 Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Closing Date: July 19, 2013

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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: â&#x20AC;˘ General Reception â&#x20AC;˘ Office management â&#x20AC;˘ Invoicing â&#x20AC;˘ Timekeeping â&#x20AC;˘ Payroll preparation â&#x20AC;˘ Data entry and management â&#x20AC;˘ Safety Management System support Qualifications Required: â&#x20AC;˘ Professional friendly manner â&#x20AC;˘ Proficiency with Microsoft â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wordâ&#x20AC;? & â&#x20AC;&#x153;Excelâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent organizational skills â&#x20AC;˘ Close attention to detail â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a team and independently â&#x20AC;˘ Good communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Class 5 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME buncher and butt’n’top operator required for a logging contractor in the Smithers area. Competitive rates & benefit package available. Please call 250-847-1531 or 250-8470586 or fax resume to 250847-1532

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Help Wanted Full time Heavy Duty Mechanic Chilliwack, BC

The successful candidate must have experience on all types of equipment & transport trucks. Mechanic must have their own hand tools. This position requires the ability to work in all weather conditions with minimal supervision. 3rd & 4th year apprentices may be considered. Excellent wage & benefit package. Email resume to:

Attention: Ken Vance @ Western Explosives Ltd.

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. LIVE-IN MANAGER for 50 unit apt. bldg in Trail, B.C. Send resume to 100-3525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, B.C. V1R 2S9. MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email

NORTHERN Savings Credit Union has openings for Full time Member Services Representatives for our Masset & Queen Charlotte branches on Haida Gwaii. If you are interested in providing excellent customer service and have good time management and organizational skills. Minimum Qualifications: Secondary school diploma, working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Previous financial services, sales and customer service experience preferred. Please apply online at



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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

The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Certified Hand Fallers • Office Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Log Loader Operator • Grapple Yarder Operators • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • 2nd Loaders-Buckermen • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to:

Home Care/Support REGISTERED Nurses - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs with skills and experience in: IV drug infusion, phlebotomy, flu clinics, wound care, patient assessments, staff supervision, delegation possess an outstanding work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, pls forward your resume to shof tasks. If you are: personable, energetic, positive; Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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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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Bulkley Valley Insurance is looking for a dynamic, high energy individual to join our team. Date: July 17, 2013 Position: Personal Insurance Broker I Closing Date: July 24, 2013

Posting #: 13-01 Location: Smithers

General: This is a full-time, regular position in the Smithers Office. Qualifications: Non Insurance Experience: • Holds a secondary school diploma • Experience in a customer service and sales environment • A desire to learn something new and a willingness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment • The ability to exercise good judgment and proven problem solving • Knowledge of contemporary computer systems Insurance Experience is an asset: • Holds a secondary school diploma plus minimum of 1 year experience in a general insurance office promoting the sale of personal lines products with at least 6 months Autoplan experience (included in the 1 year) • Holds a Level 1 Insurance License To Apply: Please submit a resume to Jill Storey, Branch Manager, by July 24, 2013 at 4 pm. A job description is available on request. Contact Jill Storey at (250) 847-2405 or for further information regarding this position.

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Sunshine Inn has immediate openings for Desk Clerk - must be able to work all shifts Housekeeper • Laundry person Please apply within with resume. 250-847-6668 3880 4th Ave., Smithers Capri Motor Inn is now accepting resumes for

Housekeeping Must be able to work flexible hours, be available on weekends, and work independently. Must be reliable. Please drop off resume at front desk or email

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Trades, Technical CHEVALLIER GEO-CON Ltd Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires experienced Cat, Hoe, Mulcher Operators, servicing Western Canada. Safety tickets required. Fax resume to 403-844-2735.





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

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In conjunction with Tatlow Tire Store are excited to announce auto detailing services available. Please contact Sue or Sean at 250-847-3286. Commercial/Residential Floor Specialist • Carpets • Floors • Windows • General Cleaning •

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Pets & Livestock

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Feed & Hay FRESH QUALITY hay in Kispiox Valley, round bales. (250)842-0030

Merchandise for Sale

HAY FOR SALE, $4/sq. bale. Delivery can be arranged. 250-847-3935, 250-847-2044


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Misc. for Sale FINDLAY OVAL wood cookstove, black with nickel trim. Taking offers to $2,500. (250)846-5975

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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,

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

5 ACRES Bluff Road, Telkwa, excellent view, water to property line. (250)846-5698

Real Estate

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Acreage for Sale

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Ski Hill Property Lot located near Cinderella Run. For info call Allen or Susan 8479800 or 847-0799.

Lots 1.1 Acre Fully Treed Lot 120X400, Terrace. 4928 Agar Ave. 250-631-7486 TOWN serviced lot for sale Chestnut Street Telkwa Perfect site for your new home. $48,000. 250-847- 4984

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MEGA MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE July 20 • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Telkwa/Aldermere Ridge Tools, books, household goods, sports equipment and more. Turn left at end of Tower St. and follow signs.

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Farm Direct Fresh Local Scallops & Oysters available at Smithers Farmers Market *Also look for burgundy pick-up in town- Friday evening + Saturday afternoon.* Saturdays from 8am till 12noon 1-778-260-3276 anytime 1-250-637-1320

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Misc. for Sale

48’ Tandem Axle Hay/Lumber Hauler

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

7 Axle Self-loading Logging Truck

PUREBRED KATAHDIN Sheep, lambs, adult ewes, also mixed breeds. (250) 6956980

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


GOOD QUALITY horse hay, $3.00/sq. bale off the field, $3.50 from the barn. Delivery avail. in BV. (250)846-9690.

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$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.

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

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate


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4143 Driftwood Road • 8.79 acres • 2850 square feet of living area • 4-5 bedrooms • Very private and quiet


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SMITHERS, 1 bdrm apt, close to town. N/P. Prefer N/S. $625/mth + util. Ref’s req’d. Call 250-846-5269.

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

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land


Homes for Rent 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. HOUSE FOR rent in Telkwa. $1000.00 1 (250)636-9094

Off Road Vehicles 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


Suites, Upper 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. SMITHERS reno’d 2 bdrm, Clean unit. Balcony, sep. storage rm. Ref’s req’d. Very quiet bldg. $850/m. (250)847-4453.

17 ft. Alum. Canoe “Spring Bok” very stable, perfect of family / hunting canoe. $600. ---------------------------------13 ft. Alum. Canoe “Sports Pal” very stable & very light, 2 seats. $500. Call (250) 692-2372



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Trucks & Vans

2002 Dodge Diesel Ext Cab, short box, auto, 6” lift, All black leather, no tears, Power windows & mirrors, Cruise, A/C, Very clean, never abused, low kilmetres $ Ryan 250-



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Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

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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 “Invitation to Tender: Senden Centre Phase II”, 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. Location Map of the Proposed Aggregate Extraction Site

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Take notice that Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc from Montreal, Quebec, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for 2 Wind Power Investigative Licenses situated on Provincial Crown land located: Microwave Location: ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND LYING SOUTH OF SERB CREEK, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 4,990 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. Serb Peak Location: ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND LYING SOUTH OF SERB CREEK, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 2,666.36 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Lands File for these applications are Microwave 6408552, Serb Peak 6408553. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Skeena Stikine District Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Bag 6000 – 3333 Tatlow Rd, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to August 12, 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 Operations’ office in Smithers.


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221 Raymond Road

18050 Grantham Rd, Telkwa

15421 Hwy 16 W, Smithers

Lot 14 College St, New Hazelton

#39 – 95 Laidlaw Road

#13 – 9265 George Frontage Rd

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Development Property 27 acres Manufactured Home Park Zoning Riverfront. $22,000 annual income Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia NEW PRICE

mls n229131


#13 – 95 Laidlaw Road • • • •

2 bedrooms, one bathroom Some recent renovations Large deck on side View of Hudson Bay Mountain

Jantina Meints

mls n227548

2,034 sf home on 6.09 acres Fully updated incl. kitchen & bath New flooring, lighting, paint & trim Workshop, 200 amp, appliiances

Karen Benson NEW PRICE

mls n229070

Toboggan lakefront view property Wonderful 7.8 acre hobby farm Cute 3 bedroom pan abode home

Ron and Charlie


mls n229197

The awe inspiring views of the Rocher Deboule Mountain make this 5 acre lot zoned C-2 just outside of Hazelton one to see!!

Kiesha Matthews


mls n228991

1981 14x70 mobile home 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom New windows and doors Immediate possession available

Jeff Billingsley


mls n221921

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

Jantina Meints

mls n228453



1542 Willow Street

3731 Eleventh Avenue

1462 Willow Street

Lot A Zobnic Road

4757 Rodney Road, Telkwa

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4 bdrm, 3 bathroom, full basement Enst w/ soaker tub, stand-up shower Central air, built in vac, gas fireplace Paved drive, RV parking, dbl garage

Donna Grudgfield


mls n225114

Excellent family home Located near shopping 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplaces Double garage, private back yard

Peter Lund


mls n225986

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Huge deck, fenced yard Newer carpets RV parking. Finished basement

Donna Grudgfield


mls n228914

Close to town 5 acres, partially fenced Good, cleared building site Year round creek

Donna Grudgfield


mls n223800

9.89 acres, custom built log home Vaulted ceiling, loft bedroom 4 bdrm, 3 bath, deck, 22x30 shop

Leo Lubbers

mls n228181



1080 Elsworth Rd, Kitwanga

Coalmine Road, Telkwa

704 Laidlaw Road

1472 Walnut Street, Telkwa

16341 Hwy 16 W, Telkwa

12 Pavilion Place (no GST)

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14 acres, good view, private 3 bdrms, 3 bathrms, full basement Recent upgrades, immaculate

Leo Lubbers

mls n220602

140 acres in 2 titles H—2 Borders village boundaries Hydro, telephone & established road

Leo Lubbers

mls n228393


1724 sf custom, 4 bdrm, 3 bathrm 3.47 acres on Bulkley River 2 rental units plus main house

Leo Lubbers

mls n227632


3 bedroom log home on .26 acre lot Full basement, balcony, deck Fenced yard, gas & pellet heat

Leo Lubbers


mls n228125

106 acres, 3 bedroom home, view Hay field, east of Telkwa Frontage on Bulkley River

Leo Lubbers


mls n227961

Stylish home, steps from the beach Open plan with spacious rooms Quality finishing, 3 bedrm, 3 bath

Ron Lapadat

mls n224641



1625 Third Street, Telkwa

#46 Hudson Bay MHP

#86 Mountainview MHP

4159 Eighth Avenue

1362 HB Mountain Rd

1875 22nd Avenue

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Spacious 3 bedroom rancher Cozy wood stove, plus gas furnace Private yard, central location Bonus cabin could rent for $400/mth

Ron Lapadat

mls n226280

Solid 3 bdrm & den with addition Newer snow roof and furnace Vinyl windows, newer exterior doors Covered deck, shed, great yard

Ron Lapadat


mls n226199

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

Ron Lapadat

mls n226811

Fabulous Walnut Park view location 3 bdrm, room for 4th, 2 bathrooms Private fenced back yard, sundeck

Ron Lapadat



mls n228436

Fabulous 5 acre, country home 5 minutes to town, paved road High speed internet, natural gas Set up for horses & families

Ron Lapadat

mls n227448


Park like 1 acre with river access 4 bedroom, 2 bathrm, 3 fireplaces Private, gardens, 16x24 garage Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

mls n223178



1548 Walnut Street, Telkwa

12454 Alder Road

4248 Reiseter Avenue

4953 Highway 16, Smithers

Lot 5 Hyland Place

1312 Morice Drive

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3 bedrm log home, Woodland Park 2 bathrooms, gas fireplace Large maple kitchen with island Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

mls n228552

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

Dave and Sonia

mls n229055


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

Dave & Sonia

mls n227091

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

Dave and Sonia



mls n229088

Rare undeveloped lot in Silverking Quiet cul-de-sac location Great mountain views No GST

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n224606

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

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n228219



3854 Proctor Road

Lot 4 Chestnut Crescent

21925 Kitseguecla Loop Rd

22909 Telkwa High Road

Block 3 First Ave, Telkwa

8535 Woodmere Rd

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4.73 acres, fenced for horses 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 24x36 workshop, pasture Beautiful views, close to town

Peter & Donna

mls n228081

¼ acre lot Sunny and great view Great location Municipal sewer and water

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n228370

17771 Hwy 16 W, Smithers

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Jeff Billingsley

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

mls n227809

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Sandra Hinchliffe

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

Jantina Meints

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

mls n228536

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

mls n227088

Spectacular 116 acre river property 1760 sq ft home and guest home 70acres treed, 40acres open meadow Terraced ½ mile riverfront w cottage

Charlie McClary



4110 Broadway Avenue 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home 2160 square feet, newly renovated Private backyard Immediate possession available

Extremely well kept 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4.25 park like acres Country charm

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

Peter Lund

mls n226014

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

Charlie McClary

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

Jantina Meints

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

mls n226870

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

mls n225567

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

Charlie McClary

mls 4505943




3739 Fifteenth Avenue

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mls n211449

Spectacular 90x100, view lot Corner of Trail Ave & 1st Ave Water & sewer at lot line, lots 6-8 Build your dream home here!

2200 Cote Road

1392 Cronin Place

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

Kiesha Matthews

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

mls n224784

Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

Great 3 bdrm, 21/2 bathroom home Large corner lot Fenced backyard Beautiful Hudson Bay Mtn views

Kiesha Matthews

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

mls n225210

Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420




Mossy Acres going strong in Kispiox

The Interior News

Wednesday, July 17, 2013





By Jerome Turner


Hazelton/Interior News

The Mossy Acres golf course in the Kispiox Valley is in it’s fifth year of operation and the Hagen family, who own and operate the course on their property, are ensuring patrons enjoy themselves more with each visit. All a person needs is $5 or $10, which is based on the honour system and an able body to gain entry onto the nine-hole course near the Kispiox River. “Most people just drop a few bucks in if that’s all they’ve got,” Cliff Hagen said. “Most people make sure to top it up the next time they come out.” Cliff, his family including father Henry, do most of the maintenance on the grounds and are thrilled at the growing popularity of what started unusually. “We really cleared the area to be able to see if bears were on our property,” Hagen said. “Looney Links was also shutting down at the time so I mowed a driving range and that project kinda got carried away. “After the range was in I realized I had more room than first thought.” Another unique feature of the course is the holes are made from old coffee tins, which can make for a better experience for beginners, Hagen said. “The greens have been improving a bit every year,” Hagen said. “But it takes a lot of work to

keep the whole course in order. “It’s been getting away from us during all this rain, but there’s not much we can do about the weather.” Hagen and his family spend between 30 and 40 hours per week just cutting the grass, but that isn’t preventing dreams of expansion. “At some point I’d like to make it so holes six and seven don’t cross each other,” he said. “I’ve got about another three acres to play with so it’s in the works.” Mossy Acres accepts golf club donations and the selection of clubs available for anyone is growing with one exception. “We really don’t have any kid’s clubs,” Hagen said. “It’s nice to be able to offer something for the whole family.”

New Hazelton RCMP responded to a total of 108 calls during the week of July 4 - July 10. July 4: Police responded to an abandoned 9-1-1 call in Gitanmaax. A distraught male was located holding a knife to his chest. Police were able to calm the male who was subsequently hospitalized without injury. July 6: A male was found passed out in the Gitanmaax area. Police attended and found the male highly intoxicated. He was arrested and placed in cells until sober. July 10: During the early morning hours police attended a single vehicle collision in Two Mile where a pickup truck left the roadway and struck a hydro pole. RCMP are currently

investigating and seeking additional witnesses. July 10: A break in was reported at the Gitsegukla drop in Centre. Several items were stolen, including a Xbox. Police are seeking information from the community. This week RCMP have fielded numerous complaints from construction and flag crews at the Hagwilget Bridge concerning motorists not adhering to traffic controls and speed limits. Traffic crews have been encouraged to collect license plates of offending vehicles, where the registered owners may face charges for “failing to obey flagman” under section 141 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Failure to adhere carries a penalty of $196.




Norm Larson takes aim at one of the ‘coffee’ cups at Mossy Acres golf course in the Kispiox Valley.


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