Page 1

August 4, 2011 - Vol.8 - No.31

Owners want line drawn on boundary expansion


Dawson Creek tree receives gift - Page 3

Kyla Corpuz photo

Brian and Connie Surerus presented their opposition towards the boundary expansion to city council on Jul.25. By Kyla Corpuz

Fort St. John receives a gift - Page 5

Hands-on learning for Saulteau - Page 22

Scan Me to Check Us Out Online!

FORT ST. JOHN – A proposal by the City to expand its boundaries is not getting the approval of landowners. The City along with Urban Systems sent out letters to property owners informing them of the boundary extension. Though some may think the reason is to accommodate growing industry and need for residential development in the city, it is actually to square off the boundaries to make the function of the city more conducive, according to city manager Dianne Hunter, “We’re trying to fix problems and fixing problems that have occurred over decades … we believe as a community that leaving these areas unaddressed, is not right,” said Hunter. The idea of further developing the land into residential lots was just that, an idea — which property owners would have at their disposal being within the city limits, said Hunter, adding that doing so would put an added value to their land. But as some owners see it, expanding the city boundaries would hike up property tax and intrude on existing farming industry. Brian and Connie Surerus bought property in 2007 at the Bypass Road and in 2008 they purchased property on 86th Street. Boundary expansion would include their properties in city limits, a change that they feel would negatively affect the operation of their farming industry and put a financial damper on it.

However, the tax/mill rates that the Surerus’ and other land owners have gathered are not based on agricultural rates, seeing as Fort St. John has never had agricultural land included in its limits, said Hunter. “I hear their concern and it’s very valid, because that is what’s currently in our books so that’s all they can go on and that’s all they an be assured of. So staff has indicated, we hear your concerns we also believe they are very valid … so we will be recommending to council that we will adjust some of our policies and mill rate to reflect that we now have an agricultural operation in our community,” said Hunter. The couple presented their opposition towards the idea during council on Jul. 25. “Our properties the City is proposing to incorporate within City limits are not “vacant land,” but land being used for farm operations,” read a statement provided by the Surerus’. The City is looking at four different lots to unfold their vision of broadening the boundaries. In 2005 there was an initial proposal for the same desire to expand city limits. Back then property owners expressed their interest in joining city limits so they could make use of it’s services. However, since the Surerus’ took over the property they have showed no interest in doing so. During a phone interview with Connie, she expressed that she didn’t mind her property being considered in the city’s boundaries, what bothered her were the potential costs it would require. Expanding the city boundaries could prevent the

share share our our pride pride share our pride share our price share our price share our share our pride pride


12 0 00 12 0 00 12000


13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1 REgiOn



Capital Motors AD3

Heidi P Submit DOCKET # DOCKET # FOC FOC RET RET AA 13144 13144 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1 CLiEnT: Ford DOCKET # FOC RET A 13144 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1 REgiOn Heidi P Submit JOB DESC.: EPHeidi Adblock Template DOCKET # FOC RET A 13144 REgiOn PP Submit REgiOn13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd Heidi Submit Dealer #CA7019 FiLE nAME: CLiEnT: Ford DOCKET # FOC RET A 13144 REgiOn Heidi P Submit START DATE: EP 06/07/11 JOB DESC.: CLiEnT: Ford Adblock Template MOD. DATE: 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 6-8-2011 6:21 PM FiLE nAME: JOB DESC.: EP Adblock Template CLiEnT: FordEP JOB DESC.: Adblock Template MEDiA DATE: TYPE: 06/07/11 Template START FiLE nAME: 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd JOB DESC.: EP Adblock Template CLiEnT: Ford inSERTiOn DATE: June FiLE nAME: 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd MOD. DATE: 6-8-2011 START DATE: 06/07/116:21 PM

REgiOn Heidi P Submit

13144 AD3 REV 0 AD3 13144 AD3 AD3

11.4” x 1.8” none

LiVE: none BLEED: none TRiM: 11.4” x 1.8” LiVE: none x 1.8” TRiM: 11.4” TO PRE-PRESS: TRiM: 11.4” x 1.8” LiVE: none BLEED: none TRiM: 11.4” x 1.8” BLEED: none BLEED: none TO PRE-PRESS: 11.4” x 1.8” TRiM: BLEED: none TO PuB: TO PRE-PRESS:



12 0 00 12 0 Hurry in Today! 12,000 00


13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1



$ $

share our price share our pride share our price share our share our price price

DOCKET # FOC RET A 13144 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1

operation of their septic tanks, sewer lagoons and drilled wells because they are prohibited within City boundaries. Rather, they would be entitled to use the City’s water and sewage system, a service that would dig into their pockets approximately $185,000, an unwanted service, according to the Surerus’. However those figures and policies relate to small individual lots connecting to the system, said Hunter. Though that is a major concern to the Surerus’, Hunter considered there are benefits of property owners hooking up to the city’s water and sewage system in the long run. The mill rate for operating their farm in the Peace River Regional District cost $.51 per $1000, in the city it stands at $14 per $1000. This then begged the question: why would any farm want to be included within the city’s boundaries? Hunter said the city mill rate was based on industrial standards, however with an agricultural land space, the mill rate will be assessed. “With agricultural land coming into the community our recommendation from staff to council will be that we adjust that rate downwards … so that would certainly address their concerns,” said Hunter. “It’s a decision of council, certainly not staff.” Connie said she was also concerned with the city’s bylaws that property within city limits could only house six livestock. But Hunter said those bylaws are strictly meant for “traditional urban-sized lots” like cats and dogs. Story continued on Page 5


IN PRICE31, ADJUSTMENTS Employee Pricing Ends August 2011 6/8/11 PRODuCTiOn: Heidi Prange

CREATiVE: PRODuCTiOn: PRODuCTiOn: Barry Hann Heidi Prange Prange Heidi ACCOunT ExEC: PRODuCTiOn: CREATiVE: Chase Kelly Heidi Prange CREATiVE: PRODuCTiOn: Barry Hann STuDiO: CREATiVE: Heidi Prange Barry Hann ACCOunT ExEC: PRODuCTiOn: Mathur, Anant Barry Hann CREATiVE: Chase Kelly ExEC: Heidi Prange ACCOunT PREV. uSER: ACCOunT ExEC: Barry Hann STuDiO: CREATiVE: Reid, Jennifer Chase Kelly ACCOunT ExEC: Mathur, Anant Barry Hann STuDiO: Chase Kelly STuDiO: PREV. uSER: ACCOunT ExEC: Mathur, Anant STuDiO: Reid, Jennifer Mathur, Anant Chase Kelly PREV. Mathur,uSER: Anant



Dawson Creek



iniTiAL iniTiAL



6:21 PM

6:21 PM

6/8/11 6:21 PM 6/8/11 6:21 PM 6/8/11 6:21 PM

6/8/11 6:21 PM CLiEnT Local: 250-782-8589 • toll-Free 1-888-501-3673 DATE iniTiAL CLiEnT CLiEnT DATE Avenue, iniTiAL Dawson Creek 1609 Alaska STuDiO




Northeast NEWS

August 4, 2011

FORT MOTORS LTD 2011 Ford F150 rapTor


2008 Ford F-350 HarlEY

4x4, heateD seats, Moon roof, leather, a/C

4x4, heateD seats, Moon roof, leather, a/C

STK# I00488

STK# I37671




2006 Ford EXplorEr EddiE BauEr STK# I14296


2010 Ford EXpEdiTion STK# I38152

2005 Ford EXplorEr STK# I07648

2011 Ford FlEX limiTEd STK# IR0918



superCreW, only 55,000KMs, ChroMe pKg, toW pKg, aC, CD, pW, pl, pM



2007 CadillaC EsCaladE STK# I24470

4x4, aC, pW, ps, pM, pl, heateD seats, leather



4x4, a/C, ra, pW, ps, pM, pl, Moon roof, leather

2008 dodgE 2500 laramiE STK# IRR687



liMiteD, 4x4, aC, pW, heateD seats, DVD, leather




2008 linColn mKX STK# H10001

2009 VW rouTan STK# I97476

2008 CHEVY impala lT STK# I77863

7 pass, aWD, aC, pW, ps, pM, pl, heateD seats, synC, leather


4x4, heateD seats, CD & DVD player, onstar



2009 VW golF 4 door STK# I08280





2008 dodgE ram 3500 STK# I85043

slt, shortBox, Diesel, quaD CaB



50th anniVersary eDition, aC, pW, Moon roof, leather



aC, rear air, pW, DVD player, tilt, Cruise



2005 Ford E-350 XlT STK# H93365 2005 Ford EXpEdiTion STK# I13897

aC, pW, pM, pl, tilt, Cruise, 12 passengers



eDDie Bauer, toW pKg, leather, Moon roof, DVD player heateD seats



4x4, aC, synC, leather interior, heateD seats



2007 Honda Cr-V STK# I17513

ex, suV, aC, pW, ps, pM, pl, heateD seats, Moon roof, leather



*Price plus tax. Credit on approval discounts & rebates have been paid to price shown. DL#5247

1-877-544-5104 • • 11104 Alaska Road, Fort St. John WITH UP TO




On new Vehicles Only 13144_AD3_R0_EPAdblock_11.4x1.8.indd 1




REgiOn Heidi P Submit


11.4” x 1.8”

CLiEnT: Ford




PRODuCTiOn: Heidi Prange CREATiVE: Barry Hann

ACCOunT ExEC: Chase Kelly DATE



6/8/11 6:21 PM

share our pride share our price


a/C, pW, pl, tilt, Cruise, CD player

aC, pW, ps, pM, pl, heateD seats, leather, 4x4, Diesel

2007 Ford F-150 HarlEY


2008 Ford F-150 XTr

Werner rau

John eWonus

Brent Cletheroe

Celebrating 50 Years in Fort St. John!

4x4, aC, pW, ps, pM, pl, naV, heateD seats, leather interior

roB MitChell

STK# I28226

Page 2

5” 376

Page 3

Dawson Creek Library tree is more colourful after ‘knit bombing’

Jill Earl photo

These colourful panels are the work of Hannah Anderson,100% and her first shot at Knit Bombing scale

does not print By Jillkeyline Earl DAWSON CREEK – Most would agree that graffiti is largely an unwelcomed pastime of young hooligans and yahoos. It puts a damper on a town’s beautification efforts, and though some may have artistic merit it’s generally frowned upon. This is not the reaction Hannah Anderson, 17, is getting with her “Knit Bombing” work on the pine tree outside of the front door to the public library. The separate red, blue, and green knitted panels are wrapped around three different branches and add a splash of colour to the trees white trunk. Although Hannah has been knitting for a while, she was only inspired to participate in “Knit Bombing” a few weeks ago. “I’ve been knitting for what feels like a really long time. I probably started at 10 or 11. My grandma and mom taught me. I left it for a while and then picked it up again in the last few years,” she said. Hannah got the idea from Cindy Dechief and Angele Lachance, owners of Faking Sanity, 376 who was celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day in June. Dechief and Lachance wrapped up a small tree outside their store in a knitted scarf and was adding knitted flowers to the branches as she was making them. “I liked it because it didn’tWaste look dirty art graffiti does,” Hannah said. Oillike Collection • Waste Glycol Collection Online forums for Knit Bombing showed very elaborate knit jobs, from Methanol Delivery • Product Delivery park Bulkbenches, and Bbls bus seats, telephone booths and poles. Combo Units (Tank, Picker, Deck) • Tank Trucks “NAME told me about it, then I went online. One city covered an entire city bus with yarn. They had some really cool things on there,” she said. Hannah was originally going to do it to the tree outside her house, but reconsidered when a colleague at the library suggested she do it there. She emphasizes that she wouldn’t have done it without permission first. Besides her public work, she likes to knit hats, leg warmers, finger gloves and other ‘funky stuff’. Next she is going to start work on a teddy bear and baby blanket for her little cousin’s birthday. She insists the yarn isn’t hurting the tree. It’s made out of natural fibers, the pieces aren’t sewn on tight, and she wouldn’t leave the knitted panels out in the rain. She put the first piece on two weeks ago and added two more pieces last week. If she can find the time Hannah would like to add more pieces, but sees removing the pieces in the fall, and with permission may try again next year. “I’ve had quite a lot Specializing in Waste Oil Collection of people ask me about covering all250-261-3275 of North East BC it or ask who did it. My Additional Services Include: co-workers will tell them Product Delivery (Bulk and Bbls) ‘go talk to her down at the - Used Barrel Returns end, she did it.’ I’ve had Waste Oil - Methanol/Glycol/Chemical Delivery Wast Oil/Glycol/Coolant Collection a lot of positive feedback. Collection No one has told me it looks Product Delivery (Bulk and Bbls) Dispatch 250-261-3275 stupid, they say it looks Used Barrel Returns & More Email: cute but it really does!”


Methanol/Glycol/Chemical Delivery Combo Units (Tank, Picker, Deck) Tank Trucks Hotshots/Picker

notice of power interruption– boundary lake and goodlow Time: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm When: Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17 We will be making electrical system improvements in the communities of Boundary Lake and Goodlow on August 16 and 17. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 13 hours, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm both days. The areas affected are the communities of Boundary Lake and Goodlow, located to the Northeast of Fort St. John. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service safely and as efficiently as possible. Shorten restoration time during a power outage by switching lights and electrical equipment off. Wait one hour after power is restored before switching on multiple appliances to allow the system time to stabilize. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Learn more at


Northeast Weekly News (IND)


k, PMS

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Page 4

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Fort St. John Farmer’s Market hosting Harvest Festival

Sophisticated. Not Stuffy.

By Northern Groove FORT ST. JOHN – The Fort St. John Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival is happening on August 6 at the North Peace Recreation Centre Lobby from 9 am to 3 pm. The Market will have the usual venders selling their produce, baking and a wide variety of crafts. There will also be special events and food like a pancake breakfast and BBQ lunch! The day will start off with a pancake breakfast and lunch barbecue featuring local foods. There will be a stage featuring local talent. Shoppers are invited to enjoy free coffee and balloons for the children as well as a kid’s activity table with face painting. NEAT will be having a jar exchange and a jam making demonstrations. There will be free balloons and coffee, a kids activity table and face-painting, lots of local produce fresh off the fields, and as always find Farmer Fred to win farmer’s market bucks. This event will take place rain or shine so come down and see what our local community has to offer at the FSJ Farmer’s Market!

Dawson Creek Art Gallery concert with Kristy Howes

By Northern Groove DAWSON CREEK – Time to dust off those boots and get out your cowboy hats ‘cause you’re in for a stomping good time. Come celebrate what the Fall Fair is all about as BC’s own country musician Kristy Howes takes over the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Friday, August 12 at 8 pm. Kristy is making a special stop in Dawson Creek as part of her 2011 “It’s Happenin’” North American Tour. Kristy’s love for music is evident throughout her debut album The December Sessions. It tackles a wide artistic range vocally, lyrically and musically, defining her arrival as a mature artist. Writing all ten tracks on the album Kristy emerges as a songwriter of real depth, allowing her fans to experience an emotional roller coaster they don’t want to miss. From breathtaking ballads like “December” & “Sunday” to infectious up-tempo tunes “He Don’t Kiss Me Like That” & “I Don’t Hate You Today”- The December Sessions truly has something for everyone. This is a special “Concert in the Gallery” presentation brought to you by the South Peace Community Arts Council. Tickets are $20 at the door and the show starts at 8 pm. Listen to her music:

Only Silhouette shadings with the Signature S-Vane™ create warm and inviting light like no other window covering can. Call today!

Alpine Window Fashions (formerly JH Interiors)

Hunter Douglas Blinds, Creative Window Fashions, Complimentary Consultations

250-785-6409 9708 108th Street, Fort St John, B.C.

Brent Hodson photo

Kirby brought his western Canadian tour to Fort St. John last week as he played shows at Patch Java and Egan’s Pub. On the Thursday, July 28 show at Patch Java, Kirby had local Fort St. John band, the Patricia Robertson Trio open for him. The outdoor show was free to attend.

VISIONS 2 for1 1



At Pine Centre Mall Location

Eye Examinations Arranged

© 2011 Hunter Douglas. ® and ™ are trademarks of Hunter Douglas.



PRINCE GEORGE locations only





One Frame

*WITH COUPON ONLY. Some restrictions may apply. Call for details!

WE CARRY… Guess • Kliik • Fysh • D&G • Gucci Valentino • Nine West • Versace …and more!

Spruceland Mall 250-564-0095 • Pine Centre Mall 250-564-0047 ~ Toll Free: 1-855-564-0047

We Now Sell Contact Lenses Online…

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Expansion necessary to improve city structure: City Story continued from Page 1

“But if we got an agricultural land that is zoned as agricultural than of course those policies can make it reflect that, that’s what they’re currently operating as,” said Hunter. Connie said during a meeting with some council members, they speculated that the proposal of boundary expansion at this time had to do with the looping of the water system to connect with the new hospital. However, according to Hunter, this is not the case as the looping of the water system would be in effect whether or not the property was included in city boundaries. What troubled the Surerus’ was their understanding that the cost to build and maintain such an area would raise the city’s budget to over $2 million due to capital onsite and offsite, soft services and road maintenance. However these costs are mandatory to maintaining areas of land within city boundaries such as plowing, Hunter also added the city will be contributing to some of the costs seeing

as how they will benefit from it as well. In the past properties were only brought into the city boundaries when it was in their favour, thus having “very erratic boundaries,” resulting in the servicing of the community to be less efficient. Squaring off the boundaries is a project that will see lots of work and management that the city feels is mandatory. “You don’t plan a community with ‘yes you want in, no you don’t.’ You plan it from the point of view as, what does this community need to look like 20 years down the road … what makes sense as far as efficient operations of this community,” said Hunter. Hunter hopes the city, council and property owners can work together, and though she admits the concern may not be “eliminated,” she is optimistic that they can be “minimized.” In the presentation, city council was presented with five other signed letters from property owners articulating their

Page 5

dissatisfaction with the project, stating that the boundary expansion would add just over $11,000 to their “tax burden every year.” In the etension review draft report by Urban System it states that the city doesn’t need approval from owners to proceed with the expansion, but if there were a number of unsatisfied residents the provincial government would not let the expansion continue. However, according to Hunter the provincial government has already taken the issue into account and has recognized that not all owners were fully content with the operation yet the ministry of community and sports and culture approved it. “There is no intention for us to move forward without the property owner’s full knowledge, we don’t expect their full consent but we do want them to understand why we’re doing it and hope they see some value in it,” said Hunter. City council will address this issue in August.

Morrison’s legacy stays in Fort St. John By Kyla Corpuz

Kyla Corpuz photo

Jay Morrison (left) and brother, Denny Morrison pose next to the jersey Denny wore after winning gold. It was donated to the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Jul. 27 by Spectra Energy.

FORT ST. JOHN - Since he took home the gold medal in the 2010 Olympics, Denny Morrison has become a household name in Fort St. John. Last Wednesday, Spectra Energy spokesperson John Turner presented to the Pomeroy Sport Centre, the hockey jersey that Denny Morrison sported after winning the gold medal during the men’s speed skating final. “When Denny was successful in the Team Pursuit and skated using the hockey jersey, we saw an opportunity to purchase that jersey and then donate it that to the community where they both come from, just as a legacy,” said Turner. Spectra Energy purchased the jersey during an auction for $3,500, said Morrison. Morrison had his name imprinted on the back of the Canadian hockey jersey with the number 10. The jersey that is held in a glass case with a photo of Morrison and his gold metal slung behind his back, is something that Turner and Morrison both hope will act as an inspira tion to the young generations and a symbol of what can be achieved. “We’re really hopeful that [the jersey] will show kids what they can do and what PERATIONS is possible living in Fort St. John,” said Turner. CHETWYND, BC Spectra has been a proud


sponsor of both Denny and his brother Jay Morrison, world champion speed skater. “It’s kind of come full circle in a way, coming from Fort St. John, wearing it during the Olympics and now having it … donated back to Fort St. John, my home town at the Pomeroy Sport Centre to inspire younger kids, it’s pretty neat,” said Morrison. Denny and Jay were both present during the unveiling of the jersey, as well as Lori Ackerman, councilor and acting Mayor, who introduced the ceremony. Spectra has been involved in the community for 50 years and participates in a number of levels. “We invest about $1 million throughout the province,” said Turner. The event was then headed into the arena on the second level where young kids took to the ice to skate alongside the brothers, in hopes to rub off some of their championship flow.


Alterra Power Corp’s vision is to provide leadership and create a legacy through the development of renewable, reliable, clean energy. To that end, Dokie General Partnership (DGP), a joint venture company, is operating the 144 megawatt Dokie Wind project near Chetwynd, BC. Alterra is seeking highly qualified and motivated applicants for the role of Operations Manager for the Dokie Wind Project. The successful candidate will be based out of Chetwynd, BC with occasional travel to Alterra’s head office in Vancouver. The Dokie Wind Operations Manager will have overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Dokie assets, and will manage site operations staff along with a variety of service contractors.

Deesta Hair Design is proud to be the newest hair salon in Fort St. John Owned and operated by Dee Gray and Krista Callahan. We feature all the same great quality services we provided in the past, along with the introduction of the first salon colour bar in the Peace Region. Watch for a Full Time Barber & Esthetician starting August 2. We would like to thank our valued clients for their support over the years and their great response to our new venture.

The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and will have the following qualifications:  Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, and demonstrated experience managing and supporting people.

 Demonstrated contract management experience, including multiple, high value contracts.  A minimum of 5 - 10 years of experience in a related position, ideally with a broad background in maintenance, operation and/or the design of electrical generating plant and transmission lines.

 High voltage electrical operations experience.  A commitment to building and maintaining a safe work site and performing professional, quality work.

 Demonstrated attention to detail. Candidates with similar qualifications and experience will also be considered. A degree in Electrical Engineering and registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in BC would also be an asset. Alterra is offering a competitive compensation package which includes full medical and extended health benefits.

Deesta Hair Design is located at 9912 101st Avenue, Fort St. John, BC

Applicants are invited to submit their resume with full details of qualifications and experience by email only. Applications will be accepted until August 21 and should be sent to Kristen Julien, Office and Human Resources Administrator at

Alyssa Jeffery will be able to make all your appointments and answer any questions at 250-263-9963

Further information about Alterra Power Corp and the Dokie Wind project may be found on our website:

Page 6

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS


Hello community members

Words of Opinion by Jill Earl I’d like to introduce myself as the newest reporter to the Northeast News. My name is Jill Earl, and I’ve just moved to Dawson Creek from South Central Ontario. It was quite a drive getting here, but seeing the beautiful landscapes made it worth it. Though I was born and raised in a big city, Dawson Creek is really growing on me- and quickly! The pace is just more relaxed here; people will actually stop to let pedestrians cross. The countryside is beautiful; it takes a lot of effort on my part to keep my eyes on the road when all I really want to do is stare outside at the amazing views. People seem friendlier here as well. This community isn’t afraid to smile, say hello to a stranger and strike up a conversation, or help someone in need with a little courtesy. Don’t mistake my saying, “a relaxed paced,” there is so much going on in this and surrounding communities. I’m glad I came when I did; I’m so excited to get out there and experience it all. I can’t wait to report on what’s happening in Dawson, and to discover all it’s quirks, and most of all to hear your stories. I’m still trying to get my bearings though, so if I’m not asking for your story, I’ll probably be asking for directions.

Fort St. John welcome from Kyla Fort St. John – A lot of kids change their minds as to what they want to be when they grow up. I’ve only ever wanted to be two things. First, was a teacher, the second was a journalist. And since I’m writing this, I bet you can guess which one I chose to pursue. Three weeks ago I made a decision that urged me to leave everything behind, except one thing, and that was my passion for journalism. So I took it, stuffed it in my pocket, hopped on a Greyhound and headed North. (I just made moving across the province sound super easy — which it’s really not, but hey, people do crazy things for love, right?) Now, I’m here. A girl that’s never lived anywhere but in the 6-0-4 area code has found her way to the musical capital of Northern B.C. I’ve called Vancouver my home for the past four years and previous to that I lived in and around the Lower Mainland. Sure, I miss the tall buildings, being steps away from the ocean and the

hustle and bustle of business moguls to fashionistas in purple tights, leopard print jackets and bright red Ray Bans. But, it doesn’t beat the feeling of finally doing what I dedicated the past five years of my life towards. Confucious said “If you chose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.” I know what that means now. As a journalist, our duty is to be watchdogs for the city, town, province or country we are serving. Our purpose is to report and inform. Our goal is to ensure that readers are digesting what they deserve to know. For me, along with all of that, it’s the people I write for, their stories and the opportunity to hear them. So, as I become more and more familiar with this city I hope to meet you, whoever you are, reading this editorial. Please feel free to email me (reporter@ or tweet me (www. And if you see me walking, which I do a lot, say ‘Hi!’ I’m a fan of meeting new people.

Community Gaming Grant Review to visit FSJ

Fort St. John – British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grant Review will visit 14 communities across the province during August and September. Appointed earlier this month by Premier Christy Clark as the independent reviewer of the province’s community gaming grant process, Skipp Triplett will begin a 14-city tour on Aug. 11 in Campbell River and conclude with a Sept. 16 session in Vancouver. Fort St. John will see the session on Tuesday, August 23 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The Community Gaming Grant Review is examining the role of government in allocating gaming revenue with input from charities, community members, industry representatives and local government. The Terms of Reference include reviewing and providing options for: * Existing legislation governing community gaming grant funding. * Funding formula. * Criteria/eligibility for community gaming grants. * Processes involved with applying for

and receiving community gaming grants. * A multi-year funding model. * The future role of government in community gaming grants. Review forums will be held in the North, Interior, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Submissions will also be accepted via the gaming grant website and by email, FAX, or mail. Triplett’s final report is due to government by Oct. 31. “We recognize how valuable this program is to people and communities across British Columbia. The Premier decided that it was time to look at the whole process of awarding community gaming grants so that the program can operate in an equitable, efficient, transparent and sustainable way. Now we’re asking British Columbians to tell us their views on community gaming grants by participating in person at a community forum or making a written submission - we want everyone who wants to, to be part of this conversation.” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development • 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 •

Brenda Piper Publisher / Sales Manager

Brent Hodson Associate Publisher

Bill Phillips Editor

Lisa MacElheren Sales

Kristine Budac Sales

Evelyne Brown Administration

Kyla Corpuz Reporter

Jill Earl Reporter

The Northeast News retains complete and sole copyright of any content, including stories, photographs and advertisements published in the Northeast News. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission or consent from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

Northeast NEWS

August 4, 2011


Page 7

Wind Farms are great in BC Dear Editor, I was pleased to discover, and quite recently, that BC now gets some of its electricity from BC wind farms. BC was the last province in the country to get wind farms despite having some of the best locations for wind energy in the country. However, I was not nearly as pleased to find out how much electricity is flowing into our homes from coal fired generators in the United States and Alberta. I do understand that buying cheap coal power from outside BC at night, when demand is low and the supply is high, helps to keep our BC electricity rates low (coal burning plants are apparently difficult to shut down once they are at operating temperature,

This sign has been erected at the lookout viewing the Peace and Halfway Rivers in NE British Columbia. The Provincial government is intending to flood (proposed Site C) approximately 100 km of this beautiful valley. A resident of the Peace River region has made this statement that recognizes the irreplaceable attributes of our precious valley. Site C is projected to produce 900 MV at a minimum cost of $8 Billion (2011 estimate). It is interesting to note five Site C equivalent production units could be built for the same amount of money, using natural gas. In other words, British Columbians would become the beneficiaries of our own natural gas resource. This would represent a significant reduction in cost to the rate payers. This is WIN/WIN and British Columbians save a resource rich valley. Information provided courtesy of Arthur Hadland Director Area C, Peace River Regional District

so they keep them running all the time). But if we’re purchasing coal power just because it’s cheap and available aren’t we just as guilty of polluting the air as those who burned the coal? Energy from the wind is clean and free, and it’s not going to leave a big environmental problem for our kids and grandkids to sort out. The same cannot be said for the energy from burning coal. That should make it obvious which energy path we should be pursuing. Wind energy seems like an ideal energy source for BC and we’re fortunate to have it as one of our clean energy options. Marney Hogan Langley, BC

Would you like to voice your opinion in print? Email your Letter to the Editor to:

Access® Truck Bed LED Light - Lights Up Dark Areas Use our Access® Truck Bed LED Light to light up dark areas in boats, SUV’s, campers or anywhere a 12V power source is located. It easily attaches to the power source with only two wires and it is completely waterproof. The built in on/off switch allows for access where the light is installed. Mounting The Light Light can be mounted at the front or rear of the truck bed, or wherever a 12V power source is located.

Built-in On/Off Switch Allows for the light to be turned on and off where the light is installed.

12” LED Light Strip - Mounts to surface with 3M adhesive. Light is completely waterproof.

Easy To install - Just Peel, stick & Attach Wires! For best adhesion air and surface temperature should be above 60° F. Clean area where LED light is to be attached with soap and water or rubbing alcohol and wipe dry. Peel protective layer from adhesive strip and attach. Connect RED wire to a 12V positive source. Connect BLACK wire to ground.

List Price: $45.00

Our Low Price $29.00 Part #70380

ALL MAkE AccEssoriEs DoDgE, ForD, chEvy, ToyoTA, ETc.

It also has been gratifying to collaborate on Dual Credit programming with local evolving and becoming a reality. The addition of the Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy School Districts, industry, Aboriginal agencies and other post-secondary partners ALL Technologies in Dawson Creek, combined with through Northern Opportunities. The Peace Region is very fortunate to have a Peace River the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre/ Oil group of exceptional leaders committed to expanding the scope of this program SHAREHOLDERS Seed Co-op Ltd. Northeast NEWS Page 8 August 4, 2011 and Gas Centre of Excellence in Fort St. John, and to spreading the word on the benefits of this innovative educational initiative. allows Northern Lights College to fulfil its brand I have been very impressed by the passion for learning these leaders bring to the table, but also for their continuing commitment to finding learning solutions for the as B.C.'s Energy College™. NLC is committed to providing the skilled youth of the region. the years,both, I haveareceived support andaccount, encouragement fromtolocal workers for these expanding industrial sectors savings/chequing and access yourpoliticians, funds by management. At the end of the term you will needOver to renew By The Investors Group including: Senator Richard Neufeld, the former Minister of Energy, Mines and supporting the economic development of the usual banking methods (cheque, ATMs or online). You and can your mortgage at the prevailing interest rate, which could be If you’reFebruary in the market 23, for a 2011 mortgage, it pays to know about • 1:30pm Jaymake Hill,your former Memberweekly, of Parliament for Prince Georgeregion. the scope ofrate. the industrial Petroleum Resources; elect to payments bi-weekly, semi-monthly much higherGiven than your original all the options available to you – including a recent addition to the Rycroft Community Hall for Peace your River ability South and of ourmortgages region, a –major part of available my Peace orLekstrom, monthly MLA and improve to former make Minister lump sum Variableinrate are currently at aRiver; lowerBlair the field, the combo mortgage that Avenue can reduce overall mortgage expansion 5208 - 47th Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; and Pat Pimm, MLA for Peace River role at the College was to build capacity Northeast British Columbia payments without penalty. You can maximize or minimize interest rate than fixed rate mortgages but the interest rate costs while providing a great deal of financial flexibility. But R professional and a nancial consultant with Rycroft, AB TOH 3A0 through partnerships with other post-secondary North. And I would like to acknowledge the exceptional municipal and regional cal girl” who understands the economies of isindustry, a combo right for you? Let’s look closer at your you pay is linked to the Prime Rate, which could substantially repayments – choosing to pay down your debt as quickly as Agenda: e in the nancial with an mortgage extensive institutions and industry, and to ensure that leadership provided by the Chiefs and Band Councils, Mayors and Councils, and 1) To receive the financial statements of the Association for the financial ckground. saving a great on of overall mortgage interest increase provided over yourby mortgage term. supports Regional Districtpossible mortgage options and their strengths and weaknesses. year end. Boards. I(and was impressed by thedeal quality leadership demonstrated funding the government e is very important! 2) To elect Directors of the Association. costs) or to reduce your payments to suit your cash flow or all to A newer option Traditional options and from working with a nancial advisor, by members of the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Thank you to the breadth and depth of needed programming. wealth throughout all 3) To appoint an auditor of the Association. their life stages. cover unexpected expenses. You can borrow from your line of Combo mortgages – are gaining in popularity because they Fixed rate mortgages – offer the security of a locked-in 4) To transact such other business, if any, as may properly come before I knew Northern Lights College was a "classy" for being willing to work with Northern Lights College on joint planning that nancial goals & provide them exceptional the meeting. want a long term relationship with anfor advisor credit for investments or for any other reason. You will receive fold the benefits and first risksperson of eachtotype of mortgage intothe one interest rate a specific term (usually five years). You institution benefits region. when the welcome interests at heart. The College’s Board of account Governors recruited that me toallow makeyou changes andall supported me to my monthly statements to track of your package. A combo mortgage.provides a mortgage financing have the peace of mind of knowing what your payments will oices. Whether you want a new perspective ment options, minimize taxes or assess your me when theorchanges became uncomfortable. I was very appreciative of this support new job was transactions. solution that can be either at a fixed rate, a variable rate, be over the term you’ve selected and that’s great for budget eCongratulates no obligation consultation to discuss and original andtosucceeding Boards provided progressive the former and pleased that theWhen to suit your needs and current situation. youBoard switch a combo mortgage, you may have to Investors Group is one of the direction and encouraged innovation. I am particularly proud that we continued to President, Jim pay additional legal and appraisal fees and possibly largest financial services companies Denean Arntson, CFP advertising Kassen. He focus on the fundamental mandate of providing education for quality of lifepenalty in the in the country. For over 80 years, woodwork fees to your current mortgage lender if your term has not yet Investors Group has been a pioneer Financial Consultant committed 25 region, and that we were responsive to requests by industry for new programming. in providing personalized financial expired. Get your message we will find a solution. Arntson, CFP planning solutions. Today, we I am looking forward to the innovative initiatives and opportunities for applied years to NLC tors Group Congratulates#233, 10704 97 Ave.Together Consultant manage over $52 billion in mutual We understand what you’re going through. It always pays to know about mortgagestages. options. Your Fort St. John, BC V1J 6L7 home. fund assets for nearly a million technologies that are in your the planning Through and provided research in clean energy Canadians. • New construction professional planner can help you make sound decisions for Investors Group is one of the Ph: 250-785-4312 Fax: 250-785-2344 me with a firm partnerships with provincial, national and international leaders in this evolving Call.... Investors Group Financial Services Inc. largest financial services companies • Refinishing you life today and as you wish it to be in the future. For your FREE confidential consultation, Email: foundation industry, Northern Lights College is poised to demonstrate the strength of its vision. #233 10704 97 Avenue in the country. For over 80 years, Greywest Office Building 2344 RRSPS INVESTMENTS • INSURANCE • Chinking Staining Mortgages are offered throughoperational. I.G. Investment Management, afar as these plans become on which to I will be cheering from Investors •Group has been a pioneer rthern Fort St. John, BC cation>BC, office, n, Financial CALL in providing personalized financial V1J 6L7 Title> in • RESPS • MORTGAGES My husband Gordon and I made friends with a number of very special build. Ltd.*, Investors Group Trust Co. Ltd. is licensed to lendpeople in all • Stairs and Railings Financial PlanDebt Ph:Denean 250 4312 rANCE designation sert • 785 MORTGAGES Arntson,troubles? CFP planning solutions. Today, we rs Standards• RESPS TM Trademark owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations. in the north and we will miss you. We were treated to the unique brand of warmth, T h e Email: hoto ouncil. jurisdictions in Canada. Inquires will be referred to a Mortgage • Gazebos St. John office. Financial Consultant Mortgage manage $52through billion mutualManagement or visit our website at products over are offered I.G.inInvestment Ltd., Investors Group ere phone: (250) 787.7030 n is recognized enthusiasm we now associate*In withthe northern BritishofColumbia. institutionLisa is fund for nearly a tomillion Andrew Blaney Justin McKnight Trust Co. Ltd.assets is a trust company licensed lend money in all jurisdictions in Canada. Clients is recogPhone: 250-782-7060 Planning spirit (Agent) Specialist. Province Ontario, Brenda Piper• Sales and innovative MacElheren egrity. To gain Fax 250.787.7090 toll free: 1.877.787.7030 l integrity. To Canadians. with mortgage inquiries will be referred to an Investors Group Mortgage Planning SpecialA fond farewell to you allBrokerage and our sincere thank you forMortgage your many kindnesses. fortunateAdvertising to Creek, hieved a high Trustees in Bankruptcy & Proposal Administrators Sales Dawson B.C. 9909-100th avenue high level of Mortgage Licence #10809. Administrator 250-785-8221 250-785-1490 ist. Insurance products and services distributed through I.G. Insurance Services Inc. Insurance al, nd ceinsurance and tax D. Jean Valgardson, Dawson Creek have capable Suite 2, 10611 – 102 Street Fort St. John fort st john, bc V1J 1Y4 <Primary phone> esible bestclient possible Group Financial Services Inc. licenseInvestors sponsored by The Great-West Life Assurance Company. Licence #11256. GOVERNMENT LICENCED TRUSTEES <Toll free> 110 –1628 Dickson Avenue Kelowna (Resident Office) #233 faculty and <email 10704 address>97 Avenue

Hilltop Dr. General New!Annual –12848 the combo mortgage. But is it for you? Meeting


business& professional 26459



Cozy country home on 4.95 acres in Charlie LakeFisher area. This 2180Works sq ft home features 3 Log bedrooms up, and has a 1 bedroom mortgage helper suite with separate entrance in 250.785.4280 basement. Fenced for horses, barn, dugout, garden area, green house, lots of room for your toys. New roof in 2008, new insulation, new windows, newer front patio. Includes 2 want to stoves, 2 fridges, dishwasher, freezer, wash12848 Hilltop Dr. Accounting & Taxes locksmith Locksmith accounting & taxes er/dryer. MLS#N204426 advertise in JUST MOVE IN AND ENJOY! Automotive NO wOrDS Watch for the Chipped TO DEScrIbE! REDUCED Madeline Scott Transponder Keys <Primary phone> <Toll free> <email address> <Address 1> <Address 2> <Address 3> <Address 4> <Address 5> <Address 6>

y corporations. Mortgage products are offered through I.G. Investment sed to lend money in all jurisdictions in Canada. Clients with mortgage alist. Insurance products and services distributed through I.G. Insurance e Company.

Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

t, Regional Director for <Location> Northern BC, egional Director at our office, Inc. ongratulate Arntson, Financial l Inc. and ongratulateDenean <Full Name>, <Title> in P in attaining her Certified Financial Planr Certified Financial Planner designation n from the Financial Planners Standards ncial Planners an is based outStandards of our FortCouncil. St. John office. anada, the CFP designation is recognized anada, the CFP designation is recoguality and professional integrity. To gain k of quality and professional integrity. To on, <Full Name>, <Title> achieved a high nation, Denean achieved a high level of lized knowledge in financial, wledge in financial, insuranceinsurance and tax ing, the bestclient possible ned designed to ensure to theensure best possible s provided. ded.

<Address 1>Office Building Greywest <Address 2> Fort St. John, BC <Address 3> <Address V1J 6L7 4> <Address 5> Ph: 250 6> 785 4312 <Address Email:


Bookkeeping & Income Tax


Business, Farming and personal Bookkeeping Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Accounting now offered

vices distributed through I.G. Insurance Services Inc. ices firm). TMTrademarks owned by IGM Financial Inc. and orporations.

Next Editon the business


19273 Wonowon Rd Edith

of the Northern Homes directory? & Garden call in Your Mailbox!

REDUCED 250-785-6409 #12 Forest Lawn Mobile Home Park

9619 88th Street

St John Fabulous spacious home,1600 sq ft on main, full concrete basePh:country 250-263-0886 Cozy home on 4.95 acres in CharlieSchmidt Fort ment, 24’X24’ garage. NO HST. birch Hardwood in livingrm, 3 bed, 31-9600 93rd Ave, Totem Mall Many new updates! Spacious 1987 14’ wide 2 bdrm mobile home Lake area. This 2180 sq ft home features 3cell: in popular Forest Lawn mobile home park! New windows,new tiled lg entry,kitchen, 2 bath. Open concept, kitchen has pantry, kitchen cabinets,new bathroom, new laminate and tile, all new lg island/eating bar. 12’X16’ deck, gas for BBQ. Masterbdrm 9708-108 St Fort St John Fx: 250-785-1585 Fort St. John, BC bedrooms up, and has a 1 bedroom mort-250-263-3030 trim inside and out, new paint, new 10x16 deck, 5 min from city in has WI closet, ensuite with dual sinks, lg WI shower with dual country like setting! Inc fridge,stove,bi dw & shed. shower heads. Instant hot water system, security system. Great gage helper suite with separate entrance in neighbourhood. basement. Fenced for horses, barn, dugout, glass wrought iron garden area, green house, Glass lots of room for 2009roof People’in s Choice Award Winner ◉ Windshields your toys. New 2008, new insulation, $79,900 MLS# N204924 MLS#N206989 SIGNS •$459,900 FIRERINGS new windows, newer front patio. Includes 2 ◉ Custom Showers stoves, 2 fridges, dishwasher, freezer, washRAILINGS • GATES Selling Fort St. John since 1996 ◉ Flooring er/dryer. MLS#N204426


‘It Begins with Trust’

◉ Windows and doors

*Free In Home Consultations

19273 Wonowon Rd


Lending Institutions Institutions Current Current Mortgage Mortgage Rates Rates Lending PHONE: 250.789.9157

50-785-6409 2REDUCED Institute

9708-108 St Fort St JohnInstitute

6 mth


6 mth closed

1 year


10 year year 1 year 2 year year 4 year 5 year 7 year 10 CELL:3 250.261.5917 closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed EMAIL:

TD Canada Trust

n/a 4.60 6.55



4.75 4.24





n/a 4.45 n/a 2.54


3.50 3.60




Canadian Canadian Imperial Imperial Bank Bank Of Of Commerce Commerce

85 4. 2.00

35 3. 3.50

60 3. 3.85

15 94 3. 3. 4.48 3.89

14 4. 4.04

45 5. 6.32

50 5. 6.40








75 6. 6.50








59 5. 5.59 60 6. 6.60

45 85 2. 4. 4.85 2.00

If you are looking forRoyal a Bank quieter 6. 4. 6. Royal Bank 6.30life 4.45style, 6.30 3. 3.35 3. 3.60 4. 4.15 4. 4.94 5. 5.19 6. 6.35 this acreage is for you!Centum Located n/a just n/a outside 6. Centum If you are looking for a quieter life style, n/a n/a 6.45 2. 2.64 3. 3.15 3. 3.75 4. 4.29 4. 4.19 5. 5.00 Wonowon, 2007 new 4 bdrm moduthis acreage is for you! Located like just outside Bank of Montreal 6. 4. 6. 45 Wonowon, 2007 like new 4 bdrm moduBank Montreal 6. 4.55deck, 6.45 3. 3.30 3. 3.65 4. 4.20 5. 5.24 5. 5.59 6. 6.50 lar home overdeck, 8 ofacres. Huge lar home on just on over 8just acres. Huge circular drive, drive, beautifully landscaped yard, Scotiabank 6.45 4.55yard, 6.50 2.64 3.05 4.35 4.14 4.39 6.60 circular beautifully landscaped Scotiabank 6. 4. 6. 2. 4. 4. 5. 4. 6. partially fenced, well water, bus route to FSJ North Peace Savings schools or local.fenced, Call Terri to view today! partially well water, bus route to FSJ 3. 3. 4. 4. 3. n/a n/a n/a 6. & Credit Union MLS#N202490 schools or local. Call Terri toNote: view today! Note: Rates Rates are are provided provided for for information information purposes. purposes. Rates Rates should should be be verified verified by by Financial Financial Institutions. Institutions. MLS#N202490 30


























Full of listings and more! Visit for up to date listings






Terri Paulovich Remax Action Realty 250-785-5520 office 250-261-1644 direct

Terri Paulovich

Remax Action Realty 250-785-5520 Each office independently ownedoffice and operated. 250-261-1644 direct 1-888-785-5520

MLS#N211482 $367,500 8619 - 115 Avenue, Fort St. John

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

SOLD 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.

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Page 9

Rolla 100th Anniversary Plans on a Roll History Lesson on Charlie Lake Cave

By Jill Earl ROLLA – Plans for Rolla Remembers, the 100th Anniversary celebration of the community’s founding are moving forward with the approval of a grant from the Peace River District. At the PRRD meeting last Thursday, council re-allocated money from the Districts’ 2011 Grants to Community Organizations Function-Annual Events to the Grants to Community Organizations Special Events. The 100th Anniversary Society was approved for their request of $5,000, as well as a letter of support from the Council to the government for a grant from the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage-Community Anniversaries, worth up to $200,000. Chair of the society, Janet Loiselle, and presenter at this meeting, is a descendant of the first settlers- she is the great granddaughter of Lea Henderson Miller, founder of Rolla. Loiselle was asked by her father to lead the planning on this celebration. “I said I would be glad to do it. It’s the least I can do. It’s pretty easy compared to what they had to do; they had to travel three years. I can at least put my year in,” she said.

She couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate location as this bi-monthly’s meeting was held at Rolla’s community centre, which is decorated with old photographs of the land, buildings, and people of the community. Judy Swanton also performed an original song as a part of the society’s presentation, outlining the founders’ courageous journey to the area and a bit of family history, to win over council members. While the date is set, Aug 3-5, definite plans are pending on the second grant approval. However, coordinators are planning on having a welcoming reception on Friday, activities and games as well as a supper and dance on Saturday, and a pancake breakfast and church service on Sunday. The society also hopes to put a float in the fall parade, have a mural done outside of the hall, a fire works display at the celebration, and maybe even horse and wagon rides or a bus to transport participants from surrounding towns. Loiselle is still waiting on the Arts and Heritage application, but in the meantime reflects on the accomplishments of her ancestors and her role in the celebrations. “It’s touching. It’s just an honour,” she said.

By the Charlie Lake Conservation Society CHARLIE LAKE – Charlie Lake is approximately 14 km long and covers more than 2000 hectares of land. It offers two Provincial Parks on opposing shores and the Ross H. Maclean Rotary Park to the south. The lake serves as a gathering place for picnicking families, sports fishermen and water enthusiasts. Did you know that in 1983, a team of archaeologists excavated an area known as the Charlie Lake Cave near Charlie Lake? They discovered evidence that Paleo Indians lived in the area over 10,000 years ago. The location of the Charlie Lake Cave is near an outcrop above Stoddart Creek, the creek that drains towards the Peace River. The cave is 4.5 meters wide and 6 meters deep and is covered by underbrush. Paleo Indians were present at the end of the last Ice Age and were nomadic hunters, usually following large animals such as mammoths and the huge-horned bison. Vermillion Lake and Charlie Lake Cave serve as two of the earliest sites that have been

discovered from the glacial period. Most activity involving the excavating took place on a natural platform of sandstone bedrock outside the cave mouth. Excavation of the cave site was carried out by the Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University in 1983 and was continued in 19901991. The excavation uncovered quartzite artifacts, lemming teeth, fish, butchered bison bone and butchering tools. Other interesting artifacts included a single spearhead, a large flaked stone chopper, and a small soft-stone bead. This bead is considered to be one of the earliest forms of human adornment found in Canada. The lake was initially named Fish Lake, but was renamed Charlie Lake in recognition of Charlie Yahey and his ancestors. Charlie Lake serves as a memorial to Charlie Yahey’s Dunne Za and Cree descendants… but that’s another history lesson. So enjoy our little place in history because school’s out for summer! For more information go to www. and join the society today!

10267 West Bypass, Fort St. John, BC

Phone: 250-787-8888 Fax: 250-787-8887 •

Help us choose the best Vision Statement for Fort St. John

Pet Photo of the Week Skittles one crazy kitty. She likes to terrioze the dog!


“Fort St John will be the most vibrant and attractive community in Northern Canada – a home for all.”


“Fort St John will be the most healthy and attractive place to live in Northern Canada. We will achieve this by creating an environmentally, socially, culturally and economically balance community.”

Franchise location: Fort Nelson

“Fort St John: where nature lives, businesses prosper, and families flourish.”

Your drive and determination could make you an operating partner with this legendary brand.

Complete the quick survey online

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!

3 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

North Peace Veterinary Clinic

(, or in person at City Hall or the Visitor Centre. Participants will be entered into a draw for a $1000 gift certificate to Ferris Fast Cycles. To find out more about the OCP, please visit or phone 311.

To learn more call 250-262-7459

Page 10

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Small actions turn into big results for Fort Nelson retailer

By Karen Mason-Bennett - NEAT FORT NELSON – Have you ever had that “ah-ha” moment when you realize that for all the complications in life, it’s often the simple solutions that work the best? Kim Eglinski, owner of Boondocks Gifts in Fort Nelson has been making simple choices for the environment for years and has seen the positive results of those decisions first hand. Her ah-ha moment came over a decade ago when “the amount of stuff we were taking to the landfill was incredible. We still have a significant amount of stuff that goes into the landfill but at least we can say we are trying to [reduce] in other ways.” Well before the trend, Boondocks Gifts traded in the plastic and opted for 100% recycled brown Kraft bags, adding 100% post-consumer tissue paper a few years after that. Simply asking customers if they want a bag has pleasantly surprised staff with the number of people declining. The gift wrap service available also uses brown

paper rather than glossy paper with designs. As part of a moonlight madness giveaway, one hundred reusable bags were given away. Eglinski says that “seeing the bags still being used almost 2 years later means that our customers care about the environment.” Last year they began shredding all of their own paper for basket stuffing rather than ordering it in. This saves transportation costs and reduces the carbon footprint of this item tremendously. Heating and cooling is done only when needed and when the store is occupied. If the store is warm enough, the furnace is turned off. Kim manually adjusts her thermostat each night, turning the heat down and back up in the morning to break the chill. Additionally, Eglinski and Gold Fever owner Lorelei Purcka have combined shipping whenever possible to reduce both cost and carbon. If you find yourself in Fort Nelson looking for packing

materials, stop by Boondocks. They save extra shipping materials for customers so they don’t have to purchase them new. All of these easy day to day decisions culminate in a big savings for the environment and for Eglinski, a savings, she says it’s worth it.

GOLF COURSE AIMS FOR GREEN, SAVES MONEY GOLF COURSE AIMS FOR GREEN, SAVES MONEY When the board of the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club decided to update its 1960s clubhouse, they hoped the non-profit society could pull the project off with grants and volunteer labour.

Contributed photo

Then they heard about the BC Hydro Product Incentive Program which provides rebates for energy-saving retrofits. “The timing was perfect,” says board member Maxine Campbell. “It made sense to upgrade to energy efficient lights as part of the renovations.” Although new lights weren’t in the original budget, a $1,200 rebate from Hydro droveClub the decided idea home. Plus, the willclubhouse, save more When the board of the Dawson Creek GolfBC and Country to update itsclub 1960s than $1,400 annually on its electricity bills. they hoped the non-profit society could pull the project off with grants and volunteer labour.

Kim Eglinski, owner of Boondocks Gifts in Fort Nelson showcases some of the small actions they have taken to improve their green efforts.


“Now bright,about pleasant facility,” Maxine. “StaffProgram are happier andprovides members are delighted.” Then it’s theya heard the BC Hydrosays Product Incentive which rebates for energy-saving retrofits. “The timing was perfect,” says board member Maxine Campbell. “It made That’s a hole in one, Maxine. If you’d like to learn how your business can save money and brighten up sense to upgrade to energy efficient lights as part of the renovations.” Although new lights weren’t in like the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club, visit or call 1 866 522 4713. the original budget, a $1,200 rebate from BC Hydro drove the idea home. Plus, the club will save more than $1,400 annually on its electricity bills.

10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN


We Buy

& More!

Books and Coins

• 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

“Now it’s a bright, pleasant facility,” says Maxine. “Staff are happier and members are delighted.” That’s a hole in one, Maxine. If you’d like to learn how your business can save money and brighten up like the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club, visit or call 1 866 522 4713.

Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John


Hello Fellow Fort St. Johner’s This August at the Hair Bin,


Esthetician of the Week Lanessa Giesbrecht


All of our pedicure clients get to enjoy the floral scent of royal verbena. The fresh scent of our citrus infused foot soak, sugar scrub & massage lotion is a limited time only so hurry in to take advantage.

10442-100th Street 250-787-1552 Mon - Tue 9am - 6pm • Wed 9am - 8pm Thu 9am - 9pm • Fri 9am - 8pm Sat 9am - 5pm

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Page 11

New 2011 Ford Pickup Truck for under $30,000

Come in while they last! Share our Pride, Share our Price!


Stock#12908I / 19287I








2011 Ford 1/2 Ton 4x2 Supercab Pickup 6½’ Box / Sterling Grey / XLT / 3.7L V6 Auto



Employee Pricing Less DA




2011 Ford 1/2 Ton 4x2 Supercab Pickup 6½’ Box / Oxford White / XLT / 3.7L V6 Auto



Employee Pricing Less DA




2011 Ford 1/2 Ton 4x4 Supercab Pickup 6½’ Box / Oxford White / XL / 3.7L V6 Auto



Employee Pricing Less DA




2011 Ford 1/2 Ton 4x4 Regular Cab Pickup 8’ Box / Oxford White / XL / 3.7L V6 Auto





2011 Ford 1 Ton 4x2 Pickups 8’ Box - Oxford White / XL Trim / 6.2 V8 Auto

Employee Pricing Less DA






Employee Pricing Less DA



•Plus applicable taxes & documentation.


1-877-544-5104 • • 11104 Alaska Road, Fort St. John

Page 12

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Drug activity and vandalism, areas that need improvement

Among the crimes that have significantly reduced are shop- starts again. So it’s a matter of trying to get on the issue as soon By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN - The semi-annual police report addressed lifting; and theft from vehicles that Egan said is down because as it starts to emerge,” said Egan. An offence that has increased dramatically by 40 per cent a number of issues that still need improvements and others that of curfew checks initiated by the crime reduction unit. “The theory behind crime reduction is that you target the has called the attention to implement a bylaw to put stricter have seen improvements. Inspector Pat Egan presented the report during last Monday’s small number of offenders for doing a majority of the crime penalties on false alarms. The time it takes to inspect and report on a building that has called for assistance is time that could and that’s having an impact on thefts from vehicles,” he said. city council meeting. Crime that has increased usually has a direct correlation with be spent maintaining order where it’s needed most, according After concluding an annual performance plan mayor and to Egan. council in conjunction with the RCMP, found The Immediate Roadside Prohibition prothree main areas of concern that required gram slashed the amount of motor vehicle major assistance: proliferation of the drug injuries and fatalities by half across the provtrade, youth and vandalism and traffic enforceince. The IRP put 117 out of 126 impaired ment in the downtown core, according to drivers out of service for 90 days. inspector Pat Egan, The IRP are found to be more effective Drug activity is still “very alive,” as cannabecause of the investigation time, which only bis trafficking more than doubled compared to takes 25 minutes compared to 17 hours under last years statistics. In addition, since last year, the criminal code according to the report. cannabis trafficking had a 51 per cent increase. Violent crimes such as assaulting a police However cocaine trafficking and possession officer and sexual offences have shown a one decreased between three to five counts. per cent increase from 2010. To lower the figures and keep the decrease Statistics Canada may have heralded Fort in numbers active, Egan said the RCMP would St. John to be among the top 15 crime-ridden use a number of preventative measures such as cities, but Egan begged to differ, depending the street crime reduction team. on what context the numbers were looked at. Councilor and acting mayor Lori Ackerman “The statistics presented to mayor and agreed that the drug trade would be the most council are the same statistics that Stats important priority for room of improvement Canada relies on, they’re taken off the police and bike patrols as one of the most important Kyla Corpuz photo reporting system, but contrary to what the strategies to crime reduction, especially with reports you heard in the media indicate, the vandalism on the rise with an increase of 31 Inspector Pat Egan in his office at the Fort St. John RCMP detachment. He presented numbers are down in Fort Saint John,” said accounts compared to 2010. the semi-annual police report during council on Jul.25. Egan. “I would really love to make sure we mainMeaning, Fort St. John was ranked fifth when looked at the tain the community outreach programs like the bike patrol. the pattern of the offenders, for instance the rise in residential severity of the crimes compared to communities across the It has been very successful and we finally have that resource break and enters, which saw a 16 per cent increase. “This is a cyclic issue. What happens is that we get an country with a population over 10,000, however not in volume. available to us,” said Ackerman. The numbers that represent 2011 are statistics taken within And she need not worry about it going anywhere as Egan individual or small group of people that engage in this type of confirmed its service would be in full swing. The bike patrols criminal activity; we take them out of circulation, they go away the first six months of the year and compared to the previous for a while and ultimately they get out of jail and the problem years’ first six months. play a huge role in interacting with youth.

Custom Built Garages, Storage Sheds and Cabins Garage Size: 16’x32’x8’ = $6500 14’x32’x8’ = $5500 14’x28’x8’ = $5000 14’x24’x8’ = $4500 Wide Load Pilot Included

Call for Pricing on Available Options

CONTACT Albert AT 780-834-7055 “Where Quality Matters”

COMMON SHED SIZES 12’x24’x8’ = $3200 12’x20’x8’ = $2800 12’x16’x8’ = $2400 10’x24’x8’ = $2800 10’x20’x8’ = $2500 10’x16’x8’ = $2200 10’x12’x8’ = $1900


August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Alternative Traditional Products rbs, tinctures, lotions, vitamins, hair care, Rearz cloth diapers, natural Cleanses, herbs, tinctures, lotions, hair care, Rearz cloth diapers, natural baby products

Page 13

Halls Organics

s, propagation, organic disease & pest control, lighting, ter filtration, reverse osmosis systems,Gardening Promix potting mix, Indoor and Outdoor Products ning hand tools

107 Falcon Rd (North Lakeside) Williams Lake BC V2G 5G7

Organic plant nutrients, propagation, organic disease & pest control, lighting, pumps, fans, &air & water s, rooibos(red) teas, Chinese Japanese (before filtration, crisis) teas, real blends, verse herbs (some locally wildcrafted) osmosis systems, Promix potting mix, sprout gardens, gardening hand tools We offer  a  wide  selection  of  free  informational   magazines  &  DVDs  

pipes, games, barware, t-shirts, hats, stash cans, Teas & Herbs from all over the world es, pipe cleaners, drug test kits, Himalayan salt lamps, Green teas, black teas, rooibos(red) teas, p purses, hemp body products, gift baskets made to order

All packages  sent  in  brown  confidential  wrapping  paper  

Chinese & Japanese (before crisis) teas, whole fruit teas, herbal blends, herbs (some locally wildcrafted) Giftware & Smoking Accessories Roll-your-own papers, pipes, games, barware, t-shirts, hats, stash cans, incense, jewelry, scales, pipe cleaners, drug test kits, Himalayan salt lamps, amethyst lamps, hemp purses, hemp body products, gift baskets made to order

2011 Winnebago Aspect 30C

2011 Winnebago Access 26Q

Stk# 19199

Stk# 19200

Built to

Was $120,187


$107,900 2011 Winnebago Access 31NP Stk# 19202

Was $111,142


$99,900 2011 Winnebago Access 31J

Was $103,649


Was $93,255



be the

2011 Winnebago Vista 30W



Was $147,533

Stk# 19204

Was $118,164


$105,900 IS


Stk# S k 1920 19205



805 1ST AVE PRINCE GEORGE, BC 250-563-8891 or 1-800-563-8893 DL#7970

2011 Winnebago Sightseer WFD36V

Stk# 19221

Winnebago… Leading the Way in value and customer satisfaction for more than 50 years!



250-564-8558 or 1-877-564-8558

See our inventory at On site nancing available on approved credit. All prices are net of documentation, taxes, freight, PDI & insurance. Items may not be exactly as shown.

Page 14

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Ladies frolicked into new boutique By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - There’s a new neighbour in town, and they’re ready to fill your closet. The owner of Good 2 Go Shoes, Troy McRae, recently opened the doors to his newest establishment, Frolic. “With spring, I got tired of having [Good 2 Go] so full, so I decided it was time for the clothes to have their own home, so I leased a spot three doors down and proceeded to move the clothes,” said McRae. Frolic had an intimate invitation sent out to their loyal customers for a preview before the grand opening on Jul. 28. Ladies filed into the little boutique one by one and slowly hangers were flying off the rack and into change rooms. There was platters of finger foods, wine and mini desserts to accompany shoppers. The royal décor gave off a very feminine vibe, the exact atmosphere McRae was going for when he transformed the store. “I wanted it be feminine, kind of like a woman’s dressing room just on a very grande scale, that’s what the idea was

behind it and the colour choices and décor.” The store carries brand names, catered for women, like BB Dakota, Lucca Couture and jewelry by Betsey Johnson. McRae said the line of clothes is meant for a girl to go from the office to a party, and also, “to make a woman feel special for when she got dressed in the morning.” Marva Kosick said she enjoyed the variety of clothing Frolic had to offer. And from the looks of the busy cash register, ladies didn’t seem to have a problem with trading their plastic for a new wardrobe piece. McRae transformed the store from a spa to a boutique in three months. The store is just one of many boutiques that line the downtown core, like Scoop Clothing and Marc Joseph, however McRae said that each one is different in their own, as they all carry different brands. The store is located on 100 Street, a stones throw away from McRae’s original haven, Good 2 Go Shoes.

Put some zip in your mortgage and take a bite out of really living.

Kyla Corpuz photo

(Left to right) Naomi Shore, Troy McRae and Connie Eby during the pre-opening party of Frolic on Jul. 27.



The mortgage that opens up a rainbow of possibilities.

Kyla Corpuz photo

Among the clothes were jewelry by Betsey Johnson that adorned the table tops and mannequins.

Talk to us about how our CreditMaster mortgage can bring flexibility and opportunity to your financial picture.


What color is your dream? Life is complicated enough. We keep banking simple. Kyla Corpuz photo

Dawson Creek: 250-782-4871 Chetwynd: 250-788-9227 Tumbler Ridge: 250-242-4871

(left to right) Daryl Taylor, Christy Walker and Marva Kosick shopping at Frolic’s pre-opening party.

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

And You Thought We Were A...

Why should I get a body wrap?

By Halls Organics

By HB Health & Body Welnness Spa

The newest addition we’ve put in store is our ‘Back to Basics’ section, pure from vitamins that haven’t been pressed, baked or added dye — just put in an organic veggie cap right from its natural state to give the maximum punch for your dollar. Other herbs we have in capsules are done the same way, all natural, pure, organic and in a veggie capsule. No added flavour or strengthtraditional cleanses that date back 3,000 years to the Japanese. Cleanses, now why would you do that? Sounds icky especially if you don’t have health problems. Well, you don’t run your car, logging truck without cleaning it, greasing it or changing the oil, because if you did, the thing would just fall apart. Is that what you want for your body? Here are some examples of bowel cleanses, yes, you’re full of ‘you-knowwhat.’ When I stayed in the jungle I learned the average person has 1-3-5 kg of ancient feces stuck in the colon. It makes their organs toxic and sick, not to mention the rest of their body. I lost 26 pounds in 14 days doing a bowel cleanse. I also did a liver cleanse that dated back 3,000 years ago in Japan. Within my first three liver cleanse, I had 2,700 stones come out of me. Fifty five to 60 per cent were sizes of sesame seeds or so. The rest were sizes of peas and marbles, then seven were the size of golf balls. Before you do a cleanse, make sure you have the right information and you are doing things in order. Enough of ‘Back to Basics,’ our herb and tea room is full of teas and herbs for drinking, pleasure or adding to that favourite wild meat dish you have. One of my favourites is a moose stew with burdock root. When I stayed with a Chinese family years ago, I learned more about teas and herbs. The elder of the family was 86 years old, in top-notch shape and always laughing at me. He said, with his grandson translating, “You always look for the magic one, but there isn’t one.” This confused me. He said, “If we were living on the most perfect planet we’re eating all organic heritage fruit, veggies and wild game, our body still produces toxins. The only way to get rid of these toxins is herbs and teas, not just one.” A special note: The rain is a good thing because it is like cleansing mother Earth, which has been long overdue. Plus, take a look at all the great food to eat in the woods. This is the second year for mushrooms, so get out and learn with friends, through YouTube or books on how to get picking! Dry your mushrooms and stock up on them with soups and stews for the middle of winter. When picking, have respect for all. Spread seeds and spores to make the forest more abundant with the massive food storage that will hit January. We are now below the 30-day stock of food on the planet. Not to worry, start supporting your local gardeners and we’ll all survive. Follow our stories because there will be many. It’s time to go back to the right ways we were taught long ago, or maybe, not so long ago. See more H,M,B articles on Pg 17

A body wrap is a wonderful way to nourish and rejuvenate the body. A body wrap treatment helps to balance body systems, soothes aches and pains, can lose inches, increases circulation, reduces the appearance of cellulite and leaves the skin glowing and smooth. An exfoliating scrub prior to a warm wrap removes any dead skin cells and prepares the skin to better absorb all the nutrients applied during the body wrap. After applying a mask to your entire body, your spa practitioner will wrap you in a plastic sheet and a thermal blanket to trap the heat next to your skin and boost your circulation. Body wrapping mimics the effects of a fever; it encourages the body to sweat out impurities. The heat will relax your muscles, open your pores and encourage sweating to flush out toxins. When you’re freed from your cocoon, which is usually in 20min, and after a shower where you will be able to scrub away any remaining mask, your therapist rubs a hydrating lotion into your soft skin. At the HB Health and Body Wellness Spa we offer 3 type of body wraps

Page 15

- Seaweed, Citrus, and Chocolate. The Seaweed Body Wrap is detoxifying, cleansing and slimming and will leave your skin replenished and refreshed. Chocolate Body Wrap is a chocolate lover’s dream that tones & softens the skin, detoxifies and uplifts you with the aromatic characteristics of high-quality chocolate. Citrus Body Wrap exfoliates, detoxifies and will leave you feeling soft and silky all over. Get your Body Wrap at the HB Health and Body Wellness Spa in August for a special price $99.00 (reg.135.00). Add a foot detox for only $30.00.

709A 103rd Ave. Dawson Creek 250-782-5554

Becky’s Hair Artists & Spa

Suite 2, 9831 - 98A Ave (Co-op Mall) • 250-787-1580

(250) 787-2767 10712 101 Ave

Everything Yoga & Move Adults, Youth & Families

Is Now Offering New Treatments:

Crystals, Jewelery, Colour & Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Twitter! Therapy, Books, Reiki Sessions, Aromatherapy & More Located in

• Capillary Treatments • Skin Tag Removal • Flat Mole Removal (Upon Doctor Approval) • Systic Pimples • Microdermabrasion • Brazilians

Angelic Light 10516 - 101 Ave, Fort St. John, BC

Call Us Today • (250) 787-2767

10516 101 Ave., Fort St. John, BC

Ph: 250-261-6386

Halls Organics

Artspace @ the North Peace Cultural Centre Sheri Anderson (250) 261-0283

Facial aesthetics   Medical  Botox   Cosmetic  Botox   Fillers   Laser    

Book online  at   or  email  

Isabel Leeuwner  


[Your T

[Your E-­‐ [Web  Ad

[Street A [City],  [S [Postal  C


[Your Title]  

[Your T

[Your E-­‐Mail]   [Web  Address]  

[Your E-­‐ [Web  Ad


Radio Frequency Treatment

Immediate & Visible results!

Now taking appointments for Marilyn Dometraschuk, Reiki Master for August 11-13. Book Signing, meet & greet with Marilyn August 11-13, 1-3 pm, as she releases her new book, “Waves of Blue Light-Heal the Heart & Free the Soul”.

Body Contouring Facial Sculpting Skin Tightening

Serenity Spa

Come check out our summer sales! Children’s summer clothing & bedding and bath items on sale now!

REIKI and Toe-Reading by Appointment 10040-100 Street, Fort St John, BC V1J 3Y4 250-263-9996

Renewal of Body & Spirit

Consultations available now!


[Street Address]   [City],  [State]   [Postal  Code]  

T: [Your  Phone]   F:  [Your  Fax]   100 Street

[Street A [City],  [S [Postal  C

Treat yourself this summer at the Isabel HBLeeuwner   Health & Wellness Spa


10440 250-787-1553

[Your Title]  

[Your T

[Your E-­‐Mail]   Our body wraps are on for a special offer of [Web  Address]   $99 (Reg. $135), add a Foot Detox [Street  Address]   for only $30 more.

[Your E-­‐ [Web  Ad

For August Only

T: [Your  Phone]   Choose from: F:  [Your  Fax]   • seaweed wrap - detoxifies and cleanses • chocolate wrap - detoxifies, tones & softens skin •Isabel   citrus Lwrap - detoxifies, exfoliates & rejuveinates skin eeuwner   [City],  [State]   [Postal  Code]  

[Your Title]   [Your  E-­‐Mail]   [Web  Address]   [Street  Address]   [City],  [State]  

10440 100 Street 250-787-1553

T: [Your  Phone]  

[Street A [City],  [S [Postal  C


[Your T

[Your E-­‐ [Web  Ad

[Street A [City],  [S

Page 16

Northeast NEWS

August 4, 2011

Q&A: 15-year-old motocross racer Matthew Davenport By Kyla Corpuz Matthew Davenport will have quite the summer report when he heads back to school. After stealing first place titles and the Kermaxx Silver Sprocket Award at the Western Canadian National Amateurs Motocross Championship in Raymond, Alberta, Davenport is gearing up to take on the main stage in Ontario.

Is it a more promising industry in the States? Oh yeah, way bigger industry there. The professional riders get paid more and there’s just way more resources for the sport down there. What about your safety in the sport? I know it’s a pretty dangerous sport, so what do you have to take into consideration? That’s where the training comes into play. You have to be strong enough to be able to hang onto your bike while riding and good enough shape to go for a whole race without tiring and losing control. I mean, mistakes happen, that’s part of the sport, so crashing is just bound to happen. But, it doesn’t really bother me I know it’s part of the sport and I’ve had my fair share of injuries.

Can you tell me a little bit about winning your last race? How was it? It was the Western Canadian Amateur National I won first place in two of my three classes (Junior MX 1 and 3) and second place in the other one (Junior MX 2). When did you start riding your dirt bike? I started riding about nine years ago and racing about eight years ago.

What has been your worse injury so far? Mmmm, I’ve just broken my Who got you into it? collar bone and elbow before My dad got me into it, he use and been on crutches because to race when he was a kid of knee surgeries — but and in his teen years. my knee surgeries weren’t Courtesy of Davenport family photo because of racing, I have a Matthew Davenport takes off into the air. The 15 year old will race in Walton, Ontario for the Canadian Amateur genetic disease in my knees. How old are you now? National Championships. I’m 15 right now. Wow, and that hasn’t How do you think the competition is gonna be? What kind of bike do you ride? There’ll be about 40 guys in each class, and it’ll be pretty fun stopped you at all from riding? I have two bikes, CRF 250 and a CRF 450R. No, no. — hard work. Do you do a lot of your practicing in Fort St. John? For practice, I train and I do practice on the bike as well at the Fort St John track or Fairview, I go to a sand track out there, it’s very good for training. But mainly, I just do physical training, because you need to be in shape for motocross. What else do you have planned for this summer? Not much actually, I’m planning to go to Walton, Ontario on Aug. 9 and racing Aug. 16 to 21 for the Canadian Amateur National. Are you pretty excited for that? I’m really excited, hopefully I can do well there.

Screened Top Soil & Peat Moss for Sale

Have you been training a lot for it, gearing up for it? Been doing a lot of road biking and weights, and time on the bike as well … I go out to Montney and back. Who are your idols in the sport? I look up to Dean Wilson actually. I raced against him when I was 11 … and now he’s one of the top professionals in the world, and I’ve always just looked up to him, wanna be like him one day — that would be pretty cool. Where do you see yourself in five to six years? In this sport, I hope to be one of the top riders in Canada and to be somewhere in the states with motocross.

(After explaining to me the differences between motocross, super cross and freestyle, here’s what Davenport had to say about where he saw himself in all three categories.) Some professionals do super cross and motocross, that’s what I’d like to do. I mean, I’ve never really done super cross, I’ve rode in arenas but I prefer motocross, out doors, way better. Freestyle? No. Those guys are crazy. I mean, motocross is just as dangerous itself, but I don’t see the fun in just hitting the ramp and doing a trick. Racing is more fun, cause I’m pretty competitive. Davenport heads out to the East coast in the coming week for a competition that will have him facing riders across the country.

We’ve Moved!

Top Soil - $280/load • peaT MoSS - $336/load

Two Doors West

Delivered to Charlie lake or Taylor - Add $28/Load

250-785-KEYS | 250-785-5397 8234 100 ave Fort St John Office: 250-787-7707 Cell: 250-794-1623 Cash or Cheque Only On Delivery

Commercial • Residential • Auto Lockouts • Installations • Repairs • Service We’re Here to Serve You

Be Ready for Summer! • CORE • ATV •PAL • Bear Aware Online & In-Class Courses


A Division of Alpha Safety Ltd. 9803 102 Street Fort St. John, BC

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Stress leads to disease, relaxation leads to wellness

August specials By Peace Massage Therapy & Spa

By Serenity Spa

It has long been known, and medicine and science agree, that the body and mind are intimately connected; that there is a co-relation between stress and illness; and that 95% of illness and accidents are related to stress. While some cultures use their minds to control various body functions and can change their metabolism, heart rates, brain waves and body temperature, we were never even taught how to cope with the day-to-day frustrations of life. Because of this, many in our society turn to cafeine, tobacco, alcohol or various drugs to handle the overload. It is our strong belief that the biggest predictor of longevity is psychological resiliency -- the ability to role with the punches that life throws at us. Many spa treatments are not just nice to do, but are in fact very beneficial. The following Spa Services will assist you to relax, increasing your wellness and longevity: Relaxation Massage Hot Stone Massage Lymphatic/Aromatherapy Massage Reflexology Serenity Facial Infrared Sauna Detoxification Footbath Guided Meditation Session Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRS) Light Emitting Diode Treatment (LED) Healing Touch Session Reiki Session Crystal Balance Session

Enjoy a Personalized Facial for your specific skin type with La Biosthetique products which offer premium products for your exact skin care needs. Each formula contains minerals and trace elements from pure spa water, which rises several hundred metres through the rock from an artesian spring and which is protected from environmental toxins. Special Price of $70 (usually $90) RELAXATION MASSAGE 45 MINUTES - $45 60 MINUTES - $60 Please call to make an appointment with our Spa Practitioners who specialize in Relaxation techniques such as Swedish massage, a soothing technique specifically designed to relax and energize.

Reiki’s healing hands by Naomi Larsen Chetwynd Echo Editor CHETWYND – From Reiki, Swedish massage to the powers of positive thinking, if you have a kink there is probably a technique to fix it. Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki therapy is an alternative or complimentary medical practice in which the therapist channels “life force energy” through him or herself to the patient by little to no physical touch. It is said to restore the body’s energy balance and enhance its natural ability to heal itself. In English, the word Reiki is composed from two Japanese words — Rei, meaning “God’s wisdom,” and Ki which means “life force energy.” Local certified holistic practitioner and Reiki master, Novella Harden, says you can heal yourself with the rei or ki around you to get rid of stress and physical ailments. “Reiki helps to strengthen and sustain the body’s immune system by assisting energy within to get to all parts of the body,” Harden said. “When we fall out of tune our bodies respond by creating a symptom or an illness. When it is in balance the body can better defend itself against the effects of such things as environmental pollution and contagious diseases and the debilitating effects of prolonged stress.” Harden said Reiki can be especially effective in calming the body and alleviating stressful symptoms.


Sick Of Getting Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes While Mowing Your Lawn? Out Run Them On a John Deere Zero Turn Mower! CUT YOUR MOWING TIME IN HALF WITH A ZERO TURN MOWER!


SAVE $760

•The Edge™ 48-in. mower deck •A 23-HP V-twin engine •Hydro trans. •7 MPH • Cut up to 1.5 acres per hour Retail $4728


•The Edge™ 54-in. mower deck •A 27-HP V-twin engine •Hydro trans. •8.5 MPH • Cut up to 2 acres per hour

SALE $5220

SAVE $747



SAVE $850

•54-in. high-capacity mower deck •27-HP V-twin engine •Hydro trans. •9 MPH • Cut up to 3 acres per hour •Electric PTO clutch Retail $7197


Grande Prairie 780-532-8402

Fairview 780-835-4440

Get A John Deere

JS26 FOR ONLY $449

Retail $546

Dawson Creek 250-782-4141

DAWSON ‘MILE ZERO CITY’ 301-116th Ave.CREEK DawsonAUCTION Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek Office: 250-782-3766 VJV Main Office: 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don 301-116th Ave. Dawson Creek, British Columbia Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622

Dawson Creek Office: 250-782-3766 VJV Main Office: 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622

MARKET REpORT JULY 28, 2011 CATTLE REPORT SLAUGHTER CATTLE On Thursday, July 28, 2011, 137 head of cattle went through our market SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 Cows 67.00-72.00 Holstein Cows D1 - D2 Cows Heiferettes D3 - D4 Cows Bologna Bulls Holstein Cows Feeder Bulls Heiferettes Good Bred Cows Bologna Bulls Good Bred Heifers Feeder Bulls Milk Cows Good Bred Cows Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) Good Bred Heifers Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) Cow/ Calf Pairs Older Cows Milk Cows

N/A 53.00-56.00 70.00-80.00 48.00-53.00 75.00-83.75 50.00-53.00 N/A 55.00-65.00 N/A 62.00-72.50 N/A 65.00-70.00 N/A None N/A None N/A 900.00-1000.00 None None


N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A N/A Heifers N/A 92.00-100.00 Heifers 80.00-88.00 N/A Heifers N/A 102.00-108.00 Heifers 85.00-92.00 N/A Heifers N/A 110.00-118.00 Heifers 98.00-104.00 N/A Heifers N/A 115.00-125.00 Heifers 100.00-108.00 Dawson Creek office will be closed Mon Aug 8th Fri Aug 12 for Fall Fair Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 110.00-125.00 Heifers 100.00-110.00 There will be NO SALE Dawson Creek None Thurs Aug 11 due to the Fall Fair Good Feeder Steers 300 lbsinPlus: Heifers None



La Crete 780-928-3337

Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Jones‘MILE & VoldZERO Auction Co. Ltd. DAWSON CREEK Vold, AUCTION CITY’

Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 700 1000lbs lbsPlus: Plus: Good Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 400 600 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Plus:

SALE $6346


Stress is a fact of daily life and is the result of both the good and bad things that happen Harden said. “While not all stress is bad, prolonged stress can have a debilitating effect on the body. Research suggests that many illnesses may be influenced by prolonged stress,” she added. Harden believes it’s important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. “The most dangerous thing about stress is how easily it can creep up on you,” she said. “You get used to it. It starts to feel familiar, even normal. You don’t realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll.” A person may begin to feel more whole and balances from receiving Reiki treatments Harden said. “Reiki can be utilized as a preventative measure for stress by helping a client to rebalance and find a center of peace within as it significantly reduces symptoms.” Reiki is safe for adults, children and pets. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Harden at 250-788-5079.

395 head of cattle went through the ring of Dawson Creek Action on July 8, 2010 D3 - D4 Cows 62.00-66.00 SALES EVERY THURSDAY!

SALE $3968

Retail $5970

Page 17


Prices are suggested retail prices only and are subject to change without notice at any time. Dealer may sell for less. Taxes, setup, delivery, freight and preparation charges not included. Attachments and implements sold separately. See dealer for details. Offer valid from August. 2, 2011 Until October 28, 2011. In the event you default on this or any AgLine transaction, interest on all outstanding balances on your AgLine account (including on this and all special Term transactions on your AgLine Account) will begin to accrue immediately at 19.75% APR from the date of default until paid in full, and you will be required to make monthly payments on your AgLine Account equal to 2.5% (personal use); 3.0% (commercial use) of the original amounts financed plus interest. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included and may increase price or monthly payment(s).Minimum purchase required. See your dealer for details. Program subject to change, without notice, at any time. Subject to John Deere Financial approval and dealer participation. For purchases on your John Deere Financial Multi-use Account for personal use only. Offer is unconditionally interest free for the first 12 months. After the 12 month period, for eligible purchases of goods and services: 1) a minimum monthly payment of $391.28 is required; and 2) finance charges will begin to accrue immediately on amount financed at 4.90% per annum until paid in full.

NEN 8.4.11

Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Upcoming Sales: Vold, Jones &@ Vold10:00 Auction Co. Ltd. Sales Every Thursday a.m. DAWSON CREEK AUCTION ‘MILE ZERO CITY’ DAWSON CREEK AUCTION ‘MILE ZERO CITY’ 301-116thSale Ave. Dawson Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek Office: Horse September 25/2010 301-116th Dawson British Columbia 250-782-3766Ave. VJV Main Office:Creek, 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622 Dawson Creek Office: 250-782-3766 VJV Main Office: 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622


Page 18

August 4, 2011


Employment Opportunity

Be the difference... Would you be interested in becoming a home share provider ?

Steel Buildings

Class 1 Driver in Fort St.

Help Wanted

Equipment and Fluids Call

Wanted Class 3 pile driver operators and swampers, with drivers abstract. Fax Resume to 250-787-0553 (08/04)

For Rent

Do you feel you may possess the qualities and the desire to open your home to a person with developmental disability ? The Fort St. John Association for Community Living is currently taking applications for Home Share Providers. This opportunity is open to both male and female applicants and a financial compensation package is provided.

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please contact: Pat Taylor, Home Share Coordinator at 250-787-9262 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Posting Circular: Job-1552 Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor DAWSON CREEK Job 1552 Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor Temporary Job Responsibilities: The Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor/Group Facilitator will be responsible for: The planning and provision of individual and group counselling to children and/or their parents who have witnessed violence. Promoting community awareness regarding the impact witnessing violence has on children and prevention activities in schools Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a related human/social service field, two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must achieve and maintain: Crisis Response Training, First Aid Certificate, Physical & Non-Physical Intervention Certificate, Suicide Prevention & Intervention Certificate This position requires that you use your personal vehicle for business. You must have a valid driver’s license. Hours of Work: 21 hours per week. Flexible to meet the needs of the programs. Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement Closing Date: August 12, 2011 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: • Please include Competition # 1552 with resume • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position requires union membership • This position is open to female and male applicants For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Wanted

Factory Direct Discounted inventory (Canadian Certified) 33x39, 42x57, 54x99, 60x156 Misc. Material Available 800-964-8335, Souce: 1KG

Commercial Land Space for Rent. Trailers, offices, etc. 250 731 6747 (07/21) Classified Special 20 words, 3 weeks, $10.00 + HST Call 250-787-7030

John looking for long term

employment in Oil Patch Prefer to Haul Pipe, Heavy 1-780-522-1700 (08/04)

For Sale

Large Inventory of Stock

Windows and Doors We can order anything you’d like Peace Glass - 250787-8888



Bypass, Fort St. John, BC . (TFN)

Northeast NEWS

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Deltek



Communication Solutions is in the process of expanding our team of sales representatives & DVR/ Phone technicians. Training and support provided. Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle. Email resume to: Harold@ or fax (250)787-7471. (08/04)

Employment Opportunity

Help Wanted

Northern Star Restaurant is looking for a Cook’s Helper Completion of high school. No experience required, training will be provided. Organized teamwork. Previous food industry experience is an asset. Korean speaking is an asset. Clean, peel, slice and trim vegetables and food stuffs, Prepare, heat, and finish simple food items, Remove trash and kitchen garbage containers. Unpack and store supplies in refrigerators and storage areas. Wash, place dishes, pots and pans, Keep clean kitchen, restaurant floor Full Time, 37.50 hrs per week, $12.00 /h, 10 days paid holidays Work location: 8540 Alaska Road, Fort St. John, BC V1J 5L6 If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to or the above address.(08/04)



Home of the ten minute color.



9963 (TFN)

Special Ad

Classified Special 20 words, 3 weeks,

$10.00 + HST

Call 250-787-7030 For Sale Antiques and Collectables Cecil Lake B.C. Watch

Help Wanted

Imperial Oil Agency Dawson Creek, BC requires a Class 1 Driver -Pup & Trailer Confident -Fuel Experience An Asset -Year Round Position -Competitive Wages & Benefits -Positive & Organized Team Player Fax Resume & Driver’s Abstract to 250-782-5884 Attention Recruitment (08 /04)

Deesta is looking for an

Requires • Class 3 Drivers • Bulk Propane Truck Drivers Competitive wages and benefits. Please apply with resume and driver’s abstract to:

Ph# 250 785-3290 Fax# 250-785-8091 Email:

for the white signs. Call ahead or chance it 250785-1212.



July, Sept ,Oct, Closed August. Nice collection of Oil Lamps.(07/28)

7-1075 -4216 -1075 4216 1-6516


Northeast NEWS

Sterling Management Services Ltd. has for rent

Bach, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Townhouses & Duplexes

Fort St. John

CLASSIFIEDS Employment Opportunity

Ask about our Summer Move In Incentive


August 4, 2011

Page 19

For REnt

Southwood Trucking Ltd

is looking to fill the following positions:


Class 1 Truck Drivers – log and gravel Butt n Top Loader Operators Dozer/Grader Operator 14024

Skidder Operators

Li-CarLi-Car Management Group Li-CarManagement ManagementGroup Group Now applications Now taking applications Nowtaking takingfor applicationsfor for Group 1,1,22and 3Management bedroom Li-Car Group 1, 2 and Li-Car 3Management bedroom units. Li-Car Group and 3Management bedroomunits. units.

Processor Operator

Now applications Now taking applications Nowtaking takingfor applicationsfor for 1,of 2our 33managers! bedroom units. oror3one of Professional managers! 1, our 2 and bedroom units. or one of Professional Site 1,our 2and and bedroomSite units. one Professional Site managers!

Alpine• •Bona Vista Alpine- Bruce 250-785-1852 • 250-785-1852 Bona Vista - Natasha Alpine-Bruce Bruce 250-785-1852 Bona250-787-1075 Vista- -Natasha Natasha250-787-1075 250-787-1075 ororone of Professional Site 250-262-2011 HillcrestGlen or oneBob ofSandalwoodour Professional Site managers! Sandalwood250-262-2011 HillcrestGlen• •250-261-4216 oneBob of• our our Professional Sitemanagers! managers! SandalwoodBob 250-262-2011 HillcrestGlen250-261-4216 250-261-4216 Bona Vista -•Pam AlpineBruce 250-785-1852 • •Bona Vista DriftwoodBob 250-262-2011 • •MelsherAlpineBruce Bob 250-785-1852 Bona Vista - Natasha 250-787-1075 Driftwood250-262-2011 • 250-787-1075 MelsherAlpineBruce 250-785-1852 Bona Vista- -Natasha Natasha250-787-1075 250-787-1075 DriftwoodBob 250-262-2011 MelsherHillcrest - Glen Sandra 250-793-2339 SandalwoodBob HillcrestGlen MaplewoodBob 250-262-2011 • •250-261-4216 GrahamSandalwoodBob HillcrestMaplewood- Bob 250-262-2011 • GrahamSandalwoodBob HillcrestGlen250-261-4216 250-261-4216 MaplewoodBob 250-262-2011 GrahamDriftwoodBob 250-262-2011 ••AmbassadorKillarney•AmbassadorSandra DriftwoodBob250-262-2011 250-262-2011 • 250-262-2011 MelsherKillarney- Bob •AmbassadorSandra 250-261-6516 DriftwoodBob 250-262-2011 •MelsherMelsherKillarney-Bob Bob 250-262-2011 Sandra250-261-6516 250-261-6516 Maplewood250-262-2011 Maplewood250-262-2011 • •GrahamGlen250-262-2011 Maplewood- Bob 250-262-2011 •|Green Graham|Green Glen-Bob Bob MaplewoodBob 250-262-2011 Graham|Green Glen-Bob Bob 250-262-2011 Killarney250-262-2011 •AmbassadorSandra Killarney- Bob 250-262-2011 •AmbassadorSandra 250-261-6516 Killarney-Bob Bob 250-262-2011 •AmbassadorSandra250-261-6516 250-261-6516 |Green GlenBob Email: |Green GlenBob 250-262-2011 Email: |Green GlenBob250-262-2011 250-262-2011 Email:

Email: Email:

Excavator Operator

We offer competitive wages and benefits. Please Fax resume to 780-539-4077 or email to



Bills Books & Bargains We buy your Antiques, collectibles, Adult magazines, Books and coins. Open 12pm to 7:00 pm Mon to Sat phone 250-785-2660

For Sale

Credit, Dreamcatcher Sad Bad Credit Financing

No Problem Apply today!! Drive Today!! APPLY ONLINE

0” Down! O.A.C.


No Charge DELIVERY BC & Ab. Coquitlam Chrysler DL#7557

Employment Opportunity


Home... 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes Furnished and Unfurnished

Multiple locations of Apartments ONE MONTH FREE RENT!! and Town Multiple locations of Apts and TownSuites Homes Homes with Renovated


Renovated Suites Mary-Lou today 250-719-2250 Call Mary-Lou today 250-782-7466

With 11 Locations, we’ve got something perfect for you! Dawson Creek


AVON: www. hanaback REGAL: Email

Wood Furniture

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 (08/28)


For sale in Hudson’s Hope BC: 1967 1/2 -1600 Datsun Roadster, model SPL311, 4 speed. Runs great,10,000 OBO. 1-250-783-9499 (08/04)

Posting Circular: Job-1551 Child/Youth Transition House Worker DAWSON CREEK Job 1551 Child/Youth Transition House Worker Position 28-35 hours/week Position Title: Child/Youth Transition House Worker – Mizpah Transition House Job Responsibilities: The Child/Youth Transition House Worker will: Monitor and ensure the safety and comfort of children or youths living in the Transition house. Provide emotional support and feedback to children and youth to help them deal with the effects of witnessing domestic violence. Hours of Work: 28-35 hours per week, flexible to meet program needs Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement Closing Date: August 12, 2011 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: • Please include Competition # 1551 with resume • This position is open to female applicants • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position is a union position For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at We look forward to hearing from you!

Page 20

Be part of a growing team! Oilfield Hauling Company has employment opportunities available

CLASSIFIEDS Drivers Class 1 & 3

August 4, 2011

Pressure Truck

Fort St. John Friendship Society Employment Opportunities

Tank Truck

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

We Can’t Alone • ClassDo 1 Tank Truck Operators & Lease Operators Allit safety tickets required. • Sales Representative with Oilfield Experience

Minimum 3 years experience The BC SPCA cares for thousands • Sub-Contractors & Enddump Operators Employment of orphaned, abandoned and abused Opportunities Employment opportunities in Fort St. John Grande Prairie,BCABArea animals each year. Volunteers are Creek, & Dawson Grande AB3 years experience urgently care forrequired, animals Cache, Allneeded safetytotickets minimum Ft. IfSt. John, and assist with SPCA events. • Excellent Wages • Full TimeBC • Health Benefits you canFax help, please contact your Resume and Drivers local shelter today. Abstract our Head office at totoour Fort St. John Office (250) 532-8729 785-4391 (782) Attn: Garth Attn: Human Resources

Youth & Family Support Worker

The candidate selected for this position will work as a part of our Youth & Family Support Services Team in the delivery of our youth programming and coordination of one-on-one, group & family support services. - Preference to applicants with a training/certification in the social services or counseling fields. - A creative multi-tasker with excellent communication and organizational skills. - Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence (unrestricted Class 4 preferred). First Aid certification an asset. - Full-time position. Wage commensurate with experience. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible work schedule.

ess& ional


Mall n, BC




Health & Wellness Coordinator

The candidate selected for this position can expect a multifaceted role including: the coordination of a multitude of workshops/presentations, activities & events. The Health & Wellness Coordinator will represent our organization on community tables focusing on community development and overconstruction service all health & wellness. This position also supports the various other programs and services provided by our organization. Extreme - Preference toVenture applicants with training and/or experience in a • Masonary • Framingrelated • Decks Health & Wellness field. • Roofing • Ceramic Tile with excellent communication and - A creative multi-tasker • Slate • Graniteskills • Siding organizational who is able to work independently and • Concrete Parging Fenceenvironment. collaboratively in a•Team • Construction - Knowledge Service of existing community resources and local Aboriginal(250) culture263-4858 and traditions. John - Must possess a valid Fort St. John, BC BC Driver’s Licence. - Northeast Full-time position.British Wage commensurate with experience. Columbia

Northeast NEWS

We Can’t Do it Alone

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and abused animals each year. Volunteers are urgently needed to care for animals and assist with SPCA events. If you can help, please contact your local shelter today.

want to

We Can’t Do it Alone The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and abused animals each year.

Volunteers are urgently needed to care for animals and assist with SPCA events. If you can help, please contact your local shelter today.

For Sale

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)

For Sale




Home, Fort St. John Area, Excellent



bdrms, 1 bath, 3 additions, Laminate flooring, enclosed boot room & porch, 12x12

outside deck, central heat-

ing, wood stove, washer/ dryer/stove. To be moved. Asking



Phone 250-772-5122 and ask for Jack. (08/04)

Babies ofDirectory the North

business& the business professional directory?

Individuals of Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply. locksmith Locksmith Automotive Chipped

Transponder Keys Successful candidate can expect a competitive Available wage & comprehensive benefits package. • MASTER KEY SYSTEMS

Wood Born: Jan 3 Parents:


• PADLOCKS Fort St. John Friendship Society ATTN: Anita Lee, Executive Director 10208 – 95 Avenue Fort St. John, BC V1J 1J2 woodwork Phone: St (250) 9708-108 Fort 785-8566 St John Fax: (250) 785-1507 wrought iron E-mail: • New construction SIGNS • FIRERINGS • Refinishing Northeast British Columbia RAILINGS • GATES • Chinking Staining • Stairs and Railings • Gazebos IT’S A gIrl Andrew Blaney Justin McKnight Kenzie rose 250-785-1490 250-785-8221 PHONE: 250.789.9157

IT’S A gIrl

advertiseKodiin alexandria


construction service Kayla Gladve & Shawn call

Fisher Log Works

Wood of FSJ

Extreme Venture

Stats: 21” 1.877.787.7030 • Masonary • Framing • Decks • Roofing • Ceramic Tile • Slate • Granite • Siding • Concrete Parging • Fence • Construction IT’S A Boy Service IT’S A Boy

business& professional

7 lbs. 2 oz.


IT’S A gIrl Johnjohn (250) 263-4858cohen thomas (tommy) gemma mae Fort St. John, BC CELL: 250.261.5917 may jacKson rivers-BoWerman sWanson Paul EMAIL: Born: Jan 5 Born: Jan 4 Born: Jan 5 Born: Jan 6 woodwork Accounting & Taxesconstruction service locksmith Locksmith accounting & taxes & Molly & Parents:Venture Justine Parents: Melissa Parents: DaveAutomotive Parents: Chipped Madeline ScottExtreme Fisher Log Works Transponder Keys Lone• &Framing Katlan Harty & Barry RiversJoceyln Elliott of Available Abe Swanson of • Masonary • Decks • New construction • Roofing •Tax Ceramic Tile • Bookkeeping Refinishing & Income FSJ Jackson Bowerman of FSJ Charlie Lake• MASTER KEY Hudson’s Hope SYSTEMS • Slate • Granite •ofSiding • Chinking Staining • Concrete Parging • Fence • Stairs and Railings Stats:Service 12.5” Stats: 22” Stats: 21”• LOCKOUT BOARDS Stats: 20.5” Farming and personal Bookkeeping • Business, Gazebos • Construction • PADLOCKS Andrew Blaney Justin McKnight Accounting now offered John 6(250) lbs.263-4858 9 oz 9 lbs. 11 oz 8 lbs. 8 oz 7 lbs. 6 oz 250-785-1490 250-785-8221 Ph: 250-263-0886 Accounting & Taxes accounting & taxes Fx: 250-785-1585 Madeline Scott

Fort St. John, BC

31-9600 93rd Ave, Totem Mall locksmith Fort St. John, BC Locksmith

Automotive Chipped Transponder Keys


Glass Bookkeeping & Income Tax 2009 People’s Choice Award Winner Business, Farming and personal Bookkeeping Accounting now offered

Ph: 250-263-0886 Fx: 250-785-1585

31-9600 93rd Ave, Totem Mall Fort St. John, BC

◉ Windshields ◉ Custom Showers ◉ Flooring



◉ Windows and doors

9708-108 St Fort St John

*Free In Home Consultations wrought iron Glass ◉ Windshields ◉ Custom Showers ◉ Flooring 9708-108 St Fort St John

2009 People’s Choice Award Winner

9708-108 St Fort St John

wrought iron Available



want to 50-785-640 2 advertise9in


◉ Windows and doors

*Free In Home Consultations

PHONE: 250.789.9157

the business


directory? RAILINGS • GATES call

1.877.787.7030 PHONE: 250.789.9157

CELL: 250.261.5917 EMAIL:

Employment IT’S A gIrl IT’S Opportunity A gIrl IT’S A gIrl adrianna christine tamara Katherine jessica Bigcharleswant Belcher tooysmueller Born: Jan 9 Born: Jan 8 Born: Jan 9 advertise Sonya Parents: Parents:Job-1553in Parents: Posting Circular:

Police Based Worker – Casual David & Katherine Karl & IdaPosition Oysmueller Auger, TerryVictim Services DAWSON CREEK

the Bigcharles of Taylor

business Belcher of FSJ of FSJ

Job 1553 Victim Service Worker – Casual Position Job Responsibilities: The Victim Service Worker will provide support services, practical assistance, information and referrals to clients who have been victims of crime. Hours of Work: Casual Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement Closing Date: August 15, 2011 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail:

Stats: 19” Stats: 21” Stats: 51 cm directory? 8 lbs. 9 oz. 8 lbs. 5 oz 4.218 kg



• Please include Competition # 1553 with resume • This position is open to female applicants • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position is a union position For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at We look forward to hearing from you!

Northeast NEWS Space for Lease

Help Wanted


For Sale

Dozer and excavator operators required for a busy Alberta Oilfield Construction Company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations.You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.(09/29)


Rabbits, Purebred Americansand cross breeds, med to large type, various colours, bunnies ready to go Call 250-8437010 (08/11

Prime Retail / Office Space for Lease in the Central Plaza. 100 St / 101 Ave. in Fort St. John, BC Call 250263-1244 (08/04)


FSJ Oriental Massage. Deeply relaxing full body. Call 250-261-3923 by Appointment Only (09/01)


Nimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Traditional Thai Massage. Phone 250793-2335. Massage Service Only No House Calls (09/01) Tractor For Sale White 2-105 Good Rubber Runs Good Has Ezee On Loader Bale Forks Set of Chains Asking $8,000.00 Call 250843-7118 (08/11 HAIR BIN - Qualified hairstylist and barber for a busy salon. Instant clientele available. Phone 250-7871552 or Bring resume to 10442 100 Street. (09/01)

August 4, 2011

Page 21

For Sale

For Sale

Steel Buildings Factory Direct (Canadian Certified) 33x39 42x57 54x99 60x156 Misc. Material Available 800-964-8335 Source ID7

Employment Opportunity

Homes for sale

1-877-504-5005 Grande Prairie


CHETWYND, FORT ST. JOHN & DAWSON CREEK, BC Safety. Integrity. Respect. Are you a qualified, Class 1/A Truck Driver with at least 3 years experience in tank truck driving or a similar field? Do you seek to work for a progressive, rapidly growing transportation company that treats its drivers with respect and truly puts safety first? Look no further! Northwest Tank Lines Inc. has an excellent safety record and provides an excellent working environment. We offer: - A Competitive Salary - Excellent Benefits - Company RRSP Contributions - Reliable Work and a Steady Work-Life Balance We are seeking qualified, reliable candidates to haul dangerous goods between Taylor and Chetwynd, BC. If you are looking for a steady, long-term career in a growing industry, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear from you.

Send us your resume today, attn. Colin McComb: Email: Fax: (403) 250-7801 Mail: 3415 - 29 St. NE Calgary AB T1Y 5W4

Two Deluxe Homes Available Immediately

Includes Free Delivery as far as Fort St. John


Page 22

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Actua brings hands-on learning, science, and fun to Saulteau First Nations

and Yasmin Amirkhalkhali, 21, who By Jill Earl is working to complete her Bachelor Saulteau First Nations – of Science at Dalhousie, have been It’s very rare to see a room of children touring the west coast bringing Actua’s sitting quietly. But these children are. outreach program to a new community They are sitting on the edge of their every week. Before Saulteau was seats, wide eyed, wearing devilish grins Chetwynd, who has never had Actua’s and are completely silent. They are program in their community, and this playing a game called Keys. One child week the ladies are bringing it to Horse sits blindfolded at the front of the room Lake, Alberta. The curriculum is pretty protecting a set of keys they know to much the same in every community be in their very near vicinity, while they visit, but will often improvise another child quietly tries to steal the depending on the group and project keys without being tagged. The blinded supplies. defender must listen carefully to the For this group, Monday focused on attacker, feeling the vibrations on the Every Day Science, Tuesday was Health floor from the attackers movement. Day, Wilderness Wednesday, Thursday They are learning about echolocation, looked at Minerals, and Friday’s topic they are learning about science. was Squishy Circuits. Throughout the The Saulteau First Nations welcomed week the group had the opportunity Actua’s outreach program last week in to use play dough as conductors, build the community’s Youth Centre. Actua turbines and bouncy balls, build bridges is an organization dedicated to making and bones, test “blubber mitts”; learned science fun and accessible for every Jill Earl photo about digestion, light refraction, how child across Canada, its workshops, camps, clubs, mentorship programs, Lexus Davis, 11, works quickly and diligently on diseases are spread, echolocation, and survival. The excitement emitted by and outreach programs mix hands-on- her teams insulated mitt. the participants is clear. Yasmin says learning with fun, and science. Actua reaches approximately 225,000 youths in 450 communities every when the group studied oral hygiene and built braces out of play year with the help of 400 summer students, 600 high school dough, some kids wore their dentist masks all day. “A few children are even still wearing their casts from yesterday, volunteers, and the partnerships they have with 31 universities and which is pretty funny,” Yasmin says. colleges across the country who help deliver the programs. Yasmin has been with Actua for 6 years, and even remembers Elizabeth Wells, 23, a graduate of McMaster’s BNG program


1-800-268-6444 REE F a njoy t the e e Com demo a l Fair Live inaw Fal 7 & at Kisk gust 5,6 e, BC Au Prairi et Suns

No Phone Line Required At least 35 times faster than dial-up AVAILABLE where cable, DSL and wireless can’t reach Alway On - No dialing in necessary Send large files in minutes, not hours

This initiative is made possible by a contribution from

“We live in a remote community with no phone service where we generate our own electricity. Still, we needed to be connected. We use Galaxy’s internet service to surf the web, download course curriculums for our children’s home schooling and for email. So while we live remotely, we no longer feel remote.” - Galaxy customer in McBride, BC


SkyBEAM services are available throughout most of British Columbia with a clear view to the southern sky. Some areas may require a larger antenna. Service and hardware sold seperately. Home networking equipment may be required and is not included with your SkyBEAM system. For network setup, support and configuration, contract your network hardware manufacturer and/or operating system software developer (Galaxy is not responsible for home network configuration and management). All computers on this network will be sharing a single connection. Simultaneous use of high bandwidth applications by multiple users may result in degredation of speed and is subject to the SkyBEAM Fair Access Policy. Actual speeds may vary. Speed and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. Monthly service and early termination fees apply; miniumum 24-month commitment required. See subscriber agreement for full details.

almost all of the kids from previous years. It’s the children’s excitement that keeps her with the organization. “It’s working with the kids, and getting them involved. For them science is fun,” she says. The students are given another project. This time they must design and create a pocket that will insulate a hot pad...and it’s a competition. The winner will be proclaimed as the best. Bragging rights is prize enough for this young group of 8-12 year olds, though Elizabeth and Yasmin have awarded small prizes for classroom management purposes. The groups get to work collecting balloons, fabric, cotton balls, plastic cups, string, insulation, and aluminum foil. Elizabeth and Yasmin walk from table to table, giving advice and complete creative freedom to their participants. Science is 11 year-old Lexus Davis’s 2nd favourite subject in school. She is one of the campers still wearing her cast along with her safety glasses which have thick black frames with no actual lenses. If it weren’t for Actua’s Outreach program, “I’d be sitting on my couch and watching T.V. I think it’s fun when the science people come,” she says. Unlike her class peer, 11 year-old Nikita Desjarlias doesn’t like science in school, but really enjoys this summer program. When asked if she like science, Nikita replied, “during school, no, but this I like. They (school) don’t add in fun games. Elizabeth and Yasmin make it funnier,” she said. Playful taunts fly across the room, “You’re glove is gonna fail,” yells one classmate. Groups chose superior names for themselves, each one trying to outdo the last, such as Team the Best, Team Awesome, Team Better Than Yours, and Team Even Better Than Yours. “These names have increasingly got more competitive throughout the week,” laughs Yasmin. Elizabeth has been working with Actua for two years. She actually participated in Actua programs in Guelph when she was a child, and loved it. “I loved it. It was a lot of fun. The biggest thing for me was seeing how excited the instructors were, made me really excited... it effects how I am as an instructor,” Elizabeth said. To some students, like Julianna Lopez, 10, the program is so hands-on; they don’t even realize they’re learning. “We just play games and have fun,” Julianna says.

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS

Page 23

Girl power takes stage at The Lido for women’s centre By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - The Lido hosted a charity event for the Fort St. John’s women’s resource centre on Jul. 26. The original idea was to put on a complimentary show with performances by two local artists and volunteers at the centre Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt and recording artist from Pheonix Jenny Jarnagin, who headlined. However, as the three artists are all avid supporters of the women’s resource, it made sense to them and The Lido to use the opportunity as a way to give back. “We were thinking about doing it as a free event, but we thought we may as well get a charitable organization involved, and since it was all female, we had the women’s resource centre come in,” said Adam Kirschner from The Lido. Emily Goodman, executive director at the women’s centre was “very grateful” to take part in the event and watched the fishbowl fill up with donations during the night of the show. The proceeds went towards parts of the resource society like the outreach store that provides necessities for women in need. The evening began with a performance by Shore and Pratt, who started off the night with a rendition of the song Forever originally performed by acoustic singer Ben Harper. Pratt strummed a ukulele as Shore’s fingers danced across the keyboard. They alternated between duets and solos of covers by Adele, Maroon 5, Tom Petty and original compositions by Pratt. As their set came to an end, Jarnagin took the stage. It had been a year since she last played at The Lido, and in that time, she recorded five albums. Though it seems almost impossible for that many records to fill a years span, Jarnagin reckons if you have a passion for something it comes naturally. “To me it’s like a wonderful way to express yourself and express ideas and things that happen to you … and it’s been so well received, and it’s something I love to do.” When asked why she decided to participate in the event with proceeds going towards the women’s resource centre, Jarnagin said she was a supporter for centres alike. “I’ve always been an advocate for women’s shelters, in fact a dollar from every CD I sell, I donate it to women’s shelters in Pheonix. My heart really goes out to women who are in abusive relationships who don’t have the help or resources to get out. So, I do

everything I can.” Jarnagin is no stranger to Fort St. John. Her family has owned land here since 1993 and her sister owns a barbershop, so she finds her way up north as much as she can. The Fort St. John’s women’s centre has been operating since 1981. “In the spirit of sisterhood, Fort St. John women took it upon themselves to fill this gap by creating a place for women to gather and forge a sense of community based on support and progress,” according to the women’s resource society. The Lido, also dates back to quite some time, in 1957. Fifty years later it was reborn by the Kirschner family. The theatre was revamped to accommodate a stage and “Vegas-styled booths.”

Kyla Corpuz photo

(From counter clockwise) Jenny Jarnagin headlined the show; Lindsay Pratt and Naomi Shore opened up the show; Naomi Shore, Emily Goodman and Jenny Jarnagin give Adam Kirschner a lift at The Lido on Jul. 26.

German accounting: The best thing since German engineering.

THE ALL-NEW 2011 JETTA FROM ONLY $15,875* When we set about completely redesigning the 2011 Jetta, we paid special attention to every detail, especially the price. The All-New Jetta is our most affordable Jetta ever, but that doesn’t mean we’ve cut corners – quite the opposite, actually. Class-leading cargo space , class-leading rear passenger space , and bold new German styling mean that, when it comes to delivering bang for buck, we’ve decided that the bigger the bang, the better.

Hub City Motors & Equipment 1822 Queensway Street, Prince George (250) 564-7228 1-888-300-6013


Das Auto.

Base MSRP of a new and unregistered 2011 Jetta 2.0L base model with 5-speed manual transmission is $17,240 including $1,365 freight and PDI. License, insurance, registration, any dealer or other charges, options and applicable taxes are extra. Dealer may sell for less. 2011 Jetta 2.0L Comfortline as shown is $22,240 with options and accessories. Model shown with wheels that are not available on the trimline shown in Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Visit or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Based on comparison of other 2010 and 2011 models available at the time of printing in the compact sedan class. “Volkswagen”, the Volkswagen logo and “Jetta” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Das Auto & Design” is a trademark of Volkswagen AG. © 2010 Volkswagen Canada.





500 to 1000 Plus $


in additional discounts


Financing** as low as

On select in-stock 2011 Golf and Jetta models

over 36 months





over 60 months

While supplies last

* $1000 discount includes the $500 stackable cash from Volkwagen available on select models.** All ¿nance offers are on approved credit and on select models only. Discount offer in addition to the Volkswagen stackable cash is available only at Hub City Motors & Equipment Ltd. Dealer #5365. Offer expires August 31, 2011.

Page 24

August 4, 2011

Northeast NEWS


$ 999 2 piece set




© 2011 Simmons Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

Apply for your City Furniture Card today!







Above Pricing is for Queen Size Mattress Sets

We don’t sell... We help you buy!

Dawson Creek, BC

10205-13 St.

(250) 782-8988

Fort Nelson, BC

Shop and Compare!

5003-50 Ave. (250)

We will not be undersold

HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 9-6 • Friday: 9-6 • Saturday: 9-6


Fort St. John, BC

10052-100 Ave. (250)



Online Edition of the Northeast News for August 4, 2011