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LAKES DISTRICT NEWS

Regional district gets little info from fire centre

Marijuana movement If you haven’t heard of the Sensible Policing Act, you might want to give it some attention in case you’re called upon to vote in a potential 2014 province-wide referendum.

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Burns Lake rally

Communication breakdown with VanJam fire zone

Approximately 150 people gathered in Burns Lake on Aug. 17 for an afternoon rally. Titled, ‘1000 drums rally: Burns Lake Ground Zero’, the gathering was a show of opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project to transport diluted bitumen from northern Albert to Kitimat.

WALTER STRONG The recent 250 hectare Peta Mountain fire north of Fraser Lake was effectively handled by Wildfire Management Branch (WMB) personnel, but communication with the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) was another story altogether, RDBN staff report. The WMB operates in distinct zones of service. The RDBN straddles two fire zones, the Nadina fire zone (Nadina) and the Vanderhoof/Fort St. James fire zone (VanJam). Nadina is part of the larger Northwest fire centre while VanJam is part of the Prince George fire centre. On Aug. 5, a Fraser Lake area home was destroyed in the Peta Mountain fire. “No one [had] contacted RDBN staff or Emergency Service B.C. to say there’s a home at risk,” said Deborah Jones-Middleton, RDBN protective services manager. “I found out about it from the Nadina fire centre, not VanJam.” Staff at the RDBN scrambled to locate the family later and provide emergency services. The RDBN is mandated under the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulations to contact and co-ordinate emergency services for victims in disaster situations. ...see FIRE CENTRES ▼ P2

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One of clan carvings representing four traditional First Nation clans in the Burns Lake area. Pictured here is a Beaver clan carving. Carvings representing the Caribou, Bear, and Frog clans are located along the downtown core. Ben Gerow crafted the monuments out of red cedar. He also carved the totem poles at the recently built Wet’suwet’en Health Centre and the Sasquatch out front of the Rainbow Gas Bar in Burns Lake. WALTER STRONG PHOTO

Aug. 5. EMBC was not available for comment by press time. Wildfires of note are posted on the WMB website, but RDBN protective services - primarily responsible for a range of emergency services throughout the district - wants a more active approach to being informed. “We’ve addressed the issue with [WMB Director] Ian Meier,” Chapman reported to the board. “He’s been unavailable to sit down with the RDBN, despite repeated efforts. Dur-

ing [a] meeting earlier this year, he indicated to Deborah [Jones-Middleton] very clearly that they would not develop a communications protocol specifically for us to address this issue.” In light of these frustrations, the RDBN passed a motion to raise the issue of communication with the WMB at an upcoming meeting with the minister of forest, lands and natural resource operations at the next Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting in September 2013. Director Meier was

The official RCMP search effort for Prince George resident Brett Smith, the boater presumed drowned on Takysie Lake, was called off on Aug. 12, 2013, according to a press release. Family members remain on the scene to continue their own search effort. A large search and rescue operation was instigated following a report from family members that Smith had failed to check in at an expected interval. RCMP report that

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a boat and belongings identifiable as Smith’s - including a personal flotation device - were found abandoned on the north shore of the lake with no sign of Smith. A extensive search including search and rescue units from, Houston, Smithers, Fort St. James, Prince George, Terrace, and Burns Lake, was unable to find Smith. The search included a side sonar unit, police dogs and an aerial helicopter. Because there were no witnesses to confirm that Smith entered the

water, the search was extended to include ground in the area. A cadaver dog search team from Alberta arrived for three days. An unconfirmed report said that the cadaver dogs scented gases and Terrace search and rescue were bringing in a camera and were on route to Takysie Lakeas of Monday. There is an account at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union - Lakes District branch for anyone wanting to donate money to help the family.

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Threat to property was reported “Essentially, we’re not getting information unless we’re seeking it,” Jones-Middleton said. “We have to guess at where there might be a fire and search it out. Unless someone calls us and asks us about it, we have no idea what’s going on.” Gail Chapman, RDBN chief administrative officer, reported the local Nadina fire centre to be excellent about keeping the RDBN in the loop regarding fires. Frustration with VanJam communications was palpable during the Aug. 16, 2013 RDBN forestry committee meeting. “I struggle to see how we can have an organization as vast as the WMB,” said RDBN Chair Bill Miller, “that doesn’t have the capacity to deal with other organizations that have equal, or even greater responsibility to constituents’ life, limb and asset protection.” The issue is not a new one for the RDBN. Jones-Middleton said, “We’ve been working on this [a communication protocol] since 2010. We just want simple updates, and they’re not even

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If you haven’t heard of the Sensible Policing Act, you might want to give it some attention in case you’re called upon to vote in a potential 2014 province-wide referendum. The act would do two things. First, it would decriminalize simple marijuana possession in the province through an amendment to the B.C. Police Act that would direct police forces to cease dedicating resources in the pursuit of simple cannabis possession charges. Second, it would call o n

the federal government to either repeal cannabis prohibition through the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or to give B.C. an exemption so the province could legally tax and regulate cannabis in a similar way to alcohol and tobacco. Getting to a 2014 referendum is a grassroots effort spearheaded by Vancouver’s Dana Larsen. He is the former editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, a founding director of the Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, and a director of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. He is also leading the Sensible B.C. campaign for marijuana reform. Sensible B.C. is currently registering volunteers throughout the province to act as canvassers for a Sept. 9, 2013 signature collection blitz. In order to force a 2014 referendum ballot, Sensible B.C. must collect 10 per cent o f

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registered voters in every one of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts within a 90 day period. Larsen stopped in Burns Lake on Aug. 12, 2013 to meet with the first Lakes District area volunteer canvassers. Three Southside residents, Brian Hiltz, Savannah Pelletier, and Dawn Koeslag signed up to canvas the area for the 10 per cent of signatures needed in the electoral district. “We’ve been pre-registering people,” said Larsen during his stop in Burns Lake. “We take the names, address and telephone number of people who pledge to sign the [Sept. 9] petition so that we can contact them when the time comes and direct them to a place to sign the petition.” The locations for the Sept. 9 petition are yet to be determined for the Burns Lake area, although Larsen said that he doesn’t anticipate any difficulty finding friendly locations in Burns Lake. “Overall, 70 per cent of B.C.’ers support the sensible policing act,” Larsen explained. “There was a majority among every demographic group we could find, including 57 per cent self-described conservative party voters who support the sensible policing act decriminalizing the possession of marijuana.” Impetus to reform laws surround cannabis possession in B.C. isn’t just about pot smokers looking for more freedom to light up, according to Larsen. It’s about freeing up police resources to face more serious ...see MARIJUANA

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“Well you know there should be no law on people that want to smoke a little dope.” Blues legend Muddy Waters sang those words more than 30 years ago, but the dream of smoking pot without the smokeand-dagger routine that surrounds it today seems to be making real headway. An attempt to demonize marijuana today would be received as a comical farce, but we do still (at least potentially) lock people up and give them permanent criminal records for carrying a joint in their pocket. Should we do this? The dangers of marijuana don’t seem so great that we need to prohibit it beyond the controls already in place on tobacco and alcohol. Could police and court resources be better spent in other ways? For example, I’d feel more safe by increased highway sobriety checks than more busts of kids carrying joints. Of course, you have the right to view the matter in a completely different light. Whereever you stand on the issue, there’s an opportunity coming up for everyone of us to have our voices heard. The proposed referendum on cannabis law reform - the Sensible Policing Act - would allow B.C.’rs to voice their opinion in a binding way. How often do we get to do that? How often do we get to participate democratically on an issue in such a direct and immediate fashion? Nobody’s saying everything should be decided by referendum, but some issues seem to escape the ability of elected leaders to look beyond their four-year noses and take action. Does anyone know anyone who actually doesn’t smoke pot because it’s illegal? I doubt it. Anybody that wants to smoke is smoking already, and people that don’t smoke are people who simply don’t want to. Decriminalizing simple possession, it seems to me, wouldn’t make any difference in the day-to-day lives of illegal cannabis users or non-users. I can legally buy cigarettes now, and I don’t. Decriminalizing cannabis possession won’t change my habits. Regarding the upcoming campaign to collect enough signatures to force a referendum, I’m on board with that. Sign me up. I won’t light up with you to celebrate the arrival of a referendum, but I’ll be glad to see the opportunity for some direct democracy. The laws surrounding cannabis possession have been mishandled for so long, it might be difficult to imagine what things should, or could, look like. What can’t be allowed to persist is a situation where enforcement of the law is left to the discretion of police forces, or worse, individual officers. It’s not fair to ask individual officers to exercise judgement in something that can have such far-reaching consequences as a permanent criminal record. It’s also not fair for citizens to have laws enforced in different ways across different regions. Will the authorities in Smithers turn a blind eye to simple possession, but down the road in Vanderhoof they’ll bust you? This is just an example, but my point is, the law shouldn’t be enforced based on the region you live in, and that appears to be the way cannabis laws are enforced today. A criminal record can make a mess of your life. Maybe it’s time the province finally faced the issue head-on and let the people speak. On Sept. 9, I’ll be voting to bring that opportunity to pass.

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Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk has offered some advice for students heading for post-secondary education this fall. In a commentary sent to B.C. newspapers, Virk reminded students that his task “is to ensure post-secondary students obtain the experience and qualifications needed to put a pay cheque in their back pocket.” B.C. is forecast to have one million jobs to fill by 2020, through a combination of retirements and economic growth. More than 40 per cent of them will require trades and technical training, and for students, likely a move north. “My advice to students is to look at where the jobs are based and tailor their education and training to match,” Virk wrote. “Our population is concentrated in the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island, but as a resource-based economy, many directly and indirectly related jobs are located elsewhere.” That’s not the only blunt message for students deciding on a career. While defending his ministry’s spending plans in the recent legislature session, Virk described some of the problems that are entrenched. Parents, particularly in immigrant communities, push their children towards medicine, law, dentistry or engineering, he noted. Students themselves gravitate toward areas that are familiar to them, such as teaching. B.C. universities graduated 2,000 new teachers last year. Another 850 arrived from out of province and were licensed to teach in B.C. During the same year, the B.C. school system hired 800 teachers. And many of those jobs were outside metropolitan areas. It’s been hammered into us by the B.C. government’s endless “jobs plan” advertising, and a similar campaign by Ottawa, that more students need to focus on trades and resource industries. Virk acknowledges that his budget contains another $1 million for advertising, the same as last year, much of it to reinforce the need to fill skilled jobs. But he danced around the question of whether there will be spaces in technical programs. NDP critics say the waiting list for these kinds of programs at Kwantlen University and B.C. Institute of Technology are running between a year and three years. And they have frequently noted that advanced education spending is budgeted to decline by $42 million over the next three years. Virk said post-secondary institutions working with industry have produced 456 additional seats in high-demand programs for this year. It’s a start. In July, Premier Christy Clark joined the chorus of premiers protesting Ottawa’s plan to claw back $300 million in federal training money to provinces, for its new employer-driven Canada Jobs Grant. Clark and New Brunswick Premier David Alward were assigned to find an alternative to this drastic shift and report back in the fall. As usual, the NDP spent lots of time grilling Virk about student debt and the alleged need to reduce it. Ministry statistics show that about 30 per cent of students take out loans from the federal-provincial program, and the average is $20,000. One of the latest changes is a program of grants that go toward student debt as a reward for those who complete their chosen program. With 23,000 students collecting $41 million in grants, it might be working. For all the fuss about student debt, students pay only about a third of costs. The rest is on taxpayers, whether it produces any useful education or not. Virk is under instructions to review the student loan program “to find further improvements to meet students’ needs.” Given the magnitude of the gap between what skills our education system produces and what the economy needs, a larger shift in priorities is needed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Participants in the ‘1000 Drums Rally’ marched down Hwy. 16 on Aug. 18, 2013. Concerns included the upcoming Village Burns Lake council meeting where complaints against an anti-Enbridge sign will be considered.

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Approximately 150 people gathered in Burns Lake on Aug. 17 for an afternoon rally. Titled, ‘1000 drums rally: Burns Lake Ground Zero’, the gathering was a show of opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project to transport diluted bitumen from northern Albert to Kitimat. The rally was announced shortly after July 10, 2013, when Village of Burns Lake (VBL) resident and business owner Gwyndolyn Nicholas was informed that she would have to respond to two complaints that her “No to Enbridge” sign was offensive.

Spread the word to friends and friends; Sept. 9 is the time to get out there and sign your name Marijuana from t P3 issues, and putting an end to handing out permanent criminal records to young people for the possession of something statistically less harmful than alcohol or tobacco. “People know what is a crime is and what isn’t a crime,” Larsen said. “If alcohol were still illegal we’d see houses on fire from illegal alcohol production. We don’t see any of that because we have legally regulated control.” A recent fire and death in Houston has been associated with an illegal marijuana grow and processing operation. According to Sensible B.C., more than 3500 B.C. residents were charged with simple possession of marijuana in 2012, a rate close to double the rate of any other province. “The RCMP have a lot of discretion when it comes to charging for marijuana possession,” Larsen said. “[But] the RCMP have doubled the number of possession charges over the last six years. There’s not been a doubling of marijuana use in the last six years.” “They’re making it a higher priority,” Larsen explained. “And they absolutely have the power to go the other way.” If this September’s signature collection goes well, Sensible B.C. will have brought the province one step closer to making discretionary enforcement a thing of the past. “This is non-partisan, non-political,” Larsen said. “This is something we can work on together as an issue. “We’re just hoping that local people will talk to their friends and family, and spread the word that Sept. 9 is the time to get out there.”

The sign went up on the side of the prominent sidewall of her business and is very visible to east bound traffic through Burns Lake. As an active member of the Lakes District Clean Water Coalition (LDCWC), Nicholas said that the sign reflected her own concerns, as well as those of many area residents regarding the proximity of the proposed pipeline to Burns Lake. Within the Burns Lake area, the pipeline would be serviced by a pumping station north of Boer Mountain and would cross under the narrows between Burns Lake and Decker Lake. Intense, and sometimes misinformed, scrutiny was levelled on Burns Lake for about a week after a Facebook post made by Vancouver’s Dogwood Institute drew a page view count that reached close to 170,000 views in less than 48 hours. Burns Lake village council is neutral on Enbridge, at least until the federal Joint Review Panel (JRP) into the Enbridge proposal ...see RALLY t P6 School DiStrict No. 91 (Nechako lakes)

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march through town that included a symbolic stop in front of the ‘No to Enbridge’ sign that served to provoke so much pent-up energy, and a stop in front of VBL offices, where village council will vote on the offensiveness of the sign this Tuesday during a regularly scheduled council meeting. In the already-released agenda, VBL staff have recommended to council that the sign permit application for Nicholas’ sign be approved, despite the two complaints against it. Village council is scheduled to discuss and vote on the recommendation on Aug. 20, 2013.

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reaches its final recommendation early in 2014. Many Enbridge critics are not satisfied that the JRP currently has the authority to meaningfully oppose the project. One of the most prominent critics of the JRP, as it exists today, is SkeenaBulkely Valley Member of Parliament, Nathan Cullen. In comments read during the rally on his behalf by Burns Lake resident and LDCWC activist, John Phair, Cullen said, “The company has spilled over 800 times since 1999, and has never been honest with us about the risks of this project. We know from hard evidence and the track record that Enbridge doesn’t learn its lessons, and doesn’t deserve our trust.” Preliminary pipeline field work slated for this fall in the Burns Lake area does not sit well with the hereditary Chiefs of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en (OW), whose traditional territories include the Burns Lake area. John Ridsdale - hereditary chief Na’Moks - attended the rally and reaffirmed the OW’s recent formal rejection of not only the Enbridge proposal, but all proposed pipeline projects through Wet’suwet’en traditional territory. Locally, despite what appears to be strong support among First Nation citizens against the Enbridge proposal, some in elected band leadership positions are perceived to be complicit through their silence on the issue. In particular, the Burns Lake Band (BLB) is divided by those band members who distrust their elected Chief Albert Gerow and counc. Dan George to represent their interests on Enbridge and other pipeline proposals. Burns Lake Band’s second elected councilor, Ron Charlie, spoke during the rally. Charlie stands with health care experience abroad the hereditary chiefs - and many members of the Allie Dickson of Burns Lake, second from right, spent six weeks in Kisumu, Kenya, this summer as BLB - in their opposition to Enbridge. part of the Harvard Summer School Program. She helped screen and treat malnourished children For Charlie, attempts at neutrality on the Enduring her stay. A fourth-year student in health and sciences studies at the University of Northern bridge question are unacceptable. British Columbia (UNBC), Dickson is considering entering the Northern Medical Program at UNBC. “We have a responsibility as fathers and mothers “It was truly an unforgettable experience,” Dickson said. ““If I become a doctor in Northern B.C., this to stand up for our kids’ future,” Charlie said. Submitted photo experience will be very valuable in informing the way I deal with health issues.” The rally in Spirit Square ended with a roundtrip

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Here we go again with another week coming up. Seems the older I get the faster the weeks seem to come along. Maybe I just imagine it, could be you know. We seem to be getting our share of dry hot weather, we sure need rain. Folks are watering their gardens big time. It’s been good haying weather and also a good crop. Lots of wild berries as I mentioned last week. Great visit What a surprise last week to have my very old friend Keith Greene drop in, what a visit, it had been so long since I had seen him. They left

here in 1969, now over 40 years ago. Lots of water under the bridge since then. Keith ranched west of the landing and ran his cattle Francois Lake east, down as far as the Andersons. They seemed to have a lot of tough luck too. Keith damaged his leg and their home burnt down. Keith and his wife Loretta and family moved into our coffee shop until they could build again. The family have now split up and Keith lives in one of the south islands where he’s lived since leaving the military. In our two hour visit we turned back many years. I must say good busy years too. Church in the park Sunday last turned out to be a very pleasant day with a church service in the Spirit Square. It was a lovely service with singing and music and an excellent message. There was also a lunch served

after the service. Although I wore a big hat and dark glasses I got a bit too much hot sun. But later on in the day I got back to normal again. I guess I am not used the heat. The whole service was well worth a little extra sun. Warm water It’s been many years since folks have been able to swim in Francois Lake. Folks are really having a great time. It brings back so many wonderful memories. Many years ago there was a floating dock right at the landing, this was a great place to swim and dive off. Then low and behold our government decided to remove it, no reason. It was given away to some locals. There was no reason just to be difficult and show off their power. We may be getting another dock in the near future, let’s keep our fingers crossed. Back in the day

I’m going back many years now when our Marie was a little girl and I had picked up a steel grey gelding from some people close to Dawson Creek. His name was Smoky to match his colour. Smoky loved to swim and Marie would put on her bathing suit and ride Smoky out for a swim. She rode bareback and she would stick like glue to Smoky. She would ride out around the old ferry dock. Her mom Jo used to be scared Marie might slip off and drown. When they had gone swimming they would come up to the store and take Marie off and turn Smoky loose for another days swim. Not many horses like to swim, in fact he was the only one I had ever seen. There are a number of good swimming places along the lake but Nicholson Bay seems to most popular for everyone. Years ago there was a

lady staying in our cabin. She was from Prince Rupert. She asked if any person had ever swam the lake, I didn’t know so she said “I’ll give it a try.” The lake is two and a third miles across, quite a swim and very cold water. The lady got into her bathing suit and her husband and I got out the row boat with a coil of rope and a life jacket and off we went. She not only swam across but haft way back. She said something very interesting as she said there is a very strong current in the middle of the lake, in fact she said it was a bit scary. If you are in a boat you would not feel the current. This was interesting. Wasp & hornets It seems hornets and wasps have taken over. Lots of folks are getting stung. One of our girls at the landing tried to get into the garden but they were so bad she just could not get there. This is always the sign

of a dry spell. I well remember one year we were taking trail rides with horses and the wasps and hornets were so bad we had to stop. Just about as bad as the black flies. We had a nice little mare that was Marie’s and the flies just about ate her up until I noticed her standing alone and use was a mess. In between her front legs and her chest it was raw meat. I had to keep her in the barn after that. Clarence Snyder had some cows and calves on his lease on Tchesinkut Lake and he had some calves killed with black flies. That was a bad year for black flies as there were other cases of ranchers losing calves. Stormy weather Last week we sure had some bad storms with lightning and thunder. Some were so close that it shook the Tweedsmuir House. That was a bit too

close. We did get some rain but it’s very dry still. There was a bit of hail along with the rain. It’s nice to see our tourist centre busy with out of country tourists. Our Lakes District has so much to offer. We have everything to give. Our lakes can give so much as they are beautiful and now so easy to get into. The last holiday weekend proved that. Before I close off my news I would like to give a big thank you to Laura and all the staff at Lakes District News for helping me keep my view point going they are a great help. Hats off to all of you, you are great. Close with my usual take care, the life you save could be your own. Remember always God loves you and so do I. Just had an eye operation so I don’t look too good.


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The Francois Tchesinkut Lake Association (L) was given $5000 grant in aid from Regional District of Bulkely Nechako (RDBN), area E, Director Steve Freeman to purchase a new sound system, lawn mower and a storage addition to the Francois Lake Hall. Guy Epkens-Shaffer accepts $500 on behalf of the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association from RDBN Chair Bill Miller (area B), to help defray costs associated with hosting the Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival.

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.

Members of the Lakes District Fall Fair Association (L) accepted a cheque from the RDBN for $1000 in grant in aid money for a water extension to the camping area and heavy-horse barn. Bill Bueckert accepts a cheque for $65,494 in grant in aid funding from Freeman and Miller on behalf of the Island Gospel Fellowship Church.

An account has been set up at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union Lakes District branch to help the Brett Smith family from Prince George.

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Decker Lake Recreation Commission would like to thank the following for their support that enabled us to finish renovating our community hall. It wouldn’t have been possible without your generosity. northern Development Initiative Trust nechako kitimaat Development Fund Enabling access - hRS Development Canada new horizons For Seniors Comfor Management Lakes District Maintenance Burns Lake Community Foundation also thanks to Country homes for the outstanding job. an open house will be held in the future.

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(L-R) Kaia Andal’s solo dominance of Wilbur’s Wheelay; Ewan Hawes with trail support; Jarod Lalick smashes Charlotte’s Web; Ed Peters takes some practice step-ups on the four-cross track; young riders practices the four-cross CONTRIBUTED starting gates; half of team Charette on a scenic section of Dante’s inferno; Fraser Lakes’ Laurel Akehurst shreds Walter Strong photos Charlotte’s Web. Front page is downhill unicyclist Sep Shanks sticking a steep section. The Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association (BLMBA) hosted its

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Village Recreation would like to thank all volunteers for their contribution to summer programs: Dirk Hofer, Rachelle van Zanten, Charlie Bowerbank, Jeanette Froese, Bob Mills, Murphy Abraham, Liz Kemppainen, Allison Patch, Carla Lewis, Tanis Bjarnason, Jerry Seitz, Sheila Briar Village Recreation would like to thanks all the organizations that donated to summer 2013 programs: Tree to Tree Contracting, Free Growing Forestry, SunShine Inn, Starland Timber Mart, Remax, Burns Lake Auto, Lakes District News, Omineca Diamond Drilling, Pharmasave, Babine Forest Products, Decker Lake Forest Products, Sivert Andersen, Village Insurance, Flintstone Mining.  The participants of the 2013 programs had an amazing time and these summer programs would not be possible without the amazing dedication of volunteers and community support from local organizations. Please visit our Facebook page (faceboook.com/VillageRecreation) to view all the fun these participants had in Village Recreation programs.

Logan Wilson, Rec Coordinator

RENTAL SHACK WILL BE CLOSING AUGUST 24TH, 2013. This is the last week to rent equipment, visit us at Spirit Square and get out on the water, tennis courts, and skateboard park before you have to wait till next year. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: village@burnslake.ca www.burnslake.ca or Facebook /VillageRecreation.com

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

Tweedsmuir Recreation Commission 30th Annual Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby Aug. 30 -

33 Annual Terry Fox Run & Silent Auction Sept. 15 at the Francois Lake Hall.

Sept. 2 , 2013. Cash Prizes! For info call: 250-694-3658 or 250-694-3658.

For more info contact Tammy at 250-692-6195 or Carla at 250-692-7438.

sixth annual Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival Aug. 16-18 2013. The event drew participants from Prince George, Smithers, Telkwa, Ft. St. James, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Hazelton, Terrace, Kamloops, Calgary, Evansburg, Grand Prairie, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Sri Lanka, and, Burns Lake. Kid’s events This year’s Big Pig kicked off with the kid’s events on Friday night. A record 48 youth came out to test their skills. The youth had the option of entering in downhill, cross-country and pump track event. In the under-7 age group, Ethan Eskelin of Smithers took first in the downhill for the boars, and Sage McCabe of Kamloops for the sows. Toan Krauskopf of Smithers was top boar pump track rider, with local Ella Broadworth the top sow. In the 7-9 age group, Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers was the top boar downhill rider, and local Zoey Thom-Lucy top sow. Tye Peters of Ft. St. James was fastest boar downhill rider, and Esme Eskelin of Smithers the top sow. In the 10 to 12 year old category, the top sow in all events was Avril Thom-Lucy of Burns Lake. Connor Newberry of New Hazelton was the fastest boar in downhill, Trent Peters of Ft. St. James in pumptrack, and Jesse Hunter of Telkwa in the cross-country race. Downhill race (Charlotte’s Web = 3.8 km) In the boar category, cutlet winner for the second year in a row was Heiko Krause of Smithers (11:46), second local Cormick Turner (12:17), and third Damian Georgyev of Prince George (12:20). Junior tender first and second places went to locals Eli Gurtins (11:42) and Ricky Wainwright (12:25). Third place went to Ethan McLellan of Smithers (13:20). Senior tender winner was local Andre Dube with a time of 9:50, with Anders Person of Smithers taking second place (11:30). Lean boar winner – and overall fastest time in the boar category - was Jonathan Nutbrown of Calgary (9:21), second was local Derek Thompson (9:29) and Brendan Johansen of Prince George was third (9:33). In the Gristle category, local Dave Sandsmark was fastest (9:48), Peter Krause of Smithers took second with a time of 10:00, and Pat Dube of Burns Lake was third (10:05). The loan freezer burn competitor was Sep Shanks of Sri Lanka. Shanks was also the loan competitor to complete this downhill race on a unicycle – a Big Pig first. The junior tender sow winner was Breanna Robertson-Matthew of Smithers (14:25), followed by Rena Coyne of Whitehorse (14:39). The lean winner for the second year in row – and fastest sow time in this event - was Laurel Akehurst of Fraser Lake (10:42), followed by Helen Purslow of Terrace (11:46). The loan gristle sow contestant (and thus fastest time in this category) was local Patti Dube (13:11). 4-Cross Race The 4-cross race consists of 4 riders riding abreast, vying for the

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“best line” on a winding course consisting of table tops, step ups and berm turns. This year this event was once again an awesome spectator sport. This year’s fastest overall boar 4-cross rider was Glenn King of Prince George. The youngest age class winner was Damian Georgyev of Prince George, with Aiden Press and Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers tying for second. For the 11 and 12 year old boars, Trent Peters of Ft. St. James was first, followed by Heiko Krause of Smithers and local Cormick Turner. Local Andre Dube took first in the 14-17 year old boars, with Nathan Johnson of Ft. St. James second and local Eli Gurtins third. Prince George took all the senior tender winning positions: Willard Andal first, Glenn King second and Quinton Ginter third. Local Patti Dube took first for the sows in 4-cross, with Reena Coyne of Whitehorse taking second. Jump Jam The Jump Jam consists of riding a series of dirt jumps, where riders are judged on amplitude, style and difficulty. The cutlet winner for the second year in a row was Heiko Krause of Smithers, second Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers, and third Damian Georgyev of Prince George. The junior tender winner was Trent Peters and second to Nathan Johnson, both of Ft. St. James. The lean category was swept by Prince George riders: First place went to Elliot Andal, second Quinten Ginter, with Willard Andal and Glenn King tying for third place. The overall winner for the Jump Jam went to Elliot Andal. Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Inferno has been increasing in length 10 km each year, with this year’s course rounding out at 70 kms. Twenty-six riders took on the challenge of completing this course, with 15 riders completing the full 70 km. Overall fastest times for boar/sow on the 70 km were Jonathan Nutbrown with an amazing time of 3 hours 41 minutes, and local Susan Russell with a time of 6 hours 3 mins. Twins David and Robert Charette of Hazelton tied for first for the boar Jr. Tenders with a time of 4:55. In the lean boar division, Jonathan Nutbrown of Calgary took first place in a time of 3:41, followed by Michael Jordan of Prince George (4:38) and Lennard Pretorius of Kamloops (4:39). Nathan Blok clocked the fastest time in the Gristle category, completing the race in 4 hours 1 minute, with Kris Yip of Prince George second (4:09) and Peter Krause of Smithers third (4:16). Local Susan Russell was the only Gristle sow to complete the course. Wilbur’s Wheelay This was the second year for the Wilbur’s Wheelay, which can either be a team or solo event. This relay consists of completing as many laps of a 5 kilometer course as possible within 3 hours. 9 teams entered the event, with “Con Artists”, consisting of Rob Lok and Darha Phillpot of Yellowknife taking first place with 8 laps in a time of 2 hours 40 minutes. “Team Nutbrown” (Kris Cooper Nutbrown of Ft. St. James and Larry Nutbrown of Evansburg) took second (8 laps/2:54) and solo Kaia Andal of Prince George took third (8 laps/2:58).

Heritage Tent at the Fall Fair celebrating the Fall Fair’s 70th Anniversary and the Village of Burns Lake’s 90th Anniversary Sept. 7 from 2:00-5:00 pm.

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Sew On

August - Wednesdays Drop in 12:00 to 4:00 pm

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crochet/sewing/cross stitch

Apron – (Intermediate sewers) Sept 11: 6:00 – 8:00 pre class Sept 21: 9 am to 5 pm or Sept 19 and 26: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Call the store for more info. Tablerunner – October

#6 – 870 Hwy 16 West, Burns Lake (the old Barn Complex)

Phone 250-692-0080 • Open Tues - Sat 9:30am-5:00pm

(L-R) Kaia Andal’s solo dominance of Wilbur’s Wheelay; Ewan Hawes with trail support; Jarod Lalick smashes Charlotte’s Web; Ed Peters takes some practice step-ups on the four-cross track; young riders practices the four-cross CONTRIBUTED starting gates; half of team Charette on a scenic section of Dante’s inferno; Fraser Lakes’ Laurel Akehurst shreds Walter Strong photos Charlotte’s Web. Front page is downhill unicyclist Sep Shanks sticking a steep section. The Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association (BLMBA) hosted its

Rec Corner ACTIVITIES & EVENTS: th UPCOMING COMMUNITY sday, September 4

edne Rec-Connect ke- ofWfice at 6:00pm.

at the Village of Burns La

Hi Everyone

Village Recreation would like to thank all volunteers for their contribution to summer programs: Dirk Hofer, Rachelle van Zanten, Charlie Bowerbank, Jeanette Froese, Bob Mills, Murphy Abraham, Liz Kemppainen, Allison Patch, Carla Lewis, Tanis Bjarnason, Jerry Seitz, Sheila Briar Village Recreation would like to thanks all the organizations that donated to summer 2013 programs: Tree to Tree Contracting, Free Growing Forestry, SunShine Inn, Starland Timber Mart, Remax, Burns Lake Auto, Lakes District News, Omineca Diamond Drilling, Pharmasave, Babine Forest Products, Decker Lake Forest Products, Sivert Andersen, Village Insurance, Flintstone Mining.  The participants of the 2013 programs had an amazing time and these summer programs would not be possible without the amazing dedication of volunteers and community support from local organizations. Please visit our Facebook page (faceboook.com/VillageRecreation) to view all the fun these participants had in Village Recreation programs.

Logan Wilson, Rec Coordinator

RENTAL SHACK WILL BE CLOSING AUGUST 24TH, 2013. This is the last week to rent equipment, visit us at Spirit Square and get out on the water, tennis courts, and skateboard park before you have to wait till next year. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: village@burnslake.ca www.burnslake.ca or Facebook /VillageRecreation.com

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

Tweedsmuir Recreation Commission 30th Annual Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby Aug. 30 -

33 Annual Terry Fox Run & Silent Auction Sept. 15 at the Francois Lake Hall.

Sept. 2 , 2013. Cash Prizes! For info call: 250-694-3658 or 250-694-3658.

For more info contact Tammy at 250-692-6195 or Carla at 250-692-7438.

sixth annual Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival Aug. 16-18 2013. The event drew participants from Prince George, Smithers, Telkwa, Ft. St. James, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Hazelton, Terrace, Kamloops, Calgary, Evansburg, Grand Prairie, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Sri Lanka, and, Burns Lake. Kid’s events This year’s Big Pig kicked off with the kid’s events on Friday night. A record 48 youth came out to test their skills. The youth had the option of entering in downhill, cross-country and pump track event. In the under-7 age group, Ethan Eskelin of Smithers took first in the downhill for the boars, and Sage McCabe of Kamloops for the sows. Toan Krauskopf of Smithers was top boar pump track rider, with local Ella Broadworth the top sow. In the 7-9 age group, Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers was the top boar downhill rider, and local Zoey Thom-Lucy top sow. Tye Peters of Ft. St. James was fastest boar downhill rider, and Esme Eskelin of Smithers the top sow. In the 10 to 12 year old category, the top sow in all events was Avril Thom-Lucy of Burns Lake. Connor Newberry of New Hazelton was the fastest boar in downhill, Trent Peters of Ft. St. James in pumptrack, and Jesse Hunter of Telkwa in the cross-country race. Downhill race (Charlotte’s Web = 3.8 km) In the boar category, cutlet winner for the second year in a row was Heiko Krause of Smithers (11:46), second local Cormick Turner (12:17), and third Damian Georgyev of Prince George (12:20). Junior tender first and second places went to locals Eli Gurtins (11:42) and Ricky Wainwright (12:25). Third place went to Ethan McLellan of Smithers (13:20). Senior tender winner was local Andre Dube with a time of 9:50, with Anders Person of Smithers taking second place (11:30). Lean boar winner – and overall fastest time in the boar category - was Jonathan Nutbrown of Calgary (9:21), second was local Derek Thompson (9:29) and Brendan Johansen of Prince George was third (9:33). In the Gristle category, local Dave Sandsmark was fastest (9:48), Peter Krause of Smithers took second with a time of 10:00, and Pat Dube of Burns Lake was third (10:05). The loan freezer burn competitor was Sep Shanks of Sri Lanka. Shanks was also the loan competitor to complete this downhill race on a unicycle – a Big Pig first. The junior tender sow winner was Breanna Robertson-Matthew of Smithers (14:25), followed by Rena Coyne of Whitehorse (14:39). The lean winner for the second year in row – and fastest sow time in this event - was Laurel Akehurst of Fraser Lake (10:42), followed by Helen Purslow of Terrace (11:46). The loan gristle sow contestant (and thus fastest time in this category) was local Patti Dube (13:11). 4-Cross Race The 4-cross race consists of 4 riders riding abreast, vying for the

Decker Lake

“best line” on a winding course consisting of table tops, step ups and berm turns. This year this event was once again an awesome spectator sport. This year’s fastest overall boar 4-cross rider was Glenn King of Prince George. The youngest age class winner was Damian Georgyev of Prince George, with Aiden Press and Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers tying for second. For the 11 and 12 year old boars, Trent Peters of Ft. St. James was first, followed by Heiko Krause of Smithers and local Cormick Turner. Local Andre Dube took first in the 14-17 year old boars, with Nathan Johnson of Ft. St. James second and local Eli Gurtins third. Prince George took all the senior tender winning positions: Willard Andal first, Glenn King second and Quinton Ginter third. Local Patti Dube took first for the sows in 4-cross, with Reena Coyne of Whitehorse taking second. Jump Jam The Jump Jam consists of riding a series of dirt jumps, where riders are judged on amplitude, style and difficulty. The cutlet winner for the second year in a row was Heiko Krause of Smithers, second Tosh Krauskopf of Smithers, and third Damian Georgyev of Prince George. The junior tender winner was Trent Peters and second to Nathan Johnson, both of Ft. St. James. The lean category was swept by Prince George riders: First place went to Elliot Andal, second Quinten Ginter, with Willard Andal and Glenn King tying for third place. The overall winner for the Jump Jam went to Elliot Andal. Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Inferno has been increasing in length 10 km each year, with this year’s course rounding out at 70 kms. Twenty-six riders took on the challenge of completing this course, with 15 riders completing the full 70 km. Overall fastest times for boar/sow on the 70 km were Jonathan Nutbrown with an amazing time of 3 hours 41 minutes, and local Susan Russell with a time of 6 hours 3 mins. Twins David and Robert Charette of Hazelton tied for first for the boar Jr. Tenders with a time of 4:55. In the lean boar division, Jonathan Nutbrown of Calgary took first place in a time of 3:41, followed by Michael Jordan of Prince George (4:38) and Lennard Pretorius of Kamloops (4:39). Nathan Blok clocked the fastest time in the Gristle category, completing the race in 4 hours 1 minute, with Kris Yip of Prince George second (4:09) and Peter Krause of Smithers third (4:16). Local Susan Russell was the only Gristle sow to complete the course. Wilbur’s Wheelay This was the second year for the Wilbur’s Wheelay, which can either be a team or solo event. This relay consists of completing as many laps of a 5 kilometer course as possible within 3 hours. 9 teams entered the event, with “Con Artists”, consisting of Rob Lok and Darha Phillpot of Yellowknife taking first place with 8 laps in a time of 2 hours 40 minutes. “Team Nutbrown” (Kris Cooper Nutbrown of Ft. St. James and Larry Nutbrown of Evansburg) took second (8 laps/2:54) and solo Kaia Andal of Prince George took third (8 laps/2:58).

Heritage Tent at the Fall Fair celebrating the Fall Fair’s 70th Anniversary and the Village of Burns Lake’s 90th Anniversary Sept. 7 from 2:00-5:00 pm.

ADING POST Monday to Saturday TR Open9:00am - 5:00pm Your Largest

Full line of

WATER & SEPTIC TANKS

FIREWORKS Supplier in the Northwest!

NEW BEDS & FRAMES Large Selection of

STAINLESS STEEL ROYAL ALBERT COOKWARE CHINA

www.restwell.com

HUNTING KNIVES

“Good Quality”

TOOLS

GOLD PANS, ROCK PICKS & SHOVELS

FURNITURE

OVER 8000 ITEMS... we dare you to come count them! 7390 Highway 16, Decker Lake 250-698-7686

r Find all you ol o h sc to back needs at !! Pharmasave

2

$ 99 each

Hilroy Coloured Pencils 24’s

1

$ 99 each

Sharpie Accent Tank or Pocket Highlighters 4’s, assorted

Plus many more specials in store!!

Lakeview Mall, 117 Yellowhead, Hwy 16 Phone: 250-692-7077

Lakes District Arts Council presents “Pieces of Eight” their 2013/2014 performing arts season. For more information visit: www.lakesdistrictarts.com


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Possible end of forest service reserve in the Lakes Walter Strong The Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) is contemplating the end of Forest Service Reserves. This would effectively mean the end of small-scale log salvaging. In order to maintain the 2012 annual allowable cut (AAC) in the Lakes Timber Supply Area (Lakes TSA) for 2013, the MFLNRO is proposing to eliminate the forest service reserve (FSR). The FSR is a kind of buffer defining a portion of the forest held

back to allow for agricultural, industrial or any other land use requirements that call for the small-scale removal of timber. By reducing the size of FSR in the case of an industrial or pipeline development, apportionments given to licensees out of the AAC do not have to be reduced. On Aug. 1, 2013, the MFLNRO indicated that the province was considering removing the FSR in order to increase the size of First Nations woodland licenses while preserving the overall AAC for the Lakes TSA. Essentially, the elimination of the FSR means the elimination of the timber supply buffer between AAC commitments and future demands on the timber supply. According to the MFLNRO, if future agricultural or industrial development impinges on the working forest,

then the AAC of B.C. Timber Sales and replaceable timber harvesting licenses could be reduced to reflect the timber lost to industrial or other activity. The removal of the FSR also means no future expansion of community forest or woodlot programs in the Lakes TSA, as well as the end of small scale salvaging. “By eliminating the reserve, there’s absolutely no opportunity for any new entrepreneurs in the district, absolutely none,” said Fort St. James Mayor and regional director Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) Rob MacDougall. “I do it in Fort St. James, it’s how I make my living.” The elimination of small scale salvaging is a move towards concentrating forest operations into the hands of larger licensees who are not necessarily motivated to handle small logging

requirements. This can have consequences that expand beyond the threat to forestry entrepreneurship and possible constraints to future AAC allotments. Fuel mitigation efforts could also be affected. “A lot of the major licensees won’t go in and remove small quantities of dead wood around communities,” MacDougall said. “By eliminating the reserve, I don’t know who’s going to remove an area of standing timber that has been identified as a hazard. Directors Bill Miller and Ralph Roy shared MacDougall’s concerns. “If there is agricultural development or some other development, where does that volume come from?” asked Miller. “Does that mean there can no longer be agricultural development in the Lakes District? Does this pre-

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Bruxelles. The city of approximately 15,000 is predominately French speaking with several famous beers to its credit. “There were opportunities to go to small English speaking countries, but I wanted to learn a second language,” O’Meara said. “I’m looking forward to getting away for a bit,” she said. “This is my first trip to Europe.” After a year in Belgium O’Meara will return to Burns Lake and will probably attend the University of Northern British Columbia, where she holds graduation scholarships. She spent the summer since graduating in Burns Lake, working for the Village Burns Lake recreation department.

Janelle O’Meara Walter Strong Burns Lake resident Janelle O’Meara, 18, will spend the next academic calendar year in Ciney, Belgium as part of the Rotary youth exchange program. She leaves at the end of August, but won’t feel too much pressure oversea as she just graduated from Lakes District Secondary School. She’ll billet with three different families during her 10 month stay. Ciney is located southeast of

Thank You A huge thank you to all those who came in support and participated in the search for our “missing berry picker”. Thanks also to the Initial Attack crew, the RCMP, the dog master with his tracking dog and especially to Kurt Rowland for finding a helicopter with a pilot to take part in the search and finally the rescue of Butch. Sincerely, the Butch Payne Family

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clude any other developments?” Miller was part of Lakes Timber Health and Salvage (LTHS), until it allowed its license to be transferred to the Burns Lake Community Forest in 2008. Managing small scale salvaging, LTHS would handle approximately 50 clients in the district, supplying work for approximately 25 smallscale salvage operators. Those salvage operators would in turn

operate equipment and do the work, generating considerable employment and opportunity throughout the district.

The RDBN has until Oct. 4, 2013 to submit a response to the ministry’s proposal to eliminate the FSR.

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OUR TOWN 33 Annual Terry Fox Run Sept. 15 at the Francois Lake Hall. The silent auction is a great place to get your shopping done and support a worthy cause. From handmade crafts, flower arrangements and baking to gift certificates and new items of all sorts. All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation. If you or your business would like to donate items we would most appreciate it. Please contact Tammy at 692-6195 or Carla at 692-7438 to arrange for pickup. Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on September 9 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. Southside Health & Wellness Centre: August 2013. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Foot care, all day by appt., Aug. 22. More info: (250) 694-3270. Fall Fair Kite Flying Contest 8 years or younger, 9-11 years, 12-15 years, 16 years, Trickster Show. Preregister by Aug. 31. Pet Show Sponsored by the Burns Lake Vet Clinic Sept. 7 & 8 - 2 pm. Drop off entry for by Aug. 25 at the Burns Lake

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(BSc., MSc.) Edmonton, AB We lost a kind, principled, intelligent and loving jewel of a human being at 8:50 p.m. on June 30, 2013. Clare Patershuk was tragically killed by a drunk driver on Highway 16 near Niton Junction, AB. The loss of our daughter, sister, partner and friend leaves a hole so vast in our lives we don’t know how it will ever be filled. Clare helped so many people through her kind and thoughtful words as a family member and friend as well as a therapist to people who needed her gentle advice. We have so many wonderful memories of Clare. We encourage all who knew her to think upon those happy times as a tribute to her after her passing. Clare was an exceptionally talented painter and equestrian. She worked counseling people at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE). She believed deeply in the work that this organization did to help women in need. Please contact them with a donation in lieu of flowers. (https://www.sace.ab.ca/) A Memorial Service was held at Hainstock’s Funeral Home on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Clare was the daughter of Peter and Mary Patershuk and granddaughter of Betty and Bill Patershuk. All formerly of Burns Lake.

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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 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor thernyouthonline.ca (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or www.youthinbc.ca. FOOD BANK INFORMATION 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

LEGION BUSINESS

The Poppy is the international symbol of remembrance representing a visual pledge to pay homage to the fallen, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of peace and freedom. The Poppy Campaign was created as a means to raise funds in order to perpetuate this sacred memory and provide for veterans and their families in their time of need. The Poppy Campaign commences the last Friday in October and continues to the end of the day November 11th, Remembrance Day. Legion Branches throughout BC & the Yukon organize the annual Poppy Campaign in their respective areas. All donations are in turn redirected to support programs and services for veterans and their families. This year, your donation has never been more important. A new generation of veterans is coming home and turning to the Legion for housing, career transition counselling and trauma relief. And we will be there, with your support! Wear a poppy. Give generously. Text POPPY to 20222 to donate $5 to the Legion’s Poppy Funds. 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 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

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FLOW FACTS 14 August 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 851.94 m (2795.08 ft) SLS Discharge: 281.23 m3/s Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls: not available Visit website www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca for up to date real-time flow information for the Nechako River. The Summer Temperature Management Program ends 20 August. Spillway discharge will be reduced to approximately 14.2 m3/s at that time. Spillway discharge will be raised to the winter flow level of approximately 32 m3/s in early September. 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 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 www.arthritis.ca/bc 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

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Career Opportunities The District of Kitimat is seeking to fill the following positions: Project Engineer: must be a professional Civil Engineer with minimum 3 years professional experience (preferably in municipal environment) and eligible for registration with APEGBC. Permanent full-time (PFT) exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Deputy Operations Manager: will have several years experience in municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. PFT exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Engineering Technologist 2. Must have a civil engineering technologist diploma, 3 years experience in the civil/municipal discipline, and eligibility for registration with ASTTBC. Bargaining Unit position. Wage: $37.01 - $44.78/hr over 2 years. Submit resumes by September 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7. Fax (250) 632-4995, e-mail dok@kitimat.ca. Further information can be obtained from our website at www.kitimat.ca

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Obituaries

Daniel Clifton Derbyshire Dec. 19, 1944 to July 31, 2013

Born in Nelson, B.C., Daniel “Dan” attended school in Crawford Bay and lived there until 1965 when he and his wife and son moved to Smithers where he resided until 2012. He then moved to Penticton for health reasons. Dan is predeceased by his wife Carol Ruth (née Eddy), Dad Joseph Clifton Derbyshire and Mother Jennie Elnora Dingwall/Derbyshire (née Hedstrom). He is survived by his son Darcy Dwain (Cindy) Derbyshire and their two children Mishayla and Kyler, son Robert Stede (Jennifer) Derbyshire and their three children Devon, Daniel and Boden, his sister Frances Heather Beaubien and other family members. Dan will be missed for his loyalty, unique sense of humor, his great memory and his invention and fix-it talents especially when it came to motors. This notice can be viewed at providencefuneralhomes.com

Help Wanted

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HIRING DRIVERS

Burns Lake Wood Fibre Haul Seeking qualiĮed drivers for immediate openings for Wood Fibre hauling in Houston and Burns Lake. We oīer: • Full Time, Year Round Work • Home Every Day • CompeƟƟve Wage, BeneĮts & Pension You possess: • Super B driving experience • A clean drivers abstract • References We are an equal opportunity Employer and we are strongly encouraging Aboriginal peoples to apply.

Email:jobs@arrow.ca,Fax:250-314-1750 Phone: 1-877-700-4445

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

FAMILY PRESERVATION/ MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH WORKER BURNS LAKE, BC - FULL TIME The Family Preservation/ Maternal Child Health (FPMCH) program is a combined service designed to encourage and support healthy families. The Family Preservation and Maternal Child Health Worker implements prevention strategies to provide families with a range of services to address issues that place children at risk. They also provide support to women on reserve, and their families, when they are pregnant or have infants or young children. This position serves the bands of Cheslatta, Nee Tahi Buhn and Skin Tyee. QUALIFICATIONS • Post-Secondary or Training in Social Work or a related field, or • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification, or • Training in group facilitation, family and addiction counselling, parent education is preferred • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be also considered KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS • Knowledge of traditional and contemporary child development and parenting practices • Working knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Service legislation and court processes • Socio-Economic prevention strategies • Facilitation and assessment skills • Strong verbal, computer and writing skills • Knowledge of First Nations Carrier and Sekani culture and communities Proof of qualifications, a valid Driver’s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant. To learn more, visit www.csfs.org. TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Email: hr@csfs.org Fax: (250)563-3376 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Employment

Medical/Dental

Employment

Help Wanted

ARE you an animal lover who has experience working in a veterinary clinic; are you a VOA or an RAHT? Nechako Valley Animal Health Services offers an integrative approach to patient care and currently has a position open. Knowledge of Avimark, and horse handling skills are an asset, but not a requirement. Please send your resume/cover letter, including references to careeratnvahs@gmail.com.

Trades, Technical

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

Experienced short order cook needed immediately. MUST have short order line experience. Only experienced persons need apply. Bring resumes and references in to Scott or Brenda. ******************************* Experienced wait staff needed. Will accept applications for part time or full time wait staff. Bring your resume with references in to Brenda or Jan. LI-CAR MANAGEMENT GROUP Now hiring maintenance personnel. Must Have: • Own Vehicle and valid Drivers License • Handyman capabilities • Basic plumbing, painting, and electrical knowledge • Experience with appliance repair an asset • Criminal Record check Competitive wages and gas allowance. Please apply in person with resume and references: 102-513 Ahbau Street, Prince George, BC LOGGING AND Construction jobs. We are looking for experienced and motivated people for the following positions: Hoe Chuckers, Roadbuilders, Skidder Operators, Yarding Crews (tower and gy, hooktender, rigging puller, linewinder), Weight Scale operators, Processors, Front End Loaders, Lowbed and Log Trucker Drivers. Lots of work, local to Fraser Valley and out of town, various day shifts, benefits, good pay, good people. Please fax resume to 778-732-0227 or email loggingjobs@gmail.com MOTEL MANAGEMENT required for Ponoka, Alberta. We are seeking a positive, capable, entrepreneurial person or couple with previous resort or motel experience. Email resume: Pamela@inntimateinns.com TWEEDSMUIR HOUSE has a cook position available. Apply in person at Tweedsmuir House, #53 - 9th avenue, during business hours Monday Friday 10am - 5pm.

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P.O. BOX 788, BURNS LAKE, BC V0J 1E0 TEL: (250) 692-7724 FAX: (250) 692-7767

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Accounting/ Executive Assistant Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL) is seeking a dedicated team player capable of completing a variety of payroll, accounting and executive assistant functions for ComFor Management Services Ltd and its subsidiaries. This position reports to the Operations Manager and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing payroll, calculating and remitting source deductions, tracking and reporting flex hours, administering company benefit plans, reconciling bank accounts, and completing PST/GST and WCB returns. As a key member of CMSL’s team, the Accounting Assistant will also be required to complete Accounts Receivable/Payable data entry, reception, and a variety of other duties as assigned. There will also be Board administration duties including preparing meeting packages, taking minutes and writing letters as required. In addition to having a minimum two years’ experience in payroll administration and basic bookkeeping, the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communications, organization and time management skills. He/she must have a demonstrated the ability to complete a wide variety of accounting-related tasks accurately, in a timely manner, and display a comprehensive knowledge of federal and provincial payroll recording requirements. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with Simply Accounting or comparable software, as well as the full suite of Microsoft Office related products. This position is for a one year term with the possibility of renewal. Remuneration will be commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive job description is available upon request. Please submit your resume prior to 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013. Qualified candidates should direct their resumes and cover letters to: Comfor Management Services Ltd. P.O. Box 788 Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 Tel: (250) 692-7724 Fax: (250) 692-7767 kerry.martin@blcomfor.com Comfor Management Services Ltd. thanks all applicants in advance for their interest, but be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

EXCAVATOR OPERATOR Canyon Contracting Company (a Division of LB Paving Ltd.) is a full service civil contracting company that has been operating in the Smithers, Houston and Hazelton areas for over 20 years. We specialize in water, sewer and storm drainage installations as well as fencing, landscaping and paving stones. Our clients come from all aspects of our communities: municipalities, industrial, commercial and residential. Our work covers a broad spectrum of site servicing construction and infrastructure maintenance and repair. We have an immediate opening for an experienced equipment operator with speciÂżc experience operating hydraulic excavators doing site servicing work. We offer industry competitive wages and full beneÂżts, including an 5SP, to the right applicant. 7he successful applicant will be a motivated self starter that can quickly adapt to different jobs and who is willing to become part of a productive team. 7here will be opportunity and an expectation for the successful applicant to run a variety of construction equipment as well as Âżlling the primary role as excavator operator. Interested persons should apply with a cover letter and resume complete with references to the LB Paving Ltd. ofÂżce at 22 7atlow 5oad in Smithers, by mail to Box  Smithers B&, 90- 210, by fax to 20--2 or via email to lbpaving#lbpaving.bc.ca . We would like to thank all applicants however, only qualiÂżed persons will be contacted for an interview.

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

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required. Knowledge of the Cleardent Program an asset. Hours are Monday to Thursday. Please send resume to Lakeview Dental Centre, Box 310, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 or fax to 250-692-4251 or email to drboss@telus.net

Mining

Mining

Huckleberry Mines LTD. is a 17,000 TPD open pit copper/molybdenum mine located 121 kilometers south of Houston in west central British Columbia that commenced operation in September 1997. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Tailings (Cyclone Sands) Operator

We are looking for self starters who can work well in a team oriented environment, able to work safely and effectively with minimal supervision, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Reporting to the Mill Supervisor the applicant will be responsible for the efÀcient operation of our water transport system and the cyclone sands plant (CSP), which receives tailings slurry and then separates it (via hydrocyclones) into the coarse and Ànd sands. Day to day duties will include but not be limited to: operation and management of the CSP, troubleshooting and writing work orders. The successful candidate will also be working in conjunction with the Metallurgical department following procedures, parameters and guidelines provided to produce a quality NAG coarse sand product. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years mineral processing experience and have completed Grade 12 or equivalent. They must also posses a valid driver’s license. Knowledge of grinding and cyclone operations complimented with a strong mechanical aptitude would be considered an asset. Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. Transportation to and from the mine site is provided from Houston and Smithers by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and Smithers are located in the scenic Bulkley Valley on TransCanada Highway 16, an excellent area to raise a family and has exceptional outdoor recreational activities. More information on the area is available at www.smithers.ca, www.houston.ca and www.rdbn.bc.ca We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. 4ualiÀed applicants can submit their resumes in conÀdence to: Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 Fax: 604.517.4701 or Email: hr@huckleberrymines.com

153 Francois Lake Drive, P.O. Box 788, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250-692-7724 • Fax: 250-692-7767 • Email: info@blcomfor.com

SELECT LIST INVITATION Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. is establishing a Select List of pre-qualified contractors who will be invited to participate in subsequent Invitations to Tender for harvesting, silviculture, and forestry consulting contracts during the term from September 15, 2013 to September 30, 2015. Pre-qualification contractors are:

mandatory

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all

1) Satisfactory completion of a similar contract prior to the pre-qualification deadline, and, 2) Contractors must have a postal or physical address, prior to the date of this invitation, within the Lakes Timber Supply Area, or, 3) The portion of the Morice Timber Supply Area directly serviced by the Colleymount or OotsaNadina Roads (as identified by the map below), or 4) A First Nation’s Contractor located within the Lakes Timber Supply Area.

That portion of the Morice Forest District considered part of Lakes District for purposes of determining bidding eligibility.

Harvesting contracts: The work will include, but not be limited to the following activities: road construction, road maintenance, road deactivation, full phase right-of-way and block harvesting, including hauling. Silviculture contracts: The work will include, but not be limited to the following activities: planting of seedlings, brushing and weeding, juvenile spacing, silviculture surveys, site preparation, and supervision of projects (quality control plots). Forestry consulting: The work will include, but not be limited to the following activities: road and block layout, site plan data collection, assessments, timber cruising, GPS traversing, mapping and other related activities. Applications will be received until the pre-qualification deadline of 4:00 p.m. on September 6, 2013 at 153 Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake, B.C. or Box 788, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0. Submissions must include: 1. resume(s) of principal(s) or a corporate resume 2. list of contracts completed. 3. two references. Inclusion on the Select List will be determined by September 15, 2013. No further advertising will take place. Submission of an application does not guarantee inclusion on a resulting short list of pre-qualified contractors. Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. reserves the right to limit the number of pre-qualified contractors invited to compete on a subsequent contract.

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Take notice that Robert & Gerda Wiederkehr from Burns Lake, BC has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, to obtain for extensive agriculture purposes and by the way of the Crown Grant, Provincial Crown land located at THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 3824, EXCEPT THAT PART OF RIGHT OF WAY AS SHOWN ON PLAN PRP5923, RANGE 5, COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 58.1 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS, BURNS LAKE. The Lands File for this application is 6408477. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to Nadina Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 999 - 185 Yellowhead Hwy, Burns Lake BC V0J 2E0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to September 19, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://www.arfd. gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 Cab (R7C), 2013 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2013 Acadia, equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ++Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ¥For retail customers only. $7,500/$3,500/$4,000 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash purchases of 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4/2013 Terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. By selecting lease or financing offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See participating dealer for details. Offers end September 3, 2013. ‡‡Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 GMC Sierra Light Duty or GMC Sierra Heavy Duty. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. †*Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ^*For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. **U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). † Offers available to retail customers in Canada only between July 3, 2013 and September 3, 2013. Price includes freight and PDI but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, marketing fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See participating dealer for details. ^0%/0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Acadia/2013 Terrain/2013 Sierra EXT 4X4. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%/0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$123 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0/$355, total obligation is $10,000/$10,354. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ≠Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Pontiac Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. †The GMC Sierra LD received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large light-duty pickups in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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