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Northeast NEWS

February 21, 2013

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FREE SKATING FOR FORT NELSON By NPSCU Submitted article FORT NELSON - Every family in Fort Nelson can make memories on ice for the rest of winter, thanks to a donation from North Peace Savings and Credit Union (NPSCU). Starting February 22nd, Fort Nelson’s Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre arena will open its skating rink to the public free of charge every Saturday this season, with the cost of tickets covered by NPSCU. Recognizing the positive impact that affordable, accessible recreation has on a community, NPSCU decided to make a donation equal to ticket costs every Saturday until the end of the season, so everyone can access the arena on its most popular day of the week. "North Peace Savings wants to help provide a fun activity that people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds could participate in," says NPSCU's Fort Nelson branch manager, Nolan Hill. "We're all about community, so we're providing something that will build a sense of community for all Fort Nelson residents." Coinciding with the kick-off of this community-building initiative, NPSCU will sponsor FSJ Minor Hockey league’s pre-novice tournament in Fort St. John on February 23rd – 24th. Teams from all over North-Eastern BC and North-Western AB will go home wearing a tournament toque from North Peace Savings— regardless of whether or not their team placed well in the tournament—as a reminder of their time.

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Penny Gagnon, executive director of the Fort St. John Child Development Centre, receives a $1000-donation from Dr. Gentles, Dr. Lang, and Dr. Timmons from Northern Vision Care Optometrists.

Site C finance

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capital cost. According to the Site C: Business Case Summary renewable. So, keeping in mind that we already have a gas plant the capital cost takes up $83.25 of the total cost while operat- in Fort Nelson, Prince Rupert and Burrard thermal in Vancouing costs make up $1.50, in addition to sustaining capital, water ver, which we also run for back up, there’s very little room for us rentals and grants-in-lieu which brings it to a total of $95.00 in to add a large amount of gas within the Clean Energy Act from the 2011 figures what we’re allowed.” “Clearly, the major cost on our electricity bill will come from suspects though, that there is indeed enough leverage CALL 250.787.8999 “Let Us Be Your Key Supplier” this capital cost on $7.9 billion for the Site C project,” writes forKoechl a gas plant with a life time of 30 years. He said a gas plant Cell 778-256-1685 • Unit 5, 10404 101 Avenue Plaza, Fort St. John, BC Koechl and Kroecher. “The certainly gives off green house gas emissions but so does Site C. operational cost is clearly neg“Here’s the thing: carbon dioxide is a problem, no question ligible, but it wouldn’t matter because it’s a green house gas, and there is that being produced Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. anyway when factored in with [in a gas plant],” said Koechl. “But the reservoir itself … whenthe total bill.” ever you have decaying vegetation in a reservoir you get methHowever, Dave Conway, ane … so the problem with green house gases [is] you’re going spokesperson for Site C said to get it no matter which way you go, but … methane is 21 times 301-116th Ave. Dawson Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek Office: 250-782-3766 VJV Main Office: 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don there are multiple reasons why more potent as a green house gas.” 301-116th Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622 a gas plant wouldn’t match up Conway maintains that Site C’s low operating cost makes up D C to Site C. One being the fluc- for a gas facility’s small footprint; Site C would flood more than tuating market price of natural 5,000 hectares and the reservoir would cover over 9,000 hectgas and the other reason is that ares. there isn’t room to have anoth“When you look at gas you have a small physical foot print On Thursday, February 14, 2013, 1200 head of cattle went through our ring er gas plant in B.C. [but] you have very high green house gas emissions and you D1 - D2 Cows 63.00-70.00 “The Clean Energy Act di- have an unstable price. With large hydro you have a price stabilD3 - D4 Cows 50.00-61.00 rects Hydro that 93 per cent of ity,” said Conway. our energy will be clean and Koechl said the fluctuating price of natural gas can be easily Holstein Cows N/A offset if B.C. were to inherit Heiferettes 65.00-80.00 a concept called Royalty-inBologna Bulls 50.00-73.00 Kind. Feeder Bulls 65.00-90.00 “The idea is that the provGood Bred Cows N/A Pat Pimm, M.L.A. ince would take a cut in the ac(Peace River North) Good Bred Heifers N/A tual resource, like Ngas, in lieu Province of British Columbia Milk Cows N/A of money (called a royalty),” Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) N/A wrote Koechl and Korecher. Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A “This percentage cut would act Legislative Office: Constituency Office: as a “hedge” against inflationEast Annex, Parliament Buildings 10104 - 100th Street ary future pricing on gas and Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4 Fort St. John, B.C. V1J 3Y7 could be used in a ShepardPhone: 250 952-6784 Phone: 250 263-0101 Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: 90.00-115.00 Heifers 80.00-100.00 type facility. This would alFax: 250 387-9100 Fax: 250 263-0104 Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: 100.00-117.00 Heifers 95.00-110.00 leviate any fluctuations in e-mail: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 105.00-124.00 Heifers 100.00-114.00 long term gas prices, assuring Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 110.00-126.00 Heifers 105.00-117.00 ratepayers a secure pricing reGood Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: 125.00-146.00 Heifers 110.00-127.00 gime.” Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: 135.00-160.00 Heifers 115.00-137.00 Kroecher and Koechl made Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 145.00-170.00 Heifers 125.00-149.00 their first delegation about the Sheperd gas facility last year, Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: 150.00-180.00 Heifers 130.00-160.00 in which they brought up the Next Cattle Sale - Thursday, February 21st capital cost of the project. They saw support from Area C Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. electorate Arthur Hadland. Koechl is a teacher at Bert Bowes with a major in anthroDawso pology and a minor in science . 301-116th Ave. Dawson Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek Office:






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