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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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One arrested, one at large in connection with shooting a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of possession of a A 26-year-old controlled substance Quesnel man has for the purpose of been arrested in trafficking. He has connection with been remanded in Saturday morning’s custody until June 6 shooting while (today), when he will another is at large. make his first formal Police are looking court appearance for 27-year-old Kale Kale Raymond Comeau in Quesnel. Sunday, Raymond Comeau June 3, members of in connection with the Quesnel RCMP Saturday morning’s executed a search warrant in shooting. connection to this shooting. Comeau is wanted for Shortly after noon on Sunday, discharging a firearm with the warrant to search was intent to endanger life, pointing executed on a Red Bluff Road a firearm and breaching an property which resulted in the undertaking in relation to the seizure of a quantity of cocaine, June 2 shooting incident in the heroin and two prohibited 400 block of Hartley Street. The weapons. rounds did not strike anyone, The Quesnel RCMP would like but penetrated a window and to remind the public that this siding of a residence. shooting was a targeted attack. Police say Comeau is The people responsible for the considered armed and dangerous shooting were known to the and should not be approached. occupants of the residence. Quesnel RCMP are urging Anyone with any information anyone who sees Comeau to call call Quesnel RCMP, 250-992911 immediately. 9211. Or, if you wish to remain He is described as a Caucasian anonymous, call Crimestoppers male, approximately 5 foot 10 at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). With inches tall, 170 pounds with Crimestoppers you do not have short, light brown hair and to provide your name and you green eyes. do not have to testify in court. At approximately 7 p.m. on Crimestoppers pays up to Saturday, June 2, a 26-year-old$2,000 in cash reward for male was taken into custody by information leading to an arrest members of the RCMP. He faces charges of discharging and charge. AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter

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Spring wonder New Beginnings preschooler Nicolette Frank carefully places her marker next to the plant she just set in the ground. She, along with her classmates, were on a field trip to 10 Mile Nursery Friday, where they also learned about different flowers and how lady bugs, hummingbirds and toads help gardens grow. For more photos See PAGE A5.

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Security from Qatar to the Cariboo DANIKA M. HÉBERT Observer Reporter Quesnel’s becoming a safer place, thanks to Mark Connolly, of Comark Security Services. Connolly, originally from the United Kingdom, has recently relocated his family to Quesnel, where he has settled with his wife and son after working everywhere from the United Kingdom to Qatar. He started his career in security with the British Merchant Navy. “I was instructing Special Forces going to Northern Ireland,” Connolly said. “I worked on the Princess Cruises and that’s where I met my wife.” From there, they decided to move to Vancouver, to settle

down somewhat. “I had enough of going to sea because you work six months at a time offshore,” Connolly explained. Once in Vancouver, Connolly joined a security company and quickly worked his way up. “I started as a guard but worked my way up to being an instructor,” he said. “I did some private investigating, body guarding, then worked as an operations branch manager.” After some time in Vancouver, Connolly relocated to Calgary. “I transferred with the same company to Calgary as their operations manager, managing large accounts,” he explained. In 2006, Connolly moved once again. But this time, he was

headed to the Middle East. “The country is very oil and gas rich,” Connolly said. “While I was there, my duties were operational. “I provided security for visiting heads of state, such as the Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister of Iceland, the President of South Africa, the Emir of Qatar and the Emir of the United Arab Emirates.” It was in Qatar that Connolly had his favourite, albeit most challenging, experience. “During a visit from the South Korean

president, everything they wanted to do security-wise was down to the second,” Connolly said with a chuckle. “It was a logistical nightmare trying to do access control for 176,000 people plus dealing with traffic issues as well, I think that was a highlight.” Although this was a great opportunity for Connolly career-wise, he decided with his wife to move back to Canada. “In 2010, my wife and I decided to move back to Canada,” Connolly explained. “My wife was born and raised here.”

Now that he’s established himself in Quesnel, Connolly has started doing security for local businesses. “I was a bit over qualified for basic security work and not qualified at all for forestry driven employment,” he said. “Last year, I started to create my own job and as of January, I’ve picked up the contracts for the hospital, West Park Mall and Extra Foods. “Things are going great.” For more information, call Connolly, 250-992-5234 or email, mark@comarksecurity.com.

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Rain High: 11° Low: 8°

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Clockwise from bottom left: a student gets a much–needed jaw surgery; students watch a dramatic play they performed; one of McGowan’s most promising guitar players strums and sings.

Isolated showers High: 18° Low: 8°

Inez McGowan photos

Time in Malawi running short

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orm 2 and Form 4 students (grades 10 and 12) write their official government exams while the Forms 1 and 3 (grades 9 and 11) write the school-based exams. Government exams for Form 2 actually began this next week. The third and final term’s classes end on June 22. Government exams for Form 4 and school exams for Forms 1 and 3 begin on June 25. The school’s graduation celebration will be held that day at a hall rented for the occasion. Grades here are based

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100 per cent on that exam mark, not effort or attendance or quizzes. I am really hoping my students, the ones who have attended class faithfully, will do well on their English exams. The last day of the school year, closing day, is on July 13 and will be marked with an assembly with speeches, award presentations and special music. Malawi students who hope to attend college or university must wait until next March to write entrance exams. If they do well, they may be selected to attend university for the following school year.

Scholarships through different aid programs are available. In short, this means that students here must wait up to two full years to begin their post-secondary education, hard for me to grasp, coming from Canada. Somehow, they must survive this extended time, waiting and hoping for a chance to go on with their education. This is very hard for students like Harry, with the high unemployment rate and the widespread poverty. I am trying to arrange continued support for Harry after I leave Ma-

lawi so that he can make it through the two year period. I am confident that he will be selected for a scholarship placement when his turn finally comes. His goal is to become a medical doctor. It is also especially difficult for girls, who are pressured by family to marry and have children. Let us hope that Malawi’s new president will be able to direct improvements in this system so students don’t have to wait for so long. I have now been in Malawi for five months: less than two more months to go now until I return

to Quesnel. That gets me just a little, tiny bit excited, finally seeing the approach of the finish line of my long absence. July 20th is the actual date of my touch-down at the Vancouver airport. It will be so very good to be home with my husband, my family, and my friends. The first week or two will be spent getting reacquainted with my husband (who is a saint!) and my immediate family. See you in August, Quesnel! Inez McGowan is a teacher from Quesnel currently teaching English in Blantyre, Malawi.

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West Fraser renews bid West Fraser announced it is proceeding with a renewed normal course issuer bid for up to 1,000,000 common shares of the company, representing approximately 2.5 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company. The company announced, April 30 its intention to renew its normal course issuer bid, which expires, May 31, 2012, and apply for approval to conduct a renewed normal course issuer bid. May 22, 2012, the company had a total of 40,076,013 common shares outstanding. The company has received approval

from the Toronto Stock Exchange to commence this bid on June 1, 2012. Purchases will be made on the TSX at the market price at the time of acquisition. Pursuant to TSX policies, daily purchases will not exceed 14,540 Common shares except where such purchases are made in accordance with the “block purchases” exemptions under applicable TSX policies. The company’s renewed normal course issuer bid will terminate, May 31, 2013 or earlier if the number of shares sought in the normal course issuer bid have been purchased.

The company reserves the right to terminate the bid earlier if it feels it is appropriate to do so. The company believes that the market price of its common shares at certain times may be attractive and that the repurchase of common shares at such market prices is an appropriate use of corporate funds. All shares will be purchased on the open market through the facilities of the TSX,and payment for the shares will be in accordance with TSX policies. The price paid for the shares will be the market price at the time of purchase. No purchases will be made other than

by means of open market transactions during the term of the normal course issuer bid. The shares purchased by the company will be cancelled. Purchases may be suspended by the company at any time. In the past twelve months, the company has not purchased any of its issued and outstanding common shares. West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

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New Beginnings preschoolers on a field trip to 10 Mile Nursery planted and learned about beneficial garden critters. Below: Liam McPherson examines a lady bug which alighted on his bedding plant; right: Lily Robinson, left and Autumn Penner examine lady bugs.

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Family Day seeks help The 10th annual Family Day is fast approaching and organizers are still looking for volunteers. “Quesnel beats every city in the province for its volunteers,” Family Day committee member Ron Campbell said. Family Day is a free event, Saturday at LeBourdais Park. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities include a giant slip and slide, safety exhibits, face painting, tons of crafts, free food and more. “It’s certainly grown,” Campbell said. “Last year we had [throughout the course of the day] 4,500 people.” Family Day is made possible by CN Rail, BC Hydro, FortisBC, South Quesnel Business Association, Safeway, Save-On Foods, Johnston Neighbourhood Association, McKillican Production Services Ltd., Guru Darbar Sikh Temple, Cariboo Sikh Temple, Early Learning Expo and the City of Council. The event is spearheaded by Coun. Sushil Thapar. “He is a huge push,” Campbell said. “Without his efforts and the volunteers, this event wouldn’t’ exist.” If anyone’s interested in helping out, call Campbell, 250-992-2726.

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Moving up Quesnel Girl Guides District held their advancement ceremonies May 24, with girls advancing from Sparks right up to Trex. Right: Marsha advances to Pathfinders and receives the Lady Baden-Powell challenge pin; below: a photo of everyone who attended the advancement ceremonies. Contributed photos

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Summer or winter, Rob Boutotte walks to work Rob Boutotte walks to and from Cariboo Pulp Mill year round six kilometers a day. He enjoys the fresh air and exercise and it’s better for the environment. “Why take the car when the engine temperature doesn’t even move off cold and I’m at work? If I walk, by the time I’m up Johnston hill, I’m warmed up, even if it’s -20.” There are a few problems with walking to work, November through January it is very dark both at 7:30 in the morning and at 4:30 in the afternoon. Rob wears a light and a reflective vest during the darkest months. Also walking down Northstar Road can be impossible during the spring melt when there is too much slush along the roadside. “The Arrow truck drivers and co-workers that drive to the mill are very considerate, they move over and slow down whenever they can.” During the warmer months the commute is great and Rob has a choice of three routes. He likes to walk by the river and is often startled by a deer or occasionally by a fox or bear. “There’s no downside to it that I can think of. If for some reason I couldn’t walk to work anymore I would really miss it,” Rob said.

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MOFFAT BRIDGE - June 11 and 12 between 4 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. JOHNSTON BRIDGE - June 11, 12, 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Please allow extra travel time when using these routes as there will be traffic delays. Traffic control personnel will be in place.

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The City of Quesnel is accepting applications from NEW non-profit groups, associations and religious organizations who own property within the City limits and who wish to apply for a property tax exemption in the 2013 taxation year. These applications must be delivered to the City prior to July 31, 2012 and must include financial statements and other details requested in the Permissive Property Tax Exemption package available at City Hall. For religious and non-profit groups who received a property tax exemption in 2012, an application for renewal has been mailed to your organization. Forms and packages for City Property Exemptions are available at the front counter of City Hall at 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5. Questions may be directed to the Corporate Services Supervisor Pam Robertson at 250-9922111 during normal business hours. 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)

As things mature and grow from the very beginnings of spring to the heat of summer so do those pesky insects that fly and usually bite. There is nothing more frustrating on a beautiful day outside trying to enjoy your surroundings if you are in constant combat with mosquitoes or flies (several biting species), gnats or mites. Making the choice of what you ward the bugs off with should be thought out carefully. When you apply something on your skin or clothing it should be effective but certainly not toxic or controversial because of the damage it does to your physical well being or the environment around you. Deet falls in this category of being a very dangerous health risk for adults but even more so specifically for children. Many documented cases of seizures, spasms, numbness, dizziness and rashes. So, what are the alternatives and do they work? When you choose something to put on your skin the rule should be if you can’t eat it do not apply it because eventually like all topical applications they will make their way into the bloodstream and to vital organs. There are an abundance of natural herbs and essential oils that are available to be applied topically or ingested that will do the job with a little planning on your behalf. Wear lighter clothing; do not apply perfume or lotions with flowery or fruity scents. If you are sweating or perspiring the chemicals released from the body are enticing to mosquitoes. If you picnic or hike dark shaded areas or where water has pooled and gathered is a great breeding ground. Natural repellents should be reapplied and used according to the recommended application on the bottle or ingested prior to going outdoors. Essential oils such as eucalyptus, clove, lavender, citronella or lemongrass and neem along with herbs like calendula, fennel, thyme, rosemary and celery can be helpful. Topical bases like witch hazel, aloe, ionic silver or internal food sources garlic, B1 (Thiamine) are also beneficial. If you use soap and are in a dense bug region hemp, citronella, lavender, tar or carbolic are the best. These healthy environmentally sound biodegradable choices are just a few ideas and suggestions for you and your family either premixed or that you can blend yourself, Naturally!

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he RCMP has come in for some intense criticism in recent weeks, but it’s also worthwhile noting that the force did an outstanding job last week in dealing with a young man armed with a high-powered rifle, who was suspected of killing two people and wounding a third. The full chronology is worth repeating, as it shows how effectively police were able to deal with this case, and how they took public safety very seriously. On Sunday evening, May 27, a passerby noticed a body in a Burnaby sushi house. Police investigated and found that two people were dead. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, which is mainly made up of RCMP officers and works in most Lower Mainland municipalities, was called in and did extensive investigation on Monday. Tuesday, May 29, a Burnaby man was shot in front of his home by a former tenant, armed with a rifle. He had evicted the tenant six months earlier, and the young man had been living in his van ever since. The man was seriously injured, but police were able to recover evidence which suggested a link to the double murder. The following day, Burnaby RCMP issued a public warning that Angus Mitchell was armed, dangerous, living in his van and possibly working through a list of people he had issues with. They gave details about his van, including the licence number, and warned anyone who had associated with him in the past to be very cautious. Less than an hour later, police received a tip that the van was in a rural area of Maple Ridge. They moved in, tried to get Mitchell to surrender, and shot him after he shot at them. He later died. While it is tragic that he was shot, police could not take chances with a man they suspected of shooting three people in the past three days. Once he began shooting, they had to return fire. The RCMP did an outstanding job in quickly investigating the two shooting incidents, and then fitting the evidence together. Most importantly, they issued a public and detailed warning. This allowed the matter to be dealt with quickly, because there is little doubt that Mitchell would have tried to kill someone else quite quickly. The RCMP deserve commendation for a job well done. They protected the public and solved two very serious crimes. While they would say it’s all part of the job, it’s not an easy job. It was a job well done. –Black Press

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he old saying goes that if you like sausages and laws, you shouldn’t watch either one being made. The legislature’s sausage factory worked overtime to crank out a pile of legislative change before the government choked off debate and shut it down for the summer. This is after a dozen complicated bills were stuffed into the hopper in the final month. For the first time in B.C. history, debate was carried on in three separate chambers to try to get through it all. It created a chaotic scene, with politicians and reporters dashing around trying to create the impression they were on top of it all. The NDP opposition screamed bloody murder about this travesty, especially as the clock ran down last week and bills were assigned a token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary deadline. Alas, what little time was allowed for the opposition to question legislation was largely frittered away with the usual partisan

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B.C. Views sniping that substitutes for alternative ideas. The good news is that this mad rush wasn’t a calculated scheme to ram through unpopular, unfair measures. Quite the contrary. The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin. Here’s a partial list of the marching orders. Get rid of the harmonized sales tax and bring back a computerized version of the old, inefficient provincial sales tax. Unclog the court system, which has become so constipated that a Stanley Cup riot fool can’t even plead guilty in a reasonable time. And find a way to make our growing population of urban anarchists and assorted

A similar administrative system is being established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to fix earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test, so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is finally a system to enforce collection of fines, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the last-minute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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other deadbeats pay to ride transit. The HST exercise continues to exact its cost. The unprecedented job of creating a modern system for the archaic sales tax was the main cause of the legislative logjam, tying up government lawyers and delaying drafting of other bills. Small businesses that paid $3,000 to convert to HST get to pay another $3,000 to go back, and we had all better hope the new computer software works. Speaking of computers, one of the laws passed amid the shouting is one that establishes an online system for disputing traffic tickets. Police will print out tickets from their cars instead of hand-writing them, and drivers will have an alternative way to argue about whether they really ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more.

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One-stop-shop Employment Services guru Bill Roach mans the BBQ during Work BC Employment Services Centre (Quesnel Employment Services) open house, Thursday. The employment centre is now a onestop-shop and has moved locations to 488 McLean Street, Suite 100 (old CNC building). Autumn MacDonald photo

Gold Pan City residents do it again Editor: I am writing to thank the people of Quesnel for your continued support of the Canadian Cancer Society and to acknowledge your commitment to the Society’s mission of eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of those people living with cancer. The impact of cancer is enormous and the Canadian Cancer Society is making progress against these devastating diseases. The cancer death rate is going down, resulting

Letters to the Editor

in nearly 100,000 lives saved over the last 20 years (1988 to 2007). However, cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society is unique in that it acts across the entire cancer landscape, leading critical cancer prevention and advocacy initiatives, investing in outstanding research and delivering trusted information and compassionate support in British Columbia and Yukon. In 2011 alone we served about 20,000 clients in

B.C. and Yukon. Investing in cancer prevention and advocacy is bringing clear benefits to communities across the province. B.C. has the lowest cancer incidence rate in Canada. Our work with government is resulting in policies that make healthier choices easier choices. The Canadian Cancer Society has also been actively advocating to the government for it to fulfill its responsibility to ensure that people have access

to treatment regardless of where they live in the province. Through events like the Relay For Life, we are able to fund research projects across the country; to support cancer patients in our lodges; financially; at children’s summer camp; with wig and breast prostheses banks; and with comprehensive information on our website and through our Cancer Information Service (1-888-939-3333). With cancer incidence in northern B.C. exceeding

1000 people diagnosed each year, we must continue to fight back in our efforts to eradicate cancer. The Quesnel Relay For Life raised over $140,000 this year and in doing so helps Quesnel cancer patients receive accommodation, information, financial support and peer support. In addition you contribute to the funding of research projects and prevention initiatives that are so vital to all of us, no matter where we live. Please know that the

support of our community is incredibly important to cancer patients at home and across the country. Should you like more information, please call our local office at 250992-6551. Cathy Briggs Coordinator Annual Giving Canadian Cancer Society, BC Yukon Division Quesnel

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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LAWN & GARDEN ‘Tis the season to be bitten W

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ENTERTAINMENT

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is the featured performers for Unseemly Evenings Caravan Cabaret. Contributed photo

A night of whimsical delights Theatre sport with a decidedly gypsy theme ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

their Vile Pole Arts to the stage and roaming actors lend even more authenticity to the gypsy theme. Polishing off the stage show is an exotic pet display. And just when you thought the music was over for the evening, DJ Dilemma takes over and cruises the crowd into the wee hours. With a no-host

bar and snacks, the Caravan Cabaret is set to rock the house. Tickets are $30 in advance at Gold Pan City Dance and BoPeep Boutique or $35 after June 10. Doors open at 7 p.m., June 15 and you must be 19 years or older to attend. For information call 250-255-1171.

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From the moment you walk through the caravan doors at the back of Gold Pan City Dance studio on Anderson Drive, you’re in for a wildly entertaining evening June 15. Unseemly Evenings is hosting a Caravan Cabaret, a Night of Whimsical Delights using the entire GPCD Centre with unorthodox entrances, unexpected experiences and a lavish stage show. Hatched from Jessie Herman’s creative mind, the gypsythemed Caravan Cabaret answers her craving for more performance art in Quesnel. As she was searching for bands that fit with her gypsy theme, Herman discovered the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, a five-piece

band from Victoria. They offer the atmosphere and sound she was looking for. “First and foremost, I was looking for artists who haven’t sold their soul to commercialism,” she said. Herman has also secured the Tim Sars Trio as the opening act. “They’re an eclectic, animated gypsy jazz group,” she said. “The theme of the evening lends itself to imaginative theatre and this certainly won’t be a traditional concert, but rather interactive theatre sport.” Performing for two of Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s numbers is Bottoms Up, Barely Burlesque, a local dance troupe with lots of sass. Joel Kolenchuk and Jenny Phillips bring

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Lifestyles

Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Goodbye ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

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his is one of those very difficult stories to write. It’s always the reporter’s intention to remain impartial, always neutral about the people and the stories we write. But once in a while a person or a story affects you – causing you to go beyond the boundaries. Now that’s not to say we don’t respond to the people we interview, have feelings and reactions to their story and often find those emotions challenging our objectivity, however, I’ve had the rare privilege of becoming friends with a couple whose life and actions I truly admire and respect. Captains Jimmy and Deb Vanderheyden are leaving for a new posting in Fort St. John The couple came to Quesnel five years ago

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to help a floundering Salvation Army ministry. The congregation was reduced to just three regulars and many of the programs had almost derailed. Fresh from the Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training in Winnipeg, Jim and Deb had prayed for a posting to Quesnel. “It’s hard to prepare for a new posting, every situation is unique,” Jimmy said. But the couple had an indication of the task ahead of them when their superior whispered at their graduation, “there’s work to do.” They arrived in Quesnel and were gratified to find good support from the other local churches and their volunteers. First on their to-do list was an assessment of the Salvation Army ministry in Quesnel. “We felt the first job was to provide dignity for the people who frequented the programs and those

seeking services and support,” Deb said. And the ministry needed organization and better space management. As a reporter, I felt it was my job to introduce the new captains to the community. From the moment I met Jimmy and Deb, I knew there was a change: change for the better. Their soft-spoken manner, friendly attitude and Jimmy’s ready laugh touched me. However, beyond that warm introduction, I quickly learned there was true commitment to growing their ministry and a sincere love for people, no matter what their needs. “This community welcomed us and recognized change,” Jimmy said. As they settled into Quesnel, their congregation grew, the physical presence of the Salvation Army changed and expanded

and services reached every corner of the community. One of the services they are most proud of is the development of a small but vital program called Tiny Bites. During the summer months volunteers prepare lunches, pack up the van and deliver to children, serving them from the back of the vehicle. “Tiny Bites is ground zero: we go where the hungry children are,” Jimmy said. Deb added Tiny Bites isn’t their biggest program but, “to us, it’s our best – it’s good for the heart.” Both agreed they’ll be starting a similar program in their new posting. The Vanderheydens learned how their service and commitment are part of a network and have come to rely on something much bigger than just one ministry in one community. They’ll be

bringing that awareness to their new posting where they will again be looking to grow a small ministry. The Salvation Army has just purchased a motel in Fort St. John which the Vanderheydens, with community support, will be converting to a homeless shelter and transition house. “When you see lives changed because of the Salvation Army, the success stories fuel you,” Deb said. As Jimmy and Deb say their goodbyes, they encourage everyone to welcome the new husband and wife team, Stefan and Laura Van Schaick, who recently graduated from the College for Officer Training and Quesnel will be their first posting. “They also prayed to be posted to Quesnel,” Deb said. “Stefan and Laura will bring their vision for Quesnel. They have a good foundation.

“We’ve told them they’re coming to the best community in the country – loving and kind. “We’re very blessed to have come to Quesnel.” Jimmy added a first posting is everything rolled up together. “It’s scary and exciting, it’s meeting new people and finding amazing support,” he said. Deb asked to include one quote from scripture: Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. When friends move on, it’s difficult to envision how that empty hole will be filled but I also look forward to interviewing the new captains and beginning a new relationship. And good news, Stefan is also a musician.


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pecially the Cariboo. Given a choice, Daniel says, for several reasons, he prefers a camera over a paint brush. “With painting you wait a long time and might not like what you do,” he said. “With a camera, especially now with digital, you see right away what you’ve got.” He shoots with a Canon 60D and an assortment of lenses, capturing the grandeur of the landscape right down to the tini-

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to do this, but when I see two images that work together, I’ll do it.” Daniel enjoys experiencing Canada’s natural environment through the lens and looks forward to many more trips to the bush. “I’m still looking forward to more bear pictures,” he said. “There’s lots of things out there and we’ll see what we see.” His show, sponsored by Edgewood Farms, hangs until the end of June in the Quesnel Art Gallery, which is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Water Colour Portrait Workshop with visiting artist Roberta Combs Develop your water colour technique capturing likeness and spirit of your subject in this weekend workshop with visiting BC artist Roberta Combs. This workshop is open to those with previous painting experience. Pick up your supply list at registration & register early enough to have time to acquire materials you don’t have. Workshop has catered lunches. Saturday & Sunday June 23 & 24 10 am – 4 pm $200 resident / $240 non resident Call the Art Office for details: 250-991-4013 and reception to register.

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Seniors’ Info Day set for June 15 Often people find themselves without vital information about services they require or programs they would like to access. Seniors’ Advocacy Service is offering workshops in some of the most requested areas of seniors’ services and programs, June 15 at the Legion with experts on hand to provide the necessary information and answer questions. Although seniors need this information, it’s often very useful and important for families and even community service providers to also be aware of the details. The day of free workshops begins at 9 a.m., with a workshop on wills, representation agreements and power of attorney. At 10 a.m. Pat Morton will deliver a workshop of taxes, followed at 11 a.m. with information from Service B.C. with Mike Boreen. After lunch, which is being offered at a small fee, workshops begin again at 1 p.m. with Carole Morrison from Prince George speaking about Canada Pension benefits, followed by Alzeheimer’s Awareness at 2 p.m., presented by Leanne Jones from the Alzehiemers Society in Prince George. The final workshop at 3 p.m. deals with medication awareness. The public is invited to take in all the workshops, or just the ones of particular interest. Pre-registering is recommended as no session can exceed 60 people and seats are filling. Also available during the Seniors’ Info Day are many community providers with resources tables. Seniors’ Advocacy Services would also like to inform the public about the work they’re doing regarding the DriveAble program recently introduced which requires people of any age, but most applicable to seniors, to pass a computer exam to maintain their drivers licence. SAS is looking to install a practice program at their office where people can get a feel for the touch screen-style exam they could be facing. “The exam process is often extremely stressful and couple that with the fact only exam site is in Prince George; anxiety levels could rise exponentially,” SAS’ Susan MacNeill said. “This would offer a chance to practice, which could make the difference in a person’s success or failure. It could be as simple as building confidence and removing potential barriers.” MacNeill will be on hand at the Seniors’ Info Day to answer questions on a variety of issues not specifically covered in the six workshops. To reserve your spot, call 250-992-1567 or 250-747-8363.

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he Rod Williamson Memorial Poker Ride scheduled for Sunday, June 10 has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank Telus Community Action Team for their ongoing financial support. We also appreciated receiving funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation to purchase a binding machine and laminator. Congratulations to our Little Brothers Curtlen and Travis and Little Sisters Reanna and Destinee for being approved to attend the Tim Hortons Camp in Kananaskis this summer. Remember to stop by Tim Hortons on June 6 for a coffee to support Camp Day. The Community InSchool and the Teen Mentoring programs will soon be wrapping up for the school year. Thanks to all the mentors who gave their time to a young

Love and Hugs I’ve been trying to figure out a way to thank everyone who came out to the fundraiser in support of me and my family, but it’s been really hard to come up with the right words to say. So to start with thank you to Jennifer and Ashley for heading up the charge of help from the rest of our team (family really) at Save On Foods. Neil for being such a caring boss, Steve for being the MC at the fundraiser, Angie, Lynette, Elaine, Rose, Marty, Cecelia, Lillian, Jenni-lee, Melanie, Mistie and Kelsey for all their work at and before the fundraiser. Thanks also to Uncle Mom for donating their time and music, the anonymous donor who paid for the hall rental and especially to Tracey at the Cariboo Observer and Dwayne at The Wolf for their advertising of this amazing effort. To everyone else who donated items, spent time helping out or were there supporting the fundraiser….thanks to you as well. To all the people who couldn’t get tickets but donated anyways, thanks also to you. It still blows me away how this town can give so much and still find more ways to help out those that need it. I never thought I would be on the receiving end of such an outpouring of love and generosity that we keep so secret in our community. We are a community that supports its own and I couldn’t be prouder of being born and raised here after the compassion that was extended to my family on May 4th. One month later, the outpouring of love from friends and acquaintances still defies description. Yes I am at home and doing well, my positivity on the outcome of this battle helps me through every day and the smile on my face is because of you……I will survive this and hope to buoy others with my positive outlook on life. Again Quesnel, thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. I love you all. Starla Frazer and family

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elementary student. If you are interested in participating in the program, please give us a call, 992-7257. We can prepare you to start at an elementary school in the fall. All proceeds raised by our various fundraising events stay with our local agency. Drop by the Little Big House to purchase West Jet raffle tickets, donated by the West Jet Cares For Kids program. Our Sixth Annual Golf for Kids Sake will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Richbar Golf and Gardens. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Call for more information, to get a pledge sheet,

or to register a team. The $100 registration fee includes green fees and dinner. BBBSQ has initiated an ongoing bottle drop off. If you have bottles/ cans, you can drop them off at the Little Big House, 368 Vaughan Street, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Maggie Bello is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The image of the brain being like a big blob of jelly encased in bone is quite graphic and indicates the importance of head protection. A damaged brain can affect one’s quality of life forever. It deserves to be protected. If you are still a smoker, be sure you have your teeth and gums checked routinely. It seems that smokers go to the dentist less often than non-smokers. Dental problems like jaw pain, toothaches and infected gums are found twice as often in smokers. See your dentist twice a year to keep dental problems to a minimum. We talk a lot about keeping your blood pressure low but can it be too low? Blood pressure that’s too low can cause symptoms of blurred vision, confusion dizziness, fainting and subsequent falls. Have your blood pressure checked regularly. Home blood pressure kits are reliable and easy to use. A good investment. Night-time cramps can be very painful and interrupt a good night’s sleep. Drugs can sometimes be the cause. Two groups of medications that may contribute to this problem are long-acting bronchodilator inhalers used for some lung conditions and diuretics to treat high blood pressure. Side effects can occur with many medications. If you are concerned whether your medications might be the cause, ask our pharmacists. We can access a large amount of information on all drugs and their side effects. It’s part of our job.

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The Lawn Bowling Club will be spruced up with a $3200 grant from the Quesnel Community Foundation. The Quesnel Community Foundation is helping the Lawn Bowling Club with a $3,200 grant for painting the Lawn Bowling Club’s exterior. Lawn bowling is now in full swing and the greens in great shape. Club hours are Sunday and Wednesday at 2 pm and Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 pm. Check things out at the Club’s Bake and Garage Sale at the Clubhouse in West Fraser Timber Park on Saturday June 9, 9 am to 2 pm.

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Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

Strikers’ winning weekend Top: U16 boys’ Nathan Erickson-Smith puts it past the Prince George defence; Bottom: Lauren Osip does her best to slip past a Prince George defender in the U14 girls’ second game. Jonas Gagnon photo

JONAS GAGNON Observer Rporter Three quarters of the Denny's Strikers were victorious over the weekend opening the doors to the Provincial 'B' Cup. The U16 boys dominated the Prince George team here in Quesnel, on Sunday, May 3. In the morning game, the Denny's Strikers were on near perfect form, dominating the game, only letting one goal sneak in, while scoring nearly at will for a 10-1 win. In the afternoon game, they played equally well, managing eight goals while the goaltender played a perfect game, not letting the ball get past him even once. "We played really well, dictated the play and tempo and did well finishing," Coach Kam Dosanjh said, adding they played cleanly

not receiving a single yellow card. The U16 girls also went 2 and 0 on the weekend, winning both games against 100 Mile House, in 100 Mile House, 2-1 last Sunday. "100 Mile gave us two very good games in equally tough rainy conditions," Coach Iain Brown said. The U14 girls had a bit of a harder time at it, playing two games to a draw against Prince George on their hometown turf on the Saturday. After two tough games that didn't fall one way or the other, the decision was forced in a penalty kick shoot out. The teams were so evenly matched they stayed tied until the last shots were fired. Haley Schotel stopped P.G.’s 6th shooter while Katie Young stepped up

to secure the win for Quesnel. The U14 boys were the only Quesnel team not to make provincials, losing both games against Prince George. The team, which struggled to find itself for most of the season, came together beautifully for their first game against the bigger Prince George team, ending up on top 1-0 after the first half, with a 3-1 final in favour of P.G. "They were definitely a team to reckon with in the first game. I know we surprised Prince George," coach Judy Samiet said. The second game didn't go so well for the Quesnel team, who lost 7-1. The two girls teams will be going on to provincials in Kelowna, while the U16 boys will be headed to Aldergrove for their provincials.

Community coming together for a chance to celebrate sport JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Every sport needs a venue and every venue costs money to upgrade, maintain and build. Kraft is offering a $25,000 prize to help alleviate all those costs, along with a visit from TSN to cover the event, to ten communities across Canada. Sharon Chow wants one of those communities to be Quesnel.

“I know if Quesnel gets behind things it’s possible. Kurt Browning (coming to town) proved that,” she said. She’s encouraging people from Quesnel to write their stories about our community’s support of sports and upload it to the Kraft Celebration Tour Website. There are, as of this writing, 218 communities across Canada competing for the prize, 19 of which are from B.C., includ-

ing the Quesnel submission. With 51 backers behind Sharon Chow’s submission and a second submission for the Twin Arenas that has a couple backers, the Quesnel Twin Arena/ Multi Centre nomination has the largest amount of supporters, with most of the nominations in the single digits. Chow hopes more will come. “I want more than 100 (supporters) by June 8.” And though the competition

doesn’t specify there will be a community chosen from each province, evidence from past competitions shows that there is an effort to choose communities from across Canada. Though June 10 will be the deadline to get your support noted on the webpage, it is encouraged that you get your vote in early, as the upload can take around 48 hours if the server is busy and it may just get busy

as the procrastinators and the final push for votes may clog the system. It would be horrible to miss out simply because of server overload. With a new Multi Centre approved and the sign proclaiming it for all to see, a win now could be just what is needed to make a space that will meet the needs of the community for years to come. Go to KraftCelebrationtour. ca to have your say.


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Heartbreak in the box JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter For the first ten minutes of the Crossfire’s game against the Shooter’s Pub Devils, things were looking great. Quesnel was up two quickly in the game. The score reflected the control the Crossfire had on the game and the fans, especially the kids with the lacrosse sticks who are there for every game, were hopeful Quesnel would see it’s first victory in the PGSLA. Half way through the first, though, things started falling apart and the Crossfire were unable to put it back together. “They made a couple adjustments, started using the fast break and really took it to us,” Pat Gibbs, coach and captain of the Crossfire, said. The Devils started, armed with a fast break that could find it’s way past the Crossfire’s defence men, to pull away in the later half of

the first. By the end of the period, the Crossfire had let the Devils slip away resulting in a 7-3 lead for the Devils after the first twenty minutes. With the fast break working for the Devils, the Crossfire had to have all their scorers show themselves on the scoreboard, a need that never manifested through the second or the third. There was hope in the third that the Devils, with a much shorter bench, would start to flag and give ground to a still-fresh Crossfire. However, despite the short bench, the Devils never showed any signs of flagging as they continued to score twice for every point the Crossfire managed. Despite the growing number in the losses column, Gibbs is keeping positive as he sees his team getting better throughout the season. Now they just have to translate that progress to numbers in the winning category.

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GEORGINA NORA GORDON announces her peaceful passing at Dunrovin Park Lodge on June 2nd, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 pm.

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The Billy Barker Days Office, located next to the Information Centre, is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Feel free to stop in and see us. Wanted: New Members and Volunteers are always needed. Contact the office or a current member to find out more. In need of gold rush era costumes or a window painter? Contact the Billy Barker Days Office so we can assist you with costume rentals (both men and women.) We can also provide you with a list of highly capable artists. Check your 2011 Billy Buttons! You have until July 1st, 2012 to claim any three of these prizes: 1st Prize - $1000.00 Nugget #1978 2nd Prize - $500.00 Nugget - #1770 3rd Prize - $300.00 Nugget - #748 Keep your eyes open for 2012 Billy Buttons which are coming soon. Do you love Billy Barker Days? Vote it as your favourite festival! Just go to www. westjetfestivals.com and choose Billy Barker Days. You could help rank this festival as one of the best in Canada!

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For those wishing to honour Georgina’s memory by way of donation, may do so to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #94.

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Clayton’s Funeral Directors entrusted with the arrangements.

Coming Events

Coming Events

FREE WORKSHOPS

0900—1000: Doing It Your Way— Wills, Representation Agreements, POA’s 1000—1100:

Tax Specialist, Pat Morton

1100—1200:

Service BC, Mike Boreen

1200—100pm: Lunch (small fee) 100— 200pm: Service Canada—Carole Morrison with Pension Information

Seniors Info Day June 15, 2012 @ the Legion

200—300pm: Alzheimer’s Awareness, Leanne Jones 300—400pm: Medication Awareness

Sponsored by:

The Seniors Advocacy Service The Royal Canadian Legion The Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Any artists ages 12-under can pick up the Billy Barker Days Coloring Contest from various stores, or our website, www.billybarkerdays.ca. Email Brandice at assistant@billybarkerdays.ca for more information. Along with all the treasured rides of the Midway, Shooting Star Amusements introduces their new 'Spine Tingling Kamikaze Ride.' Watch for your chance to be the first in Quesnel to ride the Kamikaze! We can be reached by phone at 250-992-1234, fax at 250-992-5083, or email at office@billybarkerdays.ca.

“Stake your Claim to the Good Times”

Register @ 250-992-1567 or 250-747-8363


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Family Day Saturday, June 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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.

Family Day is made possible thanks to many supporters and suppliers, including: City of Quesnel, CN Rail, BC Hydro, FortisBC, South Quesnel Business Association, Safeway, Save-On Foods, Johnston Neighbourhood Association, McKillican Productions Services Ltd., Guru Darbar Sikh Temple and Cariboo Sikh Temple

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Apply today at www.tolko.com COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA Quesnel Campus The Quesnel campus of the College of New Caledonia is looking to fill the following position:

ASSOCIATE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Join the vibrant and creative team at the College of New Caledonia (CNC), as the Associate Regional Director for the Quesnel Campus. Reporting to the Regional Director, and supported by exceptional faculty and staff, you will work within a cooperative management structure. You will provide educational leadership in a dynamic responsive operation. To find out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: www.cnc.bc.ca/tools/employment Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great benefits, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities. CNC - A COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING THAT CARES, SERVES, AND LEADS 3330 - 22ND AVENUE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2N 1P8 TEL (250) 562-2131 EXT. 5466 FAX (250) 561-5864 EMAIL: RESUMES@CNC.BC.CA

Employment

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. High graduate employment rates. Low monthly payments. Be a success! Enroll now. 1-800466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

LeBourdais Park Entertainment! Free refreshments! Safety exhibits! Face Painting! Fun, free activities offered by the Early Learning Expo!

Employment

Caribou Road Services Ltd. For all the DUTY news... MECHANICS HEAVY

www.quesnelobserver.com 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.

Qualifications: • Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic preferred • HD Apprentices are encouraged to apply • Must have your own tools • Self-motivated 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.

Technical Advisor, Wood Products - India Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. is seeking a Technical Advisor, Wood Products for a one to two year contract based in Mumbai, India. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of BC softwood species and appropriate application of BC wood products. For further information, interested candidates are asked to view the job description and qualifications at www.bcfii.ca under Contract and Employment Opportunities.

Automotive

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for August 13, 2012. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

Automotive

FULL TIME MECHANIC Join our rapidy growing dealership as part of our Service Team Great benefits

Interested individuals should apply with resume to Kyle, Service Manager

259 McLean Street, Quesnel • 250-992-9293 For half a century, Ainsworth has been respected as a successful enterprise built by ingenious, resourceful people who take pride in their work and are rewarded for their ability and entrepreneurship. Known for its innovation, quality and service, the company today supplies markets worldwide with technologically advanced, engineered forest products used in construction and industrial applications. At Ainsworth we live health and safety aboveboard without compromise; we believe in injury free production. We operate from locations in BC, Alberta, and Ontario.

Start your career today! Lube Specialist required for busy Service Center

Great wages • Great benefits • Full time Interested individuals should apply with resume to Kyle, Service Manager

We currently have a vacancy for an exceptional individual at our 100 Mile Woodlands Department:

OPERATIONS FORESTER 100 Mile House, BC Reporting to the Woodlands Manager, the Operations Forester is responsible for operational planning activities and the day to day supervision of Ainsworth’s operations on PA 16 and other Licenses in British Columbia. The Operations Forester is responsible for activities relating to harvest planning, harvesting, trucking, road construction and maintenance, and ensures that the integrity of the Sustainable Forest Management system is maintained while ensuring Company compliance with associated acts, regulations and policies. The Operations Forester utilizes problem solving abilities, negotiation skills, analytical skills and organizational abilities and relationship-building skills with knowledge of industry standards in order to promote excellence as established in the Company vision, mission and values. The ideal candidate has a post secondary degree in Forestry and is currently a member of a Registered Professional Technician or Forester association with at least 10 years of experience in a related role. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially with people of different backgrounds and perspectives; strong analytical and organizational skills; a high energy and commitment level, with a positive outlook. Interested candidates please submit your resume by Friday, June 15, 2012 to: Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP. Attention: Human Resources – Vancouver 3194-1055 Dunsmuir Street P.O. Box 49307, Vancouver, BC V7X 1L3 Or fax to: 604.661.3201 or email: jobs@ainsworth.ca Ainsworth Group of Companies

259 McLean Street, Quesnel • 250-992-9293

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Aspen Planers Ltd. QC/Planer Supervisor Merritt, BC 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 .


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Home Repairs

PartTime Bookkeeper for busy law firm. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years bookkeeping/accounting experience including Payroll. Please apply in person to Karen Grosch, 531 Reid Street, Quesnel. 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 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 WANTED Mini-storage Assistance Manager, approx 12-15hrs/mo. Email resume & cell # to regah010@telus.net

Power Sports Mechanic req immed. at one of Canada’s largest Polaris dealers. F/T position, prefer person with industry experience but will consider training the right individual. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Send resume to: hseibert@ spectrapowersports.com SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Please send your resume to: dgraff@adamsgm.com Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

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Help Wanted

PARTS ADVISOR TRAINEE Progressive auto dealer in Cariboo has career opportunity for automotive orientated individual. The successful applicant will be committed to a 4 year program of development as a parts advisor. Fax Resume to: 1-250-992-8220 c/o Ron Konschuh e-mail: rkonschuh@ caribooford.com An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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. 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. 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

Trades, Technical

GOLDFIELD Bakery in Barkerville seeks full or part time customer service clerk. phone or fax resume to 250-9943241. Attention Barb

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt @balticproperties.ca

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Trades, Technical GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. Due to apprenticeship enrollment increases we are expanding our staffing so we Need Instructors in this program! PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780624-4124 or email: admin@marshall-auto.ca. Attention: Parts Manager.

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

Service Call

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. Poor Credit? Bad Credit? Slow Paying? We finance. OAC. Phone in application.Toll free 1(877)992-8334 DL7239

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www. interfor.com. Interfor is currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Stores Coordinator for our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, organizing parts/supplies, and interaction with operations/maintenance crews while providing professional service and ensuring a safe working environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, computer and organizational skills, be detailed and results oriented, and possess strong analytical capabilities. Must have the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment. We offer a competitive salary and bene¿t package. If you believe that you have the skills and quali¿cations that we are looking for, your resume can be emailed in con¿dence by June 11th, 2012 to: Taumi.mccreight@interfor.com As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

SYSTEMS

HEATING

Services

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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250-991-0033

Pets & Livestock

Legal Services

Feed & Hay

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

Need some good square baled hay. Taking orders for 2012 crop timothy & brome grass hay, some with alfalfa mixed in, 50-55 lb. bales, to be harvested at the Lavington Road side of the ranch at the Junction of Lavington and Tibbles roads, starting at about July 10. You pick up from field, $4/bale. You pick up from barn, $4.75/bale. We deliver in 100 bale lots to Bouchie Lake-Nazko Road area, $5.50/bale. Payable upon pick up or delivery. Call (250)249-6010 or email: tbengelhughes.net Limited number of bales available. RESERVE YOURS NOW.

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

Financial Services

My clients sell quality...so do I. Call me for all your advertising needs. Karen Powell at

250-992-2121 email:karen@quesnelobserver.com

Call Karen or Tracey to book your ad in the Professional Services Directory. 250-992-2121

Auctions

Auctions

FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION Call 877.898.2580

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Education/Tutoring

Education/Tutoring

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Education/Tutoring

FIRST AID, COMPUTER & WORKSAFE COURSES OFA Level 1: June 6 & 16, July 7 • 8 am - 5 pm, $95 OFA Level 3 (2 week course): July 2 • 7:30 am - 4 pm, $695 Transportation Endorsement: June 7, July 8 • 8 am - 5 pm, $120 Foodsafe: June 9 • 8 am - 5 pm, $70 World Host: June 5, 19 • 9am -5pm, $65

Cottonwood House Father’s Day Picnic, Old Time Fiddlers June 17 from 11 am to 3 pm Are you 19 to 100+ years of age and want your Grade 12 Graduation?…come see us at Helen Dixon Centre, 241 Kinchant Street, Quesnel

250-983-6900 or www.sd28.bc.ca Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday - 9 am to 7:30 pm Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm, Friday 8 am - 1 pm

RANCH & FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 10:00 A.M. For Shorty & Sandy Schumacher, Quesnel, BC 9 km up Nazko Road, turn right on Blackwater Road, go 7 km to sale site. Signs will be posted! Tractors -New Holland TM 135 4 x 4 110 hp 2002 tractor, -Steiger Bearcat, 3160 cat engine, 225 HP, triple hydr. -1105 Massey c/w MF front end loader & bucket Equipment -New Holland 640 auto wrap round baler -Case International 8312 discbine -International 24 run seed & grain drill c/w hydr. lift -Brillion 1201 seeder -Sure-Stand Brillion grain seeder & packer -IHC 14' finishing disc -Towne 770 tandem breaking disc, 36" cutting disc -DuraTeck 107 12' double seed & grain drill -Dika RW032 rock & root rake -6304 boom sprayer c/w 8 HP Honda engine & 80 gallon plastic tank -3 pth hyd. post pounder

-chain harrows c/w draw bar -Maletti 6' rotovator -JD 1209 Mowco -NH 254 tedder rake -Plus much more Livestock Handling Equipment -Hi Hog maternity pen -Hi Hog 3 section crowding tub c/w straight 7' panel -Hi Hog 21' S Alley c/w rolling door, alley stopper & walk ways -Hi Hog sorting gate, 2 7' gates c/w 2 doors, feeders, panels and gates -1996 14' Bergen tandem bumper-pull horse trailer -12' grain feeding troughs -Sureweight single animal scales -10' treated posts, 3" & 4" 7' treated fence posts -variety of grass seed -various sizes of culverts -Plus much more

Consignments Welcome! Call now to have your equipment listed: Office: 250 398-7174 Wilf Smith cell: 250 398-0813 View on website at www.bclivestock.bc.ca NO BUYERS FEE • TERMS: CASH or CHEQUE


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Auctions

Sporting Goods Bow flex XTREME 2 SE Home gym

Auction

“Consignments Now Being Accepted”

Hub-City Auctions Ltd. www.hubcityauctions.com

Farm Equipment 255 Massey Tractor

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

Huge Estate & Downsizing Sale! Antiques, tools, camping, outdoor, shop & household items. June 8th & 9th, 9AM - 4PM. (250)249-5657 Huge Garage Sale June 8 3-6pm, & June 9&10- @ 8am located @ 3567 Hilborn Rd. Household, antiques , Collectables, China , Jewelry, Clothing and hundreds of books , Hardware,& Furniture. Moving Sale June 9th & 10th.10am to 4pm@ 5189 Ten Mile Lake . Older hide a bed, exercise equip, kitchen table & chairs, large desk , outdoor furniture, tv’s & stands, older side by side fridge, beige love seat, many household items too numerous to mention.Watch for signs heading north. North Cariboo Christian School Family Garage Sale: Sat June 9th, @ 8 am to 3pm. at 2876 Red Bluff Rd Call to book a table (Angela) 250983-8491

Misc. for Sale Fridge & stove matching set good condition / 4 Antique chairs / 2 good tires like new fits 15’ rims call 250 747 1008 Large mirror, dresser topper or head board, $50. Bazooka Sub woofer, $50. Call (250)747-3100

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local) WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Transportation

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Cars - Domestic

Recreational/Sale

Trucks & Vans

Renaissance II

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.

2002 Trail Lite 19’ Bantam

1999 Pontiac Transport Fully Loaded

Recreation 1995 Snow Villa Ltd

No Parties, No Pets References Required

250-992-2806

Renaissance I

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $135,000. 780-394-7088

For Sale By Owner 1986 mobile with over 1100 sqft on 5.33 acres. Two bedrooms and den, one bath. Entire property is fenced and crossed fenced. Two stall barn with hay storage and tack/grain room. Riding ring, another separate horse shelter, and four more storage buildings. $179,000. Call to view. 250-249-6802 Quesnel BC

Lots BEAUTIFUL 3/4 Acre Lot on City Water & Sewer. 188 Tatchell Rd. Asking $84,900. Call (250)925-1188

Mobile Homes & Parks 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

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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

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

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

FOR RENT IN QUESNEL

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

Call Tim at 992-7748

Transportation

Cars - Domestic 1996 Mercury Mystique

4 Door Sedan, Dark Blue, 4 cyl. Automatic, comes with 8 tires, Fully Loaded A Great Runner!

$1,750 1 (250)255-4509 1996 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE V6. 154,000km. White / beige top. 16” Eagle mags. Second set of rims. Winter stored, heated garage. $4,100. 250.992.7108

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, Ref’s Req’d, $1200/mth each + utilities. (250) 983-8715

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Call Shawna

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

References required. NQ -2 & 1 bdrm suite for rent N/P, N/S call 250-255-0845

158,000 km’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

V6 Motor with on the fly 4 wheel drive. Price includes summer & winter tires on rims & interior heater. Runs excellent & has been well maintained. Towing hitch & two balls included.

Call (250)992-6000

Recreational/Sale

Boats Older 14’ boat and trailer 2-18 hp Johnson motors $950.00 call 250-747-4745 SEARAY 1997 model 185BR 4.3 Mercruiser, Heated garage stored, excellent shape. Well Maintained $11,000 C/W trailer. Call 250-747-3386

1983 Ford Citation Motorhome

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

Legal

Legal Notices

1994 Slumber Queen 23.5’ Fifth Wheel, $7,500

Great light trailer with recent H.D. axles installed /c spring over axle. Full load /c A/C, forced air furnace, large fridge, 4 burner stove /c oven, water heater, heated fresh, grey & black holding tanks, microwave, electric front jacks, great floor plan /c kitchen at rear, lots of storage through out unit. (250)992-3300 Quesnel, BC

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

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Creditors and Others having claims against the Estate of JAMES NIVEN DUNBAR, Deceased, late of 402 Baker Dr., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 1V1 who died on April 15, 2012, AND having claims against the Estate of James Niven Dunbar, are hereby required to send them to Keith Donahue, 825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1A1 before July 4, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the Administrator has notice. BY: Keith Donahue next of kin.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE Application for a Permit Amendment Under The Provisions of the Environmental Management Act 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 effluent to the Fraser River and the Gibraltar East Pit and tailings from a copper-molybdenum mine and mill complex to a tailings storage facility. The land upon which the facility is situated is DL3728 (PID – 015-074-994), located near McLeese Lake, BC, within the Cuisson and Beedy Creek watersheds. The land upon which the discharge occurs is mineral claims HY 5 and HY 9-16 and Mining Leases described as Lot 3596, 3597, 3601, 3602, 3705, and 3706 within the Cariboo Mining Division located near McLeese Lake, within the Cuisson Creek watershed.

1241 Lark Avenue

FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.

2001 Ford Escape $5,000 obo.

1997 Chevrolet Venture

WOODGROVE MANOR Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water

Sport Utility Vehicle

1998 Honda Civic

Trucks & Vans

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

Homes for Rent

8 passenger, 176,000 km’s, $3,600 just spent on motor. Excellent condition! Great tires. Asking $3,950 (250)255-4509

(250)992-6033

Commercial/ Industrial

North Quesnel- 1 bdrm unit in 4 plex, 650 sq ft. N/S New building owner avail now. $600/mo + Utilities/ w/lease call 250-255-7647 N Quesnel 2Bdrm suite in 4Plex. Walking distance to all amenities. Ideal for older or working couple. Private drive & entrance. Avail. immediately. Call (250)992-5796

$10,000 OBO. Call (250)992-5705

(Truck avbl for purchase)

Townhouses

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 Office 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, offices. Email frchin@gmail.com or call 604-731-8389

Like New! Expandable

5th Wheel Only - $20,000

575 Doherty Drive

250-992-1195

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

Cars - Sports & Imports

951 Abbott Drive

Rentals Garage Sales

Transportation

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

1122 South Lakeside Drive Williams Lake

250-398-8845

Transportation

Apartments

Sat., June 16 10:00 AM Vehicles, Tools & Equipment 9’ Pontoon Boat, Fishing Equipment, Ride-On Mowers, Lawn Sweepers, Garden Dump Cart, Large Collection of Antique Saws & Decorative Items, Rigid Table Saw, Rigid Cut-Off Saw, DRI-EAZ Turbo Dryers.

Rentals

1625 sq. ft. home on one floor. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double carport, covered deck, detached double garage. On 5 acres bordering Ten Mile Lake Park.

750 Best Road. $239,000.

250-992-9607

Tailings from the mill complex is directed into the tailings storage facility (TSF) and is contained in part by the East Saddle Dam (ESAD) which is an earthfill structure originally constructed in two stages between 1985 and 1986 at the easternmost end of the TSF. Seepage of water through the dam discharges to the environment via a natural wetland located adjacent to the dam and Gibraltar has been monitoring this seepage for a number of years and submitting the data to the Ministry. Although the discharge is not directly authorized in Permit PE-416, the Ministry of Environment provided authorization to bypass the works in PE-416 until August 31, 2012. Gibraltar is applying to amend PE-416 to authorize the discharge of seepage to Arbuthnot Creek. Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed amendment and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental Protection at Ste. 400 – 640 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T1. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record. Dated this 27th day of May, 2012.

_______________________________ (Signature)

Contact person: Todd Wambolt, Senior Environmental Engineer Telephone No.: (250) 992-1800 Ext. 359


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC DEALERS. GM.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC & Cadillac are brands of General Motors of Canada. */†/‥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 GMC Sierra Ext 2WD (1SA) and 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GM Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GM dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services/ Ally Financing Services for 84/72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Cruze LS/2012 Sierra & 2012 Equinox LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119.05/ $138.89 for 84/72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. ‥Based on a 48 month lease. Rate of 0% advertised on new or demonstrator 2012 Cruze equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer OAC by GM Financial. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Other lease options available. ÂĽKodiak package includes PDZ credit valued at $1,200 and PDJ credit valued at $350. Dealer trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between May 1 and July 3, 2012. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on select 2012 GMC Sierra Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. ++Cruze Eco equipped with 6-speed manual transmission. Based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Ratings for the Midsize Car class. Excludes hybrid and diesel models. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ,ŠThe Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. +For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ÂĽÂĽ2012 GMC Sierra, equipped with available Vortec™ 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumptions Guide and WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segment. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions,Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. **Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands.

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Call Fraser River Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-992-5515, or visit us at 340 Carson Avenue, Quesnel. [License #10901]

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, June 06, 2012  

June 06, 2012 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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