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Preliminary regional skills gap data in

A farewell to a community legacy

The Lake Babine Nation (LBN) community along with the rest of the community said good bye to a important piece of their history, Joe Michell, ’Nay Dee T’en’.

Region will have opportunity, but who will take it?

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Furlong claims vindication

WALTER STRONG A skill gap analysis of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako was announced last year, thanks largely to a provincial grant. Millier Dickinson Blais (MDB), the Toronto consulting company that won the contract to do the analysis, was in Burns Lake recently for a forum as part of the final stages of the report. To date, MDB has been collecting data to form the basis of the final report. The workshop in Burns Lake brought together community leaders, business leaders, and RDBN board members, to lay out the facts and pull comment from attendees to help finetune the final report to the specific needs of the region. The timing of the report will be helpful, especially given the crisis Houston is facing with the announced closure of West Fraser’s Houston Forest Products mill. “This information can be very useful in helping us move forward after the closure of the mill,” said Bill Miller, RDBN chair. “It has strategic value.” At this point, the information exists mostly as data with recommendations to follow. But the data is telling, and could be used to help shape the future of economic development, education and training throughout the region. The total population of the region, as of 2012, is 38,126 people. That’s down from a peak of 41,642 in 1997, but since 2006, it represents a steady increase averaging two per cent ...see SKILLS

John Furlong has broken his silence on the allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse levelled against him

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Terrible Halloween injury on Burns Lake railway

Young man with severe head trauma transported by air ambulance Walter Strong

A young man was struck and seriously injured by a CN rail train in Burns Lake on Nov. 1, 2013 at approximately 4 a.m. RCMP were notified by CN officials of the accident. Burns Lake RCMP, the B.C. Ambulance Service and the Burns Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department attended the scene. The young man was treated at Lakes District Hospital and transported by air ambulance to Van-

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couver General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The accident occurred near the end of Government St. where it intersects with Third Ave. There is no rail crosswalk near the area, although a shortcut is well used near the location of the accident. The First Nations man is not from the Burns Lake area. “Burns Lake RCMP continue to investigate this tragic incident and are appealing to the public in hopes to gather information regarding the male’s activities and who he was with on the night of October 31, 2013,” said Cst. Lesley Smith, North District RCMP spokesperson Anyone with information is asked to call Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171.

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New Burns Lake council sworn in Councillor Christopher Beach was sworn in recently during an inaugural portion of a regularly scheduled Village of Burns Lake (VBL) council meeting. Counc. Beach is teacher at Francois Lake Elementary school. He replaces Susan Schienbein. Mayor Luke Strimbold commented that it was great to have a full council for the start of upcoming budget deliberations. Submitted photo

Two more Halloween accidents

Burns Lake RCMP respond to multiple events at same time Walter Strong

In addition to the terrible railway accident in Burns Lake on Halloween eve, two other accidents were reported to Burns Lake RCMP at around the same time. On Nov. 1, at approximately 4:30 a.m. Two young men were struck by a truck in a hit and run incident on Babine Lake Rd. near the Burns Lake Pentecostal Church. Burns Lake RCMP report that one man received non-life threatening injuries, and the

second man had minimal injuries. Both men were taking to Lakes District Hospital for treatment and released. Police are pursuing leads on the driver of the truck, but further information will not be released as it could interfere with there investigation. A second accident occurred, again at around the same time on the Southside. A single passenger vehicle went off the road in the Uncha Lake Rd. area. Emergency services were called to respond, although further details are unavailable. If anyone has any information related to either of these incidents, they are asked to contact Burns Lake RCMP at 250-6927171.

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A tale of two futures

Help hospitals, get a flu shot

A lot of statistics came up during the skills gap analysis workshop in town recently. One telling stat we didn’t include in our story was the growth potential for nursing. Nursing is a growth industry in the region, no matter what scenario plays itself out over then next 10 years, but under two completely different sets of circumstances. In the first case, where none of the projected resource projects come online and forestry continues its decline, we’ll need more nurses to take care of an increasingly aging and aged population as the region’s young leave to find someplace to work. Nursing becomes, according to the report, one of the top five growth industries in the region. The report didn’t mention what the demand for nursing would be like under the second scenario where projects come online, the workforce grows, people find good work, have families, and the young have the option to stay here and work. It’s not a stretch to recognize that the demand for nursing will naturally increase. Win-win for the nurses. But what about for the region? In the first case, we need more nurses because the region is fading. In the second case we need more nurses to take care of the day-to-day minor trauma that goes hand-in-hand with a vital and growing population. It’s no secret that the second scenario is tied to increased resource extraction and transportation in mining, oil, and gas. If projects don’t move forward, the region slowly contracts. Some will say that it’s no coincidence that a provincially-funded study turns up results that support the provincial agenda, insinuating the study is just propaganda for industrial expansion. Propaganda use bits of truth to construct a bigger lie, but I don’t think the accusation fits here. It seems sensible to believe that if no new industries or projects come online to replace the decline in forestry, then the region will be diminished. By diminished I mean decline and become poorer, both economically and in terms of opportunities for education and personal advancement. The filpside of the story is that quite possibly the environment is the better for it. But will the environment be better for it in the long run? Consider what goes with a regional decline in population, youth, prosperity, education, and jobs: the electorate gets poorer, less educated, and more frustrated. A desperate population is not in a position to make sound choices, environmental or otherwise. Look at the exploitation of poverty-stricken people world-wide. They’re unable to counter the sway of industrial dollars and power. What does an educated, prosperous population have? It has the power to shape the circumstances that surround its prosperity. Just a few weeks ago TransCanada was in town and reported they had diverted their proposed natural gas pipeline route around Bald Hill to accommodate the handful of residents there. It looked like at least a kilometre of extra pipe and work. At 10 million dollars or so per km, that’s a significant concession. Peanuts in the overall profit margin? Maybe, but that’s not the point. Twenty years ago, would that concession have been made? The point is, with education, a media-savvy electorate, and a ground- swelling of environmental activism, we seem to be at a point where industry is ready - or forced - to play by a different set of rules. Not the set of rules where they don’t make money and resources don’t move. But the set of rules were the region’s citizens play a big role in defining the scope, capacity and license of projects.

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up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. health care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility.

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I got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask

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Lake Babine Nations health services diabetes awareness and prevention booth during the LBN health fair last week was in the spirit of the Halloween season. Walter Strong photo Irene Williams (L) and Karen Bouchard were on hand to answer questions.

OPEN HOUSE to gather feedback on how accessible our community is for aging residents.

A farewell to a community legacy

Joe Michell The Lake Babine Nation (LBN) community along with the rest of the community said good bye to a important person who was part of their history, Joe Michell, ’Nay Dee T’en’. Joe was born July 28, 1942 and passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18, 2013. He has left a rich legacy of family and friends in the Burns Lake area. Born in Burns Lake, Joe grew up in Pendleton Bay, where he went to public school before studying Finance, Public Administration, and First Nations law. At 23, he moved to Ottawa where he worked for Indian Affairs as a manager of the arts and crafts division, a position which involved him in several different programs, including program development at the Ontario Science Centre, and consultation during the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics. He also served as an advisor for the development of Indian Social

Services in Ontario, established a Minerals Office in Saskatchewan and helped develop training plans for senior Indian Affairs supervisors. In 1980 he returned to B.C. to help with the development of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, where he eventually worked as managing director and later served

as Tribal Chief of the 14 member band tribal council. He was requested to return to his Lake Babine Nation home and served in many management roles. His final position with LBN was as chief treaty negotiator. Under his guidance as chief treaty negotiator, LBN developed

the Barricade Treaty, several specific claims were advanced, and a field study program was developed with the University of Northern B.C. He was to retire soon as he always wanted to leave with dignity, respect and honour and he has been recognized for all of what he brought to the Lake Babine Nation.

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Lend a helping hand Editor: Grassy Plains Community Hall is currently in the process of constructing an outdoor stage. While construction is being done, it was decided to lock the main gate to prohibit public access and post a sign stating this was done due to safely and liability issues. On or about the 25 of October, the lock was cut and a note left that read "Like we would wreck the community hall here." Interesting. You have done just that by destroying their lock. I find it disgusting that this individual(s) would sneak around in the dark of night with a bolt cutter to damage community property. Why don't you approach the hall membership in bright daylight and express your concerns? Or better yet come on out with a rake and paint brush and lend a hand with maintenance. The lock will be replaced from fund raising monies. Be sure to wave at these dedicated people as you drive by one of their fund raising events such as road side cleanup or the spring hall work bee and yes they will wave back. They are friendly and approachable. Rick Neukomm

Misleading ads

Editor: Recently Enbridge Northern Gateway ran prominent banner ads in online newspapers and magazines inviting people to visit their website, ask questions and have them answered. I asked the question below. They didn't post my question or provide an answer, but perhaps local readers could offer some insight. "You ran full page ads in our local paper featuring a local business owner and an association director as being supportive of Northern Gateway. Both persons said they had been misquoted and were in fact not supportive.  Word of this got around our small village.  Later you brought environmentalist turned tar sands advocate Patrick Moore to town.   He told us we needn't worry as the pipeline would be 'off in the hinterland'.  Actually the line would run adjacent to our village and across our local creeks and lakes. Then you ran TV ads featuring a Douglas Channel miraculously cleared of all its' islands, creating the deliberately false impression that the Kitimat harbour has clear, open access to the ocean. Several media sources pointed out that deception.  My question is this:  How do you expect to build credibility as a competent and trustworthy entity when you repeatedly use obviously deceptive PR practices?" Do you want to entrust these people with building and operating a massive pump station and very high pressure, very high volume toxic sludge pipe just uphill of our village?  Based on their record, I wouldn't trust them further than I could throw them.  And the security guards they like to bring along to meetings (why?) are pretty hefty. Walter van der Kamp

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Editor: Enbridge is “gracing” us every week with full

Have an Opinion? Write to the Editor! Letters should be brief and to the point, with a maximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to withhold from print any letters which may be libelous, racist or sexist, and may edit for brevity and clarity. Letters MUST include the signature of the letter writer, a mailing address and a phone number. Only the name will be reproduced in the newspaper. Send letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box 309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. Fax to 250-692-3685 or email to newsroom@ldnews.net

page coloured ads in local newspapers noticeable for their bad poetry, --in fact not poetry at all--, while showing us the beautiful features of the Northwest they are putting at risk. Such ads costs more than $1,000/ wk for just one local paper. I wanted to contrast this lavish spending with their 2012

$18,000 donation to 14 foodbanks, averaging $1,286 per food bank for a whole year. I suggest Enbridge should redirect their wasted advertizing campaign money to food banks which could greatly benefit from such largesse. Josette Wier Smithers

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Time change and so is the weather changing

There is no fooling summer has gone. Some places have had snow already. When I was growing up on the prairie as a kid winters were tough but they were not all bad and we made the best of it. There was no snow plowing on the roads so out came the teams of horses and the sleigh bells. It was not that we got so much snow it was the wind that made the snow drifts and that’s what blocked the roads. Good music On Sunday last the Grassy Plains Gospel Church choir came to the Tweedsmuir House for a hymn sing and also some visiting. Singing all the

old gospel hymns that we all know so well. They always leave a good feeling behind when they leave. Thank you for coming, we love you. Stuck ferry I am going back now over 60 years when we first landed at the landing, Francois Lake. It was a good move and a great place to spend a lifetime, which we have. At this time of the year morning fog was very usual. At that time we had a very small ferry making four trips a day, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. captain McKinnon was the skipper and Hunter Corner was the engineer, they were a good pair and did a good job. It was not easy landing on the northside as there was no radar at that time and some times the fog would be very and almost impossible to find the northside dock. The captain would hold the ferry out about a quarter mile and blow the horn and anyone on the dock

would answer with a car or truck horn. This worked well as long as a vehicle was on the dock. The fog was heavy this morning as it was October. The captain missed his northside dock and he put the ferry in front of the red farm house. The ferry was stuck and good. So the only way to go was get Jack Nicholson’s tug boat. Jack and his crew were horse logging a mile north of his sawmill at Nicholson’s bay (no longer there). So the ferry captain, McKinnon, got John Keefe and I to find Jack and bring his tug down. We told Jack the news and was he mad. There was bad blood between McKinnon and Jack over a boom of logs that got away in the ferry channel and it was bad, unknown to me. Jack came down, got his tug fired up and pulled the ferry back into the lake. Before Jack left he told me to tell McKinnon that this was the last time he would help him

out, he did not care if the ferry sunk or caught fire or whatever, this was the last time he would do him a favour. I was a good friend of Jack Nicholson’s and Cap. McKinnon and I really did not deserve to get into their bitter feud. I did relay Jack’s message to McKinnon as Jack had asked me to. I was in the taxi business at that time and Jack was a very good customer of mine for many years. Through those years we got to know each other very well. Jack was a real pioneer in the logging and railway tie business. Jack had some wonderful stories to tell. Not too long after we came into the Lakes District the railway tie business started to boom. Regular ties and switch ties. This was a shot in the arm for lots of the little sawmills that were trying to get by and make ends meet. Along the shores of Francois Lake every little bay would have a boom

of ties waiting for Jack Nicholson’s tug to pick them up and tow them to Fraser Lake where they would be loaded by rail and shipped out. Jack was very honest with these little tie mills and gave them good measure as well as cash advances to keep them going. The railway tie business really put Burns Lake east and west on the map and big time. Burns Lake had special siding on the tracks for loading ties. Thousands were loaded through that siding and shipped out by rail. It was big business and really gave Burns Lake a big boost. Loading ties into a box car was a killer of a job and you sure would earn your money. Bad news on mill As I picked up my paper today the front page was a shocker to read. Houston Forest Products to close, 225 employees will be effected. How about the truckers and those that will be getting hurt. I understand this is

not a spur of the moment thing as it’s been coming for some time. We must all try and think positive with a little quote from my dad “Things can not get bad that they can not get worse.” That’s what he said when the Great Depression hit us in Saskatchewan. We just had to make the best of it and we did. Horrible vandals Another thing hit and that’s in big letters, vandalism last week. A nasty word and we all ask this question why? There must be some sick minds out there. Destroying some ones property is the product of a sick mind. The damage you do effects us all and you too. Go home and think on that, it’s good advice and very true. Trick or treat Halloween has come and gone and as per usual it went over very well. The Tweedsmuir House did an excellent job for not only the younger class but the older too. The dining

room was decorated also the tables. The staff were dressed for the occasion. There was a table with treats for the children to help themselves. It was amazing how many tricks and treaters came along. This also gave the residents a chance to enjoy the different outfits the kids had on and there were some beauties, really set out Halloween. Another big thanks to the staff, you were great. This weekend we have our time change and this always upsets me as it takes me about a week to figure things out. Either I am early or late, just depends. A word of advice from an old guy that’s lived it all, live a good and honest life then when you get older and think back you’ll enjoy it a second time. Always remember God loves you a great deal and of course so do I. P.S. Any remarks I might make in my column are mine alone and not the newspaper or my family.


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population growth yearly. The province has averaged seven per cent population growth in the same time. We are a relatively young region, with a median age of 39.3 years, compared to a provincial median of 41.9 years, but our youth are more likely to drop out of high school than the rest of the province. “A lot of communities are starting with an older workforce,” said Trudy Parsons MDB director of workforce studies. “This is an advantage you have.” The region has comparable education levels to regions across the north, but provincewide, we have a higher percentage of young people without high school diplomas, or any certification beyond high school. That contributes to a higher than average unemployment rate. The region hovers at just over 10 per cent unemployment, compared to a provincial average of 7.8 per cent unemployment. Those of us who do work, enjoy a marginally higher average wage than the rest of the province with an average household income of $62,305 in the region compared to $60,333 province-wide. The closure of the Houston Forest Products mill has put an exclamation point on the next statistic. Employment in wood related industry is down 23 per cent since 2001. Slightly more than 2400 (this statistic does not include the loss of employment due to the pending closure of the Houston mill) people have forestry related employment in the region, compared to 2001 when 3160 people were employed throughout the region. Mining, oil and gas have taken up some of the slack. More than 800 people are employed in the sector, up 13 per cent from 2001, when 715 had employment in the sector. While forestry isn’t showing signs of being a growth industry, the mines, oil and gas sector show a possible increase in jobs of up to

2250 by 2021. That’s the best case scenario, if a majority of announced projects move forward. Construction related trades will see a strong boost between now and 2021. Constructionrelated employment is expected to more than double between now and 2021. In 2011, 750 were employed in the construction trades region-wide. By 2021, 2250 skilled jobs will need to be filled. Peak employment for skilled trades in the region will be in 2018, after which a decrease in demand will be felt as announced projects wrap up. The possibility of more projects being announced to stall that decline was not part of the data. If announced projects don’t move forward, the region’s job opportunities will shrink. By 2021 we’ll have 935 fewer jobs available than we do now. If projects move forward, the region grows by 1673 jobs compared to now, although the real number is expected to be somewhere between the worst-case and best-case scenarios. The top five occupations as defined by the study are: Mining and quarry supervisors, agriculture managers, truck drivers, millwrights and industrial mechanics, and underground production and development managers. Residents surveyed reported the key barrier to employment in the region to be lack of education and/or train-

ing for jobs available. The also reported local newspapers to be the main source for learning about employment opportunities, with employment agencies following second. Online job-seeking was reported to be relatively un-utilized in job hunts. In a region where a lack of post-high school education or training is high, it’s perhaps unsurprising that employers surveyed reported a lack of education and training qualifications to be the key barrier to hiring locally. “Lack of education was recognized as the key barrier to employment,” Parsons said. “There’s a recognition that jobs are changing, and the types of skills that employers are looking for are on the increase.” The study did a sample of job postings between April 1, 2013 and Sept. 1, 2013. Smithers had 284 job listings, Vanderhoof 153, Burns Lake 101, Houston 75, Fort St. James 72, the RDBN rural 43, and Granisle had one job posted. Almost half the jobs were listed as full time. See the accompanying illustration for the breakdown of occupational categories listed. The biggest issue identified as the cause for the mismatch for employment demand and the persistently high regional unemployment rate is lack of training and lack of education. Seventy-four per cent of regional em-

ployers reported it difficult to find the skills and talents they need within the region. “Employers are not getting enough applications,” Parsons said. “And they’re not getting applicants who have the right skills.” More than 60 per cent of employers said that there is not enough dialogue between education providers and employers. “Are graduates from programs employable upon graduation?” asked Parsons. “Sometimes we hear that’s not the case.” First Nations in the region were singled out as facing aggravated circumstances, with restricted transportation options, homes on reserves far from employment opportunities, and persistent poverty and substance abuse issues which make education and training difficult to achieve. Even where First Nation citizens complete education and training programs, the report identified their employment outcomes to be low, possibly related to social discrimination. “We know, based on the comments we’ve received… It’s very clear that they experience discrimination and there are issues around access to employment and issues around the kinds of training and programs available.” “We need to strengthen that relationship with First Nations,” Parsons said. Workshop participants provided feed-

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back to MDB regarding ranking the importance of findings and comments as to what may have been missed or what nuances may have been overlooked. MDB will take what was learned, develop final recommendations, and form a potential strategy for aligning the potential regional workforce with the education, skills and opportunities available. The final report is expected towards the end of November.

Facts on our region •Our average age is 39.3 years, compared to a provincial median of 41.9 •Our unemployment rate is 10 per cent, compared to a provincial average of 7.8 per cent unemployment •Our average household income of $62,305 in the region compared to $60,333 province-wide •By 2021, 2250 skilled jobs will need to be filled •Top five occupations are mining and quarry & agriculture supervisors, ruck drivers, millwrights and industrial mechanics

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LOCAL FUNDING Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) area B (Burns Lake Rural) Director Bill Miller (L), and Steve Freeman (R), RDBN director of electoral area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural) present a grant-in-aid cheque of $20,000 to Village of Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold to assist with the expansion of the Tom Forsyth Memorial arena in Burns lake. Mayor Strimbold also accepted a $54,144 grant-in-aid cheque from electoral area B towards funding the Burns Lake Visitor Information Centre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) remains among the top three ranked small universities in Canada for the sixth straight year according to Maclean’s Magazine’s annual ranking of Canadian universities. The magazine’s famous list ranks UNBC number three, tied with the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, in the “primarily undergraduate” category, but behind Mount Alison University in New Brunswick, and Acadia University in Nova Scotia, both of which are more than 150 years UNBC’s senior. “We are pleased that UNBC remains among the top three ranked small universities in Canada according to Maclean’s,” says UNBC President George Iwama. “As we approach our 25 anniversary in 2015, our strong standing among the best in Canada reflects the unwavering commitment everyone at UNBC has to world-class education and research, and to the North and Northerners.” According to Maclean’s, UNBC ranked highest in three key categories: student awards - UNBC ranks third in its category in Canada in the number of students, per 1,000, who have won national awards; student/ faculty ratio – UNBC ranks second in Canada for the number of teachers per student; research funding – UNBC ranks third in Canada for total research dollars per faculty member. The university also ranks fourth in Canada for the number of professors who have won national awards. The high Maclean’s ranking continues a recent spate of national and local honours for UNBC. The University recently earned high marks from the Globe and Mail newspaper in its annual Canadian University Report, including for environmental commitment, which earned UNBC one of only five A grades in all of Canada. Also the Prince George Chamber of Commerce presented UNBC with the “environmental leadership” award at its annual Business Excellence Awards.

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John Furlong claims vindication What happened or did not happen in Burns Lake at centre of law suits Walter Strong John Furlong has broken his silence on the allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse levelled against him in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper by journalist Laura Robinson last summer. Robinson’s Sept. 26, 2012 article alleged that sworn affidavits from eight students of the former Immaculata School in Burns Lake revealed Furlong to have been physically abusive of some students during his time there as a physical education teacher in the late 1960s. Furlong vehemently denied the allegations as soon as they came out in print. Under legal counsel he went silent on the matter once defamation suits had been filed against the Georgia Straight and Robinson. Three former Burns Lake students, Beverly Abraham, Grace Jessie West and Daniel Morice eventually filed civil suits against Furlong last summer alleging sexual abuse at his hands during their time at Immaculata school. On Oct. 28 2013, Global News broke the story that the RCMP criminal investigation into Abraham’s allegations had concluded months earlier in April with no evidence found to support Abraham’s claims. In a televised broadcast interview with Furlong, Global aired a letter sent to Furlong’s lawyer from the RCMP case investigator stating, ‘the RCMP have concluded their investigation into the matter and have found nothing to substantiate the complaint.” During the interview Furlong ex-

pressed relief that his name had been cleared, although BC RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Rob Vermeulen later said, “Due to the serious and sensitive nature of the allegations… we asked for an independent review of our complete investigation by major crime investigators from another province. That review resulted in a number of investigative recommendations that we continue to follow up on. Our overall file remains open at this time.” Abraham’s civil suit, as well as the other two suits, remain before the B.C. Supreme Court. Furlong added that he had dropped his defamation suit against the Georgia Straight, but that his suit against Laura Robinson will continue. “My defamation case against Laura Robinson will continue and be escalated — she is the perpetrator of these defamatory allegations,” Furlong said. “Ms. Robinson has a two decade-long pattern of inaccuracy in her writing. Her words have hurt innocent people.” Abraham told Global News she was heartbroken at the news that the investigation had been concluded. She did not believe the RCMP had done a thorough investigation. On July 29, 2013, Jason Gratl, attorney for Abraham and West, filed a complaint with the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP alleging bias in the police investigation of his clients. Despite the pending civil cases against Furlong, he takes the conclusion of the RCMP investigation into Abraham’s allegations to be his vindication. “After a thorough investigation, the RCMP have cleared me of the allegations that Ms. Robinson brought to the RCMP on behalf of Beverley Abraham in the summer of 2012,” Furlong said. RCMP will not comment on any ongoing investigations in consideration of the multiple civil actions before the courts.

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Funding available now for healthy living ideas and projects WALTER STRONG Twenty thousand dollars in funding for local healthy living and lifestyle ideas has been awarded to the Lakes District, and the Partnering for Healthier Communities working group is taking grant proposals. Groups and individuals with healthy community ideas in Burns Lake, Southside, Granisle and points in between are invited submit grant applications. In response to a Northern Health initiative, Burns Lake joined several other communities from across the Northwest health region to participate in Partnering for Healthier Communities. The first Partnering for Healthier Communities working group meeting was held on Burns lake on Oct. 12, 2012. The working group is a partnership between the Village of Burns Lake and interested locals. Local community workshops identified areas of need specific to the communities involved. Last March, it was announced that the Burns Lake working group was successful in their work and the Lakes District would receive a $20,000 grant. The funding is meant to target one or more of the risk factors identified by the Burns Lake working group as being a weak link in the district. The list of targeted health risks in Burns Lake includes: lack of exercise, substance

abuse, intergenerational activities, proactive solutions, healthy lifestyles awareness and education, holistic health, and access to healthy food. An ongoing application period was announced recently. Lakes District community groups and individuals can apply for funding for projects that will enhance health and well-being in the Burns Lake area. “We’re hoping for community groups to apply who have a focus on health and

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–MARIE HUNTER

wellness, healthy eating, or healthy activities,” said Marie Hunter, Northern Health health service administrator and project lead. “We’re looking for individuals with ideas as well as groups. They would have to market their proposal, if it’s something that falls into the guidelines we’d see if we could support something it.” Katherine King, a registered nurse and practice support coach, emphasized that funds are available for individuals with initiative and a good idea. “It doesn’t have to be a big project,” she said. “Individuals could apply for little projects.” Larger, more organized groups are al-

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ready aware of the funding, but Northern Health wants to get the message out to everyone in the area. “There’s a lot of independent activity going on in the community, like the Lakes District Trail Blazers for example,” Hunter said. “We’re trying to get in contact with the right people.” Applicants do not have to be registered non-profits, neither do they need to have GST numbers. Application forms are available at the Village of Burns Lake office and at the Chamber of Commerce office in Burns Lake. Filled-out applications can be returned to either location were they will be passed on to the Partnering for Healthy Communities work group. “The Partnering for Healthier Communities workgroup committee will make decisions about which projects receive funding,” Hunter said. The application period will close on Sept. 30 2014, but applications will be taken and considered on a rolling basis until then. “Grants could be awarded on a rolling basis, depending on the needs of the project,” Hunter added. “If there are projects that are favourable, we don’t want to wait too long to release funds.” A related health expo is planned for Jan. 24, 2014 in Burns Lake at the Lakeview Mall. Exhibition booths will be available to promote health and wellness in Burns Lake. More details on the health fair will be announced as they become available. Several other Northern communities successfully received grants, including Va n d e r h o o f , Smithers, and Fort St. James.

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Burns Lake RCMP were stopping traffic on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of a hunter spot-check initiative. They were looking for infractions under the B.C. wildlife act, like hunting out of season, or infractions under the firearms act, like improperly transported firearms. No infractions were found, but RCMP will continue to their efforts. Walter Strong Photo

Reining in gas tax pre-spending Regional district votes to limit cash a director can commit Walter Strong You may complain about your fuel prices at the pump, but at least some of that cost comes back to benefit you through the federal gas tax program which puts a portion of taxes collected back into local governments. The important source of funding came up for debate during the Oct. 24, 2013 Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) board meeting. The formula for spending gas tax funds within

RDBN electoral areas will be changing. Until now, a director could commit multiple years’ worth of gas tax funding to a project, even if that spending extended beyond his or her elected mandate. This meant that a newly elected director could walk into an office where a large portion of the electoral area’s spending capital had already been exhausted by the previous director. This is exactly the situation Rob Newell, RDBN director area G (Houston Rural), faced when he took office. “As a new director, I was unaware that my predecessor [Lance Hamlin] had spent beyond his term in office,” Newell said. “This has left me without gas tax funding to carry out the priorities of my term.” ...see GAS TAX t P16

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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: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca 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 www.eao.gov.bc.ca. 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.

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ZOMBIE WALK SETS STAGE FOR HALLOWEEN Lakes District Secondary School students took downtown by surprise with a zombie walk that stunned locals on Oct. 29, 2013. Two days later, Halloween was taken up with gusto by kids and residents who decked out their homes in the spirit of the eve. Hayden and Jackson (Top L) looked ready to put the trick in ‘trick-or-treat’. Ljiljana Seslija’s Burns Lake home (Bottom L) was a perfect match for creatively costumed candy-seekers. The Little Angel’s Daycare centre (Below) was not to be outdone. LAURA BLACKWELL , WALTER STRONG AND SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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▼ SPORTS

Burns Lake minor league hockey back in action

A tale of two teams. Cormik Turner (L) was strong in net for the Burns Lake pee wee Bruins, while Bruins captian Blain Worthing (R) had Fraser Lake figured out. The Bruins won both their games over the weekend by wide margins. WALTER STRONG PHOTOS On Saturday, they were in Fort St. James to come home with a win, and on Sunday they sent Fraser Lake home empty-handed. Saturday, Nov. 2 was the beginning of minor hockey league action.

RIDING INTO WINTER

Kai Epkins and Chris Paulson ride into the final stretch of unseasonable mild fall temperatures in Burns Lake. The close of the season saw Burns Lake awarded destination status on the International Mountain Bike Association rankings. WALTER STRONG PHOTO

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Chuck Harris and his players entertained the crowd during talent night on Oct. 28, 2013 as part of the two-day Lake Babine Nation community health fair at the Margaret Patrick Hall in Burns Lake.

ARTIST SERIES CONTINUES Lakes District Arts Council guest artist at the recent Woody Holler performance, Rene Jaspers, discusses one of her pieces with an interested concert-goer. A selection of her watercolour and oil paintings will be on display at Process 4 Circle Arts Gallery in Burns Lake for the month. WALTER STRONG PHOTO

Correction In the article ‘Victim services threatened’ published in the Lakes District News Oct. 30, 2013 issue, Sheryl Worthing made the police victims services presentation to council, and that Burns Lake Police Victim services attends police call-outs and engages in community education. Lakes District News apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

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▼ COMMUNITY The Burns Lake RCMP want to remind you that if you leave your vehicle unsecured for valuables in your vehicle you are leaving yourself vulnerable to have your vehicle broken into and items taken. The best practice is to always use an anti-theft device, remove your valuables including coins, electronics, bags, purses and medication. Always lock your doors and windows and remove your keys.

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DECKER LAKE HALL OFFICIAL UNVEILING The Decker Lake Community Hall celebrated its grand reopening since major renovations were completed thanks to the financial support of local and regional partners, and the tireless volunteer work of Decker Lake Recreation Committee (DLRC) members.(Back row L-R) Trent Payne on behalf of Lakes District Maintenance, Sharron Eakin and Bill Miller on behalf of Northern Development Investment, Bill Bueckert of Burns Lake Country Homes, Kay Saul DLRC executive, and Dan Beaudreau on behalf of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund.(Front row L-R) are DLRC executive members Bev Olinyk, and Cecile Phillips, Bernice Magee on behalf of the Burns Lake Community Foundation, and DLRC executive, Sharron Payne.

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GAS TAX from ▼ P12 Newell will only have access to new funding in the final year of his term, hamstringing his ability to direct cash towards local qualifying projects for most of his tenure as director. Although all funding for gas tax projects must receive board approval before they can go ahead, RDBN directors are presumed to reflect the interests of their own constituents, and so their recommendation carries persuasive weight in the final board decision. Under current gas tax rules, RDBN directors are limited on what projects they can spend the money. “Currently the rules are that [projects] have to either reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide cleaner air, or provide cleaner water,” RDBN Financial Administrator Hans Berndorff said. Under the previous formula, a director could ask the RDBN to commit up to five years of funding to one project, even if the director’s elected term would conclude before the five years were up. “Under the existing [RDBN rules], an electoral area can, on any one project, spend the entire amount of funds they will be getting under the current [federal gas tax] agreement.” Newell’s motion was to amend board rules so that no director could spend beyond his or her elected term. There was broad support for Newell’s concerns around the board table. “It [gas tax funding] is the primary resource that allows directors to create the kind of changes in

their region they want to see,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “Every director should have equal access to those resources. We don’t want a person to get elected, and come into a job where the person before them has essentially spent the budget.” Under a resolution passed at the Oct. 24 RDBN board meeting, directors will only be able to commit electoral area tax fund allocations equal to the length of the director’s current term in office. The existing federal gas tax agreement, which expires at the end of December, was a five year agreement. The details of the new gas tax agreement coming into effect in the new year are not yet available, although a loosing of the restrictions placed on what projects qualify for tax fund dollars is expected. Federal gas tax funding is a major source of funds for RDBN directors to facilitate projects within their electoral districts. The RDBN receives a portion of the federal fuel taxes you pay at the pump, and distributes those funds to the electoral areas based on a population-size formula. The RDBN has received $836,699 annually in gas tax funding over the 2005-2013 period. Area B, Burns Lake rural has received $108,451 every year since 2005. Area E, Francois/Ootsa Lake rural has received $77,016, and Newell’s area G Houston rural has received $52,344, all based on population. Within electoral area B (Burns Lake rural), 2012/13 gas tax allocations went towards energy upgrades at the Trout Creek Hall ($25,000), and Island Gospel Fellowship church ($100,000). The Burns Lake Snowmobile Club received $13,731 towards projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Within electoral area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake rural), energy upgrade grants were given to Grassy Plains Hall ($8548, $34,287), Trout Creek Hall ($75,000), Island Gospel Fellowship church ($25,000), and the Southside Economic Development Association ($8160).

Parent-Child Mother Goose. Children between 0-5 yrs. Circle time, snack time & free play 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Wed. & Fri. at Muriel Mould Learning Centre.

Where we are today...

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As the construction of the new Babine Forest Products continues, the latest addition is a 90,000 pound Sennebogen 830 MTH Material Handler equipped with Rotobec 185 grapples. The decision by Babine to go to a 100% cut to length operation, necessitated the purchase of these units. The grapple has a 20 sq. ft. opening capacity capable of unloading a short log truck trailer pod in 3 to 4 bites. These units also are equipped with rubber tires, have 4 stabilizers, a long boom and stick, and an operator cab that can elevate to 20’, making it an efficient machine to our operations. These units are also capable of building log decks 30’ high. A unique feature of these machines is that they have a separate transmission driving each axle and are specially designed for pulling a 100,000 lb log trailer. While recovering logs over spring breakup, logs will be loaded by the Material Handlers from the log decks and forwarded to the sawmill in-feed decks. We expect the delivery of the material handler in November and the training of operators to begin shortly after.

Burns Lake Rotary Calendar - Deadline November 15, 2013. For info call Gordon Douglas at 250-698-7460.


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Ceremony Schedule 10:45 am At the outdoor Cenotaph the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 lay wreath. Cenotaph guards fall in at Cenotaph. Form up of Colour Party, Veterans, and Legion members Guard of Honour. Main Hall, LDSS 10:50 am Parade Marshal forms up main parade in gym at LDSS 10:55 am Colour party and Guard of Honour march into parade square under Sergeant of Arms 10:57 am O’Canada 11:00 am Last Post 2 Minutes of Silence Lament Reveille Act of Remembrance Prayers Laying of Wreaths Colour Party and Honour Guard placing poppies on wreaths at Cenotaph God Save the Queen Main Parade Dismissal Spectators may place poppies on wreath at the Cenotaph Refreshments served at the Legion following the service

Charlie Beatty

Henry R. Adams

joined the Merchant Marines in 1944 at age 18. He served in WW2, and the Korean conflict. He is a retired US Navy Captain of a EOD (explosive ordinance division) frogman unit. He currently lives in San Carlos, CA., with his wife, and near family, but is formerly a resident of Colleymount.

K45279. Enlisted in Prince Rupert, March 1942; basic training and commando training in Vernon. Went overseas, June 1943. Was then sent to take commando training ended up as an instructor’s helper. Highest Rank acting Sergeant.

Alan Blackwell

1945 - Alan Blackwell served in Italy with the special services during the Italian Campaign had invasion of southern France.

Cliff Anderson & Garnet Anderson

Trooper - Garnet Anderson. BC Dragoons (Tank Regiment). Went overseas in Oct. 1943. Served in Italy. Wounded Jan. 1945. Served in Holland and in Germany. Sailed for Canada, June 1945. Volunteered for Pacific Campaign. Deceased 1986. Sergeant Cliff Anderson. Seaforth Highlanders. Went overseas in Jan., 1940. Served in Dunkerque. Arrived home Aug., 1945 and died 1968.

We salute all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

Magnus Anderson

V-49802

E.W. Bowers

Peggy (Margaret) I.J. Brown (nee Mardling)

Reg. #L36686, DCOR’s Tanks, Fourth Division. Battles: Falasie Gap, Shelt Peninsula, wounded in Holland, Canals. Served in Italy. Enlisted August 17, 1929, Saskatoon. Discharged in 1945, Ottawa.

W-942 Both served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Peggy served from 1943-1945 and Sid from 19421945. Wayne Brown’s parents.

Peace

Served in the Second World War. Enlisted around 1939 and was released in 1943.

Freedom’s Price. Take time on remembrance day to honour those who served and died for our freedom.

Earl Anderson

Served in WWII. Went overseas with the medical corps. Helped pick up the wounded in the field and gave medical attention.

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.

Wally Antilla

Take time to honour those who have served so faithfully.

HOMESIDE ANTIQUES 13797 Stearns Subdivision Road, Burns Lake

Flying Dutchman Service

250-692-3337

Dick Bond and Edith Keefe

“This quiet space provided by Process 4 Gallery.”

The Comfort Zone 101- 1st Avenue

Sidney Brown

Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake Pub: 250-692-0068 Liquor store: 250-692-0067

(next to the old “Coffee Cup”)

416 Government St. Burns Lake

15 km East of town

250-692-4300

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.

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)

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.


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Tom and Hugh Cowan

Hector Campbell

a veteran of WWI was at the battle of Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Somme and Hill 70. He joined the army in Winnipeg, March 14, 1916 and came back 1918 with physical damage shrapnel wound in the knee and some gas affliction. He also joined again in WW2 and spent his service guarding german war prisoners in Canada. Medicine Hat, Alberta. He came to know some of the german prisoners and developed friendships with many as they were there by circumstances of war.

Edward J. Clancy

Served in Congo, Central Africa 1961; Africa with United Nations; served in the Mediterranean - Cyprus with United Nations, 1963. Legion member for 27 years.

Joe and Jean Comeau

Jean (Helen Jeanette Forbes) joined the W.R.C.N.S. in November of 1942, taking her basic training at Gault, Ontario. She served on H.M.C.S. Kings in Halifax, H.M.C.S. Proctor in Sydney, H.M.C.S. Cornwall and H.M.C.S. Captor. Joe (Joseph) joined the Army at Kentville, N.S. in May of 1941 and after completing basic training in New Glasgow, N.S. was sent to the Canadian Provost Corps in Halifax where he was involved in policing during the Halifax riots. The couple met when Jean was returning to H.M.C.S Cornwallis from leave and Joe was one of the military police on train patrol. They married at midnight July 31, 1945 as one had received permission to marry on July 31 and the other on August 1. Jean was a member of Branch 50 for 23 years and passed away in 2003 after a battle with Alzheimer Disease. Joe is a life time member of Branch 50 having served in various positions on the Executive Committee and has also served as Zone Commander, Central Zone, of the BC/ Yukon Command.

CMF Second Yorkton. 2 CLAA,1 CDN Div.

James J. Conroy

1916-1994 Emmigrated to Canada from Glasgow Scotland as a young boy with his family settling in Drumheller Alberta. He joined the Calgary Highlanders and trained a Camp Shilo. Jim left Canada on the SS Pasteur and served in particular England during the bombings. He returned to Canada in late 1942 to train soldiers on combat training. He was a renowned sharp shooter.

Pamela Rosemary Fowler

Mother of Lynn Synotte of Burns Lake served in the Women’s Transport Service First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (W.T.S. F.A.N.Y) as a Wireless Operator in Italy during the Second World War. Born in Aldershot, England, Pam married Lloyd Fowler, a Canadian, and moved to Ontario in 1948 where she has lived since.

John Roy Haggarty John was born in 1919 and grew up in Simcoe, Ontario. Roy was stationed at Camp Petawawa with the Royal Canadian Army (5th Field Regiment 2nd Division 28th Battery).

Sapper Andrew George K70723

Andrew was the son of Thomas George and Mary George (Wells). He was the third eldest of seven children and was born June 2, 1920. He grew up in Telkwa as a non status native person. He moved to Broman Lake in his final years with his wife Rita George, where he endured much hardship before he passed away in December 1998. Andrew served four years in the Second World War and reached the rank of Sapper.

William Gilgan

Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in Vancouver in December 1942. In Edmonton Manning Depot until June 1943. To W.E.T.P. courses at University of Saskatoon. Attended Initial Training School Saskatoon until November 1943. To #2 A.O.S. (Navigator’s School) in Edmonton from November to March 1944. Graduated with rank of Pilot Officer Navigator. To A.G.T.A. in Calgary until May 1944 then overseas in June 1944. Flying out of Morten Vallence near Glouscester then flying out of Market Harborough near Lecester in the midlands on Wellington’s. Returned to Canada in April.

Ken Gerow

Hunter Corner

Hunter Corner was veteran of the Boer War and the Great War. Hunter Corner, of Francois Lake, passed away in the Burns Lake Hospital.

Tom Gilgan & Warcup Gilgan

Brothers to former mayor of Burns Lake, Bill Gilgan, all served in the Military.

from Burns Lake served from May 12, 1943 to March 12, 1946. Drove tank for the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. Tank went through second WW and is on display at a museum in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Bruce MacEwen

Bruce was a navigator and pilot in a bombing squadron stationed with the RCAF in England during the Second World War. He flew many sorties into German occupied Europe.

Lest We Forget On Remembrance Day, take time to remember those who fought for our freedom.

Lake Babine Nation

Take Time to Remember ...all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Take time to honour those who have served to preserve our freedom, and those who continue to defend it.

To honour the memory of soldiers that fought for our freedom, the

M. VAN HORN ENT.

CNC - Lakes DistriCt Campus

Mike Van Horn Ph: 250-692-6733

Cell: 250-251-0763 Box 1307, Burns Lake

College of New Caledonia Offices will be closed Monday,

November 11, 2013. 545 HigHway 16, PO BOx 5000, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1e0 TeL 250 692 1700 • Fax 250 692 1750 emaiL: lksdist@cnc.bc.ca weBsiTe: www.cnc.bc.ca/lakesdistrict

Take time this Remembrance Day to honour all the men and women who fought to preserve our freedom. BURNS LAKE AUTOMOTIVE & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. Burns Lake store 98 Francois Lake Drive Fraser Lake store Hwy. 16

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Ross A Goodwin

Ross joined the Canadian Army in January of 1942 at the age of 15 only to convince them he was really 16. He headed off to Prince Rupert for basic training and was deployed overseas upon completion. Ross served in the UK and Europe as a member of the 3rd Anti Tank Regiment. Over his 5 years of service he was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the 193945 Star France-Germany Star Defence Medal. He also made the rank of a Lieutenant Sargent. Ross was discharged from the Army in February of 1946. Upon discharge he returned to Burns Lake and made a life and settled down to raise a family.

Art Long

Albert Jardine

Albert was the son of Amelia Thomas of Stella’ten First Nations and the grandson of Thaudilh Thomas and Cecelia Pinak. Albert served during the Second World War with the Royal Edmonton Regiment. He died on December 30, 1943 of injuries sustained while in action.

Art was born in Vancouver February 24, 1917, and moved with his family to Palling in 1924. He joined the Canadian Army in Prince Rupert, signing up to serve his country in the Searchlight Battery there first. In 1941 Art was transferred to the B.C. Dragoons, a tank regiment centred in the Okanagan, (Vernon), and became part of the Fifth Division of the Canadian Army Overseas, first for more training in England and finally in December 1941 heading for Italy, where they fought up the leg of Italy for many months.

Virginia O’Meara & sister Marion Mummery Basic Training, #9 CMU, (Construction & Maintenance Unit) Rockcliff - Ottawa, Ontario 1943. Both ladies underwent Trades Training in Accounting in Trenton, Ont 1944. Marion was re-posted back in Vancouver in 1944. Later she was posted to London for approx. 2 1/2 years. Virginia was re-posted in the #9 CMU.

William Owen Mummery

Benjamin Ford McLarry

Roy George Minger

Served in the Marines 1914 - 1918. Was in the Peace Works. Served in the Panama Canal, England, Hawaii, Philippines, Canadian Corps of Engineers.

The staff at Technorth remembers those who served for our freedom.

www.technorth.ca Ph: 250 692 7999 Toll Free: 877 692 7997 Email: info@technorth.ca

Honour those who have served to preserve our freedom, and those who continue to defend it.

Burns Lake Band Bag 9000, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7717 Fax: 250-692-4214

WE HONOUR

those who fought to preserve our freedom.

Certified General Accountant

Box 130, 321 Highway 16, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7595 Fax: 250-692-3872

www.mcphailcga.com

Harry Morgan

Ootsa Lake, left East Kooteney with No. 1 Troop, C. Squadron of the Strathcona Horse under Lt. Col. Sam Steele Feb. 1900 for Halifax and on to the Boer War in Africa, including horses and western saddles.

England in 1880. He served in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902 coming to Canada the following year. In 1914 he enlisted for World War I going overseas.

Hubert “Chum” McPhail

February 8, 1919 - April 5, 2002. Hubert went overseas in 1943. Served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in France, Belgium and Holland. Wounded in Dinenter, Holland. Returned to Canada, 1945.

Doug was born in 1922 in Southbank, B.C. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and achieved the rank of Flight Officer. He flew patrol bombers and was dangerously injured when his patrol bomber crashed and burned in 1941. Doug was the only one to survive the crash despite every effort on his part to rescue his crew.

Robert Wilton Murray

Bob was born in 1919 in Nanton, Alberta. Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and achieved the rank of Flight Officer. He was killed on active service when the Spitfire he was flying crashed in the English Channel in 1943. He was 24 years old when lost.

Lest We Forget

854039 L/CPL. 1st Med. Reg’t Platoon R.C.A.S.C. #1 CGRLL Canadian Army Overseas. 5 yrs service

Ben was born March 27, 1922 in Hope, New Mexico, joined the Canadian Army in January 1943. Went overseas with reinforcements in fall of 1944. Landed in Scotland then to England, France and hit the front lines in Belgium. Then to Holland where he spent the rest of his time until the war ended May 5, 1945.

Douglas Gray Murray

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 John.Rustad.MLA@leg.bc.ca www.johnrustadmla.bc.ca 1-877-964-5650

William Henry Moore

The late William Henry Moore was born in Maidstone, Kent,

Lest We Forget

Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

gwyn’s green grocer Hwy 16 Burns Lake

250-692-7709

gwyn@gwynsgreengrocer.ca

It’s the day to honour those men and women who gave of themselves, their time and their diligence in the service of their country. Their courage and personal sacrifice demand our never-failing homage.

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Take Time to Remember...

TakeTime to Remember ...the bravery and sacrifice of the many men and women who fought and died to preserve our freedom.

TIRETECH Auto Centre 182 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake

250-692-7669

We Salute ... all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Burns Lake Flowers For All Occasions

Jack O’Meara

Jack O’Meara joined the Royal Canadian Navy March 1943 for basic training at HMCS Discovery, Vancouver then to HMCS Cornwalis, Nova Scotia for steam boiler trainer then to HMCS Periane at Halifax drafting pool. Drafted aboard HMCS Quapelle Tribal Class Destroyer served on North Atlantic until the end of European campaign. Volunteered for service against Japan granted leave home then drafted on to HMCS Laselle Corvette on Pacific four months then over to HMCS Uganda A Cruiser until discharged on Feb. 20, 1946.

Archie Patterson

Charles Nourse

Charlie served in WW II with the RCAF Atlantic Squadron as an Engine Mechanic. This picture was taken in Europe October 1944. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. WE WILL REMEMBER Charles W. Nourse October 18, 1921 - April 27, 2007.

Abel Peters

250-692-2395

Kenneth Oscar Rensby

L74355 Trp. 14th Can. Hussars 2nd Div.

Those who fought for our freedom.

Ph: 250 692-FARM (3276) Located beside Sunshine Inn at the west end of town

The Sandercott Brothers

L-R: Orville, Donald & Harold - all in the RCAF. This picture was taken in 1944. Orville (Sandy) Sandercott on the left was a long time resident of the Lakes District. All have since passed away.

Arthur Shelford

416 Government Street,

Take time to Remember...

At age 18 years, Archie signed up September 1944. He went overseas with the Infantry Reinforcements to England. Flew to Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Harry Arthur (Mike) Orr

Mike enlisted in the army about 1939 or 40. Mike developed rheumatic fever and was hospitalized for quite a long time. He was not allowed to go into active service, and was discharged and sent home.

Ken enlisted in January 1942, serving with the Eighth Recce - 14th Canadian Hussars 2nd Division. He served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Ken landed on the Beaches of Normandy, 6th June 1944. Prior to VE Day, Ken was in Oldenburg, Germany and after peace was declared, he escorted German prisoners from Holland back into Germany. Wounded twice, Ken finished up the war, receiving his discharge in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1946.

Peters, a member of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, was one of the Canadian troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He joined the Winnipeg Rifles then he went to England and across the Channel, landing with his unit on Juno Beach. After 28 days of fighting in the battlefields of Normandy he got wounded by machinegun fire in the left arm and the head, which resulted in a steel plate in his head. Peters was willing to return to the front, but the doctors said no, they were sending him home.

Cyril Shelford

He was a brave and honourable man who served for his country from 1939 - 1945 in World War II. He is shown at a May 2000 Millennium Celebration that was hosted in Holland to “Thank Canadians” for liberating the Dutch 55 years ago.

Robert (Bob) Prince

Robert, born on March 26, 1921 is the oldest of the thirteen children of Benoit Prince and Sara Steven. Bob served two years during the Second World War as a private.

John Shelford

His Majesty Canadian Service. In service for six years and four and a half on active duty at sea.

Hugh Shelford

Fred Spicer

CMF 1st Canadian Division

Went over to France on the D-Day Invasion. He was taken prisoner. The prison compound in which he was in was attacked by allied planes. As a result of this, Shelford lost an arm.

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

We Remember... Proudly Pause... and Genuinely Thank All of Those Who Have Helped Defend our Freedom and Country.

Take time to honour those who have served so faithfully.

LINO’S

SALES & SERVICE LTD.

Recreation Centre

905 Hwy 16E, Burns Lake,

250-692-7045 250-692-7959

Fax: 250-692-7693 P.O. BOX 788, BURNS LAKE, BC V0J 1E0 TEL: (250) 692-7724 FAX: (250) 692-7767

Serving the beautiful Lakes District for 41 years.

Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom. Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 339, Burns Lake

250-692-3773 email: shelley@burnslakechamber.com

Take time toall remember those who have served to preserve our freedom. In memory of

Abel Peters of Cheslatta Carrier Nation

Take time to honour those who have served to preserve our freedom. Let’s work together to uphold the freedoms they have given us. 418 Yellowhead Hwy., Burns Lake

250-692-7213

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(L-R) Red Redhill, Hugh Cowan, E.

Edward (Ted) Fraser Rowland

1st Canadian Division

Olive (Nancy) Tysoe

Enlisted Aug. 28, 1940 1940-1945 - Canadian Scots - 1st. & 5th. Division Saskatoon Light Infantry P.L. Fusiliers. 19431945 - Served in England, Sicily & Italy

Frank Tibbets Sr.

Sergeant Leroy Carl Stevens

Distinguished Flying Medal

Sergeant Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in January 1943. As a rear gunner he has taken part in many operational sorties, and his citation describes him as a “most successful rear gunner. Throughout he has displayed great initative and dependability combined with absolute fearlessness.” Sergeant Stevens home is in Russell, Manitoba and he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1941.

Charles Van Tine

Johnson, Tom Cowan, Fred Spicer CMF

Frank is the son of Chief Earnest David Tibbets and Adelle (Antoine). He was born on August 16, 1923. Frank served from 1939 to 1945 during the Second World War. He did duty in France, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Germany.

Frank James Smith

She earned her RN diploma in 1938, and enlisted in the war in 1914. Following a year of basic training in Victoria and Prince George, she was sent overseas. Nancy was sustained outside of London, England, for a year before being transferred to a military hospital in Amersfoort, Holland, for two years where, at times, the fighting was less than ten miles away.

Frank Smith was conscripted into the Boer War while on his honeymoon with his wife Henretta in 1899. He was with the Pigeon Scouts for field Intelligence under General Smutt. Frank passed away on February 14, 1940, the same day as his favourite horse.

Canadian Army Scottish Regiment Chuck was born at Ootsa Lake. Chuck was conscripted in 1939 the same time his older brother Meryl volunteered. Chuck was a gunner in the Canadian Tank Corps. In August 1944, at Normandy, their tank was hit, Chuck was badly burned and had several shrapnel wounds to his hands, knee, leg, and a foot. While trying to escape from the tank he was also hit with bullets, miraculously he survived. Chuck and his good friend Allen Blackwell met again in England on ‘VE-Day’, a very happy day for everyone. Chucks five metals are in the Burns Lake Museum.

So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are part of us. We Remember Them. Doug Tipper

Hugh and Cyril Shelford

Trained and worked as a mechanical technician for 26 years. Senior supervisory level as a mechanical technician in the Canadian Forces.

881 Hwy 16 West P.O. Box 939, Burns Lake, B.C. Phone: 250-692-7766 Fax: 250-692-3930

Victor Van Tine

Canadian Army Calgary Highlanders Meryl was from Ootsa Lake, he worked as a surveyor in the Yukon, a logger in Dease Lake, and a freight hauler on the Stikine River, he was a very good hunter and marksman, so when Meryl volunteered to join the Army in 1939, he enlisted at Calgary, and trained as a sniper. On August 1st 1944, Meryl was killed by a land mine, near the small city of Tilly, 22 km from Caene, France. Meryl is buried in France in a Canadian cemetery with many of his buddies, ‘Row-on-Row’. Meryl’s four metals and his Memorial Cross are in the Burns Lake Museum.

Lloyd Edward Watt

1918-1986 Served in the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War 1942-1945 as a Tank Mechanic. Trained Officers to operate tanks.

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On Remembrance Day take time to honour those who served and died for our freedom, for which we will be forever thankful.

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the men and women who fought and sacrificed so we could be free. Honour them on Remembrance Day.

Lest We Forget Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

Lakes Fitness Centre 1411 Miller Road North (Left Off Babine Lake Rd.)

250-692-4203

250-692-3692

870 Highway 16 West Burns Lake

Take Time to Remember ...the bravery and sacrifice of the many men and women who fought and died to preserve our freedom.

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We salute all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom. DS N’ WATER WOO Sports and Recreation 870 Highway 16 West woodsnwater@telus.net

Phone: 250-692-4842

We salute all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Lakeview Mall, 117 Yellowhead, Hwy 16 Phone: 250-692-7077

Honour those who have served to preserve our freedom, and those who continue to defend it.

Take time to remember

all the men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

Dr. J.R. Boss

Lakeview Dental Centre

Highway 16, Burns Lake

250-692-3020

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Remembrance Day Ceremonies 11 Hour 11th Day 11th Month th

Dylan Rysstad & the Rain Dogs with support

from Jeremy Pahl & Blake Bamford

Lakes District Secondary School “Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Live at the Legion November 9th, 7:00 PM $10 at the door

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:00-8:00 pm

Christmas Bazaar

Dinner at the

Legion... Friday Nov 6th

December 7th: 10 - 3

Call Joe to book a table. 250-695-6363 or Legion 250-692-3232

Chicken Dinner $15.00

Read the

Legion Business in the Classified section!!

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion.

email: rcl50@live.ca Phone: 250-692-3232

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Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35

Sunday Morning Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am 250-694-3329 (Church)

IMMACULATACatholic Church 248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. ~ Everyone Welcome ~

OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Sunday 10:00AM

President Lambert 694-3748

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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 1 November 2013

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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR - Family Programs The Program Administration Coordinator will provide the overall program coordination for a variety of designated programs and courses. Duties will include assisting in the acquisition and assess the organization and maintenance of program and course resources, supplies, materials and equipment. Ensure all information pertinent to funding and reporting requirements is collected and disseminated. Qualifications include one year post-secondary academic training in business, communication or office computer skills. Three years of comprehensive program coordination or administrative assistance experience. To find out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: www.cnc.bc.ca/tools/employment Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great benefits, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities. CNC - A COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING THAT CARES, SERVES, AND LEADS 3330 - 22ND AVENUE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2N 1P8 TEL (250) 562-2131 EXT. 5466 FAX (250) 561-5864 EMAIL: RESUMES@CNC.BC.CA

Babine Forest Products Limited, Burns Lake BC

College of New Caledonia

Linden Fabricating Ltd requires experienced FABRICATOR/ WELDERS to work in its Prince George shop. Flux Core & Metal Core, All positions. A background in Sawmill fabrication would be beneficial. To apply, please submit a detailed resume to: Linden Fabricating Ltd. 102-9368 Milwaukee Way Prince George, BC V2N 5T3 Fax: (250) 561-2217 Email: nancy@linfab.com QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. is a Vegetation Maintenance company in Alberta and British Columbia and they are looking for: CUA’s - Certified Utility Arborist’s CA’s - Certified Arborist’s UTT’s - Utility Tree Trimmer’s UTW’s - Utility Tree Worker’s Labourers Work locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia We offer: Competitive compensation Company benefits Excellent Health and Safety Program Please submit resumes with drivers absract to: hr@isley.ca Fax: (780) 532-1250

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Journey Level Electrician Babine Forest Products is currently searching for a Journey Level Electrician with experience in lumber processing machinery. Key responsibilities include troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment and systems, machinery operation, understanding of electrical systems, expertise with all tools related to the trade and good communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to establish a working relationship with maintenance, production and management personnel to achieve the goal of the organization. You must understand the mechanics of working machinery, be able to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment and facilities. The ability to understand and work with work order systems, machine histories, scheduling, warehousing and related maintenance fields is necessary. Preferred qualifications would be a minimum of 3 years in an Industrial Electrician position and Red Seal certification as a Journeyman Electrician. Experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s, Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi VFD’s and IT communications is also preferred. Please forward your resume by November 22, 2013 to: Anne Currie Human Resources Assistant Babine Forest Products Limited hrcanada@hamptonaffiliates.com Confidential fax 503-291-5591 Babine Forest Products, working jointly with First Nations, provides equal opportunity for employment including First Nation status privileges. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and the potential for career advancement. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Trades, Technical EACOM is a major producer in the timber industry. We are looking for Millwrights, Electricians, Management and Operations candidates for Ontario. Come and visit us online for more information: http://www.eacom.ca/jobs-offers E-mail resume to: jobs@eacom.ca or fax 1-514-848-5623.

FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: btelford@livecrown.com FRONTLINE is seeking certified electricians and millwrights with industrial experience for work in BC/Alberta. FEC offers competitive wages and benefits package. Forward resumes to: frontlinehuman resources@gmail.com. HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: hr@gladiatorequipment.com or fax (780) 986-7051.

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net. WESTCAN - Interested in being our next ice road trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: www.westcanbulk.ca or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.

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Far distances will have a extra charge HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. Or visit us online at: www.pioneersteel.ca

This 3000 sq/ft house is locate 10 minutes from town and sits on 7.3 acres. Three bedrooms up and one down with two and a half bathrooms. Hardwood floors on main floor with carpet in master bedroom. Oak cupboards in kitchen and a large wrap around deck. Heated with a wood furnace and natural gas back up. There is a Lot of out buildings including a shop and large barn. As well its on a school bus route.

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BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING 160 acres with totally renovated 1400 sq.ft. home. Three bedrooms, one bath, quality kitchen, laminate flooring. Large 30x60 barn with five stalls, two foaling/hay stalls and tack room. Old heritage barn, outbuildings, auto watering system, fenced and cross fenced. Call for appointment to view (250) 698-7387

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

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

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1993 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4x4: 5.7 litre gas, 2” lift, x-police, 400,000 km. $1500. 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Supercab 4x4: 5.7 litre turbo diesel, leather, 4” lift, headache rack, box liner, 300,000 km. $2500. 1995 Chevrolet Silverado SLT, 2500 s/c long box, 4x4: 6.5 litre turbo diesel, leather, 4” lift, headache rack, box liner, 300,000 km. $3000. 1994 Ford F350 Crewcab, 4x4 (ambulance): 5.8 litre gas, box liner, trailer package, 190,000, new all season tires. $3000. Contact Johnny Johnson at (250) 6920021 or jammonitoring@live.ca for further information.

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WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Notice to these Lock-up Ministorage customers: • Janette Nadeau • Tara Munro • Laszlo Nagy Your furniture and personal goods will be seized and sold after November 14, 2013 for the storage owed. Lock-up Ministorage if full payment is not received by or before November 13, 2013.

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YAORUN WOOD FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN NRFL A76469 and A76470 Please be advised that this Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is available for public review and written comment from Oct 9, 2013 to Dec 8, 2013. The review location is the Pro-Tech Forest Resources office located at 1158 Hwy 16, Telkwa. The FSP is available for review during regular business hours. To review the FSP contact Scott Rowsell at 250-8465060. To submit written comments: • Fax to Pro-Tech Forest Resources 250-846-5007 • Mail to Pro-Tech Forest Resources Ltd Box 100 Telkwa BC V0J2X0 • Hand deliver to Pro-Tech Forest Resources Ltd 1158 Hwy 16 Telkwa

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

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Please be advised that Matt, Dennis and Vicki Nealis are proposing to remove 122.3 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W1691 located in the Takysie Lake area. Inquiries and/or comments must be submitted to The Forstdale Canyon Adventure Ltd. (Alison Patch, RPF) at 7296 Colleymount Road, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2 by November 29, 2013. Only written inquiries received by this date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting the abovementioned at (250) 6956340.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/†/**/*/¥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 1WT, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1SA, 2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD, 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD equipped as described. Freight & PPSA included ($1,650/$1,600). License, insurance, registration, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. *Some features advertised are available features and not standard on all models. See your Chevrolet dealer for details. ‡2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel-consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide for WardsAuto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest available information at the time of posting. *≠When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. Class is light-duty full-size pickups. ††Requires 2WD Double or Crew Cab with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on wardsauto.com 2013 Light-Duty Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. Class is light-duty full-size pickups. †0%/0.9%/1.5%/2.9% lease APR available for 60/48/36/48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 Cruze LS/ 2014 Equinox LS FWD/ 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4X4 1WT/ 2014 Trax FWD, O.A.C by GM Financial. Applies only to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. 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. Dealers are free to set individual prices. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Insurance, license, dealer fees, and applicable taxes not included. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. 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 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/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. $3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase and lease offers of 2014 Silverado Crew Cab, and is applicable to retail customers only. Other credits available on select Silverado models. Offer ends October 31st. ¥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 or chevrolet.ca for details. ≠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 11, 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). $0 first month lease payment means no bi-weekly payments will be due in the first month of your 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 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 dealer for details. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. †*Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. +The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. **Available in select markets. Subscription sold separately after trial period. Visit siriusxm.ca for details.

28 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Lakes District News

Lucky winner, Lucky brother Comfor illuminates the region

Eden won last week’s Burns Lake Pool Society’s raffle of a remote control boat. She quickly announced that the boat would be going to her brother. Submitted photo Slash burning by the Burns Lake Community Forest brightened up the Burns Lake skyline just southwest of town over the weekend. Local smoke and haze was noticed, but burning is almost done. walter strong photo

Burns Lake Lakes District News, November 06, 2013  

November 06, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News