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NEWS BRIEFS Vandals in downtown Sometime between 12 and 1 a.m. on Friday morning, a number of buildings in the downtown area were vandalized. RCMP reported seven windows at the David Hoy Elementary School were damaged and two at a residence on Fourth Avenue East. Seven windows at the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) on the Goodwin Building were damaged on the night of August 8. Three of the windows at MCFD were broken through, the rest just chipped. The manager of the building for Columbine Investments, Lionel Conant, said no estimate had yet been done for the costs of replacing the windows, and he believed it appeared an instrument had been used, not rocks, from the damage. The alarm at Nezul Be Hunuyeh was also set off, but no damage had yet been reported as of press time. The RCMP are investigating the incidents and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-663-TIPS.

Another single vehicle rollover believed to be a result of driving without due care and attention had traffic on Highway 27 near Fort St. James stopped as RCMP dealt with the accident scene and a tow truck cleared the vehicle.

Single vehicle rollover A single vehicle rollover on Highway 27 near the Stuart River Bridge stopped traffic on August 6 near Fort St. James but luckily resulted in no injuries. The accident took place just after 2:30 p.m. about one kilometre south of Sowchea Road and is the second rollover accident within a week believed to be caused by driver inattention.

Mount Milligan Mine is expected to begin production this month. The primary crusher and conveyor have already been commissioned and the concentrator is ready for a phased start-up.

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A 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by a 17-yearold female driver was traveling south on Highway 27 when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and shoulder, at which point the driver turned back into her lane and lost control over the vehicle. The driver was taken to Stuart Lake Hospital for examination but had no injuries other than minor scratches to an arm.

The Fort St. James Volunteer Fire Department also attended and deployed foam onto a fuel leak from the vehicle. The RCMP said charges are pending against the Fort St. James woman for driving without due care and attention and the accident could have been fatal. RCMP are warning drivers to give their attention to driving and not be distracted by other activities.

Mt. Milligan to begin production Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier

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Commercial production, however, will take a bit longer, as everything gets rolling, with commercial production in the fourth quarter and then another 12 months of “ramping up” before full production capacity is reached. Thompson Creek Metals reported a fairly strong second quarter relative to previous quarters in 2013 and 2012, and share prices went from $2.88 to



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Puppy love An as-yet-unnamed puppy poses next to her food bowl as if to say “Please may I have some more?” The pup was one of 10 brought in from Takla Reserve by the Fort St. James Humane Society. This particular one will be staying in the Fort St. James area as it has found a new home with The Courier, but the rest were being sent on to Prince George to their SPCA.

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518 Palm Sunday

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215 10am Play Date @ Goodwin Prk

Mens’ Golf


12-4pm Farmers’ Mrkt

4pm Ladies Golf

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23Good Friday 10

9 First Day of Passover 22

Mens’ Golf Inter-Community Night Market

Jr & Sr Golf

Music on the Mountain Festival

14 1April Fool’s Day

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28 15 Tax Day

10am Play Date @ Goodwin Prk

12-4pm Farmers’ Mrkt

4pm Ladies Golf

Music on the Mountain Festival

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Mens’ Golf

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Music on the Mountain Festival

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4pm Ladies Golf 6pm Cops For Cancer Benefit Dinner @ Pub



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Best Bannock Cook-Off @ NHS


22 Earth Day Administrative Professionals Day

Men’s Night Golf

23 10am Play Date @ Goodwin Prk

624 Arbor Day


25 Anzac Day (Australia)

12-4pm Farmers’ Mrkt

4pm Ladies Golf


Mourning Day 28 Workers (Canada)


Fore! Golfers - Aug 19-21 - 9am-11:30 - @ Stuart Lake Golf Club Robin Hood Archery - Aug 22-23 - 9am-11:30 - 11698 Dickinson Loop Rd. Art Attack - Aug 19-23 - 1pm-3:30pm @ District Rec. Rm. Hoop Dancing - Aug 14 - 9:00am-noon @ District Rec. Rm. It’s a Mystery - Aug 6-7 - 9:30am-3pm @ District Rec. Rm. Amazing Race - Aug 8 - 9:30am-3:30pm @ District Rec. Rm.

Fear Factor - Aug 9 - 9:30am-3:30pm @ District Rec. Rm. Little Chefs - Aug 13 - 9:00am-1:00pm @ CNC Campus Kids Camp Out - Aug 15-16 - Drop-off: 12pm, Pick-up: 4pm @ Paarens Beach PG Railway + Forestry Museum - Aug 12 - 8:30am-4pm @ District Rec. Rm. PG Aquatic Center - Aug 26 - 8:30am-4pm @ District Rec. Rm. End of Season Bash! - Aug 27 - 10am-3pm @ Cottonwood Park

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Feel the love Submitted Local businesses in Fort St. James will receive an extra boost in the coming months as part of a “Love Fort St. James” buy local campaign piloted by Northern Development Initiative Trust. The project will celebrate home grown businesses and their contributions to the local economy, while encouraging citizens to consider the wide variety of products available in town. The program will also help celebrate the personal connections which take place between consumers and business owners when they support independent businesses. The Northern Development-led pilot program supports the development of strongly branded buy-local campaigns for six communities including Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Logan Lake, 100 Mile House and Valemount. Each community will have their own website that will promote local businesses through high-end photography. To fund the website development and graphic design of the project, Northern Development’s board of directors approved $75,000 to include all six pilot com-

Right of way RCMP are encountering some confusion amongst users of the new Nak’azdli lights for pedestrians crossing the street. With the lights in place, pedestrians now must push the button for the lights and wait for the lights to change to then have the right of way as vehicles stop. Therefore, pedestrians are asked to respect drivers and use the lights appropriately.

munities. To execute the project, Northern Development will contract the services of Amy Quarry, who launched a similar project in Quesnel that engaged more than 50 local businesses. Quarry will provide the branding materials for the Love Fort St. James initiative, and will work with the District’s Economic Development Department to engage local business owners in the project and coordinate professional photographs of each business involved in the campaign. “The Small Town Love project is a great opportunity for local businesses in Fort St. James to collaborate and promote what products and services are locally available to the community,” said Mayor Rob MacDougall. “We’re very excited as this helps us to build a critical awareness for com-

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) SCHOOL OPENING AND REGISTRATION All schools will open on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the regular time. Parents and students should note that on school opening day school bus runs would be as follows. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 Bus runs will begin on their regular schedule in the morning and will make the return run immediately following school dismissal at noon. Please note that noon hours vary from school to school. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 THURSDAY, September 5, 2013, will be a full, regular day with regular bus runs both morning and afternoon. Kindergarten students will begin regular bus runs. For further information, see the advertisement re: Kindergarten.

The new logo for the Small Town Love initiative. Image courtesy of the District of Fort St. James

munity members, business and industry to highlight the benefits of shopping

locally, in turn helping to strengthen the resilience of our local economy.”

NOTES: With student population shifts in various locations, some changes in bus runs or pickup locations may be required. Problems such as these will be carefully studied and parents will be notified. Cooperation by all concerned will be appreciated. If you have any questions, contact Tracey Syrota, Transportation Manager, at 250-567-9618.


SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 1. DAVID HOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Fort St. James Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013. 2. SOWCHEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Fort St. James Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013. 3. FORT FRASER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Fort Fraser Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Registration for all students who are NEW to this District will take place in the school listed below on the dates indicated during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Grade 7 students going to Grade 8 in the same town and students who are returning to their same school as last year do not need to re-register. Report cards or transfer records should be presented to the school upon registration to assist in proper placement in the school. Please bring the student’s birth certificate and care card. Beginning students (Kindergarten and Grade One) who have already registered should not re-register. SCHOOL



Evelyn Dickson Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

Mapes Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

Nechako Valley Secondary

Grade 8 - Grade 12

August 26 - 30, 2013 **(9:00 am to 1:30 pm) August 26 - 30, 2013

Prairiedale Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 3

August 29 - 30, 2013

Sinkut View Elementary

Grade 4 - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

W.L. McLeod Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

7. PRAIRIEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Vanderhoof Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 29 - 30, 2013.

Fort Fraser Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

8. W.L. MCLEOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Vanderhoof Parents should register English or French Immersion Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013.

August 26 - 30, 2013 **(9:00 am to 12:00 noon)

Fraser Lake Elementary Sec.

Grade 4 - Grade 12

August 26 - 30, 2013

9. EBUS ACADEMY - Vanderhoof Please phone our registrar at 1-800-567-1236 any weekday during the summer to discuss how the EBUS distance learning Kindergarten program may fit your child’s needs.

Mouse Mountain Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 3

August 26 - 30, 2013 **(9:00 am to 2:30 pm)

David Hoy Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

Fort St. James Secondary

Grade 8 - Grade 12

August 29 - 30, 2013

Sowchea Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

EBUS Academy

Kindergarten - Grade 12

Online, July & August, 2013

4. MOUSE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Fraser Lake Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 5. EVELYN DICKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Vanderhoof Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013. 6. MAPES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Vanderhoof Parents should register Kindergarten pupils new to the area on August 26 - 30, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION: Kindergarten pupils will be transported on regular school bus runs. To request transportation for your child/children, please contact the office starting the week of August 26, 2013. Fort St. James Bus Garage: Frances Honeywell, at 250-996-7835 Vanderhoof Bus Garage: Graeme Kellem, at 250-567-9618 Fraser Lake Bus Garage: Tracey Syrota, at 250-699-6995


Those students who register after Friday, September 6, 2013, may have difficulty in registering in classes due to space availability.

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Cuteness overload Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Puppies are cute. It is hard to resist the playful joy of young puppies, and I am not immune to their charms. For nearly a week now I have been the foster home for five puppies from Takla Reserve brought in to the Fort St. James Humane Society, and what a week it has been. Every time I step out the back door, five adorable little wigglers emerge from the nooks and crannies of the yard and come full-barrelled towards me in a puppy mob show. All five become squirming, squeaking fanatic devotees of my fan club, and I get just the tiniest taste of what it might have been like to be John, Paul, George or Ringo. Well, okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but they are quite the mob and I have to try and come up with a distraction each time I need to go back into the house so I can avoid closing little puppy paws in the doorway as I rush to close it to keep them out. The puppies range in ages from probably six to eight weeks, as they are from two different litters, but they are all adorable little fur balls. I get flashbacks to the the Looney Tunes character Hugo the Abominable Snowman who always picks up Daffy Duck or some other character and wants nothing more than to “love him and hug him and squeeze him” and of course “call him George.”


I also feel as though I have some inkling of what it is like to suffer from what so many women refer to as “baby brain” as I am constantly distracted from whatever mission I had originally left the house for. Of course, mine is not attributable in any way to hormones, but instead just to plain old cuteness overload. However, I promise to not replace my profile photo on Facebook with a photograph of a puppy or post a dozen photos a day of the puppies eating as though everyone in the world needs a play-by-play of their every move. I will however, post a photo or two here to show off the munchkins (up for adoption if anyone falls in instant love). The puppies have been a fun and entertaining venture for the week, and I’ll definitely have fond memories of the rag tag bunch of furballs. Of course, I will also appreciate once again being able to sleep until my alarm goes off…

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Re: Aboriginal group vows to fight permits, Caledonia Courier August 7, 2013

“Nechako Lakes MLA and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad was asked to comment on the situation but he was unable to. He said that he wasn’t the right person to ask and after explaining the process the permits must go through, he said that was all he knew about it.” Seriously, John. Who would you suggest is the “right person to talk to” – the Minister of Housing? You can’t dodge this one, for two reasons. You are the Minister of Aboriginal Relations. And this is happening in your riding. How can you not be the “right person to talk to”? Can you explain that to me. Unless, of course, you don’t want to talk about it and prefer to say nothing until your government caves in and supports the pipeline once they get what they want from the federal government. You represent all constituents of this riding, and you have a legislated duty to them. I’d say it’s about time you started listening to them, because many are telling you that Enbridge and their pipeline are not welcome in your riding. It may be just the start of your term as minister but one thing about folks from the Fort, we have long memories, and we don’t forget when someone fails to stand up when they should have. Perhaps you should be moved to another ministry where they don’t ask questions that confuse you. Kandace Kerr

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Courier Marijuana decriminalization referendum tour coming to Fort St. James

The campaign to decriminalize marijuana is coming to Fort St. James on August 11, with an event at the St. James Restaurant at 3 p.m. There will also be an event in Vanderhoof the same day at A&W Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. The Sensible B.C. tour will be hitting 32 towns in the interior of the province over 12 days in August to promote a referendum on marijuana decriminalization. The tour will be headed by Sensible B.C. leader Dana Larsen. "We need volunteers and canvassers in every community," said Larsen. "My goal is to meet local supporters and register them as canvassers so they can collect signatures this fall." Larsen has prepared legislation called The Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize marijuana by stopping B.C. police from making searches or arrests

for simple possession. The law also calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that B.C. can legally regulate its cultivation and sale. The proposed law has been accepted by Elections B.C., and Larsen will have 90 days to collect signatures from 10 per cent of the registered voters in every electoral district, beginning September 9. These 400,000 signatures can only be collected by people who have first registered as a canvasser. "It's easy to register as a canvasser," said Larsen. "It just takes two minutes to fill out the form for Elections B.C.. I bring the forms with me, but people can also easily do it online. We will need at least 5,000 canvassers to have a good chance of success. If you've always dreamed of legalization, this is your chance to help make history!" See all 32 Interior tour dates here:

Rediscover Fort St. James Ouellette Bros. - Building Supplies

Staff of the Ouellette Bros. Building Supplies.

The Ouellette family has been helping to build the community of Fort St. James for nearly four decades. Ouellette Bros. Construction opened for business in 1975 and boasts an impressive portfolio of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction projects. To date they have completed jobs in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Ouellette Bros. Building Supplies retail store opened its doors 1999. In 2006/2007 they brought their customers even more value and selection by partnering with industry leader Castle Building Centres.  The store now offers a complete line of

building supplies, kitchen and bath, interiors and top quality paint including the latest Benjamin Moore products. Ouellette Bros. are pleased to announce that they now carry GE, GE Allura, GE Profile and Moffat appliances as well as Serta mattresses. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or require a special order, ask the knowledgeable staff and they will do their best to get it for you. Need a tool or machine? The rental department is ready to help with everything you need for lawn and garden, painting and decorating, carpet and flooring, mov-

ing equipment, plumbing, electrical tools, gas tools, air compressors and tools, drilling, propane,  concrete and masonry  tools,  fastening,  generators and welders,  ladders and scaffolding. In 2008 Ouellette Bros. Enterprise was established specializing in geothermal heating and cooling, natural gas fitting, electrical, and plumbing services and WETT wood stove inspections.  From plan to project completion, leave it up to the professionals to complete the job for you. Whether you are just in the planning stages, building, fixing or finishing you can trust Ouellette Bros. for quality, selection and service. They know their community, their customers, and their needs. Stop by and say Hello to Jonathan Ouellette and the staff, and remember to join us in celebrating our 38th anniversary this September 20th!  Check out our Web site for rentals, rates and products at

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Caledonia Days

‘MOVE YOUR MASS !’ September is Coming !

Now is the time to get your mass in motion and commit to better health and fitness MXV Integrated Health and Fitness offers several fitness solutions : Boot Camp with Cassandra Hammett Work, Move, Play and Sweat ! Base Camp with Scott Croucher - realize that you need to get fit but have never been to a gym and are not sure what to do? This is the class for you ! Small Group Fitness Coaching - a coaching intensive option One on One - whatever you need we will help you achieve it with all the personal attention you want. Spin may soon be availabe so let us know if you want it ! Check out Cassandra will be offering a free bootcamp class on Aug 27 at 6 pm, call email or text to let us know you are coming If you are returning after a summer break please get in touch and let us know what you want to do.

This page, clockwise from top left: Salmon samples for the judges during the Salmon Cook-off. Young Maya climbs on the fence to have a look at the horses. Joan Burdeniuk of Integris Credit Union hands out samples of her team’s salmon. Teepees dress up the lawn of the historic site. Pat Short cooks some salmon over the fire. Artist Pat Gauthier and some admirers enjoy the lakeside location. Gauthier was painting on site. Harold Prince sang some songs for the crown during the day. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier



Nechako Valley Community Services Society PO Box 1249 W. Victoria Street Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0 Office 250-567-9205 Fax 250-567-3939

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP SHAPE OUR FUTURE? LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nechako Valley Community Services Society (NVCSS) is currently seeking individuals to join its Board of Directors, with the opportunity to make an important contribution to the strategic direction and governance of the Society. THE ORGANIZATION NVCSS is a fully CARF International accredited agency having achieved the highest accreditation level possible. NVCSS is a vital and active non-profit agency that serves the communities of Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and Vanderhoof since 1977. NVCSS engages in supporting children, families and individuals including youth, adults, and seniors, in order to promote and support independence and confidence in managing their daily lives while respecting the culture and diversity of our communities. NVCSS is a legally constituted authority responsible to funders and the communities, for prudent oversight of the organization’s operations. The Board is responsible for articulating and safeguarding NVCSS’ culture, values, mission, and operating principles. It supervises the role of the Executive Director. EXPERIENCE . A resident of the communities we serve (Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, and Vanderhoof). . Team player with personal impact and superior communication skills, able to work effectively with a broadly based peer group and represent the NVCSS effectively externally . Expressions of interest from under presented sectors are especially encouraged to apply: Business Administration Background Political Advocacy Communication and Advertising Law Enforcement First Nations Expertise Municipal Expertise Fraser Lake Area Residents Candidates must be prepared to devote adequate time, work in a team environment and share a passion for delivering excellence in community services to Nechako Valley Communities. Familiarity with a nonprofit organization is an asset. There are monthly board meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Further, there are opportunities to offer support throughout the year. The Board attends the Annual General Meeting in September and one or two training sessions per year. HOW TO APPLY Candidates are encouraged to submit letters of interest along with a current resume of education, occupational, volunteer and other relevant experience, and references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate). The Board President of NVCSS, assisted by a committee, will evaluate submissions and conduct interview with suitable candidates. Via email: Mail:

Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director Nechako Valley Community Services Society Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity or have questions, please contact Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director at 250-567-9205.

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This page clockwise from top: 1) Pat Gauthier painting on site during Caledonia Days. 2) The winners of the Salmon Cook-off, Nu Yiz Nabobs, receiving their trophy from April Hilland, product development officer for the Fort St. James National Historic Site. 3) Some of the crafts ON on display. 4) A young park patron enjoys THE a freezie on a hot summer day while taking in the Caledonia Days events. 5) Patrons to the Caledonia Days activities on August 3 Murray Ridge Ski Area, Fort St. James, BC walk the boardwalk. Visitors enjoyed some presented by: beautiful hot weather during the Caledonia the Music on the Mountain Society Days festivities.


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AUG 23-25, 2013

. 20+ Musical Acts . Workshops . Vendor Marketplace . Kids Activities

OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Across from the Petrocan Station)

SUNDAY LITURGY: Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am DAILY MASS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am PASTORAL TEAM: FATHER FRANK SALMON 250-996-8343 SR. PAT MACAULAY, SR. DIVINA PEDRO



TICKETS: FULL WEEKEND PASSES Early Bird $60 Until July 31 - Then Full Price $80 Group Rates Available

GATE PRICES: Friday Only $30 Saturday Only $40 Sunday Only $20 FREE CAMPING

Tickets Available At: Soup Wallah, Rupi’s Salon, Ft. St. James District, Earthen Ware, Books & Co., Quesnel Music, IMA in Wells


MoM is grateful for the generous support of these communty partners:

MoM is a family-friendly festival, please be respectful of those around you. Please plan to pack out what you pack in. Artists are subject to change without notice. or call: 250-996-7059 A7

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RCMP report On August 1 at 3 a.m., a resident at Tache complained of a male threatening them at Tache. The man allegedly threatened to hit another man with a wrench after he had lost a fight. The suspect was arrested and has a court date for October 22 for charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats. August 1 at 9:50 p.m., a resident of Sampson Road called RCMP to report two men inside a house fighting. Both men were reportedly intoxicated at the time. RCMP attended and while no one at the scene was cooperative, police were able to identify the combatants and one male was arrested because he was reportedly so intoxicated he could not care for himself. He was later released without charges as no one at the gathering wanted to cooperate with police to pursue charges. On August 2 at 2:17 a.m., a mother reported an alleged assault of her daughter by another female. The two women had been at a party on Lower Road on the Nak’azdli beach and got in an argument. The woman’s daughter had a lump on her head, a swollen cheek and was bleeding from her nose as a result of the alleged fight. The members were not able to locate the suspect but are still investigating the incident with respect to pending charges of assault and will be interviewing witnesses. On August 3 at 12:19 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of an assault at a residence on Fourth Avenue. The complainant said a friend was assaulted by her boyfriend. RCMP interviewed the victim, who reported her boyfriend allegedly punched her and bit her several times. The male was located and arrested and remanded into custody. The suspect was charged with assault causing bodily harm. On August 3 at 9:27 p.m., RCMP had a report of a vehicle being operated dangerously on Stuart Drive near the park and townhouses. A grey 2002 Chevrolet pickup driven by a male was reportedly swerving towards three people walking, one of whom was his girlfriend. RCMP located the driver of the truck, who was reportedly intoxicated. The girlfriend did not cooperate with RCMP but witnesses of the incident did talk to police. The man was released on a promise to appear in court on November 19 for charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. On August 3 a woman called RCMP to an

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incident outside the Fort Forum arena. A large wedding party was taking place at the arena and the woman reported two guests were fighting outside. A man allegedly threw his wife to the ground during the incident. The man was located and arrested for assault and later released on a promise to appear in court in November. The couples’ children were also reportedly witnesses to the incident and so the Ministry of Children and Families was also notified. On August 3 at 11:20 p.m., a mother called RCMP to report her son was assaulting his girlfriend. Members attended and located the couple. The female was highly intoxicated and another female witness said the male punched the female in the face and she fell to the ground. While the couple did not cooperate with police, the male has a court date for October 8. The pair were also guests of the wedding party in the Fort Forum arena. On August 4 at 10:40 a.m., a man called RCMP to report at 4 a.m. the same morning, he had woken up find a male in his residence. The man had allegedly entered through an unlocked patio door. The resident escorted the man out of his home and described the visitor to RCMP who then located the suspect. The suspect said he had permission to be there by the sleeping man’s roommate, who was away camping in a remote area. RCMP are still investigating the incident as a possible break and enter and will question the roommate upon his return. On August 4 at 8:11 p.m. RCMP received an anonymous complaint of a intoxicated driver in a white Fort pickup tailgating and swerving on the road. The pickup was then located outside the Saint James restaurant and the complainant had reportedly confronted the driver, after which the driver walked over to a park bench in downtown, sat down and dropped his keys. The man was transported back to the detachment and breath samples taken from the alleged driver were .330 and .320. The man was held in cells until he was able to care for himself. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 22 to face possible charges of care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired and impaired driving.

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Vanderhoof conservative running for leadership position Dan Brooks, who ran for the MLA seat for the Nechako Lakes riding finishing third, announced that he will seek leadership of the B.C. Conservatives for this fall. “I feel like this province needs the Conservatives,” he said. “We need a Conservative party that moves government towards fiscal responsibility. Without that, I think we’re doomed to lean left and go towards socialism.” The Conservatives took a significant part in the last B.C. election for the first time in a generation even though they won no seats. “Even though we didn’t win the election, or even a seat, I feel like the Conservatives actually had a very large role to play in the outcome of that election in regards to what platform was on the table.” Brooks said that because of the strength of the Conservative campaign the Liberals made a huge swing to the right in order to counter them, thus the “debt-free B.C.” platform. Brooks says that’s a mostly Conservative concept not a Liberal one. “So we pulled B.C. politics to the right and that’s a good thing for B.C., from a Conservative perspective of course.” Brooks said that he disagrees with any pundits who might say that Conservatives should just get out of B.C. and there should just be Liberals and NDP.

“If it is just the Liberals and the NDP, then it becomes NDP and NDP light,” Brooks said. “I don’t think that’s healthy for a political system.” Brooks is very against the whip system of government, he said that it’s a huge problem for the Conservatives and admits that the federal government has made a few mistakes by maintaining their stance on it. The whip system means that each member of a party has to vote and agree with the party stance on any issue. If a member of a political party disagrees with party policy then there are certain punishments that member can face. Brooks wants to govern with a constituents first policy. “The Liberals and the NDP are incapable of doing that because they govern by the whip system. And so long as you have whip it’s not constituents first it’s government first.” So instead of going to MLAs and dictating that they must vote yes on legislation Brooks wants to ask MLAs what their constituents think of legislation, whether it’s good for them or not. “Leadership by consensus,” Brooks said. “It’s up to the 60 or so candidates left behind to decide where to take the party. Brooks’ family owns Crystal Lake resort and he is a guide and outfitter with a degree in Greek-Roman History.

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Community Events are free of charge as they are sponsored by the Caledonia Courier COMING EVENTS... Will appear as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only. This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for nonprofit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to or by fax: 567-2070. Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at #111-250 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James. Decision of the publisher is final. *** UNTOLD seeks contributions from nonFirst Nations students and staff who experienced Catholic residential or day schools abuse in Northern BC. For more info email *** FIREwEED STOppING ThE VIOLENCE & OUTREACh SERVICE For those who believe all is possible!...Provides free Confidential, Safe, and Supportive counselling and outreach services for women. Hours of Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. Location: Room 203, 349 Stuart Drive, Fort St James, BC Phone: (250) 9961214 Fax: (250) 996-7647 Email: *** ST pATRICk’S ANGLICAN ChURCh... hosts a free lunch every Tuesday from 11.00am - 1.00pm. All are welcome. This lunch is made possible through the generous giving of time and resources,by many people in the region, including Sylvia Isaac, The Roman Catholic Church, Camp Living Water, and many other individuals.We wish to thank all those who contribute their labour to this program as well as those who provide food and other necessities. We also run a small food bank on Tuesday morning,

and are very thankful for all who contribute to this endeavor. For further information please call Gwen Andrews 567-6744. *** SERVICE TIMES... at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Fort St James, will be 10:30 am every Sunday. Free lunch every Tues between 11-1pm with music and Prayer. Please come and join us. *** FIREwEED CLOThES DRIVE...The Fireweed Safe Haven is doing a winter clothes drive. We are looking for jackets, boots, snow pants, mitts, hats, scarves, fleeces, etc, for men, women and children. The items will then be given to families in the community that need them. If you do not have anything at home that you can part with but still wish to contribute, you can purchase mitts, socks, or thermal underwear. Please drop items off at the Fireweed Safe Haven. For more information please contact Talia at (250) 9968081. Every little bit helps. *** AUxILIARy TO STUART LAkE hOSpITAL... Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday each month. Hospital Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. *** FORT ST. JAMES pUBLIC LIBRARy hOURS... Tuesday 11:30-8:00 Wednesday 11:30-4:30 Thursday 11:30-4:30 Friday 11:30-8:00 Saturday 11:00-3:00 *** NEChAkO VALLEy COMMUNITy SERVICES SOCIETy...Child and Youth Mental Health and Counseling Services available at no cost. Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 996-7645 for appointment. *** FORT TRAp AND hANDGUN CLUB... meets last Sunday of every month. Contact (Sue) at 250-9967728 (h) for more information.

*** FORT ST. JAMES SEARCh & RESCUE... steering committee meetings first Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. above the Fort St. James Firehall. Training is the third Tuesday of every month at the Firehall at 7 p.m. New members welcome. *** MUSIC MAkERS...New members always WELCOME. Not everyone has to be on stage, there is lots of work behind the scenes. Call Rosemary Allan at 250-996-8997 for more info. *** ThE ThRIFT STORE...has a new name! “The Bargain Basement”. We are still at the same location, across from Shoppers Food Mart. Donations of clean clothing and small housewares are greatly appreciated. Please, no books or magazines. Proceeds are used for community needs. Open Wed-Sat, 12 noon to 4pm. *** SERVICE pUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT...If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at: 1-800-670-2247. *** ALCOhOLICS ANONyMOUS... Every Thursday, 8 p.m. at the United Church Hall on 2nd Avenue. Contact 996-8290. *** FIREwEED SAFE hAVEN...a safe place for women and their children leaving violence or abuse. 24 hour access - please call 9968000. *** FORT ST. JAMES pARENT ADVISORy...3rd Tuesday every month 7 p.m. at High School. *** DROp IN AT ThE LEGION... for fun darts. No charge. Every Saturday 2:30 p.m.

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Youth get involved Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier

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officer for the District, said the workshops were successful in creYouth engagement is imating conversation with proving in Fort St. James. youth. At least this is the impres“It’s very exciting,” sion being given after the she said, after explainsecond set of youth engageing the improvement in ment workshops put on by engagement which had Peer Net B.C. taken place since the Facilitators Iris Yong first workshops. Pearson and Lydia Luk Since the initial helped put on workshops last workshops, youth have year around youth engagebecome more involved ment and group facilitation in a number of aspects and returned again recently. of the community, with The youth were given a youth on the boards of workshop training them in area groups such as the group facilitation and then Music on the Mountain community leaders came in Society and the Comfor a workshop which was Youth taking part in a youthengagement workshop discuss some of the munity Hall Commitled by the youth. topics frm last year which came up in a brainstorming exercise with one tee. Members of the District of the workshop facilitators. The philosophy beRuth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier hind Peer Net is becomof Fort St. James council and Nak’azdli Band council both ing more inclusive of munity leaders areas youth felt safe and participated. everyone and connectThe workshops included discussions on comfortable and areas where there was room ing people. where youth engagement was at in Fort St. for improvement as well as where resources Luk and Pearson both travel to differJames, with last year the youth giving the for youth are and what resources may be ent communities in the province to provide community a rating at the bottom of the en- lacking. workshops including Williams Lake, Bella “We’re hoping that this will drum up Coola and Port Alberni this year. gagement scale and community leaders givideas and issues,” said Pearson. She hopes ing themselves a rating at the top. The pair said they are service providers This year, the ratings were more moder- the youth then can bring these forward to the who tailor their workshops to the commuleaders and create some action planning so nity’s needs. ate, meeting in the middle. The workshops also looked at creating a people can work together to move forward. “There’s no cookie-cutter approach,” said Emily Colombo, economic development Pearson. map of the community which showed com-

Marijuana possession cases still account for 60 per cent of drug violation reports to police in B.C., but the number of cases declined 10 per cent in 2012, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. There were 25,432 police-reported incidents of drug offences in B.C. last year, a 7.4 per cent decline from 2011. Marijuana trafficking cases declined more than 20 per cent to 1,006 incidents, and importation and exportation of marijuana declined by 40 per cent. Marijuana growing cases declined 4.6 per cent, following a 28.6 per cent drop in 2011. Heroin possession cases jumped more than 30 per cent to 500, and heroin trafficking cases rose 37 per cent to 224 incidents in 2012. There were 653 reported cases of possession of methamphetamine (crystal meth), a 20 per cent increase over 2011, and 110 per cent more than 2009. The decline in B.C. marijuana cases comes as licensed medical marijuana production increases across North America. Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize sale to adults last year. In July, Elections BC gave approval in principle for a petition drive aimed at decriminalizing marijuana possession in B.C. Marijuana activist Dana Larsen has formed a group called Sensible B.C., aimed at forcing a change to B.C. law that would prevent police resources from being used against simple possession of marijuana. Sensible B.C. is using the same voter initiative system that forced the repeal of the harmonized sales tax in B.C. The group will have 90 days starting Sept. 9 to collect signatures from 10 per cent of registered provincial voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. If that target is met, a province-wide vote would be held on the proposed law. Individuals and groups have until Aug. 12 to register with Elections BC to oppose the initiative by advertising and collecting signatures against the initiative.


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LE MINISTÈRE de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en ColombieBritannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. -fra.htm

The Mount Milligan copper - gold mine is located 155 km northwest of Prince George and mid - way between the communities of Fort St. James & Mackenzie. The state-of-the-art processing plant will be built around a 40-foot Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill – one of only six mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America.

WORK SCHEDULE: The schedule for this position will be 7 days on and 7 days off, 12 hours per day. While on rotation, dry camp facilities are provided. This position will be required to work inside the Mill and Crushing facilities or in the field as required. This position offers a Competitive Salary & Benefits Package, in line with qualifications and experience. Please reply with resume to: MARINE ENGINEERING Officers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. -eng.htm.

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Trucks & Vans FOR Sale: 95 Chev 2WD PU std green & 97 Chev 4WD std crewcab white & 98 GMC 2WD auto flatdeck white. View at public works Fort St. James M-F 7am-3pm. Sealed offers to municipal office by Aug 21 3pm. Vehicles sold as is, where is. Must be removed by Aug 28. Dave 250-996-1472.

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NECHAKO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY Administrative Assistant JOB POSTING # 2013 – 85 Fort St. James, Part-Time Permanent JOB SUMMARY Provides a variety of administrative, secretarial, clerical and receptionist duties in an office; prepares correspondence and other documents, operates a multiline phone, maintains filing system and produces reports from a variety of information sources and databases. DEPARTMENT LOCATION NVCSS Fort St. James Office O Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent; Post-Secondary business or Administrative Assistant Certificate O Reporting Skills, Administrative Writing Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information, Professionalism, Problem Solving, Supply Management, Inventory Control, Verbal Communication O A Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence, Clean Drivers Abstract and a Satisfactory Criminal Record Check will be requested from the applicant SALARY Community Living Services Collective Agreement Grid 10 - $15.93 - $18.54 HOURS OF WORK Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM POSTING DATE July 28, 2013 CLOSING DATE August 23, 2013 START DATE As Soon as Possible This position is open to female and male applicant and requires Union membership. Please apply for this job only in the manner specified by the employer. Failure to do so may result in your application not being properly considered for the position.


Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualifications for the position and include the job positing number: Via email: Fax 250-567-3939 Mail: Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director Nechako Valley Community Services Society Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC VOJ 3A0 Nechako Valley Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We thank all our applicants, however, only those invited to an interview will be contacted.

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CLOSE TO SCHOOLS AND ALL AMENITIES. Secluded and on their own private street backing onto Nahounli Creek. First home has 1,736 sq. ft., three bedroom, 2 full baths, with air conditioning and wood burning stove. Second home has 2,300 sq. ft. of living space, four bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, bonus room and 540 sq. ft. attached garage. Features air conditioning and natural gas fireplace. Smaller of the two homes is priced to sell at: $249,800, and the second is listed for $329,000.

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Smoke in the air Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Fire activity in the area continued last week after lightning moved through the region’s dry forest fuels. The Peta Mountain Fire is located 20 kilometre north of the north shore of Fraser Lake and was easily visible from Fort St. James with smoke pushing towards the Fort St. James community. As of August 8, the fire was 25 per cent machine guarded, with an incident management team overseeing the fire. There were 68 personnel on the fire supported by five helicopters and 17 pieces of heavy machinery. The fire size was downgraded to an estimate of around 250 hectares and fire activity as of Friday was quieter, with slightly cooler temperatures helping out. The Duncan Creek Forest Service Road was closed to public traffic as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire was still under investigation as of last week, and a small group of structures was lost in the initial days of the fire, but no other structures were at risk as of August 8.

A fire near Stony Lake, southeast of Prince George, was estimated at 30 hectares and was being monitored but not actioned due to steep, inaccessible terrain and low timber values. Another small fire, only estimated between 0.8 and 2 hectares, was reported on August 3 near Witch Lake about 100 kilometres north of Fort St. James on the North Road. The fire was called out after it was actioned by an initial attack crew and nine unit crew firefighters from Seton Lake. The crew stopped in at Cottonwood Beach to wash some fire gear on their way through town and attracted notice from some locals as they had obviously been working a fire in the area. As of August 8, there were 17 active fires in the Prince George Fire Centre area and an open fire ban was in place. An open fire ban does not prohibit the use of campfires less than half a metre in diameter and half a meter in height. A fire guard free of any flammable material should be maintained around the fire and must have a shovel or other tool and water on hand. The fire must be completely extinguished before leaving the area, as any human-caused fires divert critical resources from lightning-caused fires. To report a wildfire, call 1-800663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

TOP: The column of the Peta Mountain Fire visible from Cottonwood Park on August 5. Bottom: An air tanker lays down lines of fire retardent to try and slow the advance of the fire in order for fire crews to be able to action the fire on the ground. Top photo Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier Bottom Photo Courtesy of the Ministry of Forests Wildfire Management Branch

B.C. liquor laws get another look Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA – A glass of wine at the spa? A craft beer at the farmer’s market? Can B.C. survive the next wave of modernization of its archaic liquor laws? These suggestions are part of a review of liquor policy promised by the B.C. government in its February throne speech and rolled out Wednesday. Richmond MLA John Yap has been assigned to examine regulations that unnecessarily restrict business, making recommendations to the provincial cabinet by November. One proposal is allowing under-aged children to have lunch at a pub with their parents during the day, as they can do in a licensed restaurant. As well as considering licences for farm markets

and spas, the review is to look at why a restaurant, and removing restrictions it takes up to a year to issue a liquor on buying wine from another province licence to a business. for personal use. B.C. has yet to conLetters are going out to 10,000 li- vince Ontario and other provinces to lift cence holders and rural liquor agency their protectionist wine rules. stores looking for feedback, and a webOn the enforcement side, last year site for public comments is to be added B.C. increased its fine to $575 for bootin September. legging liquor to people under 19. Two Don’t expect a price break, however. years ago, legislation allowed liquor inThe terms of the review include ensuring that the $1 billion annual government revenue from liquor sales and sales tax is maintained or inWants You! creased. The review will not What is your Interest? look at privatization of liquor distribution, a controversial ❚ Do you have a passion to write, suggestion the government cover sports, photography? backed away from last year. Recent reforms in B.C. ❚ Are you a student, retired? have included allowing peoInterested in English/Journalism? ple to bring their own wine to ❚ We are looking for LOCAL writers,

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spectors to employ minors to test liquor outlets’ willingness to check identification and refuse service. A University of Victoria study released Wednesday called for B.C. to impose a minimum drink price of $1.50 on licensed establishments and charge higher prices for drinks with more alcohol, to discourage over-consumption.

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Caledonia Courier, August 14, 2013  
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August 14, 2013 edition of the Caledonia Courier