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Volume 95 - No. 22

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Lakeside Multiplex losing money

1000 Yard Shoot Shooter Dallas Matson (left) had her own cheering section during last weekend’s Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club 40 Annual Thousand Yard Shoot. Matson placed third in the Ladies’ Sporting Rifle competition. MICHAEL RIIS-CHRISTIANSON

Municipal officials do not appear to be alarmed because of loss at this time MICHAEL RIIS-CHRISTIANSON

Operating Burns Lake’s newest recreation facility, the Lakeside Multiplex, could cost village taxpayers more than $100,000 this year. According to the village’s first quarter financial statements, which cover the period January through March, the popular facility’s expenditures are expected to exceed its revenues by slightly more than $114,000 in 2015. This year, the facility’s budgeted operating expenditures are expected to be $330,928, while combined revenues for the same period have been estimated at $216,826.  The municipality’s first quarter financials also indicate that while multiplex expenses are generally on track for the first quarter of 2015, revenues are lower than what might be expected. In the first three months of this year, the facility’s actual revenues were $36,659, or 16.9 per cent of budgeted amounts for the year. During the same period, operating expenses totaled $65,239.77, or approximately 20 per cent of the amount budgeted.  As expected, membership fees are the Lakeside Multiplex’s largest single source of revenue. Village officials anticipate that the sale of monthly, quarterly, and annual passes to the facility will generate $78,750 in 2015, but by the end of March, membership sales had generated only $13,104.42.  While the multiplex’s financial ...see MULTIPLEX ▼ P5

Mushroom picking marked with assaults and head on collision, RCMP is asking the public for information regarding incidents

Graduation Time is Here!

FLAVIO NIENOW The RCMP responded to two reports of serious aggravated assaults and one head on collision last week near the Chelaslie River, where hundreds of people have been picking up mushrooms. The first assault occurred in the evening hours of May 28, leaving one male seriously injured. The male was transported to the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre, and then flown to Vancouver for medical attention. The second assault occurred on May 29, leaving one male seriously injured. The male was air evacuated (via helicopter) to the Prince George Hospital. Two men have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Join us in congratulating our Lakes District College of New Caledonia 2015 Graduates June 4th at the Island Gospel Gym.

On May 26, the RCMP received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision. Two vehicles collided in a head on collision on the Forest Service Road accessing the Chelaslie River. One male suffered serious injuries. Constable Kendra Watkins with the Burns Lake RCMP warned the public that the Chelaslie River area is “quite remote,” and that people should take precautions when making a trip out there. “Access to police is not quick, which leads to a lengthy response time by the local emergency services,” she explained. “As the area is very remote, the RCMP urges any persons that are going to the area to pick mushrooms to have extensive outdoor experience, including wilderness survival and first aid. ...see ASSAULT ▼ P2

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for themselves over an extended period of time, a first aid kit, and other items needed for such a remote location,” she added. Approximately 300 people have been issued permits to access the area by barge. The RCMP is aware of substance abuse issues in the area and will continue to make patrols utilizing police vehicles as well as air services. Police investigations are ongoing. The RCMP is asking people with information regarding the head on collision and the aggravated assaults to contact the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Food share program in Burns Lake

New chief for Cheslatta Cheers came from the small crowd last Friday night at the Cheslatta Carrier Nation office as the official results were read. Cheslatta Carrier Nation election for May 29, 2015 results are as follows: chief - Corrina Leween 97 votes Richard Peters 43. For council the votes are as follows: Hazel Burt 97, Ted Jack 80, Michael Charlie 37, Olivia Peters 34 and Lorretta Alec 19. Leween and her new council will serve a two year term. Leween was previously chief in 2010.

In just over a year, the program has donated over 16,500 pounds of food

Flavio Nienow The food share program in Burns Lake kicked off just over a year ago, and since the start of the project, approximately 16,500 pounds of food has been donated. “Food is a basic need and it affects everything you do if you are hungry,” said Jennifer Petersen, Program Coordinator. The program began in April 2014 after Petersen became inspired by a woman in Terrace who was running a similar program out there. Petersen then began to collaborate with different agencies in Burns Lake to get the ball rolling and create a local food share program. The way the program works is that every day a certain agency goes to Overwaitea Foods in Burns Lake, pick up the donated food and then distribute it to people in need. Overwaitea donates food that is near its expiration date, or that doesn't look good enough to sell in the store. Petersen explained that before the food share program was operating, Overwaitea would simply throw this food out because they could no ...see FOOD SHARE

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May 26 meeting, council accepted the recommendations to support the event with an in-kind donation The organizers of this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Burns Lake will again be getting assistance from the municipality. Village chief administrative officer Sheryl Worthing said in a subsequent interview that municipal employees will complete all associated paperwork including the formal route request and provincial approval form.

Event organizers will also be granted free use of Spirit Square for the day. The village’s in-kind donation has an approximate value of $500. “The village does not typically provide cash donations to events,” she continued. “However, Aboriginal Day is an incredibly important event to our community, so council wanted to provide support any way we could.”


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Time to stop wasting food

Is B.C. a Third World backwater?

France recently took a firm stand against food waste in the country. French supermarkets will now be banned from throwing away unsold food items. Instead, they will be required to donate these unsold items to charities or for animal feed. This law came as a result of France’s ongoing battle against wasted food, a battle that is not unique to France. Consulting firm Value Chain Management International published a report in 2014 called “The cut waste, grow profit draft report,” suggesting the estimated value of annual food waste in Canada adds up to $31 billion. According to the report, the annual Canadian food waste is higher than the combined gross domestic product (GDP) of the 29 poorest countries. The $31 billion also equates to two per cent of Canada’s GDP in 2013; and it’s more than Canadians spent on food purchased from restaurants in 2011. Furthermore, the report suggests the true value of food waste in Canada could be much higher. Due to the fact that there is no reliable data on food waste in institutions such as hospitals, prisons and schools, these institutions were omitted from the report’s calculations. Additionally, if the cumulative cost of associated wastes such as energy, water, land labour, capital investment and infrastructure were considered, the overall cost of annual food waste in Canada would exceed $100 billion. Burns Lake has taken positive steps to reduce food waste in the area. The food share program, led by Literacy Outreach coordinator Jennifer Petersen, kicked off just over a year ago. The way the program works is that a different volunteer organization goes to Overwaitea Foods in Burns Lake every day, picks up donated food items and then distributes them to people in need. Overwaitea donates food items that are near their expiration date, or that don’t look good enough to sell in the store. Petersen explained that before the food share program was operating, Overwaitea would simply throw these food items out. Since the start of the food share program in Burns Lake, over 16,500 pounds of food have been donated to people in need, including people living in the Southside and Granisle. Many companies do not address the issue of food waste because they do not think it’s worth their time. The truth is that food waste causes immense financial costs for businesses. Addressing food waste is a great opportunity for companies to be more profitable while being environmentally and socially responsible. Some companies also fear being held liable if someone becomes sick as a result of a donation. Luckily in Canada there are laws in place to prevent companies from being held responsible in these situations. Bill 10 of the food donor encouragement act relieves people and organizations that donate food or distribute donated food from being held liable for damages in the event of injury or death caused by consumption. Wasting food is not simply considered socially and environmentally irresponsible; it also increases the cost of food by 10 per cent or more, according to the cut waste, grow profit draft report. Although companies have their share of responsibility when it comes to wasting food, consumers are responsible for 47 per cent of all wasted food in Canada. We all have bad habits in the kitchen, whether it’s buying more than we need or forgetting to eat stored leftovers. But by taking a few simple steps in the kitchen, we can avoid a great amount of waste (and save some money). These steps include serving small amounts of food; when cooking, use every piece of whatever food you’re cooking with; remember to take home leftovers (and actually eat them); practice “first in, first out,” – when unpacking groceries, move older products to the front of the fridge and put new products in the back. And most importantly, shop smart and buy exactly what you need.

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We might call ourselves Super, Natural or even The Best Place on Earth, but how is B.C. viewed around the world? Ever since U.S. billionaires and their environmental clients decided more than a decade ago to supervise our society, the impression that British Columbia is a primitive colonial backwater in need of “saving” has only been reinforced. In late April, the province and coastal aboriginal leaders announced completion of marine planning areas for Haida Gwaii and the North and Central Coast. U.S. activists knew about the announcement weeks before the legislature press gallery did, and a documentary crew was sent up to advance the narrative of the saving of the “Great Bear Rainforest.” Within minutes of the announcement, the World Wildlife Fund website trumpeted the creation of the “Great Bear Sea,” continuing the penchant of outsiders for renaming large parts of B.C. to fit their marketing strategies. Unlike the “Great Bear Rainforest” land use deal of 2007, the Sierra Club, ForestEthics and Greenpeace were not represented. Instead, Tides Canada CEO Ross McMillan sat beaming in the audience. McMillan’s role in directing U.S. foundation money to B.C. has prompted him to declare himself “a principal architect of the Great Bear Rainforest project,” although in the early years he and his staff (currently 24 people) stayed behind the scenes while Sierra, Greenpeace et al took the credit. At the event, two aboriginal leaders gave a nod to the real funder of the ongoing effort to “save” the B.C. coast, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Gordon Moore is a co-founder of Intel Corp., maker of most of the world’s computer processor chips, now spending his vast fortune on the Amazon basin, B.C. and other “threatened” places. Other Silicon Valley and Seattle billionaires helped finance the original effort, and a strategy document surfaced in 2008 describing their plan to de-market the Alberta oilsands by creating a blockade against energy exports on our Pacific coast. That campaign has featured a fake cancer study and grossly exaggerated greenhouse gas claims compared to U.S. coal and oil production. The effort has since expanded to natural gas, with false horror stories about “fracking” finding a receptive global audience. Last week I wrote about the plan by British manufacturing conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser to buy up farms in the B.C. Interior and replant them with trees. Contrary to my description, “RB Trees for Change” isn’t participating in the dodgy European carbon credit market. They’re just doing it for global marketing purposes, covering pioneer-cleared farms of our colonial backwater with forest for 100 years so they can advertise their soaps and cold pills as carbon neutral. Another 10,000 hectares of B.C. “saved” from destruction by benevolent foreign interests! Back to reality. B.C.’s Auditor General issued a report last week calling on the province to do more to prevent the “cumulative effects” of industrial development. A familiar example of this is the struggle to maintain caribou herds in northern B.C. The B.C. government mustered a response from the multiple ministries that have worked on this since 2010. Among other things, they noted that 90 per cent of B.C.’s vast area is now covered by regional land use plans created to manage cumulative impacts. A whopping 37 per cent of B.C. is designated as parks and protected areas for environmental and cultural values. Maybe that’s still not good enough, but it’s better than anything I can find in Europe or the U.S. That’s particularly true of California, home of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, a pipeline spill, heavy oil refining and gridlocked freeways.


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The B.C. NDP is calling for an investigation of missing records they have been seeking on community meetings along Hwy. 16 in northern B.C. NDP MLAs produced letters from a former assistant to Transportation Minister Todd Stone, who says a supervisor deleted emails from his computer to keep them from being considered for a freedom of information (FOI) request. A history of missing and murdered women along the remote highway from Prince George to Prince Rupert led to a series of community meetings last year. Opposition critics have been demanding records from the meetings, and calling for additional bus service along the highway to keep vulnerable people from hitch-hiking. Former executive assistant Tim Duncan

wrote to B.C. Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Dunham, saying his supervisor told him to delete a dozen of his emails in November 2014 after an FOI request came to the ministry. Stone said he intends to have a “frank” discussion with his ministerial assistant George Gretes about the accusation that Gretes deleted the emails. In an email to NDP leader John Horgan’s office, Duncan acknowledged he had no evidence of the incident or the content of the deleted messages. He said he blew the whistle on the Hwy. 16 incident because his own father was murdered in a domestic incident in 2010, and he believes the families of missing and murdered people “deserve better.” Duncan believes abuse of the FOI process is “widespread and most likely systemic within the Clark government.

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performance to date may not have met expectations, municipal officials don’t appear to be alarmed. It’s still possible, according to village chief administrative officer Sheryl Worthing, that revenue from membership sales could reach is the Managing Broker/Owner of budgeted totals. “(It’s) not much of a concern at this time, for the following reasons,” Worthing said recently. “The busiest time of the year (for the multiplex) is from September to December. Last year, we sold significant numbers of annual memTHANK YOU berships when we opened the multiplex, (and) those members will renew their OUR memberships soon.” LOOK TO E FOR G A Worthing added that council has also approved a 10-per-cent fee increase for BROKER R REAL the multiplex effective July 1. ALL YOU UIRIES. 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According to AccuWeather, the Lakes District can expect a “very warm summer” due to a more persistent ridge of high pressure across the region. will be held The combination of warmer than normal waters off the west coast and a drier ground will enhance the warming. The average high during the middle of summer in Burns Lake is about 20-21 C. “I expect temperatures to average around 2 C above normal this summer, with a higher number of days above 30 C compared to normal,” said Brett Anat the derson, Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather. College of New Caledonia When it comes to precipitation, the Lakes District is in the “near-normal” rainfall category. Burns Lake averages about 136 mm of rain from June through August. “Based on what I see at this time I would favour anyFor more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724 where from 90-140 mm of rain this summer,” said Anderson. More specifically, AccuWeather expects drier FOR JIM & NORMA DILLMAN OF PRINCE GEORGE than normal conditions ALONG WITH GUEST CONSIGNORS during the second half of the summer in the Lakes District, while the first half will have average LOCATION: Take Hwy 16 West to the West Lake turn off (Blackwater Rd), rainfall. south 6.5 km left hand side of the road, WATCH FOR SIGNS. The unusually warm winter of 2014-2015 TRACTORS SILAGE EQUIPMENT in western Canada re• White Field Boss 4x4: CAT 2,216 hrs, 1,000 rpm pto • New Holland 1895 Crop Cruiser: self-propelled Forage • Ford 9700: 8,712 hrs, 540/1000 pto, 3 point hitch, 90 Harvester with grass pickup - 3,563 hours sulted in the survival of hp, comes with Allied front loader, hydraulic angled • Jiffy high dump silage wagon a large population of the snow blade, hay forks • New Holland crop carrier silage wagon pine beetle. The beetle • Belarus 1770 4x4: for parts - not running • GH690 - 9’ silage bagger has been causing tre• Silage bags 2x200 (4) HAYING EQUIPMENT mendous damage to the • New Holland Hayliner 320 sq baler HEAVY EQUIPMENT western forests, making • Hesston 545 round baler: twine, 4x5 bales, new main • 931B CAT 78u1342: New engine 100hrs, comes with them more susceptible • Favorite hay rake: 3point hitch bucket & clearing rake to devastating wildfires. • New Holland 1035 bale wagon • FL60 Freightiner: 178,809 kms, 5,942 hrs The prevalence of very • New Holland 1044 bale wagon • 920 CAT loader: 10,000 hrs, comes with bucket & warm to hot weather • Haybuster Big Balebuster: comes with auger & hydraulic angle snow blades across much of western conveyor • 1988 Ford 1 ton dump truck: 79,501 kms, 460 engines, • Bale elevators (2) automatic Canada this upcoming • HT 520 Tedder rake (new) • Arnes belly dump with dolley summer will favour an • New Holland 144 hay Inverter • U-build 24’ gooseneck: with beavertails, extensions increase in thunderstorm • Hay racks (2) for hay activity, especially closer • Three bottom plow: 3 point hitch • Fuel tank: 400L/100 Gallon, 12 volt pump to the mountains, leading • Potato harvester: 3 point hitch • 920 Bucket to an increased risk of • New Holland 9’ mower conditioner • High tanks (2) flash flooding and light• Packer: water filled LOGGING EQUIPMENT ning. • Ezee-On 12’ finishing disc • KOMATSU PC 300-400 butt-n-top log loader • Aerator: 10’ The Lakes District MISC • Wood R 107 brush hog mower: 3 point hitch should see a fair share • 1994 Glendale 30’ holiday trailer with slide • Commando 6’ grass: 3 point hitch (near-normal amount) of • 1999 Ford F250 4x4, super cab • Massey Ferguson 57 four bottom rollover plow thunderstorms during the • 1988 Ford F250 4x4, reg cab • Howard 8’ rototiller: 3 point hitch afternoon hours this sum• Massey Ferguson corn planter Auctioneer’s Note: Mr & Mrs Dillman are meticulous mer with plenty of insta• Rott harrow operators & have an outstanding lineup of equipment. bility due to the increasing • Badger manure spreader In this auction there will be NO small misc items. We will heat at the surface. • Ford 8’ sickle mower be selling the equipment at 11 AM! YOU DON’T WANT TO “With more thunder• New Hollard 8’ sickle mower MISS THIS SALE! storms predicted in the consignments will be accepted until June 6, 2015• For more inFo 250-562-5200 prince george mountains, the increase Terms of sale are cash, bank draft, personal or company cheques with a letter of guarantee only. in dry lightning strikes will likely result in anSale Conducted By Central Interior Auctions Ltd. other active wildfire sea• This sale is subject to additions & deletions. All Sales Final. Auctioneer & owner’s not responsible for accidents on day of sale. son,” said Anderson.

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Flavio Nienow Rhoda Williams, who recently turned 40, is from Lake Babine Nation but lives in Prince George with her family. Williams has four children ages 12, 15, 17 and 19. In 2010, Williams was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis, a kind of cirrhosis caused by damage to the bile ducts in the liver. Since the start of the year, Williams has been in and out of hospitals, which has put a strain on her family. She is now at the Vancouver General Hospital waiting for a liver transplant. Three of her children are in Vancouver with her while one of her sons is in Burns Lake. “She’s much better when she has her family nearby,” said her sister Gloria Berg. However, William’s family has been struggling to afford staying in Vancouver. In fact, the family has been “couchsurfing,” according to Berg. “They [the family] have been staying with different people because they cannot afford to stay at a hotel.” Berg is now trying to raise money to ensure that Williams’ family can be close to their mother during these difficult times. “They are a young family still and they need their mom,” said Berg. “She just needs enough money for


her family to stay comfortably at the hotel next to the hospital; that’s the only thing keeping her spirit up; she just needs her family there.” Williams is being monitored by a group of specialists in Vancouver, and she has to remain in the hospital until they can find her a liver donor. Williams’ cousin, Wendy Brown, is doing her part to make sure William’s family stays united. She recently ran from Francois Lake to Burns Lake in an effort to raise money. Brown is planning another run on June 7. Williams' family is also looking for a liver donor. Berg said her sister deserves all the support she can get because she has always been there for other people when they needed it. Anyone interested in helping out Rhoda Williams can call Gloria Berg at 250-696-3122.

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For over a year, the youth program at Island Gospel Fellowship has grown in numbers and interest with many teens from the community taking part By John & Maria in weekly activities. Growth in this program has Rankin led this local congregation to seek a full-time youth worker. They are now excited to welcome John and Maria Rankin to Burns Lake. John comes with experience working as a pastor in the communities of Burnaby, Merritt and most recently Peachland, B.C. Both he and his wife have been active over the years reaching out to families and youth in their community and look forward to getting to know the youth of Burns Lake better. As a youth worker in this region, John aims to connect with teens through the weekly youth night, gym nights, camp work at Ootsa Lake and friendship. Teens in our community, and society in general, face many challenges and pressures. Island Gospel Fellowship and their new pastor are hoping to make a positive difference through providing safe and welcoming programing for youth of all backgrounds. If you would like to contact John, he can be reached at the church at 250692-7553, or e-mail him at

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Throwing away edible food is wrong


The R.E.A.C.H. (Respecting Everyone’s Ability to Climb Higher), a Lakes District Community Services’ cooking program for developmentally disabled adults, is one of the programs that receives donations from the food share program. (L-R) Community support workers (CSW) Kristina Bryant, Dot England, program participant Annie, CSW Cindy Sims, participants Vanessa and Billie. FOOD SHARE from ▼ P3 longer sell it in the store. "It's really wonderful because we are

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picking up pounds and pounds of food every single day, which was originally being thrown away," Petersen said.

“We wouldn't have this program if it wasn't for the continued support of Overwaitea Foods.” Petersen, who is also

the Literacy Outreach Coordinator, said that learning and development can only happen when one’s basic needs are met. “If an adult is hungry, that need is more important than picking up a book to read to a child; we need to feed the body as well as the mind,” she said. The food share program does not only benefit Burns Lake residents. Southside benefits from this program as well as people in Granisle. Petersen estimates that approximately 4600 children and adults have received food since the start of the program. The various organizations currently picking up and distributing food include the Ministry of Children and Families, Lakes District Community Services, Elizabeth Fry Society, Catholic Women’s League, Lake Babine Wellness Centre, Lakes District Food Bank, Carrier Sekani Family Services, Healthier Babies Brighter Futures, Northern Health, Burns

Supporting Endako Mine workers New funding will provide training to help workers who lost their jobs

FLAVIO NIENOW The College of New Caledonia (CNC) will receive $150,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education to support training for workers impacted by the temporary closure of Endako Mine. Endako Molybdenum Mine, located in Fraser Lake, suspended its operations on Dec. 31, 2014. The reason was a continued weakness in the molybdenum market. About half of the salaried employees - 40 were laid off, and all hourly employees - 263 - were provided 60-day work notices. "From the moment we heard that there was a pending mine suspension in Fraser Lake, we have had a support team on the ground working closely with the community," said Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. Training will complement the skills and experience the workers already have, along with helping them develop new skills. Training needs have been an ongoing conversation by various individuals participating in the Fraser Lake Endako worker transition team, facilitated by the MinWe offer GLUTEN FREE istry of Jobs, Tourism SELECTIONS, PASTAS, and Skills Training. BURGERS, SALADS, "This funding will STARTERS + A KIDS MENU... provide local training Come check out our opportunities through family section! the College of New ~ OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ~ Caledonia to develop Hwy 16 • Cold Beer Store: 250-692-3622 • Pub: 250-692-3078 ...see ENDAKO ▼ P8

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Lake Infant Development Program, Woyenne Daycare, RCMP and the Literacy Outreach. “Everyone that was around the table from the start is pretty much still there and participating at some level,” said Petersen. According to Petersen, most companies are hesitant to donate nearly expired food for fear of being held liable if someone becomes sick as a result of eating it. However, there are laws in place that prevent companies from being held responsible in these situations. Bill 10 of the food donor encouragement act relieves a person, or persons, who donates food or distributes donated food, from being held liable for damages in the event of injury or death caused by consumption. “Throwing away edible food in our country is wrong,” she said. “We have families that are struggling to provide what the family needs; we shouldn't be throwing away food that could be given to them.”


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or seek an apprenticeship place with an employer. The additional funding of $727,500 is to provide 32 seats at College of New Caledonia, along with other universities. According to Matt Partyka, spokesperson for the College of New Caledonia, the college is “still in discussion about this funding,” and no details of the hands-on program will be released at this time. The B.C. Federation of Labour has called on the government to put apprentice requirements into contracts for public construction projects. Shane Simpson, the NDP's critic for labour and skills, said the problem is not getting students started in trades, it is finding them apprenticeship places that put them on the job. Simpson said there are also few apprentices in the public service. Jobs minister Shirley Bond said in the legislature recently that she is concerned about the low completion rates in trade programs, and she expects to make an announcement soon about placements in government activities. “That work is nearly finished,” Bond said. “My goal is to ensure that we have incremental growth of apprentices on projects that are funded by taxpayers.”  Bond said the government has made progress in the Skills for Jobs Blueprint, launched a year ago to redesign the B.C. education system from elementary to post-secondary to match education up with high-demand jobs in the future. Advanced education minister Andrew Wilkinson said the blueprint assigns 25 per cent of post-secondary funds to in-demand jobs, to fill positions left vacant by a wave of retirements in the coming decades. –With files from Tom Fletcher

Lakes District News

STEELWORKERS WANT YOUR SIGNATURE Trustee, Adam Connell from United Steel workers (USW) local 7884, stands with local residents Ernie Nesbitt and Willie Brown. The USW set up in the Lakeview Mall last week gathering signatures for their petition for a public inquiry into both sawmills, Lakeland Mill and Babine Forest Products. He wants 10,0000 signatures and has 5200 already. The USW will be presenting the petition to parliament in the fall in Victoria. Chief Wilf Adam, from Lake Babine Nation said, “I have been pushing for a public inquiry and it has fallen on deaf ears, an inquiry it needs to happen so those who are effected can have closure.” The coroner’s Inquest is scheduled for July 13-31, 2015 at the Island Gospel Fellowship, 810 Highway 35, Burns Lake. For more information go to LAURA BLACKWELL PHOTO

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natural systems are expected to peak. On the Nechako River near the confluence with the Fraser, the peak is expected to occur later as flows from the Stuart River are forecast to continue to rise. Near normal (90-109 per cent) snow basin indices are present in the Upper Fraser and Skeena-Nass basins. Above normal (above 120 per cent) snow pack conditions are still present in the Nechako basin. In unregulated streams in the Nechako River basin, flow rates are currently at five-year to 50-year return period flow levels. Current long-range temperature forecasts from Environment Canada indicate a high likelihood of above normal temperatures across B.C. through the short (one month) and long (threemonth) terms. Precipitation forecasts, which are less reliable than temperature, suggest normal precipitation over the next three months. With current weather conditions and outlook, the low flow season is expected to begin early this season. The extent of low flows will largely be affected by late-spring and summer temperature and precipitation. For up to date information, visit the B.C. River Forecast Centre website at

According to Mark Neave, Marine Manager at WaterBridge Equipment Inc., Francois Lake peaked on May 20, 2015, at 3.40 metres and remained at this elevation for four consecutive days. Historically, Francois Lake has peaked around June 10, which means this year the lake peaked three weeks ahead of time. On May 25, the lake began to drop, and by May 28, the lake was down to 3.37 metres. Although 3.40 metres is considered “extremely high,” this was not a record high for Francois Lake. On June 6, 2011, the lake reached 3.41 metres, and on June 11, 2007, it peaked at 3.51 metres. Francois Lake is not the only lake in the area experiencing high elevations. The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued flood watch advisories for the Nechako River and the Bulkley River last week. Local residents were reminded to stay clear of streams during the spring runoff period due to highly saturated and unstable riverbank conditions and swiftly flowing water. Donald’s Landing, part of Babine Lake, is also experiencing flooding conditions. Lake Babine Nation with rts store Burns Lake Automotive Chief Wilf Adam said Your pa CH MORE! SO MU flooding occurs every year in the area, and that it´s important to monitor the flooding to find a way to resolve $ 64 $ 60 49 $ the situation down the Part #589-54 Part #925-28 road. 4 GAL (US), 8 GALLON (US) Part #587-24 4.5 PEAK HP 6.5PEAK HP According to the 5 GALLON “AROUND INDUSTRIAL (US), 5.5 May 15 snow survey THE HOUSE” WET/DRY PEAK HP VACUUM VACUUM PORTABLE and water supply bulCONTRACTOR letin by the B.C. River WET/DRY VACUUM Forecast Centre, warm 94 $ 04 $ 21 $ weather through early May has led to rapid Part #598-08 8 Gallon(US) snow melt across the 3 PEAK HP province. Many rivPart #905-85 WET/DRY Part #906-61 FOAM ers experienced much VACUUM STANDARD COLLECTOR FILTER BAGS SLEEVE WET higher than normal FITS 5 - 8 GAL (US), 18.9 - 30.3 L PICKUP *ALSO AVAILABLE IN 10-22 GAL *BY SPECIAL ORDER* FILTER streamflow over the late-winter and spring $ 57 $ 73 99 $ period. This was a result of increased runPart #906-71 Part #903-04 off due to winter and HIGH STANDARD Part #906-32 EFFICIENCY WET/DRY spring precipitation MULTI PURPOSE COLLECTOR CARTRIDGE as rain and rapid early FLOOR NOZZLE FILTER BAGS FILTER SETTINGS FOR CARPET AND FLOOR FITS 5 - 8 GAL (US), 18.9 - 30.3 L FITS SHOP-VAC’S 5 GAL (US) season snow melt. FITS 1.25” HOSES *ALSO AVAILABLE IN 10-22 GAL AND LARGER In the Nechako and 98 Francois Lake Dr., Burns Lake: Bulkley Rivers, snow 250-692-7565 packs are nearing a Hwy 16, Fraser Lake: 250-699-8990 point where flows on










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Village employee Rick Martin has been named the municipality’s approving officer. Council formally appointed Martin, Burns Lake’s director of public works, as its approving officer May 26. As such, he will be responsible for ensuring that any subdivisions of land within the municipality are completed in accordance with local bylaws as well as provinof the cial statutes and regulations. Council also designated Chief Administrative Our winner for Officer Sheryl Worthing as the village’s deputy approving officer. the month of The appointments were made in response to a April is memorandum from Worthing indicating that while the position of approving officer has been designated under the Village of Burns Lake Officers & Employees Bylaw #908, 2010 – and section 77 of the provincial Land Title Act requires that council appoint an approving officer – it had not been forDr. J.R. Boss mally filled. Worthing added in the memo that “past practice has been that the employee holding the position Find us on 744 Centre St., Burns Lake of director of public works acts as the approving (250) 692-7791 • (888) 629-3996 officer so as not to incur additional costs by contracting out.” She noted that adding the deputy approving officer position will ensure that “approvals can happen in a timely matter in case the officer is absent.” The May 26 appointments won’t have an immeOpen Monday to Saturday diate financial, legal, or other impact on municipal 9:00am - 5:00pm operations. It’s been some time since the municiFull line of Your Largest pality received any subdivisions requests. WATER &

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It’s no secret that British Columbia is sitting atop a treasure trove of natural gas. Recent estimates peg the province’s total reserves at a staggering 2.933 trillion cubic feet – enough to support development and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export for more than 150 years. Most of this gas can be found in B.C.’s Northeast, where it’s locked in shale formations thousands of meters below the earth’s surface. Finding and tapping these ‘unconventional’ reservoirs requires vast financial capital, innovative technology, and cutting-edge science. The fact that all three requisites can be found in B.C. is making the province a North American leader in natural gas exploration and development – but not everyone thinks that’s a good thing. The capital needed to develop the province’s natural gas reserves comes largely from the private sector, where industry spends billions annually on exploration and development. Technological innovation, meanwhile, has arrived in the form of improved well drilling and rock fracturing techniques. “We’ve always known there’s natural gas trapped in shale formations, but it’s never been technologically or economically feasible to get it out until now,” explains Geoffrey Morrison, .BC. operations manager for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). “The innovation came along when someone figured out how, two or three kilometers underground, to go from drilling a vertical well to bending that pipe at depth and redirecting it on a horizontal plane.” But being able to drill horizontally into gas-bearing shale isn’t enough to unlock the riches trapped within. To do that, the industry employs a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fraccing’, a technique that involves repeatedly jack-hammering subsurface shale deposits with a yogurt-like mixture of water, sand, and chemicals known as ‘slickwater.’ The concussions crack the rock and release trapped gas, which then travels up the well bore to a collection facility on the surface. Fraccing isn’t a new process; according to Morrison, it’s been part of well drilling for more than 60 years. Yet applying it on a grand scale in combination with horizontal drilling has revolutionized natural gas extraction. “When you are able to follow a shale formation on a horizontal plane, sometimes for up to two kilometers, all of a sudden you have hundreds of meters of access or exposure to that rock instead of a few,” he notes. While extremely effective at liberating natural gas from rock, fraccing has its drawbacks. It consumes vast amounts of water; in 2011 alone, 133 wells in B.C.’s Horn River basin used seven

million cubic meters of water. And then there’s the issue of what to do with all that ‘slickwater’ once the process is complete. For these reasons, fraccing has become a contentious issue in B.C. Most environmental organizations vehemently oppose it, as well as B.C.’s rush to become a world leader in LNG export. “We’re concerned that in this headlong rush for fraccing, we’re squandering precious water resources,” says Caitlyn Vernon, campaigns director for Sierra Club BC. “The concern about water is two-fold. Above the ground, we need proper water management to ensure that sufficient water is left behind for agriculture, drinking, wildlife, and ecosystems, (and) we need to be sure that wherever the toxic water is stored, it’s not leaking. Below the ground, we need to be sure we’re not contaminating our ground water.” Sierra Club BC has repeatedly called for a moratorium on fraccing until a scientific study can be completed into its impacts on human health and the environment. Government and industry representatives argue that unbiased research in support of natural gas extraction is already being done. Geoscience BC, a not-for-profit organization, was established by the provincial government in 2005 to encourage investment in exploration through the collection, interpretation, and public distribution of applied geoscience. Armed with an initial investment of $25 million from B.C.’s taxpayers (and subsequent contributions totalling almost as much), the organization has funded a variety of studies designed to fill scientific ‘knowledge gaps’ identified by communities, First Nations, regulators, and industry. “There was a recognition by government and industry that there was a need for credible, independent work around research to do with geoscience, and an organization that could do that work and provide it to everyone with the goal of attracting investment in B.C.,” explains Robin Archdekin, president and Chief Executive Officer of Geoscience BC. Geoscience BC is unique in North America, and many of its studies (particularly those pertaining to water resources in the Northeast) directly impact the province’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Whenever possible, the group collaborates with other organizations to complete the necessary work. Archdekin feels that B.C.’s natural gas reserves can be developed in an environmentally responsible matter, but is quick to add that it’s not his organization’s job to judge industry. “We view the work we do, and the information that comes out of it, as supporting everybody,” he said. “We provide the data so people can make sound decisions.” By focusing on science rather than policy or politics, Archdekin suggests, Geoscience BC can help build a sustainable natural gas ...see LNG t P11

Lakes District News

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The 14 annual alternative arts fest held at Lakes District Secondary School

Arts: First place - Katrina Holden (FSJ) “By Your Side”; Second place - Amy Gutteridge and Linger (Trevor Stewart and Blake Hallgren); Third place tied - NVSS video “Do I Wanna Know” and Miranda Beedle – dance to “Thinking Out Loud”. Senior Performing Arts: First place - Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (NVSS) spoken poetry; Second place tied - Lauren Solceki song “Pain” and A team dance (Kendra Dezamits, Lauren Solceki and Brooke-Lyn Lindstrom); Third place tied - Fergie, Brock, Andrew and Benny (NVSS) with Anika Wallace (NVSS) original song.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION POLLING STATIONS Notice is hereby given that Lake Babine Nation has called an Election in accordance with its Election Code, for the purpose of electing: one (1) Chief; four (4) Woyenne Councillors; two (2) Fort Babine Councillors; two (2) Tachet Councillors; and one (1) Old Fort Councillor on July 3rd, 2015, for the next ensuing Term of Office.

(L-R) Anastasia Troy and Charcoal sketch by Carrol Edmund. Alternative arts winners: Junior Visual Art: First place - Tess Amyot (NVSS) -untitled; Second place tied between Colton Lambert (homemade knife) and KD Vanderwolf (draw-

ing of a violin); Third place tied between KD Vanderwolf (crushed can) and Vivienne Thompson-(Diet coke can). Honorable mention to Mandolyn Nicholas (A Deadly Spark)

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and Emily Gauthier (NVSS) (Box). Senior Visual Art: First place Allison Lambert (Tragic Reality); Second place - Sydney Andres (NVSS) (An Emotional Dawn) and Samantha

Pratt (NVSS) (Decaying Soul); Third place Darien Menzel (Electrical Tape Portraits) and Emma Peters (10 pictures). Honorable mention to all entries! Junior Performing

Can the LNG industry transform? LNG from t P10 industry. In the process, it may change how petroleum producers do business. “Can we help transform the industry?” he asks. “The short answer would be ‘Yes’… I think everyone is interested in leading to an industry that’s going to be sustainable and friendly. And I think that’s where our information will guide practices, guide expectations, requirements, and then guide development.” At present, according to Archdekin, Geoscience BC has adequate financial resources to continue its work. It spends approximately $6 million annually on scientific research, but would like to bump that figure up in the future to address issues surrounding oil and gas extraction. But what will that future look like? It depends greatly on whom you ask. Government leaders and industry representatives say that development of the province’s natural gas reserves will create thousands of jobs in BC and pump billions of dollars into the provincial economy. Environmental groups, meanwhile, are convinced that B.C.’s push to become a world leader in LNG export will ultimately do more harm than good.

“Relying on fracced gas for revenue is bad economics,” says Vernon. “It is a non-renewable resource. The easy-to-access gas is nearly gone, and what’s left is more expensive to produce. We are subsidizing the industry to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, and revenues from natural gas are decreasing. Why would we put our children’s future into the hands of uncertain revenue from a boom-and-bust industry that is polluting our water and our atmosphere? “This push for LNG, this legacy of fraccing, will for future generations of B.C. families be a legacy of food insecurity, of drought, of extreme storms, of what will result from climate change. I think we face a choice. If we continue down the road we’re going on, we’re going to be living in a very different world as a result of global warming.” Morrison of CAPP agrees that B.C. is at a crossroads, but sees the situation much differently. “We face two futures,” he says. “In one, the industry stays about the same as it is now. The other depends on the future of LNG, and could be much, much bigger. We’re not sure what course we’re on yet… If we don’t find new markets, like Asia, we will continue to have a natural gas industry, but we won’t continue to grow it. And from our view – and let’s be clear, CAPP is an advocate of LNG in B.C. – that would be a shame.”

NOTICE OF ELECTION FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, 2015 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM WOYENNE (Margaret Patrick Hall, 819 Centre Street, Burns Lake)

TACHET - HEALTH CLINIC (18 Eaglenest Crescent, Tachet)

FORT BABINE - HEALTH CLINIC (70 Rainbow Drive, Fort Babine)


(Native Friendship Centre - 1600 3rd Avenue)


(Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre 1188 Main Street)

Please see the web site below for information on the election:


Official Voters List An official Voters List of all Eligible Electors shall be available for review during regular business hours at the Lake Babine Nation Administration Office, or directly from the Electoral Officer.


(Native Friendship Centre Given under my hand at Victoria, British 1607 East Hastings Street) Columbia, this 30th day of April 2015. Notice is hereby given that an Election will be held at all six locations listed above on July 3rd, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, for Lawrence Lewis, Electorial Officer the purpose of electing one (1) Chief and nine (9) Councillors for the next ensuing term.



For more information please contact

Lawrence Lewis, Electoral Officer Ph/Text: 250-889-1582 TF: 1-855-458-5888 Fax: 250-384-5416 Email: PO Box 35008 Hillside, Victoria, BC V8T 5G2 (or Drew Shaw, Deputy Electoral Ph/Text: 250-710-1451 Email:



Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Mountain biking teams attends provincials in Powell River

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Lakes District Secondary school mountain bike team attended the Provincials in Powell River from May 20 to 24, 2015. Seen here is Skyler Tizya-Baker, Darien Price Reed and Zach Paulson.

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Give your smile the TLC it deserves.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry Services for a healthy mouth and beautiful, bright teeth.

Offering Braces for children and adults

Accepting new patients

Give us a call for your smile makeover needs We have a Registered Hygienist -

Marilyn Timmerman

please call our office to book your next appointment.

LakeviewDr.Dental Centre J.R. Boss 744 Centre Street (beside the health clinic) Burns Lake

(250) 692-7791 • 1 (888) 629-3996 ~ New patients welcome ~

GIRLS’ SOCCER E HEADING TO PROVINCIALS IN SURREY (L-R back) Jenna Bett, Molly Nicholas, Ashley Peters, Brooke-Lyn Lindstrom, Kendra Dezamits, Lauren Solecki, Nisa Hofer and Kelly Zimmer. (Middle) Darian Menzel, Mikalie Culberson, Emma Moore, Bronwyn Beach, Elise Dubé and Gianna Ragsdale. (Front) Chelsea Harms, Cori-Lyn McPhee, Leneah Sherwood, Caelen Ragsdale and Jessica Woskett. Missing is Brooklyn Schroeder and Coaches Mr. and Mrs. Dubé. The girls’ soccer team placed second at the Northern Zone championships in Prince George on May 13. Elise was selected as the MVP.

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Southside Health & Wellness Centre: Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10:00-11:00 a.m. More info (250) 694-3270.


Adventure Starts Here...

For Mini Monkeys assisted Climbing Group, (Youth aged 6 and under) Adventure Seekers assisted Climbing Group, (Youth aged 7-13) For the Climb and Conquer Group, (Everyone 14 years and older welcome) And let’s not forget Ladies Climbing Night, Wednesdays 6 – 8:00pm For more info or to book your climbing time please Call ahead or drop by!

Don’t miss out! Bring the kids and have some fun! Indoor Playspace has now re-opened from

:00-2:30 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!

Attention all Seasonal Job seekers: The Village of Burns Lake is seeking

a qualified, competent and committed individual for seasonal employment opportunities with the Recreation Department for the Summer of 2015 (June 22nd to August 24th). This is a great opportunity for those interested in recreation to become part of the Recreation team and provide excellent recreation services to Burns Lake and Lakes District residents. Please drop off resumes at the Lakeside multiplex.

Lakeside Multiplex - 103 Flogum Dr. P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-3817 • Email: or Facebook /

BLMBA Babes in Balance Weekend will be held the last weekend in June. (26-28). See for more info.

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Julia Gutsik is the founder/ CEO of Luv2Groove. An educational dance program that caters to grades K-12 with a mission to foster the growth and development of dance education through a blending of our passions in dance and health. The program enhances the Arts and Physical Education curriculum in schools by encouraging students to move, groove and to have fun.

Annual General Meeting Monday, June 15th 7:00PM at LDSS

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Luv2Groove is based out of Ottawa, Ontario and is on a seven week tour across all of British Colombia hitting 67 schools in 35 days including Burns Lake, Francois Lake, Fort St. John, Smithers, Stewart, Kitwanga, Prince George, Hazelton, Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and Vanderhoof. For more information got to

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! N E P OA newly renovated W expanded liquor store NOofferinganda large selection of new

and unique craft beers and spirits coming in all summer long. Specialty wines and a larger selection of coolers and ciders. Open - 9:30am to 11 pm 7 days a week

Hwy 16 • Cold Beer Store: 250-692-3622 • Pub: 250-692-3078

Canada Day committee is looking for vendors to set up July 1 at Spirit Square. Contact: Gina Hull / / (250) 692-0748 if you are interested in a spot.

Phone: 1-250-694-3719 cell: 1-250-692-9303

If you want to sell or buy a home please think of

Marika Ramousch It would be my pleasure to work with you Lakes District Museum is now open for the season Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone (250) 692-7450.


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Thank you With spring here, I once again want to say a very big “THANK YOU” to all the drivers that use Tintagel Road. All through winter the courtesy and care you showed me and my dog Chico when we were walking is just tremendous. You are absolutely the best. Thank you.

Anne Fehr & Chico

Old Landmarks Christian Fellowship

“Jesus came into the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world did not recognize Him. He came unto His own creation, and His own did not welcome Him. But as many as did receive Him, to them He gave the power to become the children of God – even to those who believe on His name.” – John 1:10-12 /THE TRUMPET WILL SOUND

Village councillor encourages people in the Lakes District to get involved  

Flavio Nienow Patients, caregivers and families are using their experiences to influence change in B.C.’s health care system through a network called Patients as Partners/Patient Voices Network (PasP/PVN). Through this network, people have the opportunity to work openly and collaboratively with decision-makers by lending their voice to important discussions around health care service delivery. “It's not very often that we, as users of the medical system, get asked for our feedback to improve it,” said village councillor Susan Schienbein. Since its inception in 2009, the network has gathered over 1500 members around the province. However, Schienbein is the one volunteer in the Lakes District. Schienbein has been involved with PasP/PVN since June 2012, and she is now spreading the work to gather more volunteers in the area. “I think that any person who is interested in improving health outcomes, particularly in our area, should consider becoming a volunteer,” she said. “I really encourage people to pick up the phone and get involved now.” According to Schienbein, many of the engagement processes can happen from people’s home computer. “With the increasing demands and costs of an aging demographic, we all need to play a role in making healthcare better,” she said. “This network gives us that opportunity.” Patients as Partners | Patient Voices Network believes that patients are experts in their own lives, being able to provide health


system administrators and care providers important information about how to best serve them and involve them as partners in their own care. “As a volunteer who lives in a rural, and sometimes remote community, I'm always looking at improvements that will make a difference for our community,” said Schienbein. “I put a rural lens on all the opportunities I participate in.” An orientation session will take place in Prince George on June 13, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. People interested in attending the event should contact Anthony Gagné by e-mail at or call 250-961-5156. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Patient as Partners/Patient Voices Network is a Ministry of Health, Patient as Partners initiative administered by ImpactBC. Its work is guided by a diverse steering committee that includes health authority representatives, health care providers, and a range of patient partners. Any B.C. resident over 19 years of age is eligible to join the PasP/PVN network. Visit

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FLES Parents Advisory Council (PAC) would like to thank all those that contributed to making our event such a success: 

Gwyn’s Green Grocer

Frames on Frame

Mulvaney’s Pub and Grill

Lakes Artisan Centre

San Bar ‘04

Rachelle Van Zanten

NLO Catering

Rory Creighton

Francois Tchesinkut

Gordon Oxendale

Recreation Commision

Amy Gutteridge

Overwaitea Foods

The Barkers

Alternative Grounds Cof-

Acoustics Anonymous

fee and Tea House

Shane LeBlanc

Baker’s Acres Kennels

Francois Lake School

Natasha Glanville

Staff, Parents, and Stu-

Shelby Lovas





Kelly Turford, LDCRN Coordinator c/o L D. Community Services 250 692 7577 Advertising partially sponsored by LD News

A Fundraising Concert

for the Francois Lake Elementary School (FLES) playground replacement project Advertising partially sponsored by LD News

The Burns Lake RCMP want to remind you that if you leave your vehicle unsecured for valuables in your vehicle you are leaving yourself vulnerable to have your vehicle broken into and items taken. The best practice is to always use an anti-theft device, remove your valuables including coins, electronics, bags, purses and medication. Always lock your doors and windows and remove your keys.

Lakes District Fall Fair meeting: June 4, 7:00 p.m., held at the Cancer Society Office,

Main Street, Burns Lake.

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View Point By Roland & Lisa Cataford

It is the mind set of our day that God is here to serve me and bless me, whether or not I walk in his truth, obey him, or live righteously. This is false. The path of blessing in life is not whether God is on my side, but whether I am on his. Make no mistake, God is “for” all people. Peter said it like this: "God, having raised up his son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your

sins." - (Acts 3:26) While God promised he would never leave or forsake his people, it is people who leave and forsake God: "Your iniquities have caused a separation between you and your God; and your sins have hid his face from you so that he will not hear your prayers.” – (Isaiah 59:2) The depth of God’s love is demonstrated in the cross of Christ, where God himself stood between every sinner and the judgment due their sin. Does this mean everyone is automatically pardoned to continue in sin? Of course not. The pardon only comes into effect when we acknowledge and forsake our sins at the throne-room of God, through prayer. The moment a sinner repents, God performs a spiritual heart transplant, and new life begins to grow, which hungers and thirsts for righteousness. A new strength of character begins to develop that chooses lifestyles that honor God. And now the windows of heaven open with blessings from above, that were never experienced before. God waits for people to take his side by getting honest about sin. Talk is cheap; repentance shows we mean it. Only then can we triumphantly claim the promise that God is on our side. How can we be sure? Because we have chosen to take his side.

$250 Cash Back for removing and decommissioning a non-cert. wood burning appliance & replacing w/certified EPA appliance. Info: / Sue (250) 877-8739

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18: It’s alright to be a homebody for a few days this week, Aquarius. Revel in some quiet time at home and enjoy this chance to breathe easy and recharge your batteries.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22: It’s easy to see the possibilities ahead this week, Virgo. Take a practical approach when making plans and you will soon begin to achieve your goals.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20: Give your dreams time to develop in the weeks ahead, Pisces. If you rush things along, you may end up getting discouraged.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23: Libra, you may have a particular goal in mind for your relationship that hasn’t come to fruition just yet. It may take a little more work for you to get to that solid place.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20: Aries, you have plans to rest, but you might be surprised at how fast you become bored with nothing to keep you busy. Relaxation may be difficult for you to master.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22: Others may struggle to decipher your thoughts, Scorpio. Sometimes you have to spell out what you need or want to get others on board with your ideas.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21: Familiar memories resurface, Taurus. You may discover that nothing much has changed and you really need to buckle down to create new plans.

Our town Get $250 Cash Back. There’s $250 waiting for anyone upon proof of removing and decommissioning a non-certified wood burning appliance and replacing it with a certified EPA appliance. More info: / Sue at (250) 877-8739 Southside Health & Wellness Centre: June 2015. Chair yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Soup and bannock day June 24, noon, all welcome. Foot care, all day by appt., June 11, 18 & 25. The mobile Mammogram Unit will be on site June 4 & 5. Men’s wellness with special guests: Bryan Skrenes & Gord Poshwatta, 1pm June 9. Diabetes webinar, 11am, June 10. Dental varnishing, 3 yr old screening & kindergarten circus June 16. More info (250) 694-3270. Kid’s Gym Night for children K-Grade 7 on Monday nights from 7-8:15 p.m. at the Island Gospel Fellowship Church Gym, 810 Highway 35. Free…Fun…Games...Learning. More info: Contact Pastor John at (250) 692-7553. Lakes District Fall Fair meeting: June 4, 7pm, held at the Cancer Society Office.

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Please drop off your nonprofit coming events at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date.

Trails are awesome. Most lower trails are open. Pigs and Charlotte’s Web are cleared from the top. Beware of blow down. Volunteers needed - next up for clearing - Razorback. Canada Day. Do you have a small/home based business? The Canada Day committee is looking for vendors to set up July 1 at Spirit Square. Are you: direct sales, crafter, homemade items, food vendor or a service business? Contact: Gina Hull / / (250) 692-0748 if you are interested in a spot. Babes in Balance Women’s Mountain Bike Retreat. Registration is open for Babes in Balance. asp?id=9320&lan=1&cartlevel=1 Fraser Lake Festival of the Arts: Calling all quilters, visual artists of all mediums, pottery, bands, singers, poets etc. Festival will be Aug. 8th. Call (250) 699-1234  or email:

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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

Computer Repairs, Sales & Training

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

Phone: 250-692-7773


Paintball guns and accessories Stop by and check it out

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(check it out!) circle arts gift gallery

Process 4 Gallery

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm • Closed Sunday

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

Len Klassen Satellites SALES – SERVICE – INSTALLATIONS Repairs on all types of Satellites Authorized Dealer: Shaw Direct Galaxy Broadband Internet

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

GIANT GARAGE SALE at Palling Hall and the East and West Palling loop. Do the loop and look for houses having garage sales and then stop in at the Palling Hall for more great deals!

Saturday, June 6 9 am - Noon

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23: Leo, you will be on the receiving end of more support and encouragement this week than you possibly know what to do with. Express your gratitude to loved ones.

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


CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20: Capricorn, this week you are captivated by the innocent things in life. Enjoy this relaxing time to stop and smell the roses with your loved ones.



Make them Large for $48 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.


CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22: A new perspective can sometimes change everything, Cancer. Even if there are some bumps along the way, your optimism will ultimately prevail.

+ 2 Cans of Coke

Three 12” Three Topping Pizzas

Extra cheese will attract extra charges.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21: Sagittarius, work appeals to you this week and you find yourself spending some extra time at the office. Just be sure to make time for your family.

Two 10” Pepperoni Pizzas



GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21: A plan you laid out hits a snag this week, Gemini. Do not get discouraged, as your plans will only be delayed momentarily before things get back on track.


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TRANSMISSION FLUSH & FILTER Factory recommended service interval for changing your transmission oil and oil filter is typically once every 50,000 kms.


Automotive Center ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

The newly renovated

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.

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.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #50

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Friday Night Dinners...

June 5:

Burger Night

To book a rental: please contact

Joan & Jeff Ragsdale

June 12:

Steak Night

250-692-0093 website:

June 19:

Pork Chop Dinner June 26:

Steak Night

Meat Draws


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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




JANITORIAL 24 Hour Service 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

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34. A narrative song 38. Men who cannot lose face 39. Bastard wing 40. 55121 MN 43. Young sheep 44. Fashioned 45. Short fight 49. Large payroll service Co. 50. Fantasy video game 51. Blind spot or ___ lutea 53. 39th state 54. Dessert topping 56. Eyelashes 58. Touchdown 59. 2nd largest Spanish river 60. Made poisonous 63. Favorite old shade trees

64. Table linen 65. A measured portion of medicine CLUES DOWN 1. Separated 2. 32-card game 3. Guides a vehicle 4. A brief run of luck 5. Baby bed 6. Manuscript gaps 7. Overdose 8. Yes in Spanish 9. Dog-____: shabby & worn 10. Mark with an asterisk 13. Potato state 14. Cereal giant 15. Lawn, sedge & cereal 20. Tin


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are over for the summer.

General Meeting

4th Monday of every month. Next one:

June 22, 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 Matthew Westergard 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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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



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Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your business - if you want to quit drinking thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our business. Burns Lake meetings: Tue. & Sat. 7:30pm Immaculatta Church. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s please call 1-866-564-7533 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 visit online free-assessment

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 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 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

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Reservoir Elevation: 853.29 m (2799.52 ft.) SLS Discharge: 500 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 407 m3/s Nautley River: 240 m3/s Vanderhoof: 607 m3/s INCREASE FLOW WARNING Spillway discharge will be increased to 500 m3/s for the day and then reduced to 430 m3/s at the end of the day. This change in spillway discharge will not alter the expected increase in ďŹ&#x201A;ows in the Nechako River at Vanderhoof. The river will be approximately 30 centimeters higher in the ďŹ rst few days of June. Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting last night. If you have any more questions or comments please contact us. Visit website www.waterofďŹ for up to date real-time ďŹ&#x201A;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

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 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

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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.

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKLY community newspaper, central Alberta. Excellent web marketing presence. 27,000 circulation. Owner approaching retirement. If you are serious about wanting to own your own newspaper contact Joyce, 403-575-0090. Or please email:

Career Opportunities MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit online: or call 1855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

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New Leaf Cafe is looking to hire 2 new employees â&#x20AC;˘ 1 at the end of summer â&#x20AC;˘ 1 in the late fall Ambitious, pleasant personality, dependable. Experience appreciated but not required. Training is provided. Full time - hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday. All long weekends off. Please apply in person with a resume, and be prepared for initial interview.



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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

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t#00,,&&1&3 t$"3&5",&3(306/%4,&&1&3 Granisle Resort. PRS 59 As per Strata PRS 59 requirements the Positions of Bookkeeper and Caretaker/Groundskeeper are advertised herein. Persons interested in these Positions are requested to contact the following stating their qualifications. Contact by Canada Post only. Granisle Resort Strata PRS 59 PO Box 100 Granisle B.C. V0J 1W0



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HIGH CASH producing vending machines. $1.00 vend = .70 profit. All on location in your area. Selling due to illness. Full details call now 1866-668-6629 or visit us online at: 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! 1-844-4535372.


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Job duties include, but not limited to: welding, fabricating and repair work in small sawmills. $30.14/hour, after 40 hours OT wage is $45.21/hour, plus holiday pay. Life insurance, AD & D insurance, extended medical and dental starts after 6 months. 40 hours/week.

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Employment Opportunity Evergreen Industrial Supplies Ltd. is seeking candidates to fill the following full-time roles:

Customer Service & Sales Representative Provide customer service on a wide range of industrial products; assist with sales, shipping and receiving, stocking, staging, inventory management, and ordering.

Parts, Service & Sales Assistant Provide customer service and sales on a range of power sports as well as lawn and garden equipment. Duties include; sales, conduct service writing, warranty claims, pre-delivery inspections, parts ordering, shipping and receiving, stocking, and inventory control. Evergreen Industrial offers competitive wages, dependent on experience. Experience in an industrial retail environment or with power sport sales, parts or service is considered an asset. Please email your resumes to or drop off your resume in person, attention Rachelle, at 2924 A Highway 16E, Smithers, BC.

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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. 1800-573-2928

Pets & Livestock

Livestock YEARLING RED Angus bulls for sale. Different birth weights. 250-845-8562.

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions BUD HAYNES, Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Firearms Auction. Saturday, June 13, 10a.m., 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Denny Harding Estate, Sask. Store Dispersal. Over 200 new guns. Website, catalogue w/pictures. Phone 403-3475855 or 780-451-4549;




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AUCTION SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. Decker Lake Starland Storage site Hwy 16, 7km west of Burns Lake

chairs, Pine buffet, (2) fold-up cots, futon, Kroehler loveseat, couch & loveseat, orthopedic bed (Queen size), bedroom Puzzle Rentals suite, dressers, (12)Answers padded folding chairs (new), electric Suites, Lower stove & propane stove, (2) Beatty LARGE BRIGHTfridges. 2 bedroom ANTIQUES: suites in a safewash and secure machine/copper tub, (2) building. Close to school and Beatty galv tubs, Singer sewhospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers ing machine, (2) cross-cut available. On site manageTACK: English saddle ment. Heat, hotsaws. water and cable included for $725 per with rigging, new saddle pads, month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message. blankets, halters, headstalls. Misc household items & more


8 x 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; campshack - 6â&#x20AC;? walls wired - metal clad - treated skids, Gooseneck stock trailer, Older Murray 2 horse trailer, motorcycle trailer, 1999 Chev Cavalier - 4 cyl auto, 1998 Chev Malibu - V6 auto, (4) 15â&#x20AC;? studded snow tires on rims, Kubota tractor - 18 hp/3pt., rototiller, core cutting saw 14â&#x20AC;?, Craftsman 10 hp snowblower, Poulin & Homelite chainsaws, 10 sheets 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; galv. roof metal (new), treated 4â&#x20AC;?x4â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; timbers, large roll chain link fencing, large roll filter cloth, deep well pump, 2 cases pipe insulation, (2) 325 gal Turtle water tanks, (2) caged water tanks, 10 rolls fire hose (new), small generator, (2) shop vacs, variety of tools, (2) large commercial yard lights, Herman Nelson construction heater, oil filled heater & electric heaters, Geo stove (kerosene), fire extinguishers, large First Aid cabinets/supplies (2), new helicopter stretcher, large commercial ice cooler, (2) dog carriers, bicycles, snowshoes (3 sets), extension ladder & step ladders. HOUSEHOLD: Teak dining table/6 chairs, Teak coffee table, Inlaid Oak coffee & end table, (3) dining room suites, table/4 chairs, Pine buffet, (2) fold-up cots, futon, Kroehler loveseat, couch & loveseat, orthopedic bed (Queen size), bedroom suite, dressers, (12) padded folding chairs (new), electric stove & propane stove, (2) fridges. ANTIQUES: Beatty wash machine/copper tub, (2) Beatty galv tubs, Singer sewing machine, (2) cross-cut saws. TACK: English saddle with rigging, new saddle pads, blankets, halters, headstalls. Misc household items & more

Transportation For information call Richie Recreational/Saleat 250-698-7377 or 250-698-7351 2007 INNSBRUCK Supreme 26RLS travel trailer. New Sale awning and 2 new 6 volt bat- conducted by teries 2014, excellent condiSchmidt Auction tion. $12,000.00 obo Phone Stuart at (250) 692-7565





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STEEL BUILDINGS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our big

$4500. 25x24 SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 $5198. @ 10:0030x30 A.M. 32x36 STORAGE $8427.SITE 40x46 DECKER$7449. LAKE STARLAND Oneof end HWY$12140. 16, 7km west Burns wall Lake includ-

ed.walls/wired/ Pioneer Steel â&#x20AC;˘ 6â&#x20AC;? angle grinder 1-800-668â&#x20AC;˘ bench grinder â&#x20AC;˘ 8X12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; campshack/6â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Skil saws â&#x20AC;˘ Scrollsaw metal clad/treated5422 skids â&#x20AC;˘ 1â&#x20AC;? belt sander â&#x20AC;˘ palm sanders â&#x20AC;˘ Gooseneck stock trailer â&#x20AC;˘ Metric tap & die set â&#x20AC;˘ Older Murray 2 horse trailer â&#x20AC;˘ 4 pc sandblast kit (new) â&#x20AC;˘ Motorcycle trailer â&#x20AC;˘ 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canopy â&#x20AC;˘ Mortising , dowel & dado kits â&#x20AC;˘ 1999 Chev Cavalier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 cyl auto â&#x20AC;˘ Large assortment of grinding & â&#x20AC;˘ 1998 Chev Malibu â&#x20AC;&#x201C; V6 auto cutting wheels, drill bits, router bits, â&#x20AC;˘ 1976 Ford 1 ton/hoist/12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box/390 Private Coin Collector wire wheels & saw Buying blades eng/4 spd Glass suction cups (800 lb cap) â&#x20AC;˘ (4) 15â&#x20AC;? studded snow tires on rims â&#x20AC;˘ Olympic Collections, Coins, â&#x20AC;˘ Kubota tractor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 hp/3pt. Rototiller â&#x20AC;˘ Hand tools Silver, Jewelry, Estates cutting saw 14â&#x20AC;? blade Gold, HOUSEHOLD Help a stranger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Core Brute lawnmowerChad: â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.5 h.p. 778-281-0030 inweek, town. â&#x20AC;˘ Teak dininglast table/6 chairs BOLT arrived at the shelter today and donate.â&#x20AC;˘ Craftsman 10 hp snowblower â&#x20AC;˘ Teak coffee table â&#x20AC;˘ Poulin & Homelite chainsaws loves being held andâ&#x20AC;˘ Inlaid snuggled Oak coffee & with. end table â&#x20AC;˘ 10 sheets 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; galv. roof metal (new) â&#x20AC;˘ (3) dining room suites He is4â&#x20AC;?x4â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a short-haired, grey and white â&#x20AC;˘ Treated timbers â&#x20AC;˘ Table/4 chairs â&#x20AC;˘ Pine Buffet â&#x20AC;˘ Large roll chain linkmale, fencing about â&#x20AC;˘ (2)4 fold-up cots â&#x20AC;˘old. Futon neutered years SAWMILLS FROM only â&#x20AC;˘ Deep well pump â&#x20AC;˘ Kroehler loveseat â&#x20AC;˘ Couch & loveseat $4,397 - Make money & save â&#x20AC;˘ 2He casesis pipe insulation on a special diet. For adoption â&#x20AC;˘ Orthopedic bed (Queen size) money with your own bandmill â&#x20AC;˘ (2) 325 gal. Turtle water tanks â&#x20AC;˘ Bedroom suite â&#x20AC;˘Dressers - Cut lumber any dimension. In inquiries call 250-692-7476. â&#x20AC;˘ (2) caged water tanks â&#x20AC;˘ (12) padded folding chairs (New) stock ready to ship. Free info â&#x20AC;˘ 10 rolls fire hose (new) Advertising donated by LDstove News â&#x20AC;˘ Electric & Propane stove & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw â&#x20AC;˘ Winco Generator(1900 w) â&#x20AC;˘ (2) fridges â&#x20AC;˘ dehumidifier 1-800-566HOUSE FOR rent. 2 bdrms, 3 â&#x20AC;˘ (2) shop vacs â&#x20AC;˘12â&#x20AC;? exhaust fan â&#x20AC;˘ Cedar picnic table/benches 6899 Ext:400OT. acres, â&#x20AC;˘ (2) large commercial yard lightsnearâ&#x20AC;˘ 5 Endako. padded bar stools$700 per STEEL BUILDINGS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our big â&#x20AC;˘ Herman Nelson construction heater Fountain Road, Burns Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Phone: month while listed 250-692-7476 with ReANTIQUES 35th anniversary saleâ&#x20AC;? 20x20 â&#x20AC;˘ Oil filled heater & electric heaters â&#x20AC;˘696-3202 Renfrew Chateau wood cookstove $4500. 25x24 $5198. 30x30 max. (250) â&#x20AC;˘ Geo stove (kerosene) â&#x20AC;˘ Beatty wash machine/copper tub $7449. 32x36 $8427. 40x46 â&#x20AC;˘ Fire extinguishers $12140. One end wall includâ&#x20AC;˘ (2) Beatty galv tubs â&#x20AC;˘ Large First Aid cabinets/supplies (2) ed. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668â&#x20AC;˘ Singer sewing machine â&#x20AC;˘ New helicopter stretcher 5422 â&#x20AC;˘ Small gramophone (works) â&#x20AC;˘ Large Commercial ice cooler â&#x20AC;˘ (2) cross-cut saws â&#x20AC;˘ (2) Dog carriers â&#x20AC;˘ 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 gal stone crocks â&#x20AC;˘ Bicycles, Snowshoes (3 sets) TACK â&#x20AC;˘ 4 man dome tent â&#x20AC;˘ English saddle with rigging Private Coin Collector Buying â&#x20AC;˘ Extension ladder & step ladders Collections, Olympic Coins, â&#x20AC;˘ New saddle pads, blankets, halters, TOOLS Silver, Gold, Jewelry, Estates headstalls & more â&#x20AC;˘ 12â&#x20AC;? Ridgid planer â&#x20AC;˘ router table, Chad: 778-281-0030 in town. â&#x20AC;˘ Rockwell/Delta bandsaw (220) Misc household items & more â&#x20AC;˘ Craftsman tablesaw 10â&#x20AC;? For information call Richie at 250-698-7377 or 250-698-7351 Sale conducted by Schmidt Auction


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Homes for Rent

1.888.236.6283Burns Lake Veterinary Clinic Ltd.

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Homes for Rent HOUSE FOR rent. 2 bdrms, 3 acres, near Endako. $700 per month while listed with Remax. (250) 696-3202



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SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. DECKER LAKE STARLAND STORAGE SITE HWY 16, 7km west of Burns Lake

â&#x20AC;˘ 8X12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; campshack/6â&#x20AC;? walls/wired/ metal clad/treated skids â&#x20AC;˘ Gooseneck stock trailer â&#x20AC;˘ Older Murray 2 horse trailer â&#x20AC;˘ Motorcycle trailer â&#x20AC;˘ 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canopy â&#x20AC;˘ 1999 Chev Cavalier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 cyl auto â&#x20AC;˘ 1998 Chev Malibu â&#x20AC;&#x201C; V6 auto â&#x20AC;˘ 1976 Ford 1 ton/hoist/12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box/390 eng/4 spd â&#x20AC;˘ (4) 15â&#x20AC;? studded snow tires on rims â&#x20AC;˘ Kubota tractor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 hp/3pt. Rototiller â&#x20AC;˘ Core cutting saw 14â&#x20AC;? blade â&#x20AC;˘ Brute lawnmower â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.5 h.p. â&#x20AC;˘ Craftsman 10 hp snowblower â&#x20AC;˘ Poulin & Homelite chainsaws â&#x20AC;˘ 10 sheets 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; galv. roof metal (new) â&#x20AC;˘ Treated 4â&#x20AC;?x4â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; timbers â&#x20AC;˘ Large roll chain link fencing â&#x20AC;˘ Deep well pump â&#x20AC;˘ 2 cases pipe insulation â&#x20AC;˘ (2) 325 gal. Turtle water tanks â&#x20AC;˘ (2) caged water tanks â&#x20AC;˘ 10 rolls fire hose (new) â&#x20AC;˘ Winco Generator(1900 w) â&#x20AC;˘ (2) shop vacs â&#x20AC;˘12â&#x20AC;? exhaust fan â&#x20AC;˘ (2) large commercial yard lights â&#x20AC;˘ Herman Nelson construction heater â&#x20AC;˘ Oil filled heater & electric heaters â&#x20AC;˘ Geo stove (kerosene) â&#x20AC;˘ Fire extinguishers â&#x20AC;˘ Large First Aid cabinets/supplies (2) â&#x20AC;˘ New helicopter stretcher â&#x20AC;˘ Large Commercial ice cooler â&#x20AC;˘ (2) Dog carriers â&#x20AC;˘ Bicycles, Snowshoes (3 sets) â&#x20AC;˘ 4 man dome tent â&#x20AC;˘ Extension ladder & step ladders TOOLS â&#x20AC;˘ 12â&#x20AC;? Ridgid planer â&#x20AC;˘ router table, â&#x20AC;˘ Rockwell/Delta bandsaw (220) â&#x20AC;˘ Craftsman tablesaw 10â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;˘ 6â&#x20AC;? angle grinder â&#x20AC;˘ bench grinder â&#x20AC;˘ Skil saws â&#x20AC;˘ Scrollsaw â&#x20AC;˘ 1â&#x20AC;? belt sander â&#x20AC;˘ palm sanders â&#x20AC;˘ Metric tap & die set â&#x20AC;˘ 4 pc sandblast kit (new) â&#x20AC;˘ Mortising , dowel & dado kits â&#x20AC;˘ Large assortment of grinding & cutting wheels, drill bits, router bits, wire wheels & saw blades â&#x20AC;˘ Glass suction cups (800 lb cap) â&#x20AC;˘ Hand tools HOUSEHOLD â&#x20AC;˘ Teak dining table/6 chairs â&#x20AC;˘ Teak coffee table â&#x20AC;˘ Inlaid Oak coffee & end table â&#x20AC;˘ (3) dining room suites â&#x20AC;˘ Table/4 chairs â&#x20AC;˘ Pine Buffet â&#x20AC;˘ (2) fold-up cots â&#x20AC;˘ Futon â&#x20AC;˘ Kroehler loveseat â&#x20AC;˘ Couch & loveseat â&#x20AC;˘ Orthopedic bed (Queen size) â&#x20AC;˘ Bedroom suite â&#x20AC;˘Dressers â&#x20AC;˘ (12) padded folding chairs (New) â&#x20AC;˘ Electric stove & Propane stove â&#x20AC;˘ (2) fridges â&#x20AC;˘ dehumidifier â&#x20AC;˘ Cedar picnic table/benches â&#x20AC;˘ 5 padded bar stools ANTIQUES â&#x20AC;˘ Renfrew Chateau wood cookstove â&#x20AC;˘ Beatty wash machine/copper tub â&#x20AC;˘ (2) Beatty galv tubs â&#x20AC;˘ Singer sewing machine â&#x20AC;˘ Small gramophone (works) â&#x20AC;˘ (2) cross-cut saws â&#x20AC;˘ 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 gal stone crocks TACK â&#x20AC;˘ English saddle with rigging â&#x20AC;˘ New saddle pads, blankets, halters, headstalls & more Misc household items & more

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lakes District News

Pacific Timber plays big role in community

Michael Riis-Christianson

into containers for export to Asia. “We produce nothing that the majors produce,” Garrett Not so long ago, there were hundreds of small, independent sawmills in British Columbia’s Central Interior. For stressed. “Primarily, all our stuff decades, these mills -- some of them little more than ‘mom- goes to Asia (and the) oil and gas and-pop’ operations -- were the economic backbone of rural industry -- tenon blocks for rig BC, providing much-needed jobs and a host of other benefits mats, pipe skids. And the treating market. The really low grade to remote communities. In the past two decades, however, B.C.’s forest industry stuff that we have goes to pallet has become increasingly dominated by large, multinational manufacturers.” In 2014, Pacific Timber players with the financial resources and expertise to compete in what has become a global marketplace. Today, five major shipped 14.6 million board feet, companies control most long-term forest tenures in the prov- the equivalent of 456 super ‘B’ ince, and independent sawmills are all but a thing of the past. truck loads. This year, producBut in Burns Lake, one company is bucking the trend -- tion is projected to be 24 million and proving that it’s possible to survive in the shadow of board feet. Because it strives for maxibig industry. Pacific Timber, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tahtsa Timber, opened for business in 2011 with one mill mum log utilization, Pacific and five employees. A scant four years later, the Burns Lake Timber also supplies the Pinnacompany has expanded its operations to include two mills cle Renewable Energy Group’s and 31 employees. In 2014, it spent $1.9 million in direct Burns Lake plant with fibre. In 2014, the company supplied wages and another $1.3 million in goods and services. “In the community last year, just between Burns Lake the wood pellet producer with Auto, LD Printing, all the small stuff -- no power, no fuel, 1,450 truck loads of chips, and nothing -- the two mills spent $351,000 in town,” Karl Gar- even sold some of the material to rett, Pacific Timber’s mill manager, said recently. “That is farmers for cattle bedding. Garrett and Burkholder just the two mills, none of the bush crew or Tahtsa. And in the region that’s between Houston and Prince George... we stressed to council the important role Pacific Timber plays in the spent $971,000.” Garrett and Stephen Burkholder, general manager of Taht- community. In addition to the sa Timber, have been telling the Pacific Timber story to al- economic benefits already mentioned, the company’s two most anyone who will listen lately and they appeared before mills provide much-needed entry level jobs here, often employing people that other firms might be hesitant to hire. It Burns Lake council. Garrett told council members May 12 that the company’s even offers apprenticeships to candidates who express an intwo mills -- one in the Burns Lake industrial park, the other terest in millwrighting, mechanics, welding, and other trades. “We’re willing to try anybody, where before, we would try east of town adjacent Babine Forest Products -- specialize in producing cants. Ten per cent of the company’s production is to find the right person,” Garrett said. “If you can get here sold to B.C. customers, while 15 per cent is shipped to buyers at 7 (a.m.), and you can make it to 5:30 and give it your all, in Alberta. Fully three-quarters of all finished products are we’ll train you to do the rest.” To date, this liberal hiring policy has paid dividends, both transported by truck to Prince Rupert, where they’re loaded for Pacific Timber and the community. Approximately 45 per cent of the company’s employees are First Nations people who come from as far away as Fort St. James, and many of them had little or no experience prior to joining Pacific Timber. Garrett acknowledges that employee turnover is high. Fully 30 per cent of Pacific Timber’s new hires leave after getting valuable experience in the workforce. 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our 125,000 meters, we need to log pushing 200,000 m3.” Finding that much volume isn’t easy for a small, independent sawmill. Burkholder was quick to point out that unlike BC’s larger forest companies, Pacific Timber does not have a Tree Farm License or any other forest tenure that it can count on for feedstock. This lack of a guaranteed timber supply -- historically the bane of BC’s small, independent mills -- represents a significant long-term threat to Pacific Timber. It’s an issue that Burkholder and Garrett feel should be of concern to the community as well as the company’s owners. “This is really the life and death question,” Burkholder said in a subsequent interview. “Without tenure, Pacific Timber does not have the longer term security of a certain amount of volume to either utilize and/or trade with other tenure holders. So in a way, we are at the mercy of the tenure holders.” And as Burkholder has learned first-hand, not all those tenure holders are sympathetic. With the much of the region’s merchantable timber damaged or destroyed by the mountain pine beetle, competition for fibre can be vicious. “A higher level manager (at a major forest company) told me it’s his job to eliminate competition, not support it, when I was trying to buy wood that they were going to burn,” Burkholder added. “This, when they are to be stewards of this wood for the best of the society. As the volume decreases, all the milling facilities continue to look at utilization of any fibre, which drives the log value up (and) will impact our ability to be competitive in the marketplace.” Burkholder says the company will continue to actively seek timber on the open market, and “attempt to continue to salvage wood that is deemed unutilizable (by other producers).” In the meantime, he and Garrett want local residents to know the contribution Pacific Timber is making here. They’re also hoping their recent presentations will help drum up political support for the company. Yet can elected officials help this firm survive in a free market economy? Burkholder admits it’s “another big question.” He’s convinced, though, that community leaders can help “open doors” that might otherwise remain closed to Pacific Timber. “We are not used to begging, but one way (elected officials can help) is to understand and appreciate the value that we are bringing to the community by the way of our hiring practices (and) the amount of dollars we bring into the community by being creative and innovative with logs that would have been burned or under-utilized,” he explained. “(They can help) by opening up doors for a more secure log supply through community forests, by encouraging the ministry of forests to look at options like Category 2 timber sales, licenses to cut, or something like a license that targets lowgrade logs, i.e., blowdown, low-volume stands, etc.... (and) by putting pressure on the major sawmills to work with us in the low-grade log that they cannot use.” It’s a gamble, but one the company appears willing to take. “We feel for survival, we need the support of the communities, First Nations, etc.,” Burkholder said. “Also, (it will) open ourselves up to input that others may have, and opportunities that we have not seen.”

Burns Lake Lakes District News, June 03, 2015  

June 03, 2015 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News