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BLUEBERRY RIVER FIRST NATIONS – Each year a science camp travels to remote communities to engage children and youth with fun science experiments. The week-long camp is called Science Alive and it took place in the Blueberry River First Nations School’s gym from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. “We just try to make science available for all youth regardless of where they are from, their age, gender and race,” said Raven Haan, Science Alive director and camp coordinator. Science Alive is a program run by undergraduates from Simon Fraser University. One of its goals is to make science education accessible throughout B.C. “Some areas are a little more remote than others, they don’t have much opportunity to participate in our science camp, so we come to them,” explained Haan. The camp has been coming to Blueberry River First Nations for a number of years. Its instructors also visit areas like Haida Gwaii, McLeod Lake and Moberly. “[We’re here] to deliver a week of free science camp to each community, just to make sure that [the kids] can come and see science and see different science activities if they want. Even if they are not interested in science it’s trying to make them more comfortable with [it],” said Haan. On the second day of the camp, there were approximately 20 kids who participated, the day before there were eight. “[We want them to know that] science isn’t scary or boring, there are lots of cool

Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz SCIENCE ALIVE DIRECTOR RAVEN HAAN POURS WATER ON CUT UP SPONGES. JUSTICE AND NIKITA WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WATER, SALT AND AMMONIA ARE COMBINED WITH THE SPONGE TO MAKE CRYSTALS DURING CAMP ALIVE AT THE BLUEBERRY RIVER FIRST NATIONS SCHOOL’S GYM ON AUG. 20. MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 21. things to do with [it].” From making tie-dye patterns on shirts using rubbing alcohol, to constructing a fan made out of foam, a tube, a couple of wires, a battery and a small motor, to understand-

“[We want] to make sure they don’t think it’s all just math or studying out of a book, that science can be something hands on and it’s incorporated in everyday life things,” said Haan. Children had the option to participate in activities that interested them, so they didn’t feel pressured to stay. “We’re not trying to force anyone to become a scientist but we’re trying to make science more fun and easy,” she said. Haan just finished her degree in biomedical physiology at SFU, she was joined by Ahla Rezaei, a health sciences undergraduate from SFU. Science Alive is a member of Actua, a charity organization that delivers science, engineering, technology and mathematics to youth aged six to 16. Suncor Energy Foundation supported the camp.

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ing how the human body can power a light stick, the kids appeared to be fully engaged and curious about the new experiments they were learning. The camp provides the kids with an opportunity to explore science and see if it’s an area they would continue to pursue in high school or university.

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D.C. city council kicks recycling to the curb able with the proposal because of the possible negative effect on the local recycling facility, Dawson Creek Recycling and Bottle Depot, which has been operating in the DAWSON CREEK - Next year, resi- community for over a decade. dents of Dawson Creek will only have to “I think they’ve done a really good job, walk as far as the edge of their property to and I’m just concerned that [MMBC’s chodispose of some recyclables properly. sen facility] are slowly going to put them On Aug. 12, city councillors accepted out of business ... Where will these folks Multi Material B.C.’s (MMBC) offer of fi- that deal with the curbside recycling deposit nancial incentives under the Packaging and it? Will they be taking it to Fort St. John or Printed Paper Stewardship Plan. will they be taking it to the Dawson Creek By accepting, the city will receive ap- facility or do we know?” said McFadyen. proximately $145,000 from MMBC annuWhile the city would have control over ally to offer curbside recycling to its resi- design of the curbside recycling program dents. As a part of the arrangement MMBC and who the service provider would be, will choose the facility where the recycla- they would not have any say over which bles will be processed. facilty would process the recyclables. Coun. Terry McFadyen was uncomfort“It’s one of the uncertainties of the whole program,” said Shelly Woolf, D.C.’s chief financial officer. Allen Langdon, managing director of MMBC, said that the processors will be chosen through a competitive bid process. He anticipates that the request for proposals for processing recyclables will be released sometime in early October. Sebastian is a senior Jeremy Parslow, owner citizen. He suffers from and operator of Dawson Recycling and Bottle diabetes but thinks he Creek Depot, said that he intends to is still like a leopard! notify MMBC of his interest to become a processor before the deadline of Sept. 16, Email your pet’s photo though he is unsure of when to processors will be chosen editor@northeastnews.ca and what will be required of for a chance to win a them. special prize from the “We’re not quite clear on North Peace Veterinary that yet. We’re still waiting Clinic on quite a bit of information. There are a lot of unknowns, like we don’t know if we’re 1 pet will be chosen each week going to have to buy a halfand will be featured in the Northeast News. Each pet chosen a-million dollar sorting mawill be entered into a draw for a chine or what,” Parslow said. monthly prize supplied by the While he would not be North Peace Veterinary Clinic able to afford a sorting ma-

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Photo Jill Earl Jeremy Parslow, owner and operator of Dawson Creek Recycling and Bottle Depot, intends to apply to be a provincial processor. chine for loose material, he believes that the facility has the capacity to bail the material and ship to another larger facility. Langdon said that MMBC will be contracting multiple processors so that the recycling collectors don’t have to travel further than 60 km outside of the municipal boundary. “If there are depots in the area, and we expect there will be, they’ll have an incentive to collect styrofoam, polystyrene as well as plastic number two and number four; so that would be your shopping bags, your dry cleaning bags, bread bags, some of the bags used for frozen vegetables,” he said. He expects to have bids submitted by early January 2014 to have a decision on the processors by the end of the month or the beginning of February in order for implementation in May of next year.

Through MMBC’s Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan, product manufacturers will pay the Province to recycle their product’s packaging, in an effort to reduce waste in the province by 75 per cent. MMBC plans to pay local governments or contractors, based on the number of households within their boundaries, to implement curbside recycling in their community. One of the reasons council chose to accept the offer was because MMBC intends to implement curbside recycling even without the partnerships of local governments. City administration believes that being a part of a partnership would allow the city the opportunity to voice their preference for Dawson Creek Recycling and Bottle Depot to be the certified processor.

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MINES ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PERMIT APPROVING THE MINE PLAN AND RECLAMATION PROGRAM FOR SWAMP DONKEY SHALE PIT Take noƟce that Trent Lindberg of Swamp Donkey OilĮeld Services Inc. has Įled with the Chief Inspector of Mines, pursuant to Part 10.2.1 of the Health and Safety ReclamaƟon Code for Mines in BriƟsh Columbia, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protecƟon and reclamaƟon of the land and water courses related to the proposed Sand and Shale mine located at SE ¼ SecƟon 13, Township 80 Range 16-W6M in the Peace River Regional District. A copy of the permit applicaƟon, including supporƟng documentaƟon, is available for public viewing at the Swamp Donkey OilĮeld Services Inc. oĸce located at Suite 101 10419 10th St. Dawson Creek, BC . Any person aīected by or interested in this program has 30 days to make wriƩen representaƟon to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, c/o Kris Bailey, Inspector of Mines, Mining and Minerals Division, North Central/Northeast Region, Suite 350 1011 4th Ave. Prince George, BC, V2L 3H9, Facsimile: 250 565 4328, with a copy to Trent Lindberg, c/o Swamp Donkey OilĮeld Services Inc. Box 2394, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4T9

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Power plan under consultation JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Under the direction of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, BC Hydro will be releasing its draft Integrated Resource Plan to undergo a final round of public consultation before it is considered for adoption.

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Photo Jesse Barrette The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission report that 2012’s flaring volumes were the second lowest they had been in 16 years.

Flaring volumes down in 2012 JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Flaring volumes decreased in 2012 compared to the 2011 levels according to a BC Oil and Gas Commission report, released earlier this month. The report states that the volume of flaring for all purposes, dropped to 196.8 million cubic metres from 204.8 million cubic metres, dropping 3.9 per cent over 2011 levels. Flaring levels were at their highest in 1997, when industry collectively flared 348.9 million cubic metres of non-processable natural gas. “Overall, industry achieved a 38 per cent decrease in flaring levels between 1996 and 2012,� states the report. While flaring volumes altogether decreased from most sources, volumes did increase at gas processing plants and production facilities. At processing plants, volumes increased to 59.9 from 59.6 million cubic metres in 2011. At production facilities, volumes increased by 8.4 million cubic metres to 52.7 million cubic metres. Flaring is done when the natural gas is unable to be collected for processing purposes by industry, or for safety purposes. It can release greenhouse gases, sulphur dioxide and methane into the atmosphere and is managed by oil and gas companies and the B.C. OGC. According to Hardy Friedrich, manager of communications at the OGC, operators of processing facilities are required to measure their flaring volumes and report them to the Commission. He said that the Commission also performs audits on the received flaring records. In order to help reduce flaring, the OGC has released a Flaring and Venting Reduction Guideline; the latest one was released

in February 2013. Some recent changes to the guideline included: the mandatory inline testing of wells near pipelines in populated areas, approval is required for all well test and cleanup flaring, the implementation of a new flaring reporting system for wells, facility design guidance to eliminate or reduce flaring, requirements for flare meters at new gas plants and large compressor stations, the elimination of non-routine flaring approvals for pipelines and facilities, and requirements to consider the use of incineration when flaring near populated areas. “Under current technologies, flaring is still required for purposes such as safety and clean-up. The Commission is continually working with operators to consider options that reduce or eliminate flaring,� Friedrich said. “One key alternative is ‘inline testing’, which is a requirement the Commission introduced in 2010. When industry first drills a well, they conduct tests on the pressure of gas released from underground and the rate at which the gas returns to the surface. Rather than burn this natural gas into the atmosphere (flaring), industry now collects this gas in a connecting pipeline, avoiding the need to flare the initial test run.,� he added. In addition to the guidelines, operators could be placed under other restrictions and limitations depending on their permit. Companies must also give notice to surrounding residents (the radius depending on the volume flared and the duration of the flare) at least 24 hours before a planned flare. Friedrich said that the OGC will continue to ensure that flaring levels are as low as possible and highlights that they are at their second lowest level in the last 16 years.

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Breaking ground on new management role KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – The city of Fort St. John has added a new staff position that oversees the city’s green spaces. Holding that title is Craig Stanley, the first grounds manager in Fort St. John. “As the city grows and progresses the park space and

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parks [and] outdoor recreational stuff needs to be done a little different,” said the mayor, which is why she was excited to introduce the new staff member. “Craig comes to us with a vast amount of knowledge, he will be a new manager for grounds. So, he’s going to be looking after all 14 parks, he’s really the first one to break ground as the lead.” One of the priorities that Stanley is looking forward to is meeting with outdoor sport groups. “Just in general we want to improve and take more care of the green space, parks and trees and the gardens—in particular the athletic fields,” he said. “We’ll be working with the user groups as far as what standard they want set and also what the council and what

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Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz THE CITY OF FORT ST. JOHN HOSTED ITS ANNUAL FUN IN THE SUN EVENT AT CENTENNIAL PARK, PROVIDING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ON AUG. 23.

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the city wants and needs for their athletic exciting to see the huge growth and potenfields and improving the quality and service tial we have,” Stanley said. they provide.” Stanley also mentioned his future responsibilities. “With development there are a few more parks coming … so we will have a bigger job that we will have to maintain, so our goal was just basically to keep the standard up.” Though Stanley may be the first person to take on this new position, he applauded the work that was done before him. “To take the torch from the roads [department] and move forward is really exciting,” he said, adding that credit should also be given to the full-time and part-time employees who work outdoors physically maintaining the city’s green space. Stanley’s background is in golf course management. He relocated from the Kootenays with his family—but is no stranger to the Peace. “I lived [in Fort St. John] MLA Peace River North from 1987 to 2001 … because I’m a local, and comOffice: 10104, 100 th St., Fort St. John, BC, V1J 3Y7 ing back to Fort St. John and Phone: (250) 263-0101• Email: Pat.Pimm.MLA@leg.bc.ca seeing it from where it was Website: www.PatPimmMLA.bc.ca to where it is now, it’s really

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Toll Free: 1.877.787.7030 | Phone: 250.787.7030 So long, sweet summer Summer is almost over already. With the way the weather has been, it kind of feels like it’s already gone. I’m trying to think what I’ve done in the past couple of months, and I’m coming up short. It’s not that I haven’t done anything, I’ve done quite a bit, but not as much as I intended. I still haven’t been to Tumbler Ridge or Fort Nelson, and those were my top priority destinations. I guess the reason why is because I’ve been busy. Busy has become my most coveted word lately. If I could use one word to sum up my life that would be it. It used to make me feel proud, like I was accomplishing a lot. But then I stopped to think: am I accomplishing things that actually make me feel proud and happy? Or am I just acomplishing...things? Things that don’t necessarily hold any bearing, or isn’t exactly propelling me in a direction that I want to be in. So, I stopped. I’ve been working on relieving some of the excess weight in my everyday schedule to just enjoy what’s around me. I kind of wish I started this habit about two months ago, maybe then I would have made it to Tumbler’s waterfalls or Fort Nelson’s back country. Well, maybe I still can. I keep forgetting that I’m a fullgrown adult and that September is no loner my deadline for summer vacation. Kyla Corpuz

Canada’s Senate should mirror America’s Senate Dear Editor, Is Stephen Harper heading for the closet - again? This time it’s the Senate, and not knowing what to do about it, what better action than to prorogue Parliament. To be fair, this time it is a lot more complicated. In Bev Oda’s case he was dealing with only one person and a single issue that ended with the Conservative government losing a vote of confidence, and being found in contempt of Parliament. This time at least four Senators are involved, and while he was procrastinating, the matter slipped out of his hands and is now with the RCMP Having admitted to having ‘perused’ Senator Wallin’s spending and expressed an element of comfort with her claims, the optics are not good. The larger issue is the future of the Senate. In its present form the Senate can only stall legislation,

and only for six months. To be truly effective, our Senate needs the same legislative authority as the US Senate, which can propose, amend and defeat legislation, and by being able to do so provide much needed balance to the House of Representatives, which is the equivalent to our House of Commons. The tricky part for Harper is how to handle the process of determining whether we keep the Senate, change the role of the Senate, or eliminate it. Will he acknowledge that we are still a colony and exercise his colonial powers to implement his decision or, will he insist that we are a democracy and let the people decide, by means of a binding national referendum? Trying to unload it onto the courts is completely irrational, and just another cop-out. Andy Thomsen Summerland, BC

Back to school savings for kids It’s that time of year again. With summer winding down and vacations coming to an end, many families are getting ready for the back-to-school season. For kids, this means settling back into the school routine—and for many parents, it means back-toschool shopping. These shopping excursions are a great opportunity to chat about money with your kids. It’s important to teach financial concepts from a young age to help kids learn money management and good financial habits.

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North Peace Airport gets funding for parking upgrades KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – Funding in the tune of $250,000 will be filtered into the North Peace Regional Airport’s parking lot upgrades. Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) provided the grant. “One of the things we know about northern B.C. is that it’s massive. Although it has a lot of economic potential it can be difficult to get people in and out of the region,â€? Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz said NDIT chair Evan Saugstad. “We also know that access MEMBERS FROM THE NORTH PEACE AIRPORT SOCIETY, MAYOR LORI ACKERto global market places is the key factor in any economic MAN AND NDIT CHAIR EVAN SAUGSTAD (FAR RIGHT) AT THE AIRPORT FOR A development initiative, so investment in our airports also $250,000-CHEQUE PRESENTATION helps business development and job creation.â€? Parking and sewer and water upgrades are already under- be a very large project to expand and make better use of the BEFORE YOU way at the airport. The grant provided by NDIT will ensure existing space in the airport. BAG YOUR The grant was announced on Aug. 23. It is part of $5.5 the project meets its full potential. BUCK‌ BUCK ‌ “The economy is booming in the peace region, and that’s million that has been given to various northern projects this year through NDIT. no secret,â€? said Saugstad. Enter our Big 10033 - 9 Street, Street, “We’ve helped create 6,000 jobs and attract more than With two major airlines now servicing the airport, it has Dawson Creek, BC Buck contest created an increase in foot traffic of people flying in and out $1.1 billion in new investment to our region,â€? said Saug250-782-2111 $5/Species of the city. “The rise of demand has also pushed the North stad. “One of the ways we’ve done this is by supporting projects that will continue to pay dividends for years to Peace Airport beyond its capability,â€? said Saugstad. Having sufficient parking will ensure the airport is ac- come.â€? commodating the growth. “Parking upgrades will support  the airport and ultimately the  region’s success,â€? Saugstad  Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic added.  Besides the airport’s park      September is Dental Month! ing upgrades, North Peace   #)&)!&$%' Regional Airport Society  Receive 10%      **   - ### %*    5    chair Fred Jarvis said, there   0AA;?+#.( ,0&%  !*!&$%'("$$##*&##&-*'+# *&$",(# off Dental is still a lot more ground

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“I’m all for recycled stuff, curbside recycling would be handy ... but I do want us to be prepared for strong representation so that we don’t undo the good stuff that we have as well,” Coun. Charlie Parslow said, of no relation to Jeremy. If the Dawson Creek Recycling and Bottle Depot is not chosen by the Province,

Jeremy expects to lose a portion of his business and his staff of 10 to decrease. “We’d still keep operating but we’d have to cut back on staff I guess. There are other things, like we have a bottle depot here, but I could see curbside people just throwing

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their bottles and cans in there as opposed to getting the money,” he said. The centre would still offer the opportunity for noncurbside recyclable items, like paint and electronics to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. “This allows for [communities] to transition to curbside PPP, and I think there’ll be more materials available for collection than there have been in the past...so just some examples of what have been added to the blue box: milk cartons, coffee cups, aerosol containers, plant pots,” Langdon said about the benefits of the plan. After three years, the Stewardship Plan will be reviewed and undergo a consultation process to ensure it’s operating efficiently.

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The plan outlines recommendations for how BC Hydro is expecting to meet the demand for electricity over the next 20 years. According to the ministry, demand is expected to increase 40 per cent in that time frame. There are approximately 4.6 million people living in B.C. and total electricity use in the province is 57,000 gigawatt hours annually. In 20 years, the population is expected to grow to 5.7 million, without conservation measures electricity use is expected to increase to 80,000 gigawatt hours a year. “Predicting how much electricity B.C. will need over the next 20 years is a difficult challenge, particularly with resource industries like liquefied natural gas and mining positioned for the largest expansion since the days of WAC Bennett,” said Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett in the press release. “This is why it is so important for BC Hydro to hear more from First Nations, key stakeholders and the public about our future electricity needs,” he added. The initial draft was released for public consultation in May of last year, the most recent draft has taken into consideration the comments heard from the last consultation period. BC Hydro will hear final comments between Sept. 3 and Oct. 18, in order to re-submit the IRP to government by Nov. 15.

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DAWSON CREEK - Former councillor Bud Powell hopes to make a return to council in the city’s upcoming by-election, Sept. 14. It’s only been two years since Powell has sat on council; he served as a councillor for 12 consecutive years from 1999-2011. Powell chose not to run in the 2011 municipal election because he felt confident in former mayor Mike Bernier’s leadership and the direction council was working towards. He said he has been thinking about running for mayor since Bernier stepped down and finally decided to proceed with the nomination process when no current city councillors wanted the position. “I think the fact that nobody that was running had long-time experience on council and knows the history of why things are the way they are today, and what we’ve done in the past– some good, some bad– and I think a lot more good than bad. Somebody should stand up and be accountable for what went on,” said Powell, on his decision to run. Since being declaring cancer free in 2012, Powell feels a new zest for life and has the energy now to step forward again. Some good things that Powell believes the city has accomplished during his time on council include: the management of the growth Dawson Creek has seen over the last decade, the completion of the Kenn Borek pool, new riding arena and the Encana Events Centre which has led to the city becoming an event destination. Sitting on the Northern B.C. Tourism board and chairing the Alaska Highway Community Society, makes him proud of the tourism industry’s development in the city and city council’s commitment to positioning it as one of the economic drivers in the community. Powell was the recipient of the Walter Smith Visionary Award for Tourism in 2010, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond’s Jubilee medal in 2012. If elected Powell hopes to make planning for long-term financial security, water security and downtown revitalization his three

main priorities, acknowledging that his vote would only be one of seven cast within council chambers. He also hopes to carry on the work council has done concerning sustainability. “I wasn’t always so tuned into sustainability, but I’ve learned over the last few years that it’s so important. We talk about not leaving our children in financial debt, but we better leave them a planet they can live on,” he said. “We’ve had many awards that we’ve got with the city for green initiatives and sustainability and that’s one thing that I don’t want to see dropped ... we can’t just worry about the money, we have to balance the money with good policy and good policy is sustainability,” he added. According to Powell, leadership has always been a part of his character. During his time working for Mobil Oil Canada in 1963, Powell was promoted to lead of his unit in a short time span. He worked for Mobil for 35 years, bringing him to live in Indonesia, Europe and the Middle East. Before retiring, he held the title of head of operations with 600 people reporting to him and working with an annual budget of $110 million. His past experiences have taught him the importance of building consensus and working together towards a common goal. “Building consensus is so important and to get something done anywhere you have to have the support of your workforce and it’s the same in council. I mean it’s very important. You all have your own ideas but you have to spend the time and you have to come out of there with a consensus, that’s the best thing for Dawson Creek,” said Powell. He encourages all those who have questions about his candidacy and his ideas to contact him through Facebook or call at (250) 843-7354, but more so wants citizens to vote on election day. “The main thing is vote ... once they vote then they have the opportunity to come in and complain,” he said.


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D.C. Sr. Canucks to host Montreal Canadiens JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Montreal Canadien Alumni will grace the ice at the Memorial Arena next year, they are scheduled to face off against the Dawson Creek Sr. Canucks in a Hockey’s Greatest Stars game, Feb. 7. Marc Verreault MV Productions, the host company, is doing a western Canadian tour with the alumni players and reached out to the City of Dawson Creek to gauge their interest. City council agreed to enter into a contract with Marc Verreault MV Productions, providing just over $32,000 to host the game with the help of the Sr. Canucks doing the marketing, committee assistance and providing a team to play against the alumni. “I think they’re just going to love it; it’s going to be fun from start to finish,” said Sheldon Wilkinson, president of the Sr. Canucks, about his players. All profits of the event will go towards the Sr. Canuck’s operating expenses, helping them pay for ice rentals and travelling to away games. If not profitable, the City of Dawson Creek will become the financial guarantor and pay all outstanding bills. Coun. Charlie Parslow was not very comfortable with the risk of absorbing the costs should a loss be incurred, and was curious if the city did the same for other organizations. Chief administrative officer, Jim Chute, said that hosting the alumni would be similar to hosting the U-18 Women’s National Championship last year. “Similarly council took on the risk of running that event, used volunteers from Dawson Creek Minor Hockey to supplement staff and the whole profit from the event was distributed to BC Hockey and to D.C. Minor hockey. So yes, we have done this in the past,” Chute said. The roster of alumni has not been announced yet, but Wilkinson said that Gilles Lafleur will likely be coaching. Hockey stars like Chris Chelios and Alex Kovalev have also been known to play on the alumni team. The game will be three periods of 15 minutes, with no slap shots or contact during the game. “We haven’t got a list of who their players will be yet, but I can guarantee that any of their 60-year-old players will give any of our 20-year-old players a run for their money,” said Wilkinson. Under contract, Sr. Canucks players must not be any younger than 35, excluding some of the team’s players. Wilkinson said that their team usually includes players who have ended their junior hockey careers and men in their 50s who still want to play. The game will come towards the end of their

regular season, just before the playoffs start. Wilkinson believes that the event will not distract the team or negatively affect their performance. “I think if anything it will breathe a little life into them. It’s always a tough time for us, because we have a lot of games in February and then playoffs start right away and we play every second night. Getting to hang around some legendary hockey idols from the past will be pretty cool for them for sure, and probably put a little jump in their step,” he said. The Sr. Canucks don’t have a team for 2013/2014 as of yet, but are scheduled to start hosting a free training camp and tryouts in mid-September (the schedule will be posted on their Facebook page at a later date). They are looking to have approximately 25 players for the start of their season in October. The Canucks are also looking for a coach; it’s a paid position and they encourage anyone interested to contact them as soon as possible. “Every one of our players are working members of our community, and it’s not always easy to get a ton of players out to a 9-10 p.m. practice or game. You get home from a road game at 2 a.m. and have to go work 12 hours in the oilfield ... we take as many players as we can initially to try

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Controversial building bylaw should be rescinded: Hadland KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca CHARLIE LAKE – Area C director Arthur Hadland is calling for a controversial building bylaw, that has changed the way many rural residents operate, to be quashed.

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For 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.

dents. “I’ve taken in every meeting so far, the petitions went around here like they are tonight, it’s 98 per cent and 96 per cent [of attendees against the bylaw],” said rural resident Walter Stewart. “The petition going around is saying to get rid of [the bylaw] in its entirety, not pieces and chunks of it, they snuck this bylaw in, and what we’re really worried about it is that [if they revise the bylaw] they are going to sneak the pieces back in. If they want to put it in they should come to the

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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.

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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. 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)

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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.

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

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.

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

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submitted article Eleven of the nineteen Community Conversations meetings have been held in the region to date. Directors have met with community members to discuss upcoming Waste Management Changes, The Building Bylaw and other issues important to the community such as community recreation, road maintenance and industrial traffic. Over 350 people have attended the meetings to date. “Thus far, the meetings have been well attended with valid comments coming forward,” states Karen Goodings, director for Electoral Area “B” and chair of the PRRD. “We are looking forward to hearing from all the communities before further discussion happens”. The Regional Director’s main objective is to listen to the people and bring feed back to the Board table. Regional District staff has also attended the meetings to provide information updates and to answer any questions that may arise.

The next eight Conversations Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm at the Chetwynd Recreation Centre Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm at the McLeod School/ Hall Sept 3 @ 7:00 pm at Cutbank community hall Sept 5 @ 7:00 pm at the Rolla community hall Sept 10 @ 7:00 pm at the Tower Lake community hall Sept 12 @ 6:30 pm at the Dawson Creek Regional District Sept 17 @ 7:00 pm in Baldonnel location TBD still Sept 19 @ 7:00 pm at the Farmington community hall The Community Conversations Discussion notes and meeting schedules are posted on www.prrd.bc.ca or for more information call 250-784-3200 or 1 800 670 7773.

people,” said Stewart. Karen Baker, Area C resident, was concerned that the bylaw was too restricting because it would no longer allow the homeowners to reside in the basement of a half-finished home or their shop while they finish building the rest of their house. “They are doing that for the purpose that fits them, I don’t see why that’s hurting anybody else,” said Baker. Some residents also voiced their discontent with hiring a PRRD building inspector, who the homeowners would be responsible for. “Why should we be responsible for that building inspector to come onto our property? … he’s supposed to be taking care of us,” said Stewart, who was also concerned whether or not the inspector was fit for the job “I know there are farmers here that can build better than our three-month old building inspector … I just don’t understand why we should spend our money the way you people decided [we should] spend it. It’s our money, we work hard for it … and you guys are responsible for zero. What is the benefit of this?” added Stewart. The recently added inspector has a Level 1 certifi-

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cate with 25 years experience in the construction industry, said Simard. The other inspector has a Level 3 certificate (the highest level in B.C.). Some residents at the meeting argued that hiring a regional district inspector is redundant because most of the time homeowners have to finance the house, which already requires hiring several building inspectors to ensure the money-lender that the house is suitable. However Simard said there are still benefits to having an inspector through the regional district. “From the staff level I think the building inspection function is one of those third-party audits that is recognized by the financial industry for meeting codes.” Simard speculates that banks may become stricter when providing mortgages, thus he believes the mandatory regional district inspectors are actually a service to the homeowners. “In the years to come are the banks going to get more rigid and more restrictive in their demands to secure their loan asset? And how will that happen?” He earlier stated: “The mortgage companies enforce the code, well how do people prove that they’ve met the code? It’s a service that we provide that is generally recognized.” Community Conversations for feedback on the bylaw will be held until mid-September.


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Enform encourages new safety practices as industry evolves KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – An industry safety company is expanding its presence in B.C., and particularly Fort St. John with a message about the ever-changing oil and gas sector and its safety practices. “So what we are doing moving forward is helping companies understand that as you move forward in technology, we also need to embrace the change in our process safety

and that’s particularly true in this part of the world,” said Enform president and CEO Cameron MacGillivray. “As a company we represent the whole industry sector,” said MacGillivray, adding that Enform is a non-profit organization. In the north fracing has become a practice to produce natural gas. The technology around fracing has evolved in the last decade with the rise in high-pressure wells, multiple frac pads and deep wells being drilled, said MacGillivray. “It’s a more complex system than we are used to, when you deal with more complex systems there’s more require-

ments for process safety, not only your individual practices: wear your PPE, safety glasses—but what are the processes you use to manage those interactions?” Enform has evolved their safety teachings to include process safety, which involves individual human safety, and understanding the controls that will help the system protect against human error. “A lot of what we do in the safety world is help [company] people get trained and meet their safety requirements,” said MacGillivray, adding that safety culture is another element they are emphasizing in their teachings.

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Reading club wraps up with big numbers JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Local youth were wild about reading this summer, collectively reading tens of thousands of books during the Dawson Creek Library’s Summer Reading Club. Local children’s librarian, Pam Morris, said they gave out 591 reading journals this year. Considering several

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youth read more than 100 books this summer and received two booklets, Morris estimates that the club had 585 participants. She believes this is one of the highest numbers the program has ever seen. “I don’t know if we kept all our numbers in the past, but I think it’s got to be close to being a record number,” she said. Her goal for the program was to register 500 young readers, which was accomplished well before half the summer was over. This summer approximately 100 participants made it to the coveted 100-books-read wall. Next year Morris hopes for bigger numbers. “I’d like to see more get to 100, or more get to 50 even. We still had a good number that were still on the start board. People get busy in the summer, people register and they have good intentions and they may be reading, but they just don’t get back in. My big goal for next year is to try and get more kids off the start board,” said Morris. The start board is where participants start their Summer Reading Club journey; readers have not read any more then ten books when on the Start Board. On Aug. 23, the Summer Reading Club came to a close with their annual pizza party. The event was free and also featured an ice cream sundae bar. The library’s first Teen Challenge also ended. Morris said that while she only had a few participants during the summer, they were all very enthusiastic. She hopes to do the challenge again, or at least introduce another program to spike the interest and involvement of local teens. “I didn’t know what to expect; teens are a hard group to get them to participate in some of the stuff at the library, it’s hit and miss ... It’s hard to get them excited about anything when there’s all these other things that they could be doing, so we’re always looking for ideas and we’re always looking to improve,” Morris said. Throughout the summer, readers had the opportunity to win prizes for their reading accomplishments and make

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Photo Jill Earl The Dawson Creek Public Library was filled with readers celebrating their reading accomplishments with pizza and ice cream, Aug. 23.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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.

crafts such as tribal masks and necklaces and safari hats, keeping with their Wild About Reading theme. The program also hosted a well-received carnival day, puppet show in the park, and movie night during the summer. By the end of the summer, the library gave out approximately 435 slices of pizza during their lunch wrap up, gave away 162 prizes and went through eight buckets of ice cream. “I think it’s been a really great summer, we’ve had lots of fun, we’ve had lots of positive feedback from parents and some kids, that they’re excited to come and can’t wait to get here,” said Morris, adding that she’s open to suggestions for next year but will not start planning for another several months. “We’re kind of sad, but happy, too. It’s a lot of work, but we have a lot of fun,” she said about the bittersweet ending to another reading club. Morris thanks Hannah Anderson and the rest of the library’s paiges and teen workers for helping to make the program a success.

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.

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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 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

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Photo Jill Earl Art students enjoyed a variety of themed weeks this summer, including last week’s pirate theme.

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Photo Jill Earl Young artists focus on painting during this summer’s art classes.

Summer art classes end, but creativity to continue in fall JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Summer art classes have come to a close at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, but coordinators already have an exciting list of classes ready for fall. Children’s art class coordinator and instructor, Daneka Hussey, said that her students had the opportunity to draw, paint, mould, build and sculpt during the summer; fall and winter classes will allow them to do the same. Their classes run after school Monday to Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are open to children ages six to 14 for most of the regular school year. “It pretty much runs until we start the summer program because, why not? The kids like it and it gives them something to do after school,” Hussey said. This September, Monday classes are scheduled to explore working with mixed media. Tuesdays are scheduled to work with different types of paint. Students will be building 3D objects on Wednesdays, and Thursdays are reserved for art sampling, which gives students a little taste of everything. Hussey said that she has seen student enrollment steadily increasing since she started with the gallery in 2011. Since January, she’s had approximately 350 students and many of the weekly summer camps reached their maximum of 20 students. “It’s becoming more popular every year, especially as younger siblings of the kids grow up and they can enter the class because of course, our youngest is six, so when their four-year-old little brother turns six, then they tend to come. Also, the younger kids as they grow up, they stay in the older classes,” said Hussey. “I’ll have a specific group of winter students and then I have completely different students in the summer and some of them come back for weeks on end and I won’t see them again until the next summer,” she adds. The nine weeks of children’s summer art classes had participants explore art through a variety of different mediums with fun themes leading their projects. This year’s themed weeks included: Blast from the Past (hippy themed), Once

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On Thursday, August 22, 2013, 300 head of cattle went through our ring D1 - D2 Cows 70.00-79.00 D3 - D4 Cows 65.00-70.00 Holstein Cows N/A Heiferettes 85.00-90.00 Bologna Bulls 85.00-90.00 Feeder Bulls 88.00-92.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Good Bred Heifers N/A Milk Cows N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus:

128.00-132.00 135.00-140.00 145.00-150.00 148.00-152.00 150.00-155.00 152.00-156.00 180.00-185.00 N/A

Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers

122.00-125.00 125.00-130.00 135.00-138.00 135.00-140.00 138.00-142.00 144.00-148.00 145.00-150.00 N/A

Next Regular Sale - Thursday, August 29th

For more information call: Dale Plotnikow (250) 262-3555

Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd.

DAWSON CREEK AUCTION ‘MILE ZERO CITY’

Dawso 301-116th Ave. Dawson Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek Office: 301-116th 250-782-3766 VJV Main Office: 403-783-5561 Cattle Sales, Don Fessler: 250-719-5561 Fax: 250-782-6622 D

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COMMUNITY Toll Free: 1.877.787.7030 | Phone: 250.787.7030

UPCOMING Fort St. John • Sept. 7: Grand Opening of the BC Police Barracks & Paddy Carroll Peck Cabin at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum from 1 pm to 4 pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. with presentations about the buildings to follow. At 3:15 p.m there will be a film about the BC Police Barrack relocation.For more information about this event please contact Heather at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum at 250-787-0430, or email fsjnpmuseum@ fsjmail.com. • 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

ONGOING Fort St. John

• Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920

for the Fort St. John SPCA. There will be prizes, vendors and activities for children and pets! • Sept. 14: “Ladies: You are Invited: Beth Moore “Living Proof Live” Simulcast @ the North Peace MB Church, 10816 106 St. Check www.npmbchurch.com for more information” • Sept. 14: 4th Annual Zombie Walk at Centennial Park, 4 p.m. Please bring donations for the food bank. We will be walking to the Aurora Cinema for zombie movies around 5 p.m. • Jan. 18 and Mar, 15, 2014: Campfire Cowboy Nights at the Fort St. John Legion at 6 p.m.

Dawson Creek

Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348

• The 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.

Dawson Creek

• Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Health Unit, Dawson Creek. • Mile 0 Quilt Guild meets every Tuesday and 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.

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• 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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• Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to, phone 788-9658 or 788-1100

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• Sept. 3: Free screening of “Treasured Chronicles” of the South Peace in the meeting room at the Better at Home office in the Co-op Mall at 1:30 p.m. • Sept. 10: Service Canada will give a presentation and answer all your questions about Federal programs without having to go through the telephone maze. Sponsored by Seniors’ Access. All are welcome – the young and the not so young. Space is limited. In the Seniors’ Access office in the Coop mall (next door to Sears). Starts at: 1.30 p.m. • Oct. 5: Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at D.C. Curling Club 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Fundraiser for Better at Home.

250-785-5151

• 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.

Taylor

• Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA) meetings every second Tuesday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7 p.m. For info: Bob at 250-789-9152 or 250-787-5802.


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Enform

Continued from Page 14. An example is understanding the value that senior management has on their staff and how that has a correlation in preventing incidences that happen on the field. MacGillivray was in Fort St. John on

Aug. 20, he is based out of Calgary. “Part of what we want to do is let the industry and public know what we are doing.” Enform will be building its presence in Fort St. John, adding offices and partnering in safety seminars, such as one coming up in September. There is currently one Enform representative in Fort St. John: Rick Newlove.

AUTUMN FESTIVAL & TRACTOR RODEO Sun., September 08, 2013 • 10am to 5pm Featuring Vintage Tractors and Equipment Lunch BBQ Pig • Lunch $10.00 Events Live Music • Craft Show & Sale • Lard Rendering Horse Drawn Wagon Rides • Sauerkraut Making Demos

Demonstrations & Vintage Tractor Activities Cross Cut Log Sawing • Balancing on the Tractor Teeter Totter Drive Belt Alignment to Threshing Machine Wagon Backing Slow Race & more Various Other Oldtime Activities

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CLASSIFIEDS Peace Lutheran Church in Fort St. John is seeking a

FULL-TIME PARISH ASSISTANT This position will fulfill the roles of office administrator, bookkeeper and youth worker. Please contact Pastor Dibaba for copy of job description, salary information or to discuss your position.

Phone 250-785-2718 or Email: kfdibaba@yahoo.ca

WALK COORDINATOR The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch is looking for an energetic and outgoing person who is well connected to the community of Fort St John to coordinate the 2103 Ft St John KIDNEY WALK. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be creative, organized and able to work independently and in conjunction with a volunteer committee. This is a four week position starting immediately and ending Sept 27, 2013. Please contact Barb Valentine at 1.800.567.8112 Ext 228 or barbarav@kidney.bc.ca

HELP WANTED Local real estate appraisal firm seeks a motivated self-starter to take on the challenging position of receptionist/administrator. McDonald Appraisals is a local firm that has served the Peace River/Fort Nelson area for several decades. We are a firm of professionals that is involved in the appraisal of all types of real estate. As the receptionist/administrator, your duties would include reception, interacting with clients, report typing, filing, basic accounting and banking and general administrative secretarial duties. We are seeking a talented individual with previous administrative/ secretarial training including experience with the MS Office suite as well as strong computer skills. Please reply in confidence, including salary expectation, to Box 6576, Fort St John, BC V1J 4J1 or email us at mcdonapp@awink.com.

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Sterling Management Services Ltd. has for rent Bach, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Townhouses & Duplexes Fort St John Dawson Creek Commercial Space For Lease/Rent Brandt: 9907-100th Ave 2500 sq ft retail retail or office Endicotte: 9512-100 Street 1533 sq ft retail or office Yenkana: Shop space 3000 sq ft TD Bank: upstairs office space 1323 sq ft Call Rob for viewing, rates and details - 250-785-2829 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL

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. 08/29 FOR HIRE

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

Bills Books & Bargains. We buy your collectables, Adult Magazines, Books and coins. Open 12 pm to 7pm Mon to Sat. Phone 250-7852660 TFN 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 @ 250-775-1963 or Shirley Bontron @ 250775-1051 08/29 MASSAGE

Nim’s Thai Massage. Great Stress Relief for your Therapeutic wellbeing. Call 250-793-2335 08/29

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Annual General Meeting along with the

Community Living Awards Gala at The Lido on September 19, 2013. Doors will be open at 5:30pm.

Please contact the FSJACL Office for more information at (250) 787-9262.

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CLASSIFIEDS 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, fishing, 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.

FOR SALE

28.74 acres, 2784 sq. ft. house. Excellent water well, sub dividable, access to West By-pass.

Great for shop. 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.

10575 - 244 Road. Phone: 250-785-3884

HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR New Full Time Permanent Position

Boreal Eline, a division of BonneƩ ’s Energy Corp. is an extremely busy oilĮeld services company that has developed a reputaƟon for delivering excellent results and have become recognized industry leaders in our core service areas! We are looking for some commiƩed, high performing individuals who seek opportuniƟes for change and growth to join our growing Eline team! Boreal Eline is currently looking for experienced Operators and Supervisors for their Fort St. John, BC and Grande Prairie, AB locaƟons. QualiĮed candidates should possess a Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement, a clean driver’s abstract and current H2S and First Aid cerƟĮcates. Pump down experience is an asset. Pre-employment tesƟng is in eīect. If you are a safety-oriented individual looking to join a dynamic growth oriented oilĮeld service company, we would like to hear from you. We oīer a great working environment, a compeƟƟve salary and percentage paid bonus plan, a comprehensive beneĮts package, and a company matching RRSP plan. Please send your resume (indicaƟng job Ɵtle and locaƟon) and driver’s abstract to: Human Resources at hr@bonneƩsenergy.com or fax to 780-532-4811.

We thank all that apply; only those under consideraƟon for the posiƟon will be contacted.

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.

View job description at: www.fortnelsonfirstnation.org


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