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TUMBLER RIDGE - The unofficial results of Tumbler Ridge’s Aug. 17 byelection shows a close race between all candidates, with not more than twenty votes separating each. Of the 402 votes that were cast Brenda Holmlund received 83 votes, Jerrilyn Schembri had 95, Chris Leggett had 102 and Bev Litster had 122 votes. Litster and Leggett will take the places of former councillors Aleen Torraville and Sherri-Lynn Hewitt who both resigned in June. Litster is the current workforce training and continuing education contact in Tumbler Ridge’s campus of Northern Lights College and was the previous manager of the local Lake View Credit Union; Leggett is the current manager. Both are relatively new to the community, Litster moving to the district in December 2011 and Leggett residing there since January.

Photo Jill Earl THE OLD KISKATINAW BRIDGE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION. STORY ON PAGE 9.

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TUMBLER RIDGE – The Anglo American Mining Group celebrated the start of construction for their Roman Mine project in Tumbler Ridge Aug. 15 with Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett. Peace River Coal, a subsidiary of Anglo American, received their Mines Act permit on Aug. 7; they hope to start production sometime in 2014. The Roman Mine is adjacent to the company’s Trend Mine and is estimated to cost approximately $200 million and have an annual production of two

to four million tonnes of metallurgical coal, during its 16-year anticipated mine life. “It’s great to see the economic success that B.C.’s mining industry is bringing to the Tumbler Ridge area. The jobs this mine will create will support families and help build strong communities for many years to come,” said Bennett in the press release. The approximately 450 workers from the Trend Mine will continue processing the coal from the new mine, and approximately 100 jobs will be created during the construction phase. Peace River Coal has secured 1,852 hectares of caribou habitat for protection

and will provide $2.5 million to the province’s Peace Northern Caribou Plan. They are also in the midst of finalizing economic benefit agreements with West Moberly First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Halfway River First Nations and Saulteau First Nations. “As a company committed to maintaining the highest standards of environmental protection, we are proud to be the first company in British Columbia to take the unprecedented step to set aside 1,852 hectares of our tenures to protect caribou habitat,” said Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American.

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RCMP find ways to combat vehicle theft and drug trade in FSJ KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – The criminal trend so far in 2013 has Fort St. John RCMP focusing on the drug trade and vehicle thefts. Officer in charge Insp. Pat Egan presented the RCMP semi-annual report to city council on Aug. 12. The statistics compare the first six months of 2013 to the first six months of 2012 and 2011. While there was a decrease in robbery, there was a 25 per cent increase in vehicle thefts and theft from vehicles went up 31 per cent. Police are planning to target this situation by teaming up with the City. “We’re currently engaged in some initiatives with the city to try and turn those numbers around,” said Egan. One of those initiatives will be monitoring high-theft areas. “Well believe it or not convenient stores, where people are going for a loaf of bread and they hop out and they leave their vehicle running, [are high-theft areas],” said Egan. Since this has apparently become a trend, police may now start fining the victims as well. “It’s something we can do, we don’t normally do that, but if we don’t see a turnaround in the public cooperation we’re going to start giving tickets to people who leave their vehicles running unattended, ‘cause you’re just asking for trouble.” Shoplifting and theft was also on the rise in the first half of 2013. Combating the drug trade is another area that police are continually working on. “According to the need at the present we are focused on the drug trade,” said Egan. From the first half of 2012 to 2013, cocaine possession went up 80 per cent and marijuana trafficking increased by 75 per cent. Cocaine trafficking and marijuana possession saw a decrease. “Well, the drug trade should be an issue of concern for everyone,” said Egan. “It’s a priority, not only for the detachment, but for the city. The public needs to be not only aware, but they

need to be engaged in reporting suspicious activities.” Examples of those activities are drug houses, knowledge of people carrying illegal weapons or people drug trafficking. Police believe the drug trade is a direct cause of the recent violent attacks in the city. Though the latest string of shootings and alleged attempted arson reported in July were not part of the semi-annual report, there was a 14 per cent increase in property criminal code cases from January to Jun. 30. There were two cases of murder and attempted murder so far this year, which is a steady number compared to the last two years. The latest murder in Fort St. John was in June and police believe it was related to the drug trade. Despite the increase in crimes, Egan was also able to highlight positive turnarounds.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

For Proposed Bylaw No. 824, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed BYLAW NO. 824, 2013. 1. Figure 5 contained in Schedule B of “District of Hudson’s Hope Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 822, 2013” is repealed and replaced with the figure identified in Schedule A attached to and forming part of this bylaw. 2. Schedule H of “District of Hudson’s Hope Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 822, 2013” is repealed and replaced with the map identified in Schedule B attached to and forming part of this bylaw. (Please contact the office to view whole map) 3. If any section, subsection sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason held to be invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion shall be severed and the part that is invalid shall not affect the validity of the remainder.

For Proposed Bylaw No. 825, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed BYLAW NO. 825, 2013. 1. “District of Hudson’s Hope Zoning Bylaw No. 823, 2013” is hereby amended by changing the zoning of the area identified in Schedule A attached to and forming part of this bylaw from “RU3 (Rural Resource)” to “RU2 (Rural Agriculture).” 2.

If any section, subsection sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason held to be invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion shall be severed and the part that is invalid shall not affect the validity of the remainder.

3. This bylaw will be cited as “District of Hudson’s Hope Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 825, 2013.”

4. This bylaw will be cited as “District of Hudson’s Hope Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 824, 2013.”

A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website at www.hudsonshope.ca

A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website at www.hudsonshope.ca

District Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

District Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


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Chetwynd roads upgraded to meet recreational facility KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca

Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN POLICE DEPARTMENT. There was a 15 per cent decrease in false alarms that police attended. “We believe it’s because of a joint initiative between the RCMP and the City,” said Egan. Companies became responsible for their false alarms by facing a fee. “It’s all about public awareness and holding people accountable.” The amount of impaired drivers being taken off the road skyrocketed. It went from 193 to 287. While that is a high number of impaired drivers on the road, Egan said, “The important thing is that they are being dealt with effectively and they are being taken off the road as a matter of public safety.” Car accidents resulting with injuries decreased and there was one fatality, compared to zero in 2012’s semi-annual report. However, the overall number of car accidents increased by 20 per

CHETWYND – Work has begun on improving Highway 97 and the roads leading into Chetwynd’s rec-centre.. A contract over $730,000 was awarded to construct new access point leading to the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre. There will be a new access points and reconstruction of the frontage road and parking lots. In addition, walking paths will also be improved. “The new right-in-rightout will provide a number of practical and esthetic benefits to Chetwynd, including improved access to the Recreation Centre, increased safety of entry and egress, and an enhanced appearance and eye-catching

street appeal of an already attractive centre,” said Merlin Nichols, Mayor of Chetwynd. The upgrades to Highway 97 will get rid of ‘frost heaves’ that cause bumps on the highway, especially in spring months. These improvements are funded through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the District of Chetwynd. The government is contributing $105,000 through its Safety Enhancement Program and the District will cover the remaining amount. “By working together, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the District of Chetwynd are giving the people of our

region safer, better-maintained roads,” said South Peace MLA Mike Bernier. “This collaboration brings a wide range of benefits for residents and tourists, who will have better access to the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre and improved walking paths and parking in the area.” The Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre is a multi-use facility. It houses a wave and recreational pool, fitness area, ice arena, curling rink, hall rentals, squash courts, a climbing wall, and a skate park, among other community-based programs. It is located next to the high school and library.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

For Proposed Bylaw No. 826, 2013

For Proposed Bylaw No. 827, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed BYLAW NO. 826, 2013. 1. “District of Hudson’s Hope Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 822, 2013” is hereby amended by changing the land use designation of the following property: Parcel Identifier: 013-040-413 Lot 1, Plan 16054 Section 19 Township 81 Range 25 W6M from “General Residential” to “Industrial (Serviced)” and “Protected Parks & Natural Space” as shown in Schedule A attached to and forming part of this bylaw. 2. If any section, subsection sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason held to be invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion shall be severed and the part that is invalid shall not affect the validity of the remainder.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed BYLAW NO. 827, 2013. 1. “District of Hudson’s Hope Zoning Bylaw No. 823, 2013” is hereby amended by changing the zoning of the area identified in Schedule A attached to and forming part of this bylaw from “RU1 (Rural Resource)” to “M1 Light Industrial (Serviced).” That portion which is not Parks and Protected Spaces. 2.

If any section, subsection sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason held to be invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion shall be severed and the part that is invalid shall not affect the validity of the remainder.

3. This bylaw will be cited as “District of Hudson’s Hope Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 827, 2013.”

3. This bylaw will be cited as “District of Hudson’s Hope Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 826, 2013.” PARKS & PROTECTED SPACE

A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website at www.hudsonshope.ca District Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

A copy of the proposed documents may be inspected or obtained from the District of Hudson’s Hope Municipal Office, located at 9904 Dudley Drive, or on our website at www.hudsonshope.ca District Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


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Chetwynd hammer victim released Council close to JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca CHETWYND - Thirty-nine-yearold Chetwynd man Michel Oullette is scheduled to appear in court today after local RCMP arrested him for attempted murder on Aug. 7.

Oullette remained in police custody until Aug. 14, when he appeared in Dawson Creek’s provincial court and was released on recognizance of bail. Oullette was arrested and charged with attempted murder after Chetwynd RCMP responded to an incident at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday Aug. 7 to assist ambu-

lance with a male who had been struck with a hammer. The male had been allegedly attacked and repeatedly struck on the head with a hammer, causing several open wounds that required several stitches to close. RCMP report that the victim is in good condition and has since been released from the hospital.

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water conservation amendment JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Council is close to adopting a bylaw that would cut off industry from hauling bulk water for non-potable use at an earlier stage during water conservation measures. The proposed Water Conservation Measures Amendment Bylaw 4183, 2013 proposes to move the sale and hauling of non-potable bulk water from Stage Four conservation measures to Stage Two conservation measures. Council gave third reading to the bylaw during their regular meeting on Aug. 12. Council received two letters during their public comment period. The first letter was from Don Readman, highlighting that a lot of the workforce in Dawson Creek is dependent on the oil and gas industry for business. Readman asked council if they had considered approaching industry for support to upgrade the city’s water system. The second letter received was from Dennis Novitsky, who took issue more with the city’s policies to tie in bulk water hauling companies to their system than the bylaw itself. Paul Gevetkoff was the sole resident to speak during council’s public consultation session for the amended bylaw on Aug. 12. He was concerned that council was not fully aware of the financial implications of their decision. “Potential implications of this bylaw amendment have not been quantified prior to this amendment and the financial implications of the bylaw should carry the same weight as the financial implications of the pipeline issue...If you choose not to do a financial implications assessment before you vote, you don’t have all the information,” Gevetkoff said. He highlighted that bulk water sales is important to city revenue, and that it should be considered in their decision.

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Failing is funny One of the greatest things as they can. It’s basically about the ‘Greatest Show watching a ‘fail’ video unin the Peace’ is that it of- fold before your eyes. fers a little something for While each team had their everyone. The 2013 Daw- own strategy for approachson Creek Exhibition had a ing the pony, most attempts plethora of agricultural and almost always ended with a craft exhibits and shows, little cowboy or girl hanga variety of delicious fair ing on for dear life as they delicacies for the food- are literally dragged by the ies, midway rides for the pony for several hundred thrill seekers and the rodeo, metres, refusing to give up. chuckwagon races, and Bless them. Crazy Cowgirls Trick RidI understand that some ers for those who’d rather parents are concerned by observe the thrills than ex- the idea of children beperience them. ing dragged, and I guess Though I like watching the dangers that come with the rodeo and other events handling wild animals. I reheld at the grandstand while spect that opinion, but am chowing down on some se- comforted by the fact that riously greasy grub, my participants do wear helabsolute favourite can-not- mets and other necessary miss event is the Kids Wild protective gear. To the opPony Race. Sure it’s great position’s concerns, I’d like to see professionals take to point out that participants down a steer or rope a calf, sign up willingly and can let but to watch children try to go of the rope at any time. ride a wild and rambuncWatching the Kids Wild tious pony- are you serious? Pony Race is like watchThat’s hilarious! ing a man get hit in the For those who missed it, groin; you hope he’s ok and teams of three youth (aged you’re sympathetic for his six to twelve years old) injury, but for some reahold on to a son it provides rope attached you with the to a wild pony, biggest laugh stock courtesy you’ve had all of Kesler Roday. Just seeing deo. They then these younghave to get sters is justificlose enough cation enough to it to jump for the ticket on and stay in. on for as long Jill Earl, reporter

Letter to the Editor: The Community Conversations Meetings (nine meeting July 23rd – Aug.15th , 2013) dealing with the controversial building by-law 1996 2011 has generated a common theme – the question of democratic representation and how our elected rural directors on the board of the Peace River Regional District will represent us given that the outcome of all the meetings are overwhelmingly negative towards the by-law. To date, the response from our rural Directors goes something like this: “We’re listening and taking notes” OR a blank look with no answer at all. The meetings are generating anger, distrust, skepticism and a rule of order for meetings that would have made General Henry Robert (author of Robert’s Rule Of Order) roll over in his grave. By the way, you do not want to voice your displeasure too loudly as you may be asked to leave the room. I personally feel that these meetings are nothing more than an unregulated dog and pony show, the end result of which may very well be an attempt to ignore the objections of the majority. At the Golata Creek meeting the Chairperson of the Regional District was asked that should a new by-law be created as a result of the Conversation Meetings, would the Chairperson consider allowing to provide a counter petition opportunity. I was a bit amazed to witness her puzzlement, and had to inform her that this provision was to be found in the NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT. For those folk who do not stay up at nights reading Government Acts allow me to quote from the above mentioned: “In some circumstances, regional districts must receive public input and approval before taking action. For example, the public must approve most

long term financial liabilities either by counter petition or through vote. Counter petitions are generally used as a litmus test of public opinion. Under a counter petition, the local government may proceed with an action UNLESS FIVE PERCENT OF THE ELECTORS PETITION AGAINST IT WITHIN A SET DEADLINE. If more than five percent petition against, the local government cannot proceed with the action until it has received elector approval through a vote. Did I witness puzzlement on behalf of the chairperson or did I introduce just a little too much democracy. Remember that democracy has become troublesome for a good number of regional district directors made even worse by a dysfunctional regime. The Chairperson knows only too well what the outcome of a democratic vote would be. And I have a feeling that if we were to have an election tomorrow – The only rural incumbent left standing would be in the North Peace and HE would find himself serving with three brand new directors. This letter presents to the Rural Peoples of the Peace River Country more information than the Regional District has come up with in the past 14 years. To our Rural Regional Directors of the P.R.R.D. I can only suggest that you research this paper and you’ll find that I have plagiarized most of the H.P.O. Informational literature. So study it, to prevent appearing like a deer caught in the headlights when asked questions about this program at the next Conversation Meeting. Joe Breti Farmington, B.C.

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Construction begins on Old Kiskatinaw Bridge JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - The Old Kiskatinaw Bridge is currently closed for construction while Ministry of Transportation workers replace the railings. Ministry of Transportation district manager for the Peace River Region, Scott Maxwell, said that the construction is a part of the bridge’s regular maintenance. He said while the wood structure is still in good shape for it’s age (70 years), exposed portions of the bridge like the railings and surface need to be replaced since they are degrading. While Maxwell is not certain of the last time maintenance was done on the bridge, he estimates it was 15 years ago. “They used heavily treated pieces of wood when they did that, when they originally built it. So far, the wood down there is actually holding up really quite well and we’ve got no concerns with it,” Maxwell said, adding that they may need to reduce the restricted weight on the bridge as it ages.

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Gevetkoff points to a City of Dawson Creek mail-out in September 2010 which said that industry uses approximately 20 to 25 per cent of water used in the city, he estimates that revenues could range from $500,000 to $1.5 million a year based on the current industrial bulk water rate of $4.50 and $1.68 for the cost of production. “[In 2012] the water use was 179,167 cubic metres; the surplus revenue would have been $505,250 ... If you remember last year was a real drought year, there were a lot of restrictions and so it was pretty tight for water use and you still have a surplus of $505,000,” he said, adding that the first five months of this year 91,944m3 of water had been sold, representing approximately $259,282 of revenue. “That’s a pretty significant number when you consider the work that can be done with that money in the water utility [fund]. It is a concern when one considers the impacts on taxpayers without this surplus, especially when water that is not used simply flows by...council can capitalize on some of these opportunities that are here because of the industrial activity,” said Gevetkoff. Coun. Charlie Parslow notes that industry isn’t being cut off from water completely, only when the city is under water conservation measures. He said that since the city’s incorporation in 1961, the city has only been under Stage Four water conservation measures for 60 days and doesn’t expect the bylaw to have a big impact on water revenue. “When you’re on Stage Two you still have water to pump. Stage Two is a level where there is still water available...you’ve got this opportunity to make some money to do some work,” Gevetkoff said. Stage Two measures include: restricting the watering of lawns to certain days and times, prohibiting the operation of ornamental fountains and using a hose to wash sidewalks, driveways, walls, roofs and other outdoor surfaces unless the purpose is to prepare a surface for painting, prevent or control fires and for the health and safety of any person. Stage Four measures prohibit the use of water for

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ornamental fountains, washing boats and other motor vehicles, filling ponds and pools, operating a privately owned water park and watering lawns and gardens. Gevetkoff was one of the main proponents of having the City of Dawson Creek build a pipeline to a new water source to accommodate population growth and the needs of the oil and gas industry. Council is still considering whether to move forward on the engineering for a possible pipeline. Parslow said that while making their decision the cost impact of the project must be considered, including factors such as engineering, routing and land acquisition, pump houses, pipeline work, adjustments to the water treatment plant and annual operating costs. Council passed Parslow’s motion that directed staff to prepare a report on the funding of a pipeline, using three ‘ball park’ figures of $55 million, $75 million and $100 million. In the report, staff will address the borrowing capacity of the city, taxation, water utility funds, impact on other infrastructure needs and possible application of Fair Share funding, operating costs, private sector partnerships and other important factors that will help in council’s decision. “One of the greatest risks to the city is making the wrong decision in the matter of secure water. The cost of engineering for this project could be as high as $10 million. There is no point moving forward to the engineering phase if the total cost is beyond prudent and acceptable levels of borrowing,” said Parslow’s letter to council.

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New road webcams in D.C. JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK- A new DriveBC webcam has been installed for South Peace motorists, giving them a better idea of the road conditions ahead and helping them plan a safe journey. The webcam, installed on Aug. 6, is at the intersection of Highway 97 and the Dangerous Goods Route and images of the road conditions can be viewed from the north, south, east and west. “DriveBC webcams are a great tool that drivers can use to plan their route and check weather and road conditions before leaving home. By knowing what road conditions are like ahead of time, drivers can take the necessary precautions, especially when conditions are less than ideal,” said Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier in the press release. DriveBC was launched in 2005 and receives an average of 2.9 million visits per month from motorists checking the more than 350 B.C. highway webcams on their network.

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Dawson Creek City Council Briefs: Aug. 12 A decision of whether to continue to provide the mayor with a city car is expected in September.

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COUNCIL WANTS REPORT ON MAYOR’S CAR Dawson Creek’s next mayor may have to find his own ride to city related events when elected on Sept. 14. Council has passed a motion made by Coun. Charlie Parslow to direct staff to prepare a report for them on the total cost of the remaining lease payments, annual insurance and expected maintenance on the mayor’s vehicle and the cost of terminating the lease of the vehicle, effective Sept. 30. Parslow said that council should be expected to find their own way to city functions and that councillors already receive one third of their stipend tax free to cover out-of-pocket expenses. He said that council must examine practices that are perceived as being unnecessary to the functioning of the city as they face the challenge of addressing the fiscal gap.

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Beatton Journal: August 1913 Fri 1st Self & Kenny busy in store. Mr. Benot & party arrived from up the River. A fine clear day. Sat 2nd Mr. Laird Indian Agent and party left to look over the Indian reserves. Hazen arrived from Mr. Milligan’s Camp. Continues fine weather. Sun 3rd Started to Rain & continued all day. Hazen left for Milligan’s Camp at the North Pine River. Mon 4th A fine clear day. Self busy in office. Mr. Benot & Party shifted their Camp to the top of the Hill. Tues 5th Self putting up a hen house. Mr. Laird & party arrived from looking over the Indian Reserve. Continues fine

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weather. Frank Tredwell left for the S. Pine with Pack Horses. Wed 6th Mr. Laird & party left here at noon for Hudson’s Hope. From there he will go on to Grande Prairie. Rained nearly all day but cleared up in the afternoon. Self busy in office. Thurs 7th Rain nearly all day self working at hen house. Old McCully helping. A few Indians came in. Fri 8th Old McCully went home this morning. Self finished hen house. A fine warm day. Acko and a few others arrived from Azzedy Lake and brought in some moose meat. Most of the Indians are drying berries at Chimrose Prairie, and a few of them at the North Pine.

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Sat 9th Self making window frames for Mosquito netting. Started to cut oats in afternoon. A very hot day. The water falling fast. Sun 10th A fine morning but rain again towards evening. Self out looking up hay. Mon 11th A fine clear day. Self busy at odd jobs. Mr. Murray, B.C. Official, arrived from H Hope. He is looking over the country for the Government. Rain towards evening and Indians arrived from the North. Tues 12th A fine clear day. Self busy with Indians. Mr. Murray went out to look at the Crossing of the North Pine. The Indians left for their camps this evening. Wed 13th A fine clear day. Self preparing to start to make Hay. Woods arrived with his pack train from H. Hope. Thomas arrived from Azzedy Lake. Thurs 14th Started to rain this morning. I intended going out to start putting up hay, but too wet. Fri 15th Rain all day. Self busy in office. Still no steamer. The mail got in late this evening but was not opened. 2 Indians came in from Moberly Lake. Sat 16th Cloudy all day. Self in office. Taylor & Backus came up for a few supplies. A few Indians came in from Chimrose Prairie. They report 3 of the party very sick. Still no steamer. River rising. Sun 17th A fine clear day. Mon 18th The SS Peace River arrived from P.R.L. Busy unloading freight. Rain all day. A lot of passengers came up on the boat. A few of them for here. Most for H Hope. Tues 19th The steamer left at noon for H Hope. Rain again today but cleared up at noon. Busy fixing Grade & hauled freight in after noon. Wed 20th Busy hauling up freight and lumber. C Guillian helping. A fine clear day. A lot of Indians around but they all left today after getting a few supplies to patch off with. Thurs 21st A fine clear day. Self busy in office. The Indians all gone off. Fri 22nd A fine clear day. Sat 23rd Self & George left for the Hay Camp to put up hay. 24th to 30th No entries. Sun 31st Self came in from the Hay Camp last night. 2 Indians around.

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Local paralympian recieves Jubilee medal KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN - Basketball Paralympian Bo Hedges added another medal to his long list of accolades. On Aug. 14 Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer presented Hedges, surrounded by friends and family, with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award. “I haven’t been home for quite a while,” said Hedges. “To be home and have this experience, to be with friends and family and receive the medal, it’s a great honour to be recognized that way by my province and country.” Hedges played in the 2012 London Paralympics with Team Canada who beat Australia for the gold medal. “[The medal] was presented to every Olympian from the last Olympic games, and Bo, we just hadn’t had the chance because he was still competing at the time we were presenting,” explained Zimmer. “It’s my honour to have the ability to give him the award here in Fort St. John.” Hedges was recently competing in Colombia with the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, vying for a spot in the 2014 World Championships. However, they suffered a tough lost against Mexico, 67-57, missing their

chance to represent the America’s zone next year. “That is a game we should have won but again, we had some minor mistakes and guys were just learning how to play at that level and we’re playing against guys who are professionals in Europe and have a lot of experience,” explained Hedges. This loss will hopefully fuel the growth of the younger players on the team to make a difference in moving forward. “[The young players] have a lot ... they need to learn and they made a lot of strides, some of our young guys have a world of potential. This experience will definitely give them a lot of video to learn from, even just losing that motivation—it’s not just given to you, at this level you really have to work hard at it to achieve your dreams and goals,” said Hedges. Despite the disappointment the team is still working on defending their Paralympic title. “The next bit is the lead into the Rio 2016 Games, another Paralympic push, a big step for me and my team,” said Hedges. Whether or not they make it Rio is decided on their performance in Toronto 2015 for the Parapan American Games. “Leading into the 2015 Games we will be better and stronger. It will take a lot of work to make those incremental games but those are easy enough for us to achieve and be prepared and ready for that tournament to qualify.” Aside from Hedges’ career on the court, he is also working on finishing his last year at the University of

at this level you really have to work hard at it to achieve your dreams and goals Alabama for his Masters in Sport Management, which is taking him to new experiences: teaching. “I’ll be teaching classes through basic kinesiology, basketball 104 and physical conditioning,” said Hedges. “I’ll get that experience on my resume leading into the future after I’m finished, which I’m not sure what that will be at this point.” Hedges was born in Wonowon and raised in Fort St. John playing wheel chair basketball after an accident he endured at 13. He’s gone on to receive multiple Wheelchair Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Awards, played on the 2011 and 2012 National Championships tournament all-star team and gained two Paralympic medals.

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UPCOMING Fort St. John â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 24: Gospel Music Festival at the Gazebo of the Old Care Home on 110 Ave at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Peace Lutheran Care Foundation to raise funds for automatic doors in the Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Apartment Common areas. â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 25: First Annual Passion for Life 10 k walk/run at Northern Lights College. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Lukemia and Lymphoma research activities at the Canadian Cancer Society. â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 25: The Fort St. John SPCA is hosting its second Doggie Day Spa of 2013 at Oculus Transport Ltd (next to

the UFA at 7308 72 St.) Oculus will also be hosting a car wash with donations to Paws for a Cause. Services: Bath and Blow dry: $20, Nail trim: extra $5, Anal gland expression: extra $5, Ear clean: extra $5. For reservations email your name, your dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and breed and phone number to doggiedayspa@hotmail.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 23 - 25: North Peace Horticultural Society is holding their annual Flower Show at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Bring your entries Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open to public on Saturday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Refreshments available. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 8: 2013 Paws for a Cause at Centennial Park. Registration at 12 p.m. and walk is at 1 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Fort St. John SPCA. There will be prizes, vendors and activities for children and pets! â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 18 and Mar, 15, 2014: Campfire Cowboy Nights at the Fort St. John Legion at 6 p.m.

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â&#x20AC;˘ The Visually Impaired Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, 1400 113 Ave. Each month we have a guest speaker and we share lunch. (cost by donation). Anyone who is visually impaired or who cares about someone with vision difficulties is welcome to attend. For further information please call Pam 782-5187 or Margaret 782-3221. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No matter how much time you have to spare, or what your interests are, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Better at Home has a volunteer opportunity for you! Can you spare a little time to help a senior to remain independent in their home? Call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Better at Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at 250-782-2341 and see how easy and enjoyable volunteering can be.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;˘ Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Health Unit, Dawson Creek. â&#x20AC;˘ Mile 0 Quilt Guild meets every Tuesday and



  

         



 

  

  



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Thursday at 7 p.m., Studio 10 at KPAC. Come join us for sewing, fun and friendship. Contact Gloria at 250 786 5597. for more info. â&#x20AC;˘ Alcoholics Anonymous - meets Mon., Tues., Fri., & Sat., 8 p.m. at Peace River Health Unit. Wed. 8 p.m. Hospital Education Room. All meetings are open. â&#x20AC;˘ Stream of Life (Korean Church) 433-95 Ave Dawson Creek BC V1G 1H4 Phone 250-219-8016 Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM Sunday School: 10:00 AM Bible Study: 7:00 PM (Wednesday) Intercession Pry:700 PM (Thursday)

Fort Nelson

â&#x20AC;˘ The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574.

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Tumbler Ridge

â&#x20AC;˘ Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Thursday. 8 p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to. Phone 242-4018. â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Floor curling, carpet bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee.

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Smart Money Is there a better way to hire a financial advisor? BRAD BRAIN submitted article There are some proposed regulatory changes that are significant enough to completely reshape how financial products and services are distributed in Canada. Currently there are basically two main models for the distribution of financial products and services; the transaction model and the fee-for-service model. The transaction model means that your advisor gets paid by the company that he or she places your business with. This is the traditional way of doing business in Canada, and it is still the most common business model by far; accounting for upwards of 90 percent of financial engagements. If you are not physically writing a cheque to your advisor

for services rendered, then the company that they are placing business with is paying them. It’s a transaction-based relationship. The transaction-based model is the traditional model for a reason. It works pretty well for a lot of people. But now it’s in danger of becoming extinct. And that might affect upwards of 90 percent of Canadian consumers of financial products. The transaction model has come under criticism lately, and the regulators are listening. The claims of detractors mostly fall into one of two categories: the first criticism is that the transaction model involves costs to the client that are too high and/ or lack transparency. The second criticism is that the advisor’s interests may not be directly aligned with the clients. The answer appears to lie in a different way of doing business – the fee-for-service model, which separates the advice that the client receives from the product that the client owns. This means the client is paying for advice, not for transactions, and that can reduce the potential for conflict of interest. More meaningful, in my opinion, is that by separating the advice from the product the all-in costs to the client can be cheaper. All things being equal, cheaper is better. The less money that is

charged to you, the more money that is left for you. But the thing is, you can already hire your advisor on a fee-for-service basis. We don’t need this mandated by regulation. Fee for service already exists in Canada. I’ve offered it as an option to my clients for years. Personally, I don’t have a preference as to which model is used, and in my practice we use both models. What I have found is that the fee-for-service model works well for larger accounts, while the transaction model is generally more cost-effective on smaller transactions. Meanwhile, though, some good can come out of having some light shed on how advisors engage clients. It is completely reasonable for clients to know how their advisor gets paid, what type of products the advisor is licensed to advise on, what range of products the advisor is able to represent, whether there are any conflicts of interest, etc. These are good questions to ask, but you don’t need a regulator to hold your hand. Go ahead and ask your advisor how they get paid. I don’t see fee-for-service relationships as being a universally better solution, but it does have real potential in certain situations. If you have investable assets in the midsix figure range or better, it is something that you’ll want to check out.

The opinions expressed are those of Brad Brain, CFP, R.F.P. CLU, CH.F.C., FCSI. Brad Brain is a Senior Financial Advisor with Manulife Securities Incorporated, in Fort St John, BC. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Brad Brain can be reached at brad.brain@manulifesecurities.ca or www.bradbrainfinancial.com.

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CLASSIFIEDS BUY THE WHOLE HOUSE Off set mortgage with Basement Suite Rental. Main floor 3 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Lower floor 2 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Shared laundry, $15,000 in recent repairs. Located at 6388 Daisy Ave, Fort St. John. Call 1-250493-1807. Price $365,000. Pre approvals only. Will be available in town till Aug 20th to take serious offers 08/22

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Do you love working outdoors? Are you experienced in using chain saws, survey equipment and ATVs? Focus is looking for Survey Assistance in the Fort St. John area. You will need to be physically fit with a current clean drivers license. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an added bonus if you have background in Geomatics or Surveying. For more info visit www.focus.ca or send resume to nowhiring@focus. ca 08/22

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Fort Nelson First Nation Northern Rockies region of British Columbia is seeking a Community Links Coordinator. The successful candidate will have a university degree or college diploma in an associated field or a combination of experience and education in human services. Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended benefits, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. For more information, please visit: www.fortnelsonfirstnation. org 08/29

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Journeyman Electrician Wanted. Demco Electric is looking for a full time journeyman electrician to start immediately. Employment requires residency in the town of Fort Nelson, BC which has a lot to offer for example; hunting, ďŹ shing, baseball and even a spray park for the kids in the summer, as well as hockey and sledding in the winter. Demco is locally owned and has been operating in our community since 1994. We offer a company truck, cell phone, double time for OT, 12% vacation pay and our employees are home every night most of the year. If you are interested call (250)774-7884.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE Bread maker also used as rice cooker / jam maker. Exercise bike like new. Porcelain dolls. China / Paragon pattern Remember Me. Flower pots and other items. Call 250262-8021 08/22 RENTAL For Rent Mobile Trailer on city lot with full amenities, stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Electricity and Heat included. Pets welcome. Monthly rent $1100. Damage deposit and references. View lot 4439-53rd Ave East Fort Nelson BC. Contact Dan Wheeler @ 250775-1963 or Shirley Bontron @ 250-775-1051 08/29

Demco Electric is currently looking to hire an experienced Journeyman Electrician holding an FSR ticket. Must live or be willing to live in Fort Nelson, BC for the full time position. 5 years experience and well rounded residential, commercial and industrial experience would be ideal. For more information call (250)774-7884.

Do we have your resume? Accounts Payable Clerk: The successful candidate for this position will have good attention to detail and have experience with data entry for accounts payable. Strong Excel skills are considered an asset. This is a full time position, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Administrator: The successful candidate for this position will have excellent attention to detail and have good proofreading skills. The main duties of this person will be to compile and proof reports. Candidates should have good computer skills with Word, Excel and PDF programs. Full Time Monday to Friday 7am-4pm or 8am-5pm. Receptionist: This part time position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is full of energy and enjoys working with people. Duties will include a busy front desk and phones, booking appointments, filing, some data entry, basic admin duties and other duties as assigned. Candidates must be able to work in a fast paced environment and must be able to work quickly as well as multi-task. This is a part time job with a varied schedule, some evening work will be required. Purchaser/Sales Person: This position for a busy retail establishment is great for the person who would like to help build and maintain the business. Duties will include, but not limited to, drafting quotes, serving customer and pursuing sales opportunities and inventory control. Candidates should have excellent customer service skills, be able to work as part of a team and have great organizational skills. Previous experience in construction business would be an asset. Position is 40 hr/week, some Saturdays will be part of your work week.

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CLASSIFIEDS CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Grand Forks Division IMMEDIATE OPENING Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at Grand Forks is the heart of the Boundary Country nestled in the Southern Interior of Beautiful BC minutes from the US Border. For more information about Grand Forks, visit the website www.city.grandforks.bc.ca

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You will be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, the successful applicant must have a recognized heavy duty trade certification and a good safety and attendance record. The current shift configuration is 3 days on 4 days off, 36 hours per week, steady dayshift.

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Excellent wages and benefit package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423. All successful applicants will be screened. Interested applicants should forward a resume by August 25, 2013 to: Hank Randrup, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-443-2434 or email: hank.randrup@interfor.com.

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We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR New Full Time Permanent Position

Reporting to, and under the direction of, the Director of Health and Wellness, the Health and Wellness Programs Coordinator will synchronize the development and implementation of Health and Wellness programs designed to promote holistic health and community wellness. Oversee the administrative day to day operations of the Health and Wellness Department in the absence of the Director of Health and Wellness. Focus on achieving the priorities set out in Reaching for Our Vision document as they relate to Health and Wellness. Minimum Qualifications • University degree or 2 year diploma in Health and Wellness or in associated field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience • 2 years relevant and progressively responsible experience • 1 year supervisory • Ability to understand and follow written guidelines, policies and procedures, laws and regulations • Knowledge of health and wellness programs; assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation • A well-defined diplomacy; including negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills • Excellent organizational and time management skills; be able to efficiently organize many details • Computer literacy, including effective working skills Microsoft Office and Outlook • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced team environment • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional education • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; good public relation skills • Proven critical thinking and decision making skills; ability to work under minimal supervision • Successful completion of a criminal record check • Valid Driver’s License Desired Qualifications All of the above, plus the following: • University Degree in Health Administration • Previous experience in program development and budget management. • Formal training in crisis management • Previous First Nation experience • Awareness and understanding of First Nations’ history and context • Familiarity with integrated health services Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To forward your resume, respond to: Cathy Hooper, Human Resources Officer Fort Nelson First Nation R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0 Fax: (250) 774-7260 E-mail: cathy.hooper@fnnation.ca Closing Date: August 31, 2013.

We thank all applicants for applying. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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