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FORT ST. JOHN – Former NHL player, Theoren Fleury, has turned his abusive past into an anthem of inspiration, which was heard at the Northern Aboriginal Business Conference in the Pomeroy Hotel on May 3. Before he took the stage, where he was greeted by a near full house, Fleury spoke to the Northeast News on: the importance of Aboriginal’s capitalizing their opportunities in business, three key elements to overcoming trauma and addiction and what it means to be successful. “I think it’s important to reiterate or let people know, Aboriginal people know, that being in business is important,” said Fleury. “You can become very independent and not have to rely on the band to support what you’re doing and to just follow your dreams and goals and work hard.” He added that British Columbians and Albertans are blessed to live in a province with abundant resources. “There are lots more opportunities here than anywhere else it the country, so we should embrace that and look forward to the challenge of being in business, and create independence for yourself and your family.” After listening to one of the guest speakers, an economist, he joked about turning his entrepreneur reigns elsewhere: “According to the econoKyla Corpuz photo mist, I’m going to buy a chainsaw, a Former NHLer Theo Fleury, now motivational speaker, was at the Pomeroy Hotel for the Northern Aboriginal logging truck and a boat so that I get Business Conference as a guest speaker on May 3. that wood to China—cause if I do, I’ll make a lot of money.” Asides from a successful career in the same mistake the next time,” he said of his failed “I’m basically here to motivate people, I’ve faced the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup with the Calgary attempt at television. tremendous amount of adversity in my life, at all Flames in 1989 and representing Canada twice in the As an entrepreneur and top-selling author for his different stages of my life, and I’ve been able to Winter Olympics, with a gold medal-win in 2002, autobiography Playing With Fire, Fleury had some overcome that, all of it,” he said. “But that means it Fleury has also seen the lows in his professional advice to give. wasn’t easy, I had to get really honest, I had to work career. “I’m very entrepreneurial, entrepreneurs know “Go and find the best people in the business and extremely hard and I had to retrain myself and get rid that not everything is going to work and not all the you ask them to mentor you,” he said, adding it’s of old behaviors … you have to change the way you spaghetti sticks … when you throw it against the important to ask questions like: ‘”Teach me, show think, change the way you act and change the people wall,” he said. me what you did and how you became this incredible around you and honesty is a great way to get that ball In 2007, Fleury taped a pilot episode for a reality business person.” rolling.” TV series, Theoren Fleury: Rock Solid. No network Fleury is now a motivational speaker and “role He said there were three key elements that helped picked it up. model” telling his story of how he triumphed over him on his journey to sobriety. “Some things work some things done, but what you his past of being sexually abused as a youth, which “It’s body, mind and soul, you have to heal all need to do is to take and learn something and take in turn led him on a downward spiral of drug and three parts.” each one of those experiences so that you don’t make alcohol addiction. In 2005 there was a light that flickered in Fleury,

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D.C. financial plan near completion By Jill Earl

“Once those projects are complete then we have the basic plan that says how much we’re going to invest in buildings, this is how much we’re going to invest in roads, this is how much we’re going to invest in water and sewer. And if council changes it later on to do another big project it may go up again but at this time there isn’t one scheduled,” Woolf said. The plan also transfers $1 million every year until 2016 from the operating budget to the capital budget to be put into a Water Capital Reserve. The reserve is not tagged for any decided project, but a water reservoir is a priority.

Legally, cities must approve and submit their financial plans to the province by May 15. Changes can be made after the plan is submitted, usually in the form of an amended bylaw. “It’s a long process with a number of meetings a number of reports and data that come together, decisions are made throughout that process and we’re basically at the end of the process now…It’s our plan for the next five years and again it changes as you go through the process,” Woolf said.

DAWSON CREEK- City council approved Report No. ADM 12-074 last Monday, agreeing to the consideration of the first three readings of the Financial Plan Bylaw and the Tax Rates Bylaw. Residents were able to review and comment on the five-year financial plan draft during April and were invited to a public consultation on Apr. 23 at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. Mayor Mike Bernier read all questions the city received during their last budget consultation on Mar. 6 and all questions since then, with their perspective answers. City councillors and staff were available to answer any additional questions. As a result of public inquiry and concern brought to the city, councillors have approved the increase of funding to the Sports Field Road Extension Project. “Originally it hadn’t included paving and because a number of residents had come forward saying there was dust issues there’s an effect on the children that are playing, ‘we think it should be paved’, so they added in the paving after the fact,” said Shelly Woolf, chief financial officer, adding that the $295,000 project increased to $675,000 to include paving. With the five-year financial plan, residential tax rates are proposed to stay the same at $5.16 per thousand over the next five years, while business, light industrial, and major industrial tax rates are proposed to drop 25 cents from $17.50 Jill Earl photo this year to $17.25 for 2013 until 2016. These rates may not be consistent how- Rick Mayor and Andy Waddell from the Dawson Creek Sportsmen Club were in attendance last council meeting declaring May 7-13 Shooting Sports Week in Dawson Creek. ever, depending on future decisions The club is hosting their 15th annual Shoot for Charity about service upgrades, capital projects this Sunday with proceeds going towards Dawson Creek and for industry, market changes. Tax and District Hospital Foundation, since starting the revenue increases are expected to in- charity shoot the club has raised approximately $50,000 for the foundation. crease $2,437,688 by 2016. “That’s what is proposed, that is based on the assumpGarden Centre tions of assessment growth, as 10865 225 Road, Dawson Creek • 250-782-2269 with any plan you have certain assumptions and based on the information that we have today May 11- 13 • Tea & Rhubarb desserts $5 that was put forward and then as we go year to year to year it’s Hardy Shrub Roses $20 adjusted as necessary, that is Open 11am - 7pm • All sales over $50 receive a the plan to keep the residential rate stable,” said Woolf. $10 gift certificate to Creek Side Garden Decore The plan also assumes that Trees – Shrubs – Perennials Fair Share revenues will increase five per cent annually over the next five years, from $10,854,217 in 2012 to $13,193,369 in 2016, and totaling $59,976,401 over the next five years. Over the next five years $10,890,000 will be applied to capital investments and $49,086,401 will be applied to subsidized services. Fair Share is considered an unconditional government transfer and is included in their general revenue and will not be used for water, sewer or waste services that are funded through user fees. Energy efficiency pays! The plan’s capital budget decreases considerably between LiveSmart BC offers small businesses free 2013-2016, from $22,295,588 energy assessments*, incentives & more. this year to approximately 7,500,000 over the next four years totaling 30,099,000. The decrease is due to the carry forward projects from last year, the Call NEAT to book your assessment today! Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts and the Reclaimed Water Plant, 250-785-6328 or info@neat.ca *Based on program eligibility criteria. Call or email for more information. being completed this year.

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which allowed him to turn off his addiction and turn on his desire to be clean. “It’s when I got back to spirituality,” he said, when asked to describe the moment that tuned his life around. “If you don’t have the spirituality part you’re going to keep struggling, because what spirituality is talking is that I’m never alone,” he said. “I really believe the most successful people have that peace in their life. I’m not talking business-wise, I’m talking healthy, functioning people are very spiritual.” It Fleury’s autobiography he alleged that former coach Graham James sexually abused him over a course of two years when he was a youth. Following the release of the book a police investigation was launched. James pled guilty and was sentenced to two years in jail. Fleury is now an advocate for sexual abuse victims and speaks openly about his past. He is of Metis background, born in Saskatchewan. The NABC in Fort St. John ended on a high note as the crowd stood to their feet after Fleury’s speech: Don’t Quit Before the Miracle, in which he recapped his life and overcoming struggles.

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Found a Peanut finds a film festival

This isn’t the first time Fitch has shown was always interested in filmmaking but By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Rolla hobbyist at the film festival, he debuted his first hadn’t had the opportunity to do so until filmmaker Rio Fitch, premiered his latest two public films there in 2010, Daydream video camera equipment became more affilm at the Reel Shorts Film Festival in and A Day of Hunting and Gathering. He fordable seven years ago while he was in also premiered his 2011 film The Driving nursing school. Grande Prairie Friday, May 4. “I kind of always had an interest but Found a Peanut premiered along with Accident in Grande Prairie, a children’s seven others at Friday nights Here Now film that went on to other festivals win- video cameras and that kind of equipment and Hereafter package. Fitch’s Found a ning Best Family Film in the 15 Minutes was always too expensive for me to buy Peanut is based on a campfire song that of Fame Festival in Florida, and another it…They got cheap enough so I could buy follows the tune of ‘Oh My Darling, Cle- award at a children’s film festival in Se- one, I don’t know I just wanted a distracmentine’. The song is sung in the first attle. His films have since been requested tion from nursing school is mainly what I bought it for,” Fitch said. person and is about finding a peanut and at other festivals. Continued on Page 9. Fitch is a self-taught filmmaker who discovering it’s rotten, eating it anyway, getting ill and having an operation but dying anyway, eventually selling peanuts in heaven, finding a rotten one and the song begins over again. “My wife sung that song to my kids and they were singing it over and over, forever it seemed like, and it just occurred to me one day to make a little film out of that,” Fitch said about how he got the idea for the film. The entire process of writing, filming and editing took Fitch four months, and he even makes several cameos in the film himself because he couldn’t convince anyone else to play the supporting roles. His friend and neighbour Peter Daly plays the lead role. “I acted in it because I couldn’t get anybody else to do it, I didn’t want to,” Fitch said. Fitch’s film is a dark comedy rated 14+ because of substance abuse depicted in it. He explains that the main character needed a reason for eating a rotten peanut and came up with the idea he had smoked marijuana and the rotten Contributed photo peanut was the only snack he had, eatRolla resident, Peter Daly, plays the main character in Rio Fitch’s Found a Peanut. ing it as a last resort.

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By Pat Pimm, Peace River North MLA I have been fielding lots of calls in my office over the past few weeks in regards to permits and how they don’t appear to be getting processed in a very timely matter. For the last month I have been working on this particular issue and I have found out a lot about this matter and would like to pass along some of this information to you. The Constitution of Canada tells us that we must consult and accommodate where required with our First Nations people and our Federal and Provincial courts have also ruled many times on different cases involving the consultation process. Our Government has taken the position that we do want to work within the laws of our Country and do what’s right to allow for proper consultation so that our resource sector can continue to develop in an expedient and environmentally friendly way. Our Government has signed Economic Benefits Agreements with Treaty 8 First Nations and along with these agreements we also have other protocol agreements that address Crown Land applications, Strategic Land and Resource planning, Forests and Range, Heritage Conservation, Long Term Oil and Gas, Parks and Wildlife. The first of these agreements were signed in December of 2009, with the final agreements signed May 2010. The Treaty 8 First Nations also have Consultation Protocol Agreements that they have signed and are presently in the process of re-negotiating with the Oil and Gas Commission. The agreements with the Oil and Gas Commission deal with all authorizations that directly involve the Oil and Gas operations and construction in the Peace River and Northern Rockies area, except tenuring which falls under the EBA. These agreements have been negotiated and signed in good faith by the Government and the First Nations. These agreements will be beneficial to all of us in our area but they don’t come without a bit of growing pains, both on the Government side and also on the First Nations side. The Oil and Gas agreements have been in place for many years and all of the parties have figured out how to get the permits processed in the best and most efficient way possible and the OGC model is a very good model that actually has timelines built into the agreements and they also have certain authorizations that only require notification and this is very critical for the process to work properly for all of the parties. The Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations is the Ministry that deals with all of the permits that are not associated with the Oil and Gas Industry, and as you are probably aware this is also a relatively new Ministry that basically combined most of the dirt Ministry’s into one larger Ministry. To say that there have been some growing pains in this area would be a bit of an under statement but I do want to say that both the First Nations and the FLNRO staff have been doing an excellent job in dealing with the consultations getting permits processed in the best way possible. I do believe though that we

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have established agreements that are going to be extremely difficult for any of the processes to work as efficiently as we had hoped would be the case. Two weeks ago I was made aware of the fact that none of our guide and Outfitters in the area had been issued their Outfitters licenses for the year and without these licenses they cannot carry out their business at all. When I was made aware of this fact I started digging into why these permits had not been issued and I found out many issues that were part of the problem and I have been working extremely hard with the Minister of Aboriginal Relations, the Minister of FLNRO, our Caucus members and the Staff at FLNRO to get this process to the same high level as our OGC process. Some of the things that I found were that there are an awful lot of authorizations (approximately 4000 from OGC and 2000 more from FLNRO) that get sent to the First Nations for their input and I don’t believe that we have enough capacity either on the First Nations or the Government side to deal with all of these authorizations in an expedient fashion. I also found out that there are several differences between the OGC process and the FLNRO process and a couple of the major ones include the fact that the OGC have a one project one permit process while the

FLNRO system does not have that built in at this point, another difference is that the OGC are able to send notifications only on about half of their authorizations and FLNRO is still trying to get to that point. The last point that is very significant is that the OGC process has a guaranteed timeline built into their process while the FLNRO process does not have that yet. I started off by saying that we have some problems and I do know that our Guide and Outfitters had a very positive meeting with our Treaty 8 First Nations this past week and I believe there is going to be a real commitment on both the First Nations side and the Government side to get these permits processed immediately. I know that this will help us on the short term but this issue is much larger than that and so I am working very closely with both Ministers involved and I have the support of my Caucus to do what we have to in order to get this process more closely aligned with the OGC process that has worked very well for over ten years. What I want to finish with is that we all live in this community and we have laws that are in place, we know we need to get along as good neighbors and I commit to you that I will continue pushing this process until it is satisfactory for Treaty 8 First Nations, our FLNRO staff and most importantly you!

Charlie Lake Conservation Society: Don’t Miss The Point!

If you’re suffering from a little cabin fever these days, why not take a short evening’s drive to The Point and check out one of the Peace Region’s latest scenic attractions. Often referred to as an embarrassing eye sore, the area straight south on 100th Street served as a post war garbage dump until the year 1967. In fact, during the 1960s, the National Toronto Star Weekly dubbed the site as “the most scenic garbage dump in North America.” An inspiring panoramic view strewn with garbage – quite the oxymoron! Thankfully in 2010, the Peace River Regional District office in Fort St. John in conjunction with FOCUS Corporation came up with a plan. With the community in mind, representatives committed to a plan, tackled the task and created an area where families, visitors

and hard working citizens on a lunch break could visit. If you build it, they will come included an impassioned Arthur Hadland (PRRD Area C Rep) as well as support in various forms from Pat Pimm(Area MLA), Gary Davis(YRB) and the Ministry of Transport. Do take the time to discover and explore this beautiful historic Peace River Point! You’ll find a pleasing gathering area that offers eight picnic tables, attractive fencing as well as a natural viewing platform. Future possibilities include a paved parking road, a parking area, self-guided walking trails, washrooms and educational signage. As always, the caregivers for this newly created site are the citizens of Fort St. John and surrounding area. If everyone leaves the lookout as clean or cleaner than they found it, the possibilities to showcase The Point are endless.

History claims that this was always a favorable viewing area, a gathering point for all. Explored by Alexander Mackenzie as early as 1793, one of the first posts, if not the first Fort in British Columbia, was erected in the early 1800’s and is often referred to as Old Fort St. John or Rocky Mountain Fort. Fragments of the Fort’s log foundation and a small Hudson’s Bay cemetery still remain. It’s interesting to note that throughout the years, Forts were erected along the Peace River at the mouth of the Pine, the Moberly and the Beatton. So, check out the newest attraction and enjoy your coffee or picnic lunch at this exciting new area. Take a moment to gaze down that never ending valley and let your imagination soar as to what this area was and to what this area could be.

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Min of Enviro proposing AWCR changes that give BC Agri a grim outlook Dear Editor, Agriculture in BC is about to suffer yet another huge blow. Although grain and cattle prices are on the rise, the Ministry of Environment is now proposing changes to the Agricultural Waste Control Regulations that, if passed, would leave producers floundering to compete in the current global marketplace. The proposed changes or, “Intentions Paper” is available to the public at www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/codes/awcr . These changes will affect livestock producers, grain farmers, and small scale slaughter facilities by imposing regulations that will cripple such industries with huge costs, time consuming maintenance, animal health risks, as well as many other issues. Proposed regulations will mean that any producer who has over, “400 animal units per hectare, or with over 30 tonnes per year of agricultural waste” would be required to build a professionally designed storage facility for the manure. What this really means is that anyone who has approximately five head of large animals-cattle, horses, bison, etc. (sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, etc. are included as well, but the number of animals varies) will need to build a manure storage facility of sufficient size to hold a minimum of one year’s waste, have an impermeable floor, surrounding walls or berms, and be covered to prevent any precipitation from entering and causing overflow. The site must also be situated a minimum of 30 metres from any watercourses, or potable water sources. The storage facility

must be regularly maintained, tested for leakage, and inspected. Furthermore, any livestock containment site (feeding areas, corrals, rangeland sorting areas, etc.) that holds animals for more than 3 days is to be deemed manure storage and will need to have an impermeable floor and walls or berms. The Ministry is also proposing that grazing or confined livestock not be permitted to have direct access to any watercourses. Small scale slaughter operations will be forced to comply with the same regulations as large scale operations, and the waste from both slaughter and mortalities (for anyone disposing of deceased livestock) will need to be stored in a facility that meets the same requirements as agricultural waste. Composting piles must be monitored to ensure complete decomposition of all waste and tested before being applied as fertilizer or soil conditioner. Burial sites shall be restricted to a certain size of pit/trench or a specified number of animals (2 cows). Grain producers are also at risk for higher costs and time consuming regulations. In, “Low Risk Areas” it shall be required that baseline soil tests be taken before any application of fertilizer and soil tests must be taken every 3 years thereafter. “High Risk Areas,” will be required to soil test every spring and fall. Spreading fertilizer in excess of the year’s crop requirements will be prohibited and any agricultural waste (manure or compost) must be tested before application. Application of fertilizer (agricultural waste or chemical) must be performed in a

manner that prevents runoff from the property, cannot be applied on snow-covered or frozen ground, in areas with standing water or saturated soils, or in windy conditions. When, may we ask is it appropriate to spread fertilizer? In a global marketplace where many parts of the world are able to produce similar products to Canada at dramatically cheaper costs, how can an already fragile BC industry possibly survive such a blow? Agricultural producers realize that the sustainability of their industry depends on using environmentally sound practices, and although the Ministry of Agriculture has world class standards that most BC producers proudly adhere to, the Ministry of Environment seems to think this is not enough. The average farmer is already struggling to make ends meet, and changes such as these could mean the end of many farms and ranches in BC. Please help to stop these new regulations by contacting your local MLA, and for anyone interested in providing input or commenting on a petition to stop the proposed revisions please contact: Charissa Hedges, CBCFR Coalition Email: agwastecontrolrevision@hotmail.com Ph: (250)781-3357 Fax: (250)781-3358 Thank You for Your Support!

Industry should develop own power or pay more to fulfill their needs Dear Editor Apparently some oil and gas related companies feel that B.C. Hydro is not moving fast enough on its Dawson Creek / Chetwynd Area Transmission Project (DCAT). Our mayor said “there is a common theme here that there’s concern in the development community due to the lack of power we have”. This sentiment was echoed by our MLA who said it is disappointing that industry may have to look at alternatives such as natural gas-fired power generation as an alternative while B.C. Hydro works to increase the capacity of the electrical grid. My reaction

is BOO HOO! Industry came here with their eyes wide open. They knew what their power requirements are and how much was available. Let them all generate their own power. Why should huge, rich foreign and multi-national corporations and companies be allowed to come into our country with the intent of wiping out our resources and polluting our planet right out of existence and be handed gargantuan quantities of our power at fire sale rates as well? This is just another huge tax-payer funded subsidy for the oil and gas industry. They should pay the same rates as everyone else does, in fact higher rates, because we

are increasing electricity generation and transmission to serve their needs, not ours, and it is not the same thing. Canada’s resources have been developed in the most irresponsible ways possible.Rather than the current greed driven, depleting, polluting, destructive American style, gold rush, boom and bust free enterprise system,our resources should be developed and marketed in an environmentally, resource sustainable manner by Canadian crown corporations. Thank you. Ed Pitt Dawson Creek, B.C.

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May 10, 2012

Drama takes the stage with Death and the Maiden in FSJ By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN Co-operative Association

Notice of 67th Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Time: Supper 6:00 pm, Meeting 6:30 pm Location: Pomeroy Hotel 11308 Alaska Rd (By Chances Casino)

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To Consider Review 2011 financial statement. Directors recommendation of a patronage allocation of $ 3.7 million or 5.5% of 2011 purchases From Equity, cash back approximately $2.3 million to be paid to Co-op members $1.1 million income tax and $2.8 million general reserve Election of 2 Directors for 3 year term Guest Speaker FCL Director Co-op Gift Certificates and Door Prizes Valued at $500.00

FORT ST. JOHN - The last Stage North play of the season, Death and the Maiden, that will also be featured during the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival wrapped up its first set of shows last weekend. Death and the Maiden is a dramatic play directed by Rob Laventure. It’s about a woman, Paulina, who is convinced an unexpected guest is the man who once tortured her and she is out to put him on trial in her living room, without a court or jury. “I chose it at first because I loved the plight of a woman who was tortured and abused and was able to confront her abuser, first hand without any law around,” said Laventure during an interview before the final dress rehearsal. “So she was basically able to hold him captive ... the person who did these atrocities, she’s able to hold him accountable. She holds all the power, that’s what really attracted me at first.” But the plot has an underlying tone that Laventure hoped audience members were able to tap into. “It’s just really bigger than that, it’s about a whole country that’s held captive, if you’re under a dictatorship. It’s hard to relate ... when you’re sitting anywhere in Canada, really,” he

said. The play takes place in an unnamed country, but through the characters names, Paulina Salas, Gerardo Escobar and Dr. Miranda, it is believed to be a Latin country or one that has just overcome a long period of dictatorship. It took Laventure three months to pull the play together. He said there were hiccups along the way that almost cost the show from going on stage for its final production. After changing multiple cast members, Laventure was ready for opening night on May 3. The play ran until May 5. Death and the Maiden is a 1990 play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman

Peace Rive Zone Theatre Festival

The theatre festival will run from May 15 to May 20. Three shows will compete amongst each other to represent the Peace River Zone at the Provincial Main Stage in Kamloops. Stage North’s Death and the Maiden and Hockey Mom and Hockey Dad will perform, as well as Spectacular Chair Factory, who has entered with the play Dog Sees God. The festival will kick off with an acting workshop by Josue Laboucane, who got his start in Fort St. John.

Complimentary tickets for supper must be picked up prior to May 11 at the Co-op Cardlock Sorry no children please.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Interested in letting your name stand for the Board of Directors of Fort St. John Co-operative Association? Directors participate jointly with a total of 7 Directors in planning and controlling the affairs of the co-operative, guided by Association Bylaws and Policies, so that it effectively moves toward achieving the objectives of the Co-operative. Please pick up a nomination form at the Administration Office. The form should be dropped off at the office prior to May 16, 2012.

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For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to you. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with you to conserve energy through Power Smart. Kyla Corpuz photo

Scenes captured during the final dress rehearsal for Death and the Maiden at the North Peace Cultural Centre on May 2.


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Peace Regional secondary schools recieve report cards By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- The Fraser Institute released its annual school rankings of B.C. and Yukon secondary schools Apr. 30. The rankings are meant to indicate how schools compare academically with each other by using data from province wide exams and considering seven indicators: average exam mark, percentage of exams failed, school vs. exam mark difference, English gender gap, Math gender gap, graduation rate, and delayed advancement rate. In the 2012 report card 2011 results are used as indicators. According to the results failing grades from secondary schools have increased, from 8.1 per cent in 2010 to 10.2 per cent in 2011. The 280 schools compared in this report card are ranked out of 10 and graphs are available on the Institute’s ranking website to visualize how schools have progressed over the last four years and to see how they compare with other schools and the provincial average. The website also provides information on each school such as grade 12 enrollment; the percentage of ESL, special needs and French Immersion students; and parents’ average income. According to the rankings Fort Nelson Secondary School made the top 14 fastest-improving public schools in B.C. being ranked 261/280 for the 2010-2011 school year compared to 256/261 in most recent years. “J.S. Clark Elementary and the G.W. Carlson elementary are listed as one of the fastest improving and we’ve done a lot of work there around literacy and numeracy in the past five years which we’re seeing some success with. We’re trying to put those same strategies in place for our more intermediate students and then on to the high school, so I think we’ve seen growth in all of our schools for academics,” said Diana Samchuck, superintendent of School District 81 in Fort Nelson. Samchuck says she attributes the improvement to a professional learning community and a much more consistent staff, as the job market for teachers in the province has decreased. Though pleased with their improvement in the rankings, Samchuck believes there are other important factors to learning. “There are so many other things that come into how students are doing, social responsibility, emotional resilience, that it’s difficult to compare with other areas of the province, we focus on what we can do here for our kids to make them successful,” she said. North Peace and South Peace schools results were: 257/280 for North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, 275/280 for Chetwynd Secondary School, 271/280 for Tumbler Ridge Secondary School and 242/280 for South Peace

Secondary School in Dawson Creek. North Peace School District 60 superintendent, Larry Espe, and South Peace School District 59 superintendent, Kathy Sawchuk, use additional data such as district and school testing to determine the success of their students and where extra supports are needed. “Besides the local ones that are district wide, there are local ones within the school, as far as comparing, we don’t assess necessarily to compare, we assess to see how individual kids are doing or groups of kids are doing so that we can move forward…don’t use a lot of our data to rank our schools,” said Espe. “We take the classroom information we know about students and our reading assessment information and we hold it up against the FSA (Foundation Skills Assessment) and we see it if matches and so that to me is why you would have a provincial assessment. In some cases we don’t get a good read on that (Fraser Institute ranking) because some kids don’t complete the assessment,” Sawchuk said. The superintendents say that some data may be skewed because the Fraser Institute does not have information on students that did not write the tests. Espe says the sample size of students, the transiency of the students and teachers may also have an effect on the outcome. Sawchuk says that people need to look beneath the numbers before they jump to conclusions. She gives the district’s high delayed advancement measure as an example, an indicator measuring the number of students predicted to complete grades 10,11 and 12 in three years. “I don’t see finishing grade 10, 11, 12, in a four year period as being a negative, in some cases we intentionally plan for kids to finish in four years especially when we’re offering other alternatives such as duel credit…In those cases we may say it will take four years and that’s for the students benefit, because they’re coming out with not just a high school graduation but they’re coming out with a trades credential,” Sawchuk said. The superintendents don’t find the rankings very constructive, as it provides little information on how to improve. “That ranking doesn’t really give us much to go on in terms of what to improve so we count a lot on our own data, our own local data and other provincial data to put our supports where it’s required,” Espe said. “The whole use of it is to rank schools, in my mind the only reason for the assessment is so you can plan for the next stage of learning for students and so if an assessment doesn’t provide you with the opportunity to plan for the next phase of the learning, then what’s the purpose of the assessment becomes the question,” Sawchuk said.

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Continued from Page 5. He says that at first he used his camera for school presentations and early films that he doesn’t consider worth seeing or would show anybody. Fitch finally decided to submit his films to the festival when some friends suggested it to him. Before submitting any film Fitch’s family, friends and children screen his films first; he says they’re more honest. “I think that people who don’t make films are a better critic because they’re just experiencing it rather then focusing on the technical details,” he said. Fitch likes to experiment with a wide variety of subjects, but living in the country gives him a lot of inspiration. “I seem to always come back to bugs, and wild life of some sort, but bugs mainly, bugs being a lot of my main characters…because I live out in the country and that’s all around me,” he said. He definitely plans on continuing to film make and already has several half-baked ideas for projects this summer. A full-time career in filmmaking would only be a possibility to him if he could still enjoy it. “Mainly I just want to do it cause it’s fun, but if it ever happened that I could do it as a job and still be fun, I’d consider it,” he said.

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Mayor serves McHappy Days By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A couple of customers noticed a new employee while passing through the McDonald’s drive thru on May 2. “You don’t normally work here,” said one customer to Mayor Lori Ackerman upon arriving at the last window till to pick up her oder. Ackerman volunteered to serve customers for the 19th Annual McHappy Day, a fundraiser benefitting the new Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver and local organizations like the Child Development Centre and KidSport. “There’s a variety of reasons for getting involved. First of all the awareness, getting the awareness out there that this corporation does this … for children,” said Ackerman, while waiting to hand out the next order of fries and a Big Mac. “Fifty per cent of the funds are staying here in Fort St. John … two very vital programs in our community. The other 50 per cent goes to the Ronald McDonald House.” Owner of Fort St. John’s McDonald’s Brian Boresky said in B.C. it’s up to the operator’s

discretion how much of the funds stay locally. “We chose to put it towards a local charity in town, but you know what? Ronald McDonald House is just as much a local charity,” he said, adding that nearly 20 per cent of its users are northern residents. “If you have a child who has a life threatening illness that needs treatment in Vancouver for months on end a hotel bill can really add up,” Boresky said. Having grown up in a similar state, Ackerman understands how a service like Ronald McDonald benefits families with an ill child. “My younger brother had a brain tumor and we lived in small town Manitoba, we had to go to Winnipeg for his tests,” said Ackerman. “At that time there was no Ronald McDonald house to stay at, fortunately we had relatives there. But can you imagine a family having to go to Vancouver, and the stress of not having a place to be at, and the cost of all of that? So having the Ronald McDonald house there for families to be there and support, they are vitally, vitally important.” Ronald McDonald House British Columbia is currently working on a new house. “Currently we have one that houses 13 families at a time,” said Boresky. “We are building a new one right now on the Children Hospital’s property, it’s going to have 73 rooms.” So far the RMHBC has raised close to 80 per cent of the total project cost which is $26 million, said Boresky. He added the nation-wide goal for McHappy Day was $4 million to meet the end benchmark. One dollar from Big Macs, Happy Meals and McCafe orders were put towards the cause on McHappy Day. “Gaining awareness and giving back to the community, it’s part of our obligation as a corporate employer,” said Boresky.

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With the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre’s funding in jeopardy, last Thursday, May 3 may have been the only Northern Aboriginal Business Conference held by the NABC. “Unfortunately the federal government does not see the importance of the work that we do and so therefore they have taken the funding away for the business centres in B.C.,” said Paulette Flamond, NABC executive director. Without the $125,000-grant they receive from the federal government Western Economic Diversification funds, the NABC may have to pull the plug. “If we don’t get another federal partner to fund, our doors will be closed at the end of this year,” said Flamond. They are currently looking to see if Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development would be interested in partnering with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation to do joint funding, she added. “As for provincial funding, it’s there, but it is not enough to sustain ourselves.” The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation is the provincial body that funds $100,000 to the NABC. Flamond said it would be a loss to the region and province as all three centres are on the brink. The other two NABCs are located in Prince George and Cranbrook. “These people are not going to have anywhere to go to get culturally sensitive, appropriate service in the region, so it’s really unfortunate,” she added. The Fort St. John NABC has helped over 100 entrepreneurs kick-start their business in the last nine years. They assisted in the approval of the latest cab company, Bernard Thompson’s Taxi Service and a recently opened floral shop, Petals in Bloom. The first Northern Aboriginal Business Conference saw the likes of local entrepreneur Terry McLeod from Kamber Energy Service, economist from Canada West Foundation Roslyn Kunin and former NHL heavy hitter Theoren Fleury. “Today we are actually gathered here at the Pomeroy Hotel to talk about maximizing opportunities for Aboriginal businesses,” said Flamond on May 3. The conference drew in about 100 audience members. “We do a lot in the community, not just by hosting this conference, we help entrepreneurs everyday. We’re a very, very busy office.” Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer was unavailabe fo comment before press. However, the Kootenay Aboriginal Development Agency in Cranbrook, B.C. did confirm their federal funding has been pulled as well.

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Rural communities to get prepared for Emergency Preparedness Week By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- May 6-12 marks Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada, unbeknownst to residents of Tupper, Tomslake, One-Island Lake, Swan Lake and Gundy they started planning two weeks ahead of time. Those communities and surrounding smaller communities have taken it upon themselves to develop an emergency plan for the area. In the past residents have experienced well blowouts, pipeline leaks, house and forest fires, floods and major accidents on the highway leading to closures for up to three days. Iva Tuttle has lived in the Tomslake area for 38 years and is no stranger to community organization and involvement. She

helped organize the Tomslake Fire Department in 1974 after a house in the community burned down and Dawson Creek Fire Department did not respond because they were out of their jurisdiction. Tuttle says that it’s important for their community to become coordinated in the event of an emergency. “All this is, is neighbours getting to know their neighbours, and then helping their neighbours… out here we don’t have a grocery store that we an go to every day so most of us are pretty well prepared but are we going to be able to take care of the people around us? It’s just becoming more aware of what your neighbours are going through and letting somebody else know… that’s what this is about, preparing areas to take care of themselves in an emergency,” Tuttle said. During the flooding that occurred in the Peace region last summer the Peace River Regional District found that there was not enough communication with rural communities during that time, and hope communities will take it upon themselves to set a plan in motion.

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“It’s really good from our perspective because if they go ahead and create that plan it will give us a little bit more information about their community and if something does happen we’ll know a little bit more about how to contract them and some of the things that we can help them with and they can help us with to keep everyone safe together,” said Trish Morgan, manager of community services at the PRRD and community emergency coordinator for the district. What will be the Community Preparedness Plan will be the communities through and through, but the PRRD has agreed to help facilitate the first few meetings to get it started and look over the emergency plan when it’s done. “It’s really a grass roots plan where they are actually the ones writing the plan, so we give them a template and ideas and resources and we can come and answer questions. Our role on this is just to try to get them going at this point to see if they’re interested in it, and they can take it from there because every community is different so they can’t make a cookie cutter plan for every community and it’s something that they really have to be the champions of,” Morgan said. Continued on Page 15.

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FORT ST. JOHN – Three music-loving locals got together to bring musicians a new outlet to express and share their talent. Gidd Hampton teamed up with Systems by Trail and JD Fitzgerald to create Jam at the Fitz, every Sunday. It’s debut jam session was last week, May 6. “Each week, thanks to local business like Retro Relics and Whole Wheat and Honey, we’ll bring in a sponsored guest(s) to kick off the jam,” said Hampton in a press release. “They’ll lay down a 30-minute performance, then we’ll open the stage to musicians on the sign-up sheet—kind of a show and jam all in one.” Performers are then able to take the stage with their fellow musicians joining them and adding to their sound. “Maybe your songs could benefit from a mandolin, or some slide guitar, accordion, or banjo. There’s sure to be musicians in the room who can fill out your sound,” reads the release. Hampton figures this concept may be new to Fort St. John but not elsewhere, as he has seen it work in other areas he’s been involved with musically. “The opportunity to sit in or to have others jump up and join you on stage, without necessarily having played together before makes for a pretty cool, sometimes amazing experience,” he said. “Definitely there are some train wrecks … that’s music man—it’s all fun.” He added that this is a good way to meet new people and experiment with new sounds that may eventually grow into something big. “Some of the bands I know came out of this format, where they met and played at a jam a few times, clicked musically and decided to take it to the next level.”  Hampton said he approached JD’s to do a jam session from his own love of getting together on Sunday afternoons with fellow musicians. Jam at the Fritz is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., which he said is ideal for participants to enjoy a night of music but also get home at a reasonable time. JD Fitzgerald general manager Kevin McKellar is in tune with the new Sunday event. “We had been starting to build a music scene here over the past couple of years,” said McKellar in a statement. “When Gidd Hampton pitched the idea to me it sounded like a great way to step up our support for the 2012 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE music community and be part Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization! of the fun.  I liked the concept of starting early, which is a litDEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS Awards of Excellence Categories: • Advocacy 4:00 PM Pacific Time tle different than most jams.” • Cultural Heritage and Diversity August 1, 2012 With sponsorship from • Innovative Services These awards encourage excellence Systems By Trail, Hampton • Service Provider by honouring people and organizations • Youth Leadership said there is also some free whose work makes the lives of children • Lifetime Achievement Award swag up for grabs. “Systems and youth better, and exemplifies • Mentoring innovation and respect. by Trail will be giving out Winners will be recognized and honoured at awards ceremonies in the fall. merchandise prizes each week, and one lucky winner will even To make a nomination or for more information on the be going home with a drum kit Representative’s Awards, including previous awards, visit www.rcybc.ca thanks to Molsons!”


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Continued from Page 12. At the community’s first emergency preparedness meeting on Apr. 26, residents gathered at Tupper Hall to talk about where they think their community boundaries are, about their concerns and some ideas about how to become prepared. May 3 was their second meeting at Tate Creek Community Hall where residents talked more in depth about potential emergencies; their community, social, service and natural assets; and potential human and equipment resources that could be used in the event of an emergency. Attendees brainstormed how they could respond to certain emergencies and different people and organizations they would need to enlist for help. They also thought of any potential equipment, training, and skills required to deliver their plan. Included in skills needed was hard skills like animal handling and basic first aid, but residents also recognized that they would need people with soft skills too like cooking, driving, child care, and companionship. In the past their community has responded to emergencies and helped each other whenever possible, but Tuttle believes it’s important to have the plan formalized so that everybody will be aware of what the procedures are. “It’s not been formalized and I think that’s why we were kind of picked as the pilot project because we had responded, we do have the means to respond, we just need to formalize it,” Tuttle

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How a small town boy made his way to Team Canada By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A Fort St. John native is heading to the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games. Bo Hedges, 32, is an award-winning athlete who sits on both the B.C. and Canada wheelchair basketball teams. Hailing The Hair Binfrom & Wonowon, Hedges spent a lot of time gettingHB intoHealth the sport as a and teenager in Fort St. John. Body Wellness As a boy growing up in Fort St. John, he saidand there weren’t Spa many opportunities to play wheelchair basketball, but with the support of his parents, siblings and a recently awarded Rick Lorraine Isenbecker Hansen Difference Maker, Ray Archambault, they were able to Owner get a program started. “There wasn’t toohas much going on,Bin with theApril help1986 of my Lorraine Isenbecker owned the Hair since and parhas ents we started a program herebarbers in Fortand St.estheticians. John—it’s not expanded to employ 38 stylists, The there Hair anymore—it was aretail wheelchair basketball team,”BCsaid Bin has the largest hair care centre in Northern and Hedges. recently “We practiced couplehair of times a week andproducts we’d gowere to Grande launched their apersonal care line. The HB formuPrairie and play aforfew gamesof and theyandwould over and lated specifically the needs the area containcome no Parabens or sulfates. health play some “A games asconscious well.” choice with a budget-friendly price.” The Hair Bin receivedintroduced multiple People’s including Hedges washas initially to theChoice sport Awards when he was in best salon and spa in 2011 Lorraine contributes the success a rehabilitation centre in and Vancouver. He eventually tried of it the out salon to the wonderful people from all different walks of life, who come into the salon daily. The vast experience of the Hair Bin staff has given the business stability and room for growth. Over the past several years the salon has been completely renovated for a more modern and high-end look and feel, the Barbershop has also been renovated and now has a unique garage theme to appeal to men of all ages. In 2010 Lorraine opened the HB Health and Body Wellness and Spa, and Laser Centre offering couple’s massage, body wraps and the innovative, new non-invasive Lipo-laser girth-loss treatments to help remove unwanted inches. Gift certificates are available for all services They have also recently added the top of the line Bella Luche hair such as foils, haircuts, colours, pedicures, removal laser, with remarkable results. Lorraine invites everyone to manicures, waxing or try our HB Health come down and check it out In&closing Lorraine and her and staff would thank relaxing all their clients Body Wellness Spa like fortothat for their continuing support and look forward to meeting their needs massage, facials, body wraps and more! for many years to come.

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when he came back home. “There was a demo team who came to Fort St. John a year or two after my accident, they had a training camp—an introductory camp—and I went and liked it.” It was during a vacation that Hedges fell victim to his accident. “It was 1993, I was 13 and I fell out of a tree when we were on vacation in Ontario,” he recalled. But as the story goes, Hedges conquered his disability, making it on Team B.C.’s wheelchair basketball team, where he will be competing at the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball Championships from May 18 to 20; and ultimately to the Canadian National Team, who will be making their way to London for the 2012 Paralympics: Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. It hasn’t been an easy journey to get to where he is now, said Hedges, but a “great experience” to say the least. “I tried to make the team in 2000 and 2004 but came up short so I just continued to keep playing and pushing,” he said. “And in 2006 I moved to Vancouver and I made the team in 2007 for the first time, the Canadian National Team. It was a long process to make it to the Paralympics, to get there was pretty rewarding, it was a great experience for sure.” He said it’s difficult to secure a spot on the National Team as many of the players “stick around” and mostly young guys come up to compete. At a training camp there’s usually 20 to 25 players with only 12 spots to gain. “It’s pretty tough, it’s a lot of training and years of dedication.” Hedges made his first Paralympic appearance at the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympics. He recently accepted Male Athlete of the Year for the second time by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and received the inaugural MJ’s True Sport Award, which honours the memory of MJ Boudreault, who played on the women’s national team, but died from cancer last year. The accolade is given to someone who demonstrates her dedication to sport—and it seemed quite fitting, in more way than one, that Hedges was the first to receive it. “I used to train with her in Vancouver … so that means a lot to me to win that award,” said Hedges over the phone from Alabama.

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Hedges is currently studying in Alabama on a scholarship, as it’s one of seven universities in the United States that offer wheelchair basketball. He went on to say, “She always trained really hard and was committed to the sport and volunteered to help a lot of younger athletes and that’s what I try to do so, she was a very good friend of mine.”


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Broadway’s Mamma Mia doesn’t miss Dawson Creek By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Mamma Mia’s North American tour almost scheduled to end its ten-year run without making a stop to Dawson Creek. Originally the successful stage musical was planning to end a week before their Dawson Creek visit, however actor and crew contracts were extended two weeks to include a D.C. show on Aug. 15 as well as five shows in other cities, ending the run in Appleton, Wis. By the time they wrap up the tour at the end of August the tour will have played over 3,500 performances in over 150 cities. In 2010 the musical was almost entirely recast and the new cast worked for approximately five weeks rehearsing to open the tour in Winnipeg in mid-September. Happy Mahaney was one of the new cast members hired on to play the role of Sky, the groom. Mahaney has been on the road with the show for 18 months now and says the feedback has been overwhelming. “The show has been on the road for ten years, that says a lot about the show itself, from Mamma Mia to have succeeded in that, that speaks for itself...For some reason people love it, and Canada especially, Canada is really good to the show, usually

it sells really well there,” Mahaney said from Cincinnati, Ohio, where the show is currently playing. “The audience responses have been really great you know, and that’s such a great feeling to tour a show that gets such a great response, because not every show is built like Mamma Mia in the fact that the ending, the finale it leaves people feeling really great and really upbeat, and for us onstage that feeling is reciprocated so it’s been really great,” he said. Mahaney says that the tour version of the musical doesn’t deviate from the stage version, they use the same choreography, direction, script, vocals and staging though the set had to be altered. “It’s been scaled down to fit smaller houses, smaller theatres that the show never got to play, because it has been on the road for ten years, it’s been to all the major cities and all the smaller cities are hungry for it, they scaled down the production just a bit, but none of the audience would notice anything different,” Mahaney said. While most aspects of the show are the same, Mahaney hopes to bring something a little different to his role while staying true to his character. “I never want to give someone something that they’ve seen before, I mean the essence of the character obviously has to be there, but I pride myself in creating my version of these characters, and my ego wants mine to be the best obviously,

Happy Mahoney as Sky, and Chloe Tucker as Sophie in Mamma Mia.

the most intriguing. Every actor wants to play the part better than the last person, I think it’s just by nature of what we do, it’s such a competitive field,” he said. Mahaney has never been on tour before, and being on the road has presented him with some challenges and some rewards.

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Fort St John gives “big” to Big Borthers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake FORT ST. JOHN – Approximately 140 participants laced up their bowling shoes last weekend for the VE Brandl Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John & Area. This was the 21st annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event for the agency and it proved to be the most successful ever

in 2012 and had set a goal of $25,000.00. Having exceeded that goal means more than ever for the agency, who is still struggling to compensate for a decrease of $27,000.00 in their annual revenues caused by the absence of any provincial gaming grants this year. “Donor support makes all of our youth mentoring programs possible, and the need has never been greater,” says Danielle Armstrong, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John & Area. “This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign was more vital to our organization than possibly ever before, as this year we did not receive any provincial gaming revenue and we were greatly concerned about the impact this would have on our ability to continue to meet the growing demand for services we continue to receive.” Armstrong explains. “this is a fun-filled event aimed at increasing awareness and community involvement in our agency and services; it’s a great way for individuals to support local children and youth in our community while Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. having a lot fun with family or co-workers – it’s one hour that truly does make a difference. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of On behalf of all of the “Bigs”, eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.* “Littles” and families that we work with, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s event the success that it was; whether you were a sponsor, a bowler, You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65 54 or older as of March 31, 2012 a parent, a volunteer or even a spectator, we thank you for The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029 53 or younger as of March 31, 2012 your support!” Every dollar raised in the community will remain in Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving the community and will go it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date. directly to supporting youth mentoring programs offered by the agency. The funds are used exclusively to support The number of working-age Canadians children and youth mentoring for every senior is decreasing** programs, match “Bigs” 6 with “Littles”, maintain 5 existing relationships, recruit The number of working-age Canadians per new “Bigs” and form new 4 senior is decreasing, placing additional matches. Donations ultimately 3 strengthen the community by pressure on the OAS program. helping children and youth to 2 learn, grow and succeed. – with a total of $35,696.43 raised - all of which will stay right here in Fort St John and support children and youth within our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters was counting on the campaign to finance more than 30% of the agency’s youth mentoring services

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FORT ST. JOHN – The provincial government is putting $24 million in road improvements for the North Peace and Northern Rockies, announced Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm on May 4. More than 63 kilometres of roads will see facelifts. From widening, strengthening and surfacing parts of the Hilltop Road, Rimrock Road, Charlie Lake Road South, Old Hope Road and 100 Street.

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S.D. 59 granted funds to help support special needs in the classroom By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- School District 59 will get $535,106 as their share of the province’s $195 million Learning Improvement Fund, and $76,688 through the $10.7 million BC Education Plan Fund, the province announced Apr. 30. Both funds are targeted to help students succeed by providing more resources. The Learning Improvement Fund is targeted to support students with special needs by hiring additional teacher aids, providing additional teaching time and funding professional development. Struggling readers will benefit from the additional supports provided by the BC Education Plan Fund. “The Learning Improvement Fund will help students with special needs, and help teachers better address the needs of those students in the classroom. The BC Education Plan Fund provides important support to students who struggle with reading so they can succeed. It’s about helping teachers and students to do the best they can,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom. Under the Learning Improvement Fund regulations, the purpose of the grants is for districts to address learning improvement issues. Before the ministry allocated money to each district, total student enrollment, total number of students who are identified as special needs, the location of schools and communities and services in each district are considered. The ministry

is also required to consult with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation regarding the allocation of funds among the districts. “We’re just looking at that right now because there is Learning Improvement Fund regulations and so there’s a whole process that’s outlined in that document on how that money is allocated, so we’re just working our way through that to work out what that will look like in our district,” said Kathy Sawchuk, superintendent School District 59. School District 59 currently budgets for special needs supports, and is currently reviewing the regulations to determine how the funds can be spent, who decides how the funds can be spent and when they will be spent. “It doesn’t dictate that you will hire more support staff or you will do this with this money, it’s about how do you identify the needs and how do you put the supports in to address those needs,” Sawchuk said,

adding that she wants to identify where support is needed before making the decision where to put it. The funding is meant to be in addition to the money boards budget for these types of supports, it’s not meant to free-up funds to be allocated somewhere else in their budgets. “It’s additional money, you can’t do less, it’s about doing more,” Sawchuk said.

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By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN - On May 5 the Beatton 4H Club, the only 4H Club in the North Peace with a horse program, had their first and only clinic held by Birgit Stutz from the Falling Ranch Star. Christine Taylor, a leader and horse leader for the Beatton 4H Club said the weekend clinic was for students to learn the langugae of horses. Marina Jeffers, pictured to the right, said she enjoys the clinics because she gets to pick up lots

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Winners from the Peace River Chapter Federation of Canadian Artists, Peace Connections show in Fort St. John. Left to right: Mary Parslow ($1,000), Sandy Troudt ($500) and Cindy Vincent ($250). Sponsors: Encana, Peace Arts Gallery Society and Beaverlodge Art Society. The awards were announced on May 4 at the Peace Gallery North.

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of new material and see different techniques. “Every experience you have with your horse is a learning one,” she said.

FORT ST. JOHN – Last month’s three-day teachers strike resulted in over $30 million savings, all of which has gone back to fund schools across the province—including School District 60. “All of the strike savings will remain with school districts with $30 million being applied to LIF (Learning Improvement Fund), and the remaining $7 million to be used by school boards for educational priorities in their respective districts,” reads a press release by the B.C. government. School District 60 is getting $670,520 through the LIF and $108,276 through the BC Education Plan Fund. In addition Fort Nelson School District 81 is getting $126,158 through the Learning Improvement Fund and $17,420 through the BC Education Plan Fund. The LIF doubled this year from $30 million to $60 million. Money from the LIF is intended to hire additional teachers and teaching assistants to support special needs students.

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Local Dawson Creek women walk with the world for rural women By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK-A small number of local women belonging to the Associated Country Women of the World hosted a walk Apr. 29 to raise awareness about their community and international projects. Similar walks were held in over 70 countries that the ACWW has their approximately 9,000,000 membership on or around the same day for their Women Walk the World campaign. Local membership walked from the seniors’ hall to 17th Street and back hoping to garner interest in the community. “We’re hoping that we can attract younger people to find out what we’re doing and realize it’s useful and maybe they would like to join us,” said director of the ACWW Patsy Nagel, adding that their district has considered setting up a Facebook page to attract new members. Nagel has been a member of the ACWW and the Women’s Institute, the umbrella organization, for what she can only describe as ‘a while.’ Nagel has been around the ACWW and the WI ever since she was little and her mother used to host meetings at their house. In the past Nagel has even let her name stand to become the national representative of the ACWW. “I’ve supported everything that they do because they choose projects in third world countries where women and children are in poverty and in need and there are bad health problems and things like that…they choose projects that help women earn money or help them get more education for their children or help them to grow better food and so on,” Nagel said. The ACWW formed in 1897 by a lady in Ontario who had lost her son due to drinking impure milk, the farmer’s institute helped the women organize themselves to educate each other. A B.C. chapter was formed in 1909. “She decided then that the housewives in the country and on

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the farm just didn’t have a chance to learn anything, they didn’t know enough about food safety and health and things like that,” Nagel said. Now the organization has projects helping rural women all over the world. The local group has sponsored the drilling and building of water wells in Kenya and supported the planting of trees to help the desert from encroaching on the farmlands in Africa. Currently they are fundraising for a project called Heifers for Haiti hoping to donate cows to women there providing them with a food and income source. “It will make them healthier and really encourage them to make their own living,” Nagel said. There’s usually 10-12 ACWW projects going on simultaneously around the world and projects usually take three years to complete, and chapters decide from a list of pre-approved initiatives. Most member-countries also fundraise for ‘Pennies for Friendship,’ sending all donated pennies and change to their headquarters in London, England to help support the office there. Groups also support worthy projects in their local community. In Dawson Creek, they sponsor the 4H Club, the local hospitals, the Mizpah transitional house, they provide scholarships and bursaries to the college, and they sponsor a family from the Salvation Army at Christmas time buying the family presents and donating money to go towards their Christmas dinner. “We raise money to give it away,” Nagel said. Goals of the ACWW are to promote international friendship between country women of the world, raise the standard of living of rural women all over the world, and to be a voice for countrywomen in international affairs. “You find that people all over the world, all the women in all the world have the same problems. They worry about their children, they worry about their health, they worry about their eduof a fan. Tickets to the Dawson Creek showing went on sale Mar. 3. “I really want people to come out and experience the second last week of this show, that in itself is a powerful thing. To be one of the last audiences to see this show with the cast, the energy is going to be high, and emotions are going to be high, and it’s going to be a really great show,” Mahaney said.

Continued from Page 17. Though he’s constantly changing hotels, traveling to new cities and is accompanied by the same people day in and day out, he has discovered a sense of monotony as one of the challenges to touring; the only stability he finds is in the 2 ½ hour show he performs in nightly. Part of that monotony is living, working and traveling with the same people, which has it’s rewards to, Mahaney says he’s not only made new friends, but a family as well. “I’m not one to say that it’s always daisies and rainbows but we’ve all grown so much together and for the rest of my life I will remember every single person that worked with Mamma Mia…I will say I will cry my eyes out last day…it’s the nature of the business,” he said. Mahaney has just celebrated his 500th performance with the show, and provided his understudy is not needed, by the end of August he will have done approximately 630 shows. By this - BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS time, he says, the cast members could do a performance in their sleep, though they keep each performance as exciting as the last. “It’s like life, sometimes you’re not as into it as you are 9830 - 110 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2T1 other weeks, and when I feel Fax: (250) 785-4346 that coming on that sort of drudge, that sort of monotony, I try to realign my thinking to how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing, as we’re coming to a close to enjoy every minute that I have left,” Mahaney said. After the show is done, MaOpen 7 days a week haney plans on moving back Monday - Wednesday 10:00am-7:00pm to Los Angeles to restart his Now Open til 9pm Thursday - Saturday, TV and film career. He didn’t Thursday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 12:00-5:00pm grow up listening to Abba, but admits now that he’s somewhat

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmer’s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050. • Science World’s Community Science Celebration, hosted by Northern Lights College, Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 am–4 pm, Dawson Creek Campus. Event is FREE and is open to the entire community. There will be fascinating interactive displays for children through adult, and three spellbinding shows by Science World throughout the day. This event was last in Dawson Creek in 2008 and the feedback was: exciting, rejuvenating, fun and educationally stimulating! Contact person: Lorelee Friesen, Dean of Student Services, Northern Lights College, phone 250-782-5251, email lfriesen@nlc. bc.ca. Anyone looking to provide an interactive display of a scientific nature please contact Lorelee asap to book free space. • Mother Goose Preschool is having our open house for the upcoming year. The open house will be held at Mother Goose Preschool in Notre Dame School (925-104 ave Dawdon Creek), on Saterday, June 2 From 11am- 5:30pm. Bring your children, let them explore our facility and ask any questions you may have. Call if you have any questions or to register for the upcoming year; 1-250-782-6660 • May 19 - COUNTRY MUSIC DANCE- Music by Night Sounds at the Senior Citizens Hall 1101-McKeller Ave. Dawson Creek Dance from 8:30 to 12:30 Admission includes lunch. 19 years and over welcome. For more info phone Fred at 250-782-2192 or Linda at 250-843-7418 • Calling all Peace River Region Songwriters, Musicians and Singers. Looking for some guidance on crafting a well written song? Tips to improve your instrumental technique? Perhaps you’d like some ideas on how to go about improving vocal technique and ways to put together vocal harmonies for that heartstring pulling effect. If any of the above sounds like you, please join critically acclaimed Winnipeg folk trio Red Moon Road at the Diamond Willow Retreat near Dawson Creek , BC. In this three-hour workshop the trio will offer skills, knowledge and friendly positive critique and feedback to Peace musicians. Saturday, May 19th from 1-4pm at Diamond Willow Retreat (located 15 minutes from Dawson Creek on HWY 49 toward Spirit River/Baytree.) Price is $10 paid at the door. Pre-registration required, call Karen 250786-5122 or Pauline 250-219-7871. • An Intimate Supper Concert at Diamond Willow Retreat featuring Red Moon Road of Winnipeg and the Peace Region Songwriters. Saturday May 19th from 5– 9:00 pm. Advance tickets only, cost is $35 per person. Available at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery 250-782-2601 or Karen McGowan 250786-5122. Red Moon Road is currently # 2 on the Folk/ Roots/Blues Music Charts in Manitoba, don’t miss out on this special treat. • Red Moon Road is back by popular demand. Currently # 2 on the Folk/Roots/Blues Music Charts in Manitoba. Performing at Faking Sanity, 901 103 Ave Dawson Creek, on Sunday May 20th. Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call Faking Sanity for more details 250-782-8811. • Art for the Curious: This Expressive Arts workshop takes an interdisciplinary (mixed-media) process-based approach to art making. Initially subject matter will be explored through a contemplative collaborative poetry making process. Demonstrations on surface treatments and transfer techniques are threaded throughout the workshop including individual time with the instructor. Participants will create their own mixed-media piece(s) depending on each artist’s way of working. In addition to the materials found on the materials list, participants are invited to bring personally meaningful objects, images and materials with them to have available for their own use as the creative process unfolds. Time: Sat May 18 1:30-5:00pm & Sun May 19 10:00-4:30pm Place: Bin Top Studio in The Dawson Creek Art Gallery Cost is $90 (plus tax) Bring your own materials. $15 for extra materials provided by the instructor Register at the Art Gallery 250-782-2601. • The 30th Regional Juried Art Exhibition will be held in Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Friday, May 18th. Opening Reception from 7 -9pm. Music provided by Andrew Ho, catering by the Northern Lights College Culinary Arts Program. Open to everyone, admission is free. Guest speakers from the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council and the South

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Peace Community Arts Council will be present and the EnCana Sponsored Awards will be announced. This is a prestigious event for visual artists from around the Peace Region so please show your support by coming to see some of the talent our region has to offer. The exhibit will be on display until June 10th. • May 19th is a night of poetry and music at the Aboriginal Gathering Space in Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.(Enter from the back, beside the cafeteria). Special guest performances by the Northern Lights Drummers, singer/songwrtier Shawna Lizotte (from Chetwynd) along with poerty readings by Donna Kane, Pat Markin (Hudson Hope) and cowboy poetry recited by Jayden Stafford (Farmington). This is a free event for the public in celebration of the 30th Regional Juried Art Exhibition. Call the Art Gallery for details 250-782-2601. • Chronic Pain Management Workshop A free two hour workshop to learn more about arthritis and many techniques to help manage pain. Tuesday, May 15: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Dawson Creek Library, pre-registration call toll-free – 1-866414-7766 • Tips, Tricks and Tools to Manage Arthritis Join Occupational Therapist, Megan Berry for an interesting look at the many tools, gadgets, and accessories to make every day activities easier for people with arthritis. Learn tips and techniques to help protect your joins and manage activities to reduce pain. Tuesday, May 15: 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Dawson Creek Library, pre-registration call toll-free – 1-866-414-7766 • Dawson Creek Kiwanis Community Band presents Spring Fling Concert and Dessert Night Sat. May 26 at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre 1100- 95th Ave. Doors open 7 p.m. concert 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Simple Pleasures and from all band members $15 each. Fort St. John • Theo Bromley’s Huna Healing Circle 13149 Lakeshore Dr, Charlie Lake, Sunday May 13, 7:30-8:30pm, 250-2611043 • There will be an informative evening for those interested in Hospice and Palliative Care on May 17th at 7pm at NLC. Christine Sutherland, an RMT who specializes in Hospice and Palliative work, is presenting. She will be showing 3 short documentary films on the subject and facilitating discussions. There will also be a learning portion of the evening. This is a great opportunity for those interested in palliative care as well as those who may be supporting family, friends, or clients in this stage of life. • Understanding Arthritis What is arthritis and what can I do about it? Learn more about the many types of arthritis and current treatment options. Get some tips and techniques to help manage symptoms including pain. Monday, May 14: 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Pomeroy Sports Centre, pre-registration, call toll-free – 1-866-414-7766 • Chronic Pain Management Workshop A free two hour workshop to learn more about arthritis and many techniques to help manage pain. Monday, May 14: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Pomeroy Sports Centre, pre-registration, call toll-free – 1-866-414-7766 • Gradfest 2012 needs volunteers- npssgradfest@gmail. com • On Saturday May 12, 10am-4pm @ The Baldonnel School - The Baldonnel School PAC is hosting a Ladies Soccer Tournament, Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza, Flower Sale & Garage Sale. The PAC will also be serving lunch and snacks. There will be lots of Door Prizes & Raffle Tickets for sale. EVERYONE WELCOME. If you are interested in a table please contact Michelle 250-261-9623. All proceeds will go to the “In Memory of Curtis Hadland Wheelchair Accessible Playground”. • British Home Child Memory Quilt Exhibit - Between 1869 and 1948, 100 000 British Home Children were sent to Canada by church groups, orphanages, and workhouses to work on farms or as domestic help. These groups thought that poor and abandoned children would have a better life in Canada than on the street and in the workhouses of Britain. Many thrived in Canada but others suffered abuse, poor working conditions, and loneliness. 2010 was designated as the Year of the British Home Child. Three quilts were made in Canada with squares submitted by descendents of these British Home Children. This quilt comes to us from Alberta and was lovingly put together by Hazel Perrier, a descendent of British Home Children. It depicts the experiences of these children

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across the country. On display until the end of August at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 – 100th Street. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-787-0430. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-785-3731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45. Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 7839994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information.


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NEAT’s Green Freight project part of Shell’s Fueling Change challenge The Board and Staff of the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) would like to thank everyone in our communities and beyond for a successful 2011 and we wish everyone a prosperous 2012!

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