LOREN LESLIE NOT SUICIDAL P. 3 EDITORIAL P. 6
VILLAGE OF FRASER LAKE GRANT P. 5 DAVID MARTENS & SONS LTD. AWARDED P. 7
E xpress OMINECA
Publications Mail Contract # 40007840
$1.30 Inc. GST Vol. 37 No. 15
Serving Vanderhoof ● Fort Fraser ● Fraser Lake & Area www.ominecaexpress.com
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The trial of Cody Legebokoff under way Bill Phillips Prince George Free Press A 14-member jury is set to decide the fate of Cody Alan Legebokoff, charged with four counts of first-degree murder. The Fort St. James man, who had been living in Prince George when he was arrested in 2010, is charged with the murders 35-year-old Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35-year-old Cynthia Frances Maas, 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery and 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie. Montgomery’s body was never found.
Cody Legebokoff His trial got underway Monday morning before Justice Glenn Parrett. Legebokoff appeared wearing a suit and tie. He has shaved his head and is now sporting a small goatee. Stuchenko was reported missing October 22, 2009 and her body was found in a gravel pit off Otway Road October 26, 2009.
s! d i k , Hey
Mass was reported missing by friends September 23, 2010. Her body was found Oct. 9, 2010 in L.C. Gunn Park. Montgomery, who had recently been released from the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre, was last seen Aug. 31, 2010 and reported missing September 23. Her body has not been found. Leslie’s body was discovered November 27, 2010 in the bush a short distance off the highway between Fort St. James and Vanderhoof. Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple, in his opening statement, said autopsies on Stuchenko, Maas, and Leslie showed each of the three had been severely beaten. “(Stuchenko) had received multiple blows to the back of her head and face,” he said. “She suffered multiple cerebral contusions.” Both Leslie and Maas were discovered with their pants pulled down to their ankles, Temple said. Maas died of “blunt force trauma to the head and penetrating wounds to the chest,” that were not from a bullet or knife, Temple said. Leslie died of blood loss and brain injury. Temple added she had received “powerful” blows to the head that fractured both jaws. While Montgomery’s body has not been found, Temple said evidence will be presented at the trial outlining 32 instances of her DNA being found in Legebokoff’s apartment and on his clothing. DNA evidence will also link Legebokoff and Maas, Temple said.
d join us Come an of fun for lots ring and colou
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day the District of Vanderhoof held an event in Ferland Park on June 6th, paying tribute to the sacrifice of Lance Corporal Andrew James Finnie and all of the brave Canadians who gave their lives on Juno Beach June 6, 1944. Lance Corporal Finnie was a member of the British Columbia Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C., the son of Andrew and Janet Meikle Finnie; he married Margaret Elizabeth Silver. Lance Corporal Finnie’s family members still reside in Vanderhoof. More photos in the Advertiser. Photo by Bill Dobbs of Borealis Photography
Legebokoff was arrested November 27, 2010 when he was pulled over by police between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James, shortly after one of the officers saw a truck pull onto the highway from a logging road. Temple said when the RCMP officers pulled him over, they noticed blood on Legebokoff. When he told police he was poaching deer, the RCMP called in Conservation Officers who searched the side road Legebokoff had been seen pulling out of by RCMP.
It was there they found Leslie’s body and Legebokoff was charged with murder that night. Temple said Legebokoff initially denied having known Leslie. In several interviews he had with police following his arrest, Legebokoff’s story changed, said Temple. Legebokoff said he discovered her body in the bush by the logging road, panicked and left, taking some her personal items with him because he had touched
them. In a subsequent interview, he said he was with her but that she “went psycho” and killed herself, Temple said. And, in yet another interview, told police that Leslie had tried to kill herself and he had hit her twice “to put her out of her misery.” Legebokoff and Leslie had met on the social media site Nexopia in early November, Temple said, and had been exchanging text messages up to November 26. The trial is expected to last six to eight months.
KIDS FUN ACTIVITY & COLOUR BOOK
2012 Fun Activity Book
hako Stuart-Nec 13 ok 20 ity Bo Courier Cale donia Fun youAcbytiv Express & Omineca
Lest we forget
6000 copies printed to be distributed into every Omineca Express. 50 copies to every advertiser to hand out. Also placed in high traffic retail outlets. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, a take along for holidays. Added bonus colouring contest held by Omineca Express. All entries to be published in the paper. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
a Full Out fYoerar!
Give us a call to book your space 250-567-9258
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Omineca Express
PLAN NUMBER 2-2-753 INCLUDING A STRATEGY FOR GROWTH
New shoppiNg hours for your coNveNieNce Monday to friday 7:00am - 7:00pm saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm, sunday & holidays: 9:00am - 5:00pm If you are planning on building new or just fixing up the old place please stop in at Vanderhoof Co-op home Centre and discuss your options with our friendly professional staff. We have a full selectIon of products to choose from IncludIng hardWare, buIldIng materIals, doors, WIndoWs, cabInets, floorIng and much much more. check us out for all your requirements.
Vanderhoof and districts Co-op Whether you’re a contractor or a do-it-y home & agro selfer, we’re hereCentre to help with low prices, 250-567-4464 quality materials and free advice.
VANDERHOOF YOUR LOCAL BUILDING SUPPLY EXPERTS! Whether you’re a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer, we’re here to help with reasonable prices, quality materials and free advice.
closet is close by. On the ground floor, the future third bedroom has windows that look out to the side garden, as well as access to the foyer and the future rec-room and a roughed-in three-piece bathroom. Exterior finishes include wooden shingles, brick accents, a front door with side-lights, painted woodwork and a decorative garage door. This home measures 40 feet wide and 40 feet deep, for a total of 1,260 square feet of space on the main, or second, floor. Ceilings rise to nine feet throughout the second floor. Plans for design 2-2-753 are available for $595 (set of 5), $680(set of 8) and $748 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our NEW 46TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $15.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheque and money orders payable to “Jenish House Design Ltd.” and mail to: JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LTD. c/o...Omineca Express #203- 151 Commercial Drive Kelowna, BC V1X 7W2 OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: www.jenish.com AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: firstname.lastname@example.org 889 Highway 16 West Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
1169 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE
There’s a colour for everything that matters. Even one for feeling lucky. You could instantly win a trip to New York, Chicago or San Francisco for an expert consultation to find the colour that matters to you. Visit your local Benjamin Moore retailer for a chance to win.
Phone: 250-567-6880 www.m4enterprises.ca
Site/Driveway Preparation l Underground Services l Aggregate Supply and Placement l Landscaping l Excavation of Foundations and Basements l
lucky charm green 2030-30
Teka Home Decor 2424 Burrard Ave. Vanderhoof
enjamin Moore & Co. Benjamin Moore For Everything That Matters, and the triangle “M” symbol are registered trademarks, licensed to Benjamin Moore & Co.
The plans for this attractive two-bedroom home include a strategy for family growth – a future den or third bedroom on the ground floor, together with a future rec-room with a wet bar. At ground level, the covered entry – always a boon in bad weather – leads through a door with a window and side-lights into a foyer with a handy bench and coat closet to the right. To the left is the U-shaped stairway to the second or main floor. The double garage is large enough to accommodate a work bench, and enjoys access to the foyer. On the upper floor, the great room is front and centre, overlooking the front garden, with a gas fireplace. Adjacent is the dining room, which boasts on optional built-in buffet that will provide serving and storage space. At the back of the home is the kitchen, with an efficient U-shaped counter configuration and a doorway to a covered patio that overlooks the back garden. The kitchen is separated from the dining room by a low counter, so the cook will never feel isolated. A pantry will provide extra room for cans and jars. The laundry room includes a broom closet, as well as a side-by-side washer and dryer. The master suite, at the front of the home, enjoys a large window overlooking the front garden, as well as smaller, higher windows along the side. The en-suite includes double basins and a soaker tub, as well as a shower stall. The walk-in closet is roomy enough to accommodate clothing and accessories. The second bedroom looks out to the back garden and is near the second bathroom. The linen
Home & Agro Centre
NEWS Loren Leslie not suicidal, say parents
Omineca Express Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bill Phillips Prince Geroge Free Press Both of Loren Donn Leslie’s parents are adamant she was not suicidal. The 15-year-old girl, who was found murdered on a logging road off Highway 27 between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James November 27, 2010, did, though, have a history of psychological problems, a Supreme Court jury heard Tuesday. “I had to be there all the time for her,” Loren’s mother Donna testified regarding the teen’s anxiety attacks. “I would just sit with her.” Donna Leslie’s testimony came on the second day of the Supreme Court trial of Cody Alan Legebokoff, 24, charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Loren Leslie, Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery, and Cynthia Maas. Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple, in his opening statement Monday, said that during one of several interviews Legebokoff had with police after being arrested November 27, 2010, he said Loren Leslie had “gone psycho,” started hitting herself with a wrench and saying she wanted to “end it all.” When asked by defence counsel James
Loren Donn Leslie Heller if he was aware of any suicide attempts by his daughter, Doug Leslie stated: “Not to my knowledge.” Donna Leslie, with whom Loren primarily lived after her parents separated, also testified that she did not believe her daughter was suicidal. That wasn’t al-
ways the case, however, as she told the court Loren began “cutting” herself when she was 12 years old. “She wasn’t trying to commit suicide, she was making a statement,” Donna Leslie testified. “At the time, I didn’t know about cutting. I would freak out.” Under cross examination by Heller, Donna Leslie confirmed that Loren could suffer delusional episodes, including hearing voices; that she had been diagnosed as being bi-polar and was prescribed Zoloft; suffered from post-traumatic depression; and was under the care of a Prince George psychiatrist. Loren had been hospitalized after over-dosing on medication for depression. “She had her stomach pumped,” Donna Leslie said. Donna also described the events of November 27, 2010, which was, for them, a normal evening. “She was in her room playing on her computer,” Donna Leslie said. “I was in my room, across the hall, reading … She texted me and told me she was going to have a coffee with a girlfriend. I said ‘OK, be good and don’t forget what time to have to come home (she had a 1 a.m.
Three locals facing drug related charges On May 31st, 2014 the Vanderhoof RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence near Lakes District Rd and Stoney Creek Rd. The warrant was issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and was the result of information received from the general public and the diligent work of the Vanderhoof RCMP. “As is often the case, this investigation was brought forward to our Detachment by concerned citizens,” advised Cpl Justin THIESSEN, Detachment Commander. “Upon reviewing the information and conducting surveillance on the residence, we were able to successfully obtain a warrant for the house. We often rely on information from the public in order to advance cases, they are our eyes and ears out in the community and this investigation is a good example of how all those elements came together.”
Three arrests were made as a result of the execution of the warrant; two females ( age 51 & 21) and one male (age 53), all local residents. The trio has since been released and the Vanderhoof RCMP will be recommending charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Approximately 1.5 pounds of marihuana was seized, which holds an estimated
street value of $7,000. The trios first appearance is set for August 25th, 2014 in Vanderhoof Provincial Court “The Vanderhoof RCMP has changed its focus over the past year and will be concentrating on the Prolific Offender Program and substance abuse issues in our community. Prolific Offenders are the small amount of individuals who com-
CITIZEN POOL MEETING June 25th at 7:30 pm, Village Inn. For all those interested in seeing a pool come
mit the most amount of crime,” stated Cpl THIESSEN. “Through these initiatives, we are attempting to put police resources to their best use, which will contribute to a safer Vanderhoof. We want the drug dealers to be paying attention and take notice. Change your ways or be prepared for one of my officers to come knocking on your door.”
The Vanderhoof RCMP encourages anyone with information relating to illicit drugs being sold in the community to come forward and provide us with the information. This can be done by calling the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222, using Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or via the web at www.bccrimestoppers.com.
Northern BC Community Sport Development Society
curfew) … I was dozing when police phoned at around midnight.”
Homestay Families Required to Host Foreign Students School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) has openings for families to host foreign students coming to our communities and attending our schools. Potential homestay parents are required to have a criminal record check and an interview prior to finalizing a homestay agreement. Families receive a monthly allocation to assist with this project. If you are interested in providing a homestay placement for a student during the current school year, or would like to find out more about this program, please contact the School Board Office in Vanderhoof at (250) 567-2284 or email email@example.com.
DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF
A weekly feature highlighting meetings/ proposals, events important to Vanderhoof residents. PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL REPORT Please be advised that the District of Vanderhoof’s Annual Municipal Report will be presented at the council meeting being held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers. Copies of the 2013 Annual Municipal Report will be available at the Municipal Office for public viewing during regular office hours after June 6, 2014.
(Northern BC Winter Games Society)
• ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING •
Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 9am Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Prince George
2990 Recplace Drive Prince George, BC V2N 0B2
For more information: www.bcgames.org/NBCWGS/society.html
Looking for a Bright Worker?
Recruit the right Candidate here…
FERLAND PARK Will be closed on June 16th & 17th for the removal of dead/damaged trees and tree pruning. The District of Vanderhoof apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!
Call a Recruitment Specialist
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Omineca Express
10th annual Support the Cause walk
On May 28, employees from the Vanderhoof branch of Western Financial Group walked 5km as part of their participation in the 10th Annual Support The Cause Walk to raise money for the Western Communities Foundation. The funds raised through the walk support infrastructure grants, student bursaries and matching grants programs in local communities.
Valerie Kelly (left) and Tara Bush (right)
Brooke Derksen (left), Britni Ziegler (middle), and Maren Dornauer (right).
Help outrun cancer in Vanderhoof “I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to,” the words spoken by a true Canadian hero. Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. He sought to reach out to every corner of Canada, and beyond, when he embarked on his Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days straight on one leg, to raise awareness for the need for research funding. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running. This year marks the 34th annual Terry Fox Run and Vanderhoof is seeking volunteers to help keep Terry’s message alive. The Terry Fox Run has taken place in Vanderhoof since 1985 and has had a long standing tradition in the community. Sadly, last year, there was no Terry Fox Run in the community as a new volunteer Run Organizer was needed. This year, we are excited to introduce Vanderhoof’s new Run Organizer, Michael Reed. We would like to take the opportunity to welcome him to the team, and thank him for his contribution and dedication. “The Terry Fox Foundation funds research in all kinds of cancer, believing as Terry did, that we need to conquer this disease once and for all”, says Donna White, Provincial Director for the Terry Fox Foundation British Columbia and Yukon. It is due to the continuous efforts of Run Organizers, like
Blue Mountain 4-H Club Alison Eggleton Submitted Blue Mountain 4-H is group that meets once a month to discuss upcoming events and anything else of importance. So far we have participated in a few events, the first being the co-op fundraiser on April 12th and 13th. All members who participated worked hard to help move inventory from the old co-op building to the new one. We also cleaned up the parking lot and helped out in any way we could. Overall the fundraiser was a success. The next main event was pre-rally day on May 3rd. Any members who were able to attend practiced for rally day which will be on June 7th. Along with preparing for rally day, members are constantly working on their projects for the fall fair in August. The group has a wide variety of projects including beef, rabbits, photography and market lambs plus a few more. Continue reading our article for more upcoming events.
Michael that money fundraised in Terry’s name has made The Terry Fox Foundation a national investor in cancer research. The Runs are a non-competitive, all-inclusive, family oriented activity where participants can run, walk, blade or bike. This year’s event in Vanderhoof takes place at Riverside Park on the National Run Day, September 14th, 2014. Volunteers are needed for both run day activities and the organizing committee. By becoming a volunteer, you will be an integral part of carrying Terry’s torch and helping your community contribute to the $650 million already raised for cancer research worldwide. “If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.” Terry taught us that every contribution matters. We urge you to volunteer with a truly grassroots organization and help us continue to work together to outrun cancer. If you are interested in volunteering In Vanderhoof, please contact: Donna White, Provincial Director The Terry Fox Foundation, British Columbia and Yukon 1.888.836.9786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our pet of the week is Jane. She arrived at the shelter with her brother John. She is a two month old spayed female Black and White kitten. Kitten season is upon us! Jane is one of many kittens that we will have arriving in the next few weeks. She is playful, and high energy! Everything you are looking for in a Kitten. If Jane sounds like the kitten for you. Please come and meet her at the North Cariboo BC SPCA. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADOPT JANE OR NEED MORE INFO PLEASE CALL
This ad is sponsored by
FUR BABIES PET BOUTIQUE Jodi Carlton
2421 Burrard Ave, Vanderhoof
In part with Omineca Express
250-699-6688 Purified Drinking Water
❚ Demineralized ❚ Sales & Rentals
WATER COOLERS AVAILABLE Ideal for homes and businesses
NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The date and location of the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the month of June 2014 is as follows: June 16, 2014 School Board Office, Vanderhoof, BC This meeting will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer
Church Directory For more information or to join Vanderhoof’s Faith Church Directory
Call Pam at 250-567-9258
The Gospel Chapel 448 Connaught Street
BC SPCA your first adoption option!
NECHAKO COMMUNITY CHURCH MENNONITE BRETHREN
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
1393 Highway 16 East (Across from P.J. Collision)
(Affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada)
For more information call
Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Sunday School - 11:00 am
Our Mission Glorifying God by helping all people move closer to Jesus Christ one step at a time.
Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship
The Church on the Corner “Giving you a Purpose to live for and People to live with” Worship Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Small Groups meeting together regularly: We have a place for you to belong! For more information call
567-9198 263 Vanderview Drive For more information visit our website: www.vcfemc.com
Making Jesus known
Omineca Express Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Day of Service Project The local RBC Royal Bank branch volunteered their time to do some spring cleaning at the Museum site on Tuesday, May 27th along with a $1,000 donation to the Nechako Valley Historical Society.
September 9 - 13
Over 3500 BC 55+ Seniors expected to attend.
What’s happening in your region?
Government of B.C. sponsors Crown grant for Village of Fraser Lake Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad announced the Village of Fraser Lake is receiving a sponsored Crown grant of 2.22 hectares of land to construct the Silver Birch Seniors’ Housing assisted living residential complex. The sponsorship grant is valued at $41,000, the current market value of the land. This grant will al-
low the village to secure land adjacent to the existing seniors’ assisted living complex ensuring residents can stay in the Village of Fraser Lake rather than moving to other communities. The planned assisted living residence will be built and operated by Fraser Lake and District Senior Citizens Home Society. “This is a great first
step for Fraser Lake and District Senior Home Society to construct a new assisted living facility right in the heart of the Village of Fraser Lake,” said John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes. “We can improve the quality of life for residents with assisted living needs to stay right in our community rather than move to other locations.”
Shop for Father’s Day MEAT BEEF TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK - 30.84KG .........................$13.99 LBS MARINATED PETITE TENDERS - 15.41KG ......................................$6.99 LBS HOUSEWARES SMALL CAMO COOLER - 9.5L ........................................................ $29.97 CAMO WATER COOLER - 3.8L ........................................................ $14.97 LARGE CAMO COOLER - 45.4L ...................................................... $49.97 150 QUART MARINE COOLER - 1 ONLY.......................................... $99.97 HARDWARE CAMP CHEF PORTABLE STAINLESS STEEL BBQ. 12,000 BTU. JUST CLOSE IT UP AND GO. REG 129.99 ..........................SPECIAL $99.97 DEWALT 7.25” CIRCULAR SAW. LIGHTWEIGHT. REG 139.99 .......................................................................SPECIAL $99.97 2X27 FT RATCHETING TIE DOWN. UP TO 10,000 LB LOAD LIMIT. REG 22.99 .........................................................................SPECIAL $12.97 ALL POULAN CHAINSAWS - GAS AND ELECTRIC AVAILABLE ....... 25% OFF GAS BAR - JUNE 10-15 30LB PROPANE CYLINDER - REG 86.99 .............................SPECIAL $50.00 SLIME DUALLY RV GAUGE - REG 9.99 ................................. SPECIAL $4.97 NOVELTY AIR FRESHENERS - DUCK, FISH, DEER - REG 2.99 .. SPECIAL $1.97 WHILE QUANTITIES LAST
This grant was sponsored by the Ministry of
Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Get involved. We’ll show you how.
Play With WithUs” Us” “Come Play
EXCITED TO BE A HOME-OWNER?
Don’t forget about insurance! (or to use the door!)
5-Year Closed Mortgage
3.18 as low as
off of your Home Owners Insurance policy through Integris Insurance Services Ltd.
We Take the Bite out of Home Ownership
Find out more @ integriscu.ca
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Omineca Express
Write The Editor c/o Omineca Express, Box 1007, Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0 l Fax 250-567-2070 l email@example.com
The media and the Cody Legebokoff trial Bill Phillips Prince George Free Press The media circus I had anticipated for the Cody Legebokoff trial hasn’t quite materialized. I had envisioned hordes of out-of-town media descending on the Prince George courthouse for the trial and turning the place into … well, a circus. (The Greg Matters inquest is still fresh in my memory.) As it turns out, only a handful of provincial and national media have shown up for the opening days of the trial. And, from what I’ve seen, they’ve been respectful and the coverage, from both the local and national media, has been pretty good. The National Post’s Christie Blatchford is here. Reading her coverage of the trial shows why she is one of the country’s best writers. Global TV’s John Daly is also here. It will likely be one of his last big trials for Global as he has apparently taken a buy-out and will leave the station by the end of August. Fellow Global alumni Harvey Oberfeld is suggesting that Daly will move to CTV. The Globe and Mail, CBC-TV, and Canadian Press also have reporters at the trial. And, of course, the local media is there in full force as well. While the media is doing its darnedest to get the stories out, Justice Glen Parrett, in his opening remarks to the jury, told them to ignore us or, more specifically, ignore media reports about the case. “The media can get the facts wrong, and they delight in talking to people and giving them a chance to get the facts wrong,” he said. As an example, he pointed to a story that ran in a couple of newspapers (not this one), quoting Mayor Shari Green saying the trial isn’t too big a deal in Prince George and suggested it has more of an impact on rural communities around the city because that’s where the crimes occurred. As Parrett pointed out, three of the four murders were in Prince George. Green, of course, was putting a public relations spin on things, trying to protect the city’s image. Parrett is right, the jury has to decide the case based on the facts presented in court. It has to be very difficult for them, especially over an expected six- to eight-month trial, to not see and/or be influenced by media reports on the trial. The jurors have the toughest job of all. The 10 men and four women on the jury have committed to being there for the full length of the trial. With the exception of the accused and spectators, for everyone else who is there, it’s their job. Parrett told the jury several times that they are the judges of the facts and he is the judge of the law. And they are in it for the long haul. Hats off to all the members of the jury for truly doing their civic duty. It’s not an easy task. With the trial expected to last months, the crush of out-of-town media will soon wane only to return when a verdict nears. It will be the local media that covers this trial from beginning to end. So stick with us. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial: email@example.com
Office: Anne Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org Creative Services: Julia Beal Wendy Haslam email@example.com
150 W. Columbia St. Box 1007 Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0
Subscriptions - (per year GST incl.) Local - $43.50 Seniors - $37.30 Outside Area - $60.15
Phone: 250-567-9258 Fax: 250-567-2070
Copyright Canada No. 22 Serial No. 132934
- B.C. Press Council
The Omineca Express is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Letter to the Editor
IDIDALAP4CANCER is a special event for Vanderhoof Last year I had the pleasure of attending my very first IDIDALAP4CANCER event in Vanderhoof. I didn’t organize a fundraising team but spent the entire 12 hours at the NVSS track walking laps, visiting with other cancer survivors and their families and giving the survivor speech at the opening ceremonies. I was so very impressed by the whole day that I put together a team to participate this year. What struck me as so special about this day was how personal it was to everyone that attended. School kids arrive just before noon and take their place on the field; they’ve raised countless dollars and some classes perform special songs or dances they have been working on. Their teachers have invested a fair bit of time and effort in getting them there to participate in the day. As I walked the track on the survivor’s lap with so many others it was a very emotional time; people stood along the track and cheered us on. Many of us were in tears when we were done. “ IDIDALAMPS” are deco-
rated during the day and placed all the way around the track; a symbol of remembrance for those we have lost to cancer and a symbol of courage and hope for those who are challenged by it now. At 11:00pm volunteers light them all up and the entire track becomes a beacon; families gather at their special lamps in moments of silence or celebration; you can feel the emotions as you pass each flickering light. Cancer touches so many people and the love and support of a community can play a huge role in the lives of those individuals and their families. I know this first hand; 12 years ago when I was undergoing treatment for cancer this community rallied around and was instrumental in my recovery. I hope to see a lot of people at this event on June 20, 2014 from noon until midnight down at the NVSS track. Sincerely, Heather Ferris
National Health and Fitness Day Hi Mr. Black, Thank you for considering supporting National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD). NHFD is an initiative to raise awareness to all Canadians about the need for everyone to have a fitter lifestyle to counteract the cost of inactivity estimated at $7B per year. NHFD is not THE solution but a part of the solution since going to the gym once might make one feel good, but the long-lasting results are created by going consistently exercising. As you probably know, MP John Weston created fitness initiatives for parliamentarians and Canadians since 2009, and he introduced NHFD to his colleagues in the House of Commons in the fall of 2012. By 2013, Senator Nancy Greene Raine began to involve 100 Canadian Senators and introduced a Bill to create NHFD in the Senate in fall 2013. Legislators are encouraged to support their local mayors and councillors of cities and towns across the country to proclaim a day to promote health and fitness for their citizens. This enact-
ment motivates their cities and towns to proclaim the national movement of proclaiming the first Saturday in June every year as “National Health and Fitness Day.” Last weekend, National Health and Fitness Day was endorsed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and its 2000 members, in Niagara Falls. So far, 132 cities officially proclaimed the day. Nationalhealthandfitnessday.com is our official portal and we have several events listed leading to the day. The movement is gaining a lot of momentum and we are happy to see more people involved in creating more events and raising awareness about the benefit of being active. I look forward to assist you with possible next steps. Best regards, Josh Hemond, Director of Communications Office of John Weston, MP for West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country
NEWS David Martens & Sons Ltd.: Recipients of Award
Omineca Express Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Reprinted courtesy of Beef in BC Richard Martens of David Martens & Sons Ltd (DMS) of Vanderhoof, B.C. was recently honoured with the 20th annual BC Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) at the 2014 BCCA AGM. TESA recognizes BC ranchers that are implementing environmentally sustainable practices on their ranch operation. “I was incredibly honoured to be recognized by my peers in this way,” says Richard Martens. “I did not realize how passionate landowners and cattlemen are about their environment and I absolutely did not expect the enthusiastic response to the work done here at DMS by ranchers from across the province. Most of all, I am excited about raising awareness for the bigger cause which is Murray Creek restoration and NEWWS [Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society].” DMS is a second generation family farm with diversified operations located north of Vanderhoof, B.C. The farm was established in the early 1950s by Richard Martens’ father, William. He started the present day farm with three quartersections of land and a small dairy. Over the years, the family added beef cattle to the opera-
Richard and Nancy Martens (centre) at the BCCA AGM in Creston with the award sponsors
tion and expanded the land base. Today the ranch is operated by Richard and his four siblings in three divisions: cow/calf and finishing feedlot, farming and dairy. Richard manages the beef division of the family operation. Richard Martens is a leader in water stewardship practices in the Nechako Valley. Six years ago a community group was formed to look at stream rehabilitation along Murray Creek. The creek flows through the family farm into Nechako River at the only known spawning grounds for endangered Nechako white sturgeon. Richard became one of the strongest advocates of the project and Murray Creek became the demonstration stream for rehabilitation in the Nechako Valley agricul-
Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club
We would like to thank all our volunteers and sponsors for making our 39th Annual 1000 Yard Shoot a success.
Our sponsors: Big Horn Sales Blackwell Trucking Nechako Outdoors Pine Ridge Stevenson Knives Jack Anderson Contracting Brant Down Range Precision Beaver Brook Contracting Ron Ball Burns Lake Auto Rolf Johnson Corlane LDM Anvilring Transport Pacific Truck Finning Inland Kenworth Jims Ultra Auto P + B feeds Purely H20 Cross Creek Logging Hirsch Precision Kal-tire Woods ‘n’ Water Burns Lake Post Office Lino’s Sales Home hardware Pharmasave NAPA Thank you for your continued support of our event, we’re looking forward to next year! Please support those who support us. We had a great shoot this year.
1000 Yard Shoot Committee, Tweedsmuir Park Rod and Gun Club
tural area. Richard now speaks with neighbouring farmers about the group’s accomplishments, how to encourage environmental stewardship, and to share the benefits their ranch has experienced because of the restoration work. Subsequently, Richard became a founding director of the Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society (NEWSS). With increased requests from regional land owners, NEWSS has grown to a society that now proposes stream restoration to over 30 streams that flow through the Nechako agriculture belt. This has greatly influenced other farmers and ranchers to recognize the value of adopting water stewardship practices as part of their operations. In 2010, the Murray Creek Demonstration Site at the farm was developed to showcase riparian restoration
and to provide students, community groups, university students, regional authorities, and government the opportunity to learn about and engage with stewardship. The restoration project involved: * fencing off direct access to Murray and Clear Creeks (15 km of fencing) * using electric fence to protect riparian and stream habitat * planting willows and red osier along the riparian area * providing four different opportunities for watering cattle that either negate impacts to the stream or keep cattle away from the stream. The 550 head cattle herd are separated into three herds and rotationally grazed using five pastures for each herd. A full electric grazing grid is used to allow flexibility in pasture management and to preserve riparian and stream habitat. Continued on page 8
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE
G RAND OPENING OF THE NECHAKO WHITE STURGEON CONSERVATION CENTRE T he Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC invites you to join us and our many partners and supporters in
conservation facility. Tuesday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm St. Joseph’s 2980 Burrard Avenue, Vanderhoof, BC
representatives from governments, First Nations and other partners, followed by a viewing of the new facility. A light lunch, refreshments and cake will be served.
Trade connects us. Jared and workers like him are building the Port of Prince Rupert’s Road, Rail, and Utility Corridor. Once the two-year construction project is complete, our gateway will move more cargo to overseas markets. That means jobs and prosperity for people in northern BC. Our terminals may be located in Prince Rupert, but we’re building connections clear across Canada - and the globe. Learn more about the value of trade at www.rupertport.com/connections
Farewell Prairiedale School
On Friday, June 6th, Prairiedale Elementary PAC hosted a farewell family BBQ with great success. Over 150 people enjoyed the evening where the only entertainment was the playground, fabulous food and some great visiting. Dads and kids invented a game on the baseball diamond which I am not sure anyone ever fully knew the rules of. Kids of all ages played together with laughter being heard the entire evening. Submitted by Carrie Smith
Stewardship Award From page 7 Calving is planned in May to reduce winter feeding requirements and provide good quality grass soon after calving. The grazing season is extended through to midNovember with second growth alfalfa. By winter feeding on open fields, cattle are more fit and natural nutrient distribution occurs for healthier pastures. High efficiency irrigation pivots and wheel lines were installed over the years but more recently, the focus has been on moisture preservation. Zero tillage is one way that the ranch achieves this. The ranch completed an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) in 2006 and renewed the plan in 2012. The Martens were among the first to complete the EFP in the area. They
also participate and have qualified under the Verified Beef Program. This award would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: BMO Bank of Montre-
al, MNP LLP, and the Beef Cattle Industry Development Fund. As the recipients of the BCCA TESA, DMS is entered in the national Environmental Stewardship Award offered by the Canadian Cattle-
men’s Association. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association will announce the recipient in August, 2014. For more information and statistics about BC ranching, visit www.cattlemen.bc.ca
Omineca Golf Course Results Seniors - Four Ball Scramble June 4 Sponsored by Westline Ford
1st Place -
Ellen Randall Dan Boyd Erling Clemmensen Bill Krawzyck 2nd Place - Mildred Mountford Brian Bradbury Larry Shantz Don Syversten 3rd Place Sheila Fletcher Stan Zawada John Wiebe Bob Verkerk Most honest golfers: Joyce Shantz Dick Holmes Louie Page Ken Silver
Men’s Night June 5 Sponsored by Westline Ford
1st - $100.........Jim Prestmo, 24.25 Gordie Peters, Mike Brise, Dick Holmes 2nd - $80..........Norm Avison, 24.62 Steve Little, Jim Woodruff, Terry King 3rd - $60 ..........Dave Boon, 25.00 CB Darren Koehmstedt, Ryan Makow, Tim Johnson 4th - $40...........Trevor Patrick, 25.00 Philip Prince, Leroy Mickle 5th - $40...........Brian Bradbury, 25.5 Bernie LaRusic, Bill Thibeault 6th - $20...........Darren Goliquer, 26.0 Chris Howe, Trevor Metcalf, David Makin
Ad donated by Omineca Express
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Omineca Express
New economic action plan Steven Maisey Lakes District News The Regional District of BulkleyNechako is creating a new regional economic development action plan that will be used by the regional district to support the region’s businesses and communities, as well as to build a strong regional economy. In order for the action plan to reflect the local needs and perspectives of the local businesses, it is essential that the regional district hear from local business and community leaders. There are multiple ways to get involved and have your voice heard. The regional district urges business and community leaders to attend a community forum to share ideas about the economic development action plan. These forums were held June 3 in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James, June 4 in Fraser Lake, June 5 in Burns Lake and will be held June 16 in Smithers and Telkwa, June 17 in Houston and June 18 in Granisle. The goals of the economic development action plan are to develop longterm economic prosperity, enhance the
HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE THERAPY BY MAGDALENA SAITO
region as a great place to live, work and visit, offer a quality of life that serves to attract and retain residents, offer all residents, communities and businesses an opportunity to prosper and to ensure the regional economy is diverse. The plan will provide overall economic development direction for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, in addition to identifying mutually supportive partnerships. “What we’re hoping to achieve is to support the economic prosperity of our region and use those things that enhance the livability and resilience that’s where we are going with this,” Bill Miller, Director of Area B for the Regional District said. Other ways to have your opinion heard is to fill out an online survey at www.rdbn.bc.ca/economicdevelopment/actionplan, or to set up a personal interview with the regional district by contacting the manager of economic development, Corrine Swenson via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 250-692-3195. For more information, visit: www. rdbn.bc.ca/economicdevelopment/ economic-development/action-plan.
Stress We’ve talked a lot about stress, and how the best thing for your health is to avoid it. Easier said than done right? This week let’s talk stress, next week.. what we can do about it. We’ve mentioned two types of stress: distress (The bad stuff) & eustress (The good stress that helps you get stuff done) problem in today’s world.. eustress though positive, when constant can negatively affect the body both physically and emotionally. Stress is bad for the body. It is increases the risk of conditions such as: · Heart disease – it increases heart rate & blood flow, causes the release of cholesterol and triglycerides into the blood stream that can create plaque and stick to blood vessel walls · Obesity – stress secrete excess cortisol which increase the amount of fat stored in the belly. · Diabetes – first off, more fat (due to stress) is worse on the body, secondly stress has been shown to increase glucose levels of those with type II diabetes. · Depression & Anxiety – higher and more stress tends to make someone more likely to feel depressed or anxious · Gastrointestinal issues – stress can make ulcers worse, our emotions and our gut is connected by a vast amount of nerves, its why you get butterflies in your stomach when you get nervous, or cramps when you really don’t want to do things · Aging – stress ages you, it makes your body work harder with nothing to compensate for it, Did you know that stress also exacerbates almost every other health condition you can think of. Live a longer, happier, healthier life simply.. de-stress
Magdalena Saito Holistic Health Practitioner
250-524-0333 -- www.HalcyonHolistic.com
Young Living Essential Oils Distributor & Reﬂexologist
11,2014 2014 Omineca Express Wednesday, Wednesday,June June 11,
www.ominecaexpress.com A9 A9 www.ominecaexpress.com
Your community. Your classiﬁeds.
250.567.9258 fax 250.567-2070 email email@example.com
150 W Columbia Street, PO Box 1007 Vanderhoof, BC, V0J3A0
NECHAKO RESERVOIR UPDATE
LEGAL assistant required. Conveyance and/or property development experience preferred but will consider all applicants. Email resume to Jodie@pearcetaylor.com
4 June 2014
Reservoir Elevation: 851.23 m
SLS Discharge: 50.00 m3/s
Visit website www.waterofﬁce.ec.gc.ca for up to date real-time ﬂow information for the Nechako River.
E-Mail: advertising@ ominecaexpress. com OFFICE HOURS Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 5:00 pm Omineca Express published every Wednesday Stuart/Nechako Advertiser published every Friday
Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812
Personals MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-712-9851.
Professional/ Management FINANCIAL Advisor Opportunity. Credit Union Services Organization (CUSO) represents various C.U.’s across BC. We are seeking professional financial advisors to work with our members. Our advisors have unlimited earning potential and can be partially vested in their book of business. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE'RE HIRING! Mt. Milligan is currently accepting applications for our Prince George ofÀce for the following positions:
· ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ADMINISTRATOR · PAYROLL ADVISOR · SENIOR ACCOUNTANT · CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR · ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR
RATE OF PAY: $28.76 per hour as per the current Collective Agreement
GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629 Website: www.tcvend.com
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. is an integrated wood products manufacturing company with operations throughout north-central British Columbia. Since 1962 the dedicated team at the Sinclar Group has been building strong and stable businesses by encouraging leadership and innovation in our workforce, upholding the family values that framed our beginnings, and respecting the needs of the communities in which we all live and work.
APARTMENT/CONDO MANAGER TRAINING
While our focus is meeting the needs of our customers, our success is driven by our people. We are currently looking at adding additional strength to our team.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT to start training for your work-at-home career today! THERE IS still a huge demand for Canscribe Medical Transcription graduates. Medical Transcription is a great workfrom-home career! Contact us today at www.canscribe.com Call 1.800.466.1535 or email: email@example.com.
Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416
Electrician TQ – Vanderhoof IT Department
DUTIES TO COMMENCE: June 19, 2014
INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853
School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)
HOURS OF WORK: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
CANCEL YOUR TimeshareNo Risk Program, Stop Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.
• Certified Home Study Course • Jobs Registered Across Canada • Gov. Certified www.RMTI.ca / 604.681.5456 or 1.800.665.8339
Available immediately, full time or part time summer employment at our Finger Joint and Pellet Plants. Shift work will be required. Safety and Production training is provided to all entry level positions. Starting wage is $15.00/ hour and a Group Medical Plan is offered. To apply please fax or email resume to: Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products Fax: (250) 567-5305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please apply online at:
ADVERTISING DEADLINES Express -- Friday, 12-noon Advertiser -- Tuesday, 12-noon
Advertisements should be read on the ﬁrst publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the ﬁrst insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classiﬁed advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminated against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justiﬁed by a bona ﬁde requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all advertisements and in all other advertising material appearing in this edition of the Omineca Express. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.
VANDERHOOF SPECIALTY WOOD PRODUCTS
Share in our growth and success
Finance Administrator, Apollo – Fort St. James We are seeking a Finance Administrator to join our team at the Apollo mill in Fort St. James. This important role will provide accurate, timely and effective accounting and administrative support to the operation. In addition to managing the day-to-day accounting function for the operation, the incumbent will work closely with Apollo’s parent company, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of business and financial information. Specific duties include month-end financial reporting, overseeing accounts payable and receivable, ensuring that all transactions are recorded accurately and completely in accordance with accounting policies and standards, providing ad hoc reports, and providing payroll and administrative support as required. This position is extremely detail oriented; requires a high level of accuracy, good judgement, excellent communications skills and strong problem solving abilities. Experience and knowledge of computerized accounting and financial systems and strong data entry abilities are essential together with advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite. Good organizational skills, including the ability to meet tight deadlines and identify and manage changing priorities are required. Candidates should possess an accounting diploma or have progressed toward a professional accounting designation, together with several years of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of work experience and education will be considered. In addition to the technical requirements of the position, candidates must be outstanding team players, with high levels of initiative, dependability and reliability, and a willingness to contribute, to learn and to grow. If you are interested in joining an organization that is committed to sustainable growth and innovation while supporting healthy and vibrant communities, please apply to: email@example.com Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial review of applications will begin June 13th, 2014. We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those shortlisted will be contacted.
School District No.91 (Nechako Lakes) is seeking a highly motivated, progressive individual who would be interested in working as an Electrician TQ in the Vanderhoof Area. This individual would perform a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair, alteration and construction of District buildings and equipment. The ideal candidate should demonstrate or meet the following criteria: KNOWLEDGE O completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certificate) O valid B.C. Trades Certification as an Electrician O BC Driver’s License - Class 5 Full Privileged with an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver’s abstract EXPERIENCE experience gained through Trades Qualification apprenticeship program inclusive of 2 years industry related experience O WHMIS Certificate and familiarity with Work Safe BC (WCB) safety procedures O
SKILLS & ABILITIES ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications O ability to perform a variety of skilled tasks in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems equipment O thorough & current knowledge of the standards, practices, regulations, methods, tools & equipment of the trade O ability to use courtesy, tact and discretion to deal with or settle requests, complaints or clarification of information O ability to use judgement and initiative in identifying, adapting and applying procedures and approaches to address unusual problem situations and resolve most conflicts O physical capability to perform the job duties O basic working knowledge of computers O
For complete duties and responsibilities of this position, please contact Lynn Maksymchak at 250-567-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted for the following position until 12:00 noon Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by: LYNN MAKSYMCHAK DISTRICT PRINCIPAL – HUMAN RESOURCES/ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) PO BOX 129 VANDERHOOF BC V0J 3A0
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com
A10 A10 www.ominecaexpress.com www.ominecaexpress.com
Wednesday, June11, 11,2014 2014Omineca OminecaExpress Express Wednesday, June
MORICETOWN BAND ADMINISTRATION 205 Beaver Road, Smithers, BC VOJ 2N1 Job Title: Band Administrator JOB DESCRIPTION: The Moricetown Band Administrator will be responsible for the administration of all Band Programs within the budget allocated. The Band Administrator will ensure that Band policies and regulations are adhered to, and supervise all Band Program Managers and Contractors. Job Duties: • Ability to manage, supervise and provide support to staff in addressing programming requirements. • Advisor to Chief and Council on all areas of Band Management • Knowledge working with provincial and federal funding agencies including: programs, regulations, procedures of AANDC, and other funding arrangements. • Good knowledge of financial accounting principles for budget planning and monitoring of expenditures. • Ability to write funding proposals, preparation of reports and correspondence. • Provide report and attend monthly Council Meetings and Committee meetings (as required). • Possess strong administrative and computer skills. • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written. • Must submit a criminal record check. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • A Degree in Business Administration or Management • Project Leadership, Project Management and/or Community Development experience • 4-5 years experience working with First Nations in a management role. • Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience. • Knowledge of Wet’suwet’en culture will be an asset. PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS OR RESUMES COMPLETE WITH A COVER LETTER AND THREE REFERENCES TO: Lucy Gagnon, Band Administrator Moricetown Band Phone (250) 847-2133 Fax (250) 847-9291 Email: email@example.com Closing Date: June 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm Only those applicants considered for this position will be notified.
Trades, Technical PCL ENERGY- Now Hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40 +/hr) and Scaffolders ($38+/hr) for an industrial project in Vanscoy, SK. LOA of $145/day worked, travel and bonuses paid! We offer competitive wages and benefits. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevent E. coli Infection (“Hamburger Disease”) Cook all ground beef until there is No Pink AND the juices run clear!
HEAVY DUTY Mechanic to work in private shop on farm. We have several semi trucks hauling farm products as well as farm tractors. Job would include maintenance on all equipment, as well as repairs as necessary, clutch, wheel seals, some welding, etc. This is a full time year round position. Call 250-838-6630 or email: email@example.com.
ARE YOU $10K Or More In Debt? DebtGo can help reduce a significant portion of your debt load. Call now and see if you qualify. 1-800-3511783. 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.
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com
Job Posting Feller Buncher Operator
Selkin Logging Ltd. & Michell Enterprises
Requires EXPERIENCED FULL TIME LOG TRUCK DRIVERS Benefit and Pension Package available Work in the Fraser Lake/Vanderhoof areas Hauling into Canfor-Plateau. To apply fax resume to: (250) 699-6545 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THINK SAFE! BE SAFE!
Tahtsa Group is looking for a
for our camp south of Houston. Transportation will be provided from Burns Lake. 5 day work week. Helping with kitchen duties, as well as custodial work. Please email resume to Angelika at email@example.com or fax to 250-692-7140
Date of Posting: June 2, 2014 Position: Full Time Feller Buncher Operator Operations based out of Vanderhoof, BC Salary: $26.00-$29.00 Hourly Benefits: Full benefits package upon reaching minimum hour requirements Phone: 250-567-5801 Contact: Ron Fawcett Fax: 250-567-5881 PO Box 96 250-567-7461 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Cell: Job Description: The feller-buncher operator runs a purpose-built machine with a long heel-boom arm and tree-cutting head, which is a self-propelled, off-road vehicle that moves through the forest to cut, fall and place whole trees into piles (bunches). The operator safely maneuvers on moderate to steep forest slopes and rough terrain to skillfully fall designated trees. Controls machine operation seated inside the machine’s cab, using a combination of joysticks, buttons, pedals and levers. Prior Experience: Minimum two years’ experience working as feller buncher operator; preference given to applicants with previous experience operating and maintaining heavy equipment.
VANDERHOOF AND AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Schneider Services Ltd.
PLUMBING/HEATING/GASFITTING SOLAR THERMAL
All jobs BIG or small, give us a call!
Box 2033 Vanderhoof
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE HERE GIVE US A CALL: 250-567-9258
Tandem dump truck, 4x4 Backhoe, gravel sales, general hauling, foundations, water & sewer lines and snow removal. FRANK TEICHROEB 3393 Sinkutview Rd, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2 567-2029
BOOKKEEPING Small Business Bookkeeping
241 Omineca Street (Alley Access) - Payroll PO Box 1445, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 - Accounts Receivable - Accounts Payable Vanderhoof, BC - Government Remittances 250-567-8851 phone - Bank Reconciliations 250-567-4215 fax - Monthly Financial Statements firstname.lastname@example.org www.terran-bookkeeping.ca
Personal Income Tax
ADVERTISING Serving Fort St. James and area since 1972
Commercial and Industrial Plumbing and HVAC Heavy Water and Civil Construction Water Treatment and Filtration Systems
INSTALLATION & REPAIRS
ADVERTISING Serving Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake
Pam Berger Publisher 150 W. Columbia St Box 1007, Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0
Tel: 250-567-9258 Fax: 250-567-2070 Email: email@example.com
ADvertiser STUART NECHAKO
Reaching Every Door
Pam Berger Publisher
Serving Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake
Pam Berger Publisher
Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org News: email@example.com Website: www.caledoniacourier.com
150 W. Columbia St Box 1007, Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0
Tel: 250-567-9258 Fax: 250-567-2070 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Omineca Express Wednesday, 11,2014 2014 Omineca Express Wednesday,June June 11,
Merchandise for Sale
www.ominecaexpress.com A11 A11
Townhouses 3/bdrm townhouses in a family- friendly complex. Close to downtown, schools & park. $695/mth. 250-567-4430
Apt/Condo for Rent
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
FIREARMS: ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. Call 1-866960-0045 Or visit online at: www.dollars4guns.com
ABOVE THE REST!
UNFILED TAX Returns? Unreported Income? Avoid Prosecution and Penalties. Call a Tax Attorney First! 1855-668-8089. (Mon-Fri 9-6 ET)
Legal Services 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.
Home Repairs FAST AND Reliable Plumbing Repairs, 24/7. Call Parker Dean for your next plumbing job. Present this ad and get $50 off. Vancouver area. Call 1-800-573-2928.
5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE
Secure quiet apartments VACANCY
Houses For Sale
ISAGENIX Looking for results in the gym? Trouble losing weight or gaining muscle? http://beginning.isagenix.com or to set up a phone call e-mail email@example.com
Misc. for Sale A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Browse ﬂyers from your favourite national and local retailers
2009 PONTIAC VIBE
excellent condition, 60,000 kms, fully loaded with a set of winter tires. Manual, front wheel drive. $9800
Call (250) 251-4500 or (250) 698-7533
Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.
$725 - $755
Large 1 Bdrm from HOUSE FOR SALE
3300 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house on 7.4 acres, 3 minutes east of Burns Lake. Large kitchen with 2 islands and Jenn-Air cooktop stove. French doors leading to deck. Sunken living room and family room with fireplace and sliding doors to deck. Maple and tile floors throughout. 30’x40’ shop, 2 car garage attached to the house. Paved driveway. Minutes from world class mountain biking trails, incredible lakes and the most beautiful outdoor recreation area. Asking $345,000 obo. Call or text 250-692-0825/250-692-0506
$695 - $725
NO SMOKING - NO PETS * Balconies * Landscaped View * Cablevision Available
250-567-4048 or 250-567-9080 BURRARD APARTMENTS. Two bdrm suites. No pets 250-567-9128
1/2 DUPLEX STRATA UNIT Senior Oriented
ﬂyers. deals.savings savings tips. ﬂyers.coupons. coupons. deals. tips. Visit
ﬂyers. coupons. deals. savings tips.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1188 sq ft with full basement. (Johnny Martens built). 331 West Stewart Street. $203,000. Contact 250-567-8404
LAKE FRONT, Francois Lake, B.C. 1600 sq. ft. home, 14 yrs. old, full basement, approved sewer, .63 acre. $305,000 (250) 694-3365.
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT or call 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.
Apt/Condo for Rent
REQUEST FOR BID
1 bdrm suite, main floor. 1 person $850/mo 2 person $950/mo, utilities and cable included. No Pets, No Drugs, No Loud noise or out immediately $400 damage deposit. Furnished or not. ph: 250-5672717 leave message
Nechako Valley Community Services Society is seeking a qualified building contractor to complete a renovation of the West Wing of our Vanderhoof office. The renovation includes the upgrading/updating of two counselling rooms, a washroom, a play therapy room, an art therapy room and the front desk reception area. All rooms require soundproofing. One short wall will be moved, an interior window will be enlarged and plumbing will be re-located. New cabinetry, a custom reception desk and new flooring is also required.
MAKE YOUR POINTOF-SALE
Misc Services Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach hundreds of potential buyers daily. Call today to place your ad and make a sale quickly.
Misc. Wanted BUYING Coin Collections, Estates, Antiques, Native Art, Silver, Jewelry 778-281-0030
Visit Visit ﬂyers. coupons. deals. savings tips. ﬂyers. coupons. deals. savings tips.
Fort Fraser Petro Canada
OPEN 24 HOURS/7 DAYS A WEEK
Rentals Heavy Duty Bumper Fits older Dodge or newer Ford. $700 250-649-8004
Browse ﬂyers from your favourite national and local retailers
Browse ﬂyers from your favourite national and local retailers
Large 2 Bdrm from
Merchandise for Sale
Check weekly ﬂyers ﬂyers (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX Check out out weekly (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX and SAVE! and SAVE! AND SAVE! Browse nationaland andlocal local retailers Browseﬂyers ﬂyersfrom from your your favourite favourite national retailers
Cars - Domestic
For Sale By Owner
3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315
FIND A FRIEND
www.ominecaexpress.com AND SAVE!
A site tour and review of the blueprints, prior to submitting a Bid, is mandatory and can be arranged by contacting Karen Bancroft during normal business hours. Closing Time: Closing Date: Business Address:
2:00 p.m., local time June 30, 2014 157 West Victoria Street Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Ph: 250-567-9205 Fax: 250-567-3939
Sealed bids will only be accepted up until the closing date and time. The Society reserves the right to reject any or all Bids. The lowest Bid may not necessarily be accepted.
Looking for work?
Find Your Dream Job!
Full time/part time cooks and cashiers. Call: 250-690-7542 or drop off resume @ Fort Fraser Petro Canada 528 Highway 16, Fort Fraser
250-690-7542 or 250-690-7548 Have an opinion and a burning desire to express it? Write a letter. All letters must be signed and please include a day-time number where you can be reached for verification. Omineca Express, Box 1007, 150 W. Columbia St, Vanderhoof BC V0J3A0 Tel: 567-9258 Fax: 567-2070 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Website
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Omineca Express
The Fun Page
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Focus your energies in a positive way, Aries. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to, and now is the time to put your attitude to work.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you are ready for something or someone new. Right now is a good time to reach out and connect with a new passion. Things will get more interesting rather quickly. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You need to focus and get back to work this week, Gemini. Things have slipped out of your fingers, and it could take a little while before you get back on a schedule. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Shop around for the best deals before making a big purchase, Cancer. A little extra work can lead to substantial savings. There are deals to be had, so be patient. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Expect to reach a milestone in your life, Leo. This may have something to do with your family or career. Either way, the praise you will receive is warranted. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Sometimes it can be easy for you to get fixated on a certain way of doing things, Virgo. There are really many different paths to the same outcome when you are open to ideas. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, do not panic when a glitch arises in your plans. Just approach the situation from a different angle, and you will find a solution in no time. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Try not to push yourself too hard this week, Scorpio. This is a good time to maintain a low profile. Drawing too much attention to yourself might ruffle the wrong feathers this week.
ga our ! s for y free
CLUES ACROSS 1. The woman 4. New Rochelle college 8. If not 12. Rotating mechanism 13. Strong sharp smell or taste 14. Squash bug genus 15. Eggs 16. S. African Anglican bishop 18. Draws taut 20. One who tears down 21. Killed 22. Focus during yoga 26. Boxing referee declares 27. Morning 28. Make very hot and dry 29. At right angles to the keel 31. Basalt layers of earth 35. Most abundant rare-earth 36. Possessed 37. __ Hess, oil company 39. They __ 40. 17th state 41. Actress Sarandon 42. Nostrils 44. Speech defect 47. Atomic #73 48. Chewing treat 49. Determines time 53. An edict from the tsar 56. Lariate 57. Dreary
Regular Store Hours
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, something will bring a smile to your face early in the week, and there’s pretty much nothing that can put you in a bad mood. This is an ideal time to get things accomplished. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 You are never one to walk away from a challenge, Capricorn. This week you will be presented with a big obstacle, and you will have to step up to tackle the hard stuff. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Keep your eyes open and you just may stumble on something new and fascinating this week, Aquarius. This is a good time to explore new ideas and apply them to your daily life. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Someone gets bent out of shape over something that seems laughable to you, Pisces. You may need to adjust your view. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 8 Joan Rivers, Comic (81) JUNE 9 Natalie Portman, Actress (33) JUNE 10 Leelee Sobieski, Actress (31) JUNE 11 Peter Dinklage, Actor (45) JUNE 12 Chris Young, Singer (29) JUNE 13 Tanner Foust, Race Car Driver (41)
58. Cruise/Nicholson movie 62. 7th Greek letter 63. Tubings 64. “Blue Rider” artist August 65. Trent Reznor’s rock group 66. Recess 67. Picnic playwright Wm. 68. Turner or Danson CLUES DOWN 1. People of the lochs 2. Czech playwright Vaclav 3. Gave forth 4. Frozen drinks 5. Many not ands 6. Matchstick game 7. Embellish 8. Goes into 9. Twin Peaks actress Piper 10. Very fast airplane 11. Cologne 13. Benign glandular tumors 14. Used to cut and shape wood 17. __ King Cole 19. Japanese deer 22. Vitrines 23. Princely area 24. Mother-of-pearl 25. A___ - is in accord 29. Get _ _ of 30. Bay of All Saints state 32. Supernatural forces (N.Z.)
33. Promotional material 34. Rubicund 38. 12th Greek letter 39. Military weapon 43. No. diving sea birds 45. Place emphasis on 46. P. Reubens’ Herman 50. Dawdles 51. 1st Japanese Prime Minister 52. Ruth’s Mother-in-law (Bib.) 54. “Socrate” composer Erik 55. African antelope 57. Ice hockey fake 58. Expression of triumph 59. Dandy 60. Actor Aykroyd 61. Microgram
DRUGStore Pharmacy™ Hours
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Monday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Tuesday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Wednesday 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
2110 Ryley Ave., Vanderhoof 250-567-6000
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Thursday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Friday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM Saturday
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM Sunday
Please see cashiers for our in-store weekly free give away