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u Revolution or revelation P. 4 u Letter from Canfor P. 5

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WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2013

NEWS BRIEFS Fort gets flu clinics ‘Tis the season for flu shots and Northern Health has just announced drop-in dates for flu clinics. There will be drop-in flu clinics at the Northern Interior Health Unit Nov. 5, 7. 8, 12, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Visit for more information or call 8-1-1 or 250996-7178. Every year, about 1,400 people in BC die from influenza and pneumonia (a serious complication of influenza). During the influenza season, residents who are at risk are advised to get their free vaccine. The influenza vaccine is provided free for many groups of people who are at higher risk of getting influenza and its complications. For a list of eligible groups, check with your local public health unit, family doctor or visit www. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available for highrisk individuals (seniors and those with chronic medical conditions) to protect influenza-related pneumonia.

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Camp life survey

Haunting All Hallow’s Eve

Three very ghoulish and ghostly girls were hosting and haunting one of the historic site buildings for the pumpkin walk. The spooky singers serenaded their visitors while handing out candy. More photos Page 12. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier

B.C. to consider booze in food stores Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government’s liquor policy review has heard a ‘loud and clear’ message that people want the convenience of buying alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, says the MLA in charge of the review. With a three-month consultation period ending Oct. 31, Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said Tuesday that about 80 per cent of respondents want the extra convenience that is routine in U.S. grocery stores. But Yap is proposing a less convenient model, a “store within a store” that would have separate space and staff for alcohol purchases. He said the number of outlets could be restricted to the current level, with some existing private or public liquor stores moved into grocery stores. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has announced a similar pilot project, with 10 “express” stores to offer limited selection inside or next to grocery stores. Nova Scotia also has government liquor stores located in gro-



cery stores. When the B.C. consultation began in September, Yap noted that beer, wine and spirits are already sold in rural grocery stores. He was critical of the U.S. model, saying it could lead to increased health and safety issues from increased consumption, as well as  law enforcement problems. B.C.’s medical health officers have called for a freeze or reduction to the number of private retailers, a $3 minimum price for bar drinks and higher prices for drinks with more alcohol content to deter over-consumption. The Alliance of Beverage Licencees, representing pubs, bars and private liquor stores in B.C., isn’t happy with the idea. ABLE BC executive director Ian Baillie said the province already has more than 1,400 government and private liquor stores. “The government also needs to consider what the impact of allowing large grocery chains to sell liquor will be on the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income that are provided by the current system,” Baillie said.

Fort St. James residents working at the Mt Milligan mine have the opportunity to participate in a nation-wide study on how camp life and long distance commuting impacts their health and well-being. A new online survey is asking long distance commuting and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in mining, and oil and gas across Canada about their experiences. The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and the Mining Industry Safety and Health Centre at The University of Queensland is conducting a study to investigate how FIFO work arrangements, long distance commuting, and camp life impact workers’ lives. Researchers are interested in workers’ opinions about the type of camp accommodation they are staying in, how satisfied they are with their job, and their sense of personal well-being. The survey is anonymous, and takes about twenty minutes to complete. This survey was piloted earlier this year in Australia. A key finding from that study was that FIFO workers need personal space and opportunities for private communication with family and friends in order to maximize their sense of well-being while at work. Private rooms and good internet connections were sought-after facilities at work camps. The Canadian study has a second Fort St. James connection. Dr Janis Shandro from UBC Mining is the lead on a local project that is tracking the impacts of the Mt Milligan operation on the health and social services, and overall community health and well-being in Fort St. James, Nak’azdli, and Tl’azt’en over the lifetime of the mine. Dr Shandro is an adjunct professor with the University of Queensland and has helped to develop the Canadian survey into the impacts of long-distance commuting. The local research project is planning to pull out results specific to our communities and follow up on the national survey with a more detailed one focusing on long distance commuting and impacts on families. These Canadian studies can be incorporated by extractive industry companies into their planning and social monitoring programs. The online survey is now active at https://www. You can see the Australian pilot study results at:

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Help to find your child - at the craft fair (and after)

Month-long Events Alcohol Awareness Month Council on Alcoholism the National video camera wasand Drug Dependence, Inc. 212-269-7797



ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 212-876-7700

This year's Fort St. James Food and Toy Drive is ramping back up and into action to help local families. Jasmine Kendall, the drive organizer of recent years, said this year the drive is looking for new or very gently used toys and gifts suitable for teens especially. Last year, 160 hampers went to families in need. The drive is always a community-wide effort with cash donations and volunteer help from across the community. Warm toques, gloves and mittens and baby blankets are also always hot items, said Kendall, as are smaller packages of staples like flour and sugar, instead of larger packages, which can't be divided up. DaffodilsHC0804.EPS The Fort St. James Secondary Student Council will also once again help this year to both sort donations and collect them through their annual Fill the Bus campaign on Dec. 11 and 12. Intake forms to nominate or request a hamper will be available at the Ministry of Children and Families, Government Agent and Nak'azdli Band office. People can nominate a family but the family must live in the Fort St. James and Nak'azdli area and must include an address and whether the hamper will be picked up or needs delivery. All intake forms must be in by Dec. 4 and delivery and pickup will take place on Dec. 19, starting no earlier than 10 a.m. at the Old Courthouse. Cheques for donations can be mailed to PO Box 777, Fort St. James V0J 1P0 or donors can call Louise Bette to arrange for a drop off at 996-5215. Those interested in volunteering can contact Judy Greenaway at 996-8484. MomGirlHuggingTreeC0804.EPS

If only handy. In what sounds like it may have Child You Abuse Prevention Month made for a viral Tube video, Child Abuse America RCMP said theyPrevent responded to a com312-663-3520 plaint of an unknown male in a an’s yard attempting to get her dog to BeaverOnGolfCourseC0804.EPS Jazz Appreciation Month bite him. Smithsonian National Museum of American History The male was said to be intoxi202-633-3129 cated and a stranger to the resident Hot Retail Co-op Categories whose backyard he was in on Grove Bicycles, Accessories and Supplies National Car Care Month Street. Lawn and Garden Car Care Council Ruth Lloyd photos as well as have DNA samples Motorcycles and Snowmobiles The male then was said to have Caledonia Courier 240-333-1088 available in the unfortunate event of a Outdoor Furnishings fallen onto the resident’s car and then missing child. Recreational Vehicles into her neighbour’s yard as he atOne table at this year’s Fort St. Parents who don’t have their chilNational Donate Life Month Manufacturer Co-op tempted to leave.U.S. Department of Health and HumanJames Services Craft Fair Nov. Hot 16 and 17 will dren at the craft fair with them will be Benjamin Moore Paints 202-619-0257 He also reportedly had scratches have some children making their mark, able to set up a time to conduct fingerCamp Healthcare on his hands and face and “squared but not with paints or crayons. Grasshopper Mowers printing of their children. off” in a boxer’sNational stance RCMP Lawnwhen Care Month Instead, parents will Rolex haveWatch the opporThe fingerprints and DNA samples Whirlpool Corporation Professional towards Landcare Network arrived and wasPLANET, combative tunity to learn how to make and keep as well as a current photo would then 800-395-2522 police. identity records for their children, in- be provided to the RCMP by the Police say they then subdued the cluding fingerprinting. AdBuilder Special Section Builder Themes ents if the child ever went missing. • Financial suspect and arrested forAwareness assaultNational him Parkinson Month RCMP will be at the largest craft fair RCMP said having an up to date • Planning a Garden National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. ing a peace officer and being intoxi- in northern B.C. in the • Fort Earth Day St. James photo helps quickly get the information cated in public. 800-327-4545 • Easter Secondary School helping parents out to the public and provides the best He was taken into custody and then properly fingerprint and keep current chance of finding the child quickly. Special Events Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month released when sober with no charges. NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship 4&6

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District of Fort St. James Calendar NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship National Stress Awareness Day National Volunteer Week Week of the Young Child Boston Marathon National Jelly Bean Day Take Our Daughters/Sons to Work Day

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May 2009 1April Fool’s DayPresents: 2 The Arts Council Bottoms Ducks M T W Unlimited T F S S M TFundraiser W T F S 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 Up Barely Burlseque Saturday Nov 2nd from 6pm to 11pm

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Public Skating 5:30pm to 7:00pm

12-3pm Strong Start 5:30pm Taekwon-do @ DH

10-3pm Grad & Minor Hockey Firewood Fndsr @ Apollo

7pm Murray Ridge Planning & Stakeholders Mtg

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Saturday Nov 23rd - 7pm at Music Makers Hall Limited Tickets/$25 each (50% Sold Already!) LIVE Local Vocalist Performance! Cocktails, Appies & Dancing! (19+) Fundraiser for the Old Courthouse to create a space for non profits.


68 9-12pm Strong Start 9-5pm Flu Clinic @ Health Unit

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Easter Monday (Australia & Canada)

9-5pm Flu Clinic @ Health Unit

5:30pm Taekwon-do @ DH



39th Annual Craft Fair 11am - 3pm @ FSJSS

13 15 Tax Day

9-12pm Strong Start

12-3pm Strong Start


22 Earth Day

9-12pm Strong Start

12-3pm Strong Start

10-12pm Food Bank 4-7pm Strong Start 5pm Taekwon-do @ DH 8:45pm Womens Hockey Practice


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3:30pm Food Skills for Families 4-7pm Strong Start 5pm Taekwon-do @ DH

Administrative 4-7pm Strong Start Professionals Day

5pm Taekwon-do

5:30pm Taekwon-do


5:30-7pm Public Skating

Igniting Your Ad Sales

9-5pm Flu Clinic @ Health Unit 12-3pm Strong Start 5:30pm Taekwon-do @ DH 7pm AA Mtg @ United Churc

9-12pm Strong Start Public Skating 7:45pm to 8:45pm

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26 Workers Mourning Day 28 (Canada)


12-3pm Strong Start

5:30pm Taekwon-do

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9-12pm Strong Start

10-12pm Food Bank

1pm Cancer Support Group at Sue’s 996-8639

4-7pm Strong Start 5pm Taekwon-do

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10-3pm Greenhouse Forum @ Kwah Hall 12-3pm Strong Start 5:30pm Taekwon-do 7pm AA Mtg @ United Church


• AdBuilder® Retail ® 16th• AdBuilder from 10am to 4pm, Sunday November Classified • Co-op Sales Ideas At Fort St. James Secondary School

Saturday Nov

6-11pm Ducks Unlimited Fundraiser @ FSJSS 10-3pm Grad & Minor Hockey Firewood Fndsr @ Apollo

9-5pm Flu Clinic @ Health Unit

7pm AA Mtg @ United Church

5:30-7pm Public Skating


7 9 First Day of Passover



9-12pm Strong Start 7:45pm Public Skating

39th Annual Craft Fair 10am - 4pm @ FSJSS

BURLESQUE SHOW! 10-4pm Xmas Shopping the Easy Way @ United Church 996-7245


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Festival of Trees!

7pm SANTA CLAUS PARADE! Festival of Trees!

17th 11am to 3pm

With over 90 Tables this year, it is our biggest fair ever!

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Spanish co. to build bioenergy plant

Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier

Spanish company Iberdrola has won the contract to begin construction of the Fort St. James and Merritt biomass energy plants. The contracts are worth nearly $345 million and were awarded in an international tender of the projects by Fengate Capital. The Fort St. James project is expected to begin construction this month, while the Merritt project is expected to start construction in February of 2014, according to reNews online and Iberdrola will be constructing the power plants, the power lines and two power substations for the projects. Western BioEnergy Incorporated gained approval for the two biomass plants in August of 2011, but has been stalled while trying to secure financing for the construction.

4-H month

The 4-H year is coming to a close for those involved in the program. November is National 4-H month and a special day for showing support for the program is Nov. 6. The 4-H organization would like to invite everyone to wear something green in support of 4-H on this day. The 4-H program is helping train the next generation of leaders for this country and equipping them with skills the life ahead of them. If someone thinks they would benefit from this program please join next year, we would be glad to welcome them.

NEWS From one A3

We honour our Veterans and Canadian Forces members this and every day.

motel to the next

Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier

Both the Merritt and Fort St. James projects will produce about 40 megawatts of electricity, and use wood waste which would otherwise be left in the bush, or burned in piles. The Fort St. James biomass power plant would be located 6.3 km north of town, across from the Apollo mill on a small 3.5 hectare site.The Fort plant would be an estimated investment of $140 million, with approximately 80 employed during construction and 16 employed directly while the plant is in operation, as well as local contractors required for some aspects of the plant maintenance. The project has a lifespan of 30 years, but could be operated as long as it is maintained and viable.

RCMP in Fort St. James were led from one motel to another when they responded to an early-morning report of thefts from vehicles. At 7:49 a.m., RCMP went to the New Caledonia Motel to investigate a total of three vehicles which had been broken into and had items stolen from inside. Wallets, clothes, iPods and a rifle were some of the items missing from the vehicles overnight. Through the RCMP investigation, police said they were led to another motel room for which they then obtained a search warrant. Police executed the search warrant on a room at the Chundoo Motor Inn later the same day.

Early Deadlines Due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Monday, November 11th the Omineca Express office will be closed. Deadline for ads is Thursday November 7th at 5pm

They reported recovering a number of pieces of stolen property in the room and took one suspect into custody. RCMP are requesting the suspect remain in custody to appear in court. They also are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a second suspect. Both suspects are reportedly residents of Fort St. James.

Let’s work together to uphold the freedoms they have given us.


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The Fort St. James Community Foundation Board of Directors thanks businesses and individuals who made our 2013 Tasting Event Fundraiser a great success! Phil Short A. Kaptyn H. Fonda Polish’d A. Millsap J. Burdeniuk Pronto Glass A. Wheatley J. Greenaway R. MacDougall A. Willick J. Holland S. Bauman B. Friesen J. Robin S. Forshner B. Robin Kal Tire S. Hildebrandt C. Garner KDL Group S. Willick C. Ubleis L & D King Soup Wallah C. McCormick L. Bett Spring Lake Farms C. Gilchrist  L. Bystrom Streamline Signs C. Schofield L. Hoy Stuart Lake Tea Co. Conifex L. Jennings T. Auchstaetter D. Hadwen L. Lantz T. Greenaway D. Rode L. Deveaux T. Krisselbrink Don’s Repair M. Jones T. Lodge Dr. A. Meyer M. Ubleis Taba Enterprises Ltd. Dr. L. Rodgers M. Leidl Terri’s Hair Studio Dr. M. VanZyl M.L. Fonda The Source Dr. P. Stent MOM Society The View Hotel Dr. P. VanZyl N. Stent The Window Box E. Hoy N. Leggatt TRU Hardware E. Stefani                Overwaitea Ubleis Logging Ltd. Fields Store P & K Inden G & M Ford P. Telep Canyon Tree Farms Northland Automotive Carrier Food & Fuel Pitka Bay Resort Baufor Consulting CNC Professional Cooks Chef Pete Krauseneck Beauty by Vengeance & Students BnK Automotive Des Tro Bobcat Services Carmen Wheatley, Notary Electro Tech Services CIBC, Fort St. James Branch Employees Fort Loonie Bin & Gifts Fort St. James National Historic Site Fort Machine Works Germansen Landing – Ron & Ruth Repko Fort St. James Farmer’s Market Artisan Reforestation (Peter Horak) Fox Fire Enterprises Hub International Barton Insurance RBC, Fort St. James Branch Employees Integris Credit Union: Fort St. James Branch Riske’s Pleasure & Boutique Interior Helicopters Samasta Wellness & Yoga Jeff Playfair Trucking Sana’aih Market Joyce Helweg, Notary School District #91 David Hoy Elementary Lakeside Pharmacy Sherry’s Mobile Bookkeeping Lepka Holdings Ltd. Silver Spring Country & Wellness Manson Creek Historical Society Team Power House Realty: B. Robin & C. Lodge Newland Enterprises Ltd.

Your help and generosity is why we successfully raised $14,000 on October 5th! To date, your Fort St. James Community Foundation Society has raised a total of $131,925 since it began in 2011. We are well on our way to our $1 million goal for 2020!

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Revelation or revolution? Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier It is like suddenly the truth found its way to the surface like a festering boil and a whole lot of ugly wounds were uncovered and given oxygen last week. Does this mean healing will be close behind? I’m not convinced. In the ongoing Senate scandal there was even more finger-pointing as Prime Minister Stephen Harper is unsuccessfully trying to contain the mess being made by Conservative senators he appointed and their respective spending mishaps. Senator Mike Duffy was pulling no punches and pointing the finger squarely at Harper himself while being questioned. A story in the National Post described young people lining up to watch question period in the House of Commons, something unimaginable not long ago. People were being turned away in fact. Does this mean people are becoming engaged with the democratic process and Canadian politics in general - not likely, but it still may be a good sign they’re perking up a little and paying a little more attention than before. Scandal makes everything so much more interesting, after all, don’t we all love a little drama, and Harper has until now been able to dodge some of the opposition’s scrutiny by shutting down Parliament at times when he felt a little uncomfortable. But this time it appears he may be getting his feet

held to the flames for a little longer than normal, and it is somewhat reminiscent of the Liberal Party of Canada’s sponsorship scandal which left the party in tatters at the next election. Whether or not Canadians feel there is enough evidence against the party and a viable alternative amongst the opposition when they head back to the polls and the Conservatives end up in the same boat as the Liberals, well, that is yet to be seen. Then Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous video is apparently recovered to some degree. Ford has consistently denied the existence of a video which reportedly showed Ford smoking from what appeared to be a crack pipe and making racist comments. While the Toronto police restored the video as part of another investigation of a friend of Ford’s and they are disclosing the existence of the video, there is reportedly not enough evidence for a conviction of any crime at this point. Ford isn’t saying much yet. Ford is going to have to work pretty hard to brush this off and still keep his promise to run again in 2014. Interestingly to me, these major revelations came the same week a video of Russell Brand being interviewed by the BBC went viral. In the video, the star actor comedian calls for a revolution to overthrow the current political and social structure. In it, he defends the choice not to vote in the current political system. “It’s not that I’m not voting out of apathy,” he said.

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“I’m not voting out of absolute indifference, and weariness, and exhaustion from the lies, treachery, deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations now and has now reached a fever pitch, where we have a disenfranchised, disillusioned, despondent underclass that is not being represented by that political system, so voting for it is tacit complicity with that system.” Hmmm, perhaps he has a point. Seems like Canadians might agree with his analysis of politicians at the moment. How many choose to return to the polls in upcoming elections and look for a change within the current political system will only be revealed with time. Personally, I’ve been a voter. In the past, I have always disagreed with young people who said they chose not to vote because all politicians are the same and there’s no point. I always maintained there are alternatives and if enough people want a change, it could happen within our system. But enough people have to believe in that system for it to work. Perhaps too many have become jaded and disenfranchised by what they are seeing. I definitely think things like hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars potentially misspent on undeserved expenses won’t help the cause of democracy in this country. Or mayors smoking crack. I’m not sure I agree with Brand just yet that the system we have doesn’t work at all, but he did make some good points, so perhaps I will take the next election into consideration. I’ve got some time to think on it.

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• Letter

After 18 months of searching for a different solution, Canfor announcedrecently that we will be permanently closing our sawmill in Quesnel, B.C. in March 2014. This closure impacts 209 Canfor employees who have persevered through the United States' economic slowdown and pine beetle epidemic, and kept the mill profitable. It is an extremely challenging time for our organization, our Quesnel employees and their families, and for the community itself. Our Quesnel facility has been one of the key mills behind the success of our China market program, and we deeply regret that this closure decision is necessary. It was through the dedicated effort of our employees in Quesnel that Canfor was able to produce lumber from some of the most heavily mountain pine beetle-impacted fibre in British

Columbia, and ship 100 per cent of it to China. We are extremely proud of what was achieved here, and are saddened to see it come to an end. Closing a profitable sawmill is very difficult, but there is simply not enough fibre remaining in the Quesnel area to support all of the mills in the community.  While we considered every option – including harvesting areas currently constrained for environmental reasons or bringing in wood from longer distances - these would only have delayed the inevitable. Another key part of the decision to close our Quesnel mill was choosing what to do with our tenure rights.  It is in the best interests of the community of Quesnel for the tenure to be utilized and not held indefinitely after the closure.  We also want this to be the last mountain pine beetle closure we take at Canfor, so we looked for a Quesnel operator who would be willing to ex-

change tenure in one of our other operating areas, allowing us to safeguard the future of another Canfor mill, in this case Houston. As was also announced today, we have entered into an agreement with West Fraser that allows us to strengthen our fibre position in Houston while they do so in Quesnel. Canfor will not walk away from the Quesnel employees who have given so much to our organization. We have pledged to every member of our Quesnel team that they will be offered a position at another Canfor division. For those that choose to remain in the community, Canfor will work with our regional competitors and other employers to find positions for as many of our employees as possible.  Labor demand within Canfor and across the forest sector is high, and we are confident that we will able to place our employees quickly. I recognize that some

may question our decision to close this mill, and I want to state very clearly: if there was an option that would allow us to keep a profitable mill in operation, we would have found it.  B.C.’s government has taken all possible steps to manage the impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic while developing new offshore markets and ensuring a forest policy framework that allows our industry to be globally

competitive. That our industry had Chinese customer opportunities to support our companies, workers and communities through the U.S. housing market collapse was largely the result of government policy and market development work of a decade ago.  It is critical that this work continue. While adjusting sawmilling capacity to fibre availability following the

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Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project Open House and Invitation to Comment Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. (Proponent), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, is proposing the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (proposed Project), an approximately 900 km natural gas pipeline from near the District of Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG liquefied natural gas export facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward. The proposed Project would involve the construction and operation of a 48-inch (1,219 mm) diameter pipeline, metering facilities at the receipt and delivery points, and three compressor stations, with provision for up to an additional five compressor stations to allow for future expansion. The proposed Project will have an initial capacity of approximately 2.0 billion cubic feet (bcf)/day with potential for expansion to approximately 3.6 bcf/day.

To provide information about the Application Information Requirements, EAO invites the public to attend an open house at the following locations: St. Peter’s Church Hall 599 Skeena Drive Mackenzie Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Hall 10310 - 100th Street Hudson’s Hope Thursday November 28, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm

New Hazelton Elementary School 3275 Bowser Street New Hazelton Wednesday December 4, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Centre 770 Pacific Avenue Port Edward Thursday December 5, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The proposed Project is subject to review under BC’s Environmental Assessment Act.

There are 30 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the draft Application Information Requirements.

The Proponent must obtain an environmental assessment certificate before any construction work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. However, before submission of an application (Application) for a certificate by the Proponent, the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) must first issue the Application Information Requirements. The Application Information Requirements will specify the studies to be conducted and the detailed information to be provided by the Proponent in its Application. EAO has now received draft Application Information Requirements from the Proponent and invites comments on this draft.

The public comment period will begin on November 19, 2013 and end on December 18, 2013. All comments received during this time in relation to the Application Information Requirements will be considered. The intention of seeking public comment is to ensure that sufficient information is provided to assess all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project in the Application. At this stage of the process, the primary intent is to receive feedback about the studies or information required for a comprehensive environmental assessment.

After taking public comments into account, EAO will issue the Application Information Requirements. EAO accepts public comments by: Online Form: Mail: Nathan Braun Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1 Fax: 250.387.0230 An electronic copy of the Application Information Requirements and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at Copies of the Application Information Requirements are also available for viewing at public libraries in Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Mackenzie, Prince George, Fort St. James, Granisle, Smithers, Hazelton, Terrace, Stewart and Prince Rupert. If you are unable to participate at this time, there will be an additional comment period during the Application review stage when you will also be able to provide comments to the EAO on the proposed Project.

NOTE: All submissions received by the EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.




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Instagraphics of #fortstjames It was a tough job to choose which images to use from Instagram last week. There were some amazing sunsets (did everyone see the one on Oct. 27 with the smoke drift - stunning!). However, not all of the photos tagged #fortstjames were accessible to be able to grab for the paper, so the choices were narrowed slightly. However, these two stood out as being stunning images of the area, highlighting some of what we all love about this place (or I hope you do, because really, what about sunsets and Mount Pope aren’t to love?). RIGHT: The best Nak’albun sunset of all time #sunset #godisawesome #lake #bc #fortstjames #myoffice #scenery #clouds. BELOW: Of course Ruby is the first to summit Mount Pope! #rubytuesday #sundayfunday #mountpope #fortstjames #explorebc #summit #scenic #bestview #hiking #love #happy #loveher #dogsofinstagram #iflmydog #photooftheday #beautifulbc #sofun #gazebo #itwasahaul #buttotesworthit. Keep posting photos and hashtagging them fortstjames and we’ll keep printing them.

Mauve Friday is Coming. Black Friday will never be the same.

Mauve Friday is Coming. Black Friday will never be the same.

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Dead body rumour dead in the water Rumours of a body found in the Fort St. James area is likely linked to bones found nearby nearly a month ago. Hunters found remains wrapped in a tarp on the back side of Mount Pope and reported the discovery to RCMP. The remains were tested and confirmed to be non human remains. RCMP said it was likely a bear, which can appear similar to human remains when the hide has been removed. Rumours were reported to have reached Vanderhoof of the discovery of a body in a dress, however RCMP say no such discovery has been made and the story is likely the confusion of the story of the Mount Pope remains.

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It’s a day to honour those men and women who gave of themselves, their time and their diligence in the service of their country.

Give pause on

Remembrance Day

Value our Freedom As you and your family honour Remembrance Day, thank a veteran for making freedom possible.

A field of poppies has come to symbolize the soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in battle. Throughout history, millions of soldiers have marched into wars to protect the freedoms of their countries. Remembrance Day is a solemn time to commemorate those soldiers’ achievements and sacrifices, and to pay respects to soldiers who died in battle. Since the end of World War I, memorials to remember those of the armed forces who fought in battle and perished in the line of duty have been dedicated on this day. Armistice Day origins Remembrance Day was once known as Armistice Day because it marks the signing of the armistice that put an end to the hostilities of World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, guns fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The armistice agreement was signed in a French train carriage at 11 a.m. Remembrance Day evolution Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II to commemorate soldiers from both world wars. It is now used as a way to pay hommage to any fallen soldier. What about the poppies? One of the unifying symbols of Remembrance Day is the poppy that is worn to honor lost soldiers. The bold, red color of the flower has become an enduring symbol of those who died in order that others may be free. The poppy became a symbol for a specific reason. Some of the most concentrated and bloody fighting of World War I took place in Flanders, a region in western Belgium. As a result of the fighting, most signs

of natural life had been obliterated from the region, leaving behind mud and not much else. The only living thing to survive was the poppy flower, which bloomed with the coming of the warm weather the year after fighting in the region had ceased. Poppies grow in disturbed soil and can lie dormant in the ground without germinating. Without the war, they may have never come to the surface. John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, was moved by the vision of poppies flowering in Flanders and wrote a poem, titled “In Flanders Fields.” After the poem

On Remembrance Day, let us always remember the bravery and sacrifice of the many men and women who fought and died to preserve and ensure our freedom.

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November 11, 2012 was a touching Remembrance Day in Fort St. James. was published, it reRemembrance Day is soldiers an opportunity ceived international ac- celebrated every year, to remember those solclaim and the poppy be- providing people hum- diers’ efforts to secure came a popular symbol bled by the sacrifices of freedom. of those lost in battle. Men traditionRemembRance Day ally wear the poppy on the left side of the seRvices chest, where a military medal would be placed. FORT ST. JAMES: Women wear it on the 9:45 am Service Starts, Legion right side, because that is where a widow would 10:45 am Parade to Cenotaph wear her husband’s 11:00 am Service at Cenotaph medals. 11:30 am Luncheon at Legion


Honour & Remember.

This Remembrance Day honour and give thanks to all veterans who served and sacrificed to ensure our freedom

We honour and appreciate all the veterans who served and sacrificed to ensure our freedom. THANK YOU!

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Lest We Forget Nak’azdli Band Council pays tribute to all members who served in World War 1, 11 and in Desert Storm.

George Todd Ananie Prince Alexis Song Bernard Sagalon Freddy Prince Private Solomon Prince Albert Prince Gunner Thomas Prince Mac William Prince Private Ray Prince Private David Benoit Lawrence Billy Emil Lawrence Harvey Leon Bernard Michel Private Morrison Murdock US Navy First Marine Corp Albert Prince

Private Bob Prince Gunner Frederick Prince Herbert Prince Private Mac (William) Prince Private Raymond Prince Gunner & Private Thomas Prince Private Jack Rossetti Gunner Jimmy Rossetti Mac Steven Alec David Oliver Gregg James T Prince Edward Prince Harry Coldwell John Tremblay Scott Reed

We apologize if we may have missed anyone.


John would like to thank all veterans for their dedication and encourage his constituents to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11.

Call or visit my MLA office at: Phone: 250-567-6820 John Rustad, MLA 183 First St, Vanderhoof Nechako Lakes 1-877-964-5650

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Cullen points at Liberals for mill closures

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Up to their elbows

Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier MP Nathan Cullen said provincial leaders could have done more to prevent closures like the one in Houston. West Fraser and Canfor both announced major mill closures, Canfor closing their Quesnel mill and West Fraser closing their Houston mill. Both mills together will mean the loss of over 400 jobs. While Cullen said in a release just after the closure it was “a blow few people realistically expected,” he seemed to be taking a different angle at last week’s regional press scrum. Instead, he was saying the B.C. Liberals could have done more to prevent mill closures like the ones in Houston and Quesnel. “I can’t believe we have a provincial government that seems so tone deaf to the realities on the page and the realities on the page have been saying that they’ve not been allocating the wood properly and in a sense giving almost incentives for companies to move their business elsewhere and certainly raw log exports along with the beetle tragedy have ensured that the companies are going to be harder and harder pressed to make a go of it.” He recalled a mill opening in Kitwanga he attended a couple of years ago with the premier and the same mill shutting down only four months later. I don’t know how you can look at the results of the forestry sector anything other than an abject failure of policy and government just absolutely ignoring one of the most important industries in B.C.,” he said. “It’s frustrating to me.” While he concede the pine beetle epidemic did have an impact, he said lack of action on the part of the province has created a “manufactured crisis.” “You can’t just keep pointing at the beetle and say all the fault is there. There’s certainly a big impact but the province has been nowhere and photo ops by Christy Clark don’t actually put food on the table.”

David Hoy Elementary students were up to their elbows in pumpkin while helping to carve some of the 400 jack-o’-lanterns for this year’s Pumpkin Walk. Above: Jehda in Grade 1 works on a flaming skull jack-o’-lantern with the help of Noah in Grade 5. The carving paired up the lower grades with older kids to give them a hand. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier


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Homey house concert

of music lovers. ern Gateway Pipeline project, which Music on the Mountain (MoM) would run through the Necoslie River founders Lionel and Rosemarie valley, where the concert was held. Conant hosted the acoustic event. There was a fire burning in the corner, chairs arranged close to the performers and ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH even some delicious snacks (Across from the Petrocan Station) of bread, cheese, crackers and olives to keep the crowd conSUNDAY LITURGY: Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am DAILY MASS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am tent. The lighting is always low, PASTORAL TEAM: FATHER FRANK SALMON 250-996-8343 SR. PAT MACAULAY, SR. DIVINA PEDRO the crowd always diverse yet 250-996-2275 small and the atmosphere always friendly at the MoM house concerts, and this was no exception. Dunbar did some powerful laments, Samantha Scott wowed with her wicked vocals and a Monday was made amenable. There was even a filmmaker documenting some of Samantha Scott performs a couple songs solo before having Tomek and Dunbar join her. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier the night, as part of a project called “A Line in the Sand.” care of MoM on Monday, Oct. 28. Ruth Lloyd The documentary film will inScott Dunbar, Samantha Scott and Caledonia Courier clude interviews with activists (first-timer to Fort St. James) Tereza along the proposed Enbridge NorthIt was another cosy house concert Tomek performed to a small audience



Fort St. James court report For files appearing before the Fort St. James Provincial Court on Oct. 29, 2013. Wilfed C. Duncan was fined $500 plus a victim surcharge of $150 and one year probation for uttering threats of death or bodily harm to a person. Duncan was also charged a surety to keep the peace of $500 on 12 months conditions. Wilburn B. Felix was released on six months conditions with the allegation of $500. Peter J. Monk was given one day in jail and charged a victim surcharge of $100 for failure to comply with a probation order. Michael Morgan was also given one day in jail and charged a victim surcharge of $100 for failure to comply with a condition of undertaking or recognizance. Morgan was also fined $500 and a victim surcharge of $150 for resisting or obstructing a peace officer. Ervine E. Sutherland was fined $500 and a victim surcharge of $150 plus prohibited from driving for one year for driving while prohibited. Sutherland was also sentenced to 13 days in jail, with

credit for time served, six months probation

and charged a victim surcharge of $100 for

failure to comply with a probation order.

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A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at the District office 477 Stuart Drive West on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to give all persons who deem their interests Remote Water  Hauling,  Water  testing  and  Treatment.  Gravel  Hauling,  Excavation  work. in property to be affected by the following matter an opCottages / Cabins portunity to be heard. Now  providing  Liquid  storage  tanks  for  Water  and  Waste  Management.  For  Residential  and  Industrial  uses. North Arm Pub & Grill: Structural Change Application FORT ST. JAMES The North Arm Pub & Grill, located at 1507 Stones LAKESHORE CABIN Rainwater  harvesting  solutions. Bay Road, has submitted an application to the Liquor Furnished, winterized. Control and Licensing Branch for a change to their liHEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Suppliers: N/S, no pets, natural and/or quor licence, to allow for the addition of a new licensed gas heat. Landlord pays AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS Legal Services area on the patio. Their current liquor licence only covBARR  Plastic  Tanks  and  Liquid  Handling.  (manufactured  by  Norwesco)  including  small  and  large  vertical  and   electric. Stones Bay Road. Apprentice & Journeyman 1 or 2 person. ers the interior of the pub. horizontal  impact  resistant  molded  seamless  polyethylene  tanks.  Pick  up  tanks,  freestanding  tanks,  below  ground  tank Fox Creek, Alberta CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t 250-996-8668 Council does not have the power to approve or reject The successful candidates let it block employment, travel, may be required to operate a ZCL  composites:  Fibreglass  Tanks  for  Long  Term  Storage  of  Wastewater.  GRAF  Rainwater  harvesting  solutions.   the application; however, Council will make comments education, professional, certifiservice vehicle. Must be cation, adoption property rento the LCLB based on what they hear at this public willing to Rainwater  Harvesting,  Infiltration  Retention  Cisterns,  Drinking  Water  Reservoirs. work overtime. WHERE DO YOU TURN Ft. St. James B.C. Call (778) 667-0346 tal opportunities. For peace of hearing. They are asking for public input before submitExperience in natural gas mind & a free consultation call In a Jam, call BAM BAM. compression an asset. Must ting their comments. Please submit your comments in 1-800-347-2540. be able to work unsuperO writing or attend the hearing if you have any comments l Remote Water Hauling, Water vised and fill out appropriate anĚ dreatment͘ teƐƟng testing and Treatment. on the application. Home Improvements paperwork. This is a full Hauling, džĐaǀaƟon ǁorŬ͘ 'raǀel Gravel Hauling, Excavation work. Copies of the licence application may be viewed at the time position. l Now providing Liquid storage O  Eoǁ ƉroǀiĚing >iƋuiĚ Ɛtorage WE OFFER: Competitive District Office, 477 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James, FLOORING SALE tanks for Water and Waste Wages, Benefits Plan & tanŬƐ Ĩor Water anĚ WaƐte from October 16, 2013 through November 13, 2013, beOver 300 Choices Performance Bonuses. Management. For Residential Danagement͘ &or ReƐiĚenƟal tween 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Please reply w/references to and Industrial uses. anĚ /nĚuƐtrial uƐeƐ͘ Laminates - $0.69/sq ft l Rainwater harvesting solutions. O Rainǁater ŚarǀeƐƟng ƐoluƟonƐ͘ Engineered - $1.99/sq ft YOUR NEWSPAPER: or fax to (1)780-622-4409 Kevin Crook Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Water Delivery and Gravel The link to your community Overnight Delivery in most of BC! Chief Administrative Officer JOURNEYMAN AUTOMO-



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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Abram Penner, also known as Abe Penner, Deceased, formerly of 600 Stuart Drive East, Fort St. James, British Columbia (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Tammy Pamela Zielke, c/o Heather Sadler Jenkins LLP, Attn: Roberta Stewart, 204-1302 Seventh Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3P1, on or before December 27, 2013, after which date the Tammy Pamela Zielke will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Tammy Pamela Zielke then has notice.

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AMENDMENT REQUIRING APPROVAL AMENDMENT REQUIRING APPROVAL 2006 FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN 2006 FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN Prince George & Fort St. James Prince George & Fort St. James Forest Districts Forest Districts Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) has prepared Canadian ForestRequiring ProductsApproval Ltd. (Canfor) has an Amendment (ARA) to prepared its Forest an Amendment Requiring (ARA) to its Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) forApproval operations in the Prince Stewardship Plan (FSP) for operations in the Prince George and Fort St. James Forest Districts. This FSP George Fort St. Districts. is jointly and managed byJames Canfor,Forest Carrier LumberThis Ltd.,FSP is jointly managed by Canfor, Carrier Lumber Ltd., Takla Track & Timber Ltd., and Conifex Inc. but this Takla Track &applies Timberonly Ltd.,toand Conifex Inc. but this Amendment Canfor’s operations. Amendment applies only to Canfor’s operations. Amendment ARA-010 is required to reflect the Amendment ARA-010 is required to reflect the planned creation of Draft Old Growth Management planned creation of Draft Old Growth Areas (Draft OGMAs) on Canfor’s TreeManagement Farm License Areas (Draft and OGMAs) on Canfor’s Farm License 30 (TFL30), potential inclusionTree of stands between 30 (TFL30), potential inclusion of stands between 120 and 140 and years in age to form large contiguous 120 and 140 years in age to form large contiguous areas. areas. In accordance with the Forest Planning and Practices In accordance with the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation, Amendment ARA-010 is available for Regulation, ARA-010 is available public reviewAmendment and comment from November 1ststfor 2013 public review rd and comment from November 1 2013 to January 3 rd 2014 at the following location, during to January 3 2014 at the following location, during regular office hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm): regular office hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm): Canadian Forest Products Ltd., 5162 Northwood Canadian Forest Products Ltd.,Prince 5162 George Northwood Pulpmill Road, P.O. Box 9000, BC V2L Pulpmill Road, P.O. Box 9000, Prince George BC V2L 4W2 4W2 A representative will be available to discuss the A representative will beatavailable to office discuss the proposed amendment the above location, proposed amendment at the above office locations, and to receive comment(s). and to receive comment(s). If an interested party is unable to review the If an interested party is during unable regular to review the Amendment (ARA-010) business Amendment regular hours, please(ARA-010) contact usduring by phone or inbusiness writing to hours, please contact us by phone or in writing to arrange a suitable time. arrange a suitable time. Sara Cotter, RPF email:; Sara Cotter, email:Fax:; Phone: (250)RPF 962-3398; (250) 962-3217 Phone: (250) 962-3398; Fax: (250) 962-3217



Courier Spooktacular Halloween

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Caledonia Courier




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1) Ethan, who is in Grade 5 at David Hoy Elementary, helps Leland, in Grade 2 to carve a jack-o’-lantern. David Hoy had the older grades helping the younger ones in creative teams to help make the jack-o’-lanterns for this year’s pumpkin walk. There were 400 pumpkins carved this year by the participating schools. 2) 3) Some of the carved art on display 4) Ghoulish greeters at the visitor centre of the Fort St. James National Historic Site 5) A bunny was hopping through the pumpkin walk 6) The entire park walkways were decorated with lit pumpkins 7) April Hilland, product development officer for the historic site who helped organize the pumpkin walk (along with Mel Chesnutt of the Fort St. James District) made a pretty skeleton 8) It was a very witchy week with generous wtiches handing out candy for the crowds 9) Fires kept trick or treaters warm, while Overwaitea kept them fed with hot dogs and hot chocolate 10) It was a very fine hair affair as well 11) Mario, Anakin Skywalker, and a dragon enjoy hot dogs by the fire. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier




Caledonia Courier, November 06, 2013  

November 06, 2013 edition of the Caledonia Courier