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Rolling across America An early sixties RollsRoyce Phantom III rolls into the Sandman on it’s way from New York to Anchorage, AK in the TransAmerica Rally. Behind the wheel is ex-team manager of McLaren F1, Allastair Caldwell, and beside him is the navigator for the trip is his 94 year-old mum Dorothy Caldwell. Full story and more pictures see A10. Jonas Gagnon photo

Hate Crime Team executes search warrant defence lawyer Doug Christie said. “He was then incarcerated for the day (May 16) while officers searched his home.â€? A copy of the search warrant, obtained by the Observer states: “There are reasonable grounds for believing that the following items will afford evidence of the offences: • Computer, laptop,

AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Arthur Topham has been arrested, his house searched and personal documentation seized after it was determined there were “reasonable grounds the offence of promotion of hatred was committed.� “He was arrested in his car as he was leaving his property,� Topham’s

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correspondence in the form of mail or physical documents directed to Radical Press. The alleged offence falls under section 319(2) of the Criminal Code: Willful promotion of hatred. “I’m not sure what group or person is the alleged victim,� Christie said, adding that information would be provided in the

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he mayor and council received a letter of correspondence from Ken Edwards, umpire in chief of the Quesnel girls softball at Monday’s council meeting. The letter outlined concerns Edwards has with the ball parks at West Fraser Timber Park, namely the safety of the players, after a player was struck with a softball. “I am absolutely pleased and grateful with the condition and maintenance of our ball parks and facilities in West Fraser Timber Park,” the letter read. Edwards continued that “recent games at the park have revealed possible safety issues that exists at Rotary Park baseball diamond.” Of primary concern is the safety of the dugouts. “During play, a batted ball can be hit directly into the dugout through the opening closest to home plate and strike anyone standing or seated within the

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dugout,” the letter explained. It goes on to explain the softball can also enter the dugout through the opening above the fence and below the roof of the dugout. Since there is no caging or fencing, stray softballs are able to enter the dugout, creating a safety risk to players. “I would like to see a gate installed in said opening closest to home plate and page wire installed in the gap below the dugout roof,” the letter read. Edwards explained this work would have to be done on eight dugouts, but is only necessary for the opening closest to home plate. Coun. Ed Coleman suggested the issue was not necessarily a council decision and could be handled by public works staff. “I believe we can refer this issue back to staff and I am confident they’ll be able to handle it,” Coleman said. While Coleman did not find the project to be of high priority, Coun. John Brisco felt otherwise. “I think, from the

“I’m confident, if it’s council’s wish to do this work, I could find the money in the Timber Park budget.” Ken Coombs, director of Public Works

sound of the request, there’s a sense of urgency from the safety perspective and we wouldn’t want to see someone else get hurt,” he said. Director of Public Works, Ken Coombs noted funds for baseball diamond maintenance have been committed to fix the roof at the Rotary Park baseball diamonds. “Our budget is depleted, but I can see if there is anything in the reserve fund we can use to fix it,” he explained. Although there may be some money available to rectify the problem, Coombs is unsure it’s a wise investment at the time. “We’ve had those dugouts for 10 years and this is the first time an incident of this sort has happened,” he said. “I’m not sure this is a repair that needs to happen right away.” The estimated cost

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of the repair to the dugouts at West Fraser Timber park is about $6,500, said Coombs. Although this repair isn’t part of scheduled maintenance, Coombs thinks it could happen if council wanted to proceed. “I’m confident, if it’s council’s wish to do this work, I could find the money in the Timber Park budget,” he explained. Coombs added the budget for West Fraser Timber Park has been used to add features to the park. “So far this year, the improvements we’ve made are a practice back board in the tennis courts,” he explained. “We’ve also installed benches around the playground.” Council decided to refer the issue back to staff and have them come back to council with a report. Check future issues of your Observer for an update.

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Relay For Life 2012 included 34 teams, 346 participants and 200 plus volunteers and raised $240,783.02 with more coming in. Cathy Briggs, Michelle Godfrey and everyone on the leadership team extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who was part of the day. Clockwise from top right: Mike Pelchat enthusiastically laps the track; Keith Hill sheds his considerable locks for the cause; Shaylene Hendley enjoys a watermelon stop; Five Point entertains; Grace Moody loves her bubbles; the firemen try but lose to the RCMP; Matthew Vrolyk tries his hand at playing the bagpipes. Annie Gallant and Jonas Gagnon photos

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Council adopts 2012 plan Council has formally adopted its strategic plan for 2012 to 2014. The plan outlines new, special and onetime initiatives, but does not outline the regular day-to-day operations of the city. As part of the plan, council has identified key areas upon which it will focus. Those areas are: • Sustainability in all Planning • Community Health and Safety • Financial Stability of the Corporation • Economic Diversification • Infrastructure Reinvestment • Environmental Stewardship • Governance A more detailed look at these areas will be provided in the city’s 2011 Annual Report, which will be released in mid-June.

Lobbying for infrastructure The city is forwarding a resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities regarding infrastructure reinvestment. The FCM meet in Saskatoon June 1 – 4 for their 75th annual conference. The city’s resolution requests that the federal government be lobbied to commit to creating stable and predictable funding programs that renew the partnership with municipalities in addressing vital infrastructure needs.

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Long-term occupancy The city and Great Canadian Rail Tour Company (the operators of the Rocky Mountaineer) are entering into a five-year licence of occupation allowing the latter to use the BC Rail Building for its tourism ventures. While the city doesn’t own the building (it is leased from BCR Properties), it is able to sub-lease some of the space to the GCRTC. The agreement generates roughly $8,000 per year in rental revenue, with an automatic two per cent increase built in for each year. This year marks the company’s seventh in Quesnel.

affordable housing. Applications will be reviewed on a caseby-case basis. • Council recognized several employees for their years of service with the city. Candace King, Kewal Bagri, Dianah Bergeson (25 years) and Chris Schroeder (35 years) all received thanks from council for the work they do every day. Council also congratulated Dale Gunter, who has retired after 22 years of service. • This year’s annual Prospector Car Club Show & Shine takes place Aug. 24, 25 and 26, with the downtown show scheduled for the 26th. A number of road closures are scheduled for that day, including: • The 200 block of Reid Street, starting at the Credit Union. • The 300 and 400 blocks of Reid Street. • Barlow and St.

Laurent Avenues, from alley to alley on each side of Reid Street. • The city received a “ROPE (Recognition of Performance Excellence) Award from the Provincial Airtanker Centre for excellent service provided at the airport during the 2010 fire season. • Council approved Doug Larsen being named to the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Board for a two-year term.

Proclamations June 2 - Access Awareness Day June 8-14 - World Oceans Week

Important dates June 7 - Quesnel Tillicum Society AGM, 7 p.m., Friendship Centre. June 23 - Antique Machinery Park - Season Opening barbecue.

Ombudsperson joining Gold Pan senior forum Ombudsperson for Cariboo “The Ombudsperson residents to have Kim Carter is joining Independent voices heard.” has put an incredible their MLA Bob Simpson The forum is in the Gold Pan slated for June 5, amount of work City to discuss her 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. into investigating recommendations at the Quesnel for seniors’ care seniors’ care in B.C., Seniors’ Centre, with local residents. Carson so this is an excellent 461 Simpson is hosting Avenue. the two public opportunity for Cariboo “Seniors and forums, June 5. their families are residents to have their concerned about Simpson invited the Ombudsperson cost of living voices heard.” to come to the increases, a lack Bob Simpson, MLA region to present of sufficient and her reports and appropriate home recommendations care, and assisted on seniors’ care and to listen living and long-term care bed to specific concerns from local shortages,” Simpson said. residents. “I hope people will take the time Her 176 recommendations to hear what the Ombudsperson include creating a bill of rights for has to say about these critical seniors in residential care facilities issues. and ensuring that people have “This is an important easy access to information about opportunity for everyone to let us these facilities. know about their concerns and “Over the past few years my ideas to improve seniors’ care in office has seen a dramatic increase the Cariboo.” in seniors’ care issues,” Simpson Entitled The Best of Care: said. Getting It Right for Seniors “The Ombudsperson has put an and British Columbia, the incredible amount of work into Ombudsperson’s reports are investigating seniors’ care in B.C., available online at www. so this is an excellent opportunity ombudsman.bc.ca/seniors

Other news • The city will purchase a new one-ton, flat-deck truck for its fleet. The original estimate for the truck was $36,000. After the bid process, a little more than $41,000 is required to purchase the vehicle. Council approved the $5,000 increase, with funds to come from the city’s equipment reserve fund. • The city will create a new category of permissive tax exemptions for land owned by non-profit organizations for the development of

Seniors’ Forum with Ombudsperson Carter Ombudsperson Carter will present the Best of Care Reports on Seniors’ Care.

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JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter An eclectic group of cars and drivers stormed into town on Tuesday, on a cross-continent classic car rally. The oldest car on hand, a Lancia Theta, rolled off the factory floor in 1916, which is a mere two years older than the oldest participant: navigator Dorothy Caldwell. Dorothy, along with her son Alastair, an ex-team manager for the McLaren F1 team, decided that the 13,500 km classic rally would be a great way to bond. "I don't have much time with (Alastair) – he lives in England, I live in New Zealand – so I don't see him, normally, very much. I thought this would be a great way of seeing him," she said. They've had plenty of time to catch up in the plush interior of the 1960's Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III that Alastair chose to take on this year’s rally. A car he has a fondness for driving sideways on the competitive 'trial' sections of the rally. While age might hold some people back, it was more of an incentive for Dorothy. "I decided why not. What have I got to lose? I'm 94 now and if I die, that'll be ok." She started her tour of North America a little early, driving to St. Louis for her sister's centenary. With her living in St. Louis, it's not the first time Dorothy's seen North America; it is, however, the first time she's been to Canada, which she has enjoyed. "Every bit of it's been lovely," she said The troop of cars heads up to Smithers next and then continues northward for Anchorage.

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New event brings affordable entertainment to Quesnel DANIKA M. HÉBERT Observer Reporter A new music event is coming to Quesnel and the River City Music Association (RCMA) is inviting everyone to get involved. This event, put on by RCMA is intended to bring more awareness to musical talent in Quesnel. “We are helping musicians have a voice in local affairs and we hope to work with the city to put on events and bring bigger shows to the local arena and to help showcase the need for a musicianfriendly space in the multicentre,” Laurie Rathier of the RCMA explained. One of the main focuses of the RCMA is to provide an outlet for local musicians and a place for music enthusiasts to collaborate and share their passion. “We aim to support musical education of both the player and the audience through workshops, clinics and various instrument circles,’ Rathier said. The RCMA is looking to build a partnership with the city to bring and promote these musical events while maintaining a low cost. “By providing low

cost entertainment options for the public, while utilizing local halls and venues, we keep money and jobs in Quesnel and also help other worthy non-profit organizations,” Rathier said, “The main focus of our society is to promote music and musicianship in Quesnel and area and to help promote our city as a music destination.” To increase the appeal of the event to people who might not have the sharpest musical ability, the RCMA is looking to provide ways to make the experience as positive as possible. “We are working on having a song and lyric book available to increase the comfort level of some

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who may hesitate to attend or participate,” Rathier explained. Getting involved in the group is easy, as there are no requirements. “In order to participate, all you need to do is show up,” Rathier said. “There will be a sign-up board and musicians available to play for vocalists who perhaps don’t have a band.” All levels of

musicians and vocalists are invited and welcome to participate in these jam sessions. “At our last event, people played everything from country to folk to rock, both old and new and we even had the opportunity to hear some original compositions,” Rathier said. Rathier explained RCMA is working to promote local musical talent and will be working through the summer to bring entertainment. “Quesnel has a wealth of musical and artistic talent and the RCMA is excited to be a part of its promotion and development,” she said. “We are working with the city to create and support a series of live music events throughout the summer, thereby fostering social ties with our community.” In conjunction to their commitment to

provide these events at a low cost to the community, there are two ways to get into the event. You can either purchase a one year membership to the RCMA, which costs $50 for adults, $75 for a family and $25 for seniors and students, or you can pay at the door, $3 for students and seniors and $5 otherwise. Rathier said all ages are welcome until 9 p.m., at which point there will be a cash bar available for the rest of the evening. To purchase a membership, contact Grant Deachman, grantdeachman@ shaw.ca or through the executive members at the jam sessions. The next jam session is scheduled for June 2 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Elks hall. For more information, call Rathier, 250-9926233.

School District No. 28 Planning for 2012-2013 The Board of Education is proud to provide Quesnel students with a quality education. In light of recent legislation the Board is committed to the following: Class Sizes – Bill 22 Maintains class size maximums of 22 students in Kindergarten, 24 students in grades 1, 2 & 3 and 30 students in grades 4 to 12. The Quesnel School District is committed to staffing schools below or at these class size maximums. Learning Improvement Fund (LIF) is part of Bill 22 The District will receive an additional $450,000 in September 2012 to meet student needs. The LIF will be used for additional Teachers, Education Assistants and/or resources. Decisions will be made following consultation with the Quesnel District Teachers’ Association. School Calendar – Bill 36 The District will continue to develop the school calendar in a consultative manner through the District Calendar Committee. This committee includes representatives of the QDTA, CUPE, Principals, District Parents Advisory Council and the Board. The Board is committed to gathering input from the community before setting the yearly calendar. The District will continue to collaborate with the QDTA, CUPE, parents and the community to provide quality education for our students.

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Improving Seniors' Care Over the past few years my office has been dealing with more and more seniors' care issues. These issues include concerns about rising costs and everyday affordability, as well as the availability of adequate home care and assisted living and long-term care beds. I support the idea of creating a Seniors' Advocate in the province to stand apart from the politics of the day and listen to and address individual complaints about seniors' issues. Much like the Representative for Children and Youth, the Advocate will advise the Legislature about how we can best address the needs of seniors now and in the future. Consultations on the establishment of this position have already begun, and you can add your voice to the discussion by emailing SeniorsAdvocate@ gov.bc.ca, or by writing: Seniors Action Plan Ministry of Health PO Box 9825, STN PROV GOV Victoria, BC V8W 9W4 The seniors' issues I'm hearing about through my office have also been explored in detail by the BC Ombudsperson, and they are documented in two reports on the state of seniors' care in BC. The reports are available online atwww.ombudsman. bc.ca/seniors, and they include numerous recommendations about how we can address these concerns. I'm hosting two forums with the Ombudsperson in Quesnel and Williams Lake in order to educate everyone about seniors' care issues, and to start developing local and regional plans to improve supports for seniors. The Ombudsperson will go through her reports and recommendations and take questions from those in attendance. The forums will be held on Tuesday June 5th, and they are open to the public. The Quesnel forum will be held at the Seniors' Centre from 9:00 - 11:00 am. The Williams Lake forum will be at the Pioneer Complex from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to have a conversation with the Ombudsperson about seniors' care. We would both like to know how you think seniors' programs can be improved in our region. www.bobsimpsonmla.ca


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e are troubled by news that Veterans Affairs Canada is downsizing its department, due to budget cuts. Unlike the days when much of its work dealt with the post-Second World War struggles and challenges faced by service personnel, Veterans Affairs today is seeing an influx of people whose experience came in such theatres as Bosnia, Rwanda, Afghanistan and various peacekeeping scenarios. For those engaged in combat roles, their experiences might be similar to their military predecessors. Yet the understanding today of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological illnesses is greater than the Second World War, when struggling Canadian servicemen were pigeonholed as having “battle exhaustion.” In true military fashion, Veteran Affairs insists that none of its clients will be left behind as a result of the cuts to office personnel. The union representing the workers, voicing a predictable doom-and-gloom response, argues that veterans will begin to fall through the cracks due to projected increases in already toolarge caseloads for staff and the added time it will take to process client requests. As in all labour-employer disputes, the truth probably lies somewhere in between. But the telling point in this conversation comes from the Royal Canadian Legion, which, for years, has done its best, given its limited resources, to fill the void in veteran support left by the federal government. They expect the next four or five years to produce more diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder than ever, a scenario which, if not addressed, could have devastating effects not only on the individuals, but their families. In a time of belt-tightening, the federal government needs to make cuts. But no matter how it is sugar-coated by Veterans Affairs, the decision to downsize the department’s front-line operations not only sets a dangerous precedent, it’s a slap in the face to individuals who have willingly and bravely served their country. – Autumn MacDonald, editor

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re men funnier than women? Well, their naked bodies sure are. When I first saw the nude painting of prime minister Stephen Harper circulating on the Internet I laughed, and I’m guessing that was the reaction most people had. I’m also guessing that if the artist had painted a famous female politician in this same manner, it wouldn’t have been perceived as witty at all. On a lark I produced a fun video exploring how much better the world would be if more artists painted presidents and prime ministers in the buff and gave examples of what that could look like. Yet pairing up political noggins with naked bodies in Photoshop was only humorous if the subjects were male. A fact my videographer, who was working on this

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On A Brighter Note task, found distressing. “Another guy?!” Jason groaned after about the tenth set I sent. “Can’t you find some feminine figures for me to work with?” I complied and sent him a topless man in a tutu. Knowing that wasn’t what he had in mind, I thought about this double standard. It reminded me of the difference in reactions between male and female strippers. I’ve seen both, and believe me, the experience doesn’t compare. When I was 20 one of the ladies was

now have proof of that. “I don’t like it,” my friend said in response to the full monty painting of our prime minister. I think it’s humiliating.” A portrait that Stephen Harper never posed for and was purely based on the artist’s imagination shouldn’t be humiliating, but I tried to understand where she was coming from. Personally, I liked it and not just because it made me laugh or because of artist Margaret Sutherland’s political statement. I liked it because it reminded me that no matter what our position is in life, we are all just human beings and as naked and exposed as the day we were born. Most of us just choose to wear clothes that cover that fact. To watch my short video “Barenaked Leaders,” please visit LoriWelbourne.com. Lori Welbourne is a Black Press syndicated columnist.

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Your award winning community newspaper published Sunday & Wednesday The Quesnel Cariboo Observer was founded in August 1908. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction of contents, either in whole or part are not permitted without prior consent. Publications Mail Registration No. 1001572. Member of BCYCNA - British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper Association, CCNA - Canadian Community Newspaper Association & the BC Press Council. Published at 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A8. Phone 250-992-2121. Fax: 250-992-5229 email: advertising@quesnelobserver.com newsroom@quesnelobserver.com Website:www.quesnelobserver.com 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org

retiring from the newspaper where we both worked and a large group of us went to “Ladies Night” at a local club. I had no idea that some of these sophisticated women I’d looked up to would turn into wild-eyed lunatics when the male dancers started their rhythmic undress. The hooting and hollering from the audience was accompanied by so much laughter that they quickly became more entertaining to watch than the men on stage. It would have been a completely different scene if the roles were reversed. Whether a guy’s got a six pack or a keg for a belly, the random image of his nakedness will more than likely illicit giggles than lust. I’m not sure why that is, except that it’s a much less common sight to see. After finding far less nude males on the Internet in comparison to women, I

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FEEDBACK

Lifeline Following a successful inaugural Rotary Pub Night, Laura Entzminger of Gold Pan Home Emergency Response Society accepts a cheque for $4,300 from Rotary Pub Night Committee chair Brandi Gunnarson and club president Bev Haluschak. The funds will be put toward the purchase of replacement Lifeline units for local seniors residing throughout our community. Contributed photo

Our family needs everyone’s help Editor: Unbelievably, my 20 year old niece, Madison Scott, remains missing after mysteriously disappearing on Saturday, May 28, 2011, from the Hogsback Lake forestry campsite 25 kms south of Vanderhoof, one hour west of Prince George. She was camping with a group of young people, new found friends, from Vanderhoof. The group was celebrating a friend’s birthday and at the end of the evening Maddy was left on her own

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in her tent. Everyone else left the party by about 4 am. Something happened between 4 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. that led to Maddy’s disappearance; foul play is suspected. Maddy remains missing despite a vigorous and in depth RCMP investigation and ongoing efforts by family and friends. Someone knows where she is but they have not come forward with the truth. The purpose of this letter is to appeal to all British Columbians and visitors to

be watchful for and mindful of anything suspicious as they head out into the outdoors as spring and summer approach. Our family needs everyone’s help. Our hearts are shattered by Maddy’s disappearance. Further information, including photos of Maddy, can be found on findmaddy. ca, madisonscott.ca or the Help Find Madison Scott Facebook page. If anyone knows anything, hears anything, sees

anything that will help bring Madison home to her family please call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477 (anonymously, if needed). You can also write to Madison Scott Search, Box 1190, Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0. Thank you for helping us to find Maddy and for helping to put our family back together again. Sincerely and gratefully, Sandra Kelly Klassen (aunt) Williams Lake

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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: newsroom@quesnelobserver.com 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org

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WELCOME TO THE SHOW! On behalf of everyone here at the Great Canadian Roadshow, we would like to express how excited we are to be coming to the wonderful city of Quesnel. During our tour of Canada, we have seen an abundance of unique items coming into our shows. The history of this country never ceases to amaze us, as local citizens have continuously brought us extraordinary treasures that we have purchased. We invite everyone to bring in their items, free of charge, and sit down with an expert and have them examined. We are looking to purchase a variety of Antiques, Collectibles, and Precious Metals (Gold, Sterling Silver, Coins with Silver Content). ur do oors dduring uring tthis his eevent, ven and we We are expecting to see hundreds of people walk throughh oour doors are looking forward to writing hundreds of cheques! We look forward to seeing you at the show! -Great G CCanadian di Roadshow R d h VVP

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Gerry Andrews work presented in Heritage Series The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives will be hosting another installment in their Heritage Speaker Series, June 8 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street. Admission is by donation. Author, teacher and popular historian Jay Sherwood will be recounting the adventures of surveyor and aerial photographer Gerry Andrews. Sherwood will show many of Andrew’s remarkable photographs during his presentation. His new book, Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews, will be for sale. Gerry Andrews was born in Winnipeg in 1903. In 1922 Andrews moved to B.C. and began his adventures as a rural school teacher. In the late 1920s he began a new career as a forester and developed an interest and skill in aerial photography. Developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in B.C. and Andrews’ photographs were an important part of forest resource planning. Andrews’s skills were also put to use during World War II. As a soldier he took highaltitude photographs which helped the Allies plan the D-Day landings. Andrews returned to B.C. in 1946 and his skills in surveying from the air landed him a job as a surveyor. In just five years he became B.C.’s surveyor general, a position he held until he retired in 1968, making him the longest serving surveyor general in B.C.’s history. Andrews’ career took him throughout most of British Columbia and he made many friends on his travels. Surveyors in the field looked forward to his visits because he always had a genuine interest in their work, a kind word to say and a red flannel sock containing a bottle of hooch. Jay Sherwood was raised in Pennsylvania and became captivated by the beauty of western North America while working at Glacier Park in Montana. After immigrating to Canada with his wife he began a career in education, teaching in Vanderhoof for many years. Sherwood currently lives in Vancouver and works as a teacher-librarian. STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS DEA LS COU COUPON PONS S BROC BROCHUR HURES ES CAT CATALO ALOGUE GUES S C CONT ONTEST ESTS S PRODUC PRO DUCTS DUC TS STO STORES RES FLY FLYERS ERS DE DEALS ALS CO COUPO UPONS UPO NS BRO BROCHU CHURES CHU RES

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LAWN & GARDEN Try container gardening so you can eat very local

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The ‘eat local’ movement started about eight years ago with consumers looking to local farmers with the 100- mile dietP and it has evolved into this season’s 10- pace diet because there is no better way to eat local than to grow food right in your own backyard. “More and more foodies are becoming gardeners and vice versa, because they love cooking with fresh herbs and vegetables from their own windowsills or gardens,” says Mark Cullen, the garden expert at Home Hardware. Cullen says that novice gardeners can produce an abundant and flavourful local harvest, all in containers around their decks and patios, if they follow a few simple tips. To grow your own vegetables, Cullen suggests the Mark’s Choice Vegetable Seed Collection as a practical way to get started. The seeds were tested and selected by Cullen himself to provide fresh flavour and perform well in Canadian conditions. The Mark’s Choice Upside Down Tomato Planter makes it easy to grow your own tomato crop a few steps from the back door. This Canadian-made product maximizes the vertical growing space in your yard, balcony, deck, or roof top garden. It drastically reduces plant maintenance and makes harvesting a snap. “Vegetables growing in containers naturally require added fertilizer on a regular basis,” Cullen says. “Tomato plants, for instance, benefit from an application of Home Gardener 20-2020 fertilizer every seven to ten days.” Cullen also points to the ease of growing herbs in containers. Most popular herbs, such as thyme, oregano, tarragon, and basil, originated in the Mediterranean and love hot, dry growing conditions with just enough water. To provide Mediterranean-like conditions, he suggests positioning containers in the sun and trying a soil mix such as Mark’s Choice Veggie and Flower Container Mix, which holds necessary moisture and lets the excess drain freely. Once you start harvesting your crop, you may find you have more local veggies than you can eat at once. However, with the help of your favourite retailer, canning has never been easier. Next time you’re in Home Hardware, for example, take a look at the Kitchen Value 5 Piece Home Canning Kit. It provides all the basics and allows you to enjoy your homegrown vegetables all winter long. More expert gardening advice and product information is available online at www.homehardware.ca.

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The 45-year fix ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

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hen Jason Skerratt was restoring his 1969 Dodge Super Bee, he brought his 440 Mopar engine to his long-time automotive buddy, Terry Flebbe at Terry’s Auto Lab to be rebuilt into a custom 440 6-pack. However, when he installed the rebuilt motor the thermostat leaked. “Not surprising,” Terry said. Now Jason was dealing with anti-freeze creating an unsightly mess and the leak was constant. “I brought it back to Terry and together we tried various gaskets and sealants but nothing stopped the leak,” Jason said. Jason knew Terry would mull over the problem and if there was a solution to be found, Terry would find it. “I was working on other jobs, off and on thinking about the leak and the vision of an adapter came to me,” Terry said. About a week later, Terry called Jason and the Mopar enthusiast’s first question was “did you find a solution?” Although he admitted he’d figured out the solution, he hadn’t fabricated the part – yet. During lunch in June 2010, Terry handed Jason the solution: a machined, aluminum adapter with a built-in O ring. “I knew it would work as soon as I saw it,” Jason said with a smile. Terry explained, on a big block Dodge engine the thermostat sits on top of the water pump but the traditional design couldn’t accommodate an O ring, the solution to the leakage problem. He then designed an adapter plate with a built-in O ring. For Jason, this was revolutionary. The traditional fix with

Terry Flebbe, left and Jason Skerratt are marketing the Mopar thermostat adapter Terry created. Annie Gallant photo

gaskets, sealants and the like, required not only frequent replacement but also the time it takes to allow the sealant and gasket glues to dry, often upwards of 24 hours. With the new adapter, not only was it a long term fix, but it takes only about 10 minutes to change and you’re back on the road. Jason installed Terry’s invention and drove his Super Bee for about a year without a single leakage problem. In surfing the Internet, Jason found the problem was universal and unsolved in all Dodge engines, 1978 and older. “The bane of dodge restorers across the world,” Jason said. “I said to Terry, ‘we’ve got to get on this.’ I prodded Terry for a long time.” But true to Terry’s nature, he found the solution, created the part and moved on to other jobs. Jason wouldn’t let it go and

once he agreed to get involved, Terry also saw the potential for marketing his invention. It was somewhat daunting with finding a manufacturer, designing a website, figuring out labelling and packaging and, not the least, getting the word out to Mopar restorers. “I felt it was important that, from start to finish, this would be a Quesnel product,” Jason said. “The label printing, web design and package were all done in Quesnel by Studio Grandell, but unfortunately, there wasn’t a local machine shop willing to take on the project.” They found a manufacturer in Vancouver. With many of the kinks worked out in their project, Terry and Jason decided to send the adapter to Richard Ehrenberg at Mopar Action magazine. They were just

looking for feedback. “We knew they had lots of Mopar motors at their disposal so we suggested they play around with the product and see how it performed,” Jason said. For two months they didn’t hear anything, then in January 2012 an email arrived in Terry’s inbox. “It said an article was in the works,” Terry said. Jason added an article is huge. “We’d have been happy with a mention in their new parts section,” he said. The write-up was due out in two months and the partners scrambled to be ready for their new adapter’s debut. Once the magazine hit the stands, the first adapter order was sent to Little Rock, Arkansas. “I still get excited when I see an email ‘Notification of payment received,’” Terry said.

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The partners have put up world maps on the walls of Terry’s shop, with push pins identifying where their adapters have been shipped. Pins are now in Norway, Australia, U.S.A., including Hawaii and in Canada. Every day brings new e-mails. “Finally found my leaky answer” was just one of the many responses. Jason figures there were about 50 million big block engines (although the adapter also works on small block engines) built between 1958 – 1978 and of those he estimates a few million are still either on the road or salvageable. That includes farm equipment, industrial, marine and motor homes of which millions used big block Mopar engines. “Every Dodge motor would benefit from the adapter. Even some owners who are unwilling to admit to a leakage problem, however, are purchasing it for the look it provides, they say,” Terry added. Although the partners expect 90 per cent of their sales will be online, Jason plans to promote the adapter at car shows and through targeted advertising. Now, with the adapter in the marketplace, Jason is constantly picking Terry’s brain for other quirky or unique inventions that could also be marketed. “I’ve only been around Terry for about 15 – 18 years, think of all the things I’ve missed before that,” he said with a laugh. Because that’s what Terry does. If he needs something and it’s not available commercially, he creates it and then moves on. And that includes auto parts, tools and a host of other necessary widgets. And who knows, his inventions, most one of a kind, could be the next great thingamajig.

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Madison Roll can hardly wait for her trip to Greece and Italy. Contributed photo

Trip of a lifetime

Student Travel Club prepares for Europe Situated in southern Europe near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, lay two ancient countries: Greece and Italy. Each country is known for its rich history, breathtaking cathedrals, astounding architecture, awe-inspiring landscapes and remarkable beaches as well as their alluring towns, villages and city centres. My name is Madison Roll and I am a 15 year-old attending Quesnel junior secondary school. Our school travel club is going to Greece and Italy with EF Education Tours, at the end of June, 2012. This all came about in September 2010 while I was listening to the lunchtime announcements. I heard something about a “travel club” meeting for anyone interested in traveling to Greece and Italy for 18 days. As I tuned-out everything around me, all I could think was “Yes, where do I sign?” It was first come, first served and I wasted no time.

After racing home to tell my parents about the trip and strongly emphasizing the educational benefits of world travel, especially Greece and Italy, they wholeheartedly agreed. Although questioning the cost, they appeared to be just as excited. It seemed like the very next day we started our fundraising blitz. We sold pies, poinsettias, flower baskets, wreaths, raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets and water bottles. We organized bottle drives, put together a garage sale and hosted a Christmas bingo, all under the guidance and direction of our travel club leaders, Cory Hart and Brian Cullinane. Since our parents were paying for the trip, that was how we (the students) raised our own spending money. Some of the wonderful places we will experience on this incredible journey are Athens, Isle of Hydra, Corinth, Sicily, Taormina, Mt. Etna, Palermo, Naples, Herculaneum, Rome, Assisi, Florence and Siena.

The weather promises to be hot, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 38 degrees C. This is truly a trip of a life time. But to share this experience with my two best friends, Nicole DeBlois and Paige Johnston, as well as my parents, is truly an incredible blessing. I honestly can’t think of a better way to start the summer. As I anxiously count down the days until we depart, I look forward, with great anticipation and excitement, to all the adventures and new discoveries that await us. We will certainly gain wisdom on how we see the world and achieve a heightened understanding of the history and modern civilizations of Southern Europe, first hand. The wait is almost over. Soon we won’t just be talking about the beauty and amazement of these two countries, it will be right in front of our eyes. Madison Roll is a student at QJS and a member of the travel club.

Block Party on Vaughan Street. Businesses on Vaughan Street are inviting Quesnel residents to a block party on Wednesday, June 6, 12 – 3 p.m. There will be open houses, promotions and giveaways, including a BBQ with free hot dogs and drinks. Live music will be provided by the River City Music Association. “Vaughan Street is a growing business district, with three new businesses opening in the past year,” Greg Lawrence, General Manager of Community Futures North Cariboo said. “The block party will help raise the community’s awareness of Vaughan Street businesses while providing fun

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2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES Property Tax Notices for the City of Quesnel were sent out the week of May 14. If you have not received your notice yet, please contact us at (250) 992-2111. Property Tax payments must be received in our office by July 3 to avoid a 10% penalty. Funds may be paid in person at City Hall, by mail or through most financial institutions (online or in person). Homeowner grant forms must also be received by July 3 to avoid the 10% penalty on the amount of the homeowner grant. Homeowner grant forms must be mailed, faxed or brought to City Hall. If you have any questions, please call us at (250) 992-2111. Kari Bolton, Collector City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - www.quesnel.ca Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)


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Ride the bus free in Quesnel on Clean Air Day Breathe easy on June 6 because the City of Quesnel and BC Transit are providing FREE bus rides in honour of Clean Air Day. Clean Air Day aims to raise awareness and encourage positive action on climate change issues. Join the public transit community; with fewer vehicles on the road we can all reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On Clean Air Day, begin or renew your commitment to sustainable trans-

portation; use public transit, cycle, walk, rollerblade or carpool. Not only will you save money and improve your health; you will reduce your carbon footprint. “Taking transit is a great way for people to leave their vehicles at home and enjoy the public transit system,” Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom said. “On Clean Air Day, people in Quesnel can ride transit for free and I hope the experience encourages them

to use transit more often.” “We are proud of our outstanding transit system, and encourage people to make use of if, not only on Clean Air Day but every day,” Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom said. “Taking transit is a simple solution to a complex problem,” said BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha said. For more information on transit service in Quesnel visit www.bctransit. com.

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCC) 375 Hartley Street • 250-992-6112 Pastor Lorne Reddemann Home of the “Lutheran Hour” Sundays on 100.3 The Wolf at 8:05 am Divine Service: 10 a.m. Sunday Sunday School & Bible Class: 11:20 a.m.

Yoshimi Matsuzaki and Eri Sakamoto an outing on Dragon Lake. Diane Graham photo

For church directory information call Trina at 250-992-2121 Sakamoto Eri Bang on schedule, another volunteer slides into Shiraoi house as an old volunteer makes her way out into the vast Canadian wilderness to continue her travels. Eri Sakamoto, the new volunteer, arrived fresh from the one of the few Canadian Metropolises, Toronto, early in May. Seeking a little bit of adventure and travel, Eri left Osaka 11 months ago. Because a friend lived in Toronto, Eri decided to move there, so as not to be completely alone in a new country. With all the international culture in the big city, Eri found herself surrounded by people who spoke her language and were of the same culture as her. “In Toronto, it was easy because there were so many Japanese people.” Surrounded by Japanese, she found Toronto was not too different from her hometown. “Because it’s like Japan, it was easy to live. There was lots of Japanese food, so it was a convenient place to live.” Coming here, however, has been a big change. “It’s totally different from Osaka,” Eri said. Here in Quesnel, without all the Japanese people and Asian grocery stores, it’s been a bit harder for Eri. Language has been an obstacle for Eri, as sometimes she finds she can’t quite say exactly what she wants, but these linguistic difficulties are part of the reason she made her way to our small town, buried in the middle of forests of pine, out of the way of many international travelers. “I came here to make myself speak English.” There have been some collateral benefits to go with the extra push with her language learning. “It’s a beautiful city,” Eri said of Quesnel. “There’s lots of greenery and nature.” A big change from the grey behemoth of Toronto, she said. And though she misses Osaka, she is looking forward to her time here in Quesnel learning English and enjoying nature. Eri is returning to Japan a little earlier than planned as she recently secured a job back home. Summer hours for the Quesnel Shiraoi House are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m, Japanese lessons available on Wednesday 3 – 4 p.m. For information, call 250-992-6532 and leave a message. One of the members will get back to you. The Quesnel/Shiraoi House is also available for rent, details available at Quesnel/Shiraoi House.

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Hunting the elusive sasquatch

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Just off Highway 97 south lies the idyllic Pioneer Park, upon which the Quesnel Archery Club descended, along with quite a few visitors, to silently snipe 3D targets. Archers from all over the B.C. interior – 100 Mile, Williams Lake, Prince George and Vanderhoof – came to Pioneer Park to take part in the Outdoor 3D shoot. Wayne Schaefer, one of the organizers of the shoot, was pleased with the attendance of the event. Going into the event, Schaefer hoped to have 80 archers attend. The numbers eclipsed Schaefer’s hope, with 103 archers taking part in the events of the weekend. What they found when they got there was a camp kitchen set up under an open shelter, along with tents, RVs and a mess of bows, all surrounded by kilometres of pine trees with a beautiful lake just a short walk behind. Spread throughout the forest, by the lake-side, on cutbanks, through the trees and in fields, markers and targets were set up on a trail system. Archers choose a place to start and followed the trail till they had hit, or at least shot at, every one of the 30 targets the archery club had set up. The targets ranged from the believable, mountain goats and bears, to the exotic, a cobra, to the downright weird, epitomized by the final target, the steel Cariboo Sasquatch which would peel like a gong with any errant arrow that missed the soft belly or forehead and hit the hard steel of which the greater part of the target was made. The Sasquatch wasn’t the only humourous twist on a target. Earlier on in the course, archers had to shoot through a toilet seat, into an outhouse, to hit a bear. Other targets were less humourous. Some posed a bit of difficulty, like the mountain goat posted up high on a cutbank that ‘extreme’ (the hardest level of shot) shooters had to hit through branches of trees. Other targets were picturesque, like the moose placed by the lake side, in a grassy field.

Clockwise from middle: Devon Swirhun takes a shot at the infamous steel sasquatch; Lorrie Swirhun, DonDee Foley and Brianne Foley were there representing three generations of archers; Stephanie Bepple taking aim; Doug Swirhun sighting in.

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By a fletching’s width JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporer Despite the penetrating potential, an arrow can be a delicate thing. Just ask Dale Chapplow, a member of the Quesnel archery club, who got second at the Burnaby Canada Cup. "One arrow cost me the gold medal," Chapplow said. Chapplow did well the entire championship and was sitting on top of the heap deep into his last round. That was when the delicacy of his arrows came into play. "Half way down the fletching came off and [the arrow] dove," Chapplow said. Before the unfortunate fletching failure, he was on top, after the arrow he lost the gold by three points. This wasn’t the first time Chapplow had problems with the fletchings on his arrows, but it should be the last as the loss has convinced him to change companies.

Heather Stewart rounds the second barrel in last Thursday’s barrel race. Jonas Gagnon photo

Barreling out of the gates JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Kersley Horse Club came out to Alex Fraser Park to put their horses through the paces last Thursday. The club run both pole bending and barrel racing for everyone from the little tykes in peewee to the experienced riders in the open class. In peewee pole bending Kira Stowell rode Amber to victory, followed by Emma Langevin on Sniper. In the open class, Wendy Braaten placed first in 1D on Okie. In Debbie Roch to 2D on Stormie, while Launie Stowell took 3D on Black Jack. In 4D, Sarah Mack ran

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“One arrow cost me the gold medal” Dale Chapplow, Archer

But while Chapplow finished in a disappointing second, Sydney Watson took a step up into the senior division, from her junior division and managed to finish the tournament in third. Watson was forced to step up in competition because the Canada Cup does not have a junior division. Despite the higher level of competition, Watson shot well, though Chapplow, who is Watson's coach, is sure she has potential to grow. Due to a busy schedule, with exams at school and a host of other things on her plate, time constraints are causing some trouble. "Her biggest problem right now is finding time to practice," Chapplow said. Scott Watson was also down in Burnaby with the archery club, but had the bad luck of meeting Chapplow in the first round.


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Laws left hanging as legislature adjourns TOM FLETCHER Black Press A dozen bills are being pushed through with minimal debate in the last two days of the B.C. legislature’s spring session and four more will be left in limbo until the B.C. Liberal government decides whether to proceed with a scheduled fall session. B.C. Liberal house leader Rich Coleman moved Wednesday to divide up the remaining time left to debate a stack of legislation tabled by government ministers in recent weeks. Bills receiving less than an hour of additional scrutiny include changes to ferry legislation, new penalty provisions for transit fare evasion, changes to support harsher roadside penalties for suspected impaired drivers, the establishment of a

Family Day holiday and the reinstatement of the provincial sales tax (PST). NDP house leader John Horgan said complicated issues such as sales tax transition for new home sales can’t possibly be understood in the 30 minutes allowed for debate. The B.C. Liberals have “completely and utterly botched” this legislative session, with 15 bills presented with only eight sitting days left, Horgan said. Coleman and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon have previously said the late flood of legislation was caused partly by the staff time required to dismantle the harmonized sales tax, set to end next spring. The legislative logjam prompted the government to open a third chamber in a committee

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room, holding three simultaneous debates for the first time in B.C. history. Coleman said the NDP opposition wasted hours of debate time speaking to legislation that they ended up supporting and opposing the use of a third debate chamber. “If they hadn’t spent three days talking about the HST when the PST

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ambulance services, and regulatory changes affecting disease reporting on farms. Another bill left in limbo would modernize movie regulations and the fourth makes changes to water use in oil and gas drilling.

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Margo Harris 250-983-8054

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Lost between Maple Dr. & WestLand Rd, black & white neutered male cat. Fine white line on belly. If found please call (250)747-1681 or (250)255-1570

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Lost & Found Lost on Hwy 97 south Crystal Rd a tool kit w/ drill misc tools if found call Phill @250-9918035 . Reward offered

Quesnel & District Branch 1000 Carson Pit Rd. Quesnel, BC V2J 7H2 Ph. (250)992-7722 The following animals have been brought to the Q & D SPCA as a stray: - Senior Female Lab X, tan & white, wearing red collar. Found on Lewis Drive. - Adult Male Black Lab X Dog. Found on Fairway Rd @ Quesnel Golf Course. - Adult Male DSH Grey Tabby Cat. Found on Anderson Dr.

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Lost a Blk / silver Cockapoo named Bear ,5 yrs old,weighs 40lbs, Red collar with “Bear”on blue tag. Loves kids & other dogs, missing May 9th Phillips Rd. Southills.No questions asked Please call 250747-3610

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WFP is currently seeking a fully experienced Woods Foreman to join our Holberg Forest Operation located approximately 45 minutes west of Port Hardy.

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Reporting to the General Foreman, the Woods Foreman is responsible for leading company logging crews and contractors and ensuring that the highest standards of safety, quality, production, and environmental protection and production are maintained. The Holberg Forest Operation harvests approximately 550,000 m³ annually. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-peopleemployment/careers/ Please apply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: June 15th, 2012 Reference Code: HFO, Woods Foreman

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Position Available Immediately Northland Mortgages Quesnel Ltd

The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required

“Wanted individual to take and process mortgage applications. Applicant must have passed the Sub Mortgage Brokers exam and be in the position to hold said licence.”

We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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Resumes may be dropped off at Northland Mortgages office or emailed to francine@northlandgroup.net 254 Reid Street, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2M2 T: (250) 992-7295 • F: (250) 992-8573

1-877-840-0888 www.ThompsonCC.ca

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Caribou Road Services Ltd. HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS CRS is accepting resumes for two Heavy Duty Mechanics Positions in our Pouce Coupe Facility, 10 minutes from Dawson Creek, BC. Join a team dedicated to providing exceptional service, repairs, and maintenance on a variety of heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment.

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Successful candidates must be self-motivated, competent, have strong organizational skills, and a commitment to quality, customer service, and safety. Competitive wages and benefit package. Please forward resumes, including drivers abstract to the attention of Rick Mortenson at Caribou Road Services Ltd., P.O. Box 100, Pouce Coupe, BC, V0C 2C0, fax to (250) 786-5447 attention: Rick Mortenson or email: crs@caribouroads.com.

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Aspen Planers Ltd. QC/Planer Supervisor Merritt, BC

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Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportuniƟes for conƟnuous growth and development?

Help Wanted

Type of Business: Mortgage Company Position: Sub-Mortgage Broker Full or Part Time

As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company.

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

We are currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic individual with a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment The successful candidate will have: • A strong commitment to safety • Strong management, organizational, planning and problem solving skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Solid computer skills • Five or more years planer experience including previous supervisory and quality control experience • Lumber grading ticket and MSR experience would be a definite asset If you thrive within a challenging and dynamic setting, have a strong safety background and a desire to work in a team environment, please submit your resume, with complete references to: Aspen Planers Ltd. P. O. Box 160, Merritt, B. C. V1K 1B8 Attn: Brenda Stockford before June 9, 2012 Please submit your resume by fax @ 250-315-4237 or by email:brendastockford@apgroup.ca or jimrosevear@apgroup.ca and quote position you are applying for in the subject line .

Career Opportunities

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With

With Frontier Peterbilt Sales Ltd. is Currently Accepting Resumes for the Position of:

Frontier Peterbilt Sales Ltd. is Currently Accepting Resumes for the Position of:

Heavy Duty / Truck & Transport Technician

Service Manager

Location: Estevan

Frontier Peterbilt a division of Cervus Equipment Corporation is a Canadian - Is a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year apprentice or Journeyperson owned and operated - Consistently demonstrates exceptional customer service - Enjoys diagnosing, repairing and maintaining equipment trucking dealership with - Advise shop foreman of additional repair or maintenance that could be performed ÷ve locations throughout - Complete repair order annotation on each job Saskatchewan.

We are looking for a professional who:

We will give preference to individuals with: - Basic computer skills and the passion abount solving problems - Ability to take initiative and thrives in a fast paced team environment We would like to offer you: - An exemplary health, EA3, dental and optical bene÷ts package - A competitive journeyman wage scale of $37.22 to 42.35 per hour, supplemented with a generous stock purchase plan - A ful÷lling career where you can relate to and engage with an incredible team

If you’ve got a great attitude and integrity, we can offer you exciting career opportunities. To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to careers@cervuscorp.com or fax to 1 888 607 9603.

Visit us online today @ www.frontierpeterbilt.com

Location: Estevan

We are looking l k for f a professional f l who: h - Leading a high performing, collaborative service department that achieves long-term, consistent growth - Manage service department processes to achieve the highest customer satisfaction level by providing excellent customer service - Managing the day to day operations, recognizing what is in the best interest of the department, company and customers; making decisions accordingly - Coordinating work øow through the shop and on the road; ensuring work is completed ef÷ciently and on time - Managing work orders, warranty and product improvements. Con÷rming they are closed, submitted and proper payments are accounted for in a timely manner - Employee satisfaction including directing and monitoring development

Frontier Peterbilt a division of Cervus Equipment Corporation is a Canadian owned and operated trucking dealership with ÷ve locations throughout Saskatchewan.

We will give preference to individuals with: - Minimum three years’ experience in equipment dealership service operations, preferably in the trucking industry - Experience with working through warranty processes - Exceptional managerial, administrative and marketing skills - Exceptional customer service skills We would like to offer you: - An exemplary health, EAP, dental and optical bene÷ts package - A competitive pay scale supplemented with a generous stock purchase plan - A ful÷lling career where you can relate to and engage with an incredible team

If you’ve got a great attitude and integrity, we can offer you exciting career opportunities. To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to careers@cervuscorp.com or fax to 1 888 607 9603.

Visit us online today @ www.frontierpeterbilt.com

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Saskatoon - Lloydminster - Regina - Estevan

Frontier Peterbilt is Proud to be a Division of Cervus Equipment Corporation.

Frontier Peterbilt is Proud to be a Division of Cervus Equipment Corporation.


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Employment

Employment Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted

Front desk, House Keeper & PT Breakfast Attendant wanted for Quality Inn. (Nee:Talisman Inn) 753 Front St. Apply in person with resume.

Full & part time delivery driver needed. Apply with resume in person at Golden Bamboo Restaurant 130 Barlow Ave. No phone calls.

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.

Investors Group in Quesnel is expanding and currently has an opening for two financial advisor positions. Investors Group offers industry leading training and mentoring and the advantage of a flexible schedule and exceptional income potential. For further information please contact Bob Piderman at 250-392-2637 or Bob.Piderman@investorsgroup.com This is a full-time opportunity to establish a variable-income and self-employed business in association with Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

Are you energetic, organized and dedicated? Quesnel Downtown Association is hiring a permanent part-time office manager/events planner. Approx. 20 hours/week. Please drop off your resume at 339 Reid St. between 9 am - noon, Tuesday - Friday. Closing date June 8, 2012.

Need Cash today? Payday loans up to $1,000 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! Ca$h Factory Loans also offers cheque cashing, tax returns, and Western Union! In the West Park Mall or (250)992-7070

P & D LOGGING Operations in Grand Forks BC is looking an experienced Feller Buncherman, as well as Experienced Lim-mit Processor Operator plus Logging Truck Mechanic/Welder all positions are F/T with Benefits. call Gerry 250-469-1695 or Dan 250-469-1694 after 6 pm. Or email Resume to: management@pdlogging.ca.

Receptionist Needed - Saturdays & Relief Time. Must b-e competent with computers including EXCEL & WORD. Drop resume off at North Cariboo Realty, 441 Kinchant St. Quesnel or fax to (250)992-2240

STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ www.sales@structurlam.com Summer Housekeeping Staff June-Sept/Oct at the White Cap Motor Inn in Wells, BC. Must be capable and in good health, honest, hard working, conscientious, reliable, $13/hr. Shared accommodation available. Call (250)994-3489 email resume to: whitecap@goldcity.net

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Discover A Sustainable Career Path. Millar Western is an Alberta-based forest products company, committed to the sustainability of our business, resources and communities. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program and exciting career development opportunities within a collaborative and respectful work environment.

West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Relief/Casual LPN Position available in a medical/health service office. Some travel required. Computer experience necessary. Send resumes attention: West Fraser Mills Ltd. Medical Health Services 1250 Brownmiller Rd. • Quesnel, B.C. • V2J 6P5 or fax to 250-992-0802.

Competition 1110 – Part-time Support Worker (Grade K/1) NCCS is is seeking seekingaapart-time part-timeSupport SupportWorker Workertoto work 10 work three hours per week to assist thethe fullfull time K/1K/1 teacher. afternoons a week to assist time teacher. Competition 1111 – Temporary Teacher (Grade 4/5) NCCS is seeking a full-time temporary teacher to cover the remainder of a maternity leave until February 10, 2013. Competition 1112 – Part-Time Temporary Teacher A part-time (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) temporary Teacher is required to teach Grades 6-9 Science, Math and Phys Ed beginning September to cover for a medical leave. Competition 1113 – Teachers-On Call NCCS is seeking teachers for Kindergarten to Grade 9 on a casual basis effective immediately and available for the 2012-2013 school year. Competition 1114 – Bus Driver (Casual) The school is seeking a casual Bus Driver to take on the responsibility of safely transporting our students to and from school, to off site extra curricular activities and Àeld trips.

We are currently hiring for September and the 2012-2013 school year. All competitions will remain open until Àlled. Teachers must be certiÀed through the Teachers Regulation Branch of the BC Ministry of Education. All staff must be willing to sign a Statement of Faith, and have a heart dedicated to Christian Education. Quoting the competition number in the subject line, please submit your cover letter and resume of qualiÀcations and experience by email to Mr. John Hengen, Principal, jobs@nccschool.ca. Complete job descriptions can be provided through our ofÀce. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.nccschool.ca. Give them more than an education Give them a foundation for living

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Professional/ Management

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Project Engineer in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The Project Engineer will possess competency in the followign areas in order to perform his/her role in a safe, productive, and effective manner Oversees the Administration of Contract (Accepted Bid Package) and Information Management - Assists with Project Administration and Cash Flow Ensures a safe work environement - Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Ability to work in a team environment -Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for QAQC Manager in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The QA QC Manager will have knowledge in the following: Responsible for all inspection activities - Assign qualified inspection and test personnel to perform their applicable quality related activities - Responsible for review and approval of test controls and test results, inspection records and welding inspections. - Document nonconformances - Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or construction-related discipline from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the civil discipline Knowledge of construction practices (i.e., formwork, rebar, concrete placing, etc) is preferred -Demonstrated skill and knowledge with applicable Quality codes. - Must have knowledge of the general structure of quality assurance programs, especially of inspection and testing procedures under those programs. Please send resume to patton@bakerconcrete.com

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com Wanted mini-storage assistance manager, approx 10-12 hrs a mo. Email resume & cell# to regah010@telus.net We invite you to apply in person for the position of parttime store clerk/sorter. Pls submit your resume to Cameron Schiltz, Thrift Store Manager. Applications close on June 1,2012 @ 4 pm. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you, God bless. Welder/Fabricator for busy Quesnel shop needed ASAP. Steel/Aluminum Welding/Fabricating experience min. 1 yr. APPLY BY EMAIL ONLY!! quesneloffice@shawcable.com Wages to be negotiated depending on experience - References required.

valid conclusions. Send Resume to: patton@bakerconcrete.com

Labourers

Work Wanted

EXPERIENCED mine staff needed 25 minutes North of Quesnel on the Cotton Wood. Heavy machinery experience an asset Please email with resume regan@nnwmines.com

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

Services

Medical/Dental Esthetics Services

Dental Assistant Required. Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel BC V2J 5J5 (250)9923771 email: diharv@shaw.ca

Eavestrough

Eavestrough

Reporting to the Corporate Controller and working out of our Whitecourt office, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the senior leadership team overseeing our wood products operations. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing annual budgets and operating plans, financial analysis and forecasting in support of our lumber and woodlands operations throughout the company. Qualified applicants will have a formal accounting designation, coupled with several years of progressively more senior, forestry-related experience. A proven track record in continuous improvement and performance management is essential. Applicants also should have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system would be an asset. This position is located in the town of Whitecourt, a vibrant community 170 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities. Qualified and interested candidates should e-mail a current resume and cover letter to careers@millarwestern.com or fax their credentials, in confidence, to (780) 486-8282, attention Human Resources. CLOSING DATE: JUNE 14, 2012 Millar Western is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants in advance; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. MILLAR WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS LTD.

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Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

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CELESTE Paradis Day Spa opening in Quesnel June 1st, 2012! Relaxation Massage, Facials, Pedicures, Waxing. www.celesteparadis.com 250-316-0249

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Purchaser/ Stores Coordinator 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.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com Poor Credit? Bad Credit? Slow Paying? We finance. OAC. Phone in application.Toll free 1(877)992-8334 DL7239

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances 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.

KENMORE DRYER 80 SERIES $150.00 CALL (250)747-2277

Farm Equipment 255 Massey Tractor

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.mccreight@interfor.com As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

4 cyl Perkins Diesel , 495 Allied Loader w/ quick Detach bucket & Bale Fork runs Excellent Super cond. $15,500.00 call 250-991-8910 Crosslink Chains , (like new) $200.00 obo call 250-991-8910


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Quesnel Physiotherapy Clinic Marathon Orthotics

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Quesnel Septic Service Ltd.

Site Assessments • Designs • Installations Inspections • Maintenance & Repairs Quality & Service 43 years

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Ph: 250-747-5126

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Quesnel’s Full Service Septic Systems Company

Maple Park Shopping Center

250-747-0575

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales Garage Sale Fri, June 1st @ 3 pm to 7 pm at #69 -684 North Fraser Dr. Electric type easy boy chair, inside & outside doors , & other household items. Men’s Tool Sale : June 2nd & 3rd 9am to 3pm (No early birds please ) 454 Sanderson Rd.

Real Estate

Real Estate

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Rentals

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc. Wanted

Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $135,000. 780-394-7088

WHAT A VIEW!

LOADS OF POTENTIAL

Sporting Goods

Houses For Sale

Bow flex XTREME 2 SE Home gym

GREAT VALUE IN RED BLUFF REDUCED

Lovely 3 bdrm family home on .5 ac. Nice & bright w/ spacious kitchen & dining room. Large enclosed deck/ sunroom, fenced back yard, 22x30 carport. Just $179,900. #3801 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

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

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

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Enjoy a spectacular view of Dragon Lake from the deck of this beautiful 4 bdrm executive home. Lovely kitchen w/teak cupbards, 2 F/P’s, hot tub, sauna, shop, newer flooring & paint. $259,900. #3743

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

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

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

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QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

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

Misc. for Sale Fridge & stove matching set good condition / 4 Antique chairs / 2 good tires like new fits 15’ rims call 250 747 1008 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Large mirror, dresser topper or head board, $50. Bazooka Sub woofer, $50. Call (250)747-3100

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Beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath executive home. Hardwood floors, oak kitchen w/bay window nook and adjoining family room. Freshly painted, fenced yard, RV parking. $309,900. #3804 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

Stunning custom built executive home with all the extras. 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, central A/C, 4 bdrm, 4 baths. Beautiful rock work in & out. $409,900. #3721 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Matching homes for buyers and sellers for over 25 years.

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

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3 bedroom home. Large shop. Fenced, .55 acre.

COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

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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

Mobile Homes & Parks

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.

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Misc. Wanted

For Sale: 2 Bdrm mobile in Lomar prk #5 -602 Elm street, 2 bath, 2 room addition, covered patio, carport, natural gas fire place , 2 sheds immaculate . Call 250-747-1121

FOR SALE 1541 Beach Crescent

Immacualte 1700 s/f home, 3 bedrooms & two full bathrooms. Spacious living room w/gas fireplace & formal dining, oak kitchen, upstairs has new laminate, carpets & new windows. Covered deck, backyard boasts apples trees, gazebo, 12’x16’ garden shed. Large rec room with gas fireplace, storage/cool room. Attached garage, 22’x32’ shop, RV pad. 126’ well with ample water, water softener. Manicured 1/3 acre on City sewer. A block from Dragon Lake, minutes from Lakeview School & easy access to shopping. Asking $299,000.00

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2151 Bartkow Close Rd. Saturday, June 2 - 11 am - 1 pm 2 bdrm home w/over 1800 sq ft on one level & close to Bouchie Lake. 1.92 acres w/ Barn, Greenhouse, 3 run Kennel, Observatory & fenced yard. This house is just waiting for the right person to make it their home. $191,500.

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Transportation

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Trucks & Vans

Renaissance I

North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $550/mo. (250)992-2362

1983 Ford Citation Motorhome

1997 Chevrolet Venture

Rentals

Apartments Bachelor - $500 + 1 Bdrm. - $525 + 2 Bdrm. - $600 + No parties, No Pets References Required 575 Doherty Drive

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Renaissance II

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

Townhouses

FOR RENT IN QUESNEL

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

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Boats

1996 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE V6. 154,000km. White / beige top. 16â&#x20AC;? Eagle mags. Second set of rims. Winter stored, heated garage. $4,100. 250.992.7108

250-992-2806 Commercial/ Industrial

1375 SQ FT Commercial Space for Lease - Anderson Mall(Located next to Gold Pan City Dance) - West Village. Call (250)983-9938 Refreshed & Modernized Downtown OfďŹ ce Space Available. Suitable for Massage Therapist, Counselor, Nutritionist or similar vocation. Contact Dr. Michael Duperron, Chiropractor, 274 Reid St. Quesnel, BC (250)992-5110 TWO COMMERCIAL Spaces Available NOW - Prime downtown Quesnel, BC; #1 1100sf, new roof, former eatery; #2 - 2300sf, ofďŹ ces. Email frchin@gmail.com or call 604-731-8389

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 For Sale $500 1988 4 Door Honda Accord - Power windows & locks power sunroof - sports popup headlights - CD player - 4 Cylinder - white with tan interior - needs body work/ good project car - great on gas - good to /from work carMotor & Transmission replaced - runs great - No accidents call 250-992-5532

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 Honda Civic

10 Ft. Fishcat Pontoon Boat

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 ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan /c kitchen at rear, lots of storage through out unit. (250)992-3300 Quesnel, BC

2002 Trail Lite 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bantam

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Trucks & Vans 1994 3/4 Ton Ford XLT

Homes for Rent 2Bdrm. executive Chalet on 165 acres in Kersley. Price to include Hydro, Bell Express View, snow removal & storage in shop. $950/mo. Bring a horse $1100/mo. 747-3972 2 HOMES for Rent! Both available July 1st. Each home has 5+ Bdrms, 2 baths, fenced yard. One in Johnston Sub, other in North Quesnel. N/S, Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $1200/mth each + utilities. (250) 983-8715 Need Cash today? Ca$h Factory Loans offers payday loans up to $1,000 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! In the West Park Mall or (250)992-7070.

Recreation 1995 Snow Villa Ltd

158,000 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, A1 Condition! Comes with extra set of tires on rims, Yakima roof rack with car top box & bike carrier. Fantastic gas mileage. Great grad gift!

Call (250)255-4017 $4,800

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

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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

Older 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; boat and trailer 2-18 hp Johnson motors $950.00 call 250-747-4745 Titan Airdeck InďŹ&#x201A;atable Boat 10 ft. Comes with oars, hand pump & 2 inďŹ&#x201A;atable life vests, and ďŹ shing tackle. $1500 obo. Call (250)747-3300

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Notice to remove private land from Woodlot Licence W0538 Please be advised that Nancy Luy is proposing to remove 269.3 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0538 located in the vicinity of Hill Road, south of Quesnel, B.C. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Cariboo Forest Consultants Ltd., PO Box 4629, Quesnel, BC, V2J 3J8, Attn: Steven Curtis, R.P.F. by June 18, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Steven Curtis, R.P.F. at 250-747-4382.

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I, Ross MacLean, General Manager of Gibraltar Mines Ltd., PO Box 130 McLeese Lake, BC, V0L 1P0, intend to submit this amendment application to the Director to amend Permit PE416, issued July 13, 1971 and last amended April 29, 2011 which authorizes the discharge of efďŹ&#x201A;uent to the Fraser River and the Gibraltar East Pit and tailings from a copper-molybdenum mine and mill complex to a tailings storage facility.

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YOUTH ZONE Young Canadian explores France Michelle Robert discovers a new culture during her Rotary Exchange

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leven months is a long time to be away from your family when you’re 17. When, in October 2011, I first filled out the application form that a teacher at school was handing out, I didn’t seriously think I would make the cut. I casually mentioned that I was applying for a year abroad to my parents, without much thought. I only briefly discussed it with my boyfriend. Our first interview with the Rotary Club of Quesnel sent my dreams soaring to new heights. I was the only person in Quesnel to have applied. I had excellent grades at school. I was involved in the community and I was asked the question – what country did I want to spend my grade 12 year in? My dad was so proud. Mom said her baby was leaving the nest and mourned a little. My brother claimed I was abandoning him. My friends were just as shocked as I was, and my boyfriend... well, he unhappily agreed to download Skype and be at the airport. A ten plus page document and three months later, I learned that I was headed to the Loire-Atlantic region of France, on the threshold of Brittany. A weekend in Squamish with the other Outbound BC kids and the Inbound international visitors of the 2010-2011 school year taught me about travelling safely, handling modern communication and homesickness, the importance of being an ambassador, and prepared my parents in some small way to accept the biggest change the exchange causes: they were sending out a teenager, and they will get back an adult. The Rotary Youth Exchange is a three year cycle. The first year is the preparation stage, followed by the year abroad, and the reintegration stage. My first year tumbled over piles of paperwork, visa bureaucracy, insurance nightmares, hours of packing, and finally ended, on Aug. 23, 2011 at the Vancouver airport. My family, my best friend, and my boyfriend were there to see

me off. I stepped onto a plane and 11 hours later in Paris’ Charles deGaulle airport, where the real journey began. It’s sometimes said the exchange is not a year in a life, but a life in a year. During my year, I am to live with four different families in four different towns, and attend a private Catholic school all year in a fifth town. We don’t have uniforms, but there is a strict dress code. The first time I wanted to wear my little North American shorts to school, my host mother told me to put opaque leggings underneath. Flip flops are not allowed anywhere but the beach. No baggy hoodies outside the house. Running shoes at school are considered a fashion crime, but I refuse to this day to give up my hiking boots. Hats are not allowed in the classroom, no matter how poorly the heating system works. The first months are referred to as the ‘’honeymoon’’ stage. Everything is new and wonderful and exciting. My first family, with two parents and two preteen boys, took me on vacation for the two weeks before school started. I went surfing for my first time. I got nicknamed Polar Bear after I followed the wet suit-clad French into the ocean in my bikini. I sampled frog legs, foie gras (fat duck liver), saucisses, galettes (paper thin buckwheat pancakes eaten with eggs, cheese, and ham), shell fish, and other regional specialities. Brittany has a very rich culture, stemming from a unique and independent history. The street signs in Brittany are written in two languages (French and Breton), and it has the only free highways in France. Its’ separatist groups remind me a tad bit of Quebec. When school started in mid-September, I had my first big shock. School starts at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. for high school students. We have up to eight subjects a day. The school system structure in France includes maternelle (ages 2-5), primaire (6-10), college (11-

14), and then our 3-year equivalent of senior high, lycée. In lycée, students take one year of general studies, and then choose a section: literature, science, or economics. The subjects they take are almost all mandatory and depend on their chosen section. I am spending my year in Terminal Littérature, our equivalent of Grade 12. History, geography, philosophy, literature, English, a third language, and physical education are among our mandatory courses. Twice during the year we suffer through a week of practise exams (the Bac Blanc), in preparation for the dreaded Baccalauréat: a week of exams to get a French high school diploma. Each exam is a painful three to four hours long. I chose to write the practice exams, although I will not be writing the finals. October was one of the biggest months in my exchange. It was a little as if, within two weeks, I plunged straight into the culture shock stage up to my eyebrows. It was a bumpy ride with my host family, while I encountered strange rules about where I could and couldn’t go in the house,

what I could and couldn’t eat for breakfast (‘’Leftovers? Sacrilege!’’) and why missing the school bus was a crime against humanity. My younger host brothers, adorable as they are, taught me everything about patience I will ever need to know in life. My host mother was about as sensitive to my moods as a barometer, which I discovered is not necessarily a good thing. To their great relief as well as mine, I had other activities to get me out of the house now and then. I joined the French marine scouts as a leader, I spend one glorious weekend at Mont Saint Michel with 200 other exchange students and my Rotary counsellor took me travelling for a week in the beautiful Loire valley. Upon my return, my host family pulled me out of school for five days at a water park resort called CenterParcs. Relations were a little easier afterwards for a while, but not always easy. That first family, who taught me the dos and don’ts of French culture and rode out the adjustment storm with me, will stay in my heart forever. When I had to move to a new fam-

ily after the Christmas vacation, I didn’t want to leave what I came to consider my new home. Nevertheless, after a week on the road with a Rotarian, we dropped by to pick up my (originally two, now five) suitcases and headed off to meet my new parents. The following month of January can be summarized in two words: exams, and sales. My new sister taught me the joys and sorrows of shopping during the nation-wide six week sales, and I had to get rid of some of my old clothes. February, the height of Brittany’s winter, was a slow month. I visited a homesick American student in another province one weekend, to give her a little support. It was an interesting experience for me, because I got to witness firsthand how different students live different relationships with their hosts. My friend, who I had thought was very much like me, was miserable with her host family as she failed to communicate at all with them and felt alienated by her host mother. After three days in their home, I managed to build a relationship with her host parents and had a long conversation with her host mother about her feelings towards her young American guest. We learned that her upbringing had forbidden strangers in her home, and that she was extremely uncomfortable and did not know how to react to the situation. The fact that I was able to get close to these people where my friend had failed, opened my eyes to how certain personalities or closed minds can clash. My American friend managed to rebuild her burnt bridges, and I went home feeling a little wiser. My second host family did few activities together, and the evenings were often long for me. I learned to love my pampered sister as I love my two brothers from my first family, and I started giving her English lessons after school. We had another school vacation; up until May, we have had a

two week break every six weeks, perhaps to make up for our nine hour school days. I was more than a little disappointed when plans for a ski trip to the Alps flopped, and we spent the vacation on our couch. March, on the other hand, was stuffed full of travels and activities and we were blessed with an early summer. I accompanied my hosts to a huge international fair up North, where I saw more cheese, bread and sausage than a French person could eat in a lifetime. I spent two weekends with my scouts and I went sailing for my second time, this time being the skipper of my boat. At the end of the month, I hopped on a train and took off for the long-awaited Journées Rotariennes de la Jeunesse: three days, 430 students from 31 countries, nestled at the foot of the French Alps in the town of Annecy for a lot of national anthems and patriotic moments. It was a relief to finally see mountains again. We spent a day on the crystalline Annecy Lake, followed by group photos of each nationality. I learned that there are about 20odd Canadians in France this year, and our group photos are flaming with red blazers, waving flags, maple leaf stickers, and Olympic gloves. I even managed a maple leafshaped sun burn on my cheek, thanks to a washoff tattoo. The picture some sneaky photographer took of me crowd surfing at the Rotary party that night with my face a nice patriotic red was somewhat humbling. April tumbled in equally busy. Hardly a week after my adventures in the Alps, I headed off with my European class to Brussels, Belgium, for three days. We visited the Parlamentarium of Europe, the MiniEurope park and had a treasure hunt in the town square. The large Arab population in the capital surprised me, as well as how oddly the Belgians drive. Danielle Robert is a Rotary Exchange student in France. This is part one of a two-part submission.


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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY NORTH CARIBOO GYMKHANA begins Monday night, June 18, Alex Fraser Park, 6:30 p.m. Come early to sign up. Must bring horse council card. Three events held weekly from leadliner to adult. For information email dmverge@ hughes.net or call Jen, 250-992-9227 or visit facebook page, North Cariboo Gymkhana.

TUESDAY SPECIAL OLYMPICS AGM June 12, 7 p.m., Carson school. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB gymkhana every Tuesday night, 6:30 p.m. Cost, $3 per night per orse for all three events, barrels, poles and stakes, memberships are $10 for individual, $25 for family. 2801 Otter Road in Kersley, behind the Alamo Diner. For information call Chelsea, 250-747-1632 or just show up. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250-983-6920 to check availability.

WEDNESDAY BLOCK PARTY ON VAUGHAN STREET June 6, 12 – 3 p.m. Open houses, promotions and giveaways, including a BBQ with free hot dogs and drinks. Live music provided by River City Music Association. GEOTHERMAL 101. Due to overwhelming response this a re-run of a previously presented workshop with Titi Kunkel, June 6, 4:30 – 6 p.m. For details contact Community Futures, 250-9922322.

LEGION FLEA MARKET NOW OPEN Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., donations appreciated. Call 250747-4591 or 250992-6140.

FRIDAY QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING June 8, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at city hall in C.D. Hoy room. MLA Bob Simpson is guest speaker. For information call Donna, 250-992-3369. UNSEEMLY EVENINGS PRESENTS CARAVAN CABARET, A NIGHT OF WHIMSICAL DELIGHTS with The Tequila Mochingbird Orchestra, Tim Sars Trio, Bottoms Up Barely Burlesque, Vile Pole Arts, DJ Dilemma (after bands finish) and many other entertainment treats. Tickets are $30 (in advance), after June 10, $35 and available at Gold Pan City Dance or Bo-Peep Boutique. for information call 250-255-1171 or check facebook. FAMILY FASD RETREAT at FISH LAKE July 6 – 8. Parent participation, healthy meal workshops, families with children aged 10 – 14 years free. Information and registration in by June 22. Contact Charlene Vankoughnett, 250-992-8347. Limited enrollment. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING QUESNEL sponsored by Quesnel Legion. A 19 years and older Karaoke contest, hosted by Straight from the Heart Music. Every Friday night one finalist will be chosen for the final competition during Billy Barker Days. $5 cover charge each for Karaoke Hostess Services. Contest rules

and entry forms can be picked up at the Legion.

SATURDAY EVENING WITH KERSLEY PLAYERS, June 2, presenting two short plays, complimentary beverages and appetizers will be served. Tickets, advance only, $25 at Cariboo Propane. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Adult comedy. I N F O R M AT I O N ON CHUBB LAKE CAMPS will be available at West Park Mall, June 2, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Raffle for garden basket and other prizes. For information contact Marian Gillard, 250992-7633. ARTISTS AT THE ARTRIUM June 2, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Artists demonstrating and selling their work, also tables set up for visitors of all ages to try their hand at a variety of art materials. Free.

POKER RUN, June 9, registration at Maple Park Mall, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., runs starts at 12:30 p.m. Breakfast available. For more information contact Marc, 250747-3292 or 250991-1957. FAMILY FUN DAY, Antique Machinery Park, June 23, beginning at 11 a.m. Demonstrations, children’s activities, native dancing, two local bands, silent auction, food booths, complimentary coffee, antique vehicles and thousands of artifacts to see. ARTISTS IN THE MARKET, July 7, at Quesnel Farmers’ Market. GARLIC FESTIVAL Sept. 29 – 30, Smith-Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola. Organizers are looking for garlic vendors or related products. Contact Becky Ratzlaff at rosiemoonbeam11@ yahoo.ca.

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ST. JOHN’S ANNUAL GARAGE SALE June 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Anglican Church Hall. Call 250-992-6152 for information.

768 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET SQUADRON’S 45th ANNUAL CEREMONIAL REVIEW June 3, 11 a.m., at the Quesnel Legion.

CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION AGM June 9, 12 p.m., Billy Barker Hotel basement. All are welcome. For information contact Chris, 250-992-8568.

SENIORS’ CENTRE STRAWBERRY TEA June 10, 1 – 3 p.m., $5 each. For information call 250992-3991.

AN EVENING OF SECULAR AND SACRED MUSIC by St. Andrew’s United Church and St. John’s Anglican Church musicians June 9, 7 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church. This event is in support of Salvation Army Food Bank. Admission by cash donation. Fellowship and light refreshments afterwards. QUESNEL CHARITY MOTORCYCLE

ROD WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL POKER RIDE June 10, Triple J. Ranch (30 km north of Quesnel), in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel. For details call Triple J, 250-9984746 or BBBSQ 250992-7257 or email bbbsques@goldcity. net or info@triplejranch.bc.ca

ONGOING EVENTS VOICES FOR NORTH CARBIOO SENIORS every third Thursday at Legion

Hall, 2 p.m. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free peer-facilitated programming for adults with mental illness and or addiction. Groups run every other Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon in the large group room of the Westside Mental Health and Addictions Centre, 395 Elliot Street. For information call 250-985-5832 or email QUE-peerdev.@ northernhealth.ca. AUXILIARY TO G.R. BAKER HOSPITAL LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. Meetings are first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in hospital lower boardroom. Orientation provided, police record check required. Pick up application at Hospital Gift Shop or contact Florence White, 250-992-5635 or Barb Glover 250992-5298. DOG AGILITY WITH KAY WHITEHEAD owner and trainer of four agility trial champions, and the instructor of many others. Call 250-9923881 for details. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY YARN CLUB meets the second and fourth Thursday afternoon, 1 – 3 p.m. in the library activity room. WHIST AND CRIB with the Scandinavian Club, first and third Wednesday of the month at the Seniors’ Centre, 7 p.m. For information call 250-747-1323. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free, peer-facilitated programming for adults with a mental illness. The group runs every other Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. For information call 250-985-5832 or

email QUE-peerdev@ northernhealth.ca. SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE hours Tuesday –Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 250992-9330 and leave a message, someone will get back to you shortly. SAS is located in Century 21 office in the back. Sandwich board on sidewalk means a consultant is in to serve you. CNIB LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS in the Quesnel area for occasional social visits with local clients, help with shopping or getting to appointments, organizing in the home and reading. Orientation provided, police record check and references required. Prefer one year commitment. Email: anne. mcnicol@cnib.ca or call 250-653-1702. EXODUS 4:10 TOA S T M A S T E RS meet Thursdays. Meetings are 7 p.m., in multi-purpose room at Northstar Church, use lower parking lot. For details call Rose, 250-992-9520. QUESNEL ELKS HALL available for rentals, call Tim Patchett, 250-9925082. If you’re interested in joing the Elks call Ralph Scott, 250747-8566. PEOPLE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING IN QUESNEL contact Lisa Shearer, 250-992-2759, ext. 225 at Axis Family Resources. DO YOU LIKE TO SING? Karaoke at the Legion, Friday nights, 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. DANCE LESSONS at the Legion every Wednesday night, 7 p.m. $15 per couple per session, pay in advance $100 for 8 sessions. Singles - bring

your own partner. Learn to slow-dance, quick step or jive. call 250-992-5655 to register, or just drop in. JAM SESSIONS Elks Hall, Anderson Drive, Friday evenings, doors open 7 p.m., different host band each week. LEGION FRIDAY BUFFET LUNCH 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $8.95, different meal every Friday, wear your red shirt for Red Shirt Fridays (support our troops) and receive your first cup of coffee free. CELEBRATE RECOVERY program, sponsored by Cariboo Liberty Place, for implementing a Christ-centred recovery at Victory Way Church, every Thursday, 7 p.m. For information call Ed, 250255-0880. QUESNEL TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, from 7 – 9 p.m.at the College of New Caledonia. Come and visit and learn about improving your communication skills in a warm and friendly environment. Are you new to Quesnel? It’s a great way to get connected. Contact Ruby at 250-747-1180 or rubydksn@telus.net SEASONS HOUSE provides support and advocacy for individuals in need of short term emergency shelter. To access services come to 146 Carson Ave., Quesnel or contact us, 250-9910222.

Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.


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