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INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF VALEMOUNT, MCBRIDE, DUNSTER, TETE JAUNE, BLUE RIVER, MOUNT ROBSON, CRESCENT SPUR AND DOME CREEK

Battling the Ice NEW CORPORATE OFFICER- PAGE 6

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“Clearing the streets!”

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Above: On Thursday, January 5, 2012 the Village of Valemount, Public Works Department, were busy clearing 5th Avenue of thick ice. A freeze and thaw weather pattern last week created hazardous road conditions in both McBride and Valemount. Some elderly valley residents found conditions too hazardous to leave their homes as streets and sidewalks were too slippery to walk on. See another photo on Page 2.

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Report of Legionnaires’ disease prompts quick response Daniel Betts Editor

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report that a severely ill Alberta resident had contracted a rare respiratory infection called Legionnaires’ disease, while on a sledding excursion in Valemount, B.C., during the Christmas holiday prompted a serious and fast response from Northern Health. Dr. William Osei, Medical Health Officer for Northern Health, confirmed the report. “We do not know where exactly this was contracted,” said Osei. “Please reassure the public, we are taking all the necessary steps to keep them safe and to prevent this from spreading.” Osei explained, Northern Health has made it a top priority to make sure the people of Valemount as well as visitors and tourists are safe. Northern Health has been in contact with any known facilities in the Valemount area that have air conditioning systems, saunas and swimming pools. Osei added none of the facilities contacted have reported any malfunctions or problems. He expressed there was not a need to close any facilities.

“The next step is that we are now coming down to the area with our instruments to inspect and confirm what we have been told,” said Osei. The environmental health officer and his team were dispatched to Valemount and arrived on Tuesday morning to conduct inspections of major facilities, hotels, sauna facilities and cabins. “We will not only be inspecting but coming to educate those who don’t know exactly what to do in regard to when to change their water or when to disinfect it,” explained Osei. While the disease is of great concern, Osei believes the situation is “under very good control.” He explained should the incident have occurred in a very big, shared facility there should have been more cases. “From Christmas to this time we should have seen more cases,” said Osei. According to the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, “Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever are both forms of a disease called legionellosis, which is an uncommon respiratory infection caused by a bacteria called Legionella pneumophila.” According to Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in order for the

disease to be transmitted Legionella microbes must enter into the lungs. Circulated air can pick up droplets of contaminated water. If droplets are small enough they can be inhaled directly into the lungs. Person-to-person transmission has not been found. According to a Centre for Disease Control factsheet on Legionella and Hot Tubs “a person can get infected with Legionella when they breathe in steam or mist from a contaminated hot tub.” The disease was named in 1976 after delegates attending a convention in Philadelphia held by the Legion of Pennsylvania became affected by the respiratory illness. Symptoms of the disease begin with a headache, pain in the muscles and general feeling of unwellness followed by high fever (40 – 40.5 C). Shaking chills, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also occur. Most patients develop pneumonia that becomes so severe hospitalization is required. Up to 15 per cent of known cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been fatal. Northern Health suggests anyone with any questions in regard to hot tub or sauna maintenance please call 250 565 2150.

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Local News

McBride to Barriere corridor economic forum Birgit Stutz Contributor

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epresentatives of the Villages of McBride and Valemount will be participating in a one-day economic development forum on Monday, January 16. The forum, which takes place at the Best Western Hotel in Valemount, is part of a regional/community economic investment pilot and is organized and hosted by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation as part of “Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan”, which aims to create long-term jobs and investment across the province by building on key competitive advantages. According to a government press release, working with employers and communities to enable job creation is one of the key pillars of the BC Jobs Plan announced by Premier Christy Clark in September. To accelerate growth, the BC Jobs Plan leverages the strengths of B.C.’s most competitive sectors to bring new dollars into the economy from the province’s most important trading partners. Those sectors are forestry, mining, natural gas, agri-foods, technology, tourism, transportation and international education. As one component of community engagement under the BC Jobs Plan, four communities/regions have been selected to pilot an approach aimed at identifying opportunities, attracting investment, increasing economic diversification, and fostering job creation. The McBride to Barriere Corridor (small rural communities) is one of the selected regions, largely based on its strong local leadership and focus on investment attraction. The corridor includes the traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation, which has several ongoing business relationships with companies in forestry, mining and hydro power production. The three other communities represent the diversity of community needs across the province, and include Campbell River (medium size city), North Fraser (small urban area), as well as a First Nations community. In each community, the pilot project will begin with a local economic development forum hosted by Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, where representatives from local government, business, industry, First Nations and academia will explore investment opportunities and share solutions in overcoming barriers. “By the end of each forum, communities will have created an inventory of potential projects and an initial action plan on how best to implement them,” said Marisa Adair, Communications Director, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. “The lessons learned from these pilots will then be applied across the province.” Adair said through the session, the provincial

government hopes to achieve several objectives: build on a shared understanding of the regional economy, specifically related to key competitive sectors identified in the BC Jobs Plan; identify investment opportunities for the McBride to Barriere Corridor, share solutions and ideas related to overcoming barriers and moving opportunities forward; and identify priority projects that the provincial government can assist the McBride to Barriere Corridor to advance over the next six to 18 months. “A dedicated project team will support each priority,” said Adair. “The province will assist by developing an intensified approach to capitalize on these opportunities and create lasting economic benefits and boost job creation. The province will assist communities by providing expertise, and facilitating community and regional linkages to key partners, stakeholders and programs to advance investment opportunities.” However, no funding will be provided to communities. McBride Mayor Michael Frazier said he appreciates the provincial government’s support. “Our local economy took a terrible hit over the last few years. All along we have been working on diversifying our economy and creating employment. This initiative will give a huge boost to our efforts. We’re looking forward to working with other communities in the region to take advantage of investment opportunities. I certainly appreciate our Government’s support of our region’s economic development planning strategies and their commitment to assist specific business and employment opportunities. My focus will be on laying out things that are critical to a sustainable economic future for the valley, particularly the upgrades and enhancement of the BC Hydro lines from Kamloops to Dome Creek, and eventually through to Prince George. I believe that while we support local and specific opportunities, providing an upgraded Hydro line through the whole region remains our number one priority.” McBride Economic Development Officer Margaret Graine is excited about the forum. “Valemount Economic Development Co-ordinator Silvio Gislimberti and I will bring forward projects that are shovel ready, but are stuck in the system,” said Graine. “I’ve identified projects here and prepared a synopsis to tell the Ministry what’s needed so they can invite other people from other Ministries that are needed to move these projects ahead. We’re hoping to meet with representatives from BC Hydro to see what can be done about the lack of power. It’s a piece of infrastructure that we really need to advance economic development.” Graine and Gislimberti will also help the Ministry co-ordinate the forum, which is by invitation only.

The Mayor of Valemount, Andru McCracken, believes the province understands there are some key projects in Valemount and along the McBrideBarriere Corridor that have the potential to diversify our economy in a significant way. While the meeting holds great promise, McCracken believes it is just the tip of the iceberg. “Valemount now, as much as ever, is attracting investment. We are becoming the home of people who are ready to invest and live in this generous special community. Business people who operate here now tell me they want to expand, and they are doing so in a sustainable and wise way. Just because they are not at this forum doesn’t mean they aren’t major players,” said McCracken. “The future is ours, we don’t need an economic forum to tell us that. If anyone who has a project they would like support for, feel free to call me at the office 250566-4435.”

In memory of Larry Basaraba April 16,1952 - January 14, 2011 Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there, The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. Love from your family, Dad, Mom, Shirley and Lillian

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TEMPORARY INDUSTRIAL USE PERMIT No. 158 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing into Temporary Industrial Use Permit No. 158 will be held: 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Canoe Valley Recreation Centre 100 Elm St Valemount, BC Temporary Industrial Use Permit No. 158 is proposed to allow a storage/warehouse facility for drilling core samples on the subject parcel for a three-year period. The property is legally described as Block E of the North East ¼ of District Lot 5708, Cariboo District. This parcel is located at 430 Loseth Road. The owner is David Craig.

Attention Farmers & Ranchers! You are invited to attend a Calcium & Gypsum information meeting, tradeshow & dinner to be held in Prince George on Jan. 19th @ 5:30pm at the Pineview Hall. Dinner hosted by the PG Cattleman. Speakers are sponsored by Glen Dale Agra Services. The speakers are Craig Dick from Calcium Products in Iowa and Doug McRae from Pincher Creek, Ab. Tickets are $20 each. Free babysitting available. To register, contact Karen Vohar at vvohan2@telus.net or call 250-963-7112. To attend you must RSVP by Jan 16th. For more info you can also call Norm @ Glen Dale Agra – (800) 646-6757

Valemount Swiss Bakery January closure The bakery will be closed from January 12 (Thursday) until the 18th. Re-opening on the January 19th 2012 (Thursday) Due to a family event in Poland and small renovations. We hope to see you all when we are back. Please order your breads early! Bogdan and Silvia

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At the public hearing, all those who deem their interest in land to be affected by the proposed Temporary Industrial Use Permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions. Please note: emails will not be accepted as written submissions. Any material received before or at the public hearing will become public information. Copies of the draft Temporary Industrial Use Permit, and other relevant background documents, may be examined at the office of the Regional District of FraserFort George, 155 George Street, Prince George, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., December 28, 29 and 30th 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, and 17th, 2012. Following the public hearing, the Regional Board will consider issuance of Temporary Industrial Use Permit No. 158 at the Regional Board meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012, sometime after 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 155 George St., Prince George. Kenna Latimer Development Services

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» DAVE MARCHANT

» VIEWPOINT Daniel Betts editor@thevalleysentinel.com

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t is often said we learn from our mistakes, which is true on a very fundamental level of human existence. We test our tolerances, our skills, expertise and knowledge to the breaking point and the result is a mistake. These errors, misjudgments or blunders are our very best learning tools. Mistakes give us far more experience that anything we can read in a book or can be taught in a classroom. Children learn far more when they stumble than from their first unsteady steps. Of course learning isn’t limited to children. The wisest of people would admit they’ve learned enough to know they have much more to learn. The wisest of us also know we can learn from the mistakes of others, which is why mentoring is so very important. When we are strongly attached or connected to a cause or ideal to the point of needing to defend it, I think it is sometimes easy to fall into an “us versus them” mentality. There is absolutely nothing wrong with defending a just cause but seeing villainy in every trespass isn’t always fair. Sometimes people simply make mistakes. This isn’t to suggest we would want to ignore consequences, which are the driving forces behind learning. Nor is it wise to lower our guard, but having zero tolerance and expecting severe punishment for any violation doesn’t always serve the community or help in the learning process. Acknowledging a mistake and identifying the exact cause serves the community more than simple blind punishment. Bringing to light a pitfall or inherent weakness in a system can prevent future transgressions from occurring in the same way. In my time dealing with safety issues it was always more important to get down to the reason why an incident happened. Prevention is far more important than dwelling on blame. In most circumstances something was overlooked and through investigation a weakness in procedure or structure was discovered and rectified. In small communities, such as ours, reputations are one of our most important assets. Sometimes mistakes, no matter how well they are dealt with, will damage reputations and trust. In many circumstances, such damage to a reputation will provide enough consequence to enhance a learning experience. However adding a severe punishment to a set of circumstances will rarely teach anyone anything, other than resentment or anger. It is also likely severe punishments will cause people to be more distrustful and secretive rather than open and forthcoming, which would certainly not serve the community as a whole.

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Robson Valley Song Dear Editor: Thanks for reporting a significant item of note in the musical world of the Robson Valley. That guy from Vancouver was smitten with the same bug as myself and every other songwriter that chose to live their entire lives here after one chance visit. Also included are our second generation of the children of these same people. Seth Macdonald’s parents and his uncle and I were hired by a major national clothing chain to record radio and TV commercials. Also I enlisted Cam Swets family to help do my car dealership ads for Northland Chrysler of P.G.. Seth was in a professional recording studio as a one year old in a jolly jumper. Also of note is the local Valemount girl in “Painting Daisies” who were finalist in Canada’s “The Bands’ got Talent” and Ellise Bressette who was in the top 100 out of thousands in Canadian Idol and her dad Shane who co-wrote McBride’s Hockeyville with Bill Henderson of Chilliwack for C.B.C. I think a contest to choose an official Robson Valley song is a great idea. It would energize our whole valley to have a musically professional song to be used on radio and TV to promote our Valley, Canada’s best kept secret. My song “Dunster, Heart of the Valley” on Mick Callas’s video is a good example of what can be done with a great song and a great video. I did the 75th anniversary song for both McBride and Dunster. I also did the official McBride welcome to Rick Hanson’s Wheels

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in Motion tour in 1986. I have recently performed my own official Valemount, “Let Our Mountains Move You” song at the Super 8. I also wrote and performed my official Super 8 commercial, specially written for the visiting sledders. I for one will submit a song written especially for this contest. There are many talented songwriters living here. I would invite all to submit entrees. I think it should be sponsored and promoted by both Chambers of Commerce and Village Councils and all media representatives. The judging panel would be best served by an impartial team made up of all the music and arts and English literature teachers from all the Robson Valley Schools. This would ensure professional standards are met and this cannot be a popularity contest and it cannot allow behind the scenes bribery. I am willing to spearhead such a contest and offer an impartial forum such as the Super 8 living room stage to hold the live performance of each song as it is submitted. My credentials are being 40 years in the music business, owner of the only music store between P.G., Edmonton & Kamloops and with 6 C.D.’s released in two years, my songs have already been #1 for 2 months on Calgary’s #1 university FM station. Yours for promoting The Robson Valley through its own music,

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Multi-million dollar contract Birgit Stutz CONTRIBUTOR

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coTECH Energy Group (Canada) Inc. out of Langley, B.C., announced last week that the company has received a five-year multi-million dollar supply purchase contract for its “beyond organic” produce and aquaculture products with one of Canada’s largest supermarket chains. Colin Hall, ecoTECH CEO and chairman, said that ecoTECH will provide hydroponic, “beyond organic”, fresh vegetables and fish produced at its proposed McBride facility to one of the largest companies overall. The contract is of approximately $12 million dollars per year. At its proposed 22-acre aquaponic production facility in McBride, ecoTECH will produce fresh fish and vegetable without artificial, chemical or fossil hydrocarbon pesticides, herbicides or synthetic growth inducements such as fertilizers and hormones, but instead utilize indoor aquaponics (hydroponics and aquaculture combined) methodologies. “All of the food produced will be totally natural produce,” said Hall. The aquaponics facility in McBride will include a deep trough floating raft and pebble flood hydroponic vegetable production, an aquaculture as well as a biomass fuelled combined heat and power generating plant. The power plant will be capable of producing over $50 million in food sales annually. ecoTECH intends to build up to five similar facilities across North America in the next five to seven years. ecoTECH is estimating that there will be 190 temporary construction jobs available at the beginning of spring 2012 for the 18-month construction period of its proposed Green Technology Industrial Park project which will be located on two separate sites in the McBride area, as well as 330 permanent jobs to run the various operations. Hall said that startup is delayed until after the outcome of the January 16th meeting in Valemount with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. “Without a decision on the Hydro line and EPAs (Electricity Purchase Agreements) for all of the IPP members, we cannot plan our direction,” he said. “We trust that the provincial government’s pledge to create jobs will be given substance at that meeting. We delayed our plans until the outcome of the Ministry of Energy deliberations is made clear and an announcement is made.

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With a positive move from the leadership needed, prudence dictates that we hold until we know the outcome. The construction season is short and we are at the eleventh hour to know we can commence this spring. Any more delays will lose another year.” For more information on ecoTECH, visit http://www.ecotechenergygroup. com/index.php/about-us-2.

Winter is HERE! Brookfield Power would like to remind you of the dangers that exist on rivers this time of year. Because river currents can weaken ice – especially backwater currents close to dams – it can be very dangerous to travel on rivers whether on foot, on snowmobile, on skates, on skis, or on all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Also, a dam’s control gates can be activated remotely and will cause unsafe conditions such as water level and river current changes. Stay Safe! Brookfield Power wants to ensure that all of your outdoor recreational activities are positive and memorable experiences this winter.

Dear Editor, I would like to thank all the people who organized, donated to and participated in the fundraiser held for the family of Bob MacKenzie. The generosity of the people of Valemount only confirms why I love it here. The funds raised really came in handy. Also, thank you to all the people who sent cards, hugs and love. He will be greatly missed.

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McBride Community Forest Corporation Reminder: Grant application deadline The MCFC Grant Sub-Committee wants to remind the public that it is accepting grant applications. The deadline for the winter intake of grant applications is January 31, 2012. For more information or a copy of our grant application form please contact: Sarah Taylor McBride Community Forest Corporation Phone (250) 569-2229

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George Cozicar, Winnie & Bill Pawliuk of Valemount, B.C. spent Christmas and New Year’s in Hawaii with their family to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary which occured in July 2011. They spent time on Maui and on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and enjoyed tours and lots of shows.

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COMMUNITY

Anne Yanciw: New Corporate Officer in Valemount Daniel Betts EDITOR

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cheery new smile is brightening the Valemount Village Office this month. The new Corporate Officer, Anne Yanciw (pronounced YAN-soo), comes from the metropolis of Calgary, Alta., filling the position left vacant by Sandy Salt, who recently was elected to Village Council. Yanciw grew up in a rural area outside of Burns Lake, B.C. but has spent the last 13 years working for the City of Calgary. “In the last few years, I’ve known that I wanted to come back to B.C.,” said Yanciw. Yanciw had a number of different roles when she worked for the City of Calgary. Most recently she was the Administrative Coordinator at “911.” She supervised all the administrative staff and functions responsible for recruitment. The recruitment requirements are very stringent for “911” as it is a highly secure environment. The “911” centre in Calgary is a unique model in Canada. In Canada it is still typical to have separate communication sections for police, fire and ambulance, but following the events of September 11, 2001, many large centres re-evaluated their communications and Calgary is the first big centre in Canada to have an integrated call centre. “Managing the recruitment process was significant. It was a very interesting job,” said Yanciw. She was responsible for the support functions that allowed operations to work. Yanciw is still in the process of learning her new job. She noted the various

reading “piles” she is working her way through and apologized for the open file boxes around her new office. “I don’t have a very good handle on the workload here because Tom has been very good about only adding one item at a time to my desk,” said Yanciw. She is also getting used to working in a dramatically smaller work environment. In comparison, the building where Yanciw worked in Calgary had 14,000 full-time employees and approximately 10,000 part-time or temporary employees. “I’m really looking forward to the variety of the work because when you work for a large corporation like the City of Calgary, you become very specialized and you do a lot of just one thing, where as when you work for a smaller organization you do a little bit of everything.” Yanciw is already enjoying her new home. “I love Valemount. I love that anywhere you look you can see mountains. I love how friendly the people are. I love that I can walk everywhere; I’ve started my car twice since I arrived, which is just amazing to me,” said Yanciw. While she is used to cold weather she feels she will need to get used to less sunshine. “On the prairies there is almost always sunshine and here there is more cloud, so that will be an adjustment.” She will also miss some of the speciality food markets found in the city, although she is most impressed with the selection she found at our local grocery store. “I’m really surprised at how well stocked the IGA is. We have a phenomenal grocery store here.” When not at the office, Yanciw might be found enjoying cross-country skiing

“New Corporate Officer”

Anne Yanciw is getting familiar with her office duties during her first week at work at the Valemount Village Office on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Photo by Andrea Scholz

or, while it has been a few years, she plans to take up downhill skiing again. This summer she is also looking forward to hiking opportunities in the Valley and spending time on the lake. She used to volunteer at the Calgary Drop-in Centre, a homeless shelter, and at a community garden. She was very pleased to hear there are community members interested in starting a community garden in Valemount. “I am hoping I have something of value to bring from my previous experience and I’m hoping that some of the initiatives that Valemount has on the radar are implemented because for a little village I think they really think big,” said Yanciw. “I like the green emphasis that Valemount has. One of my life objectives is to live with a smaller carbon footprint and I like Valemount’s focus in that sense.”

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on Sun 10:30am


COMMUNITY Wood stove exchange Daniel Betts EDITOR

T

his year the Village of Valemount, through the work of the Wildfire Prevention Committee, is in the process of acquiring the funding necessary to offer 10 Valley residents, from Tete Jaune to Albreda, an impressive $750 rebate to replace their old wood stove with a brand new certified high efficiency model. While funding from the Village of Valemount and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is still pending approvals, Chief Administrative Officer, Tom Dall is very optimistic the program will go through as planned. Should funding from the Regional District not be available, the rebate may be restricted to the boundaries of the Village of Valemount and reduced to $500. “Nothing is set in stone,” said Dall. “We are very much in the infancy stage of the whole thing.” One of the ideas discussed by the Wildfire Prevention Committee is the need for a pre-inspection of a proponent’s residence before approving any rebate. “It is not just the stove that is an issue,” explained Dall. The chimney is more of a hazard than the stove and can actually cost more than

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the stove to replace if it is not up to code. “If the chimney is not in compliance there is no point in putting in a certified stove.” Rebates will only be available for the replacement of an existing stove. Proponents will also be expected to pay for building inspections for installation of the new stove, which both the Village of Valemount and the Regional District charge $130. However, Dall reiterated that nothing is written in stone and is subject to change, particularly at this early stage. It is unclear how residents will be chosen for the program. The Wildfire Prevention Committee have discussed such things as conducting a lottery or simply “first come first serve,” however further discussion is required and any criteria that is established will need approval by Village Council. The Province of British Columbia through the B.C. Lung Association recently granted $4,000 toward the program. Other benefits of the program include educational materials on proper wood stove operation as well as possible discounts from local wood stove retailers. While the province has set a deadline of December 31,2012 to implement the program, Dall plans to have the program up and running by March 1.

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NOTES FROM ALL OVER Notes from All Over Donalda Beeson CONTRIBUTOR

NH Connections Driving to Success According to 250 News, Prince George, B.C. the Northern Health (NH) Connections program, which “provides non-emergency transportation for clients travelling outside their home communities and is open to anyone who needs to travel to an out-of-town medical appointment, regardless of their age or income… ,has seen a 14% increase in ridership in 2011.” They report “more than 12,000 residents as well as thousands of pounds of lab work/medical freight.” Dave Christie, Regional Manager with Diversified Transportation said, “The largest route increases are between Prince Rupert to Prince George, Prince George to Vancouver, Fort St. John to Prince George, and Valemount/McBride to Prince George…we expect the ridership to continue to grow over the coming years.” Fares range from $20 to $80 return, dependent on length of the trip. In 2012, NH Connections is looking at “improving the website so clients will be able to book online, and payment options for the coaches”. “Musical Link” Harry Manx Bridging the East and West Valemount Arts and Cultural Society presents Harry Manx, Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valemount Community Theatre located at Valemount Secondary School. From his personal bio, “Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues; add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you’ll get a sound that goes down easy and leaves you hungry for more;” that is Harry Manx. Tickets are $30 or $25 for seniors or students in advance available at Infinity, or $35 at the door.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY THE VALLEY SENTINEL IS SEEKING TO FILL

Jasper in January January 13 to 29, 2012 is Jasper’s Annual Jasper in January, check out a full list of events and happenings at http://www.jasperinjanuary.com. Jasper’s Winter Pentathlon Saturday, January 21, 2012, is Jasper’s Winter Pentathlon. Registration details coming soon. Spread the word, gather a team and start working on costumes! Registration is $25 for a solo, $50 for a duo and $100 for a team of 3,4 or 5. You can pre-register at Totem or at the ACFA office in Jasper. They will also take registrations on the 21 between 9 and 10:30 a.m! Gun start at 11 a.m! For more information contact the ACFA at (780) 852 7476 or Suzanne Villeneuve svilleneuve@centrenord.ab.ca or (780) 931 6462.

Canadian Rockies Snow Battle “Yukigassen” Jasper is set to host the first inaugural Canadian Rockies Snow Battle called Yukigassen Jasper during the “Jasper in January” festival, January 27 and 28, 2012 with an exhibition battle on January 27 and a main event on January 28. Yukigassen means “snow battle” in Japanese starting in Japan in the late 80’s but are held across Japan, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Australia, USA and Canada. Apparently a considerable amount of referees are required for the event, maybe seven per game field so a referee clinic was held. Check it out at www.canadianrockiessnowbattle.ca. The Chilcotin Challenge Follows Eat for Life’s Lead According to Monica Lamb-Yorski in the Williams Lake Tribune, eight people in Alexis Creek have collectively lost 200.5 pounds after following the Eat for Life eating program developed by Valemount’s own, Dr. Stefan DuToit. Dubbed the Chilcotin Challenge and led by remote certified nurse Heather Peterson, the group ate real food, and avoided processed foods among the other eating plan particulars. If you have a note idea or tip, or would like to share your event or happening with us, you are encouraged to contact Donalda Beeson at donalda@thevalleysentinel.com or The Valley Sentinel 250 566 4425. Please note that all items for publication on the Wednesday issue must be in by the previous Friday.

TWO PERMANENT PART-TIME POSITIONS:

HEALTHY HEALTHY LIVING

IN MCBRIDE: JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER WILL INCLUDE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES

IN VALEMOUNT: JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER EXPERIENCE IN INDESIGN AND PHOTOSHOP PREFERRED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL. WILL TRAIN. FOR MORE INFORMATION SPEAK TO DANIEL BETTS, EDITOR AT 250-566-4425 OR EMAIL EDITOR@THEVALLEYSENTINEL.COM New at the Valemount Public Library Adult fiction

The sense of an ending ~ Julian Barnes A son of the circus ~ John Irving Alice’s tulips ~ Sandra Dallas Port mortuary ~ Patricia Cornwell

Adult Non-fiction

Winter ~ Adam Gopnik Auroras ~ Dan Bortolotti Build your own small wind power system ~ Kevin Shea Lemon aid new cars and trucks 2012 ~ Phil Edmonston Bill Reid and the Haida canoe ~ Martine Jeanne Reid

Junior

The lego ideas book ~ Daniel Lipkowitz Dark horse ~ Dandi Daley Mackall Mastiff ~ Tamora Pierce Unsinkable ~ Gordon Korman Can you see what I see ~ Walter Wick

DVD

The colt The courage to love

Plus many, many more new titles listed on our website http://valemount.bclibrary.ca Library hours Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm Wed 10am-9pm and Sat 11am-3pm

LIVING

Amber Stayer CONTRIBUTOR

H

appy New Year!

I keep seeing the title of New Year, New You on magazines and websites and it gets me thinking, what makes them think I want to be a new me at all....I am fine with me and I hope everyone else is too, fine with themselves that is. We should all strive to be the best us on any given day. It may not always be the same as daily circumstances will change the best that you can put out there, but it’s important that you do your best. When we do our best we know that no matter what the end result of the task at hand we have done our best and that can’t change. You can be proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. This year let’s make a resolution that should be easy to keep. BE THE BEST YOU! A great way to start off a morning to help your body be its best is with a delicious, protein filled, health packed, anti-oxidant rich smoothie. Colder days make it hard for me to want to down an ice filled breakfast smoothie and I can feel the difference it makes on the days that I don’t have one. So I figured why not have a hot smoothie. Hot Chocolate Smoothie - Serves 2 2 teaspoons of raw chocolate powder 1 tablespoon flax, chia or hemp seeds 1 teaspoon of honey 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 cups pure water, warmed (120 F or 45 C) Optional: Scoop of your favourite protein powder 1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia (or to taste. If you have not had stevia you may want to borrow some from a friend before you rush out and buy it. It is an acquired taste, in my opinion, that I have not acquired.)

E3 Live (my favourite), algae or phytoplankton 1 teaspoon of raw carob powder 1/4 teaspoon of maca powder 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean powder pinch cayenne pepper (these options will add more punch to your smoothie and if there is anything that you would like to add that is not on the list just throw it in the mix) Directions 1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender. Add enough warmed water so that all ingredients are covered. Blend well. 2. Add enough water to get the right consistency. 3. Put the smoothie through a strainer to make a really creamy smoothie. Play around with the recipe. You can add fruit and warmed organic brewed teas and other types of natural sweeteners like maple syrup or agave. Its your breakfast smoothie so enjoy it. Cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2012! (original recipe from thebestofrawfood.com)


COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Valley Sentinel Wednesday January 11, 2012 • 9

SPECIAL EVENTS

Matthew Wheeler “The GLacial lens” On display until January 30, 2012 McBride Museum/Library Building 241 Dominion St. Organized and circulated by Two Rivers Gallery Opening reception and Artist’s Tour Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Local photographer, Matthew Wheeler displays his unique photography taken through a lens crafted from ice. LyuBa Milne: Ceramic Art On display until January 30, 2012 McBride Museum/Library Building 241 Dominion Street, McBride VACS presents harry manx January 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. With his mix of the Blues and classical Indian ragas he creates musical short stories that you will not soon forget. Tickets are $30 / $25 for seniors and students or $35 at the door. Tickets available at Infinity. Ladies Only bonspiel January 27, 28 and 29 At the Valemount Curling Club. Entrance fee is $70 per person including dinner, a weekend of curling and male entertainment. Get your team together and contact Diana Piper at 250 566 9974.

McBride Roundhouse theatre presents Charlie Major and Victoria Banks February 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Snowmobile DRAG RACES February 25, 2012 Races and Awards Ceremony Contact Jannifer at 566-9905 Snowmobile Poker Run February 26, 2012 from 9 am to 1pm Westridge Family Loop Contact Curtis Pawliuk at VARDA 566-4817 VACS presents caladh nua March 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 / $25 for seniors and students or $35 at the door. Tickets available at Infinity. Come check out their traditional Irish music and dance along. McBride roundhouse Theatre Presents lorne elliott March 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Come out for a good laugh at this Comedy Show. McBride Roundhouse theatre presents The Jesse Peters Trio April 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

New at the McBride Public Library Adult fiction

The Scottish Prisoner – Diana Gabaldon The Sheen on the Silk – Anne Perry The Saturday Big Tent Wedding – Alexander McCall Smith The Lake Shore Limited – Sue Miller

Adult Non-fiction

At Home: A short history of private life – Bill Bryson The Darwin Awards – Wendy Northcutt Inside of a Dog: what dogs see, smell and know – Alexandra Horowitz Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton

Junior

Trapped – Michael Northrop Star Wars: The Clone Wars series The Crown on your Head – Nancy Tillman Amazing Magic Tricks for Kids – Norden the Magician

DVD

The Wire (seasons 1-5) The Bourne Identity Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond (audiobook)

Come by the library for free internet access or “like” us on Facebook to keep up with new titles and events!

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ONGOING EVENTS Valemount MONDAYS: • VALEMOUNT SENIORS Carpet Bowling 9 am Golden Years Lodge • Lions Bingo 1st & 3rd Mon, at Lions Hall, doors open 6pm, everyone welcome. • Royal Canadian Legion General meetings every 3rd Mon of month 7:30pm in Legion. tuesdays: • valemount mma club upstairs at The Trading Post. Co-ed from 7-8:30 pm • Valemount Children’s Activity Centre Board Meeting 1st Tuesday of the month - 7 pm @ the Centre beneath the Community Hall (the red door). • adult recreational vollEyball 7 - 9pm. Valemount Sec School gym. Contact Suzanne Bloodoff @ 250 566-9979 • Council Meeting 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 pm, council chambers. Everyone welcome. • Ladies Auxiliary #266 Legion Meetings 1st Tuesday of every month 3pm in Valemount Legion. WEDNESDAYS: • PLAY AND LEARN 10AM until noon at the Lion’s Hall. • Public Library Board Meeting Every 2nd Wed. 5 pm Downstairs at the library. • valemount seniors music night 7-9 pm Golden Years Lodge • TOASTMASTERS meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. 7:30-9:30PM at the Best Western. THURSDAYS: • Adult Recreation Badminton. 7-9 pm in the Valemount Sec School gym. Contact Betty @250 566-4656 • CHAMPS Weight loss Support Team for men and women. Thurs. 6:00 pm Downstairs Valemount Clinic. Shirley 566-9829, Dolly 566-8458. • Chamber of Commerce Quarterly General Meetings 3rd Thurs of January, April, July and October @ 4:45pm at the old Learning Centre on Gorse St. in the CNC classroom • Saddle & Wagon Club Meeting 3rd Thurs. 7 pm 566-9707 • VALEMOUNT SENIORS SOCIAL CLUB. Regular meetings first Thurs of every month at 7pm downstairs lounge at Golden Years Lodge. FRIDAYS: • valemount mma club upstairs at The Trading Post. Co-ed from 7-8:30 pm • VALEMOUNT LEGION Friday Night dinners starting at 5 pm • A.A. MEETINGS Friday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Good Shepard Catholic Church basement SATURDAYS: • valemount mma club upstairs at The Trading Post. Open Mat from 9-11 am by appointment only. • Valemount circle dance. For more info please contact 250 566-1782

SUNDAYS: • valemount mma club upstairs at The Trading Post. Kids class from 6-7 pm.

Tete Jaune •

Tete Jaune Community Club meetings held the 1st Tues. of the month at 7pm at the Tete Jaune Hall.

DUNSTER

• Dunster family Dance First Saturday of each Month from 7 pm -10 pm Instruction from 7-8pm and short sessions throughout the evening. Lots of variety dances (-waltz, fox-trot, polka, cha-cha, two-step,schottische, etc.) Pot luck snacks at 9pm and then more dancing until 10pm. Admission - $5 for anyone over 12 - maximum of $10 per family. All welcome!! Contact Pete at 250-968-4334 for more information.

McBride • Mcbride community forest Open meeting first Wednesday of the month. McBride Village Council Chambers 7 pm tuesdays: • TOPS Tues. 6:45 pm weigh-in, 7:15 pm meeting. Health Unit in McBride. New members welcome. Brenda Molendyk 569-3113 • Village Council Meeting 2nd & 4th Tues,7:30 pm, Village Council Chambers. • Alcoholics Anonymous Every Tuesday, 8 pm at the Health Unit. • STORYTIME at the McBride & District Public Library 10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAYS: • Free Drop in CommunityVolleyball from 7:30 to 9pm at the McBride Secondayr School • KIDZ KRAFTS 2:30-3:30 AT ODDS AND ENDS • Diabetes Support Group 1st Wed, 1 pm at Beaverview Lodge Sat. 10am -12 pm, 441 Dominion St. • Support Group For Families Dealing With Mental Health Problems Last Wed every month 7:30 pm @ McBride Health Centre more info call Norma 569-2637 or Elizabeth 968-4347 • Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Every other Wednesday. 7:00 pm in the High School. New members welcome, contact Dawna Hickerty 569-3210. • LEGION AUXILLIARY BINGO First and Third Wednesday of the month at McBride Library. THURSDAYS: • OAPO Stitch & Knit Every Thurs., 2:30 - 4 pm, Beaverview Lodge, Hilda Murin 569-3305 • Free dance lessons at 7 p.m. at the Elks Hall


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LIVESTOCK / HAY

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IN MEMORIAM

For sale horse hay, square or round bales. Contact Doug 250-569-3201 or Jess 250-569-8831 McBride FEB 29

JAN 11

4 bedroom home for rent in McBride. Wood stove. Nice landscaped yard. Mature family only.$800 month.250-566-9126

Grazing lease available for cows, fenced pasture with grass and water available. Call Terracana for details. 250-968-4304

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bob) MacKenzie on December 24, 2011 after a tough battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret. 3 children; Maureen, Charlie & Susan. 6 grandchildren; Robbin, Keri, Ashley, Stephanie, Amanda & Cameron. 5 great-grandchildren;Kayden, Shayla, Rylee, Kyle & McKenna. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. There will be no funeral or memorial as that was his wish. Rest in Peace Bob, we love you. EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

Tourism Valemount is seeking proposals to provide the following services for the Winter Festival Drag Races Awards Ceremony on February 24, 2012: • • • • •

Ceremony Location Event time 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Cash bar provided (served from 5:30 pm–8:00 pm) Price per person for appetizers (served from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm) Number of people expected approximately 100

Please send proposals to Jennifer Robinson marketing@visitvalemount.ca or drop it off at the Village Office Monday to Friday 8:30 am–12:30 pm or 1:30 pm–4:30 pm. For any questions please call 250.566.9905. Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

CN Apts 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites $520 and $590 per month plus Hydro. On site laundry, no pets please. Call Scott 250-566-1569

ROBERT (BOB) BATTENSBY

GONE

ONE YEAR TODAY

BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

SADLY

MISSED BUT

ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS.

LOVE FROM YOUR FAMILY. JANUARY 10, 2011

Hay for sale, $40 a round bale. Call Terracana 250968-4304 TFN OCT 5

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HOLIDAY TRAILER

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ACTIVITIES HOROSCOPE FOR THE WEEK by MICHAEL O’CONNOR Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Everyone is feeling pressures demanding commitment and resolve, not least of all you. The need for new strategies is featured. Rebellious reactions certainly won’t help you now. Sometimes the best choice is to surrender to what is, and cooperate. Asking for assistance can be a good idea as well. Expect pressure levels to rise and remain high for a while. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) You are on the eve of some real breakthroughs which indicate expansiveness. Yet, there remain some important lessons before this can fully happen. Realizing the importance of teamwork and collaboration is the central theme here. Friends are much more helpful that enemies. Make extra efforts to exercise an open mind for best results. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) The aftermath of the holiday season combined with the onset of a New Year brings its own complexities. Patience has been an important theme of late and remains especially ideal now. Accessing new perspectives and tools to stimulate feeling secure is important. Focusing on your own talents will achieve this now, amidst more sobering and perhaps taxing duties. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Oaky so some major changes have occurred in your life. The question remains: do you feel like you have accessed your real power potential? This will prove important this year so concentrate on the question and especially the answers. Aim to activate your imagination towards intuitive reception and intellectual innovation. Survival instincts have their place and time, but not here and now. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Establishing a more reliable rhythm in your daily routine is in the spotlight. Your willing determination to embark upon a learning curve may be driven by necessity at least as much as inspiration. Critical thinking and careful analysis of your strategy is extra important now. Nurture a vision and design approaches that allow you to pour your heart into your work, for a fair return! Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Thinking creatively for the sake of success implies diversity. You are in a foundation building phase which may well require key investments, time and energy. Accept this and work patiently with the process. It may take a little longer than you hope for the real returns to roll in yet if you persevere they will, eventually. Enjoy the creative process and trust. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) A good deal of activity on the home front continues. This stands to be of the more sober type. Knowing your priorities and having a clear sense of direction is ever ideal and may feel essential now. Expect this trend to continue. Be willing to give to situations, perhaps more than before yet differently. Your own health and welfare should be high on the list. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) A steady process of stripping away old layers continues. Yet, already you have cleared the way for some new strategies and creative possibilities. There is a rhyme and reason, a time and season, and this truth reminds us to be willing at least as much as wilful. As you do so and receive intuitive guidance, you can shift into your power drive again.

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January 11, 2012 edition of The Valley Sentinel

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