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INSIDE Bear sighting season Conservation officer advises how to keep bears at bay KYLA CORPUZ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
“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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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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Jury recommends RCMP get better surveillance following in-custody death KYLA CORPUZ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Three months after Lohouse’s death Flewelling was asked to provide medical training to the RCMP department on acute alcohol intoxication, and what to watch for that might trigger an ambulance call or further help. He held four training sessions where all personnel attended. Following the inquest Sgt. Peter Thiessen from the BC RCMP Communications Services in the Lower Mainland said the recommendations by the jury would be reviewed and considered by the criminal office branch.
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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
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Iâ€™m getting an inheritance Investors Group submitted article Have you ever met an â€˜average personâ€™? Neither have I. But, for the sake of argument, letâ€™s say youâ€™re the â€˜average Canadianâ€™ and youâ€™re getting an inheritance. If so, that inheritance is not likely to be large, to help you make the most of that inheritance, here are some suggestions you may find helpful: â€˘ Understand what youâ€™re getting Is your inheritance in cash or investments that are liquid? Maybe youâ€™ll be receiving tangible assets such as land, buildings or art that may take time to sell or that you will want to Jeff Shea
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retain. Has the inheritance been bequeathed directly to you or will it be held in a trust that you do not control? â€˘ STOP and take stock Draw up a budget of your immediate income needs and your future income and capital needs based on your goals and dreams. Ensure proper asset allocation â€“ meaning that money you need in the near future should not be placed in an investment that locks it in for a long time or that would be subject to redemption fees should you need the funds before the â€˜locked-inâ€™ period expires. â€˘ Repay non-deductible debt Use some or all of your inheritance to repay debt on which the loan interest is not tax deductible. Start with debt that carries the highest loan interest rate. â€˘ Top it up If you have investments held within RRSPs or TFSAs with unused carry-forward room, fill it up. â€˘ Send your inheritance to school Contribute to investments held within RESPs to pay for your childrenâ€™s expensive (and necessary) post-secondary education. â€˘ Invest in your retirement/estate Look carefully at such tax-advantage wealth accumulation vehicles such as Corporate Class Mutual Funds (that allow you to switch between different investments without triggering capital gains at the time of the switch) and Permanent Life Insurance (if you need it) which could provide tax-free funds
at a critical time or a source of investment income to replace an income that is no longer there. â€˘ Know your relationship rules In many provinces, gifts and inheritances are exempt in the case of separation or divorce. But â€“ if you invest your inheritance in joint names with your partner or in a family home or cottage, or use the funds to pay down debt on jointly held property and then separate, the assets may become fully sharable. You may want to keep property and other investments separate from other family investments/assets. What you do with your inheritance is up to you, but to be sure your decisions fit your unique situation, talk to your legal and professional advisor first.
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