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First Mennonite Church

530 Kerr Rd RR 3
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E3
(250) 692-3259

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Capital Voices: RCMP commissioner's unforgettable case: 'The murderer sent me a Christmas card' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It was good dope and people were pleased. Everything was fine until Pritchard showed up with one of Myles’s direct dealers and put it all together in his head.“Abe Wall was the direct dealer, from Burns Lake, and Abe’s brother was Bill Wall. And Bill Wall had the misfortune of being social with Pritchard. They would hunt longhorn sheep together, and in fact, if Pritchard was good at anything other than killing people and ripping off drugs, it was hunting.“Bill and Dave were tight, and they went out to visit Abe. Pot came up in conversation and they went out to Myles’s farm to meet Myles, and Dave put it all together.“So one day in 1995, Myles’s brother, who lives on Vancouver Island, died. So Myles had to go to the funeral. Now Myles’s wife, Pirkko Skolos, who was loved by all the people in the community, stayed at home when Myles went off to his brother’s funeral. And when he comes back, his wife is gone. She’s just gone.“There’d been a snowstorm and he sees tracks leading out to the woods where their stash of pot is kept, and tracks coming back to the ATV, and that’s it. So he calls the police.“So Myles gives us the whole story EXCEPT for what was out there. He says ‘I deal pot,’ but he’s not giving up who his sub-dealers were.“I tried to impress upon him, ‘Somebody knew that this pot was here and how it arrived.’ So over the next couple of days he starts to give it up, because he gets the consent of all these people and because I’m persuasive in saying I’m not interested in the pot dealing. So I meet his grower, who had a distinctive way of packaging his dope and putting it in trunks with this meticulous wrapping and bags. There were two trunks at the Skolos farm. One was gone and one was empty, with all the wrapping all thrown around the stash site. But no body and no blood.“So the only path to figure out who did it was through his sub-dealers. And that’s how we get to know Abe Wall. And Abe talked about having been to the farm in the summer with his brother Bill and this crazy guy named Dave.“So I interviewed Dave, an exploratory interview. Meanwhile, my partner interviews this other woman, Kim McCarthy, who we find out is Dave’s girlfriend.“I’m interviewing Dave in what we call a non-custodial interview. I’m being very systematic, because he’s not quite a suspect, but he’s a person of interest. So we start having a little talk, and I realize ‘Oh, I’m into something big here with this guy,’ to the point where I shift gears and I go accusatory, thinking that somehow I’m going to persuade...
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/capital-voices-the-murderer-sent-me-a-christmas-card

The Last Post: The search for the man in the cardboard box - Prince Rupert Northern View

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Story of Earl Corliss Earl Danford Corliss was born in Medina, North Dakota in 1909. In 1920, his parents, along with eight children, immigrated to Canada and ended up at Uncha Lake, Burns Lake district. According to the Canada Voters List, Earl registered in 1949 as a carpenter living in Prince Rupert, and in 1972 he registered as a labourer in Burns Lake. Earl’s brother, Clarence Mitchel lived in the Burns Lake area, and his son George still lives there with his wife Rhoda — now the closest living relatives to Earl. The genealogy club gave me a glimmer of hope — George and Rhoda’s contact details. Before I called George and Rhoda, I reached out to the Last Post Fund to find out if they would actually do something for Earl, should we ever find out where he was buried. Yes, they could. But I had to provide his death certificate. As Earl had passed more than 20 years ago, the bureaucratic hurdles were many but incredibly the death certificate came through the mail a week after my request. Earl was 85 years old when he died in Prince Rupert on Feb. 5, 1995. Concrete evidence made Earl seem more real than the memories I was jotting down on a notepad. I sent the certificate to the Last Post Fund and they opened a file on Earl. Then another piece of the puzzle fell into place, they sent his service details — he was indeed a veteran. From March 31, 1943 until Oct. 24, 1944 he was a private in the Canadian Army. Yet, decades later he ended up living on the streets in Prince Rupert. Many people in the community who called in remembered him as a heavy drinker. But how he fell through the cracks remains hazy. The Last Post needed to know where Earl was buried to arrange his military grave marker. It was time to call his closest relatives in Burns Lake. Earl’s family/st...
http://www.thenorthernview.com/news/402505935.html

Gentle and generous: Mourners remember BC mother and son killed in police standoff - CBC.ca

Friday, August 12, 2016

Two simple wooden coffins arrived at the funeral in a red pick up truck flying an American flag. A prominent union leader and local First Nations men carried the coffins inside a hillside church in Burns Lake, B.C, where several hundred mourners gathered Tuesday to say goodbye to Shirley and Jovan Williams.  They remembered the mother and son who were killed April 21 in an RCMP standoff as gentle, generous people. Jovan was a former U.S. Marine with a shy smile who loved to draw cartoons. Shirley, a southern belle from Memphis, Tennessee, nicknamed "Boots." embraced northern life after marrying a man from the Cheslatta Carrier First Nation. At the funeral, Harvey Williams described his former partner as his best friend. Minnie Peters, left, and her daughter Kris, right came to pay their last respects at the funeral for Shirley and Jovan Williams in Burns Lake. "I just don't understand why it happened." (Betsy Trumpener/CBC News) "When I heard that they both died, that they were killed by police officers, everything went black," Williams told mourners at Immaculata Catholic Church. "Like I was knocked out by a professional boxer. I didn't want to live anymore." A 'nice family' Sh...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/several-hundred-mourners-at-williams-funeral-1.3565509

Body of 19-year-old woman found in B.C. home - Summerland Review

Saturday, March 2, 2019

British Columbia's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the body of a 19-year-old woman was found early Thursday in a home in Richmond, B.C. Police say the death is suspicious and they have identified the dead woman as Aspen Pallot. RELATED: 1 dead after shooting in Chilliwack, homicide investigators deployed The investigation team says shortly after the woman's body was discovered a man was arrested and he remains in police custody. An autopsy will be conducted on the body to determine the cause of death. RELATED: Youth pleads guilty to trafficking after 13-year-old B.C. girl dies of overdose Police say they're investigation is in the early stages, but detectives believe it was not a random act. The investigation team says it's releasing the woman's name to gather information from her friends about her activities leading up to the death. The Canadian Press Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.summerlandreview.com/news/body-of-19-year-old-woman-found-in-b-c-home/

Death Café returns to Okanagan - Vernon Morning Star

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Alison performs seasonal ceremonies at her Ravens View Farm and Retreat Centre in Peachland. She is also past Clerk of Interior British Columbia Quakers and a partner in Oomph! Consulting. Claudette Bouchard is a Sacred Passage Doula and an End of Life Coach. She brings compassion, empathy, respect and dignity to her work with the dying. Her calm presence eases fear and brings spiritual healing to the dying as she connects with their inner divine spark. With over 30 years experience as an International Life Energy Coach, she helps transcend the challenges of planning for death and brings her unwavering support to the dying experience. @VernonNewsnewstips@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/community/death-caf-returns-to-okanagan/

Death Café returns to Okanagan - Summerland Review

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Alison performs seasonal ceremonies at her Ravens View Farm and Retreat Centre in Peachland. She is also past Clerk of Interior British Columbia Quakers and a partner in Oomph! Consulting. Claudette Bouchard is a Sacred Passage Doula and an End of Life Coach. She brings compassion, empathy, respect and dignity to her work with the dying. Her calm presence eases fear and brings spiritual healing to the dying as she connects with their inner divine spark. With over 30 years experience as an International Life Energy Coach, she helps transcend the challenges of planning for death and brings her unwavering support to the dying experience. @VernonNewsnewstips@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.summerlandreview.com/community/death-caf-returns-to-okanagan/