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Another major northern B.C. project has applied to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate. Starting Friday, the 45-day public comment period begins for the Coastal Gaslink LNG pipeline. The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is hosting open houses on the project, starting March 27 in Chetwynd. TransCanada’s proposed Coastal Gaslink pipeline stretches about 650-km from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada gas liquification facility being put forward by Shell Canada in Kitimat. The proposed route lies more than 50 kilometres south of Smithers. The pipeline would have an initial capacity of two to three billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, with the potential for an expansion of up to five bcf/d. The other open houses are: April 1 in Fraser Lake, April 2 in Burns Lake and April 3 in Kitimat. According to the Ministry of Environment, the communities chosen to host open houses are along the project route. “The location and format of public open houses is determined by the environmental assessment office,” the ministry said in an email response. “Staff take into account factors such as potential project impacts, geographic scale and location of the project and the ability to reach as wide a community as possible, bearing in mind that it is not always possible to hold open houses in every interested community.” The public comment period ends May 5. The Environmental Assessment Office has 180 days to complete the application review, which started March 11. For more information on the Coastal Gaslink application and on how to submit a comment on the proposal, go to www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

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Arena short of funds By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

Fundraising for Smithers’ new arena is down to its final weeks and the Second Sheet of Ice committee is still $140,000 short of their $400,000 goal. Not hitting the target would likely see the arena install one less set of $80,000 bleachers during construction. Fortunately, the designers had the foresight to make the project easily changeable so they can add to the arena later, once it’s been completed. “The whole arena is being designed that way,” Town of Smithers councillor Frank Wray said. “For example, we can add seating on the mezzanine, should we choose to at a later date.”

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At the next advisory board meeting, the committee will find out the exact costs associated with not installing the bleachers and whether or not it would be more expensive to install down the road. Currently the plan allots 394 seats in the arena, but, without the bleacher that number would be about 320, Second Sheet of Ice Committee member Al McCreary said. “At the end of the day, it’s more important for people to have a place to skate than it is for spectators to have a place to sit,” he added. Another option might be to have town council loan the money to the rink until the fundraising goal is met, though that doesn’t sound likely at this point. Of course, this could all be moot if the committee meets its fundraising target.

“We are in our final drive,” McCreary said. “We have some commitments and some people are getting back to us, but it’s going to be awful close.” McCreary says there is still a good chance they will meet the goal. The Second Sheet of Ice Committee don’t have any specific fundraisers planned, but they are making a lot of phone calls. “We are at the point where we have all the contacts and it’s just a matter of talking to people. Everyone is aware of where we are and we know that at the end of the day the building is going to be great,” committee member Erin Rowsell said. The committee has re-sent their updated sponsorship donors and are asking people and businesses in the community to get the word out. See ARENA on A2

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From ARENA on Front There is also the grant option. “We are looking at a couple of grants right now,” Rowsell said. “We received some information from Nathan Cullen and there is

a BC Hydro grant available.” Overall though, the project is on schedule and ready to open in mid-September. “We are pretty happy with where we are at right now,” McCreary said.

“We’ve had a mild winter that we hadn’t counted on and were within about a week of our initial schedule.” The framing for the building arrived last weekend and, once the exterior is complete

in the summer, three separate contractors will come in to finish the concrete flooring, refrigeration and boards. “These are very specialized areas and that’s why we had to hire separate

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A quick-acting Good Samaritan dialling 911 may have saved one of Smithers’ best known historical landmarks from certain destruction. At about 2:30 a.m. on March 9, the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to a call reporting smoke coming from the area around the Old Church. Firefighters entered the building and found a heavy odour of burning, said Fire Chief Keith Stecko. “We were able to determine it was coming from the Old Church and upon further investigation found it was a garbage can with wood shavings in it and some oily rags that had spontaneously combusted,” Stecko said. “It was sort of on the tipping scale for it completely catching on fire. It was just beginning to smoulder and there was a lot of heavy smoke in the building. “If that person hadn’t [called 911] it would have been a very different situation.”

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The Old Church had been closed while the building’s floors were being refinished, said Fergus Tomlin. “It could have been a far more serious situation,” Tomlin said. “It was very, very lucky. “We’re in deep gratitude to the silent member of the public and the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department. We would love to know who it was who called 911 so

we could express our gratitude.” The Old Church suffered no damage. “Someone was passing by and thought something was wrong and they decided to act,” Stecko said. “Quite frankly, they’re credited with saving the building.” The event highlights how much the fire department relies on calls from the public to respond to events in a timely

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emergency or feel there is an emergency pending, please call 911,” Stecko said.

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Smithers adds carriage homes to R-2 Zone By Ryan Jensen Smithers/Interior News

The Town of Smithers amended its Official Community Plan and a zoning bylaw at the regular March 11 council meeting to allow for carriage homes in the R-2 Low Density Residential Zone. A public hearing was held prior to voting on the bylaw amendments. Two community members spoke in favour of the

changes. Resident and Calderwood Realty managing broker Casda Thomas was one of those who spoke in favour of allowing carriage homes. “We want to have more density and its another opportunity to increase our income,” Thomas said. Carriage homes are classified as detached dwellings constructed as an accessory building to a single-family home. They are normally

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around 500 square feet with one or two bedrooms and typically accessible from a home’s rear lane. Under the new guidelines, certain restrictions apply, such as they will only be allowed on lots with single-family homes, not properties with duplexes or auxiliary buildings. “The concept has been very well received by the community,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “I’m not sure how much uptake there will be. We’ve had a couple of

affordable housing, I think we’re somewhat kidding ourselves,” said councillor Charlie Northrup. “If these 500-square-foot-plus carriage homes are built properly, you’re looking at $100,000-plus, your costs, taxes, maintenance, etc. These homes could easily be going for $1,000/month.” For more on the guidelines surrounding the construction of carriage homes in Smithers, go to the town office on Aldous St. or call 250-847-1600.

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Town comes to terms with CUPE Last week, the Town of Smithers and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1570 ratified a four-year collective agreement. The agreement includes wage increase of 1.75 per cent in the first two years and two per cent in the final two. CUPE Local 1570 president Elma Hamming called the compromise “fair and reasonable.” About 65 Town of Smithers employees are CUPE members. Their roles range from indoor, administrative jobs to outdoor utilities employees and airport maintenance staff. “We appreciate the work CUPE members undertake everyday to deliver high quality services and maintain a community of which we are all proud,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. The last agreement between the two sides was three years so this extended deal is very positive for the town, said director of corporate services Susan Bassett. “A four-year deal is better for us,” Bassett said. “It gives us a degree of certainty over a longer period of time. Now we can project our costs into that fourth year.” Homeless camp being relocated Complaints from residents have led the town to look at relocating a prominent homeless camp located in a stand of tress just off Highway 16. “Camps like that aren’t really sanctioned by the town however we realize that people who don’t have any options are going to sleep outside,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. This winter, residents of the camp have complained of their belongings being stolen and as recently as Feb. 10, the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department was called to the camp to extinguish a blaze which had gotten out of control. The RCMP determined the incident not to be criminal in nature. The existence of the camp underscores the need for additional affordable, supportive longterm housing options in Smithers, Bachrach said. “Ultimately, the long-term solution is housing,” he said. “We continue to support groups who are working on these initiatives.”

enquiries already. “This is a long-term move. It’s gives people flexibility, it provides another option for people, both for renters and for property owners in the community.” At a council meeting earlier this year, it was stressed allowing carriage homes would not add to the affordable housing stock, only bring another type of rental housing to Smithers. “If we think we’re creating

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Between your teeth you blew the sound As the train began to slow A mighty hiss between your lips As the engine stopped its roll It’s not the whole that was your life It’s just a song ,that’s true But it is the sound I love the best That reminds me most of you There will never be another Verne The legend will live on You will always be remembered , dad Through that very special song Always missing you,

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time we have ever done something like this,” Landry said. The mother and her cubs were sedated, transported to Smithers and given a physical before being moved into sealed hibernation habitat, where they will remain for one or two more months. “We just want to thank the conservation officers as well,” Landry said. “Most of the time this wouldn’t be an option, so it’s wonderful they worked so hard to save this family.” Now, Northern Lights must raise $4,000 to upgrade

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mithers’ Second Sheet of Ice Committee members, town councillors and project leaders gathered on Monday to celebrate the beginning of the construction of the town’s second arena. It’s a pretty big deal. It was something that many people in the community thought would never happen. Some, like Al McCreary and Town of Smithers councillor Norm Adomeit, have been around since the very beginning. They’ve been trying to make the second sheet happen for more than 20 years. The $4.7-million project is not being built to replace the existing arena. Its purpose is to complement the current rink and provide a venue for more people to be exposed to sports. Over the last nine months or so since Dan Hamhuis and his family officially kicked off the fundraising campaign, countless individuals, service organizations and Bulkley Valley businesses have stepped forward with donations. As of Monday, the official fundraising total sits at $278,645. Impressive, but still about $120,000 shy of the goal. With the building starting to go up this week, tough decisions are going to have to be made very soon. One aspect of the construction, bleachers for spectators, is currently on the chopping block if enough money isn’t raised by April 30. So many people in this community have spent so much time on this project, it would be a real shame if these dedicated volunteers fell just short of reaching their goal. Last week, the fundraising initiative received a few donations — two anonymous gifts of $5,000 and $10,000 and a $25 pledge from Steven Watson. I think everyone in the community, whether an ice user or not, will reap the benefits of the construction of Smithers’ new arena. The economic and health benefits this projects will bring are two of the most obvious advantages. Please, if you can, give generously to the second sheet of ice project. Every little bit helps. Ryan Jensen, The Interior News

Green machine gathering in B.C. C anada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. From what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.-directed environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the sign-waving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke

in the 1970s. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S. The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina

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Act. Professional protesters are mainly just taking credit for the 2012 buy-back of Shell’s coalbed gas licences around the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Tahltan Central Council declared that territory theirs in 1910, and having pros roll in with slogans and graphics wasn’t exactly crucial to the outcome. Their greatest marketing success so far is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan entitled “Tar Sands Campaign Strategy

2.1” that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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L ETTERS What are we teaching our kids? Editor: This morning I was at a local convenience store and went inside to prepay for my gas. As I was waiting to get to the till my eyes wandered to the magazines that were displayed just under the counter. I noticed a particular issue of Sports Illustrated that showed three very beautiful thin women on the cover. All were facing backwards and wearing very tiny bikinis. Their perfect air brushed rear ends were proudly displayed for all to see. Then I realized that this magazine as well as a few others that showed half naked women in provocative poses, were at a child’s height. This is what our children are exposed to. This is why our beautiful little girls are growing up to hate their bodies. Now I’m not naive to the fact that television exposes kids to the same thing, but we can change the channel. There’s also a difference between being exposed to it and having it blatantly shoved in their faces. The big magazine companies pay big money to have their issues displayed in certain areas of stores, but shouldn’t the store have a say on what content is appropriate? There is another area of the store that has other magazines. Typically these areas are used to sell candy as this is the perfect height for kids to see brightly covered sweets as their parent pays for their purchases. What are the magazines trying to sell our children? An outrageous view of what a woman should look like even if its unrealistic? As a feminist, this angered me greatly but as a mother of a 14-year-old girl, I was very saddened that even if I teach her

disadvantages totally outweigh the advantages, and I certainly hope that it does not happen. I for one, do not support it, and I hope that the other residents of Ebenezer and Kidd flats fill out the little survey, and let their opinions be made known. Lorraine Hartley

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ICING ON THE CAKE The foundation for the second sheet of ice is on its way up. The rink is scheduled for completion in mid-September, 2014. Nolan Kelly photo

to love herself unconditionally, chances are, places like convenience stores will counteract all I’ve taught her.

vacation. Yes there are some new people who have recently moved to this subdivision, but most Heather York of us have been here Letters to the editor policy for 20 years Bridge not a Letters are welcomed up to a maximum of 250 words. Letters are subject to editing for or more. It clarity, brevity and legality. All letters must include the writer’s name, daytime telephone benefit is the newer number and hometown for verification purposes. Anonymous, or pen names will not be permitted. Not all submissions will be published. Letters may be e-mailed to: editor@ Editor: residents that interior-news.com. I was glad to see seem to be the small survey in agreement in The Interior with the News recently regarding some tourists.  However any swallows making bridge being put in. Yes, the proposed suspension I had to laugh at nests in the mud banks.  they could walk to town, bridge across the Bulkley their comparison to Beside, the mud banks maybe, but would they? River at the old bridge Capilano Canyon in are always falling into the Yes, there would be access site. I live in Ebenezer North Vancouver.  river. to bike trails etc. in town, Flats and no one over Capilano Canyon is Most of the but really, if we want here, or on Kidd Road, beautiful!  There are neighbours that I have to use bike and walking has been consulted, on trees, and cliffs, and talked to are against trails in town it is only whether or not they want waterfalls everywhere, the whole idea. Over about eight km extra to the bridge. I guess the and it is high and fun to here, we know all of our go. Also we may have to survey was meant to get look down into the river.  neighbours, everyone we put up with an influx of our ideas on the subject. What is there to see here see walking on the streets strangers walking around If the bridge was a go, if they put a suspension are familiar to us.  It is a our neighborhood it would severely impact bridge across at the safe community, and we looking at our homes, our neighbourhood, old bridge site. Bulkley look after each other’s etc.  Looky Loos, I opening it up to town River and mud banks!  homes and pets when believe they are called.  people, as well as Ha! There isn’t even someone wants to go on No thanks!  I think the

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Editor: An open letter to Mr. Rod Taylor, I would like to apologize for my wife, Missy Moose. She is most sorry for lashing out at a superior being, a human. She does not know what came over her. Maybe it was one of those moments of “wildness” she is noted for. She sincerely regrets her actions and was a little startled to find a human that close. It may be the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome she has been suffering from. Our first child was tragically killed by an encounter with a railway train, our second was hit by a logging truck, our third was shot by a hunter and our fourth unfortunately succumbed to a tick infestation. She has just not been the same and tends to over-react to stress. We do enjoy seeing humans and the exotic flowers, trees and shrubs you plant in town that tend to attract us to your buffet. The wild food is just not as easy to find in the winter and we have to put up with those pesky wolves out of town. We have talked about this and we pray that the benevolent God that loves all creatures forgives Missy for her transgression. Herman W. Moose (Wally Bergen) Smithers Telkwa PS: Thanks to the Conservation Officers for being so understanding and forgiving.

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The weather in the Bulkley Valley may be trending towards spring, but on Hudson Bay Mountain winter is in full swing. Up at the Nordic Centre, the Cross Country club got the weekend started with the annual Wetzin’Kwa Loppet. One-hundred-andthirty-four competitors from all around the northwest battled inclement weather conditions to take part. “The snow was a bit of a mixed blessing,” Smithers Cross Country Club’s Ken Eng said. “For the classic skiers they had to constantly change their waxes, but it was good to have a bit of snow, because it was hard out there.” The rabbits and bunnies got the races started with one and three kilometre races, while adults competed in classic or skate styles at 17 and 34 kilometre race lengths. In spite of the weather, almost everyone managed to finish. Podium finishers were awarded prizes and the group gathered afterwards for prize draws and lunch. That’s a wrap for the younger kids in the club this season, but there will be a marathon at the Nordic Centre later this month, hosted by McBike and Sport “Overall, it was a good season,” Eng

It was a busy weekend on Hudson Bay Mountain, with three big events.

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said. “The weather was challenging, but we managed to get all our events off. Participation was generally good, we had a great turnout at the Wetzkin’Kwa Loppet, and we are looking forward to next year.” RESULTS 1 km Bunny 1) Claire Chandler 3 km Rabbit 1) Birch Page 6 km female free 1) Bridgit Borek 6 km female classic 1) Jenna Chandler 6 km male free 1) Elliott Tone 6 km male classic 1) Scott Doering

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17 km female free 1) Jessica Vetsch 17 km female classic 1) Theresa White 17 km male free 1) Boris Egil 17 km male classic: 1) Yohannes Vanderberg 34 km female free: 1) Irene Ronalds 34 km female classic: 1) Zoe Hallman 34 km male free: 1) Greg Tone 34 m male classic: 1) Peter Kruase A little further up the hill, the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club held the final leg of the Shamrock Cup

on Saturday afternoon. This time it was the ski cross that tested the mettle of 65 riders, bent on topping their personal bests and hitting the podium. The weather also provided a challenge for organizers, but they managed to get the races off, albeit in a slightly different format than originally planned. “There were some tough conditions, but we were able to get our time trials off in the afternoon,” head coach Jan Wengelin said. From one run to the next, Wengelin noticed a huge improvement.

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snowboarders will head to Taber Mountain to take another crack at the Canada Winter Games ski cross track, before gearing up for the Schuss Boomer, which takes place on Hudson Bay Mountain March 29. RESULTS U10 (5-9) boys Skiers 1) Leo Boyle U10 (5-9) Girls Skiers: Little Riders (5-9) Mixed: 1) Tosh krauskopf U12 (10-11) Boys Skiers: 1) Darcy Fraser U12 Girls Skiers: 1) Hannah Buchanan U14-18 Mixed Skiers:

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“During the first time trials, a lot of our younger racers weren’t making it over the first hill and had to be pushed over by their parents. But the second time, they just pointed it downhill and every single one of them made it. It’s amazing how fast they learn.” Final results from the Shamrock Cup will include the dual grand slalom and the slalom, which were held earlier in the year. The winners will be announced at the Ski and Snowboard Club’s AGM in May. Up next, 2530 skiers and

1) Jason Oliemans R2-4 Riders(10-17) Mixed Category boarders: 1) Elise Dube On Sunday, Rayz Boardshop hosted the third annual Trix in the Stix freestyle event at the terrain park. “It was the smoothest event we’ve ever had,” organizer Jason Krauskopf said. Eighty competitors from all age groups turned out to the event, including a record 20 girls and women. Trix in the Stix is an informal competition. Skiers and Snowboarders in each age group had an hour apiece to show off their best tricks. “We wanted to keep it casual, no pressure and make sure it’s fun.” After the main event, they did a besttrick competition on the Brant Holenstein Memorial Rail. Krauskopf singled out Jan Wengelin and Hudson Bay Mountain for all their help. “We couldn’t ask for anyone better than Jan. We are really lucky to have him in this community. “And the staff and Hudson Bay Mountain did an excellent job of grooming.” Proceeds from the event went to the Boarding for Brandt charity, which helps kids or families access sport. The event raised $800. For full results, check back next week or go to www.interiornews.com.

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Steelheads drubbed by Stamps, go winless at Coy Cup By Nolan Kelly Smithers/Interior News

The perfect season wasn’t meant to be. After winning the CIHL championship last week over the Stampeders, the Steelheads travelled back to Williams Lake to take on a few of their league rivals and Fort Nelson in the Coy Cup. Perhaps the Steelheads were suffering a championship hangover, but they looked like a shadow of their former selves. “It was definitely not what we were expecting,” captain Darryl Young said. “We were bad defensively and we couldn’t score.” Their first game of the tournament, against the Terrace River Kings, was their best. It was a tightchecking, physical

game. Terrace led 2-1 in the third period, until, with just under five minutes left, the Steelheads tied it at two. They had a chance to win it with the seconds ticking down, but hit the crossbar. Overtime settled nothing . “We battled hard and had a chance to win it, but fell short. It was a good game and I think a tie was probably good for both teams,” head coach Tom DeVries said. Up next, a rematch of the CIHL final against Williams Lake. The Stampeders went up early and often, spotting themselves a 4-0 lead before the Steelheads knew what hit them. It looked like the Steelheads might make a game of it in the second period, but Stampeders’ goaltender Justin

The Steelheads could only manage a single point at the Coy Cup last week in Williams Lake.

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Foote was unbeatable. They added three more goals in garbage time for the 7-0 win. “The game was actually a lot closer than the score indicated,” DeVries said. “It could have gone either way for awhile, but we let it

get away from us. “We took this one on the chin,” DeVries said. “But everyone was good about it. So be it.” In spite of the loss, and only having one point through their first two games, the Steelheads had a

chance to move on to the semifinal with a tie or a win against the Fort Nelson Yetis on Friday night. Again, they couldn’t find the back of the net. Fort Nelson scored two quick goals and coasted to a 4-0 win. “It was another

close game,” DeVries said. “We had chances like crazy, we just couldn’t score.” They only managed two goals in three games, after getting shut out by Williams Lake and Fort Nelson. “I think it was a bit of bad luck and, maybe the guys were satisfied with winning the league,” DeVries said. “That was a big thing for us.” In the Coy Cup final, the Stampeders took it to the River Kings, 6-2, behind Nathan Zurak’s hattrick. The game drew more than 1,000 fans. “It was a really well run tournament,” DeVries said. “They had some huge crowds. It was a great atmosphere.” That’s it for the Steelheads’ season. They’ll host a banquet and awards night at some point in the coming weeks,

but no date has been set. Of note: Steelheads forward Kirk Meaver suffered a head injury during the Steelheads’ loss to Williams Lake. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he had surgery to remove pressure on his brain. Meaver is recovering well, though he is expected to stay in Kamloops hospital for the next month. Of note: Rumours abound that the CIHL may have trouble getting enough teams to form a league next year. Houston, Lac La Hache and Williams Lake are considering pulling out, which would force Quesnel out because of their location. Nothing has been made official yet, and won’t be until earlyto-mid summer.


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The BVCS boys returned from provincials in Langley with a win over Fernie and a tenth place finish in the province. The Royals got the tournament started with a matchup against Victoria’s sixth ranked Glenlyon Norfolk. Though they eventually lost by 20, the game was tightly contested. “We stayed in it for most of the game, but in the end they pulled away from us,” head coach Chris Steenhof said. “The score didn’t tell the whole story though, it was closer than that.” The team from Victoria boasted a 6’9” centre that gave the Royals’ dribble penetration game fits all afternoon. In the unforgiving provincial tournament, the single loss meant the Royals were relegated to the B-side of the pool to play for positioning between ninth and 16th. Their second game against Fernie was by far their most dominating performance of the tournament. The Royals went up 36-4 in the opening half, and rode their bench the rest of the way. It finished up 7252 for BVCS. The win set up a game against tenth ranked Maple Ridge, who probably should have been ranked much higher, given their standing as the third best team in the elite Fraser Valley zone. But BVCS held their own. The game was evenly played, and the Royals had a chance to win it on their last possession. Maple Ridge pulled away in overtime to take the game 76-71. “That was probably our best game of the

tournament. It was a back and forth game, we were up, then they were up, but we just ran out of gas at the end.” In their final game of the tournament, they played another tight one, against Northside Christian from Vanderhoof. Again, it came down to the final seconds, but the Royals fell short. The Royals finished not too far off from where they expected, but more importantly, the experience was invaluable. “The boys got to see a totally different level of basketball down there. “They had halftime shows and video intros and there were AA and AAA girl’s games going on at the same time. “It’s a different experience that kids from the north don’t get to see very often.” Making it to provincials was the real victory. “Overall the season was just excellent,” Steenhof said. “Our boys really progressed and improved, both as individuals and as a team.” The Royals are primed to improve their standing next year, with all but two of their players returning in 2014-15. “We are already looking forward to next season,” Steenhof said. “This year, the experience was tremendous.” Point guard Aaron Steenhof finished the tournament as the eighth leading scorer, while sharp-shooter Caleb Groot led the way from beyond the arc, as the tournament’s second leading three-point shooter. Smithers will also host a spring basketball camp next month, for more information, contact the Town of Smithers or Smithers Secondary school.

The BVCS Royals finished tenth in the single-A provincial basketball rankings after beating Fernie. File photos

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Cracking Canada’s small car conundrum likely to adopt the same numeric GENEVA, Switzerland - Small moniker. The concept vehicle has cars are huge here in Europe, if an all-new 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D not in size certainly in numbers. diesel engine. Everywhere you turn, it seems Citroen no longer sells in North there is either a Ford Fiesta America though periodically or an Opel Astra (the General we hear rumours of a return by Motors subsidiary) about to the French manufacturer and its cross your path. If it is not those home rivals, Peugeot and Reexamples, there are any number nault. Their lines are so different of other similar sized economy While there is a to the often indistinguishable cars from the likes of Citroen, greater acceptance of small cars we get. Some of the VW, and Peugeot buzzing by. Micro cars such as the tiny smaller vehicles in our French creations are positively and I found myself gawSmart, with which we are facities, people outside funky ping at such an example in the miliar, and even smaller vehicles urban areas have new Citroen C4 Cactus. It’s zip into roadside parking spots where previously only a motormore ground to cover designed to challenge the likes of the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. cycle would park. and so are tempted It uses lightweight materials exMy two-prong mission at the by larger vehicles. tensively, including an aluminum Geneva Motor Show was to hood, which means it sips gas. view small cars we might see Keith Morgan The rubberized pads along the sometime soon and others we side would be perfect for people never will see but wish we who regularly have close encounters with could! Then ponder whether small cars will garage doorframes! ever catch on here in the way they have in General Motors looks to penetrate the difficult Europe. younger buyer marked with its Opel/VauxThere was something familiar about the first hall Adam. It’s dressed up in interesting car I encountered in the giant Palexpo show colours but it’s what is under the hood that buildings. Ah yes, a European version of the makes it really interesting. It has a variety trusty Honda Civic – Canada’s hottest seller of bigger engines as options but its smallest in that market segment. I am sure Honda engine is a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder gas Canada would sell more if they resembled the engine, mated to a six-speed manual transvery hot Type R concept, which is destined to mission, with the pulling power of 1.6-litre be a racer. Yes, the new North American Civic power plant. Fuel consumption is expected is sportier than the last generation but the to be a miserly 4.5 L/100 km (combined city Euro versions always seem that bit sharper in highway). It may show up here in some form design. but right now GM has more than its fair share Next up was the Mazda Hazumi hatchback, of small cars. expected successor to the current Mazda2 and

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So far, I’ve looked at econo cars at the lower end of the market. No point in me offering price details because all Euro cars are substantially more expensive than the same examples sold here in Canada. Finally, I cast a close eye over the Audi S1, which is a hot sportback version of the popular A1. It comes with a 228hp 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engine capable of hitting 100 km/h in less than six seconds. I will reveal it will sell for more than $40,000 in the UK. It’s fast, it’s a premium offering and I’ll eat my hat if it shows up here. All of the above have great fuel economy going for them and most are competitively priced. The common keys to their success likely come down to two key factors. Impressive fuel consumption numbers matter because fuel in Europe is substantially more expensive than here. And Europe is crawling with folks going about their daily duties on often far less land and road space. While there is a greater acceptance of smaller vehicles in our cities, people outside urban areas have more ground to cover and so are tempted by larger vehicles, especially as a first family vehicle. And the truth is that the advances in fuel saving technology means there’s not a massive difference between the econo-cars and small family sedans. And perhaps a bigger factor is for “an extra $20 a month, madam, you could have the roominess and utility of this car.” A line heard in most dealerships, most days. And the sales people are not wrong. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

Confessions of a Curber... Meet Walt. He lives with his wife and two teenagers in a quiet neighbourhood. He does his part as a member of the community. Walt goes to work every morning, provides for his family and chats with his neighbours. Walt has a secret. He doesn’t rob banks. He’s no Walter White from “Breaking Bad.” But, his love for quick cash and high profits drive him to a sideline that makes us all a little less safe and costs some their savings. Walt is a curber. The Vehicle Sales Authority of BC, CarProof Vehicle History Reports and ICBC are combining forces to help keep car buyers safe. Follow our series on Walt the Curber to learn how much you risk when you buy a used vehicle without proof of its history or condition. The price of buying a car from a curber can turn out to be much higher if you have nowhere to turn. Learn what you can do to protect yourself. Buying used? We’re looking out for you. Find out how at WatchoutforWalt.com

Question of the week: Does fuel consumption play a major role in your car purchase decision? If not, what does? Please explain why you have made that decision. Go to drivewayBC.ca to submit your answer.

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Drives-U-Crazy Hanging a left on a red

Teaching people the unusual rules of the road would make driving a little less frustrating in busy centres. For instance, everybody knows that it is legal to make a right turn on a red light. However, it seems few people realize it is fine to hang a left on red from a two-way street into a one-way street. If there are no vehicles approaching from your right on the green it’s perfectly safe and efficient and reduces lengthy backups.

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Confessions of a Curber I was itching to sell another car. I‘d spent my first cash quickly. The new TV looked great in my living room. So I scrounged the dealer lots in my neighbourhood. I found the perfect car at a small dealership not far from my house. Gray with four doors. Everything was still intact, but it was priced low. The dealer gave me the car’s history right away. It had been in three accidents over its lifetime. Nothing too major, but damage was done and repaired. I couldn’t spot the repairs. So, I happily bought it and registered it. I didn’t want my wife and kids to know what I was up to, so I parked it around the block. I knew it would be gone in a few days. This time, I used Kijiji and Craigslist. “Car for sale. Served me well, but wife wants a new car. Accident and damage free. Looking to sell fast, low price. Cash only. Call cell for info.” I got a text message from a woman across town. I told her I’d meet her at a nearby gas station and would throw in a free tank of gas. She was thrilled. When I met her, she told me that she needed a cheap, dependable vehicle to get to her new job. She’dd been taking the bus for weeks and was tired of her commute. To my annoyance, she wanted to check the vehicle thoroughly. So I distracted her. I told her I was sad to let “my baby” go, but I

wanted to keep my wife happy. She nodded sympathetically. As she handed me the money, she asked if the vehicle was in any accidents. Now, I’m not a good liar. So I simply said, No. It’s her fault for not asking for a CarProof or ICBC vehicle history report. That seemed to do it. She was pleased and drove away with a smile on her face. As for me, I went home with a fat wallet. A few days later, I got a text: “Got CarProof report. Three accidents?!?!? Need money back now!!!” I panicked. But not for long. I was getting good at this. I just got a new cell number. She didn’t know my name – that old fake ID worked great. And she had no idea where I lived. Finding me would wear her out. I was in the clear. But will I be so lucky next time? *Curber – An individual posing as a private seller, but selling vehicles for profit as a business. A curber often misrepresents the history and condition of a vehicle. Curbers offer none of the protections the law provides for purchases from a Vehicle Sales Authority licensed dealer. aler.

“Now, I’m not a good liar. It’s her fault for not asking for a CarProof or ICBCC vehicle history report.”

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The Pebble Beach auctions are generally not the place for bargain hunters. It’s nothing unusual for $300 million in automotive merchandise to change hands with some lots bringing more than $10 million and a staggering 100-plus cars capable of cracking the $1 million mark. Just 20 or 30 years ago, many of these cars were attainable to people of ordinary means. So what’s an ordinary mortal whose been priced out of the Ferrari and Cobra market to do? Look at some alternatives that provide 90 percent of the bang for 5 percent of the buck. Here are some of our favorites: 1963 Shelby Cobra/1992 Dodge Viper: Everybody loves a Cobra. Carroll Shelby’s idea of stuffing an American V-8 in a lightweight British sports car was an instant hit. The trouble is, if you didn’t buy one in the early 1980s when they were about $30,000, your chances of acquiring one are pretty slim for much less than a million. So, instead of a Cobra replica you’ll always have to make excuses for, why not buy its spiritual successor, the Dodge Viper? Early examples of this V-10 powered, raw and uncompromising, car About 10 grand can still be had for less than what Cobras buys a Triumph were selling for 30 years ago. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 N.A.R.T. Spider/In- GT6 that many will termeccanica Italia: One example recently mistake for a Jag. sold for around $17 million. But unknown to most people, it has an American-pow- Rob Sass ered near doppelganger that costs a fraction of the price. Back in the 1960s, Canadian Frank Reis-

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1965 Jaguar XKE coupe/1973 Triumph GT6: The Jaguar XKE is generally accepted as one of the prettiest cars of all time. And its great looks don’t come cheap. The first and most desirable series of the beloved XKE or E-Type now regularly brings more than $100,000.  But few people know that fellow British sports car company Triumph made a three-quarter scale near replica of the E-Type, the Triumph GT6 that was also powered by a smooth and throaty straight six (albeit one that was half the size).  About 10 grand buys a Triumph GT6 that many will mistake for a Jag. Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at hagerty.ca and you can email: rsass@hagerty.com


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With the Vancouver International Auto Show just around the corner, I thought I would share my list of exciting new SUVs that are available. Tough to nail down just one but I am sure one of these would spark some interest.

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Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by March 31, 2014. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. ‡‡‡‡Semi-monthly lease offer available through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on most 48 and 60 month leases (including Stretch leases) of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. First semi-monthly payment due at lease inception and next monthly payment due approximately 15 days later and semi-monthly thereafter throughout the term. Toyota Financial Services will waive the final payment. Semi-monthly lease offer can be combined with most other offers excluding the First Payment Free and Encore offers. First Payment Free offer is valid for eligible TFS Lease Renewal customers only. 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Smithers Golf & Country Club Annual General Meeting of Smithers Golf & Country Club will be held March Mon. 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smithers Golf Club. All members please attend.

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The Smithers High School curling team of Adam Hartnett, Malcolm Turney, Glyn Doyle, Mathew Steventon and Sean Turney are bronze medalists after they finished with a 5-2 record at provincials in Parksville. “I’m really proud of the way the team played,” head coach Laurence Turney said. “They curled really well, worked hard and

just played really good games.” Their only losses during the round robin came by single points, to first place Vancouver Centennial and second place Tweedsmuir. A few bounces the other, way, and the boys from Smithers might have been at the top of the podium. “They played consistently, strategically and they shot well. They could have easily won the whole thing.” After the round

robin they were tied for second at 5-2 with Tweedsmuir. The teams played off in a one-game decider to determine the second and third place finishers. Things were looking good for Smithers, but in the eighth end, the Tweedsmuir skip made a spectacular split, with two in the house to score three. Smithers eventually lost by one. Though they may have lost out on second, there is a

silver lining: the team will only lose one player off next year’s squad. Turney had good things to say about the tournament and hosts, Parksville. “The tournament was really well run, and the ice was great, it was very consistent all week long.” The season isn’t quite over for the Smithers boys. They’ll play their final tournament of the year at the end-ofseason mixed bonspiel this weekend.

Smithers Shogun Dojo returns from California nationals Eight Smithers Shogun Dojo fighters went to compete in the annual U.S. Nationals CompeteKarate Tournament held in Ontario, California Feb 21 – 23. Competitors between the ages from seven to 17 fought in multiple divisions and almost all brought home trophies. Although the competitors performed well and were recognized for their skill and technique, head coach Marwan Abu

Khadra repeats the Smithers’ Shogun Dojo mantra: “Tournaments are not about medals or winning but to have fun and to gain experience. “If rewarded with a medal or trophy, that’s a bonus.” Paige Lawson was up first with her Kata and placed fourth and fifth. Kyra Abu Khadra placed third in Kata. Tristan Hunt competed in point fighting and placed 3rd. Thomas Glanz came in fifth for

point fighting out of 23 competitors. Benjamin Glanz showed fantastic fighting skills in the eight- and nine-yearold boys division. Up against 17 other competitors he placed an impressive 3rd with his great timing and fantastic technique. Riley Tchida placed 1rd and second in point fighting. Karim Abu Khadra placed third in two different divisions for point fighting. Tareq Abu Khadra placed first

and second in point fighting. The Shogun team is now preparing for several upcoming tournaments which include Tiger Balm Internationals in Vancouver, Provincials in Williams Lake, Nationals in Ottawa, National Black Belt league and the North American Sport Karate Association World Championship in Las Vegas, NV and WKC World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. -Contributed

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Smithers Minor Hockey product Lauren Smaha-Muir’s team the Prince George Midget Cougars start playoffs this week.

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Lauren Smaha-Muir helped her Northland Dodge Cougars Midget AAA team to their best record ever this season. The team finished second overall in the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA league to the Fraser Valley Phantom, one of the best teams in Western Canada, with a record of 16 wins, six losses and eights ties. The top two teams in the league received byes through the first round of playoffs. This week, the Cougars jump into the second round, with a best-of-three series against the ThompsonOkanagan Rockets, starting March 21, who defeated Vancouver Island last weekend to move on to the next round. “We need to stick with our forechecking system, control our own zone and get shots to the net,” said Cougars’ coach Mario Desjardins. “If we drive to the net and play as a team, we’re going to have some success.” This is Desjardins’

first year behind the bench for the team. He previously coached high-level girls’ hockey in Terrace where he spent more than half a dozen years building the program there. Smaha-Muir played for him during the 20122013 hockey season. Last year, she followed Desjardins to Prince George to play for him on the Cougars. She billets with a family there and attends Prince George Secondary School, where most of her teammates also go. “I love it here,” Smaha-Muir said. “It’s kind of hard being away from home sometimes but the hockey is good, school’s good.” The team’s dominance is even more incredible because the Cougars have never won more than six games during the regular season in the past. “I think the turnaround is attributed to a lot of commitment from the players and buying into the coaching systems put into place by myself and assistant coach Stew Malgunas,”

Desjardins said. “We’re fortunate to have a group of girls that are quite talented. Every single player on that team, except two, have won a championship. You get rewarded when you apply yourself.” Desjardins said Smaha-Muir’s contribution to the team this year has been more than just numbers on a scoresheet. As one of the youngest teams in the league, SmahaMuir has taken on a mentoring role with other Cougars. “She’s contributed in a very positive way and has been a role model to the younger players, coming in as one of the older players,” Desjardins said, adding she has filled both defensive and offensive roles this season. “Lauren has worked really hard and when you see her skill level now, you can tell she’s been playing hockey at a high level. She hasn’t gotten a lot of points but at the end of the day, her contribution is based on work ethic and making a difference every shift. “She’s a utility player.”

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Moss presented with achievement award Pat Moss was honoured with the Irving Fox Award for lifetime achievement at the Bulkley Valley Research Centre’s annual general meeting March 10. Moss has worked on regional environmental and cultural sustainability issues since moving to the Bulkley Valley in the 1970s. “If you dig around any of the major environmental campaigns affecting northwest B.C. over the past 40 years, you are bound to find evidence of Pat Moss, hard at work on the frontlines, seated at the table, or working quietly behind the scenes,” Moss’ nomination letter

reads. “This nomination recognizes a lifetime of achievement, rather than a single major project or accomplishment, although there have been many.” From 1978 to 1994, Moss was a librarian, working on environmental, social justice and political issues in her spare time. She has been involved with the Telkwa Foundation, Smithers Human Rights Society, Save the Bulkley, B.C. Environmental Network, Canadian Environmental Network, Sierra Club of B.C., B.C. NDP environment committee and West Coast Environmental

Pat Moss was honoured with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre’s Irving Fox Award for lifetime achievement at their AGM March 10.

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Law. Today, Moss is founder and executive director for the

Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research, which engages in education,

research and advocacy around ecological and social sustainability issues.

Although the BVRC does not participate in advocacy, it supports NWI’s role in advocating for science-based decision-making. “In this manner, fact-based advocacy for a sustainable environment and a just society emerge organically and logically, showing us a better way to benefit from the natural and cultural riches of this region,” the nomination letter says. “Her longtime friends Irving (now deceased) and Rosemary Fox would no doubt agree.” The more-than 50 AGM attendees heard how the BVRC’s role in providing objective, scientific research is

becoming increasingly important with the expanding interest in natural resource exploration in northern B.C. “The centre’ has had a successful financial year and we look forward to it continuing,” treasurer Brian Edmison said. The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is a Smithers-based notfor-profit that aims to improve knowledge of natural resource sustainability by facilitating credible research projects across British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.bvcentre.ca or contact the centre at (250) 847-2827. -Contributed

Postcard contest showcases Olympic-sized ideas In last week’s The Interior News, we featured an article about the Smithers Public Library’s children’s postcard story contest. This week, the top three winners are below. FIRST PRIZE The Fabulous 5, Jeremy Saimoto Lights flashing, crowd cheering, ranked among the top, standing on the edge of the ice, nerves shaking my knees. My first step into the rink—gliding smoothly over the crisp, fresh ice as though living a far off dream. I line up with my 5 teammates, standing ready in the left defense position, preparing for the moment the whistle blows to start the game. Time stops as we see the puck fall to

the ground, as if it was a feather slowly falling in a light wind. As it hits the ground, sticks connect with a sound-shattering clash. The game has begun. Skating, passing, hitting, and shooting to no avail, our adrenaline flows freely through our veins as we try to score the opening goal. With mere minutes left in the game, all of our players are drained and tired. Then it happens. The goal to change all others. A pass to number 5 that seems to have a mind of its own. It weaves through sticks and skates and then the shot. He fans on the shot and it barely trickles in. The crowd goes wild. We all jump on him in celebration, screaming

with joy and excitement. The buzzer sounds the end and we jump off the bench in excitement, skating to our goalie. The game ends with a conclusion of 5-1. We lost… but in our hearts, we won. This is house hockey! SECOND PRIZE: Postcard Story, Robyn Doll Her body hurts, everything pops and cracks. Thick bags are under her eyes. At two years old, Alice was put in gymnastics. From then on, she’s never left the gym. She works hard each day and night—no social life, no friends, no fun. Gymnastics is her only reality. Her mom commits every waking hour to her needs, feeding her the healthiest organic foods

and never letting her out of sight. Alice’s dad works harder than he should to pay for her enrolment at RRY gymnastics center. Her parents’ expectations are far too high. She’s scared—scared of failure, scared to make a mistake. So much anxiety is building up; so much pressure has been put on her back. Some days she just wants to sleep, but no, gymnastics is her life. With the Olympics approaching, pressure builds. She wishes it was excitement that filled her, though it’s only fear. What if she slips? What if her toes aren’t pointed? All these worries are controlling her; there’s no way out. THIRD PRIZE: Postcard Story, Sarah

Howard The year is 1936, and I am Jesse Owens. To these Nazi’s and Hitler, I am nothing but a stupid Negro. To them I am no man. In fact, I am the farthest thing from it; they believe I am an animal, a creature that deserves to lay by the feet of the Aryan race. A slave at the least. I remember when I got to partake in the Olympic summer games. Hitler allowed it so they could see that my race of Negros could be beaten by the ‘higher race,’ and they were dominant and better in absolutely every way. I remember the day well: my heart was hammering like the guns of war that fought for freedom

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from slavery every day. There ain’t a day in this world without violence or prejudice. Sadly, that’s the cold truth. It’s colder than the eyes of those who believe they should be dominant, those who believe they have the right to act as God and hold another’s life in their hands, toy with it, and chose life or death. On that day, I was watched by thousands of cold eyes, people that hated me for no reason besides the fact that to them, I was an animal that had been let into their house. I flew across the track the same way I had seen cotton fly in the wind. I won four gold medals, and the leader of the ‘superior’ race shook my hand.


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re you ready? Just one more sleep and it will be spring. Good thing we had  a few days of warmer weather so  we know we are on the right track. On the scene here is a pileated woodpecker making sure other of his species are aware of his desire for a mate. He is pounding the dickens out of a big pine tree. Marilyn from Fort Nelson was saying she had seen three Spruce grouse while out for walk. She was wondering if the males display like ruffed grouse. They do. They just might not be in the mood. I know that every day now a male ruffed grouse struts his stuff here. Not sure if the females are all that interested. That will change of course. I know  it is spring when my two male silver pheasants get excited about each day. They puff up and strut around. They have no contact with each other since they do get

kind of mean. A bird over 20 years old has that right I am sure. Margaret from Chetwynd says she is pretty sure she knows where a whiskey jack has a nest. Those nests are usually hard to find. I wait for a more detailed report. When will the hummingbirds show up I was asked? Should be two or three weeks. Mind you every year I am surprised by an early report. With the sudden melt we just had I imagine you are like me and are confronted with a bit of mucky discarded seed. One of my projects today will be to rake the old seed. If it stays wet and mild that seed can make birds sick. If you have a few minutes cleaning your feeders is a good idea as well. Karen from Smithers called about seeing a northern shrike take a small bird in her yard. What to do? Not much. The shrike or butcher bird takes a small bird and often it will impale the dead bird in the crook of a tree or on barbed wire. To be eaten later. I will sign off for now. My home cat is having a bit of a carry on with the outdoor still kind of wild cat outside. Time for human intervention. So glad you all continued to call 250846-5095 while it was so cold. I enjoy your e-mails and photos that came to mallory@ bulkley.net.

STOLEN SISTERS Community members gathered on Main Street for the annual Stolen Sisters Memorial Walk on March 14. The event hopes to create awareness and discussion about violence against indigenous women and to remember the missing along the Highway of Tears. Nolan Kelly photo

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acts from the Employment Insurance website: the federal government has divided Canada into 58 Regions, from Prince George to all points north is EI Region 55. It so happens we have the ninth highest level of unemployment in the entire country at 11.6 per cent. This is the highest rate in B.C. with other regions averaging from 6.1 to 8.9 per cent. Not quite as depressing as Restigouch, northern Manitoba at 32.2 per cent. Regina has the

lowest unemployment rate at 4 per cent. If you are looking for work I found a few career websites: www.quintcareers. com, www.jobsearch. about.com, www.bestinterview-strategies. com and www. interviewstrategies. com. They are all informative and helpful. Divas & Friends Variety Show, March 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Della Herman Theatre. This is an annual fundraising concert for the Smithers Art Gallery. Two hours of music

VIEW FROM THE PORCH Lorraine Doiron and dance by local performers. Tickets at Mountain Eagle Books and Speedee, $15 adults, $10

youth. Nick Cometa will be back for his third successive year, String Licorice, The Ringtones, Cabin Fever, Adult Tap, pianists, solo dancers, violinist, cello and flute duo plus MC’s Tom Young and Taylor Bachrach with Axes of Ego closing the show. Smithers Community Services (SCSA) is hosting A Taste of Culture Community Dinner, Saturday March 29. There will be 15 different dishes plus entertainment. Tickets are $30 and

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Alex Woods is carving a name for himself as a provincial climate change expert and innovator. Recently, he was awarded the Association of BC Forest Professionals Climate Change Innovator award. Woods is the first recipient of the award, which was created by the ABCFP to raised awareness of the threat climate change is having on forests and to recognize those who make a difference. “It’s an award that shows the association is taking climate change very seriously, and I think it’s one of the ways they thought they could highlight the importance of it to the general public.” Woods travelled to Kelowna for the awards ceremony, where he was seated with some of the Province’s biggest names in forestry and climate change. “It was pretty cool to get to travel down there and meet a lot of those people,” Woods said. The journey began in 2005 when Woods authored a paper on Dothistroma Needle Blight, a fungus that

Alex Woods displays his ABCFP Climate Change Innovator award.

attacks the foliage of the lodgepole pine. Over the years, Woods began to notice that blight was getting worse, and was more noticeable during years of high temperatures and wet weather. He was then able to correlate increases in needle blight infestations to climate change. “I think we made a compelling case that the current epidemic coincided with current

warm weather events and we saw that the pattern was out of step with normal drivers.” Since then, Woods has continued to work on diseases affecting forests, publishing other papers and travelling to international conferences to share his research. He also works in close conjunction with forestry companies to manage forestry stands, promoting

stainability. When forestry companies notice something awry, they call Woods. Ultimately, he would like to make sure B.C.’s forests are managed in a way that maximizes their ability to both cope with and fight against global warming. And with the pine beetle infestation and global warming, he’s been busy. “If we can figure out how forests are

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behaving, we can figure out what different species to plant and how many we plant to compensate for how many we lose to disease.” “But it’s going well. We are making progress, but it takes a lot of work.” Though he is based out of Smithers, Woods works across the province, conducting research, monitoring young forests and teaching

about the effects of climate change. His passion for trees and forests was instilled in his youth, by his father. “He would always try to teach us about nature, getting us to identify trees and firewood to we would know what we were looking at. “So it’s in my blood I guess.” Woods’ isn’t a born and raised Smithereen. He grew up in Salmon Arm, but moved to

Smithers after he finished his Masters of Forests Pathology at the University of Alberta in 1994. In the early 1990s, he visited his future wife Jane, who was stationed in Smithers on a summer co-op, and fell in love with it. “I saw how beautiful Smithers was and thought it would be a great place to live and raise a family” Upon graduation, Woods’ dream job of a forest pathologist came up for hire with the Ministry of Forests in 1994. He applied, got the job and hasn’t left since. Woods’ contributions aren’t limited to forestry though. While raising his two children, he’s become a coach for the Cross Country Ski Club, working with young athletes four times a week in the winter and travelling with them to competitions. His daughter Kate is currently attending cross country nationals in New Brunswick, while his son Hamish, who is two years younger, may get there soon. In the summer, Woods keeps himself busy whitewater kayaking, while also teaching others, new to the sport.

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Watermark Film Screening Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Roi Theatre, fundraiser for Friends of Morice Bulkley. Stories from around the globe about our relationship with water. Tickets available at Mountain Eagle Books or at the door. Springtime in Croatia and Travel Photography Smithers Art Gallery exhibition, March 18-April 26. Artists Eileen Astin, Evi Coulson, Poppy Dunbar, Elizabeth Zweck, Joseph Andrews. Opening Reception Friday Mar 21, 7-9 p.m. Free Income Tax Clinics Fridays, March 21, 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre. For people with low income to receive one-on-one assistance completing taxes. Please bring T4s and T5s. Angela 250-847-5211. Self-Help Workshop For the Homeless & Forgotten Ones on the Street, Tuesday, March 25 and Friday, March 28 at 5p.m. at the Dze L K’ant Friendshp Center. Free to all. The Oil Man and the Sea Author Arno Kopecky Reading & Slideshow with Q&A. Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. Smithers Public Library. B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest, today at the heart of the Northern Gateway Pipeline debate. Northern Saddle Club is hosting Bingo at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday at The Old Church. March 26. Over $500 in cash and prizes. Divas & Friends Variety Show Saturday, March 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Della Herman Theatre, fundraiser for the Smithers Art

Gallrey. Tickets available at Mountain Eagle Books or at the door. Full lineup at www.smithersart.org. Taste of Culture Dinner Sat. March 29, 5:30 p.m. at the Smithers Legion. Dinner features cultural entertainment & recipes from Taste of Culture Cookbook. Tickets $30 Smithers Film Society presents Gabrielle, Sunday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. A developmentally challenged young woman’s quest for independence and sexual freedom. Standard admission. Vegucation – Year Round Greenhouse Monday, March 31, 7 p.m. NWCC. Find out about the experimental greenhouse project at SSS which involves the use of compost heat to grow high-nutrient produce 365 days a year. Erica Lilles erica.lilles@bvcentre.ca 250-847-2751. Internet Tutoring at the Library ongoing until March 31. Learn to download, email, surf, Skype, create. Our Youth Intern can help you with basic computer and Internet literacy. Book your free appointment. BV Genealogical Society meets the last Tuesday every month, Sunshine Inn meeting room, 7 p.m. Guest speakers and programs are presented to assist family root researchers. All welcome. Beginner Bridge Lessons offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings in April at Smithers Sec. School.


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It was a very good year at the Smithers Art Gallery. On March 29, the community gallery presents its annual Divas and Friends variety show. This year’s theme is: “It was a very good year.” The full lineup is: String Licorice; Axes of Ego; The Ringtones; Cabin Fever; Adult Tap;

song and dance troupe Ramos Crew; pianists Emily Hobley, Conor Murphy, and Aiden Murphy; solo dancers Hannah West, Hannah Kluss, Nick Cometa, Jenelle Stanton and Jenn Hutter; violinist Stefan Bichlmaier; and cello and flute duo Dorothy Giesbrecht and Gail Olsen. Back to keep the event moving are

MCs Tom Young and Taylor Bachrach. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Della Herman Theatre. Tickets are $10 for youth under 17 and $15 for adults and available at Mountain Eagle Books and Interior Stationery. The event is a fundraiser for the Smithers Art Gallery. All proceeds go to the operation of the non-profit organization.

Ilan Farkvam and Madeline Lough were two of the performers at last year’s Divas and Friends concert.

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Spring is nearly here. In celebration of the season, the Smithers Art Gallery is hosting a pair of exhibitions, which opened yesterday. Springtime in Croatia is paintings done by artists Eileen Astin, Evi Coulson, Poppy Dubar and Elizabeth Zweck. The artwork was created by the four during a 10-day plein air workshop they attended in Croatia, mainly on the island

of Korcula, led by Mark Hobson and Gaye Adams in acrylics, watercolour, oil and pastel. Travel Photography by Joseph Andrews will be featured in the mini-gallery during the same period. Andrews is a photographer and traveler who has called Smithers home for the last 20 years. Both shows run until April 26. On Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Smithers Art Gallery is hosting the Opening Reception for both shows.

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There is often confusion about what medical expenses can be claimed on your income tax return; particularly in regards to what cannot be claimed. If you have medical expenses to claim on your tax return, here is a list of the most common expenses that cannot be claimed: • Athletic or fitness club fees • Birth control devices (non-prescription) • Blood pressure monitors Cosmetic surgery expenses that are purely cosmetic in nature (aimed at enhancing one’s appearance). Here are a few examples: liposuction, hair replacement procedures, filler injections for the removal of wrinkles, or teeth whitening Please Note: cosmetic surgery expenses may qualify as a medical expense if they are necessary for medical or reconstructive purposes such as surgery to address a deformity related to a birth defect, surgery required due to serious illness, personal injury resulting from an accident or trauma, etc. • Diaper services • Health plan premiums paid by your employer if they are not included in your income • Health programs • Organic food • Over-the-counter medication, vitamins and supplements, even if they are prescribed by a medical practitioner • Personal response systems such as Lifeline and Health Line Services • Provincial or territorial health plans, ie – Medical Services Plan of BC • Travel expenses for which you get reimbursed For the list of medical expenses that can be claimed, go to the Canada Revenue Agency website or search online for “allowable medical expenses CRA.”

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20th century nightmare. That century became known as the bloodiest century in history.

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It is often said that we study history so that we don’t repeat its mistakes, but Interesting statestudying history ment. Not only was doesn’t change the it a judgment of Pu- sinful condition of tin and the 19th cen- the human heart. tury, but also of the History isn’t our sav21st century! Are we ior. The story is told in the 21st century of a newspaper inmorally superior to quiring its readers to those in the 19th or answer the question, 20th century? Has “What’s wrong with the moral condition the world today?” of our hearts really G.K. Chesterton improved? replied simply, “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, This coming AuG.K. Chesterton.” gust will mark the 100th anniversary Next month, of the beginning of Christians remember World War One – Easter and God’s gift the supposed “war to of Jesus Christ for end all wars”. The our broken world. years leading up to Would you look to it were marked by Jesus in faith and a period known as repentance for the positivism – that sin and brokenness through science and of your heart? He social engineering is powerful to save the dawn of utopia us from hell. He was just over the bore the penalty of horizon. It also was our sin on the cursed an era marked with cross. Christ is the the belief that we “man of sorrows were morally and and acquainted with culturally superior grief ”. Of all people to the past. Yet the he knew what was 19th century “Godwrong with this world is-dead” utopian and he came to make dreamers woke up all things new. to the reality of the

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While you’re not looking, this is what’s happening to BC’s world renowned recycling program.

Well, lookie here. One minute you have a perfectly good Blue Box recycling program. The next, something new and rather questionable is being put in its place. And they thought they’d get away with it right under your nose, without telling you or asking your opinion. That’s definitely not democracy in action. The BC Government, elected by us to represent our best interests, has decided to offload the costs of recycling to big multi-national corporations. To implement this new plan, they’ve set up an association that doesn’t really seem to hold the environment, local jobs, or the municipalities that run the Blue Box program, close to its heart.

Perhaps that’s why some of our local elected officials are using the word “scam” to describe how the new program is being set up. It’s also perhaps why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to jump on board. That’s gotta tell you something. Now it’s your turn to let Premier Christy Clark know what you think. Contact her today to say that dismantling an already-working recycling program to replace it with something that few people think will be as good, is a bad idea.

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‘Ksan museum shut down by Gitanmaax By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Gitanmaax Band Office sent a press release to The Interior News March 14, declaring the ‘Ksan museum is closed until new management can be found. On March 7, the Gitanmaax Band gave notice to the ‘Ksan Association, the operators of the ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum, that the lease between the band and the association was terminated for default of payment. The museum staff and board of directors have had trouble recovering from a flood in 2007 that put the organization in dire straights financially. Staff and board had

canvassed every band office and organization they thought would assist the museum in getting back on its feet, which was covered in previous The Interior News stories. The most recent fund-raising drive was a $5 donation drive, which was essentially a last-ditch effort to remain open. Long-time curator Laurel Smith-Wilson could not be reached for comment before press time. “After many years of nonpayment, the band is now moving forward ensuring measures are in place to preserve and protect this valuable cultural resource which is located on Gitanmaax reserve land,” the release stated. “The band intends to continue to operate

the historical village and museum. In doing so, the Band will be taking steps ensuring the neighbouring communities have a voice in its operation. “Once the band has determined the most appropriate legal entity to operate this valuable asset, the band will send out invitations to its neighbouring communities seeking volunteers to assist in the management of this unique facility.” The ‘Ksan historical museum, which was called the Skeena Treasure House circa 1959, was the first of its kind in Canada and moved to its present location in 1969. In addition to displaying traditional Gitxsan artifacts the museum holds regalia for present-day feasts.

CHallenge accepted! Hazeltonians, such as Katrina Lazzarroto, above, have been swept up in the nominations swarming through social media this year. Some of the trends are innocent fun, but others have taken lives. See story on p. B6. Contributed photo

Unist’ot’en success shared with national APTN audience By Jerome Turner

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A camp created to resist pipelines recently made national television news because it has brought back the strength of traditional Wet’suwet’en culture and laws. The Unist’ot’en camp, situated nearly 70 kilometres south of Houston, B.C., on the Wet’zink’wa (Morice) River was an InFocus feature on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network March 13. Freda Huson and Toghestiy (Warner Naziel) fielded several questions as to why they remain successful in opposing largescale industrial interests on

their traditional lands. “Our blockade is successful because the government can’t provide a bill of sale for any part of our territory,” Huson said. “So we don’t let anyone on our territory that can’t successfully answer our free, prior and informed consent protocol questions.” The couple were in Winnipeg for a meeting organized by IdleNoMore between concerned indigenous groups along proposed bitumen and gas pipeline routes, Huson said. “We were asked to share what we are doing with other groups,” Huson said during a phone interview with The Interior News. “Some don’t realize the power they have.”

“We don’t support any pipelines,” -Freda Huson Unist’ot’en

Toghestiy outlined exactly what they mean when they say power. “These territories have been in our possession for thousands of years,” Toghestiy said. “We’ve managed them and protected them ... there’s a lot of threats and one of those threats is pipeline companies.” Chevron, who is a partner

in the Pacific Trail Pipeline, was recently at a job fair in Moricetown advertising 200 jobs along the gas pipeline route and the Unist’ot’en wonder how the company can be invited when the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have made their position clear. “It is really simple, we don’t support any pipeline, especially one that wants to cross our territory” Huson said. “This has been stated over and over again and still they keep coming.” Huson and Toghestiy have been living on their traditional territory for over three years. The Unist’ot’en were the first of the five Wet’suwet’en clans to declare any pipeline opposition

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and since that declaration all the clans have united in the cause. The crew have been busy since setting up camp. First they built a cabin on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route and now the camp has a permaculture garden and a traditional pit-house, which will be completed in the spring. A spring gathering will happen on the grounds, when another addition will be added. “We have to build a bigger place for people to sleep,” Huson said. “Last year we were pretty cramped during the summer action camp, so we will make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Muldoe advances to live performance in the Voice By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Another young and talented musician from the Hazelton area has begun making a name for himself. Julian Muldoe took first place in a radio-based The Voice competition last weekend in a pool of 10 contestants in the Prince George area. He decided to enter his name in the hat after his room/band, Whiskey Fingers, mate mentioned the contest, which pits contestants against each other in a song battle on Facebook. “I was a little skeptical at first,” Muldoe, who is on his way to earning a bachelor’s degree in social work at UNBC, said. “But my girlfriend also thought it would be a good idea, so I entered. Once I was

Julian Muldoe passed dipping my toe in I was pretty excited about the whole thing.” Muldoe sang an acoustic version of, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, the theme to the first Toy Story movie and chose it because he thought people might recognize it. “Yeah, I figured most people have watched Toy Story,” he said. Muldoe started playing a guitar when he was eight years old after

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he and a friend found an old one at his uncles. “We found the guitar in the closet and decided it would be cool to learn how to play,” he said. It took about six months for Muldoe to be able to play songs. “I wasn’t a professional by any stretch,” he said. “But I could feel a song all the way through at that point.” Muldoe will now be part of a live battle against the other two who have advanced at the Treasure Cove Casino and Bingo March 21. “That one is based on live voting,” Muldoe added. “So it would be nice to have a large hometown crowd there.” The winner will collect $1,500 and some free recording time at Cheslatta Studios to record a song, which will be played on 101.3 The River for up to a week.

SERVICE REWARDED Members of the Gitanmaax-Hazelton Volunteer Fire Departments accepted a cheque for $6,000 from the United Church Health Services Society for their combined dedication and professionalism over the years when responding to structure fires in Old Hazelton and Gitanmaax. After witnessing the departments in action Feb. 24, Peter Newbery, UCHSS health director, promoted the financial recognition. “The night was cold, and of course the work was wet, but the fire crew impressed me with the very professional way they went about containing the fire, managing the safety of themselves and the people around them, and creatively, persistently, trying to knock down a fire that was tenacious and very difficult to get at,” Newbery said. Left to right: Nick Marshall, Dan Yunkws, Leah Marshall, Newbery and James McRae. Jerome Turner photo

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Margaret Gibson known to many as Margie passed away peacefully on March 9, 2014 surrounded by her four beautiful children who she raised on her own into the amazing individuals they are today. Margie was known for her strong spirit, take no duff attitude, big heart, awesome sense of humour. Survived by her children and grandchildren and two brothers. She will be greatly missed brothers Gerard Lussier and Doug Lussier, kids Ronald Gibson (Tyler Benoit), Kim Gibson (Krista Olson), Alan and Tammy Gibson (Ashley, Aaron and Garett), Cindy Gibson (Randy, Rickey, Rylan Glaim). May your beautiful soul rest peacefully.

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Calm and peaceful she is sleeping, Sweetness rest that follows pain; We who loved her sadly miss her. But trust in God to meet again. Steven Watson

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Manson William Kennedy 1953 – 2014

Manson William Kennedy of Smithers, passed away at home on Sunday, March 9, 2014 with his family at his side. He was born May 20, 1953 in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Andrew and Phyllis Kennedy. For 38 years he worked as a technician for Xerox Canada in the Ottawa Region and Smithers B.C. He is survived by his wife Sylvie, two sons Chad, and Brandon, one brother John (Sue), and their family, one sister Heather Johnston and her family. Eight years ago, the family made the move to Smithers, where Manson enjoyed fishing, golfing, and skiing. The family would like to especially thank all our family and friends who helped us during this difficult time. A Memorial Gathering was held from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at R.A. Schrader Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to The Community Cancer Care Services Box 370 Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0 R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441 condolences@raschraderfuneralhome.com

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Equipment Operator I Full Time Regular Unionized Position The Town of Smithers is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Regular Equipment Operator I. The principle responsibilities include the basic operation and minor maintenance and servicing of a variety of gasoline or diesel powered construction vehicles and equipment. For a complete job description, including preferred qualifications, please refer to our website www.smithers.ca. The wage rate for this position is $27.58 per hour (2013 rate), comes with an exceptional benefit package and is a unionized position with CUPE Local 1570. Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume outlining relevant qualifications, training and experience, three references, and a current Drivers Abstract, quoting Competition #14-04 by 4:00 pm, Monday, March 31, 2014 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Town of Smithers Competition #14-04 Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street Smithers BC VOJ 2NO Fax: 250-847-1601 Applications may be mailed, faxed or hand delivered to the above address. Electronic applications or incomplete applications cannot be considered. The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Town of Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley of Northwestern BC. With a community of 5,404 people and a surrounding service area of approximately 15,000 people, Smithers attracts friendly, vibrant people wanting to experience a unique, amenity rich lifestyle. World class outdoor recreation opportunities such as skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and hiking are at your doorstep. A thriving music and arts community, vibrant Main Street and engaged community further add to the reputation of Smithers as a great place to live. As an employer, the Town of Smithers values progress, customer service, integrity and the ability to provide diverse and innovative services. DIRECTOR OF WORKS & OPERATIONS We are currently offering an exciting opportunity to join the Senior Management team in the capacity of Director of Works & Operations. This autonomous and dynamic professional level position manages the operational and maintenance activities through municipal personnel related to sewage collections, water distribution, streets, sidewalks, parks, garbage collection, curbside recycling, recreation and other municipal facilities and airport maintenance. As a team player, you will be part of achieving the vision of Smithers as a sustainable and liveable community. The Town of Smithers offers an exceptional compensation package and forward thinking culture. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Works & Operations joins a 7 member Senior Management Team. A relocation allowance is negotiable. For a complete job description, kindly contact the individual below or through the Town’s website at www.smithers.ca. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume, cover letter and a current Driver’s Abstract quoting Confidential Competition #14-02 by 4:00 pm, March 31, 2014 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Town of Smithers Box 879 Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250-847-1600 Fax: 250-847-1601

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Understanding self, key to health and balance By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

When Servaas Mes ruptured muscles in his leg playing soccer in the mid-’90s he wasn’t about to let that prevent him from living. Instead, he began researching methods of rehabilitation and found a system called somatics. Somatics is a movementbased philosophy that fosters a body-mind connection in every movement a person can make. “When we become more aware in our own bodies we can begin to be more aware of everything around us,” Mes said to the more than 20 people at a somatics workshop March 9 at Kispiox Valley Hall. The workshop, Mobilizing Awareness: Core Intelligence in Motion, was centred around the idea that the contemporary notion of ‘core’ as it relates to fitness is not the full picture. “What each person possesses is a core cylinder,” Mes said. “If the cylinder is functioning properly the chance of having an healthrelated imbalance is very small.” The core cylinder is the diaphragm at the top, the transverse abdominus, the

internal and external oblique muscles and the psoas muscle with the bottom being the pelvic floor. The diaphragm, which is like the skin on a drum connecting the underside of the rib cage, is intrinsically connected to breath, as it presses down on major organs during inhalation and presses the underside of the lungs during exhalation. “Most people who smoke have their diaphragm working completely opposite to how it is supposed to operate,” Mes said. When organs aren’t moved by the diaphragm or a fluid abdomen they tend to stagnate and stick together, which can lead to tumour formation, he added. “When a person’s body collapses into itself all sorts of terrible things like cancer will be more likely,” Mes said. “The biggest health epidemic in the world is people’s [core cylinder] is not regulating itself anymore.” Gene Allen, who it was revealed at the workshop has ran up a riverbank with snowshoes on recently, has been including somatics into his daily routine for just over a year. “When I went to see Servaas, I couldn’t walk,” Allen said. “My

back was wrecked to the point where I’d have to crawl up stairs. “I’m here to continue to reconnect my body and my mind. I never knew you could connect the two until I started somatics.” Several of the other attendees had worked with Mes before and were interested in learning something new or perfecting the movements they were already practicing. One practice that trains a person to prevent the body from collapsing into itself or slouching is through generating downward force, which can be felt while standing or sitting. Downward force is practiced by pressing into the floor or chair with the feet or seat. When done properly the spine aligns in a relaxed, neutral position. “People, especially those who have suffered injury whether physical, mental or emotional, end up moving improperly,” Mes said. “Somatics helps to release those issues in your tissues. People often don’t know what normal movement is and somatics will help your body remember its natural movements.” For more on somatics visit humanhealthproject.com.

Servaas Mes, left, begins the process of drawing the muscles in the abdominal cylinder on Chris Zazula at the Core Intelligence workshop at the Kispiox Valley Hall. Jerome Turner photo

Social media nominations: good, bad and ice-cold By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Finding the positive in the negative is less common in most cases, but Katrina Lazzarroto is attempting to start something good. She was nominated to participate in a drinking game called neknomination and she followed through, but the next day it left her feeling embarrassed and she decided to flip the script. Neknominations, where you film yourself drinking something alcoholic and you essentially dare others to match or top what you did, began in Britain and has made it around the world. There have been five deaths connected to alcoholic neknomination. “I realized how pointless some of the social media trends are after unfortunately taking part in one,” Lazzarroto, who works at a personal training centre in Burnaby, said. “They’re taking up people’s time when they could be using that time to be doing something nice for others. I already waste so much time on

“I decided to turn it into something positive,” -Katrina Lazzarroto SFU Kinesiology student

Facebook, so I decided to turn it into something good.” She came up with the idea to pay for 10 people’s coffees at the Starbucks she goes to every morning on her way to work, which wasn’t as easy as it sounds, Lazzarroto said. “My hands were sweating and I was nervous for some reason,” she said in her video posted on her Facebook wall Feb. 18. She nominated her sisters, Lia and Sarah, to do something nice for others and to pass the opposite neknom challenge on to others and the pay-it-forwardbased nominations are spreading from there.

“It is doing something for [other people] without any strings attached,” Katrina said. There are currently zero reported alcoholic neknominations in the Hazelton area. Winter Challenge swoops through the Hazeltons: In the spirit of nominations another trend is sweeping the globe that gets people to face the frigid season elements – the winter challenge. What started on Vancouver Island has made its rounds via Facebook. Nearly everyone who has a Facebook account in the Hazelton area has been nominated to take a dip in a body of water and then do a snow angel. Pam Tait and Amy Turner, Tait’s 81-year-old grandmother, took part and were featured on Global News BC for their efforts. The staff of Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition were also challenged. The entire crew and various community members did a group dip in the Skeena River March 13. More recently there is a no make-up challenge, which more than a few women are taking part in, which requires a posted picture on Facebook.

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Employment Opportunity Senior Field Technician Job Details: We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Senior Field Technician to work out of our Smithers office. Senior Field Technician: A Senior Field Technician is able to effectively conduct the field portion of a survey project with minimal direction from the Project Coordinator. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following: • A Senior Field Technician has either a diploma level or higher education in surveying with more than 2 years of experience or has worked as an instrument person for 5 years and has good aptitude for the mathematics and skills involved. • Will have a solid understanding of field procedures, calculations and methodologies as well as all types of survey equipment. • Strong mathematic, communication and writing skills • Valid driver’s licence is mandatory. Current First Aid Certificate is an asset. If this position is of interest to you, please email your resume and cover letter which outline your qualifications and relevant experience to BCLS@HBHLandSurveying.ca. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Coordinator in Smithers Permanent Part-Time 24 hrs. /wk Starting – June 3, 2014 We are recruiting an energetic and motivated individual to work with families of people with serious and persistent mental illness. Reporting to the NW BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Manager, the Coordinator will be responsible for: • • • • •

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Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. An excellent working knowledge of computers and software programs is necessary. Must be able to work independently and as a team member. Must have ability to recruit & supervise volunteers and experience as a teacher/facilitator. Must be willing to travel and provide outreach support and education to the communities in the Bulkley Valley Region. Access to and use of an appropriately insured vehicle is required. Knowledge of mental illness and the Mental Health & Addictions system is an asset. A good understanding of the needs of family members is beneficial. Job description available upon request. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Send resume and 2 references by March 30, 2014 to: BC Schizophrenia Society – Toby Coupe PO Box 3603, 3815 Railway Ave. ( 2nd Floor) Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Phone/Fax 1.250.847.9779  or Toll Free 1.888.847.9779 Email: bcssbv@telus.net

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Clerk Typist – Casual The Town of Smithers is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clerk Typist (Casual). This position is ‘as required’ with no guarantee of hours. General Statement of Duties: Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, this position involves general clerical and administrative duties, telephone and front counter reception at Municipal Hall, answering general enquiries about the municipality’s operations, tax processing and cash handling. This casual position will also be required to cover other clerical positions. This is a unionized position with CUPE, Local 1570. Qualifications Include: • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent. • Solid computer experience is essential. • A minimum of two years reception, administrative or clerical, with experience in cash handling is required. • Must have a good command of the English language. • Must be able to deal with the public in a polite, efficient and courteous manner. For complete details of this position, please visit our website at www.smithers.ca. Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter, resume, three references and a current driver’s abstract, quoting Competition #14-01, by 4:00pm, March 21, 2014 to: Susan Bassett Director of Corporate Services Town of Smithers Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250-847-1600 Fax: 250-847-1601 Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or in person. Electronic or incomplete applications cannot be considered. The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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A Notice of Refund Eligibility was mailed to all clients of The Cash Store and Instaloans who negotiated a loan agreement between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 who also purchased cash cards at the time of negotiating that loan agreement. The Notice of Refund Eligibility that was mailed to clients included a claim form that eligible claimants can use to verify their identity for the purposes of claiming a refund. If you feel that you may be eligible for a refund related to this Notice you may request a claim form from any branch of The Cash Store or Instaloans. Claim forms may also be downloaded from www.cashstore.ca or www.instaloans.ca. If you arrange to receive a claim form, your completed claim form can be submitted: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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By fax to Cash Card Refunds B.C. at 604-320-1655 Or by attachment to an email sent to claims@cashcardrefundbc.ca Or by mail to: Cash Card Refunds B.C. #200, 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7

Completed claim forms are to be submitted by July 31, 2014.

Manual Machinist wanted for busy shop in Burns Lake BC.

We are in search for a manual machinist who is qualified in machining and welding. We do a variety of different jobs for the logging industry and mills in our area, such as machining, hydraulic cylinder rebuilds and repairs, fabricating, mechanical repairs, lineboring and welding. We offer a competitive wage based on experience and benefit package. Full time employment.

Please send resumes to Andy at andypat@telus.net

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services LOOKING for a lasting career with opportunities for growth and advancement? Due to rapid expansion in Northern BC, A&W is currently seeking Store Managers. If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package. Locations: Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Smithers & Terrace. For more information, or to apply, send resume by email to will@christys.ca

Trades, Technical AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. obcauto@gmail.com 250-545-3378

ELECTRICAL COMPANY requires Journeymen & Apprentices for a new hospital project in Burns Lake. Email resume to: birk@keldonelectric.com ENSIGN IS looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online ensignjobs.com. Call 1-888-367-4460. GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca

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Req. at Canuck Mechanical in Prince George Must have exp. doing service work & be proficient with trouble shooting heating systems & plumbing problems. Top wages & beneďŹ ts Email resume to: canuckm@telus.net

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Newly renovated, 3 & 4 bedroom, new roof with additional insulation, new doors & windows, new e[terior insulation & siding, new high ef¿ciency furnace & hot water tanNs, new Nitchen cabinets, all new appliances, all new Àooring throughout, new bathrooms, no pets $700-$800/mth, average NG bill is $150/mth Free one-day moving trucN rental • 50-845-88

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Please provide quotes including delivery charges to the attention of Martin Smith, Public Works, at msmith@hazelton.ca or call (250) 842-5353, or (250) 842-5991. Quotes will be accepted until 4:30 pm on March 28, 2014. The Village of Hazelton Box 40 | 4310 Field Street Hazelton, BC | V0J 1Y0

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Superb rural location, stunning glacier view, 5.14 flat and privately treed acres. Custom 4-5 bedroom home, with attached & detached garages plus heated 22’ x 24’ workshop.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

4 YEAR old Polled registered Hereford Bull. $2500. Ph: John at (250) 695-6548

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Suppliers must be able to provide the following for delivery by May 23, 2014: • 60 hanging flower baskets 10” to 12” inches in diameter. • 56 baskets for direct sun exposure and 4 shade baskets

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

The Village of Hazelton is looking for a qualified, experienced greenhouse to supply hanging flower baskets for 2014.

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect home phone service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408. Or visit online: www.nationalteleconnect.com

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Feed & Hay

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD available online: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT or call 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. 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: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 778-281-0030 FIREARMS. ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer 1-866-9600045 www.dollars4guns.com.

FOR SALE Brand new mini bags for grain or fertilizer. $15. per bag. sold in bundles of 50. for more info 250-847-2408

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REG Bluenose APBT puppies for sale. Razors Edge/Gotti bloodlines, all blue/white markings. 250-8773564 or email northernflower9@hotmail.com for pics/info

PRICED TO SELL asap $245,000. 1900 sq.ft., fenced b/y, 2 sheds, 3 bdrms, 2 full bath, 1 brand new, newer appl., office, hobby rm, lrg boot room. Tons of storage and more. 4356 3rd Ave. Must See 250-847-2451.

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$200 & Under DESK, 3 drawers, custom built, paid $300, asking $150 open to offers. (250)847-4659

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WELL maintained, 1840 sq.ft. 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home, central location, lots of parking. Views of Hudson Bay Mtn, great sundeck, very energy efficient house, and large shop. $274,000, 3850 9th Ave. Call 250-847-0093 for more details.

Rentals Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM 1100 sq ft upper level half duplex, vaulted ceilings, fireplace. 1270 Dominion St., walking dist to downtown. Avail May 1st, $1,000/mo. + util. NS, no pets, ref req. Ron 250-847-0335.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM trailer, N/P, $700/mth + util. Ref’s Req’d. Located in quiet park in Telkwa. 250-8469663

Homes for Rent 2 BDRM, 1 bath house in Smithers, $1,000 + util. 6 to 12 month lease. 250-877-9857 2BDRMS 1BATH house 15 min from town, W/D, N/S, N/P, N/Parties. Suitable for bachelor. $900 (250)877-2704 4 BDRM HOUSE on Telkwa High Rd. for rent. avail. Apr 1. 250-846-5855. FOR RENT Private Home. Telkwa 3bdrm N/S N/P $1600 Ref Req. 250-846-9592 NEWER 4 bdrm duplex, 3 bath, F/S/W/D, storage shed. N/S, N/P. 250-847-3376 SMITHERS, 5km out, custombuilt 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D/F/S/DW, 15 sunny acres, N/P, N/S, ref’s req’d. Avail. APR. 1. (250)877-9230.

Office/Retail OFFICE SPACE avail. immed. 3 offices, 2nd floor fully reno’d heritage house on 1st Ave., Smithers. Call Richard 250877-1974.

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LIBRARY EXTERIOR PAINTING CONTRACT: #2014-09

Request for Quotation (RFQ) bid forms for the “Library Exterior Painting Contract # 2014-09” will be received at the Smithers Town Hall up to: 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 3rd, 2014 The general scope of work for this contract is to prepare and paint the siding and trims on the Public Library, 3817 Alfred Avenue. RFQ forms and more detailed Scope of Work documents are available upon request through the Municipal Office at no charge but with the requirement to register. All RFQ forms must be submitted on the provided form in a sealed envelope marked “LIBRARY EXTERIOR PAINTING CONTRACT: #2014-09 Care of Mark Allen, Director of Development Services” The Town of Smithers reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all completed RFQ forms, or to accept the completed RFQ form deemed most favourable in the interest of the Town. The Town’s purchasing policy shall apply. The lowest or any completed RFQ form may not necessarily be accepted. Questions with regard to the tender documents shall be directed to: Roye Lovgren Building Inspector Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 Phone (250) 847-1600 Fax (250) 847-1601 E: rlovgren@smithers.ca

Suites, Lower 1 BDRM suite on Tyhee Lake. Suitable for mature single person. incl heat/hydro & Satellite, office/storage rm, N/S N/P Avail. Apr. 1 250-846-9358. BSMT SUITE for rent, $675/mth incl. util. Ref’s + DD. (250)847-1341

Suites, Upper FURNISHED UPSTAIRS one bdrm suite on Tyhee Lake. Cathedral ceilings, large deck, quiet, scenic view, satellite TV, for single mature adult. N/S, N/P. 250-846-9636. SMITHERS reno’d 2 bdrm, sep. storage rm. N/S, adultoriented. Ref’s req’d. Quiet bldg. $800/m. (250)847-4453.

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TOWN Spring Break KidZone FREE Hazelton District Public Library March 19 and 26 @ 2 p.m. Children age 6 to 10 are welcome to play games, create crafts and have some fun with peers. Call 250-842-5961 for more information. Elder’s Dropin - The Learning Shop, Thursdays @ 10 a.m. All elders young and old are welcome to attend. Call Hannah at Call 250-842-6500 for info. Diabetic Meeting Skeena Place, April 7 @ 10 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous Mental Health and Addictions Building (near nurse’s residence), Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. Call or text 778-202-4444 for more info. Weekend Rally Kispiox Pentecostal Church, first weekend of every month @ 7 a.m. Call Annie at Call 250-842-0188. Yoga with Sarah - Mountainview United Church, Thursdays @ 6 p.m. and Mental Health and Addictions Building (near nurse’s residence), Tuesday @ noon. Call 250-842-8527 for more info. Cancer support office open WMH, Wednesdays @noon.

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Email: remaxbv@telus.net Located in the Log Office at 3568 Hwy. 16 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

250-847-5999

Pick up your FREE copy of our Real Estate Flyer and our map of the Bulkley Valley. View more of our listings online at www.remaxsmithersbc.ca or on Facebook. NEW LISTING

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1330 Pine Street, Telkwa

18050 Grantham Road, Telkwa

4079 Second Avenue

3876 Broadway Avenue

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Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home Large 0.6 acre lot, subdividable New vinyl windows and siding www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

MLS n233975

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home Beautiful mountain view, near river Needs kitchen installed With tlc will be a beautiful home

Kiesha Matthews

mls n233905

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house Large 75x125 lot Zoned R-2 Great rental/development property

Kiesha Matthews

$259,500

$189,500

Well cared for office building 2060 s.f. downtown Smithers Open layout with several offices Newer heating, paved parking

Peter Lund

mls n233247

mls n4506499

$549,000

$199,500

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2 bedroom rancher New hot water, furnace, electrical New flooring, new bathroom Fenced yard, storage/workshop

Donna Grudgfield

$425,000

mls n231561

$99,500

1612 Third Street, Telkwa

22011 Kitseguecla Loop Road

Quick School

1172 Main Street

Skillhorn Road, Telkwa

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All on one level 3 bedroom home, open and bright Double carport, enclosed garage Great starter home, see it today!

Donna Grudgfield

mls n232784

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 39.5 acres, great views Huge pond, level land New sundeck

Donna Grudgfield

mls n231876

7123 square foot, one level building 5 acres, level and landscaped Covered play area 4 classrooms, 3 bathrooms, gym

Donna & Leo

$238,000

$750,000

Schimmels fine pastries Includes land, business & equipment Excellent location on Main Street www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

mls n4506585

mls n4506498

$385,500

5 acre lots, hydro, telephone avail. Level, good sunny exposure Good water and 60’ in the area www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

$449,500

$579,500

Lot 1 Victoria Street

13042 Blue Jay Road

316 Swan Rd, Kispiox Valley

1333 Sunny Point Drive

16475 Babine Lake Road

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3.38 acres, serviced Currently zoned P-3 Land is level and mostly cleared www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

mls n4506605

5 acres, drilled well 4 bdrm, 2 bath, recent upgrades 25x27 attached shop, greenhouse www.realestatesmithers.com

Leo Lubbers

$439,500

mls n232500

Custom built home on 125 acres Set up for horses, riding Pasture barns, fencing Privacy and views, near fishing

Ron & Charlie

$625,000

mls n215425

$319,500

Silverking prime bench location 3500sq ft rancher with full basement Beautiful yard, huge deck, workshop www.smithershomes.com Ron Lapadat mls n230986

Spectacular 317 acre rural retreat Privacy & recreation, shop Hay land, trees, wildlife, hiking Renovated 5 bdrm, 3 bath home

Ron Lapadat

$427,900

$263,500

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mls n224574

3286 Turner Way

4055 Kispiox Valley Road

4960 Morris Road, Telkwa

4321 Third Avenue

26 Starliter Way

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Ron Lapadat

mls n231625

Half a mile Kispiox Riverfront Beautiful setting, 151 acres Custom west coast style, 4 bedrooms Great fishing, great lifestyle

Ron & Charlie

$45,500

mls n231391

Lovely country cottage on 5 acres 4 bdrm, 3 bath, walk out basement Views, sunshine, fenced for horses www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

$436,000

Well kept 3 bedroom and den home Large 99 x 125 lot, great views New roof, high efficiency furnace www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

mls n231340

mls n229090

$520,000

1760sf 2 bedroom+den, 3 bathrooms High ceilings, hardwood flooring Energy efficient, water front location www.smithershomes.com

Ron Lapadat

mls n233232

$284,500

$225,000

Cottonwood/Fir Street, Telkwa

12 Pavilion Place

7351 Boundary Road

3125 Hasting Street, Hazelton

5166 Nielson Road

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Sandra Hinchliffe

Built in 2012 Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Great kitchen, modern design Lakefront at Watson’s Landing

Sandra Hinchliffe

$217,500

mls n232604

157 acre farm property 1988, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Large garage, barn & machine shed View, hay and cross fencing

Sandra Hinchliffe

$399,500

Ideal for contractor/home business 2 homes, 4452sf industrial shop Graveled work area, landscaped lawn Six 50x115 lots = 300’ x 115’

Charlie McClary

mls n233491

$299,500

mls n233054

Country home, 1080 sf, 2 bedroom Pristine setting 5 min to town Vaulted ceilings, rock fp,open design Detached sauna building

Charlie McClary

mls n231509

$450,000

$289,500

3336 Railway Avenue

3475 Simcoe Avenue

4063 Eighth Avenue

3889 Tenth Avenue

1022 Malkow Road

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Charlie McClary

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

mls n233506

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

3 bdrm, 2 bath home on 5.05 acres Heated kitchen floor, central vac Updates to flooring, lighting, paint 40x60 barn, fenced, double carport

Karen Benson

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

mls n231260

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

4 bdrm, 3 bath, immaculate home Sundeck, sauna, new windows Beautifully landscaped, views Close to hospital, shopping, schools

Karen Benson

mls n233416

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, full bsmnt 3 year old 32x26 garage/shop, shed Many recent renovations Covered porch, garden, greenhouse

Jantina & Donna

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

mls n230626

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

158.46 acres, south facing slope Breathtaking views of the valley Established hay fields, small ponds Fully fenced and cross fenced

Jantina Meints

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

mls n230911

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“Northern Gateway is taking extraordinary measures to ensure marine safety—reducing tanker speeds on British Columbia’s north coast is just one.” - Chris Anderson, Master Mariner, Lead Marine Advisor, Northern Gateway Project

Chris Anderson is a Master Mariner and port planning and operations specialist. He has substantial experience in the assessment and development of many terminal facilities on the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Coasts of Canada.

Northern Gateway has proposed tanker-related safety measures designed to maintain safe vessel transportation. These measures, together with lower tanker transit speeds in the coastal channels, not only reduce the risk of marine incidents, they also minimize potential adverse effects on the marine mammal environment. ACTING ON EXPERT ADVICE Northern Gateway has consulted with many of the top experts in Canada and the world, including Chris Anderson who, as a Master Mariner and seafarer, has over 50 years of experience including the development of port and terminal facilities in British Columbia’s coastal waters and internationally. Acting on the advice of a team of experts, Northern Gateway committed to a vessel transit speed range from 8 to 12 knots. Anderson says, “Reducing vessel transit speeds through a confined channel to within this range allows improved response from our escort tugs, substantially reducing the risk of a navigational incident, while maintaining safe vessel operation.”

initiatives that was put forward by Northern Gateway. As Anderson puts it, “Project-related vessels are capable of speeds of 15 to 16 knots. Many other oceangoing vessels can travel at even higher speeds. Northern Gateway is committed to reducing vessel speeds by as much as half that as an added measure of prevention.” GOING EVEN FURTHER TO ENSURE MARINE SAFETY In addition to reducing tanker speeds, Northern Gateway has committed to the use of two escort tugs for every loaded tanker associated with the Project, with one tug being tethered at all times. According to Anderson, “In the event of a mechanical issue, the tethered escort tugs can take over steering and braking which greatly reduces the risk of an incident occurring. This commitment will also help protect British Columbia’s north coast.”

BEYOND WHAT’S REQUIRED The commitment to reducing transit speeds is not a regulatory requirement, but one of many voluntary marine safety

ENDORSED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS The Joint Review Panel’s endorsement of the Northern Gateway Project came after a rigorous, scientific review of the evidence, including Gateway’s precautionary approach to vessel speeds and escort tug standards. Northern Gateway is working hard to meet all of the final conditions set out by the Panel, the same way they are working to meet the five conditions set out by the Province of British Columbia. Northern Gateway is committed to doing everything possible in order to build a safer, better project.

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