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FORT ST. JOHN – Grade 4s got to put down the text book and head outside to the Doig River First Nations’ reserve on May 31. “It’s a wonderful way to learn about First Nations people and their traditional way of life,” said Charlie Lake Grade 4 teacher Matt Haddrell. “It’s far more entertaining to teach this way than out of a text book, and it’s a great time to come out as a classroom to be a community.” School District 60 and the Doig First Nation Reserve have partnered together to bring Doig Days to Grade 4s for the past 20 or so years. “It’s actually part of the Grade 4 curriculum, the Athabaskin unit,” said Melanie Jansen, Aboriginal student support worker at Upper Pine School. “Doig has offered to do this and bring all the Grade 4 students in the School District 60 to have the Kyla Corpuz photos experience of their way of life.” The day consisted of an array Top: Grade 4 students admire a taxidermied wolf at the annual Doig Days on May 31. Bottom: Evany and Tess from of events that each student got Bert Ambrose get their hands dirty at the archeological digging station. to partake in. They saw what it takes to complete the hide taninto what you’re doing and really ning process, which results in mate- focusing on the lesson and the currials that can be used for moccasins. riculum,” said Haddrell. “You come Some got their hands dirty in the out here and really just being able to archeological digging while others handle and touch things is far more learned about different traditional engaging. So their little brains were plants used for healing. far more active and far more engaged The elementary students also took than just reading it in a book.” to cooking and eating bannock and Students and teachers were not the learned about the trapping process of only ones to learn about First Naanimals. tions’ traditions first hand, Ministry Though some of the practices they of Forests, Lands and Natural Regot to experience were very tradi- source also attended. tional, many of them are still used “There is so much to be learned today. out here and just to see them practic“You want them to really under- ing their culture,” said Cynthia Lu, stand that we still practice our tradi- Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natution and what we do over the years, ral Resource First Nations advisor. that’s why it’s all displayed here,” “We deal with a lot of ‘high level’ said Doig River First Nations’ Chief stuff, but to just remember that it all Norman Davis. comes back to this: moose hide flesh“It’s far more engaging to learn it ing, drums and getting to understand this way, than reading out of a text the culture really helps us apprecibook, first of all they find it very bor- ate better when we’re working in the ing and have a hard way of buying work environment.”
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the second highest expense for families behind mortgage or rent. She says that although Canada ranks fourth in a list of wealthiest countries, it ranks last of 14 developed countries on how it spends its GDP investing in children. “It’s all over Canada, Dawson Creek too, there’s a childcare crisis and there are not enough spaces...If you can find unlicensed care, sometimes it’s not the best, they may have to take on more children, they might not have the education behind it, and so some parents may say, ‘I don’t want to take my children there, I can’t even afford to pay those fees that they are charging,’ so they may wish to stay at home with their children and are not able to go into the workforce,” Charbonneau said. The childcare crisis doesn’t start and end with children themselves, but extends to childcare workers also. “What happens is that you have people going to school to become Early Childhood Educators, they’re very gun-ho, they want to provide that for the community, just it doesn’t make sense financially to stay with that, unless you’re in a centre that pays really good wages, and those are few and far between and especially in the north. You’ll find that people will leave early care to go off and work in oil and gas or things that are going to financially give them more stability in their lives and it’s sad because you have educated people doing odd jobs and it makes sense to them and their families,” Stuckless said. Stuckless and Charbonneau argue that the crisis is reflecting in young students as they enter school. They say that there are reports of kindergarteners not being ready for school because their parents couldn’t find regulated programs and had to resort to an unregulated child care program where children often don’t get the enrichment they need to have the skills to enter school; social and verbal skills for example. “It’s a set of stairs, everything sort of builds on everything into the school, and we put a lot of the emphasis on the education and a lot of emphasis on the schooling but if you don’t have the roots, you can’t get the tree and that’s where we’re trying to start and support that bottom,” Stuckless said. The plan draws on studies and examples of national and international models. With the proposed plan childcare would cost $10 for full-time care and $7 for part-time care per day, it would be free for families with income less then $40,000/year. Wages for early childhood educators would increase to an average of $25/per hour with benefits; childcare facilities would be given a grant or subsidy to offset the costs. As apart of the plan, the coalition would like to see childcare moved from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to the Ministry of Education, as it is done in P.E.I., N.B. Ont., Sask. and two territories. The move to the Ministry of Education would mean $296 million taken out of the Ministry of Chil-
dren and Family Development’s budget and moved to education, coalition members feel childcare would be more successful, more streamlined, and would be granted more funding under that ministry. Under the plan, school districts would be responsible for ensuring that there are enough childcare spaces in their catchment area for those who want to use their services. Existing childcare centers and new ones built with capital funding would be apart of a network called the Early Years Centre Network. The coalition recognizes that once implemented, not all of their visions would be met immediately, as more centers need to be built and more early childhood educators need to be trained in order to meet the need of parents today. The coalition expects the plan to take years to be fully implemented and when it is, an annual budget of $1.5 billion is requested, to be funded by the provincial and federal governments. Though the request for funding is a lot, the coalition argues that with more childcare around 17,000 more parents can go back to work and approximately $500 million more in taxes will be collected. “What this plan is trying to do is support families as well as support people who want to take this on as a career path and it gives them a living wage or a wage that is respectable to the job that they’re doing and also gives families security that the care they are getting at that point is quality care and that’s what we want,” Stuckless said. The CCCABC formed in the late 80s, then called the Daycare Action Coalition, by volunteers who were concerned and were experiencing difficulty accessing childcare. Since their formation the coalition has worked to raise the public profile of the cause with protests, petitions, letter and diaper campaigns, some childcare providers have even considered a day of action by walking off the job. Despite their efforts, members feel the situation has gotten worse. “I was shocked at that time, I had no idea- I was 21 years old- that there was a waiting list and how much child care cost. Now I work in the field and I’m an advocate and I still find that everyday people have no idea that there are massive problems with child care, long waiting lists, and fees so high that you have to be wealthy or lucky to afford them, and not high enough quality. People who work in the field paid below poverty wages, so the crisis actually has actually gone from bad to scary in that length of time,” said Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the coalition, and member since 1987. Gregson travels around the province promoting the plan, she says that it’s evident that the childcare crisis is not just a Metro Vancouver problem but one that is relevant throughout the province. She says the support and feedback for the plan has been overwhelmingly positive and that people, of their own initiative, are taking the plan to their local representatives to Continued on Page 3. endorse.
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Start of construction season means road improvements in the S.P. By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- As residents welcome the summer months they’ll also welcome the beginning of construction season which will include improvements made to local roads with a $8.64 million investment for improving side roads in the South Peace. The investment is a part of the $54 million in highway improvements in the South Peace the province announced earlier this year. “These projects are part of our major investment in highways and roads in the South Peace this year. Improvements like paving and dust suppression treatments will make these roads safer and more reliable for families, tourists and industrial traffic throughout the region,” said MLA for Peace River South and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Blair Lekstrom, in the press release.
Childcare crisis Continued from Page 2. There have been a few concerns from the public however, such as if the Ministry of Education can be trusted to take on the role in the plan as not all British Columbians agree with their actions and people not wanting to have to pay more taxes by investing in the system. Gregson points to the Quebec system of child care, where parents pay $7 a day and after 12 years of following the system it has paid for itself because more people can go to work, more taxes are collected, and the
Peter Bros. Construction was awarded $7.7 million of the $8.64 million to pave and seal-coat approximately 25 km of side roads including paving 8 km of the Old Hart Highway and sealcoating approximately 13 km of the Old Edmonton Highway, 1.6 km of Adams Road, 2.5 km of Bear Mountain Road and 1 km of the Prince Subdivision. Work is expected to start in midJune and finish by the end of September. The remaining $940,000 was awarded to Yellowhead Road & Bridge in Fort St. John to suppress dust on approximately 168.9 km of road in the South Peace. Approximately 30 roads are on the list to get the dust suppression treatment including One Island Lake Road, North Rolla Road, Moberly Lake Road, Livingston Road, Riverside Road and Ralph Road. The $940,000 is in addition to the approximately $600,000 in annual funding allotted to dust control supplied by Caribou Road Services, the ministry’s maintenance contractor.
tax revenue goes back towards paying for the plan. “Even if you don’t have kids, doesn’t mean that you don’t care about this issue...it doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or a grandparent or a business, everybody is impacted in some way by the childcare crisis, and so many people recognized that as Canadians we should be able to do that,” Gregson said. Though Coun. Cheryl Shuman moved a motion that the City support the plan, Coun. Duncan Malkinson’s motion to refer it to the next meeting was carried. “The B.C. government is out and about saying that they want to support families,
and to me supporting families is not just about job creation…this is truly supporting families,” Shuman said. Gregson says it’s the right of families and children to access childcare services, and the plan is just extending the entitlement of care to early childhood. “Childcare should not just be for people who are wealthy or lucky, we would never say that access to education for an eight year old going into grade five is dependant on how much their dad makes, but if you’re three years old, it does matter how much your dad makes, if you get to get to go to quality child care,” she said.
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Team pink was one of many teams who were at Dr. Kearney School on Jun. 2 as part of Fort St. John’s Relay for Life. Relay for life celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have died. According to the Canadian Cancer Society website, Fort St. John’s Relay for Life has raised over $76,000 with funds going towards cancer research.
What Bill C-38 means to northerners By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – While the federal government is anxiously looking to move forward with the omnibus Bill C-38, thousands are standing their ground in hopes to black it out. Bill C-38 contains a number of amendments that will impact all Canadians, but the key aspect that would affect Northeastern B.C. the most are the environmental and resource development changes. “For us it’s a comprehensive piece of legislation that really gets a whole bunch done at once, just for expediency,” said Member of Parliament for Prince Geroge and Peace River Bob Zimmer. “And we know there’s a lot in there, but for us it’s something that we need to do, we need to get the country on track as soon as possible and that’s why we are doing it so quickly.” But the rush to get it passed isn’t being favoured by all. “Basically putting this through would eradicate over 40 years of progress in developing environmental laws,” said Peace Valley Environmental Association coordinator Andrea Morison. “So in terms of our area, well in regards to the Site C dam, they are talking about streamlining the environmental assessment act, shortening the timeline, that will be an effect for us.” And it’s not just the bill that’s looking to be advanced, but also Medical Infrared Thermography is coming to environmental reviews. Fort St. John, June 11 & 12 “We want to see the time lines to do Breast Thermal Images for environmental reviews to be Thermographers expedited, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be any less stringent, it’s just going to be done in a timely manner,” said Zimmer. But tighter deadlines for enVisit www.thermographynorthernbc.com vironmental assessments could or call 250-596-9119 to schedule an appointment result in sacrificing thorough research according to Morison. “Most of the people who are participating in regards to Site C are participating on their own time, we have some subject matter experts and their lawyers that have formal participation, but any members of our group or the public are going to have potentially less time to pull their thoughts together, conduct their research and prepare their letters and presentations,” said Morison. “It takes considerable amount of time to find your subject matter experts and coordination with groups and prepare responses in writing. Phone (250) 785-7907 “These responses are hundred Toll Free 1-888-830-9909 of pages, so it takes weeks and 9604-112 Street, Fort St. John, BC weeks and months, and another
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The price of being healthy Opinion - Editorial By Kyla Corpuz - Reporter at Northeast News At the tender age of 15 I got my first job at Safeway, as a cashier behind a till I could barely see over. Along with being able to buy my own clothes, go to movies without asking for allowance (because that word didn’t exist in my house hold) I was also given the privilege of doing my own grocery shopping—and I’ve been walking up and down isles on my accord, with my own grocery list, ever since. I’m not sure why my mom let me handle this responsibility. I guess she got tired of buying food that sat in the fridge until it got stale. But seeing as I was still living at home my mom would peak in my grocery bags and make sure I didn’t buy only junk food, that there was at least some sort of food that hadn’t been processed. Needless to say, I hid the six-pack of Dunk-a-roos and Pop Rocks in my school bag. Since moving out on my own, though, I had to learn how to responsibly grocery shop. However, when I first moved out, my goal was to buy as much as possible with as little as possible. That meant: MICHAELENA’S FROZEN DINNER, in every choice possible, linguini, spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagna etc., juice boxes, white bread for $1.39, and all the ‘On Sale’ KD on the shelf. If you’ve ever lived on your own while going to school full time, I think you get my drift. As you can tell, nutrition was not my priority. Thank God, I got my mom’s high metabolism genes and not my dad’s pot belly. However, even though I was eating like a pig, quite literally, and didn’t gain much weight—I will fully attest that I was not getting the full nutrients that I should have. Which explained in part, my anemia (lack of iron), my constant fatigue, and very weak nails. No, it’s not just a girly thing, like ‘Oh no, my nail broke!” it was more like, “Oh no! The lack of calcium in my diet means my nails can’t handle picking up an Encyclopedia without it tearing!” I couldn’t be health conscious when it cost more to buy from the produce section than it did the canned food isle. Sadly, health didn’t fit into my bank account. I rarely thought about organics, brown bread, vegetables or chicken breasts/fish. And I’m not alone on this. Processed food with more calories has been proven to cost more than fruits and vegetables, according to a recent study by The University of Washington.
“Although people don’t knowingly shop for calories per se, the data show that it’s easier for low-income people to sustain themselves on junk food rather than fruits and vegetables, says the study’s lead author Adam Drewnowski, director of the center for public health nutrition at the University of Washington,” reads an excerpt from a New York Times article: A High Price For Healthy Food. It wasn’t until I moved to Fort St. John that I became more aware of the food I was ingesting, how it reflected on my every day lifestyle and even work. I quickly learned that if I wanted to give my best in everything that I do, I had to take care of my health.
Though I don’t have much of a bigger budget than I once did, I learned how to ‘responsibly’ grocery shop. Though it’s cheaper to buy a bag of chips than a bag of almonds, it’s also cheaper to cook a large serving of something healthy and eat or freeze it over time than to grab fast food every day or opt out for a frozen dinner. It’s smarter monetary wise and health wise. It’s about knowing what to buy, for example: sure you can snag a frozen pizza for $10, or you can buys fillets of salmon, greens and peppers and prep it on your own, for the same price. So, while it seems like eating healthy is a luxury, it’s one we are all able to afford if we plan right and make it a priority.
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June 7, 2012
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By Pat Pimm, Peace River North MLA Saturday May 26, 2012 was a great day for the Community of Hudson’s Hope as they had the Grand Opening of their brand new water treatment facility. Water is something that we all take for granted. We expect to have good water free from bacteria and any other harmful contaminants, but that is not always the case. Hudson’s Hope gets their water directly from the Peace River and it has had a very antiquated treatment facility for many years. The Community has had boil water alerts in the past and far too often they have had to be very concerned about their water situation. In February of 2005 the Provincial Government established a Community Water Improvement Program and Hudson’s Hope
was successful in securing a two thirds funding grant from the Province for the $ 1,460,000 project. For many different reasons the project didn’t get moved forward until June of 2011, when proposal calls went out for the engineering and construction of the treatment Plant. The Engineering tender was won by L&M Engineering from Prince George, the supply and installation of the treatment plant went to B1 Pure Water of Surrey BC, the construction of the new building to house the treatment plant was won by Northern Legendary Construction of Ft St John and the contract for the water connections to the new plant was awarded to GTXcavating from Ft St John. BK Woods of Prince George completed some modifications to the high lift pump station to ensure the supply flows matched
the treatment plant capabilities and IDL Projects of Prince George completed repairs to the infiltration gallery to ensure the reliable water source. The new treatment plant has a dual filtration ( both course and fine filtration) and dual barrier for disinfection ( sodium hypochlorite and UV disinfection). Hudson’s Hope has moved from some of the lowest quality potable water within the region to now having some of the best. I want to congratulate the Mayor and Council of Hudson’s Hope and their fantastic staff for bringing this project together and completion on the budget that was established seven years ago. I am sure that the community will be very proud of their new system for many years to come. CONGRATULATIONS HUDSON’S HOPE!
Search & Rescue and Police advise back country users to plan By Cpl. Jodie Shelkie, Fort St. John RCMP Misuse of Satellite GPS Messengers have been the cause of three call-outs for North Peace Search and Rescue in the last four months. More and more people are using “personal trackers” or one way transmitters when working or recreating in the back country. These devices allow location-based communication to friends, family and emergency services. But these trackers only allow one-way messaging. Unfortunately, some back country users don’t know the purpose of the device or are not using it correctly. “These are great devices for people recreating in the back country and they will definitely save lives. But people need to use them properly.” said Brian Lamond, a Search Manager of North Peace Search and Rescue. The common brand name of these person trackers is “SPOT”. On each of these devices there are three buttons with three very different purposes. One button is “911” and is meant to be used in the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency. When pressed, the tracker will notify emergency services of your GPS location and that you need assistance. Then depending
on the GPS location, the RCMP and local Search and Rescue group will be notified and called into action. Another button is “Check-in/OK”. This feature allows you to let your friends and family know that all is OK with a pre-programmed message, sent via email or SMS, along with your GPS location. The third button, “HELP” is the one that frequently isn’t being used correctly. This function is supposed to be used in the event of a NON-LIFE THREATENING event. You use this button to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Examples would be if your ATV or snowmobile broke down or ran out of gas. Before anyone leaves to the back country, whether for work or recreational purposes, they should have a back-up plan. This plan would be activated when the “HELP” signal is received by friends, family or work associates. For example, before heading out on your snowmobile, tell your family that if they receive the “HELP” message, then a family friend (who knows they are part of your back-up plan) is to be contacted and given your GPS coordinates. This friend can take extra gas, tools or whatever may be needed on their own snowmobile to meet the person who
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activated their personal tracker. Unfortunately people are heading out without a back-up plan. They get into trouble and press the “HELP” button. Family and friends are receiving this “HELP” message but don’t know what to do about it. Understandably they are concerned and call the RCMP or Search and Rescue. “An incredible amount of resources and manpower go into a back country rescue.” states Cpl. Jodi Shelkie of the Fort St. John RCMP. “Police Officers are deployed and the many volunteers of Search and Rescue are called out. They spend a lot of time and energy to get to the person who activated their personal tracker only to find that they have ran out of gas or need a tool to fix a minor engine problem. It puts the lives of the SAR members at risk and takes police officers away from other calls for service.” Currently personal tracking devices only send messages one way, until they are able to send AND receive they must be used properly. Technology is definitely helping to make back country adventures more safe but having a back-up plan before heading out is as important as taking the device itself.
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June 7, 2012
Everyone looks forward to summer. It is a time when we can get outside, travel to new places and discover new things. However, travel and vacations can be very costly. Here are a few tips to help make the most out of your summer without breaking the bank. Stay with family or friends when you are on the road. It will save you the cost By Michele Mobley ~ Literacy Outreach Coordinator
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to your provider about roaming plans. Save your coins throughout the year, and you will be amazed at how much you can save for your next getaway! Michele Mobley is a Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Dawson Creek. She can be reached at literacy.dc@ gmail.com or join their Facebook group “Dawson Creek Literacy Now”.
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Riding dirty By Kyla Corpuz
The Sunrise Rotaryâ€™s Fifth Annual Mud Bogg event saw ATVs, trucks on big wheels and even a ski-doo. The bleachers were filled with families and tires were covered in mud. There were about 50 to 60 competitors and some who didnâ€™t compete but treked through the mud for fun. The event was held at the rodeo grounds at the North Peace Light Horse Association on Jun. 2 and Jun. 3.
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D.C. encourages to bee aware By Jill Earl
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Beekeeper Kerry Clark receives a proclamation from Mayor Mike Bernier proclaiming May 29 as Day of the Honey Bee is Dawson Creek.
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DAWSON CREEK- In approximately 20,000 different types of bees there are seven known species of honey bee, the honey bee’s contribution to the agricultural industry is so wide spread that cities- including Dawson Creek- and provinces across Canada recognize May 29 as Day of the Honey Bee. Honey bees are best-known for producing honey, but the wax that they secrete from their bodies to produce honey comb can be blended with other products to make a variety of skin care products like lip balms and hand creams. According to Kerry Clark, who is a member of the B.C. Honey Producers Association and has been studying and working with honey bees for nearly 40 years, honey has a lot of medicinal qualities as well. “That’s kind of been known for hundreds of years but kind of got set aside when we started using antibiotics, but those properties are still there and they’re still very valuable, now that people for the last 20 years have started to study it on a scientific basis and found that they are real and measurable and very valuable,” Clark said. Most of the agricultural crops in the Peace Region are wind pollinated, but there are many other crops around North America that rely on honey bees. “One of the most valuable things that they do is pollinate blossoms...We call them honey bees and appreciate the honey part of it but really the value of the pollination that they do is ten fold or more the value of the honey that they
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Former Road Hammer Clayton Bellamy to rock The Lido By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – This is his third album as a solo artist, but his first record on a major label; and Clayton Bellamy is ready to show it off to Fort St. John. “As a solo artist I just happen to like really loud guitars,” said Bellamy over the phone, while driving through Kentucky. It’s mid day on May 30 and Bellamy is heading north from Nashville to his hometown Bonnyville, Alta. for a family vacation. He may be better known for his role in the Juno-winning band The Road Hammers, but he’s making a name for himself as a solo artist. He’s currently a member of MDM Recordings Inc. and his latest album Everyone’s A Dreamer, released last March, hit top 10-downloaded indie single on DMDS (Digital Media Distribution System). Throughout his musical journey, Bellamy said he’s stayed true to his music. “For me, people who are fans of The Road Hammers, will definitely hear what I bring to the Hammers when they listen to this record,” said Bellamy. “I really explore my influences in singer songwriters, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, I dove into those influences on this record.” It was a strong shift for Bellamy moving on by himself after being with The Road Hammers for five years. “It was a little nerve racking you get used to being out with the band and kind of have your buddies to back you up and suddenly you’re going out solo and you have to do all the questions, the driving, it’s different,” he said. “The first time I kind of have a bit of the jitters.” His musical success may have a lot to do with his surround-
ings that is Nashville, TN, the city known to be the country music capital; where aspiring artists flock to get their start. Think, T a y l o r Swift. “You really have to be here to win, and I’ve heard that so many times throughout the years,” said Bellamy. “When I moved here I ClaytonBellamyBand.com photo realized that is absolutely true, it is the centre of the universe for country music, and all of the greatest producers, writers are here, and you can’t help but get better by being here because you’re surrounded by it all the time.” Bellamy moved his family to Nashville in 2007 when The Road Hammers got signed and made it his home ever since. Now, he’s back in the North, visiting the town where he grew up and recalls his connection to Fort St. John. “I played in Fort St. John with the band [and] I also raced motocross in Fort St. John and had a lot of fun.” Bellamy used to be an avid motocross racer, once ranking fourth in Canada. While he’s left the dare devil behind, he said he still takes up dirt biking and street biking.
Bellamy said not only does he love the people in the Energetic City, but the scenery it has to offer, too. “I’m really looking forward to bringing my brand of country rock to all the people in town.” Bellamy plays at the Lido on Jun. 7. Tickets are $25 in advanced and $30 at the door.
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Long, rough road to raise funds for Room to Read charity By Jill Earl
also set up a blog to share some of Pete’s photos and their stories along the way. Two months before the start of their trip the pair noticed that their blog was attracting attention from family and friends and decided to try to raise money while cycling, hoping to receive one dollar for every kilometre cycled. They chose Room to Read as the receiving charity. “It seemed like a fantastic charity, really well run and managed, they had been operating for about ten years and they’ve really had a huge impact in the developing world.” Pete said. 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Pete says that their trip was not a marathon, and they took their time visiting, wanting to experience everything they were traveling through. He says that they started cycling slower at the beginning, and after several weeks were traveling 100 km a day. “This is something that anybody can do, it sounds like a huge deal, but you just start off slow, you start off doing 20km for the first few days and then you bump it up to 30 and 40 and 50 and before you know it you’re doing under 60 a day and you’re up and fit for the next day,” he said. For his next trips Pete is planning on cycling across Canada and completing the journey between India and Hong Kong. He hopes to fundraise for Room to Read through those trips as well. “You get a unique cultural perspective of every single community and cultural that you’re traveling through. It’s (Bicycling) just a great way to get out there and see the world. When ever you’re in a car or a bus you’re kind of cocooned from what’s going on, so it’s a great way to travel,” Pete said.
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Community garden plants interest in new and seasoned gardeners By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- Gardeners have been taking to the soil ever since the season has welcomed warmer weather and the threat of snow has decreased. Though agriculture is a major industry for the community, many residents don’t have the opportunity to garden on their own properties and turn to the Dawson Creek Community Gar-
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Local steer wrestler riding high on recent rodeo successes By Jill Earl
POUCE COUPE- Local cowboy and steer wrestler Clayton Moore has saddled up for another season, hitting the rodeo circuits hard trying to compete in an ambitious 70 rodeos. 70 is the maximum number of rodeos a cowboy can compete in annually that can be counted towards the national standings in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The top 15 PRCA ranked participants in each event are invited to the national finals in Las Vegas in December; and that’s exactly where Moore has set his sights. “Well I’m trying to make the national finals in Vegas in December and in order to get that done, 70 rodeos is your limit and you pretty much got to go to all 70 of them. You usually got to win between $60,000-$65,000,” Moore said, adding that he’s sitting at 24 in the world standing with about $15,000 won this year. Usually Moore competes in 40-50 rodeos a year, but decided to put all his focus and energy in trying to win a world title. “It’s always been a dream of mine to make it there, and I’ve never put in 100 per cent of the effort to try and get it done,” he said. Moore, 30, who grew up in a rodeo-ing family and has competed in rodeo events since his teens, says that he will only compete in rodeos for another five or six years. He says that he feels more mentally prepared to go after a title.
Community Garden Continued from Page 20. “There’s never enough raspberries,” Frederick laughed. Visitors are also discouraged from picking fruits and vegetables from individual’s plots, though it happens occasionally every year, there have only been a few instances where the amount taken was more then acceptable. “Everybody’s doing their own garden and putting their own work into it, so we’re trying to promote the idea that individuals have put their own labour and effort into these, and if you want fresh produce then by all means become a member, that’s great, but don’t help yourself,” Frederick said. There are few rules at the community garden, those that are stated are just for common courtesy: only environmentally friendly products can be used in the garden, help maintain common areas where possible, remove weeds around your plot (as they can spread to other plots), use the compost bins and don’t put weeds in them, don’t abandon your plot, keep pets on a leash, and clean and put away tools after use. Frederick says that $50 worth of seeds in the spring is enough to put food on her table for the entire winter. The climate in
“It’s kind of a new found confidence, for the last four or five years that I’ve been making the (Canadian) finals I’ve just got in my comfort zone, not that I really didn’t want to go down there, it’s just that I felt a little bit out of my realm, and so I didn’t do it as much as I probably should have and I just figured that I better start getting after it,” Moore said. Moore has decided to enter in all of the biggest rodeos as his schedule can make work trying to compete for the biggest prize purses, as more money won amounts to more points towards the standings in the PRCA. He admits that being on the road constantly can be exhausting and has brought along three other competitors to help take over some of the driving and other responsibilities. “We just do our best to stay mentally focused and over come all of that, but it does get to you when you’re driving all night long just to barely make it there before you run an 8 o’clock slot the next morning, it does get tough...It’s a toll on my body and wearing out trucks and trailers and horses and I mean it’s hard on everything and just trying to figure out how to get entered everywhere and get set up the way that we want to so that we can make all those rodeos work is also quite a juggling act,” Moore said. Though Moore reports being quite successful at the rodeos he’s attended thus far, choosing not to compete in very many winter rodeos means that he will have a very busy summer seathe Peace Region is suited for root vegetables, leaf vegetables, beans, peas, peppers and strawberries, but apart of the fun for Frederick is experimenting with vegetables you don’t normally find in the grocery store like purple carrots or gold beets. “For me there is no substitute…You can’t beat fresh out of the garden vegetables,” Frederick said. She says that the gardeners learn from each other, trading tips and advice through friendly conversation and it’s a great source of exercise. “It’s a good social activity really, and I’ve read articles that say it’s good exercise, because you can get pretty exhausted… For me the biggest thing that I get out of it is organic food, really, all natural food, and it tastes way better then most things,” she said. There are still plots available to be rented in Dawson Creek, and those wishing to rent a plot in the Fort St. John Community Garden, located behind the medical clinic and the Church of Resurrection can contact Michelle at restorativejustice@ telust.net for inquiries.
son and not very many days to relax. During the week of Canada day, which is referred to as ‘cowboy Christmas’ by those in the rodeo community, Moore will attempt to compete in nine rodeos in five days.
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hank you to the Grade 4 to 7 students at Devereaux Elementary in Arras and Hudson’s Hope Elementary in Hudson’s Hope, BC for participating in our Energy in Action events on May 29th and 30th. The days began with activities and games in the classroom, where students learned about the development of Canada’s oil and natural gas resources and the importance of energy conservation. Then they teamed up with local petroleum industry volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs around an outdoor seating area. The students also discovered how to identify local birds and improve their habitat by building bird boxes and putting them up around their new outdoor learning spaces.
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On behalf of CAPP and its member companies, the Energy in Action team would like to thank the students and staff at the Devereaux and Hudson’s Hope schools for welcoming us into their classroom and working with us to discover that everyone has a role to play in caring for their natural environment. Energy in Action is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. For more information, visit www.capp.ca/eia.
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The Walter Wright Pioneer Village in Dawson Creek celebrated its opening day on June 2. All buildings were open to be explored and the Landry Women’s Institute sold plants, hosted a rummage sale, and served lunch at the Mile One Café as a fundraiser for the South Peace Historical Society. Attendees also were given carriage rides and a parade of old agricultural equipment commenced at noon.
June 7, 2012
Small turnout to address a potentially big change
By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST JOHN – It was a small attendance for an open house that offered ideas that could trigger change for every motorist in British Columbia. Insurance conglomerate, ICBC, hosted the fifth consultation in B.C., which addresses a shift towards “fairer” premiums for basic auto insurance. “We’re looking at making a change,” said Doug Henderson ICBC communications personnel. “If customers came out and said they didn’t want to have a change, we’d have to listen to that obviously.” But that result seems unlikely as Henderson added: “We’ve been hearing for years from customers that they would like us to make the Kyla Corpuz photo system fair and make it so low risk A few local residents are guided through the ICBC open house with ICBC spokescustomers pay less than they do and people explaining the discussion guide. The open house was at the Quality Inn higher risk drivers pay more.” on May 30. It means a low-risk driver, with a “That’s what the goal of this is and we’re looking for input that clean record, could save up to $200 on their premium and a high-risk driver, an individual who has we get from customers and that’s going to help us make some key about three to five crashes under their belt, could see premiums decisions,” said Henderson. “Once we have the feedback on customers we’ll have to take a up to $1,200. Fort St. John resident Nigel Watchel was one of the few who look at that and come up with a system based on policies and deattended to learn about what ICBC had to offer, as he would like cisions and go through BCUC,” he added. “Once we’ve completed that process we would need to start looking at implementing.” to see his premiums as “low as possible.” If changes are to occur it will likely be in effect in 2014 to He agreed with the structure of high-risk drivers subsidizing for the cost of low-risk drivers. “Yeah, it seems to be the way to 2015. Henderson said residents that were not able to attend the open go for sure,” he said. house could still provide their comments online www.publicenFeedback is one of ICBC’s priorities for making potential gagement.icbc.com until Jun. 22. changes
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Jean Duncan celebrated her 95th birthday with friends at her apartment on Apr. 16. Trish Whiteside hosted an open house tea with homemade goodies and birthday cake. Jean moved to Fort St. John in 1943 and was very active in the working community until her retirement at age 65. Jean volunteered countless hours at the Alliance Church and museum over the years and is loved an respected by many.
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395 head ofD3 cattle went through the ring of Dawson Creek Action on July 8, 2010 - D4 Cows 65.00-72.00 SALES EVERY THURSDAY! Holstein Cows N/A D1 - D2 Cows 53.00-56.00 Heiferettes 80.00-95.00 D3 - D4 Cows 48.00-53.00 Bologna Bulls 85.00-100.00 Holstein Cows 50.00-53.00 Feeder Bulls 80.00-110.00 Heiferettes 55.00-65.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Bologna Bulls 62.00-72.50 Good Bred Heifers N/A Feeder Bulls 65.00-70.00 Milk Cows N/A Good Bred Cows None Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) 1400.00-1600.00 Good Bred Heifers None Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A
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Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: 112.00-122.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 127.00-139.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 135.00-144.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good 150.00-160.00 Heifers Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 600 800 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 92.00-100.00 Heifers Good 155.00-165.00 Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 500 700 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 102.00-108.00 Heifers Heifers Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 400 600 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 110.00-118.00 Heifers Heifers Good 155.00-165.00 Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: 115.00-125.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 110.00-125.00 Heifers Next Horse Sale is Saturday, June 9, 2012 Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: None Heifers
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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
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Bylaw No. 813, 2012
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT HU Fax: (250)OF 783-5 HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on MONDAY, October 24, 2011, at 7: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the follo NOTICE OF OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Variance. be heldDevelopment in the DISTRICT HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL FOR PROPOSED CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, June 25, 2012 Bylaw No. 813, 2012 A) i) “DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION”
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A copy of the proposed development variance documents may be inspected or obtained fro copy ofHope the proposed documents be inspected District ofAHudson’s Municipal Office, locatedmay at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to Friday the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, October 11 -24, 2011. or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal
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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. Rolla • Rolla Cemetary Clean Up will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 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 June 9/12. If you have family or friends buried there please be willing to help maintain our cemetary. The annual meeting will be held at the cemetary. Please plan to attend. Fort St. John • Gradfest 2012 needs volunteers- npssgradfest@gmail. com • North Peace Horticultural Society is having their annual Garden Tour on July 15 from 10am - 4pm. Tickets are available at the Museum one week prior and on the day of the event. • 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
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Devon Canada invites you to its Community Open House and BBQ! Devon personnel and displays will provide information about our local operations, health, safety and environmental initiatives and future development plans.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Drop in) West Eagle Facility Driving Directions: From 100 St. & 100 Ave., travel North 6.4km to the “Y”. Stay left at the “Y”, Road 121, and go 5.7km where you will see a Devon sign on the East side of the road. Turn East at the sign on to the gravel road and travel 2.4km to the facility gates. Please drive slowly on this road and watch for oncoming traffic. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Chris Dumanowski, District Superintendent Phone: 250-787-0346
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-5969119 • 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 halfhour presentation exploring the dynamic history of Fort Nelson and the pristine wilderness encompassing the Northern Rockies. Devon West • Wednesday, June 6 – Eagle Facility 10 am to 4 pm - Join us for Councilor to Counselor Day at the Visitor Information Centre! Regional Councilors will join our Tourism 103 Road to Alberta Counselors in presenting travel information to travelers and locals. Stop by and chat with our guest councilors and 100 St. & 100 Ave. test their knowledge of the area! • June 3 - 9 - Plan your BC FORTUNE 100 Best Dream Getaway for a chance Companies to Work For 2012 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 250-785-3731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or email@example.com for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45. Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 7839994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills. Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information.
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Clockwise: Hayley, Kendra and Lauren take a tour of the fire truck; City Counc. Dan Davies braces himself for the next dunk, Dunk-A-Councillor raised money for Ride for Disabled; residents line up for up to two hours for $35-cherry trees; and two-year-old twins Maya and Elsa Romey soak up the sun at Centennial Park for the third annual Municipal Government Day in Fort St. John on May 30.
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they are usually around $100. By Kyla Corpuz Towards the end of the event, a flash mob surprised the crowd. FORT ST. JOHN – What do you get when you put a bouncy Local bands Les Marey, Twin Peaks and The Ramblers kept the house, live music, a dunk tank and flash mob together? crowd entertained Municipal Government Day, of course. On May 30 the city hosted the third annual celebration at Centennial Park. “It’s an opportunity for people to come out and see some of the departments within the city and what we do,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. The fire department, RCMP and city staff joined in on the fun. Kids were able to take tours of the fiery red trucks and test some heavy-duty machinery. “Take a look at some of the equipment, tryout some of the equipment, have a chat with Plowing some of the staff with some Disking issues they may have—and of Seeding course to dunk some of my colleagues,” said Ackerman. Harrowing Many took to practicing their pitch at the dunk tank, trying to Heavy Horse Demos. knock city councillors Trevor Cash Precision Horsemanship Demos. Bolin, Dan Davies and GorO No A nly TM o o t n n i don Klassen into a large vessel Horse Drawn Wagon Rides P g r e n mise s Spri ring of water. All the money raised Sp Feature Lunch Noon to 3 pm went to Ride for the Disabled. “What I like the most is Display Buildings Open • Petting Zoo • Live Music watching my councillors get Concession Open • Unserviced Camping Available • Craft Show & Sale dunked,” said Ackerman. “But Silent Auction Closing 4:00pm - in Partnership with Friends of the Beaverlodge Public Library the most important part is communicating with the residents exactly what government does here, sometime that gets missed.” Municipal Government Day also saw a large line up for Arbour Day. Admission: Adult $10.00 • Children under 7 yrs. - FREE • Students/Seniors $5.00 Local residents Laura Smith and Valorie Johnsen waited up to two hours to get their hands Located on Hwy. 43 on the $35-cherry trees. Smith said she waited to buy between Beaverlodge and Hythe the trees in support of the community and Johnsen said it was a money saver, considering
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Top - With only 14 days, as of today, until move in day, Northern Health took last weekend as an opportunity to welcome the public to the new Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa. Over 2000 people attended the tour that showcased some of the new rooms and new technology. Right - Angela De Smit, health service administrator shows off one of the new surgical rooms that will use new technology such as LED lighting that the surgeon’s will use.
FORT ST. JOHN - Northern Health (NH) is preparing for a huge event in Fort St. John and that is move day for the new Fort St. John Hospital. Move day will be on June 21. NH is asking residents to not come to the hospital that day unless it is an emergency. The existing emergency room will close at 6 a.m. that day and after that you will need to go to the new hospital. For parents expecting, the same exists but they do ask you bring your baby’s car seat if you arrive before 6 a.m. on June 21 as they may need to transport you and baby to the new hospital. To say goodbye to the old hospital, NH is hosting a bbq on June 9 from 2pm-4pm at the old hospital. Rain or shine, they invite you to come and join in saying goodbye.
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