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A ten-person crew made up mostly of local workers, is completely redoing the townhouses on the north side of Park Lane. Owner John Bourdeau says they will finish the first 15 units by mid-September and the last six will be a project for next year. See the story below.

Mayor Bill Holmberg toured the Alberta Oil Sands last week, Aug. 14 to 16. Organized and funded by Northern Gateway, the oil sands tour invited representatives from communities along the proposed pipeline corridor from Alberta to B.C. The company decided such a tour was in order after facing a number of questions about the origin of the crude oil it hopes to pump for customers of its planned Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to a marine terminal at Kitimat, said company official Ivan Giesbrecht. He says Enbridge has been hosting tours of several locations considered key in its

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efforts to seek approval for its Northern Gateway pipeline. Mayor Bill Holmberg says 28 people took the tour, including Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold and a real cross section of others - from engineers, to First Nations, to mayors, to friends of the river and a few from Telkwa and Topley. See OIL on Page 2

“Houston is one of the better towns to invest in in the north” By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

The townhouses on the north side of Park Lane are being completely redone this fall. Owner John Bourdeau says he and his partner Kirk Adam bought the 21 townhouse units July 1, and the first 15 units will be ready to rent mid-September. “We stripped these buildings right down

to the bare bones and are rebuilding them,” Bourdeau said. He says the units will have new roofs and flooring, new outside insulation and vinyl siding, new windows and doors, and new furnaces, hot water tanks, appliances and kitchens. “I think it’s the social responsibility of the landlord to provide good, clean, affordable accommodations,” he

said. They’re doing 15 units this year and next spring will finish with the six-plex on the west side of the road, he said. Bourdeau says they are working with the District of Houston to develop a plan for the appearance of the grounds, and are talking about putting two mini-parks on either side of the units. “If its a family

place, you need to have a place for the kids. “We decided to buy this and do a real good job on it, basically adding 20 years to the buildings,” Bourdeau said. He says they try to hire and buy materials locally as much as they can. The ten-person labour force is all from Houston except for the site manager, and the roofing, electrical

and plumbing work was all contracted locally, he said. Living in Maple Ridge with a background in mining, engineering and real estate, Bourdeau says he and his partner own other property in the Lower Mainland as well, and this year they decided to start concentrating investment on the north. “We studied the north and different

opportunities quite a bit, and we found that the economic engine in Houston is very stable with the sawmills, the mine and the many small businesses around. “We analyzed the economic engine, the stability of the area, and the diversity. “We think that Houston is one of the better towns to invest in in the north,” said Bourdeau. He says they are

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OIL from Page 1 “The group includes civic leaders and business people. “The group has been quite impressed at the size and scope of the operation here,” said Giesbrecht. They toured the facilities of Suncor Energy Inc., a client of Enbridge, and saw the Enbridge facilities, which was basically a bunch of holding containers, said Mayor Bill Holmberg. “For me it was an eye opener,” he said, adding that he’s never been to the oil sands before. “Basically they wanted to enlighten us on what Enbridge is doing, what the

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sands look like as far as meeting the environmental guidelines and what they’re doing to be as green as they can be. “I think it’s something that Canadians can take pride in. “They’re doing a great job up there, they have lots of environmental issues but they are working through them,” Holmberg said. He says they even went to a reclaimed tailings pond that was probably 300 hectares or more, and it had wildlife, grasses growing in it, and coyotes hanging around. “It looked like northern Alberta,” Holmberg said. He adds that the oil sands procedure is “pretty messy and pretty dirty.” Holmberg says they got to see another system where they drill down and inject steam into the earth, and it thins out the oil which runs into a parallel pipe below. He says the system is less invasive than the typical method, but fairly labour intensive and cost prohibitive in some areas, and production is much less. “I think they’re under some huge

pressure to get better e nv i r o n m e n t a l l y,” said Holmberg. He says that the pipelines in Alberta are full, and they have no more capacity to move oil, no where else to move it. “They’re struggling in the oil sands right now,” he said. Holmberg says they also saw a 2,800-man camp (now called a lodge), similar to the 2,400man lodge planned for Kitimat. “ T h e infrastructure and the logistics of what they do up there is mind boggling,” said Holmberg, adding that their camp would probably hold it’s own with medium sized hotels in Vancouver. He says that even though Enbridge organized the tour, it felt like a Suncor tour, and they didn’t have much discussion about the proposed pipeline. “It really didn’t enlighten me much as far as what Enbridge’s whole package is going to look like up this way,” he said. “It certainly showed me that the oil sands seems to be on the right track, but they’ve got a ways to go. “They’re under huge scrutiny out there,” he said.

HOPE forToday Worship Whom?

What is the most important thing in our life? Is it our spouse? Our children? Sometimes I hear people say the most important thing is that we are healthy. Often we hear politicians tell us the economy or health care is most important. One day a friend and I were having a discussion about something on the street in Smithers. As we were speaking, my friend happened to lean lightly on a car that was parked beside him. Suddenly a woman started yelling at him. “Quit leaning on my car, that’s my car, you might scratch it.” Could it be that this woman was worshipping her car? The word worship comes from the root words worth-ship. The thing that is most important to us is that which has most worth to us, and that which is of most worth to us, is that which we worship. The first and second of the Ten Commandments say “You must not have any other god but me. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.” Exodus 20:4 NLT When Satan tempted Jesus, saying he would give him all the kingdoms of the world, if Jesus would only bow down and worship him, Jesus answered, “Get out of here Satan…. For the Scriptures say ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’” Matthew 4:10 NLT After Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas, one of the disciples, doubted other’s testimony about Jesus’ resurrection, but after feeling the scars of the wounds in Jesus’ hands and side proclaimed to him, “My Lord and my God!” then Jesus told him “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:28,29 NLT We are also told “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10 NLT There is no question, we will all bow our knee in worship to God, but when will this happen? We can freely bow to him and worship him as our Lord and Savior now, while he is extending grace and mercy to all who will call out to him (Acts 10:42,43; 1 John 1:9), or we will be compelled to bow before him when it is too late, and he judges all men for their unconfessed sins. (Romans 2:16; 2 Peter 2:9,10) Submitted by Ken Penner Sponsored by Riverside Gardens


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Council denies smokehouse for public safety By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Council will not approve a smokehouse in the Houston Community Garden because of concerns about bears and public safety. Houston Link to Learning submitted a request to council for approval to build a smokehouse at the Community Garden to use as an education tool as part of the Stepping Stones project. At the previous council meeting Aug. 6, council heard from Link to Learning and from residents who opposed the proposed smokehouse because of concerns about bears, increased traffic and parking issues. Since then, council also received a letter from one resident on Copeland North Ave. who stated her support of the garden but her opposition to the smokehouse. “I do not support the location of the smokehouse… I am First Nations, my mother was Similkameen, and I lived and worked on reserve for nine years,” the resident said in her letter. She went on to say that she has used a community smokehouse, is aware of the care and maintenance requirements. “I can tell you with certainty that traditionally in the communities I lived and worked in, a smokehouse would not be located adjacent to homes. Generally smokehouses were located away from where people lived,” she said, adding that it has changed in recent years because of theft, but changes have brought challenges with bears. “There is no way to ‘clean’ the smell of fish and meat from the house,” she said. The resident enclosed information from the B.C. Ministry of Environment about reducing issues with bears around smokehouses, and listed several factors that rule out the Community Garden location. “The area is already

frequented by bears, there is dense bush close by, and we know that there are berries on the dyke and fish in the Bulkley River which provide food source for the bears in the fall already,” she said. “I would love to have access to a smokehouse in this community…and I hope that Houston Link to Learning can find another location,” said the resident. At the meeting last Tuesday, council discussed the issue and all agreed that the Community Garden is not a good location for a smokehouse. Councillor Rick Lundrigan said that he cannot support the smokehouse proposal because of the percent of the neighbourhood opposing it and the issue of public safety. “I did some research and there is plenty of evidence to support that smokehouses will attract bears. Although there are some deter-

rents that can be done, there’s not a lot of evidence that proves that they’re overly successful at deterring bears from coming around,” he said. Mayor Bill Holmberg and Deputy Mayor Shane Brienen agreed. “I think it’s a great educational idea, I like what they’re trying to do, but I don’t feel it’s the location,” said Brienen. C o u n c i l l o r Jonathan Van Barneveld said he grew up in that area and remembers bear encounters every fall. “The smokehouse, whether it contributes to it or not, is a factor.” He says that with all the documents provided, there was not a lot of facts presented from either side, and the letter quoted above was the most helpful document received. With the information supplied, stating that traditional smokehouses were

never in residential areas and the fact that you’ll never get a scent-free smokehouse, Van Barneveld says he agrees not to ap-

prove the Community Garden for the smokehouse. “It’s about public safety,” said Lundrigan.

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n two weeks, students across the region will be heading back to school, and already the hustle and bustle of buying school supplies and shopping for new clothes is in full swing. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Pollara, it is anticipated that $428 is going to be spent, per child, on purchasing supplies and new items for the upcoming school year. In addition to buying supplies and clothes, it is also important for students of all grades to prepare mentally for the upcoming months. A new school year gives opportunity for students to open a fresh chapter in their academic path. Hence, it is a great chance for students to set goals and milestones they would like to achieve, as resolutions for the school year. Now is also the time for students to focus on their past successes and not dwell on any failures, so they can envision success for the new journey on which they will embark. By adopting an attitude of positivity, hard work, and optimism, students will be ready to tackle any new content or challenges that come their way. Certainly, it is always a good thing to learn from your past weaknesses and improve on them in the future. The new academic year offers students an opportunity to start fresh and begin from a clean slate. For elementary school students, the next two weeks would be a great opportunity to get acquainted with the school schedule and maybe begin their regular bedtime routines, so that they can gradually get back into school mode. For high school and university students, now is an opportune time to set goals, arrange study schedules and possibly consider some options for extracurricular and volunteer activities that they will be participating in for the next semester, in addition to their studies. University and college students can also consider possible programs that may help prepare them for an exchange or co-op term for the next spring or summer semester.  Students of all grade levels should also pre-plan and research any campus study help or resources available to them before the school year begins. For students in elementary and high school, for instance, there are often after-school study clubs and many teachers are also available for help. University students should look into possible study resources offered by university teaching assistants and professors. By preparing oneself mentally for the new grade or semester, one can build a solid foundation for the first few weeks of school, and this strong start can lead to continued success. The new school year offers everyone the chance to hit the reset button and begin anew. With focus and hard work, any student can achieve academic and extracurricular excellence. So as we get closer to September and the beginning of a new school year, it is imperative for students to build a confident  attitude for all the achievements and successes that await them. - Japreet Lehal, Black Press

Enbridge guided tour of the oil sands By Josette Weir

(An Opinion of the Oil Sands Following a Tour of the Site)

I feel run down and my throat hurts. Is it because I feel choked or is there something I cannot swallow? I have just returned home from an Enbridge sponsored, guided tour of the Fort McMurray tar sands. Upon request and to their credit, Enbridge agreed to include me in their latest junket in spite of my open opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Fort McMurray is a hole in the boreal forest 467 kms north of Edmonton. From the air the sprawling housing for its more than 100,000 inhabitants looks as if it is bursting at the seams because Crown land allocations are limited and there are seemingly constant traffic jams. Everything is young and new, including the population whose median age is 31. Superlatives abound: largest airport traffic in Canada, nearly

completed largest recreational complex in Canada. Average house prices have reached $650,000. The two methods of extracting tar sands heavy crude (bitumen) are mining and in situ recovery - both needing lots of water and energy. Mining is done open pit using the huge trucks often shown in the media. Interestingly, 30% of the truck drivers are female, very much liked for their gentler handling of the equipment. Bitumen mining requires the controversial tailing ponds lining the Athabasca River, which also receives the “treated” water. In situ recovery uses steam and does not require tailing ponds. Suncor boasted about their 200 ha reclaimed area representing less than 1% of the land they used. A new directive from the Alberta Energy Regulations requires them to reclaim 50% in the future, albeit nobody knows if this is

even possible. While there, I felt a mix of fascination and horror; fascination from witnessing the technological prowess and accomplishments. Horror not only from the scale of destruction, but also from a sense of planetary disconnection. There is no doubt that the young, happy, extremely well paid people and the significant number of foreign workers who could not dream of a $80,000/yr salary drying laundry in their own country, are all there for the money. However this is an unprecedented destruction of land, water and air allowed by extremely lenient government regulations. A recently released report shows 4063 chronic and repetitive contraventions by the major players between 1996-2012 with an enforcement rate of 0.9% and a median penalty $4,500. Further, the area

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affected is larger than the extraction area. Carcinogenic products associated with bitumen extraction were found in lake sediments 90 kms from the extraction site. None of that was mentioned in the factoids delivered by the tour guide. Neither was mentioned the contribution of the tar sands extraction to global warming, the most crucial issue of our time. Even if as claimed the contribution is only a few percentage points to global carbon emissions, such added percentage points can be the tipping point for disastrous consequences to come. It appears like a delusional world propped up by our heavily lobbied federal leaders promoting their aggrandized vision of Canada as a super energy power. By tripling production in the next 20 years, the CAPP representative explained that there still will be 100 years left of production

(instead of 500). Are we to continue letting giant oil multinationals decide on our behalf or are we to develop a vision that will protect the planet and include the well-being of future generations? The importance of the contribution of tar sands extraction to the Canadian economy is not supported by the numbers presented during the visit. If Alberta is receiving $2.3 billion in royalties, why has it recorded a $2.8 billion deficit in 2012? Federal taxes amounting to $1.5 billion represent a rather small percentage of the $1.74 trillion Canadian GDP. No wonder I feel choked. For those of us who have not stepped into the “bitumen bubble,” it is clear that the future lays in careful planning for the reduction of our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with a renewed sense of world citizenship and care for future generations.

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“I get to learn new stuff.”

“I get to learn and see new stuff. And I get to see the new classroom.”

“My favourite is when we get to go to gymnastics. We do stretches and we climb on the big rubber blocks.”

“I get to play with my friends at lunch. And I like my teacher.”

By Jackie Lieuwen

Municipal election reform for 2014 in November of 2014. Details on the changes are to be spelled out in a white paper next month. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said additional changes will also require disclosure and registration of third-

party advertisers in local government elections. Sponsorship information will also be mandatory on all election advertising, and campaign finance disclosures will have to be filed within 90 days, instead of 120 days. Limits on campaign spending

for candidates, organizations and third-party advertisers are also coming, but they will be held back for implementation for the 2017 elections in order to allow more time for consultations. The province is also expected to push municipal campaigns

up one month, to run in the third week of October starting in 2017. Oakes said the changes will improve transparency and a c c o u n t a b i l i t y, calling them the most significant modernization of local election legislation in nearly two decades. The changes will apply to elections for municipalities,

Weekly police report

file is still under investigation. *** On Aug 16 at 7 p.m., police arrested a female who had an arrest warrant for an assault in Smithers, and Sgt. Rose says she was then released to attend court in Smithers. *** Police got a report at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 17 of a disturbance with five to six people at a Houston trailer court. Sgt. Rose says the subjects were identified, the majority were under the influence of alcohol, and most were uncooperative with police. Police identified an alleged culprit of an assault, but they have not yet been located, Sgt. Rose said. *** At 12:07 a.m. Aug. 17, police got report of a drunk person at 2035 Sullivan Way. Sgt. Rose says police found a drunk male in the stairwell, arrested him and lodged him in cells un-

til sober. *** Police got a report at 5:33 p.m. Aug. 17 of a collision on the Bymac Forest Service Road. Sgt. Rose says police didn’t find anyone inside the vehicle, but talked to the owner and found that the crash was several hours prior, the driver was uninjured and the damage was minimal. *** At 12:28 a.m. Aug. 18, police got a report of a disturbance at a local pub. Sgt. Rose says police identified the primary aggressor, arrested him for being drunk in a public place, and lodged him in cells until sober. The case is still under investigation, said Sgt. Rose. *** At 1:22 a.m. Aug. 18, police got a report of intoxicated youths at a local liquor establishment. Sgt. Rose says one youth found inside

was previously told to leave by police, so he was arrested for being drunk in a public place and released when sober with a violation ticket. *** At 9 p.m. Aug. 18, police got a report of mischief at a local hotel. Sgt. Rose says police talked with witnesses who reported that a male threw a piece of wood through a window, but police have not yet located the male. *** At 10:27 p.m. Aug. 18, while investigating previous mischief, police found a male in breach of a courtordered curfew. Sgt. Rose says the male was arrested, held, and appeared in court Aug. 19 where he pled guilty and was sentenced to six days in jail. *** Police got a report Aug. 20 at 9:57 a.m. of a break and enter into a home on Nadina

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Police got report of an assault at a home on Hagman Crescent at 5:54 a.m. Aug. 16. RCMP Sgt. Rose says police talked to a male and female and arrested a male for domestic assault, releasing him to return for Houston court Oct. 7. *** Police got a call on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. about horses near Topley that were knocking down fences and entering the neighbours field. Sgt. Rose says police talked to the horse owners who agreed to keep their animals in their own property and put up a proper fence. *** Police got a report at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 16 of a minivan that had lost a tire on Highway 16 near Topley. Sgt. Rose says it appeared that the

bolts on the tire were sheered off, and the driver was not injured in the accident. *** Police got a call at 1:47 p.m. Aug. 16 of a disturbance at a business in Topley. Sgt. Rose says a customer was unhappy with a store employee who refused to process a transaction with a credit card number that was written on a piece of paper. Although it’s not a criminal offence, as part of the credit card agreement, the physical card must be presented for a transaction to be made, said Sgt. Rose. *** On Aug. 16 at 2:15 p.m., police got a report that a horse was hit by a vehicle on Buck Flats Road in the prior 24 hours. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was not identified and the

regional districts, park boards, the Islands Trust and boards of education. Union of B.C. Municipalities president Mary Sjostrom said she’s pleased with the commitment and said the government’s phased approach should ensure the changes work well for the full range of B.C. communities. NDP local

government critic Selina Robinson was critical of the delay to impose a campaign spending cap and said she’s not sure why the province needs more time and a white paper to act. “What have they been doing?” she asked, adding six different ministers have had a combined six years to deliver reforms sought by UBCM.

Way. Sgt. Rose says the offence occurred overnight and the offender gained access through an unlocked back door and stole several electronics. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. *** Police got a report Aug. 20 at 11:33 a.m. of an accident on Buck Flats Road. Sgt. Rose says police found that a dump truck in the area snagged overhead wires and pulled down a fibre optic cable and a hydro power line. The driver was not injured and there was no damage to the vehicle, Sgt. Rose said. *** Police got a report Aug. 20 at 6:04 p.m. of mischief in the hall at 2035 Sullivan Way. Sgt. Rose says police arrested a male for breaching court conditions and released him

to appear in court Oct. 7. *** At 6:45 p.m. Aug. 20, police arrested two males who they’d been looking for in relation to a break and enter at the Senior’s Centre. Sgt. Rose says the males were both released to face break and enter charges on Oct. 7. One male was also in breach of conditions to not use or possess controlled substances, so he will face those charges as well, said Sgt. Rose. *** Police got a report Aug. 21 at 9:42 p.m. of a disturbance at a home on Butler Ave. Sgt. Rose says police arrested a female who had attempted to assault her spouse with a knife, and she will face charges for assault with a weapon. *** Sgt. Rose says that in the past seven days there have been two traffic related complaints.


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time the coach pointed at the world championships, was bred in a small town and you beat some of me. It was like, “Ruth!” and the year after that will be the these big shots, it’s a great feeling,” she said. my heart was fluttering as I olympic qualifier and then the Three months ago, her well-named horse Her crown came from New Mexico, but 2016 Olympics are in Brazil. The 2016 Basketball jumped up,” she said. Crayola had a foal that Gregorowich plans to when Houston’s own Rebecca Dallaire won the After the European tour, “Definitely the Olympics Olympics are her goal, and train up in Alberta and Oklahoma. first-ever Smithers Rodeo Queen contest, the she already has her foot in the they had a break, and then in are a goal of mine. “I’m hoping she can be my world contendmoment was totally Bulkley Valley. July she headed back to the “It’s a bit of a crazy dream, door. er,” she says. When a stubborn sash worn by one of her Hooked into a basketball University of Alberta to train but there’s a crack in the door The youngest of this year’s rodeo royals, fellow rodeo royalties needed a pin, it came whirlwind, Ruth Hamblin for eight days before heading now that I’m going to try and Adele Murray says the contest was her first courtesy of a spectator who happened to have a spent her summer with the off to China for their second capitalize on. time giving a public speech, let alone a TV inspare in his arm sling. “It’s up to me now to take Canadian Senior Women’s tour. terview. And high among the diamond driller’sThey caps won second place in my game to the level it needs National basketball team, Murray did great, says organizer Andi Houland Western art given out as door prizes at the taking tours to Europe and to China, with six games and to be. den, picking up the award for Most Improved Aug.18 coronation was an egg carton fifour lled with wins, she said. “It motivates me to train China. Public Speaker. home-made fire-starter and a bag of gardenRuth didn’t make it on extra hard and work hard,” “It was crazy, I was super At home, Murray keeps eight fish and a fresh potatoes. excited. It just kind of blew the team for the next tour to she said. cat named Chevy along with her one and only If that sounds too homespun a prizeBrazil, for suchbut she says she is pretRuth says she is headed my mind,” she said, explainhorse, Chip. a regal event, the three girls who competed this ing how she felt when asked ty happy for the opportunity back August 31 on a full-ride “I was on a riding lesson and I ended up ridyear had plenty of sparkle on their crowns, belt scholarship to Oregon State to play for the Canadian na- she had. ing her and fell in love,” Murray said. buckles and metallic blue riding chaps to“It’s out- not normal to be that University for her sophomore tional team. “I said ‘I want this one—I don’t care about shine it. Ruth says she tried out for young on the team,” Ruth year. any of the others.” Dallaire’s mother Bibs says the sparkling She will return to her daily, the Under 19 Canadian de- said, adding that the averMurray bugged her dad about Chip for years side of the contest, which combines fashion, basketball velopment team in May, and age age is 26 and all the oth- three-hour-long until one fine December day in 2008. speaking and horsemanship events, is somethen she and a few others were er players play professional practices, and weekend bas“I woke up that Christmas morning and she thing best left to her daughter. asked to stay for the national basketball overseas or in the ketball trips with the Oregon was standing outside,” she says. “She likes shiny things,” she saysWNBA. with a State Beavers, and she will team tryouts to see what the Chip is a fast horse, Murray said, a thoroughlaugh. “She’s like a magpie.” She says playing with them tackle her second year in the next level of play looked like. bred and quarter-horse cross who is more into Dallaire’s father Marcel also morewas toward “slightly overwhelming” engineering program. “We were supposed to just gymkhanas and barrel racing than showing. rodeo than royalty. Asked what it’s like taking be there for a three day tryout, because of their elite skills, Murray also came to the contest without a “I think they should all have to ridebut a bull,” she also learned a lot from engineering along with basbut at the end of the three lot of show experience, but her confidence grew he joked. “The one who’s under 8.2them. seconds ketball, Ruth said it’s not easy. days everybody else left and after a practice session she held at her house in gets to keep the crown!” Dallaire, ridesdefinitely in the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair on Aug. 22 with Am“They’re Rebecca great people and front,“It’s a challenge they asked me to stay,” she the weeks before. But speaking with Dallaire and they her felber Gregorowich, and Adele Murray, right. push you and you can left, trying to excel at basketball said. “We had good times,” she says. Each of the low rodeo princesses Amber Gregorowich and Photo by Grant Harris So for May, Ruth trained learn so much from them,” and academics, and maintain girls took a practice spin down a pretend “runAdele Murray, it’s clear that for them too, being your sanity. with the national team at the she said. how different horse breeds and bloodlines are “Paint horses are my favourite breed because way” that stretched from her kitchen to the livrodeo royalties means more than a smile Ruth and a says she has learned “But you make it work, and University of Alberta, and doing. there one of the most versatile horses, and no ing room, she added, with coaching from former slow wave. then they flew to Europe for a so much about basketball, use your time very efficiently,” Williams Lake rodeo queen Savannah Davies. Paint and quarter horses are favourites for two look the same,” she says. Now 22 years old, Dallaire has been riding two week tour, starting in the learned new skills and has she said. As for who finally won the queen’s crown or barrel racing, she says. “You can do jumping, you can do barrel rachorses since before she could walk. gotten more range with her For now, Ruth is enjoying Czech Republic, then going to “They’re built to take off from a standstill ing, Western pleasure, they make amazing kids’ the princess tiaras, Murray said the three friends And while she likes to show horses,jumping. Dallaire her time home in Houston. Serbia, and ending in France. into high speed, and they handle corners really horses, they drive, and they’re not as skittish or agreed it was no big deal. says her biggest thrill is barrel racing. “In high school I was al“It’s so nice to be home. I They played eight games “We’re all good,” she said, smiling. well also.” spooky as some other breeds.” “Your heart gets racing as soon as you come ways the tallest and that was love Houston and my family and won five. Smithereens got their first chance to meet Of the two, her mother Bibs says she likes At 23, Gregorowich has plenty of Smithers through the gate,” she says. “Everything hapAsked about the highlight, definitely a huge advantage, so and friends that are here. paint horses best. and Terrace horse shows under her belt already, their rodeo royals during the fall fair last weekpens incredibly fast—you don’t havegoing time toto this next level, there “It’s nice to come back to Ruth said it was her first game “They say on the fifth day, God created the but in the next two years she hopes to scout out end and Rodeo Queen Rebecca Dallaire will be make mistakes.” are girls my size almost every the relaxing ways of Houston at the Czech Republic. “If you mess up in your pattern and lose half horse and on the sixth day he painted all the the world show for paint horses in Fort Worth, riding a paint horse made for celebrity. “I was just overwhelmed game so you have to learn to where it doesn’t really matter “He’ll definitely be the prettiest horse there,” good ones.” Texas. or even a tenth of a second, that couldplay change differently and get a bit if you’re out there big time or with the fact that I was there Rodeo princess Amber Gregorowich agrees. “It’s the best of the best,” she says, adding says Rebecca’s mother. “He’s the Ashton Kutchyour position from first to fifth and your payout whatever, you’re still just Ruth playing with the Olympic more sneaky,” she said. Photo by Romain Chaib. Used with permission. A confident speaker who won this year’s that she would like nothing better than to win at er of the horse world.” might not even happen.” She says next year the Hamblin, the little girl who Ruth Hamblin toured to Europe and China this summer with the Canadian National team, “He thinks he’s a male model, he really Dallaire watches rodeo and racetrack events award for speech craft, Gregorowich warns that Fort Worth with a Bulkley Valley-bred horse. “I remember the first Canadian team will play in grew up here.” basketball team, the team that will be the Canadian Olympic team in 2016. “If you go down to worlds with a horse that does.” all over North America, keeping a sharp eye on she could talk about paints forever. Houston Today

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Newsletter ~ August 28th, 2013 edition Keep your Garbage Contained

Where the welcome is warm and the wilderness beckons! Upcoming Council Meetings: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Tuesday, October 1, 2013 The above meetings are held at 7:00pm in Council Chambers, 3367 – 12th Street. The Agendas can be viewed on the District’s website: www.houston.ca

Website: www.houston.ca Please visit the website for info on: • • • • • •

Council Meeting Agendas Pool Schedule Arena Schedule Important Public Notices Tenders & Job Opportunities Lost Dogs

Municipal Office Hours The Municipal Office located at 3367 – 12th Street is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on statutory holidays) Email: doh@houston.ca Phone: 250-845-2238 Fax: 250-845-3429

For Public Works Emergencies (example: water main break) Call the Municipal Office @ 250-845-2238 for a recorded message with the contact number of the person on call.

Pool & Gym Phone: 250-845-7420 Email: reception@houston.ca

Arena Phone: 250-845-7432

Burning Permits Required All open burning within the District of Houston requires a Burning Permit all year round. To obtain a permit contact the Fire Department at 250-845-2250

Loose items in your garbage toters can pose a threat or be blown by the wind creating a mess. Please bag all items before you place them in your toter. Bagging trash keeps your toter cleaner and does not allow items to stick or freeze to the bottom. Before you throw trash into your toter please remember that we do have a Recycling Depot in Houston located at 2266 Nadina Avenue in the industrial area. The Recycling Depot accepts the following items for recycling: • Beverage containers, plastic milk jugs, #2 plastics, electronics, cameras, cell phones, florescent bulbs and ink toners; • Cardboard – flatten boxes (no waxy cardboard); • Mixed paper – separate into newsprint, office paper, glossy paper (magazines); • They will purchase automotive and equipment batteries; Virtually all types of ready-to-drink beverage containers can also be recycled. Please recycle and help save the environment by keeping as many items as possible out of your toter and the landfill. The items you return will be recycled into something new!

House Numbers

Is your house number clearly posted on your home? In order to assist emergency response by fire, ambulance or police to locate your residence; it is very important that your house number be placed in an area that is visible from the street (day or night). For your safety, please take the time to ensure that your house number is clearly visible.

Public Meeting – We want to hear from you!

Mr. John Guenther has joined the District team on an interim basis to help update the Zoning and Subdivision & Development Services Bylaws and to provide advice regarding incidental updates to the Houston Official Community Plan. Mr. Guenther and the District of Houston want to hear from you! Have you wondered how municipalities plan for: • Places for streets, parks, houses, or businesses? • Protecting sensitive areas such as river banks or parks? • Enhancing spaces with landscaping? • Secondary suites/carriage cottages (detached dwellings)? • Livestock – chickens, sheep, goats, etc.? Join us to provide your comments by participating in our next public meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the public meeting on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in the District Council Chambers, 7:00 p.m. - Refreshments will be served. For more information or to share your ideas, please contact Councillor Michalle Jolly at 250-845-4201 or michalle.jolly@houston.ca or John Guenther at the District of Houston 250-845-2238; johng2@telus.net; or check us out on our website at http://www.houston.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/jjguent

Water Restrictions

Annually from May 1st to October 31st the use of water supplied through the District of Houston Water System, for other than domestic requirements, is restricted due to seasonal increases in water consumption and to ensure adequate water supplies for fire fighting and domestic demands. Restricted uses include lawn/garden watering and will be imposed as follows: EAST OF BUCK CREEK (example: Butler Ave) MAY water on even calendar days between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ONLY WEST OF BUCK CREEK (example: Mountainview Drive) MAY water on odd calendar days between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ONLY

Union of BC Municipalities Convention

Members of Council are getting prepared to travel to Vancouver the week of September 16th to September 20th to attend the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention. The annual conference brings together leaders from all levels of government for a series of study sessions, workshops and meetings. This event provides an opportunity for Council to meet with Provincial Ministers and government officials/agencies to discuss local issues and is vital to the promotion and sustainability of our community

Website Service

In an effort to better serve the public, the District has enabled an interactive component on its website at www.houston.ca where residents can complete and submit non-emergency requests electronically. You will no longer have to wait for regular office hours to call in your request to the District. You now have the option of submitting your request at your convenience after hours and on weekends by clicking the “Submit a Request for Service” button on the home page. Once you have submitted your request, you will receive an email confirmation with a tracking number where you can monitor the status of your request. For requests of an urgent or emergency nature, please call the Municipal Office. Please note that although you can submit your request electronically at your convenience, requests received will only be monitored by staff during normal working hours. The District will make every effort to respond to your request in a timely manner but this will strictly depend on work priorities.

Dungate Community Forest

Dungate Community Forest is accepting applications from nonprofit groups and organizations. Applications can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce, District of Houston Municipal Office and the Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Houston. For more information contact dungatecomfor@houston.ca

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Council is upgrading the lighting at the Houston arena before the next ice season. The $22,000 upgrade replaces the 55 metal halide lights with T-5 High Output fluorescent fixtures, which will improve the arena lighting and save costs on energy, maintenance and repairs. “The project would

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The Public Library wrapped up the Summer Reading Club last Wednesday, giving awards to the standout readers. Over the six-week summer, the group read a total of 1169 books, and the overall Out of This World Reader was Kylie Pressaco with 116 books read. Submitted photo

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Mount Milligan begins production By Ruth Lloyd Black Press

Mount Milligan Mine is expected to begin production this month. The primary crusher and conveyor have already been commissioned and

the concentrator is ready for a phased start-up. Commercial p ro d u c t i o n , however, will take a bit longer, as everything gets rolling, with commercial production in the fourth quarter

and then another 12 months or “ramping up” before full p r o d u c t i o n capacity is reached. T h o m p s o n Creek Metals reported a fairly strong second quarter relative to previous quarters

in 2013 and 2012, and share prices went from $2.88 to $3.00 overnight as a result. Mt. Milligan is expected to begin at a lower rate of operation, but once full production is in effect, the projection estimate

is for the mine to produce 89 million pounds of copper and 262,000 ounces of gold a year over the first six years, with these amounts dropping to 81 million pounds and 194,000 ounces of gold per year after this.

INITIATIVE PETITION An initiative to amend the Police Act

KNOW THE RULES If you plan to participate in the initiative campaign, it’s important that you know the rules.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT #54 (BULKLEY VALLEY) 2013/2014 School Bus Schedule #6 WALCOTT Driver: Laura BUS A3542 STOP NAME

TIME MORNING

DIELEMAN RD BARRET HAT RD SPOONER RD BELL'S (Stock Creek) BARRET STN RD SEINEN FRNTG RD ESTATES DR # 1020 ESTATES DR # 1013 ESTATES DR # 1009 ESTATES DR # 1004 ESTATES DR/PIONEER RD GUSHWA RD ALIX FRNTG RD HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL AFTERNOON HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL ALIX FRNTG RD GUSHWA RD ESTATES DR/PIONEER RD ESTATES DR # 1004 ESTATES DR # 1009 ESTATES DR # 1013 ESTATES DR # 1020 SEINEN FRNTG RD BARRET STN RD BELL'S (Stock Creek) SPOONER RD BARRET HAT RD DIELEMAN RD

7:47 7:55 7:56 7:56 7:57 7:59 8:02 8:02 8:03 8:03 8:04 8:04 8:07 8:14 8:19 8:20 8:26 3:12 3:17 3:19 3:27 3:29 3:31 3:32 3:34 3:35 3:36 3:38 3:40 3:41 3:42 3:43 3:50

This schedule is subject to revisions.

#9 HOUSTON-EAST Driver: Jean BUS 5541 STOP NAME MORNING BELLICINI RD McKILLIGAN RD/HWY 16 MORGAN FRNTG RD (East) GUN RANGE RD (Marcotte) GUN RANGE RD (Malkinson) GUN RANGE RD (Himech) GUN RANGE RD # 3725 GUN RANGE RD/MORGAN RD HWY16 EAST # 4875 (Wardrop) WILLIAMS CRESCENT SHADY REST PARK HWY CRES/WILLIAMS CRES NORWOOD ST/ROYS RD ROYS RD ROYS RD/MOUNT DAVIS MOUNT DAVIS/HWY CRES HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL AFTERNOON SILVERTHORNE HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL MOUNT DAVIS/HWY CRES NORWOOD ST/ROYS RD ROYS RD ROYS RD/MOUNT DAVIS HWY CRES/WILLIAMS CRES SHADY REST PARK WILLIAMS CRESCENT HWY16 EAST # 4875 (Wardrop) GUN RANGE RD/MORGAN RD GUN RANGE RD # 3725 GUN RANGE RD (Himech) GUN RANGE RD (Malkinson) GUN RANGE RD (Marcotte) MORGAN FRNTG RD (East) McKILLIGAN RD/HWY 16 BELLICINI RD

Bus times may vary slightly due to weather and road conditions.

Changes may have been made to the routes, please check the one for your area. Buses will run one hour earlier Thursday afternoons to reflect the Thursday early dismissal time. For additional information for bus schedules or other transportation matters please call 250-847-2865 or visit the School District’s web site: www.sd54.bc.ca

TIME 7:40 7:42 7:46 7:50 7:51 7:53 7:55 7:57 8:00 8:01 8:02 8:03 8:04 8:05 8:06 8:07 8:12 8:13 8:17 8:20 3:09 3:13 3:18 3:19 3:23 3:24 3:25 3:26 3:27 3:28 3:29 3:30 3:33 3:34 3:36 3:37 3:40 3:45 3:48 3:49

ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, SCHOOLS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 11:30 A.M.

#11 BUCK FLATS, LUND RD. Driver: John BUS A1540 STOP NAME MORNING BUCK FLATS TURNAROUND BUCK FLATS # 19030 BALSAM RD BAGGERMAN RD WESTVIEW ESTATES RD ENGLEMAN RD E (Buck Flats) STOELWINDER BUCK FLATS/HARDING RD HARDING RD/BOLD RD TEER RD BUCK FLATS (Long’s) BUCK FLATS # 1615 LUND TURNAROUND BENNETT RD GRENADA PINERIDGE LUND RD # 1011 BUCK FLATS # 1776 HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL AFTERNOON SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL BUCK FLATS # 1776 LUND RD # 1011 PINERIDGE GRENADA BENNETT RD LUND TURNAROUND BUCK FLATS # 1615 BUCK FLATS (Long’s) TEER RD BUCK FLATS/HARDING RD HARDING RD/BOLD RD STOELWINDER ENGLEMAN RD (Buck Flats) WESTVIEW ESTATES RD BAGGERMAN RD BALSAM RD BUCK FLATS # 19030 BUCK FLATS TURNAROUND

TIME 7:23 7:32 7:33 7:34 7:37 7:39 7:40 7:50 7:51 7:53 7:54 7:55 8:00 8:02 8:03 8:04 8:05 8:08 8:13 8:18 8:19 8:24 3:05 3:11 3:17 3:18 3:23 3:25 3:26 3:27 3:28 3:29 3:34 3:35 3:36 3:38 3:39 3:50 3:51 3:52 3:56 3:58 4:01 4:12

#21 TOPLEY / HOUSTON Driver: Christine BUS 5540 STOP NAME MORNING SUNSET LK RD/TAYLOR AVE TOPLEY SCHOOL RICHFIELD LOOP EAST PEROW HWY 16 Dillon UPLANDS (BYE RD) HWY 16 # 13273 Siemens FORSYTH ROAD HARMATI ROAD HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL AFTERNOON SILVERTHORNE SCHOOL HOUSTON CHR SCHOOL HOUSTON SECONDARY TWAIN SULLIVAN SCHOOL HARMATI ROAD FORSYTH ROAD HWY 16 # 13273 Siemens UPLANDS (BYE RD) HWY 16 Dillon PEROW RICHFIELD LOOP WEST TOPLEY SCHOOL SUNSET LK RD/TAYLOR AVE

TIME 7:42 7:45 7:50 7:56 7:57 7:59 8:02 8:03 8:05 8:15 8:21 8:22 8:23 3:05 3:12 3:20 3:21 3:34 3:36 3:38 3:39 3:41 3:44 3:48 3:50 3:52

Please watch for excited children crossing the roads!


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INDEX IN BRIEF Family Announcements .......... 001-007 Community Announcements ... 008-076 Children................................ 080-098 Employment .......................... 102-165 Services ............................... 170-387 Pets/Livestock ...................... 453-483 Items for Sale/Wanted .......... 503-595 Real Estate ........................... 603-696 Rentals ................................ 700-757 Transportation ....................... 804-860 Marine.................................. 903-920 Legals ....................................... Legal

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Help Wanted

AL-ANON Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon meetings are Monday, 7pm at the Houston United Church. Contact numbers are: (250) 845-3356 or (250) 8457774.

FIELD CLERK Needed for out of town work site (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive communicator, understanding of importance of safety culture. Reporting to onsite foreman and Edmonton HO. Transportation to and from work site provided. Potential to grow with company; jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings are at the Houston United Church, Monday and Thursday at 7:00pm. Contact number is:1-877-644-2266

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. Min. commitment of 24 days out/10,000 miles per month required. www.sutco.ca fax: 250-357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 230

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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

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

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HOUSTON COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

“Beanstalk Child Care Centre�

3911 Alfred Ave, Smithers 250.847.3511

Job Options BC Job Skills Training Opportunity

Who is this for? Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Is looking for a Early Childhood Educator or ECE Asstistant Qualifications: • 19 years of age • Licensed E.C.E. or currently enrolled in E.C.E. courses • First Aid or Child Safe certificate Successful candidates will have to complete • Criminal Record Check • Medical Clearance • Updated Immunization Please submit resume by August 28, 2013 to Marianne Dekker @ #118 - 3429 10th Street, P.O. Box 489, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 or fax a copy to 250-845-3482. Any questions, please phone 250-845-3484 and ask for Marianne.

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Unemployed (non E.I. Clients) Must be 18 years of age or older Be legally entitled to work in Canada Not a Student Lack skills required for successful integration into new employment • Be ready and committed to returning to work

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Burns Lake Wood Fibre Haul Seeking qualiÄŽed drivers for immediate openings for Wood Fibre hauling in Houston and Burns Lake.

What will you get? Participants may be eligible to receive: • Class-based skill development - including job searching and career planning • Funding to access training at local educational institutions/trainers • Wage subsidy for on-the-job training

We oÄŤer: • Full Time, Year Round Work • Home Every Day • CompeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve Wage, BeneÄŽts & 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 Funding provided through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Agreement

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Houston Public Library - Book Club: Our current selection is now available - Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sara-Kate Lynch. Read the book and then join us Wed., Sept. 4 at 7pm. NEW - Lego Club: Sept. 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Children ages 6 and up can join us to play, build and create. After School Games Day: Tues., Sept. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Children ages 8 and up can join us for Wii, X-Box and Board games. • Spacious, executive family home with major renovations. For morelevel infoextensively on the above events call 250-845-2256. • Main renovated in 2012. • Very open concept huge,249: bright kitchen with island, granite The Houston Legionwith Branch Meeting: 2nd an Mon. of the month is counter tops and skylight. Executive, 4th Mon. is General Meeting. • Beautiful rock pellet fireplace. • Daylight basement w/large room,open 4th bdrm, and30 workshop. Houston Secondary School rec - Office Aug. storage 19 – Aug. (8:30am • Large lot, fenced yard, 12 x 20 storage shed, carport, paved drive, – 3:00pm) Counsellor hours are Aug. 26 – Aug. 30. 1st day of school for cul-de-sac location. the 2013 is Tuesday, Sept.coverings, 3rd. HSShot webpage: • All appliances, window tub and http://hssweb.sd54.bc.ca pool table included. Houston Dart League is Sat. evenings at 7:30 pm. upstairs at the PRICE CORRECTION! Houston Curling Club.$ Blind doubles games. Seniors Bingo is every Tues. at 7:00 pm at Cottonwood Manor. Entry is $1. Come out & enjoy a fun prize filled evening. Lots of prizes! Houston Community Services is open Mon. thru Fri. from 9:00am to 4:00pm We have clothing to give away. Baby clothing; women’s and mens as well as children of all ages. Come and check it out! The Houston Retirement Housing Society is asking interested parties to provide their names for future vacancies at our Pleasant Valley Village apartments. Please call Barbara @250-845-3356.

WELCOME TO LIFE’S BETTER HALF!

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FAMILY FAVOURED!

Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings every 2nd Tues. of the month at 7:30 pm. Fire practices every Thurs. at 7:30 pm. • Extensively reno’d 4 bedroom, 2 bathInterested? home on huge lotVolunteer in Avalon Fire Structural Firefighting/Hwy Rescue. Topley Subdivision. Dept. is accepting applications. No experience necessary please con• All new flooring on main, new counter tops in kitchen. • Main bath completely updated. or come to a fire practice: Thurs. @ tact Byron - F/C 250-696-3348 • Bright, basement w/ bedroom, games room & family room. 1930 hrs spacious (7:30 pm)

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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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• 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on large corner lot. • Excellent location, easy walking distance to two schools. • Huge deck, lots of windows with a beautiful view. • Full walkout basement, with pellet stove in rec room. • Attached garage and carport. • Beautiful yard with flower beds, garden and greenhouse.

Huckleberry Mines Ltd. is a 19,000 TPD open pit copper molybdenum mine located 120 kilometers south of Houston in west central British Columbia. The mine has been in operation since in September 1997 and closure is planned for 2021. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Environmental Technician

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Environmental Coordinator, the responsibilities will include but not limited to: conducting general water quality monitoring programs as per permit and regulation requirements, maintaining environmental documentation and Àling protocols, maintain and calibrate Àeld equipment, report preparation, environmental inspections and general laboratory work. The majority of the work is conducted outside under a variety of conditions and requires the candidate to be reasonably Àt. 4XDliÀFDtions: Preference will be given to candidates possessing a University degree in Environmental Sciences or a Diploma in Environmental Technology or related Àeld with 2- years e[perience in a relevant Àeld. • Work independently and safely with minimal supervision • ATV, snowmobiling, boating experience and 4x4 pick ups • Solid computer skills including 0S 2fÀce • Previous experience in a mining or industrial setting • Must have a valid BC driver’s license

Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. The work schedule for this position is 4 days on followed by 3 days off. 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. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneÀts including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 4ualiÀed candidates can submit their resumes in conÀdence to: Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email: HR@Huckleberrymines.com

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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:

Fax: 604.517.4701 or Email: hr@huckleberrymines.com

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STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Boats 17 ft. Alum. Canoe “Spring Bok” very stable, perfect for family / hunting canoe. $500. Call (250) 692-2372

TWO (2 X 4) Wilderness four wheelers… asking $2500 for both. Great for grandkids. Call: (250) 845-7707.

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Notice to Remove Private Land from Woodlot Licence W1752. Please be advised that MOUNTAINSIDE ENTERPRISES LTD. is proposing to remove approximately 191 ha of private land from Woodlot Licence W1752 located in the vicinity of Topley on Highway 16 near Forsyth Road. Inquiries and comments to this proposal must be submitted to DWB Consulting Services Ltd attention Melissa Steidle, RPF by 4 PM on September 6th, 2013. Submissions may be made via fax (250-692-7288) or email msteidle@dwbconsulting.ca. All inquiries must be received before 4 PM on September 6th. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Melissa at 250-567-8972.

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Bulkley Valley District Hospital Houston Health Centre PO Box 370, 3950 - 8th Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 PO Box 538, 3202 14th Street Telephone: (250) 847-2611, Fax: (250) 847-2446, www.northernhealth.ca Houston, BC V0J 1Z0

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SNOW REMOVAL (Houston Health Centre) associated with the NWHSDA

Scope of Work: Snow removal from all areas of public and staff parking lots and sanding of lots immediately after. Contractor must be available 7 days a week and able to do work at all hours. We invite interested contractors to submit a list of equipment and hourly rate. For more details of the scope of work contact Wayne Simmonds Manager of Plant & Energy. Submissions may be dropped off at Houston Health Centre or sent via e-mail or fax no later than September 30/13 to wayne.simmonds@northernhealth. ca or faxed to 250-845-7884 attention: Wayne Simmonds or Sally Sullivan.

Adopt a Shelter Cat! Early Deadline Notice

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of Due to cats the Labour long weekend orphaned and abandoned each Day year. the deadline for the September 4th If you can give a homeless cat a second paper will be chance at happiness, please visit yourth Thursday, August 29 at 12:00 noon. local shelter today. Happy Labour Day Weekend! www.spca.bc.ca


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