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Dumping stinks for local business and national charity By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK - Litterbugs pose concern to a local business owner, but a national charity is also a victim of the litterbugs’ actions. The Canadian Diabetes Association has 1, 875 collection bins across Canada in support of their Clothesline Program that collects clothes, linen and other cloth items, and it has had one in Dawson Creek since 2007. The clothing collected is sold to Value Village and all proceeds support Canadian’s living with diabetes Owner of Dave’s No Frills, Dave Krane, has the Clothesline collection bin on his property along with the D and T Recycle bins. Krane says that he’s experienced several incidents of people dumping garbage and other personal effects near the bins ever since he agreed to have it on his property. “There’s been an odd case of it ever since the beginning. It’s very rare that we have a major issue, it’s just that one percent rule,� said Krane. “We tend to

see more of an issue during the summer time, don’t usually see an issue in the winter, it’s probably three or four times a year.â€? Over the past several years, Krane has found household waste, washing machines, old mattresses, and a variety of electronics. Krane says he even found a dead dog in a garbage bag once. “The stuff that goes there is beyond ridiculous‌Somebody misses their garbage day and what you think is a bag full of clothes for the diabetes bin that won’t fit in there ends up just being household garbage,â€? Krane said. It’s very rare that these dumpers are ever caught in the act, so the City finds the property owner responsible for the clean up. When a particularly large amount of garbage has been left, residents will make complaints to the City’s bylaw enforcement office, which then give Krane a notice to clean it up (if it’s warranted); they typically give him a deadline of seven days to

take care of the mess. Krane has never been charged with a fine for not complying with City notices. “Unfortunately the property owner, Dave’s No Frills grocery store, is kind enough to allow those bins on his property and then ultimately if there’s a problem, from a bylaw perspective, it’s always the property owner that’s left responsible,� said Kevin Henderson, director of infrastructure and sustainable development for the City. “It does seem a little unfair that someone that’s trying to do a good service by having these bins there, ends up having to clean up after some people that are abusing it.� Many times Krane has personally cleaned up the garbage and had staff do it as well. Most of the items left there can be compressed with No Frill’s compactors but other items—such as a dishwasher—he’s had to take to the dump. “What’s out there is a community service that we provide and it’s got a

zero cost really to me, and I don’t make anything off it, so as soon as there starts becoming fines or fees or wasted labour it makes the program inefficient for us to even operate it,� Krane said. In the past Krane has considered removing the bins from his property because of the hassle of cleaning up after dumpers. Ultimately he’s decided to keep them there because he wants to support the green initiatives that the city has and his lot is one of the biggest recycling centers in Dawson Creek of its kind. “Ninety-nine per cent of the people that use it are more than happy with it and respect it and do it properly, it’s just that one per cent that kind of ruined it, so I would rather not cater to the one per cent that doesn’t do it properly,� said Krane. Communications manager at the Canadian Diabetes Association, Randi Gill, says that the organization also takes responsibility for the garbage left beside their Clothesline bin.

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FORT ST. JOHN – Departing passengers at the North Peace Regional Airport will see an increase in their Airport Improvement Fees (AIF) once the New Year rolls in. Starting Jan. 1, and flights booked in December with departure dates after Jan. 1 will see a $6 increase in their AIF, for a total of $18. This fee is in addition to the ticket price. The North Peace Airport Society made the announcement on Nov. 15. The increase is part of meeting the Airport Society’s 10Visit a c . t year capital plan. r a walm ore specials “That plan indicates there m n e for ev n o g in is a signifi cant difference bep ip FREE Sh items on tween the funds available f o thousands and the work that needs to be a .c walmart tions apply. done,� said North Peace Rep ce ex e Som r details. fo a .c rt gional Airport director Moira a See walm Green. “That deficit needs to be addressed because the airport is an economic driver for the region.� The capital projects that are being looked at range from water and sewer infrastructure, terminal expansion, equipment replacement, parking improvements, terminal access roads and runway resurfacing. The bill to fulfill those projects is currently sitting at $23 million. The AIF will fund 50 per cent of that cost, which is e iv t ffec e s e ic subject to change as revenues r P and cost change, according to Green. “As each year goes by we’ll be able to know which projects d to came in under estimate and Nov.23r Friday, h t 5 which projects came in over .2 v o ,N Sunday t. estimate,� said Green. “But I s la s ie ntit a u q e imagine we’ll be in the ball il Wh hecks. c in park.� a r No Green doesn’t believe the increase will dampen airport traffic. “I don’t think the AIF will affect current airport traffic,� she said. “With relation to the AIF specifically, our $18-AIF is still very competitive with airports around us and also very competitive with the big ones around us, Vancouver is higher for instance.�

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Continued from Front page. She says that the cost of clearing away the garbage that has been left in or beside the bins draws away from the organizations proceeds to help the fight against diabetes. “Clothesline is financially responsible for the removal of dumped items at drop boxes. This removal process is a national issue which costs Clothesline in the form of labour hours, trucks being diverted from servicing routes, fuel and downtime. This cost unfortunately directly effects our bottom line and what we can provide to the Canadian Diabetes Association each year to support people living with diabetes or prediabetes,� Gill writes in an email. Henderson says that the City staff want to try and deal with the problem rather than keep Krane responsible for the entire cleanup. He hopes to get the Peace

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situation and may even commit some of their resources to helping him. He also suggests better signage on the bins to reduce waste. “They have more than enough garbage trucks that can come and pick up the odd thing if it’s there, instead of putting the burden on the business, because obviously recycling isn’t my business ... We want to provide this service and continue to provide this service, so long as it’s reasonable to do so,� said Krane.

Increasing caribou population By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK - The Ministry of Environment is currently working on a plan to help increase the population of seven threatened northern caribou populations in the South Peace. The announcement from the Environment Ministry made on Nov. 8 was in response to a 2010 commitment to develop a management plan for caribou in the area. The plan will be formalized and implemented over the next several months. The plan commits to protecting 90 per cent (approximately 400,000 hectares) of identified high-elevation winter caribou habitat. Public affairs officer with the Ministry, Stuart Bertrand, said that the decided percentage was a balance between the conservation needs of caribou and allowing some developments to proceed. The plan also commits to implementing population management activities to support population recovery, developing management objectives in lower-elevation winter habitats while supporting long-term habitat conditions and develop funding opportunities to support the implementation of management activities

in the long term. The Graham, Scott, Kennedy Siding, Moberly, Burnt-Pine, Quintette and Narraway caribou populations in the South Peace are considered ‘threatened� under the Species at Risk Act. Over the next 21 years these caribou populations are expected to decrease to 800, compared to the approximate 1,100 caribou today. The Ministry hopes to increase the population of caribou in the area to 1,200 in the next three caribou generations. Bertrand said that predators and habitat degradation are major factors to caribou reproduction. “High elevation winter habitat is important as it is believed to provide a refuge from predators in addition to providing food. Predators normally do not venture into high elevation areas rather they prefer lower elevation forests where they can easily find prey. Less predators will equal a higher probability of reproducing,� Bertrand wrote in an email. He said that a decreased population would affect the traditional hunting practices of First Nations and that the plan would help support opportunities for their harvest by First Nations.

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Story continued from Page 2A. She added the “bigger issue” for travellers is the available destinations and ticket prices. Air Canada has since cut their airfares in half for fights to Vancouver, and there are currently “several” other air carriers who have considered servicing the North Peace Regional Airport. The increased fees were coupled with the AIF, instead of adding it on to taxes, because then it ensures users are paying the price; rather than the “rural tax base and not the senior who owns the house in Fort St. John and not a student who is attending one of our learning institutes,” said Green. From the parking lot, to the café inside

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functional the airport will be and the lower the price will be.” The fees will apply to Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and Shell Aviation’s commercial passengers, and any other commercial air carrier that decides to land at the North Peace Regional Airport.

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FORT ST. JOHN – After a number of non-profit groups presented their case before council to receive grants in the upcoming year, a majority of city staff’s recommendations on where the funds should be allocated were passed last Tuesday. The amount of funds sought out by the 11 non-profit organizations totaled to approximately $970, 000; however, the amount slated into the 2013 Operating Budget for grant-in-aids rang in at just over $870, 000. The Arts Council will receive $17, 500, $2, 500 for the Flower Pot Program and the remaining amount to be dispersed amongst their member groups. The Arts Council originally requested $20,000 because their member groups had increased in the past year. They also get an estimated $7, 500 permissive property tax exemption. The North Peace Restorative Justice received their annual request of $25, 000; an amount the city has been providing since the early 90s. The Spirit of the Peace Powwow had requested $5, 000 but staff recommended that no funding should be provided to the powwow organization because they had showed a $30, 000-surplus. Counc. Larry Evans, a member of the Powwow committee, said the surplus was only $11, 000 and requested that the city grant $1, 000 towards the committee; adding that the city does

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THE TROUBLE WITH TOBOGGANING So there I am at the top of the hill set up on my crazy carpet looking confidently ahead at my path below. It was the final ride of the night before my friends and I decided to retire for the evening on Halloween. Having not participated in trick or treating for a long time, we decided to take up another youthful activity: tobogganing. It had been a while since willingly gearing up to plummet down a hill in the freezing cold, but hey- I remember enjoying it as a kid. I have to admit a few things have changed, for one I wasn’t approaching the uphill walk with as much moxie or enthusiasm I had once had 15 years ago, the snow felt colder on my back as it found it’s way into my jacket while I was tumbling about, the downward trip didn’t seem as thrilling as it once had either. The novelty of the whole idea wore out pretty quickly actually; after about the second run. To me, the most disappointing thing is when you try to recreate an experience that you had loved years ago and it’s not remotely the same. The whole tobogganing experience put me into reflection; if I didn’t like tobogganing anymore maybe I don’t like playing in parks either. Further, maybe I can’t do cartwheels or put my legs behind my head and I probably don’t like that Disney movie anymore too. Efforts are rewarded though when you find that that activity of yesteryear-whatever it might be- hasn’t changed, and it’s as everything had stayed the same. It brings a sense of calmness to know that some things never change and it’s as if all things are right with the world- just because you’ve discovered the old frequently visited hamburger joint still makes milkshakes the way they used to and they taste just the same and just as good. I’m not sure why we tend to look to the past for comfort, or why we believe we’ll still like something though we hadn’t done it in years or even thought about doing it. With a push from my friends, I’m racing down the hill. My crazy carpet lived up to its name and is taking me all over the place and all

of a sudden I’m riding down backwards. My stylish hat grips my head tightly and comes down over my eyes. I hear screams of warnings from my friends and internally too, but by this time it’s too late, I hit a jump backwards and I’m air born. I crash land with a paralyzing pain from my tailbone.

For a similarly nostalgic (if slightly more rewarding) experience, perhaps we should have gone trick or treating instead. At least I know I still like candy. -Jill

FEEDBACK Dear Editor These excerpts are from a study conducted by Cornell University.The team considered emissions from shale gas production of natural gas.Conclusions. When all such emissions were considered,the team estimated that during the life cycle of the average shale gas well,somewhere between 3.6% and 7.9% of the wells total production would be emitted to the atmosphere as methane,one of the most potent of all greenhouse gases.”Considering the 20-year horizon”,the team reported,theGHG footprint for shale gas is at least 20% greater than and perhaps more than twice as great as that for coal when expressed per quantity of energy available during combustion”. The team further reported that :”over the 100 year frame,the GHG footprint is comparable to that for coal:the low- end shale- gas emissions are 18% lower than deep-mined coal,and the high- end shale-gas emissions are 15 % greater than surface- mined coal emissions.For the 20 -year horizon,the GHG footprint of shale-gas is at least 50% greater than for oil,and perhaps 2.5 times greater”. Natural gas is often described as a greener alternative to coal and diesel,a “transitional” fossil fuel,because it creates fewer GHGs when burned.But gas production is another matter entirely.When all the emissions associated with fracking and its aftermath are factored in including methane and CO2 releases shale- gas may well be as dirty as coal.

The above study did not consider the massive consumption of our priceless fresh water,the poisoning of our planet from deep injection wells or the absolutely unsustainable demands placed on our environment and our resources by the fundamentally flawed,environmentally devastating, freeenterprise(not to be confused with private enterprise) system. Add the environmental cost of massive power consumption, manufacture,installation and operation of pipelines,scrubbing plants,compressor stations,liquification plants,port facilities,ocean transportation,regasification and distribution in China etc.and shale-gas LNG production and use is proven to be far more environmentally destructive than coal. LNG production should be closely monitored and extraction and export quantities should be limited.LNG does not change the bottom line: if life is to continue on this planet we MUST reduce the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.We can start by reducing the number of and the diameter of the pipelines feeding the LNG plants.This would give some small measure of sustainability.The diameter of some of the currently proposed pipelines is extremely excessive and will be environmentally devastating.We need to do it now. Thank you. Ed Pitt Dawson Creek, B.C.

Dear Editor, Upon visiting Fort St. John I came across a lot of controversy about the Dam on the RR Site C. The issue seems to be to save the valley. I would like to bring you a different view. BC Hydro posts many different figures for their deficit (look up executive bonuses questioned as deficit The deficit has grown from 7.5 to 11.6 Billion as of March 31, 2011 the Auditor General noted. The last census put the population of BC at 4.5 million people. Divide 11.6 Billion by 4.5 Million and every person in BC owes 2.6 million on BC hydros deficit. If you add the cost of Site C at 7.9 Billion which equates to 19.6 Billion this means every person in BC will owe 4.3 million on BC Hydro deficit. How long are we going to let these parties waste our taxpayer money? Lastly look up BC financial and economic review page 49, it posts the provincial debt at 45.2 Billion, divided by 4.5 million people means everyone of us in in debt 10 million dollars. There’s a lot more on the internet just look up all BC corporations. BC ferries, BC transit, ICBC and BC lotto. It is stated the people in Southern BC are not interested in Site C because it is not in our back

yard. I would say it’s in your back pocket it’s time to wake up and got after the BC Government to stop wasting our tax dollars. I also understand that BC Hydro has a travel agency that will supply the foreign labor needed to build Site C. All those big wages being sent to another country, what does that do to help the economy of BC. Building a Natural Gas operated power station doesn’t require an expensive transmission line you build it when the power is needed. If natural gas pollutes the atmosphere does it make sense to sell it to china and let them burn it. Time to pay attention taxpayers things are getting out of hand. Seniors that built this province go see your MLA at least once a month only takes an hour. If I was a BC Government Employee I would be doubly concerned. Two cities in California declared bankruptcy this year and that means the retired employees of those cities received a pension cheque marked NSF. I am retired and can only image how devastating that would be. E. Giberson Retired Kamloops, B.C.

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Giving back when you can By Investors Group Submitted article Age is only a number – it’s what you do with your time that counts. And for many mature Canadians that means finding ways of doing the personal things that really matter to you. After all, you now have the health and wealth and, most importantly, the desire to give back to your community. Let’s take a closer look at how you can do that in the most tangible ways.


When you give the gift of your time, you join with the many active volunteers everywhere who play a critical role in our society. And you’ll probably feel better because Volunteer Canada found direct, positive links between volunteering and health. Get involved by: • Picking a cause you believe in. • Putting your lifetime skills to good use. • Volunteering for an organization that fits your lifestyle and personality. • Deciding how much time you have and even if you want to learn new skills or even start a new career.



ance policy now and you’ll receive a charitable receipt based on its cash surrender value plus accumulated dividends, as well as a charitable receipt for your yearly premium payments. • Other giving options include a Charitable Gift Annuity, donating publicly traded stocks and securities or establishing a Private Foundation. Each offers tax-saving and income-preserving advantages that are best discussed with your professional advisor. In fact, by working with your advisor to develop a strong overall financial strategy, you’ll have the time and the nest egg to give while-living in any way you choose. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant Invetstor’s Page

Here are some giving-while-living strategies that can offer significant benefits and provide a valuable donation to your charitable organization: • Name a recognized charity as beneficiary by leaving a bequest in your Will and your estate will receive a charitable donation tax receipt. • Establish a Donor Advised Fund, a tax-favoured vehicle that Sherri Collins, CFP avoids the administration responsibilities and costs of establishSenior Financial Consultant ing a private foundation but does require a donation to a public 9319 - 100 Avenue foundation and is subject to admin fees. You receive a tax receipt Fort St. John, BC V1J 1X8 for contributions and determine which charities receive fund alPh: 250-785-4312 Fax: 250-785-2344 locations. Email: • Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust that allows you to • RRSPS • BROKER SERVICES • INSURANCE donate capital while you live on the income. All interest and divi• RESPS • MORTGAGES dends are paid to you as taxable income with the trust assets and

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The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Mercy Roller Girls hosted their first bout last Saturday, introducing the sport to the audience of approximately 700 at the Encana Events Centre. The Roller Girls invited other teams from across B.C. and Alberta to play in a match that mixed participating players into two teams.

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allow high school students, who have met all necessary prerequisites, to take college programs or classes while earning credits towards their high school diploma in their Grade 11 or 12 year. If students enrol in a trades program for a semester they can earn 16 credits towards their high school diploma—which needs 80 credits– as part of their electives courses; a college credential if it’s a certificate program and they earn foundational or level one of whatever trade that they’re enrolled in. “So in a way it’s almost a triple credit program,” said Frances Armstrong, career program manager for School District 59. Students can take just about every program offered at the college including university transfer courses and academic courses, but they are encouraged to talk to their career counsellor early on about their interest to ensure they have all the required classes. The school district has had this program available to students for over 15 years, though it began only for a couple of students whose needs weren’t being met by the regular high school program. Armstrong said that in 2005, the Industry Training Authority made funding available to school districts to engage students in trades programs while they were still in high school. The funding program is called ACE IT, Accelerated Credit Enrollment in Industry Training, it is available across the province and provides money to school districts to pay for the college programs and courses taken by dual credit students. “They could see that there was going to be a huge demand for trades in the future…they knew what was coming, so this is an initiative that they started,” said Armstrong about the hundreds of thousands of job vacancies expected in Canada in the future. Dawson Creek Grade 9 student, Austin Collins, said that he learned a lot during the day and wasn’t aware that cooking and early childhood education were even considered trades. “Welding is not me, or automotive, cooking is more me…The day is not even finished and I can almost guarantee this is something I’d love to do, just the dual credit,” Collins said. Betts said the trades have changed considerably over the last number of years and are expected to keep changing as new information and technology become available. She added that hands-on inThis is my formation sessions directed at mother’s best friend, students helps them make eduSkylar, cated choices about potential she goes everywhere careers. “A lot of parents’ perspecwith her and loves tives—if they haven’t had a to drive the vehicle! lot of exposure to trades—they may not understand the opporEmail your pet’s photo tunities…if you haven’t had exposure to something it’s reto editor@ ally hard to be recommending for a certain areas or certain careers, chance to win a special so yeah I think there is a stigprize from the North ma,” Betts said. Peace Veterinary Clinic “It’s not a low skill activity. To be a trades person, to be a good trades person, it does require post secondary education, college education, so a lot of times people don’t understand that,” she adds.

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Spectra unveils new plans for liquids extraction facility By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK - Spectra Energy plans to submit the description of their latest project to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office later this month. They unveiled the early details of their natural gas liquids extraction facility to community members at an open house at the Bessborough Hall on Nov. 15. The proposed project will be located approximately 16km west of Dawson Creek, adjacent to the company’s processing plant that celebrated its opening last July. The liquids extraction project will process raw natural gas from the Montney formation to produce natural gas liquids. “The producers in the area are looking for ways to unlock the value of natural gas, so natural gas and the constituents of natural gas, sales gas, which is commonly used to heat homes and community homes and businesses and use for industrial purposes as well. Natural gas liquids, so the ethane, propane and butane, and constituents of natural gas are sellable and marketable,” said Peter Murchland, communication spokesperson for Spectra Energy. The facility will have the capacity to process 400 million cubic feet per day. If approved the proposed facility won’t start construction until

early 2014. The construction phase is expected to last approximately 18 months. The exact size and cost of the project is to be determined but Murchland said it will be a significant investment. “The exact cost I don’t have at the moment, but certainly several hundred million dollars,” he said. The community will benefit from the project in the form of local construction jobs, the need for services from the city and more taxes paid to the city and to the province, according to Murchland. Spectra Energy anticipates hiring roughly 300 workers during the construction phase and about 20 permanent employees when the facility is operational. The open house was an opportunity for community members and Spectra Energy staff to share concerns about the project over dinner and dessert. The idea of the open house was to garner information from local residents to mitigate any issues that may arise from the project, Murchland added. Spectra Energy has also formed a community advisory group made up of community members and other stakeholders to bring issues to their attention and participate in dialogue. “We learned a lot from the community members over the course of the construction of the other facility here…so certainly we incorporated dozens and dozens of the mitigation measures

in terms of reducing their issues with the project, for instance, dust,” Murchland said. During the construction stage on their last project, Spectra Energy incorporated a calcium treatment on the roads towards the plant to reduce the dust impact. They also incorporated a system into the plant that reduces its noise levels. The company also has short-term and long-term programs in place to measure air and water quality around the plant, and makes an effort to reduce its emissions. “Tonight I’ve spoken with dozens of people, so far so good. The feedback has been great. I think there’s a lot of encouragement for us to continue to do this sort of thing, and be transparent about these projects and these opportunities they see in the community,” he said.

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Northern Gateway will be one of the safest energy pipelines because it’s been designed by engineers, safety experts and the people of British Columbia.

Our every intention is to ma make ke the h North ther ern n Ga Gate tewa w y Pi Pipe peli line ne the str tron ngest s and safesst off its kin nd in Can anad ad da. And the people oof British Columbia have told us that we must exceed safety standards if it is to cross this beautiful province. We’ve heard their concerns and have continually incorporated their feedback into our plans. We have added $500 million in extra safety measures–like thicker pipe, more isolation valves, meticulous pipeline construction techniques, and plans for around the clock monitoring by real people, in real time, with sophisticated technology.

We will use thicker pipe...

We will have advanced monitoring and response systems...

Northern Gateway pipe will have

Constant, diligent monitoring is vital for safe pipeline operation. Northern

an average thickness of 0.80 inches.

Gateway will be monitored on-site and via the control centre 24/7, in

That’s 20% over and above current

real time to allow operators to rapidly respond to any incidents. As

Canadian safety standard requirements

well, extensive geotechnical investigation and route planning has

for the Northern Gateway Project. The pipe

taken place and this, combined with sophisticated monitoring

will be even thicker when it crosses major rivers and tributaries.

techniques, will provide protection against geotechnical and

It will be welded with exacting precision and its integrity checked

other natural hazards. Pump stations in remote areas will be

using ultrasonic inspection and hydrostatic testing methods. And

staffed around the clock. Dual leak

to ensure safe operation, the frequency of high resolution, in-line

detection systems will be installed

inspection surveys will be increased across the entire pipeline system

and remotely operated isolation

by a minimum of 50% over and above current practices.

valves will be used, increasing their number in BC by 50%.

We will respect wildlife habitats and migration routes... To address concerns from the public that the construction of the pipeline will affect the

We will practice and be prepared for incidents...

environment, we have pledged to build it in such a way that natural wildlife habitats,

Our goal is always zero spills. To help achieve that, the

migration routes and fish spawning sites will be respected. During the building phase,

pipeline will be monitored from the air and the ground and

disturbances will be kept to a minimum by having construction vehicles access most of

routinely inspected inside and out to identify and address

the pipeline using existing forestry roads. Instead of building all new bridge structures, it

any integrity issues. But that doesn’t mean we will not

will use existing watercourse crossings where possible. When construction is completed

prepare for an incident. We will adhere to world-leading

on each section, soil will be returned and shrubs and grasses native to the region will be

practices for oil spill response and recovery systems. Emergency response equipment

planted. If any large trees are removed to make way for the pipeline, a new tree will be

and training will be provided and constantly updated and upgraded. Training exercises

planted in another location as part of Enbridge’s commitment to plant a tree for every

with our own operations personnel and local emergency providers will be conducted on a

tree we remove to build our projects.

regular basis. Can we guarantee that there will never be a significant pipeline failure? Our original pledge to build a safe pipeline combined with further enhancements made after hearing the concerns of British Columbians puts us closer than any other pipeline system in the world to providing that guarantee.

Discover more about our rigorous design and safety standards and join the conversation at

It’s more than a pipeline.

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The Mile 0 Post has been moved to the NAR Park to make room for a Christmas tree that will take its place in the middle of 10 Street and 102 Avenue over the holiday season. The South Peace Oilmen’s Association hosted the annual Christmas Tree Light Up last Friday night with a few technical difficulties; some Christmas lights weren’t working. There was live entertainment and hot drinks and snacks provided by some of the downtown businesses.

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DAWSON CREEK - Decorating your home for the season can really put you in the holiday spirit. Some residents will have a brighter season thanks to a Christmas light exchange hosted by the Northern Environmental Action Team at the Dawson Creek Mall last Saturday. Residents with broken or old Christmas lights had the opportunity to exchange them free of charge for new LED Christmas lights, provided by Canadian Tire and the City of Dawson Creek. NEAT hosted the event as part of a contract they have with BC Hydro, they will also be hosting exchanges in Chetwynd, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John. “The whole idea of the LED light exchange is to get people to bring in their old Christmas lights that aren’t really energy efficient…to bring them in so that they can be recycled and in exchange for that we give them a set of LED lights which are more environmentally friendly,” said Kayla Boyd, eco-advisor for NEAT. LED lights are said to be

more energy efficient, some using 98 per cent less energy than a regular bulb. “...that’s kind of a really big number there, which is pretty awesome when you think about it, so a lot of energy conservation there,” Boyd said. In addition it lasts longer and burns cooler compared to a regular bulb. NEAT had 182 sets of lights to give away on Saturday and also distributed hot chocolate and other goodies to families participating in the program. “The City of Dawson Creek has also provided free popcorn and we have the free kid’s movie.” Participants who exchanged lights and those who took the city bus to exchange lights had the opportunity to win two separate Christmas stocking gift basket. “Everyone in the mall kind of helped with putting together a prize pack, so all the businesses in the mall are kind of contributing to the event and the Source has loaned a TV,” Boyd said, adding that the Chamber of Commerce was also involved in the event. With environmental health being the top priority at NEAT, they plan to recycle all the returned lights to the DC Recycling and Bottle Depot; the facility will accept Christmas lights all year long.

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Holiday Trends Favor Bold Positive Colours and Environmentally Friendly Designs By Joanne Craft Submitted article

imaginable. • Mini Matters – Replica tabletop Christmas trees can define the splendor of the season without harming the environment. Pairing a mini tree with glass vases quarter filled with ornaments and holiday spice fragrances is transformative. A four to five ft. tall table top permanent botanical tree lit with LED lights in containers can be placed on coffee tables to brighten up even the smallest spaces. • Antique Pastels - Reawakening, insight, dreamy are a few descriptive words to describe the renaissance of pastels including soft, robin egg blue that are taking hold this holiday. When designing your holiday theme, begin with the main focal point feature and start with the large decor piece first and then add smaller accent pieces around it to complement and enhance the space. Focus on less travelled areas for the most visual impact. Some key focal features to consider in your holiday décor mix include: • Glass vases filled a 1/4 with ornaments • Package/gift boxes stacked (tower) 5ft tall • Cascading ornaments suspended from ceiling • Dogwood branches lit

As a Vancouver, BC-based interior plantscaping design professional surrounded by my region’s stunning landscape of mountains, forests and oceans, I can’t help but be in tune with nature with my designs. As I visit with dozens of businesses in the hospitality, retail, transportation, and commercial real estate industries, the trend for holiday 2012 favors bold colours that convey positivity and environmentally friendly designs that are creative and playful. If you are looking to transform a humdrum home or workplace into an environment worthy of lingering in while sipping eggnog or hosting a festive party, consider the following tips: • Theme and Colour Come First – Determine your theme and preferred colours as step one in building a holiday environment. Pantone, the authorities on colour, dubbed Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange hue as the colour of 2012. This holiday season, we are following Pantone’s cue with a lot of vibrant colours that convey happiness and positivity. Rich jewel tones, fuchsia, electric blue, turquoise, apple green create positive happy synergy! Crystals and chandeliers and battery operated candles are a hot trend for holiday 2012 as people look for warmth, sparkle and shine this holiday season. Chandeliers created from flowing crystals and rhinestones dripping off metal tree stands, branches and floral arrangements add elegance and a sense of arrival. The reflective quality of the material brings depth and interest to any design. • Organic Cheer – A naturalistic trend—mixing permanent botanicals which are botanically-accurate replica plants made with authentic, dried stems and flowers from natural plant materials or with silk and plastics alongside live plants— is taking root this holiday. Hydrangea, yarrow, moss balls, bamboo and reindeer moss are some of the permanent botanicals on trend this season. Nature inspired holiday trends include recycling old Traditional French-style treat enrobed ornaments by wrapping fabric around them and tying with in real Belgian milk chocolate ribbon, and using burlap ribbon, leaves, berries, and recyFor all your entertaining needs this season! cled paper. The organic trend Store Hours: Sunday • 10 AM - 6 PM also favors celebrating nature Monday - Wednesday • 10 AM - 7 PM with artificial birds including Thursday - Friday • 10 AM - 8 PM owls being popular this season. Saturday • 9 AM - 7 PM • White Goes with Everything – White is seen 9600-93rd Avenue as clean, pure and fresh when (Totem Mall) Fort St. John, BC paired with almost any coPhone (250) 263-9500 lour and it can bring a fresh new look to almost any colour

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The Concerned Citizens for British Columbia support the BC Liberal free enterprise coalition and Clark’s “commitment to balanced budgets, economic development and job creation.” Shepard is on a province-wide tour creating awareness about B.C.’s “economic prosperity.” B.C. is currently number one in Canada for job creation and venture capital investment, according to the CC4BC fact sheet. The current government is also looking to Site C, a controversial topic in the Peace region, as means to fulfill expected power needs for the province.

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Jim Shepard, founder of the Concerned Citizens for British Columbia, made a trip to Fort St. John to speak with media and the Fort St. John’s Oilmen’s Association.

Former industry CEO crusades for Clark By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – The NDP has the leading support of voters in B.C., according to a recent Angus Reid poll. Adrian Dix, NDP leader, currently holds the voter’s highest approval rating of 45 per cent, while Liberal Premier Christy Clark hangs on to 28 per cent. To challenge these numbers and gain momentum for Clark, a political action committee was created earlier this fall. They call themselves the Concerned Citizens for British Columbia (CC4BC), a ‘pre-campaign’ for the Liberal Party. “What we are is, a PAC, a political action committee,” said CC4BC founder Jim Shepard, former Canfor and Finning CEO. “But what somebody said to me the other day, ‘What you guys

got going is a serendipitous force of nature.’ ‘What you are, is a business counterweight to what the unions have been doing for years,’” the retiree added. The Concerned Citizens for British Columbia’s mission is to boost Clark’s popularity—in a good way—by the time election season rolls around next spring. Shepard said the chances to meet their mission, “look pretty good.” “The Liberals, they are going to be really activated when the election starts on April 13, they’re going to be running for 30 days,” said Shepard, adding that in order to fulfill their mission they would have to start immediately. “As far as I’m concerned the campaign started right now.”



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TUMBLER RIDGE - Seventy-nine new landmarks have graced the skyline on the drive to Tumbler Ridge down Highway 52. Capital Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quality Wind project is now complete and is located approximately 15km northeast of the town. The wind farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s combination of 35 V90 and 44 V100 1.8-megawatt wind turbines officially went into commercial operation on Nov. 8 after two years of construction and numerous years of planning. The 142-megawatt facility has the capacity to generate enough power to meet the average annual needs of approximately 43,000 homes; Capital Power has a 25-year energy purchase agreement with BC Hydro. Purely considering the number of turbines in the farm, Quality Wind project manager, Steve Owens, says that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the largest wind farm in Western Canada. Ironically the renewable resource that the farm was built for, wind, was also one of the biggest challenges the construction crew faced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To build roads through the Peace Region, especially in that area with all the ridges and varying terrain was a real struggle for us, battling the wind and the weather conditions were also a challenge,â&#x20AC;? said Owens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The greatest challenge though was the coordination of getting all of the equipment on to the site just in time for erection and getting it done before the wind resource really picked up in late September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with the large cranes, with 340 feet up, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really do the work when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windy, so we tried to avoid wind when it was

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FORT ST. JOHN - On Nov. 6, Frederic Lemieux of MAXXAM Analytics presented a donation of $500 to North Peace Kidsport. The cost of organized sports can be a barrier to participation and limit the choices for some families. KidSportTM is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children ages 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 to participate in a sport of their choice. When kids have access to physical activity, they have the opportunity to reach their highest potential which can positively impact physical health, development of social skills, self-esteem, and friendships.

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FORT ST. JOHN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In May, Movember advocate Neil Evans, received the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Award alongside his dad, Larry. This month, Neil, a registered nurse and inpatient unit manager at the Fort St. John Hospital, was the recipient of Northern Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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November 22, 2012

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By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – When Joel and Gigi Yuen decided to expand their family of three, they turned to adoption. “We just wanted children. We wanted a family. We’ve got a biological daughter, she’s 17. We just wanted a larger family and that’s why we wanted to adopt,” said Joel. In 2007, the couple adopted Gabby, who is now 6, from China.

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“It was great. Gabby was just under a year, just to see the people bring her out, was just…yeah…it’s just an incredible feeling,” said an almostspeechless Joel about the day he met his second daughter. Three years later they adopted a second child, Tao, who was also born in China. “When we got Tao, it was a different feeling. I remember getting his photo in the package, the first thing that came to my mind was, ‘Tao, it’s time to come home.’” In the Peace region, there Kyla Corpuz photos were Top: The Yuen family: Joel, Gigi, Gabby, 6 and Tao, 6 along with Jamie Giesbrecht (right) Story continued on Page 23A. make a delegation before city council on Nov. 13 to proclaim November as Adoption Awareness Month in Fort St. John. Bottom: City council makes the proclomation.

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Adoption awareness Story continued from Page 22A.

six adoption placements in the last year, from 2011 to 2012. On Nov. 13, city council proclaimed November as Adoption Awareness Month. “I think it’s really good that we have the city’s acknowledging, because there is a real need out there,” said Joel. In the last five years, 1,400 children have been adopted in B.C., and there are still over 1,000 children waiting for homes, according to a press release by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, 12 of which are in the Peace region.

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“We’ve heard of children that haven’t been adopted, that are waiting to be adopted … they want to belong. They want to be a part of a family,” he added. The press release also states the importance of teenage adoption. “Children and youth, who are provided the stability and support found through adoption, experience better outcomes than their peers who leave government care without the foundation of a permanent family environment. “While youth over the age of 12 make up more than 30 per cent of the children and youth in care waiting to be adopted, they only represent 10 per cent of annual adoptions in B.C.” Adoption Awareness Month is a “celebration of the loving families created when people open their hearts and commit to sharing their lives with a vulnerable child or youth.”

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• Nov. 23 & 24: Ten Thousand Villages Sale will be held on Nov. 23, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Nov. 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Northgate Mennonite Brethren Church, 1800-109 Avenue, Dawson Creek (blue church across from Kitchen Park). A variety of fair trade handcrafted items by artisans from developing countries will be available for purchase. • Nov 24: Rotary Manor Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea. 1121-90th Ave. Dawson Creek. 2:00-4:00pm. Crafts, Raffle, Baked Goods, and Tea Admission $4.00 Proceeds go towards resident programs and activities. Everyone Welcome • Dec. 1: UCW Christmas Tea, Bake Sale & “Grannie’s Attic” from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at South Peace United Church Upper Hall, 1300-104thAve., Dawson Creek. • Dec. 1: South Peace United Church Christmas Concert startingat 7:00 pm in the Church’s Sanctuary, 1300-104th Ave., Dawson Creek. By donation. • Dec. 1: Country music dance at the Senior Citizen’s Hall, 1101 McKellar Ave. Dance from 8:30 to 12:30. Admission includes lunch, 19+ event. More info: Fred 250-782-2191 or Linda 250-843-7418. • Dec. 4: Seniors! Come join us for a workshop at CCR&R in the Co-op Mall at 1.30pm. We will be making Christmas ornaments out of recycled books! Come enjoy some refreshments, Christmas music and some good company!


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• The North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre is holding its annual Baby Bottle fundraiser from October 14th – December 2nd. Empty baby bottles can be picked up at MasterPeace Framing, your local church, or the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. Fill your bottles with your loose change and return to one of these locations by December 2nd. Your donations make it possible for our centre to continue to provide services to moms and babies in our community! Location: #208, 10139-100th St, FSJ (above the TD Bank) or call 250-787-5584 for more information. • 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.

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• The Visually Impaired Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, 1400 113 Ave. Each

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• Nov. 24: The FSJ Arts Market will be open from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free. We have Demos and Art Vendors of many varieties. We are located in the Pomeroy Sports Centre (Enerplex), in the right wing Bell Meeting room. For more information on the event call 250.793.6599 or email • Nov. 24: Senior’s Christmas Craft, Bake Sale & Tea. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. at Peace Luthern Church Basement 9812-108 Avenue. Any baking or craft donations gratefully appreciated. To rent craft tables, call Kathy at 7854937. No home based business requests please. • Nov. 24: The 2276 Rocky Mountain Army Cadets are having a bottle drive on Saturday to raise funds for their activities. Contact Carla Lowther at 250-785-7425 or, for pick up of bottles from people’s houses. • Dec. 5: Fort St. John North Peace Museum’s Christmas Tea. Enjoy museum admission, goodies, and tea for only $5.00. Come see the Museum decorated for Christmas and savour delicious home-baked goods. North Peace Historical Society Members receive 10% off most gift shop items. This event takes place on Wednesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 100th Street). Call 250-787-0430 for more information.

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• Dec. 7: Truck Light Parade and Food Drive. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost of admission and food is by donation. Please bring non-perishable foods for the Salvation Army Christmas Hampers.

month we have a guest speaker and we share lunch. (cost by donation). Anyone who is visually impaired or who cares about someone with vision difficulties is welcome to attend. For further information please call Kathy 782-7539 or Margaret 782-3221. • If you know how to visit with a friend, you already have the skills required to be a CASI Friendly Visitor volunteer! There are seniors in Dawson Creek right now who would like to have a friend come and visit them and perhaps take them to doctor’s appointments or shopping. Can you spare an hour or two a week to visit a senior? Call CASI (Community Action for Seniors’ Independence) today. 250-782-1138 ext. 228, email or visit the website at • Mile 0 Quilt Guild meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Studio 10 at KPAC. Come join us for sewing, fun and friendship. Contact Gloria at 250 786 5597. for more info. • Alcoholics Anonymous - meets Mon., Tues., Fri., & Sat., 8 p.m. at Peace River Health Unit. Wed. 8 p.m. Hospital Education Room. All meetings are open. • Mile 0 Al-Anon meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Health Unit, Dawson Creek. • Dawson Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7pm at Farmer’s Advocacy Office 1032 103 Ave (Front door on 11 st.) Contact Heather at 250-784-5700 or 780-353-3050.

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• 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) 7742541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574.

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• 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.


• Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library, 5012 46 Street. If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to, phone 788-9658 or 788-1100

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• Tumbler Ridge’s self-employed women will receive six months of free personal business monitoring beginning this October at no charge. If you are a self-employed woman in their first three years of operation, or partially operate a business, contact Sara Cooper at the Women’s Enterprise Centre at 1-800-643-7014 ext. 104 or Mila Lansdowne by e-mail at or (250) 242-3389. Registration is required.


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