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The Town of Smithers drafted an emergency resolution to take forward to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention this week to address concerns with a curbside recycling contract being proposed by Multi-Material B.C. MMBC is an industry stewardship group made up of major retailers and producers that is set to take full responsibility for collecting and recycling packaging of all sorts by next May as a result of new provincial regulations. Smithers council has been discussing the merits of signing the MMBC contract to provide curbside recycling services to the town for most of the summer. One of their main concerns is the contract states the recycling centre will be located no further away from the town than 60 kilometres. “I know this is something that so many other communities in B.C. are struggling with,” said Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “The way this is rolling out is not working for a lot

of communities. If we can take a bit of a leadership role in that regard, I think it would be fantastic.” At the Aug. 27 regular meeting, council signed the agreement in principle, with the condition the recycling centre be located no further away than the current one. They are still awaiting a response from MMBC on that caveat. MMBC is offering an annual $55,000 incentive to communities that signed on the dotted line, which is not something that should be dismissed, said Deputy Mayor Frank Wray. “I really support this because I don’t think we should throw recycling away over a bad contract but I also don’t think we should sign a bad contract without some sort of fight,” Wray said. The Village of Telkwa is in a different position than Smithers. Their public works department has provided curbside recycling to residents for the past two years. The village is interested in sitting down to discuss a possible deal with MMBC, but they have a few issues to sort through first. See RECYCLE on A4

MARATHON OF HOPE Lucia Gastiazoro and Sacha Allen-Fleury, both five years old, make their way around the Smithers Terry Fox Run route on Sunday. More than $5,500 was raised. Fundraising totals from the Quick community run were not available at press time. Ryan Jensen photo

IIO looking into young man’s death By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The circumstances leading up to the public suicide of a young Bulkley Valley man are now under investigation by the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. On the afternoon

of Sept. 9, Lionel Thomas walked into Canadian Tire and killed himself in front of witnesses. Prior to the incident, the Smithers RCMP had multiple dealings with Thomas over a period of several hours, the IIO said in a statement on their website. He was given a medical

assessment and spent time in a RCMP cell. The IIO was notified of the suicide by the Smithers RCMP that evening and deployed investigators to the scene. “General investigative activities involve interviewing witnesses, talking to on-scene police

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The debate over a new logo for the Smithers Regional Airport continues after council failed to make a decision on a new visual representation during the regular council meeting Sept. 10. This was the second time the matter was before council as it was previously put off for a decision until all members were present. A full slate of councillors did little to help the group reach a consensus. Some were in favour of one of the new logos while others wanted to keep the Alpenhorn man logo currently used by the town. “It’s pretty obvious there is no consensus choice

Smithers town council has been debating which logo will be part of the regional airport’s new brand. among these and really, if I was looking at them with the Alpenhorn man alongside these, I would probably go with the Alpenhorn man,” Deputy Mayor Frank Wray said. “We could settle for one of these, I suppose, and they’re all OK, but I think the one we have is OK.” Counc. Norm Adomeit said he saw no purpose in moving away from what is already a very recognizable brand. “When people see the Alpenhorn man, the first thing

they think about is Smithers,” he said. “They know it. That’s Smithers. You don’t see Nike getting rid of their check mark.” Chief administrative officer Deborah Sargent said she felt the issue was not that the logos do not fit what council was looking for, it was that all three logos are equally strong. In the end, council decided to discuss the logos over with the company that designed them to see if one can work with council’s vision. “I think we set out

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High Road Services Society is taking the lead on providing a temporary solution to Smithers’ homelessness crisis before winter sets in. Following up on a promise he made to a group of assembled community service providers at a town hall meeting Sept. 3, High Road executive director Dana Gorbahn took a proposal to his group’s board, asking them to approve funding to set up two to four temporary camp-like structures to house six to 12 homeless people. “We are looking at purchasing two to four separate units with the dimensions of something like 12 ft by 16 ft,” Gorbahn said, adding a final decision will be made once all the costs are known. “[The board] will not go for it if we are unable to do it with reasonable costs.” Originally, when the idea of the temporary camp structures was proposed, Gorbahn had mentioned his organization’s empty lot on 16th Ave. as a possible place to set up the camp. That location has yet to be discussed, said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “The steps following that meeting were a proposal was going to come forward from High Road and then we were going to discuss it at council,” he said. “There have

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Thank you The family of Betty Egan would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Blouw and the nurses and staff of the Bulkley Valley Hospital for the care and consideration shown to our Mother during her illness and up to her passing. In addition, we would like to thank all the friends and families for their kindness and generosity during this difficult time.

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Recycling contracts “out of line”

From RECYCLE on Front Two sticking points for the village are the $5,000 dollar punishment levied against a town if the recycling exceeds three per cent package and printed paper, and the fixed rate, five-year contract that won’t increase fees paid to the village over the course of deal. If Telkwa does agree to a deal with MMBC it will free up the roughly $15,000 dollars per year in the budget set aside for the recycling program and allow that money to be put toward other expenditures. Last week, the village filled out a form agreeing to begin bargaining sessions with MMBC, but has no obligation to sign a contract if the terms of the deal are not sufficient. Other communities in the region have also stated concerns with the contract terms but have signed on in principle, like Terrace and Houston, while Prince George has refused the offer. MMBC had previously imposed a Sept. 16 deadline

for municipalities to sign the agreement but on Friday they said they would allow more time. “We have received feedback from some local governments that they require further time to consider our offer,” said Al Langdon, MMBC managing director. “As a result, we will continue discussions with these local governments in order that they could become part of MMBC’s program at a later date.” Last week, Metro Vancouver mayors said they wanted B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak to

intervene to keep their curbside recycling programs from being thrown into chaos by the proposed changes. The public officials cited concerns with the low prices being offered by MMBC and the requirement that loads of recyclables cannot contain more than three per cent contamination of other materials. “I’ve never seen a contract come through as one-sided as what they’ve done with this,” said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. “The idea you’re going to come in and replace our programs and take over recycling is out of line — most municipalities are really concerned about that.” The UBCM convention started Monday and goes until Friday at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More than 150 resolutions, put forward by communities from across the province, will be under consideration. - with files from the Surrey Leader

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N EWS Tahltan continue protest over Fortune Minerals site First Nations group takes over drills collecting environmental samples By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The standoff between Fortune Minerals and the Tahltan continued last week when protesters took over two drilling exploration sites they deemed to be an environmental risk to the area.

The drills were collecting data as part of “Our people have been here for the B.C. Environmental assessment process. thousands of years,” Fortune Minerals has -Marie Quock previously stated their Iskut Band Council chief environmental studies are being done according to government regulations. Even if the company has all the approvals 24 UNIT in place, Iskut Band Quock said they is trespassing on their Council Chief Marie believe the company ancestral lands.

Faith Matters Evangelical Free Church Pastor Trevor Brawdy 250.847-2929 organized. But much less time is spent and much less I admire the effort is exerted in respect and the addressing the issue value and dignity of homelessness in that many of our our community. I community membelieve the Church bers place upon the of Jesus Christ has lives of our local a role to play and homeless people in much to offer in Smithers. In their dealing with this isdedication, hard sue: both short-term work and compas- this coming winter sion, they are teach- and long-term in ing our community overcoming the – they are teaching causes and contribour churches- how utors to this travto live out the prin- esty. The worth of ciple of the sanctity a homeless person of human life. is not less than the worth of an unborn All too often, baby. churches narrow down too far this All humans postheological truth: sess incredible value Each person is cre- and worth because ated in the image of they have been God and therefore made in the image possesses intrinsic of God. In addiworth. We proclaim tion to the homeless the sanctity of life person, this includes for unborn babies, the unborn baby. for the elderly and But too often in our for the debilitated. society the unborn However, we are child’s intrinsic too often strangely worth and dignity quiet when it comes are overlooked, and to proclaiming, and undervalued. The showing, that the worth of an unborn homeless, the drug baby is not less addict, the alcoholic than the worth of a are also image bear- homeless person. ers of our loving God. Both “churched” and “unchurched” Much time and people can comeffort are invested mit the error of by the Church (and valuing one group rightly so), nation- of humans over ally and locally, another. May we be in proclaiming the challenged in our injustice of aborthinking. May we tion. Letters are be challenged in our written, crosses are actions. prominently placed, “life-chains” are Dignity & Worth

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GUEST VIEW Jordan Bateman


on’t hold your breath hoping mayors and councillors will come home from this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities conference with a stack of cost-saving ideas and strategies. In 2011, cities in B.C. combined to bring in $7.87 billion in revenue. Regional districts added another $1.6 billion. Throw in TransLink and its $1.3 billion and you have a combined annual budget of $10.77 billion to run everything from Abbotsford to Zeballos. To put that into perspective, if local government were a provincial government ministry, it would be bigger than anything except health, and more than double the

size of education. It’s more than the premier’s office, and departments of aboriginal relations, advanced education, agriculture, children and family development, citizens services, energy, environment, finance, forests, jobs, justice, social development and transportation – combined. That’s a lot of government spending. But the UBCM, yet again, is focused fully on manufacturing ways to extract more money out of federal and provincial taxpayers. In a book of 155 policy resolutions to be considered by mayors and councillors, only five would save taxpayers any money – and three of those will save pennies at best.

Surrey wants to use e-mail instead of Canada Post to send out statutory notices. Sicamous wants the B.C. government to stop renaming its ministries, citing a “large cost to taxpayers and [that it] is time consuming for local government staff to update files and develop contacts.” Delta wants ICBC to keep cities out of driver lawsuits. Not exactly earth-shattering stuff. Squamish is looking for something a bit more substantial, by getting the provincial government to overturn a decision that ties firefighter wages across B.C. to the Vancouver salary structure. And Cranbrook wants to add a second, cheaper level of

“Why bother, when shaking down taxpayers is so much easier?” -Jordan Bateman CTF B.C. director policing called peace officers – an idea deemed unworthy of a recommendation by the UBCM policy committee. And that’s it. Slim pickings, to say the least. The centerpiece of the conference will be a debate over a policy paper on local government finance reform or, in layman’s terms, “how to get more money from Ottawa and Victoria.” On page 102 comes the only concrete cost-saving

suggestion – sharing services across municipalities. Great idea, but given just a page-and-a-half, and buried on page 102 of a 115-page document. And that’s it. A page-and-a-half in after 101 pages of discussion on whether cities should get a cut of income taxes, the PST, targeted consumption taxes, property transfer taxes, hotel room tax, fuel tax, carbon tax and resource revenues. The provincial government should

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reject any suggestion of sharing more tax dollars until municipalities and regional districts agree to embrace public sector wage mandates, aggressively cut costs and find efficiencies. It can be done: Penticton has frozen property taxes for three straight years thanks to its focus on core services and negotiating lower starting wages with their union. So how cashstrapped are our local governments? Well, not enough to cut their own wages. Or eliminate programs that are not purely infrastructure or health and safety. Or to aggressively cut regulation so they do not need to continually add staff

and consultants. They’re also not cash-strapped enough to follow the provincial government’s lead and bring in two years of net zero wage freezes. Or to follow that up with two years of cooperative gains, where unions have to help find cost savings to fund their own raises. And they’re certainly not cashstrapped enough to actually schedule a UBCM session on money-saving best practices or offer up any significant work on cutting costs. Why bother, when shaking down taxpayers is so much easier? - Jordan Bateman is the B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.


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RUN TO THE HILLS Smithers Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Keith Stecko hands Strider, Kerri Kluss and Estelle Wodjak from the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre a cheque for $1,000. The money was raised through entry fees to the inaugural Run to the Hills event in August.

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Bovill Square location “insanity” Editor: Changes have happened in our town, but do they all make sense? We do have nice new parks by the gallery and Subway, but Bovill Square? Sure, an ugly vacant lot has been revived, but putting a beautiful $800,000 bandstand in that location is insanity. It looks, and is, totally out of place. An edifice with these dimensions just doesn’t belong on a postage stamp-sized lot in an obscure part of town where it will become a wonderful drunk location. Why wasn’t it put on the Chandler Park field or a similar-sized location? A bike friendly town, what a great idea! But $400,000 for bike bars, not including installation, is a little extreme. On a

sunny Friday afternoon a total of one was being used. Saturday morning showed a slightly better usage with a total of six, four of which were outside Bugwood Bean. But bikes are still being tethered to other structures. Oh, and don’t forget the bars have to be dismantled in winter for snow plowing. Next there’s that second sheet of ice which has been whined about for as long as I can remember. Finally, sigh, the hockey fans, it’s happening. But wait a minute, is hockey the only sport this town plans to cater to? Since more sport is being advocated, especially for our youth, wouldn’t it make more sense to build a multiplex? Then maybe basketball courts, a gym and indoor soccer facilities, etc. could be included all under one roof. I could add more, but


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Editor : At the August 2013 Burns Lake council meeting the mayor advised that he had traveled to Fort McMurray and participated in an Enbridge-sponsored tour of the tar sands. He was enthusiastic about their new reclamation efforts and challenged those at the meeting who might disagree with him to, “get


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informed and involved.” I recently came upon a report by Josette Wier from Smithers, who was on the same tour as the mayor. She states: “While there I felt a mix of fascination and horror; fascination came from witnessing the technological prowess and accomplishments. Horror came not only from the scale of the destruction, but also from a sense of planetary disconnection... [There] is an unprecedented destruction of land, water and air allowed by extremely lenient federal and provincial

regulations. A recently released report (July 2013) shows 4,063 chronic and repetitive contraventions by the major players between 1996-2012 with an enforcement rate of 0.9 per cent and a median penalty of $4,500. Further, the area affected is larger than the extraction area. Carcinogenic products associated with bitumen extraction were found in lake sediments 90 kms from the extraction site two. None of that was mentioned in the factoids delivered by the attractive tour guide. Neither was mentioned the contribution of the tar sands extraction to global warming, the most crucial issue of our time. Even if as claimed the contribution is only a few percentage points to global carbon emissions, such added percentage points can be the tipping point for disastrous consequences

to come. It appears like a delusional world propped up by our heavily lobbied federal leaders promoting their aggrandized vision of Canada as a super energy power. By tripling production in the next 20 years, the CAPP representative explained that there still will be 100 years left of production (instead of 500). Are we to continue letting giant oil multinationals decide on our behalf or are we to develop a vision that will protect the planet and include the well-being of future generations?” This information is alarming and should be a concern to the mayor. I worry that his vision for Burns Lake includes pipelines that might result in a few jobs but ultimately the destruction of our community. I put the ball back in his court, “get informed and get involved.” Rita Lavoie Burns Lake

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N EWS Hydo increase will hurt: MLA By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson said a proposed BC Hydro rate increase of more than 26 per cent over two years would have a devastating effect on his constituents. The rate increase was part of a confidential internal BC Hydro document leaked to the media last week suggesting a 19 per cent rate increase next year and another six per cent the following year. The

Doug Donaldson compounding effect would produce an increase of 26.4 per cent over two years. “I think it’s going to have potentially some major impacts on people in the

north especially where we live where a lot of people depend on electricity for their heat,” Donaldson said. Energy Minister Bill Bennett denied reports that BC Hydro rates will go up more than 26 per cent in the next two years. Bennett said the document was prepared for a ministry committee working with BC Hydro on electricity rates, and has been revised three times since the leaked version was created in August. He said the

committee has found ways to reduce the rate increases needed to cover extensive construction and other costs for the utility, but he wouldn’t put a number on the prospective rate increases. This incident further points out the need for a fall legislature session, Donaldson said. “When we’re not sitting, [the Liberals] don’t get as much attention shone on decisions they’ve made,” he said. -with files from Tom Fletcher

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Monn-Djasngar earns place with Whitecaps By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

Get used to hearing the name Jeremy MonnDjasngar. He might be playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps one day. The Smithers youth is off to train with the Whitecaps Northern Academy in Prince George this season after an early summer tryout led to an invitation by the club. “I was very excited to make it through the camp,” said MonnDjasngar. “It was a tough tryout. If a person didn’t do well, or didn’t give 100 per cent, they would take them off the field and bring in another player.” Monn-Djasngar found out he had made it right after the camp ended, which gave him some time to talk things over with his family and make sure moving four hours east was the right thing to do. In the end, it was an easy decision for MonnDjasngar, whose passion for the game of soccer trumps any impediments he may find along the way. Fortunately, the MonnDjasngars have family in Prince George, so he will stay with an aunt and attend Grade 10 classes at College Heights Senior Secondary. He’ll train twice a week with the Northern Academy while playing club football for a local league and for the high school.

Smithers soccer product Jeremy Monn-Djasngar has earned a spot in the Vancouver Whitecaps Northern Academy in Prince George.

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The Whitecaps Northern Academy will provide supplemental practice in a professional environment, with a curriculum that covers all aspects of training, from technical development, to strength and conditioning to nutrition. “He showed extremely well,” regional head coach Sonny Pawar said. “He is an excellent athlete, he moves confidently and he has an excellent touch on the

soccer ball. He had no problems fitting right in with the other elite players in his age group.” In addition to his skills, the coaching staff loved Monn-Djasngar’s attitude and his passion. “He is a terrific young man,” Pawar said. “I know he really loves the sport. His enthusiasm really showed up in the training sessions, so we are really happy to have him as a part of our program.”

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For Monn-Djasngar it’s recognition of a lifetime of playing the sport he loves. His first memories of the sport come from Senegal, his place of birth. It was there that a Brazilian missionary organized games for youth to raise money for kids on the streets. When he was seven, Monn-Djasngar moved to Smithers, but he never stopped playing soccer. Now, he’s getting better every year, and, at 14

years old, he recognizes he could have a future in the sport he loves. “Ultimately, I would like to get into the Whitecaps resident program, if God wills it. And then go over to play in Europe and then play for Canada in the World Cup.” Next Monn-Djasngar will try to catch the eye of one of the Whitecaps residency scouts, who make periodic visits up north to check on the

players in the program. If they like what they see, they will invite a player down to Vancouver to train with the residency team for a weekend. If Monn-Djasngar excels at this level, he could find himself down in Vancouver training with the U-14 team. He is the first Smithers resident to make it in to the Northern Academy, but this is only its first full season of operation. Head coach Sonny Pawar said he expects there to be others. “We are really excited about this program and we hope that everyone knows it’s not just a regional program – it’s for everyone in the north. Eventually, once we have everything in place, we plan to make scouting trips to various towns in the region.” In total, the Whitecaps have six academies across B.C. and western Canada. These programs act as feeders for the residency program, which in turn feeds the first team. Last year the residency program grew from the previous squad of 25 players in the U-17 to U-19 age range to teams in the U-14, U-16, and U-18 categories. With this expansion, the program is now comprised of 65 of the top players from across British Columbia and Canada. Aspiring players can now enter the Whitecaps FC system at 13 years of age.

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Bobby Jo Love and Owen Rowsell from the Sicamous Eagles meet up with a few exteammates after a game against 100 Mile House on Sunday. The Eagles beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1.

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Smithers to Sicamous By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

Bobby Jo Love and Owen Rowsell have left their hometown of Smithers to play Junior B hockey for the Sicamous Eagles this season. Love and Rowsell drove down to Sicamous earlier in the summer to tryout for the team during preseason camps and agreed to be listed by the club shortly after. It’s a natural transition for two players that have grown up together, playing on the same hockey teams since peewee, including last


season when, the pair played midget tier three together. Rowsell graduated from Smithers Secondary School last spring, but Love still has a year left to go. He’ll attend classes in Sicamous until spring, then head back up to Smithers to graduate next June. “Obviously no one wants to move away and miss graduating high school with their buddies, but this is a dream of mine and I had to make that sacrifice for these seven months of the year,” Love said. In addition to making the jump to junior hockey, Love

will have the added difficulty of learning a new position this winter – that of a forechecking, goalscoring forward. Love tried out for the Eagles as a defenceman last summer. “They want me to score goals,” Love said. “I’m a grinder, I like to do the little things, kill penalties, work hard and help the team out.” From the sound of it, Love is ideally suited to play a grinding, power forward role. “Bobby Jo is a big strong guy,” said former midget coach Brendan Hutchinson. See EAGLES on A14

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Veenstra qualifies for top amateur golf tourney

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Fifteen-year-old golfer Adam Veenstra is off to San Diego to play in one of the top amateur tournaments in North America this January, after he qualified by winning the juvenile boys title at Predator Ridge earlier this summer. The Predator Ridge tournament was Veenstra’s fourth B.C. Maple Leaf Junior tour event of the summer. He also competed at Pagoda Ridge, Northview and Harvest Club. “It is my first MJT win so it feels awesome,” Veenstra told The Vernon Morning Star shortly after his victory. “The course was in mint condition. I

“... he is definitely scholarship material,” -Chris Herkel SGCC pro

wasn’t really thinking about winning coming down the stretch – my group was great and kept me relaxed.” Veenstra had to beat out a few 16 and 17-year-olds for the win. In addition to battling against players up to three years older in San Diego, he’ll also have to worry about the rust that winter weather brings. “It’s going to be hard because I won’t be able to get much practice in before,”

Veenstra said. “But hopefully I will have fun and make the cut.” For Veenstra, winning Predator Ridge and qualifying for the San Diego tournament are the highlights of a young career that began at an early age. “He started when he was tiny,” his mom Cathy said. “He would run around with plastic clubs in the yard. Our whole family golfs, so we he began taking lessons pretty early on.”

Smithers Golf and Country Club pro Chris Herkel said he sees a future in the sport for the young Veenstra. “He has worked really hard on his game. He always plays hard, and this summer he took it to another level. I would say that he is definitely scholarship material down the road, which is great.” As the summer season wraps up, Veenstra will continue to play for the Bulkley Valley Christian School golf team, while honing his swing at home during the long winter months. Next year he plans to return to the BCGA tour for the summer and, hopefully play in the Northern Open.

Fifteen-year-old Smithers golfer Adam Veenstra has qualified for one of the top amateur tournaments in North America in January.

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Duo to playJunior Huynh wins for wrestling B with Eagles By Nolan Kelly

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“He forechecks really well, has a great shot and he thinks the game really well.” Rowsell will have a different adjustment to make, after graduating high school last summer. He plans on taking a personal training course during the season, which shouldn’t be too hard for such an intelligent player. “Owen thinks the game really well,” Hutchinson said. “If you explain a concept to him, he integrates it into his game immediately. And he skates well, which is probably the most important component a player can have.” These juniors are focused more on improving every day, and hopefully, in a year or two, the scholarship offers from colleges in the United States will come. In all likelihood, landing a scholarship will require both players to make it to the Junior-A level, one step up from where they currently play. Fortunately, the Sicamous Eagles have a strong working relationship with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, who are widely considered one of the best Junior-A franchises in the province. If Love or Rowsell play well enough, they could find themselves getting called up as affiliate players with

the Silverbacks. “They have shown a little interest in me, according to my coach,” Love said. “I would like to AP with them, but it’s still early in the season. We’ve only played a few games and I’m not worried about it right now.” Both Love and Rowsell understand, that scholarships will sort themselves out if they worry about what happens on the ice, first. “It would be a great opportunity to get a scholarship, but right now I just want to be a solid, consistent contributor to this team and to be able to play my best every night to help this team win.” Rowsell said Their former coach thinks they’ve both got a shot. “I think there will be lots of opportunities for these kids,” Hutchinson said. “They’ve both got a few years of eligibility left. If they work hard, they’ll definitely have a chance at a scholarship in the U.S. in a few years.” The Sicamous Eagles have been around for almost 20 years. Over that span they’ve won the Kooteney International Junior Hockey League title four times, and produced a few quality NHLers, including Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber.


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Lucky number seven Marcel Barralon (left) and Daryl Young battle for the ball at the seven-a-side kick-off tournament at Walnut Park Elementary School on the weekend. Five local teams competed at the event. The senior boys from Smithers Secondary School prevailed over Dominic Imhof and Friends in the tournament final. Nolan Kelly photo

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Grice new principal at Smithers Secondary By Cianna Pawluk Smithers/Interior News

Smithers Secondary School has acquired a brand new principal this year, Mr. Jaksun Grice. Mr. Grice has resided in the Bulkley Valley since January 2010, working as a vice principal at Houston Secondary School and then last year as a vice principal here at Smithers Secondary. It is exceptionally neat that this is Mr. Grice’s first year as a principal. As he explained in the opening assembly of the year, he graduated from high school in 1996 which is the birth year of this year’s grad class. Growing up in Langley, Mr. Grice

describes himself as being very active throughout his time in high school. He spent a lot of time playing hockey and physical education was his favourite subject. “I won the top P.E. student award every year,” he said. Mr. Grice completed his education at The University of British Columbia and started out his professional life in the Northwest Territories as a physical education teacher. Now here at Smithers Secondary, Mr. Grice has big ideas about how to run the school. “The biggest change we have to make and are already making is becoming a school that prepares kids for living in the 21st century,” he said.

Jaksun Grice He explains that it’s important for us to develop skills in teamwork, creativity and the ability to adapt in order to deal with our changing world. Regurgitating information is no longer as important now that students have as much access to information as teachers do. Mr. Grice said he’s very impressed

with the wide array of programming that is offered at Smithers Secondary. For example, we have the aviation program which runs every two years and fantastic music, drama and athletics programs. Mr. Grice also describes Smithers Secondary as having high achieving academics with dedicated teachers. “I would have to say my favourite aspect of Smithers Secondary is the students,” he said, despite his high opinion of the offered programs. He describes the students of Smithers Secondary as being diverse, well rounded and highly motivated. Being approximately four times the size of Houston Secondary, Smithers Secondary

has provided a different atmosphere for Mr. Grice. “Walking into Houston Secondary is like a warm hug,” he said, encouraging Smithers Secondary to strive for the same kind of inclusiveness. Mr. Grice is eager to assist Smithers Secondary in living up to its full potential this year.

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Princess Garden searching for new home By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

Princess Garden needs a new home. The local garden collective has been situated on the corner of 14th Ave. and Princess St. for the last five years, but the plot of land they’ve been using is now scheduled for development. Landowner and developer Ray Collingwood has allowed the community garden to use his piece of land for the last five years, but recently decided to build a seniors’ residence on the plot. Now, the collective is searching for a new place to move the garden and is hopeful either a private resident or the Town of Smithers will step up. Currently, there are several options on the table, but nothing has been finalized. The town has offered up a plot of land behind the firehall, off Highway 16, but has given no guarantees about how long the new garden would be allowed to operate for. The fire department is considering building a garage on the lot and if that happens in the near future the effort of moving the garden plots and the greenhouse is too great to justify, for a short-term home. “They approached the town about a year ago, and my understanding is that our offer still stands,” Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. “Obviously finding other land in the town will be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. I would encourage them to come back to council and talk

Princess Garden, located at the corner of Princess St. and 14th Ave. is in need of a new home after the developer that has allowed them access to the property has decided to build.

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to us.” Another spot currently being discussed is a plot of land across from the Bulkley Valley District Hospital, that hasn’t been used since local nuns used to grow strawberries on it decades ago. The land belongs to Northern Health, who would be willing to donate it. However, the plot needs to be rezoned in order to put a garden on it. If neither of those options work out, the collective is also hopeful a private resident with an

unused plot of land may step up and donate. “If there was anyone sitting on a lot and not planning to build on it for a few years, that would be a wonderful donation,” said Princess Garden founder Gail Jenne. “Of course, its a lot of work to move things.” The collective is also in talks with local schools, but will have to make sure the garden is open to everyone, not just students. When the garden first began five years ago,

Smithers Community Services Association helped out with building the infrastructure and the Driftwood Foundation provided financial support. Initially, Princess Garden began as a demonstration garden with a goal of promoting food security, supporting local farmers and trying to make people more aware of the types of food they were eating. Recently, the garden began an honour table, where citizens could buy

produce by donation. They also recently started a Kids Get Food Camp, which taught children how to harvest and cook locally-grown food. Princess Garden differs from traditional community gardens, like the Northern Root in Smithers by not renting plots for the year, but rather, encouraging citizens to help grow and learn about food on the land. Volunteers then get to take home some of the produce they help cultivate.

Jenne is optimistic that something can get done, but time is of the essence. They are expecting to have to shut the doors sometime in the fall. “If anyone has an offer we are happy to talk to them and see if it could work. There are some nice things there and it would be a shame if we had to pack them away. We just want to say a huge thank you to Ray Collingwood. He graciously gave us that land for the last five years and it was greatly appreciated.”

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More than 60 years of Babine Lake history has been compiled by Carol Spicer-Morris in her book; Babine Lake: Cabin Dwellers at Smithers Landing and 5-Mile. The book, which took more than four years to complete, chronicles several different families and shares some of their adventures and misfortune. After some prodding by a few friends Spicer-Morris was convinced a book was needed for preservations sake, she said. “People started settling there in the 1950s,” Spicer-Morris said. “Most of the houses have been sold to other families. We just wanted to keep a record of who the original families that lived in those houses were, all the in-between people and who owns them now.” Spicer-Morris has always been interested in history and feels it’s important to remember who came before you, she added. “I’ve lived here all my life and my family has been around here for generations. I’m the only girl in my immediate family so I kept my mom’s name too.” The Spicer-Morris lineage is joined by 60 other families in Babine Lake and

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several last names are still in the Bulkley Valley such as Hooper, Chapman, Leach, VanHorn and Milne. With the amount of families contained in the book the gathering of information was trying at times, she said. “Getting in touch with the original people was the most difficult.” All 100 colour copies have been sold and the remaining black and white copy sales will determine if another printing will take place in the near future, Spicer-Morris said. “The book is definitely a special interest piece,” she said. “I imagine only family members will want to read the stories of relatives and acquaintances.” More than 70

people put in their own individual pieces for the book, which gives the compilation added depth, SpicerMorris said. “Everyone submitted their own words and I had to find pictures and attach them to the stories.” Part of SpicerMorris’ research has yet to make print due to incomplete genealogy thus far. “I wanted to add the Babine First Nation history as well,” she said. “But I couldn’t bridge the gap from the 1800s to now.” However, there are quite a few storylines that stand out to Spicer-Morris, she said. “The Tukii Lodge story is great,” she said. “Now two young brothers own the lodge and run the whole thing.”

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C OMMUNITY Smithers seniors score medals



poke to John Barth from Burns Lake about the B.C. Senior Games held in Kamloops August 20 – 24. Smithers is in Zone 11 which takes in Vanderhoof to Hazelton. Mr. Barth said there were a total of about 80 from Zone 11 that attended along with 20 observers, friends and family. There are 24 different events, one is called pickleball and I wonder what sort of game that is? In total over 4,000 people from the province attended plus 1,800 volunteers to help make this event a success. Zone 11 won soix gold medals, 13

silver and 12 bronze. Some named were Ron Lowe, Telkwa, with two gold in cycling, Carolyn Castle, Topley, a bronze in darts, Janet Mould, Smithers, with a silver in five pin bowling, Staffie Brine, Smithers, took a bronze and a gold in five pin bowling, Bryan Bradbury, Vanderhoof, took a bronze in golf and Ed Maskiewich, Smithers, took a silver in golf. There are pictures and other results, check out bcseniorgames. org and click on the Kamloops logo at the top. Drove to Prince George last week to meet up with my sister. We talk on the phone a lot but I haven’t actually seen her in person for about five years. It was a wonderful visit; we walked around the stores and talked our heads off. Felt like we just picked up where our last phone call ended. Was worried about the drive, remembered a saying: “Drive carefully. It’s not only motor cars that can be recalled by

their maker.” I have too much to do in the coming weeks, have to stay around for a bit longer. My next visit to Prince George will be to greet my second great-grandchild, due on the 14th. I remember my mother saying babies would be born around the time of a full moon, she said it was the pull of the moon. The full moon is on the 19th so I will see how close this baby gets. Remember TV dinners? First one was in 1953 when Swanson began selling them. Upcoming Mental Health Family Education program. Free, starts Oct. 2, runs for 10 weeks and is designed for anyone who has a caring relationship with anyone who suffers from any chronic mental illness. More information: Toby Coupe, 250-847-9779, The Smithers Art Gallery is inviting proposals for shows to be exhibited from March 2014 – Feb. 2015. Deadline is Oct. 7. Application packages can be

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2013 NOTICE OF TAX SALE Notice is hereby given that the following properties will be offered for sale, pursuant to Section 403 of the Local Government Act, by public auction at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 30th, 2013 in the Council Chambers, at the Town of Smithers Office, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, B.C. unless delinquent taxes, plus accrued interest, are paid by cash, Interac or certified cheque before the tax sale.

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The lowest amount that any of the above noted properties may be sold for is the upset price, which is the accumulative total of delinquent, arrears, current taxes, penalties, interest, and applicable fees. The highest bid above the upset price will be accepted. Successful bidders at the tax sale must pay to the Town of Smithers the bid amount, by Interac or certified cheque, prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The properties will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis. The Town of Smithers is not responsible for the condition of any of the properties listed. Purchasers of tax sale property should note that the sale is not final, as the property is subject to redemption by the owner until September 29, 2014. If the owner redeems the property, the tax sale purchase price, plus interest, will be returned to the purchaser. For more information on the Tax Sale process please contact the Finance Department at (250) 847-1600. Leslie Ford, Director of Finance September 2013

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Canoe trip brings Purvis’ closer together By Claire Paradis Nakusp/The Arrow Lakes News

Leigh, Brenda, Mya and Natasha Purvis arrived in Nakusp to spend the last of their family vacation away from their home in Smithers. Unlike a lot of visitors they made the trek mostly by canoe. Arriving on Aug. 28 in their 20-foot red and yellow canoe, the four had been out on the water boating all the way from Valemount. Traveling at a speed of 15 kilometres a day, they canoed the 365 km in 32 days, taking rest days between paddle time. Readers might think, ‘wait a minute, there are two very large obstacles for boaters on the way from Valemount to Nakusp: Mica Dam and Revelstoke Dam.’ Getting around the dams was actually easy, Leigh told The Arrow Lakes News. Their ultralight kevlar canoe has a set of wheels that makes portaging around huge concrete obstructions a snap, especially if the way back down to the water is paved. The family boat, from Clipper in Abbotsford, is covered by a custom-made deck that has openings for people to pop through, as well as a pocket for the sail. Yes, the skookum canoe also has a sail that can be used when the wind is going the right way, saving arms hours of oar work. The sail unfolds from its small pouch, and Brenda serves as its anchor, while Leigh uses a paddle

as a rudder to steer. Sailing, they can reach speeds of up to 10 kilometres per hour, about twice as fast as hauling on a paddle. Along with the two adults and two kids, in the boat was all the camping gear to make the trip, including dehydrated food dried at home in preparation for the voyage. Getting ready for the trip took about a month, but the planning started last winter. Before this trip, the family had spent 14 days touring Stuart Lake in the fall of 2012. Planning for that excursion had been an adventure in learning more about the history of the area, as well as the weather. Stuart Lake is notorious for fast-changing weather. In the end the trip was cut short by strong winds. During this summer’s voyage from Valemount, the family thrilled an Austrian tourist camping at Blanket Creek. He was so excited, he kept repeating, “It’s so Canadian, it’s so Canadian.” But canoe trips aren’t at all common anymore. Leigh said they saw only two other canoes during their descent down the lakes. “It feels like a sense of accomplishment as well as a really great family vacation,” said Brenda about their Voyageur-type trips. The next water journey will be on a river, Leigh, the paddling dad said, who is considering a nice gentle waterway like the Yukon River for an upcoming adventure.

Leigh, Brenda, Mya and Natasha Purvis of Smithers recently completed an epic month-long 365-km canoe journey.

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BV Dart League Final Pre-Season General Meeting, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #63) in Smithers. New members are especially welcome. Erica Corfe at 250-877-2897 or Shane Wadden at 250-917-8767. Take Back the Night Cummunity Unite Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at the Central Park Building. Walk with other community members in solidarity to demonstrate our rights to live without fear and violence. Sponsored by NSDP & Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society. Head’s Up: An Introduction to Brain Health Thursday, Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m. at the Healthy Living Centre. Leanne Jones speaks on protecting and maintaining your brain in aging. To register 866-564-7533 or Driftwood Poker Ride Sept. 29, register 8 a.m., first rider out 10 a.m. $25/hand. First prize $500. BBQ burgers to follow at 4 p.m. Proceeds to Back Country Horsemen. More info. 250847-3165. Smithers Film Society presents The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Sunday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. The film raises thought-provoking and timely issues. Standard admission. Girl Guides: Registration is now taking place. Camping, crafts, fun and friendship for ages 5 to 18. Cost $95 for the

whole season, and financial help is available. For registration details please call Robi 250-847-9263 or Charlotte 250-8473742. Mother Goose at the Smithers Public Library. Newborn to 18 months, Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Sept. 17-Dec. 3. 18-36 months, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., Sept. 19-Dec. 5. 250-847-3043 for more info or to register. Story Time at the Smitehrs Public Library. 3-5 year olds Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., Setp. 18-Dec. 4. Pre-registration is required. 250-847-3043 for more info. Mental Health Family Education Workshop Series Oct. 2-Dec. 3. Ten free workshops. Learn the facts about mental illness, new medications and treatments, and discover how others support their loved ones., Toby Cope 250-847-9779. Smithers Film Society presents Barbara, Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. Combines the elements of the thriller and melodrama with real emotional purchase. Standard admission. Smithers Film Society presents Mud, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. Modern fairy tale, steeped in the sleepy Mississippi lore of Twain. Standard admission.


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Madchild returns with Lawnmower Man By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Platinum-selling multiple Juno-award winning Canadian hip-hop artist Madchild returns to Smithers on Sept. 27 to showcase his latest musical effort. His brand-new album, Lawnmower Man, was released on Aug. 6 and he has been touring non-stop since. He played 20 shows on the Warped Tour and is currently in the middle of a 31show cross-Canada tour. “It’s a celebration of life,” Madchild told The Interior News on the phone from Thunder Bay, Ont. “I’m at a good point in my life, things are a lot better than they were since my last album came out and

“It’s a celebration of life,” -Madchild on new album Lawnmower Man

I think [Lawnmower Man] reflects that. It’s a pretty wild, fierce album with a lot of raw energy.” The fans’ response to the new album so far has also been really positive. “I really wanted this tour to be a whole new experience,” Madchild said. “I’m having a lot of fun playing eight or nine new songs. I’m very pleased with how the fans are embracing the show and they know a lot of words to the new songs.” Madchild, with special guests Slaine, Adlib, Wildcard,

Brothers Grim and Prince George’s Ace and Verbs, is performing two shows at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre. The all-ages show starts at 4 p.m. and the 19+ show follows at 9. “It’s definitely better than anything else there is to do that night so you better get your ass down there,” Madchild said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Tickets are $25 or $45 for the VIP meet and greet and can be purchased at Rayz Boardshop and Valley Oasis Hair Studio and Day Spa.

Canadian hip-hop artist Madchild is playing two shows in Smithers Sept. 27.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


RHYTHM AND HUES Saxophonist P.J. Perry, with percussionist and younger brother Nels Guloien, and the P.J. Perry Quartet delighted a full house at the Della Herman Theatre last Friday night.

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ime is running out to get a 50 per cent discount to this year’s BV Concert Association series. For $60, you can see all five shows — which works out to $12 per show. Regular adult tickets are $25, seniors are $20 and student tickets are $16. The offer ends Sept. 26. This year, the BVCA is hosting the Montreal Guitar Trio on Sept. 26, western swing group Woody Holler and his Orchestra on Oct. 16, the Fung Chiu Duo on Jan. 18, Jesse Peters Trio with Lizzy Hoyt, Strings and Swing, on Feb. 13 and Shay Keubler/Karoshi dance and takio drum on April 19. Individual and season tickets can be purchased at Mountain Eagle Books. For more information, email


he Smithers Alternative Film Series’next show, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, is this Sunday. On Oct. 6 is Barbara, followed by Mud (Oct. 20), Fruitvale Station (Nov. 3), The Hunt (Nov. 17), No (Dec. 1) and Blue Jasmine (Dec. 15). Any updates or changes to the schedule will be posted to the Smithers Alternative Film Series’ Facebook page.


aturday is movie night as the 2013 Flyfishing Film Tour stops in Smithers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and fish tales. The first film starts at 7:30 p.m. There will also be door prizes handed out, including Patagonia waders, Oakley sun glasses, hats and hoodies. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at Oscar’s Source for Adventure and McBike and Sport or $20 at the door. The film rolls at the Old Church on First Ave.


he Smithers Community Band needs a conductor for the upcoming season. The group plays concert band music at various events throughout the year in the Bulkley Valley and surrounding area. New players, regardless of instrument are also welcome. Fall rehearsals begin on Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m., in the Smithers Secondary School band room. For more information, please call Ron at 250-847-2187 or Andy at 250847-2340.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


C OMMUNITY Birds are very active right now throughout the province

FOR THE BIRDS Brenda Mallory


ow, this is better! Cool mornings and sunny, warm afternoons. Actually heard that it was zero degrees Celsius in Burns Lake. They will often say there is a frost warning. I have no idea why we need to be warned about frost? The birds are very active throughout the province. It is the robins that surprise me. The Saskatoons have dried but still they feed in a frenzy. Bears, of course, want their chance. My walking trails on this property have Saskatoon branches

pulled down across them. I notice the bears also like the berries on the redtwigged dogwood. Be aware when you are out and about. Often you will find a sow with her cubs around. They have a pre-hibernation program and they are sticking to it. Watch your dogs as well. A harrier has been seen in this area as well as the sharp-shinned hawk. The sharpshinned doesn’t have a problem taking a pigeon. I imagine a dove or two could be taken as well. This morning as friends gathered for coffee we were surprised to see a big flock of crows and doves, all heading to the same place. I hear of a turkey vulture northwest of Chetwynd. I do recall in years past of those birds in that area. Rough-legged hawk is still around the Fort Nelson airport as well as one spotted near Dawson Creek. A few more

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sparrows coming in now. Today I have one whitecrowned as well as a savannah. Quite a few juncos feeding at the platform feeder. Same in the northeast. Janet from Fort Nelson says she has seed out for the birds. She was wondering when to put out suet. I would think it might be best to wait for the bears

to hibernate. I had some trouble picking all the apples. Too high for me to step up on a ladder. What did I do? I used my winter roof rake and just pulled the apples off. Worked really well. Magpies have been around. I don’t often get them here but I had one today. Enjoyed that sighting. Also a pair reported from


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National Forest Week September 22 - 28, 2013

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Wonowon. Many in this area have been out and about picking blueberries and huckleberries. I have a bowl of blueberries beside me as I write to you. A friend gave me a big container of berries. Now I have to do something with them. I found this recipe I would like to share with all you pickers!

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Doug Donaldson, MLA Stikine and aboriginal relations critic, hosted a natural gas information session at the Kispiox Valley Community Hall to obtain a deeper understanding of concerns area residents have. More than a dozen natural gas pipelines are being proposed for development through northern B.C. and two of the proposed projects would traverse the Kispiox Valley. Guest speaker, Pat Moss, executive director of Smithers-based Northwest Institute for Bioregional

Research, shed some light on what her organization is planning. “For the past four years we’ve been working on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal,” Moss said. “But more recently we’ve realized we can’t ignore the 21st century gold rush in our region which are the LNG projects.” To deal with the LNG proposals comprehensively the Northwest Istitute has decided to request some alterations to the environmental assessment procedure, which all proposed industrial projects must submit to. “Nobody has the energy to cover all of the proposals,” Moss said. “We decided there needs

to be a regional assessment of all the projects because right now every project is getting a separate assessment and the terminals and pipelines are also assessed separately.” The Northwest Institute has collaborated with the University of Victoria’s environmental law centre to compile a request to the federal and provincial ministers of environment to consider a cummultive study on the potential impacts of all LNG projects in northern B.C., Moss said. “Both the federal and provincial governments have the ability, within their legislation, to do that kind of broader assessment.” See LNG on B2

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LNG gathering inspires local high schooler to action From LNG on B1 The report, which also asks for a strategic economic assessment, was delivered to both branches of government on Aug. 1 and no reply has been issued to date, Moss said. “If any LNG projects get approved we want to make sure they are the most beneficial and least damaging to society, the environment and the economy,” Moss added. When Moss finished her presentation Donaldson opened the floor for questions after a brief comment. “The more people requesting answers directly from government or sharing their concerns, the more attention government is going to pay to this issue,” Donaldson

said. “It’s because of the vigilance of people like you here in the north that share information that awareness about LNG is rising.” One of the first questions was about the potential for pipeline companies to be able to change the product they’re shipping. “Right now I don’t know the answer to that,” Moss said. “If it’s technically possible then there’s the potential it could happen.” Local resident, Graeme Pole, interjected. “TransCanada’s doing it right now,” he said. Another valley resident shared

that Spectra has given them notice of planned activity in the Kispiox Valley. This fall they will be doing preliminary surveys, which Spectra claimed to not need a permit to conduct, at potential river crossings and once the sites are determined core sample drilling will take place in 2014. “You need a permit to cut a Christmas tree down in this province,” Pole said. “So why don’t these people need anything to operate around here?” One Gitxsan chief, Catherine Blackstock, spoke during the meeting as well. She mentioned the reason for attending was to learn more about what was happening in the area.

The meeting was closed down to an eruption of applause after Alysha Stewart, 17, from Kispiox, shared her thoughts on the matter. “I hear people saying that First Nations people are dealing with these companies and I strongly disagree,” Stewart said. “I don’t want this to happen and there’s a lot of people out there that don’t know what’s going on. As a youth, I care. I love this place. I go hunting, fishing and I don’t want that to go away.” She then shared how committed she was to spreading the information throughout the area. “I’ll go door to door and ask people to sign a petition if I have to because I care.”

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Enbridge next stop for van Dyk After four years serving New Hazelton

By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Donny van Dyk is nearing the next phase of his career after serving the District of New Hazelton for four years in administration. His next stop is a job with Enbridge. Van Dyk leaves the DONH as its chief administrative officer, a position he held for three years. “I started as deputy administrator in August 2009 working closely with former administrator Brian Fassnidge,” van Dyk said, who had recently graduated from UNBC with a Masters in public administration. “He retired in June 2010 and I took over the reigns.” van Dyk was recruited by former DONH mayor Pieter Weeber. “He asked if I was interested in a role in New Hazelton and after an interview I was hired,” van Dyk added. The council he leaves behind is going to miss both his professional approach and energy, Mike Weeber, DONH councillor said. “He completely refurbished our system during his time

Donny van Dyk, CAO of the DONH, is moving to Kitimat to work for Enbridge.

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here,” Weeber said. “He was very thorough when looking at our finances and he ended up saving the town a lot of money. He ran a very tight ship.” In addition to financial improvements, van Dyk initiated renovations to the town hall and surrounding area,” Weeber said. “He brought in a deal of extra money through grant proposals throughout the years, which we used to create things like community trails,” Weeber added.

“Now we have to try and decide the best course of action into the future. Donny left behind a wellmaintained system that will enable us to transition as smoothly as possible at the administrative level.” The last day van Dyk will work for the DONH is Sept. 19 and he is excited to begin the next chapter in Kitimat as Enbridge’s manager of coastal stakeholder relations. “I will be working exclusively on the Northern Gateway project,” van Dyk said.

“I will meet with communities in the northwest and answer any questions people and organizations have regarding the proposed pipeline.” Van Dyk knows there are portions of every community in the northwest that oppose Enbridge’s pipeline and he is looking forward to meeting with them. “The key for myself and for Northern Gateway is to take the time to share information, but also to listen to ideas and concerns from each community we visit to work to find solutions. I look forward to learning those concerns and addressing them.” Van Dyk will begin training for his new job in Edmonton, AB. Sept. 20. His memories of people in New Hazelton will always be fond and will serve him well going forward, he said. “I know it’s a cliché to say that it was a pleasure to work with people, but that’s really what working for New Hazelton was - a pleasure. The staff and council are some of the most professional people you’ll find and the citizens welcomed me from the very beginning.”

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with respect to “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 458, 2013” and “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 549, 2013” will be held on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Room 2, Northwest Community College Hazelton Campus, 4815 Swannell Drive, Hazelton, BC. Purpose: Generally, the purpose of the proposed amending bylaws is to accommodate a proposed medium density residential development. Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw No. 458, 2013 will change the designation of the land from RL (Low Density) to RM (Medium Density) and Zoning Amending Bylaw No. 459, 2013 will rezone the same property from RR 1 (Rural Residential) to RM (RA-1) – Residential Single family and Two Family and Multi- Family zone. Affected Lands: That Southerly Portion of Block 2, Plan 7307 as outlined and shaded on the map below.

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Pursuant to Section 405, of the Local Government Act, NOTICE is hereby given that the following properties and improvements will be offered for sale by auction at the Council Chamber, 4310 Field Street, Hazelton, BC at 10:00 am on Monday, September 30, 2013. Folio

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The Village of Hazelton makes no representation, express or implied, as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the property and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments. These properties will be offered for auction with the Upset Price being the minimum price accepted. Purchasers of tax sale properties should note that the sale is not final as the property is subject to redemption by the owner until September 29, 2014. If the property is redeemed by the owner, the tax sale purchase price, plus interest will be returned to the purchaser. For more information please contact the Village of Hazelton at 250-842-5991. Tanalee Hesse Collector This is the first of two publications.

A copy of the bylaws and relevant background documentation may be inspected at the Village Office during regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from September 18, 2013 to October 1, 2013. At the Public Hearing all persons who deem that their interest is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present a submission respecting matters contained in the bylaws. If you cannot attend the Public Hearing written submissions will be accepted. All written submissions (mailed or electronic) must be received in the Village Offices no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday October 1, 2013 or at the Public Hearing. Tanalee Hesse Chief Administrative Officer Village of Hazelton Box 40, 4310 Field Street Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0 Email: Phone (250) 842-5991 Fax (250) 842-5152

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Wellness conference provides space to learn and laugh By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Although the 1950s-themed Gitxsan Health Society’s wellness conference covered some emotionally heavy subjects, the mood was kept light with activities and by the MC of the event, Richard Sampson, GHS F.A.S.T. program coordinator. Topics such as in-home elder care, aboriginal justice and residential schools were always buoyed by such things as hulahoop contests and humour. Ardythe Wilson described a survey being given to elders to determine what essential services could be provided or improved in the Hazelton area. “One of the questions asks if they would like someone to go with them to the

doctor to help them,” Wilson said. “Some elders have said they would like someone to come with them to describe certain things they don’t understand when visiting the hospital.” Wilson tailored the survey to the Gitxsan area. “I’m getting some really good feedback and hope to improve the lives of our elders.” Sampson brought everybody back to attention with what sounded like a traditional Gitxsan song, which he said his mother sang to him, but it quickly morphed into Old McDonald which sent the crowd into fits of laughter. “Sounded pretty legit there for a minute didn’t it?” Sampson said to more laughter. GitxsanWet’suwet’en Unlocking Aboriginal Justice followed that bit with an

introduction of the services the organization provides. Sherry McKinnon, justice program coordinator, informed the crowd. “We exist to help clans and house members to take responsibility for each other,” McKinnon said. “We facilitate healing between our clients and their communities. We also help our clients navigate through the Canadian criminal justice system when necessary, which at times is encouraging them to plead guilty to take responsibility for their actions. Potential clients must volunteer to gain access to our services.” After the lunch break Arnold Jackson led everyone through a presentation about the Truth and Reconciliation program, which is focused on healing the wounds that

remain in aboriginal communities stemming from residential schools. “What I do is remind people I talk to that we have the power and capacity to create a bright future despite our dark past,” Jackson said. Earlier in the day Perry Sampson showed his skills to take the hula-hoop contest. “Now we know why your wife is always smiling,” Richard Sampson said.

Blair Angus, 22, entertained the more than 100 people with renditions of songs like Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at the Gitxsan Health Society’s wellness conference last Thursday. Jerome Turner photo

NOTICE OF TAX SALE September 30th, 2013 Pursuant to Section 403 (1) of the Local Government Act on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at 1415 Hankin Avenue the Collector shall offer for sale, by public auction, each parcel of real property on which taxes are delinquent. The following real properties shall be offered for sale, subject to prior payment of delinquent taxes and interest.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hospital auxiliary conference brings several districts Ed David expresses need for shift in how auxiliaries are viewed By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Northwest Regional Healthcare Auxiliary Conference was held at the Mount Roche Church in South Hazelton last Saturday. The Wrinch Memorial Hospital auxiliary, which is a group of volunteers, hosted the event which drew axiliaries from as far away as Fort St. James and Dawson Creek.

the work that we do.” David made sure to mention another important change he wishes to make for the WMH group. “Safety is always number one for us,” David said. “Which is why I would like to make the bathroom in the thrift shop bigger. That will also make it easier to keep the people we have. I don’t think anybody likes going in there. Who would want to come back to work after using that?”

The Wrinch Memorial Hospital auxiliary hosted a northern conference last Saturday. Ed David, left, spoke to the assembled group about a few changes he’d like to help facilitate including renovating the bathroom in the hospital’s thrift shop.

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-Ed David Wrinch Memorial Auxiliary Auxiliaries provide a wide range of services to hospitals, which for the Hazelton branch includes running the United Church thrift store. “Since last September auxiliary staff have put in more than 4,000 hours of work for the hospital,” Lorna Smith said. “We provide services at Skeena Place, for instance, and get Christmas gifts for patients every year. We’re all over the map.” Guest speaker, Ed David, Wrinch Memorial Hospital administrator and auxiliary member for more than two years, was more than happy to speak to the assembled group, but had some ideas about how to improve the auxiliary profile. “I think we have to lose the word auxiliary,” David said. “It always makes me think of the word standby, like an auxiliary tank or auxiliary generator. I just don’t feel comfortable with that being how some may think of us. We have to be able to fully enjoy and celebrate

David received more than a few chuckles for the bathroom remark, but even a greater number of nodding heads. Smith, main organizer of the conference, is pleased to have David as a bridge to the rest of the WMH staff. “We’ve never had an administrator join us before,” Smith said. One thing David didn’t mention was the need to recruit more auxiliaries. Smith is concerned nobody will step up to help. “Most of our members are more than 55 years old,” Smith said. “We’re always looking for new members. We don’t ask for much. Maybe two hours per week.” The Thrift Store is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We mainly need people to fill in small bits of time,” Smith said. “That enables the store to stay open.” The money raised by the WMH auxiliary staff gets funneled back into the hospital wherever needed, Smith said.

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Proposed Regulatory Amendment for the Red Chris Mining Project

Proposition de modification du règlement concernant le Projet de la mine Red Chris

Environment Canada invites the public to participate in two (2) consultation sessions regarding a proposed amendment to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) associated with the proposed Red Chris mining project. The proposed amendment of the MMER would allow the use of a portion of a creek for the disposal of mine tailings from the proposed project.

Environnement Canada invite le public à participer à des séances de consultation (2) sur la proposition de modification du Règlement sur les effluents des mines de métaux (REMM) concernant le projet proposé de la mine Red Chris. Cette proposition de modification permettrait l’utilisation d’une portion d’un ruisseau comme dépôt de résidus miniers pour le projet proposé.

The proposed MMER amendment is based on the Screening Report for the proposed project, prepared under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Screening Report for the proposed project was completed on April 19, 2006.

La proposition de modification du REMM est fondée sur le Rapport d’examen préalable concernant le projet proposé qui est préparé dans le cadre de la Loi canadienne sur l`évaluation environnementale. Le rapport pour le projet proposé a été complété le 19 avril 2006.

This notice informs all participants, intended participants and interested parties of the public consultation sessions to be held:

Le présent avis vise à informer tous les participants, les participants visés et les parties intéressées, du lieu et de la date des séances de consultation :

Where: Dease Lake Community Hall Dease Lake, B.C.

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The Interior News

T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Lead up to decisions are as important as the chosen path


everal people from various parts of the Hazelton area have asked to begin a community discussion within the Three Rivers Report’s pages. The idea is sound and no topic, within reason, is off limits. However, there is the matter of space with which this paper has to offer. Sometimes there are nearly 10 spaces available for editorial content, while other weeks there are fewer than five. Since having the pleasure of covering events in the Hazelton and surrounding area I have never once had difficulty finding topics and content to fill the paper

with compelling content. And it feels as if I’ve only scratched the surface of what truly makes the area tick. The most frequent storyline in the northwest, at the moment, is resource extraction and the players involved. It seems no matter who I talk to they all want to know more about the varied aspects of potential industrial growth in northern B.C. and how the creation and expansion of pipelines will affect the area

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and its people. Frequently asked questions range from: will there be jobs for locals to what guaranteed damage will natural gas exporting bring? Personally, the more people I talk to the more I get a sense of real answers. So far, I know of a few certainties. One, Tanker traffic between Lelu and Ridley Island will decimate an already taxed wild salmon population in the Skee-

na River due to eelgrass estuary . Two, hydro fracturing in northeast B.C. is shrouded in mystery. Answers were on the way, but Encorp bought the rights to the Wyoming-based studies. Three, Enbridge remains a possibility despite unanimous opposition across Wet’suwet’en territory and JRP evidence. The best path is usually found by exploration. Where do we need to go now and what is the best way forward for all? The ball is, as they say, in your court. This, by no means, is setting any limitations on potential submissions. We look forward to any and all letters.

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Hazelton minor hockey season in jeopardy, Starr Association needs both players and coaches to guarantee play By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

After a Hazelton Minor Hockey meeting last Thursday it was determined that the entire season is in dire straits due to a lack in registered players for the upcoming season. Ryneld Starr, HMHA vice president, knew going into the meeting there was a need for coaching staff, but a quick tally of players showed the situation was worse than anticipated. “We are only at half of what we need [player wise],” Starr said. “So it is very urgent for people to get their registration papers in.” Practices for the season are set to begin in the first week of October, but Starr is dubious. “We tried to set a registration deadline for Sept. 1,” Starr said. “We only had about 30 players at that time so we extended the deadline. Basically we’re saying get your registrations in as soon as possible.” To have enough players in each of the five divisions, which

Youth hockey players in Hazelton may not get a chance to travel and win big tournaments, like last year’s Peewee Bulldogs did in Richmond last March, due to low player turnout and a shortage in coaching staff. Interior News file photo

range from four-years-old to 14, there needs to be at least 90 players, Starr added. “There are always a lot of kids who want to play around here,” he said. “But for whatever reason we’re short.” There are several ways to get

help financially, according to Starr. For funding help, if needed, Starr recommends KidSport. The organization helps children with various financial costs, with preference given to firsttime applicants, according to “They give up to $300 for fees,” Starr said. “So with us that would cover nearly all the costs of even the oldest division.” Registration costs are $375 for the midget division, ages 13

and 14, to $250 for the initiation division, ages four to six. Chevrolet Canada also gives free helmets to five-year-olds in their first year of hockey, Starr said. “We’re in definite need of the younger ages,” he added. “It would be a shame for all the registered kids to lose their season.” One team in particular looking forward to hitting the ice is a first for Hazelton. “We actually have just enough for a girl’s peewee team,” Starr said. “It would be really great to see that team play. The neat part about that team is they could play against boy’s teams too. That would be pretty cool to see.” There’s also an introduction to skating program called CanSkate, which kids can also join to get more ice time. “It’s for any kid that wants to learn how to skate,” Starr added. “It’s really good for hockey players even though it’s listed as figure skating.” For more information contact Ryneld Starr at 250-842-0382.

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Funeral Mass for FRANZ HOLZER will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.

Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers

THE SANDERS SANDBOX LICENSED MULTI-AGE DAYCARE We provide quality childcare for infants to 12 years in a loving home environment. Art, music, puppetry, baking, stories, outings by an early childhood educator. Immediate openings in our Pre-school Readiness Program Taking registration now!

Presider: Rev. Rectorino M. Tolentino, Jr

Lisa (250) 847-9256

Discovery House Day Care 3675 Alfred Avenue

Space available for 2½ - 5 Year Olds

Gertrude ‘Jean’ Hooper (Herman) July 21,- August 21, 2013

Jean Hooper (nee Herman) passed away quietly while surrounded by family August 21, 2013. Jean leaves behind her beloved husband of 38 years Owen Hooper; her loving children Daphne Genest (Mike), Gordon Birch (Giselle), Doug Birch (Donna), Debbie Birch (Mike): her cherished step-children Karen Sketchly (Percy), David Hooper (Marilyn), Doug Hooper (Susie), Keith Hooper (Tracy). 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and 3 expectant great great grandbabies. She was the eldest of 10 children; Jean is survived by siblings Don, Ruth, Bev and Sharon. A celebration of life for Jean was held at the Heritage Anglican Church in Smithers on August 24th. The family would like to thank Dr. Scholtz and the Bulkley Lodge for the wonderful care she received for the past three years.

Flexible pricing for part time Check us out at Contact Jozie at 250-847-0036



Terrace Chrysler

has an immediate opening for an



AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience.

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Education/Trade Schools THERE’S A Critical demand for qualified Medical Transcriptionists in Canada. Enroll today with CanScribe and be working from home in one year. 1-800-466-1535

Help Wanted ACCENTUS IS hiring experienced Medical Transcriptionists to work from home. Candidates must have 1 year of acute care experience. Apply today! Send resume to: An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. TRACKSIDE CANTINA has immediate openings for cooks, prep cooks, servers, dishwashers. Experience an asset, but willing to train. Please bring resume in person to the restaurant.

ARMSTRONG, Johanna Marie “Jane” (nee Sikkes) January 22, 1943 – Bakhuizen, Netherlands September 8, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Johanna Maria “Jane” Armstrong (nee Sikkes), beloved wife of Bob of Calgary and loving mother of four children, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the age of 70 years, after a battle with cancer and left in peace with the faith she displayed throughout her life. She is survived by her husband Robert; children Kathleen Gail White, Bryan James Armstrong and Carolyn Joan Banman; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters; five brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Janice Lynn Winsor in 1996 as well as her brother, George. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E. Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Jane Armstrong, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

This is a full time permanent position offering a competitive salary and benefits have excellent customer retention, strong service consultants and an excellent management team. Chrysler training is preferred but not necessary. Completion of high school and college/CEGEP/ vocational or technical training is a requirement. Please apply in person or email resume and drivers abstract to: Chris Gair, Fixed Operations Manager


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LAKEVIEW DENTAL Centre. Energetic, motivated F/T Hygienist 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 MILLWRIGHT - Fast paced lumber remanufacturing plant in Penticton has f/t opening. Inter provincial Journeyman Millwright with machining, welding and fabrication experience. Experience with European reman machinery, moulder’s, radio frequency press, angle line and transfer desks desirable. Duties include maintenance, troubleshooting, installing machinery. Team player, able to work unsupervised. $25.89/hr. USWA contract. Benefits. Apply by e-mail or by fax to (250)493-8130.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Education/Trade Schools

3911 Alfred Ave, Smithers 250.847.3511

Job Options BC Job Skills Training Opportunity

Who is this for?

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers is now hiring positive, high energy, professional staff for the following position: Experienced Servers Must have - Serving It Right Knowledge of sushi would be an asset. All positions are permanent & are primarily nights and weekends. Please drop off resume and references at the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers.

Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: • • • • •

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


Career Opportunities


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


The Mount Milligan copper-gold mine is located 155 km northwest of Prince George and mid-way between the communities of Fort St. James and Mackenzie. Construction is almost complete and full commercial production is schedule for 2014. Mount Milligan is owned and operated by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following position:


Reporting to the Mine Operations Superintendent, the Mine Mobile Equipment Trainer will be responsible for the training, follow-up and record keeping for mining equipment operators. The focus will be Operational Excellence, ensuring the skills of the workforce meet and exceed the industry and manufacturer best practice. Building and maintaining productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders will be required and critical to the success of this role. Skills / Experience: • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment • 5-10 years experience • Able to assess the following machinery/equipment: Cat end dumps, grader, drills, dozers, BE drills and shovels and other ancillary equipment • Proven competency in training and assessment to Canadian Mining Standards Work Schedule: The schedule for this position is 4 days on and 3 days off, 10 hours per day. The Company is committed to high quality safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices and applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in this area. This position offers a competitive salary & benefits package in line with qualifications and experience. Please apply with your resume to We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Funding provided through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Agreement

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

We are looking for a student between the ages of 15 – 30 to help community members with basic computer training and assisting with other computer related duties in the library. This is a part-time/temporary position; approx. 15 hrs/ week for a total of 420 hrs. If you have good computer skills and excellent interpersonal skills please submit a resume and cover letter by October 3rd to Kathy Wilford, Library Director by mail PO Box 55 Smithers BC V0J 2N0 or by email Full job description at

Smithers Community Services

“A place where hope, opportunities and possibilities are realized.”

Broadway Place Emergency Shelter Support Worker – Casual/On Call Competition #315 Broadway Place Emergency Shelter is a 9 bed low barrier facility that provides services to meet the essential, immediate needs of people who are experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter and nutrition; and, longer term needs by providing support services that move individuals along the housing and services continuum. To view this job posting please visit: Closing date: September 20, 2013

Parts Manager

RECRUITING NOW 2012/13 Season

Friendly • Hardworking • Flexible • Guest Orientated • Enthusiastic • Accepting applications for all seasonal positions. Immediate openings for, Reception and Chef.

E.mail cover letter and resume to or drop off a resume at: 3866 Railway Avenue, Monday-Friday 9-4

Requirements • Great Computer Skills • Inventory Management • Outgoing Personality • Automotive Experience Preferred • Competitive Wage Apply to General Manager 250-847-2214 Fax: 250-847-2171 email

Building Supply Driver/Yard Person Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa requires a fulltime, seasonal yard person / driver for immediate hire. Driving record must be clean. Forklift experience and some knowledge of building materials an asset. Occasional heavy lifting. Please fax resume to 250-846-5857 or email to

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers is now hiring positive, high energy, professional staff for the following position: 2f¿ce $ssistant /ooking for part time of¿ce assistant. Must be skilled in the use of Excel, Word and the Internet. 1eed to be detail oriented and possess basic booking skills. +ours are Àexible. Wage determined by experience. Please drop off resume and references at the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers.

Sunshine Inn has immediate openings for


Please apply within with resume. 250-847-6668 3880 4th Ave., Smithers WESTERN EQUIPMENT LTD. We are currently looking for a

SMALL MOTOR MECHANIC in our fast growing Terrace location.

We are a large dealer of Stihl products and handle Toro and Briggs and Stratton as well. We offer a competitive wage and benefit programs. You must have experience and be very customer service orientated. Some training will be provided through Stihl Canada courses. Not all applicants will be contacted. Send resumes via email or fax 250-635-4161



Smithers Community Services Association Community Learning Services is seeking

Volunteer Literacy Tutors

for our adult one-on-one literacy program. Tutors receive free training and ongoing support to work with a learner. As a volunteer tutor you will: • Gain new skills • Share your gifts/skills with others • Learn about other cultures • Gain valuable work experience • Have fun! For information contact:

Jo-Anne Nugent Ph.250-847-9515 Email:

Home Care

Home Care

Rent a Daughter Just want to get out and can’t? Call Debby


Mature, reliable lady available for:

Outings, Groceries, Lunches, Dinners, Cooking, Doctor Appointments, Hair Dresser, Movies Light Housekeeping.

Blinds & Drapery Tatlow Tire, a locally owned and operated automotive and commercial tire store is seeking a career minded individual to join in day to day operations of a busy tire store. Experience in truck/ farm/ and OTR is an asset. Competitive wage package. Must hold a valid class 5 drivers licence.

Apply in person or mail to Box 1016, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0 or email Fax 250-847-4189

The Northwest Animal Shelter Society is looking for a dependable and experienced person to fill the position of Caretaker. This position is part-time with varied work hours, and the successful candidate will be responsible for caring for the animals in the shelter. Duties will include walking dogs, cleaning kennels, and other duties relating to animal care and general maintenance of the shelter. Applicants must have experience with caring for animals, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Remuneration is tied to occupying the residence at the shelter property. Please email your resume and references to:, or mail to Box 3064, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Blinds & Drapery


New Blinds...

Of All Kinds

• cleaning • repair •

Bob Swift 250-847-3051 Cleaning Services

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250-847-4550 Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters & Downspouts

Continuous Aluminum Gutters 250-846-5509

Bulkley Valley Eavestroughing - Telkwa Serving the Bulkley Valley. Willy Verhelst

Employment Help Wanted

• GENERAL HELPERS • CAMP ATTENDANTS • JANITORS North Country Catering has immediate openings for permanent full-time camp opportunities in Northern Alberta. Shift Rotation; 3 weeks in camp and one week home. Founded in 2000, NCC has become one of the largest independent management, operation & catering company in Western Canada. NCC is responsible for managing and operating remote work camps.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ fax: 1-(780)-485-1550 SEEKING EDITOR. Peak Publishing publishes The Powell River Peak Wednesday subscription newspaper, Friday TMC, Weekend Shopper and an online edition. Send resumes to Joyce Carlson, Closing date: October 4, 2013. SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level “C” or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email:

Small ads, BIG deals! Labourers GUARANTEED Job Placement. Labourers,Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Info 1888-213-2854




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

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Millwright / Planerman to join our team at our Planermill Division in Lavington, BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance, repair, installation and modification of planer equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Certified Planerman or Millwright with a Planerman endorsement • Planermill experience a definite asset • Superior Troubleshooting Skills • Excellent Organizational Skills • Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset • Strong safety background • Desire to work in a team environment “Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous improvement philosophy.” We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program! READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at:

or e-mail: Submit your resume by September 22, 2013.

Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights & Iron Workers Timber West Mill Construction is now hiring Certified Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights and Iron Workers. E-mail resumes to: or fax (250) 964-0222

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Contractors Custom blueprints. Visit: We will not be undersold!

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

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GERRY’S SNOWPLOWING AND SANDING Commercial, Rural, Residential Call Gerry Norton 250-847-3322 Book now for this winter!

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT required for full time position in Smithers, B.C. Salary commensurate with experience. New grads start at $19/hr. 250-847-9898, 250847-4934,

$500 + INSTANT LOANS / 3 months to pay back / No credit check / Apply online or by phone / / 1855-720-0096

Help Wanted

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Terrace Chrysler

has an immediate opening for an

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE TECHNICIAN This is a full time permanent position offering a competitive salary and benefits have excellent customer retention, strong service consultants and an excellent management team. Chrysler training is preferred but not necessary. Completion of high school and college/CEGEP/ vocational or technical training is a requirement. Please apply in person or email resume and drivers abstract to: Chris Gair, Fixed Operations Manager


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Junction Hwy 16 and Johnson Road, 14 kms West of Smithers. Dispersal List:

Tractors: MF 6290 120 HP 4WD w ALO Loader & bale squeeze, JD 2950 – 85 HP 4WD w Loader, Fendt 275S 4WD w loader, NH 555 Skidsteer, Komatsu 65D Dozer Trucks/Trailers: 1985 Freightliner, 1986 Ford Dump Truck, 1984 Ford F250 Diesel, Chamberlain Cattle Liner, Doepker 48’ Drop deck, 18’ Falcon Car hauler Haying Equipment: 13’ Hesston Hydra-Swing Mower Cond., Hesston 845 round Baler, Kverneland Wrapper, Hesston SD Rake, Horst 12 Ton Bale Wagon Tillage Equipment: MF 620 Disc, Kverneland 5 bott Rollover Plow, Degelman Rock Picker, Melroe Drill, Brillion Seeder 12’, Vicon Fertilizer Spreader 1 ton, Harrows, NH Manure Spreader tandem Misc: Highliner Feed Processor, JD Silage Wagon\46’ Grain Auger, Relay Auger, JD Bush hog, Jiffy Grain Feeder, Water trailer, 13’ Clearing blade, Miller Welder, Misc Tools, Antiques Outside Consignments: NH 849 Chain Baler, Gehl High Dump 10’, 10’ Breaking Disc, Antique JD MM Square Baler, 2 Bott Plow, 46’ Grain Auger on wheels, 6’ Cultivator, 6\ Finishing Disc, Howard Rotovator Mainline Irrigation Equipment, Plus More misc Sale Managers McClary Stockyards Ltd. Abbotsford, BC (604) 864-2381 Local Rep Charlie McClary (250) 877-1770 For pictures:

Lunch available at sale by local 4H

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Heavy Duty Machinery

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

GERMAN Shepherd Puppies For Your Consideration. Evans Training Centre and Blacklion Kennels, produce dogs with powerful, athletic bodies with sound, stable minds. No hype - Just good dogs honestly presented. Find us @ Inquiries invited and appreciated. Ask about our Purchase – to - Train bonus.

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

Asking . . .



100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

1. 1977 Mercedes Benz 450SL Roadster, hardtop/convertible REDUCED $10,000

2. 2003 Ford Explorer, seats 7, average condition $9,000

3. 2011 Cargo Mate Trailer 7x16, ramp rear door, used once $8,500

4. 1977 Vanguard 21 ft Motorhome sleeps 6, clean condition REDUCED $6,500

5. Tufport 8 ft Canopy $1,800

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Misc. for Sale

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Store Equipment/ Fixtures

Store Equipment/ Fixtures


STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 WANTED: USED or new augers. 12�, 16� or close w/ 2� hex adapter. Phone (250) 8452498

Real Estate Business for Sale GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, Greyhound Agency, Smithers, B.C. Enquire by email only

Outback Promotions

Smithers’ Premier Trophy & Promotions Company company

• Solid, Satisfied Customer • Solid, Base Satisfied Customer Base • Year Round Business • Year Round Business • State of the Art Equipment • State of the Art Equipment Serious Enquiries Serious Enquiries 250-877-2727 250-877-2727 Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Display Ad Adopt a Shelter Cat! Deadline A heartfelt thank you from St. Anthony’s Parish for the over whelming success of our Silent p.m. The3BC SPCA caresheld foron thousands ofAuction and Garden Party Sunday, September 8th, 2013. This thank you goes out to the following personal donations received from Thursday orphaned and abandoned catsbusinesses each and year. both Houston and Smithers for the Silent Auction and Game Table

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A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

Successful Business Opportunity! Trophy Business For Sale!

Complete Ranch Equipment Dispersal And Outside Consignments Saturday, Sept 28,2013 – 10 am

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prizes cat plus theafood and beverages we enjoyed eating! If you can give a homeless second Smithers Businesses: Shoppers Drug Mart Frontier Chrysler, Jeep & Eagle Ltd. McBike Shop chance at happiness, please visit your Hy Tech Drilling Ltd. Totem Audio & Electronics Diamond Drilling Ltd. Smithers Sausage Factory local shelter today. Apex Black Hawk Drilling Ltd. Schimmel’s Fine Pastries Ltd.

Thank you to Pia Heer for donating your time and WWWALZHEIMERBCORG talent for the mural. Makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. The Livestock Division of the BV Exhibition

Glacier Toyota The Bargain Shop Hoskins Ford Sales Ltd. Alpine Optometry spaceChatters donated by The Interior News Evergreen IndustrialAdvertising Supplies Pizzeria & Bistro Canadian Tire Trackside Cantina Canadian Helicopters Ltd. Eddy Line Bistro Smithers Feed Store For Our Advertisements: Bandstra’s Transportation Systems The Peak (community calendar) Ltd. Houston Today Trails North A&W Sign McDonalds Pleasant Valley Express Tim Hortons Houston & District Chamber of Season’s of the Valley Restaurant Commerce Dairy Queen For Our Food: Smithers Golf & Country Club BV Wholesale Fabrications Safeway Rayz Board Shop Extra Foods Heartstrings Home Decor Ltd. Westons Four Dimensions Computers Ltd. Pepsi Steak House on Main Coke, Cola Appreciations Flowers & Gifts 7-11 Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar Super Valu #28 Marks Work Warehouse






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The Easter Seal House provides a comfortable place to stay for families travelling for medical treatment or diagnosis. Easter Seal House helps both families and individual patients through difficult times by providing a sanctuary referred to as “home away from home.� At Easter Seal House, families experience genuine warmth and caring during their stay, enabling families to focus on the care of their child. Easter Seal House is located in: Easter Seal House Prince George 1-250-565-7200





1 9 8 0 - B R I TI S

Pursuant to Section 405, Chapter 323, Local Government Act, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following properties and improvements situated thereon will be offered for sale at the Municipal Office, 3026 Bowser Street, New Hazelton, B.C. at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon, Monday, September 30, 2013, unless the delinquent taxes and accrued interest is paid by cash or certified cheque prior to the tax sale.

Folio No.


Legal Description

Upset Price


Dignam H M Corp Ltd

Lots 1-2, Block 50, Plan 974, District Lot $175.02 150, Cassiar Land District


Robert Snider/Richard Sommerfeld

Parcel A, Block 30, District Lot 863, Sec- $1,889.64 tion 1, Cassiar Land District 3575 Churchill Street

The District of New Hazelton makes no representation, express or implied, as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the property and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments. These properties will be offered for auction with the upset price being the minimum price accepted. Purchasers of tax sale properties should note that the sale is not final as the property is subject to redemption by the owner until September 29, 2014. If the property is redeemed by the owner, the tax sale purchase price, plus interest will be returned to the purchaser. For more information please contact the District of New Hazelton at 250-842-6571. Wendy Hunt Tax Collector This is the first of two publications.

Kitchen Works Oscar’s Source for Adventure Oscar’s Source for Sports Outdoor Essentials

For our Music: Glen Farrell

For our Parking: God Bless the Pentecostal Church

For all those who Mall sat and those who worked so hard in getting everything ready on Saturday for the Garden Party on Sunday and to Eric and Dawn Bishop who did a little bit of everything, working tirelessly on this event to make it happen. Again, a Million “thank you’s� it wouldn’t have been such a success without all of your support and in so doing a donation will be made to the Houston Food Bank and Soup Kitchen.

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Real Estate

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For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner


4 BDRM, 2 bath, expanded 1600 sq. ft. rancher on treed lot, remodeled, well maintained. $270,000. 4364 3rd Ave. 250-847-1404 or 250847-0035 HIDDEN TREASURE, 5 acres, minutes from Smithers, lawn, garden, fruit trees, parklike setting, 1172 sq.ft., 3 bdrm home, plentiful drilled well, mtn views, clean air, close to ski hill, cross country and bike trails, 24’x30’ heated shop. $279,500. 250-847-4695.

For Sale by Owner

THE PALMS RV Resort Rated top 2% in America. 6-54-3 monthly specials. Starting at $637.50 month. (plus Tax/Elec.) Toll Free: 1-855PALMS-RV (1-855-725-6778)

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ome d inc e t c e .! Proj 0/mo $ 800

2 bedroom bungalow

5855 Lake Kathlyn Rd, 4km west of Smithers: 5 bedroom house, 2 bedroom bungalow and 4000 sq ft heated warehouse with 3 phase power on 1.59 acres, fully gated compound, fantastic mountain and lake view, for an appointment to view - call 250-877-2434, serious inquiries only

Open Houses

Duplex / 4 Plex


3 BDRM 4plex suite $750/mo + util, 1000SF, Telkwa, N/S, N/P, Ref Req’d. 846-9684. SMITHERS, 1 bdrm apt, close to town. N/P. Prefer N/S. $625/mth + util. Ref’s req’d. Call 250-846-5269.

Homes for Rent

3 BDRM HOUSE F/S/W/D large yard, N/P, N/S, avail. immediately. (250)847-3376

Open Houses

Open House 1-3pm Saturday, Sept. 21st


Any reasonable offer considered. (250) 692-0253 evenings and weekends

Trucks & Vans


Reduced ! $680,000.00

Come join Dave to view this updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 4 level split family home. Features include vaults, skylights, new Àooring and more.

4248 Reiseter Ave

mls n227091

Dave Barclay 250.847.0365

Real Estate

Sonia Apostoliuk 250.847.0937

2,200 obo


Real Estate

2006 Chevrolet Impala

4 door sedan, very clean, low mileage.

Ask . . .



100% Financing available O.A.C.

Wrecker/Used Parts

Wrecker/Used Parts

“Home of a Million Parts”

Real Estate Will


Cars - Domestic

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

RE/MAX Bulkley Valley Realty 3568 Hwy.16 250.847.5999

Real Estate



Cars - Domestic


5 bedroom house

3BDRM, 2900SQ.FT. on 8 aces, office, 2.5 baths, 5 mins to town, hot water heat, fireplace, F/S/W/D/DW, ref’s $2500/mth. N/S. 250-847-3925

Trucks & Vans

1995 Pontiac Transport, 7 seats, excellent condition, approx 113,000K, includes spare set of tires.

Open Houses

• 1.37 Acres; 200 ft of lakeshore x 577 ft. • The last lakeshore property in Burns Lake with city water and sewerage. • Build your own home to your own specification. • Beautiful views of Lake and hills. • Could be subdivided into 2 or 3 good sized plots.

For Sale By Owner

4000 sq.ft. warehouse


Burns Lake Lakeshore Property for sale Pioneer Way

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

• Eco Friendly & money saving • Preserve natural resources • Save valuable land¿ll • Provide tested OEM repair parts at a fraction of the price

HARRIS AUTO WRECKERS LTD 3471 Old Babine Lake Road Smithers, BC V0J 2N6 Phone: 847-2114 Fax: 847-1445 Email:

$310,000 1390 Morice Drive

mls n230869

Super custom kitchen, open concept, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in a great neighbourhood.

Sandra Hinchliffe

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Cell 250-847-0725 250-847-5999

Bulkley Valley Real Estate

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Land act notice of Intention to apply for a disposition of crown Land Take notice that West Fraser Mills Ltd. Pacific Inland Resources division from Smithers, B.c. have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for an Industrial Licence of Occupation situated on Provincial Crown land located at 79km on the Nilkikwa FSR on Charleston Creek. The Lands File for this application is 6408603. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Skeena Stikine District Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Bag 6000 – 3333 Tatlow Rd, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to november 1, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http:// for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ office in Smithers.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Local band office nearly victim of fraudulent collecter New Hazelton RCMP responded to a total of 75 calls between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11. Sept. 6 - Police were informed that a village band office had received a bill from a company for their services. The band administrator did not recognize the company name and called the company but did not receive an answer. The complainant conducted further checks online and it was apparent that the company does not exist and it was determined the bill was an attempt to obtain money fraudulently. Sept. 7 - Police received a call regarding the care of a young child. After hours Ministry of Children and Family Services were notified to become involved. Police have been aware that the child is being looked after by whoever is available and the home situation is considered unstable.

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Sept. 7 - Police attended the Willowdale Apartment about reports of screaming and fighting. Two people were arrested for breaching their conditions. One person is still custody and is to appear in court next week. Sept. 10 - Police located an unlicensed driver in the village of Gitsegukla. The driver was also found to be a vehicle impoundment candidate and a prohibition notice was served to the driver and the vehicle was towed. The following people have outstanding arrest warrants issued from the New Hazelton RCMP: Andrew Quock - Unendorsed warrant for failure to appear in court; Alannah Skulsh-Stevens - Endorsed warrant for failure to appear in court; Alfred Hyzims - Endorsed warrant for uttering threats.

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210 Prairie Road

3834 Ninth Avenue

1022 Malkow Road

4112 Alfred Avenue

Lot 2 Lake Kathlyn Road

1373 Cronin Place

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Large building lot Ski in, ski out Private with a view Located in Prairie Cabin Colany

Sandra Hinchliffe

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Large 99 x 122 lot Clean, well maintained, updated Appliances included, 14x22 shed Ideal starter, retirement, investment

Jantina Meints


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158.46 acres, south facing slope Breathtaking views of the Valley Established hay fields, small ponds Fully fenced and cross fenced

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4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 attached garages Kitchen built ins, family room Large corner lot, deck and shed

Leo Lubbers

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3.48 acres waterfront Established driveway Cleared building site, view

Leo Lubbers


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4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Quiet cul-de-sac, double garage Fenced back yard, mountain view 3 level contemporary home

Donna Grudgfield


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Francois Lake, Noralee Resort

4024 Walnut Drive

283 Cameron Rd, New Hazelton

Skillhorn Road, Telkwa

23557 Ridge Road

#26 – 1205 Montreal Street

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8 cabin units, RV sites 15 acres with 1200’ frontage Operate the storage + restaurant Or lease it out & come for fishing

Leo Lubbers

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Unique design, central location Large lot, 5 bedrooms, 3 level Spacious rooms, sunken living rm Vaulted ceilings, fireplace

Peter Lund


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306 acres, 2 titles, hobby farm 4 bdrm, 2 bath, full bsmt, 1365sf Some pasture, treed, outbuildings

Leo Lubbers

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5 acre lots, hydro, telephone avail. Level, good sunny exposure Good water and 60’ in the area

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Park-like 7.2 acres, 3 bdrm home Guest cabin, shop, seasonal stream Organic garden/hobby farm buildngs Greenhouses, root cellar, carport

Leo Lubbers


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Adult oriented half duplex strata Modern interior, large sundeck Big country kitchen, 2 lg bedrooms

Ron Lapadat


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1413 Queen Street

12 Pavilion Place (no GST)

6770 Snake Road

1362 HB Mountain Rd

5726 Kilpatrick Road

Watsons Landing Lots

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Convenient location by town centre Solid & spacious 3 bdrm rancher Big 61x132 yard

Ron Lapadat

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Stylish home, steps from the beach Open plan with spacious rooms Quality finishing, 3 bdrm, 3 bath

Ron Lapadat


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Sunny driftwood location Gorgeous mountain views Updated 4 bdrm, 2 bathroom home

Ron Lapadat


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Fabulous 5 acre, country home 5 minutes to town, paved road High speed internet, natural gas Set up for horses & families

Ron Lapadat

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Tyhee Lake frontage, 5.2 acres Solid 4 bedrooms, full basement Fireplace, HRV unit, private Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia


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Smithers newest subdivision Lots 11, 16, 22 & 23. Enjoy Lake Kathlyn waterfront Spectacular views, new homes

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221 Raymond Road

12454 Alder Road

11861 & 11827 Hwy 16W

Lot 2 Morgan Road

11209 Highway 16

21925 Kitseguecla Loop Rd

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Development property, 27 acres Manufactured Home Park zoning Riverfront, $22,000 annual income Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

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4 bedroom, private country home Vaults, skylights, hardwood, hot tub Fencing, greenhouse, out buildings Visual tour @

Dave and Sonia


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3000 sf, 4 bedroom, full basement + 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modular Awesome glacier views, min to town Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia


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10 acre lot Treed and facing west 8 km from town Perfect for your country retreat

Sandra Hinchliffe


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Bulkley riverfront 1.2 acres, high bank Modern cabin Excellent steelhead hole out front

Sandra Hinchliffe


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Extremely well kept 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4.25 park like acres Country charm

Sandra Hinchliffe


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265 Kidd Road

11268 Old Babine Lake Rd

61 & 63 Fulton Street

#40 Fulton Street, Granisle

2067 21st Ave, S Hazelton

1462 Willow Street, Telkwa

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Great revenue property 5 rental homes $600 to $750 5 min from town, quiet rural area Contact realtor for details

Ron & Charlie

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

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Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Cozy 1.5 storey home, 816 sq ft Private 5.14 acre lot Drilled well and septic House requires finishing

Karen Benson

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

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Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

Large covered deck, 4 bedrooms Full basement with rec room & shop Fruit trees, landscaped yard Includes 81x120 lot beside

Jantina Meints

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

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Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

6 bdrms, 3 bathrooms, 3200 sq ft Spacious & bright, dbl garage, hot tub Beautiful view of Babine Lake Rec room, storage, office, laundry

Jantina Meints

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

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Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

Spectacular view of Roche de Boule Private 3 lots, double wide mobile Close to park, appliances included Recent upgrades, newer windows

Jantina Meints

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

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Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Huge deck, fenced yard Newer carpets RV parking. finished basement

Donna Grudgfield

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

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Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420

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