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Multi-centre fundraising kicks off The North Cariboo Multi-Centre Fundraising Committee is gearing up for some heavy-duty campaigning. A meeting last week was held to relay information about the community events fundraising program. With 11 community events planned over the next 18 months, the theme of the evening was education and developing partnerships. As noted in the fundraising plan, the community events range from a Golf Ball Drop, Arena and Theatre Seat Sales, Concerts, Dinners, a Payroll Donation program and special event days. “We were very happy to see a great range of groups attending the meeting,” fundraising committee chair Eric Wickham said. “With attendees from both arena user groups and the arts community, it gave us a chance to present information on partnerships that we believe will benefit both the fundraising campaign and the community groups.” One of the benefits to the local community groups is to have their name, logos and group information included on all marketing and advertising. Wickham reported that, “using the fundraising campaign to highlight a local community group and increase awareness of the services they provide is the type of winning partnership that we are planning.” The fundraising committee will host additional meetings to outline the community events, sponsorship opportunities and benefits for local community groups. The fundraising coordinator is also interested in attending other groups’ meetings to present similar information. If groups are interested in attending or hosting a presentation, contact the coordinator at ncmc.fundraising.coordinator@ gmail.com The North Cariboo Multi-Centre will be a modern facility designed to replace aging infrastructure. It features a 1,600-seat NHL-sized arena, a 450-seat performing arts theatre and accompanying event and assembly space.
Sign of spring With the first day of spring already past, residents and wildlife, including birds like this robin, are lifting their heads to the sun and looking for telltale signs the season is changing. Karen Powell photo
Seniors’ group gains momentum DANIKA M. HÉBERT Observer Reporter New seniors group, A Voice for North Cariboo Seniors, have a second meeting under their belt and have started to move forward with projects. The group, spearheaded by Peter Nielsen, has grown from 12 members at the first meeting to 81 members of all ages at the second meeting last Thursday at the Seniors’ Centre.
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“The first meeting was held at Robins Donuts and I had more people show interest in the group, so I approached the Seniors’ Centre and they donated the hall for the second meeting,” Nielsen explained. Nielsen presented the COSCO group to the members at the second meeting and explained why he thought they should join. “COSCO is a group who represents seniors’ groups,” Nielsen said to the
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attendees at the meeting. “They have retired lawyers, doctors and church members, who have successfully overturned decisions by governments to shut seniors’ housing down in places as close as Williams Lake.” Nielsen also opened the floor for discussion on where the members saw the group going and what the group’s priorities should be. Members heard horror stories from the health care system and seniors
housing in Quesnel. “My husband had to go to the hospital because he broke his pelvis,” one elderly member said. “The hospital kept him for four – six weeks, then decided he was ready to come home without therapy. “He was sent home on the bus and I wasn’t given any help to give him baths, no help for anything.” An issue with drugs also arose at the meeting. see PAGE A6
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2011 surplus good for 2012 budget Surplus from higher revenues, lower expenses Council will reduce the 2012 property tax increase by one per cent to approximately 3.34 per cent for the average homeowner, thanks to the 2011 budget surplus of $264,629. The surplus also allowed Council to transfer about $140,000 to the Quesnel Works: Capital Reinvestment Program reserve. The surplus is the result of higher revenues (landfill fees, building permit fees, tax penalties and interest) and lower than budgeted expenses in a number of areas, including building maintenance, street maintenance, flowers, and Council costs.
Stork Hawk Drain A major West Quesnel Land Stability dewatering project was approved. Council approved a $231,400 (plus HST) contract to Quesnel’s Mass Construction to install a new storm water project on Stork avenue and Hawk Street. Currently, the upper Abbott storm water system drains into a low-lying treed area west of Crane Avenue. The project will link that storm drain system to the
Council approved the annual Spring Clean-up campaign, which runs April 16 – 20. Those living in all residential areas in the City may dispose of large amounts of garbage, yard debris, appliances and other items at no cost. More details will be provided in City advertising and on the City’s website at www.quesnel.ca.
lower Abbott system. This will remove storm water from the West Quesnel Land Stability study area. Council also approved $100,000 from the capital budget for additional paving.
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Other News •Council approved a two per cent increase to water and sewer frontage taxes. The increase equals $3.39 for an average sized lot with both water and sewer services. •A large number of questions regarding Council’s taxable benefits and allowances were received from a member of the public. The correspondence was referred to the City’s auditor for response.
Council gave early approval to a number of capital projects. •Ladies washroom at Public Works yard – $40,000 •McLean St. parking lot storm line – $27,500 •Anderson Drive overlay paving – $235,500 •trail overlay paving – $15,000 •Small residential garbage containers – $9,800 •road paving (locations to be determined) – $350,000 •Elliott Street rebuild – $950,000 •Roddis Street rebuild – $234,000 •refurbish winch for crane truck – $10,000 •replace water service lines at Elliott/ Early – $11,900 Total $1,883,700
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The public and trucking and transportation companies are asked to govern themselves accordingly. For questions, please contact: Public Works Department, City of Quesnel. Phone: 250-992-6330. City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - www.quesnel.ca Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)
•Council approved a development variance permit and approved a facade improvement plan for the Fraser River Chevrolet Buick GMC commercial property at 340 Carson Ave. The applicant suggested the improvements will enhance the building’s appearance and Council agreed. •The Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee has named former City Councillor Peter Couldwell as the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Couldwell will receive the award at the April 17 awards dinner. Council also appointed Couldwell to the West Fraser Timber Park Advisory committee, one he chaired for many years during his time as a councillor. •The outgoing cohort of Katimavik volunteers were thanked for their
community service. The group has spent numerous hours volunteering at a wide range of organizations and facilities around the community.
Proclamations •March - Kidney Health Month •April - Daffodil Month •April 27 - Daffodil Day
Important Dates •March 22 Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay (Note: 300 Block of Reid Street closed from 1 – 7 p.m. •Next Regular Council Meeting: April 2, 7 p.m. •Next Delegation/ Committee of the Whole Meeting: March 26, 7 p.m. •Next North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee Meeting: April 10, 5:30 p.m.
sadly announce his peaceful passing at G.R. Baker Hospital on March 12 th, 2012 surrounded by those he loved. Howard’s family is ﬁnalizing plans for a memorial service to be held at a later date. For those wishing to honour Howard’s memory by way of donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society of BC, or the Charity of the donors choice. Clayton’s Funeral Directors entrusted with arrangements. Safeway
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Jefferey Steinbrunner told jurors it was Clarence Gill who smashed his face with a aluminum baseball bat and Brad Van Dyke who shot him once in the stomach and once in the arm. Steinbrunner further testified he knew the two men prior to the incident, stating he worked for Gill tending to marijuana grow operations in 2007; he met Van Dyke through Gill. In the fall of ‘07 however, the grow-op Steinbrunner was tending to was robbed
while he was sleeping at his girlfriend’s. “He [Gill] told me it was suspicious,” Steinbrunner said. “And he said I should leave.” Steinbrunner then testified Gill phoned him a few times post robbery, and threatened his life. “He told me I should leave town,” he said. It was 2009 when Steinbrunner, kicked out of his girlfriends house, asked Joe Gill [Clarence’s brother] if he could park his van at a cabin on Lucas West Road in Bouchie Lake.
The cabin housed a grow-operation and after awhile Steinbrunner started tending to the plants and being paid for it. The night of the alleged incident [Sept. 5, 2009] Steinbrunner testified he was playing on his computer when he heard a noise. “I opened the door, stuck my head out and that’s when I got a baseball bat across my mouth,” he said. “I backed up and went to grab my bat behind my chair, that’s when I noticed it was gone.” Steinbrunner said he had not yet identified the men
“I opened the door, stuck my head out and that’s when I got a baseball bat across my mouth.” Jeff Steinbrunner, alleged victim
and thought the attack was a robbery. “I was looking for a weapon and I told them to come in.” It’s then Steinbrunner said he realized it was Gill and Van Dyke. “Clarence came at me with a bat,” he said. “He told me to get on the
bed and he started wailing on me. “I got it in my head they were going to kill me, so I got up somehow and started towards the door. That’s when I heard Clarence yelling to Bradley to shoot me.” The gun, a .22 rifle, Steinbrunner said was his on loan from Joe Gill. The alleged victim testified he managed to get out the door where he hid until he thought it was safe to go get help. Check online for defence and updates or Friday’s print edition. The case is expected to wrap-up Friday.
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Zack Boesem, left and Mitch Young, right, are planning a fundraising trip. Danika M. Hébert photo which three guy go on longboarding trips. “The guys on the show don’t do it for charity, but put ridiculous distances on their boards,” Boesem explained. “I figured we could try and do some good with the same idea. “I wanted to make it a fundraiser for cancer research and Mitch was ecstatic with that decision, so we collaborated and got a lot done.” Boesem decided
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Mitch Young and Zack Boesem have planned a trip from Quesnel to Vancouver. What makes this trip special is their chosen mode of transportation – longboards. Young and Boesem are going to be longboarding from Quesnel to Vancouver all while raising money for cancer research. The pair have made headway in the planning stages. “We’re trying to figure out which date works best because we might try and hook up with some guys from Williams Lake who are longboarding to Hope,” Boesem said. The two have a tentative schedule, which takes them on a 10-day trip. “Our first few days are meant to be from Quesnel to McLeese Lake and from McLeese Lake to Wil-
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Seniors’ group sets priorities from front Members heard of frequent misuse of chemical restraint drugs, which are commonly prescribed to patients to “make the nurses jobs easier,” Adam Schaan, a representative of MLA Bob Simpson, said. Schaan told the group that 50 per cent of seniors in residential care in the province have been prescribed chemical restraint drugs, a statistic that shocked the crowd. Members also heard accounts of injustice, one in particular which the group wants to focus on. B.C. drivers must take a road test when they turn 80. The problem is, they must travel to take the test in an unfamiliar community and
the written part is on a computer, which most 80-year-olds are unfamiliar with. As well, if they fail the test, they are not able to drive themselves back to Quesnel, so they must bring another driver with them. Nielsen wasn’t expecting to be working on such a big issue right away and was surprised when the group decided to take this on. The group also elected Nielsen as president and former city councillor Ron Paull as vice-president, even though one member voiced concern about Paull having a “political agenda.” Those concerns were dismissed as the majority of members voted him in.
Nielsen is hoping having a board will help bring structure to the meetings. “Hopefully, we can start to move forward on joining COSCO and seeing where the group will go,” Nielsen explained. One member suggested breaking the group into committees, so members who don’t want to become political will have other projects to keep them busy. Nielsen, however,
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from porcelain or wax may also garner impressive value. Dvorkin said dolls 100 years or older made in these ways can fetch anywhere from $25 into thousands of dollars. But he says it is very rare to find antique wax dolls in good condition today simply because wax breaks down with time. When it comes to coins, the less there are of a particular one, the more value it holds, he said. “The 1948 Canadian silver dollar is the most valuable silver dollar right now,” Dvorkin said. “Only 19,000 were minted, while hundreds of millions of other coins are currently in circulation. In good condition, these coins can get anywhere from
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so surprised at what their stuff was worth and they finally don’t have to worry about coming up short on their bills.” Dvorkin said three appraisers will be on site at the Canadian Collectors Roadshow when it visits Quesnel. He added they will be set up in the Best Western Plus, Tower Inn, 500 Reid St., in the conference room, each day from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to help people assess the value of silver, gold, small antiques, old paintings and collectibles they may wish to bring in for a free appraisal and possibly to sell. For antiques and collectibles Dvorkin says they pay 65 to 70 per cent of the market value on lower end antiques and coins, more for very old, rare items that are in the best condition. He explained they have a huge database of private collectors through which the lower end items are re-sold. Higher end items they purchase may be re-sold through Maynard’s Auctions in Vancouver and the “really, really” high-end items will be re-sold at Christie’s or Sotheby’s auction houses in New York. Items of jewelry that may have antique value can garner up to double the
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he outcry over the 100-yearold driver who was let go with a warning after being caught speeding in a school zone could be a harbinger of things to come. The original story noted the police officer who pulled the centenarian over made a decision not to tarnish the driver’s perfect record. That decision was met by outrage from a number of readers, the majority of them upset by what they perceived as favouritism. Just because the man had lived to a remarkable age, doesn’t mean he should be allowed to get away with speeding – and especially not in a school zone. Very few British Columbians are still able to earn the privilege of having a drivers licence at the age of 100. Only 15 people in the province who have made it to the century mark are currently licensed, according to ICBC. “Reverse ageism” was one of the phrases used by people who suggested a younger driver would have been ticketed. However, if we look at what’s known about the specifics of this incident, it’s our view that the officer did the right thing. The man was clearly not a bad driver – he had recently had his licence renewed for another five years. He also had the aforementioned spotless record, which at the very least indicates he wasn’t someone who took chances on the road. It’s also worth noting the day the man was pulled over in the school zone was a day when teachers were on a much publicized strike. And while the lower speed limit was still in effect, it’s at least arguable about whether there was a “reasonable expectation” that school kids would be in the area. Police officers use their judgement almost every time they engage someone while on the job. Part of their duty is to ascertain when they need to use the full force of their authority. Often times, warnings are an effective way of ensuring the public is safe. The case of the centenarian caught speeding in a Saanich school zone is one of them. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer
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he noise B.C., dismissed of the Falcon’s plan as teachers’ a stunt. There strike drowned are unemployed out debate on people in the the B.C. budget region who so thoroughly should be Tom Fletcher that one of offered training Finance Minister before we start B.C. Views Kevin Falcon’s flying people up more controversial ideas from Vancouver, James said. only made the news last Yet I repeatedly hear from week. Reporters dubbed it northern employers that the “Welfare Air.” Falcon plans labour shortage is real and a pilot program to offer growing. social assistance recipients The NDP warns that B.C. training and airfare if faces a future of “people they can line up a job in without jobs, and jobs B.C.’s northern energy without people.” Mostly boomtowns. Workers they blame the B.C. Liberals are being imported to fill for removing apprenticeship jobs there, while in Metro programs from union Vancouver and elsewhere control. the number of single I spoke with James about employable people applying post-secondary needs a for social assistance is couple of weeks ago. She rising. mentioned NDP leader Much of oil and gas work Adrian Dix’s signature is dirty and dangerous. policy to restore B.C. These days most industrial student grants, funded by jobs involve sophisticated a capital tax on financial electronics, and the institutions. She also agreed technical skill level required that part of the problem is is high. But there are entryyoung people taking postlevel jobs going begging, secondary education that and relatively high pay is leads to fields with poor job offered to fill positions in a prospects. short-staffed service sector I suggested that if B.C. in the Peace region. taxpayers are to increase NDP MLA Carole James, their subsidy to postno stranger to northern secondary students, already
Abbott noted that for every three teachers coming out of B.C. universities, there is currently only one job available. Certainly student debt is an issue worth discussing. And most would agree it’s easier to pay off loans if one can find a job in one’s field upon graduation. Should further subsidies go to soonto-be-unemployed teachers? No. Our education system trains too many people for what they want to do, rather than what the economy needs. And our economy definitely does not need more kids taught Marxist claptrap. Further to that, a tax on banks will be popular with some of today’s students, who protested against capitalism in the “occupy” camps that will resume as the weather improves. Others will examine the idea and conclude that financial institutions will recover the tax from customers, and perhaps find ways to get the job done with fewer employees. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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worth about two thirds of their schooling costs, perhaps grants could be targeted to areas of pressing economic need. To my surprise, James agreed that is worth considering. This is significant, not only because it is likely to be unpopular in the education establishment. There is a good chance that James, a former school trustee, will be B.C.’s education minister in 14 months. After writing about the labour shortage last week, I was bombarded with messages from an irate Vancouver high school teacher who mocked the whole notion as corporate propaganda. No labour shortage exists, globally or in B.C., he claimed. Rather, “capitalists” of the “one per cent” have tried to “vocationalize” public education for a century, but the “people” have always “resisted.” Radical socialists aside, why would matching student aid to employment demand be unpopular with teachers? Education Minister George Abbott offered a clue during the lengthy debate over ending the teachers’ strike.
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FEEDBACK Not smarter than a 4th grader Editor: Just the other day, my 4th grade granddaughter asked me, “Grandpa, when a tree grows up real big and falls and takes out the power lines, why don’t they bury them in the ground?” I didn’t know what to tell her. But then today I received in the mail from B.C. Hydro a piece of paper with this on it. Remember Freda, the typhoon that knocked our lights out. The storm wasn’t expected to be so powerful but when the “big blow” hit B.C. on October 12, 1962, it packed quite the punch. Nearly $600 million in damages were caused and some people were without power for a week. Now I know how to answer my granddaughter. “Sweetheart, maybe the people in management are not as smart as a 4th grader.” W. McKinney Quesnel
Crammed in Two Quesnel teams came home victorious, taking first and second place, from the 100 Mile House Novice Hockey Tournament but not before having a bit of fun along with the other seven teams. Each was challenged to cram at least 14 of their players dressed in hockey gear in a Chevrolet Sonic. Here the Red Devils from Quesnel gave it their best effort . Chris Nickless photo
Education needs to get back to teaching basics Editor: I retired from teaching three years ago. I began my teaching career in 1969, at the elementary intermediate level. Classes of more than 40 students were common. We taught ‘readin, writtin, and rithmetricks.’ If a student was having difficulty with anything, he/she was sent to the learning assistance teacher to remedy the situation.
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Classes were grouped homogeneously (by academic standings) and not by social standings. Classes were manageable. We lost a few students whose needs were greater than our limited resources. In the early 90’s a new philosophy of education was introduced. It was referred to as ‘the Year 2000 Program.’ The word ‘integration’ was introduced. By the
year 2000 things had changed. Students were now grouped, not by their academic level, but by their age and social status. To deal with this, classroom teachers were forced to arrange their students into small homogeneous groups. I have seen classes with eight or more reading groups in one classroom. This was in addition to
the handicapped students, along with their teaching aides. Classes had become unmanageable! This has resulted in teachers demanding smaller classes! We began losing many students because their needs were greater than the limited resources of the classroom teacher. The philosophy of education in B.C., and the delivery of it,
is the Cadillac model of education. It is very idealistic and expensive. Under ideal circumstances, and with unlimited resources, it would be manageable. In my humble opinion, we need to change our Cadillac model for a more economical and fuel efficient model. Introduce some basic common sense back into the system. Concentrate on basic
education and not politics. There would be more than enough funding to transport the majority of students safely through their public education journey. Some of the surplus funding could then be used to accommodate the learning styles of students with disabilities. Everyone’s needs would be addressed. Rudy Jagusch Quesnel
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f you were able to sit down with your favourite author and interview him/her on their latest novel, what would you ask? I had the pleasure of doing this exact thing recently, only she’s not just my favourite author, but also a dear friend. So, when I sat down with Cindy Brandner in her home to discuss her new novel Flights of Angels; the third instalment in the Exit Unicorns series, we were in pretty familiar waters. We took care of the uncomfortable photography part that Cindy really doesn’t care too much for and settled in the living room to chat. Sitting in the comfort of the familiar surroundings, I ventured into unfamiliar waters as interviewer. I began by asking Cindy what the process is like for her when starting on the journey to write a novel. “At the very beginning of the process of just imagining the book itself, it’s like everything is in a fog and I only see bits and pieces coming out of the fog. I don’t always necessarily know what they mean when they first present themselves,” Cindy explained, “but eventually as the book grows and becomes a bigger entity they start to make sense and I see where they fit.” It seems contrary to high school English, but there are no outlines – beyond that of the historical framework which underpins the entire series – as the story is revealed to her, sometimes in small
snippets of dialogue, or descriptive passage, a bit of narrative or secondary story lines. Cindy shared that she will often have chapters written for the end of the book before she’s written the beginning. “That’s what I love about the whole process; is that it is very organic. I don’t know what’s coming so I’m just as surprised as the reader is sometimes. The characters have a life of their own, so they don’t necessarily do the things that I think they should do.” The surprises the characters give her couldn’t be more startling than in the case of Casey Riordan, who she had originally thought would be a secondary and very minor character. What he turned into is one of three very main characters and part of a love triangle that is the centre marker for the story the Irish Troubles are woven around. Fans of the series have become so attached to Brandner’s characters they think of them as old friends, or as one reader told the author, “I swear these people lived some time, somewhere and they chose you to take down their story.” With characters you can so easily attach to, it is no wonder that loyalties have been formed on one or the other side of the leading men in the triangle. It’s created a fun interaction between readers and Cindy, with some fans claiming their favourite male lead as their very own. I wondered if the
Cindy Brandner with her newest novel in the Exit Unicorns series, Flights of Angels. Brody Lamarche, Hazard Craft Studios photo experience of writing has changed for her now that she has three completed novels, and if so, in what ways? “I think to a certain extent, it gets a bit easier,” she said, “in that technically I know what I’m doing better as a writer. But as to the story itself; it’s a fresh adventure every single time.” When asked how this book stands on its own from the other two in the series; Exit Unicorns and Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears, Cindy had this to say: “Structurally, I think it is really different. I never really thought of my work as having more than one level but I think this one can be read on a few
levels. I wrote it with fairy tale elements in mind, but kept it grounded in the historical facts of both Russia and Northern Ireland of the mid-1970s.” Her first novel Exit Unicorns was published in 2002 and ten years and two more books later she has built up a world-wide fan base, with readers in places as far-flung as Romania and Argentina and Ireland of course, though her core group of readers is in the United States and Canada. In the fall of 2009 she went on a road trip through Northern Ireland with fourteen of her readers who had come from a variety of places around the world for the opportunity to see Northern Ireland through
Cindy’s eyes. It turned into a journey of great emotion during visits to some of the sites from the books – such as the Bloody Sunday museum, run by a brother of one of the thirteen victims murdered that day. “The history came completely alive for the women on that trip,” Cindy says, “and it added another dimension to the books for them – to see the actual ground where these events had taken place, the neighbourhoods the characters would have lived in, the streets they would have walked.” “I’ve been lucky enough to make some good friends in Belfast that have been willing to share their history with me.” One of Cindy’s favourite parts of writing is the research. Going to Ireland or hours spent in conversations, at her computer or with her nose lost in the bindings of a stack of books is something she looks forward to. Writing the historical events accurately is a passion for Cindy and she will devote weeks of her life to studying everything there is to know about a subject. To write the two chapters in Flights of Angels that take place in Paris, Cindy spent two months researching. Though she realized she didn’t necessarily need to know everything about Paris from the Revolution onward, she also knew that details from her research would find their way into the story and enrich it. So, what’s next for Brandner? “I think I’ll
start on a piece about the Irish Famine that’s been waiting to be written, while I continue to write the rest of the Exit Unicorns series,” she hastily adds. “I don’t think my readers will allow me to put the series on hold for too long.” And how many books are there yet to come in the series? “I know for sure there are at least two, but beyond that, I have to wait and find out.” Shortly after the March 17 release of Flights of Angels, second editions of both Exit Unicorns and Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears will be released with new cover artwork. Right now the books can be purchased at Caryall Books, from her website www.exitunicorns.com, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com – where you can also download the e-book onto any device that is Kindle compatible. You can follow her on Facebook: Cindy Brandner – Exit Unicorns or subscribe to her blog http:// angelsether.wordpress. com/?p=8&preview=true. I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to read Cindy’s books and like me, you come to better understand the Irish people, their struggles and complexities, that you fall in love with the characters as though they are old friends, as well as take a glimpse at the talent of a curly haired Irish Canadian storyteller who lives right here in your own backyard. –submitted by Dorine Lamarche
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Clothesline Project To mark International Women’s Day, March 8 this year, Women’s Resource Centre clothesline project coordinator Judith Kunkel displays shirts mostly decorated by QJS students which bear witness to violence against women. There was also an open house. Contributed photo
FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other beneﬁts that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difﬁcult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.
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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.
The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.
The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.
The government supports seniority but qualiﬁcations must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.
The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.
The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.
The union says that government refuses to negotiate.
There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.
The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.
Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.
The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.
2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.
It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.
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A spooktacular event
ig Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is busy planning their annual Bowl For Kids Sake, April 29. The theme for it this year is â€œSpooktacular.â€? Major sponsors include Central Mountain Air, VIA Rail Canada and the Wolf.
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SHARING A LITTLE MAGIC Lane sponsors to date are All West Glass, Dunkley Lumber, West Fraser Mills Ltd. and Bob Simpson, MLA. Six more lane sponsors are needed. Give Joanie a call to learn more about how you can contribute. Other sponsors include: Barkerville Historic Town, Vancouver Canadians Baseball, BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps, PNE, Vancouver Aquarium, Old Spaghetti Factory, Stanley Park Carriage Rides, Kumsheen River Raft-
ing, Interior Whitewater ExpeOur agency served more ditions and Best Western Abthan 160 children/youth in the ercorn Inn. More teams are community last year. There needed! You can register and are many children who would collect pledges online at biglike to have a mentor. The brothersbigsistersofquesnel. funds raised from this event ca. You will then be entered in help us sustain our mentoring a draw for a PVR donated by programs. Telus. BBBSQ received a grant If you would like to parfrom BMO Financial Group ticipate, call Joanie to book through Big Brothers Big your team for the hour and Sisters of Canada for our Go a half session. Co-workers, Girls/Game On programs. families and friends can form We will be running the afterfive-member teams, collect school sessions throughout pledges and come out and the next year at various sites. bowl at Rev Bowling Lanes. Stay tuned for West Jet Issue a challenge to another raffle â€“ will be selling tickets agency, business or friend and in April. you could win $300 worth of Maggie Bello is executive advertising sponsored by the director of Big Brothers Big Wolf radio station. Sisters of Quesnel. For every $100 collected in pledges per person (19 years and older), your name goes into the incentive draws. If you are unable to play, you can still pledge or send a tax-deductible donation. Thank you to 7-11 South and Rev Bowling Lanes Winners of the Super Bowl Pool - Shirley Minfor participating in our April pin up nett, left, Carla Fulton, right and Delmer Mitchell (not shown.) Contributed photo promotion.
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Ross Raymond Zinger Bigham July 11, 1929 - March 3, 2012
oss Bigham of Sointula passed away on March 3, 2012 at his home of heart failure. He was predeceased by his parents Pearl (Orser) and Clifford C. Bigham. Ross worked as a surveyor for the Dept. of Fisheries out of Vancouver for several years and for the City of Prince George Engineering Dept. from 1956 to 1960. Then he bought land, built a house, and moved his young family to Moose Heights, from where he made a living for 27 years. Besides logging and farming, Ross operated a small sawmill with the late Joe Hall for a short time during the 60â€™s and occasionally worked in camps, bucking and scaling logs. Ross built three boats during his life. He left the â€œZingerâ€? in Fish Lake.
In 1974 he began a 36â€™ wooden sailboat. In 1989 Ross launched the â€œGrey Owl 1â€? at Steveston and went from working the land to retirement on the West Coast water. He later set ďŹ nal anchor in Sointula, where he remained in his own home until his death. Ross enjoyed hunting, ďŹ shing, ďŹ xing/ welding, designing and customizing his own farming and logging equipment, boat building, working with his metal lathe and other tools (toys). Ross is survived by his wife Fern, 6 daughters; Teresa of Gibsons, Rita & Walter Olson (Erika), Wendy of Telkwa, Lianne of Bragg Creek, Jennifer, Terry Wanner of Quesnel, Alberta & Domenico Dâ€™Agnone (Antonio, Tamara) of Skiff, his 2 brothers Bruce Bigham
of Deep River, On. and Bob Bigham of Kamloops, 9 nephews, 3 nieces, several cousins and their children. Cremation took place and a private family memorial service is planned. A donation may be made in Rossâ€™ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society. The family wishes to thank all of Rossâ€™ friends and former neighbours for the years of great friendship and many fond memories.
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Quesnel’s Green Gangsters grab gold It was a one-two punch for Quesnel in the 2012 Novice Tournament in 100 Mile House, March 9 – 11. Quesnel’s two Dodge Caravan Kids teams, Green Gangsters and Red Devils, earned top spots to play for gold, with Gangsters edng Devils 4-0 and 3-1 in the playoffs. Six other teams competed but couldn’t knock Quesnel out of the gold and silver spots. Nicole Leifer photos
Kangaroos value their disappointing Coy Cup experience
Looking to a better season next year
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The Coy Cup proved a challenge for the still-green Kangaroos, who couldn't manage a win in the tournament. Despite the 3-0 record on the tournament, Kangaroos Coach Win Winofsky defended his team's play in the tournament. "We gave them a run - every game we gave the teams a serious run." But between some bad bounces, weakness on finishing and some phenomenal goaltending on the other teams, the 'Roos couldn't manage to keep the momentum up. It was goaltending that was the key for the tournament said Winofsky. And while he defended ’Roos goalie Ryan Manderson's performance between the pipes, it was the Smithers Steelheads who took the tournament, with their ex-NHL goalie Mike Wall. The straight losses were a disappointment for the team but Winofsky views the tournament as a learning experience for a lot of the guys. With a a group of guys, the majority of which had not played more than Junior B according to Winofsky, the The ‘Roos try to get something going in their first game against the Smithers Steelheads, but team was the most inexperienced in the league and are set to learn a lot from just Mike Wall lived up to his name by shutting down the whole team for all 60 minutes. Percy Hébert photo being at a tournament of that calibre.
"I think the experience in itself, just going to the tournament and being part of it, was a huge deal," Winofsky said. The team's inexperience never dampened the team's spirit according to Winofsky. "We had a tonne of heart." That heart carried them, even when facing deficits and NHL-level goalies. Despite the troubles they never stopped playing with their all, according to Winofsky. Making the tournament on their first year back from a near three decade absence was a coup for the team according to Winofsky. And with a successful year and a range of experiences, from regular league play to a high-calibre tournament, the team has learned a lot through the season. "This year is a huge learning experience," said Winofsky. After a season dogged with penalties (the 'Roos collected the most penalty minutes in the league) the 'Roos showed a more disciplined face in the tournament. "We still had some penalty problems, but I don't think it was a big deal," said Team President, Jack Marsh. Now it's time for the team to regroup, take stock of their experiences and look forward. "Next year there will definitely be a few new things to key in on," said Winofsky.
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JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter With a host of medals, Regional Champions and the Team Aggregate Trophy, the Quesnel figure skating club is happy with their performances in last weeks regionals. Four girls from the skating club skated their way to mastery in their category to become Regional Champions (which is calculated on cumulative points throughout the season). Selena Van Aert won Gold Interpretive, Carmen Huang took Junior Silver, Cassie Greenwood won both the Senior Bronze and Silver Interpretive categories and Olivia Marleau took the Pre-Novice Ladies category. All but Marleau, who is younger and in a different series, will now be headed to the Super Series Star Skate, a province-wide competition. For Vanessa Van Aert, the super series will be her last competition, as she graduates this year. “It’s exciting, but it’s a little sad at the same time,” said Vanessa. Vanessa, along with fellow skater Kina Ellison, will skate their ‘swan song’ at the club’s ‘Stars for Tomorrow’ presentation. The regional champs who are going on to participate in the super series are also part of the ‘Team of Ten’, a group of ten girls chosen to represent the region in the super series. For now the girls are concentrating on polishing their programs and making sure they can show their best to the judges. As for Marleau, her season is over, but a high of placing fifth in the BC Winter Games in the Pre-Novice category, surpassing skaters that had bested her in previous championships, means it was by no means a boring season.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer
European Football School Headcoach Saibo Talic shows the young ‘uns how it’s done. Jonas Gagnon photo
Quesnel ‘Football’ sees a little Euro Flair JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter North Vancouver’s European Football School came to Quesnel on the weekend to help kids start the season off in proper form. Fifty-five kids, age 9-18, attended last weekend – the first time the school has come to Quesnel. Saibo Talic, the school’s head coach, was impressed with the kids at the camp. “This group is very
good – lots of potential,” Talic said. The kids were just as happy with the camp according to Gilbert Schotel, one of the directors for the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA). Schotel was happy with the attendance at the camp, ten over the 45 kids they were shooting for and the quality of instruction. “He definitely challenges them but he mixes it up so the kids have fun,” Scho-
tel said. The camp came up to Quesnel as a result of rave reports from some of the players who attended the camp in Williams Lake. With the facilities here, both the QYSA and Talic thought it was time to bring the school a little farther north. Now kids from Williams Lake are coming up to Quesnel to attend the camp. A few kids even came up from Abbortsford
for the camp, Schotel said. With the success of the camp, the QYSA plans on bringing Talic back in the summer for a longer
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New Employment Services Centre Location: 488 Mclean Street, Quesnel, BC Entrance on the Ground Level Final Date of Service at this location: Friday, March 30, 2012 For more info call
250-992-7691 279 Barlow Ave.
Dean Prentice, Trustee
FIRST AID, COMPUTER & WORKSAFE COURSES OFA Level 1: Mar. 31, Apr. 14, 28 • 8 am - 5 pm, $95 OFA Level 3 (2 week course): Apr. 16, May 7 • 7:30 am - 4 pm, $695 H2S: Apr. 20 • 8 am- 2:30 pm, $280 Transportation Endorsement: Apr. 15, May 13 • 8 am - 5 pm, $120 Foodsafe: Apr. 14, May 26 • 8 am - 5 pm, $70 Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Apr. 19 • 8 am -2:30 pm, $125 Personal GPS Training: Apr. 14 • 8:30 am -4:30 pm, $70 World Host: Apr. 13 • 9 am - 4 pm $65 2011/2012 Programs are now posted on our website! 250-983-6900 or www.sd28.bc.ca Are you 19 to 100+ years of age and want your Grade 12 Graduation?…come see us at Helen Dixon Centre, 241 Kinchant Street, Quesnel Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday - 9 am to 7:30 pm Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm, Friday 8 am - 1 pm
Free Services for Unemployed/Underemployed OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
www.quesnelemploymentservices.com Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.
Ask us for our Most Competitive Rates on House Insurance Gloria
JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE GROUP across from the Post Ofﬁce
333 Reid St. • 250-992-6611
Call Karen or Tracey to book your ad in the Professional Services Directory. 250-992-2121
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Mobile Homes & Parks
Apt/Condo for Rent
2 bdrm 12x62 1974 Ambassador Mobile Home #29 654 N Fraser Dr. Riverwalk Trailer Park. 12x6’6” addition with back door, 2 covered porches, power smart windows. New peaked aluminum roof, skirting, furnace + hot water tank. All new ﬂooring,new electrical ﬁxtures in bathroom + dining. Washer + Dryer. Partly furnished. Back Shed. 250-9925925.
For Rent or Lease
276 Reid St. - 1600 sq ft Downtown core - Street Level - Available Immediately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177
Bachelor - $500 + 1 Bdrm. - $525 + 2 Bdrm. - $600 + No parties, No Pets References Required
Retail/Ofﬁce 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.
Homes for Rent
575 Doherty Drive
FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593/(250)992-5597
NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com
4 bdrm house Carson Sub. 5 new appliances 992-7748. North Quesnel - For rent 2 Bdrm House $700/ mo. + Utilities. Available May 1st Call 250-992-7149
Commercial/ Industrial Other Areas
2 bedroom in North Quesnel. Cute and small. F/S W/D For April 1st. $600/mo small pet ok with deposit 250-316-2019
1485 sq. ft. ofﬁce space, 2nd ﬂoor, 300 block Reid St., downtown Quesnel. Quality building with updated space. Avail May 2012. 250-992-7028 3000 sq ft shop, 3 doors, 16 ft ceiling, on 3 acre commercial lot + 1 bdrm suite, 2 baths/ shower. $750/mn. (250)9927625
Suites, Lower 2Bdrm Suite, Ground Level, n/p, n/s, n/parties, w/d + all utilities included. $650/mo. Available Apr 1st, 992-3354 2Bdrm Suite with ﬁreplace close to school & mall. N/S, N/P, avail. immed. 747- 3878
Scrap Car Removal
Cozy 1 bdrm suite, close to school,& mall.$475/mo n/p, n/s Call 250-992-8715 Cute, clean - quiet 1 bdrm in North Quesnel $475/mo. + Utilities. Available now Call 250-991-6358 Ground level 2 bdrm unit, newly reno’d, incl new F/S,Electric ﬁre place ,fenced yard,shared laundry, close to school,shopping & more. $700/mo. incl free heat & water. Call 250-991-6358 Large 1Bdrm. bsmt. suite in Red bluff, w/d hookup separate entrance & carport. (250)747-3109
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
Trucks & Vans 2005 GMC 3/4 TON 4X4
Call Tim at 992-7748
Four Door - Loaded Mid Sized Box, 236 km’s
Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743
Apt/Condo for Rent
For sale 1997 Honda Shadow
American Classic Edition 1100cc, 28,700 km’s. Excellent condition. $4,800.00
Cars - Domestic
No Parties, No Pets References Required
951 Abbott Drive
Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.
E L P M A S all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today
555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.
1 column x 2” ad
4 week buy
Just bring in or email your picture to classiﬁeds@quesnelobserver.com Attn: Trina
classiﬁeds@quesnelobserver.com 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY SOIL AMENDMENT MATERIAL TO AGRICULTURAL LAND THIS APPLICATION is to be filed with the Regional Waste Manager at 150 1st Ave. N., Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 1Y8.
PREAMBLE - The purpose of this application is to begin a soil amendment program between April 2012 and November 2016 during frost free months. SOIL AMENDMENT QUALITY - The soil amendment is a combination of approximately 24 % primary sludge, 6% secondary sludge and 70% water from Quesnel River Pulp Company, a bleached chemi thermal mechanical pulp mill located at 1000 Finning Road, Quesnel, British Columbia.
DL 6188, 5018, 5016, 290, 291, and 5011.
3 bdrm. / 2 level / fresh paint Quiet family twnhouses. Close to schools & shops. From $525/mth.
LOCATION - The land to which the material is to be applied comprises 102 hectares located at the Quesnel Airport.
FOR RENT IN QUESNEL
“Any person who may be adversely affected by the discharge of the waste may within 30 days from the last date of posting write to the Manager stating how he is affected.”
Great Shape, Well Maintained
Summer & Winter Tires Bose Stereo, Leather Interior
No. PRG-S-H-1139687 Prince George Registry IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BETWEEN ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, PETITIONER AND SCOTT ARTHUR IVAN HAYWOOD, RESPONDENTS
1 Bdrm. - $525 + 2 Bdrm. - $600 + 3 Bdrm. - $700 +
TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 15, 2012, an order was made for substitutional service upon you of a foreclosure petition and supporting affidavits issued from Prince George Registry, supreme Court of British Columbia in action number PRG-S-H-1139687 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding the Petitioner seeks judgment against you for debts owed to Petitioner. You have 21 days after service to enter a response, failing which proceedings in default may be taken against you. You may obtain a copy of the foreclosure petition, supporting affidavits and the order for substitutional service from the Prince George Registry, at 250 George Street, Prince George, British Columbia. Counsel for Peitition Gemma L. Whitehead, McMillan LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, 1500-1055 West Georgia Street, P.O. Box 11117, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4N7 Telepone: (604) 689-9111 Attention: Gemma Whitehead
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY SOIL AMENDMENT MATERIAL TO AGRICULTURAL LAND THIS APPLICATION is to be filed with the Regional Waste Manager at 150 1st Ave. N., Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 1Y8. “Any person who may be adversely affected by the discharge of the waste may within 30 days from the last date of posting write to the manager stating how he is affected.”
OPERATION - Application rates will be between 36 and 48 BDMT/ha depending on topography and soil type. The material not will be stockpiled for more than 48 hours and will be incorporated into the soil as per the Land Application Plan prepared by WestCan Projects (certified professional agrologists) in accordance with the B.C. Code of Practice for Soil Amendments and approved by the Ministry of Environment. Dated: March 9 2012 Contact person: Brian Maclean, Technical Mngr Quesnel River Pulp Co. Telephone No. 250-992-8919 Letters of concern about this application will be forwarded to the applicant.
INVITATION TO TENDER Construction of Groundwater Supply and Treatment Facility Sealed tenders for the above noted project will be received at the offices of Kerr Wood Leidal, up to 1400 hours local time on April 24, 2012, and will be opened in public at that time. The work comprises construction of a groundwater supply and treatment facility for the Nazko First Nation Community. The work generally consists of site grading, construction of a building, process piping and equipment, and associated work. After March 26, 2012, Tender Documents may be obtained at Kerr Wood Leidal’s Burnaby office for a nonrefundable fee of $150.00. A mandatory tender site meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM, April 11, 2012. For further information, please contact: Mark Burger, P. Eng. Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. 202 – 4185A Still Creek Dr., Burnaby, BC V5C 6G9 Phone: (604) 294-2088 Fax (604) 294-2090
PREAMBLE - The purpose of this application is to begin a soil amendment program between April 2012 and November 2016 during frost free months. SOIL AMENDMENT QUALITY - The soil amendment is a combination of approximately 24 % primary sludge, 6% secondary sludge and 70% water from Quesnel River Pulp Company, a bleached chemi thermal mechanical pulp mill located at 1000 Finning Road, Quesnel, British Columbia. LOCATION - The land to which the material is to be applied comprises 104 hectares located at DL 3958 SE quarter belonging to John and Denise Trueman DL 3961 NW quarter belonging to Rob and Darla Cork On land located 10 km south of Quesnel on Dale Lake Road. OPERATION - Application rates will be between 44 and 85 BDMT/ha depending on topography and soil type. The material not will be stockpiled for more than 48 hours and will be incorporated into the soil as per the Land Application Plan prepared by WestCan Projects (certified professional agrologists) in accordance with the B.C. Code of Practice for Soil Amendments and approved by the Ministry of Environment Dated: March 9 2012 Contact person: Brian Maclean, Technical Mngr Quesnel River Pulp Co. Telephone No. 250-992-8919 Letters of concern about this application will be forwarded to the applicant.
Quesnel Cariboo Observer Wednesday, March 21, 2012
2012 PEEWEE TIER 3 B.C. HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jonas Gagnon photos Contributed photos Carole Holtzman
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer
THE ROADSHOW IS COMING T0 QUESNEL: â€” 5 Days Only! â€” TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer
he Roadshow has been travelling the country in search of hidden treasures and is coming to Quesnel to see what surprises comes through the door! They will be appraising and buying everything from gold and silver jewellery and coins to antiques and collectibles. Now is the time to search through those old boxes containing the silverware you no longer want to polish, the jewellery you do not wear and the coin collections you would like to learn more about. The experts at the Roadshow will be more than happy to look through your old treasures, heirlooms and curiosities, free of charge. They will even make you an offer to buy anything their network of collectors are looking for. You could be in possession of something rare and sought after that could earn you a lot of money!!! At an event in Belleville, Ontario, a man named Larry Wilkes brought in an old jewellery box full of items he had inherited from family members, over the years. It contained gold and silver jewellery and even some costume jewellery that is desirable to collectors. â€œI was very pleased to see that there was this much value in that old box!â€? Larry commented. â€œI have never been much for jewellery so I didnâ€™t know what was in there all these years.â€? Larry traded in his jewellery box for $3,700! Expert appraiser Luc Bergevin explains, â€œThere has never been a better time to sell gold or silver jewellery, flatware or coins. Many people are coming to realize that since the stock market prices of precious metals are now so high there is a lot of money to be made from things that are just collecting dust!â€? At an event, a woman named Lise Archambault arrived with a lot of silverware. â€œIâ€™m sorry I didnâ€™t polish itâ€?, Lise said. It turned out that among her unpolished silverware was a rare and beautiful Victorian coffee and tea service made in Lon-
don, England, in 1852 by Charles and George Fox. This set is highly desirable to collectors! Lise also had an assortment of newer sterling silverware. She decided to sell it all and received $5,000 for her items! â€œI am very happy that someone else could enjoy my silverware... but even happier that I can now take an overdue vacation!â€? Lisa joked. At another Roadshow event in Calgary, Alberta, a man named Carlos Miller brought in a sizeable coin collection, which included a rare 1966 Small Bead Canadian silver dollar. â€œWe were really pleased to see that coin, as it is very rare. We purchased it for $6,000. We also purchased an assortment of other coins from him for their silver content,â€? expert appraiser Lawrence Tyee explained. He went on to say, â€œmore and more people are cashing in their coins for their silver content, which is wise because of how much silver is worth these days!â€? Canadian coins from 1968 or older and American coins from 1964 or older contain silver. Many older foreign coins contain silver too. If you are not sure, the experts at the Roadshow can quickly let you know which ones contain silver and which ones are rare! The Roadshow buys and appraises all kinds of antiques and collectibles. Appraiser Sandy Johnstone recounts one of her more memorable experiences: â€œWhile working in White Rock, B.C. a gentleman came to my table with two boxes full of things. In the second box he had a large collection of cast-iron banks that our collectors love and several tin wind-up toys which are also collectible...especially his tin wind-up Popeye on a tricycle made by Linemar in the 1950â€™s. It was still in its original box and in perfect condition. What a find! We wound up giving him over $2,000 for these gems! Everyone was super happy!â€?
The experts at the roadshow will be happy to teach you about what you have, let you know what it is worth and make offers to buy your treasures.
Best Western Plus Tower Inn 500 Reid Street, Quesnel 1.877.810.GOLD (4653)
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BRING IN YOUR OLD AND UNWANTED JEWELRY, GOLD AND COIN. ALSO ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES FOR CASH. Hereâ€™s How It Works: s 'ATHER ALL YOUR COLLECTIBLES AND BRING them in s FREE admission s ./ APPOINTMENT NECESSARY s 7E WILL MAKE OFFERS ON THE SPOT IF THERE is interest in the item s !CCEPT THE OFFER AND GET PAID immediately s &REE #OFFEE s &ULLY (EATED )NDOOR &ACILITY
THE TOP 5 ITEMS TO BRING: Gold Jewellery Gold Coins Silver Coins Sterling Silver Collectibles THE ITEMS WE MAY TAKE AN OFFER ON MAY INCLUDE:
WAR MEMORABILIA Weapons, medals and trench art
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES that we are looking for include, but are not limited to: Cast Iron and Mechanical Banks and Toys, Tin Toys, Duck Decoys, Pre WW2 Metal Train Sets, Pre 1920â€™s Handpainted Porcelain Pottery
Figurines, Dolls, Bisque Head Dolls, Pocket Watches (100 years old or older) and MORE!!! We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.
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