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November 24, 2011 - Vol. 8 - No. 47

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RE-ELECTED councillors

NEW councillors

Sue Kenny

Duncan Malkinson

Cheryl Shuman

Charlie Parslow

Terry McFadyen

Shaely Wilbur

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Ackerman voted in as Fort St. John mayor By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - Only 60 votes separated Lori Ackerman and Don Irwin from claiming the title as mayor. Ackerman received 1,269 votes while Irwin cut it close with 1,209 votes. Mike Murray, who was also in the race, staggered behind with 198 votes. Ackerman made her transition from city councillor to mayor. In an interview with EnergeticCity.ca, Lori expressed her relief that the race was finally over. “I’m feeling glad it’s over, the race is run,” said Ackerman moments after the results were revealed. “The tone at the top will change,” she said. “We need to realize that there’s no magic potions to fix absolutely everything — but I think that with consistent measures focused on the vision we have for the community, we will be able to achieve the community that we’re hoping for.” Ackerman said she was looking forward to celebrate her success with her supporters. EnergeticCity.ca also caught up with Irwin who said the differences in campaigning tactics between him and Ackerman are what brought the race to a close call. “I went at it as if it was going to be close, and it was. So, I made sure I went to every door and tried to get every vote,” said Irwin. Though Irwin’s votes were just shy of Ackerman’s, he said in an interview with the Northeast News, that he doesn’t know what he would have done differently in the campaign. Voter turnout for this civic election was 21 per cent, a two per cent drop from the last election.

D.C. elects old and new faces for city council By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Approximately 23.4 per cecnt of Dawson Creek’s eligible voters decided the City’s new councillors. Incumbents Sue Kenny, Terry McFadyen, and Cheryl Shuman were re-elected, as well as newcomers Duncan Malkinson, Charlie Parslow, and Shaely Wilbur. School Trustees Richard Powell and Tamara Ziemer were also re-elected in the only election School District 59 saw.

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Continued from page 1. New addition to council, Parslow, who was out of the country for the majority of election season, had the most votes with 893, followed by the youngest councillor 18 year old Duncan Malkinson with 867 votes. Shuman had the third highest of votes with 825, then Kenny with 772, McFadyen with 747, and Wilbur with 721 votes. Malkinson and Wilbur attribute their success to reaching out to the community on a personal level. “It’s just meeting them face-to-face. There’s no better way to intrude upon somebody’s consciousness than to meet them face-to-face, and that was the emphasis of my advertising and my campaign,” Malkinson said. He went door to door to get his name out there. “I attribute the votes that I got to hard work, reaching out to the community, and putting myself out there. I don’t think that people should have to come to you I think you should go to the people and I think I did that and it paid off for me and I’m happy to represent them,” said Wilbur. Throughout her campaign Wilbur used various social media sites to engage people, she intends to continue using those methods as well as personal meet and greets to connect with the community. “My facebook, my twitter account, and my webpage are going to continue on. I’m also going to make arrangements once a month to be somewhere in the community once a month so people can engage me in the community...I want to continue that, you cannot know what’s going on in your community if you don’t engage them, so I think that’s important,” Wilbur said. Wilbur, Kenny, and Shuman believe that the new council is a good mix of individuals that will likely bring about healthy debate. “I think the new people on council will bring some different ideas and aspects that maybe the incumbents weren’t ware of, so I think together we’re going to be a strong team and we will move this community forward for everyone,” said Wilbur. “It’s great to be re-elected, and it’s an honour to have peo-

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ple vote for you and trust you...I’m humbled that people believe in me and want to see me in there again...I think we’re going to have some pretty good debates going on in the councilor chambers, and I think we will have some fresh input and ideas. Debate is good,” Kenny said. “I think there’s a really great mix of demographics - age groups, women, and that kind of thing,” Shuman said. While all successful candidates were no doubt happy about the news, they were a little disappointed with the low voter turnout, 1,668 of approximately 7,000 eligible voters. “I’m very happy, very very happy with the results. I’m not so happy with the turnout, I think that that is an absolute pitiful turnout to our election. I don’t know if it’s because there’s no mayor running, people weren’t coming out to choose the mayor and whether they feel that councillors aren’t as important to vote for,” said Shuman. “It’s very disappointing that people don’t come out and vote, I think it’s complacency that they’re not paying attention to how decisions are being made with the city. I would rather that people be engaged and understand why the decisions are being made…This is an opportunity to come out and speak up and that’s disappointing that people aren’t that engaged. But on the other hand maybe they feel that everything’s fine and that things are going to roll, no matter who’s on council, and that’s unfortunate because it does make a difference,” Kenny said. Chief Elections Officer Brenda Ginter believes the low voter turnout is due to not having a mayor race. “There was no mayor race, therefore no voter turnout…they (voters) feel that that’s the most important spot and many don’t realize he’s one vote out of the whole council,” she said. Wilbur thinks the lack of voters was due to the weather. “I consider two factors, the weather the roads are definitely and issue, and the fact that the community is accustomed to voting at the central middle school, which is a more central location so maybe having it out and the Encana events centre is a change for them so that maybe effected numbers,” Wilbur said.


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Gord Klassen with his wife. Klassen and Byron Stewart filled the two open coucillor positions. Stewart was not present during the election results.

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Two new councillors for Fort St. John By Kyla Corpuz and Erica Fisher (EnergeticCity.ca)

FORT ST. JOHN - Gord Klassen and Byron Stewart are Fort St. John’s newest councillors. Current incumbents Larry Evans, Dan Davies, Trevor Bolin and Bruce Christensen were re-elected. The results were announced on Nov. 19, shortly after polls closed at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. In a phone interview with the Northeast News, Klassen said after being announced his new title, the meaning of being a city councillor really sunk in. “Fairly quickly, the person realizes the weight of that decision as well and the responsibility that comes with that, so I think that was a big part for me as well,” he said. He said he looks forward to being a “team player”, and supporting the overall effort of council to move the city forward. Klassen received 1,693. He was a trustee on the School District 60 School Board for the past six years. He is also involved as a pastor at the Fort St. John Alliance Church and is a chaplain at the Fire Department. Byron Stewart received 1,296 votes. This is Stewart’s second time running for city council. He ran during the by-election in 2006, after the death of his father, then councillor Don Stewart. Stewart is the manager of the Lido Theatre and is involved with KidSport. Stewart was not present during the election results and the Northeast News was unable to get a comment from him before press. Once again, Evans received the most votes, with 1,831. Evans has been a city councillor for the past six years. He is a Fort St. John historian, and a former Fire Chief. Evans received 1,839 votes in 2008, more than any other councillor or mayoral candidate. Coming in second is Davies with 1,749 votes. Davies has been

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New study finds 10 intersections that need improvement By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A recent report provided a list of improvements to potentially reduce incidents at 10 intersections. The Identification of High Risk Collision Intersections report conducted by OPUS International looked at the 10 most vulnerable places for crashes to occur. The report then analyzed what changes should occur to make those impact zones safer. The intersection by Sobeys on 96 Street and 93 Avenue topped the list but changes have already been made to decrease the number of crashes. “Last year we put the left-turn arrow in, that has already made an impact,” said director of infrastructure and capital works Victor Shopland. In addition, installations for left-turn signals on 93 Avenue’s east and west lights would further improve it said Shopland. There were three fewer crashes from 2009 to 2010. 100 Avenue and Alaska Highway by Kal Tire was listed as the worst highway intersection — it saw 15 crashes in 2010 and a total of 87 crashes in the past five years. Shopland noted The Ministry of Transportation was ultimately responsible for this road and the city would have to work in conjunction with it to improve the intersection. The last time the city used a report to improve its streets was approximately seven years ago, according to Shopland, however that report only looked at the main corridors. “We had worked through the corridors study recommendation and it was decided that we should work with ICBC for a whole network screen,” he said. With traffic volumes fairly large and busy, Shopland said the city and ICBC were taking the approach of being “proactive”, that is why the study was conducted.

“It was time to look at the whole network again, and see where we could possibly make some more improvements,” he added The report was brought to Council, who decided on Nov. 14, that expenses to make improvements, outlined in the report, would be considered during the 2012 budget deliberation process. The City and ICBC will make the improvements and costs to do so will be shared. Of the 10 intersections listed, six were “selected as strong candidates for providing a high return on road safety investments”. The estimated cost to     Facial  aesthetics   improve the six intersections is Facial  aesthetics   Isabel   Medical  Botox   Isabe between $369,500 to $429,500 Medical  Botox   [Your  Titl Cosmetic   B otox   whereas the annual crash costs [Your  T Cosmetic   Botox   Fillers   sits at $3,452,000, according to [Your  E-­‐Ma Fillers   Laser   the report. [Your   E-­‐ [Web   Addre Laser     OPUS International used Book  online  at   [Web  Ad   Book   online  at   crash history from ICBC’s www.mediskin.ca     [Street  Add records to determine which www.mediskin.ca     [City],   or  email   [StatA [Street   intersections saw the highest [Postal   Cod mediskin@ymail.com   or   email   [City],   [S volume in collisions. [Postal   C mediskin@ymail.com   Phone 250-787-0010 The reports originally gathered 30 intersections that need- 11116 100th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC Isabel  Leeuwner   ed improvement, but only anaIsabel   lyzed the top ten. Isabel   Leeuwner   [Your  Title]   [Your  Titl

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Results for SD 60, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope By Kyla Corpuz

SCHOOL DISTRICT 60 – School District 60’s zone five has two new trustees. Joining current trustee, Jaret Thompson, is Darrell Pasichnyk and Linda Nielsen. Nielsen, a former cadet instructor, tallied up the most votes with 1,334. Thompson was right behind with 1,321. Pasichnyk gathered 866 votes, beating out Adrian Telizyn by 55 votes. HUDSON’S HOPE – Three new council members will join acclaimed mayor Karen Anderson and current incumbents Gwen Johansson, Darryl Johnson and Travous Quibell. David Heiberg received 230 votes, just four votes behind Johansson. Nicole Gilliss followed closely behind with 210 votes and Kelly Miller gathered 200 votes.

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November 24, 2011

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By Michelle Mobley - Literacy Coordinator Over fifty percent of young people in Canada have their own mobile phones, and many say they can text with their eyes closed. With this extensive use of technology among youth, how do we teach them to text responsibly, or protect them from bullies or predators? Talk to them about cell phone use right from the first phone plan, and lay down some guidelines. Only give your mobile number to family and close friends, and never post your phone number online. If you are being harassed or bullied, do not respond. Instead, kids should discuss the problem with a trusted adult. You can also report harassing texts to your service provider. Emphasize the importance of being careful with personal information. Make sure your child understands how to use their mobile phone ethically and responsibly. Texting provides a quick, easy way for youth to stay in touch with parents or caregivers, and it is relatively inexpensive. With a little bit of sound information and guidance, cell phone use can be a positive and practical way to communicate. If you would like to know more about safe texting, visit www. textED.ca. The site was developed to teach youth about responsible wireless communication, and they have also provided an ‘acronictionary’ for those of us who need help with translation. tafn tlk2ul8r!

MLA Pimm looks back at Remembrance Day By Pat Pimm MLA, Peace River North I attended the local Remembrance Day ceremonies in Fort St. John and also got to go to Hudson’s Hope to attend their evening Remembrance Day dinner. I was very honoured to attend these functions on behalf of Premier Christy Clark and the Province of British Columbia I was pleased to see the parade and service in Fort St. John, as well as the dinner in Hudson’s Hope so well attended. It was heartwarming to see British Columbian’s showing their support for the sacrifices that our Veterans past and present – make, so that we can live the life that we sometimes take for granted. I am so proud of the young men and women that have shown their bravery so that we can have the rights and freedoms that we enjoy. This fall brings the local municipal and several First Nations elections. I will be spending the better part of January going to some of these communities to congratulate them and begin working with them to bring their issues to the provincial level. I will also be going to as many rural communities and halls to hear your concerns. Please call my office if you have any concerns that you would like me to be aware of or to attend any meetings or public discussions. Speaking of elections, I would like to say a couple of words about our newly elected Premier Christy Clark. Premier Clark travelled into the Peace Country and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality during her bid for

the leadership of our party, she then came back to Fort St. John and held her very first Open Town Hall meeting. She also returned to Fort Nelson and spoke at the BC Energy Conference and then she was again in Fort St John for the evening to honour former MP Jay Hill. I just wanted to make this point because she has been B.C.’s Premier for less than a year and she has already been in our North Peace

riding several times. To me this says an awful lot about our new Premier and I am very happy to say that she truly gets what our region means to the province. I have no idea how she manages to juggle her schedule around to get to all of the communities that she does, but I’m very happy she’s found the time to visit us here in the Peace region.

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Ontario’s Marianne Girard to make a D.C stop on Home Routes tour By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- Fans of roots music are in for a treat as singer songwriter, Marianne Girard, is taking a break from her White Knuckles tour to do a Home Routes tour throughout the northeast. Girard is scheduled to make several stops including Hudson’s Hope, Fort. St. John, Terrace, Chetwynd, and Dawson Creek. On her set list are songs from her 2009 album, Pirate Days, but she also plays songs from her two older albums When it Hurts and In This Town, as well as freshly written material. Girard takes inspiration for her songs from the places she’s been and the people she meets. “I’m a product of my environment, everywhere I go I seem to take on that in my expression and my creativity. I was just in Italy recently, so all my songs are influenced by being in that environment,” she said. She describes her songwriting as narrative pieces, preferring to tell stories then anything else. “I like to paint, literally paint pictures and tell stories in the songs is my main focus. That hasn’t changed because that’s what I like to do. I’ll hear a story that inspires me and it will come back out in a song,” Girard said. “Traditionally, folk singers were attributers, so they spread the news from town to town, that’s really where that style comes from and that’s kinda what I do. These are personal stories, or stories that come to me that no body would ever hear, but they have to move me in some way, I have to have some organic connection,” she said. A lot of singers like to write from experience, telling their audience about their own personal lives. Although many would find the life of a singer/ songwriter interesting, Girard likes to keep the attention on others. “I find other people much more interesting,” she said. Growing up in Delaware, ON Girard started singing very young and joined her school and church choir. “I do remember being very young, playing like I was a singer, it was never encouraged. There was always singing in school, there was a choir and there was a church choir, there was lots of opportunity to sing then,” she said. She formed a duo with her older brother and played a coffee house in the University of Western Ontario in London as her first gig in 1974. Her brother wrote the songs and they played weekly there for a year before she went off on her own. “That was pretty much into the fire, that was it after that,” Girard said about her passion for writing. “I think it immediately got into my bones, we had a regular gig every week after that at the same place. So it was within a year that I knew that I was a writer and needed to write and went and left on my own, it must have been in my bones…I wasn’t writing by then, but it was really obvious to me that I needed that expression in my life, so my entire life has been based on that,” she said. Girard left home when she was 18 years old and moved to the foothills of Nashville for a year to write, living off of money saved and occasionally playing gigs and writing music for publishing houses. She explains that in the 70s Nashville was not a partying tourist city but one dominated by studios and publishing companies.

“I had worked and saved, I did get gigs but for the most part I just knew that I really had to make a shift in order to start writing…I just wanted to write, I just wanted to be a writer, so it was more ending up in the foothills in a cabin then it was Nashville, but Nashville was sort of a byproduct of that, Nashville wasn’t my destination it just happened to be close by. That was just an interesting organic connection,” she said. Moving and traveling around the United States to sing and write for years, Girard left the music industry in 1992 to raise her family. She retrained as an art therapist and worked in schools and clinics for ten years doing art therapy before returning to the music business in 2002. Throughout Girard’s long career she has traveled all across North America and Europe, wrote the ceremonial song for the United Nations Peace Conference in Toronto in 1991, and she was nominated for the Best Contemporary Singer at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards. She has never had major industry support, but that’s never really bothered her. “I’ve never had a major label, or major industry support, it’s always been my own thing…if I landed a song then that would be great, but my main focus is to write and to play and to get my work out there and that’s the best way for it to be noticed,” Girard said. “I know lots of people who have had industry support and it’s been a nightmare, so I really think it’s a double edged sword. You get the profile and you get the funding and you get all that but you’re pretty much tied financially and creatively to that company, and I know people who have been released from the company because they haven’t had a major hit or something, they’re really relieved, like the stress is off,” she added. Girard hopes to have another album out within a year. Until then, her touring continues until she reaches home December 24, arriving by train, which she will be entertaining on. “I’m taking the train but I’ll be entertaining on the train back to Ontario, so that will be fun, that will give me time to just chill” Girard will be playing in Dawson Creek on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Art Gallery.

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Certificate program to help B.C. businesses in the energy services sector “One of the reasons Shell likes it, is because it identifies a By Jill Earl DAWSON CREEK- Energy Services BC recognized Shell local business, so the certificate will help a local small busias the first supporter of their BC Based Business Certificate ness or large business say ‘hey we are local, I know you guys Program last Tuesday, Nov. 15. The program officially began are committed to hiring local companies, we’re actually certified local.’ So it’s a great marketing tool,” said Brad Caldwell, June 1st of this year, and now has 240 members. “What we are is the voice of the service sector, we have President of Audit Tree, the company that developed the softapproximately 240 members as we speak, is there room for ware for the online certification program. Rej Tetrault, Operations Manager for northeastern B.C. for more? Absolutely. We’d like to see 400 or 500 members,” said Shell Canada, received recognition on behalf of Shell. Dave Turchanski, President of Energy Services BC. “Shell is really proud to support Energy Services B.C, we “We have all kinds of different people in the service sector industry that are apart of our membership, whether it’s road want to really show you how motivated we are to Dawson builders, pipeline contractors, facility construction contrac- Creek and the Fort St. John communities, not only in the cities tors…we have a number of contractors that do support the in- but the smaller towns as well…we want to see ourselves as dustry,” Turchanski said. The BC Based Business Certificate Program was developed by Energy Services BC to help promote B.C. businesses in the energy industry. Businesses can register to be certified by answering 10 questions on the Energy Services BC website. Questions ask whether the company has a local physical address, if their vehicles are insured in B.C., if they do business locally, and if they’re incorporated in the province of B.C. After the company sends proof of these things, they will be added to the database and producer companies can search for their desired service. “We’ve come up with this BC Based Business Certificate Program, it’s basically 10 questions, you go through it and you answer everything, and if you can prove that you’ve got insurance in the province of British Columbia, Jill Earl photo and there’s other criteria that you have to meet then you are considered a B.C. based contrac- Dave Turchanski recognizes Rej Tetrault, on behalf of Shell Canada, as the first BC Based Business Certificate Program’s supporter. tor,” said Turchanski. Turchanski says that the program has room for a lot of growth, as there are approximately 2,500 direct and indirect energy services in the northeast region. He says a lot of companies hire out of the province because they’re unaware of the services available here. “A lot of that stuff comes out of the engineering firms or the offices in Calgary and a lot of times there might not be the resources available, or if the resources are available they are overlooked a lot of the times…don’t do their ground work or Holiday Sale - Custom Blinds • Nov 14th - Dec 15th their homework to see what’s available in British Columbia… Large Selection of Quality Blinds • 40% OFF List Price That’s probably the biggest part of the problem, or it’s just 2” Wood Venetians• 2” Wood Faux Venetians who they know…So basically it’s the knowledge of the area, Roller Shades • Black-out or Sheer-view and it’s the companies that are here that we have to get those Elegance or PSC Vertical Blinds guys in Calgary to be familiar with. They can go on to our website to check it, some will, some won’t, but it’s just to get Hunter Douglas Pleated Shades & Honeycomb Shades everybody educated as to what’s up here,” said Turchanski. 30% OFF List Price Certified members can also use their certificates as marketCall The Blind Man for a Free Consultation ing material.

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Streeper stays on as Fort Nelson mayor By Erica Fisher (EnergeticCity.ca) and Brent Hodson

Fort Nelson - Fort Nelson has reelected Bill Streeper as its mayor. Streeper received 65.2 per cent of the vote, while the challenger Doug Roper received 33.2 percent.

He was elected as a city councillor in 2002 and has been mayor since 2009. Streeper was voted in by acclamation three years ago, after his two opponents dropped out of the race. Since then he boasts a multitude of improvements to the city under himself and council, including finishing the recreation centre on time and on budget, improving the streets

and roads, creating the regional municipality and the increase of local workers in the Horn River Basin. Streeper ran his own oil field company until 2006 is now retired. Joining Streeper will be newcomers Laurie Dolan and Danny Soles. Returning to their previous seats on council are Kim Eglinski, Todd Osbourne, Ron Vegeant and Doug McKee Voter turnout in Fort Nelson was 39.4% with 1609 out of 4082 eligible voters. School District #81 (Fort Nelson) school trustess will be Linda Dolen, Lorraine Bumstead, Mike Gilbert, Doug Tofte and Eric Ashdown.

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City manager clarifies $2 million land purchase By Kyla Corpuz

Confusion lingered around whether or not land had been purchased for the proposed Energy Interpretive Centre (Saa Maa Centre) and at what cost. Before residents casted their final votes on Nov. 19, a comment made by, then mayoral candidate Lori Ackerman (who has since claimed title as mayor), regarding the $2 million land purchase, stirred confusion by some.

On Nov. 14, Ackerman said her and her colleagues “honestly believed that the process was not complete in the purchase of the land.” Mayoral candidate Mike Murray, addressed the project at the all-candidates forum on Nov. 9. Shortly after, an audience member questioned the feasibility of the proposed $17.5 million Energy Interpretive Centre. In response Ackerman stated that: “the land had not been purchased. An offer has been made on it and it is being held by the owner.” In recent clarification by city manager Dianne Hunter, the land has been purchased at $2 million. The original resolution passed by council in 2010, was that the city committed $1 million towards a $2 million-lot; with the remaining balance to be paid off within five years. Hunter added the balance was paid off quicker than expected. “When we realized we could pay it off earlier rather than carry a debt, we paid it right off.” Before the City paid off the landowner, John Herron, there was an agreement that the City would hold title of the land despite the remaining balance. for whats to “The original intention is that he would hold title come at Deesta! until the amount was paid off in full. That’s what normally happens,” said Hunter. “However, he preferred that we held title, the sale went through on that condition.” Ackerman said she was unaware the land went under the City’s name as well as the full payment — that is why she stated that the land wasn’t purchased. She said she received clarification after the all-candidate forum. The Energy Interpretive Centre is a proposed attraction site coupled with the Visitor Information Centre.

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portion of the project through Fair Share that covers aging infrastructure, said Hunter. Questions were raised over a council document on Oct. 12, 2010 that stated there was “a line transfer from the Fire Hall capital project to the Saa Maa Centre project for the City’s $1 million dollar commitment.” But Hunter said, the City didn’t go into the Fire Hall account but that the Fair Share budget intended for the Fire Hall that year wasn’t fully used. “We had some projects that didn’t proceed, so we said we can either move it [funding] forward into next year, or pay off some of our other obligations,” said Hunter — evidently, they chose the second option. If the project gets the go-ahead by new council, the extra $1 million contributed by the city will be refunded through fundraising efforts. GRANT FUNDING Four years ago the City received a $2 million-grant by Western Economic Diversification. But with the uncertainty surrounding the project, two years later the City asked for an extension to hold on to the grant, which now expires on March 31, 2012. Hunter said the provincial and federal government are aware that the project is going through a number of revisions. However, if the project does not go through the city will be required to return the grant because it’s purpose is intended solely for the construction of the Energy Interpretive Centre. In addition, Hunter noted that the City received five other grants from supporting industries that helped fund the planning of the proposed Centre. BACKGROUND In 2010 Council made a decision to purchase the eight-acre piece of land that sits along the Alaska Highway at the entrance of the city. The purchase was also slotted in the 2011 capital budget. “The decision to purchase the land was to assist Council making a determination whether or not the project was feasible or not,” said Hunter. She added that in order to continue with the Energy Interpretive Centre’s business case: cost to construct, build and service the land, the land itself had to be secured. According to Counc. Bruce Christensen, a study was done to determine the feasibility of the initial funding proposal. What was brought back to Council was a $17.5 million business plan, which Christensen said was not “stomach-able,” therefore the project was stalled and decided that it would be looked at after the 2011 civic election by new council members. “Once the new council is formed, they would then ask staff to re-look at the business plan … to see if there is an appetite for a diminished scale,” said Christensen.

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DAWSON CREEK- The Mile 0 post has temporarily been replaced by a humongous Christmas Tree for the holiday season. Last Friday, Nov. 18, residents celebrated the 20th annual Christmas Tree Light-Up thanks to South Peace Oilmen’s Association and the City of Dawson Creek. The celebration at the intersection of 102Ave and 10th Street escaped the power outage caused by a semi-truck hitting a power poll earlier that day that effected the east side of the City. Attendees sung Christmas carols and were treated to complimentary hot chocolate courtesy of CICB, Mayor Mike Bernier handed out candy canes, and Dawson Creek Realty gave out apple cider and Santa hats. Santa Clause made a special appearance to help light up the tree. See more pictures on page 3.

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The Share a Bear program is back in Fort St. John By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - The season of giving is back and so is the Share a Bear program at the Fort St. John B.C. Liquor Store. “B.C. Liquor Stores have sold plush teddy bears every November and December, and for ever sale, we donate a bear —

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Abbeyfield Annual Christmas Sale By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN - The basement of the Abbeyfield House was stocked with donated Christmas goods that were up for sale. In addition to the sale was a silent auction, with all the proceeds going to the Abbeyfield House, a non-profit organization.

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DAWSON CREEK- Northgate Mennonite Brethren Church held their 10th annual Ten Thousand Villages sale last Friday and Saturday. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit organization that sells Fair Trade crafts from artisans in over 35 countries. They sell books, coffee, chocolate, jewelry, toys, soap, baskets, and other hand made treasures from around the world. “They retain crafts people from around the world and pay them a fair wage to produce all of these crafts,” said Wayne Plenert, this year’s sale leader. The Mennonite Central Committee formed the organization 65 years ago, and was brought to Dawson Creek by the Catholic and Mennonite churches. “To me what this represents isn’t so much our effort, but the community of Dawson Creek really accepting the idea that they should support crafts people from around the world who are starting out and so forth. The idea of Dawson Creek coming out and buying Christmas presents so that they can support new

little businesses all around the world, that’s what excites us and that’s why this is such a neat project,” said Plenert. The sale ran for 12 hours and afterwards the left over product headed back to one of the organization’s warehouses. Plenert says the sale sold approximately $16,980 worth of goods, around 75% of their inventory. The sale is run all on a volunteer basis. “One of the fun things about is, is how many different churches are represented in the volunteers here? I would think five or six different churches of volunteers… we’ve had Catholics, we’ve had Anglicans and United… it’s really a wonderful interdenominational exercise,” he said.

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Native Christmas Art Sale may lead to new gallery By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – The Native Christmas Art Sale was not only an opportunity to get some holiday shopping done but also a platform to build a feasibility study. The Northeast Aboriginal Business and Wellness Centre is looking at integrating an art gallery into the downtown office. “This [Christmas art sale] is part of a feasibility study to see if it’s feasible to have an art gallery within this space so that in the future we can access that as a social enterprise for this non profit organization,” said Manon Joice, member of the NABWC. Having the space will allow local artists to promote their work, but also help them in their journey as entrepreneurs. Manon said the NABWC would mentor them in things like accounting and points of sales. “All those types of supports are meant to be sure that our clients will be successful in their endeavours,” she said. Though it may take some time before the NABWC find out if their study is a success, the opening day of the twoday art sale may be a foreshadow of what’s to come. “We know there’s a market, I mean, there were 98 people who walked in here today, that’s a pretty big number,” said Pau-

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

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By Kyla Corpuz FORT ST. JOHN – Heavy snowfall may have stopped Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ trip to Fort St. John last Friday, but the jolly couple is expected to be in town tomorrow. In the meantime, the North Pole News made a call to the North Pole to find out what brings Mr. and Mrs. Claus back to the Energetic City every year. 1) Why weren’t you able to make it to Fort St. John last Friday? Oh!! Ho ho ho….. the snow was very deep and well… I could have flown over top the snow but then the children would not have been able to see both Mrs Claus and I. It is the one chance for us to see the young ones and didn’t want to miss it. It was also very cold and we were concerned that we would not see a lot of the little ones because they would stay home.

dolf and the reindeer also like to stop here because they know that the children really love them. I read that in their letters every year.

The hOLIDAY LIghT exChAnge Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 10:00am – 2:00pm Fort St. JoHN HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE | 9820 - 108 Street Not sure what to do with your old Christmas lights? Bring them down to the Home Hardware Building Centre on Saturday, November 26 and we will recycle them for you. But that’s not all! You will also receive a new strand of multicoloured LED lights to go home with! For more information call 250.787.5791 or e-mail communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca

File photo Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be in Fort St. John on Friday, November 25 for the annual parade starting at 6pm. In 2010, approximately 50 floats showed up to strut their stuff on main street and 5,000 community members came downtown, lining the street for the annual celebration. The parade will be followed by our official tree light-up ceremony, food, hot chocolate and entertainment in Centennial Park that kicks off our holiday season.

2) What will you be doing in Fort St. John? Just as in the past, we will be in the sleigh at the end of the parade waving to all the boys and girls! When we get down to your Centennial Park, we help to light up the Christmas tree and then we get to see all the children who are bundled up snug and warm. It is a nice time for Mrs Claus and I to visit with some of the children and hear what they want for Christmas. We can check our lists to make sure that we get the right things for for delicious hot chocolate and them for Christmas.

Come and Join Your MLA Pat Pimm

3) What’s your favourite thing about making a stop in the Energetic City? All the smiling faces of course! Ho ho ho!! We know that all those young ones have tried so hard to be good year round. Mrs Claus and I enjoy hearing all their stories about the past year. It’s always nice to have a cup of hot chocolate with everyone too! Ru-

home-made cookies during the Christmas Parade!

5:30 – 6:30pm, November 25 In front of our office, on the parade route – a great view! Pat Pimm

MLA, Peace River North

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FORT ST. JOHN – Did you know that holiday lighting can increase the amount of money a homeowner spends on electricity? One way to fight rising energy costs is to use energy efficient LED holiday lights. Not sure what to do with your old Christmas lights?

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Bring them down to the Home Hardware Building Centre on Saturday, November 26 for the Holiday Light Exchange and we will recycle them for you. But that’s not all! You will also receive one strand of energy efficient LED lights to take home! Thank you to our partners: BC Hydro, Northern Environmental File photo Last year’s Light Exchange program brought in old fashion lights to be exchanged with new LED lights. The Action Team old lights were then shipped off to be recycled. (NEAT), and - Green (Must have energy efficient lighting) Home HardWinners will receive a holiday gift basket filled with ware Building Centre. Get ready, get set, decorate! Show your holiday spirit goodies, a $100 gift certificate to Home Hardware Buildby decking out your home or business to win great prizes! ing Centre, and a sign for the front yard for bragging rights! Residents may enter in the following Categories: Entry deadline is December 12, 2011 at 4pm. Pick up - Residential your entry form at City Hall, the City of Fort St. John - Not For Profit Visitor Centre, or visit www.fortstjohn.ca to download - Business your entry form.

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storytelling of any kind, the greater our ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, and communicate in print. So create a story for someone you love this Christmas; you’ll be giving a gift to everyone involved! Michele Mobley is a Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Dawson Creek. She can be reached at literacy.dc@gmail.com or join their Facebook group “Dawson Creek Literacy Now”.


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South Peace Player’s Trouble with Trent has no trouble pleasing all audiences By Jill Earl

DAWSON CREEK- The South Peace Players performed their 16th annual production, The Trouble with Trent by Fred Carmichael, last week. The players entertained audiences Thursday through Saturday with a dinner theatre, and a matinee and dessert performance on Sunday at the South Peace United Church Hall. Director and actor Everett Beaulne and his wife Mary, who produced the production, chose the play for it’s light atmosphere and majority of women characters. “What we really aim for is that it’s got to be more women then men, simply because it’s hard to find enough men. It’s lighter, like it’s dinner theatre; we’re not trying to teach anybody anything. We try to go for the laugh and it’s just what strikes people’s fancy,” said Everett Beaulne. Actors in this mystery play have been working since September for twice a week, in October practices became more frequent at three times a week. “In the end you do it until you’ve done it enough,” Everett said, he has directed the past four plays for the theatre group. The players rely on volunteers to help put the play together, Northern Lights College students for instance provided hair and makeup services for the production. “We have an awfully lot of outside people come in and help us...there are a lot of people who do the serving, just people we

know in other organizations...whoever we can talk into it,” said Everett. They also rely on the interest in the community to support the players by being apart of the audience. The performance sold out on Friday and Saturday night and had a good attendance on Thursday and Sunday. “We’re quite fortunate and appreciate that the general public supports this,” Everett said. “I really want to thank all the people coming out and attending, that’s what makes it all worth while, that’s why we do it. We

raise money but the reason why people do the acting isn’t for the money, it’s for the experience of being up on stage…unless we have the audience to support us, there would be no reason to do it,” he said. The players formed as part of a church committee but over the years expanded out into the community. Proceeds from the show went to the church to help pay for general maintenance and upkeep.

Pet Photo of the Week These are our 2 Chocolate Labs, Diesel (left) and Daisy (right). They are 5 1/2 years old. Love to play and swim and they both love the snow.

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Players Mary Beaulne and Anna Bergeron practice at their last rehearsal.

Email your pet’s photo to editor@northeastnews.ca for a chance to win a special prize from the North Peace Veterinary Clinic

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Terry Mooney plays Ossie, the most honest beach bum you could ever come across.

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DD Haverty played by Jeannie Mathews and Alice Croydon played by Suzanne Ashwell plan and plot to catch the black mailer.

1 pet will be chosen each week and will be featured in the Northeast News. Each pet chosen will be entered into a draw for a monthly prize supplied by the

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Holstein Cows N/A D1 - D2 Cows 53.00-56.00 Heiferettes 60.00-70.00 D3 - D4 Cows 48.00-53.00 Bologna Bulls 61.00-72.50 Holstein Cows 50.00-53.00 Feeder Bulls 70.00-80.00 Heiferettes 55.00-65.00 Good Bred Cows 950.00-1350.00 Bologna Bulls 62.00-72.50 Good Bred Heifers 1200.00-1500.00 Feeder Bulls 65.00-70.00 Milk Cows N/A Good Bred Cows None Cow/ Calf Pairs (younger) N/A Good Bred Heifers None Cow/ Calf Pairs (older) N/A Cow/ Calf Pairs 900.00-1000.00 Older Cows None Milk Cows None Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: 104.00-114.00 Heifers 100.00-109.50 Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: 110.00-120.00 Heifers 110.00-120.00 Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: 118.00-129.00 Heifers 112.00-121.00 Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers N/A Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: 125.00-134.00 Heifers Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: N/A Heifers 120.00-127.00 N/A Good 134.00-144.00 Heifers Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 600 800 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 92.00-100.00 Heifers 122.00-130.00 80.00-88.00 Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 500 700 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 102.00-108.00 Heifers Heifers 130.00-145.00 85.00-92.00 Good 145.00-163.00 Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 400 600 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 110.00-118.00 Heifers Heifers 145.00-152.00 98.00-104.00 Good 160.00-180.00 Good Feeder Feeder Steers Steers 300 500 lbs lbs Plus: Plus: 115.00-125.00 Heifers Heifers 150.00-165.00 100.00-108.00 Good 180.00-195.00 Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: 110.00-125.00 Heifers 100.00-110.00 cow heifer sale on Monday, 28, 2011 None Good FeederBred Steers 300& lbs Plus: NoneNovember Heifers

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Arnie Isberg It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arnie Isberg on November 14, 2011. He will be deeply missed by his wife Janice and his children Kory (Krista), Stephanie, Alyssa and his grandchildren Anna and Harpyr. He will also be missed by his mom, Pearl and his siblings Elaine Daunces, Les (Bonnie), Lorne (Karen), and Vern (Dorinda) as well as many family and friends. A memorial service will be held on November 26 at the Mennonite Brethren Church at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donation in Arnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory can be made to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund. As a husband, father, son, brother and grandfather you were good in every way and you will be so missed. God speed and love from deep within our hearts.

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UPCOMING Dawson Creek • November 30 - Country/folk musician, Marianne Girard, will be performing at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:30pm. Born to a French/ Irish Catholic family of 12, she left the south-western Ontario tobacco belt of her childhood for a life of journeying and song writing one she has steadfastly shared with her audience for over three decades. Nominated for Best Contemporary Singer at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2010. European radio calls her “a Canadian nightingale” and says “she will melt your heart and move your feet.” Presented by the South Peace Community Arts Council’s “Concerts in the Gallery” Home Routes Series. Admission charged at the door. Call 250-7822601 for more information. • CHRISTMAS POTLUCK Santa, Children’s Games & Prizes, Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Farmington Community Hall, Everyone welcome. For more information please call Catherine: 250-719-4677 • Rotary Manor Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea 112190th Ave. Dawson Creek Saturday, November 26 2:00-4:00pm

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Posting Circular: Job-1562 Administrative Assistant Professional Resource Program – Dawson Creek Job 1562 Professional Resource Program – Dawson Creek Position Title: Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities: The Administrative Assistant will: Coordinate educational events, organize and facilitate professional supports. Promote networking and community awareness Hours of Work: 10 Hours per week. Rate of Pay: As per the Collective Agreement Closing Date: December 2, 2011 Submit Resumes To: Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator P.O. Box 713 (10110 – 13th St.) Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7 Fax: (250) 782 4167 E-mail: lbrooks@spcrs.ca Please include Competition # 1562 with resume This position is open to female and male applicants. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is a union position. For more information please visit our Career Opportunity section at www.spcrs.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

Crafts, Raffle, Baked Goods, and Tea Proceeds go towards resident programs and activities Everyone Welcome For more information please call Barb Tivadar at 719-3487 Fort St. John • The Welcoming & Inclusive Communities & Workplaces Program presents Community Block Party November 26 1:00pm – 4:00pm Central School/École Central 10215 99 Avenue FREE – everyone welcome! • The Family Literacy Program is open for registration! Classes run every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to take part in the children’s program; and, baby care is also available. Healthy snacks are provided for each class. Every month, the Family Literacy Program also offers parenting and life skills seminars. Opportunities for parents and children to learn together are offered each week. For more information, please contact Jean McFadden at 250-785-2110. • The Mother Goose Preschool is going to be doing and M&M Charity BBQ at the Christmas Tree Light Up on Friday. We’ll have the usual hotdogs and hamburgers for sale to raise money for our kids! • Seniors Craft, Bake Sale and Tea Saturday Nov. 26 from 1-4 Peace Lutheran Church Basement For further information or to rent tables contact Kathy 250-785-4937 ONGOING Fort St. John • The Fort St. John Literacy Society offers free one-to-one tutoring for people who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. We also offer free English as a Second Language classes and one-to-tutoring for people learning English. Contact 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca for more information. • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Northern B.C. Newcomers Integration Service Centre is a non-profit organization in Fort St. John. Our Settlement Program provides information, orientation, assessment, referral and service linking, educational workshops and short term adaptation counselling to immigrants. The program also offers assistance with form completion, correspondence between clients and service providers, navigating immigration processes including sponsorship applications, obtaining permanent residence cards and applying for citizenship. Bridging services are provided to a variety of community and government service agencies and organizations. Service is available in English and Spanish. The Settlement Program is located at: #211 10142-101st Ave (Execuplace building). From 8:30-4:30 p.m. Phone # 250-785-5323 Ext 22. • ROTARY PLAY CENTRE SCHEDULE AT THE CDC, 10417 – 106 Ave., Fort St. John. Tel. (250) 785-3200. Mon. 9:00 to 12:00, Tues. 12:30 to 3:30 Gym Time 2-2:30, Wed. 9:00 to 12:00, Thurs. 9:00 to 12:00 Gym Time 10:30-11, Fri. 12:30 to 2:30 Gym Time 2-2:30. Outdoor Play - We’ll be taking advantage of nice weather-please come prepared. Schedule may change slightly due to holidays and special events. • StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program for children aged 0 – 5 and their parent/caregiver. A qualified Early Childhood educator is on-site. Duncan Cran StrongStart 8130 89 Avenue (250) 787-0417. Monday 8:30 – 11:30, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00, library 1:00 – 1:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 8:30 – 11:30, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, gym

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8:45 – 9:45.Robert Ogilvie StrongStart 9907 86 Street (250) 785-3704. Monday 12:30 – 3:00, library time, Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30, Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30, Thursday 12:30 – 3:00, gym time, Friday 8:30 – 11:30, (alternating Fridays 12:30 – 3:00). Hudson’s Hope StrongStart 10441 Holland Street (250) 783-9994. Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 12:00, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 4:30, gym time. StrongStart Outreach, Charlie Lake Elementary, Mondays 9:00 – 11:30 Mile 52 Alaska Hwy (250) 785-2025. Taylor Elementary, Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30 9808 Birch Avenue E (250) 789-3323. Prespatou Elementary, Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:30 22113 Triad Rd (250) 785-2025. Clearview Elementary, Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 223 Rd (250) 781-3333. • Words on Wheels Bus - Traveling lending library and on-board stories, songs and interactive play. Parent resources available. Wednesdays and Fridays, September – June. See web-site for current stops. www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca. • Toastmasters International Club of Fort St. John meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Northern Lights College, Room 105.  Learn valuable communication & leadership skills.  Contact Claire Seidler at 250-787-9697 or Gayle Wagner at 250-785-3991 for more information. • Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets meet at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion on 102nd and 105 Ave. If you are between 12 and 18 years old please drop in or call us at 250-787-5323. • Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to (250) 785-8866. • Fort St. John Multiple Sclerosis support group. If you or anyone you know has MS and have any questions or just need to talk, please call Susie at (250) 785-2381 or Sandi at (250) 787-2652. • A Youth Relapse Prevention Group may be held weekly, in the afternoons at Mental Health and Addiction Services, #300 - 9900 – 100 Ave. For more information call Chris or Shaun at (250) 262-5269. • “Butterfly Families – Families Supporting Families” is open to all caregivers of children and youth with Special Needs. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Child Development Centre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10408 105 Avenue. Does your child have learning, behavior or other complex special needs? Would you like to connect with other caregivers? Child minding available but please call ahead a few days before the meeting. Call (250) 785-3200 for more information. • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, peer-counselling and support are available at the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre. New location at #208 10139 100 Street (above TD Bank). Drop in hours Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. or to make an appointment call our 24 hour hotline at (250) 262-1280. All services are free and completely confidential. • Are you tired of the crime? Then do the time. Join the Fort St. John Citizens Patrol. Donate a minimum of five hours per month. For information, call (250) 262-4530. • Pan African Caribbean Association welcomes the community to join our group to promote community awareness of culture, music and cuisine. Phone Donald at (250) 785-0815 for more information. • New Totem Archery hold their indoor shoots at the Fort St. John Co-op Mall every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Block Party celebrates culture

Bettyanne Hampton receives a $6,000 cheque from Trevor McNiven, owner and operator of FSJ’s BP.

By Kyla Corpuz

FORT ST. JOHN – A local community group wants to unite the cultural diversity of Fort St. John by hosting a Block Party. The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program is putting the party together on Nov. 26 at the Central School/ École Central, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Block Party is a way to celebrate the different cultures that thrive in the community said Clarice Eckford, literacy outreach coordinator. “It’s to celebrate the diversity and culture in Fort St. John.” Eckford said the celebration is open for families and children. Performers from around the world will entertain audiences, and those who come out will have the chance to learn a new dance move or two. Eckford said there will be a Mexican singer, Japanese students from the Cultural Centre who will perform dances and henna painting, to name a few. The Block Party is not just an event to celebrate multiple cultures, but also the culture that already prospers here, said Eckford, adding that there will be a giant Twister board. “It’s just a time for the community to gather and have fun.” The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program in Fort St. John is funded through the B.C. government. “The program is meant to bring awareness to communities about cultural diversity, how to make communities a more welcoming and inclusive place,” said Eckford. The program also offers different workshops to support immigrants. The organization puts on events, like the Block Party, throughout the year. In the past Clarice Eckford, they have hosted Community in literacy outreach coorColour and Winter Wonderlands. dinator

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