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eration energy be considered instead of hydroelectric. They pointed to ENMAX’s Shepard Energy Centre project located in Calgary as a model for what could be done in the Peace. They compared both projects based on construction timeline, amount of megawatts, capital cost and land needed—emphasizing their stance that natural gas energy could be a better system for the area. They highlighted the Shepard Centre’s approximate three-year completion date while BC Hydro expects construction to take seven or more years. If Site C is built it has the potential to produce 1,100 megawatts of power; the Shepard Centre would be able to produce 800 megawatts. Koechl said there are more options available other than Site C, which he believes have been left out of the picture. “We are not politicians. We are politically active, but the reality is that much of what needs to be said right now hasn’t been explored, and because of that so many of the options, or the viable options, in this particular case: the natural gas co-generation, has been left on the backburner and regrettably so,” said Koechl. “Right now it seems as if the hydro project has been pushed at almost an exponential speed now to the point of exclusion of anything else.” But Conway said that’s not the case. “It is important to understand that the option for BC Hydro is not between Site C and nothing. Instead, BC Hydro must choose between a variety of resource options, which means Site C or other resources.” BC Hydro’s latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) compared the efficiency, environmental attributes and cost of Site C against other renewable resources, said Conway. The IRP assessed how wind, natural gas, run-of-river hydro, and pumped storage could meet the same annual energy and peak capacity requirements in the same time frame as Site C. The end result found that Site C is the most “cost-effective” option under a range of market price scenarios, according to Conway. Kroechl and Kroecher said


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A large group walks to raise awareness of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in northeast B.C. and across Canada on Oct. 4.

Sisters in Spirit stay strong in FSJ By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – The names start rolling off her tongue: Cynthia Maas, Molly Apsassin, Annie Davis, Sandra Calahasen, Ramona Shular, Shirley Clethroe, Stacy Rogers, Renee Gunning and Abigail. All of these women were from the Fort St. John area and of Aboriginal decent—all have been listed as either murdered or missing. “I have a hard time remembering all of them,” said Connie Greyeyes. These are just some of the women Greyeyes walked for during last week’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil. “A lot of this really does hit home, they are actual people who I had an actual relationship with—friendships,” said Greyeyes. “So that’s basically what really started it for me.” Greyeyes is the co-founder of Fort St. John’s Sisters in Spirit Vigils that was held on Oct. 4. The Sisters in Spirit Vigils is a nation-wide movement, created by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) in 2004. It’s a walk to raise awareness of the murdered and still missing Aboriginal women across the country. This year marked the fifth anniversary in Fort St. John. Over the last five years, Greyeyes believes the vigil has created awareness that these women are not “disposable”. “There’s a lot of bands around here, and I have found that there’s a stigma that’s attached to our people in our area. And you know what? That doesn’t make anybody disposable. Our women are not disposable. It’s not okay.” Greyeyes believes the stigma goes every further. “In talking with many of the families when we started this, it was the same thing over and over again,” Greyeyes said. “They felt that they’re voices weren’t heard, that it didn’t matter that their loved ones were missing. They didn’t get that urgency from anybody that this is serious.”

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Site C vs. Natural Gas Continued from Page 2.

the ENMAX project has a price tag of $1.3 billion and will require 60 acres of land compared to Site C’s estimated $7.9 billion and 5,550 hectares of land expected to be flooded. “Financially speaking we’re looking at a project that will be six times cheaper, one sixth of the cost of BC Hydro’s proposed Site C dam,” Koechl said. However, Conway, stated in a letter to the editor that the opposition project only considers the capital cost of the natural gas plant, and not its lifetime operating cost. “This is important since most of the lifecycle costs for Site C are upfront capital costs followed by low operating costs over the long life of the dam,” wrote Conway. “A natural gas plant is the opposite, with most of its costs being incurred over the operating life of the facility.” Conway also pointed out that Site C would provide “long-term price stability, while the market price of natural gas fluctuates over time.” Area C director Arthur Hadland rebutted that comment. “But you see it’s our resource, so we can actually lock that in for long term … we have that option to do what we wish, but that option is not exercised.” Kroecher and Koechl were compelled to look into alternative energy projects after being dissatisfied with BC Hydro’s project consultation. Both men feel that their concerns are disregarded and they are frustrated with the responses and response times when posing inquiries to BC Hydro. “It is regrettable because the consultation process has been extremely challenging for people who want to participate in a collaborative manner. It’s next to impossible to do it, so we realized there must be something better out there,” said Koechl. “Each one has been a huge disappointment, it is not consultation,” said Kroecher. “Consultation is supposed to be a two way street, and I consider what they call consultation, manipulation. That’s all it is. We are being told what they are going to do, and we can comment on it, and that’s about the scale of it,” he said, adding that he has attended nearly all of BC Hydro’s public consultation meetings. Conway, however, said all Consultation Summary Reports are “fully” considered by BC Hydro’s technical and environmental teams. He added that community input has guided BC Hydro’s continual studies on the areas where Site C is being proposed. In Kroecher and Koechl delegation, they urged directors to encourage the province and BC HyThe CreditMaster – smart financial planning that lets you get it all. Increased dro in assessing current expenditures to date on all aspects of the Site C project. Also, they requestborrowing power, term loans and lines of credit. Call North Peace Savings ed an immediate cost analysis and assessment of the two current models of electricity production: hydro vs. natural gas. today. It’s your life. We’re just here to help you live it better. They also requested that the directors advocate for no additional funds to be provided to the Site C project until the cost analysis of hydro and natural gas is completed. Board members decided to The mortgage for your master plan. have staff write a report about their requests. The delegates also shared their concerns about how the project would be a burden for taxpayers and add to the province’s deficit. “I would be extremely disappointed in the thought that this couldn’t be halted in its present form where it is, and the reason for that is simple,” Koechl said. “When it comes to politics the bottom line has been the dollar, the mighty dollar … one would wonder why in the world are they proceeding with a project that will put this deficit, literally through the roof; and yet this one continues unimpeded for some strange reason.” Learn more at Conway has continued to defend Site C as being the most “cost-effective” option for British Columbians. “The Site C project would produce energy at a cost between $87 and $95 per megawatt hour. This compares favourably to other clean energy options, which had an average cost of $124 per megawatt hour in BC Hydro’s 2010 Clean Power Call.” However, when asked if BC Hydro acknowledged that Site C will create a greater deficit, Conway didn’t firmly answer. Kroecher and Koechl intend Close By and Ready! Lock Solid Lock & Key to share their thoughts about the hydro project and the natLocks Rekeyed - Installed Padlocks - Keyless Entry ural gas opportunity with as many people as they can, hoping to eventually gain support from the province. “I think that allows us to get our foot in the door and I think CALL 250.787.8999 that’s really critical for a big Cell 778-256-1685 idea. This is a big idea; it’s a Unit 5, 10404 101 Avenue Plaza, Fort St. John, BC change in the paradigm that’s “Let Us Be Your Key Supplier” been there forever. We need to convince our local politicians of how important this switch is. 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Moving on to the next chapter By Brent Hodson, Associate Publisher As I finish up wrapping this edition of the Northeast News, I thought I should do a little writeup saying thanks to the communities that read our newspaper and to the staff here. This is my last edition that I’ll be a part of as I am moving and changing careers. The past two years have been a great ride here as we have continued to develop a great product that continues each week to showcase the region. Changing your life is never easy... I have always been one to worry about making these life altering decisions. This change though will give me an opportunity to discover a new industry, work with a new group of people and continue to thrive in the north. Northern B.C. has always been my home. I was born and raised in Fort Nelson and have lived the past 8 years in Fort St. John and now making the move to Dawson Creek. I have always been a strong supporter of the north as I have found the opportunities, the experiences and the people here to be amazing. I look forward to seeing old friends still around as I won’t be too far away from them but I am looking forward to living in a new community and discovering what makes Dawson Creek the place it is. For those that live in Dawson Creek, lets go for coffee!

October is Small Business Month in British Columbia

Opinion - Editorial By Naomi Yamamoto Minister of State for Small Business Did you know that in B.C., more than one million people are employed by small businesses? Or that 98 per cent of all businesses in B.C. are small businesses? Small business is big business in B.C.! Premier Christy Clark understands just how vital small business is to the economic engine of B.C., and that is why she has made small business a priority by creating my new portfolio. This will allow all of government to focus specifically on the issues and concerns that affect business owners and their communities. This October, I want everyone to recognize small businesses, as well as their owners and employees, throughout B.C. Owning and operating your own business is no easy task. It’s work that requires immense courage, imagination, dedication and drive. You work long hours and invest everything you’ve got into making your business a success. I am constantly amazed by the wonderful things that B.C.’s small-business owners are doing in their communities. Even if you don’t own your own business, or aren’t employed by a small business, those businesses support your communities every day. B.C.’s small-business owners also understand the need to be fiscally disciplined and why having a balanced budget is so important. As one columnist recently noted, “...when it comes to understanding the importance of jobs and fiscal discipline, and

providing for one’s family, there is no sector that understands it better than BC’s small business sector.” I understand the life of a small-business owner, as I ran my own business for 21 years. I also worked with other businesses in my community, with the BC Chamber of Commerce and the North Vancouver Chamber. As the Minister of State for Small Business, I will work every day to make it easier for small-business owners to do business in B.C. Sometimes what’s most challenging for business owners is getting things up and running. In B.C., we are blessed to have so many creative and talented people and often times their new and innovative ideas need financial support to get off the ground. We want to encourage more angel investors. As part of the BC Jobs Plan, our government is providing a $3-million increase to B.C.’s successful Small Business Venture Capital Program tax credit, targeted to direct investments in new businesses. This program encourages angel investors to invest their own capital directly into eligible, local, small business and offer strategic expertise. We currently support this program with up to $100 million annually. I hear one thing time and time again from our business community: time spent filling out forms is time away from improving and growing their businesses. B.C. is leading the country in the fight against red tape. We’ve reduced regulatory requirements by over 42 per cent since 2001 - that’s more than 150,000 regulatory

requirements off the books! And we’ve committed to holding the line right through to 2015. We also continue to support BizPaL - now in 112 communities - in addition to the expansion of the Mobile Business Licence. But we know that there are more things we need to do to help the close to 400,000 small businesses operating in B.C. That’s why it’s important to hear from owners about what’s working and what needs improvement. As co-chair of the Small Business Roundtable, I will be consulting with business communities throughout the province. I’m confident that by working together, we will be able to create the most business-friendly environment in the country. I also want to recognize the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and their SmallBiz Saturday event on Oct. 20. I encourage all British Columbians to get out and support your local small businesses. They are vital to the health and growth of your city or town, and B.C. would not be the same without our small-business owners. This month I will be out in communities throughout the province, meeting with small-business owners and their employees to celebrate their successes and listen to their concerns. I hope to see many of you during Small Business Month in B.C. Thank you to the small business community. You are not only owners of businesses, but moms, dads, coaches and volunteers who are the heart and soul of B.C. • 9909-100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y4 • Phone toll free 1-877-787-7030 • Phone: 250-787-7030 • Fax: 250-787-7090 Email: • • • • 1509B Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 1Z9 • Phone: 250-782-7060 • Fax: 250-782-7066 •

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A What Walk?

Dear Editor, SLUT-1. a careless, dirty, slovenly woman; slattern 2. a sexually promiscuios woman. I am appalled that women could call their organized walk a Slut Walk. How demeaning, you ask to be called equal and to be treated with dignity and then you label yourselves as such. Rape is NOT justifiable. Most rape cases have nothing to do with your attire but rather is a control issue. I as a woman am ashamed that more thought was not given to this branding, regardless of what the woman in Toronto called her walk. For all women Shame on You! Chris Lamoureux, Fort St. John, B.C.

Income inequality must be addressed: Liberals

Dear Editor, Canadians are feeling the pinch. Families are earning less and inflation is increasing the cost of everyday essentials. Students are grappling with rising tuition rates and have fewer opportunities for employment when they graduate.


Youth unemployment is at a historic high and student employment is at record lows. As Canadians adjust to these economic realities, our debt-to-income ratio has grown to 152%, much higher than the United States, and entire generations of Canadians have little or no savings. Most of us recognize that income inequality is a growing issue that is at the heart of these challenges. That is why the Liberal Party held a debate in Parliament on addressing income inequality and put forward several practical steps we can take immediately to reduce it. Specifically, we are calling on the government to: · roll back their recent Employment Insurance Premium hike; · end their punitive new claw-back of Employment Insurance benefits; · make tax credits refundable so that low-income Canadians are not excluded; · adapt the Registered Disability Savings Plan for sufferers of chronic diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis; and · remove federal interest charges from student loans. What we are asking the government to do is to first of all recognize that this is a problem, not continue to dismiss it. Income inequality is a key issue for Canada. We cannot assume that prosperity will be fairly shared and we cannot take prosperity itself for granted. We have to avoid the

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mistakes of the extreme right and the extreme left and we have to come up with practical proposals that will make a difference to ordinary people and ensure that our prosperity is fairly, deeply and widely shared. Shared prosperity is what we strive for as a country and ensuring equality of opportunity for all Canadians is at the core of what it means to be a Liberal. Yours sincerely, Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

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Dear Editor, I am pleased to see that Premier Christy Clark’s new cabinet has a seat dedicated to the needs and challenges of BC’s seniors. Seniors are an important segment of society and we now make up nearly a quarter of BC’s population. I also can’t think of anyone better, or more qualified, to be sitting in that new cabinet seat than MLA Ralph Sultan, himself a senior. Sultan is known for his intelligence, his integrity, and his ability to speak directly. His insight and wisdom will be a great asset to the new cabinet and an asset to seniors across our Province. Well done! Erwin Gerick, Nanaimo

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Restorative Justice Society propose funding solution By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – The North Peace Restorative Justice Society is at it again, fiercely seeking funds to ensure the program doesn’t run dry.

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Michelle LaBoucane, executive director at the NPRJS, speaks in front of the Provincial Finance Committee in Fort St. John on Oct. 3.


SUBMIT FEEDBACK BY OCTOBER 19, 2012 BC Hydro is conducting Project Definition Consultation for the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) and is asking communities, stakeholders and the public to submit feedback by October 19, 2012. Site C is a proposed third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River. Site C is being proposed as part of BC Hydro’s overall program to invest in and renew the province’s electricity system. Topics includes: • Worker Accommodation • Clearing • Agriculture • Transportation

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Michelle LaBoucane, the NPRJS executive director, presented her case in front of the provincial finance committee on Oct. 3, in hopes to see long-term funding. “The reason why I’m here is because I’m presenting on behalf of the Justice Programs,” said LaBoucane. “I would really like to see sustainable funding for every Restorative Justice Program in British Columbia.” This is her second time presenting to the provincial finance committee; and this time she has a plan. “My suggestion is that the province take a look at … using the Civil Forfeiture, where the proceeds from crime are divvied down among the province. Actually, I think it should go towards all the crime preventions in B.C.,” LaBoucane said. When she proposed the idea to the finance committee board, she got a few nods from the members, as if they were agreeing. Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, an avid supporter of the restorative justice approach and a member of the finance committee, said he will vie for the NPRJS funding one way or another. “Is Civil Forfeiture a good place to fund from? It certainly is a possibility, and I think it’s a great possibility,” said Pimm. According to the Ministry of Justice website, the proceeds of forfeited properties go towards movements that support local crime prevention, victim compensation and remediation efforts through the use of grants. The first time LaBoucane met with the provincial finance

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Sisters in Spirit Continued from Page 3.

Fort St. John Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said it’s “unfortunate” that some perceive that notion. “First of all it’s a first priority for us if [a missing persons case] come in,” she said. “It doesn’t matter who it is; whether it is a women, a male, a child, whether they’re Aboriginal or not.” She added that there is more of an emphasis on women who have been reported missing. “There is a pattern that has happened over the last couple of years because of the Highway of Tears. So we know that First Nations women and women with high-risk lifestyle—not that they’re the same—these women are more susceptible to go missing, so therefore they are of a higher priority.” Raising awareness through the vigils and the walks has grown over the years according to Greyeyes. “I think that since the first one, I think we’ve come a long way.

I really do. We have more and more people that come out, more organizations are willing to help.” Women, men and children from all walks of life attended the Fort St. John Sisters in Spirit Vigil. They walked from the Friendship Centre to City Hall, donning blue shirts and signs with names of missing and murdered aunties, friends and mothers sprawled across it. Upon reaching city hall, women and girls set down white roses at the building’s entrance. They did so in memory of the lost, but never forgotten, women in their lives. Kyla Corpuz photo Greyeyes said having this vigil is particularly important in northeast B.C. “This community really needs to know we have a diverse community. There’s Halfway, Doig, Blueberry, Saulteau, West Moberly, that surround us,” she said. Greyeyes was first introduced to the Sisters in Spirit Vigil when her and a friend Dave Terry, who has since died, were

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looking at the statistics of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. “We were astounded by the numbers that was on the screen, we were like ‘That can’t be right.’” According to the Sisters in Spirit website, based on anecdotal evidence, over 500 Aboriginal women have gone missing in the last 20 years. In recent years, approximately 10 are from the northeast B.C. region. The staggering numbers urged Greyeyes to do something. “I had actually really decided that it was going to be something I was going to do because I actually have a family member who was a cousin that lived in Alberta that was murdered. She was doused with gasoline by a complete stranger and lit on fire. She died 22 days later in the hospital.” On the same day as the Sister in Spirits Vigil walk, Greyeyes also held a workshop called From Stilettos to Moccasins. “It’s very much understanding who we are as Aboriginal women and people. I really hope that our target was to try and get women who are struggling with alcohol and drugs and struggling with the law, try and get them in and take that first step of reaching out.”


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The incorporation, past five and a you’ve half years to in support the Peaceyour Country as President andneeds, CEO incorporation of leadershipmay other suppliers often require small business owners to personprobably given the potential benefits of incorporating greatbeen not be fulfilling. for you because the cost of setting up andFurther, maintaining the clarity of the College's vision is attracting experienced professionals Northern Lights Collegea have very ally guarantee corporatethat liabilities corporate directors may deal of thought. The most often citedThe benefits of incorporation thewhen corporation could outweigh anyposition tax benefits. On the other want to contribute to an organization "knowsand where it is going". potential I noted for NLC I decided to apply for this is who are a more advantageous tax structure and creditor-proofing evolving hand, if you financially able The to retain some profits inside liable for typeson ofDual unpaid debts such as outstanding It also has beenbegratifying tomany collaborate Credit programming with local and are becoming a reality. addition HST, GST and employee source deductions. Inpersonal finances. But there can be drawbacks. Here are some of thethe company, youExcellence could derive tax savings. School Districts, income industry,tax, Aboriginal agencies and other post-secondary partners Centre of for significant Clean Energy corporation may provide some creditor protection, but only of the issuesALL to consider when making your ‘incorporate or Technologies Taxation Vexation If you are just starting your business, inin Dawson Creek, combined with through Northern Opportunities. The Peace Region is very fortunate to have ifa Peace River properly structured, so to speak to an advisor to of ensure you are probably group of exceptional leaders committed expanding the scope this program the Jim Kassen Industry Trainingcorporation Centre/ Oilshould SHAREHOLDERS Seed Co-op Ltd. waitSt. because incurred and to spreading protected. the word on the benefits of this innovative educational initiative. and Gas Centre of Excellence in Fort John, losses Other Potential Advantages of incorporation by an business been very impressed by the passion for learning these leaders bring to the allows Northern Lights College to fulfil itsincorporated brand I have • Income-splitting to reduce bylearning makingsolutions your spouse or can’t flow through sharetable,tobut also for their continuing commitment totaxes finding for the as B.C.'s Energy College™. the region. NLC is committed to providing the skilled adult children shareholders – dividends will be taxed in their holders. In the youth early ofstages Overyou’re the years,hands I have–received supportthem and encouragement local politicians, workers for these expanding industrial sectors or employing as long as the from remuneration is reaof your business, Senator Richard former Minister of Energy, Mines and and supporting the economic development of offincluding: sonable forNeufeld, the workthe performed. likely better using lossFebruary 23, 2011 • 1:30pm Petroleum Resources; Jay Hill, former of For Parliament for you Prince Georgethe region. Given the scope of the industrial against • Deferring certainMember expenses. example, can report es personally other Rycroft Community Hall Lekstrom,bonuses MLA for River South andyear-end former Minister of expansion in our region, a majorincome. part of my employee forPeace tax purposes before but actuOnce Peace your River; busi-Blair 5208 - 47th Avenue Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; and Pat Pimm, MLA for Peace River role at the College was to build capacity ness begins earning ‘active ally pay out the bonus money after year-end. When: Monday, September Rycroft, AB TOH 3A017 to North. And I would• Leaving like to acknowledge exceptional municipal andcontinue regional through partnerships with other post-secondary assets in thethe corporation where they will business income’ (income Agenda: leadership provided by theonChiefs and Bandbasis Councils, and Councils, and institutions and industry, and toearned ensure from that your Wednesday, October 31, 2012 to grow a tax-deferred until Mayors you choose the withdraw business 1) To receive the financial statements of the Association for the financial year end. Regional District Boards. I was impressed by the quality of leadership demonstrated funding provided by the government supports operation, not, for example, them. 2) To elect Directors of the Association. by members and gas and renewable pension energy industries. you to all the breadth and depth of needed programming. a registered plan andThank tax-deductible from other corporate invest-of the •oilCreating 3) To appoint an auditor of the Association. BC Hydro will rebuild and upgrade the boat ramp at the Peace Island Park 4) To transact such other business, if any, as may properly come before for being willinggroup to work with Northern Lights plan College on joint planning that I knew Northern Lights College was a "classy" health and life insurance for you and your employments) you may gain an imthe meeting. in Taylor. To maintain site safety during the project, the work will require benefits the region. institution when the first person to welcome Investors Group mediate tax break (in some ees (which could include family members). College’s Board of Governors recruited to makeany changes and supported me to myand theThe insert the complete Congratulates closure of the boat ramp for approximately six weeks from • Choosing a fiscal year me spanning 12-month period. provinces) opportuphoto here the changes became uncomfortable. 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Northern BC Tourism seeking help to pick photos for guide

PEACE REGION - Proud of your region? Here’s a chance to help show it off to the rest of the world. The Northern BC Tourism Association is getting locals, passionate travelers, and fans of Northern BC to make the final decision on photo feature pages in its 2013 Northern BC Travel Guide. Northern BC Tourism will post photos on Facebook, to be voted on by fans. The images that receive the most fan votes will

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source. Gevatkoff agreed. “When you are on perpetual water restrictions it’s a message,” he said. “If an industry Story continued from Page 14. wants to come to Dawson Creek and they find that we don’t have enough water they’re likely The team of concerned resident consisted of going to choose somewhere else to go. Gevatkoff, Allan Armstrong, Jim Inkster, Trent “I mean if you don’t have industry, you don’t Lindberg and Andy Peterson. have employment, you don’t have people buyThe five were not paid by the city to coning houses and it reflects on a whole commuduct the research. Counc. Duncan Malkinson nity.” thanked the group for their effort and time to Gevatkoff was a former Dawson Creek city put together the study. councillor. He said that the water issue has been Mayor Mike Bernier was also grateful. “I apon the table on and off—but now is the time to preciate all this information,” but added, “It is prioritize it. something we need to absorb.” “I was on council for nine years and we Counc. Charlie Parslow agreed that the city didn’t get the water done,” he said. “It came needed to be looking at secure water sources, up lots, but we were always worried about the not only for residents but for industry as well. cost.” He said the city needed to think about a water He said since the water sourcing was put on source that would be beneficial in the long run, hold, the Encana Events Centre was built and a especially since Dawson Creek’s economy has new post office is in the works. gone up. Parslow added that businesses want to “It’s a matter of putting a priority on it and invest in a community that has a reliable water getting at it and doing it.” Gevatkoff said the city had done a previous water analysis, but it’s about a decade old. Our spa technicians are now trained “They’re outdated. That’s why using the Professional Medical Skin it had to be updated.” He said the numbers him and Care Line Product of Dr Belter his teammates came up with are “credible enough” as hiring Pure Phyto Collagen Facial Treatment a consultant. Unique repairing, calming, healing for He said engineers and consensitive, scarred skin or anti-aging struction businesses assisted Pamper Yourself you are worth it in their figures, and a mapping company to conduct extensive 90 Minute Facial Treatment water surveys. Reg $180 • Gevatkoff said it’s now up to Gift certificates available the Mayor and council to “deSpecial: Pumpkin Spa Pedicure $70 + Tax termine if it’s a priority or not.” open late wed, thurs & Friday! Dawson Creek’s current waVoted best Spa • people’s choice 2011 ter source is the Kiskatinaw 10440-100th Street 250-787-1553 • River.

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Art is served! By Kit Fast Dawson Creek Art Gallery

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery’s fall fundraiser ‘Art à la Carte’ is now on display at the Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek. “Art à la Carte is our silent auction that runs from now until the end of October,” says Kit Fast, Curator at the Gallery. “25 artists have created unique works of

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want to raise money, but we also want people to see the community’s talent on display.” Choose your favourite pieces and place your bids in the book where each artist is represented. On October 28, the winning bidder will be contacted to pickup their newest piece of original Peace Country art; just in time for Christmas. Be sure to check back throughout October because you don’t want to be outbid!

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Sheree Davies (left) from Lilies and Lavender donates money to the FSJ Communiy Enrichment Centre Foundation. Janice Fehr and Leroy Hersch receive the funds.

and papers.” The total cost of the bench is $1,200, according to Fehr. “I think we can [raise the money] between now and probably within a year,” she said. “If we can get the funds before next summer, hopefully the bench can be installed and we can all enjoy it.” A portion of a month’s worth of call-in orders from local floral shop, Lilies and Lavender, went towards the commemorative bench. “I’m very close with working with the disabled people in our community so I said that for all our phone-in orders in September I would donate $1 to go towards that,” said Sheree Davies,

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owner at Lilies and Lavender. “I just think that, you know, everyone in Fort St. John should just lend a hand when you can,” said Davies. The FSJ Community Enrichment Centre Foundation hosts their own fundraisers like selling arts and crafts items the members have made at consignment stores and at Northern Lights College. Fehr said having the members produce the items provides a sense of teamwork. “It’s often a team work situation, like an assembly line, where everybody has a role,” she explained. “The end product is a sellable item that we can sell in the community.”

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FORT ST. JOHN – If all goes as planned, there will be a new addition to the Fish Creek Community Forest. Janice Fehr, the Fort St. John Community Enrichment Foundation’s instructor and coordinator, said they are hoping to make a mark in the community forest to remember one of their longstanding members. “Well we’re targeting our funds towards a commemorative bench for an individual who passed away in our program, a long-standing individual,” said Fehr. “We are looking at having it placed in the community forest so it’s usable, but also when we walk in the community forest—which we do almost daily in the summer time, that’s kind of our classroom—we will be able to remember [that individual] everyday. The FSJ Community Enrichment Centre Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides day programming for special need adults in the city. The foundation provides individual instruction in literature, numeracy, life skills, personal living skills and job coach supporters. Fehr said their fundraising efforts normally go back into the program to buy craft and school supplies to keep them stocked throughout the year. “But this year we have a little bit more of a focus,” she said. “I think the students are really looking forward [to it] because they’re going to see the end results, as opposed to buying paints



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TAYLOR – Over one hundred years ago the town of Rolla was booming. “Rolla was going to be the town,” says gardener John Curtis. There were pubs and stores, and livery barns for out-of-town visitors. A livery barn was sort of like a valet. “When you went to town on your horse and you left your horse at the livery barn, the guy would look after it until you went home,” Curtis explains. One of those livery barns has transformed and transported over time. In the last forty years, it has become a store where Curtis sells his vegetables in Taylor. “We’ve always used it to sell things, so why not fix it up for the kids?” When fall rolls around and Halloween is only a month away, it turns into the Pumpkin House. “There’s the pumpkin room up here,” says Curtis, sitting inside the barn, behind a wooden counter that holds a scale to weigh pumpkins. “That’s probably been going on for 30 years and the last two or three years we’ve expanded into the back.” The barn is infested with spooky décor at this time of year. Giant spiders dangle from the roof, visitors are greeted by red-eyed witches, gravediggers and hanging skeletons. But, there are also pumpkins of different shapes, sizes and styles.

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Join us in BC’s Peace Region! The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) includes 4 electoral areas and 7 member municipalities while boasting a wide range of topography and diversity over its some 12 million hectares. From the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Interior Plains in the east, the Peace offers some of the best scenery and outdoor recreational activities in the Province. With a strong regional economy, based on agriculture, oil and gas and forestry, this growing region is an exciting place to work and live. The PRRD is seeking an energetic and qualified individual for the position of Community Services Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of Community Services, the Community Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the delivery of a wide range of services including emergency management, recreation and regional parks. The ideal candidate will have experience in emergency management; administering grant programs as well as grant writing for capital projects; managing rural parks; and/or, liaising with a variety of organizations including protective service providers such as rural fire departments, recreational service providers and community organizations. A combination of training and experience in any of the above noted disciplines is welcomed. Qualifications: • minimum Grade 12 education plus a certificate in Community Recreation, Community Development and/or Emergency Management; • three years experience in local government; • public relations skills, public speaking and presentation skills; • project management skills including organizational skills, the ability to establish priorities, and the ability to coordinate workloads to meet timelines and budget expectations is a necessity; • the ability to compose and edit correspondence and documents as well as excellent analytical report writing skills with good attention to details; • a valid driver’s license is necessary as well as flexibility in both days of work and workday hours of work. This is a unionized position currently paying $30.84 per hour and includes a competitive benefits package, based on a 35 hour week. A detailed job description is available.

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Employment Opportunity Mortgage expert Location: Fort St. John North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North Peace Savings has proudly served the North for 65 years and is committed to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates. NPSCU has four branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and 100 employees and was recently recognized in the area as the People’s Choice winner of “Best Financial Institution, 2011”. R001312188 Employment Opportunity The Mortgage Expert will be NPSCU’s residential lending expert calling on your proven sales Financial and Business data analyst and service experience location - Fort st. John within the financial industry to generate their own leads for the sale of

mortgages and related mortgage life and disability insurance. You will be responsible to build

North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment andinsurance maintain a solidLocated referral network British from Columbia, your community, Brokers, and products. in Northeast North PeaceRealtors, Savings has proudlyBuilders, served theLawNorth yers and Financial Planners. willeconomic be a highly motivated well-being dynamic of individual that isinresults for 65 years and is committed to theYou social, and environmental the communities which it operates. NPSCU has four branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and 100 employees and was recently orientated with expert follow up skills and the ability to work through various unique applicarecognized in the area as the People’s Choice winner of “Best Financial Institution, 2011”.

tions. This position is expected to champion NPSCU’s exceptional member service philosophy

by working an integral of the and service team. Reporting to theas Senior Manager part of Finance, thesales Analyst is responsible for providing detailed financial analysis of current and future financial trends to assist in managing the Credit Union’s financial status and overall stability. The Analyst will handle the day to day overall cash position the Credit Union and will use accounting techniquesinstitution to compile, analyze The successful candidate will have of a minimum 3 years experience in a financial with and document the Credit Union’s financial and operational data. The Analyst summarizes and reports the information and statements, success inquarterly establishing maintaining The ideal cantoproven be usedsales in financial reports,and budget preparation community and regulatory networks. filings and conducts audits and didate business will have extensive saleswilland marketing experience with influences an aptitude for outstanding analyzes results. The Analyst be involved in measuring economic and competitors’ financial statistics, as service, well as performing and analysis and relative losses knowledge or possible adversities related to these trends member personalresearch financial literacy, an to expert of lending procedures inon the Credit Union. The key aspect of the role is ensuring accurate financial reporting throughout the organization by cluding proven expertise in construction mortgage financing. You possess excellent mortgage working closely with various departments and management. underwriting and relationship building skills, are adept at negotiating, have strong analytical

The successful candidate hold a Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance, plus years ofwork relevant financial skills, and are detail will oriented. You are aDegree proven business developer in a2-4mobile environexperience. The ideal candidate will be proficient with accounting software and financial reporting applications as well ment and adaptable to work flexible hours. Interested candidates please apply, in confidence as Microsoft Excel, have a solid working knowledge of software and database systems used in financial reporting, and a with technical references to: knowledge. You are highly motivated, must demonstrate flexibility and have a proven track strong accounting record for personal development. You are capable of working independently and as a team member and have the ability olivia Coordinator to solve problems creatively and deal with difficult andYoung, stressful Human situations.resources Excellent written and oral communications North Savings Creditplease Union skills along with effective listening and questioning skillspeace required. Interestedand candidates apply, in confidence with references by september 7, 2012: 10344-100th St Olivia young, Resources coordinator Fort St. John, BC,Human V1J 3Z1 north Peace savings and credit union Fax: 250-787-9191 or e-mail: 10344-100th st., Fort st. John, Bc, V1J 3Z1 For a Fax: complete role description, visit: 250-787-9191 or e-mail: For a complete role description, visit:

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter and references “in confidence” to: Peace River Regional District Attention: Diana Mitchell, Executive Assistant PO Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8 Email: Telephone: (250) 784-3200 Fax: (250) 784-3201 Closing date for this opportunity will be 4:30 p.m. on Friday, october 19, 2012. We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • Rotary Manor is hosting a Market Place on Tuesday October 16, 2012. We are hosting different home based businesses and vendors who will be showing off their wares. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee. Who: Everyone What: Market Place Date: Tuesday October 16 Time: 11am-3:30pm Where: Rotary Manor 1121-90th Ave 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. • You are invited to a FUN-draiser! Enjoy discounts on great products, door prizes, silent auctions, fun with friends, good food and a great company! Proceeds will go to the Ron Pettigrew Christian School playground! Hostess: Connie Brett Phone: (250)782-0546 Location: Ron Pettigrew Christian School—1761 110Ave Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 7:00pm • Come join us for an afternoon of fun and prizes. Royal LePage Cascade Realty is hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Bring your pre-carved pumpkins to the Dawson Creek Mall on October 30 at 4pm for judging. Prizes will be available for best pumpkins in different categories. All children under 10 are welcome to participate. Phone 250-782-5750 for more info. 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 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 • 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. • Documentary Night: Champagne Safari October 12 at 7 pm Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323-100th Street) What do 150 cowboys in the Great Depression, an eccentric millionaire, a wife, a mistress, champagne, caviar, a movie crew and five Citroën Half-Tracks have in common? Come and find out at the Museum’s latest documentary night. Relive the 1934 Bedaux Expedition through original footage and interviews. Call 250-787-0430 for more information. • Halloween Dance Saturday, October 27 @ 9:00pm-2:00am At the Tower Lake Community Hall Music by: DJ Night Moves Prizes for Best Costumes Tickets are $15.00 each, to purchase call Jenn @ 789-3604 or Amanda @ 789-9866. • Christmas Craft/Home Based Business Sale At the Tower Lake Community Hall Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00am-3:00pm Admission is free of charge For more info, call Stephanie @ 789-9272 • The Catholic Women’s League of Fort St. John will be holding it’s annual Winter Wonderland Tea & Bazaar on Sat. Nov. 3, 2012, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the NEW IMMACULATA CENTRE behind the Catholic Church. For more information call Pat Forster at 250-785-4700 or to rent a craft table call Lynne Boulanger at 250-785-3808. 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 at 250-785-3731 to register or find out more.

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Pumpkin House

Story continued from Page 21. “This is what we call the knuckle-head room,” says Curtis as he passes by a group of pumpkins with wart-like features. The Pumpkin House is an alternative to picking pumpkins at a pumpkin patch. However, Curtis still keeps some outside for picture opportunities. “The big thing with the pumpkin patch, the ladies like to come

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with their kids and their cameras. If there’s a big one out there they’ll settle their kids on top and take a picture.” The Pumpkin House is located at the John Curtis Market in Taylor, which is located on the first left after passing the Taylor Bridge going south. It is open until Oct. 31 or when the pumpkins sell out.

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Top: On the way to the top of the Pumpkin House, visitors are greeted with a warning. Bottom: The top of the Pumpkin House has a variety to choose from.

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Restorative Justice funding Continued from Page 8.

committee was through a videoconference, and while it didn’t result in what she was initially seeking, she said it did spark an interest around Restorative Justice. “It started a conversation and we’re keeping that conversation going.” Mark Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge/Mission, was also on the financial committee board. He said his community experienced the same issues the NPRJS face. “In our program there were challenges year to year with Restorative Justice Program funding,” he said. However, it wasn’t until recent that his city finally got out of that slump. “About two to three years ago we were able to get gaming funds on a regular basis, hopefully it will be maintained year to year.” Restorative Justice started in 1994 in Fort St. John, it originally received a provincial grant of $25,000 but it was cut back in 2002. The city, however, has continued to maintain a grant of $25,000 since the society’s inception in the early 90s. For the first time, the NPRJS received a $40,000-gaming grant from the province earlier this year. Until it receives long term funding, LaBoucane said the Society would continue to use different avenues in attempt to keep its doors open. “At this point of time, we are just using things like fundraising, applying for grants, chasing down to try and find funds to keep these programs up and running in our communities.” The Society is hosting their largest annual Rocky Horror Pictures Show fundraiser on Oct. 13 at The Lido. If the NPRJS receives a stable long-term funding, whether it is from the province or the Civil Forfeiture, LaBoucane said it would benefit the community in more ways than one. “It means a couple of things: it means employment for a couple of people in our community; it means teaching our children and youth that ‘Yes, you can make a mistake, but you can learn from your mistake,’” she said. “And, how to become a community member.” But LaBoucane admits that there is still resistance towards the Restorative Justice approach. “One of the perceptions we had is that the general public isn’t

ready for Restorative Justice.” Restorative justice is a diversion program that allows firsttime offenders to attain atonement without going through the court system. According to a study by a former New Zealand professor of criminology, Allison Morris, some believe that restorative justice doesn’t provide ‘justice’ and “lacks legitimacy”. Pimm said there are B.C. communities that don’t see benefits to restorative justice. “Not all communities have had the same success as the Fort St. John Restorative Justice,” he said. But LaBoucane believes that restorative justice is a “natural consequence” to the offence committed. “People would like harsher sentences for murderers and pedophiles, yes, but the feeling I get is that the general public would like meaningful reparation and quick and decisive action,” she said. “Restorative justice can do that if it is given the resources.” The NPRJS primarily works with first-time offenders. “In Fort St. John we target first time offenders, and they must show remorse, and an officer can tell if an offender has true remorse.” Once the crime is committed, sometimes even before charges are laid, the offender meets with the victim. “The discussion goes on to how to repair the harm, letters of apology, restitution or community service hours.” The NPRJS started using the community gardens as a means for the offenders to put in their community service hours. They harvested potatoes, which were then donated to the Salvation Army. “If they are successful, it’s done and over with, there’s no criminal record, it doesn’t carry with them.”

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The NPRJS doesn’t take on domestic violence cases, said LaBoucane, unless it is court mandated. The NPRJS has not yet dealt with any domestic violence cases. It is estimated the NPRJS has saved the provincial government over $400,000, by proving to have lower recidivism, in Fort St. John, there have also been 74 referrals from the RCMP that led offenders to restorative justice from September 2011 to September 2012.

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53.00-56.00 48.00-53.00 50.00-53.00 55.00-65.00 Weaver Sale Yard • Rycroft, AB • 62.00-72.50 65.00-70.00 None None 900.00-1000.00 PARTIAL LIST: None CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT: 2009 Bobcat S300 None


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.


skidsteer loader, bucket • John Deere 450 crawler, angle dozer, pto • Clark GPS15 forklift, 42 in. pallet forks, hi-lift mast, gel STOCKERS filled AND tires, FEEDERS on propane • ATTACHMENTS: Snow wing to fit Cat 140 grader • Unused 84 in. q/c Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: snowN/A bucket •Heifers Unused catN/A 72 in. q/c hyd. snow blade • TRUCKS: 2000 Kenworth T800 t/a gravGood Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers N/A el truck, 60 Series Detroit, 18 spd, 46k rears, a/r susp, 11R-24.5 alum wheels, 15 ft. box, tarp, Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 92.00-100.00 Heifers 80.00-88.00 pup hitch • TRAILERS: 2007 Triple axle flatdeck 5th wheel trailer, 16 in. tires • Midland t/a gravGood Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 102.00-108.00 Heifers 85.00-92.00 Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: 98.00-104.00 el110.00-118.00 pup trailer • Heifers 1979 Brute t/a gravel pup trailer, spring susp, tarp, 11R-24.5 tires • 1979 M&M t/a Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: 115.00-125.00 Heifers 100.00-108.00 FLEXI-COIL 33 FT. CULTIVATOR gravel pup trailer, spring susp, tarp, 11R-24.5 tires • Trojan 20 ft. alum gravel box, tarp • 16 ft. Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 110.00-125.00 Heifers 100.00-110.00 steelNone gravel box, tarp • P/U's Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: Heifers None and CARS: 2005 Ford F350 XLT E-cab 4wd pickup, diesel, auto, long box • 2003 Ford F250 XLT E-cab 4 wheel drive pickup, diesel, auto • 2003 Dodge Dakota 4 wheel Upcoming Sales: drive pickup • Dodge Ram 350 service truck, V8, auto • 1995 Ford Escort car, white, 2 door, BC reg. Sales Every Thursday @ treatment 10:00 a.m. • Mobile unit, fibreglass • PRESSURE WASHERS HARVEST25/2010 EQUIPMENT: Case-IH 6000 21 ft. d/s swather, gas • HAY and FORAGE EQUIPMENT: Horse Sale September Haybuster 2640 bale processor, grain tank • Haybuster 256II bale processor • TILLAGE: Flexi-Coil 800 33 ft. d/t cultivator, NH3 kit, mt. harrows • LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: (35) 24 ft. freestanding livestock panels • MISC: (2) 8 ft. slide-in aluminum service boxes • (6) Unused Easy-Kleen Magnum Gold 4000 psi 12v hot water pressure washers, 15 hp, gas, CLARK GPS15 FORKLIFT electric start, self-contained • (3) Unused Easy-Kleen Magnum Plus 4000 psi hot water pressure washers, 15 hp, gas, electric start, 120v burner • (2) Unused TM90 plate tampers, 6.5 hp eng., water tank • (10) 1000 litre poly tote tanks • 2800, 3000, and 3500 kva gen sets •


Call JEFF at 780.864.7750, DON at 780.518.7602 or LORNE at 250.219.0871 2005 FORD F350 E-CAB

We are adding equipment to this sale on a daily basis, for complete up to date information log on to Weaver Bros. Auctions Ltd. • Auctioneers for the B.C. and Alberta Peace Country JEFF WEAVER • 780.864.7750 • DON MOYLAN • 780.518.7602 • LORNE WEAVER • 250.219.0871


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October 11, 2012

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Although tankers have been safely navigating the north coast and its channels for decades, marine safety remains a top priority for British Columbians. We have been planning the Northern Gateway Project for over a decade, with a particular focus on protecting the environment. We have added specific safety requirements to our marine operations plan to help make the waters of the north coast safer not just for tankers serving the project, but for all marine vessels.

Tankers will reduce speeds in the channels…

Qualified BC Coast Pilots will board and guide all tankers… To prevent spills, all tankers serving the project will be modern and double-hulled, and will be vetted by independent, third party agencies before entering Canadian waters. Once strict safety and environmental standards are met, they will be guided through the Douglas and Principe Channels by qualified BC Coast Pilots.

Tankers travel slowly, but to make sure that marine species and their habitats are respected, tankers will be required to reduce speed as they pass through certain sections of the channels. Even their escort tugboats will have quieter engines to reduce underwater noise.

Powerful tugboats will escort tankers… Additional radar and navigational aids will improve safety for all vessels…

Tugboats have been shown to significantly reduce tanker incidents worldwide. Powerful tugboats that have been specially commissioned for Northern Gateway will assist in the safe arrival and departure of tankers. All tankers will be attended by a close escort tug. In the channels, laden tankers will have two tugs–one tethered at all times. These tugboats will have emergency response equipment on board and will be capable of assisting any marine vessel.

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For increased safety and sure guidance, additional radar systems and navigational aids, such as beacons, buoys and lights, will be installed throughout the routes. This will not only improve safety for tankers, but for all marine traffic on the north coast.

Discover more about our rigorous marine safety plan and join the conversation at

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to delivering energy safely.

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

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