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LAKES DISTRICT NEWS Takysie Lake yields missing man On Aug. 25, 2013, the body of Prince George resident Brett Smith, 36, was found on Takysie Lake. He was found in open water, after rising to the surface through natural processes.

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Marijuana ticketing idea A recommendation to let police treat simple marijuana possession as a ticketing offence is being opposed by the head of a provincial campaign to decriminalize pot.

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Over the rainbow Local resident Sam Moroski captured this picture and despite the looming black clouds behind the rainbow, it somehow still looked spectacular.

Village of Burns Lake approves Enbridge sign

’No Enbridge Pipeline’ slogan to remain on sign WALTER STRONG In an unusually well-attended meeting of Village of Burns Lake (VBL) council on Aug. 20, 2013, council unanimously voted to approve the permit application for business owner Gwyndolyn Nicholas’ ‘No to Enbridge’ sign despite two complaints brought against it. The sign, on the prominent sidewall of Nicholas’ downtown Burns Lake building, contained the slogan, “Pure water. Fresh Salmon. No Enbridge

pipeline”. The slogan and a logo of the Lakes District Clean Water Coalition (LDCWC) are superimposed over a pristine mountain scene. Two businesses operate out of the location: Nicholas’ business, Health in Order, and a separate business, the New Leaf Cafe. The sign went up in the first week of July.  On July 10, Nicholas received notice that the sign had been put up without following appropriate by-law protocols, which require a permit when a new sign replaces an old. Previously, a typical business sign of the same size occupied the space. At the same time she was notified that the VBL had received two formal complaints that the sign ...see SIGN ▼ P5

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Burns Lake Band members law suit The internal difficulties facing the small but active Burns Lake Band (BLB) - Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation - were brought to a public forum recently during the ‘1000 Drums’ rally in Burns

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Takysie Lake yields missing man Walter strong On Aug. 25, 2013, the body of Prince George resident Brett Smith, 36, was found on Takysie Lake. He was found in open water, after rising to the surface through natural processes. Smith was reported missing to the Burns Lake RCMP on Aug. 8, 2013, after failing to maintain regular contact with family members while in the area for work. A subsequent search of the lake located an abandoned boat on the north shore along with some of Smith’s personal items. After five days of searching using the full resources of Burns Lake Search and Rescue (SAR) as well neighbouring SAR units, the RCMP and other volunteers, the search was officially called off. According to a police report, Terrace SAR were assisting Burns Lake RCMP when the discovery was made on Aug. 25. Smith’s death has been determined non-criminal and turned over to the B.C. Coroner Service. Condolences to the Smith family from Lakes District News.

Happy Anniversary and grand opening day Last weekend Lakes District Maintenance held an open house in celebration of their 25 anniversary along with the grand Annamarie Douglas photos opening of their new buldings.

Local hunters spend locally New ministry survey shows economic importance of hunting in B.C. Walter Strong More than 2500 B.C. hunters were surveyed last March by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO). The ministry was compiling data to understand the economic impact of hunting throughout the province. On a region-by-region basis, hard numbers were put together and recently released as the BC Resident Hunter Expenditure Survey. During the 2012/13 hunting year, the ministry estimates that over 79,000 adult hunters made their way into B.C’s backcountry to hunt game. The

most hunted animals are deer, moose, and elk. On average, individual hunters spent $2900 each during the hunting seasons, or $230 million in total. In the Skeena region, which includes Burns Lake and the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, B.C. hunters spent $13.2 million on hunting-related expenses, which included everything from vehicle and quad purchases, to rifles, ammunition, fuel, food, lodging, and licensing. The three major expenditures for all hunters were large purchases - like ATVs, boats, and campers - at $695 per hunter annually, vehicle fuel at $604 per hunter annually, and food and beverages at $425 per hunter annually. Resident Skeena region hunters spent $9.8 million last year on their hunting trips. Although the exact portion of that money which was spent in other regions isn’t clear, the statistics indicate that the majority of the money spent by local ...see HUNTING

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Jeff Negal

Revite hit the mark

Province should review roadside driving bans

Is anyone else surprised to hear the amount of money spent locally by hunters who live in the region? It came as a real eyeopener for me. Skeena region hunters, those hunters who live in the region that roughly equates the SkeenaBulkely Valley federal riding, spent almost $10 million last year on their hunting trips. Eightyseven percent of those trips were within the region itself, so it looks like most of that money stayed local. Out-of-region hunters spent almost another $3.5 million in our region. That’s not small change when it comes to local businesses that count on tourism dollars. With this phase of downtown revitalization virtually complete, I can’t help but think that we’ll see more of those dollars spent here in Burns Lake. Despite a bit of friction along the way - change is always a challenge and some legitimate concerns remain - the Village of Burns Lake was able to pull off a fantastic upgrade to the look and feel of downtown. I’ve heard it anecdotally quite a few times that visitors to town are consistently pleased with how great town looks now. The results of my own unscientific polling of out-oftown visitors at the Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival, and whenever I meet someone from out of town, is that rolling into Burns Lake is now a very welcoming experience. Having moved here not too long ago myself I, remember what it was like to first drive into the village limits, or rather, straight through Burns Lake without realizing I had missed it. The feeling was, “That was it? I thought downtown was still to come but I guess I missed it.” This isn’t to say anything negative about the old downtown, it’s just that it was easy to think that there was still more to come because nothing really said, ‘this is downtown; stop here.’ Now everything jumps out at you once you arrive. The bright yellow markings, although maybe not something everybody likes, signal to me to start looking for a place to park. The clan carvings say there’s something here to stop and check out. Get out of your car or truck and stay a while. That’s what we were after, right? I think the village hit it on the head with this one. Granted, there’s more to come and more needs to be done. A lot of it is out of the village’s control. Brownfield sites - former fuel sites undergoing environmental remediation - defy a quick fix. It’s probably still a little tricky to park a large trailer or RV, and one long-time business in town lost all its curbside parking. That can’t be dressed up as a plus, no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig. So the expanded parking planned for phase two will be a real boon. The planned town square will be the final piece of the puzzle. There’s no better advertising for a place as somewhere to stop than the sight of other people enjoying their stay. There are challenges to having the highway cut straight through town, but a lot of possibilities as well. It’s great to see the village highlighting the positive.

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The NDP’s justice critic is urging the province to overhaul its process for reviewing roadside driving bans imposed on drinking drivers in light of a recent court ruling. Leonard Krog said the government should proactively offer to re-review other cases if the procedure for weighing challenges turns out to have been incorrect. The B.C. Supreme Court this month quashed one roadside driving ban that had been upheld in the review process, deciding a report setting out guidelines for use of alcohol screening devices was inadmissible. Defence lawyers say the ruling could be grounds for many more roadside prohibitions to be appealed. Krog said the government must be scrupulously fair in how it handles challenges of the penalties, because they take effect immediately and are dispensed at the roadside by police, not a judge. “In our zeal to get drunk drivers off the road, which is something we all share, it doesn’t mean you get to disregard the rights of citizens to fairness in the hearing process,” he said. “It clearly opens up the possibility of many other people asking for judicial reviews.” Government lawyers are still reviewing the implications of the overturned decision. But Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the ruling appears to be largely procedural and unlikely to threaten the three-year-old legislation underpinning the Immediate Roadside Prohibitions. “When you have a new program, you can expect that people are going to take runs at it,” she said. “But fundamentally, the legislation remains very sound.” Anton said about 1,500 roadside prohibitions are issued each month and just two per cent on average are successfully challenged. Alcohol-related fatalities have plunged 51 per cent since the expanded system of suspensions kicked in nearly three years ago – replacing criminal prosecutions of many impaired drivers – and the government estimates 143 lives have been saved. Anton said the regulations continue to have a powerful effect deterring people from drinking and then driving. “People understand the immediate serious consequences that flow from that.” Drivers who get an Immediate Roadside Prohibition can lose their driving privileges for up to 90 days, have their vehicle impounded and face hefty fines as well as costly installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. Documents recently disclosed under Freedom of Information show drivers who challenge their rulings to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles aren’t told if the screening device used to test them was later found to be inaccurate. They’re merely told their driving prohibition was deemed invalid, without provision of specific reasons, usually weeks after the vehicle was impounded and the licence suspended. The province pays towing and storage bills of appellants who are successful.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Defining ‘offensive’ in Burns Lake

Enbridge sign from t P1 was offensive. This triggered an automatic review. Nicholas would have to formally defend the sign against the complaints in writing, as well as submit the appropriate sign change application by Aug. 9. In the meantime, she was free to leave the sign up, at least until this Aug. 20 meeting of VBL council. The details of the staff report to council - which referenced over 30 letters and emails in support of the sign - was not discussed during council session. The report recommended that the sign not be found offensive and that the sign permit application be approved. Council voted unanimously to approve the recommendation. Mayor Luke Strimbold addressed the gathered audience to comment on the issue. “I want to thank those who were respectful of the process,” Strimbold said. “We appreciate those who took the time to write a letter and I’m encouraged by the fact that people are concerned and taking the initiative to become informed.” Several members of the more than 20 members of the public present rose to speak during public comment periods, not only in support of Nicholas’ sign, but to express their concerns in general over the proposed pipeline project and possible ill effects, whether locally, at its source, or elsewhere along the route. The question of what counts as offensive was brought up more than once. “The word offensive is such an arbitrary word,” local business owner Wayne Brown said. “The word offensive needs to have better clarification. Is that something that can be looked at?” “We can take it under consideration,” Strimbold replied. “The report [is] very clear that it [the sign] was deemed not offensive from staff’s perspective.” The mayor was asked by Burns Lake resident Paula Laurie to clarify  village council’s position on Enbridge. “Our position at this point is that we are neutral,” Strimbold said. “We are waiting for the conclusion of the JRP (Joint Review Panel into the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project). We, like others, are gathering information.” Strimbold assured Laurie that if council felt the need to revisit

the issue after the release of the final JRP report, then that discussion would be in a public forum like a regularly scheduled VBL council meeting. Nicholas was generally satisfied with the council’s decision, although she reiterated Brown’s concerns over the word offensive and described the upsetting experience of receiving a letter from the village expressing the accusation that her sign was considered offensive. “Any business owner in Burns Lake isn’t going to put up a sign that is going to turn away people they do business with, people who are also their neighbours,” she said. “I would never put anything up to offend anyone.” Nicholas also expressed reservations over what may be the inconsistent application of village sign by-laws. “I’ve put up a sign before and did not receive any comments that I needed to have a permit,” she said. “I’ve talked to other business owners [who] have never received a request to obtain a sign permit.” “I think going forward we really have to see consistency,” Nicholas added. “If there are bylaws and they’re important to the Village of Burns Lake and [local] businesses, then they have to be enforced consistently.” No one present spoke for the sign’s removal. Despite the conclusion of the controversy surrounding this particular sign in downtown Burns Lake, the debate over what counts as acceptable signage in a public space in Burns Lake may not be over. “Downtown revitalization is a prime example of a public space where we [have] invested tax-payer dollars,” Strimbold said in his earIn the Aug. 4, 2013 Lakes District News lier address to the audience. the story ‘Two recent search and rescue ef“Trying to keep forts in Burns Lake area’ should have stated that as a neutral that Burns Lake Search and Rescue was space… in the involved in both searches and not just the future we’ll have Eagle Creek search. Lakes District News [a] conversation apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. around that.”


The 70th Annual Lakes District

Fall Fair & Music Festival September 6th, 7th & 8th, 2013

The Lakes District Fall Fair is celebrating their 70th Anniversary and the Village of Burns Lake their 90th Anniversary with a Heritage Tent Please come and visit The Heritage Tent on Saturday, September 7th from 2:00-5:00 pm. Chat with old friends and neighbours. Share a cup of tea or coffee and eat some sweets while you visit with family. “It’s A Family A-Fair” Find us at

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NOTICE OF PrOjECT Buck 1 Bridge project at 10 km on the Buck Flats road “Lakes District Maintenance would like to make aware all current and potential users of the Buck Flats Road in the Houston area of this project. The work will be commencing on Monday August 26th, 2013 and there will be delays and a restricted one day closure of the road during this week. If you are currently residing on or are intending to use the Buck Flats Road during this week, please pay attention to the Electronic Message boards located at the junction of Hwy 16 and the Buck Flats Road for specific details of the project. Lakes District Maintenance would like to thank in advance all stakeholders and travellers for their patience during this project.”



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Editor: Are you aware that soon, if Prime Minister Harper has his way a pipeline carrying diluted bitumen (tar) will cross our community at two crucial points Boer Mountain, and under the Endako River which flows between Decker and Burns Lake. This pipeline is carrying 1. The dirtiest oil on earth coming from the tar sands in Northeastern Alberta, 2. The extraction of this oil is polluting the Athabascan River and the people downstream, 3. This oil is not for our consumption but is being shipped overseas, 4. It will not lower the price of our oil or create local jobs, 5. Enbridge the company building the pipeline has according to it’s own records had 804 oil spills in the last 10 years So are we are willing to risk a spill in Saul Creek which runs through our town, or in the beautiful marshlands between Decker and Burns Lake, plus the actual danger to residents of Burns Lake should a pipeline rupture. Recently I walked through our town, in support of 5 hereditary chiefs representing our local First Nations who have said unequivocally ‘No. We are not neutral’. Are you neutral? I am afraid I cannot be…the risk is too great, the profit is too little. For more information visit Lakes District Clean Waters Coalition. Be informed, take a stand, Respectfully yours, Paula Laurie

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BOOTH RENTALS: If you would like to rent a booth to showcase and sell your goods please contact Bev Olinyk @ 250-698-7685. If you would like a booth to sell food, please contact Richard Cannon @ 250-699-8697.

BuS SERvicE: There will be bus service again this year from Burns Lake to the Fair grounds and back again to Burns Lake. Watch for complete details at a later date. “It’s A Family A-Fair” Find us at

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Have an Opinion? Write to the Editor! Letters should be brief and to the point, with a maximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to withhold from print any letters which may be libelous, racist or sexist, and may edit for brevity and clarity. Letters MUST include the signature of the letter writer, a mailing address and a phone number. Only the name will be reproduced in the newspaper. Send letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box 309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. Fax to 250-6923685 or email to

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Lakes Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors and staff would like to congratulate Cindy Shelford on receiving her Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. Cindy completed her “thesis” on the apparent disconnect It is time to startbetween planning for the Fall,Rural school supplies, timeUrban to work and imbalance Northern and Southern on your house, time to getCindy’s in the last bit of summer communities. Through research processvacation! it was realized Be a tourist in your own community! Burns Lake & thefrom Lakesthe District is that approximately 70% of BC’s resources come North. fullaofresult placesofand experiences to bebeen discovered that with you may As these findings,waiting Cindy has engaging not have considered before. Take your family for hike in the woods, other communities to increase awareness of athe significant or a bike ride onthat the the many Trails provides in the area,tofithe nd aoverall great place to have contributions North economy a picnic or a paddle through some of the most beautiful lakes in the of BC.

world. Get more involved your community by volunteering. the many South BurnsinLake Trail Project CAF Join Update: volunteers who freely donate their time to help others. It is an excellent LEDA been actively movingand thedevelop project contacts. forward with way tohas gain skills, meet friends Use volunteer ongoing stakeholder meetings, obtaining permits,skills, experiences to build your resume, improvenecessary your networking archaeological assessments and First Nations advisory, to review gain self-confidence, but also to learn about the local culture and and evaluate the project to best utilize the area and trail quality. gain a stronger sense of belonging to a community. A volunteer also LEDA to announce thatget Darwin hascontribution been benefiists pleased themselves because they to seeZimmer how their hired as the Project Supervisor for the South Burns Lake Trail has made a difference. Project. Darwin will be responsible for the hiring of all the crews, Awareness of what is going on in your community is important. What overseeing all components of the project and reporting to LEDA’s strengthens a community is when people get together to work on a Board of Directors. common goal. They find out more about the community, a project or For information regarding this exciting community initiative, an organization. please contact Cindy Shelford, Economic Development Officer. Look to see how you can get involved. Lakes Economic Economic Development Lakes DevelopmentAssociation Association(LEDA), (LEDA)Innovation Place

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Show offs never prosper and I know that first hand

Horses have been in my life ever since I was a very young child. Horses have brought the most incredible people into my life whose interests ranged from heavy horses to pack horses. Horses have carried me down some good trails and some not so good. Some I wish I have never been on. But I would not change my life even if I could. When you have been among as many horses as I have been you begin to think like a horse and as I go through the last years of my life that’s not so bad either. Busy summer There still seems to be lots of holiday units

going by. All kinds and sizes, some huge ones too. A home away from home. Jo and I had a camper and a trailer and they were all good but the best trip we had was the gemtop on our pickup with a cot inside for sleeping, four big plastic containers with tight lids. We had a gas stove, a folding table, two folding chairs and a tarp. Every third night we would go to a motel for bed and a shower and a cafe for a hot meal. In Alberta they had places you could cook as there was a cook stove. We met so many folks like us and we made lots of friends on that trip. We always wanted to do that again but we didn’t get the chance. It was a cheaper way to go plus much easier to handle and park. All in all it was great. Growing up Growing up in Saskatchewan was a good place to grow up. The Eyehill Creek went through the whole place and with it lots of swim-

ming holes. We had a ball team and a skating rink in the winter. As there were not many cars at the time and no snow plows so out came the horses and sleighs and of course lots of bells on every team of horses. We had a hall and there was a play every month and I loved them. The church was busy too, lots going on for the younger generation. Lots of us had saddle horses not only for work but to show off to the pretty girls and there was always lots of them too. This was a little accident I had just by showing off. Brother Peter and I were delivering some invitations for a musical evening at our home as there were few phones at that time. Peter was on a saddle horse and I was riding a lovely pony. I was breaking out he was doing so well too. The first house we stopped at had a very pretty daughter so instead of stopping at the gate I rode Danny through the

gate to show him off. The first one out the front door was a little terrier, he came through the door full bore and Danny piled me right in front of this pretty girl, kicked in my cheek. Took a few minutes to get my self together, feeling like 25 cents. The only good thing about it all I was in this pretty girls arms. For a minute or so I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Brother Peter said it served me right and was laughing. I still have two lumps where he kicked me. But as they say alls well that ends well and if I could I might do it over again. Next the news was all over, Hugh Neave got bucked off at his girl friends house. This is what they would say and I quote “old enough to know better and young enough to do it again.” Fall is coming This summer seems to be like it’s come and gone much too fast, even the nights are cooling off. Makes me think of fall.

We have had our share of all kinds of weather. From wind, hail, even some frost but all in all it’s been pretty good. Back on the prairie it was the wind. Mother used to say it was the wind that got her. She could stand everything else but the wind. This is a little story I will pass on. This is a prairie story and it happened to us. The year was about 1929 or 1930 Dad had bought a model T Ford, his pride and joy. So he built a big shop to house the car and also made a workshop as well. It did not have a floor in it yet. It was built with it’s back to Mother’s potato patch. This one Sunday Dad took us for a drive in his model T to visit fiends and as it was a nice day the garage doors were left open. A wind storm had come up and Dad’s nice shop and garage were upside down on its roof in Mother’s spud patch in perfect shape, not a nail loose. T hey did more dam-

age to the shop getting it back on its proper place. The funny part was, if it’s funny, they had a calf tied to a manger in the shambles and they found the calf still tied up and not a scratch. Wonders never cease and it’s true. The same wind took our hay rack over the bank and it was toast. It was 10 feet wide and 16 feet long. That wind was one of our worst we had ever had. Visit with my grandson Margaret and Richard Neave had their son Edward and this two sons Jacob and Zack visiting the grandparents. They make their home in Penticton. It was great for me to see my two great grandsons. Another generation on the way. Makes me feel good and very proud. I only wish my wife Jo could see them. She would be so proud too. St. Luke’s It’s good news to once more holding church services in St. Luke’s on the lake. Service was

held last Sunday afternoon with pastor Al from Grassy Plains. There was a lunch served before the service and lots of music and singing plus a very good message. There will be a service once a month and the date and time will be posted. Everyone is welcome. You will enjoy the service. A big thank you to John Keefe who keeps the grave yard tidy and clean. He also keeps the front of the church grass cut as well. A little something to think on I noticed this morning so will pass it on. And I quote “There is only one door handle on the door of your heart. Only one bolt. They are on the inside, your side. You must listen for the angel to open the lock and open up that door.” My dad had a little saying and I think maybe it’s got some truth to it. The least said is the soonest mended. God loves you a great deal and of course so do I.

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Pot crusader Larsen; Sensible BC pans marijuana ticketing idea

Police call signals shift toward cannabis reform: SFU prof JEFF NAGEL A recommendation to let police treat simple marijuana possession as a ticketing offence is being opposed by the head of a provincial campaign to decriminalize pot. Dana Larsen, whose group Sensible BC is set to kick off a petition campaign next month to force a referendum on marijuana policy, says the new resolution from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is counter-productive. The chiefs' association argues the option of writing tickets to punish people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana would be less costly and time-intensive than sending criminal charges through the courts. "It's a bad idea," Larsen said. "It's actually going to result in more cannabis users being persecuted." He said police in B.C. issue warnings or write reports on 18,000 people a year for use of marijuana without laying charges. "They would all get tickets under that new system," Larsen predicted. He said the proposal could confuse B.C. voters as canvassers prepare to ask them to sign a petition that would press for a referendum on a proposed law blocking use of B.C. police resources for enforcing simple possession. "Our solution does not involve fines or alternative penalties, it involves leaving people alone." If Ottawa embraced broader legislative reform, he added, it should simply legalize pot. "I'd rather see revenue generated through legalization, regulation

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A participant in the 2009 4:20 toke-in in Surrey, B.C. wordlessly voices his opinion when it comes to the question of decriminalizing pot possession. and taxation rather than fining the people who happen to be unlucky enough to get caught by police," he said. Larsen noted ticket-empowered police would still have the ability to charge some pot users, raising questions about potential selective enforcement. The federal govern-

ment, which would have to change federal legislation to enable marijuana ticketing, indicated it has no plans to legalize or decriminalize pot possession. Vancouver Police Chief Const. Jim Chu, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said the organization does

not support cannabis decriminalization or legalization. Chu said police now must either turn a blind eye or lay charges when they encounter pot use, and ticketing would offer a new, more effective enforcement option. The chiefs also say pot users who are tick-

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eted for simple possession would avoid a criminal record that can block them from international travel, getting a job or gaining citizenship. SFU criminology professor Rob Gordon called the resolution a significant shift that indicates police across the country – not just in B.C. – are ready for reform. "It's the thin edge of the wedge, it's the beginning of a move away from the criminal enforcement approach," Gordon said. He said Sensible BC campaigners are pushing for change too fast and said ticketing would be part of a more gradual move to alter public thinking and government policy. "When marijuana policy is normalized, I think we'll look back at this period and say this is when the process began for the shift from criminalization towards ...see POT ▼ P8

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hunters probably stays local. Of the 22,523 trips Skeena region hunters made during last year’s hunting seasons, 19,425 of them were made within the Skeena region itself. In other words, Skeena region resident hunters averaged 6.1 hunting trips per person, and 5.3 of those trips were within their own local region. So local hunters are happy to be hunting locally, but it does seem that the region attracts comparatively few out of region hunters. Of the 3693 adult hunters who reported hunting in the Skeena region, 3272 of them were also residents of the region, leaving only 421 out-of-region B.C. hunters reporting that they came here to hunt. The statistics do not look at non B.C. resident hunter’s expenditures in the province. School DiStrict No. 91 (Nechako lakes)

Registration for all students who are NEW to this District will take place in the school listed below on the dates indicated during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Grade 7 students going to Grade 8 in the same town and students who are returning to their same school as last year do not need to re-register. Report cards or transfer records should be presented to the school upon registration to assist in proper placement in the school. Please bring the student’s birth certificate and care card. Beginning students (Kindergarten and Grade One) who have already registered should not re-register. School ............................................. GrADES ENrollED.........................DAtE Babine Elem. -Sec. School ................ Kindergarten - Grade 12 ........August 28 - 30, 2013 **(9:00am to 12:00 noon) Decker Lake Elementary School........ Kindergarten - Grade 7 ..........August 28 - 29, 2013 Francois Lake Elementary School ..... Kindergarten - Grade 7 ..........August 28 - 30, 2013 Grassy Plains School.......................... Kindergarten - Grade 12 ........August 29 - 30, 2013 Lakes District Secondary School....... Grades 8 - 12..........................August 29 - 30, 2013 William Konkin Elementary School .... Kindergarten - Grade 7 ..........August 26 - 30, 2013 EBuS Academy .................................. Kindergarten - Grade 12 ........Online - July & August, 2013 **NotE to SEcoNDArY StUDENtS: Those students who register after Friday, September 6, 2013, may have difficulty in registering in classes due to space availability.

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Is pot smoking a demonic activity or is it just another recreational drug that does minimal harm? POT from t P7 regulation and taxation,” Gordon said. “If you go slowly, you can help people shift their thinking from their current belief that marijuana use is some sort of demonic activity to recognizing it as just another recreational drug that does minimal harm and the sky will not fall.” He said he wouldn’t be surprised if B.C. liquor stores sell pot within five years. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been firmly against marijuana reform, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s call for change this summer in B.C. re-ignited the issue. Gordon said Harper won’t be able to ignore the chiefs’ resolution, although he might send it to a committee for a lengthy period of study. He said there are signs even Harper is positioning his government for a pivot on the issue, noting the recent cabinet shuffle saw the departure of several law-and-order hardliners, including former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. A B.C. justice ministry spokesperson said police in B.C. must enforce the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as it now stands and any changes to the legislation would be up to Ottawa.

Petition campaigners have 1,000 canvassers so far; vote on Sept. 9 Meanwhile, Sensible BC’s Dana Larsen said 1,000 canvassers are registered so far to collect signatures starting Sept. 9. He said he hopes to have at least 2,000 in place by that date and to gain more – the group has a target of 5,000 –  as the marijuana decriminalization campaign gathers steam. They’ll have 90 days to collect signatures from 10 per cent of registered provincial voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. Larsen said the Fight HST campaign had 3,000 canvassers in place at the outset and got another 2,000 to 3,000 in the ensuing weeks. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said. No formal opponent of the initiative registered with Elections BC by an Aug. 12 deadline. Had a group done so it would have had a spending limit of approximately $1 million to counter Sensible BC. Groups and individuals can still sponsor advertising for and against the petition, but will be subject to a $5,000 limit.

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Log-storage on a property not zoned for it has drawn the ire of the Regional District of Bulkely Nechako (RDBN) upon owner Klaus Posselt. After more than three years of failed attempts to find a solution, the RDBN recently voted to seek a court remedy against this case of chronic by-law infraction.

Test of patience ends with motion to seek legal remedy Walter Strong After more than three years of attempts to bring a local property within bylaw zoning requirements, the Regional District of Bulkely Nechako (RDBN) had decided to proceed with legal action against the

property owner. The property, just east of Burns Lake, is described by the RDBN as being used by the property owner for log storage and processing. Although the owner is not identified in the RDBN staff report, Klaus Posselt, owner of Tahtsa Timber Ltd. and other local enterprises, is the property owner in question. “It’s a long-standing issue that we’ve attempted to resolve through a couple of rezoning applications over the last couple of years,” said Jason Llewellyn, RDBN director of planning. “We haven’t had much communication with the property owner over the

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last year. The activities on the property are continuing to increase.” The agenda of regularly scheduled RDBN board meetings typically include applications or complaints regarding infringements of RDBN bylaws and zoning designations, especially when it comes to proceeding with property

use or changes prior to obtaining RDBN approval. In this case, RDBN board members were not interested in letting the irregular situation with the lot slide into the future. “In my mind, he’s not trying to play by the rules at all,” said Director Stoney Stoltenberg

of the property owner. “We have to go by the letter of the law when somebody is in contravention of a zoning bylaw, they don’t. They just do whatever they want.” “Enough is enough,” he said. “Otherwise we might as well just go through and get rid of ...see BYLAW

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On Sept. 7 2013, at the Eagle Creek Fairgrounds in Burns Lake, the United Way of Northern B.C. will be hosting the first fire truck pull contest ever during the Lakes District Fall Fair and Music Festival. The Burns Lake Fire and Rescue Department is hosting the event. Their new fire engine Engine No. 1 - will be buffed up and ready to roll. The truck will weigh in at about 15 metric tonnes - that’s more than 33,000 pounds after it’s drained of the 3800 kgs of water it usually hauls. Teams of up to ten members will take turns to line up with a 100 ft, 1 1/4” nylon rope attached to the truck’s tow hooks, and pull. The team quickest over the finish line will be the winner of the first annual event. Jim McBride, Village of Burns Lake director of protective services and fire chief is hoping

the event will become the first of many, although teams have been slow to take up the challenge. “I called the Houston volunteer fire department and threw down the gauntlet,” said McBride. “I said, Are you ladies coming up for the competition?” For the record, McBride expects to have at least one female member of the Burns Lake volunteer fire fighters on his team, and he’s glad to have her. She could give any man on his squad a run for his money, he said. The Houston Fire and Rescue Department hasn’t confirmed yet that it feels strong enough to take on the Burns Lake fire crew. A few local businesses have expressed interest. As of Aug. 26 the Burns Lake Rotary Club, the Burns Lake Fire and Rescue Department, the Village of Burns Lake, and Lakes District Fitness have all committed to fielding a team. The deadline for registration is Sept. 6. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a maximum of 10 members per team is allowed. Awards will be given for not only the fastest time over a yet to be determined distance, but for most money raised, and most spirited or best-dressed team.

The entry fee is $250, but pledging is encouraged to help raise as much money as possible for the regional work of the United Way of Northern B.C. The Northern B.C. regional branch of the United Way serves the area stretching from Quesnel in the south to the Yukon border in the north, and west from Haida Gwaii to the eastern border with Alberta. That’s two-thirds of the province of B.C., areawise. They are involved in youth mentoring programs, youth sports programs, senior’s independence programs, and other initiatives to promote healthy and strong communities. The seventieth Lakes District Fall Fair and Music Festival will be taking place on Sept. 6 − 8 at the Eagle Creek Campgrounds just south of Burns Lake. Overnight camping is available, as well as a weekend pass and family rates. The music festival line-up includes BLPC Music Team, the Bev Hughes Highland Dancers and the Sophie Shaffer Dancers, the Lake Babine Nation Hereditary Chiefs Drum Group, Lakes District Choir members, Lone Spur, the Moosehorn Mountain Boys, Dave Bitner, and a new band

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Village of Burns Lake (VBL) intern Krystin St. John, Fire Chief Jim McBride, and VBL Economic Development Officer, Emile Sheffel line up for a test pull on Engine No. One. The real effort will be on Sept. 7, 2013 during the Lakes District Fall Fair. from Prince George, Out of Alba. The family dance on Saturday evening will feature the Tweedsmuir Fiddlers, the Saltwater Brothers, the Barkers, and the

Vanderhoof Drifting Squares Square Dancers. Events planned for the weekend included a equestrian events, logger sports, mechanical bull riding, a pet

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CURVED ROOF MEANS SHORT LEASH FOR ARENA ROOFERS Aaron and Trevor of Fraser Lake’s WeCare Renovations were recently laying metal roofing panels on the curling arena roof as part of the expansion and renovation of the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena in Burns Lake. Before the underlayment and metal roofing went on, the curved roof was sheathed over with a second layer of plywood. They said it was a long way to come to hang around, but at least they had some roofing to keep them busy. The multi-use facility expansion, a three million dollar project, will see the curling rink and the arena joined into one facility, with the addition of squash courts, a climbing wall, a fitness room, and multi-use rooms.


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Babine has finished the spring planting season and are well into brushing season. This year we planted 1.8 million pine, spruce and douglas fir seedlings in areas that were recently harvested. Since 1978 we have planted approx. 74.5 million trees in various areas of the Lakes TSA. Our average planting density is about 1500 stems/ hectare. This year we are brushing approx. 425 hectares of our regenerating forests that require this treatment to reduce brush competition. We use brush saws and other manual methods for our brushing treatments, providing seasonal employment for people from the local area.


Sorting yard may move out BYLAWS from ▼ P9 every zoning bylaw we’ve got and just let people do what they want.” Director Bill Miller had excused himself from the discussion and vote due to a perceived conflict of interest. The remaining directors approved a motion to work with RDBN solicitors to ‘undertake the actions necessary to obtain compliance to RDBN bylaws’ at the property in question. According to the staff report prepared by Llewellyn, the action will likely include a petition for a B.C. Supreme Court injunction to cease operations and remove the logs from the property. As reported in Lakes District News, a Dec. 19, 2011 RDBN board meeting had three local residents express concerns regarding noise and light pollution from the log processing activities on the site. After that meeting, an agreement between Posselt and the RDBN was almost reached. Although a

third and final reading of the bylaw and been made and approved, concerns raised by Posselt’s lawyer concerning possible implications of the agreement forced the RDBN board of directors to rescind their approval on March 22, 2012. A slowdown in activity and a decrease in stored logs on the property during most of 2012 had made RDBN staff hopeful that the properties were being brought into compliance, Llewellyn’s report said. The resumption of activities in 2013 dashed those hopes. “It appears that the processing activity is relatively continuous in nature,” reads Llewellyn’s report. “Staff receives ongoing complaints from area residents.” Posselt declined to comment on the situation, although he indicated that he had purchased land elsewhere and may move operations there, which would not, he said, benefit Burns Lake.

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Burns Lake Band Counc. Ron Charlie with his family by his side speaks at the recent 1000 Drums Rally in Burns Lake on Aug. 17, 2013.

Burns Lake Band internal struggle escalates Walter Strong Walter Strong The internal difficulties facing the small but active Burns Lake Band (BLB) - Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation - were brought to a public forum recently during the ‘1000 Drums’ rally in Burns Lake on Aug. 17, 2013. The rally in opposition to the proposed Enbridge project saw Burns Lake Band Counc. Ron Charlie describe the difficulties he faces as an elected band councillor who stands in vocal opposition to the pipeline proposal. “I was escorted out of my office by four RCMP officers all because I want transparency,” Charlie said during the rally in reference to events unfolding after an extended peaceful protest by BLB members saw band offices occupied and closed for regular business for two weeks. An RCMP intervention ended the occupation on April 7, 2013. Charlie has always been forthright in discussing his situation. That very quality has formed part of the basis of a recent defamation of character lawsuit filed against him and 12 other individuals.

According to a band member speaking through the Respect Project BLB Facebook page who has access to the relevant documents seven band members, two non-band members, and four unidentified individuals are named in a notice of civil claim which was delivered on Aug. 15, 2013. The suit alleges that Chief Albert Gerow, counc. Dan George and Wesley Sam have all had their reputations damaged by public comments made and recorded in various media by those named in the law suit. Sources for the comments include the Lakes District News, the Prince George Citizen, and the Respect Project - BLB Facebook page. “They’re saying everything I’ve said is false and that I’m going out of my way to lie,” Charlie said in conversation a few days after the rally. “I’ve never lied about them. I stand behind what I’ve said.” Charlie has expressed frustration at being denied access to information regarding the detailed specifics of any financial or other arrangements that may or may not have been made with the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project (Enbridge), or the Pacific Trails Pipeline project (PTP). A June 20, 2013 BLB band council resolution (BCR) authorizes Gerow to enter into “confidentiality agreements, letters of agreement, memorandums of understandings on behalf of the BLB to explore

economic opportunities.” The BCR does not bear Charlie’s signature. As reported in the Lakes District News on June 5, 2013, a three person council is without quorum when one of the councillors is absent.

According to an Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) spokesperson Susan Cuthbert, an AANDC superintendent was requested to sit as a nonvoting chair so that the remaining elected coun-

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- Camping! There are lots of rec sites around Burns Lake. It may be getting chillier, but a good sleeping bag will get you through anything!

cil members - in this case Gerow and George - could act as voting members. Ryan Tibbetts, a BLB band member who was introduced as a representative of the BLB elders council during the

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Summer’s on its way out, so now’s the time to enjoy the outdoors! Have fun and stay safe everyone!

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■On■Monday,■September■9,■2013,■petition■sheets■for■the■initiative■to■amend■the■Police■Act■will■ be■issued■to■the■proponent,■Dana■Larsen.■


■ he■proponent■has■90■days■to■collect■signatures■from■at■least■10%■of■the■registered■voters■■ T in■each■of■the■province’s■85■electoral■districts.■The■petition■must■be■returned■to■the■■ Chief■Electoral■Officer■by■Monday,■December■9,■2013.


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Fisheries steps up patrols against sockeye poachers

Jeff Nagel Fisheries officers have doubled their patrols on the lower Fraser River to battle poachers who are illegally catching threatened sockeye salmon to sell into the black market. All fishing for sockeye has been shut down in response to a low run size and dangerously high river temperatures to ensure as many of the salmon get upriver to spawn as possible. But Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) area director Herb Redekopp said the "full-out conservation closure" hasn't deterred illegal fishing on the river. "We ran into another group of poachers," he said Friday, adding officers made arrests and seized illegally caught salmon, gear and a boat. "That's happened nightly in numerous groups and in different areas of the river." He said eight vessels had been seized as of Friday, along with 50 nets and 27 investigations are in progress that have or are expected to result in charges under the Fisheries Act. The most intense illegal fishing is happening between Surrey and Spuzzum, in various hot spots around Agassiz, Chilliwack and the Fraser Canyon. He said poaching can be particularly lethal at the canyon, where salmon heading upriver use backeddies to rest and an illegal net dropped in can quickly pull up a full set. Redekopp said DFO is using night vision imaging, remote cameras, helicopters and other aircraft to detect probable poachers for interception on the ground. "We're using every bit of technology available to us as well as intelligence that we're gathering from the public." No commercial or recreational fishing for sockeye has been allowed this year. Pent-up demand for sockeye has driven prices up and prompted much more illegal fishing than in past years, he said. "There's a huge illegal marketplace for black market salmon." Fishermen are getting about $20 a fish, Redekopp said, and some buyers are paying up to $50 each. Some of the fish being sold now may have been caught in aboriginal food fisheries that were legally conducted earlier in the summer but are not authorized for sale. The maximum penalty for illegal fishing is a $100,000 fine, along with forfeiture of gear, vessel or vehicle, and up to two years in jail.

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Survey says no Enbridge

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LAWSUIT from t P1 rally, said that the results of a formal band survey to determine the position of band members on Enbridge Northern Gateway were never made public. According to an informal survey taken among band members, Tibbetts said at least 90 per cent of band members are opposed to the project. “Councillor Ron Charlie has repeatedly asked for the information on what deals have been made with Enbridge, PTP, or any pipeline companies,” Tibbetts said during the rally. “For that, they have tried to fire him as councillor.” Charlie was relieved of two of his paid positions with the band. Prior to Charlie’s dismissal from the two positions, Gerow described the situation with Charlie as resulting from internal administration conflicts, and not from any reluctance on his part to be transparent regarding band activities. At the time, Gerow said there was no truth to the claim that a secret deal with Enbridge existed. “We’re maintaining a neutral stance, we’re not speaking in favour or against Enbridge,” Gerow said. “Our desire is to wait for the JRP to complete their review.” As for the most recent events surrounding the lawsuit, Gerow said that he is unable to make any comment on the civil claim as it is a legal matter.

Burns Lake resident Wren Gilgan captured this wonderfully composed setting of cormorants living in a high-density housing situation near Burns Lake. Cormorants, or shags, are coastal birds that often follow waterways to feed and nest near inland lakes and rivers. Diving for their meals of fish, eels and snakes to depths of up to 45 metres, the cormorant is as fluid in the water as in the air.

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Rocky Mountain Rescue hosted a five day bible camp at the Burns Lake Island Gospel Fellowship. The nondenominational free adventure camp kept kids entertained and taught life affirming attitudes in a fun environment.



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Early Deadline Notice Due to the Labour Day long weekend the deadline for the September 4th paper will be

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Young cavaliers prepare for fair The Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club was given $500 grant in aid monies from Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Chair Miller, electoral area B for costs Submitted photo associated with the Light Horse Show at the Lakes District Fall Fair and Music Festival.

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The Village of Burns Lake Radley Beach Rental Shack closed for the season on Aug. 26, 2013. Janelle O’Meara and Jenelle West, your 2013 summer Rental Shack hosts have both returned to their studies, O’Meara in Belgium and West in Prince George. On one of the last days of the The Village of Burns Lake Community Exploration Walter Strong photos Camp, local singer/songwriter Rachelle van Zanten (R) hosted an afternoon music camp.

oFFiciaL Weigh-in: at Martin’s Meat shop: Sat. & Sun. 8 am - 8 pm • Mon. 8 am - 12 noon. Unofficial weigh in at Birdie Madigan’s, harrison Road: Sat. & Sun. 8 am - 8 pm • Mon. 8 am - 11 am FoR MoRe inFo: 250-694-3658 or 250-694-3658 Must register well in advance of weighing in a fish. Advertising partially donated by LD News


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The Rental Shack is closed for the season. Thank you to everyone that used the service at the beach and we look forward to next summer!

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Tweedsmuir Recreation Commission 30th Annual Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby Aug. 30 Sept. 2 , 2013. Cash Prizes! For info call: 250-694-3658 or 250-694-3658.

RENTAL SHACK IS CLOSED FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: village@ or Facebook /

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

Women’s Bike Retreat hosted by BLMBA the last weekend in September. More info email: or call (250) 692-0642.


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ARTS SUPPORTED BY REGIONAL DISTRICT Regional Districts of Bulkley Nechako areas B and E contributed $2000 to the Lakes District Arts Council (LDAC) to help with the 2013/14 Lakes District WALTER STRONG PHOTO Performing Arts season. Bill Miller, director of area B,and Steve Freeman, director area E, presented the cheque to members of the LDAC.

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It was back to the past as young medieval revellers recently gathered for an afternoon of games and fun at the Burns Lake public library to celebrate the wrap up of the 2013 Kids Summer Reading Club. More than sixty youth had their summer imaginations stoked by the reading club, although they probably had a bit of help from their parents to put these brilliant costumes together.

The date was Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The location was the Pavilion on Alcan’s campground at the Spillway on Ootsa Lake. The occasion was a lovely happy gathering of many friends and family, who came to witness and to share in the joy and the union of Catherine Van Tine and Daniel Marcinek in holy matrimony. Ben and Sharla Martens attended as Best Man and Matron of Honour. Pastor Paul Brandon of Wisteria Community Church performed the ceremony. Cathie and Daniel wish to thank all those who attended, for their presence, and for the beautiful cards and generous gifts. Many thanks to Doug and Marnie Phair, and Rachelle van Zanten for the songs and the music. Also many thanks to Eva Fehr, Nancy Plesko, Adelle Gooding, Juanita McFee, Robert and Heather Anderson, the Cheslatta Band for the use of their chairs, and Alcan for the use of their venue. Special thanks to Mike Robertson for taking many great pictures. A special thank you to Ben and Sharla. Your friendship is a blessing we will always cherish. In September the happy couple will return to Daniel’s home in Arizona, where his son and three daughters are looking forward to having them home for a couple months, before returning here for a more extended stay.

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Fort Fraser plaque honours Ralph Roy surprise was priceless. 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.

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"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.

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Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. Director Ralph Roy (C) stand with his family as he is presented with his plaque honouring his commitment to community. community. He coached Sam Redding On Aug. 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

hockey and was alderman for the village. According to his daughter Nichole (R), 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

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Steve Freeman, Regional District of Bulkely Nechako director of area E, passes a $370 cheque in grant money to the Southside Seniors Society for costs associated with a garden tour.

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This month on the Jewish calendar is Elul. It is the month of repentance in preparation for their coming New Year (our September 5). During Elul a trumpet blows each morning reminding people to make things right with God. They believe that if their repentance is genuine, God will “inscribe them for life” in His book. On New Year’s Day in Israel, the shofar is blown 100 times. It is a call to gather as one

people and having repented, to anticipate the blessings of the presence of God. It is a day of great joy and feasting. This celebration is called a “rehearsal” in the Bible. Each year those who long for the return of Christ remember these words: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet blast of God: and the bodies of those who have died in Christ shall be

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resurrected first: then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.” – (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) It is of great importance that the first words of Jesus to all people were “Repent.” It means to show genuine sorrow for ignoring God by turning away from our sins, to face the Lord Jesus. Hav-

ing paid our debt of sin by his own blood, he is ready and willing to forgive, restore and grant eternal life. Those who demonstrate genuine repentance are inscribed in the “Lamb’s Book of Life.” Will Jesus come this year? No one knows, but we will enjoy the anticipation of that day. As it is customary in Israel to wish everyone the very best future possible, we also say to you - “Happy New Year! May you be inscribed for life!”

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Health Class Wilderness Survival Class Preparedness for the Lord’s return Organic breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided for $5a meal – Gluten FREE meals available For more information or to per-register call 250-695-6766 • Your hosts: Henry & Alison Thoms

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OUR TOWN Burns Lake Mouintain Bike Association will be hosting a Women’s Bike Retreat the last weekend in September. It will be a full weekend of activities, complete with qualified instructors. Gabe Newman from Smithers will be instructing the downhill and Lisa Perry, also from Smithers, will be doing Yoga sessions and cross-country. You need: Camping gear, tuned and functioning mountain bike(s), proper bike attire (helmut, shoes, clothing, gloves), armour and full face helmut, water bottle, travel mug, clothes for every weather condition (toque), food for Friday night fire. We provide: meals for Sat/Sun, water, instructors and speakers, group tshirt. More info email or call (250) 692-0642 33 Annual Terry Fox Run Sept. 15 at the Francois Lake Hall. Silent auction - handmade crafts, flower arrangements and baking to gift certificates and new items of all sorts. All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation. If you or your business would like to donate items we would most appreciate it. Please contact Tammy at 692-6195 or Carla at 692-7438 to arrange for pickup.

Gerow Island, Highway 35


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The newly renovated

To book a rental: please contact Joan & Jeff Ragsdale 250-692-0093

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

September 3rd & 10th

Lakes District & Area Kerr Road, Burns Lake Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15. Worship Service at 10:30 includes Children’s Church

Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge

Sun, Mon, Wed, & Thurs open 11am til 9pm Tues, Fri & Sat open 11am til 10PM


Phone: 250-692-3805

Drive Thru Open 7 Days a Week Highway 16, Burns Lake • 250-692-3020

Call for an appointment today...


Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on September 9 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. On Sept. 22, 2013 The Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk beginning at 9 a.m. at Spirit Square. The Kidney Walk raises funds for critical programs and services for British Columbians affected by kidney disease. The Kidney Walk also helps raise awareness about the seriousness of this disease and highlights the importance of organ donation. For more info contact Haley Clarke, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch 604-736-9775 Ext. 222. LD Arts Council Pieces of Eight 2013/2014 Performing Arts SeasonSeven exciting performances in Burns Lake, from October ’13 to April ‘14, something for everyone. Brochures and ticket info at: Process 4 circle arts Gallery LDFC Printing and Stationery and other fine locations around the Lakes District. More info 250-692-3434, 250692-3309 or 250-692-3371 or visit our website:


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

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


Burns Lake Community Church Call for summer locations and times. Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Lakes District News

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REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week


For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS

For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.07 per col. inch


3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Stewart/Nechako, Ft. St. James, Houston, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector (1 week) ....................................... $78.88


25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00 Extra cost for additional words


1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.


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

Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010






FOOD BANK INFORMATION Distribution days will be the first and the third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11 am. The Lakes District Food bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity o the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, P.O. Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0


Business Opportunities

LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845 The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit

Command Service Bureau

Do you need assistance, or know someone who does? Service Officers are here to serve veterans, spouses and dependants at no cost, irrespective of Legion membership. Here are some of the ways we can help: • Providing representation in dealings with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) in claiming disability benefits under the Pension Act or the New Veterans Charter. • Providing assistance in accessing Last Post benefits. • Providing assistance in accessing affordable veteran’s housing. • Poppy Fund assistance for veterans. • Assistance in attaining longterm care. Service Officers complete an enhanced security check, and are regularly trained and updated on security processes and regulations are deemed eligible to access very sensitive information. Service Officers receive regular training and timely updates on regulations, policies and business processes. Contact the Legion if you need assistance. CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or

ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363).

FLOW FACTS 22 August 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 851.91 m (2795.00 ft) SLS Discharge: 14.2 m3/s

Education/Trade Schools

Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls: 144 m3/s Visit website for up to date real-time flow information for the Nechako River.


The Summer Temperature Management Program ended 20 August. Spillway discharge has been reduced to 14.2 m3/s in preparation for Chinook spawning in the Nechako River. Spillway discharge will be set to approximately 32 m3/s in early September.

Help Wanted

Lakeview Dental Centre Energetic, motivated


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

• Huge Demand In Canada • Employers Seek Out Canscribe Graduates • Over 90% Graduate Employment Rate 1.800.466.1535

Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812


The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440


Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance Payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.

Burns Lake Wood Fibre Haul TRAIN TO be an Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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.


LD NEWS • 250-692-7526

Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 - 12 p.m. For more info call Scotty Fields at 250-692-3768.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Seeking qualiĮed drivers for immediate openings for Wood Fibre hauling in Houston and Burns Lake. We oīer: • Full Time, Year Round Work • Home Every Day • CompeƟƟve Wage, BeneĮts & Pension You possess: • Super B driving experience • A clean drivers abstract • References We are an equal opportunity Employer and we are strongly encouraging Aboriginal peoples to apply.,Fax:250-314-1750 Phone: 1-877-700-4445


The College of New Caledonia is looking to fill the following position:

Shipping Supervisor

ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE INSTRUCTOR The College of New Caledonia is seeking a sessional instructor to teach in the Adult Education Program at the Lakes District Campus. Qualifications include: a university degree is required (General Science or Math discipline will be considered); BCTF certification is required; previous teaching experience is recommended; strong interpersonal skills; sensitive approach to a variety of learning needs and cultural diversity and the ability to instruct multi-discipline, multi-level courses concurrently. To find out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great benefits, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities. CNC – A COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING THAT CARES, SERVES, AND LEADS 3330



TEL (250) 562-2131 EXT. 5466



FAX (250) 561-5864






As the Shipping Supervisor, you will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the comprehensive kiln and shipping activities of the operation. You’ll supervise finished material handling through completion of loading for shipment, including coordination with the Hampton sales team. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating safety, maintenance reporting, cleanup, training, staffing, drying schedules and communication regarding the needs of the shipping department. This position will work closely with the finishing end to ensure the facility is fulfilling its obligation to the customer. Please forward your resume by September 16, 2013 to: Anne Currie Human Resources Assistant Babine Forest Products Limited Confidential fax 503-291-5591 Babine offers competitive compensation and benefits, the potential for career advancement and is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Babine Forest Products Limited, Burns Lake BC

Lakes District News Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Employment Help Wanted

Experienced short order cook needed immediately. MUST have short order line experience. Only experienced persons need apply. Bring resumes and references in to Scott or Brenda. ******************************* Experienced wait staff needed. Will accept applications for part time or full time wait staff. Bring your resume with references in to Brenda or Jan. 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; Fax 780-488-3002. LI-CAR MANAGEMENT GROUP Now hiring maintenance personnel. Must Have: • Own Vehicle and valid Drivers License • Handyman capabilities • Basic plumbing, painting, and electrical knowledge • Experience with appliance repair an asset • Criminal Record check Competitive wages and gas allowance. Please apply in person with resume and references: 102-513 Ahbau Street, Prince George, BC

Labourers GUARANTEED Job Placement. Laborers,Tradesmen & Class1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-888-213-2854

Trades, Technical GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.


Art/Music/Dancing INSPIRE your children to be creative and expressive through music! Group keyboard lessons for children ages 3 - 9 that include singing, rhythm, movement, composition and more! Find a teacher near you 1-800-828-4334 or

Help Wanted

Fundraising opportunity for local group! The Village of Burns Lake is looking for a local group, wishing to raise funds, who can provide coat check, table waiting, and dishwashing services for the 90th Anniversary Celebration on the night of October 19th, 2013. Check it out at or call Cameron at 250-692-7587.

Walk Coordinator Job Posting

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch is looking for an energetic and outgoing person who is well connected to the community of Burns Lake to coordinate the 2103 Burns Lake KIDNEY WALK. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be creative, organized and able to work independently and in conjunction with a volunteer committee. This is a four week position starting immediately and ending Sept 27, 2013. Please contact Barb Valentine at 1.800.567.8112 Ext 228 or For more information on the Burns Lake Walk please visit; or 21

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

Request for Expression of Interest Comfor Management Services Ltd. Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL) seeks, through this competitive RFP process, the services of a qualified organization or individual to conduct a detailed financial and operational analysis of Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. (BLCF) and CMSL. This analysis will be for the two previous fiscal periods starting November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2012 with an additional review of the current Year to Date. Qualified candidates or firms will be well versed in financial analysis and accounting principles and practices and have experience reviewing financial transactions and statements. Please contact Kerry Martin via email (kerry.martin@ prior to September 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM, to express your interest in bidding on this project. A detailed package outlining the RFP requirements is available at the Comfor Office. Proposals will be due September 12, 2013 by 4:00 PM and the project will be delivered by October 31, 2013.

LD NEWS • 250-692-7526


Sawmill Supervisor As the Sawmill Supervisor, you will lead the team, by example, in the safe and efficient operation of the Sawmill facility. The preferred candidate would demonstrate proven skills in operating and troubleshooting sawmill equipment, the knowledge to promote safety while producing a quality product, the desire to coach and support team members and the ability to identify opportunities for improvement. Strong communication, computer and organization skills are an asset for this position. Please forward your resume by September 16, 2013 to: Anne Currie Human Resources Assistant Babine Forest Products Limited Confidential fax 503-291-5591 Babine offers competitive compensation and benefits, the potential for career advancement and is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Babine Forest Products Limited, Burns Lake BC

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 speci¿c experience operating hydraulic excavators doing site servicing work. We offer industry competitive wages and full bene¿ts, including an 5SP, to the right applicant. The 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. There will be opportunity and an expectation for the successful applicant to run a variety of construction equipment as well as ¿lling the primary role as excavator operator. Interested persons should apply with a cover letter and resume complete with references to the LB Paving Ltd. of¿ce at 2992 Tatlow 5oad in Smithers, by mail to Box 3513 Smithers B&, 90- 210, by fax to 250-87-2357 or via email to . We would like to thank all applicants however, only quali¿ed persons will be contacted for an interview.


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 experience in a relevant Àeld. • Work independently and safely with minimal supervision • ATV, snowmobiling, boating experience and 4x4 pick ups • Solid computer skills including MS 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, and 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:

Planer Supervisor As the Planer Supervisor, you will lead the team, by example, in the safe and efficient operation of the Planer facility. The preferred candidate would demonstrate proven skills in operating and troubleshooting planer equipment, the knowledge to promote safety while producing a quality product, the desire to coach and support team members and the ability to identify opportunities for improvement. Strong communication, computer and organization skills are an asset for this position. Please forward your resume by September 16, 2013 to: Anne Currie Human Resources Assistant Babine Forest Products Limited Confidential fax 503-291-5591 Babine offers competitive compensation and benefits, the potential for career advancement and is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Babine Forest Products Limited, Burns Lake BC



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, 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:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Lakes District News



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Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online: STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206.

Legal Notices

Trades, Technical

Heavy Duty Machinery



Heavy Duty Machinery

1987 Omega P&H Crane 50 ton crane, for sale “where is, as is”

Asking . . .



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2006 Chevrolet Impala

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

Power Plant Operator


Regional Power has been in the business of developing, building, refurbishing and operating hydroelectric power plants for over 25 years. Regional Power is looking for a hydroelectric Plant Operator to work at its power generating facility near Dease Lake, British Columbia. The successful candidate would be working in a team environment and would be faced with unique experiences while working in the green and renewable power industry. Experience in electrical, power and control fields is desired. The successful candidate would start immediately. Interested candidates should send their resumes to Human Resources at the following email address: or fax to 1-905-363-4202

Legal Notices

Cars - Domestic



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





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

Legal Notices

THE VILLAGE OF BURNS LAKE 2013 LOCAL FALL BY-ELECTION Notice of Nominations Public Notice is given to the electors of The Village of Burns Lake that nominations for the office of Councillor ʹ One (1) for a one year term (Nov 2, 2013, to December 1, 2014), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: Village of Burns Lake, 15 3rd Ave 9:00 am Tuesday September 17thth, 2013 to 4:00 pm Friday September 27th, 2013 (Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends) Nomination documents are available at the Village of Burns Lake Office (#15 3rd Ave) during regular office hours (8am-4pm) There will be an Information Session for candidates on September 26th at 6pm in Council Chambers Qualifications for Office A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: x Canadian citizen; x 18 years of age or older; x resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; x not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Sheryl Worthing, Chief Election Officer [250-692-7587] Cameron Hart, Deputy Chief Election Officer [250-692-7587]

Mail-in ballot application packages for voters will be made available on Monday September 30th.

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

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

Notice No. 3-1

Submission of an application does not guarantee inclusion on a resulting short list of pre-qualified contractors. Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. reserves the right to limit the number of pre-qualified contractors invited to compete on a subsequent contract.

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Fill up your coolers from the

Grapevine Liquor store... And have a safe Labour Day Long Weekend!

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

New Pub Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm • Sunday 4:00 - 10:00pm • Liquor Store closed at 10:00 pm on Sundays Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale


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under $200

Lakes District Fall Fair

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes. We ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 1-877-976-3737.

& Music Festival September 6th, 7th & 8th, 2013

HURRY! Deadline to enter your project or exhibit is August 31, 2013!


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


Puzzle Answers

Mobile Homes & Parks

STEEL BUILDING sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.



Apt/Condo for Rent #3828 Tchesinkut East Rd 1995 built, 4 bdrm, 1150 sqft home on 7 acres. Full bsmt, 2 baths, newly constructed dining room. Heat: elec. w/ wood backup. Water: drilled 160’ with 80 gallons per minute. Septic 800 gallon holding tank with lagoon. 24’ x 36’ wired garage, 16’ x 16’ insulated/wired work shop. Fenced in animal pen with pond, 2 greenhouses/fenced in garden spot, 15km south of Burns Lake.

Private sale asking $289,000 Call (250) 695-6931 for viewing appointment

Bring your ad to LAKES DISTRICT


23 - 3rd Ave., Burns Lake Phone: 250-692-7526

Support Burns Lake Shop Local

Your ad will also appear on at no extra charge.

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus

Music Festival!

LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.

s Doug Phair and Friend ncers / Da nd hla Hig s ghe Bev Hu rs Sophie Shaffer Dance Hereditary Chiefs Lake Babine Nation Drum Group with the Opening Ceremonies LD Choir Members Lone Spur Boys Moosehorn Mountain Dave Bitner from Prince George) Out of Alba (all new rs Tweedsmuir Fiddle The h Family Dance wit rs the Bro The Saltwater Barkers Squares Vanderhoof Drifting Square Dancers

Homes for Rent


3 bedroom - Upper duplex. Fully furnished, sat. tv, fenced yard. 336 - 5th avenue. $1200 per month, includes utilities. (250) 692-0499.


Gymkhana Light Horse Show Pet Show Mechanical Bull Riding Heavy Horses

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

Burns Lake & area


Computer Training, Sales & Service

Overnight Camping available Weekend Pass ~ Family Rates

Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 - 12 p.m. For more info call Scotty Fields at 250-692-3768.

“It’s A Family A-Fair”

Starting a Business?

Lakes District

Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies


Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2


Phone: (250) 692-4353

Cell: (250) 692-6569 • email:

Expanding Your Business? Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs


The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help! For more information, call 1-800-556-5539


Next to Rexall

The Comfort Zone

Family expanding

Payne Septic Service (2010)

Flying Dutchman Service

& you need a van? Let me help you with your next purchase


Wood and Gas Stoves and Fireplaces 101-1 Avenue, Burns Lake


On average it costs a person $56.00 to drive to Prince George and back. Save your gas money -


Find us at


Serving Burns Lake since 1988

Personalized In Home Service

Children’s Festival & Teen Activities

Petting Zoo Stock Dog Trials Purebred Livestock Show 4-H Northern Country Logger Sports Girls Drill Team Team Penning Heritage Tent Exhibit Hall Mom and Baby Tent Livestock Exhibits


Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians



PASTA NITE on Tuesdays WING NITE on Wednesdays MEXICAN NIGHT on Thursdays PRIME RIB NITE on Fridays



I am a Digital Art & Design graduate from TRU in Kamloops and in the process of building a portfolio. Since I’m from Burns Lake - I have an idea what kind of website would work for you!

Phone: 250-845-8785

Operated by

Sullivan Motor Products Ltd.

Keith Wilson

Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •

We’re the largest Duramax Dealer in Northern BC!!

Get online for $349 Make your online debut in style, and without breaking the bank. For more info see: Or contact Thao Douglas by email at

Loren Neilson

Still serving the Lakes District

Advertise your Business or Service here for $2225 per week.


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Post your items to earn entries*

Contest closes September 30, 2013 *See Official Rules & Regulations at for details **Winners will be notified via email

1 2 3 WIN!**

Call Lakes District News 250-692-7526 for more information.

Thank you for supporting our local businesses and services

rns Lake District News^Whichever - April 14, comes first.2010 See dealer for limited warranty details.

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Silverado Thunder Special Edition (R7B)/2013 Silverado Crew 2500 and 3500 HD (1SB) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. Limited quantities of 2013 models available. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. tBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.‡0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto financing/Scotiabank for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Silverado Thunder Special Edition/2013 Silverado Crew 2500 and 3500 HD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%, the monthly payment is $138 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% finance offer is unconditionally interest-free. **$5,500/$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado Crew 2500 and 3500HD/2013 Silverado Thunder (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. $1,000/$2,500 non-stackable cash credits is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 Silverado Crew 2500 and 3500 HD/2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Non-Stackable Cash Credits are available only when consumers opt for the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See dealer for details. Offer ends September 3, 2013. ^Whichever comes first. ^^Based on latest competitive data available.*† 2013 Silverado 3500HD 5th-wheel towing capacity of 10,478 kg (23,100 lb) is based on model K30903 with Dual Rear Wheels and available Duramax® diesel engine. Competitive information based on comparably equipped 2012 model year data available at time of printing. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your Chevy dealer for additional details. *^ Based on 2012 Large Pickup segmentation and latest 2012 competitive information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM models. *‡ Requires Regular Cab model C30903 with Dual Rear Wheels and gas engine. Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo. †† No-Charge Allison Transmission offer applies to new 2013 MY Silverado Heavy Duty Models delivered by September 3, 2013 at participating dealers in Canada. Dealer trade may be required. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice.Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ¥ Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Chevrolet Heavy Duty, GMC Sierra Light Duty, GMC Sierra Heavy Duty, or Chevrolet Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the samehousehold (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/ GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details † Thunder package includes R7M credit valued at $1,550. ¥¥ The Chevrolet Impala, Camaro, Tahoe, Silverado HD, and Avalanche; received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Large Car, Midsize Sporty Car (tie), Large CUV, Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Large Light Duty Pickup (tie) in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February to May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THANK YOU The Burns Lake Mountain Biking

Association would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make the 6th Annual Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival a huge success!

+ $1,550 + $1,000

$6 ,500**

+ $1,445 + $1,000

Woods and Water NAPA Willow Massage Therapy Ministry of Forests - Fire Attack Base William Konkin Elementary School Mike Werrell Wholesale Store McBike and Sport Village of Burns Lake Lo and Elliott Truscott Fowler Financial Services Lakes District News Tree to Tree Contracting Lakes District Maintenance Travis McKee Lakes District Free Classifieds Total Physiotherapy Lakes Artisan Society



$10 ,000**







160,000 kM/5 YEAR


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Royal Bank Fire Power Extinguishers Rose Unruh Dollar Store Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako D-Mand Contracting Redferns CNC Recreation Sites and Trails BC Cliff Stronstad Rayz Boardshop Central Mountain Air Purely H2O Burnt Bikes Pinnacle Burns Lake Search and Rescue Pineridge Holdings/










Lakes District News

LMR Trucking Burns Lake Fire Department Overwaitea Burns Lake Community Forest Omineca Ski Club Burns Lake Automotive Norco Bulkley Valley Credit Union AND…our countless volunteers!


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on select models. effectIve e ffectIve rate 3.68%










9.4 L/100 km HWY | 14.3 L/100 km CITYt



Highest Ranked in Initial Quality for Large Heavy Duty Pickup¥¥









MAxIMUM pAYLOAD CApACITY OF 7,222 LB. (3,276 kG)*‡

(397 Hp AND 765 LB-FT OF TORqUE)





Call Sullivan Motor Products at 250-845-2244, or visit us at 2760 Yellowhead Highway, Houston. [License #5631]

2013-08-23 10:57 AM

Burns Lake Lakes District News, August 28, 2013  

August 28, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

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