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Downtown Dawson Creek Fire - Page 2

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Zombies take over Fort St. John See what brought the living dead to the Energetic City on Page 30.

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FORT ST. JOHN – Charlie Lake fire chief, Steve Munshaw, has left his role merely five months following his start date. “I’ve been given a great opportunity at another [department, which is] under a similar fashion,” said Munshaw on Sept. 11. “This opportunity is just going to be on a larger scale.” He headed to Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta, where he is leading a department that has four fire halls combined and overseeing 100 firefighters. “With a great opportunity to advance myself and another department … this seems to be a great possibility for me to move forward.”

Munshaw left the department on Sept. 14. Former assistant fire chief Stuart Larson has filled Munshaw’s position. “Though I’m leaving in a short period of time the things I’ve set out, are pretty much complete and Stuart is able to complete the rest,” Munshaw said. Munshaw was confident with how he left the department. Some advancements that were made, according to Mushaw, was a new office structure, paper work being “tightly in place”, volunteers completing a number of training courses and a “great working community” between the firefighters and PRRD. “Things will just continuously flow … and the fire-

fighters have a set path that they’re walking on now,” said Munshaw. When asked what he did to complete this in a course of five months, Munshaw said, nothing. “It’s the people in this community, the fire fighters themselves coming together. This hall is exceptional in how they are able to work together. I didn’t do anything except give them a few vehicles to work with. They did it all.” Munshaw said the fire fighters have done extra training, and by doing so have tightened their relationship with one another. “It’s really forming an incredible community in this hall,” said Munshaw.

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Alaska Hotel burns down By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- 55 paces from the Mile 0 post the historical Alaska Hotel burned down last Friday night, taking the adjoining vacant Alaska Café and Brass Scissors down with it. The Dawson Creek Fire Department received the call at 5:02pm from an employee of the hotel reporting a fire in the basement, which was believed to be used a storage room. 22 of the city’s fire fighters battled the blaze for 12 hours, leaving the scene the following morning at 4:58. Fire Chief Gordon Smith says that for a fire of this size taking 12 hours to extinguish it is common. “For a large fire like that…there’s so much material and the building is so old and once it collapsed then we had to pick at it

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DAWSON CREEK- The City of Dawson Creek and the City of Fort St. John are two of 12 local governments in British Columbia that will receive funding to identify key locations in their communities for public charging stations for electric cars. Between the 12 communities 168 charging station locations will be identified with the help of local businesses and $186,416 in funding for each community. The approximately $2.7 million in funding is provided by the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund announced in April by the Ministry of the Environment. The $2.7 million will also include funding for 71 organizations to purchase and install 286 level two charging stations; these organizations applied in an early bird application process for the stations and will receive 75 per cent of the cost of each one up to $4,000. “It is extremely encouraging to see such widespread interest across the province, both at the local government and business level, in setting up electric vehicle charging stations. As an electric vehicle owner myself, it is great to be able to add an increasing number of convenient locations to charge up and make owning an electric vehicle even more attractive than it already is in B.C,” said Minister of Environment Terry Lake in the press release. The Community Charging Infrastructure Fund is managed and administered by the Fraser Basin Council; the purpose of the fund is to support 570 charging stations province wide. The fund has already committed to supporting 454 stations, and the council is accepting applications until Sept. 28 for funding sup-

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“Stop the victim-blaming”

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FORT ST. JOHN - With signs held above heads that read: “Don’t blame the victims, blame the rapists” and “Sexy is not a crime, rape is. Let’s start treating it that way,” the first SlutWalk was held in Fort St. John on Sept. 15. “About a month ago ... a well-known woman in Toronto made the comment, ‘To avoid sexual assault, we shouldn’t dress like whores,’” said FSJ SlutWalk co-organizer Tanya Clary. “So that was just the latest in a string of comments regarding how women dress and relating it to avoidance of rape.” Clary added that victims of rape or sexual assault should not be blamed based on how they are dressed. A group of women and men who particpated in the walk went from Centennial Park to the Fort St. John RCMP detachment. SlutWalk started in Toronto in 2011 and has since become an international demonstration against blaming the victims of sex crimes and ultimately putting an end to sex offences. Leah Stewart and Erin Davies were the other organizers of this year’s SlutWalk in Fort St. John. Mayor Lori Ackerman spoke at the event as well as Holly Ulrich, Connie Greyeyes and Clary.

Changes to Charlie Lake fire hall Continued from Front Page.

Probation volunteer fire fighter Gabe Voorhees said even though he’s only been a part of the team for the past four or

five months, he feels his teammates have created a strong bond. “Like any department it’s like family, we spend every Thursday together,” said Voorhees. “The unity that we’re experiencing, we’re taking a lot of time out of our lives to keep our community

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New jobs will be created... Many people will be employed to build this project. Here in BC, over 3,000 high-paying construction jobs will be created during the building phase. And over 500 new long-term jobs will open up when it’s completed–jobs to monitor and maintain the pipeline, jobs at the Kitimat Marine Terminal, and indirect jobs in areas such as food and hospitality, accommodations, and transportation. And all right here in BC.

Over $800 million will be spent on local goods and services... During construction, hundreds of millions will be spent in Northern BC on equipment rentals, worker accommodations, trucking and fuel, just to name a few. Businesses will grow and new jobs will bring a steady source of family income, as well as opportunities for young people right out of school. All of this will have a positive impact on local businesses and community stability.

Local communities will have a brighter future... On top of new jobs being created, the project will generate $40 million per year in new tax revenue for BC–that’s $1.2 billion over a period of 30 years. This will make a difference to local communities who can use it to build facilities and strengthen public services.

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September 20, 2012

Cops for Cancer reveals the big heart of the North

OPINION-EDITORIAL By Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Each fall, my ministry hosts an awards ceremony honouring dozens of police officers who’ve gone beyond the call of duty in many cases, to save the lives of people in peril. Cops for Cancer similarly reflects an incredible spirit of public service and courage. It’s a spirit that lies behind the badge and in the big hearts of officers serving right across the North. Cancer is no less life-threatening than the circumstances many officers encounter in their front-line work. Their commitment to helping families cope and conquer cancer merits our generous support as well as our admiration and thanks. September 14 marks the kick-off of the 25-person Tour de North team’s journey through 850 kilometres of rugged terrain from Prince George to Prince Rupert, travelling through the communities of Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers, Moricetown, Hazelton, Terrace along the way. Since the first Cops for Cancer event in the northern region in 2001, the Canadian Cancer Society has received more than $1.4 million towards pediatric cancer, with $257,000 raised in 2011 alone, from donations, sponsorships and generous support from communities all over the north region. As a proud northerner, I know well that we are up to the task. Generosity toward our neighbours, particularly in times of difficulty, defines us. And there are indications the generosity of our communities is only growing. In August, two Burns Lake officers, Const. Karla and Cpl. Chris Ivany, organized a fundraiser that saw 24 local citizens placed in a mock jail, with the community called upon to raise their “bail.” This light-hearted benefit, complemented by a barbecue and a garage sale, raised $16,300 for the Tour de North. Similar events were held throughout the summer in Smithers, Dawson Creek and Prince Rupert. Including events and individual donations in Vanderhoof, Prince George, Terrace and Houston, northern communities have raised over $90,000 to date and the support keeps coming. All in all, this is a great showing that does both our northern communities and our RCMP detachments

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proud. I want to thank all the riders, past and present, for their selfless and spirited efforts to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, for support programs for affected children and families, and for Camp Goodtimes, which continues to give children with cancer a place to just be kids, at no cost to their families.

This year’s riders hail not only from many of the communities noted above, but also from Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Mackenzie, New Hazelton, Quesnel and Williams Lake. I hope you’ll join me in cheering on this year’s riders and, through your donations, continue to reaffirm the generosity that is a big part of the big heart of the North.

What’s the fracking problem with natural gas? By David Suzuki At least 38 earthquakes in Northeastern B.C. over the past few years were caused by hydraulic fracturing (commonly called fracking), according to a report by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. Studies have found quakes are common in many places where that natural gas extraction process is employed. It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking. Hydraulic fracturing requires massive amounts of water. Disposing of the toxic wastewater, as well as accidental spills, can contaminate drinking water and harm human health. And pumping wastewater into the ground can further increase earthquake risk. Gas leakage also leads to problems, even causing tap water to become flammable! In some cases, flaming tap water is the result of methane leaks from fracking. And methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide! Those are all serious cause for concern – but even they don’t pose the greatest threat from fracking. The biggest issue is that it’s just one more way to continue our destructive addiction to fossil fuels. As easily accessible oil, gas, and coal reserves become depleted, corporations have increasingly looked to “unconventional” sources, such as those in the tar sands or under deep water, or em-

bedded in underground shale deposits. And so we end up with catastrophes such as the spill – and deaths of 11 workers – from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. We turn a blind eye to the massive environmental devastation of the tar sands, including contamination of water, land, and air; destruction of the boreal forest; endangerment of animals such as caribou; and impacts on human health. We blast the tops off of mountains to get coal. We figure depleted water supplies, a few earthquakes, and poisoned water are the price we have to pay to maintain our fossil-fuelled way of life. As Bill McKibben points out, it didn’t have to be this way. “We could, as a civilization, have taken that dwindling supply and rising price as a signal to convert to sun, wind, and other noncarbon forms of energy,” he wrote in the New York Times Review of Books, adding that “it would have made eminent sense, most of all because it would have aided in the fight against global warming, the most difficult challenge the planet faces.” Some people, mostly from the fossil fuel industry, have argued that natural gas could be a “bridging” fuel while we work on expanding renewable energy development and capacity, by providing a source of energy with fewer greenhouse gas emissions when burned than coal and oil. But numerous studies, including one by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute, have found this theory to

be extremely problematic. To begin, leaks of natural gas – itself a powerful greenhouse gas – and the methane that is often buried with it, contribute to global warming. Burning natural gas and the industrial activity required to extract and transport it also contribute to increased greenhouse gas emissions. As McKibben notes, the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded that switching to natural gas “would do little to help solve the climate problem.” More than anything, continued and increasing investment in natural gas extraction and infrastructure will slow investment in, and transition to, renewable energy. Would companies that build gas-fired power plants be willing to shut them down, or pay the high cost of capturing and storing carbon, as the world gets serious about the need to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy. If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.

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Are we unaware of the Conservative Government’s handling of the economy

Dear Editor, Are Canadians unaware or do they just not care about the incredibly irresponsible way the Conservative Government has managed our economy? The silence on this issue is disturbing to say the least. When they first took office they papered the country with all of our cash and assets the Liberals had held in reserve, in an attempt to buy themselves a majority government with our money. Unfortunately this eventually worked although it put our economy deeply into deficit even before the recession struck.Stephen Harper refuses to stand up for Canadian jobs and industry. He said nothing when the U.S. closed the Caterpillar plant and a GM plant in Ontario, costing thousands of Canadian jobs. No country has supported American industry more than Canada has. These plants and many others should be operating in Canada. The reason for these closures was financial incentives offered to industry by the Obama Administration for returning to the U.S.

to provide American jobs. Then came the U.S. “Buy American” legislation. Although these despicable acts contravene our trade agreements, Harper made no attempt to rectify these injustices. Harper’s response was the building of a 5 billion dollar bridge to the U.S., totally funded by Canadian taxpayers. Harper and Finance Minister O’Flaherty are constantly telling us how they are strengthening our economy and creating jobs. O’Flaherty recently said- the government has done about all it can do to stimulate the economy. The rest is up to the private sector. They then double the duty free limit for cross border shopping which was already costing Canadian businesses 19 billion dollars annually. This was done in spite of the fact that economists and common sense dictated a reduction of duty free limits. Canadian industries and businesses have been struggling for years because of cross border shopping. The cost to the Canadian economy is now 40 billion dollars annually with the resulting closure of many Canadian businesses, the loss of thousands of

Canadian jobs and an enormous loss of tax revenues that would pay for essential services and debt reduction for Canadians. This 40 billion dollar loss of economic stimulus dwarfs Harper’s 15 billion (if it materializes) polluting, destructive, Canadian job killing trade deal with China. Let’s not forget the soft wood lumber dispute where Harper allowed the U.S. to wrongfully retain billions of our dollars.The frequency and scope of the Harper Conservative Government’s atrocities, their environmental destruction and their total disrespect for democracy are already legendary. Somehow we need to dispel the self-serving smoke screen of distortion and dishonesty that hide the real motives that drive this government. Can Harper be impeached or brought down like many of his fellow dictators have been? One can only hope. The sooner the better. Ed Pitt, Dawson Creek,B.C.

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vation, if you look at the changed user patterns individuals in the By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Water users can expect a friendly re- community found ways to decrease their water use in response minder of the water and sewer rate increase effective January to the pricing. We expect they will do so again, so my caution to 2013 in their next utility bill as city council reaffirmed its com- you is that the revenue projections the last time were overstated mitment to implementing Phase 2 of the water and sewer rate because of the ability of individuals to conserve and they will be overstated again as citizens get creative in the ways that they bylaw in their last meeting. The bylaws were approved in December 2010 with the first minimize their water use,” said Jim Chute, chief administrative phase going into effect January 2011, increasing the water rate officer. City staff predict water revenues over the next five years will from $0.69 to $1.20 per m3. As of this January the rates will increase again to $1.68 per m3. Non-potable water, unsuitable range from $5.5 million to $6.6 million, they anticipate spendfor consumption, rates will increase to $1.25 per m3 from $0.90. ing $2.2 million to $2.4 million of the revenue on operational The increased rate for potable water, with the maintained fixed expenses and $976,000 to $1.1 million on debt servicing costs. rate of $1.22 means residents will be paying approximately Staff believe that implementing Phase 2 will generate approxi$2.90, the same rate as domestic bulk users (bulk non domestic mately $4.2 million to $4.4 million over the next five years, allowing the city to meet it’s operating expenses and transfer $1 users pay $4.50 per m3). “In light of recent events I think it’s very important that we million to a reserve while maintaining enough surplus to cover raise more funds for our long term water sustainability. Nobody any unexpected costs. likes to pay more for such an essential utility but I think it’s important, a vital step to preserve water security,” said Coun. Duncan Malkinson. Council decided to increase water rates in 2010 after a study was completed for the City examining the utility rate, the Water Rate Structure Review made recommendations to achieve equity, conservation and revenue sufficiency. Revenue from the water rate in 2009 was $3.8 million; the review suggested that by 2013 that revenue would have to increase to approximately $5.3 million in order to fund future capital projects. “One of the parts of this rate increase is to continue to try to build reserves so if/when we need it, whether it’s another reservoir or increased water capacity for the community, we’ll have some funds available that we Jill Earl photo didn’t have in the past,” Mayor Mike Bernier said. MLA Blair Lekstrom, School District 59 trustee Tamara Zeimer, PAC Water rate revenues in 2011 were $14,879 lower then president Pam Beattie and Crescent Park Elementary School principal the expected $5,418,023, due to conservation measures Bryan Harman, enjoy the new playground the school had installed over the summer. The Parent Advisory Council worked for three years to applied by residents. Actual consumption last year was raise the $40,000 needed for the new playground. After they were suc1,501,633 m3, 20.7 per cent lower then 2010’s consumpcessful in raising the funds the province reimbursed the PAC $50,000. tion of 1,892,552 m3. The City expects that the upcomWith the extra funding the school will buy an electronic playground ing increase will again encourage residents to conserve called NEOS from Playworld Systems Inc. water. “The last price increase definitely encouraged conser-

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City awards Urban Systems with water reservoir design By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- City council has awarded Urban Systems Ltd with the contract to design and assess the costs of constructing a raw water reservoir capable of providing the City of Dawson Creek with up to one year’s worth of water storage. The reservoir project’s design is listed as one of council’s top strategic priorities for 2012. Urban Systems will be awarded their request of $399,000 to complete their portion of the project. The expense will come out of a reserve funded by the increased water rates implemented January 2011. Design considerations for the project are expected to be complete by early next year in late January or February. “This project is more complicated then just a reservoir, just a hole in the ground, the reason for that is it is qualified under provincial regulations. Safety became a huge issue two years ago when a private dam in the Oliver area let go and caused significant damage downstream. Regulations have always been there but… now they are being rigorously enforced, so design will have to go through a permitting process with the provincial government to ensure the dam is built with integrity and it is

maintained with integrity,” said Jim Chute, chief administrative officer. As the reservoir is expected to be five times the size of the Hansen Reservoir it will require several considerations including the potential for significant wave action and erosion control. “There’s all this geo-tech engineering around ensuring dam safety. If you look at their proposals all of the tenders have an entire team devoted to that aspect of the design, that’s why the price is so high…there are those who looked at it and simply didn’t bid because they thought it was a $500,000 piece of work they would have to assemble,” Chute said. The City hired MHPM Project Managers Inc. to assist with developing a request for proposal and recommending a firm for the project. MHPM received six proposal submissions and evaluated them in a scoring system that considered proposal clarity and conformance, understanding of major issues and objectives, experience and resources of engineer, qualifications and availability of team members, approach and methodology and their proposed work plan schedule and level of effort. Urban Systems scored the highest in MHPM’s criterion and had the second lowest financial offer; they were ultimately chosen for those reasons and their previous experience with the City. They were involved in the design of the Hansen Reservoir and have worked on upgrades to the City’s raw water system and water treatment plant. The reservoir the City currently has can provide the community with approximately three months worth of water. They believe it’s necessary to invest in additional water storage to act as buffer in case of extended drought or environmental spills that can affect the watershed. The Kiskatinaw River is the City’s only water source. “I’m just really glad that this is here, that we’re working towards getting this water reservoir,” said Coun. Sue Kenny.

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Dawson Creek Rotary president Sue Lavoie and delegation receive a proclamation from Mayor Mike Bernier declaring Friday Sept. 21 as International Day of Peace in Dawson Creek. The United Nations first proclaimed the International Day of Peace in 1981 to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace and in 2001 expanded the observance to include the call for an international day of global ceasefire.

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RCMP researches hitchhiking in north

much information from hitchhikers’ experiences. “But we’re asking people to share their stories no matter where they’ve hitchhiked,” said Holler.

could be found heading out the Montney Way, or within the city. “It’s simply the only way they have to travel,” she said, adding Energy efficiency pays! that for some, “It’s an adventure—it’s exciting.” However, she noted the through the research project, the mesLiveSmart BC offers small businesses free sage they are trying to get out is that hitchhiking is risky. energy assessments*, incentives & more. “We want to get together the info and make some kind of safety tips for [hitchhikers] and make people aware that it’s dangerous to hitchhike,” said Shelkie. “Standing there on the side of the road, a vehicle could hit them [or] in some situations there if they are out there in the middle Call NEAT to book your assessment today! nowhere with wild animals; and once you get into the vehicle, you’re putting your trust into a stranger. We want people to be 250-785-6328 or info@neat.ca aware of that.” *Based on program eligibility criteria. Call or email for more information. She said while it may be a “cheaper” way to travel, it’s “ultimately not a safe activity.” Advertorial Shelkie said that RCMP is on the lookout for hitchhikers. “We put together a street check, and we get their info like who they are, their next of kin, date of birth, [and] where they are heading,” said Shelkie. “It goes into our computer system and the north district office puts the numbers together and gives Any time of year, the city of Prince George offers ample opportunity for it to UNBC.” splendid discovery, revitalizing relaxation, and genuine experiences. From Fort St. John RCMP will be ne dining and exceptional shopping to world class family events and sending the data they collect to activities, what would you do with $2000 to spend in the heart of the north? the north district RCMP, who well then transfer it to UNBC. Enter your original ideas at GetHerePG.com and you could win your very According to the release, this own custom package! Hurry to make your submission and be entered in the is the first time a police force September early bird draw: Charlie Daniels tickets, dinner at the Rockford in North America has worked Grill and one night of accommodation for two at the Sandman Signature. with a university to research After a judging round, fans will vote on the top most creative packages and hitchhiking since 1972. decide who the grand prize winner will be! Contest runs until September 21, Holler said the issue of hitchhiking is relevant to northern 2012. See website for more details. GetHerePG.com residents. “We have vast distances to cover and ... I believe that people in the north are really quite community-minded, I think people are concerned about this and want to work on alternative transportation.” Holler added, that while hitchhiking is done all throughout the province, the research is focused in the north. They are conducting surveys online http://fluidsurveys. com/s/hitchhiking/ to gather as

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FORT ST. JOHN – RCMP and the University of Northern BC have started an extensive research looking at the nature of hitchhiking. Staff Sgt. Flewelling from the northern district RCMP said, in a press release, that collecting data through the research will be an “effective” means of crime prevention and could solve cold cases. “Being able to consolidate that information into a database … could also lead to a tip that could help solve an unsolved case.” Since 1969, 18 women have been identified as murdered or missing along B.C.’s highways. “All of these cases are unsolved and all victims were involved in high-risk activity such as hitchhiking or last seen near one of three northern BC Highways: Highway 16, Highway 97, or Highway 5. Hitchhiking is often a method of travel for low-income individuals from small, remote communities,” states the press release. The RCMP approached UNBC to collaborate in the study. Two UNBC professors, Dr. Jacqueline Holler, a professor in Women and Gender Studies and Roy Rae in the Ecosystem Science and Management department are conducting two different areas that look into the where hitchhiking often takes place and why. Rae is working on the mapping of hitchhiking, looking at when, where and how many people are hitchhiking throughout the north. Holler is looking at people’s experiences with hitchhiking. “Are they victimized? Are they threatened? Why do they hitchhike? When do they hitchhike? We hope that when we put all of these together, we’re going to get the first, real understanding [of hitchhiking],” said Holler. Brett Shinn, who is originally from the United States, was recently in Fort St. John and hitchhiked his way to the city from Fort Nelson. “I … got a sign, and sat out at the road at an intersection near the edge of town,” writes Shinn to the Northeast News in an email. “It took me about an hour to get picked up.” Shinn had hitchhiked twice before, but with friends. He said that all his cases of getting picked up for a free ride, were by relatively “nice” people, who “asked nothing of him.” He added that while there are obvious dangers to hitchhiking, most of those notions are “socially” constructed as it’s mostly the negative cases are reported. “I think that more often than not, it’s not dangerous,” said Shinn. “However, there’s no way that we can deny that it’s more dangerous for girls than it is for guys, especially if they’re travelling alone.” Fort St. John Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said many of the hitchhikers her and her colleagues come across do it “to save money, the convenience of it, and some of them it’s their only mode of transportation.” In the Fort St. John area, Shelkie noted that many hitchhikers

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September 20, 2012

2012 National Forest Week: September 23-29 Theme: Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities

History Established circa 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the intention was to encourage greater public awareness towards Canada’s forests. At the time, there was no apparent shortage of trees for industrial expansion – the greatest threat came from forest fires, due mainly to human causes. Since then National Forest Week, as it was renamed in 1967, has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada’s forest resources – past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. September 23-29, 2012 National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September, Sunday through Saturday. National Tree Day is observed on the Wednesday of National Forest Week. How to Participate in National Forest Week - arrange a tree planting: www.treecanada.ca - take a walk in woods nearby and get to know your forest - care for a newly planted or neglected tree, and study its National Forest Week is a great species opportunity to rediscover the - identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood beauty and wealth of our forests - learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management and to appreciate the countless - tour a forest sector industry or processing site benefits they provide. - learn about the prevention of forest fires

During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history - and to our future. Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.

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September 20, 2012

Fire Bans reinstated for the Peace

Effective at noon PDT on Monday, Sept. 17, all open fires and fireworks will be prohibited throughout all of the Peace Regional District of the Prince George Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. The ban will remain in place until Oct. 31, 2012, or until the public is otherwise notified. Specifically, this ban applies to: * The burning of any waste, slash or other material. * The burning of stubble or grass. * The use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. The ban does not prohibit campfires that are a halfmetre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. People lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable material from around the campfire area, and they must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. This ban covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any current restrictions before lighting any fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all fire-fighting and associated costs. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

GATEWAY perspectives Keeping an open mind I’m from British Columbia and I’m proud of that. I’m also proud to lead the Northern Gateway Project. It’s been in development since 2001 – over a decade of intensive engineering, environmental study and planning has taken place with over 200 experts from around the world. I’ve been looking forward to the beginning of September for a while because it marked the first time Enbridge had the chance to make its case and address concerns about the project in the final stage of a lengthy, rigorous federal review. Since January, the federal panel reviewing our application has travelled throughout BC and Alberta to hear what residents have to say and to listen to Aboriginal communities about their rights and interests and how Northern Gateway might affect them. It’s a great process, very Canadian – because everyone affected has the chance to give their opinion. Through this process we’ve heard lots of questions and concerns about the project. And along the way we’ve met with over 17,000 people across BC and Alberta. We have continually incorporated feedback into the project

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plans to address the public’s concerns. We have moved the route after hearing from some of the communities and First Nations. We have increased the thickness of the pipe. And we’ve increased the frequency of in-line inspections by a minimum of 50% over and above current standards. We’re not just listening. We’re responding. I believe in this project because I know it will have benefits for British Columbia and that our environment can be protected. Northern Gateway is the result of years of careful examination and research, and I’m confident we can reach a decision about it based on facts, as well as mutual understanding and respect. And that’s very Canadian too.

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Jackson announces intent for Conservative Party in the S.P. By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Bill Jackson has announced his intent to seek candidacy to run for the Conservatives in the South Peace riding next election. Jackson is still waiting for application approval from the provincial Conservative Party to run as a candidate, but is optimistic for their reply. “I have a very clean criminal record, so I think I’ll be ok,” said Jackson, a crown prosecutor of 22 years. All potential Conservative candidates must apply to the provincial membership for background checks and approval before they can run for the Conservative spot in each riding. Each riding will have the opportunity to elect one Conservative representative; South Peace party members are expected to vote at the end of October. Jackson has been a resident of Dawson Creek ever since he left Saskatchewan to work as a crown prosecutor “It was like coming home because you drive into town and there’s an elevator and a Co-Op,” he said. Jackson’s community involvement includes being on the board of managers for the St. James Presbyterian Church, he is a member of the Dawson Creek Sportsmen’s Club and sits on the board of directors for the Peace Energy Cooperative. He is also an elected director of the Canadian Bar Association for the B.C. branch, treasurer of Pro Bono Law of British Columbia and is a Life Bencher for the Law Society of B.C. Jackson has been politically active for 44 years, though he preferred to stay in roles behind the scenes. In 1968 he campaigned for Alvin Hamilton who was a Progressive Conservative Party leader that served as a cabinet minister in the Diefenbaker government. Jackson has been a member of the Reform Party since moving to B.C. and has served as the president of the federal Reform constituency. “There was something called Unite the Right which was trying to get the Progressive Conservative Party and at that point Reform had changed to the Canadian Alliance Party so I was active in that. I was the delegate to Ottawa on that, so it’s a party position…you were sort of a conduit of information from the grassroots to the MP, but you weren’t publicly politicking,” Jackson said about his president position, which also included a lot of organizing meetings and fundraising. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Jackson says it was almost expected that he be active in the Progressive Conservative Party. He decided to become more publicly active in the party when MLA Blair Lekstrom announced he would not be running in the next election. As Lekstrom was a popular candidate in the past, Jackson feels his absence will level the playing field. Considering his long history with the Conservatives, Jackson shares many of the views the party holds, including the opposition to the carbon tax and delays in criminal and civil courts. “It’s the more law and order party and that’s why I support them. They want to, as you know Medicare takes a huge chunk of our budget, and there’s so many just small things that are inefficiencies in the system that take a step to change,” Jackson says. He names the carbon tax and the hanJill Earl photo dling of the sale of BC Rail as simple Bill Jackson seeks Conservative ballot. mistakes the BC Liberal have made in the past. He also names Northern Health the SkyTrain incident, where the province gave the SkyTrain transit police the power to issue tickets but didn’t give them the authority to get people’s names – this overlook means that they September 26, 2012 – 3:30pm-4:00pm can’t write a ticket if they can’t 1600 - 3rd Ave - 4th Floor Board Room, Prince George get the offender’s name. (located in the Native Friendship Building) “I think the BC Liberals Regular meeting after from 4:15pm-5:30pm have basically lost their ability You can attend in person or via conference call. Please contact: Sherilynn Porter to govern and I mean they’re @ 778-416-7975 or email: ksdporter@shaw.ca to make arrangements. making simple mistakes,” said Jackson. Important issues in the South Peace that he would like to tackle if elected, include the carbon tax and health. He feels that a thorough review of the hospital should be undertaken to find inefficiencies in the system and cost savings; he also feels that the psychiatric centre needs to be expanded. “I think we need someone who is going to say what they think and get them in Victoria and be saying, ‘we need this and we should be having this.’ Considering we generate the “Your One Stop Pond Shop!” vast proportion of the revenue to the provincial government, 9937 17th Street, Dawson Creek I don’t think our Fair Share is Phone: 250-719-0765

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New buses to be in Dawson Creek’s Vicinity in the new year

they’re said to be more fuel efficient and I By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- The City’s transit sys- know that driving around in the bus the other tem and transit riders will welcome four new day at the reclaimed water facility opening, it buses next year, replacing the aging 30’ Dennis did appear that our buses were getting a little bit aged so I can see why they want to replace them Dart buses currently in use. The four replacement buses are called Vicin- out,” said Coun. Cheryl Shuman. Coun. Terry McFadyen liked the idea of a ity; the result of a project started in 2009 by BC Transit to accommodate the transit needs of short bus; he thought it would be easier for bus smaller communities. In his letter to council, drivers to operate. “The fact that they’re shorter, it’s much more regional transit manager of north/central for BC Transit, Todd Dupuis says that the goal of the maneuverability in places like the Co-Op, Safeproject was to find a cost effective, reliable, low way, Wal-Mart, the college… it’s a good deal,” floor accessible vehicle smaller then the exist- McFadyen said. Operating the Vicinity will cost $187 more ing 30’ and 35’ Dennis Dart buses. The Vicinity is 0.74m shorter then the Dart, above the City’s $2,025 monthly lease fee per can seat 23 compared to Dart’s 29, and has vehicle. BC Transit will share in the cost of the standing room for 16 people against Dart’s 20. monthly fee of $4,150, per vehicle, contributVicinity buses are 400kg heavier then Darts, ing $1,938. According to Dupuis, Vicinity’s prototype but have a shorter life expectancy of 10 years has traveled more than 60,000km through the while Darts typically last 17 years. One benefit to having Vicinity buses in the province undergoing vigorous testing in diffleet is their fuel consumption per 100km is approximately seven to ten litres lower then the Dart’s 43l now. The fuel efficiency was a big factor in city council’s support of the future bus assignment. “I would move that we support this initiative… Jill Earl photo they’re smaller buses but BC Transit’s Vicinity is scheduled to be on the road in April or May next year.

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By Michele Mobley Literacy Outreach Coordinator DAWSON CREEK – The 3rd Annual Essential Skills Day takes place on Friday, September 21st in an effort to raise awareness of the nine essential skills and workplace training. The Government of Canada has determined that these nine skills are necessary to fully participate in the job market, and in society. When we talk about literacy skills, most people first think about reading, writing, and

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The provincial Lt.-Gov. Steven Point at the Child Development Centre in Fort St. John, just one of several stops he made in the Energetic City on Sept. 12. Left to right: MLA Pat Pimm, CDC executive director Penny Gagnon, Lt.-Gov. Steven Point, councillors Larry Evans and Bruce Christensen and CDC president Andy Ackerman.

Local hero helps Hope Air give more care

By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – One may know Darlene Thomas as the triple-amputee who saved a man who went into cardiac arrest in Wal-Mart. Now, the 68-year-old woman is looking to complete another feat. Thomas is fundraising for Hope Air on Sept. 25 by taking her wheelchair around the quarter-mile walking track. “Darlene does not know how many laps her wheelchair will go, so the number is a mystery to everyone,” reads a press release by Hope Air. Hope Air is an organization that provides families who live in small towns with free flights to larger centres if they have children who are going through cancer or a chronic illness. Thomas has family, friends and a child who has needed the services of Hope Air.

“Small towns are great, until you need childhood oncologists and specialty surgeons to care for your child,” said Thomas in a press release. Thomas is a former nurse, who has needed healthcare in Fort St. John and in cities further from home. “For families who have a child with cancer, there are so many stresses and fears already. I believe that families should NOT have to worry about how they are going to get their child to the oncologists or specialists he or she needs to see,” said Thomas. “That’s where Hope Air can help with a free flight for the child and a parental escort.” Thomas’ personal campaign is called Cruisin’ for Hope Air. “Please pledge me now and, if you live in Fort St. John, come out to watch as I wheel around the quarter-mile track for as long as my little motorized wheelchair will let me go! All funds raised will go to Hope Air to a special “kids with cancer” flight fund they have.” Visit www.hopeair.ca to place a pledge or donate to Thomas’ cause.

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395 head ofD3 cattle went through the ring of Dawson Creek Action on July 8, 2010 - D4 Cows 60.00-68.00 SALES EVERY THURSDAY! Holstein Cows N/A D1 - D2 Cows 53.00-56.00 Heiferettes 70.00-80.00 D3 - D4 Cows 48.00-53.00 Bologna Bulls 80.00-95.00 Holstein Cows 50.00-53.00 Feeder Bulls 80.00-90.00 Heiferettes 55.00-65.00 Good Bred Cows N/A Bologna Bulls 62.00-72.50 Good Bred Heifers N/A Feeder Bulls 65.00-70.00 Milk Cows N/A Good Bred Cows None Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) 1300.00-1650.00 Good Bred Heifers None Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A

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Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: 110.00-120.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: 120.00-128.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 125.00-134.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 130.00-144.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers Good 135.00-148.00 Heifers Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 600 800 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 92.00-100.00 Heifers Good 148.00-158.00 Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 500 700 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 102.00-108.00 Heifers Heifers Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 400 600 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 110.00-118.00 Heifers Heifers Good 170.00-184.00 Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: 115.00-125.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: 180.00-200.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 110.00-125.00 Heifers Saturday Sept 29 - Old Baldy Horse Sale Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: None Heifers

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September 20, 2012

DISTRICT OF TAYLOR tax sale Notice NOTICE OF ANNUAL TAX SALE

PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT

OF of TAYLOR Notice is given in accordanceDISTRICT with requirements the Local Government Act that the

following properties located in theOF District of Taylor will be sold by public auction if at NOTICE ANNUAL TAX SALE least the

DISTRICT TAYLORtaxes delinquent portions of OF property 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

are not paid by 5:00 pm on Friday,

Notice is given accordance with requirements of the Local Government Act that the following September 21,in2012. properties located in the District of Taylor will be sold by public auction if at least the delinquent NOTICE OF NOMINATION portions of property taxes are not paid by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2012. Public Notice is given to the electors of the District of Taylor that nominations for the

Roll offices No. of: Civic Address  

Legal Description

Mayor (One to be elected)

be elected) 133 000   10863  102  SCouncillor treet   (Four toLot:   10,  Block:  5,  Plan:  7715   a 35 month term (December 2011, to November be received by the Chief 161  for 005   10707   102  Street   Lot:  2014), 22,  Bwill lock:   6,  Plan:   7715   Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: 222  000   10480  102  Street   Lot:  13,  Block:  10,  Plan:  7715   284  0District 11   of 10207   1 00A   S treet   Lot:  11&12,  Block:  3,  Plan:  7944   Taylor Municipal Hall 9:00 a.m. October 4, 2011 to - 100th A Street 4:00 p.m. October 14, 2011 293  010007 00   10272   9 9   S treet   Lot:  21,  Block:  3,  Plan:  7944   Taylor, BC V0C 2K0 Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends 375  000   10079  99  Street   Lot:  3,  Block:  1,  Plan:  9091   Nomination documents are available at the District of Taylor Municipal Office during 532  regular 000   office9708   Lot:  A,  Plan:  8826   hours.98  Street   704  000   10207  Shortt  Road   Lot:  NE1/4,  section  31  Twp  82   QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

Minimum Upset Price

$4,279.46 $7,583.92   $6,635.05   $9,899.81   $4,255.19   $4,000.20   $11,857.07   $6,177.33  

The Tax Sale will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, September 24, 2012 in the Council Chambers of A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local the District of Taylor office located at 10007 - 100A Street, Taylor, BC. government if they meet the following criteria: Theperson Tax Sale willbeing be held at 10:00 am on Monday, 24, 2012 Council Any upon declared the successful bidderSeptember must immediately payinbythe cash or certified  Canadian citizen;  18 years of age or older; Chambers of the District of Taylor office located at 10007 100A Street, Taylor, cheque a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result inBC. the prop resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day erty being offered for sale again. Any balance must must be paid by cash or certified nomination papers are filed; Anypromptly person upon being declared the successful bidder immediately pay by cheque cash orby  not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in 3:00 p.m. the sameaday. Failureoftonot pay nominated the balance will resultprice. in theFailure propertytobeing offered for sale certified minimum than pay this amount ancheque election in British Columbia or from being less for, the being upset elected to, or holding office. again at 10:00 am on the following day. will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting:

paidDistrict by cash or certified by 3:00 p.m. the same day. as Failure pay the or balance The of Taylor makescheque no representation express or implied to thetocondition quality of Melany A. debeing Weerdt, Chief Election Officer (250)Prospective 789-3392 the properties offered for sale. purchasers are urged to inspect the properties will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 am on the following day. Gloria Baker, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 789-3392 and make all necessary enquiries to municipal and other government departments (and strata corThe District of Taylorincluding makes no express or impliedproperty as to the condition or poration if applicable) butrepresentation not limited to building restrictions, taxes, judgments/ charges andthe local improvement levies. quality of properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to The purchase of a tax sale property to taxenquiries under theto Property Transfer Act on the fair inspect the properties and make is allsubject necessary municipal and Tax other market value of the property. government departments (and strata corporation if applicable) including but not limited

Melany A. derestrictions, Weerdt to building property taxes, judgments/charges and local improvement Director of Finance/Collector levies.

The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act

City of Fort St. John

on the fair market value of the property. Melany A. de Weerdt

Director of Finance/Collector

Notices & Public Info Notice of Annual Tax Sale

Pursuant to Section 403(1) of the Local Government Act, the City of Fort St. John will conduct a Tax Sale to recover outstanding taxes. The sale will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 10631-100 Street, Fort St. John, BC at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 24, 2012. All the properties listed below will be sold by public auction for a minimum of the upset price unless guaranteed payment by cash, interac, money order, certified cheque is received prior to 10:00 AM Monday, September 24, 2012, for the Delinquent portion of Taxes plus Interest. Roll # 000015.108 001251.012 001581.000 002110.000 002853.000 002854.000 003541.000 003595.000 003908.000 004062.000 004524.001 004630.000 005544.000 005545.000 005551.000 005589.000 007310.000 007777.000 060065.002 060066.001 060066.002

Legal Description Lot 8, Plan BCP29086 Lot 12, Blk 1, Plan 6256 Lot 9, Blk 4, Plan 7277 Lot PCLA, Blk 2, Plan8193 Lot 14, Blk 2, Plan 8551 Lot 15, Blk 2, Plan 8551 Lot 2, Blk 16, Plan 8780 Lot 13, Blk 18, Plan 8780 Lot 6, blk 1, Plan 9103 Lot 10, Blk 2, Plan 9527 Lot SL 1 Plan BCS 2643 Lot 19, Blk 1, Plan 10234 Lot 8, Blk 25, Plan 12116 Lot 9, Blk 25, Plan 12116 Lot 15, Blk 25, Plan 12116 Lot 5, Blk 27, Plan 12116 Lot 79, Plan 24032 Lot A, Plan 24553 Lot SL 2, Plan PGS 96 Lot SL 1, Plan PGS 97 Lot SL 2, Plan PGS 97

Civic Address 8504-85 St 10719-101 Ave 10110-93 Ave 8116-98 Ave 10307-95 Ave 10303-95 Ave 8616-89 St 9016-89 Ave 10216-92 St 10716-102 Ave 8705-85 Ave 9103-105 Ave 8520-75 St 8516-75 St 8511-76 St 8608-77 St 9120-97 Ave 9008-106 Ave 10620-89 St 10618-89 St 10616-89 St

Note: Payments received after September 12th, 2012, are not reflected in this listing.

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Upset Price 4,017.35 27,184.69 16,932.68 10,592.77 54,799.41 10,624.12 9,203.96 9,275.76 6,027.64 5,883.52 7,235.07 7,297.45 5,871.00 3,834.84 4,709.42 6,477.76 7,611.56 6,769.14 5268.94 4,384.81 5,206.83

The successful bidder on each property must immediately pay in cash, interac, money order, certified cheque, a minimum no less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid in cash, interact, money order, certified cheque, by 3:00PM of the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00AM on the following day. Shirley Collington ~ Collector

NORTH PEACE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL LAND USE STUDY 2012 The Peace River Regional District has recently completed a consultation draft of the Heavy Industrial Land Use Study. This study was completed as a required commitment of the North Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan Bylaw # 1870, 2009. The Heavy Industrial Land Use Study seeks to investigate existing vacant heavy industrial lands in the PRRD, the City of Fort St John and the District of Taylor. The study attempts analyse areas of existing heavy industrial land use and rates of development and to identify lands that could be used for future heavy industrial development based on projected demand. As a result of this analysis, conclusions and recommendations are drawn from the findings. The draft study may be viewed at http://prrd.bc.ca/documents/NP.LUS.Study.pd

A copy of the document may be obtained between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the Peace River Regional District office, located at 9505 – 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC. Any inquiries, comments or concerns should be referred to the Development Services Department, by calling 250 784-3231 or 1-800-670-7773, fax: 1-250-784-3201. Email: ken.kalirai@prrd.bc.ca Deadline for comments on the draft by 5th October 2012.

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NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For a REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION The North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a seasoned indiREQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST vidual to manage and coordinate the economic development initiatives of the North Peace Economic For a Development Commission. The Commission, established by bylaw of the Peace River Regional REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER District works for the member municipalities and electoral areas of the North Peace which include Electoral Area ‘B’, Electoral Area ‘C’, the District of Hudson’s Hope, The District of Taylor and the The North Peace Economic Development Commission is seeking the services of a City of Fort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting economic development throughout seasoned individual to manage and coordinate the economic development theinitiatives North Peace of region. the North Peace Economic Development Commission. The Commission, established by bylaw of the Peace River Regional District works for the member Working from the and Northelectoral Peace Business Fort St. John, include British Columbia, municipalities areasResource of the Centre North in Peace which ElectoraltheArea Regional Economic Development Officer will manage and coordinate the day to day business ‘B’, Electoral Area ‘C’, the District of Hudson’s Hope, The District of Taylor andactivithe City ties the Commission to meet the goals and objectives of the North Peaceeconomic Economic Development ofofFort St. John collectively to deliver initiatives supporting development Commission. throughout the North Peace region.

This positionfrom will the be responsible for attracting, supporting theSt. regions Working North Peace Businessexpanding Resourceand Centre in Fort John,commercial, the Regional industrial and public enterprises to positively affect the economic health of the North Peace Economic Development Officer will manage and coordinate the day to dayregion. business The Regionalof Economic DevelopmenttoOfficer andand implement an overall and stratactivities the Commission meetwill thecreate goals objectives of vision the North Peace egy for economic development Commission. within the North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region Economic Development as a superior location for business and industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you will identify and will establish economic development opportunities in the region and assist in the securing This position be responsible for attracting, expanding and supporting regions funding for various activitiesand and public programs. Working closely with businesses, government and the commercial, industrial enterprises to positively affect the economic health community, you will seek to expandThe investment through business Development attraction and retention, wellcreate as of the North Peace region. Regional Economic Officeraswill and implement an overall vision and strategy for economic development within the new commercial initiatives. North Peace region, promoting the North Peace region as a superior location for industry. As Regional Economic Development Officer, you willinidentify Asbusiness the ideal and candidate, you have extensive business development and leadership experience the and sector. establish economic development in the region andelected assist in public You have a solid track record workingopportunities with a range of stakeholders including securing funding variousstaff, activities programs. Working closely and appointed officials,for investors, and theand community at large. Additionally, youwith havebusinesses, a good government the community, you through will seek to past expand business understanding of and governance practices gained your work investment with Boards through of Directors. A attraction and retention, as well as new commercial initiatives. proactive, collaborative, and engaging approach to business development is required, in addition to your excellent communication, financial and project management expertise. The ideal candidate Asbethe ideal candidate, you have as extensive leadership will visible both internally and externally you work business with local development businesses, other and communities, experience the public sector.senior You government, have a solid track record with apublic. range of elected officials,in industry associations, community groupsworking and the general stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, investors, staff, and the at degree large.and Additionally, you ofhave a and good understanding of ingovernance Incommunity addition to your at least ten years private public sector experience business practices through your past work Boards of Directors. A planning proactive, and economic gained development, you have honed your publicwith speaking, presentation, business collaborative, and engaging approach to business development is required, and budgeting skills. A progressive manager of people and resources, you have earned a reputation in your excellent communication, financial and project management foraddition producing to results. expertise. The ideal candidate will be visible both internally and externally as you work The expression of interest should include: Page 1 of 2 • Your qualifications in the field of economic development and related activities including previous experience; • Administrative and project management experience; and • A list of your previous achievements in the field with suitable references. Closing date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5pm MT The Regional Economic Development Officer’s position has a six month probationary period. Interested parties should submit their Expressions of Interest “in confidence” via email to: The North Peace Economic Development Commission Email: invest@npedc.ca If you require further information in regard to our expectations, please contact invest@npedc.ca or 250-785-5969 for a detailed copy of the position.

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We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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We’re Hiring! Would you like to join a team of progressive and skilled individuals who work in the fast paced oilfield industry? Are you a person who believes in doing an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay and doing the job right the first time? If you are, Ace Instruments Ltd. is inviting applications for journeyman electricians and instrumentation technicians for the Dawson Creek branch.

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Dawson Creek, BC - JOB POSTING

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Nawican Friendship Centre is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Executive Director. This is a senior management position responsible for the overall administration of the organization and reporting directly and accountable to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be responsible for administering the programs, including monitoring and being responsible for the financial management of the organization; supervising the Centre staff, ensuring personnel Policy is adhered to preparing proposals maintaining close liaisons and building positive relationships with federal, provincial, municipal, Aboriginal and local agencies; and attending all Board of Director’s meetings, to manage and direct the organization towards its mandate and objectives. Qualifications: • Business Management, Public Administration, Human Services Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Considerable experience working in a Human Services environment.

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2012 at at 12 12noon noon Posting closed: September September 28, 25, 2012 October 2012 Start Date: October 15, 1, 2012 Please submit your resume, references, and cover letter identifying how you meet the qualifications. Attention: Mail: Fax:

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We are looking for professional, self-motivated individuals with the ability to work with and without supervision that can solve problems,make decisions, think critically and communicate within a team environment. The successful applicants must possess the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, you must work well with others in high pressure situations. You must also possess and maintain a valid BC driver’s license. We offer excellent wages and a competitive benefit package. Candidates interested in joining a challenging fast-paced environment should forward your resume to the following:

ARC Resources Ltd. is a leading edge oil and gas company with operations across Western Canada. An industry leader, socially responsible operator, and key contributor to the communities in which we work, ARC has consistently delivered top performance and measureable results since inception in 1996.

Operator As a member of the Parkland Area Operations team, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of wells and facilities in the area. Ideally, you will have experience in the operation of sour gas facilities including gas refrigeration, amine sweetening systems, and acid gas compression and injection. You are an enthusiastic team player with a willingness to learn and grow and have strong organizational and computer literacy skills. Directly related experience in the operation of wells and facilities is considered an asset. You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Fort St. John or Dawson area. Please submit your resume online, no later than September 30, 2012, to: www.arcresources.com/careers/career-opportunities We thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • 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. • HUNTERS DANCE AND BBQ DINNER at the Cutbank Hall on Saturday October 13th. Music by Train Wreck. Doors open at 6:30. Silent auction. Wear camo to receive a free entry for a special draw. Tickets are $30 each and are available at Corlane Sporting Goods. No minors please. • Tuesday October 9th at 1.30pm “Healthy Eating for Seniors” with some emphasis on good nutrition for diabetics, given by Cara Witt, NHA dietician. Everyone welcome, but space is limited. At the SPSASS office (next door to Sears) in the Coop. • Doe River WI Annual Turkey Supper will be held Sunday September 30/12 from 5-7 pm at the Doe River Community Hall. The cost is $12 per plate with children 6 and under free. Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society Family Literacy program will begin again on September 11, and continue for 12 weeks. The program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to noon. The program gives parents of pre-school children a quiet place to work on upgrading their skills, getting their GED, Grade 12, or learning English as a second language. While the moms or dads are studying, the children do activities, sing songs and listen to stories with a certified Early Childhood Educator and her assistant. A facilitator is

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available to help the adults with whatever they are studying. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. To sign up, or for more information phone 250-785-2110 or e-mail glundquist@fsjliteracy.ca. • Bryan and Alissa Harding In Trust - Many of you may have heard fo the fire / accident which happened in the early morning hours on July 24, 2012. Bryan sustained second degree burns to 40% of his body. He is recovering in the Edmonton burn unit with his wife Alissa at his side. Their four children are staying with their grandparents at the time being. This could be a long term recovery for Bryan and his family. Anyone who wishes to contribute to their family at this time and in the future may do so at any CIBC branch in their community. The transit and account numers are: 3090 - 8646694 - Many thanks to all of you who contributed to the trust fund established for Bryan and Alissa Harding & Family. • 2 great on-stage opportunities are coming up with Stage North. Auditions will be held at the North Peace Cultural Centre on September 21 and 22 for James and the Giant Peach directed by Oliver Hachmeister which will run in February and for the Christmas classic The Nutcracker directed by Shawna Milne of Studio2Stage. The Nutcracker will run Dec 20-23. There are multiple character roles for men and women and dance roles as well as a children’s chorus for young people between the ages of 7 and 14. • AUDITIONS: Friday, Sept 21st from 5:30 - 9:00 pm and on Saturday, Sept 22nd from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Those interested in only The Nutcracker should come on Saturday at 1pm for character roles and 3pm for dance roles. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Public Library is offering Free Computer Skills Training Sessions. These are one-on-one, one hour sessions, where you can learn at your own pace. You can learn what you are interested in learning and how you want to learn it. Areas covered can include, but are not limited to, basic computer skills, using the internet, office skills, email and social networking. Call the Fort St. John Public Library

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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 of the month at 11:00 am McDonald’s Restaurant 10920 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 Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323.

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Peopl e of the Peace Kyla Corpuz photo Lt.-Gov. Steven Point lounges during his tour of the Fort St. John Child Development Centre. Here he is in the Snoezelen Room, listening to Catherin McCuley describe what the Snoezelen Room is, which is a take multi-sensory approach to help children find ideal state for them in learning.

Kyla Corpuz photo A participant Fort St. John’s SlutWalk holds a sign above her head to show her support to end victimKyla Corpuz photo blaming. The walk went from Centennial Park to the RCMP detachment. SlutWalk started in Toronto Victor Shopland receives a long service award for the past 25 years of working for the city. Sholast year, and Sept. 15 marked the first rally in Fort St. John. pland is the director of Infrastructure and Capital Works for the city of Fort St. John. Welcome back to the People of the Peace. This page will show up once a month to give our readers a chance to show themselves off. We welcome the new sponsor of the People of the Peace Page and that is Northeast BC Realty. With their sponsorship, we will get to see more great pictures of people in the peace. The Northeast News would like our loyal readers to continue sending their photos to us for use on our people page. Send us photos of your group doing fun things, local sporting events, or other activities you think people might want to know about to: editor@northeastnews.ca We look forward to running your fantastic photos in the future! **Please include name and phone number with the photo, along with information as to what’s happening in the picture. Pictures can also be dropped off at the Northeast News offices in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

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traveled to satisfy her interest in learning about other cultures, By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Learning can take place anywhere- and this past July she went to Nicaragua for ten days to help build it usually does. For Brooklyn Lindstrom, 20, it will take place a school with Schoolbox’s Indigenous Youth Empowering Students program. She had such a good experience there that when halfway across the country and again halfway across the world. Lindstrom is one of 11 in the province selected to be a part she was accepted into Canada World Youth’s program only a of one of Canada World Youth’s International Education Pro- month ago she couldn’t resist the opportunity. “We learnt a lot about building community…education is regrams, providing the opportunity for youth between the ages of 17 and 29 to live and work as volunteers in communities across ally important for them…the education level is pretty low there, the country and in places like Asia, Africa, Latin America, East- so you just learn how important education is and you learn that ern Europe and the Caribbean. Lindstrom has been placed with we’re pretty lucky in Canada to have it so easy, and everything a family living on a reserve in Manitoulin Island, Ontario; she immediately available for us,” Lindstrom said about her Nicarawill stay with that family for three months and will then travel gua experience. She says that seeing how people from third-world countries to Tanzania to stay with a family there for another three months. “This program is about culture and we learn about social jus- lived was eye opening and that getting used to the heat was diftice...and I know that when I’m in Tanzania…I’m working with ficult. She doesn’t know what to expect in Manitoulin Island and an organization, it’s about employment and making them inde- Tanzania, but is confident it will be another learning experience. “I think it will be a huge learning experience, I just hope to pendent and helping build a stronger community,” Lindstrom learn about more cultures and have a more open mind…learn said. Lindstrom was first interested in the program as it offers the more from other communities,” Lindstrom said. opportunity to learn about other cultures and volunteer while traveling. She says that although her parents are a little worried that she’ll be gone for six months, they have always encouraged her to travel. Ultimately it was her own curiosity and passion for learning about other cultures that convinced her to get involved with the program “I’ve always wanted to travel and volunteering is a good way to do it and the thing that I liked about it as well is that it was about sharing your culture,” Lindstrom said. “I kind of realized I like doing it (traveling), my parents are really supportive of me traveling, they’re helping me out a lot…I guess it was for my own curiosity, to see the world and stuff,” she said about what made her want to apply. Contributed photo This isn’t the first time Lindstrom has Brooklyn Lindstrom learns about other cultures while volunteering in Nicaragua.

As apart of the Canada World Youth program, Lindstrom’s cost for travel and living are free but she needs to raise $3,200 for the organization so that they can continue their work funding more youth to be involved in their program. In an effort to fundraise she has campaigned businesses in town collecting donations, has started a bottle drive and hopes to plan a poker tournament before she leaves on Sept. 22. Lindstrom hopes this experience will give her a better idea of what she wants to pursue as a career, but is almost positive it will be working with social justice or other cultures. Those interested in donating can read Lindstrom at roxy_ rocks_101@hotmail.com.

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