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Postal service resumes after government intervenes in labour dispute By Matthew Bains NORTHEAST – Mailboxes began filling up again in the Northeast on June 28 after the federal government moved to pass back-to-work legislation to force a settlement in the dispute between Canada Post and its employees. The Conservative government introduced the legislation on June 20, and after a marathon filibuster by the Opposition NDP and a rare sitting of the Senate the following Sunday, the government passed the bill by majority vote. The bill imposes a four-year contract on postal workers that stipulates wage increases and leaves non-wage issues up to an arbitrator who will select either Canada Post’s or the Canadian Union of Postal Worker’s final offer to decide those issues. The opposition parties slammed the government for undermining the rights of postal workers to collectively bargain, but the government maintains it had to intervene because of the impact of the postal service disruption to a fragile Canadian economy. “I don’t look at it as a heavy-handed approach, because a solution needed to happen,” said Bob Zimmer, Conservative MP for Prince GeorgePeace River. “We were definitely trying to work with the two parties and trying to get them to settle by themselves first, and it just wasn’t coming.” The legislation ended a labour dispute that began when the union initiated rotating strikes in cities across the country on June 2. Canada Post responded on June 14 by locking-out its nearly 48,000 workers. Zimmer said given the near-month-long dispute, and the eight months of consultation that proceeded it, his government felt a solution was not imminent and they were forced to act. Critics have called the bill an attack on publicsector employees, and have raised concerns about the precedent the bill sets for other labour disputes involving Crown corporations. Zimmer said he wouldn’t speculate on what the bill means for future labour disputes. Cindy Walsh, president of Local 724 Dawson Creek, said she believes it was unfair for the government to intervene the way it did. She said she is very concerned that the legislation imposed wage increases that were lower than what Canada

Post had proposed in its most recent offer, and she does not think the government-appointed arbitrator will side with workers on non-wage issues. She said she believes the government never had the interests of postal workers in mind. “From what I’ve listened to in Parliament, it was basically about Canada Post making a profit,” said Walsh. “(Labour Minister) Lisa Raitt never mentioned us as labour workers in any of her speeches, it was all about Canada Post making a profit for the government.” The union maintains it was not only trying to protect wages and benefits of new and current employees, but their health and safety as well. Walsh said Canada Post’s new mail delivery program would force mail deliverers to carry more than a bundle on their routes, which could result in injuries, especially in bad weather. Still, the union has critics of its own who have suggested the worker’s demands were indefensible in an electronic age where so-called “snail mail” is becoming less and less relevant. As for the impact of the mail service disruption to businesses in Dawson Creek, many business owners said they weren’t really affected. “For us, it really hasn’t had a whole lot of impact,” said Gary Mah, owner of Audio Connections. “We’ve embraced the electronic age quite a bit via email and electronic transfers.” He said they send a lot of their invoices through email or fax, and receive many payments electronically through automatic debit. Mah said the disruption likely didn’t help the cause of the postal workers in the long run. “Personally, I think the ‘posties’ hurt themselves because they were forcing people and businesses to find alternative means to do their business other than Canada Post,” he said. Jeff Fowler, branch manager for the RBC in Dawson Creek, said they already see more and more people switching to online banking, and the strike may have forced people who were on the fence about that service to make the switch. “The strike actually forced a lot of people to start looking at alternative ways of doing banking and bill payments,” he said. “There were also debtors that sent emails telling clients they could do things online now.”

However, he said they have many older clients who don’t have the ability to bank online or prefer to receive their monthly statements via mail, and they would have been affected by the disruption. Allan Duncan, a commercial loans officer with the branch, added there are some local business who were hurt by the disruption. “Most people are on electronic deposit, but the ones that are not, or who have clients who still send in cheques, those cheques did not come in,” he said. “There were a lot of businesses that experienced cash flow problems because they are still working

and they still have bills, but at the same time their revenue had dried up.” He said general contractors especially were affected because they generally receive payment after their work is done and may not be set up to receive electronic money transfers. Duncan said even though postal service has resumed, there is likely still a backlog of cheques that need to be delivered. He said for a number of clients he has worked ensure funds were available to them to cover costs until those cheques are received.

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The sun was indeed out for Canada Day in Fort St. John. Crowds lined up and down 100 Street to see the parade. Winners for best float in the Canada Day parade were first place went to the City of Fort St. John for their tribute to the sun, second place went to the Beaver Scouts, third place went to the Elks and the Royal Purple, fourth place went to the Energetic City Roller Derby Association and in fifth place was the Royal Canadian Legion.

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information on this or any other criminal incidents in Chetwynd or the South Peace region to contact them at 250-788-9221, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). DAWSON CREEK – A 25-year-old Dawson Creek man is facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking for the second time in just over a month after police seized cocaine and marijuana from a residence near Arras, south of Dawson Creek on Highway 97. Dawson Creek RCMP arrested the man who police say is a cocaine trafficker, between June 29 and 30. They then executed a search warrant on a home, where they seized over eight ounces of cocaine with a street value estimated at over $20,000, and 13 pounds of marijuana, with a value of about $30,000. The name of the accused is not being released until his first court appearance. Police have seized the man’s SUV in hopes that it will be forfeited to the Crown as part of the investigation. Dawson Creek RCMP would like to thank the public for its assistance in this investigation and wish to continue their partnership with the citizens of Dawson Creek and surrounding communities in making them a safer place to live. Any one with information about drug trafficking is asked to contact them at 250-7843700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Kirby Dreher receives exemption into the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open in Mirabel, Quebec

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Even though Fort St. John’s Kirby Dreher received second place, she won the first place pot of $10,000 at the CN Canadian Women’s Tour event at Blue Springs Golf Club and earned the Order of Merit exemption into Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship.

By Brent Hodson FORT ST. JOHN – Kirby Dreher won $10,000 and an exemption into the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open after taking second place at the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Tour Event at the Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ontario. Dreher, who is from Fort St. John, B.C. is currently playing in the LPGA Futures Tour. Dreher finished her round at Blue Springs and tied for first place with Jessica Wallace of Langley with more than 90 competitors in the event. In a one-hole playoff, Wallace defeated Dreher to capture the season’s third and final event. “When I was playing my actual round, I had no idea if I was in contention or not,” Wallace said. “When I found out that there were only a couple of players tied at one-over, and then that Kirby was the one I would play in the playoff…I played junior with her back in the day and I haven’t seen her in years. It means a lot to come out with a win over someone who has done so well on the pro circuit.” Dreher is currently taking a break while visiting with her family in Vancouver. “After I played my final round, I thought I had done okay. I was actually disappointed with myself as I felt I had thrown a few shots away. During the final round, I didn’t know how I was doing in the tournament so when I handed in my scorecard at the end, I was told I was tied for first,” Dreher said. “I then learned that Wallace was an amateur and could not accept the $10,000 prize so it automatically went to me,” Dreher’s goal was not the money, but to be accepted into the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Mirabel, Quebec in August. Entrance to the open is based on a point system. “It is my goal every summer to get into the women’s open and this year I knew I had to do well at this event,” Dreher Said. “When the awards were being announced, my name was called as the final exemption into the Open based on points.” Dreher finished the CN Canadian Women’s Tour at Blue Springs Golf Club with a final round score of 71-74-145 +1. She

finished in second place for the top 10 money leaders on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour with a total of $11,315.27. Dreher will now continue on the LPGA Futures Tour with stops in Conneticutt, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In August, she will head to Quebec for the Canadian Open and then one final LPGA Futures Tour event in Albany New York. Kirby currently sits 40th on the Future Tours money list. She wants to work her way up. If she finishes in the top 10, then she will receive status on the LPGA tour for next year. If not, she will head back to LPGA Qualify School, which is a qualifying tournament for the LPGA. She plans to finish her summer playing a lot of golf this year. Kirby would like to thank her family, everyone in Fort St. John for their support and for following her progress. Dreher has a Facebook page titled “Kirby Dreher Golf” that you can join to stay up to date on her summer. The North Peace Junior Hockey Club (FSJ HUSKIES) is currently accepting applications for the 2011/2012 season

Head CoaCH Please forward your resume By July 20, 2011 to: North Peace Junior Hockey Club Box 6483, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H9 The FSJ Huskies Junior B hockey is a member of the 7 team North West Junior Hockey League. The Huskies are run as a non-profit society and has a long history of supporting our community with the Huskies Fill the Bus Campaign for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The successful candidates will work with the volunteer board of directors.

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Fort St. John got some very good news last week. The Calgary Olympic Oval is currently undergoing roof repairs that will have the building closed until August 1, 2011. Due to this closure, the athletes that would normally train there will now be heading to the Pomeroy Sport Centre for a week long training camp. The speed skaters that will be making the trip to Fort St. John are the skaters that are hoping to become part of, or are already on the National Development Team, with some having already skated or medaled at World Junior Championships. Some of the skaters coming include Liam Mcfarlane who is a past world record holder in the 500m and five skaters from the Chinese National Team including Beixing Wang, winner of the bronze medal for the Ladies’ 500m at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Oval Program is Calgary’s highest level training program with training groups made up of provincial, nation and international athletes. I see this as great news for the Pomeroy Sport Centre as these skaters will be able to see our community and our facilities. Hopefully when they leave, they will talk about Fort St. John and what a world class facility the Pomeroy Sport Centre is. We are lucky to have this building in our community when so many other communities are scrounging for new or more ice surfaces. With the renovations that will be done to the Kids’ Arena and turning that surface into an indoor soccer pitch, Fort St. John may become a year round all sport community. You can speed skate in the summer and play soccer in the winter. This will make our community shine more then ever. With the inclusion of being Northern BC’s Music Capital, we have a lot to talk about to other communities.

Dawson Creek Rotarians mark 60 years of serving community and world By Matthew Bains DAWSON CREEK – Dawson Creek Rotarians recently celebrated 60 years of “service above self.” The Rotary noon club was incorporated on June 26, 1951, and held their first meeting at the Alliance Church, and to mark the anniversary, members past and present were invited to a dinner at the church. It was an opportunity to look back on the impressive legacy of service local members have created in Dawson Creek and across the globe. Looking around the city, it isn’t hard to see projects Rotarians have undertaken to improve the quality of life for residents. Rotary Manor is a significant example. Past president Al Mottishaw, a proud Rotarian for nearly a dozen years, said that facility is due the foresight of some of the club’s founding members, who took out personal guarantees in order to secure a loan so they could convert existing office buildings into a care facility for the community’s seniors. While management of the facility has since been taken over by the Northern Health Authority, the Rotary club’s commitment to it continues, as last year they helped refurbish two palliative care rooms at the manor. The club also hosts annual community events such as the Old Fashioned Christmas at Pioneer Village and the Cabin Fever dinner in February. To make all of those things possible, it takes the support of the community through fundraisers such as the annual Rotary Pigeon Races and Rotary TV Auction.

“It’s important we give back to the community,” said Mottishaw. “We get most of our monies and donations from the community, so we have to make sure we give back to the community to make it a better place to live. Dawson Creek is already a good place to live, but if we as Rotarians can make it a better place, it just makes it great for everyone concerned.” The club’s service goes beyond municipal boundaries, however. Over the years, local Rotarians have supported a computer exchange program in Russia, provided buses and ambulances to Mexico and delivered shelter boxes to Haiti, just to name a few projects. Mottishaw said the world is getting smaller in many ways because of communication technologies, and it is gratifying to see how the work of a small group of people can make a big difference in the lives of people around the world. That outward looking view has been taken up by the Rotary Interact Club, a group of young Rotarians who for the past several years have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a girls school in the African nation of Malawi. “They have to know it’s not just about them, it’s about community, and community is not just about Dawson Creek, it’s about Canada and the world,” said Mottishaw of the young Rotarians. “They’ve taken that into consideration and have done remarkable things with the small group they have.” The club looks to continue its good work this year by completing the Dawson Trail to extend it to the Multiplex, and there is also a desire to fundraise for the victims of the fire in Slave Lake, Alta., earlier this year.

Ken Haverland, who was a member of the local club for over 30 years before moving to Edmonton in 2006 and joining a club there, was in Dawson Creek for the dinner on June 26. “It’s great seeing a lot of folks, and going back through some of the memories about projects and things we’ve done in the past,” said Haverland. He said when he moved to Dawson Creek in 1975, he had never even heard of Rotary, but he was asked to volunteer for a fundraiser, and has enjoyed being a member ever since. “I’ve always wanted to help other people and give something back in the community where I earned my living. That’s always been a big part of my life.” Haverland said he remembers some of the projects such as doing maintenance at Rotary Lake being a lot of fun. “Now it seems like a lot of clubs are not doing the hands-on work, but we used to get a lot of fun out of it,” he said. “We would joke with each other and you would go for a hamburger and a pop after, so it was a lot of fun, and it brought you all closer together so you actually worked as a team.” Haverland was very involved in a significant international project – the eradication of the polio disease – and even took part in a cycling tour from Alaska to Newfoundland to raise money for the cause in 2000. He said the disease has not yet been eliminated but it should be within a couple more years. “They are getting very close now, and it’s going to be a huge thing when you look at all the lives and the dollars saved. It will make a difference to the world to have polio stopped.” • 9909-100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y4 • Phone toll free 1-877-787-7030 • Phone: 250-787-7030 • Fax: 250-787-7090 Email: • • • • 1220B 103 Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 2G9 • Phone: 250-782-7060 • Fax: 250-782-7066 •

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Food security in the Peace Region Please stop and think about HST! Dear Editor, Our Minister of Agriculture recently visited the Peace Region. He was talking about food security. For the purpose of this letter I am lumping the ministers, overseeing Canada’s production of food products, all together because they have all had the same lack-lustre and/or destructive effect. I will address them as “you”. You sat on your hands and watched the collapse of the East Coast fishery.You are sitting on your hands watching the collapse of our West Coast fishery. You have sat and watched the best fruit growing land in B.C.being covered in asphalt and concrete. You’ve sat and watched hundreds of hectares of orchards being slashed and burned because their markets had been taken over by highly subsidized American fruit products. What do you do? Have you no power, no input? You have sat and watched our livestock industries being punished and destroyed at every whim of our southern neighbours. Now, your coalition partner in Ottawa is destroying the Canadian Wheat Board. It is the last Canadian institution that can give food security to Canadians. Will you stand up for Canadians or are you content with being one of Harper’s trained seals? The Canadian Wheat Board is the last remaining impediment to total U.S. control of our food supply. That is what they want and

that is what Harper wants to give them. We will then be totally at their mercy in every situation. Is that what you want? I realize many of these problems stem from the absolutely asinine, one-sided trade agreements the Conservatives were witless and cowardly enough to sign but you should have enough guts to stand up and do your best for Canadians.You sit quietly by as our farm land is flooded or dried out from coast to coast. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt it is from climate change resulting from the unconscionable greed of the fossil fuel industries. If you care about our food supply you should be bringing this issue up at every opportunity. Climate change is destroying our food security and that of the rest of the planet as well.We had more food security 100 years ago than we have today.There can never be food security on this planet without tight control over and huge reductions of the production of fossil fuels. Please stop creating temporary Band-Aid solutions just to create the ruse of government responsibility.Work on the biggest problems first. When they are solved,many of the other problems will take care of themselves.Thank you. Ed Pitt, Dawson Creek,B.C.

Editor, I’m sure you have all seen the signs for and against the HST. Of course the NO signs supporting the HST are much larger, they have more money, ours. “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”. The government gives big business big tax breaks and big business works hard to give the government money, ours! I am all for keeping businesses strong, that’s who gives Joe taxpayer his job, but is it fair that senior citizens and young people just starting out have to pay? Getting back to the signs, how can the NO side get away with this blatant LIE. The HST is NOT 10 per cent. They have only promised that in the future they will lower it to 10%. In the future, with any luck, the Liberal Government in B.C. will be just a bad memory. Voting NO will not lower taxes for the ordinary taxpayer, you will still be paying the extra 7 per cent on many things to which only GST previously applied. The pro-HST camp also uses the tactic of “it will cost a lot of money to go back to the GST and PST system”. They should have thought of that before

they crammed it down our throats. They should have thought of that when they lied before the election, when they said they were not planning to bring in the HST. They should have thought of that when the petition to extinguish the HST was so successful. It seems to me it would have been easier to wait a couple of weeks for the outcome of this petition (or let the petition begin a little earlier). This was a democratic exercise and the people spoke loud and clear. Obviously the government was not listening, if they had we would not be paying now for the mail in referendum. My greatest fear is that taxpayers will be so disillusioned they will not bother filling out and returning their ballot, thinking that we can’t trust the Liberals to do the right thing regardless of the wishes of the people. Please think it over and mark your ballot YES to extinguish the HST. This is what the majority of us said when we signed Mr. Vander Zalm’s petition to extinguish the HST. Thank You. Alva Stewart, Charlie Lake, B.C.

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The majority of oil and gas activity in British Columbia occurs on Crown land, but there are instances when a company seeks access to private land for operations such as drilling a well or running a pipeline. These situations require the company to consult with the landowner, and potentially anyone nearby who may be affected. This discussion between the landowner and the company is both regulated by legislation and facilitated by the Commission in a number of ways. Consultation and Notification Prior to the introduction of the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA) in October 2010, companies seeking access to private land were encouraged to notify and consult with landowners, but it was not a mandatory step. Under OGAA, the Consultation and Notification Regulation (CNR) sets out a step-by-step process that companies must follow in the pre-application phase of a proposed activity. This gives landowners, whose land the proposed project is located on and those adjacent to it, the option to voice concerns regarding the activity. The consultation and notification process is separate from the requirement to negotiate a surface lease with the landowner, which are typically conducted prior to the CNR process so the landowner’s input



may be included in the plans for the activity and CNR documentation for that project. A brief summary of the consultation process is as follows: 1) The industry applicant provides the landowner with an invite to consult, which includes a description and location of the proposed activity. 2) The landowner responds to either the applicant or the Commission, describing their concern and requesting a discussion. 3) The applicant replies to the landowner, discusses the concern and provides a report to the Commission of how it was addressed. The landowner has a 21-day timeframe to provide a written response to the applicant, or a written submission to the Commission up until a decision is made on the application. The landowner must describe the nature and extent of any objections, and if possible any proposals for mitigation. This information is then taken into account in the Commission’s application review phase. Building Relationships The Commission is an objective third party and seeks to strike a balance between industry activity and public input, and this is the role of the community relations department. Landowner Liaisons, located in


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Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, provide information for landowners, but also serve in facilitating dispute resolution. Early and effective public engagement by industry reduces the need for dispute resolution, but in the event it is required, Landowner Liaisons seek to mitigate concerns and enhance cooperation. The Commission’s Landowner Liaison Inspector is in the field ensuring that companies operating on private land are following guidelines in the permit, both legislated and any caveats that may have been placed in regard to landowner feedback. The inspector has the legal authorities to order remedial work or recommend non-compliant activities are shut down. Quality of Life Increases in safety, and decreases in noise, odour, dust and traffic – these are key to landowners and all residents in the northeast. The Commission strives to keep these values intact, and tools such as the Oil and Gas Activities Act, the community relations department and ongoing dialogue with industry and residents help to achieve this. While oil and gas is vital to the economy of northeast British Columbia, it is the people and surroundings that make it what it is. For more information on how the Commission ensures that the quality of life for residents is respected, visit our website at

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At contract’s end, customers have the choice of returning their vehicle through a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges), financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates or paying the residual balance in full. Some conditions apply. Customer Choice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised Customer Choice Financing offers are TD offers. Example: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (29G) with a Purchase Price of $28,195 financed at 4.99% APR over 60 months with payments amortized over 84 months equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $184 and one final payment of $9,073 for a cost of borrowing of $4,788 and a total obligation of $32,983. 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Construction of reclaimed water project

By Matthew Bains DAWSON CREEK – The City of Dawson Creek’s reclaimed water project continues to move ahead towards completion early next year. Special projects manager Greg Dobrowolski said design drawings have recently been completed for the sewage treatment facility, and he expects the contract for construction of the facility will be put out to tender within the first week of July. Meanwhile, he said trucks continue to haul gravel in daily for construction of submerged attached growth reactor (SAGR) cells, which he described as basically giant gravel filters that include a microbial community that helps to break down solid waste and neutralize harmful chemicals. Those cells are being constructed using the west end of an existing float plane base at the airport. He said fortunately, the recent flooding in the city did not disrupt the construction of those cells, as it is critical they are completed by mid-August to allow time for the microbial culture to build up before cold temperatures slow down that growth. He added a blower building – which provides air to the cells to facilitate the growth of the microorganisms – is nearly complete. Dobrowolski said when the project is finished – which is expected to be in late March next year – raw sewage will still go through the existing treatment process before being pumped into the SAGR cells for further treatment. That effluent water is then piped to the treatment facility, where chemicals are added and a filter is used to remove any remaining solid waste, and chlorine is added, and then the water is stored in a reservoir under the building. As per the agreement with Shell Canada, the company has the right to withdraw up to 3,600 cubic metres of treated waste water per day from the facility in exchange for providing the bulk of capital funding required for the project, up to $9.75 million. The company has its own pump station and is building pipelines to carry the water to its operations in the Groundbirch area.

The city will build a bulk water fill station to sell its 1,100 cubic metre per day allocation to other oil and gas companies, or to use it for its own operations such as watering flower beds and sports fields, and for street cleaning. However, Dobrowolski said the biggest impact will be getting the local oil and gas industry off of buying potable water for its operations. The project will divert almost all of the treated waste water that would otherwise be discharged into the Dawson Creek. Even though the creek is man-made, he said it has been part of the natural environment for so long that they did need the approval of the federal Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans to proceed with the project. “What they’ve asked us to do is basically not to cut it off all at once, and to try to allow water after the spring freshet to still go through just in case there are any fish relying on that water to get out,” said Dobrowolski. He said the new treatment process is consistent with pending federal regulations that are expected to impose stricter standards on the quality of waste water being discharged into the environment. “At some point down the line we would have been looking at some means of further treating or sewage anyway, because the existing system where it gets ‘polished-off’ in three cells and then dumped into the creek would not be allowed.” With additional filtering steps, he said the waste water could be treated to a standard where it would be drinkable. He said he is aware that in other countries like Singapore they do actually divert sewage back into treatment and treat it to a drinkable standard, but he said the city is not contemplating that at this time. Dobrowolski said the project – a first in North America – has stoked a lot of interest from other municipalities and from industry. He said they’ve had visits from engineers from the City of Lloydminster and the County of Grande Prairie in Alberta, as wells as enquires from interested parties in the United States.

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Community welcomed to first competition powwow held in Dawson Creek

By Matthew Bains DAWSON CREEK – The community is encouraged to come out and witness the pageantry and beauty of First Nations’ dance and song during the first annual competition powwow to be held in Dawson Creek. The event takes place July 8-10 at the Memorial Arena. A dance group supported by Aboriginal Family Services in Dawson Creek has been given

the honour of hosting the competition powwow, which will see dancers of all ages contend for cash prizes. It differs from a traditional powwow, where every participant usually receives an honourarium. “At competitions, you get a lot of the best dancers, and that’s why we wanted a competition,” said Gary Belcourt, a member of the volunteer organizing committee. The dancers will be divided by gender and age,

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NEASEP will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday July 26, 2011 from 1-4pm At the Pomeroy Hotel & Casino. This is an open Invite. All are welcome to attend.

with males competing in four categories of dance – traditional, fancy bustle, grass, and chicken – and females competing in three categories - traditional, fancy shawl and jingle – with each dance having its own cultural significance. The dancers will be judged and awarded points over the three days of competition, and the top three in each category will be awarded cash prizes. Matthew Bains photo The dancers will perform to songs done by drum groups, A dance group with Aboriginal Family Services in Dawson Creek which usually consist of about performs during an Aboriginal Day celebration at the Northern 10 drummers/singers. They are Lights College campus on June 22. not only competing against other dancers, but against the drum groups as well, who determine winners, the judges will look for more will try to challenge the dancers by changing parts minute details – if their regalia is complete, for example. of the songs. The drum groups will also be judged in the timing “When they look at the dancers, the judges are of their songs by the “host” drum, a group of that making sure they are always on beat with the drum,” is not part of the competition but instead performs said organizer Denise Paul-Belcourt. “My Elder told me traditionally, when powwow first started, it ceremonies such as the Grand Entries and the Flag Songs that are a part of every powwow. This year, was the dancer competing against the drum.” Belcourt added if the dancing is too close to the Thundering Spirit drum group from the Enoch Cree Nation just outside of Edmonton will be the host drum. The top four drum groups at the competition will also receive cash prizes. (Peace River North) The organizers said the prize amounts for each category are yet Administration Office to be finalized, but they expect the top prize for the best adult dancer will be about $1,000, and up to $5,000 for the best drum group as those groups have more members. However, the event is about much more than the competition, said organizers. “When we talk about competition, sometimes we forget that’s it a spiritual thing, and it’s about healing the community, and our community needs healing,” said Paul-Belcourt. They said the powwow is The Administration Office will be done through the direction of community Elders, and according closed during the period of to traditions and protocols that all July 18th to August 12th, participants will be expected to respect. One of the protocols is re-opening on August 15th, 2011 a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol at the event. “The bottom line is we’ve always gone forward for the kids – that’s who we are trying to give strength and guidance to is the children in this community,” said Paul-Belcourt on the example they want to set for the young participants. They added the event is free to attend and everybody is welcome. “It’s not just an Aboriginal thing. This is for everybody. We have a lot of non-Aboriginal people dance for us,” said PaulBelcourt. “We need everybody to be strong, not just the Native people, we need everybody to come – then our circle is complete,” added Belcourt. Besides great dance and song, the event will also include arts and crafts vendors and concessions. Grand Entries begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. For visitors, camping is being provided at the Lakota Field next to the Multiplex. For more information, contact Denise PaulBelcourt or Evelyn Courtoreille ay 250-782-1169.

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19273 Wonowon Rd Edith Schmidt

#12 Forest Lawn Mobile Home Park Fort St John

9619 88th Street


Many new updates! Spacious 1987 14’ wide 2 bdrm mobile home in popular Forest Lawn mobile home park! New windows,new kitchen cabinets,new bathroom, new laminate and tile, all new trim inside and out, new paint, new 10x16 deck, 5 min from city in country like setting! Inc fridge,stove,bi dw & shed.

Cozy country home on 4.95 acres in Charliecell: Lake area. This 2180 sq ft home features 3 bedrooms up, and has a 1 bedroom mort-250-263-3030 gage helper suite with separate entrance in basement. Fenced for horses, barn, dugout, garden area, green house, lots of room for $79,900 MLS# N204924 your toys. New roof in 2008, new insulation, new windows, newer front patio. Includes 2 stoves, 2 fridges, dishwasher, freezer, washSelling Fort St. John since 1996 er/dryer. MLS#N204426 ‘It Begins with Trust’




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Fabulous spacious home,1600 sq ft on main, full concrete basement, 24’X24’ garage. NO HST. birch Hardwood in livingrm, 3 bed, tiled lg entry,kitchen, 2 bath. Open concept, kitchen has pantry, lg island/eating bar. 12’X16’ deck, gas for BBQ. Masterbdrm has WI closet, ensuite with dual sinks, lg WI shower with dual shower heads. Instant hot water system, security system. Great neighbourhood.


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5 year old home fully developed, 2160 sq ft, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 12x25 workshop/garage, fenced, in an awesome neighbourhood!

MLS# N210682 $314,900 9119-103A Ave FSJ

Pride of ownership shines in this 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1860 sq ft,new furnace, 50x150 lot, alley access, RV parking & paved drive.

MLS#N207663 $224,900 10495 102ND ST, Taylor B.C. Newer 3 bedroom 16x72 modular with a 11x22 deck, fenced yard, & 10x18 shed.

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Pyramid Corporation is seeking Electricians & Instrumentations for Fort Nelson, BC


Pyramid Corporation is seeking Electricians & Pyramid Corporation Corporation is currently looking for Electrical and Pyramid is looking Electrical and InstrumenInstrumentations forfor Fort Nelson, BC Instrumentations Nelson, BC location. Candidate tation Journeymanfor to our do maintenance/construction in the Fort must be area. local or willing to relocate to the area. Nelson Will pay travel from Fort St. John to and Fort Pyramid Corporation is for currently looking for Electrical

Nelson. Would local but flexible. Instrumentations for ourprefer Nelson, BChelp location. Candidate We offer excellent wages, benefits, RRSP program, room must be local or willing to relocate to the area. Please send resume to: for advancement and more.


For Sale

For Sale 2003 Dodge Caravan 56,000 km Call 250-785-2825. (07/07)

Help Wanted

Energetic Award Winning . Salon Seeking qualiWe offer excellent wages, benefits, RRSPaprogram, room the Fetch Dog From Shelter! or call or office at 1-250-774-7110 fied Barbers and Stylists. for advancement and more. Please forward resumes to: The BC SPCA cares for thousandsProviding of Email: over 25 years . We offer excellent Fax: wages, benefits, RRSP program, 780-955-4473 orphaned, abandoned and abused in dogs the Industry. Contact Visit our website: Please forward resumes room for advancement andto:more. each year. If you can give a homeless Lorraine or Marnie 250Email: Fax: 780-955-4473 dog a second chance at happiness,787-1552, 10442-100 St Visit our website: please visit your local shelter today.Fort St. John B.C. Hair Bin Beauty and Barber (07/07)

Help Wanted

Imperial Oil Agency Dawson Creek, BC requires a Class 1 Driver Fetch DogConfident -Pup & a Trailer -Fuel Experience An Asset From the Shelter! -Year Round Position The BC SPCA cares for thousands of -Competitive Wages Would you be interested in becoming & Benefits orphaned, abandoned and-Positive abused & a home share provider ? Organized Team Player dogs each year. you can give a Fax IfResume & Driver’s Abstract to chance 250-782-5884 Do you feel you may possess the qualities and the dog homeless a second at Attention Recruitment (07 desire to open your home to a person with develhappiness, please visit your local /21) opmental disability ? The Fort St. John Association For Sale shelter today. for Community Living is currently taking applicaMobile home for sale in tions for Home Share Providers. This opportunity Ridge. 3 bedis open to both male and female applicants and a rooms, 1 bath. Large corfinancial compensation package is provided. ner lot, backing onto field. Great for ATV’s. Close to schools and all amenities. If you are interested in this rewarding Newer furnace and water opportunity, please contact: tank. Asking $82,900. Call Fetch a Dog Pat Taylor, Home Share Coordinator Kathy at (250) 242-3621 or From the Shelter! at 250-787-9262 (250) 242-1394 (07/14) 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday Friday The BCthrough SPCA cares for thousandsHelp Wanted

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PART-TIME MERCHANDISER and abused dogs each Powerhouse Retail you can a The Northeast News, northern British Columbia’s leading year. weekly If regional com-giveServices has an opening munity newspaper, is seeking a Reporter. for a merchandiser to serhomeless dog a second This position will start out as a reporter position working in one of our Northeast vice our clients in Fort St. chance atfeatures. happiness, BC offices where you will write news, cover community events and write John & Dawson Creek, Responsibilities include but are not limited to: visit your local shelter today. please BC for part-time weekday • Writing news, editorials, features and covering events hours between 9:00 AM – • Help Edit and paginate • Work with other editorial staff 5:00 PM. Excellent oppor• Help with the design of the Northeast News tunity for additional work for an existing rep or anyone Qualifications: A journalism certificate program or a degree is preferred. Knowledge of inworking part time. Retail / Design, Photoshop, social media and creative camera skills are preferred. A merchandising experience driver’s license, car and camera are necessary. preferred. Must provide The Northeast News offers a competitive wage package that includes medical own transportation & interand dental benefits. net. Email: Fax: Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter to: 1-866-847-0068.(07/14) Brenda Piper, Publisher, The Northeast News,

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Looking for Work

Seeking work Ex Meadow Laker, late Fred Belick’s son. Many skills,many trades willing to negotiate wages Call 250-794-2928 (07/14)

Help Wanted

Wanted Class 3 pile driver operators and swampers, with drivers abstract. Fax Resume to 250-787-0553 (07/14)

For Rent

Commercial Land Space for Rent. Trailers, offices, etc. 250 731 6747 (07/21)

Fetch a Dog From the Shelter! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and abused dogs each year. If you can give a homeless dog a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.


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Sterling Management Services Ltd. has for rent

Bach, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Townhouses & Duplexes

Fort St. John


Ask about our Summer Move In Incentive

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For Sale

Antiques and Collectables Cecil Lake B.C. Watch for

Call our office 250-785-2829

Closed August. Nice collection of Oil Lamps.(07/28)

Mother of 3 wanting to babysit in my home Mon to Fri

Flexible hours, Registered with CCRR, Large back

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Beautiful Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments Multiple locations in


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Heavy Duty Mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat and or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field and be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd at A gIrl ) 780-723-5051 IT’S (07/07

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Wood We Bills Books & Bargains buy your Antiques, Born: Jan 3collectibles, Adult Parents: magazines, Books and Kaylacoins. Gladve &Open Shawn 12pm to 7:00 pm Mon to Sat Wood of FSJ phone 250-785-2660

IT’S A gIrl IT’S A Boy 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Kenzie rose thomas john (tommy) may Townhomes jacKson rivers-BoWerman 2 & 3 Bedroom Born: Jan 5 Born: Jan 4 Furnished and Unfurnished Parents: Justine Parents: Melissa

Lone & Katlan Harty & Barry RiversJackson of FSJ Bowerman of FSJ ONE MONTH Stats: FREE 12.5”RENT!! Stats: 22” 6 lbs. 9and oz Town 9Homes lbs. 11 oz Multiple locations of Apts

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For Lease 7 lbs. 2 oz.

PRIME RETAIL SPACE 100 St &101 Ave FORT ST IT’S A JOHN Boy Two 3000 IT’SSQ A gIrl FOOT gemma cohen RETAILSPACES Onemae 1800 SQ FOOT WAREHOUSE sWanson Paul SPACE INCLUDES Born: Jan 5 Born: Jan 6 GREAT PARKING Parents: Dave & Parents:PHONE Molly & 250-263-1244 (07/07) Joceyln Elliott of Abe Swanson of Charlie LakeHelp Wanted Hudson’s Hope Soon 20.5” to be Stats:Line 21” Cook - Stats: opened Tanglefoot Grill 8 lbs. 8 oz 7 lbs. 6 oz in Hudson’s Hope is seeking 3 line cooks to work with a Globaly Experienced Certified Chef Apprentices Welcome Send resume to Sam Kirsch by Fax 250-783-2301 or email (07/07)

Multiple locations of Apartments and Town Homes with Renovated Suites


IT’S A gIrl IT’S A gIrl adrianna christine tamara Katherine Bigcharles Belcher Born: Jan 9 Born: Jan 8 Parents: Sonya Parents: Auger, Terry Bigcharles of Taylor

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FSJ Oriental Massage. Deeply Relaxing Full Body. Cal 250-261-3923 by Appointment Only. (07/07)

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House for Sale

Moving, Must Sell, 2bdrm in Park, will consider all offers. $59,900 with $2500 Cash Back for Reno’s. Phone 250-262-8294 (07/07)

Help Wanted

Dozer and excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We requrie operators that are experienced and preference will be give to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transporation daily to and from jobsites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. 07/07)

Help Wanted

PART TIME OPPORTUNITY - ANDERSON MERCHANDISERS-CANADA INC. requires a Merchandiser to service and maintain various product lines in Fort St. John retail outlets. Reliable transportation, computer with internet and printer, access to digital camera and able to lift up to 50lbs. is required. Approximately 6 hours per week. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Email resume to: or fax to 905-763-6785 (07/07)

For Sale: 2007 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition 4x4. Deep Amethyst exterior color, black leather interior. Comes with LineX boxliner, after market headlights and taillights, satellite radio, power moonroof, 6 disc CD Changer., 22” tires. For more information, please call 250 219 0423. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE!! (TFN) Trucks/4x4’s For Sale Need Money? Borrow up to MODULAR 800.00 using your job,CTB,EI or 2006 HOME ON FENCED Pension,& up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle as collat- LOT IN TAYLOR! FIVE eral & keep driving. Tax returns APPLIANCES, STORAGE and cheque cashing available! SHED,team! $189,900. PHONE Be part of a growing Cash Factory Loans -250-787250-787-2237 has OR 250-7878811 @ 10243Oilfield -100 StHauling beside Company Home Furniture (07/07) ) 7329. (07/07 employment opportunities available

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100% Solid wood and rustic furniture. Log home renovations and sealants. call Lisa in FSJ 250.263.7765 or Doug in Hudson’s Hope Call 250.783.9156 (yrly)

Office for Rent

Office space for rent on ground floor in the Professional Building 1200 103 Ave Dawson Creek. Call 250-219-1434 (TFN)


BUILD TO SUIT Industrial sites available in: -Dawson Creek -Chetwynd -Tumbler Ridge 1 – 13 Acres Call (250) 719-1815 (07/07)

Olios Pizza - Now hiring full time Supervisor. 3 to 4 years experience $13.00 per hour. 40 hour week FOR SALE Must be available weekends. holidays and late TOM TOM XL 3405. US shift. Email resume to : oli- & CANADA MAPS, BOX OPEN, NEVER USED. Northeast (07/07) British Columbia

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EmploymentClass Opportunity Drivers 1&3 Pressure Truck

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Be part a growing team! Panda Tank Vac Truck HotofOiler End & Dump Services hasLease employment opportunities available: Truck Operators

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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Fort St. John Grande Prairie, AB & Dawson Creek, BC Area Grande Cache, AB3 years experience All safety tickets required, minimum Ft. St. John, • Excellent Wages • Full TimeBC • Health Benefits

For Sale

2009 GMC W4500 Tilt Cab, 7700km, Isuzu Turbo Diesel, Auto, A/C, Exhaust, Brake, Cube Van be Removed, $40,000. 250263-8785. Can be view at Beehive Mini Storage, 7604 - 100 Ave. (07/07)

Fax Resume and Drivers Abstract our Head office atservice totoour Fort St. John Office construction (250) 532-8729 785-4391 (782) Attn: Attn: Human Resources Extreme Garth Venture

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Call 250-793-0034 to View

Employment Opportunity HELP WANTED Class 1 drivers needed for Fort St. John B.C. and Grande Prairie AB area Bulk Transport, Oilfield tickets and drivers abstract required. Full and Part Time positions. Fax resume to Bushmen Trucking Ltd 250-787-7268 or Email to


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Trimac Transportation is North America’s premier provider of services in highway transportation of bulk commodities. Our Dawson Creek, BC location is currently seeking the following…

Company Drivers Owner Operator B-train exp. preferred. Mountain exp. driving required. Please send your resume and drivers abstract to: Mark Davy, by E-mail: or by Fax: 403-235-0542

North America’s Premier Provider

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advertise in the business Kamber Nitrogen Services Ltd. ( locally owned nitrogen pumping and coiled tubing company based in Fort St. John, BC. We are currently looking for career oriented people to operate state of the art nitrogen pumping and coiled tubing units.

directory? call

We offer competitive wages and benefits package with regular days off schedule. Ideal candidates will have Class 1 w/ air, previous oil patch and driving experience and clean driver’s abstract. PST, H2S Alive and First Aid are required.

1.877.787.7030 Resume with current driver’s abstract can be faxed to: (250)787-8687 Or emailed to:

Kamber Nitrogen Services Ltd. thanks all applicants for submissions, but only potential candidates will be contacted.

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • The Dawson Creek Community Gardens Society still has a few plots available for the upcoming garden season but they’re going fast! We have 20x30 plots or 4x12 raised beds at Northern Lights College or 4x8 and 4x12 raised beds at Trail Side Gardens. Cost per plot $20. For more info visit or contact Doris Brocke (250) 7822269. • Friday, July 8 - Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic “Doggy Day Wash - Friday July 8th from 11 AM until 3 PM. BBQ and Refreshments with donations to the Dawson Creek SPCA. Prizes, Giveaways, Games and Fun! In Clinic Demonstrations and Tours. Bring your pooch to the Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic where we will be happy to give him a bath. 238-116th Avenue across from the Fairgrounds. For more information contact us at (250) 782-5616 or visit www. • July 9: Community Garage Sale at South Peace United Church Upper Hall, 1300-104th Avenue, Dawson Creek from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. To rent a table to sell your wares, phone Judith at 250-782-8727 July 25: Christmas Dinner with all the fixin’s” will be held at South Peace United Church Upper Hall, 1300-104th Avenue, Dawson Creek. Hot turkey supper served at 6:00

pm. Bonanza • Bonanza Ag Society 33rd Annual Fall Fair And Mud Bog, Friday July 22, and Sta July 23,2011, For more info call Bill at 250-719-8266 Fort St. John • July 22/23/24 - Campfire Cowboy Hoedown in July 22,23,24 at The North Pine Fair Grounds. Local Country Talent featuring Brian Salmond and Tom Cole, ‘ Tommy Garcia and Colt 45”, ‘Wilf Nylander” , “Cliff Toverson”, and many other entertainers. Pack up your family and join us for our 2nd annual “Campfire Cowboy Hoedown” Lots of camping space. For more info call: Joann at 250 787 9806 or Laverne at 250 262 9413 before 8 p.m. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation,

Pet Photo of the Week Franchise location: Fort Nelson Your drive and determination could make you an operating partner with this legendary brand.

This is a photo of “Goober” and “Moose”, the two boys of the house. They are taken care of by the Fell Family of Rose Prairie, and are also 1 of 4 dogs in the household. These two are well known for thier amazing cuddles. Often these two will get in little scraps but as seen in this photo, they usually make up afterwards.

Email your pet’s photo to for a chance to win a special prize from the North Peace Veterinary Clinic 1 pet will be chosen each week and will be featured in the Northeast News. Each pet chosen will be entered into a draw for a monthly prize supplied by the

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If the prospect of running your own successful business in partnership with an existing A&W franchisee appeals to you, now is the time to join!

To learn more call 250-262-7459

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assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45.Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/ Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652.

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July 7, 2011

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Spa opened in Fort St. John

Massage Therapy...

By Lorraine Isenbecker of HB Health, Body and Spa

By Rebecca Stender of Peace Massage Therapy & Spa

It’s time to Relax! A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort. Many people live their stressful lives day to day without taking any time off just for them. Everyone deserves a well needed moment of relaxation and this massage is just the

right technique for that. It will relax your mind and body, giving you a break from the stress of your life. The length of the massage will depend on how long you would like it to last. Typically the option is between 60 and 90 minutes. Massages are open to people of all ages, and we even offer couples massages, where the couple is massaged in the same room allowing them to share the experience together. A relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle style of massage designed to improve ® circulation, range of Radio Frequency Treatment movement, relief minor muscle pain, and promote overall relaxation. Most people don’t take enough time off for themselves anymore. It’s about time you’ve pampered yourself with Body Contouring a relaxation massage! Facial Sculpting Please call to make an Skin Tightening appointment with our Spa Practitioners who specialize in Relaxation techniques such as Renewal of Body & Spirit Swedish massage, a soothing technique 250-785-0263 Consultations specifically designed to available now! relax and energize. Call for appointment HB Health and Body Wellness Spa 250-782-5554 and Laser Center now offers

Immediate & Visible results!

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you will find two lasers, the non-invasive Lipo Laser providing a painless way to contour the body and lose those unwanted inches and the top of the line Belle Luche Velocity Plus laser for treatment in hair removal acne and blemishes. For your great pleasure and relaxation try any one of the body wraps such as the chocolate, seaweed or the Getaway citrus body wrap. All are 60 minute sessions, or for that special experience try our Deluxe Couples massage, side by side with your loved one. Relax in aroma waters with a sea salt manipedi combo or pamper your face with a delightful facial that cleanses pore impurities and leaves your skin sparkling. We invite you to try our services.

Becky’s Hair Artists & Spa

Get that healthy youthful glow for the summer. June Specials: Microdermabrasion treatment with Glycolic Peel: 90 Minutes $140. Microdermabrasion treatment 45 minutes $85. Free makeup touch-up provided after service with our natural mineral makeup. Lipolaser sessions - 9 sessions reg. $1200 on for $600. Help lose those unwanted inches. Call the HB Health & Body Wellness Spa or Hair Bin Beauty & Barber, providing 25 years of haircare experience to the community of Fort St. John

HB Health, Body and Wellness Spa was recently opened by Lorraine Isenbecker, owner of the Hair Bin Beauty and Barber for the past 25 years. With the upbeat busy atmosphere of the Hair Bin, Lorraine wanted to offer an elite spa for a quiet relaxing way for people to de-stress, relax and be pampered while enjoying their spa or laser services. The spa located around the corner from the Hair Bin, is quaint, private and targeted for small groups of clients, allowing privacy for couples massages, pedicures, facials, body wraps and laser treatments. Or for total destress try our Moment for Yourself - a full body massage from head to toe followed by a custom facial. It is a heavenly escape. Incorporated along with the spa services

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Lisa MacElheren photos

Legendary rock band KISS played last Thursday night to a sold out crowd at the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek. The band brought their electrifying act to the North after playing in Prince George the Wednesday before. Opening for KISS was the band Bad City (left) which calls Chicago home.

BILL’S BOOKS & BARGAINS 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN


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• Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces Your • Patches • Stickers • Wallets Antiques, • Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, Adult • Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags Magazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets

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You pay what we pay. Not a cent more. 2011 Chevrolet

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MSRP $21,420 Employee Price Sale Notice to Vendors Opportunities during Family Fun in the Sun Week August 17-21, 2011


Only $152 Bi-Weekly

The City of Fort St. John is offering community organizations and/or businesses the following opportunities during Family Fun in the Sun Week: • • •

Food vending Fundraising events for not-for profit organizations Volunteers for events in the park

These are great opportunities to raise money for your organization as well as create awareness! Interested candidates may pick up and return an entry form nd by July 22 2011 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, Fort St. John City Hall and the North Peace Leisure Pool. For more information please contact: Kayla Bruintjes, Recreation Programmer Phone: 250.794.3262 E-mail:

2011 Chevrolet



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Toll Free: 1.800.811.1555 • 250.785.8005 11204 Alaska Road, Fort St. John DL#10839

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