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Left: Chris Foltz was the first place winner for his sculpture titled “Fiddle Sticks”, awarded $5,000, at this year’s Chetwynd Chainsaw Carving Championships. Right: Jeff Samudosky, carving in the quick carve event last Sunday. Samudosky was apart of the winning team in the Husky Cup, the Chainsaw Carvers Team World Championships, last month. Relay for Life in Dawson Creek - Page 16
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CHETWYND- The town was alive with the roar of chainsaws last week at the 8th Annual Chetwynd Chainsaw Carving Championships June 7-10. 12 carvers from around the world, from as far as Japan and North Wales to as close as Prince George, competed for the titles and attractive prize purses. Chris Foltz, from Oregon, won first place with the prize of $5,000 for his sculpture of a crab called “Fiddle Sticks”. Tomas Vrba, from Washington, won $3,000 for second place, his sculpture was of two birds fighting. Vrba also won the Carver’s Choice Award of $500. Jeff Samudosky, from Connecticut, won $2,000 for third place for his sculpture of a Pegasus. Ken Braun Jr., from Colorado, won $1,000 for the People’s Choice Award for his sculpture entitled, “Doomed Souls”, of a wheel that actually spins. “You never know what sort of art is waiting in a piece of wood just waiting to be released. It takes someone with a picture of the art in the mind before that art in the wood can be set free. Now never again will any of you look at a piece of wood with the same carelessness that you have in the past,” said Chet-
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wynd mayor, Merlin Nichols addressing the Sunday afternoon crowd. Carvers worked from 8a.m. to 6p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8a.m. to 1p.m. on Sunday to complete their pieces. All pieces entered in the competition are being added to the town’s 112-piece collection dispersed and on display throughout their streets and in front of their stores. The carvers participated in a quick carve on Sunday at 2p.m., where they were given an hour and a half to carve whatever they wanted out of the wood given to them, those pieces were later auctioned off with the money going directly to the carver. As apart of Chetwynd’s 50th birthday celebrations, they invited past carving champions to take part in this year’s championship, Return of the Champions. Three competitors were even competed as a team last month at the Husky Cup, the Chainsaw Carvers Team World Championship in Germany, and came in first place. “It’s just crazy, it’s just ridiculous to place at all or win in company like these people is just amazing, I’m very lucky…There could of been, easily anybody
could have won it at that point, I can’t even imagine judging a show like this especially,” said first place winner, Foltz. Foltz was the first place winner last year as well as the winner of the People’s Choice Award and the Carver’s Choice Award for his carving of a Praying Mantis, “Praying Over You”. Foltz is a culinary instructor who competes in five or six carving competitions on his time off during the summer months. He began carving wood eight years ago when a client he was sculpting ice for requested he do the same design in wood instead. He says that his unique style comes from blending ice-sculpting concepts to woodcarving. “I compete just like this in the winter as an ice sculpture, I took there concepts and figured out how to do that in wood and that is what in the last couple of years has set me apart as being very unique...of course this year you look around and it’s not unique anymore that’s why I was very lucky to win, and I’m going to have to come up with something pretty damn good next year,” Foltz said. Continued on Page 4.
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Illegal dumping, “not fair to the public” By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- The Peace River Regional District’s Solid Waste Committee has a lot of work ahead of them, as PRRD board members voted to refer the issue of illegal dumping and the abandonment of derelict vehicles on Crown land to them, hoping for some resolve on this issue. “I know two sites right now where there’s been dumping within the last month and they are actually on Crowned land. I think this is something we need to pay a little more attention to cause it’s just an eye sore to our whole community and disrespects the people that live here,” said Arthur Hadland, director for Electoral Area C during the May 24 meeting. The board sent a letter to the Ministry of the Environment in March, asking what the Province is dong to address the province-wide issue of illegal dumping. The ministry’s response letter outlined past clean-up activities and action in the region as well as in other regions coordinated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The ministry’s letter states that in the Peace Region in the last four years Compliance and Enforcement removed five abandoned vehicles from Crown Land, cleaned up some unauthorized trappers cabin’s and camps in park lands and worked with MFLNRO staff to identify other abandoned items that need to be cleaned. The board is still unsure of how they can participate in the cleanup of these dumped items and if they should take on some of the responsibility at all. “Illegal dumping throughout the province is rampant as much as it is here and other regional districts, we’ve been in contact with them to see how they’ve been dealing with it, they fall on the same frustrations we do. We are a remote regional district with lots of Crown land there’s lots of area to dump this stuff and we hear the same thing all the time, the shrinking budgets with different departments, they actually can’t catch it all,” said Shannon Anderson, deputy chief administrative officer, at the meeting. “I don’t think that it’s up to the regional district to take this on because it would be a huge expense to us to start cleaning up Crown land,” he said. The Compliance and Enforcement office with the MFLNRO is responsible for responding and cleaning up dumped items on Crown land. If a cleanup is required, they work with conservation officers and sometimes the RCMP to find the perpetrator and bill them with the cost of cleanup. “The complaints are prioritized and when it’s on Crown land, sometimes we don’t hear about it, sometimes we just find it
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Dear Editior, I’d like to thank BC Hydro customers in the North Peace and Fort Nelson for their patience as we transition to a more modern electricity system. In the North Peace, we’re replacing our old analog meters with new digital smart meters from May through September. For Fort Nelson and Northern Rockies customers, new meters will be coming in July. The new meters will have many benefits for customers such as faster power restoration when there’s an outage and new tools to help you manage your energy use to save energy and money. So far, over 1.2 million meters have been exchanged with very few problems. We know deployment of new equipment on this scale will not be perfect, but we’re doing our best to ensure our customers are not inconvenienced by any issues that may occur. Over the past weeks, some customers have asked if the cause of a higher bill may be due to a new smart meter. We take every customer concern very seriously and investigate each one thoroughly. In the overwhelming number of inquiries, we’ve determined that bills are consistent with past use; or there has been a manual meter misread which we immediately correct. If that doesn’t explain it, we look at every other possible source, including the meter. As is the case with any mass-produced electronic device, there will be a small number of meters that have components that don’t work properly. Out of more than 1.2 million meters installed to date there have been very few meters that have had problems. The vast majority of these errors were caught by system checks and did not affect customer bills. In future, when our smart grid is operational, we will be able to detect many problems on our grid automatically and fix them much faster. We appreciate our customers’ continued patience as we work to complete the installation of the new meters this year. To learn more about the new meters, visit bchydro.com/smartmeters. To find out more about your bill, sign up for an online account at bchydro.com, or call our customer service team at 1 800 2249376. Bob Gammer BC Hydro Northern Community Relations Manager
BC Hydro Consultations Dear Editor: Re: Site C Consultations, May 31, 2012 I am writing to clarify some statements made in a recent letter. The Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) is currently under-
going a cooperative environmental assessment process by both the federal and provincial environmental assessment agencies, which will include a joint review panel process. As part of the environmental assessment of Site C, BC Hydro is identifying and assessing potential project effects on communities, as well as opportunities to provide lasting benefits in the region. This includes conducting studies and developing plans related to employment opportunities and outdoor recreation, among many other topics. BC Hydro’s public and stakeholder consultations, and discussions with regional and local governments, will help inform project plans and mitigation strategies as BC Hydro prepares the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for submission to the regulatory agencies. An outdoor recreation plan and a socioeconomic plan addressing workforce effects will be included in the EIS, and will be available for public comment as part of the
independent environmental assessment process. It is also important to clarify that domestic electricity demand in B.C. includes three customer groups – residential, commercial and industrial. BC Hydro’s power system is integrated and does not pinpoint a single resource, such as Site C, to a single customer or sector. With electricity demand in B.C. forecast to increase by approximately 50 per cent in the next 20 years due to growth in each of the three customer groups, all BC Hydro customers — residential, commercial and industrial — would benefit from the Site C project. To learn more about Site C, please visit www.bchydro.com/ sitec. Dave Conway Community Relations Manager, Site C BC Hydro
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Letter to Mr. Gammer from Hudson’s Hope resident Dear Editor: Re: BC Hydro’s Bob Gammers’ Statement on the Spill at Site One “Due to Excess Energy” He (Gammer) states that Site C is required for future energy. Where have all these people with BC Hydro been while everyone is turning to alternative energy sources and being given incentives to do so? Not very long ago all the outdoor garden lights were powered by running electrical cords. Now they’re all solar. There are entire subdivisions being built totally self-sufficient with thermal, solar and wind power. More and more people are installing solar powered systems on existing homes due to the fact that these
systems are getting far more economical to install and with BC Hydro constantly increasing their rates (as again last week) more and more people will continue to install them. These systems; thermal, solar and wind power are practically maintenance free unlike Hydro Electric Dams and Generating Facilities. I have requested, multiple times, the maintenance costs on the WAC Bennett Dam and GM Shrum Generating Station for the last 2 to 3 years from Mr. Gammer starting several weeks ago and have not received them to this day. The bottom line is there will not be a need for power from Site C by the time they construct it. The costs will be astronomical to
build and to maintain and they will destroy an entire valley. Maybe BC Hydro should invest in solar, thermal and wind projects and then they might take their head out of the sand and realize these Hydro Electric Dam Projects like Site C are a thing of the past, outdated and obsolete as we now know there are alternatives far less costly or damaging. I’m looking forward to receiving those maintenance costs on the WAC Bennett Dam and GM Shrum Generating Station Mr. Gammer. Evelyn Edinger Hudson’s Hope, BC
Dear Editor In response to Bob Zimmer’s article “Responsible Natural Resource Development - A Practical Point Of View”. Yes we currently need some petroleum products, but not in the current quantities and we certainly do not need to increase fossil fuel production. We need responsible management. We are currently giving away billions of dollars worth of our resources every day. The NDP are NOT against natural resource development. They want it done in a responsible, sustainable manner. The Conservatives have no concept of the meaning of these words and certainly have NO responsible or sustainable development plans.
Any responsible government would have put a moratorium on tar sands expansion 20 years ago to prevent it from becoming the polluting monster it now is; with its potential to erase all life from this planet. A “practical” point of view is one that will bring long term sustainability to us and our planet. The Conservative mantra of gluttonous, greed-driven, so-called free enterprise, corporate dictatorship is the most impractical point of view one could possibly have. All of the Conservative policies I know of, although the odd one appeared to bring short term economic gain, have been dismal failures in the long term. The Conservatives are the wrong government with the wrong values and the wrong vision for Canada. We
should NOT be the world’s fossil fuel Wal Mart; the most polluting destructive nation on earth. We should NOT have and do NOT need to have a fossil fuel economy. It is the WRONG economy for Canada. Every Canadian Conservative government has done nothing but pollute, deplete, de-value and destroy for the last 30 plus years. Unfortunately, Bob Zimmer appears to be a very good fit in the Conservative Party. Almost all of his comments are irrational, misleading, deceptive, inaccurate or absolutely untrue. Thank you. Ed Pitt Dawson Creek,B.C.
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Time to get on with Site C to support BC-based LNG industry Dear Editor: The emerging LNG industry in Northern BC is reportedly going to require an amount of energy well in excess of the entire output of the long proposed Site C Dam. How, then, can the BC NDP be opposed to the Site C Dam, and other renewable energy projects, while also claiming to be in support of developing an LNG industry in BC? Site C and these other projects are essential to powering a clean LNG industry in this province? LNG exports to Asia have the potential to add $2 billion per year
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Tuning in to youth’s future By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – Engaging the next generation with an event that showcased a concert, interactive iPad apps and Xbox’s Rock Band is the province’s way to get students thinking about their future. “Job Fest 2012 is an initiative from the Ministry of Jobs and Tourism Innovation and also Work BC,” said Job Fest tour manager Daisy Blue Groff. Outside the North Peace Arena a fullyequipped stage and two hubs in the shape of amplifiers were set up to entice youth. “There’s nine online tools that we’re featuring here in the amps, people can come in and research possible career paths in British Columbia,” said Groff. “This is supposed to engage a demographic of about 13 to 25 [year olds] primarily.” The most popular tool seemed to be the Build a Career application, which can be found on WorkBC.ca. “It’ll streamline you into the top 20 and it assesses your skills and when you answer those questions it amalgamates that info,” said Groff.
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“Sometimes it’s things you don’t really think about … [it] sheds light on other careers paths that are possible.” Grade 11 student Calvin Sadowsky tried the career-finding tool that led him to a match he’s considered before. “I got fire fighter and I was already thinking of doing that a little bit.” While Sadowsky said his mom initially sent him to Job Fest to look into careers, he said Job Fest offered him help that he didn’t seem to find in class. “They [teachers/high school] tend to help you find the [post secondary] school, but you don’t really know what you want to do yet,” he said. It wasn’t a large turnout for Job Fest in Fort St. John, which may have been due to the rainy weather. Groff said they originally considered hosting the event at the high school, however there was the teacher’s strike during the tour’s scouting and preparation phase. Job Fest was in Fort St. John on Jun. 5.
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Calvin Sadowsky, Grade 11, answers questions from the Build A Career app featured on an iPad at Job Fest 2012 in Fort St. John. According to his answers the app matched him up with a career as a fire fighter.
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or coworkers were all invited to submit videos saying, screaming, singing or chanting: “It just makes sense.” “We decided to let the cat out of the bag because we want the community involved with what we’re doing so they can state that they will support WestJet flying into Fort St. John,” Hodson added. The videos were sent into the city and turned into a five-minute compilation that will be part of a 30-minute presentation made to West Jet at the end of June. The deadline to submit was Jun. 12. “Well just to make them aware of why coming to Fort St. John does really make sense,” said Ackerman about what she hopes to accomplish from the meeting with the airline. “The North Peace Regional Airport structurally has a lot of attributes in it that a lot of other airports do not have.” The airport boasts less visibility protocol, to lighting, and instrumentation to operate a quarter mile visibility and runways long and wide enough for 737. In addition it has a fully manned light service tower, 24/7 and an onsite aircraft maintenance company. Since Ackerman’s induction as Mayor, she has made flight competition one of her priorities. “Air transportation has been a huge issue in this community for a long time so having some choices would be a blessing to all of us,” she said in a previous interview. Air Canada is currently the only passenger aircraft that flies to Vancouver, and Central Mountain Air flies to Prince George and Edmonton. A round trip to Vancouver can cost up to $1,000, while CMA tickets range from $300 Specializing in Waste Oil Collection covering all of North East BC to $500. “One of the surveys that’s Additional Services Include: been done is that people are - Product Delivery (Bulk and Bbls) looking at pricing for flights - Used Barrel Returns Waste Oil - Methanol/Glycol/Chemical Delivery but they’re also looking at where the flights go,” said Collection Dispatch 250-261-3275 Chamber of Commerce presi& More dent Brent Hodson. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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TransCanada to own and operate pipeline near D.C. for Shell
By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Shell Canada Limited, Korea Gas Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and PetroChina have chosen TransCanada Corporation to build, own, and operate a pipeline that would carry natural gas from an area near Dawson Creek to the proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. The proposed pipeline, the Coastal GasLink, would be approximately 700 km long and be capable of carrying approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet of gas per day. The pipeline, collecting and carrying natural gas from the Montney, Horn River, Cordova and other basins, has an estimated cost of $4 billion and is expected to create 2000-2,500 jobs during a 2-3 year construction period. The proposed project would see the need for positions in construction, welding, pipefitters, environmental experts as well as a list of other supporting services. “For us, we own and operate one of the most extensive pipeline networks in North America so we obviously have expertise in doing that, it provides a company like Shell with a very qualified, experienced partner who understands the pipeline side of the business inside and out. They’re obviously the expert in oil and gas resources and they’ve got worldwide experience with LNG…it’s a pretty outstanding group of companies that have come together to build this project,” said Shawn Howard, media relations with TransCanada. With over 60 years in the business, TransCanada boasts approximately 4,200 employees and currently has approximately 24,000 km of pipeline in operation in Western Canada, 240 km of that in northeastern B.C. TransCanada must submit an application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment office, go through the application process which includes two public comment periods and then will either be approved, rejected, or may require further information. The Minis-
try of the Environment and the Ministry of Energy and Mines are responsible for making the decision. As apart of the application process, TransCanada must consult with First Nations potentially affected by the project. Howard says that the project would affect approximately 30 different First Nation communities along the proposed route from Dawson Creek to Vanderhoof and from Vanderhoof to Kitimat. “Ultimately we really look forward to it, we’re going to be opening an office in Prince George and then our people will be based out of there and really reaching out to the communities and Aboriginals so that we can incorporate that feedback into an actual route that we make an application for,” Howard said. “For us as a company those kinds of really meaningful discussions are important and it’s apart of how we do business and work with people who are going to be living along or near this route for years to come,” he adds. The company is in the process of scoping for a potential route and they have already looked into engaging effected communities and special interest groups. As preparing for the application process and the application process itself can be quite lengthy, no completion date has been set but TransCanada believes the project could be up and running by the end of 2020. “The potential Coastal GasLink pipeline project will allow British Columbians, and all Canadians, to benefit from the responsible development of valuable natural gas resources and will provide access to new markets for that gas,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer, in the press release.
“We know the value and benefits that strong relationships in British Columbia can bring to this project and we look forward to deepening those ties as our extensive pipeline network grows to meet market and customer needs,” he said.
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FORT ST. JOHN – A proposal that came forth to the Peace River Regional District on Jun. 14 has farmers worried. “They [Tervita] are putting in a proposal to create a hazardous waste, oil field … site in the Sunset Pasture,” said Glyn Evans, Sunset Pasture Grazing Reserve member and a delegate at the PRRD meeting. “Now the concern is, at Sunset Pasture we run about 5,000 head of cattle right at the direct north border.” A second farming family runs about 5,000 to 6,000 in the
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same area, he added. “In western Canada, feed lots of that kind of concentration of cattle is almost unheard of. So they are trying to put a hazardous waste holding site in the middle of beef, right? Food.” Tervita is looking to remove land out of the agricultural land reserve (ALR) to build the proposed site. “The crown land, is huge, it’s quite a massive area,” said Ken Kalirai, PRRD assistant manager of development services. “But out of that, Tervita is looking for just 46 hectares which is 113 acres.” The land being sought out is part of crown land, which is roamed and eaten by cattle. “There are grazing rights on that crown land, so the Sunset Pasture is a communal pasture and it’s used by the farmers for cows to graze,” said Kalirai.
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Jim Shaw, Tervita’s manager of community and Aboriginal relations, said the proposed area was looked at after conversations between Tervita and the PRRD. “We had some conversations with them [PRRD] about location of a land fill and the type of soil structure we were looking for, and during the conversations this came forward. They kind of helped moves us in the right direction, but didn’t say, ‘Go there.’” Kilirai noted there has been objection from the BC Cattlmen’s Assocation and the Sunset Pasture Grazing Reserve. “What they are trying to do is have this land removed from the ALR so they can go ahead with it,” said Evans. “It’s not so much the issue of how much land they’re taking it’s more so the fact that they’re going to put hazardous waste into a place where we have over 10,000 head of cattle in the middle of a very concentrated area of food production. So really, it’s a food concern.” The proposed waste site goes by the name Wolverine. According to Tervita the area being looked at has minimal impact to area residents, land with limited agricultural capacity and good access from existing roads. “It’s sort of a need amongst the oil and gas industry to have this landfill what’s known as a secure land fill for hazardous waste,” said Kalirai. Shaw said a lot of the concern by residents is stemmed from the lack of knowledge on what a hazardous waste site is or does. “What we’ve got to make people clear on and understand is that, this isn’t a dump. We don’t take municipal waste. In simplest terms it’s dirty dirt. It’s soil that’s been impacted by some petroleum product.” Shaw added that Tervita is “very careful” with their engineering that the product does not leave the site. When the waste comes in, it’s in a dry element. “You can’t grab a handful and squeeze oil out or anything like that,” said Shaw. “When we do have contaminated soils come in we are
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Continued from Page 5. “It’s never been an issue before but probably in the last I’d say eight or ten years that we’ve severely had a problem with it, and in the last four it’s been getting worse,” said Loiselle, who has lived in Dawson Creek his whole life. Besides dealing with dumped items on his own property Loiselle and his farm hands have cleaned the sides of the road too, incurring the costs to dispose of it properly at the city’s landfill transfer station himself. He says that the dumping has become so frequent that he can’t afford to spend anymore time cleaning the roads or the items on his property. “This is just constant, it’s not like it’s just randomly, it’s just constant, and some areas worse then others…We’ve already spent two days on this this year, two days pulling these TVs and BBQs and all that off there, and now we’re doing it all over again,” Loiselle said. In the past Loiselle has had to contact the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to have their maintenance contractor remove the dumped items. Though Loiselle believes the items dumped on the road are dealt with in a timely manner, he says that fines and enforcement should be increased to deter people from doing it in the first place. “It’s not fair to the public, it’s not fair to the landowners in the area, it’s not fair to anybody, it’s just an act by a few…I don’t know what should happen, but something to curtail this,” he said. Under the Environmental Management Act, someone convicted of littering or discharging waste from a recreational vehicle can be fined up to $2,000, imprisoned for not more then six months, or both. People witnessing illegal dumping or see dumped items can call Report All Poachers and Polluters at 1-877-952-7277.
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DAWSON CREEK, B.C.— Lake View Credit Union’s (LVCU) commitment to invest in the communities where they operate was evident as they presented the Dawson Creek Literacy Society with a cheque for $15.000. The partnership between them began three years ago with the society unveiling the Lake View Learning Centre.
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DAWSON CREEK- The visitors centre has committed to showcasing the community to travelers of all varieties, but this summer they also plan to entice local residents to “staycation” in their very own city. Though Dawson Creek is only entering its tourist season the visitors centre is already seeing approximately 100 people a day, reports Joyce Lee, manager of visitor services, adding that the centre sees visitors from all over the world. As apart of their efforts to try to get locals exploring the city and the area Tourism Dawson Creek and the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association have coordinated a Be a Tourist in Your Own Town Month and introduced three initiatives to coincide with the month and the summer season. Councillor to Counsellor Day is one initiative planned to
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Tourist in your town Continued from Page 19. “Our job is to listen to the story, help answer their questions and to help them solve their problems if they have those,” she adds. Another initiative is the Stayation contest that runs all summer long, until Aug. 31. Residents can pick up “passports” at key locations throughout the city and after visiting six locations indicated in the directions, and receiving a special stamp from each location they can enter to win a $1,000 fuel card from Safeway. The six attractions include: Walter Wright Pioneer Village, Dawson Creek Visitors Centre, Alaska Highway House, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Pouce Coupe Museum, and the Safeway Gas Station. “It’s just a way to encourage people to explore their own community and that’s where the whole staycation came about,” Lee said. The visitors centre is also putting adventure kits together for the local residents- and any interested visitors- with resources that people need to explore the area such as the visitors guide, a map of the downtown historic walking tour, the Bear Mountain Wind Park brochure, Mile 0 merchants coupon book, the Staycation passport and a coupon for the Alaska Highway House. Local youth have added some flair to the bags by providing their original artwork on the front of each bag. “The beauty of these decorated bags is that they’re not going to be thrown out, they are going to be recycled or cherished because they’re going to have original artwork,” said Lee. The centre is also participating in a regional initiative called the iShare program, the program aims to help visitor centres all over the region become connected by updating weekly events in each city to be shared among the centres. “This is just such a wonderful way to connect with the residents of Dawson Creek and the community to showcase what goes on here in Tourism Dawson Creek whether that’s the visitors centre or the Alaska Highway House, to also help people realize that if they’re traveling farther that we can be of help to them, wherever they are going,” Lee said. Samantha Gibeault, tourism development coordinator for Dawson Creek, says that the tourism office places advertisements in a number of RV and B.C. tourism magazines and the visitors the city attracts can translate into dollars spent in the community. Gibeault says that in order for the community to financially benefit from the tourism industry, the community must show visitors why they should stay longer; getting local residents to explore their city can help in doing that. “It’s making them aware of the great opportunities there are in our community, on the flip side, if our citizens don’t know what’s available how can they convince or communicate to a visitor that comes into their business to stay another day? So there’s a business application but at the same time, there’s a community well being application as well,” Gibeault said. Lee says that she is seeing more residents at the centre just because they realize that they haven’t been here for a while, others have out-oftown guests and need to become the tour guide. “I just hope that we see everybody, that people come down, we’ve put some really great resources together for them and that people come down throughout the month and throughout the summer to access them,” Lee said. The visitors centre is opened seven days a week Phone (250) 785-7907 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Toll Free 1-888-830-9909 Aug. 31. 9604-112 Street, Fort St. John, BC
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“The rate of increase in the region’s permanent population was the highest since 2006. Gains in local employment reduced both the overall and youth unemployment rates - as well as social assistance dependency rates - to the lowest levels in the province. If you can get job training, or have a trade, you are working.” Despite the Northeast’s goods producing sector decline of almost 2,000 jobs last year, a loss in mining, oil and gas labour of 2,100 and 600 job losses in construction, the Northeast region had the
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DAWSON CREEK- Californian metal-heavy weights Korn will be making a stop in Dawson Creek as apart of their The Path of Totality tour on June 29. The stop is one of 29 shows on their third leg of the tour. The tour is scheduled to end in India in September, and will have been going for nearly a year as it unofficially started last October. The Path of Totality Tour is promoting the bands tenth full-length studio album of the same name. “It’s a pretty kick-ass show, if you leave there with any energy left you’re not getting it, most people leave pretty exhausted,” said Ray Luzier, who has been drumming with Korn since October 2007. The band has been together since 1994, and though they have been through a member switch-up, Korn currently includes singer Jonathan Davis, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, bassist Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu and drummer Luzier. Being together for nearly 20 years means that their concerts pull from a huge catalogue of songs and their shows include a lot of variety, says Luzier. He explains that the current concert is split into three sections, playing older songs in the first section, their new songs in the second, and a mishmash in the third. In the past, Korn’s elaborate sets and stage props have included two huge oilrig replicas, laser shows, and stunning pyrotechnics. This time they have switched out the big sets for skinny modern lights and JumboTrons. “The cool thing about our band is we can go out and play a scaled down show and just play with nothing…With this band I fully believe that we can go out there with a couple lights on us and a good sounding front of house guy and really deliver a powerful show and that’s saying a lot, some bands hide behind pyro,” Luzier said. Like fans after their shows, touring for almost nine months has band members exhausted. They occasionally take breaks in between parts of the tour, and are never away from home for more then four or five weeks Luzier says. Those necessary breaks keep their passion alive. “We’re all very passionate about the music we play and we love going out and doing it. There are bands that sometimes we tour with that are like ‘oh God, not another show,’ we’re never
like that. Sure touring gets fatiguing, especially when your going to Asia and you’re dealing with 1,600 time changes and your not sleeping, it gets brutal but we really love it, we live for it,” said Luzier. “When we’re up there we give it everything we got, every night, not matter how jet legged we are or whatever,” he adds. Korn has always attempted to get closer to their fans, in 1998 they even produced their own weekly online TV show, documenting the making of music videos and their album and answering fan questions. They continue that frame of mind, now offering VIP packages through their tour, giving the opportunity for fans to meet the band, play video games with Davis Roadrunner photo and have a one-on-one drum lesson Metal heavy-weights, Korn, will play the EnCana events centre June 29. with Luzier. Luzier said that through whole record, so at first I was a little sketchy because obviously these packages he’s met a die-hard fan that has been to 47 Korn concerts. His drums lessons are always the drums are so massive and they have to be programmed…I booked and sometimes non-Korn fans will even book lessons just was ok as long as I got to play every thing live and that’s what we do,” Luzier said. because they admire his skill. During the writing process band members weren’t too conLuzier says that he’s a fan of other bands himself; he knows cerned with how their fans would react to the electronica influenchow it feels to meet an idol and appreciates all the fan support. “They are the reason you’re there, if it wasn’t for them going es, adopting a ‘you can’t please everybody’ attitude. Luzier says and buying your records, you wouldn’t even exist…It feels great, that they have lost fans and gained fans by producing the album. “It’s kind of cool to branch off, there’s risks involved of it feels amazing to do all of this, I just wanted to make a living course…You just gotta do what you believe in and stick with it playing and give back the feeling I got when going to a show…If I can do the same thing, then I’m fulfilling my goals,” Luzier said. and the people that have open minds are going to except it and In their latest album Korn has introduced electronica into their the people with closed minds are going to hope you make another signature metal sound. Davis has always been a dubstep fan, and record that sounds like what they want,” he said. Luzier says that the band is always working on music and is after his band mates heard a sample they started working on a few songs incorporating that genre and bringing in other dubstep art- adamant that Korn will produce another album in the future. “We’re going to keep going that’s for sure, no stopping in near ists to collaborate. sight…it’s just so awesome that everyone’s so passionate about “We thought that we were only going to write a four or five it and want to keep going and bringing it to the people,” he said. EP thing, but it evolved…The next thing you know you’ve got a
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Payday Bylaw No. 813, 2012 Telephone: (250) 783-9901 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S loans up to $1000 using Fax: (250) 783-5741 NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on MONDAY, October 24, 2011, at 7:00 pm, to employment.CTB, EI or NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For a NOTICE OF OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Variance. be heldDevelopment in the DISTRICT HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL Pension or Collateral Loans REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR PROPOSED CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, June 25, 2012 Bylaw No. 813, 2012 A) i) “DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION” up to $ 10,000 using almost NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to make verbal or written repThe North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a seasonedNOTICE indi- IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE any vehicle! Cash Factory outside The intent of this proposed development variance permit is to amend the REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST resentation Council respect to the following proposed COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904to Dudley Drive,with on Monday, June 25,parcel 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the publicright-of-way to vidual to manage and coordinate the economic development initiatives of the North Peace Economic setback requirements for the exterior line along Fredette Avenue Loans also offers cheque For a make verbal orZONING written representation to Council BYLAW with respectNO.813, to the following AMENDMENT 2012proposed ZONING from 3 meters to 1.5 meters for Development Commission. The Commission, established by bylaw of the Peace River RegionalAMENDMENT DisBYLAW NO.813, 2012 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 1. This Bylaw shall be cited as the “Zoning Amendment Bylaw cashing, tax returns and trict works for the member municipalities and electoral areas of the North Peace which include Elec• as Lotthe 2 “Zoning Block2 Amendment Section 19Bylaw Township 812012”. Range 24 West of the 6 th meridian No.shall 813,be2012”. 1. This Bylaw cited No. 813, Western Union! 10243toral Area ‘B’, Electoral Area ‘C’, the District of Hudson’s Hope, The District of Taylor and the City PRDP 1679 The North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a 2. Zoning Bylaw No.amended 750 is as hereby amended as follows: 2. Zoning Bylaw No. 750 is hereby follows: 100th St beside Home of Fort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting economic development throughout the seasoned individual to manage and coordinate the economic development a) byThis amending the existing zoning of line RU2 would make the setback of thedesignation exterior parcel the(Rural same as the setback allowed a) by amending the existing zoning designation of RU2 (Rural 2) to I1 (Light Industrial) for the or 250-787-8811 North Peace region. Furniture an interior parcel line. initiatives of the North Peace Economic Development Commission. The Commission, following 2) to for I1 lands: (Light Industrial) for the following lands: established by bylaw of the Peace River Regional District works for the member Parcel SERVICES Parcel Identifier: 013-989-855 013-989-855 Working from the North Peace Business Resource Fort St.which John, the Regional EconomicArea Parcel Identifier: BlockBlock 7, Section 19, Township 81, Range 25, Peace River District municipalities and electoral areas of theCentre NorthinPeace include Electoral ParcelAA(R33952) (R33952) 7, Section 19, Township 81,W6M, Range Residential cleaner, 1679, Except Plans H733 27536 and PGP36402 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 Plan 25, W6M, Peace River District Plan 1679, Except Plans H733 Dawson Creek area. 25 sion meetSt.theJohn goals collectively and objectivesto of the Northinitiatives Peace of to Fort deliver supporting economic development 27536 and PGP36402 years experience, bondEconomic Development Commission. throughout the North Peace region. able, efficient, thorough. This positionfrom will the be responsible for attracting, supporting theSt. regions Working North Peace Businessexpanding Resourceand Centre in Fort John,commercial, the Regional Excellent references. Call 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 Christie 25-786-0209 (06 The Regionalof Economic DevelopmenttoOfficer andand implement an overall and stratactivities the Commission meetwill thecreate goals objectives of vision the North Peace /21) egy for economic development Commission. within the North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region Economic Development Services as a superior location for business and industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you will 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 Beverly A. MacLean, B.A., funding for various activitiesand and public programs. Working closely with businesses, government and the commercial, industrial enterprises to positively affect the economic health B.Ed., T.E.S.L. English community, you will seek to expandThe investment through business Development attraction and retention, wellcreate as of the North Peace region. Regional Economic Officeraswill Tutoring in : English Social and implement an overall vision and strategy for economic development within the new commercial initiatives. Studies $ from theElementary: North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region as a superior location forA copy of the proposed development variance documents may be inspected or obtained A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to Friday between industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you willinidentify 20.00 per hour Junior High/ Asbusiness the ideal and candidate, you have extensive business development and leadership experience the the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, October 11 -24, 2011. or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal and sector. establish economic development in the region andelected assist in public You have a solid track record workingopportunities with a range of stakeholders including Secondary: $25.00 per Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website securing funding variousstaff, activities programs. Working closely and appointed officials,for investors, and theand community at large. Additionally, youwith havebusinesses, a good hour Call: 250 262 4204 at www.hudsonshope.ca Abusiness copy government the community, you through will seek to past expand understanding of and governance practices gained your work investment with Boards through of Directors. A of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located Hours at 9904 Dudley Drive, orto onFriday our website at www.hudsonshope.ca District are Monday 8:30am – 4:30pm (06/14) attraction and retention, as well as new commercial initiatives.
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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. Farmington • SUMMER PICNIC MATTHEW’S PARK – FARMINGTON SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 11:30 AM ONWARDS HOTDOGS & BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED - PLEASE BRING A SALAD OR DESSERT TO SHARE *CHILDREN’S GAMES* *HORSESHOES* *BASEBALL (BRING YOUR GLOVE!)* Fort St. John • 4H Achievment Days at North Pine Fair Grounds on Friday and Saturday July 20-21. Beef, sheep & Swine Sale at 5 p.m. on Saturday. • 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
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Museum, 9323 – 100th Street. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-7853731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-to-one tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri.
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Top to bottom: Tim Estergaard took home overall men’s category winner and mutant award, which is a recognition of excessive development in muscularity; Karen Mahar won in the women’s heavy weight division and best post; Duska Korda from Fort St. John scored best women’s physique.
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Miss Quincy plays hometown
By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – Bluesy, folk artist Miss Quincy is no stranger to the road. After playing two months in Europe she’s ready to entertain a familiar place. “This is a special show because I’m coming back to my home town,” said Miss Quincy. “I grew up on the banks of the Peace River and I lived there until I graduated high school [at] North Peace Secondary School.” MissQuincy.net photo She’s bringing her all-girl trio The Miss Quincy (middle) and The Showdown. Showdown to North Peace Cultural Centre to mark the release of her second full-length album Like The Devil Does. “…Not only is it a CD release for us but … we’re just making it a really fun event.” On Jun. 21 at 6:30 p.m. the rooftop of the Cultural Centre will host a cocktail soiree with hors d’oeuvre. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are limited for a more intimate show. “We’re gonna have everyone up close and personal and capping it at 100 tickets,” said Miss Quincy. The audience will be close to the stage instead of seated in the audience chairs. “We like to make our shows events rather than just sitting in the audience listening to music. We like it to be a party or an event of some sort.” Hailing from the Peace region this isn’t the first time she’s graced the stage at NPCC. “When I was young I used to sing in the choir as a student, so it’s fun to come back and play … it’s a venue that has a lot of meaning to me.” Miss Quincy said she’s been playing music since she can remember. “It’s always been a part of me.” It’s evident music is Miss Quincy’s life. Globetrotting to perform and entertain is all she’s known for the past five years. “It’s a way of life, it’s all encompassing. It’s your life, it’s your lifestyle, not just a concert.” She describes her latest record as a “natural progression.” “It’s more electric, it’s more bluesy,” she said. “There’s more continuity and I think my songwriting matured.” 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN Another new aspect fans can expect to see at Miss Quincy’s show is the addition of two female musicians, together they make up Miss Quincy and The Showdown. • Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces Your “We’re taking this project all over the world,” she said. “I re• Patches • Stickers • Wallets ally wanted to create a band that was made up of all women and Antiques, that the focus was all music, I wanted it to be a trio so that every• Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, body who plays in the band is incredibly necessary. So I formed Adult • Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags this band with players that are really, really good.” Magazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets Canadian artist Corin Raymond will open up the show, and loBooks and cal artist Jodie Ponto’s work will also be showcased. Coins Tickets are available at the North Peace Cultural Centre for Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John $30, which includes the rooftop soiree and show. Miss Quincy and The Showdown will also perform at Sweetwater 905 in Rolla.
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