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On May 16 a Moberly Lake Elementary student and Saulteau preschooler pour 2-yearold trout into Moberly Lake to help shock the population. A number of students took turns releasing the trout into the river.







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FORT ST. JOHN – With only 300 trout fish left in Moberly Lake, this wanted species sat on the brink of extinction, in its area. Fortunately on May 16, with the help of more than 20 little hands and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource, thousands of juvenile trout were dropped in the lake in hopes to boost the population. “We’re releasing 14,000 lake trout … as an effort to recover [its] population which has declined over time, due largely to over fishing,” said Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource director of resource management Chris Addison. “We’ve pushed the population below a threshold that can’t be self-sustaining anymore,” said Addison. Schools surrounding Moberly Lake in Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Moberly Lake Elementary and the Saulteau preschool were invited to take part in the ceremonial release of a couple hundred trout at a loading dock right next to Moberly Lake Elementary. The majority of the trout were dropped off further into the lake by boat. Moberly Lake Elementary and Saulteau preschool were present for the celebration. From age three to Grade 5, the kids braved the chilling wind in zipped up jackets and waited to help spill the trout into the water. Pauline Walker, Moberly Lake secretary and Aboriginal support worker, said it was important to involve children in releasing the trout. “This lake is the center of our community and it’s crucial in our livelihood and our culture,” said Walker. “For them to see the stocking of the lake, will maybe put some ownership into them to help look after the lake better, for their generations and future generations…” Addison said the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource tries to engage students whenever possible. “They’re convenient to the lake and it’s nice to get the kids involved,” he said. After years of readying the fish, Carmen Marshell from the Saulteau band lands department, organized the schools to be part of the trout rebirth. “This program has been going on for quite a while and they’ve actually been growing the fish in Duncan for two years,” said Marshell. The trout egg and sperm came from Moberly Lake and were reared in Vancouver Island. Marshell said they had an option to release them when the fish were one year old, but letting them grow an extra year increased their chances of survival from predators while they are still young. When the fish were let go they were roughly 20 cm in length. The decline in trout is believed to come from over fishing. To ensure the trout population doesn’t see another significant drop, Marshell said there would be two more releases within the next six years. Walker, the school secretary, said the addition of 14,000 baby trout was “very important” especially after hearing about the decline. “I do know people who do fish and they said it’s harder to catch...”

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B.C. seeks more investment in coal during Japanese trade mission By Jill Earl

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The North Peace Cultural Centre played host last week to the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival featuring Stage North plays Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad and Death & The Maiden. Spectaclar Chair Factory presented their play Dog Sees God, a retelling of the classic Peanut characters reimagined as teenagers facing problems that teenagers do. Emily-May Olson and Joel Laventure are seen here as CB and Van’s Sister (Charlie Brown and Lucy).

DAWSON CREEK- During the second day of Premier Christy Clark’s trade mission to Japan, the Premier together with Xstrata Coal and JX Nippon Oil and Energy Company announced a $35 million-investment to conduct a pre-feasibility study of the Suska Coal Project. The Suska Coal Project is located between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, and includes areas obtained by Xstrata from First Coal Corporation and Cline Mining in 2011. The prefeasibility study will be completed during the first half of 2013 and will include exploration and environmental studies, in the hopes of mining coal to be used for manufacturing steel after a detailed feasibility study and the necessary approvals. “Xstrata’s partnership with JX Nippon has put us in a positive position to advance the Suska Coal Project ... The pre-feasibility study will involve significant expenditures on exploration and environmental studies to develop the appropriate mining solution for the delivery of vital natural resources and sustainable value for stakeholders,” said Mark McManus, executive general manager for Xstrata Coal Canada, in the press release. Over the past nine months Xstrata Coal has invested approximately $673 million in northeastern B.C. through the purchase of First Coal Corporation, coal deposits from Cline Mining and Talisman Energy, and over 100,000 hectares under license in the Peace River Coal Fields. “We have welcomed Xstrata as a corporate citizen of Chetwynd and we are pleased to see the company moving forward in its development processes. Our contacts with Xstrata have given us a sense of confidence in the prospects for a long-term relationship with Chetwynd,” said Chetwynd mayor, Merlin Nichols in an email. Xstrata’s announcement came a day before the Ministry of Energy and Mines announced a long-term plan designed to develop the mining industry and create jobs. As apart of the B.C. Mineral Exploration and Mining Strategy, the ministry plans to expand nine existing mines and create eight new ones by 2015. Goals of

the strategy include: enhancing B.C.’s competitive edge, streamlining regulatory processes, ensuring the health and safety of B.C.’s workers, protecting the environment, building partnerships with First Nations and developing a well-skilled workforce. The province estimates that under the BC Jobs Plan mining operations will increase by $1.6 billion, creating approximately 15,000 direct and indirect jobs, and contributing more than $150 million a year toward government revenue. “The BC Jobs Plan commits to significant growth of mining and mine expansion that will contribute to high-paying jobs that support B.C. families ... With an investment of over $500 million provided annually for labour market training programs, we can ensure that training is available so British Columbians can take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in the mining industry,” said Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Pat Bell, in a press release. The Premier’s trade mission to Japan will include stops to Korea and Philippines; she hopes to attract more investment and workers to the province. Besides Xstrata’s interest in mining in the province, Clark says many other companies have also expressed a desire to invest. “There is huge interest in our coal, in particular our... coal here in Japan, and huge interest of course in LNG, and the reason for that as you know the Japanese are moving away from nuclear, and nuclear energy has provided 30 per cent of their total energy needs. So as they’re shutting down all of their nuclear facilities they are trying to find new sources of energy,” Clark said. “There are many more [companies] that are interested in particular in our coal and you know those jobs are great jobs for people, they pay $100,000 a year on average and these are long-term stable family supporting jobs so particularly mining, because it often happens in smaller communities can mean new life for an entire town and they’re very excited about our plan of 17 new and expanded mines by 2015. It is the biggest mining expansion that any government has proposed in more then three decades in British Columbia,” she said.

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Rebel fish fossil found in T.R. makes big splash worldwide By Jill Earl

TUMBLER RIDGE - The city recognized for its dinosaur discovery in 2000 that lead to economic growth in the community, can add another discovery to their list. Scientists, Andrew Wendruff of Ohio State University and colleague Mark Wilson have identified three fossils found in the mountains near Tumbler Ridge as Rebellatrix divaricerca, ‘the fork-tailed rebel fish’. The pair has published, ‘A fork-tailed coelacanth, Rebellatrix divaricerca, from the Lower Triassic of Western Canada,’ as the featured article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology’s May issue. As Peace region Paleontology Research Centre paleontologists, Rich McCrea and Lisa Buckley, do not have their expertise in fish, they called on the help of Wendruff and Wilson nearly four years ago to identify the fossils. “They know enough to know when things are really important but when we find things like this they would then use their contacts within the scientific community…to come into our facility to examine the collection and work out what’s really important,” said Dr. Charles Helm, vicepresident of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation. Coelacanths are a type of Triassic fish, and although it’s very unusual they can still be found today deep in the Indian Ocean. Until the discovery in Tumbler Ridge coelacanths were thought to be ‘evolutionarily conservative,’ but with these fossils as evidence, Wendruff and Wilson argue otherwise. “Rebellatrix is not just a new species or a new genus it’s a whole new family of coelacanths and that’s so exciting … They always thought that these fish had stayed the same and that coelacanths were kind of all the same and they didn’t change much over time and now all of a sudden we have the Rebellatrix that shows the scientists didn’t have access to the correct information because the Rebellatrix is so different,” Helm said. Scientists recognize the fossils as coelacanths because of the distinctive lobbed fin but it diverges from other coelacanths with a unique caudal fin. “There’s enough in these specimens to know that this is a coelacanth but wow it’s just very different from what we knew before,” Helm said. The three fossils are nearly 240 million years old, older then the centre’s 65 million year-old dinosaur specimens; they are the only fossils in the world to be identified as Rebellatrix divaricerca. Pilot Maynard Bergh stumbled across the first of the three fossils in 1960 in Wapiti Lake Provincial Park, Bergh later gave it to Fort St. John resident, Roy Christie, who then donated it the TRMF in 2004. Another fossil was found in 2006 by 13-year-old Sheena Walkley as apart of annual expedition the TRMF takes into the mountains, and the last fossil was found by Helm’s wife Linda in 2007 on another expedition. When they were first collected, the fossils were misidentified as another type of fish. The TRMF has been leading these expeditions for eight years, and usually have 10 people taking part. In the beginning hikers/fossil collectors brought down the specimens in their backpacks, but thanks to a local helicopter company the fossils are now airlifted safely down the mountain. Participants in the fossil collecting expeditions are TRMF members and agree to their code of ethics, mainly that all specimens found are to go to the PRPRC collection; they do not allow private collectors. The fossils can be viewed at the PRPRC and eventually will be on display in a more formal exhibit outlining the story around the fossils in text panels and photographs. “Some people prefer these fish specimens even to the dinosaurs. There’s something about fish because you can fish in the rivers and you can still pull a descent sized fish out, but the fish that we’re finding up in the mountains are actually up to a meter long and any person who enjoys fishing can kind of identify with that, so some people just love looking at fish,” Helm said. Helm believes this is not only an important discovery for the paleontology world, but also for the entire Peace Region. He says the discovery may attract more tourists and diversify the economy. “Well it’s really neat to have community making international headlines again, the community now has a reputation for making exciting discoveries coming out of it. The Dinosaur Discovery Gallery is the only one of it’s kind in B.C., so it’s an area where economic diversification through tourism is only going to get bigger and bigger and not just for Tumbler Ridge but for the region,” said Helm.


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FORT ST. JOHN – RCMP are still on the lookout for three suspects who allegedly broke into a house in the 96 Avenue area on May 15 at approximately 1 a.m. Dylan Hamm, 31, was charged last week in relation to the break and enter. He is currently in custody awaiting a court appearance on two counts of assault with a weapon, breaching probation, uttering threats, and break and enter. His court date was scheduled for May 23. According to police the three suspects on the loose had worn masks to cover their identity, but a fourth man was apparently without one. The occupants of the house gave the description of the unmasked man to police. Police then identified the man as Hamm and began working on locating him. When Hamm learned he was being sought, he called to turned himself in at 11 a.m. on the day of the alleged invasion and was arrested without inciFile photo dent shortly after, according to Fort St. John RCMP department police statements. The male and female victims were taken to hospital with minor injuries and released. Two of the men wore woolen balaclavas and the other had a handmade facemask. They are all described to be 5’4” to 5’6” with slim build, in all black clothing. Police urge the community, if they have any information on this incident, to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.










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Moberly Lake Elementary School and Saulteau preschool children watch as hundreds of juvenile trout get dumped into a bucket, which they later helped release into Moberly Lake (top right picture) on May 16.

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our soul to do these things, that’s what’s making it vibrant,” said Emilie Mattson, one of the festival’s original organizers. Although the festival has always been a family friendly event this year organizers have focused on providing more activities for children including an art corner, wagon and pony rides, stock dog presentations, an ice cream making demonstration, a swing set has been constructed for children’s entertainment, and pieces from children artists will also be displayed. Several food vendors will also be in attendance. “We like to keep it as a family event, and we all have kids and kids need to be exposed to art and music as well,” said Karl Mattson, Emilie’s son and another one of the festival’s organizers. “Kids have fun here, a farm is a fun place for kids.” The first Sweetwater 905 Arts Festival was in 1997, it was held at the Rolla Community Hall and was known as the Festival of the Sweetwater Moon. The organizing group of Donna Kane, Emilie Mattson, Marilyn Belak and Karl Mattson hosted the festival again in 2000, and then moved the festival to the Mattson’s family farm in 2005 and changed the name to Sweetwater 905, and since then have held six more festivals. “The spark was caused along time ago, because we are an artistic community and a family, and it started as a venture Donna and I had with going to Wells for a poetry thing, and I was talked into going, and when I was there I thought we can do this in Rolla, that’s how it started. We could make something happen in

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Rolla, why do we need to go anywhere else,” Emilie said. Performers and those wanting to be shown at Sweetwater 905 submit an application to do so. Karl remembers when they had to go searching for acts to play their festival, now they actually have to turn away some people because of limited time slots. Through the help of local and provincial sponsors, and open-mic night fundraisers, organizers are able to pay out-of-town acts and usually break even every year. The festival attracts 500 to 800 people each year depending on the weather. Among the changes attendees will see this year include the location of the stage and campsite moved from the field closer to the house, a large roofed shed to protect attendees from the elements and a change in date from the September long weekend to the third weekend in June. Festival organizers felt that the weather would be nicer in June and wanted to open the festival season instead of close it. This year is also the first year the festival has had a formal organizing committee, who have been hard at work planning the event since last year’s festival ended. “We’re more involved now, it’s not as thrown together and we’re thinking about stuff all the time,” said Dean Mattson, Emilie’s son and another of the festival’s organizers. “This is the first year that it’s a whole bunch of people sitting around a table and just people working.” Among the many preparations for the event, volunteers to help with security, setting up games, hospitality, and cleaning (Community Living has volunteered to provide some of their members) are always welcome and always needed. “I’ve volunteered at festivals and this festival is unique because it supports all the different kinds of art and it’s on the family farm and you see how hard they work and how hard they put it together and they enjoy it as well. It is really magical and it’s just really neat to be a part of that and to be able to see the immense arts that are up here,” said Fran Haughian, a member of the organizing committee. Though much more work needs to go into preparations, organizers and regular attendees alike are looking forward to celebrating the arts. “This is not just a Mattson event, this is all about our community, we have very much support amongst the artistic community that believe in what this is and it’s integral to this happening,” Emilie said. “It wouldn’t happen by ourselves. Know what would happen if it were by ourselves? It would be isolated and safe, it’s not about that, it’s a really integral kind of thing.”

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Responsible Natural Resource Devel- opment – A Practical Point of View

MP Report by Bob Zimmer I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an important issue that affects BC and all of Canada: natural resource development. Recent debates surrounding our natural resources have become quite polarizing, with some using the approach, “if you’re not with us, you’re against us.” In other words, if an individual uses fossil fuels, then that individual is ‘against’ the environment and if an individual doesn’t use fossil fuels then they are ‘for’ the environment. There are several problems with this argument and I challenge all of us to take a practical, rational and honest approach to this debate. First, I would argue that all of us care about the environment. Like many of you, I have a family and I want my children to breathe clean air and drink fresh water. We recycle our used plastic, aluminum cans, cardboard, and paper. We recently purchased a more fuel-efficient vehicle and we use CFL light bulbs, making sure we turn off lights when we’re not in the room. Like most Canadians, we are doing our part to be good to the environment. We also enjoy the outdoors. When our very busy schedule will allow it, we like to camp, ride our bikes, fish and golf. We appreciate and enjoy our natural surroundings as most Canadians do. We are for the environment. At the same time, I also support the responsible development of our natural resources. In today’s society, ALL British Columbians and Canadians use oil, gas, and other natural resources. Practically speaking then, in order to utilize these resources we need to develop them. We all use products that are either made from, or manufactured using oil, gas, and other natural resources – more so than you may realize. We all know the obvious oil products like gasoline, motor oil, and bitumen, as well as the natural gas used to heat our homes and the wood to build them. But there are many other resource-based products that utilize plastic (an oil product), steel (metallurgical coal), and glass (natural gas is required for production) that I would argue would be virtually impossible to live without. Eyeglasses, telecommunications towers, hospitals, houses, wastewater pipes, satellites, cell phones, laptop computers, televisions, buses, cars, light bulbs, electrical wire, cooking utensils, stoves, paper, concrete, windows, tents, pens, medical equipment, ambulances, wheelchairs, tires, hospital beds, bicycles, ipods, smartphones, hip replacements and toilet paper are all made using natural resources. And these are just a few examples. As you can see, if we were to remove all products


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that are manufactured with oil, gas, or other natural resources there wouldn’t be much left. In Ottawa, I hear from the NDP on a regular basis that natural resource development is bad and that we need to stop all development. The problem with the idea of stopping the development of oil, gas and other natural resources is that those proposing it are users of these same resources! I, as do many of my parliamentary colleagues, regularly travel to and from Ottawa on planes powered by jet fuel. It isn’t as fun as you may think, but a necessary part of the job. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party, and many BC NDP Members of Parliament who openly support a moratorium on natural resource development, often get on the same flights that I do and use buses, taxis or other vehicles while in Ottawa. They have vehicles back in their riding and have all the same amenities that you and I do (i.e. running water, heat in their homes, etc.). How can someone support a moratorium on natural resource

development while at the same time utilizing these products on a daily basis? To me, this is an untenable position. To use natural resources and at the same time oppose their development is hypocrisy and it simply won’t work. It would be like having an individual leading a movement against smoking and the manufacturing of cigarettes go home every night and smoke a simply doesn’t make sense. That is why we need to have a practical and honest perspective when discussing our environment and natural resource development in BC and Canada. We all need to realize that we need natural resources to function in today’s society. Therefore, we need to develop them, but we must do so responsibly. Our “Responsible Resource Development” plan seeks to do this. We want to be good stewards of the environment and our natural resources so that all Canadians can enjoy the benefits of both. Responsible Resource Development – it is the practical point of view.

Is your community prepared? Are you and your neighbor’s prepared for an emergency event? The PRRD Emergency Program wants to work with its rural communities to provide coordinated community preparedness in the region. Good planning is the key to success in many things in life and being ready to care for ourselves and our families following an emergency is one area where planning can make a difference! Even though nothing can be done to prevent a disaster such as an earthquake or flood, individuals and families that are prepared before disaster strikes are more likely cope more effectively during the event and recover more quickly after the event A Community Emergency Preparedness Program is a way to ensure you and your community can prepare for a localized emergency. Whether you live in a rural subdivison or rural farming community, a Community Emergency Program is easily adaptable to benefit both you and your neighbours. The time to start planning is now before an emergency happens. Organizing now as a family and community will save precious

time following a disaster or emergency. Gather a group of neighbours together to: Step 1 Determine the size of your community, its demographics and special concerns. Step 2 Identify hazards and their potential effects and impacts to your community. (i.e., floods, fires, etc.) Step 3 Encourage residents to become personally prepared, learn what to expect and how to cope. Step 4 Encourage neighbours to develop a plan for Community Emergency Preparedness within their own community, and to volunteer on the Community Emergency Preparedness Team as part of the plan. Step 5 Determine and identify the community resources, including; individual, family, neighbourhood and community. (i.e., local fire department, equipment, volunteers, etc.) Step 6 Encourage training and practice drills to ensure your team is prepared for the next emergency event. Step 7 Encourage your community to establish a network with

adjacent communities and other organizations. In the end, your community emergency preparedness plan will provide a guideline on how you can prepare your community for the next emergency event and at the same time it will assist the PRRD in assessing your local capacity, and to determine methods of communication with your community during an emergency. At the Peace River Regional District there are trained facilitators who will deliver the training to your community free of charge. There are ready made templates that will assist your community in writing out your plan and communicating with others in your area. For information call Fran Haughian, Community Services • 9909-100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y4 • Phone toll free 1-877-787-7030 • Phone: 250-787-7030 • Fax: 250-787-7090 Email: • • • • 1509B Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 1Z9 • Phone: 250-782-7060 • Fax: 250-782-7066 •

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Cutting Old Age Security will hurt poor seniors the most Opinion Editorial By Scott Brison, MP Finance Critic for the Liberal Party of Canada Last month’s federal budget made it official: the government is raising the age for Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67. Any Canadian born after March 31, 1958 must wait up to two years longer before receiving their OAS pension. What will these cuts mean for Canada? Let’s consider who depends on OAS. Today, four out of every ten Canadians who receive OAS are living on less than $20,000 per year. Single women are more likely to rely on OAS as their main source of income. Rural communities, with their older populations, are also more likely to be hurt by cuts to OAS. The OAS program includes the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), which is a monthly allowance for low-income seniors. By raising the age for OAS, the government is also raising the age for GIS – a move that will hit Canada’s most vulnerable seniors the hardest. Making Canadians wait another two years before receiving OAS takes away more than $15,000 per year from the very seniors who can least afford it. The government’s message to these Canadians is clear: You are on your own. You should work longer. You should have saved more.

If you are 50 right now, you may have been counting on receiving OAS when you turn 65. Now you must try to find an additional two years of income to live off. Unfortunately, working longer isn’t an option for many baby boomers and future seniors. For workers with physically demanding jobs – such as construction workers, miners, and those who work on their feet all day on a plant floor – by the time they reach the age of 65, their bodies may not allow them to continue working. High local unemployment may keep others from working longer. According to the latest tax returns, almost half of all Canadians earn less than $25,000 per year. You can’t save for tomorrow when you can hardly pay the bills today. The inevitable result of cuts to OAS will be increased hardship for many seniors, while provincial governments are left picking up the tab with new seniors on social assistance. Cutting the pensions of the most vulnerable is not right in a successful country like Canada. The federal government says it must make these cuts to OAS in order to make the program sustainable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Experts from the OECD and World Bank, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and even Canada’s own

Chief Actuary have all said that Canada’s OAS system is already sustainable. It doesn’t need to be cut. The government’s own experts have looked at population and economic projections and concluded that “there is no pressing financial or fiscal need to increase pension ages in the foreseeable future.” If the government truly believes – against all evidence to the contrary – that OAS must be cut in order to be saved, why didn’t the prime minister say this during the election last year? After all, we’ve known about the baby boom generation for some time. But the Conservative Party did not warn Canadian seniors about their plans to cut OAS. Instead, this is what the party promised in its 2011 election platform: “We will not cut transfer payments to individuals or to the provinces for essential things like healthcare, education and pensions.” OAS is a transfer payment to individuals for pensions. For our most vulnerable seniors, it is their only source of income. According to recent public opinion polls, Canadians believe that income inequality – the growing gap between rich and poor – is the most important issue facing the country. By cutting OAS, the government is doing something about income inequality. It is making it worse.

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The Social Service Worker Diploma program (SSWD) held a year-end potluck at the Fort St. John campus to celebrate the graduation of 12 students from the program. A total of 15 SSWD students will graduate from the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses this year, including the first international student from Macao, Ka Ben. Five of the graduates will continue their studies towards a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia Peace Liard campus.

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Cosmetology student Keana Casault consults with Kaley Garant at the ‘Cut for Cancer’ charitable event on the Dawson Creek campus April 25. Jerri Kurtz, Cosmetology instructor, said her class was happy to participate. The hair was donated to the local Cancer Society, who sends the hair to Vancouver to make into wigs. They are returned to Dawson Creek for children with cancer in the region.

Lisa Verbisky, Academic Chair at NLC, was a volunteer judge at the Northern B.C. Regional Science fair in April at North Peace Secondary School. She was “wowed” when she met Clearview Elementary School’s J.T. Cranston. The grade five student, who is currently taking grade eight math, wrote a formula for calculating metric time, and defined time units with names such as ‘mastodonics’. “At first I was interested in dinosaurs,” Cranston said. “But as I got older I learned what killed the dinosaurs and then I became interested in outer space, time, and astrophysics.”

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home and in the hospital. She said massaging is an easy way to aide people without the help of medication and to give people the quality of life even if they’re in a hospice. “The palliative massage is a big deal, but everybody has the same ticket out of here so we more and more have a social system to keep people at home, and so many people are opting to die at home.” Sutherland also does work with spinal cord injury; last weekend she was in Vancouver to film the last leg of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion anniversary tour, for a film she’s working on, Keep Moving Forward. One of the characters in her documentary was carrying Hansen’s torch.

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Students from North Peace Secondary School use massage techniques taught by Christine Sutherland, registered massage therapist, on seniors at Abbeyfield Houses on May 15. By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – Registered massage therapist Christine Sutherland made her way up to Fort St John because of “true love” she said. After learning that her daughter had fallen in love and moved to Fort St. John to be with her boyfriend, Sutherland needed a reason to visit her and work at the same time. “I organized as many things as I could to provide the favourite projects that I do in other parts of the country and in the north so I could visit her and contribute to the community,” she said. On May 15, Sutherland brought the program ‘Bridging the Gap’ to several Grade 11 and 12 students at North Peace Secondary School and seniors at Abbeyfield House. The program was intended to connect youth and seniors through touch—massages to be exact. “What we did specifically was for head, neck and shoulders and arms and hands.” Earlier in the day Sutherland did a demonstration with the students on how to properly massage. After an hour they made their way to the senior’s home to test their masseuse skills. “If people [students] are shy they can stand behind the senior by doing their head, neck and shoulders and temples and things for headache techniques. And then they come around in front and do the arms and hands and that’s always really good … to help with their achy joints or arthritis.” The students’ visit was not only an opportunity to gain volunteer hours, which is a necessary component to graduate, but also to engage with seniors in a non-traditional way. “It’s really important to let the kids see that there’s a need, that often our elderly members are quite separated from everyone but mostly they are quite separated form young people in the soci-

ety,” said Marie Young, NPSS graduation transitions advisor. “And they are not very many ways for kids to have contact with elderly people unless it’s a relative.” Bridging the Gap is a way to make kids feel comfortable with meeting senior citizens and applying massages is a way to open the door to that interaction, she said. “The power of touch has been seriously minimized in our society in terms of everyday interaction with people,” said Young. There is a such a taboo in school about touching, she added, but noted: “There’s a lot of care and community that can be done through touch, that touch can be a very positive form of communication and can be, not so much healing, but caring.” Sutherland who is 60 years old started the Bridging the Gap program about 35 years ago at a massage school she co-founded in Toronto called Sutherland-Chan. Sutherland’s skill tends to be in arrivals and departures for pregnancy and baby deliveries. She was at Baby’s Best Chance and Beez Kneez Baby Boutique in Fort St. John last Mother’s Day weekend lending her expertise. She is currently the director of Canadian Institute of Palliative Massage and producer of Sutherland Productions. In addition, last Thursday she presented three films at Northern Lights College that she produced: A Different Way to Live, A Better Way to Die, which is a trilogy of families, friends and volunteers massaging those dying at

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care of it and nurture it, so it’s there for generations and generations to come, we’re just delighted to be here,” said Coun. Terry McFadyen, who participated in a few presentations to local schools. During school presentations watershed steward, Reg Whiten, and his summer intern, Chelsea McClellan, talked to children about where water comes from, what makes water unsafe and how the city cleans it to make is safe to drink. Whiten and McClellan also talked about how to conserve water, why conserving water is important and even taught them the ‘Watershed Wiggle,’ to help students remember how a watershed operates. “We really want people of all ages connected to their water and understanding where the water comes from, what their responsibility is in saving it, cleaning it, caring for it, and that’s the whole point,” Whiten said. He predicts that within the next year or so a watershed council will be created in the area to get different agencies and industries together to discuss their future plans and water needs and where the gaps are. Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe pull from the upper Kiskatinaw River, Bearhole Lake, Blackhawk Lake, Hourglass Lake and One Island Lake for their water supply. Continued on Page A15

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Mayor Lori Ackerman presents Leah Friesen (left) and Ryan Tancock (right) with Long Service Awards at council on May 14. Leah Friesen was given a Service Award for her work of five years in the Public Works department. Ryan Tancock was recognized for his commitment to the Fort St. John Fire Department, he has been a full-time fire fighter since 2002.

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FORT ST. JOHN - Grant writing can be cumbersome. Luckily, the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplace Program is organizing a writing clinic for non-profit organizations. On May 30, Andy Ackerman will be going through the process of writing “brilliant” grant proposals from start to finish at the Fort St. John Business Resource Centre. “This is a great an opportunity to learn how to write proposals and write them in such a way that you get effective results,” reads a press release. Admission is free but space is limited. To register or if you have any questions call 250-785-5323 or email onose.oboh@success.



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Fun Guide

To The Peace

FORT NELSON – Fort Nelson is a booming city. Home to over 5,000 residents it boasts a wealth of natural attractions. It is the largest Northern Rock Regional Municipality and is the only town incorporated in the Northern Rockies Regional District. It sits in the midst of beautiful scenery on the 300 Mile Road of the Alaska Highway. The average summer temperature is 17C. 1) Fort Nelson Heritage Museum: Entering the museum is like entering a time machine and going back to the turn of the 20th Century. If you’re a car junkie you better not miss this. The theme of the museum is Transportation. There is an array of collections, from antique cars and trucks to hundreds of donated license plates. Other collector items that could be seen here are mineral samples to antique hand tools and even a stuffed albino moose head—it’s all kept under the museum’s roof. It is open from mid-May to September 8:30 a.m. to 7:30

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p.m. daily. Admission: Adults $5, Children and Seniors $3 and Families $10. 2) Fort Nelson’s Great Outdoors – Demonstration Forests and Tsimeh Lake Trails: The abundance of nature in Fort Nelson and the surrounding area is breath taking, why not inhale what the Northern Rockies has to offer by hiking, biking or riding. The Demonstration Forest is located at the Far West end of Mountainview Drive, Fort Nelson – Mile 283. In the winter you ski here but in the summer, why not hike or bike? There are different trails lengths so you can choose what level of activity best suits you. It’s great for a quick stroll after dinner or an afternoon adventure. The Tsimeh Lake Trails, 14 McConachie Creek Road, is a desired area for hiking. Different loops let you gauge how far you want to go. It’s 12.5 km full round trip,8.5 km second lake round trip and 6 km to the shelter. 3) Liard Hotsprings Lodge – Liard Hotsprings Lodge and RV park is located on Mile 497 on the Alaska Highway on the way to the Yukon border, 190 m northwest of Fort Nelson. This attraction is a year-round destination and a “must see”. The water temperations range from 42C to 52C year round. If the summer heat is already enough for you, Liard Hosprings is also home to over 100 bird species. Admission: Per person $5, Children 12 and under $3, Families $10. 4) Boating – From mid-July onwards the water levels at the Muskwa River are low enough to launch your boat at a large launch just south of Fort Nelson. From here you can boat

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into the Prophet River, Tuchodi River, upper Muskwa going up-river, Fort Nelson River, Snake River and Liard River going down-river. If you’re just looking to kick back for a leisurely paddle the Muskwa is a slow class one river, you can get there by entering through the Muskwa Bridge in Fort Nelson and down to the P3 bridge below the airport. TAYLOR – Taylor is a small, quaint community nestled at the bottom of two hills, 36 m north of Dawson Creek and 10 m south of Fort St. John. This little community made its mark after appearing in the CBC show Village On A Diet. It may cover only an area of six miles square feet, but it boasts many events in the summer time. 1) 3rd Annual Hill Climb – As seen on Village on Diet, participants climbed the steep and long Taylor Hill, now you can do it, too! On May 26 at 5:15 p.m. join Taylor to a healthy summer start. There will be give-a-ways and BBQ celebration to follow. 2) Peace Island Park – Bring the entire family to the park with 39 sites and 60 services sites in the new expansion area. It’s an affordable campground with fees from $15 to $50. There are serviced, non-serviced and group sites. Or if you just want to enjoy it for a day, take a stroll through the walking trails, check out the horseshoe pits, historic Rocky Mountain forts, playgrounds, shelter with cookhouse, water pump, fire wood and boat launch. Opens in may and closes depending on the weather. 3) Spirit of the Peace Powwow – Join the beauty of a First Nation celebration. The 7th Annual Traditional Spirit of the Peace Powwow is for everyone’s enjoyment. Take part in a drum contest and tasting Native cuisine. Set your eyes on the Native art vendors and talented dancers or let the Thundering Spirit Singers fill your ears as they will be this year’s host drum. Bring a folding chair or camp outside. Don’t miss out on Friday, Jun. 15 to Sunday, Jun. 17. A free shuttle bus will be available on the last day until the following Tuesday, taking people to and from the powwow, which will be held at the Taylor Ice Centre, from the co-op mall starting. Admission: Free. Continued on page B2

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Taylor CONTINUED... 4) Lone Wolf Golf Club – One of Taylor’s newest additions is the Lone Wolf Golf Club located at the northeast corner of Taylor. It’s an 18-hole, par 72-championship course that sits along a green landscape with a heated driving range. Whether you’re heading out to take a swing, or just finished a full day of golfing the licensed lounge is ready to accommodate you. Seven TV’s a covered patio and barbecue area, are sure to heat things up. There are power carts and equipment rentals available. Book a lesson, become a member or visit for the day, the choice is yours! 5) 40th Annual Gold Panning Championships – Watch as top-level gold-panners dish out the gems this summer. The weekend also has activities like arts and crafts fair, children’s games and activities, steak, barbecue, pancake breakfast and more. HUDON’S HOPE – The district of Hudson’s Hope is located between Fort St. John (90 km west) and Chetwynd (66 km north), the third oldest community in all of British Columbia. It was originally a Hudson’s Bay Company Trading Post in 1805. While driving into the district, it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road with the stunning scenery that presents itself adjacent to the winding roads that lead into Hudson’s Hope. Views of the Peace River and the rolling hills are magnetic; there are a few pullout areas where you can catch the view. The average July temperature is 15C. Hudson’s Hope is “The Land of Dinosaurs and Dams”. 1) Hudson’s Hope Museum – In 1942 the Museum building was the Hudson’s Bay store today it’s a place to learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the region by checking out the dino tracks and fossils in the museum. But that’s not it, it also carries a wide variety of collector items such as World War memorabilia, Aboriginal collections, Continued on page B3

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Hudson’s Hope CONTINUED... historic photographs from the W.A.C. Bennett dam construction and much more! Visit the trapper’s cabin and pioneer home while you’re at it. It’s open from end of May to mid-September from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Admission: by donation. 2) W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam – Visit the dam visitor’s centre while you’re in Hudson’s Hope. Peace Canyon Dam is 5 km southwest of the district and W.A.C. Bennett Dam is 21 km west of Hudson’s Hope. W.A.C. Bennett Dam looks over the Williston Lake. Both dam visitor centres

May 24, 2012 are open until May 3. W.A.C. Bennett Dam’s hours of operation are Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Peace Canyon Dam is open from Wednesday to Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are closed on Tuesday. Peace Canyon Dam’s admission is free. W.A.C Bennett Dam admission: Adults $6, Senior and Youth (6-17) $15, Children under 5 free, Families (2 adults and 2 youth) $15 plus taxes on all admission. 3) Swimming pool – The public swimming pool is an outdoor activity for the whole family. This year the pool staff will be brining back some activities like aqua fit, family swim

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and teen swim nights. 4) Camping – Get acquainted with Hudson’s Hope by staying at one of the four municipal campgrounds and/or two RV parks, all within 24 km from the centre of the town. King Gething Park ($15 a night) is at the south entrance of Hudson’s Hope, from here you can walk to the local grocery store, lay out a picnic, visit the Museum, Visitor Centre or Beattie Park. For a more scenic and outdoors-y atmosphere spend a couple of nights at Alwin Holland Park ($15 a night). It is on the Peace River 2 m south of the district. Inside the park is the historic cabin of pioneer Reginald “Uncle Dudly” Shaw. Dinosaur Lake Campground is 4 m south of Hudson’s Hope and was named for the fossils and dinosaur footprints that were covered from the flooding for the Peace Canyon Dam. There are lots to see and do at this campsite from wildlife, hiking trails and fishing ($15 a night). Cameron Lake Campground is 15 m south of Hudson’s Hope and offers a relaxing, good time and great swimming spots. There are no motorized vessels allowed so enjoy nature at its finest. ($15 a night). All the campgrounds are open until September. The two RV parks are Dupont RV and Trailer Park and Lynx Creek RV Park and Campground. CHARLIE LAKE – This peaceful getaway is just 10 minutes north of Fort St. John and home to 2,250 residents in the area. It’s situated just off the Alaska Highway. Charlie Lake is part of the Peace River Regional District. 1) Boating – Get out and catch some Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch when you take off at Charlie Lake’s boat launch in the southeast area. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the Charlie Lake General Store as well as tackle, live bait, gas

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than 19,000 residents. Majority agenda. 5) Paddle for the Peace – On Jul. 14, The Peace Valley of the population is made up of young adults and families, so Environment Association will be hosting Paddle for the Peace, there’s something for every- with David Suzuki presenting. The launch will be at Halfway one. It also offers a real sense River Bridge at noon with after paddle activities at 2 p.m. at of community, which is felt by Bear Flat on Hwy 29. Admission: Adults $5 and Children are free. visitors and local citizens. 1) Fish Creek Forests – Located adjacent to Northern Lights College, Fish Creek Forests offers three types of trails: Anatomy Trail, which is wheelchair accessible, is about a 20 minute walk. The Silviculture Trail provides natural and cultural history as you walk amongst File photo the tall trees; it takes Canada Day is always a busy day in Fort St. John with a parade and more. about 30 minutes to walk it. Lastly the Charlie Lake CONTINUED... multi-purpose trail, which is 4,284 metres in length and diesel. 2) Jackfish Dundees Pub – Come on in and enjoy the and is about 2 and a half hour stroll. 2) Lookout Point – Capture the Peace River rustic atmosphere of the popular Jackfish Dundees Pub placed right beside Charlie Lake. There are all sorts of items on the at the Lookout Point at the south end of 100 Street. menu that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. When the sun’s shin- Picnic tables are already set up to enjoy a nice scenic ing grab a table on the patio and soak up the view and refreshing view. Bring the family or swoon a date at the Lookout Point. bevies. 3) Egan’s Open Mic Nights – Egan’s infa3) Lake Point Golf and Country Club – Lake Point is mous Open Mic Nights has seen hundreds of aspiring ideal for northern golfers. Located on the shore of Charlie Lake, stars take the spot light on their stage every Wednesit boasts as one of the best-kept greens in the northeast. They day night. Whether you want to immerse yourself in will also be hosting an Oilmen’s Tournament and club champione of the many musical aspects the city has to offer onship in June and the Ladies Open in July. 4) Beatton Provincial Park – This park makes a great lo- or just be entertained with good company, check out cation for camping. With 320 hectares of parkland and placed Egan’s. 4) Canada Day – Celebrate Canada Day with right along Charlie Lake, there are endless activities offered here. From canoeing, cycling, fishing, hiking, or windsurfing an energetic bunch at Centennial Park. Last year the city hosted a free pancake breakfast, church service, you can catch them all. Kyla Corpuz photo FORT ST. JOHN – The largest city in the northeast, is also parade, cruise show and live music and fireworks The point at the edge of Fort St. John you can find a great view to end the night. This year will likely see the same known as the Energetic City. Fort St. John is home to more

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May 24, 2012 CHETWYND- Accessible through Highways 97 and 29, this town of approximately 3,100 residents enjoys the beautiful scenery the foothills of the Rocky Mountains provides as well as a full schedule of activities provided by their local recreational facility including: a skate park, climbing wall, curling rink, squash/ racquetball court, ice rink, and swimming pool. When residents aren’t enjoying recreational activities, their at work in the town’s major industries mai¬¬nly oil and gas, mineral exploration and ranching. 1) Jr. Adventure Race- On June 3 in teams of three, chilFile photo dren participants will canoe 2km, run 7km, and finish this

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mini marathon with a bike ride to the finish line on Hobbs rd. The fun starts at 9a.m. with a fee of $20. 2) International Chainsaw Carving Championship- As Chetwynd is celebrating its bi-centennial this year organizers have made this year’s carving championship extra special. June 7-10, the past two winners from every year since 2005 (when Chetwynd first started hosting the championships) will compete in a best-of-the best event. These chainsaw artists turn huge pieces of wood into pieces of art. While there, enjoy the 112 chainsaw carved statues dispersed among town, depicting all sorts of animals and scenes. 3) Adventure Race- In its fourth year, this race open to adults in teams of three will commence on June 17. Starting at 9a.m. at Aspen Mobile Estates, participants are required to bike, run, bike again, and canoe to Moberly Lake Park. 4) Canada Day- Chetwynd is celebrating Canada’s Day with their annual parade starting at 11a.m. and ending at the recreation centre. After the parade the town will host competitions, games, activities, swimming, and cake at the recreation centre. 5) Little Prairie Heritage Museum- Located west of Chetwynd off the Hart Highway this museum is ready to open it’s doors to visitors July 1. The public is welcome to peruse through the old buildings, view old farm equipment, and browse through old newspapers.

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Dawson Creek’s 90th Exhibition and Stampede is August 7-12 this year. DAWSON CREEK- Home to Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway, this city of approximately 14,000 sees a lot of visitors each year ready to travel the famous highway. The city has all the amenities of a larger centre including the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre and the EnCana Events Centre that continues to attract big name acts. The city is thriving with the increased investment from business and industry in the oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. 1) EnCana Events Centre- Since the opening of this entertainment hub in 2008, the centre has brought exciting entertainment to the city attracting not only locals but tourists to their events. In the past they have hosted Hedley, The Tragically Hip and Kiss, this summer scheduled events include: John Mellencamp on June 16, Korn on June 29, the Broadway musical Mamma Mia on Aug. 15, and Miranda Lambert on Sept. 4. Continued on page B6

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Murray River, Wolverine River, Flatbed Creek, Mount Bergeron and Quintette Mountain. The natural beauty of this small town has made it a go-to destination for visitors wanting to experience the great outdoors. 1) Dinosaur Discovery Gallery- During July and August the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre’s Dinosaur Discovery Gallery is opened seven days a week from 9a.m.- 5p.m. The gallery offers exhibits showcasing approximately 1,500 dinosaur fossils and bones found in and near Tumbler Ridge. The gallery also offers educational programs and three different Dinosaur Trackway Tours, one of which is the Wolverine lantern night tour, where hikers are lead by lantern to look at dinosaur footprints in the wilderness. 2) Hiking Trails- Tumbler Ridge’s Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society maintains 25 hiking trails in Tumbler Ridge. The trails vary in length, terrain, and fitness level providing a wide range of four season activities. Many of these trails pass waterfalls, which the area is Submitted photo becoming known for, including the highMichael Turner will be this year’s Sweetwater 905 MC, he is from Vancou- est waterfall in Northern B.C., Bergeron ver and writes fiction, criticism and songs. His work had been adapted to Falls at 100 meters high. radio, stage, and television. 3) Canada Day- Tumbler Ridge celebrates our nation’s birthday with a party at the high school’s football field. A Rolla CONTINUED... 1) The Rolla Pub- This local watering hole is a favourite of BBQ along with other games, activities, and prizes will be Rolla residents and non-locals alike. This unique bar is cov- held between 1p.m. and 4p.m. Town staff confirm that the ered floor to ceiling in photos, art, plaques, toys, antiques, and celebration usually ends with karaoke on the grand stand. 4) Grizfest- This two-day festival draws in music lovers a mishmash of other countless memorabilia. If you stay long enough, the bar owner may even take your picture to be added from all across the region, taking place this year Aug. 4-5 in to her rotating digital collection. The bar is one of the oldest the field beside Tumbler Ridge Secondary School. The festival is family friendly event buildings in Rolla, originally usually offering a small midestablished as one of the first way for small children and hotels in the settlement. 2) Sweetwater 905 Arts Festival- This three-day arts festival is taking place over Father’s Day weekend from June 15-17 at the Mattson’s family farm. This celebration of local and national artists brings together music, poetry, film, and an array of visual arts. Children’s games, crafts and activities, including pony rides and an ice cream making demonstration will also take place. Camping is available onsite. 3) Rolla Remembers- Celebrating the community’s centennial, community organizers (including a relative of the founders of Rolla) have decided to host a three-day festival in honour of this momentous occasion. The celebration will take place Aug 3-5 and though time and dates of each activity are not set in stone as of yet, they will include a Parade and Show from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, a wine and cheese soiree, farmer’s market, ball games, art exhibits, entertainment, Bringing riders together from Northern BC and Alberta For more information on camping, a dance and a pancake breakfast. our area visit TUMBLER RIDGE- This is an ideal destination for the or call the Hudson’s Hope outdoor and nature enthusiast. Visitor Centre Located only 120 km from at 250-783-9154 Dawson Creek, this town of approximately 2,500 enjoys the view and recreational activities the outdoors provides and all on the backdrop of the

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a variety of vendors. For its upcoming 11th year, confirmed music acts include Emerson Drive, My Darkest Days, Lee Aaron, Helix, Stampeders, Harlequin, and Fred Penner. 5) 2012 Emperor’s Challenge, kids race- The 14th Annual Emperor’s Challenge for kids 14 years-old and under, is a two or four kilometer race (participants choose 2km or 4km) taking place on Aug. 11 at 9a.m. Registration is already full for this year’s adult 20km Emperor’s Challenge, capping off at 800 participants also taking place on Aug. 11.

Featured at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery Kids Summer Art Classes Member Exhibition featuring local artists Art Walk maps available here For more information about these programs please visit our website at or call 250-782-2601

Hudson’s Hope Land of Dinosaurs and Dams...and more. Located along the scenic Peace River, Hudson’s Hope also has Dinosaur Lake, Williston Lake and Cameron Lake close by. Whether camping, boating, fishing, hiking or just relaxing and hanging out, Hudson’s Hope offers great summer fun.

CAMPING, BOATING & FISHING: There are four ‘first come’ unserviced municipal campgrounds at $15 per night which includes an armload of firewood—and two private campgrounds...Duponts RV Park and Lynx Creek RV Park. King Gething Park is close to downtown and has 15 sites, a camp- kitchen, showers, bathrooms, a sani-dump and potable water. Alwin Holland Park is located on Hwy 29 S, approximately 4 km south of Hudson’s Hope on the Peace River. Dinosaur Lake Campground is located 6 km south at Peace Canyon Dam. Facilities include 50 sites, outhouses, un-maintained hiking trails, picnic area, fishing and a boat launch. Cameron Lake Campground is located 24 km south and offers 15 sites, outhouses, playground, swimming, fishing and boat launch (no motorized vessels are allowed on Cameron Lake).

MUSEUM: Open Monday through Sunday 9 am—5 pm.

Pioneer history, dinosaur fossils and a special exhibit on Mary Henry who was a prominent botanist who explored the area in the 1930’s. Check out the website at or join facebook or twitter for all the latest museum news and updates, or call the museum at 250-783-5735.

W.A.C. BENNETT & PEACE CANYON DAM TOURS: Experience a wide range of exhibits at the Visitor Centres. There is also an optional, paid guided underground tour at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. Open Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays) 10 am—5 pm until September 3rd.

OUTDOOR POOL: Open May to September long weekend. Public Swimming every day. Go to for latest pool schedule. EVENTS: 13th Annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby—Sunday, June 17th—at Dinosaur Lake. For information contact Nedra at 250-783-8923. BC Hydro Baseball Tournament and Dance—June 22nd—24th. Canada Day—Sunday, July 1st—at Pool Park—11 am—4 pm. Free BBQ, swim, prizes and entertainment. Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair - Saturday, August 25th—at the Arena. Exhibits, logging sports, entertainment and food. Farmers Market - Every Tuesday—June to September from 1 pm—4 pm.


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Drinking Water Week Continued from Page 12.

Through a series of pumps and reservoirs the water is brought to the Water Treatment Plant, cleaned and dispersed. Combining all the reservoirs, they can hold 225 million gallons of water; enough to supply Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe with water for 30 days. Whiten says that the City is currently doing a feasibility study on expanding the storage of their water reservoir to be able to supply the city for one year. In the presentations directed towards adults, Whiten provided information about the City’s partnerships with government, industry and universities and the various types of research that they have been doing. The research studies will build the city’s understanding of flows and water use, how the watershed is changing and how to improve practices by stakeholders in the watershed. “Basically building a real understanding of why we manage the watershed, how do we involve different sectors in doing their part, how do we coordinate some of the various types of regulations,” Whiten said. Last week the province released the 2011 Progress Report on the Action Plan for Safe Drinking Water in British Columbia, outlining the programs that took place during 2007-2009 and highlighting the results of more then 4,800 water system inspections conducted during that time. Of the approximately 4,800 water systems in the province, 1,114 are in the Northern Health Authority parameters. “Drinking water is a very complex process in terms of providing clean and safe drinking water to the population of British Columbia. It involves many pieces as parts of a puzzle and all of those have to be done properly from source water protection, Then book an appointment with Mike. from appropriate treatment, to the distribution system beHe is trained in Europe and has worked ing maintained as well as havin France, Vancouver and Montreal. ing the proper guidelines and Mike is available Tuesday - Saturday legislation in place,” said Dr. Eric Young, deputy provincial Check out our Great health officer during the press conference May 15. Deals on Litres! Mike Hakem Young outlined the report stating that during 2007-2009 10442-100th Street there were no outbreaks of wa250-787-1552 ter contamination, there was a high system inspection rate, Mon-Tues 9am-6pm, Wed 9am-8pm, there was a low percentage rate Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

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CEAA says no to further Site C open houses By Kyla Corpuz

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City council proclaimed May 17 as National Life-jacket Day after the North Peace Leisure Pool Junior Lifeguard Club requested its acknowledgement. They also presented some quick facts like: Every year 200 Canadians die while boating, 88 per cent were without a lifejacket or properly secured.


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FORT ST. JOHN – The Wilderness Committee believes it’s a human right for southern B.C. to be informed about the proposed Site C dam. Therefore they have demanded public open houses to be held in cities like Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna and Nelson. “The project is so expensive it’s going to impact ever British Columbian where they live,” Joe Foy, Wilderness Committee’s national campaign director, told the Northeast News. “Site C is a very, very expensive project, heading towards $8 billion.” But the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency said they are not looking to expand the reach of public open houses past the project area. The CEAA and BC Environment Assessment Office have recently held public open houses in surrounding communities, from Prince George, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope and Dawson Creek. “It is current practice to hold open house sessions in the project area,” states an email from the CEAA spokesperson. “The objective of the session was to inform the public about the environment assessment process and how the public can participate and provide comments on the EIS (Environmental Impact Statements) Guidelines.” Interested residents as well as protesters met at the first public open house in Fort St. John on Apr. 17. Foy argues that BC Hydro’s Site C dam deserves to be raised in every part of British Columbia. “Everyone who uses electricity in the province is going to have to pay for this thing in rising electrical bill rates—so we should all get a chance to have our say in our own neck of the woods at the Environmental Assessment public meetings,” stated Foy in a release. The CEAA spokesperson said that members of the public inside and outside of the project area are invited to participate in public consultation opportunities during the environmental assessment. The public comment period to respond to the draft EIS Guidelines will last for 45 days.

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Whether you enjoy playing team sports, or throwing a ball with the kids, physical literacy offers us skills that can benefit everyone! Michele Mobley is a Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Dawson Creek. She can be reached at literacy.dc@gmail. com or join their Facebook group “Dawson Creek Literacy Now”.


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15th Annual Sportsman’s shoot will benefit new mothers

certain reason but we benefit the entire region, so the hospital By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK - All of the funds raised at the Sunday, of course benefits everybody so if we can help a group out the May 13, 15th Annual Dawson Creek Sportsman Club’s Clay hospital foundation makes the most sense rather then a special Bird Shoot were donated to the Dawson Creek and District Hos- interest group because everybody benefits from the hospital,” Gitscheff said. pital Foundation’s maternity ward. Participants paid $20 to shoot at three stations which includThis year the event raised $4,592, just short of the club’s goal of $5,000. Throughout the past 15 years club president, Rick ed: trap shooting, shooting at clay pigeons heading in the same Mayor, estimates that they have raised approximately $50,000 general direction from five different spots; skeet shooting, rofor the foundation. In the past the money has gone towards buy- tating between eight different positions and shooting at targets ing new equipment, chemotherapy chairs and the maternity launched from your left and right and sometimes simultaneously; and five stand where you rotate between five different ward’s renovation. positions shooting at clay pigeons appearing from five different “We let the money go to where it’s best used,” Mayor said. Political liaison for the club, Carl Gitscheff, who has been a launchers meant to imitate hunting situations. Titles were up for grabs in the category of Best Team, Memember of the club for 35 years, says that the turnout to the fundraiser was less then last year but attributes the lower atten- dia/Politician, Overall Women’s, Overall Men’s, Jr. Over 16, Jr. dance to it being held on Mother’s Day. Mother’s who competed Under 16, Newcomer, and Officer of the Courts. Participants not only won bragging rights but some walked away with trophies in the day’s competition received special pins to wear. “It’s a little less then what we would have liked to have seen, and one came home to four new donated tires. In order to raise but it is Mother’s Day today and I do know a few people that are extra funds the foundation cooked a BBQ lunch with ingredients committed to being at home today…but they would rather be and other materials being donated by local merchants. here,” Gitscheff laughed. The idea for the fundraiser was a club executive decision; they felt that everybody could participate in shooting sports. Participants could borrow shotguns from the club if they didn’t own their own. “This is something that everybody can do,”said Gitscheff. “Everybody can do it because it’s not like shooting a rifle or a handgun because it’s fairly safe and fairly easy on you, and on a nice day it’s just a lot of fun.” The club continues to host the event for the hospital foundation because they are a local organization that benefits a lot of people. “It’s local charities is what it was, we were looking for local charities to support and the hospital foundation is definitely worthy,” Mayor said. “A couple reasons, one is that we’re inJill Earl photo dividual members and some do this for a Participants in the Sportsman’s Charity Shoot line-up to begin trap shooting.

“We never know how many people to expect but we always hope to have more people every year, we like to have more people to get bigger and better every year to raise money for the hospital, because that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about shooting, it’s about raising money for a good cause and having some fun,” Mayor said. “It’s been 15 times that the Sportsmen have been putting this on for us, they have been putting in a lot of work to be getting this place looking nice and once again it’s a beautiful day and a great family event, people coming out and enjoying a BBQ and a lot of dead clay pigeons,” said Jerimy Earl, communications and events coordinator at the hospital foundation.


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Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622 MARKET REpORT MAY 17, 2012 CATTLE REPORT SLAUGHTER CATTLE On Thursday, May 17, 2012 220 head of cattle went through our ring SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 Cows 72.00-77.00

395 head ofD3 cattle went through the ring of Dawson Creek Action on July 8, 2010 - D4 Cows 62.00-68.00 SALES EVERY THURSDAY! Holstein Cows N/A D1 - D2 Cows 53.00-56.00 Heiferettes 80.00-91.00 D3 - D4 Cows 48.00-53.00 Bologna Bulls 80.00-95.00 Holstein Cows 50.00-53.00 Feeder Bulls 85.00-100.00 Heiferettes 55.00-65.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Bologna Bulls 62.00-72.50 Good Bred Heifers N/A Feeder Bulls 65.00-70.00 Milk Cows N/A Good Bred Cows None Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) N/A Good Bred Heifers None Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A

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14th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser Lone Wolf Golf Course • June 9, 2012 9 : 3 0 a m • E v e r y o n e We l c o m e !

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School District No. 60 (Peace River North) TENDER – CUSTODIAL SERVICES

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School District No. 60 (Peace River North) is accepting tenders to provide custodial services at each of the following schools (three separate tenders): 1. 2. 3.

Upper Halfway – approximately 130 kms from Fort St. John Buick Creek – approximately 71 kms from Fort St. John Wonowon – approximately 88 kms from Fort St. John

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Custodial services will commence September 1, 2012 and continue up to and including July 15, 2014 with the option of extending to a third year. In general, duties will include: • Daily cleaning of the school, five days per week (Monday - Friday); • Steam cleaning carpeted areas at least three times annually; • Removal of snow from outside entrances and fire exits; • Cleaning exterior windows at least twice annually; • Keeping the immediate area around the school clean from debris and garbage; • Changing light tubes and bulbs, as required.

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NOTE: Tenders for Wonowon Elementary School are not to include cleaning of the kitchen area or other cleaning required as a result of Wonowon Horse Club activities. Contractors will be responsible for supplying cleaning supplies and equipment and must be able to communicate and work in co-operation with the teacher in the school. Contractors must have their own WorkSafe BC coverage and supply the clearance letter to the district. Separate tenders, stipulated in dollar amounts per month, must be submitted for each location. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Further detail concerning this tender may be obtained by contacting Chad Cushway, Supervisor of Safety Services, at 250-262-6000. Written tenders reflecting experience and at least three references will be received by the Secretary-Treasurer until 12:00 noon, June 15, 2012. Envelope must be clearly marked “Custodial Tender – (School Name)” and delivered to: Secretary-Treasurer School District #60 10112 – 105 Avenue Fort St. John, BC V1J 4S4

Apply online or in person! Field Clerk with OFA 3 (Camp Position): Available immediately; working in an oil company field office. Duties include data entry, phones, admin duties as required, and any occupational first aid situations. Candidates should have good computer skills; previous office experience is an asset. Must have valid Class 5 BC drivers' license. Schedule is 8 days on/6 days off. Accounts Payable / Payroll Clerk (Part –Time): Our client is seeking somebody with an accounting background who's able to work in a fast paced environment. Duties for A/P include: data entry, coding, invoicing, bank recs, filing, deposits, preparing cheques and making payments online. Payroll duties include: Year end T4's, employment standards, timesheet collection & data entry, gov' remits, ROE's and payroll cheques. Bookkeeper: This position is with a smaller company; duties include A/P, A/R, and payroll for approx 20 people. Candidates should be able to take the books to 'Accountant ready'. Experience with Simply Accounting is an asset. Good wages, full time Monday to Friday 9a to 4p. Corporate Legal Assistant: The successful candidate for this position will have excellent computer skills and superior people skills. Previous experience in a legal office setting is required and formal training would be an asset. Administrator: Working for a primary oil company, duties include: phones, filing, data entry, monthly & annual reports, minutes, expenses and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook; experience with SAP would be an asset. O+G knowledge is required. 10139 101  Ave.    Fort  St.  John,  BC    V1J  2B4    |      p.    250.785.8367    |       f.    250.785.4795    |   e.    |  

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Notice is hereby given for the District of Taylor’sDISTRICT Annual General OFMeeting. TAYLOR A comprehensive Annual Report will 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS be presented outlining financial and operational results for 2011 Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may and an opportunity will be provided for questions from the do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Peace River public. NOTICE OF NOMINATION Regional District, Box 810 Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4H8 by June 14, 2012.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm Public NoticeDistrict is given the electors of Hall the District of Taylor that nominations for the Location: of to Taylor Municipal offices of: Council Chambers, Mayor (One to be elected) 10007 – 100A Street, Councillor (Four to be elected) Taylor, BC Copies of the Annual Report are also available at the District of for a 35 month term (December 2011, to November 2014), will be received by the Chief Taylor Municipal Hall during regular office hours (Monday to Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Melany A. de Weerdt

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S Telephone: (250) 783-9901 HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Drive, on MONDAY, at 7:00 to A person is qualified to Dudley be nominated, elected, October and to 24, hold2011, office as apm, member of local Fax: (250) 783-5741 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will allow thegovernment public to makeifverbal written representation to Council with respect to the following theyormeet the following criteria: Proposed Variance. OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL be heldDevelopment in the DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 9904citizen; Dudley Drive, on Monday, May 28, 2012 Canadian A) CHAMBERS, i)  “DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION” FOR PROPOSED No.make 810, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to verbal or written rep18 years of age orBylaw older; Posting Circular: Job-1578 intent ofof thisBritish proposed development is to amend the outside  The resident atvariance least 6permit months immediately before the day resentation to Council with Columbia respect tofor theheld following proposed NOTICE IS HEREBYsetback GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be parcel in line the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE Mizpah Transition House Worker requirements for the exterior along Fredette Avenue right-of-way nomination papers are filed; OFFICIAL BYLAW COUNCIL CHAMBERS, DudleytoDrive, onPLAN Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to from9904 3COMMUNITY meters 1.5 meters for AMENDMENT Dawson Creek make verbalNO.810, or written representation to Council withLocal respect to the followingAct proposed  2012 not disqualified by the Government or anyOFFICIAL other enactment from voting in COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO.810, 2012 or from being nominated for, being th an election in British Columbia elected to, or meridian • Lot 2 Block2 Section 19 Township 81 Range 24 West of the 6 Job 1578 Mizpah Transition House A) i) “OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYPRDP 1679 holding office. A) i) “OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO.810, 2012”

• This position is open to female applicants only A copy of the proposed development variance documents may be inspected or obtained from the copy ofHope the proposed documents be inspected District ofAHudson’s Municipal Office, locatedmay at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to•Friday Onlybetween short-listed applicants will be contacted the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, October 11 -24, 2011. or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal • This position is a union position

Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website For more information please visit our A copy of the proposed documentsat may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Career Municipal Opportunity section at Office, located at 9904 Drive, on our website District Hours areDudley Monday toorFriday 8:30amat – 4:30pm We look forward to hearing from you! District Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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FORT ST. JON - City councillor Dan Davies has taken on another lead role as chair of the North Peace Restorative Justice Society. “I believe in the program, I see lots of positive benefits to our community and I think that I can offer something,” said Davies in regards to why he took the position. Candace Peever and Davies switched positions this year. Peever is now vice chair. The non-profit organization was on the brink of closing its doors when their Gaming Grant request for $32,99 was turned down. NPRJS appealed the rejection and on Mar. 21 BC Gaming Grant granted them $40,000. This year, Davies said he’s looking forward to make secure funding. “My focus as chair for this year is to really find some long term sustainable funding,” he said. “Part of that is going to be meeting with as many people in the provincial government, in the federal government to be looking at this program as a cost saving preventative measure, and it’s proven that it is.” TDEA11496 Tundra NP ad 05_tundra_3503_BC 10.25 inches x 95 agates



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He added that giving first offenders the opportunity to turn a wrong into a right saves money in the long run, thus making it important to have “big partners” on board. In addition, Davies said consistent funding is important because it takes pressure off of their one staff member. “We have a full-time employee, but we can’t plan long term when you don’t know what your financial sustainability is,” he said. “I mean we’re a non-profit organization so we don’t sell our service, well, we do sell our service but we sell it for free.” In a previous interview with Michelle Laboucane, program coordinator, she suggested that Restorative Justice shouldn’t have to rely on Gaming Grants or the city to ensure their doors stay open; rather they should be reliant on the provincial government. With a fresh year ahead, Energy efficiency pays! Davies said there a number of LiveSmart BC offers small businesses free things on their agenda. “One of the bigger jobs energy assessments*, incentives & more. we’ve been doing last year and that we will continue to be doing is to get out in the community and to become part of the community.” Call NEAT to book your assessment today! They are planning on partici250-785-6328 or pating in the community gar*Based on program eligibility criteria. Call or email for more information. dens and pull in some funding through a consignment store run by volunteers with proceeds going back into the NPRJS. Their next big fundraiser will be the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show in early October. On May 15, the full board 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN of directors was announced. Along with Davies and Peever sits Mandy Kuiper, treasurer; • Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces Your Alex Kuiper and Sassy Hardt, • Patches • Stickers • Wallets Antiques, directors and Laboucane, pro• Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, gram coordinator. Adult “We’ve got a great executive • Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags on the board, people with good Magazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets vision who want to see the orBooks and ganization move forward and Coins do lots of great things in our Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John community,” said Davies.



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Grey encourages connection and play at seniors conference By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK - The 3rd Annual Seniors Conference held May 12 at the Seniors’ Hall focused on opportunities to get connected in the community. The idea for a conference was a board decision of the South Peace Seniors Access Services Society three years ago, and it has been an annual goal of theirs since then. “It became one of the goals of the Seniors Access because one of the goals of Seniors Access is to educate and inform seniors because you don’t quit learning when you quit working and having a conference is an excellent way of doing that,” said conference coordinator, Margret Sutton. Trade Show booths from the Horticultural Society, Step Up N Ride, Rolla Remembers, the Dawson Creek Library, One Fitness, South Peace Seniors Citizens Association, Northern Lights College, Exploring Art Group, Community Action for Seniors Independence and the South Peace Seniors Access Services Society, all attended to give seniors an opportunity to get involved in their organizations. “This year, the theme is get connected and the trade show booths that Karen has set up are all to help seniors become connected with their community,” said Sutton. “The courses that are being held aren’t necessarily for seniors, you don’t have to be a senior to go into a lot of these courses.” Throughout the day presentations on different organizations, geocaching, a session of chair yoga and a session with stretching exercises provided a wide range of topics and interests for attendees. Draws for gift baskets promoting community activities also occasionally occurred. “Somebody whose 55, 60, 65, 90, when you think about the age range of seniors it’s like saying that a five year old is interested in the same stuff as a thirty year old, and we know that’s ridiculous, and so there’s younger seniors and there’s older seniors, it’s just number really. And you don’t have to be a senior to be here,” said Sutton. Order of Canada recipient and former Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party of Canada in the Edmonton North Riding, Deborah Grey, was keynote speaker. Grey used her life experiences to talk about learning, leadership and permitting yourself to play. “I think to encourage people and motivate them and inspire them to say, ‘I’m not just old and on the shelf but I can do lots of things’. I love to honour people, so when I say you guys are really terrific, I really

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• New stainless-clad dispenser and an ice system with an all-metal auger Maytag® Bravos XL® washers deliver • 21.8 cu. ft. French door bottom-freezer the best cleaning in the industry † enabled by the PowerWash™ System. • Boasts dependable dispensing and The high-efficiency Bravos XL® dryer uses outstanding ice production. Makes up to Advanced Moisture Sensing to save money, 5 lbs. (2.27 kg) of ice in 24 hours evenly dry loads and virtually eliminate • Also features sturdy metal handles and fits a overdrying and shrinking. Maytag® Bravos XL® washers are backed 33” (83.82 cm) opening

by a 10-year warranty †† on the washer motor and stainless steel wash basket.



• The BEST CLEANING Maytag® dishwasher ever enabled

are built strong to stand the test of time against countless openings and closings.

†† See warranty for details.




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• Preheat your oven 35% faster ‡ with Power Preheat.

* In-store, instant rebate (after taxes) valid on qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from a participating authorized Canadian Maytag® appliance dealer from April 26 to May 31, 2012. Some conditions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other Maytag® appliance offer. $1,350 rebate value based on maximum combined rebate amount on purchase of qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from the same dealer at the same time. Instant rebate will be deducted at time of purchase. All models may not be available at all dealers. GST/HST/QST and Provincial Sales Tax (where applicable) are included in the rebate amount. This offer is not available to dealers, builders or contractors. See sales associate for qualifying models. ** Dealer prices may vary. Dealers have sole discretion to set retail prices.


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NEW! Maytag 6.2 cu. ft. Electric Range with Power Preheat ®

• The BEST CLEANING Maytag® dishwasher ever enabled

by the JetClean® Plus Steam cycle which cleans everything from your messiest pans to your finest stemware with high pressure spray jets, increased water pressure and the finishing touch of steam. • A 4-Blade stainless steel chopper pulverizes food, preventing particles from plugging the wash system and spray jets, providing optimal cleaning without the need to prerinse. • Built strong to last long—All stainless steel tub dishwashers include a 10-year limited parts warranty †† on the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper.

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NEW! Maytag® 25 cu. ft. Ice20 Easy• Access Refrigerator 6.2 cu. ft. capacity freestanding electric range


• This fully extendible Easy Access refrigerator drawer holds • 8-minute Power Preheat up to 5 bags of groceries and at a convenient counter height • 10-year limited parts warranty on the ceramic-glass cooktop it is easily accessible to the whole family, including children. and oven and cooktop elements protecting your purchase • This fridge is built strong to last long and backed by a 10-year warranty †† on the compressor. low temperature Aqua• For added convenience, odour-free, ™ • The Ice20 refrigerator features Strongbox Lift™ self-clean technology helps Door Hinges get your oven clean in less providing structural integrity for the door frame, keeping than an hour the doors aligned and reducing cold air loss. These hinges are built strong to stand the test of time against countless openings and closings.

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NEW! Maytag® 6.2 cu. ft. Electric Range with Power Preheat

• Preheat your oven 35% faster ‡ with Power Preheat. Now you can spend less time cooking food and more time enjoying it. • Get your oven clean in less than an hour with odour-free, low temperature AquaLift™ self-clean technology, an industry first technology. • A 10-year limited parts warranty †† on the ceramic glass cooktop and oven cooktop elements ensure long-lasting performance.

‡ Based on single rack baking †† See warranty for details.

Look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol. It shows the product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.

Better Built to Clean Your Toughest Jobs

Advanced Moisture Sensing to save money, evenly dry loads and virtually eliminate overdrying and shrinking. • Maytag® Bravos XL® washers are backed by a 10-year warranty †† on the washer motor and stainless steel wash basket.


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* In-store, instant rebate (after taxes) valid on qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from a participating authorized Canadian Maytag® appliance dealer from April 26 to May 31, 2012. Some conditions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other Maytag® appliance offer. $1,350 rebate value based on maximum combined rebate amount on purchase of qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from the same dealer at the same time. Instant rebate will be deducted at time of purchase. All models may not be available at all dealers. GST/HST/QST and Provincial Sales Tax (where applicable) are included in the rebate amount. This offer is not available to dealers, builders or contractors. See sales associate for qualifying models.

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• Maytag® Bravos XL® washers deliver • 21.8 cu. ft. French door bottom-freezer the best cleaning in the industry † enabled by the PowerWash™ System. • Boasts dependable dispensing and • The high-efficiency Bravos XL® dryer uses outstanding ice production. Makes up to Advanced Moisture Sensing to save money, 5 lbs. (2.27 kg) of ice in 24 hours evenly dry loads and virtually eliminate • Also features sturdy metal handles and fits overdrying and shrinking. • Maytag® Bravos XL® washers are backed 33” (83.82 cm) opening by a 10-year warranty †† on the washer motor and stainless steel wash basket. MFX2570AEM

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and oven and cooktop elements protecting • This fridge is built strong to last long and backed

• Preheat your oven 35% faster ‡ with Power Preheat.

by the JetClean® Plus Steam cycle which cleans everything from your messiest pans to your finest stemware with high pressure spray jets, increased water pressure and the finishing touch of steam. • A 4-Blade stainless steel chopper pulverizes food, preventing particles from plugging the wash system and spray jets, providing optimal cleaning without the need to prerinse. • Built strong to last long—All stainless steel tub dishwashers include a 10-year limited parts warranty †† on the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper.

† Among leading competitive brand top load washers; comparable cycles and settings. †† See warranty for details.



NEW! Maytag® JetClean® Plus Steam Dishwasher

• This fully extendible Easy Access refrigerator drawer holds • 8-minute Power Preheat

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• The BEST CLEANING Maytag® dishwasher ever enabled by the JetClean® Plus Steam cycle which cleans everything from your messiest pans to your finest stemware with high pressure spray jets, increased water pressure and the finishing touch of steam. • A 4-Blade stainless steel chopper pulverizes food, preventing particles from plugging the wash system and spray jets, providing optimal cleaning without the need to prerinse. • Built strong to last long—All stainless steel tub dishwashers include a 10-year limited parts warranty †† on the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper.

†† See warranty for details.


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NEW! Maytag® 25 cu. ft. Ice20 Easy• Access Refrigerator 6.2 cu. ft. capacity freestanding electric range

SAVE $ 300



NEW! Maytag® JetClean® Plus Steam Dishwasher

Makes up to 5lbs of ICE in 24hrs


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In-store, instant rebate (after taxes) valid on qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from a participating authorized Canadian Maytag® appliance dealer from April 26 to May 31, 2012. Some conditions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other Maytag® appliance offer. $1,350 rebate value based on maximum combined rebate amount on purchase of qualifying Maytag® appliances purchased from the same dealer at the same time. Instant rebate will be deducted at time of purchase. All models may not be available at all dealers. GST/HST/QST and Provincial Sales Tax (where applicable) are included in the rebate amount. This offer is not available to dealers, builders or contractors. See sales associate for qualifying models.

** Dealer prices may vary. Dealers have sole discretion to set retail prices.

Among leading competitive brand top load washers; comparable cycles and settings. †† See warranty for details.

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