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CN address safety concerns in Burns Lake CN says the company has invested heavily in technology to avoid incidents FLAVIO NIENOW After the train derailment in LacMegantic, Q.C., that killed approximately 50 people on July 6, 2013, the rail industry has taken a closer look at their safety procedures. Although the incident in Quebec was not a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) incident, the company has taken several steps to improve safety. Representatives of CN provided an update on the latest safety features of the company to the board of directors of the Regional District of BulkleyNechako (RDBN) on March 26, 2015. “We’ve invested heavily in technology that lets us see problems with our trains ahead of having an incident,” said Lee Nelson, Senior Dangerous Goods Officer for CN’s western region. Nelson explained that CN is run under a safety management system, which allows CN to ensure that the company has tools in place to identify deficiencies and even use them for their benefit. ...see CN SAFETY

Oil spill in Vancouver The Canadian Coast Guard estimates 2800 litres or about 17 barrels of oil spilled from the grain freighter Marathassa as it was anchored in English Bay.

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Increased seasonal flood ICBC speaks to students at Lakes District Secondary School ICBC road safety speaker Greg Drew is touring northern B.C. high schools to talk to students ahead of graduation season about the importance of making safe driving choices. On average, two youth are killed and 72 injured in crashes from April to June every year in North Central B.C. Greg Drew draws from a 33-year career in fire services and having lived through every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of his 17-year-old son in 2003, in a single-vehicle crash seen here in the above photo.

Higher than normal snow packs in the Upper Fraser West basin indicate increased seasonal flood risk in the unregulated regions of the Nechako basin this year.

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Can Burns Lake still have a pool? The dream of having a pool in Burns Lake is not a recent one. The Lakes District Pool Club has been trying to make this dream become a reality for approximately 20 years.

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has condemned government agencies' handling of a spill of suspected bunker fuel oil from a freighter in English Bay that has fouled area beaches. The Canadian Coast Guard estimates 2800 litres or about 17 barrels of oil spilled from the grain freighter Marathassa as it was anchored in English Bay. "The response to what is a relatively small oil spill by historical standards has been totally inadequate to date," Robertson said. "If this had been a significant spill this kind of response would have been a catastrophe." Robertson questioned why it took six hours after the discovery of the spill around 5 p.m. Wednesday to start deploying containment booms, why it took 13 hours to notify the City of Vancouver, and why as of last Friday the exact substance spilled is not yet confirmed. He reiterated Vancouver's opposition to past federal decisions to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard base and cut staff at a federal oil spill response centre in Vancouver. "This really goes back to the lack of leadership from the federal and provincial governments to ensure these efforts are coordinated, that there's an immediate response to an oil spill in Vancouver's waters, regardless of the scale of it, and that response is lacking." Coast Guard officials estimate 80 per cent of the spilled oil has been recovered, mainly by skimmer vessels from the Western Canada Marine Response Corp. Robertson said it's unclear how much of the remainder has sunk to the bottom to pose a long-term environmental hazard. Premier Christy Clark was also sharply critical of the Coast Guard's delayed response, noting the local availability of spill response equipment and personnel did not appear to be the issue. "The problem was they weren't deployed," Clark said. "The Coast Guard didn't make the decision in a timely manner to get them out there." She said the situation underscores what the prov-

does not yet exist here, not just for a potential future increase in oil tanker shipments but to deal with leaks and spills from other ships already carrying cargo and passengers. "It is totally unacceptable that we don't have the spill response that we require here – the federal government needs to step up," Clark said. "I hope it's a wake-up call to push the Coast Guard into action to ensure we're ready not just for shipping that may come but for shipping that's here now." She said the federal government has committed to improvements, but "they are not there yet." The premier reiterated there will be no new heavy oil pipelines in B.C. without world-class spill response, among other provincial pre-conditions. It's unclear whether the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base degraded the response, Clark said, but added the province opposed the federal decision. Clark said deficiencies of Coast Guard response were also demonstrated in the case of the Russian container ship Simushir, which lost power in rough seas and drifted for hours before being towed away from the coast of Haida Gwaii last October. If the Coast Guard can't respond quickly enough, Clark said, it should transfer leadership authority to the province, which has long experience overseeing incident command for forest fires and other emergencies under its jurisdiction. Port officials have said the oil initially appeared to be an unrecoverable light sheen on the water surface until heavier concentrations were found. The Marathassa initially denied it was the source but has been found responsible and is expected to be liable for cleanup costs. The new vessel is thought to have malfunctioned on its maiden voyage. Despite the containment efforts, large slicks extended to shore, where cleanup volunteers were finding tar balls and oiled seaweed. Some oil reached Sandy Cove in West Vancouver. A multi-agency cleanup operation is expected, with careful work to clean soiled intertidal areas without excessive damage to marine life. – with files from Tom Fletcher

Lakes District News

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Increased seasonal flood risk for Upper Fraser West this year

Upper Fraser West basin has the highest snow packs in the province Flavio Nienow Higher than normal snow packs in the Upper Fraser West basin indicate increased seasonal flood risk in the unregulated regions of the Nechako basin this year. According to the April 1, 2015, snow basin indices by the B.C. River Forecast Centre (BCRFC), the Upper Fraser West snow packs are at 120 per cent of normal, the highest levels in the province. The Upper Fraser West basin includes the communities of Burns Lake, Fort St. James and Vanderhoof. With the exception of the Upper Fraser West, all regions of the province have near normal or below normal April 1 snow basin indices. Snow basin indices range from a low of 13 per cent on the south coast to a high of 120 per cent in Upper Fraser West. Nechako snow packs are at 106 per cent of normal for this time of year. Near-normal snow packs – 90 to 110 per cent - indicate normal seasonal flood risk. The snow water equivalent measurement for the province is 73 per cent of nor-

mal. This is the second lowest provincial average snow water equivalent in the past 31 years of record. However, according to BCRFC, flooding is always possible during the snow melt freshet season, even in years with normal or lower than normal snow packs. Temperatures across the province continued to be well above normal through the month of March. Temperatures were typically 3-5°C above normal across the interior. March precipitation trends have been varied across the province, but in general have been well above normal.  As a result of these conditions - warmer temperatures, increased proportion of precipitation falling as rain rather than snow and mid-season melt of snow packs - rivers across the province have seen well above normal flows through the winter. According to BCRFC, warm temperatures in mid- to late-March led to increased melt at mid-elevation, leading to “dramatic rises” in many interior rivers. High flows have been observed in most of the major rivers of the province. In the interior plateau, early snow melt runoff is leading very high flows in some medium sized rivers around Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake and surrounding areas. Environment Canada is forecasting a “high likelihood of above normal temperatures” over the April to June period across the province, particularly for the coastal areas. Usually by early April, nearly all of the

annual B.C. snow pack has accumulated, with a typical peak accumulation occurring in mid-April. Additional accumulation through April is possible, but given the existing conditions, it is expected that the province will generally commence into melt at mid to high elevations this month. A local Francois Lake resident commented that the lake has risen quickly this year and is a head of schedule by about three inches compared to last year. The BCRFC will continue to monitor snow pack conditions and streamflow across the province. For more information, visit

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of April and May 2015 will be held as follows: April 20, 2015 School Board Ofce, Vanderhoof, BC May 11, 2015 School Board Ofce, Vanderhoof, BC These meetings will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer

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Being a Canadian

Treaty cash cow may dry up

If you haven’t been following my editorials lately, I should inform you that I moved back to Brazil while I wait for a decision on my Canadian permanent residency application (feel free to send a letter to Stephen Harper on my behalf stating what a great person I am and why I deserve to be in Canada). If you’ve ever had the chance to travel outside of Canada, or even gone to a different province, you would probably agree that it’s impossible not to compare the new place to where you’re from. What’s interesting is that we tend to assume that the way we do things is the norm, and hardly ever stop to think about them. We only realize some aspects of our own culture once go someplace else. Think about the habit of holding the door for people, for example. You might think that holding the door is simply common courtesy (and if you thought that, you are a true Canadian). In fact, we can be so over the top in Canada that sometimes we will hold the door for people coming 300 feet away. Then the people coming toward us will start running so that we are not waiting too long, and then both parties will apologize for some unknown reason and wish each other a nice day. Well… things are a little different in other parts of the world. As I was holding the washroom door for this man behind me in Sao Paulo, he stopped on the way to look at his phone, completely ignoring me, and then looked up at me with an expression of ‘why are you holding the door and staring at me?’ After I had some time to reflect, I realized I probably scared the poor man. After all, why on earth would a stranger be holding the washroom door with a smile in South America? He was probably convinced I was a psychopath. I guess someone should’ve given me a crash course on South American culture since I obviously forgot all about it. The other thing I’ve been struggling with since I arrived here is the use of crosswalks. In Canada, even if you’re jaywalking, most drivers will stop and smile at you (or apologize for not stopping sooner). In South America, although crosswalks exist, they have no real use. You can stand next to them for hours and nobody will stop. In the end, you will have to run for your life and hope for the best. You probably never stopped to think about this, but people even line up differently in Canada, leaving enormous distances between each other. When I was living in Toronto, sometimes I could not walk into the bank because the few people that were in line were so far away from each other that they were literally blocking the door (this actually happened a few times). When I was in Sao Paulo, on the other hand, I was lining up at the airport and noticed that people were practically glued to my back. I could not understand why everybody was so close together, but then I remembered how the opposite situation had happened in Canada a few years back, so I laughed. And the last thing (and probably the strangest of all) is the amount of body contact we encounter in Brazil. When we meet new people in Canada we will say ‘hi’ and wave from a safe distance. Sometimes we can be adventurous and shake hands. In Brazil, however, you have no escape but to hug dramatically everyone you come across. The norm is actually to give women two or three kisses on their cheeks (and nobody ever knows how many kisses exactly, so it’s always awkward to meet people). It’s funny that I only realized how Canadian I had become once I left Canada.

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The B.C. Treaty Commission and its federal and provincial financiers put on a brave show last week, celebrating a “milestone” in negotiations for a modern treaty with five Vancouver Island First Nations. A regional group representing the Songhees, Beecher Bay, T’Souke, Malahat and SnawNaw-As (Nanoose) First Nations have reached the “agreement in principle” stage of negotiations with Canada and B.C., after 20 years of treaty talks. This is similar to the treaty finalized in 2007 with another five-member Vancouver Island group called Maa-Nulth First Nations. The Te’mexw Treaty Association agreed to accept 1,565 hectares of provincial Crown land and $142 million in federal cash to settle its historic aboriginal title. Alas, agreement in principle is but the fourth of sixth stages. Now a platoon of lawyers takes over from the roomful of negotiators to produce the final legal text. It will be years before this treaty can be presented to the B.C. legislature and the House of Commons in Ottawa, if it ever is. These elaborate ceremonies will never be viewed the same again after the release of federal treaty advisor Doug Eyford’s report last month. The Te’mexw event seemed to have an extra urgency after Eyford’s observation that much of this costly activity has become a job creation program for those involved. These Vancouver Island communities deserve credit for setting aside their own territorial disputes. It’s more than most have done. Eyford concluded after a long summer of meetings last year that many treaty negotiation teams in this province and across the country show no such inclination. In B.C. and elsewhere in Canada, there is a “conspicuous lack of urgency in negotiations” and “sharp divisions” between parties, most of which have been at the table for a decade or more, Eyford found. This is what has come to be known as the “aboriginal industry,” where lawyers and consultants have a seemingly endless supply of lucrative work, much of it of questionable value. For some aboriginal participants, attending treaty meetings year after year is the best paying job they have ever had. Indeed, a common feature of the province’s dealings with aboriginal communities is that their leaders demand meetings, and then demand to be paid to attend them. This latest Vancouver Island treaty, assuming it is ever finalized, would at least in part replace the Douglas Treaties, signed by B.C.’s colonial governor James Douglas in the 1850s. These treaties around Fort Victoria were quickly concluded if nothing else. The Beecher Bay Band was paid 45 pounds, 10 shillings for most of Sooke and another 43 pounds and change for its Metchosin territory. One of the biggest missing pieces in the latest agreement in principle is the share of federally-regulated fisheries. This has been a theme of B.C. Treaty Commission reports in recent years, as Ottawa holds up treaties for years because it is unable or unwilling to offer shares of salmon in particular. Hunting and fishing rights are acknowledged even in historic treaties, and reaffirmed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Sharing these rights while maintaining conservation of fish stocks has been more than Ottawa, and in some cases neighbouring aboriginal communities, have been able to manage. Eyford’s findings, and the B.C. government’s sudden refusal to keep staffing a B.C. Treaty Commission that shows so little progress, have sent one overdue message. If participants aren’t prepared to make real compromises and show a willingness to conclude agreements rather than drag them out, they should leave and come back when they are ready to do so.


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On July 30, 2014, a CN train derailed near Decker Lake Forest Products due to a collision with a loaded logging truck. Burns Lake was lucky this time as there were no threatening injuries nor hazardous spills. CN SAFETY from t P1 “This allows us to identify what the problems are, come up with a root cause analysis and take advantage of them [problems],” he said. “If it’s a technology issue, we can leverage that; if it’s a training issue, we could bolster our employees’ knowledge.” According to Nelson, many safety features are not visible to the general public. “As the trains run along, we have detectors that are measuring bearing temperatures on all cars,” he said. These detectors notify crew in the event of a warm bearing in the train, allowing crew to slow down the train or stop immediately. Historically, failed bearings have been a direct cause of derailments. “We have other scanners out there known as wild sites, which are wheel impact load detector sites that we’ve put in place,” he added. These detectors find wheels that are not perfectly round, measuring the force applied by the wheels to that railway. The equipment is able to identify which wheels in the train have a defect. In addition, the company has added additional handbrakes in most locations. As a carrier, CN is under a common carrier obligation, which means that CN cannot refuse shipments of dangerous

goods. So the company has been improving safety by incentivizing customers to use the “newer and safer cars,” in an effort to phase out as many of the older cars as possible. “If you ship with the

newer and better cars we will give you a reduced rate,” explained Nelson. In order to be better prepared for an incident, CN had a closed meeting with first responders and RDBN

representatives on March 25, 2015. During the meeting, CN covered in depth what the response would be in case of a rail accident in the region. Although CN has the duty to respond to an accident, if

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the incident takes place within a municipality, CN has to work with the municipality and its first responders. Nelson said all CN trains carrying dangerous goods have information available to the emergency responders including what’s in the containers, who shipped the product, where the product is going and the volume being carried. Should the crew not be able to get to the emergency responders, all this information is available digitally. Dangerous goods transported through Burns Lake include gasoline, diesel fuel and propane. On July 30, 2014, a CN train derailed near Decker Lake Forest Products due to a collision with a loaded logging truck. The crash and derailment saw the involvement of 22 intermodal cars and two locomotives, but not the entire train. There were no life threatening injuries but the driver of the logging truck was taken to the hospital.


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Starting looking Editor: Crosswalks are a legal and safe way for pedestrians to cross the street. They are usually situated in parts of the community where crossings are most prevalent.  They are normally marked, both at street level and with overhead signage and with painted laddered bridge in the road to totally specify the exact location for the pedestrians to use.   This has all been done in Burns Lake.  I feel a large part of the problem lies with the drivers themselves.  Should you not be familiar with where the crosswalks are if you've lived in the community for months or years.  Should you not be aware that there could be someone crossing at them even before you arrive at one.  No one wants to slow done, or give right of way.  Everyone is in too big a hurry.  I have been teaching driving lessons in town for the past couple of years, and crosswalks are never an issue for the new drivers.  They are taught pedestrians have the right of way, even if they don't.  That's the defensive way to look at things.  They slow if necessary well in advance, and give right of way when applicable. Drivers are running stop signs consistently and abusing almost all the road rules all the time. With student in car we saw a lady driver at the last second pull her vehicle back onto the road because she was texting while driving.  Lots of drivers are also uncertain of the rules at a traffic light.  Sit and watch the traffic at the only one we have in town if you don't believe me.  I think before we spend too much time analyzing the exact proper positioning for crosswalks, perhaps we should spend more time analyzing our driving habits. I personally like the extra activity in the down town core.  It's like the 'good ole days' with a hub of activity.  With activity comes traffic, both pedestrian and vehicle.  We have a community built on a hill with several S curves as the main thoroughfare.  That's the way it is.  Traffic signs, lights, crosswalks and many other hazards present themselves to us every day while we make our

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Outrage over English Bay oil spill

Editor: As thousands marched in Quebec City demanding climate action from Canada’s premiers, conWe are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help seniors cerned British Columbians pressed the case that with non medical day-to-day tasks that will reduce B.C. must withdraw from the flawed federal review isolation and support independence. process for the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankIf you are interested in volunteering, ers. the following services require volunteers: British Columbians were on the streets around • Friendly visits • Yard Work the province securing signatures calling for Brit• Grocery Shopping Assistance • Transportation/Drivers ish Columbia to take back decision-making control If you are interested in volunteering - contact over the Kinder Morgan proposal from Ottawa. SHERI PEEBLES at 250 692 7577 for further information.  “The spill of toxic bunker oil in English Bay this Lakes District Community Services’ IADL Services week is a reminder that accidents happen and cleanfor Seniors program is here to help. up is impossible, even when the spill occurs in calm Call to book or register: 250-692-7577 waters within view of BC’s largest concentration of first responders,”said Sierra Club BC campaign Lakes District Community Services Society director Caitlyn Vernon. “There is nothing ‘world132 - B Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake class’ about the slow and ineffective response that Phone: (250) 692 7577 • E-mail: has put the health and safety of people and wildlife at risk, raising questions about what would happen way through town.   It's in the case of a much larger spill from a Kinder time we started looking Morgan oil tanker.”  at them as such.  “And any oil that doesn’t spill on coastal beachSam Moroski es or in salmon-bearing rivers will end up spilling into the atmosphere once it is burned, contributing to climate disruption.”   Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders are meeting in Quebec City on April 14 to discuss climate issues. Across Canada, events were held today to pressure provincial leaders to act on climate, centering on a march in Quebec City.   "British Columbians no longer trust Ottawa when it comes to crude oil pipelines and tankers," Letters should be brief said Dogwood Initiative's Kai Nagata. "Luckily our and to the point, with a province has the power to conduct a fair, indepenmaximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to dent review of the Kinder Morgan project. All it cell: 1-250-692-9303 withhold from print any takes is the political will. Premier Clark could give letters which may be the National Energy Board notice tomorrow and libelous, racist or sexist, withdraw from this embarrassing process." and may edit for brevity  Act on climate events were held in Vancouver, and clarity. Letters MUST If you want to sell or buy a home Victoria, North Vancouver, Fort Langley, Nanaiinclude the signature of mo, Courtenay, Vernon, Powell River and on Salt please think of the letter writer, a mailing Spring Island. Events included volunteers from address and a phone Sierra Club BC, Dogwood Initiative, ForestEthics number. Only the name Advocacy, Wilderness Committee, Georgia Strait will be reproduced in the newspaper. Alliance and the PIPE UP Network. It would be my pleasure to work with you  "The National Energy Board review of the KindSend letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box er Morgan pipeline refuses to hear evidence on cli309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J mate change, has made public participation all but 1E0. Fax to 250-692-3685 impossible and has failed to make Kinder Morgan or email to newsroom@ answer important questions on issues such as their emergency response plan," said ForestEthics Advocacy’s Sven Biggs.      "This week's oil spill in English Bay brings WHEREAS all levels of education have been chronically underfunded for more than a decade and continuous cuts are damaging our public education system; and the real risks of this WHEREAS as a community college with six satellite campuses, CNC plays a vital role in supporting communities and helps to make education more accessible to people in rural areas; and project into focus and WHEREAS students pursuing post-secondary studies have been negatively impacted – student debt has risen and accessibility declined; and shows that the federal WHEREAS cuts are putting tremendous pressure on existing staff to do more and more with less and less resources; and government's promise WHEREAS many low income residents in the community receive dental services in a clinic run by the dental program; and of world class spill reWHEREAS the college wants to cut both dental programs – 88% of the dental assisting graduates find work north of 100 Mile House and the program at CNC is the only dental assistant sponse is hollow. Now program north of Kelowna; and the dental hygiene program is the only one outside of the Lower Mainland; and more than ever Premier WHEREAS CNC is considering eliminating counselling services and the daycare; and Clark needs to assert WHEREAS the 2015 BC Budget gave a 2% tax break to individuals with incomes over $150,000 – which is estimated to cost over $200 million. B.C.'s power to make THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED hereby petition the College of New Caledonia Board of Governors to immediately drop all plans to cut programs, staff and services in all college its own decision on this communities (Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Quesnel and Vanderhoof). pipeline."   BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Governors immediately abandon planned cuts and work to protect services for northern residents and properly fund post-secondary education. Tim Pearson           Signature Printed Name (First and Last) E-mail address Cell Phone Sierra Club BC          

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disappointed to see that Burns Lake built a climbing wall but did not invest in a pool. “It killed our enthusiasm,” she said. “We don’t need a climbing wall; we need a pool. People in Burns Lake have been going to Houston to learn how to swim.” According to Sheryl Worthing, Chief Executive Officer for Burns Lake, village staff has done some research over the years on building and operating a pool in town. Staff looked at operating costs of other pools in Northern B.C. and found that operating costs for a pool “are very high and would place too much of a burden ...see POOL t P11

The dream of having a pool in Burns Lake is not a recent one. The Lakes District Pool Club has been trying to make this dream become a reality for approximately 20 years. “We’re not giving up,” said Martina Zechendorf, President of the pool club. “We [club members] feel that we have a responsibility to the community to build this pool.” Over the years, the pool club has accumulated over $50,000 through fundraisings and donations. However, the price to build the proposed pool is estimated at $4 million. Besides the challenge of not having enough money to build the pool, there is also the uncertainty of who would maintain it. Zechendorf estimates that the yearly cost to maintain the proposed pool would be approximately $500,000. Applying for any kind of funding at this point would be difficult since the proposed project still does not have a location, she explained. Book the time you need now. When the Lakeside Multiplex was opened in 2014, Zechendorf said pool club members were

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Houston Canfor studies inventory Jackie Lieuwen Canfor is completing a shadow analysis to protect their timber rights and verify forest inventory. On March 16, the Ministry of Forests announced a 26 per cent timber harvest cutback over the next 10 years. The harvest was cut 12 per cent for the next five years and another 16 per cent in 2020.  At a Public Advisory Group (PAG) meeting April 2, Canfor planning coordinator Greg Yeomans said the Annual Allowable Cut was good news overall.  "It was not the magnitudes that we were originally expecting," he said. In early-2014, Canfor hired Ecora Engineering and Resource Group as a consultant to create a shadow analysis, or a model that captures a sample of the forest and mimics the ministry inventory.  Yeomans says they did that in order to "analyze the data and constraints to see what the cut would be and to hold the government accountable in that regard."  Canfor Silviculture Manager Carl van-

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derMark agreed. "What we are doing is trying to protect our interests in the timber harvesting land base," he said.  The last complete government inventory of the Morice timber supply area (TSA) was in the mid-1990s, said Ministry Public Affairs Officer Greg Bethel.  He says the ministry maintains and updates the forest inventory each year, and started a complete re-inventory in 2014, set to be complete by 2017.  The Canfor shadow analysis based their model on information from high quality forest images from the Ministry of Forests.  Consultant Jay Greenfield, Ecora Resource Analyst, said they analyzed 504 polygons (13,000 hectares) of forest in the Morice timber supply area.  "We've gone through a process to get our model as close to the Ministry's as we can…. Our results are pretty close to what the ministry has done, but not exact," Greenfield said.  Their analysis of the timber found 20 percent dead wood overall, which is close to the 22 per cent from the ministry, Greenfield said.  He says their study discovered one key difference from the ministry inventory. "Over half of the mortal-

ity that we saw, wasn't even pine. It was spruce and balsam," said Greenfield. He says the ministry inventory overlooks a significant component of spruce and balsam mortality, and it overestimates the mountain pine beetle related mortality. Yeomans said this explains part of their struggle to meet the 75 per cent pine requirement over the past few years.   "We were up against a wall trying to meet the pine partition… [we were] struggling and struggling, and the inventory says there is 29 million cubic metres of pine out there," Yeomans said. "This helped us verify and quantify the obstacles we were against."  Another thing that the Ecora inventory program showed was the diversity in the Morice timber supply.  "There are lots of mixed-species stands on the TSA and even though all the pine or spruce might be dead, there's a significant component of green timber in these mixed-species stands," Greenfield said. Andy Meints, PAG member and owner of Andy Meints Contracting, said that with what they log, there seems to be a lot of dead wood.  "Do you guys really believe that there's not that much dead out there?" he asked.  Lars Hobenshield, Canfor Planning Supervisor, said part of the dead is inaccessible or in reserve areas.  VanderMark said Canfor has been finde A pre ia ing less dead then what B y i is in the inventory. H Yeomans said Canfor sent their findings to the Ministry of Forests and they were factored into the new Annual Allowable Cut (AAC). Instead of requiring Grassy Plains Community Hall licensees to harvest a Dinner starts at 5:30pm certain amount of pine, the new AAC simply Adults $12.00 limits the amount of live Children 5-12 $8.00 wood, Greenfield said.  Tickets available from 4-H members The first five years, or cell 250-694-3566 or text 250-692-9671. harvest is at 1.9 million Back by popular demand! cubic metres per year, Our hugely popular but no more then 1.6 million cubic metres Bake Sale Auction can be live wood. The Dance to follow dinner other 300,000 must be Kick up your heels to the music of the dead wood.  Tweedsmuir Fiddlers "This basically recognizes that there is a sustainable harvest of green timber on the land base and then 300,000 [cubic metres] over and above that at the pump and can be dead volume," Greenfield said.  "But if that volume at the counter! isn't there, it doesn't restrict your ability to harvest green volume.  "If we get two years We have the LOWEST down the road and realize that the dead volFUEL PRICES in town! ume is no longer economically viable… it's Convenience Store not going to affect the with a range of everyday items such as green timber harvest."  groceries, toiletries, pop, candy, tobacco Greenfield says dead products, and newspapers. pine is expected to be worth harvesting for the next five years.  819D Center Street, Burns Lake Projecting into the 250-692-3901 next 250 years, he says Hours: Mon to Fri: 6am-11pm Sat 8am-11pm, Sun: 9am-9pm they expect the harvest Holidays: 9am-9pm level to climb again in the long-term.  Everyone is welcome to purchase gas at our store!






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Conservation officer, Ron LeBlanc holds the baby bear they had to tranquilize because the little guy woke up too soon from hibernation. LeBlanc says he is looking forward to becoming part of the Burns Lake community.

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bear], he would not have survived,” he said. A conservation officer’s job is both diverse and demanding, and not all stories have a happy ending. A few weeks ago, LeBlanc assisted a truck driver who had hit a bald eagle with his side mirror. The eagle ended up tangled on the truck’s side mirror and was still alive when LeBlanc arrived at the scene. Unfortunately, the eagle had to be put down because its wings were broken. “Being a conservation officer is in some ways similar to being in the army because both activities involve dealing with different cultures and overcoming diversity.” “There are still dangers out here [being a conservation officer], just different from being in the army,” he said. “Both can be dangerous.” LeBlanc is originally from Ebb and Flow, M.B., a small First Nation reserve approximately 230 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. Being a First

Burns Lake’s newest conservation officer, Ron LeBlanc, is bringing extensive military experience to his position. LeBlanc spent 23 years in the army as a sergeant major, and served two tours in Afghanistan. LeBlanc graduated from the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy in Victoria, B.C. The 12-week training academy consists of courses such as firearms, defensive tactics, swift water rescue, emergency vehicle operators' course, interview and interrogation, chemical immobilization and problem wildlife. “I was fortunate enough to be class valedictorian,” he said. LeBlanc arrived in Burns Lake in January 2015. Although he is hasn’t been in the job nd for too long, he already has many stories to show your appreciation share. In a recent call, by sending flowers for example, LeBlanc had to assist with a ~ order today! baby bear that had woGuaranteed freshness! ken up too soon from hibernation. The bear Give Us a Call - We Deliver received a tranquilizer 416 Government Street, Burns Lake 250-692-2395 Toll Free 1-877-692-2395 and was taken to a wild Open Monday thru Friday: 11 am - 5 pm • Saturday: Noon - 3 pm life shelter in Smithers. See our website: “If I had left him [the

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Nations and a conservation officer can also add some challenges to the job, he explained. Killing animals, for example, can sometimes be difficult because of his culture. LeBlanc is part of the bear clan and is sensitive to killing bears. According to LeBlanc, the move to Burns Lake is not supposed to be temporary. In fact, he and his wife have already purchased a property in town. His wife, who is a school teacher, will be moving to Burns Lake in June. LeBlanc said he and his wife are both eager to volunteer for the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. LeBlanc said he wants to “set a good example for children and show that there is opportunity for everyone.” “I am looking forward to being part of this community,” he said.


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Volume of real estate sales slightly down across the region Uncertainty with the effects of lower oil prices affected the real estate market FLAVIO NIENOW The B.C. Northern Real Estate Board (BCNREB) reported 856 sales with a value of $213,161,426 through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the first quarter of 2015. This compares with 1005 sales worth $248,635,086 to the end of March, 2014. As of March 31, 2015, there were 4023 properties of all types available for purchase through the MLS® compared to 3625 at this time last year. President David Black comments, “Although the volume of sales was down slightly across BCNREB area, in the first quarter of 2015, the regions more closely associated with the oil and gas industry, the Northeast and North Coast experienced a more significant drop, year over year. This can be attributed to the uncertainty with the long term effects of lower oil prices.”   “Consumers must remember that overall, the economy of the northern half of the province is still strong and there are billions of dollars in potential developments which could benefit from lower oil costs and better availability of tradespeople. This coupled with historically low interest rates, affordable housing prices and increased inventory makes this a good time to consider making real estate investments or buying a new home,” he added. In Burns Lake, 19 properties worth $1.5 mil-

lion have changed hands since Jan. 1, 2015. For the same period in 2014, 15 properties worth $1.7 million changed hands. At the end of March 2015, there were 128 properties of all types available for sale through the MLS® in the Burns Lake area. For the same period in 2014, there were 124. In Smithers, Realtors® reported 55 sales with a value of $14.1 million to March 31, 2015. This compares to 65 sales with a value of $12.8 million for the same period in 2014. In addition to the 22 single family homes that sold, three parcels of vacant land, 14 homes on acreage and two manufactured homes on land changed hands this year. At the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 245 properties of all types available for purchase through the MLS® in the Smithers area. In 2014, there were 213. In Vanderhoof, Realtors® reported 10 sales worth $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2015. This compares to 18 sales worth $3 million in the first quarter of 2014. At the end of March 2015, there were 125 properties available for purchase through the MLS® in the Vanderhoof area. At the end of March 2014, there were 105. In Fort St. James, there were 13 sales worth $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2015. This compares to five sales worth $679,500 in the first quarter of 2014. As of March 31, 2015, there were 70 properties available on the MLS® in the area. As of March 31, 2014, there were 62. In Prince George, 244 properties of all types worth $61.5 million have changed hands in the first three months of 2015. In 2014, 250 properties of all types worth $62 million changed hands in the first three months. At the end of March 2015 there were 644 properties of all types available on the MLS® within the city limits. At the end of March 2014, there were 622.


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Pool people need some help POOL from t P1 on tax payers.” Zechendorf, on the other hand, thinks the benefits of having a pool in Burns Lake outweigh the cost. “Having a pool in town would make people healthier and could lower expenditures with health care,” she said. “It would be especially beneficial for older people.” Zechendorf also mentioned that having a pool in town could make Burns Lake a more attractive destination for residents from other parts of the province and therefore improve the local economy. Over the years, the pool club has considered many options, including partnering with motels in town, and building a therapeutic pool. About two years ago, club members came up with the idea of bringing a transportable pool from Vanderhoof to Burns Lake. The club could not find a location for the transportable pool and eventually gave up on the idea. “We're just trying to be creative, and trying

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Age Friendly Grant

Village Recreation received an Age Friendly Grant for Seniors . Our Fitness program, Gym, Spring Card with Magnet Making Classes, and much more will be FREE April 2015 for Seniors 60+.

Indoor Playspace has re-opened from 1:00-2:30pm every Friday with a new set of toys and activities for all the kids to enjoy. We hope this change will allow more kids and parents to enjoy this awesome free program! Lakeside Multiplex - 103 Flogum Dr. P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-3817 • Email: or Facebook /

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: Walk club, starting this month until June - Tues. early bird 8:15 a.m. - Thurs. later bird 3:30 p.m. More info (250) 694-3270.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015



Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” coming to The Beacon Theatre


The last broadcast of the current season of The Met: Live in HD opera  productions, a joint project of the Arts Council and the Beacon Theatre, takes place on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. Jacques Offenbach’s  ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ features the magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo taking on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. The Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production also  features  Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice singing the three heroines, each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Kate Lindsey is Hoffmann’s Muse Nicklausse. Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. The Arts Council and the Beacon Theatre hope to partner on a series of Met Broadcasts in 2015/16. Plan to join us for the last broadcast of this spring! Daffodil Extravaganza 2015 The  Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April

25 at 6 p.m. at the Decker Lake Hall. Tick- information, call 250-694-3219. ets available from the local Cancer Society 4-H Buyers’ Appreciation Supper and Office on Main Street, or from one of the Fundraiser CCS volunteers. The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers will be feaThis is a no-alcohol, family event, fea- tured at a supper and fundraiser sponsored turing a Ukrainian-style supper, entertain- by the Southside 4-H Club on Friday, May ment, a toonie auction, a silent auction, 8.  Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. The hugely door prizes and a quilt raffle (the quilt was popular bake sale auction will take place handmade by Karen Hutton). Get your between dances.  More information is in tickets soon for this fundraiser and enjoy- there ad on page 8 of this issue of Lakes able evening of great food and family en- District News. tertainment. Southside Coffee House Local entertainers including The Barkers, Just for Fun, The Moosehorn Mountain Boys, Jon Boss and Brittany Evans will be featured at a Southside Cofat William Konkin fee house on Saturday, May 2 at Elementary School 7:30 p.m. at the SEDA Centre on the Uncha Lake Road near the For children registered for kindergarten in Southside Ferry Landing. Seatthe fall and a parent or caregiver ing is limited, so get your tickets early. There will be door prizes, th a 50/50 draw, coffee, tea and donuts. Proceeds will be applied to From 1:30-2:30 PM the purchase of a sound system Come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon and for the SEDA Centre. For more take home a bag of quality educational

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Thursday, April 16

Write and win $3000 The deadline of May 1 for submissions to the 2015 Cedric Literary Awards is fast approaching and organizers of the writing competition are putting out a final call for submissions. The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-ofits-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize and celebrate unpublished English and French-speaking BC writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better. The Cedric Literary Awards is a juried competition, and a prize of $3000 will be awarded to each of the category winners, with an additional prize of $3000 given to a First Nations storyteller. Details about a gala awards

event will be announced at a later date. Authors interested in taking part in this exciting new writing compe-

tition should log on to the website at: www. or email Veronica Osborn, at

materials to help your child have a successful transition to kindergarten! We look forward to seeing you!

To register, at contact WKE


Welcome to

from 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Monday, April 20th, 2015 at the Jean Paulson Lodge

The executive will be serving dinner at 6:30 pm. Meeting will start at 7:00 pm Come and share ideas for the future of your club.

Francois-Ootsa Sportsman’s Association is holding their

Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 P.M. at Wistaria Hall

All are welcome to attend. Questions or Directions? Call 694-3403

Old Landmarks Christian Fellowship

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust decay, and where thieves break through and steal: but store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust cannot destroy, and where thieves cannot break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 7:19-21

It is with great appreciation we; the Burns Lake Minor Hockey Bantam team, wish to say THANK YOU to the following businesses for their generous financial support for the Bantam Tier 4 BC Championship.

Kindergarten Friday, April 17th

Annual General Meeting


will be hosting a

For children registered for Kindergarten in the fall



Decker Lake Elementary School



Lakes District Maintenance CIBC

Radley Contracting Flintstone Mining

To our community, THANK YOU for your support over the past year.

Join us for a Welcome to Kindergarten orientation and learn about family activities that will help your child have a successful transition to Kindergarten.

It was a great experience for all of us. We represented our community well with great sportsmanship. To our coaches Kenny Worthing, Lee Strizich, Keith Brown and Trevor Peterson THANK YOU, without you we would not have had this awesome experience!!

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1-855-678-7833 Daffodil Extravaganza April 25 6:00 p.m. Decker Lake Hall. Ukrainian Dinner & Entertainment Call Rhoda for more info 250-692-3690.



Lakes District Museum is now open for the season Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone (250) 692-7450.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

t community

The secret to a happy marriage

Thank you

We would like to thank our family and friends for helping us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Thanks to those who sent gifts, cards, did the organizing and the clean up of the hall. The food and beautiful cake was awesome. You all are a great team. It was a special day, one we will never forget.

Burns Lake couple celebrates 70 years of marriage on March 16.

Thank you very much, Danny & Sharon


Fashion Show Hospital Point Hall

Saturday April 25th, 2015 Dinner starts at 6:00PM

Tickets $20. To purchase please contact: Donna 694-3571, Cathy 6943500, Outdoor Adventures 692-3777 or Northside General Store 695-6291

Includes dinner, door prize & features new spring fashions by... Submitted photo

Matthew and Mary Michell pose with their sons Leonard, Henry and Johnny and daughter Emma. dents Mary and Matthew Michell tion and care for one another,” Flavio Nienow

All proceeds to the Southside Seniors Housing Project

416 Government St. • Open Tuesday thru Saturday Noon til 5 pm

have discovered the key ingredients to a happy marriage. “Respect, love, communica-

After 70 years of marriage, it’s safe to say that Burns Lake resi-

explained their daughter Emma Palmantier. The love birds celebrated 70

What is Rotary up to? Rotary is currently accepting nominations for


What matters to you?

What would you change about the world if you could?

Do you know a young person between the ages of 12 and 21 years who exemplifies “Service Above Self” through their volunteer activities? Why not recognize their efforts by nominating them for the Youth Citizen of the Year Award?

Street Spirits Theatre Company will be coming to Burns Lake and lead an interactive theatre workshop and performance event about what matters to people in the community. Street Spirits is an internationally recognized, award winning social action Theatre Company from right here in Northern BC. Street Spirits has performed across Canada and in the United States.

Send us the details of their activities and why you think they should be recognized. The award includes $250 for the recipient and $250 for the nominator to donate to a charity of their choice. Nominations can be sent to:

Rotary Club of Burns Lake, YOUTH CITIZEN OF THE YEAR PO Box 616, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

Or via the website:

Date: Thursday April 23 & Friday April 24

Address: _____________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Age: ________________ **Please attach a separate page outlining the candidate’s volunteer activities and your reasons for the nomination.

These performances are being sponsored by the Burns Lake Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) Committee.

For more info: Delena at 250-692-4142 or The Elizabeth Fry Society at 250-692-7559 Funding made possible through Department of Justice Canada

lly sponsored by

Advertising partia

Deadline is April 30, 2015

Name of candidate: _____________________________________________

Performance Time 7:00pm Location: Lakes District Secondary School

Nominated by: _________________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Phone: ________________

Rotary Club of Burns Lake

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2033 Oak Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1Z4 • Phone: 250-564-4349 • Cell: 250-961-3019

Watch for our monthly “What’s Rotary Up To?” for dates and details of Rotary programs, events, and projects.

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: Soup and bannock day April 22, 12:00 noon, all

welcome. More info (250) 694-3270.

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years of marriage on March 16, 2015. Mary is now 88 years old, and Matthew is 93. “Both mom and dad are the same age as Queen Elizabeth and her husband, so they are our royal family,” joked Palmantier. The happy couple still enjoys many activities together including trapping, hunting, fishing, berry picking and socializing with friends. “They love each other and always plan and do activities together,” she said. Both Mary and Matthew were born and raised in Old Fort, B.C., but made Burns Lake their home over 40 years ago. Throughout his life, Matthew owned and managed a sawmill and logging company, and was an active trapper and hunter. He enjoyed taking care of his traditional territory, and is now a hereditary chief - Bie Dih Dee Ah head of Beaver Clan. He taught his nephews some traditional skills hoping that they would practice and continue to share their knowledge. Mary worked beside Matthew making moose hide items, jackets, vests, purses, moccasins and dresses. She received a provincial award for her crafts and made jackets for people such as grand chief Edward John and nature chief Phil Fortaise. Today, Mary and Matthew have five children, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Even with a big family to care about, Palmantier said her parents still enjoy meeting new people. “They appreciate anyone that comes to the house providing and sharing food and checking up on them,” she said. Even after 70 years together, Palmantier said their love hasn’t changed.   “Matthew was always interested in her [Mary]; it was love at first sight.”

Burns Lake COPS: looking for youth to volunteer. For more info contact Ruby Matsko (250) 692-6047 or pick up an application form at the RCMP detachment.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Puzzle Pages ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20: Aries, your imagination is running wild, and that can be a good thing. You are full of inspiration and fun ideas this week, which only makes you more charming. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21: Taurus, you may need to open new lines of communication to complete an important project this week. Don’t be afraid to engage others as your deadline nears. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21: Gemini, this week is a great time to put plans you have been keeping private in motion. Enjoy this exciting time and don’t hesitate to share your excitement with others. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22: Cancer, your love of competition comes to the forefront this week. This competitive spirit may open new doors for you. Make the most of these opportunities. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23: Leo, use this week as a time to conduct some personal inventory. Opportunity awaits around the corner, and your work this week will help you make the most of this new development. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22: Virgo, make this week all about spending time with your significant other. Plan a date night or sit and snuggle. Enjoy every moment you get to spend together.

Our town Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club 1000 Yard Shoot, May 30 & 31. More info: Dallas (250) 696-3133 / trg1000yrd@ Daffodil Extravaganza Apr. 25, 6pm, Decker Lake Hall. Ukrainian Dinner & Entertainment. More Info: Rhoda (250) 6923690.

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

SALES – SERVICE – INSTALLATIONS Repairs on all types of Satellites

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20: Your words will carry significant weight this week, Capricorn. With that realization comes much responsibility. Make sure you wield your influence accordingly.

Authorized Dealer: Shaw Direct Galaxy Broadband Internet

Ph. 250-692-7314 or Cell 250-251-0198

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18: Aquarius, a financial windfall might be headed your way in the weeks to come. Allow yourself some time to splurge, but do your best to save some money as well.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20: Bold action is awarded this week, Pisces. You are one of the few people in your circle willing to take a few chances, and that will pay off soon.

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Garage Sale Saturday, May 2, 2015

at the Decker Lake Hall, 9:00am - 1:00pm To rent a table at $15.00 call Sharon at 698 7626 or Cecile at 698 7627.

Coffee available


Computer Repairs, Sales & Training

Add-ons and Extensions are “helpers” that often get attached to your web browser. Sometimes they can be useful, like your antivirus program’s browser protection, and sometimes they can be detrimental, for instance advertisement shopping toolbars. Good or bad, the more toolbars and other extension you have the more it will slow down your web browser, which may make the Internet seem sluggish. To view your current add-ons in Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then Manage Add-ons. For Firefox, click on the Firefox menu, and Add-ons on the right side of the menu. For Google Chrome, click on the customize and control button in the upper right corner and then Settings, then click on Extensions. Most Add-ons and extensions can be safely disabled, but be warned that add-ons like Java, Adobe Flash Player, and your antivirus are needed for certain online functions, and could cause problems if turned off. If you do accidentally disable something important, just re-enable the addon and restart your web browser to resolve the problem.



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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21: Sagittarius, you have a lot of energy this week. Put that bounce in your step to good use by fixing up something around the house or beginning a new fitness regimen.

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


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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.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22: Scorpio, you are ready to embrace the great outdoors and all it has to offer. You never know what adventure awaits you, but you know one is on the horizon.

Canada Day planning committee. The first planning meeting for the 2015 celebration was Mar. 18. We are excited. More Info: (250) 692-3773.



Make them Large for 48 $

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23: Libra, your responsibilities beckon this week. You enjoy being responsible, so don’t sweat it when you must make some decisions. Be confident that you will make the right calls.

Lakes District Kennel Club annual Dog Show. Tom Forsyth Arena, Burns Lake, May 2: 8am - 5pm. May 3: 8am - 4pm. Admission is free.

+ 2 Cans of Coke

Three 12” Three Topping Pizzas

Extra cheese will attract extra charges.

L.D. Museum opening Apr. 6, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm. Phone (250) 6927450.

Week of April 15th - April 21st

Dementia tele-workshop for family caregivers. Apr. 20, 2pm & 7pm. Participants can ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations. Connecting to the sessions is as easy as phoning toll-free 1-866994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted, or visiting alzheimerbc and entering as a Guest to listen to and view the presentation online at the same time.


Two 10” Pepperoni Pizzas


Southside Health & Wellness Centre: Mobile Mammogram Unit will be on site June 4 & 5. More info (250) 694-3270.


Three on Three $36


Home based business Fair. Hosted by the Grassy Plains Community Hall. May 2, 10am - 3pm. More info (250) 220-6087.

Pizza, pasta, wings, donairs & gluten free crust

Lakes District Fall Fair meeting: Apr. 30, 7pm, Cancer Society Office on the main street.






Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WANT YOUR CAR TO LAST LONGER? By seeing us for regular maintenance you will add years to the life of your vehicle. We’re your one-stop automotive center.


Automotive Center ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Kerr Road, Burns Lake

Sunday School for all ages and Worship Service at 10:30am

Phone: 250-692-3805

Pastor Steve Swires 250-692-3259

Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.

Coff ee Corner Shine Puzzle Pages JANITORIAL 24 Hour Service


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #50

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Friday Night Dinners...

April 17:

Roast Beef Dinner

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

April 24: Steak Night Call Branislav 250-692-1812

The Legion is hosting a

6 week

Fun Poker


The newly renovated

started: Wed. April 1

Omineca Ski


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 website:


Lobby Hours: Sun to Thurs: 11am-8:30pm Fri & Sat: 11am-9pm Drive thru: Sun to Thurs: 11am- 9pm Fri & Sat: 11am-9:30pm

Highway 16, Burns Lake


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32. Radioactivity unit 34. Consumed food 35. Six (Spanish) 37. Hosts film festival 39. S.W. plateau 40. Made of fermented honey and water 41. Et-__ 43. College army 44. Flower petals 45. Assist 47. An open metal dish 48. And, Latin 50. Supreme singer Diana 52. Gaelic name (morning) 54. Expresses pleasure 56. Overdose 57. Spanish be 59. A border for a picture 60. Doctor


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10. Toward 11. Totaled 12. As fast as can be done (abbr.) 13. Nonfeeding stage for insects 14. Old Irish alphabet 15. Brings out of sleep 25. Old Spanish monetary units 26. Roman God of the underworld 27. Pouch 29. For all ills or diseases 31. Jewelled headdress 33. Hostage for Pythias 36. Midway between E and SE 38. Financial gain over time 39. Tunes 41. In a way, ricochets 42. Direct a weapon 43. Stood for election 61. Egyptian sun god 46. Harm to property 62. Lansing is the capital 47. Plate for 63. Clothed Eucharist 66. In contact with the 49. Monarch’s surface ceremonial seat 67. 70 year olds 51. Southeast Asia 70. Wall bracket for Treaty Organization candles 53. A nostril 71. Metrical romance 54. ___ Adaba (archaic) 55. Without (French) 58. Wound fibers to CLUES DOWN make yarn 1. Member of the clergy 60. Nothing more 2. Gangster Capone than 3. Brightest star in Virgo 64. Political action 4. Starkist’s Charlie committee 5. Amount of time 65. Fail to keep pace 6. Loaner 68. Personal 7. Prefix denoting “in a” computer 8. 2nd largest Tunisian 69. Indicates position city 9. Schenectady Hospital

Annual Dart Tournament Starts 7:00 p.m.

April 10

Meat Draws

every Saturday at 3:15 with all the proceeds going to the Lakes District Senior Housing Association

General Meeting

4th Monday of every month. Next one: April 27, 2015

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion. “Members and bona fide guests welcome”

NEW HOURS: Tues - Thurs: 4-8pm Fri & Sat: 2-8pm

email: Phone: 250-692-3232





Call Today 250-692-7526 BURNS LAKE


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 250-694-3753 (Church)

IMMACULATA Catholic Church

248 - 3rd Ave. • Phone: 250-692-3568

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


Sunday 10:00AM President Moore 250-695-6654 Hwy 35 & Francois Lake • 250-695-6316

Everyone Welcome


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

LIVING WATERS CHURCH 766 Mulvaney Crescent, Burns Lake

Please come and fellowship with us on:

Sunday at 11:00am Tuesday at 7:00 pm Saturday at 7:00 pm

email: • James Kim 250-692-0031 PAOC

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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


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Business Opportunities

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HIGH CASH producing vending machines. $1.00 vend = .70 profit. All on location in your area. Selling due to illness. Call 1-866-668-6629 for details.

HIP OR knee replacement? COPD or arthritic conditions? The Disability Tax Credit. $1,500 Yearly Tax Credit. $15,000 Lump Sum Refund (on avg) Apply Today! 1-844453-5372.

In Memoriam Gifts



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

FOOD BANK INFORMATION Distribution days will be the first and the third Tuesday of each month. LD Food Bank will provide a warm waiting room at the Beacon Theatre. Clients will go first to the theatre. Doors open at 10:45am. This is available until the end of April. The food bank closes at 1pm. 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

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

Information 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. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 ANYONE NEEDING information on Alzheimer’s please call 1-866-564-7533 APPLY NOW: A $2,500 Penny Wise scholarship is available for a woman entering the Journalism Certificate Program at Langara College in Vancouver. Application deadline April 30, 2015. Send applications to More information avail online: /our-programs/scholarship. BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 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

Canadian Cancer Society

Make a gift in honour or in memory of a loved one impacted by cancer. 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) 6927203.

CRISIS PREVENTION Call 1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.784.2433 is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. Youth support line 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). 24 hour crisis line for northern BC 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 4-10pm. daily or

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If you see a wildfire, report it to

1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.

LOCAL HOSPICE (250) 6922448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library is available. Please make donations to Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RESERVOIR UPDATE 8 April 2015

Reservoir Elevation: 851.9m (2795.07 ft.) SLS Discharge: 135 m3/s Snow pack: 104% long term average Nechako River at Cheslatta Falls: 38 m3/s Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 135 3/s on April 7 2015, This increase to spillwaydischarge was required for reservoir safety and to minimize the risk of flooding in the Cheslatta and Nechako rivers. The current plan is to increase spillway discharge by 15m/s3 every few days, or as needed. Snow pack volume in the upper Nautley watershed is near historical maximum, it is currently at 160% of long term average. As a result of these conditions in the Nechako and Nautley watersheds flow into the Nechako river will be higher than normal in the spring and summer. There is a risk of some level of flooding, which varies by location. Generally the current risk of flood level flow is less than 20 per cent. The risk of flood can change dramatically as a result of rain events during the spring. More detailed information will be distributed in the near future. Nechako River at Vanderhoof: 49 m3/s Visit website for up to date real-time flow 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

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 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. 1-800321-1433 or visit

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Help Wanted

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.

JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE Seasonal: April 1 - October 30, 2015

CASHIER/SALES ASSOCIATE 2 Positions - part time

Lost & Found

Description: The qualified candidate will be responsible to process cash sales, assist customers with their projects, and be available to assist wherever needed.

FOUND: IPHONE at Nourse Creek Falls Sat. April 11, 2015. Call to describe (250) 859-4859.

t Competitive wages t 24 hours per week t Training available




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Peter K. Voss

Help Wanted

It is with heartbreaking sadness that the family of Peter Voss announces his peaceful passing on April 06 2015 after a brief illness. Peter was born in Banteln, Germany on May 16, 1946. Peter leaves behind his devoted and loving family: wife Joanne, daughter Marie (Lance) Bereck, grandchildren Jessica, Hayden, Erika and Brett; son Steven (Nadine) and grandson Ryker. Peter is sadly missed by his sisters Renate Ruehl of Squamish, Jutta Hobenshield of Hazelton, Margaret Buenten of Telkwa, their respective families, as well as many nieces and nephews, and their families. Peter also leaves behind his work family of colleagues and friends. Peter is predeceased by his mother Gerda, brother Ralf, step-mother Hilde and father Karl.  A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Smithers on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 pm.  A gathering will take place  at Peter’s “Homestead”, 8608 Glacierview Road, following the service.    Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bulkley Valley Hospice Society at PO Box 8, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 would be graciously appreciated. Condolences may be offered at R.A. SCHRADER FUNERAL SERVICES 250-847-2441

Requirements: t Strong computer skills t Minimum one year experience with retail t Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment t Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with confidential information t Strong customer service t Ability to work with flexible scheduling and on short notice

Are you looking for a welder during breakup? Book the time you need now.

Logging trailers and heavy machinery, steel fabrication.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Ubleis Logging is seeking experienced:



Lakes District Museum Job opening. Collage or University student for four months, starting in May. Apply at the museum. Monday to Friday. Phone (250) 692-7450 MECHANIC WANTED Small engine, outboard. Experience required, full time, excellent Wage benefits. ShopRite Marine and Outdoor. est.1956. Port McNeill, BC. Resume to

Career Opportunities




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

PARTS MANAGER required at Comox Valley RV. Automotive or RV parts experience required. Email resume to


MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Workable Steps Rehab, a community-based rehabilitation service, has an opening for a part-time Occupational therapist for the Kitimat / Terrace to Burn’s Lake Region. Minimum requirements: Two years of brain injury experience, access to a vehicle and excellent interpersonal skills. If qualiďŹ ed, please forward resume to: Excellent remuneration for the ideal candidate.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment Association Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. operates a world-class, high-speed grain export terminal situated in Prince Rupert on the scenic north coast of British Columbia. The Maintenance department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position.

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) The ideal candidate should have a high degree of troubleshooting experience and possess the ability to resolve hydraulic system faults. Experience in fabrication would be a definite asset. You will be able to demonstrate a superior technical background and have the desire to work in industrial maintenance. Ideally the successful candidate will bring 10 years of experience performing general Millwright duties, with a proven safety and health record. You must hold a valid drivers license and an Interprovincial Red Seal Millwright ticket. Shift work will be required. Currently the position is paid $41.51/hr, in addition, PRG offers a comprehensive hourly employee benefit program. A pre-employment medical is required. Interested individuals who want to join a great team are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to us by May 15, 2015: Human Resources Department Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. 1300 Ridley Island Road, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 3Y1 or Fax: (250) 627-8541 or email

Service, Commitment, Leadership


At TCS we offer highly individualized, solution-focused services to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and to funders. Fundamental to our purpose is the selection and support of committed staff members. We are seeking a skilled, experienced and self-directed individual for a management position to develop, enhance and monitor opportunities for community inclusion / home share for individuals with developmental disabilities. The duties include: tSupervising staff members in a community setting tDeveloping employment opportunities tDeveloping community activities and opportunities to enhance the inclusion and acceptance of individuals with developmental disabilities tParticipating in an individualized planning process for individuals; and tParticipating in the development, selection and monitoring of a home sharing network involving the matching of individuals with family homes Applicants must demonstrate experience as a Community Service Worker. Supervisory experience, mediation and advocacy skills are assets. Experience with home studies and fostering or home sharing is desirable. The successful applicant will be an excellent interpersonal communicator and able to maintain a flexible schedule as necessary. She/he will also be a team player that is able to build relationships with individuals, staff members, home share providers and CLBC. This position is based in Terrace, BC. A car is required, mileage provided. The wage is competitive with an attractive benefit package and pension plan. Assistance with relocation can be considered for the successful applicant. Please express your interest in writing by April 17th, 2015 to: Thompson Community Services Inc. Attn: Andrew Bell, Director of Services E-mail: Fax: 250 624 9631

Adult Education for the Burns Lake Trades Access Program: English and Math. 8 week term position. Position to start as soon as possible. Experienced in teaching adult education at college level would be an asset. Competitive salary offered. Please contact Shelley Wall Trades Coordinator 250 692 0055 or email


is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:


Applicants need only apply once. Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.

Thompson Community Services

Instructors Needed!

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.


Financial Services 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 LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Merchandise for Sale

We offer competitive wages, and excellent benefits packages to full time employees. Please email: for full job descriptions.

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 or call 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Closing Date: Friday April 24, 2015 Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Thompson Community Services

Houses For Sale HOUSE FOR sale. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home totally updated throughout. 1.14 acres with year round creek. Extras include 6 new appliances, ADT security, natural gas / wood backup, storage sheds and much more. Unbeatable at $90,000. Serious inquires only (604) 356-3733



AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre - Houston Program Office is an thriving Urban Aboriginal Organization, offering quality supportive services to community families.

Please address all resumes to: Annette Morgan, Executive Director Drop off: 3383 11th st Houston, or 1188 Main St Smithers Fax: 250-845-2136 Email:

Real Estate

Suites, Lower 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 $725 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.


Motorcycles LADY DRIVEN 2009 883 Harley Davidson Sportster, SunGlo red. Detachable windshield, one up seat, saddle bags, heated apparel plug-in, excellent condition. 13,800 kms $6200.00 contact (250) 845-8036.

Boats 2011 PONTOON boat. Tahoe, 24 ft., green and white in colour, 50 hp motor with trailer. In perfect condition. Beanie cover and storage cover. Kept in covered storage. $20,000 (250) 697-6238

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Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antique Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 in town.

Career Opportunities

Service, Commitment, Leadership


At TCS we offer highly individualized, solution-focused services to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and to funders. Fundamental to our purpose is the selection and support of committed staff members. We are seeking a skilled, experienced and self-directed individual to fill the position of Manager for one of our group homes in Terrace, BC. You will have extensive experience working with adults with a developmental disability and supervisory experience would be an asset. You must have a sincere commitment to providing quality services to individuals. As a team player you must be able to build relationships, be an excellent interpersonal communicator and be able to maintain a flexible schedule as necessary. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefit package including a pension. Assistance with relocation can be considered for the successful applicant. Please express your interest in writing by April 17th, 2015 to: Thompson Community Services Inc. Attn: Andrew Bell, Director of Services E-mail: Fax: 250 624 9631

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Payne Septic Service (2010)

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High Efficiency Furnaces 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake

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Phone: (250) 692-4353


Flying Dutchman Service

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2015 SIERRA 1500



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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase or lease of a new or demonstrator 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab (1SA)/Sierra 1500 Crew Cab (1SA), or purchase of a new or demonstrator 2015 GMC Sierra Kodiak Edition and GMC Terrain FWD (3SA). Freight ($1,695/$1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA and dealer administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. *$10,000 is a combined total credit on 2015 Sierra Kodiak addition consisting of a $4,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 Loyalty Cash (tax inclusive), a $2,155 manufacturer to dealer Option ‘Kodiak Edition’ Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive), $250 Kodiak Double Cab 2WD cash credit, and $2,095 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), 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 $250 and $2,095 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ‡Lease based on a purchase price of $31,372/$34,357, (includes $4,500/$3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit, a $1000 manufacturer to dealer Option Package Discount Credit and a $893 Loyalty Cash) for Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4WD (1SA/G80/B30)/ Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD (1SA/G80/B30). Bi-weekly payment is $145/$155 for 24 months at 0.0% APR, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $1,850 down payment is required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $9,393/$9,930, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $21,979/$24,427. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, taxes, dealer fees and optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. † Purchase price includes $670 Loyalty Cash and a cash credit of $4,200 and applies to new 2015 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase price of $24,995 excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ¥ 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 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car 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 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,500 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. 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. 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.. <>The 2014 GMC Terrain received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact SUVs in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 86,118 new-vehicle owners, measuring 239 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit *†U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (

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

Burns Lake Lakes District News, April 15, 2015  

April 15, 2015 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

Burns Lake Lakes District News, April 15, 2015  

April 15, 2015 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News