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Man on a journey to raise epilepsy awareness Concerned residents employ a variety of tactics to oppose landfill near Swan Lake

By Matthew Bains TUPPER – Residents of the rural community of Tupper, south of Dawson Creek, are using every means at their disposal to oppose an industrial landfill they feel threatens a priceless watershed. Those efforts have included circulating petitions, soliciting a letter-writing campaign and New Wetland Near DC organizing rallies to gain public support. Most - Story on Page 4 HST opponent confident recently, concerned residents have partnered - Page 3 with the Swan Lake Enhancement Society and the local office of Ducks Unlimited Canada to apply for the same 320 acres of Crown land that the landfill proponent, Secure Energy Services of Calgary, has applied for. “We’re forming a group, the Tupper WaterContributed photo keepers, for protection of the ecosystem,” said Concerned residents opposed to a landfi ll proposed near Swan Lake are fi ghting every way they Colleen Bordula, a resident who has helped to can, including by applying to lease the Crown land where the landfill would be built. organize the opposition. She said the land, about four kilometres south Residents also cite increased noise, traffic and come insolvent, whether through legal action or of Tupper near Swan Lake, would be used for the visual impact of the site as concerns. economic circumstances, that money would be wildlife conservation and could be developed Corey Higham, a business development rep- used to close and monitor the site according to with walking trails for the community and surFamilies Asking for Help resentative with Secure Energy Services, said hazardous waste regulations, if it could not conrounding area’s enjoyment. - Stories on environmental safety is a top priority for his tinue to operate or be sold to another operator. Leasing the land would also prevent the conPages 13 and 14 “There’s no chance this would just be left to struction of the proposed Heritage Secure Land- company. Residents question “The design work that’s gone into this site, be an orphan site and cause an environmental fi ll project, which would store oilfi eld and inregulators and the engineering that’s going into the design impact,” said Higham. dustrial waste. Area residents are not convinced - Page 5 The public comment period has concluded about the safety measures Secure Energy Ser- of the landfill itself, along with proper operavices is proposing and are worried that a leak tion, will ensure this project won’t have any im- for the provincial Environmental Assessment process. or flood would contaminate the watershed, af- pact on the environment,” he said. He added the release of water from the site Nicole Vinette, project assessment manager fecting not only wildlife, but groundwater wells and the types of materials accepted are strictly with the EA Office, said they have received used for human and livestock consumption. both petitions circulated by residents, but they “What we’ve said all along is we’re not try- regulated by the provincial government. Higham said producers in the area have asked have encouraged residents to write down and ing to stop them from building the landfill,” said Bordula. “We just want them to put it a non- for more options in oilfield waste disposal. He submit their specific concerns about the project. “Five main categories that we consider are residential area, away from water sources and cites the BC auditor general’s recent report on the Melanie Robinson photo potential liabilities associated with contaminated effects on the environment, economic preferably flat land.” Glennon Fenster, a Aventura, Florida resident, is biking from Miami to Anchorage, Alaska to raise awareness for epilepsy – a condition his effects, son has Tournament a Success oilfi eld sites and abandoned wells as another reasocial effects, heritage effects and health efShehad cites that according to the company’s own since he was two. This is the fifth year Fenster has done such trips for the cause. - Story on Page 26 this project is important for the area. fects that may occur during the lifecycle of a financial statements, Secure Energy Services is son being By Melanie Robinson year-old Aventura, Florida proposed in electrical signaling the brain. He saidGlenn thereFenster, would abe49about 12,000 to 15,000 project,” shein said. being sued by their competitor, CCS Midstream NORTHEAST – He’s been “through the storms resident who is now on his fifth cross country tour to As always, Fenster made his way to Nyle and ofof labour required to build each containVinette said they will be following up with $110 million in damages related tohavehours We’re on Services, of thefor southeast in America where tornadoes raise awareness for epilepsy. fered him help up when he came out of the seizure New trail in Tumbler ment “cell,” with multiple cells built over the other agencies on the claims that allegations of misused confi dential information taken the lives of people in Mississippi and ArkanIt started seven years ago when Fenster was on the – butgovernment this time was different. FACEBOOK! - See Pages 20 and 21 life of the landfi ll, as well as six employees some area families attempted to lease and other claims against previously employees sas, [he has] fought the winds of Texas and Oklaho- tennis court with his son, Nyle, who has been hav“This time my sonhad knocked my hand out of the the to operate the since landfihell was andtwo. many more truckland ininthe past. so I asked him ‘don’t you want help of CCS. She said if the project was approved ma, [he has] cleared the Colorado Rockies through ing seizures At the age of nine, way defiance, Toll Free: 1.877.787.7030 jobs was created. Higham said She and saidhethe Assessment the Salt City, [he has] up through Yellow-ing Nyle running down to takeina regards shot andto fellthe into up?’ saidEnvironmental ‘no,’” said Fenster. “So I asked Ofhim and then theLake company lost thegone lawsuit, the conFort St.on John: 250.787.7030 We’re lawsuit, the allegations are unfounded and they fi ce has until Oct. 16 to submit a filooked nal assessstone, into Montana where [he] crossed into Canada, a seizure. ‘how do you keep getting up?’ and he at me cern is they would have to abandon the landfi ll. 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HST opponent confident, MLA unwavering following Lekstrom’s resignation

By Matthew Bains NORTHEAST – Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom’s decision to resign from government over the HST has bolstered opponents of the tax shift, and has surprised one former colleague. “It’s a great day for democracy to be able to have our representative back representing us, rather than [representing] the government back to us,” said Alvin Stedel, a businessman in Dawson Creek who has been organizing the anti-HST petition in the Northeast region. He said he thinks it was inevitable that Lekstrom would change his position on the HST given the level of opposition in the South Peace. He said at last count they had garnered just over 5,000 signatures on the petition in the constituency, which is more than the 4,801 votes Lekstrom received in last year’s provincial election. “You’re better to change your mind and change your direction if you have plans on getting reelected, and I think Blair, once he saw there were more people who [signed] the petition than voted for him during the election …then it was time for him to take a second look.” Stedel said he wouldn’t be surprised to see other Liberal MLAs follow Lekstrom’s lead, but he said it would be better for them to decide before the petition is enacted into law. He said in Peace River North, they have garnered over 7,000 signatures, more than the nearly 4,000 votes MLA Patt Pimm received in the election. “He (Pimm) should certainly be having a look at that as well because it doesn’t bode well for his future elections unless he does something similar [to Lekstrom],” said Stedel. Pimm said he was shocked to learn of Lekstrom’s resignation only minutes before the announcement was made. He said he has known the former Dawson Creek mayor for many years and has worked closely with him since being elected as Peace River North MLA last year. However, he said he hasn’t changed his mind on the HST. “My decision won’t be to take the same direction that Mr. Lekstrom is going at this point in time,” said Pimm. “I was part of a decision that we (the government) made, and I’ll be part of that decision, and I guess I’ll have to deal with the repercussions of that decision.” He said he still believes the HST is a good tax system, but admitted the opposition to it has troubled members of his party. “I think everybody’s concerned, and obviously all of caucus is concerned as well when you see this kind of groundswell come out to a direction the government is going in.” Pimm sits on a Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives that would ultimately decide how to respond to the petition initiative should it receive the signatures of 10 per cent of registered voters in the 85 electoral districts in the province required to become law. The petition must be submitted before July 5 to Elections BC, who will then have 42 days to verify the signatures are valid. If so, the committee would have a maximum of 120 days from receiving the petition to introduce assitinum iliberesed it, od asi be a Bill. arumqu electo pos

Stedel said the faster the Bill is enacted the easier it will be to repeal the HST, and repay any payments made to the Province from Ottawa for implementing it. However, the government could decide to put the draft Bill to an initiative vote, which would happen on Sept. 24, 2011. Stedel said if that were to be the case, he could see the call to recall Liberal MLAs heat up. British Columbia is the only jurisdiction in Canada where a sitting MLA can be removed from office between elections via a recall. Any one registered voter Matthew Bains photo can initiate a recall petition in their electoral district, but Gary Homburg attempts to solicit signatures for the petition to repeal the HST in a resit needs 40 per cent of regis- taurant in Dawson Creek on June 16. An anti-HST organizer said he is confident the tered voters to sign it within petition initiative will be enacted into law, but Liberal MLA Pat Pimm said he stands 60 days to be successful. firm behind the decision to implement the new tax system. The earliest a recall application could be initiated for a current MLA is Nov. 12, 2010. Pimm said he’s aware of the calls for recalls in some districts, but said he is prepared to see the petition process through and deal with any consequences. He said he’s not going to let the fallout from the HST distract him from working on other issues important to his constituents.

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June 24, 2010

Residents say setback announcement doesn’t change much for homes near wells

By Matthew Bains PEACE REGION – Two Peace region residents representing groups that have been pushing for further setback distances for oil and gas wells say they are not impressed by the government’s recent announcement on the issue. Lois Hill, a member of Peace Environment and Safety Trustees (PEST) Society based in Farmington, said her group has been trying for more than seven years to get the setback distances increased near residences, and they were disappointed to hear those distances have not changed. “They can still, by law, drill a ‘sweet’ well within 80 metres of your house and a ‘sour’ well within 100 metres of your house (referring to the distinction between wells containing different concentrations of hydrogen sulphide gas),” said Hill. “We have an opportunity for dialogue now, but nevertheless, they can still place those wells as close as they want.” She was referring to the new 250-metre mediated drilling distance for residences, announced by Blair Lekstrom just two days before he resigned as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources due to the mounting public pressure over the HST. Hill said with multi-well pads becoming commonplace, leases are much bigger than they used to be. She said the largest pads can total up to 14 acres in size, and if the setback distance is measured from the first well drilled to the outside of a home, that could mean very little space between the home and the boundaries of the lease. There will also be an additional 250-metre “enhanced management area” from residences, which would require a

site assessment for safety and security, an established system for leak detection and control, and automated detection and shutdown for any new wells drilled within the combined 500 metre distance. However, Hill said she has not heard from the Oil and Gas Commission or the ministry what would be done differently than what is already required. “That’s nothing new. We’re very curious to find out what they mean about enhanced safety – they haven’t specified any details that are new.” Although she said the new 1,000-metre exclusion zone around schools and community centres is “a welcome change” and a “good start,” she said they were hoping with the advances in horizontal drilling that the distance would have been greater. She added existing wells and facilities, like the ones around Parkland Elementary School, will still be able to operate within 1,000 metres. A further 1,000 metre enhanced management area will be established for schools and community centres as well. Charlie Lake resident Rick Koechl said he was pleased to hear about the exclusion zone for schools, but not satisfied with the rest of the announcement. “It might have been much ado about not that much,” he said. “We know that the 100 metres is still engaged, which means nothing has changed, not for residents anyway.” Koechl is one of a group of residents that raised concerns with wells being drilled near their homes back in 2003. After a lengthy dispute and a lot of media attention, those residents and the company drilling in the area sat down and drafted a joint submission with recommended

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Two residents representing groups that have been following the issue closely say the recent announcement on setback distances changes little for oil and gas wells drilled near homes. This picture was taken of a home near Farmington in 2008. changes to regulations for the government to consider. One of those recommendations was a royalty reduction program to give industry an incentive for moving wells further away from homes. Koechl said he’s been promoting the idea ever since and had approached Lekstrom about it earlier this year. However, he said Lekstrom told him that royalty incentives are only used to increase revenues to the Crown. “The government has shirked its responsibility by not giving any kind of an incentive to us or to industry to do something better,” said Koechl. “It would have been one more tool that could have been accessed in a pinch, when we really need-

ed something more than just the baseline setback.” Graham Currie, corporate affairs leader for the OGC, said the new setback requirements will be enacted by the end of June. In regards to the enhanced management area, he admitted many of the safety requirements are already in place, but he said it’s a matter of making them binding and enforceable. Currie said there will be more announcements forthcoming about the OGC’s efforts to facilitate “long-term and ongoing air quality monitoring for the Peace region.”

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June 24, 2010

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Residents question federal regulators about approval process for gas plant

By Matthew Bains interest is made. an oral statement, or apply for intervener status, which alDAWSON CREEK – Affected residents had some Technical specialist Margaret McQuistan added the lows them to question other parties’ interventions and evitough questions for federal regulators when it came to the board provides the reasons for any decision on a project dence. McQuistan said all submissions made to the board approval process for a controversial gas processing plant in a written report. are a matter of the public record and are available on the to be built near Dawson Creek. Lien said the vast majority of applications made to the NEB’s website. Also, transcripts will be made in case of a Those residents invited specialists from the National NEB are approved, but he said that’s a function of compa- public hearing and a live webcast will be available online. Energy Board to speak to the process for Spectra Energy nies only applying when they feel there’s a strong case to Lien said if a public hearing is held, it would likely be Transmission’s proposed Dawson Processing plant on be made. However, he said approvals are always subject sometime in the fall. He said residents would be notiJune 14 in Dawson Creek. to a number of conditions imposed by the board, such an fied through direct mail or e-mail and through advertiseThe project involves the construction of a plant with a environmental impact mediation and further stakeholder ments in the local media. However, he admitted they had maximum processing capacity of 200 million cubic feet consultation. not done a good job advertising the June 14 meeting and of natural gas per day, built about 16 kilometres west of McQuistan explained there are currently nine board promised they would do better for any future meetings. Dawson Creek in Bessborough. members who make decisions on projects, although three Ken John, a member of the Peace Environment and members are assigned to every project. When asked, she Safety Trustees Society, asked if any new wells drilled to said some of those board members have backgrounds in supply the gas plant would be considered for cumulative the industry, but others have backgrounds in law, engienvironmental impacts. neering or environmental sciences. Lien said cumulative impacts are assessed under the CaShe said although the NEB receives most of its funding nadian Environmental Assessment Act, but it would have through levies paid by oil and gas companies, that funding to be determined that a specific impact, such as on air qual- is on a cost-recovery basis and does not influence board ity, would 800 – 106 Ave Dawson Creek, BC contribute to the same Dawson Creek Coin Laundry offers a impact of an associated convenient option for a household project(s). chore with our daily Drop-Off Service. Lien said the board Coin Operated - Coveralls considers have all the Self Wash - Showers evidence beFully Attended - Duvets fore it, with New Machines - Soft Water advisement Corporate Accounts - Drop off Service Matthew Bains photo from experts on staff such A group of concerned residents gathered at the Best Western Inn in Dawson Creek on June 14 to **Keep chemicals out of your home machines and let us take care of your industrial cleaning. as himself, question representatives from the National Energy Board on the regulatory approval process for a when con- gas plant proposed in Bessborough. Clothes to Coveralls. Rugs, Blankets, and Duvets, Camping Gear, sidering enCome see us for all your laundry needs. vironmental impacts, but does not conduct its own field decisions. studies or research. McQuistan said the board has yet to decide if SpecOpen Daily 8 am - 9 pm John pressed the NEB representatives on what the board tra’s project will require a public hearing, but a decision Self-Wash or Drop Off – We can help! would consider to be unacceptable risks to residents and is expected soon. She said the environment. the company has actually “At what stage does our government say enough is requested a public hearing enough, this is an unacceptably adverse effect, to the en- due to concerns it has heard vironment, to the locals, whatever – how do you come up from residents and she enwith a decision?” he asked, adding the economic benefit couraged residents to write Limited time OnLy, Hurry in! seems to be the overriding factor. letters to the board to supLien replied there is no standard criterion for determin- port a public hearing if they Limited time OnLy, Hurry in! ing what impacts would be deemed unacceptable, because desired one. each project is assessed on its own merits. However, he If a hearing is held, resisaid an environmental assessment is done before any dents can submit written broader decision on whether the project is in the public comments, request to make

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There’s no reason for a senior living in any community, whether it’s in the Northeast or not, to loose their sense of independence simply because they’ve gotten older. You often hear of people at the ripe age of 90-something living on their own, maintaining their properties, and doing it well. That in itself is completely awesome. When you look at the work the Northern Rockies Seniors Society in Fort Nelson is doing, one is reminded again that seniors love a nice day out just as much as the next person. The bus service the Society offers the community is worthy of recognition for sure. Just $5 gives residents 55 and over and those with mobility issues an opportunity to run as many errands as they want. And seniors are taking advantage of that – more than 318 rides were bought during the month of March. In Fort St. John, Abbeyfield House offers a different sense of independency – an option for those wanting to still live on their own, to continue to do so in a way. Residents at the home rent rooms and are free to come and go as they please while, at the same time, group activities and meals are organized to encourage social interaction. This service, however, can’t continue without the commitment of volunteers at the organization. From an hour to multiple times a month, whatever people can commit can make a huge difference to the houses residents but also to you as well.* Those are just two examples, of what are sure to be many both in the Northeast and across our nation. You’re only as young as you feel, as the saying goes, and well, these two projects prove just that. * More on this initiative in the next issue of the Northeast News.

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I’ll be blunt. After enjoying last year, one of the most productive Parliamentary sessions in Canadian history in terms of legislation passed, and after serving with the longest-lasting minority Parliament in history, this “congested” session in the House of Commons has been very tough. But a lot can change in a week. As Government House Leader, my job is to shepherd legislation through the House of Commons. It requires engaging the opposition parties in negotiation, co-operation, some compromise, and a huge dose of patience. Throughout this past week, it paid off. The biggest pay off came with the passage of Bill C-9, our Conservative Government’s Jobs and Economic Growth legislation. The 2010 Budget, critical to Canada’s fragile economic recovery, is now being debated in the Senate on track to becoming law. Another big win came with an agreement, following intense negotiations

with the opposition parties, to pass jump the queue and play the system with certain aspects of Bill C-23, which our bogus refugee claims. And in yet a further compromise, all Conservative Government had introparties, with the exception duced to eliminate pardons of the New Democrats, for those convicted of sex signed a deal regarding crimes. the release of government It was urgent that we documents related to the pressed upon the opposition transfer of Afghan detainthe need to pass this legislaees, striking the balance tion in order to ensure that between national security, no sexual predators, includthe safety of our troops ing Karla Holmolka, are and Parliament’s right able to apply for a pardon By Jay Hill to examine information. over the summer months. Unfortunately, the NDP Compromise was also the order of the day when working closely put partisanship before public interest with the opposition parties to secure and had organized to meet with the mepassage of Bill C-11. Our Government dia to tell them they were rejecting the introduced this legislation to preserve deal even before they had seen the final the integrity of Canada’s refugee and agreement. It also took co-operation with the Libimmigration system. It will enhance fairness to refugees genuinely seeking erals to overcome NDP resistance to the shelter from conflict and oppression, passage of Bill C-2, the Canada-Columyet crack down on those who attempt to bia Free Trade Agreement. After exten-

sive debate and examination the legislation is now before the Senate. The agreement will provide greater access to a market of 45 million people for Canadian exporters of wheat, pulses, barley, paper products and heavy equipment. Colombia is also a strategic destination for Canadian investment, especially in mining, oil exploration, printing and education. MPs also passed Bill, C-24, legislation that will help First Nations move forward with commercial developments and Bill C-13, Fairness for Military Families, which will enhance access to Employment Insurance benefits for our soldiers and their families. And finally, we passed Bill C-40, legislation to enact Oct. 1 as National Seniors Day. In all, in the span of just one week, the House of Commons passed eight government bills. This was a good week in Canada’s Parliament.


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June 24, 2010

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Stand up for region A good name for the Enerplex facility

Editor: I attended the Fort St. John council meeting on June 14 to listen to Area C director Arthur Hadland talk to council with a presentation for the preservation of the Peace River Valley in question, which would succumb to the Site C dam if it were to proceed. I congratulate him on his thorough, enlightening presentation. Mayor Bruce Lantz spoke of their powerless voice to change the Hydro procedure as it is not their jurisdiction. I challenge the Peace River Regional District of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and all outlying villages that it is in your jurisdiction to shout and be counted if you wish to be. Where is the personal will to speak out to be heard over this so important topic effecting our near climate, recreation and natural beauty, not mentioning all the other obvious losses. You could guarantee Alberta machinery and workers would tender better to get the job, this happens too often in other big projects. WAC Bennett talked of three dams on the Peace River in time, the third is due to start next spring near Dunvegan. We must preserve at all costs what there is left for our children and their children or there will be no mighty Peace River – just a decaying valley of dams. No more Peace River Country, Peace Reservoir Country instead all useless and silted in by 2,100 – what ridiculous, short cited times we live in. Nick Parsons Farmington

Editor: Regarding the June 11 edition of the Northerner about re-naming the Enerplex. The Olympic speed skating oval in Fort St. John was built for the Olympic gold hopefuls and a home office for the Morrison’s. The Olympic speed skating oval in Richmond, BC was decommissioned after the 2010 Olympics for the benefit of Fort St. John’s skating oval. Anyone serious about long track speed skating in British Columbia will have to travel to and reside in the Energetic City. We already have a network of ads established by McDonald’s Restaurants, Excel Gum products and other sponsors for the world’s best “gold medal” Denny Morrison. What we need now is a name for the Enerplex that is worthy of its fame as a training centre, a speed skating school created by Jay and Denny Morrison and their family’s efforts. I am not surprised by the selective publication of the one-sided opinion to the name the Enerplex the Ross H. MacLean Centre, a choice no doubt approved by a Dawson Creek associate editor. I am sure Ross H. MacLean did well for amateur hockey in Fort St. John, however students and long track hopefuls from other countries or the Lower Mainland that are flying to Fort St. John from Vancouver International might be asking ‘who the heck is Ross H. MacLean?’ We have all seen the Denny Morrison television commercials for McDonald’s and Excel gum. So name the Enerplex the MGM Centre or MGM Oval

Thank-you to the Northeast Editor: I am writing to thank the people of Northeast, BC for your continued support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you for bringing your passion to the Relay For Life in support of cancer patients and their families. The Relay For Life is made possible through a tremendous commitment by the volunteer leadership team. This dedicated group brings a collective energy to the Relay that culminates with a true community event. Thank you also to the donors, sponsors and participants whose contributions enable the Canadian Cancer Society to continue its mission to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those people living with cancer.

In 2009, nearly 1,200 northern residents stayed at a Canadian Cancer Society lodge, more than $103,000 in financial aid was distributed to 122 northerners, 173 wigs and headwear were provided to northern cancer patients and 26 northern children and family members attended Camp Goodtimes at no cost. Thank you again for fighting back against cancer, a disease that touches two in five Canadians. Should you like more information or wish to make a donation, please call our local office at (250) 7850903. Margaret Jones-Bricker Manager, Northern Region Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia/Yukon Division

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– short for Morrison Gold Medal Centre or oval or Morrison GM Place – short for Morrison Gold Medal Place. Sponsors could then run ads like “when you come to the Energetic City to excel, bring your American Express, your Visa and Mastercard Gold, because in Fort St. John we take our speed skating seriously and we only accept gold.” That would bring in real money for the Enerplex. You couldn’t do something like that with the name Ross H. MacLean because he didn’t bring home the gold and the Enerplex is all about long track and sponsorship money, see what I mean. We also need a canvas banner made up with the above “name or names” hanging in front of the Enerplex before the Canada Day and Allan Cup parade that will be covered by Shaw and TSN, a combination of the Allan Cup trophy and Denny Morrison’s gold medal. As far as more sponsorship money, I think ‘Denny’s Restaurant Chain’ is still available. Another one of my favourite places to eat and they already have a burger with the Olympians name on it – the ‘Denny burger.’ For Ross H. MacLean, they can make up a really nice plaque with all his accomplishments and have it displayed in the foyer of the Enerplex. Then everyone is happy. Mike J. Rockeyfeller

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Fort St. John 100 years ago

Frank Beatton lived at the Hudson’s Bay Post on the north shore of the Peace River and kept entries of daily life in early Fort St. John. The recordings of this early Hudson’s Bay Company Factor have been digitized by The Cemetery Seekers and brought home to Fort St. John. This project was funded by the North Peace Savings and Credit Union. Over 4,000 images were photographed at the provincial archives in October 2008. Excerpts from June 1910 Thursday June 16 Same as yesterday. F. Anderson left for Moberly Lake. Friday June 17 The Perry outfit left for Pine River this morning along with Joe Appassasin. Dry weather. Saturday June 18 Self in store, Fields in office, Joe looking up horses. Taylor hired to work for Mr. Campbell. Sunday June 19 Father Joice & J. B. Lind left for Dunvegan. Monday June 20 Started to rain this morning and continued all day. Very little doing. Mr. Fields in office. Self making out Indent for next outfit. Tuesday June 21 Rain again this morning. Self sowed some oats. Joe harrowing with Old Bill. Mr. Fields in office. Closed up towards noon. Wednesday June 22 A fine clear day. Self cleaning up store. Fields in office, Joe at

potatoes. Taylor and Bob went up the river to get out logs for Mr. Campbell. River rising. Thursday June 23 Self in garden. Joe at potatoes. Fields in office. Continues very fine weather, river still coming up. Friday June 24 Busy as before. River very high. Saturday June 25 Joe off looking for horses. Self hoeing potatoes. F. Anderson and Charlie, also Baptista and a white man arrived from up the S. Pine River. Sunday June 26 Mr. Lynn and partner arrived from Edmonton with pack horses on their way to Fort Graham. Monday June 27 Mr. Lynn went up to camp on the hill. Fine clear day. River falling. Tuesday June 28 Self out looking for horses and found the old team. Taylor and Charlie came down with a raft of logs. Wednesday June 29 Self out looking up horses again. Mr. Lynn left for Fort Graham. C. Calishen to accompany him. Thursday June 30 Self at odd jobs. Knudson and Bob arrived from up the South Pine River. Looks like rain. The Beatton Journals and other documents can be viewed digitally at the North Peace Museum. Inquiries: (250) 787-0430.

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peak production over the summer, so they have no make-work projects planned to keep staff working. He said the workers at the plant are an important part of the community and anything other employers could do to support them would be appreciated. Despite the struggles of LP, overall the forestry industry in the Northeast has faired much better than in many other parts of the province, said Dale Morgan, district manager for the Peace File photo Forest District of the Ministry While the Louisiana Pacific plant in Dawson Creek of Forests and Range. The Peace is expecting to lay off some of its workers over the Forest District is the combined summer months, the forestry industry in the North- Dawson Creek and Fort St. John east remains strong. timber supply areas and tree farm licences, comprising an area of By Matthew Bains about 7.6 million hectares. PEACE REGION – More bad news for He said volume harvested is a good indiemployees at Louisiana Pacific’s Dawson cator of the health of the industry and that Creek oriented strand board manufacturing number has remained fairly consistent in the plant, as a number of them are being laid off last few years. over the summer. “In the Northeast, we’ve kind of mainManager Shawn Trottier said at the begin- tained ourselves,” said Morgan. “We went ning of June management decided to reduce through the downturn and people still conthe number of staff at the plant to about 25 tinued to log.” from about 90 until possibly the end of July. He said in terms of timber supply, the “It’s tough to speak with any certainty Peace Forest district has seen less devastaaround that because market conditions could tion from the mountain pine beetle than other change,” said Trottier. “They changed pretty districts, with about 36 per cent of forests berapidly in June for us – we predicted maybe ing affected. He added licencees logging coa one or two week curtailment and that got nifers are trying to focus on pine beetle-killed extended as the prices and demand continued wood wherever it makes sense to do so. to decline.” Many forests in the district have mixed He said the plant was already operating at stands of pine, spruce and aspen, so that cona 50 per cent production schedule and has tributes to the resilience and abundance of been for most of the last year as well. The harvestable stands, said Morgan. plant experienced a prolonged curtailment “I think our timber supply in the North, over the winter from mid-November until based on current assumptions, is very robust, March, during which 65 employees saw tem- and we’ve got a good future of timber.” porary layoffs. “What we’re waiting for is the return to a healthier economy in the United States, where the majority of our product goes,” he said. “We need housing starts and renovation projects to get going with some steam.” The Organizing Committee would like to thank the followHe said the supply chain ing local Sponsors, Supporters and all the Volunteers for for OSB in North America is helping us make the 8th Annual Wheels in Motion Event oversupplied, and for smaller a huge success. We raised over $8,000.00 to help support mills like his that focus on people with spinal cord injuries. value-added products, the im-

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Residents of Fort Nelson were delighted to be part of the unveiling of the new bus used to transport seniors and those with mobility issues around the community, made possible through a donation by the Cooper family. From left: Glenn Collins, Linda Carter, Shannon Cooper, Kelly Cooper, Joan Cooper, Barry Mould, Sheila Mould, Cameron Cooper, Eddie Cooper, Milton Cooper, Colleen Nadorozny and Cathy Dolan By Melanie Robinson FORT NELSON – Seniors in the community and area will be riding first class when it comes to local transportation. Following a donation by the Cooper family, the Northern Rockies Seniors Society has purchased a brand new bus as part of the programs it offers those 55 and over. The donation by the family, said Colleen Navorozny, on the transportation committee, was totally unexpectwo7044_DealerRecruit_5x7:Layout 1 6/18/10 11:25 ed when the family showed their interest in helping the cause.

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Apie r? um volup n pro cum m ea pre is ta im id tem enis itatis mo il iq ni beaqu u dis que d e lo v from the program are staying in the com-ciaecup re olum fug in cum a luptatet, seque si ia ucitation tu e voluptia tust reribus si simolu tatium eium is ea a si ad quid tur?Riti offictat il s munity to use their skills. sumque so unda aborem reri tinus p is ta e im ri in q sq u b c a u tur, nemo lu uae optaq t es volo sa volorrov repedi no uodite cuptatia “This is just a start of what’s goingvendeles ut qputur molest aspernam por id quam re si m ti o q a lu u n p o u e o e s dignate ntiunto c stium dit occum stis cupti icii aut la de on m harita um to happen with the Enerplex,” he said. inullup ta scil inimi, odicia bita dolorrov venemped excearc se quo bearu tusam si dolupis q s mos id min peri e occus it i hita b d m la o fu le b “It’s going to open so many doors for the uiae omm gitioria v busae re o s re d e h re m e ss n o it lupta iusd i aut omn laut olores cim at ra cum od nosa nob pe nem. a e e is volorib is as que perum c n ti d people in this community. a c e u Itatem es s mil il il is si tempo Bo. 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Enerplex a community campus By Melanie Robinson FORT ST. JOHN – High school students in School District 60 have the opportunity to be part of a unique opportunity in the future. Starting in September 2011, a new community campus will open at the Enerplex and on June 15, both the City of Fort St. John and the school district signed a 30-year agreement to that effect. The campus will offer “limitless” opportunities, said district board chair Gordon Anderson. “All the things that can take place in the Enerplex – the training, the sciences, the sports, the home grown students that we will go through this process is just limitless,” he said. “We probably haven’t even thought of a lot of things yet that can possibly take place, these things have a way of just generating themselves once they get started.” The project was one of three options the district considered, others of which included expanding four elementary schools at a cost of over $15 million, expanding North Peace Secondary School, while reconfiguring grades, at a cost of more than $8 million and the use of the Enerplex at a cost of $5.3 million. The use of the Enerplex allows the district to renovate space within the facility for such programs as municipal water and ice operations, food training/ catering and event planning, among others – but their not limiting the programs that would be considered. Having the training done locally will also help with recruitment and retention,

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Smith said her researched showed the procedure was being performed in India and Kuwait, for example, but not in Canada. The Macleans’ article documents the struggles of other MS patients tryingDay to receive the procedure in Canada. Canada is a welcome summer holiday. It’s a time to get “When Canada takeswith a wait and see hard to our waitgreat and see when you together family andattitude, friendswell andit’s celebrate country. a battle with multiple sclerosis has left her don’t know how bad you might get,” said Smith, fighting back tears as she spoke. with no choice. She said she she might to the go overseas great expenseoftoour have the proceAsthought we proudly reflhave ect on beauty at and vastness nation, The new bus has 14 seats and the abil- been sooner than we thought, it might Friends of Smith have organized a ben- dure, but sheitfound a medical centre in New York that will perform it. She said it can be is important to pay tribute to our men and women in uniform. ity to hold up to five wheelchairs, along have been a very long process.” efit concert to raise money so she can reas cheap as $5,000, but depends on the procedure. She said they insert a dye into her veins with luggage, and is equipped with air That, however, is not a concern, and ceive a new treatment in the United States, to determine if there is a blockage and then they perform a balloon angioplasty to clear the It is thanks to their bravery and sacrifi ces that we enjoy the conditioning to keep the passengers cool now seniors 55 plus and any members of which could cost upwards of $5,000. blockage. It may require stents (artificial ‘tubes’) to be inserted, which cost $2,000 each, on those warm days. the community with mobility issues are freedoms we have as Canadians each and every day. explained she and was more diagnosed with so that’s where the cost is unkown. It replaces an older bus the society has She riding in style, comfortably, in 2000, Smith said she’s not expecting a miracle but any alleviation of the symptoms would be used since 2008, but due to its size andMS than ever though before.looking back she reTo those soldiers, their families, and to all of you, members experiencing warning signs witha marked improvement. mechanical problems, options were lim*** you aplay safeitand Happy Canadanot Day. out knowing the cause.Rockies Seniors Soci- “It’s kind of like the lottery – Iifwish you never you’re guaranteed to win, and if ited. The Northern “The attack I had when I found out I had you play it, you’re probably not going to win, but you at least have a chance,” she said. In fact, the previous bus is still at a ga- ety’s next campaign is to work towards MS was I couldn’t talk, and when I did talk To help her pay for the surgery, her friends are putting on a benefit concert at Unchagah Hon. Jay Hill, P.C., M.P. rage getting work done and the society an Assisted Living Facility in the town – Prince George –Anderson Peace River explained the evening will feature perforit was like I was drunk, my words were Hall on June 23 at 7 p.m. Joanne Contributed photo would have been without a bus for the something Fort Nelson presently doesn’t the Government slurred, my residents. balance was really mances from local countryLeader andofgospel acts. in the House of Commons A one benefit last month had the new not conshownreally have for itsand senior Phone: 250-787-1194 |soCall Toll Free: 1-800-661-1183 250-787-1195 bad,” said Smith. She said admission will be by donation, people are encouraged| toFax: give as much as cert has been up. Navorozny said in the past a number Email: jayhill@telus.net However, she said, the symptoms are they can afford. organized for Seniors pay $5 to use the bus and it of people didn’t stay in the community rang- got Cheryl Smithandwideas they will take them wherever they want ing. Dawson to as many stops as theyofwant in the com- older, but “L a t e l y has who munity – round trip. Creek, that been re- so hasstarted, struggled When the program first Navor-I’vechanged, ally shaky,” with multiple ozny said there were only 10 people that the need is said. for sclerosis forre-she growing used it in the first month, but more than dura “Thethefatigue cently, 318 people usedmore the service services decade. (Left): ing the month of March – and she expectsis ahorrible, facility Just some of you’re that number to keep growing. wouldjust offer. theeveryday perfor“Some people go out now,tired all “ P ethe ople mances they just like to ride the bus,” at shethe said,time.are You staying concert. store, thewake adding spots like the grocery here, uptheir tired, post office and the doctors are some of kids and are when have astops. shower, you have lay get downhere, and resttheir theyou popular “Some will tojust afteron thetoshower.” go for a coffee or just drive around g r a n d k i d s Now available She she’sit’s in aa relapsing andfor remitting on said the bus, social thing lots of stage areof thehere, on ALL Civic models! disease and takes daily injections to slow down thethey’re frequen- repeople.” cy of the attacks. 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New trail in Tumbler Ridge flaunts mighty Bergeron Falls

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The view from the top isn’t bad either, although the climb to get there is challenging.

Matthew Bains photos

(From left to right) Tim Bennett with the provincial Ministry of Tourism, Jerrilyn Schembri with the District of Tumbler Ridge, Linda Helm with the Wolverine and Nordic Mountain Society and Anthony Everett with Northern BC Tourism cut a ribbon to officially open the new Bergeron Falls Hiking Trail on Jan. 19.

By Matthew Bains TUMBLER RIDGE – A new hiking trial circling the mighty Bergeron Falls near Tumbler Ridge was officially unveiled on June 19.

Opportunities Program, which helped put displaced forestry workers back to work. Bennett and Dunne-za Ventures LP, a local, community-owned First Nations business, identified three such workers, who helped to design the trail last year. “The lion’s share of the actual creation of the trail took place last year under that program,” said Helm. “It worked out just fantastically for us.” He said some final design work was completed this spring to get it ready for the grand opening. He added the gravel access road leading to the trail needed repairs, and the community steeped up to help out. He said three district councilors – Kelly McManus, DarMatthew Bains photo win Wren and Doug Beale – conHikers can now feel the cool mist hit their faces tributed private donations towards at the base of Bergeron Falls thanks to the new repairing the road, and local contrail. tractor Roy Barrett did the grating at a discounted price. After nearly two years of work, the 11-kilometre long Bergeron Falls Hiking Story continued on Page 21 Trail, leading up to one of the highest waterfalls in northern British Columbia, was completed earlier this year. Volunteers with the Wolverine and Nordic Mountain Society (WNMS) beAnnual Municipal Report Meeting gan the work back in 2008 Monday, June 28, 2010 by planning out the route. 6:00 p.m. Dr. Charles Helm with the City Hall Council Chambers Society explained there was an existing trail to the top of The City of Fort St. John invites the public to attend the falls, but they wanted to a meeting on June 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to receive the Annual Municipal Report. expand on that. The purpose of this meeting is to review the annual “We just realized that just report and to receive submissions and questions taking people to the top of from the public. the falls, they were just getting a quarter of the fun,” The municipal report includes the 2010 goals and said Helm. “If we could objectives, update on 2009 goals and objectives, 2009 audited financial statements, and a report on build a circular route that permissive property taxes. Copies of the report are incorporates the canyon available at City Hall or on the City’s website at and getting into the foot of www.fortstjohn.ca. the falls, it’s just so much more spectacular from the Any inquiries regarding this public meeting may be directed to Janet Prestley, Director of bottom.” Legislative and Administrative Services at (250) Ironically, the effort ac787-8153. tually benefitted from the global economic recession. The Society worked with Tim Bennett, recreation officer for the Peace region with the provincial government, on an application to a joint federal-provincial Job

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NEW TRAIL IN TUMBLER RIDGE FLAUNTS MIGHTY BERGERON FALLS CONTINUED

The District of Tumbler Ridge also provided a free lunch during the opening hike, and councilor Don McPherson and his friend Brian Milbak took some of the participants back to town via their speedboats on the Murray River where the trail intersects. “Every time they (the Society) open up a trail like this it’s a gift to not only our community, but to everybody who comes into town and makes use of these trails,” said acting mayor Jerrilyn Schembri, who took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the trail. “This group

“It’s amazing the things that are going on here.” Helm said the Society will soon host a tour of the trail for media including the BBC and the Vancouver Sun, which they hope will bring international attention to the area. “What we’re doing today is really just the beginning because pretty soon Bergeron Falls is going to be all over the world.” The Society will also be offering guided tours for the public throughout the summer. For more information, visit them online at www.wnms.pris.ca.

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Dipper Falls is just one of the other natural attractions one can access from the new Bergeron Falls Hiking Trail. doesn’t even know the word, ‘impossible’ – they’re always out there and they’ll take on any challenge.” Bergeron Falls is undoubtedly the climax of the trail, but other natural wonders that can be accessed off the main trail include the smaller Volmer Falls and Dipper Falls, the Hidden Valley, and Scalpel Ridge. Hikers are cautioned along the way to take care when crossing the wooden bridge across Bergeron Creek, and when viewing Bergeron Falls from the top of the cliffs. Helm said beginners may struggle with the steep inclines in some parts of the trail. He added, as with all of their trails, the Society recommends hiking in groups and letting others know your whereabouts and expected time to return. Bennett and Anthony Everett, CEO of Northern BC Tourism, were on hand for the trail opening and praised the volunteers and workers for their efforts in creating a tourist attraction for the town, the region, and the province to enjoy. “This trial, as well as all the other trails in this area, are a huge benefit to the Northeast,” said Bennett. “I wish you knew how many times I talked about Tumbler Ridge in my day to day life,” added Everett.

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Rural directors pushing for direct meat sales in remote areas

By Matthew Bains Area E (outside of Chetwynd), the closPEACE REGION – Rural directors est option for them is Lawrence Meats with the Peace River Regional District or the auction market in Dawson Creek, are urging the Province to allow cattle meaning they have to travel up to 150 ranchers in remote areas of the Peace kilometres one way. He said that entails region to slaughter their animals and the cost of trucking the animals, which sell the meat directly to local consum- also adds to the stress of the animals ers. and affects the quality of the meat. Electoral Area E Director Tim Caton Electoral Area B director Karen Goodexplained the ings said motion, passed producat a regular ers in Pink board meetMountain, ing on June 10, for examwas prompted ple, might by amendments have to the government travel even made to meat lifurther. cences back on “It’s the April 23. A new transportapilot program altion, the lows producers cost, the in remote areas c a r b o n of Bella Coola, footprint – the Powell River everything Regional Disabout it trict and Haida just does Contributed photo not Gwaii to obtain make two new classes Directors with the Peace River Regional District any sense of licences to would like local ranchers in remote areas to be per- at all,” said sell their meat mitted to sell their meat directly to consumers. Goodings. directly to conB o t h sumers, or to retail establishments with said they don’t believe food safety is an geographic restrictions, with some re- issue when it comes to local ranchers strictions on the amount of meat sold. selling meat to their neighbours. “It just kind of picked at some of us “The majority of the problems that that we were not included in their proj- we’ve experienced in the last number of ects as far as the new licences,” said Ca- years is because of the centralization of ton. “Why not the Peace River Region?” slaughter facilities and large meat packHe said the region has many ranch- ing plants,” said Caton. ers but only two licenced slaughter faGoodings said many consumers are cilities – Lawrence Meats in Dawson conscious of where there meat comes Creek, and the Gate-To-Plate mobile from and how the cattle were raised and unit near Fort St. John. fed. She added allowing direct sales “The new meat regulations that came may allow more local consumers to out two years ago basically did away have a connection to where their food with all of our small, custom meat cut- comes from. ting/slaughter facilities.” Roy Burseth, president of the Cypress Caton said for producers in Electoral Creek Cattlemen’s Association in Pink

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FOR SALE Kenmore 8.7 cu ft upright freezer. New asking $300.00 Call: 250-262-4307 Please leave a message. White 2009 KIA Spectra 17,500km includes all weather tires. Asking $15,000.00 Phone: 250788-8841, leave a message.

3 Horse Angel Haul horse trailer and equalizer hitch. Asking $4,500.00. For more info call: 1-250-540-5611 To view call: 250-789-2263 1995 Chevy Blazer LS, 4x4, 4 door, rebuilt transmission, new fuel tank and battery. 50% on Michelin winter tires. Asking $2,700.00 Call: 250-827-3542 1978 Mobile home 14x66. New siding and windows, two bedrooms and one large bathroom. Replaced cabinets and roof. $30,000.00 OBO Call: 250-793-0695

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ANTIQUE TRUCK FOR SALE Estate sale for Community Living requires 1928 Chevrolet Utility ½ ton Residential If you are a positive person Job Training is provided. ApplicantsCare must beWorkers. 19 years of age. pickup 4energetic cylinder 171 CID An attractive benefit package is available upon completion of an Certifi written appraisal and would like a career empowering the lives ofedindividuals with eligibility period. at $10,650.00. Reasonable development disabilities, apply in person at: Valid Class 5 Drivers LicenseAssociation is required The Fort St John

1995 27 ft Gulfstream Ultra Motorhome. Class C 49,200 miles, generator and air conditioner. Good condition, sleeps six. Asking $21,000.00. Call: 250-7870497

Tanner garage sale June 26 & 27th 9am - 4pm 9854 Cecil Lake Road 5 km North, .5 km East. Fabric, yarn and craft stuff.

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RESPITE CARE 10251 100th Ave. WOULD YOU BEPROVIDER? INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RESPITE CARE PROVIDER? Fort St. John 8:30 am 4:30 pm Respite Care Providers give families a break by spending a few hours or an overWOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOME SHARE PROVIDER? night period with the family who lives with a developmental disability. Respite Care Providers give families a break by spending a few hours or an overCall 250-787-9262 for more information Do you feel you may possess the qualities and the desire to open your home to a night period with the family who lives with a developmental The Fort St. John Association for Community Living recruits, screens and disability. person with a developmental Or disability? Fort web St John site: Association for visitTheour www.fsjacl.com approves respite providers to work as contractors. Families choose their

FORT ST JOHN ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

Community Living is currently taking resumes for Home Share Providers. This opportunity is open to both male and female applicants and a financial compensation package is provided.

Valid Class 5 Drivers License is required

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The from Forttheir St. John Association Living recruits, and caregivers pool and train them for withCommunity regards to the specific abilitiesscreens of their family member. The providers Fort St. John for Community Living choose their approves respite to Association work as contractors. Families supports and monitors ensure a safe inclusive caregivers fromrespite their providers pool andtotrain them withand regards to the specific abilities of environment for all. member. The Fort St. John Association for Community Living their family supports and monitors respite providers to ensure a safe and inclusive

are interested in this rewarding opportunity contact: Job Training is provided. Applicants must be 19 years ofIf you age. An attractive environment for all. Home Share Coordinator Pat Taylor, Home Share Coordinator benefit packagePatisTaylor, available upon completion of an eligibility period. @ 250-787-9262 ext #224

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ENERPLEX FIRST FLOOR CONCESSION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Fort St. John is currently seeking proposals for the operation of the first floor concession at the Enerplex. Proposal documents are available for pick up at City Hall, 10631 -100 Street or at the Enerplex at 9324 - 96 Street during normal business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday and on the City website at www.fortstjohn.ca. Submissions are to be clearly marked as “Enerplex Concession Proposal”, and sent to ATTN: Debbie Callison, Recreation Manager to the City Hall 10631- 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Z5. Electronic proposals will be accepted and must be confirmed received at enerplex@fortstjohn.ca prior to the deadline. Proposals must be received by 2:00 pm local time July 6, 2010 to be considered. Additional information may be provided by Debbie Callison, Recreation Manager at (250) 794-3271 or via email at dcallison@fortstjohn.ca.


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Local 448 is looking for any members that were employed at the Tembec Chetwynd Operations between January 2005 and April 2009. Regarding the CEP Local 448, Defense Fund. Please send contact information to cep448@telus.net, or call 250-719-0274 C.E.P. Local 448 Executive

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Posting Circular: Job-1532 Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor Position Job 1532 Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor (Temporary) Closing Date: July 2, 2010 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: lbrooks@spcrs.ca • Please include Competition # 1532 with resume • This position is open to female and male applicants • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position requires union membership For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at www.spcrs.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Posting Circular: Job-1531 Supported Child Care Consultant Position – Dawson Creek Job 1531: Supported Child Care Consultant – Dawson Creek (Temporary) Closing Date: July 2, 2010 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator Fax: (250) 782 4167 • E-mail: lbrooks@spcrs.ca • Please include Competition # 1531 with resume. • This position is open to female and male applicants. • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. • This position requires union membership. For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at www.spcrs.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

Public Notice Fee Increase - Waste Disposal Effective July 1, 2010 tipping fees for waste disposal at landfills and select transfer stations will be increasing. The higher fees are intended to encourage recycling and waste reduction, as well as reduce taxes necessary to fund the Regional District’s solid waste program. Fee examples include: Regular waste, such as household garbage, segregated metals and wood waste: from $30/tonne to $35/tonne. Controlled waste, such as vehicle hulks, demolition and construction waste: from $60/tonne to $70/tonne. Restricted waste, such as commercial cardboard, asbestos, livestock/ wildlife animal carcasses: from $90/tonne to $105/tonne For a complete listing of fees and other charges scheduled in Solid Waste Disposal Fee By-law No. 1900, 2010, please visit www.prrd.bc.ca or call the Peace River Regional District at: (250) 784-3200 or 1-800-670-7773


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Dawson Creek, BC Career Opportunity Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technologist

The Peace River Regional District has a challenging position for an energetic and enthusiastic person with GIS skills. The ideal candidate must have technical skills in GIS, Cartography and Computer Programming. Must be team oriented, flexible and possess strong organizational and communication skills. The GIS Technologist is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of digital geographic data of the organization, such as the 911House Numbering database and PRRD cadastre. The technologist will also be involved in corporate access to GIS data, web-based GIS application development & maintenance, mapping support for Emergency Planning, Field Services and Development Services. Applications used by this position include Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) & Mapping, GIS software and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). This full-time union position reports to the GIS Coordinator, for a 35 hour work week with a $27.06/hr wage (2010) and a full benefits package. Qualifications/Experience: • Minimum qualification is Grade 12 graduation with demonstrated superior skills in Mapping and GIS or GIS certificate or University degree. • Preferred candidate has 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience Experience using CAD software (AutoCad and MicroStation), database programming in MS-Access and SQL Server. • Programming languages such as VB, VBA and Java is preferred. • In-depth knowledge of GIS software and applications, and cartographic principles and practices. Applications with Cover Letter and Resume marked “GIS Technologist” will be received by Bruce Simard, General Manager of Development Services, until 4:30 p.m. July 2nd, 2010 at: Peace River Regional District Box 810, 1981 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8 Fax: 250-784-3201 Email: prrd_dc@prrd.bc.ca Web site: www.prrd.bc.ca We thank you for your interest in the PRRD, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Applications via email, fax or mail will be accepted

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Request for Request for Proposal Proposal Northern Lights College, Workforce Training Department in Dawson Creek BC, is requesting proposals for the contract delivery of Northern Lights Workforce Department in DawClass 1, Class 2,College, Class 3 and Class 4Training Professional Driver Training. son Creek BC, is requesting proposals for the contract delivery of Class 1, Class will 2, Class 3 and Class Professional Driverdelivery, Training. The contractor be responsible for 4 the classroom theory in-truck driver training as well as all aspects of safety training such as The contractor will be responsible for defensive the classroom theory pre-trip inspection, load securement, driving etc. delivery, The contracin-truck driver training well as all aspects safety training such asand tor is also expected to as provide trucks, buses,oftractors, vans, trailers, pre-trip inspection, load securement, defensive driving etc. The contracother associated equipment needed for the delivery of the training. tor is also expected to provide trucks, buses, tractors, vans, trailers, and other associated equipment neededafor the delivery the training. Please provide a training schedule, per-student feeofstructure, equipment list, resumes of instructional and administration staff as well as a Please a training schedule, a per-student fee structure, equippossibleprovide start date to: ment list, resumes of instructional and administration staff as well as a possibleDate: start date Closing July to: 15, 2010 Closing Time: 2:00 pm, local time Closing Date: July 15, 2010 Closing Time: 2:00 pm, local time Hugh McNair Workforce Training Coordinator Hugh McNair Northern Lights College Workforce 11401 – 8thTraining Street Coordinator Northern Lights College Dawson Creek BC V1G 4G2 11401 – 8th Street (250) 784-7576 Dawson Creek BC V1G 4G2 (250) 784-7576

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VILLAGE OF POUCE COUPE GARBAGE COLLECTION CONTRACT The Village of Pouce Coupe is accepting proposals from suitably qualified companies to provide a collection service for the Village residential and business solid waste. The Village requires a weekly pickup, starting August 1, 2010 for a three year contract. Bid documents are available at the Village of Pouce Coupe Municipal office, 5011 – 49 Avenue, Pouce Coupe, BC. Proposals will be received at the Municipal office on or before Friday, July 2, 2010, at 4:30 pm. Proposals must be delivered in a sealed envelope clearly stating “Pouce Coupe Refuse Collector Proposal”, to the attention of Peter Thomas, Chief Administrative Officer. Proposals will be considered on the basis of experience, references, completeness of the proposal, and price by the Village of Pouce Coupe. The Village of Pouce Coupe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals at its own discretion. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted. The Village reserves the right to negotiate terms and conditions with the successful proponent. An RCMP background check will be required of the successful bidder.

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SILICA SAND PNEUMATIC TRUCK‐TRAILER DRIVER (S) ‐ FORT NELSON, BC REGION  The  ideal  candidates  would  have  previous  experience  driving  and  operating  pneumatic  trailers  in  remote  Oil  Patch  environments.  Drivers  with  a  Class  1  Driver  License,  current  H2S  Alive  certification  and a clean driver abstract will be preferred. 

SITE SCALE OPERATOR / ADMINISTRATOR (S) – FORT NELSON, BC REGION  The  ideal  candidates  will  be  a  cooperative,  team‐oriented  individual  comfortable  with  handling  a  variety of assignments on‐site including Weigh Scale Operations and related administrative duties. Your  excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work accurately and independently will be  important assets.  Experience with weigh‐scale operations, computer data entry, and Microsoft Office software would be  preferred. 

HEAVY DUTY SERVICE TRUCK MECHANIC (S)  The ideal candidates will have provincial or interprovincial red seal certification.  After hours call‐outs  may be required.    DISCO offers top wages and incentives for applicable positions. These positions will be camp‐based with regular  shift rotations in/out of the worksite.  DISCO will be commencing these positions in the near future for the 2010 – 2011 frac‐sand hauling season.  Please forward your resume to:  Manager of Human Resources  Fax  (250)‐242‐4529  Email  lgcsafe@telusplanet.net    Thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 


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May 31 to June 25 • Spring into song with private voice lessons with Caitlyn Triebel. Introduction to techniques and repertoire for singing in the classical tradition. Perfect for beginners and experienced vocalists alike, 12 years-old and up. Call KPAC at (250) 782-9325 to register. Cost: $140 for 4 one-hour private lessons. May 31 to June 25 • KPAC Ballet Spring Intensive with Bernice van Dyken including classical technique, free movement and character dance. Recommended for all dancers, beginners to advanced, ages 3 years-old and up. Call KPAC at (250) 782-9325 to register. Cost: $12 per class. June 18 to 26 • The ABC Thrift Shop is celebrating their sixth anniversary and would like to show our appreciation to the community with a $5 bag sale. Stop by 8238 100 Avenue and stock up for summer or back to school. June 26 • The Derrick Dance Club of Fort St. John will be hosting a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Senior Citizens Hall at 10908 100 Street with music by Country Rhythm. Members are $10, non-members are $12. Everyone 19 and over is welcome. For more information, call Lucy at (250) 785-2867 or Judy at (250) 7870460. July 1 • The ABC Thrift Shop is looking for people who can walk in the Canada Day parade to hand out stuffed animals. If this is something you would be interested in,

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please call Carol at (250) 787-1685 or stop by the ABC Thrift Shop at 8238 100 Avenue. July 1 • The Hudson’s Hope Canada Day celebration will feature an 11 a.m. opening ceremony at Pool Park, free entertainment, free BBQ, free prize draws, free swim and water volleyball, free treats, free cake, Canadian trivia quizzes, best dressed Canadian contest, challenges, games and more. July 1 • BBQ Day in Pouce Coupe, starts with pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. at the Legion, 11 a.m. parade starts, 12 to 5 p.m. at Pouce Coupe Park with live music, BBQ beef, kid’s entertainment, horseshoes etc. See you there! July 9 to 11 • Learn to sky dive! Your first jump tandem or solo. Contact www.skydivebc.ca, call 1-888-JUMP-001 or e-mail jump@ skydivebc.ca. July 10 • The annual Paddle for the Peace event will be held, starting with breakfast at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Links Campground where the group will launch at noon, taking out at Bear Flats. No pre-registration is required and buses will be provided. Cost is $5 for adults and children under 12 free. For more information contact Danielle Yeoman at (250) 785-8510. July 11 • The North Peace Horticultural Society plans their annual Garden Tour for July 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available at the muse-

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um one week prior to, and on the day of, the event. For more information, contact Jessie Clarke at 250-789-3656. July 17 and 18 • The North Peace 4H District invites you to the North Peace 4H Achievement Days at the North Peace Fall Fair Grounds. Over 80 4H members from around the North Peace area will be showcasing their 4H projects, including beef, sheep, horse, photography, rabbit, honeybee and dog projects. On July 17, come to see the horse show at 8:30 a.m., the sheep show at 10 a.m., the beef show at 2 p.m., and the rabbit show at 5:30 p.m. On July 18, there will be a chapel service at 8 a.m., the beef show at 9:30 a.m., the horse show at 10 a.m., awards and presentations at 1 p.m. and the sale of steers and lambs at 3 p.m. Come on out and support local 4H clubs by purchasing an animal to fill the freezer, to learn more about the 4H program, or simply come to enjoy free family fun! ONGOING Fort St. John • 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) 2625269. • “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. • New Totem Archery has changed locations for the summer. We are at our outdoor range, which is located north on a 100 Street on the 244 Road – take a right after the vet clinic, signs are posted. We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Bows are free to try as well. Everyone is welcome. Contact newtotemarchey@live.com or http://www.newtotemarchery.com for more information. • The Canadian Cancer Society Fort St. John unit meets the first Wednesday of each month, September to June, at noon at the Business Resource Centre behind the museum. Volunteers always welcome. • There will be Scottish Country Dancing every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central Elementary. Come and learn sim-

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ple steps, have a fun workout and meet new people. For more information, call Oliver at (250) 785-9508. • Grandhaven District and Community Association meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Grandhaven Hall at 8 p.m. Keep this hall operating in this community. Fort Nelson • Alcoholics Anonymous - Monday 8 p.m. Catholic Church Basement (closed meeting); Wednesday 8 p.m. Catholic Church Basement; Thursday 8 p.m. Catholic Church Basement; Saturday 8 p.m. Hospital Cafeteria; Sunday 8 p.m. Friendship Centre. • Cocaine Anonymous - Tuesday 8 p.m. Catholic Church Basement; Friday 8 p.m. Hospital Cafeteria. • Alanon - Tuesday 8 p.m. Northern Lights College (back door). Pouce Coupe • Alcoholics Anonymous - Friday 8 p.m. Old Library (closed). 250-786-0155. • Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17. Chetwynd • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. 250-788-9658 • NA meets Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Airport waiting room. Tumbler Ridge • Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Wed. 8 p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). • Mondays: Bingo - 6 pm doors open, 7 pm games begin. Community Centre Rms. 4 and 5. • Tuesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In – Floor curling, carpet bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee. Taylor • Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA) meetings every second Tuesday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7 p.m. For information call Bob at 250-789-9152 or 250787-5802. • The Alaska Highway RRA (Recreation Aircraft Association) meets every third Thursday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7:30 p.m. For information call Richard at 250-782-2421 or Heath at (250) 7854758. Dawson Creek • Craft group for Mental Health and Addictions Clients. Meets Thurs 1:30 -3:30 at 1017-103 Ave., Dawson Creek. (250) 782-4410. • Alcoholics Anonymous - meets Mon., Tues., Fri., & Sat., 8 p.m. at Peace River Health Unit. Wed. 8 p.m. Hospital Education Room. All meetings are open. • Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening at Parkhill Community School 9700-5th Street, Dawson Creek. • Relapse Prevention. Mental Health and Addictions 1017-103rd Ave., Dawson Creek, (250) 782-4410. Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone welcome! Please call to confirm meeting. • The Canadian Cancer Society, Dawson Creek Unit, meets the last Monday of every month, September to June, at 7 p.m. in their office at 1000 105 Avenue in Dawson Creek. New volunteers always welcome.


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