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Vanderhoof man murdered Sam Redding Omineca Express A Vanderhoof resident was shot and killed by his father in the community of Takla Landing. Thirty-six year old Christopher Seguin was murdered by Jacques Seguin, 66, who is remanded in cus-

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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tody and will appear in court later this week. According to the RCMP news release, Jacques Seguin will be charged with second degree murder. The “domestic incident” could be the same serious incident that police were checking into last Friday night as described in another release.

Fort Fraser plaque unveiled

Ralph Roy and his family stand proudly beside the plaque honouring Roy’s contributions to Fort Fraser including the Fort Fraser Overhead bridge. Sam Redding Omineca Express On August 16, a plaque was unveiled in Fort Fraser honouring the hard work and commitment of one man. That man is Ralph Roy, a local who dedicated his time to working for his community. Roy is the elected representative for the regional district of Bulkley-Nechako. Director Ralph Roy has always been involved in the

community. He coached hockey and was alderman for the village. According to his daughter Nichole, Roy has worked tirelessly to build the Fort Fraser Overhead bridge. On the day of the unveiling, Roy’s family kept it a complete secret, he had brothers flying in from Ontario to be there, and when Roy finally reached the crowd of people gathered to celebrate him, the look of surprise was priceless. Continued on page 3

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Ryshel McKee from the Blue Mountain 4-H club, is ready to show off her horse in the Senior Showmanship event at the fair. This year, 4-H in Canada is celebrating 100 years. And 2014 will mark 100 years of 4-H in British Columbia. Photo by Sam Redding


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Omineca Express

Fraser Lake community garden Sam Redding Omineca Express The Stellat’en First Nations of Fraser Lake have continued to build and improve on their community garden that is running for the third year now. The garden is much larger than Vanderhoof’s and is arranged such that it provides a higher yield than Vanderhoof’s might due to their ability to rotate the crops and decide what plants grow where. But that is because healthy food is much needed in a community where the risk of diabetes is high. Because unhealthy is cheaper and easier to make, many low income communities face the risk of developing some form of diabetes. Cynthia Munger, the Community Health Representative for the Stellat’en First Nations, has worked to organize the community garden and with the help of some local organic growers, she is bringing healthy eating to the community. “I’m trying to get our communities back to their traditional ways,” said Munger. “It’s too much commercial food, too much junk and it’s my aim to make it so we don’t have to go to the store to get food.” Janet Romain is the chief gardener for the community garden, she is the one working hard almost every morning to nurture and gather the fruits and vegetables. Romain gets teased a lot over her name but lettuce isn’t the only thing she’s bringing to fruition in Fraser Lake. Romain works to keep the garden pesticide free, maintaining organic food standards as much as possible. All the food is meant to be grown in adherence to traditional Aboriginal ways. “I’d rather have a salad from a garden, knowing there’s no pesticides and that it’s grown natural, than buy something from the store,” said Romain. “What I want to say about it is how effortless it is, because I only spend four hours at the most two days a week. It’s a community effort and the community reaps the benefits.”

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Cynthia Munger poses with friends and family at the Fraser Lake community garden which brings lots of healthy food to the community and teaches kids valuable skills. Munger is in charge or mental disability gets of organizing the gar- some extra food every den and organizing the week. collection and delivery The deliveries work of the produce. Munger on a rotation basis and always makes sure to go if a family got some proaround and drop off care duce one week then they packages to feed the el- might not get any the ders in the community. next, and so on. She also makes sure that Munger has worked anyone with children or as a care aid, a commuanybody with a physical nity health rep and is

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dedicated to eradicating diabetes in her community. She said she gets her inspiration from her family who suffered from the disease. The community garden is also an opportunity for Munger and Romain to teach the next generation of community members healthy liv-

ing skills and knowledge. There are classes every week at the health centre where mothers can learn how to make baby food and kids can learn how to grow their own food.

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.

Evelyn Dickson Elementary

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August 26 - 30, 2013

Mapes Elementary

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Nechako Valley Secondary

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Prairiedale Elementary

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Sinkut View Elementary

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August 26 - 30, 2013

W.L. McLeod Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

August 26 - 30, 2013

Fort Fraser Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 7

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

Fraser Lake Elementary Sec.

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August 26 - 30, 2013

Mouse Mountain Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 3

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David Hoy Elementary

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August 26 - 30, 2013

Fort St. James Secondary

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August 29 - 30, 2013

Sowchea Elementary

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Mt. Milligan

Mount Milligan Mine began to process their first ore on August 15. The first feed into the concentrator marked the beginning of a phased start-up expected to take until the fourth quarter of this year. Routine testing and commissioning of all equipment and process circuits will continue through the start-up period, with concentrate production expected within the next several weeks. Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Creek, said, “We are pleased to report that we have processed the first feed material through the concentrator as scheduled and that everything went as planned. All of us at Thompson Creek are proud of this achievement and look forward to the initial production of copper and gold concentrate at Mt. Milligan in the third quarter.”

Fort Fraser From front Gerry Thiessen, mayor of Vanderhoof, and mayor of Fraser Lake, Dwayne Lindstrom, were in attendance at the unveiling. Thiessen said that although they may have voted in opposition on a few issues he has always respected Roy. “We’ve always had a good relationship,” said Thiessen. “I am truly impressed by [Roy’s] commitment to this area.” Thiessen went on to describe how his father hauled gravel when a bridge was just getting built and then he told Roy “your grandchildren will know your commitment. “They told me it wasn’t going to happen,” said Roy. “It’s been my pride and joy to watch this bridge being built.” After the speeches the plaque was blessed and a copy of the plaque was given to Roy, who still could not believe how many people had come to celebrate him.


Serious crash at McNolty Road

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Sam Redding Omineca Express Vanderhoof RCMP, along with Prince George Regional Provincial Traffic Services and IRSU were on the scene of a two vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 16 West at McNolty Road on Wednesday, August 14. An east bound car, gold coloured Chev Aveo, crossed the center line and collided head on with a west bound semi lowbed tractor trailer unit. The female driver and lone occupant of the car was trapped in the vehicle. The driver suffered multiple injuries, believed to be severe and was transported to hospital. The 32 year old driver from Fraser Lake died of her injuries.

One of the many events put on by the Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre at the 47th annual Nechako Valley Exhibition. There was fun for all with entertaining carnival games and crafts all weekend.

CAT theft The Vanderhoof RCMP is investigating the theft of a 2007 CAT mini excavator 304CCR from a construction site on Highway 16 near Mapes Road. The excavator had a “Unit 619” decal on the back of the equipment on both sides. The theft occurred sometime between the afternoon of Saturday, August 10 and

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 THURSDAY, September 5, 2013, will be a full, regular day with regular bus runs both morning and afternoon.

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.

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The male driver and lone occupant of the lowbed was uninjured. Investigation into the crash is still in it’s infancy and causal factors have yet to be determined but police say alcohol is considered a factor. A Collision Reconstructionist was called in to assess the scene. Highway 16 was closed in both directions in order that forensic experts can identify and document the physical evidence at the scene. The highway was closed in both directions as of about 8:20 p.m. Thursday when emergency responders were called to the scene. A detour was established around that part of the highway and DriveBC was reporting no continuation of the incident as of 6 a.m. Friday, August 16.

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.

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.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Omineca Express

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Oil refinery plan needs Canadian lenders Jeff Nagel Terrace Standard B.C. businessman David Black has been forced to seek Canadian lenders to build his proposed oil refinery near Kitimat at the insistence of the Chinese bank that would act as the main financier. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China declined to fully finance the $25-billion project, Black said, sending him to find a quarter of the required money within Canada. “It really came down to the fact that they wanted David Black said he believes he can some skin in the game out recruit Canadian lenders to finance of Canada and they would part of the cost of his proposed oil put 75 per cent of the money refinery project. up for the refinery,” he said Monday. Black has billed the project, announced a year ago, as a way to create thousands of jobs in B.C. refining Alberta crude oil while ensuring diluted bitumen isn’t shipped in tankers, eliminating one of the biggest objections to construction of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that could supply the crude. Black is advancing the project through his firm Kitimat Clean Ltd., but is also majority owner of the Black Press group of community newspapers, which include this paper. He said he believes he has found lenders in Canada but gave no details, except to say he does not intend to take on equity investors. “It’s too early to say where or how, but I think it’s there,” he said. “Financially, it’s going to work out.” He aims to file a project description with the provincial government in September to initiate the environmental review process. None of the major North American oil companies have expressed any interest in financing or partnering on the refinery but Black said that’s no surprise. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger Reporter: Sam Redding

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Oil extraction is traditionally more profitable than refining, he said, and the biggest energy firms may not want a new refinery competing against ones they already own. “I understand all that and decided early on I just had to find a way around that and I think I’ve found it.” The $25-billion cost includes roughly $16 billion for the refinery – more than initially estimated due to a new refining process that promises to emit half as much greenhouse gas – with the rest covering a natural gas pipeline, a fleet of tankers and the cost of the oil pipeline, if necessary. Besides securing financing, Black said he must secure sites for the refinery and the marine terminal with the Kitselas and Haisla first nations, determine if inland first nations along the proposed pipeline corridor can come on board and to button down formal supply agreements with Canadian oil companies. He said an engineering firm from Calgary has endorsed the alternative refining process. Black reiterated his position that he could build

the refinery even if the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project is rejected and instead bring oil via train, but he emphasized pipelines are safer. “I really hope it doesn’t come to that – I really hope we can do the pipeline.” A pipeline would bring money and benefits for first nations and local communities that wouldn’t come with rail shipments, he added. Oil-on-rail shipments have been growing quickly as a way to get Alberta oil to market, but a pall was cast over the method last month when a runaway train carrying light crude oil exploded and destroyed the heart of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Black said it’s not clear to him whether there would be a risk of explosion with the rail shipment of diluted oil sands bitumen, but said he would welcome research to address that question. Sending the required oil by rail would add 12 trains per day on the CN Rail line across northern B.C. and Black said that would mean a significant increase in noise and traffic disruption in northern towns.

Back in time Sam Redding Omineca Express Recorded in the Nechako Chronicle 50 years ago is the celebration of the very first Caladonia [sic] Day. There was even the booming of a cannon shot back in 1963. Also recorded is the first meeting of Endako mines where they discussed the potential employment of 1,000 men. The towns faith wasn’t misplaced as Endako has added 160 new employees after the recent expansion. In 1963, it would still be two years before Canada had an official flag. In an editorial in the Nechako Chronicle the editor discussed how Canadians were so concerned with their image. “Canadians have long been addicted to the practice of self-analysis and lately the practice has extended to uneasy wondering about the country’s image abroad.” I’d say this is just as true today as it was 50 years ago. Canadians are still concerned about being perceived as “not American” and still wonder what the rest of the world thinks about us.

Also happening in 1963 was that hepatitis was making it’s rounds in Vanderhoof. “The disease, Infectious Hepatitis remains uncontrolled in this area…there does not appear to be any decline.” The paper also included such helpful tips like peeling onions under cold water to keep from tearing up as well as advice on how to look after your fine woolens. --In 1983, the news in Vanderhoof was the new gym at Sinkut View and whether there was going to be enough money to build it anytime in the near future. The village also had outlawed jigging, a fishing practice wherein one uses a hook and line and then impales the fish with a spear. Also, apparently a trio of scam artists were making the rounds in Vanderhoof back then. These thieves would apparently distract older ladies with conversation from two females while the third, a man, would sneak into the elder lady’s house and steal her valuables. Even 30 years ago it seems that scam artists become more prevalent in the summer. What is it about the summer months that makes thieves so much bolder?

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Rediscover Vanderhoof

The Country Cupboard, Studio X & Stylish Stems Flower Shop

Stylish Stems “Nikki MartensPickett, born-and-raised here in Vanderhoof, has been the owner and manager of Studio X and The Country Cupboard for nearly five years. Her shop has seen many changes and improvements in that time. The Country Cupboard sold home décor, kitchen accessories, and gift items for nearly a quartercentury before Nikki bought it and expanded the business to include a hair salon and spa. Ever the entrepreneur, she added Stylish Stems Flower Shop and a fulltime florist in 2011, and has also added ear piercing, a stand-up tanning bed, and a “baby room” to the services and products offered at this one-stop-shop. Studio X Hair Salon and Spa offers a wide range of services including haircuts and colour, manicures and pedicures, gel and acrylic nails, ear and nose piercing, waxing, teeth whitening, and tanning. Nikki spent 8 years working in the cruise ship spa industry, leaving her with a strong business and beauty sense. The Country Cupboard is busy year round as a great stop for any occasion gifts. There is now a room dedicated to baby gifts and items which has been hugely popular, full of great items like Bumbo chairs, Sophie Giraffes,

amber necklaces (which serve as teething aids), Padraig Cottage slippers, a delightful variety of piggy banks, and much more. They frequently add new and exciting items for moms and babies. Stylish Stems Flower Shop is your one-stop shop for flowers to

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Omineca Express

47 Annual Nechako Valley Exhibition th

Uncle Chris the clown provided entertainment for the kids with balloon animals and a silly sense of humour.

Dorin Gulbranson, Blue Mountain 4-H, trots alongside his horse while the judge watches.

Sierra Shields, North Valley 4-H, takes care of her lamb before the showing on Friday.

Brielle Rivard from the Fort St. James 4-H club and her dog Goldie won two first place ribbons.

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Many commercial exhibits were set up at the fair including samples of honey and a chance to look into a beehive. (on the right) A competitor hops onto a cowhide just in time at the Fall Fair cowhide drag race.


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The judge said that beef stock was great this year. If he was a young cattleman he said he’d be hoping to buy as many of them as possible. There was a scarecrow contest as well and live entertainment all day.


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Thursday August 29th at 8:00 PM


An Open Forum for builders and the general public to be a part of the discussion on the Building Process in the District of Vanderhoof

Agenda Items: Introductions, presentation by new Municipal Building Inspector, receiving building permits, final occupancy, Municipal Building Bylaw, ways to improve service while increasing builder’s compliance, other. Municipal Contact: Nathan Brooks, CTech Engineering Technologist Building Inspector Ph: (250) 570-9134




Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Omineca Express

“Small Town Love” buy-local program submitted Six communities throughout central and northern British Columbia have partnered with Northern Development Initiative Trust to deliver buy-local campaigns to strengthen local businesses, local competitiveness and keep more dollars in the local economy. The six communities included in the pilot program are Logan Lake, Fort St. James, 100 Mile House, Vanderhoof, Valemount and Burns Lake. Each of the six communities has a population of less than 5,000 residents. The pilot program is a partnership between Northern Development and entrepreneur Amy Quarry,who created and launched the original “Small Town Love” buy-local initiative in the City of Quesnel. With more than 50 local Quesnelbased businesses working  collaboratively under the “Small Town Love” marketing brand, Quarry’s original program was extremely well received and highly successful (one-in-five Quesnel residents now own a copy of the first “Small Town Love” guide, which sold out in less than four months). The program is anchored by a strongly branded website with the highest quality photography, which features many independently owned local businesses.   The Northern Development-led pilot program supports the development of websites that will promote local businesses in each of the six communities including Vanderhoof. Northern Development’s board of directors, which is made up of elected representatives and provincial appointees from throughout central and northern B.C., approved a $75,000 budget for the pilot program. While many economic development initiatives concentrate effort on business recruitment and new development, the buy-local program is a locally driven retention program that focuses on enhancing the strength of existing businesses. “There is solid evidence that successful buylocal campaigns in smaller communities help the economy thrive,” said Evan Saugstad, Chair, Northern Development Initiative Trust. “The Trust exists to serve communities throughout central and northern B.C., and we believe this pilot program celebrates and supports the growth of fantastic home-grown businesses throughout the region.”  “Vanderhoof has many unique, independentlyowned businesses and this program will help shine a new light on them,” said District of Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen. “We’re proud to partner with Northern Development on this project and support the health and growth of our local businesses.” 

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The Fall Fair wasn’t the only entertainment around town last weekend. The annual mud bog event attracted its fair share of overnighters for a couple days of dirty fun. Submitted “We are so excited to be partnering with Northern Development to bring the vision of Small Town Love to more towns in the northern B.C.,” said Amy Quarry, founder, Small Town Love. “Our hope is that Small Town Love can serve as a powerful reminder that B.C.’s small towns are worth visiting, living in - and investing in. Supporting local independent businesses means putting your money where your heart is.” Renata King, Director, Business Development, Northern Development Initiative Trust said “While buy-local campaigns can be self-funded by merchants in communities and cities with populations over 5,000, it is very hard for a high quality initiative to be sustainable with the low numbers of independent business owners in most small towns.

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Seniors Night - August 13

Mens Night - August 15

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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 Further information can be obtained from our website at

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VANDERHOOF SPECIALTY WOOD PRODUCTS • Food Counter Attendants F/T & P/T Opp. $10.25 hr. • Supervisor Positions F/T & P/T Opp. $12.00 hr. Full-Time 35-40 hrs. wkly Part-Time 12-20 hrs. wkly Apply In Person KFC Vanderhoof, 250 First Street Fax: 1.780.486.3496 or email:

Available immediately, full time or part time summer employment at our Finger Joint and Pellet Plants. Shift work will be required. Safety and Production training is provided to all entry level positions. Starting wage is $15.00/ hour and a Group Medical Plan is offered. To apply please fax or email resume to: Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products Fax: (250) 567-5305 Email:

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People in Pursuit of Excellence Conifex—through astute strategic acquisitions and strong leadership—is emerging as a major national player in the forestry and sawmilling industry. Operationally, our approach is to blend state-of-the-art technology with the expertise of people who believe in the value of excellence. Together, we can achieve our vision to become a premier forest products company.

Supervisor—Graveyards In this position, reporting to the Senior Sawmill Supervisor, you’ll be responsible for the overall management of Sawmill Cleanup and for providing leadership while ensuring excellent safety performance for your crew. Fostering a highly effective work relationship with all employees, you will also provide exceptional supervision for personnel.

Supervisors—All Departments Responsible for the overall management of the production/ maintenance crew, you’ll ensure excellent safety performance and maximize productivity, quality and customer satisfaction while minimizing costs. You’ll use your exceptional supervisory skills to foster a highly effective work relationship with all employees. For the roles above, you'll need to bring problem-solving and team-building abilities as well as knowledge of performance management and continual improvement processes that will prepare you well for leading a team. Steeped in history, Fort St. James is located in the Bulkley Nechako District 160 km northwest of Prince George, where abundant wildlife and year-round outdoor activities abound. To learn more, visit: Pursue excellence in your career— apply by emailing your résumé, quoting the appropriate job title, to by August 30, 2013.

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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, and 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:

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All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 4th day of October, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.

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Proposed Disposal of Municipal Property Notice hereby given under as theConstruction Community Charteron Knight is Contracting Ltd, acting Manager Section (a) that the District of Vanderhoof behalf of24 the(1) Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, announces the call for Tenders Council intends tofor; dispose of municipal owned land, under the Community Charter Section 24 (2), for less NECHAKO WHITE STURGEON CONSERVATION than market value to Freshwater Fisheries Society CENTRE – SANITARY FORCEMAIN & of BC, 80 Regatta Landing, Suite 101 Victoria, B.C. WATERMAIN UPGRADES The land valued at $1,905.00 will be transferred to Freshwater Society of BC of fornew theSanitary nominal The scope ofFisheries work includes installation Forcemain & Watermain, to service the new Nechako White fee of $1.00. Sturgeon located BurrardofAvenue. Notice is Conservation also hereby Centre given that theon District VanWork willCouncil, include associated trenching, derhoof under theexcavation, Community Chartershoring, Sectraffic control, piping and fitting, tie-ins, new road construction 26 (3), intends to dispose of municipal owned tion & surfaces, new curb & gutter. land to Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC. (a) Property description: Lot now 1, Section 9, Digital Documents are available by contacting Paul Heron, Project Manager, Knight Contracting Ltd, Ph 250Township 11, Range 5, Coast District, 475-2595. Plan EPPP29668. (b) Public authority acquiring the land: Freshwater Mandatory Site Meeting on Friday August 23 at 11am Fisheries Society of BC, 80 Regatta Landing, Suite 101atVictoria, B.C. 29, 2013 at District of VanTender Closes 3pm on August derhoof Council Chambers. Bids willtransfer: be opened in public (c) Terms and conditions of the Fresh shortly thereafter. Water Fisheries Society of BC will build and operate a Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. The District of Vanderhoof retains the right to re-acquire the property should Fresh Water STUART NECHAKO MANOR...Looking Fisheries Society of BC no longer operate the White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. for young individuals who are interested in (d) Consideration received for the transfer: The land will be transferred for a nominal fee of $1.00.

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All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 20th day of September, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.

All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 20th day of September, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.

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Community Charter Section 94 Proposed Disposal of Municipal Property Notice is hereby given under the Community Charter Section 24 (1) (a) that the District of Vanderhoof Council intends to dispose of municipal owned land, under the Community Charter Section 24 (2), for less than market value to Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, 80 Regatta Landing, Suite 101 Victoria, B.C. The land valued at $1,905.00 will be transferred to Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC for the nominal fee of $1.00. Notice is also hereby given that the District of Vanderhoof Council, under the Community Charter Section 26 (3), intends to dispose of municipal owned land to Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC. (a) Property description: Lot 1, Section 9, Township 11, Range 5, Coast District, Plan EPPP29668. (b) Public authority acquiring the land: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, 80 Regatta Landing, Suite 101 Victoria, B.C. (c) Terms and conditions of the transfer: Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC will build and operate a Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. The District of Vanderhoof retains the right to re-acquire the property should Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC no longer operate the White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. (d) Consideration received for the transfer: The land will be transferred for a nominal fee of $1.00.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS Janitorial Services Reference Number: 2013-04

The District of Vanderhoof invites Quotations for: Janitorial Services: Municipal 2fÀce, Public Library, Courthouse, Public Works <ard, Fire Hall, SportsÀeld Washroom Complex (Stewart Street East) Quotation Documents will be available during normal business hours at: D,STR,CT 2F VANDERH22F 160 Connaught Street Vanderhoof, BC, V0- 3A0 Ph: (250) 56-411 Fax: (250) 56-9169 This Request for Quotations is scheduled to close: Closing Time: 3:00 p.m. local time Closing Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 Address: 2fÀce of the District of Vanderhoof Po Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C., V0- 3A0 Ph: (250) 56-411 Fax: (250) 56-9169 Direct all inquiries regarding this Quotation call to: Attention: Paul R. Carver Director of 2perations Approving 2fÀcer IMPORTANT NOTE: 4uotations will only be accepted in sealed envelopes, with the reference number and closing datetime clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. 4uotations received after the closing datetime will be returned unopened. The District of Vanderhoof reserves the right to reject any or all 4uotations. The lowest or any 4uotation may not necessarily be accepted.




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NEWS Little Valley steaks a claim for local beef



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MLA John Rustad, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm, Kathie LaForge of NewGold Inc., and Dwain Funk of Country Locker Abattoirs, with the families who make up Little Valley Farm eryone, and is great for agriculture in the Nechako Valley.” Five local farm families operate Little Valley Farms, bringing a great deal of experience to the farm.

Little Valley Farms has worked closely with retailers and chefs across British Columbia to provide quality locally-grown beef to consumers, and welcomes the partnership

with NewGold. The first shipment of beef reached the camp on August 7 and the relationship established between Little Valley Farms and NewGold will help shape the fu-

Number One Buy and Sell Site Launches in Vanderhoof recently launched their popular buy and sell sites all over northern B.C. including here in Vanderhoof. - is a 100 per cent family-friendly site, supervised by a 24-hour moderation team. Originally seen as a solution to keep used goods out of the landfill, UsedEverywhere. com sites have become a hub for local commerce and a great way to get rid of clutter and find bargains. We’ve all heard the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and nowhere else is it more true than on the sites. From cars, trucks and boats, to real estate rentals, furniture and gear for the kids,

the buy and sell sites are prime hunting ground for the highest quality used goods. “As the sites are moderated on an hourly basis, we can ensure secure transactions, minimum spam and family friendly content,” director of marketing, Lacey Sheardown, explains. “As continues to grow, not only will we successfully keep unnecessary items out of the landfill, we will also build connections in our community by buying, selling and trading with our neighbours. This was always a central focus for We understand how the digital age can create distance in communities, but by making transactions locally, we have a

hand in hanging onto that ever important neighbourhood community.” The family of sites are owned by Black Press and have some of the highest internet traffic in Canada, reaching over 51 million page views a month! Supported by a fun and informative blog and several social media channels, the sites are also popular in the USA and the United Kingdom. Currently UsedEverywhere. com is running a contest that gives you the chance to win one of four prizes worth $1,000. Simply list your items to sell, trade or give away in the household category of and you are automatically entered to win!

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Little Valley Farms has partnered with NewGold Inc. to supply locally-grown B.C. beef to the Blackwater project camp, with the meat being processed locally at the Country Locker. Little Valley Farms is a third-generation farming operation with over 100 years of history in the Nechako Valley. “Little Valley Farms has been providing fresh local beef in our region for generations, and I know that workers at the Blackwater project camp will appreciate having quality, locally-sourced beef from a great local farm,” said John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes in a press release. “This new partnership between Little Valley and NewGold really benefits ev-

ture of agriculture in the Nechako Valley. Little Valley Farms looks forward to working with the other producers in the area to supply the NewGold camp.

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Back to Work/School Ahh what a wonderful time of year, to go to a place where you can spend your entire day learning. With the coming of the new school year comes many new and exciting changes. Some of the topics we will be discussing for the next few articles will be: back to school lunches, sleep, clothing, expressing yourself, acne, eating disorders and sports warm ups and injury prevention. So let’s start with food: your school day starts (and should start) with breakfast, skipping breakfast sets your body up for cravings, low energy, low focus and lethargy, it makes the day drag on and at times unbearable. Having a proper breakfast, one not loaded with sugar (try to eat only 27g a day) but fruits and oatmeal which release their sugars slowly giving you plenty of energy throughout the day and keeping you on track until your next snack or meal. Lunch is a great way to fuel that body and mind for the rest of the school day, eat a variety of fruits, with one of the best sandwiches for fuel is peanut butter and jelly (carbs, proteins, fruit, sugar)... it is an all in one. If you have a peanut free facility then look at substituting with safe alternatives like almond, cashew or other nut butters (check with your school or work place for the acceptable substitutions) snacking throughout the day is best and a nice way to top off that energy so you avoid overeating. Try a fruit salad and make it fun, a smoothie or otherwise. As for beverages: water.. good clean and if you can, alkaline (refer to previous water articles) will help keep you hydrated and refreshed. Being dehydrated starts with dry mouth, feeling thirsty and actually increases fatigue. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help keep your energy up, body hydrated and fueled (with no sugar crash). All in all, remember to take your time and enjoy lunch, not to skip meals in the day and provide good clean fuel for your body! All the best! Welcome back to the new school year and all the best, to the students and others alike!

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