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Families and kids crowded the trails of Steelhead Park last Friday night for the 25th anniversary of the annual Christmas Light Up. Christina and her son Zachary and daughter Brooklyn and nieces Rehanna, Jada and Kylie, enjoyed hot chocolates as they strolled through the lit park.

Canfor steelworkers union has averted a strike and worked out a tentative agreement with the Canfor Corporation late Friday night, Nov. 15. “In general terms, the fiveyear agreement provides significant pay enhancements for trades[people], improvements to health and welfare benefits, stabilizes the pension plan, and seriously strengthens contract language surrounding use of chargehands,” said a statement issued by the union. Frank Everitt, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), said they were bargaining for five months, had five days of mediation, and met with the Interior Forests Labour Relations A s s o c i a t i o n

Tentative agreement includes a Canfor mobile trades unit to replace contractors.

(IFLRA). He said they almost booked out of talks with Canfor but managed to reach a tentative agreement at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Everitt says members of the USW will vote on the five-year tentative agreement this week Thursday and Friday. See UNION on Page 2

HFP workers meet with skills training organizers By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Enhancing current work skills is their focus, and they’re in Houston to support workers at Houston Forest Products. Two people from the Northern Skills Training (NST) were in Houston last week

Tuesday, meeting with HFP workers and telling them about their program. “We want people to have the ability to move forward within the industry,” said Terry Tate, Project Coordinator. “Our objective is to give you the skills you need to [do that]

“We want people to have the ability to move forward in the industry.” - Terry Tate, NST Project Coordinator

- and those skills are transferable,” he said.

NST is a $3 million pilot project that

came out of a labour market agreement and is funded by the federal and provincial governments and administered through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. It is for all employed members of United Steelworkers (USW) in forestry or

mining, to enhance skills and help them keep up with changes in industry and technology by providing free courses and training, said Tate. “In this situation the mill is closing, so whatever skills or enhancements we give them is going to

benefit them when that time comes. “It really does put their minds at ease,” Tate said. Tate says they’ve been involved in seven other mill closures, so they know the common pitfalls and understand the anxiety workers have. See HFP on Page 2

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Tate says they draw out the skills workers have and many have good, transferable skills but they just don’t recognize it. “They’re so used to going to work, ‘this is my job, and then I go home. And then at home I tear my car apart and rebuild my engine or I build a house,’” Tate said, adding that those are valuable skills to have. After bringing out a worker’s present skills, NST helps them figure out how to use their skills to advance in the industry, and guides them in figuring out what upgrades and training they need to get move forward. Workers take an online essential skills assessment, which Tate says is a tool to help ensure success for the workers in the

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Andrew and his sons Luke and Matthew clear off a foundation for an ice rick, which they make every year behind their house. courses and training they need. The assessment shows if the worker has the ability to successfully complete the training and it identifies basic skills, like math or document use, which workers might need to upgrade before taking the training. “We try to make it as easy as possible for them,” Tate said.

After the assessment, NST funds the workers’ training or upgrades, usually online, offering a computer skills course first for those who need it. To help out workers with families and limited computer access, Tate says NST can loan workers a tablet, which is easy to use and is uploaded with necessary course materials.

Tate and Turner met with HFP workers at the mill last week Tuesday, to tell them about the program, and Tate said they had a very positive response. “A lot of [the workers] were saying, ‘thanks for coming in, I feel a little bit better, not so scared and fearful of what’s coming down the pipe,’” Tate said.

Five year tentative agreement UNION from Page 1 The agreement says that a pilot project will be established in the local 1-424 area, Quesnel to Fort Nelson to Smithers, to create a mobile trades unit of USW members. The new unit of tradespeople will replace contractors doing millwright and electrical-type work for Canfor. Asked why they pursued that aspect of the agreement, Everitt said it was because of the shortage of tradespersons. “This is one way to try and assist in addressing that [trades shortage],” said Everitt, adding that they are also putting more apprentices in the operation. “This is not a permanent thing, it’s just a temporary thing to try and get through the next number of years,” he said. The pilot project is a year-long project starting July 2014 or sooner, Everitt said. Other aspects of the five-year agreement in-

clude the compensation package, health and welfare package and other contract enhancements for steelworkers. The agreement lists wage increases, two to three percent each year from 2013 to 2017, with a total increase of 13 percent by 2017. Trades adjustments would increase 50 cents each year, and there would be cash payments for employees - $400 when the deal is made and $1,000 each year 2015 to 2017. The agreement states that as of July 1, 2014, company contributions to the pension plan will increase by $1.00 per hour worked, and employee contributions will increase by 60 cents per hour. The agreement also includes a carpenter rate adjustment, a log scaler premium, and recognition of Family Day as a statutory holiday. Changes to the Health and Welfare Package include lifetime limits for ex-

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n late October, Northwest BC was hit with the news that sawmills in Houston and Moricetown would be closing. In Houston, because of the Mountain Pine Beetle limiting timber, West Fraser and Canfor struck a deal, trading forest resources and each closing one mill. In Houston, West Fraser closed, and in Quesnel Canfor closed. The simple switch helps mills cope with the coming reduction in timber. It makes good business sense, but it’s still hard on communities. The Kyahwood closure is a little different. Owned and operated by the Moricetown Band, Kyahwood produces finger joint studs for the North American housing market. Reportedly, the mill closed due to debt resulting from high transportation costs, both for source wood from Houston and to get products to market. But unlike Houston, Kyahwood is the only employer in Moricetown. It employs 71 people, so the closure dramatically affects the community. Knowing this, Kyahwood is apparently exploring if they could make other products to lower product transportation costs. Two towns in Northwest BC, two closures. What’s next? A few thoughts come to mind. Companies continue to take advantage of the natural resources Canada is blessed with. We’re good at exporting raw materials and manufacturing simple products. However, the real value is in creating specialty products. Yes, the ‘value-added drum’ has been beaten to death. So the trick in this new economy is to add innovation and technology – that’s where there’s high value. Simply one value-added solution won’t work – we need industry to collaborate and form a cohesive network of complementary products. Maintaining the status quo isn’t working, so let’s focus on innovative ideas in the forest sector. Related to that is the need - now more than ever - for research on our forest assets. New information will allow future entrepreneurs to thrive, thereby increasing the sustainability and resilience of communities. To that end, Skeena-Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE) is working with FPInnovations – a large private Canadian non-profit forestry research centre – to research challenges specific to Northwest BC forest resources. But perhaps most importantly, we need to support businesses which already operate in Northwest BC. To that end, Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) has created an online Supply Chain Connector database (www.supplychainconnector. ca), to allow major industry, communities and government to locate northern B.C.-based businesses to help build major projects. None of these activities will magically replace the jobs already lost, but they will assist in developing the Northwest BC forest industry over the long-term. And for residents committed to Northwest BC, the long-term matters. - Tania Millen, environmental consultant, writer and community agitator for SNCIRE in Terrace, BC.

Mirrors reflect appearance, not true beauty  My 10-year-old daughter showed me a picture that was circulating on the internet of three gorgeous models, one in particular with an exceptionally tiny waist. “She’s skinnier than me,” Daisy said about the model in the middle. “And she’s a grown up.” For my sweet little girl, this was confirmation that she herself was “too curvy” and needed to lose weight. I explained that her healthy body was perfect and beautiful exactly the way it was and she didn’t need to change a thing. I then showed her another version of the same picture – but one taken prior to the model’s waist being digitally manipulated to appear inches thinner. Miranda Kerr, the model in question, just so happened to be on my radar since the very photo my daughter was showing me

was being reported on by many online news sites. Apparently the famous model   had posted the 2012 image to Instagram and some detail-oriented people noticed that her waist was much smaller in her version, and started sharing the original picture beside it as a comparison. “Why would she do that Mom?” Daisy asked, after seeing the difference between the two photos. “She was already skinny.” I told her that we didn’t know who altered the picture, but that it was a very common practice. I also said that no matter how great we think someone looks, that person, or someone else, may think otherwise. “You know how you were comparing your body to hers?” I asked. “You should never compare. You are you, and your body is yours. It’s your home

for the rest of your life. Love it and nurture it – and never think it’s not good enough.” She nodded and agreed. But then she said something I was hoping she hadn’t noticed. “But you don’t think your body’s good enough,” she said. “I heard you tell Dad you’re fat.” Ah, nuts. I had been using the “f ” word recently and I clearly needed to stop, for my sake and the sake of our impressionable young children. Not that our 13-year-old son has taken any notice. But when I was his age, I remember how unsatisfied my mother was with her own appearance and I couldn’t understand why she would ever criticize herself. I thought she was beautiful and I hoped to look exactly like her when I grew up.  I didn’t though.  

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After gaining weight during puberty I developed an eating disorder and continued to pack on the pounds well into my mid-20s. I ended up obese and miserable, promising myself that if I ever had kids, I’d teach them to love themselves from the inside out. I wanted them to be happy, confident and satisfied with how they looked no matter how their outer shell appeared. I now worry that I’m failing at least one of them, and will do my best to strengthen her self-worth immediately. But here’s the thing that we all know: children are influenced by so much more than just their parents. They have friends, teachers, family members, famous folks, and many other people and things that affect who they become. There’s only so much we can do. I’m hoping that as

On a brighter note Lori Welbourne long as Sam and Daisy feel cherished and valued for who they are, rather than how they look, they will be light years ahead of me in the self acceptance department.  I don’t want them wasting precious time trying to attain some unachievable idea of aesthetic perfection that means nothing. What I want is for them to embrace their so-called flaws and treat their bodies, and themselves, with the love and respect we all deserve.  

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“I’m staying at home. My mother in law from the Island is coming up Christmas, and my son is home from CNC, where he was doing his second year of media studies.”

“Mostly I will be spending it with my family from Alberta. They are coming here and we’ll probably have a Christmas dinner and play board games.”

“Staying at home, enjoying family time. On Christmas Eve we have snacks and our family party, the kids make gingerbread houses.”

“I’m staying at home and spending it with family. Every Christmas Eve all of us get together and we open up presents.”

Local artists painting murals to spruce up police station By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Houston police have developed a local committee of artists to paint murals for the local police station. RCMP Sgt. Rose says the local artists

have started work already and police are planning a barbecue unveiling next spring, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Houston detachment. “The detachment as a whole, I think looks a bit like a compound,”

said Sgt. Rose. “I don’t like the look of the detachment but I’m fairly restricted on what I can change,” he said, adding that he’s gotten permission to move forward with these plans. “In a nutshell, what

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Letters to the Focus on preserving midterm timber supply

Editor

Editor’s Note: Following is a copy of a letter of reply answering questions in a letter published October 30, 2013 written by Ron Harris. Dear Mr. Harris, Thank you for your letter received Oct. 21, in which you expressed a number of concerns relating to ongoing harvesting in the Paul Lake area. I would like to respond to your letter by first describing ways in which government is managing forest values in the Morice Timber Supply Area (TSA) and then by outlining a number of projects that relate to the concerns you raised. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) sets legal objectives

for managing forest values. We then ensure that Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP) prepared by forest tenure holders are consistent with these objectives. In addition, staff ensure that road building and harvesting activities are in compliance with legislative requirements and FSP. The responsibility for planning and carrying out specific harvesting operations rests with forest tenure holders such as Canfor. The legal objectives in place in the Morice TSA do not prohibit the harvest of green pine or the stands that benefited from silviculture investments. However, in addition to the legal objectives, government also expressed it

expectations by developing guidance with regards to certain forest management issues. In specific relation to your concerns, the Chief Forest in the 2008 Allowable Annual Cut (AAC) determination for the Morice TSA, specified that the AAC included a nonpine species partition equating to 550,000 cubic metres per year. In other words, the maximum amount of green wood to be harvested is 550,000 cubic metres per year. The principle objective of this guidance is to protect the midterm timber supply. This means that government expects the licensees to harvest largely dead pine (approximately 75 percent of the total harvest). Staff regularly monitor harvesting levels in relation to the partition.

Recently staff noticed harvesting that was inconsistent with the partition. Staff acted quickly to identify the concern to the licensees and seek an immediate resolution. At my request, Canfor, West Fraser and British Columbia Timber Sales (BCTS) were asked to prepare a plan that demonstrated how they would meet the partition over the next two years. The key focus is on preserving the mid-term timber supply. The plan was completed to my satisfaction and we are now six months into implementation and the performance has been acceptable. While it is not expected, if non-compliance which the plan occurs I am also ready to prepare a legislative order for the Minister’s decision. Regarding the concern you raised around waste, I would like to assure you that

staff are verifying the waste and residue assessments done by the forest industry. This ensures accountability and minimized revenue risks to the Crown. I would also like to inform you that the Bulkley Valley Lakes District (BVLD) moose population (in wildlife management units 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-8 and 6-9) was surveyed by staff biologists in 2012. The results from this study indicated that there was a 20 percent decline (from 15,794 moose to 12,637 moose) in the population between 2004 and 2012. While this sounds significant, ministry staff were pleased with this result as we were concerned there was greater decline following a severe winter in 2006/2007 during which deer and moose numbers across the region declined. The current density

of moose is estimated to be 1.05 moose per square kilometre, which is considered high. Your observation of not finding a single moose track during your time in the field is not reflective of our investors results. There are significant landscape changes occurring in the area and some of those changes may benefit ungulates (i.e. increased forage availability) and some may negatively impact ungulates (i.e. disturbance and changes in behaviour) at the local level but overall we have not observed dramatic declines at the population level as has been reported in other parts of B.C. Additionally, the licensed moose harvest has been and will continue to be managed conservatively through a combination of

bull-only harvest restrictions and limited entry zone and time regulations to ensure the long-term sustainability of this valuable resource. In closing, I would like to thank you again for taking the time to express your concerns to me. I would also like to reiterate that the government expects the forest industry to focus on harvesting activities in stands that have been attacked by the mountain pine beetle. I am satisfied that the work done in this region in collaboration with the industry serves the interests of local communities regarding the protection of midterm timber supply. - Eamon O’Donoghue, Regional Executive Director for the Skeena Region Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations


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The District of Houston has referred the Draft Development Bylaw (Zoning, Noise, Nuisance, Unsightly Premises, Signs, Development Permits, Manufactured Homes, and Farm Animals; and including Sustainability Guidance) to the Public and Agencies, and Council has given the bylaw first and second readings. • A public open house is being held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:30 in the Council Chambers. • A formal Public Hearing has been scheduled for December 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. You can view electronic copies on the Houston web site located at www.houston.ca, or by dropping into the office to review a hardcopy. You can offer comments by email to John J.Guenther, Interim Planner, District of Houston – johng2@telus.net, or discuss your concerns by calling 250-845-2238. Please recognize that only written comments are entered into the public record.

An SUV hit a commercial transport truck on Nov. 20, claiming the live of a 43 year-old female driver. By Walter Strong Black Press

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the live of a 43 yearold female driver, Burns Lake resident of an SUV. According to an RCMP report, the eastbound SUV collided with a westbound commercial transport truck at approximately 10:22 p.m. on Nov. 20. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames immediately. The drive of the transport truck was taken to Lake District Hospital with minor injuries. The name of the deceased woman is not being released due

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cause of the accident. Full details will not likely be available until the Coroners’ report is released, but RCMP spokesperson Cst. Lesley Smith confirmed the roads were not bare. “I do understand there was compact snow,” Smith said. “I don’t know if that’s the reason why she went into oncoming traffic.” DriveBC, as of 9 a.m. is reporting “compact snow with slippery sections” on Hwy. 16 east and west of Burns Lake.

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to efforts to notify next of kin. Burns Lake RCMP, the Burns Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and Vanderhoof traffic services responded to the accident. Highway 16 is currently open to one lane traffic, but will be closed by 10 a.m. for vehicle recovery. Earlier, RCMP were rerouting traffic along back roads. An RCMP North District collision analyst is on scene investigating the

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The District of Houston is restricting truck parking on municipal land near Elements Restaurant. Mayor Bill Holmberg said they’ve gotten complaints about trucks leaving their trailers there or parking there over a

weekend. “[It’s not overnight parking] that bothered people, it’s when trucks are parked there Friday night to Monday morning, taking up the parking lot with trailers and trucks,” said Mayor Holmberg. Councillor Rick Lundrigan said trucks are required to take a

ten hour break minimum, so they could just put a sign to indicate a ten-hour maximum parking limit. Houston CAO Linda Poznikoff said council is looking at enacting a municipal ticketing bylaw by January, and once it is in place they will post a “Notice to Truckers” sign.


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Police arrested a drunk male at a local bar at 10:05 p.m. Nov. 15. RCMP Sgt. Rose said the male was yelling outside the bar and refusing to leave, and police lodged him in cells until sober. *** Police arrested a male in breach of conditions on Hagman Crescent at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Sgt. Rose said there

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A vehicle hit a moose at 10 kilometre on Morice River Road at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 19. RCMP Sgt. Rose says the moose was killed and the vehicle was significantly damaged, but the driver was not injured. was a disturbance between a male and female, the female tried helping the male and wound up in the hospital with minor injuries. The male was lodged in cells to face charges for breach. *** Police arrested a female for domestic assault at 9:47 p.m. Nov. 16. Sgt. Rose said witnesses said the female assaulted a male in the parking lot of a local liquor establish-

ment, but the female was uncooperative with police and gave them a false name. She was held in custody to face charges of domestic assault, obstruction and breaching conditions. *** Police arrested a female for breach on Nov. 16, after an off-duty officer saw her on Pearson Road with a male she was not allowed to be in contact with, Sgt. Rose said.

*** Police arrested a male for assaulting a female on Morgan Road at 10:37 p.m. Nov. 16. Sgt. Rose says the male was held in custody to face charges of assault and breach. *** A snow plow took off the side mirror of a pickup on Buck Flats Road at 11:05 a.m. Nov. 17. Sgt. Rose says no one was injured and it was not determined

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Town Hall Meeting re: Mill Closure – December 7th

Where the welcome is warm and the wilderness beckons! Upcoming Council Meetings:

Since the October 24th announcement by West Fraser regarding the closure of the Houston Forest Products sawmill in May 2014, Council and staff have been meeting and working with provincial government representatives and community support agencies in an effort to gather accurate information and plan for Houston’s future. Therefore, a Town Hall Information Meeting has been set for:

Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00pm Houston Secondary School

The purpose of the town hall meeting will be to provide an update and put those requiring assistance in touch with agencies that can help, such as employment and training opportunities, completing applications and resumes, etc.

Please join us. Everyone is welcome.

Tues, December 3, 2013 Tues, December 17, 2013 The above meetings are held at 7:00pm in Council Chambers, 3367 – 12th Street. The Agendas can be viewed on the District’s website: www.houston.ca

Website: www.houston.ca Please visit the website for info on: • • • • • •

Council Meeting Agendas Pool Schedule Arena Schedule Important Public Notices Tenders & Job Opportunities Lost Dogs

Community Energy Planning Coming to Houston What is consumption and emissions created across a whole community?

• Energy consumption and emissions created across a whole community. • Creates an energy reduction plan; • The Plan helps meet the climate action legislation put in place by the Province of BC Co-benefits of actions including local economic development (energy – saving $) – more resilient community; and • Partner to get quick practical actions

Webinar: Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm At the Municipal Office (Council Chambers) Main Workshop: Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Refreshments and lunch will be provided At the Seniors Centre

Please RSVP to Mr. John Guenther at the District Office at 250845-2238 or by emailing johng2@telus.net

Municipal Office Hours

New Water Treatment Plant Coming Soon!

Additional Toter Carts

The Water Treatment Plant project is proceeding as scheduled. Earlier this fall the municipal property on which the water treatment plant building will be built was prepared for construction of the plant building in the Spring. Construction will begin following the tendering process which will be completed during the winter.

For those consumers NEW! with additional service requirements, the District of Houston now offers a “Tag-a-Cart” service.

Winter Conditions – Snow Clearing Operations Please keep the roads clear so our snow plows can keep the roads safe. The District of Houston Municipal Street Cleaning Policy states: “To accommodate District of Houston snow removal operations, during the period of October 15th to April 15th, any vehicles parked on municipal rights-of-way between the hours of 5:00 am to 5:00 pm may be towed away at the owner’s expense”. As stated in the District of Houston Traffic Regulation Bylaw:

The owner or occupier of real property shall remove all snow and/or ice from the sidewalks or foot-paths bordering on their property not later than 10:00 am of the day following the snow fall.

Development Bylaw Public Hearing

The Municipal Office located at 3367 – 12th Street is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on statutory holidays)

The District of Houston has referred the Draft Development Bylaw (Zoning, Noise, Nuisance, Unsightly Premises, Signs, Development Permits, Manufactured Homes, and Farm Animals; and including Sustainability Guidance) to the Public and Agencies, and Council has given the bylaw first and second readings.

Email: doh@houston.ca Phone: 250-845-2238 Fax: 250-845-3429

A formal Public Hearing as been scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers. You can view electronic copies on the District of Houston website located at www.houston.ca, or by dropping into the office to review a hardcopy.

For Public Works Emergencies (example: water main break) Call the Municipal Office @ 250-845-2238 for a recorded message with the contact number of the person on call.

Arena Burning Permits Required All open burning within the District of Houston requires a Burning Permit all year round. To obtain a permit contact the Fire Department at 250-845-2250

Changes to Utility Billings Effective January 1, 2014 Annual Utility Billing will cease and all customers will be billed quarterly for the water, sewer and garbage user fees. The quarterly utility billings for Water, Sewer and Garbage will be billed as follows: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 with payment due in 30 days.

Left: Illustrative street perspectives. Top: 9th Street Phase 2. Bottom: 9th Street Phase 3. Right: Aerial rendition 9th Street Phase 4.

Phone: 250-845-7432

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Quarterly billings are sent after the service period. Therefore, the prompt payment discount previously offered on annual (pre-paid) accounts will no longer be applicable.

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Standard First aid course

Drop-In Programs

Tues/Thurs mornings from 6:00 am - 7:00 am Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm And Fitness Fridays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 7 & 8 includes CPR-C

Aquafit: Mon/Wed/Fridays 6:00 am and 9:00 am Circuit Training: Tues/Thurs at 6:00 am in the gym Afternoon Aquafit: Tues/Thurs at 4:00 pm Boot Camp: Mon/Wed &Thursdays at the Community Hall (drop-in for $12). So something every weekday to keep you active, no pre-registration is required! Join us today!

Coming up in December during the Christmas Break we are offering a Bronze Lifesaving Course. This is the first step in becoming a lifeguard. You must be 13yrs of age.

Have you got your copy of our recent Leisure Guide?

Houston Public Library Phone: 250-845-2256 email: hlibrary@telus.net Website: http://houston.bclibrary.ca

What’s Happening... Story Time - Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Book Club – December 4th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lego Club – December 5th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

After School Game Day –

Leisure Facility News & Events Bronze Lifesaving Course

Dungate Community Forest is accepting applications from non-profit groups and organizations. Applications can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce, District of Houston Municipal Office and the Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Houston. For more information contact dungatecomfor@houston.ca

Tuesday – your garbage will be picked up Monday, December 23rd

Thursday – your garbage will be picked up Friday, December 27th

Please recognize that only written comments are entered into the public record.

Phone: 250-845-7420 Email: reception@houston.ca

For the week of December 23rd to 27th, if you regular scheduled day is:

Dungate Community Forest

Wednesday – your garbage will be picked up Tuesday, December 24th

You can offer comments by email to John J. Guenther, Interim Planner, District of Houston – johng2@telus. net or discuss your concerns by calling 250-845-2238.

Pool & Gym

Christmas Garbage Collection Schedule

“Tag-a-Cart” is a waste collection service permitting the service user to set out additional Toter Carts beyond the one-cart limit prescribed by the District provided that the service user attaches a tag for which a fee has been paid to the District for each additional Toter Cart used. The cost for this service is $2.50 per Toter Cart (plus applicable taxes).

December 10th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Aerotek Open Information Session – December 12th from noon to 7:00 pm 

Stories with Santa (sponsored by Houston Link to Learning) December 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from December 22nd - 30th inclusive. We will be open on December 31st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Regular library hours will commence again on Thursday, January 2nd. 


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Town Hall Meeting re: Mill Closure – December 7th

Where the welcome is warm and the wilderness beckons! Upcoming Council Meetings:

Since the October 24th announcement by West Fraser regarding the closure of the Houston Forest Products sawmill in May 2014, Council and staff have been meeting and working with provincial government representatives and community support agencies in an effort to gather accurate information and plan for Houston’s future. Therefore, a Town Hall Information Meeting has been set for:

Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00pm Houston Secondary School

The purpose of the town hall meeting will be to provide an update and put those requiring assistance in touch with agencies that can help, such as employment and training opportunities, completing applications and resumes, etc.

Please join us. Everyone is welcome.

Tues, December 3, 2013 Tues, December 17, 2013 The above meetings are held at 7:00pm in Council Chambers, 3367 – 12th Street. The Agendas can be viewed on the District’s website: www.houston.ca

Website: www.houston.ca Please visit the website for info on: • • • • • •

Council Meeting Agendas Pool Schedule Arena Schedule Important Public Notices Tenders & Job Opportunities Lost Dogs

Community Energy Planning Coming to Houston What is consumption and emissions created across a whole community?

• Energy consumption and emissions created across a whole community. • Creates an energy reduction plan; • The Plan helps meet the climate action legislation put in place by the Province of BC Co-benefits of actions including local economic development (energy – saving $) – more resilient community; and • Partner to get quick practical actions

Webinar: Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm At the Municipal Office (Council Chambers) Main Workshop: Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Refreshments and lunch will be provided At the Seniors Centre

Please RSVP to Mr. John Guenther at the District Office at 250845-2238 or by emailing johng2@telus.net

Municipal Office Hours

New Water Treatment Plant Coming Soon!

Additional Toter Carts

The Water Treatment Plant project is proceeding as scheduled. Earlier this fall the municipal property on which the water treatment plant building will be built was prepared for construction of the plant building in the Spring. Construction will begin following the tendering process which will be completed during the winter.

For those consumers NEW! with additional service requirements, the District of Houston now offers a “Tag-a-Cart” service.

Winter Conditions – Snow Clearing Operations Please keep the roads clear so our snow plows can keep the roads safe. The District of Houston Municipal Street Cleaning Policy states: “To accommodate District of Houston snow removal operations, during the period of October 15th to April 15th, any vehicles parked on municipal rights-of-way between the hours of 5:00 am to 5:00 pm may be towed away at the owner’s expense”. As stated in the District of Houston Traffic Regulation Bylaw:

The owner or occupier of real property shall remove all snow and/or ice from the sidewalks or foot-paths bordering on their property not later than 10:00 am of the day following the snow fall.

Development Bylaw Public Hearing

The Municipal Office located at 3367 – 12th Street is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on statutory holidays)

The District of Houston has referred the Draft Development Bylaw (Zoning, Noise, Nuisance, Unsightly Premises, Signs, Development Permits, Manufactured Homes, and Farm Animals; and including Sustainability Guidance) to the Public and Agencies, and Council has given the bylaw first and second readings.

Email: doh@houston.ca Phone: 250-845-2238 Fax: 250-845-3429

A formal Public Hearing as been scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers. You can view electronic copies on the District of Houston website located at www.houston.ca, or by dropping into the office to review a hardcopy.

For Public Works Emergencies (example: water main break) Call the Municipal Office @ 250-845-2238 for a recorded message with the contact number of the person on call.

Arena Burning Permits Required All open burning within the District of Houston requires a Burning Permit all year round. To obtain a permit contact the Fire Department at 250-845-2250

Changes to Utility Billings Effective January 1, 2014 Annual Utility Billing will cease and all customers will be billed quarterly for the water, sewer and garbage user fees. The quarterly utility billings for Water, Sewer and Garbage will be billed as follows: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 with payment due in 30 days.

Left: Illustrative street perspectives. Top: 9th Street Phase 2. Bottom: 9th Street Phase 3. Right: Aerial rendition 9th Street Phase 4.

Phone: 250-845-7432

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Houston

/ FALL 2013 14 WINTER 20

Club... nior Lifeguard Join our Juer 22 - Novemberpm14:• $40.00 N ™ HOUSTO ry day. active. eve everyone.

Octob 4:00-5:00 hursday ak: Tuesday/T Spring Bre 0-4:00pm 2:3 or during ay/Friday information Wednesd e Monday/ - See page 13 for mor $22.50

Quarterly billings are sent after the service period. Therefore, the prompt payment discount previously offered on annual (pre-paid) accounts will no longer be applicable.

Toonie Swims

Standard First aid course

Drop-In Programs

Tues/Thurs mornings from 6:00 am - 7:00 am Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm And Fitness Fridays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 7 & 8 includes CPR-C

Aquafit: Mon/Wed/Fridays 6:00 am and 9:00 am Circuit Training: Tues/Thurs at 6:00 am in the gym Afternoon Aquafit: Tues/Thurs at 4:00 pm Boot Camp: Mon/Wed &Thursdays at the Community Hall (drop-in for $12). So something every weekday to keep you active, no pre-registration is required! Join us today!

Coming up in December during the Christmas Break we are offering a Bronze Lifesaving Course. This is the first step in becoming a lifeguard. You must be 13yrs of age.

Have you got your copy of our recent Leisure Guide?

Houston Public Library Phone: 250-845-2256 email: hlibrary@telus.net Website: http://houston.bclibrary.ca

What’s Happening... Story Time - Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Book Club – December 4th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lego Club – December 5th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

After School Game Day –

Leisure Facility News & Events Bronze Lifesaving Course

Dungate Community Forest is accepting applications from non-profit groups and organizations. Applications can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce, District of Houston Municipal Office and the Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Houston. For more information contact dungatecomfor@houston.ca

Tuesday – your garbage will be picked up Monday, December 23rd

Thursday – your garbage will be picked up Friday, December 27th

Please recognize that only written comments are entered into the public record.

Phone: 250-845-7420 Email: reception@houston.ca

For the week of December 23rd to 27th, if you regular scheduled day is:

Dungate Community Forest

Wednesday – your garbage will be picked up Tuesday, December 24th

You can offer comments by email to John J. Guenther, Interim Planner, District of Houston – johng2@telus. net or discuss your concerns by calling 250-845-2238.

Pool & Gym

Christmas Garbage Collection Schedule

“Tag-a-Cart” is a waste collection service permitting the service user to set out additional Toter Carts beyond the one-cart limit prescribed by the District provided that the service user attaches a tag for which a fee has been paid to the District for each additional Toter Cart used. The cost for this service is $2.50 per Toter Cart (plus applicable taxes).

December 10th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Aerotek Open Information Session – December 12th from noon to 7:00 pm 

Stories with Santa (sponsored by Houston Link to Learning) December 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from December 22nd - 30th inclusive. We will be open on December 31st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Regular library hours will commence again on Thursday, January 2nd. 


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Left: Deputy Mayor Shane Brienen leads the crowd of families and kids in the countdown to light up the park. Bottom left: Carter, Jayden and Kenley check out the puzzles at Fields during the Midnight Madness sales. Bottom right: Excited and happy kids crowd around Santa Clause at Steelhead Park during the annual Christmas Light Up. This is the 25th year that Houston has held a Christmas Light Up at Steelhead Park.

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different theand community - an alwas bred in a small to town you beat some of ternative what traditionally these big shots, it’s ato great feeling,” she said.the community has offered,” she Three small months ago, her well-named horse Her crown came from New Mexico, but Donalda, a participant in said. A relaxing and supportive Crayola had a foal that Gregorowich plans to when Houston’s own Rebecca Dallaire won the Diane Batley’s HeART & Soul Eachand week she emails an intendrop-in group, Rodeo HeARTQueen & Soul train up in Alberta Oklahoma. first-everart Smithers contest, the drop-in art group, works on a tion to the group, such as ‘through invites people to express them“I’m hoping she can be my world contendmoment was totally Bulkley Valley. the eyes of a child,’ or ‘relaxation selves through art. sash worn by one of her beautiful 3-D art project with er,” she says. When a stubborn techniques the group learned and meditation,’ androdeo thenroyals, she Seated in aroyalties circle, visiting The youngest of this year’s fellow rodeo needed aquipin, it came in the program. opens each session with a short etly with their neighbours or Adele Murray says the contest was her first courtesy of a spectator who happened to have a discussion about the intention wrapped in their time giving a public speech, let alone a TV“to inspare in hisuparm sling.own thoughts, Jackie Lieuwen/Houston Today 12 And to 15 people or terview. help you turn inward for creative high amongsitthesketching diamond driller’s caps painting while a quiet Murrayexpression.” did great, says organizer Andi Houland Western art given out asmelody door prizes at the an art plays in the background. den, picking After up the that, awardshe for teaches Most Improved Aug.18 coronation was an egg carton filled with technique, such as 3-D art using Led by self-taught artist Diane Public Speaker. home-made fire-starter and a bag of gardentissue paper keeps or gels,eight techniques Batley, HeART & Soul is about At home, Murray fish andfora fresh potatoes. on canvas or one on paper, or building community and encourcat namedpainting Chevy along with her and only If that sounds too homespun a prize for such how to do zen diagrams. aging healthy self-expression. horse, Chip. a regal event, the three girls who competed this participants freeup to ridtry says ofit sparkle is open “I was on Then a riding lesson and Iare ended yearBatley had plenty on to theirthe crowns, belt or simply public all riding different ing her andthe felltechnique in love,” Murray said. do their buckles and and welcomes metallic blue chaps to outart this or painting for up to about three levels “I saidown ‘I want one—I don’t care shine it.of experience, ethnic groups hours. andDallaire’s ages - her youngest particiany of the others.” mother Bibs says the sparkling Thirteen-year-old participant pant was years old. Murray bugged her dad about Chip for years side of the2.5contest, which combines fashion, saysday he insteps The group shares ideas events, about is someuntil one fiJeremiah ne December 2008.out of his speaking and horsemanship tomorning be part and of the painting andtocreativity and they “I wokeschool up thatschedule Christmas she thing best left her daughter. group for an hour. learn from each other and enwas standing outside,” she says. “She likes shiny things,” she says with a “I horse, come Murray here sosaid, thata Ithoroughcan get courage andlike support each other Chip is a fast laugh. “She’s a magpie.” away from everything in their art, Batley bred and quarter-horse cross who else… is moreI just into Dallaire’s father said. Marcel also more toward letand mybarrel feelings gothan onto the paper Batley gymkhanas racing showing. rodeo than started royalty. HeART & Soul draw,” Oct. partnership with tothe Murraywhen also Icame to he thesaid. contest without a “I 15, thinkinthey should all have ride a bull,” “I feel more relaxed and calm Literacy Task Force, which inlot of show experience, but her confidence grew he joked. “The one who’s under 8.2 seconds [aftersession the artshe group].” cludes Northwest after a practice held at her house in gets to keep the crown!”Community Rebecca Dallaire, front, rides in the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair on Aug. 22 with AmAnother participant who has College, Houstonwith Public Library, the weeks before. But speaking Dallaire and her felber Gregorowich, left, and Adele Murray, right. been coming from Houston Link to Learning, “We had good times,”for shefour says.weeks Each of the low rodeo princesses Amber Gregorowich and Photo by Grant Harris Smithers, says the group gives her a Friendship Centre, Houston girls took a practice spin down a pretend “runAdele Murray, it’s clear that for them too, being to refl ect her on what she’s going Community Services, School stretched from kitchen to the liv“Paint horses are my favourite breed because way” that time rodeo royalties means more than a smile and a how different horse breeds and bloodlines are through. District 54 and Northern Society added, with coaching from former doing. there one of the most versatile horses, and no ing room, she slow wave. Her purpose is “bringing the “It’s anqueen outletSavannah - a therapeutic “It was a healing process for forNow Domestic Peace. Williams Lake rodeo Davies. Paint and quarter horses are favourites for two look the same,” she says. 22 years old, Dallaire has been riding community together through creoutlet… rarely do I just sit for three me. It tapped into areas that were They also gave her a $500 As for who fi nally won the queen’s crown or barrel racing, she says. “You can do jumping, you can do barrel rachorses since before she could walk. and also ing, [using art] as a closed hours do this typethree of friends stuff,” and amazing opened me to my startup grantshe inlikes October sohorses, she Dallaire princess tiaras,and Murray said the “They’re built to take off ativity… from a standstill Western pleasure, they make kids’up the And while to show healing process.” she no said. fullthey’re potential. could supplies and offer the big deal. into high speed, and they handle corners really horses, they drive, and not as skittish or agreed it was says herget biggest thrill is barrel racing. “It’s a time to create ‘a resting “It’s always been a way of cop“[Art has] helped me get program free, and now Dungate “We’re all good,” she said, smiling. spooky as some other breeds.” “Your heart gets racing as soon as you come well also.” heart,’ by embarking on a journey ing for me, in high schooltoeven,” through a lot of anxiety, and I Community Forests has promised Smithereens got their fi rst chance meet Of the two, her mother Bibs says she likes At 23, Gregorowich has plenty of Smithers through the gate,” she says. “Everything hapof creative exploration. [A time said.during the fall fair last weekusedunder it for her calming and really tapapens $500 grant sofast—you she can continue their rodeoshe royals and Terrace horse shows belt already, incredibly don’t have time to paint horses best. your HeART & SoulDallaire runs at ping she intohopes my creative energy,” to provide the free drop-in proendshe and Rodeo Queen Rebecca willthe be “They say on the fifth day,for] Godawakening created the your butsoul in thetonext two years to scout out make mistakes.” authentic self,” she said. Northwest Community College said. gram in January, she said. “If you mess up in your pattern and lose half horse and on the sixth day he painted all the the world show for paint horses in Fort Worth, riding a paint horse made for celebrity. Batley says sheTexas. took a spon9:30nitely to 12:30 every Tuesday Those in the Kelowna class sug“Art a tenth is of for everyone. “He’ll defi be thea.m. prettiest horse there,” or even a second, that could change good ones.” taneous process painting until mother. Dec.17,“He’s and will startupKutchagain gested sheshe start upadding a similarsays proSpontaneous process painting is Rebecca’s the Ashton Rodeo princess Amber Gregorowich agrees. “It’s theclass, best of the best,” says, your position from first to fifth and your payout HeART Fit, in Kelowna and it in January. For more information gram in Houston, and she thought about painting without judgeGroup participant A confident speaker who won this year’s that she would like nothing better than to win at er of the horse world.” might not even happen.” openedwarns her up anda Bulkley contact dbatley@telus. it wasValley-bred a good idea. ment or criticism or events award for speech craft, Gregorowich “He thinks he’sDiane a maleatmodel, he really thatto new Forttextures Worth with horse. Dallaire watchesfrom rodeoyourself and racetrack colours in her art. net or NWCC at 250-845-7266. “I wanted to offer something others,” Batley said. does.” she could talk about paints forever. “If you go down to worlds with a horse that all over North America, keeping a sharp eye on Houston Today

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Hospice Society thanks dedicated yard sale volunteers

For 12 years Ann Wilson and a dedicated group of volunteers, comprised mostly of members of her family, have raised a quarter of a million dollars to support Houston Hospice Society by holding the Annual Hospice Yard Sale. This year and last

the proceeds of the sale have been split with the Food Bank. Thanks to this phenomenal effort Houston Hospice Society has been able to quietly carry out their good work. The funds raised by Ann’s group have been used to provide education to hospice

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volunteers who are trained to provide

Houston Snowmobile Club

All Snowmobilers are invited to an

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support to patients and families during end-of-life care. Some of our volunteers have the 35 hours of recommended training for this work, and many others are at various stages in training. Some of those who have been fully trained have moved away or are simply no longer volunteering. This is Jackie Lieuwen/ Houston Today

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November 27th, 2013 7:00pm at the Idylwild Motor Inn

For information contact Terry at 250-845-8027

Houston Community Calendar

Please keep your announcements as brief as possible. Deadline (faxed or mailed or delivered) is 4 p.m. Thursday. Items are printed or alternated as space permits. Items will be accepted via fax, email or dropped at the office. No phone calls please. More calendar items are listed online and can be submitted or viewed at www.houston-today.com Free curling. Part of Sports Day in Canada, the Houston Curling Club is putting on a “Curling Try It Out” week. Drop in with clean shoes at the curling rink on Thurs 2:30 or Fri. or Sat. at 7 p.m. and do some curling or learn from a curling instructor. Houston Public Library - Story Time – Wed: 1:302:30pm Free for children ages 0 to 5 with a parent n July 2007 or caregiver. • Passport Photos with Mark Zagwyn on Nov. Newspapers 28: 12-5pm. For more info on any of the above events or to register, please call the Houston Public Library at Pantone 287 Blue 250-845-2256. Pantone 356 Green Houston Cutloose Quilters meet Nov 30 for a Quilters Pantone 139 Harvest Day-Out in the Houston Library’s Canfor room. Call Mary at 845-2668 or Pam at 845-2573 for more information. Serendipity Craft Fair is Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houston Mall. For vendor registration call: 250845-2222 Holiday Light Up Contest - Show your community spirit by entering the Holiday light up contest. $50.00 Houston Merchant Gift Certificates to the Colour Logo Filewinner of each category. The categories are as follows: Business,

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Over 12 years, volunteers raised a quarter of a million dollars for the Hospice Society.

Rural, East side of Houston (East side of Buck Creek), West side of Houston (West side of Buck Creek). Nominations accepted until Dec 12, 2013. Forms can be dropped off at Bulkley Valley Home Centre, Reitsma’s Home Hardware and the Houston & District Chamber of Commerce. Judging will take place on Dec 13, 2013 and the winners announced in the Dec 24, 2013 edition of the Houston Today. Free guitar lessons. Drop in beginners guitar lessons at the Houston Public Library 3:30 to 5 p.m. offered in partnership with NWCC, Houston Link to Learning, and the Public Library. Anyone with questions call NWCC at 250-845-7266. Aerotek is hosting an open information session for skilled trades people who may be interested in upcoming industrial construction projects across Western Canada. Aerotek representatives will be at the Houston Public Library on Dec 12: noon - 7 p.m. in the Canfor Room. No appointments necessary - just drop in. Grief support group presented by the Houston Hospice Society.There are trained facilitators; and it is a 10 week course with two hour sessions. It will start when there are enough participants. To register call: 250-845-4921 or email: houston hospice@hotmail.com Houston Dart League is Sat. evenings at 7:30pm. upstairs at the Houston Curling Club. Blind doubles games. The Houston Legion Branch 249: Meeting: 2nd Mon.

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of the month is Executive, 4th Mon. is General Meeting. Seniors Bingo is every Tues. at 7:00pm at Cottonwood Manor. Entry is $1. Come out & enjoy a fun prize filled evening. Lots of prizes!

Topley

Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings every 2nd Tues. of the month at 7:30 pm. Fire practices every Thurs. at 7:30pm. Structural Firefighting/Hwy Rescue. Interested? Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. is accepting applications. No experience necessary please contact Byron - F/C 250-696-3348 or come to a fire practice: Thurs. @ 1930 hrs (7:30pm)

Granisle

Granisle and District Seniors meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month at 1:00pm in the Seniors Centre. Granisle Volunteer Fire Department meetings & fire practices every Tues., 7:00pm at the Fire Hall. Granisle Church of the Way services are Sun., 11:00am Bible study is Thurs. at 7:00pm.

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not a disappointment to the Society, as this training is always going to be something the volunteer will use, wherever they are, if they are involved with the death of a family member, friend, or neighbour. The Society has a large amount of equipment to lend so that palliative patients are able to be at home for as long as they choose when faced with a terminal illness. Many have caregivers who have been able to care for them at home until their death. During this time Houston Hospice Volunteers are able to provide support for the caregivers. Houston Hospice also used part of these funds to furnish the respite/palliative

Above, Coordinator of the Houston Hospice Society Linda Bush shows off some of the equipment which the Hospice Society lends to palliative care patients in Houston. Left: The Respite/ Palliative Care Unit in the Houston Health Centre was furnished with funds from the Houston Hospice Society. unit at the Houston Health Centre. Health Centre staff say that the unit has been very busy since its opening with respite patients sometimes being put on a wait list. When a palliative patient is in the unit Hospice volunteers are again available to support the patient and the family. Houston Hospice Society will certainly miss this dedicated fund-raising group and the people of Houston and the surrounding area will certainly miss the yard sale itself. There will not be many people who have not either donated to or purchased items from the yard sale. This yard sale was a service to the community. - Submitted

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Police report declines in thefts, assaults and mischief By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Police have seen declines in thefts, mischief, disturbances and common assaults in Houston this past quarter, RCMP Sgt. Rose reported to council. Presenting at the council meeting last week Tuesday, Sgt. Rose detailed enforcement of RCMP priorities including speeding, impaired driving and theft from vehicles. In the last quarter, July 1 to Sept. 30, police caught five impaired drivers and issued 61 violations for speeding, 25 for other vehicle offences and 97 warnings, Sgt. Rose said. The number of impaired drivers police caught is less than their goal, but Sgt.

Rose says that’s a good thing. “It’s not because we’re not looking for them; we’re just not finding them,â€? he said. “We are getting into the Christmas season, when drinking and driving tends to be a bigger issue‌ you’re going to notice a very obvious increase in police presence at night, especially on weekends. We’ve also partnered with the traffic service unit based in Smithers, to come into Houston and do some additional enforcement, so you’re going to see a fair number of road checks between now and the end of December,â€? Sgt. Rose said. Council raised concern last year about property crime, specifically theft from vehicles, and Sgt. Rose said he was happy to

report that they had only one substantiated theft from a vehicle. “We’ve seen a very, very significant decrease,� said Sgt. Rose, adding that it is partly because of the local media advising people to lock their vehicles, and partly because one of the only property offenders in Houston is now in custody. Sgt. Rose gave a list of other statistics, comparing the same quarter of 2012 to the past 2013 quarter: Common assaults have decreased from 29 to 19, and break and enters have dropped from eight to six. Thefts, mischief and possession of stolen property has significantly decreased, from 53 to 33. Motor vehicle accidents have

dropped slightly from 22 to 18, and injury accidents from five to four. False alarms have stayed stable, with 25 in 2012 and to 26 this year. Intoxication in public remains stable as well, with 29 last year and 26 this year. Disturbance and breach of peace charges have substantially decreased from 61 to 31. Police have also seen a distinct shift in calls for service: a drop in calls from a certain building on Sullivan Way, and a distinct increase in calls from the 3000 block of Pearson Road, said Sgt. Rose. The Sullivan Way building, which has previously accounted for a large portion of calls, dropped from 46

in 2012, to 28 this year. Calls from Pearson Road, on the other hand, went from four up to 18. Sgt. Rose says some of the people have simply moved, but there is also “a fairly large group of new faces in that particular area.� “That’s something we’ll continue to monitor,� he said. The Houston police are planning to launch Block Watch in December. “It is something that would help us because it encourages people in specific neighbourhoods to keep their eyes open and assist [police] by reporting anything that is of concern in their neighbourhood,� said Sgt. Rose. Anyone interested in Block Watch can contact Sgt. Rose at 250-845-2204.

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While driving through the Prairies, we encountered a swarm of bugs which splattered all over our windshield. In a very short time it was very difficult to see past them and keep my eyes on the road ahead. I had to concentrate to keep my focus off of the mess on the windshield and onto where I was going, so I wouldn’t run into the ditch. I am sure that you have experienced the same thing to a greater or lesser degree. (Though this was very extreme, the windshield was almost covered in bugs. We had to pull over at the nearest opportunity and clear them off, only to hit another swarm a little farther down the road). Life is often like this. There are many “bugs� that come along that distract us from the path that we should be on. On the negative side, that unkind remark, the car that would not start, the bank account that is empty, the bills that need to be paid, the rust on the old car, or the eyesight that is not as good as it used to be. Sometimes even things that we think are positive take our attention from the really important things in life. Take for instance too much attention on my hobby at the expense of my family, or eating my favorite flavor of ice cream cone without watching my waist line. Maybe it’s making sure I am blessed without thinking how I can be a blessing to others, when Jesus tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35) Splat, another bug has hit and is obstructing my view. What am I to do? Should I focus on the distraction? If I do I will become disoriented and my true sense of direction will be impaired at best or even completely lost. I will end up in an accident or in the ditch, The only way to stay on the path laid out for us is to keep our focus on where we should be going, on our goal. Our Creator, God, has made a way for us. It is the only true way, all the rest end up in the ditch. That way is through the person of Jesus Christ, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.� John 14:6 NLT We must keep our eyes focused on him and the life he has for us, Then we will have a true direction with eternal results, no matter how many bugs hit us along the way. “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.� Hebrews 12:2 NLT Submitted by Ken Penner Sponsored by Riverside Gardens

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SAWMILL SUPERINTENDENT Adams Lake Division

IMMEDIATE OPENING International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com. The Adams Lake Division is located between Salmon Arm and Kamloops in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia. In 2009, the Adams Lake operation successfully commissioned a new sawmill and is now a leader in safety, efficiency and high value production. Interfor – Adams Lake Sawmill Division is accepting applications for a Sawmill Superintendent. The successful candidate will be an engaging safety leader that will thrive managing a highly motivated team in a technical and fast paced manufacturing environment. The right person for the job will have a minimum of 5 years experience in sawmill operations at the supervisor and/or superintendent level and possess a thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.

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Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a forest products company located in Terrace, British Columbia operating a sawmill and a related woodlands operations. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Operations Supervisor. The Operations Supervisor will supervise and contribute to managing forest operations related to our forest tenures, with a focus on the supervision and coordination of all aspects of harvesting and road construction. Specific roles and responsibilities of the position include: • Ensure operations are conducted safely and in the most environmentally responsible and cost effective manner; • Provide direction and supervision to ensure compliance with logging, site and other plans and various legal or regulatory requirements; • Administer and manage contracts for logging and other operations; • Assisting in coordinating, planning and scheduling of production in order to achieve log delivery targets; • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a system for determining rates and costs for logging, hauling and road construction; • Assist with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets and forecasts related to forest operations; and, • Maintain effective relationships with government agencies, contractors, suppliers, First Nations and stakeholders. Candidates will have at least two years of operational forestry experience and be a Registered Professional Forester or a Registered Forest Technologist in good standing, or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Additionally, the individual should demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and be proficient with applicable computer software. More experienced candidates would be considered for a more senior role / position. Skeena Sawmills Ltd. offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you are an appropriate candidate for this position and you are seeking a challenging position with opportunities for career advancement, then please forward your resume and covering letter to the Plant Manager at don.macdonald@skeenasawmills.com by December 4th, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Duties include customer service, receiving, clean up and deliveries. Must have class 5 Drivers license and clean driving record. Experience in retail and building supplies an asset, but not essential. Benefit Package available. Please fax or email resume to Amanda at 1-250-845-7608 or amanda@bvhome.ca

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The Huckleberry Mine is an operational copper/ molybdenum mine located approximately 130 km due south of Smithers and 86 km southwest of Houston, in west central British Columbia. The Mine is owned by Huckleberry Mines Ltd. and produces approximately 80,000 WMT of copper concentrate annually, while employing approximately 280 staff. The Mine has been operating since 1997 and is planned to continue operating until 2021. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

ACCOUNTANT HML is seeking a newly designated accountant, preferably with resource based knowledge with strong technical and ,7 e[perience to Àll a full time permanent Accountant position, reporting to the Accounting 6uperintendent. 7he successful candidate will form an integral role in the operational accounting, transaction processing, Ànancial statement preparation, cost management and long term strategic planning within the accounting department. He 6he must work well both independently and in a team environment. 6peciÀc functions are Áe[ible and will vary depending upon the candidate·s TualiÀcations, however they can include: ‡ Preparation of monthly Ànancial statements ‡ 6upervision of Accounts Payable personnel, review and approve invoicing and cheque processing, providing guidance into day to day and shortlong term objectives • Work closely with Purchasing and Warehouse department to manage integration between Purchasing and Accounting software • ([pense analysis and cost management activities, including review of monthly cost reports with various departments • Assist in preparation of annual budgets • Coordinate with external auditors for preparation and completion of annual audit • Prepare ad hoc documents and analysis for other departments, Mine *eneral Manager and Vancouver ofÀce to assist in cost management, expense analysis and corporate presentations • Assist in long term planning and Ànancial feasibility studies • Assist in development of accounting related systems and processes, including implementing cost control policies • Coordinate with external suppliers and external consultants, as required • Develop and improve upon overall accounting system and reporting requirements in coordination with Accounting 6uperintendent, other departments and Mine *eneral Manager HML offers a competitive salary and comprehensive beneÀts package commensurate with the candidate·s experience and the role of an Accountant. 5elocation assistance is available as required. Please submit all correspondence to:

Attn: Stephen Fujiwara: E-Mail steve@huckleberrymines.com

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

IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) Qualifications: • Proven administrative skills to maintain office documentation, processes and function • Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet specific objectives within specific timeframes • Ability to collect and manage documents to monitor for integrity of information • Ability to ensure security of confidential information • Assist with data entry • Must have sound working knowledge of standard computer applications and keyboard skills • Must be able to promote the activities of PTP ASEP Training Society in a clear and accurate manner • Experience with First Nation communities, culture and protocols DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST (PRINCE GEORGE) Qualifications: • Knowledge of basic computer operations • Knowledge of basic database procedures • Skill in using an alphanumeric keyboard • Skill in reviewing, proofing and verifying data • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet functions • Strong attention to detail • Results Driven EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (PRINCE GEORGE) Qualifications: • 5 years experience in administrative roles with a minimum of 2 years in a senior administrative capacity in a high paced environment • Advanced proficiency using current Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Speed and accuracy in work processing are essential • Excellent English language skills (written and verbal) • Highly organized self-starter with proven ability to multitask under minimal supervision • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with senior management • Ability to think critically, solve problems and make decisions independently • Highly service-oriented individual with the ability to demonstrate tact, discretion, confidentiality and trustworthiness • Ability to adapt responsibilities based on changing environments and requirements • Strong attention to detail APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4:30 P.M. November 29, 2013 Reply by email to: info@ptpasep.ca Attention: PTP ASEP Training Society Hiring Committee. Please provide: • Covering Letter • Resume (3 pages max.) • Three references ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED

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Full Time Delivery Driver / Yard Worker Duties include customer service, receiving, clean up and deliveries. Must have Class 5 Drivers license and clean driving record. Experience in retail and building supplies an asset, but not essential. Benefit Package available. Please fax or email resume to Amanda at 1-250-845-7608 or amanda@bvhome.ca

JOIN THE TEAM IN OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART ORIENTED STRAND BOARD MILL IN HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA! We Currently Have The Following Hourly Opportunities: Utility Operators - $28.18/hour Production Team Members - $28.49/hour Debarker / Strander Operators - $29.92/hour Finishing End Operators - $29.92/hour Shipping - $29.92/hour Grinderman - $30.65/hour Quality CI Technicians - $32.15/hour Non-Certified Millwright - $34.16/hour Relief Shift Team Leader - $37.57/hour Certified Journeyman Electricians & Millwrights - $39.04/hour

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We Currently Have The Following Salary Opportunities: • Area Team Leader – Finishing • Area Team Leader – Forming /Press • Production Manager

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Skeena Sawmills Ltd is a forest products company located in Terrace, BC operating a sawmill and a related woodlands operations. We currently have openings in the following positions:

Journeyman Millwrights Journeyman Electricians Quality Control Personnel Must be able to work various shifts and/or weekends. Please forward resume and cover letter to: Deana Campbell Email: deana.campbell@skeenasawmills.com Fax: 250-250-4335 Mail: Box 780 Terrace, BC V8G 4R1 No Phone Calls Please

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• Parts & Service Advisor Do you like people? As a parts and service advisor you’ll get to work with our customers as part of the great team at Glacier Toyota. • Vehicle Detailer Have you got an eye for detail? Do you love a clean car? This job lets you treat our customer’s vehicles to a day at the spa! We provide all the training you need to get our Toyota Touch details looking fabulous. • Lot Person Like to do a bit of everything? This could be the place for you. It might be washing cars, running errands or tidying up the dealership. Your role helps Glacier Toyota do its best for our customers. Contact us at: jobs@glaciertoyota.ca

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STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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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Sport Utility Vehicle 2005 CHEVY Equinox. 191,000 km. AWD, auto, power, leather, winter tires $7000. (250) 692-4801

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Four bedroom 2 bathroom house located close to elementary and high school. Numerous upgrades include kitchen, bathrooms, windows, and vinyl siding over two inches of blue Styrofoam insulation. Attached garage. Fenced back yard has plenty of play room. Large outside shed. Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Deep Freeze, and built in vacuum included. $172,900. For appointment to view 1- 250-845-2613

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

Heavy Duty Machinery

LAND & LOTS 2889 Roys Ave ...................... $14,000 #Lot 1 Jarman Rd. ................ $24,900

to the Yard Sale Crew

Pursuant to BC Hydro Tariff Supplement #74, Goldcorp Canada Ltd. – Equity Division, hereby gives public notice that as a result of a change in operating hours Goldcorp is requesting BC Hydro transfer the Equity site to RS 1823A effective March 28, 2014.

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LOOKING TO BUY A HOUSE WITH THE UP-GRADES DONE, READY TO MOVE IN... WELL WE HAVE THE HOUSE FOR YOU!

1989 SUN RUNNER boat. 21.5 feet, 125 aq Volvo inboard motor, Merq leg, excellent running condition. $7000 (250) 698-7533 leave a message we will call you back.

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Heavy Duty Machinery

For Sale By Owner

for raising $51,417.50

at the LAST Annual Yard Sale, 2013

1011 Estates Drive ............... $39,900 #Lot 3 Barrett Station Rd ...... $49,900 22748 Howells Rd................. $59,900 14472 Buck Flats Rd ............. $85,000 #Lot 4 Buck Flats .................. $90,000 Howells Rd ........................... $99,900 900 16 Hwy ....................... $119,900

Proceeds from the sale will be divided 50-50 between Houston Hospice Society and buying food for the Salvation Army Food Bank Those who helped: Eric Perrault Steve Wilson Kathy O’Dine Sandy Lokken Henk Buter

Marcel Dallaire Julie Reeves Jill Standbridge Annie Patrick Suzanne Buter

Calvin Herrington Cordella Carroll Melinda Barden Bonnie Horning Blayne Imrie

Elaine Hamblin Mary Reeves

Those fantastic bakers! Marla Hamblin Roxann Jellett

Fay Doyle

Thank you to Daljeet and Brenda for keeping us fed! Those who donated:

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235,500

$

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1200 square feet 3 bedrooms upstairs 1 bedroom down Large rec room 1 ½ bathrooms

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All appliances updated • Paved driveway New flooring & paint • Vinyl siding main floor & basement • & more Chain link fence Front & rear decks Selling price

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