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Province and First Nations sign deal

Audit of BL Specialty Wood finds problems The Forest Practices Board concluded that Burns Lake Specialty Wood failed to comply with Wildfire Act requirements to assess and reduce fire hazards.

Skin Tyee and Nee Tahi Buhn First Nations will receive $5.3 million out of the agreement

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Fatal accident on Hwy. 16 On Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 at 5:55 a.m., the Burns Lake RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle roll over collision on Hwy. 16 by Augier Main Forest Service Road.

FLAVIO NIENOW The Skin Tyee First Nation and Nee Tahi Buhn Band, located on the Southside, signed agreements with the province for the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline project. According to a press release, pipeline benefit agreements with First Nations are part of the B.C. government’s comprehensive approach to partnering with First Nations on LNG opportunities, which also includes developing skills training and environmental stewardship projects with First Nations. The Skin Tyee First Nation will receive approximately $2.8 million from the province at various stages in the project: $466,000 upon signing the agreement, $1.15 million when pipeline construction begins, and $1.15 million when the pipeline is in service. The Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band will receive approximately $2.5 million: $420,000 upon signing the agreement, $1.05 million when construction begins, and $1.05 million when the pipeline is operating. The terms of the agreement and initial benefit payment will come into effect once the First Nations have signed impact benefit agreements with Coastal GasLink. Skin Tyee First Nation and Nee Tahi Buhn Band will also receive a yet-to...see GASLINK

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According to Youenn Wilson, operations manager at DWB Consulting Services in Burns Lake, offering a wide range of services has helped keep the company in business.

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of 107 per cent. To date, there were 27 reported break and enters in Burns Lake in 2014. Of the 27 cases, only three investigations have led to charges. "Police would like to remind homeowners the importance of target hardening which includes locking all doors leading into their home," said MacDonald. "Additionally, homeowners are encouraged to place sticks in windows and eliminate the opportunity of a person gaining entry to a home without breaking glass." The Burns Lake RCMP Detachment encourages homeowners to consider using motion lights on the exterior of their residence. The community is also encouraged to report any suspicious activity by calling 250-692-7171.

New village council is ready to start their term Back row (L-R): Christopher Beach and John Illes. Front row (L-R): Kelley Holliday, Mayor Luke Strimbold and Susan Schienbein. The new village of Burns Lake council members were sworn into office on Dec. 1, 2014 at the village office. Beach and Illes were already on council during the last term, but Beach was on council for only one year since he was acclaimed in a by-election in the fall of 2013. Beach was re-elected with 421 votes, and Illes received 303 votes. Schienbein was a councillor from 2002 to 2005, 2005 to 2008 and again from 2011 to 2013, resigning in 2013. She received 283 votes. Holliday was elected with 281 votes. Mayor Luke Strimbold was re-elected with 483 votes out of 631 total votes. The newly Submitted photo elected council’s first official meeting is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2014.

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be-determined share of $10 million a year in ongoing benefits per pipeline. The ongoing benefits will be available to First Nations along the natural gas pipeline routes. The B.C. government anticipates signing similar agreements with other nations in the near future. Provincial benefit-sharing offers First Nations additional tools to partner in economic development, complements industry impact benefit agreements that provide jobs and business opportunities, and is a way for government and First Nations to partner and provide industry with the certainty needed to make investment decisions. “First and foremost, as leaders, we need to decide what is in the best interest of our communities,” said Rene Skin, Chief of Skin Tyee First Nation. “We believe that the LNG industry is one of the paths to prosperity for our members and all British Columbians through good-paying jobs, economic growth and collaboration on long-term environmental stewardship.” “Being directly involved in expanding LNG in British Columbia presents our community with an opportunity to benefit from this new industry,” said Raymond Morris, Chief of Nee Tahi Buhn Band. “The land that we have depended on for generations will continue to provide for our members and contribute to the LNG industry and the provincial economy.”


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How can we make this place better?

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On Dec. 2, the Ignite the North event made a stop in Burns Lake at the Vineyard Church. If you have never heard of this event (and I hadn’t either until last week), the main goal of it is to create a safe space for community members to discuss ideas that could positively impact our town. That was it. No decisions were made and no funding was provided for any projects. It was simply a time to discuss and reflect about what we could be doing differently. This doesn’t sound life changing, does it? But it was actually brilliant! The people who showed up took the time to reflect on what our community really needs - how to make sure we continue to grow, how to make sure we are more pro-active and how to transform this community into the best possible place to live in Northern B.C. This may sound like something that cannot be achieved during a meeting, but once the energy started flowing in the room and ideas started pouring out, we all learned how exciting it was to have that kind of discussion. We as humans are conditioned to keep complaining, to only see what is not working and to quickly point fingers. It’s easy to do that. We rarely take the time to actually stop and think about what could be done to change things, or explore what ideas we might have. We rarely think positively and pro-actively as a group because it’s difficult to do so. We certainly didn’t find all the solutions for our town during that meeting, but we all learned something greater - that we can have a positive influence in our community simply by changing the way we think. That simple shift could have a lasting effect in our community and in our lives. Although the event is travelling through 11 communities in Northern B.C., the speakers were prepared to talk about this town specifically. They mentioned how the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association trails were just a dream about 10 years ago, and now Burns Lake is recognized internationally for its world-class mountain biking trails. They also mentioned how this community dealt with pain and loss after the mill explosion in 2012. Shortly after the incident, our leaders held meetings in order to discuss how to rebuild the confidence of this community. This town has proven to have plenty of resilient and creative people. And that is exactly why a space for discussion was such a great idea. Some of the ideas people discussed during the meeting included how to attract youth into our community, and the need to have venues and events that would sustain a healthy lifestyle for the youngsters. Also discussed was the need to support the arts in our community by building an arts college. Another idea was to create an aggressive marketing plan for our town - one that would put Burns Lake on the map, so that people in bigger centres would know about the lifestyle and the positive attributes of our town. This exposure would help attract new residents to our area. Did any solutions come out of this event? Is Burns Lake actually going to build an arts college or make an aggressive marketing plan? Maybe not. And maybe that wasn’t the intent of this event. I am sure the organizers weren’t expecting us to come up with life-changing projects in a couple of hours. What this event has shown us is that this kind of synergy, this positive interaction between residents and community leaders should be encouraged. When we shift our thinking to “how can we make this place better today,” that’s when ideas really start to flow. There is no reason why you - the person reading this column - can’t have great ideas. So just ask yourself, what could make this community the best place to live?

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2020. What do you think? PCC: I think that we may prove them wrong. Many of these facilities, not all of them, will be partly or fully electrically powered up, so that reduces those impacts, and there’s going to be a real incentive to invest in new technology to minimize that as well. I think the bigger picture is what really matters, which is that in shipping 82 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas to Asia, we help them get off coal and other dirtier sources of oil, and that is the biggest contribution that we’ve ever made to reducing climate change. TF: Ontario and Quebec have taken a page from your book. They have seven conditions for an oil pipeline, Energy East, which involves conversion of gas pipelines and taking Alberta oil to the East Coast. What do you think? PCC: I think they took our five conditions and elaborated on them. So you’ve got British Columbia, Alberta, now Ontario and Quebec, all signed on to some version of the five conditions. And of course Enbridge and Kinder Morgan as well. TF: What about the conditions they have added? PCC: One of the things they say they want to protect against is a shortage of natural gas coming to Ontario and Quebec. These are the same two provinces that have put a moratorium on extracting natural gas. They want to make sure that we do it here, good enough for us to do, and send it to them, but they won’t do that themselves. I look at their last two conditions, and I roll my eyes a little bit. TF: All the way to New Brunswick, they’ve basically bought the anti-hydraulic fracturing myth? PCC: Yes. Somehow they all watched an American mockumentary or whatever you call it, and believed it. Here in British Columbia we do fracking better than anywhere in the world. It is the gold standard. TF: Finance Minister Mike de Jong says we have a surplus estimated at more than $400 million for this fiscal year, and he suggested that much of that would have to go to pay off deficits from previous years. Of course the opposition is interested in welfare rates and in particular ending child support clawbacks. What’s your view? PCC: Like any family that’s been through tough times, the first thing you need to do when you get back to finding a job and making an income again, is to pay off your credit cards. And that’s what we’re going to do. We are going to see if we can find ways to improve some of the programs over time, but can’t do that until we can afford it. It’s typical, the NDP want us to spend the money before we have it.

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months. [Days after this interview, Petronas announced a delay in their investment decision until 2015.] TF: I talked to a couple of SFU climate mitigation specialists, and they agreed that it’s unlikely to the point of impossible to have a major LNG industry and still meet Gordon Campbell’s ambitious greenhouse gas target of a 33 per cent reduction by

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A year-end interview with Premier Christy Clark. TF: Are you still confident that we’re going to see a major LNG project approved by the end of 2014? PCC: We’re still in negotiations with Petronas and Shell, so I don’t know if it will be by the end of 2014, but I’m hoping in the next few


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FLAVIO NIENOW On Dec. 2 or 3, a pregnant cow moose was shot on a logging road in the Tamen Creek area. Upon arriving at the scene on Dec. 4, conservation officers were able to recover two high-quality butcher knives from the snow. According to Jeff Palm, conservation officer, only the lower legs of the animal were taken from the kill site. The moose was

not gutted and a brief inspection revealed an unborn moose fetus. In this case, the backstraps and the tender loins were not taken. "Approximately 100 lbs. of meat were left behind to waste," said Palm. The Conservation Officer Service is now requesting the public's assistance in solving this wildlife crime. "If the public can assist with this investigation or if the hunters would like their knives back, please call 1-877-952-7277," said Palm.

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Every single person I know in Burns Lake uses the shed Editor: The suggestion from the regional district that the re-use sheds are archaic and in a poor state comes as no surprise. That something needs to change at our transfer stations is clear and I am glad to see that the regional district is planning to initiate a consultation process to make a decision about what will be done. In their current state, our transfer stations are a prime example of a system that has evolved over time without meaningful input from the people who use and depend on it, and follows the well-worn path that all levels of government have used for the last few decades to offload responsibilities and expenses to those least able to object. We have all seen many examples of facili-

ties and systems underfunded and degraded until the government of the day can justify giving them away to private enterprise. Saying we don’t need the re-use sheds because there are other ways people can recycle misses the point. Having a central location where people can dispose of unwanted items or rescue someone else’s contributes to our community in many ways. It helps foster an attitude of conservation and waste reduction. What does it tell our children when they see how much we waste while the planet starts to burn? It helps support local businesses and charities by keeping valuable resources in our community. I bet the observations done by sustainability assistant Carolynn Lane did not include an analysis

of how much money stays in our community because of the re-use shed and other salvage areas. When you buy something new from Walmart or The Brick, you don’t need to buy anything locally to clean, repair, or refinish it. If the re-use sheds and other salvage areas are not being used properly maybe it is the facility that should change to meet current needs. Every single person I know in Burns Lake uses the re-use shed here. We put things in that we don’t need, hoping to help someone else; and we retrieve useful items that may look like junk to others. As for the abusive language and behaviour staff experience from the public, that can be stopped with the right actions by manage-

ment and it can be done immediately. Government offices, medical facilities, and other public services do not tolerate abuse toward their staff, and the regional district should not tolerate it at our transfer stations. The excellent staff at our transfer station deserve to be treated with respect and management should support them in making sure they are. I will be watching for the regional district’s consultation process and welcome an opportunity to participate in any effort to improve our recycling facilities because we can do better than closing them down and throwing away all the resources that end up there. Hilda Earl

Expand the Don’t close the You broke a heart re-use shed re-use shed Editor: This letter is in response to proposed closing the re-use shed. One of our goals, if not the main goal for our community, should be self sufficiency. We are a wealthy community. We just need to use what we have and share what we have, which is exactly what happens at the share shed. In my opinion the share shed program needs to be expanded, more space, bigger building. An expansion to the share shed could be a share board, where people are willing to share excess products or even tools that they use only occasionally. Yes, it would take a dedicated person, but I believe that there are ways to use existing regional staff, as well as: there are students needing community hours or part time work, people on assistance who would like to earn a little extra, or people doing community hours. As the song goes, “come on people love one other, let’s get it together now”. Don’t throw this wonderful opportunity for selfsufficiency away.

Editor: I was disappointed to see again in the local paper threats of closing the recycle shed as it is such a positive step in the right direction. It is too bad that a small minority abusing this has created an excuse to reopen the subject. The majority of people follow the rules. The recycle shed is a place where neighbours can share with each other still usable items they no longer need. The money saved by sharing can then be spent on other items that are needed. In a province that has the dubious distinction of having the most children living in poverty it is too bad large cities can't do the same and

stop dumping good items in landfills. I am not in favour of charging local residents to use the recycling areas. Burns Lake residents are always really generous in helping others so I would think closing this facility would not be popular. When I've stopped at the shed my only suggestion would be a sign stating what time of day the employees clean it out so residents could plan when to drop off items or check for items they need. I am impressed with the helpful and hardworking employees and I feel happy about this use of our tax money. Helen Brown

Editor: To the person that shot the horse in the Francois Lake area, you didn't just kill a horse you broke a heart. You didn't just kill an animal with your careless shot you killed a beautiful well trained horse, a pet with a name and an owner. Who by the way is devastated. Just so you know she was a $10,000 horse and with a few more years of training she would have been a $30,000. We may not know who you are but you do. I hope you realize what you did and feel just a bit

of remorse and think before you make that next fool-handy shot. You are not a mighty hunter, you are a trigger happy fool. May this be a warning to other hunters who choose to hunt on private land without permission or at least letting the owners know. There could be people out in those fields with the horse at anytime. Good-bye beautiful Torry, you are dearly loved and greatly missed. Think before you shoot. Sincerely, Mary Jane Ritchey

Somebody’s trash is somebody Sorry, short and sweet this week else’s treasure Sincerely, Paula Laurie

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On Wednesday evening we were treated to such a delightful evening entertainments with the highland dancers. This is a group of young ladies and what an evening it turned out to be. What talent we have in Burns Lake we are so proud of you all. Thank you all for com-

ing out to entertain us. Christmas shopping Christmas is getting closer every day. It seems faster every year. They say the Christmas shoppers put the big stores back on their feet for another year. Christmas really was a busy time for the taxi business. It was a real money maker for us . All the stores in town was pie in the sky for the town. Now with the good highway to Prince George folks do lots of their shopping there. No doubt things are cheaper in the big stores. We do have

some good places to shop and a good variety too. We have always tried to shop local. Birthday dinner It was a pleasure last Saturday evening to be invited to my great grandson’s birthday supper. Sebastian Wilson’s sixth birthday. His mom and dad are very proud of him as he is already going to school and loves going. It was 87 years ago when I was his age also getting ready for school. Almost a lifetime ago. As they always say time flies and I guess it’s right. My typewriter has given up so I will limp through a few things

before it’s junk. It has done well for so many years. It must be almost 30 years old. I hope after Christmas I will start my viewpoint again as I have a new machine coming. Christmas joke Top 10 uses for holiday fruit cake 10. Use slices to balance that wobbly kitchen table. 9. Use instead of sand bags during El Nino. 8. Send to U.S. Air Force, let troops drop them. 7. Use as railroad ties. 6. Use as speed bumps to foil the neighbourhood drag racers.

5. Collect 10 and use them as bowling pins. 4. Use instead of cement shoes. 3. Save for next summer’s garage sale. 2. Use slices in next skeet-shooting competition. 1. Two words pin cushion. I would like to pass on Christmas blessings to the staff of the Lakes District News who have been a great help in my writings. I enjoy working with you all. Also a happy and blessed Christmas to my many faithful readers. Merry Christmas and remember God loves you and so do I

Editor: Please do not shut down the little re-use shed at the garbage dump. It will only hit the poorest of the poor and make more garbage for the landfill. The opposite would be great. Make it even bigger so that we can bring nice and good furniture there for people who need them, for handymen who would fix them. Don't listen to the bureaucrats who have lots of money and do not know how older people on a fixed income have to survive. We are a generation of waste and do not think about future generations who will need a clean and healthy environment, no more dirty footprints on our wonderful earth. Let's reuse what we can. Let's help, together, to keep the little shed clean by organizing it whenever we bring something there. Fifteen minutes to volunteer will save half a million dollars for workers. Ha, is money really worth nothing anymore? Sand in the wind? I just moved down from Fort Nelson, too busy up there, but we had a great re-use shed and people are happy to find treasures there. So why not in Burns Lake? Merry Christmas and please listen to the people. Mona Muller

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The Burns Lake Native Development Corporation owns Burns Lake Specialty Wood. The logging company failed to comply with Wildlife Act requirements.

The company failed to comply with Wildfire Act requirements Flavio Nienow A report released on Dec. 3, 2014 by the Forest Practices Board concludes that Burns Lake Specialty Wood complied with most requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act, but failed to comply with Wildfire Act requirements to assess and reduce fire hazards after logging. The audit examined forest planning and practices carried out between September 2011 and October 2013, near Burns Lake. The company harvested 90,000 cubic metres of timber from eight cutblocks. Problems found included planting the incorrect type of tree seedlings in some locations, failing to carry out commitments to prevent the spread of invasive plants, and failing to assess and remove slash and debris that pose fire hazards. Tim Ryan, chair of Forest Practices Board, said that what's concerning to the board is that the company did not meet its obligations to assess and reduce fire hazards under the Wildfire Act. "Combine that with the fact they are operating in forests heavily damaged by mountain pine beetle, and the increased fire risk that resulted is a significant problem." "All forest licence holders have obligations to comply with provincial forestry legislation. There are training materials and guidance documents readily available to assist them with understanding the obligations that come with the right to harvest trees on public land," Ryan added. Burns Lake Native Development Corporation owns Burns Lake Specialty Wood as well as Burns Lake Native Logging. According to Wes Böhmer, manager of Burns Lake Native Logging, the main problem that the auditors found in Burns Lake Specialty Wood was that the company "had not adequately filled out the paperwork

required to determine the fire risk." "According to the auditor, the form that the licensee [Burns Lake Specialty Wood] filled out did not properly account for the decks of pulp wood that remained on site," said Böhmer. "The goal of the licensee was to utilize logs and debris that could not be milled by conventional facilities. The licensee sold whole logs and chipped piles to Pinnacle Pellet. The licensee opted to sell the fibre instead of burning it on site. This is better for air quality and it is better for the province of B.C. as stumpage was paid on all hauled fibre." Böhmer said utilizing logs that cannot be made into boards has been the intent of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for a number of years. "The forest industry needs to utilize every bit of fibre within a cutblock. The mountain pine beetle infestation has seriously impacted B.C.’s markets, building markets, investing in equipment and people. There are growing pains, and in this case, a form that was filled out by the licensee did not rank the fire risk to the same degree as the Forest Practices Board auditor," he said. Böhmer continued to say that the licensee had support from the district forestry office. "They [district forestry office] were aware of the intent of the licensee and encourage all licensees in the district to do the same," he said. "As for the invasive plants, this is a requirement to grass seed," he continued. "The forest stewardship plan states that exposed mineral soil must be seeded within one year of forest operations being completed. This is an interpretation difference between the board and the licensee. The board says it should have been completed within one year of the building of the road. The licensee completed grass seeding within one year of hauling because it is difficult to seed when there is active chipping and hauling and the roadside is covered by decked timber." Böhmer also questioned the lack of "positives" in the report. "Were streams managed properly? Yes. Was the soil protected? Yes. Were

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the blocks reforested? Yes. Were wildlife habitat requirements met? Yes. This license is a non-renewable forest license and the licensee has never held a forest license before," he said. "The licensee has a clean harvesting record, a clean development record, and for a first time licensee, the biggest concern by the auditors was a fire risk assessment form being inadequately filled out." The Forest Practices Board acknowledges that the company has abated the fire hazards on most of the cutblocks since the audit and is requesting that they report to the board on the completion of the remainder of the abatement obligations by the end of January 2015. The Forest Practices Board is B.C.'s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board audits forest and range practices on public lands and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

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NDP leader John Horgan instructed NDP MLAs to vote in favour of the 3.5 per cent LNG tax. those agreements." In debate, B.C. Liberal MLAs repeatedly questioned the NDP's professed support for LNG, referring to the party's call for an investigation of hydraulic fracturing that has been conducted in B.C. since the 1960s. And the NDP denounced and opposed the government's move to regulate greenhouse gas "intensity" rather than cap emissions for LNG plants. Petronas CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas has been outspoken about the cost of LNG development in B.C. In October, Abbas warned that federal and provincial rules and taxes "threaten the global competitiveness of the Pacific Northwest LNG project." In his quarterly financial update last week, B.C. Finance Minister Mike de


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Jong said the low and fluctuating price for natural gas in a shale-gas-rich North American market still indicates the Asia export market is viable. "The proof of that, of course, will be final investment decisions from proponents," de Jong said. Horgan sparked controversy on a recent trip to Prince Rupert, where he expressed doubts about Petronas and another LNG proposal for Prince Rupert that has been delayed by lead proponent British Gas Group. Petronas is leading a consortium that includes Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Brunei investors. Petronas paid $5 billion last year to take over Progress Energy Canada, which has major shale gas holdings in northeast B.C. and Alberta.

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On Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 at 5:55 a.m., the Burns Lake RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle roll over collision on Hwy. 16 by Augier Main Forest Service Road. BC Ambulance and Burns Lake Fire Rescue arrived prior to the police officers and determined the sole occupant - an 18 year old man was deceased at scene. Local RCMP have confirmed the victim was not a local resident. The highway was closed for over 10 hours while traffic was detoured through the Babine Forest Products mill yard. According to Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman, the investigation is still in its early stages and the cause of the collision is undetermined at this time.

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Consulting firm says wide range of services has helped keep them in business FLAVIO NIENOW

Soon after the global financial crises of 2008, the forestry sector in Northern British Columbia noticed a downturn, and it was specially during that time that DWB Consulting Services Ltd (DWB) saw the real benefit of not relying on just one sector. Youenn Wilson, operations manager at DWB in Burns Lake, said that in 2009 he shifted from working in the forestry depart-

ment to do get some on-the-job training and do some monitoring work in the company's environmental department. "That's what keeps the company successful," said Wilson. "A lot of the resource-based industries or clients are cyclical in nature, so it helps the company to diversify [its services]." The company's wide range of services include road design and construction, environmental assessments and management plans, bridge inspections, river engineering, harvest plans and ecological mapping. Offering a wide range of services has not only good been positive for business, but it has contributed to keep staff motivated. "Most employees get exposed to the other departments," said Wilson. "I think it's the diversity that has kept things interesting for me, that exposure to those other areas of consulting." The company has been using the interdepartmental exchange as an asset to attract new employees and overcome one of the company's main challenges - attracting skilled workers to rural areas. "Small town life isn't for everybody and it can be a tough sell," said Wilson. "There is also a shortage of forestry technicians and an increased competition from other sectors for this same group of workers." Another way the company has found to overcome recruiting challenges is by offering employees competitive wages and benefits. "We try to make the company as appealing as possible," he said. Wilson said that although the company has grown significantly since its early start in 1990, DWB still hasn't lost its "familyoriented feel." "I've worked with other consultant firms in the past, and it's the family feel of this company [DWB] that has kept me here." In 2007, the company expanded operations to Burns Lake, focusing mostly on the forestry sector and some environmental work. The Burns Lake office has six permanent employees and brings staff from other offices for all engineering projects. Wilson said that apart from offering a wide range of services, DWB tries to rise above the competitors in the area by developing "cost effective solutions" to environmental, engineering and forestry issues. "We try to differentiate ourselves by offering a quality product at a competitive price for our clients," said Wilson.

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The Burns Lake Bruin Bantams took first place on home ice during the Burns Lake Bantam tournament. The competition that took place from Dec. 5 to 7 at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. The tournament attracted teams from across the region including Terrace, Prince George, Houston and Fraser Lake. The Prince George Cougars took the second place in the tournament after being beaten by the Bruins. During the final game against Prince George, the Bruins were tied five to five after the third period. It was an overtime shoot out that settled the winner. The Bruins scored two goals against one for the Cougars, guaranteeing their win in the tournament. Fraser Lake got the third place after beating Houston seven to zero. One of the Bruins’ supporters, Erin Schroeder, said the team worked very hard for this win. Submitted & flavio nienow photos

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Flavio Nienow Burns Lake resident Shannon Alec said it's time to pay it forward. Last Christmas she participated in a free photo shoot at St. Michael's church in Prince George. She said it was an "amazing experience" because she was able to receive a complete makeover, having her hair and make up done and her picture taken by a professional photographer. According to Alec, a photo shoot can really lift one's spirit. Alec said she struggled with poverty, unemployment and addiction all throughout her life, but has managed to change her life around. She now works two jobs and said she is full of gratitude. "I'm so happy about my new life that I want to help our people," she said. Alec has already received some positive feedback from the community, with people from different walks of life offering to help with the photo shoot. "We already have volunteer photographers, make up artists, two hairdressers, and we also received donations of photo paper," she said. The photo shoot is scheduled to take place at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Hall in Burns Lake on Dec. 13 starting at 8 a.m. "The event is for those in need of a little love for Christmas," she said. Alec is still in need of a photo printer and 8X10 picture frames for the event. To help out contact Alec, call 250-612-8396.

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Event helped Burns Lake develop a culture of innovative thinking Flavio Nienow Ignite the North is an event traveling through 11 communities in Northern B.C. The event provides tools and creates a safe space for community members to reflect, create and discuss inspiring ideas that could affect change in the community. "Ignite the North hopes to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs by initiating conversations on innovation and collaboration," said Dr. Albert Koehler, chair of the project. The event made a stop in Burns Lake on Dec. 2, gathering community leaders, business owners and other members of the community at the Burns Lake Vineyard Church. The uniquely formatted event had all participants actively contributing via small facilitated group discussions about innovation. Among the ideas discussed that night, was the need to develop a strong

marketing strategy for Burns Lake, highlighting what's unique about the town in order to attract and retain residents to the area. Also discussed that night was the idea of supporting the arts in the community by creating an arts college. Another project idea involved creating strategies to attract and retain youth to the area. Each group assigned a leader responsible for gathering all information discussed at the tables. Later, members of each group switched tables throughout the meeting to provide insights and assist other groups with their project. The Ignite the North team also led a workshop at Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) with 50 youth from grades 11 to 12. “We need more innovation and to get our kids to start thinking about how to build and create things and add value to them,” said Koehler. During the workshop at LDSS, stories of local Burns Lake entrepreneurs were shared with the youth in the hopes of showing how young entrepreneurs have found opportunities right in the community. Students were then be asked to give their insights on how to inspire the next generation of innovators.

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In the next few months, Lakes District News will be showcasing stories of women having babies, or who've had babies and what obstacles they've encountered. Burns Lake resident Samantha Submitted photo Young-Finch has had two boys Samantha Young-Finch and her eight-month old son Prentice. Young-Finch had to drive several - the oldest one is almost three times to Smithers during her pregnancy due to the lack of a maternity program in Burns Lake. years old, and the youngest is 10 months old. Both babies were deproximately $60 including food and does not allow mothers to stay there livered in Smithers due to the lack gas. Although Young-Finch wasn't unless their cervix has dilated over of a maternity program in the Lake working during her pregnancies, four centimetres. What this meant District Hospital in Burns Lake. her husband, who is a camp worker, was that Young-Finch had to pay for Young-Finch chose to have con- missed out on work every time he a hotel room for two nights. sultations with the same doctor had to drive her to Smithers. The Burns Lake mother said that throughout both pregnancies, and Prior to the labour of her first relying on a maternity program the only way to do that was to drive child, the doctor recommended her out of town is not only an inconto Smithers for all her appoint- to stay at a hotel in Smithers during venience, but it also presents many ments. the last days of pregnancy, but the risks for mothers and their babies. With her second pregnancy, some Burns Lake mother said she could "There could have been an accomplications appeared that re- not afford it. cident on the road, labour could quired weekly doctor appointments "That's crazy expensive," she have progressed extremely fast and close to the end of the nine months. said. I could have delivered a baby on the "It's expensive to drive to SmithSo she waited until she was in road," she said. "No matter what, ers, and both my pregnancies were labour to make the two-hour drive you're taking some sort of risk over the winter, so it's dangerous," during winter time to the hospital. when you're going that far to have she said. "It ticks you off, you just Although there were no compli- a baby." want to have your kids close to cations during her first pregnancy, Just like many other mothers home." Young-Finch was in labour for over in Burns Lake, Young-Finch does Each trip to Smithers cost ap- 40 hours, and the Smithers' hospital not understand why the hospital in Burns Lake does not offer a maternity program. Please come to the Lakeview Mall "There's enough people having babies here to view the that there has got to be someway to fund it," she said. According to Mawindow display rie Hunter, health serDecember 3rd through December 13th, 2014 vices administrator for Northern Health, in participate in order for Burns Lake to “Keeping Christ in Christmas” implement a maternity program, a surgical activities and display th services team of 10 to 5 to 8 pm Friday, December 12 , 2014 15 professionals would 10am to noon Saturday, be required. Currently, th December 13 , 2014 there are three. Although the new Presented by Lakes District Hospital THE CHURCH OF and Health Centre will JESUS CHRIST include a labour delivOF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ery suite, it will only Advertising partially sponsored by LD News be used for emergency deliveries.

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HOROSCOPES Week of Dec. 10TH - Dec. 16th SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21: There may be more to the big picture than you are seeing, Sagittarius. Gather the facts before you jump to any conclusions. You may just see things from a different perspective. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20: Capricorn, you are riding high and looking to share your good fortune with others. Make the most of this chance to improve the lives of those around you.


Hot drinks and Candy Canes will be available


F R A M E S • F I N E A RT • O R I G I N A L S • L I M I T E D E D I T I O N S • P O T T E RY • W O O D - T U R N E D B O W L S • C D S • J E W E L L E RY

Stocking Stuffers... All for under

Cowgirl Jewellery



Travel mugs & caps, gourmet coffee & tea & much more!!

circle arts gift gallery

order your Custom There’s still time toe for Christmas! tim in ing am Fr

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm • Closed Sunday

Process 4 Gallery

425 Yellowhead 16, Burns Lake (250) 692-3434 toll free 1-888-990-2298 A R T I S T S ’ S U P P L I E S • S TA I N E D G L A S S • S I LV E R B R A C E L E T S • C U S T O M P I C T U R E F R A M I N G • C A R D S

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18: Aquarius, you have an idea about how to tackle a difficult obstacle, but someone crosses your path with a different agenda. Perhaps there’s a way to work together. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20: Pisces, avoid open conflict without being a pushover this week. Find the middle ground and try to understand another’s perspective.

Computer Repairs, Sales & Training

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20: Aries, although you are full of excitement this week, rein in some of those feelings so you can focus on the tasks at hand. Use your energy to your advantage.

Hwy 16, Burns Lake Open 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri., 12pm-4pm on Sat.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21: Taurus, motivation may not be strong this week, so begin with some menial tasks around the house and build up to bigger plans. Eventually you will find a groove.

Phone: 250-692-7773

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21: Gemini, try to avoid focusing on just one issue for too long. Sometimes you simply must trust your instincts and forge ahead anyway. Let past experience guide you this week.


If you were trying to get to the CBC, New York Times, or London Telegraph websites for your daily news fix last Thursday morning, you might have noticed something a little strange. Instead of the usual news of the day, many users were treated to a pop up message that read “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).”. It seems for a brief period the SEA was able to redirect DNS traffic intended for the news sites to their own website, which displayed the “hacked” message. For the most part all the affected websites were back to normal within an hour or two. The websites themselves were not compromised, and no user information was stolen. According to the web hosts the redirect did not lead to any malicious software, though they advise clearing your web browsing history just in case.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22: Cancer, avoid the temptation to take on too many responsibilities this week. If you don’t, you might not get much done. Think before you accept more work. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23: Financial matters are looming and a decision must be made, Leo. Don’t be overcome with anxiety, as all you need to do is carefully examine your finances to come up with a solution.



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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23: Someone may catch you off guard this week, Libra. This person will bring a welcome surprise, so look forward to this unexpected encounter. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22: Back up your promises with decisive action, Scorpio. That’s the only way to prove to others that your word means something and you are committed to honoring your commitments.


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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22: Spontaneity beckons, Virgo, even though you are a careful planner who puts a lot of thought into your decisions. Overthinking is more hassle than it’s worth this week.

Three on Three $ 36

Gluten Free* Crust 12” Size Only Add $5 per crust

Three 12” Three Topping Pizzas Extra cheese will attract extra charges.

Make them Large for $48

The nature of our operations and open-concept kitchens present inevitable flour crosscontamination and therefore gluten exposure. This crust is NOT recommended for Celiac Disease sufferers or those customers with a moderate to high gluten intolerance or sensitivity.


No substitutions or additions allowed. Mention coupon when ordering and present coupon when picking up. Not valid with any other offer. Gluten free Crust surcharge applies.


Two 10” Pepperoni Pizzas + 2 Cans of Coke



No substitutions or additions allowed. Mention coupon when ordering and present coupon when picking up. Not valid with any other offer.

Store hours: Sunday to Wednesday 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fresh dough Thursday to Saturday 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM made daily

4 We do catering with advanced notice 4 In town deliveries available



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Automotive Center

No need to contact ICBC. We process ICBC glass claims from start to finish.

ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Free wa sher flu id with win and car wash (in dshield replace side and out) ments.

Phone: 250-692-3805 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.


The newly renovated

Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

We have bundles of newspapers for sale.

24 Hour Service

for meetings, conferences and events.

With a brand new kitchen featuring two stoves as well as dishes and utensils for up to 120 guests, the lodge is a great spot to host your next event or get together.

To book a rental: please contact Joan & Jeff Ragsdale 250-692-0093



Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812







ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Friday Night Dinners... December 12th:

Potluck 6:00 General Meeting

This Saturday,

Pork Roast

Dec. 19th: Chicken Wings “Members and bona fide guests welcome”

December 15

Christmas Bazaar

7:00 Installation New Executive

December 13th

WINTER HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:00-8:00 pm


December 25, 26 & 27th

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion.

Answers on page 19

Canadian Cancer Society Office Hours are Tues., Wed. & Fri. from 10am to 2pm. From Nov. 12 to Dec. 12 we will extend our office hours on Fridays until 4pm to help the community promote local shopping. The phone number is (250) 692-7203 and e-mail is burnslake@


Sunday School for all ages and Worship Service at 10:30am Pastor Steve Swires 250-692-3259

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35

Sunday Morning Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am 250-694-3756 (Church)

IMMACULATACatholic Church 248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. ~ Everyone Welcome ~


Sunday 10:00AM

President Moore 250-695-6654 Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

paper red CLUES DOWN 1. Brandy region of France 2. Equally 3. Spittles 4. Very small 5. Ethiopia 6. Filled with sediment 7. An antiviral AIDS drug 8. Saudi king to 2005 9. Early word forms 10. Yes in Spanish 11. Ketchup veggies 12. Used to have (Scottish) 13. Old Greek storyteller 14. Den 15. Stockings 25. Scottish road surface 26. Diego, Francisco, Anselmo 27. Bodily cavity 29. Durations 31. About gene

33. “Footloose” actor Kevin 36. Supply weaponry 38. Neither 39. Capital of Syria 41. Shortcut 42. Feline 43. Have already done 46. Rifle barrel cleaning tool 47. High IQ group 49. Libra constellation 51. Perch genus 53. Summer precipitation 54. Ancient Roman boxing gloves 55. Silver Skates’ Brinker 58. Cobblestone 60. Policeman (French) 64. Pizza, apple or chiffon 65. Winglike structure 68. 37th state 69. Potato state

OUR TOWN Plan ahead for the 2015 Music Festival It’s not too early to start planning your entries for the 2015 Lakes District Music and Speech Arts Festival! March 10 - 15 with a gala honours concert on Sat., Mar. 21. Entry deadline is Feb. 1, 2015. A full syllabus and entry forms will be posted soon on the website, More info call Jacqui at (250) 692-3971.

Lakes District & Area


email: • Phone: 250-692-3232

41. Of cadmium 43. 1618 Reformed synod 44. Fringe-toed lizard 45. Where passengers ride 47. 1/60 hour (abbr.) 48. Initials of TV cartoon father 50. Pack down 52. ___ and feathered 54. Hyperbolic cosecant 56. Operating system (abbr.) 57. Atomic #99 59. Crown owned Isle 60. Santa __ trail 61. Booze support group 62. Footcandle 63. Retaliations 66. Natural logarithm 67. Quality of usefulness 70. Sitting position 71. They turn litmus

Church Directory


▼ COFFEE CORNER CROSSWORD CLUES ACROSS 1. Hindu stratification 6. Least harm 12. Medical confinement 16. Silver 17. In a sick state 18. Belonging to me 19. 1/2 an em 20. “Makeover’s” Pennington 21. Take a seat 22. 1/10 meter (abbr.) 23. Atomic # 13 24. Fallow deer genus 26. Skin lesions 28. Charlie Parker’s sax 30. 31st state 31. Disparity 32. Poking stroke 34. Long time 35. Wm. the Conqueror grave 37. Hosts film festival 39. Mend 40. Gear teeth

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CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.563.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or

SUNDAY, 10:30 AM Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196 ~Everyone Welcome ~

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH 136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Worship Service at 10 am Sunday mornings Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m.

Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.


Burns Lake Community Church Lakes Learning Centre 10:30 am Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464

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In Memoriam Gifts





Canadian Cancer Society

LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO


PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845


First advertise in the Lakes District News! ALL WORD ADS go on the Internet for the whole world to see!

Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued



Call 250-692-7526 or come by our office. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Fax in your ad to 250-692-3685 or email: advertising@



Come to our office at 23 3rd Avenue, or you may pay with Visa or Mastercard over the phone. All ads must be prepaid.


REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week


For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS

For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.07 per col. inch


3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Stewart/Nechako, Ft. St. James, Houston, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector (1 week) ....................................... $78.88


25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00



Dec. 31, 1935 - Nov. 15, 2014 Anne (Unruh) Bergen was born near Hague, Saskatchewan on December 31, 1935. In 1940 her family moved to Burns Lake and settled in the Takysie Lake area. Anne’s greatest love was her family. She also enjoyed gardening, picking berries, sewing and cooking. Her favourite travel destination was Hawaii, which she enjoyed visiting 4 times with her husband, Frank. Though diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1994 she was determined to continue as normal for as long as she could, and she did. In February of 2010 Anne moved into the Pines were she spent her last years, in the care of the Pines staff. Anne passed away on November 15, 2014 peacefully in the presence of her family. Anne is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Bergen, children Arlene (Jonathan) Thomas, Ron Bergen, Darrell (Jennifer) Bergen, Joan (Doug) Driedger, Karen (Rob) Witt, Bev (Dan) Peters, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and I sister. She was predeceased by her parents, 11 siblings and a great granddaughter. A service for Anne was held November 22. The family wishes to thank all who showed their love and support during Anne’s final weeks after she suffered a stroke on October 30, and the staff at the Pines for their care of her and us.

Extra cost for additional words


1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words

CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.563.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through (4:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily) or ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake meetings: Tue. & Sat. 7:30pm Immaculatta Church. Women’s group meets Wed., 108 - 2nd avenue at 7:30pm. For info. or transportation call (250) 6929104 / (250) 692-3024 / (250) 698-7325 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking.

Make a gift in honour or in memory of a loved one impacted by cancer. The Society can send a card to the honouree or family to acknowledged your gift. Please include the honouree name as well as the name and address of the person you would like notified. To donate please call or mail Box 1301 Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0, (250) 692-7203. FOOD BANK INFORMATION Distribution days will be the first and the third Tuesday of each month. Starting on Oct. 21 LD Food Bank will provide a warm waiting room at the Beacon Theatre in Burns Lake. Clients will go first to the theatre, across the street from the Food Bank. The doors will open at 10:45am. Please check in at the theater before going to the Food Bank. This warm winter waiting room will be available until the end of April. The distribution days are the first and third Tuesday of each month. Please come to the theatre at 10:45am. The food bank closes at 1pm. Clients may access the food bank on both of the Tuesday distribution days. The Lakes District Food bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, P.O. Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0


Reservoir Elevation: 851.21m (2792.71 ft.) SLS Discharge: 34.33 m3/s Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls: 38 m3/s Nechako River at Vanderhoof: 49 m3/s Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be maintained at approximately the current level until April 2015 Visit website www.waterofďŹ for up to date real-time ow information for the Nechako River. Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682


We have immediate openings for

•Journeyman Mechanic Technician and a

•Front End Technician

ANYONE NEEDING information on Alzheimer’s please call 1-866-564-7533

We are looking for a 4th year Licensed Journeyman Mechanic and a 2nd year Front End Technician to join our growing business in Terrace, BC

BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010

Own tools and valid driver’s license required. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits and regular working hours - be home every night!

CANADA BENEFIT Group Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888511-2250 or visit online

 Visit us in-store, with resume or contact: Owner: BK (Smitty) Smith, 4641 Keith Ave., Terrace, BC Phone: 250-635-4344 email:

No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.


To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

2 col. x 2� - $22.25 2 col. x 3� - $32.25 2 col. x 4� - $42.25





Classified Word & Display: Friday @ 3:00 P.M.


Lakes District News reserves the right to edit, revise, classify or reject any classified ad not meeting our standards.

No refunds on Classified Ads. BURNS LAKE


Cards of Thanks

Career Opportunities

Cards of Thanks

Career Opportunities

Thank you

Aubrey and the boys, as well as Jack and Beatrice Anderson and Nicole Anderson would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for the overwhelming love and support given to our families in this time of need. A special thank you to those who have sent beautiful flowers, delicious food and heartwarming cards and comforting company. There is no way to express how grateful and appreciative we truly are for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and wonderful support. Mike has left us with many great laughs and memories. He will forever be in our hearts and will truly be missed by us all. Thank you to all, lots of love Aubrey, (wife) Linden and Evan, (sons) Jack and Beatrice Anderson (parents) and Nicole Anderson (sister)



Competitive Wage Offered!

Interested persons can forward their resumes by email: or by fax: 1 (604) 581-4104

Lifeline, the #1 medical alert service, with the touch of a button, provides immediate assistance to seniors in emergency situations, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. This service helps you live more independently in the comfort of your own home while providing peace of mind for you and your family. For more information on this valuable service, contact Northern Health at 1800-851-0184 or call Rotary Representative Sandy Dore at 250-692-7761 at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union - Lakes District Branch. THE CHRONIC DISEASE Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tue. & Wed. from 8:30am - 4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 6922440 THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit

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.

Lost & Found CAT FOUND. Orange and white male Tabby cat. Found at Beach Road area. Call (250) 692-7028


Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

Travel RV LOT rentals $8.95 a day. 362 days of sunshine, pets, events, classes, entertainment. Reserve by 11/01/2014. Call: 1-800-926-5593

Breathe through Carol Books a straw

ARE HERE! for 60 seconds. Come get your free copies at Lakes That’sDistrict whatNews. Thanks to everyone breathing is like who supported the book this year... with cystic fibrosis. Aksenz Kal Tire Babine Forest Products/ Decker Lake Forest Products Bulkley Valley Credit Union Burns Lake Community Forest Cheslatta Carrier Nation College of New Caledonia Grapevine Pub & Bistro Gwyn’s Green Grocer Home Hardware Homeside Antiques Huckleberry Mines Investor’s Group Jean Marr

Lakeview Dental Clinic Lino’s Sales & Service Marmon Financial M. McPhail & Associates Inc. Napa Auto Parts Noralee Resort Perry’s X-Country Auto Centre Sullivan Motor Products/ SMP RV Takysie Lake Resort & CafÊ Tech North Solutions Tiretech Village of Burns Lake Yarn & Sew On

No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.

Please help us.


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Tahtsa Timber Ltd. has 3 immediate openings for TRUCK DRIVERS...

• B-Train Flat Deck Burns Lake to Rupert • Lowbed/Log Truck Driver • Log Hauling in Burns Lake Top rates and bene¿ts paFkage.

Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to




Help Wanted

SALMON Arm BC. A fun play based Licensed Group Daycare looking for ECE’s or ECE Assistants! Great wages, benefit pkg, flexible holidays. send resume or questions to

Employment Business Opportunities 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

Train To Be An Apartment Manager

Temporary full-time Must have valid Class 5 driver’s license, Experience preferred, but not necessary. Please apply in person with resume or fax it to the attention of

Keith Brown or Loren Neilson 831 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, BC

• Government Certified Home Study Course • Jobs Registered Across BC 35 Years of Success!

Help Wanted

Atco Wood Products Ltd. is seeking a Timber Supply Manager with log procurement or related experience. The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s timber procurement program from external sources. Working closely with the Atco Wood Products Woodlands group and the Veneer Plant management team, this individual will create and implement a strategic plan ensuring an on-going timber supply for the Veneer Plant operation. Duties will include: • All aspects of sourcing timber through the BC Timber Sales program • Managing a log purchase program from woodlots and private land sources (including the USA) • Managing quality control for all outside purchased timber Critical to the role will be your ability to function as an integral member of a team of results-oriented Forestry professionals. You will possess excellent negotiation, communication and leadership skills, and have strong analytic and problem solving capabilities. A minimum of  years experience in a related ¿eld would be a de¿nite asset. If this opportunity is what you are looking for, and you have the skills necessary to succeed in this role, please forward your resume to Atco Wood Products Ltd. is a progressive SFI certi¿ed family owned company located in the West Kootenay region of BC. The Company has over 50 years of history in the Forestry and Wood Products Manufacturing Industries. For more information on the Company, please visit the website at Atco offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and quali¿cations.

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: or 1-888528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

NOW HIRING Customer Focused Individuals

Fax: 250-692-7985


Please forward your resume to


Help Wanted

Phone: 250-692-7501


Thriving industrial supply store looking for WAREHOUSING and INSIDE SALES staff to join our team in Fort St. John We offer a F/T, M to F, 8 to 5pm career opportunity, along with a very attractive compensation, benefits & bonus program. Employment opportunities with our company would start at $4,200/month.


Education/Trade Schools

Delivery Driver Required Immediately

Warehousing & Inside Sales Opportunities


Full Time and Full Time Part Time and Crew Part Time Positions Supervisor Needed Needed Shifts available days, evenings, weekends, Àexible shifts

Wages $11.25 to $13.25

Shifts available days, evenings, weekends, Àexible shifts

Wages $10.25 to $11.25 hourly Room for advancement

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Misc. for Sale

DIRECT B2B Sales Agents needed throughout BC selling to retail businesses only. Requires presenting and securing contracts. Management positions available if you wish to take over a territory. Nothing to buy, we pay you. Forward your resume and cover letter to

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

Commercial/ Industrial Property


Trades, Technical CEDA is Hiring! Labourers & Operators – Turnaround Projects • • • •

Qualifications include: Physically demanding Clean driver’s abstract Travel within Alberta Class 1/3 driver’s license an asset To submit resume please visit online:

SKILLED TRADES! Experienced welders and completions team members needed in Grande Prairie, AB. Welders, B-Pressure, Sand Blasters, Painters, Insulators. Fly in - Fly out with 1 week at home a month. Accommodation provided. Alberta wages without the expenses! send resume to:

Work Wanted RESIDENT FARM Supervisor available spring-fall. Start-ups. Diversification. Succession. Sales, purchasing and shop experience. Ranch. Nursery. Vegetable. Greenhouse builder. Fair Spanish. Bob Crocker 604-842-2378.


Health Products

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: STEEL BUILDINGS. “Really big sale!” All steel building models and sizes. Plus extra savings. Buy now and we will store until spring. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or visit online:

RESORT VILLAGE of Candle Lake, SK. Newly renovated restaurant on a .47 acre lot 2nd floor residential, 3 bedrooms. Sale incl: land, building, equipment, business. Call 306-929-4999.


For Sale By Owner

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 778-281-0030. Local.

Fight Back. Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

Beautiful updates 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, open concept, new roof, fully fenced yard, wrap around patio, great view, alarm system, 2 car garage. Excellent neighbourhood, 1 block to hospital and elementary school. I wish I could take it with me! Must sell $219,000 OBO Please call 250-6927412

Houses For Sale

RESTLESS LEG Syndrome & leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Website: Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

Financial Services ARE YOU $10K Or More In Debt? DebtGo can help reduce a significant portion of your debt load. Call now & see if you qualify. 1-800-351-1783.

Beautiful handcrafted log home on 2 acres. Situated at Tchesinkut Lake on Hwy. 35, 16 kms from Burns Lake. Lakeview, 30 x 40 ft, 2 bdrms on main floor with a 3/4 loft. 1 & 1 1/2 baths. Hardwood floors, hand carved railings inside & out, electric heat with glass front wood burning stove, landscaped. Serious interests only please.

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

Asking $349,000 Call (250) 695-6628 or (250) 692-6217 for an appointment

Home Improvements FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. Call 1-800-573-2928.



Heavy duty power tilt sled deck $2500 250-649-8004

Apply in person at KFC Locations, Email or Fax KFC Smithers - 4341 Hwy16, Smithers KFC Burns Lake - 166 Hwy 16, Burns Lake Fax Number : (250) 563-5940 Email :

HOME FOR SALE ON BEAUTIFUL TCHESINKUT LAKE 1400 sq. ft. with walkout basement. Lakeview, lakeshore, 6.88 acres, two baths, deck, landscaped, new roof, new flooring in kitchen, dining, living room and hallway. Fully treed. 24 x 26 shop (heated & water). 114 ft. of lakeshore.

$229,000 Call (250) 692-6217 to view

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Suites, Lower

Legal Notices

LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message. 19

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Christmas Wine & Cheese Gift Baskets

Please be advised that Valerie Anderson is proposing to remove all private land (gross area 113.6 hectares) from Woodlot Licence 0116. This land is located in the Palling area west of Burns Lake.

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Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Alistair Schroff at Box 49, Southbank, BC V0J 2P0. All inquiries must be submitted to Alistair Schroff in writing to the above address by December 26th, 2014. All inquiries will receive a written response.

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Happy Hour! 3:30-4:30PM

Kidney disease strikes families, not only individuals. THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Burns Lake & area PERRY’S X-COUNTRY


B’s Free Enterprises Ltd.

Personalized In Home Service



1-877-873-7467 NEW: Cylinder exchange at Overwaitea or fill up cylinders at the Rainbow Gas Bar

The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help!

Cell: (250) 692-6569 • email:

250-698-7964 “A Challenge Today Is Knowledge For Tomorrow� Still serving the Lakes District

Operated by

Keith Wilson



Attention We have bundles We cut & wrap wild & domestic animals at of newspapers Mountaineer Meats for sale.

now operating at Grassy Plains Store We make homemade summer sausage, breakfast sausage, pepperoni & salami, beef jerky, pork sausage (Mennonite/farmers - garlic or sage)



We also cure hams and bacons Farmers, please book your beef


Inquire about beef for sale

Cell 250-692-9944 leave message or Butcher Shop 250-694-3315

Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs

FAXING 250-692-7887

Next to Rexall


P&B Mechanical

The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service


Bill and Patsy Miller Owners

Phone: (250) 692-4353 BUILDS

Payne Septic Service


Expanding Your Business?

Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., KITS Burns-Lake , BC V0J 1E2 • LIFT CUSTOM


Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067


Starting a Business?

For more information, call 1-800-556-5539

Delivery of Ink & PARTS Computer - GASSupplies & DIESEL

Liquor Store open until 11pm Mon - Sat, 10pm on Sundays

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1411Miller Miller Road (Left(Left Off Babine Lake Road) 1411 RoadNorth North Off Babine Lake Road)


HOURS EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Mon. to Sat. 11am-11pm (Kitchen closes at 10pm) Sun 4pm - 10pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)



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Monday - Saturday - Drinks & Appy Specials



Closed Closed

January 1


29850 Hwy 16 West PO Box 450 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone 250-696-3211 Cell: 250-692-9940 email:

Wood and Gas Stoves and Fireplaces 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake

Advertise your Business or Service here for $2225 per week. Call Lakes District News 250-692-7526 for more information.

Thank you for supporting our local businesses and services

Make cash not trash!







Wednesday, December 10, 2014



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9.0 L/100 KM HWY | 12.6 L/100 KM CITYź

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2014 CRUZE






LTZ MODEL SHOWN 5.7 L/100 KM HWY | 7.8 L/100 KM CITY



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More Stars. Safer Cars.

5-Star Safety Ratings



5.4 L/100 KM HWY | 8.2 L/100 KM CITYź


Call Sullivan Motor Products at 250-845-2244, or visit us at 2760 Yellowhead Highway, Houston. [License #5631]

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase, finance and lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Trax, Silverado or Cruze. Freight ($1,600/$1695/$1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration & dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. *Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014, 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on all eligible Chevrolet vehicles. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer vehicle or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014, 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $1500 credit available on all eligible Chevrolet vehicles. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer pick-up truck that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,000 credit available towards the retail purchase, cash purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014 or 2015 model year Chevrolet light or heavy duty pickup(except Colorado/Canyon); delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 through January 2, 2015. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited by law. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. **Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between December 2, 2014 through January 2, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on all new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet vehicles, excluding Corvette; special finance rate not compatible with certain cash credits on Silverado (1500 & HD), Equinox and Malibu. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $20,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $238.10 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $20,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air tax ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Dealer trade may be necessary. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. †$2,750 is a combined total credit consisting of a $750 Holiday Cash (tax inclusive) and a $2,000 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Trax which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $2,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ‡$8,000 is a combined total credit consisting of a $4,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Silverado Light Duty Double Cab, $1,000 Holiday Cash for Truck Owners (tax inclusive) and a $3,000 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty (1500) DoubleCab, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $3,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. *†$5,000 is a combined total credit consisting of a $1,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) on 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, a $750 Holiday Cash (tax inclusive) and a $3,250 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Cruze LTZ which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $3,250 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ~Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. After complimentary trial period, an active OnStar service plan is required. ††Based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. Excludes other GM vehicles. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your dealer for additional details. ‡‡2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ++Whichever comes first. See dealer/manufacturer for details. Based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. +Based on 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control and StabiliTrak. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. *^Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( ^Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.

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Burns Lake Lakes District News, December 10, 2014  

December 10, 2014 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

Burns Lake Lakes District News, December 10, 2014  

December 10, 2014 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News