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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

McLeod’s Pinocchio opening night Sam Redding Omineca Express W.L. McLeod Elementary opened their production of My Son Pinocchio on Thursday, Mar. 6 to a full audience

in the gymnasium. The theatre production was directed and produced by school principal Libby Hart and the colourful and ingenious costumes were designed by Michelle Racher and Maria Bach. There were eight musical numbers in the play and over

50 children from grades one to seven took part in the singing and dancing and sometimes chaotic mix of both. Some of the big parts were Gepetto, played by Kostas Bach; Pinocchio as played by Isabelle Turgeon; Andie Zwick as the Blue Fairy; and Keenan Thwaites as Stromboli, the marionette manipulator.

Collared moose on the loose Sam Redding Omineca Express The provincial government has undertaken a five year project to send biologists out to capture and collar moose cows and study why their numbers are decreasing. The moose numbers are declining in central British Columbia which is a cause of concern for First Nations and licensed hunters alike as moose are primary big game sustenance. There are eight different study areas, one

of which is located south of Vanderhoof. Five moose from the local area have already been captured and 135 have been collared in total. The moose are brought down by dart from a helicopter and then measurements are made as well as every kind of sample that can be taken from an animal. Then a radio collar is attached and the moose is tracked for the next five years in order to determine causes of death. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources has a few guesses as to why

the growth rate of the moose population is being reduced but it will take three more years before the study is finished and any conclusions released. Right now they believe that mountain pine beetle growth and salvage logging have made it easier for hunters and predators to kill moose but it could be a combination of disease, parasites and nutrition as well. The eight study areas differ in the amount of pine beetle and associated salvage logging in order to determine the extent to which those are factors in the decline.

We catch only in winter, so after March 31 this year no more capture can occur until December 2014,” said biologist Doug Heard via email. “We hope hunters will not see the black collars and shoot them as they otherwise would, then we can measure hunter kill rates.” The ministry only asks that hunters phone in and report the kill, it is not illegal to harvest a collared moose. They ask that hunters phone in before eating since the meat may not be edible due to the immobilization drugs used for capture.


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BRIEFLY Free film screening Later this month, the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative will be hosting the last of three environmental film screenings. They invite you to a free film screening of “Trashed”. This multiple award-winning and eye-opening film answers the question: What happens to all of that trash that we throw away? This free film will be shown on Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Vanderhoof Public Library.

Prairiedale History Myrna Bailey is hoping to put together a booklet on Prairiedale School going back to when the first school was on Prairiedale Road 1924-2014. 90 years is a long time, and there are people out there who think this is quite important. There must be people out there that you know, or grandparents, maybe even some great grandparents (as we have 5 generations in the school.) What I need is just short stories. Maybe about the hockey team, sports day or whatever. The more information we get, the nicer the book. We’re calling on teachers, parents, students, secretaries; - whoever had involvement in the school. Pictures are worth gold. Not really class pictures as the school has them all, but maybe sports days, concerts, etc. Myrna can be reached at jmbailey@ 250-5679916 or contact Louise at the school.


RCMP report, warning for drivers Sam Redding Omineca Express The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment had 68 calls for service and 10 prisoners in the last week. They had seven persons offenses, which include assaults, and 14 collisions and traffic offenses, nine property offenses and one drug offense. All others were filed under other criminal offenses and assists.

On Friday, Feb. 28 there was a two vehicle collision on Carmen Hill road and one driver was sent to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of a car narrowly avoided a head-on collision with low-bed tractor trailer and merely side-swiped it instead. The three occupants of the car including the driver were taken to the hospital after the crash occurred around 10:25 a.m., everyone was released later that day.

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The RCMP believe road conditions were a factor in the accident but they are continuing to investigate further. Acting Sergeant Wade Harvey at the Vanderhoof RCMP would like to warn the public that with the changing weather road conditions are worsening. “Having the temperature around the 0 degree mark makes it more dangerous,” he said.

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Investigation finds unsafe bridges on forestry roads An investigation by the Forest Practices Board of 216 bridges on forestry roads across the province has resulted in some unsettling findings. The investigation looked at 216 bridges over three years and not only found non-compliance with legislation but also over two dozen bridges which may not be safe for industrial use. The bridges were from the Chilliwack, Vanderhoof, Rocky Mountain, Okanagan Shuswap and Cariboo Chilcotin districts and the study looked specifically at bridges constructed since January 2010. A full 19 bridges were deemed unsafe, another 13 were questionable. The release said 40 per cent of the bridges did not have complete plans and for 74 bridges, the required signoff to show the bridge was designed and built correctly was never completed.

“The board was concerned with the growing number of instances of unsafe bridges showing up in recent audits, and so we did this investigation to find out the extent of the problem,” said Tim Ryan, board chair. “What we found is highly disturbing, given the emphasis government and industry have placed on safety in recent years.” The problem lies not with the legislation, said the release, but with some professionals in the industry not meeting expected standards. “We are recommending that the professional associations that govern foresters and engineers take action to improve performance by their members, said Ryan. “We also suggest that licensees ensure their bridges are safe and government compliance and enforcement staff increase their attention to bridge safety.”

The Vanderhoof arts program held an art show at the Burrard Market. There was a presentation and workshop after everyone had a look at the original pieces.

Increase in funding for the North Bill Phillips Prince George Free Press The economic development pie available in the North got a little larger last week. Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) has increased its annual grant allowance, and upped funding limits for projects in the North. “We’re pretty excited,” said Janine North, NDIT Chief Executive Officer. “It speaks to the vibrancy of the North.” Last month, the trust’s board of directors unanimously supported a decision to increase the annual grant allocation to seven per cent from five per cent meaning that a total of $11.4 million in grants will be available to local governments, First Nations and non-profits throughout the region in 2014. “We’d love to hit about $11 million,” North said. She added that the trust, established in 2005 with the sale of BC Rail, can afford to increase the grant

amount, without more projects to tapping into its come forward. original fund, “We’re looking because its infor groups to take vestments have advantage of the been doing very funding,” she said. well. She said NDIT has althe return last ready approved year was 13.1 nearly $2.5 milper cent and over lion in new funding the past eight in 2014. It has 13 years the return funding programs has been about that cover every7.5 per cent. thing from grants “The board to help businesses is feeling pretty with such things good,” she said, as getting into the adding the monNorth’s supply ey doesn’t do any chain, human reone any good sitsources, marketing, Janine North, NDIT Chief ting in the bank. and business faExecutive Officer The mandate of çade improvements. NDIT has always NDIT has helped been to help economic development with airport improvements throughprojects in the North. out the North and has a paid intern Last year the board approved al- program that focuses on getting most every project that came to the UNBC graduates into the workforce trust and the North is hoping for in the North.

In addition to the increase in annual grant funding, the board of directors also approved several funding program changes in February that will mean that yet more dollars will be available to communities in 2014: Annual funding to local governments from the Economic Development Capacity Building program has been increased to $50,000 from $35,000; annual funding to local governments and First Nations to support locally based grant writers has been increased to $8,000 from $7,500; and the percentage of community hall and recreation facility projects the Trust will fund has been increased to 50 per cent from 33 per cent to a limit of $30,000. As for the economy of the area, North says there are some trouble spots, but generally things are moving. “I remain concerned about the Robson Valley, West Chilcotin and the Hazeltons,” North said. “But the rest of the area is scrambling just to keep up.”




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Mill fire families demand justice Tom Fletcher Black Press Survivors and relatives of those killed in a pair of sawmill explosions in northern B.C. came to the B.C. legislature Thursday to back calls for an independent inquiry into the disasters and how they were investigated. Among the visitors was Maureen Luggi, a former chief of the Lake Babine First Nation, and her son Robert Luggi Jr. Her husband Robert and her second cousin Carl Charlie were both killed in the explosion in January 2012 at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake. Both Maureen Luggi and Dirk Weissbach, who was also working on that evening shift and was one of 20 workers injured, questioned why the mill continued to operate as the temperature fell to below -40. Water lines were frozen and vent fans used to clear dust from the dry wood were turned off to keep heat in the building. Maureen Luggi said she has reviewed the WorkSafeBC report, the Crown prosecutor decision not to lay criminal charges and a follow-up report by John Dyble, Premier Christy Clark’s deputy minister, which looked at problems with evidence gathering by WorkSafeBC investigators. “Our families will never be the same,” she said. “I would like justice, I want trans-

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parency, I want accountability. All of this evidence that the Crown looked at, I want to know what’s in it.” With family members in the public gallery, Clark took questions from NDP leader Adrian Dix in the legislature. “My view is that in order to make sure this never happens again, we need to get on with fixing the problems that exist at WorkSafeBC,” Clark said. “We need to do it now.” Dix told the legislature that two years after the fatal explosions in Burns Lake and at Lakeland Mills in Prince George, 42 per cent of mills inspected have continued to show non-compliance with dust control measures. A coroner’s inquest is scheduled for this fall into the Burns Lake incident. Prosecutors have not yet decided on whether to lay charges in the Lakeland explosion, which also killed two workers and injured 22 more in April 2012.

Injured mill worker Dirk Weissbach and his wife Kathleen (left) and NDP leader Adrian Dix (right) listen as Maureen Luggi speaks to reporters about the death of her husband Robert at Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake in 2012. Tom FLETCHER/Black Press

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The many benefits of buying locally Buying locally is a great way for consumers to find the products and services they’re looking for and help their local economy along the way. The small businesses in your community may be owned by your next door neighbor, who relies on his or her fellow townspeople to keep the business going strong. Buying locally is not only beneficial for local business owners, but buying locally benefits consumers and members of the community in a number of ways. * Buying locally creates jobs. The number of unemployed men and women has gradually declined in recent years, but those figures are still high in many communities. Buying locally creates jobs in your community, potentially creating a job for you or a friend or family member. * Buying locally helps the environment. Buying within your community reduces the amount of fuel you’re likely to use for a weekend shopping trip while also reducing pollution. In addition, many local store owners use local materials and ingredients, reducing the amount of fuel

consumed to get products into the store. * Buying locally creates a more closely knit community. Juggling a career and a family can make it hard for men and women to get to know their neighbors and other members of their community. Buying locally is an opportunity to strengthen that bond with your neighbors, creating a close knit community in which residents may feel safer and more comfortable. * Buying locally

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Farewell to Vanderhoof Sam Redding Omineca Express Well Vanderhoof it’s been a fun time writing for you all. I took on the job of editor and reporter here only in May 2013 but in that time I feel like I’ve come to know this small town, I should say district as everyone keeps pointing out to me that Vanderhoof is neither a town nor a village. Vanderhoof is a town that might lack a couple big city amenities but the people here do their utmost to replace those amenities with friendliness and an enthusiasm to get the job done anyway. I have found in my short time here that nearly everyone “wears two hats” in town. A shop owner might also be a volunteer at the hospital. A lumber yard worker might patrol the streets at night watching for crime. A teacher might also work a night shift, run a sports team or two and teach computer skills all in the same week. I grew up in a town similar in size to Vanderhoof, the experience of seeing someone you know every time you go out the door is a familiar one to me so it’s nice when those people are so friendly. I will admit it was a bit of a shock to move here and see a church on every street. The most churches per capita I was told. I was also told that this meant that the residents have been brought up with a good moral background. While that may be true, it does perhaps lead to a bit of isolationism. My only problem in Vanderhoof was something that may be impossible to fix, the inclusion factor I’ll call it. I’ve heard a few different people describe Vanderhoof as a welcoming town but maybe not an including town. There’s no easy solution to that. Just keep an open mind is all I ask. I try to do the same and give respect to everyone by default. From the time I’ve spent here I can see that Vanderhoof is clearly readying itself for an influx of everything from money to workers. The resource industry is about to explode in northwestern B.C. and Vanderhoof is prepared to reap the benefits. I hope that this little District, see I remembered, continues growing and prospering in the days to come and I wish everyone here the best. Thank you Vanderhoof for welcoming me and a big thank you to the staff at the Omineca Express for working so hard and giving me this opportunity.

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Bring Madison home Letter to the editor, Madison Scott of Vanderhoof aged 20 has been missing since May 2011. She disappeared without trace and the RCMP believe that information is being withheld which would lead to her being found. It is to the people withholding this information that I am appealing. The Scott family are dealing with constant unrelenting, fear, heartache and worry that never lets go. Please find the courage and honesty to provide the

information to bring Maddy home. Speak with the others involved with you. Talk to loved ones about it. Do not keep it to yourself. To contact the RCMP in Vanderhoof 1-250567-2222. If you wish to remain anonymous phone Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A video regarding this case may be seen at www. Thank you M. Datoff Vanderhoof

Babine Forest Products inquest will be thorough: Coroner Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe has issued a public statement concerning the upcoming inquest into the mill explosion at Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake: “I want to address concerns recently reported in the media that significant and important questions about the Babine Forest Products sawmill explosion will remain unanswered in light of Criminal Justice Branch’s decision not to approve charges. “I want to assure the families of the two workers who died, the many others who were seriously injured and everyone who was impacted by the events of Jan. 20, 2012, that the Coroner’s Inquest ordered into the deaths of Mr. Luggi and Mr. Charlie will thoroughly review all aspects of this tragedy. In particular, the inquest will review policies, practices and responsibilities related to the mill

operation and worker safety, and will allow an opportunity for a full and frank review of the mill’s operation and of all of the events leading to the tragedy. “I am confident, in fact, that a Coroner’s Inquest is the best venue to address the many concerns and questions raised about how and why the explosion happened and what can be done to prevent a similar event in the future. A Coroner’s Inquest is an open, transparent, fact-finding hearing designed to thoroughly review all of the circumstances surrounding a death. Subpoenaed witnesses must testify and address all questions put to them. “The normal rules of evidence do not apply in order to ensure a full accounting of the facts. This is true public accountability. “The inquest jury has the opportunity to make recommendations not only to prevent future deaths under similar circumstances but

also indeed about any matter arising out of the inquest. As per the authorities of the Coroners Act, efforts will be made to ensure that all or part of the jury is composed of people familiar with the type of work the deceased were doing. “Given the profile of this tragedy and the fact that the issues to be reviewed are of significant provincial interest, I have decided to preside over this inquest. I plan to set a date and location very soon and hope it can be scheduled for this fall. “The Coroners Service recognizes how devastating the events of Jan. 20, 2012, have been to survivors, families, and indeed the whole community. I want to assure them that the inquest into the tragic deaths of Mr. Robert Luggi and Mr. Carl Charlie will give them answers to their many questions and will be focused on how to prevent a similar tragedy.”

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Child psychologist offers advice to parents Sam Redding Omineca Express Dr. Nancy Doda, a child and developmental psychologist, was in Vanderhoof on Tuesday, Mar. 4 to offer friendly advice to parents. Doda is a parent herself and she has studied parenting and education and worked as a teacher. “I framed this talk about children with my own parenting wisdom at heart but also some educational wisdom that I have to share with you,” said Doda. Then she jumped right into a story about her children that showed how there are many different kinds of intelligence. Her son had trouble with reading but he was a great inventor and now he works as a designer. Doda was a great story teller that night, sharing many personal anecdotes and keeping the parents in the audience listening to her educational presentation. Doda’s biggest message was showing parents how to actively listen to their child which included lessons like never denying or ignoring a child’s feelings. “I think we always want to rescue our children soothe, salve or make it right, but sometimes we rescue them in ways that

are not healthy for their development,” said Dr. Doda. “The real message about active listening is that it doesn’t matter if it’s a big issue of concern and they’re really upset or if it’s a little issue. How we listen makes all the difference. When they approach the high school years, the pattern we establish with them is going to be very important because that’s when they start to shut down.” Many of her lessons were taken from child psychologist and educator Haim Ginott who wrote several books on parents and children with messages like how to talk so kids will listen and how to listen so kids will talk. If you listen to your child and don’t offer them advice or judgement but just listen and nod and say oh and hmm at the right times they will just keep talking and usually they will spill the whole story and solve the problem by themselves by the time they reach the end. After the child asks for advice or after the story is finished and the child is done talking, begin the advice-giving, problemsolving parental stuff. One helpful thing parents can do when their child is young and upset is to name the feeling for them. If they describe sad-

ness say ‘wow you sound really sad’ don’t say ‘how does that make you feel?’ say ‘that makes you feel frustrated I guess doesn’t it?’ That way your child in kindergarten might one day come to you and say ‘I am so frustrated’ and it keeps a line of communication open. One way to help your child open up would be to take them on a short trip in the car where all sorts of things will find their way to the open from your child’s mind. Some of the parents spoke up at the meeting and said that they thought “it’s easier to be a fixer, it’s not so easy to just listen.” Another piece of wisdom Doda told parents was to give children choices whenever it is reasonable and to nurture autonomy in them. Don’t let them choose what they get to drink if it’s a choice between milk and pop but maybe let them choose what colour of cup they want it in. Besides active listening, humour is also important. That and just spending time together with no advice or judgement in the equation at all will foster healthy communication relationships with your sons and daughters.

Highway of Tears documentary part of UNBC film festival The Highway of Tears documentary will be shown as part of the Travelling World Film Festival, at UNBC on March 15. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council said in a Feb. 28 press release that they were pleased to announce the world premiere of the documentary film at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a festival that showcases human rights cases from around the world and is co-produced by Toronto International Film Festival and Human Rights Watch Canada. Highway of Tears debuted March 6 in Toronto. “We are very excited to be a part of the development of this documentary and I believe this will help in keeping the issue of missing and murdered women in the forefront with both levels of government and society as a whole,” said Tribal Chief Terry Teegee in the release. “We thank all the organizations that participated in this documentary, including the Carrier Sekani Family Services and the Prince George Native

Friendship Centre and, most of all, we thank director Matt Smiley and Finesse Films in producing this important film that touches many people along the Highway of Tears.” Smiley’s credits include a role in Kamataki which garnered worldwide acclaim, he’s also produced Rituals, Ash-

ton Kutcher’s web-series and David Guetta’s music video Metropolis. He produced and directed Highway of Tears this year. “We hope this film raises the profile of many missing and murdered women in Canada and around the world,” said Teegee. The Highway of

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NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS The dates and locations of the Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of March and April 2014 are as follows: March 17, 2014 School Board Office, Vanderhoof, BC April 14, 2014 School Board Office, Vanderhoof, BC These meetings will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) PRE-REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN, GRADE 1 AND/OR GENERAL REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS IMPACTED BY THE VANDERHOOF RECONFIGURATION Pre-registration for children who will be entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 in September 2014 or any students who have been impacted by the Vanderhoof reconfiguration will take place March 17-21, 2014 at the times listed below.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN FRENCH IMMERSION Pre-registration for children who will be entering French Immersion Kindergarten at W.L. McLeod Elementary School in September 2014 will take place on March 17-21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parents requiring information regarding French Immersion should contact Ms. Libby Hart, Principal of W.L. McLeod Elementary School, at (250) 567-2267. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Students entering Kindergarten in September 2014 must be five (5) years old by December 31, 2014. 2. Please bring the child(s) care card and birth certificate. COMMISSION SCOLAIRE NO. 91 (VALLEE DU NECHAKO LAKES) PRE-INSCRIPTION DE L’IMMERSION FRANÇAISE La pré-inscription pour l’entrée en classe maternelle (ou primaire) du programme d’immersion en français commencera le 17-21 mars, 2014, à l’école W.L. McLeod, pendant les heures de classes. (8h00 à 3h00)

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REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Kindergarten student must be five (5) years old by December 31, 2014. 2. Grade 1 students must be six (6) years old by December 31, 2014. 3. An adult must accompany each child. 4. Please bring the child(s) care card and birth certificate. We encourage that immunizations be up-to-date prior to starting school. Inquiries regarding immunization can be made by contacting the Health Unit at 250-567-6900.

NOTE: 1. La pré-inscription en maternelle (primaire 1) s’applique aux enfants qui auront 5 ans par le 31 décembre 2014. 2. La carte d’assurance - maladie et le certificate de naissance de l’enfant sont obligatoires pour l’inscription.





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New website promotes life and careers at regional colleges in B.C. CNC is featured on a new website that promotes the advantages of working at regional colleges and living in communities outside of the Greater Vancouver area. The website features the Regional Colleges of BC and lets people know that “It’s good out here.” “The website lets people from across B.C. and Canada and the world really, know that if you’re interested in working in a rewarding career alongside great people in a close-knit community — ‘it’s good out here,” said Sandra Rossi, CNC Executive Director of Human Resources. “The website provides an opportunity for the Regional Colleges of BC to showcase the great work they do as well as what their communities are able to provide. We have seen greater interest in our College from individu-

als outside of our community in recent years and we would like to see more of that.” The website at www. features information about the communities, the lifestyles and the people as well as links to all of the employment opportunities at all of the campuses. The Regional Colleges of BC is a group of public post-secondary institutions spanning the regions outside of the Greater Vancouver area. The colleges cover 43 communities across B.C., from Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, bordering Yukon to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the east and everything in between. The employee recruitment brand and website is the first large project this group has collaborated on. The Regional Colleges of BC include: CNC

help us spread the word about great communities like Prince George and wonderful colleges like CNC and others.” Job opportunities include careers in teaching, administration, finance, health services, information technology, maintenance, trades and senior leadership.

Vanderhoof Campus. (Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Quesnel, Vanderhoof), College of The Rockies (Kootenay area), North Island College (Vancouver Island), Northern Lights College (Fort St. John, Dawson Creek), Northwest Community College (Prince Rupert, Terrace area), Okanagan College

Ferry to be upgraded for circle tours BC Ferries will upgrade the MV Nimpkish ferry to provide food, water, washrooms, seating and shelter for passengers on the summer run from Bella Bella to Bella Coola, to effort to retain traffic on the Discovery Coast circle tour. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Thursday the ferry upgrade and schedule changes are being made to make up for discontinuing the Port Hardy-to-Bella Coola run as part of cuts to under-used ferry routes. Stone defended the decision to take the larger Queen of Chilliwack off its weekly summer run, replacing it with

the Nimpkish four times a week. Connection from northern Vancouver Island to Bella Bella will be done with the Northern Expedition or Northern Adventure, newer vessels that serve the longer Inside Passage route from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. The combined sailings provide enough capacity to carry the 500 to 600 vehicles a year that were taking the Queen of Chilliwack, Stone said. At that usage, the former route lost more than $7 million a year, an amount that would double if the aging Queen of Chilliwack were replaced, he said.


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GRANT FUNDING The Integris Credit Union Community Foundation has invested over $580,000 in the communities of Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Fraser Lake since its inception in 2002. These funds are used to meet a wide range of charitable needs and interests. Funding requests from local organizations and agencies to undertake beneficial community projects are now being accepted. To Apply: 1. Applications must be completed on prescribed forms 2. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on March 29, 2014

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“With all the ups and downs over the years, it’s been tough for Kitimat. We need some stability. We need to know that everything’s going to be good for a long time, not just a year or two. The Northern Gateway project will bring that stability. I’m glad it’s going to bring jobs, but also training. Wouldn’t it be great if our kids could get more education here, rather than heading off to Vancouver or Calgary? For me, the best thing about living in Kitimat is that you can go hiking or fishing on your way home from work. It’s a special place to live. But without jobs and stability, I worry that my kids and grandkids won’t be able to live here with me. And that’s what I want more than anything. So I’m voting yes.”

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Pinocchio Left: Isabelle Turgeon, grade seven, as Pinocchio. She was in grade two when she was in her first McLeod production and has been in every one since. Right: Cooper Cursely, grade four, as Dante, school child, Pinocchio was Cursely’s second McLeod production.


Politicians Race Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes, was once again back for the Politician’s Race in the Caledonia Classic Sled Dog Races. Rustad has been a regular participant in the annual races and this year brought along fellow Minister Naomi Yamamoto, who is Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business. Yamamoto is the MLA for North Vancouver, and was brave to face the frigid wind chill on the lake for the race, but raced well, even recovering from a fall at the start in which her dog team became tangled.

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Spring fashion

Spring is on its way and NVSS was host to another fashion show with a spring line of products from California Dreamin’. There was a silent auction too and all the proceeds are going towards the Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre and their trip. Many models young and old strutted the cat walk in the high school auditorium on Mar. 7. Below: There was a preview of the upcoming children’s theatre production of the Little Mermaid and the young singers were delighted to perform for their energetic audience.

2014 Prince George Toyota Spirit of the Rivers Loppet The weather and conditions couldn’t have been much better for Sundays 2014 Prince George Toyota Spirit of the Rivers Loppet at the Otway Nordic Center. At race time, under mostly clear skies, temperatures were slightly below zero firming the snow in anticipation of late morning temperatures around +4o C. 138 registrants, many skiing mainly for recreation and others for competition, lined up at 10:00 am. Winning times in the Free Technique race, assisted by the excellent conditions, were approximately 10-15% faster than last year. As was the case in 2013, determining the fastest overall skier in the 30 km race came down to the last few meters. This year the sprint duel was between last year’s fastest skier, David Zurevinski, of Vanderhoof’s Nechako Nordic Ski Club, and Andrew Casey (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club’s coach). In a photo finish Casey came through with a time of 1 hour 23 minutes and 57.4 seconds, the winner by 2/10ths of a second. Last year’s second place finisher,

Tony Fiala finished a mere 5.2 seconds behind Zurevinski. Fiala was the fastest skier at the Hallis Lake Loppet earlier this year. The fastest overall time was hotly contested as Mike Smith, Jacqui Benson (2010’s fastest), Kris Yip (2012’s fastest) placed 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively. The fastest overall women’s time was recorded by Jacqui Benson with a time of 1 hour 30 minutes and 40.9 seconds. As in 2013, Shar Balogh was second and Jacqui Pettersen third. Angela Wheeler, Erica Casey, and Wendy Fiala placed 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively. Tim Antill recorded the fastest overall Classic Technique 30 km time when he completed the course in 2 hours 16 minutes and 18 seconds. Last year’s fastest Classic Technique skier, Gord Horning, placed 2nd. Cheryl Moors had the 2014 fastest women’s Classic Technique 30 km time, completing the course in 2 hours 34 minutes and 9 seconds. Complete results are available at: http://

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Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto races towards the finish line with her borrowed dog team during the Caledonia Classic Sled Dog Races on Stuart Lake in Fort St. James. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier

the politicians did a great job holding on to their borrowed sleds. The snowmobilers who helped with the race were also subject to extreme temperatures at high speeds, but generous volunteers from the Fort St. James Snowmobile Club came through once again to help make the event a success. Race results RESULTS: Stage Race Final Results First: Alix Crittenden Pearson 11 h 10 m 06 s Second: Normand Casavant 11 h 32 m 24 s Third: Sam Palfrey 11 h 55 m 36 s Fourth: Gerry Walker 13 h 01 m 10 s Fifth: Sandy Burke 13 h 02 m 38 s Sixth: Ann Douglas 13 h 37 m 27 s Seventh: Jillian Lawton 14 h 00 m 41 s Eight: Craig Rogerson 14 h 15 m 43 s Four Dog Final Results First: Ken Bernard 27:31.31 Second: Dana Luck 29:20.37 Third: Sean Houghton 29:40.98 Fourth: Cory Hommy 31:38.90 Fifth: Nancy Hall 34:46.28 Sixth: Shellie O’Brien 36:46.60 Seventh: Nicole Swan 37:44.55 Eighth: Sandra Ungr 38:53.65 Ninth: Lexi Joinson 42:07.83 10th Will Procter 44:05.92 11th Anna-Lena Zepernich 48:14.46 12th Karen Joseph 55:25.75

Six Dog Final Results First: Dana Luck 36:44.24 Second: Ken Bernard 37:26.19 Third: Cory Hommy 41:00.17 Fourth: Karine Grenier 43:23.11 Fifth: Robyn Devins 43:43.13 Sixth: Kelly Bouchard 48:19.03 Seventh: Craig Houghton 51:38.08 Eighth: Lisa Joinson 52:03.28 10 Dog Final Results First: Robert Peebles 63:40.77 Second: Ken Bernard 65:13.40 Third: Dana Luck 65:43.08 Fourth: Danny Savic

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Classic cold. It was a harsh wind blowing from the north on the first Saturday of this year’s Caledonia Classic Sled Dog races Mar. 1. But mushers and volunteers alike braved the wind to enjoy the sunshine and action on Stuart Lake at Cottonwood Park. It was the beginning of Winterfest as well, with a barbecue, fires, a sugar shack manned by hearty Integris Credit Union employees, snow sculpting done by Aaron Grant of Nanaimo and warm and cold beverages as a fundraiser for Music on the Mountain. There was also a public art project, by Fraser Lake painter Claire Singleton which many young artists contributed to by drawing dog teams, northern lights or other additions to a winter landscape of Stuart Lake viewed from Fort St. James. The racers had to brave the cold, but were lucky enough to have blue skies and great visibility, though the overnight at Whitefish Bay for the stage racers would have required good gear in -30 C temperatures. The teams left at 6 a.m. Saturday, instead of their usual 9 a.m. start, due to the cold and running low on firewood. Terry Houghton was one of the volunteers who manned the camp at Whitefish Bay, and had tents set up to protect the mushers, but it would still not have been for the faint of heart, though most mushers are used to these types of conditions. It was also a great turnout for the Politician’s Race, which included local MLA for Nechako Lakes, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris, Mackenzie Councillor Pat Crook, Fort St. James Mayor Rob Macdougall and Nak’azdli Councillor Wayne Sam. Sam won the race handily, and there were a few spills, but

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N.V.S.S. Honour Roll - Term 2 – 2013/14 PRINCIPAL’s HONOUR ROLL (4.00 GPA) GRADE 8 Kaden Abbott, Eran Bach, Kaylan Fehr, Amy Friesen, Kiara Lobelle, Kaitlin Montgomery, Brooklyn Pearson, Jillian Pearson, Mathieu Pyy, Nicholas Warkentin, Nadia Zwick GRADE 9 Megan Baher, Matthew Ebert, Jessica Hartwig, Rayea Johnson, Destiny Johnston, Jane Kanary, Kaelan Lobelle, Beth Mushumanski, Brittany Penner, Leah Pippy, Brooklyn Read, Sidney Thiessen, Owen Wiens, Reed Wiens GRADE 10 Jordan Andres, Sydney Andres, Annika Dauphinais, Abigale Delisle, Sahij Dhak, Alison Eggleton, Kent Fehr, Lane Hampson, Sara McBride, Samantha Pratt, Jessica Sewell, Eric Silver, Kelseigh Sommerville

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GRADE 9 James deVos, Kaimi Giesbrecht, Nolan Gulbranson, Isabella Hampson, Joseph Hernandez, Bridian JamesSchneider, Emily Kerr, Mari Knox, Rylin Kusler, Calvin Li, Kimberly McGregor, Dylan Parent, Tahlea Perry, Bianca Pittman, Mya Rancier, Rachael Sholer, Daulton Swanson, Alyssa Wale, Amber Zielke GRADE 10 Bradley Bieganski, Cody Derksen, Lachlan Fantillo, Rebecca Federau, Kirsten Forsberg, Hannah Fraser, Chance Harper, Linus Jia, Paige Loewen, Erica McMullin, Shelby Park, Kiah Persson, Saba Rancier, Nicole Rodgers, Alaina Sommerville, Taryn Stephen, Catherine Stier, Graeme Thiessen, Luke Thompson, Taylor Vassallo, Taylor Westbrook, Norma Jean Wiebe GRADE 11

Melanie Bokvist, Tristal Buller, Emile Caron, Dakota Clapperton, Katie Friesen, Angela Harkins, Caleb Miles, Meghan Naka, Rebekah Stevens, Jordan Wall, Anika Wallace, Tawny Weinhardt, Meghan Ziler GRADE 12 Galen Bach, Jeremy Banham, Bailey Breault, Maraya Cooper, Kyle Dauphinais, Maddison Fantillo, Emily Fraser, Jade Ginter, Kirsten Hales, Mary-Kate Kennis, Savanna Kiff, Brianna Loewen, Colton Loewen, Raechel McCully, Shelby Oe, Cole Reid, Mayson Schumann, Nicholas Silver, Julia Steinebach, Alana Threlfall 2nd CLASS HONOUR ROLL (3.0 – 3.49 GPA) GRADE 8 Corbin Brown, Maddy Doiron, Rivey Faulconer, Hunter Floris,

Amanda Hiebert, Christian Kelemen, Sydney Kelly, Nikki Martins, Jesse Raphael, Sarah Sawatzky, Riley Sexton, Jocelyn Stevens, Madison Stier, Nicholas Teichroeb, Raymond Thomas, Hannah Turner, Nigel Watney, Emily Wiebe GRADE 9 Charlie Borek, Anthony Briltz, Seth Chapman, Emily Eggleton, Kelson Fines, Chloe Friesen, Joshua Friesen, Dylan Hansen-Martin, Jared Kenyon, Tykenn Kilpatrick, Ethan Lank, Anna Martens, Ewan Miles, Max Moritz, Jonathan Mueller, Griffin Rees, Chrissie Roberts, Chevy Turgeon, Quin Wall, Derek Williams GRADE 10 Sydney Askeland, Madysen Blattner, ShelbyDawn Bowler, Justin Everett, Keishja Fawcett, Kayla Freitas, Wyatt Giesbrecht, Paris James, Caleb Jensen, Mica Kells, Matteo

Koehmstedt, Angela Kulchar, Kylie Lupton, Danielle Marks, Olin Mazereeuw, Ryshel McKee, Dakota Moldowan, Tyra Morin, Darian Niblett, Jordan Ogier, Jessica Olin, Tate Page, Chloe Perry, Andrew Rode, Kaitlyn Verduzco, Gregory Weaver, Riley Wiens, Kris Williams GRADE 11 William Bjerkness, Christopher Byron, David Durham, Brittany Freitas, Tristen Giesbrecht, Emilee Hanson, Derek Harkins, Cassidy Johnson, Zack Kells,

Lane Mazereeuw, Britley McKee, Noah Miles, Jonah Mosher, Brivee Mueller, Allison Murray, Jason Yee GRADE 12 Troy Beattie, Olivia Brophy, Taylor Burg, Sammy Dick, Shayla Frank, Derek Hunsaker, Conor Iannone, McKay Jensen, Emily MacDonald, Hannah Marks, Kaylin Mathes, Meghan McNaughton, Alex Pratt, Sydney Siemens, Brennon Thwaites, Cierra Verduzco, Gilbert Vickers, Desiree Williams

Senior boys basketball The senior boys team had their zone tournament in February where Vanderhoof placed second. Jonathan Mueller and Dakota Clapperton were the first team all stars and Braedon Bray was on the second team all stars. DP Todd took first place, followed by Vanderhoof then Fort Nelson in third and Kelly Road in fourth. Vanderhoof will be the host in 2015 for the North Central AA Zones.


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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you need to be the follower instead of the leader, Aries. It may be difficult to go against your normal grain, but it is for the best. Keep an open mind.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Take a few days to get all of your affairs in order, Sagittarius. Use this time to adjust to some changes that have happened over the last several weeks.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Your confidence may wane sometime this week, Taurus, but some friends will boost your morale to help you get back on your feet. Saturday will be a big day.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Burning the candle at both ends again, Capricorn? This is not the best way to get things done. Take a more steady approach, and give yourself time to recover.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, certain things that have to get done this week are out of your realm of expertise. Do your best to tackle these projects but have a helper on hand just in case.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you can’t put your finger on it, but something positive seems to be on the horizon. The truth will reveal itself in the next few days.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have a lot on your plate, but you don’t know where to start. Make a list of your tasks, and it will help you better tackle one thing at a time until you are all done.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, fight against the current for something you truly believe in. Unexpected events arise on Thursday.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, learn to laugh at yourself as a means to relieving stress. Things can’t always be serious, so ligthen up and take some time to relax. Work with Virgo this week.

MARCH 9 Matthew Gray Gubler, Actor (34)

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Give yourself a much-deserved break, Virgo. You’ve been working nonstop for the last several months, and now is a great time to take a vacation or enjoy a weekend getaway. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You don’t have all of the answers, Libra, so don’t even think about saying you do. Relationship concerns are at the forefront of your mind lately. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it might be hard to bite your tongue, but that’s just what you have to do this week. Wait until you are called on for help before you get involved.


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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 non-profit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to or by fax (567-2070). Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at 155 W. Columbia. Decision of the publisher is final. ***

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PICTURE THIS....Your activity could be featured in “Picture This.” Snap a photo at your groups’ fundraiser. It could be anything from a car wash to cleaning up our streets. It could even include school activities. Basically people making a difference in our community. Send us your photo by e-mail ( or drop it off at the Omineca Express (150 W. Columbia Street). Please provide a brief description accompanied with the photo. This week’s submission....


Speed skater Emily Prestmo speed skating at the B.C. winter games in Mission on Feb. 20-22.


Church Directory For more information or to join Vanderhoof’s Faith Church Directory

Call Pam at 250-567-9258

The Gospel Chapel 448 Connaught Street


11:00 a.m. Worship Service

1393 Highway 16 East (Across from P.J. Collision)

(Affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada)


For more information call


Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Sunday School - 11:00 am

Our Mission Glorifying God by helping all people move closer to Jesus Christ one step at a time.

Watoto Children’s Choir Wed. March 12 @ 7:00pm

Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship

The Church on the Corner “Giving you a Purpose to live for and People to live with” Worship Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Small Groups meeting together regularly: We have a place for you to belong! For more information call

567-9198 263 Vanderview Drive For more information visit our website:

The neChaKo WaSTe reduCTion iniTiaTiVe... invites you to a free film screening of “Trashed”. This multiple award-winning and eyeopening film answers the question: What happens to all of that trash that we throw away? This free film will be shown on Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Vanderhoof Public Library. *** Vanderhoof air CadeTS... - Tues 6:30-9:30 at the Gospel Chapel For more information call: 250-640-0218 or 250-570-7496 *** The neChaKo Valley feSTiVal of The performing arTS...has a new website. 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 is online. The festival will take place from Apr. 12-25, 2014 with the festival concert happening on Apr. 27, 2014. *** VolunTeerS needed for ididalap4CanCer...For more information please contact Carrie Smith. Email: sue.hooper@hubinternational. com Next meeting March 11 7pm @ the Vanderhoof Fire Hall. *** adulT BadminTon...every Thursday at 8pm at NVSS gym. Bring your own racquet. Indoor runners required. For more info call Ann at 250-567-9908. *** STuarT neChaKo manor...looking for volunteers. Help needed with outings, Serving meals, entertainment and visits for the residents. Please contact Marnie at 250 567 6290 for more information. *** VolunTeerS needed....Would you like to become part of a team working together to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors? The Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery Group is looking for volunteers to join their team. Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery’s goal is to encourage stroke survivors to improve their lives through education, exercise, work groups, crafts, outings, etc. No special skills required; training and orientation are provided. Patience and caring understanding a necessity. Volunteers share responsibilities: assisting with activities, exercises, education, crafts, outings, fund raising. Time commitment: 3 hour meeting each Monday morning (excluding stat holidays), from September through mid-June. Please contact Penny (250) 567-3966 vanderhoofstrokerecovery@ *** SeniorS ConneCTed... is looking for Seniors in need of Outreach & Transportation. We are also taking applications for Volunteers wanting to take part in the VSC Program. Vanderhoof Seniors Connected is a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for Seniors/Elders in our community through Companionship and Transportation Assistance. For more information contact DebraAnn Bishop at 250-567-0623 or email at

Students from W.L. Mcleod Elementary took to the streets of Vanderhoof, Wednesday Feb. 26 to show their support for Pink Shirt Day. *** Calling all SeniorS... come and join us for carpet bowling, pool or snooker - Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Friendship Centre. We also have cards or bingo on Wednesday evenings. Music nights are also popular and these are the last Friday night of the month. Come and have some fun! Everybody welcome young or golden agers. Call Oscar for more info: 250567-4582. *** al-anon...Has your life been affected by someone elses drinking? The AlAnon is for you! Meetings held on Mondays at 7pm in Community Room at Omineca Safe Home Society. For more information contact Gail at 567-4318. *** The norThSide Women’S inSTiTuTe...meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Brenda, 250 567-9705. *** V’hoof hoSpiCe SoCieTy... Do you have a few hours a month to give? Are you sensitive to the special needs of those persons at the end stages of life? Want to be part of a great organization that makes a difference in our community, then we are looking for you. The V’hoof Hospice Society is a not-for profit charity looking for new volunteer members. Our Society has a desire to help others. We are sensitive to the special needs of the dying patient and their families. We do not have personal agendas or “missions” to our Hospice work. Our main fundraising come in the form of donations to our Tree of Life. We are looking for new members to continue this great service. For more info contact Debra-Ann at 250-567-0623 or email *** The food BanK... is in serious need of food donations. Specifically the following is needed: “Chunky” soups and stews and canned milk. *** BadminTon aT fleSS gym... Every Thursday at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. come out and have some fun! *** The Vanderhoof CanCer SupporT group...meets the first Friday of every month @ noon at the The Reid. For more info call Karen @ 5674828. *** endaKo hall SoCieTy...meets every THIRD Wednesday of the month in the hall at 7:30pm. *** The yelloWhead drafT horSe an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250-567-8484. *** neChaKo QuilTerS guild... meets

the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 5675254. *** The fraSer QuilTerS guild... meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Fort Fraser Community Hall. Newcomers welcome. *** hoSpiCe Tree of life... is to honour the living as well as to remember and honour those who have passed on. For more info call Debbie @ 250-567-7956. *** The fraSer laKe CanCer SupporT group... meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12 noon in the New Fraser Lake Restaurant. For further information call Judy at 250699-7763. *** Vanderhoof 899 air CadeT SQuadron...Cadets will meet every TUESDAY night – 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the 480 Connaught St. at the Gospel Chapel. Anyone age 12 to 18 interested in the Cadet Program is welcome to attend. Any adult interested in assisting in anyway, please contact the officers at the 480 Connaught St. at the Gospel Chapel Tuesday night. For more information call: Capt. John Callaghan 250-640-0218, Yvonne Melo - 250-6907496 Evenings. *** aa meeTing... Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. United Church Hall. 567-8087 or 5674588 *** fraSer laKe aa meeTingS... Tues & Thurs 8:00 p.m. at St. Wilfred’s Church just across from police station. *** ST. John hoSpiTal auXiliary SoCieTy... meets second Tuesday of the month (with the exception of July & August) at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. For further info contact Edna 567-9759 - New members welcome. *** Vanderhoof liBrary hourS Tuesday 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm & 6:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm *** fraSer laKe liBrary hourS Sunday & Monday Closed Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday & Thursday 3pm - 8pm Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 2pm *** nVSS BoTTle depoT hourS Open Mon, Tues, Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5 p.m.

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Invest your future with one of the world’s largest lumber companies Castlegar Division - IMMEDIATE OPENING

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at Castlegar is nestled in a spectacular natural setting between the magnimcent peaks of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges at the connuence of the mighty Columbia and Kootenay Rivers in British Columbia. Castlegar is hub-central for exploring life’s tickle trunk of outdoor activity in the West Kootenays. Camp, hike, shop, golf, msh, mountain bike, pursue arts and culture, or wildlife watch. Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the maintenance of the mill equipment and the supervision of the maintenance crew, while ensuring a safe working environment. You will be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record on safety. The successful candidate must have recognized TQ/IP certimcation with a minimum 5 years of Mill maintenance experience. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association invites applications for the position of: CREDIT MANAGER Reporting to the Controller, this position is responsible to grant or deny new credit applications and to ensure any new approved accounts are setup and running. Collection of overdue accounts is another key component of this position including sending overdue letters, phone calls to accounts, referring to third party collection agencies and any legal collection activity required. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills. Applicants should be self-reliant and goal orientated. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of e_perience in the credit  collections Äeld. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative oɈers a competitive salary and a comprehensive beneÄt package. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association operates 15 cardlock locations (Terrace to the West, East to Valemount, North to Fort St. James and South to Quesnel), 4 bulk petroleum locations (Vanderhoof, Houston, Prince George and Quesnel) with 16 petroleum delivery units. Quesnel location also operates an Agro/C-Store along with a second C-Store located in Vanderhoof. In Vanderhoof the co-operative owns a 70,000 square foot shopping centre, and operates a food store, mini storage and home centre (new home centre under construction 2013/2014). The successful candidate must be a team player with eɈective communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines. Please forward your resume by Monday, March 17, 2014 to: Human Resources Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Box 560 188 East Stewart Street Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: 250-567-4414 Fax: 250-567-4355 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




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This is an excellent opportunity for a semi-retired person and/ or a “stay at home Mom or Dad” seeking part-time employment. Work early in the morning and afternoon with the midday off. When the kids are out of school, you are too. The starting wage is $24.24 per hour as per the current CUPE Collective Agreement. QUALIFICATIONS: ● Completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate) ● Valid Class II Driver’s License with Air Endorsement ● If you have a Class 5 – we will assist in acquiring your Class 2 ● Exemplary driving record as demonstrated by driver’s abstract ● Clean Criminal Record Check ● Excellent interpersonal skills with students in Grades K to 12 ● Physical capability to perform the job duties Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at or from the School District Administration 2f¿ce in Vanderhoof ± 1 Connaught St. Please email resumes to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.2. %ox 129 Vanderhoof, %C V- A )ax: (2) -49

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EXCAVATING PRAIRIEDALE EXCAVATING Tandem dump truck, 4x4 Backhoe, gravel sales, general hauling, foundations, water & sewer lines and snow removal. FRANK TEICHROEB 3393 Sinkutview Rd, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2 567-2029


Serving Fort St. James and area since 1972 Pam Berger Publisher




ACCOUNTANTS Chartered Accountants


Schneider Services Ltd. 250-567-3010

Plumbing & Heating Rural Water & Sewer Systems Water Treatment & Filtration Systems INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

All jobs BIG or small, give us a call!

KENT HAWLEY Cell: 567-8530 Email:

Box 2033 Vanderhoof



Fax: 996-8451

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Providing a Full Range of Business Services

Accounting Computers ● Financial Planning

HST Income Tax ● Payroll

KPMG Prince George #400 - 177 Victoria Street Prince George, BC, V2L 5R8 250-563-7151



Reaching Every Door

Serving Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake

Pam Berger Publisher 150 W. Columbia St Box 1007, Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0

Tel: 250-567-9258 Fax: 250-567-2070 Email:

Serving Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake

Pam Berger Publisher 150 W. Columbia St Tel: 250-567-9258 Box 1007, Vanderhoof Fax: 250-567-2070 BC V0J 3A0 Email:

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Apt/Condo for Rent

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

1 bedroom furnished or not, No pets, Quiet adult oriented No Drugs, No Loud Noise, No Parties long term rentals available immediately 567-2717

Real Estate A19 A19

Townhouses 3/bdrm townhouses in a family- friendly complex. Close to downtown, schools & park. $695/mth. 250-567-4430

Open Houses OPEN HOUSE MAR 9TH. 16748 85th Surrey, Gorgeous Fleetwood Home. 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,651 sq ft. Lot 6,069 sq ft. 18yrs old. A grand entrance with vaulted ceilings, and massive windows, Kitchen/family room are open concept. Family room shares a double fireplace with the den. Mountain view $649,999. For virtual tour: info@ Phone: 778-928-4524



Vehicle Wanted GOT Old Cars or Parts Laying Around? New, upcoming website to connect sellers and buyers. Want to know more? Email us a list of what you have and we will send you a fact sheet.

Apt/Condo for Rent



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


Silvermill Apartments

in Burns Lake: 14’ red Clipper “Prospector” 52lb solo canoe with white gunnel covers: $700. Call Ted (250) 692-2372

Secure quiet apartments VACANCY



Victoria Manor Large 2 Bdrm from

$725 - $755

Large 1 Bdrm from

$695 - $725

NO SMOKING - NO PETS * Balconies * Landscaped View * Cablevision Available

250-567-4048 or 250-567-9080 BURRARD APARTMENTS. Two bdrm suites. No pets 250-567-9128

Legal Notices Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Vanderhoof) Ltd. is compiling its HIRED EQUIPMENT LIST For the 2014/15 Season Persons or companies with equipment Such as Excavators, Trucks, Backhoes, Loaders, Graders, Rollers or Tractors, which are available for work and wish to be included on the list should contact the Main Office located @ 545 Spruce Street - Vanderhoof 567-3114. Registrations will be accepted up to April 30, 2014. Didier Brard, General Manager Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Vanderhoof) Ltd.

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today! Help Wanted

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FLESS Science Fair

Top left: Third place winners. Madison Louis, Dezra Louis, Landen Gensemeyer, Darius Gensemeyer, Travis Sacrey, Colton Hartman, Joey Shen, Rahjah Singh. Bottom left: Second place winners. Braeah Farrell, Miara F a r re l l , M a c k e n z i e Murray, Alysha Buchi, Cade Arnason, Bryden Fitzgerald, Nyck Stuart, Arianna Chmelyk. Top right: First place winners. Matthias Steiner, Kathleen Steiner, Lexa Sanders, Hailee Allen, Vaughn Semler, Alyssa Koenig. Bottom right: Honourable mentions. Sydne Douglas, Adrianna Hankins, Jessie Stanga. The first and second place winner will be heading to the District science fair in Burns Lake on March 12.



Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Omineca Express


120 athletes from the North West competed at the 2014 BC Winter Games bringing home 7 medals. Thank you to the coaches, officials, volunteers, and families who support these growing champions. See photos, videos and results at


Photos by Trina Evans

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2014 Heavy Duty Trucks at


Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Sullivan Motors



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Vanderhoof Omineca Express, March 12, 2014  

March 12, 2014 edition of the Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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