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The Northeastern British Columbia

Aboriginal Trades & Services Directory

Success Stories Profiles and success stories of our people and partnerships

Who We Are

Our communities, our businesses and our culture

The Directory

of Aboriginal owned and operated businesses in Northeastern British Columbia

Published By The Northeast Aboriginal Buisiness and Wellness Centre & The BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation


Table of Contents Our Communities................................................ 3 Aboriginal Business..............................................5 The Olympics....................................................... 7 Our Spiritual Traditions...................................... 9 Successful Aboriginal Women........................... 11 Aboriginal Industry & Partnerships................... 15 Recognition & Reconciliation............................ 19 Lateral Violence..................................................21 Brian Jungen.......................................................25

Directory Advisory & Consultants . .................................. 29 Communication................................................. 29 Construction...................................................... 30 Delivery & Hauling............................................ 36 Food & Beverage................................................37 Forestry...............................................................38 Maintenance.......................................................38 Monitoring . ...................................................... 39 Other..................................................................40 Rentals...............................................................40 Retail..................................................................40 Safety...................................................................41 Security.............................................................. 42 Welding.............................................................. 43

Magazine Published by the Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre

Magazine Produced by Motion Media Photography: Garry Oker, Andrew Tylosky, Erik McNicol, Mark Enriquez


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Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers for their support in making this publication a success. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this directory. For an updated directory listing, visit WWW.NEABWC.CA

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Welcome!

Wachiya! A he ya eh! (Cree)

(Beaver)

Welcome to the 2010-2012 Northeastern British Columbia Aboriginal Trades & Services Directory. This directory was developed as a resource tool to promote and network Aboriginal-owned, northeast BC-based businesses with Government, public consumers and key business sectors such as retail, oil & gas, forestry, mining, and other development sectors in northeast British Columbia. This publication was produced by the Northeast Aboriginal Business and Wellness Centre (NEABWC), with support from BC’s Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Conoco Phillips, Encana, BP, Shell, and Enbridge. The Aboriginal-owned businesses in this printed version were identified and confirmed prior to printing and you can find an updated electronic version of this directory on our website at www.neabwc.ca. We hope that you find this publication useful and we welcome you to send your comments and feedback to us!

Thank you to all of our supporters, readers & advertisers!

GOALS OF THIS PUBLICATION • Promote Aboriginal-owned businesses in northeast British Columbia • Build business networking opportunities • Showcase successful Aboriginal entrepreneurs • Share Aboriginal business experiences and perspectives • Stimulate economic development opportunities for Aboriginal people


Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson

Prophet River

Blueberry River Halfway River

Fort St. John

Saulteau West Moberly 3

Doig River


Historical Chief, Jimmie Badine, and Headman, Tommy Whitehead, signed an adhesion to Treaty 8 in August 1910 to create the Fort Nelson First Nation. The community is located 7 km south of the main town of Fort Nelson along the Alaska Highway. The main dialects spoken in this area are Slavey (Dene) and Cree. Fort Nelson First Nations has a population of about 768 people.

Prophet River

Prophet River is about 924 acres in size and is located 100 km south of Fort Nelson. The current population is about 223 people with Dunne-zaa as the traditional dialect spoken.

Blueberry River Blueberry River First Nations is a community of just over 400 people and is located 80 km north of Fort St. John. It was originally recognized as the St. John Beaver band in 1950 but due to the abundant growth of blueberries on the riverside, it became known as the “Blueberry River”. The dialects spoken in this area are Beaver and Cree.

Doig River This band of about 200 people has strong ties with the Blueberry River First Nations and directly takes its name from the Doig River that runs through the reserve. Located 80 km northeast of Fort St. John, the main traditional dialect spoken is Beaver.

Halfway River Halfway River First Nations moved to its current location in the early 1960’s. The community was originally from Chowade River. Halfway and West Moberly First Nations were once together under what was then called the Hudson Hope band until they separated in 1977. The present Halfway River community has about 227 people and is located about 75 km northwest of Fort St. John. The traditional dialect spoken is Beaver.

Saulteau Originated in Manitoba, Saulteau First Nations is an amalgamation of the Beaver, Cree and Saulteau residents. The community is located east of Moberly Lake, 100 km southwest of Fort St. John on highway 29. The population is about 840 people. Saulteau, Beaver and Cree are the main linguistic groups.

West Moberly West Moberly First Nations became a distinct band after separating from Halfway River First Nations in 1977. The community of 190 residents is located approximately 90 km south of Fort St. John at the west end of Moberly Lake. The traditional dialects spoken are Cree and Beaver.

Métis There are a large number of Métis people living and working in Northern British Columbia. Many citizens come from local Aboriginal communities or from other areas of the country.

Our Communities

Fort Nelson

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We offer services to Status, Non-Status, MĂŠtis & Inuit individuals and businesses in Northeastern British Columbia. Our business services include business start-up, expansion and planning services. Our wellness services offer a confidential holistic approach to professional development and entrepreneurship by coaching interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills. The Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre partners in the production of many special events and conferences each year, including workshops and conferences that promote business opportunities and wellness objectives in Northeastern British Columbia. We understand that by acknowledging the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our clients they can achieve optimal wellness and business success. Our programs address these issues holistically using culturally based individual and group methods that are most often delivered by an Aboriginal facilitator. We focus our events on Aboriginal people in Northern BC to improve their overall health and wellness so they may participate in the local business community and economy.

Get in Touch! 250-785-1870 www.neabwc.ca 10039 100 th Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Y5

We are proud to support NEBC Aboriginal businesses. Through hundreds of hours of training and safety development workshops (COR/SECOR), BP has helped many contractors improve safety practices. For more information, visit www.bp.com/noel. 5

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ABORIGINAL BUSINESS

BEGINS HERE.

The Team

The Staff at the NEABWC are ready to help get your venture off the ground!

The Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre offers assistance with: • Business Plan Development • Financial Forecasting • Pursuit of Business Loans & Grants • Community Economic Development • Market Research Analyzing • Aftercare Services • Economic Liaison Services with Industry & Government • Equifax Credit Bureau Reports (Personal/Business)

P.O. Box 6482 Fort St. John, B.C. V1J 4H9 f: 250.261.6526

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Northeastern BC @ The Olympics

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he Coca-Cola Aboriginal Art Bottle Program provides Aboriginal people across Canada the opportunity to experience the Olympic Spirit, while showcasing their art and culture to the world.

Fifteen artists were selected from over 100 Aboriginal artists across Canada. The artists, both amateurs and professionals, are First Nations, Inuit or Métis. The artwork was unveiled in different communities across the country throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay and was profiled during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. An independent adjudication panel conducted the review. “Our cultures are thriving and we want to share them with the world,” said Tewanee Joseph, Chief Executive Officer of the Four Host First Nations and official partner of the 2010 Winter Games. “British Columbia and all of Canada are home to a range of incredibly talented Aboriginal artists. The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games are an unprecedented opportunity to share that talent with the world,” said Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia. “Coca-Cola’s initiative is a great opportunity to showcase our art and culture, give worldwide exposure to some great Canadian artists, and ensure that First Nations share in the benefits of hosting the Games.” During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, each bottle was auctioned to collectors from around the world. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Youth Legacy Fund to support sport, culture, sustainability and education initiatives for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth across Canada.

Opportunity Awaits....Picture Yourself Here!

City of Fort St. John Visitor Centre toll free 1-877-785-6037 or (250) 785-3033 nebc@fortstjohn.ca | www.fortstjohn.ca/nebc

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arry Oker is a member and former Chief of Doig River First Nations. Garry received his Masters Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in 2005. His artistic passion started at a young age watching his grandmother create beautiful pieces of art using traditional moose hides. He is a leading proponent of “Cultural Design Thinking” — a means of discovering new procedures to connect information exchanged between people from different cultures. He has performed for over twenty years leading ceremonies and rituals in the community and on the international level. Oker gave visitors to Vancouver a unique perspective on Northeastern BC at a musical performance at the Four Host Nations pavilion during the Olympics. The show included a video presentation of Oker’s artwork, along with video footage of northeast BC. A talented group of musicians joined Oker on stage, including a harp player, a violinist, drummer and guitarists. Watch the video of the performance at http://vimeo.com/10954421

“It makes me feel great that I can tell the story of the Beaver Indians and show that we’re still here and evolving and developing. This is just another way to tell our story through media and music.” - Garry Oker Northeastern BC Aboriginal Trades & Services Directory  8


Our Spiritural Traditions

Traditionally, Aboriginal people see the absolute interconnectedness in all living things, and strive to understand the patterns of life and its cycles - It is important to show reverence for the cycle of life and death and to honor ancestors that came before. Through ritual we express reverence for our ancestors, the creator and the universe.

Smudging

Smudging is an act of purification. Prior to the commencement of ceremony, healing or prayer, smudging is performed. Smudging can be used on a person, an object or sacred space as a way to diffuse unwanted, residual energy. Sage is usually the herb of choice. However, sweet grass, tobacco and cedar are also used.

Employment & Training

Ceremonial Pipe

The sacred ceremonial pipe has been a part of Native traditions for many centuries and is used to call upon the great spirit to make peace, war, conversation or celebration. During the ceremony, those who are participating must be pure and cannot wear any metallic jewelry when handling the pipe.

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Tobacco

In its purest organic form, tobacco is the most sacred herb known to First Nations people. Sometimes used as a form of currency, tobacco can be used as an offering to a medicine man who conducts healing ceremonies. When tobacco is smoked, it is often cut in little squares and can be mixed with bearberry and the bark from red willow, or it can be mixed with sage and sumac.

Sweat Lodge

Sweat Lodge ceremonies purify the mind, body and spirit. To generate heat, hot rocks are placed in the center of the lodge with a pitchfork. The ceremony includes four rounds; the first round is for purification, the second round is a prayer dedicated to all the women in the world, the third round is a prayer for all the men in the world and the last round is dedicated to the universe and creator. The sweat lodge can become very hot, but it is not a place to prove ones strength and endurance. It represents the womb of mother earth and is the First Nations version of a church or sanctuary. Medicine men would sometimes use the sweat lodge as a way to heal the sick or to prepare a warrior for a Vision Quest.

Vision Quest

A Vision Quest is a traditional coming of age initiation ceremony that helps determine one’s place in life. The Vision Quest for a man and for woman are different. Women perform their quests in a sacred hut and are monitored by other women in the village. For men, the quest can be more enduring. The seeker fasts for up to four days. During his fast, he is sent out by himself in wilderness, where he prays intently to the creator and acquires a vision for his future.

The Drum

The drum is a powerful symbol. Made from animal hide, it is the direct connection to the creator. The drum is often related to the human heart beat and the powerful sounds of nature such as thunder. It has been said that the drum is the heart beat of mother earth. Because of this, the drum was believed to call upon the powers of forefathers and is used in Pow-wows, sweats and other ceremonies

Ceremonial Tea Dance

Also known as “prophet dance” or “drum dance”, the ceremonial tea dance is a spiritual celebration of thanksgiving. The dance is often lead by an individual that is called the “dreamer”. According to the Dene people of the Slavey and Beaver traditions, dreams were the answers to all things and dreams have a direct connection to the divine.

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Successful Aboriginal Women:    It takes courage and strength to follow your dreams. These Aboriginal women have managed to pave their way to success despite the many road blocks and challenges that were in the way. As leaders, teachers and role models they share their message to encourage those who also have the spirit to achieve. Paulette Flamond Executive Director of NEAWBC/Owner of Scoop Clothing Paulette is a well-known entrepreneur both locally and throughout Canada. She is the recipient of the Economic Developer of the Year Award and the Aurora Award of Distinction in 2009. Coming from humble beginnings, she made the best of her situation. Today, she continues to empower other Aboriginal people by helping them achieve balance in their lives and by providing them the necessary tools that will help them achieve success. She believes that a positive ripple effect can only be achieved if people claim their own rights and responsibilities. She also reminds other Aboriginals that they too can choose to become “equal players in society”.

Lola Ann Kimmy Owner of Angelic Light/Reiki Practitioner Lola received her certification in USUI Reiki in 2008 and now owns a holistic store where she also performs her practice on a regular basis. She sells semi-precious crystals and gemstones that assist in acheiving a specific purpose. Her ability to perceive subtle and natural energy began as a child and for many years she has been a strong advocate of the holistic approach to healing. Today she sees that more and more people are opening to the concept of subtle and natural energy and she wishes to continue helping others through her practice. She encourages other people to pursue their dreams.

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Strong, Ambitious & Independent Maxine Burke Caterer / Cafeteria Owner / Owner of Maxine’s Catering From a very early age, Maxine has always enjoyed the art of cooking. In 2005, she decided to pursue her passion and received her cooking level 1, 2, and 3 at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. She then became a culinary instructor at Chalo School in Fort Nelson where she helped inspire nine successful students to pursue cooking as a career. After catering for many major functions such as the Energy Expo, Meals on Wheels, and the Fort St. John Trade Show, she continues to cook at her own Cafeteria today and provides hot lunch services for elementary students. She reminds everyone out there to believe in themselves and says, “Follow your dreams, the support that you need will naturally follow”.

Henriette Landry Owner of Moberly Lake Water Hauling Services Henriette Landry has owned a water hauling business since 2004. She has served many large companies such as BP and Talisman for over seven years. Henriette is a very determined woman with a background that shows persistence, leadership and flexibility. Earlier in life she worked in the aesthetics industry as a hair dresser, worked at Northern Lights College as an Aboriginal coordinator for six years, and sat in council as a social development administrator for 14 years in Chetwynd.

Jocelyn Shick CEO of Bizzy Body Event Planners Raised with strong family values in a large family of 15 siblings, Jocelyn discovered her passion for getting involved with family and community events early in life. Now, Jocelyn’s project management and event planning company is celebrating over three years of success, working with local, provincial and national organizations. She is also known for board involvement in local and regional committees for northeast BC hospitals and healthcare communities. Jocelyn strongly believes that dreams can be accomplished by anyone as long as they put their mind to it. The sky is the limit!

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Fay Masear Aboriginal Business Developer/Administrator of Summit Pipeline Services Fay leads a colorful life very different from the traditional way of life that she experienced as a child. Previously, Fay’s career was in banking and retail, she was also involved in land claims. In Kelowna, Fay spoke as the voice for many elders. Fay became the executive assistant at McLeod Lake Indian Band. Now she works for Summit Pipelines as an administrator and business developer. Her great success was achieved through persistence and sacrifice. Fay believes it is everyones responsibility to “share the knowledge”.

Penny Berg Owner of Penny’s First Aid Penny is a very dedicated and persistent woman. She worked for over 10 years as a paramedic with the provincial ambulance service. She has provided first aid and security for her clients in oil and gas, coal mining, and forestry since 2003. Her dedication and training alone makes her a valuable asset to any company. She understands that reliability, providing excellent service and always having top notch equipment is what gave her the reputation she has now. She says that in order to be successful in anything, you have to be able to sacrifice a lot. There is no room for hurt feelings.

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~Our Vision ~

“Self reliant Aboriginal people thriving in diverse economies”

Kathryn Davidson Contract Bookkeeper and Co-owner of Fortress Lock and Key As a mother, Kathryn’s biggest challenge was finding a way to work from home. Working as a bookkeeper she had the flexibility to parent in conjunction with her career. This year she and her family purchased Fortress Lock and Key in Fort St. John. Inspite of a challenging past, she has found success in all aspects of her life. She believes that it is time for all women of all races to take part in the business world, reminding them that “Finding what they want is the hard part. The rest is simply about going after it”.

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Partnerships Only recently have the major players in industry realized the benefits and, most importantly, the necessity of integrating First Nations into the workforce. Building a positive economic cycle benefits industry and builds the First Nations communities. Everyone benefits when local First Nations are self-sufficient.

Aboriginal people are continually finding business opportunities in unserved niches of the economy. New Aboriginal-owned businesses are always starting up while existing Aboriginal-owned businesses are expanding and adjusting to meet new demands and opportunities. Although the resource development industry challenges Aboriginal traditional values and relationships to the land, many Aboriginal businesses involved in this sector continue to maintain a holistic and respectful view of the land. Just as the land has provided a living to Aboriginal people in this area for thousands of years, the tradition continues and the land provides the base of this new economy. Aboriginal people are cognisant that this new relationship with the land has the potential for serious consequences if resource development is not done in a sustainable manner. 17


Aboriginal people to succeed in the long-term.

work in progress. Local vendors from different

The Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness

Aboriginal communities deal with challenges that

Centre is the primary organization helping

can sometimes act as invisible barriers. For many,

Aboriginal businesses turn these challenges into

getting involved with larger corporations has been

opportunities.

a challenge! Kathy Dickie, chief of Fort Nelson First Nations ISNetworld, for example, is a global data

says, “A lot of local vendors and people within the

collecting system that gathers safety, procurement

Aboriginal community do have the necessary skills

and regulatory information from local contractors

to work for these companies, but we need proper

who wish to connect with larger companies.

training in order to acquire opportunities. By the same token, First Nations people need to get

Though the system validates a necessary

involved. People have to be willing to step up to

administrative process, it creates an obstacle for

the plate and deliver once given the opportunity. �

many small business owners because compliance requires significant time and capital resources.

With mutual respect and understanding both

However, through their hard work, consultations

parties can truly work in harmony and create

and help from organizations dedicated to

lasting solutions.

empowering Aboriginal businesses, these obstacles have strengthened the determination of

Partnerships

First Nations relationships with industry are a

Aboriginal People have shown their outstanding

abilities, skills, adaptability and dedication both as entrepreneurs & employees.


RECOGNITION & RECONCILATION The New Relationship Vision, the Transformative Change Accord and the MĂŠtis Nation Relationship Accord all demonstrate the cooperative resolve to close the socioeconomic gaps between Aboriginal people and other British Columbians. The concepts of recognition and reconciliation underpin every government action in relation to Aboriginal people. They are important to all British Columbians because the social and economic well-being of Aboriginal people is inextricably tied to the social and economic well-being of the province as a whole. In northeast BC steps have been taken towards lasting and meaningful reconciliation with First Nations. Agreements with Kwadacha First Nation and Tsay Keh Dene First Nation address historic wrongs and open up opportunities for the future. Economic Benefits Agreements, Resource Management Agreements, as well as other agreements, have been signed with a number of Treaty 8 First Nations which give the communities a share in the management, operation and economic benefits of resource development activities.

The Government of British Columbia leading the way in building new relationships with Aboriginal peoples founded on respect, recognition and reconciliation.

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Aboriginal organizations, communities and individuals are working together with all levels of government to close the socioeconomic gaps that have existed for far too long. A province is only as strong as its next generation and education is a corner stone for future prosperity in British Columbia. Investment in training is the key to ensuring that Aboriginal youth are given the opportunities and the skills they require to achieve their full potential. Improved social conditions in housing, health care, childcare and sport and recreation opportunities are the foundations on which strong healthy families are built and where every member of the community can realize their ambition. The Province is proud of the progress that has been made to date and honours the vision and commitment of First Nations and MĂŠtis leaders in all corners of BC They encourage leaders who are making that progress possible. They are laying strong foundations for a brighter future for their communities and for all British Columbia. Article provided by the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. For more information please visit: www.gov.bc.ca/arr 19


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Overcoming Obstacles:

LATERAL

VIOLENCE Contributed by Tereasa Haywood Golka. Tereasa is a a partner in Chameleon Strategies, a BC First Nations owned company specializing in Leadership Team Development and Change Facilitation. She works with Denise Findlay to support sustainable transformation in communities and organizations. www.chameleonstrategies.ca

In Calvin Helin’s groundbreaking book, Dances with Dependency, he clearly outlines the definition of lateral violence. He states, “lateral violence is the product of colonization…it amounts to the colonized colonizing one another, a situation of the oppressed oppressing each other. When you are at the bottom of the social heap and cannot strike out “vertically” (i.e., at those above you), frustration erupts and is instead directed at your peers by your side.” I recently watched the Oscar-winning movie, Slum Dog Millionaire with my two adolescent sons. The movie was stunningly graphic and a cause for much discussion in our family concerning issues such as poverty, overpopulation, class distinctions, overcoming personal obstacles and believing in ourselves, our dreams and our destiny. As is the sign of a great movie, I find myself continuing to think about it. And as I sit to write an article on lateral violence, particularly in First Nations communities and organizations, I find myself returning to the examples I encountered in this East Indian film. The main character is Jamal, a young adolescent tea server who has experienced tremendous loss and poverty in his young life. When he is chosen to appear on the television show “Who wants to be a Millionaire” he is clearly the underdog, a “Slum Dog”. Orphans, Jamal and his brother grow up in the slums of Mumbai after the racially motivated slaying of their mother.

It amounts to the colonized colonizing one another, a situation of the oppressed oppressing each other.... Frustration erupts and is instead directed at your peers by your side.

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As Jamal begins to win and move up the ladder of the show, many believe he is a liar and a fraud. Even the show’s host tries to shame and belittle him, going so far as to try to blatantly sabotage his success. As the movie unfolds and we see his brilliance through intimate flashbacks we come to understand how he is able to answer the questions by revealing the experiences he has lived through. His quiet power and ability to make a banquet from the crumbs of his impoverished life is inspiring. He is not conscious of this power, it is just who he is. What I found striking about the film was that the violence and oppression that his brother faced informed their different paths in life. While his brother, Salim became a violent gang member and continued the cycle of oppression, Jamal chose a life of hope and connection, in particular with a soulmate, Latikain, a fellow orphan girl. His dedication to making a better life for himself is colored by his love for her and his belief that they can create a better world together. This message is timely as we, the global family, face challenges and choices that will either heal or further harm our relationships and our world. Even as I write this I feel my admiration and love for the many people we have encountered through our work with Chameleon. Many have had to overcome enormous obstacles such as loss, oppression and uncertainty in order to build their capacity and create better lives for themselves and those they love both in their immediate families and in their communities. Often they have been the target of lateral violence even as they endeavor to contribute to the healing and progress of their communities and organizations. Sometimes, they have been the oppressors. The reality of lateral violence has touched their lives and yet they continue to strive to give and achieve for themselves, their nations and their ancestors. It is a great honor for us to do the work we do and to facilitate important conversations that have the potential to transform the past and inform the future. We believe that in order to do this we must create safety and openness. We ask for the wisdom of the culture to cradle the work we do. And most importantly, we call out to the willingness of those brave souls out there who are ready to name, tame and transform lateral violence in all its forms. This is how we eat the elephant…one bite at a time. CHAM_ABM_Ad_FINAL.pdf

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Sharing Tradition

Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Children & Family Services Society All of Us People Working Together For Our Children & Families

www.nenan.org 250.787.2151 #102, 10130 – 100th Ave Fort St John B.C.

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DEVLIN GAILUS

B A R R I S T ERS

A N D S OL I C I T O R S

556 Herald Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1S6 Telephone: 250.361.9469 Facsimile: 250.361.9429 www.devlingailus.com Devlin Gailus focuses exclusively on First Nations clients in the exciting field of aboriginal law. Christopher Devlin, John Gailus, Mitchell Couling, Carly Chunick and Tim Thielmann provide legal services to First Nations in the areas of aboriginal and treaty rights, treaty negotiation, resource consultation with the Crown, self-governance, specific claims, labour and employment, economic development and taxation for First Nations in British Columbia and Alberta. Christopher John Mitchell Carly Tim

Mobile 250.415.9470 Email christopher@devlingailus.com Mobile 250.514.9955 Email john@devlingailus.com Mobile 250.589.1415 Email mitchell@devlingailus.com Mobile 250.508.0450 Email carly@devlingailus.com Mobile 250.415.6761 Email timt@devlingailus.com

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Brian

Jungen a local artist

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famous around the world.


Brian Jungen was born Dane-zaa First Nation and Swiss-Canadian in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

Jungen is well-known for his ability to create unique Gestalt sculptures comprised of every day, mass produced items that resemble traditional Aboriginal artifacts and the natural world. Some of his most popular pieces like the Shapeshifter, a skeletal representation of a whale made from lawn chairs, and the Tube Stacks, which are the modern version of the West Coast totem poles constructed from golf bags, are only the gist of his creations. In 2005 to 2007, there was a major art exhibition that presented his work at the Vancouver Art Gallery among other galleries in Montreal, Rotterdam, and Munich. Most of his work has been exhibited in museums like Gwanju Biennial in South Korea, The New Museum in New York, and The Tate Modern in London. Since childhood, Brian always liked to paint and draw, though, he did not have the luxury to afford proper art materials. From paper plates to cardboard boxes, Brian learned to use whatever was available. His past conditions could very well be what inspired him to create the multifaceted works he creates today. He continues to show others “how to create art without having to rely on traditional materials”. In the public eye, Brian Jungen is a mystery. His calm and silent demure gives him an aura of unpretentious humility. He refers to his earlier life as “a struggle in the trenches”, he remembered seeing the beginning of his success in his late 20’s. When asked how he felt about his success, he humbly smiled and said: “Of course I was happy about it, I put in a lot of work.” When prodded about his spiritual background and how it may relate to his work, he kindly said: “That’s private”. The profundity of his style has bridged the invisible gap between our commercially driven society and the spiritually driven one. His life is akin to the popular Native American Myth of the Raven who stole the sun and moon from the chief and brought it out for the world to see. Like the Raven, he uses his art work to divulge issues that have commonly been overlooked by society; debunking the social stereotypes and cliches about aboriginal culture. Because of this, he will nevertheless, be a legacy of his time.


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Directory Advisory & Consultants Doig River Timber Timber cruising, harvesting, logging and First Nation consultation. Carl Pouce Coupe 250-827-3776, Ext. 241 — cpoucecoupe@doigriverfn.com Rose Prairie

K.B.L.N. Consulting Inc. Provide oil and gas consulting services, lease scouting and preplanning, road and lease construction supervision, clean up and restoration. Bernie Gairdner 250-774-3040 Fort Nelson

Symbols Design Corp. Project design consulting for cross-culture communication, marketing and multimedia education programs. Services include business and industry consultation, bridging cross-culture communication gaps, youth cultural media education programming and keynote. Garry Oker 250-785-5207 — oker@symbolsdesigns.com Fort St. John

Automotive Archie’s Autowrecking & Towing Towing and autowrecking. Archie Harrold 250-774-3054 — archiesautowrecking@theedge.ca 2071 Kenny -Yah Road Fort Nelson

Rapid Lube & Wash Law Office of Renzo D. Caron Aboriginal legal and policy advisory services. Renzo Caron 250-314-1933 — renzocaron@hotmail.com Kamloops

Northern Extreme Oilfield Services Write safety manuals, policies, procedures, ISN and others as needed. Ramona Thomas 250-774-3040 — rnorthernextreme_2006@hotmail.com Fort St. John

10 minute drive-thru oil change with no appointment necessary and self-serve car wash bays. Laurence Goulet 250-785-2191 — l_jgoulet@msn.com 11204 100 Ave Fort St. John

Communication Coffee Talk Express Community newsletter with local advertisers at very affordable rates. www.coffeetalkexpress.com Ramona Davidson 250-788-3421 — advertising@coffeetalkexpress.com Chetwynd

Glacier Graphics Design web pages and desktop publishing items, such as books and children’s illustrations, cartoonist and computer art. Earlene Bitterman 250-783-9131 — ebitterman@email.com Northeast BC

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Muskwa Creative

Alamo Contracting Ltd.

Copy writing & graphic design, website development & design. www.muskwacreative.com Bob Colebrook 250-326-2480 — bobcolebrook@yahoo.com Northeast BC

Lease and road maintenance; backhoe, grader and trucking for oilfield and residential. Carl Pouce Coupe 250-262-8756 — cpoucecoupe@doigriverfn.com Rose Prairie

The Pencil Box

Heavy equipment, seismic, water hauling, gravel hauling and road building. Joe Apsassin 250-630-2496 Buick

Stationery store plus a lot more, printing, wedding invitations, business cards, business forms. www.thepencilbox.net Ramona Davidson 250-326-2480 — stationery@thepencilbox.net Chetwynd

Construction Adolphus Capot-Blanc Contracting Ltd. Chainsaw, general labour, certified oil and gas fallers, slashing, burning, snag falling, seismic line cutting, certified flag control, quad seeding, and snow-packing with skidoo, SECOR certified. Adolphus Capot Blanc/ Charlene Badine 250-774-7119 — charlenebadine@hotmail.com Fort Nelson

Apsassin & Sons Contracting

B.I.C.A. Ltd. Labourers and seismic crews. Norman Apsassin 250-261-4366 Fort St. John

Beaver Dam Ventures Native Contracting Lease and road building, seismic, slashing, clean-up, pipeline right of way, first aid services and heavy equipment construction. Wes Rothlisberger 250-261-6520 — wes.beaverdam@telus.net Fort St. John

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Beaver Oilfield Construction Services Ltd. Oil and gas labourers and land clearing for pipelines, seismic, right of way, lease for land clearing and burning, seeding, reclamation and clean up. Michael Pouce Coupe 250-772-5700 Wonowon

Blue Moose Natural Resources Seismic slashing crews/labourers and line locating for oil and gas and forest industry. Brian McAdie bluemoose88@hotmail.com 10704 - 105 Ave Fort St. John

Brian’s Electric Inc. Commercial, residential and industrial class A electrical contractor. Brian Vernon 250-242-2014 210 - 195 Chamberlain Cres. Tumbler Ridge

CARD/APAN Contracting Oilfield slashing and labourers. Patricia Cardinal 250-787-7506 — pcardinal21@hotmail.com Fort St. John

Cardinal Excavating Ltd Backhoe excavation for basements, lot leveling and water & sewer services for general housing and building construction. Lou Cardinal 250-787-7184 Fort St. John

Cheyenne Industries Cheyenne Industries Inc. is a pipeline and facility contractor engaged in cross-country pipeline construction, gathering systems, compressor stations and pipeline rehabilitation. Nola Grieve 250-785-7333 — n.grieve@cheyenneindustries.ca 8916-107 Street Fort St. John

Dan Dettieh Contracting Ltd. Slashing, burning, ice flooding, snow packing, fencing and environmental monitoring. Equipment: crew trucks, Skidoos, quads and chainsaws. Danny Dettieh 250-774-7209 Fort Nelson

Daughter & Walter Contracting Seismic slashing crews, clean-up and labour work. Walter Apsassin 250-630-2159 Fort St. John

Deep Basin Energy Cleaning, facility construction, pipeline and pipeline repair. Ken Cameron 250-788-1768 Moberly Lake

Deer River Holdings Ltd. Lease construction and reclamation, pipeline vegetation management, seismic services and construction services. Reynold Dickie 250-774-3291 — drh2008@theedge.ca 1325 Corcoran Place Fort Nelson

Doig River Energy Ltd. Oilfield Services, turn around, facility maintenance, constructions, road monitoring, welding, CWB shop and general oilfield services. (see profile on page 15) Terry Aven 250-785-7093 dre@dreoilfield.com Fort St. John

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Dowd Brothers Contracting Ltd.

Eh-Cho Dene Enterprises

General oilfield hauling, pipeline ROW, road and lease building. Lance Dowd 250-787-5539 10316, 106 Street Fort St. John

Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment, such as CATS, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Harvey Behn 250-774-7523 — Harvey@ehchodene.com RR 1 Mile 293 Alaska Hwy Fort Nelson

Dunedin River Contracting Ltd. Slashing, clearing and oilfield maintenance. Jason Dettieh 250-500-2081 — dunedin.rcltd@gmail.com Fort Nelson

EOS Pipeline and Facilities Inc.

Road building construction and heavy equipment operation. Lynn McFeeters 250-788-3120 — lmcfeeters@dcclp.com Chetwynd

Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment, such as, CATS, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Rick Arneson 250-774-9951 — ricka@eos1990.com Fort Nelson

E.G. ASP’S. Oil Field Services Ltd.

Falcon Contracting Ltd.

Duz Cho Construction

Labour for seismic, pipeline right-of-way clearing and lease building, with heavy equipment. Clarence Apsassin 250-794-8551 or 250-630-2775 — cga-aps@hotmail.com Buick

Eagle Nest Energy Ltd. Labourers and seismic crews for pipeline, lease clearing and logging. Debby or Randy Yahey 250-772-4138 Charlie Lake

Eensa Contracting Oilfield labourers, pipeline labourers, seismic slashing, hotshot and general oilfield services. Darryl Michel 250-775-1571 — dmichel@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

Site preparation and development, road building and maintenance, lease construction, gravel crushing and supply, workforce, camp installations, onsite medical and security services, and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — zpickering@falconcontractingltd.com or cburke@falconcontractingltd.com Fort Nelson

First Contact Band-Aide Services Ltd. First aid, seismic, slashing crews and labourers. Gabe Harvey 250-261-8906 or 250-785-3040 gharvey5@telus.net Fort St. John

G. Yahey Contracting Labourers for pipelining, seismic and access road right of ways and burning. Gerald Yahey 250-630-2530 Buick

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Graham River Oilfield Services Ltd. Oil and gas field operation services for slashing (2D/3D seismic line, heli-portable, roads row, pipeline row) clearing, brush pile burning, road construction, first aid (one MTC), casual labourers for clean-up, pipeline ROW and general duties. Coleen Achla and Bobby Jackson 250-772-5161 — graham.river.oilfield@live.ca Wonowon and Fort St. John

High Volume Contracting Slashing and burning for oil & gas and forestry industry. Tyson Logan 250-788-1858 Moberly Lake

Inland Rentals Ltd. / Rapid Lube & Wash 10 minute drive thru oil change with no appointment necessary, self-serve car wash bays, home renovation and residential equipment rentals, lighting, sound and DJ equipment rentals. Laurence Goulet 250-785-2191 — l_jgoulet@msn.com 11204 100 Ave Fort St John

J. Hunter & Sons Contracting Ltd. General contracting for the oilfield and forest industry for road and pipeline right-of-ways. Jerry Hunter 250-772-5098 Wonowon

JSD Construction Ltd. Heavy equipment and mulcher rentals. Slashing and burning labourers and log salvaging. Dennis Davis 250-787-7762 — dav1092007@yahoo.ca Fort St. John

K.B.L.N. Consulting Inc. Provide oil and gas consulting services, lease scouting and pre-planning, road and lease construction supervision, clean up and restoration. Bernie Gairdner 250-774-3040 Fort Nelson

Kalmar Construction Ltd. Kalmar Construction Ltd. Is a locally owned and operated Metis company in Fort St. John, BC since 1987. We are a commercial, industrial and oilfield general contractor that specializes in concrete. We have worked on numerous large construction projects. Kim Henry 250-787-7118 — kim@kalmarconstruction.com 10035 Beaver Road Fort St. John

KCR Contracting Co. General slashing, snag falling, lease clearing, 2D & 3D seismic and lease fencing. Kirby Field 250-772-5208 — kcrcontractingco@yahoo.ca Wonowon

Khantah Contracting Ltd. Slashing, burning, lease prep, snag falling, seismic line clean-up. All personnel are certified. Equipment includes: snowmobiles, ATV’s, trucks, D4 dozer, water pumps, tools, etc. Active ISN member. John Capot-Blanc and Eliza Badine 250-774-2073 or 250-321-4500 — ejbadine@theedge.ca Fort Nelson

Kirshia Ventures Ltd. Slashing, crews/labourers for seismic, pipeline, leases, roads, reclamation. Shawn Davis 250-630-9404 Buick

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Les Wood and Sons Ltd.

Moberly River Contracting

Slashing and burning for seismic and pipeline right of way, silviculture, clean up and general labor. Equipment includes a Kobelco backhoe. Ethel Wood 250-788-2743 Chetwynd

Road building, leases,oil and gas,mining. Thomas Nelson 250-788-3421 — tantacs37@hotmail.com Moberly Lake,BC

Little Beaver Enterprises Services include: hand cut lines & line clean-up for geophysical exploration, labourers for contract work and seeding for pipeline, leases and reclamation work. Trucks and equipment also available. Paul Gillis/Kevin Tsakoza 250-774-6457 — redfern57@gmail.com Fort Nelson

Little Prairie Contracting We specialize in oil and gas land clearing services (hand and machine) for seismic, road and pipeline right-of-ways, lease pads, and construction. We are also available to assist with labor recruitment and coordination. Warren Garbitt / Nicole Garbitt 250-788-9494 — wgarbitt@moberlylake.net Chetwynd

M&M Resources Inc. Complete first aid & safety services, mulching and clearing services, slashing and labour services, general trucking and hazardous waste hauling. Michael Acko 250-263-0077 — mikea@mmresinc.com 11308 100th Ave Fort St. John (see ad on page 27)

Men of Business Seismic, slashing, clean-up, pipeline right of way, silviculture, labour, lease building, heavy equipment, environmental monitoring and pipeline labour. Isaiah Acko 250-262-1816 — menofbusinessacko@yahoo.ca 10120 - 92nd St. Fort St. John

Moose Mountain Contracting Ltd. Labourers, power saw crews for seismic, lease, road clearing. Keith or Doreen Gervais 250-773-6508 — keithgervais@live.ca Prophet River

Muskosis Ventures Ltd. Seismic slashing & burning, silviculture, snow packing and labourers. Rose Capot Blanc 250-233-8668 — muskosis@gmail.com Fort Nelson

Nicholson Contracting Oilfield equipment, water and gravel hauling, ice road packing with snow cat and tractor with drag, hotshot service for equipment and large loads. Vera Nicholson 250-233-8973 — nicholson@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

Nig Creek Contracting Seismic slashing crews. Pat Chipesia 250-630-2692 — patrickchipesia@hotmail.com Buick

Northern Bald Eagle Enterprises Ltd Seismic slashing crews/labourers, snag falling, and lease & road building. Ralph Apsassin 250-563-3050 Prince George Trailer #7, 2125 North Nechako Rd.

Northern Ice Roads Ice road building and highway maintenance. Equipment: grader, water truck, and multi-use underbody front plow. Monty Lynch 250-233-2076 or 250-233-1040 Fort Nelson

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Sahtaneh (Sa-tan-eh) Contracting Ltd.

Seismic slashing crews and labourers. Richard Apsassin 250-630-2608 Montney

Labor contracting, slashing, burning, mulching, equipment rental (quads, skidoos, power saws, water pumps), pipeline and line clearing. Vance Parson 250-774-7887 Fort Nelson

Paul Paquette & Sons Contracting

Sipugahma Contracting Ltd

Northern Native Contracting

Heavy equipment contractor for mining, logging, road and lease construction. Paul Paquette 250-788-1845 — twpowell@paulpaquette.com Chetwynd

Well site construction, road construction and reclamation. Tim Davis 250-788-2499 — tim.davis@sipugahma.ca Moberly Lake

Pouce Coupe Ventures Ltd.

First aid attendants and safety watch personnel, certified chainsaw operators and general pipeline crews. Equipment: 6 certified MTC units. Sharon Sopel 250-774-7938 — sharon.sopel@hotmail.com Fort Nelson

Seismic line cutting, seismic slashing, clean-up, pipeline right-of-way clearing, lease and road construction and general labour. Delmer Pouce Coupe 250-262-9536 or 250-772-4700 — pcventures@yahoo.ca Wonowon

Pro-Sies Oil Field Services Ltd Seismic slashing crews / labourers and pigging & steaming. Wayne Yahey 250-630-2669 Buick

Razor Resources Corporation Servicing the oil and gas, forestry and mining industries with seismic line cutting & mulching; highway and high-grade pilot car services. Michael Foerderer 250-788-3833 — azorresources@yahoo.ca Moberly Lake

Renegade Construction Inc. Lease and road building, slashing, clean-up, general labour, pipeline right of way, first aid services, seismic, heavy equipment construction. Trevor Makadahay or Jason Steiner 250-263-0993 — renecon@telus.net Rose Prairie

Rudy Paquette Contracting and First Aid Slashing and burning for seismic, pipeline right of way, general labor and first aid services. Equipment includes medical trailers (11x 40 on skids) and three MTC units. Rudy Paquette 250-788-3265 Moberly Lake

S-S Contracting Water hauling, oilfield and road construction, seismic, pipeline right-of-way clearing and heavy equipment operating. Shawn Harding 250-781-3111 — summitxtreme99@hotmail.com Cecil Lake 35

SoBe Services Ltd

Spruce Creek Contracting Ltd. Lease and road building and maintenance for oil and gas industry - environmental clean-ups, road building, reclamation, general excavation, site development, right of way clearing, pilot car service, well site construction and clean-up, seismic line preparation. Fran/Calvin Steiner 250-787-9334 — spcreek@telus.net 9801 Swanson St Fort St. John

Stone Child Ventures Seismic, slashing, silviculture, pipeline & right-of-way clearing, clean-up and labourers Ron Stoney 250-787-2358 10715 102 Ave Fort St. John

Succona Lake Ventures Silviculture, labour, slashing, seismic, clean-up, pipeline right-of-Way, reclamation, lease and road building, sump fencing and beaver control. Kelvin Davis 250-827-3771 — dardavis@telus.net Rose Prairie

Summit Pipeline Services Ltd. Construction services based company providing maintenance, rehabilitation and installation of piping and facilities that services the oil and gas transmission industry. www.summitpipeline.com Fay Masear or Tyler Madigan (250) 782-5133 or (Ontario) 807-939-1100 — info@summitpipeline.com 501-108 Ave Dawson Creek


Top Notch Oilfield Contracting Ltd

Apsassin & Sons Contracting

Heavy equipment operation rentals and labourers for land clearing, slashing and dangerous tree falling. Equipment includes: mulchers, cats and excavators for road construction, seismic and pipeline row clearing. Boomer Desjarlais 250-793-2276 — topnotch2003@hotmail.com Fort St. John

Heavy equipment, seismic, water hauling, gravel hauling and road building. Joe Apsassin 250-630-2496 Buick

Up North Contracting Ltd. Heavy equipment and seismic slashing for leases, roads, pipeline & road right-of-way and Reclamation. Malcolm Apsassin 250-630-2573 — mapsassin@blueberryfn.ca Motney

Archie’s Autowrecking & Towing Towing and autowrecking. Archie Harrold 250-774-3054 — archiesautowrecking@theedge.ca 2071 Kenny -Yah Road Fort Nelson

Dowd Brothers Contracting Ltd.

Heavy equipment and seismic slashing. Ronald Apsassin 250-630-2585 Fort St. John

General oilfield hauling, pipeline ROW, road and lease building. Lance Dowd 250-787-5539 10316, 106 Street Fort St. John

Xpert Oilfield Construction

E & K Water Services Ltd.

X-2 Enterprises

Heavy equipment operation and labourers for seismic and pipeline clearing, well sites, roads, mines and reclamation. Equipment includes: mulchers, cats, backhoes and hand operated machines. Nellie Garbitt 250-788-4205 or (inquiry) 250-788-3663 — xpert@moberlylake.net Moberly Lake

Yahey Brothers Enterprises Heavy equipment, seismic slashing and water delivery for pipelines and oilfield maintenance. We specialize in insulation. Marvin Yahey 250-630-2369 — yaheybros@hotmail.com Charlie Lake

Delivery & Hauling 3 Nation Ventures Log yard maintenance and operations, rig and swamp mat hauling and log hauling. Tom Aird 250-788-3314 — tom@3nv.ca Moberly Lake

8 Pac Delivery Fort St. John general delivery service for take out food, cigarettes, convenience items, snack foods, etc. Open 9 am to midnight. Out of town deliveries for additional fee. Bernard Thompson 250-262-9417 Fort St. John

Industrial and construction water haul with two 2005 Freightliner trucks, each with 100 barrel tanks. Earl Stager 250-773-6335 Fort Nelson

Eensa Contracting Oilfield labourers, pipeline labourers, seismic slashing, hotshot and general oilfield services. Darryl Michel 250-775-1571 — dmichel@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

Eh-Cho Dene Enterprises Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment, such as, CATS, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Harvey Behn 250-774-7523 — Harvey@ehchodene.com Fort Nelson

EOS Pipeline and Facilities Inc. Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment, such as, CATS, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Rick Arneson 250-774-9951 — ricka@eos1990.com Fort Nelson

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James Gairdner Trucking Hauling equipment, shacks and temporary bridges for oilfield and seismic companies. Construction equipment hauling for building roads, leases, etc. James (Manny) Gairdner 250-774-2962 Fort Nelson

M. Lynch Trucking Tractor and low bed services, light hot shot and pilot car. Monty Lynch 250-233-2076 or 250-774-6580 Fort Nelson

M&M Resources Inc. Complete first aid & safety services, mulching and clearing services, slashing and labour services, general trucking and hazardous waste hauling. Michael Acko 250-263-0077 — mikea@mmresinc.com 11308 100th Ave Fort St. John (see ad on page 27)

Moberly Lake Water Hauling Services Sole proprietorship business owned and operated by Henriette Laundry. Services provided include rig water hauling, dust suppression and lease prep. Equipment: Two Kenworth Trucks with 100 barrel water tanks, 450 Timberjack Skidder with 500 gallon water tank and snow blade, 1500 gallon water tank on wheels with a three inch bowie pump attached. Henriette Landry 250-788-1142 or 250-788-2248 — hlandry@moberlylake.net Moberly Lake

Nicholson Contracting Oilfield equipment, water and gravel hauling, ice road packing with snow cat and tractor with drag; Hotshot service for equipment and large loads. Vera Nicholson 250-233-8973 — nicholson@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

S-S Contracting Water hauling, oilfield and road construction, seismic, pipeline right-of-way clearing and heavy equipment operating. Shawn Harding 250-781-3111 — summitxtreme99@hotmail.com Cecil Lake

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Wolverine Ventures Ltd. Light oilfield hauling, towing, hotshot, box truck and animal control. Knute Loe 250-774-2191 Fort Nelson

Yahey Brothers Enterprises Heavy equipment, seismic slashing and water delivery for pipelines and oilfield maintenance. We specialize in insulation. Marvin Yahey 250-630-2369 — yaheybros@hotmail.com Charlie Lake

Entertainment Inland Rentals Ltd / Rapid Lube & Wash 10 minute drive thru oil change with no appointment necessary, self-serve car wash bays, home renovation and residential equipment rentals, lighting, sound and DJ equipment rentals. Laurence Goulet 250-785-2191 — l_jgoulet@msn.com 11204 100 Ave Fort St John

Food & Beverage Buckinghorse River Lodge Restaurant & Motel located at Mile 175 on the Alaska highway. Drop in and reserved accommodations available. Vel Shannon 250-772-4999 — bhrl99@yahoo.com 250-772-4999 Buckinghorse

Hug a Mug A small coffee shop in central Dawson Creek. Hug A Mug is known for its specialty espresso drinks, homemade soups & sandwiches, fresh baked goods and frozen yogurt. Hug A Mug is a unique place where customers can socialize with each other in a relaxing environment. www.hugamug.ca Laurie Bergen 250-782-6659 1012 102 Ave Dawson Creek


Maxine’s Catering Enjoy a personalized hot or cold healthy meal at a reasonable price. Maxine’s catering can serve you for all special occasions, including: business conventions, workshops & meetings, birthdays, family reunions, and all holiday events. Maxine Burke 250-774-4284 or 250-774-7651, ext. 243 maxine_burke@hotmail.com Fort Nelson

Snake River Energy Services Ltd. Workforce camp and catering for 1 to 1000 people, security services and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — cburke@snakeriverenergy.com and zpickering@snakeriverenergy.com Fort Nelson

Taylor Peace Valley Market Gardens Local and chemical free grown market vegetables Taylor and Fort St. John. Kirk and Joyce Morin 250-789-9207 Taylor

Maintenance 3 Nation Ventures Log yard maintenance and operations, rig and swamp mat hauling and log hauling. Tom Aird 250-788-3314 — tom@3nv.ca Moberly Lake

Cheyenne Industries Pipeline and facility contractor engaged in cross-country pipeline construction, gathering systems, compressor stations and pipeline rehabilitation. Experienced employees and quality equipment enable us to handle projects of many types. Nola Grieve 250-785-7333 — n.grieve@cheyenneindustries.ca 8916-107 Street Fort St. John

Doig River Energy Ltd.

Doig River Timber

Oilfield services, turn around, facility maintenance and constructions and road monitoring, welding, CWB shop and general oilfield services. Terry Aven 250-785-7093 — dre@dreoilfield.com 10493 Alder Crescent Fort St. John (see profile on page 15)

Timber Cruising, harvesting, logging and First Nation consultation.

Dunedin River Contracting Ltd.

Forestry

Carl Pouce Coupe 250-827-3776, Ext. 241 — cpoucecoupe@doigriverfn.com Rose Prairie

JSD Construction Ltd. Heavy equipment and mulcher rentals, slashing and burning labourers, and log salvaging. Dennis Davis 250-787-7762 — dav1092007@yahoo.ca Fort St. John

Les Wood and Sons Ltd. Slashing and burning for seismic and pipeline right of way, silviculture, clean up and general labor. Equipment includes a Kobelco backhoe. Ethel Wood 250-788-2743 Chetwynd

Slashing, clearing and oilfield maintenance. Jason Dettieh 250-500-2081 — dunedin.rcltd@gmail.com Fort Nelson

Eh-Cho Dene Enterprises Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment, such as, CATS, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Harvey Behn 250-774-7523 — Harvey@ehchodene.com Fort Nelson

EOS Pipeline and Facilities Inc. Heavy equipment, lease and road construction and maintenance, seismic cutting, excavations, slashing crews, gravel crushing and supply pit run. Equipment includes: 60+ pieces of heavy equipment including Cats, graders, loaders, backhoes and rock trucks. Rick Arneson 250-774-9951 — ricka@eos1990.com or communityrelations@eos1990.com Fort Nelson

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Monitoring

Falcon Contracting Ltd.

Dan Dettieh Contracting Ltd.

Site preparation and development, road building and maintenance, lease construction, gravel crushing and supply, workforce, camp installations, onsite medical and security services, and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — zpickering@falconcontractingltd.com or cburke@falconcontractingltd.com Unit #3, 4800-46th Fort Nelson

Lancasters Pressure Testing Inc. A Fort Nelson First Nation member partnered owner/ operator B.O.P. pressure testing company working in the oil and gas industry is capable of testing to 70 000 KPA. Trucks and equipment are built to operate in cold climates with back-up equipment and on board air compressors. Grant Lancaster 250-263-4061 — par49th59917@yahoo.com Fort Nelson

Northern Ice Roads Ice road building and highway maintenance. Equipment: grader, water trucks, and 1 Multi-use Underbody front plow. Monty Lynch 250-233-2076 or 250-233-1040 Fort Nelson

Spruce Creek Contracting Ltd. Lease and road building and maintenance for oil and gas industry - environmental clean-ups, road building, reclamation, general excavation, site development, right-of-way clearing, pilot car service, well site construction and clean-up, seismic line preparation. Fran/Calvin Steiner 250-787-9334 — spcreek@telus.net 9801 Swanson St Fort St. John

Summit Pipeline Services Ltd. Construction services based company providing maintenance, rehabilitation and installation of piping and facilities that services the oil and gas transmission industry. www.summitpipeline.com Fay Masear or Tyler Madigan 250-782-5133 or (Ontario) 807-939-1100 — Fay_masear@summitpipeline.com 501-108 Ave Dawson Creek

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Slashing, burning, ice flooding, snow packing, Fencing and Environmental Monitoring. Equipment: crew trucks, Skidoos, quads and chainsaws. Danny Dettieh 250-774-7209

Doig River Energy Ltd. Oilfield services, turn around, facility maintenance and constructions and road monitoring, welding, CWB shop and general oilfield services. Terry Aven 250-785-7093 — dre@dreoilfield.com 10493 Alder Crescent Fort St. John (see profile on pge 15)

Jaco Ventures Owner/operator specializing in Environmental Monitoring on Pipeline right of ways. Also assistance with oilfield archeology, environmental and wildlife technical monitoring, and, soil, water and vegetation sampling.

Bea Paton 250-794-8414 — jacoventures@gmail.com #37, 9807 87 Street Fort St. John

Prophet River Operations Ltd Coordinate Archaeological and Environmental monitoring, and Manage PRFN Business Ventures. Andy Calahisen or Beverly Stager 250-773-6304 — andy_calahisen & bev_stager@yahoo.ca Prophet River

SoBe Services Ltd First aid attendants and safety watch personnel, certified chainsaw operators and general pipeline crews. Equipment: 6 certified MTC units. Sharon Sopel 250-774-7938 — sharon.sopel@hotmail.com Fort Nelson

Succona Lake Ventures Silviculture, labour, slashing, seismic, clean-up, pipeline right-of-way, reclamation, lease and road building, sump fencing and beaver control. Kelvin Davis 250-827-3771 — dardavis@telus.net Rose Prairie


Wolverine Ventures Ltd. Light oilfield hauling, towing, hotshot, boxtruck and animal control. Knute Loe 250-774-2191 Fort Nelson

Other Bizzy Body Event Planners

Rentals Inland Rentals Ltd. Home renovation and residential equipment rentals, lighting, sound and DJ equipment rentals.

Laurence Goulet 250-785-2191 — l_jgoulet@msn.com 11205 100 Ave Fort St. John

Event Planning, conferences, seminars, weddings, concerts, tournaments, cultural events and administrative services. www.bizzybody.ca Jocelyn Schick 250-793-0272 — jocelyn@bizzybody.ca 11415 104 Street Fort St. John

JSD Construction Ltd.

Crystal Clear Window Cleaning Interior and exterior window cleaning for residential and commercial buildings. Serving the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek areas. Bruce 250-261-9377 Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

Workforce camp and catering for 1 to 1000 people, security services and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — cburke@snakeriverenergy.com and zpickering@snakeriverenergy.com Unit #3, 4800-46th Avenue Fort Nelson

Fortress Lock and Key

Top Notch Oilfield Contracting Ltd

Products include: keys, padlocks, deadbolts, lockout sets and lockout boards and auto locks. Services Include: commercial and residential installation and repairs, key cutting, automotive lock repairs. Open 8am to 5pm (closed for lunch). John or Chris Davidson 250-785-4623 — fortress@ocol.com 10212 - 94th Avenue Fort St. John

Heavy equipment operation rentals and labourers for land clearing, slashing and dangerous tree falling. Equipment includes: mulchers, cats and excavators for road construction, seismic and pipeline row clearing. Boomer Desjarlais 250-793-2276 — topnotch2003@hotmail.com Fort St. John

Retail

John’s Exterior Maintenance

Adeline Dickie’s Native Crafts/ Mukluk Mama

Heavy equipment and mulcher rentals. Slashing and burning labourers and log salvaging. Dennis Davis 250-787-7762 — dav1092007@yahoo.ca Fort St. John

Snake River Energy Services Ltd.

Exterior/interior window washing, vinyl siding & eavestrough cleaning and portable pressure washing. Shane Smith 250-219-1664 — theshanemanistheman@hotmail.com Dawson Creek

Handmade native crafts, beading, clothing, moccasins, mukluks, mitts, souvenirs, etc. Crafts can be handmade to customer’s specifications. Adeline Dickie

Prophet River Contracting

On-reserve store that offers fuel and general convenience items. Nancy LaLonde 250-788-3007 Highway 29 North Moberly Lake 250-774-7010 — cdickie@theedge.ca Fort Nelson

Dan Chipesia 250-774-4418 — danchipesia@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

Shelly’s Pooch Parlour Certified dog grooming service. Shelly Proctor-Goulet 250-788-1030 — odie3toes@hotmail.com Chetwynd

Crow Feathers General Store

Tryna Gower Photography Professional photography studio with mobile services. Tryna Gower 250-782-4671 —info@trynagowerphotography.com Dawson Creek

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Neh-Zoo Gas & Convenience Fuel and convenience items. Rosemarie McDermott 250-774-4200 — nehzoo@northwestel.net Fort Nelson

Scoop Clothing Woman’s high fashion clothing boutique at reasonable prices in Fort St. John, BC. www.scoopclothing.ca Paulette Flamond 250-787-0673 —info@scoopclothing.ca 9935 100th Ave Fort St. John

Falcon Contracting Ltd. Site preparation and development, road building and maintenance, lease construction, gravel crushing and supply, workforce, camp installations, onsite medical and security services, and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — zpickering@falconcontractingltd.com or cburke@falconcontractingltd.com Unit #3, 4800-46th Avenue Fort Nelson

First Contact Band-Aide Services Ltd.

Safety

First aid, seismic, slashing crews and labourers. Gabe Harvey 250-261-8906 or 250-785-3040 — gharvey5@telus.net 9420 93rd Fort St. John

A&J First Aid

Golden Eagle Safety Ltd.

First aid medics. John Paul Newton 250-788-1820 — john@aandjfirstaid.com 5021 - 49th NW, Suite #204, Chetwynd

Industrial first aid service with MTC’s (Medical Treatment Centers). SECOR and ISN compliant. Cindy O’Brien 250-788-9160 or250-788-1801 — c-safety@live.com Moberly Lake

Action Industrial First Aid Ltd.

Graham River Oilfield Services Ltd.

Industrial first aid and security. Sandra Minisie 250-782-8202 or 1-888-782-8204 — info@actionservices.ca Dawson Creek

Beaver Dam Ventures Native Contracting Lease and road building, seismic, slashing, clean-up, Pipeline right-of-way, first aid services and heavy equipment construction. Wes Rothlisberger 250-261-6520 — wes.beaverdam@telus.net or bd0256@telus.net 10433 - 269 Road Fort St. John

Darrell Garbitt ATV Certification Certified ATV Instructor with the Canada Safety Council for 5 years. Darrell Garbitt 250-788-7927 Chetwynd

Oil and gas filed operation services for slashing (2D/3D seismic line, heli-portable, roads row, pipeline row) clearing , brush pile burning, road construction, first aid (one MTC), casual labourers for clean-up, pipeline ROW and general duties. Coleen Achla and Bobby Jackson 250-772-5161 — graham.river.oilfield@live.ca Wonowon and Fort St. John

JB & S.T.A.R First Aid Services Industrial first aid. www.jbandstar.com Audrey Sam 250-793-5229 — aesam@shaw.ca 9404 -106th Ave Fort St. John (see ad on page 9)

M. Lynch Trucking Tractor and low bed Services, light hot shot and pilot car. Monty Lynch 250-233-2076 or 250-774-6580 Fort Nelson

M&M Resources Inc. Complete first aid & safety services, mulching and clearing services, slashing and labour services, general trucking and hazardous waste hauling. Michael Acko 250-263-0077 — mikea@mmresinc.com 11308 100th Ave Fort St. John (see ad on page 27)

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Messiah Safety Ltd. Industrial first aid for oil and gas forest and mining industries. Robin Apsassin 250-261-3526 — messiah.safety.ltd@hotmail.com Fort St. John

Nayla Construction Traffic monitoring, security and industrial traffic control. Earlene Bitterman 250-783-9131 — ebitterman@email.com Hudson’s Hope

Penny’s First Aid Industrial First aid service with 5 MTC’s (Medical Treatment Centers). SECOR and ISN compliant. Penny Berg 250-788-2039 — pennysfirstaid@gmail.com Chetwynd (see ad on table of content page)

Prophet River Pilot Car Services Services include: Piloting wide load trucks for rig moves, camp trailer moves, and anything that requires pilot car services. Doreen Gervais 250-773-6508 Prophet River

Road to Recovery Ambulence services. Doreen Shadow 250-262-5566 or 250-263-7984 — doreen_23@hotmail.com #106 - 8420 Alaska Road Fort St. John

Razor Resources Corporation Servicing the oil and gas, forestry and mining industries with seismic line cutting & mulching, highway and high-grade Pilot Car Services. Michael Foerderer 250-788-3833 — razorresources@yahoo.ca Moberly Lake

Renegade Construction Inc. Lease and road building, slashing, clean-up, general labour, pipeline right of way, first aid services, seismic, heavy equipment construction. Trevor Makadahay or Jason Steiner 250-263-0993 — renecon@telus.net Rose Prairie

Reuben Walker Ltd. Industrial first aid services with 2 MTC units. We are

available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to service the oil and gas, forest and mining industries. Reuben Walker 250-788-9919 (msg) — reub_walker@hotmail.com Chetwynd

SoBe Services Ltd First aid attendants and safety watch personnel, certified chainsaw operators and general pipeline crews. Equipment: 6 certified MTC units. Sharon Sopel 250-774-7938 — sharon.sopel@hotmail.com Fort Nelson

Spruce Creek Contracting Ltd. Lease and road building and maintenance for oil and gas industry - environmental clean ups, road building, reclamation, general excavation, site development, rght-of -way clearing, pilot car service, well site construction and Clean up, Seismic Line Preparation. Fran/Calvin Steiner 250-787-9334 — spcreek@telus.net 9801 Swanson St Fort St John

Security AB SECURITY Security services for the oil and gas industry, construction sites, alternative energy sites and to other industry sectors. Clarence Mineault 250-782-7761 —absecurity2009@gmail.com 1204-118 Avenue Dawson Creek

Action Industrial First Aid Ltd. Industrial First Aid and Security. Sandra Minisie 250-782-8202 or 1-888-782-8204 — info@actionservices.ca Dawson Creek

Falcon Contracting Ltd. Site preparation and development, road building and maintenance, lease construction, gravel crushing and supply, workforce, camp installations, onsite medical and security services, and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 —zpickering@falconcontractingltd.com or cburke@falconcontractingltd.com Unit #3, 4800-46th Avenue Fort Nelson

Nayla Construction Traffic monitoring, security and industrial traffic control. Earlene Bitterman 250-783-9131 — ebitterman@email.com Hudson’s Hope Northeastern BC Aboriginal Trades & Services Directory  42


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Snake River Energy Services Ltd. Workforce camp and catering for 1 to 1000 people, security services and equipment rentals. Zane Pickering or Cliff Burke 250-774-2548 — cburke@snakeriverenergy.com and zpickering@snakeriverenergy.com Unit #3, 4800-46th Avenue Fort Nelson

Bpressure welding, mobile welding, pipeline, structural and fabricating. Terry Wildeman 250-321-1613 Fort Nelson

R. Dendys Welding Ltd.

Welding

All welding function and fully equipped and certified. Richard Dendys 250-775-0579 Fort Nelson

Doig River Energy Ltd.

Wicked Welding

Oilfield services, turn around, facility maintenance and constructions and road monitoring, welding, CWB shop and general oilfield services. Terry Aven 250-785-7093 — dre@dreoilfield.com 10493 Alder Crescent Fort St. John

Welding and steel fabrication. Shane Olanski 250-785-8537 — wickedwelding@telus.net 9108 - 102 Ave Fort St. John

Local Aboriginal Service Organizations Treaty 8 Tribal Association Protect, Secure, and Manage the land and environment for economic and cultural uses for all future generations in the enhancement and implementation of the true spirit and intent of Treaty #8. (250) 785-0612 — www.treaty8.ca 10233 100th Avenue Fort St. John, V1J 1Y8

Friendship Centres The Friendship Centres offer programs and services to promote and build healthy lifestyles and relationships through our values focused on Aboriginal people.

FORT ST. JOHN 10208-95th Avenue (250) 785-8566

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FORT NELSON 5012-49th Avenue (250) 774-2993

CHETWYND DAWSON CREEK 5301 S. Access Rd. 1320 102nd Avenue (250) 788-2996 (250)782-5202


Local Aboriginal Organizations

NEABWC

Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre

(250) 785-1870 — www.neabwc.ca 10039 - 100th Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Y5

NEABWC

Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre

NEABWC Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre Aboriginal Business begins here! Offers services to Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit individuals as well as businesses in Northeastern British Columbia. Our services include business start-up, expansion and planning services. Our wellness services offer a confidential holistic approach to professional development and entrepreneurship by coaching interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, and supplying business support.

NENAS Northeast Native Advancing Society Create opportunities for First Nation and Inuit people to realize their full potential while supporting the unity and cohesiveness of First Nations in northeast British Columbia.

(250) 785-0887 — www.nenas.org 10328-101st Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B5

NEABWC

Includes job placement services, training support, industry liaison and youth and family services including the Aboriginal Head Start program and Rising Spirit Aboriginal Youth Centre.

Northeast Aboriginal Business & Wellness Centre

NE A S E P Northeast Aboriginal Skills & Employment Program

NEASEP NorthEast Aboriginal Skills & Employment Program Works with industry partners to find and train aboriginal people for career placement opportunities.

(250) 785-0887 — www.nenas.org 10328-101st Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B5

NENAN Nenan Dane_Zaa Deh Zona Children & Family Services An organization working to develop a new model of child welfare jurisdiction, governance, services and quality assurance in Northeastern BC. (250) 787-2151 — www.nenan.org #102, 10130-100th Avenue Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y6

METIS BC&Nation Employment Training Provides services to Metis people including Employment & Training services, careerCounseling counseling, resumes, job bank and program funding. Career (250) 787-2151 — www.nenan.org Resumes #102, 10130-100th Avenue Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y6 Job Bank Ph: (250) 787-1957 10021-100th St Fort St John BC V1J 3Y5

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