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If no steps are taken to mitigate the effects of the mountain pine beetle infestation, the equivalent of eight of approximately 24 mills in the affected areas may be forced to close within the next 20 years. The special committee on timber supply, chaired by MLA John Rustad, was formed late in May to design recommendations to temper the damage being done in affected forests, and shared the 22 measures it feels need to be taken August 15. During a press conference later the same day, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson said the ministry will be working very quickly to outline a number of steps and create an action plan to put the recommendations in motion. He expects there will be a timeline charting the steps to be taken moving forward within the next week. “We’ll have a action plan in response to all the recommendations by September,” Thomson said. The recommendations include maximizing the value of marginal economic stands, creating an inventory of B.C. forests, and looking at the feasibility of rebuilding the sawmill in Burns Lake following the explosion of the mill, the town’s main employer and source of revenue, earlier in the year. Rustad said that though the future of the Burns Lake mill was not directly within the committee’s mandate, there was some expectation for them to look at the issue. “We tried to come up with solutions we thought were reasonable,” he said. Without removing existing timber rights, Rustad said there are one million cubic metres of pine in the Lakes area to support Burns Lake. The Lakes District is the area most affected by the mountain pine beetle infestation. Following it is Quesnel then Prince George. A reduction in the allowable annual cut in Prince George won’t happen

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Special Committee on Timber Supply committee chair John Rustad releases the committee’s report in Prince George August 15. as quickly as in the other areas, Rustad said, meaning it should be of benefit for Sinclar to re-open Lakeland Mills, though there will be other factors the company will likely need to take into consideration. “There will be challenging decisions for industry in the future,” Rustad said. Rustad added the committee was aware that industry was nervous of any dramatic shifts springing from the recommendations within the report.

Thus far the mountain pine beetle has killed 53 per cent of the pine trees in the affected area. If left unchecked it could destroy 57 to 70 per cent leading to a reduction of 10 million cubic metres in the annual cut. However, with hopes of utilizing marginal forest areas combined with innovations within the forest industry and a look at some of the infected forests while touring the various areas during the consultation process, Rustad remains opti-

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Oil refinery plan for Kitimat

BILL PHILLIPS

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It’s a game-changer for tth the he debate on the Northern Gateway waay w Pipeline. Newspaper owner David Black aacck is proposing to build a $13-billion liio on oil refinery in Kitimat. Black said, at a press conferffeerence last month, he is submitting tiin ng an environmental assessment een nt application to build a world scale cca ale oil refinery on behalf of Kitimat mat Clean Ltd., a company owned need n by Black. “I will self-describe myself as as a businessman, a father and grandndfather, a British Columbian, n,, a sailor and quiet environmentalttaalist, and a believer in putting back aacck for the next generation,” Black aacck said. Black said he will put up the tth he money for the environmental nttal n assessment. Funding for tth the he proposed refinery has yet to b bee secured, however, he is confident deen nt it can be raised. It hinges, howow o wever, on the fate of the pipeline. ne. e. “If the pipeline doesn’t go ahead, there’ll be no refinery,” he said. The hope is to take all the

crude oil Northern Gatecrud cr ude de oi il th tthat hat tthe he N Nor orth or th ther her e n Ga G ate teway wa ay y pipeline pipe pi p peli pe line nee can cca an send. sen sseend d. “It removes the chance of a spill of heavy crude oil (from a tanker),” Black said, adding that refined oil, such as diesel, floats

and and evaporates evap ev apor ap orat or ates at es minimizing minim inimiizi in izing ing th thee damage dama da mage age ge in in case case of of a spill. spil sp illl. The project, should it go ahead, would create 6,000 construction jobs for five years and 3,000 permanent full time jobs at the refin-

ery. er ery y. Black Blac Bl ack k said said British B Bri riti ttish ssh ColumCo C Col olumu bia needs jobs, now and in the future. “I think it’s the right thing to do for the province,” he said. “I

tthink hin it’s nation-building.” Black is joined in the venture Bl by Glenn McGinnis, a consulting b yG with a MSc in chemical eengineer ngi and 40 years experieengineering en ngi eence nce in the oil refining business. Kitimat K Kit itim m Clean Ltd. proposes to build b uild on 3,000 hectares 25 km north n ort of Kitimat – Crown land zzoned one for industrial use. The proposal, so far, has the support p rop off tthe o h community of Kitimat. “This is very great day in our “T history, the council and mayor h isto projects that add value ssupport upp our natural resources,” said to o to Kitimat Mayor Joanne MonK itim m aaghan. gha “This project will change tthe th he face of the northwest foreever.” ver However, Art Sterritt of Ho Coastal First Nations, is conC oas about the Kitimat airccerned ern sshed hed with new liquid natural gas plants p lan and possibly a refinery. “The impact on the air qual“T iity it y will w have the same result as Sterritt said. ccrude,” ru d The Th refinery is expected to produce 240,000 barrels per day pro pr p od od of diesel, 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline and 50,000 barrels per day of kerosene or aviation fuel.

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A proposal to construct a $13-billion dollar refinery in Kitimat by media mogul David Black as an end point for Enbridge pipeline bitumen has met with mixed reactions from local leaders. MLA Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, says he sees the potential of such a project, though a lot needs to happen before such a proposal becomes a reality. “I think it’s a very interesting proposal. Of course it will have to go through an environmental review, and we have to make sure corporate investors are on board,” he said. He added he expects the addition of a refinery, should the project take hold, will change the conversation around the pipeline. “It changes the dialogue of the conversation around the Northern Gateway Pipeline, especially when you get an individual such as David Black, who comes with real credibility, and who’s engaging in this project. I look forward to following it along and seeing where it goes.” Bell said he knew Black was considering the project. “Mr. Black has e-mailed myself and Minister (Rich) Coleman over the last bit of time,” he said. “We knew he was thinking about this and thought it a was an approach to take in terms of adding value to the bitumen as well as mitigating some of the environmental risks in terms of transporting heavy oil on the ocean.” Bell added it’s a bit to early in the game to speculate on what having a refinery in Kitimat will mean to northern B.C. “There’s a lot of work to be done. I think we’re jumping a bit ahead. Mr. Black, however, suggested there may be upward of 3,000 jobs created,” Bell said. “The notion of increasing capacity of refined product in B.C I think should be attractive to the consumer as well. Refining your own oil then selling it back as oil and

diesel to the consumer is likely going to create a more competitive environment for automotive fuel.” Bell added he’s disappointed by the NDP’s reaction to the announcement. “There’s a whole bunch of real interesting things that come with this,” he said. “It’s disappointing to me the NDP opposed it without knowing anything about it. I think that is worrisome. My interest and approach is ‘tell me more.’ I’m interested in knowing more about this and what it can do for us. I think their approach shows a real lack of respect for environmental process and a lack of understanding of what needs to be done to drive the economy. If they were to form government and just say no to every major proposal that comes forward there will not be a lot of jobs in B.C. Instead there will be a high rate of unemployment.” The proposal brought forward by David Black is certainly ambitious, but it is unclear whether he will be able to commandeer the supply of oil from Enbridge and the foreign partners involved in the Northern Gateway Project,” said NDP energy critic John Horgan in a press release. “It remains to be seen whether it’s a pipe-dream or if it is a credible plan with realistic price tags and capacity.” Horgan said if it ever manages to get off the ground, it would still have to follow a rigorous environmental process and full consultation with First Nations. New Democrat MLA for Skeena Robin Austin said seeing as there is no change to the level of risk with the pipeline, then the pipeline

should still not move forward. “There is nothing wrong with the principle of trying to add value or economic benefit to the project, but the potential for disaster with the pipeline is unchanged,” said Austin. “Northern communities know the risks are too great, and that’s why they oppose the project.” Terry Teegee, Carrier Sekani tribal council chief said the addition of a refinery is immaterial to him. The pipeline, he added, will still be crossing First Nations land. The risks, he said, are just too high. “They have that recent ad of 99.99 per

cent of safety success rate,” Teegee said. “We got a guarantee of 100 per cent. Don’t build the thing, and we’d like to see Christy Clark say the same thing. Don’t build the thing.” Paul Stanley with Enbridge said building or not building a refinery really has no affect on building the pipeline. “What we’ve been saying is that it’s not something that would impact the Northern Gateway project,” Stanley said. “If Mr. Black is successful he’ll still need a pipeline to move crude oil from Alberta to Kitimat. It’s an interesting idea but it really has no impact on the project.”

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Shepard seeks to unite the right

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Hot on the heels of four high-profile Liberal MLAs announcing they are not seeking re-election, former Canfor and Finning CEO Jim Shepard started a province-wide tour yesterday extolling the virtues of Premier Christy Clark. “If the media could see what I see (with Clark) day-to-day, they’d sing (her) praises to the heavens,” Shepard said during a media scrum in Prince George. Shepard, who served for one year in the premier’s office as a policy advisory to Clark, is fronting a group called Concerned Citizens for B.C. Its goal is to unite the right wing in the province in order to ensure the NDP don’t form government next May. Shepard spent the day in Prince George yesterday meeting with business and community groups, drumming up support and money. “There’s no question that the right-wing coalition has been injured by the start-up of the provincial Conservatives,” he said. “Political history in British Columbia you either have a socialist party like the CCF or the NDP in power or you have a right-wing party like the Socreds or the Liberals. It’s either one or the other.” Bill PHILLIPS/ Fre e Pre s s A split on the right, as with the emergence of the Former Canfor and Finning CEO Jim Shepard speaks to reporters in Prince George Thursday. provincial Conservatives, often leads to an NDP government. “Adrian Dix is very, very quiet,” he said. “He’s him? Just like we’ve been doing with Christy Clark Shepard says his group is spreading the message to like the new kid on the block, he’s as pure as the for the past 17 months.” right-wing voters who might want to vote Conservative driven snow. His plan is to tip-toe into the premier ’s In addition to Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s “making sure that they understand that it’s absolutely office.” announcement on August 28 that he will not be seekvital that the right-wing coalition stays together to keep a The Concerned Citizens of British Columbia are ing re-election, George Abbott, MLA for Shuswap free-enterprise way of life here in British Columbia.” going to force him to stand up to the same scrutiny and Minister of Education; Mary McNeil, MLA for The group will launch an advertising campaign that the premier undergoes when they are in office. Vancouver-False Creek and Minister of Children comparing the track record of the past 10 years of the “When the election comes, it’s going to be ‘what and Family Development; and Chilliwack MLA and Liberal government with the 10 years of NDP govern- premier do you want?,” he said. “Adrian Dix? Let’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier John Les ment in the 1990s. They will also be focusing their have a good look at him. Let’s look at his record. What announced August 29 that they would not be seeking attention on NDP leader Adrian Dix. do you like about him? What do you not like about re-election.

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James. Horgan said the succession took place without consulting the official opposition, and was VICTORIA – NDP MLAs used the first public “orchestrated” by MacMinn to include the conmeeting of the legislative management commit- sulting arrangement that extended his salary tee to call for former clerk of the house George and benefits for two years. He said committee MacMinn to be removed from his $240,000-a- members don’t know what MacMinn is supposed to do as a consultant, but public accounts year consulting job. NDP house leader John Horgan called for the show he was paid $250,000 plus $22,000 in travel second year of MacMinn’s consulting contract to expenses last year. B.C. Liberal members of the committee agreed be terminated, and asked if taxpayers are paying him for his car, club memberships or pension in Tuesday to review MacMinn’s position, once a report is prepared on his duties. James warned addition to extending his salary. MacMinn stepped down last year after 54 that the two-year term is legally binding, and years as a legislative clerk, the longest term if it was terminated it could increase the cost to in Commonwealth history. He served as chief taxpayers. The B.C. Liberal majority voted to approve clerk from 1993 until last year, when he agreed to make way for his long-time assistant Craig the appointment of James and the consulting role for MacMinn last year, with NDP MLAs opposed. PUZZLE NO. 361 Historically a secretive group overseeing HOW TO PLAY: the $70 million legislature budget, the Fill in the grid so that Legislative Assembly every row, every column Management Comand every 3 x 3 box mittee was pushed into the open by a contains the numbers 1 critical report issued through 9 only once. in July by Auditor Each 3 x 3 box is General John Doyle. outlined with a darker The audit found that MLA credit card line. You already have a bills are being paid few numbers to get you without receipts, and started. the legislative assemRemember: you must bly hasn’t produced financial statements not repeat the numbers despite a 2007 recom1 through 9 in the mendation from the same line, column or 3 Answers can be found in the classifieds. previous auditor genx 3 box. eral.

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There are a couple of reasons Charlie Daniels might have made a good newspaper reporter – and one reason why he wouldn’t. The country superstar is in Prince George on Oct. 28, and in a phone interview talked about some of the similarities between writing songs and writing newspaper stories. “There’s no particular unit of time it takes to write a song. If you’ve got a good idea of where the song is going, like you probably find when you’re writing a story, it goes pretty good. “If I can get the whole story in my mind before I start, it comes fast.” He also finds he works well under pressure. “Years ago, Hal Needham called me and said he needed some music for a movie he was doing called Stroker Ace, and he needed it pretty quick.” Daniels received a copy of what had been shot already on Thanksgiving, but decided not to take the holiday off. “So after dinner, I went down to the basement and watched the movie. Knowing what the story was about helped, and I got the songs written pretty quick.” Known for story songs like The Devil Went Down to Georgia, it comes as a bit of a surprise to find out Daniels doesn’t always start with the lyrics for a song. “A lot start with a guitar riff. There have been some songs where we’ve gone in and recorded the song and then added the lyrics at the end. “Producers will be saying, ‘So when are you going to write the song?’ and I say, ‘Don’t worry, it’ll get done’.” Daniels has a million stories about the music business and his more than 50 years in it, but he remembers a time he was at a loss for words. “We were doing an annual charity show at the Ryman Auditorium (in Nashville), where the Grand Ole Opry used to be, and all of a sudden Martina McBride shows up on the stage.” McBride was carrying a small package, which included a Christmas card wishing Dan-

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Wheaties may not be the breakfast of choice for 28-year-old Prince George product Brandon Hunter. But he sure swung like a champion on Sunday. The top hitter at the 2012 RE/MAX Centre City Baseball Canada Senior Championship, Hunter’s heroics on the final day of the weekend event led the host Prince George Westcana Electric Axemen to the tournament title. Hunter’s grand slam in the Sunday, Aug. 26 gold-medal final was the difference maker in the Axemen’s 9-5 victory over the Windsor Stars, who entered the contest as defending champions of the event. Earlier the same day, Hunter hit the gametying two-run homer in a come-from-behind 4-2 Axemen win over the Fort Saskatchewan Athletics in the semifinal round. The centre fielder’s batting statistics for the four-day event are eye-popping: a tournament-best .667 average (10 for 15) with two homeruns, one double, 10 runs batted in and only one strikeA llan WISHA RT/Free Press out in five games. Kevin Mailloux of the Windsor Stars connects Those numbers stick out. But anybody who with a pitch from Jesse Peters of the Prince watched the Axemen’s games at Citizen Field would’ve been more impressed with Hunter’s George Axemen in the first game for both teams. ability to rise to the occasion on playoff Sun- The same two teams met for the championship, day. It was a special championship celebrated with the Axemen claiming the Canadian title on a special day, something Hunter won’t with a 9-5 win. forget anytime soon. like the Axemen, Chatham won a three-team “It was crazy. I’m like still in shock,” he said tiebreaker to top its group in the round robin. shortly after Sunday’s championship game ended. The Ironmen, Victoria Mavericks (B.C.) and Res“Even after that tying run (against the Athletics), I ton Rockets (Manitoba) finished Pool B with 2-1 couldn’t believe it and then the grand slam. They records. The Strathroy Royals of Ontario also were giving me pitches that I could do something ended up 0-3, and joined the Canadians on the with.” outside looking in when the playoffs started on Hunter’s grand slam came in the fourth inning. Saturday. The bomb to left-centre field opened up a 9-3 AxeFort Saskatchewan, which downed Chatham men lead. Despite that electrifying shot, he called 6-5 to win bronze, had two tournament award his homerun in the previous game more special, winners. Second baseman Jason Sutherland was pointing out the fashion in which that game named Most Defensive Player while Matt Beaudry ended. was named Top Catcher, joining Hunter (Most The Axemen’s semifinal win against Fort Sas- Offensive Player), as only three tournament award katchewan ended with a homerun by Coquitlam winners were named. shortstop Sean Hotzak in the bottom of the sevNo tournament MVP was announced. Axemen enth. manager and tournament co-chair Jim Swanson “We were struggling for offence, it was the bot- said Hunter would’ve been his choice for the hontom of the sixth, it tied us up,” Hunter said of his our, with right-handed pitcher/second baseman game-tying homerun. “It went into the seventh Jesse Peters of Surrey coming in a close second. and Hotty hits a walk-off, that’s huge.” Peters was on the mound for the majority of the The Athletics were the only squad to defeat the Axemen’s win over Fort Saskatchewan, and went Axemen in five tournament games, a 3-2 triumph the distance in their 2-0 victory over Windsor. during round robin action on Friday night. 18 Furthermore, the Axemen were the only team to down the Stars in the eight-team competition, and they did it twice. In their opener Thursday evening, the host squad blanked the Ontario provincial champions by a 2-0 score. In their other tournament game, the Axemen ©2012 HOLIDAY CANADA MANAGEMENT ULC 17256 hammered the Halifax Canadians (Nova Scotia) 10-0 on Saturday. Windsor finished 4-2 in Freedom for them. Peace-of-mind for you. the tournament, the Axemen playing one fewer Living at Prince George Chateau, your senior game for winning Pool A. Fort Saskatchewan loved ones will no longer have to worry about life’s was also in the group, daily chores and you’ll cherish the peace-of-mind the teams each finishing with a 2-1 round robin that only our 24/7 live-in managers can provide. record. Winless at 0-3, Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. Halifax missed the playoff round. In the second semifinal on Sunday, Windsor hammered the Chatham Independent Retirement Living Ironmen (New Bruns4377 Hill Ave, Prince George, BC V2M 7G1 wick) 14-3, a game called after five innings due to 250-564-0202 | princegeorgechateau.com a 10-run mercy rule. Just

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Olympics. This year’s Paralympic Games in London run Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. Day 1 of the multi-sports event falls only 17 days after the current Summer Games conclude. “It’s a great lead-in and it helps for my mental preparation and stuff,” Hedges says of the Olympics. “You see the facility where we’ll play our games at so you can kind of get a feel for what it looks like a little bit, and then seeing some of the accomplishments and hardships and the tests that our other Canadian athletes have been through, and thinking about how I would react and be mentally prepared for those types of things would be a huge benefit for us and myself, I guess.” With the impact of the Olympics and how close the Paralympics are to beginning, it’s

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The women’s team is out of the medal hunt. There’s no national representative on the men’s side. Therefore, most Canadians aren’t following the basketball events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England with much interest. Most, but definitely not all. Robert “Bo” Hedges is one of the exceptions. The 32-year-old Fort St. John product and UNBC graduate is preparing for his second trip to the Paralympic Summer Games. He’ll be on the Canadian team in men’s wheelchair basketball, a program coming off a silver medal standing at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. The Paralympics always follow the

no wonder Hedges is getting excited this month. He has a busy schedule ahead, but has used some downtime this summer to visit his parents’ cattle ranch, located about an hour north of Fort St. John. The path to London speeds up next week. Hedges will be leaving the country on Aug. 14 to suit up with the Canadian team for a set of exhibition games in the Netherlands. The squad will see the host team, Germany and Turkey in the preParalympic event. Germany and Turkey are also competing in men’s wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics. Canada plays Germany on Sept. 2 in London. “Germany is in our pool so they’ll be a tough game for us,” Hedges says. “They got some really good offen-

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2008 gold medal game in Beijing. Great Britain won bronze four years ago with an 85-77 triumph over the U.S. Hedges says the same top four national teams from Beijing are frontrunners to medal in this year’s wheelchair basketball event in London. He notes that Germany, Turkey

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Elisha Williams hopes for golden wheels

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As a student at Duchess Park Secondary, Elisha Williams was a standout in stand-up basketball. Back then, the Prince George product dreamed of representing her country in international play. At 34 years old, Williams’ journey has finally led to the biggest stage. It’s just not the way she would’ve imagined as a teenager, before 1999 when she suffered the first of a string of knee injuries. With the wheelchair as her ride, Williams will represent Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London, England. The multi-sports event runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. Williams and her teammates open their schedule in the women’s wheelchair basketball tournament on Aug. 31 against the Netherlands. Williams talked about the keys to having a successful tournament during a phone interview on Monday. “I think really just that old saying about you beat yourself, or you guys can be your own worst enemies. I think we just got to stay positive, have fun and be confident that we have what it takes to win, so we just got to push hard,” she said. “The game is going to have ups and downs and teams are going to make turnovers, teams are going to make mistakes and that’s not what’s going to cost you the game. It’s going to be how you react to those mistakes. Whether you make or miss that shot, you’ve got to go back and play defence. We’re really excited and we’re trying to bring home a medal.”

A spot on the podium eluded the team four years ago. Williams was an alternate on the squad that finished fifth in women’s wheelchair basketball at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. The U.S. won gold with a 50-38 triumph over Germany, while Australia outscored Japan 53-47 for the bronze medal. The U.S. and Germany join the People’s Republic of China, France and Mexico in Group B in London. Canada will compete in Group A against host Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia and Brazil. The event’s championship game is slated for Sept. 7. After a visit to Prince George on the weekend, Williams flew to Vancouver. From there, she was scheduled to begin a trip to the Netherlands, where Canada will open its schedule in a pre-Paralympic tournament this weekend. The group will arrive in the Athletes Village in London next week. “We’re super excited and like I said, we had a really good year and a really good summer leading up,” Williams said. “Everyone has been training hard and is healthy and confident.” In an effort to improve on its standing from Beijing, Wheelchair Basketball Canada provided the women’s team with a base at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. They set up shop in June and for a couple of months held regular practices and training sessions, and discussed strategies. They even watched parts of the recent Summer Olympics in London. “When we had time off, we could watch a little bit. First thing in the

morning, we would all get up early as a team,” Williams said. “We didn’t have TVs in our room, but there was a lounge, so we’d be watching.” The team may have paid particular attention to the basketball facilities while watching the Games in London. But the Canada colours also caught their attention. “It was even cool just to see what are we going to be wearing,” Williams said. Williams began playing wheelchair basketball in 2005. On the international stage, she’s helped Canada finish second at a pair of Parapan American Games, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also helped the national team finish third at the 2010 World Championships in Birmingham, U.K. Williams is also an academic success. She’s working her way towards a PHD in kinesiology focused in exercise science at the University of Alabama, and already carries a Masters in Disability Management from UNBC. She’s also completed a pair of undergraduate degree programs, with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (San Jose University) and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Alberta). Family, friends and coaches helped Williams develop her skills while growing up in Prince George. The 1996 Duchess Park graduate expressed gratitude for everybody sending her congratulatory messages. Ph o to co ur te s y W h e e lch a ir Ba s k e tb a ll C a na d a “The community has just been really great at supporting me. It’s just Elisha Williams will be competing with the Canadian nice to have your whole town behind women’s wheelchair basketball team at the 2012 you.” Paralympic Summer Games in London.

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A graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has been honoured by the Canadian Association of Geographers for his research involving the First Nations treaty process in B.C. Chris Turner recently received the prestigious Robin P. Armstrong Memorial Prize for his master’s thesis on First Nations’ “overlapping claims.” The prize recognizes and promotes excellence in applied research on Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and is selected from among both masters and PhD-level theses across the country. “I’m delighted to be recognized for this research,” says Turner, who is currently a doctoral candidate at UNBC. “It’s flattering to have the project singled out, and my graduate supervisor, Dr. Gail Fondahl, as well as my thesis committee deserves a lot of credit. UNBC is a terrific school to do graduate research in the field of indigenous geographies.” “UNBC is an exemplary school for a whole bunch of reasons. The world-class faculty goes out of its way to help students succeed,” says Turner. “I work with a legal scholar with extensive

experience in treaty mentorship I receive negotiation, an expert at UNBC.” in the legal geograTurner ’s research phies of indigenous examines the potenpeoples, tial of a b and the bi-cultural Canada institution Research such as a C h a i r commission of comof inquiry parative to research indigand hear enousevidence s t a t e concerning relations. land claims “These and, where Chris Turner are firstrequired, - Treaty process r a t e mediate scholars territorial and very generous disputes among First people. There is isn’t Nations. This is the another university first time this has in the world where I been investigated to would have the kind resolve land claims of knowledgeable disputes in B.C.

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Vintage car swap meet Sept. 14-15

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Car buffs and vintage car enthusiasts are almost always on the hunt for parts – parts that will improve the look, value, comfort or

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Harvey is hoping to draw new people out to the popular event. “This is the only event like it in the North,� he said. “We have about 125 booths inside (Roll-A-Dome) and the corral outside will have 34 cars that

people can restore. “We had a good attendance last year – and we broke even. We’re hoping to increase the numbers this year.� Currently Harvey is hard at work restoring a 1955 Pontiac which originally came from Williams Lake. Not everyone has the vision he does. Case in point: When Harvey returned from a parts buying trip in the U.S. and was crossing into Canada, there was an amusing exchange. “The border guard looked at this hunk of metal I was hauling in the back and asked me if I had bought it in the U.S. I told him yes, then he (Customs official) asked: ‘Did you pay real money for that?.. Go ahead.’� Harvey had to laugh, but he’s used

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Help Wanted Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

Spicy Greens Restaurant

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Education/Trade Schools 21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

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Rentals

Trucks & Vans 2004 DODGE Ram 1500, 5.7L Hemi, many extras. 250,000kms. Good condition. $9750 obo. 250-267-2467

Lakeshore

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Summit Lake: 1 acre sub lake lot A-frame w/trailer & hydro. $35,000 Ph 778-415-2150 after 5

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2 acre building lot (219’ x 397’) in city limits. 10862 Jutland Rd $35,000 Ph (250)964-0357

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Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571

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If you are “sexually active,

you are at risk.”

– MARILYN

Mother, sister, friend and Educator, Positive Living North

HIV is a real concern within our communities. You can contract HIV primarily through unprotected sex and by sharing needles. HIV can live in your body for years without you knowing and all the while you can be passing it to others. At least 25 per cent of people who are HIV+ do not know and these 25 per cent are estimated to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections. Northern Health, in collaboration with its community partners, is working with the Province of BC to prevent the spread of HIV by expanding HIV testing, treatment, and support services to British Columbians.

Educate:

Educate yourself, your family and your friends about HIV. Visit HIV101.ca today.

Test:

The only way to know you are not positive is by getting tested. Request an HIV test today.

Share:

Please share your new knowledge about HIV with others, and please encourage everyone to get an HIV test.


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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Elantra Touring GL 5-Speed Manual/2013 Sonata GL Automatic/2012 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual/2012 Santa Fe AWD Premium Pkg./2012 Veracruz GL FWD with an annual ¿nance rate of 0% for 48/48/48/36/48 months. Bi-weekly payment is $154/$222/$174/$346/$279. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Sonata GL Automatic for $22,995 at 0% per annum equals $222 bi-weekly for 48 months for a total obligation of $22,995. Cash price is $22,995. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. †Prices for models shown (after deducting price adjustment): 2012 Elantra Touring GLS Manual/2013 Sonata Limited/2012 Tucson Limited AWD/2012 Santa Fe 3.5 Limited AWD/2012 Veracruz GLS AWD is $18,644/$28,064/$30,109/$32,059/$35,759. Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760/$1,760/$1,760 included. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas.WFuel consumption for 2012 Elantra Touring GL 5-Speed Manual(HWY 6.4L/100KM; City 8.9L/100KM)/2012 Sonata GL Auto (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2012 Tucson L 5-speed (HWY 7.4L/100KM; City 10.1L/100KM)/2012 Santa Fe AWD Premium Pkg. (HWY 8.0L /100KM, City 10.6L /100KM)/2012 Veracruz GL FWD (HWY 8.5L/100KM; City 12.7L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel ef¿ciency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy ¿gures are used for comparison purposes only. ‡Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $3,699/$2,569/$3,764/$4,500/$5,500/$6,264 available on 2012 Elantra Touring/2013 Sonata/2012 Tucson/2012 Santa Fe AWD Premium Pkg/2012 Santa Fe GL 3.5 Sports Pkg./2012 Veracruz. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Hyundai is under license. iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc., and any use of such marks by Hyundai is under license. †‡Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ^Based on Natural Resource Canada’s 2012 ecoEnergy award for most fuel ef¿cient full-size car. VGovernment 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traf¿c Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

IN PRICE ADJUSTMENTS‡

HIGHWAY 8.5L/100 KM 33 MPGʈ

FINANCING FOR 48 MONTHS

INCLUDES AUTO & AIR

0

28,995

35,259

GLS model shown

$

HIGHWAY 8.0L/100 KM 35 MPGʈ FINANCING FOR 36 MONTHS

5,500

%

ʕ

NOW

$

WAS

26,959 Limited model shown

INCLUDES AIR CONDITIONING

0

% NOW

$

ʕ SELLING PRICE

$

HIGHWAY 7.4L/100 KM 38 MPGʈ

FINANCING FOR 48 MONTHS

17,995 $

0

WAS

HIGHWAY 5.7L/100 KM 50 MPGʈ

FINANCING FOR 48 MONTHS INCLUDES AUTO & AIR

22,995

% ʕ NOW

$

21,759 Limited model shown

INCLUDES AIR CONDITIONING

25,564

HIGHWAY 6.4L/100 KM 44 MPGʈ

0

% ʕ Limited model shown

NOW

WAS

$ AWARDED THE HIGHEST GOVERNMENT CRASH SAFETY RATINGʆ U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

SONATA GL 2013

FOR UP TO 48 MONTHS

ADVA

FINANCING FOR 48 MONTHS

15,995 $

FINANCING

0 I A LOWER D N U Y H NTAGE PRICES

WAS

%†

THE

% ʕ NOW

$

19,694 GLS model shown

ELANTRA TOURING GL 2012

$

THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT FULL-SIZED CAR – NATURAL RESOURCE CANADA’S 2012 ECOENERGY VEHICLE AWARD^

BIG NORTH FREE PRESS - SEPTEMBER 2012

B16 BIG NORTH

17th Ave

Big North - September 2012  

Serving northern British Columbia

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