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‘Ramp’ needs removing AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter He said it should have never happened in the first place. Keith Stasiuk is the husband of the woman whose vehicle ended up in the Quesnel River last Monday. And while Stasiuk is not arguing the fact his wife may have been going too fast for icy road conditions, he’s questioning why the city failed to remove the snow and ice debris, pushed against the cement barrier. “It’s virtually a ramp,” he said. “That cement barrier is designed to stop people from going over.” Stasiuk added the cement blocks also protect those traveling the river walk. “It [vehicle incident] could have been much worse,” he said. “My wife was incredibly lucky and if anyone would have been walking when she went over... we could have had a few deaths.” Stasiuk said he’s phoned the city [city manager John Stecyk] to request crews remove the “ice ramp.” The city said the matter is with their insurers and as of Monday morning a portion of the road was cleared. “Seven days after the incident,” Stasiuk said. “This area should always be clear and certainly after an incident. This didn’t need to happen.”

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Defence attorneys question lack of evidence Jury deliberating guilt or innocence of Gill and Van Dyke AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter With 44 convictions and eight years in jail before the age of 30, defence attorneys for Clarence Gill and Bradley Van Dyke painted alleged victim Jefferey Steinbrunner as a career criminal. Defence also pointed to a number of inconsistencies, contradictions and improbableness in Steinb-

runner’s testimony. One such was the allegation Gill hit Steinbrunner with a bat as he poked his head out of the cabin door. “It’s a far cry of injuries one would expect from a bat,” defence attorney Israels said. “It defies common sense.” Israels also pointed to Steinbrunner’s evidence that Gill told him to

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lie down on the bed and then proceeded to beat him. Forensics found no blood on the bed or futon. “Where’ all the blood?” Israels questioned. “Where’s the [medical] evidence of bruising?” Defence also pointed to Steinbrunner’s account of getting off the bed and running towards the door when he heard Gill yell to Van Dyke “shoot

him, shoot him” before he heard the gun go off. “The bullet [by Steinbrunner’s story] is on the wrong side,” he said. “It would be on the left, not the right.” Israels also raised questions as to what happened post incident. Steinbrunner testified he ran out of the cabin and hid, removing his white t-shirt near the vicinity of the cabin. Police never located

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the white t-shirt. Steinbrunner also told jurors and police he had hid, then went to his van, which was on the property, to retrieve a jacket before running to a neighbour’s for help. Police didn’t search, seize or photograph the vehicle. Israels reiterated the lack of evidence Gill or Van Dyke were ever even in the cabin the night of Sept. 5,

2009 and the absence of motive. “There was no DNA collected at the scene [fingerprints etc.],” he said, also pointing to the fact the bat and gun were never found. “The evidence is just not there.” As of press time the 12-member jury were deliberating. Check online and print edition for updates.

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Charlotte No snow and flowers are starting to come up.

Eva All of the colours!

Blaine The heat.

Riley Playing road hockey.

Matthew Playing outside.

Luke Not having to go to school.

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“It has been over a decade since Quesnel has hosted this event and we would like to thank the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation for putting forward a solid bid on rather short notice. We look forward to working together to ensure a top notch event for our members.” The Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Quesnel, submitted the bid package and will take the lead on co–ordination and planning for hosting the event. “The economic impact of hosting the 2013 NCGLA conference is a positive for our local businesses and accommodation operators,” QCEDC Economic Development Officer, April Goffic explained. “Tourism and event hosting

in Quesnel can play a role in the overall economic diversification of the community and we continue to support and look for other events that Quesnel can host.” The conference will feature a strong lineup of speakers and presenters that will give attendees a wide range of professional development opportunities. Delegates will debate resolutions put forward by the membership on a range of topics of importance across the region. The NCLGA is an association of 40 local governments, including municipalities, regional districts and First Nations. Its purpose is to address issues, and move initiatives forward for the benefit of its members. It secures united action among the members in dealing with matters of individual or common local government interest and is an agency for cooperation with the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for the continued development of sound local government.

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Elected officials representing local governments from across the North-Central region of British Columbia will visit Quesnel in 2013 for the 58th North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) Annual General Meeting and Convention. The conference takes place from May 1 – 3, 2013, with more than 250 delegates expected to converge on the Goldpan City. “As past president of this association, I know this is an incredible opportunity to showcase our community and play host to local and Provincial government representatives,” said Mayor Mary Sjostrom. “The conference gives our community a platform to highlight our tourism assets and community spirit to the rest of the province while encouraging the attendees to come back in the future. It will also provide a significant economic impact during the conference.” “NCLGA is very excited to be returning to the Goldpan City for our 2013 Convention,” NCLGA President Art Kaehn said.

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(seasonal, full time)(2 positions available) Competition No. 12-14A. Closes 4:00 p.m. April 2, 2012.

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LOAD RESTRICTIONS As per resolution by City Council, Load Restrictions are in place as of March 12, 2012. All roads and streets in City Limits are restricted to 70% of following roads, which remain at 100% legal axle loading. t Anderson Drive t Johnston Avenue (west of t Brownmiller Road traffic circle to City bndy) t Campbell Crescent t Johnston Bridge Loop t Carradice Road t Marsh Drive t Carson Pit Road t McLeod Avenue t Commons Avenue t Moffat Drive Approach t Elliott Street t North Fraser Drive

legal axle loading except the t Northstar Road (north of Hwy 97 south) t Pinecrest Road t Quesnel Hixon Road t Rome Avenue t Sword Avenue t West Fraser Road

The public and trucking and transportation companies are asked to govern themselves accordingly. For inquiries, please contact Public Works Department, City of Quesnel at 250-992-6330. City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)


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Cancer care advanced through NCCS Improving cancer outcomes for residents in the north Northern BC residents no longer have to travel as far, or as often, to receive the cancer services that they need, according to a new report released Tuesday. Since its launch in 2008, the Northern Cancer Control Strategy partnership has implemented a number of initiatives to help improve cancer outcomes for residents of northern B.C. A new report released Tuesday, titled Northern Cancer Control Strategy (NCCS): Are We Making a Difference?, outlines the strategy’s progress. The report can be viewed at The Northern Cancer Control Strategy is a partnership of the Government of B.C., BC Cancer Northern Health, BC Cancer Agency and the Provincial Health Services Authority. The strategy is focused on enhancing the continuum of cancer care in northern B.C., including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and patient supports. Highlights of the initiatives implemented

so far, include: •Expansion of the northern community cancer clinic network to 10 clinics, with two new clinics established in Queen Charlotte and Vanderhoof; •Installation of TeleOncology units in 15 sites across northern B.C., providing cancer patients with the opportunity to video conference with specialists, reducing the need to travel as often; •Formation of a regional support care team who liaise with community cancer clinic staff and provide services to cancer patients across the region. The team includes an oncology dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and education coordinator; •Ongoing patient navigation development across northern B.C. to improve the cancer care journey for patients; • Construction of the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North, a new regional cancer centre opening in late 2012 that will bring radiation treatment to northern B.C for the first time; •Diagnostic service renovations at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George that

will help to support the expanded services required when the new cancer centre opens (the NCCS is funding 60 per cent and the Fraser Fort George Regional Hospital District is funding 40 per cent of this project); •Development of a cancer research infrastructure in northern B.C. focused on improving early detection and the delivery of cancer care in northern communities; •Aboriginal-focused initiatives, including an Aboriginal Cancer Care Strategy; •Prevention program activities including the launch of a region wide radon gas awareness campaign and enhancement of tobacco cessation programs in northern B.C. In addition and as a complement to the NCCS, the Canadian Cancer Society is currently constructing Kordyban Lodge. The new lodge will provide accommodation for individuals and their caregivers from northern B.C. communities travelling to Prince George for treatment at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. Prince George cancer patients will also benefit through programs

and services such as the Novak Family spiritual and meditation room, Regional Rotary Clubs wig room, and Northline Credit Unions library. MLA, Prince George -Valemount Shirley Bond is pleased with the development of the Norther Cancer Control Strategy especially as it relates to travel challenges in the north. “One of the key goals of the Northern Cancer Control Strategy has been to improve access to cancer services for Northern patients and families. “Having cancer is difficult enough without having to face treatment away from your loved ones and support network. “Thanks to the increased treatment and support service options underway through this strategy, Northern residents won’t have to travel as far or as often to receive the care they need,” Bond said. Northern Health chair Charles Yago said over the past four years they have, together with partners, enhanced a variety of cancer-related programs across the North. “Through the


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Quesnel Chapter of Canadian Parents for French would like to thank all the participants who came to our french family dinner on March 1. The evening was a great success and a special thank you goes out to the hosts of the speed dating tables and all of those who spoke to the group. The dinner concluded a week of French Immersion fun at Ecole Baker...from crepe breakfast, to hot chocolate, to treasure hunt activities and more. Funding for this dinner and the week’s events was provided through a grant from the Ministry of Education and Canadian Heritage. The BC-Yukon CPF provides on-going support for these culturally enriching events and the local chapter of CPF provides matching funding through fundraising and membership fees. Thank you to everyone for supporting our french immersion program in Quesnel

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OPINIONS B.C. Liberals in trouble The ongoing confusion over the botched deal with Telus over naming rights of the refurbished B.C. Place Stadium seems to indicate a provincial government that is having trouble reading its cue cards. In some ways, this isn’t surprising. One year ago, the B.C. Liberals elected former MLA and talk-show host Christy Clark as their leader. While she had served in cabinet up until 2005, she was definitely out of touch with how the province was being governed — particularly in the backrooms of cabinet and caucus meetings, where decisions are made. She was brought in as a fresh face after severe public dissatisfaction with the governing B.C. Liberals, something that came to a crescendo over the HST. Clark at first seemed to stem the tide of dissatisfaction, but the honeymoon didn’t last long. The HST referendum was hanging over the head of the government and, when the controversial tax was defeated, her government lost much of what credibility it had retained. Since that time, it has seemed to lurch from issue to issue, often in a bumbling fashion. The Telus fiasco is a prime case in point. There was no hint that the stadium renaming wasn’t proceeding, until Telus pointedly did not invite the premier (who has a “jobs agenda”) to a press announcement, where it outlined $3 billion of investments in B.C. Notably, NDP leader Adrian Dix was invited. Then, the rumours started flying, until the government finally confirmed it had shelved a deal in which Telus would have paid $35 million over 20 years for naming rights. It is sufficient to note the government has snubbed B.C.’s largest private-sector employer, caused confusion in professional sports ranks and demonstrated that it can’t make basic decisions in a straightforward manner. None of this inspires confidence. –Kamloops This Week

A commuity united for a common goal


’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a Canadian and I don’t love hockey. So why am I writing about Hockeyville for a second time? My only explanation is this: community spirit is contagious. Believe me, if it wasn’t, I’d be writing about something else entirely. I’d be writing about a topic that any North American could identify with since my column publishes beyond my hometown and I don’t want to bore my readers with articles they can’t relate to. But who hasn’t at some time been caught up in the frenzy surrounding a special event in their own city, whether it be a festival, a parade or a sporting event? And who hasn’t known someone who’s miserable about all of it in the face of other people’s joy? As thousands of my fel-

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On A Brighter Note low residents have banded together in the last five months, writing letters and logging countless hours in an effort to win the bid for Kraft Hockeyville, there are a few who spend almost as much energy complaining about the whole idea. If you’ve never heard of Hockeyville, it’s a contest sponsored by Kraft that gives smaller communities across Canada a chance to win $100,000 in arena upgrades, gain national exposure and receive the exciting opportunity to host an NHL game at their very

she was a fun character to play for a few hours. Being negative is tough. I know this because I get that way from time to time and it’s physically and emotionally draining. Switching gears to a more positive attitude isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort. And the effort so many people have put into winning this contest has been worth it too. One of the things that divided our new municipality a few short years ago was deciding on our name. That resolved, there’s now an overwhelming majority of us excitedly united and hoping to be called Hockeyville. Win or lose, that wonderful solidarity is an amazing prize that’s already ours. To watch the video of me being a grumpy grump reporter, please visit


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own rink. At this final stage of the contest, my hometown of West Kelowna is one of the five finalists and the frenzy here has hit impressive heights. And while it might appear that it’s because of the prizes being offered, I believe it’s because of the strong camaraderie being felt in a community that once felt very divided. In my mind it’s proof that positive energy and working for the greater good can affect people in powerful ways. But not everyone. “I think it’s stupid,” a grumpy gal told me one day. “It’s a huge waste of time. People need to get a life.” Oh well, you can’t please everyone. For fun I went out and conducted interviews with people and public officials channeling her grouchy attitude. While I wouldn’t want to live my real life that way,


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Rights and freedoms Editor: Too many kids in a classroom My marking’s 10 feet high That boy who sits in the back, I can’t identify. Not sure who’s weak, Or who’s strong. “With all of “I need help, Mrs. us crammed Drew.” in here, there’ll “Um, I’m sorry. Remind me. be no room to Who, again, are you?”


With all of us crammed in here There’ll be no room to breathe. I hope all the new technology will teach us how to -SQUEEZEQuiet time and getting help will be things left in the past. And that one fact alone sounds like students are put last. Hey kids, how will you like school when the fun stuff’s been removed? “Hey, teacher, can we play a game?” “Only if it’s government approved!” And I’ll find it hard to do what I think is best when my pay scale is attached to the scores of a standardized test. They say they’re so generous Giving $165 mil But it’s not for books or paper, Can’t pay the Hydro bill. And, let’s have a reality check, Let’s substantiate our fears. This supposed whopping monetary gift is to last THREE YEARS. I can’t say or do anything. I can’t express how I feel. Cause with one negative evaluation I’ll be out on my heel. No creativity, No seniority, My mouth’s been duct-taped shut *mumble, mumble, mumble* [student:] What? And to those who stand there wondering, “Why bother? You’ll never beat ‘em” Because, my friends, This happens to be about our rights and freedoms. If I can stand up, say, “No!” And make a better world for you I’m sure it’s clear. I’ve made my point. That’s exactly what I’ll do. Carrie Drew Quesnel

Letters to the Editor

Last vestiges of winter As the snow recedes and the river thaws, local residents look forward to trees budding out, flowers poking their heads out of the ground and warming temperatures as sure signs of spring. Danika M. Hébert photo

Are you listening? Editor: An environmental scientist warns of the likelihood that the coast of British Columbia, including the Lower Mainland, could be under water and Hope could become ocean front property if global warming continues. Well, there is a solution that is both ‘green’ and economical. Build islands and a 100’ dike around English Bay, Richmond, the foreshore of the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet using garbage, instead of hauling it 350 kms to Trash Creek! Theoretically, it would be possible to build a garbage-filled land bridge to Vancouver Island with a six lane toll highway, thereby making the BC Ferry fleet

redundant. Looking further ahead, consider the additional land mass to be had by filling in the Strait of Georgia, land not under Indian land claims! Its real estate value would be astronomical and allow Vancouver to become the megalopolis it has long sought to be, simultaneously allaying fears of oil tankers ruining the environment as a bonus. Tapping the methane gas from the percolating refuse would supply energy needs, allowing natural gas to be shipped to less fortunate countries that produce less trash. Elizabeth May, are you listening...? Todd Birch Quesnel

It’s time

Editor: Obviously, Mr. Ken Coombs does not live in West Quesnel, so does not have to drive everyday trying to avoid a road that is nothing but pot holes. They have been “repaired” for years, but now there is nothing left of the original surface. Anderson Drive from Baker School is not only an embarrassment, but truly a danger zone. Yes, it’s fine to show off a lovely downtown area to visitors, but let’s give our local taxpayers some consideration. Anderson Drive is a very busy road with school buses, logging trucks and residential traffic all the time. The time has come, let’s repave this section of the road. Mivia Hayman Quesnel

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THE ROADSHOW IS COMING T0 QUESNEL: — 4 Days Left! — 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. “I was very pleased to see that there was this much value in that old box!� Larry commented. “I have never been much for jewellery so I didn’t know what was in there all these years.� Larry traded in his jewellery box for $3,700! Expert appraiser Luc Bergevin explains, “There 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!� At an event, a woman named Lise Archambault arrived with a lot of silverware. “I’m sorry I didn’t polish it�, 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! “I am very happy that someone else could enjoy my silverware... but even happier that I can now take an overdue vacation!� 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. “We 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,� expert appraiser Lawrence Tyee explained. He went on to say, “more and more people are cashing in their coins for their silver content, which is wise because of how much silver is worth these days!� 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: “While 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 1950’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!�

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2012 PEEWEE TIER 3 B.C. HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS Tournament banquet Executive director of the BCHL, Dave Sales, addresses the crowd.

Shane Thon of Fraser River GM presents one of the players who won a Team Canada jersey. Cathy Mason, district director for the North Central division of B.C. Hockey draws the winning ticket for the 4-wheeler and Win McDevitt was the lucky ticket holder.

Quesnel played hard against four of the 10 teams at the Pee Wee tournament with two wins, one loss and one tie to their credit. Carole Holtzman and Jonas Gagnon photos

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Freedom is the essence of living



can smell own choices. spring in the Sometimes air and I look people speak for other signs of a vengeful such as RobGod looking for ins and crocus revenge, an angry plants to push up Creator bent on through the soil. punishing people Each spring I for the rest of their am somehow lives for mistakes transported down and bad judgment Captain Jim Vanderheyden memory lane to they have made Salvation Army places that were in their youth or filled with innoeven last week. cence and wonder. The truth is this is not so and I wonder how many of us rethe gospel (which means “good member catching butterflies and news”) tells us so. putting them in pickle jars when God has all of eternity to punwe were young. I know I can ish the “wicked.” He isn’t using and I remember how mom would any of that up right now how or explain that you could only keep why would He? None of us have them in there for so long without become what He is making us in food or water and that eventually to yet. Jesus said “come to me all they would need to be set free. of you who carry a heavy burden You see freedom is the essence of and I will give you rest.” living, like air to breathe and rest This sounds to me like a God for the weary; no one can prosper who is searching for His lost, without it. wooing them to Him, sending His We humans love freedom, for comforter to all who call on Him. better or worse we desire the right Sometimes when you take the lid to choose our life’s course for off the pickle jar it takes awhile ourselves and we are not happy for the butterfly to leave but when someone or thing has power choices that are made while lookover us. ing heavenward are choices made Even if that freedom eventually with a clear mind and heart. leads to enslavement the conseJim VanderHeyden is a capquences seem a little easier to live tain with the Salvation Army in with when they are a result of our Quesnel.

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hen Ed Zaruk rented a Cessna 180 for a twohour flight around the English River system north of Kenora, Ontario in 2004, little did his wife Marian know it would last seven years. Zaruk was researching his award-winning fictional book Alter and Throne and as he gathered material, not everything fit within the book framework so he would put it aside. “I realized there was no written record of the Ontario Central Airlines which was the unnamed airline across the dock in Alter and Throne,” Zaruk said. “I felt the whole story of OAC needed to be told and I’ve always believed bush pilots should be one of Canada’s legends.” Bush pilots and the crew of people that kept them flying is the superstructure of Zaruk’s newest publication Ontario Central Airlines, the Kenora Years which is his compilation of seven years of personal interviews with pilots, aircraft mechanics, former managers and dispatchers. The book also contains 24 glossy pages of photographs never before published. “From Piper Cubs to Norseman and DC-3s, OCA’s fleet was a training ground for many pilots who

Bush pilot historian, Ed Zaruk presents living history Marian Zaruk photo of OAC. would go on to careers with major airlines the world over,” Zaruk said. Beginning in 1947, Gordon Hollinsworth and Rex Kitely purchased two Fairchild 82 float planes from Grant McConachie and Canadian Pacific Air Lines and many of the customers which operated out of Red Lake and Kenora, Ont. The bush pilot connected vast wilderness lands to the rest of the


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bought the fleet in 1952, primarily to supply transportation for clients at his prestigious, fly-in resort, Ball Lake Lodge. Eventually OAC had 30 float planes running unscheduled charters serving other flyin operations, prospectors, mines, commercial fishermen and First Nations communities scattered about the sparsely populated wilderness of Northwester Ontario. However, this book is not only about planes and the history of Canada’s aviation beginnings. This is a book about the people who breathed life into that history. The people who

shared their stories with Zaruk (who also worked for Barney Lamm in the 1970s at Redditt, Ont.) “This book is not about economic development or the history of bush pilots in Ontario, but rather a chronicle of the daring, resourceful, fearless bush pilots, aircraft mechanics, former managers and dispatchers who made this history possible,” Zaruk said. “This book belongs to those who made the history.” Ontario Central Airlilnes, the Kenora Years is available at Cariboo Keepsakes, at aviation museums across Canada and from the author’s website


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Fight Back Team

Teens add their voice to the Relay For Life fundraiser May 26 in LeBourdais Park. Cathy Briggs photo

Teens join the fight to kick cancer to the curb ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


hey’re bright, enthusiastic and despite their name, Fight Back Team, is all about fun. They aren’t a traditional Relay For Life team, in fact most of the members actually participate in Relay for other teams, but they have a vital and important role during the May 26 event in LeBourdais Park. “We feel we are the youth voice in the fight against cancer,” Fight Back team captain Meaghan Ryley said. However, Meaghan admitted she first joined the Fight Back Team because she loves to be on stage and Cathy Briggs pitched the concept as entertainment and a

positive, upbeat presence during Relay. “We started with the high school Fight Back Team four years ago, it was our way to get students involved with Relay as they are the next generation to carry on the fight against cancer,” Briggs said. “The first year, students did an incredible video interviewing people in the community, asking two questions - how have you been affected by cancer and what would you do to fight back. “The second year, students did a second interview but it was all about what is cancer. They interviewed a science teacher, an oncology nurse and cancer survivors - it was amazing. Their message from the stage

was excerpts from the various people they interviewed and gave their perspectives of the disease. “Last year was the great play with four cancer heroes who successfully fought Tyranno Tumor - it left me in tears because of the incredible impact of their message.” Meaghan’s first introduction to Relay was in 2010. She was a Miss Quesnel candidate and part of the program was helping out on Relay day. In 2011, Cathy showed a group of about eight girls a flash mob video about the fight against breast cancer. “It was so cool and so inspiring and with last year’s super hero theme, it was easy to come up with ideas,” Meaghan said. “But that was in April

and we didn’t have much time. This year there are so many more of us and we’ve been planning since January.” Although short on details (keeping their plans a surprise for Relay day) Meaghan did say with the three Miss Quesnel Royalty and seven candidates, along with the other members of Fight Back Team, they are planning a much bigger production. “We plan to build anticipation throughout the day,” she said with a secretive smile. “I’m hoping we can have our own tent in the park to establish a presence during Relay.” Krystal Conway joined the Fight Back Team this year because she wanted to be part of such a great event.

“Everyone has a connection to cancer,” she said. “I know many friends whose family has been affected by the disease.” Krystal has been on a regular Relay team for the last three years and is looking forward to expanding her role through the Fight Back Team. “Fight Back is more entertainment and we get together at various times during Relay day and perform skits, flash mobs and also help organize games,” she said. For Krystal, Relay day is all about hope and everyone together, she said you really feel the strength in numbers. “We’re a small town, but with a big heart,” she said. “Everyone, from all


walks of life, come together to fight cancer.” Briggs added these students are an inspiration. “They see the world from a very different perspective – and their way of getting their message across is very different than how our generation would do it,” she said. “They amaze me with their ideas and their energy and their enthusiasm - and they totally inspire me, both personally and professionally.” There’s still time to form a team for the May 26 Relay For Life. For information, answers to questions or how to become involved with Relay, contact Michelle Godfrey, 250983-8815.


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Listening to You, Speaking out for the Cariboo

Hager’s Keys for a Cause aids fire fighters memorial Need a key cut? Now is the perfect time to visit Hager Lock and Alarm as the company is offering, for a minimum donations of $5, unique keys with fire fighting logos, in support of the Fire Fighters Memorial Monument slated for LeBourdais Park. “We hope the community sees this as an opportunity to not only purchase high quality, unique keys but also to stand behind our firefighters,” Hager’s Laurie Perkins said. Hager is also building a mini-memorial window card display with names of those who donate. Drop by 376 Kinchant St. and have a key cut.

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MLA Musings

Where’s the Workforce Plan? Last week the Minister of Finance floated the idea that BC might support the relocation of welfare recipients, on a voluntary basis, from the Lower Mainland to parts of the province where there are job vacancies. As many people have pointed out, this appears to be an ill-formed idea for a multitude of reasons. However, the fact that the idea is being floated is quite telling and speaks to an issue that the government must start to grapple with in a more deliberate way than simply floating out trial balloons. That issue is where we’re going to get the trained workforce to support the variety of major projects and resource extraction opportunities that will be, potentially, initiated in BC over the coming decade. I’m up in the Peace Region this week, examining the expansion of the oil and gas industry here. There are a lot of Alberta license plates in Ft. St. John and a large portion of the workforce in the Northeast is “fly in fly out.” That means BC isn’t maximizing the job potential of its shale resources for British Columbians and its not maximizing the revenue flow to the BC treasury, as non-resident workers pay their income taxes in their home province or territory. The proponents of the first LNG plant in Kitimat have stated publicly that worker shortages will threaten the economic viability of their and other LNG projects. The costs of the Site C project, if approved, are likely to escalate dramatically as well due to workforce issues alone. Supplying the workforce for eight mines and nine mine expansions, four LNG plants, various pipeline projects, the rapid expansion of shale gas development, and all the associated service sector businesses that will supply and support these major projects will require creative thinking and deliberate planning – by government. Only government has the overall responsibility and the capacity to do this level of planning. It will demand a higher level of coordination and thoughtfulness than simply floating out trial balloons about relocating welfare recipients. And, it’ll require an increased investment in post-secondary education and training, not the decrease we’re seeing in that budget item over the next three years. For the Cariboo Chilcotin region a well-planned workforce transition strategy is needed as soon as possible, as our log supply will decrease dramatically, as early as three years from now. If we don’t have a plan for this transition, then it won’t just be welfare recipients who will need help relocating for work.

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What’s the history of your land?


n old building with large glass windows, just off Highway 97, brought the thought that – How often do we know the history, the people and the events that occurred at our house or lot or farm. When the current owners of a piece of land bought the place from Larry Bell in 1974, it had all the appearances of an old stage coach post although it is not listed anywhere. An old HBC branding iron from days of yore was found in an old sod roofed log barn which seems to confirm its historic past when Fort Alexandria nearby was a major centre of the fur trade. Ashcroft, 200 miles away, was the main supply spot for the area which sits now beside the CNR (was PGE), the Fraser River and the highway. As reported in “Tribute to the Past” the Macalister and Williams families, settled on a land bench beside the river and developed their farms (when trapping and farming were the only sources of employment.) The two families supplied the necessary eight to 10 children and built a one-room school about 1912. In old pictures, the single pane windows were made up of several small panes in multiples 9, 12 or 16, brought in from Ashcroft by horse and wagon. Alexander Mackenzie had passed this way in 1793, Simon Fraser in 1808, the

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Historical Footnotes

Cariboo Waggon road in 1864, the Collins Telegraph in 1866, the Yukon Telegraph in 1898, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in 1912 and now Highway 97. In more recent times, 1974, the Amos and Maybee families who had left Port Hardy and its airport (where they knew teacher Jim Girvin)

bought the land. They were new to farming (milking a cow was a whole new experience) but tried everything and learned the hard way. Their first hay crop was mouldy from high moisture. Over time they had ponies, goats, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, horses and up to 23 cows. Fruit trees also did well in the micro climate. There was one house on the property which fitted them well. It had been occupied by a German fellow who gave the new

owners his pictures of the site. One is attached. Arnold (deceased) and Vera (she is 89 years old) Maybee put up a house above the old one; while Jim and Linda (nee Maybee) Amos lived in the historic house below. Just south of their place, is the restored PGE Train State house, which in summer is a cafe and nostaligic place, it too carrying on the history of days of long ago. Andy Motherwell is an amateur historian and regular Observer columnist.

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Saying goodbye to an angel and a thank you to all that helped us get through it. We would like to say a huge thank you to so many people. I really don’t know how to begin to thank all of you wonderful folks that gave so willingly and generously. First, Sonja Anderson and Mary Herauf your kindness will be remembered always. You took a week off work, borrowed a van and drove the kids and myself to U of A Hospital in Edmonton to see our beloved Tisha once more. Mary you held on to those reins when the rest of us were falling apart. Sonja, your loving and caring heart was so much appreciated. To all of Tisha’s friends and families of her friends, such a big thank you for supporting your children by sending them or bringing them to Edmonton to say their goodbyes to a beloved friend. As we all hoped and prayed and cried and hugged each other, we drew strength to go on from day to day during that very difficult time, you all made such a big difference. August 15, 2011 was the day we had to say our final goodbye to our cherished and much loved gorgeous Tisha. Part of all of us died that day along with her. God had plans for you that we can’t understand right now. We miss you and love you so much. Coming back to Quesnel where her Celebration of Life had to be planned, we were again amazed at the outpouring of love. The caring hearts of all of Tisha’s and our friends and families. Thank you to all who brought food, flowers and cards. Thank you for every prayer that was prayed, every hug, every tear. We want to thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts. To teachers, coaches, friends, and of course her relatives, we are all so very grateful to each of you. Mary, the barbeque and our final farewell to Tisha at the lake was so special. Thank you Sonja and Mary for all your support and the love you so freely gave to Tisha and us. Last but by no means least, to Sue and John for opening their home for the tea. To each and everyone that brought the wonderful fruit and baked goods for the tea. If ever we lost our faith in humanity, it was certainly restored in a big way. God bless you all. Josh and Jonathan for doing the eulogy, you both did a great job and made us all proud of you. To Kayleigh, Abby and Kirsten, how you did it, I don’t know, but I do know that you touched every heart that heard you. We thank you and love you forever. Abby to you for wanting to do something special in Tisha’s memory, you and your friends made angels that we as relatives and friends could take home and keep as part of a memory of an angel we lost. Tisha will live in our hearts forever and so will the memory of all our family and her great friends, that helped us through the most difficult time of our lives. Thank you so much...the Redden Family


Katimavik says goodbye and thanks for the hospitality Since their arrival in Quesnel, Jan. 4, Katimavik volunteers from all across Canada have been overwhelmed with the community’s generosity – especially that of the local residents who recently opened their doors to welcome these young people into their homes for 12 days. Group members were amazed at the warmth shown by the Quesnel residents who showed them a local perspective of the town and wanted to take the time to thank their hosts. During the billeting period, youth continued to volunteer locally while taking advantage of a privileged opportunity to experience daily life in the region. “Billeting was a nice opportunity to absorb the real Quesnel community,” Alex Beaumont Vachon, 17, from St. Felicien, QC, said. “It’s very interesting to see how people can be so welcoming to a person that they never met before and when they aren’t familiar with his culture, his way of life and even his language.” Now nearing the end of their stay in Quesnel, the Katimavik youth are gearing up for their move to Montreal, where they will spend their final three months in the program continuing their volunteer work and developing lifelong personal and professional skills. They would like to take the time to thank the community and invite you to a farewell party, March 23, 6 p.m. in the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association board room. For further information on Katimavik visit or visit www.gokatimavik. com.

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Heartbreak on ice

Whistler victorious JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter With an unbeaten streak during the Championship, the Whistler Winterhawks won a decisive first place leaving Vanderhoof Bears to accept silver. “It was our goal at the beginning of the season – not just to be here – to win,” Dan Davis, a coach of the Winterhawks, said. The game, with a final score of 1-0 in favour of the Winterhawks, was a nail biter until the last second ticked off the clock. Both teams played hard, with the Winterhawks managing to only post one goal and the Bears locked out by the Winterhawks goalie. In the last minutes Vanderhoof, with victory just beyond their reach, pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, but the Winterhawks managed to fend off all six of them and keep the tenuous lead till the end. Davis credited the win to the depth of skills in the team and their focus. “The kids kept their eyes on the prize,” he said. With the final horn going the Winterhawks piled onto the ice in celebration, while parents, up all the way from Whistler, cheered from the stands. Organizers of the event were happy with how the tournament came off. “One of our main objectives was to do a good job so people would leave with a good impression of the town and I think we accomplished that,” Gerry Ortner, the tournament committee chair said. He estimated the tournament brought in about 500 people, with most kids being accompanied by one or both of their parents. And while all the kids played hard and kept it clean, it was the Kerry Park Islanders that captured the Fair play Award for their great attitudes.

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Quesnel Thunder was within a hair’s breadth of making the finals before the Bears woke up and managed to even the score during playoff action at the PeeWee Tier 3 Championships. “We had them right where we wanted them going into the third,” Dustin Peacock, Quesnel’s coach, said. The score was 4-1 in favour of the Thunder for most of the game and, after a couple well-fought games against Semiamhoo and Kerry Park and a difficult loss to tournament-leaders, Whistler, Quesnel Thunder were going to the finals, as long they kept the Bears from scoring three goals in the the third. Then the walls came down. In the last period the Bears managed a three point, unanswered run that netted them the tie and an entry into the finals. “We sat back on our heels and let the momentum shift to the other side and we just couldn’t recover,” Peacock said. Though Vanderhoof and Quesnel had both won two games, and lost one, the semi-final position went to the Bears on goals for/against, the tie breaking procedure for the BC Hockey association. “The kids were pretty crushed,” said Peacock.

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n a classic matchup between the only squads to have occupied the FHL Penthouse this season, it was the Serenity Builder bunch who wanted it more in a 4-2 victory over Bear. That makes it two wins in a row for the Builders over Bear, but rumour has it the Communicator Video Crew has already dissected the root cause of Serenity’s sudden supremacy and a remedial plan is currently being drafted. Much like the contest three weeks ago, Serenity used a strong fore-check and the odd back check, which forced the Bruins into costly turnovers. Taking advantage of the loose pucks was Kevin (Big Daddy) Hesslegrave who scored a beauty for his newborn son and collected a pair of assists for his twins. Benefactors of his tiptop play were Brent

(The Greek) Sales and Troy (Story) McMillan who capitalized even strength but couldn’t muster much on a pair of man advantages. In the penalty filled contest on rink 2, Fraser River dominated Blue Collar in every aspect of the game except Sin Bin attendance in a 5-1 victory. The result gives the Chevy Crew 13 wins this season, which is significantly more than the average third place seed in the long and distinguished history of the FHL. Earning a modified Gordie Howe Hat trick which has now been renamed a Dave (Chainsaw) McCulloch Hat trick of a goal, an assist and a penalty was Chad (The Comet) Swanson who set up Brian (Bubba) Inwood’s third of the season to go with an unassisted groin puller and a phantom penalty call. Opening up the scoring for the River-

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PAPERBACK WRITER (El Capitan) Carter who scored the winner and Steven (Stamkos) Dodge who has now scored more goals the past three weeks (2) than he accomplished in the previous two years. Also scoring for Serenity was Ray (Flying) Friesen who pinballed a puck into the net and several Bear forwards out of harm’s way in front of (Magnificent) Mike Moody in the Builders cage. Replying for a Bear squad who are searching for the Magic that followed them earlier in the season was Jimmy

men was Grant (Plants) Johannesen as (Silent) Seth Phillips utilized his patented Savardian Spinarama move to notch a goal of his own. Also scoring for the powder blue persuasion was Jim (Bon) Scott who has finally rounded into form after a mid season to forget. Skewering the goose egg that was only minutes away from fruition was BCS sparkplug Ken (Quicksilver) McMillan who went coast to coast to avoid being shut-out for the third time this season. Reminder: Next week’s scheduled game is postponed until March 28 due to Spring Break. That will be the final game of the regular season. Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Serenity Builders and an Observer contributor.

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Despite best efforts Correlieu Clan AAA basketball team wasn’t able to secure a win at the championships in Langley. Evan Seal photo, Surrey Leader

First ‘AAA’ provincial run in many years JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Clan faced stiff competition at the ‘AAA’ Boys Championship in Langley and, despite a noble effort, were unable to win a game. “It was a real eye opener,” Team Coach, Dustin Clauson said. “We hadn’t played anything of that calibre before.” It was the first run at ‘AAA’ provincials the team had made since 1995, when it was changed down to a ‘AA’ school. Despite the somewhat disappointing finish Clauson was happy with the season.

“Just to go to provincials was a victory,” Clauson said. The team had expected more out of their provincial run than the 0-4 record with which they came out of the tournament but, despite the disappointment, the team still enjoyed their time in Langley, he added. For Clauson, who had been coaching the seniors since they started senior high basketball, it was an exclamation point to punctuate their story together. For the rest of the team, the competition was equally well received. “I’m really proud of the kids,” Clauson said.

Roll remarks on her Biathlon experience


Madison Roll earned a bronze medal at the B.C. Winter Games.“You never know what to expect going into a biathlon competition. I sprained my ankle during our first morning run and I managed to destroy three ski poles in two races. It snowed a ton, but the trails were awesome. Some mornings it was unbelievably cold, so loading clips with frozen fingers was a bit tricky. The competition was tough, as there were many talented biathletes participating. Being a part of the BC winter games was truly an amazing and unforgettable experience. Thank you to my coach at the Games, Erica Erasmus, and to my three coaches in Quesnel – Jim Crellin, Rob Johnston, and Peter van Leusden.” Contributed photo



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155 Malcolm St.

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Aroma Foods, Michael’s, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Sears, Husqvarna, Smartsource, Extra Foods, Canadian Tire, Staples, Home Depot, Kal Tire, Eagle Building Supplies, Safeway, Princess Auto Ltd, Wal-Mart, SaveOn-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, JYSK Linen

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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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Coming Events

Coming Events

Quesnel Mixed Slo-Pitch

Quesnel Health and Community Services Expo

2012 Annual General Meeting and Registration

Saturday, March 31 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre Community Services Displays & Information

Thank you for caring.

Wednesday, March 28th - 7:00pm Boston Pizza Sports Bar - no minors Voting in new executive. New teams and members welcome. If you have any questions, please call/text Carrie 250-991-9332

Thanks Quesnel Mixed Slo-Pitch would like to thank all the 2011 sponsors for their continued support.

Keynote speaker goes here and Health Screenings

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To register for a screening, call the Arts and Recreation Centre [Registration instructions here] at 250-992-8200. Includes location, date, contact

Lost & Found

information and door prize mentions



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In Memoriam


• Self-Care for the Caregiver - Leanne Jones, Support and Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of BC • Healthy Cooking Demo - presented by the Coronary Health Improvement (CHIP) Project • And more!

Quesnel & District Branch 1000 Carson Pit Rd. Quesnel, BC V2J 7H2 Ph. (250)992-7722 The following animals have been brought to the Q & D SPCA as a stray:

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- Male Tan & White Puppy found on Mathews Rd. Barkerville Hwy. - 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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- Male Neutered Cat senior - white and orange well fed cat found on Hydraulic road.
















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Business Opportunities

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted Inland Kenworth Parker PaciďŹ c in Quesnel, B.C.

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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 BeneďŹ ts 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 CertiďŹ ed Business Counsellor) at 250-991-5132 to take the next step.

is looking for an energetic person with excellent customer service skills to ďŹ ll the position of

Full Time Service Writer. Please forward resumĂŠ: or 3150 Hwy. 97 North Quesnel, BC

Funded in whole or in part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement



Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Information Sessions EXPERIENCED AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSON REQUIRED Taylor Automotive Supplies Ltd., a Tasco Supplies owned Company is currently looking to acquire experienced auto parts counterpersons to join our team in Quesnel and Williams Lake. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of frontline auto parts experience in a competitive, fast paced environment. Desired skills would include mechanical aptitude, computer proďŹ ciency with electronic catalogues, multi-tasking capabilities and a sense of urgency in providing excellent customer service. We offer a professional working environment with a relaxed atmosphere and a competitive compensation package. Quesnel applicants with experience can apply in person or email to: Taylor Automotive Supplies Ltd. – Attention: Manager 449 Legion Drive, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A5 250-992-7259 Williams Lake applicants with experience can apply in person or email to: Taylor Automotive Supplies Ltd. - Attention: Manager 345 North MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1N4 250-392-7742

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Find out more about these upcoming programs

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM April11 4 --6:00 April 6:00pm pm (Program scheduled to start Jan. 2013)

SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM April 25 - 6:00 pm (Program scheduled to start Sept. 2012) Topics to include: • An overview of the program • Structure and delivery of the program • Admission requirements • Program costs • Application process

Western Forest Products Inc. is seeking a General Manager Log Sales to join our Log Sales & Marketing Group. This senior role represents a signiďŹ cant opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is seeking a leadership role in this important segment of our business. Reporting to the Chief Operating OfďŹ cer, but working closely with our Timberlands and Fibre Supply groups, you will oversee our log marketing plan and manage all facets of our log sales. SpeciďŹ cally, you will manage our log sales team, and further develop strategic business relationships with our critical partners with an objective of increasing margin for the company. You come to Western highly respected by your peers and with uncompromising integrity. A detailed job description can be viewed at

You possess a post-secondary degree in Forestry or Business Administration with 10 years progressive leadership experience in the business. Ideally you have knowledge of coastal ďŹ bre ows and experience in log trading. You are known for your ability to translate ideas and strategy into actions which deliver strong ďŹ nancial results in this complex decision making environment. More importantly, you are recognized for your integrity and respected by your peers and colleagues for your transparent business approach. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company operating primarily on Vancouver Island. The Company’s focus is on the solid wood sector and includes timber harvest and lumber manufacturing. The Company is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please reply in conďŹ dence:

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: Application Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2012 Reference Code: GM - Log Sales




Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Required Immediately. Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician for Vernon Dealership. Our Heavy Equipment Technicians maintain, repair and rebuild heavy equipment at our shop and in the ďŹ eld in a safe, efďŹ cient and capable manner. QualiďŹ cations required: Journeyman certiďŹ cation. Have a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety. Able to meet the physical demands of a Heavy Equipment Technician. Working knowledge of computers. Experience in the Forestry and construction Industry. Woodland Equipment Inc offers excellent wage compensation, extended health beneďŹ ts. On-going industry training and year round employment. We are one of the largest Hyundai dealers in Canada and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the Workplace. Come join our team in sunny and warm Vernon, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities. Please forward your resume via email to rgilroy@woodland No phone calls please.

S lives here. It’s here in our community. Please make a difference by volunteering.


Help Wanted

The 2012-2014 Campus Calendar will be arriving soon. Email to reserve your copy.

100 Campus Way, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7K1 250-991-7500 • TOLL FREE 1-888-660-7500 • Fax 250-991-7502

We’re on the net at www.bcclassiďŹ

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Sclerosis Society of Canada S Multiple

If you think you need to upgrade your education to access these or other programs, register for the next placement assessment test scheduled April 5. Call for more details.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 heavyequipment

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. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: TrafďŹ c Control (agger) 2 day classes PG Apr 2/3 New $260 Renew $150 call 1-866-7372389

Barkerville Historic Town is seeking 1 full-time and 1 full-time seasonal Heritage Building Conservation Worker to perform carpentry, maintenance, operational and general labor duties, starting mid-April, 2012 at the rate of $22.41 per hour. The successful applicant will be required to follow WCB regs and the Barkerville Heritage Trust’s policies and procedures. Minimum requirements: t 4VDDFTTGVM DPNQMFUJPO PG SFDPHOJ[FE IFSJUBHF CVJMEJOH conservation program at an accredited learning institution; t (PPEVOEFSTUBOEJOHPGIFSJUBHFDPOTFSWBUJPOQSJODJQMFTBT EFGJOFEJOUIF4UBOEBSETBOE(VJEFMJOFTGPS$POTFSWBUJPO of Historic Places in Canada; t "CJMJUZUPSFBEBOEVOEFSTUBOEBSDIJUFDUVSBMESBXJOHT t "CJMJUZUPTBGFMZPQFSBUFQPXFSBOEIBOEUPPMT t (PPE VOEFSTUBOEJOH PG 8$# SFHVMBUJPOT BOE TBGFUZ policies; t 7BMJE$MBTT#SJUJTI$PMVNCJBESJWFSTMJDFOTF t (SBEFUXFMWFFEVDBUJPOPSBSFDPHOJ[FEFRVJWBMFODZ For more information, visit htm4FOEDPWFSMFUUFSBOESFTVNFUPW.G. Quackenbush, Curator at or by mail to Barkerville Historic Town, Box 19, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0. The closing date is April 2, 2012 at 1:00 PST.

BARKERVILLE HISTORIC TOWN, BC’s exciting heritage tourism attraction, is seeking: An Administration Clerk/Revenue Clerk to provide general administrative support to Corporate Services and the CEO. The successful applicant will process accounts receivable, fulfil general administrative duties and act as a relief cashier. This is a temporary, part-time position for 2 days/week (Saturday and Sunday), from May 12 to September 30, 2012. Minimum Requirements: t (PPELOPXMFEHFPG.JDSPTPGU0GGJDFTPGUXBSF t (PPELOPXMFEHFPG2VJDLCPPLT1SFNJFS t #PPLLFFQJOHBOEGJOBODJBMFYQFSJFODF t (PPELFZCPBSEJOHBOEEBUBFOUSZTLJMMT t &YDFMMFOU DPNNVOJDBUJPO TLJMMT BOE BCJMJUZ UP QPTJUJWFMZ interact with the public.

A Bookkeeper to perform daily financial functions including processing accounts payable, preparing reports and reconciliations, and making sure that revenues, FYQFOEJUVSFT BTTFUT JOWFTUNFOUTBOEQBZSPMMTZTUFNTBSF correctly processed. This is a full-time position from May to October and part-time from October to April. Minimum Requirements: t %FNPOTUSBUFEGJOBODJBMPSCBOLJOHFYQFSJFODF t 'PSNBM CPPLLFFQJOH PS BDDPVOUJOH DPVSTFT 1SFGFSFODF given to completion of a business administration diploma or a minimum of two years in a recognized accounting QSPHSBN t (PPE LOPXMFEHF PG .JDSPTPGU 0GGJDF TPGUXBSF BOE 2VJDLCPPLT1SFNJFS t "CJMJUZUPNBOBHFNVMUJQMFJTTVFTBOEBEKVTUUPDIBOHJOH priorities. 1MFBTF TFOE ZPVS BQQMJDBUJPO UP Barkerville Heritage Trust, Attn. Matthias Koch, Box 19, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0 or email'PSGVSUIFSJOGPSNBUJPO QMFBTF visit our website at The closing date is March 21, 2012 at 12:00 noon.

THE QUESNEL CARIBOO OBSERVER Carriers Required • Baker, Twan • Willow, Alder, Panarama Ridge • Robin Rd, Hilborn Rd • Basalt, Granite, Jade Quartz, Mica • Gook, Ariel Dawn, Cody Dale, Croft • Bettcher, Lewis • Reid, Sheppard, Barlow, Carson, Mclean, St. Laurent • Beryl, Dragon View, Flint, Gook, Jasper • Healy, Lewis • Robertson, Ryder • Abbott Drive • McNaughton, Reid St. • Fiege, Pedersen, Vachon, Viker • Giesbrecht, Manweller, Morast, Redden • Phillips, Brears, Enemark, Neighbour S • Brears, Britton, enemark, Phillips N • Neighbour, Sanderson, Thompson Pederson • Barlow, Callanan, Gray, Vaughan, Sheppard, St. Laurent • Warden, Webster, Winder • Rolph St. • Racing Rd. • Ash, Cedar, short, Kerouvac, Elm St. • Mystic Ave.

Anyone interested in these routes please call Denise @ 250-992-2121 661262 BC Ltd.(o/a Tim Horton’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. Accounting Clerk needed. ProďŹ cient in spread sheeting Excel. Working knowledge of Access is an asset. Familiar with monthly accounting cycle and payable processing. Please drop resume of to box “Câ€? c/o Quesnel Observer 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel BC V2J 2A8. 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 Canadian Western Mechanical requires a full-time Licenced Refrigeration Mechanic. ASAP. BeneďŹ ts, relocation assistance, competitive wage. Fax or email resume to:, fax 250-992-9012 or call 250-9929807. Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail Manager/caretaker position avail for mobile home park in Quesnel April 29, 2012. Suitable for retired/semi-retired couple in good health. Accommodations provided. Please forward resume to T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502.

Medical/Dental Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771


Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT Full Time-preferred candidate will have previous experience, with a min. typing speed of 50 WPM. Please submit hand written cover letter with resume to: Holley Clinic 348 Front Street Quesnel BC V2J 2K3 Attention: Office Manager Deadline: Noon, April 12, 2012


Financial Services

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate



Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

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.

Classifieds Get Results! Misc. Wanted 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.

1995 14’ Mobile home, Ridgewood This well loved home offers 3 bdrms and an oversized storage shed. Located walking distance to all your shopping needs. Pets welcome with approval. Pad rent is $235/mn which includes sewer, water+ garbage collection. You will appreciate the 2x6 construction and generous sized pad and new 30 yr. roof. This home is located in the popular new family section of the River Walk MH Park community. Close to shopping/Quesnel Golf Club and connected to the Quesnel River Front walking loop this is an ideal location to settle in and live affordably. $64,900 Contact Ken @ 250-878-9111

Call Wayne Seale... 250-991-8170 • 250-747-3753 250-992-7202

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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.

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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Beautiful 2010 model. 16’ wide, never lived in, surprisingly spacious w/2 bdrm, 2 full baths, great kitchen, drywalled, vaulted ceilings. Now just $105,900. #3710

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Immaculate 2009 Moduline in a quiet park. Bright and open w/2 bdrms, lovely kitchen skylight, vaulted ceiling, B/I china cabinet. $88,900. #3711

Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

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Legal Services

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Pets & Livestock

Pets BEAGLE puppies. (7 puppies) $900. Vet checked, shots. Ready to go April 15. 250-3953178.

Merchandise for Sale

No Parties, No Pets References Required

951 Abbott Drive


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Apartments Bachelor - $500 + 1 Bdrm. - $525 + 2 Bdrm. - $600 + No parties, No Pets References Required

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Auto Services

Auto Services

Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

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

Trades, Technical

Bonus* 6-month Roadside Assistance Program. Get 6 months of worry-free driving with your next Lube, Oil & Filter.

Recycling Lovely 2 bdrm mobile home and addition just moved to quiet 1 acre in Kersley. New paint, siding, well, septic, newer flooring. Great starter at $124,500. #3675

Suites, Lower

Auto Services

Apt/Condo for Rent

Quit. Before your time runs out.

Homes for Rent 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 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

FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593/(250)992-5597

Commercial/ Industrial


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For Rent or Lease 276 Reid St. - 1600 sq ft Downtown core - Street Level - Available Immediately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177 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.

1485 sq. ft. office space, 2nd floor, 300 block Reid St., downtown Quesnel. Quality building with updated space. Avail May 2012. 250-992-7028

575 Doherty Drive


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

3000 sq ft shop, 3 doors, 16 ft ceiling, on 3 acre commercial lot + 1 bdrm suite, 2 baths/ shower. $750/mn. (250)9927625

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 Cozy 1 bdrm suite, close to school,& mall.$475/mo n/p, n/s Call 250-992-8715 Large 1Bdrm. bsmt. suite in Red bluff, w/d hookup separate entrance & carport. (250)747-3109

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Scrap Metal - Steel – Copper – 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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Garage Sales Moving Sale house hold items, furniture (bdrm suite) computer 1 (250)992-2937

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB Diesel pumps, Aluminum pipe, hoses and fittings. Highlands Irrigation Serving Miners Since 1974 1-800-665-5909 Dresser TD8G bulldozer, 7300hrs., $20,000. Ford F550 2003 flatdeck w/ball. $17,000. 30 yard/hr. gold trommel, new, never used. $25,000. Equipment can be viewed at Fox Mtn. Wms. Lake. hst applicable. (250)392-1113, mobile (250) 302-1198.

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

Certified Electrician

The successful candidate will be a certified electrician (BC/IP),with preference given to candidates who have experience in the lumber manufacturing industry. Preference will be given to candidates who have Allen Bradley PLC experience. Ability to troubleshoot and repair VFD drives, optimizer systems, scanners and computer skills would be an asset. The successful applicant must be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Alternate schedules and shift work will be required for a demanding, high paced environment. Excellent wages and benefit package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423. Interfor’s Board of Directors approved a $24 million capital plan to upgrade the Company’s Grand Forks and Castlegar sawmills. The plan involves the installation of a new small log line at Grand Forks to replace existing two-line facility, along with funds to complete the installation of an automated lumber grading system. The Grand Forks project is budgeted at 19 million and will incorporate the same technology recently installed at the Company’s Adams Lake sawmill. Construction will commence in the first quarter of 2012 and will be completed in mid 2013

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Interested applicants should forward a resume, or complete an hourly application available at the Grand Forks Office by April 15, 2012 and forward to: Ken Makortoff, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: (1) 250-443-2434 or email: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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*Applicable taxes are extra. Special offer is valid only l on 2008 8 model-year d l H Honda vehicles or older. Offer valid until June 30th, 2012 at participating BC Honda Dealers. Roadside assistance coverage begins once your BC Honda Dealer receives your validated Honda VIN; coverage limits apply to some services. Canadian VINs only. Offers subject to change without notice. See your BC Honda Dealer or visit for full details.


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Cariboo Honda

161 Marsh Drive • 250-992-8371 • 1-888-992-8371

Quesnel Cariboo Observer March 23, 2012 B5

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY QUESNEL OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING April 9, 1 p.m., Seniors Centre. For information contact Morris, 250-9838363. PAW S 4 T H O R P H OTO G R A P H Y FUNDRAISER Show your support for Thor, and get a free photo session: $20 donation – 5 photo disc session, $50 donation –10 photo disc session, $100 donation – 20 photo disc session with Alluring Photography. Visit, AlluringPhotography or e-mail DOG AGILITY WITH KAY WHITEHEAD owner and trainer of four agility trial champions, and the instructor of many others. Call 250-9923881 for details.

WEDNESDAY 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. PUPPET STORY TIME, April 4, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at new literacy centre, room 206 CDC building, street level. Books and snacks for everyone. 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.


HOUSE BREAKFAST April 5, 7:30 – 10 A.M. help launch their new local, street level of CDC building, room 106.

FRIDAY YOUTH ACTION TEEN GROUP to play a wheelchair basketball/floor hockey game against a few local dignitaries 10 – 11 a.m. From 11 – 11:30 a.m. Spring Break Camp, arts and rec centre Rick Hansen group coming to the facility to take part. They will assist making replica RH Relay medals with kids. 11:30 a.m. – noon, community presentation at Arts and Rec Centre (Lounge) from Rick Hansen committee. FAMILY FUN BAKE SALE March 23 – 24, downtown at Four Corners 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. QUESNEL MULTI0PLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING March 30, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at City Hall iln CD Hoy Room. Guest speaker, Pharmacist to speak on latest drug thearapy. For details call Donna, 250-9923369.

SATURDAY QUESNEL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA March 24, Seniors’ Centre 5:30 p.m. FAMILY FUN (RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM) BOTTLE DROP OFF March 24, Safeway parking lot, Call MaryAnn, 250-249-5720. The team also recycles ink and toner cartridges and cell phones. Drop off recyclable bottles and cans or they will pick up. Q U E S N E L HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES EXPO March 31, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Arts and Rec Cen-

tre, comprehensive health maintenance screening, $10 – to register call 250-9928200. SPRING FLING FAMILY DANCE March 31, 7 p.m., Bouchie Lake Hall, live band Two Rivers, Tickets are $15/ adults and $10 student (youth/child) Door prizes and a buffet at 10 p.m., Red Eye Service by donation. Tickets must be pre-sold, available at Good4 You and Planet 2, Circle ‘S’ Western Wear and Rockey’s. CROONERS CAFE March 31, family oriented, open-mic entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m., entertainment starts, 7:30 p.m. in the Anglican Church hall. Entertainers free admission, audience pay $3/person or $6 for a family. INTERACT CLUB (YOUTH DIVISION OF ROTARY) DESSERT NIGHT FUNDRAISER 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 building 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 GARAGE SALE AT

SENIORS’ CENTRE April 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., tables are $10/ each. Call Marion Gordon, 250-7471746 or Seniors’ Centre, 250-992-3991. QUESNEL ELKS LODGE GARAGE SALE April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To donate for the sale call Tim and Sheila, 250-9925082. ALEX FRASER PARK SOCIETY AGM April 17, 7 p.m., Seniors’ Centre. 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.

SUNDAY RICK HANSEN RELAY leaves from Spirit Square March 25, 10 a.m. SPOOKTACULAR BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE April 29, Rev. Bowling Lanes, For details on forming a team or other aspects to this event, contact Joanie, 250-9927257. Register online

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 MENT


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 hours Tuesday –Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 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. Sandwich board on sidewalk means a consultant is in to serve you. 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. DO YOU LIKE TO SING? Karaoke at the Legion, Friday nights, 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. CELEBRATE RECOVERY program, sponsored by Cariboo Liberty Place, for implementing a Christ-centred recovery at Victory Way Church, every Thursday, 7 p.m. For information call Ed, 250255-0880. QUESNEL TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, from 7 – 9 the College of New Caledonia. Come and visit and learn about improving your communication skills in a warm and friendly environment. Are you new to Quesnel? It’s a great way to get connected. Contact Ruby at 250-747-1180 or

Debbie Planeta 250747-0415 or Diane Giesbrecht 250-7474643. GRIEF SHARE RECOVERY SEMINAR and support group for those who have lost someone close to them. Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Northstar Church, room 109. Call Northstar Church, 250-9928830 for information. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets 2nd Sunday of the month, 1 p.m. at Seniors’ Centre. For information call 250992-8568 SALVATIONARMY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Come and be part of helping others in Quesnel. Call 250992-8784 or drop in and talk to us. Set your own time and hours when it works for you. God Bless.

JAM AND DANCE AT THE LEGION every Friday night. Call Sharon 250-9925315.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. A regular 20-minute laughter session can have a profound impact on our health and well being. Have some fun and come to “Laugh for the Health of it” at Quesnel Laughter Club. First Tuesday of every month. Laughter starts at 7:30 p.m. at Heather Hartridge Personal Fitness Training, 1215 Cariboo Hwy N. (across from Co-Op), enter at the back of the building. Everyone welcome to this free activity. Donations accepted to help cover costs. For information, call Chris 250992-8271.

QUESNEL HEALING ROOMS every Monday 7 – 9 p.m., every Wednesday 12 – 2 p.m. (except holidays) at Bethel Church, Coach Road, Are you sick? Do you know someone who is sick? Bring them to be prayed for. For information contact

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.

COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS O R G A N I Z AT I O N (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations wishing to affiliate or individuals wishing to become members contact Ernie Bayer, 604-576-9734, fax: 604-576-9733 or email ecbayer@shaw. ca.


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What Rhymes with Dye? List 10 words that rhyme with "dye." 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) Some answers: by, cry, dry, eye, Áy, fry, hi, lie, my, pie

Name That Spot

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Hunting for Easter eggs 2) G R A _ _ can be loads of fun. Fill in the blanks to name some 3) T I _ E S _ I N _ of the spots outside where you might Ànd an Easter 4) B I _ _ B A _ H egg hidden.

5) W H _ _ L B A _ _ O W 6) L A _ N C _ A I _ 7) S _ N D _ O X

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Recipes Delicous raisin bread waffle-toast A

t the next weekend brunch, why not serve all the family favourites in one dish? This recipe gives them the taste and sensational aroma of French toast, Belgian waffles, and raisin bread combined into one. It’s made with the traditional Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread and only takes 15 minutes from start to finish. Encouraging the little ones to help with this dish will inspire family time in the kitchen as well as at the breakfast table. Delegate tasks to little early risers by having them measure the ingredients, soak the raisin bread, and personalize their own waffletoast with toppings like fresh strawberries and icing sugar. Use this cooking opportunity as a teaching experience with your kids and soon these early morning duties will become cherished family time. Raisin Bread Waffle-Toast Prep time: 5 minutes Bake time: 10 minutes Serves 3 Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 tablespoons (45 mL) milk

2 tablespoons (30 mL) packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) vanilla extract 6 to 8 slices Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread 1 tablespoon (15 mL) butter (optional) Directions: Heat a traditional or Belgian style waffle iron. Whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a shallow dish. Dip raisin bread into egg mixture one slice at a time. Place in waffle iron, close iron and grill until golden and baked through, about 3 minutes. (If not non-stick, brush iron with melted butter or spray with cooking spray.) Makes 6 to 8 waffle toasts. Tip: If you don’t have a waffle iron, place soaked bread slices in a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side until toasted and cooked through. A video of this recipe, with a step-by-step demonstration, is available online at www.sunmaid. ca.

Fish makes a symbolic Easter dish


rom ancient times, many different cultures and religions have placed a high value on eating fish at their traditional feasts, probably due to the fact that at least 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. At Eastertime in the Christian communities for example, fish is often served as a symbol of biblical lore. Try experimenting with salt, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, with fruit—and it may interest you to know that corn syrup makes for a perfect glaze as you see in this recipe for Cumin Glazed Grilled Salmon. Since there has been some concern recently about high fructose corn syrup, it is worth noting that Crown Golden, the corn syrup of choice in this recipe, does not contain high-fructosecorn-syrup: Cumin Glazed Grilled Salmon Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground cumin • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt • 1/2 teaspoon fine grind black pepper • 1/2 cup Crown Golden no-high fructose corn syrup • 4 salmon fillets (6 to 8 ounces each/ approx 200 g each) Heat a dry non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Add cumin and toss for 1 to 2 minutes until cumin is toasted. Use care not to burn. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Combine cumin, garlic salt, black pepper, and dark corn syrup in a small bowl. Mix well. Brush glaze over both sides of the salmon. Grill or broil, turning once and brushing liberally with glaze. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until salmon flakes easily.

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BCTF president Susan Lambert Black Press photo

Teachers to vote on strike action TOM FLETCHER Black Press The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is going back to court to challenge the legislation that has put an end to its latest strike action, but teachers will be back on the job once spring break is over. At a news conference in Vancouver Wednesday, BCTF president Susan Lambert announced that union members will take part in a provincewide vote on April 17 and 18 to decide if they

will withhold voluntary extra-curricular duties to protest Bill 22. The legislation gives the provincial government the authority to impose heavy fines for strike action during an imposed sixmonth cooling-off period. A second member vote would have to be held with majority support before the union approves any strike action that would defy Bill 22 and trigger fines of $1.3 million a day for the union and $475 a day for individual teachers.

Year-end report cards will be completed to allow students to apply for scholarships and post-secondary education, Lambert said. Lambert appeared to rule out any further workto-rule action as students return from spring break, but she left the door open for individual districts to begin immediately withholding voluntary extra-curricular duties such as coaching that are done outside of school hours. “We’re a federation of

autonomous locals, and yes, they will be making their own decisions,” Lambert said. “The plan envisions a province-wide action, and that would be one that would I guess join up with the local actions that have already been started.” Bill 22 goes beyond forcing an end to the strike that has had teachers refusing to complete report cards or meet with administrators since last September. It reimposes restrictions on class size and special

needs support that a B.C. Supreme Court decision last year ruled were done without adequate consultation. Lambert said that will be a focus of new legal action. “Bill 22 addresses the judgment by repealing it in one paragraph and reinstating it in the next,” she said. “That’s more than arrogant.” Education Minister George Abbott returns next week from a 10-day visit to China promoting educational exchange. He said he will appoint

a mediator when he returns, to seek agreement within the terms of the government’s two-year wage freeze. The BCTF did not release the “action plan” worked out during delegate meetings in Vancouver this week, but did indicate that it rejects a provision of Bill 22 that could pay teachers extra if they teach classes of more than 30 students. Lambert termed the extra pay offer “cash for kids” and called it “totally unethical.”

Jumbo resort finally gets green light TOM FLETCHER Black Press After 22 years of waiting and debating, the B.C. government has given approval for the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal near Invermere. Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett made the announcement in Victoria Tuesday, while NDP MLA Norm Macdonald led the latest protest in his home constituency of ColumbiaRevelstoke where the project is located. If it goes ahead as

planned, Jumbo Glacier Resort would be the only glacier-based yearround ski resort in North America, roughly the size of Silver Star resort near Vernon and about one tenth the size of Whistler. The master development plan approved by the government allows for phased development of 6,250 beds, up to 23 ski lifts and a 3,000 metrehigh gondola overlooking a glacier-fed lake. Thomson said the latest delay came after the Ktunaxa Nation declared the resort area a spiritually significant site in 2009. There has been extensive

consultation with the Ktunaxa and Shuswap Indian Band based in Invermere on the proposal, and the B.C. goverrnment’s legal advice is that the spiritual declaration does not represent a valid territorial claim, Thomson said. A wildlife management zone will be established in the region, to protect the three to four grizzly bears that have been identified by DNA testing and the rest of the local wildlife, Thomson said. Macdonald said it was “tremendously disrespectful to make this announcement in Victoria

instead of coming and facing the people of this valley.” Bennett said a local announcement would have produced “1,000 people on either side of the street” continuing the argument that has divided the region for two decades. Bennett credited the tenacity of resort developer Oberto Oberti, who first identified the site as an architect working for Japanese investors more than two decades ago. Oberti is hoping to have major construction complete by 2014, when the project’s environmental permit is due to expire.

Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announce approval of master development agreement for Jumbo Glacier Resort Tuesday in Victoria. Black Press

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Re-seeding is an easy way to revive a lawn As our springtime lawn goes from soggy lifelessness to vibrant green, many homeowners are inspired to try their hand at improving the health and appearance of their turf. Re-seeding (or overseeding) is an easy way to revive a lawn but can deliver mixed results, so applying a little expertise will ensure the effort isn’t wasted. “You are right that some dedicated attention to our lawn is required from time to time,” Scott MacDonald at Scotts Canada, a leader in this field, said. “Overseeding will add significant new life— and that includes thickening the turf to crowd out weeds and help prevent damage by insects and other elements. However, simply throwing some seed over troubled areas rarely gives the lawn the boost it needs.” Instead, MacDonald points out that a few dedicated ‘overseeding’ steps will make all the difference. For example, sufficient water for the seedlings is going to be vital to your success. “If the seed dries out, it dies out so keeping it moist is critical,” he continued. “It’s true that this requirement is not always easy for busy homeowners, so why not improve the odds for success by using waterretaining seed? Look for the advanced Coated Grass Seed by Scotts Turf Builder. “It’s a premium blend and each seed is wrapped with a water absorbent coating that

acts like a sponge to retain water. This means with gradual moisture release, the seeds have a better chance to stay hydrated even if you miss a day of watering.” For optimum re-seeding success, here are a few more tips from Scotts: • First step: mow the grass shorter than normal, 1-2 inches high, to ensure the seed has direct contact with the soil. • Rake thoroughly to remove thatch and debris and to loosen the ground. • Optional steps for best results: aerate the soil and/or apply topdressing. Aerating helps the lawn to absorb water and nutrients easily, assisting the seeds to lodge and grow. Topdressing involves adding a layer of quality lawn soil or triple mix to the area. Read the label to be sure the soil is weed-free. • Apply the Coated Grass Seed with a broadcast spreader according to directions on the bag. Before purchasing, consider the growing conditions. Sun exposure for example is the main factor, so choose a seed mix that matches a high, medium, or low amount of daily sunlight. • Apply a specialized seed food like Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer. 6. Water immediately and keep the spots moist until the seed fully germinates. –Newscanada

Painting provides a quick pick-me-up to any home Like any home décor trend, painting trends come and go. From sponge and stenciling to accent walls and painted chalkboards, new innovations have paved the way for exciting developments. If you are looking to give your home a quick pick me up, nothing is faster, easier and less expensive than a fresh coat of paint. According to The Home Depot Canada, here are some of the most popular painting projects and solutions for spring. Paint the unexpected: Traditionally, colour has been reserved for the walls only. This spring, consider introducing paint to everything from worn wood furniture and floor boards to the ceiling. Whether you apply a muted

tone, bright hue or a dynamic check pattern, you will be amazed at the results. Paint and go: Paint technology has come a long way in saving time. Whether one room or the whole house is on the spring checklist, make any paint project easier with a premium paint and primer all in one. Available in a wide range of colours, Behr Premium Plus has received rave reviews. Colour match it: Sometimes inspiration is found from that perfect colour in a piece of art or even a throw pillow. Now you can bring in a home accessory or fabric swatch to the Colour Solutions Center at The Home Depot and an associate will replicate the colour in a can of paint. Imagine the possibilities. –Newscanada

Transform your kitchen with easy do-it-yourself projects As the hub for so much of a family’s activity, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a home. So it’s no surprise that with all the cooking and entertaining, the heart of the home can suffer from some natural wear and tear. The good news is making kitchen cabinets look like new again can be quite cost-effective with some easy do-it-yourself projects. Here’s how. Update the hardware. Chipped or worn or out cabi-

net knobs and pulls are easy to replace – and affordable too. Prices range from about $1 for a basic knob to $5 for a beautiful polished nickel knob or chrome finish handle. Brighten with a fresh coat of paint. If new kitchen cabinets are not in the budget, consider updating worn or wood grain finish cabinets using a cabinet transformation kit. RustOleum offers an easy do-ityourself system that requires no stripping, sanding or prim-

ing. It’s also available in a light and dark colour option. Add panel moulding. Another option for giving cabinets a facelift is adding more detail – essentially a panel effect – with wood moulding. This do-ityourself project will require more work, but results in a completely new look. Once the moulding has been applied, finish with a fresh coat of paint and enjoy the transformation. –Newscanada


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