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NEWS BRIEFS Milligan reaches commercial production After a difficult start-up period, with new technology and a developing workforce, Thompson Creek Metals has announced full commercial production at Mount Milligan Mine. Thompson Creek said the mine achieved commercial production on Feb. 18, 2014, which they defined as having been at 60 per cent or more of mill design capacity for 30 days. Thompson Creek Metals has been struggling with low molybdenum prices, as its operating mines Thompson Creek in the United States, and Endako near Fraser Lake, both are primarily molybdenum operations. Mount Milligan represents a major diversification of Thompson Creek’s operations. During the release of their full 2013 financials, Thompson Creek reported producing 10.4 million pounds of copper and 20,374 ounces of gold from Mount Milligan. The new copper-gold mine took nearly three years to construct and cost more than expected, but has managed to find the workers necessary for operation despite skilled worker shortages. Mount Milligan Mine is located between Fort St. James and Mackenzie.

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Nak’albun Elementary released paper lanterns into the night sky over Stuart Lake on Feb. 18. Lanterns decorated by students lit the sky, fuelled by nothing more than hot air and students, teachers and parents watched them sail out over Stuart Lake to loud exclamations of wonder. “It’s just something for the winter time,” said Michael Caldwell, a Nak’albun teacher who helped organize the event. Caldwell said the school tries to organize something once a month and the winter offers the chance to do this when the nights are longer, so the younger students can still participate and be done at a reasonable time. It was the third year the school had released lanterns over the lake, and there was a fire and hot dogs while students waited for the crowd to gather. More photos on the Caledonia Courier Facebook Page. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier

Stabbing nets two arrests RCMP were left trying to sort out the details in relation to an alleged stabbing last week. Initially, police received a report from a female on the morning of Feb. 15 a man had showed up at her residence and said he had been stabbed. The caller told police the man had told her the stabbing had taken place the night before.

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Then police received a call from staff at the Stuart Lake Hospital a male patient had been treated for wounds which appeared to result from a stabbing and he had then been discharged. Upon investigation of the male victim, RCMP discovered he was on conditions not to be in contact with a female involved in the incident and not to be in Fort St. James.

The victim then was arrested on breach of conditions and was questioned in relation to the potential stabbing. The victim did have wounds under his arm and on his stomach consistent with a stabbing. Eventually, the man disclosed to police who allegedly stabbed him and where the incident took place. RCMP then went to the residence and

arrested the female suspect for assault with a weapon and executed a search warrant on the premises the same evening. Police said they did find evidence of a stabbing. The suspect has been charged with assault with a weapon, but her name can not be released because the incident involves domestic violence. She will appear in court on March 17.

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The Foundation Society Board of Directors and its Granting Committee are making two $450 grants available to eligible recipient organizations. If your organization is operating in Fort St. James, Regional District Area “C”, Nak’azdli, Tl’azten, Yekooche or Takla Lake, your group may be eligible to apply for one of these $450 grants. Completed applications are to be submitted by the April 15, 2014 deadline, and mailed to: Fort St. James Community Foundation Society P.O. Box 17 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0 Application forms and additional grant category information can be picked up at the Fort St. James Public Library, District of Fort St. James Municipal Office, College of New Caledonia and Nak’azdli Band Office. MomGirlHuggingTreeC0804.EPS


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Joinson wins the Red Lantern Award Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier From Feb.1 at just after 11 a.m. until Feb. 14 at just after 11 p.m., Jerry Joinson and his team of sled dogs were on the trail. The trail of the Yukon Quest 1,000, a 1,000-mile gruelling test of endurance and determination. The dog sled race has long been considered one of the toughest races there is, and requires the mushers and their teams to be as self-reliant as possible in reaching the finish. Joinson spent nine days, eight hours and 21 minutes on the trail between checkpoints over the two weeks it took him to complete the race.

ABOVE: Jerry Joinson has a moment with one of his lead dogs after crossing the finish line of the Yukon Quest in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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He spent four days, two hours and 40 minutes in the various checkpoints along the route. Mushers are allowed to drop dogs who are not well enough to continue on the route at the checkpoints, but they can not substitute other dogs for those they dropped. During the course of his race, Joinson went from 12 dogs to eight, and was given two time penalties along the way. One eight-hour penalty is the standard for a musher having to replace his sled, which Joinson did, and one twohour penalty was for not leaving enough dog food with a dropped dog, there being strict rules

around how much and will likely soon the Caledonia Claseach dog must be left be seen with his dogs sic Sled Dog Races with (four pounds). on Stuart Lake for beginning on Feb. 28. In an interesting twist, due to these time penalties, Joinson was not the last across the finish line Parent and Community Session in the Yukon Quest, however he still won with Dr. Nancy Doda the award for placing last. Fort St. James Secondary School Joinson, who came Thursday, March 6, 2014 in tenth across the 7:00 pm line, a half hour ahead of Brian Wilmshurst, Can the wonder years be wonderful? What’s but placed 11th in the best for the young adolescent learner? official standings afJoin us for a lively, entertaining and informative ter it was all done. evening with internationally celebrated middle grades expert, Dr. Nancy Doda, who will clarify This year, only 11 the promise of these special years. She will out of the 18 teams discuss the following: which started the l The nature of young adolescence race, only the sec l Research-based education for young ond year ever to have adolescent learners such a small number l Wisdom for parenting through the wonder of finishers. years Joinson was exThere will be a question and answer period pected back in Fort following the session. St. James from the Members of the public are to attend. Paint Clearance Fort St James_Layout 1 2/19/14 3:00 PMinvited Page 1 Yukon as theAd paper was going to press


Fort St. James RCMP report Feb 14 at 9:50 p.m., RCMP were called to respond to a fight at Binche. The Tl’azt’en bus was on the return trip from Fort St. James to Tache Reserve and on the way two men were reportedly exchanging words. One man was later learned to have gotten his fingers shut in the door of the van. Upon arriving in Binche, the two men began punching each other. By the time RCMP arrived, the fight was settled and the men were observed to have bruises on their faces. The two men involved and the other passengers of the van did not want to cooperate with the police and no one wanted to pursue further action in relation to the incident. Feb. 15 at 6:45 p.m. RCMP located a stolen burgundy Chevrolet pickup at the Chundoo Motor Inn. The pickup had reportedly been stolen

from Prince George on Feb. 9 and then had been left at the Chundoo for some time and was under quite a bit of snow. The registered owner was contacted to arrange for a tow truck to pick the vehicle up. The matter is still under investigation and anyone who has any information is asked to contact the

Fort St. James or Prince George RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Feb. 16 at 8:28 a.m., a woman called from the Petro Canada station to report mischief done to her car. The car had been parked at Falcon Court between midnight and 8:30 a.m. and in the morning

she noticed her tires were flat. She drove to Petro Canada and attempted to fill the tires and noticed punctures in the tires. RCMP have no suspects at this time, but anyone with any information is asked to call the Fort St. James RCMP at 9968269 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).


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Confessions of a converted hockey fan Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier I was not always a fan of hockey. Sure, I was a Canadian kid, and growing up, hockey was always on Grandad’s television on Saturday night. It drove me nuts. I would try and convince him to let us watch something, anything, else. But it was no use. Needless to say, I did not pay much attention to the game. For those of you who have read Grant Lawrence’s latest book The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie, I identify completely with Lawrence’s attitude towards hockey in his youth, though he did enjoy watching it at times, he did not like the bullies in school he identified with hockey, and as a girl, I had even less inclination to want to be a part of the hockey player circle. At that time, girls did not play hockey, and like Lawrence, I identified skating in general with pain and cold. Damn those cotton socks and old leather skates. I liked it even less thanks to my brother playing minor hockey his entire life. Everything revolved around his hockey schedule and I would spend countless hours bored and cold sitting in the stands listening to my mother scream and

get excited when the game became tense or my brother skated down the ice with the puck. My parents didn’t believe in allowing me to run around and play with the other kids running between the bleacher seats, playing tag, high on sugar candies. No, I had to sit and freeze and with poor circulation and cotton socks, I hated the hockey arena and the time I spent there with a passion. Fast forward to 2014 and not only am I sitting on the edge of my seat, biting my lip as I listen to the gold medal women’s hockey Olympic final between Canada and the U.S., but I even play the game (admittedly poorly) and look forward to our practices, when I can make the late-night time slot. My love for hockey seems to be something which was hiding deep inside me, suppressed by years of cold feet, sexism and high school bullying. All it took for this love for what is an amazing and challenging game to burst forth from within was one really fun game of shinny. As a forest firefighter, our crew would play a fun game every year, and there was always pressure to participate, which for a few years I resisted. But one year I relinquished, and was somehow convinced to go out and give it a try. It was not pretty, I was a complete mess on the ice, with poor skating resulting in frequent tangled messes as I ended up in a pile on the ice. And there were some really talented hockey players out there, a few who had even played junior hockey.

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But with all that padding, it didn’t hurt. And incredibly, working as hard as you do at hockey, I wasn’t cold. The good players were also great sportsmen and helped give everyone on the ice a chance to move the puck and enjoy the game. It was a complete and utter blast. I also realized just how difficult a game it is, and had so much more respect than I ever had for watching the game, in complete awe at the speed and agility of NHL players. But I think the ultimate proof of the hockey fan I have actually become came in February of 2010. I spent my birthday afternoon in 2010 in a pub on Haight Street in San Francisco watching the men’s Olympic gold medal game. It was one of my most memorable birthdays ever, and how could it not be, with the winning goal by Sidney Crosby being one of my favourite moments in Canadian Olympic history. I remember the incredible tension while watching the overtime period, and I thought “all I want for my birthday now is a goal for Canada.” So I can honestly say I received one of my best birthday presents ever from Sidney Crosby. And how Canadian did it make me feel to be able to cheer the winning goal from an American pub. Well Grandad, you were right, as usual. Now if I could only figure out what you thought was so great about curling.

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Ladies curling bonspiel

RESULTS: A EVENT First: Linda Work Barb Rooke Louly Thompson Donna Luck Second: Terri-Lee MacDougall Bernice Wilkes Timara-Lee MacDougall Alicia MacDougall Third: Julie-Ann Mortenson Mari Whitford Cathy York Vernet Heaven


C EVENT First: Tara Frederick Melissa Howell Debbie Hanley Helen Frederick

TOP LEFT: Winners of the Ladies Bonspiel A Event: Barb Rooke - third, Louly Thompson - second, Donna Luck - lead, Linda Work - skip. BOTTOM LEFT: Winners of the Ladies Bonspiel B Event: Allison Moise - second, Kim Repko - skip, Michelle Boschman - third, and Diane Fownes - lead. Photo courtesy of Bernice Wilkes

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Court report For files appearing before the Fort St. James Provincial Court on Feb. 17, 2014. Virginia A. Basil was sentenced to 30 days in jail and charged a victim surcharge of $100 for theft under $5,000. Winnie O. French was fined 1,000 and prohibited from driving for one year for operating a vehicle while impaired. Paul E. Graham pled guilty to a charge of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon or restricted weapon and was given an absolute discharge and fined $1,100. Kalen W. Joseph was charged a victim surcharge of $100, given 12 months of probation with conditions and sentenced to 12 days in jail for assault. He was also sentenced to seven days in jail and charged another $100 victim sur-

Second: Bonnie Kozley Gladys Hart Marianne Luck Nicola Prince Third: Tina Auchstaetter Jana Gainor Alison Watson

B EVENT First: Kim Repko Michelle Boschman Allison Moise Diane Fownef Second: Joanne Leggett Laura Amyot Lynn Rasmussen Jessica Rasmussen Third: Melanie Ubleis Danielle Rasmussen Christine Deverson Amelia Orcutt

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It was another fun weekend at the Fort St. James Ladies’ Curling Bonspiel Feb. 15 and 16. The tournament drew 18 teams, up from last year’s 15. “Lots of newcomers this year, so that was nice,” said Terri-Lee MacDougall, one of the organizers.

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Community Events are free of charge as they are sponsored by the Caledonia Courier COMING EVENTS... Will appear as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only. This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for nonprofit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to advertising@ominecaexpress. com or by fax: 567-2070. Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at #111-250 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James. Decision of the publisher is final. *** St Patrick’S anglican church...Fort St James, with the churches of Fort St James will provide Free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day from noon to 2.00pm. Everyone welcome! *** ThE NEChakO VallEy FESTIVal OF ThE PErFOrMING arTS... has a new website. www.musicfestivalweb. com/nechako. Please visit the website for syllabus and registration information. You can view the syllabus online. If a paper copy is required, there is a limited number available at the Vanderhoof Public Library. Registration for the festival will be online starting Jan. 1, 2014. The festival will take place from Apr. 12-25, 2014 with the festival concert happening on Apr. 27, 2014. *** FOrt St JaMES chriStian OutrEach grOuP FOOD Bank SchEDulE...10.00am to 12.00noon, on Wednesdays, February 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 12, November 26, December 10. *** UNTOlD seeks contributions from nonFirst Nations students and staff who experienced Catholic residential or day schools abuse in Northern BC. For more info email ***

FIrEwEED STOPPING ThE VIOlENCE & OUTrEaCh SErVICE For those who believe all is possible!...Provides free Confidential, Safe, and Supportive counselling and outreach services for women. Hours of Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. Location: Room 203, 349 Stuart Drive, Fort St James, BC Phone: (250) 996-1214 Fax: (250) 996-7647 Email: fire. *** ST PaTrICk’S aNGlICaN ChUrCh... hosts a free lunch every Tuesday from 11.00am - 1.00pm. All are welcome. This lunch is made possible through the generous giving of time and resources,by many people in the region, including The Roman Catholic Church, Camp Living Water, E-Free Church and many other individuals. We wish to thank all those who contribute their labour to this program as well as those who provide food and other necessities. We also run a small food bank on Tuesday morning, and are very thankful for all who contribute to this endeavor. For further information please call Gwen Andrews 567-6744. *** SErVICE TIMES... at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Fort St James, will be 10:30 am every Sunday. Free lunch every Tues between 11-1pm with music and Prayer. Please come and join us. *** FIrEwEED ClOThES DrIVE... The Fireweed Safe Haven is doing a winter clothes drive. We are looking for jackets, boots, snow pants, mitts, hats, scarves, fleeces, etc, for men, women and children. The items will then be given to families in the community that need them. If you do not have anything at home that you can part with but still wish to contribute, you can purchase mitts, socks, or thermal underwear. Please drop items off at the Fireweed Safe Haven. For more information please contact Talia at (250) 996-8081. Every little bit helps. *** aUxIlIary TO STUarT lakE hOSPITaL... Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday each month. Hospital Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.

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Putting a stop to bullying on Pink Shirt Day… Kerry Vital / Black Press Names such as Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons are sadly well-known to many Canadians. Both teens committed suicide after years of bullying at the hands of classmates. On Feb. 26, Canadians will recognize Pink Shirt Day, a day devoted to preventing bullying and helping children and teens who are being victimized. For some people, bullying hits very close to home. Tad Milmine, now an RCMP constable, is one of them.

As a child, Milmine was bullied relentlessly by classmates and locked in the basement by his stepmother every day for 12 years. His father, an alcoholic, never tried to help him, even when Milmine’s stepmother verbally abused him. “I always held out hope that one day an adult would see that I was in the basement and perhaps ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ me,” he says. “No one ever came.” At 17, Milmine ran away from home and cut all

ties with his father and stepYou’re going to talk about why you’re mother. Still, he struggled with wearing a pink shirt that day, and being extremely introverted and youth are reminded of the resources emotional. While he had dreamed available to them.” of being a police officer for much Pink Shirt Day was started in Nova of his life, he didn’t feel confident Scotia by two teenage boys who, after enough to act on that dream. At seeing another male student bullied 33, he finally felt able to take that for wearing a pink shirt, decided to step and do what he loved after gather their friends and all wear pink to encouragement from an officer he school. CKNW AM 980 was inspired by met while playing baseball. their action, and since 2007 has raised “I never acted on my dream over $650,000 for anti-bullying proTad Milmine because I truly believed it was just grams in B.C. through the sale of their a dream,” he says. “I thought that pink shirts. You can purchase your own dreams weren’t meant to be achieved.” shirt at London Drugs or online. This year’s Milmine was moved by the 2011 suicide of campaign is being presented by Coast Capital Ontario teen Jamie Hubley, who killed himself Savings, with Black Press as a media partner. after years of bullying for being gay and a figure For more information about Pink Shirt Day, skater, to start Bullying Ends Here, a website visit Milmine’s website that tells Hubley’s story as well as his own. can be found at Milmine has travelled all over Canada and the U.S. speaking to students and encouraging them to contact him if they need help. In the presentations, he shares his own story and that of Hubley, and tells the students that he understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and that he too is gay, just like Hubley. He shares this information to point out that he is The website and smartphone app is a sono different than the people listening to him in the audience. cial-networking site where people can ask other “I never let my sexuality stand in the way of users questions. It’s extremely popular with preliving out a dream,” Milmine says. “I never let teens and teens, but recently it has become wellthe negativity while growing up stand in my known for facilitating cyber-bullying instead. It has way.” been referenced in several suicide cases around Milmine’s presentations are done on his own the world as part of the bullying the victim experitime and with his own money. enced that led to their suicide. “I always wanted to ‘help’ people and today The biggest issue with is that questions I am lucky enough to be in that position,” can be submitted anonymously, and content is not says Milmine. “Youth need to know monitored, so abuse of the service can be rampant that nobody can help them if they with no repercussions to the user. Even if someone don’t speak up. You have to share, is blocked, that person can still view profiles and have to ask for help. Give us a see other interactions, and privacy settings cannot chance to help.” be increased as they can on Facebook and Twitter. Sixty-four per cent of Canadian According to RCMP Const. Tad Milmine, the Latviachildren have been bullied at based website also sends daily spam with messchool at some point, accordsages suggesting users kill themselves and calling ing to the Pink Shirt Day them ugly, among others, with no name attached. campaign, and 40 per cent Parents are urged to monitor all social media acof Canadian employees are bullied at the workcounts and talk to their children about their online place on a weekly basis. activities in an effort to prevent cyberbullying, and “Pink Shirt Day gets remember that the terms of service of Facebook, people talking,” Milmine says. Twitter and require users to be at least 13. “People are talking about it leading up to it, and on the day itself.

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“With over 40 years of experience, I can confidently say that Northern Gateway’s emergency response will be world class.” - Dr. Ed Owens, expert on shoreline response

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Northern Gateway is committed to protecting B.C.’s waters. That’s why we will plan, prepare for and implement international emergency response best practices. LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE Northern Gateway has consulted with dozens of experts, including Dr. Ed Owens, an oil spill specialist who has acted as a consultant to the UN, the Arctic Council, and more. With over 40 years of experience, he was instrumental in helping us develop our marine emergency response program. “I have worked closely with Northern Gateway to develop programs for enhanced spill response along all marine transportation routes. These programs will help ensure the environmental safety along the shipping routes.” Northern Gateway will implement some of the safest marine operations practices from around the world to help prevent a marine spill from ever occurring. We are also preparing for the most effective response possible in the unlikely event of a marine emergency.

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Our marine emergency response practices go well beyond Canadian requirements. As Owens puts it: “By placing emergency response capacity at various key locations along the proposed route, valuable time will be saved in the unlikely event of an oil spill – and in a marine emergency situation, response time is critical. But having the right equipment in the right places is not always enough. A world class response capability requires an experienced response team at both the management and operational levels, and integrated training to ensure that timely decisions make the best use of the equipment and resources.” IMPORTANT CONDITIONS This past December, the Joint Review Panel recommended that the project be approved, subject to 209 conditions – including ones that require Northern Gateway to implement effective spill response measures. We are working towards meeting these conditions, the same way we are working hard to meet the five conditions set out by the Province of British Columbia. In short, Northern Gateway is committed to doing everything possible to build a safer, better project.

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Editor: Spectra Energy was a delegation during the Feb. 12 District of Fort St. James council meeting. From the meeting’s agenda I read Spectra’s slide presentation regarding their proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline which would extend from the gas fields in British Columbia’s Peace region to Prince Rupert. Like all the other proponents proposing energy pipeline projects these days, I see Spectra, too, would have spoken about safety.    We have heard a lot lately about oil pipeline spills and the potential for them, particularly in relation to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines project.   But, what about safety of natural gas pipelines? I have been doing

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some research and have found the following: On December 11, 2012, at about 12:41 p.m. EST, a buried 20inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation ruptured just over 100 feet west of Interstate 77 in Sissonville, West Virginia. About 20 feet of pipe was separated and ejected from the underground pipeline and landed more than 40 feet from its original location. Three homes were destroyed by the fire after the escaping high-pressure natural gas ignited; no one was seriously injured. On June 21, 2013, the Fort Nelson Gas Processing Plant, owned and operated by Spectra Energy, experienced a failure in its natural gas gathering system during startup after a scheduled

maintenance operation. This failure resulted in a flare that exceeded the flare pit’s perimeter fence and damaged nearby equipment. It also resulted in an unintended grass fire. Spectra Energy emergency procedures were implemented to extinguish the fires and address the gathering system failure. Notification to the National Energy Board occurred on July 5, 2013 only after the NEB became aware of the incident.    On January 25, 2014, a TransCanada gas pipeline exploded near Otterburne, Manitoba,   50 km south of Winnipeg.  It left thousands without heat as temperatures dropped to -20 C, or -34 C with the wind chill.   On February 13, 2014, U.S. natural gas pipeline company NiSource Inc said it shut part of its key Columbia Gulf Transmission

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interstate natural gas pipeline following an explosion in Adair County, Kentucky, injuring at least one person. The explosion spawned multiple woodland and structural fires. Three homes were set ablaze, two of them were fully destroyed, as well as two barns and four cars. February 18,     a TransCanada natural gas pipeline ruptured north of Rocky Mountain House, Alta. according to the National Energy Board.   That is the second incident for TransCanada in 24 days. TransCanada is proposing two gas pipelines in B.C., one to Kitimat and one to Prince Rupert. According to documents attained by the CBC last fall, the number of pipeline safety incidents is on the rise in Canada.   Of all the provinces and territories, British Columbia had the highest number of reported incidents in the past decade.   Data provided by the National Energy Board through an access to information request

showed that 279 inci- pipeline leak or explo- very concerned. dents involving fed- sion happening? We Brenda Gouglas erally-regulated pipe- need to be concerned, Fort St. James lines were reported in British Columbia between 2000 and late 2012. The data also sugROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH gested that, nation(Across from the Petrocan Station) wide, the rate of overall incidents has SUNDAY LITURGY: Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am doubled in the past deDAILY MASS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am cade.  By 2011, safetyPASTORAL TEAM: FATHER FRANK SALMON 250-996-8343 related incidents — SR. PAT MACAULAY, SR. DIVINA PEDRO covering everything 250-996-2275 from small leaks, large oil spills, gas ruptures, equipment failures, worker injuries and deaths, and other types of accidents or reportable events along any pipeline that crosses provincial or international borders— rose from one to two for every 1,000 kilometres of federally-regulated pipeline. That reflects an increase from 45 total incidents in 2000 to 142 in 2011.  That did not include incidents along smaller pipelines monitored by provinces. With 11 natural gas pipelines,   one oil ON YOUR NEXT GROCERY BILL pipeline and one condensate pipeline being ON YOUR NEXT GROCERY BILL proposed across northCOUPONS ON ern British Columbia, PRODUCTS ON YOUR NEXT NEXT GROCERY ONTOP YOUR GROCERYBILL BILL what are the odds of a




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Sochi 2014 Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Winter Olympics standings as of Feb. 21, 2014. It was a phenomenal week for Canadians in Sochi. The Canadian Women's Hockey Team came back from a 2-0 deficit in the final game against the United States to win gold in a show of pure Olympic determination. The Canadian Women's Curling Team also took a gold in their final match against Sweden, the final rock being met with screams as it won them the match. Freestyle skiing had netted Canada an impressive nine medals so far, four gold, four silver and one bronze. Curling brought two gold medals, bobsleigh one gold, figure skating two silver, with a slightly controversial judging in ice dance, and snowboarding had netted one silver and one bronze. Speed skating, including short track, had earned Canada four medals in all, one gold, two silver and one bronze. Alpine skiing had earned Canada one bronze medal and ski cross saw Canada take gold and silver and women's hockey had furnished Canada with one gold, with men in the final to take either silver or gold. The final medal count as of Friday, Feb. 21 was 23, with the men's hockey team on the way to making it 24.


This story originally ran in November 2012 and is being rerun as part of Black Press Aboriginal Business Match to recognize excellence in First Nations businesses. Taba Enterprises, a First Nations-owned company in Fort St. James, has been recognized as Business of the Year by the B.C. Aboriginal Achievement Awards. In 1993, Shawn Julian established and started managing Taba as a simple one-man operation in the forest, felling and bunching trees. At the time entrepreneurial opportunities and skills training programs for First Nations communities were "few and far between," said Julian. Fortunately, Julian had


TABA takes award already acquired plenty of hands-on experience working for his father, Art, who founded Julian Contracting in 1975. Starting with just a feller buncher machine to harvest timber, Julian would soon acquire a grapple skidder to bundle felled trees and haul them to the road where they would be processed, loaded onto trucks and transported to area saw mills. Gradually, Julian started offering trucking services and branching out into the construction business until Taba was doing work for Mount Milligan on a regular basis. Taba Enterprises was incorporated in 1996 and now employs between 40 and 50 people. "We would see a need

for something that would help us diversify and that's why we've expanded over the years," said Julian. Taba's trucking and construction business is thriving due to rising demand in the forestry and mining sectors. The company is also involved in road building, road maintenance, silviculture and sewer and water projects. Julian will joined many other First Nations entrepreneurs from across B.C. at an award ceremony in Vancouver presided over by Premier Christy Clark. "We're pretty humbled. It's definitely nice to be recognized," said Julian. Gladys Michell, who established Selkin Logging Ltd. with her husband, Robert, in 1990, was ecstatic for

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with the Canadian Co-op Association working on economic diversification in the Andes. She stayed in high-altitude places and said Where has the time gone? she saw a lot of parallels between some of the Olivia McMahon has been at the District of challenges the locals in those places were facFort St. James since June of 2013, working as ing with those faced by people in northern coman intern through a program funded by Northern munities back at home in Canada. Development Initiative Trust (NDIT). The intercultural differences between urban McMahon will be done her internship in April, and rural residents and geographic challenges but the young woman has made an impact in the the Peruvians were dealing with were well short time she’s been in Fort St. James. known to McMahon. “She brings an enthusiastic, fresh, youthful She said what she saw opened her up to the approach to what otherwise could be really heavy idea she knew more about the north than somematerial,” said her coworker Mel Chesnutt, the one who wasn’t from there, and the north offered District of Fort St. James’ event coordinator. a lot of opportunities other places couldn’t. The heavy material Chesnutt is referring to “After getting out and trying other things, are things like the Municipal Alcohol Policy McI realized the best things were back at home,” Mahon helped develop from start to finish, consaid McMahon. sulting stakeholders and learning as she went. So she decided to take hold of this realizaChesnutt said McMahon is great at recruiting tion and nurture it and keep focussing on comcommunity support and building rapport with munity development work. community partners. Since starting the job in June, she helped Chesnutt said McMahon is dedicated to her with a number of initiatives, including the night work and maintains a friendly outlook. market to help promote local businesses and “She’s just been super great to work with,” worked on a communication plan for the Disshe said of her coworker. trict of Fort St. James. The opportunity to hire McMahon came about She also learned a lot by helping Colombo thanks to the NDIT internship program, which with the environmental assessment groups. the District of Fort St. James applied to. “With the amount of pipeline projects going “I really value the Northern Development inthrough this community I’ve become really intern program,” said Emily Colombo, economic terested in environmental assessment process,” development officer for the district and McMashe said. This may help direct her future plans hon’s supervisor. “I think the quality of intern to obtain a master’s degree in public administhey provided us with is very high.” tration, focussing on community development Colombo praised McMahon’s research skills or environmental management, but before she and said she was a great help with Colombo’s does she would like some more work experiwork on the different environment assessment ence. working groups, the housing research the district While her time is coming to a close, she said has been doing and the municipal alcohol policy. she really likes the summers here in Fort St. “She’s got a real spark and flair for commuJames - the beaches and the barbecues - and Intern Olivia McMahon discovered her love for the north after experinity development work,” said Colombo. how supportive the community is. encing other places. The 26-year-old graduate of UNBC is origiColombo also said the District of Fort St. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier nally from Prince George, so being in Fort St. James will be applying for another intern thinking she would stay in the north, as she said she James kept her close to home, something she had not did not necessarily feel any great allegiance to the through NDIT and this year communities in the region originally planned on. may have to share an intern instead of each receiving area. When she began her undergraduate degree in PoHowever, McMahon went to Peru on an internship their own. litical Science and International Studies, she was not Interviews for the position will begin this week.

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Caledonia Courier, February 26, 2014  

February 26, 2014 edition of the Caledonia Courier

Caledonia Courier, February 26, 2014  

February 26, 2014 edition of the Caledonia Courier