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OCTOBER 20, 2016 VOL. 39 EDITION 30

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Michael Shuman was a man on a mission. He was the keynote speaker at the inaugural B2B Business Expo hosted by Community Futures Peace Liard at the Encana Events Centre last week. The day was billed as a chance to connect with South Peace business operators, as well as examine new opportunities. “I’d like to introduce a different way of thinking, and doing more with less in a self-financing kind of way,” he said, defining in his terms what economic development meant to him. “It generates jobs, increases income and wealth, and provides tax dollars. It is an attraction and retention competition,” he said. “Every community heeds tourism, entrepreneurship, public health and political participation. We want to maximize local selfreliance and not cutting ourselves off from the global economy at the same time.” “Bank local at a credit union, procure local, have tax credits, and stop giving away money,” he said. Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead said economic development meant working together when it was the best option for the region. “For example the stronger the DC Hospital pitch and case, the better the entire southern area will be. We talk and work together on a regular economic development, it is truly a core discussion topic.” Chetwynd Mayor Merlin Nichols agreed, noting every municipality simply can’t play every role. “We are promoting small business to Chetwynd and as well as shop-at-home plans, but Dawson is bound to have industry and business Chetwynd will never have, our residents should support as local as we can by going there.” Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson said smaller municipalities support larger ones. “Dawson has services we don’t have and our people need Dawson and Chetwynd. Small towns can help support a larger region,” he noted.


The Amisk Hydroelectric Project is a dam on the Peace River, but that’s where comparisons with its better-known cousin upstream end. The company seeking to build the 300plus megawatt project near Dunvegan, Alta. says its dam has little in common with Site C, the 1,100-megawatt BC Hydro facility under construction up-river near Fort St. John. If built, the Amisk proposal would be


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the fourth dam on the Peace River. It comes at a time when Site C is focusing attention on the health of the Peace-Athabasca Delta—including a UNESCO monitoring mission in Wood Buffalo National Park, where some First Nations say upstream development is affecting the health of the rivers. The Joint Review Panel appointed to scrutinize Site C found the dam “would not have any measurable effect” on the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Continued A2






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Ian Sanchez, vice president of Amisk Hydro project developer AHP Development Corp., said the impacts of the Amisk project would be small compared to Site C. “(Site C is) inundating a lot of land and is inundating, in some instances, some very high-quality agricultural land. Ours just isn’t like that,” he said. “We’re very fortunate with this location. So from a stakeholder point of view, from an environmental impacts point of view, our project is just much more benign.” The Amisk project has yet to file its environmental impact assessments with provincial and federal regulators. Sanchez expects a Joint Review Panel will be appointed to review the dam in the coming years. The project has a projected in-service date set for 2026— two years after Site C is scheduled to come online. Amisk would be located in what

Sanchez called a “deeply incised” valley on the Peace River near the B.C./ Alberta border. It’s headpond would be significantly smaller than Site C’s 83-kilometre reservoir, and would hold less than 48 hours of water. However, it would inundate some upstream campgrounds, as well as parts of the Dunvegan Wildlands park and some private land. The Amisk dam was initially proposed in 2012 as a private power project to sell electricity to the Alberta grid. Work has ramped up since the Alberta government announced its intent to decommission its coal power fleet by 2030. Sanchez said his company was continuing to follow news of Site C. “We have followed what’s happening in terms of the regulatory process and stakeholder concerns, for sure,” he said. “But our (project is) quite different.”

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POWER TRIO Mayors Merlin Nichols, Dale Bumstead and Don McPherson of Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, and Tumbler Ridge, respectively, chat about economic development in the South Peace during the inaugural B2B Business Expo held last week at the Encana Events Centre. ROB BROWN PHOTO

City brings in $149K from tax delinquent properties MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

A tax sale held Sept. 26 brought in $149,217 for the city from the sale of nine out of ten tax delinquent properties up for grabs. Total outstanding taxes and charges on the properties amounted to $95,853. The properties represent three years of outstanding taxes for 2016, 2015 and 2014. Owners of the properties have one year to come up with the money owing. They retain right of possession during the one year redemption

period. The city will retain one property, a small house, at a cost of $6,808 after it didn’t sell. According to a Sept. 26 report to council, there are also outstanding taxes on another 41 mobile home owners totalling more than $280,000. City staff will be drafting a separate collection strategy for these properties as the tax sale approach could result in the city owning the trailers but not the land, which it wants to avoid. While properties are going through the tax sale process, city staff provides

written notice to property owners before and after the sale. Staff also follow up with phone calls and emails to property owners in an effort to reduce the total number of properties going to tax sale. Four properties were purchased by third parties at the 2015 tax sale for $211,861. A fifth was retained by the city at $115,522. All five properties that were sold in the 2015 tax sale were later redeemed by the property owners.

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The detachment updated City Council on crime statistics and new developments at the local detachment Oct. 17. The report covering June to September focused on property crime, including break and enter, theft and mischief, as well as assault and sexual assault. Things were slower this past summer for local police compared with 2015. In total, there were 78 fewer files this June than in 2015, 200 less in July and 109 less in August. The trend continued into September, which saw a decrease of 129 files year-over-year. Assaults and sexual assaults dropped in every month compared to 2015 except August, where they remained on par with last year’s numbers. Property crime files declined in each of June, July and August, but showed a slight increase in September, with 89 reported in 2016 compared to 85 in 2015. From June to September, RCMP in the city responded to 73 mental health calls, compared to 79 in 2016. These resulted in 16 arrests compared to 33 during those months in 2015. The Fall Fair was uneventful the RCMP said. “The rain may have been a factor,” staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault said in a report to council. “We responded to the usual alcohol-related issues, otherwise the crowd was generally well-behaved.” Guilbault noted that the investigation into the drowning death at Rotary Lake in August is still ongoing. Also in August, a rash of counterfeit money started circulating in the city at various businesses. They were


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mostly $20 and $50 US notes. RCMP in Dawson Creek recorded 23 complaints in total. Guilbault said the Grande Prairie RCMP also recorded a number of similar counterfeit money complaints. The two detachments coordinated efforts and the investigation is still active. In early September, RCMP responded to an explosion at Encana’s Montney Water Resource Hub. After determining that the explosion was not of a criminal nature, police handed it over to WorkSafeBC for investigation. There have also been personnel changes within the detachment since June. Two new officers have joined the fold. Cst. Kyle Giesbrecht started in July. He and his family came from Steinbach, MB. Cst. Shawn Peddle also joined the detachment from Newfoundland. Before transferring out east, Peddle was working in Quesnel. He started in Dawson Creek in August. Two constables have left the detachment for postings in Manitoba and Whitehorse. Former media liaison at the detachment, Sgt. Ed Reinink has left the RCMP. One officer is retiring from the force, having filed her resignation papers effective for Oct. 5. Another officer from the local station is pursuing a career in forensic identification. The member attended a three-week training session in Terrace in late Sept. If successful, a transfer will be issued. Another member has transferred to Langley.

A proposal to lower Williston Reservoir by running more water through the W.A.C. Bennett dam is no longer on the table. BC Hydro had considered reducing the reservoir’s minimum operating level from 2,147 feet above sea level to 2,140 as a backup plan in case of province-wide droughts, storms or other disruptions to its electricity transmission system. Williston Lake, the seventh largest reservoir in the world, was created when BC Hydro built the W.A.C. Bennett dam on the Parsnip and Finlay Rivers in 1967. It is the lifeblood of the town of Mackenzie, pop. 3,500,

which relies on its waters to operate three mills. The possibility of lowering the lake by seven feet provoked panic in the town, with the mayor telling the Prince George Citizen the lowered water level threatened to “virtually shut down the town” in 2015. As part of a review of its Peace Water Use Plan, last updated in 2007, BC Hydro was required to study the impacts of lower minimum operating levels on industry in Mackenzie. Earlier this year, B.C.’s Comptroller of Water Rights opted to maintain the status quo. Bob Gammer, BC Hydro manager of Northern Community Relations, said the utility can still run more water through the dam if needed— for example, if Hydro

requires more power from its Peace Region system due to lower reservoir levels at Southern B.C. dams. “We still can access lower reservoir operating levels in those emergencies, but we are not going to have those as part of a regular operating regime,” he said. “Right now we can go as low as 2,150 feet above sea level. If we go lower than that, we have to get permission, and we have to get it six months in advance, and we have to notify Mackenzie and Hudson’s Hope that we’re doing that.” Hydro will hold meetings on its Peace Water Use Plan on Oct. 26 in Hudson’s Hope, and on Oct. 27 in Mackenzie.

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O’Brien school gym to serve as polling station for 2017 provincial election MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

A provincial election polling station will once again be located at the O’Brien school gymnasium after city council agreed to rent the building to Elections BC at a reduced rate. The city stands to collect a total of $3,075 from Elections BC, including $1,800 for six days of advanced voting and $1,275 for general voting day. The building is a combination of cityleased and school district-owned space. The most practical access to the offices is through the city-leased area. Elections BC has approached School



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District 59 about office space in the building, according to a report to city council. The building would be used from March 1 to May 31. In 2013, council waived fees at O’Brien school for Elections BC based on a similar request. The school is in an ideal location for a polling station as it is centrally located, accessible by public transit and accessible for people with varying disabilities, the report states. Advance voting will go April 29 and 30 as well as May 3-6. General voting will be held May 9.

The Dawson Creek Mirror is pleased to announce MJ as our Carrier in Focus this week! MJ has been with the Mirror for 3.5 years and likes his route in DC because of the new and friendly people he gets to meet. In his spare time, MJ enjoys reading and collecting comic books. We appreciate MJ and all his hard work helping our readers look into the Mirror!

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Youth coming together to address food insecurity in DC MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

Despite some encouraging news on the economic front, many in Dawson Creek are still struggling to pay their monthly food bills. Food banks like the one at Networks Ministries have noticed an increase in

demand in recent months that has tripilied their normal service numbers, according to coordinator Jacqueline Janssen. With that in mind, youth leaders in the city have decided to step-up and help restock the shelves. On Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m., local youth groups will meet at the Bethel Pentecostal Church parking lot and other spots in Dawson Creek to set off on a city-

wide food drive for the Networks Ministries food bank. The evening will end with a pizza party at the Bethel Church on 17th St. and a concert at the Calvin Kruk Centre by hiphop/EDM artist Terrance Richmond. “There are so many young people that are passionate about making a difference,” said Cara Funk, a youth leader at the Family Foursquare Church. “They want to give back somehow but they don’t always have the tools to know what to do. That’s why I think it’s important to create opportunities like this so that they have the chance to jump in and say ‘okay I am doing something.’” Funk says she hopes it’s the beginning

of many events that the youth groups in the city can organize to help out the community. “We (shouldn’t) stay isolated as youth groups or youth organizations,” she said, “we may as well work together. It seems silly not to.” Funk expects around 100 people to take part in the event. She’s encouraging anyone who is interested to come join them. “Life is richer when you get beyond yourself,” Funk said. “If you step out of your comfort zone and do something to help someone else, something comes alive in you.”

Leaders and members of several local youth groups pose for a photo with Jacqueline Janssen of Networks Ministries (centre) Oct. 17. Youth leaders in the community have organized a city-wide food drive for the Networks Ministries food bank Nov. 5. MIKE CARTER PHOTO



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NICHOLS Buy local or bye, bye local. That was the message to which I tuned in at the Business2Business Expo sponsored by the South Peace EDC in Dawson Creek last Wednesday. Altogether a fascinating event in every respect that held my attention for the day. Too bad more of you couldn’t have attended. It was intended to inspire us with the potential for local business to pollinate itself and generate more prosperity over the long term than the big business that so easily get our juices running. Not that we should scorn big business. To the contrary. Big business produces much of the material, machines, and stuff that we use from day to day. You know: cars, busses, shotguns, bubble gum. Still, we need to create and support the environment that will maximize the potential for locally owned businesses and services to put down roots and prosper. We need to create an entrepreneurial community mindset and in the process maximize local self

reliance. I’m not a fan of the big-box stores. You name them; I won’t. My inclination is to stay out of them and as far away as possible. I see them as damaging to local business that serves the community as part of the community and plows its profits back into the community. Where do you suppose the bigstore profits fly once you have swiped your plastic and bagged your goods? Certainly not back into your community like the locally owned profits. Yet how prone we humans are to make our purchasing decisions based on the so-called savings we retain to spend on something else. And maybe, just maybe, if only half of those who spend their bucks out of town were to spend them locally the home-grown merchants would have the

funding to increase inventory and place themselves in a more competitive position. I am convinced that Chetwynd has the capacity to support a number of entrepreneurs that, today, are still sitting on their hands. Years ago I was inspired by a clothing store that is still prospering in 100 Mile House. I believe a store of like quality to the 100 Mile House store could thrive in Chetwynd. Nobody picked up on my suggestion at the time and my wife was involved in her own retail adventure – now in its third iteration under a different name and ownership and an example of a small enterprise that meets a local need – so we had to let the idea lapse. A high-end, pre-owned-auto dealership could put rubber on the local roads and money in the pockets of the business person

with guts to stick out her neck and do it. We are still missing a number of the professions and trades. Come on people, where are you? Chetwynd is a lovely diversified-economy community with enormous potential for business in a delightful setting at affordable prices. We have much to offer in quiet enjoyment with schools, a college, health services, a recreation facility that is the envy of all, access to the wilderness, mountains, lakes, and rivers, and so much more. As a young community the potential for growth is all before us. Why not free your entrepreneurial spirit to take you where you’ve never been before? Merlin Nichols, Chetwynd Mayor

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KUCHARUK “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti, he’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs.” - Eminem

“It’s just a clown. It’s just a clown. It’s just a clown.” Then you slowly open your eyes and creepy clown is still there only this time he/she/it is walking towards you! (Insert high pitched string of expletives here followed by yelp of pain from twisting your ankle as you turned to run away from creepy clown.) Freeze frame and voice over by Robert Stack (you know, the dude from the old program Unsolved Mysteries) and he says, “Join me, perhaps you may be able to help solve a mystery,” followed by that unsettling music they always played. Then he continues: “The idea of a creature larger than the largest man, face painted in rapturous happiness, but with piercing black eyes – reflecting pools of terror. Feet

24 inches in length, clad in red shiny leather shoes, no doubt disguising the blood of former victims. According to news reports, his hands were empty, but his pockets were stuffed with brightly-coloured squares of silk fabric and his hat was adorned with a single plastic rose. Cloaked in secrecy, clowns have begun suddenly showing up without warning to terrorize the neighborhood and then vanish as quickly. Is it scam or is it real? You be the judge.” (Music swells and camera pulls back to show Robert walking along a train track.) Just stop with the clowns. Please. Stop. I just want to scream, “Quit Clowning around!” Clowns out of context, are like a fish out of water—it is just wrong and

that is why it is disturbing and unsettling. You do not expect to see a clown walking down a path late at night or peering in a window. My daughter is scared of orcas (unreasonable fear, I know) and she lives in landlocked Edmonton. If she was out jogging in the river valley and saw a killer whale it would be as if it was stalking her— also creepy and weird. Legitimate clowns are beginning to fight back (albeit they are doing so using with kazoos and giant foam props). Legitimate clowns are worried about being confused with the creepy clowns—one clown in the U.K. stated in an interview with The Guardian, “I used to wear the full makeup, and I was very much in demand, but I hardly go out as the full clown

any more.’’ He went on to say that he hasn’t “put on a red nose for years.” What type of career rehabilitation is going to be necessary to help the clowns that will likely be out of work? Can you imagine a clown going to an interview for a different job and the interviewer sneezes so the clown reaches into a pocket and offers a hanky, followed by another hanky and then another. The big question is, what if a clown comes to your door at Halloween this year? Will you open YOUR door? Judy Kucharuk is a lover of sarcasm, witty people and footnotes. You can follow her blog at www.judykucharuk. com. Follow her on twitter @ judylaine

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SNYDER JAIL JEST: Before we start news chewing, a question: Do you remember news items earlier this year from Ohio and Texas, about men who were trying to break INTO jails? Well, it happened again. This time in Stephenville, Newfoundland. Last week a Canadian man was charged after he tried to break INTO jail. Folks, when I predicted the day will come when all the honest people are in jail and only the crooks are free - I was joking! You were not supposed to take that remark seriously!

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want to be mean - hold sharp scissors near their little ears and make them read a Stephen King novel.

sanctuary. The guy who adopted the puppy became suspicious when it huffed and puffed and tried to blow the house down.

GEE, THANKS: Last Monday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Canadians have a lot of reasons to be thankful. Mostly they should be thankful they are not Americans and they have to pick between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

ACTION REACTION: In a survey, Vancouver was rated Canada’s most active city. People in Vancouver walk more, they run more, they exercise more. The only time the average Vancouverite stands still is when they are answering a survey about how active they are.

CHRIS DISS: Monday was Columbus Day in the U.S. Christopher Columbus was trying to prove the world is round. What an idiot! Everybody knows the world is flat. Flat broke. MOUNTAIN MEMO: As part of Finland’s independence celebration, Norway gave an unusual gift to Finland. A mountain. I always wanted my own mountain. It would be a perfect place to practise my yodelling. PUPPY PROBLEM: In Tucson, Arizona: A man discovered a “free puppy” he adopted was actually a wolf. It’s now living in an animal

GOLDEN GAG: Remember “The Golden Girls” from TV? This is kind of weird - a toy company is selling Golden Girls action figures. Each doll comes with removable dentures. CAR CHAOS: A poll shows most Canadians would never buy a self-driving car. They don’t like the idea of a car telling them what to do. Give it time. I remember when the average Canadian never dreamed their life would be ruled by their cell phone. PHIL PHUNNY: According to Forbes Magazine: Dr Phil is the

highest paid TV host. He makes $88 million a year. In stores now, Dr Phil’s latest book: “How To Become Incredibly Rich By Sticking Your Nose Into Other People’s Business”. Dr Phil makes $88 million a year from his TV show - plus another $50 million from his line of head polish for bald guys. SHOOZ NOOZ: Remember Michael J Fox’s self-lacing shoes from the movie “Back To The Future”? Nike will launch selflacing shoes next month. This reminds me of when I lost money with my invention: Long johns with a remote-control trapdoor at the back. MAGNUM MAYHEM: Coming soon to TV: A remake of “Magnum P.I”. This time the show will star a female private detective. Tom Selleck’s chest hair was a big part of the original show. Please, please, PLEASE tell me we will not see chest hair on the female Magnum. chewsthenews@fastmail. com

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The Peace River Regional District won’t play a role in administering a fund to make up for recreation areas lost to the Site C dam, saying $200,000 isn’t enough to make up for what will disappear beneath the reservoir. BC Hydro was required to create a plan to mitigate Site C’s impacts on Peace River recreation as a condition of the project’s environmental approval. PRRD directors heard more about the dam’s Outdoor Recreation Mitigation Plan from BC Hydro officials at a board meeting Oct. 13 A $200,000 Community Recreation Site Fund is one part of the mitigation plan, which also includes a public viewpoint over the dam site near Fort St. John, money to replace parkland lost in Hudson’s Hope, and funding for three new boat launches and picnic areas along the 83-kilometre reservoir. The plan would also see the creation of a Site C Reservoir Navigation and Recreation Opportunities Plan once the reservoir is filled in the 2020s. BC Hydro had asked the regional district if it would like a

role in distributing the $200,000 fund to local community and recreation groups. Some directors worried the regional district could be saddled with operating and maintaining any facilities after they’re built. “How many years of picking up garbage would that be?” Area B director Karen Goodings asked. Dan Rose, Electoral Area E director, suggested sending a letter saying “$200,000 isn’t nearly enough and as such we can’t really be bothered with it,” he said. “It’s not enough to do anything.” Trish Morgan, general manager of the regional district’s community services department, said the money wouldn’t be sufficient—but added there could be benefits to having a hand in its administration. “I agree $200,000 isn’t enough money—it’s a pittance in relation to what we’re losing,” she said. But this is opportunity for the board to say ‘well we’ve only got this much, but do we want to have a say in how it’s administered?’” BC Hydro must submit details of its recreation mitigation plan in early 2017.


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Winter’s early grip on the region will not prevent the city from completing a crossing on 15th Street by the end of the year. The crossing was washed away during flooding in June. Kevin Henderson, director of infrastructure, told city council Oct. 17 that although the contractor will not be able to complete paving this year, a temporary surface can be installed that will allow traffic to cross the creek. Council awarded a $1.2 million contract for the construction of the new bridge to Vancouver’s Surespan Construction that same meeting. Estimates last month pegged the cost of the bridge at $1.4 million, with 25 per cent of that cost held as contingency. The city received five bids for the bridge, ranging from $1.2 million to $2.1 million. Bidding ended Oct. 7. Council approved a plan to have the bridge constructed before winter at its Sept. 12 meeting.

The 15th St. bridge is heavily used to access the high school area from the north side of the creek and is also a key crossing for the Dawson Creek walking trail. Precast concrete slabs will be bolted together to form the bridge, a method that should allow for rapid construction. The new bridge will provide a protected widened multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists on one side and a sidewalk on the other. The city will need to hire an environmental monitor on site to ensure fish habitat protections and other Ministry of Environment permit conditions and being met. In the process of the cleanup work, the monitor required some additional work that added to the costs.. However, that and the cost of the environmental monitor were covered by the city’s insurance. The monitor identified hundreds of fish during the cleanup that required relocation from the work area to ensure they weren’t harmed.


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Bowling for the homeless brings in more than $3,200 for food hampers MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

Bowling, chilli and cornbread were the orders of the day Oct. 15 at the Hypertension Escape bowling alley in Dawson Creek. About 60 people packed the lanes and lounge area for a sponsored event to raise money for food hampers that are provided by the Homeless Action Committee (HAC) to about 172 people in the city, 40 per cent of which are children.

The bowl-a-thon raised north of $3,200, enough to supply the non-profit group with groceries for a little over a month. Forty-five bowlers took part, including some who receive assistance from HAC. “It was a really good turnout,” said HAC organizer Wendy Bohn. “Our clients were so happy and had so much fun. It’s the best fundraiser we’ve had so far.” Bohn said the group will look to make the

bowl-a-thon an annual event. Local businesses like Capital Motors, Chances, DC Recycling & Bottle Depot, Browns, Remax Dawson Creek Realty, Inland Auto Centre, Riley Brown Team Remax, Peace Country Mortgages and Peace Country Toyota stepped up to the plate and purchased lanes to allow people struggling with housing to take part in bowling and have a fun afternoon.

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Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead says he’s confident in his recent push to make PSA screenings free in B.C. as he goes into his first Movember as a prostate cancer survivor. Bumstead was one of the backers of a resolution to cut fees for the crucial cancer detection test at September’s Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference. The mayor learned he was cancer free this spring after a 2015 prostate cancer diagnosis.

Municipal politicians gather each year to set out lobby items at the UBCM convention—including health care priorities. Bumstead and a group of other local politicians supported a motion to eliminate fees on prostatespecific antigen (PSA) tests. “It was good,” Bumstead said of reaction to the motion. “They’re always supportive of any kinds of initiatives that help healthcare. Any of those motions that pass forward and move through the UBCM, they start to lobby the provincial government

with respect to those initiatives.” He said he’s ready for his first post-cancer Movember—the annual fundraiser for men’s health. Bumstead grew a moustache during last year’s fundraiser, and has since decided to keep it. “It’s an important issue for all of us,” he said of early cancer screening. “For me it was really beneficial, having that focus to it. I’m going to keep pushing it and talking about it. Movember is coming and I look forward to it.”

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Northeast B.C. First Nations split on Pacific NorthWest LNG JONNY WAKEFIELD Staff Writer

For some First Nations people in Northeast B.C., liquefied natural gas means jobs and opportunity. For others, it means a threat to lands, animals and traditional food sources hammered by decades of oil and gas development. The federal government’s decision last month to approve Pacific NorthWest LNG, the Petronas-led proposal to ship super-cooled natural gas from Northeast B.C. to Asia, highlighted those disagreements among coastal First Nations near the proposed terminal on Lelu Island. If Petronas decides to build the plant, there would be a ramp-up in drilling in the opposite corner of the province, on the territories of Indigenous groups that have already seen their traditional lands and ways of life transformed by steadily increasing oil and gas production. Some Northeast B.C. First Nations are critical of the project and the 900-kilometre pipeline that would carry gas to the coast. Others welcome the potential jobs, while others are still figuring out what LNG would mean for their communities. Progress Energy, upstream subsidiary of Pacific NorthWest LNG, has drilled hundreds of wells in the region to prove gas reserves for the project. According to an analysis by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the company would need to drill around 200 more per year to meet production targets. “We’ll see a lot of areas that have already been heavily hit hit even harder with more wells, more roads, more access, more water usage—all the things that go along with fracking,” said Saulteau First Nations Chief Nathan Parenteau. Opinion on LNG varies among Coastal First Nations. Some have signed benefits agreements with the company, while others say the project poses an unacceptable risk to the environment and the Skeena River salmon fishery.

Unlike on the coast, nations in Northeast B.C. have a treaty with the government. Treaty 8, signed in 1899, covers Northeast B.C. and was the last settled treaty in B.C. until the Nisga’a signed a treaty in 2000. The Treaty 8 Tribal Association, which represents seven First Nations in Northeast B.C., does not have a position on Pacific NorthWest Clarence Apsassin, an LNG. oilfield contractor from the “It’s not part of our Blueberry River First Nation, mandate to have a says he supports LNG. position,” said Diane Abel, MATT PREPROST PHOTO director of administration with the tribal association. “The communities have their own autonomy and they like to have their say.” Among and within those communities, opinion is diverse. Many of the new wells drilled if the LNG project goes forward would be north of the Peace River, near the reserves of the Prophet River, Halfway River and Blueberry River First Nations. Prophet River Chief Lynette Tsakoza said her staff was still investigating how Pacific NorthWest LNG would affect the nation, which is also involved in a federal lawsuit against the Site C dam. “There will be a bunch of concerns about the environment,” she said. “Right now it’s just too early (to say).” Blueberry River First Nation, which has a reserve northwest of Fort St. John, has criticized industry’s “cumulative” impact on Treaty rights to hunt, fish and live on the land. The nation filed a lawsuit last year claiming

decades of government-permitted resource development, including thousands of gas wells, has violated Treaty 8. Chief Marvin Yahey could not be reached for comment last week. In June, he said forestry, oil and gas and hydroelectric development across Blueberry’s traditional territory were “(bringing) our unique culture close to extinction.” Others in the community say the industry is a crucial source of jobs for First Nations people. Clarence Apsassin runs an oilfield service company that employs up to 80 people when times are good—more than half of them First Nations members. “We want to see the LNG,” he said. “It’s a short-term opportunity, but it’s also an opportunity for us to put some economy back in our cities and our towns, and especially in the Blueberry reserve. I’m employing more people from those communities than anyone else. The more I can employ, the better it is.” The south side of the Peace River would see less drilling activity but more pipeline development. The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line, a 900-kilometre TransCanada project, would carry gas from fields north of Hudson’s Hope to the coast, past the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations reserves. Parenteau said the nation opposes the current pipeline route, which crosses the Moberly River more than a dozen times. He added Saulteau does not have a specific position on the LNG project itself. “We’re against bad mitigation measures around the pipelines and the project. We had to oppose (the pipeline) because of its current route.” As for the potential jobs: “there would be temporary jobs, a few months long, then that’s it. And we’re left with all the possible repercussions from a spill or a leak or other environmental damages.” Calls to Fort Nelson, West Moberly, Halfway River and Doig River First Nations were not returned by press time.

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In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The first draft of this globally important document was penned by New Brunswick native John Peters Humphrey. In clear legal language, the UDHR asserts that every individual possesses inherent access to rights and freedoms regardless of race, religion, sex or status. And while the UDHR is not legally binding, it forms the basis of numerous national constitutions, national laws, international laws and various treaties. The Canadian Bill of JOHN PETERS HUMPHREY Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and (1905–1995) Freedoms, which protect freedom of religion, Legal scholar, jurist of thought, of expression, of the press and of and human rights advocate peaceful assembly, are among these. Throughout his career, John Humphrey was committed to establishing, defending and teaching human rights law. A difficult childhood, during which he lost both his parents to cancer in addition to having an arm amputated after a fire, may well have nurtured his compassionate and insightful nature. He studied law at McGill University and became a legal practitioner in Montreal for several years before becoming a professor. He taught first at McGill—where he founded the McGill Debating Union, one of the world’s most prominent debate societies—and later at University of Algiers. In the mid-1940s he was named Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and later became the first person to hold the position of Director of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Humphrey spent twenty years working within the UN. During his time he oversaw the constitutions of dozens of countries and helped implement numerous international conventions. He was involved in issues regarding freedom of the press, the status of women and racial discrimination. After resigning from the UN in 1966, Humphrey returned to McGill where he taught law and political science for almost thirty years. During this chapter he was also involved in a number of human rights efforts and organizations. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas), founded the Canadian chapter of Amnesty International and directed the International League for Human Rights. Humphrey also took part in many international commissions of inquiry and helped found the Canadian chapter of the International Commission of Jurists. John Humphrey passed in 1995 but his memory survives in various forms, most notably through the national and international human rights awards that bear his name. Still today, the impact and scope of his work continues to make a difference in the quality of life of millions worldwide.

QUESTION 1: Who is the famous Canadian best known for creating and producing the late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live? QUESTION 2: What natural landmark is featured in what is believed to be the first photo of Canada? QUESTION 3: The Canadian-built Mobile Servicing System is a sophisticated robotics suite, and one of Canada’s major contributions to the International Space Station. It comprises three main components: Canadarm2, the Mobile Base and what? QUESTION 4: Which Canadian city did the NBA’s Grizzlies originally call home?





ANSWERS1: Lorne Michaels 2: Niagara Falls 3: Dextre, short for Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator 4: Vancouver (moved to Memphis after the 2000–01 season)





Sri Lankan-Canadians make up a vibrant component of our national identity. Children’s rights activist Cheryl Perera, scientist and inventor Veerasingham Dhuruvasangary and esteemed author—most notably of the critically acclaimed novel The English Patient—Michael Ondaatje are just a few who’ve enriched our cultural background. In 2011 Statistics Canada reported that around 140,000 people of Sri Lankan heritage call Canada home. The majority of them live in Montreal and Toronto as well as other parts of Ontario. A vast portion of the Sri Lankan Canadian population claims Tamil ethnicity, and a smaller segment, Sinhalese ethnicity. While Canada has welcomed Sri Lankans since the 1940s, in the 1990s this population was the fifth largest source of immigrants in the country. The Sri Lankan civil war was a large factor for many who chose to leave their native country during this period. The Sri Lankan community has numerous organizations in place within Canada, primarily in Ontario but in many other cities across the country as well. The community also produces a number of newspapers in three languages: English, Tamil and Sinhalese. Canada is home to the largest population of Tamil Sri Lankans outside of Sri Lanka. In Ontario, January has officially been decreed Tamil Heritage Month. During this month all Ontarians are invited to recognize the contributions of this community and observe Tamil celebrations such as Thai Pongal, a four-day harvest festival rife with traditional food and gift giving.



The black-capped chickadee became New Brunswick’s provincial bird in 1983. This nonmigratory passerine has the ability to conserve energy by lowering its body temperature up to 12° C on cold winter nights. This songbird is famed for its curiosity and the distinct vocalization for which it was named.


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Peace Region Court docket to Oct. 14 A weekly summary of what went on in Peace Region courts for the week ending Oct. 14.

Dawson Creek • Christopher Stewart Breckbridge (born 1979) was fined $500 and assessed a $75 victim surcharge for making a false statement to an officer. Breckbridge was also fined $500 and assessed a $75 victim surcharge for one count, hunting out of season. • Tyson Samual Logan (born 1987) was fined $1,000, banned from driving for one year and handed a $300 victim surcharge for one count of care or control of a vehicle or vessel while impaired. Logan was also fined $500 and handed a $150 victim surcharge for one count, failing to appear on a recognizance or undertaking.

• Jesse Ryan Smith (born 1995) was given a 60day conditional sentence on a count of public mischief. Smith was also fined $1,000, banned from driving for a year and assessed a $300 victim surcharge for one count of care or control of a vehicle or vessel with over .08 blood/alcohol level. • Kristopher Gordon Pack (born 1987) was sentenced to 12 months of jail, banned from driving for four years and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count care or control of a vehicle or vessel while impaired; sentenced to eight months in jail, banned three years from driving and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count flight from a peace officer; sentenced to four months in jail plus a day, and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count of assault.

Fort St. John • Eric Robert Thomas Parr (born 1982) was sentenced to 14 days in jail, fined $1,000, banned for driving for three years and handed $150 victim surcharge for one count driving while driver’s licence is suspended. Parr faced an identical sentence on a separate count of driving while driver’s licence is suspended. • Delmar Romeo Courtoreille (1945) was fiend $750 and handed a $112.50 victim surcharge after being found guilty of the lesser included charge of driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention. The original charge was care or control of a vehicle or vessel while impaired. • Devon Andrew Wolfe (born 1986) avoided jail time, but was handed a $100 victim surcharge for one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000. • Darcey Lynn Woodhead (born 1971) was sentenced to 81 days in jail and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count breach of probation order. Woodhead was given an identical sentence for additional count of breach of probation. • Sylvester Herbie Apsassin (born 1992) was handed a $100 victim surcharge for one count, breach of an undertaking. • Todd Alexander Large (born 1994) was sentenced to 12 months probation, given a 10year mandatory ban from firearms, ordered to provide a DNA sample and handed a $200 victim surcharge for one count, trafficking of a controlled substance. Large was also assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count breach of an undertaking or recognizance. • Kristopher Ryan Carter (born 1985) was sentenced to 20 days in jail and handed a $100 victim surcharge for one count, breach of an undertaking or recognizance; assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count failing to appear pursuant to a court order; assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count breach of an undertaking or recognizance; sentenced to 15 days in jail and handed a $100 victim surcharge for one count breach of a probation order and given two 20-day jail sentences, each with a $100 victim surcharge for two counts of breach of probation order. • Nicholas Grant Harrison (born 1980) was fined $500 and assessed a $75 victim surcharge after being found guilty of the lesser included offence of driving without a drivers licence. The original charge was driving while prohibited/ licence suspended. • Joseph Jean Paul Contant (born 1968) was sentenced to six months of probation after which he will be given a suspended sentence and was handed a $100 victim surcharge after being found guilty of the lesser included charge of assault. The original charge was assault causing bodily harm. • Matthew Luke Hagen McIsaac (born 1978) was sentenced to 18 months of probation, given a discretionary ban from firearms for 10 years, ordered to provide a sample of DNA and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count of assault. McIsaac was given an identical sentence for one count uttering threats. • Oliver Leslie Wokeley (born 1981) entered into an agreement to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for one year and was fined $500 for one count, fear of injury/damage by another person.

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2010 Olympic medalist returns for hockey clinic event focused on skills development, with ice and dry land sessions. “There definitely wasn’t anything that was like this for girls, so if you did go to something, it was through boys hockey and it was led by men,” she said. “I think…for the girls, (it’s) to see there’s opportunity. It’s nice for girls to

Becky Kellar led a youth hockey clinic in Dawson Creek last weekend—more than seven years after she first came to town to train in the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. JONNY WAKEFIELD PHOTO JONNY WAKEFIELD said Kellar, who played defence on three Staff Writer gold medal teams. “People left their houses and gave them to us for the twoIt’s been seven years since the Team and-a-half weeks. It was pretty crazy. Canada women’s hockey team trained We skated (at the Kin Arena), we skated in the Peace in the lead up to their gold at the Encana Centre, we ran probably medal run at the 2010 Vancouver Winter every path there is in this town, did Olympics. But for young hockey players workouts in the pools and the gyms. So in Northeast B.C.— especially girls—the we got to know this town pretty good.” 2010 games are still yielding dividends. It’s a relationship that has endured From Oct. 14-16, four-time Team between members of the 2010 team and Canada medalist Becky Kellar led a the Peace. hockey clinic in Dawson Creek. Kellar said that skills clinics like this It’s the second time Kellar has returned one are relatively new, especially for girl’s to the region since the Team Canada boot hockey. Now, she and former teammates camps in Dawson Creek and Tumbler run clinics around Ontario. Ridge in summer 2009. This year’s Encana Hockey Jamboree “We were living in people’s homes,” was also the first to include boys. The

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see they’ve got something to aspire to as well. This is definitely the furthest I’ve come for this type of clinic.” “It’s great to be back, and hopefully (this will) leave an impact on the girls in this community.”

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Jr. canucks player of the week Collin Mathieson Team Captain. Age: 21 Height: 5’11” Weight: 205lbs Jersey:#9 Favourite NHL team: R ed W ings Pre-game meal: Caesar Salad. Favourite road trip (NWJHL or otherwise): V ancouver I sland Favourite music: Rock Started hockey: Age 3. Aspirations for this season: NWJHL Championship

World U17 hockey host named in Nov. MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

The Peace Region will know by the end of November whether or not it will play host to its second World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in three years. Earlier this month, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John announced they had entered negotiations with Hockey Canada to host the tournament. Hockey Canada said it received no interest from other cities and offered it

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up to the 2015 hosts. “Nothing has been confirmed yet and we don’t expect to be in a position to make any announcements until November at the earliest,” said Lisa Dornan, director of communications for Hockey Canada. Speaking at the South Peace Business to Business Expo at the Encana Events Centre Oct. 12, Mayor Dale Bumstead said he was excited at the opportunity to host the tournament. Hosting the tournament

again would bring benefits to the city, he said. “Event and sport tourism is a huge advantage,” Bumstead said. “This is a big-time event at an international level.” Benefits to the region from the 2015 tournament included a $170,000 legacy fund for minor hockey in the region, $6 million in local spending and about $120,000 in profits for the two cities.

Freestyle Motocross coming in Feb. MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

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The Freestyle Motocross (FMX) World Tour is coming to Dawson Creek February 25 for two shows at the Encana Events Centre, both on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pro riders will participate in an intense competition, throwing out some of the most death-defying tricks ever seen. It’s a full throttle explosive display of hard core action. Come watch them perform cliff hangers, back flips, double back flips

and front flips as the championship is on the line. Tickets are on sale now. Group packages are available for 9 or more people. Please call 250-782-7443. Free pit passes will be handed out with advance ticket purchases until Dec. 26. The FMX World Tour pit party is from 12:30 - 1:30 for the 2 p.m. show and from 5:30 - 6:30 for the 7 p.m show. For more information e-mail:


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Local paintballer off to world cup MIKE CARTER Staff Writer


Nick Ellison didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he went to a birthday party at a local paintball course a few years ago. But he’s never regretted taking to the field that day with his friends. Now, Ellison is off to the Paintball World Cup in Kissimmee, Florida Nov. 3-7. The 19-year-old is the lone Dawson Creek resident on a team made up of players mostly from Grande Prairie and Edmonton. It’s the first time Ellison has competed on the world stage and he is more than excited at the chance to watch some of the best paintballers in the world, and maybe learn a few new skills. He might even get to meet his idol, Russian-born competitor Konstantin Fedorov, who is currently playing with a team based in Houston, Texas. “I love paintball because it’s

unique,” Ellison said. “Also, everyone just accepts you for who you are no matter (what). Just the feeling that you get being around all those people — it’s one giant family.” Over 500 teams from 31 different countries will be at the World Cup event. The top prize is $1,200 in the open division, in which Ellison’s team will be competing. In the days since that birthday party some years ago, Ellison’s love for the sport has been nurtured by “the guys” at Splatter Paintball in Grande Prairie. “They’ve helped me out by finding teams for me, giving me advice, coaching me (and) helping me with pretty much everything that they could.” Nick’s mom Tara said he spent so much time at the shop, she joked that she worried about him being a major pain in the butt for the employees. “He would go and hang out, talk to the guys,” she said. “They just kind of took him under their wing and taught him a lot about the equipment they use.” If they do well at the World Cup, Nick said the team he competes with in the Canadian Professional Paintball League will try and do five events in the United States next year for exposure.

Range expansion greenlit


Peace River Regional District directors have OK’d a plan to expand the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club. At its Oct. 13 meeting, the board gave its blessing to remove 24 hectares of land east of Dawson Creek adjacent to the club’s existing gun range from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The parcel, a forested area located on a bend in the Pouce River, could soon be home to additional shooting facilities. According to an application to

remove the land from the ALR reviewed by the regional district, the club would like to expand to potentially include additional gun ranges sporting clay and trap shooting courses, target shooting, an archery range, walking trails and a playground. While the parcel is in the land reserve, the report notes it has little potential for agriculture due to location and soil quality. The regional district’s approval does not mean the land will come out of the ALR. The final decision rests with the province’s Agricultural Land Commission.



Hockey Standings as of October 17, 2016

NORTH WEST JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Team D.C. Jr. Canucks GP JDA County Kings North Peace Navigators Fort St. John Huskies Fairview Flyers Sexsmith Vipers Beaverlodge Blades

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East Division Falher Pirates Grimshaw Huskies High Prairie Regals Valleyview Jets

PTS 0 0 0 0

GP 0 0 0 0

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T 0 0 0 0

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West Division D.C. Sr. Canucks Fort St. John Flyers Grande Prairie Athletics Spirit River Rangers

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NORTHERN ALBERTA MIDGET AA HOCKEY LEAGUE Bear Slashing Div Peace River Royals Fort McMurray Barons GPAC TEK P & H Storm NEBC Yukon Trackers Whitecourt Wolverines

PTS 8 3 3 2 2

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Nothing but Halloween and fun for the next two weeks If you are looking for theatre and music in the Peace Region, the next two weekends are jam-packed with events for those looking to take in some evening and arts adventures. The hottest ticket in the Peace opens Thursday with country legend Dwight Yoakam kicks off the performances Thursday in Dawson Creek Encana Events Centre. Local Dawson Band Collision Course takes to the Rockwell Pub stage on Saturday, while Scott Sook will be serving up some acoustic flavors with his band Second Chances in Demmitt on Saturday night. For those into musical theatre,

the Kiwanis Performing Art Centre will be hosting a screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday October 28, complete with a costume contest with prizes. The DC Pride Halloween is Saturday, October 29, get tickets from the the Pride Society of Dawson Creek prior to the Rocky Horror Show. Scarlet Sway and Morgan McGowan will be the musical guests at a Saturday night Halloween Party at Sudenten Hall, while Lonestar Club will also be hosting Hallween Party on October 29.

AUCTION ACTION! The Pouce Coupe Museum held a harvest tea, bake sale and silent auction Oct. 15 at the Pouce Coupe Community hall. MIKE CARTER PHOTO


FUN TIME The Women’s Show at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie was a hit last weekend. RON CARTIER PHOTO

Questions? Comments? Story Ideas? City renews lease and operating Let us know agreement with KPAC for Kruk Centre how we're MIKE CARTER fundraising opportunity. doing. Staff Writer The city used the wall as an opportunity for The city has renewed its operating and lease agreement with the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) for use of the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts. The previous two-year agreement expired Aug. 31. The city has extended the term to three years through to Aug. 31 2019. The lease includes a rental fee of $1.00. KPAC must provide a manager to oversee the operations, staff supervision during use and submit annual financial statements and a business plan to council. The city is responsible for routine repair and maintenance. KPAC will also take control over the donor wall from the city. The wall is located at the 10th St. and 104th Ave. entrance and is made up of replica mailboxes, a throwback to when the building was a post office. KPAC will use it as a

groups or individuals to be recognized for their contributions to the facility. Since opening, the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts has increased the number of people accessing the downtown core through community programming and membership, according to an Oct. 6 report to council. Some of the regular programs currently provided at the centre include guitar, piano, and band lessons; dance, yoga, daycare, karate, quilting and pottery programs. With the exception of maintenance and repairs, KPAC would still be responsible for the operation of the building. A proposed operating budget of $170,000 includes all facility utilities and maintenance costs.

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Collision Course hits Rockwells They share the name of a 1989 action flick starring Jay Leno and “Mr. Miyagi” Pat Morita, but after that the similarities likely end. DC band Collision Course will be

hitting Rockwells Pub this Friday night. Billed as a band that plays rock music, they are slated to take the stage at 9 p.m.

Cook serving up a plate of hot acoustic riffs in Demmitt on Saturday MIKE CARTER Staff Writer

The Borderline Culture series rolls on with another act Oct. 22 at the Demmit Community Centre, as Scott Cook and the Second Chances bring their wry social and political commentary to the stage. Cook is a roots balladeer who in 2013 won the Folk and Acoustic category in the UK Songwriting contest. Shortly after that, UK magazine Maverick Country named him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers.” Cook’s long-time accompanists, the Second Chances, are made up of Bramwell Park who plays most things string — including banjo, guitar and mandolin —



and Shari who handles the stand-up bass and provides harmonies. “I first saw Scott five or six years ago,” said Don Albright, chair of the Borderline Culture Foundation in a release. “We have been trying since then to have (him) in our series but it has taken this long… (he) was good five or six years ago, but since then he has really upped his game. This will be a concert with serious messages as well as some feel-good songs.” Opening for the band will be David and Forrest McGregor, old friends of Cook’s who now live in the Goodfare, Alta. area. The Borderline Culture Foundation is a group of volunteers who have been booking entertainment at the Demmitt Community Centre since 2008.

Dawson Creek & District DC Ministerial Association

Contact: David Roch (250) 782-1947 E-mail: 11501 17th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4P2

Alliance Church

Contact: (250) 782-3837 Steven Roszmann, Youth Pastor Web: www. 9009 10 Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T1

Bethel Pentecostal Church

Contact: Gordon Warriner 250-782-5885 Web: 11501 17th Street, Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek Community Church

Contact: David Roch (250) 782-4745 Email : 1224 103 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G9

First Baptist Church

We are a Christian Church that serves our communities through providing opportunities to worship & pastoral care through representing the faith of Christ Jesus. Mens, womens, and childrens/youths programs are available. Call the number below for more info and for service times.

Contact: Terry Coe (250) 782-4792 Web: Email: firstbaptist@shawbiz. ca 1400 113 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2Z2 Sundays 10:30am Winter hours Sundays 10:00am Summer

Family Foursquare

Contact: Trevor Birak 250-784-8530 Email: Trevor.Birak@gmail. com

Pouce Coupe Community Church

Contact: Pastor Cory Lizotte 250-786-0160 Sunday Meetings 10:00 am

Salvation Army Church 250-782-4812 1436 104th Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC Church Service: Sundays 11:00 am

South Peace United Church

Contact: Maryilyn Carroll (250) 782-2636 Web: unitedchurchdawsoncreek/ Spuc_Home.html Email: 1300 104 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2J6 Sunday Meetings 10:30 am

St James Presbyterian Church

Pastor Terry Hagen (250) 782-4616 Email: stjamespastorterry@ 1501-108 Ave., Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8 Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m.

St Marks Anglican Church Web: http://stmarksanglican. Email: 1029 103 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6 250-782-2939 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Pastor Noel Smith Sunday School: 10am Sunday Service: 11am 250-782-3085 901 Cornwall Crescent, Dawson Creek, BC

Grace Lutheran Church Grace is a caring church community. We welcome all to worship and share our life in Christ’s love.

(250) 782-3624 Email : 11101 17th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4Z3 Sunday Worship 11:00 am

Grandview Chapel

Is a friendly church nestled on the hill in Dawson Creek, BC Web:

Contact: Tony Vigar 250-782-4225 900 94 Ave. Dawson Creek, Sunday Meetings 10:00 am

Notre Dame Catholic Church

Please contact the office for service times and for ministerial program information

Contact: Fr. Louis Kwena (250) 782-3456 Email: 908 104 Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2H7

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Apostolic Lighthouse

Contact: Pastor James Bridges (250) 782-5489 Email: anna@peacecountry. com 709-96A Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1M6 Meeting Time: Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday - 2 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 250-782-4921 Web: org/ 10901 13th Street, Dawson Creek, BC

Church of the Nazarene

Church of the Nazarene Service times: Sunday 2pm, Friday 7pm Website: Pastor Megan Polowski Email: Phone: 250-719-7425

Church of the New Jerusalem

A distinctive Christian church dedicated to learning, living and sharing the spiritual understanding of the Bible as revealed in books written by Emanuel Swedenborg. We worship the Lord, Jesus Christ as God Himself in Human form. We believe his whole word is a divine allegory with a spiritual sense. We also have a unique and extensive set of teachings about the life after death. Our motto “ All religion is of life, and the life of religion is to do what is good.” All are welcome to our services and other events. Please go to www. for more info and the church newsletter.

(250) 782-8035 9013 8th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3N3 Sunday Worship 11:00 am

Gideons International Canada

The Grizzly Valley Chapter is part of the national Gideons organization. Our mission is to share God’s World with effective and engaging forms of Scripture. Reaching people everywhere with the Gospel through personal witness and partnership with the local church.

Contacts: William “Bill” & Pauline Hendley, ph. 250-788-8177 (H) 250-788-6902 (C) Email:; Stanton & Charlotte Miller, ph: 250-782-3881 (H) Email:

Baha’i Faith

Baha u allah – founder of the Baha’i faith, meaning glory of God New Independent religious belief based on progressive revelations. The belief that God sent messengers throughout various times and places, sending messages of his teachings, to different people in different times explaining the various religions around the world. Feast every 19 days open to others.

Contact : Dale Campbell 250-719-7427 Tuesday Evenings 7:30 pm Location varies.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

250-782-7487 644 105A Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC

Northgate Anabaptist Fellowship (Mennonite Church, BC)

We meet to worship God, study the Bible, encourage and support each other, and work together to further God’s purposes in the world.

Contact: Eileen Klassen (250) 219-6375 Email: 1800 109 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2V5 Sunday Meetings 10:00 am

Peace Mission Chapel

Contact: Pastor Lee Stevenson 250-843-7506 Sunday Meetings 11:00 am

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Bible Study: 10:00 am Church Services: 11:00 am

Contact: Church office 250-782-1710 9201-14th Street, Dawson Creek, BC Pastor: Cavin Chwyl

New Beginnings Baptist Church 10221-18th St Dawson Creek, BC Pastor: Dr. Michael Stark www.newbeginningsbaptist. ca




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Dozens turned out on a snowy Saturday morning to bowl for the homeless at Hypertension Escape in Dawson Creek. The town’s Homeless Action Committee used the event to raise funds to fill its monthly food hampers, which supply groceries for 172 people in the community. The event brought in more than $3,200. Jonny WAKeFieLd photo

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The snow’s back, and that means drop-in sports are, too. Volleyballers took a break after practice Oct. 13 for a team photo. Volleyball kicks off at the O’Brien Gymnasium at 10512 13th Street Thursday nights at 6, followed by drop-in soccer. Jonny WAKeFieLd photo

B2B Expo keynote speaker Michael Shuman addressed a sold out crowd at the Encana Centre last Wednesday morning. roB BroWn photo

On Oct. 13, Glenda Farnden, Greg Schmidt and STARS board member Evan Saugstad appealed to the Peace River Regional District for funding on top of the $170,000 the region currently pays for the service. Regional District Board Chair Don McPherson was on hand to make the region’s annual donation, but it remains to be seen whether the PRRD will kick in more funding for air rescue. Jonny WAKeFieLd photo


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Scarlet Sway and Morgan McGowan play Sudeten Hall. 9pm to 1 am


Dwight Yoakam liVe! More than 25 million albums sold, Dwight hits the Encana Events Centre with doors at 6:30pm.


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For the last time ever! Encana Events Centre 7pm.


roCk music COLLISION COURSE. 9pm Rockwells Pub


With your help dignity is within reach for all. Please give generously this year. Support Your Local Charities for the less fortunate in our community!


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Concert at 8pm. For info call 250-3562904

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10 am to 4 pm. Bonanza Christmas market, at the Bonanza Hall.


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Now is our chance to change the world. To make sure no child is disabled by polio ever again.








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Meets Fridays, 7:00 am at the DC Curling Club

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WORLD POLIO Members of the Rotary Clubs of Dawson Creek were on hand during the Oct. 17 council meeting as Mayor Dale Bumstead proclaimed Oct. 24 as World Polio Day in the city. Rotarians around the world have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. MIKE CARTER PHOTO

Hearty winter meals have a tendency to lack the color and vitality that comes with fresh summer produce. But just because the days are shorter and people are bundled up against the cold weather does not mean meals cannot benefit from fresh produce. Year-round availability of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables means that fresh produce can still be the centerpiece of wintertime meals. The rich antioxidants and vitamins in produce can help fend off cold-weather illnesses and ensure you have the energy for shoveling snow or hitting the slopes at your favorite ski resort. Wild rice paired with a bevy of vegetables are ideal ingredients for delicious, filling and nutritious meals all season long. Wild rice is the only grain native to North America and is celebrated across cultures as a prized ingredient because it is chock full of nutrients and said to contain higher levels of antioxidants and protein than white rice. Get rid of those cold weather blues by creating a delicious meal like this salad, courtesy of Nicole Presley, author of the recipe blog “Presley’s Pantry.”

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cup Roland® Wild Rice cups chicken broth cup cucumber, chopped into cubes cup panela cheese, chopped into cubes basil leaves, chopped into strips cherry tomatoes, cut in half cup pine nuts cup dried cranberries cup diced pear cup arugula large avocado, diced cup red onion, chopped cup mango, diced

For the dressing: 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes) 1/4 cup Roland(R) Olive Oil 1 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste

CANDLELIGHT DINNER Joyce Lee from Tourism Dawson Creek promotes the Oct. 26 Candlelight Conservation Dinner which will be taking place in the city from 5-8:30 p.m. During that time, local restaurants will dim their lights to illuminate energy conservation efforts in Dawson Creek. MIKE CARTER PHOTO

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We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother Kathleen Jenny (or officially Minnie, as per the mistake made on her birth certificate, much to her chagrin) Davies. She passed away in her sleep from respiratory failure on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 77 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Daniel Davies (Daphne Heenan), Debbie Peters (Doug Peters), Michelle Austin (Daniel Austin), Rene Davies-LeFrancois (Dave LeFrancois) and Darcie Davies (James Mackie), her twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mom is now reunited with her father Daniel Plante, her mother Rachel Plante, her brother Gilbert Plante and her sister Mildred Robar. She will be fondly remembered for her love of music, reading, gardening, cats and dogs, berry picking and interior decorating. She had an impressive knowledge of plants, was an adventurous and skilled cook, created beautiful paintings, had mad Scrabble skills and plenty of spunk and sass! Mom was also fluent in Cree, Michif and English and spoke conversational Spanish. Mom was remarkably proud of her Metis heritage and had a passion for life-long learning. This was evident through her several scholastic achievements, including a Natural Health Practitioner certificate, a Public Administration certificate and a Social Service Worker diploma. Mom took great joy in applying her academic and cultural knowledge as the first President of the Northwest Metis Association, a Director of the Metis Region 6 Funding for Education Board, a Cree language teacher, a caregiver for persons with disabilities and a supervisor for a youth group home. What’s more, she raised five spirited children and was a devoted daughter and sister! Mom, you will be missed but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at

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A huge Thank You to those that gave our mother/sister Mary Karolyn Woodley such great care through her illness that took her from us in July. Dr. Tabassi and staff in the ER when she was first admitted, second floor surgical staff for her extended hospital stay, Dr. Brussow for his ongoing care throughout, and to all the friends and Northern Health for helping out with her care at her home. We sincerely appreciate everyone that helped our family through this time. Thank you, from daughters Penny & Karen and sister, Pat

Please take note that pursuant to Division 7, Section 224 Permissive Exemptions of the Community Charter, The District of Chetwynd will be considering Bylaw No. 1041, 2016 Cited as Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 1041, 2016 for the purpose of granting permissive property tax exemptions for the year 2017, for the following properties:

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4212  -­‐  53  Avenue

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I would like to thank Brenda Miller of Rolla for dropping off a nice bouquet of flowers at my home. Bobby Steeves

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ART CLASSES UNTIL JUNE 30: Each day a different skill for after school youth D A W S O N CREEK ART GALLERY: 3:30 to 5:00PM 250782-2601 Dawson Creek Mens Basketball League looking for teams and players. Interested in playing organized basketball during winter. Have a team or need a team contact Trevor at 250-719-1211 or email Announcements

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D A W S O N CREEK BADMINTON CLUB From Sept. 19, 2016 to April 26, 2017 Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 pm Central Campus Gym Dawson Creek Do not play on any statutory or school holidays. Go on the school website to check on the holidays Please pay before you start playing. Players under 16 years must have an adult with them. You will need clean gym shoes and a racquet. Contact Dan or Judy Pandachuck: 250782-4783


ABC MEDICAL CLINIC is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Jaber Hayaty. Dr. Hayaty will be taking over Dr. Ali’s practice, so patients do not need to worry about not having a family physician. Dr. Hayaty is excited to serve the patients here and asks Dr. Ali’s patients to fol− low up with him

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Gord Bamford with special guest Jesse Mast Sat. Nov. 19, 2016 7:30 pm MST North Peace Cultural Centre, Fort St. John MOOSE FM and the Community Touring Alliance are pleased to welcome Gord Bamford with special guest Jesse Mast to the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday November 19, 2016. http://www.npcc.b

250-782-2577 10200-17th Street, Dawson Creek

Music Therapy Workshop Sat. Oct. 22, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sudeten Hall 1901 Alaska Hwy, Dawson Creek $25 FEE to attend South Peace Hospice Palliative Care Society presents a one day Music Therapy workshop conducted by Registered Music Therapist, Kelsi McInnis. Lunch is included For more information and to preregister by October 15th Call: 250-7823261 or Email:

The Phillipe family are sad to announce the passing of Betty Phillippe (Nanny) who passed away October 14, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on October 21, 2016 at the Rolla Hall

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South Peace Historical Society Meetings Third Wednesday of the month. In Dawson Creek at the Calvin Kruk Centre Archives Room at 2 pm.


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Save the Dates July 7, 5:00 pm to July 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm for the 23rd Annual Mile Zero Cruisers Summer Cruise weekend starts with Registration held at the Dawson Co-op. Bring down your pride and joy and register for the 2017 Summer Cruise Car Show weekend. All registrants will receive access to all weekend events as well as a chance to win prizes. Check in this paper for more details closer to the show! S U N D AY S : FAMILY TREE HELP - Peace Country Roots Group Meeting Fourth Sunday of each Month at the CALVIN KRUK CENTRE in Dawson Creek 1:30pm

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KNIT NIGHT: Thursdays at Faking Sanity Cafe in Dawson Creek6:30 to 8:30 PM.

MILE 0 QUILTERS GUILD: Tuesdays/Thursdays 7PM at Calvin Kruk Performing Arts Centre S A T U R D AY S : LEARN YOUR ROOTS - Genealogy information NAR PARK ROOTS BUILDING 10:00am

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1100 In Memoriam In loving memory of Carson MacTavish October 16,1929 October 20,1986

Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure Always, Maxine, Donna, Brad, Brian, Marnie, Kay, Mitch and Families

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Seniors Game Time First Thursday of the Month until May 4 10:30 am-12 pm MDT Dawson Creek Public Library Join Literacy Now and the Dawson Creek Municipal Library for Seniors Game Time. There are board games, cards, and more. Do you have a favourite game to play? Bring it along and share with new friends! Bring a friend and be entered in a draw! Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments are provided. The Borderline Culture Series presents: Scott Cook and the Second ChancesSaturday October 22, 2016 at the DEMMITT COMMUNITY CENTRE (1/2mile South of Hwy 43 on RR 132) Doors open at 7:00 pm (AB) Concert @ 8:00 pm . Tickets: $25 Advance and $27 at the Door. For tickets and information call: 780-356-2904 or go to

BJORNSON, Paul Benedikt Oct 14, 1948 − Sep 24, 2016 Paul, age 67, passed away peacefully September 24 in Chilliwack after a courageous year long battle with lung cancer. Paul was born October 14, 1948 in Fort St. John to John and Alice Bjornson and lived on the farm in Pineview until the family moved to town in 1965. Paul married Corinne Bessey in 1969 and settled in the Kamloops area where he worked as a pipe and gas fitter, eventually owning his own business. In 2005, in poor health, Paul moved to the Fraser Valley to be close to his father John, sisters Christine and Charmain, and extended family. Paul lived a quiet life, enjoyed reading, music, television, holiday celebrations and visits with family. He will be remembered for his quiet demeanour, generous spirit, and sweet smile. Paul will rest in peace with the family in North Pine Cemetery.

Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 1.30pm there will be a Workshop on Seniors Preventing Fires & FallsVideo: “At Our Age” Join: Captain Rob Huttema, Dawson Creek Fire Departmentat the Seniors Access Office in the Co-Op Mall. EVERYONE WELCOME!


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Visually Impaired Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12 noon at First Baptist Church (south side of Tremblay School) 1400-113 Ave Dawson Creek. Come and enjoy a simple lunch (by donation) and a short program. For further information please phone Margaret, 250-7823221 or Pam, 250782-5187

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WEDNESDAYS: COMPUTER INFORMATION Seniors Computer Club - Dawson CO-OP Bistro 1:15pm 250-7824668 for more information

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NORTH PEACE DIVISION OF FAMILY PRACTICE PRACTICE IMPROVEMNET COACH The North Peace Division of Family Practice (NPDoFP) is a growing, innovative, local orga− nization working to strengthen primary care. The Practice Improvement Coach will be re− sponsible to proactively reach out to physician practices, identify improvement opportunities and through networking and coaching, assist practices to implement various initiatives. Pre− vious experience in primary care or healthcare background are assets. The job description is available at−peace Compensation is competitive and will vary de− pending on experience. Application closing date is Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. Please send resume and cover letter to: Mary Augustine, ED, NPDoFP 250−785−6677−peace Enriching Your Life

Lake View Credit Union Dawson Creek, Chetwynd & Tumbler Ridge

With your help dignity is within reach for all. Please give generously this season. Please support your local Food Banks!

We are looking for great candidates to join Lake View for the following position:

BRANCH MANAGER Dawson Creek 1 Year Full Time Term with Full Benefits

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City of Dawson Creek Employment Opportunities

The City is hiring in the following areas: 2016-33 Safety Coordinator 2016-35 Equipment Operator 2 2016-36 Rec Facilities (Parks/Arenas) Attendant 2016-37 – Administrative Assistant For more information on any of these positions, please visit the employment page on the City website at or call City Hall at 250. 784.3615. 47463

601-106 Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2N1 (250) 782-8211 A young and progressive service provider within the growing Natural Gas Sector of our Peace Region, who prides themselves on quality and service excellence is looking to hire the following position for their Dawson Creek Location: RECEPTION / OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Duties to include, but not limited to, Accounts Receivable, Filing, and Reception: Bookkeeping / Simply Accounting Experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel are assets. Preference will be given to the person who exhibits proven organizational skills, attention to detail and above all a keen willingness to learn and grow with our company. Vulcan Compression Ltd. offers competitive wages, benefits and a motivating team environment. Please view our website at Resumes can be emailed to the following and/or Postings close October 28th, 2016 / Interviews to begin November 01, 2016/ Positions to commence November 14, 2016.



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THE TOMSLAKE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is accepting bids for the following apparatus: Unit 1: Tender – 1979 Chevrolet. 366 Propane engine. 40230 KM, PTO pump, 1860 Gal Steel Tank, Valid CVIP until March 2017.


Unit 2: Pumper – 1974 Ford/King Pumper. 534 gas engine. 45480 Miles, 500 Gal tank. Valid CVIP until March 2017. For Information or to inspect, please contact Ernie Heller 250-786-5858 or George Giersch 250-786-5903. Bids will be accepted by mail to: Tomslake& District Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 49 Tomslake, BC V0C 2L0. Sealed Bids must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Bids must be clearly marked as to which unit is being bid on. Highest or any bid may not be accepted.


Mobile/Manufactured Homes for Sale

For Sale: 2008 20x80 Mobile Home

Two full bathrooms, 3 bedrooms. Two walk in closets. stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors. Open concept. Central air conditioning. Large sundeck with hot tub.


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1165 Volunteers

URBAN SYSTEMS HAS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING: CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST Our Design Production Team (DPT) is looking for an experienced intermediate to senior civil technologist to provide design, inspection, mentor−ship, and project leadership assistance to our practice. Apply online: Deadline: October 31, 2016 250−785−9697

& 1229 Trucking Transport LOG TRUCK AND COAL TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED Peace Valley Industries is looking for experi− enced Coal Truck and Log Truck Drivers for Chetwynd, BC area. Email resume to or contact Jim Parrish at 250−788−5592 for more information. Benefit packages available

Dawson Creek’s “Better at Home” is looking for volunteers to help shovel walks and driveways for the seniors. Volunteer your time in helping seniors throughout the winter months. To get involved you can head to “Better at Home” in the Dawson Creek CO-OP Mall or call at 250-782-2341.


District of Chetwynd

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY USE PERMIT APPLICATION [SOMERVILLE AECON a joint venture] Pursuant to Section 493 of the Local Government Act, and on application from Somerville Aecon a joint venture, the Council of the District of Chetwynd will consider issuing a Temporary Use Permit for the land known as 4205 – 53 Avenue NE for the purpose of locating temporary bulk fuel distribution tanks on the subject property (please see drawing below), for a period of up to three months.

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Notice is hereby given that Raymond Clarence Cowan of Dawson Creek, B.C. made an assignment in Bankruptcy on October 14, 2016. The first meeting of creditors will be held on October 27, 2016, 9:00 a.m. at MNP Ltd. 829 103 Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G2 Trustee MNP Ltd. Suite 700 - 1628 Dickson Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X1 Telephone: 250-979-2580 Fax: 250-979-2581


Deadline for appli− cation is November 4th, 2016. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to:

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This matter will be considered by Council at the Special Regular Council Meeting on October 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, District of Chetwynd Office, 5400 Hospital Road, Chetwynd, BC. Copies of the relevant documents and information may be inspected at the District of Chetwynd Office located at 5400 Hospital Road from the date of this Notice to and including the date of the above meeting between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday both inclusive, excluding public holidays.

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Inquiries may be made to Carol Newsom, Director of Corporate Administration. Telephone: (250) 401-4104, Fax: (250) 401-4101, email: or by writing to the District of Chetwynd, P.O. Box 357, Chetwynd, BC, V0C lJ0. Dated this 4th day of October, 2016. C. Newsom, Director of Corporate Administration

We are looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRACTOR, BED TRUCK, 45-TONNE BOOM TRUCK, AND FLUID HAULERS to join our team in DAWSON CREEK. Successful candidates will have 3+ years of Class 1 oilfield driving experience, an excellent safety record, and a focus on customer service. We offer employees: � Compe��ve wages based on experience � Bonus program � Group health and dental benefits � A company-matched RRSP and company stock savings plan Total Oilfield conducts pre-employment as well as ongoing pre-access drug and alcohol tes�ng.

Total Oilfield Rentals is an equal opportunity employer. For more informa�on about our company, please visit our website


Please apply with resume and current commercial drivers abstract to Brent Lawrence, Branch Manager by email at

Doig River First Nation Financial Controller Doig River First Na− tion is seeking a Fi− nancial Controller who will have over− sight for finance, accounting and re− porting activities to Chief and Council, Band Manager and the senior manage− ment team. The Fi− nancial Controller will lead all day−to− day finance opera− tions and supervise the finance team. Applicants must be a Certified Profes− sional Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) in good standing.


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Shona Nelson Band Administrator Doig River First Nation Box 56 Rose Prairie, BC V0C 2H0 P: 250−827−3776 F: 250−827−3778 snelson

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Classifieds For Sale - Misc Apartments/ Suites For NO RefUNds! NO 2060 6505CRediTs! 6965Word Rent Limit Condos for Rent100 Dawson Creek Northern Lights Apartments. Bachelor apartments and 1 bedroom apts available. Cable/heat, water/hot water included. Please phone : 250-7827130. ASK FOR INCENTIVES

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For 6965 Suites Rent 2 bedroom, 55 and over in 4-plex for rent in Dawson Creek Phone: 250-7195181

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Dawson Creek Kiwanis Community Band’s AGM. 7:00pm Tuesday November 15, 2016 Calvin Kruk Arts Centre band room. Apartments/ Condos for Rent CALL NOW! REASONABLE RENTS! 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. CLEAN, QUIET, ADULT SECURED BUILDING ON BUS ROUTE IN DC .WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY ON LOWER LEVEL. NO PETS. 250782-1331 MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW.




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Notice is given under section 227 of the Community Charter that the Council of the City of Dawson Creek intends to consider, at its regular meeting on October 31, 2016, a bylaw exempting from property taxation for the years 2017 & 2018 the land and improvements of the properties itemized below.

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Section 224 of the Community Charter provides that a Council may, by bylaw, exempt land or improvements or both that are owned or held by a charitable, philanthropic or other not for profit corporation and that Council considers are used for a purpose that is directly related to the purposes of the corporation.

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For Rent: FURNISHED SMALL SUITE in Dawson Creek, Downtown. No Pets. Phone: 250782-7042

Firewood-Will Deliver to Dawson Creek and Surrounding Area. Spruce/Pine Poplar/Birch. Please Phone: 780-8648741



REGISTERED OWNER Dawson Creek Athletic Association (Clubhouse & Golf Shop) Dawson Creek Athletic Association (Golf Course) Dawson Creek Athletic Association (Golf Course) The Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek (Lessee: South Peace Motor Sports Association, track) The Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek (Lessee: South Peace Motor Sports Association, track) The Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek (Lessee: South Peace Motor Sports Association, track) The Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek (Lessee: South Peace Motor Sports Association, track) Dawson Creek Community Christian Education Society (Ron Pettigrew Christian School) Dawson Creek Native Housing Society (Driver House) Dawson Creek Society for Community Living (Canalta Residence-Group home for 4 Disabled residents) Mountain Christian School Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Prince Rupert (vacant lot) Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Prince Rupert (vacant lot) Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Prince Rupert (vacant lot) Provincial Rental Housing Corp (South Peace Community Resource Society Disability Apartments)

ROLL NUMBER 5598.000 4392.000 5000.000

LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lot 1, Plan PGP 36955 Lot 3, Plan 21635 Lot A, Plan 26918

CIVIC ADDRESS 2105 Alaska Highway 2100 Hart Highway 2121 Alaska Highway


Lot 14, Plan 28275

65 Collins Road



Lot 15, Plan 28275

61 Collins Road



Lot 16, Plan 28275

57 Collins Road


5320.600 5589.000 380.010

Lot 17, Plan 28275 Lot 1, Plan PGP 35427 Lot 1, Plan BCP 36236

53 Collins Road 1761 110 Avenue 10600 17 Street

949.99 41,499.89 20,814.96

2562.000 3249.000 337.000 338.000

Lot 18, Block 6, Plan 7613 Lot 2, Block 3, Plan 8308 Lot 4, Block 17, Plan 2678 Lot 5, Block 17, Plan 2678 Parcel A (PJ 45809), Block 17, Plan 2678

1908 110 Avenue 9700 5 Street 912 105 Avenue 916 105 Avenue

3,851.51 26,986.41 1,073.84 1,073.84

913 104 Avenue


Lot 5 & 6, Block 1, Plan 2285 Block C except Plan 28034, Plan 12537 Lot 6 Block 1 Plan 7090 Lot 2 Block 7 Plan 2244 Parcel B (P7439) of 1 Block 16 Plan 3025 Lot 2 Plan 24732 CNR Lease #RP1373 (NAR Station Concrete Foundation Encroachment) Lot 1, Block 15, Plan 26496

10717 13 Street


1101 McKellar Avenue 1020 95 Avenue 904 103 Avenue

5,719.25 4,556.54 4,708.59

1311 106 Avenue 401 114 Avenue

3,018.73 24,053.10

900 Alaska Avenue

242.32 6,483.88

10108 14 Street 1416 102 Avenue 1334 102 Avenue

5,649.80 1,617.14 6,499.18

1320 102 Avenue 929 106 Avenue 9001 10 Street 10110 13 Street 637 114 Avenue 1019 103 Avenue 1021 103 Avenue 11418 3 Street 8800 17 Street

3,648.97 14,197.20 11,317.46 9,758.98 2,384.90 6,200.75 6,412.46 10,483.38 6,099.01

1029 103 Avenue


340.500 235.000

South Peace Senior Citizen’s Association (Recreation Hall) South Peace Community Resource Society (Group Home for 5 disabled residents) South Peace Community Resource Society (Reconnect Youth program building)

4202.000 2057.000 122.000

South Peace Community Resource Society (Group Home for disabled adults) BC Grain Producers Association

757.000 4479.000

Canadian National Railway South Peace Historical Society (NAR Park Station) Dawson Creek Society for Community Living (Opportunity Centre-classes & social events) Dawson Creek Society for Community Living (staff parking) Dawson Creek Society for the Mentally Handicapped (office)

2.210 4925.010

Nawican Friendship Centre Peace Region Internet Society South Peace Child Development Society South Peace Community Resources Society (office) The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals The Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada The Salvation Army BC North & Yukon Territory Division The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals * Dawson Creek Youth Centre Society (o/a The Ark) *

395.000 4210.000 4860.050 3523.012 2330.000 209.000 210.000 4835.000 3782.500

B.C. Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches Baptist Union of Western Canada Christian & Missionary Alliance Canadian Pacific District Church of the Nazarene Dawson Creek Community Church and Missionary Society

2542.000 4020.000 4860.000 3172.000 282.000

General Church of the New Jerusalem in Dawson Creek, British Columbia Governing Council of Salvation Army Canada West Grace Lutheran Church of Dawson Church Grandview Chapel (vacant lot)

3110.000 265.000 4465.100 2082.000 2083.000

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Prince Rupert St. James Presbyterian St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cong. Holding Society The BC Corporation of the Seventh Day Adventist Church New Beginnings Baptist Church of Dawson Creek Trustees of the Congregation of the South Peace United Church. Executor, Trustee or Administrator Trustees of the Willowbrook Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses United Pentecostal Church Roman Catholic Episcopal Corp

4497.500 5607.000 5598.400 4367.000 2917.000 5550.000 1286.000

Lot B, Plan 3990 Lot 5, Block 2 ,Plan 2958 Lot 4, Block 1, Plan 2958 Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 2958 Except Plan 6941 Lot A, Plan 12748 Lot 2, Plan 25965 Lot 1, Plan EPP 12710 Lot 10, Block 2, Plan 7219 Lot 17, Block 11, Plan 2244 Lot 18, Block 11, Plan 2244 Lot A, Plan PGP 25707 Lot 1, Plan PGP 12205 Lots 20 & 21, Block 11, Plan 2244 Parcel A (E013110) of Lot 17 and Amended Lot 18 (87041M), Block 3, Plan 7613 Parcel Z, Block 2, Plan 10954 Lot 1, Plan 25965 Parcel A, Plan 8288 Lot 1, Plan 2641 Parcel A (P2223) Block 7, Plan 7887 Lot 8, Block 5, Plan 2490 Lot 1, Plan BCP 30054 Lot 1, Block 3, Plan 7090 Lot 2, Block 3, Plan 7090 Lot 1, Plan 25167 Except Plan 27495 Lot 1, Plan PGP 45251 Lot A, Plan PGP 37015 Lot 2, Plan 20730 Parcel A, Block 4, Plan 7752 Lot 1, Plan 30815 Lot 6, Plan 4850

251.000 1431.000 828.000 181.000

Lot 6, Block 4, Plan 2285 Lots 4-7, Block 4, Plan 5526 Lot 6, Block 1, Plan 3114 Lots 3-6, Block 10, Plan 2244

Anglican Synod Diocese of Caledonia

Inquiries concerning this notice may be directed to: Shelly Woolf Chief Financial Officer

1113.150 402.000 397.000


EXEMPT PROPERTY TAXES 16,247.55 23,237.42 73,531.90

1800 109 Avenue 1400 113 Avenue 9009 10 Street 429 & 433 95 Avenue 1224 103 Avenue

210.99 265.61 11,888.95 1,195.26 1,073.16

9013 8 Street 1436 104 Avenue 11101 17 Street 900 94 Avenue 904 94 Avenue

1,200.61 249.55 563.36 761.50 652.80

11501 17 Street 10901 13 Street 925 104 Avenue 1501 108 Avenue 905 Cornwall Crescent 9201 14 Street 10221 18 Street

11,383.12 4,745.05 8,519.34 399.49 1,056.03 509.81 767.92

1300 104 Avenue 640 105A Avenue 701 96A Avenue 908 104 Avenue

2,031.72 293.46 531.23 1,595.82



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