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Rotary Lake celebrated its official opening Saturday, Jun. 23. Left to right: Karys Pearson, 4, plays on the teetor-totter while Kamri Rollinson, 2, enjoys her first visit to the lake. Story on Page 13.

Dawson Creek shines as Canada’s first solar city By Jill Earl

planning at that time, gave him the idea. Solar Cities have been designated around the world by either governments or industry associations depending on the country. “In Canada we didn’t have any criteria for a solar city so what I did was do a study, so I did research and looked at literature from around the world and came up with a set of criteria based on international models for solar cities, boiled that down to 10 points,” said Haugen. He then sent out those 10 points to 25 Canadian cities that have been involved in the Canadian Solar Industries Association, are advanced in their sustainability practices and have met some of the European standards. He also sent the criteria to the Canadian Solar Industries Association and Natural Resources Canada for their comments and feedback; he then conducted interviews with the cities and those who agreed to be a part of his study. He eventually changed all 10 points he had originally established. “The Canadian set of criteria is quite different from then what it is in other parts of the world, but it truly is a Canadian set of criteria because it’s from the cities of Canada and the groups that have the knowledge of what it means to be a Solar City,” Haugen said. Any city can be deemed a Solar City through the project by demonstrating that they have met or have plans to meet the criteria which includes: 1.The municipality has a climate change plan with

DAWSON CREEK - Last Saturday Dawson Creek was named Canada’s first Solar City by the Canadian Solar Cities Project. Residents celebrated what the city has proclaimed as “Solar Day” at Northern Lights College with the naming ceremony, tours of Energy House, building solar ovens, kite flying, a BBQ and draws. “Of course it’s a great honour to be awarded the distinction of being the first Solar City but really the exciting part is now we get to go out as the Canadian Solar Cities Project and inspire other communities to do the same thing and we’re hopeful that we’ll have hundreds of Solar Cities by the end of the year,” said Coun. Cheryl Shuman, who is also a director on the Canadian Solar Cities Project board. Bob Haugen is the executive director of the Canadian Solar Cities Project, a nonprofit nongovernment organization created last month as the national leadership to administer and award cities as Solar Cities. Haugen is the coordinator of the renewable energy programs at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, and is the creator of the project. Haugen, entering in a master’s program four years ago at Royal Roads University in Victoria while holding his position at the college, decided to do a research project to create criterion to designate cities as solar cities when Emanuel Machado, the City’s sustainability director and the director of corporate

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June 28, 2012

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June 28, 2012

Treaty 8 First Nations reclaim Charlie Lake Caves By Kyla Corpuz

CHARLIE LAKE – Treaty 8 First Nations celebrated Aboriginal Day on Jun. 21 by reclaiming land where their ancestors once thrived. “The fact that we are doing our Aboriginal celebration on the property of our first home is just outstanding, it’s a great day for the Danne Zaa,” said West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson. Doig River, Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations purchased the prehistoric Charlie Lake caves property on May. 29. The land encompasses the caves and a large home, which they are looking to turn into a bed and breakfast, until further planning. “Our long-term vision is to create a cultural heritage and possible museum to recognize the indigenous people, the Danne Zaa, the Cree, who lived in this area and the significant importance of that,” said Willson. The site dates back about 10,500 years. Recovered artifacts show there was early occupation believed was harvested by ancestors of the Danne Zaa/Dunne-za people. “When my late grandpa passed on, like 2002, he remembers well and he tell us stories about how people come here to use the area,” said Doig River First Nations Chief Norman Davis. “So that’s why there’s a lot of artifacts.” In 1974 an archeologist from SFU, Knut Fladmark, found the area was hiding a lot of artifacts, and in 1983 Fladmark came back to do a full excavation of the land. “The name Charlie Lake cave site isn’t too accurate because most of the artifacts were found in the gulley of the cave,” said Karen Aird, cultural heritage planer with Treaty 8. “They did some testing inside the cave but didn’t find any artifacts inside the cave, it was inside the gully, and one of the reasons for that is that when this landscape was forming this was all sandstone up here, and there was a movement about 14 to 15,000 years ago, which part of the cave fell down, so the area in front of was filled with soil … Over 12,000 years we had a really good record of occupation because it was protected and filled with soil.” DNA testing of bison bones are linked to the Indian Creek and Mill Iron sites in Montana, which suggests that travel was coming up from the south into northeast B.C.

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“The other thing they found were two raven skeletons, and the raven skeletons indicate that there was ceremonial practice here as well as female mandible and the mandible might have been used for ceremonial, because that was the only part that was found, unfortunately the human remain part wasn’t documented properly, so we don’t much about it,” said Aird, adding that the whole area is one archeological site. Neighbours to the new Treaty 8 house presented the Chiefs with arrowheads that were found in their backyard. Overtime the caves have been vandalized, inside and out there are signs of graffiti written in what looks like white chalk. The previous owners of the land tried to protect the caves, but with it being out of sight from the house, it was hard to manage. “They tried their best to protect the caves but even now people come up and party in the caves and spray paint the caves, they don’t respect them,” said Willson. “The province, once they identified, they should have put in parameters and do certain things to protect it, which they failed to do.” The area is now considered tribal land and Treaty 8 have asked the public to refrain from accessing the land without written permission.

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fact is that all Canadians stand to benefit in very real ways from the wealth created by these developments.” But we must seize the moment, while being environmentally responsible. These opportunities are not going to last forever. We’re going to have to compete with other resource-rich countries for those vital job-creating investment dollars. And, acting on this opportunity means putting in place a world-class regulatory system to review major projects. That is why our Conservative Government is acting in Economic Action Plan 2012 with our plan for Responsible Resource Development. Responsible Resource Development is founded on four pillars: 1) to make project reviews more predictable and timely

while still maintaining thoroughness; 2) to reduce duplication of project reviews; 3) to strengthen environmental protection; and 4) to enhance Aboriginal consultation. Responsible Resource Development will create good, skilled, well-paying jobs in cities and communities across Canada by streamlining the review process for major economic projects. The time is now for Canada’s immense resources. We know that it is not only possible, but absolutely necessary to ensure timely, efficient and effective project reviews, while at the same time act as good stewards of our environment as we continue to develop our natural resources. We CAN do both!

– A Practical Point of View Part II

MP Report By Bob Zimmer, MP Prince George-Peace River In my last MP Report I discussed how, in society today, we all use natural resources, and how we can support the responsible development of these resources while also being good stewards for the environment. In this report, I would like to focus on the economic and social benefits to our community in developing our natural resources responsibly. As the 21st century unfolds, it is increasingly clear that Canada’s energy and natural resources are massive assets to our country in the global economy. This is especially true given that few countries are as blessed with natural resources as we are, allowing us to become more competitive in attracting investment dollars. Economically, our natural resources industries, including energy, mining and minerals processing, and forestry, account for more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product (total value of goods and services produced in Canada) and provide close to 800,000 jobs in Canada. In the next 10 years, more than 500 new projects representing over $500 billion in new investments will be proposed for Canada in the natural resources sector. In British Columbia, companies are looking to invest $83.9 billion over the next ten years. This investment will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and economic growth across Canada. From manufacturing to the service sector to the financial sector – every sector of Canada’s economy has something to gain from resource development. Socially, the resource sector generates tens of billions of dollars worth of tax revenues and royalties annually for governments to fund our many compassionate programs. For example, over the past five years, the oil and gas industry has contributed an average of $22 billion a year to government revenues, revenues which help to pay for everything, from education and health care, to roads and bridges. In fact, our Conservative Government has committed to increasing health care transfers to the provinces. Under our new investment, health care funding will increase from $30 billion per year in 2013-14 to more than $38 billion per year in 2018-19. Total funding for health care over that five year period will be at least $178 billion. One of the reasons why we have the funding to do so is thanks to the tax revenues from our natural resources. As the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters has said, “We often think of energy and resource developments in remote terms – geographically removed from the lives of most Canadians. The

Comments invited on development of ALC fee structure

The Ministry of Agriculture is inviting public comment on developing the Agricultural Land Commission’s (ALC) fee structure to support its evolution into a more self-sustaining organization. The survey seeks comments on four areas the ALC has identified as possible sources to augment its provincial funding: 1. A review of existing ALC application fees, which were last increased in 2002, for exclusion, subdivision, non-farm use and utility corridor applications. 2. A new service fee to support the ALC’s work to ensure that criteria on conditionally approved applications are met.

3. A new fee for the ALC’s ongoing monitoring and site inspections of long-term approvals. 4. A new fee for the ALC’s oversight and administration of delegation agreements with local governments and other authorities. The funding derived from these sources is intended to provide the ALC with the ability to focus on its core mandate of encouraging farming, as well as improving compliance and enforcement activities, online resources, training for staff and commissioners and conducting targeted Agricultural Land Reserve boundary reviews.

The survey provides an opportunity for British Columbians to contribute to the strengthening of the ALC. Comments can be provided at: http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/aboutind/ALC_ Consultation\index.htm and will be accepted until July 8. At the end of the process, a summary of public comments will be posted on the website. The amended fee structure is the latest step in a comprehensive reform package for the ALC that began in November 2011. This package includes $1.6 million in transitional funding and legislative changes supporting the ALC’s focus on its core

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Dear Editor, The Conservatives rammed through the House of Commons an omnibus budget bill that is sweeping in scope, deeply flawed in content, and anti-democratic in principle. The Harper Conservatives have eliminated independent bodies like the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy that offer advice it may disagree with. Also, by gutting fifty years of environmental protections, the government has given itself the unilateral power to green-light major and potentially harmful resource development projects without adequate scrutiny. This bill makes changes to the Fisheries Act that could endanger many fish populations, including the migratory

salmon, a timeless presence on the Canadian landscape, not to mention a staple of the economy. Against the advice of many experts, the government will be raising the qualifying age from 65 to 67 for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, beginning in 2023, thus robbing vulnerable senior citizens of up to $30 000 in much needed income. As if targeting seniors isn`t enough, the new changes in Employment Insurance will impact those who work in seasonal employment and the government did not even bother to consult employers or the provinces which will be most impacted. In addition to criticizing specific measures in this budget bill, the major problem is that it amends, creates or eliminates

70 different federal acts. By burying dozens of significant and damaging changes within a ‘kitchen sink’ bill, the government is preventing Members from doing their job by giving these changes proper consideration and scrutiny. While undermining the role of Parliament, Bill C-38 is a clear abuse of power and makes a joke of democracy. Once again, Canadians are kept in the dark and it is of the utmost importance that we raise awareness to this unprecedented situation. The Liberal Party will continue to fight against this kind of antidemocratic abuse of power. Sincerely, Marc Garneau, MP Liberal House Leader

Hydro Dams will not be short of water this year Dear Editor, Recent warnings of flood and high water levels in BC are strong testimony to this year’s rainy spring and higher than normal BC snowpack. They also mean the province’s many hydroelectric dams will not be short of water this year like they have been for most of the past decade. As crazy as it sounds, for most of the past decade, BC has actually had to import power from outside the province to meet

the province’s energy needs. And much of that imported power has not been clean hydroelectric power. Much of it has been coal-fired. We have an incredible amount of green, renewable energy in this province that we could be developing to meet our energy needs. We should not need to import power here in BC even in a low water year. Considering the fact that this year’s higher than normal water

flow is clearly the exception rather than the rule, we should not allow it to lull us into complacency. We need to get on with developing our renewable energy resources and we need to do it aggressively so that we are ready for whatever the future holds for our province. Robert van Dyck Vancouver, BC

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have made major leaps over the past decade. And proven production models are on the road and sitting in car dealer showrooms. Put them together with BC’s abundance of renewable energy in an aggressively significant way and, voila, high gasoline prices won’t be news in BC anymore they’ll be history. We can go on riding the never ending upward spiral of

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DAWSON CREEK - The City’s 2nd annual competition powwow is nearly a week away and organizers are busy preparing for this event that attracted approximately 150 competitive dancers from all over the province, and in the United States, as well as approximately 1,200 spectators last year. “I couldn’t believe it, it was dancers galore and they were still coming through the door and we were crowded,” said Margaret Belcourt, sponsorship director for the Powwow, on her reaction to the number of people who attended

last year. “It’s a very emotional moment, and it’s a very emotional journey because these people are coming to support you and your kids and your community and so for us, it was emotional,” said Denise Paul-Belcourt, chairperson for the Powwow committee. The Aboriginal Family Services Dawson Creek branch is hosting the Powwow with a lot of help from staff, Powwow committee members and volunteers. Organizers once again have reached out to elders Mooshum Frank Daniels and Kookum Isabelle Auger from Slave Lake

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to help plan the Powwow properly using the correct traditions and protocols. “We use Kookum and Mooshum to do the initiation and the naming ceremony because it is a ceremony that is spiritual and sacred, and not anybody can do it…that would be disrespectful and it involves a connection to the Creator... Even if we knew exactly what we were doing from A to B we would still need them because they carry us, that’s the only term I can use, they carry us, they carry us through everything and help guide us,” said Paul-Belcourt. Paul-Belcourt says that not all Aboriginal seniors can be called elders; they must have served their community in order to earn the right to be called an elder. “They have earned their right, they sit there because they’ve earned the right, they do sweat lodges, they do sun dances, they are so full of knowledge and so spiritual that we don’t carry anything, they carry it all for us,” Paul-Belcourt said about Daniels and Auger. The three-day event held at the Memorial Area on Jul. 6-8 will see competitors in three women’s categories: traditional, fancy and jingle, and four men’s categories: traditional, fancy, chicken and crass. Every age group will be represented with tiny tots, 7-12, 13-18, 1935, 36-45, 46-65, and a 65-plus division. Usually dancers enter in only one dance category and dance to two songs in that category. The competition will see drum competitors too. The arena director, who runs the competition and clears the competition floor of any fallen hairpieces, selects the judges. Judges can’t be related to competitors and judge those dancers by their timing; the dancers feet should hit the floor at every drumbeat. “The biggest thing is, you’re competing against the drum, that’s your biggest competitor, the drum,” said Paul-Belcourt. The top four dancers in every category are awarded with prize money. Though Aboriginal Family Services has their own dance group of about 40 dancers it’s tradition that those dancers not compete in their own Powwow or neighbouring Powwows in order to encourage dancers from other communities to attend, though local dancers will still attend to exhibit.

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“We always say the money is nice, and it is good to win, but when you’re out there you’re dancing with the drum, you’re dancing for the ones that cannot dance, you’re dancing for the ones that have gone, and you’re dancing to heal yourself, and that’s why she’s out there (Denise’s daughter) that’s why the regalia is so colourful because it’s a part of their spirit,” PaulBelcourtsaid. She added that the drug- and alcohol-free event is more than just dancing; attendees enjoy making connections with new people and visiting with old friends. One of the reasons why the staff at the Aboriginal Family Services wanted to host a Powwow in the first place was to educate Aboriginal youth about their culture and provide a way to celebrate their heritage. “I remember when the elders were talking to myself and my husband, they talked about the pain in the community of Dawson Creek and how we’re losing our children,” Paul-Belcourtsaid. “It’s not just Native children that are hurting in this community, all the children and the youth are hurting, there’s pain, there’s substance issues, poverty issues, our children have a lot more to face than we did. Part of healing the community of Dawson Creek is healing the children, that’s why the Powwow is here, it’s about healing everybody, nobody is excluded from our circle everybody is welcome into our circle,” she adds. Belcourt says dancing has the power to

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Taylor Tigers host young authors book signing By Kyla Corpuz

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DAWSON CREEK - Rotary Lake has been open for the public to enjoy for the past two weeks but opening celebrations were a little late. Last Saturday the Rotary Lake Preservation Society hosted the summer opening of Rotary Lake with the help of volunteers from members of the Friends of Rotary Lake group. As the society became a legal entity in April, this is the first opening celebration that they’ve hosted and hope to make it an annual event. “We just want to encourage people to use the lake because it’s there and it’s a free place for families to come and gather and enjoy a sunny day,” said Sharlene Weingart, creator of the Friends of Rotary Lake group and director on the Mile 0 Park Society board. Families came out to celebrate, enjoy the day and partake in races, a bouncy castle, watch BMX demonstrations and of course swim. The Stonewall Develop-

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Story continued from Page 8. transform youth in the community, no matter their problems or circumstance. She said many dancers in their group are dealing with home and personal issues; those dancers tend to follow dancing protocol more strictly and are the best dancers. “You’ll see a young man or a young women everyday and their attitudes and how they behave, and to see them dance it seems like a different person…It’s such a transformation, it’s beautiful,” she said. Belcourt didn’t see her first powwow until she was in her 20s and says that there are a lot of older Natives that have never attended one. “I saw my first Powwow, it’s just like my blood went cold, I was just amazed ... to this day there are lots of people that don’t know what a Powwow is and this is what we’re doing, we’re bringing awareness so

ment Society was also there with a dunk tank to raise money towards a splash park. Vendors and home businesses were there selling candles, baked goods, and jewelry to name a few of their products. M&M Meat Shops set up a BBQ with proceeds going to the preservation society for their future events. The public can enjoy the lake from 11a.m. to 8p.m. daily, as well as two playgrounds, a BMX track, volleyball court, change rooms and washrooms. In order to prepare for the opening maintenance workers at the lake had to replace a holding tank, drain the lake, pressure wash it and refill it. The lake is chlorinated, and levels are checked daily. Weingart remembers when the lake wasn’t chlorinated when she was a kid and the bottom was green and slimy. For Weingart visiting the lake is still an enjoyed past time, and now brings her daughter there. “For us it was just the biggest deal or it felt like the biggest deal to have a pic-

nic lunch packed up and my dad would be out fighting forest fires so it wasn’t like we could go camping because we were at home with mom and so that was like our camping trip so we’d go down to the lake and have a picnic and our neighbourhood friends would come and it was just a fun day at the beach and it didn’t really cost much and everybody could enjoy it,” Weingart said. Controversy over the lake arose earlier this year when council was uncertain of it’s future in the park. Council later decided to hold off on any decisions until further public consultation is made. “It certainly reminds people to come out and enjoy it, I think the biggest thing that will determine if people come out to enjoy it is really the weather, and last year was kind of a rainy summer and hopefully this summer is more enjoyable, but I’ve been in the water already and it’s pretty warm,” Weingart said.

that the people can get all this pride within themselves, they’ve lost their identity, they go out and don’t even have a home base or whatever...and that’s what a powwow does, it brings pride to people,” she said. Paul-Belcourt hopes that having an annual Powwow will restore some of the Native culture the community has lost over the years. “We grew up in a time where it was about assimilation and about change, like the residential school effects ... where we’ve lost our language. For my daughter this is going to be normal and

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Golden age gets golden ticket By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK - Last Wednesday seniors were invited to board the city bus as part of Ticket to Ride, a Community Action for Seniors Independence initiative. This is the second Ticket to Ride the CASI Dawson Creek branch has hosted, aimed at getting seniors more comfortable with riding the bus. “What’s keeping people from getting involved in their community? If it’s a matter of transportation then how can we help them? People become more independent with transportation and we’re hoping that exposing people to the bus system, how it works and also helping them see what sort of things they can

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When did you hear you were going to be one of the contestants? I applied around Christmas time and I found out just after Christmas that I was accepted to be one of the contestants. It was exciting, it’s such a great opportunity, to not only meet so many great, wonderful people but also be a role model and inspiration to other people as well. If you do take home the title, what do you hope to do with it? The title is just a title. You can still do what you want to do if you win or lose, if you have a title or not you can still do the same thing. But being in the public eye you can inspire so many more people.

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and artists were free to bring in any of their By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK - The latest show at the pieces with few restrictions. Part of the sociThe District of Chetwynd is providing Dawson Creek Art Galley is hung and ready to ety’s policy is that artwork should be framed, the piece can’t be shown at any other societybe viewed by residents and tourists alike. this Notice of Proposed Property DisThe South Peace Arts Society is the umbrella member shows and each artist was restricted position and Call for Expressions of Inorganization to the gallery, and its members to submitting five pieces each due to spacing DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation STATUS: Regular , Full-Time have the opportunity to show their work in the issues. Hall said that spacing is one of their bigterest (the “Notice”) for the purchase and development of District CLASSIFICATION: FM II UNION: CUPE Local gallery twice a year during3052 the summer and gest issues in displaying artwork but try to acowned lands being P.I.D. 028-823-486, Lot 1, DL398 and 1813, commodate the artists if they can. HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week with varied WAGES: $25.89 – 26.98/hr benefits winter seasons, which considered toplus be “pretty “...because we’re on a ramp we have a bit of big in a small community,” according to Alana Plan EPP19842, Peace Rivershifts District, (the “Property”). The guid(including evenings & a height restriction…if it can fit in the gallery Hall, operations manager and director of the art weekends) ing principles for the sale and development of the Property may we’ll do it. One time we had Emily Mattson, gallery. be found on the website of the District of Chetwynd (the “DisThough the society boasts a membership of she had created a boat out of willow and cow Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in the River area. and dried it and it was very luminesapproximately 290 people, onlyPeace about 30 of placenta trict”) at www.gochetwynd.com. Excellent recreation facilities, a diversified economy and being as BC’s cent, it was amazing and they had it hanging in themrated have submitted work tomost the showlivable housing small 91 pieces. Hall believes that the show is smaller the center here from the ceiling, so you could community make Chetwynd a great place to live and work. than in previous years because of all the other kind of walk under it,” she said. The Property is zoned RM-3 Multiple Family Residential – High opportunities for artists to display their work, Join us /atCommercial the District Mix. of Chetwynd – weallows have an for a regular, full-time Facilities MaintenanceThe II. society not only provides local artists Density The zoning for opening development like in their last show which was an open juried with a venue twice a year to display their work, Reporting to a designated supervisor, the incumbent will maintain and repair Recreation Complex exhibit or the current art walk initiative where they also promote growth in the community for offacilities, up to 60equipment units per hectare and up to 25% of building footprint and exterior grounds including ice installationseveral and local maintenance; pool operation and arts by providing classes and workshops businesses will house several the (ground floor) for select mechanical commercial systems; uses. Theand maximum maintenance; building generalpermitjanitorial duties. pieces by 18 local artists at the end of June and and easy access to exhibits. The society is a non-profit and doesn’t charge to see the exhibthroughout July. ted floor space ratio is 0.7. A copy of the relevant bylaws and reguits it hosts but accepts donations. “Everyone can pick up a brochure and they The successful candidate will have Bylaw a validNo. minimum Class License; valid BC Refrigeration lations affecting the Property, Zoning 932, 2010 and 5 Driver’s Anyone can become a member of the society go around to each business to look at different Operator’s Certification (or equivalent); valid Pool Operator’s Certification – Level II (or equivalent); pieces of art, so I think that’s why our show is by paying their annual dues of $35 a year. BeZoning Amendment Bylaw No. 962, 2012, can be obtained by visvalid Icemaker’s Certification – Level I (or equivalent); RFABC Facilities Maintenance & Janitorial ing a member also allows for networking with a bit smaller cause those people are holding onCourse; iting the District website at www.gochetwynd.com , scroll though comprehensive knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, heating, tomechanical and electrical systems. other artists, and space permitting, some even those pieces to exhibit downtown,” Hall said. have their pieces in the gallery’s gift shop. Completion of a and criminal record check is mandatory for this be given candidates Hall described will the show, which is to annually Municipal Office Development and click on Planning andjob. Preference “...it just makes sense that they should be titled ‘In the Summertime,’ as an eclectic mix with a Propane Handler’s Ticket, CPR, First Aid Training, WHMIS, SCBA, Confined Space training and Development, then click on Development Opportunities and seable to showcase their work twice a year, and of mediums. Playground Inspection Certificate. lect Multi Family Residential/Commercial Mix. “It’s eclectic, with a member show it always of course Christmas time is the busiest time ends up being eclectic, in this one of course so we like to give that to our members to help We offer employees tremendous opportunities to apply andwe enhance their in a wepositive promote their art sales,” said Hall. “Summer have oil painting, waterskills colour, acrylic, environment. youNotice are seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, please your Please note thatIfthis is an invitation for expressions of career we have so many tourists coming through. have some wood work in our exhibit submit as well time They love to see local work so it’s a really great as pottery. So it’s a little bit of everything, and application by 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2011 to: interest and not a request for tender, and that the District may that’s what kind of happens at member shows, opportunity for our local artists for so many inselect any proposal it determines to be in the best interests of the Human Resources Officer, District of Chetwynd cause everyone has there own little niche that ternational people to see them.” ‘In the Summertime’ will be at the Dawson they’re good at,” Hall said. District regardless5400 of price. The District alsoPO reserves theChetwynd, right to North Access Road, Box 357, BC‘InV0C 1J0 the Summertime’ is not a themed exhibit Creek Art Gallery until Aug. 16.

reject all proposals. Fax No.: (250) 401-4101

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The District will be free to communicate with any or all of the Posted on October 14, 2011. proponents at any time with respect to this Notice and any costs incurred by a proponent under this Notice will be the sole responsibility of the proponent. If a proposal is selected, the District anticipates that it will enter into negotiations with the proponent in which the proponent will be required to enter into an agreement with the District for the purchase and development of the Property. No rights shall be acquired by any proponent until such time as an agreement with the District is executed. A proposal for the purchase and development of the Property under this Notice will be considered if the proposal is delivered to the District offices at 5400 North Access Road, P.O. Box 357, Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0, in an envelope marked “Confidential – Chetwynd Multi-family Development Concept”, no later than 4:30 p.m., July 20th, 2012. For further information please contact Ellen Calliou, Economic Development Officer, District of Chetwynd, at calliou@gochetwynd.com. Dated this 19th day of June, 2012. District of Chetwynd

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In the June 21st edition of the Northeast News, Dr. Farid Novin was quoted in the story

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FORT ST. JOHN - Play Arts Preschool wrapped up its first year with a showcase of what the children learned and a walk across the stage donning colourful graduation caps. “It was extremely successful, I think more than we could have hopped for,” said Susan McGarvey. Play Arts, a new preschool that started last September, received a “positive and excit-

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S.D. 59 budget on track thanks to foreseen funding cuts By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK - In the last School District 59 board meeting of the school year, trustees approved the 2012-2013 budget presented by secretary-treasurer Gerry Slykhuis. The budget predicts the equivalent of approximately 3,835.333 full-time students and 3.25 adult students will be enrolled in South Peace schools next year, down 33.5 full-time students and

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down 3.5 adult students from this year. Though there is a slight Slykhuis said that these projects hope to be completed before drop in enrolment the school board expects to pay $82,120 more June 2013, but may have to defer some of them in the event of for instruction next year, from $33,449,498 this school year to an unlikely situation. $33,531,618 for the next. “If something significant happens we might have to defer a Slykhuis said that next year the board will lose a lot of fund- bunch of projects and go do that one instead, so this is kind of ing, $250,000 in transportation funding and $613,000 in enrol- our guide line of what we’d like to do,” he said. ment decline funding for example. The school district has other Throughout the year Slykhuis provides financial updates to means of revenue however to help with the loss, such as income the board so they can ensure that everything is on track. Though from their investments and renting the O’Brian school gym and things happen throughout the year that the board can’t control, classroom to the city. Slykhuis said that they are able to stick to the budget fairly close. “Our Gwillam Lake Camp that we let the kids use we do rent “A budget is your best guess of what’s going to happen and that to non-school district people sometimes so it’s the revenue my job through the year is to track that and if I know that exfrom that, we started charging the private schools for bussing a penses are going up in one area I better make sure they’re going year ago, so that money shows up there. For old school buses or down somewhere else, so my job is to track all that and at the old equipment that we don’t use anymore we put them up for end of the day hope it evens out, this year it’s going to work out auction and we’ll get money for that, so lots of little things,” well but in another year it could go in another direction,” he said. Slykhuis said. Slykhuis said that he predicted these cuts last year and put away more money in reserve funding to help with the loss. The money that was put away will help to fund special initiative projects for next school year and to maintain a total balanced budget of $49,170,381. “This was planned, so we have some projects like the Central School roof where we’re using reserve money to pay for it … there are a couple others, energy projects, the board actually put aside last year $490,000 for those and they put aside $300,000 for some roofing projects, so it’s actually money that we’ve set aside in reserves to do these projects,” Slykhuis said. Other projects that all schools in the area will see include: an electrical upgrade, major roofing repairs, plumbing upgrades, site drainage, ventilation upgrade, window upgrade and exterior painting. Tumbler Ridge Secondary School will have their gym floor replaced and Windrem Elementary and Jill Earl photo Parkland Elementary will have their gym floors reDawson Co-op general manager, Rod Hillary presents Delores Paradowski, finished, Ècole Frank Ross will have new carpet in Treasurer of the Dawson Creek Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, with a cheque for $2,044.79 raised at the 27th Annual Pancake Breakfast held in their music room; among many other upgrades and the Co-op cafeteria at the end of March. repairs in South Peace schools.

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek â&#x20AC;˘ Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050. Fort St. John â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100th Street. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-787-0430. ONGOING Fort St. John â&#x20AC;˘ The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-7853731 to register or find out more. â&#x20AC;˘ Ft. St. John Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease,

caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 â&#x20AC;˘ 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 info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 - Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events.

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I decided I wanted to do my own thing, and let my creativity show a little bit instead of what other people were telling me to do. I wanted to have my own ideas, be creative with it. With makeup it’s such an empowering thing because it will make women feel confident. I don’t think women necessarily have to wear makeup, but if it’s something that they do to feel confident as themselves, as women, I think it’s so empowering to be able to create that. There are lots of makeup lines out there, what makes yours stand out? What makes it different? With my makeup line at this point, it’s more real. You know, other makeup lines, sure there are a lot of great makeup lines out there with great makeup artists working under their title, but it’s never the person that you are dealing with personally, whereas I’m constantly involved in asking people’s opinions. I think it’s very important for people to be in touch with the person who designed that product. What product stands out the most? Right now I have two products out at the moment. There will be new ones at the end of the month, but right now I have the Super Lash Mascara—which is amazing because it will make your lashes grow as well. I have had amazing feedback, and people send me so many pictures of how their eyelashes are growing, so it’s really inspiring to see people so excited about it.

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Congratulations on your new line and being a contestant on Miss BC. So the actual competition is on July 2, what have you been doing to prepare for it? We’re actually working with the charity Cops for Cancer. Submitted photo So every contestant has a charMichelle Svisdahl, 2012 ity that they raise money for. Miss BC contestant, from I’ve held two fundraisers with Fort St. John another contestant, so we’ve been doing a lot of fundraising with it. We also have to prepare a speech for a workshop we’re doing because we have a full week of workshops before the pageant. I’m actually just on my way to pick up my dress in a few minutes here. It’s just been a great experience, I’ve already met a few of the other contestants, and they’re wonderful girls, and I’m just excited to meet the other girls as well. It’s been a lot of work, a lot more than I thought it would be, it’s definitely worth it. Being from Fort St. John, a northern girl, will you be representing the Northeast region? They do put you under regional titles, so I don’t know if they put me on northern or if they put me under Lower Mainland. But either way, I still do want to represent Fort St. John, it is my hometown, I don’t live there now, but the support I’ve gotten from people is absolutely remarkable. I feel so blessed to have those people in my life. It’s so exciting to see such a community come together. Living in Vancouver there’s so many people, you meet tons of people but it’s not a community like Fort St. John is. So I definitely feel the support I’m getting from the people in Fort St. John. If you would like to vote for Michelle, visit the Contestants page on www.missbc.ca. Voting ends on Jul. 1.

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convertiBle, auto, loW Km’s

2008 Ford F-150 kIng ranCh

2007 dodgE CaLIbEr sxt

2012 FoCus tItanIuM 4 door sEdan

2012 Ford Mustang gt

38,995

NOW $

STK# JR8859

2011 Ford taurus LIMItEd aWd

$61,995

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24,995

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STK# J21579

2.0l, 4 cYl, lthr, moonrooF, alloYs, htd seats, a/c

23,495

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2011 Ford FusIon sEL FWd

3.5l, v6, a/c, PW, Ps, cd, htd seats, moon rooF, leather

2007 Ford F-350 LarIat

25,995

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2008 Ford rangEr Fx4

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10,995

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2011 jEEp grand ChErokEE LarEdo

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29,995

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2011 Ford E-350 xLt van

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31,979

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2011 Ford ExpLorEr xLt 4x4 v6

diesel, leather, toW PKg, heated seats

34,795

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manual transmission, PW, Pl, toW PKg

17,995

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2008 hyundaI tIburon

2010 Ford EdgE sport aWd

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$29,934

2008 toyota taCoMa

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leather, moon rooF, nav, sYnc

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12,995

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STK# J00482

Justin Butts

36,995

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2008 gMC sIErra supErCab

2007 honda CIvIC Ex

ac, PW, Pm, Pl, moon rooF

moon rooF, leather, nav, heated seats

4x4, gas, toW PKg, cd, Box liner, 6” liFt

29,995

NOW $

STK# J44782

Karl Weiss

moonrooF, cd, Pl

14,995

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STK# J81240

2011 LInCoLn navIgator 4x4

ac, ra, PW, Ps, Pm, Pl, heated seats, sYnc, nav

nathan gieBelhaus

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55,995

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$39,995

39,995

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ac, PW, Ps, Pm, Pl, heated seats, sYnc

2011 Ford EdgE LIMItEd aWd

28,995

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NOW $ STK# JR5708

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34,995

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