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By Brent Hodson PEACE REGION – The announcement on Nov. 3 by Premier Gordon Campbell that he would be resigning as premier of British Columbia came as a surprise to some and not a surprise to others. In Campbell’s statement, he said the public debate focused on him overshadowed what was being discussed for the best interest of the province. He felt when that situation arises, it’s time for a change. “This decision is what I believe is in the best interest of British Columbia, our government, Chetwynd mayor not our party and the people of our province. At a seeking re-election time like this, everyone’s attention should be - Page 4 focused on helping our economy rebound from the global recession and moving forward with an agenda that families can see is in their longterm interest,” Campell said. “It’s time for a new person to lead. I am asking the party to move as quickly as possible to organize a leadership convention. I intend to ensure a smooth and orderly transition. My goal is to return public attention to what is important to British Columbians – their jobs, their families and how government can best support them.” Campbell added he was very blessed to have been in the premier’s position longer than most of his predecessors and to have been a part of FSJ Flyers to host 2011 BC’s history. Savage Cup Tourney Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom said - Page 12 he was surprised by the decision and he didn’t expect the announcement to be made after the recent Cabinet shuffle and Campbell’s televised address where he made announcements for tax cuts and new learning initiatives. “I think it’s fair to say the people had reached a point where he (Campbell) had lost the trust of the public. When you get that feeling from the people you represent, it doesn’t matter what policies you’re working on, the issue becomes the individual rather than the policy and the government,” said Lekstrom. Earlier this year, Lekstrom left the BC Liberal party to become an independent MLA. Lekstrom Canadian Wheat Board said he didn’t leave government because of Campbell, but rather the government’s unwillCandidates - Page 19 ingness to listen to the public on the HST. He said the Liberals will have to reevaluate their poWe’re on Twitter! sition on the HST, adding the government needs twitter.com/northe_news to have a frank and open dialogue with the public Follow us to stay up to date! on expectations related to the budget. Lekstrom did not rule out running for leaderToll Free: 1.877.787.7030 ship, but he will give it some time to discuss with Fort St. John: 250.787.7030 his family, and out of respect for the Premier and Fort Nelson: 1.877.787.7030 the office. Dawson Creek: 250.782.7060 “Does it interest me? Most definitely it does, but I would do things so much differently than

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Premier Gordon Campbell spoke at the Energy Conference in Fort St. John in October on a variety of issues including the energy sector, Site C and the Province’s recent move to the harmonized sales tax. On Nov. 3, Premier Campbell announced his resignation from being the province’s premier. the way they’ve been done, and I mean that with no disrespect to the Premier,” he said. He said he anticipates candidates will start coming forward within a week to 10 days. Wayne Dahlen, president of the South Peace BC Liberal Riding Association, said he was not surprised by the decision. He said he thinks Campbell has done some wonderful things for the province, turning it around from a “have-not” province before he took office into one of the best economies in Canada, but it was the right decision for the party, the government and the province. Dahlen said as the former mayor of Dawson Creek, he can appreciate that government leaders can overstay their welcome. With regards to the HST, he said many in the public seemed to be more concerned the Premier than the issue itself, and with Campbell stepping down, it might get people to rethink their opposition. The North Peace BC Liberal Riding Association President, Andy Ackerman, said the announcement caught a lot of people off guard. He said he is sad to see Campbell is leaving as he feels the Premier had a great vision for the province and the strength to carry it out. “Its going to be an interesting time and it will be interesting to see who steps up and puts their name forward,” Ackerman said. “The process of selecting a new leader takes a bit of time and the provincial board for the BC Liberals will be

working on where and when this will happen.“ Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said he learned of the Premier’s resignation the same time the public did. Pimm said Campbell has worked very hard and we should celebrate the achievements he made for the province. He said he thought there would be an announcement from Campbell, but he did not think it would come so quickly. “It’s a sad day for the province,” Pimm added. He said he would not speculate on possible leadership candidates, adding he would not be adding his name to that list. The BC Liberal Party had scheduled their 2010 Biennial Party Convention for Nov. 19 and 20 in Penticton, but given Campbell’s announcement, the convention is going to be rescheduled so the leadership convention can be called. “In these circumstances our constitution has provisions to move forward, and in keeping with those, we will be rescheduling our party convention once the date for the leadership vote is determined by the party executive.” said BC Liberal Party president Mickey Patryluk. The BC Liberal Party executive will meet in the near future to set a date for the leadership vote. In accordance with the party’s constitution, the leadership vote must be scheduled within six months of that meeting. Campbell will remain as Premier until a successor has been chosen by party members.

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New opportunities for BC wood opened in China

By Matthew Bains The minister said next he visited LangNORTHEAST – British Columbia con- fang City, located between Tainjin and tinues to break ground, literally and figura- Beijing, for the opening of a roof truss tively, in expanding market opportunities manufacturing facility. He said the facility for BC wood in China. has a capacity to create 400 roofs per year Pat Bell, Minister of Forests, Mines and from structure-grade lumber, and already Lands, reported on some of the successes has orders for three months, with lumber on Nov. 2 during a trade mission. coming from Mackenzie, BC. He said the previous day marked three The Forestry Innovation investment ofmajor events, with the most significant be- fice in China provided a $30,000 roller ing a groundbreaking ceremony for a new press to the facility and Canada Wood mid-rise residential building in Tianjin, Group will provide technical training to about 160 kilometres southeast of Beijing. operate the press, but the local governFour of five floors of the building will be ment assumes all other costs. Bell said the wood-framed. Province of Hebei, where Langfang City is “It’s really the breakthrough we’ve all located, has a strong wood frame construcbeen looking for in terms of getting into tion policy, led by a vice governor who the mid-rise housing market,” said Bell, used to be the federal forests minister in adding that market represents about 70 per China. cent of housing construction in China. Thirdly, Bell said he took part in signHe said the project includes three more ing a Memorandum of Understanding with similar Beijing Nabuildings on tional Buildthe site, and ing Materials two smaller (BNBM) to ones, and build the first is the result wood frame of a Memobuilding in randum of Chengdu, Understandcapital of Siing the Govchuan Provernments ince in the of British Chinese inteColumbia rior, as part and Canada of an earthsigned with quake reconthe Chinese struction proMinistry gram. Canada of Housing and B.C. are and UrbanContributed photo s p o n s o r i n g Rural De- Pat Bell, BC’s Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands, the project velopment. points to the sticker on a stack of 2-by-4s – showing they with design Canada will came from Canfor’s sawmill in Mackenzie – which will support, qualc o n t r i b u t e be used to manufacture roof trusses in a new plant in ity assurance, design sup- Langfang City in China. The facility is one of several and lumber port, lumber initiatives supported by the provincial and federal gov- m a t e r i a l s . m a t e r i a l s , ernments as they continue to expand market opportuni- The minister and quality ties for Canadian lumber in China. said the parassurance ent company, during construction, representing about 15 China National Building Materials, is the per cent of the total costs. largest importer of lumber from British “In the past, we’ve tended to have to pro- Columbia into China. In fact, he said vide the entire project and turn the building Canada has now surpassed Russia as the over,” said Bell. “In this particular case, it largest softwood lumber supplier to China, is only a small portion of that.” as of the first quarter of this fiscal year. He added Canada will provide technical “That is a real benchmark to see Canada expertise and quality assurance for three move ahead and take the strongest position other projects. in the Chinese market,” he said.

Bell said the competitive pricing and durability of BC lumber is what will drive demand in the Chinese market going forward. He added the Chinese are very keen on reducing their carbon dioxide emissions, and see wood frame construction as being key over traditional light steel construction. He added there may be further opportunities for other wood products as well. “Pulp is a huge opportunity, and the incremental tonnage, particularly in the tissue market here, is astronomical.” He said a large percentage of BC pulp is already coming over to China, and that market is helping drive prices to record highs, and sustain solid wood manufacturing in British Columbia. He said wood pellets are a relatively new product in China,

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Chetwynd mayor will not seek re-election next year

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Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad (second left) announced he will not be seeking re-election next year. Saugstad is seen here with other elected officials during the official opening of the expanded rec centre in Chetwynd earlier this year, which he described as one highlight in his nine years as mayor. starting this year, as board chair of the Northern Development Initiative Trust. He said he’s enjoyed working with the other directors on the board of the Peace River Regional District, especially his colleague representing the rural areas outside of Chetwynd, Electoral Area E director Tim Caton. “We have one of the best regional districts I think there is,” he said. “In terms of our local economies, we’re all tied together …if you believe in a strong economy, you have to believe in each other.” The mayor said now that the local economy has stabilized, and the mines are looking to expand, the biggest challenge for Chetwynd going forward will be to develop in a way to accommodate new workers. As for himself, he said he will continue working with Spectra Energy as a community coordinator, and looks forward to having more time to hunt and fish, and perhaps do some more traveling. Saugstad had put his name forward as a BC Liberal nominee for the MLA position in the riding of Peace River North in 2009, but he said another run at provincial government is not in the cards right now.

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Community continues to support Malawi girls school

By Matthew Bains “There’s something about this town – the young people and there was no chance for the girls,” he explained. “The DAWSON CREEK – The Dawson Creek community have energy and they’ve really bought into this idea,” said girls were only 12 or 13, getting married, having babies, once again showed oceans are no barrier to their compas- Johnson. getting HIV …so we decided this would be a real opporsion. One of those young people is Blair Wade, 17, president tunity to educate these girls.” Individuals and businesses donated generously during of the Interact Club. He added he’s proud to know the first girl he sponsored the third annual Malawi Dinner at the George Dawson “It’s such an honour to see everyone come out to our went to school for three years and went on to become a Inn on Nov. 3, hosted by event, and all the generous welder. the Interact Club, a group of donations we’ve had from young Rotarians. businesses in town for our All the proceeds went to auction,” she said. “We Astikana Pa Ulendo (Girls couldn’t do it without their on the Move), an all-girls support.” school in a rural area of Wade added what makes the African nation of Maher and the other young Rolawi. Unfortunately, cotarians so passionate about founder and director Memthe cause is that they see ory Chazeza was unable to the difference their actions make it to the dinner, but make on the lives of Malawi co-founder and Canadian digirls every year. rector Christie Johnson was “We can see the impact in attendance. it’s having on these girls … She said this year, funds they become strong, indeare being directed towards pendent woman and deciconstruction of a cafeteria sion-makers for their own for the students. She said lives. We’re giving these currently, they are cooking girls the opportunities that for 320 students in a strucI so often take for granted.” ture so small the girls have Johnson said the support to eat in shifts, and they of the Schilds family, especook over fires that fill the cially, has been unwavering, place with smoke. She said since they made an initial the cafeteria would double donation, in memory of the as a hall/multipurpose room late Beth Schilds, in 2007 to for gatherings, and could be help construct the first classrented out to the surroundroom block. Husband Fran ing community to generate Schilds said his family recsome income for the school. Matthew Bains photo ognized the difference they “When the cafeteria comes Christie Johnson, co-founder of the Astikana Pa Ulendo could make in the lives of in, then we’ll have electric- girls school in Malawi, told Rotarians and members of Malawi girls. ity, and it will be cheaper for the Dawson Creek community their support has been “The girls weren’t being running the school, healthier crucial in building the school to what it is today. educated, just the boys were, for the girls, better for the environment, and they’ll all be able to fit under one roof all together.” Johnson added the building will cost $219,000, but they already raised about $100,000 before the dinner. She said the facility is part of their long-term sustainability plan for the school, which is to make it the best girls’ school in the country. She said with the best facilities, they can attract the best teachers, and with the best teachers, they can attract private students who will pay their own tuition but also subsidize the girls who can’t afford it. “We feel we can’t continue to pour money from Canada to Malawi forever. Our plan is the school is going to be independently run.” Johnson said the support from Dawson Creek has been beyond compare. She said the community funded the construction of three and a half of the nine buildWhen your child chooses science, they’re choosing more than a rewarding career. ings at the school, and supThey’re choosing to contribute, achieve and have their thinking recognized. And to start ported at least 100 students through direct sponsorships. them off right, we’re even offering one potential scientist a $25,000 scholarship. She said last year, their To learn more, visit yearofsciencebc.ca donations funded a third classroom block, allowing another 80 girls to go to school. She added the local Rotary Clubs have supported the school for longer than any other clubs in Canada.


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Words of Opinion

Power of Social Media

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A few years ago, the Internet changed. Facebook became a word in everyday life and soon after that, we started to twitter about the goings on in life with the use of 140 characters. I jumped on the Twitter bandwagon back in 2008 and lately noticed just how powerful social media can be. Social media has surged in popularity in recent months due to the quick nature it can be used in delivering the news and pop culture events. It can also be a tool that is used to help promote events, businesses and even personal lives. In October, I had gotten the City of Fort St. John to proclaim the month of November as “Movember” for the Movember Campaign. After this event, I had twittered and facebooked the images of the proclamation and talked about it. Shortly after using Twitter, I had received a message from the Canadian Movember campaign as to how this proclamation happened and what it entailed. Next up, I had received a message from Peter Verge, a guy that lived in Vancouver who was helping out with the Movember campaign there. Peter and myself chatted for a bit and I sent him the info concerning the proclamation and with that info, he was able to get the City of Vancouver to also proclaim the month of November as “Movember” and the Fort St. John proclamation was featured as a news story on http://ca.movember.com. This surprised me because it showed me the power of social media and how something that would remain a local story can go global. With the right information and topic, stories now are reaching a more global population and people in Nova Scotia are now staying up to date on things back here in B.C. as an example. I really didn’t see the full effect of this until that event, and it made me realize how social media can play an important part in our lives. - Brent Hodson

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Giving clothes a second chance, BC artists and being a tweeter Can you believe the weather so far for November? With the warmer weather we have right now, why not get out there and take a walk around your community and see what is going. If you see something cool that you want to let your friends know about, add me to that list and email brent@ northeastnews.ca - I would love to hear about what is going on in your neck of the woods. This week I wanted to touch on 2 organizations and 1 business that are all planning on an event over the next little while. First off is NEAT – the Northern Environmental Action Team. NEAT has been able to grow this past year and now are set up in Fort Nelson. They offer some great programs up there that are similar to the ones here in Fort St. John or in Dawson Creek but of course, more tailored to the needs of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. NEAT has teamed up with Encana and the Minerva Foundation to bring the residents of Fort Nelson the Second Hand Clothing Give-away. Until Nov.

or have lived here in the 10, residents have the opporpast. There is going to be tunity to drop off clean, genpaintings, quilting, pottery tly used clothes and hangers and photography available at the Northern Lights Colto buy. You can actually lege drop box. Then on Nov. view the art now until Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and on Nov. 13 from 10:00 20 as its being displayed at the Cultural Centre in the a.m. – 4:00 p.m. you can head upstairs loft or on Sunday, up to the Fort Nelson SecondNov. 14 in the downstairs ary School band room where By Brent Hodson foyer as part of the Christyou can find that perfect piece mas Market event. Tickets to add to your wardrobe. This is a free event and gives you the opportu- are only $10 and available at Peace Gallery nity to give your clothes a second chance North or at Whole Wheat & Honey café at a new life and find something to add to and it includes coffee, tea and dessert and your wardrobe. Don’t mind the pun, but there will be local entertainment. I talked about social media in my editothis is a really neat event. I got my first email last week from a rial this week and this is an event that if reader who had an event. On Nov. 20 the you want to know about social media then Peace Valley Environmental Association you should be attending it. You can Join will be hosting a fundraiser. “Protect the Motion Media for a full day workshop on Peace” Silent Art Auction will be at Whole how you can embrace Social Media and Wheat & Honey cafe on Nov. 20 at 7:00 get your online presence off the ground. p.m. This event will feature BC artists that On Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 9am - 4pm, either currently live in the North Peace there will be a full day of discussion and

conversation based around how to improve your online experience, and lunch and snacks will even be provided. They will start off the day talking about the basics of the Internet and how some say your website is your business’ other front door. Moving on from websites to Social Networks, they will ease the way into Facebook and Twitter and how using both can be beneficial to growing the community around your brand. Learn how to become a trusted source within the community and how to become transparent. At the same time they will discuss helpful tools to use and how to monitor engagement. They will also go over why connecting Twitter and Facebook may or may not be a good idea for your situation and why spamming your community wont get you anywhere online. This will be quite the event to go to if you have any questions about social media. For more information, you can email contact@motionmedia.ca or on Twitter @Motion_Media

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Editor: Believe it or not, although BC generates over 90% of its energy through renewable hydroelectric sources, dirty energy is still very much a part of our homes’ and offices’ energy consumption. This is because BC shares its electrical grid, the Western Interconnection, with much of the coal-burning Western USA--all the way down to California.

Resignation of Premier Editor: I breathed a sigh of relief hearing Campbell’s resignation as Premier. His attitue towards us folk last spring at the Hudson’s Hope airport on his visit to announce the next Site C Dam process, when Stage 2 was a governmental farce was appauling. The same applies to the “Paddle to the Premier” event in Victoria in mid-September. He then realized he should apologize to First Nations people for not turning out and came to Fort St. John and to the Treaty 8 building two weeks ago now. Was he too stupid to realize residents of the Peace River Valley were also in attendance in Victoria along with many other anti Site C Dam objectors. No apologizes for not turning out to them. He was fast becoming a dictator to all British Columbians and a traitor also to the First Nations. Nick Parsons, Farmington, BC

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FEEDBACK BC is not only making bold moves toward relying more and more on green energy like wind and run-ofriver but is also one of the cleanest energy producers in North America. And yet the dirty energy produced by the US is running through our part of the grid as well as theirs -- the grid does not, after all, know how the energy flowing freely through its veins was produced. Our energy future is very closely tied to the USA’s.

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And if the USA is not taking sufficient action to lessen its dependence on greenhouse gas emitting sources of energy then let’s help them out by sharing our green gifts with them. This would not only be a great potential source of revenue for BC but also a way of ensuring our care for the planet does not end at BC’s borders. Jesse McClinton Victoria, BC

Time to remember those who served for us Editor: This is my dad – he was a Regimental Police Officer, rode an Indian motorcycle and part of his job was taking dispatches to the front lines – dangerous job as the Germans wanted to prevent orders from arriving at the front so would shoot motorcyclists if they could. He served with the Algonquin Regiment from 1939-45 in the European Theatre – mainly France, Belgium and during the liberation of Holland – also in Germany. I just returned from Europe where we toured the battlefields from Vimy Ridge to Juno Beach and many places my dad had been in France and Belgium. We had two vets on our all-Canadian tour. Both were flying

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Strategies being implemented in BC to improve mental health and addictions services

By Matthew Bains NORTHEAST – The provincial government has outlined a 10-year plan as it attempts to improve service delivery and outcomes for British Columbians dealing with mental health and addictions issues. The report states in a 12-month period, about one in five individuals in the province will experience significant mental health and/or substance use problems, affecting people of all ages and walks of life. It states in 2008/09, the Province spent over $1.3 billion on services that directly addressed mental health and substance use, and it costs the province $6.6 billion annually in lost productivity. The plan outlines milestones that include increasing the number of British Columbians who experience positive mental health; decreasing the number of students use alcohol or cannabis before the age of 15; increasing the number of people who receive mental health and substance use assessments and planning interventions by primary care physicians; and reducing the number of days mental health and substance use patients occupy inpatient beds. Actions to achieve those milestones include enhancing programs and services that promote maternal and family health and early childhood development; launching a nurse-led, inhome individual parent training program for first-time, at-risk parents and their infants; expanding mental health promotion and substance-use toolkits in schools; using existing national initiatives to reduce the stigma of mental health and addictions; collaborating with employers and unions to develop and implement workplace supports, and more. In the Northeast, Northern Health continues to pursue a more holistic approach to mental health and addictions by combining those services where they were previously separated, said Jim Campbell, executive lead of Mental Health and Addictions Services. He said that includes a centralized intake process for people who have been referred to those services. There have been calls for a residential treatment centre for substance abuse to be built in the Northeast, but Campbell said from the studies he’s read, building a new, expensive centre may be missing the point in improving treatment outcomes. “What seemed to make a difference in the type of facility or the type of program was more the connection for the person back to their home community, and also if the services were

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Fort St. John Senior AAA Flyers to host 2011 Savage Cup By Brent Hodson

FORT ST. JOHN – Last week the Fort St. John Senior AAA Flyers Hockey Club made the announcement that the 2011 Savage Cup Tournament will be held in Fort St. John. The Savage Cup is BC’s Seniors AAA Championship. The 3-team tournament will be held March 15-19, 2011. Teams that will participate in the tournament will be the Prince George Mohawks, the Penticton Vees and the Fort St. John Senior Flyers. The format for the Savage Cup will have one game played per day and then having the championship final on Saturday, March 19. Each game will take place at 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. After the Savage Cup Tournament, the BC Senior AAA champion will meet the Alberta Senior AAA

champion for the 2011 McKenzie Cup. The format for the McKenzie Cup has not yet been determined. The McKenzie Cup champion will represent the Pacific Region at the 2011 Allan Cup in Kenora, Ontario. The Fort St. John Senior AAA Flyers are the 2010 Allan Cup champions. The Fort St. John Senior Flyers won the 2010 Allan Cup against the Bentley Generals on April 24, 2010. The Flyers were the only team to go undefeated in the tournament.

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November 11, 2010

Fall Clearance

Northern Groove update

select a local non-profit or charity and give $5.00 for every post that is placed on NorthernGroove.com. This month we’re donating to The Women’s Resource Centre. What can you do to be a part of it? Have a look, read, and do something! Take action, go to the theatre, check out the cultural centre, and have a beer and listen to some music produced right here in FSJ. Go To: www.northerngroove.com for more info. What’s with the magazine? You can never replace a hard copy. Something to hold, something to read, something to leave at home that you can come back to. We’re still reading magazines, we’re still tweeting, and we’re still making friends on-line. Let’s work together to support the arts and culture in Fort St. John and spread the news to everyone. Check out the November issue on line right now, Stage North presented Chicago, we finally got Shawn Loftus to stand still long enough to hear his story and there are many more great stories. Now we’re looking for artists from the region that want to get involved with our December issue. We want to promote all of the great regional potters, sculptors, writers, musicians, etc. Promoting local artists and groups is our mandate and we want to encourage the community to buy local. What about a great hand-made painting, mug, or cd gift to give for Christmas? We want to do a feature on for the mag and show off all of Fort St. John’s talented artists. If you want to get involved drop us a note at www.northerngroove.com Support Local.....Be Local!

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Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. ±Variable Prime Rate financing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services and Royal Bank of Canada. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84 month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD and RBC Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. RBC offer is not open to dealers in Quebec. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. 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By Dave Tolley What a year it has been at Northern Groove. There have been so many exciting new changes in our world that we just have to share them. It’s been a year since we made a bunch of changes and it’s time to say thanks! So, what is Northern Groove? What does it mean for you? Why should you care? Over the past year the amount of arts and cultural events in Fort St. John have “gone-off” Local artists, non-profits, regional business’, and other members off this community have invested so much time and passion into connecting this community through all aspects of the arts. What do we do? We tell you about it and we show off who is doing it. What’s New? First, there’s a new website. This is for you, the community to use and find out what is going on in Fort St. John. Have a look! Music, art, theatre, books, reading, poetry, food, community, dance, everything!!! Who is putting on an event, where it is, and why you should go are all things you can find out. Have an event? Post it for free. Tell the community about it. Where is it? What is it? When is it? Fort St. John wants to know what it is and we want to help. It’s a community posting board for all that is going on here, in FSJ. Giving back. This is important to us. We have been supported by the community and we want to give back. We can’t thank everyone enough for supporting our dream of having a place where everyone in Fort St. John can go to find out about event. So, every month we are going to

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Sustaining the Peace: Two Visions of the Peace Country is a rare opportunity to see, hear and talk to two of the region’s leading artists and conservationists about their work and their passions. Sustaining the Peace takes place one evening only, at 7 pm on Thursday, November 18 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Admission is $10 at the door, children and seniors free. A question and answer and book signing will follow the presentations.

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Funding cut for pre-employment skills program in DC

By Matthew Bains DAWSON CREEK – The manager of a program that helps teens and young adults overcome barriers to employment was devastated to learn funding for the program is being cut next year. Dorothy Smith said an official from Service Canada, which provides the core funding for Yo! (Youth Outlook) 360, informed her in August that their contract would not be renewed after it expires on April 1, 2011. “Service Canada said they have different priorities, that’s the only explanation they gave me. They’re going to fund a different program,” she said, adding she wasn’t told what the program would be. The program has been running since 2005, and Smith said since that time they’ve served well over 100 youth directly, and another 50 indirectly by providing job ideas or helping to create resumes. “There’s actually more demand now than before,” she said. “I used to have to go out on the street and talk to kids about coming into the program and getting their lives going, and now I never have to, they come here automatically.” She said while they’re a lot of jobs available in the area, the program is more than just linking young people with employment, it’s about giving them the skills to succeed in those

positions. “That’s what we do here, is get the youth that have barriers to employment coming in, getting them stabilized and getting them used to being somewhere on time and having tasks they have to complete.” Navarone Auger, 21, said the program helped her to upgrade her school courses, obtain Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and FOODSAFE training, and find her a job at Safeway a year-and-a-half ago. “It kept me out of trouble,” she added. “It was a good program, for me anyways.” Auger said Yo 360 provided funding to pay for the training to obtain her certificates, and she probably wouldn’t have had the ability or ambition to obtain them on her own. Yo! 360 has also been heavily involved in volunteering around the community for events like the spring cleanup, and starting this year, KidSport, a volunteer-led organization that funds children to participate in sports who can’t otherwise afford to. Smith said she can’t see that program being able to continue without the volunteers from Yo! 360. She there are, perhaps, other funding sources available, but those typically take a year to put in place, and she can’t devote time to that while managing the program at the same time. She added she hopes agencies like the Dawson Creek

Youth program looking for new home

By Matthew Bains more youth use the drop-in centre over the DAWSON CREEK – A program in Daw- years. son Creek that “The program helps link at-risk cannot continue youth with eduto grow within cation, life-skills our current strucand counseling ture. Some of the is looking for a programs and new home with projects the staff the help of the would like to imcommunity and a plement are regrant from Pepsi. File photo ally hindered by R e c o n n e c t The Reconnect Youth Services program is hop- the fact we don’t Youth Services ing the community will get behind a bid to win a have the space to is vying for a $100,000 grant so they can purchase a new build- provide them.” $100,000 Pepsi ing and add new services. She said they Refresh grant, have an agreewhich will awarded to the project that re- ment with Hart Modular to provide a moduceives the most online votes before Dec. 31. lar unit at a discounted price, and the grant If they were to win, $80,000 would be cover the majority of that cost. She said used to replace the existing drop-in cen- SPCRS would still need to contribute to the tre – a pre-war, one bedroom home – with project, and find other donors, but winning a modular unit. Another $15,000 would go the grant would make things a lot easier. towards appliances and furniture, $2,500 to“It’s probably not realistic to say we’re gowards programming and equipment, and the ing to raise $150,000 from within the comremaining $2,500 towards groceries for a hot munity, that’s a huge amount of money,” she meal program. said. Deanna Sudnik, department manager for Youth worker Sheldon Cooke started the the South Peace Community Resources So- grant application, and said it would be a huge ciety, which administers the program, said benefit if they won. the current location is ideal, and they own “It would rejuvenate everything that we the land, but the existing structure is falling do,” he said. “We’re currently constrained by down around them. everything that’s wrong with this facility.” “We’re actually quite concerned we won’t He said, for example, there’s not a quiet get through the winter with it,” she said. space where youth can do homework or re“There’s foundation problems and plumbing ceive one-on-one mentoring. He said the problems on a fairly large scale, and we don’t kitchen is too small and doesn’t have the apwant to be putting more money into it.” pliances to offer a hot meal program to upShe added wards of 20 youth at one time. He added the Sudnik said the program simply has out- cramped space even creates friction between grown the space as they’ve continued to see the youth because they’re always stepping on

each others toes. Both Sudnik and Cooke encouraged the community to go online to www.refresheverything.ca/reconnectyouth to vote for the project. Votes can be cast once a day for a project.

Literacy Society can help fill in the gaps in service once the program ends. The only response received as to why the funding is being cut was from a spokesperson from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, who stated the current agreement expires on April 1, and funding decisions for project proposals in communities in the Northern Interior have not been finalized.

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Winner: District of Taylor & Spectra Energy Kaylen Fredrickson and Lori Ackerman awarding Mayor Fred Jarvis for their hard work and innovation. A major partnership between Spectra Energy and the District of Taylor, with cooperation from Suncor (then Petro Canada) and Pembina Pipelines to re-use Secondary Effluent from Spectra Energy operations for irrigation water at the District’s Lone Wolf Golf Club. At 100% efficiency, this water line allows the golf course to utilize upwards of 500,000 gallons of Secondary effluent per day for irrigation. This project has received Ministry of Environment approval and not only mitigates this volume of water being returned directly to the Peace River, but allows it to be re-used and tertiary filtered by the golf course and substrates on its way back to the river water table. From the District perspective, finding an alternative source of irrigation water for the golf course was crucial in moving forward with community growth, protection and water efficiency. Being able to utilize this Secondary Effluent has directly reduced the demand for potable water by over 10 million gallons in 2010 - saving costs of treatment, costs of pumping, and costs of excess wear and tear on infrastructure. Simply put, this project epitomized strong visionary leadership from industry and municipal government to create a solution with an extremely positive numerative, environmental and aesthetic upside for the community! This is believed to be one of the few, if not only, projects of this magnitude partnering Industry and Municipal Government in BC with a common goal to better the Environment and work together as partners for the benefit of the community.

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All of us at Peace Country Toyota would like to thank all of you for the record breaking success of our recent Rediscover Peace Country Toyota Event. We appreciate everyone who took the time and made the effort to come in and get together with us. For all those who didn’t get the opportunity, please come in and see us for ALL your automotive and service needs.

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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, †, ±, ††, §, ∞ The 2010 Clear-Out Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after November 2, 2010. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealer for complete details and conditions. •$20,980 Purchase Price applies to 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (24F+CL9) only and includes $6,500 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,480 Purchase Price applies to 2010 Dodge Journey SE (22F+CLE) only and includes $1,250 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. See participating dealer for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on most new 2010 and select 2011 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. †0% purchase financing for 36 months available to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada on most 2010 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models, except Challenger, Caliber Canada Value Package and SE Plus, Grand Caravan Cargo Van, Sprinter and Ram Chassis Cab. Examples: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (24F+CL9)/2010 Dodge Journey SE (22F+CLE) with a Purchase Price of $20,980/$19,480 financed at 0% for 36 months equals monthly payments of $582.78/$541.11; cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $20,980/$19,480. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. ±Variable Prime Rate financing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services and Royal Bank of Canada. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84 month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD and RBC Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. RBC offer is not open to dealers in Quebec. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. See participating dealer for complete details. ††Customer Choice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on most new 2010 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models (except Grand Caravan Cargo Van and Ram Chassis Cab) and select 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. (Different contract terms apply to Ally Credit Canada offers. See your dealer for complete details.) Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of returning their vehicle through a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges), financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates or paying the residual balance in full. Some conditions apply. Customer Choice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised Customer Choice Financing offers are TD offers. Examples: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (24F+CL9)/2010 Dodge Journey SE (22F+CLE) with a Purchase Price of $20,980/$19,480 financed at 4.99%/4.99% APR over 60/60 months with payments amortized over 70/79 months equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $150/$134 and one final payment of $4,845/$5,273 for a cost of borrowing of $3,339/$3,191 and a total obligation of $24,319/$22,671. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage and wear and tear charges, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges not included. Dealers may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. §2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. 2010 Dodge Journey R/T AWD shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $30,045. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. ∞Loyalty Bonus Cash is offered on most 2010/2011 models (with the exception of 2010/2011 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4x2, 2010/2011 Dodge Caliber SE, 2010/2011 Jeep Compass and Patriot 4x2, 2010/2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 2010 Dodge Journey SE, 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP and Cargo Van (C/V)) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include those with Gold Key Lease maturity dates between November 1, 2010 and January 3, 2011. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡Based on U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) scoring system for 2010 model year Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey. ^Based on January through June, 2010 R.L. Polk sales total registrations. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under license. Customer Choice Financing is a trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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NEAT to help create local group to focus on construction waste

By Beth Thompson NORTHEAST –The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) has been working in the local community for over twenty years to create awareness and demonstrate solutions for sustainability. Our latest project is focused on an industry that is currently facing a new set of regulatory challenges – the construction industry. The Peace River Regional District will be implementing various measures in the coming months to encourage waste reduction, segregation and recycling in various sectors, including the construction and demolition industry. One of these measures will be the development of incentive-based tipping fees that may result in much higher fees being charged at landfills for mixed waste loads than is presently the case. In response, NEAT, the Peace River Regional District and the EcoDepot are working together to facilitate the creation of a district-wide Construction and Demolition Waste Working Group. The Construction and Demolition Waste Working Group (CDWWG) is designed to assist the construction industry in identifying opportunities and obstacles that exist in the management of the industry’s waste stream. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste comprises up to 25% of the solid waste stream going to the landfill in many jurisdictions. It is estimated that no more than approximately 10 per cent of all C&D waste materials are currently being recycled, even where recycling markets are available to divert much of these materials. This waste stream involves a variety of materials (wood, roofing material, structural steel, drywall, and concrete) which pose unique and significant challenges. New building standards, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), are being introduced locally and provincially which require an extreme level of environmental commitment from builders, often at a prohibitive cost. Currently, many waste materials are being shipped out of province in order to meet the disposal criteria for green buildings. The goal of the working group is to find economical solutions to upcoming environmental requirements. NEAT is committed to working with local industry to develop local solutions and twenty years of experience in designing programs in response to community needs ties in nicely with the Peace River Regional District’s Solid Waste Management Plan. Major industry players from throughout the region, such as architects experienced in traditional and green initiatives, contractors, suppliers, construction students and instructors, waste and recycling facility owners and operators provide a league of industry intelligence to build a strategy for C&D waste reduction and diversion for the region. An important factor in forming the CDWWG is the desire of all participants to embrace this forward- thinking concept. The group will participate in structured meetings and discussions designed to

evaluate the current situation, identify existing barriers to C&D waste reduction, and develop further local opportunities for reduction. If you or someone in your company has a vested interest in finding local and economical solutions to construction and demolition waste disposal and would like further information on this project, please contact NEAT at 1.888.689.6328. The first meeting is scheduled for November 24, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Bell Mobility Meeting Room of the Pomeroy Sport Centre. If you would like to attend, please contact Jeff Rahn (250.784.3226 or prrd.dc@ prrd.bc.ca) with the PRRD.

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Customers who purchase finance or lease most new 2010 or 2011 Ford vehicles and finance through Ford Credit, Canada will receive [$1000]/[$1500] (the “Offer”) on 2010 [Focus/Fusion/Fusion Hybrid/Mustang (excluding GT500)/ Taurus/Ranger/Edge/Flex/Escape/Escape Hybrid/ Explorer/ Expedition/Transit Connect/E-Series]/[F-150(excluding Raptor)/F-250 to F-550] and [$1000]/[$1500] on 2011 [Focus S/Fusion S/Mustang (excluding GT500)/Taurus SE/Ranger/Edge SE/Flex SE/Escape I4 Manual/Expedition/Transit Connect/E-Series]/[F-150(excluding Raptor)/F-250 to F-550] (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The new vehicle must be delivered and/or factory ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Offer Period. Only one (1) Offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per customer. This offer is raincheckable. 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ers’ video. At press time, the Flyers were currently in 5th place with over 4000 votes. The first place video is the Swan Valley Stampeders with over 15000 votes. This is an amazing opportunity for the Flyers to see teams participate in the World Junior Hockey Championships. You can vote every 4 hours for the team. Just visit www.timbrtube.ca and help this team out. You can vote until Nov. 30.


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AGRICULTURE

November 11, 2010

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Candidates outline objectives for Canadian Wheat Board

By Matthew Bains PEACE REGION – Two candidates vying to represent the BC Peace region, as well as north and central Alberta, as the District 1 director on the Canadian Wheat Board, discussed their vision for the board with the Northeast News ahead of a candidates forum in Dawson Creek on Nov. 9. Henry Vos is the current director, elected four years ago. He holds a degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta, and has farmed in Fairview, Alta., for the past 20 years. He has been president of the Alberta branch of the Canadian Seed Growers Association, a public governor of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, a director of the Alberta Agricultural Research Institute, and currently sits on the board of the Canadian International Grains Institute. Vos said he sees a big challenge in the long-term profitability of Canadian wheat and barley relative to other crops. He said total production has been declining for decades in Canada as farmers move to more profitable crops. “That to me represents a serious threat to the wheat board in the future – the most significant one, I think.” “What I’m seeing in the world marketplace is that end of the wheat market is not growing in market share. The share that is growing is middle classes of wheat, more in the centre of the quality spectrum,” he said, adding yields, not just prices, need to be considered to achieve the best returns for farmers. Vos added the board needs to be more vigilant in ensuring costs around marketing, transportation, handling and administration of

wheat are reduced so farmers can get a better return on their crops. He said he would also like to see a change from the current contract call for grain to a system where farmers could choose whether to deliver earlier in the year at a bit lower price, or later in the year and receive storage and interest payments. He said that change would also allow farmers to manage their cash flow according to their needs, especially for new farmers who don’t necessarily have the cash flow or storage capacity established farmers might have. His challenger for the directorship is Dan Gauthier of Donnelly, Alta., a third generation farmer. He has served on the Canadian Canola Growers Association and the Canola Council of Canada, and the Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee. Gauthier said he is a firm believer in the single-desk approach of the board. He said Producer Payment Options have allowed for more pricing flexibility in recent years, and new programs are constantly being designed. “Just about all the options you would have in an open market we have now, and we still have the advantage of price pooling and market power by being a group together.”

Gauthier said if elected, he would be a strong voice for improving access to producer car loading sites and grain elevators, which are issues he said he heard from many producers as he traveled throughout the district in recent weeks. He added the wheat board should push the federal government to undertake a full rail cost review. Gauthier said while he agrees profitability of wheat and barley is an issue, he doesn’t think having more market opportunities for other crops is a bad thing. He said the drop in wheat prices is a result of more production internationally, and from his own experince, he doesn’t think the difference is as significant as Vos suggests. “A lot of years – close to 70 per cent of the time – my wheat has out-netted (net profit) any of the other crops I grow.” He added he doesn’t agree that quantity over quality is necessarily the way to increase revenues for farmers.

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On Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 1777 head of cattle went through our rings TOTAL - 1777 Head of Cattle D1 - D2 Cows 45.00-51.00 D3 - D4 Cows 40.00-44.00 Holstein Cows NONE Heiferettes 50.00-65.00 Bologna Bulls 55.00-64.00 Feeder Bulls 60.00-70.00 Good Bred Cows NONE Good Bred Heifers NONE Cow/Calf pairs younger NONE Cow/Calf pairs older NONE Milk Cows NONE

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The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to manage vegetation, including noxious weeds and invasive plants on all land owned leased, and/or controlled by Encana for oil and gas production, transmission, distribution and storage within the plan area, including oil and gas wells and associated production facilities (and their access roads), several pipelines and gas processing plants. These sites are located in proximity to the community of Fort Nelson. All sites are within the geographic boundaries of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Using the principles of integrated vegetation management (IPM), the pest management methods proposed for use include seeding, re-vegetation, handpulling/cutting, mowing, string trimmers, deep ripping, caping, brushing (selective slashing), biological control agents, and the use of pesticides. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and some example(s) of trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: aminopyralid (Milestone, Restore), chlorsulfuron (Telar), clopyralid (Transline), dicamba (Dyvel, Killex, Banvel, Vanquish), diuron (Diuron, Karmex), glyphosate (Roundup, Roundup Weathermax, Vantage, Vantage Plus, Credit, Touchdown), imazapyr (Arsenal), metsulfuron methyl (Escort, Ally), simazine (Simazine), triclopyr (Garlon 4, Garlon Ultra) 2,4-D (2,4-D Amine 500, 2,4-D Amine 600). Application methods include: cut surface, basal bark, injection and foliar. The proposed duration of the PMP is from March 9, 2011 to March 9, 2016. A draft copy of the proposed PMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined in detail at: Encana Corporation, #4, 12008-8 Street, Dawson Creek BC V1G 4Y5 Encana Corporation, PO Box 2380, 4404 55th Street, Fort Nelson BC V0C 1R0 or online at http://wwwecatqa.Encana.com/operations/activities/bc-vegetation/ “A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice”

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Using the principles of integrated vegetation management (IPM), the pest management methods proposed for use include seeding, re-vegetation, handpulling/cutting, mowing, string trimmers, deep ripping, caping, brushing (selective slashing), biological control agents, and the use of pesticides. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and some example(s) of trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: aminopyralid (Milestone, Restore), chlorsulfuron (Telar), clopyralid (Transline), dicamba (Dyvel, Killex, Banvel, Vanquish), diuron (Diuron, Karmex), glyphosate (Roundup, Roundup Weathermax, Vantage, Vantage Plus, Credit, Touchdown), imazapyr (Arsenal), metsulfuron methyl (Escort, Ally), simazine (Simazine), triclopyr (Garlon 4, Garlon Ultra) 2,4-D (2,4-D Amine 500, 2,4-D Amine 600). Application methods include: cut surface, basal bark, injection and foliar. The proposed duration of the PMP is from March 9, 2011 to March 9, 2016. A draft copy of the proposed PMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined in detail at: Encana Corporation, #4, 12008-8 Street, Dawson Creek BC V1G 4Y5 Encana Corporation, PO Box 2380, 4404 55th Street, Fort Nelson BC V0C 1R0 or online at http://wwwecatqa.Encana.com/operations/activities/bc-vegetation/

“A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice”

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The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to manage vegetation, including noxious weeds and invasive plants on all land owned leased, and/or controlled by Encana for oil and gas production, transmission, distribution and storage within the plan area, including oil and gas wells and associated production facilities (and their access roads), several pipelines and gas processing plants. These sites are located in proximity to the communities of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe and Chetwynd. All sites are within the geographic boundaries of the Peace River Regional District.

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Applicant: Encana Corporation, 150 9th Avenue SW, PO Box 2850, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S5. Tel: (403) 645-2090 Fax: (403) 716-7022. Attention: Robert Martens Robert.Martens@Encana.com

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Total Pet in Dawson Creek is looking to hire a mature individual for a full time Manager Position. Training is to start immediately. Prefer individual with management experience. Pet knowledge is an asset. Wage is dependent on experience.

Please apply with resume, references and salary expectations to: Manager, Total Pet 10301 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, B.C. v1G 3T7 We appreciate your interest but only those resumes with intent to interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL) requires motivated persons to support and empower adults with development disabilities. The FSJACL has been providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Fort St. John area for over 50 years. We strive to ensure that the individuals we support are given the supports they need to live full lives in their communities. The ideal Community Support Worker must be: • able to work independently with minimum supervision • have excellent interpersonal skills. • Be 19 years of age • Have a valid Class 5 Drivers License Job Training is provided. An attractive benefit package is available upon completion of an eligibility period. Please apply in person at: 10251 - 100th Ave., Fort St. John, B.C., 8:30am-4:30pm Visit our website: www.fsjacl.com or, call 250-787-9262 for more information


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Public Notice THE DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMMENDMENT BYLAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the DISTRICT OF HUDSON’S HOPE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9904 Dudley Drive, on MONDAY, November 22nd, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaw. A)

i) “OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW, NO 789, 2010” PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF PROPERTY ON DUDLEY DRIVE FOR RESIDENTIAL USE: The intent of this proposed bylaw is to amend Schedule “B” of Bylaw No. 680 by changing the land use designation of the portion of the following lands: • Lot A, Plan 14064 Section 13, Township 81 Range 26 West of the 6th Meridian Peace River District, except plan H830, and • Lot A, Plan 16585,Section 13, Township 81 Range 26 West of the 6th Meridian Peace River District, from Residential-Anticipated and Parks-Anticipated to Residential shown in black on the map below.

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Christmas Campaign: Adopt-a-Hamper: There is little doubt that in 2010 2009, people are facing significant economic and social challenges. Now imagine if you had the opportunity to help just one family for Christmas. You can! By assisting us in Adopt-A-Hamper Program. Contact: Isobel Lippers (Captain) (250) 785-0500 Volunteers We are constantly in need of volunteers for November 6-15 - Hamper our... Applications 3: November 8 to December • Soup Kitchen Salvation Army Hamper Applications, Salvation • Cooks and servers for Christmas Day 10116 100 Ave Army - 10116 100 Avenue • Volunteers for our Christmas Toy Room November 9 - 3 Comedians at the NPCC • Food Bank Hamper Builders $20 - Tickets available from any Sunrise Rotarian • Thrift Store Volunteers November 20: Army proceeds to the Salvation • Christmas Kettles Food Bank donations accepted from 6:30 pm 1PM Kettle Kick-Off We desperately need your support because Doors open at 7pm Show 7:30 pm Totem Mall your we can’t give these services without our November 14 - Kettle Kick-Off help. It’s a wonderful experience to be part Food Drive - Fill The Truck at Totem Mall of our team of volunteers especially at Safeway Food Drive- Fill the Truck Christmas Time it really gives you a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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ONGOING program is geared for three to four Fort year-olds zens‘Living Hal, 1101 McKellar Avenue, Dawson St.St. Johnchosen forgiveness, and are returning St. Johnwill receive six months of free personal busifer a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions’ Fort in Fort to continue the missionary nessWomen’s monitoring beginning thisisOctober at no but siblings are welcome to come• with theirSt. John Creek.This Dance from 8:00 -education 11:00pm.program Admis-for persons • Alcoholics - If you youDrilling The Fort Resource Society seeking motiJohn. free six-session living Anonymous work they started in think Kenya. wells, growing food, and charge. If you areteam. a self-employed woman in Call (250) moreto join sion chronic include health lunch.conditions All ages welcome! might have drinking, to parents. people their volunteer If helping people sparks with will be available at #300, 9900 100a problem helpingwith to support six come orphanages. The event is atPatti Quality Inn843-7813 at vatedfor firstoffice threeatyears operation,Ave. or partially November 13 an AA meeting. your interest droptheir by the #201,of10142-100 (above Avenue. The workshop meets for six Wednesday evenings from 7Call p.m.for times and places or information. a business, contact Sara Cooper at the • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort John Thrift is operate • The Women’s tea, information, bake, someone to talk to May (250)28 785-8866. GirlSt Guides Store) or call 250-787-1121. 6 p.m. to Anglican 8:30 p.m. To register annual or for more call Terry Women’s Enterprise Centre at 1-800-643onceisagain pleased be offering our designatgift and book saletoll is free fromat11-866-902-3767 to 4 p.m. at theor e-mail • tcayer@ Fort St. John •Multiple Sclerosis •A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in Cayer - Cordinator Abbeyfield Housessupport of Fort St. John holding theirto AGM at ext. 104 or Lansdowne by #300 e-maildrivingwelcome. services this holiday season! If you at 7014 Shared Church, 100soStreet in Fort St. group. If you or anyone know Lights has MSCollege. and ed the afternoons Mental Health andMila Addiction Services, dccnet.com. Space10364 is limited call today. 7 p.m. atyou Northern Everyone Direcmila@persona.ca or (250) 242-3389. Regisare hosting a holiday event John. need to needed. talk, please 9900to–ensure 100 Ave.atFor more information call Chris or Shaun at MayAlong 23 with the baking, crafts, tea, used have any questions torsor andjust volunteers Memberships will be sold prior to and want guests have a safe, home then tration is required. books, auction, pond and face paintcall Susie at (250) or Sandi at (250) 250-262-5269. • Firstsilent annual Peace fish Region Palaeontology Symposium featurthe785-2381 meeting ($10). Please come outyour and support our home forsober ride Taylor definitely consider drivers! ing,the wefourth have annual a quilt made theShow, ladiesspeakers, for sale door 787-2652. • The Citizens Patrol is seeking people who can volunteer at ing Fossil by Road prizes and senior’s independent living! For more information call booking Clara at one of our • Civil Air Search (CASARA) at fsjbbbs@ at this event. Please join us! Held at the Tumbler Ridge • A Youth Prevention Group may Events can be booked via e-mailleast five hours a month. Perfect for thoseand newRescue to town, those conguided children’s activities. Public Relapse (250) 785-6450. meetings everytosecond Tuesday at the aTaylor November 13 Rink. For more information contact be held(250) weekly, inMay the 29 afternoons at Mental telus.net or by calling (250) 787-9674. cerned about safety, who want make the community safer Library and Curling Fire Hall at 7Call p.m.coordinator For information Bob at Join us for fun,tuned fun, fun at the artSpace! Art- live • Cecil Lake fall supper from 5:30 to 7:30 Health and Addiction Services, #300 - 9900 – Fort •St. place to work, and play. Conniecall 250-262242-3466. • Access Awareness Day in John. Stay to the 250-789-9152 or 250-787-5802. North p.m. at the information call Chris or Space classes are here again at the4530 orPeace RCMP liaison Rick 250-787-8100. May 23 Cecil Lake Hall. Tickets for a fam- 100 Ave. For more Northeast News for more information. • The Alaska RRA have (Recreation Cultural Centre with wonderful programming ily• of four aredance $40, $10 for ages 13Hall and featuring up, $6 Highway Shaun at (250) • Alcoholics Anonymous - If youHighway think you might a probCountry at Farmington 40! 262-5269. May 30 Aircraft Association) meets every third for all ages! Don’t miss out! Register today for for ages five to 12 and $3 for ages two to five. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting talk to Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no minors. Tickets $15 each, avail• The Fort Nelson Woman of Industry is holding a golf tourna- lem with drinking. Call for times and places or someone toThurspreschool, Mommy and Me, and day at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7:30 p.m. For Thereatwill also be aStore. silent For auction thisinformation, year as Families” is open to all caregivers of children 250-785-8866. able Farmington more call Clarisse ment at the golf course. Lots of door prizes, putter to be won and afterschool Check out the greatFort selection well, 843-7954. so please ring an item for auction or for and youth with an Special Needs. meetbrings the a adult Nelson information call Richard at 250-782-2421 or (250) extra prize if a We member friend classes! that becomes a member. Heath at (250) 785-4758. of activities at www.npcc.bc.ca, or• pick up a Anonymous pick up 24 call Dawn Bellamy at (250) 785-4425. third WednesdayPlease of every month at the Childat kprouse@sd81.bc.ca Alcoholics - Monday 8 p.m. Catholic Church May RSVP to Karen Prouse Dawson Creek brochure at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Please leave a message. Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Basement (closed meeting); Wednesday 8 p.m. Catholic Church • The Forgotten House -- Grizzly Valley Players present a matiMay 30 • 8Craft forChurch MentalBasement; Health andSaturday Addic(250)Shower 785-1992 more information or to 14 5 of the Community Centre10408 105 Avenue. Does your Wagon child have Basement; Thursday p.m.group Catholic neeNovember at 3 p.m. in12Room in Tumbler • The Welcome events,Call the Baby andfor Grandtions Clients. Meets Thurs 1:30 -3:30 at 1001 to at register. • South Peace Players present a comedy learning, behavior or Showcase other complex Sunday 8 p.m. Friendship Centre Ridge. parent will bespecial taking place the Stonebridge Hotel at 1 8 p.m. Hospital Cafeteria; 110 Avenue, Dawson Creek. (250) 719-6525. FortatNelson about friendship connect with other • Cocaine Anonymous - Tuesday 8 p.m. Catholic Church BaseMay 29 to 31 “The Dixie Swim Club” needs? Would you p.m.like ThetoBridal Showcase will take place 6:30 p.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mon., • Alcoholics Anonymous Monday 8 p.m. as•their 15th annual Dinner Theatre produccaregivers? Child minding available but please ment; Friday 8 p.m. Hospital Cafeteria. Couple’s “Love and Romance” Retreat at The King’s Valley May 30 Tues., Fri.,Northern & Sat.,Lights 8 p.m. at Peace River Catholic Church meeting); tion at the SouthAccommodation Peace United Church call ahead a few days before the meeting. - Tuesday 8 p.m. College (back door). Christian Camp. available.Hall, For further informa• The 34 annual TrutchCall Gymkhana is being heldBasement at the Mile(closed• Alanon 8 available p.m. Catholic Dawson Creek. Tickets for the Dinner Theatre (250) 785-3200 206 for more information. PouceBaseCoupe Health Unit. Wed. 8 p.m. Hospital Education tion or registration call (250) 827-3549. Trutch Rodeo Grounds, lots ofWednesday camping space and a Church Room. All -meetings ment;fun, Thursday p.m. Please Catholic Church Base- Anonymous (reserved seating only) are $35 and for the • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, • Alcoholics Friday 8 are p.m.open. Old Library (closed). May 17 to June 28 concession will be on site.peerGreat family all ages8ride!! • Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ment; Saturday 8 p.m. Hospital Cafeteria; Dessert Matinee on Nov. 14 (open seating) are counselling and support are available at the 250-786-0155 • Triathlon Training clinics are coming to Fort St. John. Come call Beth at (250) 262-5712 for more information. every Thursday evening at the Unit, $15.and They areabout available forand purchase at Simple Peace Pregnancy at the Pouce Coupe Seniors HallHealth every Monout learn triathlon get prepared for theNorth local upcomJune 4 Care Centre. New Sunday 8 p.m. Friendship Centre. • Computer Class • Cocaine Anonymous - Tuesday p.m. Dawson Pleasures in Dawson location at #208 10139 100out Street (above TDin conjunction day and8 Wednesday from Creek. 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Low Iming triathlons. Held onCreek. May 3, 4, and 6 are clinics on swimming • Ladies of town dinner with the Oil Men’s • Relapse Prevention. Mental Health and CatholicClub Church 8 p.m.class every November 19 andbike 20 tuning and equipment and Bank). Drop in Golf hoursTournament Monday and Wednespact exercise Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Open stroke improvement, triathlon. presented by OilWives of FSJ.Basement; Cocktails Friday Addictions 1001 110 Ave., Dawson Creek, Hospital Cafeteria. • Ten Thousand Villages Sale will be held day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from Come hear from local triathletes and ask questions about events, at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Pomeroy Inns and Suites. to everyone! For more information call Carol at 250-786-5673 • Alanon - Tuesday p.m. Northern Lights (250) 719-6525. Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noonuptoat4 the p.m. orTickets to make appointment Chetwynd training, preparation andonanything else 10 youa.m. like. Sign arean $50 and include:call entertainment, dinner, dessert,8wine, Everyone meets welcome! Please call toat 8confirm College (back door). to 4 p.m. at the Northgate Mennonite Brethour 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All ser• Alcoholics Anonymous Monday and Friday p.m. at North Peace Leisure Pool or contact Becky at (250)787-5780 or jewellry draw, games and door prizes. Tickets available at Flowmeeting. • The Community Market is held at the ren Church, 1800 109 Avenue, Dawson Creek vices are free and completely confidential. bkeim@fortstjohn.ca for more information. ers by Tamee, Frontier Jewellers. Call Marlene (250) 785-8737 or the Friendship Centre. 250-788-9658 • Prenatal willAirport be taking placeroom. at the Campground every Saturday (blue church local acrossTriathlons from Kitchen Park). • GrandhavenDebbie District and787-5100 Community • NAexcept meets Wednesday at 8Classes p.m. at the waiting Upcoming include: at (250) for moreWestend information. South Peace Child this a ven- & Thursdays: November 19 May and 20 Association meetsJune the third Tuesdays Minor ballDevelopment 5 pm-7 pm atCentre Chetwynd Dawson Creek 24 6 Tuesday of each on long weekends. For more info• or fall with classes in September, October and dor package please contact Jaylene Arnold •Fort Cecil Lake country Christmas sale at the month in the Grandhaven Hall at 8 p.m. Keep St. John June 7 • Rotary Manor Annual Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Ballpark & Rec. Centre Diamonds. November from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Regat tools, (250) toys, 774-2541 or Audrey (250)Ridge Cecil Hall from in this Avenue. community. Tumbler FortLake Nelson June 28 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fri- this hall operating 1121-90 Household items, furniture, coffee Reynolds ister at Northern Lights College or 115 call Com(250) 774-6574. day and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tables • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the • Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Wed. 8 p.m. May 12 to July 28 and donuts and much more. Donations welcome after May 4 (no 782-5251 for more information. Cost is $70 Pouceresident Coupeprograms and mercial Park (Baptist are• Relapse $10 perPrevention day. Please contact Sigrid Tobler the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. to toward Church). Group - Tuesdays from 6:30time. - 8:30Join p.m. at appliances please). All proceed per -couple. • Alcoholics Anonymous 8 p.m. Bingo for more information or Services. to book Contact a tableDennis at Donate a minimum of five hours per month. • Mondays: 6 pm doors open, 7 pm games begin. ComMental Health & Addiction at (250)262activities. Rain or shine, no early birds, there will be no sales be- - Friday Mondays and Wednesdays at the Central Old Library (closed). 250-786-0155. (250) 781-3553. For information, call (250) 262-4530. munity Centre Rms.•4&5. 5269. fore 9 a.m. School gyms in Dawson Creek, the • Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe• Tuesdays: Commu- TRMiddle November 19, 20, 21 • Pan African Caribbean Seniors (55+) Drop-In – Floor curling, carpet May 23 June 14 Association welDawson Creek Badminton Club will be playnity Church Annex (the old Pouce library). •• The Taylor Curling Club Ladies Bonspiel comes the community to join our group to proDerrick Dance Club of Fort St. John will be hosting a • Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion walk, wheel, run and wheel- bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages ing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Clean gym shoes and November “Viva Taylor” Entry Hall moteatcommunity awareness of Registration culture, music dance from 919-21, p.m. to 1 a.m.Las in the Senior- Citizens 10908 chair challenge. at 12:30, event starts at 1 p.m. in Cen- Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee. racquets are required. Cost is $40 per adult/ deadline Friday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. - to enter and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 13 to 17. • Wednesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In – Cribbage, Whist & 100 Street. Music by Night Sounds. Members $10, non members tennial Park. For information, contact event leader Lori Slater at season and $25 per student/season. Students Chetwynd call Brenda at 250-789-3138 or email bren- for more information. good company. Beginners welcome! 7 pm in the Library. Small $12. Everyone 19 and over is welcome. For information call Lucy (250) 787-1912 or slaterl@shaw.ca • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday under 16 must have an adult in attendance. daf60@shaw.ca • New Totem Archery will have their first drop-in fee. at (250) 785-2867 or Judy at (250) 787-0460. July 12 • The Peace Region Songwriters’ coffee November 20 indoor shoot at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, Taylor May 23 • North Peace Horticultural Society plans their annual Garden house is regularly held on the last Saturday of • Bake sale at the Totem Mall for the Pan on Nov. 2 and then every Tuesday and Thurs- 5012 46 Street. 250-788-9658 Civil Rescue (CASARA) meetings every“Unsec• The Magic of Sam Pearce Show is scheduled at the Stone- Tour. Bring your family and tour a variety of Fort St. John gartheand month at “Faking Sanity” – formerly • NA meets Wednesday at 8 p.m.•at the Air Air-Search African Caribbean Association. Call Lorelei at day at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 ond Tuesday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7 p.m. For information call bridge Hotel with the show to benefit the Fort St. John Firefighters. dens. der the Willow” in Dawson Creek. port waiting room. (250) 787-1704 for more information. p.m. August 1 Bob at 250-789-9152 or 250-787-5802. May 25 to May 29 • Mile 0 Quilt Guild meets every Tuesday Tumbler Ridge November 20 • Come out and join us for an afternoon of • Thesnack, Marilyncircle Leffler Memorial and Show ‘n Shine in sup-- meeting • New Totem is nowatat7the Taylor Community Hall •• Do you think you’ve been Music treated unfairly by a B.C. and Thursday p.m., Studio 10 at KPAC. • Alcoholics Anonymous Wed. 8 Archery Country music dance. by Night play,governcrafts, a healthy time and Ride port of the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Region. RegisTuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Contact newtotemment ministry or public agency? The B.C. Ombudsman may be Come join us for sewing, fun and friendship. Sounds at Senior Citizens Hal, 1101 McKellar an opportunity to borrow books from the De- p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). begins this alltoday event at Casey’s TR Pub in Fort St.(55+) archery.com. able to help. The Ombudsman’s stafffrom will 8:30 be in the • Tuesdays: Seniors Drop-In – Contact Gloria (250) 786-5597. Avenue, Dawson Creek. Dance - following vereaux School tration Library. ThisJuly is 1a for chance John. Show Shine awardsand for seven categories and card • The Alaska Highway RRA (Recreation Aircraft Association) communities on the dates listed below, are available ap- people Floormotorcycle curling, carpet bowling, & board 12:30pm. Admission include lunch. and 19 years meetby other from your‘ncommunity pointment to discuss your problem or complaint. Call 1-800-567- lots of door prizes. Event includes a ride to the viewpoint on the meets every third Thursday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7:30 p.m. 3247 to book an appointment or see www.ombudsman.bc.ca for Hudson’s Hope Road. Everyone welcome to this fundraising event For information call Richard at 250-782-2421 or Heath at 250to fight cancer. 785-4758. more info. August 21 to 23 Dawson Creek Fort Nelson May 25 n North Peace Horticultural Society presents their 16th an• The Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce luncheons are Fort St. John May 26 e for our Joyful J•iThe gle Lo m i t a nual Flower Show and Exhibition at the North Peace Cultural Cenheld the first Thursday of each month at noon at the Best Western. Dawson Creek May 27 s ’ n In It May 28 tre. The event will be open to the public on Aug. 22 from 3 p.m. to Different speaker each month. Members and Non-members Mackenzie hs t ereto 4 p.m. Awards presenta- welcome.guest nt P11 7 p.m. and(OAC) on Aug. 23 from a.m. Contact: Lesley Pewarchuck 250-782 4868. Chetwynd May 29 in under 30 minutes $3000 s o r t R will be available by iRefreshments m m y tions will take place at 4 p.m. If your non-profit group has events or meeting you wish pubMay 27 2 pa e p ate 1• John e Eloise Bergen, missionaries working with ‘Hope for donations on both Saturday and Sunday luwhile the show is open. lished, send them by and r s1% patio plants, tor@northeastnews.ca.fax to (250) 787-7090 or via email to: edito in Kenya were brutally attacked and severly wound- Categories include arrangements, art, houseplants, the Nations’

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Some fantastic items were generously Creek to be bid on in a silent auction duridonated by businesses in Dawson Malawi on Nov. 3. ng a fundraiser for a girls school in Matthew Bains photo

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The Northeast News would like our loyal readers to continue sending their photos to us for use on our people page, which will run every second week in our paper. Send us photos of your group doing fun things, local sporting events, or other activities you think people might want to know about to: editor@northeastnews.ca We look forward to running your fantastic photos in the future! **Please include name and phone number with the photo, along with information as to what’s happening in the picture. Pictures can also be dropped off at the Northeast News offices in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

Some grade 7 students were getting a first lesson in curling at the Fort St John Curing rink on Thursday, Nov. 4. When asked what they thought about the sport , some reply’s were that they liked it and though it was fun. Contributed photo

CIBC made a cheque, CIBC $1000 donation to the U Hamper Cam in partnership with the U nited Way on Nov. 5. In able items for paign. They are collecting nited Way are holding the addition to the coats, scarves, 3rd annual C paign if they cathe less fortunate. CIBC en oa to n. courages resideques, mitts and non perish t nts to help ou t in the camBrent Hodson photo

Grade 7 student Ashley White was asked if she had to choose figure skating over curling which one would she choose and she replied curling as culing was not as cold andskating was just harder.

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