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Vol. 29 | No. 23 Thursday, December 19, 2013

Serving the Bella Coola Valley and the Chilcotin CoastMountainNews.com

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Merry Christmas! Eric Boileau is happy to receive his gift from Santa at the Sons of Norway Jultrefest on December 15.

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‘Singing the Earth’ - Bella Coola celebrated in Toronto by local composers tribute BY BETH JAY On Thursday, December 5, due to fate and somewhat serendipitous circumstances, I found myself experiencing an evocative evening of Bella Coola culture and music in the heart of downtown Toronto. How, you might well ask, did this happen, considering I live on Vancouver Island? Currently, I am spending time in Waterloo, only an hour away from Toronto, and my brotherin-law just happened to see a review of an upcoming concert in the Toronto Star, entitled “Singing the Earth”, composed by Anna Hostman, who grew up in

Bella Coola. Somehow, the confluence of circumstances told me that I was being called to attend, to renew my connections with Bella Coola, and indeed, the evening magically transported me back to the beauty of the valley and the years that I lived there, while sitting in a dark theatre space in the heart of Toronto. And, returning to my reporter days, I just happened to be covering the story for the Coast Mountain News! The theatre, though small, was full to capacity for the evening, and extra chairs were brought in to seat the people who seemed to keep coming and

coming, in from the cold Toronto night. Filling the small floor space in the front of theatre, ready to play, were the instruments of the musical ensemble, which included saxophone, clarinet, percussion, piano, recorder, bass and accordian, instruments reminiscent of those played in the valley over the years, some by Nuxalk musicians and some by the Norwegians. Along one wall, hundreds of pages of text were hung in ten rows, clipped to long wires, much like clothes on a clothesline. They were copied from McIlwraith’s “The Bella Coola

Indians”, and excerpts provided the inspiration for the lyrics of many of the songs. The evening began with a showing of “Cry Rock”, a short film by Nuxalk filmmaker Banchi Hanuse, bringing the voices, stories, music, language and images of the Bella Coola valley to life. For Torontonians, Bella Coola must certainly seem very far removed from urban living, and the film helped to create a strong visual and aural landscape, as well as to establish an evocative atmosphere for the concert to follow. For me, it was wonderful to see the faces and hear the voices

of people I know, and to see the classroom of Acwsalcta children who I taught several years ago. Following the film came the musical part of the evening, best described as a multi-media “concert-installation”, and indeed, the performance was as much visual as it was musical. On a screen suspended above the musicians, the lyrics of the songs were projected, and along two sides of the performance space, multiple long paper banners were hung, on which an ever-changing series of photo and video images of the valley were shown. SEE PIECE ON PAGE 3


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Bella Coola Seventh-Day Adventist Church Saturday Service Song & Bible Study For Adults & Children 9:30 am Sabbath School Program 10 am Bible Study Church Service 11 am Bella Coola Adventist Academy Offers a Christian Learning Environment for Grades K - 9 Grades 10 - 12 Distance Learning through West Coast Adventist School Principal Rebecca Landry 799-5910

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church

Tonight, December 19 7:30 at the Adventist Church! Everyone Welcome!

• Always turn lights off before leaving home or going to sleep

Sunday Communion Suspended Service Until Mid-March 10:30AM Monthly Mass Saturday Evening 6:00PM For more info on Mass Schedule Call Susan CalltoKathy conMoore rm 250-799-5975 250-799-5618

Services of the United Church of Canada Augsburg/Mackenzie Augsburg Church United Church Hwy. 20 Hagensborg Worship 10:30 AM Sunday: Emmanuel United Church Regular Services & Worship 4:00 PM with Sunday School 10:30am light supper to follow Minister Cynthia Breadner Emmanuel Church Everyone welcome! Bella Coola Advent Bible Study Sunday Service 7pm Call for resource and meeting times Minister Holy Communion Cynthia Breadner December 8 Everyone Welcome White Gift Sunday December 15 Ecological Video/Book Carol Singing Study December 22 Augsburg/McKenzie Christmas Service UnitedEve Church Begins Oct 2013 December 24 -7, 7:30 PM 7:00 PM Holy Baptism December 25 “Reacquaint yourself Emmanuel United Church with a spiritual 11:00 AM service unfolding of the If youuniverse wish to be baptized story.” or have children baptized Please Call For more information 250 799 5388 250-799-5388

BRINGING BACK THE BELLA COOLA CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

• Never leave lit candles unattended

Happy Holidays from the Board and staff at

Central Coast Regional District

Closed for the holidays

December 24, 2013 to January 2, 2014

• Practice home escape plans • Keep your chimney clean Have a Happy and Fire-safe Holiday Season From the Bella Coola Fire Dept

Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Centre

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Centre will be closed Wednesday December 25, 2013 and Wednesday January 1, 2014. In order to accommodate your waste and recycling needs during this busy time of year, the Centre will be open on Saturday, December 28, 2013 and January 4, 2014. Regular Wednesday and Saturday openings will resume, January 6, 2014

December 25,2013 - CLOSED December 28, 2013 - OPEN January 1, 2014 - CLOSED January 6, 2014 - OPEN Once the gifts are unwrapped and the turkey is eaten, forgo that comfy couch and head outdoors with your binoculars and bird ID guide in hand to participate in the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world. Now in its 113th Year, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is a perfect way for you to make an enormous contribution to bird conservation

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Reduce – Re-use – Recycle Wising you and yours the best of the Season

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Piece considered a 'musical tribute' to composers Bella Coola roots FROM PAGE 1 Images of the mountains, trees, moss, Nuxalk masks, cars, people, the hill, Uncle Billy's dove-tail constructed barn, and the river. The paper banners were a reflection of the valley’s close ties to the forest and the forest industry, and much of the video footage came from the Norwegian Heritage House and the Bella Coola Valley Museum. There was a lot to see in this changing collage of images and text, and together with the music and songs, the visual and aural landscape created an evocative and haunting sense of sound and emotion. The music was comprised of “11 pieces about a place”, some instrumental and some songs. Interspersed between the pieces were commentaries by Lance Nelson, Pat Lenci, and Cheryl Waugh, elucidating further on various current issues within the valley culture. It was disorienting to be sitting in a dark theatre in Toronto, hearing the voices of people I knew discussing issues that affect the valley, and once again, I was pulled back to memories of my life in Bella Coola. The music and songs were angular, abstract, intricate and complex, at times discordant, rarely melodic, with many unusual sounds and textures. The lyrics of the songs were in various languages, including, English, Nuxalk, Norwegian and Japanese, representing the various cultures that have impacted the valley. The songs were beautifully sung by First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, who was born in Bella Coola. Her rich, mellow voice brought an operatic feel to the songs, and her deer hide moccasins (bought in Bella Coola) were a visual reminder of her First Nations heritage. Accompanying the performance was

a small, beautifully designed booklet, with historical photographs, composer’s notes, thoughts from collaborators Dylan Robinson and Patrick Nickleson, notes about the pieces, and the lyrics of the songs. The eleven pieces were based on various themes relating to the natural setting and the culture of the valley, including moss, smallpox, the potlatch ban, traditional Nuxalk stories, the importance of the herring and oolachen, a Norwegian fiddle tune, Tallio Cannery, and residential school survivors. Composer Anna Hostman grew up in Bella Coola, and she and her family left in 1986. Anna pursued a career in music composition, doing an undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Victoria, and she recently completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Toronto. Anna collaborated with Dylan Robinson, a Sto:lo scholar and dramaturge, Patrick Nickleson, a musicologist, and the musical talents of the Continuum Contemporary Music ensemble, to bring the stories, the people,

and the landscape of Bella Coola to the Toronto audience. I had a long conversation with Anna after the performance and we talked about the people and places that we both knew. She told me that four Bella Coolans, Ocean Dionne, Odd Knudson, and Dr. Fallis and his wife had been in attendance for the previous evening’s performance, and Anna’s mother, Carol Hostman (June Vosburgh’s sister), was there the night I went, though unfortunately I didn’t get to meet her. When I asked Anna how a girl from smalltown Bella Coola had become a composer, she said she has always been composing music and this is where life has led her. “Singing the Earth” is Anna’s musical tribute to her Bella Coola roots. “Singing the Earth” had a message for the audience, and in Anna’s own words, “Like the people who live there, we consider the piece a collection of eccentricities, struggles, hopes, strengths and contraries. It’s a necessarily incomplete portrait of the people and place, our own creative response to their warmth and spirit, as

The collaborators on Anna Hostman's piece about Bella Coola, 'Singing the Earth.' L to R: Patrick Nickelson, Anna Hostman, Dylan Robinson and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman well as to the valley’s stunning beauty.” Anna, Patrick and Dylan wish to express their thanks and gratitude to all the people who helped them during their visits to the Valley. Caitlin Thompson helped with newspaper archives at the newspaper office, Lance Nelson and Clyde Tallio gave them a tour of Acwsalcta School, and Lance took them to the petroglyphs.

Thank You On November 22, 2013 the Bella Coola Adventist School had a visitor. Carolyn Diguistini came to the school, bringing with her all the supplies and utensils necessary to make hand lotion.

Many people spent time telling stories and talking about the history of the Valley, including Clyde Tallio, the Caspersons, the

Dunsworths, the Lencis, Peter Sohljell, June Vosburgh, and others. The performance was videoed, and

when it is available, it will be posted on the Facebook pages of the Arts Council, the Belco Bulletin Board, and the Coast Mountain News.

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LETTERS

Reader urges residents to stand up and fight for ferry service Dear Bella Coola, When I think back

to the BC Ferry meeting I feel deep regret. I can’t speak for anyone

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Men’s gold wedding band with silver Nuxalk design. Lost Thursday, December 12 at the brakecheck west of the Fraser River on Highway 20. Please call Lawrence at: 250 799 0038 or 250 982 2787

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else, but I sure wish we hadn’t been so civilized. I wish I had shaken my fist and hissed at them. I wish they had to carry me out kicking and screaming at the unfairness of it. I wish we had all ripped up their stupid glossy magazines and kicked them all out of town. I know, the mediator that our government deems necessary to hire, at province expense, did look formidable, as she explained the rules of engagement we were to obey. (If government represents the people, why do they need mediators?) And the

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resort left was tourism. I remember someone sneering at that – “What are we supposed to do, raise a family on ten bucks an hour?” Still, everyone pulled up their socks and got on with it, and despite abysmal advertising of the Circle Route by BC Ferries, businesses were just beginning to thrive. Hundreds of millions of dollars have gone into provincial coffers over the years from OUR resources and what do we have to show for it? We have ghost towns all along

the coast, towns that once processed fish, and mills that processed timber. Towns that employed people, and employed people spend money on goods and services – putting back into the economy. Unemployed people require goods and services, which take out from the economy. The short-sightedness of our government in planning rural sustainability is appalling – I suppose that now they don’t need our resources, they think they can abandon us. However,

trees do grow back and the fish are returning, and maybe we will stop being so nice. We demand community engagement BEFORE decisions that affect our livelihood are made, not after. And we will continue to fight the decisions made on our behalf, but not by us. This isn’t over. It is deceit like this that gets people motivated and political. So sign the petition, stand up to the bullies – don’t let this fight die! Sincerely, Jenny Roberts-Hall

I wish you and your family all the best of the Christmas season, and I look forward to working together in the New Year of 2014.

At this time, a special thanks goes out to all the volunteers within the District - your time is invaluable.

Trustees & Staff at School District #49 (Central Coast)

representatives flown in by BC Ferries, to stay in our hotel, and eat in one of the only surviving restaurants, kept alive through summer tourism, did look truly sorry for us, but why were they here? Couldn’t they just have granted us, the communities involved, the $500,000 it cost them to put up this charade? Twenty years ago when the logging industry was moving out, having taken a century worth of mostly old growth timber, and the government regulated the small fishermen out of a livelihood, the only

Local children perform at this year's Jultrefest, hosted by the Sons of Norway. Thanks to Caroline Granander for coordinating the performance, and thanks to the Sons of Norway for hosting this event.

Vera Robson, Realtor 250-982-2553

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Annual Christmas Writing Contest Winners Timothy’s Christmas Adventure

never thought of it that way but that’s another good reason to prove to the world that Santa is real.”

By Callum McAllister Grade 5 – Shearwater School My name is Timothy and I am 9 years old and I love Christmas, I love Christmas so much that I am going to catch Santa and prove to the world that he’s real. All my friends at school say that he’s not real so I’m going to prove them wrong. My plan is to hide in a big present and when Santa walks by I jump into his bag full of presents with my camera and he takes me to the North Pole so I can take pictures of all the elves, but right now I have to wait in this big box. Snore, I opened my eyes and found that I had fallen asleep, but the thing that had woken me up was Santa. He had just made a loud thud when he came down the chimney. I wanted to wait for exactly the right time to get in his bag. As fast as I could I ran into his bag and got as comfortable as I could before Santa came back! “This bag seems to get heavier every year,” said a rough but comforting voice I guess was Santa. A squeaky voice said, “That was the last house Santa it’s time to go back home.” “Okay Max, head the reindeers in the right direction,” said Santa. I could feel that we were going super-fast so I stuck my head out and caught some snowflakes on my tongue. I took a couple of pictures of Santa and his elf friend Max and of the reindeer. A huge gust of wind came and my camera flew out of my hands. It was my only way of getting proof so I jumped off and landed on a huge pile of snow. I started looking for my camera when I realized that if I even found it, it would be broken and that I was lost in a winter blizzard. I let out a huge scream and was starting to panic when a huge pile of snow landed on me and I fell asleep. I opened my eyes to look at a warm fire place and a tiny kitchen and a big comfy arm chair. There was an elf dressed in green and red in the chair. He said, “Oh you’re awake, I thought you were dead but, I wasn’t sure so I brought you into get warm.”

Callum McAllister “Who are you?” I asked. “I’m Jonny Cane.” said the little weird elf. “I’m Timothy.” I said. “Here have some breakfast,” said Jonny Cane. After I finished breakfast I asked him how he found me. He said, “Well I was walking through the woods in the candy cane forest and a black camera hit me in the head and then I heard a scream and I found you in the pile of snow. So this camera is probably yours.” “Thank you,” I said when he handed it to me. “By the way why are you in the North Pole?” asked the elf. “…And that’s why I’m in the North Pole,” I said as I finished my story. “Ya know I could help you try to get in to Santa’s workshop and take a picture of him.” said Jonny “You could?” “Of course I could. I have been working at the workshop for 2,000 years. I just retired a year ago.” “But you’re Santa’s elf why would you help me try to take a picture of Santa?” “There are more bad kids every year, and well maybe if everybody knew that Santa and his elves were real then people would not be so bad.” “I

“What if I came in with a huge present and said that it was for Santa and you were in the present and I took you into Santa’s workshop. And once you take enough photos we dress up as elves and take Santa’s sled to escape.” “That is the best idea I have ever heard!” We took the road up to the entrance and a security elf asked, “What is in the box?” “I’m Santa’s secret Santa this year and this is his present.” Jonny answered. “Open the doors,” hollered the security elf. I took tons of pictures of the whole workshop and finally decided it was time to go home. After I finished changing into some elf clothes Jonny and I ran to the place Santa kept his sleigh and reindeer. We zoomed off on the sleigh and I realized how sleepy I was. “Hello there you must be Jonny the elf and Timothy the little boy who lives in that nice brick house I went to,” said a booming voice. Jonny and I were so occupied with our mission we never noticed the red person in the back seat. “You aren’t the first person to try and get proof that I was real,” said Santa. “Who else tried to do this and what happened to them,” I asked Santa. “Well there was a little boy who took a remote car with a camera on it and snuck it into my bag and when I got home he drove it out and took a whole bunch of pictures. So the elves and I had to go to this kid’s

house and explain to him why we keep our selves a secret which I am going to explain to you.” “The reason we keep our selves a secret is because we need to have people believe in the Christmas spirit and if all these little kids knew that Santa was real then they wouldn’t have to believe in Santa. They would just know that he was real.” “I think I get the true Christmas spirit now Santa,” I said sleepily. “You have to promise me that you can’t say or show anybody those pictures” said Santa. “I promise I will never ever tell or show anybody what I have seen “I told Santa as I fell asleep. I woke up to snowy windows and the smell of waffles and the noise of crinkling wrapping paper. I jumped off my bed and ran down stairs to find my family opening a pile of presents under the tree. It was truly my favourite Christmas of all.

The Invisible Sleigh By Finn Carlson Grade 3 – Bella Coola Elementary It was December 20th, five days till Christmas. It was very busy in the North Pole today, especially for the apprentice reindeer trainers. These elves had to work 20 hours a day! The leader of the reindeer team, Adorellan, had to work even harder. Four days later was the day for apprentice reindeer trainer and magician Aquilan, to make the sleigh and stuff invisible to humans. So he went to the sleigh. There were many

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people gathering to watch the spell caster Aquilan. As he took out his wand he thought I’m going to do this right. I have practiced so many times. So he started to say the magic words “ akrod bardiyou cickivz sosivzck”. Suddenly the sleigh turned invisible. Oh no! thought Aquilan. Someone in the crowd must have said “ kfzoid kozifd xidlz” to make the sleigh invisible to elves!! Santa was part elf so he could not see it either! Santa suddenly appeared by the where the sleigh used to be. “I must talk with you now” he said. So Aquilan grabbed Santa’s hand and they teleported to Santa’s house at the North Pole. Aquilan said “ Santa, I said the right words. Someone in the crowd must have said” kzfoid kozifd xidlz “to change the spell from humans to Elves! “I think I know who it was.” said Santa Then he called the elf police and said to them it was Etstouki. Then they ran and captured him and put him in jail. “There is only one solution, get a human to say

the words to switch the spell around.” You must go to the town of Bella Coola and find a Human that will do the job.” “But I can’t go in to the human places” said Aquilan. “ I will give you some magic powers to get there, you will have 12 hours to find the best child”. ”Okay” said Aquilan. Then Santa cast a spell on him and he was transported to the town of Bella Coola and searched for 11 hours until he found the perfect child named Jack, who was sleeping, so he used some magic and went into his dreams and said “Jack you must come help find Santa’s sleigh. You will wake up in the North pole in Santa’s house”. Then Jack suddenly woke up in a cozy warm house and thought where am I? This is like that dream I had. Then Santa walked in and said “ Hello Jack I need a favour from you and explained why. Jack said “Okay” but only if you give me one wish. “Okay” said Santa, so Jack went around town and finally found the sleigh and

Finn Carlson reversed the spell. Then they had a short party. It was Christmas Eve and Jack said “Santa my wish is to ride to all the houses with you. Suddenly Santa said, “One of the Sleigh bells is missing”! “Go pick one from the bell shop” Then Jack and Aquilan ran and got the bell and put it on the sleigh and jumped in with Santa. Then they were off and they went to every house, then Santa brought Jack back home and Santa went home to and it was the best Christmas ever.

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More Christmas stories The Odd Boys Christmas

have Christmas with Ronald. It was OK with the guards and so Ronald had the best Christmas ever. So I guess this is the end!!!

By Haydn Nygaard Grade 4 – Bella Coola Elementary December 29, 2013 Featuring the Caley Watts band and James Taylor with Uriel Sverdin. Bella Coola Valley Inn is pleased to announce up and coming changes to our dining room and menu. We will be closed for the holidays as of December 24th to 28th and we will be unveiling the changes to our new dining room with a live music night on December 29th.

New Year ~ New Menu! Watch for the announcement of the Bella Coola Valley Inn’s new menu. Specials from this menu will be featured on Music Night!

The Christmas Squirrel

Once upon a time there was a boy, an odd boy. His name was Ronald Derranimal. He lived in Paris, France. He had seven brothers and 13 sisters. He liked to play soccer. One day, the last day of school, some people were bulling Ronald and that got Ronald mad and he used telepathic powers and threw those big bullies to the wall. Ronald got in BIG trouble. Everyone stayed away from Ronald. Ronald had no friends, at all. It was 40 years later and Ronald was a criminal. Ronald was

By Sadie Lynne Gunderson Grade 3 – Bella Coola Elementary Haydn Nygaard on the run. Ronald was running from the cops. It was 40 below zero. It was five days from Christmas. It was the day before Christmas and Ronald was spending his Christmas in jail. One hour later! Someone came into the jail to see Ronald. It was his cousin Ruby. Ruby came in to

Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Lexi. She loved Santa and she could not wait until Christmas.

What’s Christmas? By Tyler Doiron Grade 5 – Bella Coola Elementary

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branches and found a baby squirrel. She reached in and the baby squirrel ran up her arm and sat on her shoulder. The squirrel nestled right in to Lexi’s hair and went to sleep. Lexi decided to make the squirrel a bed right next to her bed. The next morning was Christmas morning and the little squirrel helped Lexi open her gifts and hid in her stocking. Lexi decided to name the baby squirrel Tinsel. Tinsel stayed with Lexi and they lived a happy life together. The End.

Sadie Gunderson One day Lexi went to Anahim Lake with her Dad and on the way home they found a pretty little Christmas tree. They loaded it into the truck and took it home. In the morning, Lexi started to decorate the tree. When she was done, she heard a funny noise. She ran back to the tree to see where the noise came from. Lexi searched through the

Once upon a time there was a man named Jay. Jay didn’t know anything about Christmas because he was more of a Halloween person. The reason was he would scare people not be nice to them. Because he would say BOO to everyone. Jay was so close to learning how to decorate a Christmas tree. Jay was so close to learn but he put a skull on the top instead of a star. One day Jay was being nice to everyone but he scared someone really bad. I think the person Jay scared ran away. We tried everything, even Christmas carols.

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BC Ferries cuts means mammography services lost in Bella Coola Press Release   About 100 women per year will lose mammography screening services in their community, when BC Ferries Route 40, from Bella Coola to Port Hardy, is cancelled in April, 2014.  Currently, Bella Coola residents can get mammograms through the Mobile Screening Mammography Program of BC. BC Ferries carries the mammography van, with the equipment, into the community. Losing the ferry service means losing the visits, as the only road – from Williams Lake to Bella Coola – is

too bumpy to safely transport the medical equipment by van.  The United Church Health Services Society (UCHSS), which governs Bella Coola General Hospital and medical clinic, has deep concerns about the impact of BC Ferries ‘service adjustments’ on the health of the region. The loss of incommunity mammography services means the hospital must ask government to find another $50,000 for transportation, so women can access mammograms elsewhere.  “Because of the ferry cuts, we believe fewer women will get

screened for breast cancer, as they'll need to travel to do so,” said Lynn Nelson, UCHSS board chair. “The immediate health consequences of losing the Bella Coola - Port Hardy route are jarring. One of Canada's great successes has been providing excellent health care in rural and remote settings. We are recognized, international leaders in this. The medical staff and administration at The United Church Health Services Society are distressed that health delivery and health outcomes were not considerations in canceling this route.” 

 In addition to losing the mammogram program, the UCHSS is gravely concerned that the loss of the ferry will mean loss of tourism for Bella Coola. As logging and fishing have declined over the past several decades, tourism has become the region's primary economic driver, and it was growing.  “While it's unusual for a health agency to speak out about tourism, but in Bella Coola, it's a core employer,” said Nelson. “For many families, tourism has become an opportunity to grow a small business. We know that income and health are

Volunteers needed for Christmas Bird Count Between December 14, 2013 and January 4, 2014, hawk-eyed volunteers across the continent will brave various weather conditions to count birds during the annual Christmas Bird Count. On December 28, 2013, birders and nature enthusiasts in Bella Coola will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet. Each year, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society mobilize over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,300 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The Christmas Bird Count utilizes the power

of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. Data compiled in Bella Coola will record every individual bird and bird species seen in a specified area, contributing to a vast citizen science network that continues a tradition stretching back more than 100 years. “This is not just about having fun and counting birds— although that’s an important part of it,” says Dick Cannings, the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count coordinator. “Data from the Christmas Count are at the heart of hundreds of peerreviewed scientific

studies and inform decisions by government agencies throughout North America and, increasingly, the Western Hemisphere.” During last year’s count, about 60 million birds were tallied in 2369 locations by over 71,000 volunteers, the number of both locations and observers a record level of participation. In Canada, over 13,000 participants in 418 counts found 3.7 million birds. The Christmas Bird Count began over a century ago when 27 conservationists in 25 localities, led by scientist and writer Frank Chapman, changed the course of ornithological history. On Christmas Day in

1900, the small group posed an alternative to the “side hunt,” a Christmas day activity in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds and small mammals. Instead, Chapman proposed that they identify, count, and record all the birds they saw, founding what is now considered to be the world's most significant citizen-based conservation effort – and a more than century-old institution. To participate in Bella Coola please contact Mary Tutt at 250 982 2715 or email tuttme@yahoo.ca

inextricably linked. Less employment here ultimately will mean poorer health in this community.”  Finally, UCHSS anticipates that the loss of the ferry service will significantly

impede efforts to recruit and retain health care professionals for Bella Coola. Recruitment is already a challenge in BC’s small communities.  The administration at UCHSS is hope-

ful that BC Ferries and the Ministry of Transportation will recognize the importance of Route 40 to the health of Bella Coola residents, and reinstate ferry service to this community. 

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FIREWOOD SALVAGE NOTICE Bella Coola Community Forest in conjunction with Nuxalk Forestry Limited Partnership is operating the dry land sort at Clayton Falls and working on logs from the community forests. In processing the logs to enhance value, trim is generated in various sized log chunks which are ideal for cutting up into fire wood. This excess wood is being made available for people to come and salvage. • Location: Clayton Falls Dry Land Sort: Follow Hwy 20 to harbor and continue west on to the North Bentinck Forest Service Road and follow it to Clayton Falls/BC Hydro park then continue over the Clayton Falls Creek bridge to the dry land sort area. Firewood is piled at the side of the road by the operations sign. The dry land sort is an active industrial site so do not enter the working area of the sort yard. Stay on the side of the road and please keep the road open at all times. Please apply the following etiquette: 1. Safety first: use personal protective equipment while cutting, including eye, hearing, leg and foot protection 2. Do not leave any garbage or litter 3. Keep roads open and clear of slash debris 4. Work in a safe manner and maintain safe working distance between other firewood salvagers. The firewood is made available as a community service, it is not meant for re-sale. Individuals or contractors wishing to sell firewood as commercial enterprise should contact Bella Coola Community Forest as per below. For further information please contact: Hans Granander, RPF, General Manager, Bella Coola Community Forest Ltd. Tel:250-982-2515, email: hcgranander@gmail.com

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Bella Coola HeliSports Inc has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Region, for an area addition to their Licence of Occupation #515434 situated on Provincial Crown land located in Bella Coola valley for the purposes of commercial recreation and guided mountaineering. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #5406548. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 142- 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9 or emailed to: AuthorizingAgency.Nanaimo@gov.bc.ca Comments will be received by MFLNRO until January 10, 2014. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations.

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JOB POSTING Manager, Support Services Bella Coola General Hospital Position: Manager Support Services Department: Administration Status: Regular Fulltime Monday – Friday Start Date: March 1, 2013 Job Summary: The Support Services Manager is responsible for the overall performance and development of the Dietary, Laundry and Housekeeping services. The incumbent ensures that these services operate within continuous quality improvement, human resource management best practices and the organizations financial and administrative protocols. The incumbent supervises program staff in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer, providing mentoring and coaching support and ensuring accountability to defined goals and objectives. As part of the Management Team the incumbent plays a central role in providing support to the BCGH/ RW Large Memorial team through, cash management, financial journal preparation, housing requirements for staff, emergency planning, support to other departments for scheduling / timekeeping when required, committee work , videoconferencing etc. Education/Qualifications Five years experience at a program management level including staff supervision and budget management. Requires high school graduation supplemented with additional course work that focuses on building skills in related subject areas and five years minimum related progressive administrative experience. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Knowledge/Abilities Knowledge of program development and evaluation methods. Experience of accreditation processes and programs preferable. Exceptional leadership and coaching skills, with experience facilitating significant change management/development projects. Ability and willingness to work flexibly and towards common goals with a leadership team structure Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to provide guidance, coaching and supervision Ability to organize. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position To Apply: For further information and to apply please email full resume and cover letter to: Michel Bazille, COO (Telephone) 250 799 5308 Bella Coola General Hospital, Box 220, Bella Coola, B.C. V0T 1C0 Michel.bazille@vch.ca Compensation as per Health Employers Association of B.C. Salary Range: Minimum $51,850 to Maximum $74,534.00 – negotiated based on education and experience or combination of. Date Posted: December 16, 2013

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Large 2bdrm duplex, 5th Ave downtown. Ground level, all appliances. N/S, N/P, $1200/mon. 250-392-6733 Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available Oct. 1st. Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpace4Rent.com New renovation, 3bdrm 1 1/2 bath, close to TRU & all schools. N/S N/P $900 +Utilities, avail. immed. Phone (250)392-5352

Mobile Homes & Pads 3 bedroom. mobile, lakefront. Please call (250)392-7617

Homes for Rent 2 and 3 bdrm. houses. F/S natural gas heat. Please call (250)392-7617. 2 bdrm. unit in quiet, clean adult oriented building, South Lakeside area. Avail Jan. 1st. $600/month +util. w/d Small pet OK. (250)305-2241 3-4bdrm house on acreage with one bath, large rec room, wood heat, garden, wood shop & carport. Good condition, near Gibraltar. f,s,w,d n/s $800/mo McLeese Lake. 1(250)297-6569 or 1(250)6302690 3bdrm, 2 bath house in Dairy Lane, 5 appl, outside storage shed, fenced back yard, N/S, N/P D/D R/R. Working couple. $950/mo +Utilities. Avail. immediately. Call (250)296-4211 809 Midnight Dr. 3bdrm house, upstairs, working people, quiet, N/P N/S $900 +75% Utilities. Avail. immed (250)392-6338

2002 Hyundai Elantra Automatic, Power windows, Power door locks, Power mirrors. A/C, Alarm system, 112,000kms. Brand new tires. Asking $3500. OBO (250)392-3414

Snowmobiles 1993 Cougar mountain cat, 440 liquid cooled, runs good. $1200 obo (250)398-2802

Sport Utility Vehicle

1995 Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 140,000kms, 2.8l turbo diesel, auto, dual AC, 2” lift, summer & winter tires, new CD w/Bluetooth, very well maintained. $8500. OBO (250)392-3479

Suites, Lower 1bdrm furnished suite, Borland Valley, 150 Mile, $750/mo incl utilities (250)296-3359 2bdrm suite, near TRU, n/s n/p Avail immed. $700/mo (250)392-6978 Large 2 bdrm suite, 150 Mile area. 15 min from town. N/S, R/R N/P. Ground floor private access, above floor lighting. $700/mnth util incl (250)2969190. Avail immed. Modern daylight bsmt suite with a view, 7mins from downtown. On site storage, carport, N/P N/S, F/S W/D, utilities incl. $900/mo. Ideal for Prof. working couple or individual. Call (250)398-7610 Appointments only. Prime location downtown, fully renovated 3 bdrm bsmt suite, large windows, laundry hook ups. Avail. Jan. 1st $950 +utilities. (250)296-3230

Suites, Upper 3bdrm 2 bath upper floor on 12th Ave, available Dec 15th, large covered deck, W/D, heat & hydro included. $1200/mnth. Call (250)392-1124 Semi-furnished 2 bedroom in quiet home, n/s, n/p, r/r. downtown location. 250-267-5759.

Townhouses Two-3Bdrm units 3 storey townhouses on 1st Ave. f/s, n/s, n/p. $1000. & $900./mo Avail. immed. Phone (250)303-2233.

Transportation

Cars - Domestic 1997 Grand-Am, looks good, drives good, new tranny, battery driven daily, extra tires. $1850. obo Must sell! (250)296-9058

2003 Honda Civic Manual transmission, brand new timing belt, fuel pump and brakes in the last 12 months. Summer tires plus extra rims are included. $ 5500 O.B.O. Call Caitlin at (250)303-1292

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 Only 83,000 kms w/trailer tow, additional set of tires on rims. $12,500 obo. Call Gary at 250-305-6298 for more details.

Trucks & Vans

1971 GMC 1/2 Ton 4X4 383 Stroker, low miles. Many extras, great shape. $16,000. firm Call (250)392-5787

Legal

Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF LLOYD GEORGE SOPER, Deceased, formerly of 12 Hunter Close, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6C5

NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o #1618 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z3 on or before January 10, 2014, after which date the estates’ assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Lloyd Dennis Lyle Soper Executor By his solicitors: Wong & Doerksen


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Coast Mountain News Thursday, December 19, 2013

HEARTLAND TOYOTA… Don’t Wait!

BOXING90DAY DAYS

4 DAY SALE

Wednesday, Dec. 18 Thursday, Dec. 19 Friday, Dec. 20 Saturday, Dec 21

PRICING ON NOW!

THE HEARTLAND NO PAYMENTS FOR ADVANTAGE

• Full Tank of Fuel • 127 Point Inspection • Warranty

CARS SAVE

*

2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM FWD, Auto., 3.4L, 4 door sedan

SAVE

$3,495 or Take Holiday Cash

BI-WEEKLY

* 48 72 MONTHS $

@4.99%.

2008 CHEVROLET COBALT LS FWD, Auto., 2.2L

WAS $9,995

NOW

WC741

*

SAVE

1,400*

$

6,500

$

WAS $7,900

5,527

$

NOW

WC713

*

2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM Auto., 3.4L, FWD

WAS $6,400

3,995*

$

NOW

WC739

SAVE

1,560*

$

2004 TOYOTA COROLLA FWD, Manual, 1.8L

WAS $7,800

6,400

$

NOW

WC710

SAVE

2,405*

$

2,373

$

*

2011 HONDA CIVIC EX-L FWD, Auto., 1.8L, Sunroof

NOW

WC763

WAS $18,460

16,900*

$

SUVS SAVE

*

2010 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD 4x4, Auto., 3.5L

WT1227

SAVE

$3,800 or Take Holiday Cash

BI-WEEKLY

* 85 60 MONTHS $

@4.99%.

2007 KIA SPORTAGE LX 4x4, Manual, 2L

NOW

WT1176

NOW

WAS $27,800

24,900

$

*

SAVE

2,100*

$

WAS $13,600

9,800

$

*

SAVE

2,300*

$

2,900

$

4L, Auto., 4x4

NOW

WT1244

WAS $17,200

14,900*

$

SAVE

3,100*

$

2004 GMC YUKON XL SLE

WAS $11,900

4x4, Auto., 5.3L

9,800*

$

NOW

WT1249

2005 JEEP TJ

2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 4x4, 4L, Auto.

NOW

WT1270

WAS $32,900

29,800*

$

TRUCK SAVE

*

2009 FORD F150 XLT 4x4, 5.4L, Flex Fuel, Auto

NOW

WT1205

SAVE

$3,200 or Take Holiday Cash

BI-WEEKLY

213

$

*

72 MONTHS @4.99%.

2010 TOYOTA TACOMA 4x4, Auto., 4L, 4 dr. WT1194

NOW

WAS $31,900

28,700

$

*

SAVE

WAS $25,995

22,800*

$

WT1287

4x4, 4L, 4 Door

NOW

WT1261

$

*

2005 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 4x4, Auto., 4L

2012 TOYOTA TACOMA

WAS $33,600

29,900*

$

SAVE

2,295*

2,074

$

SAVE

3,700*

$

3,195

$

NOW

WAS $16,774

14,700

$

FINANCING RATE AS LOW AS 1.9%

*

2002 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT 4x4, Auto., 4.7L WT1248

NOW

WAS $10,995

8,700*

$

*ON APPROVED CREDIT. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE APPLICABLE TAXES, INSURANCE AND FEES. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.

Home Is Where The Heart Is. DL#30406

Gerald Overton

John Tate

Mike Fochuk

Hank Adams

Rolt Hagedorn

Chase Jaeger

General Manager

Sales Manager

Product Advisor

Product Advisor

Product Advisor

Business Office

Toll Free 1-888-378-3205 • 106 N. Broadway Ave, Williams Lake •

www.heartlandtoyota.ca


Coast Mountain News, December 19, 2013