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LET IT SNOW Hudson Bay Mountain opened for the 2013-14 season last Friday, a week later than expected due to lack of snow. Inset: Amber Huntley, right, and Carole Nassichuk were the first skiers to hit the mountain, after winning Glacier Toyota’s First Tracks draw. Conditions will improve this week, with snow in the forecast. Nolan Kelly photos

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Smithers RCMP have recently noticed a scam targeting elderly persons in the area. People are receiving calls at home from persons identifying themselves as either a lawyer or a friend of their grandchildren. The caller usually states that their grandchild is in police custody in another province and requires immediate cash in various amounts to be wired to them for bail. The caller will ask the grandparent not to call the parent of their grandchild as it would cause the family some embarrassment. The callers randomly select persons to call and their call back number is usually bogus. Police wish to alert persons receiving this type of call to contact the parents and any other family members to ensure whether or not the information they received is genuine. Police recommend that people do not wire money

Police Beat to persons they do not know and if are still unsure about the validity of the call to contact their local RCMP. This is a known scam and surfaces in different regions throughout the year. *** Smithers RCMP have noted an increase of thefts from vehicles. However in every case, the vehicle has been left unlocked. Smithers RCMP detachment is offering some tips on preventing thefts from vehicles: - Remove all valuables from your car; - Lock your car; - Take your garage door opener with you or secure it out of sight. Some criminals will take your garage door

opener and documents ( i.e. insurance papers) with your address on it in efforts to gain access to your home later; - Park in well-lit areas with a lot of pedestrian traffic; - Report all suspicious activity to police. *** The public are also reminded that with the colder weather not to leave their unattended vehicles running. *** With the holiday season quickly approaching, Smithers RCMP wish to remind motorists that there will be extra police checks targeting impaired drivers. Police will conduct high visibility roadchecks as well as random checks both

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Telkwa teen studies little-known cranberry fungus By Jay Fitzsimmons For The Interior News

We know more about wildlife this week, thanks to research by Telkwa’s Kiri Daust. Daust published his research in this week’s issue of a scientific journal, The Canadian FieldNaturalist. His research reveals that a littleknown fungus is hurting Highbush Cranberries. His research article was subject to the same peer-review process and met the same scientific standards as articles authored by professors and other professional scientists. Daust’s research on plant disease started the same way many biologists’

projects start: with a walk in the woods. “I go walking in the woods with my family pretty much every day,” explained Daust. “We collect Highbush Cranberries to make jelly.” In 2012, Daust noticed a weird disease on the plants. Rather than shrug off the finding, Daust followed his curiosity. He sent pictures of the disease to an expert who identified the culprit as a rare kind of rust fungus about which experts know little. The fungus was known to infect Highbush Cranberry, but nobody knew what effect it had on the plant. Daust, 15 years old at the time, decided he would answer that question. Daust photographed the

Kiri Daust leaves of plants with different levels of infection, and checked back on the plants as the season progressed. He found that plants with higher levels of infection produced berries that were infected, undeveloped and had less sugar than uninfected plants’ berries. He dug deep into historical records

and found an interesting pattern: the fungus may attack Highbush Cranberry the most after wet spring weather. Wet springs are predicted to become more common in Daust’s region of B.C., which does not bode well for local berry pickers or wildlife. “This year, there is tons of rust on the plants and there are hardly any berries,” Daust said. To find a scientific mentor, Daust had to look no farther than his own house. Dr. Karen Price is an ecologist and Daust’s mom and homeschool teacher. “My role is simply to encourage Kiri’s curiosity,” said Price. Daust first presented his research at science fairs, where he won many awards.

Local scientists recommended Daust publish his research in The Canadian Field-Naturalist, to share his findings with the scientific community. “Sharing knowledge of the world, that’s kind of the purpose of science,” Daust said. The Canadian Field-Naturalist is a scientific journal published by the Ottawa FieldNaturalists’ Club since 1879. It publishes original research on natural history, which is the study of wildlife ecology, behaviour, taxonomy, and diversity. They publish research on species that live in Canada, though the research itself can take place anywhere.

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LNG looping project begins EA process

By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

Pacific Northern Gas has started the steps toward applying for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for their northern B.C. looping project. An open house was held in Smithers last week and at Round Lake the week before to allow the public to learn more about the project and ask questions of the B.C. EAO and the proponent, PNG. The project being proposed is the construction and operation of about 525 kms of new natural gas pipeline from Summit Lake, north of Prince George, to Kitimat to form a loop with PNG’s existing LNG pipeline. The 24-inch pipeline will, for the most part, parallel the existing pipeline, the company said. Three compressor stations will also need to be upgraded and a new one has to be built. Before PNG can apply for the certificate, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia first must approve the application’s information requirements. Part of this process includes a 38-day public comment period.

The comments will be forwarded to the proponent for response and consideration, states the EAO website. Bill Manery, PNG project manager for the approvals process, said this project is different than some other pipelines being proposed because natural gas is a public utility, regulated by the BC Utilities Commission. Because of that, any savings realized through the twinning project will be passed on to consumers. “This is going to substantially improve the efficiency of PNG’s transmission system because we’re adding so much more transmission on our system right now that’s very underutilized and it’s going to allow PNG to dramatically drop gas rates to our customers along the corridor,” Manery said. Manery said they expect to submit their Environmental Assessment Certificate application in the fall of 2014 and hope to begin

construction at the end of 2015 with completion set for late 2016. Nadia Nowak, with the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research, attended the meeting and said her questions centred around jobs and the ability for the project to share a corridor with other pipeline projects. “It is very challenging to keep track of all the pipeline proposals let alone try and participate in the various environmental assessment processes that are under way. I attended to try and understand how this new pipeline proposal fits in with the rest, and to consider what the impacts may be for our region,” she said. “I have many concerns and questions about LNG development as a whole. I don’t think it can be isolated pipeline by pipeline and terminal by terminal. We must look at the bigger picture and address what the cumulative

impacts of up to a dozen projects mean for our communities, air quality, coast and climate.” The Smithersbased Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research has been working towards social and ecological sustainability in northwest B.C. since 1996. The public comment period is open until Jan. 2, 2014. To make a submission to the environmental assessment office, go to For more on PNG’s looping project, see

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LET THE HUNGER AUCTION BEGIN... Bulkley Valley Christian school hosted its annual Hunger Auction last week. Students brought in food and then bid on it to raise money for charity. In total, $6,400 was raised to be distributed between the Salvation Army food bank, the Philippine typhoon relief fund and Ratanak International. Nolan Kelly photo

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Feds prep for JRP decision

GUEST VIEW Tom Fletcher


he federal government stepped up its sales pitch for new pipelines to the B.C. coast last week, as it prepares for the imminent release of the federal review panel’s report on the feasibility of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver arrived in Vancouver to release an expert panel’s report on the current state of tanker safety on the West Coast. It was the first of two reports that tell the Stephen Harper government in blunt terms how steep a hill it must climb to enable energy exports to Asia. Oliver gave a speech

to the Vancouver Board of Trade the following morning, where he vowed to implement one of the panel’s key recommendations. Legislation is coming to ensure that polluters, not taxpayers, must pay for any environmental damage from resource development and transport. The panel was chaired by Gordon Houston, a former Prince Rupert harbourmaster and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. Its report details the littlenoticed fact that coastal waters around Victoria and Vancouver are already congested with shipping traffic, including Alaska oil tankers, and are at “very high risk” of an incident. Of course that “very high risk” should be seen

in the B.C. context, where there has never been a serious oil spill at sea in a century of continuous petroleum shipping. The report calls for potential polluters to show they are prepared for a “worst case” discharge like the 1989 Exxon Valdez grounding in Alaska. It tells Ottawa the Canadian Coast Guard must be properly funded to serve as incident command. Oliver recounted efforts made so far, including annual tanker inspections, increased aerial surveillance and marine markers. And he reminded his audience that Canada’s only energy export customer, the U.S., is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest petroleum producer.

The second federal report was from Doug Eyford, a lawyer who has been meeting for months with aboriginal communities in northern B.C. and Alberta. He found, as Enbridge has reported, that many aboriginal communities are working with energy producers to get the economic activity they so desperately need. (Most urban people likely don’t believe this, because the conflict-addicted media report mostly protests.) Eyford’s report is no whitewash either. It reminds Ottawa that B.C.’s unresolved aboriginal title and a general lack of trust of both the energy industry and the federal government are key obstacles to the largest economic

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opportunity in the world today, the rise of Asia. Eyford was dealing with the profusion of gas pipeline projects that are set to cross northern B.C., as well as the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan Canada oil proposals. The entrenched opposition is against oil, particularly heavy oil in tankers. Politics and protesters aside, these are the facts for B.C. The prosperous provinces in Canada today are Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, based mainly on energy development. The rest are struggling. B.C. continues to lose skilled workers to Alberta, where oil sands development continues to expand despite the continuing chorus of U.S.-

financed misrepresentation of its environmental impact. It’s a key moment in Canadian history. This is where we see if we can go beyond our status as a client state of the U.S. This year’s B.C. election, where pandering to urban protest backfired on the NDP, suggests a new seriousness in the public mood. More people understand today that our comfortable modern society with free-access health care is a fragile thing. We have it better than most of the world, for now. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@


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FIRST TRACKS Glacier Toyota general manager Scott Olesiuk and Hudson Bay Mountain creative director Brynn Gustafson draw for the First Tracks contest winner last week. Amber Huntley was the first one on the ski hill on opening day Friday and was able to cut to the front of the line as a Hudson Bay Mountain VIP all day as the First Tracks winner.

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Spot zoning a bad idea Editor: I am writing to comment for the public hearing on the proposed rezoning Bylaw No. 1735.   The new zone would increase the allowed density on the subject property from two houses or two duplexes to six dwellings. I don’t think it is  fair for the town to spot zone in existing established neighbourhoods.    It puts an unfair burden on the neighbouring property owners by expecting them to bare the weight of the uncertainly of something new and the possible loss in property value.    If the town wants to follow their official community plan to  increase density in the R-2 zone then why not rezone the entire  R-2 zone to R-2A or R-3 [ for apartments]?   If the town changes

the entire zone, then maybe property owners would see an increase in property value due to future development options. Spot zoning has the effect of dividing and conquering property owners, because when  the town spot zones there are only four to six directly affected neighbours and they just don’t have a big enough voice to be heard by the town.     If we were talking about changing the entire R-2 zone there would be a lot of directly affected property owners, and we could have meaningful discourse about the merits of the change.     Spot zoning is a bad habit and sets a precedent that has an uneven effect on property owners and property values. The town should approach re-zoning as opening up opportunities on an even scale instead


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of in a piecemeal fashion.   When someone invests in Smithers they have a right to expect consistency in zoning. If the town decides that changes in the R-2 zone arefor the public good then they should  change  the entire R-2 zone.  Sincerely, Sandra Hinchliffe Smithers

“Wanted posters” uncharitable


The RCMP, The Interior News and even sponsor LB Paving should revisit the “Wanted posters” published occasionally in the newspaper. How about some posters of real local criminals like the ones behind the organization and distribution of hard drugs to our students? How about a mugshot and a list of charges against even one of them? The current practice of highlighting often struggling local


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individuals for, in many cases, relatively minor offences is not necessary – or constructive – to anyone. And in some cases, it’s even uncharitable. Sincerely, R.A. McKenzie Smithers

Give generously at Christmas

Editor: I grew up in Telkwa. Life wasn’t easy for our family, as we grew up marginalized.

We didn’t belong on the reserve since we were non status, nor did we belong in the non-native society since we were native. But we paid our taxes and medical and dental like everyone else. But life was still difficult. At times like this I never forget the groups that helped us during the Christmas season.  Don’t underestimate the power of giving, because to people who struggle as we did, those hampers are heavenly.  That was many years ago, but, yesterday, in my mind. Our family survived and we are no longer living in the Bulkley Valley. I’m now a RN and living in the USA - having worked all over in Canada and the USA. And at Christmas I witnessed the poverty in places such as Baton Rouge, Louisiana

to Montreal, Quebec and tried to give — even if it was homemade baking. Our family all excelled in post secondary and live our lives elsewhere but we never forgot our upbringing as the children of Rita and Late Andrew George Sr. I cannot find the contact information for the Telkwa Catholic Womens League or The Bulkley Valley Kinsmen Club — but they are the ones that made sure our holidays were special by giving. To those people, I want to thank you for giving us those hampers, they meant the world to a family that had very little. It did mean a lot. And may the angels surround you and shower you with all you need in the holiday season. Cynthia George Taha Washington State

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Community christmas Kevin and Connie Dennis enjoy the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre’s community Christmas dinner last Thursday night. Hundreds of Bulkley Valley residents took part in the annual event.

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St. James’ centennial draws large crowd By Mel Coulson For The Interior News

It was a joyous occasion for many Smithers’ families the weekend of Nov. 30 as St. James Anglican Church celebrated its 100th birthday. The event was marked by a sumptuous banquet at the St. James Centre which, in a touching display of inter-faith friendship and cooperation, was catered for by the local Catholic

Womens’ League, thus allowing the Anglican Church women a day off. Master of ceremonies Charlie Northrup welcomed the capacity crowd and introduced special guests. Amongst them Bishop William Anderson of Caledonia, Rev. Gordon Jackson, priest at St. James’ during the 1970s, who had flown in from Calgary specially for the occasion, and four Bulkley Valley and area priests, most of them now retired.

After the meal everyone moved into the church sanctuary for an evening of entertainment. First up, a sing-a-long with a high octane band led by Dave Conway. This was followed by a hilarious reading of Stanley Holloway monologues by the incomparable Doug Hollyoak, then the singing of a special hymn which Rev. Jackson had composed 40 years ago to celebrate St. James’ 60th anniversary. At that time the current church was

little more than a dream and services still took place in the Old Church on First Ave. Following the hymn a surprise guest arrived, non other than “Skypilot” Stephenson, attired in pioneer garb and carrying his obligatory 60lb pack. Rev. Fred Stephenson was the very first minister in the Bulkley Valley, arriving here in 1906 having travelled the full 600-mile length of the Telegraph Trail from Atlin to Hazelton by dog team in the middle

of winter. It was a feat repeated only once by a team of North West Mounted Police on horseback and that was during summer. Rev. Stephenson regaled the audience with his adventures along the trail and told stories of his pioneering mission here. If all this sounds a bit unlikely, Stephenson having been born in 1864, that is because Stephenson was actually Rev. David Walford in disguise! Ever one for the

dramatic, Walford had agreed to play the part and deliver a script based on Stephenson’s old letters. The evening’s entertainment rounded out with some wonderful singing by our local seniors’ choir, the Pretenders, conducted by Marie Kalyn and some closing remarks by Rev. Jackson. Jackson remembered his times here as very happy ones, in fact he proposed to his wife here. See ST. JAMES on A9

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for a successful launch of the 2013 season! SCSA would like to thank the Northwest Harley Owners Group for their continued support of the Christmas Hamper program. This year the group collected a pile of toys and raised over $300 during their annual toy run to kick off our hamper season!

2013 Christmas Hamper Events November 15 - 23 December 1 - 18 December 7 St. James Anglican Church celebrated its 100th birthday over the Nov. 30 weekend.

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that Rev. Daphne Moser could not attend. Moser announced her retirement from St. James’ some weeks ago so that she could concentrate on getting well after recent cancer treatment. The congregation now finds itself in a time

of transition. Heartfelt prayers were offered up for Moser’s healing and recovery by Rev. Mike Monkman who is part of a team of retired clergy and lay readers who will stand in for Daphne while a new priest is sought.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Accessibility survey out soon

Extended Christmas Hours Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 15th & 22nd 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 18th & 19th 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mon., Dec. 23rd 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Tues., Dec. 24th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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ec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. at WorkBCSmithers (corner of Main and Highway 16). Meet a great group of people who are involved with Access Smithers. They are people who have a mandate to help Smithers be accessible to all: moms with strollers, elders, those in wheelchairs, sight impaired or those who have a disability of any kind. They are celebrating how much they have achieved so far and are beginning the plans for next year. One way

1156 Main Street, Smithers 250-847-9712 Volunteer Mike Wyllie shows off some of the goods donated to the SCSA Christmas Hamper program during their Stuff the Bus event Saturday.

Ryan Jensen photo

to help out is to let them know anything you have noticed that makes it difficult to access a business or entertainment activity or to even just walk down the street. One survey done several years ago noted a need

for more benches, doors too heavy to open, steps to get into a building, curb cuts, large print signs and, especially now, the need for better winter clearance of sidewalks and corners. See SURVEY on A13

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From SURVEY on A12

1985, 1986, 1987 and 1989 along with the candidates for 1990. Also a list of all the Queens from 1953 to 1989. From the 1986 program it says that there was a draw for an antique 1940 Ford Sedan! I wonder who won that! One of a Kind Artisan Gift Shop at the Art Gallery, December 3 – 23. A super opportunity to get that special gift, Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Check out pottery, jewellery, crocheted items for baby and kids, ornaments, fine art, stained glass, carvings and much more. Call me: 250847-4797, e-mail: Closing with: Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Booker T. Washington.


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There will be a new survey prepared for distribution in 2014. Come and enjoy a coffee, snacks, information. All are welcome. How many of us write by hand? I know that if I write something down, I will remember it. Writing it using a computer, it leaves my mind quickly. Studies show that writing by hand is helpful to those who suffer memory loss. Handwriting is a visual-spatial activity and could explain why if you write down an appointment in your day book you will remember that appointment more than if you type it into your phone. I remember that at one time we checked handwriting to see if you were happy or sad. A downhill

slant was thought to show depression and the uphill slant was a signal for optimism. Large letters you were outgoing, curvaceous letters revealed a sensual personality. I had the opportunity to interview two of the Smithers Winter Carnival Queens. The first Queen, 1953 was Josephine Buchanan (Anderson) and 1963, Dianne Hann (Van Horn). We had a great talk and this will be broadcast on Wednesday December 11 at 3pm and again on Friday December 13 at 3:30, on CICK 93.9 FM. If you are out of range try your computer, go to Smithers Community Radio 93.9 FM and you should be able to hear it there. I was given several programs showing pictures of the Queens and Princesses from

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Time with Santa

Right: Santa’s Breakfast at Hudson Bay Lodge on Sunday was a huge hit for kids of all ages.

Roen Brame tells Santa her wishlist during the Scotiabank’s pictures with Santa on Friday. Photos are taking place again this Friday at the Smithers Mall from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds are matched by the bank and donated to the Salvation Army.


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The Smithers Secondary School craft fair was bustling all weekend, as holiday shoppers searched for handmade goods.


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013



Students from across School District 54 took part in Carolfest 2013 last week, performing for two sellout audiences at Smithers Secondary School.

Outback Promotions


Smithers’ Premier Trophy & Promotions company will be moving to 3240 Third Ave., Smithers, BC starting Dec. 27, 2013 and will be under the new ownership of Otto Koldyk and Connie Niven. Lee Storie, the current owner of Outback Promotions, would like to take this opportunity to thank her many clients, friends and family who have supported her over the years and would like to also congratulate Otto and Connie on the purchase of the business. Starting Dec. 25, Outback Promotions will be closed for the holiday season and will open again on Jan. 6 at the new location. Most contact information for the business will remain the same. Otto & Connie are looking forward to meeting all current and new clients of Outback Promotions at the new location. Thank you, Lee, Otto and Connie. Contact Info:

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Northern Saddle Club is hosting Bingo at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday at The Old Church. Dec. 11 bring a donation for the Food Bank or enter a draw for a prize from our night sponsor Hoskins Ford. Christmas Pajama Party at the Smithers Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Come in your PJs for some tantalizing seasonal tales, bring your teddy and blanket. It’s rumoured Santa will visit. Smithers Figure Skating Club will be selling Christmas Trees Thursday, Dec. 12, 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BV Wholesale parking lot. 2013 SCSA Christmas Hampers Depot now open. Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Dec. 20 in the Smithers Mall. Accepting hamper applications at the main SCSA office until Dec. 13. Deliveries Dec. 21. Volunteers welcome call 250-877-9405. Annual Pro-life Bake Sale Saturday, Dec. 14 at Extra Foods mall, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or until sold out. Thanks in advance to all who contribute in any way to make this fund raiser a success. Your support is very appreciated. Smithers Film Society presents Blue Jasmine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. Woody Allen pokes a big stick at America’s ruling class in a vital and vibrant knockout of a

movie. Standard admission. Santa is Coming to Town Wednesday, Dec. 18 at The Telkwa Community Hall. Bring a donation to the Christmas Hampers, make some crafts, stay for the BV Kinettes Free Community Christmas Dinner at 6 p.m. Blue Christmas Service Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Smithers United Church, 7 p.m. A non-denomimational service of prayers and candle lighting for people who have experienced loss or grief during the year. Everyone welcome. Artisan Christmas Gift Shop at the Smithers Art Gallery until Saturday, Dec. 21. One-of-a-kind treasures available during Gallery hours. 250-847-3898. Christmas Carol Sing at Round Lake Hall Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Please bring your friends and family for a good old fashioned sing-song! Contributions of baking and snacks welcome. Smithers Christmas Bird Count. Everyone (including beginners and feeder watchers) welcome to join the count but participants must register. Please contact or call 250-847-9429 before Dec. 22, 2013. BV Farmers Market Indoors Saturdays, Oct. 12-Dec. 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the Smithers Curling Club. Continuing in 2014 the First and Third Saturdays of January, February, March and April.


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

C OMMUNITY Smithers to hold ‘Room Keys’

Customer Appreciation Day Has Been Moved!

Program offers govt. funded job training

By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

Kopar Administration is bringing Room Keys to Smithers. The 18-week program is a training initiative, funded by the federal government to help perspective job seekers enter the hospitality industry. Room Keys covers three distinct areas: rooms, food and beverage and front office. Participants will learn a variety of skills, from customer service, to dining room training to learning to use computer programs. At the end of the program goal is for participants to be fully trained and working in the industry. The final six weeks of the program involve onthe-job training, and

will be subsidized by a federal government grant. Organizers will work with local businesses in Smithers, who will get the benefit of having a trained workforce and not having to pay wages while training takes place. The initiative is part of a growing need within the industry. As the tourist industry faces the harsh reality of a coming labour shortage and the possibility of losing workers to out of town resource based jobs, they’re trying to get ahead of the trend by offering government assisted training for people interested in getting into the industry. “There is a huge worry about labour shortage and there is a concern that with the amount of capital investment

in the books in northern B.C., that we won’t have the services to support the economic development,” Kopar contract administrator Cal Purcell said. Purcell singled out hotels as a major area in need of labour. Many resource based companies require workers to stay for long periods in hotels. “When projects are being developed, companies need places to stay, and not just in the short term either,” Purcell said. “As more projects get developed and grow, there will be other opportunities, but we need to be able to provide these industries with the amenities they require.” Purcell is hoping to start the program in late January or early February, but

will adjust according to numbers enrolled and when the government funding comes through. Kopar has been working closely with the multiple levels of government to create the program and expects the funding to come through shortly. Normally a program like Room Keys would cost in the neighborhood of $1,000-$1,400, but successful applicants won’t have to pay any out of pocket costs. Anyone between the ages of 15-30, interested in working in the hospitality industry is eligible to sign up. Kopar Administration will accept 12 to 14 applicants. For more information on the Room Keys program, contact Cal Purcell at 250-8473511 or visit www.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


C OMMUNITY It takes 31 muscles A smile can make a difference to fold up this

SPICE OF LIFE Brenda Mallory


t is one of those mixed emotion kind of days. Do you ever have one of those? As I sip my mug of tea , eating almonds, I will try to explain. Last night I spoke to a friend in her eighties who now spends her days in the role of caregiver. Her husband who suffers from dementia requires a lot of time and energy. A

difficult time for her. Still we engaged in conversation avoiding too much negative or sad stuff. She tells me she called to let me know I could get a free food hamper. How kind of her to think of me. Also today another special friend to me and so many others begins her chemo treatments. Before the process began she sent me a very positive note. She also reminded me to be careful out in our cold world. So positive and cheerful. How thoughful of her to express concern for me. What a gal! So today I would like to share a piece that appeared many years ago in a Clinton Creek recipe book. A smile A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive it, without

making poorer the one who gives it. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it might last forever. None is so rich and mighty, that he can get along without it. None so poor, but he can be made richer by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, Fosters goodwill in business, And is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, Cheer to the discouraged, Sunshine to the sad, It just might be nature’s best antidote for trouble. It cannot be bought, borrowed, begged or stolen. And it is of no value unless it is freely given away. Before I leave you today I am going to share this recipe

for old fashioned shortbread. I found this recipe written in my grandmother’s hand. The recipe is from the early 1930s.


Shortbread - Cream together 2 cups butter, one cup brown sugar then add yolk of one egg. - Next add 5 cups flour a little at a time and work it in until it is the consistency of putty. - Roll out ½ to ¾ inch thick. - Prick with a fork and cut into shapes. - Bake at 325 degrees until firm and golden brown. Bake about 30 minutes. It says in brackets at the bottom that it is very good. Stay warm, keep smiling and call 250846-5095 if you wish. You could e-mail a note to mallory@

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Ph: 250-847-5211 Fax: 250-847-5144 Darrin Schon, Poppy Fund Chairman, with the winners from St. Joseph’s School.

The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society would like to sincerely acknowledge & thank the following businesses & organizations for their generous donations to make the Annual Community Christmas Dinner possible on December 5, 2013: Barb’s Boutique BV Chiropractic BV Credit Union BV Eye Care Calderwood Realty Canadian Tire Carter’s Jewelers Chin-Neeh Services Ltd. Cob Bike Daddio’s Family Restaurant Driftwood Diamond Drilling Edmison Mehr Chartered Acct. Four Dimension Frontier Chrysler Ltd. Glacier Water Heartstrings

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We would especially like to thank all the volunteers that helped with the Annual Community Christmas Dinner. Thank you for showing your heartfelt support in this annual event. Messiyh

Junior Colour 1st Oceonna Barralon 2nd Rose Puentes 3rd Marissa Parsons

Intermediate B&W 1st Abby Anderson 2nd Alan Rudkavich 3rd Rachel Cuell

Junior Black & White 1st Ryan Konst 2nd Emily Maurer

Junior Poetry 1st Brooke Delwisch 2nd Brookie Schley

Intermediate Colour 1st Sarah Rourk 2nd Emily Buenten

Intermediate Poetry 1st Abby Andersen

Smithers Secondary School Intermediate Poetry 2nd Ilan Farkvam

Darrin Schon, Poppy Fund Chairman, with Ilan Farkvan from Smithers Secondary School.

First place winners will be entered in the Zone Finals.

Smithers Royal Canadian Legion Br. 63 congratulates our winners and thanks all participants!

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MODERN-DAY CLASSIC The Smithers Secondary School Music and Drama departments present their major production of the year, Thoroughly Modern Millie, this week at the Della Herman Theatre. There are four shows: Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for kids and $15 for adults and can be purchased at Mountain Eagle Books, Smithers Secondary School and at the door. Ryan Jensen photo

Tis the season


School District 54’s elementary and secondary school band Christmas concert is December 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Della Herman Theatre. Entry is by a coin collection. Bulkley Valley Christian School students, in Kindergarten through to Grade 12, are holding their annual Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Church. Family, friends and BVCS supporters are encouraged to attend. The school is still in need of volunteers to help out with decorating and others tasks - call or email Natasha Meerdink at 250-847-

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Blue Jasmine

The Smithers Film Society presents

Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. Admission is $10.

Christmas Reading Valerie Laub and Barri Blix are reading Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Grendel Place, 3768 2nd Ave. Doors open at 6:30. Music will be provided by Edi Young. Appetizers are being prepared by GRENDELivery and the evening is a fundraiser for The Grendel Group. Tickets are available at Mountain Eagle Books and Interior Stationery for $10 (adults) and $6 (children).

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Storm hit halfway mark, aim for provincials By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

The Midget Storm hit the halfway mark of their season this week, boasting a 15-5 overall record, including tournament play. They are undefeated in the Skeena Valley Hockey League at 6-0-0, with two games left before Christmas and four in January. In tournament play they’ve had two podium finishes in Kelowna and Prince George. Head coach Brendan Hutchinson has been impressed with what he’s seen. “We have got an awesome group of kids,” Hutchinson said. “They get along really well, they are really coachable and it’s been a lot of fun. On the ice, I think we have a really high skill-set, we skate well and we have good speed.” This weekend the Midget Storm will travel to Terrace to play back-to-back games against their biggest rivals, before hosting two exhibition games the following weekend. After that, it’s the Christmas break. The Midget Storm will take two weeks off before wrapping up their season in January. They’ve applied to compete at this year’s provincial

competition as a tier two team, one level up from their current tier three status. “I would rather play good teams and lose, then blowout bad teams,” Hutchinson said. Based on population alone, Smithers just barely makes it into the tier three category, but teams often move up a level, they just can’t move down one. Hutchinson expects to find out if their application has been approved later this week. If it is, they’ll go up against other tier two teams from Vanderhoof, Ft. St. James and Fraser Lake to represent the northwest at provincials. Two months in, the goals haven’t changed. “We’d still like to win our league for sure, make it to provincials and we expect to do really well in Kamloops. We have a talented group, of players, we just have to work on our consistency a bit.” The Bantam Storm are also at the halfway point and are starting to come together as a team. So far this season they are 2-5-0 in the Skeena Valley Hockey League, in third place out of four teams. Last weekend they returned from winning a tournament over teams from Kitimat, Vanderhoof

The Smithers Storm teams are all at the halfway point in their seasons, on track to realize the goals they set at the beginning of the year.

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and hosts Terrace. It didn’t start well though. They lost their first game to Terrace, bounced back with a win over Vanderhoof and finished by tying Kitimat at four. The record was enough to advance to the final, where they got a little revenge over their rivals from Terrace, beating them 3-2. The victory over Terrace was their first of the year, after dropping 10-2 and 6-1 decisions earlier in the season. “We probably didn’t expect to win that tournament,” head coach Don Pederson said. “We just wanted to have a

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good showing against some really strong teams. Our defence played great and our goalie played really good.” Like the midgets, the bantam’s goal is to get into the provincial tournament and go from there. In the Skeena Valley Hockey League, both Kitimat and Vanderhoof are tier two teams, so in order to advance, the bantams will have to playoff against Terrace in the zone final, making their win over them in the recent tournament all the more important. “That was a step in the right direction, for sure. That should give

us some confidence when we do see them in zones. Pederson is starting to see improvement. “I think we are seeing better effort from everyone, knowledge of what to do in certain situations and we are playing better defence, not giving up as many wide open chances as we were earlier in the season.” The bantams are off now, for the Christmas break. They’ll head to Vanderhoof for their fourth tournament of the season in early January, before wrapping up the regular season. “Overall, I think

we have a great group of kids, it’s been a bit of a challenge on the ice, but we are starting to come together.” The peewee Storm are coming off a strong tournament play, and begging to get the hang of their first year of competitive hockey. “The team is progressing well,” head coach Dave Tucker said. “We have a lot of players in their first year, so that’s a bit of a learning curve.” It’s a notoriously difficult jump from house league atom to rep. team peewee, so, for the first few months of the season, the focus is on helping the players adjust to the higher level of competition and the implementation of more team oriented play. “The biggest difference is that in atom house there is a much wider range of talent. “In peewee, all the guys on the ice are pretty solid players. “We are working on going from individual skill focus to team concepts and tactics and helping the players adjust to the size and strength.” Though a Canadawide bodychecking ban was put into place for peewee this season, the game is far more physical at the peewee level. “There are a lot more battles for the

puck and the games are getting more serious as they go up each level, but I think the biggest thing is developing the team concept,” Tucker said. Tucker is encouraged by the improvement he’s seen. “I think over the last few weeks we have shown quite a bit of improvement, and we feel pretty comfortable going into the second half of the season.” In their most recent tournament, they lost games to Williams Lake and Prince George – both tier two teams – but played them close. “That was a positive result for us, we did really well in the semifinal against Prince George, so we were pleased.” In league play they’ll likely face a stiff challenge from Terrace for the Skeena Valley title. “Terrace is really strong and it looks like they are the team to beat,” Tucker said. “They have handled us pretty good so far, but hopefully we can improve and do well against them and the other teams we have to face to get into provincials.” In their tournaments so far this season they’ve made two finals and a semifinal. They’ll travel to Prince George next week for a tournament before the Christmas break.



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Otters hit the water for home meet

By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

The Bulkley Valley Otters held their first home meet of the season this past weekend at the BV Pool and Rec. Centre. Sixty-five kids from around the Bulkley Valley came out to compete in the friendly and for many of the younger kids in attendance, it was their first chance to race against their peers in a timed setting. “For the little guys, we’re here to see how well they can swim, not how fast,” Otters head coach Tom Best said. “For a home meet like this it’s a great chance for the young kids to get their first racing experience and the older kids can treat it like a practice.” Swimmers competed in mostly short-distance events, but all of the various techniques were covered. So far this season, the Otters swim club has had their share of success. At their most recent meet in Prince George the club swam as part of the Points North team that finished second overall in the meet. Three swimmers from the Otters won

events in their age groups and another four had top-three finishes. In the past year the club has doubled in size and is now the second largest in the northwest region, but Best isn’t content to stop there. “This is another building year,” Best said. “I think we have more building years ahead of us, but generally I think people are pretty happy with the way things are going and parents are happy with the way their kids are being treated.” Best has the help of three other coaches, two of whom have Canadian university experience in the water. “We have an excellent coaching staff, they all help out tremendously. I always see really well done practices.” The club has a reputation of succeeding at distance races, but Best insists that their focus is on skill development, using the 4x100 individual medley, which incorporates all the major disciplines (fly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle), as a basis. “We have a lot of really good distance swimmers, but we actually swim less

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distance then most other clubs around here,” Best said. “We want to make sure these kids are competing in everything and learning all the skills they need.” Best is also encouraged by the numbers of younger kids who’ve signed up with the Otters in the past two years. “The majority of our program is with younger kids, under 10. With the younger kids, it gives us a chance to start working with them early on and that will help them develop into better swimmers in the long run.” They’ve also

changed their teaching style in recent years, opting to include more peer work in the curriculum. “We like to make sure the older kids are helping the younger kids,” Best said. The Otters will wind down towards Christmas, but get back into full swing in January to prepare for upcoming regional and provincial tournaments at the end of the month.

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Hike those highway speed limits, say a third of BC residents suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also percent of residents (and 39 percent of drivers) More than half of true to say that that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in BC would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 percent) believe percent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five percent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the



half of residents aged 55 (48 percent) would like to see photo radar coming back, support is decidedly lower among residents aged 18-to-34 (36 percent) and 35-to-54 (31 percent). I supported photo radar initially because when used in high-collision locations, elsewhere in the world, it has a remarkable record for reducing death and injuries. It never operated that way in BC and soon became public enemy number one where it was perceived as merely a cash cow for greedy provincial government. Residents were also asked about the quality of British Columbia’s roads and infrastructure. More than seven-in-

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ten (74 percent) rate it as “good” (68 percent) or “very good” (6 percent), while only 22 per cent deem it “bad” (19 percent) or “very bad” (3 percent). Overall, only 16 percent of British Columbians believe that the province’s roads are “not too safe” or “not safe at all” for motorists, while four-in-five (82 percent) consider them “very safe” or “moderately safe.” This is the first of four surveys Insights West will conduct during the next year in partnership with Black Press. We hope these poll findings will find their way in the current speed limit and traffic safety review by the provincial government. This week in Driveway, our “Question of the Week” and “Drives-U-Crazy” spots focus on speed-related issues please participate online.



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After seeing many old Range Rovers around navigating the back roads and how bulky and cumbersome they look as they spin out rocks attempting a hill climb or how the passengers seem to be bouncing around uncontrollably on what appears to be a very basic interior, I found myself thinking there must be some kind of special group of people that are attracted to this vehicle.

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Drives-U-Crazy is a stylish price buster

Amateur speed cops Self-appointed speed cops are danger to themselves and everybody else on the road. We’ve all seen them in action: they stick themselves in the centre lane at the speed limit and will not move over to let anybody pass. It promotes impatience and frustration which leads to smashes. Leave speed enforcement to the cops. What drives-u-crazy.

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The Mercedes CLA 250 is here and it is a cause for celebration. This stylish compact car is powerful, filled with all kinds of features and starts at an amazing $33,900. What this means for the entire car market is a trend towards more car for less money. If Mercedes Benz can sell such a competent car for so little, the pressure will be on non-premium brands to sharpen their pencil, add more features, and revise their prices lower. Mercedes already has a very affordable hatchback with the B250, which arrived about a year ago and is the basis for this CLA. Both of these cars open up Mercedes Benz to a new market of buyers who might have been thinking about buying a non-premium brand but now realized a CLA is within reach. This, along with Mercedes strong resale value will help to keep lease rates low, amplifying the value this car offers.

Looks Mercedes helped create

the “coupe” 4-door sedan several years ago with the CLS sedan, which is based on the E-Class sedan. By dropping the roof, raking the front and rear windows and adding a more aggressive front end, produces an eye-catching sedan that looks classy and aggressive at the same time. Mercedes has taken this formula and applied it to the B-Class platform to produce this coupe-like sedan. The base model comes with 17-inch wheels but the sport package is great value, at $1,600, which adds 18-inch AMG wheels and extra AMG exterior trim pieces. The AMG look is more aggressive, providing a bigger front air intake and chin spoiler to complete the look. (The car pictured here does not have the AMG package but does have the bigger wheels) The side windows are slim as is the back window for limited outward visibility, not so much for the driver but the rear seat passengers, especially kids.

Inside One trend I’m not sure I like is placing a screen in the centre of the dash, like putting an iPad Mini in the permanently placed in middle of the dash. It doesn’t look particularly polished, almost like an afterthought. Audi’s new A3 sedan, arriving in March, has the ability to lower their screen, which I think is a better approach. The dash has rotary air vents that look similar to the high end Mercedes SLS supercar. The front of the dash, in my test unit, was covered in an aluminum panel and surrounded by soft touch materials. The radio and heat controls are similar to other Mercedes products so even though this CLA isn’t uber-expen-

sive, it looks like a proper Mercedes Benz. The premium package is a must because it includes a huge panoramic sunroof, backup camera, automatic climate control and heated front seats; all of this for $2,800. This is a small car; the roof feels very low and back seat passenger’s needs to be children or shorter adults. Rear seat outward visibility is limited and legroom is also at a premium. The better bet for families is the less expensive B-Class ($30,500) because it offers a bigger back seat and hatchback storage.

Drive The launch event for this new CLA was held in the Washington DC area, leaving historic Georgetown and heading towards Maryland’s ports and navel academy. This provided some excellent stop-andgo traffic opportunities in Washington’s morning rush hour and then getting to stretch the new CLA’s legs on fabulous Interstate highways. The power plant is a direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a healthy 208hp. The power goes through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to the front wheels. The more expensive and powerful 355hp CLA 45 AMG has an all wheel drive (AWD) system as standard equipment but the base CLA 250 will get this important option sometime in 2014. Power is fantastic, especially if the transmission is placed in the sportier mode. This car cruises effortlessly at highway speeds and passes with ease. Even though it uses the same engine as the B-Class, this car felt more planted and sophisticated, maybe

due to the lower centre of gravity and a trunk, which will muffle road noise compared to the hatchback. All CLA models come with a Collision Prevention Assist feature that alerts the driver to the possibility of an impending collision.

Verdict We are heading into a wonderful period of lower priced cars, or vehicle fitted with more standard features. This new CLA 250 is a perfect example of this. Other new entries include the latest A3 that arrives in March and starts at $31,100 and then the new BMW 1 Series will arrive in about a year. For the price of a wellequipped non-premium brand Canadians can now get a premium German sedan for about the same price. If I were to get this CLA 250, I would include the premium package to get the sunroof, backup camera and heated seats. The Sport package is also tempting for the bigger wheels. This would bring the price up to $38,300. Not cheap, but you do a get a lot of car and features for this price. I hear that BC’s Mercedes Benz dealers have had huge interest in this new CLA with back orders now in place as they try to get as many cars as they can. A nice problem for Mercedes to have and they derive it as this is a great car for the money.

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Dodge RAM 2500/3500 Heavy Duty 2010-2012

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A subtle change to the revamped 2010 Dodge RAM Heavy Duty (HD) pickup was the almost complete absence of the Dodge nameplate. There was a time when Dodge was embossed in huge letters across the tailgate and it would soon disappear completely, as “RAM” became dominant. The Crew Cab body was new a addition to the HD truck line of RAM, which was also offered in Regular Cab and Mega Cab body styles and in five trim levels; ST, SXT, SLT, TRX and LaRAMie. The cab choices could also be matched to 1.9 m (6-ft, 4-inch) or 2.4 m (8 ft) cargo boxes with three matching wheelbases plus a huge selection of stand-alone options. Another important 2010 change was the re-introduction of the renowned Cummings Diesel engine option. The addition of particulate scrubbing emission equipment had made the big in-line turbo diesel legal once again in both the US and Canada. This

engine offers phenomenal pulling power in addition to fuel-economy and a longer driving range benefits. The 2010 RAM HD also joined GM and Ford in offering an integrated trailer hitch and a trailer brake controller. A nice added feature is that the brake action appears on the instrument panel as a bar graph. This makes it easier for a driver to monitor and adjust controller settings. The 2010’s towing and hauling capability numbers are also up and rated to pull up to 7,983 kg (17,600 lb) and carry 2,336 kg (5,150 lb) of payload, depending on how it’s equipped. The front axle load carrying ability of 4WD models had also been increased to 2,495 kg (5,500 lb), which meant you could attach an even bigger snowplow. The standard engine is a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 that can supply 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The optional 6.7-litre Cummins inline six-cylinder Turbo Diesel can supply 350 horsepower and a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated with either a six-speed manual (with an ultra-low first gear) or six-speed automatic with a feature that allows the driver to manually limit its highest gear and a tow/ haul mode. The Cummings is a truck diesel that makes custom-

ary diesel engine noses, so it’s far from quiet, especially when you start it up cold. The clatter isn’t so bad when you’re inside the cab, with the windows up, but your neighbours may not appreciate the early morning din. And when you get up to cruising speed on the highway, it’s barely noticeable. Other new features available on RAM HD include an electric shift-on-the-fly 4×4 transfer case, a back-up camera that makes trailer hook-ups easier and a monitor that provides a variety of vehicle information. The cab rides on a new C-pillar positioned hydraulic body mounts and there were suspension upgrades plus larger front axle U-joints. Changes for 2011 were minimal, but did include a tire pressure monitoring system and the LaRAMie trim got standard trailer brake control. In 2012, the HD got a six-speed automatic transmission and a RAMBox storage system was expanded to the 6-foot-4 bed. The base engine’s towing capability was also increased by 2,000 lbs, thanks to a new 4.10 ratio rear end. Big, brash and brawny, the revamped heavy-duty (Dodge) RAM 2500/3500 was reunited with a cleaner, yet more powerful, Cummings Diesel … a match made in truck heaven.

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Price Check - 2010 - 2012 Dodge RAM 2500 (November 2013) Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2010 SLT 4x4 $24,000 to $28,000 2011 SLT 4x4 $29,000 to $34,000 2012 SLT 4x4 $35,000 to $40,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase. Recalls on the 2010 to 2012 Dodge RAM: 2009/2010 - The brake booster input rod may have been installed without a retaining clip and could separate from the assembly, which would lead to a loss of brakes. Dealers will install or replace the retaining clips. 2010 - Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may have a faulty Wireless Ignition

Node (WIN) module that may allow the ignition key to be removed prior to placing the shifter in PARK. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the WIN module. 2010 - An improperly formed master cylinder to hydraulic control unit brake tube assembly end-flare that could lead to a loss of brake fluid and reduced braking performance. Dealers will replace the suspect

brake tubes. 2010 - In vehicles equipped with the diesel engine and the hydroboost brake system, the power steering reservoir cap may have excessive vent pressure levels, which could result in a brake pedal that is slow to return once depressed. Dealers will replace the power steering reservoir cap. 2008 to 2011 - On certain RAM 2500 and 3500 4x4,

RAM 3500 cab chassis 4x2 and 4x4, and 2008 RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 vehicles, the left outer tie rod ball stud could fracture. This condition tends to occur when making a tight turn during low speed parking lot type maneuvers. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the left outer tie rod end. 2009/2010 - The rear axle pinion nut could loosen and allow the rear driveshaft to detach from the axle, or fully detach from the vehicle. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer.

The most macho classic cars ever ally started out as a rather delicate British sports car, the AC Ace. Carroll Shelby saw the potential, installed a 260-cubic-inch Ford V-8, and it was good. But a 427-cubic-inch NASCAR engine was even better along with side-pipes and fat fenders. Performance was blistering and so was the noise.

2. 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda:

1966-67 Shelby Cobra 427 We have no desire to wade into the minefield that is the eternal “chick car vs. dude car” argument. But it’s self-evident that

the cars on this list most definitely have a “Y” chromosome. In fact, they positively ooze testosterone:

1. 1966-67 Shelby Cobra 427: Many people aren’t aware of the fact that the fire-breathing Cobra actu-

The new Mopar E-body forever broke the association with the old economy Valiant, and the Barracuda and its stablemate, the Dodge Challenger, were low, wide and particularly menacing. The 426 Hemi V-8 made it one of the baddest of all time.

3. 1968 Corvette L88: This is the Corvette that ordinary civilians weren’t supposed to be able to buy. It was designed for the track at a time when GM was observing an official racing ban. L88s had no creature comforts (not even a heater) and overheated in the briefest of traffic jams. To further discourage non-racers, GM underrated the horsepower of the 427-cubic-inch engine, reporting it at around 400 hp. In reality, it was well over 500 hp.

4. 1969-73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”: The Ferrari Daytona was one of the last V-12 front-engine Ferrari GTs

5. 1976-89 Porsche 930:

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that Enzo Ferrari personally had a hand in. For almost every year it was in production, it was the fastest road car available in the U.S. with a top speed of more than 172 mph. Racer Dan Gurney and journalist Brock Yates won the infamous cross-country Cannonball Run in a Daytona going coast-to-coast in just under 36 hours. All of the controls from the ultra-heavy clutch to the unassisted steering are like a workout machine set on maximum resistance.

The 930 was like a 911 on steroids. Literally. Choose your favorite juiced ballplayer from the ‘roids era and compare his forearms to the 930’s aggressively flared fenders and you’ll get it. Performance was otherworldly for the time with 0-60 times of under four seconds and sub14-second quarter-mile times, bettering all but the most muscular of Detroit muscle cars (albeit at a very steep price). The 930 could also bite back hard. Its rear-engine and “on or off” turbocharger made it easy to spin.

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Smithers Secondary School star wrestlers Jamie Tersago and Alex Schell picked up right where they left off last season by grappling to a pair of podium finishes at their first meet of the season in


Prince George Nov. 30. Schell, competing in the 47-kg division, won first place and Tersago placed second in the 60-kg division, up a weight class from where she normally wrestles. “They both wrestled really well,” said Gryphons’ coach Don Roy.

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Gryphons wrestle to podium From WRESTLE on B7 Also earning podium positions in Prince George were Ryan Williams, Keith Bradner and Eric Holland, who finished third. Sa-Yez Wilson and Ethan Bucher placed fourth. The Gryphons brought a total of 10 wrestlers to the competition. To reach their full potential, the wrestling team is trying to attend as many competitions as possible this year, Roy said. The provincial championships are in Prince George so he’s aiming to have a full complement of wrestlers attend, even just for the experience. “The rookies have to wrestle a lot more, stop making the silly mistakes rookies make and our veterans have to get used to wrestling tough competition and executing under pressure,” Roy said.

“The challenge is to get that pressure generated in practice situations.” One roadblock is the cost involved in travelling to the competitions, which are almost exclusively out of the region, Roy said. Team members are in Vanderhoof this weekend for a competition and Schell and Tersago will be in Vancouver Dec. 17 to 19 for the highly-competitive War on the Floor meet at Simon Fraser University. Over the Christmas break, the team holds a wrestling camp with former Gryphons who are returning from post-secondary school for the holidays. The wrestling team is accepting donations to help offset travel costs. Please contact team manager Nathalie Brassard at nbrassard@xplornet. com.


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The future direction of the Gitxsan Nation is hanging in the balance following a pre-trial hearing in Smithers Supreme Court last week. After four days of evidence from all parties involved, Judge Mark McEwen is now wrestling with the question of whether or not the Spookw plaintiffs have the right under Canadian law to seek the termination of the Gitxsan Treaty Society. The Spookw litigation team, the GTS litigation team, the provincial and federal lawyers all weighed in delivering the facts as each party views them. The Spookw litigation team, led by Mary Macaulay, opened with applications to add to and change original pleadings in a notice of civil claim in 2010. “The GTS has conducted itself, in certain negotiations, in a manner that’s oppressive,” Macaulay said. “The plaintiffs say the Crowns, both federal and provincial, have knowingly allowed these actions to take place.” Plaintiff

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amendments include the of the Enbridge agreement signing by Elmer Derrick, which occurred after 2010. “The amendments don’t raise any new points,” Judge McEwen said. “All you’re doing is amplifying your pleadings.” “They are for clarification,” Macaulay said. The British Columbia Treaty Commission, who have removed themselves as defendants, is the vehicle created in Dec. 1993 to disperse funding to organizations like the GTS. The plaintiffs claim the BCTC and the federal and provincial governments were told the GTS was not a legal society, yet continued to approve annual funding, which has been more than $24 million since 1994. “The Short Term Forestry Agreement [STFA] and the Gitxsan Alternative Governance Model

[GAGM] were both created when the GTS had no legal standing,” Macaulay said. “The GAGM was the catalyst, in 2008, which led to the plaintiffs seeking a court ordered remedy.” Judge McEwen ordered the GTS to remedy its lack of an official board last year, which the GTS has done to the satisfaction of the courts according to section 85, B.C. Society Act. The Spookw plaintiffs allege to have been denied information when requested and to have been denied from GTS activities, specifically board of director seats. For the purpose of seeking a remedy in the court the Spookw plaintiffs are seeking oppression remedies and asking the court to order the GTS dissolved, however, the section 85 remedy conducted by the GTS is a key factor. See GTS on C2

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From GTS on C1 “Our position is that there was opportunity to participate and it was rejected,” Cherisse Friesen, lead litigator for GTS, said. “The question here is whether they should be deemed proper persons regarding this matter. The [hereditary chiefs] choice not to participate in the GTS can not be overlooked by the court.” Judge McEwen is well aware of the inability of the court to decide on matters outside the court’s jurisdiction. “That [issue] is what derailed this process in the first place,” McEwen said. “It involved reconciling pure democracy with native forms of governance. It ended up being a modified form of democracy.” Judge McEwen added, the court has no ability to determine the inner mechanisms of Gitxsan organizations. The Spookw plaintiffs have no legal recourse according to the GTS and Crown opposition. “This is a dispute between members of the Gitxsan Nation,” Friesen said. “None of the plaintiffs fall within the class of stakeholder. The plaintiffs claim to have been unduly restricted from negotiations, which we say is only available to members of the GTS.” Since no member of the Spookw plaintiffs are alleged to be proper persons by the GTS the only course of action remaining is dissolving the GTS, Friesen said. “There’s a large public interest question here,” Judge McEwen said. “What we have is [the GTS] operating because there’s nobody else to do it. What we have here is people

“I’ve heard no evidence that the GTS takes its direction from the hereditary Chiefs ...” -Judge Mark McEwen B.C. Supreme Court

who are nominated who have an interest but no status.” The fact that the Spookw plaintiffs aren’t official GTS members may not matter in the decision to grant a proper trial, Judge McEwen said. The basis of the Spookw case is Section 71 of the Society Act and Section 271 of the Company Act. Both have been changed since this case has entered court, but the former letter of the law remains in force. The question of who is authorized to apply for BCTC funding, which led to a backand-forth seeking clarification between the Judge and Friesen. The BCTC, as presented by Friesen, is giving the Gitxsan Nation funding based on signed annual agreements, which prompted a discussion on the matter. Judge McEwen understood the letter of the BCTC/Gitxsan funding agreement to mean the money is going directly to a ‘First Nation’ not the GTS explicitly. “Is there one of these [funding agreements] every year that the [hereditary chiefs] sign?” Judge McEwen asked, which Friesen affirmed was correct. “If there’s anything that’s important in this case, it’s knowing who you’re talking to. It’s very confusing at times.” “I’ve heard no evidence that the GTS takes its direction

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT HPL welcomes new librarian in new year By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Hazelton Public Library will be ushering in a new era in 2014 with the appointment of a Tara Williston as chief librarian. Eve Hope has decided to retire as of Dec. 31, which created an opening which the HPL board of directors decided to fill with Williston. She and her partner Debora Lowe, a nurse practitioner at Wrinch Memorial hospital moved to Hazelton June 2012. Williston has a Masters in Library Information Science from UBC in 2008 and has worked in libraries in the Lower Mainland previously. “We didn’t know if I’d find work in my field but we were hopeful,” Williston said. Williston introduced herself immediately to HPL staff and has been working mainly Saturday shifts. “I started working casually last fall and co-ordinated Summer Reading Club,” Williston said. “Staff here was very stable over the years but I put my name in and was lucky


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Left: One of Leah Pipe’s most recent creations is on sale at Art and Antler in Old Hazelton with all proceeds going to SWCC. Right: The logo of the first Skeena Economy Xmas. Contributed images

S.E.X. aims to keep sales local By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition is working to keep this holiday season as positive as possible. The Skeena Economy Xmas (S.E.X.) is highlighting several northwest businesses in an attempt to bolster support for what the region has to offer. Shannon McPhail, SWCC executive director, is aware of the convenience of shopping at big box stores where they seem to have everything under one roof. “My mom loves Walmart,” she said. “We were challenged to show how much our area has readily available. We actually sat down as a family and listed the places we know.” The idea was also sparked by an anonymous donation of $5,000, which led to the realization of how much the northwest has to offer, McPhail said. “That is a lot of money to us,” she said, adding that Tides Canada was the organization that notified SWCC of the gift. “They said it was somebody that watched how SWCC participated in the eviction of

Shell from the Sacred Headwaters. Tides also said the donor normally doesn’t give to groups who are involved in environmental movements.” The donor viewed SWCC as a citizen action group, McPhail added. “Our strength comes from the community,” she said. “It wasn’t SWCC that defeated Shell. It was the unity of the region that defeated Shell.” From that donation and the reason for it, S.E.X. was born. “We live here for

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Lorri (Emma Loreta Martindale) O’Neill May 6, 1926-October 2, 2013 Lorri passed away peacefully October 2 in Smithers B.C. Lorri has an adventurous life and moved with her family to Smithers in 1968 where she lived for 12 years ,eventually relocating to Atlin in 1989, where she ran the Fireweed Inn and then Willow Cottage in Atlin for many years before moving to Telkwa and then back to Smithers in 2011. Lorri¶s annual and perennial home-grown Àowers graced many homes and gardens in Atlin and her beautiful dried Àower and grass arrangements still adorn many walls. In younger days, Lorri was a medical lab technician and worked in that ¿eld for many years, as well as having worked as a research assistant on the development of a vaccine for distemper. She loved downhill skiing, Ày ¿shing, and Must being outdoors. She took up cross country skiing when she moved North and loved going out her back door in Atlin for a Tuick ski on the Àats. She was simply a great lady; warm, kind and funny. She was a loving mother who will always be remembered by her son Mike, daughter-inlaw Jill, daughters Linda and Nancy, grandsons Jessie and David, grandaughter Danielle, and great-grandaughter Alexis Ava. Lorri is also survived by her brother Harold and sister Marty. Lorri always hated a fuss so requested no service be held, but her family will hold an afternoon tea for her many Atlin friends in August of 2014. We would like to thank the staff at the Bulkley Lodge for their care and compassion. You are all very special people. And also a special thank you to Dr Schlotz and the Hospice Society for being there to help us during moms last days.



Irma Edith Williamson, age 86 of Smithers, formerly of South Hazelton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2013 in the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Perry, two sons David and Patrick. Irma is survived by her sister Bea (Ben), three sons Perry (Linda), Marvin (Ardith), Jake (Linda), seven daughters Linda (Jim), Alice, Kathy (George), Caroline, Sharon, Helen (Stan), Irene, and by many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandaughter. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date at 2 Mile Cemetery in Hazelton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bulkley Valley Healthcare & Hospital Foundation, Box 551 Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0. The Williamson family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Flynn and the third floor nursing and support staff at The Bulkley Valley District Hospital. R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441

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Margarete “Gretel” Benneke September 12, 1928 – November 13, 2013

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Dorothy Benneke (Stefan Zeglen) and Edna (Ken) Zimmer and grandchildren Jennifer and Michael who brought her tremendous joy. She also leaves behind extended family in Germany. Her husband Ed predeceased her in 1997. Mom always loved to bake and many will remember her for the little treats she quietly dropped off over the decades, for special occasions or just because. Some of her favourite pastimes were gardening and walking to get fresh air and see the birds and flowers. Although her walks became shorter over the last few years, she often said she was content and had a good life. Among her papers we found this verse:

Randy S Glaim Sr Feb. 15, 1967 to Dec. 12, 2007 Not a day goes by without a tear in our eye. Miss you terribly. Love, Cindy, Randy, Rickey & Rylan

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times, and laughing times, and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave when life is done. At her request, no service will be held. If friends wish, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 3632 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 3Y8.

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Are you an experienced truck driver looking to stay close to home or family, seeking a career change, and have a Class 3 minimum licence with air? We have a position for you! **** Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance is accepting applications for Seasonal/Auxiliary Truck Drivers/Snow Plow Operators in Smithers and Carnaby area. We offer competitive wages and the opportunity for long term advancement. Required qualifications include: - Valid BC Driver’s License (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) - Preference will be given to applicants with Class 1 Licence, Loader experience, and/or Grader experience, Level 1 First Aid, WHMIS and TCP ticket. - Preference will be given to those applicants with truck driving experience. - Must be physically fit and able to work outside in all weather conditions. - We offer a comprehensive snow plow training opportunity. **** Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume along with a current driver’s abstract to: Email: Fax: (250) 638-8409 Apply in person at 2865 Tatlow Road, Smithers Attention: Dan Beaulac, General Manager

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Must have valid Class 5 drivers license and ability to lift. Individual enjoys working with the public and previous experience is not necessary. Drop off resumes in person at:

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Group of companies involved in road construction /maintenance and gravel crushing require a Controller for their Terrace head office. The Controller is responsible for all accounting up to and including year file preparation as well as all banking, insurance and project bonding. This position is also responsible for supervision of the office staff. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years experience in accounting and financial statement preparation. They will have excellent communications, problem solving and time management skills and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience with Sage AccPac ERP, Sage 50 and Microsoft Office will be an asset. Located in the rugged Coast Mountains in Northern BC, Terrace boasts a spectacular landscape.

The area provides year-round access to outdoor recreation opportunities including world class fishing, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking and bike trails, camping and white water rafting. The business community is buoyant and while they are increasing steadily, house prices in Terrace remain reasonable. We offer wages commensurate with experience and an attractive benefit package. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by December 30, 2013 to Controller, Northern Management Systems Ltd, Box 669, Terrace, BC V8G 4B8. Fax 250-635-0987 or email nmsltd@ We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Frontier Chrysler – Smithers BC has an immediate opening for the following full time position. • Sales Person Interested applicants can forward their resume to or drop off in person to 3046 Hwy 16 in Smithers.


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School District #54 (Bulkley Valley) is accepting applications for the position of Casual Education Assistant – French Immersion in Smithers. Candidates must meet the following qualifications: • Completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate or equivalent ) • Must be fluently bilingual in French and English both written and spoken • Demonstrated ability to use judgment in selecting appropriate course of action within clearly established methods and procedures • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact and discretion in the explanation and clarification of information • Demonstrated ability to perform individually and as part of a team • Demonstrated ability to follow directions with regard to work areas, work schedules, classroom activities and the dispensing of medication • Good working knowledge of computers Please send resumes in confidence to: Ms. Bobbie Kingsmill Human Resources Administrator Box 758, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Phone 250-877-6831

ARENA WORKER I/PARKS PERSONNEL I REGULAR PART TIME The Town of Smithers is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Arena Worker I/Parks Personnel I. This is a regular part time, unionized position required immediately. General Statement of Duties: Reporting to the Director of Works and Operations: The Arena Worker I, working part time hours from approximately October to March, performs a variety of maintenance and operational functions such as building maintenance and janitorial, operating ice resurface machine, ice making and refrigeration plant maintenance. The Parks Personnel I, working full time hours from approximately April to October, performs a variety of labour and maintenance functions for Town parks and boulevards and assists in other Works and Operations areas. For complete details of this position, please request a job description from the Town by contacting the individual noted below or visit our website at www. Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter, resume, three references and a current driver’s abstract by 4:00pm, December 20, 2013 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Confidential: Competition #13-13 Town of Smithers Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250-847-1600 Fax: 250-847-1601 Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or in person but cannot be submitted via email. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Temporary Bookkeeper/Receptionist Position available for 2-3 days per week starting January 6, 2014 to assist during our tax season. Qualifications Preferred:

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to use basic office equipment • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel • Bookkeeping and Simply Accounting background • Ability to multi-task and deal with varied workload

To apply, please send a full resume including cover letter to Todd Larson & Associates Inc. by e-mail to or drop off at 3896 2nd Ave. in Smithers. Todd Larson & Associates

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Advertising Sales Consultant The award-winning The Interior News has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. Our ideal candidate will be organized, upbeat and work well in a fast paced environment. You have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges. Newspaper sales would be a definite asset but training would be provided for the right candidate. Above average communication skills, valid driver’s licence and reliable automobile are necessary. The client list currently generates $40-50,000 per year gross. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Grant Harris Publisher / Sales Manager Box 2560, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Email: Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Smithers Community Services Association Community Learning Services is seeking adult learners for our adult one-on-one literacy program. If you are an adult who is interested in working on your reading, writing, math, or computer skills, we are the program to you. We provide free tutoring with volunteer tutors to help you reach your learning goals. For information contact: Jo-Anne Nugent Ph.250-847-9515 Email:

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GENERAL LABOURERS WANTED Houston Forest Products, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., located in Houston, B.C. is accepting applications for general labourers willing to work till approximately May of 2014. ‡ Previous sawmill experience is an asset but not required. ‡ A competitive wage and benefit package will be provided. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to:

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2BDRM CLEAN Mobile home on 5 acres with south aspect, Driftwood side of valley, 6km on pavement to town. NS,NP, W/D/F/S/DW Ref’s req’d. 250877-9230. 2BDRM HOUSE Garage, shed, garden. all appliance, Wood stove. $900. + utilities N/S, pets negotiable Sophie at 250-442-5925 2 SMALLER HOUSES, 1-3 br on Kidd Rd, fenced yard, mtn views. f/s/w/d, n/p, n/s. $625. or $750. Call 250-635-2839 or text 250-615-2645 HOUSE SITTER wanted for home in Driftwood area from Jan. 2 to late April. Call for more info. 250-847-2202.


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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT BPD can be helped by listening, Horne By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

A new Hazelton resident will have a paper he wrote in the next issue of Neuroethics Journal, a British publication. Greg Horne, who earned a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario last year, decided to determine the proper treatment of borderline personality disorder. BPD, Horne describes, is a multifaceted ailment where ‘patterns of relationship instability, emotional upheavals, chaotic self-image and chronic feelings of emptiness, which can lead to self-harm and suicidal tendencies. “I don’t know how many people are interested in this topic,” Horne said. “It got more response on Facebook than anything I’ve ever done. It’s kind of mind-blowing to me.” Before his Masters, Horne studied at the University of Victoria, where he focused on psychology and biology. “I focused on neuroscience at UVic,” he said. “That transformed into a shift to philosophy.” The basis of Horne’s paper, Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Moral or Clinical Condition? Assessing Charland’s Argument from Treatment, is that clinical treatment should be used over any attempt to correct specific moral behaviour. “If people with BPD already have difficulty mentalizing (understanding their own actions through another’s eyes), then if someone else reprimands them with moral lessons, they will not be able to integrate this information since it takes a form they have difficulty absorbing,” he said. “It will only make them feel more shut down and emotionally

“The way to help is very often not through telling the person what they are doing is wrong ...” -Greg Horne Masters in Philosophy, U Western Ontario

overwhelmed, leading to more so-called ‘immoral’ angry, manipulative, or suicidal behaviours. These behaviours are reactions to feeling overwhelmed.” One form of mentalization is the

method of getting a person diagnosed with BPD to visualize themselves through another person’s eyes. “Any sort of trauma that happens at a young age needs a lot of attention to turn those types of

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“The way to help is very often not through telling the person what they are doing wrong when they act in angry, manipulative, or suicidal ways,” Horne said. “They know what they are doing wrong. The way to help is through listening, patience and empathy. These practices foster the person’s sense of self and ability to understand themselves in relation to others, both of which can easily be overwhelmed when others tell them what they should or shouldn’t do.”

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The Interior News

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vickers showing work through Dec. at Misty River By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Roy Henry Vickers is nearing 40 years of creating West Coast art and will be showing his work until the new year at Misty River Art gallery in Old Hazelton. This is the fourth year Vickers has been the December artist, which is not how his residence in Hazelton began. “I wanted to stay out of the art scene in Hazelton when I first moved home,” he said. “But then Misty River opened up in its former location and I thought I should start doing something in the community.” Vickers began his journey in art at the ‘Ksan school of West cCoast art in 1972 and he’s glad he decided to give back to where it all began. “This is the place I identify with more than any place I’ve ever lived,” Vickers said. The two main

instructors at ‘Ksan in the 70s were Vernon Stephens, design, and Ken Mowatt, sculpting, but it was the community of artists there that helped to shape the artist he is today, he said. “Earl Muldon, Walter Harris and Victor Mowatt were always there helping to teach me how Gitxsan shapes are supposed to be,” he said. To this point Vickers has worked in confined spaces and prevented him from being able to offer his expertise like those who shared with him in ‘Ksan. “I want to teach,” he said. “I think around 30 years old is about the time to start buckling down and learning from an older person like me to mentor them. I was 27 when I got to ‘Ksan.” However, any prospective artist have to be willing to maintain the strict forms that make up the Gitxsan style, he said. “It’s a rigid system,” Vickers added. “ An artist has to be much

more than a person who makes art, he said. “You have to be willing to tell your story,” he said. “When you begin to get a lot of attention the greatest way to tell your story is taking your art and sharing the story of what you made. Having the self-confidence to share yourself is very important. “It’s not really your art that sells. It’s you. You have to live the culture and a big part of that culture is storytelling.” Part of Vicker’s evolving dream is to create a studio in the Hazelton area, which will enable another piece of the puzzle. “I want to build on the Glen Vowell reserve,” he said. “I’ve worked for years and never had my own studio. That studio will have a top-of-the-line screenprinting shop.” He’s happy where he is and has no plans to leave anytime soon. “I’m like the old salmon coming back up the river,” Vickers said. “This is where I’m gonna stay.”

Roy Henry Vickers is looking to set up permanent shop in the Hazelton area. He was at his opening of his December show last Sunday to sign any of his creations such as his most recent book, Raven Brings the Light. Jerome turner photo

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Smithers Interior News, December 11, 2013  

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Smithers Interior News, December 11, 2013  

December 11, 2013 edition of the Smithers Interior News