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FORT ST. JOHN – A majority vote by council will allow construction of multi family development on the Catholic Church’s green space, but it was strongly opposed by its future neighbours. Sixteen homeowners and one renter voiced their concern with rezoning at the Public Meeting on Jul. 9. One after the other they sat in front of council. The main concerns were surrounded by traffic congestion, fear of noise, loss of community atmosphere and view of green space, potential for sewer back ups, houses being shaded by the tall structures and attracting a transient population. “All the people that were there, 98 per cent were against it,” said Susi Nielsen, who rents in a house on 93 St. and 102 Ave. “They’re not against development of single family or duplexes but they were against apartment building, high-rises…” Coun. Bruce Christensen was the only council member who voted against the decision to rezone the land. “The area must stay compatible with the other buildings in the area, I personally don’t think, what I’ve seen proposed, would do that,” said Christensen. The area was originally zoned for single family and duplex; and is currently an undeveloped field and community garden adjacent to the Church of the Resurrection. “To have a great big apartment block right across the house, it hurts me,” said Gary, who has lived in the neighbourhood for 18 years, and invested $150,000 and countless hours into his property. “That was the whole reason we bought this, I’m so mad I could barely talk. “People coming in from out of town they’re going to make millions of dollars in rent, traffic is going to be insane
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companies because countries like Japan are suffering an energy deficit and are willing to pay at least four times as much for natural gas as we pay here. Clark says those investments mean growth in the economy, job creation and therefore support for families. “That tax revenue means that we can support all those things that matter to us as a community, so thank heaven for natural gas, thank goodness for Spectra, thank goodness for all the men and women that make it possible with a big imagination and people who decided they wanted to grow with it,” she said. Last year approximately 61,000 new jobs were created in B.C.; the only province that did better in job creation last year was Alberta. Clark says B.C.’s job creation record was the result of ten years of work balancing the budget to cut taxes. She says that corporate taxes are 44 per cent lower than what they were in 2001, personal income taxes are 36 per cent lower than what they were in 2001, and B.C. now maintains one of the highest credit ratings. “We’re working hard to try to attract investment…The reason why businesses are thriving in British Columbia, the reason our economy is growing rather than shrinking, the reason why we’re doing the second best in job creation is because we’ve worked hard at it for 10 years, to make sure we were looking after our books,” Clark said. The Premier says that B.C. is in heavy competition with other countries that want to get in on the LNG opportunity, and that’s why she insists on moving quickly to attract investment. “Without you we cannot continue to make a difference and make this province a better place for families and this opportunity for natural gas is literally the opportunity of a lifetime and we can’t afford to pass it up, we cannot afford to miss this, there are competitors from around the world,” she said. One potential risk to these investments is the shortage of workers in the province. According to Clark, the federal government needs to open immigration for B.C. to meet labour demands. She says that the province needs to do more to attract skilled immigrants as 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN workers are, ‘the most important tool that we don’t have in our tool kit.’ • Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces “This opportunity that BritYour • Patches • Stickers • Wallets ish Columbia has in its grasp Antiques, right now is the opportunity of • Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, a lifetime, not just for the Peace Adult • Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags and for the north, it’s the opporMagazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets tunity to transform our entire Books and province...In a country where a Coins lot of provinces are struggling, Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John Canada needs us to step up and do our best,” Clark said.
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Premier attends hospital grand opening By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – Premier Christy Clark applauded Fort St. John at the grand opening of the new hospital on Jul. 12. “Fort St. John makes an outsized economic contribution to the country,” said the Premier. “We have to make sure that we are delivering the kinds of services that a city like this has not just deserved, but earned because of contribution that we make in British Columbia. We want to make sure that we are delivering the kinds of services that this community needs in order to grow.” The opening also saw the likes of MLA Pat Pimm, MLA Blair Lekstrom, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Taylor council and Peace River Regional District members as well as the first baby born in the new hospital, Eli Joseph Braun. “This is the youngest city in … British Columbia … but that means that the community is going to continue to grow economically and the population is going to continue to grow and you know, we are depending on the natural gas industry … we have
to make sure that the city and the communities that help create that economic opportunities have the health care—and that’s what this hospital is about,” said Clark. Before Clark took to the podium to address the crowd, she met with Eli’s parents Tina Peters and Joe Braun as well as Teffny McLeod, who gave birth to the fourth baby born in the new hospital: Theodore Roy Ellis. “I definitely wanted to meet her and wanted her to meet the fourth baby born in the new hospital to welcome him into the Fort St. John community,” said McLeod. But with the opening of a brand new hospital, it’s still evident that there are positions that still need to be filled, other than physicians and nurses, such as lab techs. “One of the contributions of this hospital is the connection of the northern medical program,” said Clark. Research shows that those who study in the north are more willing to stay in the north and continue their practice. “We can start thinking about expanding that to other areas
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Spectra celebrates processing plant with public and premier By Jill Earl
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Spectra executives and local government representatives are joined by Premier Clark for the opening of their processing plant.
DAWSON CREEK- Company executives, local government representatives, and B.C.’s Premier Christy Clark helped celebrate the official opening of Spectra Energy’s newest processing plant located in Bessborough, 16km west of Dawson Creek. The entire community was welcome to join in the celebrations with a free pancake breakfast, face painting and other children’s activities, tours of the facility courtesy of Step Up N Ride, and the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We typically don’t take the time to celebrate our successes, and we’ve had the last number of years here such a massive investment program in northeast B.C. that we’ve built pressure stations, pipelines, gas plants, we thought it was about time that we took a moment to just celebrate the success here. We’re very proud of this asset, we’re very proud of the work we do for our customers here and we want to be a long term positive force in the community and we thought we would have a celebration of this and invite the community,” said Doug Bloom, president of Spectra Energy Transmission West. Construction on the facility began in 2010 and was operational on May 31, 2012. The Bessborough plant is one of Spectra Energy’s 17 processing plants in the province, connected to over 7,300km of gathering and transmission pipelines. Their facilities now handle between 60 and 70 per cent of B.C.’s natural gas production. Processing plants take natural gas in its raw state and strip it of components such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and water to achieve relatively pure methane for the ultimate sales quality. In his speech, Bloom was reminded of the long history Spectra has had in this area, building the first natural gas processing plant in Taylor B.C. more than 55 years ago. W.A.C. Bennett, B.C.’s premier at that time, was there to help open the McMahon facility. “Spectra and the northeast and the entire industry, the gas industry, is going to be a part of growing what could be a trillion dollar industry. I don’t think W.A.C. Bennett could have imagined what that would have meant,” said Premier Christy Clark. “This is the part of the province that drives our entire provincial economy in a very big way, and every British Columbian should understand the contribution that this region makes to building our province. Every British Columbian in the south, on the island, in the northwest needs to know that we depend on the work you do here, on the gas you extract and process here, the effort that you put in here, for so much of the quality of life that we depend on in British Columbia,” she said. Spectra employs approximately 850 workers in B.C., and has approximately 650 of those workers in northern B.C. There are 20 permanent employees at the Bessborough plant, and during peak construction there were 300 workers onsite at any given time. During the opening program, Spectra was congratulated by local dignitaries for the work that they do for the community. Each year Spectra donates approximately $1.5 million to various charities and foundations in Western Canada. “We work to support really the welfare and well-being of communities in which we live and work...We know that health care and services are vital so we support initiatives that will help make the communities in northern B.C. a better place to live,” Bloom said. “Spectra again, a special thank you goes out to each and every one of you…you fully understand not only what it’s like to work in a region but to live in a region and work together so that we can maintain the quality of life and that’s really what it’s all about wherever you live in British Columbia,” said Blair Lekstrom, MLA for Peace River South and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. The completed facility, which is able to process 100 million cubic feet a day of natural gas, is only phase one of Spectra’s plan for the property; they have already begun construction on phase two, which is building another processing plant. After phase two is complete, the entire Bessborough facility will be able to process 200 million cubic feet a day. Bloom says future investment in B.C. is likely. “British Columbia is a very important part of our company’s portfolio, with opening this plant we are in the home stretch to completing our 2009-2013 $1.5 billion infrastructure expansion program which is helping to meet B.C.’s domestic gas needs as well as energy markets throughout North America. We are also poised to invest in $4 billion-$6 billion in new natural gas infrastructure within B.C. beyond 2015,” Bloom said.
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Attendees were invited to sign a white rock with messages for peace and in opposition to Site C.
Paddlers enjoy the two hour paddle from Halfway River to Bear Flat last Saturday at Paddle for the Peace.
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event, whatever your opinion is, is that it makes people aware of By Jill Earl FORT ST. JOHN- Approximately 250 registered float craft and this amazing river and that it is one of the great rivers. It should approximately 550 registered participants, and many more spec- not be dammed anymore, it’s already dammed,” Ackroyd said. Ackroyd has been to every Paddle for the Peace except for tators, took to the Peace River last Saturday for the 7th annual Paddle for the Peace, a protest against the proposed $8 billion BC last year’s event. She says her late husband worked for BC Hydro and also supported the event and attended every year. Hydro Site C dam project. Paddlers launched their kayaks, canoes, and other floatation Though Ackroyd cites the potential damage to the river and the devices for the two-hour paddle at 11a.m. in Attachie off of High- surrounding farmland as reasons for her attendance, she also way 29, but not before enjoying a free pancake breakfast hosted just loves to be on the river. “We’ve probably been on the river more then we’ve every by the West Moberly First Nations. Beginning their trek in the Halfway River, paddlers merged with the Peace River and floated been on because we know it might potentially go, we hope not so we paddle a lot. We’ve been on three times this week; it’s down stream to end their journey at Bear Flat. After the paddling was over, attendees could refuel with a free just keeping us on. Every time we go out we say, why didn’t I BBQ sponsored by the Halfway River First Nations and enjoy go more?” she said. Some participants were there only to show support against music sponsored by the Saulteau First Nations. The crowd heard speeches from West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Wilson, the building of Site C and others just wanted the opportunity to Diane Culling co-organizer of the Paddle for the Peace and mem- be on the water, Yeoman says that the event welcomed those ber of the Peace Valley Environment Association, and special who are pro Site C or are still undecided about the issue. guest David Suzuki. “We’d love to get people “I think in a large part the increase is because of Suzuki being here...I think we’re all pretty interested in hearing him talk,” said who are pro Site C because co-organizer Danielle Yeoman from the PVEA, about the increase we’d love to get the conversations going, it doesn’t take in this years attendance. “We’ve been inviting him every year and he doesn’t do summer many minutes for some people to change their mind if events, so we’re honoured and lucky to have him here,” she said. Opponents of Site C were welcome to sign their signature on they’re sitting on the fence... a white rock situated on Bear Flats and meet with other special someone who’s not quite guests including: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip from the B.C. sure, if they just have a conUnion of Indian Chiefs, Jody Wilson Raybould of the B.C. As- versation with someone who sembly of First Nations and Jane Sterk, leader of the Green Party knows they often say, ‘oh reof B.C. At night the PVEA showed a screening of the documen- ally I didn’t know that’...we don’t need to convert the contary Peace Out. “We need to continue this, and the hundreds and hundreds and verted, we want to convert the hundreds of people that are here are not only inspiring but very en- people that are pro,” she said. Continued on Page 10. couraging that they are finally beginning to wake up and beginning to understand our collective strength but more importantly our collective responsibilities,” said Phillip, pleased about the turnout. Due to the flooding in the region last year, participants were unable to paddle the Peace River but a breakfast was held to raise awareness. Besides the mishap last year, attendee Stefie Ackroyd says the event has been growing every year. “It’s grown. The first year they thought that they’d get zing dresses a m a n o d e k about 10 boats and I think they c We’re Oversto had about 40, I was thinking that that was all the canoers and E RACLiKneOs NLY! H T F F O kayakers in the Peace River Re• s e s s Six gion and now look at this. Evand G*EraxcdeptDSorpheia Tolli, Alyce, Ellat RoDressase, Afster en ery year it’s gotten bigger and and Consignm bigger and people who have maybe never been on the river At Jessica’s Bridal It’s All About You! before are on the river and they Jessica’s Prom Bridal & Men’s Formal see how amazing it is, because 1132-102 Avenue, Dawson Creek people don’t know...they now 250.719.0111 • www.jessicasprombridal.com know the river and I think this
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Pages from the Beaton Journals - July 1912 Mon 1st Dominion Day Self & Kenny drilling up potatoes with a horse and plough. 3 men arrived from Fort George with a canoe. Tues 2nd Self & Kenny as yesterday. Continues fine weather every day the Rivers falling fast. The mail man left this morning for Grand Prairie. Wed 3rd Self in office. Kenny out after horses. Continues very hot and dry. The River going down. Thurs 4th Self in office. A fine, clear day. Fri 5th Self calking the Boat, fixed it, and put it in the River. Taylor came up from his farm for a few supplies. Cloudy and looks like rain. Sat 6th The Diamond Boat arrived from P.R.L. and continued on her way to H. Hope. Self in store. Sun 7th No entry. Mon 8th Self in office. Cloudy. Diamond P Steamer arrived from H. Hope this evening and camped here for the night. Tues 9th Self as yesterday. Steamer left this morning for P.R.L. Mr. Benot, D.L.S. and party came down the hill and is camped here on the flat. Cloudy, but no rain. Wed 10th Self at odd jobs. A fine clear day. The Wolf arrived from Dunvegan. Japasin arrived from Montyine’s Camp. Thurs 11th Self busy at odd jobs around the place. Cloudy and looks like rain. Fri 12th Rain all day. Self in store. Kenny out after horses. Sat 13th Self busy in office. Mr. Akins, D.L.S., and party arrived from S. Pine River. Sun 14th Mr. Milligan arrived from H. Hope. Mon 15th Self busy in store. Mr. Akins crossed his outfit. The mail arrived this evening. A few Indians arrived. Tues 16th Rain nearly all day. Self in store. A lot of Indians arrived for treaty Payments. Wed 17th Self busy all day. Akins and party pulled out today at noon. A fine clear day. Thurs 18th Self as yesterday. Cloudy and looks like rain. A lot of Indians around waiting for Treaty. Fri 19th Self as before. A fine day with a few showers. Geo.
Harvey arrived from L.S. Lake. Sat 20th Self busy with Indians. A fine day with a few showers towards evening. Sun 21st Rain all day Treaty paid to the Indians. Mr. Benot’s party left to work on top of the hill. Tues 23rd The S.S. Peace River arrived from P.R.L. with a number of HB Officials on board. Self busy in store. Wed 24th Busy unloading the Steamer. Left at noon for H. Hope. River rising. Thurs 25th Self busy with Indians. The Diamond P Steamer arrived and left at once for the Hope. Fri 26th Mr. Fulton working in office. Self in store. Sat 27th Busy as yesterday. The Steamer arrived and left
again for P.R.L after taking the furs on board. The Diamond (here Beaton draws the shape of a “diamond” as an abbreviation) Boat also arrived from the Hope and left for P.R.L. Sun 28th No entry. Mon 29th A fine clear day. Self busy in store all day. Wablice left for Moberly Lake. Miller and Wild Bill arrived from H. Hope. Tues 30th Self busy in store. Miller & partner left for the Hope. Wed 31st Self went out to look for hay but found very little. Continues very hot. Joseph Strare and the R. C. Bishop left on a raft for Dunvegan.
Charlie Lake Conservation Society - WELL…now that’s a Deep Subject
By The Charlie Lake Conservation Society Lucky are we to receive a daily supply of water with just a mere twist of the wrist! Lucky are we that the City of Fort St. John presently has four wells that draw cool, fresh, clean water from the Peace River and have a back up water supply from Charlie Lake! The four wells located within and beside the Peace River, supply fresh water to city homes, rural homes equipped with cisterns, as well as homes with unused wells. If you stop and think about it, that’s a lot of people drinking and drawing water from the same source, our watershed! In the same way veins and arteries connect to one body, all of the mentioned as well as homeowners with a private well water
supply, share or are connected to our watershed. Although the onus for managing and regulating activities in the watershed is the responsibility of the BC Ministry of Environment (MOE), we can certainly do our part by being vigilant, conscientious and well informed. Legally as of November 2005, all water wells must be properly constructed by qualified well drillers, they must be maintained annually and if no longer in service, they must be properly deactivated and closed. Newly drilled wells must have a secure well cap and surface seal to prevent contaminants from entering the well. The wellhead should be at least 12” above the ground and the wellhead surface should be graded to drain surface water away. Well drillers must attach a metal well identification plate. The location of your well is extremely important and should be at least 30m or 100ft from a septic field, dog run, refuse pile, chicken coop or chemical storage. The well should be on high
ground to protect from flooding and contamination. As homeowners, well water should be tested for bacteria every spring and fall and make sure that septic tanks are pumped every two or three years. If living on less than 2.5 acres, we should also be asking our neighbours if they have pumped out their septic tank within the last two years or three years! It matters. Environmental representatives (MOE) regulate and manage activities in “our watershed” that may potentially affect water quality. With an increase in urbanization, the clearing of natural habitat, deforestation, climate change and the pollution caused by these influences, the quality and quantity of our water is constantly at risk. Well…that’s deep - but we can make a difference starting today! For more information go to info@ charlielakeconservationsociety.ca
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July 19, 2012
Stage North to bring theatre to summer school
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FORT ST. JOHN – Skills in acting and production techniques are useful personal tools for more than the aspiring thespian. Careers are sometimes built or broken on the quality of individual delivery skills and presentations techniques. Stage North is offering an intensive, two week theatre school in acting skills and production for 13 to 18 year olds from July 30 to August 11. Stage North has extended the theatre school to two weeks this summer in response to the success of the one week instruction last year. Up to 20 participants will work seven hours daily in instruction of the art and techniques of theatre. From tips to improving acting to thinking through set, sound, and lighting and mask design, this course is packed with information for the inspiring actor, director and backstage technical magician. Professional actor and director, Josue Laboucane, is returning to offer his expertise as the professional instructor of the summer school. Josue is a professional actor and director working in Vancouver. He is originally from Fort St. John and got his career start with NPSS and
Stage North. Josue recently adjudicated the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival for Theatre BC in Fort St. John. He worked closely with the winning play of the Festival which competed at Theatre BC Mainstage in Kamloops in early July. He said, “Working with the students in Dog Sees God, I can see the amazing potential of the young people in Fort St. John.” He is looking forward to spending some in-depth training in acting and directing with those who can take the summer school. Local experts will be called upon to work with the participants in techniques of mask work, set design and building, sound and lighting design and operation and backstage responsibilities as well. Theatre instruction will begin at 9 am each day with 4 hours of acting and directing and continue after lunch with 3 hours of theatre skills and techniques. A final “Works in Progress” showcase will be featured on Saturday, August 11, at 7pm in the NPCC theatre. Tickets for the showcase are $5. Open to 13-18 year olds, registration space is limited and available now for $225 by calling Stage North at 250-785-6214.
Dawson Creek Literacy Now: Lessons in conversation By Michele Mobley ~ Literacy Outreach Coordinator Literacy is not just about reading and writing; it is also about communication. As anyone with children knows, most of them love to talk! Take some time each day to engage your child in conversation. Conversation gives children an opportunity to make connections between letters and sounds. It can also increase their vocabulary and comprehension.
Conversation also gives children a sense of security and belonging. Sitting down and reading a book out loud to a child also holds the same benefits. Reading kids stories from books, or telling tales of your childhood can develop a child’s listening skills and improve their ability to understand both imaginary tales and true-life situations. When a trusted adult listens and communicates with a child, it can also strengthen
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Mom vies for tot-friendly park By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – One mom’s idea of a super park has become a trending topic amongst parents in Fort St. John. Jaandi Roemer started a Facebook group called Fort St. John Super Park. She did it as a means to get feedback from her friends on what they thought of a park that catered to toddlers, much like Dawson Creek’s Rotary Lake Park. But overnight it grew from 40 members to 241, and counting. On a hot, summer’s day in Kin Park, Roemer pushes her oneand-a-half-year-old daughter Savana in a cupped swing. “This is basically the only thing she can play on,” said Roemer. Savana is like any other one- to two-year-old. She’s adventurous and curious about her surroundings and wants to touch everything. But for a toddler her size she’s unable to freely climb the jungle gym, equipped with chain loop holes, a set of monkey bars, high plat forms and a slide—without her mom’s shadow. Roemer hopes with the support of the community and donations from oil companies, a super park can be created. “I would like to see extensions built on the spray park included for toddlers, more toddler-friendly spray areas and maybe add a few more things for the bigger kids,” she said. “And being here at Kin Park I could see a lot of potential for this park. Tear down the old stuff that’s outdated put in a toddler park that’s also special needs friendly. Put in ramps, instead of stairs, low to the ground, and update this stuff…” She also envisions a picnic area
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and covered gazebo for family outings or birthday parties. The Facebook group has generated a lot of comments, some who are for it and some who say that Fort St. John has already had opportunities similar to this concept, but it was never taken advantage of. “I do believe that we have lots of resources and parks available to use in our town,” wrote Jessica Armstrong, on the public Facebook group. “And agree that what we have had wasn’t being used to its potential. This is why Wallnutz shut down and the WOW bus that was supported by the school district. Perhaps the spray park could be updated but the city has an endless list of items on its plate that I’m sure will need fixing before that gets fit into a budget anywhere. Understandable. I think that instead of complaining about what we have we could maybe work together to make things better. Maybe have people volunteer to spruce up the parks, repaint, pick up trash, fix, etc. that might be nice to see instead of just complaining.” Armstrong added in a later comment that she was supportive of the Super Park idea but thought that current programs and facilities should be used to their fullest potential. Another member, Kelly Herriot, made a comment that a winter-friendly play space would be a better idea. “I know that this site is about promoting an outdoor facility. I’m torn because I would like to see both, but feel the need for something during the winter is much stronger. We spend hours
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Jaandi Roemer carefully watches as her one-and-a-halfyear-old daughter Savana plays on the jungle gym at Kin Park. Roermer hopes to get a toddler-friendly park in Fort St. John.
and hours outside in the summer, but in the winter, we struggle. I think something indoor has my vote.” There are 10 parks around Fort St. John and a new skate park, dog park and out door gym park are looking to be built in the future. “Let’s make this happen, let’s make this more community friendly,” said Roemer.
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July 19, 2012
Directors seek resolve with abandoned pipelines, work camps By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- Peace River Regional District directors approved two recommendations at their last meeting on July 11 that move to resolve issues with abandoned pipelines and aims at enforcing worker camp regulations on agricultural land. The Electoral Area Directors’ Committee brought forth both recommendations. Directors agreed to send a letter to Minister of Energy and Mines, Rich Coleman, regarding the removal of easements on properties with abandoned pipelines. Easements provide a right of way for a company to cross into your land, and puts restrictions on what you can do with your property. Having an easement on a property can even depreciate that property, as potential buyers may not want to invest in land with restrictions. “The easement is still there, that’s the whole problem, the line is no longer being in use and it goes on title that that easement is there, so it restricts the amount that you can use that land for. So the wish of everyone that’s impacted by this is to get rid of that encumbrance so they can bring the land whole again,” said Wayne Hiebert, electoral area D director.
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The second recommendation passed was an amendment to little we can do about the darn things, so why not leave it to the zoning bylaws to allow worker camps on agricultural land with- jurisdiction of those who can, that would be the ALC, the health out restriction, with the knowledge that there are a number of authorities, ect…they can ensure that there is a deposit made to other agencies they would have to seek approval from first. The bring those lands back to what had been an agriculture use at recommendation read: “it is acknowledged that worker camps the end of it’s lifetime and we struggle really bad on how we within the Agricultural Land Reserve require a non-farm use ap- can make it better then that,” said PRRD chair Karen Goodings. proval, and there are a number of other provincial agencies that By accepting the recommendation, residents can still come to have jurisdiction for health, safety and environmental matters.” the PRRD concerning complaints about worker camps, but the Currently the PRRD has a bylaw allowing 30 workers in a district will have to contact the appropriate agency to enforce camp for a maximum of six months, which Hiebert says is just any rules that had been broken. not big enough. Adding the amendment to the current bylaw “The health, safety, and environmental matters for the most would redirect camp managers to other agencies, hopefully mak- part are out of our jurisdiction, they are dealt with by Northern ing their application process faster by not having to be granted Health and by the Ministry of Environment, by transportation, permission by the PRRD to proceed to the Agricultural Land those are areas that we can’t really do anything about and there Commission. is a requirement for those camp operators to get their health per“We don’t really have anything in place to deal with those mits, their sewage permits, to get their access permits from the camps anyways, and there are all these other provincial agencies province, through the agencies that they have there, that’s their that do have rules and regulations that pertain to them,” Hiebert responsibility. It’s not anything that we can enforce,” said Bruce said. Simard, general manager of development services for the PRRD. “Hopefully this will redirect them right off the bat, they don’t have to be tied up with the regional district bureaucracy or rules and regulations… and that’s where the teeth would come in to do what they can do. It also, I think, eliminates one level that they have to go through so that they would be more apt to do more of these things and avoid the ‘moving in over night,’” he adds. The PRRD would still have restrictions on residential, commercial and industrial zoned lands, but putting no restrictions on worker camps means that the ALC can decide limits on workers, areas, and the length of time they are there for. The ALC will also put a heavy deposit on the land, so compaJill Earl photo nies have an incentive to leave the land MLA for Peace River South Blair Lekstrom, chair of the Peace River Regional District, the way it was found. Karen Goodings, and MP Bob Zimmer helped official open the new wheelchair accessible “We’ve decided that there’s very front entrance to the Dawson Creek PRRD office.
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July 19, 2012
Join us for the next few weeks as the Library...And Beyond children will write an article special to the Northeast News on their adventures here in Fort St. John. By: Abdullah, Adam, Aliya, Alyssa, Amelia, Ash-lee, Brody, Cade, Cameron, Daphne, Eujen, Isaiah, Janson, Jasmine, Josie, Justine, Kash, Kylee, Matthew, Noah, Raeed, Rylan, Sam, Sidney, Tate, Tatum and Venice FORT ST. JOHN - Our first adventure with Library…And Beyond started on the City bus, on a trip to the Fish Creek Community Forest. We all sat down, but if there are not enough seats, people are allowed to stand up! The bus driver was very nice. A lot of Campers had not been on a City bus before and we were very excited—we were laughing and chatting a lot, especially when the ride got bumpy! Along the way some other people got on the bus, including a lady that we recognize who works at McDonald’s! She is very nice, and it was cool to see her. “It was an awesome bus ride,” said Tatum Salinas. Sandy Ross from Search and Rescue taught us about what to do if you get lost in the forest. “The most important thing before you go hiking is to tell someone where you are going,” reported Samantha Hergott. If you get lost, you need to “Hug A Tree,” which means find a tree and stay next to it. Your tree should be big and next to a clear space so people can see you. Then build a “nest,” that is a shelter made out of branches and leaves. You have to bring a whistle and a bright garbage bag. Make a hole in a corner of the bag about as big as your hand. Your hand is as big as your face. Sitting in the bag keeps you warm and dry. Blow your whistle 3 times—that means HELP, EMERGENCY! A whistle is a tool and not a toy, so only use it for emergencies. Conservation Officer Klein talked to us about some of the animals that live in the wild near Fort St. John. He told us about being Bear Aware when we are camping. An important thing about camping that everyone should remember this summer is to make sure their food is in a safe place where animals like bears won’t find it. Up a tree in a cooler is a good place for it. C.O. Klein also showed us a lot of different animal furs. We saw a wolverine, lynx, beaver, cougar and grizzly bear. We liked getting to feel all of the animal skins. If you have never felt an animal’s fur, you should try it out. “The Lynx was the softest, and the beaver felt like a blanket,” said Josie Lawlor. The foot pads on the skins were very hard and rough like rocks, but when the animal is alive they are soft like a dog or a cat’s. Finally, all of us went swimming at the Leisure Pool. If any kids haven’t been to the pool, here are some fun things to do there: going in the wave pool; going down the slide and playing in the canoe. The pool is a great place to go and see friends. Lots of people use the pool, and sometimes you meet friends there from school that you didn’t know were going to be there! The best thing to do at the pool is to yell, “Wheeeeeeeeeee!” when you go down the slide. That’s it for this week! Check back next time to hear about our pirate adventures around town at Photo submitted the Pomeroy Sports Centre, Cosmic The group saw different animal furs including wolverine, Pirate Bowling and more! bear, beaver, lynx and cougar.
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working as a judge. â€œHere and the finals in Edmonton are the ones that are the most prestigiousâ€ŚWhen you get here, there are so many good guysâ€ŚYou have to be very critical of anything that could be done wrong because thereâ€™s 12 guys in each event and each guy is capable of winning first, so anything that is done wrong youâ€™ve got to get critical,â€? Cooke said. Cooke used to be an amateur bull rider and bareback bronc rider for a few years in the early 70s, after he quite he was asked to help judge the local high school rodeo and quickly became a regular judge at the high school and amateur rodeos. â€œI just went and did it, and I did a couple more and a couple more then I started doing amaAdvertorial teur rodeos and I became involved in the political end of rodeo for many years too, I was the president of the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association for quite a few years, and Iâ€™ve worked for stock contracCimo Mediterranean Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant, opened on tors and I just became very involved in the May 8, 2001 in Prince George, B.C. Known for dishes made from scratch, Cimo whole sport,â€? Cooke said. serves true Mediterranean food in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant strives In order to be a judge with the Profesto provide sincere, personalized service where servers get to know the names of sional Rodeo Association and the Canaditheir guests; creating a home away from home. General Manager Carey-Lynn is an Professional Rodeo Association potenpassionate about bringing the Okanagan to Prince George by featuring award tial judges must be invited to a weeklong winning wines from many vineyards throughout B.C. She also special orders clinic with other professional judges. select wines from B.C. wineries that are not easily available: assembling a unique Judges must attend these clinics once evwine list to pair with every dish. The chefs pride themselves on making every ery two years to update their knowledge dish to order; enhancing guestsâ€™ unique dining experiences by updating weekly and keep their judge status; new rules are â€œfresh sheetsâ€? featuring new wines and a variety of local sustainable food. added and erased from the rulebook each Cimo supports local Prince George and B.C. farmers and wineries by bringing year and judges are always made aware of the changes. Judges recommend potential fresh food from farm to plate and vineyard to glass. Cimoâ€™s staff is proud to new judges to be considered. be environmentally conscious: recycling and composting all restaurant waste, â€œYou donâ€™t get a certificate or anything, donating rich soil to community gardens or using it in their own gardens to grow they just put you on what they call their vibrant ingredients. Join the Cimo staff today for quality service: like them on roster, itâ€™s no different then the NHL Facebook! referees or whatever, you just get on the roster and then youâ€™re rated as an A, B, or C and the A guys get the bigger better rodeos, they work it like that,â€? Cooke said. Rodeo judgesâ€™ responsibilities donâ€™t just include evaluating each competitor in their event and knowing the rulebook front-to-back, they also ensure all livestock are healthy and are well handled and that competitors are dressed appropriately and have good attitudes while they are in the public eye. â€œWe have to watch for the conduct of the cowboys and anybody that is breaking the rules, cheating or doing anything, or being abusive or doing anything like that we have to write them up and then send it
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DAWSON CREEK- Everyoneâ€™s a critic, but to be â€˘ Specializing in 5â€? a professional judge takes experience and a certain Eavestroughing set of skills. When people make a living from judged events, such as in the rodeo, having confident and â€˘ Siding competent judges is crucial. Vice president of the Dawson Creek Exhibition Ben Beifort â€˘in: Cell: 250-261-8216 Association and director of the rodeo and the CanaSpecializing Box 84, Montney, B.C. V0C 1Y0 dian Professional Rodeo Association on the Exhibiâœ“ Siding tionâ€™s committee, Terry Cooke, has been a profesâœ“ 5â€? Eavestroughing sional rodeo judge since 1995. Cooke is considered Call Ben: an A judge, meaning the highest ranking in judges, and has had the privilege of judging the Calgary Stampede ten times; Cooke was even there last week
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all out to the office and they get fined, we have to do all that stuff,â€? Cooke said, adding that if competitors are caught in the ring without their hat they can be fined up to $200. â€œIf you took the rule book and read it you wouldnâ€™t believe some of the stuff thatâ€™s in thereâ€Śitâ€™s a lot more then what people realize,â€? he said. Rodeo judges are active in the arena and must be in good physical shape in order to run around and avoid potential collisions with the animals and competitors. Cooke says that there is never less then two judges judging a rodeo event, and each judge evaluates the entire category and is responsible for evaluating every element of each ride. As most judges have been around the sport for a while they have come to know the competitors and being fair can sometimes be a challenge. â€œWe know 90 per cent of the competitors, you have to be able to separate your friendship and your job, and thatâ€™s whatâ€™s tough sometimes, sometimes you have to fine one of your buddies $500 or more,â€? said Cooke. Like most sports, competitors may not always agree with the judgeâ€™s scores, Cooke just considers this a fact of life. To ensure that rodeo judges are doing their jobs properly, they too are being evaluated. The judging commission made up of four people, travel around to different rodeos unannounced to make sure that their judges are being fair and stick to the rulebook. â€œEither you know how to do it or you donâ€™t, but you have to do it right or you donâ€™t get another job. If you start screwing up, thereâ€™s people evaluating you all the time too, so if you start screwing up, youâ€™re going to loose your job,â€? Cooke said. â€œYou have to know the sport inside outâ€Śyou have to be a guy thatâ€™s been around the sport for a long time, you can take a world-champion bronc rider and he probably canâ€™t judge because thereâ€™s so much more to it then just the riding. You have to be fair, you have to get along with people, thereâ€™s just a lot of things that you have to do besides be a competitor,â€? Cooke said about the qualities of a good judge. Due to his responsibilities at the Dawson Creek Exhibition, Cooke stopped judging the Dawson Creek rodeo three years ago and will not be judging the local rodeo this year either. â€œThe level of competition gets better and better and better, thereâ€™s so many young guys coming out of the U.S. that are just so good, itâ€™s just got betterâ€Śthere are 11 rodeos that are on the Canadian Wrangler Rodeo Tour, those are the 11 best rodeos in Canada and we are one of them,â€? said Cooke.
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DAWSON CREEK- The city’s 4-H Heads and Tails club have focused on the third commitment in their pledge over the past few months by working to promote the Salvation Army through an awareness campaign. As apart of their efforts the multi-club’s 12 members created a display detailing the history of the Salvation Army and the different programs that they run. Members set up their display at the Dawson Creek Farmer’s Market on July 7 and 14 in hopes of promoting their work. “Their idea was to promote the Salvation Army because so many people think about the Salvation Army at Christmas time and then after that it’s sort of the out of sight out of mind sort of thing and summer time comes along and people just forget about everything. So our club decided that the best way to work on that is to do a big display,” said Trish Homis, district key leader of the 4-H club.
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Dawson Creek to host Kiskatinaw watershed public forum By Jill Earl
DAWSON CREEK- Continuing the success of Drinking Water Week in May and the launch of the Water Page on the City’s website, Dawson Creek’s Water and Environmental department is again inviting the public to learn about their water source with an open-house at Northern Lights College on Tuesday, July 24 from 7p.m.-9p.m. Presentations during the open-house include a photographic slide show of the watershed by local photographer Don Petit, an overview of Dawson Creek’s water stewardship program, a keynote presentation by Dr. Margot Parkes on ecohealth and watersheds and their linkages, and an interactive presentation about community outreach. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss and suggest watershed research priorities in a facilitated discussion. The open-house is apart of the Kiskatinaw Watershed Research Forum and Field Tour, a three-day event the City is cohosting with Forrex and the Foothills Research Initiative. The forum will welcome practitioners and researchers on July 25 and 26 to have a field tour of the watershed and discuss land-use activities, management practices, watershed monitoring locations, and how to build a coordinated research/monitoring program that protects the city’s water source. Reg Whiten, watershed steward for Dawson Creek, is organizing the event and says that besides sharing research he hopes the practitioners will also consider research questions that may need to be answered in the future. Whiten gives the example of the mountain pine beetle and how it may affect the storage of ground water and how the city manages our water supply. “I think we’re trying to lead on this the same way we’re trying to lead on energy and sort of looking towards the long term. To do that we have to have a good understanding of what’s there, what are research questions that we have to think about and start researching now and having a coordinated approach to information sharing and reporting and exchange,” Whiten said. The forum is the second component in the City’s Source Wa-
Continued from Page 20. “We try to do various types of things every year, as part of our responsibility as 4-H members to find some method of community service and it can take various types of forms...So it’s not just all about us as a club and the fun and the great things that we can do, we are responsible to our community as well as to our country, so that’s part of it, you’re not just there for the hand out and good stuff, you’re there to support your community, trying to be a better citizen,” Homis said. Heads and Tails got the idea to promote the Salvation Army and it’s various programs such as their food bank, soup kitchen, kid’s club, family services, friendship group, King’s Kids, daycamp and Coats for Kids among many others, from a 4-H club in Alberta that challenged them with the idea. Homis says it was up to the members to decide if they wanted to do it or not, they also decided when and where they wanted the display set up and we’re in charge of doing all research which consisted of talking to Salvation Army executives and going online. “I think it was wonderful, I was surprised when I went there. They did a wonderful job, they did research online and they talk about the history and what’s happening and all that stuff. I thought it was pretty great...I think that sometimes people think the Salvation Army is only Sally Ann and they don’t seem to realize that we are a church and we also have other programs going on, and many people don’t know those things. I think it might make people more aware of those things,” said Suzanne Beaudoin, Core Sergeant Major with the D.C. Salvation Army. Though the youth were more then happy to accept monetary and non-perishable donations at their booth, spreading awareness was their main goal. “The whole idea was to bring it back up to people’s attention, you’re not thinking about it all the time, it’s like recycling, if you don’t keep reminding people…it doesn’t happen. So we just thought we’d bring it up, we’re not trying to be in your face or anything, we just want them to know, think about it. Summer comes along and we want to go to the lake and do all these wonderful things, but the need is still there in the community,” Homis said. “We just thought it was a worthwhile project, it’s something that people need to be aware of cause often times the needs are invisible in a community, unless you really really look and it could be anyone anytime that is effected and we thought the Salvation Army was a worthwhile organization, because there’s such a broad spectrum,” she adds.
ter Protection Plan renewal, an effort to update the current protection plan that was developed in 2007. The first component was a review of the existing watershed management systems and source protection plan goals, which is still in progress. The third component is scheduled to take place this fall with another forum focused on developing a watershed governance structure and a review of the existing source water protection plan implementation and partnership developments. “We’ve got that source water plan that was developed in 2007 which is kind of need of updating and when we look at updating it we have to look at potential risks and how do we manage those over the long term so we have to kind of consider everything and there may not be problems now but down the road there might be issues,” Whiten said. Though the City checks and treats the water before it goes to the taps of residents, Whiten says it’s important to have a source water protection plan because it adds another barrier of protection.
“It’s more or less trying to keep ahead of any particular issues that might develop, and that’s really the focus of research… preventing various types of contaminates getting into our river system, so that has to do with everything from industrial developments to agriculture, all types of activities have potential for impact and we just have to make sure that we have management practices in place that obviously protect the streams and water courses,” Whiten said. Whiten feels that potential partnerships with a core group of practitioners and researchers may even lead to a development of a long-term hydrology research program in the area. He says that with a research program, the City could potentially lead graduate students into studying special topics that we need more information on. “In terms of the potential to actually having a long-term hydrology research program, because we don’t really have anything like that in northern B.C., any hydrology research that is being done is mostly done south,” he said.
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“Investing in the organized capacity of persons to care for one another” The United Way of Northern British Columbia is a leading proponent of community development initiatives and collaborates with agencies providing programs and services in Northern BC. Our plan is to expand and support programs and services in North East BC by seeking an individual to join our office, located in Fort St John.
Community Development & Campaign Officer Northeast Office (Fort St John, BC)
Located in Fort St John, this position is responsible for working with key community leaders, volunteers, community groups and organizations. The incumbent will assist communities, located in Northeastern British Columbia, to plan and establish programs and services and build volunteer capacity to address emerging and critical community needs. Please apply if you have: • experience in fundraising or community development • leadership qualities and strong project coordination experience • great interpersonal skills and a strong capacity to interact with key community leaders and community health and social service providers • experience managing a volunteer workforce • proven organizational and analytical skills and are attentive to detail • strong communication skills (written and verbal) • the ability to work under pressure while meeting deadlines and goals • strong computer skills, including data base applications • access to personal transportation and a willingness to travel throughout northeastern BC • the ability to work outside of standard business hours We are looking for an individual with the above skills and aptitudes in addition to a postsecondary education in community organization, marketing or communications and demonstrated experience in community building and fundraising. Previous experience in a United Way or not-for-profit environment would be an asset. If you are a committed and dynamic individual who is dedicated to excelling in a challenging and rewarding environment, please apply in writing by August 10, 2012, to:
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The successful candidate will be a punctual, well organized individual with excellent communication skills that works well in a fast paced environment and is a team player. This position involves Payroll, Accounts Payable, Reception, and Equipment Maintenance Data Input. Experience required in the following: • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access • Simply Accounting • Payroll • Experience with Paymate Payroll & Microsoft Access software will be an asset. Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 8am-4pm Competitive wage and benefits package will be offered.
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A three year old Shitzu Terrier with black, white, and reddish brown fur was lost on Friday June 22, 2012 late in the evening after a vehicle was stopped by police near 12th street at Alaska Road in Dawson Creek. The dog was not wearing a collar and answers to the name “Miley”.
If anyone has seen or may have recovered this dog, please contact either RCMP Peace Region Traffic Services in Dawson Creek at 250-784-3711, Fort St John Peace Region Traffic Services at 250263-6370, or the dog owner at 250-263-1634. The dog owner is very anxious to have this dog returned as it is a special family pet.
UPCOMING Dawson Creek • Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmer’s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050. • Did you know that formaldehyde is a common ingredient in household cleaners? NEAT is hosting a Green Cleaning Workshop with Literacy Now and the South Peace Seniors Access Services Society on July 24th at CCR&C in the Coop Mall. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to use common, non-toxic ingredients to make your house sparkle. Ingredients are supplied and each participant will receive a homemade cleaning product to take home! Please register by July 19th. To register, call 719-6047 or email email@example.com. Rolla August 3,4,5,2012 - Rolla Remembers - 100th Anniversary Homecoming - at the Rolla Hall. We would like to invite one and all to join us for this special celebration. For registration and general information, please call Janet at 250-782-5163 or Judi at 250-782-8237 or visit our website at www.Rolla100. ca There will be something for everyone: Wine & Cheese * Banquet & Dance* Pancake Breakfast* Camping available * Ball Games * Horseshoes * Art Show and Exhibits - Rolla School * Entertainment Tent * *Face Painting * Food Booths * Pie and Ice Cream Booth * Wagon Rides * Crib Tournament * Cards Games *Farm Demonstration * and our finale - Roy Forbes in Concert at the Rolla Hall* Fort St. John • Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Furrows in the Sky: A Book Presentation by Jay Sherwood Come and join Jay Sherwood at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum for a presentation on his latest book – Furrows in the Sky: A Biography of Gerry Andrews. Gerry Andrews was a school teacher in the Peace Region, a forester, a soldier, and British Columbia’s longest serving Surveyor General. Andrews surveyed by taking aerial photographs of the terrain. He described this process as “ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet.” Copies of this book are available in the Museum Gift Shop. Fort St. John North Peace Museum 9323 – 100th Street. For more information, contact the Museum at 250-787-0430 • Western Command Convoy of Military Vehicles August 1, 2012 In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway, the Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society is travelling the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, Alaska in historic military vehicles. Fort St. John is the second stop where you can join them by participating in the events below: 10 am: Ceremony at Charlie Lake Monument 1 pm – 4:30 pm: Military Vehicles on Display at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (free admission to Museum grounds) Call the Museum at 250-787-0430 for more information. • Alaska Highway 70th Anniversary Banquet August 1 2012 at 6 pm at the Fort St. John Legion Help the North Peace Historical Society, the Royal Canadian Legion, and Western Command Convoy of Military Vehicles travelling the Alaska Highway to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway! Join us at the Legion for a barbecued chicken dinner complete with baked beans (typical Alaska Highway fare!), salads and more! Meet with Canadian Veterans and members of the Western Command Convoy. 1940s-era music will be provided by local band Diamonds in the Rough. There will also be a Silent Auction in support of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Museum. The proceeds of this event will go towards the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. It helps us to operate year-round, create new exhibits, renovate old exhibits, and improve our long-term preservation of and access to artefacts, photographs, and archival documents. Call the Museum at 250-787-0430 for more information. Fort Nelson • Sunday, June 3 – 2:00 pm - Be a tourist in your own town by attending a Welcome Visitor presentation at the Visitor Centre! This is a half-hour presentation exploring the dynamic history of Fort Nelson and the pristine wilderness encompassing the Northern Rockies. • Wednesday, June 6 – 10 am to 4 pm - Join us for Councilor to Counselor Day at the Visitor Information Centre! Regional Councilors will join our Tourism Counselors in presenting travel information to travelers and locals. Stop by and chat
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with our guest councilors and test their knowledge of the area! • June 3 - 9 - Plan your BC Dream Getaway for a chance to win the grand prize – a gift basket full of local surprises! Stop by the Visitor Centre anytime during the week and talk to the tourism counselors about your favourite BC destination. We have the brochures to help you choose your accommodation, activities, transportation and restaurants you would like to visit. • Saturday, June 9 – 2:00 pm - Stop by the Visitor Centre for cake and punch, local artwork and crafts, and great conversation about the area with locals and tourists alike. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-785-3731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 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. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills. Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 - 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 785-3200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the time. Join the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. Donate a minimum of five hours per month. For information, call (250) 262-4530. • Pan African Caribbean Association welcomes the community to join our group to promote community awareness of culture, music and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 for more information. • New Totem Archery hold their indoor shoots at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. • Come out and join us for an afternoon of play, crafts, a healthy snack, circle time and an opportunity to borrow books from the Devereaux School Library. This is a chance to meet other people from your community and introduce your children to a school setting. We meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Oct. 20th. This program is geared for three to four year-olds but siblings are welcome to come with their parents. Call Patti (250) 8437813 for more information. • Join us for fun, fun, fun at the artSpace! ArtSpace classes are here again at the North Peace Cultural Centre with wonderful programming for all ages! Don’t miss out! Register today for preschool, Mommy and Me, afterschool and adult classes! Check out the great selection of activities at www.npcc.bc.ca, or pick up a brochure at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Call (250) 785-1992 for more information or to register. Fort Nelson • The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574. Pouce Coupe • Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17. Chetwynd • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. 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, phone 7889658 or 788-1100
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Peopl e of the Peace Jill Earl photo At last weekend’s Paddle for the Peace, this young lady and her friend decided to go down the river in inner tubes instead of using a canoe or kayak.
Kyla Corpuz photo Premier Christy Clark shakes hands with Teffny McLeod, who gave birth to the fourth baby born in the new hospital, Theodore Roy Ellis. Peace Island Park was filled with movie goers on the weekend as The Lorax was being show at the park. The North Peace Savings & Credit Union were on hand to help out at the event in Taylor. Seen here is Gina Cavalheiro, Paul McAfee, VP of service and marketing and Ben Gaal.
Submitted photo Over 300 tree’s were planted in Fort Nelson as part of Arbour Day. The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT), in partnership with EnCana and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM), held the second annual Arbour Day in Fort Nelson on June 3.
Welcome back to the People of the Peace. This page will show up once a month to give our readers a chance to show themselves off. We welcome the new sponsor of the People of the Peace Page and that is Northeast BC Realty. With their sponsorship, we will get to see more great pictures of people in the peace. The Northeast News would like our loyal readers to continue sending their photos to us for use on our people page. Send us photos of your group doing fun things, local sporting events, or other activities you think people might want to know about to: email@example.com We look forward to running your fantastic photos in the future! **Please include name and phone number with the photo, along with information as to what’s happening in the picture. Pictures can also be dropped off at the Northeast News offices in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
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“We’ve increased the length and this one is 100 ft, versus the 85 ft, and allows us to reach buildings with deep property set backs,” said fire chief Fred Burrows. “The aerial has a bucket carrying capacity of 1,000. So four fully equipped fire fighters can be taken up to a fire.” The truck also has life-saving features. “If there was a washout on the bridge, where people needed to be evacuated, they would be able to safely stretch the ladder out and retrieve them.” The fire department requested for a new truck knowing that their old aerial was coming to the end of it’s life span. “This truck has been on the vehicle replacement plan for a number of years. So when the present aerial reached its age of 20, that triggered the purchase.” The purchase of the new truck comes at a price of Renewal of Body & Spirit $1,136,000,” said Burrows “We’ve increased the length Wellness & Esthetic Services and this one is 100 ft, versus the 85 ft, and allows us to reach buildings with deep property set backs,” he added.
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Mayor Lori Ackerman gets a 50-foot view from the extending ladder. The new fire truck was purchased at over $1 million. By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – The purchase of a new fire truck is a telling of how much the community has grown. “It’s definitely evident that the community is growing,” said Ackerman. “This fire truck, depending on how close we can get to a building, will go up to 10-storeys, which is not something that we need at this time. But as community grows we may be faced with that development downtown.” The new truck will allow for crews to take care of fires faster and is equipped with a water curtain. Ackerman said this type of truck is the first of its kind in Fort St. John. “We’ve had ladder trucks in the past, but nothing to this degree.”
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Above: Dirty Little Kitchen played the Alaska Hotel last Sunday at 7p.m. Live music will be featured at the hotel every Sunday in July. July 22 will feature Twin Peaks and July 29 will feature the Dodge City Rockets. Left: Hiroaki Tamura, 20, from Japan, passed through Dawson Creek last Wednesday as apart of his bicycle ride across Canada, from Whitehorse to Montreal. After reaching Montreal Tamura plans to cycle across the U.S. to his final destination in San Francisco; he figures he will have traveled approximately 16,000 km by the time he finishes his trip, and hopes to have it completed in six months.
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HiV is a real concern within our communities. You can contract HIV primarily through unprotected sex and by sharing needles. HIV can live in your body for years without you knowing and all the while you can be passing it to others. At least 25 per cent of people who are HIV+ do not know and these 25 per cent are estimated to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections. Northern Health, in collaboration with its community partners, is working with the Province of BC to prevent the spread of HIV by expanding HIV testing, treatment, and support services to British Columbians.
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Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2012 and the 2011 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim is based on 2012 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. See your dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The Hurry Up to Trade Up Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after July 4, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $117 with a cost of borrowing of $4,275 and a total obligation of $24,273. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. § 2012 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km (38 MPG) and City: 10.8 L/100 km (26 MPG). ^Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover segments. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
2012 DODGE JOURNEY SE CANADA VALUE PACKAGE
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July 19, 2012
CANADA’S #1 SELLING CROSSOVER^
INCLUDES $2,000 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.
• 17-inch aluminum wheels • Deep-tint sunscreen glass • Leather-wrapped steering wheel • Leather-wrapped shift knob
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7.5 L/100 KM HWY ¤ MPG HWY
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• LED taillamps • Black side roof rails with adjustable crossbars
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with - 800 Evolution Non-Flip Pocket Coil - Edge Guard - Wool Fibre - 10 Year Warranty
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Silk Wool & Latex
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Evolution Non-Flip Pocket Coil Silk Wool Fibre Latex 10 Year Warranty -
QUEEN SIZE COMFORT TOP
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1599 QUEEN SIZE COMFORT TOP
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QUEEN SIZE EUROTOP
899 QUEEN SIZE EUROTOP
EMOTION II Eurotop
Plush Pillow Top MEMORY FOAM
• 800 8” Patented Evolution Non flip Pocket Coil • Memory Foam • Cashmere • Ultra 360 Foam Encasement
PROBACK CoreSupport Center minimizes sagging! PROBACK Titanium innerspring provides significantly improved stability and 20% more support!
QUEEN SIZE (KING SIZE: $2799)
EMOTION II Eurotop
FONTANA II Eurotop
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EMOTION II Eurotop
Galante Eurotop $ 805
Q ueen Set was: $1199
Q ueen Set was: $1199
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Washer - 3.9 cu.ft. - 9 Wash Cycles - 3 Water Levels
Dryer HOURS: to Thursday: 9-6 • Friday: 9-6 • Saturday: 9-6 - 6.5 Monday cu.ft. - Convenient Wide Door - Automatic Dryness Control - Wrinkle Prevent Option
FONTANA II Eurotop
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Washer Fort Nelson, BC - 4.0 cu.ft. - 6 Wash Cycles (Including Delicates & Heavy Duty Cycles) - Stainless Steel Wash Tub
5003-50 Ave. (250)
Fort St. John, BC
Dryer 10052-100 Ave. (250)
- 6.7 cu.ft. capacity Electric Dryer - Extended Venting Capacity - Quiet Sound Block