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Relay for Life sends message of hope By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – Beneath the beaming sun and a crowd of people donning colourful T-shirts, 18-year-old Nakisha Bauer recounted her journey with cancer. “I thought maybe I could run away, but knew that wasn’t a possibility,” she said, describing her David Suzuki at Doig initial thoughts after being diDays - Page 4 agnosed at age 15. But with the constant support of her family and friends Bauer adopted a different outlook on the battle she was going to face. “I would be fearless and that meant that I was capable of handling anything that came my way with the support of my family,” she said. “But if I dealt with it in a negative manner everything would be a lot harder to overcome.” Though her journey wasn’t easy, and at times she found herself in a lonely state, her positive mentality would continue to prevail. Bauer is a survivor, and just one example of what Skatepark underway in the fight against cancer looks like. She was a guest FSJ - Page 10 speaker at this year’s Relay for Life fundraiser. Approximately 50 other strong individuals from the community, who also faced cancer and overcame it, were among the participants at this year’s Relay for Life. Behind a Banner of Hope, accompanied by two RCMP officers, survivors in yellow T-shirts made a victory lap around the grass field at Dr. Kearney on Jun. 1. Following the survivor’s walk was the caregiver’s walk, which amounted to nearly 100 people, all who have been touched or affected by cancer through a friend or loved one. “The relay has been in Fort St. John for six or seven years,” said organizer Brenda Beaumeister, it is a nation-wide fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Basically how it works is we get our team Watershed donation members, they go and get pledges and raise money - Page 13 and go and walk the track in order to help with research and help with a lot of preventative [measures], there is health and awareness and that’s really what the Cancer Society is trying to do as well.” This year there were over 35 registered teams. Before the relay began at noon, Fort St. John teams had raised $75,000. “Our goal was $100,000 but you know what we are Scan Me well on our way there … and to be honest with you to Check Us Out Online!

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Top: Survivors kick off the first lap at this year’s Relay for Life on Jun. 1 at Dr. Kearney. Bottom: Left to right: Ruth Smith, Teresa Walsh, Marie Bailey, Janet Turner and Marion Jarvis. The ladies in yellow are all cancer survivors. More pictures on Page 12. it really doesn’t matter … every piece of money still goes towards something important. “It doesn’t matter how much you give, I want people to be aware that they can come down and enjoy the festivities.” The relay lasted 12 hours from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Canadian country artist Sean Hogan, local musicians like Twin Peaks, Kristy Howes, Ryan Hennessey and entertainment by the Move Dance Centre entertained

the crowd at his year’s event. “Funds raised will support some of the best cancer research or the life of someone very near and dear with you,” said Canadian Cancer Society volunteer Jocelyn Eisert. “A lot of the money we raise stays local because we need a lot of the funds … at our cancer clinic in the Fort St. John hospital,” said Beaumeister.


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River First Nations chief Norman Davis announced an endeavor to officially name a new tribal park, K’Ih Tsaa?dze, that spans throughout the edge of B.C. past the Alberta border. “We’ve been working with the Suzuki Foundation for a few years now and we got on board with him and it’s all to preserve this area for our fuKyla Corpuz ture,â€? said Chief Davis. David Suzuki and Doig River First Nations Cheif Norman Davis shake hands on While it’s not yet official, May 28 after they unveiled plans to set aside a tribal park called K’Ih Tsaa?dze. Davis said the proposal has been sent to the government. cally taken over the planet.â€? “This is just a small piece of land in the northeast that we Declaring the land a tribal park is a “symbolic stepâ€? to saying wanted to preserve, and like I mentioned it’s a long process, we ‘no’ to any kind of development within the area, he added. want it to move forward,â€? he said. “We don’t have many places where nature can still flourish If granted the title as a tribal park, it will be inclusive for ev- and we think somehow it’s a luxury or it’s an indulgence to have eryone to learn and live off of. these places and we forget that we depend on nature for every“It’s where everybody can use this area for the future ‌ and thing.â€? it is open to all people of this area ‌ sportsman hunters can use Suzuki dubbed the northeast a “battleground.â€? it ‌ and we can use it too,â€? said Davis. “We are seeing what is a huge rush for resources,â€? he said. Suzuki initially came up to the Peace last week to announce Fracking is a method practiced in the region to extract natural the plans for the tribal park. gas, and Suzuki believes it is “one of the most destructive things “I [came] really because I we are leaving for our future generations.â€? heard about this tribal park,â€? Fracking has been on the foreground for controversy in the said Suzuki. “Humans have be- natural resource sector in the northeast, however the Liberal come so numerous, we’ve basi- government has maintained that B.C.’s frac practices are some






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B.C.’s submission to JRP does not support Northern Gateway Pipeline By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- The Province of B.C. did not support Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project in their final written submission to the Joint Review Panel. Environment Minister Terry Lake cited environmental concerns and Enbridge’s lack of addressing those concerns as the main reason for their rejection of the project. “British Columbia thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and submissions made to the panel and asked substantive questions about the project including its route, spill response capacity and financial structure to handle any incidents. Our questions were not satisfactorily answered during these hearings,” Lake said in a press release May 31. The Joint Review Panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, will determine whether or not to grant the environmental certificate the project needs to proceed. B.C. will be presenting their final arguments to the panel in Terrace on June 17; the process is expected to last until June 28. “We have carefully considered the evidence that has been presented to the Joint Review Panel. The panel must determine if it is appropriate to grant a certificate for the project as currently proposed on the basis of a promise to do more study and planning after the certificate is granted. Our government does not believe that a certificate should be granted before these important

questions are answered,” said Lake. “Northern Gateway has said that they would provide effective spill response in all cases. However, they have presented little evidence as to how they will respond. For that reason, our government cannot support the issuance of a certificate for the pipeline as it was presented to the Joint Review Panel,” the minister added. Provincial conditions established for the consideration of the construction and operation of heavy-oil pipelines include: world-leading marine oil spill responses, world-leading practices of land oil spill prevention, addressing Aboriginal and treaty rights and that B.C. receives a fair economic benefit. The panel issued potential conditions for the project in April. The conditions address all major aspects of the project, some of which include leak detection, emergency preparedness and response exercises, pipeline inspections, marine environmental effects monitoring, caribou monitoring reports, and programs dedicated to the research of environmental effects- among a long list of others. If the project is approved Enbridge will have to fulfill all of the conditions; compliance would be enforced by the National Energy Board. The project includes the construction of two 1,170km pipelines running from Bruderheim, Alta. to Kitimat, B.C. One pipe-

line would carry approximately 525,000 barrels of petroleum per day to Kitimat; the other would deliver 193,000 barrels of condensate per day to Edmonton from Kitimat. Enbridge estimates that 5,500 person-year of on-site employment would be created during the construction phase and 1,150 long-term jobs would be created to operate the pipelines and marine terminal.

Ken and Arlene Boon wish to thank all those who came to help fight the fire at our place on May 14, 2013. We were overwhelmed by the turnout of people and local companies. The contribution of personnel and equipment from HSE Integrated, Redneck Oilfield Services, Cee-Jay Projects, Forestry, and many individuals was very much appreciated.

ALC delegation agreement postponed By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Peace River Regional District directors have decided to postpone the decision to enter into a delegation agreement with the Agricultural Land Commission, considering a review that the commission is undertaking of their current delegation agreements. Since last October the PRRD has been considering entering into a delegation agreement with the ALC that would allow the board to make some decisions on their behalf. Of the approximate 4.7 million hectares of land in B.C. designated under the agricultural land reserve, 900,000 hectares are within PRRD boundaries. Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman made the motion at the May 23 committee of the whole meeting to recommend that during a regular meeting the board decide to hold off on the decision. Fellow board members eventually approved her motion. “We will wait until we see the results of that review and what a delegation agreement would look like and revisit our decision at that point,” she said. District staff doesn’t believe that the ALC is prepared to enter into another delegation agreement while the review is going on, but thought it was important for board members to decide if an agreement is something that they still wanted to pursue. “This board has been talking about, and dealing with and considering a delegation agreement for a while and it’s one of those projects in the works…if we ask for a delegation agreement, as pointed out, we’ve heard from the land commission that they would not entertain it…but we need

to have this conversation with the board,” said chief administrative officer, Fred Banham. Co-executive director of the ALC, Brian Underhill, said that a review of agreements is a regular part of the ongoing monitoring and auditing that the commission does. He said that the commission keeps track of the decisions being made under the agreements and reviews them to ensure they are consistent. “As a normal course of business the commission reviews them [agreements] from a point of view of keeping on top of the activity being carried out under those agreements and also looking to see if the agreements are in need of any updating or revising,” Underhill said. The ALC currently has delegation agreements with the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the Fraser Fort George Regional District and the Regional District of East Kootenay. Underhill said that the commission is currently in the stages of information gathering for the reviews. According to Underhill the review of the B.C. OGC has already begun and they are looking at whether their agreement reflects activity currently going on with respect to shale gas development. One issue that they are hoping to tackle is the size of well pads considering new directional drilling technologies. “We’re looking at whether the areas and the thresholds and the exemptions are reflecting the needs of the industry in terms of the land use needs… our understanding is the needs with the directional drilling and the horizontal fracking and what not, some of the traditional size drilling pads aren’t meeting the needs of the industry,” he said.

To help in their decision, the PRRD submitted questions to the Fraser Fort George Regional District and the Regional District of East Kootenay asking about their experience having the agreement, what the benefits and difficulties have been, if they’ve experienced increased workloads and if they’ve had an independent audit since the start of the agreement. A report submitted by Bruce Simard, general manager of development services, outlined their answers. The regional districts responded that they though they have never been audited, the ALC has reviewed their decisions. “The ALC took more of an informal look back at a few years worth of decisions related to our first DA [delegation agreement] and then gently chastised us for what they perceived to be some shortcomings with our decision-making process,” wrote the Regional District of East Kootenay. Both districts report only seeing a ‘little extra’ paperwork since the agreements were implemented and that they have received mixed feelings from constituents. East Kootenay told the PRRD that they wanted to see the decisions made closer to home and were willing to except more responsibility in order to make that happen. Fraser Fort George said that there is always an element of pressure from the applicant and their supporters when making these decisions, and that their decisions are somewhat affected by popular opinion because they often seek comment from surrounding property owners.

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David Suzuki visits Doig Days By Kyla Corpuz

The students, as well as parents and volunteers, learned how to cook bannock, saw first hand how moose hide is made and learned how to carry a beat with a drum. Billy Attachie has educated children about trapping since the inception of Doig Days. “You gotta teach the kids the different animals,” he said. “You have to teach the kids what kind of [animals there are in the north] and how animals behave.” Grade 4 student, Jaret, said it Kyla Corpuz photo was “awesome” to see the beaver, lynx and bear pelt as well David Suzuki stands with a group of Grade 4s who are learning about trapping and as walk around to the different different animal pelts. stations learning about fossils, art, moose hide and bannock. In addition, a familiar face attended this year’s Doig Days: world-renowned environmentalist, David Suzuki. “I think what’s going on with Doig Days is a reminder,” said Suzuki. “[The students] are seeing animals that have been killed and are going to be skinned, they see that we need nature and [to] be much more respectful.” Educating students about First Nations’ traditions gives children from the reserve a sense of pride, said Suzuki. “This kind of thing [Doig Days] affirms for these kids [is] that they have something to be proud of, but I think the other thing is the involvement of the other non-native kids; they get to see this other way of life and … we non-native Kyla Corpuz photo people … need to learn that back from the native

FORT ST. JOHN – Over 500 Grade 4 students from School District 60 got a break from the classroom and headed out to the Doig River First Nations’ reserve for a hands-on cultural lesson. Doig Days, which took place on May 28, has educated eightand nine-year-olds about the livelihood and tradition of the First Nations in the region for well over two decades. “It is probably one of the best intercultural exchanges that I know of,” said Fort St. John city councillor Larry Evans. While there are various ways that students learn about different cultures in school, Evans said Doig Days is one that “always draws a crowd.”


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Continued on Page 12. Students join the Doig River drummers at Doig Days on May 28.

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Wilbur’s motion passed with only one objection from Coun. Parslow. Chinook said that the tournament had 12 participating teams last year and they raise money from the $150 dollar entry fee ($200 this year) and from sales of Mr. Mike’s food at the tournament. In addition to raising money for the water park, the society also requests that participating teams bring backpacks full of school supplies to be donated to the community. “[The] water park is such a big project and it has taken a few years so we wanted to do something in-between,â€? she said. “That’s part of the foundation of our society as well, is we believe in giving back to our community and hoping to build stronger communities. That’s why we wanted to do a water park which is a free-user project for the community,â€? said Kunz. The society has recently hired Urban Systems to come up with their site plans that have been designed by RecTec Industries. Kunz said the group hopes to have the plans done by August. “Up until this point it’s been a concept that we’ve been wanting to do and we’ve had to raise some money in order to get to this point to get the plans done‌So we’re hoping to‌have those plans finalized and have the plan in place so that we know what we’re looking for as far as dollars, what we need for equipment and all of that fun stuff,â€? she said.

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By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- The Stonewell Development Society went to bat with city council May 27, asking them to waive the fees and charges associated with renting the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball diamonds over a weekend in August. For the past three years the society has hosted a baseball tournament as a way of fundraising for a community water park. Since last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament the city has incorporated new regulations for recreational facility use in their Fees and Charges Bylaw. Renting the diamonds from Aug. 16-18 would cost the society approximately $3,500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fundraiser for the water park. It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be possible to host a fundraiser and pay those fees as the amount that the fees are is what we raise at the ball tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Joanna Kunz, from the society, adding that they made little over $4,000 at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament. Kelly Chinook, also from the society, told council that they missed the Sept. 30 deadline for grant applications and requested that they either waive the fees for the use of the baseball diamonds or accept and approve their late grant application. While many councillors were impressed when hearing about the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, others were concerned that waiving the fees and/or grant application deadline might set a precedent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that there are some major implicationsâ&#x20AC;Śwhat you do for one you must be prepared to do for all. If it is going to have an ad hoc approach that anyone who comes along, whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve missed dates or guidelines and council will just bury it, then why do we have the procedures in place in the first place?â&#x20AC;? said acting mayor Coun. Charlie Parslow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The procedures are there for a good reasonâ&#x20AC;Śan ad hoc approach is surely a root to chaos here. We spent a lot of money and got some very good advice around restructuring our fees and services and so what does this decision do to all that work?â&#x20AC;? he added. Barry Reynard, director of community services, said that the policy was based on a fair distribution of tax funding throughout the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreational facilities. He noted that council does have the ability to waive policy. Coun. Duncan Malkinson thought that perhaps the group hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t received notification about the changes and that that should be considered when deciding whether to grant the group their request. Coun. Shealy Wilbur made the motion to support the Stonewell Development Society with the fees for their tournament, under the argument that each application must be considered on its own merit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do also look at this though as a four year project coming into fruition. The benefit that the community is going to get from this succeeding is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have kids having fun at a water park and possibly not getting involved in other things that would be considered negative behaviour,â&#x20AC;? she said. Coun. Sue Kenny said that though the city has worked hard to put the new policies in place, council should consider that it would cost the city more if they were to construct the water park themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project has been going on for the last four years and it is great for our communityâ&#x20AC;Ś I think it will be really enjoyed. It will be a real asset to the Mile Zero,â&#x20AC;? Kenny said.

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About a month ago somebody called the office and complained about a photo I ran of a lynx getting skinned. I wasn’t the one who answered the call, but I was later told the caller was quite upset because it shocked his child, and apparently, brought his nine- or was it seven-year-old to tears. The skinning was a demonstration at the B.C. Trappers’ Association, an annual event held around the province each year. This year it was in Fort St. John and they had skinning demonstrations, as well as information on the latest fur market, education about wildlife and the purpose of trappers. At first I felt a little surge of guilt, should I have been more considerate with the photo? It was a black and white photo, but it was clear an animal was being skinned. However if I held the photo back, would I be doing a disservice to trappers by masking the normality of their every day life? Trappers target—for the most part—nuisance animals and animals that are in abundance. Essentially it can be equated to predators being transplanted in certain areas to even out an overpopulated species. However, trappers don’t just go for the kill, they also make a point to use every part of the animal they kill—this is where skinning comes in. The fur is then used to make something warm or sold on the market, the bottom line is: it doesn’t go to waste. I like to think of it as recycling, and I think we can all agree that recycling isn’t harmful. I guess what I’m trying to get at is, if there’s something you see, or your child sees that may startle them or cause them to think, maybe you should use it as an opportunity to educate or explain what is happening. I’m not saying you should completely agree or disagree with the subject at hand, but at least discuss what it is that stirred the emotion. If at the end of the day your child still doesn’t agree with it, that’s fine, but at least they might

have a broader understanding of whatever the issue is, in this case it would be why animals get skinned. -Kyla

BC Hydro responds to ‘factual errors’ Dear Editor: A recent letter to the editor on May 30th about Site C contained several factual errors. Contrary to what was stated in the letter: • BC Hydro’s load forecast was accepted by the BCUC in July 2009 as part of its decision on the 2008 Long-term Acquisition Plan (LTAP). • While a natural gas facility would have a lower upfront capital cost than a large hydro project like Site C, it would have higher operating

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costs due to the cost of fuel — which would also be subject to fluctuations in the price of natural gas. Large hydro facilities, after a high upfront capital cost, have low, predictable operating costs and have a project life of more than a century. • BC Hydro would repay debt associated with Site C. The repayment of these principal amounts is included in the financial analysis of the project. • BC Hydro has used planning rates in the development of the capital cost esti-

mate that are materially higher than current interest rates. • Site C is expected to result in lower long-term costs to ratepayers than alternatives, and would be one of the most cost-effective resource options for BC Hydro. A government review of BC Hydro in June 2011 concluded that “Site C is a reasonable cost alternative to meet load growth.” • The need for and alternatives to Site C are included in the scope of the environmental assessment of the project currently being conducted by federal and provincial reg-

ulators. Finally, it is important to note that the capital cost estimate for Site C has undergone an external review by the accounting firm KPMG. This external review concluded that the methodologies and assumptions used in the cost estimate were appropriate. More information on the Site C cost estimate is available at: Dave Conway Community Relations Manager, Site C BC Hydro

NAME CORRECTION Dear Editor; It was gratifying to see my letter (about non-voting voters) in the latest issue of the NorthEast News. However, I’m not sure how that spelling of my surname came about. It has got to be one of the strangest I have ever encountered, and I’ve seen a few over the years. (People seem to think that my surname is too simple to be correct, for some reason.) I didn’t think my signature was that obscure! For the record, it’s not “Lube”; it is spelled “Life”. In future, I will try to remember to type my letters!

Sincerely, Laura Lee Life Charlie Lake, B. C.

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Dawson Creek to look for a new pool of aquatic staff By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- City staff are hoping to introduce a new program this summer that will encourage potential staff to dive into employment at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre. Deputy director of community services, Duncan Redfearn, told city council on May 27 that the pool has had some difficulties recruiting and retaining staff. Redfearn said that many of the pool’s staff are students and after they graduate leave the facility to pursue other endeavours. “We find ourselves in this continual transition where we just get somebody up to a certain certification level that allows us to operate efficiently, then we lose them,” he said. His department is looking into providing a free training course to approximately 15 to 20 potential employees who meet a number of pre-requisites. Redfearn said that the significant cost of training to an individual and the effort needed to get the required certification could be a deterrent to life guarding employment

for some. “It’s a significant cost to an individual and it’s a big commitment whether I’m an 18 year old student, or I’m a 30 year old or 40 year old or whatever age I may be. It’s an investment with no guarantee in the end. This opportunity lessens some of the risk to the individual,” said Redfearn. Training would include CPR and Bronze Medallion, taught by expert instructors already employed by the city. Redfearn said that he sees training being conducted over a year, with the possibility of having individuals eligible to work at the pool within three months. If a trainee doesn’t pass a particular portion of the training, they will have to acquire it on their own before the next level of training begins. “Instead of sending people away with the cost, lets use what we have. This is quite unique and I think that we’ll have other communities around our geographic region−if it’s successful− copying this process,” said Barry Reynard, director of community services. Coun. Cheryl Shuman applauded the department’s efforts. Coun. Sue Kenny thought that a small fee should be charged to participants as in-

centive for them to show up for training. Last summer the Taylor Swimming Pool also had trouble recruiting staff; they were unable to open because of the lack of qualified people to run it. Tara O’Donnell, community services director for the District of Taylor, said that the pool is currently fully staffed with seven employees and that the pool opened for the summer on May 18. O’Donnell said that the district posted the positions in December hoping to attract potential employees ready for when the pool opened in the summer. She said that they posted in the Taylor Times, on their website and also used social media to get the opportunity out to as many people as possible. O’Donnell was unable to comment on what the district had done in the past to advertise the positions. “Perhaps by advertising earlier and perhaps also because people know that the pool did not open, maybe it was an incentive for people to go ahead and apply,” O’Donnell said. Redfearn is optimistic that the training program will create a new pool of employees. “They get that training and it’s a universal training…things that you use in your life forever, it’s not just pertinent to our facility. We think it will be warmly received…so looking forward to getting that started this summer,” Redfearn said.


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be. So thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criteria built into the delegation agreements so land owners have a better understanding of their certainty and the application process,â&#x20AC;? Underhill said. During the October meeting Underhill said that the ALC receives approximately 500-600 new applications a year and that the agreements are meant to cut down on their work load. Under Section 26 of the Agricultural Land Commission Act, local governments, agents of the government, public bodies or public officers can enter into a delegation agreement with the ALC to make decisions adhering to the Act for lands they have jurisdiction over. The act dictates that a delegation can only oversee nonfarm use and subdivision applications. All other types of applications must still be directed to the ALC after being approved by the regional district, which is the process currently. Underhill did not give a timeline for the reviews but hopes that they will be completed before the end of the year.

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Lessons in debt control – consolidate to save By Investors Group Submitted article A talented juggler can keep four, five, even six balls in the air at the same time and make it look easy. Many Canadians juggle six or more types of debt – often including high-interest credit cards – and must make multiple payments each month. Keeping all those ‘debt balls’ in the air isn’t easy and it can cost you. A more efficient way to manage your time and money could be debt consolidation – here’s why. • You can effectively reduce the interest costs for car payments, education loans, lines of credit and other high-interest, high-cost loans (such as credit cards) by consolidating them within a single loan with a lower interest rate. You can then choose how to pay it off: • Keep your ‘pre-consolidation’ payment amount – by applying the same payment toward your debt but at a lower interest rate, you’ll be putting extra money toward the principal debt repayment and eliminating that debt much faster. • Keep your amortization or debt payback payment the same – your new lower-interest consolidated loan at a reduced payment amount frees up additional cash flow you can use to reach your other financial life goals. • Simple is usually better – and less expensive. Debt consolidation can be a ‘simple’ way to reduce the cost of your debt – and here are a few other ‘simple’ suggestions for managing debt to discuss with your professional advisor: • Consolidate through a home equity loan that offers a much lower interest rate than most other types of loans, especially credit cards that can apply interest rates of up to 28% on outstanding balances. • Keep amortization to a reasonable timeframe – aim for repayment within five years. • Don’t assume a line of credit is a good thing. While it will provide borrowing flexibility, a line of credit can spell trouble

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Fort St. John skatepark committee breaks ground By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – The Fort St. John skatepark committee broke ground on May 29 at the new skatepark location nestled at the corner of 93 Street and 93 Avenue. “The plans for the park was … [a] youth initiative,” said Coun. Byron Stewart. “There were several consultations that took place throughout the last two years and New Line [Skateparks] took in the direction from the youth and created the park that you’ll see … in approximately 16 weeks.” New Line Skateparks is a company that constructs parks around the world that are made for kickflips and ollies. “It’s a large skatepark, it’s big in comparison to most of the parks that we do,” said Danny Koriath, who works for New Line. In contrast to the existing skatepark, situated between the North Peace Leisure Pool and the Pomeroy Sport Centre, Koriath said “[it] will probably be taken out, it will never be used again in comparison to this new skatepark,” adding that the new haven will be 110 per cent better and three times the size of the original park.

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The skatepark committee is joined by local government and sponsors to mark the official ground breaking of a new skatepark at 93 Street and 93 Avenue. “There’s a bowl, lots of banks and ledges it’s got some street elements and transition elements,” described Koriath. “I feel great about it, it was a lot of hard work,” said Clinton Green, skatepark committee chair. “I’m glad to see a lot of the support … and the youth that committed to it, that’s what got us here today where we are.” Baring shovels and skate decks, members of the skatepark committee, city councillors and representatives from various sponsors dug into the earth to mark the official start of the skatepark’s construction phase. “I thought it would definitely be a longer journey,” said Green when asked if he expected the project would come to fruition less than two years after it was first proposed to council. “But everything fell into place pretty quick and especially with the Rotary [donation].” The Fort St. John Rotary Club donated $100,000, thus giving

them title rights to the park. The City of Fort St. John donated 25,000 square feet of land, just across the street from the fire hall and down the road from North Peace Secondary School. The provincial government also contributed $440,000. “Anyone who’s writing grants, make sure your MLA knows about it,” said North Peace MLA Pat Pimm. “A lot of grant applications go in and a lot of the times I don’t hear about them until they’ve been declined.” Fortunately, he said in this particular case he was present when Green was giving a presentation on the skatepark to the Rotary Club. “I thought isn’t that ever a good project, so I went and stated tracking some information and low and behold there was a grant … and we were able to come forward with some pretty good support.”

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Donation will help boost watershed awareness in D.C. By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- The Dawson Creek Watershed Awareness Program had a flow of funding come in May 24, with the

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Royal Bank of Canada donating $2,500 to the group. volved to understand watershed values. The funding comes from RBC’s Blue Water Project and will Janelle Viney, Dawson Creek branch manager for RBC, wantgo towards signage along the city’s walking trail to educate the ed to form a partnership with the program because she throught public about the Dawson Creek and the wetlands that the path it was a great cause. follows. “Our watershed is incredibly important to us, Dawson Creek “Really what we’re trying to do now is connect people to their residents and businesses alike. We are all in need of fresh wabackyard…we’re encouraging people to understand in terms of ter, it’s our survival and we depend on it and we know that the planning, how to protect those areas. Certainly there’s lots of earth’s supply of water isn’t limitless…RBC wants to help provalues within the creeks themselves, there’s actually little fish in tect our watershed to ensure swimmable, fishable, and drinkable this Dawson Creek and we want to raise awareness about that,” water in Dawson Creek for generations to come,” she said. said Reg Whiten, watershed steward. RBC’s Blue Water Project was launched in 2007; they have The Watershed Awareness Program was launched in 2009 by committed to investing $50 million nationwide over ten years the City of Dawson Creek; they carry out research and moni- to help protect and preserve fresh water. This isn’t the first time toring work to support the management of the Dawson Creek that Dawson Creek has received funding from the Blue Water watershed. Raising awareness is one of the three objectives of Project. the program and members hope that the funding will help in that “Prior to this specific donation there has been other ones reaspect. ceived in the local community of Dawson Creek, which is really “We’re really pleased to have the Royal Bank here today to great because it’s not common,” Viney said. celebrate a new partnership in the community to really raise She added that donation also include employees of RBC volawareness about the importance of our local watershed. We have unteering their time to help the program with their projects. our drinking watershed and we also have our watershed that also “We’re really encouraged that they’re interested in our work… flows through the city that we also need to protect. This is an ini- I think that they realize that Dawson Creek is really doing what tiative to raise awareness to show people about all the different it can to increase awareness about water issues, obviously we’ve values that we have,” Whiten said. been really challenged in the past years and I think we’re on the He said that currently the program is focusing on the erosion right water course,” Whiten said. occurring due to the 2011 flood events, how they can manage flood risk in the future, how they can improve the management of the creek in the future, where they could have more protection for the wetlands and how they could restore quality to the watershed. He said that within the program there is an opportunity for other community groups like the Dawson Creek Watershed Society, the Timberline Jill Earl photo Nature Club, the Rotary Club Acting mayor Charlie Parslow accepts a donation from the Royal Bank of Canada for and Ducks Unlimited to get in- the city’s Watershed Awareness Program.

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FCL PROVIDES $5 MILLION GIFT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACROSS WESTERN CANADA (May 30, 2013) – Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of local Co-ops that make up the Co-operative Retailing System, knows it is important to do what’s possible to make children and families feel at home while in hospital. That’s why FCL is making an historic gift of $5 million over five years to the five children’s hospital foundations in Western Canada. The gift is also the first time that the five children’s hospital foundations have received a single donation to be shared between them. For nearly a century, Co-ops have built their reputations on being the local business that cares about people and communities, partnering with others that hold similar values in support of causes that matter to each of us, says FCL CEO Scott Banda. “Like you, we care about our children, our families and our communities,” Banda told an audience gathered in Saskatoon and via web

broadcast to sites in Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria. “At the end of the day nothing says ‘you’re at home’ more than children and family. That is why we support the five children’s hospital foundations and the work they are doing to provide an environment that offers compassion and support to children and their families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.” Of the $5 million, B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation receives $550,000; Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation in Calgary, $825,000; Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, $825,000; Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, $1.7 million; and The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, $1.1 million. The money was divided using a formula developed by FCL to allocate fairly region-wide gifts of this nature, and was agreed to by all parties.

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Volunteers will show they are fit to fight during Relay for Life

By Jill Earl Phoenix was written just before he was diagnosed, Hogan said some saliva glands. DAWSON CREEK- Local organizers hope to follow the suc- that many of the songs on the album have taken on a new meanâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing more performing than ever before, which is cess the Fort St. John Relay for Life had last weekend with the ing for him. incredible. I think it takes awhile for my mind, anybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind Dawson Creek Relay scheduled for June 8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the songs were already not written about cancerâ&#x20AC;Śalmost that went through, to actually distill everything and put things Tanya Purnell, event development co-chair, is looking for- half the album took on a new meaning for me, in that many of in perspective, but [I] definitely have an overwhelming sense of ward to Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event and implementing this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme: the songs could relate to being a cancer survivorâ&#x20AC;Ś[I] have a gratitude to be alive,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fit to Fight.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; whole different perspective and an association to them, that you â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve told all the teams that that is what the theme is andâ&#x20AC;Ś can relate to them in a cancer journey but they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t written we hope they come in their boxing gear or their workout gear,â&#x20AC;? about that, but wow, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think they were,â&#x20AC;? Hogan said, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even the title track, is all about the mythical bird that has to Funds raised through the event go to the Canadian Cancer die and go down in flames before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reborn, that song was writSociety to support cancer research. Organizers currently have ten before I was told I had cancer,â&#x20AC;? he added. 18 committed teams who have gotten creative when considerFortunately Hoganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treatment of chemotherapy and radiation ing fundraising ideas. Over the past few weeks Dawson Creek didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect his vocal chords, though he said the radiation killed teams have hosted garage sales, BBQs, sold water, hosted a bottle drive, bake sales, a pub night, a shoe and boot auction and sold candles to raise money for the cause. Prizes will be awarded to teams and individuals who FATHERS DAY IS raise the most money and those ALMOST HERE! teams who display the most Here are some ideas team spirit during the relay. for that Special Day! Purnell said that people can even register for the relay dayof. She said those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to walk can still attend and support participants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on a team, fundraising, if they come down and support the teams and come to watch the entertainment and just be there in support of relay that would just be fantastic as well,â&#x20AC;? Purnell said. She said that activities will 9007 96A Street Fort St. John be available all day for the en(250) 261-5544 File photo joyment of children and adults Cancer survivors carry the Banner of Hope during the alike. Participants can expect first lap at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relay for Life at the Pioneer Viladditional excitement with or- lage. ganizerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s themed laps, including coloured laps paying homage to different cancers (breast cancer is pink, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer is yellow) a hula-hoop lap, a Home Improvements: zumba lap and a hopscotch lap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It got nixed but we did talk ~ Decks ~ Siding about doing like a high heels ~ Window & Door Installation lap, I thought that would be  super fun but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just way too Custom Built Sheds: dangerous,â&#x20AC;? said Purnell. ~ Cabins ~ Outbuildings ~ Garages Non-participating public can enjoy vendors M&M Meats, Brian Martin Boston Pizza and Fresh Attitude as well as the entertain250-793-0695 ment planned throughout the $% !&' %( )**+ +) day. Entertainment coordina$, ! )-**+  !. tor, Heidy Kux-Kardos, has $!. /0!12.  arranged for several local fa .( !! !..2. vourites to perform, including: $3.-*#4+#   Barb Munroe, the Basement *! +# * .! .*5 Potluck Singers, the Sweetwa$ ..+2  !.2.!0  !! +.!+!  !  ter Ramblers, Wayne Ezard, and the Dodge City Rockets. The Dawson Creek Community Band, KPAC Dancers, Daw%DQNVVD\ son Creek Kyokushin Karate and Riding Thunder will also 12WRDORDQ" NO PROBLEM! perform, among a long list of /HW)RUW0RWRUV others. +HOS<RX Fort St. John organizers were %DG&UHGLWÂ&#x2021;6ORZ&UHGLW lucky enough to have Canadian country music artist Sean Ho'LYRUFH %DQNUXSWF\ gan perform during their Relay, 72,167$17&5(',7$33529$/ $SSO\7RGD\DQG'ULYH$ZD\ June 1. During his set, Hogan shared his personal experience :H6SHFLDOL]HLQ+HOSLQJ*RRG3HRSOH L OL L with cancer. ZLWK%DG&UHGLW&DOO0DUWKDRU*UHJIRU   Hogan was diagnosed with 3UH$SSURYDO Stage Four A oral pharyngeal   



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EQUIPMENT AUCTION Weaver Sale Yard • Rycroft, AB • Internet Bidding

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. CONSTRUCTION: 2004 Case CX210 hyd. excavator, bucket and thumb, 60" cleanout bucket, 60" brush 2007 NH D95 LGP CRAWLER rake • 1993 Case 9020 hyd. excavator, bucket, thumb • 2007 NH D95 LGP crawler, 6 way blade, 2 bbl 5 shank ripper • 2005 Case 450CT skid steer, dual aux hyd • 1994 Case 621 wheel loader, q/c 2.5 yd bucket, Cummins eng • Bobcat 2400 articulated wheel loader • TRUCKS: 2009 Kenworth W900 t/a truck, 475 Cat, 18 spd, 46k rears • 2002 Freightliner t/a truck, Cat eng. 525 hp, 18 spd, 46k rears • 1998 Western Star t/a truck, sleeper, Cat 475, 18 spd, a/r, 40k rears • 1998 IHC Eagle t/a gravel truck, Cat 425, 15 spd, roll tarp • 1996 Peterbilt, t/a truck, Cat eng, 18 spd • 1997 Sterling t/a gravel truck, 3406 Cat, 18 spd. 46k rears • 1994 Ford JOHN DEERE 7720 COMBINE Aeromax L9000 t/a truck, Cat eng, 18 spd. 46k rears, a/r • 1954 Ford 750 Big Job s/a truck (restored) V8 5+2 spd • 2002 Ford F550 picker truck, power stroke diesel, 6 spd, Hiab 045 picker, tool cabinets • 1998 Dodge 3500 4wd truck, V8 gas, duals, Fassi F20 picker • 1999 Ford F550 4wd flatdeck truck, 7.3l dsl, 6 spd, 5th wheel, warn winch • 1988 IHC 8300 s/a truck, tilt deck • 1986 Ford 9000 t/a dump truck, 3406 diesel, snow wing, heated box, angle snow blade • Ford 800 s/a boom truck, 4T-46 crane • Ford 900 s/a picker truck, 1977 Hiab 895 picker • Chev 3500 s/a dump truck • Dodge Ram 350 s/a dump truck • 1990 Ford F800 s/a diesel truck • 1988 Ford Cargo 7000 COE s/a truck • GMC 7000 s/a sanitation truck • Mobil 2TE3 street sweeper • 1975 Thibault s/a COE truck • TRAILERS: 2008 PJ 40 ft. 5th wheel trailer, t/a • 2007 Trailtech t/a 18 ft. tilt deck trailer • 2006 Trailtech 14 ft. t/a dump trailer • 2004 U-bilt 18 ft. t/a tilt deck trailer • 2009 Southland 20 ft. t/a stock trailer • 1999 Goertzen 16 ft t/a stock trailer • 1998 Cancar tri-axle gravel wagon • 1996 Lode King 53 ft tridem hiboy

2004 CASE CX210 EXCAVATOR trailer • 1991 Monon 53 ft. tridem van trailer • B-train flatdeck trailers • Borco 50 ton dbl drop tridem lowbed trailer • TILLAGE: Melroe 10 bottom hinged plow, 20" shears • Krause 2158 40 ft. tandem disc • HARVEST: JD 7720 combine • Hesston 8100 25 ft. d/s swather • (2) IHC 4000 19.5 ft swathers • VEHICLES, LAWN and RECREATION: 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan • 1999 GMC Envoy • 1991 Lexus 300 car • 1989 Okanagan 21' 5th wheel travel trailer • 1988 Citation Supreme 5th wheel 26' holiday trailer • 1974 Skylark 22' 5th wheel travel trailer • Foton 404 mfd utility tractor, 112 hrs showing, 3 pth, FEL, q/c bucket • AC D15 gas tractor, pto, 3pt • Kubota L1500DT mfd utility tractor • 2006 Yamaha V-star 1100cc motorcycle, 84 hrs • 2008 Ducks Unlimited Grizzly 700 atv • 2006 Rhino 660 • 2006 Honda 500ES Foreman atv 2006 RHINO 660 SIDE by SIDE • 2005 Honda 500ES atv • 1996 Arctic Cat snowmobile • 1996 Honda 4 Trax 300 atv • 1983 Larson 17 ft fibreglass boat, Evinrude 140 • 2004 Husqvarna YTH1746 lawn tractor • 3 PT. EQUIPMENT: 48" rototiller • RS 51" rototiller • 48" snow blower • 72" hd cult • 84" cult • 2 btm plow • 60" finishing mower • 2 JD 709 mowers • GRAIN BINS and TANKS: 3 Behlen 3200 bu grain bins, Westeel 1500 and 1700 bu grain bins, Rycroft • 4 Westeel 1350 bu grain bins, 6 Westeel 1700 bu grain bins, Eaglesham • (2) 400 bbl oilfield tanks on skids • LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: Billy Cook 16" western saddle, bridle and breast collar • Western rawhide 15" saddle and bridle • Unused team harness to fit 1200 lb horses • Lewis cattle oiler, bale feeders • Wheatheart post pounder, Honda motor • (40) 6x24 ft freestanding livestock panels • ATTACHMENTS: D7 Beales brush rake • 42" tree spade, skid steer q/c mt. • Wilcock s/a booster for lowbed • D7 undercarriage with rollers, rails, pads • Rails and pads for 322 BL hoe • Peerless log bunks • Ezee-on 110 fel, grapple • SAWMILL: Oregon 128 mobile dimension, 26 ft. carriage, 30" headsaw, 4 cyl. eng • CAMPS and STORAGE: Atco 10x28' t/a wellsite trailer • 10x50' 10-man camp unit • 10x50' shower unit, triple skid • Welders • UNUSED: Storage buildings • Commercial party tents • 40 ft. Seacans • Armour tires to fit skid steer and wheel loader • 14 Powertek gas generators • Kende welders, battery chargers • Gas eng water pumps • Tool cabinets • Partial list only, complete list at

CONSIGN YOUR EQUIPMENT TODAY • Call JEFF, DON, LORNE or EVAN Equipment added to this sale on a daily basis, complete up to date information at


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JENNIFER FERNANDES Director, Marketing and Communications

$5,000 Ike Barber Scholarship

Fort St. John Campus Dual Credit Day a huge success! More than 200 students from School Districts 60 and 81 enjoyed on-campus tours, class presentations, and hands on activities on May 15 at the Fort St. John Campus for Dual Credit Day. Dual Credit Day is an opportunity for grade 9 students to come on campus and learn about programs and courses in which

dual credit courses are offered so that in grades 11 and 12 they can achieve credit towards high school graduation and college programs tuition-free courtesy of their local school district agreement with the College. Students from Fort St. John schools, Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hope, Prespatou and Fort Nelson enjoyed activities

such as the Simulated Well Site and Drilling Rig tour and how to power a tea light across water by studying steam engine dynamics in a session taught by Power Engineering instructor Chris Boomer. Students were able to take three dual credit sessions in either the trades or academic program areas and enjoyed a free pizza lunch.

Salon and spa skills

Power Engineering instructor Chris Boomer introduced grade nine students to the program areas on Dual Credit Day.

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Esthetics and Nail Care Technology is accepting applications for February 2014. Program includes theory and hands-on training in facials, body massage, body treatments, aromatherapy, UHĂ H[RORJ\ PDNHXS DUWLVWU\ waxing and tinting. Students are introduced to the knowledge and skills necessary for running a salon or spa and write the B.C. Beauty Council licensing examinations, allowing graduates to pursue work throughout the province and across Canada.

A student from the Fort St. John Campus was delighted to learn he is the winner of a $5,000 Ike Barber Scholarship. Michael Basco, a Business Management Diploma student, LV Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ KLV FUHGHQWLDO WKLV spring and is planning to transfer into the third year of Thompson River Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bachelor of Commerce program in the fall. The Ike Barber Scholarships are for two-year diploma or Associate Degree College students who transfer into university degree programs. NLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University Arts and Sciences (UNAS) program is a wonderful way to study locally and transfer credits towards other post-secondary institutions while enjoying the convenience and lower cost of living of a smaller city. For more inforamtion contact $GPLVVLRQV2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUVRQWKH)RUW6W John or Dawson Creek Campuses.

Apply for BC Hydro Entrance Awards by June 30th! Plus Others! If you are planning on attending College this Fall, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to visit the NLC Foundation link on the NLC web site at Entrance award applications can be found on the left-hand menu bar, and include BC Hydro Entrance Awards. For more information on these and other awards, email Donna Kane, Executive Director, NLC Foundation at or call 250-784-7613.

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On Thursday, May 30, 2013, 575 head of cattle went through our ring D1 - D2 Cows 65.00-74.00 D3 - D4 Cows 55.00-63.00 Holstein Cows N/A Heiferettes 60.00-75.00 Bologna Bulls 70.00-90.00 Feeder Bulls 70.00-95.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Good Bred Heifers N/A Milk Cows N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus:

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Next Regular Sale - Thursday, June 6th â&#x20AC;˘ Next horse sale - June 8, 2013


Items may not be exactly as shown, accessories & attachments cost extra. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included. A documentation fee of up to $250 will be applied on all finance offerings. Additional fees may apply. Programs and prices subject to change, without notice, at any time, see dealer for full details *Offer valid from May 1, 2013 until July 31, 2013. Financing on approved John Deere Financial credit only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. Discounts or other incentives may be available for cash purchases. By selecting the purchase financing offer, consumers may be foregoing such discounts and incentives which may result in a higher effective interest rate. Get $750 off the agreed upon purchase price of new John Deere compact utility tractors with the purchase of two John Deere or Frontier implements AND 0% purchase financing for 60 months. Down payment may be required. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, preparation charges and a $50 documentation fee will apply. Representative Amount Financed: $10,000, at 0% APR, monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months, total obligation is $10,000, cost of borrowing is $0. Monthly payments/cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed/down payment. MSRP cash price based on highest priced product in series: $13,411 (includes $50 documentation fee). Cost of borrowing based on Representative Amount Financed not MSRP cash price. Minimum finance amount may be required; representative amount does not guarantee offer applies. The charge for amounts past due is 24% per annum. Offer valid from March 1, 2013 until July 31, 2013. Subject to John Deere Financial approval. In the event you default on this or any John Deere Financial Multi-Use Account transaction, interest on all outstanding balances on your Multi-use accounts (including on this and all special Term transactions on your Multi-use Account) will begin to accrue immediately at 19.75% AIR from the date of default until paid in full, and you will be required to make monthly payments on your Multi-use Account equal to 2.5% (personal use); 3.0% (commercial use) of the original amounts financed plus interest. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included and may increase price or monthly payment(s).Minimum purchase and finance amount may be required. See your dealer for details. Program subject to change, without notice, at any time. 3For purchases on your Multi-use Account for personal use. Offer is unconditionally interest free for the first 12 months. After the 12 month period, for eligible purchases of goods and services: 1) a minimum monthly payment of 2.5% of the original amount financed is required; and 2) finance charges will begin to accrue immediately on amount financed at 17.9% per annum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Come help us celebrate Naomi Gardner’s

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Looking for volunteers for the upcoming airshow July 27 & 28, 2013. For more info or to volunteer please contact Kathy at 250-787-0938 07/17

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Notice is hereby given for the District of Taylor’s Annual General Meeting. A comprehensive Annual Report will be presented outlining financial and operational results for 2012 and an opportunity will be provided for questions from the public. Date:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm


District of Taylor Municipal Hall Council Chambers, 10007 – 100A Street, Taylor, BC

Copies of the Annual Report are also available at the District of Taylor Municipal Hall during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Looking for Clubs and Nonprofit groups for various jobs for the upcoming airshow July 27 & 28, 2013. Anyone interested contact Kathy at 250-787-0938 07/17 FOR SALE 28 ft. Windward Sailboat on trailer. Very seaworthy and beautiful teak interior $35,000. Phone 250-783-5733 08/13


Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St. John 2006 is having an

Annual General Meeting on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at the Northern Lights College 7-9pm. Room 105 Everyone welcome.



The family of

Judy Wilson extends a warm invitation to join us for cake and coffee to celebrate her

90th Birthday

Place: Activity Centre Peace Lutheran Apartments 9816- 108 Ave, Fort St. John Time: Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Melany A. de Weerdt Director of Finance 250-789-3392

No Gifts Please

renovations renovations


Small 3 bedroom house in Dawson Creek. Large fenced backyard, pets allowed F/S, W/D included close to bus stop and amenities. $1400/month not including utilities. Plus $700. Damage deposit. Available ASAP or June 1st 2013. Call Lacey 250-793-0375 06/06 BASEMENT SUITE WANTED

In Fort St. John area, have a small cat. Good references. Call 250-262-1729 ask for Claude 06/01

HELP WANTED Position Title:

Technical Sales Representative Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia Jonell Canada Inc. (JCI) has an immediate opening for an ambitious Àeld Technical Sales Representative to grow our sales of Àltration and separation equipment in the Fort St. John and surrounding territory. Main Responsibilities: •Develop and maintain sales relationships with customers, which may include daily interaction with production operations staff as well as maintenance crews and purchasing •Maintain current sales levels, increase sales volumes and maximize opportunities through relationship building, cold calls, etc. •Provide Àltration and separation solutions to clients •Generate value-added sales by providing technical product support •Continually add value to both customer operations and Jonell Canada Inc. (JCI) Basic QualiÀcations: •Excellent work ethic •Strong written/oral communication skills and strong organizational/time management skills •Self-starter and motivated team player •Excellent computer skills, including Excel and PowerPoint •Technical competence and ability to troubleshoot •Knowledge of Safety programs and a personal history of safe practice. Preferred QualiÀcations: •Background in Oil and Gas •Sales experience •Knowledge in Àltration and separation products an deÀnite asset Compensation: •Competitive base salary plus sales incentive bonus •Depending on experience How to apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Attn: General Manager

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Large room in large quiet house $400.00 per month for rent. Preference is given to a mature male person. Rent includes utilities and use of kitchen. High speed internet possible. Call 250-789-3551 06/13

Peace River Regional District South Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2048, 2012

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a second Public Hearing meeting regarding the South Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2048, 2012, is scheduled to be held at: 7pm on Monday, June 10th at the Peace River Regional District Office located at 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, B.C.

Fort St John Dawson Creek Commercial Space For Lease/Rent Brandt: 9907-100th Ave 2500 sq ft retail retail or ofďŹ ce Endicotte: 9512-100 Street 1533 sq ft retail or ofďŹ ce Yenkana: Shop space 3000 sq ft TD Bank: upstairs ofďŹ ce space 1323 sq ft Call Rob for viewing, rates and details - 250-785-2829 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL



The second Public Hearing is required as a result of a change in the land use designation of some of the properties in the Friesen Subdivision (NW Âź Sec 17,Twp 78, Rge 15, W6M) from â&#x20AC;&#x153;LIâ&#x20AC;? (Light Industrial) to â&#x20AC;&#x153;HDRâ&#x20AC;? (Residential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High Density), in response to input received at the public hearing held April 29, 2013; The South Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2048, 2012 is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered by the plan, respecting the purposes of local government.

The purpose of these meetings is to hear from those persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the Official Community Plan. This notice is in general form only. A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be reviewed in detail, between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the Peace River Regional District office, located at 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC. Inquiries should be referred to the Development Services Department, by calling 784-3200 or 1-800-6707773, fax: 1-250-784-3201. A copy may also be viewed at our website @

â&#x20AC;˘ SALES â&#x20AC;˘ Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fast-growing player in the automotive retail industry and need a self-starter who can build and manage their own business and complement our team of sales all-stars. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the horsepower to take over this critical position, hit our high standards and grow fast with our company, send in or drop off your resume or apply online at Include a separate write-up describing your most signiďŹ cant team and individual accomplishment. We realize a compensation package needs to be very aggressive to continue to build our all-star team.

Tel: 250-782-9155 12109 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8th Street, Dawson Creek DL7406

Submissions will not be received by the Regional Board after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Fred Banham, CAO , PRRD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MEETING FOR PROPOSED OCP & ZONING AMENDMENT BY-LAW NO.s 2070 & 2071, 2013 Groundbirch Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing meeting is scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, at the McLeod Elementary School Hall, located at 265 Road, Groundbirch, BC. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from those persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the following proposal: Proposal: To rezone the property to Commercial in order to facilitate a convenience store and gas bar, restaurant, future campground and parking for trucks.



OCP Amendment By-law No. 2070, 2013, proposes to re-designate District Lot 1896 PRD from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agriculture-Ruralâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Commercialâ&#x20AC;? by amending the PRRD Rural Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1940, 2011; and Zoning Amendment By-law No. 2071, 2013, proposes to re-zone the same property from A-2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Large Agricultural Holdingsâ&#x20AC;? to C-2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highway Commercial Zoneâ&#x20AC;?, by amending the Dawson Creek Rural Area Zoning By-law No. 479,1986.

28.74 acres, 2784 sq. ft. house. Excellent water well, sub dividable, access to West By-pass.

Great for shop and heavy equipment.

10575 - 244 Road. Phone: 250-785-3884

This notice is in general form only. Relevant background documents may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the Peace River Regional District office located at 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, B.C. Any comments or concerns should be referred in writing to Development Services at the Peace River Regional District at Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8 or faxed to (250) 784-3201. Inquiries can also be made by telephone at (250) 784-3200 or 1-800-670-7773. Fred Banham, CAO

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Great Starter home! 3 Bed, 2 Full Baths, the master has a four piece ensuite. Open concept includes F/S, D/W, fresh paint, newer flooring and window coverings. A deck for your summer B-B-Q’s, shed, fenced yard! Quick possession. Call Heidi at Gary Reeder Realty Ltd. 250-261-3018 to view this property. 06/27 2007-27 ft Terry Holiday Trailer 1 slide full Queen Bed , like new Condition, very low usage Asking $ 16,000.00 Phone 250-8273896 06/27

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We are seeking an energetic, personable and self-motivated individual to work the front line and provide outstanding service to our customers in the installation and on-going support of our various products on drilling and service rigs in the Fort St. John, BC area. This requires the ability to work independently during irregular and sometimes long hours, strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively interact and work in a team environment. Experience with oilfield drilling and service rigs as well as instrumentation is an asset. We provide the training and on-going support required to be successful as well as all necessary tools and equipment including a field service vehicle. We offer a competitive base salary, discretionary performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefit program. If you are seeking a dynamic work environment with an industry leader, forward your application to with “Field Service Technician-Fort St. John” in the subject field. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website for more information about Pason at Pason promotes a safe and healthy work environment and applicants for this position will be subject to our alcohol and drug testing program.



Off set mortgage with Basement Suite Rental. Main floor 3 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Lower floor 2 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Shared laundry, $10,000 in recent repairs. Located at 6388 Daisy Ave, Fort St John. Call 1-250-493-1807. Owner will be in town first week of June to take offers. 06/12 NOVELTY

Bills Books & Bargains. We Buy your collectables, Adult Magazines, Books and coins. Open 12pm to 7pm Mon to Sat. Phone 250-7852660 TFN LOOKING FOR PRIVACY? Colored or Galvanized Chainlink Fencing with Slats 75 to 90 % Privacy. Low Maintenance Also Fence Repairs. Call Bill at 250794-1003 06/27

Lone Wolf Golf Club Requires - Beverage Cart - Golf Shop - Cooks - Prep Cooks - Grounds Crew

Top wages paid with added perks and benefits. Apply by email to Dave Callum

CONCESSION OPERATORS WANTED For Fort St John International Airshow July 27 & 28 2013 Application available on Air Show Web site or at Moose FM Reception Contact Bill at 250-329-9993 06/20

(250) 789-3711 Taylor, B.C.

FOR PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW 822, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE DISTRICT OFFICE COUNCIL CHAMBERS located at 9904 Dudley Drive, on MONDAY, June 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to Council’s intention to adopt a new Official Community Plan. Proposed Bylaw No. 822 is a new Official Community Plan for the entire area of the District of Hudson’s Hope. Once adopted, it will replace the current Official Community Plan, which is Bylaw No. 680, 2005. An Official Community Plan is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, respecting the purposes of the municipal Council.

Advertising Sales Consultant Make a difference join the Northeast News team; the number one community newspaper in Northeast BC. The Northeast News has an opening for the position of Advertising Sales Consultant. We are seeking a “team player” with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone skills, experience in creating written proposals and an ability and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment.

The above synopsis is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as the full text and content of the proposed Bylaw No. 822, 2013.

The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including on-line advertising and special products, work with existing customers and find ways to grow sales and income. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Above average communication skills, valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle are necessary.

A copy of this proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excepting statutory holidays at the municipal office of the District of Hudson’s Hope located at 9904 Dudley Drive, Hudson’s Hope, BC.

The benefits and opportunities of working for the leading newspaper in Northeast BC are why we attract and employ the best. If a rewarding challenge resonates with you, contact us today.

All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by this proposed Bylaw may:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of:

deliver or fax written briefs to the District of Hudson’s Hope prior to the Hearing; or

present verbal or written briefs at the Hearing.

Brenda Piper, Publisher / Sales Manager Northeast News, 9909 - 100th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y4

NOTICE is also given that the Council will not accept any written or verbal presentations subsequent to the close of the Public Hearing.

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HELP WANTED DANCE INSTRUCTOR The Northern Rockies Regional & Town of Fort Nelson is looking for a qualified, self-motivated Dance Instructor to teach in both our competitive and recreational programs in jazz, ballet Contemporary and Tap for the 2013/2014. This is a great contract opportunity for any Experienced Dance Instructor. The successful Candidate will teach up to 25 (1 hour) classes per week. Qualificatrions: Strong back ground in dance with preference given to those with a minimum of 3 years dance teaching (with exams or certifications); loves working With children ages 3-18 years, and possesses good organizational skills. Interested participants should also have samples of choreography/ dancing available upon request. Acceptance dependent on clear Criminal Record Check. Interested applicants can apply or require to: Danielle Morine, Recreation Program Manager Town of Fort Nelson/Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Bag Service 399, Fort Nelson BC V0C 1R0. 250-774-2541 ext 2082

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE DISTRICT OFFICE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on MONDAY, June 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to Council’s intention to adopt a new Zoning Bylaw. The proposed Zoning Bylaw encompasses all properties within the District of Hudson’s Hope as shown on the map.

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Career Opportunities Casual Teller (2 Positions) – Dawson Creek Branch Lake View Credit Union is currently looking for a candidate who is motivated to make a difference, whose values include integrity, trust, honesty and accountability. Our wages are competitive starting at $20.95 after probation. If you thrive in a team environment, take initiative, have a solid background in retail or financial services, support a positive member experience, and a positive professional environment we invite you to apply. Deposit Services Manager – Dawson Creek Branch Lake View Credit Union is currently looking for an applicant who demonstrates strong leadership ability including coaching, exceptional strength in communication and a positive professional work environment. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of previous supervisory and financial services experience and a post secondary degree in business or finance. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, enjoy business development, relationship building, strive for exceptional service excellence and have the ability to inspire others we encourage you to apply today. Controller – Dawson Creek Branch Lake View Credit Union is currently looking for a candidate who demonstrates strong leadership ability including coaching, exceptional strength in communication and a positive

The new zoning regulations are contained in proposed Zoning Bylaw 823, 2013. Council also gives notice of its intent to repeal the existing Zoning Bylaw No. 750, 2009. A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 p.m.

professional work environment. We are looking for a contender with a minimum of 3 years of previous supervisory and financial services experience and expertise in the finance profession including a professional accounting designation (CGA/CMA). The successful candidate will excel at preparing financial statements, financial reports, budget preparation and monitoring accounting policies. If you meet the requirements above, foster strong working relationships, have the ability to inspire others and promote exceptional member


service we would like to hear from you. Please visit our website at for more information about

Independent Land Information & Advocacy Office (Farmers’ Advocacy Office) Request for Service The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is seeking Request for Services (Invitation to Quote) to operate an Independent Land and Advocacy Office (Farmers’ Advocacy Office). The Farmers’ Advocacy Office provides direction on where to find information, disseminates current oil and gas related information contracts and resource locations, promotes understanding through education, provides basic client service where applicable, and leadership with regard to the listed services: 1. Providing an effective, independent “information hub” to existing regulatory, legislated and other services that are presently intended to address the concerns of rural land owners with oil and gas developments; 2. Working to ensure residents achieve a full understanding of the information and promoting proactive pre-planning to protect the interests of rural landowners; and 3. Gathering and disseminating land valuation information from surface lease agreements as necessary background knowledge for landowners to negotiate and learn what is genuinely accepted practise for comparison purposes. This contract position also involves strategic leadership in responding to critical issues involving rural landowners that may be agriculture or non-agriculture in scope. The position liaises with numerous agencies and brings a vital perspective to numerous cross-ministry initiatives in a sensitive political environment. The PRRD is looking for a 5-year commitment to deliver the Farmers’ Advocacy Office service established by the Memorandum of Understanding between the Peace River Regional District, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, and the Ministry of Agriculture. The contract will be awarded by the Peace River Regional District and managed by a four member Farmers’ Advocate Management Committee. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to operate the Farmers’ Advocacy Office please acquire a Request for Service package from or a hard copy of the package from the Peace River Regional District offices in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Proposals will be accepted up to 4:00 PM (local time), June 13, 2013.

Submit proposals (1 hard copy and 1 electronic copy) to the attention of Fred Banham, CAO: Peace River Regional District Box 810, 1981 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8

our opportunities or apply to Andrea Halishoff, Human Resources Manager at by Friday, June 7, 2013


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June 2013

Fort St. John â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 8: Fundraiser for Northern Lights Recovery Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by Price Smart on 100 Street for a barbecue to raise awareness and support for a new facility to treat those with addictions. â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 9: Big Brothers Big Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luau on the Lanesâ&#x20AC;? takes place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. @ Fort Bowling Lanes. To find out about becoming a Corporate Sponsor or to register your team of four, please call 250.787.9674 or email: â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 22: Beatton Community 4-H Fun Shoot. Non-competitive courses, concession. BBQ supper with registration, no arrow speed or weight restrictions and wagon rides. Pre-registration: $40, day of registration: $50, Peewee shoot: $5. Shoot starts at 11 a.m. Location: Home of the Taylor Family 13429 256 Rd, Montney. More info: 250-264-7422. â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 22: Museum Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 electronics or appliances.


Fort St. John â&#x20AC;˘ Ft. St. John Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;˘ 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 Deb Bartoc at 250-263-2034 or Gayle Wagner at 250785-3991 for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Butterfly Families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Families Supporting Familiesâ&#x20AC;? 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., 10417 106 Ave. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #335 9909-

â&#x20AC;˘ Jul. 21: North Peace Horticultural Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum one week prior to the event and on the day of the event. â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 23 - 25: North Peace Horticultural Society is holding their annual Flower Show at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Bring your entries Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open to public on Saturday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments available.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 19: Summer Solstice Carnival at Rotary Manor 1121 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;90th Ave from 3:00pm -7:00pm. Come join in the fun and play games and win prizes for a fundraiser for the residents of Rotary Manor. We will be having the carnival rain or shine so come support our seniors!


â&#x20AC;˘ Jun. 8: Rolla Cemetary Clean Up at 8 a.m. Please bring rakes, lawnmowers, whipper snippers or just yourself. All flowers will be removed on clean up day, if you wish to save yours it must be removed on or before Jun. 8. If you have family or friends buried there please be willing to help maintain our cemetry. The annual Meeting will be held at the cemetary.

100 Ave, Fort St. John. Please visit our website: To make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ 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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â&#x20AC;˘ The Visually Impaired Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, 1400 113 Ave. Each month we have a guest speaker and we share lunch. (cost by donation). Anyone who is visually impaired or who cares about someone with vision difficulties is welcome to attend. For further information please call Kathy 7827539 orMargaret 782-3221. â&#x20AC;˘ If you know how to visit with a friend, you already have the skills required to be a CASI Friendly Visitor volunteer! There are seniors in Dawson Creek right now who would like to have a friend come and visit them and perhaps take them to doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointments or shopping. Can you spare an hour or two a week to visit a senior? Call CASI (Community Action for Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Independence) today. 250-782-1138 ext. 228, email or visit the website at www. â&#x20AC;˘ Alcoholics Anonymous - meets Mon., Tues., Fri., & Sat., 8 p.m. at Peace River Health Unit. Wed. 8 p.m. Hospital Education Room. All meetings are open. â&#x20AC;˘ Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Health Unit, Dawson Creek.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Mile 0 Quilt Guild meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Studio 10 at KPAC. Come join us for sewing, fun and friendship. Contact Gloria at 250 786 5597. for more info.

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â&#x20AC;˘ The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574.

Pouce Coupe

â&#x20AC;˘ Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17.


â&#x20AC;˘ Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. 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, phone 788-9658 or 788-1100

Tumbler Ridge

â&#x20AC;˘ Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Thursday. 8 p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). 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. Phone 242-4018. â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Floor curling, carpet bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee. â&#x20AC;˘ Tumbler Ridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-employed women will receive six months of free personal business monitoring beginning this October at no charge. If you are a self-employed woman in their first three years of operation, or partially operate a business, contact Sara Cooper at the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Enterprise Centre at 1-800643-7014 ext. 104 or Mila Lansdowne by e-mail at or (250) 242-3389. Registration is required.


â&#x20AC;˘ Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA) meetings every second Tuesday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7 p.m. For information call Bob at 250-789-9152 or 250-787-5802.

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Greg Tone from Vanderhoof crosses the finish line after completing the Long Course where he placed first in his age group. The Triathlon took place on Jun. 2, and featured a duathlon and a junior age group.

On Apr. 25, 20-year-old Eddie Lafleur, a Fort St. John resident endured a serious accident. During a long-awaited dirt biking holiday in Oregon, Lafleur took a jump and lost control of his bike. He landed on his feet and broke his right femur in three places and shattered his T12 vertebrae. He was rushed to the hospital in Portland, OR and underwent two major surgeries before being transported back to Canada. Lafleur is currently at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. His family is unsure of what type of funding they will receive, so they are asking the community to

support a Benefit Dance at the Fort St. John Legion on Jun. 22. The funds will go towards putting ramps in his mother’s house where Lafleur will be residing when he comes back to Fort St. John on Jul. 17.

Velma Lafleur, Eddie’s mom, is seeking donations to add to the silent auction for the Benefit Dance. Velma can be reached at 250-787-5200 or 250-262-9066, the alternate contact is Doreen at 250-7892294.

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Trevor Cavill (pictured above), The Montney Coulees and Henry See kicked off the first Spotlight Performance at On The Rocks on May 30. Spotlight features three local artists who attend Open Mic Night to perform their own set on every last Thursday of the month.

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Crescent Park Elementary School celebrated the new playground they had installed last year with a BBQ that thanked local sponsors and parents for their fundraising efforts. It took the parent advisory council three years to make enough money to buy the new equipment which includes a NEOS Wall, which has nine different games for students to test their reflexes on. Sponsors include: Oakridge Environmental, Lakeview Credit Union, Apache, Murphy Oil, Encana, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and the South Peace Oilmens. Rockwater sponsored the BBQ. Students sold cookie dough and chocolates to help raise funds and the Province of B.C. granted the school $50,000.

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Students make use of their new playground after hours.

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6 Annual June 8th & 9th North Peace Light Horse Rodeo Grounds (on the east bypass road)

All proceeds from this fun weekend event are donated to projects that benefit our community and the world.


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North Peace Cultural Centre Online: Phone: 250-785-1992

The Neos Wall has nine different games for players of all ages, using sight and sound.

Spirit of the Peace

Adults .........................................$15 Kids 12 +under ...................... FREE Parking ........................... $5.00/day HALF TIME SHOWS BEER GARDENS FOOD CONSESSIONS KIDS FUNLAND

Half Time Shows

Allister Stone (Saturday) (Saturday)

Twin Peaks (Sunday) Register Your Toy Today y @ The Driving Force, IdealOS or Pro Stock Class Super Stock Class Side By Sides

ATV’s Quads Sleds

8th Annual Powwow, 1st CompeƟƟon Powwow District Ice Center Taylor, B.C., June 14, 15 & 16 Grand Entry Times Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm Arts & CraŌs/Food Vendors Contact: Marlene 250-262-9129 or Connie 250-793-1468 Interested in providing services for the Elders Tent Contact: Connie 250-793-1468 Interested Volunteers Contact: Marlene 250-261-9129

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