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NEWS BRIEFS Festivals to benefit from new safety, liquor regulation changes Summer festival season is underway and the B.C. Government has introduced new guidelines and safety measures, including new liquor licensing regulations, for public events. “I think changes to liquor licensing will result in more families coming to our events with the open concept. While we welcome these changes, I think it’s really up to festival organizers and producers to have more duty of care over their guests. We’ll be working with whole-site licensing in Steveston in August and are grateful for any steps that help to improve public safety at this event and all festivals and events in our province,” Vancouver’s Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival general manager Ann Phelps stated in the news release. Whole-site liquor licensing is one of the regulations that will bring some changes to the festival grounds this summer. This regulation will allow people to move throughout the festival grounds unrestricted with alcoholic beverages. This allows families to attend the entire festival together and is hoped to prevent binge drinking. With adequate safety measures in place close to 95 per cent of festival events qualify for whole-site liquor licensing at the provincial government. “Our planning resources for organizers and the liquor changes we’ve made, such as bringing down beer garden fences so families can enjoy festival grounds together, are benefiting communities, attracting tourists, promoting arts and culture, and helping to grow B.C.’s economy. Keeping tourists and British Columbians safe at festivals is a priority for our government. We have learned from challenges experienced at previous events and are taking steps to achieve safer events where the focus is on a memorable and fun experience,” stated Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton in a news release. The Ministry of Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group are in collaboration in the initiative to prevent alcohol and other drug-related harms at music festivals. – Michele Taylor

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All decked out for Canada Day Taylor Davidson and brother Brandon are ready and waiting for the Canada Day parade to begin. The parade kicked off a day of fun, games and celebration in Fort St. James on July 1.


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Courier Grant funding received for local priorities stated in a news release. Fort St. James will be continuing to receive the Small Community and Fort St. James, Burns Lake, Hous- Regional District Grant; an unconditon, Fraser Lake and area will be re- tional grant from the government that ceiving $1,112,765 as part helps offset smaller commuof almost $75.2 million benities’ budgets in order to ing invested into communihelp in areas of infrastructies across B.C. ture, administration and These Small Community service delivery needs and and Regional District Grant priorities said Kevin Crook, programs funds, which have Chief Administrative Ofbeen available since 2009, ficer for the District of Fort apply to municipalities with St. James. populations under 20,000. The district will be reFunds are allocated based Kevin Crook: ceiving $267,480, this will on a formula that factors in Chief Adminis- be the second installment for a base amount, population trative Officer the year, the district received and assessment values. a total of $405,833 for the “This funding will take pressure annual grant amount said Crook. off local taxpayers and provide Burns “The Strategic Community InvestLake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, ment funding goes to support local Houston and the Bulkley-Nechako government services,” Crook said. Regional District with the opportuni- “This helps us and other communities ty to invest in public safety priorities,” with small tax bases to keep property Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad taxes at a sustainable level.” MICHELE TAYLOR Caledonia Courier

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Nothing fishy here Rosa Anne Howell does data collection for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans during the Stuart Lake Fishing Derby June 27 - July 1. Data collected will be used to study rainbow trout in Stuart Lake.

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CORRECTION Incorrect information appeared in the page 10 story in the Caledonia Courier, (“Coordinates to family fun�, July 1). Ralph Willick, Ruby Taylor and Teddy Johnnie names were incorrect. The Caledonia Courier apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.

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The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) invites people across the province to bring their friends out to their favourite local farmers’ market over the month of July.

Bring a friend to meet your farmers’ market MICHELE TAYLOR Caledonia Courier

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) is inviting people across the province to bring their friends out to their favourite local farmers’ market, and the Fort St. James Farmers’ Market is joining in with the BCAFM’s Meet My Market contest over the month of July. Farmers’ markets across the province offer an abundance of locally grown produce and other goods, live music, children’s activities, cooking classes, workshops and a place for the community to meet and share experiences. Throughout the month, more than 60 of the 125 farmers’ markets across the province will be having local contests in conjunction with the Meet My Market contest which will be giving away two weekend getaways to Sparkling Hill Resort in the Okanagan, said Georgia Stanley, Manager of Membership and Communications, BCAFM. “On the provincial level, when people bring a friend to the farmers’ market in July they can enter to win

one of two getaways to that we have just over a resort in the Okanagan 60 markets who will be which includes wine offering additional intouring,� said Stanley. centives for shoppers to Stanley added peo- bring their friends and ple can also enter the that includes everything grand prize giveaway from a free market bag, on the association’s so- free coffee, a market cial media webpage on treat or some are offerFacebook by posting ing market bucks.� a photo of Funding their favoufor Meet “Each week My Market rite farmers’ market there could month was or in perprovided, son at par- be some other “In part ticipating by the small prizes G o v e rBC markets by nas well.� tagging @ ment’s Buy bcfarmers- – Charlotte Croquet Local Promarket and gram; de#MeetMylivered by Market to enter. the Investment Agricul“We have a Face- ture Foundation of BC book contest page with funding from the where you can see all BC Ministry of Agriculthe different entries,� ture, Vancity and the BC she said. “On top of Association of Farmers’

Markets,� Cinci Csere, Media Relations, The Social Agency, stated in a news release. Charlotte Croquet, president Fort St. James Farmers Market Association, said the local market here in town will be taking part in local prize giveaways and is hoping to have a number of special activities over the month and suggests checking in with the farmers’ market weekly to see what is happening. “There will be some other things going on too, occasionally we get an entertainer, but we never know ahead. Each week there could be some other small prizes as well,� she said. “And (we will) have a little bit of fun too.�

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• Editorial Canada/US Softwood Lumber Agreement will have resounding impacts on regional economy MICHELE TAYLOR Caledonia Courier

Last week Conifex announced it would be stopping production at its sawmill in Fort St. James for two weeks due to poor market conditions and an increase of 15 per cent on import dues on lumber exports to the United States. This temporary closure comes close on the heels of the announcement of the closure of the Tl’oh lumber mill last month. In 2014, increased housing starts in the United States propelled forestry industry growth in the Nechako, according to a report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). Although the US market continues to recover, timber supplies are dwindling. With declining timber supplies and salvage efforts to recover mountain pine beetle damaged trees coming to an end; poor market conditions and the impending expiration of the Canada/U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement in October, the region’s operators sit in limbo

unsure of the future of exports to the United States. The 2006 trade agreement was a solution to US industry claims that Canadian forest policies subsidize sawnwood production. The agreement specifies higher duties on Canadian exports when softwood sawnwood prices are low. The $235-million Western Bioenergy project in Merritt, once in operation, will consume approximately 200,000 metric tonnes of biomass fuel annually and provide more than 40,000 homes under a 30-year purchase agreement with BC Hydro. Fort St. James and the Nechako region will provide the bulk of the biomass to that and other plants currently under construction. With Conifex Power Limited Partnership completing a continuous 72 hour run test at its 36 Megawatt biomass power plant at Mackenzie, B.C. in April this year, there seems to be some future for the lumber industry, but what will happen to the sawnwood side of the industry remains to be seen come October.

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Premier Christy Clark tours Petronas liquefied natural gas import facility in Malaysia last year. Federal tax breaks for LNG construction in B.C. are emerging as an issue in the October federal election.

Environment debate warms up federal election BY TOM FLETCHER

inces. If he forms the next government, Trudeau Liberal Leader Jus- would invite premiers tin Trudeau came to the to join him at the next West Coast Monday to United Nations cliunveil his parmate change ty’s environconference mental platin Paris next form for the December, Oct. 19 fedand then meet eral election, them again promising to within 90 days ban crude oil to come up tankers from with a national B.C.’s North plan to reguCoast and imlate fossil fuel pose an un- Liberal leader emissions. defined price Justin Trudeau “Central to on carbon this will be the emissions afcreation of nater consulting the prov- tional emissions-reducBlack Press

tion targets, informed by the best economic and scientific analysis,” the party’s 12-page summary says, adding that the Conservative government’s emission reduction targets are “inadequate and meaningless without a plan to achieve them.” Conservative Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq replied with a statement warning that the Liberal plan “will increase the costs of everything including gas, groceries, electricity.”

Rickford and Aglukkaq said Trudeau’s promise to end fossil fuel subsidies would remove Ottawa’s support for development of liquefied natural gas export facilities in B.C. In February, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced increased capital cost tax credits for the LNG industry, similar to capital investment incentives offered by B.C. NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has promised a national cap-and trade plan for carbon emissions, which would impose extra costs based

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John Celogheros from Prince George won the first place prize of $10,000 at the Stuart Lake Fishing Derby.

Brent Karlson of Prince George won the second place cash prize of $5,000 for his catch during the derby.

Justin Howell of Fort St. James took home the third place prize of $2,500 from the Stuart Lake Fishing Derby.

Fishing derby hauls in winners MICHELE TAYLOR Caledonia Courier

Some 300 participants were out vying for the top three spots and a chance to win the $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 prizes at the 18 Annual Stuart Lake

Fishing Derby which ran from 7 a.m. June 27 to 10 a.m. July 1. The $10,000 first place prize went to John Celogheros from Prince George with a 9 lb. 13.9 oz. rainbow trout. Celogheros said this is his second year at the

derby and he caught his first place winner near the American Islands. Second place and the $5,000 prize was nabbed by Brent Karlson of Prince George with an 8 lb. 2.8 oz. rainbow trout. Karlson said he caught his second place winner

near the beginning of the North Arm of Stuart Lake. The $2,500 third place prize was awarded to Justin Howell of Fort St. James with his 5 lb. .76 oz. rainbow trout. Howell has been fishing in the derby for

the past ten years, he said he caught his third place winner up by Battleship. Rainbow trout that

were brought in by the entrants were having data sampled for the B.C. Department of Fisheries and Oceans to

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Canada Day 2015 Please see more photos, page 9

Michele Taylor photos

The Fort St. James Detachment of the RCMP were out dressed in their red serge for the Canada Day parade July 1. Samuel Joinson and Louise Rahko take in the sights at the Canada Day parade in Fort St. James.

The Stuart Lake North District Girl Guides of Canada were out showing off their best during the Canada Day parade. Bare Hands Landscaping and Design had some laid back ‘50s and ‘60s themed landscaping happening on its float for the Canada Day parade.

The Didoh Ne drummers sing and drum during the Canada Day parade.

The Fort St. James National Historic Site were decked out in the 50s and ‘60s theme for the Canada Day parade July 1.

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NEWS CANADA DAY feature by Michele Taylor

Continued from, page 8 People were out en masse for Canada Day enjoying the variety of events that were taking place all day July 1. Watermelon eating contests, wagon rides, music and fun and games for families were all a part of the days celebrations.

Chief Fred Sam, left and Dave Birdi cut the cake at the Canada Day celebrations at Cottonwood Park.

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Ibrahim Pelz, front, and his children Halima, Addam and Sara were visiting Fort St. James from Canmore Alta. The family comes once a year to visit family in town.

Children got competitive at the Overwaitea’s watermelon eating competition at Cottonwood Park on Canada Day.

Raylene Erickson, left, shows her Pride with friend Angel Carpenter at the Canada Day celebrations at Cottonwood Park July 1.

Keom Quewezance, 3, tries his hand at the ball toss game at Cottonwood Park during the Canada Day celebrations.

Jolie Brown, 13, of Prince George got up on stage and performed ‘When I’m Gone’ for the crowd during open-mic at Cottonwood Park July 1.


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Courier Erickson family reunion brings far away visitors Swedish relatives make journey to attend event in Fort St. James Caledonia Courier

The Erickson family held a family reunion this past weekend with special guests Tillie Gerow, Carl-Ake Elmersjo and his wife Margareta Elmersjo from Uppsala, Sweden. Pete Erickson, Tillie’s father, immigrated from Sweden to Fort St. James where he met and married Marion Prince. Pete and Marion had eight children together, Tillie Gerow is the last remaining child of the eight children the couple had together. Ake Elmersjo, grandson son to Erickson’s brother August Eriksson, traveled with his cousin Tillie and wife to attend the event. Charlene Webb, who is now living in Terrace and co-ordinated the reunion, said the last Erickson family reunion took place in July, 1976 and saw people from the United States and across BC and Canada. Book in making Webb said she will have family members who are at the reunion filling out a book that will be filled out with genealogical information from family members, she said she is also collecting family recipes and stories that will eventually be made into a book. “I’ve asked them to share memories of our parents and grandparents and special recipes or new recipes that they would like to share,� she said. “We’ve had families come from all over BC,� she said. “We

have cousins that are just meeting for the first time.� Webb said at the last count the Canadian side of the Erickson family was at more than 500 and the Sweden side of the Erikkson family were at 36 members. “This took many months to plan and coordinate,� said Webb.

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June Hanson, left, is the first of 25 grandchildren to Pete Erickson; Tillie Gerow is the last surviving child of Pete Erickson’s eight children, Carl-Ake Elmersjo is the grandson of Pete’s brother August Eriksson and Margareta Elersmo, Ake’s wife came from Uppsala Sweden to join in the family reunion, July 4.

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Caledonia Courier, July 08, 2015  

July 08, 2015 edition of the Caledonia Courier

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