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Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Facility reaches the 50% completion mark The construction of the long awaited Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre in Vanderhoof has reached the 50% completion mark and is on track to begin operations in the spring of 2014. The conservation centre is one of the key components in a multi-pronged recovery plan for the Nechako White Sturgeon. The Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative’s (NWRSI), Technical Working Group (TWG) has prepared a recovery plan for the species that includes not only a sturgeon conservation hatchery but a comprehensive research program that aims to identify and remove survival bottlenecks for wild sturgeon and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for sturgeon and other species. Community Working Group (CWG) Chair Brian Frenkel said, “We are pleased with the progress of the facility and I’m very excited that this coming spring the Conservation Centre staff will be capturing brood stock (mature male and females) and raising the group of young sturgeon.” While it is an exciting time for the NWSRI Frenkel wants to let the public know that the fight to rehabilitate sturgeon spawning habitat is far from over. “While the Sturgeon Conservation Centre is a key component of the sturgeon recovery plan, it alone will not save the species. It is important that all the research and habitat projects continue with the goal to identify issues that can be resolved” The construction and opera-

This aerial view of the Sturgeon Conservation Centre illustrates the impact the centre will have on the land near Burrard Avenue. The centre will extend into the river in order to release and rehabilitate the sturgeon. tion of the Conservation BC stated “I am excited Centre is the responsibil- to see this project well ity of Freshwater Fisher- on its way, not only will ies Society of BC, a pri- the new facility produce A 12 year old girl was struck by a truck It was last seen heading west on First vate, non-profit fisheries young sturgeon to reat the corner of Burrard Avenue and First Street. The driver is described as pale, services organization. build the population, it Street East at approximately 5:10 p.m. on wearing a toque and having a goatee. Cory Williamson who will serve as a centre for Thursday, October 3. Any witnesses are asked to contact the is the Facility Manager white sturgeon research The truck was described as white, dirty Vanderhoof RCMP Detachment at 250for Freshwater Fisheries in the north.” and had a black bug deflector on the hood. 567-2222.

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Curlers to get new floor Sam Redding Omineca Express The Vanderhoof curling arena has been going through some major renovations in the past three weeks and will continue to be out of commission until January 1, 2014. Approximately 24,000 feet of piping has been removed already as the sand is being replaced with concrete. A new ice plant is being added as well. Having a sand floor inhibits use of the arena in the summer. Because of the new floor, the arena will now be able to hold activities all year round. The arena will be heated through the use of geothermal energy, a cost-saving measure in the long run. Last year we had more curlers than we’ve had in a long time,” said Cherie

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The curling club would normally have started their busy season

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Vanderhoof Community for Kids would like to thank all the donors, volunteers, cooks, entertainers, attendees, and successful bidders and winners who supported the 4th Annual Dinner and Auction Evening for BC Children’s Hospital on September 28, 2013. A special thank you to our Guest Speaker Jo Johns for her very personal and touching story. The evening was a huge success again this year due in large part to all the individuals and businesses that donated items for the evening. Thank you for supporting sick and injured kids from Vanderhoof and all of BC. Cash donations came from Stephen Bros. Contracting, KCC Logging Ltd, New Gold, Blue Valley Enterprises, Omineca Medical Clinic, Omineca Golf Course, Jean & David Moutray, Randy J. Springer (Campo Verde Contracting Ltd.) Donators & Volunteers Ada Friesen Advanced Millwright Services Annerose Georgeson Arline Ahlm Ashley Hutt Bacchus Vine Creations Bird on a Wire Black Ink Consulting Ltd. Blue Mountain Honey Blue Rose Soap Brian and Julia Beal Cadence Koehmstedt Cadence’s Family California Dream’in Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Canucks Carmen Malo Carol and Bill Murphy Chantelle Wiebe Chyler Knackstedt Claire Goodland Clairity Health and Wellness Clip Joint Cole Malo Crystal River Ventures Cycle North Enterprises Ltd. D & D Boon Contracting Damien Knackstedt Dawson Knackstedt Delorie Moran

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BRIEFLY Fisherman lost - then found Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier A search was activated to try and locate a Prince George fisherman when his damaged vehicle was found abandoned on a Fort St. James forestry road. The RCMP were called on Sept. 30 at 10:42 a.m. to a report of a sport utility vehicle at the 958 km board of the Cunningham Forest Service Road. At the scene, RCMP found a grey Chevrolet Blazer had been involved in a rollover accident and was sitting 30 feet off of the road, but the driver was nowhere to be found and there was blood on the seat. RCMP spoke to the owner’s roommate, who reported the man had left for a fishing trip in the area on Sept. 23, and was not expected back until the weekend of Oct. 5. Given the circumstances of the vehicle, Fort St. James RCMP brought in search dogs, but nothing was found. They then activated search and rescue, who proceeded to set up to begin a search in the area. Before the search was underway, however, the fisherman attended the search site and reported he had left the scene of the accident with a friend and had been staying in his campsite. The only injury the man suffered was a cut to his hand. RCMP said the vehicle remains in their impound while ICBC investigates.



Building loses roof to storm Sam Redding Omineca Express The building shared by Badgers video store and Royal LePage Home Central was hit by what appears to be a mini tornado according to the sign on the now closed storefront. The storm on Saturday, September 28 ripped off the roof of the building and threw debris into the street. John Lysack, proprietor of Badger’s video, and a source who wished to remain anonymous, were in the store when the storm hit. “I heard a big rumbling from

behind me,” said the source. “It sounded like a wind or the train. I noticed the doors blew open so I went around the front and there’s roofing shingles blowing around and lots of debris and whatnot.” They locked the doors to keep them from opening again and when it was over, there was debris all over the street. Luckily, some young men were nearby who volunteered to pick up all the trash. “Our store is basically a write-off, we’re going to have to replace everything. We’re hoping to rebuild and once it gets fixed, we’ll be back in there.” Royal LePage Home Central

is located in the same building but they didn’t suffer the same extent of damage. “It flooded the back two offices and one storeroom but we managed to save all the files,” said Philip Bayliss, owner and manager for LePage. “It came during a busy fall but we’re fortunate to have lots of help. It’s been quite a challenge to deal with it all.” There was also some minor damage at the Chamber of Commerce building as well but nothing on the scale at the Badger’s building. “It was pretty intense, I wasn’t scared because I didn’t realize

Hat Lake connector proposed Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Canfor is proposing to build a direct connector road between the Leo Creek Forest Service Road and the North Road. The proposed connector would allow Canfor to haul logs to a sort yard adjacent to the North Road, where off-highway logging trucks could stockpile logs. Highway trucks would then be able to haul to Canfor’s Plateau mill all year long. While most of the proposed connector is actually already in place through existing roads those roads would require widening and new bridges would be put in place. Some new road would be required to fully connect to the 38 km point on the North Road. The argument in favour of the road is it would allow Canfor to more easily supply their mills year-round, while also having a steadier year-round number of logging trucks through the community of Fort St. James instead of having to concentrate the trucking to the months when roads are not too soft (ie. “break-up” and “freeze-up”). The highway trucks hauling when the roads were softer would be modified to create less impact on the roads. This would be less expensive, is the argument, because maintenance on the North Road is less costly than the Tachie Road, because Tachie Road is paved. Tachie Road is also winding and fairly narrow, which makes safety a consideration. Canfor would be hauling up to a maximum of 2.25 million cubic metres of wood per year through Fort St. James. This is the maximum estimated annual fibre the company will be looking to haul to supply their Plateau mill once they have shifted to getting their timber supply from the Fort St. James area. The shift to taking their fibre supply from the Fort St. James forest district will take place over a number of years. The 2.25 million cubic metres would be moved in an estimated 41,000 logging truck loads per year by Canfor (this does not include trucks from other companies). Putting a sort area on the Tachie Road would be possible and there is a mill site owned by Tl’azt’en Nation which is currently. (Recently, keyoh holders from Tl’azt’en Nation blockaded the Leo Creek Forest Service Road for a number of days: “Blockade comes down - for now”; Caledonia Courier September 18, 2013). The MFLNRO has been processing the application and consulting with the Fort St. James Transportation Committee, the District of Fort St. James and Tl’azt’en Nation, looking at potential impacts on First Nation interests and rights, hydrology and wildlife impacts. A package of information looking at all of these

factors is being completed and will be put before the District Manager for Vanderhoof and Fort St. James Lynda Currie, who will ultimately make the decision to approve or decline the road application. Mayor Rob MacDougall said the municipality has been in consultation with both the MFLNRO, Tl’azt’en Nation and Canfor about the connector. “I think from the council’s point of view, we’re not necessarily opposed to it,” he said. He said they want to see Canfor work with Tl’azt’en and the MFLNRO to ensure adequate protection of the environment. He agreed with the upsides of increased safety and cost-effectiveness on the Tachie Road versus the North Road, but in the long term, he said the District would like to see more use of the railway to move some of the timber. “It’s a safety aspect for us,” he said, pointing out using the railways system could make use of a significant investment in infrastructure and increase safety in the community. Councillor Russ Gingrich, a member of the Fort St. James Transportation Committee, echoed MacDougall’s comments and said the Transportation Committee will continue to work on safety. “Our concern is for the North Road and for the traffic going through town,” said Gingrich. He said further upgrades to the North Road would be required. The MOFLNRO also said some spots on the North Road would be a consideration, as is the creation of a loop road which would increase recreational traffic in the area, potentially impacting habitat and wildlife. They said there are still some details being worked on to get all the information together, but it should be ready soon to go to Currie. If the road were to be approved, Canfor would likely be hoping to start work next year.

Legebokoff trial starts Cody Legebokoff, the young man charged with the murders of four women in northern B.C. began his trial on Monday, October 7. Legebokoff is charged with the murder of Fraser Lake’s Loren Leslie, as well as Cynthia Mass, Jill Stuchenko and Natasha Montgomery. This first part of the trial cannot be made public since it sits in the voir dire part of the trial. Legebokoff was charged with the murder of Leslie, 15, after her body was found near a remote logging road near Vanderhoof.

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Rustad and officials tour hospital Sam Redding Omineca Express On Monday, October 7, John Rustad and several community members toured the new emergency entrance of St. John Hospital which will be complete in March 2014. “It’s nice to have an opportunity to actually be here and see this,” said Rustad, MLA for the Nechako Lakes region and Minister for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. “For a number of years now, Gerry Thiessen has come to talk to me about what the priorities are in Vanderhoof. And this is certainly one of the ones that was always talked about and on the top… It’s very rewarding seeing this happen.” Five million dollars have been spent on the renovations in Vanderhoof as part of the $8.4 billion the province has spent on updating and replacing medical facilities. Doctors, lab technicians, CNC representatives, city officials, Northern Health representatives, construction workers and contractors were all in attendance for Rustad’s tour. Every one of them played a part in the renovations and Rustad recognized their contributions. This is a project that really shows community involvement,” said Gerry Thiessen, mayor of Vanderhoof. “We are a hub when it comes to hospital health care, this is a priority for the whole region, everyone had to make sure that what happened here made sense to both the doctors and staff.” “It’s great to see across the province that B.C. is number one in many categories in health care across Canada such as patient satisfaction and more importantly patient outcome,” said Rustad.

MARKET REPORT FOR October 2, 2013 2207 head of cattle from Williams Lake, Vanderhoof, Kamloops and the Team Sale STEERS HIGH AVG HEIFERS HIGH AVG 0-299 192.00 186.00 0-299 189.00 160.00 300-399 202.00 184.17 300-399 182.00 156.69 400-499 186.00 167.79 400-499 157.50 150.94 500-599 156.50 150.78 500-599 140.25 132.00 600-699 148.75 143.20 600-699 138.75 129.60 700-799 147.00 137.75 700-799 133.75 130.38 800-899 142.25 130.90 800-899 133.75 129.12 900 + 127.00 112.01 900 + 132.75 120.92 Butcher Cows 60.00-73.75 Butcher Bulls 70.00-82.75


April Hughes, John Rustad and Jerry Petersen admire the artwork inside St. John Hospital during their tour of the emergency entrance renovations. “It’s great to have a facility but it’s the people who really make it work.” The tour was guided by April Hughes, Health Services Administrator for Northern Health. She explained to everyone what each partition in the renovation area was going to be and all in attendance could see the vision for a smoother patient flow. “It will be great because it’s utilizing relatively unused space,” added

Dr. Sean Ebert. Everyone was then taken inside to view the hospital proper and show off the many colourful drawings and inscriptions patients and family have added to the interior walls of the hospital. Rustad thanked the doctors, officials and organizers who helped make the renovation possible as well as recognizing he was standing on Saik’uz First Nation territory.

A weekly feature highlighting meetings/ proposals, events important to Vanderhoof residents. The District of Vanderhoof wishes to advise that the Public Works Department will be flushing water mains throughout the municipality during the weeks of September 30th through to October 18th. During this time, residents may experience discolored water and should allow the cold water to run until clear before use.

Community Information Session We invite you to meet members of the team and find out more about the Project at an upcoming information session. Date: Time: Location:

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October 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fraser Lake Recreation Complex 30 Carrier Crescent Fraser Lake, B.C.

Project representatives will be available to answer questions and share information. Light refreshments will be provided.

A Year of Careful Study In June 2012, TransCanada PipeLines announced the Coastal GasLink Project, to safely deliver natural gas from the Groundbirch area, near Dawson Creek, B.C., to the proposed LNG Canada gas liquefaction facility to be developed by Shell Canada Ltd. and its partners near Kitimat, B.C. We began with a “conceptual corridor” based on aerial inspection, available maps and renderings. We then met with First Nations, landowners, local government officials and northern B.C. residents to find opportunities to improve our plan and avoid social and environmental areas of concern. We made significant adjustments to the corridor based on this input and narrowed our focus to a two-kilometre-wide “study corridor.”

During 2013, we have sent hundreds of scientists, engineers and technicians into the field to travel along the corridor, test rocks and soils, study rivers and streams, and gather information about plant and animal life. First Nations community members have shared traditional ecological knowledge through many of our field studies. Using the information we have gathered, we are developing a proposed pipeline route. Our route proposal will be part of our application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, and our application to the BC Oil and Gas Commission. We are grateful to the communities of northern B.C. for their constructive contributions to this process.

If you are unable to attend, but would like more information you can contact us by email ( or by phone at 1.855.633.2011 (toll-free). TransCanada is Canada’s largest builder and operator of natural gas pipelines. We have been in business in B.C. for 50 years. We are proud of our track record of working with communities and operating safely.

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Northside helps with flood cleanup A group of Grade 12 students from Northside Christian School travelled to High River Alberta last week to help High River residents continue cleanup following the June flood.  While much of the wreckage has been cleared away, thousands of hours of cleanup and rebuilding need to be completed, and the students won new friends with their work ethic and cheerful acceptance of tough jobs. One group of students reinsulated the basement of a residence, and helped the grateful homeowners prepare for the winter.  Another group spent time cleaning up a yard, reseating pavers in a sidewalk, and grading a driveway to provide safe access for the resident’s mobility scooter.  Principal Michael Shenk expressed his respect for the students, “I am very impressed by our students’ diligence, and their desire to help others.  They worked very hard to earn over $900.00 cutting and selling firewood to fund this trip, and were able to accomplish a lot in a short time in High River.” Besides the cleanup and rebuilding effort, the students attended a Calgary Stampeder’s football game, did some shopping, and enjoyed hikes to Overlander Falls and The Ancient Forest.  “Appreciation from the people we helped made working so easy and fun” is a comment from one of our students that was echoed by the group.  “We could work for weeks and still have lots to do.”  Working in the middle of a disaster is a lot different than seeing footage on the news, and our hearts go out to the residents of High River as they continue to rebuild their homes and town.

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As I’m writing this, my wonderful wife is probably on her way to visit that treasure trove of Vanderhoof goodies, the reuse shed. This shed makes it’s home in the Nechako Waste Transfer Station and is always full of books. We have a passion for books old ones are a bonus but we take home plenty of new ones too. We have more books than we have shelves at home and have for quite some time now. In total, I’d say we own over 2,000 books between the two of us. That’s why the reuse shed has been such a boon to us, a nearly infinite source of free literature, there for the taking. At first the temptation to just take every book in sight was difficult to control but we make sure to only grab books that we will definitely read. “This is where I come to do all my book shopping,” said one customer. A sentiment shared by myself and certainly many other Vanderhoofians too cool to use the library. I would make more use of the public library but I like to own a book and be able to read it at my leisure, electronic copy is fine for this. If I count all the books on my computer that would add another 1,000, making it approximately 3,000 books between the two of us. Of course I haven’t read all of them, but I can say with confidence that I’ve read more than 75 per cent. Some of the treasures I’ve unearthed from the shelves of the reuse shed include Ringworld by Larry Niven, a science fiction book that first came up with the idea of a giant space ring, much like the Halo video game series. Another great find was Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood the great Canadian writer. It is a great novel about a strange post-apocalyptic world. Of course the reuse shed isn’t just for books. There’s toys, clothing, dinnerware and kitchen appliances of all sorts. Just the other day I saw an exercise bike sitting in the dirt outside the shed. I was tempted of course, but I would only want it so that I could get a little exercise while I read. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger Editor: Sam Redding

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B.C. marijuana referendum misguided VICTORIA – I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide  referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C. police from using any resources for simple possession charges. This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do? It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now underway, or the upcoming case against three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna. Larsen’s loony law would tie police hands when they are trying to hold someone on a lesser charge while they search for evidence of something nastier. This is a source of many simple possession charges today. Police chiefs have a different idea, asking for the option of treating simple possession as a ticket offence to keep the court time to a minimum. Both of these notions have the same obvious flaws. They don’t deal with  sales  to  minors and  they divert no revenue to government, leaving most of that in the hands of criminal dealers who buy cocaine, guns and fancy cars. Colorado and Washington have gone the legalization route, so far without interference from their federal government. These states need money, and they

don’t need more crime or ill-considered hippy gesture politics. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Health Canada is trying to convert a poorly regulated mess of small-scale medical marijuana licences to a free-market system of commercial producers. Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada officials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger grow-ops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow suggested the response would echo an old Cheech and Chong routine: “Dave’s not here, man.” Here’s another reason not to support Larsen: the conduct of his organizers. One fellow set up a petition table at, of all places, the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam. After scrawling “pot cures cancer” on the table, he proceeded to interrupt speeches by cancer survivors and the run itself by yelling the same false slogan. You can imagine how people with terminal cancer and their loved ones would react. Some would know that marijuana may alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, just as it can ease suffering for some multiple sclerosis patients. But the suggestion of a cure is as cruel as it is moronic. Larsen’s “cannibus” has been rolling around B.C., reaping uncritical media coverage. It even blundered into the recent Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, an event to mark the end of federal hearings into the effects of residential schools on aboriginal children. I wouldn’t support the Larsen bunch for anything, unless it involved them looking for jobs. Just say no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: 

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Co-operatives exist in every sector of the economy and can touch every aspect of our lives. You can be born in a health care co-op and buried by a funeral co-op. In between you can work in a worker’s co-op, live in a housing co-op, buy your groceries, clothing and other items from retail co-ops, send your children to a child care co-op, do all your banking at a credit union, and purchase your insurance from an insurance co-op.

Co-ops and credit unions provide consumers with a distinct valuesbased and community-owned and controlled alternative. Unlike the private, public, or voluntary sectors, all co-operatives around the world are guided by the same seven principles: 1. Voluntary and open membership 2. Democratic member control 3. Member economic participation 4. Autonomy and independence 5. Education, training, and information 6. Co-operation among co-operatives 7. Concern for community

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Co-op Trivia

A co-operative is an organization owned by the members who use its services or are employed there. Cooperatives can provide virtually any product or service.

2012 Co-op paid $300,000 property taxes; over $1.6M income taxes and employed 130 employees with a payroll of $5.6M Co-op Community Builder; Co-op invests in the communities it serves and the returns that those investments yield stay within those communities, which in turn generate more economic activity. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op is a proud supporter of local community groups, over $93,000 per year in financial and in-kind donations, we send two students to Co-op Camp and $800 scholarships for Sr. Secondary Students in each of 10 communities we operate in from Terrace to Valemount and south to Quesnel. Our success is measured in the success of the people we employ, in the services we offer to our members, and in the equitable way our earnings are distributed to the membership.



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Ultimate Frisbee for spinal research Sam Redding Omineca Express On Friday, October 4 students from Vanderhoof’s elementary schools came together to raise money for spinal cord injury research by playing frisbee. The John Ryan Ultimate Frisbee tournament happens every fall in Vanderhoof, this year will be the 15th tournament hosted by McLeod. John Ryan was a paraplegic who was cycling across Canada in 1999 to raise funds for spinal cord research on the Regeneration Tour. John was married to Penny McLeod, the daughter of Bill McLeod who the school honoured by naming themselves after him. The organizers knew that wheelchair athletes played Ultimate Frisbee so the game was a perfect fit. This year had ICORD representative, Peggy Assinck, who is in a wheelchair herself, out to cheer on the students. ICORD is

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HELP WANTED Cooks needed immediately. Call: 250-690-7542 or drop off resume @ Fort Fraser Petro Canada Vanderhoof’s elementary schoolchildren gathered on the McLeod and NVSS fields to play in the rain while the cold but cheery teachers shouted encouragement.

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NVSS Council’s message The Nechako Valley Secondary School Student Council Have you ever wanted to help out your community but didn’t know how or where to start? Students from Nechako Valley Secondary School are putting on a food drive project this school semester and our first campaign starts this Halloween at the pumpkin walk. We will be having a table set up in one of the campsites during the pumpkin walk on October 31 to give back to our community. We will be accepting any canned goods or non perishable food items to donate to NeighborLink at the end of the school semester. We will also be handing out candy and chocolates in thanks for your donation. Your support and donations would be greatly appreciated.  “A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION” 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305

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in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake areas This is an excellent opportunity for a semi-retired person or a “stay at home Mom or Dad” seeking part-time employment. Work early in the morning and afternoon with the midday off. The wage is $23.52 per hour as per the current CUPE Collective Agreement. Qualifications: • Completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate) • Valid Class II Driver’s License with Air Endorsement • If you have a Class 5 – will assist in acquiring your Class 2 • Exemplary driving record as demonstrated by driver’s abstract • Clean Criminal Record Check • Excellent interpersonal skills with students in Grades K to 12 • Physical capability to perform the job duties

Your favourite traditional Christmas or New Year’s recipe to be published in our Annual Recipe pull out pages section November 13 & 20. Sponsored by your local businesses. Winner announced in the December 11, Omineca Express. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2013.

Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at or from the School District Administration Office in Vanderhoof – 153 Connaught St.

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Please email resumes to: or mail them to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129, 153 E. Connaught St. Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 • Fax: (250) 567-4639

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Through the back forty Found in the Nechako Chronicle in 1973, four Vanderhoof youngsters found the catch of their lives. Over $1,300 in cash was found by Malcolm Evans, Todd Millard, John Thiessen and Danny Wiebe. They were all playing in the ruins of an abandoned house when they found the money. If it wasn’t claimed in one year the boys would have been allowed to keep it. Also found in the Nechako Chronicle was a letter to the editor whose author was protesting the appearance of “male wanted” or “female wanted” ads in the newspaper. The author was Ms. Kathleen Ruff, director of Human Rights act who said “There is little doubt that it contravenes the principles of the Act. It helps to promote a climate of opinion whereby discriminating on the basis of sex in recruiting for job openings is considered acceptable.” Another letter to the editor was from a particularly upset individual who described the stores and cafes of Vanderhoof as the new Sodom and Gomor-

rah. They go on to say that they can’t tell the difference between male and female teenagers anymore. “The hairdos of the young today is the most atrocious thing I have ever seen.” Vanderhoof also saw a new enforcement unit added to Vanderhoof that year, the Highway Patrol. Also in 1973, Mr and Mrs. Hopfner celebrated their silver anniversary having been together for 25 years. Skipping ahead in time to September 29, 1983 where letters to the editor include a call to slow down and reverse the arms race in the wake of Korean Airlines 747. Also, two Canadian films that had been labelled by the U.S. Justice Department as government propaganda were going to be shown in Vanderhoof. ‘If You Love This Planet’ was a film about nuclear war that won the Oscar. The other was ‘Acid Rain Requiem or Recovery’.

The Omineca Express has a limited number of plain newsprint Roll Ends available for sale. Great for your holiday party or arts and crafts. Various sizes. View at the Omineca Express of fice.

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The local Smile Cookie campaign raised over $4,000 that will go towards equipment at St. John Hospital. The Vanderhoof Hospital Auxilliary will use the proceeds from the 4,354 cookies sold to buy a new syringe pump. Sales of the smile cookies from Tim Horton’s restaurants ran from September 23 to 29. This is the tenth year this campaign has ran, the first year’s proceeds went towards the enhancement of the Operating Room at the hospital. A syringe pump is used to administer small amounts of fluids, including painkillers, to patients in need. The top sellers and bakers from Tim Horton’s line up with Edna Oryschuk and members of the Hospital Auxilliary along with Peter and Maryann Giesbrecht.

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Acne tips and acne myths How to ‘save face’ during those pesky puberty years? First and foremost: Popping a Pimple is a BIG NO NO. There are proper ways to pop a puss filled pimple. Tempting as it may be popping pimples can push infected materials further into the skin, causing redness, swelling and even scarring.To promote healing avoid picking at your skin. CHOCOLATE- does NOT cause acne, some people may notice breakouts become more severe when they eat too much of a certain food but this is different for everybody. STRESS- also does not cause acne, but it can make it worse (stress increases sebum production) SUN – may make pimples seem better, though some peoples oil production goes up afterwards making things worse. T-ZONE – many oil producing glands are on this zone (forehead, nose, chin) Follow these tips when you’re outdoors to help manage sun exposure:. ■ Wear SPF 15 at least, even when cloudy, make sure it blocks both UVA and UVB rays (looks for the words `broad spectrum` and look for a non comedogenic/nonacnegenic type) ■ The sun’s rays are strongest between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, so reapply sunscreen frequently and take breaks indoors if you can. ■ Apply more sunscreen (with higher SPF) when you’re around reflective surfaces like water, snow, or ice. (with the snow making its way out this is important to remember) ■ Protect your face and eyes with a hat and sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection (but wash where they contact your skin often). Some medications, such as prescription acne medications, can increase your sensitivity to the sun and to tanning beds. Next week: Acne & Self Esteem

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The reason that we are wearing orange shirts is to honour Orange Shirt Day to support children who attended Indian Residential Schools. We have been studying about this in school.  Children were taken from their families and sent to Residential School to introduce them to EuroCanadian and Christian ways of living to the children. The children were not allowed to speak their language or learn their culture.  Many of the children died.  The last residential school closed down in 1996. That was only 18 years ago. We think it’s important that we all know about this. -by Shelby McCook and Lizzy Ebbott

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ADULT BADMINTON...every Thursday at 8pm starting on Oct 10 at NVSS gym. Bring your own racquet. Indoor runners required. For more info call Ann at 250-567-9908.


Mallory Holden practices the art of baking cakes. Her business has grown from simple word of mouth to being fully booked up to four weeks in advance. Her favourite cake to eat is also her favourite cake to make, red velvet. The cream cheese is her favourite part and she loves to take small samples of it because it’s so nice and rich. The chocolate and vanilla are Holden’s most popular cakes. They are the ones that everyone keeps recommending to their friends. But the best part of the job, for her, is making flowers. “I could sit there all day and make flowers,” said Holden. “It’s just artsy, I love doing detail, that’s my favourite part.” Holden began her interest in cakes when she took the Wilton method of cake decorating classes. “I started in 2009, I took classes in Prince George, I did all the Wilton classes there.” Wilton is a school and a brand. They sell cake pans and have a bunch of books. An instructor takes the students through the books and shows them how to do the techniques required to make the beautiful cakes. “I’ve always loved art,” she said. “And I love baking, I’ve always loved baking. I’m just an artsy person and my sister had the idea to do the classes. I quite like it because you just get to do a bunch of art stuff and other people’s visions of cakes it’s just a lot of fun to put it all together.” After she took some time off for her kids, Holden got back into the cake game about a year ago and has made a brisk business of it ever since. But she makes sure that her kids always get a little something from the cakes before she sells them, otherwise they might revolt. “They get upset if I don’t make them something,” said Holden. “If I just sell all my cupcakes then they’re upset because they don’t get anything. You have to cut the cake to make it even so you get a lot of scraps left over.” Anyone who sits down with Mallory Holden for any length of time can see that she is a bubbly individual who is well-suited to her profession. She is also a perfectionist, and detail oriented when it comes to her cakes. “Depending on what it is, baking usually takes a few hours because I usually double up the layers. And detailing it can also take a couple of hours.” By the time an average cake is finished, Holden could have spent a good chunk of her day making it. And she does all this from her home in a regular convection oven. Because of the time required to make one, Holden tries to keep it to one birthday or wedding cake per week as well as one order of cupcakes. I started off just doing friends birthdays but then people started to talk and bring her clients interested in her cakes and, after a little advertising around town, her business has taken off.


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Local artist at Pine Beetle convention Sam Redding Omineca Express Annerose Georgeson, Vanderhoof’s local artist, was in Banff to display an exhibit of her art under the theme of the pine beetle. The International Union of Forest Research Organizations held their conference from September 15 to 19 to bring forest scientists from around the world to speak on the topic of Forest Insect Disturbance in a Warming Environment, or the pine beetle effect. Georgeson had her first exhibition of beetle art at the Saik’uz First Nation called “Red and Blue” because of the effect pine beetles have on the colour of wood.

“We three artists were all doing art dealing with the forest and forest insects so they invited us to take part,” said Georgeson. “Each of us made a presentation. Mine was how the Mountain Pine Beetle affected my life and my heart. I used to live in a pine forest but now I live in a clearcut.” But the clearcut is totally regrowing, which is a positive thing. “Nature takes care of itself pretty much,” said Georgeson. “Right now I’m working on a series of work just about all of the changes in the forest, not just the pine beetle.” The Mount Pine Beetle infestation has affected over 16.3 million hectares of forest in B.C.

The three artists had never worked together before but Georgeson said they knew of each others’ work. There were over 40 works of art shown at the conference, some of them as big as four feet by six feet. “I showed current work and I showed quite a bit, they gave us each a separate room to show our

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work. And we worked together to make a silkscreen work together, we worked with images and produced it all together.” When asked if Vanderhoof is her inspiration, Georgeson said “Entirely, that’s all I paint.” She goes hiking and walking several times a week to take pictures and sketches of the area.

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The western red cedar — Tall and strong. Home to birds, squirrels and insects. Loves the moist climate of BC. It’s lived here for hundreds of years. It should live for hundreds more. And not make way for a pipeline. 70% of the Northern Gateway Pipeline route will use previously disturbed land, like old forestry roads, cut blocks and other disturbances. We have planned the route to minimize tree removal where possible and we will work to avoid old growth forests.

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Fire Chief Joe Pacheco

Lt. Neal Wiebe

Capt. Jay Bangs

Dept Chief Ian Leslie

Lt. Hunter Omeara

FF Travis Emel

Capt. Brian Cross

Lt. Dave Moore

Safety Will Van den Born

FF Norm Smith

FF John Baker

FF Carl Larsen

Training Larry Bangs

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2013 Fire Prevention Week is all about preventing kitchen fires. Thirty-three percent of all fires in BC start in the kitchen. In fact, more fires start in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling of boiling food. * If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short time, turn off the stove. * When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay home and use a timer to remind yourself. * If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove * When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves. * Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, towels or anything else that can burn away from your stovetop. * Clean up food and grease from the burners, stovetops and the oven. * Don’t store combustibles in drawer below the oven. Home Fires * In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, $6.9 billion in direct damage. * On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day. * Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, followed heating equipment. Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths. * Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2011, 12 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 67 deaths.

Cooking   * U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated annual average of 156,600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011, resulting in 400 civilian deaths, 5,080 civilian injuries and $853  million in direct damage. 

* Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. * Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires. * Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking materials. * Ranges accounted for the 58%

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of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%. * Children under five face a higher risk of non-fire burns associated with cooking than being burned in a cooking fire. * Microwave ovens are one of the leading home products associated with scald burn injuries not related

to fires. Nearly half (44%) of the microwave oven injuries seen at emergency rooms in 2011 were scald burns. * Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of home cooking fires, but these incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.

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Training Dale Hussey

FF Dave Banham

FF Darcy Domhof

Lt. Mike Elwert

FF Steve Alessandrini

FF Kevin Hartman

FF Phil Turgeon

FF Chris Hooper

FF Les Baker

FF Rob Bell

FF Jason Morrill

FF Shane Greenlees

FF Jeremy Peters

FF Bruce Raby

FF Nathan Johnson

FF Lee Thomas

Pictures not available for FF Dave Logan and FF Rob Ferguson

Fire Prevention Week 2013

Sunday, October 6th - October 12th, 2013 ©


Heating * The leading factor contributing to heating equipment fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys. * Portable or fixed space heaters, including wood stoves, were involved in one-third (32%) of home heating fires and four out of five (80%) home heating deaths. * Half of home heating fire deaths resulted from fires caused by heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding. * In most years, heating is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths, and fire injuries. Fixed or portable space heaters are involved in about 4 out of 5 heating fire deaths. Smoking Materials * During 2007-2011 smoking materials caused an estimated 17,900 home structure fires, resulting in 580 deaths, 1,280 injuries and $509 million in direct property damage, per year. * Sleep was a factor in

one-third of the home smoking material fire deaths. * Possible alcohol impairment was a factor in one in five of home smoking fire deaths.   * In recent years, Canada and the United States have required that all cigarettes sold must be “fire safe,” that is have reduced ignition strength and less likely to start fires. Electrical * About half (49%) of home electrical fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment. Other leading types of equipment were washer or dryer, fan, portable or stationary space heater, air conditioning equipment water heater and

range. * Electrical failure or malfunctions caused an average of almost 50,000 home fires per year, resulting in roughly 450 deaths and $1.5 billion in direct property damage.   Candles * During 2007-2011 candles caused 3% of home fires, 4% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries and 6% of direct property damage from home fires. * On average, there are 32 home candle fires reported per day. * Roughly one-third of these fires started in the bedroom; however, the candle industry found that only 13% of candle users burn candles in the



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bedroom most often. * More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are too close to the candle.

time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!

Escape Planning * According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. * Almost three-quarters of Americans do have an escape plan; however, more than half never practiced it . * One-third of Americans households who made and estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. The

Smoke Alarms * Almost two-thirds (62%) of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. * Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 92% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 77% of the time.

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Tanya Spooner Chief FR3/Firefighter

Gail Poisson Deputy Chief/FR3 Firefighter

Pat Stadelmeier Probationary Firefighter

Dave Poisson Captain/First Aid/ Firefigher

Jerry Stelmaschuk Probationary Firefighter

Len Pickering Probationary Firefighter

Photos not available: Ron Davis- Lieutenant-Firefighter, Don Wiens-Firefighter/FR3/Mechanic, Paul Dunn- Firefighter, Brenda Wiens-Dispatcher/FR3/Flagger, Anna-Marie Spooner- Dispatcher/Flagger, Norm Redlick- Probationary Firefighter, Roy Spooner- Probationary Firefighter

Winter Season Fireplace Safety

Open the damper before lighting the fire, and keep it open until the ashes are cool enough to touch. ● Ensure the fire is completely out before going to bed or leaving the house. ● Do not store combustible materials such as paper or wood too close to the fireplace. ● Use a screen in front of the fireplace ●

A Fireplace becomes dangerous when accumulated tar or creosote catches fire or from uncontrolled burning or over-fuelling. Other causes of fireplacerelated fires are substandard design or installation and lack of safety precautions.

Fire Safety: What to do, because fire spreads fast don’t delay! If your clothes catch fire, STOP, DROP & ROLL on the floor to smother the flames. ● Cool minor burns with cold water. If your skin is blistered, charred or dead white, get emergency help immediately. ● When you see flames, smell smoke or hear the smoke alarm, get everybody out of the house. ● Feel the door first. If it isn’t hot, open it very slowly. ● If there is fire or smoke use another exit. ● Crawl low under smoke - the air near the floor is safer to breathe. ● If you cannot escape, close the door and seal around it with cloth to prevent smoke from entering the room. ● Always use the stairs and never the elevators. ● Designate a meeting place a safe distance from the house and make sure everyone is there. ● Take the children to a neighbour. ● Phone the emergency number from the neighbour’s home. ● Give the complete address, describe the situation and inform the operator if anyone is still inside. ● Stay on the phone until you are told to hang up. ● Do not go back to the house for any reason.

opening to protect children and to prevent embers from escaping and igniting carpets, etc. Never leave children alone near a fireplace. Use dry, well-seasoned wood in small amounts. Have chimneys cleaned and serviced at regular intervals by a professional.

Smoke Kills Hundreds of people die in residential fires in Canada every year. In many fires that have been extinguished in their early stages, people have been found dead of smoke inhalation without having suffered burns. It has been conservatively estimated that many of these lives could have been saved by the installation of properly functioning smoke alarms. Although these devices are no substitute for carefully planned fire prevention measures, they are invaluable to providing an early warning when fire strikes. Smoke is the cause of the majority of firerelated deaths. Hot flames are low on the list of killers during a fire. A smouldering fire may go undetected for hours, especially while people are asleep. In addition to deadly carbon monoxide, smoke carries poisons such as hydrogen cyanide and irritants such as formaldehyde and acetic acid. Added to this lethal potion are other toxic substances that come from the burning of synthetic materials com-

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Never overload your fireplace. Never use charcoal starter fluids, gasoline or any flammable substance to start fires. When using artificial logs, burn only one at a time and follow instructions on the log Always place the ashes in a metal container and take them outside the house.

monly found in the home, especially those emitted from plastics and foams. Oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide and ammonia are just a few examples. These agents can have a lethal effect before a sleeper is even disturbed; especially when one considers that the fire itself consumes life-sustaining oxygen. Normally, air is made-up of about 21 percent oxygen. When it falls below the 17 percent level, thinking and coordination become difficult. Below 16 percent, a person’s behaviour turns irrational, hindering escape efforts. Breathing becomes impossible when oxygen levels fall below 6 percent. Super-heated air and gases rise quickly and produce what is known as a “hot” fire. Temperatures above 370°C (700°F) are common in a “hot” fire. At such high temperatures, unconsciousness and death can occur within minutes. Bedrooms located in the upper floors of residences are frequently subjected to these conditions in the advanced stages of a fire.

Fire Escape Plan Plan your escape now

Maintain your smoke alarms

Call out to others


1. Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, test it monthly and change the battery yearly. 2. Never leave cooking unattended. 3. Don’t overload electrical outlets. 4. Never leave candles unattended. Practice often Family discussion 5. Stub cigarettes out completely and dispose of them safely. (Reproduced with permission from the Alberta Fire Commissioner's Office) In case of a real fire 6. Never store gasoline indoors. Fire Prevention Canada 7. Prevent arson by keeping your property clean of trash and Working with the private and public sectors to achieve fire safety through education. flammables. 8. Keep flammable materials such as curtains and furniture at least one metre away from space heaters. 9. Store matches and lighters in a child-proof drawer or cabinet. Call for help from a neighbours home. Never go 10. Create and practice a fire escape plan with your whole family. Get out fast, closing doors behind you. back inside a burning house. (Reproduced with permission from the Alberta Fire Commissioner's Office) Get out, stay out and call 911.

(Reproduced with permission from the Alberta Fire Commissioner's Office)

Fire Prevention Canada

Working with the private and public sectors to achieve fire safety through education.

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Fire Chief Dave Balding

Capt. Ted Hardy

Dept Chief James Cochran

Training Officer Gord Friesen

Lt. Ian Balcombe

FF Amorsolo Tabing

FF Fernando Silva

FF Percibal Alviar

Dispatcher Lucas Six

Probationary Firefighter Leslie Goertz

Photo not available

Probationary Firefighter Howard Hummel

Probationary Firefighter Jeremy Reeves

Probationary Firefighter Darlene Hleuka

FF Diane Harder

Keep your farm safe Life Saving Tips * Install smoke alarms inside and outside all bedrooms and in all principal buildings. * Install the appropriate fire extinguishers in key areas. * Work with the local fire department to develop and practice a fire escape plan with family and employees, and determine a meeting place. * Identify who may require special assistance (the elderly and handicapped). * Make sure buildings are well-spaced. * Keep cistern and stock pond relatively full and provide clear access to water source. * Ensure that appropriate fire protection equipment is accessible. Checklist * Keep fire department numbers posted on all telephones. * Ensure all electrical wiring is inspected and up to code. * Ensure all electrical equipment has a nationally recognized testing agency certification. * Remove wiring and lighting from wet areas. * Inspect and maintain fire extinguishers regularly. Machinery / Equipment – Keep it Clean, Safe and Inspected * Before installing heating equipment, check product certi-

fication and insurance requirements. * Ensure that the pump is on a separate electrical circuit and located away from other buildings, to safeguard the pressure of the water supply for firefighters. * Refuel equipment and internal combustion engines outside, but never while running and only once cool. * Ensure that crop dryers are equipped with adequate controls enabling them to shut off blowers or dampers when temperatures become too high in the heat transfer chamber. * Never use “homemade” dryers.

Important Reminders * Designate safe smoking areas away from barns, crops, stores or flammable materials. * Before burning, check regulations with your local authority. * Burn rubbish in an incinerator equipped with a spark arrestor and never in a high wind. * Keep a pail of water nearby. * Never carry out field burning. * Do not use fumigants near an open flame or electric equipment. * Clean up. Remove all trash from the property. * Repaint weathered

surfaces and remove rotting wood and fencing. Safe Storage: Spontaneous Ignition of Crops Causes Fires. Before Storing * Provide proper ventilation. * Ensure crops – hay, alfalfa, clover, soybean hays – are well-dried and properly cured. * Make sure wet grains are below the safe moisture content before storage. * Check for spontaneous heating hazards regularly, e.g. manure pile. * Repair leaking roofs and openings to protect stored crops against wetness. During Storage

* Inspect daily for signs of steaming, irritating odours, wet areas and “flues” in the hay for several weeks. * Have fire fighting equipment immediately accessible. * Petroleum products should be stored above ground at least 12 metres (40 feet) from any other building, in a tank on non-combustible support. In all cases vent pipes not less than 3 centimeters (1 1/4”) in diameter and cap them with weatherproof hoods. * Petroleum products should be dispensed from storage tanks with appropriate pumping equipment.

Endako Mines

Thank you to our dedicated Fraser Lake Volunteer Fire Department

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School District No. 91 Career & Trades Programs “Making Education Real & Relevant”

School District No. 91 would like to thank the Fire Departments of Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and Burns Lake for their continued support of Project Fire Fighter Junior Fire Fighter Program

Village of Fraser Lake We would like to thank all the volunteer firefighters for their hard work and dedication!

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Yvan Laramee Chief

Rob Dupuis Training Officer

Vicki Wells Firefigher

Yvonne Malo Firefighter

Missing from pictures: Deputy Chief Rob Urquhart, FF Doug Allen, FF Kevin Dorman, FF Janet Gumm, FF Terrence Hackl, FF Monique Laramee, FF Mark Persson, FF Kathy Thornhill, Aux FF Trevor Campbell, Aux FF Nikki Campbell, Jr FF Cohen Leslie, Jr FF William Webster.

Reed Bruvold Maintenance

Location, Installation, Testing and Cleaning Smoke Alarms Locating/Installing *Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. *For best performance, an alarm should be mounted on the ceiling in or near the centre of the room, hall or stairway, and at the head of each stairway leading to an occupied area. *Optimum location for wall mounts is at least 15 cm (6 inches) from the ceiling but not more than 30 cm (19 inches) from it. *Avoid installing where the temperature is less than 5oC (41oF) or exceeds 48oC (119oF). *Keep alarms away from doors and windows. *Never locate an alarm in front of an air register, fans or vents. *Keep alarms at least 60 cm (2 feet)

from any corner. *Don’t recess an alarm. *Smoke alarms in rooms with ceiling slopes greater than 30 cm (one foot) rise per 2.4 m (eight feet) horizontally should be located on the high side of the room. *Avoid locating an alarm at the peak of an “A” frame type ceiling. *Never paint a smoke alarm. *Keep alarms 60 to 90 cm (two to three feet) away from light fixtures. When having an alarm connected into the electrical wiring system of a house you should: *Use a qualified electrical contractor. *Never install the alarm in the electrical

circuit except at the main panel. Alarms must also never be installed in a circuit connected to an on/off switch. *Check the alarm when installation is complete. Mark your calendar: Testing & Cleaning Test your smoke alarm monthly and clean it every 6 months. Mark it on your calendar so that you don’t forget. Things to remember when testing your smoke alarm: *Ensure that power is being transmitted to the alarm and that it will activate in the presence of smoke. *Test your smoke alarm by pressing the test button.

*Even alarms with a pilot light that indicate power is being transmitted, should be tested regularly. *Battery-operated smoke alarms will warn you when batteries need replacing. Despite this, make it a habit to change the batteries yearly. *When you’ve been away from home for a few days, check your alarm on your return to ensure it is working properly. *Remember, your smoke alarm can’t protect you if the batteries have been removed or a plug has been disconnected. *The lifespan of a typical smoke alarm is about 10 years, but some models last as little as 5 years. *To clean the alarm, open the cover and gently vacuum the interior of it. Frequently, the alarm will sound while the unit is being cleaned.



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Twin existing gas pipeline would mean reduced bill Walter Strong Lakes District News Pacific Northern Gas (PNG) has entered the early stages of a public consultation process surrounding their proposal to twin, or loop, the existing natural gas pipeline running from Summit Lake B.C, 50 kms north of Prince George, to Kitimat. The project, known as the PNG Looping Project, will also require upgrades to four existing compressor stations, and would have an initial capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of natural gas per day, up from the current single line capacity of 115 MMscf per day. The PNG twinning project was recently introduced by written submission to both the Village of Burns Lake and the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) during regularly scheduled council and board meetings. The western transmission pipeline connects to northeastern B.C. through a Spectra Energy pipeline, and has compressor stations near Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, and Telkwa, although the stations in Telkwa and Vanderhoof were decommissioned, but main-

tained for future use, with the closure of the Methanex methanol/ammonia facility in Kitimat in 2005. Pacific Northern Gas serves over 20,500 residential and commercial customers in northwest B.C., but it does so with gas transmission lines that do with current line capacity at approximately 20 per cent of maximum, this means that PNG customers carry the cost of transmission - the line charge - spread out over only 20 per cent of full volume. “This keeps line charges in northwest B.C. up to three times higher than line charges in other areas,” said RDBN chair Bill Miller. The proposal to twin the existing gas line is coupled with a proposal to expand gas flow to serve new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Kitimat. With added export facilities, PNG would increase line capacity and reduce transmission charges per unit of gas transported. “This system expansion project would provide a major benefit to existing PNG customers, enabling PNG to provide a more secure supply of natural gas at a more competitive rate, leading to reduction in natural gas transportation costs for all existing

customers in the project area,” said Greg Weeres, PNG president. The proposed project involves laying 525 kms of 24 inch pipe between Summit Lake and Kitimat. The majority would follow the existing pipeline, but a detour would be made at the existing Telkwa compressor station, taking the line further northwest through a route described by PNG as being safer. “[The new section] will follow a new route designed to avoid geotechnically unstable terrain and mitigate potential water crossing impacts,” Weeres said. The proposal is still in early stages and will trigger both provincial and federal environmental review processes. Public open houses in communities potentially impacted by the work are planned starting in November 2013. Parallel discussions to the public stakeholder consultations will be held with affected First Nations along the pipeline route. The potential economic impact of construction and increased natural gas capacity have not be disclosed. Neither has the specific impact to consumer gas rates been estimated. A19

B.C. speed limit reform debate Jeff Nagel BC Local News Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants B.C. residents to weigh in on a potential increase in highway speed limits now under consideration. Stone announced the formal review of speed limits Friday in Kamloops although he had previously indicated it was coming and technical work is already underway. The Coquihalla Highway already has a speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour but traffic there does an average speed of 118, while drivers routinely exceed the posted limit of 90 or 100 on many other provincial highways. “There’s no question the Coquihalla is a prime candidate for an adjustment in the speed limit,” Stone said, also listing sections of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland and around Kamloops as well as the Cariboo Connector towards Prince George. It’s been a decade since B.C. last reviewed speed limits. Stone said any increases would involve mainly rural provincial highways between communities, not highways in urban areas of the Lower Mainland, although which specific corridors to adjust will be subject to public input. He said a higher speed limit in some stretches of highway has been made possible by billions of dollars in major road upgrades since the last review in 2003, including 180 additional kilometres of four- or six-lane highway. He also said vehicles are “much safer today than 10 years ago” as a result of traction stability control, anti-lock brakes and other improvements. Stone cited a 28 per cent drop in injury-causing collisions since 2003. Continued on page 20


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From page 19 And he said research increasingly suggests the greatest danger isn’t necessarily speeding itself, but driving at a much different speed than most other drivers. A minority of 15 per cent of drivers who don’t keep up with the flow or who speed excessively are at greater risk of a crash than the other 85 per cent of drivers who may be going somewhat over the posted speed limit, he said. Stone stressed decreases in the speed limit are also possible. “This review is not about increasing speed limits, it’s about making sure we have the right speed limits.” And he said there will be “no Autobahn” in B.C. where speed limits are lifted altogether. “I am not interested in making any changes that are going to compromise the safety of motorists.” He said one option could be variable speed limits that are higher in the day and lower at night. The review will pull in fresh re-

search from around the world, and closely consider factors unique to B.C., like its geography and high mountain passes. The risk of crashes with wildlife will also be a key consideration. Bright signs that warn of wildlife at night – potentially activated by sensors that detect animals near the highway – are among various options the ministry will consider to counter that risk, particularly on highways where posted limits might rise. Stone said other technologies being tried elsewhere include automated sirens that scare wildlife off roads in areas where they pose a frequent hazard. The speed limit review aims to generate recommendations by next spring, when the Legislature reconvenes. Public forums on the issue will be held in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Cranbrook and Kelowna starting in November, with potentially more sites still to be added.


Church Directory For more information or to join Vanderhoof’s Faith Church Directory

Call Pam at 250-567-9258

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Our Mission Glorifying God by helping all people move closer to Jesus Christ one step at a time.

Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship

The Church on the Corner “Giving you a Purpose to live for and People to live with” Worship Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Small Groups meeting together regularly: We have a place for you to belong! For more information call

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Coming eVenTS.... Will appear, as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only. This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for non-profit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to advertising@ or by fax (567-2070). Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at 155 W. Columbia. Decision of the publisher is final. ***

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Omineca Express

PICTURE THIS....Your activity could be featured in “Picture This.” Snap a photo at your groups’ fundraiser. It could be anything from a car wash to cleaning up our streets. It could even include school activities. Basically people making a difference in our community. Send us your photo by e-mail ( or drop it off at the Omineca Express (150 W. Columbia Street). Please provide a brief description accompanied with the photo. This week’s submission....

NEW EVENTS.... adulT BadminTon...every Thursday at 8pm starting on Oct 10 at NVSS gym. Bring your own racquet. Indoor runners required. For more info call Ann at 250-5679908. *** VhF PuBliC liBrarY adulT BooK CluB...BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB 12:05-1:00pm in the multipurpose room starting Oct 17, meeting 3rd Thurs of each month October thru May. EVENING BOOK CLUB...6:308:30pm in the multi-purpose room beginning Oct 16, meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month October thru May. The library will provide copies of the books being read each month. *** VhF PuBliC liBrarY girlS BooK CluB...Girls ages 8 & 9 meet the first Thurs of each month through to March from 3:30-4:30. Tweens ages 10 thru 12 first meeting October 10, meet the 2nd Thurs of each month through March from 3:30-4:45pm. Teens ages 13 & up 1st meeting Oct 17, meeting the 3rd Thurs of each month through March 3:30-4:45pm. Register at the Library 250-567-4060. *** ComPuTer the Vanderhoof Public Library. Basic computer use classes begin Tues, Oct 15 1:30-2:30pm. Free drop in classes, everyone welcome. Bring Your oWn laPToP classes begin Thurs, Oct 17, 1:302:30pm - call the library of for tutoring on your laptop 250-5674060. *** STuarT neChaKo manor... looking for volunteers. Help needed with outings, Serving meals, entertainment and visits for the residents. Please contact Marnie at 250 567 6290 for more information. *** VolunTeerS needed....Would you like to become part of a team working together to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors? The Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery Group is looking for volunteers to join their team. Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery’s goal is to encourage stroke survivors to improve their lives through education, exercise, work groups, crafts, outings, etc. No special skills required; training and orientation are provided. Patience and caring understanding a necessity. Volunteers share responsibilities: assisting with activities, exercises, education, crafts, outings, fund raising. Time commitment: 3 hour meeting each Monday morning (excluding stat holidays), from September through mid-June. Please contact Sheila 570-2467 vanderhoofstrokerecovery@gmail. com *** VanderhooF SeniorS ConneCTed is looking for Seniors in need of Outreach & Transportation. We are also taking applications for Volunteers

Students attended Project Agriculture from September 25 to 27 at DMS Farms. wanting to take part in the VSC Program. Vanderhoof Seniors Connected is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for Seniors/Elders in our community through Companionship and Transportation Assistance. For more information contact DebraAnn Bishop at 250-567-0623 or email at *** Calling all SeniorS... come and join us for carpet bowling, pool or snooker - Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Friendship Centre. We also have cards or bingo on Wednesday evenings. Music nights are also popular and these are the last Friday night of the month. Come and have some fun! Everybody welcome young or golden agers. Call Oscar for more info: 250-567-4582. *** al-anon...Has your life been affected by someone elses drinking? The Al-Anon is for you! Meetings held on Mondays at 7pm in Community Room at Omineca Safe Home Society. For more information contact Gail at 567-4318. *** The norThSide Women’S inSTiTuTe...meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Brenda, 250 567-9705. *** VhF hoSPiCe SoCieTY...What are you doing every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Do you have 2 hours to give each month? Are you sensitive to the special needs of those persons at the end stages of life? Want to be part of a great organization that makes a difference in our community then we are looking for you. The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is a not-for-profit charity looking for new volunteer members who will work with the current members to oversee our local Hospice Program. Hospice is a program that offers a support system to persons that are the end stages of life. Our Society has a desire to help others. We are sensitive to the special needs of the dying patient and their families. We do not have personal agendas or “missions” to our Hospice work. Our main fundraising come in the form of donations to our Tree of Life. We are looking for new members to continue this great service. More info call Debbie 567-7956 *** The Food BanK... is in serious need of food donations. Specifically the following is needed: Canned vegetables, meat, fish, canned milk, sugar, pasta, pasta sauces, soups, toilet tissue. *** BadminTon aT FleSS gYm...

Every Thursday at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. come out and have some fun! *** The VanderhooF CanCer SuPPorT grouP...meets the first Friday of every month @ noon at the The Reid. For more info call Karen @ 567-4828. *** endaKo hall SoCieTY...meets every THIRD Wednesday of the month in the hall at 7:30pm. *** The YelloWhead draFT horSe an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250-5678484. *** neChaKo QuilTerS guild... meets the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 567-5254. *** The FraSer QuilTerS guild... meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Fort Fraser Community Hall. Newcomers welcome. *** hoSPiCe Tree oF liFe... is to honour the living as well as to remember and honour those who have passed on. For more info call Debbie @ 250-567-7956. *** The FraSer laKe CanCer SuPPorT grouP... meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12 noon in the New Fraser Lake Restaurant. For further information call Judy at 250699-7763. *** neChaKo ValleY hiSToriCal SoCieTY...meets every second Thursday of the month 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office. *** VanderhooF 899 air CadeT SQuadron...Cadets will meet every TUESDAY night – 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the 448 Connaught St. at the Gospel Chapel. Anyone age 12 to 18 interested in the Cadet Program is welcome to attend. Any adult interested in assisting in anyway, please contact the officers at the 448 Connaught St. at the Gospel Chapel Tuesday night. For more information call: Capt. John Callaghan - 250-6400218, Yvonne Melo - 250-690-7496 Evenings. *** aa meeTing... Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. United Church Hall. 567-8087 or 567-4588 *** FraSer laKe aa meeTingS... Tues & Thurs 8:00 p.m. at St. Wilfred’s Church just across from police station.

Omineca Express Wednesday, Wednesday,October October 9, 9,2013 2013 A21 A21

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NOT QUITE ready for full time? Need a job that offers flexibility for child-care, study or the ski season? We are looking for an administrative assistant with very strong attention to detail, a fondness for new technology, office management/computer skills and/or willingness to learn. More info Resumes to Linda at

EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-4883002 or send and email to; jobs@commandequipment. com

EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002 or email to; jobs@commandequipment. com

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Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB) is seeking truck drivers for Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof. Operators must have minimum, Class 3 with air endorsement. Operators will be required to operate various types of road maintenance equipment and do some physical labour jobs as the need arises. Interested applicants should send their resume to the Vanderhoof RIĂ€FH Fax: 250-567-3357 OR e-mail: Applications available at all yards. )RUPRUHLQIRFRQWDFWWKH9DQGHUKRRIRIĂ€FH located at: 545 Spruce Street. Phone: 567-3114

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Selkin Logging Ltd

Is currently looking for full time Equipment operators, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Road Builder, Feller Buncher Operator and Owner/Operator Logging trucks to work in the Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake areas. ONLY EXPERIENCED OPERATORS TO APPLY. Benefit package and registered pension plan available. To apply fax resume to: (250) 699-6545 email:

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CANADIAN TAXPAYERS Federation ( has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: national. or 1800-667-7933 Ext 111.


Norms Auto Refinishing, Terrace, BC. High production, ICBC Accredited body shop requires a LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER Competitive wages, Excellent Benefits. fax 250-635-3081 email: attn: Mel Rundell, Manager


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L&M Lumber Ltd. ~ Nechako Lumber Co. Ltd. Premium Pellet Ltd. ~ Nechako Green Energy Ltd. Currently seeking highly motivated individual to join our administrative team. Office Assistant to provide general administrative services. Basic Responsibilities/Qualifications may include: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Working knowledge of basic office procedures Q Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently Q Strong communication skills, written and verbal Q Strong interpersonal skills Q Typing Skills – 70 wpm Q Q

We are looking for a career oriented individual to fill this full time position as soon as possible. Salary and benefits will be disclosed upon interview as well as a full description of duties.             Please forward resume to, or deliver to Main office, 1241 Hwy 16 West, Vanderhoof, BC    Attention:  Office Manager. Deadline:  October 11, 2013


The Health Programs encompass Health Transfer services to ten First Nations communities. Services are aimed at providing holistic wellness to the communities, and strengthening the families with prevention, intervention and educational measures. Areas of services include Early Childhood Education, Canadian Post and Prenatal Programs, Diabetes, Non Insured Health BeneďŹ ts, Mental Health, Nursing and home care, and community health (CHR/Drug and Alcohol workers). The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and records management duties for the Executive Director of Health. This position also works closely with the Hub champions and will be responsible for the supervision of maintenance, janitors and receptionist positions within the health department. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS ¡ Minimum Grade 12 Education ¡ Possession of a CertiďŹ cate in Business Administration preferred ¡ Minimum 2 years ofďŹ ce experience with acceptable work references KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES / PREFERRED SKILLS ¡ First Nations Culture and traditions speciďŹ cally Carrier and Sekani ¡ Knowledge of health transfer agreements with the First Nations Inuit and Health Branch and First Nations Health Authority ¡ Proven ability to write successful funding proposals ¡ Written communication skills to compose reports and business correspondence as directed ¡ Maintain conďŹ dentiality concerning sensitive materials and client information ¡ ProďŹ cient in the use of current versions of Microsoft OfďŹ ce ¡ Familiar in the use of a variety of ofďŹ ce business machines ¡ Possess strong supervisory skills Proof of credentials, a class 5 Driver’s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant. To learn more, visit TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Email: Fax: (250)563-3376 CLOSING DATE: This competition will close October 25th, 2013. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for any interview will be contacted.


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