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Cyclists will venture through new route for Tour De North By Kyla Corpuz

NORTH PEACE REGION - For the first time, the annual Cops for Cancer fundraiser, Tour De North, will make its starting point in Fort St. John. The tour usually starts in Prince George and makes its way west to Prince Rupert, but after multiple years of debating the Canadian Cancer Society finally decided to take the tour from north to south, rather than east to west. “It made really good sense to have Fort St. John as the send off community from a logistics perspective … but also Fort St. John has been one of our highest fundraising communities and support for the tour in the last many years,” said Canadian Cancer Society revenue development co-ordinator Erin Reynolds. Const. Shawn Ingham said Insp. Pat Egan and himself also played a role in initiating the idea for the tour to start in Fort St. John. “It was basically us saying we wanted to acknowledge the citizens of Fort St. John by starting it here and we raise a lot of money here, so we got the ball rolling at the end of last year’s ride and the Canadian Cancer Society determined, ‘yeah — it’s not a bad idea’,” said Ingham. The tour will run from Sept. 9 to Sept 15, from Fort St. John to Williams Lake. There will be 24 cyclists on the road this year, 20 of them will be cops from detachments throughout the north putting aside their uniforms for a bike helmet. Fort St. John RCMP will be raising money this Sunday during a yard sale and barbeque at the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot, with proceeds going towards the Cops for Cancer, Tour De North. They will also be hosting the Cycle and Shine event on Saturday. “Cycle and Shine is something to incorporate more families, it’s not only a fundraiser but it’s something we do as a service to the community by teaching kids proper bike safety,” said

Cyclists are raising money and awareness for the annual Cops for Cancer fundraiser, Tour De North. Ingham. Dawson Creek’s RCMP held a Jail and Bail fundraiser that raised over $39,000 and Chetwynd pulled out $6,000 from their Jail and Bail, according to Reynolds. The Fort St. John RCMP will also be hosting their annual Jail and Bail fundraiser this September. “It’s really neat to see that kind of engagement happen in the towns, especially when it’s spearheaded by the RCMP,” she added.

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Heritage Night hosted to help Rolla Pub stay a cultural icon

By Jill Earl Rolla – It isn’t the age of the building that makes the Rolla Pub a ‘something’ icon (though it is nearly 100 years old), it’s the unique collection of pictures, knick-knacks, memorabilia and toys that makes it a memorable spot for just about every visitor that passes through. Now, at 91 years old this cherished landmark is in need of serious repairs. Owner Patti Martin says the pub needs a new foundation and roof and would also like to add new ‘authentic’ siding; renovations that would cost approximately $50,000 for the foundation alone. In order to raise money for these substantial building projects Martin started hosting fundraisers in 2007. Personal setbacks took priority for a few years since then, however Martin is committed to repairing her bar and has hosted several Heritage Nights to raise money. Just recently hosting musician Steve Brockley. To date, she has raised approximately $7,000. At her Heritage Nights Martin doesn’t charge cover, she welcomes everyone in to come and enjoy themselves, and is

grateful to anyone willing to donate to the cause. She pays bands out of her own pocket. “I have a passion for my business, they have a passion for their music. It’s a good mix,” Martin says about the independent bands she hosts. Further supporting them by buying a CD to add to the juke box’s collection. The Rolla Pub, once the Columbia Hotel, built in 1920 by R. Jephson has been in Martin’s family since her mother and father moved to Rolla from Vancouver 46 years ago. Martin has co-owned it for 22 years with her mother, until her passing a few years ago. Through the duration of owning and working at the pub, she’s become very close to the patrons and has seen generations of families pass through. “We feel like a family, that’s what counts,” Martin said. The intimate pub has also seen many tourists and travelers as guests, indicated by the bowl of foreign coins and bills filled to the brim. “People from all over the world come here. It’s a real place people can gather. You can just...be,” she said.

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“It’s a cultural icon, it’s very important to Rolla and the Peace Region itself,” said Andrew Goudey a fairly regular customer “It’s the centre of the universe,” he says. Along with the plethora of knick-knacks and other memorabilia, Martin also keeps collages of pictures of customers come and gone; her own way of preserving the bar’s history. Surprisingly, Martin reports that not a lot of the decorations that she buys with tip money-disappears, that people are quite respectful and leave things in place. She also says that a few people have offered to buy some of her cherished items, which she has always refused no matter how big the offer. “There are items in here that may mean something to someone else,” she says is her reasoning. “I collected everything here and I want it to be here for these guy’s great grandchildren,” she said. The pub was also featured in Micheal Kluckner’s semiillustrated book, “Vanishing British Columbia,” and Martin hopes that will aid in getting a Heritage Grant that will help pay for the repairs. She also hopes to do a big fundraiser next year in line with Rolla’s 100th anniversary. Martin’s only wish is that the pub remains in Rolla’s history by repairing it for future generations. “I want it to be here for a 100 more years to come,” she said.

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Ricky Ticky Wanchuk brings his 35 year business of clowning around to Dawson Creek By Jill Earl “The bulls weren’t that much of a challenge for me, but DAWSON CREEK – What started as a request for a the people were. I’m not really scared of the bulls, that one bullfighter, turned into a lifelong commitment to clowning. damn near killed me yesterday, no big deal, but I’m scared of Ricky Ticky Wanchuk, has been clowning for nearly 35 people,” he said. years, spends springs and summers touring with his family Most would then turn their back on their fear, but Wanchuk, performing their famous ever hungry for a challenge, clowning acts. decided to go full time into It all started in 1977 for clowning. Wanchuk when he was asked “The only fear is fear itself. to bullfight. I don’t back down, or ever “No, I’m here to party, but want to back down,” he said. I’ll start next week,” he said. Surprisingly, clowning At that time, apart of the can be just as dangerous as bullfighter’s job was to serve entering the rodeo. Wanchuk as a rodeo clown, and in a has even broken his neck little rodeo south of St. Paul, while performing an act with Ricky started clowning with a motorcycle. just a funny spotted baseball “I create the danger cap and bat as his props. myself, which is the kicker!” “At that time you clowned Wanchuk laughed. and you fought bulls, you Wanchuk has turned his fought bulls first that was career into a family affair, what your purpose was. You having his two sons Kolby could do whatever funny stuff and Kyle perform with him you could, and that’s the way and enlists the help of his it was,” he said. barrel racer wife, Joan Unger He continued bullfighting as a “CA: Clown Assistant” for several years, but realized to help behind the scenes. after being badly injured by Wanchuk lets children from a bull named Jersey Nut, that the audience, hitchhikers, and he didn’t find bullfighting that friends perform with him. challenging anymore. While He has made it his mission sleeping in a bathtub full of to ensure his audience is ice water, he concluded that having a good time, often the scariest part of his job walking through the crowd to was telling jokes and having talk to people. He also invests a thousand pairs of eyes a $100 a day to buy lollipops watching him. for his audience. “I was never so happy “Why can’t everyone have Jill Earl photo to hear a latch and the gate Ricky Ticky Wanchuk has a truck load full of props including a lollipop? So I make sure open and the bull jump out,” bikes, costumes, animals, and in this case uses a broom. everyone gets one,” he said, Wanchuk said after describing showing concern for the one particular incident when the crowd was completely silent, children in the audience and the uncertainty of when they waiting for another joke which he failed to deliver. would get their next one.

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August 18, 2011

Northeast NEWS

EDITORIAL

HST ballots are in, did you vote?

Words of Opinion by Brent Hodson I find it funny that a whole province was talking about the Harmonized Sales Tax yet only 1.6 million registered voters returned their ballot packages. In B.C., there are 3,063,170 registered voters. That’s 52 per cent of the more than three million registered voters in the province. In comparison, B.C.’s mail based 2002 Treaty Negotiations Referendum saw 790,182 voting packages returned. \ In a Globe and Mail article, MLA Blair Lekstrom was quoted that it was too tricky to make predictions either way, but his government will “make the best” of whatever the outcome may be. “It’s a summertime vote, we had all those challenges,” he said, noting they also contended with cries by the tax’s opponents that the system is broken. “Boy, when you have this many people engaged ... I just don’t see the problem here.” Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James said the Canada Post strike also added $500,000 to the cost. Even so, the price tag is expected to ring in at $8.9-million, down from the estimated $12-million. The results of the vote are expected to be reported on or about August 25, 2011. Let’s see how that 52 per cent of B.C. voters voted.

$25 million for a stronger, more sustainable British Columbia POUCE COUPE – The Province is providing $25 million to Genome BC in support of its ongoing research in the areas of agriculture, forestry,fisheries, human health, bioenergy, mining and the environment. This funding from the Ministry of Health, will allow Genome BC to continue harnessing the power of genomics research and work toward providing solutions to current challenges faced by sectors important to B.C. This funding is already making a difference in the area of agriculture. Researchers are developing and applying powerful new genomics tools that can be used to help beekeepers stop the colony losses they incur every year. These losses are mostly due to bee-specific infectious diseases and widespread resistance to chemical controls of these diseases is compounding the problem. Honeybees play a major role in agriculture production - not only as producers of honey, but as pollinators of crops. This contribution is estimated to be worth approximately $200 million to B.C.’s economy. Researchers are developing new tools to identify diseaseresistant honeybees. This is the first, industry-wide step to mitigate honeybee colony collapse. Consumers will also benefit from improved food security. “Without honeybees B.C. families would not be able to enjoy local blueberries, apples, cranberries and raspberries, or vegetables like cucumbers and broccoli,

as they all need pollination to develop. Today’s funding announcement will support many research projects, like finding solutions to the honeybee decline. It will also support research in human health, forestry, fisheries, bioenergy, mining and the environment.” said Minister of Agriculture Don McRae. Research projects funded through Genome BC apply genomics science to a range of areas. In addition, a critical element of responsible genomics research is to provide a forum through which accompanying environmental, ethical, economic, legal and social issues can be explored so that the context for scientific research remains focused and relevant to society. Investments have led to the creation of full-time research positions, recruitment of top researchers to B.C. and the production of patents and licences in the province. “Innovation is one of the keys to ensuring an efficient health-care system. With this funding, important research will be able to continue that will help deliver quality services to improve the health of British Columbian families.” said Minister of Health Michael de Jong. Genome BC is a non-profit research organization that works to improve the lives of British Columbians and Canadians in such sectors such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environment, bioenergy, mining and human health. It manages more than $450 million in technology platforms and research projects.

“This funding will allow us to take the crucial foundational work that has been done and translate it into real-life applications for B.C. in the years ahead. Our unique approach to co-funding research projects also enables us to leverage the provincial investment fourfold.” said Alan Winter, president and CEO of Genome BC. Quick Facts: * Established in 2000, Genome BC is one of six regional genome centres across Canada. * Based on a Vancouver Board of Trade study, it is estimated the provincial government’s investment of $75 million between 2005 and 2010 in Genome BC allowed it to contribute $450 million to British Columbia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), create 8,400 person-years of employment and contribute tax revenues of $54 million to each of the provincial and federal governments. * A genome is an organism’s complete DNA blueprint of genetic information. * An estimated 30,000 honey bee colonies are contracted to pollinate food crops on B.C. farms every growing season. * Pollination activities are worth approximately $2.4 million annually to B.C. beekeepers and lead to agricultural products worth approximately $500 million annually.

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Reaction to BC Hydro panel findings Dear Editor, The panel has recommended an $800-million reduction in the capital plan, but Energy Minister Rich Coleman said the huge Site C project in the Peace River region is going ahead. How can this panel or Rich Coleman, BC’s Minister of Energy, pronounce that Site C is going ahead when the professional seismic, environmental, archaeological and engineering reports regarding the proposed 8 billion dollar blunder have yet to be responded to properly by the public? An 83 km long dam will store water and will flood, contrary to what Dave Conway of BC Hydro has written in the Province, priceless Class I and II agricultural land, will destroy wildlife habitat upstream and downstream, and will still lose 15 per cent of its energy via the long transmission lines to southern B.C., amongst other issues. Perhaps if the Fraser Valley was being flooded, the concept of “land gone, forever” would begin to register with these people. The deep cynicism displayed by the Minister’s public pronouncements about this project going ahead and the so-called Clean, Green (sic) Energy provided by dams as destructive as this one would be will not be challenged by a proper public process, overseen by the B.C. Utilities Commission. No, this government has done an end run around the Commission in favour of a few town hall style meetings where people vent eloquently, a pretense of notetaking occurs and absolutely nothing

will change unless tax payers rise up and demand to know why and at what cost. It’s easy to point fingers at labour costs and six figure salaries but the cost of a monstrosity like Site C, built on silt, will make those costs look like a child’s savings account. This is an election issue that the reduction of Hydro staff and tinkering with overtime hours during the annual spate of BC floods and fires will not solve. The province has been siphoning funds out of BC Hydro’s own reservoir for years, selling off viable parts of a once-efficient crown corporation, meddling with run-of-theriver purchases and now the province declares that it isn’t efficient any longer! I am reminded of the fellow who murdered his parents and then begged the court for mercy because he was now an orphan. If this Peace River land, in the 4th deepest valley in B.C. with a microclimate that grows an astonishing variety of food, that maintains caribou and other ungulate migration routes, which is home to sacred traditional sites of area First Nations, is flooded to provide energy hogs in southern B.C. with boundless cheap electricity and, coincidentally, another easy access reservoir for their buddies involved in shale gas fracking pursuits in the Montney Field, then I’ll be every bit as cynical as Minister Coleman. Wait, I already am. Yours truly, Caroline Woodward, Tofino, BC

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Pages from the Beatton journals - July 1911 Sat 1st Dominion Day: Self at odd jobs. Samson hoeing potatoes. Rain nearly all day. 2 white men arrived from H. Hope by Moberly Lake. Burt Greyeyes left for up the S. Pine. River very high. Jones very sick. Sun 2nd Cloudy with showers. Mon 3rd Self opening up a few cases. Indians nearly all gone. Water still coming up. A Raft arrived from H. Hope and 4 white men report a lot of BC Surveyors at the Hope. Wed 4th Self in store. Samson getting firewood. A fine clear day. Fri 5th Self out after horses. Brought them in and sold 3 to Barker. Samson at potatoes. A fine clear day. Rain towards evening. All the Indians gone. Sat 6th R Barker left this morning along with G Amundsen for Hudsons Hope. Self in office. Samson hoeing potatoes. Rain in afternoon. Sun 7th Self at odd jobs around the place. Rain nearly all day. Samson at potatoes. Mon 8th Self as yesterday. Samson hoeing potatoes. Rain again nearly all day. A few Beaver Indians arrived from up the South Pine and report starvation in their camp. Tues 9th Rain again today. A few Indians arrived for treaty which should be paid tomorrow but still no Steamer. Mon 10th Self busy in store. Samson at potatoes. Rain again nearly all day. Still no Steamer. Treaty day, but no treaty. Tues 11th Self at odd jobs. Steamer arrived this evening with a lot of passengers. Wed 12th Busy unloading freight. Indian agent Mr. Laird arrived today and paid Treaty to a few Indians. Thurs 13th Left this morning for H. Hope on Steamer. Fri 14th ___________________________ Sat 15th Arrived from H. Hope this evening on Steamer. Sun 16th The Steamer left this morning for P.R.L. after taking the returns onboard. Mon 17th Self in office all day. Rain towards evening. Samson hoeing up potatoes. Tues 18th Self at odd jobs. Samson at potatoes and finished hoeing them up. Rain again today.

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Wed 19th Self opening up goods. Samson chopping down some brush. A fine clear day. Mr. Lynns Steamer arrived here this evening with a few passengers on Board. Thurs 20th Self went out to look up hay grounds. The hay looks very poor on account of the Indian horses. Samson busy cutting down brush. Mr. Jamieson & Taylor left on a trip up the S. Pine River. A fine clear day. Geo Courtenoule arrived and bought a few supplies. Fri 21st Self busy in office. Samson cutting brush. F. Anderson and R. Johnstone arrived from L.S. Lake. Geo Courtenoule left for home this morning. Nak arrived from B_____ Camp. Sat 22nd Self busy in store. Samson cutting brush. Mr. Rolfsons pack train came in for supplies. A fine clear day. The River going down fast. Sun 23rd Continues fine weather. Mr. Atkins pack train came in for supplies and left again to camp on top of the hill. Mon 24th Self busy in store. Greyeyes and his 2 partners arrived from up the S. Pine with a canoe. Nak, Joseph Appassisins step son got drowned in the River today while bathing. A very hot day. Tues 25th Self busy as yesterday. Samson making a Round to hay grounds. Continues very hot. Cloudy towards evening. Mr. Jamieson and Jones arrived from H. Hope on a Raft. Wed 26th Self busy as yesterday. Samson cutting weeds. Rain this morning. Thurs 27th A fine clear day. Samson fixing up hay machine. Self at odd jobs. 4 white men started up the River in a Boat. They are going to the Halfway River to take up land. Taylor arrived with Jamiesons horses. Fri 28th Self in office. Samson cutting brush. Started to rain towards noon. River falling fast. Sat 29th A fine clear day but started to Rain again towards evening. Self in store. Mr.Roberts and J. Perry arrived from Puskupy Prairie. Barker arrived from H. Hope. Also one white man came down from H. Hope with a canoe. Sun 30th 4 white men arrived from Fort George. Mon 31st Self in office. Samson cutting willows.

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Galaxy Broadband goes rural with service By Jill Earl Northern BC – There are so many great things about living in a remote place, but slow Internet or none at all is definitely not one of them. Those in rural communities who can’t wait to get online, don’t have to wait any longer. Galaxy Broadband Communications is offering high-speed Internet access to those even in the most isolated areas, through a satellite connection. The company always had the technology available for consumers but mainly focused on servicing commercial industries since it’s foundation in 1981. Broadband recently won a contract with Industry Canada and can now provide their services with a government subsidy as apart of the promise to make high speed internet available to everyone. “[We won] Based upon our successful record history of the company, our ability to delivery, and our ability to provide service and bandwidth for customers,” said Perry Cook, Broadband Canada project manager. Their services cost $110 a month for the most basic package, but with a $50 dollar subsidy, the

service is $60 a month for about 12 gigabytes of bandwidth. Packages with additional bandwidth are also available for purchase. “There may be others, but no one has comprehensive packages like we do. We are the only one who has been chosen by Industry Canada,” Cook said. Galaxy Broadband is not meant to act as a replacement for current wireless and high-speed users but targets those who don’t have access at all. “If there is a good cable or wireless connection, well, we’re not meant to compete with them, we’re really for rural communities, where there is no internet or where they can only get dial-up,” said Don Lansall, product demonstrator. “If the customer can not see the tower or can’t access the tower or has poor reception that’s where our system has the advantage. We help people who are un-served and underserved,” Cook said. Cook also says their system is constantly improving and there are very few limitations to it, one being a clear view of the sky. “There has to be an open space…as long as the system is able to see the sky then we can do it,” he said. The subsidy program which started May 1, is something that rural residents are taking advantage of and has been very popular according to Cook. “It’s very popular, because people who have lived in really rural areas didn’t have an option now, we are the option,” Cook said.

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Geographic Information System to hit the PRRD By Jill Earl Dawson Creek – At the last regional district meeting, general manager Bruce Simard, gave council a preview of the Geographic Information System set to become available to the public in two to three weeks. The system will be available for download on the Peace River Regional District website for free. The system included tools for the user to find their own and other properties within the regional district. In the south, north, and west regions users will find colour aerial photographs of the selected property along with legal information, plan number, Parcel Identification (PID), 911 number, and property boundaries. Assistant manager of development services, Ken Kalirai, who was aiding Simard in the presentation, described the new system as “a user friendly, access to property database.”

“It’s proved to be invaluable,” said Simard. Don Hemakumara, GIS Coordinator, said that this information will be very useful to lawyers, notaries, legal companies, realtors, and anyone else who wants legal information about their property. “Once it gets posted and the public starts using it and they see how useful it is, it will be used often I’m sure,” said Hemakumara. The aerial photographs taken in 2009 are meant to be more detailed than satellite images, Hemakumara warns though, that because of the huge expense of taking these photographs some areas are missed. For the areas that don’t have coloured images, black and white photos taken in 2006 by the province are used instead. He admits that some parts of the region are missed altogether but those properties without an aerial photo can still find the legal and other information about the land.

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The Dawson Creek chapter of the Girl Guides of Canada were happy to receive a second place ribbon in the Exhibition Association’s Annual Main Parade on Friday. They are taking registration for the fall and you can call 1-800-565-8111 for information.

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Northeast NEWS

August 18, 2011

Young members really enjoy the Young Life organization in Dawson Creek

attended he remembers playing a game that convinced him to keep coming back. The entire group By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK – Some members would call it a safe haven, a common ground, an unreligious was challenged to peel a banana with their feet and eat it with their hands behind their back. “It’s quality Young Life entertainment,” Christian organization. Young Life is really Schilds says. all of the above. He goes on to describe another particularly Introduced to Canada in 1954, and brought to Dawson Creek in 1990 by John Spronson, gross game, putting an entire Big Mac meal through a blender and drinking it. Schilds has Young Life and its’ devoted donors have been with the club for three years. dedicated their time and money to connecting Though many members enjoy meetings, with teenagers. going to camp is the highlight of the year, In Dawson Creek, John Webster is the area an event the group fundraises year-round for. director for Young Life, but really acts as an They have hosted several bake sales and have event coordinator, mentor, coach, guidance also picked up garbage on the Dangerous councilor, cook, chauffeur, and fulfills any other role that may come to him. John works Goods Route, to help members pay for camp at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton, B.C. in the high school, in community groups “It’s an expensive camp, but working for and in clubs, and helps out where ever he can for the sole purpose of meeting and it is what makes us really want to go and enjoy what RockRidge gives us,” says Dana connecting with teens and to offer them the Emery, 18, who has been with the club for opportunity to get involved, whether it be two years. with Young Life or another opportunity in Besides doing fundraisers to make camp the community. The club, made up of teens from all more affordable, Terry Dyck, who has sat on the board for two years, believes it also helps different backgrounds, religions, interests, group members realize goals and become and cliques usually meet once a week. Their closer to each other. meetings usually consist of singing, talking, Jill Earl photo “It’s great to have the kids work towards a and playing games. At the first meeting Graydon Schilds, 18, Members of Young Life fundraise all year to fulfill their goal of attending a camp at RockRidge Canyon. goal, they enjoy it more if they’ve worked for it, earned it. It helps bring the group together for years to come,” he said. Screened Top Soil & Peat Moss for Sale Dyck says it also teaches them that not all work is work, but that it can be fun. to  •CpeaT ore  AMoSS cting         Tues.      9  am-­‐3pm      or  Thurs  3pm-­‐9pm   TopIntroduction   Soil - $280/load - $336/load “A normal person wouldn’t enjoy it, but we enjoy doing it Two Doors West Delivered to Charlie lake or Taylor - Add $28/Load because it benefits others while we benefit ourselves to raise money to go to camp,” agrees Emery. Viewpoints             Tues.    9  am-­‐  3pm  or   Fri  3pm-­‐9pm   250-785-KEYS | 250-785-5397 To these campers the work is well worth it, as RockRidge Canyon offers ziplining, waterskiing, basketball, obstacle courses, 8234 100 ave Fort St John swimming, an abundance of other activities, and luxury cabins. Directing  the  SOffice: how   250-787-7707   Wed.  10am  –  Commercial 3pm  or  Tues   4pm-­‐9pm   • Residential • Auto   “If they decide to go to RockRidge, most of them have Cell: 250-794-1623 Lockouts • Installations • Repairs • Service memories for the rest of their lives. My brother still remembers Cash or Cheque Only RockRidge,” Dyck says. On Delivery We’re Here to Serve You

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August 18, 2011

A kick, push for a new park By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A proposal to encourage youth to put down their Xbox controllers, get off the couch and grab a skateboard or bike has the attention of city council. Nineteen-year-old Clinton Green approached city council last Monday with his mom, Ann Green, head of the sports council — and a group of parents and boys with skate-brand t-shirts and skater hats, who came to show their support. “The reason we are requesting a new one is because [the current one] is in a poor location and not visible,” said Clinton, before council, adding that the park is slowly falling apart and doesn’t allow for riders to improve. The prospected piece of land that Clinton said would be most viable for a new park is at 93 Avenue and 93 Street. He said Const. Cunningham suggested this location because it would be easy for RCMP to patrol. It would also be neighbours with the new fire hall and accessible through the walking and biking paths. A more open location will hopefully discourage opportunity for vandalism, which has been an issue with the current park that is fixed between the North Peace Arena and Pomeroy Sport Centre. Although there has been an Kyla Corpuz photo approval for a new skate park, The current park is said to be “outgrown by users.” It’s city council hasn’t decided on located between the arena and sport centre. how the land will be donated. There is still a decision whether to give the land to the Skate Park Council or let them use the land, with ownership remaining under the City, which would be the more favourable choice on both ends, said Mayor Bruce Lantz. Neighbouring cities like Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumblr Ridge all have upgraded skate parks, the Skate Park Committee is hoping to “one-up” them with a park approximately the size of an NHL hockey rink. Now, it’s up to Clinton and the rest of his ‘posse’ to come up with the funds to build the new skate haven, which they have approximated to cost half a million dollars. Last Wednesday they got together at City Hall to discuss ways to fundraise and approach possible sponsors. Clinton has worked with the sports council for some time and they now have a bank account through them to hold donations and charitable funds. At the end of April he created a Facebook page, New FSJ Skate Park, that gathered the support of more than 600 people. Now, he is in close contact with New Line Skate Park, a company known for its skate park construction. The approval for a new park and land is a huge step to getting the ball rolling on the project, said Clinton. He said there was an attempt to introduce the idea of a new park last year, but it fell through, however that didn’t stop him and his buddies from picking up where they left off. “We started going about it again this year, in May we finally started to pull things together, and now we got a major step in it.” What impressed council most was the youth’s persistence to make a change. “Most of the time people sit around and say ‘Why don’t we have this?’,” said Lantz, but he applauded them for going into it “eyes wide open.” “It was a great proposal, Kyla Corpuz photo and they did a heck of a lot of homework.” Clinton Green, 19, is the “ringleader” who presented

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August 18, 2011

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Seniors learn about Google, YouTube and more at morning computer club By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK – You never stop learning. This motto is especially true for the seniors who attend the Monday Morning Computer Club at the Co-op Café. This eight-week coarse is casual in nature, but very informative to this group of eager learners. Run by the South Peace Seniors Access Services Society and sponsored by Dawson Creek Literacy Outreach, the program is addressing the desire of some seniors to become more computer literate. In the six weeks the program has ran instructor Sheldon Cooke, 37, has already taught the students about computer maintenance, how to maintain the operating system, all the different aspects of Google such as maps, Gmail, images, and videos. They’ve talked about word processing through Google docs and he’s introduced them to the cloud and how they can save data in a different place. Cooke also brought in an old Mac tower because it opens easily and wanted to show the group what the interior of a computer looks like. “It’s kind of like looking under the hood of a car. It makes it more understandable and less daunting,” Cooke said. “It gives them a deeper level of comfort and makes it less of a mystical, magic thing,” he continues. One lesson explored different world wide web browsers, and Cooke introduced the seniors to the more entertaining side of the web such as YouTube where they watched “The Stalking Cat” and gaming sites where they played a round of Plants vs. Aliens.

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Northeast NEWS

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Roller derby meets zombie apocalypse By Kyla Corpuz

NORTH PEACE REGION - It was a grand win for the Grande Prairie Crypt Keepers’ first match against Fort St. John’s Energetic City Roller Derby Association, finishing the last jam at 127 to 65. There were hits, bumps and bruisers during the teams’ first, official game. Within the first 15 minutes, the Crypt Keepers’ had gained a steady lead, more than doubling the scoreboard at 49 to 20. Even though the Crypt Keepers lead the game with their quick jammers, Energetic City stayed positive for the second period. “I think we’re playing great, considering that we’re making a lot of hits and messing them up, getting in there a lot,” said Energetic City team member Kim Large a.k.a. Jasa Voorhees. “They have really fast jammers, so they’re kind of out-jamming us a little bit. I think that we can hopefully come back in the

second half.” The Crypt Keepers coach was pretty pleased with the momentum his team gained during the first period. “I think we played really well, we came out, we had our plan, we executed it and it’s working … We’re looking for another second half as good as the first,” he said. As the second half rolled around, the Crypt Keepers didn’t slow down, as they kept a steady lead of about 20 points throughout the game. Both teams took some gnarly hits to the floor, but recovered well. This was the first official roller derby match for both teams and they debuted it with a zombie theme. Before the derby started, a zombie walk crept through the city to fundraise non-perishable goods for the local food bank. There were about 60 participants and 271 pounds of food was donated.

 

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Kids participate in week of green education at Oscare Child Care Centre By Tammy Hrab - NEAT FORT ST. JOHN – The summer program at Oscare Child Care Centre in Fort St. John is taking action with the three R’s last week. Cathy McKee, a staff member for the school aged kids, created an entire week of activities to get the kids involved in being “green.” The kids saved their recyclables for the last few months and last week, they got to learn about the next step. The first place they went was to the FSJ Bottle Drop. They helped sort and learned that these items can be returned and they can get money back. “The kids did not realize that they could get money back for their juice boxes.” said McKee. That may have gotten the attention of some of them. While most people only think about recycling as the main “R”, Cathy did not leave out lessons in reuse. To raise money for the program, Oscare had a silent auction using items that were donated. These auction items were things that people received or bought and didn’t use. None of the auctioned items

were purchases for the sale. The excitement and enthusiasm built through the week and culminated on Friday when the kids were able to bring toys that they did not use anymore and put them into a garage sale. The kids received the money that their items earned. They say that money talks. Maybe money will be the trick to create the next generation of environmentally conscious consumers.

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.

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. “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 bchydro.com/incentives 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.

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Dawson Creek company wins $8.5-million Braden Road contract Dawson creek – Local contractor Brocor Construction Ltd. has been awarded an $8.5-million contract for the Braden Road Phase 3 project. This will complete the reconstruction of the entire length of Braden Road between Highway 97 North and Highway 97 South. Braden Road will be widened, strengthened and seal-coated for a distance of 14 km, from 218 Road to Highway 97 South. This contract also includes new lighting at the intersection of John Hart Highway 97, improvements to the intersections of Braden Road at 212, 214 and 216 Roads, and improvement to the drainage on the approaches to Barringham Bridge. Work will begin this summer and take approximately a year to complete. “Braden Road is one of the most-travelled in our region. The improvements we’re doing here will help improve travel and safety for local residents and support increased industry

investment and activity.” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “It’s great to see local companies compete and succeed in bidding for these major provincial construction contracts. This contract will have a great economic spin-off for our community and help create and maintain local employment for local families.” The Braden Road Phase 3 project is funded through the province’s Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program (OGRRIP). Of the $54 million invested in the South Peace this year, $19 million is funded through OGRRIP. “The Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program generates significant new money for the Province by improving roads and extending the drilling season year round. Thanks in part to this initiative, we’ve seen a big improvement to our northeast public roads in the form of wider roads, better intersections and improved traffic management.” said Minister of Energy and Mines Rich Coleman.

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• This project will complete the widening and strengthening of Braden Road between Highway 97 North and Highway 97 South. • The Province is investing over $54 million in highway and road improvement projects in the South Peace in 2011-12. • The Province has extended its commitment to the OGRIP by investing $30 million this year to improve rural roads in the Peace overall. • Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $925 million in road and bridge improvements and maintenance in the Northeast.

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Mr. Ferguson first joined the commission in 2006 as deputy commissioner, and was appointed commissioner and CEO in 2007. Ferguson stated he is moving on for personal reasons. “It has truly been an honour for me to serve as the Commissioner, and a fellow employee of the BC Oil and Gas Commission,” Mr. Ferguson said.

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Northern BC – Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman and BC Hydro CEO Dave Cobb announced on August 11, that the Crown corporation intends to file a 50 per cent reduction to its rate increases over the next three years. The reduction, which will be determined by the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC), is designed to strike a balance between keeping rates down for B.C. families, and enabling BC Hydro to invest in the future infrastructure needs of the business. BC Hydro will make a revised application to the BCUC later this year. The Province and BC Hydro have agreed to ask the BCUC to lower the earlier proposed annual rate increase of 9.73 per cent a year for the next three years to the current interim eight per cent increase, followed by a 3.9 per cent increase for each of the following two years. This would reduce the cumulative impact of BC Hydro’s proposed rate increase by almost 50 per cent. The interim rate increase was added to BC Hydro’s customers’ bills

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Maternity ward makeover closer to goal

By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK – Ferus Inc operated on the old proverb; do unto others as you would have them do unto you, last Friday when they presented the Dawson Creek and District Hospital with a cheque for $10,000. “Contribute to the community as they contribute to you,” said Dick Brown, CEO of Ferus, who was there to present the cheque to the Hospital Foundation’s Board of Director representatives. “We contribute to every community we work in, and try to treat them as our neighbours,” Brown said. Last year Ferus also donated $75,000 to the construction of the Calvin Krux Centre for the Arts, but this donation is going to the maternity ward as apart of their redesign project, Extreme Maternity Makeover. The redesign hopes to add structural updates and new equipment to the ward. The money will be used to purchase a Triple Infusion Pump. Staff at the hospital are extremely grateful for Ferus’ generosity. “This is huge for us and we certainly appreciate it,” said Communications and Events Coordinator, Jerimy Earl. Dream Home OPEN Wed - Sun 12 noon - 7pm

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Local golfer ready to take a swing at Canadian Open

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FORT ST. JOHN - This is the third year, Fort St. John resident, Kirby Dreher has competed in the CN Canadian Women’s Open, but this time she has a different game plan. Dreher was one of the top four finalists in the CN Women’s Open Tour at the Blue Springs Golf Club in Ontario, that qualified her for next week’s CN Canadian Women’s Open in Quebec. “Being in the Canadian Women’s Open is always one of my top goals of the summer. It means so much to me to be able to play in my country’s Open,” said Dreher in an email. She has clocked in her time as a professional golfer this season, she played a full schedule on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Futures Tour. Every week, except Monday’s Dreher was out on the course playing a tournament, something she feels has prepared her for the upcoming event. “I have put a lot of time and effort into getting my game into great shape and I hope that the week of the Canadian Open is when my ability really shines through,” she said. The past two years Dreher competed in the prestigious tournament she admitted she spent a lot of time being “star struck.” Her competitors were some of her greatest idols in the sport. “This year I am going into the tournament with one goal

and that is to win it,” said Dreher. Dreher said the one misconception people have about the sport is the expense athletes are willing to pay in order to play. “I think generally people do not grasp the concept of how expensive it really is to be playing on a professional tour where most girls spend three times more on tournaments and expenses than the money they are actually making out there,” she said. That is why she is grateful for the support that the golf community in Fort St. John has provided her with. “There are a few people besides my parents that have helped me out in funding and supporting me in my professional golf career and without their help I wouldn’t have been able to play a full season on the LPGA Futures tour this year and last year.” Dreher was born and raised in Fort St. John, she started playing golf when she was eight years old and had her first competition at the age of 12. She began playing at the Links Golf course.

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Harty & Barry RiversJoceyln Elliott of Abe Swanson of ◉ Windows and doors A) i) “ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, NO 801, 2011” Bowerman of FSJ Charlie Lake Hudson’s Hope PROPOSED REZONING FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM proposed bylaw.

DENSITY RESIDENTIAL: Stats: 22”of this proposed Stats: 21” The intent bylaw is to rezone the following lands: Stats: 20.5” *Free In Home Consultations • Lot West 9 lbs. 11 oz1, 2, 3,and 4; Plan BCP36652, 8 lbs. 8Section oz 13, Township 81,7 Range lbs. 626,oz of the 6 Meridian

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David & Katherine Karl & Ida Oysmueller Auger, Terry Belcher of FSJ of FSJ Bigcharles of Taylor A) i) “OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW, NO 798, 2011”

Stats: 19” DESIGNATION OF PROPERTY Stats: 21” 51 cm PROPOSED ON CANYON DRIVE Stats: FOR PARKS, RECREATION, OPEN SPACE, GREENBELT AND TRAILS USE: 680 by kg The intent amend 8 lbs. 9 oz.of this proposed bylaw 8is tolbs. 5 Schedule oz “B” of Bylaw No.4.218 changing the land use designation of Lot 1, Block 1, Section 13, Township 81, PHONE: 250.789.9157 River District, Plan 12086 Range 26, West of the 6 Meridian, Peace from Residential to Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Greenbelt and Trails shown in CELL: 250.261.5917 black on the map below. EMAIL: calcraft@live.com ii) “ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, NO 799, 2011” th

PROPOSED REZONING FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO PARKS, RECREATION AND INSTITUTIONAL: The intent of this proposed bylaw is to rezone the following lands:

Lot 1, Block 1, Section 13, Township 81, Range 26, West of the 6 th Meridian, Peace River District, Plan 12086

• from R1 (Low Density Residential) to P1 (Parks, Recreation and Institutional).

A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, August 4th to August 22nd, 2011.

A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, July 26th to August 22nd, 2011.

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i) “ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW, NO 800, 2011” PROPOSED REZONING FROM CENTRAL COMMERCIAL TO TRAVEL COMMERCIAL: The intent of this proposed bylaw is to rezone the following lands:

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • The Dawson Creek Community Gardens Society still has a few plots available for the upcoming garden season but they’re going fast! We have 20x30 plots or 4x12 raised beds at Northern Lights College or 4x8 and 4x12 raised beds at Trail Side Gardens. Cost per plot $20. For more info visit www.dccgardens.org or contact Doris Brocke (250) 782-2269. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-

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3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weatherplease come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45.Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/ Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 7852025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning. prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105.  Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 - 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is

open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 7853200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the time. Join the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. Donate a minimum of five hours per month. For information, call (250) 262-4530. • Pan African Caribbean Association welcomes the community to join our group to promote community awareness of culture, music and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 for more information. • New Totem Archery hold their indoor shoots at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. • Come out and join us for an afternoon of play, crafts, a healthy snack, circle time and an opportunity to borrow books from the Devereaux School Library. This is a chance to meet other people from your community and introduce your children to a school setting. We meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Oct. 20th. This program is geared for three to four year-olds but siblings are welcome to come with their parents. Call Patti (250) 8437813 for more information. • Join us for fun, fun, fun at the artSpace! ArtSpace classes are here again at the North Peace Cultural Centre with wonderful programming for all ages! Don’t miss out! Register today for preschool, Mommy and Me, afterschool and adult classes! Check out the great selection of activities at www.npcc.bc.ca, or pick up a brochure at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Call (250) 785-1992 for more information or to register. Fort Nelson • The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 7746574. Pouce Coupe • Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17.


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Dawson Creek has an appetite for support

By Jill Earl Dawson Creek – While on the track, chuckwagon professionals are racing for the finish line, but off the track they are Racing Against Hunger in association with the Encana Corporation and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association. The event, that spanned out over the duration of the Dawson Creek Exhibition, raised money and food for the Salvation Army’s food bank which usually sees a drop in donations over the summer months. This is the second year for the program, and it raised $6,003.26 and 5,115 pounds of food in Dawson Creek. Race Against Hunger raised over $41,000 and nearly 9,000 pounds of food combined in Grand Prairie, Drumheller, Ponoka, and Strathmore. This is a huge increase compared to the $25,000 and 3,800 pounds of food raised last year. Encana matched every donation dollar for dollar or $2 per pound of food, not exceeding a total donation of $10,000 per city. vice president of government relations and external relations for Encana, Richard Dunn, says that although they are matching donations dollar for dollar, they are really matching the Jill Earl photo community spirit. John MacDonald loads the Salvation Army’s “Truck Wagon” with donated food. “The program helps benefit food banks in summer months. It feels really good to be here and seeing Dawson Creek people helping other Dawson Creek people in need,” said Dunn, who was helping the riders sell food hampers and bagging groceries last Thursday when the program went to the CO-OP grocery store. Jill Earl photo “It’s a great cause for every community. It’s one of the great ways to give back to the community throughout World Professional Chuckwagon Racer Chad Harden, helped sell prepackaged the year. Everybody needs help; it’s a great charity. Without great sponsors like Encana, we wouldn’t meals for the food bank while bagging groceries at CO-OP. be able to get up and down the road,” said Ryan Harden, professional chuckwagon THE ALL-NEW racer, who also helped sell hampers and bag groceries. 2011 JETTA Encana has been a sponsor FROM ONLY $15,875* of the WPCA for a long time, and together they decided When we set about completely to help communities that redesigning the 2011 Jetta, we paid play a huge role to both special attention to every detail, organizations. especially the price. The All-New Jetta “Finally we got together is our most affordable Jetta ever, but with the WPCA, thought that doesn’t mean we’ve cut corners – we need to find a way to quite the opposite, actually. make our presence in these Class-leading cargo space , communities better for the class-leading rear passenger space , communities…With the Fall and bold new German styling mean Fair going on which is a huge that, when it comes to delivering bang gathering of people, let’s just for buck, we’ve decided that the bigger use everyone coming together as a reason to raise awareness the bang, the better. and food for local food banks,” said Darci Erhardt, community investment advisor for Encana. John MacDonald, family service director at the Salvation Army says that included in the donations, two cows and a buffalo were also generously given to the food bank. Rose MacDonald, secretary for the Salvation Army could not be more thrilled with the community 1822 Queensway Street, Prince George support they have received (250) 564-7228 1-888-300-6013 DL#5365 www.hubcitymotors.com vw.ca Das Auto. with the program. She estimates that nearly 1,200 * 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, people come through their 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 doors monthly and they give shown in Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Visit vw.ca 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. out approximately 100 family food hampers per month. * “I’m so please with this ** community, they have every over over 36 reason to stand up and be 60 as low as months months proud. Words can’t express how thankful we are. They’re a big support and we couldn’t While supplies last do it without them. It’s * $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. wonderful,” she said.

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