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BURNS LAKE

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EXTRA! EXTRA! - READ ALL ABOUT IT BURNS LAKE IS 90!!

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The Mayor’s Message...

Mayor Luke Strimbold

When hearing people’s story of how they came to live in Burns Lake, it is striking how often I hear “We came for a visit and never left.” This has become an unofficial Burns Lake motto. There is something about Burns Lake that gets under the skin, and the beautiful scenery, friendly people, and rustic environment simply becomes part of you. This may be why people find it hard to leave, at least on a permanent basis. This quality has always been present, even when the town was founded. Barney Mulvaney did not found Burns Lake, but he did put it on the map. His travels for trade regularly took him through the area until one day he, like the rest of us, ended up here for good. He and his partners built Burns Lake from tents on the gold trail, to a legitimate town, that this

year turns 90 years old. Even Barney, before the town was founded, dubbed it “Vagrant Village” because it had no foreseeable way of sustaining itself. However, it has been with that same tenacity that drove him to forge a community here that has driven us to build our lives here. The Village of Burns Lake has seen its ups and downs in its 90 years. The community has endured through much turmoil both from within the community and from without. The tragedy at the Babine Forest Products Sawmill is one that the Village will never forget, and represents one of the town’s greatest challenges. Now, with the mill being rebuilt, and several other major projects in the works, Burns Lake’s economy looks to thrive. In the 21 months since the tragedy, there has been much uncertainty, and looking to the future

with anxiety and hope. Now that the future looks brighter, we can afford to look back at the 90 years that brought us here, and the reason we all love this community. On October 19th we invite you to join us to celebrate the best thing about our town: the people in it. Visit www.burnslake. ca for more information or the Village Office to purchase your tickets.

Burns Lake Mayors of the past 90 years:

L. Strimbold • B. Magee • P. Jean • B. Gilgan D. Rosler • D. Woodall • J. Baker • W. Gilgan M. Peterson • J. S. Brown • C. W. Beck V. Taylor • T. Radley • J. Berg • B. A. Smith P. Brunell • A.R. Brown • J. Mckenna M. F. Nourse • R. Radley • R. Lowe D.M. Gerow

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urns Lake is situated in the south westerly part of Omineca District, the name O-min-eca being given by the First Nations to the whortleberry which grows in great abundance and forms a staple article of food for them. Hugh quantities were dried and stored for winter consumption. The original name was ‘Burnt Lake,’ given by the Borland expedition. A tremendous bush fire had blackened the whole country from the east end of what is now known as Burns Lake, to the westerly end of the present Decker Lake; which compelled the pack trains and drivers of cattle to make the long drive to Boo Flats, in order to camp on good feed. Contrary to Mulvaney’s diary, another source says Article from Aug. 20, 1959:

“I took steps to try and have a townsite surveyed, but it wasn’t until 1927 that the sale of lots was held at Burns Lake.” Burns Lake was named after Michael Byrnes, an explorer for the Abortive Collins’ Overland telegraph scheme. He passed by this lake in 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget. The large areas of good lands lying south of Burns Lake were settled by the earliest land seekers in 1904. The first of them came in over the Bella Coola Trail. Early records state that Harry Morgan, Jim McDonald, Alan Goodwin and Divine cut the first pack trail through the Kemano Pass from Kitimat. I first camped at Burns Lake in 1906 when I was making a dog team trip from Hazelton to the Nass River

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Barney Mulvaney at Binta Lake. and back to Quesnel with Inspector Ned Charleson. Natives here at that time were Tommy Michell, Plasaway Michell and Alex Michell, with their wives and families. They could speak very little English and only a smattering of Chinook, with what I was conversant, having spent a couple of seasons sealing out of west coast harbours. These First Nations were in a destitute condition, living on fish, meat and dried

berries. They had a few horses and a little hay. One horse was on the verge of starvation, so I bought it for dog food. During the latter days of the construction of the Grand Truck Pacific (later changed to Canadian National) I was running a freight camp for the men at Houston. I met many of the settlers from this area there. I then went to the dying town of Priestly. That night

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First hotel in Burns Lake - Cheslatta/Omineca Hotel being constructed in 1921.

the poker game ran wild, and in the morning I found myself the owner of all the tents with their contents and equipment. I returned to Burns Lake, and soon I was kept busy pitching tents for the transients. I took steps to try and have a townsite surveyed, but it wasn’t until 1927 that the sale of lots was held at Burns Lake. Up to this time there was only my tents and the CN station, on what became the present townsite. On the island were all the business buildings. A store and hotel building owned by Jack Seeley, Bob Gerow and Howie Laidlaw. They also had a sawmill. Laidlaw had the first post office on the island and help it until Jim McKenna became the first Postmaster on the townsite. After the sale, building began. I built the first hotel which was taken over by George McKenzie, who later disposed of it to Andy Ruddy

in 1921. First known as the ‘Cheslatta’ after Boss Carpenter, ‘Dad Ash’ and his sons, who were the first settlers in the Cheslatta Valley. In 1917, Seeley and Gerow moved their hotel to where the legion hall no stands and built a store beside it. A large hall and house were built behind and a livery barn where Jim Lock lived. A store for the Stearns Hardware was built and this later became the jewelry store and then the Burns Lake Cash and Delivery. Fred Aslin built his store in 1920 on the lot between the Hub and Igloc now stand. The Telegraph Office with H.D. McNeil in charge, and the drugstore of Gordon Wood, along with all these other buildings burned down on March 17, 1925. Carl Ostberg built what is now one of the forestry buildings in 1919. Hank Raymond built a house on what is now the property of


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The more well known ones the Catholic Church. At Francois Lake, the necessity of rafting was a great handicap and a ferry boat was in demand. The first government ferry was a scow towed by a launch. Captain Wiggs O’Neil used all navigable waters enroute and in the spring 1915, it was pulled from Burns Lake to Francois Lake by three heavy teams with Blaney’s four oxen hitched to the skids on which that boat was loaded. And now a word or two of the wellknown ones. As to Shorty Haven, he had an eventful career. Trapper, prospector and farmer. The records show that he came to central B.C. with his partner Fullbrook in 1909. He took part in many of the strikes and worked at famous mines (Comstock) and then he went to Nome, Alaska in the days of the gold rush. Dunc McGibbon received his early training driving dog teams and canoeing the Skeena River with the Hazelton mail. He then partnered with Roy McDonald and Bill Sweeny. Among the earliest settlers from the south were Olaf Anderson, Henry and Jimmy Morgan, the three Bennett brothers; Harold, Cecil and Frank, Jim, Newman, Bob and Jimmy Neleau, the Harrison’s, John Michelson and Jack

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Laying of the railroad tracks through Burns Lake started in 1913. McCuish. Better known to many in this area was Dave Wiggens. Cataline also packed but not so much around Burns Lake. Dave wintered his pack horses at Old Fort on Babine Lake and also on the Cheslatta range. Finally in his declining years he was frozen to death at Hazelton. The late Robert R. Jeffery and Ogilvie Ford came through with pack and saddle horses from Ashcroft by way of Fort Fraser, and taking the train from the east end of Francois Lake to the Tom Harris settlement. In 1912 Robert Jeffery, or the ‘Chief’ as he had been known for many years, returned from

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A section of the Jacob Henkle ferry being unloaded in Burns Lake - 1949.

a three year stay at Cowichan Bay with his sons Jimmy, Wally and Bobby. They left with two heavily loaded wagons, a saddle horse and two milk cows. Reaching the west end of Francois Lake, a huge raft was built. They waited for a favourable wind and then they hoisted the big sail and after an all night sail, they reached the Tom Harris ranch. The names of the settlers who made Burns Lake their out-fitting point are legions. Mike Brennan will be forgotten by many. Warren Innes, was one of the earliest arrivals and located a lot of land for the hunter interests, especially in the Colleymount area. The Tom Harris ranch was the early stopping place for all be-nighted travellers and the stories told of his practical jokes will fill volumes. He was certainly the most visited man in the interior. Prospectors made their headquarters at Burns Lake but spent most of their time in the hills. John Michelson, one of the toughest prospectors in the hills, used to walk out to Bella Coola or Ocean Falls on snowshoes from Wistaria. The first white woman to settle down close to Burns Lake was Mrs. George Wallace. She and her husband settled on the Gowan Ranch. He was locally known as the ‘Boer’ and the adjacent mountain still hold his name. The McKenna family came in during the 1910 and homesteaded immediately. One of the first mail carriers was Johnny McCammis known as “Hudson Bay Jack,” who with Dick Carrol knocked down and packed on their horses the first automobile to reach Hazelton. Bobby Allen will be remembered as the first forest ranger at the old forestry cabin. This site was historic, as Cataline and all the old mule train packers make it favourite camp. Bill Richmond and his family now live there. The trails and road hoses from the Bulkley Summit to Endako were under the eagle eye of Constable Andy Fairburn. The trails were the least of his troubles, but the bootleggers the greatest. Continued on page A4

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Prospectors made their headquarters in Burns Lake Article from Dec. 17, 1959:

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Ford Garage circa 1926 on Main Street. From page A3 Once, while the constable was away on patrol, a 20 gallon keg of the most vindictive alcohol arrived at the village in some mysterious way. It was shepherd by a character who called himself ‘The Dude Cowboy.’ He was dressed in flashy riding boots, $15 shirt and tailored buck-skin coat, heavily beaded and was crowed by a big fawn coloured Stetson. “The Dude” partnered up with the stout dishwasher at the local restaurant. She wore a huge apron and from her belt bung an Imperial quart of wellwatered alcohol, with convenient glasses in her apron pockets. ‘The Dude’ kept her well supplied until Harry McLean put a smart young First Nation named Adnas on his tracks. Adnas had been known to track a deer for two

days and come back with fresh meat. He tracked the riding boots to a bush where the big keg was cached. From then on it changed hands frequently, finally landing in the cellar of Harry Johnson’s cabin, without his knowledge. When he discovered it, he divide it among his many friends and the town really celebrated. ‘The Dude’ and his assistant moved on to Freeport, from whence Andy Fairburn speeded them on their way. The first garage was operated by Bruce Kerr and Perry Beckstead. In 1911, it added an addition by Andy Anderson. Ira Short bought in the first carload of Fords which was sold by Fat Short, Johnny Short and Beckstead. The first Model ‘T’ was bought by Don Gerow and named the ‘Mayflower.’

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Sid Goodwin who edited and printed the first newspaper, The Observer, was famed as a horticulturist and had a beautiful garden at his summer home near Imeasons Beach. The “Bun” Smith Store was occupied by the Lowe and Brown Hardware Store, managed by Jack Brown. Jack, among his many other activities, has developed the Burns Lake Hardware and Garage. George McKenzie built the first store in the town-site on the lot where the old Burns Lake Drugs stood. The upper floor was used as a dance hall and the nights when the crowd became boisterous and the dancers were stamping out the Red River Jig or the Kalispel Hop, Gordy Wilson organized a crew to brace the walls and ceiling to prevent them from collapsing. Burns Lake has really grown from the days of horse and buggy. There are stores of every kind to serve the community and many say that Burns Lake is ‘The Village of Churches.’ There are three doctors and a dentist besides a fine hospital. There are many different active clubs for the people to join. In closing, I would like to state that it has been very gratifying to me to see Burns

Lake that I first saw at the turn of the century, develop into the splendid little town it is today. Chief Tibbetts: Chief Tibbetts, of the Burns Lake Band was a good man, and well-liked by those who knew him over the years. He died at the age of 84. He used to slip up to Jack Brown’s house at night carrying an old storm lantern, to leave some meat outside in the safe. Next day he would mention his gift to Jack. In the fall, he and his wife would go up Priestly Hill, which is about 16 miles from Burns Lake, with his old horse and buggy. A fourgallon gas tin of huckleberries they had picked would cost $4, and be perfect for

pies or canning. Edward Alfred Aslin: Mr. Aslin, known as Fred Aslin, was born in Clay County, Kansas. Following the Grand Truck Pacific Railroad, he built a store at Fraser Lake, then came to Burns Lake in 1919. He built a store on the site of the Hub Store. This was destroyed by the big fire in 1926, and he refused to build any more stores, although he carried on a trading post on the Tetachuck River in the Tweedsmuir Park area. He past away on or about the 28

of December at the age of 84 years. Casimere Williams: Mrs. Williams lives on the Burns Lake Reserve. Chief Tibbetts ruled for many years and now his son Frank Tibbetts is the chief. At Sheraton, a lot of trapping was done and many furs were collected. Mr. William belongs to the Babine Tribe. At Babine there was an abundance of different fish; char, trout, white fish and from July to October the sockeye. The other end of Babine was also settled. Many would

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Centre Street - 1938. The brown building at far left is where A&W is now.


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“It has been very gratifying to me to see Burns Lake develop into the splendid little town it is today.” travel on ice with horse and sleigh to Babine Lake. Mr Williams thinks Babine was named by a French Catholic priest. The First Nations had a name for Burns Lake which meant “Mountain Creek.” Fred Stearns: In August 1918, Fred Stearns, who was one of the first pioneers, came to Burns Lake. He worked with the C.N.R. laying in ties for 12 cents each. Gas lamps and coal stoves were used on the trains. There weren’t very many roads when he first came. There was a short road out of Two Mile Creek. The highway was beginning to be built in 1925. It was built by horses and horse scrapers, hand and pick and shovel. The first stretch got as far as Richmond Hill and then in 1926 it moved out as far as Sheraton then

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Andy Ruddy - Ready Motors downtown - brought in pole for power across tracks 1930s. continued to Priestly. The population when Mr. Stearns first came was around 240 people. There were seven children going to a oneroomed school. In 1921, the high school was built onto the other which was left as the Elementary school. It old position was just on this side of the elementary school today. The first general stores in Burns Lake were owned by George Mackenzie and Bob Gerow. Most of the buildings were made of log. There was very little lumber. Jim Wood’s building was one of the original cabins in Burns Lake. The first hotel was run by a Mr. Same

Helper and a Mr. Yaud. There was a building across from Centre Street from the United Church, which was built in 1919. It still stands. In 1919-1920, the Royal Bank started at one end of this building. Mr. Jim McKenna had a 14 room boarding house straight across from where Shelford’s store is now. This Mr. McKenna was the first postmaster in Burns Lake. Then his son, Bill, took over. The nearest police was a Mr. Aldmere at Telkwa. He used to come down once in a while for cases. There was no local government. The Continued on page A6

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Outdoor Skating Rink early 1960s where the curling rink sits today. L-R: Tom Radley, Art Ager, and Leonard Radley.

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Some of the first settlers to the area From page A5 very first car in Burns Lake at that time was owned by Mr. Bob Gerow. The next one by Mr. Bruce Kerr. One of the first radios ever to come to Burns Lake was owned by Andy Reddy, although the sound wasn’t very clear. Mr. G. Saul: Mr. Saul first came to Burns Lake in June 1919. He travelled by boat from Victoria to Prince Rupert then by rail from Prince Rupert to Burns Lake. In Burns Lake there was one general store then owned by George McKenzie. The first policeman to come was Constable Perry Carr in 1920. The first law and order building was on the corner of six avenue. The roads in 1919 were not too good. The building of Highway 16 began that year. Before that the only kind of road or trail was the Government Trail, made by pack trains and horses. The first bank was built in 1920. It was managed by Mr. Niles Henderson. Jack Shofelwood and Gertie Owen (new Mrs. Ray Stanyer) worked in it. A few years later the people started to do more farming. Up to this time trapping had been the main occupation. George McKenzie had a dance hall above his store. When the dancing began,

they had a great time and what he recalled that was quite funny, was that you could hear the pots and pans banging against the walls from the vibrations of the dace. Mr. Saul was appointed J.P. in 1949, and then appointed Magistrate in 1951. Dick Carroll: Mr. Carroll arrived at Burns Lake in 1909. He staked a piece of land adjacent to the Indian reserve as that as the first talking and had the prior right when the survey was made. Not knowing where his property would be located after the survey he built a cabin almost half a mile east on there property. The day he landed in Burns Lake there was another man here, Malcolm McKinley, who acted telegraph operator on the Yukon telegraph line. Mr. George Wallace who came from South Africa built a house in 1910. Boer Mountain was named after Mr. Wallace because of his nickname, “The Boer.” William McKenna: In August of 1911 Mr. Bill McKenna came to Burns Lake with his parents. They started out form Kelowna and travelled with wagons as far as Fort Fraser. The rest of the way to Burns Lake, they rode horses and carried their belongings by pack horses. When the McKenna’s arrived in

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Gordon Woods Drug Store (left of where The Comfort Zone is now).

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The New Omineca Cafe - where Dragon Place and Remax is now. Back row L-R: Jim Locke, Helen Nelson, Anita Gerow, Susy Aslin, Gin Saul. Middle Luck Quey, Bob Saul. Front: Don Saul the area, there was nothing here except for the Burns Lake cabin which was situated where Bill Richmond lives. There were only two men living here, working for the government telegraph. The First Nations were the earliest settlers and they lived in houses with little or no furniture at all. They slept on floors and squatted on the floor when they are their meals. These First Nations, were the “Carrier Indians.” There were no doctors in Burns Lake at that time. A person who needed a doctor would have to go to Hazelton, where Dr. Wrsinch practiced. Mrs. Saunders: Mrs. Saunders came to Burns Lake in 1913 by boat from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, then by train to Hazelton. After she came to Ootsa Lake by mule and horse where she made her home. The country was forest and roads were rough. Homes were made of logs (hand cut) with dirt roofs. Having no police force the law was made by voice of people. Mr. Minger: Mr. Minger came by railroad to Burns Lake in the year 1914. The population then was around 160 at the most. There was one policeman (Provincial) who travelled between the settlements.

There was a doctor and a hospital at Southbank. The only road was the one out to Francois Lake. There was also a railroad and tote road. Main occupations were hacking ties, home steading, section work on the railroad and trapping. Road construction started in 191718. Mr. Minger had to walk 16 miles each way for food. Water was hauled for you at 50 cents a barrel. There wasn’t any electricity until 1930s when Jonas Glands

started his own plant. Mrs. Jenzen: In 1914 Mrs. Jenzen came by boat to Prince Rupert. From there she travelled by train. She settled by Tchesinkut Lake, and as they couldn’t farm they lived by fishing. There was too much timber so farming was impossible. In 1920, Mrs. Jenzen moved to Burns Lake. There wasn’t any police force but there was a store and hotel on the island named Gerow & Radelow.

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The Burns Lake school built in the 1930s, shown during the flood on June 27, 1962. Burns Lake received 5 1/2 inches of rain in 35 hours. The College of New Caledonia is there now. McKinsey had a store and I (Barney Mulvaney) had a lot of tents in Burns. Bob Gerow had the first car. Mrs. D. Gerow: Mrs. Gerow came to Burns Lake in 1916, by the Grand Truck Paficic Railraod. There were no buildings where Burns Lake is now, but on the island there were tents and some stores. She remembers the first people she knew were the McKenna’s family and Bob Gerow. There was a Catholic Church here then and the first store was Bob Gerow’s. Later on George MacKenzie built one. There was one policeman although no permanent. There were no roads east or west. One could go as far as John Shelford’s store and there wasn’t a road out to Francois Lake. The first school was built in 1917. Mrs. Lytton: In 1917, Mrs. Lytton came to the country of which is now called Burns Lake. She and her parents moved south to Francois Lake. They lived in a log cabin which had been built in 1910. In 1928 they moved to Burns Lake from south of Francois Lake. Jean Lytton, who is now Mrs. Bill McKenna, was the first girl to re-

ceive her Grade 12. Mrs. Lytton was the secretary of the first school which was at Wistaria. Mrs. Moore: From my interview with Mrs. Moore, I learned that her and her four sons came to B.C. in 1921 from Alberta. She was met at Endako by Fay Short, taxi driver. Mr. Moore drove their car as far as Fort Fraser and after selling it, caught a train from here. The Moore family made their first home at Tchesinkut Lake, Mr. Kaler: In 1921 Mr. Kaler came to Burns Lake by foot. He owned the first sawmill in 1938, which was at Babine. He also shipped the first carload of lumber in 1942. Farming and ties were the main occupations. A few of the buildings of Burns Lake then was a store owned by Fred Aslin, a hotel owned by Andy Reddy, and later by Barney Mulvaney; a bank built in 1923, a post office and the police man was Percy Carr. Newspaper, the Observer, was fun by Sid Gartne. Fred Beach: In the spring of 1919 Fred Beach arrived in Burns Lake. Mr. Beach owned the garage which was later owned by Mr. Radley. This was in the early 40s. This garage was then a

building for trucks but later turned into a business. Mr. Beach recalls Carl Orsberg and Fred Hopess as the first men building on the garage. The first garage was owned by A.M. Ruddy and Andy Anderson. This garage was located where the Tweedsmuir Hotel is now and after it was burned down, it was relocated where Percy’s Pool Room is now. Mr. Beach recalls the first Model ‘T’ truck sent to Francois Lake in the early 1920s. Mr. and Mrs. Mann: In 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Mann came to Burns Lake with horse and buggy from Rose Lake. There were few small stores which later burned down and a police station where the forestry building is now. The constables were: Ferrburn, Selk and Percy Carr. Bill Clark was famous for walking the tracks. Often Mr. and Mrs. Mann would visit the Clarke’s by walking the tracks. Mr. Mann was the section foreman down at Rose Lake. Mathew F. Nourse: Mr. Nourse was born April 29, 1878 in Wisconsin. In search of more comfortable summer climate Mat Nourse toured northern B.C. Continued on page A8

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The Burns Lake Community Hall 1944 Pioneer reunion. The hall sat where Rexall is now and burned down 1954.

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The country which is now called Burns Lake

From page A7 walking from McBride to Terrace following the right of way fro the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway then under construction. Mr. Nourse located property on north shore of Francois Lake. He returned to Burns Lake in 1914, his wife and child were to follow. A few months later Mr. Nourse and family lived in a tent. Until their log house was built at Francois Lake, they moved into their new home on Christmas Day 1914. The Nourse family moved into Burns Lake in 1921, working general agent, including real estate and insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Nourse were instrumental in getting the hospital established in Burns Lake, when it was moved from Southbank. Mr. Nourse served on the hospital board and on the Board of Trade. Walter Wilson: In 1931 Walter came to Burns Lake working for the forestry. He devoted a lot of his time to a Young Ranger Band Group. The young people started their group at Palling by the lake Bill Saunders. They cleared what is sometimes

claimed hardships did not exist and were just a part of life. He walked 1100 miles fetching supplies during his first year in this country. He did not see a woman for the first two years he was here. The first hospital in Burns Lake and District was at John Keefe’s ranch at Southbank in 1919. Rev. Dr. James Wallace was the first doctor to stay awhile. Before doctors from Hazelton and Fraser served the area by travelling by dog team in winter and horse in summer. In 1920 the first permanent doctor arrived, Dr. A. Groy. He had to wait at Francois Lake till the ice went out to cross the ferry, which he did on May 20, 1920. He was in time to deliver Mrs. Keefe’s first baby, Marion, now Mrs. Bill Mammery of Prince George. In June 1920 the hospital moved to Prosser Point now known as Hosptial Point in Southbank. Recently the southside Kinsmen turned the pint into a park. The first baby born at Prosser Point was Hector Gerow, son of Mr. D. Gerow on June 20, 1920.

Original Hospital on Centre Street 1954/55.

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Central BC airways Junkers 34 CF.ATF at the Burns Lake Dock in the 1950s where Spirit Square is now. Four of these planes flew out of Burns Lake on the Alcan project. The plane belonged to Russ Baker and is now the last one in the world and on display at the Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Percy Carr - First police car 1927/28. referred to as Dead Man’s Island. With volunteered help the log cabin on the island was built. When Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General and his wife visited this area, he was invited at ceremony on the island and the island is now a recognized park in B.C. now. Mr. Wilson was also very active in fighting for the removal of the trees for the flooding of Ootsa Lake. Vern Taylor: Vern arrived with his parents in 1919 and settled in Uncha Valley. Later on he operated a freighting line from Francois Lake to Burns Lake. He also built and operated the Francois Lake store which he later sold to Mr. and Mrs. H. Neave. In Burns Lake he purchased the former Eby’s Store, which he sold to Mrs. Charles Beck. He also built a feed store on Francois Lake Drive where he was very active in starting up the Burns Lake Co-operative Association. Mr. Arthur Shelford

In 1922 a women doctor, Dr. Mosyl Williams, arrive. Later in 1924 the hospital with Miss. A. Moore as superintendent, moved to Burns Lake and was established in a log house at the corner of 3 and Centre. This is the present Westergarde home. This hospital served for seven years. Mrs. J. Cowans acted as assistant and Mrs. Granny Wilson acted in the cooking and equipment. She also did the laundry and took care of general patient care. For an operating table the dinning room table with an extra sleeve served. The first baby born here was to Eric Ericksons of Danskin on Oct. 15, 1924. In 1931 a new hospital was built and served until our hospital which was opened in August of 1960. The hospital is very modern and is equipped with an operating table. The time of lamps and dining room tables has fast faded.

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Pinnacle Pellet major Burns Lake investment

Happy Birthday Burns Lake

Lakes District Maintenance projects go local

Then and today - 90 years later Hwy. 16 looks a little different. Village of Burns Lake celebrates their 90 birthday with a fun dine and dance this weekend at the Tweedsmuir WALTER STRONG PHOTO Rod and Gun hall.

A new fleet of completely modern sanding trucks will be keeping your highways safe this winter.

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Burns Lake top three in national bucket list

Proven emissions control equipment to be installed in local pellet plant

Burns Lake mountain biking is good, we all know that. But one of the top three things to do in Canada?

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Pinnacle Pellet will cut their losses in Burns Lake and jettison an emissions control technology that has consistently failed to meet their expectations. The wet scrubber emissions system installed at the Burns Lake pellet plant has not been able to provide the consistent air quality control, as measured by quarterly tests, Pinnacle hoped for. The scrubber works to clean emissions produced through the fibre drying process. The initial system, according to Pinnacle Pellet President and Chief Operating Officer, Leroy Reitsma, was a $4.5 million investment. The company has since spent close to another $2 million in Burns Lake to overcome technical and operational difficulties with the wet scrubber emissions cleaning system. The Burns Lake pellet plant has consistently failed to meet quarterly ministry of environment (MOE) stack emissions tests. The MOE has reported Pinnacle to be cooperative in implementing upgrades to bring stack emissions to within provincially mandated ...see PINNACLE

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Community forest expansion A small community forest on the shores of Babine Lake was recently expanded by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) to include another 2300 hectares of land.

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The Adult Education Centre is back on the Southside!

You can work towards your grade 12 and Learners Licence! October 29th to December 19th, Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Grassy Plains School

Register today!

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Inside the new Lakes District Maintenance (LDM) shop on the west side of Burns Lake, Ray Maher, LDM quality manager, Carey Derksen, LDM regional operations manager, and Jim Gourley, LDM project and building manager, stand below a $50,000, 4.5 tonne overhead crane. The building is part of LDM’s commitment to making Burns Lake the hub of their provincial operations.

A new fleet of completely modern sanding trucks will be keeping your highways safe this winter. Ray Maher, Lakes District Maintenance (LDM) quality and systems manager, is enthusiastic about the five new Cubex sanding trucks LDM has purchased for this year’s highway operations. “These trucks are GPS-capable and can sand up to five lanes at a time if they have to,” Maher said. “They can also spread liquid calcium chloride with the sand. The calcium chloride helps adhere the sanding mix to the road.” Lakes District Maintenance has operations stretching from the Robson Valley through to Dease Lake. Lakes District Maintenance has a presence in 12 communities, but the Burns Lake operation centre is where LDM calls home. Last summer, LDM invested close to $1.8 million into a new maintenance yard on the west end of town. The construction included a massive 10,000 square foot building that houses a large double-bay garage (or quad-bay garage depending on the size of vehicles it’s housing) equipped with a 4.5 tonne overhead crane. The other side of the shop is a wash bay. Beneath the building is a 65,000 gallon water holding tank and a dedicated fire hydrant for Burns Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue to hook up to in the case of a fire emergency. The two Quonsets beside the shop not only protect sand and salt from the elements; they help prevent leaching of salt in to the ground. The open house and community barbecue LDM held last August only capped off the commitment LDM has to the local community, whereever it operates. “Lakes District Maintenance is and has always been a community-minded corporation,” said Wendy Benyk,

LDM chief executive officer. “LDM is owned and managed by local residents. We all live and work in Burns Lake and have always been a strong community supporter in all of our service areas.” These aren’t just words. When LDM sought quotes for their project, the lowest bid, whether for service or material, wasn’t their guiding principle. “[We] didn’t choose the lowest bid that was submitted when looking for quotes for the project,” Benyk explained. “Non-local contractors had submitted lower bids, however, as we strive to hire locally, we chose a local contractor to complete the project for us.” This wasn’t blind preference for local contractors though. The logic behind the preference includes LDM’s previous experience with local contractors and suppliers. Past experience of a job well done meant that LDM had the confidence to build a preference into the bidding process for local tradespeople. In other words, the bottom line isn’t always the bottom line. “When hiring contractors, we give a dollar tolerance or preference amount for local contractors, plus we look at quality of work and previous experience,” Benyk said. The Burns Lake maintenance yard project was overseen by Country Homes as the prime contractor. Plumbing, electrical, painting, excavation and concrete pouring and forming were all contracted locally. Big Dog Construction handled the construction and erection of the curved steel quonsets. Lumber for the projects was sourced locally as well. Another major project in town has been providing work for local contractors as well. Major renovations at the BC Hydro facility in Burns Lake off Richmond Loop behind the baseball diamond have quietly been underway since last April. The three million dollar project involved digging a halfkilometre trench to lay pipe and hook the facility up to village water lines, the installation of a modern fire suppression system, the construction of a new out-building vehicle ...see LOCAL t P8

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Carbon offset could benefit Burns Lake

A credible carbon offset program? Walter Strong

A carbon offset program that can put cash back into the pockets of participants has been developed in Prince George. The Carbon Offset Aggregation co-operative (COAC) was in Burns Lake on Sept. 8, 2013 to present the Village of Burns Lake (VBL) with an outline of how their co-op approach to collecting and selling carbon offsets could directly benefit not only the municipality, but private heavy truck and equipment operators in the area. The COAC provides a return on investment to its members by collecting, or aggregating, carbon credits and selling them on the carbon credit market. Cash earned from those sales is then dispersed to members through a dividend cheque. The co-op, for a fee, will equip heavy trucks or forestry equipment with satellite devices that transmit use data back to the COAC for analysis. Based on the data they receive, the co-op is able to recommend fuel cost reduction strategies to a member. “It’s a complete energy reduction program for any fossil fuel burning piece of equipment,” COAC representative Scott Everall said. “We have the only approved methodology in the world to capture carbon credits from fossil fuel burning equipment.” The program has provincial approval for its carbon credit monitoring and collection. These fuel reductions strategies immediately result in cost savings for the client, and the emissions prevented through a verifiable reduction in fuel consumption, can be quantified and sold as carbon credits. “Participants would likely see a return on investment within six months to a year,” said Everall. “We tell companies that they can save eight to 10 per cent of their fuel costs, just based on idling and speeding alone.” The entire forklift fleet at L&M Lumber in Vanderhoof is participating in the program.

The program is primarily geared towards heavy truck and equipment operators, those who can identify fuel as one of their top costs after labour. “With everyone we’ve worked with so far, there’s been room for improvement, whether it’s a small fleet with one or two trucks, right up to fleets of a hundred trucks,” Everall said. The non-profit co-op also runs a reforestation project - the Forestry Carbon Project - through a 100 year agreement with the province to manage carbon offsets in the province’s forests. Focussing on those ‘free to grow’ plantations that remain problematic - those plantations no longer under the responsibility of a forestry contractor but which may not be providing a healthy return on the land base - the co-op will plant trees on behalf of carbon offset buyers. Purchasing carbon offsets to make up for a municipality’s emissions footprint is an annual option for municipalities across the province. As reported in Lakes District News, April 3, 2013 issue, the Village of Burns Lake made the decision last year to not purchase carbon credits through a carbon offset fund. The fund recommended by the province for municipal purchase was the Pacific Carbon Trust, which subsequently came under pointed criticism from then B.C. Auditor General John Doyle regarding its credibility. Village councillors elected to keep $9600 worth of carbon offset dollars in-house, earmarked for later use in carbon footprint reduction projects. The carbon offset dollars the village is mandated to collect are put into a reserve fund. In the case of the village’s $9600 last year, if placed with the COAC under their Forestry Carbon Project, it would have purchased two hectares worth of reforestation in the Lakes District. The plantations then become long-term additions to the villages carbon offset program, and could, given enough replantation over time, even make the village carbon negative. Sheryl Worthing, VBL chief administrative officer, reports that Burns Lake will take advantage of the free assessment offered by COAC regarding the VBL fleet of service vehicles. Village staff will also be investigating the potential of the forestry carbon program, and will report their findings to council at a latter date.

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The dates and locations of the Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of October & November 2013 are as follows: October 21, 2013 School Board Office, Vanderhoof, BC November 18, 2013 School Board Office,Vanderhoof, BC

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‘Social justice’ as student indoctrination

The recent visit of Leroy Reitsma, president of Pinnacle Pellet and the company’s Vice President of Operations, Scott Bax, to Village of Burns Lake village council should go a long way toward reassuring locals the company puts concerns of area residents before absolute profit. The saga of failed emissions testing at the plant is well-known to readers of Lakes District News, although some would have had us push harder on the issue. We’ve followed quarterly testing results offered by the ministry, and have at times wondered what the final resolution of these repeated failed tests could possibly be. Burns Lake and area residents have often called in or written to express the same concern. Air quality is one of the biggest living issues many face, especially those with compromised respiratory systems. Some suggested that we were easy on Pinnacle because of the industry, jobs and tax base they provided the region. Reporting on the problems surrounding emissions controls is not as straight forward as it might seem. Conversations with scientists at the Ministry of Environment (MOE) can be difficult because the knowledge they assume a reporter might have is actually a far cry from the knowledge the reporter actually has. I found with the ministry, the best thing to do was to double-check every assumption I was making about what their quarterly statistics meant, and when I did that, the picture surrounding the repeated failed stack-emission tests became more nuanced and certainly less black-and-white. But Pinnacle was failing tests, no matter what nuance one gave to those failures, and it had to stop at some point or the whole exercise would become meaningless. The question nobody wanted to ask was, what if the stacks can’t be brought within provincial regulations? Would the plant have to close, or what is more likely, would area residents have to learn to deal with a poorer air quality (much like residents of Kitimat have to resign themselves to sulphur dioxide emissions from aluminum smelter operations). If you want industry, you have to accept the grit that comes with it, is the approach to which most industry towns reconcile themselves. Pinnacle didn’t take that approach, and they could have. If push came to shove, I believe the MOE would have modified emissions requirements if the plant’s technology couldn’t produce the results they hoped for, even if only because the initial parameters allowed for flexibility within a safe range. Instead, Pinnacle decided to eat close to $6.5 million already invested into the uncooperative existing scrubber technology and invest another five million dollars in a proven technology. Another interesting development, although it’s happening far away, is the near completion of Pinnacle’s new storage and shipping terminal in Prince Rupert. The project helps to ensure the long-term viability of the Burns Lake plant, Pinnacle’s largest producer. Pinnacle’s new investment in Burns Lake and in the Prince Rupert terminal project is good for Burns Lake on two fronts. It gives Lakes District residents the confidence that Pinnacle is good corporate neighbour, and that they have a long-term plan for the Burns Lake pellet plant.

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As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social change”? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed anti-bullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with predictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures. One article describes a social justice club for Grade 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic plan to address child poverty.” Leaving aside whether 80 years old can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team. Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These one-sided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel <I>1984</I>, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Signs have gone up on Nadleh Whut’en First Nation traditional territory cautioning Enbridge Northern Gateway and their contractors that they are not welcome on their territories for any kind of work, including investigative or survey work. This sign is located on the Stellat’en Reserve near Fraser Lake. Walter Strong photo

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ing sure that the economic viability of Burns Lake could be sustained over the long haul.” Four storage silos, each with the capacity to hold approximately 125 rail cars of product, will allow Pinnacle to store up to 50,000 tonnes of pellets at a time. “That creates the avenue for us to be able to ship larger vessels to Europe which further offsets our carbon equation,” Reitsma explained. “The larger vessels burn less fuel per tonne that they carry, and that’s an important aspect of the long-term sustainability of our business.” Despite difficulties Pinnacle has faced with the introduction of the wet scrubber technology in Burns Lake, overall Pinnacle operations have meant the closure of 12 beehive burners in B.C., Bax told village council. “Pinnacle has been passionate about its commitment to the environment,” Bax said. “Instead of burning fibre and releasing the emissions into the environment, we’re now using the fibre to offset the use of coal in industrial settings.” “About 40 per cent of wood consumed in Burns Lake comes from sources previously burned in the forest, the other 60 per cent comes from sawmill residuals,” Bax added. “It’s phenomenal to take something that was considered for decades and generations to be waste, and now make it something that creates value in our communities.”

targets, but repeated quarterly results have shown those attempts to be consistently frustrated. On Sept. 9, 2013, Leroy Reitsma and new Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott Bax, attended the regularly scheduled meeting of Village of Burns Lake (VBL) council to announce that Pinnacle would be replacing the existing scrubber technology with a proven technology used in their Meadowbrook facility, approximately 70 kms south of Prince George. The $5 million scrubber replacement project will begin this year and the new emissions control system is anticipated to be operational before the end of the second quarter of 2014. “It’s part of our commitment to this community… to make the additional investment to make sure that we’ll meet all the targets we need to meet,” Reitsma said. The Meadowbrook facility, which became operational in 2008 has used a wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) since 2011 for its emissions control. It operates by introducing a magnetic charge to emission particles which then adhere to pipe walls within the large scrubber unit. Those pipe walls are washed with fluids which carry the particles down and out into a waste collection bin. The system in place now in Burns Lake is a wet scrubber which creates a mist intended to trap emission particles in water droplets, before they are released into the atmosphere. The wet scrubber system in Burns Lake has not lived up to expectations. The WESP system installed in Meadowbrook has allowed Pinnacle to meet its provincially mandated emissions targets. According to Reitsma, the Meadowbrook facility has been subject to the same testing as the Burns Lake plant, and has - after an initial learning curve - been able to consistently pass environmental tests. All non-profit groups in the Burns Lake The pellet plant in Burns Lake is the largest proarea are invited to send a “young” ducer of Pinnacle’s six plant locations in B.C., caparepresentative to a 6 week training ble of producing 400,000 metric tonnes of product annually (mt/a). Other Pinnacle pellet plants nearcourse on Basic Food Preparation for est to capacity to Burns Lake are Meadowbrook, Catering. Food Safe will also be offered Houston and Williams Lake, which all operate in to those who are not presently qualified. the 220,000 mt/a range. Class size is limited, so register early. Critical to the economic viability of the plant are related economies of scale in transportation and Classes will be held at shipping. Pinnacle Pellet has been building an new Island Gospel Fellowship shipping facility in Prince Rupert and it should be every Thursday evening ready to start operation at the end of the month. beginning November 7th, 2013. “The Westview Terminal project in Prince Rupert has been a big focus for our company over the last Questions and to register three or four years,” Reitsma said. “Gaining port accall Marian at 698-7356. cess through the northern corridor was key to mak-

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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:

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

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October 24, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Heritage Centre 540 Highway 16 West Burns 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 (coastalgaslink@transcanada.com) 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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Thank God for our many blessings we enjoy

Last Tuesday evening the Lakes District Arts Council really came up with a wonderful evening entertainments with guitar music out of this world. The Montreal Trio, what an evening it turned out to be. For want of a better word spellbinding. Although the evenings entertainment is long over folks are still talking about it. A of number residents from the Tweedsmuir House attended and were so impressed. I was unable to go but I heard such good reports. Through the grapevine I have heard there is some top of the line entertainment in store for the sea-

son. We are so fortunate to look forward to. Music is universal, just good for everyone, the more the better. Hats off to our Lakes District Arts Council for keeping it alive, we are so fortunate. Cold weather Fall is sneaking up on us, too soon for my liking. Last Tuesday we got our first heavy frost, I heard minus six. I have had my good old friends on the prairie and they have had their first heavy frost so be prepared winter is coming. Gardens are up, haying is done, wood pile is big and ready and storm windows already on. Vehicles all ready, just lots to do before winter. I really miss getting ready, lots to do but it has always been something to look forward to. Watching the world news things just don’t look too good… even our good neighbour to the south of us seems to be having some financial problems. The Great De-

pression that I remember so well keeps coming up in my memory. I sure hope we don’t have another one. As we had about a mile of C.P.R. railway bordering our place on the prairie and we would see men and boys as they used to call it riding the rails. We were about a half a mile from the crossing and it was where lots of these guys would walk down to our place for something to eat and ask if they could sleep in our hayloft. Mother would make them something to eat and they would catch the next freight. This was not a good experience but it was the way it was. This hit home as we had a great friend of ours thrown from a box car in Jasper. He used to ride to work in the woods of B.C. Before he left that fall he left Mother his Washburn guitar and I still have it. I heard it’s very valuable. It was made in 1930. Fin came from Denmark and could not speak eng-

lish so Mother taught him to speak english, Fin taught Mother the guitar, a good trade. Along with the depression we had ‘The Big Dry’ as they called it. Our land and many others just blew away. Our creek went dry, wells went dry, just a huge disaster. Saskatchewan seemed to get hit the worst. During the worst times food was shipped in by rail. There was a carload of apples from the Fraser Valley and folks would go to the siding and depending on the number in your family you got your ration. T he box car would stay a day or so and move onto the next town. Then a carload of cheese came in from Ontario, what a treat that was and the same thing depending on the number in your family, that’s what you got. The last carload of food was salted halibut, we called them snowshoes, they came loaded in like cord wood. Some were huge and covered in salt.

Mother was one person who was able to cook these fish and they were good. Anyone who had a car either put it up on blocks or took off the body and used the frame for what was called a ‘Bennet Buggy’, put a tongue on it and a set of single trees and neck yolk on and a team of horses and you were away. Dad found an old car and took off the body and made a Bennet Buggy and low and behold the wheels on our car matched up so that was a plus. We had a good team of horses so it was ok, a bit slower but got us to where we were to go and always got us home in good shape. The ones who really took a beating was the little general stores as they would give out credit and they just never got their money as there was none to get. Evesham where we went to school had three rooms but they closed the one room and went to two rooms. One of Dad’s friends had a

few head of cattle and he had no feed, they were starving and no money to ship them so he kept a couple of milk cows and destroyed the rest. We came through it and maybe made us better people. It brought us much closer to our neighbours. There were good times too when we would get together for musical evening, put on plays, card parties and sleigh rides with teams of horses and just plain visiting. Lots of sing songs as we used to call them. Through those hard times the church would be full every Sunday. There was a good choir which our family loved. What a fun evening it was, no booze as we had no money but nobody missed it anyway. We had more fun just being ourselves. As a rule there were three sleighs and if it was a nice night lots of guitars playing and singing. You could hear us coming for miles. I think the horses liked it too.

How well I remember those old days and I feel I am so fortunate to have been able to take part in those old days. When this news gets out Thanksgiving will be behind us but let’s not forget what it’s all about as we have so much to be thankful for in our country. It’s such an important time to just stop and thank God for our many blessings we enjoy and sometimes take for granted. A little story A chemistry teacher was teaching his Grade 5 the evils of liquor so he had glass of water and a glass of whisky and two worms. So he dropped a worm in each glass. The worm in the whiskey died and the one he dropped in the water was alive and happy. “Now what did you learn?” One kid jumped up and said “If you drink whiskey you won’t get worms.” Take care and always remember God loves you and so do I, for sure.


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Lana Thompson, Burns Lake CIBC branch manager and assistant manager Brenda Fritz hosted a recent BBQ in support of the Oct. 6, 2013 CIBC Run for the Cure in Prince George. The local team includes Thompson, Erin Schroeder, Katrina Plamondon, and Stacey Field.

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Recent fire consumes Burns Lake home while owners away

Logging Debris Burning As the snow approaches, we at Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. are preparing for our 2013 Logging Debris Burning Program. Logging debris is commonly left on harvesting blocks after processing due to rot, disease, or a failure to meet processing facilities specs. This debris is piled to allow us to burn it when it is safe to do so.

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The remains of the Lloyd Adams home near Burns Lake. The home was completely consumed in flames on Oct. 3, 2013. No one was injured in the fire and the house was insured.

Through the coming weeks we’ll be burning piles throughout the Community Forest, in order to prevent these piles from potentially becoming a fire hazard in the drier seasons. For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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Charlie received her name due to the little black mustache below her nose. Her eyes are striking and her gorgeous looks can only be topped by her loving personality. Charlie has been spayed and vaccinated. She is about 2 yrs. old. If you are interested, give us a call at 250-692-7476.

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Almost two million dollars worth of construction spending went to local contractors and suppliers in Burns Lake when Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. expanded their facilities on the west end of town. LOCAL from t P2 bay, the expansion of the building, a new roof and exterior cladding, and a complete gut and renovation of the inte-

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contractors for different aspects of the project, but that he’s noticed local contractors seem very busy with the other big projects in town. Burns Lake Country

Homes, The Concrete Man, and Grant Conlon Trucking have all been contracted for work related to the project. Dez Wilson’s Plumbing has been involved in the project from the start, along with Prince George outfit All Pro Plumbing and Heating. Most recently, the site first aid contract was awarded to local first aid service contractor, Eagle Eye First Aid. “Speciality materials had to be brought in, but everything else has been local,” Nezaticky added.

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THANK YOU The Rotary Club of Burns Lake would like to sincerely thank the Initial Attack (IA) crew of Burns Lake who has done a fantastic job of improving the conditions at the Rod Reid Nature Trail. Early in the summer they cut a huge 12’ swathe of brush back that overgrown large portions of the trail. The amount of labour involved in not only cutting but removing the debris must have seemed daunting. They also used whipper snippers to finely tune, not only the RRNT, but also the entire length of the Evaneshen Trail as well. They also removed several fallen trees from across the trail and improved the walking conditions on two very narrow passages.

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Their next feat was to place crushed gravel on virtually the entire length of the trail. LDM and the Rotary Club had shared the costs of the 30 truckloads of crush, and LDM generously donated their trucking costs to get the material to the site. This was no small task as they had to load a small dumping vehicle and then unload them and place it by shovel on the whole 2.1 km length of the trail. This job has taken place over several weeks and just today I was asked for yet another 2 or 3 loads of crush to complete the job! Nice picture of the trail Walter from Lakes District News took! It has been great to see, that when this crew isn’t doing what they do best, which is fighting forest fires, they are living and working in our community making it a better place to live.

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Burns Lake mountain biking is good, we all know that. But one of the top three things to do in Canada? That’s what Explore Magazine recently reported in their Fall 2013 issue list of the 25 essential outdoor adventures, the ‘All-Canadian Bucket List’. The magazine, which hit stands across Canada a couple of weeks ago, commissioned Canadian travel and adventure writer Robin Esrock to condense the findings of his forthcoming book, ‘The Great Canadian Bucket List’, into magazine format. “I look for the different and the unusual, the stuff you can’t do anywhere else,” Esrock said. “British Columbia is one of the best places in the world to mountain bike, and looking around BC, I was drawn to the characters, quality and passion of the biking community around Burns Lake.” Burns Lake has no shortage of passion or characters who carry that passion. The signature Burns Lake trail, When Pigs Fly, was named for initial resistance local promoters of the area’s potential received when Burns Lake mountain biking was little more than a vision for a handful of locals. Kevin Derksen, Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association president, remembers an incident when a naysayer suggested a bike park in Burns Lake would never happen. Derksen was in a Prince George bike shop getting some work done on his bike. “I was speaking with the bike mechanic about the plan for Gravity Logic of Whistler coming to build trails in Burns Lake,” Derksen recounted, “and one of ...see BUCKET LIST t P 11

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Message delivered, but what’s the point? Wayne Brown, proprietor of Process 4 Gallery in Burns Lake, has been greeted by two inexplicable messages taped to his front door on two separate mornings. Brown, who has leased the space in the building for more than 34 years, doesn’t understand what the author(s) could have been getting at with the messages. He noted that the food bank, which operates out of the rear basement of the building his shop is in, has run an advertisement of another location for the food bank operations and Brown wonders if that had anything to do with the messages. Brown doesn’t own the building, and he is concerned that someone may be confusing him with someone else. The notes have been reported to Burns Lake RCMP.

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A small community forest on the shores of Babine Lake was recently expanded by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) to include another 2300 hectares of land. The 36 per cent increase will benefit stakeholders in the Babine Lake Commu-

nity Forest: the Village of Granisle, and Lake Babine Nation Council and Hereditary Chiefs. The expansion of the forest came at the request of both the municipality of Granisle and Lake Babine Nation - equal partners on the community forest board of directors - to help ensure the long-term viability of the operation. According to the province, the increase in land base means the new annual allowable cut for the Babine Lake Community forest will be 10,088 cubic metres per year. It is a small tenure, but important to Lake Babine Nation. “Salvage operations on the community

forest began last February and will continue through this winter,” LBN Chief Wilf Adam said. “There will be ongoing employment and business opportunities for Lake Babine Nation. We continue in working with our neighbours to achieve a sustainable future for our citizens, and continue working with governments for any increase to allocations.” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad said, “This is a great step forward for the Babine Lake Community Forest Society and for the region. It will have an important impact on the local economy and on community's ability to manage its own forest resource."

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The society is currently seeking members of the Southside communities to join the society. There is no annual fee required to be a member. Those who live or work on the Southside are eligible for membership. There will be elections for three community-based Board Members.

ALSO: Meet and Greet Michael McMillan, Chief Operating Officer for Northern Health.

Michael is on site to chat with community members; so bring your questions. Lunch will be served following the AGM.

Date: Friday, October 18th, 2013

AGENDA: 11:00-12:00 AGM 12:00-1:30 Lunch and Meet & Mingle with Michael McMillan ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME! FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 250-694-3270

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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Channel all of your creative ideas into one big project, Pisces. Once you have taken that initiative, the project will take off.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, avoid making promises unless you intend to keep them. If you cannot commit your time or effort, then explain the situation rather than backing out later.

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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Others view you in an entirely different light than you view yourself, Taurus. Consider their perspectives and keep an open mind. It might just help you grow as a person. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Many ideas are running through your head, Gemini. But you have to stick with one idea and go with it. Though this may seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack, the focus will pay off.

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OUR TOWN Kidney Walk date has been changed. Nov. 10/13. Lake District Secondary School, Registration 10am and Kidney Walk 11am. More info: Deborah Tucker (604) 736-9775 x 230 or deboraht@kidney.bc.ca. Prenatal Classes Thurs. 6-8pm Burns Lake Health Unit - located in the hospital. (250) 692-2460 to register. Drivers Needed! The Lakes District Literacy Outreach Program is in need of volunteer W.O.W. Bus Drivers. No special license is required to drive the bus, other than a Class 5. Call Jennifer at (250) 695-6778. Kids Club. 5-12 yrs old. Island Gospel Fellowship, starts Oct. 15, 3:30-5pm, six week program. Afterschool snack, action packed songs, activities and Bible stories. Pastor Ed (250) 692-7551 or Marian (250) 698-7356 Story Time at the library. Register your pre-school child (250) 692-3192. Starting Oct. 17.

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Southside Health & Wellness Centre: October 2013. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Foot Care, by appt., Oct. 15, & 24. Andrea Thom on site 1-4pm Oct. 17. More info: (250) 694-3270. Parent-child Mother Goose. Children between 0-5 yrs. Circle time, snack time & free play 10am-11:30am Wed. & Fri. at Muriel Mould learning Centre. Indoor playspace for families & children 1-5 yrs. Contact Village of Burns Lake for start-up date: (250) 692-7587.

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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Burns Lake Community Church Lakes Learning Centre 10:30 am Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 724 Babine Lake Road

Strongstart. Preschool program for children and caregivers/parents. Crafts, circle time & snacks. Mon. - Fri. 9am-12pm. Muriel Mould Learning Centre.

Sunday Services: 10:30 am

Southside Strongstart outreach. Learning program for children and caregivers/parents. Tues. 10am-2pm, Wed. 12:15-3:15pm. Rita: (250) 694-3396.

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Jan. 15, 1943 - Oct. 2, 2013 Reg passed quietly from this life on October 2, 2013 after a long battle with COPD. In the last few months he spoke often of returning to Ontario to visit his family and friends, and also of wanting to go fishing and camping, two of his great passions. Besides these two passions, he also had Buddy (and should have called her Buddett) his faithful little dog. Reg was predeceased by a baby daughter, his brother John and sister Shirley. He leaves behind brother Earl (Kathleen); Brother Bud (Betty); two sons and a daughter, many nieces and nephews. From 1960 to 1966 Reg was enlisted in the Regular Forces and served with The Queen’s Own Rifles (C Company). During his enlistment he took interest in boxing and won all or most of his matches. It was also while he was serving in the Armed Forces that he discovered his love for cooking. Wherever Reg lived it seemed he would always leave behind a few lasting friendships and memories. His friends in Granisle will all miss his beautiful flowers, and lovely Christmas lights that he decorated his home with every Christmas.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking.

CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor thernyouthonline.ca (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or www.youthinbc.ca.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit www.arthritis.ca/bc

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

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Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has an opening for an RCA to join the Home Care Health team in Vanderhoof. This position is a casual position that is responsible for delivering personal care, respite care, and ancillary services as identified in client care plans. The successful candidate will be keen to provide care that maintains the dignity, comfort, safety and independent well-being of clients either in their homes or in resident care settings. QUALIFICATIONS • Resident Care Aide (RCA) Certificate • 2 to 3 years of experience is preferred • Food Safe Level 1 Certification • Basic First Aid Certificate • Foot Care Certificate is an asset • Valid Driver’s Licence KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS • Ability to monitor basic life signs (blood pressure and vital signs) • Working knowledge and awareness of palliative care requirements • Ability to plan and prepare contemporary and traditional meals • Knowledge or awareness of local First Nation language and culture • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Software This position requires flexible hours of work, as well as travel to remote communities and extensive contact with clients. Proof of certification, a valid Driver’s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant.

To learn more about CSFS and other employment opportunities, visit www.csfs.org. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Email: hr@csfs.org Fax: (250) 563-3376 Closing date: This position will be posted until filled. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

JOB POSTING PTP ASEP TRAINING SOCIETY (See Website for Background: www.ptpasep.ca)

IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (PRINCE GEORGE) Qualifications: • At least three (3) years Supervisory Experience. • A combination of experience and/or Post-Secondary Education in: Trades and Workplace Training, Continuing and Adult Education, Training and/or Employment Counselling, Counselling and Helping Professions. • Proven Administrative Skills to manage, assess and report demographic and financial information to support decisions related to client training and employment. • Working knowledge of standard computer programs and keyboarding skills. • BC Drivers Licence, insurable, reliable transportation and willingness to travel over a wide geographic area in all seasons. • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and motivate staff to meet specific performance objectives within specific deadlines and budgets. • Experience with First Nation communities, culture and protocols. JOB COACH (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) Qualifications: • At least three (5) years of experience working with First Nations at the Band and Community level. • A combination of experience and/or Post-Secondary Education in one or more of the following areas: Education, Trades and Workplace Training, Adult and Community Education, Training and Employment Counselling. • Demonstrated ability to manage case/workloads of up to 50 Clients. • Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet specific program/client objectives within specific timeframes. • Must have sound working knowledge of standard computer applications and keyboard skills. • Must have a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence, be insurable and willing to travel by road throughout a large geographic area in all seasons. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4:30 P.M. NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Reply by email to: info@ptpasep.ca Attention: PTP ASEP Training Society Hiring Committee. Please provide: • Covering Letter • Resume (3 pages max.) • Three references ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129, Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0 Phone: (250) 567-2284 Fax: (250) 567-4639

Aboriginal Education Worker Wanted School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) is accepting applications from those interested in employment as an Aboriginal Education Worker. SUMMARY • A pro-active member of school staff who provides general support in the school to Aboriginal students • Assists teachers with the academic, cultural, social and emotional support of Aboriginal students. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • functions as an advocate for the students and the school • acts as a positive Aboriginal role model for students and promotes pride in Aboriginal culture • acts as a resource for teachers on the integration of cultural content into the classroom • assists with the implementation and presentation of cultural programs • keeps regular records for the maintenance of Aboriginal programs and services as it relates to their duties • assists, primarily Aboriginal students in the classroom by working with groups or 1-on-1 • assists students to deal with social and emotional issues in a positive manner • reports incidents/accidents to proper authorities as required • maintains and shares, directly with the administration, issues of custody and/or access to students • assists students in discussing academic difficulties with their teachers • alerts the teacher in dealing with students who may have academic, social or discipline problems • functions as a member of the school-based team and participates in team meetings regarding progress and placement of students, where required • attends staff or other scheduled meetings as required • maintains confidentiality of sensitive information seen or heard QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE • completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate) • training of up to one year in studies related to working with Aboriginal families and children • BC Driver’s License - Class 5 with an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver’s abstract EXPERIENCE • six months of current relevant experience working with Aboriginal students • a detailed working knowledge of the local Carrier or Wet’suwet’en history, culture, traditions, and communities • WHMIS Certificate and familiarity with Work Safe BC (WCB) safety procedures SKILLS & ABILITIES • ability to use courtesy, tact and discretion to deal with or settle requests, complaints or clarification of information • ability to work independently and use judgement to determine which of many methods are applicable in any given situation • working knowledge of behaviour management techniques, conflict resolution and task analysis techniques • basic knowledge of computers and technology • physical capability to perform the job duties • must be familiar with the families and communities of surrounding reserves and families living off-reserve and be familiar with the local band offices(s) staff and organization • may be required to be fluent in an applicable aboriginal language PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WITH ABORIGINAL ANCESTRY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE CARRIER AND/OR WET’SUWET’EN NATIONS • must be familiar with the families and communities of surrounding reserves and families living off-reserve and be familiar with the local band offices(s) staff and organization

PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS RELATED TO SPECIFIC DUTIES OF THE POSITION TO: LYNN MAKSYMCHAK DISTRICT PRINCIPAL – HUMAN RESOURCES/ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) PO BOX 129, VANDERHOOF BC V0J 3A0

To apply: Please send a detailed resume to Lynn Maksymchak at lmaksymchak@sd91.bc.ca


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CUSTODIAL APPLICANTS WANTED School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) is accepting applications from those interested in employment as a casual custodian. This could eventually lead to a permanent custodial position with School District No.91 (Nechako Lakes). â&#x20AC;˘ Complete a School District No.91 (Nechako Lakes) application form. â&#x20AC;˘ Provide proof of Grade 12 completion (please submit a copy of transcript or graduation certificate with application form) â&#x20AC;˘ Successfully complete Custodial Training Course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provided by School District No. 91 â&#x20AC;˘ Hold a valid WHMIS certificate (can be taken after successful completion of Custodial Training Course) â&#x20AC;˘ Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English; verbally, and in writing, if requested Applicants who successfully complete the Custodial Training Course will be required to job shadow for a minimum of 8 hours. The 8 hours of job shadowing will be paid. Applicants who successfully complete the course and have a valid WHMIS certificate will have their names placed on the casual custodial database which is available on the website at http://www.sd91.bc.ca/ sd91/pdf_forms/cupe.doc or from the School District Administration Office in Vanderhoof or from any district school. School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129, Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0 Phone: (250) 567-2284 Fax: (250) 567-4639

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;stay at home Mom or Dadâ&#x20AC;? 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: â&#x20AC;˘ Completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate) â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Class II Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Air Endorsement â&#x20AC;˘ If you have a Class 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will assist in acquiring your Class 2 â&#x20AC;˘ Exemplary driving record as demonstrated by driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract â&#x20AC;˘ Clean Criminal Record Check â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent interpersonal skills with students in Grades K to 12 â&#x20AC;˘ Physical capability to perform the job duties ResumĂŠs must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at http://www.sd91.bc.ca/ or from the School District Administration Office in Vanderhoof â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 153 Connaught St. Please email resumes to: cupejobs@mail.sd91.bc.ca or mail them to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129, 153 E. Connaught St. Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax: (250) 567-4639

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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: selkin1@bcgroup.net

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Lake Babine Nation EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

TREATY MANAGER Reports to: TREATY CHIEF NEGOTIATOR The Treaty Manager contributes to the overall success of the organization by managing the Treaty program through effective information exchange, material collection and exchange, technical support to the Treaty Negotiators and prompt and effective communication about ongoing treaty issues to all interested parties, according to the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision, objectives, and strategic direction. The Treaty Manager manages the treaty budget and stays connected to community individuals to identify treaty issues and supports the treaty process. The Treaty Manager will work from the Woyenne Community and arrange to meet with Community members of Tachet, Ft. Babine, Pinkut Donalds Landing and Old Fort. Also, liaise and provide information and support to Executive Director, Treaty Negotiation team, and Chief & council. Qualifications â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum, Business Administration Diploma with 4 years Management experience or equivalencies will be considered. â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge & experience with Financial and Program management. Skills â&#x20AC;˘ Negotiating, Decision-making, Computer / Internet Use, Supervision. Business writing skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge and understanding of land claims and self-government an asset. BCTC Process. â&#x20AC;˘ Understanding of Babine Carrier Culture an asset. Provide cover letter and resume to: Beatrice MacDonald Human Resources Manager P.O. Box 879, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Email: beatrice.macdonald@lakebabine.com Fax: 250-692-4790 Deadline: October 21, 2013 ONLY THOSE SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.

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LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO

NECHAKO RESERVOIR UPDATE

LEGION BUSINESS

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

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Visit website www.waterofďŹ ce.ec.gc.ca for up to date real-time ďŹ&#x201A;ow information for the Nechako River. Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812

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Membership Benefits As a non-profit, membership supported, volunteer organization, the Legion enjoys an actively engaged strong membership. As a service to our members, we are proud to offer our BC Yukon Member benefits program. The following excellent businesses offer products and services to Legion members in good standing - often with discounts or extra benefits: Family Side, Accent Inns, TMG, Moores, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Tapestry, Phillips Lifeline, Canada Scooters, Square One Insurance, Enabled Financial Solutions Ltd., Connect Hearing, Safe Bathing, We Care Home Health Services. Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion also has a member benefits package available to members in good standing which includes: MBNA Mastercard, Premier Care in Bathing, PlanToday by Arbor Memorial, Ancestry, Dell Computers, Home Hardware, Connect Hearing, Travel Lodge and Medi Pac Travel Insurance.

Lake Babine Nation EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

4HERESMORE TOLOSE THANJUST

TREATY CHIEF NEGOTIATOR Reporting to: Lake Babine Nation Chief and Council Salary & Benefits Negotiable Duties: â&#x20AC;˘ Secures negotiation mandates. â&#x20AC;˘ Sets up and prepares tripartite workplan for main table negotiations. â&#x20AC;˘ Prepares background and summary documents. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to draft position / interest papers for the Nation in consultation with the Lake Babine Nation membership and for on-going negotiations. â&#x20AC;˘ Directs and participates in side table negotiations. â&#x20AC;˘ Supervises contractors hired to support treaty development and negotiations; manages the Research team and develops individualized research plan and activities for each researcher. â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible for the preparation of treaty negotiations budget and the strategic work plan for Treaty Negotiations. â&#x20AC;˘ Maintains appropriate liaison with government departments, ministries, agencies, UNBC and other interested groups and individuals regarding the advancement of the Lake Babine Treaty developments. â&#x20AC;˘ Develop a management integration plan with respect to services and programs in areas of governance and jurisdictional issues revolving around treaty developments. â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare and oversee funding proposals design to support the activities of the Treaty negotiations. â&#x20AC;˘ Prepares and implements a communications work plan. â&#x20AC;˘ Other Treaty Related Duties as directed by the Lake Babine Nation Chief and Council. Qualifications â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum, Business Administration Degree/Diploma and / or completion of First Nation Studies program relating to Financial, Social and Health of First Nations; Qualifications and experience equivalencies will be considered. â&#x20AC;˘ Skills: Complex Negotiations, Decision-making, Effective Communication, Computer / Internet Use â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge and understanding of land claims and self-government an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge of the BCTC and Process. Understanding of Babine Carrier Culture an asset. Provide cover letter & resume to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources Email: beatrice.macdonald@lakebabine.com Fax: 250-692-4790 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 21, 2013 ONLY THOSE SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF REGINALD CHARLES FORTIN, Deceased, formerly of Granisle BC

All parties having claims against the said Estate of Reginald Charles Fortin, formerly of Granisle, BC, are required to forward particulars of same to the undersigned Executor: Beverly Stone, PO Box 115, Granisle, BC on or before November 8, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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• Completely Redesigned Inside and Out to Improve Functionality and Driving Comfort • A New Family of EcoTec3® Engines Provide Increased Horsepower While Improving Fuel Efficiency

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• Multi-Flex™ Sliding and Reclining Rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom†* • Standard Rear Vision Camera

BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS. BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $38,195* (SLE-1 MODEL)

• More Maximum Cargo Space Than Any Competitor in its Class‡* • Standard Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist Sensors PAYMENT

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2 YEARS/40,000 KM COMPLIMENTARY OIL CHANGES ON ALL 2014 MODELS**

BCGMCDEALERS.CA

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

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. * Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30/I04/K05), 2014 Terrain FWD (3SA), 2014 Acadia FWD (3SA/K05). Freight ($1,600/$1,650), PPSA and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. † Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from October 1, 2013 through January 2, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment (inclusive of taxes and any applicable pro-rata amount normally due at lease delivery as defined on the lease agreement). After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †† 1.5%/0.9%/1.9% lease APR available for 36/48/48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 4X4 Crew Cab 1SA/2014 Terrain FWD 3SA and 2014 Acadia FWD 3SA, O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Truck Bucks offer only valid from October 1, 2013 to January 2, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit toward the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year GMC Sierra Light Duty, GMC Sierra Heavy Duty, Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Chevrolet Heavy Duty, or 2013 Model Year Chevrolet Avalanche. Only (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. $3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase and lease offers of 2014 Sierra Crew Cab, and is applicable to retail customers only. Other credits available on select Sierra models. †* Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ‡* Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Comparison based on 2013 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ** The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter LOF Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. x Offer only valid from October 1, 2013 to January 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Pontiac Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST/HST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.

B20 Lakes District News

Lakes DisTrict Secondary school sports highlights

(L) The Lakes District Lakers high school soccer team placed second in a recent tournament in Nakusp. (R) Lakes District Secondary School students at hockey school. Burns Lake RCMP detachment const. Don Gunn operated a radar gun generate stats to measure progress. The faster skater of the day Markus Michell, who clocked in at 32 km/hr, the fastest slapshot was Jarrett Stanyer’s 128 km/hr stunner and hardest wrist shot was Logan Gray at 105 Submitted photo/ Walter Strong photo km/hr.


Burns Lake Lakes District News, October 16, 2013