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Hacked AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter The site has been hit twice in a few weeks. But what’s more, it’s being specifically targeted. “I think the hack is proving you can have a meaningful voice as an independent,” Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson said. The most recent hack was noted Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. By Wednesday morning, the site was still not operational. Simpson explained the webpage was moved about a month ago, but it’s only been in the past couple of weeks the servers gone down. However, even though the server was back up and running within 24 hours, Simpson’s site remained down.

“I was told I’m being specifically targeted,” Simpson said. The technician is now working on increased security. And while it’s inconvenient, Simspon again pointed to the hackers motivation. “Obviously someone’s nose is out of joint,” he said, pointing to his twitter and facebook account numbers. “We’re making a mark.” Simpson and his office use twitter to tweet links and facebook to draw in any interested parties and promote discussion. “Facebook is speaking to that 30 plus demographic,” he said. But we’re using all those mediums to draw them to the website, which contains the substance. As of press time Thursday late morning, Simpson’s site: www. was still down.

Woman dies in collision AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter A woman is dead after a single vehicle collision Monday. Shortly after 3:30 p.m March 5 Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 at Kersley approximately half a mile south of the Alamo Restaurant. Investigation determined a vehicle traveling northbound drifted off road left – crossing the center line as well as the southbound lane before colliding with a fence in the southbound ditch. The 53-year-old driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at hospital. Preliminary investigation suggests that medical distress was the likely cause of this crash. Road conditions at the time of the crash were described as dry and clear with good traction.

Serious condition A 22-year old Quesnel man is in hospital with potential life-threatening injuries after a collision Saturday on Highway 97 at Ross Road in Kelowna. A 46-year-old Kelowna woman died at the scene. March 3, emergency crews were called to the scene of a two vehicle collision on Highway 97 at Ross Road. A southbound Pontiac Bonneville was making a left turn onto Ross Road when it was struck on the passenger’s side by a northbound Lexus SC40. The West Kelowna woman in the passenger’s seat of the Pontiac was likely killed instantly. A 44-year-old West Kelowna man and a 22-yearold Quesnel man were both taken to hospital with potential lifethreatening injuries. Both men remain in hospital with serious injuries. Speed and aggressive driving are believed to be factors.At this time it is uncertain whether charges will be laid.

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Nazko receives $2M for health centre Jensen, but because of lack of space, it runs out of another building. Nazko First Nation was in line to receive funding for a new health center five years ago, due to the overcrowding and run down condition of the current building, but due to some location discrepancies at the time, the funds were not granted. Chief Delores Alec has had the acquisition of a new health center high on her list since becoming chief more than eight years ago and was very disappointed to learn the project was denied in 2008. “We have worked very hard to meet the criteria and the challenges to get approval from Health Canada,” Alec said. “But finally, we got the go ahead for capital funds of just more than two million dollars to build a new health center. “The old building has served its purpose but with problems of bats, mold and overcrowding, this community deserves a new one.” “There is much excitement as we anticipate what the new building will do for the community,” Director of Community, Health and Social Services, Brenda Gardiner said. “I credit Chief Delores Alec’s good leadership and determination. She never gives up and she’s getting the round room she always wanted.”

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The new building will be located just to the west of the Nazko Youth Center building and will be a 375 m facility with approximately 20 rooms, including offices, visiting physician’s room, examination and consultation rooms and a room for a future visiting dentist. The seven existing staff members look forward to the new facility that is warm, safe and inviting to provide much needed programs for the Nation. PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *2012 RAV4 Base 4wd Automatic BF4DVP(A) MSRP is $29,260 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $309 with $2,768 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $17,600. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. **2012 Tundra 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L Platinum edition Automatic HY51T(A) MSRP is $53,950 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $559 with $8,599 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $35,431. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. ***2012 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 Automatic MU4FNA(A) MSRP is $31,660 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 3.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $349 with $3,348 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $20,100. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment, full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. Offers valid until April 2, 2012. Non-stackable amounts applied to cash purchase only and cannot be combined with TFS rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by April 2, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. †0% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2012 Corolla, Matrix RAV4 and Venza. ††Up to $5000 Cash Back available on 2012 Tundra with $2000 in Stackable Cash and $3000 in Non-stackable cash. Non-stackable cash back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by April 2, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

Nazko is receiving millions in funding for a new health centre. Nazko First Nation is a small community just 118 kms west of Quesnel and home to about 160 Southern Carrier band members, living on reserve. The community has limited on–reserve services, except the services delivered out of an old double wide trailer, moved onto the reserve in the 1970’s. Health Canada provides some funding for health services delivered to on-reserve band members such as immunizations and basic health care. Any health care concerns of a serious nature are directed to the health care system in Quesnel provided by Northern Health, such as doctor’s visits, stitches, medication and the like. The Nazko health clinic is not a treatment center; however, it is the center of activity for the Nazko First Nation community, with monthly visits by a doctor and alternately a nurse practitioner. An RN, an LPN and a CHR (community health rep) hold positions at the Nazko clinic and care for the needs of the population. A home care program is also provided for the elders who suffer from chronic illness. There is also a Maternal Child Health program overseen by the RN for Nazko, Kristine

“There is much excitement as we anticipate what the new building will do for the community.” Brenda Gardiner, Nazko

The design is basic, yet aesthetically pleasing and the round community meeting room gives it a traditional feel. The view will be of the winding Nazko River-which is the

only river that flows north. The feasibility study has just been completed and Brenda Gardiner is flying to Vancouver Friday to meet with the architects and Health Canada to complete necessary steps and a tender should be out soon for construction. The first shovel hits the ground May 2012, with an anticipated completion of the new health center in May of 2013. – Submitted by Nazko First Nation

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Quesnel drama cast and crew off to provincials At the Central Interior Drama Festival, with schools from 100 Mile House to Vanderhoof, hosted in Quesnel March 2 – 4, Quesnel junior school received the nomination to take their production A Thousand Cranes, to the provincial competition, Sear’s Association of B.C. Drama Educators Provincial Drama Festival at Douglas College in New Westminster, May 3 – 6. Over the past several years, Quesnel secondary and junior schools have been honoured with a nomination to the provincial drama festival. The last one was two years ago with a combined production between CSS and QJS called The Wooden Pear. Again even though QJS was nominated, they will be combining the two teams so more students can go and experience the provincial festival. Honours at the CIDF included Best Sets – QJS; Best Lights – CSS (Emily Maubier, Colleen Horawaski, Kayla Allen); Best Stage Management – QJS (Sierra Bird and Mierie Sabbarwal); Best Ensemble QJS; Best Supporting female – CSS (Jessica Tribe) and Perry Schroeder (QJS); Best Supporting Male -CSS (Gavin Therrien); Best Dramatic Male – CSS (Graham Howe); Best Dramatic Female– CSS (Brittany Dunphy). QJS theatre arts teacher Earl Tourangeau said now their biggest task is to raise the funds for the cast and crew to attend provincials and they have several evening performances set. Contributed photos


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Inez reflects on her Malawian godson L

ast Sunday, a new couple came to church. They wanted to make a fresh commitment to walk God’s way and as part of this new direction, they asked if they could have a naming ceremony for their infant son. The church administrator agreed and it was announced in the service that I would name the newborn baby boy the following Sunday. I asked Arnold Banda about the cultural/historical background for this. He told me in the past, a person may have said to the new parents, “I’d like to name your baby.” This person would be like a godparent, though the actual term is not used and give him or her small gifts from time to time. In recent times it has become the parents’ request if they want someone to be their child’s “godparent.” Because of the poor economy

Inez McGowan holds her Malawian godson Joseph. Contributed photo

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ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter Quesnel’s Downtown Association is already kicking into high gear in anticipation of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Medal Bearer Relay which arrives in Quesnel March 22. During Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour, 34 countries were visited and QDA is hanging the flags from all 34 countries on Reid Street and St. Laurent Avenue. Local Relay committee chair Charlene Lawrence said they wanted to incorporate the flags somehow and hanging them from lamp standards for everyone to appreciate seemed the ideal way. “We’re already starting to see momentum building, especially since the flags went up,” she said. From the Man in Motion World Tour, the 25th Anniversary Relay is promoted as Many in Motion. One singular medal is being carried by 7,000 medal bearers across Canada in relay fashion and every medal bearer will receive their own replica medal to permanently remember the way in which they personally added to the momentum of the 25th Anniversary Many in Motion


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endurance riders relay the medal to local medal bearers and in between communities Relay transport carriers whisk the medal to the next town or city on the route. Its been almost 25 years to the day Rick Hansen first wheeled through Quesnel on the final leg of his Man in Motion World Tour. Canadians across the country have embraced this celebration of the accomplishments achieved through Hansen’s commitment to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries and a world more accessible and inclusive and at the same time, honouring those who’ve made a difference in their own community towards these goals. For more information on the 25th Anniversary Relay visit www.

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST West Quesnel Land Stability Program De-Watering Well Installations - Request for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications The City of Quesnel invites qualified contractors to respond to a Request for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications (RFEIQ) to participate in the West Quesnel Land Stability Program, De-Watering Well Installations. The City of Quesnel is looking for a highly qualified water well drilling contractor to install fourteen 150 mm diameter de-watering wells in the West Quesnel suburban area. Water well drilling and installation methods are expected to follow engineering standards and best practices for water well drilling in B.C. Contractors wishing to be considered for the proponents list must make a submission in response to this request. Based on documents received in response to this request, the City of Quesnel will invite a maximum of three contractors to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP). All requests for clarification or inquiries concerning this RFEIQ should be directed to AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, attention Tammera Kostya (see contact information below). This is not an RFP or a call for binding offers, or tenders, and no contractual obligations shall arise between the City and any contractor as a result of this RFEIQ or submissions made in response to this request. This is a request for information only. The City of Quesnel retains the right to reject any, or all, responses to this RFEIQ. Responses received after the closing date and time noted below will be returned unopened. The Request for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications Document is available after March 7th, 2012 from: City of Quesnel Attention: Jack Marsh, Project Manager 410 Kinchant Street Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 Ph: (250) 992-2111; Fax: (250) 992-2206

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OPINIONS Phone fiasco


s the story continues to unfold with each passing day, allegations of dubious election practices during the 2011 federal election have started to make Canada’s political landscape feel more akin to Russia’s, rather than the bastion of democracy we thought we knew so well. Whereas suspicion of electoral fraud following the weekend’s reelection of Russian president Vladimir Putin have resulted in widespread protests and the detention of at least 500 protesters, our response to the rampant allegations of lies and deceptive electoral practices has been decidedly more Canadian: whatever. Canada’s robo-call scandal has resulted in approximately 31,000 complaints in more than 40 ridings. It’s a topic that’s carried its own in national news headlines for weeks and remains the hot topic among parliamentarians and politicos in Ottawa. These should be sufficient reasons to signal the need for an even more quintessentially Canadian response: a comprehensive and independent public inquiry. As if the use of robo-call technology wasn’t enough of an affront to good old fashioned-style electioneering, the prospect it was used to mislead potential voters by providing incorrect polling information should offer anyone, regardless of political affiliation, enough cause for concern about the health of our political system. At a time when voter participation is already near an all-time low, it is hoped our elected officials and Elections Canada can initiate a response over and above the investigation of similar allegations that arose here in the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding during the 2008 election. A failure to restore Canadians’ confidence in their electoral process will only feed into the decades-long trend that has seen more voters choose not to vote. That such blatant electoral antics have been permitted to go on for years is a warning to all of us and especially for residents of SaanichGulf Islands, to speak up and call upon the federal government to initiate a full review and implement a strategy to strengthen the health of our democratic process. – Autumn MacDonald

Is it time to change daylight savings?


pring forward, fall back is an easy quote to remember, guiding us in the direction we should be changing our clocks during daylight saving time. But is there something simpler we could be doing instead? As a gag, I hit the streets to ask people how they feel about the government making things easier for us by getting us to change our clocks by 10 minutes every month instead of an hour every six months. As expected, most of the people I talked to were less than impressed with that idea. Yet, is the system we have now so much better? While I love gaining an hour of sleep in the fall, losing an hour each spring is a drag and leaves me wondering why we do it at all. There are so many places around the world that don’t do this back and forth thing and I recently learned that even some areas in my very own province of B.C. stay

Lori Welbourne

On A Brighter Note on standard time. Finding out that a neighbouring city doesn’t change their clocks made me feel like a little kid about to ask my parents why my sibling can ignore the same dumb rule that I’m forced to abide by. I understand that having a longer day can benefit farming and other activities that depend on sunlight after working hours. It has also been argued that there are energy savings due to the time change, making it better for our environment. But what about all us parents with children who don’t want to go to bed when it’s still light out? Of course, we’re a few

They weren’t controlled by clocks and what time they were ‘supposed’ to work. If the sun came up earlier, they worked earlier, and if the sun came up later, they worked later. It was as simple as that.” Not everyone thinks of it as hogwash, however. Many even look forward to the change. “It gives us more daylight during waking hours,” said one of my friends. And I have a built-in excuse for being two hours late for work once a year when I accidentally set my clocks the wrong way.” Accidentally-on-purpose is more likely. I guess her boss should send her that easy “spring forward, fall back” quote so she doesn’t make the same mistake again this year. What do you think of daylight savings? To see how others feel, please watch my video that accompanies this column at Lori Welbourne is a Black Press syndicated columnist.


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months away from that being an issue. I’m just complaining early because of the whole losing-anhour-of-sleep thing. Sleep deprivation, or the mere thought of it, can make me grumpy. “I don’t like it because I already feel like I have no time,” one of my friends said about having to set her clock back. “It feels like I’m being gypped out of an incredibly precious hour of it.” I hear you friend. My sentiments exactly. “Your column is called On a Brighter Note,” I was reminded when I declared that I’d be writing on this very important subject. “You can’t be whining in public.” But it’s fun to publicly complain about trivial matters occasionally. I can’t explain why, it just is. “The whole thing is ludicrous,” one of my senior citizen friends said when I asked him how he felt about springing forward or falling backward in time. What did our ancestors do?


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Walk the talk Editor: Last Wednesday was a national rally against antibullying, discrimination and homophobia. Teachers across the district had been preparing our kids to deal with bullying. One side of me was amazed at how our students participated eagerly in this teacher-led initiative. No matter how young, they understood the concept of standing against what’s wrong. The other side of me dreaded the inevitable: we teachers were going to have to stand up against our own bully, because not doing so would be cowardly and hypocritical. Minister of Education George Abbott had announced his “tour de force”: Bill 22, an inflammatory bill ironically named “the Education Improvement Act.” This was the final nail in the coffin, the proof there had never been any genuine intention on the part of the government to deal with teachers in “good faith” (full version of the Act at www.leg. see link.) This act, rather than offer some real improvements to current deteriorating learning conditions (see overcrowded classrooms, unrealistic composition to deliver individualized learning, less specialized teachers, less service to special needs, etc.) starts by listing punitive measures that will be in effect if teachers strike after its passing; in essence, it is stripping away our democratic

right to strike. Furthermore, it offers no room for non-monetary negotiation clauses, to which teachers have been and will always be ready to sacrifice personal monetary gain (as in no wage increase but control over class size and composition.) Finally, it offers a solution to circumvent seniority position by handing over powers to the administration to select, fill and reappoint based on “student needs”, making it possible for administrators to uphold seniority. Is this the best they have to offer, in “good faith”? After 12 months and 80 so-called “negotiating” sessions where government representatives sat with arms crossed, a closed mind and a “net-zero” approach (i.e. no monetary gain to negotiate), they now offer to strip our collective agreement further and make sure we never again get control over the learning conditions of our students (see class size and composition.) This bill is anti-democratic and definitely not in the best interest of the students nor of the teaching profession. Minister Abbott has played a very cunning last pion, one that leaves us no choice but to refuse to play the game anymore. I went into this profession because I was passionate about learning and hoped politics would never break my missionary spirit. I realized the best learning opportunity often came beyond the bell. Like many of us, I have put in many non-paid hours

to develop programs and coordinate events that would enrich student experience, the school and the community at large. I am extremely disappointed and insulted that our collective sacrifice is not being acknowledged. The media have done a very good job of focusing on the “greediness” of teachers and portrayed our job action based on demands for higher wages. Teachers are probably the least greedy bunch of people I have ever known: for the sake of “their” kids, they will work endless hours on weekends and after school. A teacher’s job is never done. Teachers are community builders: despite their busy schedule, you will often see them volunteer at local events, community associations and other less than gratifying endeavor for the sake of others. Teachers believe that together, we are better. To publicly put teachers down for something as vain as monetary gain is shameful. We believe in creating a fair society. We are teaching your children, our children to become responsible and honest citizens, who in turn will treat each other fairly and with kindness. We believe in teaching them to stand up for their rights and against all wrongs. It is time for us to walk the talk, for the sake of building a better world for our kids, one classroom at a time. Carolyn Blanchet Quesnel

Grateful for amazing friends Editor: It is with the utmost gratitude that we wish to thank the volunteer Kerlsey Fire Department who saved our home from total destruction in January. We also wish to extend our deepest gratitude to our friends and neighbours who came to our assistance after the fire: Romy and Roland Traber and family, Ingrid and Ueli Grob and family,

Letters to the Editor

Thank you so much everyone, from the depths of our souls. Rosemary and Carl Grob, Shane McCann and crew, Casey Lemoine, Roy Heppner, Don Fawcett, Robbie and Daryl Eide and Cory Lawlor. In addition, thank you to Linda and Bob Macham and

Don and Barb McDonald for their generous assistance. The ongoing incredible support and assistance from the Traber and Grob families has been overwhelming and deeply appreciated. If we have forgotten anyone, please accept our apology. Thank you so much everyone, from the depths of our souls. Mary-Lou and Fred Weaver Quesnel

Country ticket winner Tracey Roberts, publisher, presents two tickets to Country Legends Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline to winner Loreen Johnson. Performance to take place at the Seniors Centre March 10. Danika M. Hébert photo

The truth shall set you free Editor: Marguerite Hall must be a teacher. Her letter sounds like someone who has chosen to ignore the facts and take statements out of context just to make a point. She should read Tom Fletcher’s column on the previous page. Tom is a legislative reporter who has done his investigative research. Here, thank goodness, is the truth for anyone who wants to read it. Watching the proceedings on the news sickened me. Parents and students need to do some of that investigation themselves before they blindly pick up signs and wave them in the air. Susan Lambert, President of the B.C. Teachers Federation, said, “Teachers in Alberta make $20,000 more than B.C. It only took me a few minutes on the internet to find this statement is an outright lie. B.C. ranks fourth in the nation and only $3,000 a year behind Alberta. I prefer to

put my tax dollars into teachers who do not lie to us and have an I.Q. sufficient to do basic Internet research before they wave their placards around saying they are being unfairly underpaid. These same people forgot to mention that the B.C. contracts include many things not shared with their provincial counterparts. 1. Paid compassionate leave. 2. Supplemental medical insurance. 3. Cumulative sick leave. 4. Longterm disability insurance. 5. Paid extended maternity/paternity leave. 6. Retirement gratuities. 7. Sabbatical and study leave. 8. Life insurance. 9. Dental insurance. 10. And the best retirement plan in the country. I think our teachers should be the best paid teachers in the world and for that payment, we should have a rightful expectation to get the best teachers in the world in our schools. And the rest – should be fired! Penny Calvert Quesnel

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Commission welcomes new member

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to step up and be heard Quesnel Lions Club wants to hear from you. The service club is looking to launch a major community project on a grand scale but they want to hear from the community just what they see as the priorities. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve devised a survey (short and long form) which canvasses the opinion of ordinary local citizens to see which projects rank highest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The club is looking for a new initiative to support,â&#x20AC;? said community betterment committee co-chair Mitch Vik said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be it a social, recreational, environmental or other need, the Lions Club wants to put their efforts toward a large project which will help Quesnel grow.â&#x20AC;? Quesnel Lions Club president Orville Milligan explained why they want to take on such a major challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like to help Quesnel in a large way,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve developed a questionnaire and are now circulating it around town. From the results, we will figure out where to put our efforts.â&#x20AC;? He said this will be in addition to their traditional service work. During the month of March, Lions members are distributing questionnaires as well as conducting interviews to find out what the people of Quesnel feel deserves concerted action. This includes copies of the short questionnaire in three Observer issues. People can clip out the questionnaire, fill it out and return it to KMAX at 246 St. Laurent Ave. or the Observer office. Those wishing to complete the questionnaire electronically can e-mail to receive either the short or long version. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lions work very hard to raise funds and we take pride in

that,â&#x20AC;? Vik said. He said 60 years ago, Quesnel Lions were the first service club to financially commit to the current arena by purchasing the specialty roof trusses. Since then, the Lions take pride in their involvement with the CNC/UNBC campus through sponsorship of one of the rooms, members were instrumental in helping secure Quesnelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CATscan machine and last year Lions built a playhouse, raffled it off during Billy Barker Days with proceeds to the Easter Seal House in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, in partnership with the

Knights of Columbus, purchased three Stryker beds for Dunrovin Park Lodge,â&#x20AC;? Vik said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quesnel, in these hard times, needs the help of committed volunteers and service groups like the Lions Club to come together to identify and meet the big challenges facing our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a bold move for us to solicit the opinion of the community as to what they see as the biggest need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll respect the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinions, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll listen to the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s input and consider it very seriously.â&#x20AC;?

Sandra Moore joined the Quesnel Museum and Heritage Commission in January 2012. With a background in cultural anthropology and many years of international development experience, Sandra is thrilled to be part of the commission and assisting with Aboriginal focused projects. Contributed photo

It is with great sadness that the family of

Neil Arthur Brooke announce his peaceful passing on February 26, 2012 at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Memorial Service for Neil will be held Saturday, March 17 th at Lakeview Church at 2 p.m. Those wishing to honour Neilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory, by way of donation, may do so to the Quesnel and District Palliative Care Association.

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Wanted: Your Opinion!! The Lions need your help. By taking the time to complete the questions below, you can help us to determine the most important area of need in which to focus our energies. 1. In what area does Quesnel need the most support today?

Speed-dating format worked well to allow parents to learn more about French Immersion program from CPF executive, above and senior high school FI students, below.

crime prevention and justice issues

health care assistance

cultural awareness

social issues

educational programs



2. What speci¿c projects would you support the Lions working toward? A housing project


Museum expansion

Aboriginal Health Centre

Recreation walking paths

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CPF say thanks with an evening of dinner and discussion French Immersion programs have been flourishing in Quesnel for 28 years. École Baker has K – 7 FI classes with an active Canadian Parents for French parent group and Quesnel junior school carries on with FI classes for Grades 9 – 10 and Correlieu senior secondary school finishing the program with classes for Grades 11 – 12. For the past three years, the CPF parent group have hosted a dinner and information session for FI parents during the week of French Immersion celebrations. This year the week of Feb. 26 – March 3 was the time to celebrate FI with the dinner and evening March 1 at École Baker. “We decided to structure discussions a little differently,” CPF president Rebecca Beuschel said. “It was a speed dating format where

recreation and parks development

people had eight minutes at each topic table then they moved on to their next choice.” She said the format worked very well with most people able to express their thoughts and ask their questions. Table topics included Enriching the Culture of French learning, Reasons and Ways to keep your kids in FI, a Grade 12 perspective – things for parents to remember in helping their kids stay committed, QJS – understanding the timetable and house system and finally membership and parent feedback. “We were very pleased with the turnout,” Beuschel said. “There were 126 people along with four school board trustees and all FI principals (CSS principal Mike Adams, QJS principal Cyril Tobin, École

Baker principal Perry Lofstrom and École Baker vice-principal Marissa Knauf.)” Although kindergarten enrolment is capped, numbers for the FI program, especially in the high schools are up. This year École Baker has 118 FI students with 18 in the kindergarten program and 23 registered for Fall of 2012. QJS currently has 30 FI students as compared to 28 last year and CSS has 47 FI students as compared to 28 last year. Eight students are expected to graduate with their double dogwood (French and English) in 2012 and the projection for next year is seven to graduate. “The number of graduates has hovered between five to 10 for the past eight years,”

Beuschel said. The CPF evening was a resounding success and Beuschel was quick to thank the FI teachers, principals, school trustees, Katimavik volunteers and the senior FI students for helping out. “CPF Quesnel chapter wishes to acknowledge the financial support of the Province of B.C., Ministry of Education and the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage/Patrimoine canadien,” she said. “We also wish to thank Canadian Parents for French B.C. and Yukon branch for its support.” The dinner was catered by Savalas Steak House. For those interested in information on the French Immersion program in Quesnel contact Beuschel ,

778-414-9119 or contact any of the FI principals.

3. Any other comments?

If you would like to ¿ll an additional long questionnaire or sit down with a Lion to have a extended talk on the future of Quesnel, call Mitch Vik at (250) 992-8343 Please clip out and drop this form off at The Quesnel Observer, 188 Carson Ave. or K-MAX at 246 St. Laurent.

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Another generation

Maggie and Corina Fransen are excited to participate in Relay For Life, each with their own team. Annie Gallant photo

Mother and daughter now have Relay For Life teams ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


orina Fransen knows too many people who have battled cancer, 17 in fact. Of those, eight have passed away and six of those eight were under the age of 40. “We have lost people we’ve loved and watched loved ones go through the cancer journey and those aren’t great odds,” Corina said. Three years ago, she made the decision to form a Relay for Life team with her coworkers at Dengarry Professional Services in order to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society in their effort to kick cancer out of individual’s

lives, families and communities. “I’m fortunate to work for a company that gives back to the community both in the services we provide and those we serve also volunteer in the community,” Corina said. She proudly reported that each year, her team has the maximum number of members and she has even asked for permission to go over capacity. “I don’t have to jazz up the team, they’re ready to go as soon as I announce we’re forming a team,” she said with a big smile. Although each team member is only required to raise $100, Corina said each year they’ve raised more than that and expects this year to be the same.

“We have garage sales in the past but most team members gather pledges,” she said. “I’ve tried challenging other people at other agencies but so far no one has taken up the challenge.” Corina added people need to know, other than Relay day, it’s not a big time consumer to organize a team. “If everyone has a role in the leadup to Relay, its just a case about one to two hours getting everyone on board and signed up then a few e-mails to see where everyone’s at,” she said. “Then of course Relay day, but that’s just one day. “And $100 is not a huge amount for each person

to raise.” Corina’s daughter Maggie has been at her mother’s side for the past three years, helping sell luminaries and cookies as well as spending time in LeBourdais Park on Relay day. However this year, Maggie is 13 and decided she wanted to form her own team, The Believers. “So many people we know have had cancer, Relay For Life is a good cause and it helps toward finding a cure, it gives people hope,” Maggie said. When she announced over her school intercom that she was going to be in Relay and did anyone want to join her, Maggie’s best friend and four close friends registered to be on

her team. Maggie said they’d be fundraising beginning soon and expect to hold bake sales, yard sales and of course collect pledges. When asked what their decorating theme for Relay day was, Maggie sheepishly replied, “we’ve got great ideas but first we have to get a tent.” This will be Maggie and most of her team members’ first time formally participating in Relay For Life and she couldn’t be more excited. “I’m excited to be there all day, if it’s hot I’ll bring a fan, if it’s cold and rainy, I’ll bring a jacket and umbrella,” she said with a grin. “I’m good as long as the snacks last.” As team leader, Corina

has to spend the entire day in the park and is looking forward to doing the same this year. As for Maggie, she has a more youthful attitude. “It’s a great day when you spend it in the park and who doesn’t want to spend a day in the park.” Quesnel’s Relay For Life is a unique, empowering and unforgettable experience that celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones and mobilizes communities. This year’s Relay is May 26 in LeBourdais Park. For information contact Michelle Godfrey, 250-983-8815, quesnelrelay@bc.cancer. or Cathy Briggs, 250-747-2510, cbriggs@

Nazko Gateway Project Update Wednesday, March 14th, 4:00-5:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Free The proposed Nazko Gateway Project, which calls for the expansion of three-phase power, creating a westward gateway designed to spur significant long-term economic development and business investments throughout the Nazko, Quesnel and the Cariboo Rigional District. The start-up investment and long-term operations of the projects identified in the plan would inject billions of dollars into the economy and generate thousands of long-term, well-paying jobs, directly and indirectly, for many years.


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Jesus – lion or lamb? W

hen the average person thinks of Jesus, the image that comes to mind is one that is often misconstrued. This is because a follower of Jesus has in some way inevitably misrepresented the true Jesus. No matter how sincere the effort of Christians, each one still experiences a daily civil war going on within between the Spirit of God and their own sinful nature. In some instances, some decisions, some battles, the sinful nature wins which can often turn others away from Jesus because one of his followers is still susceptible to corruption. In instances like these, words like hypocrite are often attributed to the stumbled Christian. Thankfully, there is Scripture to give a full and

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accurate account of who Jesus is, as his followers will always come up short in this department, misrepresenting Jesus in one form or another. One passage in particular worth reflecting on concerning the authentic Jesus is from Revelation 5. In this passage Jesus is revealed as both a mighty lion and meek lamb that has been slaughtered; two very contrasting but powerful metaphors depicting the true Jesus. One author describes them as follows, “The lion is the symbol of both ultimate power and supreme royalty,

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while the lamb symbolizes both gentle vulnerability and, through its sacrifice, the ultimate weakness of death. But the two are now to be fused together, completely and for ever.” (N.T.

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his year’s western launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) was hosted by St. Hubertus Winery near Kelowna, British Columbia, on March 6. The national agricultural safety campaign’s threeyear theme is Plan • Farm • Safety. This year, the emphasis is on safety, which includes assessment, improveLeo and Andy Gebert are proud of their safety record. ment and further development of of us,” co-owner Leo yard and commenced safety systems. Last Gebert said. production and botyear, the focus was “However, we wanttling under their own on farm, highlighted a business and lifelabel. St. Hubertus ing implementation, style that would bring Winery was born. documentation and out the best in all of In 2003, St. Hubertraining. In 2010, the us and that included tus was caught in the campaign promoted our safety, health and path of the Okanagan plan, featuring safety Mountain Park fire, walkabouts and plan- well being. We have now extended that suffering a total loss ning for safety. Caphilosophy to our of the house, winnadian Agricultural workers as well.” ery and part of the Safety Week, March Leo and Andy Gevineyards. The entire 11 – 17, is delivered bert, along with their facility has since been by the Canadian Fedwives, Barb and Surebuilt and replanted. eration of Agriculture san, bought the vineSt. Hubertus currently (CFA) and Canadian yard in 1984 from the produces between Agricultural Safety estate of the previous 120,000 – 150,000 Association (CASA) owner who was killed bottles of wine per in partnership with in a tractor rollover year, in more than Farm Credit Canada incident. Originally, a dozen different (FCC) and Agriculthey simply produced varieties serving ture and Agri-Food grapes, however when markets primarily in Canada (AAFC) wine production British Columbia and through Growing licensing changed in Alberta. Forward, a federal1991, the partners “When we went provincial-territorial saw an opportunity to through the rebuildinitiative. “Buying a become a winery, so ing process we were vineyard was a huge they replanted their very conscious of career change for all entire 55-acre vine-

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by machines along with the pressing, bottling, and so on – all the processing is automated. “Our main safety issues are with the machinery – the tractors and utility vehicles as well as the pruning, which is a lot of hand work,” he explained. The St. Hubertus vineyards slope at grades of 30 per cent or more. The Geberts insist only trained personnel operate their maContributed photo chinery. Carpal tunnel designing things for syndrome is a commaximum producmon injury that can tion efficiency as well be caused by the reas maximum safety,” petitive movements of Leo said. pruning. The Geberts “We believe the two provide their workgo hand in hand.” ers with ergonomi“We work closely cally correct electric with FARSHA, the pruning shears as well Farm And Ranch as metal gloves and Safety and Health As- ensure workers are sociation, particularly properly dressed for on the production the weather. side of things such as “We hold monthly the tractor operator safety meetings to training. Then the discuss what will winery works more be happening in closely with Workthe coming weeks, Safe BC to ensure the review procedures processing is always and remind workers running optimally. of what to watch out The two together are for,” Leo said. valuable sources of “Our operation is information and imvery cyclical so these provement for us.” meetings are a good Leo added they have reminder for our automated as much as staff. possible with all the “It is also a good harvesting being done way to determine if everyone’s safety certifications such as First Aid are up to date, then we can instruct people or send them on training as needed.” St. Hubertus emProud to be a ploys six full-time, Community Sponsor year-round workers along with an additional four or more during the growing 161 Marsh Drive West Quesnel 250-992-8371 DL 31008 season. “I believe the health and safety of our workers is part of the pride and quality that we put into our St. Hubertus wines,” Leo summarized. “You can taste that quality.” Theresa Whalen is a CFA Farm Safety consultant.

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his year’s eastern launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) was hosted by Coburn Farms Apple Cider at Keswick Ridge near Fredericton on March 8. “We’ve never had a serious work-related injury and we’re proud of that safety record,” Coburn Farms owner David Coburn said. “The health and well being of my family, workers and animals are very important to me. When everyone is healthy, the whole farm runs better.” Coburn operates a 260-acre mixed operation consisting of 25,000 laying hens, a computerized feed mill, in-vessel composting system and a 10-acre apple orchard and cider press. The family business employs his wife, Karen, two of their three adult children and three other full time staff as well as up to six seasonal workers. Part of Coburn’s safety ethic stems from his 20 years as a volunteer fire fighter – eight of those as Fire Chief. Safety is a value shared by both of his sons who are also volunteer fire fighters. Tragically, in November 2010, the fire fighter pagers beckoned for aid to put out a fire at Coburn’s apple

storage facility, which ended in a total loss. From the ashes, Coburn built a new state-of-the-art apple storage and press, which is the site for the eastern launch of CASW this year. Coburn drew on this experience to develop his own farm safety plan. Using the templates and plan structure of CASA’s Canada FarmSafe Plan, he has compiled a customized blueprint for safety specific to his operation. A free download of the core Canada FarmSafe Plan is available at www.planfarmsafety. ca. “Many of the things outlined in the Canada FarmSafe

Plan are what we were practicing anyway – now we have committed them to paper,” Coburn explained. “We’ve also made it our business policy to do the extras unique to our operation such as paying for all staff to get flu shots – particularly for the poultry operation. And all the apple staff has food safety handling training. For us, this is an important part of the way we do business – so it’s in our farm safety plan.” Leading by example has been an effective communication tool with staff. Coburn meets with staff for about half an hour every morning to

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discuss the day’s activities and remind them of any safety considerations. “I want buy-in and cooperation from my staff to do things safely. If I have to nag or enforce safety behaviours – then that worker is not a good fit in my business,” Coburn said. In addition to his customized Canada FarmSafe Plan, Coburn has developed Operating Procedures Manuals for his poultry operation, the apple press and is in the process of completing one for the feed mill. Coburn markets his operation as a ‘closed loop’ farm, meaning all stages of production and output are recycled

and reused rather than discarded. As part of these sustainable practices he grows and mills the feed for the chickens, then composts all waste products from the chickens and apple pressing. The compost is then spread on the orchards, replenishing to the earth the nutrients that were withdrawn. “I don’t see the way I farm as being exceptional,” Coburn said. “I just want to build a good life for my family and workers and leave my piece of the world in good shape for future generations.” Theresa Whalen is a CFA Farm Safety Consultant.

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Athlete of the week Shelby Ballendine takes top player honours for Horns Shelby Ballendine poses in her number 11 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns hockey jersey. Contributed photo

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helby Ballendine, a 22-year-old student and athlete at the University of Lethbridge, has earned her second Athlete of the Week award of the season. Ballendine, a bachelor of science student in kinesiology, plays right wing for the women’s hockey team, the Pronghorns. Ballendine, in her fifth year with the Pronghorns, received the player of the week nod after scoring the winning goal during her final home game, giving the Pronghorns a win and a better outlook on playoffs. Ballendine started playing hockey in Quesnel when she was five years old. She played with the boys rep team until the first year of midget hockey when Ballendine began playing hockey with a girls team in Prince George, moving to Lethbridge five years ago. Although her college hockey career is coming to an end, Ballendine has no plans of stopping there. “I am planning on going to Switzerland to continue playing next year,” she said. It won’t be the first time Ballendine has had the opportunity to play the sport in Europe, in fact, she has played hockey in one of Switzerland’s neighbouring countries before and is one of her favorite moments playing for Lethbridge. “It was great having the opportunity to play in a tournament in Germany last year,” she said. Ballendine has made quite an impact in Pronghorns

“Since I have been in university, I have been playing hockey, however, when I was younger I played as many sports as I could.” Shelby Ballendine

hockey history, most notably topping the leading scorer list, contributing 38 goals and 35 assists in 118 career conference games. Although she is focusing on hockey, Ballendine has always been active. “Since I’ve been in university, I’ve played only hockey, however, when I was younger, I played as many sports as I could,” she said. When asked who is her favorite NHL hockey player, Ballendine picks a player who is an inspiration to many. “Alexander Ovechkin,” she replied. “I love the excitement he has every time he scores a goal, he celebrates like it’s the first goal he’s ever scored. “I love watching him play the game.” And she’s not the only one in the family who enjoys the sport. “Both my nephews play hockey in Quesnel along with both of my brothers-in-law,” Ballendine explained.

Receiving the Athlete of the Week award did not come without hard work, as Ballendine dedicated many hours to her sport. “We practice five days a week, workout twice a week and play two games on the weekend,” she explained. However, playing hockey hasn’t come without injury for Ballendine. “I have had a concussion, high ankle sprain and surgery on my wrist,” she said. When she isn’t busy practicing, training, playing and working on school work, Ballendine spends her spare time practicing other athletic skills. “In my spare time, I love to snowboard and wakeboard,” she said. Wherever Ballendine winds up, one thing is certain, she’ll take her love of the game with her. “I love playing hockey because of the excitement of the game,” she said. “I love the feeling you get when you’re in the zone and nothing can go wrong.” Looking back, a few memories stick out for Ballendine as special. “My favorite moments of being a Pronghorn were stealing the puck from Hayley Wickenheiser and putting it in the net and beating and sweeping the University of Alberta Pandas this year for the first time in 17 years.” For now, Ballendine is looking into her future and focusing on the next chapter in her life. “The thing I am looking forward to most in Switzerland is playing hockey competitively and touring the country.”


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QFC presents Albert Nobbs


One woman’s struggle with personal identity Dublin, Nobbs lives an intensely private and solitary life, closely guarding a secret. When a stranger is hired on to paint the interior of the hotel, Nobbs finds herself forced to share a room with the overbearing gentleman and the surprising truth quickly emerges. Terrified by what this possible exposure could mean, Nobbs begins to dream of a life similar to that of her new friend’s – complete with a home, a shop and a wife to call her own. Albert Nobbs is a fascinating character study that offers a glimpse into one individual’s personal struggle with gender

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KAMLOOPS SALE - TUESDAY, MAR 6, 2012 A little lighter receipts this week with 270 head. Buyer interest was keen and sharp for all classes. The Princeton Stock Ranch had 1550 lb. butcher cows to 75.00. Feeder cattle were strong. Ian & Brenda Jones with 645 lb. steers to 157.00, their pen of 506 lb. Black & Red Angus s/c traded to 199.00. Ted & Grace Crawfords 663 lb. Black Angus h/c rolled to 146.00. Don & Marion James with 517 lb. b/c’s topping 180.00. A pen of their 524 lb. h/c’s raced to 161.00. Ian & Neil Smiths liner load of 845 lb. heifers traded to 137.75. The Ingram Creek Ranch 763 lb. Black Angus s/c rolled to 151.25. A beautiful pen of their 700 lb. h/c’s raced to 143.50. Reg Schweb from Lumby with a top pen of heavy 758 lb. heifers trading to 138.00, their 560 lb. h/c hit 157.00, their 765 lb. steers raced to 147.00. Vi-Ann Nowoczin with fancy 643 lb. heifers to 147.50. Ted Blackwell with a top group of 603 lb. Black steers at 160.00 Next week will be one excellent sale. Tom already has 150 steers and heifers 575 - 775 lb. from 3 separate ranches, all real good feeders, plus a liner load of butcher cows.

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You will finally be able to tie up all those little loose ends that have been dragging for a long time. With the proper motivation this week you will be efficient and above all determined. TAURUS

You will do something heroic this week. It might be monumental or it might be as simple as taking time to listen to someone’s worries. Either way, you will make a big difference in someone’s life. GEMINI

You family is very important to you and home is a safe haven. Be generous with your attention to them both this week, as they are due for some maintenance. CANCER

Let yourself plan a busy week of activity of all kinds. Friends will be persistent with their invitations, which you will end up enjoying more than you expect.



At work, you will receive a bonus of some kind — perhaps a promotion or a little pay raise. It will allow you to make some other important changes that will please your family.



Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is sending out a special invitation to all cancer survivors and caregivers to join us on Saturday, May 26. You are our Super Heroes and the reason we relay! Please join us on May 26 as we celebrate your success. To register for the survivor/ caregiver reception please call the Canadian Cancer Society Resource centre at 250-992-6551. SURVIVOR TEA - new for this year. Sunday, April 15, 1-3 pm. Richbar Nursery. Transportation can be provided. To register, please email or call Loreana 250-747-0599 Team packages available at CCS office - gather friends, family, co-workers and sign up to Join the Fight. Visit For More Information contact Cathy Briggs, 250-747-2510 SUPPORTING SPONSORS

With mars in Virgo, you will undoubtedly feel more stressed out than usual. You will have to take some drastic measures to remedy this, but make sure you do not lose your temper. LIBRA

A tendency to procrastinate at the beginning of the week leaves you feeling stressed out by deadlines. Deal with that stress in healthy ways and it will help you get your tasks done. SCORPIO

The full moon will cause you to shift your attention to others’ needs. It will leave you feeling a bit tired, so do what you must to rest and recover your strength. SAGITTARIUS

A busy week will leave you without much time to yourself. Let yourself enjoy the support of your family by being willing to delegate certain tasks. CAPRICORN

A romantic twinge overtakes you, leading you to dream of a getaway for two. This is also a good time to take a professional workshop that will help you advance your career. AQUARIUS

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Things are lining up for you on the legal front: you might finally win a court battle or receive your due from an outstanding debt. If you have an insurance claim to make, do it this week.

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A rather chaotic situation might be resolved after you contribute your opinion. Similarly, taking some bold steps will help you reach an agreement that has been unresolved for quite a while.

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Friday, March 9, 2012

Listening to You, Speaking out for the Cariboo


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into that new or used vehicle that you have always wanted. Great deals on now. Come in and see Shari Doyle or call P: 250-992-3673 C: 250-255-8552

401 - 410 Kinchant St. Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5 Ph: 250-991-0296 Fx: 250-991-0281 Toll Free: 1-866-991-0296 Bob Simpson, M.L.A. Email: (Cariboo North) Office Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9am - 4pm

MLA Musings

A Modest Proposal to Resolve Teacher Bargaining


Both the Provincial Government and the BC Teachers’ Federation are responsible for the dysfunctional state of collective bargaining in the K-12 system. This isn’t my assessment alone. It’s also the assessment of Commissioner Don Wright, who investigated this issue in 2004, and of mediator Vince Ready in 2007.

That single “successful” 5-year collective agreement in 2006 occurred after an illegal strike by the teachers, a court fine against the BCTF for contempt, and the appointment of Vince Ready as a facilitator.

Check Today’s Classifieds for the Answers

We need a different system and I proposed this week that Don Wright’s 2004 recommendations be implemented. This would put a new structure to the collective bargaining process leading to binding arbitration if negotiations are not successful. I believe this would add more honesty to the process and, as Commissioner Wright suggested, create a “mature” collective bargaining process for the K-12 system.

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I was born on March 15, 1972, in Ridgecrest, CA. I sing and play bass for Blink-182. Who am I? Answer: Mark Hoppus

I was born on March 16, 1940, in Parma, Italy. I directed Last Tango in Paris. Who am I?

I’ve also, once again, called on the government to stop charging our schools for bogus carbon offsets. This will rob $13 million from classrooms over the next three years to fund private sector projects.

Answer: Bernardo Bertolucci

I was born on March 17, 1973, in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. I play drums for The Corrs. Who am I? Answer: Caroline Corr

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I also proposed $280 million in new money for the education system from a restoration of the corporate industrial school tax that Gordon Campbell cut in 2008. This tax was cut as part of Campbell’s “stimulus package” and it’s now rationalized as part the “revenue neutral” carbon tax. I don’t believe we got one job out of this tax cut and the over $70 million/year of forgone revenue as a result of this cut would be better spent in our school system.

Please visit my web page (www. to get a fuller version of what I’ve proposed.

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But, a number of long standing issues still remained unresolved, especially the issues of class size and composition and BCTF’s desire to return to district bargaining rather than the provincial bargaining structure the NDP imposed on them in 1994. These issues are front and center in this round of negotiations. The problem with the current structure is that if the government doesn’t like what the BCTF proposes, or it wants to reduce education spending, it can simply push the BCTF up against the wall forcing a strike and then use this as an excuse to legislate a collective agreement in the name of “protecting BC’s school children.”

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I was born on March 18, 1959, in New York, NY. I played Coco Hernandez in Fame. Who am I? Answer: Irene Cara

The dysfunctional relationship between the BC Government (including when the NDP were in power) and the BCTF has led to all but one collective agreement being legislated since 1994.

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Trust the experts who know your Ford best: Ford-Trained Technicians. For more details and offers, see your Service Advisor or visit All offers expire April 30, 2012. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. Only available at participating locations. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ◊Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. †† In order to receive a local competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s actual local advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Limited time offer. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select General Tire (credit card gift card), Continental (credit card gift card), Goodyear, Pirelli, Yokohama, Bridgestone (credit card gift card), Firestone (credit card gift card), and Michelin tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. †Available on most brands at participating locations only. Limited time offer. Price reductions vary: $7.00 on 12”-14” rims, $10.00 on 15” and 16” rims, $12.50 on 17” rims, $15.00 on 18”-20” rims, $20.00 on 21” rims, $25.00 on 22” and up rims. See Dealer for full details. VFord Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations. **Excludes emergency brake pads or shoes. Machining or replacement of rotors and drums available at additional cost. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Past Volunteer Citizens of the Year A23

Who do you think should be Quesnel’s


Volunteer Citizen of the Year? Deadline March 16, 2012

- Rev. Gary Landers (1980) - Mac Grady (1981) - Margot Rose (1982) - Marie Weldon (1983) - Cathy Walsh (1984) - Joan Huxley (1985) - Frank Hennessey (1986) - Ruth Scoullar (1987) - June Wall (1988) - Grace Steele (1989) - Helen Kuhn (1990)

Do you know someone who has worked on a volunteer basis, behind the scenes, who deserves the recognition of this award? If so, please nominate them.

2010 Volun

teer Citizen of the Year

Dianne Gre


Any person, group or corporation, except the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer may make a nomination. A nominee for the Volunteer Citizen of the Year should be a person who for a period of time up to and including the current year through his/her example, general lifestyle and activities in the community of Quesnel, contributed to the betterment and/or maintenance of a quality of community that you feel is desirable and bene¿cial to all. The nominee may be of any age or sex. The nominee must have resided in the City of Quesnel or adjacent residential area for the period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. The nominee’s activities should be of a voluntary nature, contributing in a positive manner in the area of business, government, social improvement, community service, cultural arts, religion, youth work or any other area of activity that you feel contributes to a better community.

- Susan Maile (1991)

Guidelines for the Preparation of a Nomination for Volunteer Citizen of the Year: The following information will assist you to prepare a nomination, as well as those reviewing the nomination. Any additional relevant information may be added.

- Mel Dunleavey (1992)

The nominator should personally interview the nominee to gain full knowledge of all of the volunteer activities of the nominee.

- John McKelvie (1993)

Enclosures, including photos, should be relevant to the nominees’ activities. For example, newspaper articles should relate to any awards received or achievements of the nominee. Guidelines follow: 1. Name, address, phone number and email address if applicable. 2. Length of time living in the Quesnel area. 3. Names of organizations the nominee volunteers for, and length of time. 4. Volunteer positions held (of¿cer, director) 5. Bene¿t of nominees’ activities to the community. 6. Is there any direct or indirect payment involved? 7. Include endorsement letters from other organizations. 8. Please provide a list of enclosures.

- Betty Motherwell (1994) - John Pritchard (1995) - Gloria Lazzarin (1996) - Jack Nelson (1997) - Vera Peever (1998) - Doreen O’Brien (1999) - Stan Phillips (2000) - Helen Flynn (2001) - Ron Silver (2002)

Of¿cial nomination forms can be picked up at City of Quesnel - 410 Kinchant Street or Quesnel Cariboo Observer - 188 Carson Avenue during business hours Nominations must be in by March 16, 2012. Drop off forms at City Hall.

- Bob Zimmerman (2003) - Marie Skinner (2004)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2010 Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year

AWARDS DINNER April 17th, 2012

- Gus Cameron (2005) - Grant & Gerry Knauf (2006)

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Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $196/$236 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $90/$109 with a down payment of $2,400/$2,500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $14,099/$16,999. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$250, customer cash of $500, and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ** From Feb. 1, 2012 to Apr. 2 , 2012, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2012 Fiesta (excluding S) and Focus (excluding S) models for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $20,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 72 months, monthly payment is $277.78, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $20,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ±Lease a new 2012 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission and get 0% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $17,599/$20,599 at 0% LAPR for up to 48 months with $2,700/$2,100 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $155/$199, total lease obligation is $10,140/$11,652 and optional buyout is $6,336/$7,828. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$250 and customer cash of $500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,600 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 64,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. † From Feb. 1, 2012 to Apr. 2, 2012, receive $250/$500/$750/ $1,000/$1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/$3,000/$3,250/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/$5,000/ $5,500/$6,000/ $6,500/$7,000/ $7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Focus (excluding S)/2012 Flex SE, E-Series/2012 Explorer (excluding Base)/2012 Taurus SE, Escape I4 Manual, Transit Connect (excluding Electric)/2011 Fiesta S, Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab/2012 Mustang Value Leader/ 2012 [Fusion S, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs], 2011 [Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader] /2012 [Flex (excluding SE)], 2011 [Fusion S]/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S)/2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/ 2012 [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Expedition], 2011 [F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs]/ 2012 Mustang GT/ 2012 [Fusion (excluding S), Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual)], 2011 [Taurus (excluding SE)]/2012 [Escape V6, F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)], 2011 [Fusion (Excluding S), Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL)]/2011 Expedition/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L /2012 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L, F-250 to F-450 diesel engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)], 2011 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L and 3.7L engines]/2012 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L], 2011 [F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. 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Past Volunteer Citizens of the Year

Friday, March 9, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Who do you think should be Quesnel’s


Volunteer Citizen of the Year? Deadline March 16, 2012

- Rev. Gary Landers (1980) - Mac Grady (1981) - Margot Rose (1982) - Marie Weldon (1983) - Cathy Walsh (1984) - Joan Huxley (1985) - Frank Hennessey (1986) - Ruth Scoullar (1987) - June Wall (1988) - Grace Steele (1989) - Helen Kuhn (1990)

Do you know someone who has worked on a volunteer basis, behind the scenes, who deserves the recognition of this award? If so, please nominate them.

2010 Volun

teer Citizen of the Year

Dianne Gre


Any person, group or corporation, except the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer may make a nomination. A nominee for the Volunteer Citizen of the Year should be a person who for a period of time up to and including the current year through his/her example, general lifestyle and activities in the community of Quesnel, contributed to the betterment and/or maintenance of a quality of community that you feel is desirable and bene¿cial to all. The nominee may be of any age or sex. The nominee must have resided in the City of Quesnel or adjacent residential area for the period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. The nominee’s activities should be of a voluntary nature, contributing in a positive manner in the area of business, government, social improvement, community service, cultural arts, religion, youth work or any other area of activity that you feel contributes to a better community.

- Susan Maile (1991)

Guidelines for the Preparation of a Nomination for Volunteer Citizen of the Year: The following information will assist you to prepare a nomination, as well as those reviewing the nomination. Any additional relevant information may be added.

- Mel Dunleavey (1992)

The nominator should personally interview the nominee to gain full knowledge of all of the volunteer activities of the nominee.

- John McKelvie (1993)

Enclosures, including photos, should be relevant to the nominees’ activities. For example, newspaper articles should relate to any awards received or achievements of the nominee. Guidelines follow: 1. Name, address, phone number and email address if applicable. 2. Length of time living in the Quesnel area. 3. Names of organizations the nominee volunteers for, and length of time. 4. Volunteer positions held (of¿cer, director) 5. Bene¿t of nominees’ activities to the community. 6. Is there any direct or indirect payment involved? 7. Include endorsement letters from other organizations. 8. Please provide a list of enclosures.

- Betty Motherwell (1994) - John Pritchard (1995) - Gloria Lazzarin (1996) - Jack Nelson (1997) - Vera Peever (1998) - Doreen O’Brien (1999) - Stan Phillips (2000) - Helen Flynn (2001) - Ron Silver (2002)

Of¿cial nomination forms can be picked up at City of Quesnel - 410 Kinchant Street or Quesnel Cariboo Observer - 188 Carson Avenue during business hours Nominations must be in by March 16, 2012. Drop off forms at City Hall.

- Bob Zimmerman (2003) - Marie Skinner (2004)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2010 Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year

AWARDS DINNER April 17th, 2012

- Gus Cameron (2005) - Grant & Gerry Knauf (2006)

at the

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Tickets will be available at City Hall for $20.00 starting February 17, 2012

- Marion Gordon (2007) - Carol Weremy (2008) - Lynne Wright (2009) - Dianne Greenwood (2010)



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MEMORIAL GIFTS Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Your tax-deductible donation either to continuing palliative care services or to Quesnel Hospice House will assist those living with or affected by life-threatening illnesses, by providing dignified care and comfort. Donations may be sent to: Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association PO BOX 4537, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8 Volunteer Co-ordinator/Grief Counsellor 250-985-5815 Executive Secretary/Donations 250-985-5816

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The following animals have been brought to the Q & D SPCA as a stray: - Male Tan & White Puppy found on Mathews Rd. Barkerville Hwy.


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- Adult Neutered Male Cat short hair black & white with a black spot on jawline found Southland Mobile home park behind Canadian Tire.

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Have you ever thought of starting your own business? If you’re unemployed, you may be able to access the Self Employment Benefits Program. If you already know you want to work for yourself or just want to look further into self employment as a career option, please call Marc St. Laurent (APEC Certified Business Counsellor) at 250-991-5132 to take the next step. Funded in whole or in part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

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We at The Great Indoors HVAC Company want to take this time to address an issue that is of great concern to us:

FAILED HEAT EXCHANGERS As experts in our field we have the responsibility to ensure your equipment is in safe operating condition before we leave your home. If we find an unsafe or potentially unsafe condition with your heating system, we have to address it. When we find a cracked heat exchanger, we will show you where it has failed and give you your options to either replace the furnace or replace the heat exchanger. We hold the principles of honesty and integrity in the highest regard. If we determine your heat exchanger has failed we are 100% certain before we bring this to your attention. You are of course welcome to seek a second opinion. If another company is unable to find the failure we will be happy to return and remove the heat exchanger to show you. We have been trained to identify where different brands of heat exchangers are prone to fail. If we’re wrong - not only will we restore the furnace to safe operating condition at no charge, but we will also give you a cheque for $500.00! Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.

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Kindergarten Registration Monday Feb. 13, 2012 – Friday, Mar.16, 2012 The Quesnel School District will enrol new Kindergarten students (including French Immersion, located at Ecole Baker Elementary) in District schools for attendance in September 2012 beginning February 13, 2012 continuing to Friday March 16, 2012.

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To be eligible for attendance, a student MUST turn five years of age between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. There are NO exceptions for age. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate, BC Care Card, and proof of residential address (i.e. Hydro bill) at the time of registration. Children will not be registered for school without showing legal proof of age and residence in BC. With the exception of French Immersion at Ecole Baker, ALL students must first register at their neighbourhood school. School of choice forms will be available at that time should a parent/guardian wish their child to attend a different school. Please note, that non-catchment students will be placed in their school of choice based on the criteria laid out in Policy 310.4 – Student Registration, Enrolment and Placement. Bussing may not be available to non-catchment schools. Kindergarten classes are limited and will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis.








Parents who choose to educate their children at home should contact the District Administration Office (250-9928802) for more information. Kindergarten Registration Forms and Kindergarten School of Choice Request Forms will be available for download from the School District #28 Website beginning February 10th, 2012; however, they may not be submitted to your neighbourhood school office until February 13th, along with the required proof of age and address. For information about your neighbourhood school, please contact the Curriculum Department at the District Administration Office at 250-992-8802. Board of Education, Quesnel School District. Caroline Mitchell, Chairperson


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JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN QUESNEL! If you are passionate about working with families and want to make a difference in their lives, consider joining our team in the following position: â&#x20AC;˘Casual Family Based Interventions Worker This position provides short term, outcome-focused assistance to families experiencing signiďŹ cant difďŹ culties with parent-child or parent-adolescent difďŹ culties. Crisis and short-term interventions will include conďŹ&#x201A;ict resolution, immediate modelling of parenting techniques, facilitation of family meetings, etc. For further information on this position refer to our website under job opportunities. Email cover letter and resume to jessica. or fax (250)851-2977.

Pharmacy Technician! Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus The ďŹ rst CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required

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Thank you for applying at Domtar. Please note only selected candidates for an interview will be contacted. Domtar is an equal opportunity employer.

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Van Kamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group of Companies requires Owner Operators to be based at our Prince George Terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 1800-663-0900 or 604-9685488 or email a resume, current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract and details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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UNEMPLOYED? NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EI? UNDEREMPLOYED INDUSTRY FIELD MEDIC PROGRAM April 10 - May 11, 2012 This ďŹ ve week program will prepare students for a career as an Industry Field Medic. COURSES INCLUDE: â&#x20AC;˘ First Aid Level 3 Preparation â&#x20AC;˘ ConďŹ ned Space â&#x20AC;˘ Occupational First Aid Level 3 â&#x20AC;˘ Transportation of Dangerous Goods â&#x20AC;˘ WHMIS â&#x20AC;˘ General Radio Operator â&#x20AC;˘ H2S Alive â&#x20AC;˘ Job Search Essentials This Employment Skills Access program is for individuals who are: â&#x20AC;˘ Non EI eligible (and, not received beneďŹ ts in the last 3 yrs.) â&#x20AC;˘ Unemployed, underemployed and/or low skilled To ďŹ nd out if you are eligible for this program please come to CNC and ďŹ ll out an intake form. APPLY TODAY - EARLY REGISTRATION REVIEW DEADLINE IS MARCH 16th, 2012 This program is funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement

Continuing Education Upcoming Programs & Courses Funding for some programs may be available through Quesnel Employment Services.

OfďŹ ce Skills Development Program March 26 - June 22, 2012 Microsoft OfďŹ ce Computer Courses March - June 2012 Manual & Computerized Bookkeeping March - June 2012 Pesticide Dispenser April 17 & 18, 2012 Chainsaw Safety April 23, 2012 Pesticide Applicator April 27 - 29, 2012 Fire Suppression Refresher May 1, 2012 Fire Suppression June 25 - 26, 2012




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Help Wanted 661262 BC Ltd.(o/a Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) 685 Newman Rd. or 385 Front St. Quesnel, BC. Food counter attendant. Full time/shift work. Nights/overnights/early mornings/weekends. $10.90/hr. + beneďŹ ts. Apply at store. Fax: (250)7472476.


Immediate opening for a salesperson. Superior customer service and communication skills required. Sales experience preferred but not required. Must be available to work Saturdays. Please email: or drop off resume to Ranchland Honda 550 N. 11th Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2M2 by March 15, 2012

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Panago Pizza Got wheels? Are you versatile and like talking to people? Panago needs a team member for deliveries and in-store duties. Will need own reliable vehicle and valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. A great attitude and customer service skills translate into great tips. Hourly wage plus gas allowance. BeneďŹ ts available. Part time 10-20 hours/week and full time 25-40 hours/ week. Apply with resume: 263 Barlow Ave., Quesnel, BC No phone calls, please!!

Ad Sales person required asap for Quesnel Bargain Hunter. Submit resumes to Bargain Hunter OfďŹ ce: 101 Marsh Dr. Call 250-9923525 or 250-992-2713

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Anyone interested in these routes please call Denise @ 250-992-2121 An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail

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Employment Help Wanted HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.


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Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED Excavator Operators required immediately in Northern BC. Must have extensive experience operating tracked excavators. Competitive wages. For further information please call 250-7715708. Resumes including references and experience should be emailed to attention D. Frocklage Contracting Ltd. WRANGLER wanted for Chilcotin backcountry. 250-2382375


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P. Scheck Industrial LTD requires a CertiďŹ ed Electric Motor Winder and a handy man (must have grade 12) apply with resume 205A Lear Rd. or email: River Rock Pub & Steakhouse is now accepting applications for serverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & cooks position. Please email resume: or drop it of at 290 Hoy Street. B5

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For Sale- Wood ofďŹ ce desk 30â&#x20AC;? w by 5ft long $25.00. 4 drawer wood stand 18â&#x20AC;?w by 38â&#x20AC;?h $20.00. 16â&#x20AC;? Toshiba color TV $20.00. Wht microwave oven $20.00. 2prs of skis w/ poles $10.00 ea.Call 250-9927810 or 250-992-5030

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Diesel pumps, Aluminum pipe, hoses and ďŹ ttings. Highlands Irrigation Serving Miners Since 1974 1-800-665-5909

MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972.




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HAY FOR SALE Small Square Bales. Good Alfalfa mix. $5.00 per bale Call (250)567-9813VANDERHOOF


Large round bales Red Clover/Timothy mix net wrapped, under cover, 15001600 lbs. Reasonably priced. Discount for Truck loads. 250613-9897.


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Scrap Metal - Steel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Copper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brass Aluminum Stainless Steel - Batteries - etc.

We will beat any price in town CALL FOR ALL YOUR 250-991-2749 RECYCLING NEEDS

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Job Posting â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Millwrights Needed

Pinnacle Renewable Energy requires journeyman millwrights at both its Strathnavor and Burns Lake BC plant locations. Ideal candidates will have experience with the various automated operations and systems in a modern pellet plant. They will be highly motivated journeymen that have demonstrated the ability to apply their trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively. Candidates should also have good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Pinnacle pays competitive rates and provides full beneďŹ ts. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter, along with proof of tradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualiďŹ cation. For more information on this position see www. Send your resume to: E-mail: No Phone Inquiries Accepted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closing date March 23, 2012.

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3rd/4th Year Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice Williams Lake - Western Region Reference Number: HET-14320-02062012

SMS Equipment Inc. supplies equipment parts and service to the construction, forestry and mining industries and utility product users. It was created to provide customers with integrated solutions and to expand our service capabilities as a nationwide organization. Are you interested in excelling in a fast paced, challenging environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. We are currently seeking a 3rd/4th Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician to work in our Williams Lake location.

The Role: â&#x20AC;˘ Perform assemblies, preventative maintenance, repairs and complete overhauls on construction/mining/forestry equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized or other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required. â&#x20AC;˘ Make recommendations regarding extent of repairs and suggest methods of improvement. â&#x20AC;˘ Think logically and keep up with changes in technology. â&#x20AC;˘ Interpret work order and technical manuals. â&#x20AC;˘ Have a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety. â&#x20AC;˘ Motivated and able to work in a challenging environment with minimal supervision. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as required.

QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Requires a thorough knowledge of maintenance and repair of construction/mining/ forestry equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong organizational skills. â&#x20AC;˘ 3rd/4th year Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice. â&#x20AC;˘ The ability to use precision measuring tools along with hand and power tools. â&#x20AC;˘ The ability to follow instruction, utilize shop and assembly manuals and be able to work with minimal supervision. â&#x20AC;˘ Possess a strong work ethic, a commitment to excellence, acute safety awareness. â&#x20AC;˘ The ability and attitude to ensure compliance to all workplace health and safety policies. â&#x20AC;˘ Effective interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy with a variety of individuals and groups. This is a very exciting time to be a part of SMS Equipment Inc.We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today. Our growth means your success.

Apply Today QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to submit their resume by e-mail or fax, quoting reference number: HET-14320-02062012, to: E-mail: or Fax: (1)250.305.1070 SMS Equipment Inc. 1115 Boundary Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4K3

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Huckleberry Mines Ltd. is a Vancouver based mine company which operates a 16,400 TPD open pit copper molybdenum mine located 120 km south of Houston in west central British Columbia. The Mine Maintenance Team is expanding to the meet the challenges of the recently approved Main Zone Optimization (MZO) Project expansion.

Heavy Duty Mechanics On January 2, 2012 we received approval for the Main Zone Optimization Expansion Project which will extend mine operations to 2021. As a result, we will be expanding and modernizing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of haul trucks, loading equipment, drills and support equipment and are seeking journeyperson mechanics to be part of our growing maintenance department during this exciting time. We are looking for self starters who can work safely with minimal supervision, work well in a team environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Responsibilities will include preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of engines, transmissions, hydraulics and electrical systems on 777 and 785 Cat Trucks, 992 Loader, Komatsu PC 2000 and 3000 Excavators, Cat support equipment, P & H 2100 shovels, Bucyrus-Erie and Atlas Copco rotary drills, and other small support equipment. Applicants for these positions must possess a journeypersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trade qualiďŹ cation (B.C. ticket) or an Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ticket and be able to perform basic welding. Experience with shovels and drills is not necessary but would be considered an asset for this position. Huckleberry Mines is located approximately two hours driving time from Houston, British Columbia. Employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. The work schedule for this position is 4 x 4 (4 days on, 4 days off) or 8 x 8 (8 days on, 8 days off) working 12 hours per day. Transportation to and from the mine site is provided from Houston by bus and while at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Houston and Smithers are located in the scenic Bulkley Valley on TransCanada Highway 16, an excellent area to raise a family and has exceptional outdoor recreational activities. More information on the area is available at, and Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneďŹ ts including medical, life, disability income, RRSP savings plan and relocation allowance. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. QualiďŹ ed candidates can submit their resumes in conďŹ dence to:

Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email:


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FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

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2Bdrm Suite, Ground Level, n/p, n/s, n/parties, w/d + all utilities included. $650/mo. Available Apr 1st, 992-3354 Cozy 1 bdrm suite, close to school, utilities included, n/p, n/s Call 250-992-8715 Large 1Bdrm. bsmt. suite in Red bluff, w/d hookup separate entrance & carport. (250)747-3109

LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin riďŹ&#x201A;es and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate For Sale By Owner HIGHLY sought after waterfront on beautiful 10 Mile Lake. Main ďŹ&#x201A; laundry, vaulted living room, maple kitchen. 4 bedrooms upstairs, Lg master w/balcony. Barn, extensive landscaping, + + + B&B potential. w w w . f o r s a l e b y o w n Asking $725,000, willing to negotiate. 250991-7994 for appt to view.


Well cared for mobile home in quiet park. 2 bdrm, spacious kitchen, lge 5 pce. bath, vaulted ceiling, covered deck, private corner pad.Just $49,900. #3598

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

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Great 2 bdrm home close to schools & shopping. Remodelled bath, lg L/R, newer furnace, fenced yard & shop. Full bsmt has suite potential. $109,900. #3189

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Matching homes for buyers and sellers for over 25 years.

1 Bdrm. - $525 + 2 Bdrm. - $600 + 3 Bdrm. - $700 +

Near new creekside home in Quesnelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only gated adult complex. Custom built end unit with oak kitchen, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors, ďŹ replace & more. $207,500. #2935 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 â&#x20AC;˘ 250-992-7202

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4 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths, fenced back yard. No smoking, pets allowed. $1300/mo. incl. utilities. Available April 1, 2012.

355 Robertson Ave. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, lg family room. Many updates. $159,900. Call (250)255-9661

Townhouses NQ 2bdrm/1.5baths 3level townhouse, available April 1st, n/p, n/s, $650/mo. + utilities. Call (250)992-5658

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Homes for Rent 4 bdrm house Carson Sub. 5 new appliances 992-7748.


276 Reid St. - 1600 sq ft Downtown core - Street Level - Available Immediately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177 Retail/OfďŹ ce Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

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STUDIO SUITE on Farm, 5 minutes to town, includes power, $650/mo. Suitable for single/couple. (250)747-7479

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Make muffins from peaches and cream W

hether it’s for breakfast, dessert or an after-school snack, this muffin recipe will be a hit with all members of the family: Peaches and Cream Muffins Ingredients: Muffin Topping 1/4 cup sugar (50mL) 2 tsp cinnamon (10mL) 3/4 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped (175mL) Muffin Batter 1 can peach slices, drained (14 oz/398 mL) (1 can) 3 1/4 cups plain packaged muffin mix (800mL) 1 egg, lightly beaten (1) Cream Cheese Filling 1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz/250 g) (1 pkg) 1 egg (1) 1/3 cup sugar (75 mL) 1/4 tsp almond extract (1 mL)

1/4 tsp salt (1 mL) 1 tsp lemon juice (5 mL) Directions: Preheat oven to 375(F (190(C). In a small bowl combine sugar, cinnamon and almonds for topping. Set aside. In a blender, puree 1/3 of the California Cling Peach slides and set aside. Dice remaining peaches and set aside. Prepare muffin batter according to package directions. Add pureed peaches. Fold in diced peaches. Set aside. To prepare filling, beat cream cheese in a medium bowl until soft. Add egg, sugar, almond extract, salt and lemon juice. Beat until completely smooth and set aside. In paper-lined muffin pans, place 1 tbsp (15 mL) of batter into each paper cup. Add 2 tsp (10 mL) of cream cheese mixture

on top of batter. Cover with additional batter. Sprinkle each muffin with topping mixture and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Makes 12 muffins. More great tips for baking with peaches: • Peaches hold their flavour and consistency better than fresh peaches. Canned peaches can be substituted for fresh peaches in recipes such as crisps, cobblers and pies. • For quick weekday breakfasts, especially in winter and spring when fresh peaches are not available, add canned peaches to cereal and top with yogurt • Canned peach slices make the perfect topping for pancakes, crepes, waffles or French toast

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dd a new twist to a family classic. Include canned California cling peaches as part of the topping and you will boost the number of fruit servings, creating a healthier meal. California Dreamin’ Chicken Taco with Peach Slaw 1/4 cup mayonnaise, light or regular (50 mL) 1/4 cup plain yogurt (50 mL) 1 tbsp lime juice (15 mL) 1 clove of garlic, minced (1) 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL) Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 can California Cling peach halves, in fruit juice or light syrup (14 oz/398 mL) (1 can) 2 cups packaged coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix (500 mL) 1/4 cup chopped coriander (50 mL) 4 skinless boneless chicken cutlets ( 4) 2 tsp TexMex seasoning (10 mL) 8 large taco shells or small flour tortillas (8)

Hot sauce (optional) Directions: In a bowl, stir mayonnaise with yogurt, lime juice, garlic, salt and cayenne. Drain peaches well and chop. Place in a bowl along with slaw, coriander and half the mayonnaise mixture. Stir. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with TexMex seasoning and sauté in 1 tbsp (15 mL) of oil in a large frypan until cooked through (approx. 6 to 8 mins. depending on thickness of chicken). To assemble, warm shells. Add chicken to shells, drizzle with a bit of remaining mayo mixture. Top with slaw. Makes 8 Tacos. Did you know? Canned peaches contain vitamin C, an antioxidant, which boosts the immune system, promotes healing and builds strong bones, teeth and gums. More information is available online at

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Many seniors aren’t computer savvy W

hen talking to a friend I was told a person we both know had lost his driver’s license because he had failed his computer generated exam that is now a must when reaching the age of 80 years. Not only did this person loose his license but he was told by the examiner he had Alzheimer’s which after a medical exam was proven to be totally false. The concept itself is in my opinion not unreasonable, but as with all too many government undertakings, the touch of reality seems to disappear. The person I mentioned before is like many seniors his age, basically computer illiterate and for that reason afraid of doing a test that involves a Bert de Vink computer. From Within In my opinion a written test and a road test for people that age is more fair and reasonable. I phoned the office of Bob Simpson, our M.L.A. they gave me the government website for driver tests and some other information. To start with the information from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General , “ Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and Driver Behaviour and Road Safety – Driver Medical Fitness “ this is just the heading of this seven page information extravaganza. Out of the seven pages only two paragraphs deal with the computer part of it. However there is a hitch, the chief administrator happens to be married to the person who created the computer testing and that is definitely conflict of interest which could make the computer testing not valid. That this type of testing does not sit well with seniors is shown in Powell River where 120 Seniors protested against it. What is not in these seven information sheets is that there are only two places where the test can be taken and they are Prince George and Kelowna. It is also required to have somebody with a current drivers license with you who can drive you back if you fail. As far as I know there will be no reimbursed for travel. All in all I think it stinks. If there is enough interest maybe a meeting with the local M.L.A. Bob Simpson in the Seniors’ Centre could be arranged. Apparently the NDP has tabled a motion for reasonable access but I think this is not dealing with the total issue. Bert de Vink’s a long-time Quesnel resident and regular Observer contributor.

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ABOUT TOWN Cristy’s Devine Designs and Decor credits local support and quality service and products with her success I am delighted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt THANK YOU! to all of my past and current interior design customers for helping me realize my vision of occupying my dream storefront space in downtown Quesnel. The transition from being a home-based business to having a 2,000 square-foot commercial showroom has been a change that has been a long time in the making. It is only because of the support of local home

owners, residential and commercial building contractors and commercial building managers that my business has been able to thrive here in Quesnel. Our biggest seller is design plus project management. We have a skilled team of professionals and contractors to design, redesign, build or renovate virtually any space. The new location has allowed me to expand our already growing kitchen and bath design and renovation business. A

great deal of my projects are kitchens and baths, so it made sense to provide my own line of cabinets, offering clients more of a one-stop shop experience. It also allows me the ability to keep projects on time and within the design parameters and quality my clients expect. Our new cabinet line, Merit Kitchens, based in Vancouver, provides high quality cabinets with numerous standard features which would normally cost our customers extra. Full extension,

dovetailed drawers; soft closing drawers and a lifetime warranty are just a few. We can customize any cabinet to create a kitchen that’s unique to each client. Along with our cabinet line, we are able to provide a broader range of designer fabrics, wall coverings, custom blinds and drapery, as well as samplings of our custom furniture line. It also has given us more showroom space to expand our growing Home Décor and Kitchen accessories.

Another recent expansion includes a valuable addition to our showroom and office staff. We’re pleased to welcome Donna McArthur to the store. Donna serves as an assistant, receptionist and showroom salesperson. Her professionalism and expertise have allowed me the freedom to be away from the store and on-site for projects without having to make my services unavailable to other clients. I owe my success to the people of Quesnel,

particularly those who have worked with me in the past, and to those who are partnering with me today. Donna and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to drop by our spacious showroom, located at 349 Reid St. in downtown Quesnel. Sit down, have a cup of coffee and chat with us about your needs, thoughts, plans and dreams for your home or office space.” Sincerely, Cristy Bruce

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY QUESNEL OLD TIME FIDDLERS hosting KELLI TROTTIER, fiddler, step dancer and vocalist with guitar accompanist Greg Sim, March 19, Anglican Church hall, 2 p.m., warm up band is two local young fiddlers, tickets are $15 each, call 250-992-8192 or at the door. Jam with Kelli to follow. 30th ANNUAL BOUCHIE LAKE LADIES/BOUCHIE LAKE REC COMMISSION SENIORS DINNER March 19, doors open at 10:30 a.m., dinner at noon, donations for food bank accepted. Seniors 65 and over welcome. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION SPECIAL MEETING, March 21, for miners in regards to MTO and notices of work. Govt inspectors will instruct and answer questions to facilitate placer mining. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. at Seniors’ Centre. For information call

Chris, 250-992-8568. Next regular meeting March 11, 1 p.m., Seniors’ Centre.

TUESDAY STORY TIME, March 27, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at new literacy centre, room 206 CDC building, street level.

WEDNESDAY NORTH CARIBOO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE March 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Have a personal school tour, ask questions and pick up an application, join them for chapel at 8:45 in the school gym. EMOTIONAL LITERACY WORKSHOP with Dr. Jason Cressey, March 28, 1 – 4 p.m. for service providers then 6 – 9 p.m. for general community members. Call Rebecca for details, 778-414-9119. L I T E R A C Y QUESNEL SOCIETY AGM May 2, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Literacy office, street level, CDC building, room 206.

THURSDAY 25TH ANNIVERSARY RICK HANSEN MEDAL-BEARER’S RELAY arrives at Spirit Square 5 p.m., with local medal-bearers and end of day celebrations to follow. Relay leaves Quesnel March 25 from Spirit Square. L I T E R A C Y QUESNEL OPEN HOUSE BREAKFAST April 5, 7:30 – 10 A.M. help launch their new local, street level of CDC building, room 106.

SATURDAY E VA N G E L I S T MIRACLE REED at Maple Park Alliance Church, March 10, 7 p.m. Miracle is from Chicago and is currently the associate pastor at Timbers Community Church in Prince George. She is author of “You’re not next iln line, it’s your turn right now” For more information call Ruber, 250-7471180. INTERACT CLUB (DIVISION OF ROTARY) DESSERT NIGHT FUNDRAIS-

ER March 31, Correlieu Gym, dessert auction, silent auction and refreshments, tickets are $10 at Circle ‘S’ Western Ware, Iris, Make Traxx and Correlieu. Children under 5 are free, doors open at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go towards guuilding a school in a developing country. MODEL TRAIN SHOW at Curling Rink, April 7 – 8, noon – 4 p.m., Goldpan Express 2012, a not-for-profit event sanctioned by National Model Railroad Association (Canada) features operating trains, contest models, exhibits and door prizes. Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, children under six free, families $15. Information by phone 250-992-3452 or QUESNEL ELKS LODGE GARAGE SALE April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To donate for the sale call Tim and Sheila, 250-9925082. FRIENDS OF THE

MUSEUM ANNUAL BOOK SALE, May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your own bag. Donations of books, DVDs, CDs and jigsaw puzzles can be dropped off at the museum April 4 – 28, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No drop-off Easter weekend. No magazines, National Georgraphics, encyclopedias or Readers Digests.

ONGOING EVENTS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY YARN CLUB meets the second and fourth Thursday afternoon, 2 – 4 p.m. in the library activity room. WHIST AND CRIB with the Scandinavian Club, first and third Wednesday of the month at the Seniors’ Centre, 7 p.m. For information call 250-747-1323. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free, peer-facilitated programming for adults with a mental illness. The group runs every other Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. For information call

250-985-5832 or email QUE-peerdev@ SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE January hours Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 250992-9330 and leave a message, someone will get back to you shortly. SAS is located in Century 21 office in the back. CNIB LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS in the Quesnel area for occasional social visits with local clients, help with shopping or getting to appointments, organizing in the home and reading. Orientation provided, police record check and references required. Prefer one year commitment. Email: anne. or call 250-653-1702. EXODUS 4:10 TOA S T M A S T E RS meet Thursdays. Meetings are 7 p.m., in multi-purpose room at Northstar Church, use lower parking lot. For details call Rose, 250992-9520.

PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers peer-facilitated programming for adults with a mental illness. The group runs every other Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Contact the group at 250-985-5832 or email QUE-peerdev.@ QUESNEL ELKS HALL available for rentals, call Tim Patchett, 250-9925082. If you’re interested in joing the Elks call Ralph Scott, 250747-8566. PEOPLE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING IN QUESNEL contact Lisa Shearer, 250-992-2759, ext. 225 at Axis Family Resources. Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.


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