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BY LIZ BROWN Chetwynd Echo Reporter –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Chetwynd’s annual chainsaw carving competition, sponsored by the District of Chetwynd and run by the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce is just around the corner and this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s event. “I would honestly say it’s Chetwynd’s signature event.

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sion to move the program to Windrem Elementary beginning in September. In a letter to parents, School District 59 (South Peace) said the move “would make the exchange of French immersion staff possible between elementary and second-

ary programs. By sharing teaching and other services between Chetwynd Secondary School (which is attached to) Windrem, the French immersion program becomes more sustainable.” A majority of the local Canadian Parents for French (CPF) support-

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ed the option in a recent vote. CPF president Michelle Albin said the immersion program has been at Don Titus for the past eight years. “We initiated conversations with the school board over a year

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ago because our program has grown every year,� Albin said. “Every year we added a new year to the program and now we have kids in Grade 7. So the push was to expand it to the high school.� Albin said the decision

wasn’t an all of a sudden situation. She said there has been numerous meetings about the move because she said there wasn’t a clear cut solution, “because we only have six kids graduating this year (from the program.) “Six kids does not pay

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for a teacher. Six kids cannot allow the program just to naturally just ease itself into the high school.� In March, the CPF received a letter from the School Board saying they weren’t prepared to commit to any additional resources at the secondary level. “So we as a membership decided that we still needed to push on so we then went the creative route and came up with some solutions to possibly allow these kids to continue,� Albin said. The proposal to move the entire program to Windrem was not an idea that had originally crossed their minds. However,

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emotional time for everyone parents and kids.� after much discussion and voting it was the right solution in Albin’s and other CPF parent’s minds. However, Albin said, not everyone has been in support of the move and thus it has been quite emotional. “It’s a very emotional time for everyone – par-

ents and kids,� she said. “Everyone is trying to transition and accept the idea.� CPF parent Graciette Folster’s son is heading into Grade 8 in September and she says having the program at Windrem has saved her a lot of organizing come school starting. “If we didn’t move I would have been personally looking for some creative options like a French tutor in the evenings just so he could maintain his language skills – but he wouldn’t graduate with his double Dogwood.� School District Superintendent Kathy Sawchuk said should numbers warrant, the dis-

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trict will try to find ways to support the program thoughout to Grade 12. “If there’s a desire we’ll continue to look for ways to support it – attrition is something that happens naturally so we’ll have to see how the numbers look as they continue to move forward,� she said. “This does open the door for the possibly to look at late immersion entry later on.� With the move, the StrongStart program that is currently at Windrem will be moved to Don Titus. As well DTES principal Lauri Mason will change places with Windrem Elementary principal Sylvia Bell.

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BY ECHO STAFF –––––––––––––– PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12 noon on Saturday, May 19, Category 2 open fires and fireworks have been prohibited in most of the Prince George Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. The prohibition covers the entire Prince George Fire Centre with the exception of the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, north of Buckinghorse River. The ban will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2012, or until the public is otherwise notified. Specifically, this ban applies to: • The burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels. • Fireworks. • Stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres. The ban does not prohibit campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. People lighting a campfire must

maintain a fireguard by removing flammable material from around the campfire area, and they must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. People lighting larger fires or more than two fires of any size must comply with burning regulations and must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 7971717. This ban covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any current restrictions before lighting any fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire ban may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

Anyone planning to conduct burning should ensure that fires are not lit near buildings, trees or other combustible materials. Never burn during windy conditions and ensure you have adequate people, water and hand tools available to prevent fires from escaping. Never leave a fire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished and the embers are cold to the touch before leaving the area. The Prince George Fire Centre extends from the Yukon and Northwest Territories borders in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cottonwood River and Robson Valley in the south, and from the Alberta border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 6635555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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BY NAOMI LARSEN Chetwynd Echo Editor –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Council voted unanimously at the May 22 council to submit a grant application under the Gas Tax grant for $1 million to replace the raw water transmission line between the low lift pump

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ext Wednesday June 6 - is Tim Horton’s Camp Day. In almost every town the local Tim Horton’s will be full of customers and fun activities and local business owners, politicians, sports stars, media folk – all schlepping coffee for a dang good cause. In the past I have participated and had nothing but fun. And each year my office would look forward to partaking in such a great cause – especially when we knew two local children would benefit. On that day every penny from every cup of coffee and special event hosted at

Timmy’s is donated to the camp may not sound like Tim Horton’s Children the most pressing issue at Foundation. hand, but having spent Since 1974, more than four summers at a summer 165,000 children have bene- camp (not Timmy’s... I fited from a wish!), I can Foundation attest to the camp experifact that often It doesnʼt take times, it is a ence. This year, more much to change place where than 15,000 like a personʼs entire things children will water safety, life. attend one of swimming, the six fishing, Foundation appreciation camps located for nature (just in Parry Sound, Ontario; to name a few) are first Tatamagouche, Nova experienced. Scotia; Kananaskis, Even moreover, life-time Alberta; Quyon, Quebec; friendships can be formed, Campbellsville, Kentucky; and even social skills can and St. George, Ontario. be improved upon. And this year, for the first It really doesn't take time ... two Chetwynd kids much to change a person’s will get an opportunity to entire life. have the adventure of a I've read a number of lifetime – and that is excit- reports over the years that ing. have all said the same thing Helping to send a kid to - children who find a

(healthy) area of interest + connect with one nurturing adult, just one, and they can come through the worst poverty, neglect and even outright abuse intact, as well adjusted, functioning people. Outdoor craft certainly qualifies… and a Tim Horton’s camp fits those qualifications. And all you have to do is buy a coffee. Or volunteer an hour of your time to serve that coffee. In fact, the Chetwynd Echo is challenging other local businesses to ‘buck’ up and either donate to the cause or give an hour of your time. (Trust me…it’s so much fun!) Last year, throughout Canada, the event raised more than $9.9 million. So come on Chetwynd! Get excited about this. Sign up or buck up ... but let’s help change a child’s life. It’s important.


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Thanks from BC Hydro To the Editor: I’d like to thank BC Hydro customers in the Chetwynd area for their patience as we transition to a more modern electricity system. We’re replacing our old analog meters with new digital smart meters which will have many benefits for customers such as faster power restoration when there’s an outage and new tools to help you manage your energy use to save energy and money. So far, over 1.2 million meters have been exchanged with very few problems. We know deployment of new equipment on this scale will not be perfect, but we’re doing our best to ensure our customers are not inconvenienced by any issues that may occur. Over the past weeks, some customers have asked if the cause of a higher bill may be due to a new smart meter. We take every customer concern very seriously and investigate each one thoroughly. In the overwhelming number of inquiries, we’ve determined that bills are consistent with past use; or there has been a manual meter misread which we immediately correct. If

that doesn’t explain it, we look at every other possible source, including the meter. As is the case with any mass-produced electronic device, there will be a small number of meters that have components that don’t work properly. Out of more than 1.2 million meters installed to date there have been very few meters that have had problems. The vast majority of these errors were caught by system checks and did not affect customer bills. In future, when our smart grid is operational, we will be able to detect many problems on our grid automatically and fix them much faster. We appreciate our customers’ continued patience as we work to complete the installation of the new meters this year. To learn more about the new meters, visit b c h y dro.com/smartmeters. To find out more about your bill, sign up for an online account at bchydro.com, or call our customer service team at 1 800 2249376. Bob Gammer BC Hydro Northern Community Relations Manager

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Disappointed at DNDs cuts to health research

To the Editor: At the same time that DND has admitted that the numbers of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces have risen, how is it possible that the department is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring of post-traumatic stress disorders? They are actually reducing the number of epidemiologists and researchers who analyze mental health issues. This government has previously asserted that dealing with such health issues is a priority. How can the government announce on the one hand that it appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and then turn around and cut the

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services and research efforts needed to treat those same men and women, at a time when they need it most? The Legion is extremely concerned with this move, especially with the increase of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces. The full extent of the cases of mental illness, arising from the heavy operational tempo in the Balkans and Afghanistan, has not likely been felt yet. The government and Canadians have sent these men and women to deploy and serve in these missions abroad and therefore have a moral obligation to ensure they are properly cared for once they return. The announced cuts give the govern-

the french immersion program. we will probably give it a try...” -Olivia

“I dont' like it. I will most likely be moving my girls to private school...Our girls have loved their instructors and have benefited greatly from this program. It simply does not sit well with me that I would have to send my children to a school that

ment a failing grade. Without operational research in this area, Canada will be forced to resort to reactive treatment while abandoning the proactive education and prevention of mental illness to our troops. It is unacceptable that these cuts been made on the backs of our most vulnerable and mentally ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen. There is no better way to demonstrate their commitment to support the men and women who serve their country than by not making these cuts. Patricia (Pat) Varga Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion.

wasn't my first choice...and in fact never even made my list. I wish the teachers, students, and families all the best in the transition” -Julia

“I don't think it was anyone's first choice as a solution, but given the enrolment numbers in the higher grades, it is a very PRACTICAL solution. I believe strongly in

the benifits of a French Immersion education and I'm glad my girls will now have the opportunity to continue French Immersion into highschool.” -Daneve

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First annual Camp Day coming up Wednesday

LOCAL NEWS BY NAOMI LARSEN Chetwynd Echo Editor –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Wednesday, June 6th is Tim Hortons Camp Day. This annual event will help raise money to send two kids from Chetwynd on a camping adventure of a lifetime. Thanks to the

support of special guests, team members and the community, last year’s event raised over $9.9 million. On Camp Day, every penny from coffee sales during the 24-hour period, as well as money raised through special events and activities, is donated

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to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Kyle and Gillian MacDonald own the Tim Hortons in Chetwynd. The coffee shop opened its doors January 2 and since then the husband and wife duo have been jumping in feet first to give back to the community. However, the community excitement to this Camp Day has been somewhat lacking. They aren’t worried though. Being so new it’s not unusual for the first year to be a little slower. “It’s been different than what we’re used too because it is such a small

town,” Gillian said, adding they moved to Chetwynd from Grande Prairie where currently a sixth Tim Hortons is being constructed and Camp Days are renowned. Normally the franchise tries to get the RCMP and local government officials involved, but they’ve had very little luck in securing those people. “Even if it’s only a half an hour, it doesn’t have to be much,” Gillian said. “It’s great for the customers to come in and be served their coffee by a police officer or whoever.” Gillian said people can have a little bit of fun with

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it – on both sides of the counter. To volunteer for Camp Day call 250-788-8857 or pop into the shop. “These kids will have the experience of a lifetime,” Kyle said. Gillian said the kids that are chosen for camp an attend come back entirely different people. “These kids come back changed,” she said, adding their lifeskills and confidence are through the roof. “It’s a great way to make friends. They develop long lasting bonds with all these other kids they’ve been to camp with. “It’s an amazing pro-

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Moberly Lake daycare receives provincial recognition award

LIZ BROWN Chetwynd Echo Reporter –––––––––––––– CHETWYND ¬ – The month of May celebrated Child Care Month in BC and the Minister of Children and Family Development Mary McNeil and VancouverQuilchena Colin Hansen provincially recognized Chetwynd day care staff. On May 11, the Dakii Yadze day care centre of Moberly Lake won a Child Care Award of Excellence in the aboriginal organization category. Nominated by parent volunteer Jade Hills, the staff of Dakii was recognized for their dedication and leadership to sharing knowledge with others and providing support and training to other professionals in the field of early childhood education. “Dakii has brought in members of the community to teach and give handson learning to the kids about traditional activities such as skinning a moose, making bannock, various craft making, playing hand games and setting rabbit snares,” said Hill. “It was recognition. You feel like you’re so far north and to be provincially recognized is very cool,” said Dakii supervisor Kim Slack. Located on the West Moberly First Nations Reserve near Chetwynd, Dakii Yadze, which means little swan, encourages spiritual and cultural learning opportunities for children and their families. BY

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To Chetwynd Redi-Mix for your timely delivery of concrete for the Chetwynd Kingdom Hall Renovation Project L to R: Debbie Haggerty - Child Care Program Assistant, Erin Roberge - Child Care Program Assistant, Kim Slack - Child Care Program Supervisor. Photo submitted Established in 2001 as a before and after school program, the Dakii Yadze Centre, switched to a daycare in 2011. “There was a baby explosion. There was no childcare so parents couldn’t take jobs,” said Slack. Slack has worked at the Daycare since 2004 and sits on the Success by Six board. Hill described the centre has having an open door policy, fostering interaction between Elders, children and family members. Over the years, the variety of Dakii’s programming has included tutoring for school-aged kids, after school programs and a recent addition drop-in for preschoolers where

“Dakii has brought in members of the community to teach and give hands-on learning...”

parents must accompany their preschoolers. “It was cool because there was parent education happening. It started building relationships with the parents,” said Slack. The centre has plans to expand their programming for kids ages one to 12 years, which would

require more programs and staff. The aboriginal category fit perfectly with Dakii’s unique and varied programming. The unique centre caters to Chetwynd’s greater demographic by teaching three languages: Cree, Dunne-za and English. Community members and local governments nominated winners. The Child Care Legacy Awards have been recognizing child-care workers for more than 40 years in British Columbia. The event featured the Dorothy Lam Children’s Centre choir, followed by an award ceremony and luncheon to honour the recipients.

District of Chetwynd Public Notice

Presentation of Annual Report

Please Take Notice that the District of Chetwyndʼs 2012 Annual Report and 2011 Financial Report will be presented at the June 18, 2012 Regular Meeting which will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the District Office. The report includes the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, the amount of Permissive Tax Exemptions granted by Council in 2011, a Progress Report regarding the status of the 2011 Goals and Objectives, and the Goals and Objectives set for 2012 and beyond.

Any persons wishing to review and/or comment on the 2012 Annual Report and 2011 Financial Report are encouraged to attend this meeting. Alternatively, copies of the Draft Report will be available for viewing and comment at the District Office located at 5400 North Access Road during regular work hours from now until June 18, 2012. D. B. (Doug) Fleming Chief Administrative Officer

W. J. Caldwell Director of Financial Administration


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Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebrations taking place June 2012 where activities onsite are in conjunction with the 2012 International Chainsaw Carving Competition: Return of the Champions

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

• Community Skateboard Bike & Jam 2 pm. Contact 250-782-2752

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

• Come on out to the best Block Party in Town! Merchants of 4600 host BBQ, music and activities. Come and see what this block of business offer participants: Walter Energy, Grizzco, CE Franklin, Valley Pure Water, Peace FM, TLC Thrift Store, All West Glass, Chetwynd Public Library all in conjuction with the 50th Anniversary celebrations. 3 pm - 7 pm.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 7 -10

• International Chainsaw Carving Championship, Live Music and Special Events. • Little Prairie Heritage Museum Tours 12 pm 3pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

• Downtown sidewalk sales & activities • Show & Shine • The Amazing Yard Sale, hosted by the Chetwynd Public Library. • Soccer Tournament, Rotary Park • The Archie’s Mixed Slo-pitch tournament. Contact 250-788-2312

• 50th Anniversary Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion. Cody Gayse will be featuring local music and talent. 8 pm. $5 cover charge. All money will go to the Archie’s Ball Fundraiser for seniors.

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Up for a Challenge? The Chetwynd Echo is challenging other Chetwynd & area businesses to “buck” up an hour of their time to help send two Chetwynd youth to camp this summer. When: June 6 all day Where: Tim Hortons Why: To help change a life of a kid (Really, what better reason is there?)

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Virgil Gonvick lets his shot go last week at the Pine Valley Seniors Hall’s weekly carpet bowling session.

Photo by Liz Brown


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Final rodeo of the season; next stop finals

SUBMITTED –––––––––––––– HUDSON’S HOPE –Here are the results from last weekend in Hudson Hope. This was our final rodeo of the season and now the kids are off to the finals in Williams Lake. The top 12 in each event from the north and the south will compete to try and qualify to go to Nationals in Wyoming and Provincials in Manitoba. The top four in each event qualify. Bulls Saturday Jake Gardner 1st Sunday Jake Gardner 1st, Dakota Coates 2nd Bareback Saturday CJ Graham 1st Sunday CJ Graham 1st Saddle Bronc Saturday Ricky Warren 1st, Ty Drinkall 2nd Steer Wrestling Saturday CJ Graham 1st, Ricky Warren 2nd Sunday Jess Robinson 1st, Ricky Warrren 2nd Calf Roping Sunday Ricky Warren 1st, Jess Robinson 2nd, Lance Isaak 3rd Team Roping Saturday Ricky Warren and Lance Isaak 1st Sunday Rylee Trenholm and Kayce Fowler 1st, Lance Isaak and Ricky Warren 2nd, Anissa Little and Frankie Wilson 3rd Barrels Saturday Gaileen Babcock 1st, Montana Enns 2nd, Kelli McLeod 3rd, Frankie Wilson 4th, Nevada Hinton 5th, Mercedes Little 6th, Anna Rorison 7th, Rikki Hutnyk 8th, Kyla Fettes 9th, Krystie Vipond 10th Sunday Gaileen

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Ty Drinkall in Hudson’s Hope.

Babcock 1st, Montana Enns 2nd, Frankie Wilson 3rd, Kelli McLeod 4th, Rikki Hutnyk 5th, Kyla Fettes 6th, Michalea Christiansen 7th, Mercedes Little 8th, Kayla Gonwick 9th, Nevada Hinton 10th Breakaway Roping Saturday Frankie Wilson 1st, Kayce Fowler 2nd, Anissa Little 3rd Sunday Rikki Hutnyk 1st Goats Saturday Frankie Wilson 1st, Rylee Trenholm 2nd, Brooke Soychuk 3rd, Krystie Vipond 4th, Gaileen Babcock 5th, Kylie Olmstead 6th, Jescy Fowler 7th, Lauryn Davis 8th, Rikki Hutnyk 9th, Kyla Fettes 10th Sunday Kayce Fowler 1st, Rylee Trenholm 2nd, Mercedes Little 3rd, Anna Rorison 4th, Gaileen Babcock 5th, Kelli McLeod 6th, Lauryn Davis 7th, Kyla Fettes 8th, Brooke Soychuk 9th, Kylie Olmstead 10th Boys Cutting

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Busses take a funding cut in School District 59 Chetwynd families to be charged for bussing

DAWSON CREEK DAILY NEWS –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – School District 59 (SD59) is

preparing for budget cuts that will likely result in changes to student transportation, affecting local families and students.

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The administration awaits government review of its funding formula that saw some districts receive a surplus of funds for transportation, whereas others including Peace River South, suffered a budget shortfall. If the province doesn't overturn its budget decision, the district is proposing the cancellation of Rolla Bus Route #43, and is suggesting monthly fee increases to private schools for bus use. SD59 was notified last month of funding cuts equaling nearly $3 million over the next five years, including $750,000 to its transportation budget. Secretary-treasurer Gerry Slykhuis explained to the Dawson Creek Daily News that some of the cuts were expected. The reduction of $250,000 per-year, which amounts to almost

District is proposing charging $20 a student and $50 a family per month in Chetwynd

25 per cent of the district's transport budget, comes as a blow to district services forcing them to look at options to cut costs, and raise revenues. Pending board approval, the district has proposed increasing monthly fees to private schools, which is currently $20 per single student and $50 per family, raising the cost of a single student to $30, and $75 for families. It is estimated that this fee increase will generate $45,000 towards

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the transportation budget. If adopted by the board, this decision would be implemented as soon as the next school year. The district also hopes to save money next year by cancelling the Rolla route and revising the other three area runs to make up for the abandoned circuit. This is estimated to save $43,500. They will also be paying close attention to route deviations to cut down on further costs. Transportation assistance will not be made available to any students who are not riding to their catchment area schools. In the coming years, the district will also review its route extension policy. As it stands right now extensions are granted based on the number of students on the extended route. If the extended route does not have a viable number of students, it will be cancelled. Transportation assistance however will be provided for those affected by the changes. Another proposal is to

charge for in-town bussing in Chetwynd. Students have typically received free bussing from three schools to the high school between Nov. 1 to March 31. The district is proposing charging $20 a student, and $50 a family per month. In April, when district operating grants were announced, Slykhuis sympathized with the large amount of families and students likely to be affected by the budget cuts, noting how many rural students live in the area and utilize the system. Slykhuis said he didn't understand why some schools were granted more money, whereas others more in need of funding took a cut, and has challenged the decision by the Province. SD 59 operates one of the largest geographic areas in the province, servicing nearly 1500 students, with 49 operating buses in the Dawson Creek and Chetwynd areas. Its fleet covers 7,800 kilometres a day.


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$35.3 million road investment announced

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The funds are divided among local governments within the regional district through a formula determined by the region. With this new round of funding, the MOU has now delivered $219.5 million to communities and rural areas in the Northeast. Representatives from the communities of Chetwynd, Hudson's Hope, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Pouce Coupe were signatories to the MOU. "The Peace River MOU, also known as 'FairShare', is an agreement that transfers important funding into our Northeast communities - which allows for our region to continue benefiting from oil and gas activities and resources,” Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom said.

helps ensure Peace communities can continue to provide essential services...” "Since 2005, the Province has delivered $219.5 million in payments to the region. This has helped maintain and upgrade infrastructure, as well as allowing our area of the province to build an even stronger economy,” added Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm. "In the Peace River region, most of the industry infrastructure is located outside of municipal boundaries, which prevents municipalities from collecting tax on the properties. This agreement helps ensure Peace communities can continue to provide essential services despite not being able to access the industrial tax base. Strengthening communities in the North helps strengthen the province as a whole, so we all benefit."

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Maisey added the arts council is looking for musicians, performing artists, painters, carvers, etc. to join the council and become members. “It would be wonderful if one day Chetwynd could have an arts gallery,” she said. For more information on the Arts Council contact any of the board members.

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BY NAOMI LARSEN Chetwynd Echo Editor –––––––––––––– The VICTORIA Province is providing $35.3 million to the Peace River Region through the 2012 instalment of the Peace River Memorandum of Understanding. The announcement was made by Blair Lekstrom and Pat Pimm, MLAs for Peace River South and Peace River North respectively, on behalf of Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Established in 2005, the Provincial/Peace River MOU provides at least $20 million annually to the Peace River Regional District, indexed to changes in the rural industrial property tax base. Funding for this instalment has been allocated in Budget 2012-13. The grant provides funds to Peace River communities that cannot assess taxes in areas that would ordinarily be within their industrial property tax bases. The industrial tax base is located outside the boundaries of the region's municipalities, making conventional taxation practices impossible.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Girl with pooh bear pulling a string of flags: Kristen Bodo – learns from cuddly pooh bear that love is universal. Photo by Liz Brown

DISTRICT OF CHETWYND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING for

Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 971, 2012 (Residential/Commercial Mixed Development) and Proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 972, 2012 (Residential/Commercial Mixed Development)

Pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act RSBC 1999, the Council of the District of Chetwynd gives notice that all persons who believe their interest to be affected by the provisions contained in the “District of Chetwynd Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 971, 2012 (Residential/Commercial Mixed Development)” or the “District of Chetwynd Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 972, 2012 (Residential/Commercial Mixed Development)” shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the Bylaws at a Public Hearing scheduled for the below noted date and place: Date: Time: Place:

Monday, June 4, 2012 4:15 p.m. Council Chambers, District Office

Bylaw No. 971, 2012 proposes to amend the District of Chetwynd Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 919, 2010 by redesignating Lot 1, District Lots 398 and 1813, Peace River District, Plan EPP19842 from Town Centre Commercial to Residential.

Bylaw No. 972, 2012 proposes to amend the District of Chetwynd Zoning Bylaw No. 932, 2010 by rezoning Lot 1, District Lots 398 and 1813, Peace River District, Plan EPP19842 from Town Centre Commercial (C1) to Multiple Family Residential – High Density / Commercial Mix (RM3).

It is the District’s intention to rezone the property to encourage multi-family housing development(s) to address housing needs and to create related commercial opportunities on the property. Property owners who believe their interest in property may be affected by the proposed amendment bylaws may view the bylaws and all other written information pertaining to this matter in detail at the District of Chetwynd Office located at 5400 North Access Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive, excluding statutory holidays.

Any inquiries should be referred to Jannene Disher, Director of Corporate Administration, Telephone: 250-401-4104, Fax: 250-401-4101, Email: d-chet@gochetwynd.com or by writing the District of Chetwynd, P.O. Box 357, Chetwynd, BC, V0C lJ0. Dated this 22nd day of May, 2012. J.M. Disher, Director of Corporate Administration

Shooting from the lip:

Ventriloquist helps kids to CHILL when it comes to bullying

BY LIZ BROWN Chetwynd Echo Reporter –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Winnie the Pooh and a duck named Lilly who is actually a frog, helped ventriloquist Val Hilliker teach Little Prairie Elementary students the power of assertiveness last Wednesday. “You don’t need a lot of body language to be assertive,” she tells the students grades kindergarten to three. Her character education performance or education in assertiveness teaches students how to stand up for themselves and diffuse situations before they escalate into bullying. She teaches the students to walk away if someone is picking on him or her and play elsewhere. “Inside is our virtue, our assertiveness and our courage,” she tells the stu-

“Inside is our

virtue, our assertiveness and our courage.” dents. Hilliker was born in Dawson Creek and spent her first two years in Chetwynd before moving to Williams Lake. She resides in Bluffton, AB with her husband Kelly Bundt who operates the sound for her performances. After educating and entertaining audiences for more than 35 years, Hilliker says she felt inspired to share the lessons she learned throughout her childhood and youth.

“We had a lot of moves when I was younger. There can be no rhyme or reason when you’re being picked on, or it can be because you’re the new kid.” Hilliker said it took her 42 years to realize this and start standing up for herself. Once she felt empowered, she realized how important it was to share the message. “You get yourself into a rut and allow yourself to be picked on,” she said. Her program provides specific steps and empowers students to stand up for themselves. She uses the acronym CHILL: Chill, Help, Ignore, Look up & Leave. “Before, all we had was ‘sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt me,’” said Hilliker. Please see "HILLIKER," page 13


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Chetwynd Arts Council under new board

BY NAOMI LARSEN Chetwynd Echo Editor –––––––––––––– CHETWYND ¬– The Chetwynd and Community Arts Council is receiving a fresh palette of interest with a completely new board. After several decades under the same belt, long- time arts council president Yvonne Elden

handed over the council to new president Brenda Maisey last week. Maisey and board members, Julia Nelson, treasurer: Jen Slater, Vice President; Reinesa Macleod, director; Naomi Larsen, secretary and Paula Langille, director attended District of Chetwynd council last week to request the annual

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Hilliker’s career kickedstarted in William’s Lake. Taking a temporary shelfstocking position at the professional library, she found a book titled ‘Teach yourself to be a ventriloquist,’ and so she did. Thirty days later, she performed her first show in Quesnel, BC, attributing her fast start to sheer determination. Next she performed at Jubilee hall in Edmonton. Hilliker has also been involved with Puppets for Peace through Project Ploughshares in Calgary for 12 years. The program

is geared to different age groups and teaches about fostering peaceful relationships. Hilliker and Bundt are performing next in Ottawa and Toronto, and Honduras in November. They have also performed in Japan. Lilly, the duck who turns out to be a frog, dressed as a duck teaches the students, first to look past people’s exteriors and second: never have a staring contest with a puppet. Hilliker is touring through Northern BC and performed two shows in Tumbler Ridge on Tuesday.

$4,000 grant-in-aid to help jumpstart the new group’s upcoming events – including a fundraising calendar and fall art show. Elden said she has agreed to remain on the board as Past President in an advisory capacity with full support of the CCAC’s objectives. “Our main goal is through solidified leadership we plan to

broaden the opportunities for the residents of Chetwynd and area to enjoy and participate in arts events and activities,” Maisey said. Maisey presented council with the Arts Council’s three primary objectives however because no grants were applied for last year “we have no money,” she said. Maisey said the money

requested would be used to renew memberships in the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council as well as the BC Arts Council. “And this would help us go ahead with some fundraising and organizational events,” she said. Please see "COUNCIL," page 11


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Chetwynd Christmas Bureau Society (Santa Project)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

June 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Dragon Palace Restaurant New members welcome

For further information contact Karen Stewart at 250-788-3171

Celebrating the Best of the Best during Chetwyndʼs 50th Continued from page 1 This is what we’re known for is Chetwynd’s signature carvings,” said Maryann French, event coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce. Tied in with the June 7th to 10th competition is the celebration of Chetwynd’s 50th anniversary. In honour of the 50th anniversary, the Chamber has devised a carving theme: Return of the Champions, essentially it’s a carve-off.

NOTICE OF LAND SALE

The District of Chetwynd will conduct a LAND SALE BY AUCTION.

The sale will be held in the Council Chambers at the District Office, 5400 North Access Road, Chetwynd, BC at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The properties to be sold are:

2012 DISTRICT OF CHETWYND LAND SALE PROPERTY

Roll#

Legal Description

Civic Address

Improved or Vacant

Lot A; Plan 28020; DL 1976

Vacant

88,000.00

5175 45th Ave

Vacant

161,000.00

Lot 2; Plan 23404; 514-00692.000 DL 398; Except Plan 5109 46th Ave 25345 514-01411.000

Total

Upset Price

249,000

These two lots are adjoining properties and will be sold as a single unit. After the sale has been completed the District of Chetwynd will dissolve the lot line and have the lots registered as one lot.

The intended use for this property is for construction of high density residential complexes with a minimum of at least twenty (20) units. These two lots will be sold as one unit with an upset price of $249,000.00.

Financing must be in place before the sale date and the successful bidder must have a deposit of ten (10%) of the bid price to assure acceptance of their bid, and be approved to complete the financing by three (3) p.m. on the date of the sale.

W. J. Caldwell Director of Financial Administration

“Best of the best is how we’ve been describing it,” said French. This year, instead of seeking new talent, only carvers who previously placed in the top three or four were featured on Outdoor Life Network’s reality series, Saw Dogs were invited to compete. The result has made the competition fierce, yet friendly. “Some of the guys, their goal is they gotta take out Chris. They want to beat Chris Foltz. They have a friendly competition happening there which is kind of cool.” Foltz won last year with his carving of the preying mantis. He also placed second in 2009. “He really likes coming here. He loves Chetwynd.” Other carvers returning include Hiromu Kurita from Japan, winning first place in 2007, 2008 and 2009. His handiwork produced the samurai guarding the IGA. Tomas Brba from Slovakia placed second last year and will be returning next week. Ken Braun Jr. from Colorado, who placed second in 2010 and carved the manta ray titled “Life’s gentle beauty,” is competing along with other top carvers like Elmer Gunderson from British Columbia. “An interesting fact about Elmer is he’s competed every year since we first started,” said French. The first chainsaw carving competition happened in 2005 with seven carvers.

“Some of the

guys, their goal is they gotta take out Chris (Foltz).” FRENCH

Now the event has grown to 12 carvers, drawing close to 5,000 spectators annually. “Some festivals have up to 25 or 30 carvers. We just like to do 12. We find that works. Because we are invitational we get to decide who can come,” said French. Every carver receives $1000 for travel expenses, provided by invidual companies. Cash prizes go to the top three finishers, $5000 for first, $3000 second and $2000 for third place. A separate award of $1000 is also presented to one carver. The people’s choice award is given to the carver who receives the most spectator votes. Voting starts Saturday and ends Sunday at 1pm at the TD Canada Trust tent. “That’s really important. So if you want your favourite one to win, make sure you vote.” Every year, a waiting list holds names and numbers of carvers interested in competing. French said

making the event invitation only allows them to pick and choose who will compete, ensuring quality carving. “The carvers, they love Chetwynd. They love the way they’re treated when they’re here. They just think that we take such good care of them. They like coming here and they like the way they’re treated so they’re happy to give us their best work. That’s why we get such beautiful carvings. So thank you Chetwynd.” New spectators are advised by French to attend the carvings daily. “They should try and come down a little bit every day because its really nice to see the progression from just a log to the end product to see how they do it is definitely a lot of fun.” Next to the Husky Cup in Germany, Chetwynd’s Chainsaw Carving Championship is one of the top competitions in the world. “We have an amaPlease see "LESS," page 15


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teur carver who’s just started carving but his two goals in his carving life are to go to the Husky Cup in Germany and the Chetwynd chainsaw carving championship.� Northern BC tourism awarded Chetwynd the Northern Pride Award for its chainsaw competition. “In the carving world, Chetwynd is a very well known name.’ With Chetwynd’s biggest event less than a week away, the organizing team have their hands full – especially considering the team consists of only two members. Chamber events coordinator French and manager Tonia Ritcher plan and organize the entire event with the support of the District and about a dozen volunteers on the day. However, the planning starts much earlier than this. “It’s quite the rush to plan it because it’s such a big event. It’s just it’s really exciting It’s literally always ongoing. We’ll be working on something else and something will remind us of it and we’ll say oh make note of that for the chainsaw carving.� French said the planning for the next competition begins the day after the last competition ends.

Hiromu Kurita in the 2009 carving championships.

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Free English Practice Mondays 9:30 am at Northern Lights College and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the Chetwynd Public Library Call 250-788-2559 Chetwynd Breastfeeding Support Network meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m at the Chetwynd Public Library. Little Giant Air Cadets Mondays at 6:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion. Ages 12-18. Come on out!

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Pine Valley Seniors Centre Call 250-788-9563

Pine Valley Seniors Hall weekly activities including Cribbage, Whist, Bingo and Carpet Bowling. Call Anita at 788-5838 for more info.

Chetwynd Society for Community Living Board Meeting. First Wednesday of each month.

FREE drop in curling - Wednesday's at 7:00 pm - Clean inside running shoes needed, but all other equipment is provided.

Youth Group for ages 13-18. Mondays 7 pm - 8pm. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Call 250-401-7201 Baby’s Best Chance Pregnancy Outreach Program Drop in : Mondays 12 - 2. Weekly Group Sessions Wednesdays 11 am-1pm. Located at Kici.

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JUNE 3 Anderson Cooper, Reporter (45) JUNE 4 Russell Brand, Actor (37)

JUNE 5 Mark Wahlberg, Actor (41) JUNE 6 Staci Keanan, Actress (37)

JUNE 7 Prince, Singer (54) JUNE 8 Kanye West, Singer (35)

JUNE 9 Johnny Depp, Actor (49)

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 An agreement will be nullified before you even get started, Aries. It is time to come up with a different plan of action if you want better results.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Relationship woes have slowed you down, Taurus. It could take a few days before you return to full speed. Delegate some of your responsibilities, if necessary.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you're giving off so much creative energy that people may flock to your side for the next several days. This newfound celebrity could be an asset.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, there is no easy way around something you need to get done at work. Being scatterbrained this week may add to the pressure of getting things done.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have to ask a lot of questions to get to the root of a problem that's been bothering you. You have the personality to get to the answers easily.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an unexpected partnership could arise this week. While it may be bumpy at the start, after a few days, the two of you will have worked out all of the kinks.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, after some busy months, you are ready for a vacation. This well-deserved respite could be an elaborate trip to some place exotic, if you should so choose.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, with so many creative ideas constantly whirling in your head, it can sometimes be difficult zeroing in on one. Luckily this week you will get things in order.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, avoid passing judgement on someone else close to you. Listen to their problems and work with them to find a good solution.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 There's no use procrastinating on something that needs to get done this week, Capricorn. It will only prolong the amount of time you have to worry about it. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, patience and motivation is all you need to start tackling that todo list. Finding a partner to help will make the work go twice as fast.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, others often look to you for inspiration. You will not disappoint this week when you offer some unique ideas.

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2012 Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship

RETURN OF THE CHAMPIONS

Thank you to our sponsors! A&W Aim Trucking Aleet Signs & Graffix Ann Beattie BC Hydro Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Caribou Road Services (South) Ltd. CE Franklin Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce Chetwynd EDC Chetwynd Glass Chetwynd IGA Chetwynd Petroleums Ltd. Chetwynd Redi Mix CIBC Days Inn DGS Astro Paving District of Chetwynd

Ed Bodo Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Encana Corporation Gear-O-Rama Supply Ltd. Grizzco Camp Services Inc Hart Hi-Way Laundromat Hi-Sky Enterprises Ltd Husqvarna Canada Jason Young Contracting Ltd Kal Tire KFC Chetwynd Lakeview Inns & Suites LaPrairie Works Oilfield Services Larry’s Liquids (New & Used) Ltd Lee Lorentz (ECHO) Lonestar Sporting Goods Murray’s Pub NL Electrical

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CHRIS FOLTZ

Chris Foltz Chris Foltz

is not only a master wood carver, he's an award-winning ice carver and accomplished executive chef who teaches at a culinary college. Chris taught himself to ice carve during night shifts at a casino, then made the move to carving wood with a chainsaw. He's an energetic and

imaginative carver who competes in both ice and wood competitions worldwide. Transplanting ice carving techniques into wood, Chris represents a new generation of carvers who are pushing the art of wood sculpture into fresh new directions. Chris Foltz lives in North Bend, Oregon

HIROMU KURITA

Hiromu Kurita of Japan in the city of Ichihara in Chiba is returning to Chetwynd after winning the Chetwynd Competition three years in a row in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He is an 8 time Ridgeway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous participator and has won more than 15 times in other competitions. In 2008 Hiromu Kurita received a fourth place in the “ECHO

Chain Saw Carving championship” held in 2010 in Albuquerque with sculpture “Future in the Sky” Hiromu has said: “Birds or animals are my favorite subjects because these subjects remind me of nature”. He considers flying eagles and bears with human characteristics his best carving subjects.

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ELMER GUNDERSON

Elmer Gunderson of

Prince George BC has been competing in chainsaw carving for more than a decade. He has been carving for 20 years. “Since childhood Iʼve been consumed with the urge to artistically manipulate the world around me,” he said. “I started with doodling and then progressed to using water colors and pen and ink. As I continued to explore my creative talents I found the chal-

lenge of art in three dimensional form to be the most fulfilling.” Gunderson said whether heʼs working in stone or wood he feels that he is giving back to nature. “Combining the beauty of the natural wood with my own creativity I can give something ordinary a finer distinction,” he said. “I hope you can get as much pleasure from viewing my work as I get from creating it. Elmer has competed every year since 2005.

JEFF SAMUDOSKY

Jeff Samudosky Jeff Samudosky is a self-taught wood carver who uses chainsaws and hand tools to bring a sense of realism to his art. Jeff is a registered whitewater river guide and avid rock climber who suffered a broken back in an accident. After 6 months of rehabilitation, Jeff picked up his first chainsaw and has been making

history within the industry since. "The world is blending," Jeff says. "I'm carving with Japanese and Europeans, and everybody's bringing something different to the table. It's not your typical square bear anymore. Women are carving, and people are pushing the limits." Jeff Samudosky lives in Gig Harbor, Washington


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JOHN ROGERS

John Rogers of Prince George has been carving on and off for the past 15 years. He has placed third in Chetwynd, second (two times) in Campbell River, first in Vanderhoof; and third in Hope. Rogers secured third place in Chetwyndʼs very first Chainsaw Carving Competition way back in 2005.

KEN PACKIE

Ken Packie of Massuchusetts discovered the art of chainsaw sculpting in 2005 while working the the tele communications industry. After 15 years of testing fiber optic networks and a gruelling job he was seeking a form of stress relief which came when he watched a sculpting competition at a log home

show. He began to teach himself how to carve and since then has competed all over the world. He placed second in Chetwynd in 2010 and says he is honoured to be asked back. It is gratifying that he has garnered the respect and admiration of his peers and is a testament to the passion he feels for the art form.

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KEN BRAUN JR.

Ken G. Braun Jr. of Cortez Colorado has been carving for more than six years. “I enjoy what I love and thank God I found it at an early age,” he said. Braun placed fifth at the Reddsport 2008 championship and first in the Gunnison 2010 championship. “I keep pushing myself to higher and higher standars,” Braun says. Braun has competed in

Chetwynd in 2011; Craig Colorado in 2009, 2010, 2011 and Reedsport in 2008. To check out some of his work log onto his website at rusticartscarving.com. Ken recently took first place this year at the annual "Carving up Colorado" chainsaw carving competition in Gunnison, Colorado. In 09 Ken took 2nd place.

PAUL FRENETTE

Paul Frenette began carving in 2003 as he was cutting down an old black walnut tree. Someone had stolen his cement Easter Island head, which Paul loved and used to call Wilson. After a few attempts, Paul carved a replacement for Wilson in wood and he's been carving ever since. Paul expresses his interest in fantasy through his art and is

considered one of Canada's top chainsaw carvers. His son Jacob is also a carver. Paul lives in Kitchener, Ontario. Frenette was also most recently a guest carver on two episodes of the reality television show Saw Dogs, now appearing on the Discovery Network. For more on Paul and his carving check out his website at www.rantandrave.ca


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SIMON O’ROURKE

Simon OʼRourke of Wales, UK has been carving for more than a decade and has competed in numerous competitions around the world including USA, Japan, Holland, Germay, Denmark and the UK. He placed third in Chetwynd in 2009. After gaining his degree with honours in Illustration;

specialising in childrenʼs books, he became a tree surgeon for AcornArborCare. He carved for two years under the banner of Acorn Furniture and set up his own business in 2005. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of public places and private gardens. For more on Simon, log onto his website at www.treecarving.co.uk

TOMAS VRBA

Tomas Vrba, of Everett WA, has more than 18 years experience working in wood and stone sculpture. He received his MFA in sculpture restoration in his native country of Slovakia. He began competitive carving when he moved to Seattle in 2006 and has since placed at a number of competitions includ-

ing second place in Chetwynd in 2001; first place in White River, WA in 2010 and third place in Hope, BC in 2010. Just prior to this yearʼs Chetwynd competition he will compete in the prestigious Husky Cup in Mulda, Germany. For more on Tomas and his carvings log onto the net andcheck out his website at www.tomasvrba.com

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STEVEN HIGGINS

Steven Higgins of

Missouri, USA, bumped three time Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving champion Hiramu Kurita off his first place pedestal in 2010. Higgins, who began carving when he was 11, mentored under world reknowned carver Bob King.

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Pine Valley Seniors Hall receives makeover BY LIZ BROWN Chetwynd Echo Reporter –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – The Pine Valley Seniors (PVS) has had a makeover in the last month. A new roof was completed in two weeks and outside the front door, a new sign hangs and welcomes the public to the PVS. After fishing around for a contractor, PVS board member Rolland Lavoie couldn’t be more pleased about the new roof and managing to stay under budget, allowing for other improvements to be made. The group was extremely pleased with the new roof and new signs. While the hall’s exterior is receiving TLC, the other

“There was quite a bit of controversy over the government grant that Zone 12 received.”

MAISEY

nuts and bolts of the club, such as the sports equipment are in need of a facelift – especially with the BC Senior Games only a few months away. Keith Maisey, Zone 12 director for the BC Senior

games explained the situation with the gaming grant. This year funding has changed slightly and it is causing grief to not only the PVS, but also those residing in the Peace Region marked Zone 12.

“There was quite a bit of controversy over the government grant that Zone 12 received. The grant changed sources, which changed the way in which the grant could be applied to funding club members for the BC Senior Games.” The BC Senior Games organization has mandated that in the future, the $25, 000 Gaming Grant must not be used for travel, but is allotted instead for sports or equipment. “We’re quite upset about this because up north here, we seem to operate differently to those down south. For instance what they’re Please see "WESTGATE," page 28

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Founded in 2003, Aleet Signs & Graffix is Chetwynd's largest sign company covering a wide range of options from building signage and vehicle decals to large scale full colour digital printing. Owned and operated by Sandi Shook, Aleet Signs specializes in graphic design, installation and service on all types of promotional signs. They also provide vinyl lettering, decals, logo design, truck and fleet graphics, banners, plywood signs, billboards, display signs and building signs. They presently service many of the local oilfield, pipeline, coal mine, logging and construction industries. Aleet Signs is made up of a dynamic team – Shook and her colleague Delena Nelson – with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in signage production and digital print management. Wherever possible they have proactively sought new technologies and opportunities, and by adopting these into their South Access Road workshop they have stayed at the forefront of their industry. Most recently they introduced the SummaDC4 printer to their inventory. Aleet Signs prides themselves on challenges, innovation and their creative atmosphere. With a purpose-built workshop located above Shookʼs Xtreme Performance it gives them the ability to handle any job no matter the size. And because they are 100 per cent locally owned and operated, customers donʼt have to worry about ordering and shipping costs. Aleet Signs & Graffix is located at 4805 South Access Road in Chetwynd BC. They are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm 250-788-3974.

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Almost every item we use is recyclable Meet the Mayor

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with Merlin Nichols

he following objects all have something in common. Can you guess the common thread linking them together in an endless chain of stuff? Hearing aid batteries that no longer sing in your ears, metal cans that have been drained to the last tasty drop, cardboard boxes broken and flattened, plastic bottles

sucked dry and cast aside into roadway ditches, paint cans streaked with dry and flaky paint, dirty oil and filters, and newspapers whose stories have been read and forgotten. What’s that golden endless thread? Of course! Every item, and many others besides, is recyclable – right here in our home town. And because they are recyclable, they don’t need to clutter our landfill and they should never clutter our boulevards, back roads, and wind brakes – no, never. This morning I took a tour that most of you dear people have not placed

high on your list of places to visit real soon. It’s not your typical tourist destination. But it is fascinating and it is instructive. I walked about, read the signs, looked into the bins and boxes, watched the workers sort through piles of stuff, saw cardboard being crushed into huge bales, stayed out of the way, and noted where just about all of your potential discards are or can be collected for shipment. And I learned a lot. I learned that virtually all your unwanted plastic can have a future in something new: bottles, park benches, bins, and other

sturdy products as we might expect – at least it doesn’t surprise. But would you believe that some of your used plastic goes for brand-name clothing and high-grade carpet? I didn’t know that before this eventful morning. Imagine relaxing on a fine carpet in front of a dancing fire behind the glass, comfortably dressed in a classy gown, both carpet and gown made from plastic bottles someone thought to turn in to the recycle depot, and sipping a beverage poured from a bottle that had been a hair brush handle that had been a coat hanger before

that..! Or go down to the local parts dealer for a shiny new headlight rim only to discover that in its former life it had been a lowly can of beans. Or, that can of beans could have had a different destiny as chicken wire or rebar. Magazines, newspapers, office paper, cardboard, computers and other electronic gadgets, ink-jet cartridges, paint, all have their destinies and to send them to the recycle depot is to have an important part in taking a massive load off this good earth – and remember, you know we were put here to nurture and care

for it, not to rape and pillage it. And what can I say about household appliances, car batteries, televisions, microwaves? This I can say: The local landfill, convenient as it is, must not be their final resting place from which their ghosts will surely drift out to haunt future generations. Give them new lives in altogether surprising ways.

Disclaimer: The preceding is the opinion of Mayor Merlin Nichols and may or may not reflect the views and/or wishes of council.

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Westgate and Gonvick to represent PVS at Games Continued from page 24

trying to do is put money into zone 12. If we want amenities or help with anything relating to zone 12 they’re going to help us. But up here- we work differently. Here we raise money for our facilities and raise money to put like you know we’ve got this hall for instance…down south they don’t have all this raising money. So they need all these facilities.” The Gaming Grant application must be sent out by mid-June and anyone 55 years and older are encouraged to submit suggestions for new equipment useful to the PVS.

Maisey explains how Southern BC requires money for facilities, whereas Northern BC communities require money for travel. The distances are farther and often the community has already banded together to provide a facility. “So what we’ve done is the president’s gone to both the MLAs but in the meantime what they’ve allowed us to do for this year only is to use some of the grant money for travel.” But with all the details and number crunching, competitors are refusing to lose focus on their event. Chetwynd residents Bernice Westgate and Virgil Gonvick will be

competing and representing the PVS at the Burnaby Senior Games in the carpet-bowling event. They are practicing every Tuesday and playing against anyone who will provide them the opportunity for friendly competition. While their opponents gave them a fair run last Tuesday, the competitors managed to hold their own. The topic of holding a square dance was also discussed when council member Don Harris suggested holding a dance. “I’ll call the square dances. I can’t do it, but I’ll call it,” he joked. Stay tuned for this Anita Ternent and Rolland Lavoie pose underneath the Centre’s new sign. Photo by Liz Brown potential event.


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Family Day now a reality in British Columbia

ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Joining the ranks of a few other Canadian provinces, British Columbia is adding Family Day to the list of provincial statutory holidays. Alberta, Ontario, Like Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, British Columbians will receive an additional day off between New Year's and Easter announced Premier Christy Clark from Vancouver yesterday. "Creating a Family Day in B.C. was an important priority for me," said Clark. "Today, my government is following through on that commitment and I am proud and delighted to let families across B.C. know that our very first Family Day will be on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013."

Unlike every other province who has a February holiday, British Columbia's will be celebrated on the second Monday in February, as opposed to the third. One Fort St. John mother of two said she's pleased with Family Day's inception, but wishes it fell on third Monday in February. "I just wish it was the same date as they get in Alberta because it would be nice to spend our relatives and our family that live in Alberta," she said. The Peace Region is intrinsically linked with Alberta because of its industry similarities and time zone in the winter. Fort St. John and Area Chamber of Commerce President Brent Hodson said the new holiday will have an impact

on some business. "Some businesses will be affected just because it's now another statutory holiday, but my hope is that maybe we canI create a more stay local vibe in Fort St. John," he said. "It is February, it is winter, but...maybe that would be a perfect weekend for High on Ice... and we could get people to stay local, to spend money local, and maybe get more people to come here because it is the long weekend." He noted that he was also hoping for Family Day to be the third Monday in February. The decision to choose the second Monday in February was the result of a consultation with the public and private sectors. "We heard a lot of thoughtful points of view from British

Columbians about which day they'd prefer," said Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government. "The response we had from the public was outstanding - it's great to see people know we want to hear from them, and that we're listening." The web poll located on the Family Day website gathered 31,146 votes in addition to 3,069 comments. Votes for the second Monday totaled at 18,202, while only 9,436 were in favour of the third Monday. The rest stated no preference. Conservative MLA John van Dongen spoke out against Family Day yesterday. "A new stat holiday will be another overhead cost for the business community," he stated.

"With an average cost of $1,135 to a small business with fewer than five employees, small businesses are already struggling. "Although an extra day off would be nice to have, it comes at a cost," said van Dongen. "I think the cost is too high for the taxpayer." Shachi Kurl, British Columbia Director of Provincial Affairs with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said the province still has work to do regarding Family Day. "Independent businesses acknowledge that Family Day has the potential to increase employee morale, and that for some limited sectors, such as hospitality and tourism, there are opportunities for growth,"

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Family Day important: Clark Continued from page 30

said Kurl. "However, the majority of our members are telling us they need mitigation to help them with the financial burden this holiday places squarely on their shoul-

ders." The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling on the province to consider the financial implications for small businesses.

Tumbler Ridge Residents awarded Diamon Jubilee medals

BY TRENT ERNST Tumbler Ridge News –––––––––––––– TUMBLER RIDGE– There were nearly 50 people crowded into the Tumbler Ridge Museum gallery to watch as Rose Colledge and Charles Helm were awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals for their work in developing and building Tumbler Ridge. “It is fitting that we are doing this here,” said MP Bob Zimmer, who presented the medals, “because this place wouldn’t exist without the hard work of these two.” Helm and Rose are only two of 60,000 people across Canada who have been or will be awarded the medal in 2012 to mark the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Helm was previously awarded a Golden Jubilee medal. He was awarded the medal due to his many volunteer efforts around town, including serving on the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation Board of Directors, the Mayor’s Task Force on Seniors’ Needs, and the local Tourism Committee. He is also a core member of the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society, was instrumental in establishing 25 hiking trails and is a founding member of the Emperor's Challenge.

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REGIONAL NEWS Don’t Break the Chain When someone stops advertising. . Someone stops buying. . When someone stops buying. . Someone stops selling. . When someone stops selling.. . Someone stops making. When someone stops making. . some stops earning. When someone stops earning. . no one can buy, sell or make, or even advertise! Some advertising greases the wheels in the chain of events that enable our making a living and that spells out the progress of this community

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Thirty more medals to give out in the fall Continued from page 31

Rose Colledge is president of TR CARES, C.O.P.S, and the Mid-winter Revue Drama Group. She serves on the Tumbler Ridge Youth Association and the Tumbler Ridge Arts Council. She also volunteers for Victim's Services and Senior's Care and is a women's outreach worker and witness abuse councillor. In accepting her medal, Colledge said that what she did was only made possible through the that I accept this,” said efforts of the many volun- Colledge. teers that she works with. The Diamond Jubilee “It is on behalf of them Medal serves to honour

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significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The medals are awarded to Canadian

Citizens who have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or communi-

ty within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. While the medal can be awarded posthumously, the recipient had to have been alive on February 6, 2012, the actual anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. Zimmer says that he has 60 of the medals to give out, 30 this spring and 30 in fall. He encourages anyone who knows of other deserving people in Tumbler Ridge to make a nomination. Nomination forms can be downloaded f r o m www.gg.ca/diamondjubil ee.

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3500, diesel, crew cab, 200,000 km • 2008 Chev suburban, leather, 186,404 km • ATTACHMENTS: 90" cleanout bucket to fit JD 350, 330D or 400 excavator • 90" chuck blade to fit Cat 325 • 70" cleanout bucket to fit Cat 325 • Excavator ripper shank • Brush rake to fit D8R • D8 10' push blade, C-frame • D8 16' blade, twin tilts • TRAILERS and MISC: 2001 Royal s/a white cargo trailer • 2003 SWS t/a car hauler trailer, ramps • 8X20' sea can, 3x500 gal. enviro double wall fuel tanks, elec pump • 2007 hyd track press • 2 fire boxes •

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Join us at the District of Chetwynd – we have an opening for a regular, full-time Maintenance/Water/Sewer I position. This position performs a variety of general and specific tasks in the operation, servicing and maintenance of all municipally operated water and sewer systems; operates equipment used in construction and repair activities; and performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance of related infrastructure systems.

The successful candidate will have valid Environmental Operator’s Certification as a Level I – Water Treatment Plant Operator; Level I – Water Distribution and Level I – Wastewater Collection certification; and a BC Driver’s License Class 3 with Air Endorsement. Additional training such as CPR, WHMIS, SCBA Confined Space Entry and a Propane Handler’s Ticket would be an asset. Opportunities exist for further training and advancement in the Utilities Department. Candidates who do not possess specified certifications may still be considered if they are willing to acquire said certifications in a timely manner. Pay rates may be adjusted to a graduated pay rate structure based on certifications achieved. We offer employees tremendous opportunities to apply and enhance their skills in a positive environment. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please submit your application by 4:30 p.m. on June 15, 2012 to: Human Resources Officer, District of Chetwynd 5400 North Access Road, PO Box 357, Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Fax No.: (250) 401-4101 Email: d-chet@gochetwynd.com

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Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic – Chetwynd

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talismanʼs three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. The Company also has a portfolio of international exploration opportunities. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website at www.talismanenergy.com. Req Id: 8381 Location: Chetwynd, Canada Employment Type: Permanent Closing Date: June 12, 2012 Department Overview:

Reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, the Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic will be responsible for the maintenance and the preventative maintenance of all the rotating equipment. The rotating equipment consists of gas engines, gas compressors, small pumps and drivers and other rotating equipment. Position Overview:

• The position will involve a 40 hour week with 10 hour day shifts. • The position requires on call availability every second weekend • The rate of pay will be per the current Collective Agreement. Responsibilities:

• Perform mechanical maintenance activities, including corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance, system improvements and major maintenance equipment overhauls. • Perform mechanical modifications and equipment improvements to maximize production and availability. • Troubleshoot the root cause of equipment problems. • Ensure facilities and vehicles are maintained and operated safely in compliance with Talismanʼs Health, Safety and Environmental standards. • Assist Operations with day to day problems and respond with Work Order requests. • Work closely with inter-department teams and maintain a positive working relationship with internal and external stakeholders. Qualifications:

• nter-provincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic – Red Seal • Grade 12 Diploma • Valid Class 5 Drivers License • 5 + years of experience as a Journeyman Heavy Duty mechanic Candidate Profile:

• Excellent communication skills • Excellent trouble shooting skills • Versatile with computer maintenance program • Ability to manage projects within a tight timeline • Ability to work independently and in a team environment • Committed to Health, Safety and Environmental policies Additional Information:

• Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered. • Relocation will be provided for the successful candidates if required. • This is a Safety-Sensitive Position; adherence to Talismanʼs Alcohol and Drug Policy is required.

Contact Info: If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please apply to Human Resources via myCareer by the closing date. If you are currently a contractor at Talisman, please search for and apply on jobs at www.talisman-energy.com/careers. By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process


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