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from across Canada the representatives will produce a Business Outlook Survey to be presented to Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada. “We then put everything together and we have a good picture of what’s going to happen in Canada and then present that to the government,” Novin said, adding that the survey that will be presented in July gives an early reading of how the economy is going to perform over the next year. “This is a sample, and we can get all sorts of responses… fortunately it seems that the majority of businesses are trying to invest more and that’s a very good sign and really we need investments, you never lose by being more productive especially when you are in this province where you have the ingredients, all the commodities are here so you can really invest,” he said. Novin believes that the diversity in northeastern British Columbian industries including mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, forestry, tourism and agriculture puts residents in a good position for future growth and development. “The region is producing literally many base metals, we have pulp and wood products, and we have a lot of Freshwater Salmon, agriculture, mines. We are very very diversified so the best place really to be is this place,” Novin said. Though Novin sites labour shortage as a potential problem to growth in the area, he says that the region can easily attract much needed immigrants and that their presence may even create another wave of growth and prosperity from the needs of the new workers. “As I said the only problem that I see in the Peace Region is shortage of labour, and that’s a good sign that means that industry is doing well…I heard for example yesterday that there are managers at Tim Rooms include FREE breakfast, Movies, Kids Stay Free Horton’s that make $70,000 a and Roustabout Discount Card for the Whole Family! year, so it’s a very very strong economy…Right now we are in a very good situation that we can really attract the best kinds of the world to Canada,” said Novin. Continued on Page 4.
DAWSON CREEK- Owners from a variety of different industry businesses and secondary economy businesses will help to illustrate to government the financial development in the region through a series of interviews conducted last week. Many businesses in the area sat down with Dr. Farid Novin, a senior representative at the Bank of Canada’s regional office for British Columbia and the Yukon, to talk about how they feel about the economy, if their services are increasing at a greater rate or a slower rate, if they are at capacity, if their business is hiring and if they are investing. Novin also presented to Chamber of Commerce members in the area to answer any question and give them an idea of how the world economy is performing. Novin has worked for the Bank of Canada since 1999 and directs research and analysis on economic and financial developments in the region. Combining the findings from his interviews with the findings from other senior representatives
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BCAS adds paramedics to Peace region BCAS’ response to staffing shortages after a Hudson’s Hope woman died on Jun. 8 By Kyla Corpuz
HUDSON’S HOPE – BC Ambulance Service announced they are working towards additional coverage in Hudson’s Hope following the death of a woman on Jun. 8. There was no ambulance service in Hudson’s Hope at the time of the 911 call. It is likely the woman experienced a heart attack, said Hudson’s Hope Cpl. Darren Woroshelo, but that has yet to be confirmed by the BC Coroner. “When we arrived on scene shortly after getting the call … she had no pulse,” said Woroshelo. He added the husband and RCMP continued to give CPR until additional help arrived, but concluded that she was unresponsive. “Whether or not she had passed as her husband was making the 911-call, it’s hard to say. Had the ambulance been in town, would it have made a difference? I couldn’t speculate on that,” said Woroshelo. A week after the incident BCAS said two staff members will be moved from Prince George and stationed in Tumbler Ridge and an additional paramedic will be coming from Vancouver to provide coverage to the Fort St. John-Dawson Creek areas. “This incident indicates that we do not have adequate medical service in the district,” said Hudson’s Hope chief administering officer John Locher. According to BCAS a local first responder attended the scene providing CPR and an automated external defibrillator. A local off-duty paramedic arrived within 27 minutes, only two minutes longer than the average response time in Hudson’s Hope. “It took just about … an hour for the ambulance from Chetwynd to arrive,” said Locher. The ambulance originally stationed in Hudson’s Hope was sent to Tumbler Ridge. “That left us with one attendant with no vehicle with the appropriate equipment, so we are in a position with no ambulance and no physician,” Locher added. He said it is not uncommon 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN for an ambulance to be dispatched to another community, but added, “I think it’s unusual • Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces Your for the ambulance and one of • Patches • Stickers • Wallets Antiques, the attendants to leave.” • Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, BCAS chief operating ofAdult ficer Les Fisher said the short• Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags age of staff in the Peace region Magazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets means shifting available perBooks and sonnel to cover the vast area. Coins Thus alluding that the issue Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John isn’t the shortage of ambulances, rather, it’s the lack of staff.
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have to raise interest rates or if the uncertainty is too much ‘should I keep the interest rate,’ so that effect is the determination of interest rate,” Novin said. In his presentation at the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce breakfast on June 13, Novin outlined the recovery of the recession among major economies, unemployment rates in European countries, historically low inter-
est rates in central banks and how large deficits remain a problem for many countries. He says that Canada has been able to keep it’s deficit low in comparison to other countries because of the government’s decision in 2005 to make cut backs with fiscal policies and government expenditures; with the cut backs the government was able to reduce debt and re-stimulate the economy when the recession hit. Novin admits that there is some uncertainty in the European economy, but believes that with the right actions it can be fixed. He believes that Canada may feel a little impact through the banking systems if the situation in Greece spreads to other European countries. “The chance that it’s going to effect Canada is through the banking system, because banks in Spain are very much related to banks in France and Germany and our banks are in turn has a connection to the banks in France and Germany…In the worst-case scenario of course, if
these countries in Europe start to disintegrate and they are just going into a recession and China has slowed down then the consumer is going to suffer from that, but that’s a very low probability,” he said. Novin says that even in a worst-case scenario, the Canadian economy can perform well in comparison to other countries as long as we adopt the right policies. “We are still going to be one of the best performers in the global economy, but in terms of what we are seeing some slow downs and some stagnation it’s not going to be rosy but compared to what’s going to happen in Europe in the worst case scenario everybody would love to be here,” said Novin. “So these sorts of things are happening, it’s really bad, the situation is biting and we don’t see that…we are talking about growth, while they are talking about recession,” he said.
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FORT ST. JOHN - As of 6 a.m. today, the new Fort St. John hospital opened its doors. The new facility replaces the original hospital that was built in the 1960s. The new two-storey hospital will be approximately 23,000 square metres in size with 55 acute-care beds, of which 85 per cent will be single patient rooms Highlights include an expanded emergency room and ambulatory care department, an intensive care unit, larger operating rooms, endoscopy suite, a birthing centre and significant academic space to support the University of Northern B.C.’s Northern Medical Program. This past week, the staff at the old hospital did a soft move with the offices, binders, equipment that hasn’t been used or not plore being used moved to the new facility. The critical equipment was Sport (Ages 6-12) (Ages 4-7) moved today at the same time as the patients Limited to 40 kids Limited to 24 kids This full-day camp provides children ages 6-12 the opportunity to ‘test drive’ This half-day camp for children ages 4-7 focuses on developing motor skills and As of noon today, approximately 30-35 patients should be set a variety of Olympic, Paralympic and traditional sports. During the week, strong bones in a safe environment. Activities will encourage a foundation of physical children will participate in a minimum of 8 different sports. Each sport is led literacy which enhance confidence, social skills, leadership and imagination. Children up in the new hospital having lunch. To help accomplish this by an experienced coach in a motivating and encouraging environment. will be introduced to a variety of body movements and games in a fun, dynamic and active setting. feat four extra ambulances were brought up including a critical Week 1: July 16-20 Week 1: July 9-13 Week 2: July 23-27 response team for the intensive care unit and the emergency room Week 1: Aug 20-24 Week 3: Aug 13-17 Cost $95 Cost: $169 patients. During the day a paitent was being moved every four REGISTER ONLINE: www.pacificsportnorthernbc.com minutes. With the old hospital closed now, all emergencies, outpatients and anyone seeking medical care must go to the new hospital. The new hospital is located at 8407 112 Ave. The North Peace Care Centre will see their move on June 24 Offices located in: Pomeroy Sport Centre • 9324 - 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC • Tel. 250-794-3308 as they move into the new Peace Villa facility. The Peace Villa w w w. p a c i f i c s p o r t n o r t h e r n b c . c o m residential care facility is broken down into two housing units which together represents approximately 7,500 square metres of new space for 124 residential care beds, with palliative and special care units. The buildings will each have easy access to outdoor courtyards and patios, with shared living and dining space. The Peace Villa facility is connected to the acute care hospital through an indoor hallway for convenient access by residents, hospital staff and visitors. Even downtown Fort St. John will notice a change as local business Patch Java has closed their location on Wednesday at the Northgate Mall and will make their move to the new hospital on approximately July 2. Devon Wigglesworth, owner of Patch Java made a bid earlier this year to operate the new cafeteria at the hospital. There are no current plans yet for the old hospital as Northern Health is still working through the regular government process with consultations with other government agencies including first nation groups. Once those Hunter Douglas is your first choice steps are complete, Northern for style and innovation. Don’t settle Health will continue talks with for anything less than our truly the City of Fort St. John. distinctive designs. Northern Health’s chief operating officer Betty MorFrom May 1st to August 31st, 2012, ris noted that once move-in is ask us how you can receive a complete and the hospital beHunter Douglas Manufacturer’s Rebate. comes fully operational, they will continue the discussions about the placement of a heliScan with pad at the new facility. E X T R A O R D I N A RY W I N D O W FA S H I O N S your smartphone. The hospital project was a public-private partnership beHunter Douglas Blinds, Custom Drapery, tween Northern Health and ISL Complimentary Consultations E X T R A O R D I N A RY W I N D O W FA S H I O N S Health. ISL Health was responsible for the design, building, partially financing and maintaining the facilities. Northern Health will retain ownership of the building and provide all health and medical services. FIND YOUR GAME!
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Liquor reform in BC Opinion - Editorial By Rich Coleman Minister of Energy and Mines With Bill C-311 currently before the Senate, I want to reassure British Columbians our government is committed to opening domestic markets for B.C. wines. This week, our senior liquor officials attended meetings in Quebec with their provincial counterparts where the direct shipment of wine was discussed. The meetings provided the first forum since Bill C-311 passed in the House of Commons where jurisdictions across the country could discuss the growing interest surrounding ecommerce and the direct shipment of wine. Our government recognizes direct sales are important to our wine industry, and we are prepared to champion further changes and reforms. That being said, it is also important for people to understand this is a very complicated issue, which will require the co-operation of other provinces and territories. Contrary to some public reports, Bill C-311 does not allow for the direct sale of liquor. To allow this to happen, we need the co-operation and support of other provinces because Bill C-311 simply clarifies a province’s right to set limits to the quantity that can be imported and in what manner. It’s worth noting that debate by federal MPs in the House of Commons also clearly articulated that the purpose of Bill C-311 is to remove restrictions overseen by Ottawa and allow provinces to set policy that they feel is appropriate. Lawmakers in Ottawa have recognized that liquor importation should be a provincial responsibility and each jurisdiction should be free to set their own policies. On June 7, 2012, we set our personal limits for the importation of tax-free liquor into British Columbia. This move aligns our rules with Ontario, Nova Scotia and the
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RCMP Enforce New Motorcycle Laws in the Peace Region
Every year with the arrival of spring, motorcyclists make their come back onto Peace Region roads. Although this year’s riding season is well underway, the Peace Region RCMP would like to remind the public to use extra caution on the roads. Motorcycle fatalities continue to be of serious concern in BC. According to provincial data, motorcycles make up about 3% of insured vehicles yet they make up approximately 10% of road fatalities. On average, 42 riders are killed and 2,200 crashes involving motorcycles occur on BC roads every year. Recently, the Provincial Government has made amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act in an effort to improve motorcycle safety in BC. NEW Motorcycle Safety Laws (Helmet and Seating): Starting June 1, 2012, motorcycle riders and passengers are required to wear Snell, ECE or DOT compliant helmets. For a one month period starting June
1, police across the province will help ensure a smooth transition to the new laws by carrying out an educational enforcement strategy. If you are caught without a proper helmet, police, whenever possible, will ensure you have safe alternative transportation rather than issuing a ticket. Full enforcement will begin July 1, 2012. In addition to improved helmet laws, new seating laws will require motorcycle riders to keep their feet placed on the foot pegs or floorboards or be seated in a sidecar. Violation of seating requirements will be treated as stunt riding and will result in motorcycle impoundment and fines. Impoundment is mandatory and is in effect as of June 1, 2012. Safety Tips and Best Practices: - Wear an approved helmet. DOT, Snell or ECE approved helmets are now law in BC. Ensure you display the proper label in order to avoid being checked by police. - Look for an expiry date and update your helmet if necessary.
- Always carry out a visual inspection of the motorcycle (Tires, oil levels, brakes, gas, etc) - Wear highly visible protective gear including jacket, pants, gloves and riding boots. Choose clothing that has fluorescent material and reflective striping. - Make sure all riders are properly seated and can reach the foot pegs, this is now the law in BC. - Double your awareness, particularly at intersections. Visual contact with all other road users is a must and remains a highly effective way to avoid collisions. More collisions occur at intersections than anywhere else. - Always respect speed limits, adjust your speed for the conditions and when approaching road curves in order to negotiate them properly. Motorcycle safety starts with the rider and flows through everyone on our roads. Police have a duty to protect the public, including violators of traffic or Criminal laws that put themselves and others at risk.
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Dawson Creek Literacy Now: Keep Kids Reading in the Teen Years
By Michele Mobley ~ Literacy Outreach Coordinator It can sometimes become a challenge to keep kids reading into their teen years. The trick is to find a topic that is interesting to them. Fiction or non-fiction, there is bound to be something for everyone. Comic books, graphic novels or fantasy might appeal to teen boys; while comedy, romance or a more dramatic series may be more inviting
to teen girls. Whether ghosts a ghouls come packaged in a fanciful tale or in eye-witness accounts, most people (young and old) love a good story from ‘the other side’. Encouraging teens to read for pleasure can provide them with a place to ‘escape’. The opportunities that books allow teens are truly endless, so let a book take them away to another world, or teach them how to bake the perfect
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June is Electronics Recycling Awareness Month for NEAT By Tammy Hrab - NEAT FORT ST. JOHN – NEAT is continuing to focus in the different stewardship services available to the residents of British Columbia. A steward is given the responsibility of providing options of disposal for products at end of life. June is Electronics month. Thanks to Encorp, British Columbians have access to the Return-It Electronics Program. Computers and their accessories to not need to be thrown away. They can be taken to an Encorp collection facility where they are packaged and sent for recycling. Electronics contain various hazardous materials that we do not want contaminating the environment. The Peace River region is lucky to have access to 3 collection facilities in our area. You can choose from Eco-Depot in Fort St. John, DC Recycling in Dawson Creek, and Chetwynd Lions Recycling in Chetwynd. The question that usually comes up is,
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However, Locher said there is some progress being made address the health service shortage. “We’ve been working for a considerable period of time to realize a full-time position in the district. That is a high priority and we believe right now we are getting close to a solution; the same needs to occur with BCAS.” BCAS said they continue to work with communities to provide sufficient service. “We’re … trying to recruit local people in helping out their community and neighbours. In Hudson’s Hope for example, we have a core staff of five people, who are putting in a lot of time and energy to provide coverage for their community,” said Fisher. “We will provide the training for them so that they’re ready to go.” There are currently six applicants undergoing review who are looking to eventually be dispatched to areas like Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope. Kyla Corpuz photo Locher noted that after working with partners in the region, the On Jun. 11, City Council proclaimed Jun. 24 to Jun. 30 as Legion Week in Fort St. John. district would release a solution to the Ministry of Health in the coming month. almost meaningless without full-time ambulance service in Hudson’s Hope. “Hudson’s Hope is a small community but, as you are aware, “The difficulty is that if they dispatch their ambulance to assist us in these cases when there are just on our border is Talisman’s operation and that’s five kilometres outside the border … they’ll have up to 1,000 men and women in camp, so all of these people are regular travellers,” said Lo- no ambulances here in the district, should something happen in their operations, they would be in the same position we found ourselves in,” said Locher. cher. “Until we have an ambulance here, basically, full time it’s very difficult for us to enter in a During a Talisman open house in Hudson’s Hope, Locher spoke to one of the company’s vice mutual agreement.” presidents. Fisher advises locals who are looking to work for BCAS to contact their Human Resource de“He did offer a mutual aid agreement, and I thought that was very responsible for the corporapartment in Prince George at 250-614-9982. tion to do,” said Locher. BCAS expressed their condolences to the family who lost their loved one on Jun. 8. However, even if the oil and gas heavyweight company provides an ambulance at their site, it’s to
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FORT ST. JOHN – After one family lost nearly everything to a house fire, a family friend and North Peace Secondary School are helping to rebuild some of the pieces. The fire took the home of NPSS graduating student Brooke Copeland, where most of her family’s belongings were destroyed. “The tragedy is one difficult in any time but it is compounded by how close this event occurred to Brooke’s graduation,” reads a letter by NPSS vice principal Craig Brownlee. The family friend, who asked not to be named, started the initiative to raise donations for the soon-to-be graduate. “I went through two fires myself when I was younger, and I thought it would be a good idea to try and help these folks out,” she said, adding the money will be used to buy things for Brooke’s graduation that are not “easily replaceable”. “To give her a better graduation, like help her out with accessories, things that she needs. Most kids are going to bring a camera … to graduation for their pictures, so possibly get her a camera and try and replace her graduation ring that she lost in the fire,” she said. “That’s what I’m trying to work towards.” While the family deals with the repercussions of the incident, their friend said, “They’re very appreciated for it, they’re happy that I’m doing it for Brooke.” NPSS is also supportive of the fundraiser. “Friends of her family are looking to gain any donations that help Brooke enjoy a memorable graduation at this time,” states Brownlee. Donations can be dropped of at NPSS or can be arranged for pick up by Rhonda Gray at 250787-6811. On Jun. 8 at approximately 4 a.m. the Copeland residence in Rose Prairie was engulfed in flames. According to police nobody was in the house at the time of the fire, and the inferno already spread throughout the house by the time Fort St. John RCMP arrived. The house was located outside fire protection area, so there was no fire department in attendance. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but according to police it appears not to be suspicious.
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Dawson Creek RCMP to ride in annual charity bike tour By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- Two members of the City’s RCMP detachment have volunteered to ride in this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North charity bike ride. Const. Greg Hall and Cpl. James Rutledge will cycle in the tour’s 15th annual ride traveling over 850 km in seven days from Prince George to Prince Rupert, starting on Sept. 8 and finishing on the 21st. Hall and Rutledge will just be two of the 24 member team trying to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year’s D.C. detachment rider, Const. Rachel Geenes raised approximately $46,000 in the D.C., Pouce Coupe and surrounding communities. “It’s a lofty goal but I think that the community will rally around that and come together,” said Rutledge, hoping to meet or exceed Geenes fundraising efforts. Together all four Cops for Cancer bike tours in the province including Tour de Coast, Tour de North, Tour de Rock and Tour de Valley raised approximately $2.5 million for the cause. The money donated goes towards pediatric cancer research, caring support services and Camp Goodtimes, the medically supervised camp in Abbotsford for children and families battling cancer. Besides a triathlon that Rutledge took part in, neither officers has any experience in long distance biking and both men admit to letting their physical fitness slip while working in the serious crimes unit for the last three month. As apart of their preparation regiment, they both ride anywhere from 20 km to 40 km almost on a daily basis. During the tour they will be riding anywhere from 100 km to150 km daily for four to five hours a day. Each year the route alternates between Prince George and Prince Rupert traveling east to west and Fort St. John to Williams Lake traveling north to south. Along the ride the cops will be stopping into communities
to talk about the cause. “It’s going to be a grueling, grueling week and I think that’s going to be the challenge really, the rest of it I think is just going to be a fantastic opportunity...Part of it is the experience and the other is the huge physical demand but it allows us to visit communities all the way from Prince George to Prince Rupert and along with the physical demand we get to meet with the public we get to meet with schools we get to do talks and lots of fun opportunities with the community,” Hall said. “Not only are we helping by raising funds for pediatric cancer and cancer research and assisting families we’re also meeting with the people and the communities and spreading the good will of cops for cancer and giving the opportunity for the community to meet another side of the RCMP,” he adds. Both men have lost an aunt to cancer and have watched friends struggling with the disease, and will ride in their memories. “I know that since that time friends, family, several of my friends have battled with it and survived it and I’m just watching them struggle and the courage that they have has really motivated me to help this cause and obviously it’s one of those things that effects so many people and anything that I can do to help out is just a bonus for me,” said Hall on why he wanted to take part. “For me, the causes are right it has the potential to effect everybody and anybody and therefore as a community I think rallying together with corporate support and volunteers to make this a whole community event is something special and a unique opportunity,” Rutledge said. In an effort to raise money Hall and Rutledge, along with other detachment members, are organizing three events the community can take part in. The first one will be held on July 1 at the Canada Day celebrations in Pouce
Coupe, community members are invited to attempt to dunk their favourite (or least favourite) member of the RCMP at the dunk tank while wearing vision impairment goggles. Small gifts at this event donated by Dawson Creek Canadian Tire and the Lakeview Credit Union will be awarded to those who contribute to Cops for Cancer. They will also be hosting the 2nd Annual Cops for Cancer Jail n Bail on July 25 with help
from the D.C. Lakeview Credit Union. Local businesses can submit an application form to have their bosses or their co-workers arrested for the day, the arrestees are then to raise a minimum bail of $300 or whatever amount their peers have set for them. Last year one individual raised $13,000 to get out of ‘jail’. The credit union will also be hosting a BBQ that day to raise extra funds. Continued on Page 17.
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Discretionary and Base Budget Grant Applications Now Being Accepted In accordance with the Discretionary Grant Policy No. 87/06 and Base Budget Grant Policy No. 105/11, the City of Fort St. John is accepting applications until September 15, 2012 for the 2013 budget.
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FORT ST. JOHN – Deciding on a career in high school isn’t always the easiest task. To help students excel and guide them towards a career path is a program called Shad Valley. “Our mission is to provide a transformational experience to unleash the innovative potential of exceptional youth,” said Mary Dever, Shad Valley’s national director of development. “So we’ve got kind of a core base of science, technology, engineering, math and entrepreneurship.” Shad Valley is a non-profit organization that started in 1980 in Waterloo, Ont. “We’re trying to open minds and broaden perspectives and help them get a really good sense of what they might like to pursue in university and in their careers,” said Dever. There are 539 students across Canada, some of whom are international, that will attend one of 10 prestigious post-secondary schools in North America for a four-week excursion. Four of the 539 students chosen to participate in the program are from North Peace Secondary School. After completing a long application process, Erin Robertson and Mandy Wuth, Grade 11 and Gina Clark and Alyssa Sampson, Grade 12 were selected into the program. Clark and Sampson were unaware of the program until being nominated by one of their teachers. But Wuth has been eyeing this opportunity since last year; however the cost to attend was her drawback. It wasn’t until some of her peers, who went in previous years, encouraged her to apply. “They said, ‘It’s such a great program; you should apply.’ So I did, and what I’m hoping to gain out of it is more knowledge and a chance to learn more and meet with other people who like learning too.” The cost to attend is $7,000 and students are subsidized $3,500 through the government. To make up the rest, Sampson applied for bursaries while Clark and Robertson gained sponsorships through local companies, and Wuth did both. Wuth and Clark said North Peace Credit Union was a big help, as well as MNP, Trojan Safety, Northern Metalic and others. At a young age, they all agree that they’re not certain where the future lies, but are highly optimistic the program will open doors to achieve big dreams. “…I have no idea what I want to do with my life, like I know I’m interested in the sciences … but hopefully this will give me a taste of different things,” said Robertson. “To say you’re
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they wanted me to be involved in everything and try to experience the most I can, so with the push from my parents and definitely help from my parents I have been able to find stuff and accomplish things and get chances to do stuff that I never even thought to be possible,” he said. This year’s role models will be the program’s last, as the program has lost federal funding and cannot operate without it. “It’s beneficial to Aboriginal youth, it’s highlighting Aboriginals that have done some accomplishing or have done some very interesting stuff that most aboriginal people wouldn’t know existed or would have thought that they’re own people can’t do…it’s just time for their own people to realize they can grow out of it and actually be who ever they want instead of following stereotypes given to them,” Jones said.
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The role model program was created in 2004 and has recognized 96 Aboriginal youth aged 13-30 whose characters have shown innovation, achievement and leadership. “Each of these role models is uniquely worthy of this accomplishment. These twelve role models are great ambassadors of not only NARMP and NAHO, but First Nations, Inuit and Métis. This program has been a tremendous success over the years due to youth like these,” said Simon Brascoupe, NAHO’s acting CEO. Some of Jones’ achievements include being enrolled into Northern Alberta’s Institute of Technology in Edmonton working to complete his Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing and hoping to enter a career in corporate marketing. He was also involved in the “Find Your Passion in Sport” poster series by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, aimed at getting youth involved in sports and living health and active lifestyles. Jones was also a flame attendant for 30 days while the Olympic flame was being carries across Canada. He also plays on NAIT’s varsity curling team and volunteers his time coaching a curling team of 16-17 year old girls; he also volunteered his time coaching soccer while he was in Dawson Creek. Jones says that his parents had a big impact on his go-getContributed photo Travis Jones, a Métis from Pouce Coupe, has been selected as a ter attitude. “It’s more or less my parents, 2012 National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization.
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ahead in the four-week excursion, she knows one thing: it will be a “great experience”. “I don’t really know what it will do, but supposedly it will help shape us into better people, community members, so I’m looking forward to that.” Clark said she’s ready to venture into the possibilities of astrophysics to see what’s available in terms of creating a career out of it. Each of the students will be spend the month of July at a different post-secondary school, learning and meeting with like-minded people. “We’re also trying to help them experience the excitement of breakthrough results in a short period of time when you’re surrounded by a bunch of people who want to achieve just as much as you do,” said Dever.” Wuth will be at Carleton University, Sampson at Dalhousie University, Robertson at McMaster University, and Clark will venture her career and post secondary options at the University of Waterloo. Shad Valley is aimed at Grade 10 to 12 students who excel in different parts of life. “It’s a very competitive application process. We get hundreds and hundreds of applications all across the country and we ask them to show us not only their academic achievement but their initiative, drive and creativity, and interpersonal skills.”
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Annual BBQ promotes accessibility, awareness, action By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- June 12 the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living and the City of Dawson Creek held their annual Access Awareness BBQ in Kin Park beside the outdoor senior’s fitness centre to raise awareness about community accessibility. “It’s about access for all British Columbians everybody should be apart of the community and celebrating that there is an awareness that people of all ages and abilities have something to contribute,” said Marla Reed, executive director for the D.C. Society for Community Living. All members of the community were invited to attend the free BBQ; Reed says that a BBQ was chosen as the event to raise awareness because it attracts a lot of people. “Food brings people together. People, many friendships are built around food, the Canadian culture is based on food, and food is good fellowship and a good way of getting to know each other and it equals the playing field,” she said. Besides the opportunity to enjoy a free meal, it was also an opportunity for the community to celebrate and educate themselves about all types of accessibility and accessibility issues in the city. “Each year it’s grown and we’re getting more people and more people asking about what it is, so that’s the educational piece and the awareness piece is to see all members of the community out and about celebrating, it’s not just people with disabilities, it’s seniors, low-income families, moms with strollers. Accessibility is not just physical accessibility, accessibility is attitudinal, societal, environmental, it’s more then just a physical thing,” Reed said. The D.C. Society for Community Living helps to support adults to live an independent and dignified life. Reed hopes that attendees at the BBQ walked away with the view that everybody in the community has something to contribute and to not judge someone by the outside but what’s on the inside. Tammy Walter is a self-advocate who used to use the society’s services but now is in their access program, cleaning and
visiting with seniors twice a week and making deliveries when needed. “I’ve really enjoyed it. It gets me out in the community, I get to know people, make friends with them, it’s really awesome… they make it easier for me to go out in the community and interact better with others, and I think it works out well for us, because some of us, we don’t have skills and they help us get the skills we need,” Walter said. To address accessibility issues in the city, the society and the city have partnered to create a committee in a provincial initiative called Measuring Up The North. The committee applies for grants for projects aiming to increase accessibility in the city. Building the senior’s outdoor fitness centre was one initiative completed by the committee as well as paving approaches to some bus stops and circulating a public survey about the barriers to access. Results of the 2010 survey indicated uneven sidewalks, unnecessary curbs, heavy doors, lack of elevators, lack of wheelchair accessible washrooms, poor enforcement of public bylaws, able bodied people parking in handicapped parking spaces, poor lighting in parks and a long list of many other potential problems as accessibility issues in the city. The committee continues to work on projects that are of a high priority as indicated by the results of the survey. “Just different projects that effect people with varying abilities and just try to improve that gap... we look at ways that we can increase accessibility and just look at options so that people with varying abilities can participate in the community and can be combined with community events,” said Duncan Redfearn, deputy director of community services with the city. Though the committee still has many more projects ahead of them, Reed says accessibility in the city has definitely improved. “I think it’s come along way in the last few years... The committee was able to do the seniors park over there with the access grant, and that was one of the things that we did. We also got money for the retrofit of Sudaten Hall, and made it more accessible for all people, so there’s a couple of projects that we’ve done,” she said.
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Continued from Page 9. The community is also invited to a regimental dinner and rider send off on Sept. 8 at the EnCana Events Centre. The black-tie dinner will be a five-course meal featuring prime rib, a silent auction and entertainment will also take place. They are currently seeking sponsorship to off set the cost of the meals and entertainment and auction prizes. Proceeds from all events go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. Though Hall and Rutledge will be the ones riding, they realize that they couldn’t make this happen without the support of their RCMP peers and community volunteers. “It couldn’t happen without the dedication and volunteer work from all of the members
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S.P. road improvements announced By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- The next project in the province’s $54 million highway improvements initiative in the South Peace will be Stewart Lake Road. The $5.4 million project will help to improve the side road off of the John Hart Highway leading to the Shell plant, approximately 50 km west of Dawson Creek. The improvements to the approximately 9.8 km of road include seal-coating as well as widening and strengthening the road with geogrid and gravel. The project aims to limit the amount of dust on the road with the increased volume of traffic. “This is a busy road and the traffic volumes over the past few years have increased significantly. Having a safe and efficient road network is important to both residents and industry users who travel Stewart Lake Road daily, so these improvements were a priority on our South Peace highways program this year,” said South Peace MLA and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Blair Lekstrom in the press release. 3 km between kilometre 2.5 and 5.5 will also be aligned to make the road shorter and safer. “We’re going to widen it anyway and the cost of widening that particular portion of road would be about the cost of straightening it, there’s a big round corner out there and so their shortening it to make it straighter, it’s safer,” said Willie Dobbin, president of Wiltech Developments, the successful bidder for the contract. Dobbin and his staff will also replace the current culvert with a larger one crossing Sunset Creek to allow for the improvement in stream flow and fish passage. The project is expected to be finished by March and there will be a detour for residents and Shell employees while construction is underway. Though Dobbin admits that long hours and being away from their headquarters in Kelowna, he is excited to get the contract. “We’re just happy to have the work,” Dobbin said. DL#5247
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DAWSON CREEK- On June 16 the Peace Energy Cooperative and community members celebrated Global Wind Day. This is the first year that the cooperative, dedicated to the adoption of renewable energy sources, has participated. “It’s a relatively new event, regardless, 2009 is not that long ago for the event and this year just seemed to be a good year. We’re starting a new project selling wind turbines and we wanted to be able to promote that along with this kind of general educating any residents of the Peace Region about wind energy…that has been incredibly important to this region and it’s a booming sector right now,” said Brigitte Schilds, executive director of the cooperative. Celebrated by most of the 40 countries involved on June 15, there are more then 230 events held worldwide. Wind Day was started in Europe in 2007 and went global in 2009, coordinated by the European Wind Energy Association and the Global Wind Energy Council. The free event held at the Peace Energy Cooperative’s office on 102nd Ave from 1:30p.m. -5p.m. had information booths set up for adults and children to learn more about wind power. They had craft tables where guests were welcome to make their own pinwheels and anemometers (a piece of equipment used to measure wind speed). The event also had kite flying and screenings of Power Shift, a video documenting the building of the Bear Mountain Wind Park. All attendees were entered to win an autographed copy of the Power Shift book. “It’s definitely not a formal educational event but I think that the people who come will
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A young designer with an eye for classy wear, Bourgeau is also passionate about catering to the graduating clientele. “I am absolutely in love with working with the grad gowns,” she said. Her show featured four brightly coloured grad gowns with a fitted bodice and mermaidlike tails, made of layered tulle. From the runway to local retail shops, Bourgeau anticipates her line, Redkarr, will continue to grow. Redkarr is currently featured at Scoop Clothing on 100 Avenue. “It’s really awesome, and [they] have been an absolutely amazing support and always encourages me to work as far as I can with my line. They are really interested in helping me as a young woman in the community.” With the birth of her new son, Bourgeau has also been inspired to tackle a baby line, which is featured at Bees Kneez Baby Boutique in Fort St. John. At an age where most 20-year-olds are still figuring out what they want to pursue, the upbeat brunette is already setting her eyes on the future of Redkarr. “My optimal is that I want to own a chain of stores and shops and I’m hoping that by the time I hit the five year mark I’ll have my own store and have more stores selling my clothes and in 10 years I would like to open my own shop internationally.” The local designer said she would like to continue to make custom clothes and plans to stray away from mass-produced designs. “I want women to feel like they’re the only ones wearing that,” she said. “Each collection is going to be more limited and more tailored and I always wanna have that feel that it’s very unique no matter how big it [Redkarr] gets or how far it reaches.” Bourgeau graduated a year earlier than her peers in high school to get a head start in pursuing her dream as a fashion designer. Instead of enrolling into fashion school she took on an apprenticeship with a local seamstress. She worked there for eight Email your pet’s months while juggling two othphoto to editor@ er jobs. “I was working from northeastnews.ca 5:30 to 11:00 at night, and then came home and practiced [sewfor a chance to ing]. For a summer, I worked win a special prize three jobs.” Bourgeau ended up taking from the North courses in graphic design to her with the right tools Peace Veterinary equip so she could create her own adClinic vertising. The fashion world has never been an easy industry to 1 pet will be chosen each week and will be featured in the Northeast News. settle in to, but for Bourgeau, Each pet chosen will be entered into a draw it seems there are no limits to for a monthly prize supplied by the what she can accomplish.
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On May 15 touring rock band Acres of Lions Band played to enthusiastic audiences in Dease Lake as part of the provincial government’s Jobfest 2012 tour.
Recruiting team attends Dease Lake employment and training fairs On May 15 the community’s recreational centre was ‘taken over’ by Jobfest2012.ca, a traveling roadshow created by the provincial Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, with the goal of engaging youth in career exploration and training. The tour will stop in over 50 communities throughout the province and includes interactive technological displays as well as guest speakers and live music. Check out their website for more information.
played in the parking lot. A big thank you to event organizers Brenda Mitchell and Stacy Smith, as well as the staff and students who volunteered, and the sponsors of the event: Shell Canada, Enform, Spectra Energy, Student Council – Fort St John Campus, Roustabouts, Dairy Queen, Butcher Block, Rentco, Sobey’s, and Apex Distribution.
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Social work professionals from throughout the Peace Region gathered on May 3 for a joint workshop designed to bring together members of the agencies and provide them with an opportunity for professional development. Northern Lights College and the University of Northern British Columbia partnered for the event to raise the profiles of their respective institutions as providers of high quality professional training for social workers in the region. Sixty-five attendees participated in the interactive workshop that also explored how issues such as physical abuse, substance abuse, and mental illness impacts women’s lives and examined how these issues intersect to create risks to women’s health and safety and barriers to accessibility of service.
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A band called Acres of Lions put on a lively set for its Dease Lake audience on May 15 as part of the provincial government’s Jobfest 2012.ca tour. Two Dease Lake employment and training fairs were attended by Northern Lights College’s recruitment team last month. The Tahltan Central Council hosted its second annual job fair on May 11 in the gymnasium of the Dease Lake elementary and secondary school.
The Northern Lights College band kicked into action at the Fort St. John Campus Trades and Apprenticeship department’s annual barbecue that took place May 25. Rocking good music and the sunny day was enjoyed by all. This year’s event was hosted to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society’s ‘Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer’ and a ball hockey tournament was
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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 of Fort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting economic development throughout the seasoned individual to manage and coordinate the economic development North Peace region. initiatives of the North Peace Economic Development Commission. The Commission, 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 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 sion to meet the goals and objectives of the North Peace of Fort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting economic development Economic Development Commission. throughout the North Peace region.
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That’s the kind of outlook we are striving to achieve for our employees at Spectra Energy. We value diversity and inclusion, openness and teamwork. Ours is a high-performance culture where you’re encouraged to stretch your capabilities and exercise creativity in effecting change and shaping the future.
Spectra Energy is one of North America’s premier natural gas midstream companies with critical energy infrastructure connecting natural gas sources to markets and customers. Our approach extends beyond our offices and facilities into our neighbourhoods, towns and cities—through community and economic development partnerships, we cultivate talent and grow leadership.
Senior Land Administrator Bring your considerable land rights and regulatory experience to a challenging senior role—Vancouver, BC Your experience and business savvy will be key as you manage, grow and oversee our western Canadian land rights. From reviewing land tenure applications and managing relationships with regulatory bodies to working with legal documentation and assisting in acquisition and selling processes, you will be involved in every aspect of Spectra Energy’s land management activities. Along with a degree, diploma or SR/WA designation in land management and five
years’ land administration experience, you also have a background in creating all types of legal land-based documentation and working on a GIS system with a Smallworld base, or its equivalent. Preferably, you also have proven negotiation abilities and experience with contract management and database development and analysis. A strong understanding of natural gas gathering, processing and transmission as well as knowledge of relevant regulatory bodies would also be assets.
Projects Land Administrator Build your land management career—Vancouver, BC Providing land administration services to our company across western Canada, you will support major and minor capital pipeline projects to ensure regulatory compliance and fulfill the project’s administrative requirements. In particular, you will be expected to work with all forms of legal documentation and to take responsibility for electronically preparing, delivering, registering and filing all land tenure documents with land title offices. You will also work closely with colleagues throughout western Canada to ensure quality and consistent updates to our GIS system.
Along with a degree, diploma or SR/WA designation in land management and three years’ land administration experience, you have very strong computer skills (especially MS Office) and experience with a GIS system, including Smallworld or its equivalent. Preferably, you also have a proven problem-solving and communication and networking abilities as well a basic understanding of natural gas gathering, processing and transmission and knowledge of electronic filing systems. Familiarity with technical plans, drawings, maps and surveys; creating all forms of legal land-based documentation; the provincial OGC Kermit application process; land title systems in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan would also be assets.
For more information on these positions and to apply online by June 25, 2012, please visit the Careers section of our website.
Please note that only those shortlisted will be contacted. We thank you for your interest.
Spectra Energy is committed to diversity in our workplace and equal access to opportunities. All candidates will be given fair consideration based on individual merit.
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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. • Fort St. John North Peace Museum Yard Sale has been rescheduled for Saturday June 23 from 9 am to 3 pm. Come support your local museum! • Gradfest 2012 needs volunteers- firstname.lastname@example.org • British Home Child Memory Quilt Exhibit - Between 1869 and 1948, 100 000 British Home Children were sent to Canada by church groups, orphanages, and workhouses to work on farms or as domestic help. These groups thought that poor and abandoned children would have a better life in Canada than on the street and in the workhouses of Britain. Many thrived in Canada but others suffered abuse, poor working conditions, and loneliness. 2010 was designated as the Year of the British Home Child. Three quilts were made in Canada with squares submitted by descendents of these British Home Children. This quilt comes to us from Alberta and was lovingly put together by Hazel Perrier, a descendent of British Home Children. It depicts the experiences of these children across the country. On display until the end of August at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 – 100th Street. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-7870430. • 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 250787-0430 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
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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-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 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 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. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45.Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/ Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00
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223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills. Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 785-3200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential.
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Peopl e of the Peace Jill Earl photo As apart of Tourist in Your Own Town Month Tourism Dawson Creek invited city councillors into the visitors centre on June 15 to interact with customers in a Councillor to Counsellor initiative. Tourism counsellor Katie Ashwell helps Coun. Cheryl Shuman direct visitors to their destinations. Brenda Piper photo The 13th Annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament was held last weekend at the Lone Wolf golf course in Taylor. The day was enjoyed by all from the youngest at 4 months. L-R Jon MacIntyre, Corey Munro, Steve Davidson, Megan Rutledge, James Rutledge, Easton Rutledge, and Ambie Verbruggen. Jay Morrison and Justin Anderson of Spectra Energy donated $5,000 to the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation’s Extreme Maternity Makeover last Wednesday. The money is slated for the purchase of three neonatal bassinettes.
Jill Earl photo Aleera Love, 4, gets her face painted as a cat at the Kids Carnival on June 12 in the Co-Op Mall’s parking lot. The carnival was a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Welcome back to the People of the Peace. This page will show up once a month to give our readers a chance to show themselves off. We welcome the new sponsor of the People of the Peace Page and that is Northeast BC Realty. With their sponsorship, we will get to see more great pictures of people in the peace. The Northeast News would like our loyal readers to continue sending their photos to us for use on our people page. Send us photos of your group doing fun things, local sporting events, or other activities you think people might want to know about to: firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to running your fantastic photos in the future! **Please include name and phone number with the photo, along with information as to what’s happening in the picture. Pictures can also be dropped off at the Northeast News offices in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
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