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Pieceful Pleasures Quesnel Quilters Guild held their quilt show at CNC/ UNBC this weekend with beautiful quilts hanging from the rafters, on frames and displayed in booths were vendors offered a variety of quilting-related items for sale. Crowds fill the atrium and entry to the facility. For more photos see Friday’s Observer. Annie Gallant photo

Q-Town scores in bottom 18 Bank robber nabbed AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter The Gold Pan City, once again, has been named one of the worst places to live in Canada. MoneySense has released its findings of the best and worst places to live in the nation; Quesnel scored 172 out of 190. Last year the Gold Pan City sat 176 out of 180. “While we can’t gauge many of the elements that people enjoy in their cities, the nearness of family, the friendliness of neighbours or even great sunsets, we

have measured what can be measured and compared what can be compared from towns and cities across our provinces and territories,” the article explains. The 2012 piece measures 190 cities (up from last year’s number of 180). The rankings are based on information gathered from Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomeration areas. Each community ranking was based on 105 points: Walk/bike to work – seven points. Weather – 18 points. Air quality – two points. Population

growth –10 points. Unemployment – 10 points. Housing – 15 points. Household income – four points. New cars – four points. Income taxes – two points. Sales tax – one point. Crime – five points. Doctors – six points. Health professionals – four points. Transit – five points. Amenities – three points. Culture – bonus points (up to five). The piece, Best Places to Live 2012, displays cities’ ranking in each category and total ranking, but not the points allocated. Quesnel’s weather came in at 40 out of




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190, while culture scored 183. Topping the list for best place to live was Ottawa, while New Glasgow bottomed out the list in last place. Williams Lake took second to last at 189. The following is the Gold Pan’s rankings in the category out of 190 cities. Walk to work, 146, housing, 50, household income, 96, discretionary income, 76, new cars, 189, population growth, 59, low crime, 184, doctors per 1,000 , 161, weather, 40, jobless rate, 181, culture, 183.

AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter A 41-year-old male is in police custody following a bank robbery in Quesnel. Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a bank robbery. Staff at the Scotiabank called 911 after a lone male entered the bank, demanded money and quickly fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Members of the Quesnel RCMP were in the area and apprehended the suspect within minutes – less than one block away. The man was arrested for robbery and will remain in police custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Suspicious fire Investigation continues into the suspicious fire which caused

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more than one million dollars in property damage to logs and machinery near Nazko First Nations Reserve last Tuesday night. Shortly after 10 p.m. May 8, Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a fire burning on Baezaeko Road near Nazko. Upon arrival, RCMP observed a large log dump pile (containing approximately 4000 cubic meters of wood) fully engulfed in flames. The fire is estimated to have caused well over one million dollars in property damage to logs and equipment and has been deemed suspicious. RCMP and Forest Services continue their investigation. Anyone with any information, call the Quesnel RCMP, 250-9929211. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Margaret information about Sadlon of the CCCTA, visit Northern their website at www. Health provided landwithoutlimits. the Cariboo com. Chilcotin On the Road Regional Hospital District Board with June 14 and 15, Cariboo an overview of current health Regional District directors are issues in the Northern Health travelling to the Barkerville administrative service area. Heritage site for the first of The presentation included two Board on the Road events information on orthopaedic, in 2012. mental health and addictions In celebration of the 150th out-patient, dietary, primary Anniversary of Billy Barker’s health care and elderly Gold Strike, the CRD is care services at GR Baker holding its Board meeting Memorial Hospital in June 14. June 15, the board is Quesnel. holding a Committee of the Sadlon also discussed the Whole meeting in the morning facilities and services at followed by a joint meeting Dunrovin Park Lodge and the with the Regional District of de-commissioning of Baker Fraser Fort George to discuss Lodge. Further information issues of mutual interest. A about Northern Health is free community BBQ will be available online at www. held in Barkerville, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in honour of Barkerville’s anniversary.


Phyllis Webstad presented an update to the CRD board on the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem/High Bar First Nations petroglyph repatriation. The repatriation of the petroglyph will be held at 3 p.m. June 13 at the Churn Creek kiosk.

Tourism Amy Thacker, CEO, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) presented current information about tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin. For further

Support The Cariboo Regional District is contributing $5,000 to the Barkerville Heritage site. The funds will be used to help reproduce the original Williams Creek Schoolhouse in Barkerville. The original Williams Creek Schoolhouse, an iconic Barkerville landmark, was destroyed by fire decades ago. The funds will be presented in June when the CRD Board of Directors travels to Barkerville for its first 2012 Board on the Road event.

Funds The Cariboo Regional District approved up to $500 of Electoral Area D Director Initiative Funds to conduct two meetings within the electoral area. The first meeting is planned for June and the second meeting will be in September The board also approved authorization of the allocation of up to $500 of the Electoral Area D Special Initiative Funds for two communication signs to be erected at McLeese Lake and Wildwood Transfer Station sites. Later in the meeting, up to $151 of Area H Special Initiative funds were approved for a sign that will promote the new Forest Grove Farmers’ Market. In the north Cariboo, up to $2,000 of Special Initiative Funds will be shared equally among Electoral Areas A, B, C, and I to support North Cariboo Agricultural Marketing Awareness projects.

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HOST FAMILIES For exchange students who are arriving August 25th. These students will be coming to Quesnel, for the school year, as part of a cultural high school exchange program. Students come to experience Canadian lifestyle and contribute fully to the home and family environment. The students agree to ďŹ rm but fair behavioral expectations. Homes must have a bedroom for the student. Families will receive a fee for hosting the students. Students are ages 14 to 18, from a variety of European countries such as Italy, France, Switzerland, and many more! An exciting and rewarding cultural experience awaits your family! The students are anxiously waiting to hear who their Canadian families will be. If you are interested in more information or applying to be a host family, please contact: Nikki Ribeiro, 1-800-297-1551 or email, or visit our website to download and ďŹ ll out the host family application

The Cariboo Regional District is providing letters of support for The Potato House Sustainable Community Society for three grant applications to be submitted in 2012. The Society is submitting grant applications to Farm Credit Canada’s Agrispirit Fund, the BC Community Gaming Grant program and CCBAC to support the Potato House Project.




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Top: Mayor Mary Sjostrom and Mayor Zhang Zhaomin of Longyan, China share a laugh at a reception welcoming the Canadian delegation, May 10. Longya is a small city by Chinese standard – roughly four million people. The Canadian delegation is made up of delegates from City of Quesnel, Chamber of Commerce and Mission, Rocky Mountain, Gulf Islands and Nelson. The team was in several locations in China exploring international investment and education opportunities; middle: SD28 superintendent Sue Ellen Miller and Longya Middle School Number 2 principal Deng Wenda sign a Memorandum of Understanding, May 11, to explore future educational exchange opportuntiies between the two; below: the Canadian delegation was greeted at the school by more than 1,200 students and representatives from several Longyan schools.


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The Cariboo Regional District is proposing a change to the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks service taxation boundary. The current sub-regional recreation taxation boundary was established 30 years ago and therefore doesn't reflect new subdivisions and development that have occurred at the edge of the boundary. As part of our public consultation process, we will be hosting information sessions in your area about the proposed changes. Affected residents will also be receiving further information in the mail. For questions on the proposal, contact the Cariboo Regional District, Manager of Community Services at 1-800-665-1636 or Comments and feedback may also be provided directly to Regional District Directors in the north Cariboo.

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Freemasons celebrate 25 years with Canadian Cancer Society A special ceremony was held at the new Kordyban Lodge in Prince George May 4th to commemorate and celebrate the contribution made by the Freemasons of British Columbia to the Canadian Cancer Society. The Freemasons’ Most Worshipful Grand Master William R. Cave, from Quesnel, was on hand to celebrate the occasion and give a speech. “Since 1989, the Freemasons Cancer Car Project has been providing free transportation to thousands of cancer patients in Vancouver, the Interior and on Vancouver Island,� Cave said during the speech. “Starting with just two vehicles in 1989, The Cancer Car Program has now grown to a fleet of more than 16 vehicles, which provides approximately 35,000 patient–rides each year.� Now, with the construction of the


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Cathy Adair, vice president, cancer control, Canadian Cancer Society for BC and Yukon gave many thanks to the Freemasons. “We are very thankful for all the Freemasons have done for the society,� Adair said. “Their members volunteer tirelessly and do so much for people with cancer. “The Freemasons deserve much recognition for all the work they do.�

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Early diagnosis is important in many diseases and doctors are hoping for success in studies being carried out to find a “biomarker� in the blood that would indicate dementia may be brewing. One biomarker has already been found that predicts low oxygen in the brain. This is an early indicator of dementia. More work is to be done but the future is looking brighter for early diagnoses of dementias. With at least five years of post-secondary education and a strong love of science and service, pharmacists love their work. In 2011, we again topped the polls as the most trusted profession in Canada. This love of our profession translates to the public in this survey. Pharmacists are always ready to provide helpful advice on all matters pertaining to health and medications. You can trust your pharmacist.

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Local libraries have recently learned that the federal funding they receive for community access programs has been eliminated in the newest federal budget. Cariboo Regional District Chair Al Richmond estimates the total loss will be $22,000 for the libraries in the district. “I think the federal government has cut the funding because they are under the misguided belief that rural B.C. has high-speed Internet. That isn’t the case,” Richmond says, adding at least the provincial government came through with its library grants for this year. The pulling of the CAP funding comes after the CRD has purchased new computers for libraries in the region under its 2011 budget. When the board receives the information about the CAP funding being pulled at its next board meeting on May 11, however, it will have to find money to cover the program in its 2012 budget. “We’ve done our budget already and believe that free


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access to the Internet is paramount for our rural constituents and part of our library operations. So the board is not likely to pull the program.” Richmond doubts there will be anything but disappointment expressed by the board when they debate the issue. The good news is that currently staff tells him they can find the funding, although it will require some reallocating. “We have no intention of discontinuing the

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program, but we’re very disappointed that the cut has come,” Richmond says. New Democrat candidate Charlie Wyse is calling on MPs Dick Harris and Cathy McLeod to restore the cancelled computer access funds. “Locally, these cuts affect 15 libraries in the Cariboo region. These libraries — in larger centres like Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House and in rural communities

from Bridge Lake to Anahim Lake to Nazko — have lost the funds that provided computers, software and internet access for use by the public.” The total cut for BC libraries is $515,000, he says. In addition, the BC Library Association has urged the federal government to reexamine this decision to ensure that all Canadians continue to have critical access to current technology in their home communities.

Wyse says he is also calling on the provincial government to resolve this issue. “We need the provincial government to intercede in this matter on behalf of all British Columbians. In the 21st century, computer access should be available to everyone through their local library to access jobs, health information, and government services.” Harris couldn’t be reached for comment.

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CNC exceeds provincial average CNC exceeded the provincial average in 21 out of 21 key indicators when it comes to skill development and program studies, according to survey results from the B.C. government. CNC students also ranked the college above the provincial average when it comes to overall satisfaction with studies and their main reason for enrolling being met, stated the annual Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey. “We are just thrilled that students have given the college an A for the third straight year,” Randall Heidt, CNC director of communications and development said. CNC exceeded the provincial average in the category “main reason for enrolling met,” scoring 3.30 out of 4 compared to the provincial average of 3.19. The college also scored 3.41 out of 4 in overall satisfaction with studies, compared to

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the provincial average of 3.32. The 2011 DACSO survey also showed CNC scored above the provincial average when it comes to quality of instruction, scoring 4.22 out of 5 compared to the provincial average of 4.15. Amount of practical experience also ranked high, scoring 4.03 out of 5 compared to the provincial average of 3.97. Textbooks and learning materials also ranked high at 3.99 compared to the provincial average of 3.86, while quality of other tools and equipment scored at 4.03 compared to the provincial average of 3.96. “Our students are our customers and

they have sent a clear message that they are pleased with what we are doing. That’s great news for CNC,” Heidt said. “We will not rest on our laurels and will continue to try to improve wherever we can.” In the “Skill Development” category, top areas include: work effectively with others ranked the highest at 4.38 out of 5, compared to the provincial average of 4.27. The ability to read and comprehend materials was next at 4.25 compared to the provincial average of 4.17. The ability to analyze and think critically scored 4.24 compared to the provincial average of 4.16. Other statistics

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include: the ability to learn on your own – 4.23 out of 5 compared to the provincial average of 4.15 and speak effectively scored 4.05 compared to the provincial average of 3.91. In the “Usefulness of Studies” category, usefulness of training in getting a new job scored 3.45 out of 4, compared to the provincial average of 3.38. Usefulness of skills/knowledge in performing job scored 3.41 out of 4, compared to the provincial average of 3.26. The DACSO survey is on the B.C. Government’s website at: http://outcomes. Libraries/DACSO_ KOI/KOI_2011_pdf. pdf CNC is on page

19. The survey was conducted in the spring of 2011. Former students were contacted by telephone nine to 20 months after completing all, or a significant portion, of their educational program. Input was received from 14,697 former students from 20 participating B.C. post-secondary institutions, including BCIT, Thompson Rivers University, University of the Fraser Valley, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver Island University and Vancouver Community College. A total of 556 CNC graduates were surveyed for the study from a broad range of programs.

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Dancing with Shadows is a MOMS for RECOVERY GROUP which RUNS EVERY THURSDAY FROM 10-12 AND ANYONE IS WELCOME WHO IS A MOM AND IS OPEN TO SUPPORTING OTHER MOMS. On the 19TH of June the group will be having a bake sale and garage sale to help raise money to bring awareness and support for all mothers who are in recovery from any addictions. If you would like to donate for the garage sale please drop off items at the native friendship center on the 18th or call Adelea at 250-983-1571 or Kristy at 250-255-5359. Or you can leave a message for Charlene at 250-992-8347. Please come and support our event on June 19

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Caricature and Cartooning Weekend Workshop June 9 & 10 10 am – 4 pm $140 / $168 Learn to draw caricatures and cartoons! Williams Lake commercial artist Dwayne Davis will lead you through all the techniques in this fun weekend workshop at the Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre. Bring supplies from the list you receive at registration, catered lunch included. Open to youth age 13 & and adults.

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t’s going to take some time to turn the ship around, but at least there is recognition that B.C Ferries needs a major adjustment to how it does business. The reality is that the quasiprivate corporation simply can’t continue on its current course, and it will take co-operation between coastal communities, the provincial government, and B.C. Ferries to chart a more sustainable future for the service from which coastal residents all demand a lot. B.C. Ferries has worked within its contract with the province to provide a service with little success over the past decade. Now the ferry commissioner has a new mandate and more leeway in deciding how B.C. Ferries will look in the future. Some of those ideas will come from coastal communities and it will be up to those communities to make some extremely difficult decisions. As Transport and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom said, everything is on the table. In other words, the status quo can’t continue and communities will have to choose between reduced service levels or paying to keep current service levels. All other ideas, such as bridges or cable ferries, will be considered. At the same time, B.C. Ferries will have to dig deep to find $45 million in efficiencies, all in an effort to keep fare rate increases down and promote better ridership numbers. Whatever the process determines, B.C. Ferries is eventually going to look much different than it has over its previous 52-year history. There is a lot riding on this process. Our ferry system is part of our woven social fabric that includes our economy, tourism, food supply and how we choose to move around. That fabric has an ever-widening hole and it’s going to take all hands on deck working together to mend it. –Black Press

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he B.C. government has rolled out its plan to reform BC Ferries, continuing the structural and cultural shift that started when the Crown corporation was quasi-privatized in the early years of B.C. Liberal rule. Politically, there is a lot at stake here. Premier Christy Clark’s year-long “families first” routine boils down to two projects, reining in rate increases at BC Hydro and BC Ferries. For weeks, Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom has been signaling there are bad news to come. Sparring with the NDP in question period, he has bluntly and repeatedly said the days of fully staffed vessels sailing with a third (or less) of their capacity are coming to an end. Tabling legislation to give the ferry commissioner new powers over service levels as well as fares, Lekstrom revealed $80 million worth of sugar to help the tough medicine go down over the next four years. That’s on top of the $150 million annual subsidy. Quadra Island politician Jim Abram was first out with the predictable view

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B.C. Views of the Gulf Islands elite, dismissing this sum as paltry. It’s difficult to capture how self-centred and insulting this is, but I’ll try. Consider that the B.C. transportation ministry spent $460 million last year on highway operations. That’s for the province’s entire vast, weather-battered road network. This year’s operating subsidy to coastal ferries is approaching $200 million, nearly half of that. And increasingly, it goes to subsidize getaways for those who choose isolation for its own sake. Basic financial information also exposes the falsity of NDP ferry critic Garry Coons’ one-note critique. It’s part of the highway system, he constantly says, comparing empty ferries

Vancouver Island, had been quietly scuttled after the W.A.C. Bennett government was defeated by the NDP’s Dave Barrett in 1972. On a map, it’s clear this would have been the shortest route. Harvey says it would have cut travel time by half, and likely replaced the congested Horseshoe Bay dock. But Barrett would have had to tell his Nanaimo ferry union supporters that they were losing half their work hours. Tsawwassen to Duke Point is 65 km, compared to 54 km from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. A ferry worker’s shift includes two round trips and loading time. On the Duke Point run this meant at least eight and a half hours, “thus ensuring the crew at least one hour at double time daily and often more,” Harvey writes. “Later it became a scheduled overtime route.” Something to keep in mind as Adrian Dix and his crew of union bosses prepare to take the helm. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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with empty roads while ignoring the mandatory ferry staff and other costs. This fiscal-fantasy policy implies another huge increase in subsidy, much of it a transfer from working people to the idle rich who can afford Gulf Islands real estate. Coons can’t say how much, probably because he has no idea. A key legislative change will allow BC Ferries to use revenues from its profitable main routes to subsidize little-used runs. This would be even more important if those revenues hadn’t been squandered. And no, I’m not talking about the “fast ferries.” The story is detailed in Head On!, a 2004 book by former B.C. deputy highways minister R.G. Harvey. He describes how the Mike Harcourt government completed the “gross error” of building a new terminal at Duke Point, near Nanaimo. This run was to take truck and other traffic from congested Horseshoe Bay to the mid-Island from Tsawwassen. An alternative route from Richmond to Gabriola Island, with bridges to


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Editor: It is time you all grow up and get in the “real world.” When dealing with staff, things are not always what they seem. I myself have no idea why Mr. Stecyk is no longer employed by the city but having dealt with similar situations in the past I will throw out a scenario. All hypothetical. • The city was not happy with Mr. Stecyk’s performance. To outright fire him would probably lead to a long legal battle that neither side would want and which would cost taxpayers a lot of money • Mr. Stecyk’s lawyer wants his client’s reputation to be intact. • City council, not the mayor, on advice from their legal advisor work out a proposal that will sever Mr. Stecyk’s employment with the lowest possible cost to taxpayers. • Mr. Stecyk, on advice from his lawyer agrees to the terms on the condition that the final documentation shows he resigned for personal reasons and all terms be confidential. • The Mayor and council agree and the deal is done. Editor, I am not sure this was the scenario but having been involved along with your father while in public service I know this has happened in the past. Is it the ideal situation? Probably not. But I believe it is in the best interest of the taxpaying public. Let’s hope council now gets on with business. Mike Wright Quesnel

Great job Editor: On Mother’s Day, my mom and I attended a free dinner put on by Robin’s Donuts. No gimmicks, no catches, just pick up an invitation and attend. It was a very nice dinner that Vinnie had prepared just for the occasion. Cheerful and smiling, she welcomed everyone as she bustled around serving. What a nice way to give back to the community. Great food, great coffee, great service. Cheers, Vinnie, great job. Frankie Hong Quesnel

On the website Editor: Re: Coun. Thapar seeks mayor resignation, Observer online. I am astonished that severance pay is a confidential issue even though the information can be obtained under Freedom of information Act. As a taxpayer, we have the right to know how our money is being used by the city. I am wondering what they would have done to an ordinary citizen if he did the same things as what Mr. Thapar did. Let me remind you Councillors, the people of Quesnel have a right to know. Rajeev Kansal

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Letters and emails must include full name and contact phone number and should be 250 words or less. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for clairity, brevity and legality. Letters to the Editor, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8 email: Ph: 250-992-2121 Fax: 250-992-5229 Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


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hate to ‘dig’ up bad memories, but, do you remember the wet summer we had last year? I know most of you would rather forget but there is a reason for the flashback. Last year was a terrible year for ‘potato blight’, or ‘late blight’. The blight, Phytophthora infestans is the very same fungus that caused the Great Irish Famine in the late 1840s. Do you remember those dark blotches that appeared on the leaves and stems? In some cases, all the foliage turned black and died back right to the ground. The tubers had a brown decay starting at the skin and eventually caused the tuber to rot. Seemingly healthy potatoes later rotted in storage. Blame it on the weather and P. infestans. The spores of this fungus over-winter in the soil. That is why it is so important to rotate your crops this new gardening season. Do not

plant either potatoes or tomatoes in the same location as last year. Potato Blight also overwinters in any tubers that were left in the ground. So get rid of those new ‘volunteers’ as soon as they pop up. It is important to remove all of the infected tubers from the soil. It is better to burn infected foliage rather than compost it. Sometimes the compost isn’t hot enough to kill the spores on the leaves. To reduce the risk of infection, only plant certified seed that is free of late blight. Don’t overcrowd plants. Plant seed potatoes 40 cm (16”) apart in the row and have rows 90cm (three feet) apart. Avoid excessive vegetative growth resulting from over-fertilizing

or overwatering. Irrigate early in the morning so foliage has a chance to dry out during the day. Tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes so do not plant these in the same location as the infected potatoes. This year, we have a new variety of tomato that is tolerant to the late blight disease. ‘Lizzano’ is a patio cherry tomato with good flavor and lots of fruit. I leave you with some good news about the lowly spud. It has a bad rap for being high in carbohydrates and having a fairly high glycemic index (GI). This year we have a variety with a low glycemic index (rating of 58). Nicola has an oval shape with rich yellow skin and yellow waxy flesh. Good for baking or roasting. Nicola is excellent for boiling and salads. I say, ‘Bring on the butter!’ Jean Atkinson is a horticulturist with Richbar Golf and Gardens.

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Top left: the Quesnel Hotel has been a hotel site since the 1860s; below: the Mitchell House was constructed in 1907; bottom: Coun. John Brisco presents Mitchell House owner Julie-Anne Runge with the plaque for her building. Contributed photo

Real estate legacy Recognizing heritage properties preserves community history


wo heritage properties were recognized by the City of Quesnel at Council, May 7. Julie-Anne Runge, one of the owners of the Mitchell House, was in attendance to accept the plaque recognizing this heritage home, which now operates as a retail location occupied by Barkerville Fudge and the Bumblebee Boutique. A second plaque will be installed on the Quesnel Hotel. The site of the Quesnel Hotel has been occupied by a hotel since the 1860s. The first, built by Thomas Brown and Hugh Gillis, was called the Occidental Hotel. In his history of Quesnel, Gordon Elliott described it as “the most renown house and bar on the road to the Cariboo.” Edward Kepner purchased the property in 1907 and began a series of improvements. In addition to the bedrooms, it contained a saloon, dining room, dance hall and display rooms, where traveling salesmen could set up their wares. It was a focal point of both the social and business life of the community. In January 1916, a fire destroyed all the buildings on Front Street between Carson and Barlow Avenue, including the Occidental Hotel. Kepner, who had invested heavily in the property, was devastated since he was uninsured. William Thomas Ewing, who operated a number of businesses in Quesnel, including a butcher shop, purchased the lot from Kepner. In 1921 he purchased the vacant Anglican Boarding School, moving it to Front Street the following year. He renovated the building and opened the British American Hotel in 1925. He died in August shortly after opening. The Anglican Boarding School was built by the Norwood Brothers in 1914 on the 700 block of Kinchant Street. It was supported by a Church of England mission to Quesnel and was intended to provide accommodation and education (including religious instruction) to children who lived on ranches too distant to make the daily trek to school in Quesnel. It operated for a brief period between 1914 and 1916, but was closed due to lack of financial support and demand for its services. During the 1918 influenza epidemic, the building operated as emergency hospital accommodating 60 patients.

William Ewing’s widow, Charlotte, leased the British American Hotel to Grace Stanton and Dora Homan for five years until she sold the property to Percy Elsey. The two women had worked for Ed Kepner at the Occidental Hotel since 1910. After the fire, they purchased a house and ran a boarding house called Stan-Hom Lodge, using furnishings salvaged from the Occidental. Initially, they filled a void until the two hotels which had been destroyed by the fire could be rebuilt. After their stint running the British-American, they reopened Stan-Hom Lodge. It was Percey Elsey who renamed the building the Quesnel Hotel. He also hired John Lindbergh to construct the beer parlour on the south end of the building in 1933. Shortly after, he sold the building to J.D. Pearson and Robert Laughton. During the 1930s, with the increased business which resulted from the opening of the mines in Wells, both the beer parlour and restaurant were extended and the basement was renovated to provide accommodation at $.50 per night. The building has undergone renovations and updates over the years, to meet the demands of contemporary travellers, but has preserved the integrity of the original boarding school and a long history of hospitality at this location. The Mitchell House is another early building which has been moved to its current location.

The house was constructed in 1907 by contractor Harry Joyce and was originally located on Front Street where the Safeway Parking lot is now. It is unknown who lived here from 1907 to 1924, although it is likely that Joyce himself did, before moving into the house he constructed for his bride at 558 Front St. around 1911. The house is named after Archibald Mitchell, and his wife Edna. Archibald came from Scotland and was known by the nickname,“Scotty.” He first worked for Johnston Brothers Motors and served overseas during the First World War. Upon his return, he was employed by Public Works, later the Department of Highways, until he retired in 1958. In 1924, he married Edna Wells, who was born and grew up in Quesnel. They purchased the house when they married and raised two children here. The house was relocated to Maclean St. in 1962 to make way for the development of the supermarket. Edna continued to reside here until 1980 and passed away at the age of 101. The house is a fine example of the wood frame 1.5 story homes built in the early twentieth century. It is both one of the earliest surviving homes in Quesnel and is associated with a recognized builder. It has been successfully converted to commercial use, but retains many of its distinctive features such as the hooded dormer windows on the north and south side of the house, the large tri-partite window in the gable end, its enclosed, glazed front porch and the decorative trim at the corners of the building. The City initiated the Heritage Plaque program in 2010 to recognize properties which are deserving of particular recognition due to their historical or architectural significance, their state of preservation and their contribution to the streetscape. The properties are selected by members of the citizen’s advisory committee who helped develop the Quesnel Heritage Register. These two buildings join eight other properties already marked with bronze heritage plaques. – submitted by Elizabeth Hunter, Quesnel Museum and Archives manager.

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The Billy Barker Days Office, located next to the Information Centre, is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We hope you to stop in and see us. Check your 2011 Billy Buttons to see if you are a winner. Winning numbers are as follows: 1st Prize 1978 2nd Prize 1770 3rd Prize 748 Year-round Tent Rental is available through the Billy Barker Days Office. We offer tents for profit, non-profit and personal events throughout the year: proceeds support our annual Billy Barker Days Festival. Important Deadlines: Events Registration May 17th, 2012 Concession Applications May 24th, 2012 These applications and Forms are available on our web site at It is time to start thinking about entering the Parade and Decorating your business. We can assist you with Costume Rentals for these events. Due to a lack of entries we will not be holding our Kid’s Airband event this year. Stay tuned for something new to be held in its place.

Quesnel Community Foundation supports Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $700 grant for office equipment.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel has been creating friendships since 1978. In 2011, BBBSQ served 168 children/youth in the Quesnel area. Thirty children or youth received the benefit of a friendship with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Community In-School and Teen In-School Mentors were matched in a one to one relationship with 46 children or youth. For more info, call 250-992-7257, email, or visit


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Sports Weekend of speed

Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

Karting and MotoX kicks off Speed freaks and motorheads got their first taste of speed for the year, May 12 – 13. Half the motorsports on Oval road, karting and motocross, got started last weekend, splitting the air with the roar of small-bore motors and the smell of two-stroke exhaust. People from all over northern B.C., 160 racers just for the Motocross, came to take part in the fast and furious action. Clockwise from top left: The junior MX-2 race gets underway with riders jockeying for position; Jonah Brittons, Parker Engels and Jake Jose threw up roosters tails on the penultimate corner of the Motocross course in the super mini race; One of the smaller riders watching the action from the sidelines; A blur of speed captures the checkered flag at the karting course. Two young riders jump across the finish line; Two of the adult karters jockey for position midway through the race; Karters come down the Laguna Seca-like corkscrew. Centre: A rider flies through the air on the last jump of the course. Jonas Gagnon photos

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SPORTS Local riders

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Alec Gibbs scores his second of three for the night against the Twisted Cork/ Regional Security Stylers at the Prince George Coliseum. The Crossfire ultimately lost the game 21-7. Jonas Gagnon photo

Mis–fired on the road JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Crossfire stumbled against the Twisted Cork/Regional Security Stylers last Thursday, May 10, losing 21-7. The Crossfire were on the road for the second time this season, playing the Stylers at the Prince George Coliseum. With a couple players who just finished playing in the Junior A league, one of the most competitive levels of lacrosse, the Stylers had the advantage going into the game against the rookie-heavy Crossfire. Despite the loss captain and erstwhile coach, Pat Gibbs is happy with the progress of the team, calling it a work in progress. The Crossfire played hard in the first and second, managing to keep

their points climbing, but started to look a little winded by the third when their score stalled and the Styers’ continued their climb. “There’s a couple of us that could put a couple more (training) miles in,” said Gibbs. Alec Gibbs topped the team with 3 goals on the game. The team is looking forward to the return of Chase Jaegr, from Williams Lake, to the team from an injury early in the season said Gibbs. Jaegr broke his wrist in the Crossfire’s first game. The Crossfire play again Thursday at the Twin Arena’s against the Bandits. The last time the teams met turned into an intense game that more resembled outright war than a game. If the game hits half the intensity it did last time it should be a good show.


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Princeton played host to the Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo last weekend. Some of Quesnel’s finest placed well at the event. Ryan McNaughton, from Quesnel, managed to be in two places at once as he took first and second in the team roping category: first with Jeff Wills and a $772.56, each, purse; and second with Kyle McNaughton and a $426.24 purse for each. Wade McNolty, from 100 Mile House and Carey Price, from Kelowna took home $612.72 each for placing second. Quesnel local Caly Waterhouse took first in junior steer riding, followed by Devon Robbins out of Alkali Lake. Lane Wills and Jenna Waterhouse, out of Quesnel, took second in junior steer riding, $149.76, and third, $103.68, respectively in junior barrel racing. Tayler Cathart, Quesnel, got the $74.52, third place payout in junior breakaway roping. Wade McNolty took steer wrestling for the $599.76 purse. Cohord Mason, Kamloops, wrestled into second and a $458.64 payout, followed by hometown-hero, Norm Breen, in third for the $317.52 purse.


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May 13 - May 19, 2012 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 It's easy for your mind to wander and get caught daydreaming, Aries. That's because you are feeling a little restless and in need of a change. A vacation may just do it. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, though you're intent on saving money, some situations arise that will require you to open your wallet. But you can handle these unforeseen expenses. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, sometimes you are misunderstood and that can leave you feeling frustrated. It's best not to change a thing, though, because you want friends who appreciate you for you. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Exciting prospects are on the horizon, Cancer. This is something you have been looking forward to for quite some time, and you can only count the days until you get news. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have to fight for what you believe in, even if that means being unpopular with some friends and family members. Stick with it and you'll like the results. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, though it seems like you are caught between a rock and a hard place, there is a way out. It just may mean swallowing your pride -- something you may not find easy. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, accept help on an important project and things will go swimmingly. Just be sure to reciprocate that assistance down the line to show appreciation. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes the things you believe to be a big deal really aren't a big deal at all. Simply changing your perception about things can bring on real change. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 The biggest lesson you can learn is how to deal with conflict in a productive way, Sagittarius. If you look at your track record, you just may find that the old way isn't working. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you have a full plate but somehow you always manage to pull through -- even when you are all on your own with the work. Start scheduling a day off. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you have to be in the mood to finish some projects around the house. Procrastination won't help, but a plan of attack can help you get everything done. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, think about ideas for the future if what you are doing right now is not very exciting. Having a plan can keep you motivated. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 13 - Robert Pattinson, Actor (26) MAY 14 - Miranda Cosgrove, Actress (19) MAY 15 - David Charvet, Actor (40) MAY 16 - Pierce Brosnan, Actor (59) MAY 17 - Bob Saget, Actor/Comic (56) MAY 18 - Tina Fey, Writer/Actress (41) MAY 19 - Nora Ephron, Screenwriter (71)


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Lost & Found LOST at Save On Foods May 11 th Woman’s Oakley sunglasses (brown) if found reward offered please call 250992-2757

Help Wanted

Help Wanted An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

Busy salon now hiring FT or PT stylist. Please apply in person with resume to Stylin’ On Abbott, 723 Abbott St. Also avbl for rent, 8x12 space. Incl water.

The following animals have been brought to the Q & D SPCA as a stray:


33 YEARS established Ford dealer on beautiful Sunshine Coast, looking for an experienced Automotive Salesperson with proven track record. Please send resume to 1-800-5384504. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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Employment Career Opportunities AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.


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VOLUNTEER V VOLUNT OLUN NTEER R INSPIREEFIGHT BACK Elevate the Experience at the 11th Annual Relay For Life. Support the fundraising efforts of registered participants – visit the website at www. Come to Lebourdais Park on May 26 and participate in the many activities that will take place. Purchase a luminary to honor someone you love, make a donation to help save a life. For more details, visit the CCS Resource Centre, 332 Front Street. May 12 - Luminary Day - Farmer’s Market 8:30-1, downtown. Gingersnap cookies also available. May 12 - Car Wash - Downtown Husky 10-2 May 12 - Garage Sale, 1132 Johnston Ave. 9-4 May 18 - Luminary Day 11-4 at CIBC, BMO, Royal Bank, Integris Credit Union, Scotiabank, downtown liquor store - gingersnap cookies also available. May 19 - Hot Dog Sale, Save On Foods - 10-4 May 19 - Bottle Collection, Safeway Parking Lot, 9-4. Call for pick up anytime 250-249-5720. For More Information contact Cathy Briggs, 250-747-2510 SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at:

For well established salon in Invermere, B.C. Enjoy outdoor recreation at its finest! Please call 250-342-6355 JASPER SUPER A is currently recruiting a candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive energetic attitude for the position of Full-time Permanent - Premium Clerk. The primary duties include scanning, ordering, receiving, merchandising, replenishing stock, inventory and facing shelves. Candidates require the skills and ability to maintain operational objectives in the Manager’s absence. Computer literacy is a must. Candidates must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. A grade 12 Diploma and a clean Security Clearance are also required. Jasper Super A offers competitive compensation, rental accommodations and health benefits package to eligible employees, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you believe that you are prepared for this challenging position and have an interest in working within a dynamic organization, please submit your resume, in confidence to: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-852-5491. Email: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. JOIN SPEEDY GLASS! Be part of a team that offers a work environment centered on integrity, trust and respect. FT, GREAT BENEFITS Are you looking for a new career challenge with great benefits? Then look no further! Speedy Glass has several opportunities available in Williams Lake. Auto &/or flat glass experience preferred but not required. Technical training provided. You will possess superior customer service skills and a valid driver’s license. Positions include: Glazier - Auto Glass Technician - Apprentice Auto Glass Tech Speedy Glass is committed to your professional development and we believe quality work should be rewarded. We offer a competitive compensation program including: - A complete employee benefits plan including medical, dental, paramedical services (physiotherapist’s, etc.) and vision care coverage - Pension plan with min employer contributions of 3% - Annual floater days plus vacation entitlement - Employee Assistance Program - Excellent training and development - Allowance for uniform and safety shoes. Visit our website at for more details. APPLY NOW! Send your complete resume to: recruitment or by fax to: (604) 415-8313 Looking for Dangler operator and skidder operator for full time work in Quesnel area. Camp job. Experience necessary. Fax: resume to 250-9925807. or call 250-983-2849. PartTime Bookkeeper for busy law firm. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years bookkeeping/accounting experience including Payroll. Please apply in person to Karen Grosch, 531 Reid Street, Quesnel. WANT TO see Scenic BC? Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info e-mail: Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

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WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email:

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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Career Opportunities

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Norm’s Handyman service rototilling, lawns. 250-255-1874


Health Products WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99 Proven Results! Call Herbal Magic now 1-800-854-5176. TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or

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Trades, Technical INWOOD Trucking LTD. Quesnel BC seeks Commercial Transport Mechanic. We offer year round full time work (afternoon shift in winter months), competitive wages, benefit package. Must have Inspector License, will be responsible for PM program of large fleet of logging trucks and trailers. Please Reply via fax (250)983-6853, or email:



May 17 • 11 am - 1 pm Billy Barker Casino Tickets $20

Career Opportunities

COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA The Quesnel campus of the College of New Caledonia is looking to fill the following position:

STUDENT RECRUITMENT ADVISOR/CONVERSION OFFICER Student recruitment is integral to the process of nurturing student interest in the institution and providing appropriate and timely student assistance, advising, and service. The Student Recruitment Advisor is the first point of contact role and has significant community contact. To find out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great benefits, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities. CNC - A COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING THAT CARES, SERVES, AND LEADS 3330 - 22ND AVENUE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2N 1P8 TEL (250) 562-2131 EXT. 5466 FAX (250) 561-5864 EMAIL: RESUMES@CNC.BC.CA

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FACULTY POSITION QUESNEL CAMPUS The College of New Caledonia, Quesnel campus is looking to hire a part-time theory/clinical instructor to teach in the Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program. QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s degree preferred • Previous teaching experience would be an asset Hiring criteria shall include professional qualifications, Professional experience, teaching experience, college contribution, community awareness and personal attributes as applicable to the position. SALARY: •Commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience CLOSING: •May 31, 2012 at 4pm or until qualified candidate is selected Interested applicants should apply by resume to Sonya Spiers at the address or fax below or by email, Please include names, addresses and phone numbers of three references and a copy of your education and professional designation with your resume.

The next LPN Day is about 365 days away. Let’s thank them every day until then. May 13 was Licensed Practical Nurses Day in BC. It’s the day we celebrated LPNs’ contribution to nursing teams and to the health of our communities. Join us in thanking them, every day of the year.

The College would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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Cariboo Regional District

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Regional Utilities Operator An opportunity exists for a full Ɵme, Regional UƟliƟes Operator within the Cariboo Regional District. DuƟes for the posiƟon include operaƟon and maintenance of sewer and water uƟliƟes within the Cariboo with the primary focus being the Red Bluī sewer system near Quesnel. For a detailed job descripƟon please visit the Cariboo Regional District’s web site at: hƩp://www.Ɵes.htm The ideal candidate will possess valid Environmental Operator CerƟĮcaƟons commensurate with the Cariboo Regional District faciliƟes for Wastewater CollecƟon Level II, Water DistribuƟon Level I and/or Small Water Systems, as well as hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License. This is a Union posiƟon and covered by the Terms and CondiƟons of employment as set out in the CollecƟve Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and the BC Government and Service Employees Union. The hourly salary for this posiƟon, upon successful compleƟon of a 90 day probaƟonary period, is $32.90 and a 35 hour work week applies. Please submit a covering leƩer with a complete resume of qualiĮcaƟons and references to the undersigned by June 6, 2012. Mitch J. Minchau Manager of Environmental Services Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Fax: (250) 392-2812 Email:

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The College of New Caledonia, Quesnel campus is looking to hire a full-time sessional instructor and a part-time instructor to teach in the eightmonth Health Care Assistant Program (formerly the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant program). QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum Registered Nurse, preferred degree • Previous teaching experience would be an asset Hiring criteria shall include professional qualifications, professional experience, teaching experience, college contribution, community awareness and personal attributes as applicable to the position. SALARY • Commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience TERM • January 2013 to August 2013 CLOSING • May 31, 2012 at 4pm or until qualified candidate is selected Interested applicants should apply by resume to Sonya Spiers at the address or fax below or by email, Please include names, addresses and phone numbers of three references and a copy of your education and professional designation with your resume. The College would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FIRST AID, COMPUTER & WORKSAFE COURSES OFA Level 1: May 17, 19, June 2 • 8 am - 5 pm, $95 OFA Level 3 (2 week course): June 4 • 7:30 am - 4 pm, $695 H2S: May 18 • 8 am- 2:30 pm, $280 Transportation Endorsement: June 3 • 8 am - 5 pm, $120 Foodsafe: May 26 • 8 am - 5 pm, $70

Cottonwood House Victoria Day Brunch Monday, May 21 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

250-983-6900 or Are you 19 to 100+ years of age and want your Grade 12 Graduation?…come see us at Helen Dixon Centre, 241 Kinchant Street, Quesnel Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday - 9 am to 7:30 pm Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm, Friday 8 am - 1 pm

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

The restaurant business is all about the people. We’re looking for people with the right attitude and the right personality. If you have a real passion for excellence and you know how to deliver on it in a restaurant environment - we want you on our team!

Drop by our upcoming Job Fair with your resume:

We’re looking for Hosts, Servers, Bartenders, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers. No experience necessary (but definitely an asset).


Where: Best Western Tower Inn 500 Reid Street Quesnel, BC (in the large Conference Room)

Wed, May 16th, 4 pm to 8 pm Thurs, May 17th, 10 am to 2 pm

If you’re interested in becoming a MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual Team Member - we’d love to meet you in person!


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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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Hauling & Salvage Free scrap car removal cash for some call 250-992-9664 or 250-983-8256

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay SMALL SQUARE bales, 60 lbs, GOOD Alfalfa Grass Mix. Barn stored, no rain. $5.00/ bale on orders over 50 bales. 25km west Williams Lake. 250-303-1577.

Merchandise for Sale

Farm Equipment Crosslink Chains , (like new) $200.00 obo call 250-991-8910


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Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with manufacturing operations throughoutWestern Canada. As industry leaders in world markets we focus on a safe work environment, sustainable business practices. Our Cariboo Region manufacturing operations are always looking for employees who thrive on a dynamic and challenging environment and who seek opportunities for growth and development. For more on our exciting company, go to We offer competitive compensation packages and in some cases, we will consider relocation packages. To Join Us As We Grow Please Apply Today, Attn: Shannon Smith Fax: (1)250-398-3909 or Email: or at Tolko 180 Hodgson Road, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3P6

Quesnel Sawmill Division Located in the heart of British Columbia’s “Cariboo Country”, Quesnel is a growing city boasting numerous community amenities and outdoor recreational activities. Quesnel Sawmill, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., is a non-union operation and has an opening for the following position:

Certified Electrician The successful candidate will be responsible for all electrical and process control equipment on site. This includes PLC programming, preventative maintenance, installation, trouble shooting and repairs of all equipment. Individuals are expected to work in a safe manner with limited supervision. Rotating shifts will be required. Allen Bradley PLC, Mitsubishi VFD experience and knowledge of lumber manufacturing would be an asset. We wish to thank you for your interest, but only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interested applicants should, before May 19, 2012, forward a resume to: Attention: Mike Moody – Head Electrician 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, BC, V2J 6P5

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Farm Equipment

Misc. for Sale

Sporting Goods

255 Massey Tractor

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.

USED GOLF CARTS, excellent condition, with warranties. Call to view. 250-395-4775.

Misc. Wanted

Real Estate

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

RV Sites

4 cyl Perkins Diesel , 495 Allied Loader w/ quick Detach bucket & Bale Fork runs Excellent Super cond. $15,500.00 call 250-991-8910

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AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

Sporting Goods

Seed / Fertilizer Spreader , (used 4 times) $400.00 OBO call 250-991-8910

Community Newspapers

Bow flex XTREME 2 SE Home gym

Other Areas

Garage Sales

FREE BROCHURE- Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647

Moving Sale Sat.May 19th. 8 am - 2 pm 731 Serenity Dr. New & used appliances, shelving & other household items.

Classifieds Get Results!

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days.

Cd/Owners Manual Fitness Guide , Excellent cond. asking $1300.00 Used Two yrs lightly call 250-991-8910

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

WOODGROVE MANOR 1241 Lark Avenue Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.

Call Shawna

250•992•7868 Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

1996 Chevy Blazer

Dark green, Michellin all season tires, AWD, new spark plugs and water pump. Needs work.

References required.

$1,500. obo - 250.747.2277

FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593/(250)255-6593

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WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr. Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949

Renaissance II







Refreshed & Modernized

RENOVATED COMPLEX 3 levels, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1.5 baths. Starting @ $600/mo. Best deal in Quesnel. 655 Anderson Ave. Small dogs negotiable. No parties. On site caretaker. Call: (250)992-6103.

Downtown Office Space Available Suitable for •Massage Therapist •Counselor •Nutritionist or similar vocation Contact Dr. Michael Duperron Chiropractor 274 Reid St. Quesnel, BC


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

A Pest Management Plan (PMP), uniquely referenced as ‘WLP PMP-2012’, has been proposed by Williams Lake Plywood; a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. (West Fraser). This proposed PMP covers West Fraser’s managed silviculture obligations located within the majority of the Central Cariboo and Chilcotin Forest Districts, as well as the small southern portion of the Quesnel Forest District. This area encompasses the communities of Williams Lake, Quesnel, HorseÀy and Likely. The use of herbicides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The herbicides listed below are proposed for use within the context of this PMP for vegetation control. Application methods could include aerial and ground based treatments. Ground based applications of glyphosate include backpack sprayer (spot or broadcast), cut stump, and hack and squirt methods. Ground based applications of triclopyr will be conducted using the backpack basal bark method targeting single stems. Aminopyralid, picloram, 2, 4-D and clopyralid will be used only on West Fraser’s managed roadsides and landings for spot treatment of invasive plant infestations using the backpack sprayer method.


Herbicide Trade Name

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Vision, VisionMax, Vantage, Vantage Forestry, Weed-Master


Release, Garlon RTU





22093 29334

Usage Common

Aerial Ground Yes


Pesticide Control Products Act # 19899, 27736 26172 26884 29009







Tordon 22K, Tordon 101

Picloram Picloram/2, 4-D




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Lontrel 360






This proposed PMP shall be in force for a ¿ve year period (2012-2017) from the date that the Pesticide Use Notice has been con¿rmed by the BC Ministry of Environment. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address below within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Williams Lake Plywood; a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. P.O. Box 4509 4200 North MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V5 Phone: 250-392-7731, Fax: 250-398-6535 Email: Copies of the proposed PMP and maps may be examined @ the above location by appointment with Greg Jorgenson, RPF.

2000 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Cylinder Auto

4 Door, Fully Loaded Cruise, Stereo, Spoiler Steel Wheels, 4 near new Winter tires, gas mizer 192,000 km’s, $2,990.

2011 Arctic Fox 29L Silver Fox Edition Used twice, like new, fully loaded. 2 power slides with topper awnings, laminated fiberglass walls, thermal windows, alum. super structure, heated and enclosed tanks, black tank flush system, power awning with screen room, power jack, 10gal water heater, flat screen tv, auto gps satellite dish, DVD CD radio, led lights, 125W solar charge system, maxx air covers, dual 6 volt batt.

$35,000. 1(250)392-3201

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951 Abbott Drive


Renaissance I

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

35 ft 5th Wheel 2 slides, sleeps 4, central vac., entertainment center, air, loads of storage, awning, fully loaded Stored inside in winter.

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan $7,500 PW, PL, PB, PS, A/C, CD/Radio 3.8L V6, Auto, Clean & driven by Senior - Estate Sale! (250)992-3300

5th Wheel Only - $20,000

Scrap Car Removal Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Trucks & Vans

(Truck avbl for purchase)


Suites, Lower Clean 1 bdrm suite, close to school,& mall.$475/mo n/p, n/s Call 250-992-8715 North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $550/mo. (250)992-2362

575 Doherty Drive


Duplex / 4 Plex Newer clean quiet 2 bdrm unit incl w/d, f/s, fenced yard, storage shed, close to mall, schools & transit. N/P, $675 + utilities. New laminate flooring. Avail June 1st.(250)991-6358. N Quesnel 2Bdrm suite in 4Plex. Walking distance to all amenities. Ideal for older or working couple. Private drive & entrance. Avail. immediately. Call (250)992-5796



3 bdrm. / 2 level / fresh paint Quiet family twnhouses. Close to schools & shops. From $525/mth.

2006 Ford Mustang 4 ltre V6- 210 H.P. Auto. Leather 49000kms. Winter stored. Red with grey intr. A1 cond. $12,500.00 250-747-1005 Need A New Toy! 2004 CAD CTS 4 Dr. Pearl White, 68K. Loaded. Perfect condition. $15,000 Call (778)414-0315

1988 Dodge Ram pickup 6 cylinder, auto. Only 42,720 km Must be seen. Phone 250-991-0925 $4,000


1994 3/4 Ton Ford XLT

2006 VTX1300 S/R HONDA MOTORCYCLE 17,600 km, in very good cond. $5900.00 OBO call 250-992-7927

Call Tim at 992-7748



1983 Ford Citation Motorhome

Cariboo Regional District


Cars - Domestic


No Parties, No Pets References Required





Class C, 24’, Queen bed, Double bed & 2 Bunk beds, 3 way fridge, stove with oven, furnace. 132,000 km. New front tires, roof top A/C, CD player, big steel box on back for “camping stuff”. Equipped to tow. 4 piece bathroom. Great condition. Ready to go. $7,900 (250)992-5440 after 5pm 1994 Slumber Queen 23.5’ Fifth Wheel, $7,500

1997 Chevrolet Venture

The Cariboo Regional District is accepƟng tenders for the processing, transportaƟon and markeƟng of scrap metal, used white goods and auto hulks from numerous refuse site faciliƟes throughout the Cariboo Regional District. The Cariboo Regional District does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any quote and reserves the right to reject all quotes and negoƟate with any bidder. SelecƟon will be based upon such factors as qualiĮcaƟons, experience (especially on similar projects), ability to perform the contract according to its terms (including Ɵming requirements), availability of contractors’ workforce and subcontractors, if applicable, reputaƟon of quality of work and for Ɵmeliness, Įnancial stability of Įrm, and cost. Tender documents and further details are available from the undersigned. Completed tenders are to be delivered no later than 2:00 p.m., June 6, 2012 to the address below, at which Ɵme a public opening will take place. Tera D. Grady Supervisor of Solid Waste Management Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 1-800-665-1636

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2 Wheel Drive, 106,000 km, 7.3 Turbo Diesel, New Tires, Power Windows/Locks, Radio/Cassette, Firestone Air Bags, Trailer brake controller, super clean/no rust, Summer use only, Complete with 10 Ft. camper. Camper Features: 4 burner stove/oven & range hood, 3 way fridge & freezer, huge skylight, toilet/sink/shower combo, auto furnace, super clean with lots of storage. $15,500 obo. Call 747-4475 or 747-4591 for more details.

Great light trailer with recent H.D. axles installed /c spring over axle. Full load /c A/C, forced air furnace, large fridge, 4 burner stove /c oven, water heater, heated fresh, grey & black holding tanks, microwave, electric front jacks, great floor plan /c kitchen at rear, lots of storage through out unit. (250)992-3300 Quesnel, BC BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

All New Tirenza Tires , All seats removable , 7 passvan . V6-Exc. gas mileage , very clean 220 kms.Mechanically inspected $2,990.00 call 250-255-4509

Boats 10 Ft. Fishcat Pontoon Boat

1.2 HP Gas Outboard Pullout standup deck, elevated stripping basket, Rod holders, large rear metal carrying deck. 3 years old. Mint condition. $650.00 Call (250)747-0200


Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Carters Jewellers th 38 Anniversary Sale Starting Friday Save up to

$38. Deal or No Deal 00



Be in the store when the Banker calls. You could win and pay only $38.00 for items worth $100’s of dollars !


$9.99 Door Crasher specials!

Storewide CARTERS

1-888-847-9766 Come see us on the Web at E-mail:

1131a Main Street Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Ph. (250) 847-9766 Fax (250) 847-2664

jewellers Pine Centre Mall

Prince George, BC V2N 2S9 Ph. (250) 614-9191 Fax (250) 614-9197

• Carter Card • Interact • Visa • Mastercard • Amex • Credit Terms Available • 7-day Money Back Guarantee • 30-day Full Exchange Program

4646 Lakelse Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1R2 Ph. (250) 635-9000 Fax (250) 635-2727

West Park Mall

Quesnel, BC V2J 3K2 Ph. (250) 991-0129 Fax (250) 991-0159

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, May 16, 2012  

May 16, 2012 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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