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Fort St. John fire fighters, Taylor Mayor Fred Jarvis, Fort St. John city council members Trevor Bolin, Lori Ackerman, Larry Evans, Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, Area C director Arthur Hadland, Fort St. John city councillor Bruce Christensen, Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz and Big & Rich and Gretchen Fort St. John city councillor Don Irwin at the sod turning for the new, state of the art fire hall. Wilson - Page 18

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FORT ST. JOHN – The fire department and members of the city came together, on Sept. 23, for the official ground breaking, of what will be one of the newest additions to the city’s facilities. “As the city has grown the increase for fire protection has gone along with it. The fire department has outgrown its current facility,” said Mayor Bruce Lantz. “I’m really thrilled to see this project getting underway… we’re very excited to break ground officially and get the project started,” he added. The fire hall has been in the works for the last several years. From the finances, to the design — this project has evolved over time. Last Friday marked the official starting point to the more tangible phases that will take place over the next 18 months. “It’s more exciting as different phases start popping up, but right now we’re excited to see a big hole,” said Burrows, referring to the ground works that have already begun.

City manager Dianne Hunter said during the fall they will be in the earthwork stages and construction will be in full swing next spring. It’s been over three decades since Fort St. John has seen a new fire hall — and this time around, it will have the capability to function as more than a fire department. “We’re excited that this isn’t only going to be a new hall but a state of the art emergency response building,” said Hunter. The turning of the sod was described multiple times by those who came out as, an “exciting day,” because leading up to that stage was a bumpy ride. “There are ups and downs and now that we can come to this base, you can see an end,” said fire chief Fred Burrows. Early this year the city had to devise a plan to stay within the budget of the fire hall. That meant cutting costs and original parts of the blueprint. Initially, there was supposed to be a basement and an extra garage to house two trucks. Those additions were not necessary, so they were

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able to scrap it to fit the budget. The revised fire hall will span just over 20,000 sq ft at the corner of 93 Street and 93 Avenue. “The city ran into different designs and things they had to get changed and under control as far was their budget went,” said MLA Pat Pimm. The next challenge is ensuring that they stay within the allocated amount. “Hopefully [the city] can bring it in on the budget that they’re talking about. “It’s always a big challenge to keep everything on time, on schedule and on budget. They showed that they can do that in the past with the Enerplex, and they showed that they had a pretty good track record,” said Pimm. The turning of the sod also brought out the District of Taylor’s mayor Fred Jarvis and council members. In 2013, the city will cut the ribbon to a state of the art fire hall. “It’s a milestone, we don’t build new emergency resorts very often…I think it’s going to be an envy of other departments…it’s like building a new house,” said Hunter.

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South Peace SPCA requests funding from regional district municipalities By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Lynn Way and Wendy Davies made a plea to council to consider funding the South Peace SPCA in Dawson Creek, during the last district meeting onSept. 22. The shelter on the corner of 114th Ave. and Seventh St. is described by Way as a “tired little building on a corner lot”. Way, a concerned resident of Tumbler Ridge who fundraises for the SPCA and Davies made it clear that the shelter’s problems run deeper then esthetics. Davies, the shelter’s manager, identified leaking pumps, flooding, and black mold as major structural issues, but perhaps the biggest problems the shelter faces is lack of space and funding. Davies estimates $400 as the average cost to feed, shelter, spay, neuter, and give medical attention to each animal. The shelter does have a contract with the City of Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe to help take care of the animals found in those locations, but it relies heavily on volunteers and donations to keep it running. “Local business and local individuals are how we get things done,” Davies said. The maximum capacity the shelter can hold is 60 animals, but Davies and her volunteers emphasize that they often have more animals in their care than what space allows. “I challenge anybody, give me any day and I can tell you we have more then 60 animals in our care,” Davies said, addressing the district. Even with the help of volunteer foster parents, who take care of animals in their homes while they are waiting to be adopted, Davies is faced with turning animals away. She says she turned away 14 cats the day before the meeting. She explained the risks of overpopulating the shelter; first, the high risk of infection and illness that can spread when animals live in tight quarters with each other and second, the high stress levels of the animals when they live closely together. Davies likens the latter to being stuck in jail, the more people in the cell, the higher the tension. Besides inadequate space for the animals in their care, Way also points out that there isn’t even enough space for employee or public parking. Way and Davies brought their concerns to the regional district, as they don’t just service their contract areas of Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe, but will take animals from all over the region. “The SPCA employees and volunteers are trying to make do with a rundown, cramped facility that does not and cannot meet the needs of animals concerns in the South Peace. The SPCA in Dawson Creek services, Dawson Creek, Rolla, Groundbirch, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Farmington and cannot keep putting a band aid on a wound that requires lots of stitches. We need a new facility in the South Peace. We need a facility that will give the animals a chance to run and get the exercise they need, proper square footage to allow for exercise, training, isolating, storage and containment,” said Way. The surrounding regions rarely donate to the South Peace SPCA though the shelter is servicing those areas. “If we were to only take animals from Dawson Creek and Pouce, as our contracts dictate, we could manage, just barely manage the facility to band aid it up and just take these animals. However that’s not the case,” said Davies, adding that the shelter took in five animals from Hudson’s Hope last week. District representatives were surprised the shelter is taking in animals from North Peace, especially when Fort. St. John has their own shelter. “We have an agreement with the Fort St. John SPCA so I’m surprised that our animals are ending up in Dawson Creek,” said Director Anderson. Davies insists that when the Fort St. John shelter is full, they often take in their animals. “Without a larger facility we can not possible Jill Earl photo continue to take in the animals from all of the Wendy Davies comforts the cats at the S.P SPCA.

municipalities. We can’t do it. So what happens to the rest of the animals? What happens if we stop taking in all of your animals, where do those animals go? I suggest you set up spay and neuter programs because a single cat left in tact in your area in sevon years based on four kittens per litter and we all know they can have more then that can create 450,000 cats, from one. Without the help of everybody here, and if we all don’t gather to create a better facility to house all of these animals, your all going to be left with animals in your municipalities cause we cannot take them in. We can not continue to go on the way we are in the tiny facility we have,” Davies said. Though the district gave no financial commitment, many district representatives promised to take back the issue to their regions. “I do want to say that I do support this…it is a district issue…and Tumbler Ridge will be addressing it in our budget and I’m just encouraging this board to financially support the SPCA in the next budget,” said Director Larry White. “You certainly do have support around the lower table, so we’ll see what can happen from that,” said board chair, Karen Goodings.


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Road construction set to round up finishing touches By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – Construction signs have pegged roads around the city and come November, roads will be finished their much-needed face-lifts. Ninety fifth Avenue, between 100 Street and 101 Street, is lined with business, such as Ferris Fast Cycle, and has been under going a water main reconstruction for some time now. It is projected to finish this week. “Work on the water main and drains are still progressing, nicely, though. Street customers are patiently dodging around the work in progress to get to the local businesses,” said Pat Ferris, owner of Ferris Fast Cycle, in an email. The road will, however, likely remain gravel throughout the winter, according to Victor

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Water main construction on 95 Avenue between 100 Street and 101 Street. Shopland, director of infrastructure. Shopland said the city took heed from city council when asked to reconstruct 106 Street, north of CM Finch Elementary, to put in a sidewalk and surface drain. Proper storm sewer and street lighting are also in place. During an interview last week, Shopland said the project was “virtually prepared,” minus any hiccups endured over the weekend from the weather. The side road on 113 Avenue is experiencing some base work and should be finished on schedule. “We got a couple more weeks to finish that project off, but it’s well within the time frame and we’re not expecting major problems there,” said Shopland. In addition, three roads made the transformation from gravel to pavement within the past four months: 91 Avenue, 81 Street and 101 Street. Many of the road construction in Fort St. John began as early as June when budgets, approval for planning, design ® and tender processes were completed. Despite this summer’s torRadio Frequency Treatment rential downpour that put some projects on hold, plans have since been moving smoothly. “June and July slowed things down, thankfully we had a very good August — September has been good. Body Contouring That put us at least two weeks behind,” said Shopland. Facial Sculpting Potholes are also problems that run the city’s streets. Skin Tightening Shopland said the Pothole Patrol program starts looking for holes to fill as soon as the roads thaw in the spring. “It’s not something we don’t do, we definitely spend time fillRenewal of Body & Spirit ing potholes. “ said construction 250-785-0263 is Shopland Consultations anticipated to finish by the end of October. available now!

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Enrolment drops again in District 59

DAWSON CREEK- School District 59 school board revealed all, but one member will run again for their respective positions in the upcoming elections in their last meeting on Sept. 21. Marcie Fofonoff, representing Chetwynd and area has decided not to seek reelection. “I’m the Moberly/Chetwynd area and I will not be running again. I feel it was a great privilege to have this learning curve and I encourage other people to step forward for sure. I think part of it is just to know about the complexity of the decisions and issues that we deal with. I think that it is a really exciting and challenging time coming up. Not for this term, and the reason is that I hope to leave the district for a time,” Fofonoff said. Members new and old have committed themselves for another term. “As a brand new trustee, just experiencing one term which I’ve enjoyed greatly I’ve decided to let my name stand for another term,” said Sorene Kampen, representing Chetwynd and area. “I will have been here for 12 years, and I don’t think my work is done, so I have to sign to let my name stand again,” said Judy Clavier, the school board’s vice-chair. Though most of the board is looking forward for the chance to sit on the board again, Chair, Richard Powell is uncertain of how appealing the job is to new comers. “We don’t know if anyone else is interested in the job, to take part in it. It’s more then a one month a meeting job, we probably actually put in one to two days a week that we’re involved in school district business…it’s more then that. At this time I’m not sure how attractive being a trustee is, because of the BCTF job action strike…it’s a tough time to work through,” Powell said. Members of the board are paid a small amount for their time, but Powell says most members are retirees or have flexible jobs for another source of income. “All the trustees have the same responsibility and that’s to oversee the working of the school district…So working with the superintendent and her staff we oversee the finance, we look at programs, we look at policy, and we’re involved in that sort of stuff. Our role is more to work with the administration and superintendent and to oversee sort of big picture goals for the district and we’re also the liaison with the Ministry of Education, we don’t necessarily take direction from them but we do look at programs being implemented and work within their guidelines,” said Powell about the roles and responsibilities of the position. Nomination packages are available at the School District office from Oct. 4-14th.

DAWSON CREEK- Members of the board of School District 59 were not surprised at the report that enrolment is down, again. The decrease in enrollment is consistent with what the board has seen over past years. “Some of that enrollment drop that started about 10 years ago in Kindergarten is making it’s way through the high school, so some of that is anticipated…we’ve heard some of the private school enrollment is up, I don’t know if the teachers’ job action strike is effecting it...that’s just speculation,” said Richard Powell, school board’s Chair. Many members are out-of-province workers and they are reluctant to move to where the work is. “It has to do with industries preparedness to adapt to the needs of their employees. You only need to go through our parking lots in our hotels at any given evening and see the number of plates from out of province to know that many workers are not people who are going to stay here,” said Gerry Slykhuis, secretary-treasurer for the district. Superintendent Kathy Sawchuk attributes the attractive work allowance some employers give as a reason why more families aren’t moving to the area. “Why would you move? In some cases it’s a $4,500 addition to a pay cheque per month,” Sawchuk said. Powell says the district has seen a decline of about 120 students each year for the past ten years. The pattern is province wide. High enrollment is important to all school districts; the more students enrolled, the more money the district gets from the Ministry of Education. “We think the decline will start to taper off in 2014 and we should see a rise again but right now we’re still in a decline, now that’s not just in Dawson Creek that’s provincial, there is a decline in student enrollment throughout the province except in a couple of districts,” Powell said. “The implications for the town, most often when you see drops of that nature...our schools are not going to be as resourced and as staffed as they have been. The complexity of it is that we haven’t taken two schools and dropped 232 kids where we can easily adjust our staffing to the enrollment, when it’s across the 30 schools it’s much more difficult because your classes are still up in numbers and you still need those people to be in front of those kids but we’re not able to resource that school to the same degree,” said Slykhuis.

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Get ready for Moustache Season by Brent Hodson For the fifth year in Canada the time is almost upon us where moustaches will pepper our streets in the quest to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. Men with an appreciation of natural quality and craftsmanship will be roaming proud and free this November, sporting their face grown, hand brushed moustaches for men’s health. Last year, Fort St. John raised more than $27,000 according to the Movember Canada website. That amount was way more than double what Prince George did, they did $11,000 and they have a population of around 70,000, so congratulations goes out to everyone who participated, organized events, fundraisers and more to achieve this phenomonial number. I would like to see us pass the $40,000 mark or even better double the 2010 amount. Watch for some cool events going in and around town including a registration day, a Movember party on November 30 and maybe even a few more events yet to be planned. By joining the fight against prostate cancer, we are helping to make a significant im pact on the state of men’s health around the world. There are some game changing programs being funded in Canada as a result of the funds raised and the hard work of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. To see Movember funds hard at work, check out the Programs Movember Canada Funds on the About Movember section of their website - I hope to see more moustaches this year, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride. You can register now to start your journey at http://

Buying high and selling low doesn’t work BC Hydro Opinion Piece by Gwen Johansson Dave Cobb is president and CEO of BC Hydro. In August, he confirmed what Hydro watchers have been saying for some time: that provincial energy policy is forcing Hydro to buy electricity it doesn’t need at prices higher than it needs to pay. Mr. Cobb said that if the government’s policy doesn’t change, BC Hydro would be “spending hundreds of millions of dollars per year of ratepayers’ money with no value in return” and that Hydro would be required “to buy far more long-term power than we need.” That means that without changes, your BC Hydro bill will be going up – a lot – when it doesn’t need to. Cobb was talking about restrictions imposed on BC Hydro by the province’s policies, especially electricity self-sufficiency. Legislation passed last year requires that Hydro hold enough electricity by 2016 to meet all BC needs. By 2020 it must hold 3000 gigawatthours extra. It must be able to do that in the lowest water year on record. That means BC will have surplus electricity in all years except the very worst one, which might occur once every fifty or more years. The theory, apparently, was that all the surplus power could be sold to the United States and Alberta. But abundant low-cost natural gas has allowed them to develop their own gas-fired generation, so the export market isn’t as large as anticipated and what market there

is won’t command the prices that Hydro needs to cover off the cost of what it’s committed to buy. Besides having to acquire more electricity than needed, Hydro is also required to buy that electricity from private independent power producers (IPP’s) operating in BC. Hydro could buy it cheaper on the open market both now and in the foreseeable future. Purchases are classified as non-firm, meaning electricity that isn’t available all the time such as wind or run-of-river; and firm, meaning electricity that’s always available. Bids from IPP’s to supply electricity recently came it at an average of $100 per megawatt hour for non-firm and $124 for firm. Recent spot market prices ranged from a low of $4.34 for non-firm to a high of 52.43 for firm. Firm power with delivery in 2012 was recently listed at $27-35 on the Pacific Northwest wholesale market. The further into the future you go, the less reliable the price predictions. Keeping that in mind, the 2030 price is suggested to be in the range of $81-85 per megawatt. So relying on the best information available, it seems BC Hydro is being forced to pay artificially high prices for electricity. Buying high and selling low doesn’t work for long. So who will pick up the shortfall between what Hydro is paying and what it can sell the electricity for? Well, that would be you, BC Hydro customers.

BC Hydro rate-payers guarantee Hydro debt, which is presently $12-$16 billion. But Hydro has signed contracts with IPP’s that have not yet come on line and those future obligations aren’t included in the $12-16 billion. The contracts are not public so the exact debt for which ratepayers will be responsible can’t be calculated. But it isn’t pocket change. Estimates range upward from an extra $30 billion by 2016. For the past ten years, the IPP lobby has been very active in shaping both provincial public opinion and provincial electricity policy and they have achieved conditions very favorable to their industry. BC Hydro rate-payers have been noticeably absent from the debate despite being the ones on the hook for those IPP contracts. So if there’s to be a change in what Cobb describes as “spending hundreds of millions of dollars per year of ratepayers money for no value…” and buying “far more long-term power than needed, then rate-payers will have to stand up and insist that provincial policy change to protect their interest. Gwen Johansson has served on numerous energyrelated endeavours. She co-chaired the Northeast Energy & Mines Advisory Committee; served on BC Hydro’s Integrated Electricity Planning Committee; is a former BC Hydro Director and a former member of the BC Energy Council. She lives in the Peace Valley near Hudson’s Hope. • 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: • • • • 1220B 103 Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 2G9 • Phone: 250-782-7060 • Fax: 250-782-7066 •

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Don’t miss the days of endless deficits Dear Editor: Listening to Adrian Dix’s finance critic, Bruce Ralston, on a radio call-in show this week, as he tried to explain why the NDP oppose Premier Christy Clark’s investment in the Prince Rupert port expansion and the Kitimat LNG plant, was almost farcical. Basically, the NDP’s argument was that we would be better off paying for people to go to school. OK, so let me get this straight: the NDP’s jobs plan is to spend millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars to educate people for jobs that don’t exist, while simultaneously opposing tax cuts and investments in projects that would actually create jobs that people could actually train for. Way to go Mr. Dix, you must have stayed up all night coming up with that plan. Like a lot of British Columbians, I don’t miss the days of endless deficits, special-interest corruption and unemployment that Mr. Dix’s last tenure in government produced. And it looks like he’s not changed one bit since then. Whether it’s finding new and exciting ways to send jobs out of the province, like taxing the pants off people and small businesses, or whether it’s “fresh ideas” like taking the forestry industry back to the 1950’s and trying to compete with paper and product manufacturers in the global market, clearly Mr. Dix just doesn’t get it. The NDP were not kicked out of office in 2001 because the people were bored. They were kicked out because they just can’t see past their own noses and make decisions only in the favour of special interests, not the people’s interest. British Columbia is poised to be a leading economy in the 21st century. Premier Christy Clark gets that fact while Mr. Dix is clearly attempting to capture our hearts and minds by opposing investments in jobs for BC. Perhaps the NDP is the one in need of an education. Pamela Gardner Burnaby, BC


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Prince Rupert Port expansion key project for BC

Dear Editor, Premier Christy Clark may have had to wait to launch her jobs plan, but it’s been well worth waiting for. Especially the announcement of funding to help get phase one of the Prince Rupert port expansion underway. It’s a key project that will create jobs throughout BC for decades. The Premier’s vision for BC to be the economic engine for a 21st-century Canada is timely and forward-thinking, but clearly something that the neither NDP nor the BC Conservative Party (BCC) seem to get. While NDP leader Adrian Dix talks off the top of his head about training credits for job categories that don’t exist here in BC, and therefore have no relevance, John Cummins haphazardly flips and flops his way across the province leaving a trail of contradictory policies and statements. BC needs new dollars, but how are we going to get them if we simply stand back and watch the world go by as Mr. Dix and Mr. Cummins seem to be suggesting in their criticism of the Premier’s jobs plan? The only way we can bring new dollars into the province is by opening up our doors to greater trade with the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific markets. After all, the best defence of jobs in our economy is a strong offense that aggressively markets and then delivers our products and services to the world. So, if the economy is the engine and BC is the car, I’m one person who is very happy that Christy Clark is in the driver’s seat, with her foot the economic accelerator, while Mr. Dix and Mr. Cummins are sitting in the back seat where they belong. Brian Bonney, Burnaby, BC

More Canadian farmers are for Canadian Wheat Board

Dear Editor, I am not an authority on the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) but I do know some things about it. Some farmers say the CWB is not beneficial to them. There have been fourteen U.S. attacks (trade challenges under NAFTA and WTO) on the CWB. If the CWB is not beneficial to Canada it would not be under attack. The Americans hate the CWB because they can not control and manipulate it, it is competition for them, and it makes it more difficult for them to capitalize on Canada’s grain. This of course is what they hate the most. More Canadian farmers are for the CWB than are against it. Stephen Harper wants to kill the CWB not because there is something wrong with it but because the Americans don’t like it. The priority of the Conservative Government is maximizing profits for the U.S. and its corporations and companies not what is best for Canada. To the best of my knowledge we have no real food security without the CWB. In the event of a U.S. grain shortage, American grain buyers would probably send all of Canada’s grain to the U.S., leaving us with shortages. At the end of the day, this is just another American take-over of Canadian assets, enabled by a weak Conservative Government that is afraid to say no to the U.S. Whether you agree with keeping the CWB or not, it is long past time we held our government accountable to Canadians and stopped allowing them to take the easy way out by giving our assets away. Thank you. Ed Pitt Dawson Creek,B.C.

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In the shoes of comedian, Simon King

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By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - Robin Williams called him a “truly gifted comedian” and for two nights last week, many flocked to The Lido to see who this ‘unfamous’ comic was. Sept. 24 was Simon King’s last night in Fort St. John, and with 30 minutes before his set, seats and booths filled up. Sitting in a room upstairs in The Lido was King and his opening act: Ross Dauk. King sat in a chair uninterrupted; tipping his venti-sized Starbucks cup back and forth. Though a pretentious choice of drink, King is far from that. With a witty flare, and countless accents, his ‘unfamous’ aura appeals to large audiences. There’s no telling what King will bring to the stage, only that you can expect fast paced jokes that centre around current events, politics, the funny world we live in and very seldom, King’s personal experiences. Though this was his first time at The Lido he is no stranger to the stage. After moving to the Lower Mainland from Sheffield , England, he started theatre at the age of six. But it wasn’t until his early 20s when he found his niche in comedy. “I just walked into an amateur night at the club and was like, ‘I gotta try this,’ and that’s it.” It’s been nearly 12 years since King first made stand-up comedy his gig and since then it’s evolved into much more than that. He bounces back and forth from Vancouver, where he runs a comedy night in the historic Gastown, and the busy streets of L.A. King spends most of his time in big cities with bright lights, but when he makes his way up to smaller places, like Fort St. John — performing as a comedian here, than say, L.A., is more appreciated. “When you have a venue that’s smaller, they take care of you so well, it really makes a difference to comics…you don’t get a turnout like that at an independent gig,” said King. “We find that nine times out of 10, small town audiences are just the best.” King said comedians have different styles in crafting their performances. Some will sit with a paper and pen and just write, while others might congregate in a group and bounce jokes off one another to confirm its hilarity. For King, he experiments with his jokes in front of different

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Vancouver-based comedian, Simon King, hangs out at The Lido before his final show in Fort St. John on Sept. 24. crowds; test-drives them to see what works and what doesn’t. “The way my brain works, is that I always see the joke in something.” To illustrate the idea of what runs through a comic’s head, King pulled out a notebook from his bag. Inside were scribbles of jokes, sometimes just a single word that described the revealing line. “If most comics were like snipers, where they take their time to pick their shot and pull the trigger — I’m the guy jumping out of a flaming car with two hand guns, it doesn’t necessarily hit everything, but it looks pretty cool,” said King when asked to describe his stand up. His very prolific, up-beat comedy is what King is most recognized for.


“Forget wind, solar and nuclear power: King may be the best alternative-energy source in America,” read a review by John Delery from Laugh Spin on King’s Unfamous Canadian CD that captured his live performance from Comedy Underground in Seattle. His energy is rarely unnoticed on stage, unless he’s performing in front of a non-English speaking group. He doesn’t consider himself an aggressive comedian, or person in general. “I’m not ridiculous, I’m not one of those guys who gets drunk and breaks into the zoo.” Rather King has always found the light in keeping a smile on his face, and others. “I’ve always been kind of goofy, it’s been the logical place to go.” King traveled with fellow comedian Ross Dauk, they are both from Vancouver, who performed as part of The Comedy Detour.

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Technologies in Dawson Creek, combined with through Northern Opportunities. The Peace Region is very fortunate to have a the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre/ Oil group of exceptional leaders committed to expanding the scope of this program and Gas Centre of Excellence in Fort St. John, and to spreading the word on the benefits of this innovative educational initiative. leaders bring to the allows Northern Lights College to fulfil its brand I have been very impressed by the passion for learning these Northeast NEWS Page 10 September 29, 2011 table, but also for their continuing commitment to finding learning solutions for the as B.C.'s Energy College™. NLC is committed to providing the skilled youth of the region. 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Traditional roots singer David Essig to perform at Dawson Art Gallery

group of young musicians from Winnipeg asked him By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- The music that David Essig writes, performs, and produces can be charac- if they could re-record their own versions of his songs. Essig obliged. terized as roots music, a genre that outdates his 40-year career. “‘You may have written some of these songs 25 Sept. 27 marks the start of his Home Routes House Concert Tour that will take him to 12 stops years or 30 years ago but they still work for us, and we in northern B.C. and Alberta, including the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Oct. 2. His interest in music started in high school playing the guitar and banjo in a band, where his weren’t even born yet’…and then that’s when I thought parents encouraged music as a hobby in his home town of Washington D.C. In the 60’s while okay well, yeah, that’s making it. That was more a sense Essig was studying at George Washington University to complete his undergraduate degree, the of ‘yeah I’ve made it’ than a big pay cheque or playing music curators at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian institutions invited traditional roots for 5,000 people or something like that,” he said. Essig finds himself busy teaching songwriting, guimusicians to Washington to study their music and how they played. There, Essig met and learned tar, and recording workshops and camps; as well as to play by these musicians. “I was fortunate as a young aspiring musician in Washington to get to know some of these art- touring Italy playing festivals and other gigs; recording ists and in many cases it was sort of the sunset of their careers, but they were able to share a lot and producing. At 65, he has no plans of retirement but of what they were doing with the next generation of musicians ... I learned to play mandolin from sees himself slowing down a bit and not chasing perforContributed photo John Duffy and the Country Gentlemen which if you’re a bluegrass person, is like sitting at the mances as much when his wife retires in a few years. “Maybe I have a Peter Pan complex or something, I don’t consider myself an old guy, even feet of God. I tell people that now and they can’t believe that I knew him much less learned how to play music from him. It was a really magical time, I was really really lucky to be able to have though I’m 65 I’m still out there running around and jumping up and down in front of the people... You can’t retire when you’re having this much fun.” that time,” Essig said. After Essig achieved his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, he moved to southwestern Ontario in 1971. He initially wanted to be a professor but thought he would take a year off to try his hand at music. The switch to a more artistic and creative field was not a PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT big jump for Essig. Rural Official Community Plan “Economics is a lot of math and music is a lot of math, so if you’ve kind of got a head for that way of thinking it’s not too big of a jump. A lot of my musician friends have worked as mathematicians or engineers,” he said. During his time in Ontario Essig found and joined various songwriters’ circles, where he not Notice is hereby given that Public Hearing meetings regarding Rural Official Community only honed his writing skills but also learned how to perform and tour. Plan Bylaw No. 1940, 2011, are scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 14 & 17, “There was a huge amount affection and respect and encouragement and support, we all helped each other along. Where I kind of fit into that was I was the first one of these acoustic singers song2011, at the following locations: writers to come down the road who had this deep immersion in North American traditional music... Date Location the songs that I write, a lot of them sound like they were written along time ago by somebody else, but with a very contemporary message in them as well,” Essig said. PRRD Office During his short stay in Dawson Creek, Essig will visit schools and the South Peace Songwriters October 13 1981 Alaska Avenue Circle and give them tips about song writing. He often teaches classes and hosts workshops during BC District PeaceDawson River Creek, Regional the summer months to aspiring songwriters. Peace Leisure Pool Plan “The only thing that I can say is keep your eyes and ears open and don’t be afraid to listen to Rural North Official Community 7pm or look at things that might be coming your way…because you never know what you’re going to October 14 9505-100 Street hear, what your going to come up with. I’m just inspired by the things I experience around me,” Fort St. John he said. Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre Essig also suggests always being aware of your place as a creative person and not to turn off October 17 4552 N Access Road your creative side. Chetwynd, BC “Don’t try to generalize it, don’t try to figure out the formula, there isn’t one. Just get Notice out there is hereby given that Public Hearing meetings regarding Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw and bounce around in the world don’t be afraid to write about things you think are important but No. 1940, 2011, are scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 14 & 17, 2011, at the following might not be comfortable or pleasant. If you keep yourself open, everything contributes locations: to everyThe Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1940, 2011 a is statement of objectives and thing else,” Essig said. policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered Along with writing and performing original songs, Essig also records and produces his and other artists’ music. “Just by default” he picked up this skill early in his career, with the help of Phil by the plan, respecting the purposes of local government. Sheridan. His training in mathematics made it easy for him to learn the technology in a time where North Peace recording equipment was expensive and artists with no money were self taught. Since learning he has produced four to six records a year, pushing nearly 100 records in his career. He produced the Montney Goodlow Buick first three albums for fellow musicians Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P. Bennett. He describe his Rose Prairie Wonowon Prespatou home studio, Watershed Studio, on Protection Island, B.C. as a place with a relaxed atmosphere, taking about a week to record an entire album. His goal is to catch the spontaneity that comes from Cecil Lake Halfway Pink Mountain a live performance. Though Essig will produce artists from a variety of different genres, he only works with people he likes. West & South Peace “I like to work with someone who has kind of an authenticity about them. It’s something you Farmington Groundbirch One Island Lake can dig your teeth into regardless of whether it’s your particular genre or not, it’s still something The Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1940,Progress 2011 a is statement of objectives and policies to Tower Lake East Pine that you can get behind. That’s kind of what I look for. If somebody is interested in making a reguide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered by the plan, Kelly Lake Hasler cord and making a lot of money and getting on the radio and becoming famous, there are guys in the purposesRolla respecting of local government. Vancouver and Toronto that are The purpose of these meetings much better at that. That’s not North Peace West & South Peace my thing. My thing is: if you from those persons Montney is to hearFarmington want to make a sincere artisWant to Try Curling or Learn New Skills? Rose Prairie who believe Tower thatLake their interest tic statement of where you are Beginner Clinic - October 1 Rolla Cecil Lake in property will be affected by right now,” he said. Advanced Clinic - October 2 Groundbirch Goodlow the Offi cial Community Essig will remember his “big Progress Plan. Wonowon Free Curling Week - October 1 - 7 break” happening in 1972 when Lake form Halfway This noticeKelly is in general Leagues start week of October 11 he was asked to play at the MarOne Island Buick only. A copy of the Lake proposed iposa Folk Festival, and was East Pine Prespatou League NighTS: bylaw and relevant hailed as a talented newcomer. Hasler background Pink Mountain MOndAy - Recreational Mixed “Suddenly there I was on documents may be reviewed in stage with people like John & Super Leagues The purpose of detail, these between meetings to hear from theishours of 8:30 Prine and John Hammond… TuesdAy - Ladies those persons who believe that their interest in 12:00 noonbyandthe 1:00 Official pm to 4:30 like whoa there they are and property will am be toaffected WednesdAy - Men’s you learn really fast when Community Plan. This notice is in general pm, Monday through Friday, excluding ThursdAy - Mixed you’re around people like that,” form only. A copy of the proposed bylaw and FridAy - Open Night holidays, at the Peace River Regional he said. relevant background documents may be District office, located at 1981 Alaska Another opportunity came reviewed in detail, between the hours of 8:30 for him in the 80s when he am to 12:00 noon andDawson 1:00 pm to BC. 4:30 pm, Avenue, Creek, Inquiries Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at was awarded a recording conshould be referred to the Development Regional District office, tract with Appaloosa, an Italian 9504 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC the Peace River Services Department, calling Alaska Avenue, by Dawson company that still distributes Phone 250-785-2037 • www.fsjcurling.comlocated at 1981 Creek, BC. Inquiries should its CD in Europe. 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The evolution of the Friendship Centre By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – Over the last five years the Friendship Centre has gone through a noticeable amount of transformations, and with the facility almost complete, its outreach to the community is substantially growing. From October 2010 to September 2011, the mobile outreach unit served over 5,000 people, an average of 43 people per day and a 10 per cent increase compared to the previous year. “This is our home, we like to keep it nice and tidy and looking good for our clients,” said Maxine Mease, Friendship Centre program director. Renovations are still underway and most of their clients have yet to see the improved centre. “It’s just newly renovated and our soup and bannock hasn’t started yet. We bring in our clients in from the Aboriginal Housing Outreach Program…they haven’t seen it yet, so it will be a good surprise,” said Mease. The growth of the centre eventually called for renovations and this year they welcomed aboard three new staff memebers. In 2006 the Board and executive director agreed to use core funding for the installation of a new roof, window, sidings, and an entire reconstruction of the interior. They also received a $42,800 grant from Human Resources and Development Canada to build proper wheelchair accessibility, said executive director Anita Lee.

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A new kitchen for the North Peace Museum from Rotary By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A donation by the Fort St. John Rotary Club will give the North Peace Museum an opportunity to expand their outreach to the community. On Sept. 22, the Rotary Club presented Heather Longworth, NP Museum manager and curator and Evelyn Sim, North Peace Historical Society president, a $10,000 donation. “It’s a wonderful donation and it’s going to help us finish up our new kitchen so we can hosts events in the near future,” said Longworth. The money will be used to complete the new kitchen with purchases of faucets, two sinks and plumbing. A renovated kitchen will give the museum more leverage to host community events. They also plan on buying stackable chairs for school programs and special events. It will also be at the disposal of volunteer members at the NP Museum. The NP Museum members and the NPHS appreciate donations to the museum because it allows them to use their funds they receive from the city and the Peace Regional District for other costs to keep the museum running. “It’s very important to us, it helps us to use some of our money for other purposes, like conservation or collections management. So it frees some of our money for other useful purposes,” said Longworth. Longworth is the only full10040-100 Street, time employee at the museum, Fort St John, BC the others who help run it are V1J 3Y4 volunteers. 250-263-9996 centralemporium@ “There’s always something happening at the museum, the North Peace Historical Society Cooler Weather Approaching: is a very viable society and Available now: it deserves recognition,” said Sim. Down & Down Alternative Through their mega lottery Pillows & Duvets and yearly fundraisers, the Rotary Club is able to remain Snowsuits/Snow Jacket & active in lending a hand to Pant sets/Down Jackets non-profit organizations. “It’s important for rotary New Product: to support the communities, Eco-friendly step stools & potties. that’s the mandate of Rotary,” Just in: Jo Squeaker Shoes/Boots! said president of the Fort St. John Rotary Club Clark Lang. TDEA10780 Sept Tundra Live Large ad TLL_Tundra 10.25 inches x 100 agates

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Forming a united front to reclaim streets for women By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – Tonight community members will walk through downtown Fort St. John to raise awareness of reclaiming the streets for women. Take Back the Night is an international event that brings to light all forms of abuse against women. “A big part of Take Back the Night, is that we want to be able to reclaim the streets for the safety of everyone at all times,

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what’s coming in our doors, the transient working nature of our community is a threat to a united community front against the incidents of violence against women. It’s one we need to recognize and overcome together.” Goodman knows first hand how violence against women can impact society. “We know at the women’s centre how difficult it is for women to come out and speak up about violence that they’ve endured,” she said. “A lot of women have certain hesitations in town on where they can go during certain times of the day or evening.” Ultimately the question boils down to: “Do you feel safe? If the answer is no, then we have to do something about it,” said Goodman. The march is a way to bring together a community who doesn’t turn a blind eye to these happenings and to stand up in the name of survivors of abuse, said Goodman. Dawson Creek hosted their Take Back the Night two weeks ago with a strong turnout. The walk will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the North Peace Culture Centre, after the Women’s Resource Society holds its annual general meeting at 6 p.m., which is open to the public. Goodman encourages those coming out to bring a flashlight as a visual statement to show how many people are trying to “shed light” on the issue. The Women’s Resource Centre has participated in previous years, but Goodman said this is the first year she formally registered the centre with the Take Back the Night foundation.

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On Sept. 21 and 22, Canadian Association of Petroleum Products and Energy Services BC hosted the second annual Energy Expo in Fort St. John. Bottom: Grant Pegden-Wright works for Dynaflo, a company that makes control valves. PegdenWright said, “We would be silly if we didn’t take the time to come out here.”

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Oktoberfest will give Bear Mountain a lift By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- While thousands of people are celebrating the 201st anniversary of Oktoberfest in Munich until October 3, approximately 100 people came out to the first Oktoberfest hosted by Bear Mountain Ski Club and the Southeast Oilmen’s Association last Friday Sept. 23. The event was a fundraiser to pay off a new T-bar ski lift that the club purchased to be installed next summer. A $50 ticket paid for a dinner filled with German staples, such as pretzels, sauerkraut, bratwurst, German potato salad, pork schnitzel, apple strudel, and all the German beer you can drink. A bus providing a safe ride home was also included in the ticket price. The new lift costs the club $498,000 plus tax and have already raised $296,000 since they started fundraising last year. “We got it and that was back in 1964…It’s about 50 years old and it was used then. We do a lot of maintenance and we haven’t had a lot of problems with it…when we do it’s really hard to get parts, we have to order them all the way from New York City,” said Paul Gevatkoff, president of the ski club. The club will do more fundraising throughout the year with a poker night, the selling of Rotary mega-raffle tickets and a cookbook Gevatkoff’s daughter is publishing. The club has support from its members and some of the public, as the food and the auction prizes were all donated, TDA catering donated their time and the beer was also donated. Gevatkoff was quite happy with the turnout and the generosity of bidders during the auction. Two-dozen cinnamon buns sold for $675. “We’re really happy with the turnout…it’s awesome, it’s a community thing, you can see the people supported it,” he said. Although Gevatkoff doesn’t ski, he feels his work in the club is important to the community. “It really serves the community well, it’s more than just a ski hill. You can see that the chalet is a place where young people can come up and visit, go skiing if they want, there’s food here, they can just be…it’s just a really good place for young people, way better than downJill Earl photo town,” Gevatkoff said. Attendees never got thirsty with five kegs of donated imported German beer.

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Tumbler Ridge wins 10,000 for walking trails By Jill Earl

TUMBLER RIDGE- The town showed off its competitive side, winning $10,000 in the Healthy Families B.C Walking Challenge. Residents of cities, towns, and rural communities all across the province were to log-on to their page and post comments, pictures, and videos of walking trails in their area, or explanations of why physical activity and nature are important. There were five categories in the competition and each community was placed in a category depending on the size of the population. Tumbler Ridge was placed in the fifth category, with a small population under 5,000. There was no limit to the number of entries a resident could make. The town with the most entries won. “We had more submissions than any other town in B.C., including Vancouver and Abbotsford. We really got behind that challenge and now everybody wants to come to Tumbler Ridge and see our trails,” said Tumbler Ridge Mayor Larry White. “We were actually, I believe, the leading community in the entire province. Including communities greater than 100,000 so we weren’t just number one in our category we were number one in the province,” said Dr. Charles Helm, secretary for the Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society, a local hiking club that played a major role in campaigning for the challenge. “Tumbler Ridge took an early lead because we started early. Each of us were sending in one or two a day … Monday we were leading (the competition closed at midnight) and we were watching how far ahead we were and between eight o’clock and nine o’clock. Horsefly was catching up at an alarming rate. At about nine thirty we woke people up and said if we want to win this thing we have to be up until midnight, we’ve all got to get busy again. We had an army of people right up until the last minute and it was only within the last hour or so that we realized we probably had it. It was truly neck in neck and a wonderful contest,” Helm explained. The money will go to the town, but Helm and the rest of the club hope that they allocate some of the prize money to helping the club rebuild a bridge over Bergeron Falls that was washed out during the floods this summer. The society has built a temporary bridge, but stresses the need for a permanent one, they also maintain approximately 30 hiking trails through the region. Since the victory, Helm has had people express to him a new interest in Tumbler’s trails. “I think that’s ultimately why the walking challenge was created, not so someone could win a prize but to promote interest in physical activity and healthy lifestyle and getting out into the wilderness. From that point of view it’s been hugely successful,” Helm said.

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United Way campaign kick-off pulls community together

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FORT ST. JOHN - Six teams came out for the United Way Truck Pull campaign. At the end of the day UWNBC raised $6,094.81. Teams of ten pulled a fully-equipped fire truck for 50 ft. Prizes were awarded for the team with the most spirit, the fastest and the most money raised. A pancake breakfast was served before the truck pull. Many in the community came out to the south side of the Pomeroy Sport Centre to cheer on the teams. Participants were: Shell, Ackland Grainger, Oil and Gas Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Fort St. John RCMP and the fire department.

Above: Chamber of Commerce heaved the fire tuck across the finish line at 16.84 seconds. The RCMP took home the award for fastest pull at 15.07 seconds. Kyla Corpuz photos

Right: Oil and Gas Commission came in full spirit, dressed like super heroes. They won the award for best dressed/most team spirit. Left: Ackland Grainger pose in front of the fire truck, it took them 18.56 seconds to haul the fire truck 50 ft.

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Children are the stars in Alleyoop concert By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- To Al Hirsch children weren’t meant to sit down and be quiet. His interactive children’s concert brought to the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre last Saturday was hosted by South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral and was sponsored by Success by 6. “They don’t like to sit still and be quiet. They get a chance to play, I get them up on stage with me, getting them to have fun prance and jump around and be silly, a lot of times they don’t get to do that,” Hirsch said. As a teacher, Hirsch found a positive result when he brought his guitar to his class of Kindergarten and Grade 2 students. He started to write his own childrens songs and started performing at children’s festivals in the summer. Wanting to be an entertainer full time and being restricted by his school schedule, Hirsch quit his Seattle based teaching job, adopted the stage name Alleyoop and went into show business. He brings his show to teachers workshops, festivals, and birthday parties. The concert is unique featuring Hirsch’s original songs and stories; puppets Billy Bear and Toby Tortoise, a little wooden dancing man, his healthy collection of whistles from around the world (including the Oscar Mayer), and the opportunity for children to participate. “My show and my music is not about me…it’s about them and what I can get them to do. I found out through trial and error what sort of things they’ll do, like dance and they’ll jumped up and down and act silly as long as you provide them with power of suggestion. The songs often have instructions on how to play the game,” Hirsch said. Meant for parents and guardians of children ages two to ten, Hirsch has found audiences of that age are more willing to play along and have powerful imaginations. Hirsch says his audience will see the puppets and think they’re real, even the older children who know better will see Hirsch’s mouth moving and his hand in the puppet but will still ask him how he makes it talk. “Young children don’t know the difference between fantasy and reality…their imaginations are so powerful they still think it’s real,” he said. He hopes that parents will recognize the need for children to be active and to act out. Program coordinator for the South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral, Katherine Charbonneau, hopes that it will encourage family bonding. Jill Earl photo “It’s a time for them to enjoy themselves, have some family Top: Alleyoop plays and shows off his collection of whistles fun, get the children moving, that’s kind of our goal for it. We from around the world. We feature the largest selection of Custom Blinds know that music is really imporand Draperies in the Peace Country tant in children’s lives, I think it Budget Priced, Commercial or Upscale will also help with their development, music does encourage A “Hunter Douglas” Premier Select Dealer since 1986 emotional development and being their with their families will Use our expertise and experience to your advantage Call Us - We’ll help you get the blinds you want for the best price available! encourage their sense of belonging,” Charbonneau said. Call Rose or Garry • 250-785-5754

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Join a growing team in a friendly community. Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation, in Mackenzie, BC, is part of the Paper Excellence Group, a progressive, dynamic player in the integrated forest products sector with numerous operations across the country. Recent acquisitions have made the organization one of the largest of its kind in Canada. Holdings now include five pulp mills in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Mackenzie (, a community of 4,800, lies at the southern end of Williston Lake in the Rocky Mountains, 189 km from the city of Prince George. Mackenzie is a friendly, family-oriented town offering excellent recreational opportunities, affordable housing and all amenities. At its doorstep is a network of trails and facilities for hiking, mountain biking, skiing and all activities the mountains, rivers and wilderness can provide.

Pulp & Paper Technologist Mackenzie Pulp Operations has an immediate opening for a Pulp & Paper Technologist at Paper Excellence, Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation. The position offers an excellent opportunity in all aspects of the technical functions, including: quality control, environment, water treatment, and statistics. Preference will be given to candidates with a background or education in chemistry, pulp & paper, or related discipline such as environmental studies. If you are interested in this position and you meet these requirements, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter by October 7, 2011 to: Human Resources Manager, Mackenzie Pulp Operations, Fax: (250) 997-2918; Email: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FiNaNce maNageR Doig River First Nation, a progressive Dane-zaa community in North Eastern B.C. is seeking an experienced self motivated individual who is willing to learn, build capacity and thrive on challenge while working in a team environment. Reporting to the Band Manager, the Finance Manager will be a key member of and support to the management team. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded and hands on accountant who is responsible for all financial activities of DRFN. She/he will provide leadership, direction, training and guidance to the finance staff, overseeing and carrying out a full range of day-to-day financial activities including: overseeing the payroll, preparing budgets, managing and monitoring funding and financial agreements and reporting requirements, cash flow analysis, preparation of financial statements, month end and year end reports. The Finance Manager will develop and enhance financial controls and systems while supporting and overseeing financial administration and reporting for several departments including but not limited to: Health and Social Development, Public Works and Housing, Economic Development, Education, Trust Programs. She/he will also possess the following qualifications: • an accounting designation (CA, CMA, or CGA) complimented by a minimum of five (5) years financial management or an equivalent combination of demonstrated ability and education; • Proven skills in developing, implementing and monitoring financial systems, controls, policies, and best practices while ensuring compliance with all regulators and funding agencies; • Advanced proficiency in with Excel and accounting software, ideally ACCPAC; • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work; • Effectively with all internal and external stakeholders including auditors, lending institutions and Government agencies. • Strong organizational and administrative skills as well as experience managing multiple projects and time sensitive deadlines; • Previous knowledge and experience working with First Nations government and communities, INAC, CMHC, and other government agencies is an asset. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Closing date for this position is: October 6, 2011 Send your resume to: Ronda Svisdahl, CAFM Doig River First Nation PO Box 56 Rose Prairie, BC V0C 2H0 Email: Subject line must read: Finance Manager We thank all applicants and advise that only individuals to be interviewed will be contacted.

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BookkeepeR Doig River First Nation is seeking an energetic, organized individual who will maintain and be responsible for the day-to-day financial activities of our band-owned entities. Qualifications: Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Bookkeeper will be a member of the finance department . This position requires an individual who has excellent computer and numeracy skills, as well as bookkeeping experience. And education background in business or accounting, and knowledge of First Nation culture is an asset. All applications from potential candidates should address their ability to meet the following additional qualifications: • A minimum of 2 years experience in working with Simply Accounting up to and including all year-end processes. • Experience in preparing written and financial reports • Strong organizational skills and self-motivational skills Duties: • Preparing, processing and recording accounts payable, and accounts receivable. • Preparing, processing and recording all payroll including ROE’s and T4’s. • Preparing bank reconciliations. • Managing cash flows and budgets. • Performing project costing and tracking of all assets. • Assist in the finance department as requested. • All other duties as required. Wages will be dependant upon qualifications and experience. Closing date for this position is October 6, 2011

Send your resume to: Ronda Svisdahl, CAFM Doig River First Nation PO Box 56 Rose Prairie, BC V0C 2H0 Email: Subject line must read: Bookkeeper We thank all applicants and advise that only individuals d d be interviewed will be contacted.

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New Employment Opportunities! Accounts Payables Clerk/Receptionist: Full-time administrative position available for busy, local trucking company. Successful candidate will have A/P experience and be familiar with a P/O system. Experience with Simply Accounting would also be an asset. Customer Service Rep: Are you extremely organized and have great attention to detail? Do you have some plumbing and heating experience, great customer service skills and like sales? Our client is looking for persons who can work with their customers from the beginning of a project through to its successful conclusion. An excellent career opportunity for enthusiastic, professional candidates. Warehouseman/Shop: Candidates for this position should have completed the Oil and Gas operator course or have some some Oil & Gas experience. Shipping and receiving, fast paced environment. Good full time in town position. Candidates must have a valid class 5 driver’s license.

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Posting Circular: Job-1557 Resource/Educator Position - Childcare Resource & Referral Program – Dawson Creek Job 1557 Resource /Educator Position Title: Resource/Educator Job Responsibilities: The Resource/Educator will work in partnership with service providers, ensure activities are conducive with child care setting policies. Promote, create and offer activities to child care settings that stimulate and develop children’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth. Promote and offer educational events to child care providers and others in the community. Hours of Work: 21-24 Hours per week. Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement Closing Date: October 7, 2011 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th Street) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: • Please include Competition # 1557 with resume • This position is open to female and male applicants • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted • This position is a union position For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at We look forward to hearing from you!

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • The South Peace Secondary School “Craft Fair Before Christmas “ is October 29 at South Peace Secondary School 10808-15th street in Dawson Creek from 10 am to 4 pm! Admission is $2 kids get in free! Table rentals are $25! Proceeds from admissions and table rentals benefit students attending the 2012 France Trip! For more info check us out on Facebook or call Sasha at 250-782-7848 • Doe River WI Annual Turkey Supper will be held on October 2/11 from 5-7pm. The cost will be $12/person, children 6 and under eat for free. • Sunday Oct. 2nd is the 19th annual life chain being held at the Traffic Circle. From 2 to 3 pm Signs will be provided. Everyone Welcome. • October 2 - BC Blues Musician, Singer, Songwriter & Producer, David Essig, will be performing at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30pm. David is known internationally as one of Canada ’s finest interpreters of original, contemporary folk music. Brought to you by the South Peace Community Arts Council’s Concerts in the Gallery a Home Routes Concert Series..redefining elevator music. Admission charged at the door. For more information call 250-782-2601. • Tuesday 11th October at 1.30pm A workshop CLIENT SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CSIL)- Financial Assistance through the CSIL program. Presented by Kendra Cournoyer and Judi McGown. Sponsored by South Peace Seniors’ Access. Space is limited so come early. Location: Seniors’ Access Office (Coop mall next door to Sears). For more information phone 782-1138 ext 225 between 1.00pm3.00pm • Bonanza and District Agricultural Society is looking for crafters and vendors for our Fall Craft and Trade Show on Oct 22, 2011. For more info and bookings call Kate at 780500-0031. Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society is looking for volunteer tutors to work one to one with learners. Tutors meet once or twice a week with their learners and help them with reading, writing, Math or speaking English. If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding volunteer experience please give us a call at 250-785-2110 or e-mail glundquist@fsjliteracy. ca The next Tutor Training session will start on Saturday, October 15. • Tuesday, October 11 Spread the Word Open Mike. The monthly gathering of local writers to share and discuss your work! Now in its third year. The anthology DiVerseCities II was an outgrowth of the open mikes. Retro Relics, 10140 100th Ave, FSJ. 7:00 pm. For more information, please call 250.787.8822. • Wednesday, Sept. 21, Sept. 29, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26. Éiriú Eolas Anti-Stress Breathing & Meditation Class. Learn to quickly overcome stress through simple breathing techniques. A few minutes is all it takes once you’ve learned how it works! Classes held at Under the Yoga Tree, #4-10104 100 St. Upstairs, Fort St. John. $10. For more information, please call 250.787.9433. • The Family Literacy Program is open for registration! Classes run every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to take part in the children’s program; and, baby care is also available. Healthy snacks are provided for each class. Every month, the Family Literacy Program also offers parenting and life skills seminars. Opportunities for parents and children to learn together are offered each week. For more information, please contact Jean McFadden at 250-785-2110. ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-toone tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration

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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. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym 8:45 – 9:45. Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105. Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 - 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 785-3200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care

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Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the time. Join the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. Donate a minimum of five hours per month. For information, call (250) 262-4530. • Pan African Caribbean Association welcomes the community to join our group to promote community awareness of culture, music and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 for more information. • New Totem Archery hold their indoor shoots at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. • Come out and join us for an afternoon of play, crafts, a healthy snack, circle time and an opportunity to borrow books from the Devereaux School Library. This is a chance to meet other people from your community and introduce your children to a school setting. We meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Oct. 20th. This program is geared for three to four year-olds but siblings are welcome to come with their parents. Call Patti (250) 8437813 for more information. • Join us for fun, fun, fun at the artSpace! ArtSpace classes are here again at the North Peace Cultural Centre with wonderful programming for all ages! Don’t miss out! Register today for preschool, Mommy and Me, afterschool and adult classes! Check out the great selection of activities at, or pick up a brochure at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Call (250) 785-1992 for more information or to register. Fort Nelson • The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574. Pouce Coupe • Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17. Chetwynd • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to, phone 7889658 or 788-1100 Tumbler Ridge • Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Thursday. 8 p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to. Phone 242-4018. • Tuesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In – Floor curling, carpet bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee. • Tumbler Ridge’s self-employed women will receive six months of free personal business monitoring beginning this October at no charge. If you are a self-employed woman in their first three years of operation, or partially operate a business, contact Sara Cooper at the Women’s Enterprise Centre at 1-800-643-7014 ext. 104 or Mila Lansdowne by e-mail at or (250) 242-3389. Registration is required.

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man Dustin Gould scored on a power play. Although The Huskies pushed ahead on the offense, the Kings laid down yet another goal, boosting their lead to 5 - 2. With eight minutes left, Robbie Sidhu, pressed the ice and came around with his second goal of the night, closing the game with a final score of 5 - 3. The Kings dominated the shots 33 - 18. The Huskies assistant coach Todd Alexander still applauded his team despite them being “a little rusty.” “We played good tonight…it’s their first game, a little nervous around everybody but we got a good squad.” With new faces on the Huskies’ roster, the team has plenty of room to improve.

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Husky John Wayne-Howes hustles for the puck on the offense in the third period, minutes before the last goal of the game.

Huskies first puck drop of the season By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – On Sept. 24, two Junior B hockey teams broke the ice at the North Peace Arena for the Huskies’ season opener against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings. Both teams sported new jerseys for the season, but it was the Kings who managed to take home another win, after beating Beaverlodge the night before. The Huskies welcomed their season opener with 5 – 3 loss and 50 minutes in penalties where as the Kings took much less hits, putting them at 28 penalty minutes. Despite the sour ending for the pups, they did start up the scoreboard. Less than three minutes into the puck drop, Robbie Sidhu scored on a power play. But it wasn’t long after when The Kings’ forward, Daniel Bishop, took advantage of the ice during a Huskies penalty for roughing. He swept in to tie the game with nine minutes left in the first period. The Kings finished off the first period outshooting the Huskies. But goalie Ty Gullickson was swift enough to keep the puck out for the remainder of the period. Back on the ice for the second period, the Kings fired at the Huskies for a short-lived 2-1 lead, until Husky Jaxon Glass tied the game 30 seconds later, Just minutes after Husky cheers simmered, the King’s lead-

ing scorer Nolan Trudeau, got past Gullickson to take the lead. During the third period, the Huskies were out to bite, with six visits to the penalty box — half of what the Kings saw. Two and a half minutes into the third period, King’s defense-

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”There’s still some learning to do, some issues we have to deal with internally. We got good guys, guys that want to learn.” Glass, who made his debut goal during the season opener, is excited to work with a solid team but also sees the areas where they can recover.

“I think the biggest focus right now is discipline, last year has been an issue for the Huskies.” Last year, the Huskies lost players towards the end of the season. “We were lucky if we had 11 guys,” said Glass. But this year is a different story: “We’ll definitely be getting better.” Assistant coach Alexander and Husky player Glass didn’t sweat the loss and both are optimistic about the coming season. “First game of the season, it wasn’t bad, but a win would have been nice,” said Glass. “Losing by two goals isn’t a big deal early this season. You don’t win the championship in September, we’ll do good,” said Alexander. The JDA Kings is shaping up to be “one of the teams to beat.” Last Saturday was the second win for the Kings’ season. During their season opener they beat out the Beaverlodge Blades 12 – 4, just a day before facing the Huskies. Grande Prairie JDA Kings will face the Fort St. John Huskies on their home ice on Oct. 1 at the Coca-Cola Centre.

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