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March 2011

The Bulletin District of Hudson’s Hope

9904 Dudley Drive, PO Box 330, Hudson’s Hope, BC V0C 1V0 Phone: 250-783-9901 Fax: 250-783-5741 E-mail: bulletin@hudsonshope.ca www.hudsonshope.ca

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District Office at (250) 783-9901 or email the Mayor at mayor@hudsonshope.ca.

he District of Hudson’s Hope Council would like to thank all the sponsors, donors and the numerous volunteers who helped make the 2011 Winter Carnival such a great success. And a huge thank you to our major sponsors:

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BUSINESS LICENCES usiness Licences were due by February 28, 2011. If the licence is not paid by March 15, 2011 it will be cancelled. If you are starting a new business or no longer need your licence, please give us a call at (250) 783-9901. Thank you. Rhonda Eastman, Deputy Treasurer

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Talisman Energy Spectra Energy HH Ski Hill Association BC Hydro Lifestyles Peace Area Contracting Durango Kirkeeng Excavating

SNOWPLOWING lease ensure that you do not cover fire hydrants or push snow against them if you are clearing snow from your driveways. Your cooperation is appreciated. Mike Carter, Director of Public Works

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Mayor Karen Anderson and Council Due to illness, Mayor Anderson was unable to submit a Council Report this month. A full Council Report will be in next month’s Bulletin. If you have any questions regarding District business please contact the March 2011

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Storytime for the preschool children on March 22nd and 29th. There will be no After School Club for school-aged children on March 23rd and March 30th. Another change this month, will be an earlier After School Club on Wednesday, March 16th. Due to early dismissal from School, the program will run from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., rather then 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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arch 2011 at the Hudson’s Hope Museum! Here at the museum we have started working on a new exhibit, and are looking for Jam Cans. If you have any that can be used in the exhibit please call the museum, or drop them! Thank you! The Hudson’s Hope Historical Society is looking for New Board members! If you have an interest in local history or looking for a way to help your local community, think about coming to our next meeting. The next meeting will be March 17th following the Museum’s AGM.

New Board Member: the library welcomes Nedra Forrester to the Board. Nedra was elected at the AGM held on February 21st. New Books at the Library: What the Night Knows: Dean Koontz Red Garden: Alice Hoffman Matchmaker of Kenmare: Frank Delaney Fatal Error: J.A. Jance How to Make Picture Frames: American Woodworker Health 101: your easy step-by-step guide to healing your body Woodworker’s Guide to Bending Wood: techniques, projects and expert advice

Also the date for the museum’s AGM has been set for Thursday, March 17th at 7pm to be followed by the regular monthly meeting. Don’t forget the Museum is online; Check out the website at: www.hudsonshopemuseum.com to see for yourself! We are now on Facebook and Twitter! Join our group and follow our page for the latest museum news and updates.

New books arrive monthly at the library. Books are costly to purchase, but it costs nothing to borrow books from your library. Come in and check out our collection. If you would like to suggest a book for the library to purchase call the library at 250-783-9414 or email hh.ill@pris.ca .

If you would like any further information, please call the museum by phone at (250) 783-5735 or by email the museum at hhmuseum@pris.ca. Museum opening times are Mon – Fri: 9 - 4:30, closed at 1-2 pm for Lunch.

It’s not too early to start thinking about gardening; we have a large selection to help you out. Looking to build a greenhouse, do some landscaping, or build a new fence? There are books for every project!

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hanks to all those who attended our AGM on January 27 at Freddy's Deli. Supper was good! Thanks Freddy. We wish 2

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to express our heartfelt thanks to Pam Adams for all her hard work as Treasurer over the last few years. She has stepped down from this position but will continue to be an active member, particularly around Fishing Derby time. Mark that on your calendars now, Father's Day, June 19, 2011, it is always a fun family event.

bun makers, snowmobile and shuttle drivers, RCMP and the list goes on & on. It’s amazing how many people it takes behind the scene and on site to make these things happen, and you see the same people out volunteering at many different events. So once again, thank you to all of HH's many dedicated volunteers!

Nedra Forrester was re-elected as President, Ian Teggart re-elected as Vice President, Kelly Newsholme elected as Treasurer, Ed Forrester, Dick VanNostrand and Bleu Rowe returning as Directors, along with Charles Nash. Thanks to all past and present board members for their efforts. Monthly meetings will be held at Forrester's, 7:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

Please use the ski hill facilities, the parking lot & road are plowed and the lodge is open. We would ask snowmobiles to stay off the ski run. Have fun and be safe!

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My family is large and chaotic! We moved here in August, 2010. We really needed a place where our children could blossom and cultivate their individuality as well as gain the ability to become a more united family.

Highlights of 2010 were another successful & fun Fishing Derby, an Extreme Ski & Sled Day and slow but steady progress towards the completion and start up of the lift. Ian has worked tirelessly on this during his spare time and though it’s been said, many times and in many ways, this will be a reality! Although we missed our goal of start up in 2010, due to life's habit of messing with our best laid plans, we our confident that 2011 is the year! Thank you so much Ian for the countless hours you and others have spent on this project.

Our family has been welcomed at almost every turn and has achieved an amazing sense of peace here in Hudson’s Hope. We would especially like to thank the Hockey association. Our oldest is playing on the Atom’s Hudson’s Hope Hornets. Hudson’s Hope School is AMAZING! Mr. Beam, Laurinda Hieberg, Ms. VanDamme, Mrs. Bach and Mrs. Kehl have all made our family’s transitions, (both educational and personal) stress-free and enjoyable.

HH Ski Club hosted another Extreme Ski & Sled Day, on January 31, in conjunction with our awesome HH 2011 Winter Carnival (Thanks Greta, the whole week was action packed FUN) As usual, volunteers played a huge part in making the day happen and succeed despite the cold. Fire builders, chilli & March 2011

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we can see! This Winter Carnival has so far been a fantastic experience for our family. We’ve never been part of a community like this before! Thank You for making all these activities possible!

est number of votes; which resulted in a donation amounting to $9,540—almost one third of the total sum! The Lions Club will contribute this money towards the purchase of a new community van.

We are going snow-shoeing this afternoon. (Definitely not something I would have considered before!!)

Our sincere gratitude is extended to the Credit Union for its continuing and generous support of regional charities. As well, we acknowledge the incredible effort made by the staff our branch to encourage Credit Union members to vote for our Lions Club. Thank you Polly, Evelyn, Shelley, Darcy, Terri, Laura and Jackie. Hudson’s Hope may be small in terms of population, but when we pull together in support of a common cause, the outcome is amazing. Accordingly, our appreciation is also extended to those Credit Union members who participated in this endeavour. The Lions Club is to be warmly commended for its many thoughtful and often “behind the scenes” contributions that benefit Hudson’s Hope. Bill Lindsay

We never knew there could be such a place. I find myself tearing up when speaking to people and participating in community activities. Most people wait until retirement to live like this! I guess we would just like to say THANK YOU, Hudson’s Hope! Thank You for being so helpful, hopeful, appreciative, generous, humorous, tireless and understanding. We love you, The Edwards Family: Brett, Charli, Brayden, Kaede, Teya and Jai

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huge thank you to all the members of the North Peace Savings & Credit Union that took the time to vote for the Lions Club to receive funds to help towards the purchase of a new van! Another thank you to North Peace Savings & Credit Union for their generous donation to our community charities and all the other charities that they donate to each year. And thank you to Bill Lindsay for all his community spirit in spreading the word about the opportunity to cast a vote for the Lions Club to receive money from the North Peace Savings and Credit Un-

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embers of the North Peace Savings & Credit Union were recently asked to vote for the Directors of the Board. Included with this process was an opportunity to cast a vote for a community charity. The Hudson’s Hope Lions Club was one of seven such organizations on the ballot. The Credit Union had allotted the sum of $30,000 for these charities to be disbursed in direct proportion to the votes that each charity received. During the Credit Union’s AGM, the results were announced and the corresponding amounts awarded. Our Lions Club received the highThe Bulletin

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ion. Without your help we are sure the numbers would have been much lower! The Lions Club is growing! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members: Angie Watson, Kelly Newsholme, Ed & Nedra Forrester, James Cryderman, Meghan Heiberg, Mary Scott and Paul & Johanna Dupuis. Welcome to the club! We look forward to working with all of you and are excited about the community spirit that you all bring to the club.

will be closed and unavailable for use from the 28th of February through the 5th of March as the floor is being replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

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We are always looking for new members. If you have any questions or would like to become a member of the Lions Club, contact any Lions member and they will be able to help you. Lions meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 8 pm. We look forward to hearing from you!

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he Hudson’s Hope Playschool offers a preschool program for children aged 30 months to 5 years. A variety of ageappropriate and theme related activities are incorporated into each Playschool day to help children in all areas of development. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (September – June). Drop-in care is also available. Please call Karen Kehl @ 250-783-5290 for more information.

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Medical Services HUDSON’S HOPE HEALTH CENTRE DOCTOR SCHEDULE

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Tuesday, March 1 - Dr. Wright Thursday, March 3 - Dr. Wright Monday, March 7 - Dr. Hattingh Tuesday, March 8 - Dr. Hattingh Thursday, March 10 - Dr. Gullason Monday, March 14 - Dr. Wright Tuesday, March 15 - Dr. Wright Thursday, March 17 - Dr. J. Parker Friday, March 18 - Dr. J. Parker Monday, March 21 - Dr. Hattingh Tuesday, March 22 - Dr. Hattingh Wednesday, March 23 - Dr. Wright Thursday, March 24 - Dr. Gullason Friday, March 25 - Dr. Gullason Monday, March 28 - Dr. J. Parker Tuesday, March 29 - Dr. J. Parker

Closed for lunch: 12:30 pm—1:30 pm

Monday—Friday 9:00 am—4:30 pm Appointments: 250-783-9991 Fax: 250-783-9125 Pharmacy: 250-783-9947

MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES Jaclyn Johnson, Registered Massage Therapist is practicing in the Hudson’s Hope Health Centre every Tuesday. To make an appointment call her office in Chetwynd. 250-401-3020

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PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES Dori Shankel, MSPT, a Registered Physical Therapist will be coming to Hudson’s Hope on select Mondays by appointment only.

Hudson’s Hope AA meetings will be held: Tuesdays at 8 pm Silver Willow Court Basement access is through the back door of 10104 Ellis Cres. To confirm that the meeting will be held please call 783-9931 to confirm your attendance. For information call 250-785-4534.

There will be a cost of $50 per visit (cash or cheque only please). Please call Dori at her office in Chetwynd at: 250-788-5339. Please leave a message. The Bulletin

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is on a mission to raise public awareness about the serious health risks of tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke! Contrary to a long held public belief, second-hand smoke does not quickly dissipate in outdoor settings. Depending upon the specific situation, smoke levels generally do not decrease to the background level for fine particles or carcinogens until approximately 7 metres, or about 25 feet, from the source, even in outdoor settings. Health hazards associated with second-hand smoke are well documented and irrefutable. Second-hand smoke causes: • Cancer • Coronary Heart Disease • Respiratory Illnesses There is no safe level of exposure to it. Even brief exposure to second-hand smoke can exacerbate the following health conditions: • Asthma • Emphysema • High Blood Pressure • Diabetes Children in particular are more susceptible to these health problems since their lungs and respiratory systems are not yet fully developed. Therefore, not smoking in places where children play, such as parks, playgrounds and lakes is of even greater importance! If you decide to smoke please do not smoke around public doorways and smoke in an area away from children!

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Ed & Nedra Forrester Owner/Operator Truck and Trailer Equipped. Rubber Tired Backhoes, Dump Truck, Excavators, Skid Steers, Equipment Operators. Ground Disturbance Supervisors. Chain link Fencing Tree Removal—Certified Fallers

Fully Ticketed, Licensed and Insured. Oilfield, Industrial, Farm and Residential

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Drinking Water Week When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out do you ever stop to think about how it gets there and who brought it to you? The BC Water & Waste Association and the Province of BC have officially proclaimed Drinking Water Week 2011 from May 1-7. We invite you to celebrate this exciting week by taking time to think about water and how you can conserve it. Here in B.C. we often take our tap water for granted, but it is a finite resource that we should value and protect. Although the expenses for everyone in British Columbia may not be apparent to all of us, the costs and energy require to deliver water to our taps, treat it to be safe and clean, and manage wastewater to safeguard the environment adds up to billions of dollars every year. Our water in B.C. is amongst the best in the world—let’s celebrate it and protect it! Did You Know? ⇒ 25% of Canadians have no idea where the water that flows out of their tap comes from. ⇒ The average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day; the average Canadian thinks they ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒

only use 79 litres of water per day. British Columbians use an average of 490 litres of water per day compared to the national average of 329 litres. 98% of British Columbians believe that water is our most precious resource. 65% of all indoor water occurs in the bathroom. Domestic water consumption can increase up to 50% in the summer months due to people watering their lawns and gardens. Information provided from BCWWA

Water Conservation Tips Last edition we advised that an automatic dishwasher uses 40L of water, compared to dishwashing by hand, which uses about 35 L. The average new dishwasher actually only uses 6 gallons of water per cycle; and the average Energy Star-rated dishwasher uses 4 gallons per cycle. You should also take into account your own hand-washing habits to determine how much water you would need to hand wash your dishes! ♦ Check your toilets & faucets for leaks ♦ Take shorter showers ♦ Purchase water-efficient appliances ♦ Turn off the water while brushing your ♦ Wash your car with a bucket instead of a teeth hose ♦ Install low-flow shower heads ♦ Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket ♦ Install low-flow toilets that use less water ♦ Avoid watering your lawn in the summer ♦ Use rain barrels ♦ Sweep sidewalks & driveways rather ♦ Run dishwasher only when its full than spraying them with water The Bulletin 8 March 2011


Seniors Fit For Life Exercise Class

SENIOR BUS TRIP TO FORT ST. JOHN 2011 SCHEDULE

This is a low impact exercise class perfect for beginners. It’s designed to be joint friendly with a focus on movement, cardio vascular improvement, increasing balance and flexibility, developing muscular strength with low weights and own body weight. It also improves range of motion and stability.

Monday, March 7 Monday, April 4 Monday, May 2 Monday, June 6 Monday, July 4 Tuesday, August 2 Tuesday, September 6 Monday, October 3 Monday, November 7 Monday, December 5 & 19 This free service is provided by the District of Hudson’s Hope. Transportation provided via the Lion’s Van.

This class, like any exercise, will decrease risk of heart disease, reduce weight gain and stimulate weight loss, reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Exercise will also reduce chances of chronic illness and injury.

Bus leaves from Silver Willows at 8:50 am and the Sportsman’s at 9:00 am. The schedule is subject to change therefore please call the District Office at 250-783-9901 to reserve a

The program runs from January 6th to May 16th. Every Monday and Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 am Pearkes Centre Costs for 32 classes: Regular rate - $112 Senior rate - $64 Drop in rate - $5.00

ADULT/SENIOR SWIM 2011 Tuesday, March 01 Tuesday, March 15 Tuesday, March 29 Tuesday, April 12 Tuesday, April 26 Tuesday, May 10

Commit to being fit! A District of Hudson’s Hope sponsored program. For more information, contact Greta Goddard, BCRPA certified instructor at 250783-5338 or rgfequet@pris.ca

This program is open to both seniors and adults. Transportation provided free of charge via Lion’s Van. Bus leaves from the Sportsman’s Inn at 10 am and returns by 2 pm. Cost per person is $5.00 to cover pool costs. Senior/adult swim 11-12 noon and Lap Swim 12-1 pm. March 2011

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DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE Employment Opportunity - Visitor Centre Two (2) Position Available The District of Hudson’s Hope is accepting applications for Summer employment at the Visitor Centre. Preference will be given to: Post Secondary Students, Secondary Students, and Seniors. Schedule is expected to be between 24 and 32 hours per week and will include weekend work. Requirements: (Students) ♦ the student must currently attend a secondary or post-secondary institution on a fulltime basis; ♦ the student must be returning to full-time studies at a secondary or post-secondary institution after completing summer employment with the District; and ♦ the student must reside in Hudson’s Hope or have a family home in Hudson’s Hope. (Seniors) ♦ Age 55 or older and residing in Hudson’s Hope ♦

ALL Applicants must have a Social Insurance Number.

Preference will be given to the applicants who hold the following certificates and meet these requirements: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Excellent communication and public relations skills SuperHost certificate Travel Counsellor course Recognized first aid course Valid CPR certificate Visitor InfoCentre experience is an asset.

Wage Rate: $12.29 (2011 rates, BCGEU Agreement) A detailed job description is available at the District Office. Applications and résumés may be mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at the District Office, 9904 Dudley Drive, and will be accepted until Friday March 18, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Charles Nash, Administrator PO Box 330 Hudson’s Hope, BC, V0C 1V0 Telephone: (250) 783-9901/Fax: (250) 783-5741 - Email: cao@hudsonshope.ca

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DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE Employment Opportunity – Pool Supervisor One (1) Position Available The District of Hudson’s Hope is accepting applications for employment at the Hudson’s Hope Swimming Pool. Pool Supervisor Requirements: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

National Lifeguard Service Award – Pool Option Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Lifesaving Society Instructor Pool Operators I and II Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - Basic Rescuer (C-level) First Aid Ticket (Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Aquatic Emergency Care, Occupational First Aid I, II, III, etc.) thorough knowledge of water rescue methods and first aid/resuscitation treatment knowledge of Aquafit skill in lifesaving tasks ability to maintain records and prepare reports skills in communications and public relations ability to supervise, schedule and direct staff effectively mature judgment and self-confidence to deal with disciplinary and emergency situations involving public and staff ability to perform a variety of custodial and maintenance tasks as required of pool operation maintain a high level of physical fitness meet any BC Health Act requirements the requirement of a criminal record check is under review. Wage Rate: Pool Supervisor: $23.44 per hour (2011 rates, BCGEU Agreement)

Applications with a detailed resume of work experience, education and qualifications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the District Office, 9904 Dudley Drive, and will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. (please include copies of certificates). If any clarification is required, please contact the undersigned. Mike Carter, Director of Public Works 9904 Dudley Drive, PO Box 330 Hudson’s Hope, BC, V0C 1V0 Telephone: (250) 783-9901/Fax: (250) 783-5741 mike@hudsonshope.ca March 2011

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DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE Employment Opportunity - Senior Lifeguard The District of Hudson’s Hope is accepting applications for Senior Lifeguard positions.

Senior Lifeguard Requirements: National Lifeguard Service Award – Pool Option ♦ Red Cross Water Safety Instructor ♦ Life Saving Instructor ♦ current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - Basic Rescuer (C-level) ♦ current First Aid Ticket (Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Aquatic Emergency Care, Occupational First Aid I, II, III, etc.) ♦ Pool Operators I ♦ thorough knowledge of water rescue methods and first aid/resuscitation treatment ♦ knowledge of lifesaving skills and rescue ♦ maintain a high level of physical fitness ♦ ability to maintain records ♦ meet any BC Health Act requirements ♦ the requirement of a criminal record check is under review. Wage Rate: Senior Lifeguard: $20.48 per hour (2011 rates, BCGEU Agreement) Hours of operation for May Long Weekend to September Long Weekend 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends, but is subject to change. Applications with a detailed resume of work experience, education and qualifications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the District Office, 9904 Dudley Drive, and will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. (please include copies of certificates). If any clarification is required, please contact the undersigned.

Mike Carter, Director of Public Works 9904 Dudley Drive, PO Box 330 Hudson’s Hope, BC, V0C 1V0 Telephone: (250) 783-9901 Fax: (250) 783-5741 mike@hudsonshope.ca The Bulletin

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DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE Employment Opportunity - Junior Lifeguard The District of Hudson’s Hope is accepting applications for Junior Lifeguard positions.

Junior Lifeguard Requirements: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Bronze Cross certification, current within 2 years Red Cross Water Safety Instructor current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - Basic Rescuer (C-level) current First Aid Ticket (Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Aquatic Emergency Care, Occupational First Aid I, II, III, etc.) thorough knowledge of water rescue methods and first aid/resuscitation treatment knowledge of lifesaving skills and rescue maintain a high level of physical fitness ability to acquire basic knowledge of filtration plant and equipment and chemistry of water ability to maintain records meet any BC Health Act requirements the requirement of a criminal record check is under review. Wage Rate: Junior Lifeguard: $16.32 per hour (2011 rates, BCGEU Agreement) Hours of operation for May Long Weekend to September Long Weekend 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends, but is subject to change.

Applications with a detailed resume of work experience, education and qualifications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the District Office, 9904 Dudley Drive, and will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. (please include copies of certificates). If any clarification is required, please contact the undersigned.

Mike Carter, Director of Public Works 9904 Dudley Drive, PO Box 330 Hudson’s Hope, BC, V0C 1V0 Telephone: (250) 783-9901 Fax: (250) 783-5741 mike@hudsonshope.ca

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We are now running a bus service to Powder King every Saturday and Sunday! Fort St. John: Pick up at Wal-Mart (96A St. & 89th Avenue, North West side of parking lot away from Wal-Mart’s building) Bus departs at 6:00 am Book 2 or more riders for $25.00 each, singles are $35.00 and walk-ons are $40.00 Hudson’s Hope: Pick up at the Sportsman’s Inn (10101 Beattie Drive) Bus departs at 7:30 am Book 2 or more riders for $20.00 each, singles $30.00 and walk-ons are $35.00.

Call 1-866-769-5464 to book your seat now! Special Events at Powder King March 4th—Youth Day Discounts March 5th & 6th—Woman’s Weekend March 12th—Saint Patrick’s Day March 23— 27 and March 30—April 3—Spring Break Check our website at www.powderking.com or Facebook Powder King Mountain Resort for more information. 1-866-POW-KING or 1-866-769-5464 adventure@powderking.com The Bulletin

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Hudson’s Hope Environmental Advisory Committee The Environmental Advisory Committee meets quarterly to discuss environmental issues that are affecting the District of Hudson’s Hope. The last meeting was held on February 16th. The committee would like to thank the residents of Hudson’s Hope for their ongoing recycling efforts, which is seen through the lessening of garbage being picked up at each resident! We would also like to remind everyone that Styrofoam is NOT recyclable, it is garbage! Did you know that the District is charged $35.00 per ton of garbage that is deposited into the transtor bins? Therefore, the more garbage you can recycle, the less money is costs your community. The District will soon be installing a cardboard recycling area at the garbage dump. Please watch for more information on this initiative in next month’s Bulletin! If you don’t know yet, there is a “Community Composting Site” at the garbage dump. You can deposit any composting material in this area which can include yard and garden wastes (grass clippings, fallen leaves, flower and vegetable waste, small twigs, straw, hay, peat moss), kitchen waste (fruit, vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds), wood ashes (from a stove or fireplace, not from chemical logs), and any other compostable materials. You can also do your own backyard composting, and if you purchase a composter you can receive a rebate from the District (call for more information)! We hope to be able to use the dirt from the composting site in the future for any community members interested, as well in our own purposes. If you are interested in joining the Environmental Advisory Committee please contact Becky Mercereau at 250-783-9901 or by email at becky@hudsonshope.ca. The Environmental Committee

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St. Patrick’s Pot ‘o Gold Treasure Hunt March 13th from 11-3 pm starting at Comm. Hall Put together a team of leprechauns and seek and search around, Spot the Irish signs inside, outside, all about the town! Search for the Clues In greens, pinks and blues With Irish luck, a St. Patrick’s Pot ‘o Gold can be found! ~$100 worth of gold coins to be found. You must register your team by Wednesday, March 9th. Some contest rules & regulations apply ~ Register by contacting Greta Goddard, DOHH Special Events Coordinator at 250-783-5338 or 250-783-9901 or by email at rgfequet@pris.ca

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Meetings Amateur Radio Association 1st Monday 7:00 pm Arts & Cultural Society 1st Wednesdays 7:00 pm AA Meetings Tuesdays 8:30 pm Business Association 1st Tuesday 7:00 pm Canadian Rangers 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm Community Choir Every Tuesday 7:00 pm Emergency Social Services 1st Thursday 7:00 pm RTS Community Theatre 2nd Wednesdays 7:00 pm Double “H” Saddle Club 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm Library Board Meeting 3rd Monday 7:30 pm Lions Club 1st Thursday 8:00 pm Historical Society 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm New Horizon Seniors 2nd Thursday 2:30 pm Rod & Gun Club 2nd Thursdays 7:00 pm St. Peter’s Church 3rd Sundays 11:45 am Ski Club– Nedra’s House 4th Thursday 7:00 pm March 2011

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Seniors FSJ Senior Trip As Scheduled Whist Mondays 7:00 pm Cribbage Wednesdays 7:00 pm New Horizons Meeting -2nd Thursday 2:30 pm Senior Craft Club - Every other Thursday 1:00 pm Children Storytime @ Library Tuesday 10:30- 11:30 am After School Club @ Library Wednesday 3:30—4:30 pm Moms & Tots Fridays 10 - 12 am Adult Recreation @ School Mixed Rec. Volleyball Tuesday 8-10 pm Call Steve at 783-5355 or Lana 783-5577 Rec Badminton Wednesday 7-9 pm Call Kelly at 783-5736 Fencing Monday 6-8 pm Call Qais Abdulrazak 783-5125 Kids Welcome 6-7pm Indoor Soccer Thursday 7-9 pm Call Jason Naisby 783-9385 17 The Bulletin


Hudson’s Hope School K-12 Schooling ~ It’s a Wonderful World When I was working as a Teacher on Call at the school in January, I walked past the gym and peered to observe Mr. Brent Heiberg’s Grade 11/12 Leadership class teaching the Grade 2/3 students. They were all having a marvelous time and everyone was fully engaged. It took me back to the bitter debate many years ago when parents of young children expressed their concern about the idea of combining the elementary and secondary schools. Not only has having a K-12 school not been a problem, but it has enriched the educational experiences of all. The Leadership students work with Grades K-7, preparing lesson plans with clear objectives, developing drills, working with students on physical education programs, and giving positive feedback to the students for all their successes. Mr. Heiberg said that the star of the show is CJ Graham who does amazing work with the young ones. Not only do secondary students work during class time; but also, over the years, many have volunteered their time to coach in a variety of extra-curricular sports. Thanks to Ms. Bruce, Grade 4-7 have a trained French specialist to introduce them to Canada’s second language. Ms Bruce’s Drama class also helped out this year by building the sets for the elementary class. The Planning 10 Class, under the leadership of Ms. Ackroyd has provided a variety of special events for younger grades. For Halloween the class designed, built, and operated special centers in the gym. Earlier in the year, the Grade 10 kids planned games and activities for the Code of Conduct Days that are designed to ensure that young pupils are aware of the school rules. Secondary science classes get involved in sharing their information. The Biology 12 class has invited the Grade 2-5 students in to observe their animal dissections and the Physics 11 students taught a unit on energy. Generally science is an area that is under-explored in elementary, but thanks to the school’s labs and specialist teachers, the young children get a great introduction. Perhaps the best perspective on the benefits to all is from Mrs. Winnicky who feels that it is about one big family looking after each other. Mrs. Winnicky has been involved in the Work Experience program that allows Grade 11 and 12 students to assist in elementary classrooms. The one-on-one assistance greatly benefits those youngsters who need extra help, and it allows secondary students to determine if they are suited for a teaching career. Helping each other, that is what a K-12 school is all about. Terry Webster The Bulletin

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Students of the Week January 21, 2011 Jenna Roberts, Hazam Nasir, Henry Kehl, Alexander MacDonald, James Jeffries, Ashley Thompson, Amanda Kyllo, Isabella Woroshelo, Ashley Mathews, Christopher Fequet, Johanne Jeffries, Jordan Brown, Cody Walker, James Thompson, Ethan Skelhorne, Devin Burkitt January 28, 2011 Curtis Humborstad, Fielder Bishop, Dylan Beswick, John Herrington, Tess Herrington, Jordan Shanks, Michael Marini, Misato Kondo, Zury Reschke, Jordan Brown, Jade Rowe February 4, 2011 Leland Douglas, Isaiah Coca, Davida Naisby, Betty Martin, Brayden McWhirter, Brooklyn Howard, Erica Thomas, James Jeffries, Skyler Paice, Joshua Deitner, Harold Thompson, Nathaniel Rutherford, Kevin Stout, Kyla Conlon Fettes, Hayden Huxley, Dustyn Willson, Celina Fequet, Curtis Humborstad, Brandon Clark February 10, 2011 Hunter Jarratt, Allison Bell, Madisyn Bishop, Taylor Rowe, Ethan Skelhorne, Austin Taylor, Robyn Haagsman, Jenna Roberts, Ginger Lucas-Jarnagin, Heather Martin, Erica Thomas, Jacob Kyllo, James Thompson, Trisha Fiarchuk, February 18, 2011 Charlie Kehl, Teya Barrette, Amaris Worrall, Minahill Nasir, CJ Graham, The Grade 9 Class, Sarah Lavallee, Brayden McWhirter, Jacob Kyllo, Hunter Jarratt, Allison Bell, Elaina Woroshelo

An Irish Toast to you on St. Patrick’s Day: “May your blessings outnumber, the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go”

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Protective Services A Message from the Protective Services Department… I wanted to take this month’s article and talk about fire extinguishers. We see extinguishers every day in our house (add it to the list if you don’t), workplaces, schools, and around town, but how many of you have taken the time to think about using them. The first thing to remember when you have a fire is to evacuate and call 9-1-1. These actions are the most important thing you can do, because when we deal with a fire...a quick response is critical. Once everyone has gotten out and you know 9-1-1 is being called, if you feel comfortable, you may attempt to fight the fire with the fire extinguisher. With fires, size matters and bigger is better! A 5lb extinguisher will do nothing for a room that is fully engulfed in flames. A large extinguisher could be used to deal with a couch or loveseat that are burning, but not a fully engulfed vehicle. There are different classes of extinguishers out there. They are designed for specific fires depending on what is burning. It is very important to pick the right extinguisher for the job. A class “A” extinguisher can be used for ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, fabric, etc. ♦ A class “B” extinguisher can be used for flammable liquids such as grease, oil, gasoline and diesel. ♦ A class “C” extinguisher is for energized electrical equipment (ie. A toaster that is still plugged in). ♦ A class “D” extinguisher is for flammable metals and is specific to the type of metal being worked with such as magnesium. ♦

Many extinguishers are multi class extinguishers and can be used on different types of fires. The most common extinguisher is a class ABC dry chemical extinguisher. This can be used on all classes of fires except flammable metals and come in all sizes from 2.5lbs to 100lbs. When you are approaching the fire, try to stay up wind of the smoke. With more and more plastics and other synthetics in our world, smoke is becoming more and more toxic. Always make sure you have an escape route and if in doubt, use it to get away! When using a fire extinguisher follow the pneumonic PASS: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

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If you are successful in putting out the fire, make sure as you leave that you back out of the area and keep facing the fire so if it flares up again, you are able to assess the situation and either hit it again with the extinguisher or evacuate from the area. If you run out of extinguishing agent...it is time to get out of there!!! This article is just to get you thinking about fire extinguishers and how to use them. It is not meant to replace fire extinguisher training. This type of training can be provided to workplaces by the Fire & Rescue Service. If you are interested, please contact me at (250) 783-9901. In closing, I want to remind you again that getting out, staying out and calling 9-1-1 are the most important things you can do when there is a fire. Your safety is paramount at all times and a fully staffed Fire Truck is a much better extinguisher than any you can hang on a wall. Stay Safe, Chief Alan Stebbing Hudson’s Hope Protective Services Department The Protective Services Department consists of the Districts Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service, Emergency Social Services and Bylaw Enforcement personnel. This is a group of dedicated and professional volunteers who take time out of their personal lives to help out their community. If you have any questions about getting involved, please contact Alan Stebbing, at 250-783-9901 or alan@hudsonshope.ca.

Firefighters Without Borders Do you ever wonder what happens to the protective suits our firefighters wear when they are past their life expectancy here? The Hudson’s Hope Fire & Rescue service is proud to work with Firefighters Without Borders to provide our used equipment to parts of the world that have nothing for their firefighters in the way of protective clothing. A full pick up load was donated last year and we continue to work with them to allow items that are unusable here to have a second chance at life protecting our brother and sister firefighters around the world. Check out more at www.fwbcanada.ca March 2011 21 The Bulletin


RCMP Report Aftermarket blue replacement bulbs and High Intensity Discharge (HID) conversion kits are becoming more prevalent on vehicles although the vast majority are illegal. It is important that consumers are aware that just because a retailer is selling a product and makes claims that it is legal, it does not mean that is legal for road use. Ultimately it is the vehicle owner who is held liable for any motor vehicle act infractions and potentially any civil liability should they be involved in a collision with unauthorized lights or other equipment on their vehicle. Police are currently unaware of any aftermarket HID conversion systems that are legal for road use despite some marketers’ claims that their systems are “beam pattern correct”. HID headlamps must be designed from the start as HID headlamps. Most modern vehicles take replacement halogen bulbs. Examine your headlight housing and stamped on the front you will see several coded letters. An “HR” is the designation for a housing that is designed to take a halogen bulb replacement only. The maximum wattage is 65w and the maximum color temperature is 4100 Kelvin. Higher Kelvin temperatures can appear whiter or even blue, but actually reflect less light back especially in winter conditions. Older vehicles with a sealed bulb (where you have to replace the whole light) will have an “H” designation on them. When switching to an HID conversion kit you have changed the photometry of the headlight, as it was originally designed to work specifically with a halogen bulb which creates light using a filament. An HID bulb sends a high voltage spark between two contacts in an arc similar to a spark plug firing. As the position of the light source has changed the way the light is reflected out of the headlamp assembly is altered making them unsafe. It is the equivalent of putting on someone else's eyeglasses. The changed photometry of the headlight creates a false sense of security as there is a large splash of light directly in front of the vehicle and off to the sides causing your pupils to constrict reducing your distance vision. There is actually less light being directed down the road for you see a greater distance. Seeing better 20 m directly in front of you does not help when you are traveling down the highway at 27 m/s. There is also the danger that is caused by vehicles with illegal HID conversion kits blinding on-coming traffic. Factory installed HID headlights have an “HG” or European “E code” designation on the headlight housing and are specifically designed to focus the HID light source down the road so that the driver can see properly and on-coming traffic is not blinded. These are the only headlight housings that can be legally used with an HID light source. After market housings must be SAE approved and will designate which type of bulb can by used in them. As Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology becomes more available consumers should be aware that they too are designed to work with specifically designed headlamp housings. LED bulbs can only be legally used in headlight housings with an “HL” designation. The Bulletin

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Auxiliary driving lamps are legal as long as they conform to the motor vehicle act regulations. Auxiliary driving lights will also have a designation on the housing if they are legal for road use outlining their purpose (detailed below) and which bulbs can be used in them (HR - Halogen bulb, HG - HID bulb, European ‘E code”, HL - LED bulb) will also be designated on the lens. Low-beam auxiliary driving lamps (commonly factory installed) must have a lens designation “Z” on them, must be white in color and must operate only on low beam. Fog lamps must have lens designation of “F”, may be white or amber only and not mounted more than 30 cm below headlights. Fog lamps must also be wired so that tail and park lamps operate when fog lamps are activated. There cannot be more than 2 uncovered lamps installed. High-beam auxiliary driving lamps (commonly installed after market on push-bars or bull-bars) must have a designation “Y” on them, must be white, must operate only on high beam, must be mounted between 40 cm to 106 cm above the road surface, and there cannot be more than two uncovered lamps installed. All vehicles manufactured on or after December 1, 1989 and licensed in Canada must have operational day time running lamps which are automatically activated when the engine is running and park brake is released. Common brand names, like Light Force that do not have the above designations on them, are for off-road use only and must be covered at all times when on highways. The above information is not comprehensive and is provided for information purposes only. Please consult Division 4 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations, and the 2010 British Columbia Vehicle Inspection Manual for detailed information regarding all types of lights on vehicles. Cpr. Darren Woroshelp, Hudson’s Hope RCMP

Hudson’s Hope Spring Flea Market Lots of items in our sale! There is something for everyone! -yard items -household items -power saws -antiques -boats and motors -auto parts -tools -power tools Many other items too numerous to mention! If you have any items you wish to sell, please contact Darryl Johnson at 250-783-9402 or via email at johdar@telus.net. March 2011

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Special Events

March 13, 2011 from 1 -3 pm at the Community Hall Search around town for $100 worth of gold coins! See page 16 of the Bulletin for more information!

Wow! What an amazing eight days from the Snow Fest Grand Opening to the Potluck Dinner and Auction and all the exciting events in between. Hudson’s Hope has said loud and clear with the number of participants that the 2011 Winter Carnival was where they wanted to be. There were 1065 participants - that beat last year’s Olympic Torch and Winter Carnival record of 850. Unbelievable! Thank you Hudson’s Hope for supporting this event. A special thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen: James MacDonald, Bob Fequet, Carl Lynch, Catherine Herbison, Autumn MacDonald, Christopher Fequet, John Herrington, Britt Silk, Bella Woroshelo, Celina Fequet, Coleman Mercereau, Stephanie Hues, Kristy Bruce, Elinor Morrissey, Liza Rhymer, Conner Silk, Ricky Warren, Jake Watson, Lori Herrington, Lori Warren, Angie Watson, Jordan Brown, Tage Stacey, Ashley Matthews, Halle Koyangi, Parker MacDonald, Hugh Spinney, Kelly Miller, Colleen Gillie, Travous Quibell, Jason Naisby, Ed Sykes, June Sykes, Ian Smith, Janis Herbison, Peter Haagsman, Juanita Poirier, Kelly Newsholme and Marilyn Lippert. A thanks to all the clubs and organizations who participated and assisted: HH Minor Hockey, HH Figure Skating Club, HH Hornets, Shannon Mason’s School of Dance, Junior Canadian Rangers, Kristy Bruce’s Photography, Ski Hill Association, HH School, HH Library, Ian’s Guitar, TACSOTE, HH Women’s Club, HH Community Choir, HH Fire Department, North Peace Savings & Credit Union, and the RCMP. Thanks to all our sponsors and donors who made this an incredible success. Without your kind support this event would not have happened. And last of all, thank you Hudson’s Hope for supporting this event. The Bulletin 24 March 2011


Bullhead Mountain Curling Club

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fter a great Men’s and Ladies bonspiel last month (thanks for all who attended and helped out!), we are pleased to invite you to the closing mixed bonspiel on March 18 20th. Let’s close the season out with a bang! Call Steve Metzger at 783-5655 to sign up! We need your HELP! The Bullhead Mountain Curling Club is a volunteer organization - without volunteers we cannot operate. The AGM is on March 17th at 7 pm at the curling club. If you have ideas about how to make things better, changes you want to make, or you simply want to volunteer, come to the AGM!

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GRID TAX SERVICE & ACCOUNTING Tax time is here Please call 250-783-5224 or email: firefly4@telus.net to book an appointment 11602 Ross Street

Bella Vita Hello Hudson’s Hope—Happy 2011. Bella Vita (Julie Vandenberg) is still catering for all your needs big or small. Lunch and smaller orders can be ordered through Shop Easy Store at (250) 783-5515 or 783-5355. Shop Easy also features an in store bakery. We can bake all types of buns, breads, donuts, cookies and lots more! Please give us a try, you won’t be disappointed. Shop Easy Bakery: (250) 783-5515 Shop Easy Store: (250) 783-5355 Julie Vandenberg: (250) 783-5450 For any catering needs!

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www.earlylearning.prn.ca For more information regarding StrongStart BC please contact Derrek Beam, Principal,

What is StrongStart? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

A free, drop-in early learning program for children ages 0-5 and their parent/caregiver. Qualified Early Childhood Educator on-site Healthy Snacks Safe, creative environment to stimulate learning and literacy through play. Opportunities for library time and use of the gymnasium. A STRONG START FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING! *Please bring inside shoes or slippers to wear!

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Church Directory Hudson’s Hope Bible

Peace Valley

St. Peter’s

Fellowship

Community Church

Shared Ministry

9702 Beattie Drive Church - 783-5513 Pastor - 783-2322

10122 Beattie Drive 783-9484

Sunday Worship at 11:00

Sunday Worship at 11:00

9500 Beattie Drive 783-5360

Sunday Worship at 11:00

The HH Figure Skating Club invites you to join them for a night of entertainment as they dazzle you with their performances to this year’s carnival theme of

“Oscars on Ice” March 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm Hudson’s Hope Arena Raffles and 50/50 Draws Come support local talent! March 2011

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Hudson’s Hope Service Directory Ambulance / Fire / R.C.M.P.

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RCMP Non Emergency # …..…………..………….…...783-5241 Avalanche Information…….……………...…..1-800-667-1105 Community Hall Call 783-9901. Rental contract and payment can be arranged at the time of booking. Women’s Club Hall Kitchen Janis @ ............... 783-5534 District Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30; Closed Holidays District Office Fax: 783-5741 ……...………..…… 783-9901 Arena (Scheduled hours- Seasonal) ................. 783-5563 Animal Control Officer ...................................... 783-5207 Info Centre (Scheduled hours - Seasonal) ........ 783-9154 Special Events (Greta Goddard)………………..…. .783-5246 Swimming Pool (Seasonal)............................... 783-9913 Government Jay Hill, MP .............................................1-800-661-1183 Pat Pimm, MLA North .............................1-877-332-0101 Blair Lekstrom, MLA South .....................1-877-784-1330 Peace River Regional District ..................1-800-670-7773 T D for the Deaf ................................1-800-661-8773 Federal Information ................................1-800-667-3355 Provincial Information ............................1-800-663-7867 Health Centre...……………………….…………..………...783-9991 Fax: ................................................................ ..783-9125 Pharmacy………………………………………...…………….783-9947 Hours of operation ............................. Monday – Friday Open ................................................ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Closed .......................................... 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm For an emergency over the lunch hour please phone 911 for the BC Ambulance Service. BC Nurse Line ………. ..................................……………...811 Public Health Office .. …………………………………...783-5221 Mental Health Crisis Line …………………...1-877-442-2828 Counselling Services - Nora Bittner…………….... 787-0665 Highway Maintenance Yellowhead Road & Bridge …….………….…. 250-783-5367 Cariboo Road Service ............................... .250-788-2407

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Library ………………………………………………..………...783-9414 Sunday, Monday & Tuesday ...............................1 - 5 pm Wednesday - Thursday........................................1 - 8 pm Friday - Saturday ................................................. Closed Liquor Store………………………………………..……...… 783-5230 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm Closed for lunch from 1 – 2. Closed: Mondays Empty returns of beer cans or bottles of over 6 dozen can be brought in on Tuesdays. Please sort and bring your empties back clean. Thanks Museum & Gift Shop Fax: 783-5770…………..….783-5735 e-mail: hhmuseum@pris.ca Post Office………………………………………….………….783-5302 Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1 pm Open Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Power Outages BC Hydro Power Outages ...................... 1-888-769-3766 Street Lights .................................... ..... 783-9901 Thrift Shop……………………………………………….…....783-9211 Hours: Monday to Friday ........................... 1 pm to 4 pm Bag Day……...last Monday of the month from: 1 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm Closed the Tuesday after bag day for clean up. Transtor Site Open: Wednesday – Sunday ..................... 11 am – 7 pm Closed : Monday & Tuesdays

OIL & GAS -24 Hr Emergency …..…….. 1-800-663-3456 Hudson’s Hope Gas—Alabama………....…205-425-3855 CSRI— Randy Karst.………..….……………..…250-329-9569 Talisman Energy ............................................................... Operations: Kevin Beamish …………….....250-782-2512 Community Engagement: Paul Perkins 250-793-9060 Oil & Gas Commission………………………..250-261-5700 or 1-800-663-7867 and request a transfer.

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