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In an unprecedented move, the City of Prince George will be taking a long look at its reserve funds in an effort to discover if there is money that can be transferred into road rehabilitation projects this year. At the same time, a list of critical areas that need attending to will be put together, above and beyond projects already scheduled for the season. Though council agreed the move was more of a Band-Aid than a long-term solution, especially considering the money will have to be made up somehow, both public and personal concerns about the state of the city’s roads prompted the recommendation. The proposal came about during a lengthy discussion at Monday’s council meeting while councillors talked about a series of recommendations brought forward as a notice of motion by Coun. Brian Skakun. “People are not happy about the roads,” he said. “You can’t blame them. Some roads are in horrendous shape. I know we are
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Keith Ward, a Lakeland Mills employee for 35 years, talks about how it felt for people to be back at work in the planer mill a bit more than a month following the fire and explosion that claimed two lives.
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A bit more than a month following the fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills, the planer mill has been temporarily reopened, at least long enough to process the on-site product. Twenty-two employees, chosen by seniority, will return to work for about six weeks. “All went well,” Keith Ward with Lakeland said of the first shift, “though we had a little hiccup.” The hiccup involved a power
“All you can do is go on and remember. It’s like a family group here,” he said. Getting back to normal, he said, might take some time. “Normal? That could take time to happen, if ever. You just have to hold your chin up, carry on and keep slugging away.” One of the things the company is promoting even more heavily than before the explosion and fire is safety. Ward said though safety has always been a focus at Lakeland, now it is even more of a target. He added some of the things being done now that
weren’t before include ensuring every corner in the mill is clean. “We are more adamant in the clean-up,” he said, adding they are doing corners and dust collection so the mill is pristine. At this point in time, the future of the mill remains uncertain. “Obviously this is a bitter sweet day,” said Greg Stewart, president of Sinclar Group Forest Products, of which Lakeland is a division. He added their thoughts were on those who were in the mill during the explosion, the two workers who were killed and
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Blockade ordered removed Band gets injunction against group at band office The McLeod Lake Indian Band has obtained a court injunction to remove band members who blockaded the band office Thursday morning. “The democratically elected leadership of the McLeod Lake Indian Band is not going to debate in
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bout the only thing sillier than British Columbia not linking up its new Family Day holiday with the rest of the country, is the fact the B.C. Conservatives are complaining that it won’t create a single job. After getting as much publicity as possible over a populist move that is, well, welcomed, Premier Christy Clark has announced that our new Family Day holiday will be on the second Monday in February. This puts us out of step with Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, all of which have a holiday on the third Monday in February. The rationale for the second Monday, apparently, is that those dastardly Albertans will be flocking to B.C. on their holiday in February and clogging up the ski hills and other tourist destinations. So, if B.C. has its February holiday on the same day, British Columbians may be squeezed out of their own resorts. We, apparently, won’t be flocking to Alberta to take in some of their tourist traps or, more likely, PST-free shopping and gas prices that we haven’t seen since the 1980s. It simply makes good sense to have holidays fall on the same days across provinces. We’re a little far removed from the 49th parallel, but it provides a classic example. Last weekend it was Memorial Day in the U.S., the weekend before it was Victoria Day (or the May long weekend for some) in Canada. If you’re planning on being a tourist in the U.S. and taking in some of the Memorial Day festivities, you have to cut your weekend short because Monday is working day for you. You don’t really get to enjoy the entire weekend because you have to come home early. The same will now apply to the February holidays in this country. For example, if ski communities, in either province, want to put on a festival or such on their respective February long weekend, it’s unlikely to attract tourists from the other province because they have to work Monday. We should point out, however, that Victoria received about 30,000 submissions from British Columbians as to which Monday the holiday should be on so, perhaps, the majority of British Columbians want it on the second Monday. Regardless, it makes more sense to have it on the same day as other provinces. And now to the B.C. Conservatives. Their lone MLA, John van Dongen, complained that the Family Day holiday places a burden on B.C. businesses and that it “doesn’t create a single job.” Here’s a news flash: Not everything government does has to be about creating jobs (although listening to government one wouldn’t think so). Sometimes governments do something that is simply for the betterment of the province. Strange, but true. British Columbians have clamoured for a holiday in February for a long time. We didn’t pick the best day, but come next February 11, you won’t hear complaints from us.
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Taxes make me gassy Prince George city council has moved, albeit glawith a one-time tax hike to pay for roadwork … and cially, towards instituting a gas tax to help rehabiliwas hammered for it. tate the city’s roads. Something has to be done to improve It received a rather lively discussion the roads. at council on Monday as Coun. Brian Going after the province and the feds Writer’s Skakun floated the idea out to the rest for a bigger slice of the gas tax they collect Block of council. Actually, most of Skakun’s is a good plan. However, looking inward BILLPHILLIPS is also the first step. suggestions got some traction with council including, most importantly, As witnessed by the quick and vituperfinding another $1 million within the existing budative reaction to the B.C. Mayors’ Caucus intonation get to pump into the roads. that Ottawa and Victoria should help municipalities That’s a good step. It’s always about priorities out more, simply screaming for more isn’t going to and with the current road rehabilitation budget less be appreciatively met. than three per cent of the overall budget, re-prioriI did see a funny posting on Facebook the other tizing has to occur. day about the pothole patching. Some driver As for implementing a gas tax … not really an pointed out that they had saw a pothole circled in action that an “open for business” council wants to yellow and then one circled with orange paint and institute. was wondering if they saw one circled with green Skakun suggested that such a tax could even paint whether they would win a prize. result in the elimination of the portion of property I’m not sure of there’s some method to the colours tax that currently goes towards road rehabilitation. or not, but they usually mean they’re going to get Coun. Cameron Stolz figured to do that, the gas tax fixed. And that’s a good thing. would likely have to be six cents per litre … and In addition, I understand that not every hole can that would certainly chase business out of town. be patched, but what gets me is when there is a sea While a gas tax might not be the best way to go, of holes and only a few are selected for grandeur. give Skakun credit for trying to come up with soluWouldn’t it make more sense to just patch an entire tions to a very challenging problem. Currently the section? I know that would cost more and thus road rehabilitation budget is about $3.5 million. other areas would suffer, but it just seems odd. Staff has told council that it should be $7 million And, just a last word on the proposed gas tax. just to keep up with the aging infrastructure, $10 The scooter driver in me says: “Whatever.” million will get us ahead of the game. The pickup truck driver in me says: “Are you out A few years ago Mayor Colin Kinsley came up of your mind?” Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email: email@example.com.............250-564-0504
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Cowboy logic beats mouse in the house
That chubby little mouse head wear is a black who used to visit us every cowboy hat with silver night around 10:30 p.m. buckles. By the way, he will scuttle no more across isn’t one of those youthe living know-what on room floor. the inside of A friend the boots cowLife in of ours, Jack, the fat boy. He’s the put an end, real deal. He’s lane once and for ridden bulls, DELYNDAPILON worked on a all, to its shenanigans. ranch and loves to hunt. Let me fill you in a bit Maybe the most imporon Jack. tant thing to remember Never debate him. You about Jack is you should will always lose. Ya, he’s never dare him or chalsmart, but that isn’t the lenge him, cause he’ll see reason you will lose. He your dare and raise you a is armed with the best box of Milwakee (preferainterrogation and informa- bly the one with the slinky tion source in the world. little brunette on the can) It’s called cowboy logic, and a shot of Sambuca. and there’s just no way That’s kind of what set to talk your way around off this adventure. Someit. You can know you’re how Jack took the presright, have about a thouence of that chunky little sand pounds of evidence mouse as a challenge, and to prove you’re right, call not one to be taken lightly. up 10 witnesses to defend The first time Jack set your position and somehis sights on taking out how, someway you lose our chubby little mouse, the danged argument any- he showed up at the trailer way. Then you sit there about 10 p.m. and set himwith your chin dragging self right in front of the while he says, “You folmicrowave stand armed lowing me now?” with a knife (uh, ya, I said When it comes to fasha knife) and a keen-eyed ion, Jack is most comfortglare. able in cowboy boots, but About two minutes later some days he will dress he growled out, “Where’s up in sandals, pairing that mouse?” them with his woolies. Did I mention he Tres chic. His standard lacks considerably in the
patience department? Anyway, the longer he waited, the more growly he got. He even crumbled a bit of bread in front of the stand in an effort to draw the little critter out. Unfortunately the four dogs in the house – none of them much bigger than one of Jack’s cowboy boots – thought he was treating them to an evening snack which created more ruckus and incited a lengthy tirade of cussing from one disgruntled cowboy. About the same time the mouse scuttled sidewise out from under the stand and disappeared down the hall with Jack in hot pursuit. “Mouse wins,” I said as he stomped back. Then I got the keen-eyed glare. A few nights later we were having a coffee and chat while the rest of the house slept when Jack heard a scuffle under the fridge. He went rigid. His face stiffened. That Clint Eastwood glare returned to his eyes. I knew right then it was him or the mouse that night. Only one would survive. He ordered me to get a flashlight while he commenced jiggling the fridge
to and fro. I did, just as the mouse scuttled out then fled back under again. Lickety-split Jack jumped up and grabbed a metal spatula from the set my best pal – and mousephobic – Darby hangs on her wall. Then he hunched down again, commanded me to hold that light steady and began shaking the fridge around. The mouse made one last scuttle and – swat, swat, swat – was off to mousy heaven. Then Jack took a look at the spatula and told me we could never tell Darby he’d used it to kill a mouse. We both knew this was a very important secret to keep, because if she ever found out she would chuck that tool in the trash likely while holding it at arm’s length with a paper towel. Then she’d probably disinfect the trailer. I made a solemn vow to keep that cowboy’s secret as he sterilized the spatula and put it, once again, in its proper place. “Now who wins?” he asked me with that cowboy cocky grin. And he kept asking until I begrudgingly answered him. “Jack wins,” I sighed.
He crowed like Peter Pan and tossed up his hand for a high five. A few days later he confessed to Darby he killed the mouse with the spatula and left me, who’d been solid with that little bit of information, hanging. “Well, I can’t lie,” he said. “It was bugging me.” Darby is taking it all pretty well, by the way.
Except every time we go somewhere she parks me in mud puddles and thanks me for always having her back. And Jack? Well, there’s no challenge too big or too small for a cowboy, I guess. And one of these days I mean to kick his butt in a debate. Well, as soon as I can figure out a way to circumvent cowboy logic.
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It’s usually right to look left when hitting road With the weather warming up nicely drivers pulled up to the exit, stopped . . . over the weekend, it was time to do some and looked right. ambling. Then they started to move forward, then Well, the weather and the fact that I have they looked left, then they saw a vehicle trouble concentrating on a lot closer to them than anything topics for very long. coming from the right, then they • In a 10-minute drive on stepped on the brakes in a hurry. Saturday, I saw three drivIt’s a simple rule: Always look Allan’s ers make the same mistake to the direction the closest traffic Amblings when coming out of a side is first. If you’re doing a left-hand ALLANWISHART turn, look left, then right. street or parking lot. In each case, they were • I hope that by the time the 2015 looking to turn left, which meant they were Canada Winter Games get here the city crossing at least one lane of traffic. All three will have done some work on what you
could call its namesake street. The intersection of 15th Avenue and Foothills is still more pothole than pavement (although some of the manhole covers now have an outline painted around them so they’re a bit easier to see), and on the weekend, it seemed the lights at 15th and Ospika spent more time blinking red in all four directions than they did turning the colours they’re supposed to. Given there are 13 lanes of traffic at that intersection, it’s probably not the best place for a four-way stop. • I was happy to find out Sunday eve-
ning that it wasn’t just me. I had watched some of the Memorial Cup games from Sherbrooke, Que. and had thought the play looked slow. I put it down to comparing it to some of the hockey we had seen in the Stanley Cup, but Sunday night, some friends agreed it had been really slow. I know there was a lot of heat in the Sherbrooke area last week, and I’m wondering if that and the end of a long season had combined to slow down the players a bit, either from exhaustion or from minor problems with the ice.
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ICBC opened the doors for the public to have their say to make basic insurance fairer. “Over time customers have told us that the way we rate basic insurance in the province would be fair if lower-risk drivers paid less and higher-risk drivers paid more for their insurance, and we agreed with that,” said Kellee Irwin, ICBC vice president for personal insurance. ICBC is hosting an open house in Fort St. John tonight, May 30. Their goal was to identify how to be more accurate and fair when it comes to charging premiums for drivers. “At the face of the guide we do show three customers along the spectrum of risk: ‘Joe low-risk’, ‘Pam middle-risk’ and ‘Jerry high-risk’,” said Irwin. ”So based on the different options that we have around crashes and years of experience, we’re able to show what the magnitude of change would be for these three examples of customers.” She added that depending on where a driver sits on the spectrum of risk, there would be different impacts for different cus-
tomers. “We want to hear customer feedback on what they think is most fair.” Based on their findings, ‘Joe low-risk’ could see premium savings on their insurance up to $150 and ‘Jerry high-risk’ could see a $300-jump in his insurance bill, according to Irwin. “Under our current vehicle-based system, ‘Jerry high-risk’ could be paying approximately $900,” she added. “Depending on our feedback that we get from customers, high risk [drivers] who’s had multiple crashes could see premiums in the $1,200 range.” She said these potential changes are why it’s important for the public to be a part of the conversation. However, Prince George lawyer Glen Nichols isn’t convinced that ICBC’s public open houses will accomplish anything substantial. “I’m very cynical when I say this. They are putting on a show on enlisting public input and then they’ll do whatever they want anyhow and say they consulted the public.” Nichols has battled ICBC for a number of years on their premium rate structure, however not from a lawyer’s point of view. “I’m going to come at
this from an entirely different standpoint, not a lawyer stand point,” said Nichols. “I’m coming from a driving enthusiast [standpoint].” Nichols has lobbied against the B.C. insurance monopoly on several occasions for different reasons. He pursued ICBC when he realized that drivers with Electronic Stability Control in their vehicles were paying the same rate as drivers without. While ICBC didn’t lower rates for ESC-equipped cars, as all ICBC rate changes have to be made through BC Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Automobile Association granted a five per cent discount. In addition his view on their insurance structure is rather sour. “You’ll notice they’re heavily weighted to the vehicle rather than the driver,” said Nichols. “And I’ve been lobbying to ICBC for years to move away from that. “Dangerous driving is about the driving, not the vehicle. For vehicles involved in accidents, they end up punishing the vehicle and owner rather than punishing the driver.” However, according to Irwin, it looks like Nichols’ lobbying may very well see some answers.
“One of the areas that ICBC is looking at addressing is the vehicle-driver based rate system,” said Irwin. “Our current system is a much more vehicle-based system. “Where crashes follow the vehicle has served us well in the past … over time we are not able to identify higher- and lowerrisk drivers as accurately as we’d like to, as we go forward. As part of this shift we wanted to move to a more driver-based system, so, developing a driving record,” said Irwin. Another change ICBC is hoping to discuss with the public is replacing the claims rate of scale. However, the key aspect of having an entry point for new drivers will remain. “We will continue to give them [new drivers] benefit of the doubt, so that they come in at approximately the same amount they are paying today, and let them develop their own driving record based on their crash history.” She added that a lot of the outcomes would depend on the feedback they receive. ICBC touched down in 12 regional areas across B.C. It started on May 22 in Vancouver and finishes on June 19 in Cranbrook.
An open house was held in Prince George on Tuesday. Yet, Nichols still believes that if ICBC wanted to see change, relying on the public wouldn’t be necessary. “If they were really interested in making the motoring public safer they
would have some affected safety programs and incentives that work,” he said. “… they wouldn’t have to ask the people about that. Asking people is fine in principle … but the science is out there [it’s] available to determine what works and what doesn’t.”
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Travis Ostash waters some of the wonderful plants that were on sale during the annual REAPS plant sale Saturday.
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fixing 600 potholes a day, but that’s not enough.” The first recommendation, that a list of city real estate holdings be prepared and evaluated with a mind to sell some properties to off-set road repair costs, will be left with the core review considering it’s a piece of the work they are taking on. Likewise the third recommendation, dealing with funds from the Terasen gas lease, was dropped from the list. The second recommendation, requesting the city lobby the province to allow the city a portion of the provincial fuel tax for local road rehabilitation projects, will be sent to the government resolutions committee. “I support this,” Coun. Dave Wilbur said. “We create wealth, then get a portion back. All we want is our fair share.” Recommendation four suggested the city contact the province and find out the process for municipalities to collect a local gas tax. Skakun explained he envisioned it as a dedicated fund, a user-pay tax that would shift the tax burden and include funds from regional district residents who drive the roads every day but who don’t pay to
rehabilitate them. Wilbur said he felt there was no way a gas tax would completely shift the tax levy off property owners, especially considering the current deficit, and to promise it would was irresponsible. “I am shocked and annoyed,” Wilbur said. “A promise to replace a levy is irresponsible. Where is the realism in that?” Coun. Cameron Stolz pointed out that the recommendation assumes there are no gas stations outside city limits available for customers that would not be charging a gas tax. However, the point became moot when city manager Derek Bates pointed out in order to make recommendation four a reality, a provincial act would need to be changed. This, he explained, meant there needed to be political will to change the legislation. Mayor Shari Green agreed to contact the province with an inquiry into the matter. Number five suggested a public poll be conducted in order to gauge whether or not people wanted a gas tax. Stolz said the idea was premature since council had no idea whether or not it could move forward with the plan even if people wanted it. “It’s irresponsible. We don’t have the authority to implement this yet.”
He added city staff have a heavy workload, particularly now with the core review in process. Recommendation six dealt with a cost analysis of extended warranties on major asphalt contracts. During the next council meeting, there will be a presentation about the city road rehabilitation program for council and the public’s benefit, and the information will be included then. Number seven suggests the city create a two- to five-year financial plan for meeting the estimated shortfall on road rehabilitation. “Finance and Audit has a work plan discussing the linear infrastructure deficit,” Stolz said. He added the total deficit, when you consider all the underground infrastructure which is also crumbling, is much greater than $3.5 million, sitting around $12.3 million. The best hope of finding a long-term solution rests, he said, with the core review. “Essentially this work is underway,” Green said. “There are a couple of lists I want the city off of,” Coun. Lyn Hall said. The first was the McLeans list, making Prince George notorious for its per capita murder rate in years past. The second, he said, was the BCAA list regarding poor
roads. “We have huge issues with roads. It’s literally taken over anything we’ve done in the past. That’s why I’m hoping tonight administration finds funds to draw from now.” A motion to refer the issue to senior staff to see if they could identify funds that could be moved to road rehabilitation this year passed. “One bit at a time has not worked for us,” Wilbur cautioned. “The sky is not falling only on the City of Prince George. The crisis is across the country. The infrastructure deficit is much the consequence of downloading. Local governments can’t climb out of the hole,” he said, pointing out municipalities now get just a few percentage of each tax dollar. “Where do we go? Approaching the provincial and federal government to give us a better share has fallen on deaf ears. The chorus needs to be louder, and maybe they will listen.” The problem is becoming such that it is an issue of public safety, he added. “It is impossible to solve this without our partners, but we shoulder what we can and carry on.” The hope, he said, lies in the core review. Even then there won’t be an extra $12 million plus to spend on repairing and maintaining crumbling local infrastructure.
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Hot deals galore at Mega Sale Warmer temperatures have arrived in Prince George and there’s nothing hotter than the prices at the 2012 Mega Sale. This year the sale will showcase new and used vehicles from eight dealers, ensuring shoppers have a wide variety of choice and options. The sale runs from June 1 to 9 at the Prince George Exhibition Grounds. “Gas prices are set to rise for the year, making fuel efficiency all the more important,” said Fred Nelson, president of the Auto Dealers Association. “The Mega Sale gathers 20 different manufacturers all in one place, providing an extensive selection not found anywhere else. It also brings people from our entire region, which benefits local businesses.” The Mega Sale also provides the perfect opportunity for the auto enthusiast to view new and breakthrough technology. If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, visit the Mega Sale for the widest selection possible from compact car and sedan to an SUV,
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ing 0 per cent financing (on approved credit) and manufacturers rebates up to $10,000 on select models. The Prince George Automobile Dealers Association is sponsoring the event, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary. Dealers participating in the
event include: Honda North, Northern Toyota, Northland Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Northland Hyundai, Northland Nissan, Prince George Motors, Wood Wheaton Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, and this year’s new addition –Gustafson’s Kia North.
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$3,000 and assessed a victim surcharge of $450. Thomas J.O. Price was found guilty of taking a motor vehicle without consent, dangerous operation of a motor Press vehicle and careless use of a firearm, sentenced to four months in jail and time served of 15 days, placed on probation for 18 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for three years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 30: Keith R. Clements was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in jail, placed on probation for 12 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court In Prince George on April 2: Marcel J. Abou was found guilty of assault with a weapon, sen-
tenced to five months in jail, placed on probation for three years and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Abou was also found guilty of three counts of break and enter, sentenced to five months in jail and placed on probation for three years. Abou was also found guilty of three counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one month in jail and placed on probation for three years. Abou was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and a fourth count of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for three years. Darrell F. Grace was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and fined $960. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April
3: Ryan C. George was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and
failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 76 days in jail and placed on probation for one year.
C Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s aassistance in locating the following pperson who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0850 C hhrs this 29th day of May 2012, Lash LLEROUX (B: 1972-03-07) is wanted oon a British Columbia wide warrant ffor THEFT UNDER $5000. LEROUX is described as a Caucasian male, 178 cm or 5’10” tall and weighs 82 kg or 181 lbs. LEROUX has brown hair and brown eyes. LEROUX should be considered violent.
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ARCA WEST The 2012 ARCA West OK Tire Sportsman Series stopped in Williams Lake on Saturday evening, and the Heartland Toyota 100lap main event produced a Prince George winner. Logan Jewel won the race, and will ride the momentum home, with Prince George playing host to the next ARCA West race. With two of six race dates this season under its belt, the series shifts to Prince George for its event on June 16, which includes a special celebration for the 60th anniversity of PGARA. The series began on May 12 in Vernon.
NCAA DEAL The Prince George Spruce Kings announced last week that 1991born defenceman Ben Matthews has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage starting in the 2012-13 campaign. In suiting up for the UAA Seawolves, Matthews will play close to home as he’s a product of Chugiak, just outside of Anchorage. Matthews played all 60 regular-season games for the Spruce Kings in the 2011-12 campaign, recording six goals, 17 assists and 84 penalty minutes. He joined the team in an offseason trade.
FIGURE SKATING Justin Hampole of the Spruce City Skating Club put forth a gold medalwinning performance at the Super Series Victoria Day competition, held May 18 to 20 in Surrey. Hampole skated a clean solo in recording a personal best score of 32.59.
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Rock Star goes vertical as it takes a jump and smashes cars during A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s Sunday’s Monster Spectacular monster truck event at CN Centre. A motocross performer gets some hangtime on Sunday at CN Centre. Motocross stunts took place during the Monster Spectacular, which featured monster trucks and freestyle motocross during separate events on Saturday and Sunday.
Monster trucks California Kid and Bounty Hunter put on a show at CN Centre on Sunday afternoon during Monster Spectacular. The event included motocross stunts. A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s
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Pisces start year in home pool MacRae (Division 5), Libby Bell (Division 4), Jonah Gilbert (Division 4) and Eva Gobbi (Division The Prince George Pisces made 1); Third place - Beth Martin (Divia splash in their first competition sion 6), Michael Jurjevich (Diviof the summer swimming season. sion 5), Tracey Vincent (Division The club hosted a regional meet 5), Samuel Cook (Division 3) and on the weekend, and finished the Kyra Arrowsmith (Division 2). event with the most points as Although the weekend marked a team. Visiting clubs included their first meet of 2012, the Pisces Quesnel, Mackenzie, Fort St. John have been training since April 30. and Dawson Creek. During an interview at a pracIn total, 122 swimmers com- tice on Monday evening, Kronepeted in the event, held Saturday busch noted that their focus has and Sunday at the Aquatic Cen- changed. tre. â€œBefore, I was just fixing their â€œIt actually was really good,â€? techniques, their bad habits that Pisces head coach Kyle Krone- they got over the winter. Some of busch said. â€œWe won the meet, these kids I havenâ€™t coached before, which is good, and literally so I was fixing their technique,â€? almost every single swimmer got he said. â€œNow weâ€™re working on best times in both the heats and more endurance and sprinting finals.â€? and longer things, so they The registration total can do it. Tonight is the for the meet included hardest practice so far. about 50 from the host â€œA lot of them are going club. The Pisces have for club records and (proabout 60 members this vincial qualifying times). season, so the majority Thatâ€™s the big thing this competed on the week- A lot of them year for a lot of them.â€? end. The Pisces are memare going for Although Kronebusch club records bers of the B.C. Sumhas been guiding Pisces and (provinmer Swimming Assoswimmers for the past cial qualifying ciation. Top swimmers four or five years, this is times). Thatâ€™s from clubs throughout his first season as head the big thing the province will comcoach of the association. this year for a pete in the BCSSA proKronebusch, an 18-year- lot of them.â€? vincial championships, old who graduated from - Kyle scheduled for Aug. 17 PGSS in 2011, assisted to 19 in Nanaimo. The Kronebusch previous head coaches Pisces will try and qualDave Barrett and Spencer ify through the Cariboo Williams before taking the leading regional meet Aug. 4 and 5 in role. Quesnel. Kronebusch competes occasionOther meets on the Piscesâ€™ ally, but, as a lifeguard at the pool, 2012 calendar are scheduled spends more time watching other for: Quesnel - June 9 and 10; swimmers. Dawson Creek - June 23 and 24; Pisces who finished top three Mackenzie - July 7 and 8; and in their respective divisions were: Fort St. John - July 21 and 22. First place - Ian Williams (Division For more information on the 7), Jessica Ballantyne (Division 7), Pisces, visit the clubâ€™s website Brendan Bellavance (Division 6), at pgpisces.org. Ariel Gilbert (DiviFUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE sion 5), Matthew On the May 25 flyer, page 6, this product: Yamaha Shand (Division 2) RXV373 5.1 Channel Receiver (WebCode: 10197268) was and Ben Shand (Diviadvertised with incorrect wattage. Please be advised that sion 2); Second place this receiver in fact has a 425-watt power rating, NOT 500 - Emily Yao (Division watts as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued 8), Susie MacRae customers. (Division 6), Fraser
A group of swimmers dive into the water at the Aquatic Centre to start a race during the Prince George Piscesâ€™ meet on Saturday.
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The BX Pub Bandits have taken over first place in the Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association. But the College Heights Pub Assault can keep pace with a win this evening. The Assault clash with the Twisted Cork/ Regional Security Stylers at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum. On Monday night at the Coliseum, the Bandits hammered the visiting Quesnel Crossfire 21-5. The victory improved their regular-season record to 8-1. The Assault carry a 7-1 mark into tonight’s game, while the Stylers are in third place at 5-4. The Shooters Pub Devils are 2-5 while the Mackenzie LumberJax sport a 2-6 record. An expansion team, Quesnel is still seeking its first PGSLA victory. Monday’s defeat dropped the Crossfire to 0-7 on the campaign.
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Grant Stubley of the BX Pub Bandits breaks in for a scoring chance against the Quesnel Crossfire during Monday night’s Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association game at the Coliseum. The squad hosts the Devils on Thursday evening in Quesnel. Cole Paciejewski of the Bandits led all scorers on Monday
with a 13-point game, recording three goals and 10 assists. Teammate Damon Calfa also topped double figures in scoring, with
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eight goals and three helpers for 11 points. Other members of the Bandits with multiplepoint games included: Drew Doig - four goals and two assists; Ryan Waddington - one goal and four assists; Tyler Halliday - two goals and three assists; and Ryan Bellamy - two goals and two assists. Todd Hansen and Caralynn Nault also scored. Kevin Toews led Quesnel against the Bandits with four goals. James Reid (one goal and two assists), Pat Gibbs (two assists) and Alek Gibbs (two assists) also recorded points for the Crossfire.
Jamie Thorne recorded the victory in goal for the Bandits, while Bob Mills took the loss at the other end. With each team playing 15 games, the league is already past its halfway point of the 2012 regular season. The top four teams advance to the playoff round, which begins with two best-of-five semifinals. The Coliseum is home to more PGSLA action this weekend, with a doubleheader on Saturday. The Stylers and Devils play at 6 p.m., followed by a contest between the Assault and Quesnel at 8 p.m.
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Kings unanimous pick to hoist Stanley Cup
And then there were two. road playoff wins lasting more UT F HE UNNING The New Jersey Devils and than a year. Los Angeles Kings will battle for Defying the odds – While the National Hockey League’s they had far from the lowbiggest prize. The best-of-seven est odds, neither team was Stanley Cup championship seen as a favourite to win the series gets underway tonight in Stanley Cup. Las Vegas odds Newark, N.J. out of the Bodog Before breaking Sportsbook (www. ULL into our Free Press vegassportsbetting. predictions, here ca/odds-to-win-theOURT are a few notes: 2012-stanley-cup) RESS Different paths had the Kings’ odds – OK, I’m stating ALISTAIR MCINNIS at 20/1 and Devthe obvious here. ils at 30/1. Eight They play in different conferteams were listed as having a ences, so of course they took better chance of winning the much different routes to get Cup than the Kings, led by the here. The Devils were certainly Vancouver Canucks, whose odds tested more. They’ve competed were listed at 5/1. The others A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s in 18 playoff games, four more were: Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/1; A car gets towed away after a crash in the inside of the track during a Richmond Steel street than the Kings’ 14. Detroit Red Wings - 10/1; Washstocks heat, Saturday evening at PGARA Speedway. The speedway held its second race date In a round that seems like ages ington Capitals - 10/1; Boston of the 2012 season. ago now, the Devils went the Bruins - 12/1; Chicago Blackdistance against the Florida Pan- hawks - 12/1; Philadelphia That was determined on picked different Cup winthers in Round 1. They trailed 12/1; and San Jose Sharks - 12/1. and Coyotes at 30/1.) Sunday, when it was discovners, Wishart would’ve had a These playoffs have certainly the series 3-2 and required How’d those eight do? Six ered that the co-workers both chance at the tie. left analysts scratching their overtime to eliminate Florida were eliminated in Round 1, called for the Kings to defeat But there will be some heads, as predictions have fallen in Game 7. They then downed while Philadelphia and Washthe Devils in this year ’s Stanbragging rights on the line, off the map. A couple of predicthe Philadelphia Flyers in five ington bowed out in the second ley Cup championship series. as they picked different numtions of note include the Hockey games and the New York Ranground. Since McInnis already held bers of games. McInnis calls News’ selection of the Capitals ers in six. (Note: Devils forward The Kings were one of 10 a 8-7 advantage in the numfor the Kings in seven, while as this year’s Cup winner, noted Adam Henrique became the teams with better odds of winber of series winners picked Wishart believes it’ll take Los in its Yearbook, and the EA first player since Martin Gelinas ning the Cup than New Jersey. correctly, he’ll win the overAngeles six games to defeat Sports simulation calling for the for the Calgary Flames in 2004 The Tampa Bay Lighting, which all title by one. Had they the Devils. Penguins to take the title. to score two series-clinching didn’t even make the playoffs, goals in the same postseason. He also had 20/1 odds. As for the PREDICTIONS eliminated the Rangers in overDevils, they were among 11 Sports editor Alistair time of Game 6 and Panthers in teams with 30/1 odds. (Note: McInnis will defeat assisdouble overtime of Game 7.) Neither of the other conference As for the Kings, they defeated finalists were expected to be Cup tant editor Allan Wishart in this year ’s Free Press NHL both the Vancouver Canucks frontrunners when the season playoff predictions. (Round 1) and Phoenix Coyotes began, with the Rangers at 40/1 (Western Conference final) in five games. Sandwiched in between 2011 Springdale 299FKSSR those series was a fourgame sweep of the St. by Keystone IS STK# 19100 Louis Blues in Round 2. 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The annual Sheep and Wool Fair Sunday at Huble Homestead Historic Site featured sheep herding, carding, spinning, weaving and wool dyeing demos as part of its ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event.
Playbill CHILI COOKOFF Spring Arts Bazaar and the 36th annual PG Potters Guild Northern Chili Cook-off event runs Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Studio 2280 complex, 2280-15th Ave. Buy a handcrafted bowl, sample delicious chili from celebrity teams. Musical entertainment, local artisan booths, free kids activities. Mural unveiling at 11 a.m.
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WAILERS HERE EGK promotions is bringing the 24th Street Wailers to Prince George on July 18. This Toronto-based group was nominated for a Maple Blues Award for best new band in 2011. They also took part in the International Blues Competition in Memphis. Treasure Cove Casino showroom. Doors 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Dance floor. Tickets $15 at Books and Company and Treasure Cove Casino desk.
VAISAKHI The local Bollywood Dancers group will be featured in a colourful concert and dance program to celebrate Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi marks the beginnings of Sikhism over 300 years ago. The Bollywood dancers will perform at the Prince George Playhouse on Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For tickets phone Sharma at 250-564-8215. This is a fundraiser for the Garret MacIver Scholarship fund.
Shirley Gratton, a member of the PG Fibre Arts Guild, demonstrates her skill on the loom at Huble on Saturday. Teresa MA LLAM / Free Pre s s
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Darlene Shatford (left) of Top Drawer Yarn Studio offers some knitting tips to Nicole Botten on Saturday at Huble Homestead’s Sheep and Wool event.
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Elmo coming to CN Centre The popular children’s show Sesame Street Live Elmo Makes Music is coming to the CN Centre for two performances on July 25. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live. Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed, rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars.
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Canadian Tenors’ Victor Micallef (left) Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray thrilled the CN Centre crowd Thursday with their powerhouse vocals. The event was a fundraiser for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.
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Trio thrill appreciative crowd by Celine Dion) and there were wild cheers from the crowd when the trio returned to the stage to perform it. During the first half, the trio wore suits and ties. In the second half, they appeared in casual wear, I think to set the tone for a more relaxed atmosphere. All three shone not only with their sensational vocal solos (Micallef also played piano) but showing off their humour and charm, regaling us with anecdotal stories about their lives, their international tours and great moments in their careers. Like being invited to David Foster’s wedding and reception where, split up at four tables, the Canadian Tenors went mostly unrecognized by other celebrities. That will change. Thursday was the first time the group has performed in Prince George and there’s no doubt they garnered even more fans here. The event was a fundraiser for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. Don Gowan, chief executive officer, told the Free Press Monday people were absolutely wowed by the performance and gave it rave reviews. “The Tenors were just amazing,” he said. “We had so many calls and e-mails telling us how wonderful the show was. And they’re such a great group of guys – they stayed and signed autographs in the [CN Centre] lobby until midnight. “One lady waiting in the line-up began singing Hallelujah and then Clifton Murray joined in.”
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The Canadian Tenors performed Thursday less one velvet voice but they put on a stellar show at the CN Centre. Some arrangements and solos got worked out just before curtain time. Still, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef and Clifton Murray rose to the occasion and “pitch hit” for Remigio (Remi) Pereira, who took ill in Los Angeles where the quartet last performed. Walters, who spent much of his childhood in Prince George, told the audience of 1,800 fans that “their brother” was in good hands, thanks to Dr. Michael O’Malley and UHNBC staff. In the audience was Walters’ mother, a singer/actor and – former ER nurse at the hospital – who’d flown in from Vancouver. “We’ll be heading to our next concert in Victoria after this, but Remi will be staying here with you for a few days,” said Walters of Pereira’s brief hospitalization. The Tenors got several standing ovations for their remarkable mix of classical pieces, popular songs and folk tunes. Highlights – there were many – Micallef’s soaring rendition of O Sole Mio, Fraser’s tender, pitch perfect Bring Him Home and the song they saved for an encore – Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. The song has become a Tenors’ signature piece (they performed it on the Oprah Winfrey show, joined
Gowan says the final tally for monies raised will likely be made available by Friday. He also predicts the Tenors’ popularity with fans and Thursday’s hit concert will bring them back again by popular demand. Bring them home? Fraser Walters may have moved on to the bright lights of Vancouver and Toronto but local fans are proud that he once called Prince George home.
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Handful of Callahans have UNBC degrees ALLAN WISHART
When Tamara Callahan stood on the stone steps at UNBC on Friday afternoon, she was carrying on a family tradition. Tamara became the fifth Callahan sibling to graduate from UNBC when she got her nursing diploma. About 24 hours before that big moment, she and brother Dennis (the first of the family to graduate) talked about what it was like to all attend the same
school. “I had no idea all the Callahan children would get a degree,” said Dennis, who got a BA in English in 2001, then his MBA in 2009. “Our parents are pretty proud of us.” The five are just as proud of their parents, Richard and Helen, who donated $5 in 1988 to sign a petition in favour of creating a northern university. ”It was fortuitous that our parents signed the petition,” Dennis said. “It saved the family a lot of money.” He was followed through the graduation by sisters Cortnie (BSW 2002), Jenilee (BScN 2007) and Tara (BComm 2008). And now Tamara has joined the list. “There wasn’t a lot of pressure on me to come to UNBC,” she said. “It was just cheaper to be able to stay close to home.” She knows the
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As of Friday, there were five Callahan siblings who have graduated from UNBC. Tamara den Otter, BScN Nursing ’12, left; Jenilee Isaak, BScN Nursing ’07; Cortnie Callaghan, BSW Child Welfare Specialization ’05; Tara Szerencsi, BComm Accounting ’08; and Dennis Callaghan BA English ’01 and MBA Business Administration ’09 all attended the school their parents signed a petition for in 1988. graduation day drill quite well. “I’ve been to all of their graduations. When I came to Dennis’, it was probably the first time I had been up here. I was in about Grade 10, and I had no idea what a university looked like.” Tamara is also the first to follow in the footsteps of one of her
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siblings in degree as well. Like Jenilee, she is getting her BScN in Nursing. “A few of the instructors remembered Jenilee when they saw me in their classes,” she said. Dennis has also seen a number of graduations at UNBC since his own. “The school just continues to grow and prosper. The Northern Medical Program is a great example of how it works to meet the needs of the north.” All of the Callahans continue to live in Prince George. Den-
nis is the CFO for the Northern Development Initiative Trust, Tara is manager of financial planning and operations at CNC, and Jenilee is a nurse at the hospital. Tamara also plans to practice nursing in the north. There is one part of UNBC life which Dennis has experienced that none of his sisters have. “I’m just finishing a two-year term on the board of directors of the Alumni Association. I don’t think any of them are following me there.”
Toopy and Binoo coming Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon brings to life two fun-loving and adorable characters whose antics are driven by their out-of-this-world imaginations. The show comes to Prince George Oct. 13. Toopy and Binoo’s unpredictable adventures inspire children to push their own limits. Preparing for his stage debut, Toopy has to not only find the perfect song to sing but he also has to find the perfect place to perform it. As Toopy and his best friend Binoo embark on their most important musical quest ever, they encounter a Blue Cat Blues Band,
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Artists will be back in gardens Two Rivers Gallery is already in the planning stages, “planting the seeds” for their 10th annual Artist in the Garden Tour fundraiser. “We are making some exciting changes this year,” said Jean Chisholm, special events and marketing coordinator for Two Rivers Gallery. “We are turning the tour into a three-day event complete with a Friday evening kick-off party July 13, Saturday garden tour and seminars July 14, and Sunday demonstration of community gardening efforts at UNBC on July 15.” The revamped event will highlight beautifully manicured spaces, in-progress projects and local food options and includes a variety of workshops and artists at work as well as music, food and drink. The event is a celebration of Prince George gardening, art, knowledge-sharing, sustainability and community. There’s still room on the tour for a couple of gardens, so anyone with an interest in sharing the beauty of their garden for a few days can write firstname.lastname@example.org. “Remember that we are hoping to showcase a diversity of gardens with a range of skill levels, so please don’t hesitate to offer your unique space,” says Chisholm. “And if anyone is interested in becoming involved by volunteering their talents and knowledge of resources, please feel free to contact us.” For more information phone 250-614-7800. FAMOUS PLAYERS 6 1600 15th Ave, Prince George 250-612-3993 www.cineplex.com
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Original Joe’s Now Open Original Joe’s (OJ’s) opened the doors of its ﬁrst location in Prince George at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The new location grand opening is helping raise funds in support of workers affected by the recent explosion at Lakeland Mills. “We identiﬁed a growing need for a restaurant and bar concept like Original Joe’s in our city,” said Rick Devore, general manager for the location. “Original Joe’s has a down to earth and down the street mentality that we think will resonate well with the residents of Prince George.” To support the community during the aftermath of the tragic Lakeland Mills explosion and ﬁre, Original Joe’s will donate one dollar from every pint of OJ’s draft sold during the ﬁrst two weeks of operation (May 21 to June 4) to the Prince George Community Foundation, a charity for the Lakeland Mill workers. Original Joe’s is located at 5224 Domano Boulevard and is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
IPG-RDFFG Ink Deal The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will continue to work closely with Initiatives Prince George (IPG) on economic development opportunities outside of the City of Prince George. Directors approved a one-year service agreement with IPG that will see IPG undertake marketing activities such as developing content for a regional investment website, developing site-speciﬁc marketing materials, and business development activities. IPG will also serve as the point of contact for investor inquiries suited to identiﬁed industrial sites within the regional district.
Clean Energy in Robson Valley BC Hydro is advancing negotiations, with clean energy producers, aimed at developing a new transmission line for the Robson Valley. The potential new line will improve the reliability of service, connect new clean energy projects and support future economic development opportunities in the area. As its commitment to this project, BC Hydro will fund approximately $50 million worth of system upgrades at the Valemount Substation that are required for the transmission line to McBride. Currently, the Village of McBride receives electricity service via an 85 kilometre distribution line originating in Valemount. The line is at its maximum capacity and the region experiences more frequent outages than the provincial average. In addition to the transmission line, BC Hydro will begin negotiating Electricity Purchase Agreements with clean energy producers in the region.
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Raju Enterprises Ltd dba Panago Pizza in Prince George is hiring 1 f/t Manager (food service ) and 2 f/t pizza delivery drivers . Manager must have 2 to 3 years similar experience or education and duties include plan, organize, control and evaluate daily operations, recruit and hire staff and listen to customer complaints etc. Salary would be $ 15.50/hr with 40 hrs a week. For delivery drivers 1 to 2 years experience is required with class 5 BC licence or equivalent. Salary would be $15.50/hr All positions are fulltime with 40 hrs. week. Interested applicants please email resume to: store028.owner@ panagostore.com
S.M. Quennell Trucking in Cranbrook is looking for log truck drivers based in Cranbrook. Full time work, home every night. Excellent medical, dental, pension beneﬁts, etc. Wages competitive with union rates. Fax resume to (250)426-4610 or call (250)426-6853
Trimark Solutions Inc. in Prince George is hiring f/t 1 carpenter, 1 construction helper, 1 plumber and 1 bricklayer with english and punjabi speaking capabilities. Carpenters must have 3 to 5 yrs. experience in measure, cut, shape and join mouldings, wood materials, drywall & plastic material , ﬁt and install windows , doors , stairs , build decks & fences etc. Salary would be $ 23.00/hr. For construction helpers no experience required and salary would be $ 20 /hr . For Plumber 5 yrs. experience required in area of construction & must be able to read drawings , blueprints and install, repair and maintain plumbing ﬁxtures , measure cut , bend and thread pipes, join pipes , clamps , screws etc. salary would be $ 25.50/hr For brick layer 3 to 5 yrs. experience required in construct and install prefabricated masonary units, build patios , garden walls, and other decorative installations .Salary would be $ 26 /hr . All positions are fulltime with 40 hrs. week. Must be able to read and write in English and ability to speak Punjabi and Hindi a deﬁnite asset. Interested applicants email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. Send resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax:250-567-2550
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ACCOUNTANT - TEMPORARY Houston, B.C. Pinnacle Renewable Energy is currently seeking an experienced Accountant to provide full-time accounting support for a period of up to 12 months. Reporting to the Operations Controller, the candidate must be able to effectively prepare, process and maintain accounting records. Responsibilities include: •Full cycle accounting including payables, payroll coordination and inventory control •Prepare budget vs. actual reports •Maintain bank records and prepare cashﬂow forecasts •Involved in budgeting process and monthly analysis of budget variances Skills and Qualiﬁcations: •Preference given to candidate enrolled in accounting designation program •Background in a manufacturing environment an asset •Proﬁciency with Microsoft Ofﬁce •High level of accuracy and attention to detail •Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Submit your resume to: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No Phone Inquiries Accepted Closing date June 15, 2012
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Brighter Future Coordinator Lake Babine Nation Health is looking for a dynamic, reliable Brighter Future Coordinator to work with communities of Fort Babine, Old Fort, Tachet, Donalds Landing and Woyenne. This will be a term position, based on funding. If you are a committed, hard working, individual who would love the challenge, please apply. QualiÀcations: • Post-Secondary Degree in Social Work and Counselling Certiﬁcation • Knowledge of mental health crisis intervention and management, mental illness and treatment, substance abuse and addictions treatment • Individual coaching and facilitate educational workshop to parents, youth and children: Life skills, conﬂict resolution, anger management, communication skills, budgeting, nutrition, mental wellness, stress reduction, bullying, lateral violence prevention, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse education and parenting skills • Conﬁdentiality of clients and client assessments • Integrated Program Service funding and activities for children, youth and families • Valid B.C. Driver’s License with Vehicle Access • Knowledge or proﬁcient in Ofﬁce Equipment and Microsoft Ofﬁce • Able to travel to the communities of Fort Babine, Tachet, Old Fort, Donalds Landing and Woyenne. “Only those selected for Interview will be contacted.” Submit Resume & Cover letter to: Vincent Joseph, Health Director Lake Babine Nation PO Box 297, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4792 Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 4:00PM
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Certiﬁed Millwright Williams Lake Plywood, a Division of West Fraser, has an opening for a Certified Millwright. Candidates must hold an Interprovincial Certificate and knowledge of Hydraulic and PLC equipment would be an asset. This is an hourly position and United Steelworkers benefits and wage rates apply. To explore this opportunity with us, submit your resume before June 22, 2012 to the Human Resources Department, Williams Lake Plywood, A Division of West Fraser, PO Box 4509, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V5. Fax: 250-398-6535, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www. interfor.com. Interfor is currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Stores Coordinator for our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, organizing parts/supplies, and interaction with operations/maintenance crews while providing professional service and ensuring a safe working environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, computer and organizational skills, be detailed and results oriented, and possess strong analytical capabilities. Must have the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment. We offer a competitive salary and bene¿t package. If you believe that you have the skills and quali¿cations that we are looking for, your resume can be emailed in con¿dence by June 11th, 2012 to: Taumi.email@example.com As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.
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Electrical Doug’s Electric Licensed and Bonded . 20 yrs exp. (250)963-6737 (250)981-5210
Garden & Lawn GARDEN ROTO-TILLING $35 AND UP 250-964-6386
$300 & Under Pro Form LX 660 Treadmill $250 Phone (250)962-9009
Garage Sales Multi family garage sale, sports equip, household items, toys, books & lots more! Sunday Jun 3rd 9am - 3 pm NO EARLY BIRDS. 4543 Law Ave
Misc. for Sale FOR THE HOME BREWER Wine making equipment. Incl. 2 primary buckets, 4 carboy’s, hoses, syphon’s, thermometers, ﬂoor corker (some corks) electric bottle ﬁller plus lots more. Must be sold as a complete set $375 250-562-3747
COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)
Real Estate Lakeshore Summit Lake: 1 acre sub lake lot A-frame w/trailer & hydro. $35,000 Ph 778-415-2150 after 5
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$100 & Under OLDER CHROME SET TABLE & 4 CHAIRS $70 (250)964-9141 Spa @ Home. Poor circulation inﬂammation, skin conditions. Natural/Herbal. All ages. Sat & Sun 1156 4th Ave
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Summer Day Camp WANTED 1 University or College student Full time temporary available for the summer.
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250-561-1447 GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397. 1 1/2 - 2 bdrm apts. Safe, clean & quiet. Receive your 12th month rent free (conditions apply) 250-613-7483 Darby Apts. Bach $500, 1 bdr. $570, 2 bdr. $650; heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-301-0664 Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571 HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Under New Management! 1 & 2 bdrm suites Heat & Hot water included.
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The applicant must be full time student who will be returning to school full time in the fall. The position is for our Summer Day Camp program. Priority will be given to students who are pursuing education/early childhood education, arts, sports/leisure programs at college or university. They will work in compliment with another student.
Spacious 3 bdrm apts Clean, quiet, secure entrance. Students Welcome. Rental Incentives. No Dogs
Please drop off resumes at: 2820-15th Avenue to Wendy or Lisa or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2012.
Park Village Apartments 125 N Ospika Blvd 2 & 3 bdrm suites Phone 250-612-5162
JUBILEE Apt’s 1 bedroom Adult orientated, close to downtown & bus route. N/S, N/P. Parking.
Call: (250) 562-7172
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USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up
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Pine Glen Apartments 255 N. Ospika (Rental OfďŹ ce) Spacious clean 2 & 3 bdrm 1 1/2 bath Heat, Hot water & Parking incl. Laundry & Play ground on Site. Ask about our new rates Bus route to all amenities 250-561-1823
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for large apartment building in Prince George. Ideal position for responsible couple. Bookkeeping, sales and maintenance skills an asset. Send resumes with references to: Majestic Management (1981) Ltd., #800-299 Victoria St., Prince George, BC, V2L 5B8
Rooms for Rent Motel suite for rent.Clean,bach or 1 bed furnished with Kitchenettes, includes utli., cab, internet. Monthly rent, Seniors welcome. N/P (250)962-0441
Shared Accommodation Professional male seeks roommate. Sep. suite,semi furnished, shared kitchen, $385 plus 1/2 utilities 250-564-1550
Cars - Domestic 1981 Trans Am. Does not run. Great hobby car. Will take best cash offer or trade for a used truck. 250-964-2491
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2011 18â€™ Creekside Trailer. A/C, elec awning, Loaded. $16,000 OBO 250-596-4145 22â€™ 2006 Salem LE travel trailer. Sleeps 4, like brand new. Can be viewed at 1310 Kellogg Ave. 250-564-8267 FOR SALE (Reduced), 2005 27ft travel trailer, great condition inside and out, asking $10,500 obo, (778)415-0335
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X CROSSWORD ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 579
Legal Notices No. 1240905 Prince George Registry
In the Provincial Court of British Columbia
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In the case between: Margaret Matilda Patrick And: Avatar Taylor & Samantha Nicole Patrick And Pursuant to the May 17, 2012 Order of Substitutional Service made by The Honourable Judge R.W. Callan of the Provincial Court of British Columbia TO: DAMIAN TAYLOR, also known as AVATAR TAYLOR
No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.
TAKE NOTICE that an application has been Âżled by Margaret Matilda Patrick seeking an order of joint custody in relation to your child, Gage Enrique Lâ€™Hirondelle, born April 17, 2012 (the â€œChildâ€?). The application is scheduled to be heard on June 7, 2012. The particulars of the application which will be heard on June 7, 2012 are as follows: 1.Margaret Matilda Patrick seeks interim joint custody of the Child with the mother Samantha Patrick.
Please help us.
2.Margaret Matilda Patrick seeks interim joint guardianship of the Child with the mother Samantha Patrick. If you intend to take part in the hearing of this matter, you should attend court on June 7, 2012. You should also Âżle a Reply to the Application setting out your position. If you wish to obtain a full copy of the present Application as well as a blank Reply, you may attend at the Court registry at 250 George Street, Prince George, BC, or you may attend the law ofÂżces of Jon M. Duncan at 251 George Street, Prince George, BC.
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WEDNESDAY Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C.Civil Liberties meets every second Wednesday, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. Next meeting June 6. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Capt. McCue 250565-6993, 250-5649030.
THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association,1692 10th Ave. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs. org/ or 250-564-
5191. Spring Ultimate Frisbee League, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., PGSS fields. Information: www. pgultimate.bc.ca. NCP workers and retirees meet third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m., Pine Centre food court. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250-563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985.
FRIDAY “GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer to be a Tanning is Out Ambassador this summer! Attend outdoor events delivering sun safety messaging and UV awareness. A fun role for high energy social people. Training provided. 250-564-0885 PG Exhibition Urgent need - volunteer carpenters or woodworkers to build some items now and volunteers ticketed to operate equipment i.e. forklift, bobcats etc in August for set up. Call Terri 250-563-4096. Blackburn Community Association - June 9 Beneﬁt Dance for Families of Lakeland Mill – Sat, June 9, 7:30 pm at 2451 Blackburn Rd. Proceeds to PG Comm Fdn for disbursement. Dance North & Tycon Tunes. Light snacks, cash bar & silent auction. Tickets $25 pre-sold only. Nancy 250-963-3292 Positive Living North - June 16 AIDS Walk Fundraiser – Westwood Pub Night, Sat, June 16. Ham & Roast Beef Dinner Buffet, door prizes, silent auction. Tickets $25. 250-562-1172 Cori 250-563-6113
For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-proﬁt organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George
Appreciation dinner and dance, June 1, Royal Canadian Legion. Cocktails, 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Information: 250-5621292. Talk and meditation, June 1, 7-8 p.m., Books and Company. Buddha’s Four Noble Truths. Information: www. tilopa.ord/pg or 250962-6876. Live bands, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.
SATURDAY Craft and garage sale, June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hart Pioneer Cemtre. Reserve tables 250-962-6712. Meditation day course, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chinook Yoga Studio, 320 Vancouver St. Preregister at info@
tilopa.org or 250-9626876. Flea market and farmers’ market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Live bands, Saturday, 8 p.m.midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.
SUNDAY Caledonia Ramblers moderate hike at Fraser Mountain, June 3. Meet in parking lot behind city hall at 7:45 a.m. Pancake breakfast buffet, June 3, 9-11 a.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Healthy Kids Day, June 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Family YMCA of Prince George, 2020 Massey Drive. Celebrate new access to Tabor Lake Park, 13200 Giscome Rd., June 3, noon-5 p.m. Information: Louise 250-963-7001. Flea market and farmers’ market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.
MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne 250-596-0125 or Jeanette 250-5639362.
TUESDAY Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays 7–8:30 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. tilopa.org. Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet
Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince GeorgePeace River, presents the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to Prince George resident Sheldon Clare for his significant contributions to Canada and our community. Ph o to s ub mitte d
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Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.
SUPPORT GROUPS DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare.
Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393. Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Hepatitis C support group meets second Tuesday of the month, PGRH fourth floor conference room. Information: Ilse or Pat 250-5657387. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings).
Red Hat Chapter meets for lunches and outings. Information: 250-564-6879. AiMHi is offering networking and information session opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers. Information: Jule O’Reilly 250-5646408 ext. 228. Elks’ meat draw, Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund. Tea Time for the Soul. Would you like someone to listen to you? Come, listen, and share while enjoying a cup of tea. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Expo House, 1506 Ferry Ave. No cost. For more information, Jesse or Catherine at 250-563-2551. Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue.
Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 11:30 a.m. weigh in, noon meeting, St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Information: 250-9603959, 778-416-0908. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answers. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Shelley 250612-3877. Power Play, for children from newborns to five years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Ave. Information: 250-6149449.
The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail email@example.com
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Prince George Free Press
Thousands of jobs... Over 3,000 direct construction jobs will be created in British Columbia at the peak of construction. As well, 560 new long-term jobs will be generated in BC.
Millions of dollars for community projects... Over 30 years, more than $1.2 billion in tax revenue for BC can be used to strengthen public services. Enbridge will also provide $100 million to support communities near the pipeline.
World-class safety standards... Carefully planned and built to respect the terrain and wildlife, the pipeline will be monitored 24/7. To protect the waters and coastline of BC, marine facilities will adopt additional navigation aids, increase emergency response capabilities, and implement new land-based radar so that Canada’s Northwest Coast is safer for all marine trafﬁc.
A stronger BC economy with new trade partners... There will be more opportunities and towns will prosper. It will open up global markets for our energy exports and increase Canada’s Gross Domestic Product by $270 billion.
It’s more than a pipeline. Join the conversation at
It’s a path to our future. northerngateway.ca
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