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Prince George Community Foundation vice-president Ray Noonan (left) welcomes 2012 Citizen of the Year nominees Monica Peacock, Bob D’Auray and Kathy Nadalin (nominees Dee and Ron Neukomm are not present) and 2011 Citizen of the Year Darrell Hubbell during Canada Day celebrations Sunday at Fort George Park.

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With federal funding cuts nearly certain, the Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre may have to close its doors in the spring after serving the area since 1996. “We’ve been told this is your last year, and that it’s not written in stone but really hard concrete,” CEO Vince Prince said. However, he added, that will not prevent the organization from applying. Prince explained the federal funding is matched by the province, and those two main sources of money are what makes it possible to keep the AB&CDC afloat. “That is the core of the money coming into our organization. If we lose one (federal) then we lose the other (provincial),”

he said. Finding a continuous stream of funding has been a constant battle for the organization. A three-year funding agreement ensured operations continued smoothly for a time, however that ended in 2010. Since then it’s been back to struggling to find the means to keep the doors open. The organization offers a lot to the community, from financial literacy courses to a variety of workshops to helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. “Why do we matter?” asked Prince, who explained staff at the centre asked themselves the same thing during a recent meeting. “I think part of it is that capacity is growing in the First Nations community. This office is for all of the people who feel slighted by other organization.”

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For many locals, trying to get through the intricate process of seeking support through calling similar offices in other areas is difficult and sets up another road block to success. “We are a very verbal organization. It is tough for our clients to do this over the phone. It’s about explaining the process, and that often makes the difference between yes and no when it comes to getting support,” Prince said. “When you’re messing with people’s dreams you want to get them to yes.” He added for much of the community, the existence of their office doesn’t matter, and for the portion of the Aboriginal community not involved in a business venture they don’t matter. However for the dozens who are helped, it does matter. The millions of dollars that are infused

back into the local economy also matters, he said. Nevertheless, this spring it looked like the centre would have to close its doors. Then funding came in later in the year, meaning they could remain viable one more year. “So we have this little bit of grace time. We know it is what it is and nothing lasts forever. Federal cuts have hit a lot of places,” he said, adding many cuts have affected First Nations programming. “This is driving Aboriginal communities deeper into poverty,” Prince pointed out. However, even though things look grim, Prince isn’t ready to give up. He will continue to seek funding, aggressively looking for any route that will mean the AB&CDC can keep its doors open.

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located two gunshot holes in a residence and a shotgun lying in the street. None of the occupants of the residence were injured. Checks of the area were negative. The Prince George RCMP’s Police Dog Service and Forensic Identification Section attended the scene to assist. The Prince George RCMP does not believe this was a random act or that

members of the public are in danger. Persons in the residence are known to police. If you have any information about this serious criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)5613300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-ATip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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of Prince George Council Procedures Bylaw No. 8388, 2011 to have the Corporate Officer make an electronic agenda available by Wednesday (rather than Thursday) evening preceding the next Monday regular meeting, whenever practicable, and to have the City Manager’s Office forward a copy of correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council to Council members by email, rather than by delivery to members’ mailboxes in City Hall. Walter Babicz Corporate Officer City Of Prince George Public Notice pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Prince George intends to license a portion of 1074 6th Avenue, Prince George, BC to the Prince George Farmers’ Market Association for a term of 8 months 23 days at a rate of $1.00 and immediately thereafter lease for a term of 5 years at a rent of $12,690.00 per year. Ian Wells, A/Director, Planning and Development

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why the study ends with 2010.” He says the amount of data available and having to figure out how to work If it seems the flows of the Fraser with it was a difficult task. “It took longer than we expected. River are running in a stranger pattern We did our own quality control on the than in previous years, you’re right. A report in the journal Environmental numbers, and there were a lot of numResearch Letters shows there has been bers to go through. “I think it was worth the investment an increase in extreme fluctuations in the river system. Lead author Stephen of time that was put in. It’s already Déry, an environmental science and attracting a lot of attention.” Basically, the study says the flucengineering professor at UNBC, said tuations between high streama release the river could be flows and low ones are coming compared to a human body. more frequently than in the “If rivers are the veins of past. Canada,” he said, “we’re “What we used to consider having some pretty dramatic once-every-100 years floodblood-pressure fluctuations.” ing,” Déry said in the release, The study looked at “may now be happening more streamflow data from 1911 We seem frequently, perhaps once every to 201 from about 140 sites to be going across the Fraser River Basin. from extreme 10 years or so,” Climate change, he says, In an interview with the Free to extreme obviously plays a major role Press, Déry said the time much more in the variability, and also span covered created some quickly.” impacts a some of the other problems. - Stephen factors they looked at. “Obviously, the methods Déry “The recession of glaciers of measuring streamflows is obviously tied to climate has changed. It was done by change, and so, to some guesswork and now we have very precise instruments for measur- extent, is the mountain pine beetle outbreak,.” ing it.” That outbreak has left millions of But, he said, he and his research team hectares of dead trees, which no longer didn’t consider that a major hurdle. “Even the historical data, no matter retain water flowing down from high how it was collected, has some bearing elevations. “We seem to be going from extreme and some meaning. People knew what to extreme much more quickly,” he they were looking at for streamflow.” Déry said the research took almost said. The report has implications for not two years to complete, with the team working with data released by the just people interested in the data itself, but could be used by other groups. Water Survey of Canada. “People with an interest in soil ero“They are the ones who assemble Ph o to co ur te s a y o f UNBC the data, run quality control on it, sion on the river, or salmon populaUNBC professor Stephen Déry is the lead author of a recent report on the increased and then release it. It takes about 18 tions, could be interested in these variability of streamflows in the Fraser River over about 100 years. findings.” months for them to release it, which is

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The Prince George Royal Canadian Legion will be shrinking, but not disappearing. The building was recently purchased by a local investment company, and the Legion is being allowed to remain there rent-free while it looks for other accommodations. Frensen Engineering regional manager Ray Westerlaken says the sale was just the first step. “Phase 1 is selling and getting the local Legion out of debt. They are looking at moving to a smaller facility, but they need

to increase their revenue to make the move.” Vern Norbraten, a local independent businessman with a strong interest in the Legion, says the Legion had to finally admit one fact. “The existing facility is too big for them. Summer is a dead time for them, because there are very few events being held there, but the bills still have to be paid. They have very little cash flow for two to four months at this time of year.” Westerlaken agreed the Legion needed to find ways to increase its revenue to survive. “They need to have a certain level of finances to allow them to do the work they

do, both locally and as part of the national body. One thing is to aim for smaller operating costs, which would mean a smaller facility.” A problem the local Legion has run into is that much of the traditional revenue it collects cannot be used for operational costs, due to command regulations. Poppy donations, for instance, and gaming revenues are channelled towards charitable causes. “I think everybody has forgotten what the Legion is about,” Norbraten says. “They do so much work in the community, and we’re committed to working with them to get them back out there, doing that work.” With an 18,000-square-foot facility close

to downtown, he says there are any number of groups which could use the facility for meetings, training seminars and other event, and with the catering facilities available, other events such as sports meets could also be held. Norbraten knows the problems the Prince George Legion are facing are not unique. “There are a lot of other Legions across the country in the same situation. If we can get a business model in place for Prince George, it may be one they can use in other Legions as well. We need to bring the Legion back across Canada. “It’s an honour and a privilege to help them.”

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million litres of water, so a large amount can be contaminated by a small amount of oil,” she said. Oil leaching through landfills can lead to it getting into the ground water, making it important to dispose of oil as well as antifreeze in the proper way. “It’s very easy for the public to recycle its oil,” Omelanie said. “We find people know it can be recycled, but people may not know how they can return it, or just haven’t found out where they can return it. Part of our job is to make it very easy for the public to do that.” There are 520 return facilities across the province. Twenty of

them are in the city. To find the one nearest your home visit www.usedoilrecyling com. Besides visiting each facility in the province, Omelaniec and Louie volunteer for community events and make presentations before local government officials, the most recent of which was before the regional district. “We had an awesome meeting with the regional district. We get a lot of suggestions and feedback that way, and then work to improve the program and increase public awareness.” If you want to check out their travel blog, go to www.bcusedoil. com.

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CN plans to construct five extended sidings on its B.C. North Line in 2012 as part of a multiyear capital program to expand freight train capacity to handle growing freight volumes along its important Edmonton, Alta.-Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor. In 2011, more than half a million carloads/intermodal units moved over CN’s B.C. north corridor. By 2015, CN traffic on this line could nearly double. CN has extended or

constructed 21 sidings to handle 12,000-foot trains between Edmonton and Prince Rupert since 2004. This is in addition to new signaling and train control, several tunnel and bridge clearances, yard expansions at Smithers and Terrace, and the installation of a longer siding at Swan Landing, Alta. CN’s investments since 2004 in capacity expansion along the Edmonton-Prince Rupert corridor will total more than

$150 million by the end of this year, with further extended sidings expected to be built in future years. “CN’s sizable investments in rail infrastructure in northern B.C. and western Alberta are helping us accommodate growing import-export traffic moving between the Port of Prince Rupert, the B.C. interior and major centres across CN’s network in Canada and the United States,” Keith Creel, CN executive vice-president

efficient trains equipped with distributed power technology.” Distributed power permits remote control of a locomotive or locomotives throughout a train from the lead control locomotive. DP provides faster, smoother train starts, improved braking and lower pulling forces at the head-end of a train, and improved safety. With more optimum matching of motive power to train weight, DP locomotives allow CN to reduce fuel

and chief operating officer, said in a press release. “The investments will also help us better move rising export coal volumes from existing and new mines in the region to Ridley Terminals at Prince Rupert, whose handling capacity is expected to double by the end of 2014 to 24 million tonnes. ‘The longer sidings increase the fluidity of operations in this major CN freight corridor and allow us to haul increased volumes in safer, more

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Where Return-It comes in: Encorp Pacific (Canada) runs the Return-It Electronics™ program. They have been contracted by EPRA to manage the electronics stewardship program. How electronics are recycled: Electronics collected in BC for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. These items are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products such as batteries and mercury lamps, which require special processing to recover materials, are removed. The

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In Provincial Court in found guilty of failing Prince George on May to comply with a condition of an undertaking 2: Joshua C. Akerley or recognizance and was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with operating Free Press a probation a motor order and vehicle sentenced with a to 30 days in bloodjail. alcohol Shannon reading over .08, fined $1,000, M. John was found assessed a victim sur- guilty of resisting a charge of $150 and peace officer and failprohibited from driv- ing to comply with a condition of an undering for one year. Edward J. Desjarlais taking and sentenced was found guilty of to four days in jail. Tanner Miller was being unlawfully in a dwelling-house, sen- found guilty of mistenced to 60 days in chief, placed on probajail to be served inter- tion for six months and mittently and placed ordered to make restion probation for one tution of $300. Miller year. Desjarlais was was also found guilty also found guilty of of uttering threats and assault and sentenced placed on probation to time served of two for six months. Charles M. Williams days in jail. Roy S. Isaac was was found guilty of found guilty of assault failing to comply with and resisting a peace a probation order, senofficer, sentenced to 90 tenced to one day in days in jail and placed jail and placed on proon probation for 12 bation for 12 months. In Provincial Court in months. Isaac was also found guilty of mis- Prince George on May 3: Joseph S. Patrick chief, sentenced to 85 days in jail and placed was found guilty of on probation for 12 failing to comply with months. Isaac was also a probation order and

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and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 7: Skyler D. Brennan was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Jason E. French was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, sentenced to 50 days in jail, placed on probation for 18 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. French was also found guilty

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of break and enter, sentenced to 50 days in jail, placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to make restitution of $400. French was also found guilty of resisting a peace officer and four counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Sabina H. Haskell was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to six days in jail and placed on probation for one year.

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et’s get this straight. The Liberal government, under Gordon Campbell, introduced the carbon tax. (If you didn’t gas up before July 1, you should have as the tax has continuously increased the price of fuel at the

pump.) Okay, we’ve established that the Liberals introduced the tax. That’s why a press release from Environment Minister Terry Lake seems just a little incredulous and shows how incredibly twisted logic can become when politicking. “The NDP has shown once again that they don’t understand British Columbia’s competitive economy, and that their policies will kill jobs in the province,” reads the first line of the press release. Okay, that’s a standard issue line that all Liberal cabinet ministers are indoctrinated to repeat 1,000 times every week. (“Good morning, dear, what would you like for breakfast?” “The NDP has shown once again that they don’t understand British Columbia’s competitive economy, and that their policies will kill jobs in the province.” You get the picture.) Lake, however, was responding to a comment NDP environment critic Rob Fleming made about the carbon tax. Fleming said the Liberals should “fix” the tax by using it to fund transportation projects. “Raising taxes on business will only kill jobs in B.C.,” Fleming said, seemingly oblivious to the fact the Liberals have just increased the carbon tax. And that’s just the start. Here’s where it really gets convoluted. According to Lake, “the carbon tax has returned $500 million more to taxpayers than it has raised in revenue.” Have you seen any of that money? Lake added that “the carbon tax is revenue-neutral: Every dollar generated is returned to British Columbians through reductions in other taxes.” Huh? Firstly, every time a politician tells you something is revenueneutral what they’re really saying is that it doesn’t cost government anything, which is still a misnomer … everything costs something. And, more importantly, it still costs you. But Lake’s figures just don’t make sense. He says the carbon tax has returned $500 million more to taxpayers than it has generated in revenue. That’s an ambiguous statement. It seems to suggest that the Liberals have returned $500 million more to British Columbians, through lower taxes, than has been generated by the carbon tax, which means they had to take that $500 million from somewhere else in the budget. Revenue-neutral? Hmmm? In addition, Lake says more has been returned than it has generated in revenue, indicating that there is revenue somewhere. Once again, revenue-neutral? Hmmm. Quite simply, the carbon tax is a farce. If all the money collected is returned to British Columbians, what’s the point? It’s like telling your child that because they’ve been bad you’re they’re not getting their $20 allowance this week, but then buying them $20 worth of treats. It’s senseless. The idea of a carbon tax is to reduce our penchant for driving our gas-guzzlers. Seen any gas stations go out of business lately? We’re not driving less, despite the tax. So, let’s recap. NDP taxes bad because they kill jobs. Liberal taxes good because they tax us only to give it all back in tax breaks, which, in turn, creates jobs, reduces our carbon footprint, and save kittens stranded in trees.

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to those early homesteaders. Today, Salt Spring The Gulf Islands of British Columbia are worth Island is known for its lamb and artistic comthe time to visit and enjoy. munity. One wag suggested there was at least The ideal travel mode is by private boat. That one sheep for every person on the island. Not is an option not available to everyone. If you are true, but it is estimated that there is a population traveling by car, motorcycle or bicycle, many of of about 7,000 sheep and a human population of the islands can be accessed by ferry. 10,000. That is a lot of lamb chops on the hoof. British Columbia Ferries provides service to During the ‘60s and ‘70s there was a fair influx many of the islands. Check with BC Ferries webof young Americans from the south. site for details of routes and schedMany were looking for a different ules. lifestyle and they found it on this The one must-visit island is Salt island. Their perspective accounts for Spring Island. The largest of the much of the relaxed attitude one find Southern Gulf Islands, it is the easiest there. to access. It has the greatest diversity Onside The island has become home to and accommodations. To sample the VICTORBOWMAN many musician and artists. They great variety of cultures and activibring a creative dimension to life on ties, you will need several days. There are standard accommodations available and many the island that is very enjoyable. Ganges is the commercial centre for the island. bed and breakfast accommodations throughout Lots of interesting shopping can be done here. the island. The advantage of staying at a B & B is If you can, try to take in the Saturday morning your host can give you a lot of guidance on what Farmers Market, it is one of the best. to see and how to get there. While Ganges is the centre, there are restauSalt Spring Island has an interesting history. rants and local in season eggs, meats and vegFirst settlers began arriving in the mid to late eighteen fifties. Many of the first settlers were for- etables available at a number of farms. Visit the mer Afro-American slaves who tracked to Califor- wineries for a taste of the wine produced from nia first and then headed north, ending up on Salt locally grown grapes. There are a number of maps available to show you where they are located. It is Spring Island. They were joined by many other not difficult or time consuming to get around the immigrants to North America and Canadians island. from the eastern part of the country. If you like wonderful views, a trip up Mount Immigrants were attracted by opportunity to Maxwell is worth the time. The road becomes a homestead. Once they had made the necessary narrow dirt road before you reach the summit, so improvements, they were able to purchase the it is unsuitable for larger vehicles such as motor land at a dollar per acre. Sounds like a heck of a homes. deal in terms of today, but it was a struggle back Stress free and relaxed is the feeling visitors get then and represented a grate deal of money. when visiting Salt Spring Island. It is worth the Agriculture along with fishing and logging time and effort. brought opportunity and a fairly good living Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email: circulation@pgfreepress.com.............250-564-0504

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Take future of forests seriously now

Editor: Re: Province needs to plant, Free Press, June 27. In the Free Press, Bill Phillips writes, under the heading “Province needs to plant,” concerning the need for tending our beetle devastated forests. Now we are told two million hectares of beetlekilled forest is in need of being planted and that industry will be planting about half a million. We are told that since 2005, 50,000 hectares of this have already been planted, but if the government has only planted 50,000 hectares in seven years, when will they have the other 200,000 hectares planted? What about the other 1.25 million hectares without even any plan for treatment? So Al Gorley is right that if this issue is not dealt with, there won’t be any trees for our children and grandchildren to harvest. At the privately organized two-day convention held in Prince George about four years ago to deal with the pine beetle issue, a recommendation was made that the government should make funds available to log this wood and store it in lakes where it would keep. Of course the Liberals under Gordon Campbell paid no attention to this. Instead, they allowed the mills to continue to cut spruce (green) for a large part of their production. Then when the U.S. housing market collapsed in 2008, tens of millions of dollars worth of logging equipment was sold at bargain prices at Ritchie Bros., much of it going

out of province while logger sought work in the oil fields. But much could still be done to secure timber for

the future. We could fertilize stands to speed up growth. We could direct mills to cut two-by-fours out of dead pine instead

of spruce, and the government could speed up the program of clearing stands of small, dead pine and plant these areas.

But we must start taking the growing of trees in our forests seriously and return a proper portion of the billions of dollars that

governments take in taxes from the forest industries, to the tending of forests. Svend Serup Prince George

RUGBY, STAMPEDE-STYLE Players battle for possession during a match between the Prince George Simon Fraser University (PGSFU) team and the Williams Lake Rustlers at the Stampede Rugby Tournament in Williams Lake on the weekend. The Rustlers won the game, the consolation final of the event, 30-25 in overtime. G re g SA BATINO/ Bla ck Pre s s

Fireworks a worthwhile investment for city Editor: There are 80,000+ people in Prince George. No fireworks three years running. Another city with 40,000 people in B.C. spent $100,000 on a fireworks show this year. What is wrong with this picture? Where is the sense of community? The park looked more like an income generator than a festival for the people on our great nation’s birthday. We, as citizens, should be ashamed of our city and sense of community. Will no one ever stand up? The low-income people of this city may have been able to go to the park but some wouldn’t have been

able to afford a cotton candy for their child and definitely not $7.50 per kid to play in a bubble house. A lot of low-income families go to the celebration specifically for the free fireworks. What are we doing for these kids, low-income families, or our community in general? Fireworks are a great time to spend with your family and relax, take pictures of families laying around on blankets in the cool air with the sounds of oohs and aahs by the children and families around you. We understand the PGX puts on its own celebration and it’s that organization’s 100th anniversary

this year. The people of Prince George and the PGX were able to find their funding for the fireworks show. Sounds so very bad for our community and Canada Day. We understand the city is broke and councillors say they can barely afford to fix the roads. But are they fixed or patched up again with unsatisfactory patching jobs and materials for the roads, which wastes our money because often after a week the patchwork comes out of the holes? The city can complain all they want that they’re broke, but maybe then they shouldn’t be wasting our money buying up properties and revitalizing areas of the city we

don’t even see and if we do see it, is it making a difference in our city? If so, why are there so many complaints about the city? We, as citizens, should start a fundraising campaign. With a little help from all citizens and businesses in Prince George we can turn this horrible trend around and not be one of the only cities in the world to not honour Canada Day with fireworks. If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding fireworks for Canada Day, we would like to help turn this city from bust to a bang. Sal, Haley, Ephrem Valentino Prince George

Putting the focus back on the students

I would like to thank and congratulate B.C. teachers for their decision to accept the mediated settlement presented to them last week by their executive. The agreement with the Province last week came after a very long and challenging mediation process led by Dr. Charles Jago. Education is core to a strong economy and PATBELL great teachers are central to a great education system. All of us have special memories of a teacher who made a strong impression on us as a child, and with this in mind I believe a mediated settlement is in the best interest of everyone.

The agreement reached between the BCPSEA and the BCTF provides balance and reflects the challenging economic times that we are facing. Teachers deserve a great deal of recognition for agreeing to a fair deal that falls within the net zero as our government MLA mandate, remains committed Report ing the budget. to balancThe agreement runs until June 30, 2013 and includes improved language to manage leave provisions. It also includes a letter of understanding on a process to further negotiate changes to professional development, teacher evalu-

ation and staffing procedures. The parties also reached an agreement to improve and standardize teacher benefit plans. This will improve benefits for teachers and generate significant administrative efficiencies which can be invested back into classrooms – just another way the negotiations have been able to benefit everyone involved. Earlier this year we added a $195 million Learning Improvement Fund to hire additional teachers, education assistants and support professional development and training for teachers. The use of these funds will be guided by input from all stakeholders including teachers and my

hope is that this will allow an opportunity to enter a new relationship with the teachers and the BCTF. One initiative that I am particularly proud of is our all day kindergarten program. Starting in 2010, the Ministry of Education began phasing in universal access over two years and now full day kindergarten is available for all five-year-olds in the province. Our teachers have a passion for teaching and are committed to providing the best possible education for our kids. We can all look forward to September knowing that our dedicated teachers will be in the classrooms, and the focus will be back on the children.

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For TSN personalities Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, humour is a regular part of their highlight pack. Sports viewers across Canada have come to expect those prepared comedic skits every time they watch the weekday evening edition of SportsCentre. But it isn’t all practice, as spontaneous comments result in some of the pair’s finest seconds on air. “The same things make us laugh so that’s one of the keys and the other thing is we both try not to lose it on the show,” O’Toole says. “When one of us does lose it, that’s what makes it our favourite moments, at least mine because I can’t control myself because I’m laughing too much.” O’Toole says that sometimes they don’t even discuss the highlights until they run them on SportsCentre. He compares those interactions with what viewers would talk about at the same time. “We have conversations that you’d have with your buddies, on the couch, having a beer, watching the show. But we’re sitting at a desk having that conversation, minus the beer.” Onrait and O’Toole take a goofy, slapstick brand of humour into their programs. The style has made them successful, but also targets for a small pool of people who find their comedy crude and offensive. Criticism comes with the territory of being a celebrity. “You can get your highlights on the Internet now, there are a million places you can get your sports information,” Onrait says. “It’s not like we’re leaving you high and dry, you can go elsewhere.” But the duo has grown on people. Onrait has heard of supporters of their program who didn’t enjoy it at first. “Maybe in a lot of people’s cases, it’s just a matter of getting used to our silliness.”

PRINCE GEORGE VISIT The two sportscasters will be in Prince George as special guests of the third annual Y Champions Hockey Weekend on Sept. 7 and 8. Dave Bidini will also attend the Family YMCA of Prince George event. Bidini is a hockey fan, hockey player and awardwinning writer and filmmaker. In addition to the hockey tournament, the weekend includes a keynote banquet, the Canadian Tire Hockey School and Bidini Band concert at Shooters Pub downtown. Bidini will emcee the banquet, with comedic entertainment provided by Onrait and O’Toole. “I think I get to coach one of the

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TSN SportsCentre hosts Jay Onrait, left, and Dan O’Toole will be guests for the third annual Y Champions Hockey Weekend on Sept. 7 and 8. teams,” O’Toole says. “Just so you know, if you get me as a coach, I’m all offence, no defence. I only want one defenceman back. You saw the style of play in the Stanley Cup final. I want the opposite of that.” Dedicated to building healthy individuals and families, the YMCA is rooted in more than 1,000 communities across the country. For O’Toole, partnering with the Y means working with an organization he’s supported since he was a child. He can recall exercising at the old YMCA in his hometown of Peterborough, Ont. “I still remember the smell of the gym at the Y,” he says. “It smelt like history and if you have ever seen my basketball skills, wow, you would be in for a treat if you saw that.” Banquet, concert ticket sales, and hockey registration opened June 25 at the YMCA on Massey Drive. More information on the Y Champions Weekend, presented by JC Hoover Holdings, is online at www.pgymca.com.

CAREER With TSN for about 10 years, Onrait and O’Toole have worked together full-

time for the past six years. Although they took different career paths, each route involved broadcasting gigs in Western Canada. A native of Athabasca, Alta., Onrait spent time in Saskatoon as the sports director of a TV station and hosted Big Breakfast on A-Channel. O’Toole lived in Vancouver for three years, with jobs as a radio traffic reporter and helping launch CityTV. He also spent time in Alberta, working in radio in Fort McMurray and at CTV Edmonton. Onrait’s experience includes working alongside Beverly Thomson as co-host of Olympic Morning during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He’s also going to host SportsCentre from London, England during the upcoming Olympic Summer Games. Onrait holds a bachelor’s degree in radio and television from Ryerson University in Toronto, while O’Toole carries a broadcasting diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa. They agree that cutting your teeth in a smaller market is important in gaining the experience necessary to succeed in broadcast journalism. O’Toole says the map he once held

didn’t even have Fort McMurray on it, instead just an arrow pointing in the direction of the northern Alberta city. He took the job because he knew he had to gain more experience. “You’ve got to learn how to do every single job at the station and the bosses at our work, at SportsNet and the Score, they all make sure that you put in your time,” he says. “I always compare it to being an airline pilot, you’ve got to fly the Cessna before you can fly the 747 and that’s what they look for.” Onrait says writers at TSN have approached them about getting opportunities on air. “But a lot of them aren’t willing to make the move out of Toronto or Vancouver, or whatever big city they’ve grown up in and go to the smaller towns and get that experience,” he says. “It just seems like if you’re willing to be mobile, you have a 90 per cent better chance of eventually succeeding in your goal of being on air and the other thing is, it’s fun. It’s not a bad thing. I loved my time starting out, so I wouldn’t trade it for anything, so I think it’s great and I think it’s a fun country to work in too.”

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BX Pub Bandits player Tyler Halliday breaks in on a scoring chance against the Mackenzie LumberJax during Wednesday evening’s Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association playoff game at the Coliseum. The Bandits outscored the LumberJax 19-7 to sweep the best-of-five semifinal series three games to zero.

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The BX Pub Bandits and College Heights Pub Assault will battle for lacrosse supremacy in the city. Coming off sweeps in their respective best-offive semifinal series, the rivals will meet in the Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association best-of-seven championship series starting Monday. The second and third games are Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Game 4 is scheduled for July 16. The fifth and sixth games, if necessary, will unfold on July 18 and 19. If the series requires a seventh and deciding game, the contest will be held on July 23. Each game will take place at the Coliseum with an 8 p.m. start time. In the latest PGSLA playoff game, the Bandits outscored the Mackenzie LumberJax 19-7 in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday evening. The winning team was a little slow to start, but exploded offensively in the second half of the first period, carrying an 8-1 lead into the middle frame. Six goals in the second and five in the third rounded out their

scoring. The top scorer in the game, Damon Calfa led the Bandits with six goals and eight assists for 14 points. Ryan Waddington had a 10-point game with five goals and five helpers. Other BX Pub players with multiple point games were: Cole Paciejewski - four goals and five assists; Tyler Halliday - four goals and four assists; Grant Stubley four assists; and Todd

Hansen - three assists. Trent Poulin led Mackenzie with four goals and one assist. Michael Mark-Foreman had four helpers, Alex Roberts scored twice and Jared Peet had two helpers for the visitors. Patrick Hughson also collected a goal for Mackenzie. Calfa leads the PGSLA individual playoff scoring race with 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points. He’s seven

points ahead of the second highest scorer, Dave Jenkins of the Assault (11 goals and 16 assists). The completion of the championship series will mark the end of the box lacrosse season in Prince George. Ice at the Coliseum will be put in by the end of the month, with the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey School scheduled to begin on Aug. 6.

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Michael Garteig turns aside a shot during a ball hockey scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Coliseum. The 20-year-old goalie has joined Mr. Jake’s for the upcoming ball hockey provincials, scheduled for July 20 to 22 in Greater Vancouver.

Between the pipes on the ice, Michael Garteig is one of the top junior A graduates in the country. The 20-year-old Prince George product was in net for the Penticton Vees when they captured the RBC Royal Bank Cup title in May in Humboldt, Sask. Despite battling a high ankle sprain that kept him out of the Vees ineup in March and April, he led all B.C. Hockey League goalies in wins (41), goals against average (1.93), save percentage (.927) and shutouts (five) in the 2011-12 regular season. He won the BCHL Goaltender Award for the second consecutive year, having also accepted the honour in 2011 as a member of the Powell River Kings. Garteig hasn’t had the same level of success on the floor, but the ball version of hockey is a

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different game. It’s a sport he’s not as dedicated to, having just joined the Mr. Jake’s team prior to the 2011 B.C. Ball Hockey Association provincial championships last summer. “I definitely like ice hockey better, that’s for sure. (Ball hockey) is a challenge, it’s hard. I find it way different and the balls, there’s curves to the shots, it’s harder to read,” Garteig said prior to a practice on Tuesday evening at the Coliseum. “I guess it’s good for your reaction time. I guess the main reason I do it is to stay in shape and stay sharp.” In last year’s provincial event, Mr. Jake’s fell short of the provincial title. Having seen the competition at the B.C. championships, Garteig hopes he and his teammates bring home a better result this year. The activity’s similarity to ice hockey has helped attract some of the top junior players to provincials. “We played Victoria last year and they had the leading scorer of the BCHL (Mike Hammond) on their team, so he was pretty unreal,” Garteig said. The Mr. Jake’s lineup includes former Cariboo Cougars, with Jordan Duncan, Justin Duncan and Stewart Lambert also playing on the team. Lambert, 22, skated with the Prince George Spruce Kings during the 2009-10 BCHL season. “We always played street hockey growing up all together, all of us,” Lambert said. “It’s just fun, and then the same group of guys that we played street hockey with when we were younger started to come out to this. Every year we’re trying to get more and more, so that’s what kind of brings me back is we’re trying to get more of our friends to come.” Once August arrives, Garteig’s focus will switch to the ice. The netminder has a long-term goal of playing professional hockey, and hopes a successful rookie NCAA Division 1 season leads him there. Later this summer, he’ll start taking courses at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where he’ll be suit up for the Bobcats’ men’s hockey team. “Apparently it’s supposed to be the best team that they’ve ever had, by the looks of it and by the sounds of it,” Garteig said. “The head coach (Rand Pecknold) just signed a big extension, so he’s there for a while and he’s a really good coach.” The 2012 provincial ball hockey tournament is scheduled for July 20 to 22 in Greater Vancouver. Mr. Jake’s is one of 20 teams entering the event. For more information, visit www.bcbha.com.

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SOCCER The Prince George Youth Soccer Association is being well represented at B.C. Soccer Association Youth Provincial B Cup tournaments this weekend. In the boys’ championships in Aldergrove, the Prince George Kodiaks have entries in the U18, U17 and U14 divisions. At the girls’ championships in Kelowna, the Prince George Kodiaks are competing in the 15 division. There’s also one PGYSA team in this weekend’s A Cup championships in Kamloops. The Kodiaks are playing in the U16 girls division in

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Dan Gallo, right, won gold in the 165-pound right and left arm divisions, while Brian Gabriel captured bronze in the 242-pound left arm class at arm wrestling nationals in Vancouver on the weekend. that event. The A and B Cup championships began Thursday and run through Sunday. Updates on the tournaments are available through the BCSA website at www.bcsoccer.net. Links to websites for the tournaments in Aldergrove and Kelowna are provided.

JUDO Prince George judokas are competing in the 2012 Judo Canada national championships, a tournament which began Thursday and runs through Sunday. With seven participants, the Hart had the highest number of athletes who were set to enter nationals among the three local

clubs. The individuals who were scheduled to participate for the Hart were: Grace Northrop (U15 girls’ minus-48 kg), Byron Laass (U15 boys’ minus-42 kg), Melissa Nelson (U17 girls’ minus-52 kg), Lavanna Laass (U17 girls’ minus-57 kg), Chris Grilz (U17 boys’ minus-60 kg), Nathanial Hirvi (U17 boys’ minus-60 kg) and Brendan Bellavance (U17 boys’ minus-81 kg). Four members of the Prince George Judo Club qualified: Taylor Schaus (U15 boys’ minus-34 kg), Kyle Wiilkinson (U15 boys’ minus-50 kg), Kristen Yawney (U17 girls’ minus-70 kg) and Quinn Clemas (U20 men’s minus-81 kg).

Slooyer brothers Brandon (U17 boys’ minus-73 kg) and Connor (U15 boys’ minus-46 kg) are also competing at nationals. Another member of the Hart club, Juliana Bergstrom (U15 girls’ minus-57 kg) qualified, but decided not to compete in Toronto.

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Dan Gallo is now a four-time national arm wrestling champion. At the 2012 CAWF (Canadian Arm Wrestling Federation) Canadian National Arm Wrestling Championships in Vancouver on the weekend, Gallo topped the field of competitors in the 165-pound right and left arm divisions. “My hands didn’t feel as strong as they should’ve, due to, I think, the massive weight cut,” Gallo said. Although he didn’t feel as strong, Gallo said he was never seriously challenged in either weight class. He defeated Damien Luxon of Vancouver in the left arm final, and Alberta provincial team member Kelly Leitch in the right arm championship match. The results qualify Gallo for the 2012 World Arm Wrestling Championships, taking place in Brazil from Sept. 10 to 18. He’s also met the requirements to compete in the next Arnold Fitness Expo from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. While he’s qualified for Worlds, Gallo is leaning towards not making the trip due to expenses, noting that flights alone would set him back about $2,000. Instead, he’s looking at entering the Arnold Fitness Expo, an event he has yet to enter despite qualifying for it in the past. The 2013 national championships will unfold in Timmins, Ont.

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gets more than a 600 per cent raise in hockey live up to the contract? In this case, Gillis is banking his reputation on it. After the failures of Ballard and Booth, it’s just about time for Garrison to silence the critics by stepping up to the plate and not go down swinging. From the Quote Rack: SF 49ers star rookie Aldon Smith apparently sustained minor injuries when he was stabbed at a party near San Jose. This comes five months after a DUI in Florida. What’s Smith trying to do? Get traded to the Bengals? Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California (www. leftcoastsportsbabe.com)

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The Prince George Idol 2012 semi finals will be held Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 at Artspace, above Books and Company, 1685 Third Ave. Presented by Dawn Boudreau Music, the talented-packed event will feature 16 local contestants on stage doing their best to capture a spot in the finals. For more information visit www. dawnboudreau.com.

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Huble Homestead’s Kids’ Carnival is on Sunday, July 15. Mask show, create your own beautiful mask to take home. Face painting, story telling, crafts. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit hublehomestead.ca for more information.

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Two Rivers Gallery is hosting its 2012 Creativity Camps – seven weeks packed with exciting adventures. Open for children aged six to 12 with a new week for children aged nine to 13. The themes of the camps range from exploring different worlds to sculptures and explosion of crafts. Guest artists. For more information visit www.tworiversgallery.ca or phone 250-614-7800.

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There is perhaps nothing quite so tranquil – and beautiful – as a water garden. Creating a pond feature is like painting a picture. Just as artists work in different mediums, so too do water garden enthusiasts. “When they plan their ponds, no two people have the same vision about what they want it to look like, or what plants, rocks and fish they will use,” says Prince George Koi and Water Garden Club member Shirley Heitman. Do you have to start small? “What we say to people asking us for advice when they put in their first backyard pond is ‘go as big as you want.’ The vegetation and rockery is the most important part because you need that to keep the water clean. Most of us (in the club) have creeks with rocks and vegetation in them.” The “live art” display often includes fish, says Heitman who tends to her own superb water garden on the Hart. “Koi and goldfish are ideal for water gardens,” she says. “Most people I know bring in their koi fish for the winter – unless their ponds are very deep – but goldfish can stay outside, they are pretty tough critters.” Pond liners are prefera-

ble to moulded fibreglass, she says. “In our climate, the ground heaves in winter, so most of us have found it’s better to go with 45 ml. rubber liners that come in all kinds of sizes.” Club members meet monthly and compare notes on ways to improve their existing water gardens or put in new ones. (Warning: water gardens are highly addictive.) Presently there are 22 members. On July 15, the group hosts its 13th pond bus tour – the last one was three years ago – where people can visit and find inspiration from seven different water gardens in both rural and city settings. Sue Kuharski discovered her passion for ponds seven years ago, after going on the Prince George pond tour. “After going on our first pond tour, we joined the club and got lots of ideas. The next year, we put in our own pond the next year. We love our pond. It’s just so peaceful.” The 13th Prince George Koi and Water Garden Club pond tour is on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants meet at Pine Centre Mall. The first bus leaves at 10 a.m. with a second bus leaving soon afterwards. Tickets for the tour are Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s $25 each, two for $45 Gary Clarke feeds koi fish in his water garden Wednesday. The backyard available at Art Knapp’s pond is home to about 20 koi fish of different varieties. and Northern Hardware.

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Young writers can camp at UNBC UNBC will play host to budding writers this summer at the third annual Raise-a-Reader Youth Writing Camp July 26-29.

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Raise-a-Reader has partnered with UNBC Creative Writing professor Robert Budde to create a unique and stimulating environment at the university for motivated youth to explore and develop their creative, storytelling, artistic, and expressive abilities. Over four days, approximately 30 high school students (aged 16-18) from throughout northern B.C. will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting writing-related workshops and activities facilitated by UNBC professors and visiting authors. There will be chances to send the imagination outside with a nature-writing hike, and space to get creative with a spoken-word and poetry session. A songwriting class will help students craft lyrics, and lessons such as the art of writing graphic novels, as well as creating visual text on can-

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Smiling for the camera, Kathy Vollin thinks about it for only a second. “Should I cover my head?” she asks the Free Press photographer. Then without waiting for an answer, she says, “No. It is what it is.” What it is – or was – is breast cancer. That is behind her now. Last weekend, Vollin, 49, had good reason to be happy. Tufts of light-coloured hair are just starting to grow back on her scalp after her final round of chemotherapy. On Sunday, while manning the Bras for Cancer table at the public market on North Nechako Road, she was busy celebrating not only Canada’s 145th birthday, but her own Teresa MA LLA M / Fre e Pre s s birthdays yet to come. Kathy Vollin with a few of more than 300 bras collected in the Prince George Bras “I’m feeling pretty good and for Cancer bin. I’m happy that I won’t have to give myself needles anymore,” Louise who had owned a lingeSharing Vollin’s difficult Vollin said Monday. “It’s been rie business.” journey, her partner of 27 years, quite a journey, what I call a While she is now actively Larry, stayed with her during ‘real fast trip’ – from my docinvolved in Bras for Cancer, her whole breast cancer ordeal tor’s office to biopsy to diagnoVollin described her experience including waiting anxiously for sis to treatment.” with cancer in online journal biopsy results, diagnosis, operaVollin was told she had breast entries that she hoped could tion and chemotherapy. cancer in January. She first inspire others facing similar “Larry was very supportive. discovered her own lump last challenges. He was my cancer coach. He’s November during a routine HOW TO PLAY: A March 30 entry shows her retired so he was able to spend self breast exam, something she typical sense of humour: the time, but he went through Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box contains the highly recommends to women. “It’s been one month since the whole thing with me, even numbers 1 through 9 only once. “When I first felt my lump, it going with me to all my doctors’ the operation...I feel great! I Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few was about the size of a large pea. appointments.” just need to be able to sleep on numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers On February 29, when I had my my side, either one and then Vollin 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box. surgery, it had life would be wonderful. I hate decided to grown to the sleeping on my back (I snore share her expeAnswer can be found in classifieds. PUZZLE NO. 353 size of a small like the dickens and keep wakriences online, egg. That’s how ing myself up, !!) and she later fast it can grow “Well the oncologist says...4 joined the Face– and that’s chemotherapy cycles = 3 book page Bras why self breast months, then 5 years of horfor Cancer!!. examination is mone therapy...and no radiaThe idea began so important. I tion therapy!!!I will find out on with Kaitlyn had my mamMonday when the treatments Lehmann of mogram in start..he also said that i will lose Tumbler Ridge January.” my hair...Larry wants to get out (see March The news the clippers and do my hair for 22, 2012 Free came as a comme. lol.” Press story plete shock, she In another entry, Vollin lists Bras for Breast said. For one all Larry’s do’s and don’t, like Cancer) and a thing, there’s avoiding sugar which is said to plan to collect no family hissuppress the immune system approximately tory of breast and activities like camping 140,000 bras to Teresa MAL L AM/F ree P ress cancer – though which could lead to insect bites: string along a Michelle collects up “bin 120 km route she knows “There is a bunch of other that’s only one bras” on Sunday. stuff too ...avoid animals, and from Tumbler risk factor. However, there is a no camping... hope he doesn’t Ridge to Dawson Creek. Lehdiagnosis she might have been intend to bubblewrap me...lol” mann started a Facebook group better prepared for, a disease March 31. asking people to donate old or that’s proved fatal to other famSome entries are less lightunwanted bras. ily members. Diabetes. Prince George has joined other hearted, although Vollin “I’ve lost three people in my remains positive: communities in helping to colfamily of 10 – my father, my “Two more needles...it is lect them. older sister and my brother – all interesting to start experienc“We have about 350 bras so of them to complications from ing the side effects...i am losing far from this area,” said Vollin. diabetes. So if anything, I would my sensitivity in my hands and “Most of the bras, over 200 of have thought it (diagnosis) them, are actually new and were feet...will have to quit beading would have been that.” soon – having issues holding donated by a woman named

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Grand marshall for local event a legend Northe has long history of fighting for rights and gender equality Grand Marshall for the 2012 Pride Parade on Saturday is, to use a cliche, a legend in his own time. ted northe (he doesn’t spell his name with capitals) comes with a long title and an even longer history of fighting for the rights of the LGBT community. “He’s considered one of the founding fathers

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Most Imperial Sov- tal in achieving the eriegn Majesty, The rights and freedoms Empress of Canada for many in the Queer Ted Northe as the community. From the Pride Parade Grand decriminalization of to Marshall in a press homosexuality, organizing release. events in Northe support of w a s the right to raised in have a gay the Fraser business Valley of or belong B.C. He’s to a gay spent his organizalife advotion, northe cating for has worked the rights tirelessly a n d towards equalTed Northe Grand marshall ensuring the ity for all rights of the people LGBT comand that dedication of service munity are fought for to his community has and upheld. In 1964, Northe not stopped even after became the first 50 years. He has spearheaded ‘Empress of Vancoua number of actions ver’ and the ‘Empress that were monumen- of all British Columbia’ and he is recognized as co-founder of the International Court System through his initiative to join forces with his American counterparts. In 1967, northe became ‘Empress of Canada’ and founder of the Imperial Court System in Canada. He created the first Community Christmas Dinner and first gay community disaster relief fund in Vancouver in 1973 and also sponsored the first gay sports leagues (bowling, West End softball), the first Vancouver Pride Parade, the first teddy bear’s picnic and supported the creation of the Grater Vancouver Native Culture Society for two spirited people. northe has been given

Rotary clubs meet funding commitment A Taste of India left the Rotary Clubs of Prince George with a full feeling. Yellowhead Rotary Club president Albert Koehler presented a cheque for $15,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society on Friday, bringing the total donations from Rotary clubs in the region over $100,000 – the goal they had set for the cancer lodge, and the amount which gained them the right to have the wig and hair salon in the new lodge named for the Rotary,. “We donated $25,000 last year as a club,” Koehler said, “and we’re very pleased to be able to donate this $15,000. “This money came from our fundraiser, a Taste of India. Some of the money raised is in this donation, and some of it goes to a facility in India which we support.” Society general manager Margaret Jones-Bricker said construction of the lodge, located on Alward Street, is on schedule. “We’re still looking at completion at the end of October,” she said at the donation. “We will be doing commission work the first two weeks of November, and we get the keys on Nov. 16.” She added the lodge team is

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Les Waldie, left, of the Canadian Cancer Society accepts a cheque for $15,000 from Yellowhead Rotary Club president Albert Koehler outside the site of the Kordyban Lodge.

staying in touch with the team working on the BC Cancer Agency for the North Cancer Centre. “We are still looking at opening the same time as they do. Right now, I believe, they’re looking at early November.”

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A dancer with Lorna Carbutt’s School of Dance performs for an appreciative crowd at Canada Day celebrations Sunday. numerous awards for his work including the Governor Genera’s Special Service Award for Distinquished Citiazen and Humanitarian, given the Key to San Franciso and Portland. In 2010 he was inducted into the Q Hall of Fame Canada for his outstanding

accomplishments and a lifetime of sacrifice for the rights of others. “Ted Northe truly represents the theme for Pride 2012 – Phoenix,” said Crawford. “He has truly led with inspiration in everything he has done throughout his life-

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time. He has had the vision to see the beauty in all of us and the possibilities of equality and justice for the LGBT Community. “Through his work, Ted has witnessed the rebirth of an entire generation that continues to sand up for what they believe to be right and just in our community.” The Pride Movement is still important and relevant to everyone in our community, Crawford said. The 16th annual Pride Parade runs Saturday, July 7. The parade is the signature event in Prince George as a colourful display and unity for the LGBT Community. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and proceeds from the steps of City Hall, winds around the downtown core before returning to City Hall. Pride Festival Celebrations outside City Hall begin at around 12:30 p.m. and include live music, entertainment and activities for the entire family.

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The right amount of iron in the body is a good thing. Too much, and the scenario can potentially turn deadly. What is hemochromatosis? Canadian Hemochromatosis Society executive director Bob Rogers will be in Prince George July 9 to talk about the country’s most common genetic disorder hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC.) This potentially fatal condition is actually caused by a defect of iron metabolism and can lead to iron overload in vital organs, joins and tissues. The good news is, says Rogers, that the complications caused by HHC are preventable if a diagnosis is made before the excess iron causes irreversible damage. The bad news is, that while hemochromatosis is common, the tests to detect it are not widely performed. “There are simple blood tests, serum transferrin (SF) or transferrin saturation (TS) that can be done to screen people for the disorder. These tests are not part of a general medical checkup, they have to be specifically ordered on a blood lab requisition form. We’ve been lobbying for years to get more tests done early to detect the problem.� DNA testing can confirm the presence of the three mutations known to cause hemochromatosis, he said. Rogers has been with the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, a non-profit society, for five years. He believes strongly in the work that they do to raise awareness about the disorder. “My job is to get the word out about hemochromatosis,� Rogers said on Thursday from Lilloot, one of the stops for his power point presentation. “I’m 61 now and for the next years until my retirement I want to give back by helping people understand what we know about hemochromatosis. How prevalent is it? According to an

HEIRS study, 1 in 300 in the general population are affected. If we can find one person with hemochromatosis [through testing] then maybe we save their entire family.� Indeed, by the end of his “talking tour� on July 20, Rogers will have visited several northern B.C. towns including Quesnel, Williams Lake, Prince George and Burns Lake. Frank Berto, event coordinator for the society, says their office has received “quite a few queries� about hemochromatosis from people living in the North. In his presentation, Rogers traces the history and possible origins of the disease which dates back to 1,000 years ago when the Celts were invading northern Europe. The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society was established to create awareness about this not well understood but common disorder so that early diagnosis would become the rule rather than he exception. The society provides information and support to those adversely affected by iron overload. Canadian Hemochromatosis Society executive director Bob Rogers will be speaking at the Prince George Civic Centre, Room 203, on Monday, July 9 at an informational seminar on the treatment and management of hemochromatosis.

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Reservoir Elevation: 852.3 m (2796.23 ft) SLS Discharge: 247 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 244 m3/s Nautley River: 98 m3/s Vanderhoof: 354 m3/s Isle Pierre: 835 m3/s The annual Summer Temperature Management Program begins 20 July. The current plan is to increase Spillway discharge to 283 m3/s from 20 July until 20 August. For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

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Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in Save On Foods, London Drugs and more! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: Fri & Sat and/or Sat & Sun (the 2 days vary but need to be flexible to work either shift) from 11am to 5pm. Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training via DVD at no charge. Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 1-800-991-1989, press ext. 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

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The successful applicant must be a highly motivated professional, capable of maintaining strong communication and interpersonal skills. Alternate schedules and shift work will be required for a demanding, high paced environment. Excellent wages and beneÀt package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423. Interested applicants should forward a resume, or complete an hourly application available at the Grand Forks OfÀce by July 11, 2012 and forward to: Ken Makortoff, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-443-2434 or email: ken.makortoff@interfor.com

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