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Pending water development bylaw impacts developers By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Currently the City and by extension the taxpayers are financing the full cost of infrastructure associated with new growth and development, but a new bylaw could mean developers inheriting that responsibility. The Water Development Cost Charge Bylaw is still awaiting completion by city staff and approval by city council, if implemented developers would have to take on a portion of water infrastructure costs associated with their projects. The bylaw would provide funding for future waterwork infrastructure over the next 20 years, which was estimated to be approximately $14,490,000 by Kerr Wood Leidal Engineering in March 2011; with the bylaw in place the city

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could recover approximately $12,557,058. The Development Cost Charge Bylaw would only be used to raise capital funding for growth related investments, and could not be used for utility fees, maintenance, renewal and repairs of existing infrastructure. As an assist factor is required for this type of bylaw by the Local Government Act, council decided at their Aug. 20 meeting to set the assist factor at 20 per cent for year one, dropping to 10 per cent for year two and subsequent years. The assist factor is the City’s contribution towards the cost for projects attributed to new development. “The 20 per cent was looking at similar communities with programs out there, it seems to be a fairly common number. Somewhere in that early stages a



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FORT ST. JOHN – The Altona Road will be fully paved by mid-September. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Transportation announced a slew of road projects—Altona was one of them, but they were only slated for dust control. “When the gravel program was announced, that was a big plus and everybody was happy about it. Of course they [Altona] wanted to have a paved road,” said MLA for Peace River North Pat Pimm. Pimm and the Ministry of Transportation revisited the Altona area after realizing they had saved nearly $2 million on the original road upgrades. The money saved was then used on the contract to put down a hard surface on the Altona Road. “[It] just so happened that this year with all the capital projects going on … we saved a little bit of money on the combination of all those projects, and with that extra money we were able to go out and do this hard surfacing,” said Pimm. The road spans 8.6 kilometres. It stretches from the 101 Prespatou Road to the 196 Altona Loop Road, which Pimm said was in need of its finishing touches. “The Altona Road is a very major road that a lot of the farming community lives on that road,” Pimm said. “When the weather got nasty you’d almost have to tow vehicles through … it was just a very, very poor road.” The road will be bedded with Geo-textile and gravel with double chip seal sealcoat as a hard road surface. He added that the residents of Altona lobbied for the surfacing. In the August 16 and 23, 2012 editions of this “I first heard it from the publication, Northeast News printed in error an residents about a year ago advertisement for Xplornet internet services that is only when they started a major push for getting this to happen out available in Eastern Ontario. This offer is not there, and this is huge for that available in British Columbia. Northeast News and area, it really is,” said Pimm. Xplornet Communications Inc. apologize for any “We’re very happy to do it.” The Altona Road announceinconvenience this may have caused. The correct ment was made on Aug. 21. advertisement appears beside this notice.


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Workers for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in Dawson Creek represented by the BCGEU staged a one-day strike along with government employees from four other communities Aug. 20.

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about $130 million a year, our contract, one per cent for us is $12 By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Direct government employees represent- million, so even if they gave us three per cent, which we think ed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and would be fair, 3.5 per cent maybe, that’s no where near what the Professional Employees Association in the city took action we could generate just by opening the stores on Sundays. They over expired contracts and dormant negotiations Aug. 20, stag- could take the extra and put it somewhere else, do something Children’s Wear • Bedding & Bath • New Age Wellness ing a 24-hour strike outside of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and with health, education, settle other contracts,” said Joaquin. Cooperative gains suggested by the province include a health Natural Resource Operations office on 17th Street. 10040-100 Street, Fort St John, BC V1J 3Y4 • 250-263-9996 The MFLNRO also saw employees from Burns Lake, Nelson, advice website, and a program called Lean Technology that Cranbook and Prince George strike last Monday; union mem- identifies efficiencies within government. Joaquin says that the bers from the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Children BCGEU is on board with both of those ideas but ultimately feel and Family Development, and Service BC in Prince George also that more could be done. New Shipment of Crystals! “We’re onboard with both of them but we’re saying that there went on strike. Approximately 461 BCGEU members in the five can be more then that, and they’re saying, ‘no there can’t’… participating communities walked the picket lines. The BCGEU staged two other strikes earlier this summer, one Benefits were on the table and we’d like to see some improveon July 3 targeting the Liquor Distribution Branch sites in Van- ments in benefits, whether we’ll couver, Victoria and Kamloops and the other on Aug. 7 striking be able to get there this round at the MFLNRO, the Ministries of Labour, Agriculture, Heath remains to be seen. Our three and Environment in Surrey, Kelowna, Campbell River and 100 priorities were wages, employment security and benefits,” Mile House. “By staging these targeted strikes throughout the province, said Joaquin. With moose hunting season fast approaching, Teck would like to She says that the union is there’s five of them going on today, four of them going on two weeks ago -and it will ramp up significantly once we hit Sep- prepared to escalate job action remind outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who may be unfamiltember- we’re trying to get their attention to say, come back to come September if negotiations iar with the Quintette property to please respect the No Shoot the table, talk to us, we want to deal, we just want a fair one… continue to stall, though essenBoundary outlined in this map. The boundary is designed with We’re hoping that these types of things will get their attention tial services such as fire protecand they’ll reconsider and come back to the table,” said Lori Joa- tion will not be impacted. everyone’s safety in mind as there are ongoing activities related “We don’t really want to disquin, chair of the administrative services component of BCGEU to the proposed reopening of the Quintette mine taking place on rupt the public anymore then and member of the provincial executive board. According to Joaquin, negotiations started in January and con- we have to I suppose. If we site and workers are active in the area. tracts ended in March, effecting approximately 25,000 people target a really big site that does province-wide. The government has made three unsuccessful a lot of work with the public, Please contact Ray Proulx with any questions or concerns at offers to the Union, offering them a 3.5 per cent raise over two we know that’s going to have years. In their last contract the BCGEU agreed to three years an impact on the public, so it 1.877.544.3824 or drop by the Tumbler Ridge office. Thank you of stagnant wages, and this time are looking for a 3.5 per cent may come to that. I think we’re for your continued support. wage increase in the first year and a cost of living increase in still looking at just one day here Fl at b or there, but we’re trying not the second. d “We haven’t had a raise since April 1 of 2009…what we’re to impact anybody except the asking for isn’t a huge increase, we’re just looking at over the government,” she said. cost of living, basically,” Joaquin said. Bearhole Lake Park She says that the BCGEU 7-20 has made some suggestions to add to the general revenue of the province, a portion of which they suggest to be used k for their pay increase. 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is a need for housing, but also that “there are definite moveWong said the challenges seniors face are not only felt in By Kyla Corpuz northeastern B.C., but across the country. “Some of the issues FORT ST. JOHN – “For the first time the rate of growth for ments in positive ways” to address those issues. On Aug. 27, Pimm, Mayor Lori Ackerman and Coun. Bruce are more related to provinces and territories, for example, the the senior population has surpassed the rate of growth biologically—I mean there are more seniors than babies born,” said Christensen and Larry Evans got together for the official open- housing needs for seniors and also aging at a home.” ing of Heritage Manor three, which was completed this past Zimmer said though there are still advancements that need to federal Minister of State for seniors Alice Wong. be worked on for seniors in the north, “the biggest message is And with the influx of the aging population, providing spring. that we care about our seniors.” sufficient home care for seniors has There are a number of ways the become a growing challenge for the federal government is conveying north. that message, said Wong. Wong visited the Peace Lutheran She mentioned a “one stop” webapartments, Seniors Citizen Hall and site that is still being updated but Peace Villa in Fort St. John on Aug. has information that all seniors can 20 to hear concerns from local seniors. turn to: “Specifically they are looking “My purpose is to have a focus at housing,” said Wong. “Even for on encouraging our seniors to stay younger people who want to work informed,” said Wong. here, housing seems to have create a Leahy said Wong’s visit was a challenge.” reminder of what is available for The chair for SONS Jean Leahy said seniors. “There are programs availeven with the Peace Villa Residential able to help people stay in their own Care built, it still does not suffice for homes, you know, there are grants the amount of people who need longavailable to do construction work term care. to make it accessible, if you need a “Well you know something, our new roof to make it more live-able, care home is full,” said Leahy. there are grants that you can have “There are people in the hospital access to.” that has been assessed for long term Elder abuse was another topic care, the same situation is in Dawson that Wong addressed when she visCreek, so we obviously need more ited the Seniors Hall. long term care beds, and SONS has “She talked about elder abuse and known that for some time.” Kyla Corpuz the programs that they’re trying to Leahy said that the Peace Villa no MP Bob Zimmer, Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong and David Callahan, manager of Residential Care-North get in place for that,” said Leahy. longer had vacancy by the second day Peace. Wong visited the Peace Villa on Aug. 20. “Asking the bankers to watch it opened. to see if there are some people’s North Peace MLA Pat Pimm said Heritage Manor three is not assisted living, but Ackerman money that are moving, or who’s moving it. Sometimes the North Peace Senior Housing Society is currently working on revamping the old care home into additional space for senior said this facility is the type of affordable housing needed by power of attorneys are not always so honest—and that’s conresidents in Fort St. John. sidered elder abuse, or a family member could even do that.” housing. “Twenty per cent of Fort St. John’s residents are in need of Leahy said after meeting with Wong, SONS will be writing to “The care home was just turned over to the North Peace Senior Society, and they’re looking to put more units in that as affordabl housing options, so projects like Heritage Manor three the Ministry of State for seniors regarding a national home care program, which sets standards for home care across the country. well. And they’re looking at putting more units in a complex reduce that demand.” But the challenges don’t stop there. SONS was created because they knew there was a “desperate that they’re going to build from scratch.” “Well our problem here is that there are not enough homec- shortage” of beds. They began to lobby for long term care beds, MP for Prince George-Peace River Bob Zimmer said, “We are trying our best to address those needs that are there. And are workers,” said Leahy. “And everybody agrees that keeping more home care workers, support workers and ensuring that people in their home as long as possible is the best route, but care homes had an atmosphere of a real home as much as posstill, we have a long ways to go but we’re trying.” sible, “because this is their home for the last years of their life.” He said the completion of the Peace Villa illustrates that there you have to have help.”

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Truckers help drive B.C.’s economy OPINION-EDITORIAL By Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure It can be easy to forget amid the activity of our day-today lives the extent to which the trucking industry directly impacts each and every one of us here in British Columbia. From the food on our tables to the many other products we rely on daily, none of it would be possible without the efforts of the hard-working men and women of B.C.’s trucking industry. Truckers in B.C. are the backbone of the provincial economy, and once a year, as part of National Trucking Week, we take time to celebrate the outstanding workforce that helps drive B.C.’s economy. More than 29,000 British Columbians work in the trucking industry, which generates approximately $2 billion annually in revenues in B.C. Virtually every part of our economy depends on the trucking industry - oil and gas, forestry, mining and agriculture, just to name a few. The trucking industry plays a vital role in connecting our province with intercontinental and international trading partners, and ensuring British Columbia’s competitive position in the global marketplace. New and emerging markets in Asia are providing B.C. with jobs and opportunities throughout the province, and truckers play a crucial role in getting goods to market and supporting our position as Canada’s Pacific Gateway. As part of the BC Jobs Plan, our goal is to boost domestic, cross-border and global export opportunities, bring new investment into all regions of the province, accelerate job creation and grow revenues which support B.C. families. The British Columbia Trucking Association plays a key role in helping us achieve these goals. Truckers contribute valuable input on the safety of roads


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and highways. Promoting a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible trucking industry, and raising awareness about the key contributions made by commercial vehicle operators, remains a priority for our government. We look forward to continuing to develop positive working relationships with our industry partners, including the B.C. Trucking

Association. I am proud to officially proclaim Sept. 2 to 8, 2012 as National Trucking Week in B.C., to recognize B.C. truckers for the important contribution they make to our economy and for the vital role they play in our everyday lives.

Honouring Those Who Are Making A Difference In Our Communities

Prince George-Peace River MP Report By Bob Zimmer, MP This summer I have travelled throughout the riding, meeting with constituents, taking part in a number of community events, and accompanying the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification), the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) during their recent visits to our region. And, in what has been a highlight for me over these past few months, I have had the privilege of honouring a number of our local residents with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. As you may know, this year marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne as the Queen of Canada. To recognize this remarkable event, the federal government has introduced several initiatives to honour the Queen’s reign, service and dedication to our country, as well as to celebrate Canadian achievements over the past 60 years. One of these initiatives is the year-long awarding of the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Administered by the office of the Governor General of Canada, this commemorative medal is a way for Canadians to honour Her Majesty for her service to our country. At the same time, it serves as recognition for those hard-working Canadians who make significant contributions to our communities. So far this year, I have presented 15 deserving Northeastern BC residents with this incredible honour. In May, several ceremonies were held in which I presented medals to Fort St. John residents Larry and Neil Evans, Dawson Creek residents Paul Gevatkoff and Tim Love, Tumbler Ridge residents Dr. Charles Helm and Rose Colledge, and Prince George resident Sheldon Clare. In June, Captain Ben Lippers of Fort St. John and Rose Prairie resident Mike King received their medals. On Canada Day, Prince George residents Dr. Gail Fondahl, Susan Scott, Bruce Sutherland, and Baljit Sethi were honoured in front of a crowd at Fort George Park. And in August, Fort St. John resident Lori Slater and Dawson Creek resident Connie Patterson each received their med-

als in separate ceremonies. Whether it is through their commitment to public service, volunteer work, fundraising for charities, or raising our region’s profile both nationally and internationally, each of these individuals has, in his or her own way, made significant contributions to their communities and to our region. There is still plenty of time to nominate an individual from our region who you believe is deserving of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and I am looking forward to presenting more of these medals throughout the rest of the year. To be eligible for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, an person must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; must have made a significant contribution to a particular region here at home or abroad; and, must have been alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne (the medal can be awarded posthumously). To recommend someone, residents can contact my office at or 1-855-767-4567. • 9909-100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y4 • Phone toll free 1-877-787-7030 • Phone: 250-787-7030 • Fax: 250-787-7090 Email: • • • • 1509B Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 1Z9 • Phone: 250-782-7060 • Fax: 250-782-7066 •

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Internet voting for BC long overdue to modernize elections Dear Editor, I am pleased that the B.C. government has asked the province’s election officials to examine the potential for Internet voting in provincial and municipal elections. I would also like to acknowledge Premier Christy Clark for

leading this initiative. Modernizing B.C.’s electoral process was one of the key promises she made when she became Premier and long overdue. Low voter turnout has become an increasingly apparent issue in provincial and municipal elections. Internet voting has the

potential to increase the number of voters who take part in the process and that can only be good for democracy. June Chen, Coquitlam, BC

The myths of a better Fort St. John will diminish with Site C Dear Editor, If I can play a significant role in stopping the unnecessary Site C Dam it would be the most important and rewarding challenge of my 65 year old family farm life for the betterment of sus-

tainable livelihoods for generations to come in the Peace River country. I believe the dam can be terminated working with the fine people and directors of the Peace Valley Environmental Association.

The myths for the betterment of Fort St. John would soon be diminished as was W.A.C. Bennett Dam for Hudson’s Hope. Nick Parsons, Farmington, BC

Can we afford to flood 100 km of productive valley bottom land ? Dear Editor, re costs of Site C-Aug 16-12 In a recent letter to your paper, a BC Hydro spokesman argues that Site C would provide a cost effective source of electricity in spite of the much lower capital cost of construction of a natural gas alternative. One can not assume that the only major costs of Site C are in

relation to construction. When one figures in the long term costs of servicing the 8 billion dollar plus debt, losses of productive agricultural and forestry lands, fisheries and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities etc, Site C definitely looses out in the financial comparisons. In light of the recent mid term timber supply review, perhaps someone might want to crank the figures on what would be the

current value of that once very productive timber producing land that is lost forever under Williston reservoir. Can we really afford to flood another 100 km of productive valley bottom land behind the proposed Site C dam? Is this another debt we are prepared to leave future generations? Ross Peck, Hudson’s Hope BC

David Black has full support for $13 Billion oil refinery in Kitimat Dear Editor, Media mogul David Black has my full support for his proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery near Kitimat to process heavy oil from the Enbridge pipeline. I’ve had the same idea myself. Why should we let the Asian countries buy our Canadian crude oil and refine it for their markets when we could add value by refining it here in BC and shipping them the finished product? This is a strategy that would create local jobs for our own citizens and address the environmental concerns around oil tankers travelling in BC’s coastal waters.

I know for a fact that Alberta wants to do this because I worked on a project in East Edmonton (a stone’s throw from the refineries in Fort Saskatchewan) that would have seen it become a reality. And as long as Enbridge meets the conditions and standards set out by the Premier, moving heavy oil from Alberta through a pipeline would be a heck of a lot better than shipping it by rail or truck. That’s why BC should be working with Alberta on exactly the kind of joint interprovincial venture David Black is proposing, a venture that would bring value-added tertiary oil refining to BC

along with the heavy oil pipeline.

Shipping gasoline, jet fuel and other refined oil products by

tanker is just as practical as shipping crude oil and lot safer from

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First responders celebrate enactment of “intrusive” Bill been on these cocktails, just in case … and it’s By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – It’s official, first respond- not only [hard on] your system it’s mentally ers are now able to test individuals who they hard on you and your family,” said Burrows. BC Fire Chief Association and the suspect have a communicable disease without International Association of Fire Fighters of their consent. This comes in the form of the controversial BC lobbied to push the legislation through. However, while government and first Bill 39, the Emergency Intervention Disclosure responders supported the Bill, B.C.’s Act. To mark this milestone, fire fighters from Information and Privacy Commissioner Taylor, Charlie Lake and Fort St. John as well Elizabeth Denham found the piece of legislaas the Fort St. John RCMP and paramedics tion to be “invasive” to one’s privacy. “Bill 39 subjects individuals to a process of received a plaque with Bill 39 outlined on it testing for disease that is highly privacy invafrom MLA Pat Pimm. “This is a very important piece of legislation sive while providing little to no demonstrable in regards to our own safety,” said Fort St. John benefit to the emergency responder,” Denham wrote to the Minister of Labour Margaret fire chief Fred Burrows. Before the bill’s enactment, if first respond- MacDiarmid. “Removing an inidivual’s right to control ers were exposed to a patient’s bodily fluids that was suspected of carrying a disease like their bodily integrity is the most intrusive form Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B or HIV, they had to get of privacy infringement.” She noted in her letter that the bill is not permission from the patient to test them. “But with this bill, it kind of protects our necessary. “While there are other provinces in families as well as us, so that we do have an Canada that have adopted similar legislation, avenue where we can get this [patients bodily the necessity for Bill 39 no longer exists,” fluids] checked out,” said John TeBulte with because first responders already take proactive the Fort St. John ambulance. “And if we are steps to protect themselves. “…universal pre-exposure protocals call for contaminated by somebody’s blood then we emergency responder to take such precautions can again, put the wheels in motion.” First responders are in constant risk of as vaccinations as well as wearing personal exposing themselves to bodily fluids that carry protective equipment (i.e. appropriate gloves) and clothing,” she wrote. a disease, said Pimm. Adding, that even with the Bill, a first “The nature of your work means that you’re at higher risk of coming into contact with the responder who has been exposed would likely bodily fluids of other people, the people that have to wait several weeks before they receive test results. you help.” “By the time an applicant obtains those TeBulte has been in that position. Fortunately, the patient was not positive for any communi- results, he or she will be several weeks into their post-exposure treatment.” cable diseases. Denham wrote this letter when Bill 39 was However, that’s not always the case. “In my partner’s case the person was tabled. Despite her request for the legislation to screaming in pain and splashed blood in [my be withdrawn, local first responders celebrated partner’s] face and [my partner] had acne, so the bill’s passing on Aug. 22 at the Fort St. there was a break in their skin, and this per- John fire hall. son [patient] was Hepatitus C positive,” said TeBulte, adding that the patient “voluntarily” disclosed his disease. “But in some cases people don’t like to disclose that—or in cases where they can’t talk due to their injuries or sickness.” Prior to the passing of Bill 39, if a first responder found Medical Infrared Thermography is coming to himself in the above situation, Fort St. St. John Fort John,September June 11 & 14 12& 15 where they couldn’t test if the Dawson Creek September 13 & 14 to do Breast Thermal Images to do Breast Thermal Images. patient was carrying a disease Images are read by Board Certified they had to take post-treatment. Thermographers Thermographers. It is more commonly known as a cocktail of drugs to ward off anything the patient may have had—“just in case”. Visit “I know for a fact that some or call 250-596-9119 to schedule an appointment of the ambulance people have

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Dawson Creek submits response supporting carbon tax By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- City council will have their input on the carbon tax considered during Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s review of the tax throughout the remainder of the year. Falcon announced the review with the 2012 provincial budget last February, he invited the public to make written submissions to be included in the review in July and will be accepting responses until Aug. 31. Councillors met on Aug. 8 for a workshop discussing the tax and the City’s submission to the minister. Though some councillors don’t approve of the carbon tax, they all agreed it was neces-

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sary to have input in the review. “We just had that discussion, and a lot of information that went around the table from councillors points of view was that if there is going to be a carbon tax, we want to identify where that money was going,” said Mayor Mike Bernier. “The carbon tax isn’t going anywhere…so it’s best to have a voice,” said Coun. Shaely Wilbur. Together council came up with two recommendations for the minister’s consideration, one being that if the carbon tax revenue increases in 2013 they propose the extra revenue go towards protecting low-income and vulnerable British Columbians. In their letter to Falcon, they suggest possibly expanding the existing low-income tax credit or implementing programs that decrease the amount of carbon tax vulnerable British Columbians have to pay. The City would also like to see any additional revenues from the carbon tax go towards investing in emissions reduction projects. “This could include investing in transit infrastructure or other municipal projects (such as a grant program to upgrade municipal facilities or neighbourhood scale renewable energy projects), or reinvesting in sectors where the carbon tax may create a competitive disadvantage with other jurisdictions (e.g., agriculture),” the City’s letter to the minister read. Councillors also support the carbon tax being implemented for all greenhouse gases that could be accurately measured and

recognize that the tax will likely have to be increased, but remain undecided about what should happen to the tax in 2013. To help facilitate discussion during their workshop, council called upon the Pembina Institute to help them reach a decision. “It is always important, from a council perspective, to reach out to people who have a lot of background and expertise on different issues to help facilitate the discussion before we make a decision,” Bernier said. The carbon tax was implemented in B.C. in 2008 and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by applying tax to almost all fossil fuel purchases. The Province hopes that the tax will result in reduced fuel consumption and the development of new greener technologies. The tax rate was initially set at $10 per tonne of emissions, rising by $5 per tonne per year, this July it reached $30 per tonne. The Ministry says there are no further increases planned at this time. This year the projected revenue for the tax is approximately $1.17 billion, revenues are used for personal income tax cuts, corporate tax cuts, low-income tax credits and the Northern and Rural Homeowner Benefit; none of the revenues fund government spending. The review that Falcon is conducting will include revenue neutrality and the impact on B.C. businesses with special attention to food producers. Results of the review will be considered for changes to the tax included in the 2013 budget.

the existing population would accrue any benefits from the water system, roads is another matter,” Parslow said. Registration September 7 at 6:30 pm • Cost $75.00 Parslow was also concerned that the assist percentages deContinued from Front. termined would be a benchmark for possible future developCoun. Charlie Parslow proposed an amendment to the ment cost charges like roads and sewage. The expected start recommendation, suggesting that the assist factor should be date for the water bylaw, if it is passed would be 2014, allowset at 10 per cent in year one, and dropped to five per cent ing for a year grace period. in year two and subsequent years. Municipal assist at 20 per The City met with developers and builders last June to disExhibition Home Games cent would leave developers with a charge of $3,150 when cuss the proposed cost charges; according to city staff debuilding a single family home, that bill would rise to $3,543 velopers expressed concern. Chief administrative officer, Jim September 14 against Fairview • September 20 against Dawson Creek at 10 per cent and $3,740 at Chute says that the developers had a problem with paying any five per cent. amount of costs associated with infrastructure growth. Ber“I’m just wondering if nier originally expected the assist factor to be much higher, residential and other devel- creating a gentler transition for developers. opments as it relates to water “I’d rather have a softer phasing period, to go from 100 per will happen because of the cent to ten per cent is quite a change to our developers, recogeconomic activity and I don’t nizing the fact that we’re in a hot market right now so it’s not see the assist factor negatively going to completely change the developments happening but impacting that development... it is going to be quite a financial hit to our developers...I’m The difference between 10 not in favour of going to 10 per cent right away and putting per cent and five per cent on a that shock on the market,” Bernier said. single family duplex is a matCoun. Shaely Wilbur agreed with Parslow that eventually ter of $197…I don’t see how the city should only assist with five per cent of the development costs but preferred a slower phasing in approach. She said that the year grace period is an incentive to developers to get started on projects that could potentially avoid the development cost charge. “I think we’re behind in implementing this, I think as far as comparing ourselves to communities that already have it stated,” Wilbur said. Parslow’s amendment was eventually defeated and the Book with our new Jr. stylist Kaley Nearly half of all wildfires in British Columbia original recommendation of and receive 20% off your service are caused by human carelessness. Please prevent 20 per cent transitioning to 10 Under a little stress from back to school shopping per cent was carried. and report wildfires. To report a wildfire, buy a package deal of 4 massages and get the Bernier noted that although call *5555 on your cell. 5th one 50% off, Christine Peterson is new to our the developers will have to team with 8 years experience as an RMT. pay the cost charge, it would eventually be passed on to the Watch for our new Chelsea’s Hair Studio For more information, visit homebuyers. Website Coming Soon! “They pass on to the homeowners, or anybody trying to afford a new home. It’s not the developers that are going to actually be paying this, it’s not coming out of their pock9117 96A Street, Fort St. John et, it’s coming out the people 250-785-2255 who are going to be buying the houses,” he said. Hours: Tue - Sat • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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the community is unknown. By Jill Earl Once the donated materials are collected, they are given to the DAWSON CREEK- While hundreds of students are begrudgingly preparing to enjoy their last few days of summer, a grateful school district and distributed to the principals, who then passes them along to students in need of a little extra help. few will enjoy returning to school prepared. “If they show up with nothing, and the principal knows that The South Peace Community Resource Society is once again hosting a backpack and school supply drive aiming to help chil- kid and knows that that kid needs stuff, yes they are going to get dren in need be prepared to learn once they’re back in class. New stuff right away if they happen to be short a few things…but it’s backpacks and school supplies such as binders, paper, pencils, pencil crayons and pens can be dropped off at the SPCRS office on the Alaska Highway, the Lake View Credit Union and the Royal Bank of Canada from Aug. 20 to Aug. 31. Drive organizer Brianna Cleve, a SPCRS Reconnect youth worker, says that the need for supplies ranges all grades. She hopes that donations will surpass those of previous years. “I know that in past years it’s been around 30 kids that we’ve been able to help, so it would be nice to be able to reach that or surpass it,” Cleve said, adding that all the supplies donated last year were used Jill Earl photo and that the number The South Peace Community Resource Society is colleting new backpacks and school supplies of all varieties of children in need in for less fortunate students who otherwise may start their school year unprepared.


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D.C. Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new board members By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- The Chamber of Commerce reflected on their projects over the last year and discussed plans for the future during their annual general meeting on Aug. 20. President Kimeal Shearing-Cooke says that the Chamber has been through a lot of changes over the last year including losing board members, gaining board members, and the addition of executive director Kathleen Connolly in January. “We’ve had a lot of changes this last year and a half actually, we’ve lost board members due to other commitments. It’s very very difficult when you’re in a volunteer position and looking to take care of business in your community and to try to do events and stay on top of your own business…so I can’t tell you how much time it takes to be involved in an organization like the Chamber of Commerce,” Shearing-Cooke said. Two directors on the board had to resign last year, but Denis Labelle with Greensmart and new resident Anthony Adam with the Bank of Montreal stepped up to fill the void. Adam was

officially sworn into the board at the meeting. “I think it’s a great experience, I’m new to Dawson Creek…and I thought it would be a great experience to venture out and be a more active member of the community and really get more accustomed to Dawson Creek,” Adam said as his reason for joining the board. In order to be a considered for a position on the board of directors, candidates must have been a member of the Chamber for a year, submit a biography to the board, and have the right attitude. “When we see somebody new coming in and generally wanting to be a part of the community that’s generally where they migrate,” Shearing-Cooke said, adding that they are still looking for two or three more directors. “We have always talked about how important the Chamber of Commerce is in a thriving community so it’s really important that we get behind them, we have good directors so this is a great opportunity,” said Mayor Mike Bernier. Included in the list of changes the Chamber has seen this year include organizing their office to be separate from Tourism Dawson Creek

and discontinuing their annual magazine. The Chamber celebrated the business community this year with the annual Civic Awards, and also went to the provincial Chamber of Commerce AGM in Penticton in May. Though they didn’t bring any policies to the AGM, they did bring their car, Daisy, and inspired other Chambers to also sell advertising on the vehicle to help pay for its cost. The city’s Chamber plans on working with other Chambers in the region on policies to present at next year’s AGM. In the future the Chamber hopes to present a city street festival for families and children to

PUBLIC NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS AND OPEN HOUSES FOR PROJECT DEFINITION CONSULTATION, FALL 2012 (SEPTEmbER 10 – OCTObER 19, 2012) BC Hydro is inviting communities, stakeholders and the public to participate in the upcoming Project Definition Consultation, Fall 2012 for the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C). Site C is a proposed third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River. Site C is being proposed as part of BC Hydro’s overall program to invest in and renew the province’s electricity system. Topics will include: • • • •

Worker Accommodation Clearing Agriculture Transportation During Construction

How Input Will Be Used

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The Dawson Creek FASD Awareness Committee received a proclamation last council meeting Aug. 20, declaring Sept. 9 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day. This year marks the 9th International FASD Awareness Day, and those supporting the cause will observe a minute of reflection at 9:09 a.m.

enjoy, similar to the festival in Grande Prairie. “It is unbelievable, you do not have to take your wallet, you can take your kids, you can take your dog and you can see everything that’s going on. It’s like a street fair and I really believe it’s where we need to concentrate some time with the Chamber because I believe it’s about our community and I hope that we will get enough volunteers that we can move forward with this, I was so disappointed that we were not able to do that this year,” ShearingCooke said.

Public and stakeholder input received will help inform project plans, project design and mitigation plans as BC Hydro prepares the Environmental Impact Statement for review in the environment assessment process in 2013.

Project Definition Consultation materials will be available online beginning September 10, 2012. We Want to Hear From You You can provide feedback and learn more by: • Attending a stakeholder meeting or open house • Providing feedback online: • Writing a submission to: or P.O. Box 2218, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3W2 • Faxing: 604 695 5290 • Visiting the Community Consultation Offices: • 9948 100th Ave, Fort St. John • The Pearkes Centre, 10801 Dudley Street, Hudson’s Hope • Calling toll-free phone: 1 877 217 0777 Site C Clean Energy Project: Environmental Assessment Site C is currently in a cooperative environmental review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, including review by a joint panel.




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Stakeholder Meeting* Tuesday, Sept 11

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Fort St. John

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Tuesday, Sept 11

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Taylor Community Hall

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Dawson Creek’s Flees from Bears played the last Alaska Hotel’s Sunday at the Alaska this summer. Every Sunday since the beginning of July the historic hotel and bar has hosted local and non-local talent for it’s patrons.

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Stone Temple Pilots’ comeback to rock 90s grunge band hits Dawson Creek on Sept. 14 By Kyla Corpuz Discover Can-Am FORT ST. JOHN – It’s been 20 years since the grunge; alternative rock band, Stone Temple Pilots, was last seen playing on a stage together. The no-compromise off-road experience Discover Can-Am “Look I mean, we spent 10 years—pretty much—on the same bus, you know?” STP bassist Robert DeLeo told the Northeast News over a phone interivew. The no-compromise off-road experience ®


He described STP’s hiatus as a “healthy” time apart.

the ride “You saysrealize it allyou’re not only in a band with these people, but it’s kind of like a marriage,” he

said. “You’re not officially married, so you can take 10 years off, you can’t really do that with your significant other,” he joked. But after a decade of separation and doing projects of their own, at the end of 2010, the band announced they were going to reunite for a world tour. They played the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia for the first time. Rewind almost 20 years, and STP was just hitting their prime. They came out with hits like Sex Type Thing, Plush and Creep. But before those songs were labled as ‘hits’, the band was ejected into scrutiny. Some critics called them a spinoff of bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Despite the harsh reviews, audiences flocked to them and their fan base was loyal. STP’s first record, Core, went platinum eight times and the band garnered a Grammy in ’94 for Best Hard Rock Performance. The band went on to produce four more albums before calling it quits in 2002. It was no secret that STP’s lead singer Scott Weiland struggled with drug addiction. The band broke up and moved on to new endeavours. Weiland joined a rock-super group Velvet Revolver; and DeLeo, his brother Dean and STP Starting as low as drummer Eric Kretz formed the band Talk Show. “I think anyone who’s together for as long as we had been, I think taking some time away is Starting as low as actually healthy.” The band is now back together and playing for fans across the globe. They will be at the Encana on select models† Events Centre in Dawson Creek, on Sept. 14. But things have changed since they first toured in their glory days. on select models† “Well, you know, I’m not 20 anymore, let’s put it that way,” said DeLeo. “I have a better understanding of what I can and can’t do these days.” Jokingly referring to his physical momentum PLUS slowing down. Yet despite the evident aging, (DeLeo and his band mates are roughly in their 40s) he said his PLUS Limited career keeps him feeling young. warranty “Music keeps you young, and it feels good,” said DeLeo, who credits his career to the bands Limited that preceded him. 6-month BRP Limited Warranty plus warranty 18-month B.E.S.T. extended service contract “I think it’s healthy to go back to what’s kind of been there,” he said, referring to older bands on select models‡ that influenced him as a musician. “I mean, I don’t think I’d have a job if I didn’t do that.” 6-month BRP Limited Warranty plus 18-month B.E.S.T. extended service contract He said the greatest songs are ones that don’t go away. on select models‡ “We’ve as a band have always tried to make the best songs we can make, and to make the best songs we can make are the kinds of songs that are going to be around for a really long time,” said DeLeo. “I mean, hearing our songs on the radio, still kind of trips me out a little bit.” While there are some artists who won’t play certain songs after a number of years of performing them, DeLeo said his band isn’t one of those artists. “That would be taking away from the people who are coming to the show. I’m there to play for Dealer Imprint Goes Here the people and for myself too. No, I never get tired of that.” Dealer Imprint The latest album the band released was their self-titled record: Stone Temple Pilots, which hit Dealer Imprint Goes Here Goes Here stores in 2010 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Dealer Imprint DeLeo said there are no plans for any new projects. Goes Here “I think we’re just kind of trying to get acquainted with the new songs, and just playing them out,” he added. 10516 Alaska Road, Fort St. John, BC “Nothing really in the near future, we’re out doing our thing, kind of gearing up for maybe Phone: 250-785-6675 some more shows.” STP is a four-man band that consists of lead singer Weiland, drummer Kretz and the DeLeo Dawson Creek: 250-782-6685 brothers: guitarist Dean and bassist Robert. STP hails from San Diego, California and formed in 1986 under the name Mighty Joe Young. In 1993 the band was signed under Atlantic Records as STP.

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While quantities last. ‡ 2-Year Limited Warranty: Eligible units are new and unused 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs as well as new and unused 2011 and 2012 Can-Am side-by-side vehicles. The buyer of eligible units will receive the 6-month BRP Limited Warranty plus an 18-month B.E.S.T. extended service contract subject to a $50 deductible on each repair. See your participating BRP Can-Am dealer for all details and to receive a copy of the BRP Limited Warranty and B.E.S.T. contract. Some models depicted may include optional equipment. BRP highly recommends that all ATV drivers take a training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the Canadian Safety Council at (613) 739-1535, ext. 227. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. All adult model Can Am ATVs are Category G ATVs (General Use Models) intended for recreational and/or utility use by an operator age 16 or older. For side-by-side vehicles (SxS): Read the BRP side-by-side Operator’s Guide and watch the Safety DVD before driving. For your safety: wear a helmet, eye protection and other protective gear. Fasten lateral net and seat belt at all times. Operator must be at least 16 years old. Passenger must be at least 12 years old and able to hold handgrips and plant feet while seated against the backrest. ATVs and SxS are for off-road use only; never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speed and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Ride responsibly. ©2012 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP). All rights reserved. ®, ™ and the BRP logo are trademarks of BRP or its affiliates. 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While quantities last. ‡ 2-Year Limited Warranty: Eligible units are new and unused 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs as well as new and unused 2011 and 2012 Can-Am side-by-side vehicles. The buyer of eligible units will receive the 6-month BRP Limited Warranty plus an 18-month B.E.S.T. extended service contract subject to a $50 deductible on each repair. See your participating BRP Can-Am dealer for all details and to receive a copy of the BRP Limited Warranty and B.E.S.T. contract. Some models depicted may include optional equipment. BRP highly recommends that all ATV drivers take a training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the Canadian Safety Council at (613) 739-1535, ext. 227. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. All adult model Can Am ATVs are Category G ATVs (General Use Models) intended for recreational and/or utility use by an operator age 16 or older. For side-by-side vehicles (SxS): Read the BRP side-by-side Operator’s Guide and watch the Safety DVD before driving. For your safety: wear a helmet, eye protection and other protective gear. Fasten lateral net and seat belt at all times. Operator must be at least 16 years old. Passenger must be at least 12 years old and able to hold handgrips and plant feet while seated against the backrest. ATVs and SxS are for off-road use only; never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speed and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Ride responsibly. 9100255

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FORT ST. JOHN – It’s time to lace up your skates, boys. The Huskies are hosting their training camp where they will be recruiting new players and seeing how returning players match up. The camp will run from Sept. 7 to 9 (Sept. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre). Bill Snow, Huskies vice president and assistant general manager, said not every player who made the team last year is guaranteed a spot. “Nobody signed a contract, so a guy from last year still has to earn his spot, he can’t show up and just assume he gets to play.” The training camp will consist of drills and scrimmages. Depending on the number of hopefuls, some will get cut and others will move on to the exhibition game on Sept. 14. “The rookies get to play so we can see what they can do and we let guys go from there.” For those who plan on trying out, Snow advises to get in shape

and be ready to skate. “So if you haven’t been out on the ice at all; A, we’re gonna notice, B, you’re gonna be huffing wind.” He said you could prepare by going to the gym or getting some ice time in. “We had a guy a couple of years ago puke in the first 10 minutes … It can be [intense] like I said, there are guys who have seven or eight ice times before training.” Snow said he mostly looking for guys in the Fort St. John area, but is still open to those coming from out of town. He added that their goal this year, for the team, is to continue to improve. “Last year was definitely a building year.” The Fort St. John Junior B Huskies is part of the North West Junior Hockey League. It is open for players ages 17 to 20. The Huskies is a non-profit organization that receives a lot of help and sponsorship throughout the community. Snow said as a way of giving back, The Huskies are involved with a lot of community projects like Fill the Bus campaign for the Salvation Army.

By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - Eleven girls from around the Fort St. John area, ages 11 to 13, enrolled in the free Go Girls Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds program with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. In this photo the girls participate in an exercise where they tangle themselves

Then submit your pet photo to for a chance to be featured and to win a special prize from North Peace Veterinary Clinic Pet Photo of the Week is featured each and every week in the Northeast News

Pet Photo of the Week Pet Photo of the Week Pet Photo of the Week This is Teila. our house cat shes 5 months old.

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Pet Photo of the Week Pet Photo of the Week Pet Photo of the Week Our little man Zac playing with one of his favorite toys!

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This is Inigo Montoya, AKA Monty, the cutest Australian Shepherd / Retriever you ever did see!

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1 pet will be chosen each week and will be featured in the Northeast News. Each pet chosen will be entered into a draw for a monthly prize supplied by the

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • Sunday, September 2, 2012 Ron Klusmeier’s Tour of a

Lifetime Concert at South Peace United Church, Dawson Creek, 1300-104th Avenue, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: at the door or contact the Church office at 250-782-2636 Workshops offered same day including Projection and Technology; Music of Ron Klusmeier. Opportunity to join the concert pickup choir Contact the church at 250-782-2636 or • Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmer’s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050. Fort St. John • Musician Gear Swap & Sale - You’re a musician. Face it. You’ve got a ton of gear you don’t use. Now’s your chance to trade or sell it off for new stuff you’ll bever use: instruments, PHONE: 250.789.9157 pedals, amps, digital recorders, whatever is collecting dust in CELL: 250.261.5917 your music room. Or just come looking for the missing piece in your killer dream set-up. Bring your instruments and jam. E m a i l : c a l cEmAIL: raft@ Workshops: how to tune your guitar and how to change your strings. Saturday, September 1 at 6180 Airport Road, set up 9am, public 10am. The house with the guitar in front. Dawson Creek • The Fort St. John Literacy Society Family Literacy program • Biology 101 Lab Instructor will begin again on September 11, and continue for 12 weeks. • Clean Energy Management The program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to noon. and Planning Instructor The program gives parents of pre-school children a quiet place • Clean Energy Program to work on upgrading their skills, getting their GED, Grade 12, – Small Wind Systems or learning English as a second language. While the moms or Instructor dads are studying, the children do activities, sing songs and • Clean Energy Program – listen to stories with a certified Early Childhood Educator and Solar PV Instructor her assistant. A facilitator is available to help the adults with • Facilities/Maintenance Worker whatever they are studying. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. To sign up, or for more information phone 250• Financial Services Accounts Payable Clerk 785-2110 or e-mail For more information • Bryan and Alissa Harding In Trust - Many of you may have • Senior Mechanical please visit our website Services Worker heard fo the fire / accident which happened in the early morning at on July 24, 2012. Bryan sustained second degree burns to Fort st. John We thank all applicants for PROPOSED hours OCP & ZONING AMENDMENT 40% of his body. He is recovering in the Edmonton burn unit their interest in employment • Industrial Instrumentation with NO. his wife Alissa 2012 at his side. Their four children are staying BY-LAW 2030, with NLC, however, only Instructor those contacted for an with their grandparents at the time being. This could be a long • Power Engineering interview will be term recovery for Bryan and his family. Anyone who wishes to Instructor acknowledged. contribute to their family at this time and in the future may do so District Lot 2180 Email your resumé and letter of application to: at any CIBC branch in their community. The transit and account numers are: 3090 - 8646694 - Many thanks to all of you who (17037 contributed Alaska Highway Mile 101) to the trust fund established for Bryan and Alissa 1-866-463-6652 • Harding & Family. ONGOING Fort at St. 7:00 John p.m. on Monday, PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing meeting is scheduled to be held • The Fort St. John Public th September 10 , 2012, at the Wonowon Community Hall, in Wonowon, BC. The purpose of this Library is offering Free NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MEETING meeting is to hear from those persons who believe that their interest in property be affected Computer will Skills Training by the FOR PROPOSED OCP & ZONING AMENDMENT following proposal Sessions. These are one-onBY-LAW NO. 2030, 2012 one, one hour sessions, where DISTRICT LOT 2180 (17037 ALASkA HIGHWAY MILE 101) Proposal: To rezone the property so it can be used as a campground. you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing meeting is scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. you are interested in learning on Monday,Amendment September 10th, 2012, at theNo. Wonowon Community in Wonowon, BC. the property from Zoning By-law 2030, 2012, Hall, proposes re-zone and how you want to learnI-1 it. “Light The purpose of this meeting is to hear from those persons who believe that their interest Industrial” to HC “Highway Commercial” Areas covered can include, in property will be affected by the following proposal but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the Proposal: To rezone the property so it can be used as a campground. internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call Zoning Amendment By-law No. 2030, 2012, proposes re-zone the property from I-1 the Fort St. John Public Library “Light Industrial” to HC “Highway Commercial” at 250-785-3731 to register or find out more. • Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia People living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family members are warmly invited to the Ft. St. John Parkinson’s Support Group. Join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour, social support and more. Last Wednesday This notice is in general form only. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaw and relevant background documents may be reviewed in detail, between the hours of 8:30 of the month at 11:00 am am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 at the Peace River Regional District office, located at 9505 – 100th Street, Fort St. John, Alaska Road North Ft. St. BC., BC. Any inquiries, comments or concerns should be referred to the Development John, BC Note: there is no This notice is in general form only. 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The City of Fort St. John invites qualified event coordinators to submit proposals for the planning and delivery of the ice and snow events of the 2013 High On Ice Festival, set for January 24 – 27, 2013. These events include the Community Kick-Off Event, Professional Ice Carving Competition (Single and Team Events), Amateur Ice Carving Competition, Mayors’ Challenge Ice Carving Competition, and the Community Snow Carving Competition. In addition, the Event Coordinator will coordinate the construction of commissioned ice designs (to be determined by Council by October 15). The Event Coordinator will develop and implement a sponsorship program to leverage the funds allocated to the Ice and Snow events by the City to offset costs associated with commissioned ice designs and related carver expenses. The Scope of Work may be obtained electronically via the City of Fort St. John’s website at under “Notices and Tenders”, or alternatively by emailing Tara O’Donnell at All submissions must be received by the Community Development Coordinator by 2:00 pm PST, Monday, September 10, 2012. Late submittals will not be accepted. Email and fax submissions WILL be accepted at or 250.787.8181 (fax). Mailed and hand delivered submissions will be received at the following address: “Request for Proposals: Event Coordinator – Ice and Snow Events, High On Ice Festival 2013” City of Fort St. John Attn: Tara O’Donnell 10631 – 100th Street Fort St. John, BC. V1J 3Z5 Please note that only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted for an interview.


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light and a good feeling and calm,” she adds. Her close-knit family also serves as inspiration, featuring her two daughters, father, sister and brother in some of her pieces. “When it comes to painting my family, I just love doing it because I love them so much. I have a really close family, and I’ll slowly paint them all and of course I have a lot of photographs of them and I have a lot of experiences with them, so they’re kind of at the front of my focus a lot of the time,” Oldershaw said. Though Oldershaw discovered her natural talent for drawing when she was younger and was recognized for it in elementary and high school, she says she didn’t feel brave enough to pursue a career as an artist. It wasn’t until she became pregnant with her twin daughters six years ago that she had time to learn how to paint. Oldershaw took classes with Edna McPhail at the college, and also attended workshops in and out of the region to hone her skill. “I think part of me always knew I was supposed to be a painter I just didn’t know how to yet. I was good at drawing most of my life, I just never had the guts to pursue being an artists and just sort of being brave enough to do it, I don’t know why, but then once I started I couldn’t stop,” she said. Oldershaw now teaches painting once a month at the Diamond Willow Retreat, she also does commission work and is available to teach workshops. She loves to teach in a non-formal atmosphere with students whose style differs from her own. “I really like small classes and getting to known people that way, it’s good, I really like’s a wide variety, and one of the things I really enjoy about teaching is trying to find their style and help them build on it and go in the right direction to really make it shine, it’s fun,” she said. Oldershaw approached the gallery three years ago wanting to do a show, to which they immediately agreed. She has included pieces in the show she did when she first started painting and the various styles that she has experimented with. “There’s quite a mixture of styles and subjects…it’s just been my journey through it and trying to find my style, so it just sort of represents my experiments and the things that worked, and I didn’t put in the ones that didn’t,” Oldershaw said. Some people believe that some of Oldershaw’s work looks like photographs, but she maintains that her art isn’t realism, but instead can be impressionistic and can even be leaning towards abstract at times. 10611-101 Ave., FORt St. JOhN Oldershaw’s show celebrated it’s opening on Aug. 21 to a large audience of supporters. • Belts • Body Jewellery • Necklaces Your She hopes to have more shows • Patches • Stickers • Wallets in the future with more focus Antiques, and a solid theme. • Novelty Pipes • Knives • Toques Collectibles, “I think it worked really Adult • Zippo Lighters • Buckles • Flags well and the response was Magazines, • Rings • T-shirt’s • Gift Sets great and obviously I live in Books and really supportive community. Coins I’m just going to keep going, Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 7pm • 10611 - 101 Avenue, Fort St. John I think I’ll have a show in Fort St. John and maybe Grande Prairie after that,” she said.

DAWSON CREEK- Local artist Cailey Oldershaw makes her debut in the art gallery’s latest exhibit, The Beekeeper’s Daughter. The show is an amalgamation of paintings Oldershaw has done over the past five years and is named for a series of four paintings of bees Oldershaw painted referencing old slides her grandfather had taken. The Beekeeper’s Daughter is also sort of a nickname for Oldershaw, as her grandfather and father were both beekeepers. open late wed, thurs & Friday! “It’s sort of a title for myself and it’s part of the theme of the Voted best Spa • people’s choice 2011 show, so I am the Beekeepers Daughter, it’s sort of what I’m known as in the community,” she said. 10440-100th Street 250-787-1553 • The 43 paintings showcased exhibit a variety of subjects in358758 Autumn 26/04/12 2:20 PM Page 1 spired by her life and include paintings of places, nature and family. She draws inspiration from images that make her feel something. “I usually look for dramatic lighting, and something that grabs me and makes me feel something, something that has good composition. I just go through things and then I just decide what would make a good painting and I paint it,” Oldershaw said. “I usually try not to paint anything dark like, some of them are dark as in the tone but feeling wise I try to keep everything pretty positive. I just BBQ Pig • Wheat Salad want people to feel better when • Cabbage Salad • Apple Desserts • Lunch $10.00 • All you can eat they look at my stuff, I don’t feel the need to address any upsetting topics at this point. Live Music • Harvest Market • Craft Show & Sale So basically just keeping it Horse Drawn Wagon Rides • Petting Zoo

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2012 Rockwood Ultralite 2907SS Quad Bunks, Outside Kitchen, UDinette #RV9300



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8288WS - 3 Slides with Toppers, Fireplace, Lazy Boys, U-Dinette #RV5246-3


2012 Rockwood Signature 8280WS, 2 Slides with Toppers, 2 Lazy Boys, U-Dinette #RV5614



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2012 Rockwood Mini Lite



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Wool & Latex

with - 800 Evolution Non-Flip Pocket Coil - Edge Guard - Wool Fibre - 10 Year Warranty


800 Evolution Non-Flip Pocket Coil Wool & Latex 10 Year Warranty -



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Plush Pillow Top MEMORY FOAM

• 800 8” Patented Evolution Non flip Pocket Coil • Memory Foam • Cashmere • Ultra 360 Foam Encasement


PROBACK CoreSupport Center minimizes sagging! PROBACK Titanium innerspring provides significantly improved stability and 20% more support!








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1199 We PAIR don’t sell... We help you buy! TOP LOAD

Q ueen Set was: $1599



Galante Eurotop $ 805

Q ueen Set was: $1199

Q ueen Set was: $1199



Euro-Pillowtop 805 Coil with 1353 Mini Pocket Coil COIL-ON-COIL

Dawson Creek, BC 1199

782-8988 FRONT LOAD(250) PAIR FONTANA II Eurotop


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Rosalie Eurotop 736

Q ueen Set was: $1199


$ 805 Galante Eurotop

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Washer - 3.9 cu.ft. - 9 Wash Cycles - 3 Water Levels

Dryer HOURS: to Thursday: 9-6 • Friday: 9-6 • Saturday: 9-6 - 6.5 Monday cu.ft. - Convenient Wide Door - Automatic Dryness Control - Wrinkle Prevent Option



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Washer Fort Nelson, BC - 4.0 cu.ft. - 6 Wash Cycles (Including Delicates & Heavy Duty Cycles) - Stainless Steel Wash Tub

5003-50 Ave. (250)


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Dryer 10052-100 Ave. (250)


- 6.7 cu.ft. capacity Electric Dryer - Extended Venting Capacity - Quiet Sound Block


Online Edition of the Northeast News for August 30, 2012.

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