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Peace Region get more in their Fair Share funding By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- MLA for Peace River North Pat Pimm and MLA for Peace River South and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom announced that the Peace Region would be receiving $35.3 million dollars in Fair Share funding this year, last Thursday at the Peace River Regional District meeting. “It is significant, and it helps us all in this region, it helps our communities, it helps our rural areas deliver on the infrastructure and the needs of all of the citizens in the northeast…it is certainly one of the most prominent agreements we see in the province with our local government and one that is not only cherished not only by our region but looked on favourably by others,” Lekstrom said. The $35,319,243 in funding will be divided amongst the communities based on per capita. Each of the electoral areas will receive $529,788 for a total of $2,119,155. Dawson Creek will get $10,854,217, Fort St. John will receive $16,638,154, Chetwynd will be awarded $2,095,099, Hudson’s Hope will get $563,732, Pouce Coupe will get $781,072, Tumbler Ridge will get $1,503,913, and Taylor will receive $763,072 for a total of $33,200,088. “So if one region has a great growth spurt they

end up with more of the pie,” said Pimm, explaining how the funds are divided. Pimm recalls the early ‘90s when communities received $2 million from industry and $2 million from the provincial government annually; he remembers that amount increasing to $12 million in 1998. Under the current 15-year agreement, which is scheduled to end in 2020, the region hasn’t received less then $20 million annually for their Fair Share funding since 2005 when the agreement was made. “There will be opportunities to renegotiate that agreement, I know that Minister Lekstrom and myself as far as we’re concerned this agreement is going to be in place, we’re going to keep the pressure on to keep this agreement in place and it’s an agreement that should be in place,” Pimm said. The MLA’s stress that Fair Share is not a resource revenue sharing fund but a grant in lieu of taxation, as many oil and gas companies are located outside of the region’s boundaries, they cannot tax these companies. “This is basically a grant in lieu of taxation...it has now given us basically a tax for the whole region and it funds all the different capital within the region, so it’s really important for our region...This

is not a revenue sharing agreement this is a taxation agreement and a lot of folks in different municipalities in the province they get that confused between revenue sharing,” Pimm said. The Peace River Region is the only region with this arrangement and there are no restrictions on what each community can spend their money on. “We’ve opened that up as a government to allow local governments to make their own decision on how to best utilize that money on behalf of their residence,” Lekstrom said. As industry grows, communities will see the reward in a bigger Fair Share amount. This year’s amount is the most the region has received from Fair Share. “Our government indexed it to the growth of the oil and gas industry in the region, so as the dollars go up we know that the industry is developing more whether it be in more pipelines, new wells coming on, new processing plants and so on. What it tells me is certainly stability within our industry and growth is a very good sign not only for our region but for the entire province, as I said earlier the oil and gas industry is the economic engine of British Columbia today and will be long into the future,” said Lekstrom.

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DAWSON CREEK- To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, is issuing 60,000 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals to deserving Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and country. Last week MP Bob Zimmer traveled to Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Tumbler Ridge to give Tim Love, Paul Gevatkoff, Larry Evans, Neil Evans, Dr. Charles Helm and Rose Colledge this prestigious award (the medals are due to arrive shortly). Zimmer was allotted 30 medals to award to people in his riding, he’s planned to give half of them away during spring/summer and award the rest in fall/ winter. “This commemorative medal is a way to honour Her Majesty for her service to our country and at the same time it recognizes Canadians from all walks of life and backgrounds that have made significant contributions to our country and community...This award is meant for people humble enough that wouldn’t ask to be awarded or even thought of awarded this kind of thing, so it’s to recognize those kinds of efforts of people like Tim and Tim himself,” said Zimmer at the Ark Christian Youth Centre, where he awarded Tim Love with the cer-

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DAWSON CREEK- The final report released by the Immigration Task Force confirms what employers all over the province already know, that B.C. needs more skilled immigrants. The report presented to Premier Christy Clark on Mar. 31 and released to the public on May 22 comes after months of consultation with stakeholders and experts in eight regions regarding government programs to increase the number of skilled immigrants and investors in B.C.; the task force also took into consideration public comment. “Traveling across the province, hearing stories from a range of employers about the challenges they are facing filling jobs in all types of industries impressed upon the task force the immediate and overwhelming need to bring more skilled immigrants to B.C. through a more efficient and responsive system,” said Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration Task Force chair, John Yap in the press

release. The task force comprised of nine of B.C.’s community and business leaders, appointed to their positions on Dec. 8, 2011. The report gave 28 recommendations to the Premier concerning ten different findings discovered throughout the consultation process. Some recommendations include: -setting immigration levels that reflect labour market needs and immediately increase economic immigration levels -engage industry to identify labour and skills needs -provide access to timely and meaningful information about the status of their immigration application to employers and prospective immigrants -exempt employers from having to obtain a Labour Market Opinion when hiring temporary foreign workers and streamline the LMO to reduce processing times -grow and expand the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) as the most effective way of support-

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Continued from Page 2. Paul Gevatkoff, another Dawson Creek medal recipient, also attributed the honour to the support he’s received from his family and community members. Gevatkoff’s list of volunteer activities have been extensive, he was the president of the Rotary Club, he is a member and past director of the Mile 0 Parks Society, director of the Dawson Creek Athletic Association, president of the South Peace Oilmen’s Association, president of the Dawson Creek Ski and Recreation Association, and former city councillor for nine years. Gevatkoff says he was shocked when he found out that he would be receiving the medal. Family and friends remarked that they had never seen him so speechless before, when receiving the certificate, Gevatkoff admits to being a little emotional. “I have to first get over the emotional part of this, it’s a real honour to be nominated and it’s an honour being selected...I have to say there’s your family that support you, and your friends, and the organizations that we belong to…if we didn’t

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Keeping electricity rates low in B.C. Opinion - Editorial By Rich Coleman - Minister of Energy and Mines When Premier Christy Clark asked me to become the Minister of Energy and Mines, she instructed me to do everything possible to spare families in this province from a forecasted electricity rate increase of more than 50 per cent over five years. Since then, I have been working hard to keep rates low for all British Columbians. One of my first steps as minister was to appoint a panel of senior officials to review BC Hydro and develop options to reduce the impact of electricity rate increases on B.C. families in April 2011. Our government’s work began with the comprehensive administrative and financial review of BC Hydro that was released last August. It laid out a plan to enable us to reduce the proposed rate increases by 50 per cent, while allowing us to make the capital investments required to reposition ourselves for the future. On Nov. 24, 2011, BC Hydro requested that BCUC confirm the reduction. BCUC approved an interim rate increase of 3.91 per cent, plus a 2.5 per cent increase to five per cent on the rate rider for a total cumulative increase of 7.1 per cent. The following spring, the BCUC concluded that more discussion would be required before making a decision on final rates. As a result, this conclusion would not come until two years into a three-year rate period. This process had already generated 24,000 pages of evidence and responses to 4,200 information requests - costing BC Hydro ratepayers $1.3 million. It was expected to generate another $2.1 million in legal fees and other costs. As the accountable and elected minister, I concluded the clock could no longer continue to tick. It was abundantly clear that to let further process occur would not be in the best interest of British Columbians, and a decision was required for the provincial government to fulfil its commitment to keep electricity rates as low as possible. On May 24, 2012, our government directed BCUC to implement the 50 per cent reduction in BC Hydro’s proposed rates over three years. This has successfully curbed the total increase of about 17 per cent, including a 1.44 per cent increase next year. Our decision ensures families will continue to pay among the lowest electricity rates in North America. It also allows BC Hydro to reduce their regulatory accounts by more than $250 million over the next two years. As well, we are working closely

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ongoing delivery of reliable power. And, it will enable us to create valuable jobs for families while we grow our economy. The financial health of BC Hydro was recently confirmed with superior credit ratings of AA high by Dominion Bond Rating Service and a Triple A rating from Moody’s Investors Service. That confirms BC Hydro has the capacity to pay its long-term financial obligations. We’re working hard to create a brighter future for our province and BC Hydro is an important part of that future. Our path forward is to keep rates affordable and renew our grid so it can benefit us both today and tomorrow.

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Floods are a frequent natural hazard in the Peace River Regional District. They can occur at any time of the year and are most often caused by heavy rainfall, rapid melting of a thick snow pack, ice jams, or more rarely, the failure of a natural or man-made dam. A heavy rainfall can result in flooding, particularly when the ground is still frozen or already saturated from previous storms. The potential for flood damage is high where there is development on low-lying, flood-prone lands. • Flash flooding – in which warning time is extremely limited – can be caused by hurricanes, violent storms or dams breaking. We all have a responsibility to prepare for emergencies. At home, this requires an understanding of everyone’s unique needs, supplies to take care of yourself for a period of at least 72 hours, that’s 3 days, while emergency workers help those in urgent need.

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Dear Editor, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the people you need to concentrate on.” (Robert Strauss, U.S. Democratic Party Chair, 1973-1976) First, I would like to respond to an article in the Alaska Highway News, published April 25th, 2012, titled “Local First Nations join the protest against Site C”. The last line in the article read “Some of those present criticized BC Hydro for highlighting forthcoming recreational benefits as a positive outcome of Site C.” The writer misinterpreted the meaning of some of the comments made during the open house. The following is a quote from Eileen Newton’s blogsite from July 5/09, titled “Williston Reservoir/Site C Proposal”, where she summarized pages 155 to 157 of Patrick McCully’s book, “Silenced Rivers”. I hope that this quote will clarify those comments. Ms. Newton wrote: Patrick McCully has observed that “recreation is typically promoted as one of the ‘addon benefits’ of large hydroelectric projects and, that, such benefits are often exaggerated in order to gain public acceptance”. Anyone who has done even a minimal amount of research on the Williston Reservoir will see that, after 40 years, it is still a

recreational disaster, not a benefit. Many local residents are under the ‘illusion’ that, with the potential Site C dam and its reservoir, they will soon be enjoying some kind of ‘Shuswap of the North’. Somehow they were lead to believe that first, they will get rich working on the dam, then be able to buy ‘lake front’ property on the reservoir, build their dream home and be able to go wake-boarding and water-skiing right outside their back door. This ridiculous idea was cultivated in their minds thanks to BC Hydro’s misleading and skewed public CONsultations during Stage 2, and to Gordon Campbell’s pompous and presumptuous announcement on April 19th, 2010, which was worded to make people think that Site C is a ‘done deal’. As for jobs, well so far, for anyone with rock trucks, dump trucks or other earth moving equipment, don’t hold your breath. You’ve already been replaced with a giant conveyor belt that BC Hydro plans (prefers, as Dave Conway put it) to use to move material for the dam from the 98 hectares of industrial land below 85th Avenue that they purchased for 12 million taxpayer dollars. Many of our local services are already understaffed and

overburdened (doctors, dentists, schools, government offices, law enforcement, streets and highway maintenance). Try to imagine what this town will be like when 3,000 to 5,000 transients come here (not to live) to work, while they are staying in camps and using these services. Thirty years ago, the BC Utilities Commission rejected the Site C proposal because BC Hydro could not provide enough proof of future domestic demand for power to justify such a costly project. For the past 30 years BC Hydro has worked hard to generate the fear in British Columbians that if Site C is not built, we will all soon be living in the dark. Why is it that 30 years ago the emphasis was on ‘domestic demand’ for power, but today, all I hear is Christy Clark and her minions going on and on about ‘‘industry’s need for this power? Most industries have the ability and resources to generate their own power for their own use. What about the power that gets exported? BC Hydro and our government usually use some kind of ‘weird math’ to explain that concept, to make us think that BC Hydro power export doesn’t really exist. Maybe it’s time to redo the math, or just keep on being fooled. Wendy Crossland, Charlie Lake, B.C.

Fort St. John fights back during Daffodil Month in April

Dear Editor, Sincere thanks to the Fort St John community who came out in force and joined the fight against cancer in April with the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month. The people of Fort St John were overwhelming in their support and generosity and made this year’s Daffodil Campaign a great success. Thanks to last month’s success, we will be able to continue funding the best cancer research and local support programs for people living with cancer. The Society asked all Canadians to join the fight in April and wear the daffodil pin -- a bright and hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer and a remembrance of those lost to the disease. On Daffodil Day, April 27, the Society encouraged people to mark the day by doing something special for someone

living with cancer or to contribute in some way to fight against the disease. Another Canadian receives a cancer diagnosis every three minutes. Fort St John joined the rest of the country in showing its support on April 27. Daffodil pins were everywhere, a great symbol that says no one goes through cancer alone and we are all in this fight to put a stop to cancer. Donations collected in April go toward vital support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The Society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatmentrelated transportation and accommodation. Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information,

advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research. The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer or support services, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888 939-3333. On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Cathy Briggs, Coordinator Annual Giving Canadian Cancer Society, BC Yukon Division Northern Region (Quesnel)

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Two months to fully plug rig blowout By Kyla Corpuz

F O R T ST. JOHN – It took two months for the Sun- cor rig that caught fire after a blowout north of Hudson’s Hope to be completely “plugged”, according to BC Oil and Gas communications manager Hardy Friedrich. The blowout occurred on Mar. 9 and was fully plugged on May 10. Fracing was not active during the blowout, said Friedrich, however there was a natural gas release and subsequent ignition, which both dispersed by Mar. 28. Friedrich said 19 days is not an “uncommon” amount of time for gas flow to diminish. In addition, air-monitoring units showed there were no “adverse” findings and “at no time was there a risk to public safety.” Three air-monitoring units and four remote airmonitors were established in and around the site. Submitted photo While a number of advancements have been What the site looked like on Mar. 20, 2012. made to demobilize the site, the cause of the incident is still not known. “The BC Oil and Gas Commission is currently investigating, and the results of the investigation will be made public,” said Friedrich in an email. Sneh Seetal, Suncor spokesperson said in early April the blowout preventer was successfully installed, including a separator and flare.

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Left to right: Fort Motors owner Brian Gentles, his wife Brenda Gentles, Fred Underwood, original Fort Motors owners Opal Gentles and her husband Wally Gentles. Thirty-two years ago Fred Underwood moved to Fort St. John from Oakville, Ont. He switched gears from working at a finance company to managing Fort Motors after Wally Gentles offered him a job. Underwood has since learned all the ropes of working within the Fort Motors dealership. He started off as a car salesman, to sales manager, then fleet manager and an all-around helping hand. Underwood plans to start his retirement in Saskatchewan with close family.

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Nichols has lobbied against the B.C. insurance monopoly on several occasions for different reasons. He pursued ICBC when he realized that drivers with Electronic Stability Control in their vehicles were paying the same rate as drivers without. While ICBC didn’t lower rates for ESC equipped cars, as all ICBC rate changes have to be made through BC Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Automobile Association granted a five per cent discount. In addition his view on their insurance structure is rather sour. “You’ll notice they’re heavily weighted to the vehicle rather than the driver,” said Nichols. “And I’ve been lobbying to ICBC for years to move away from that. “Dangerous driving is about the driving, not the vehicle. For vehicles involved in accidents, they [ICBC] end up punishing the vehicle and owner rather than punishing the driver.” However, according to Irwin, it looks like Nichols’ lobbying may very well see some answers. “One of the areas that ICBC is looking at addressing is the vehicle-driver based rate system,” said Irwin. “Our current system is a much more vehicle-based system. “Where crashes follow the vehicle has served us well in the past … over time we are not able to identify higher and lower risk drivers as accurately that we’d like to, as we go forward. As part of this shift we wanted to move to a more driver-based system, so, developing a driving record,” said Irwin. Another change ICBC is hoping to discuss with the public is replacing the claims rate of scale. However, the key aspect of having an entry point for new drivers will remain. “We will continue to give them [new drivers] benefit of the doubt, so that they come in at approximately the same amount they are paying today, and let them develop their own driving record based on their crash history.” She added that a lot of the outcomes would depend on the feedback they receive. ICBC touched down in 12 regional areas across B.C. It started on May 22 in Vancouver and finishes on Jun. 19 in Cranbrook. Yet, Nichols still believes that if ICBC wanted to see change, relying on the public wouldn’t be necessary. “If they were really interested in making the motoring public safer they would have Garden Centre • Gift Shoppe • tea room some effective safety programs 3 Miles West on 108th Ave • 250-782-2269 and incentives that work,” he We Now Accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard said. “… they wouldn’t have to Open Daily 11am-7pm ask the people about that. Asking people is fine—in principle … but the science is out there [it’s] available to determine Trees – Shrubs – Roses – Perennials what works and what doesn’t.”

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Region really ready to relay By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Organizers and participants have officially started the count down with little over a week until this year’s Relay for Life. While walkers are busy collecting sponsorship and organizing bake sales, garage sales, dances, concerts and selling cookbooks to raise money, volunteers at the Canadian Cancer Society are also busy putting the final details together for the big day. Last year the relay had approximately 350 participants and raised roughly $95,000. Money raised goes towards cancer research, prevention efforts, programs and patient support. The Society has arranged to give the individual who has raised the most money two plane tickets to Vancouver and the team that raises the most money a $500 gift certificate to Mr. Mikes, a little incentive to keep fundraising. Another set of two plane tickets to Vancouver will be drawn at the relay, eligible for people who have registered to walk and who are still present at the end of the day. Organizers have moved the event from the Northern Lights College field to the Walter Wright Pioneer Village, the move supports this year’s theme of ‘Celebrating the Pioneers of the Peace’. Every year the Relay for Life has a theme so that participants can dress up, decorate their tents and have a little bit of extra fun while they are walking. They can even win prizes of Best Dressed Team and Best Dressed Tent for their efforts. Last year the theme was ‘Rocking Through the Decades of Music’. “It was great, we had poodle skirts and bobby socks, and saddle shoes, every year when there is a theme, they go out and do it well,” said Canadian Cancer Society Dawson Creek unit

president Susan Shepherd, about the enthusiasm of participants. The relay begins at 10a.m. but teams are welcome to come earlier to set up their tents and get themselves situated. Before the 12-hour relay (people aren’t required to walk for consecutive hours) the opening ceremonies, speeches, a stretching session, and a survivor’s lap will commence. The Kiwanis Band has offered to lead the walkers through a few laps, and other local talent including: Andrew Ho, Judi McGowan and the Potluck Basement Singers, The Dodge City Rockets, Tim and Linda Ewert and the Riding Thunder Dance Theatre will entertain throughout the day. Face painting, children’s activities, an information booth, a silent auction and food vendors will be open throughout the day. Cancer survivors, registered to walk or not, are all welcome to the Survivor’s Brunch the day of the event at Sudeten Hall. This year the relay is being coordinated out of the Society’s regional headquarters in Prince George, but past coordinators in Dawson Creek and a committee of volunteers have taken on different roles to ensure the event runs smoothly. “Volunteers are tapped, we’re going to start right there, there’s not much time to volunteer and we understand that but we still have the same nucleus, the same group pulling in other people and favours so people just take on more, for the relay, for the cause...Everybody has taken apart of it, so we are trying to coordinate it as a committee from the last two coordinators… the show has to go on,” Shepherd said. Though support from local businesses has been great, Shepherd notes that soliciting for donations was a little harder then usual. Continued on Page 18.

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Kyla Corpuz photo Nicole and Jared Bell watch as Jaimelia Turner hands their daughter, Naomi, colourful toy blocks during a Roots of Empathy session at Duncan Cran Elementary School on May 24.

Building blocks of empathy By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – She can’t speak, or walk yet—and she probably doesn’t know it—but she is helping Kindergarten students at Duncan Cran Elementary learn a valuable lesson. Her name is Naomi, a big blue-eyed, eight-month-old baby who is still in the crawling stages. In Ms. Zackodenik’s Kindergarten classroom she sits in the middle of a green blanket. At the edge of the blanket, Naomi is surrounded by a class of five year olds, Naomi’s parents and Jaimelia Turner, Community Early Learning coordinator. The kids sit cross-legged, silent as not to disturbed baby Naomi, they are observing her in her natural state. All of this is in part of a new program being offered in School District 60 called Roots of Empathy. “Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy,” states the program’s website. It started in 1996 by Mary Gordon. “What she [Gordon] does is helps connect families to children in schools and helps them watch the development of an infant through the course of a school year,” said Turner, who is also a trained Roots of Empathy instructor. “When you do a program like this, the students … are usually quiet and respectful because she’s sensitive to noise and her first reaction is to watch and be reserved,” said Turner. “So it really gives the children a chance to see that people have different temperament traits and it’s okay, it’s not good or bad—it just is.”

School District 60. “The development that we’ve been able to see in them is impressive. They talk about the emotions that they see Naomi feels. These kids have a better comprehension of empathy than a lot of other kids … because of this program.” Nicole and Jared decided very quickly to be a part of the experience after Naomi’s birth. “I believe very strongly that it’s a good thing, and it worked out well that they were looking for babies around Naomi’s age, just at the right time,” said Jared. “It’s been exciting, it’s sort of like this little, mini-community of celebrating all the things we’re already excited about,” added Nicole. Nicole and Jared have been bringing Naomi to Ms. Zackodenik’s class every three weeks since October, when she was only two months old. There is currently one other Kindergarten class at Duncan Cran who is also partaking in the Roots of Empathy program. School District 60 has supported Roots of Empathy and with the help of the Ministry of Education they were able to launch the program last year. Turner said the dream would be to expand Roots of Empathy into higher grades, but for now she’s happy to see that there will be three trained instructors next year.

This is the first year Roots of Empathy merged with a classroom in District 60. There are 12 pillars to the program. The biggest pillar is emotional literacy, which is having language and understanding of the children’s own feelings, said Turner. In addition this pillar allows for children to take the perspective of someone else and imagine how they might be feeling based on the experiences and body language. “These are experiences that are not commonly held, especially in younger students, and they are key indicators of social success and academics,” said Turner. Zackodenik said she already notices the character of her students change from past classes. “Some of that empathy is starting to pass on with each other,” she said. “If I have a problem in the classroom I say, ‘How would baby Naomi react to that noise?’ And they can think, ‘Oh, yes.’ And they can start to see it form that perspective.” Other areas that the program addresses are empathy and inclusion. Naomi’s parents Nicole and Jared Bell said they too have noticed the impact the program has on the students. “It’s great for the K kids,” said Jared, who works for

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Shepherd said. Action Health and Safety is one company that has donated their services to the relay and has also submitted a company Continued from Page 14. “They’re great but the businesses team. Nicole Boisvert coordinated, Team are tapped as well... Everybody needs a Action, and helped host their fundraiser, volunteer and everybody’s looking for a The Daffodil Ball held on May 26. “I really liked fundraising and doing silent auction, and we expect a lot from our businesses and I think it’s great that something good for the community, and we get what we do get. Dawson Creek is when we got a team and we needed to phenomenal, they support themselves,” raise money I thought a dance would be a good opportunity...We decided to do an event rather t h e n push everyone to get donations, w e ’ d just do one big event together and that would give us all the donaJill Earl photo t i o n s Employees at the Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek Camille Dayus, Bayley Nickel, Tanya George and Samuel Lowdon have organized a Relay we need rather for Life team and are selling cookbooks in order to fundraise.

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then individually pursuing people,” Boisvert said. “This is my first year and apparently I jumped in with both feet because I have a team, I’ve been on a team before but I’ve never organized a team, so I’m the team leader and I’m actually volunteering for the finances for the Relay itself,” she said. In the final days leading up to the relay organizers and volunteers will be busy making final arrangements and setting up, but Shepherd only sees weather as a challenge “The only challenge I see is weather... That’s about the only challenge and just making sure, if the weather is great we’re going to do fine, if the weather is not great we’re going to do fine, we’re just going to have to adapt. It will be what it will be, and it’s always fun. It’s always fun, it’s what you want to make it,” said Shepherd. “I relay for the past, present, and future, for the people who haven’t made it, the people right now that are meeting the challenges, and hoping that in the future there isn’t any more cancer, that’s why I relay,” she said. Relay for Life encourages all participants to register as soon as possible. Fort Nelson and Fort St. John relays are scheduled for June 2 and Dawson Creek’s relay is scheduled for June 9.

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SONS to direct area residents to health care with new guide By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- With sponsorship from the Peace River Regional District the Save Our Northern Seniors society is on their way to producing an updated Community Health Guide. The PRRD agreed to fund $8,000 of the estimated $34,000 SONS project, at the PRRD meeting last Thursday. The region funded the project $8,000 in 2009 as well, when it was first and last produced. The first guide also received funding from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, as the guide encompasses the Fort Nelson area as well, and a list of other sponsors that are included on the back of the guide. Along with the PRRD, Cliffside Printing and the Carey Media Group who gave deals to SONS, Northern Health has also agreed to donate time and money towards the project, committing to distribute the guide for SONS. “I want to personally congratulate you and SONS for taking this initiative, I mean I think it’s wonderful. I think that this is a great guide and I think it’s well used, certainly we see it distribute the old guide and the new guide will be more broadly distributed,” said board chair, Karen Goodings. The Save Our Northern Seniors society has been advocating on behalf of seniors since the late 90s. Their mandate is to build a facility that will ensure safety, respect and dignity for seniors, to provide current information of the number of facilities and beds available in the area and to pursue all avenues of support for seniors including all types of care and supported living. SONS have decided to update their Community Health Guide because some contact information is outdated, new health supports are available in some communities and they’d like to change some pictures included in the guide. SONS is also teaming up with the

South Peace Seniors’ Access Services Society to collaborate on producing one health guide for the region instead of two separate ones for the North and South Peace areas, as a lot of the information overlaps. The decision to publish another guide was made at a SONS meeting last January, members realized a new guide may be needed as there are very few copies of the original guide left; approximately 50 of the 10,000 printed. Margaret Little, vice-president of SONS, had the idea for the health guide when her father and mother-in-law were both in the hospital. Though she found the brochures and pamphlets in the hospital very helpful, she couldn’t find anything that was all in one spot. “I started on my own compiling the numbers that I needed, and then I realized that perhaps what I was doing would be beneficial to other people and it kind of grew from there,” Little said. Originally she considered producing a little pamphlet or brochure, but it grew to becoming a full guide. Little and her husband Jim, the president of SONS Jean Leahy, and anyone else they could convince into helping them with the guide collected and confirmed numbers of any health related service they could find. Little believes that the guide was well utilized, and is delighted that other communities around the province have been inspired to produce their own health guides and that some health organizations are requesting that they be included in the guide as well. Last week, the society received a call from the University of Victoria, asking to be included in the guide as they have some health care programs there. “I’m pleased that it’s been so well received and it demonstrates that there was definitely a need...The health guide isn’t just for seniors, it’s mainly used in any walk of life, yes seniors mostly use it I suppose but the guide can be found anywhere,” Little said, adding that the guide was distributed to health care facilities and units and can also be found online on each community’s website. A new feature of the Community Health Guide is separate sections for each community. Aside from funding, SONS are also requesting that each community provide them with a volunteer who will help check contact information for

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Tryon Land Surveying Ltd. Tryon Engineering Inc.

D.C. hosts regional juried art show By Jill Earl

TRYON PROFESSIONAL GROUP The Tryon Professional Group consists of:

Tryon Land Surveying Ltd. - Tryon Surveys has been owned  and operated in NEBC by local professional land surveyors since 1961.  Some of our services include: • Planning (MOTI, ALC, Municipal and Crown Land development applications) • Construction (earthworks, piling / foundation, roadworks, facilities) • Surveyor's Certificates • Legal (subdivisions, strata subdivisions, easements, right-of-ways) • As-built / Topographic Surveys

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DAWSON CREEK- The city’s art gallery was this year’s host to the Regional Juried Art Exhibition, now in it’s 30th year. The exhibit celebrated it’s opening on May 18, attracting art lovers from all over the region eager to admire the approximately 200 pieces submitted by local artists. A call for submissions went out to communities within the Peace Liard Region in March asking them to submit no more then three of their recent best works. According to organizers at the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council and the South Peace Community Arts Council who hosted the event, this year’s submissions number was unusually high. “This is highly unusual, this has never happened before but I think there was at least 200 submissions, and that’s just wacky. I don’t know how the jurors actually chose because there was just a variety of stuff, I couldn’t believe it,” said Lisa Bush, president of the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, considering that the exhibit usually garners 75-100 submissions. “I know that the host community, the South Peace Community Arts Council I know they work very hard to get submissions and to get the word out, and that’s probably most of it. There’s also more of an awareness of visual arts recently because a lot of the Peace Region artists have been juried into the B.C. Federation of Artists, so there’s that credibility as well,” Bush said, speculating on why there was a large amount of interest from artists this year. Pieces were divided into three categories for judging: general, student, and an assignment category where artists could submit pieces completed for an art class. Judges awarded winners in each category, including the EnCana Student Award of $200 to Dustin Popesco for his piece titled “Dryad”, the EnCana Recognition Award of $500 to James A. McBeath for his piece titled “Mountain, Bridge and Snow”, and top prize of $1000 for the EnCana Distinguished Award went to Christy Burres for her dress crafted of hide, bullet shells and antlers, titled “Hide”. Nine other artists were chosen to receive awards and ten additional artists received an honourable mention. Besides the chance for recognition and awards, all artists had the opportunity to have

their work critiqued by this year’s judges, Robert Stevens and Sabine Schneider, in the Artists Walkthrough. Both judges were chosen for their experience and training in visual arts, and also because judges cannot live in the Peace Liard Region- both judges are from Grande Prairie. Member of the Exploring Arts Group, Sharon Miller, says that the opportunity to have her pieces critiqued was a major draw to entering her two pieces in the show. “I’ve always only put stuff in our Exploring Art Group show but several people in our group were really encouraging all of us to put something in the juried one and I did have a couple of pictures that I would like a more professional opinion on what I’ve done and how I might have done it better and what I’ve done well, so I thought what the heck,” Miller said. Miller says that the Exploring Art Group members critic each other’s work weekly, and says that even their slightest critiques and suggestions can made a big difference when applied to the canvas. “We very much learn from the experience and products of others and having people critic your work, even just the slightest little thing can sometimes make a difference... I’m really happy with the product I’ve made, I’d just like to know what I’m doing well so I can reproduce it in other pictures and how I could have improved something so that I may even go back on some of the ones I’ve already painted and try out their ideas,” said Miller. The annual juried art show rotates between six different communities including Fort Nelson, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John and has been running since 1982. It started when the provincial government asked various regional arts councils to put on a juried show in each of their regions, winners of the regional shows would then be submitted to a provincial show called Images and Objects that would tour throughout the province. The provincial show was run by the B.C. Festival of the Arts, and was cancelled in 2001, but the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council decided to continue to host the annual show. Continued on Page 30.

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MARKET REpORT MAY 24, 2012 SLAUGHTER CATTLE On Thursday, May 24, 2012 313 head of cattle went through our ring D1 - D2 Cows 75.00-81.00 D3 - D4 Cows 70.00-74.00 Holstein Cows 60.00-66.00 Heiferettes 90.00-95.00 Bologna Bulls 85.00-90.00 Feeder Bulls 91.00-95.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Good Bred Heifers N/A Milk Cows N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) 1400.00-1600.00 Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A

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On May 23 oil and gas industry people gathered at the Fort St. John curling rink for the Enform workshop to learn about chemical hazards in the oil and gas inudstry.

Oil and gas safety hazards not seen by eye alone By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – There are hazards in every workplace. Slips and falls are common and are stringently watched for, but what about the hazards that can’t be seen by the eye alone? The Energy Expo in Fort St. John held a workshop that shed light on chemical hazards in the oil and gas industry. Enform, the safety association for Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry, hosted the workshop

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: 105.00-110.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: 120.00-126.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 127.00-135.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 145.00-155.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: 156.00-160.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: 161.00-165.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 166.00-170.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: 171.00-175.00 Heifers Baby Calves Beef Type 200.00-300.00 Next Horse Sale is Saturday, June 9, 2012

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sales of cattle, elk, buffalo, mall animals, farm, equipment, and estate sales as well as horses. More information can be found on their website at willowviewauctions.net.

Wayne Tollefson (middle) accepts horse blanket donated by Canwest Trailers and presented by Travis Krahn. Tollefson bought this Quarter Horse gelding, handled by owner Veronica Bedard, for a high bid of $7,000 at the May 5th First Annual Ranch Horse Sale at Beaverlodge’s Willowview Auction. Submitted article and photo

BEAVERLODGE - Willowview Auctions in Beaverlodge held a very well attended “First Annual Ranch Horse Sale” at their auction mart in Beaverlodge on May 5th. High seller was a good looking seven-year-old, 15-2 hand Grullo Quarter Horse gelding named Wrangler Hawk Blue, consigned by Robert and Veronica Bedard. Wrangler was purchased by Wayne Tollefson for the very respectable price of $7,000. The next four highest selling horses sold for $3,800, $3,500, $3,300 and $2,775. The sale was well advertised and attracted many potential purchasers, with the parking lot full of their horse trailers. There were some serious bidders on hand when the sale got underway. Willowview Auctions is unique in the Peace region in that they have an outdoor ring to better demonstrate the ridden horses and in-hand registered horses, weather permitting. Not only can bidders get a good idea of the horses’ abilities and temperaments, they can also better judge height and colour. At this sale, the crowd was able to watch two horses demonstrated at the same time when a ridden saddlehorse’s rider led a pack horse, complete with packrigging, in the ring. The ring is large enough to accommodate teams and carts or small wagons as well. Willowview Auctions is owned locally by Jed and Barb Willis. “We like horses here,” said Jed. “We do our best to offer good horses to buyers, and to get good prices for sellers. At

the Ranch Horse sale we put several of our own cattle into the outdoor sale ring so the horses’ cattle handling skills could be demonstrated. We had also upgraded the ring with some softer footing. These two additions helped to bring better prices for sellers.” Jed said he was pleased that the local horse industry also supported the sale. “Canwest Trailers generously donated a horse blanket for the high bidder, which was presented by Travis Krahn immediately after the sale,” he said. Barb says Willowview Auction holds horse sales on the first Saturday of every month, with the exception of July and January. “Holding the sale on a Saturday benefits sellers as we think more people are able to attend then,” she said. “We also offer new and used tack starting at 9 am to get bidders warmed up. We find selling tack helps with horse sales, because if a person gets a bid number for tack, then they are more likely to bid if they see a horse they like. We like tack and horses,” she said with a grin. “If consignors let us know what kind of horses they are bringing in, like kids’ horses, mules, minis, ranch horses, well broke horses, teams, or a quantity of youngstock or even rare breeds, we can advertise this information on our website and elsewhere. This information helps both sellers and the buyers as it encourages people who are looking for those types of animals to attend the sale,” said Barb. Willowview Auction is a complete auction service, offering

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FORT ST. JOHN - On May 26, 65 locals braved the shave, surpassing the $100,000goal for Bluey Day. Together they raised $127,000 for the Hospital Foundation to purchase a digital mammography machine for the new hospital.

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NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For a REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

This is a very exciting time to be a part of SMS Equipment. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today.

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NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION The North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a seasoned indiREQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST vidual to manage and coordinate the economic development initiatives of the North Peace Economic For a Development Commission. The Commission, established by bylaw of the Peace River Regional DisREGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER trict works for the member municipalities and electoral areas of the North Peace which include Electoral Area ‘B’, Electoral Area ‘C’, the District of Hudson’s Hope, The District of Taylor and the City The North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a Employment Opportunity of Fort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting economic development throughout the seasoned individual to manage and coordinate the economic development JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT North Peace region. initiatives of the North Peace Economic Development Commission. The Commission, Location - Fort St. John established by bylaw of the Peace River Regional District works for the member Working from the North Peace Business Resource Fort St.which John, the Regional EconomicArea municipalities and electoral areas of theCentre NorthinPeace include Electoral North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, SM20-2 Development Officer will manage and coordinate the dayHope, to day The business activities of theand Commis‘B’, Electoral Area ‘C’, the District of Hudson’s District of Taylor the City commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North sion meetSt.theJohn goals collectively and objectivesto of the Northinitiatives Peace News of to Fort deliver supporting economic development Peace Savings Northeast has proudly served the North for 65 years and is committed to the social, ecoEconomic Development Commission. throughout the North Peace region. May 24, 30 & Juneof7,the2012 nomic and environmental well-being communities in which it operates. NPSCU has four branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and 100 employees and was reClassified Display/Skilled Trades This position will be responsible for attracting, expanding and supporting the regions commercial, Working from the North Peace Business Resource Centre in Fort St. John, the Regional cently recognized in the area as the People’s Choice winner of “Best Financial Institution, 2011”. industrial and public enterprisesOfficer to positively affect the economic health of the the North Peace Economic Development will manage and coordinate day to dayregion. business 3 col Modular = 5.04” x 4” The Regionalof Economic DevelopmenttoOfficer andand implement an overall and stratactivities the Commission meetwill thecreate goals objectives of vision the North Peace Reporting to the Senior Manager of Finance, the Junior Accountant assists in the preparation of egy for economic development Commission. within the North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region Economic Development monthly financial statements for the Credit Union and its Financial Planning Subsidiary utilizas a superior location for business and industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you ing a variety of computer based spreadsheet and accounting applications to compile accountwill identify and will establish economic development opportunities in the region and assist in the securing This position be responsible for attracting, expanding and supporting regions funding for various activitiesand and public programs. Working closely with businesses, government and the commercial, industrial enterprises to positively affect the economic health ing and statistical financial data relating to credit union assets, liabilities, equity and expenses. This position oversees the balancing of General Ledgers and makes appropriate changes on community, you will seek to expandThe investment through business Development attraction and retention, wellcreate as of the North Peace region. Regional Economic Officeraswill and implement an overall vision and strategy for economic development within the the banking system to effectively manage financial controls. In addition, this position will have new commercial initiatives. North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region as a superior location for a thorough understanding of all roles in the department in order to troubleshoot, relieve, and solve complex problems referred by department staff to ensure the needs of staff, members industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you willinidentify Asbusiness the ideal and candidate, you have extensive business development and leadership experience the and the Credit Union are met. This position is also responsible for assisting in the annual budand establish economic development opportunities in the region and assist in public sector. You have a solid track record working with a range of stakeholders including elected geting process and working with internal and external auditors for interim and yearend audits. securing funding variousstaff, activities programs. Working closely and appointed officials,for investors, and theand community at large. Additionally, youwith havebusinesses, a good government the community, you through will seek to past expand business understanding of and governance practices gained your work investment with Boards through of Directors. A The successful candidate will be enrolled in a post secondary education program majoring attraction and retention, as wellapproach as new commercial initiatives.is required, in addition proactive, collaborative, and engaging to business development in accounting and finance, working towards a professional accounting designation, plus 1-3 to your excellent communication, financial and project management expertise. The ideal candidate Asbethe ideal candidate, you have as extensive leadership years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You are highly will visible both internally and externally you work business with local development businesses, other and communities, experience the public sector.senior You government, have a solid track record with apublic. range of motivated, have proven leadership skills and have a proven track record for personal developelected officials,in industry associations, community groupsworking and the general stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, investors, staff, and the ment. You are capable of working independently and as a team member and have the ability to solve problems creatively and deal with difficult and stressful situations. Excellent written at degree large.and Additionally, you of have a and good understanding of ingovernance Incommunity addition to your at least ten years private public sector experience business practices through your past work Boards of Directors. A planning proactive, and oral communications skills along with effective listening and questioning skills required. and economic gained development, you have honed your publicwith speaking, presentation, business collaborative, engaging approach business required, in Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet programs and computer systems are mandatory. Interand budgeting skills.and A progressive manager of peopletoand resources,development you have earnedisa reputation addition to your excellent communication, financial and project management ested candidates please apply, in confidence with references, by June 8th, 2012. for producing results. expertise. The ideal candidate will be visible both internally and externally as you work

The expression of interest should include: Page 1 of 2 • Your qualifications in the field of economic development and related activities including previous experience; • Administrative and project management experience; and • A list of your previous achievements in the field with suitable references. Closing date: Friday, June 22, 2012 The Regional Economic Development Officer’s position has a six month probationary period. Interested parties should submit their Expressions of Interest “in confidence” via email to: The North Peace Economic Development Commission Email: invest@npedc.ca If you require further information in regard to our expectations, please contact invest@npedc.ca or 250-785-5969 We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

North Peace Savings thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lisa Stewart, Vice President Human Resources North Peace Savings and Credit Union 10344-100th St, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 3Z1 Fax: 250-787-9191 or E-mail: lstewart@npscu.ca For a complete role description, visit: www.npscu.ca


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NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Paul Bergen of Box 218 Prespatou B.C. V0C 2S0 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, District Lot #2518 and located at Prespatou. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Peace River 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, Established in 1900, E.B. Horsman & Son is the only Councillor (Four to be elected) Taylor, BC independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler Copies of the Annual Report are also available at the District of We currently for a 35 month term (December 2011, to November 2014), willinbeBC. received by the have Chief an opening in our Dawson Creek Taylor Municipal Hall during regular office hours (Monday to Branch for: Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Melany A. de Weerdt District of Taylor Municipal Hall Director of Finance 10007 - 100th A Street 250-789-3392

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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 and an opportunity will be provided for questions from the public. NOTICE OF NOMINATION

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

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Job 1578 Mizpah Transition House  not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in In general, duties will include: Position Title:to, Transition House Worker an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected or • Daily cleaning of the school, five daysholding per week (Monday - Friday); office. Job Responsibilities: The Transition House Worker will: • Steam cleaning carpeted areas at least three times annually; Becontacting: responsible for the smooth functioning of the residenFURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained- by • Removal of snow from outside entrances and fire exits; tial program during the day/overnight shift while ensuring the • Cleaning exterior windows at least twice annually; Melany A. de Weerdt, Chief Election Officer (250) 789-3392 safety of service recipients. • Keeping the immediate area around the school clean from debris and garbage; Gloria Baker, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 789-3392 • Changing light tubes and bulbs, as required. - Offer supportive counselling, referrals and advocacy appropriate to meeting the individual needs of women who are NOTE: Tenders for Wonowon Elementary School are not to include cleaning of the survivors of wife assault, sexual assault and emotional abuse. kitchen area or other cleaning required as a result of Wonowon Horse Club activities. Hours of Work: Averages 40.25 Hours per week Contractors will be responsible for supplying cleaning supplies and equipment and Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement 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 Closing Date: June 1, 2012 to the district. Submit Resumes To: Separate tenders, stipulated in dollar amounts per month, must be submitted for each Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator location. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Further detail concerning this tender may be obtained by contacting Chad Cushway, Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: lbrooks@spcrs.ca 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

• Please include Competition # 1578 with resume • This position is open to female applicants only • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position is a union position For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at www.spcrs.ca We look forward to hearing from you!


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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmer’s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050. • Mother Goose Preschool is having our open house for the upcoming year. The open house will be held at Mother Goose Preschool in Notre Dame School (925-104 ave Dawdon Creek), on Saterday, June 2 From 11am- 5:30pm. Bring your children, let them explore our facility and ask any questions you may have. Call if you have any questions or to register for the upcoming year; 1-250-782-6660 • JUNE 2- COUNTRY MUSIC DANCE- music by Silver Eagle at the Senior Citizens Hall, 1101 McKellar Ave. Dawson Creek. Dance from 8:30 - 12:30. Admission includes lunch. 19 years and over welcome. For more information phone Fred at 782-2192 or Linda at 843-7418 Fort St. John • Gradfest 2012 needs volunteers- npssgradfest@gmail. com • British Home Child Memory Quilt Exhibit - Between 1869 and 1948, 100 000 British Home Children were sent to Canada by church groups, orphanages, and workhouses to work on farms or as domestic help. These groups thought that poor and abandoned children would have a better life in Canada than on the street and in the workhouses of Britain. Many thrived in Canada but others suffered abuse, poor working conditions, and loneliness. 2010 was designated as the Year of the British Home Child. Three quilts were made in Canada with squares submitted by descendents of these British Home Children. This quilt comes to us from Alberta and was lovingly put together by Hazel Perrier, a descendent of British Home Children. It depicts the experiences of these children across the country. On display until the end of August at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 – 100th Street. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-787-0430. • Medical Infrared Thermography is coming to Ft. St. John to do breast thermal imaging June 11/12. Breast thermography is an imaging procedure where infrared images of the breast are analyzed and rated by board certified thermographers to determine the risk of developing breast cancer. Thermography is safe, painless, no radiation or compression is used. For information or to schedule your appointment: go to www. thermographynorthernbc.com email: thermographynorthernbc@ gmail.com or call 250-596-9119 • Friday June 8 at 7 pm - Documentary Night Join us at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 - 100th St.) for the documentary Nobody’s Child. This documentary is an original story of Canada’s Hone Children and the search by their descendents for roots. Between 1869 and 1948 100, 000 British Home Children were sent to Canada by church groups, orphanages, and workhouses to work on farms or as domestic help. Many thrived in Canada but others suffered abuse, poor working conditions, loneliness, and separation from family. 11% of Canadians are descended from these Home Children. Free Admission. Donations appreciated. For more information call 250-787-0430. • Saturday June 16 from 9 am to 3 pm Museum Yard Sale at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 – 100th Street.) Come support your local museum and find great treasures. For more information call 250-787-0430. Donations welcome. We will not be accepting large appliances. • Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Furrows in the Sky: A Book Presentation by Jay Sherwood Come and join Jay Sherwood at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum for a presentation on his latest book – Furrows in the Sky: A Biography of Gerry Andrews. Gerry Andrews was a school teacher in the Peace Region, a forester, a soldier, and British Columbia’s longest

serving Surveyor General. Andrews surveyed by taking aerial photographs of the terrain. He described this process as “ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet.” Copies of this book are available in the Museum Gift Shop. Fort St. John North Peace Museum 9323 – 100th Street. For more information, contact the Museum at 250-787-0430 Fort Nelson • Sunday, June 3 – 2:00 pm - Be a tourist in your own town by attending a Welcome Visitor presentation at the Visitor Centre! This is a half-hour presentation exploring the dynamic history of Fort Nelson and the pristine wilderness encompassing the Northern Rockies. • Wednesday, June 6 – 10 am to 4 pm - Join us for Councilor to Counselor Day at the Visitor Information Centre! Regional Councilors will join our Tourism Counselors in presenting travel information to travelers and locals. Stop by and chat with our guest councilors and test their knowledge of the area! • June 3 - 9 - Plan your BC Dream Getaway for a chance to win the grand prize – a gift basket full of local surprises! Stop by the Visitor Centre anytime during the week and talk to the tourism counselors about your favourite BC destination. We have the brochures to help you choose your accommodation, activities, transportation and restaurants you would like to visit. • Saturday, June 9 – 2:00 pm - Stop by the Visitor Centre for cake and punch, local artwork and crafts, and great conversation about the area with locals and tourists alike. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-7853731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-to-one tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed.

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9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45.Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/Wed/ Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 785-3200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the time. Join the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. Donate a minimum of five hours per month. For information, call (250) 262-4530. • Pan African Caribbean Association welcomes the community to join our group to promote community awareness of culture, music and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 for more information. • New Totem Archery hold their indoor shoots at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. • Come out and join us for an afternoon of play, crafts, a healthy snack, circle time and an opportunity to borrow books from the Devereaux School Library. This is a chance to meet other people from your community and introduce your children to a school setting. We meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Oct. 20th. This program is geared for three to four year-olds but siblings are welcome to come with their parents. Call Patti (250) 843-7813 for more information.


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on May 23 that focused on how to identify and educate the workforce on hazardous chemicals. “We want you to understand what the actual hazard is—not perceived hazard,” Enform’s B.C. operations manager in Fort St. John Rick Newlove told the audience. “It’s not to instill fear, we want to make sure you’re educated.” The presence of mercury and Naturally Occurring Radio Active Materials (NORM) is a reality in the oil and gas workplace. Though keynote speaker on mercury hazards, Glyn Jones from EHS, said there is a “remote possibility” in mercury poisoning, it’s about understanding the risk. Mercury can contaminate an individual through ingestion or absorption. He said there are “lots” of places that don’t have good separation between the work area and break area. “When contractors come onto the site and there is mercury, communicate it,” said Jones, adding that it’s important to know where it is. “The regulators are quite concerned about it.” Newlove said most of what was talked about was not immediate health concerns. “They’re long-term health effects,” he said. “Some of them are very minor in nature, but the key is to ensure that we’ve captured the knowledge for the industry so that they don’t have an abnormal fear of the hazards … but they actually know where they are and know how to address them, so they’re educating the workers of the hazard and making sure to protect them from any continuous exposure.” One of the speakers at the workshop Corrine Paul from Enform, said communication is the “foundation” to controlling chemical hazards. “If you don’t know—ask,” she said, noting that supervisors should be just as knowledgeable about methane as they are with H2S. Paul added that planners have the ability to choose safer and healthier chemicals. “We’re trying to use this workshop as a conduit to get that message back to the ground based employees,” said Newlove. He said major companies are aware of issues like mercury and Naturally Occurring Radio Active Materials (NORM) that are present in the oil and gas production. “Naturally occurring radio active substance is not a really serious issue, it’s more of an awareness to educate the industry,” said Newlove. NORM was included to ensure the industry is aware of its presence, where it would be present and making sure workWellness & Esthetic Services ers are protected against potential exposure. “We’re here to deliver as much of the safety initiatives

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the oil and gas industry need to the industry people,” he added. Enform created the initiative to provide training and education on chemical hazards in the workplace after invert drilling mud was deemed to be a safety issue for those working around it. This workshop was one of three workshops offered at the Energy Expo in Fort St. John on May 23 and May 24. The expo was held at the Fort St. John curling rink from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. it was the third annual event of its kind.

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Northeast NEWS

May 31, 2012

Thousands of jobs... Over 3,000 direct construction jobs will be created in British Columbia at the peak of construction. As well, 560 new long-term jobs will be generated in BC.

Millions of dollars for community projects... Over 30 years, more than $1.2 billion in tax revenue for BC can be used to strengthen public services. Enbridge will also provide $100 million to support communities near the pipeline.

World-class safety standards... Carefully planned and built to respect the terrain and wildlife, the pipeline will be monitored 24/7. To protect the waters and coastline of BC, marine facilities will adopt additional navigation aids, increase emergency response capabilities, and implement new land-based radar so that Canada’s Northwest Coast is safer for all marine traffic.

A stronger BC economy with new trade partners... There will be more opportunities and towns will prosper. It will open up global markets for our energy exports and increase Canada’s Gross Domestic Product by $270 billion.

It’s more than a pipeline. Join the conversation at

It’s a path to our future. northerngateway.ca

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

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