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INSIDE Bear sighting season Conservation officer advises how to keep bears at bay KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – With two reported bear sightings last week, a conservation officer is giving residents tips to help reduce bear and human interaction. For those who have fruit trees, it’s advised to clean the fruit off the trees or pick up fallen fruit off the ground. The conservation officer also warns against leaving the garbage bin out overnight before garbage day.

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“This time of year the bears are especially mobile trying to get as much groceries into their tummies to get ready for hibernation; so they are attracted to fruit, smell of garbage and they are motoring eating machines,” said conservation officer Mike Delaronde, who wasn’t suprised that there were two bear sightings in two days. At this time of year, it’s common for bears to make their way into populated areas. “They may inadvertently, after following their nose, end up in a place where

they didn’t want to be in—which may be an urban setting,” said Delaronde. Which is why it’s especially important for the public to take all measures not to unintentionally seduce the wild animal. While Delaronde couldn’t speak on Fort St. John specifically when it comes to bears being spotted in urban areas, he said it is a common trend across the province. “This happens everywhere in the province at this time of year. The incidences of human-bear interaction increases in late August in the south and carries on until

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Photo Credit Jill Earl SCHOOL DISTRICT 59 TRUSTEES WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO CLOSE TATE CREEK ELEMENTARY AFTER MEETING WITH THE SCHOOL’S PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND HOSTING PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS.

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DAWSON CREEK - The 19 students currently enrolled in Tate Creek Elementary may be taking their lessons at another school next September, because School District 59’s board decided to begin the process of considering closing the school next July. Free Curling Week - October 1 - 5 If the board proceeds with Beginner Clinic - October 5 the closure, the first reading of the bylaw would happen AGM - October 5 in October, followed by pubLeagues start week of October 7th lic consultation meetings, according to superintendent Ladies Meeting - September 24 Kathy Sawchuk. She said all of the decisions regarding the closure process would rest with the board. MONDAY - Learn-to-Curl League By the end of the regular MONDAY - Recreational Mixed board meeting on Sept. 18, & Super Leagues Sawchuk had already contacted Tate Creek ElemenTUESDAY - Ladies tary principal, Chris Horton, WEDNESDAY - Men’s about the board’s decision. She said that she also intendTHURSDAY - Mixed ed on contacting the school’s FRIDAY - Open Night Parent Advisory Committee. Last year the rural school’s enrolment dropped below 40 students, initiating staff to do a review of the school. It’s district policy to conduct a review of schools with less than 40 students enrolled. Approximately 30 students 9504 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC were enrolled last year, the Phone 250-785-2037 • www.fsjcurling.com school has 19 students this year coming from 12 families in the catchment area. Of those 12 families, only one family has one non school@fsjcurling aged child. There is only one student enrolled in kinder-

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garten this year. “Nineteen is not sustainable. In all good consciousness we can not continue here,” said school trustee Judy Clavier. Wayne Ezeard, school trustee for Pouce Coupe and rural areas, said that many are asking him about the future of the school already. “It doesn’t make sense to me to prolong it. Why would we put it off?” he said. This isn’t the first time that Tate Creek Elementary has had to undergo a review, according to Sawchuk. Apparently, their enrollment has been low for awhile. “I think we were wanting to ensure that the trend was going to be continuing to decline,” Sawchuk said about why the decision to proceed with the closure process didn’t come sooner. “You want to give a school every possible chance of staying open. It’s gotten to the point that with the decline, they had 30 students last year, now they have 19,” she said. A report to the board stated that the school was aging and that the board would have to invest in some improvements in order to keep it maintained. The report noted that while the district receives a grant to operate the rural school, the district puts additional funds into it’s operation. The school receives approximately $158,000 annually to operate. “The cost of sustaining smaller enrolments and an underutilized campus means that other schools in the district are currently subsidizing the operation of Tate Creek Elementary,” the report said. The report proposes Pouce Coupe Elementary be the receiving school of Tate Creek’s students, and that those students would have priority enrolment status in September 2014. The principal, one full-time and one part-time teacher that all currently work at Tate Creek would retain their employment with the district. “The teachers are hired to the district so there’s a contractual obligation that we follow the contract with regards to employment of teachers,” Sawchuk said. The school currently also acts as a community hall for the rural area, the future of it’s use will be a part of the public consultations. According to the report, community organizations will be contacted to determine if they have a purpose for use of the facility or not. The board will decide to either lease or dispose of the property altogether. The decision to proceed with the closure process was unanimous.


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Municipalities unite at UBCM conference JILL EARL news@northeastnews.ca DAWSON CREEK - Last week city councillors joined the approximately 200 other Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) members in Vancouver for their annual conference to discuss matters that are effecting municipalities across the province. Councillors Cheryl Shuman, Terry McFadyen, Charlie Parslow and Shaely Wilbur attended on behalf of the City of Dawson Creek. During the conference, Shuman was elected to the UBCM board as a director. She hopes to be appointed to the Environment Committee and the Healthy Communities Committee. Both Shuman and McFadyen highlighted the resolution to extend civic elections to intervals of four years instead of three, as having the most potential to impact the city. The resolution to ask the provincial government to increase the intervals of civic elections in time for the 2014 election was endorsed by the membership, though, in previous years the resolution has failed. McFadyen said that should the province act on UBCM’s request, potential councillor candidates would have to consider the commitment. “I think it will cause some people to reflect upon whether or not they want to commit to four years. That was always an issue, some thought that four years was a long time to commit so it will impact some people who wouldn’t run for council,” McFadyen said. Shuman said that she voted in favour of the resolution, citing that elections are costly and that a longer time between elections would give council more time to complete priorities and projects. “I always think, ‘Gosh we’re just getting on a role and it’s time for silly season again,’ that’s what we call elections. I was in favour of that and I know that a lot of people down in the Lower Mainland were in favour too,” Shuman said. “Most projects that council deals with like water and sewer, are 10, 15, 20 year projects, and I think that sometimes politicians get caught up worrying about the next election cycle, which is three years,” said McFadyen. Of the 155 resolutions that the membership considered over the course of a week, the Peace River Regional District presented two resolutions that were previously endorsed by the members of the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) during their May conference in Quesnel. Recognizing the potential hazards of man-made dams throughout the province, one of the PRRD resolutions that the UBCM membership endorsed, requested that the Province of British Columbia enact changes to dam permit holder regulations that would require them to conduct public education and develop public notification procedures in their emergency management

plans. The resolution notes that the general public needs to be informed of the potential risks and impacts that dams create. It also highlights that dam permit holders currently are not obligated to inform and educate the general public on the hazards. The second resolution the district brought to the conference was referred to UBCM executive. The resolution requested that the Province of B.C. continue an examination of the factors that Norway employs in managing its resources for the betterment of its citizens with the goal of adopting a similar approach in B.C. Director of Area C, Arthur Hadland, put forward that resolution to the district earlier this year, where it was endorsed by NCLGA. Hadland said that with the province’s significant natural gas resource there is an opportunity to fund physical infrastructure, health, and education in a debt-free and sustainable manner; he said Norway has resources and a population similar to B.C. and is the second wealthiest country in the world. During the Sept. 12 PRRD board meeting, chair Karen Goodings advised that she was going to be voting against a resolution brought forward by the District of Metchosin that sought to have the Province of B.C. prohibit the importing, exporting, and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA. Further, raising genetically engineered animals in B.C. and declaring that the province be a genetically engineered-free area. Goodings said she got a letter from resident Rick Kantz, who told her a ban on genetically modified crops in the province could potentially devastate canola crops in the region. The resolution was eventually endorsed by the membership. Also endorsed by NCLGA, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality put forward a resolution that requested the provincial government to further support the development of a reliable air ambulance service that meets the emergency health care needs of the entire province. The NRRM noted that air ambulance service for people in the far north is inadequate and that having a reliable service is essential.

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Continued from Front Page. the end of October.” On Sept. 16 conservation officers responded to calls at around 7 a.m. regarding a young, male black bear spotted at Matthew’s Park. The officers killed the bear because it posed a risk to public safety. “It was right in the neighbourhood, there was a child walking down the street and that’s an unpleasant situation,” said Delaronde. “We don’t want to be in that conflict of situation. If there is an opportunity not to destroy it we would consider that.” The officers decided against tranquilizing the bear and later relocating it because they were unable to contain it. “Unable to contain it means we couldn’t control where it is going to go if the dart hits it and it’s not immediate … it could be up to five to 10 minutes before it goes to sleep,” explained Delaronde. “There was a kid walking down the street and it may have had unfortunate consequences.” On Sept. 18 there were reports of another bear in the Robert Ogilvie area. It was never located, said Delaronde. “We did not find it during our patrols and we patrolled the area during the day frequently … but we have no reason to doubt the caller, so we checked it to ensure the public was not at risk.”

Jury recommends RCMP get better surveillance following in-custody death KYLA CORPUZ reporter@northeastnews.ca FORT ST. JOHN – Last week during a coroner inquest a seven-person jury heard statements from 20 witnesses regarding an incustody death at the Fort St. John RCMP detachment. On Sept. 9, 2011 a 46-year-old man, Bretton Lohouse, died in a jail cell. There were no criminal charges laid in connection to his death. The jury’s duty was not to find fault but to hear facts and make recommendations on how to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future. The jury made four recommendations: the Fort St. John RCMP detachment should improve its video coverage and picture quality of those in-custody; the detachment should have an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the cellblock and all personnel should

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At 9:09 p.m. officers noticed that it was hard to tell if Lohouse was breathing, two minutes later they started to perform CPR on him until first responders arrived. Approximately seven minutes later two fire fighters made it to the scene and continued to give compressions and ventilation to the patient, they also started up their defibrillator. At 9:24 p.m. two primary care paramedics arrived on scene and took over resuscitation efforts until 9:38 p.m. when they were advised by an ER doctor to stop. At no point did the paramedics and fire fighters notice a sign of life during their procedures, nor was their AED able to detect a rhythm in Lohouse’s heart to activate a shock. The toxicology reports and pathologist found that Lohouse was an experienced drinker. While Lohouse didn’t appear to be intoxicated, he had high readings, said pathologist Dr. Charles Lee. An alcohol level of four times the legal drinking limit was found in his bloodstream, yet because his body adapted to the effects of alcohol he was able to mask the impairment. A mix of various prescription drugs that were not prescribed to him and THC (found in marijuana) were also detected in his body. “The amount of drugs

in his body is potentially fatal,” said Lee. Lohouse also suffered from severe focal coronary artery atherosclerosis. The combination of alcohol, drugs and his heart issues proved to be lethal. “Figuring out which was more likely to have killed him is problematic,” said Lee. However, coroner Merrill Flewelling said the cause of Lohouse’s death weighed more on respiratory collapse from high blood/alcohol levels and prescribed drugs, which depressed Lohouse’s urge to fight for air, especially while asleep.

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Confession of a bride-to-be On Sept. 18 I got engaged! Yes, it was magical. My fiancé got down on one knee, popped the question (and the most beautiful ring), and rainbows appeared. Literally. It was the best day of my life. Now, the wedding is scheduled for the coming year, and so, planning has commenced. I’m no stranger to the fact that planning a wedding is stressful. But why does it have to be? Maybe I’m too naïve to this whole wedding ordeal. It’s been five days since the proposal and I’m starting to accept that things are very limited when you have a shoe-string budget. Finding the perfect venue has proven to be a difficult task and there’s a list, longer than my guest list, of things I’ve realized I need to consider—and that scares me. What happens if I don’t check every item off?! My head hurts and sometimes

I just want to whisk my fiancé and our dog to the top of a mountain to say our vows. Is that selfish? I guess I just have to remember that weddings are solely about the two people who are getting married. Things are only strenuous and overwhelming if you let it get to that point, which I am evidently guilty of. I’m not going to ignore the fact that there will be hard days (as with anything) but at the end of the day, planning a wedding is a labour of love. I guess that’s the mindset I have to stay focused on. Both my parents have been remarried so I completely understand that this doesn’t apply to everyone, but I believe in having one wedding—at this point I don’t know why anyone would want to have more than one, anyway. Kyla Corpuz, assistant editor

Open letter to Minister of Energy and Mines Honourable Minister, Now appears to be the ideal time to address this letter to you. Recent reports in the media indicate major issues and problems surfacing regarding BC Hydro’s deficit, deferred accounts and additional costs incurred through IPP’s and court settlements approaching $20 Billion. Clearly this is a major headache for the responsible Ministry, namely yours. Recently you were quoted in a Canadian Press release, (Anita Bathe) on Aug. 23/13 stating: “You’re going to need to develop some new generation and Site C will allow us to produce about 1,100 megawatts of electricity at the least cost available anywhere in the province”. This is patently untrue. The projected cost of a Site C project is presently estimated at $7.9 Billion . Yet, in Calgary, AB, the Shepard Energy natural gas cogeneration facility is ON BUDGET, for $1.3 Billion (840 Megawatts). This is a difference of

$6.6 Billion . Megawatt for megawatt, the Site C project will cost the taxpayer 6X the capital cost of a cogen facility. Operationally, the Site C project, from Hydro’s own 2013 Financial Summary, will produce electricity at $110/ mWh. In comparison, the Shepard Centre will produce the same megawatt-hour for $30/mWh ! Site C has 3.7X the operational expense of a natural gas system. The Shepard facility will also GUARANTEE their customers a fixed rate of 8 cents per kWh until 2020! This is in comparison with BC Hydro’s push to initiate a series of significant rate increases for all ratepayers in the short years ahead. A “Royalty-in-kind” program initiated by your government would alleviate any increase to the price of BC natural gas for the foreseeable future and GUARANTEE a fixed electricity rate for taxpayers IF natural gas were used for electricity production in lieu of a Site C. Clearly, there are

superior financial options to BC Hydro’s ever increasing costs should the need for electricity be required. You have intonated that BC gas is “dirty” when used for domestic electricity production. Yet Premier Clark had stated in 2012 that natural gas would be “clean” as long as it was used for the production of LNG. Why the discrepancy between LNG production in contrast for domestic purposes ? Why can it not be considered “clean” when British Columbians choose to use gas for reducing the debt and deficit of Hydro or to keep our rates as low as those of the Shepard Energy Centre in Calgary? Remove this discriminatory line you have drawn between the use of natural gas, regardless of its use here at home or abroad. Rick Koechl Mike Kroecher Fort St. John

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Hedley Allen Wilson He was born October 28, 1939 in his parent’s farmhouse in Rose Prairie. Ann Young rode her horse down for the delivery. Allen started school in Rose Prairie at Upper Pine School (old location) in 1946. Al began his working years in the family sawmill starting in 1955, drove truck for Bob McDonald in 56, and drove supplies for the army up the Alaska Hwy in 1958. In 1959, he bought his own cat and cleared land for several years. I should add that he also worked on the family farm from knee high to a grasshopper until around 1975. He homesteaded his own land in 1958; one of the last original homestead titles. Al’s career as a cat skinner spanned over many years, Hertz brothers, Pickell Construction, and retired from Sierra Construction. His work in the construction industry was unsurpassed in quality and dedication. Al came from a generation where a handshake and your word was a bond, he graciously upheld that tradition all his life.

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Alternatives 1 and 3. Alternative 1 is a 230-kilovolt transmission line from the GM Shrum generating station to the Sukunka Substation and finally to the Sundance Substation. Alternative 3 is a 230-kv transmission line from GM Shrum to the Dokie Substation travelling north of Chetwynd, then to the Sundance Substation. Alternative 2 is a 230-kv transmission line to the Sundance Substation via the Dokie Substation going south of Chetwynd from GM Shrum. Alternative 4 is a 230-kv transmission line from a new Pine Valley Substation to the Sukunka Substation on to the Sundance Substation. Since these projects often require a lot of work and are Allen and Bonny were married Feb 28, 1963. They raised three little girls: Roxanne, very expensive, Wood said it was necessary to complete it Melanie, and Angela. Al called his three little girls “my little hens”. They now have 10 in stages. She also said that electricity forecasts change and grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. the goal is to meet the need. Al was predeceased by his mother Jessie, father Earl, brothers Bert, Dave, and sister “Forecasts change all the time, they go up, they go down. Jessie. He passed away on September 8, 2013 after a valiant fight with cancer. You’re having to monitor and see how things are happenExpressions of sympathy in memory of Al may be made to the Rose Prairie Cemetery or ing so that you’re building what’s needed and make sure the Rose Prairie Curling Rink which are both at General deliver that it’s there in time but at the same time you’re building Rose Prairie, BC V0C 2H0. the right thing for what is going to be needed going forThe family wished to thank ward, and you’re making good use of ratepayers’ money,” everyone for their kindness, help, said Wood. and support during this time. She said that BC Hydro will be conducting environmenArrangements were entrusted tal studies on the four routes and additional studies will be to Bergeron Funeral Services & conducted on the constructability of each route and the cost Crematorium Ltd. of each one. First Nation consultations have already begun, and BC Hydro presented the project to the Peace River Regional District in August. The project’s website, launched on Sept. 21, gives a general idea of when major decisions should be occurring. They hope to select a route by Spring next year, and submit a Certificate for Public Convenience and Necessity to the BC Utilities Commission by Fall 2014. The application could take a year or more to be approved, but Wood said they hope to bring the transmission line into service around 2019. “We’re still looking at how the load growth is changing in the area to see of any modifications they’re doing, is this still going to be the right project for the area? Assuming that everything is correct, and that it is the right project, and it’s got all of it’s approvals then 10 MINUTES SOUTH ON RESOURCES we would be looking to start ROAD FROM DOWNTOWN GRANDE PRAIRIE construction to bring it into service around 2019. There’s a lot of ‘arounds’ about this [project] at this stage in the game,” she said. mission Line Project (DCAT - currently in its construction phase) provides, to meet the expected demands for electricity in the area. “What you’ve got in your area of Northeast B.C., because of the amount of oil and gas exploration happening in that area, we’ve got some of the most dramatic regional growth in demand for electricity that BC Hydro has seen in decades and decades,” said Lesley Wood, spokesperson for BC Hydro. “All along we always knew that the DCAT was only the first step and that there was going to have to be a second project and so now we’re at the very early stages of looking at what that second project could be,” she explained. Currently, project staff are considering four potential routes for a new pipeline. Chetwynd council prefers

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the hardest part of the filmmaking process is deciding on one that is worthwhile to make and worth investing time into. While Fitch has never tallied the number of hours he spends on each film, he said that it could take him a couple of weeks to a couple of months to finish a film, nonconsecutively. “It might take years to figure out the idea to sort of gel into something that makes sense but then once I actually start making it...[it’s] not actually a lot of time making it,” 9422 100th St. said Fitch. Fort St. John, B.C. His goal is to make one film a year, and has been successful in doing so for the past six years. The filmmaking hobby started for Fitch while he was in school for nursing. He wanted something to get his mind off of school work once in awhile and was introduced to editing software. “I got some software and started messing around with it and it just evolved into this pretty intensive hobby that I’ve gotten into,” Fitch said. Though the 2013 film festival season hasn’t quite wrapped up yet, Fitch is already thinking about his next project. “I’ve got dozens of little An open invitation to ideas that I’m constantly residents of northern BC thinking about and working on but it’s just a matter of whichever one I get finished Let’s talk about primary healthy aging and seniors’ wellness and have the time and the resources to make [is the one] I kind of work on. I don’t You’re invited to a free community meeting on seniors’ health in northern BC. Meet Northern Health leadership, watch an informative presentation, and express your have anything close to workhopes and concerns for the future. ing on yet, but many different little projects,” he said.

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Photo Credit Jill Earl PAUL GEVATKOFF AND ACTING-MAYOR DUNCAN MALKINSON TAKE A STROLL ON THE RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED BRIDGE CONNECTING THE DAWSON TRAIL IN KIN PARK IN DAWSON CREEK.

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DAWSON CREEK - The City of Dawson Creek hosted the B.C. Oil and Gas Conference in 2006. The organizing committee began working on a legacy project to commemorate the event, but they later turned it over to the South Peace Oilmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association to complete. In order to raise the approximately $400,000 it cost to construct the bridge (that would replace the one that had been condemned), the Association hosted auctions, golf tournaments and their annual Lobsterfest. Over 35 local businesses also contributed either by donating cash, goods, or labour.

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LOW ENROLMENT Preliminary enrolment numbers show that there are approximately 211 less students registered with the school district than there were last year. Secretary-treasurer (who will soon be leaving the district) Gerry Slykhuis said that the drop represents six per cent. He said that the board was prepared for a decrease in enrolment, but the preliminary numbers showed that enrolment dropped 29 more kids than what they budgeted for. At present there are 3,617 students enrolled, but final numbers will be determined on Sept. 30. TRANSPORTATION TALKS CONTINUE The board will once again consider their options for transportation, as the issue was approved to move to a roundhouse table discussion. School trustee Judy Clavier thought that the board should re-evaluate their options for decreasing their transportation budget and hopes to come back with an action item regarding transportation at the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting in October. SUMMER PROJECTS COMPLETED School District 59 staff was busy this summer completing approximately 27 projects aimed at improving childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety on playground equipment and mechanical upgrades in the schools. Some bigger projects included: a new gym floor in Tumbler Ridge Secondary School, heater upgrades and more storage at Crescent Park, and a new boiler plant at South Peace Secondary School. NO AIR MONITORING FOR MCLEOD The Ministry of Environment has chosen an alternative site for their air quality monitoring station that was once proposed to be located at McLeod Elementary School. During their May board meeting, School District 59 trustees approved the request from the ministry to have their air monitoring station set up at the school, as part of a project to evaluate air quality impacts of the oil and gas industry in the Peace Region.


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Photo Credit Jill Earl THE DAWSON CREEK JUNIOR CANUCKS WATCH THEIR TEAMMATES PLAY THE FORT ST. JOHN HUSKIES. SO FAR, COACH ERIC FULTON HAS CARDED 20 PLAYERS AND THOSE NOT OFFICIALLY ON THE TEAM YET TRY THEIR BEST TO IMPRESS.

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Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 6 - 12 Recognizing safety hazards around the house

Home may be where the heart is, but it also can be an unsafe place if safety hazards are not recognized and addressed. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that each year 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products and other dangers in the home...

Fire: Home fire injuries are highest among seniors and children under the age of five. In addition, home fires are a leading cause of emergency room visits. Smoke alarms on every level of the house can alert to danger, but ensuring candles are extinguished and electrical wiring is up to date and making sure space heaters and other appliances are not left unattended can help preventfires.

Did you know? According to the National Fire Protection Association, 92 percent of all civilian structure fire deaths in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulted from home structurefires. Not surprisingly, kitchens are the leading area of origin for home structure fires. Forty-two percent of such fires, which peak during the dinner hours between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., began in the kitchen. And while smoke alarms may not prevent fires, they can prevent deaths stemming from home structure fires. Three out of five reported home deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or homes with smoke alarms that were not in operation.

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From Oct. 7 to Oct. 11 Dawson Creek fire fighters will visit every elementary school in District 59 to promote a key message about preventing kitchen fires. They will also teach the classic ‘Stop, drop and roll’ maneuver and the importance of why it’s not safe to play with matches. Have an outside meeting place (like a tree or light post) a safe distance away. *667*(9+36*2 *65=,50,5*,:;69, (09769;96(+-69;:;16/5‹

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DAWSON CREEK - The Nawican Friendship Centre celebrated the International Day of Peace with the Dawson Creek Literacy Society, Literacy Now, and Success By 6, Sept. 21. The entire community was welcome to drop in and paint a tile representing ‘Peace,’ that would be later hung at the Nawican Friendship Centre. A free international lunch was provided to guests, thanks to volunteers. The menu included: Chinese dumplings, greek salad, curry, moose stew and bannock, salmon chowder and German desserts. Games, karaoke, music and dancing followed.

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UPCOMING Fort St. John • Oct. 5: The Derrick Dance Club of Fort St. John will e hosting a dance from 8 p.m. to 12:20 .m. at the Senior Citizens Hall (10908-100 St) Music by Silver Eagle. Everyone over 19 welcome. For more information call George: 250827-3369 or Chris at 250-785-1021. • Oct. 5: The Peace Project, FSJ Women’s Resource Society, FSJ LOVES families and artSpace presents Let’s Get Together, celebrating a violence-free Fort St. John with healthy recipes, information on local services, interactive display, crafts for kids, photobooth and prizes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the FSJ Friendship Centre. Free admission. • Oct. 9: FSJ Women’s Resource Society presents Take Back the Night. Marching to end violence against women and girls in Fort St. John from the North Peace Cultural Centre at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

• Nov. 10: The Kidney Walk in Fort St. John will happen at the Pomeroy Sport Centre at 10 a.m. Please note this is a different date and location from what was originally planned. • Jan. 18 and Mar, 15, 2014: Campfire Cowboy Nights at the Fort St. John Legion at 6 p.m.

Dawson Creek

• Sept. 28-29: Donna Kane is teaching a creative writing workshop weekend for adults at the Dawson Creek Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please register by calling 250-782-4661. This is a free workshop, space limited. • Oct. 1: Babies and Books program at the Dawson Creek Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Free program every Tuesday in October and November. • Oct. 1: Toddler Tales for children one to two years old with parent or caregiver every Tuesday in October and No-

vember at 11 a.m. Free drop-in program. • Oct. 1: For National Seniors’ Day please join us for a free screening of “Treasured Chronicles of the North Peace” at 1:30 p.m. at the Better at Home office in the Coop Mall. These movies (there is one for the South Peace and one for the North Peace) highlight the senior pioneers of the Peace Region through interviews, photos, and vintage film footage. Better at Home presents free screenings of these movies every first Tuesday of the month (alternating between the South and North Peace movies). Enjoyable, educational, and entertaining, the Treasured Chronicles DVDs are also available for purchase at the Better at Home office (all profits go towards helping local seniors remain independent in their homes). • Oct. 5: Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at D.C. Curling Club 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Fundraiser for Better at Home.

ONGOING Fort St. John

• 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 Joyce Hadland at 250-261-3886 or Gayle Wagner at 250785-3991 for more information.

Dawson Creek

• 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. • 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.

Fort Nelson

• The Community Market is held at the Westend Campground every Saturday except on long weekends. For more info or a vendor package please contact Jaylene Arnold at (250) 774-2541 or Audrey Reynolds (250) 774-6574.

Pouce Coupe

• Youth Drop-In at Pouce Coupe Community Church Annex (the old Pouce library). Saturday nights 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 17.

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• 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

Tumbler Ridge

AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to. Phone 242-4018. • 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 1-800643-7014 ext. 104 or Mila Lansdowne by e-mail at mila@persona.ca or (250) 242-3389. Registration is required.

Taylor

• Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA) meetings every second Tuesday at the Taylor Fire Hall at 7 p.m. For info: Bob at 250-789-9152 or 250-787-5802.

• Alcoholics Anonymous - meeting Thursday. 8 p.m. 115 Commercial Park (Baptist Church). If you think you might have a problem with drinking, come to an

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Photo Credit Submitted TOP 3 IN THE YOUTH DIVISION: LEFT TO RIGHT: KAYLIE GIROUARD, 1ST IN THE 3D, DESTINEE PAULOVICH 1ST IN THE 2D, ANNA RORISON 1ST IN THE 1D AT THE PCBRA 2013 FINALS HELD IN GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALL DAWSON CREEK COWGIRLS. APPROX 220 COMPETITORS FROM BC/AB COMPETED IN THE PEE WEE, YOUTH AND OPEN 3-DAY PEACE COUNTRY BARREL RACING ASSOCIATION FINALS.

Photo Credit Submitted ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, FREDERIC LEMIEUX OF MAXXAM ANALYTICS PRESENTED A DONATION OF $505 TO NORTH PEACE KIDSPORT. THESE FUNDS WERE RAISED THROUGH A STAFF BARBECUE ORGANIZED BY LA-TOYA ORTON, CSR (CUSTOMER SERVICE REP) ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION OF MAXXAM ANALYTICS.

Photo Credit Submitted HERE IS THE GROUP PHOTO OF THE 2276 ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADET CORPS IN FORT ST JOHN. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL CADET REVIEW HELD ON MAY 25TH, 2013. THE REVIEWING OFFICER IN THE MIDDLE IS COMMANDER STAN BATES WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ENTIRE CADET PROGRAM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. 2276 RCACC IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CADETS. THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 12 OR ABOVE AND THERE IS NO COST TO JOIN THE PROGRAM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT KEN LANE AT (250) 785-5642 OR COME TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM. THE NORTHEAST NEWS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CADETS FUNDRAISING WHICH BROUGHT IN AROUND $4,000 AT THE 2013 AIR SHOW. THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE PUT TOWARD UPGRADING OUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EQUIPMENT. This page will show up once a month to give our readers a chance to show themselves off. With the sponsorship of Northeast BC Realty, we will get to see more great pictures of people in the Peace. The Northeast News would like our loyal readers to continue sending their photos to us to use on our People Page. Send us photos of your group doing fun things, local sporting events, or other activities you think people might want to know about to: editor@northeastnews.ca. We look forward to running your fantastic photos in the future! **Please include name and phone number with the photo, along with information as to what’s happening in the picture. Pictures can also be dropped off at the Northeast News’ offices in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

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CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE Looking For a Summer Home, Winter Get Away or Year Round Living, Then This Is A Must See Gorgeous 1.1 Acre Country Estate, custom built home 4+ bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, vaulted ceilings, transoms windows, custom maple kitchen, deluxe master ensuite, guest suite, detached work shop and parking for all your RV/Toys, a short drive to Kelowna, 20 minutes from Big White. Priced to sell $628,000. For full details visit MLS10059381 or email/call 250-491-2913 tnlock@xplornet.com 09/26

TALENT SHOW COORDINATOR JOB SUMMARY: The Child Development Centre has been hosting the Annual Night of the Stars Talent Show for over 35 years locally in Fort St. John. The Talent Show is one of two major annual fundraising events and raises approximately $75,000 - $100,000 per year. The Talent Show Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and promotion of the Talent Show. The Talent Show Coordinator must be committed to the Child Development Centre and its vision and mission as well as be experienced in event planning, building and nourishing donor/supporter relations, and have excellent coordination, public relations, and organizational skills. This is a term contract position which starts in December and ďŹ nishes in March. For a complete job description please visit our website at www.cdcfsj.ca To apply for this exciting opportunity please forward a cover letter and resume to:

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PIPELINE AND FACILITY INSTALLATION INSPECTORS Skystone Engineering will host a training course. On the role of the inspector as the client (owner). Representative, providing code and regulatory Requirements for inspectors to fulfill their QA role. It will cover site safety, project management and admin requirements to assure new installations satisfy owner requirements. It addresses all sections of CAPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guidance Document: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Competency Assessment for Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Installation Inspectors.â&#x20AC;? The course is Oct 2-4, 2013 at the Lakeview Inn at 10103-98 Ave; Fort St John, BC. Attendees must register on or before Monday, Sept 30. For more info, visit www.skytone.ca or call (403)516-4217, Nancy 10/03

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FOR LEASE IN DAWSON CREEK 2048 sq.ft. Zoned Light Industrial. 12,000 sq.ft., Fenced Yard. 1/3 office 2/3 shop. Separate heating systems and bathrooms. $10.00 sq.ft. (2000.00 monthly).. Triple Net Option ly) to Purchase Possible. Available Nov/2013. Contact 250-782-7181 10/03

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DOWN 3.99% APR TOTAL PAID $22,131.20 • C2461

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2013

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BI-WEEKLY FOR 60 MONTHS

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2013

CR-V LX LEASE FOR ONLY

149* 0

$

BI-WEEKLY FOR 60 MONTHS

DOWN 1.99% APR TOTAL PAID $21,694.40 • T3015X

*See dealer for complete details. Limited time lease offer. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra.

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