October 13, 2011 - Vol. 8 - No. 41
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As of Oct. 7 Lori Ackerman and Don Irwin are in the run for mayor. Ackerman publicly announced her candidacy in front of a full house at Patch Java while Irwin took the route of knocking door-to-door.
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FORT ST. JOHN – Out of the current councillor cast, two stepped up their platform in the race for mayor while the rest are seeking reelection as councillors, as of Friday. Lori Ackerman and Don Irwin dropped off their names in the run for mayor on the opening day of nomination period. In addition two new names not already on council will be on the ballot: Gord Klassen, pastor at Fort St. John Alliance Church and long-time resident and former board of directors on numerous organizations Byron Stewart. Ackerman publicly announced her candidacy for mayor on Oct. 4 in front of a full house in Patch Java. She’s been on council for two terms the equivalent of six years and is evidently holding to her word when she said would eventually run for mayor. “I said seven years ago that this was what I was going to do and this is what I had in my plans. “I am an optimist, but I do see the challenges ahead
of us,” said Ackerman. One of them is being urban reserves. “There is a lot of misunderstanding … but really it’s about educating ourselves and learning about the First Nation community … we need to start meeting with them and creating that relationship.” Ackerman went on to talk about safety and security and downtown revitalization. “I have seen the community economic development from one end of the spectrum, to the other end of the spectrum,” she said in regards to her contribution to the Salvation Army and shelters to her involvement with Sci-Tech North. “I have absolutely no doubt that I have the resources to build this community.” Ackerman addressed her audience with three programs she intends to implement if elected: email initiatives to keep residents informed of what goes on during council, informal conversations over coffee and the promotion and encouragement of utilizing walking tracks, she then held up a blue shirt with the slogan “Walk With Me.”
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Her reason for these strategies: “All of them are communication tools. If you ask a person on the street, they probably couldn’t tell you what council thinks on a certain subject, or they’ve misunderstood — we need to reconnect with our community.” Irwin didn’t make a public announcement last week regarding his run for mayor, rather decided he will knock on 6,200 homes and visit 1,200 businesses in Fort St. John, during his campaign. Irwin chose this method because he said holding conferences and public announcements aren’t as effective. “I find that people don’t come to them,” said Irwin. During his first few days meeting with residents he’s heard feedback on road repairs, which Irwin said the city has a five-year plan to address those concerns. Irwin said he also saw a desire from locals for a youth centre and more focus on crime prevention. Irwin’s plan: to tackle the three most popular issues brought to his attention through a survey on his website.
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When asked about municipal spending and whether he believes northern communities, particularly Fort St. John, have exceeded its spending ability, Irwin said ‘no’. “I think our spending is on track,” he said, regarding Fort St. John already being an expensive place to live given our location in the north and the cost to bring suppliers up compared to Vancouver or Kelowna. “So have we done a good job in controlling costs? Yes. And we’re going to continue that in managing costs.” However, according to an ICBA municipal poll that looked at four regions in B.C., 77 per cent in the north said: “There should be some independent oversight of municipalities to ensure that taxpayers dollars are well spent.” Irwin said if chosen, he would be a full-time mayor, opposed to current Mayor Bruce Lantz who took on the position part time. He added that a major priority on his agenda is to promote the city and encourage business growth in Fort St. John. “We need to go to the major oil and gas companies and other businesses in this area … and lobby with them to get their offices put out here,” said Irwin. In the beginning of the year, Irwin tried for the Conservative nomination in Prince George-Peace River and lost out to Bob Zimmer. New names running as councillors this year are: Klassen and Stewart. This is the second time Stewart has put himself up for city councillor. He said he’s been heavily involved with the community. “My intentions are to take a look at what this community is … and be apart of the teamwork,” said Stewart. During the interview he noted that his plans as a potential councillor would be addressed in the coming weeks. Full-time pastor Klassen is giving his shot at taking part in the decision making for the city. He previously sat as vice-chair on the board of education and raised his family in Fort St. John. Klassen said his time on the board of education gave him the experience he needs to tackle issues that council deals with. “Being involved with the board of education … I really understand what it means working for an organization like that, that is based on a very defined budget and to be innovative and creative within the budget you’re given,” said Klassen. He added that one of the “big issues,” for people is looking into taxpayers’ dollars. “One of the things is to look at the taxes and what people pay … and justify the taxes that we do pay,” he said. School District 60 is also open for nomination packages and as of Oct. 7, before Northeast News went to press no nomination packages were handed in. For city council Irwin and Ackerman remained the only ones up for mayoral candidates. As for councillor candidates along with Klassen and Stewart were Bruce Christensen, Trevor Bolin and Larry Evans. Nominations close on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.
October 13, 2011
‘You have cancer, yet you have to go somewhere’ … it’s really quite scary to be far away,” said Beaumeister. Having a facility closer to home for northern patients opens up opportunities for families to visit. “To have family around you is very important,” she said recalling the days when her dad battled cancer. “To not have to go so far is going to be awesome.” There are currently three lodges, like Kordyban, in Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria. On Oct. 5, Jones-Bricker and Megan Klitch, health Kyla Corpuz photo Margaret Jones-Bricker, northern regional director at the Canadian Cancer Society, promotion co-ordinator at CCS, spoke about the progress of Kordyban Lodge, a cancer care centre in northern B.C. from Prince George came to Fort St. John’s Patch Java to inform locals about the status of Kordyban and cancer prevention tips. Jones-Bricker said the lodge already began ground works and is projected to finish in November 2012. Donors from Fort St. John and Fort Nelson hauled in approximately $130,000 that contributed to the capital costs to meet the $10-million goal to build Kordyban Lodge. Half of the operational costs for the lodge will be provided through a grant from the Provincial Health Service Association, with the rest of the funds coming in from patient fees and the By Kyla Corpuz NORTHEAST B.C. – Once the Kordyban Lodge opens its CCS make up the difference. Though cancer patients are first priority at the northern lodge, doors, it will mark a five-year work in progress since the first others with chronic diseases are also welcome. announcement of a cancer centre for northern B.C. patients. The same night Jones-Bricker talked about the Kordyban The Kordyban Lodge goes hand in hand in with the cancer Lodge, Andrea Wardrop, co-ordinator of community fundraistreatment centre being built in Prince George. “The Northern Cancer Control Strategy stated that the ing in Fort St. John, also spoke to attendees about the services cancer centre would not be affective without a lodge, so the available in Fort St. John through the CCS. Canadian Cancer Society committed to building that place,” said Margaret Jones-Bricker, northern regional director at the Canadian Cancer Society. The lodge was ultimately the answer to the growing need for treatment in northern B.C. “Last year in B.C., over 1,200 people from northern B.C used our lodges in the Lower Mainland and Kelowna … so there is a need,” said Jones-Bricker. “For people from Fort St. John, though it’s quite a drive through the Pine Pass, it’s less than a one-hour flight,” she said in regards to the traveling distance to Prince George. “It’s much shorter than spending time in Kelowna or Vancouver.” For Brenda Beaumeister, a nurse at the Fort St. John hospital, she understands the need for a cancer care centre closer to home. “The amount of people that I’ve seen in the past 21 years while I’ve worked at the hospital, it’s one scary thing to be told
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Dawson Creek Community Living celebrates members’ success By Jill Earl
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Foster Family Month - October 2011 Once a year we have the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution foster parents make to our local communities! Foster parents are the life line for our most vulnerable children and youth! Foster parents open their homes and provide the “family” atmosphere that all children rightfully deserve! Thank you to foster parents! You are special people and we sincerely appreciate your contribution and commitment to making our communities a better place to live!
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DAWSON CREEK- With an official proclamation by Mayor Mike Bernier at the last council meeting on Oct. 3, October was made Community Living Month. Community Living B.C has helped countless people with developmental disabilities connect to resources to help achieve their goals. They celebrated the awareness month with a BBQ hosted by Northern Lights College, inviting the public, Community Living members, staff, as well as 10 different agencies that provide services to Community Living members as a way of thanking them for their support. “The turnout is beyond what I expected, I think it’s probably doubled if not tripled the amount of people we had last year,” said Truly Berge, facilitator at Community Living and organizer of the event. “We’re a crown corporation that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities… we have agencies, contracted agencies such as the Independent Networking Society and the South Peace Community Resource Society, so what we do is monitor those programs. We do a lot of one on one support for individuals in crisis, and families that are needing more planning, individuals who are looking for more clarity on their goals and dreams that they want to accomplish in their life and I help that process take place,” Berge said. Community Living members David Johnston, Ryan Smith, and Gabriel Robert shared their success stories, and Marilyn Farnquist and her granddaughter Shiny sang and danced for the guests. Native drummers, Jason Larocque and Tyler Tsakoza from Community Living also performed. Through their celebration, Berge is hoping to raise awareness not only to it’s members of the different kinds of agencies and support groups that are available, but also to encourage a more inclusive community and dispel any misconceptions about developmentally disabled workers. “It’s more to raise awareness, just about making D.C more inclusive to individuals with disabilities. It doesn’t only need to be individuals with disabilities; it’s for families and for anyone in Dawson to be more inclusive and accepting of all people. We’re really looking this year at targeting employment, employment is a real issue for our people and so we want to see that increased and we want to see businesses open up their doors to be allowing individuals to have that chance to become employed,” said Berge. Johnston is one Community Living success story. He’s been with the group since 1988, and has been independent since he was 19. In his speech he listed working for the B.C. Self Advocacy Foundation as a blog writer and being accepted into Northern Lights College as two of his successes. “When I write these blog Jill Earl photo articles, I feel intelligent, David Johnston gives thanks a long list of people he attributes needed, powerful, and that his achievements to during his success speech. people care about what I have to say. When I got accepted by Northern Lights College, Facial aesthetics IIsabel was treated with dignity and Leeuwner Medical Botox respect and treated no differ[Your Title] Cosmetic Botox ent than anyone else. Without Fillers the help of my team to get me [Your E-‐Mail] Laser where I have to be I wouldn’t [Web Address] have never achieved my goals Book online at of completing cooking course www.mediskin.ca as[Street Address] far as I did. Still, I need to or email [City], [State] do some more work but I’m ok [Postal Code] firstname.lastname@example.org with that,” Johnston said.
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Dawson Creek residents and stakeholders weigh in on airport sustainabilty By Jill Earl
The discussion aims to help planners Gregory Mitchell and Patricia Maloney identify the community’s goals and missions for the airport. They will consider challenges and strengths and then make recommendations on how the city should proceed and suggest actionable items the city can do to move towards their goals for the airport. “They’re some synergies and opportunity here… and all of it comes down to the question here, what is the future of the airport? What does the community want the airport to be? How do we achieve it? That’s why we’re here, to try to provide a new perspective,” said Mitchell. It was clear in discussions that attendees of the meeting were dissatisfied with the one-flight-a-day service currently running at the airport. Rene George, CEO of Lakeview Credit Union books 70-90 flights a year, not one of them out of Dawson Creek. “I don’t think we booked one flight out of Dawson Creek last year…if we have a facility that we can’t really use, because there aren’t enough flights, I don’t care if I fly on a 737, I care that I can fly in the morning and can come back at night,” George said. Business owners seem to agree that the flights out of the city’s airport are inconvenient for corporate flights; they leave at awkward times of the day. “It seems to me that that’s just not very good service, and I think that if you can address that then we can probably see more usage out of the airport…For the city to really get ahead, we have to invest, and we have to attract carriers and if you can’t do that then it really doesn’t matter,” George said. The meeting discussed issue such as how the city can attract airplane companies, what other city’s have done to attract those companies, how we can improve the airport, how the pilot’s lounge needs work and how upgrading it can attract more pilots, and the costs and process of lengthening the airstrip to accommodate larger planes. Right now, Dash-8 model airplanes, which can hold approximately 50 people are the biggest types of airplanes regulated to land on the Dawson’s 5,000-foot long airstrip. Lengthening it another 1,000 feet would cost approximately $8-13 million, lengthening it an additional 500 feet would not only need funding for actually paving the strip but also require the purchase of more land. “If we build it, will they come? Probably not right Jill Earl photo Gregory Mitchell and Patricia Maloney listen to questions and concerns posed away,” said Tara Morgan, Manager of the Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce. by Dawson Creek residents at the airport sustainability roundtable.
DAWSON CREEK- Concerned citizens and stakeholders alike met at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre to participate in a round-table discussion surrounding the sustainability of the airport Thursday, Oct. 6. The city hired planners from McElhanney Consulting Services and Patricia Maloney & Associates to consider the concerns of residents, answer questions, and take suggestions. The airport is one of the top strategic priorities identified by council, and the discussions hopes to determine goals the community has for the airport and possible economic opportunities surrounding it. “From a community perspective, I know council was very adamant about making this one of our top strategic priorities for this year because the airport is fundamental in so many ways… planning around that is very important. Because we know that if we do this right our community is going to grow and it will grow a lot. This is an essential part of that and we hear that loud and clear from local business but even businesses in Alberta,” Mayor Mike Bernier said.
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Steve Jobs 1955-2011
By Brent Hodson With the sad passing of Steve Jobs last week, we look upon his life and his ability to create. He has changed the world with his thoughts and creativity. We can take his words and continue to pursue his dream and his vision. Steve was able to change the world with his products. My day is filled with his technology from the iPhone to the iMac and this newspaper is created and designed on Apple computers. One might say his biggest influence was on music and the creation of iTunes. With the creation of iTunes, it allowed the artist to continue to sell music digitally to a new generation that wasn’t buying cd’s but downloading illegally the singles. At .99¢ a song, who couldn’t afford that Britney single. I saw this quote and thought I would include it in this editorial: “The hardware is the front door to the software and the services,’’ said analyst Tim Bajarin with Creative Strategies. “And while the PC guys tend to create stuff that was clunky and inelegant, Apple took the approach that even though these devices needed to be functional, they also needed to be beautiful.’’ At a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs shared the philosophy that drove him. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Northern Health prepares for seasonal influenza clinics Influenza season is nearly upon us, and Northern Health is urging those who are eligible for an influenza vaccine to ensure they attend a local clinic over the next few weeks. Beginning the week of October 11 in many communities and throughout October in other communities, the seasonal influenza vaccine will be offered to those most at risk for complications from seasonal flu, including: • People aged 65 years and older • Residents of long-term care homes • Adults and children with a chronic illness • Healthy children aged 6 to 23 months • People aged 6 months - 18 years who have a condition that is treated for long periods with acetylsalicylic acid • Household and regular child care contacts of children aged 0 to 23 months • Household contacts of someone who is at high risk, whether or not those people have been immunized • Pregnant women who will be in their third trimester during influenza season (typically spanning November to April) • Aboriginal peoples (on and off reserve) for the 20112012 influenza season *for a full list of eligibility for free flu shots, visit the Northern Health website at www.northernhealth.ca. A pneumococcal vaccine will also be available at the same time for seniors and those with chronic medical conditions;
this vaccine helps to protect against pneumonia, which is the most common complication of influenza. Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, sore throat and a cough. Individuals with flu-like symptoms are urged to stay home until their symptoms go away. “We recommend that people who are eligible for the vaccine make sure they visit a clinic,” says Dr. Ronald Chapman, Chief Medical Health Officer. “The eligibility list is quite extensive, so we encourage people to look carefully at the list as they might be surprised to find that they qualify.” Between the start of clinics in October 2010, and the end of February 2011, nearly 27,000 Northern BC residents received a free flu shot at public health clinics across the region. Clinic dates and times are being advertised in local communities and can be found, along with other influenza related information, by visiting www.northernhealth.ca. Many pharmacies and physicians also provide the free vaccine to eligible people. People not eligible for the free vaccine should contact their physician or local pharmacy. Careful hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness, including influenza. People should wash their hands well for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap – before and after using the washroom and before eating or preparing food.
For more information on influenza and other health issues, residents can also call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, where registered nurses can provide confidential health information and advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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A look back: Beaton Journals October 1911
Sun 1st Revillion Bros arrived from the Hope and will go River. They intend selling their horses and going down the on to Dunvegan. They brought down 2 passengers who will River. remain here for some time. Mon 9th The B.C. officials went across and will leave for Mon 3rd All hands busy taking in potatoes. Took 50 sacks Grand prairie tomorrow. Self busy in store. Continues fine of potatoes; put them up in root cellar. Revillion’s Boat left for weather. River rising. 1 Beaton Journal October 1911 Dunvegan this morning. A fine clear day. Tues 10th Self in office. Mr. McCarnmon left this mornTues 3rd Busy putting potatoes in cellar in house. We put ing for Grand prairie. Continues fine weather. River rising st Sun 1 Revillion Bros arrived from the Hope and will go on to Dunvegan. They brought in 100 sacks, who alsowill29remain sacks Carter and partner fast. Attachie & party arrived from up the River. down 2 passengers hereinforroot somehouse. time. left for home in a canoe. Akins pack train also pulled out. The Wed 11th A fine clear day. Self busy in store with Indians. Mon 3rd All hands busy taking in potatoes. Took 50 sacks of potatoes; put them up in 2 men who came down the River are looking at the country Me. LeRoy & partner also Jamieson left in canoe for P.R. root cellar. Revillion’s Boat left for Dunvegan this morning. A fine clear day. back of here. this morning. River still coming up. TuesWed 3rd Busy in cellar in house. WeHope put in 100 sacks, also 29 sacks in 4thputting I am potatoes sending Samson to H. along with anothThurs 12th Still busy with Indians. Appsasin & Adisless root house. Carter and partner left for home in a canoe. Akins pack train also pulled out. er 2Indian bycame canoe few supplies forback theoftrader. He and Oker arrived from the North. Continues fine weather. The men who downto thetake Riverup are alooking at the country here. will stay up there for a little while to help Taylor who has cut River still coming up. Wed 4th I am sending Samson to H. Hope along with another Indian by canoe to take up a his foot. Self busy at odd jobs. Samson helping. Continues Fri 13th Self as before. Appsasin and his crowd left for few supplies for the trader. He will stay up there for a little while to help Taylor who has fine weather. home. W. King left with 3 pack Horses to Gawhumus Camp cut his foot. Self busy at odd jobs. Samson helping. Continues fine weather. Thurs 5th Self in office. Mr. Cameron and party arrived this morning. Putting up a small outfit for Wablie who is Thurs 5th Self in office. Mr. Cameron and party arrived from Halfway River. He is in from Halfway River. B.C. and going to do a little trading at M. Lake this winter. The River from B.C. and looking over the He landis forin thefrom Government. A finelooking clear day.over the land for the Government. A fine clear day. falling. Sat 14th Self busy in store. R Barker left this morning to Clear Water River. Revillion’s Boat arrived from Dunvegan and brought up the mail. Sun 15th Blowing a strong gale of wind all day. Samson arrived from the Hope along with Cadenhead. Mon 16th C. Calishin & Walker left this morning overland for L.S. Lake. Self busy in office all day. Blowing a strong gale of wind again today. A few more Indians arrived. Tues 17th Self busy in store all day. Samson looking for horses. Lost old Roan; all the rest found but him. Appsasin & Adisless patched in. Billy Cadenhead left for the Hope this morning. A fine clear day. Survey 1912 theMuseum North Peace Museum Wed 18th Self as yesterday. Mr. Rolfson & Brown arrived. Survey Camp Camp 1912 CourtesyCourtesy of the Northof Peace They report one of the party drowned in the Halfway River. (I hope you can resize this so it is clearer – if not please let me know, Judy) Fri 6th Self at odd jobs. Kenny at wood. Put the last of They left the party behind but they expect them to be in on the in the Root House. 15lastsacks. Blowing a strong Fri 6th potatoes Self at odd jobs. Kenny at wood. Put the of the potatoes in the Root House. Sunday. A fine clear day. 15 sacks. a strong gale ofBlowing wind all day.gale of wind all day. Thurs 19th Self busy in store all day. Mr. Rolfson’s men th Sat 7th Self in office. Kenny at odd jobs. Continues fine busy crossing over their freight to the other side. A find clear Sat 7 Self in office. Kenny at odd jobs. Continues fine weather. Wablie arrived from Moberly Lake.Wablie arrived from Moberly Lake. weather. day but cold this morning. The water going down. Mr. LeRoy & from partner arrived up the Pine Fri 20th Self busy as before. A fine clear day. Wm Sun Sun 8th Mr.8th LeRoy & partner arrived up the Pine River. from They intend selling their
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Nackawen arrived from Moberly Lake. Sat 21st A fine clear day. Self in store all day. Mr. James arrived from P.R.L. along with an Indian in a canoe. He intends to put in the winter here trapping. Very busy with the Indians. Sun 22nd Mr. Brussot’s survey party arrived on their way out. Mon 23rd Self busy in store all day. Mr. Rolfson’s party arrived. They will cross the River here to work on the other side. Wusskuly and Dick patched off today. Cold and stormy. Tues 24th Self very busy in store. Mr. Brussot put his horses across today. A party of men from Mr. Milligan’s Survey party arrived from H. Hope on their way down the River. An Indian woman died here today, a daughter of old Atchasqua. Continues fine weather. Wed 25th Self in store very busy. Some more of the Indians patched off today. Continues fine weather. Mr. Brussot & partner left today. Mr. Rolfson’s party crossed with their horses. Thurs 26th Self busy as before. Mr. Rolfson’s pack train left for Puskupie prairie. Cold this morning and some ice forming along the River. Geo. Harvey arrived from Mr. Milligan’s camp on his way to L.S. Lake where they are going to winter the horses. Fri 27th Mr. Rolfson moved across the River. Self busy; the Indians patching off. Mr. Graham & Lakom arrived. Their pack train will be in tomorrow. Continues cold weather. Geo Miakneck arrived from Puskupy prairie. Sat 28th Self very busy. Samson mudding. Mr. Graham’s pack train arrived and they put the horses across the River. A little Ice going down the River. Sun 29th Mr. Graham & party left this morning for P.R. Landing with a small scow. Ice running down the River. Mr. Rolfson’s party pulled out from the other side today. Continues cold. Joseph Appsasin patched across. Mon 30th Self in office. Samson mudding. The last of the Indians patched off. Mr. Rolfson came over the River, all his party down at the S.P. River. Lots of Ice going down.
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HUDSON’S HOPE - With elections on the run, candidates looking to step up to the plate in Hudson’s Hope should expect a full agenda, according to a number of current district councillors. “Certainly there’s a possibility that sleepy hollow will change,” said Counc. Doug Summer. Summer said he has given re-election some serious thought, but like fellow councillor, Darryl Johnson, he still isn’t 100 per cent decided if he will run.
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Hudson’s Hope current council is guaranteed to see at least one new face after November. Nomination period opened on Oct. 4 and will close on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. “There’s more work ahead for council now than there was then,” said Summer. He added that an incentive to run again is the opening of the coal industry that may boom in the municipality, a market that is already prevalent in Tumbler Ridge. “China’s need for coal is not diminishing. They’re going to find it somewhere and I guess, luckily from our perspective — the northeast is of the high quality that they need, so they’re looking at us,” said Summer. Counc. Johnson is also on the fence about putting his name in for a spot on council, seeing as he’s held his position for nearly a decade. “I’ve been on it for nine years that might be long enough for me.” However, he’s in the same boat as Summer, acknowledging Hudson’s Hope’s growth. “There are some very exciting times coming up, there’s more development than we’ve seen in many years here,” said Johnson. Talk of the town’s expansion doesn’t stop there. Though Counc. Terry Webster confirmed her time as a city member is up, she informed that the district is facing a number of issues waiting to be addressed. “It’s going to be a challenge because there’s a lot happening in Hudson’s Hope right now,” she said — and it’s not just the natural resource sector. “They’re looking at a doctor full time in town … We’re also seeing for the first time looking at new apartment blocks being built and the expansion and housing in various ways,” she said. Mayor Karen Anderson who confirmed she will be running for mayor in the upcoming election said, housing and infrastructure is already on the ‘go,’ to service the coal mine industry and allow room for growth in the district. “We need the infrastructure for people to be able to make the decision to move to our community,” said Anderson. After Nov. 19, those elected to council will be rolling up their sleeves to address the district’s expanding, but not seemingly steady, population. “It’s interesting, we’re booming in numbers, but they’re temporary people and the school population is actually down — so you have to question on whether it benefits your community,” said Webster. She has sat on council for a total of 12 years and feels a new face would benefit Hudson’s Hope. “I think it’s nice to have people with new ideas.” The potential change the district will encounter in coming years will change the face of Hudson’s Hope. “I will admit that I’ve liked the size of the town we’ve had but I’m certainly not one to stand in the way of change either. You manage change as opposed to it managing you,” said Summer. Anderson couldn’t agree more. “I think the community has the same idea that Hudson Hope wants to move forward … we don’t want to become a booming metropolis, we want to keep the small town feel out here.” Travous Quibell, current councillor, will be seeking re-election. “I will indeed be … continuing to build on the successes I have seen in the past four years in this position, should my constituents choose to hand me that mandate,” said Quibell in an email. With one spot confirmed to open for a new councillor, Anderson welcomes new names on the ballot. Other current councillors Clayton Stacey and Gwen Johansson were unavailable for comment before press regarding reelection. Nominations are now open until Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN cO-OP During the first week that nominations opened, chief election officer Bill Lindsay said no 10808 91 Ave • 250.785.9088 nomination packages were dropped off at district council.
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DAWSON CREEK- Interested candidates were able to drop off their nomination packages for the upcoming municipal election starting Tuesday Oct. 4. The first few days of the nomination period were not promising, as of Friday Oct. 7 11am, six packages were returned for Dawson Creekâ€™s seven spots on council, two were returned in Tumbler Ridge to fill their seven spots, and none were returned in Chetwynd for their seven spots. No school trustee nomination packages were returned either. In Tumbler Ridge Counc. Doug Beale is seeking re-election and Brenda Holmlund is seeking election as mayor. Holmlund was not elected as a councillor last time she ran in 2008, but was a councillor the election year before that. She blames herself for not doing enough campaigning last time around. Holmlund has been a resident of Tumbler Ridge for 30 years and recognizes the changes and challenges the town will face in the near future. â€œI think this is a community where a lot of changes are coming, and their coming fast. And we definitely need a council that is familiar with municipal governments and I believe Iâ€™m that candidate,â€? Holmlund said. She says major challenges will be the increase demand for building with very few vacant lots, lack of childcare programs, and the increase of workers. â€œI love this community and Iâ€™ve seen it go through a lot of ups and downs, and I believe at this point in time we need a stronger vision for what we want for this community and I thinks that what I would bring to the community. Iâ€™m very passionate about it and Iâ€™ve seen whatâ€™s gone on in the past and I understand there is so many changes, so many periods that now we really need a stronger vision for what we want,â€? she said. New comers to the election race in Dawson Creek are Raymond Fromme, James Bridges, and Shaely Wilbur. Both Bridges and Wilbur love Dawson Creek and hope to bring a balance to council. â€œMy wife and I we love the people, we love the community and I just want to be involved and whatever I can do to bring balance and transparency to the council would be my motive,â€? said Bridges. â€œI think we need to create a little more balance on council, I think the initiative that council has taken are good onesâ€Ś but I also think we need to have a voice from the tax payers and the
businesses, the people that are actually funding those things. Iâ€™m not sure they have a strong voice on council for that right now. So thatâ€™s where Iâ€™m coming from,â€? Wilbur said. Bridges and Terry McFadyen, who is seeking re-election are exited about Dawson Creekâ€™s future and would like the opportunity to speak to issues that will hopefully be an asset to the Cityâ€™s growth and development. â€œI want to be apart of what is happening with the community and I feel we at a great growth spurt at the moment and I would like to bring myself to the table to give my input and help with our economic growth and the development of our community,â€? Bridges said. â€œThe debt management policy, which will give councils going forward an opportunity to get a better handle on things there doing and how that will impact future tax payers down the road in terms of borrowing and I think this Airport sustainability plan is going to be very exciting itâ€™s something that a new council will have to deal with,â€? McFadyen said. Wilbur takes a different position, instead of pushing her personal views on council, she wants to speak for the Cityâ€™s residents. â€œIâ€™m actually going out and speaking to the public, to the people, and asking them what their concerns are. What they want to see, what they like, what they donâ€™t like, and thatâ€™s the voice that I want to take to councilâ€ŚI donâ€™t think over all the community feels they have a connection to council or that council is approachable,â€? Wilbur said. She also wants to set up a facebook page, a twitter feed, youtube channel, and website so that citizens can have direct contact with her and be able to voice their concerns. Mayor Mike Bernier and Counc. Cheryl Shuman have also dropped off their nomination packages. Raymond Fromme and Doug Beale were unavailable for interview.
Story continued from page 4 â€œMy parents have raised me that I can do things on my own and Iâ€™m capable of doing things on my own and I can. Community living month is very important to me, like I said, I think that every business in Dawson Creek should at least hire one disability person and open their hearts to us and at least give us a chance in the workforce cause we wonâ€™t let them down,â€? Johnston said. Johnston says that there arenâ€™t a lot of businesses in Dawson Creek that are willing to hire Community Living members, but Berge is thankful for the businesses who are. â€œThereâ€™s a few really good places that continue to hire our individuals and there are some that are more reluctant too, so weâ€™re just really wanting businesses to be more open minded about it...I feel that one of the biggest misconceptions is that they wonâ€™t be able to complete their job tasks, whereas what weâ€™ve seen is that they go far and beyond for their employers...when they have that ambition like anybody elseâ€™s and when they have that motivation they are there and they want to do a good job. And they want to prove that yeah I have a disability but I can work,â€? Berge said. â€œWe, as a person have the right to live independently, and have a job, and to make money and
Continued from page 5 Maloney used Red Deer as an example, West Jet agreed to consider serving their area provided they extend their runway, after millions of dollars were spent and the runway lengthened, West Jet reconsidered and ended up not flying through the area. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of investment that you could make and still not meet your goalâ€ŚWest Jet is not the answer to everyoneâ€™s prayers,â€? Maloney said. â€œSome airports have gone there and increased the runway length and sometimes it takes a while, but have seen increased activity in business in the long run. Which is why our study is looking at short, medium, and long-term recommendations as well,â€? Maloney said, adding that there are grants that the city could apply for to help with the cost if they chose to extend the airstrip. The Dawson Creek Airport has approximately 15,000 people fly out of Dawson Creek every year. The planners suggested a survey of surrounding airports maybe in order to find out how many people from Dawson Creek fly out of other airports. They say that if a very large number of the cityâ€™s residents were flying out of other airports, that maybe enough to entice companies to start flying out of Dawson Creek. â€œWe need to find out how many people are actually leaving, and itâ€™s not just Dawson Creekâ€Ś we need to know where that many number of people are really going, where theyâ€™re flyingâ€Śfind that number, if I had that number in my hand I could go to an airline and say look at how many people would fly out of Dawson Creek if we had a decent service,â€? said Ian Darling, Dawson Creek Airport Manager. The information that Maloney and Mitchell collected over their three day visit from the discussions and surveys will contribute to their draft of recommendations that Mitchell predicts will be done in mid-November. He hopes that council will adopt one of the suggestions and act on it. â€œI would consider it a real failure if there werenâ€™t real actionable items in this report that certainly in the short term could make a real difference,â€? Mitchell said.
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Peace Out: behind the scenes By Kyla Corpuz
NORTHEAST B.C. - Last week the controversy over the Site C dam and other issues surrounding energy in the Peace was projected on the big screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Peace Out is a documentary filmed by Vancouver film instructor, Charles Wilkinson. Its premiere screening on Oct. 4 not only drew Vancouverites to the sold-out show but northern residents showed up, too. The film is an unbiased take on the proposed Site C and overall use of energy and its sources. Wilkinson ventured throughout northeastern B.C., and talked to many people— some for, some against and some without opinion but carrying a mound of knowledge on the issue. Wilkinson captured images from around the Peace and throughout Oregon. He talked to the people behind shale gas fracking to protesters and the farmers who are affected by extracting natural resources. In a phone interview with the Northeast News, he said there was one comment that was universal: “Everywhere we went everyone was concerned about the pace of resource extraction and everyone, in one way or another, acknowledged that the level of regulation of oversight that the government has is, to say the least, inadequate. Even the resource people shake their heads and go, “This is amazing what we get away with here.” Wilkinson said he always had an interest on where our energy comes from and after creating Peace Out he stands on the side of being a more energy sustainable society. On Wilkinson’s website, he gives his take on what it was like to film his first documentary. At the end it shows two pictures: a group of oil and gas workers on site and a couple of farmers, both with the caption: “These are good people.” Wilkinson was quite thrilled about the amount of people he was able to talk to during the making of the movie, he said he was fortunate enough to not only talk to people who had an opinion on the issues, but who were also well educated. “I struggled to make sure that the opinions of the people we used were about things that people really, really knew what they were talking about … and what I found is that the more somebody knows about a subject, the less likely they are to be biased,” said Wilkinson. The openness he received from his interview subjects brought light to the issues he tackled in Peace Out: from Site C, to proposed nuclear sites in the Peace, to those trying to sustain the Peace River as is. He encourages that both groups on either end of the energy industry spectrum to watch Peace Out. Wilkinson said there are many take-home messages one can retrieve after watching the film, whether it’s continuing to look to natural gas or shutting off their lights every time they leave the house. For Wilkinson his take-home message, after making Peace Out, dug a little deeper than that: “There’s no one in this debate that doesn’t feel uncomfortable about the direction that we’re headed — and that says to me that big changes are coming. We get to choose if we make the changes or the changes come in spite of us.” In November, Wilkinson and producer, Tina Schliessler, of Peace Out with the assistance of the Peace Valley Environment Association are planning on bringing the documentary to Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and possibly Grande Prairie. Diane Culling, PVEA member, attended the premiere of Peace Out in Vancouver. “The premiere was fantastic -- rave reviews from the audience and a long question period,” said Culling in an email. “I was surely gratified by the outcome,” said Wilkinson on the turnout of Peace Out’s premiere. He said they had to move to a larger theatre to hold the amount of audience members that came out. During the question and answer period at the end, he said about 75 per cent of the audience stayed to take part in the discussion about the nuclear plant proposed in the Peace River and tar sands. PVEA is an organization that is aimed to educate the public about Site C’s pros and cons according to Danielle Yeoman, also an active member of PVEA.
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October 13, 2011
Pilot program CASI celebrates first birthday By Jill Earl
more ways to make the program more sustainable, as they only charge the seniors a one-time registration fee of $10. “We’re hoping that the program will be extended, and we’re also looking for ways to make it sustainable and look for other ways of funding. The idea was to try out the model to see if by offering non-medical services and access to these services we could help seniors remain comfortably in their own homes more independently,” Studley said. Seniors may feel isolated in a fast-paced and mobile world, she says, the project helps connect the community again. “Helping the community make those connections again, to get that really integrated community where people help each other,” Studley said. Studley says she’s sees the project continuing after March, but doesn’t know when or if the project will get approval. “We want very much to have a second birthday,” Studley said.
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They can serve as a means of transportation to doctor’s appointments and grocery stores, do yard work for the seniors, do light housekeeping and repairs, shovel snow, and can even act as a friendly visitor. Volunteers at CASI select what type of role they would Open 7 days a week like to fulfill as well as their time commitment and availability. Monday - Wednesday 10:00am-7:00pm “I believe volunteers should be just treasured because we Now Open till 9pm Thursday - Saturday, couldn’t do this without our volunteers. So we take great pains Thursday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 12:00-5:00pm to make sure we understand what it is they like to do, what their time frames are so we don’t over burden then,” said Studley, who is grateful for the time and effort volunteers have given over the past year. Studley says that volunteers deliver a lot of services that CASI offers, and that the program wouldn’t be successful withwith Jackie Harvey out them. CASI currently has 20 volunteers helping their 70 registered members. Puberty to Volunteer coordinator, Arleene Thorpe, recruits anybody Menopause willing to help. a Woman’s Journey “When I started there was maybe five to six [volunteers]. So I’ve increased it that much and I plan on increasing it more. The sky is the limit…I think it’s wonderful that people in the community, doesn’t matter from what walk of life want to come and help and volunteer,” Thorpe said. Volunteers are paired with a senior, or in some instances seniors, and help them with whatever they may need to make living independently easier. “We’ve had volunteers say that they’ve enjoyed it far more then they every thought they would, it’s filling a gap for them, it’s special,” said Studley. Question & Answer Session to follow “We like to join people together and the friendships that develop are just incredible, absolutely incredible. For the senior as well as for the volunteer,” said Thorpe. Linda Smith, a resident of Arras, has been volunteering with the organization for approximately five months, she cleans her senior’s house, takes her grocery shopping, and drives her to Jill Earl photo doctor’s appointments. Smith can attest to the friendships the For More Info, Contact Charlotte 866-992-6003 Jane Harper, executive director of the South Peace Community volunteers make with their senior. Toll Free Resources Society cuts the cake. “Katie and I are pretty good friends. We were just sort of paired off…and it’s worked out really well…it’s sort of fun to help the seniors out, they just have so many wonderful stories, how life used to be, how it is now, and how it’s changed and how they deal with things and how you can help them deal with things,” she said. Smith enjoys her work in the organization and plans to stick with it to the end. 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Very first Education Assistant Diploma Program graduate encourages others to attend NLC A return to school in mid-life for a Swiss woman from Williams Lake proved so successful she is encouraging other mature students to try Northern Lights College (NLC).
“NLC has excellent instructors who are really there for you,” said Nicole Francine Kipfer, the College’s very first Education Assistant (EA) Diploma program graduate. “The passion of the instructors gave us the tools to really help the children,” she said. Kipfer immigrated to British Columbia in 1995 with senior level experience in marketing and business, but like many other immigrants soon found local employment prospects required Canadian-recognized education. Maranatha Christian School in Williams Lake has 160 typical and special needs students from grades K–12 and is where Kipfer discovered a natural desire to work with children. “I enjoyed helping out in classrooms but realized that I need to get my certification to be effective working with children with special needs,” said Kipfer. Kipfer first completed her certificate in
the EA program from 2007-08. She returned to online courses from December 2010 to April 2011 to achieve her EA Diploma. “The EA program is a very beneficial program if you work in schools with any age of children because they have a high focus on special needs for both the mental and physically challenged as well as for typical kids,” she said. Today Kipfer is employed at Maranatha Christian School as an Education Assistant Director with five Teaching Assistants under her direction. “The school has excellent academic and drama programs,” said Kipfer, “so among the things I do is facilitate program creation, which is very interesting and fun.” NLC offers an EA Certificate program for 38 weeks with September, January and April start dates. Its EA Diploma program also starts every September, January and April and runs for 64 weeks. Visit nlc.bc.ca for more information on the Education Assistant programs.
Celebrating cultural diversity at NLC
Cultural appreciation will be the theme of the day for the Fort St. John campus on Nov. 4 when students and staff will be encouraged to wear their culture’s traditional dress and share their traditional foods. Michelle Giblak, of the International Education department, said Hinal Sheth, a student from India, has been teaching an Indian dance called the “Garba” on Fridays from Oct. 7 – Oct. 21 and hopes the dance group will perform on Cultural Day.
Versions of North by NLC English instructor launched by Harbour Publishing NLC English Instructor Greg Lainsbury’s book of poetry entitled Versions of North is set to launch this month in Prince George and Fort St. John. From Harbour Publishing: Versions of North engages with the environment of northern British Columbia; it is the manifestation of the poet’s desire to create a cosmopolitan art in a place that modernity sometimes seems to have skipped right over.” Lainsbury has taught at northern B.C. colleges and universities since 1995. He is the author of The Carver Chronotope: Inside the Life-World of Raymond Carver’s Fiction; his poems, stories and articles have been published widely in journals across North America. For more information, visit: harbourpublishing.com/title/versionsofnorth
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Occupational First Aid Level 1 .............................. Oct 17, 24 Solar Thermal Theory ............................................. Oct 17-18 H2S Alive ............................................................... Oct 18, 25 Fall Protection ............................................................. Oct 19 Solar Installation ..................................................... Oct 20-22 Canadian Firearms Acquisition (PAL) ..................... Oct 22-23 Basic Security Training ................................................ Oct 24 Occupational First Aid Level 2 .................................... Oct 24 Air Brakes .................................................................... Oct 25 Greek Cooking Part 2 ................................................... Oct 26
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October 13, 2011
Recognizing your local businesses goes a long way
By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – The Chamber of Commerce is holding their Best Business of the Year Awards in honour of small business week. Though nominations have closed, businesses that come out on top will be awarded on Oct. 20 during a Chambers of Commerce social event. Businesses from big corporations to independent stores were entitled for nomination. “Every business in Fort St. John is eligible, we encourage members to nominate members as well, but it’s not exclusive to just the membership,” said manager of Chamber of Commerce Annette Oak. Though larger companies are by all means welcome to be nominated, Devon Wigglesworth, owner at Patch Java, sees the benefit of recognizing smaller businesses. “We all work hard, big and small business. It’s a little difficult sometimes for the small businesses because we don’t have as large of infrastructure or customer base as some of the bigger names,” said Wigglesworth. Patch Java was last year’s recipient of The Best Small Business of the Year Award with fewer than 15 employees. It was Patch Java’s first year in business. In May of that year Wigglesworth took over the space, renovated the store and changed the name. “Getting recognition for the things you do makes you realize that you’re doing the right things. You’re on track on where you want to be,” said Wigglesworth. Oak said awards like these are crucial for a community setting. “I think it’s important to recognize them [businesses] because if we’re not recognizing them they go unnoticed and they could be giving you their best service. I think it’s just an enticement to continue to do that,” said Oak. The Chamber of Commerce has gathered the community to vote for their favourite company in the city for the past five years now. “It is recognizing companies that have ‘wowed’ you or somebody that has given you outstanding customer service,” said Oak. There are two categories: businesses with up to 15 employees and businesses with 16 or more, that will be recognized for Best Business and Outstanding Customer Service Representative/ Employee. Businesses may have been nominated based on their customer service, work environment, community integrity or even just the esthetic appeal.
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Indoor playground encourages fitness, literacy, and environmental conscience By Jill Earl
to have an indoor playground somewhere in town,” said Heidy Kux-Kardos, South Peace Success By 6 and Children First coordinator. The playground is located in the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre beside the pool’s viewing area. It cost $28,000 to build and features a tower with a slide and climbing bridge to get on the tower. Kux-Kardos has conducted many surveys asking what parents in Dawson Creek need for their children, repeatedly, an indoor playground was their answer. “That’s what parents tell us time and again on surveys what is missing in this town…. they want a place to take their kids other than McDonalds. They requested again and again to find a place where ices is rapidly expanding operations in operations the USA; North Dakota, Pure Energy Services is rapidly expanding in specifically the they canintake their young kids in winter Jill Earl photo specifically in North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming andcandidates ng and USA; Pennsylvania. We are currently seeking Production time, a safefor place to run around and climb Isla Krawetz, 2, enjoys climbing and sliding at the new indoor playground at the Kenn We are currently candidates for Proand be physically active and run off some Borek Aquatic Centre ors withPennsylvania. 2+ years experience inseeking production testing/flow back operations, duction Testing Supervisors with 2+ years experience in prosteam,” Kux-Kardos said. “Our kindergarten assessment shows that our kindergarten ory experience, safety orientated, excellent verbal and written communication duction testing/flow back operations, day/night supervisory The playground is meant for children ages five and under, and students, by the time they are five are most vulnerable in their ethics, willing to work a flexibleexcellent rotational USA ( hopes 4 weeks on 2 physical activity not just in experience, safety orientated, verbalschedule and written in the Kux-Kardos it will encourage physical activity…I would assume it’s because of our long wincommunication skills, strong work ethics, willing to work a the winter months but all year round. ter months, and the predominance of computer games and TV. flexible rotational schedule in the USA ( 4 weeks on 2 weeks Sitting there watching TV and playing video games is of course off). is not very good for your health,” she said. s: Signing bonus, Competitive hourly rate plus overtime, Full benefits Kux-Kardos says the playground is important to small chilPure Energy offers: Signing bonus, rate retention bonus, Paid the month following 30 days ofCompetitive service, hourly Annual dren because exercise builds muscle and bone mass. plus overtime, benefits beginning first ofCompetitive the month or rotational work Full purposes, Per diem, daily truck rate plus “We have to move in order to build bone mass and we have following 30 days of service, Annual retention bonus, Paid opportunity for advancement. to have physical activity, jumping up and down, weight bearing travel expenses for rotational work purposes, Per diem, exercises which you do when your climbing and sliding and runCompetitive daily truck rate plus mileage rate, and opportuning and skipping, so those are very important for not only bone nity for advancement. e and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to 970-464-2308 or apply mass development but for also for making new brain cells,” she e-energy.us said. Email your resume and cover letter to The floor of the playground is meant to help child firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 970-464-2308 ment; the 520 square feet of recycled tire tiles have hopscotch, or apply online at www.pure-energy.us numbers, and letters on them. Story continued on page 21 DAWSON CREEK- It has been four years in the making, but Success By 6 has finally been able to raise enough funds to build an indoor playground. Dawson Creek’s first indoor playground celebrated its grand opening Wednesday Oct. 5 to the delight of the infants in attendance that instantly enjoyed the jungle gym after the ribbon cutting. “We’ve been trying for four years to find a venue to install the playground. We’ve been saving and fundraising for four years
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FORT ST. JOHN – On Aug. 22 council proclaimed Family Week in Fort St. John Lynn Locher, Success by 6 and Children First co-ordinator, presented ‘Fort St. John Loves Families,’ week from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22. Locher addressed council in late August that Family Week is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to offer events, activities and special promotions that reflect the importance of families, according to a press release. The week will kick-off at the North Peace Cultural Centre for ArtsyfARTsy, a family art event, according to the Family Friendly Community website. ArtsyfARTsy is on Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be an array of activities from dance, theatre, music, visual arts and story telling.
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A crowd of all ages took part in the Sisters In Spirit vigil on Oct. 4 in Fort St. John.
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“In this case we actually incorporated numeracy and alphabet literacy as well into the playground…We have numeracy and literacy build into the physical activity,” Kux-Kardos said. Besides being child friendly, the playground is also environmentally friendly. The space uses recycled tire tiles, and in doing so Success By 6 was able to secure funds from Tire Stewardship British Columbia’s Community Grant Program. The Stewardship collects fees from tire retailers to recycle surrendered tires, they use that money to ensure the tires are being recycled properly and to support non-profit community projects that use recycled tire products. These products can include rubber flooring like mats and tiles for running tracks, weight rooms, stall mats for horses and dairy cows, and all weather playing fields. The aquatic centre’s new playground is one of 12 projects the Stewardship has supported this year, giving approximately $127,000. Last year they supported 17 products, giving approximately $250,000. If approved, the grant program will pay for half of the cost of the recycled tire material up to $30,000. The program gave Success By 6 $5,300 for its project. “Their virtually indestructible some of these things, so their more oriented towards public facilities … because of the cushioning effect of these tiles, they are meant to protect children from harm if they fall,” said Mike Hennessy, Executive Director of the Tire Stewardship. Success By 6 also partnered with Northern Light’s College for funding and the city for the space. The group lobbied the City to let them use the space at the aquatic centre in April, after they couldn’t find any other location willing to host the playground. “Many people didn’t want the responsibility and the liability of a child getting hurt, Jill Earl photo that was always Lauren Strachan, 21 month, needs help from mother Kerry Silver climbing on the issue. ‘We the indoor playgrounds grand opening Wednesday Oct. 5.
Small Business Month Small business month is celebrated across the province in October of each year. Small businesses are the backbone of every community and we here in the north are especially thankful to those who are willing to invest their time, effort and resources into a business venture. In addition many small business offer employment opportunities to local citizens and in many cases our teen age children get their first job experience in their communities “small businesses”. Take the time during the month of october, to express your appreciation to the small business people in your town!
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Work on the Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project, shown in the aerial photos, is steadily progressing. Most of the design work and external construction has now been completed. Interior construction and finishing work will continue throughout the winter. “The FSJHRC Project Team is very excited as we move into the Transition Planning and Move Management stage of our project,” says Tom Sparrow, Project Director. “We look forward to sharing our hard work with the Fort St. John community and region.”
Congratulations to the award recipients at the FSJACL’s Community Living Awards! A Special Congratulations to: Tim Horton’s for receiving the Community Support Award in recognition of their amazing support of people with developmental disabilities and community. Tina Tompkins for receiving the Jean Mensink Volunteer Award for her devoted volunteer work to the FSJACL.
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October 13, 2011
The Abrams Brothers bring Northern Redemption to FSJ By Kyla Corpuz
FORT ST. JOHN – The Abrams Brothers are the fourth generation in their family to tour, so it’s safe to say music runs through their family tree. On Oct. 14 they will grace the stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre to perform songs off their latest album, Northern Redemption. The Abrams Brothers started out as a duo of, well, brothers: John and James. At the tender age of six (James) and eight (John), they were introduced to playing music. “I remember our mom asking us really casually, ‘Do you want to try violin lessons?” recalled John, during a phone interview. It didn’t take long to realize that their lessons wouldn’t remain a casual thing rather it would spark their talent. As boys they would harmonize each other in the church pews and not long after they were on the road touring; eventually their cousin, Elijah, hopped on for the ride. Elijah moved from Toronto to Kingston to join forces with John and James five years ago. “It was definitely a sacrifice for him to leave home, but he wanted to be with us to play.” If you’ve followed The Abrams Brothers since they were little lads, you’ll realize that their latest record renders maturity and growth. The album is a compilation of original songs, written by John, James and producer Chris Brown, who has worked alongside the Barenaked Ladies and Broken Social Scene. Hailed from Kingston, Ontario The Abrams Brothers aren’t shy about where they come from. “The title track is called Northern Redemption, and the song itself really paints a picture of the wilderness, and that for us is something that is very close to our heart having grown up in Canada,” said John. The album is a look at their Canadian roots and growing up in the “land of the free and home of the brave.” Their sound can be described as a bluegrass-rock. Their cover of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida landed them a spot on the Canadian and U.S. CMT.
Though Northern Redemption is their first original record, they already have three albums under their belt. In 2009 they released Blue on Brown a tribute to Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Guthrie even applauded the boys stating, they were “way too young to be playing that good.” Despite their age, the youngest in the band being 18 and the oldest only three years older, they’ve performed in places not a lot of Canadian bands their age have traveled to. In their earlier years they found themselves performing live at the Sea of Galilee in Israel for the Jacob’s Ladder Festival. “Considering we grew up playing gospel music you can imagine that going right to the Sea of Galilee for us and playing our music was totally a blessing and incredible experience.” Though they’ve played in the Holy Land, their current tour looks to be the most extensive sightseeing and performing the band has done on the Canadian west coast. The Abrams Brothers have evidently dedicated their lives to music and there’s no indication that the three are slowing down — despite juggling life as young adults, life in university (for John and James) and life as touring artists. “It’s kind of a balancing act, trying to juggle everything on the road,” said John. “Music for us is our career and that’s the thing we want to focus on.” John said the key component to make avenues such as music, social life and education successful is time management — a quality him, his brother and cousin picked up at a young age. “We’ve always had this drive and will power to do all these things and be able to do them at the same time.” John has been working towards a major in English and minor in Film, while James is fresh into university. Fortunately enough, the three haven’t ripped each other’s heads off, considering sibling rivalry is a war many families face. But for these boys they’ve accepted their fate: they can argue, but at the end of the day they’re not just brothers and cousins, they’re band mates. “Even if you have some sort of disagreement, you have to wake up and have breakfast with your band mates. “Playing music together on the road is something that makes that bond stronger. ” With all of them working towards a common goal, being family is just a perk.
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Same framework for Picture It grand opening ruin a piece. You can have a beautiful art piece that By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Picture It Custom Framing cel- someone didn’t want to spend the money and threw a ebrated their grand opening Friday Oct. 7. Owner, Pay- frame on it and it kills it … It can definitely make or ge Fortier bought supplies from her former employer, break a piece for sure, but I think framing it properly Audrey Nelson, to open her own framing store when will up the value of it,” she said. Frontier would like to thank Nelson for her continNelson retired. Fortier worked for Nelson for four ued support and knowledge. years before mastering the skills of the framing trade. “I got the opportunity to buy her equipment off of her and start on my own. I learned the skills that I needed and absolutely loved it,” Fortier said. Framing is not as simple as some may think, there are many skills one must acquire to be successful at it. “Stretching canvas is one that takes a fair amount of skill to learn how to do, there’s a special technique to it; the joining of the frames with Here’s Fang, he’s basically a compressed air joining machine; a dry mount machine that I mount posters on as well; just you a sloth, loving the sun & kind of learn to use acid free materials to prohis heat-pad, but also can tect art work; UV conservation; you learn little techniques on cleaning glass, and lots of different put on a good play session things,” Fortier said. on his tower! Framing also takes a great amount of concentration and attention to detail. “When I started framing it helped me as an artEmail your pet’s photo ist become stronger and looking at the smaller details whereas before I was a little bit more to editor@northeastfree and careless and now I really look into the news.ca for a chance amount of work and effort that goes into it. And to win a special prize you can tell quality and I have an eye for it now. The meticulousness of it has definitely helped me from the North Peace as an artist,” Fortier said. Veterinary Clinic As a framer and as an artist, Fortier recognizes 1 pet will be chosen each week and will be the important role frames play in displaying artfeatured in the Northeast News. work. Each pet chosen will be entered into a draw “It’s very important, I’ve noticed it gives it a for a monthly prize supplied by the quality … it gives it that much more value. Some-
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Contributed photo Lynn Way, resident of Tumbler Ridge, presented Wendy Davis, manager of the Dawson Creek SPCA with a cheque for $2649.10 at the Peace River Regional District meeting on Sept. 22.
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Do you feel you may possess the qualities and the desire to open your home to a person with developmental disability ? The Fort St. John Association for Community Living is currently taking applications for Home Share Providers. This opportunity is open to both male and female applicants and a financial compensation package is provided.
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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) 7853200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care 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) 843-7813 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 www.npcc.bc.ca, 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) 7746574. 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.
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Fire prevention Tips Around the house: • Do not smoke, or leave matches or Kitchen lighters in the garage or workshop. • Avoid loose long sleeves when cook• Install and know how to properly use ing. the appropriate fire extinguisher for the • Check kettles and toasters for damgarage/workshop. aged electrical cords and thermostats. Around the office: • If you take medication that causes • Keep the combustible load - carpeting, drowsiness, do not use cooking appliupholstered furniture - to a minimum. ances. • Keep exits clear of combustibles e.g. Living Room discarded paper and empty cartons. • Fireplace: always use a fire screen, • Provide automatic sprinkler protecensuring it is the appropriate size for the tion and/or heat, smoke and fire alarm fireplace opening. systems. Adequate sprinkler coverage • Do not overload electrical outlets or is the key to providing the most efuse extension cords in the place of adfective fire protection in buildings. ditional outlets. • Strategically locate the portable fire • Smokers should check furniture for extinguishers suitable for particular fallen cigarettes or embers, which can fire hazards, and train key employees smoulder undetected for hours before on their proper operation. bursting into flames. • Develop a fire emergency evacuaBedroom tion plan and conduct at least two fire • Install at least one smoke alarm outdrills per year in order to familiarize side each sleeping area. For improved office personnel on how to respond to safety, install a smoke alarm in every fire emergencies. bedroom. • Bedrooms should be non-smoking areas. 10215-94th Avenue, Basement and Attic Fort St. John, BC Phone: 250-785-5710 • Store gasoline in well-ventilated areas. Electrical • Starters • Parts • Wiring • Alternators • Have a thorough KeeP your home yearly maintenance check of the furnace Fire SAFe! carried out by a proIt is best not to keep any gasoline fessional. at home. If you must keep some, • Chimneys should use a special safety container. be cleaned at least once a year. Garage and Workshop • Flammable materials – thinners, gasoline, paints, industrial cleaners – should be stored neatly in approved containStore GASoline in APProved ContAinerS ers and away from Fort St John AirPort roAd Petroleum possible ignitable 250.785.5651 10808 - 91 Ave Fort St John sources. 250.785.9088
Invitation to Tender - ENERPLEX PARKING LOT COMPLETION Sealed tenders clearly marked with the project name will be received by the City of Fort St. John. up to 2:00 p.m. local th th time, Thursday April 29 , 2010, at 10631 – 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Z5 The work consists of: 3 • Excavation to subgrade of approximately 3500 m including off-site disposal, • Construction of stormwater drainage works comprising: o 440m of 150mm through 1050mm storm main o 11 Manholes o 1 Diversion Chamber o 5 Catchbasins o 2 Vortechs stormwater treatment units • Parking Lot Construction comprising: 2 o 11,900 m of subgrade and granular sub-base construction 2 o 24,700 m of granular base construction 2 o 24,700 m of hot mix asphalt o 2420 m of concrete curb & gutter 2 o 250 m of concrete sidewalk o 81m of Section Concrete Block Retaining Wall o North Parking Lot Lighting
Fire Prevention Week Schedule oF eventS Sunday, october 9 - Saturday, october 15, 2011 thurSday, october 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm | Community Fire Drill. Practice a fire drill in your own home. The Fire Department will be in the Duncan Cran & Matthew’s park areas to encourage residents of that are to practice evacuating their homes.
Saturday, october 15 from the office of Urban Systems Ltd. 10808 – 100 Tender packages may be obtained by General Contractors
Street, Fort St. th John, BC V1J 3Z6 after 1:00 p.m. local time, April 15 , 2010, upon payment of a non-refundable amount of $100.00 (incl. GST) by cash or certified cheque made payable to Urban Systems Ltd.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Parade, BBQ & Demonstrations - Parade will be where any interested party at This Tenderthe is alsoFort being issued through BC Bid website (www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca) leaving St. electronically John fire hallthewith Taylor and Fort St. John trucks may download the Tender documents directly from the aforementioned website. No registration, tracking or other recording of 11:00 am. Parade route: north onor98 St. to 108 Ave. to 100 St.information and down tender document holders will be performed by the Owner Engineer. All addenda, amendments or further will be published on the BC Bid website. It is the sole responsibility of the Tenderer to monitor the website regularly to check for to 93 Ave. ending at the Canadian Tire parking lot. Activities and demupdates. onstrations willaretake Canadian Tire parking lotAssociation. including: Tender documents availableplace for view atin the the City of Fort St. John and the Fort St. John Construction equipment displays from the Fort St. John and Taylor Fire Departments, Tenders must be accompanied by the required Tender Surety specified in the Tender Documents checkOWNER out the Fire Safety House, fire extinguisher ENGINEERdemonstrations, live City of Fort St. John Urban Systems Ltd. fire display, safety information and a BBQ with all –proceeds going to the 10631 – 100 Street 10808 100 Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Z5 Fort St. John, BC V1J BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. Telephone: (250) 787-8150 Telephone: (250) 785-9697 th
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October 13, 2011
Charlie Lake Conservation Society: Fall Cleaning Checklist By the Charlie Lake Conservation Society CHARLIE LAKE – Doing a little fall cleaning around your house and yard has as much to do with conservation as it does with preservation. We need to be cognizant of our lakes, our forests, our natural resources and the lesson for its sustainability begins in our own backyard. This weekend, round up the family and have a fall work bee! Autumn is a great time to de-clutter both the outdoors and the indoors, especially when many bugs, pests and rodents are waiting for an invitation to winter inside. As the adage goes “what goes around…comes around”, special attention should be given to the type of cleaning products being used because we know that everything re-enters our existing watershed. Using grandmother’s recipe of vinegar, hot water, baking soda, soap and a whole lot of elbow grease is a lot healthier than using commercial phosphate and chemical cleaners. Outdoors Checklist Wash your windows inside and especially outside. The summer can be just as harsh on windows as the winter. Don’t wait until spring to give your whole house a brighter outlook by washing your windows. Before you store your patio furniture and children’s outdoor toys, wash them off and cover them in plastic or old bed sheets. Preserve what you have. Check the caulk, seals and weather stripping around all windows and doors and repair as needed. Wipe down window wells and ledges. Hose and wipe down exterior doors. Drain and store garden hoses. Check gutters and downspouts and clear out debris, to avoid ice dams. Clean out your garage and hose out all the summer dirt and grime. Inside the House Checklist
Have your fireplace and chimney inspected, cleaned and ready for winter use. Change your furnace filters for cleaner air and a more efficient heating system. Fall is a good time to replace batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Get your beds ready for a cozy winter without mites or bedbugs. Fall is also a good time to do twice-annual mattress turns. Flip your mattress this fall and next spring, turn it end-to-end. Launder or dry clean all bedding you don’t do every week, such as mattress pads, pillows, blankets, bed skirts and bedspreads. Schedule a professional carpet cleaning or rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. Clean out your kitchen cupboards and pantry, paying particular attention to baking supplies.
October 13, 2011