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Sprucing up downtown City receives $20,000-grant to beautify businesses William’s is hoping that a new grant provided by the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) could solve that problem. Fort St. John was recently granted $20,000 from NDIT to allocate to storefronts within the core commercial development area (C2 zone). The money will give businesses or non-profits (whoever owns the building) an opportunity to spruce up its exteriors. “The Business Façade Improvement Program was designed to help municipalities partner with their local businesses to improve the look and feel of their communities by investing in a business’ exterior,” said Joel McKay, NDIT’s communications director. The Women’s Resource Centre is going to apply for the grant. Four years ago they redid the outside of the building, but it’s still missing one aspect. “We’ve been wanting to put a sign up …
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FORT ST. JOHN – When the new executive director for the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Centre was heading into her office for the first time she had no clue where it was located—despite having the correct address. The Women’s Resource Centre is situated along 100 Avenue, a couple of doors down from the North Peace Cultural Centre. However, it doesn’t have a big awning, or even a proper sign, so for a new comer it’s not the easiest place to spot. “I drove up and down the street at least 20 times, going, where is this place? And so I had to go out and walk until I saw it,” said Sherri Williams, the women’s centre executive director. “And we get a lot of donations from people, and they find it hard to find this place,” she added.
and all we have is a little tiny one. We want to make our place more inviting for our clients,” said Williams. The Women’s Resource Society is a nonprofit organizations that owns the building they operate out of which includes the Vampire Tattoo shop next door. Williams speculates that this program will not only help make storefronts inviting but beautify the overall look of the downtown area, especially 100 Street and 100 Avenue. “I think it will bring a little bit of life back to this street. Since being here I’ve heard a lot of businesses have closed down so it would be nice to see it get back on its feet a little bit,” she said. This program is considered a boost to upgrading the city’s downtown core, said Mayor Lori Ackerman. “It’s kind of like a downtown revitalizing incentive—this is not the entire package to revitalizing the
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Dawson Creek Fall Fair Photo Credit Jill Earl THE DAWSON CREEK STAMPEDE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE CELEBRATED THEIR 91ST ANNUAL EVENT LAST WEEKEND. ALL THE HALLMARKS WERE THERE, INCLUDING: AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITS, CHUCKWAGONS, RODEO, RANCH RODEO, MUSIC, TRADE BOOTHS, THE MIDWAY AND FOOD!
Alvin Stedel makes latest mayor nomination JILL EARL firstname.lastname@example.org DAWSON CREEK - Another name has been thrown in the hat of contenders vying for the position of Dawson Creek mayor: former councillor Alvin Stedel. Stedel filed his application forms Aug. 6 after weeks of careful consideration. He said he decided to finally submit the forms after receiving a lot of support from different groups in the community. “Dawson Creek has always been pretty dear to my
heart,” he said, being a resident of the community for over 40 years. Finance is listed as one of the major items Stedel would like to address if elected mayor. He believes that his past experiences as a business owner and operator have taught him to appreciate how hard it is to make money. Those lessons will be an asset when dealing with the city’s finances, he said. Stedel acknowledges the struggle of low and fixed income families in the city and said that any tax increases could force them to move. He also hopes to foster a comfortable environment for business and industry. “We need to run the city a bit more like a business and a little less like a monopoly...to me the taxpayers are the shareholders and the consumers of the city...If we lose industry then we lose a whole bunch of stuff and if you raise the [tax] rate too high then people, especially seniors, can’t afford to be here anymore and you lose your tax base. You’ve got a real big problem,” said Stedel, adding that the
city needs to provide goods and services to residents at a rate they can afford. “I can do a better job at holding the line on taxation and expenditures than anyone that I see in there so far,” he said. He acknowledges that council has been looking at the city’s fiscal reality recently, but believes that the process should have been done a long time ago. He believes that the city shouldn’t be using some of their FairShare funds for operating costs, and said that in the past the city has jumped into projects without thinking them through.
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PRRD Briefs: August 8 JILL EARL firstname.lastname@example.org PRRD GETS FUNDING FROM GAS TAX PROGRAM The PRRD received the first of two Community Works Fund payments for the 2013/2014 fiscal year, late last month. The district received a transfer of $461,050 from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), made available by the agreement on the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues between UBCM and the Canadian and British Columbian governments. Funding from the program is intended to be invested in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide cleaner air and water, and work towards capacity building or Integrated Community Sustainability planning projects. Chair of the PRRD, Karen Goodings, said that their intended use of the funding is yet to be determined.
PRRD INTERESTED IN MMBC COLLECTION INCENTIVES The PRRD board showed an interest in being a part of the Multi Material BC’s Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan during their last meeting. The plan would provide subsidies for collection and post-collection facilities, possibly giving the district some funding for the collection sites they provide to the residents. MMBC has put a deadline of Sept.16 for expressions of interests from districts in the program; they hope to have the plan implemented in May 2014. The board voted to send a letter of interest to MMBC with no commitment to the plan; they have some concerns of how the program will work. The matter would have been referred to the Solid Waste Committee, however they don’t meet again until after MMBC’s deadline.
WASTE HAULING CONTRACT AWARDED The PRRD has awarded a four-year contract to Tervita
Corporation to operate and provide waste hauling services for the Buick, Cecil Lake and Goodlow regional transfer stations (currently under construction) at an annual cost of $456,251, beginning Oct. 1. The district has identified the upgrading of its transfer stations to provide enhanced solid waste services as a key objective in the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.
CONCERNS OVER SITE C AND FIRST NATIONS AGREEMENT The Province of B.C. and BC Hydro are currently in discussions with the Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) to create an Impact Benefit Agreement, should the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project be approved. The draft agreement identifies four parcels of land and additional parcels of Crown land to be transferred to the BRFN, and placed under protection measures. PRRD staff reported that there were no district land interests located in or around the proposed agreement lands; however, directors were still concerned about access to land beyond those parcels, and voted to write a letter to the agencies asking about access and requested they conduct public consultations in regards to the agreement.
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downtown revitalizing incentive—this is not the entire package to revitalizing the downtown—but it is certainly an aspect of it.” Owners will have to apply for the grant presenting a case on why they need a facelift. Eligible improvements include exterior upgrades like paint, lighting, awnings, signage and entranceways. It doesn’t include roofs, landscapes or work started before application approval. Accepted applicants will receive 50 per cent of the project cost with a maximum grant of $5,000. This is the first year NDIT has offered the Business Façade Improvement Program. “The importance we
looked at when this opportunity came to us was, first of all it was an opportunity to provide some incentive to our businesses to improve their business, making it more welcoming … and to just give them a hand doing it.” NDIT will be providing this grant annually. Fort St. John may apply again next year after the city reports back to the Trust how the funding was used. “In short, it’s a really exciting program that supports community development, business development and aligns with our mandate to help grow the economy in northern B.C.,” McKay said. Fort St. John was one of 12 northern communities approved for the grant.
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Snapshot of the Peace Which would you rather see? Living as close to the Peace River as a home can legally get, my family watches a daily nature show that few people realize exists. I would like to share with you a snapshot of life on the Peace, as we are privileged to see it. The old cottonwoods along the driveway are a bird nursery. A family of falcons uses a large branch on their home tree to sun themselves each morning and scan the undergrowth for voles and chipmunks. A few trees upriver, flickers occupy a tall stump. Their yellow-orange underbellies flash through the woods, matching the yellow warblers flitting among alder in our yard. In front of our home is an island, which elk and deer use as a nursery. They swim out to the island to give birth away from the keen noses of predators. When the fawns are
strong enough, mothers coax them into the water for the chilly swim back across. One morning, I witnessed a baby elk being born at the river’s edge! On this island, a long cliff provides nesting sites for many Canada geese. This year, a more exciting species arrived: Great Horned Owls! As days pass, a grey ball of fluff fledges out into a magnificent owl, gaining strength and flight feathers before launching over the river in first flight! Downstream, a cliff on our side of the river houses a colony of about fifty cliff swallows. They swoop over the water as one, collecting bugs (hopefully mosquitoes) for their babies, safely tucked into perfect mud nests hanging from sandstone ledges. At the base of this cliff is a long, narrow cave that foxes use a den. Every morning, mother fox comes out to drink before going hunting. If she delays her return, baby barks sharply until she comes home. I saw the little rascal once, all bright eyes and big ears, before he growled and disappeared into the den’s darkness.
A merganser duck uses earthy quacks to shepherd her ducklings around the back-eddy below the cliff. Occasionally, she must shout at more adventurous babies as they wander too far in pursuit of minnows. A young eagle alights on a snag atop the cliff. Mother merganser quacks sharply to gather her ducklings, just as the eagle swoops down for a fluffy snack. Mother quacks, flaps and splashes up a maelstrom; the young eagle becomes disconcerted and retreats. And that’s not all! More species of ducks, two swan species, river otters, beavers, weasels, martins and many more animals call this place home. If the Site C dam were to happen, the cottonwoods, cliffs, back-eddy, and island would be lost forever to the rising waters and endlessly sloughing banks of the reservoir. Our home is just one tiny portion of the big picture: this proposed project is in all of our backyards. Which would you rather see? Caroline Beam
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New mayor candidate Continued from Page 2. “We end up part way into the project and you can’t get out of it and you end up being over budget, but you can’t quit and it sucks up tax dollars in the meantime,” Stedel said. If elected, and with the rest of council’s approval, Stedel hopes to reintroduce the portfolio system that was in-use while he was a councillor from 1999-2008. The system would appoint each councillor responsible for a certain item, such as finance or park and recreation. That councillor would essentially be an expert about the subject and advise the other councillors about items that relate to their subject. “The reality is, is that there is such a mass of data that comes to council, especially during budget time. It’s pretty difficult for anyone who has any other job, as most councillors do ... and to have council dig into a whole package and actually understand it well is a difficult task,” he said. “If you are just responsible for that one segment to dig into and look at, then you would be expected, in my opinion, to more fully understand and comprehend and be able to discuss and debate that particular area of responsibility,” Stedel added. Leadership qualities that Stedel believes he possesses include: working and communicating well with others, being accommodating yet firm, tenacious, courteous, and honest. He said that he knows that the mayor’s role is much more than shaking hands and cutting ribbons, and is prepared for the challenges that it inevitably brings. “One of the best compliments I had was when I had someone working for me who was one of the best salesman I ever had...someone asked him at the time, ‘What’s it like working with Alvin?’, he said, ‘You don’t work for Alvin, you work with Alvin,’ and that’s my style,” said Stedel. In the past Stedel has served on many boards. He is currently a director of the federal Conservative Party, and was the local president of the Social Credit Party Association. He has sat on several boards in the automotive industry, including the northern board for B.C. Stow Vehicle Association, and is currently on the board for the St. James Presbyterian Church. “I think it’s a good word and the word is trust, people can trust me and I ask for their trust on September 14,” Stedel said. Dale Bumstead, Ron Gloslee and Bud Powell have also filed nomination papers. The deadline for nominations was Aug. 9.
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press release, many of Beaudet’s mandates deal with aboriginal issues. Beaudet lives in Nova Scotia. The panel was in the Peace region on Aug. 7 and 8, where they were scheduled to get a first-hand look at the project area. They intended to tour by boat, helicopter and vehicle to view the proposed flood zone and road realignment. The JRP stage will last until April 2014, where the three members will decide if the EIS is sufficient to continue with public hearings. If it is, the panel will host the hearings and make recommendations to the federal and provincial governments. By September 2014, the BC Environment Assessment Office anticipates that the federal and provincial government will make a decision on Site C.
he gave recommendations for a trust fund of $100 million towards environmental improvements for Nechako Lake, B.C. Mattison resides in Victoria. The last member, Beaudet, has a 30-year background as a communication consultant. She has organized strategies on air pollution and climate change for the national Auditor General office. Beaudet sat on the joint review panels for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project in Ontario and the Eastmain 1-A/Rupert Hydroelectric Project in Quebec. Both projects were approved. In addition, she acted as a provincial executive co-secretary on the JRP for the Lachine Canal Decontamination Project in Quebec. According to the CEAA
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DAWSON CREEK - Drivers in the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) traded in their horses and wagon last weekend for a shopping cart and swapped their racetrack for aisles at the Co-Op grocery store, for a friendly competition – all in the name of supporting a local food bank. The event tested which • ELECTRICAL & INSTRUMENTATION CONSTRUCTION driver could fill their shopping carts with the list of AND MAINTENANCE items the fastest, and hoped to draw attention to Encana’s • 24 HR SERVICE fourth annual Race Against • SERVICING ALL AREAS OF NORTHEAST BC Hunger campaign. The Co-Op also sold food Dawson Creek Fort St. John Fort Nelson hampers during the event to 612 - 103 Ave 10215 Alaska Rd Box 3787 be donated to the cause. The 250-782-6909 (Tel) 250-785-9072 (Tel) 444 - 50th Ave N race-for-groceries event was introduced this year and has 250-782-6912 (Fax) 250-785-9073 (Fax) 250-774-4161 (Tel) 250-785-9073 (Fax) also been successful in the other four communities Encana has also held the cam-
paign, according to community relations advisor Brian Lieverse. For the past four years Encana has committed to matching dollar for dollar every donation that is made to their campaign, or $2 for every pound of food donated. The Race Against Hunger is held in five communities in the WPCA circuit where Encana also works, locations include: Grande Prairie, Strathmore, Ponoka, Calgary and Dawson Creek. “It’s been extremely good,” Lieverse said. “So far this year, we have raised over $91,000 in food and cash to go to the different food banks that we’ve been at ... we’re well on our way to matching or beating our total last year; we raised $103,000 between food and cash donations. We do expect to beat that this year,” he said. Last year, the community of Dawson Creek raised 1,085 lbs of food and over $11,000 for the Salvation Army’s food bank. This year the money will be donated to St. Mark’s Anglican Church’s food bank and soup kitchen, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, Lieverse said, adding that there was no significant reason why Encana decided to switch the receiving organization, other than they wanted to support all the different food banks.
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Luncheon for leaders JILL EARL email@example.com FORT ST. JOHN - Businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best during a free luncheon scheduled for Aug. 16 in Fort St. John. The Pacific Institute, leaders in business consulting, will be sending their Canadian managing director to give a presentation about how organizations can increase their efficiency, maximize their potential and improve business results by introducing processes and principles of cognitive science into the workplace. “We want to offer our customers and communities in northeast B.C. the opportunity to learn from the Pacific Institute, a world leader in this field, how to develop their potential into performance, both personally and professionally,” said Martin Weideman, training manager at Alpha Training Solutions. Weideman said he wanted to host the luncheon to learn how he could equip his employees inwardly to deal with stresses and life issues, and wanted to give other organizations the opportunity to do the same.
They plan on hosting some Pacific Institute courses in the fall, he added. The luncheon and course are designed for organizations across an entire spectrum of sectors including: education, business, health, government, sports and other community associations. The cognitive science is presented in layman’s terms and will be beneficial to all who choose to apply the principles. “It’s mutually beneficial; it’s for the businesses, it’s for the owners, management. It doesn’t matter if you’re the owner of a Fortune 500- or a 1,000-company, you would find the same benefit from this program as somebody in high school. It is cognitive psychology that’s made palatable for the average person. It’s just how people function,” he said. The Pacific Institute usually deals with bigger organizations like governments and international companies and not smaller companies, according to Weideman, making the luncheon a unique opportunity for all organizations in the area. “They have quite a unique and extended reach and we got them to look our way, so we’re going to put on a luncheon,” he said.
Hunger race Continued from Page 12. Coordinator of the St. Mark’s food bank, Austin Sones, said that approximately 130 adults and 35 children use the food bank each month. “We were having so many people dropping in for food. The way it’s been going now... by the time they’ve got their rent paid, there’s not too much money left,” Sones said. St. Mark’s has been running their food bank for approximately 20 years. They are sponsored by three other churches in the community, and occasionally receive donations from other community groups. In an effort to raise more money and food during the campaign, WPCA drivers encourage the public to donate in their name. The driver who has received the most donations in their name wins the title of “Food
Driver of the Year.” Encana will then donate an additional $10,000 to the food bank of the driver’s choice. Two years ago, the Dawson Creek Salvation Army was the recipient of that $10,000. “It just came out of a need that was recognized. The food banks are always struggling in the summer time and are short of food, so we thought this was a great opportunity for us to partner with one of the groups that we do a lot of partnering with, the WPCA, to help support the local food banks,” explains Lieverse about how the campaign started. Dawson Creek’s 4-H club is also helping out this year by setting up food boxes throughout the community for food or cash donations. Whatever is collected in the boxes will also be matched by Encana. “It’s a great opportunity to have different groups partnering together to address a need in the community,” Lieverse said.
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Items may not be exactly as shown, accessories & attachments cost extra. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included. Prices are based on the US exchange are subject to change. A documentation fee of up to $250 will be applied on all finance offerings. Additional fees may apply. Programs and prices subject to change without notice, at any time, see dealer for full details. Offer valid from March 1, 2013 until August 31, 2013. Subject to John Deere Financial approval. In the event you default on this or any John Deere Financial Multi-Use Account transaction, interest on all outstanding balances on your Multi-use accounts (including on this and all special Term transactions on your Multi-use Account) will begin to accrue immediately at 19.75% AIR from the date of default until paid in full, and you will be required to make monthly payments on your Multi-use Account equal to 2.5% (personal use); 3.0% (commercial use) of the original amounts financed plus interest. For purchases on your Multi-use Account for personal use. Offer is unconditionally interest free for the first 12 months. After the 12 month period, for eligible purchases of goods and services: 1) a minimum monthly payment of 2.5% of the original amount financed is required; and 2) finance charges will begin to accrue immediately on amount financed at 17.9% per annum. *Offer valid from August 1, 2013 until October 25, 2013. Additional dealer fees may apply. Financing on approved John Deere Financial credit only. See dealer for details. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. By selecting the purchase financing offer, consumers may be foregoing such discounts and incentives which may result in a higher effective interest rate. 100% APR purchase financing for 60 months on new John Deere 3000 Series Compact Utility Tractors. Eligibility for $0 down payment offer is limited to highly qualified customers and scheduled monthly payments will be required. Representative Amount Financed: $10,000, at 0% APR, monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months, total obligation is $10,000, cost of borrowing is $0. Monthly payments/cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed/down payment. MSRP cash price based on highest priced product in series: $37,090 (includes $50 documentation fee). Cost of borrowing based on Representative Amount Financed not MSRP cash price. Minimum finance amount may be required; representative amount does not guarantee offer applies. The charge for amounts past due is 24% per annum.
of the motorcycle was riding alone and he was taken to the Fort St. John hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. that night. The police are not releasing the manâ€™s name. His family was notified. According to an RCMP press release the motorcycleâ€™s
speed was not ruled out as a contributing factor to the accident. However, RCMP are still investigating with Work Safe BC, BC Coronerâ€™s Office and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement to determine the cause of the collision. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said they are waiting on a traffic analysis report for further details.
In collaboration of Urban Youthâ€™s ages 13 â€“ 18, regardless of status, culture or gender. The Youth Worker plans, develops and implements recreational, social and/or educational progressive programming that is measurable to the needs and improves their life prospects.
QualiďŹ cation Criteria: â€˘ Diploma in Social Work, Counselling or CertiďŹ cate in Youth related ďŹ eld or at least 3 years equivalent work experience â€˘ Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services is preferred â€˘ Level one First Aid â€˘ Food Safe
Job Skills and Abilities: â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
Excellent interpersonal behavior and communication skills Demonstrated teaching ability Organization, time and general management skills Written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently Class 5 Drivers license with good extract
This is a permanent fulltime position that starts September 3, 2013 â€˘ Hourly Rate $17-$20 Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 work related references with â€œYouth Coordinatorâ€? in the subject line to:
Executive Director Nawican Friendship Center 1320 102 Ave Dawson Creek BC V1G 2C6 Email: email@example.com Fax: 250-782-8411 Closing Date: August 16, 2013
August 15, 2013
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Phone 250 785 4115
“Investing Our Energy In The North”
People of the Peace
Photo Credit Jill Earl COSTUMES, PROPS , GLITTER, SMALL ANIMALS AND OF COURSE, KIDS, MADE UP THE KIDDIE PARADE ON AUG. 8 AT THE MEMORIAL ARENA IN DAWSON CREEK. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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LIGHT INDUSTRIAL FOR SALE Tundra Street Fort St John, BC
Phone 250 785 4115
“Investing Our Energy In The North”
RON RODGERS Managing Broker/Owner E-Mail: Ron@northeastbc.com
10220 101 Ave Fort St John BC V1J 2B5
www.NEBCRealty.com F: 250 785 4120
Located just off the City of Fort St John boundary limits, this property is close to all city amenities and North Peace Regional airport, and access to the Alaska Highway without driving through city traffic and NO CITY OF FSJ PROPERTY TAXES! Three bays with drive thru wash bay make up the 8,200sf of shop area. 2 offices and reception on main floor, two offices on upper level. Loads of yard space for storage and potential to expand!
Asking $2 Million Exclusive listing to NEBC Call Ron to view or for more information 24 hour notice required no drop ins please
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND FOR SALE Fort St John, BC Just over 1 ACRE Zoned C3 Service Commercial, permitted uses include; retail, shopping mall, hotel/motel, restaurant, service station, as well as the much needed multi-use retail/commercial on main level and residential apartment/ condos on all upper floors.
Asking $1.2 Million Call Ron for more details MLS® N4606311
(this is a co-listing with Rick Walters of ReMax Action Realty)
INVESTMENT PROPERTY FOR SALE
POUCE COUPE, BC
Twostoreycommercialbuilding currentlyusedforresidentialrental suites.Builtwithpotentialforretail onmainfloor&residentialunitson secondfloor.
Asking $299,000 MLS® 144789
Call Ron to view 48 hour notice will be required - no drop ins please
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August 15, 2013
CLASSIFIEDS CAREER OPPORTUNITY Fixed Operations Manager
Grand Forks Division IMMEDIATE OPENING Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic
FULL TIME Prince George, BC Branch
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at
Ensures that the Parts Manager, Service Manager and Body Shop Manager run efficient and profitable departments through productive staffing, customer retention, cost controls, achievement of objectives, and maintenance of all service and body shop records.
Grand Forks is the heart of the Boundary Country nestled in the Southern Interior of Beautiful BC minutes from the US Border. For more information about Grand Forks, visit the website www.city.grandforks.bc.ca
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) essential; • Heavy duty truck/equipment technical knowledge preferred; • Post-secondary diploma in a related field preferred; • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Reporting to a Maintenance Supervisor, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the upkeep of all the operation’s mobile equipment. You will be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, the successful applicant must have a recognized heavy duty trade certification and a good safety and attendance record. The current shift configuration is 3 days on 4 days off, 36 hours per week, steady dayshift. Excellent wages and benefit package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423. All successful applicants will be screened. Interested applicants should forward a resume by August 25, 2013 to: Hank Randrup, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-443-2434 or email: email@example.com.
Trains and motivates the Service Manager, Body Shop Manager and Parts Manager. Directs and monitors all management or supervisory personnel functions for the service, body shop and parts departments. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with customers. Monitors and controls the performance of the service, body shop and parts departments using appropriate reports, tracking systems and surveys. Must become familiar with and comply with the company’s Health & Safety Manual. Other duties may be assigned.
SKILLS: • Strong leadership skills; • Excellent customer relations skills; • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; • Strong organizational skills; • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; • Must be able to be creative and adaptive in a union shop environment; • Strong business ethics with a professional approach at all time; • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports.
We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck & equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,000 employees and 23 locations in North America. We offer competitive wages and an attractive benefits package. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. E-mail your resume to Rick Bruneski at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information available at http://inland-group.com/en-ca/about-us/job-opportunities/job-detail.aspx?jobID=100
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
New Full Time Permanent Position
Reporting to, and under the direction of, the Director of Health and Wellness, the Health and Wellness Programs Coordinator will synchronize the development and implementation of Health and Wellness programs designed to promote holistic health and community wellness. Oversee the administrative day to day operations of the Health and Wellness Department in the absence of the Director of Health and Wellness. Focus on achieving the priorities set out in Reaching for Our Vision document as they relate to Health and Wellness. Minimum Qualiﬁcations • University degree or 2 year diploma in Health and Wellness or in associated ﬁeld; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience • 2 years relevant and progressively responsible experience • 1 year supervisory • Ability to understand and follow written guidelines, policies and procedures, laws and regulations • Knowledge of health and wellness programs; assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation • A well-deﬁned diplomacy; including negotiation, conﬂict resolution, and people management skills • Excellent organizational and time management skills; be able to efﬁciently organize many details • Computer literacy, including effective working skills Microsoft Ofﬁce and Outlook • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced team environment • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional education • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; good public relation skills • Proven critical thinking and decision making skills; ability to work under minimal supervision • Successful completion of a criminal record check • Valid Driver’s License Desired Qualiﬁcations All of the above, plus the following: • University Degree in Health Administration • Previous experience in program development and budget management. • Formal training in crisis management • Previous First Nation experience • Awareness and understanding of First Nations’ history and context • Familiarity with integrated health services Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To forward your resume, respond to: Cathy Hooper, Human Resources Ofﬁcer Fort Nelson First Nation R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0 Fax: (250) 774-7260 E-mail: email@example.com Closing Date: August 31, 2013. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
View job description at: www.fortnelsonﬁrstnation.org
PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT REQUEST for VOLUNTEERS Agriculture Advisory Committee The Peace River Regional District is seeking three (3) members at large from the region to serve as members on the Agriculture Advisory Committee (AAC). The Committee was established to provide advice to the Regional District Board regarding agriculture in the region. The Committee will review and provide advice on matters regarding the agricultural sector in the Regional District, including recommendations for ways to enhance agriculture in the region. Some of the Committee’s accomplishments to date include providing comments on the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation, advising the Regional Board on Official Community Plans and reviewing ALR applications. In 2011 the AAC assisted the Board in the preparation of a briefing paper during a review of the Agricultural Land Commission. A current major initiative for which the AAC is an important participant is the development of a Regional Agriculture Plan, expected for completion in the spring of 2014. Terms of Reference for the Committee may be obtained from the Regional District offices located at 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC; 9505 – 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC or viewed on the Regional District website at http://www.prrd.bc.ca. Members are reimbursed for all travel expenses to attend meetings, typically meetings are 4 to 5 hours long and take place 4 to 6 times per year. Members are appointed for a two year term. As a major agricultural region, the Regional Board believes that input from the sector is important to assist with major decisions affecting agriculture. If you are interested in agriculture and issues related to agriculture and would like to participate on the Agriculture Advisory Committee please submit a brief letter and resume outlining your interests, background and experience in agriculture to: Peace River Regional District Agriculture Advisory Committee – Request for Volunteers Box 810, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8 Fax: 250.784.3201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Appointments will be drawn from the submissions received and will balance a number of factors including geographic and commodity representation. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013. Inquiries should be directed to Bruce Simard, General Manager of Development Services at 250.784.3200 or 1.800.670.7773 or email email@example.com.
August 15, 2013
BUY THE WHOLE HOUSE
Off set mortgage with Basement Suite Rental. Main floor 3 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Lower floor 2 bedroom, bath, kitchen & living room. Shared laundry, $15,000 in recent repairs. Located at 6388 Daisy Ave, Fort St. John. Call 1-250-493-1807. Price $365,000. Pre approvals only. Will be available in town till Aug 20th to take serious offers 08/22
Fort Nelson First Nation Northern Rockies region of British Columbia is seeking a Community Links Coordinator. The successful candidate will have a university degree or college diploma in an associated field or a combination of experience and education in human services. Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended benefits, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. For more information, please visit: www.fortnelsonfirstnation. org 08/29
Do you love working outdoors? Are you experienced in using chain saws, survey equipment and ATVs? Focus is looking for Survey Assistance in the Fort St. John area. You will need to be physically fit with a current clean drivers license. It’s an added bonus if you have background in Geomatics or Surveying. For more info visit www.focus.ca or send resume to nowhiring@ focus.ca 08/22
Bills Books & Bargains. We buy your collectables, Adult Magazines, Books and coins. Open 12 pm to 7pm Mon to Sat. Phone 250-7852660 TFN
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE Bread maker also used as rice cooker / jam maker. Exercise bike like new. Porcelain dolls. China / Paragon pattern Remember Me. Flower pots and other items. Call 250-262-8021 08/22
Field Service Technician Fort St. John, BC
We are seeking an energetic, personable and self-motivated individual to work the front line and provide outstanding service to our customers in the installation and on-going support of our various products on drilling and service rigs in the Fort St. John, BC area. This requires the ability to work independently during irregular and sometimes long hours, strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively interact and work in a team environment. Experience with oilfield drilling and service rigs as well as instrumentation is an asset. We provide the training and on-going support required to be successful as well as all necessary tools and equipment including a field service vehicle. We offer a competitive base salary, discretionary performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefit program.
Nim’s Thai Massage. Great Stress Relief for your Therapeutic wellbeing. Call 250-793-2335 08/29
RENTAL For Rent Mobile Trailer on city lot with full amenities, stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Electricity and Heat included. Pets welcome. Monthly rent $1100. Damage deposit and references. View lot 443953rd Ave East Fort Nelson BC. Contact Dan Wheeler @ 250-775-1963 or Shirley Bontron @ 250-775-1051 08/29 FOR RENT Modern one bedroom apartment. Next to school in Charlie Lake. Call 250-7855073 08/22
If you are seeking a dynamic work environment with an industry leader, forward your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Field Service Technician-Fort St. John” in the subject field. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website for more information about Pason at www.pason.com.
Pason promotes a safe and healthy work environment and applicants for this position will be subject to our alcohol and drug testing program.
**ALL INCLUSIVE** 3 & 4 DAY CHARTERS
West Moberly First Nations HOUSING & CAPITAL PROGRAM MANAGER PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Permanent Full Time
The Housing & Capital Manager will work with the Director of Operations and Chief & Council to administer the West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) Housing and Capital Programs according to the WMFN Housing Policies and Procedures, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Capital guidelines. The Manager is further responsible for management of the Maintenance Department. The incumbent will liaise with contractors concerning new housing construction, renovations, maintenance, and all other capital projects; work with internal departments and members to maintain effective rental and mortgage management; liaise with external entities and businesses to provide quality and ef¿cient service delivery to the community. The Manager will be responsible to acquire the funding necessary to provide the service delivery identi¿ed by the membership and approved by Chief and Council, while also keeping Chief and Council informed on housing initiatives, capital needs and budget reviews on all aspects of the Department.
778-983-2018 email@example.com www.salmoncharters.ca PRINCE RUPERT BRITISH COLUMBIA
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: • Grade 12 completion or equivalent combination of education and experience • AANDC or CMHC training pertaining to Capital Projects an asset • Property Management Certi¿cate or related education; or combination of related education and experience • 5 years’ experience in of¿ce administration • Excellent computer skills and adept in Microsoft Of¿ce programs • Housing construction, renovation and public works management • Capital Infrastructure Project Management • Work experience with First Nation Housing Program an asset • Experience In a Supervisory/Management role • Developing, maintaining and monitoring of multiple budgets • Must have exceptional people and organizational • Goal oriented and able to work well in pressure situations • Adept at proposal writing, Reporting, and Networking • AANDC and CMHC policies, regulations and procedures an asset
28.74 acres, 2784 sq. ft. house. Excellent water well, sub dividable, access to West By-pass.
Great for shop.
Interested individuals may send their Cover Letter and Résumé to: Liz Wray, Director of Operations, West Moberly First Nations Box 90 Moberly Lake, BC V0C 1X0, Fax: 250-788-9792, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE: 4:30 pm Friday August 23, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
10575 - 244 Road. Phone: 250-785-3884
August 15, 2013
COMMUNITY Toll Free: 1.877.787.7030 | Phone: 250.787.7030
UPCOMING Fort St. John â€˘ Aug.16: Documentary Night: The Trail of â€˜42 at The North Peace Museum starts at 7 p.m. How was the Alaska Highway built? Have you ever wanted to see photographs and footage from the construction of the highway? Come join us for our fifth documentary night and be transported back to 1942 and the rush to put the highway through. This documentary includes interviews as well as contemporary and archival footage. Free Admission. Donations welcome. Call 250-787-0430 for more information. â€˘ Aug. 17: Super Park car wash fundraiser from 12-5 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot. Car wash by minimum
$5-donation. NO MUDBOGGERS please. Contact Jaandi 260-262-2703 president or Jennie 250-271-0336 fundraising â€˘ Aug. 25: The Fort St. John SPCA is hosting its second Doggie Day Spa of 2013 at Oculus Transport Ltd (next to the UFA at 7308 72 St.) Oculus will also be hosting a car wash with donations to Paws for a Cause. Services: Bath and Blow dry: $20, Nail trim: extra $5, Anal gland expression: extra $5, Ear clean: extra $5. For reservations email your name, your dogâ€™s name and breed and phone number to email@example.com. â€˘ Aug. 23 - 25: North Peace Horticultural Society is holding their annual Flower Show at the North Peace Cultural
Centre. Bring your entries Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open to public on Saturday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments available. â€˘ Sept. 8: 2013 Paws for a Cause at Centennial Park. Registration at 12 p.m. and walk is at 1 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Fort St. John SPCA. There will be prizes, vendors and activities for children and pets!
â€˘ Aug. 15-18: The 7th Annual Corn Roast and Music Festival will be taking place at the Tupper Hall. Admission is by donation and free camping is available on site. For more information or to perform call Pat at 250-786-7913.
ONGOING Fort St. John
â€˘ Ft. St. John Parkinsonâ€™s Support Group Parkinson Society British Columbia. Last Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am McDonaldâ€™s Restaurant 10920 Alaska Road North Ft. St. John, BC Note: there is no meeting in December For more information please contact: Sarah at 250 785 7348 â€˘ 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. â€˘ 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. â€˘ Hearts for Adoption Support Group: Waiting families, adoptive families and wondering families/individuals are welcome to join us for adoption stories, resources and snacks! Meets regularly. For dates and times contact Joel or Gigi at 250-787-7559
â€˘ The Visually Impaired Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, 1400 113 Ave. Each month we have a
&" Phone 250-787-0010 11116 100th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC
guest speaker and we share lunch. (cost by donation). Anyone who is visually impaired or who cares about someone with vision difficulties is welcome to attend. For further information please call Pam 782-5187 or Margaret 782-3221. â€˘ â€˜No matter how much time you have to spare, or what your interests are, â€˜Better at Home has a volunteer opportunity for you! Can you spare a little time to help a senior to remain independent in their home? Call â€˜Better at Homeâ€™ at 250-782-2341 and see how easy and enjoyable volunteering can be.â€™ â€˘ 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. â€˘ Stream of Life (Korean Church) 433-95 Ave Dawson Creek BC V1G 1H4 Phone 250-219-8016 Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM Sunday School: 10:00 AM Bible Study: 7:00 PM (Wednesday) Intercession Pry:700 PM (Thursday)
â€˘ 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.
Charity Cut-A-Thon AUGUST 24 2 - 4 P.M. IN SUPPORT OF THE SALVATION ARMY
We will be offeringâ€Ś â€˘ Haircuts with no styles for both men and women. â€˘ Eyebrow waxes by donation
20% off all retail.
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ 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
â€˘ 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 AA meeting. Call for times and places or someone to talk to. Phone 242-4018. â€˘ Tuesdays: TR Seniors (55+) Drop-In â€“ Floor curling, carpet bowling, card & board games, coffee & cookies. Community Centre Room 5 from 1-4 pm. Small drop-in fee. â€˘ 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.
Inventory Reduction Sale %
selected Canada West Western Boots until August 24th
Friday Aug. 23 9-8 & Sat. Aug. 24 9-4 HELP US HELP THE COMMUNITY!
Check Facebook for Hourly Sales Sat. Aug. 24 starting 9 a.m.
Gift CertiďŹ cates Available
Open Late Wed, Thurs & Friday! Voted Best Spa â€˘ Peopleâ€™s Choice 2012
10440-100th Street 250-787-1552 WWW.HAIRBIN.COM
#3 - CO-OP Mall 10200 8th St, Dawson Creek 250.782.4318
August 15, 2013
CLASSIFIEDS FOR LEASE Now Leasing!
“THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!”
2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
• Heat & Hot Water Included!! • 5 Brand New Full Size Appliances (insuite washer & dryer) • Elevators • On-site management! • Secure Bldgs in secure neighborhood • Window coverings! • Families welcome! • RV Parking • Off street plug in parking! • Close to shopping, bus routes
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/RECEIVABLE CLERK:
Peace Lutheran Church in Fort St. John is seeking a
Offering a great opportunity to work in a dynamic retail environment. Duties include accounts reconciliation, daily deposit, computer application and reception relief. 40 hours per week available. Wages are commensurate with experience, beneﬁts available. Apply by resume with references:
Fort Motors Ltd. 11104 Alaska Road, Fort St. John, BC V1J 5T5 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest and are advised that only those granted an interview will be contacted.
Conveniently Located at 8511 - 86th St., Fort St. John, BC
250-787-7272 FOR RENT
SPRING INTO A NEW HOME Sterling Management Services Ltd. has for rent Bach, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Townhouses & Duplexes Fort St John Dawson Creek Commercial Space For Lease/Rent Brandt: 9907-100th Ave 2500 sq ft retail retail or ofﬁce Endicotte: 9512-100 Street 1533 sq ft retail or ofﬁce Yenkana: Shop space 3000 sq ft TD Bank: upstairs ofﬁce space 1323 sq ft Call Rob for viewing, rates and details - 250-785-2829 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
Li-Car Management Group is now taking applications for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, Contact our ofÀce for more information! Phone: 250-785-2662 Email: email@example.com
Local real estate appraisal ﬁrm seeks a motivated self-starter to take on the challenging position of receptionist/administrator. McDonald Appraisals is a local ﬁrm that has served the Peace River/Fort Nelson area for several decades. We are a ﬁrm of professionals that is involved in the appraisal of all types of real estate. As the receptionist/administrator, your duties would include reception, interacting with clients, report typing, ﬁling, basic accounting and banking and general administrative secretarial duties. We are seeking a talented individual with previous administrative/ secretarial training including experience with the MS Ofﬁce suite as well as strong computer skills. Please reply in conﬁdence, including salary expectation, to Box 6576, Fort St John, BC V1J 4J1 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL-TIME PARISH ASSISTANT This position will fulﬁll the roles of ofﬁce administrator, bookkeeper and youth worker. Please contact Pastor Dibaba for copy of job description, salary information or to discuss your position.
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Automotive Chipped Transponder Keys Available
the original renovations Overhead Door Co of Fort St. John
• Master Key System •Lockout Boards • Padlocks
8215 93 Street Fort St. John, BC 250-787-0216
Alpine Glass Windows & Doors Ltd.
250-785-6409 9708-108 Street, Fort St. John
409 250-785-640 9708-108 St Fort St John
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• Windshields • Flooring • Custom Showers •Windows & doors
Securing all points of the Peace Region
ALL ICBC PAPERWORK DONE ON SITE
*Free in-Home Consultations
Finning Frontage Road, Mile 47, Alaska Hwy
Is Booking New Students for September, 2013. We offer customized private Guitar Lessons for the “Young & Young @ Heart”
COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE
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