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LAKES DISTRICT NEWS Burns Lake water rates down for some After receiving a legal opinion that clarified the potential conflict of interest regarding a sitting council member whose business might be affected by changes to municipal utility rates.

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Slow fire season so far in Burns Lake

Sunken tugs on Ootsa Lake rise again Highway through hell tow trucks help out Television celebrity part of local team WALTER STRONG Spoiler alert. If you’re a fan of Highway Thru Hell, the Discovery Channel documentary television series that focusses on Hope B.C.’s Jamie Davis and his high-risk Coquihalla highway recovery operation, the following will take the drama out of an upcoming episode. Four months ago, the Cheslatta-Carrier Nation (CCN) discovered that two of their tug boats, the Davis Straits and the Valerie , had been sunk at their winter mooring in Forestry Bay, beside the old Cheslatta sawmill site on Ootsa Lake.

After initial environmental cleanup, the vessels remained in place as Cheslatta and their insurance company worked out a recovery plan. Davis was recently returning from the Fort McMurray area where he has set up a branch of his business and is filming for upcoming seasons. It was perfect timing for him to pull into Burns Lake on his way back to Hope, if logistics could be ironed out quickly enough. James Rakochy, incident commander and CCN land and resource manager, was able to co-ordinate with local forestry and specialized logging contractor Quinten Beach to set up an open-water barge system to accommodate the heavy recovery equipment needed to get the tugs off lake bottom. Beach Marine Inc., Beach’s underwater logging outfit, took over the logistics for extraction in coordination with Prince Rupert’s Adams Diving

and Marine Services for underwater rigging, and local forestry contractor DWB for environmental services. Davis’ 600 hp Rotator HR 150 is the king of heavy duty extraction and recovery. Made famous in his television series, it has the mobility of a tow-truck with the lifting power of a boom-armed, swing crane. And all of this without the regulations which limit the usefulness of larger ‘crane-designated’ units. “We can take this into situations where a larger crane wouldn’t be able to go,” Davis said. The boom lift is rated for 75 tonnes at minimal extension and up to 36,000 pounds at full extension. The weight of the sunken vessels was not exactly known, but it was never a concern as local ...see ROAD WORK ▼ P3

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It’s been a relatively slow fire season around the Lakes District, but according to the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, recent hot and dry weather means that things could change.

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Fishery crews from Lake Babine Nation enjoyed a large salmon harvest last year. This season’s harves will be very diminished. Babine Nation Chief Wilf Adam recently expressed concern over the upcoming harvest season. “The salmon run will affect us severely as its the low cycle and the numbers so far are very low,” Adam said. “We are monitoring this very carefully and will be meeting with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans very soon about it. It is going to be very different this year with how we will deal with the harvest and food fisheries.” Two strong seasons

in 2011 and 2012 raised hopes that the inland fishery could continue its late season harvest which LBN had been working on since receiving federal funding in 2007 to upgrade facilities and distribution networks. Historically, the Lake Babine salmon harvest had been strong until it was severely curtailed by the preference given to coastal fisheries in the early 1900s, and the federal government’s insistence, at the time, that traditional methods of commercial fishing

were to be suppressed in favour of open-water nets. This year’s decline will affect all salmon fisheries attached to the Skeena watershed. The reasons for the decline are unknown. According to Greg Knox of Terrace, B.C. based SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, this year’s collapse of salmon runs will hurt commercial and recreational fisheries throughout Northwest B.C. “B.C. fisheries have been severely curtailed and closed, because the run is looking so dismal, and First Nations along the Skeena River may be restricted in their food fishing,” Knox said. Exacerbating the problem is the Alaskan pink and chum salmon industry which fails to avoid substantial ‘bycatch’ of sockeye as they return to the Skeena and Babine watersheds to breed. Up to 20 per cent of all sockeye returning to the Skeena watershed are unintentionally caught in southeast Alaskan commercial fisheries. “The pressures from Alaska mean that even fewer sockeye will make it back to Babine Lake, where they are needed to fill the spawning channels and wild streams,” Knox explained. “This will mean fewer fish avail-

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Village of Burns Lake staff take abuse from angry callers over possible Enbridge sign removal

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Two locals pause from their walk through downtown Burns Lake in front of the ‘No Enbridge’ sign that has stirred up a mixed response in town. To date, the majority of feedback at the Village of Burns Lake office has been positive.

Misunderstanding breeds contempt Walter Strong

A Facebook post that reported the Village of Burns Lake as having ‘served notice’ that local business owner Gwyndolyn Nicholas may have to remove a

‘No Enbridge’ sign from her store’s prominent exterior wall quickly generated a viral online response. On July 18, 2013 The Dogwood Initiative - a Victoria-based conservationist group - made a Facebook post of a photo of Nicholas’s Burns Lake building and sign along with a caption reading, “The business owner has been served notice to take it down by a bylaw officer and is making an appeal to the village council.” Confusion arose as some took the post to mean that

the Village of Burns Lake had asked for the sign’s immediate removal. Emma Gilchrist, Dogwood communications director, reports that the page had reached 121,000 individual page views as of July 22, 2013. The Dogwood Initiative wasn’t the only place where social media helped to quickly raise the profile of the issue. The Lakes District Clean Water Coalition’s (LDCWC) own Facebook page was reported to have received over 4000 views of its related post. The CBC and other regional media picked the story up as well. The Village of Burns Lake office received some abusive phone calls and email. The village posted its own statement to clarify its position The July 19 statement said that the village had never asked for the sign to be immediately removed and that village by-law enforcement was responding to two issues: the lack of a permit to change the sign, and two complaints from members of the public who found the sign offensive. As of July 19, Village of Burns Lake Chief Administrative Officer Sheryl Worthing reported that 14 letters or emails had been received in support of the sign. She said that the village staff had received two verbal threats over the phone as well as one by email.

The Dogwood Initiative and the LDCWC both expressed dismay at the actions of a few angry - and misinformed - individuals. The Dogwood Initiative post read: “We are saddened and disappointed to hear village staff have received some inappropriate comments on this issue and would never condone such activity. Such actions only hinder the cause." Prior to hearing about the troubles at the village office, Nicholas said that she had found the discussion surrounding the sign to be largely constructive, even with locals who support the Enbridge project. “I’m really disappointed to hear that it’s gone to a completely inappropriate format,” Nicholas said after she learned of the abusive phone calls. Local coverage of the issue in the July 17 Lakes District News did not fail to observe that the sign was free to remain in place until council consider the sign’s fate during a late August council meeting. Nicholas has until Aug. 9 to submit her defence against accusations that the sign is offensive. Village council is expected to decide the issue during the regularly scheduled Aug. 20, 2013 meeting of council, where previously made public submissions will also be taken into consideration.


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Green MLA on coal contraversy

It’s impossible to know if there was a direct correlation between the massive social media response to the local ‘No Enbridge’ sign controversy and the rude phone calls the village received, but even if there were, some context is needed. In total, as of last Friday, only three people were out of line with their responses. Anyone who knows Burns Lake knows that those few calls were absolutely unrepresentative of area residents in general. The Dogwood Initiative’s Facebook post on the subject had a massive reach. Many took the Dogwood’s post to mean that the sign had to come down immediately. Were the angry callers into the village motivated by what they read online? It’s impossible to know for sure, but it does go to show that the potential for misunderstanding is enormous when the exponential reach of social media is taken into account. Did the Dogwood get their facts wrong? The devil is in the details and the semiotics of the situation with the ‘No Enbridge’ sign would make a good thesis topic for a communications student. The sign doesn’t have to come down unless the store owner is unsuccessful in her own defence against two residents who have complained that the sign is offensive. Really, all of the confusion could have been avoided with the use of the simple word, ‘might’, as in, ‘the sign might have to come down’. Reporting on volatile issues is difficult. Readers and those involved are finely tuned to pick up on nuances that affect whatever is closest to their own interests or deeply felt concerns. Maybe we shouldn’t rely on Facebook posts to get our information, or at least, we should expand our search a bit beyond any one source alone, whether it’s Facebook, the Globe and Mail, or your local Lakes District News. On the other hand, sometimes it seems like there’s only one source on a story, especially in the early days of many social struggles. This isn’t to disparage social media, but its purpose is to disseminate or share information. Nowhere in the Facebook terms of use does it say you can rely on its users to present a facts based approach to any given issue. With so-called old media, at least you have a group of men and women who struggle to get the facts straight and out to the public in a timely and informative way. And you can sue us. That’s another subtle qualifier that should increase your confidence in what the behind-the-scenes old-media workers are up to. We get it wrong sometimes, but I bet you won’t meet a journalist who doesn’t remember and regret every significant mistake in a story he or she has made. A correction is like a knife through the heart of credibility, and we are nothing if we lose that. Now, everyone strives to be credible, including the Dogwood and their Facebook page. But that isn’t their reason for being there. They promote a conservationist program and that’s their thing, not local reporting. To expect them to be a news source for local issues is asking a lot, and is unreasonable. Don’t discount the value of traditional local media. There’s a lot to be said for an accurate and accountable public record of fact.

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After climate scientistturned-Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues. Excerpts from that discussion: TF: You did a study comparing burning all the world’s coal reserves and all oil reserves, showing how big coal really is. The federal government says that when you add up what’s actually being used in North America, carbon emissions from coal are about 30 times more than from oil. Now we have a symbolic coal export ban in Vancouver, which doesn’t apply to Port Moody or Point Roberts or Prince Rupert. Do you think there’s any significance to this? AW: There is no question that the biggest issue around is coal, because coal use is on the rise world-wide. Not in the United States, because they’re converting [power production] to natural gas. This is why American producers are saying, let’s ship it to Asia. California says no, Oregon says no, Washington says no. Vancouver says no, British Columbia, not sure. It’s pushing us to start thinking about what I think is going to be the greatest industrial revolution the world has ever seen, which is transformation of energy systems away from our combustion approach, which is essentially what we’ve been doing since we were in caves. We’ve gone from burning wood to now fossil wood, and fossil plants and fossil algae, to a much more modern era of production of energy through natural means, solar, wind, geothermal etc. TF: Liquified natural gas. The NDP says they are absolutely in favour of that now. AW: I have questioned the economics of it from day one. There’s a market differential that exists now. There’s that small window because Japan is moving from nuclear to natural gas. But we’re way behind everyone else. TF: Thirty years ago, Japan played Australia and B.C. off for metallurgical coal. Those northeast B.C. coal mines are back up and running again, but you’re seeing a similar thing here? AW: Yes. And if we start shipping natural gas to Asia … the Asian price comes down, the North American price goes up. British Columbians haven’t been told that. TF: How has the legislature session been for you? AW: I sit there and watch the two parties. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. And I hope more British Columbians watch this, because this needs to change. And I think it can change. TF: The NDP opposition decides when you and Delta South Independent Vicki Huntington get your occasional moments in question period? AW: Yes, and if I’ve asked it’s been no problem. TF: Grudgingly no doubt. If the NDP had their way, the closest Green Party member would be in Holland. AW: [Laughs] Yes. Certainly not in North America. There’s this sense of entitlement within the NDP to the ‘green’ vote. And I sense that the B.C. Liberals very much like our existence, as being not NDP. The reality is, we take as many Liberal votes, if not more. It’s because what it means to be ‘green’ has moved out of what the NDP view as green, which is a tree hugger. It’s kids going to school, talking about conservation, and going home to talk to their parents. That’s where our votes are coming from. TF: Are you going to be found standing in front of a coal train any time soon? AW: No, never. They asked me to, and I said no, because I don’t believe in civil disobedience.


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A Discovery Channel film crew didn’t find the drama they may have hoped for during the recovery of three sunken vessels in Ootsa Lake last week on July 16, 2013. Jamie Davis Heavy Recovery, made famous in the television series ‘Highway thru Hell’, was in Burns Lake to assist with raising the sunken tugs. Above, Davis and Quinten Beach, of Beach Marine Inc., discuss some late stage details of the recovery. SUNKEN TUGS from t P1 towing contractor BKV Enterprises Ltd. was also on hand with his 35-tonne heavy recovery truck to reinforce the lift. Davis said that the biggest issue wasn’t likely to be the weight of the boat, but overcoming the suction created between accumulated lake-bottom silt and the boat. After loading both tow trucks onto two barges lashed together, Beach Marine Inc. swung the barges into place over the sunken boats. With a large, on-barge excavator anchoring the barges in place and two small river tugs making fine adjustments, members of Adams Diving were able to secure recovery straps stretched from the trucks to anchor points on the Davis Straits. Slowly, Davis and BKV Towing hoisted the boat until it broke surface. Once partially out of the water, Beach’s crew secured any open boat hatches and began pumping out hull water with three bilge pumps. Within an hour of starting to empty the hull, it was floating on its own. After an inspection by ministry authorities, the boat was towed to shore where contaminated water was emptied into

containers for safe disposal. Very little engine fluid came up during the lift. Care was taken to keep bilging within a perimeter of hydro-carbon absorbent materials. Representatives from the Department of Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment, Emergency Response B.C., the Coast Guard, and the Conservation Officer Service were on hand to observe the recovery. The second vessel - the Valerie - was also raised, as well as a barge that had gone underwater some time ago. Rakochy later said that the reasons for the tugs sinking remain undetermined at this time, even after an initial inspection once the tugs were raised. “We will hopefully have the smaller vessel, the Valerie, in service this season,” said Rakochy, “but don’t know about the Davis Straits as it is a more daunting task.” Total costs for the lift are not yet determined, but insurance is expected to offset some of the expense. Very preliminary estimates put all costs, from the time of the sinking to getting the boats going again, well over $100,000.

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But no reason to let up on vigilance as summer gets drier and hotter Walter Strong

It’s been a relatively slow fire season around the Lakes District, but according to the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch (WMB), recent hot and dry weather means that things could change quickly and dramatically. “With the hot, dry conditions

that we have been experiencing this week, the fire danger rating in the Northwest Fire Centre has risen to high,” siad Suzanne Pearce, WMB information officer. “The Nadina Fire Zone - which encompasses the Lakes District - in high to extreme fire danger.” There are no active fires in the Northwest fire zone, although initial attack crews and unit crews remained on stand-by all weekend just in case. The lack of action around Burns Lake doesn’t mean a holiday for the local unit crew. “The Burns Lake unit crew was deployed to the Yukon approximately two weeks ago,” said Pearce. The 20-person unit crew re-

turned to Burns Lake last weekend. While the were away, initial attack crews were on hand in case anything sparked up. “As we are now moving into what is typically the busiest period of our fire season, homeowners should educate themselves on how to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and property,” she said. “Residents can find more information on how to FireSmart their home and property at or” This time of the year, dry forest fuel can be ignited by not only the obvious - campfires and cigarette butts - but also exhaust from ATV’s and sparks from chainsaws.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Your dog needs a leash

Editor: I would like people to please keep track of their dogs. I have lost fours cats in the past from dogs running wild. They have come into my yard and killed my cats. Dogs should be kept on a leash. I have lived in my house for five years and I think my cats should be able to go outside without dying. We are responsible pet owners, we have had our cats neutered and shots kept up - all for nothing, just to have a stray dog to come in and kill it. Be responsible for your dogs and keep them on a leash or in a fenced yard. I want my next cat to live. Thank you, Sandra Bevin

Thanks Tintagel Road

Editor: I feel I too have to put my input on the streets in town. In some places they are narrower then they were safer? We'll have to wait and see I guess. But I would hate to try and get one of those big rigs around some of these corners. Now I want to say to all the people that drive Tintagel Road, you have to be the best and most courteous drivers anywhere. My dog and I walk there a lot and you all slow down and look to see where we are. I am so grateful for your care and courtesy. If everybody drove like that we'd have a lot fewer accidents. Anne Fehr and Chica.

Generous Burns Lakers

Editor: On June 14 the bus from Prince Rupert to Prince George had not arrived at the scheduled time of 5:20 p.m. at Burns Lake. We waited till 6:20 p.m. As we were due to catch a connecting bus to Jasper leaving Prince George at 9:15 p.m. Ron and Nadine Harrison realized our plight and without hesitation, drove us to Prince George to make our connection, a return trip of almost 500 km. This act of goodwill (and already being the beneficiaries of their hospitality for some days) was greatly appreciated. Ray & Sandra Garraway Noosa Heads, Australia

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UFO sightings sought Editor: RE: UFO sighting in Smithers, Houston and the Burns Lake area As part of a planned book on sightings of unidentified flying objects in Western Canada, I am currently seeking information on sightings in your area of the province.   To briefly describe the situation as I presently know it: as you are likely aware, there have been several quite remarkable examples of the phenomenon, including a July 29, 2002 sighting of a very bright moving light by several people in the Telkwa area; the October 22, 2002 sighting by two RCMP officers of a very large orange/gold glowing ovalshaped object sitting atop the Bell Copper Mine opposite Granisle; and an  August 3, 2008 close encounter event with a very colourful greyhound bussized craft by two men driving Highway 16 near Decker Lake at night.

I have recently been investigating the myriad sightings that took place in Granisle between the end of November, 2007 and May 2008. These events, in a few cases, featured huge well-lit craft and, in others, paranormal effects on the observers and their surroundings.  It seems likely there have been other sightings in your area and, if there have been, I would be pleased to receive notice of or comment regarding them. Those interested can write to me via email at or they can contact me at Archives New West, Box 360 720 6th St New Westminster, British Columbia V3L3.  Please be assured that I will respect all requests for privacy and will not mention any names without permission when the book is published. Yours sincerely  Rod Drown, New Westminster

Editor: Open letter to the mayor and council of Burns Lake Re: Sign at the Green Grocers store. It has come to my attention that the recently erected sign (Wild salmon etc.) at the Green Grocers store has been deemed offensive and efforts are underway by the Village of Burns Lake to have it removed. I am writing to question this decision and to challenge the use of the description offensive. This sign presents a belief of many residents of Burns Lake and its surrounding communities. I am one of those people. We too have a voice and should receive support for an opinion that is held

by a number of your constituents. We too are concerned about the future of our town and the people living there. Apart from the content of this sign, the appearance is eye-catching and fits beautifully into the surroundings. Its bright and colourful look and the paint colour behind actually complement the recent downtown improvements and gives Burns Lake an interesting and dynamic feel. So what if it is controversial? Are we not a community that supports point of view in your determination regarding this sign. Respectfully, Frank Lehmann

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Join us Please keep Saturday afternoon July 27 from 1 to 2, because you will listen to some top of the line music and singing. My niece Renay and her signing group, The June Bugs, will be entertaining at the Tweedsmuir House. They come from Calgary and entertain in all the big centres. You must not miss them as you will love them all. While here Renay and The June Bugs will be staying in the old home at the lake, this will no doubt bring back old memories for Renay as we had so many good times. I have at hand the last Lakes District News and

on the front page there was something that no doubt will rattle a few cages and I quote “Closure of post office rumoured,” let’s hope it is a rumour. It seems folks are not using the mail like they used to. Email is being used more all the time. This is more or less a wakeup call as it could happen. Many years ago now when the rural mail service came into the district there was a motion to close the Francois Lake post office as they were at that time closing all the small ones on the Southside. The Francois Lake and the Tchesinkut Lake folk got together and cut this off big time. Folks wanted the Francois Lake office to stay open and it did. I am going to jump back to the old days and the old time post offices. Every district had an office and a little grocery store and gas pump. The Southside had its share as well as the west Francois Lake.

These little places were centres to shop and visit, get the local news, and do their dealings. When we owned the big store and the post office with it there was always something going on. The mail came in three times a week and they were busy times Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We had a big drum heater in the store and as folks waiting for the mail to be sorted would sit around and visit and tell stories. Lots of good tales told, lots of jokes too, an interesting morning. At this time I had a big frame on the wall as I was making up a display of old pictures, most of them are in the hall now. There were always a bunch of men watching me get these old pictures hung up and get locations and names on the board. There was a little guy called Earnie and every time he would look over the pictures and find something wrong, he had what you would call a short fuse and he was al-

ways on my case. So one day I got tired of this so I had at the house a photo of a big buffalo bull from the park so I cut it out, put it on the board and wrote buffalo bull taken at Francois Lake April 1921. Earnie looked at it for about 15 minutes, then he came unglued. He told me what I could do with the buffalo. He called me a few names and then he never visited the store again. I had not meant to upset him over such a little thing. He should have known I was only fooling. One day a stranger stopped in and joined the crowd and when every one had left he said what an interesting place, I do believe there are more logs cut, more horses broke, more fish caught and more women loved than ever happened on the real job and I had to agree with him. Nice weather Having some nice summer days so the farmers can get on with

the haying. I heard that Vanderhoof farmers are almost finished. They seem to be a little earlier than we are. It seems a good year for haying with just lots of it. A week or so ago they had a bad hail back on the prairie close to our old home place. The hail stones covering the ground. These storms sure can cause lots of damage. How well I remember one hail storm as a kid. Dad had a nice crop of wheat and oats and after the storm there was nothing left. Our mom had a bunch of little geese and they were all killed. It broke out all the windows on the south side of our house. Our family had just come back home from berry picking and we had two water pails full of saskatoons berries. We were one of the few families to have saskatoons that year. Dad spent the next week replacing the broken windows. A farmer friend of ours had left

his team of horses out during the hail store. He went out to bring them home so he jumped on one and it piled him. He just couldn’t figure out why as it was a nice quiet horse so he checked his back and it was full of big lumps left by the storm. He was very sorry he had left them out during the storm with no shelter. I keep digging through old boxes and old trunks more or less just for interest and it’s fun too. I would be called a history nut. Last week I picked up a book called Burns Lake Retrospect and it’s very interesting. On the front it has history of Burns Lake by Barney Mulvaney. Also in this book it has stories of lots of the old timers, now long gone. It’s so well put together. One thing took my fancy and it’s on one of the back pages and I will quote it as it’s written. In 1931 a new hospital was built and it served until our present hospital which was opened in Au-

gust of 1960. The hospital is very modern and is equipped with an operating table. The time of lamps and dining room tables has fast faded. Unquote. I guess lots of us hope our new hospital will be equipped with a modern operating room and no doubt it will. Burns Lake is the centre of a huge area and it needs an operating room and there is no doubt with lots of pressure we will get one. It’s a life and death situation. A few words of wisdom from Uncle Hugh; Live a good and honourable life then when you get older you will think back and enjoy it a second time. And always remember the best sermons are lived not preached. Have a safe week, slow down and enjoy the summer. Always remember that God loves you a great deal and so do I. P.S. Don’t forget the Grassy Plains Blue Grass, it’s going to be good

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After receiving a legal opinion that clarified the potential conflict of interest regarding a sitting council member whose business might be affected by changes to municipal utility rates, Village of Burns Lake council reopened the question of what to do with small business owners whose water and sewer usage are similar to residential levels. Several businesses had questioned the fairness of current water and sewer rate schedules, which impose a heavier cost on local business owners. Village council agreed that an issue of fairness was at play and that a change would need to be made. “Local governments have a duty to ensure that users are treated fairly and equitably based on usage,” wrote Village of Burns Lake chief administrator officer Sheryl Worthing in her report to council. “Other local governments have implemented a similar tiered system. Given

the number of requests for reduction it is important for council to evaluate the options.” The options were for a variety of scenarios where select businesses would receive a lower utility rate because of qualifying under low-volume user category. The category is based on the criteria of having five or fewer employees; a bathroom or shower primarily for employee use; and business water usage not tied to any services (as in a car wash or laundromat). According to Worthing’s council report, of 86 annual business utility accounts in Burns Lake, twenty-two qualify under those criteria for a rate reduction. The question for council was to decide how to implement the reduction. Council opted to extend ‘same as residential’ rates to those businesses that qualify. The rate reduction will come into effect in January, 2014. If there is a downside to the rate reduction, it’s that residential water and sewer rates will have to increase for all Village of Burns Lake residents in order to make



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With summer really heating up last week, Radley Beach in Burns Lake was the hot place to be for a cool dip. Youngsters enjoyed the recently put up slide at the end of the dock. Youth also took part in the second of two, one-week, canoe camps at Radley Beach. The Village of Burns Lake brought in canoe and paddling instructors from CanoeKayak BC to offer safe, on -water instruction.

Nick Hosgood, of Smithers B.C., enjoyed a wet afternoon of mountain biking in Burns Lake recently at Boer Mountain. Some of the trails are getting a little overgrown and rock-strewn. This weekend the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association is hosting a trail clean-up day. Come out on Sat., July 27 for a few hours of weed whacking and enjoy a long afternoon of shuttle rides to the summit. Gravity will take care of the ride down. Walter Strong photo


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Mountain Bike trails workbee -Sat., July 27 10 a.m.-noon. In desperate need of weed wacking! Free shuttles from 1:00 -6:00 p.m. for those that helped.

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Inspired young Burns Lake artist

Lam, who goes into Grade 12 this fall in Vancouver at St. George’s School, took a course last year in art history and practice. During the course, Lam studied art history and began a course project inspired by the artists and their work he studied. “I liked Degas’ impressionistic use of light. He used the contrast of colours and the subtle use of shadows to create depth and perception.” His acrylic painting, ‘Forest Sonata’, currently hanging in the China Moon, was selected to be part of two student art exhibitions in Vancouver. Forest Sonata hung at Vancouver’s Pendulum Gallery and as part of a North Vancouver gallery showing of the Independent Schools Art exhibition. Lam went to the Vancouver private school after attending Lakes District Secondary School for grades 8 and 9. His inspirations come from the world around him, the rich green hues of his paintings reflect a youth surrounded by the forests of the Walter Strong photo Lakes District. Jeffery Lam stands before ‘Forest Sonata’ on display in the China Moon restaurant in Burns Lake. “I live out on Francois Lake, and I catch a lot of the Lam’s painting was recently part of two gallery exhibitions in Vancouver. sunsets,” Lam said. “I’d like to do a piece on that. In the future I’m thinking of doing a study of the seasons and their affect on the arts.” Despite showing early promise as a visual artist, Lam expects his art to remain a hobby. “I want to go to medical school,” he said. “This is just a hobby; a good way to de-stress.” Walter Strong Lam enjoys living in Vancouver during the school year for the opportunities it provides, but he hopes to return to Burns Lake at Diners at the Burns Lake China Moon restaurant have recently the eventual start of his career, to follow - even if only for a few been able to view two new paintings on the rear wall of the res- years - in the footsteps of another inspiration from his earlier taurant. They were both done by Jeffery Lam, who’s also at the Burns Lake years. restaurant this summer working for his parents. “Growing up, my family doctor was Dr. Norman. I’ve always The large paintings are works number three and four for Lam, been inspired by his interactions with people within the comafter taking up painting seriously little over a year ago. munity.”

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erty owners involved. Her business is facing a possible rent increase retroactively - because her landlord received three separate water and sewer rate bills - one for each of the businesses operating out of her holdings - instead of the one she was accustomed to receiving. Holliday was hoping that if a rate reduction were to include 2013 rates, this would alleviate the unexpected situation she and her landlord find themselves in. Mayor Luke Strimbold spoke on behalf of council and said that they would take Holliday’s comments under consideration. Worthing later clarified that council was free to revisit the issue at the next council meeting, as it is a separate concern from rate adjustments. The resolution to adjust rates in 2014 should stand without need for reconsideration as Holliday’s concerns relate to 2013 rate schedules.

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Regan Morben (far left) leads College of New Caledonia Lakes District Campus foundation carpentry students through volunteer renovations at the Burns Lake food bank on July 13, 2013. ben, it’s also about giving back to your Contributed Gaining skills is not just for employment, according to College of New Caledonia carpentry instructor, Regan Mor-

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bank to build shelves, and to build doghouses for the Lakes Animal Friendship Society. “It takes so little time to make a big difference in someone’s life, notes Morben, and by doing these kind of projects, I can show my students how their skills can be used to benefit their community as well as applying their skills.” The Burns Lake Foodbank shelves were badly needed to organize the food for the volunteer program. Enthuses foodbank volunteer coordinator, Joanna Carnie, “The shelves are just what we needed, and best of all, they cost us nothing; [the project used up odds and ends from the class].” Morben’s 17 carpentry students also built 35 doghouses for the Lakes Animal Friendship Society; 15 of the houses were made into flat packs, “sort of like modular housing for dogs”, laughs Morben. Allistair Schroff, a director of the society, explains there are many dogs and cats that live outside for various reasons - even through the coldest of winters. If the animals cannot get into a warm, dry shelter it is not just uncomfortable, they can become sick or injured from frostbite or even die from exposure. “We are extremely grateful to Regan Morben for taking on the construction of 35 dog houses with his class.  Regan and his students showed amazing attention to detail.”

In Appreciation On behalf of the family of Marilyn Seminuk, we wish to express our gratitude to the Burns Lake Hospital Doctors and Nursing staff for their many kindnesses and thoughtfulness while our mother was in your care.

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Father Albanu Ogowuihe will return to his native Nigeria after almost five years as pastor in Burns Lake and on Southside.

Catholic parish to have new priest Walter Strong Father Albanus Ogowuihe celebrated his final Sunday liturgy in Burns Lake last Sunday as he prepares to return to his native south east Nigeria after a five year stint in Burns Lake. “It’s been wonderful,” Ogowuihe said of his time in Burns Lake. “It has been challenging but also very enriching. You learn a lot and you give a lot.” Burns Lake was something of a culture shock on many levels. “This is a small parish in terms of human population, but large in terms of geography,” Ogowuihe

said his local parish. “Here, we have about 80 consistent parishioners, and lot more irregular ones. In Nigeria, the number of parishioners would be almost innumerable.” He said he was sorry to be leaving. After five years he had finally come to understand and enjoy the enigma of winter, and the multi-faceted cultural landscape that is unique to Burns Lake. “The First Nations community here has been an eye-opener,’ he recalled. “It has been an exciting experience to work with them.” Two other Nigerian priests in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George will also be leaving. The towns of Fort St. James and Dawson Creek will shortly bid their pastors good-bye. Father Thomas Shymko will be the new priest at Immaculata Parish.

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a discussion with a friend could be significant this week, inspiring you to expand your goals and pursue new dreams with confidence. Be thankful for the newfound inspiration. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Protect your privacy this week, Virgo. Though nothing serious is on the horizon, now is a good time emphasize safety and security for you and your family. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Restlessness settles in this week, Libra. You might want to plan a little adventure, whether it is a weekend trip or a night out on the town. The goal is to change the scenery. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, stay on top of bills, paperwork and anything else that helps you to get organized. Once you’re finished catching up, resolve to be more organized going forward. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You will have to put forth some extra effort this week, Sagittarius. It may feel like others aren’t pulling their weight, but you still need to do what you have to do to get the job done. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, take some extra time cleaning up in anticipation of an unexpected guest. While company is always welcome, you want to have a tidy home to show off. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquairus, enlist others to lend a helping hand this week. Others may not offer their time and effort, so be proactive in seeking help with an important task.

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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

No Worship Services during July & August Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

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

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

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


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OUR TOWN Salt Water Boys at Palling Community Hall August 2, 2013. For more info: (250) 698-7530. Grassy Plains Summer Festival July 26, 27, 28 Info: Phone: 1-250-220-6087 • Email: grassy

have a weed wacker, there will be lots of other jobs. After the workbee, why not picnic at the lake and then join the group for a ride. We will be riding the Wilbur’s Wheelay course at 12:30 p.m. There will be free shuttles for those that helped at the workbee. Shuttles will run from 1-6 p.m.

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: July 2013. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Reminder last day to pay for August’s Good Food Box is July 31. More info: (250) 694-3270.

VBL Recreation Summer Programs XploreSportZ July 22 to 26 for ages 10 to 13. Contact: or visit

Mountain Bike trails workbee -Saturday, July 27 10am-noon Our trails our in desperate need of weed wacking! Actually, we are pleading! If you can bring a weed wacker that would be great. If you don’t

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


George Edward Miller George Edward Miller passed away July 3, 2013 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, from cancer. George was born near Kennedy, Saskatchewan, in 1936. The Miller family moved to North Vancouver in the 1950’s and George worked in the local mills. In the late 1970’s George moved his family to Burns Lake where he worked at the Babine Mill for a number of years as a millwright. George’s love of horses and dogs was well-known and his happiest times were spent in their company. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, sisters-and brother-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. No service will be held at George’s request. Instead the family will have a celebration of life in his honour at a later date.

Information JURGEN WALTER POSSELT ~ Lived a good Life ~

Apr. 18, 1954 - Feb. 11, 2013 Jurgen Walter Posselt, the oldest of three brothers was born April 18, 1954 in Ahlen, Germany to Irmegard and Walter Posselt. When he was 16, the entire family made the sea journey to Canada from Germany in the fall of 1970, eventually settling at the scenic Home Creek Ranch in Cheslatta. Here, Jurgen fell in love with the rivers, mountains, and wild flowers that we see so often in his art. Graduating from LDSS High School, he pursued his dream of becoming an artist, attending art school in Toronto, as well as UBC in Vancouver. Always free spirit, Jurgen adventured across the US in a VW van, drove Taxi cab in Vancouver, and made many sacrifices in order to fund art supplies during his immensely creative years of 1979-1982. In the summer of 1983 Jurgen returned to the Southside, and married his wife Beate. Together, they raised three children, Peter, Hanna, and Wolf. With the kids grown, Jurgen travelled the world, continued to paint, and drive truck. After his accident in 2005, he made the move to Prince George. Despite his struggle, Jurgen still had a smile for everyone. His ability to talk remained unaffected, and he would claim to be a “Square-head survivor� to his very last day. He will be always be remembered and missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday August 3rd, at 1 p.m. at the Alcan Spillway campground, on the Southside. Donations in Memoriam can be made to the Spinal Cord Injury BC online at or by mail: 780 SW Marine Dr. Vancouver, BC. V6P 5Y7

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845


Exoskeleton for Trevor Greene BC/Yukon Command and Local Legion Branches are assisting Nanaimo student Rebecca Lumley’s quest to purchase an exoskeleton rehabilitation tool to help injured Veteran Trevor Greene in his goal of walking again. Capt Trevor Greene was injured while serving in Afghanistan. His incredible recovery has defied the odds, inspired many, and continues today. Modern innovation offers a new opportunity as Trevor continues to work towards his goal of walking again; state of the art Exoskelton technology. This basically consists of a portable system of braces, motors and an onboard computer that are designed to allow wheelchair-bound patients to walk. This technology isn’t yet widespread, and is expensive. The Legion set a fundraising goal of $100,000 and to date have exceeded this amount. The final cost of the exoskeleton has not yet been determined, but we will have the funds to make this happen. THIS IS WHAT WE DO ! LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit

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Reservoir Elevation: 852.51 m (2796.95 ft) SLS Discharge: 452.44 m3/s Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls: 131 m3/s Visit website www.waterofďŹ for up to date real-time ow information for the Nechako River. The Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) is operated to minimize the occurrences of water temperature above 20 degrees in the Nechako River upstream of the Stuart River Confluence between 20 July and 20 August, for the benefit of sockeye salmon migrating through the Nechako River. Skins Lake Spillway discharge can change daily between 14.2 m3/s and 453 m3/s in response to weather forecasts, to achieve the temperature management criteria and also meet a maximum target discharge for the Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls of approximately 283 m3/s Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812

The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440 THE FOOD BANK will be closed for the month of July 2013. It will open again on August 6th. Distribution days will be the first and the third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11 am. The Lakes District Food bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity o the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, P.O. Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0


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Houses For Sale HOUSE FOR sale Excellent View $279,000. 2800 sq. ft. well maintained home. 4 bedrooms - 3 baths, full finished basement, 2 decks - 12x48, double car heated garage. Included is fridge, Jen Air cook top stove, double ovens, washer/dryer. Large lot with room to store RV. Landscaped fenced back yard. To view 250-692-0514


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The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of GIS Technician. This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Regional District’s geographic information system. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako offices are located in the Village of Burns Lake, which is in the heart of northern British Columbia, about 222 km west of Prince George on Highway 16. Burns Lake and region offers world class fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, camping, and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Also, the community is home to a wide range of services and amenities, including a new hospital which is currently under construction. The position requires a technical degree, diploma, or certificate specializing in GIS. Experience working in a local government GIS environment would be an asset. This is a permanent full time position offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Applications should be addressed to Jason Llewellyn, Director of Planning at the above address, prior to August 16th, 2013.



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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lakes District News

Corner ommunity Forest

Wild Berries in the District

Now that summer is officially upon us, don’t forget to take advantage of all the delicious berries that grow throughout summer in the Lakes District. Mid July to the end of Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking with friends and family.

If you enjoy: Strawberries Huckleberries Wild Raspberries Saskatoons Blueberries

Outdoor money abound (L) Nechako-Kitimaat Development fund board member, Mike Robertson presents a $2500 cheque to Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society (LORS) members Lynn Synotte, Bill Chapman and Bernice Magee. (R) Synotte accepts a $6000 cheque from Steve Freeman, director area E, and Bill Miller, director area B, on behalf of LORS. The joint donation will supplement a shortfall in the LORS budget for this season. Laura Blackwell and walter strong photos

Then be sure to get out there hunting, but remember to take lots of water and sunscreen. Also be sure to tell somewhere where you are going, since bears love berry patches too! For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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Burns Lake Lakes District News, July 24, 2013  

July 24, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

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