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Wind farm moves ahead

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Omineca Express On Monday, January 27 Innergex was in Vanderhoof to present an update on the Nulki Hills Wind Project that could be operational by 2018. “If everything goes well, our project could start construction in 2016 and a project of this size takes about two years to build,” said Bas Brusche, Director of Public Affairs for Innergex. “But there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered and I want to take away the impression that this project is a done deal.” They were in Vanderhoof along with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to “receive public feedback about the studies or information required for an environmental assessment including potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects” according to their pamphlets. “It really helps us as far as diversifying who we are as a community and what we’re involved in,” said Gerry Thiessen, Vanderhoof mayor. “It’s certainly going to be a very busy time in Vanderhoof the next three to five years and not just one industry and that’s the exciting thing. The people of Vanderhoof need to really be involved in the OCP that we’re working on right now because that’s going to determine who we are as a community.” Innergex expects to build a maximum of 70 wind turbines that stand approximately 120 metres high, including the rotor. Each turbine produces enough to supply 1,000 homes for a year so they expect to produce enough

power to supply 70,000 homes or 550 to 650 GWh per year. The Nulki Hills are located approximately 30 kilometres south of Vanderhoof, within the traditional territory of the Saik’uz First Nations and located more than 10 kilometres away from the nearest residence. Saik’uz and Innergex signed a Letter of Intent and a Traditional Knowledge Protocol Agreement on December 17, 2013. The project is expected to cost between $400-500 million and will take about two years to build. “We need labour,” said Brusche when he presented to mayor and council. “We need between 200 and 300 people to help us out with the construction of the project. Some of you know that we are actively using all kinds of businesses in Vanderhoof and that will only increase.” Once they’re finished construction it won’t take more than a handful of people to manage the turbines but more people will be needed for maintenance and clearing on 60 kilometres of new roads. Access to the turbines will be from the existing Kluskus Forest Service Road and from Corkscrew 300. A noise effects assessment will be completed but the rule is that a turbine not exceed 40 decibels, the sound of a normal conversation from one metre away. Innergex says that this is usually met at a distance of 1.5 km and since the nearest residence is 10 km away any noise probably won’t be noticed by human residents. That isn’t to say that animals won’t be affected. The company is currently studying the numbers of wildlife

The Gros Morne wind farm in Quebec (Innergex). The Nulki Hills project could provide power for over 60,000 homes.

“Some of you know that we are actively using all kinds of businesses in Vanderhoof and that will only increase.” -Bas Brusche entering the area including bats, birds, and even bears. When Innergex presented to council on Monday, one of the concerns raised was if the company would work together with New Gold and other operations in the area so that the demand for workers doesn’t happen all at the same time. Brusche told mayor and council that they will in fact be working with other companies to coordinate construction times. “So what we have to do is just

be aware that our social services are able to handle this and whether that’s policing, health care, the safe home all those kind of things we just need to be careful. When you have a lot of activity coming through town the cumulative effect of all that activity is what can give a community problems.” “We all want to see the town diversify, we all want to see a new industry come to town but we have to make sure it’s a positive thing for the community as a whole.” Innergex is one of the biggest

renewable energy companies in Canada. They are active in wind, solar, and water-based energy projects and have been active for over 20 years. Most of their projects in B.C. are hydro based. “The interesting thing about wind is that the turbines keep getting cheaper and more efficient,” said Brusche. “Which means you can get more power over the years for less money out of the same types of turbine so if you keep it updated it can be an activity for many decades.”

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OCP revealed Sam Redding Omineca Express The District of Vanderhoof held an open house and to invite comments on their Official Community plan last Thursday, January 23. The latest OCP has put a lot of focus on environmental issues within Vanderhoof, something that is becoming more and more important to the public. “I think it’s important that the public gets involved in this review of the drafts of the OCP,” said Vanderhoof mayor Gerry Thiessen. “We went out and got a lot of information in our focus groups prior to doing any work, we then spent count-

less hours over the summer going over that information that the public brought in to us.” Several of the District administrators attended the open house and said that this year had the most people they’ve ever seen participating. At the open house, people were invited to write on sticky notes and post them up on whatever page of the OCP that they wanted. Some of the suggestions written down were: -”not enough outdoor activities locally in town - no sidewalks - can’t even go for a walk safely in winter” -”archaeological assessments required prior to issuance

of ALL development permits” -”safe walk way up PG hill” -”how would we support/run bus service?” -”animal welfare advocate/ advocacy; or support for SPCA or another welfare agency” -”community locally grown ‘brand’” -”consider no public smoking… butts everywhere! affects birds, wildlife children…” -”original homes get heritage designation?” A copy of the OCP is available on the District of Vanderhoof website or at the District Office on Connaught Street. Comments will be received until February 7.

Early Deadlines Due to Family Day Holiday (Monday, February 10th, 2014) Please note the following changes to deadlines. Omineca Express February 12th issue DeaDline: Thursday, February 6th 5pm. OFFICE HOURS CLOSED: Monday, February 10, 2014

Rescue team recap Sam Redding Omineca Express The leader of the local search and rescue team was in council chambers on January 27 to talk about the cases of 2013 and provide information on how the rescue team has progressed through the year. Chris Mushumanski, leader of the Nechako Valley Search and Rescue team, gave council the number of call-outs this year, a whopping 22. Compared to 2012 when the NVSAR team was called out to only 14 searches, and how previously they would only be called out eight to 12 times a year, this number is impressive. Back in 1991, there were 400 callouts in the province and in 2013 it was 1,300. The difference in callouts varies by region but B.C. does have more than all the rest of Canada combined. The teams are called out from all over the province too. Mushumanski presented council with a map showing all the cities they’ve traveled to in the last year and showed the local team had been called out to places in the Lower Mainland as well as Coastal and Northern B.C. During the meeting, Mushumanski brought up plans that the local team is looking into taking over use of the old cadets building on Burrard Avenue. They would use it as an office space, meeting and training area. In 2013, Nechako Valley Search and Rescue added six new members trained in ground search and rescue. Now they have four search managers, 10 team leaders and 48 searchers. Mushumanski told council that the rescue team was looking for $5,000 in support from the District of Vanderhoof for 2014 and council agreed to put it in their budget discussions. They want to get their special swift water rescue team certified in advanced flat ice rescue and advanced swift water but the funding for these training opportunities is not always available, which was why Mushumanski met with council.

Search and Rescue teams in B.C. must rely on government grants that aren’t always sufficient, a more effective way to pay for volunteer training and to compensate volunteers for missed work hours is needed. “To ask volunteers, first of all, to go out and search or rescue somebody is one thing but then to ask them to go about trying to fund the equipment and training they need to do that seems a little excessive and has increased hugely in the last few years compared to the expectations back when I joined search and rescue in the 90s,” said Mushumanski to the Omineca Express back in August, when they had already dealt with 17 call-outs. “When you look at how much time and effort is being put into making those teams able to be funded and trained, it’s expecting too much from volunteers and that is first and foremost what search and rescue is for the province, they’re all volunteers.” NVSAR began last year recovering from a theft of over $10,000 worth of equipment including radios and GPS devices. Then they were involved in the double homicide investigation of early 2013 as well as assisting in the Madison Scott case several times. They also assisted in a search for a missing person in Fort Fraser. Over the last year NVSAR was called out to four multi-day and large searches involving over 150 people. The first large search for Immaculate Basil from Fort St. James which was a five day search operation. Next was the boating accident on Francois Lake where Syd Neville went missing. They never found Neville but a different body was found, that of John Mowat who went missing 29 years ago. Later in the year, the team was called out to Takysie Lake south of Burns Lake to look for missing person Brett Smith. In September, search and rescue members were called to Terrace to search for two missing mushroom pickers. One of the pickers died in the forest but his friend managed to walk out after surviving for 15 days.

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Local resident awarded scholarship Michelle Schmidt, Vanderhoof, is a third year Bachelor of Arts student going to the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. She was awarded a total of $200 for basketball funded by An Augustana Faculty Athletic Award in Basketball. Over 300 students at UAlberta Augustana have been awarded scholarships and over $574,000 was provided in recognition of excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics and leadership.

Strahl resigns as spy watchdog Chuck Strahl, the former MP who was overseeing Canada’s spy agency, has resigned from the post after concerns regarding his lobbying activities. Strahl had recently been in the news for his lobbying work for Enbridge Northern Gateway and others, which Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen said were concerning. Cullen had called for changes to the regulations governing the activities of former MPs and cabinet ministers after Strahl’s lobbying activities came to light. Strahl was appointed as the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Review Committee, which oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He had been lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway since 2011, and said he had always complied with all relevant rules and regulations.

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Express Arrest made after rash of thefts

One man is in custody and facing multiple charges following a series of Criminal Offences in the Prince George and Vanderhoof areas over the last two weeks. On Monday, January 20, the Vanderhoof RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Brookside Resort near Cluculz Lake, on Highway 16 approximately halfway between Vanderhoof and Prince George. Officers found a pick-up had been driven through the front of the business and abandoned partially inside.  Cigarettes and other items were taken from the business. The pick-up had been stolen from Pacific Street in Prince George on January 17.   On Tuesday, January 21, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team located and arrested Anthony Pfrang, a 32 year old man from Prince Rupert, after finding him committing a residential break and enter and an attempted theft of a vehicle at separate locations on South Shelley Road, just east of Prince George.  Pfrang resisted arrest and assaulted two officers prior to being taken into

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The break and enter at Brookside Resort. custody. Pfrang has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following offences: • Break, Enter and Theft • Break and Enter with Intent • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (7 counts) • Attempted Theft of a Vehicle Under $5000 • Assaulting a Peace Officer (2 counts)

• Resisting Arrest (2 counts) • Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime Pfrang is also a person of interest in other vehicle thefts in the Prince George area over the last few weeks. The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible. If you have any information about these Criminal offences or Anthony Pfrang, please contact the Prince George RCMP or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers.

Blackwater project deferred Sam Redding Omineca Express At council on January 20, Bob Gallagher, president and CEO of New Gold, announced plans to defer the construction of the Blackwater mine so that now its operational date will be in 2019 instead of 2017. The price of gold has dropped and New Gold is focusing on their other projects which will cost less. “Certainly we all wish that things would go as quick as possible

but on the other hand it gives us a great opportunity as a community to get ready,” said Vanderhoof mayor Gerry Thiessen. “I think that we as a community want to know as much as we can about New Gold’s plans to make sure that we are as prepared as we can be. We need to make sure that we have people educated, everything from welders, to camp cooks or truck drivers.” “Building in a low price environment” is something Gallagher mentioned to council

and that means keeping costs low for now since this is “not an environment to be raising money in, but if we get a strong turn around in gold price that date could accelerate.” The Blackwater project, located south of Vanderhoof, is still very much on New Gold’s agenda though. The mine is expected to cost almost $2 billion but is nearly twice as large as their other mine project, Rainy River, so is estimated to hold something like 8 million ounces of gold.

New designated driver program Sam Redding Omineca Express A few teenage friends in Fraser Lake have started a designated driving service for anyone, anytime. The girls Karissa and Kailee Duncan as well as their cousin Janelle Lapointe are all 18 or younger and all have pledged to help stop drunk driving in their community. “I decided to do it because my uncle passed away in an accident that involved a drunk driver,” said Carissa Duncan, 18. “So I just decided that it needs to stop and we’re such a small community so I know everyone would be able to help each other.”

The girls run the service from their Facebook page “Fraser Lake Designated Drivers”, they also have a Youtube video explaining their mission. They don’t charge any money for the service but anyone looking for a ride should let them know at least a couple hours or a couple days before. Duane Pearson was Karissa and Kailee’s uncle and he was killed in a vehicle accident on January 17 on Highway 16 West near the 100 Forest Service Road, east of Fraser Lake. The driving service is only about a week old but the girls have already had a handful of people needing rides and around 800 people have signed up on Facebook for it.

The project will also create about 500 permanent jobs in the region. But not until it’s finished, five years from now. For this summer, the mine will keep five or six rigs in operation and continue with their exploration phase. The mine is completing all of its permits including environmental assessments in the interim.

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Thank you for attending our proposed Nulki Hills Wind Project open house Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is proposing to develop a wind energy facility about 30 km south of Vanderhoof, consisting of 70 wind turbines and generating up to 210 megawatts. Innergex and the BC Environmental Assessment Office held a community open house on Monday, January 27, 2014 to receive feedback about the proposed environmental studies and information required for a comprehensive environmental assessment. If you were not able to attend, or if you have further questions/comments, please contact Innergex: Email: Nulki_Hills@innergex.com Mail: Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. c/o Nuno Louzeiro 200 - 666 Burrard Street, Park Place Vancouver, BC, V6C 2X8 Phone: 604-633-9990 Fax: 604-633-9991 If you have any comments on the draft Application for Information Requirements, please send them to the BC Environmental Assessment Office: Online form: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pcp/index.html Mail: Teresa Morris, Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9V1 Fax: 250-387-2208


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End this bloody B.C. school war VICTORIA – There are two reasons why the B.C. government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the B.C. Teachers’ Federation the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11, ironically right after Family Day. An appeal will give rookie Education Minister Peter Fassbender the cover he will need during the daily 30 minutes of sniper fire that is Question Period. Rise. “It’s before the courts, Madam Speaker.” Sit. Even the trigger-happy Premier Christy Clark will be staying in her trench, after the bleeding wound she received from Justice Susan Griffin last week. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” It could include compensation to retired teachers for earnings they gave up. This retroactive lump would be on top of the ongoing costs, running to hundreds of millions more as 60 school districts try to reassemble the world of 2002. This union victory began when the Supreme Court of Canada invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining in 2007, based on “freedom of association” in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The BCTF is piggy-backing on that landmark decision, in favour of the Hospital Employees’ Union, after Gordon Campbell ran roughshod over their sweetheart contract from the Glen Clark years. That one was settled for $85 million, including retroactive payments. In case there are parents and taxpayers who still believe that all would be calm had the NDP won the 2013 election, allow me to put that to rest. NDP leader Adrian Dix took to his Facebook page a couple of days after last week’s ruling, joining calls for an apology from Clark. That would be for what Justice Griffin characterized as deliberately provoking a strike to build public support for the latest of a long line of settlements imposed on teachers. Within minutes, Dix received this caustic response from Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria teachers’ union. “But where was the NDP during the election campaign?” Ehrcke asked Dix. “You committed a measly $100 million – a third of what it will take to restore class sizes and less than the [NDP] platform in 2009, and only pocket change more than the Liberals’ Learning Improvement Fund of $75 million.” Note the mindset of this prominent member of the radical fringe that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 million.” An extra $25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired this week, so reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would endure yet another major disruption of the public school system. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger advertising@ominecaexpress.com Editor: Sam Redding newsroom@ominecaexpress.com

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And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids. Let’s get those teacher-librarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment! No government, B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It

made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extra-curriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Letter to Coaches To all parents in Vanderhoof who have kids in sports or other community activities; The benefit of having sports or extra-curricular activities in this town is for the physical and psychological development of our kids. Team sports and activities encourage youth to work towards a common goal and become team players - an important trait as an adult. Getting your kids involved in something in the community (whether it be sports or any community involvement) keeps them

off the street, teaches them co-operation, teamwork, self discipline, goal setting skills, hard work and personal success. As a result, their self esteem is raised which helps them feel good about themselves and encourages them to do their best in all areas. Unless you have been a coach or leader of youth yourself, you may not realize how much commitment, time and effort is involved. Without the care, commitment and hard work of the dedicated coaches and leaders of youth in this community,

there would be no sports or activities for our kids. Please remember that the coaches and leaders of our kids have donated their time and own money to coach your kids, through practices, games and tournaments. They care about our kids and hope to see them reach their full potential. I urge you, as a parent, to recognize the adults who donate their time to your kids and let them know you appreciate them. From a very appreciative parent. Claire Nielsen

History and Facts 40 Years Ago In the February 7, 1974 edition of the Nechako Chronicle, the Vanderhoof Radio Station CIVH opened officially. “A full day of live broadcasting was carried including the “on air” cutting of a symbolic ribbon.” The ribbon was cut by Dr. Al Mooney on January 2, 1974 and over 1,000 visitors flowed through the station to check it out. They ran a two hour per day local program by Steven Woodruff. The Chronicle also reported on Allan Casey, a grade nine student who became the new World Champion Reader. He completed 21 hours and 15 minutes of non-stop reading. 60 Years Ago As reported in the February 6, 1954 edition of the Nechako

This old home front can be found near Hogs Back Lake, and it belonged to Tom and Martha Pebernat from about 1920 to 1943 according to photographer Cheri Quinlan. Chronicle, Mapes pi- with his wife and lished a small store oneer George Asbury three sons from Idaho and Mapes became Mapes passed away to the Mapes district the postmaster when in January of 1954. in 1910 by covered the post office was set He had traveled wagon. They estab- up.


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“This is something that we haven’t really faced before and I don’t think the cat bylaw is going to be the bylaw that straightens up all our problems,” said Mayor Gerry Thiessen. “What it will do is bring an awareness and an education to the public that they have a responsibility for, not only dogs, but all their animals.” The animal control bylaw will require that all dog and cat owners obtain a license for a fee of $10 for a spayed or neutered animal to $30 for an unaltered animal. This fee will be waived for those dogs trained as guides or assistants to disabled persons. The municipality will keep a registry of all

the licensed pets with the current address and names of everyone written down in it. The bylaw would also require owners to keep their dogs and cats on a leash of some sort if they leave the owner’s property. Any animal caught wandering at large will be impounded for a minimum of 72 hours unless claimed by the owner, then it will become municipal property and may be sold for adoption or euthanized. Some of the problems raised with this is that cats are almost completely free to roam outside wherever they please. Councillor Steve Little brought up the fact that the municipality can license cats all they want

but good luck to anyone on catching any unlicensed cat that doesn’t want to be caught. An addition some members of the public would like added to the bylaw would be to post a notice of impoundment, which could include a picture of the animal, when it will be euthanized, and where it can be adopted. Another criticism brought forward by the public is the notion that untrained cats will not accept a collar so other forms of identification, such as microchipping, might be required. To deal with these issues, the municipal council created a task force that includes members of the public, ani-

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Please join us for an Open House February 11, 2014 12pm -2:00 pm: Learning in Action come see how our small school functions, visit our classrooms and meet our education team. PAC members will be available to answer any questions you may have as well as give you a personal tour of the school and grounds. 5:00pm- 7:00pm: Come tour Mapes Elementary School, speak with our Teachers and see what our amazing school is all about. Starting at 6pm hear presentations from the school district Technology department, (Mapes elementary is blazing a trail with new technology) Maintenance Department and PAC COME hungry between 5 and 6pm Mapes PAC will be serving Hamburgers & Hotdogs by donation all proceeds will go to the Prairedale Elementary School PAC to help them reach their goal of continuing to provide a bursary for the next 13 years; until this year’s kindergarten class graduates from high school. This bursary is for students to use towards their college/university education. For more information please contact Katie Rempel 567-9394 kwrempel@hwy16.com

mal control and District of Vanderhoof workers. Council will be looking to them to provide feedback and suggestions for dealing with the various issues.

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Several Vanderhoof residents are concerned over the growing feral cat population so council debated an addition to the pet bylaws that could control them. Mayor and council didn’t pass the bylaw yet but it will be debated at future council meetings and ratified once all options have been examined. The bylaw was originally worded to just deal with dogs in Vanderhoof but it has changed to have cats treated the same as dogs which require a license and are subject to being impounded if found roaming by themselves. Lila-Jean Morris is a concerned cat owner who spoke to mayor and council about the amount of abandoned cats and the lack of resources for them. She has three cats of her own as well as strays that she tries to look after. “I’m very emotional about this,” said Morris when she started her presentation to council. “I very strongly feel that we need help in this area too.” Morris talked about how she couldn’t keep one particularly beautiful cat in the veterinary clinic over night until she could take him to Prince George. She also spoke out on when she and others found out someone had dumped some kittens in the garbage where she lives. “It’s terrible to think that people are like that,” she said. “How would we all feel if we had to live on the street? Can’t we have a soft spot where we can take these kitties to the shelters?” The bylaw contains many rules on the proper treatment of any pets and the responsibilities of owners. One part prohibits anyone from owning more than three dogs and/or three cats unless they’re licensed as a kennel. Anyone found committing an offence against the bylaw could be fined between $250 and $2,000.

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The Sweetest Thing Local Honey Buying local food means: supporting your local economy, community, friends and neighbours, reduce your carbon footprint , protect the environment and build a stronger community. If you have any additional questions then call the producer, and if you also provide this service but are not listed in the Nechako valley food directory give them a call at 1-866-279-973 HONEY Sweet Nechako Honey – Jon & Susan Aebischer, 250-567-5037, www.sweetnechakohoney.ca *Get it locally at one of these locations: farmers market (V), Ave Maria (PG), Rose Bowl (V), Brookside Resort, Chilako Meats, Spruceland News, HobbyBrews, Ventins Vitamins and they also deliver to different areas as far as Burns Lake and more. Not only can you buy honey by the jar or bucket, you can also get your own container filled (call to arrange this, or find out when). You can also purchase local beeswax, beeswax candles, and bee pollen (local pollen is a great addition to your food NOW if you suffer from seasonal allergies). If you are interested in learning more about the craft, come as a volunteer , or if you love it and want to work, they are looking for part time or full time depending on skill level. Spring Lake Farm in Ft. St. James – Charlotte Croquet and Sandra Willick, 250-996-7869, croquet@Telus.net * Meet them at the farmers market in Ft. St. James - Bread and lots of baking, veggies with more and more variety ever year – honey- small jars and buckets, (depending on season and harvest). People can pick up, just remember to phone in advance * There is also some beef available- a few steers in the fall, mostly spoken for, if you are interested call and order in advance to be assured some great beef. May have burger, patties and sausages at the market in limited quantities- grass feed, all natural everything. JM farm - Michelle Roberge – 250-570- 8560 – www. bioscapefarm.ca – facebook-bioscape * A honey supplier that’s starting out. Honey in the fall, sold by the jar. Call for availability and more information. Also see other articles on more details as to what is offered at the JM Farm.

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Nechako Lakes Speed Skaters make waves on National Level Lorne Clarke Nechako Lakes Speed Skating Club Two Nechako Lakes Speed Skaters made great strides recently by taking their skating prowess up and beyond the provincial level. Matthew Ebert led the way by capturing his second gold medal in two years at the Provincial Long Track Championships in Fort St John, while Alison Desmarais took to the national stage in Montreal to compete against the best 15 to 19 year olds in the Junior National Short Track Championships. The 15-year-old Ebert, who like Desmarais trains largely in shorttrack speed skating, finished first overall and easily earned his second gold medal in as many attempts at the January 25-26 event by finishing ahead of 11 other skaters. Despite the success, Ebert was very humble about his hardware. “It was a lot of fun,” Ebert said calmly. “There were a lot of good skaters there.” Competing in the 100, 300, 500, 1,500 and 3,000 meter disciplines made for a jampacked weekend, Ebert said. While there were several heats (Olympicstyle starts), Ebert was thankful for only having to skate one 3,000 metre heat on the last day. “It would have been a bit tiring to do multiple races in that,” he said with a grin. While he doesn’t have a lot of experience at the provincial or national

level, Ebert was unfazed by the provincial championships or having to compete in so many disciplines over one weekend. “I wasn’t nervous,” he said. “I felt pretty relaxed through the whole weekend.” Ebert, who turned in a couple of personal best times at the Fort St John event, said his only other long track training this year came at a week-long camp in Calgary last November. While he has qualified for the National Long Track Championships for the second year running, Ebert says he passed on a trip to the national stage this year. The provincial short-track age class championships are fast approaching, “so I’ll concentrate on preparing for that.” Like her teammate, Desmarais, who is on the BC Short Track Team, was also happy with her competition in Montreal. The only draw-back was her nerves got in the way on the opening day of the three-day event on January 17. “I was definitely too nervous on the first day,” she said, “but I settled down on the last two days and skated much better.” Competing against the fastest junior skaters in the country was a great learning experience for the local speedster. Going into the field of 31 skaters, Desmarais was ranked 27 and that is where she finished. “I know what areas I need to work on in order to move on,” Desmarais stated. “It was the first time I had competed

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against older skaters at an event like that.” Jaimie Macdonald, who hails from Fort St. James and was also in Montreal, made a good impression on Desmarais. “She did very well,” she said of Macdonald, who now trains out of Calgary. “Finishing fifth overall was a great showing in her last year as a junior skater.” Like Ebert, Desmarais skated in several disciplines over her three-day event. With 12 races ranging from 500 to 1,500 metres, it didn’t leave a lot of time for sitting around in the stands, she said. While she is also keen on the upcoming provincial age-class event (not to be confused with the all-in junior event), Desmarais and Ebert also share a common goal for next year as they want to compete for Team BC at the 2015 Canadian Winter Games in Prince George. Having qualified for the National Short Track Age Class Championships, which are also in Prince George this March, both skaters are now focused on improving their times on the National Level.

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Local kid in Taiwan science fair Andrew Schulz of Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School, School District 91 was very honoured to represent Canada at the Taiwan International Science Fair in Taipei Taiwan from Jan. 20 to 27. His project, “Achieving Accuracy in Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose” earned a gold medal at the Central Interior Regional Fair in 2013 and at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge last May but did not place at the International Fair. There were 294 projects in total coming from 21 countries around the world with the majority of projects from Taiwan.   Schulz competed in the Health and Medicine category. In his blog Schulz reflected “It has been amazing to learn about science happening in our world…. from a person from San Diego who has developed an artificial intelligence to read MRI scans, to someone from Singapore who has developed a Biomimetic skin that can regenerate itself in less than 24 hours. It is amazing to see how far science has come and to know that this is the foundation for the future of science.” Schulz has been involved in science fairs since he was in grade four his latest project was part of a series of projects that involve diabetes. This one was to look at and test how various substances that remain on subjects fingers affect the fingerprick blood tests for diabetes. These projects typically take anywhere from 6 months to a year at the level that Andrew Schulz is working. The expectations rise for each year and he only has a few left before he has to leave high school

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and move on to bigger things. But he said the experience he gets and the data he builds will come in handy in the future. “Who knows? I might be in university and now I have so much data,” he told the Omineca Express, admitting that he wants to become a doctor one day. “I’ve always had an interest in health and medicine.” “The Taiwan International Science Fair Committee has been so welcoming and we have been treated to great fun, food and hospitality,” Schulz said in his blog. “Judging day was a bit stressful due to the language barrier and time limitation, but we got through it.” “Today was the award ceremony and it was quite different from the Canada Wide Science Fairs award ceremony. It was great to see all the kids very excited and even though I did not place, it was a great experience for me. The international student who placed in my category was my neighbour who developed the biomimetic skin…his project was amazing and

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MINING LEASE APPLICATION Take notice that Thompson Creek Mining Ltd., Bag 4001, Fraser Lake, British Columbia, V0J 1S0, free miner certificate client number 140102, has applied to the Chief Gold Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia, for a mining lease of minerals identified by the mineral claims listed below. The mineral claims will be surveyed and approved by the Surveyor General. The following mineral claims are subject to the mining lease application:   O Tenure Numbers 243774-243775, 243832, 244930-244931, 245329, 307068, 307089, 507168-507170, 507227, 507230, 507232, 507252, 532729, 1017548, 1017550, 1017552, 1017559, 1017561, 1017563 and 1017566-1017567  O Mineral Titles Map Number 093K005 Posted at the Chief Gold Commissioner’s office in Victoria, British Columbia, this 17th Day of January, 2014.

District of Vanderhoof Notice of Public Hearing

Take notice of a proposed District of Vanderhoof Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1132, 2014 to amend the District of Vanderhoof Zoning Bylaw No. 994, 2006. Subject Property Parcel A (Plan 10170) Block D, Section 9, Township 11, Range 5, Coast District Plan 3276, located at 2641 Creasy Avenue, Vanderhoof BC, V0J 3A0. The area as identified on the map as Lot A will be amended from Residential-1 to Residential-2. A PUBLIC HEARING has been scheduled in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act Section 890 for February 11th, 2014 at 5:15 pm in the District Council Chambers to hear from anyone who deems their interest to be affected by the proposed changes. Submissions at the Public Hearing may be in written or verbal form. Written submissions will be received at the District Office up to the time of the Public Hearing. The District of Vanderhoof Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1132, 2014 is available for inspection at the District of Vanderhoof Office located at 160 Connaught Street, Vanderhoof BC, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00 pm) from January 15th to February 11th 2014. Dated at Vanderhoof BC, this 15th day of January 2014 Tom Clement Director of Community Development

Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has established a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel to receive any complaints about the preparation of the tax rolls used in the collection of parcel taxes.

In order for a complaint to be heard, it must be received in writing by 4:30 pm on February 28, 2014. If any complaints are received, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at 1:00 pm on Thursday March 6, 2014 in the Board Room of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) to consider written complaints received by the deadline. Further information can be obtained by phoning Hans Berndorff, Financial Administrator of the Regional District (toll free at 1-800-320-3339) or by visiting the Regional District offices during regular office hours. “A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION”

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The parcel tax rolls for these services may be inspected from February 17, 2014 to February 28, 2014 at the offices of the Regional District (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) during regular office hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday).

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing affecting “Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” will be held on Monday February 17, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako office at 37, 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. “Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” is proposed to be amended by “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Rezoning Bylaw No. 1683, 2014”. The purpose of the amendment bylaw is to limit medical marihuana production to properties where Intensive Agriculture is a permitted use. The proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw will accommodate the following: • Allow the production of medical marihuana on lands where Intensive Agriculture is a permitted use in the Zoning Bylaw (H2, Ag1, RR1). • Disallow the production of medical marihuana as an Agriculture or Horticulture use in the Zoning Bylaw (R5, R6, H1). • Disallow the production of medical marihuana as a home occupation. The proposed changes are the result of staff research regarding the potential land use impact associated with the type of operations permitted under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). At the Public Hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative, or by written submission respecting matters contained in “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Rezoning Bylaw No. 1683, 2014”. Written submissions sent by mail to P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0; by fax to (250) 692-1220; or by e-mail to inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than February 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the Public Hearing. This Public Hearing is to be held by the Chairperson or Alternate Chairperson as a delegate of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation, a copy of the proposed Bylaw and related documents may be inspected at the office of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C between the hours of 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from February 5, 2014 to February 17, 2014 inclusive. A copy of the proposed bylaw will also be made available at the public libraries in Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Houston, Smithers and Vanderhoof. For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 250-6923195 or 1-800-320-3339. This is the first of two publications.

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