BUDGET: Zimmer and Cullen offer comments A4 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Show and Shine wows all spectators on Father’s Day A17
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp brought the goods to more than 5,100 fans at CN Centre Sunday night. See Page A20 for a review of the show.
■ FLOOD WATCH
State of emergency declared Fraser River was expected to peak yesterday at levels not seen in 40 years DELYNDA PILON email@example.com
If Johnny Cash asked Prince George resident’s how high’s the water, he’d be told it’s predicted to be higher than it has been in 40 years, estimated to peak Tuesday at 10.8 meters. The regional district has issued evacuation orders to 22 homes in the Foreman Flats, 10 in Shelly and one on Leona Creek near Tete Jaune. In the city, 17 residences on Farrell St. and one on Regent have evacuation orders. Paddlewheel Park is closed and evacuation alert notices have been distributed to residence on the north side of PG Pulp Mill Rd. as well as some properties on Weins Rd. and Hazelton St. Businesses in the River Rd. area may also be affected.
“We’ve issued evacuation alerts in the River Rd. industrial area,” Chris Bone, communications manager for the city said. “I expect they’re not new to flood mitgation efforts. The responsibility is on their shoulders to manage it.” In spite of heavy hotel bookings due to a conference in the city, Bone said the evacuation went smoothly. “Th evacuation went smoothly, and the evacuation support program was able to access rooms for everyone,” she said. “We will be looking at more plans if more people need to be evacuated from their homes. With the expectation the river would peak Tuesday morning at 10.8 meters before it slowly recedes, the emergency operations centre began augmenting the Farrell St. area with temporary diking
known as gabion baskets. “It is a more efficient program than sandbags,” Bone said. Following the peak, the river is expected to remain above flood level for several days. Bone added the emergency alert will remain activated and levels will be monitored because of all the variables this year. Additional rainfall, expected De Ly nd a PILON/ Fre e Pre s s through the weak, will likely add to the problem. Plus, there is still Crews work on gabion dikes near Paddlewheel snow pack to melt. Crews, she Park. said, are monitoring the level of required, residents are eligible for short water in several areas of the city. term emergency assistance of food and City Hall has been designated as the shelter. These services are coordinated reception centre for evacuees. All resi- through the Evacuation Support Program dents in the affected flood areas are asked and require in-person registration at the to register by calling 250-561-7600. If City Hall Annex.
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They traded gold for rubber -– a rubber cheque, that is. An American company, THR & Associates, visited the city in May after taking out a full-page ad in a local paper, promising it would buy antiques, gold jewellery, silver coins and more, paying on the spot for the valuables people were willing to sell. Don Johnston, a city resident, took some scrap gold in and was issued a cheque for around $100. Satisfied with the trade, he went home and deposited it a few days later. A short time after that the cheque was returned NSF. Johnston tried calling the company but hasn’t been able to get through to more than an automated operator. A trip to the RCMP station and Johnston discovered a similar issue occurred with the same company when it visited Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark issued a statement about THR & Associates which says an American-based company ripped off several local coin-sellers in that city in May. It goes on to say the Better Business Bureau has recorded more than 100 complaints against the company from across the U.S. and Canada. Daniel Williams with the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre said they have logged three complaints against the company, two from disgruntled customers and
one from a radio station which was paid for advertising via a bad cheque. One of those customers, he said, was re-issued a cheque, however by press time he was uncertain whether the second one cleared. A flag on the Better Business Bureau website states: “BBB has received disputes from across the country which claim that after consumers sold their items to THR, the company’s checks stopped clearing the bank. The company has responded to these BBB disputes by claiming that replacement checks have been issued. These complaints are still pending and are not reflected in the company’s BBB Review at this time. According to a statement by THR in a news release, the total number of checks affected is 4,000.” Const. Craig Douglass, Prince George RCMP media liaison, said these sorts of fraud cases are very difficult to investigate. Because THR & Associates is based out of Springfield, Il. (U.S.) and because the size of the individual cheques being bounced are minimal, the resources that would be needed to conduct an investigation would be far greater than what could be gained. He added that another issue is proving the company intentionally defrauded customers. If, instead, it is a matter of them being in financial difficulty, and that’s why cheques are bouncing, then the matter becomes civil. “I think the message here
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Sunday’s Cruisin’ Classic Father’s Day Show and Shine Show brought out the best in vintage vehicles and attracted a big crowd to appreciate them. The event was held at Fort George Park. is seller beware,” Douglass said. “Get cash. Don’t give away your belongings without getting cash, especially when you’re dealing with a company that’s not local.” He added the volume of cheques bounced may decide whether the matter would be a legal or civil one. “There’s two ways it may go. If it’s one cheque out of who knows how many that bounced, then it’s a civil matter. If it’s sev-
eral then it does get into a criminal investigation as far as fraudulently writing cheques that are going to bounce But because they are out of country, there would have to be a large amount of these for our specialized units, who are dealing with million dollar complaints, to get involved. You can sue civilly but small claims court can cost you as much as you lost. Unfortunately this becomes more of a warning to the public.”
One issue when it comes to prosecution is proving motivation. “We have to prove they knew without a doubt they were writing cheques that would bounce,” he said. “There’s very little that we can do. The fact is frauds are very time consuming to start with, and difficult to prove and given the fact this is across borders we’d have to get other agencies involved. It would be thousands of dollars and time to get back what would essen-
tially be a small amount of money.” The Kelowna-based press release says THR & Associates does business under a multitude of different names including International Coin Collectors. As of press time there has been no response from THR & Associates. The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre can be reached at 1-800-495-8501 or info@ antifraudcentre.ca. The Better Business Bureau’s website is bbb.org.
Three in custody after convenience-store holdup Three people are facing robbery charges after being arrested early Sunday morning. Police responded to a call at about 3:30 a.m. of a robbery at a convenience store in the 1500 block of 20th Avenue. When police arrived they were told that a woman, wearing dark clothing and with a bandana covering her face, entered the
store with a can of bear spray and an uncapped syringe. She demanded cartons of cigarettes and money. A detailed description of the suspect was obtained through the store’s video surveillance. The description of the woman and the vehicle she fled in was passed on to all other police officers. Within minutes, the suspect vehicle was located near the
intersection of 17th Avenue and Oak Street. Three occupants were in the vehicle, two men, aged 48 and 25, and a woman, aged 48. Police found cigarettes and cash when they searched the vehicle, along with the clothes the suspect wore during the robbery and a can of bear spray. All three were arrested without incident made their first
court appearances earlier this week. All three reside in Prince George. If you have any information about this serious Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www. pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.
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ultimately passed. He dismissed charges from the opposition that many of the items in the bill had nothing to do with the actual budget. “The opposition is opposition and they have a right to say what they want to say,” he said, adding that a lot of the items in the budget were related to spending. Zimmer doesn’t agree with those who claim ramming the budget through was an assault on democracy. The MP was elected with 63 per cent of the vote and feels that he is representing the majority of people in the riding. “Thirty-seven per cent of people don’t necessarily agree with me, even though I still represent those people,” he said. “I was elected in a democracy, and elected to represent my constituents and that’s what I believe I did. We hear
the criticisms, but we hear the support too … We served democracy well.” NDP house leader and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen had a different take on the marathon session. “Twenty-two hours of consecutive voting and 33 hours of consecutive sitting on C-38,” he posted on his Facebook page after it was all over. “Standing up against a bully takes a bit of effort.” The changes also concern Cullen because he sees them as long-lasting. “These changes will hit home,” he told Black Press before last week’s session. “They’re not just going to last a year, by the way. Most budgets, the changes that happen, you can sometimes fix the following year, these ones may go for a generation or more, they’re profound.”
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Coal is a non-renewable energy source, one associated with black smoke, char and a labour-intensive effort to harvest it from the earth. Bio-coal has none of the characteristics of the above. In fact, it is a renewable energy source, produced through a creative process that renders it, at a chemical level, closest to coal in make-up. “Essentially, wood is just young coal,” Jerry Ericcsson, president of Diacarbon Energy Inc., one of the presenters at the recent bio-energy conference, hosted in Prince George, said.
Bio-coal is created by the torrefaction, or roasting, of biomass. The biomass in question can come from a number of different sources, including the bug-kill pine that permeates northern forests. Ericcson said it is rich in energy and that generally when the biomass is torrefied it loses 20 per cent of its mass but just 10 per cent of its energy. Easy to transport and store, the finished bio-coal product looks much like a wood pellet but can also come in a briquet or a liquid. It can be used in a number of applications, but currently Ericcson is targeting
the cement industry. One problem is making it economically feasible for companies to use bio-coal, which is more expensive to produce than regular coal is to harvest. This is where Pacific Carbon Trust comes in, Ericcson said. On June 15, PCT issued a news release stating it is launching a Request for Proposals to purchase carbon offsets resulting from switching from fossil-fuel coal to renewable bio-coal. This means B.C.’s bio-coal producers will have help securing the financing they need to move to commercializing their product.
Another financial plus that comes with using bio-coal is the carbon tax levied in B.C., paid by companies who use fossil fuel. “It’s a very large tax charged per every tonne of fossil fuel used,” Ericcson said. “If you use bio-coal there’s no tax, plus you get the carbon credits with the PCT program.” Ericcson added he believes there is an appetite for clean fuels in the industry in the province. “I’m excited,” he said. “I believe in cleaner fuels and being aware of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s important to look forward to producing this fuel for B.C.”
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Council has thrown its support behind bringing new technology and engineering programs to post-secondary institutions in the north. The resolution, brought forward as a notice of motion report by Coun. Albert Koehler, has no economic repercussions, however it does state the goal is a community priority for the city. “Many organizations in Prince George have provided an endorsement,” Koehler said when he intro-
duced the motion at the June 11 council meeting. The report states, “Many corporations are currently not in the position to accept new orders while orders in progress have to be delayed, which leads to foreclosure of economic opportunities and a potential slow-down of or economy in all areas due to lack of properly skilled personnel.” A report issued in 2008 confirmed the gap between supply and demand of engineers and technologists/technicians was already at 700. The demand now, the report says, is considerably
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Sauve sentenced for indecency A former Prince George school teacher has been given a nine-month condition sentence for gross indecency involving a student. Roderick Lyle Sauve was a teacher at Duchess Park Secondary School from September 1977 to June 1986. The complainant, Sandra Boughey, now Stobbe, was a student there from 1980-1985. She was a member of the basketball team that Sauve coached. According to the agree-
ment statement of facts in Judge Michael Brecknell’s reasons for sentencing, the two entered into a consensual sexual relationship while he was a teacher and she a student. The relationship ended when Boughey moved away from Prince George in 1985 to attend college in the Lower Mainland. “There is no doubt that the defendant’s actions towards Ms. Stobbe harmed her in ways that profoundly affected
her physical, mental and emotional well-being,” wrote Brecknell in his ruling. “Ms. Stobbe has had to struggle on a daily basis with the demons that were visited upon her as a result of the defendant’s actions. “The defendant’s actions have harmed others in addition to Ms. Stobbe ... His family including his wife, his children, his mother and his siblings, as well as his friends have all had to reconcile the
defendant’s daily presentation to them as a kind and caring individual with the fact that he abused his position of authority and trust over young woman in her formative years for his own personal pleasures.” Some of his conditions include not contacting or being near Stobbe, refraining from consuming drugs or alcohol, and submitting a DNA sample to the national sex offender registry.
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In Prince George court on April 18: jail and placed on probation for six Daniel L. Gerow was found months. Abou was also found guilty guilty of break and enter, sentenced of three counts of failing to comply to two years and one day in jail with a condition of an undertaking and ordered to make restitution of or recognizance and sentenced to 30 $37,450. days in jail. Timothy D. Munroe was found Kevin J. Beattie was found guilty guilty of possession of stolen prop- of failing to comply with a probaerty with a value less than $5,000 tion order and sentenced to 30 days and operating a motor in jail. Free Press vehicle while prohibRyan R. Bruneski was ited, sentenced to 270 found guilty of operatdays in jail and placed ing a motor vehicle with on probation for one a blood-alcohol reading year. Munroe was also over .08, fined $1,000, found guilty of a second assessed a victim surcount of operating a motor vehicle charge of $150 and prohibited from while prohibited, sentenced to 42 driving for one year. days in jail, placed on probation Chelsea M. Denis-Reid was for one year and prohibited from found guilty of fraud and placed on driving for 10 years. Munroe was probation for one year. Denis-Reid also found guilty of a third count was also found guilty of failing of operating a motor vehicle while to comply with a probation order, prohibited, sentenced to 270 days sentenced to 14 days in jail to be in jail, placed on probation for one served intermittently and placed on year and prohibited from driving probation until the expiration of the for 10 years. jail sentence. Denis-Reid was also A llan WISHA RT/F re e Pre s s Marvin H. 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In Provincial Court in Forests make up nearly two thirds of the province and are an important economic, social and Prince George on April environmental resource in the lives of many British Columbians. 23: Over the last 13 years the outbreak of mountain pine beetle has affected an estimated Millen D. Knuuttila 18.1 million hectares of forest throughout BC. The effects of the infestation continue to was found guilty of present major challenges to the forest industry and communities in BC’s central interior. failing to produce a valid driver’s licence The all-party Special Committee on Timber Supply was appointed by the Legislative Assembly of when ordered to do British Columbia to examine and make recommendations to address the loss of mid-term timber so, fined $150 and supply in the central interior. Specifically, the committee must consider recommendations that assessed a victim surcould increase timber supply. A discussion paper describing the issue and outlining possible charge of $22.50. options is available online to inform and focus public input. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April The committee will be holding a public hearing in Prince George on Thursday, June 21. 24: British Columbians may also participate by sending a written submission, or a video or audio file. Edward J. ChamThe deadline for public input is Friday, July 20, 2012. bers was found guilty of assault, placed on For more information, including meeting dates, locations and times of public hearings and to probation for one year view the discussion paper, please visit our website at: www.leg.bc.ca/timbercommittee and assessed a victim OR CONTACT: surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court in Office of the Clerk of Committees, Room 224, Prince George on April Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, 25: or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; Charlena R.L. 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ast week, a 20-year-old man from Surrey received a month in jail for his part in the Stanley Cup riots, which took place just over a year ago, on June 15, 2011. Many people are hoping this sets a precedent for future sentencing. It should. A one-month term for taking part in a riot, in which millions of dollars in property damage was done, police were assaulted or ignored, 150 were injured and the reputation of the Vancouver area was severely damaged, is light punishment. However, it is very likely that many of those charged will not receive any punishment. Their cases may well be thrown out of court because of excessive delay, because of the severely plugged nature of the court system. If a case is delayed for 18 months or longer, through no fault of the defence, it is quite likely it will be thrown out when it finally comes to court. This is completely unacceptable. While it says volumes about the state of the court system, something that few people pay attention to unless they are directly involved, it sends a very bad message to the rioters. It tells them that they should do all they can to delay and drag things out until they are charged. Above all, they should not plead guilty. They can simply wait for the system to take its course, and almost automatically, many of them will get off scotfree. The provincial government should set up a temporary court which can solely deal with cases involving the rioters. It should wait a few months until more of them are charged, and then deal with the cases, one by one, in a prompt and efficient manner. Everyone who is charged in connection with the riot should face trial, and do time if found guilty. If such a temporary court is set up and it proves to work well, the province could then look at using it in some other situations — in places where the courts are plugged with cases, such as Surrey (where Langley cases are heard). If rioters who did so much damage to the reputation of this enrire area are able to get off without any consequences, because of the backlog of cases in the court system, there is something seriously wrong with our criminal justice system. No one should be able to get away with taking part in a riot. If they can, we are no longer a civilized society. The province can do something about this, and it should. It must assert authority over lawlessness. - Langley Times
ith snowpack levels at near record levels and the deluge of rain over the weekend, it’s no surprise that flooding is imminent in, and around, the city. Mother Nature didn’t help with the rain, but there’s not much we can do about that. What we can do, if we are in areas that are affected, is be prepared. If you are under evacuation alert, be ready to leave your home. Get what you want, and need, to take with you ready. Pay attention to the reports about the flooding possibility. And, if the knock comes on the door, cooperate with officials and leave ... as tough as that may be. Hopefully, if there is damage, it will be minimal.
Look who’s in the big town I grew up in a small town and can probworld around us. ably personally identify 97 farms that need 97 Yes he is American, but you don’t have to crosses. hail from the American heartland (not Gordon The Phillips family farm isn’t Campbell’s) to sympathize with the there yet, but some days I wonder. plight of the family farm. With the So, it’s probably no surprise that I demand for agricultural products, i.e. really enjoyed the John Mellencamp Writer’s food, increasingly exponentially, it’s Block concert Sunday night. I was sursad to think that the family farms are prised that a few people panned the BILLPHILLIPS becoming a thing of the past. show. The Cowboy Junkies weren’t Mellencamp has fought long and anything to write home about, but Mellencamp hard to raise that issue and help farmers. was superb. Having grown up on a farm, the message hits Like the Willie Nelson concert a couple of home for me. years back, I went to the concert not owning Plus, anyone who grew up in a small town any of the artist’s albums, but being able to itching to get to the big city only to find, when sing along to just about every song. they got there, that what they left behind was He delivered his hits, a few extras, and, at what was really important to them, can sym60 years old, showed he can still “play guitar” pathize with another of Mellencamp’s themes. and strut his stuff. From Small Town to Jack and Diane, he sings While a lot of years younger than Mellenabout another environment that is disappearcamp, okay a few, I remember when he was ing as we flock to larger centres. John Cougar. When the concert announcement It’s not that one is better than the other, it’s was made a few months ago I had to keep corjust nostalgia for what is being lost. recting myself in the office because when I As for the concert itself, if he couldn’t get referred to John Cougar, few knew who I was your toe-tapping then you’re probably deaf or talking about. dead. Back in the 1980s (or so I’m told … ha ha), His songs are good old rock and roll … guiMellencamp’s style of music was refreshingly tars, drums, an extraordinary fiddle player, honest and simple. In a sea of New Wave elecaccordion, and let ‘er rip. tronic drumbeats and synthesized pop, good Add to that a list of hits that everyone knows old rock and roll was welcome. the words to and you can’t beat that … even if Plus, Mellencamp sings honestly about the the authorities don’t like it.
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Changing the world can start at home We’ve all watched those movbleeding. ies where the little guy is getting The passengers gaped in a bloody beatdown when along shock. comes some unlikely hero to And aren’t we all a little like save the day, force that? Taken aback feeding a big old when we witness helping of street an act of needless Life in justice down the bad cruelty and viothe fat guy’s throat. lence. Tongue froIt’s kind of thrillzen for a moment, lane ing to watch, and DELYNDAPILON mind spinning, I suppose that’s unable to believe why those movies are so popuwhat we just saw. lar. They speak to that primal Then there are other people, core inside each of us that real-life unlikely heroes who knows, instinctively, that jusact immediately when they see tice shouldn’t take three court something that grinds against continuances and a stack of their moral code. Steve is one of lawyer’s bills, then end in a anti- those. He leapt up and, licketyclimactic tap on the wrist from split, the bus driver was taking an overburdened legal system. up space right beside the old felSometimes, though, street juslow. There was a promise to call tice isn’t just a movie. Let’s talk about Steve. He’s a long lean First Nations guy who ■ LETTER likes to drink TNT and trade stories, tall tales and colourful jokes with the trailer-hood cowboys after the work day is done. Recently Steve told us all a perEditor: sonal story about an incident on I would like to remind our the bus which involved injustice, MPs of their duties as a member fisticuffs, a call to the police and of parliament, as it seems they restraints (as all good stories have forgotten their role in being should). a voice on behalf of the constituSeems Steve was sitting on the ents they serve. bus (okay, he may have already Members of parliament reprehad a TNT or two, so he might sent the regional and local conhave been half-napping on cerns of the constituents in their the bus) when a senior citizen ridings in the House of Comhobbled aboard, using his cane mons. Members of Parliament to pull himself up the stairs. The solve problems for constituents old fellow was a bit down on his on a wide variety of federal govluck, but he was tired of walking ernment matters, such as checkso he tried to talk the bus driver ing on individual problems with into accepting the change he had feral government departments stuffed in his pocket for a ride. programs and policies. He was near a buck short, so the I would like an apology from driver refused to render service. Dick Harris for his arrogant When the old fellow asked one comments reported June 13, by too many times for a break, the insulting all the people who ralbus driver lost patience and lied in front of his and Bob Zimgave him a shove out of the bus. mer’s offices expressing their disUnable to keep his balance with may about the ominous omnibus the cane, the senior tumbled bill C-38. backwards, landing in a sprawl “The opposition parties are on the pavement, bruised and
the police, and Steve said that was just fine with him. He had at least two minutes before the boys in blue showed up. Then he laced that mean-spirited bus driver a few good ones. (I know, this is where I’m supposed to add a politically correct statement about violence never being the answer, but instead I’m going to skip that and say, that in my opinion, apathy is a worse response to injustice.) As expected, about two minutes later the police showed up, Steve got to borrow a pretty pair of bracelets and won a free ride to the RCMP station along with a summons to show up in court. He didn’t mind, though. Steve: You don’t treat an elder like that. I don’t care if they’re
brown or white. (In this case the elder is white.) You just don’t do that. Jack: (One of the cowboys) Let me shake your hand. Chris: (Another cowboy) Never mind that. Give the man a beer. Too often we hear stories about the powerful beating up on the helpless. Too often we witness it in our own neighbourhoods, and though our guts crawl we make excuses for not stepping up to the plate. We tell ourselves it’s none of our business while we remain frozen, craving change but afraid to actually do something. And by something, I don’t mean you should throw up your literal fists and go lacing losers, like
Steve did. But we can’t hide behind fear and apathy and expect our neighbourhoods to change. I think Edmund Burke said it best: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Lately, in our little trailerhood, good men have been taking action. Cowboys like Chris and Jack, men like Steve and Owen (who was recently threatened with a noise violation for talking too loud - see, I told you he has a raucous voice) and more. Want to change the world? Maybe the best place to start the process is in your own back yard - or during what should be a quiet bus ride home.
MPs need to remember who they speak for trying and will continue to organize public rallies using people that support their side and people that would join them in a no vote in every part of the budget,” Harris was reported as saying. He added the governing party could do the same, “but those folks are all busy working and earning a living raising their families and trying to make their lives as good as they can.” How dare you Dick? This rally was a non-partisan event made up of hard working people with families trying to make their lives as good as they can by having legitimate concerns of government matters and you insulted us and Bob (although respectful of our presence) donned on blinders to our concerns. I only knew a few people there but many spoke and one thing we all had in common was a deep love for Canada, it’s land, it’s waters, peoples and it’s democracy . We
are profoundly patriotic to our country not to corporate interests as it’s painfully obvious our present government is. The working people at the rallies ranged from an engineer to a chef, a retired physician to a heavy-duty mechanic, a researcher of contaminants in beluga whales to a local business owner, a pressman to a student, and yes there were those who voted Conservative as well. For myself I work two jobs and am on call for a third and believe me I believe I can speak on behalf of the others in attendance; we would much rather have been spending our spare time doing something else if it wasn’t for the fact that we care so much for our democracy, water, land and for the generations to come. My main reason for being there were the changes to the environmental act because I
want our water protected. One of the many great economic benefits (since that’s all you seem concerned with) of water is our salmon fishery, a total of $250 million of salmon is harvested every year. Recreational fishers generate $550 million in direct expenditure and natural tourism activities contribute hundreds of millions to the B.C. economy each year. A recent UN study has shown that by 2025, 75 per cent of people on the planet will be water poor. What little fresh water we have is not worth any risk. Besides asking for an apology from Dick I want one question answered from both our MPs (a mere yes or no will suffice). Are you willing to risk the contamination of our fresh water and the Pacific Ocean? Because this bill makes that risk very real. Silvia Morrison Prince George
A strange final game and looking at mock drafts The most bizarre thing about the final Like I said, bizarre. game of the Stanley Cup championship • So now that we’ve finally got those was the score. pesky playoffs out of the way, hockey After a year in which 76 of 86 playoff fans can turn their attention to the next games were two goals or two items of business: the NHL closer in the final two minwards ceremony tonight and utes, we got a blowout to end the entry draft this weekend. Allan’s it. As seems normal, a check Amblings Consider this: Fifty of the of mock drafts on the Inter86 games were determined by ALLANWISHART net shows everyone figuring one goal, with 25 of those in Edmonton will pick Nail Yakovertime. Another 20 games were twoupov of the Sarnia Sting with the first goal margins, and half of those featured pick. empty-net goals. Eight other games were Nobody I could find saw Edmonton decided by three goals, and six of those trading out of the spot, and even those had an empty-netter. mock drafts which were posted before There were only eight games where the lottery gave the Oilers top spot had the final margin was four goals or more, Yakupov going as the first selection to including the last game. Columbus.
So there’s no drama there and no reason to turn in to see what’s happening with the first pick. May as well do a crossword puzzle or something while you wait for the second pick. By the way, the L.A. Kings will now pick 30th (barring trades) in the first round because they won the Stanley Cup. If they had played to where their point total said they should in the playoffs, they’d be picking 18th. I’m guessing they’ll settle for losing 12 spots in the draft and winning the Cup. • There may be more out there, but I could only find two websites which had all seven rounds of the draft mocked up. At www.draftsite.com, Troy Bourke of the Prince George Cougars was slotted into Colorado’s 72 pick in the third
round, while Jujhar Khaira of the Spruce Kings will go 106th to Ottawa in the fourth round. At www.bleacherreport.com, Khaira went to Anaheim in the fourth round at 97, Paul de Jersey of the Spruce Kings went 129 to Carolina in the fifth round, and Bourke went to Nashville in the sixth round at 172. • Of course, the problem with any mock draft is that it doesn’t take into account trades. I didn’t bother picking up any NFL draft previews this year, because all of them came out before Washington traded up to the second spot to take Robert Griffin III. As soon as there is a single trade, almost all the predictions have to be tossed away.
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Canada’s still pretty great
Editor: It is hard not to look at the state of the world today and not come away very thankful that we won the world’s lottery by being born in Canada or by electing to come and make our lives here. Homelessness in refugee camps packed will beyond heir capacity, governments shooting at civilians with advanced weapons and tanks. Massive abuse of minorities in various countries and austerity now imposed as a cure to the beggars of Europe. Looking south we seem to be watching the disintegration of the American Way. The middle class is fast disappearing, the jobs are no longer there, the school system is in decline and the great American dream seems to be dying. Plutocracy has taken over one part and enriched it to the point that a few rich people shall be able to buy the elections of all from judges and civic officials all the way up to the president. Climate change benefits most of Canada, if we can but control those who now want land here to crop crops for other nations. We are able to grow more, but presently lack the means to protect this advantage. We have managed to shift our trade largely to the Pacific Rim and are no longer totally dependent on the American marketplace. Be it places to visit, happiest countries in the world, best lifestyle and other such lists, we seem to make them all in a very positive manner. Our banks did not fail, out homes did not go into free-fall, and our troops did not go into Iraq. We have Medicare and a social safety net. Maybe not as good as it could be, but better than most. Indeed, things are so good for most of us that we are reduced to complaining about potholes on our streets. Truly a nuisance, but a lot better than someone taking a shot at you with a missile on your way to work. Now, we’re not prefect, by no means. We elected a majority government that seems to wish to make us more like Americans. Thankfully the polls suggest this might be coming to an end. While we bit a taste of the austerity apple, we did not swallow or eat the whole things. The future for us looks good. Global warming will increase our agricultural areas, Enbridge will add markets on the Pacific Rim to diversify energy sales, and we have all that wonderful fresh water, untapped resources still in the ground and seem to be developing the younger types to train for these jobs. We don’t, as a rule, have murder rates up to the U.S. nor did we imprison so many the provinces could not handle the numbers. Overcrowded, yes, but not the tent jails of Arizona. So I’m feeling very fortunate. I may not have everything I want, but I’m not missing too much and get along with a minimal income. I have a society that cares, from HandiDart to Medicare, from a social safety net to regulations to keep me safe most of the time. I even get a chance to dream now and with our state run lotteries. Are there things we could change to make it better? Of course. The native population has been horribly treated and we have to solve that problem and make all Canadians part of our just society. We have to avoid the growing partisan bickering amongst our elected officials, to remind them they should put the good of Canada above the goal of being re-elected. And it would be icing on the cake to address regional issues, from the French in Quebec to the have-not provinces Still, all in all, I am so very glad I live in Canada. The best place to visit, the most liveable cities, and the place most tourists want to visit. All those awards and more, even one of the best places to do business and one of the least corrupt places in the world to do so. Quietly, without much fanfare, we have evolved one of the worlds bet regarded countries. So it is fitting to enjoy this Canada Day as a reminder of all the things we almost take for granted the rest of the year. Complain about potholes. Sure. At least we don’t have IEDs! Willow Arune
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Along with great vintage cars at Sunday’s Cruisin’ Classics Show and Shine event, crowds heard some great music under the band shell at Fort George Park.
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The weather didn’t help PGARA with a major race on the weekend A13
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Shorts TENNIS The Prince George Tennis Club held its City Championships on the weekend. Championship matches were held in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. In singles, Chris Li defeated Andrej Vdovenko 2-0 (6-1, 6-2) in the men’s side with Susie Walker downing Patricia Van Hage 2-0 (6-2, 6-1) in the women’s final. The men’s doubles final saw the team of Kristian Kiland and Jim Condon defeat Rob Prideaux and Vdovenko 2-0 (7-5, 6-4). In the mixed doubles final, the duo of Kiland and Walker defeated Jim and Nancy Condon 2-1 (7-5, 4-6, 7-5). The next tournament for the Prince George Tennis Club is the PG Open, scheduled for July 13 to 15.
COUGARS The Prince George Cougars announced last week that they signed their top choice from the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Jansen Harkins, a 1997born forward from North Vancouver, has signed a standard WHL contract. The Cats selected Harkins second overall in the last bantam draft, held on May 3 in Calgary.
BASEBALL The Prince George Senior Baseball League has a doubleheader on its schedule this evening. At 6:30 p.m., the Queensway Auto World Red Sox meet the Barry Yip RE/MAX Shooters Gladiators. The Inland Control Services Tigers and District Clothing/TQ Titans will meet after that game, a contest slated for 9 p.m.
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Cole Belland of the Kamloops Blaze, left, tries following through on a kick behind Prince George Kodiaks player Rodney Wheatcroft during U16 boys A playdowns on Sunday at the Rotary Soccer Complex. Kamloops defeated Prince George 3-1 on Saturday before the teams tied 1-1 on Sunday, giving the visitors the overall 4-2 victory and berth to B.C. Soccer Association Youth Provincial A Cup championships, taking place in Kamloops from July 5 to 8.
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The Prince George Kodiaks wanted to win their soccer matches at home. The visiting Kamloops Blaze wanted to leave the Rotary Soccer Complex victorious so they could play on their home pitch for Youth A Cup provincial championships, scheduled for July 5 to 8. Since no automatic host berth was available for the teams, victories at playdowns were required. With playdown victories in three different divisions, the Blaze returned home on Sunday a happy bunch. Two-game totalscore series were held to determine provincial representatives in the U16 boys, U14 boys and U14 girls categories. “It was a long trip up, defi-
nitely our longest of the year, so we were a little worried about how we were going to come out,” said Blaze U16 boys head coach Kyle Bowman, whose squad defeated the Kodiaks 3-1 on Saturday before tying the hosts 1-1 on Sunday. “But we’ve definitely been building up to this point and the guys came out ready to play.” Since the provincial tournament is at Kamloops’ MacArthur Island Park, the Blaze had no shortage of motivation. “I can definitely say it was our best team effort of the year,” Bowman said. “Guys came together, everybody, no matter who we got on the field, was ready to go so that was key.” Kodiaks head coach Gino Guarin knew recovering from Saturday’s two-goal loss would be a challenge.
“We kind of dug ourselves into a bit of a hole yesterday, but we kept our focus to get back today.” Guarin noted that in Saturday’s game, the Blaze took a 2-0 lead into halftime. “We got unlucky at the beginning. We had a chance. Their goalie missed the ball and one of our strikers had a wide open net, tripped over his own feet,” he said. “It could’ve changed things a little bit, but second half we started playing a little better. They got another goal to make it three, we got one late in the game to make it a little closer.” Braeden Rake scored the Kodiaks’ goal on Sunday, which tied the score early in the second half. But Prince George struggled offensively against the visitors, outscored 4-2 in the two games. The Kodiaks weren’t able to
win any of the weekend games against the Blaze. In the U14 boys playdowns, Kamloops won by 1-0 and 2-0 scores. In the U14 girls division, the Blaze blanked the Kodiaks 3-0 and 1-0.
B PLAYDOWNS It was a different story in B Cup playdowns, as Prince George teams were victorious in the U18 boys and U15 girls divisions. In U15 girls playdowns at the Rotary Soccer Complex on Saturday, the host Kodiaks defeated Williams Lake by a pair of 2-0 scores. The U18 boys played off in Williams Lake on the weekend, defeating Quesnel and the host squad to qualify for provincials. B.C. Soccer Association B Cup provincials take place July 5 to 8 in Aldergrove (boys) and Kelowna (girls).
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Are you a senior or do you care for a senior in British Columbia? How can an Oﬃce of the Seniors’ Advocate help you? As part of Improving Care for B.C. Seniors: An Action Plan, the Province of B.C. has committed to establish an Oﬃce of the Seniors’ Advocate. Public consultations on the role of this oﬃce will be held in communities around the province in May and June, and we want to hear from you. Consultations will be held June 25 in Prince George.
Due to space limitations, you must RSVP for each session. Please call toll free 1-855-356-9614 or email SeniorsAdvocate@gov.bc.ca to reserve your spot. For those unable to attend this session, we invite you to think about the role of the seniors’ advocate and send us your ideas. Please send written input to: Seniors Action Plan — Ministry of Health PO Box 9825, STN PROV GOV, Victoria, BC V8W 9W4 or by email: SeniorsAdvocate@gov.bc.ca The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.SeniorsBC.ca.
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( all this and more, only 45 minutes from kamloops ) LIFESTYLE EVENTS E Summer Kick-off Weekend, including Mountain of Beer & Chili Cookoff July 6–8 5th Annual Wine & Culture Festival July 13–15 Quilting in the Mountains July 27–28 ‘Liquid Gold’ Beer & Whiskey Festival Aug 4–5 Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival Aug 24–26 BC Corvette Club Gathering Sept 1–3 ‘Labourless’ Weekend: Village Deals Sept 14–16 Women’s Wellness Weekend Sept 22 Classic Car Gathering Sept 29 Oktoberfest
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Timberwolves start first CWUAA season Sept. 7 The Canada West Universities Athletic Association released its 2012 soccer schedules last week. The upcoming season will be the inaugural campaign for the UNBC Northern Timberowolves, as their men’s and women’s soccer programs join the Canadian Interuniversity Sport branch. Of interest to Prince George soccer fans, the UNBC women will be the first Timberwolves squad to play a Canada West regular season home game. They get their six-game home schedule started on Sept. 15 against the Victoria Vikes, with the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Cascades in town for action the following day. The female Timberwolves start their campaign in Winnipeg the previous weekend, beginning Sept. 8 against the Winnipeg Wesmen. They meet the Manitoba Bisons on Sept. 9. As for the UNBC men, they open their regular-season home schedule against the Trinity Western Spartans. The teams will meet in a doubleheader on Sept. 22 and 23. The two-game set follows four consecutive road
games to open the Timberwolves’ schedule, in Victoria against the Vikes (Sept. 7 and 8), Edmonton against the Alberta Golden Bears (Sept. 15) and Saskatoon against the Saskatchewan Huskies (Sept. 16). The Sept. 22 and 23 weekend will offer fans home games of both UNBC teams, with the women hosting the Huskies on Sept. 22 and another Saskatchewan team, the Regina Cougars, on Sept. 23. With 13 women’s teams in the CWUAA, UNBC will play a 12-game balanced schedule in which they’ll see each team once. Eight teams will qualify for playoffs. The men’s side will feature 11 teams and two divisions. The Timberwolves will play a 14-game unbalanced schedule, with six home games and eight road contests. Three teams in each division will advance to playoffs. The UNBC soccer schedules are posted online through the athletics department at www.unbc.ca/ athletics. For more Canada West news, visit www.canadawest. org.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rain dampens crowd, but not ARCA race
Prince George Exhibition, a two-day Hit to Pass on Sept. 1 and 2, the Championship Finale on Sept. 8 and the Hallowe’en Havoc Hit to Pass on Oct. 20. Another Hit to Pass is slated for Saturday, with regular race dates set for July 14 and Aug.
25. For its 60th anniversary season, PGARA is offering special 60th anniversary admission pricing of $6 for adults and students at regular races. For more on the races, visit the PGARA website at www.pgara.ca.
Arriva w l e are here!
This year’s ARCA West OK Tire Sportsman Series race in Prince George wasn’t the same success story as previous seasons. Mother Nature did its part to create challenges on the track and at the gate at the PGARA Speedway Park. Wet weather limited the length of Saturday’s event and impacted attendance, with most of the main grandstand area clear of spectators. Typically the annual event is the biggest draw of the season at the site, located just minutes east of the city off Highway 16. Chris Arronge, the PGARA president, estimated a total of 800 people watched the 2011 ARCA West event On the track, the rain left the track more slick and in less than ideal condition. What was supposed to be a 100lap main event ended up lasting 54 laps. The green flag was waved on Lap 50, and four laps later, Quesnel’s Dave Olson claimed the victory. The rain also impacted starting
We are OVERSTOCKED! A listair McINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s
Prior to the 100-lap main event on Saturday evening at PGARA Speedway, spectators had an opportunity to get a closer look of the ARCA West cars and meet the drivers. positions for the main event. Rather than have qualifying heats, drivers were positioned for the main event based on their points on the ARCA West season. Prior to the main event, crews added material to the track to try and create more traction. But when the rain hit during the main event, with no opportunity to
dry the track, organizers had to call the race for precautionary reasons. Mark Berriau of Penticton ended up third place. Another result of note is an eighth-place finish by Prince George driver Logan Jewell, who captured the checkered flag in the circuit’s previous event, a 100-lap race in Wil-
liams Lake on May 26. The six-date ARCA West OK Tire Sportsman Series began on May 12 in Vernon. The series doesn’t resume until July 21 at Quesnel’s Gold Pan Speedway. Agassiz holds an event on Aug. 11, with the series’ finale back in Vernon on Sept. 8. As part of Saturday’s ARCA West event, the
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NHL draft should have city connection
Don’t expect a Prince George 97th overall, by the Anaheim product to get chosen at the 2012 Ducks. NHL Entry Draft, taking place Spruce Kings forward Paul de Friday and Saturday in PittsJersey, Khaira’s linemate this past burgh. season, and forward Troy Bourke But you can count on at least of the Western Hockey League’s one player who Cougars also made played junior hockey the CSS final list. De ULL in the city in the Jersey, a 1992-born 2011-12 campaign West Vancouver OURT to get selected, and native, was listed that would mark an 98th. Bourke, a 1994RESS improvement from a ALISTAIR MCINNIS born Onoway, Alta. year ago. product, was ranked Forward Jujhar Khaira, a mem123rd. The mock draft had both ber of the B.C. Hockey League’s De Jersey and Bourke getting Spruce Kings this past season, selected, De Jersey at 129th (Carhas been garnering a lot of attenolina Hurricanes) and Bourke at tion lately. If only one player 172nd (Nashville Predators). who competed at the junior level Not one of the players will in Prince George gets drafted this hear his name called during Friweekend, he’s the guy whose day’s opening round. But with name will be called. all three players on the final CSS Khaira, a 1994-born player rankings and mock draft, there from Surrey, was listed 74th on stands a reasonable chance each the NHL Central Scouting Serwill get selected on Saturday, vices’ final rankings of North when the second through seventh American Skaters. A mock draft rounds are held. on the Bleacher Report website Khaira is a sure bet to get (bleacherreport.com) had Khaira selected, with attributes making taken early in the fourth round, him stand above De Jersey and
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the time they reach the professional level, so strengthening up will be crucial to Bourke’s development. But Bourke deserves credit for managing 56 points (18 goals and 38 assists) in 71 games for a Cougars squad which finished second last in the 22-team WHL in 2011-12. The team scoring leader, he had 16 more points than the second highest point producer, rookie forward Alex Forsberg (15 goals and 25 assists). Another thing worth mentioning about Khaira is he’s the only one of the three who received an invite to the NHL Scouting Combine, held the last week of May in Toronto. At the combine, Khaira had placed top 10 in four of the physical tests (seventh longest wing span, fifth on bench press, eighth in strength lifting and fourth in upper body power). While it doesn’t look like a Prince George product will get selected, Saturday could be a special day for these three junior hockey players.
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Senior lacrosse season nears end But a loss on the road against the Quesnel Crossfire (2-10) last Thursday, followed by consecutive losses to the Mackenzie LumberJax (4-9) in a weekend doubleheader at the Coliseum, dropped Shooters Pub to fifth place. The battle for the final playoff spot has come down to the league’s two out of town teams, squads that will meet in Quesnel for a crucial regular season-ending doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday. Game times are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. The other game left on the PGLSA regularseason schedule falls on Thursday evening in Quesnel, as the Crossfire play host to the Stylers (8-6). Craig Dunfield of the Assault led all scorers on Monday evening, collecting seven goals and five assists for 12 points. Teammate Dave Jenkins also reached double figures in scoring, with three goals and eight assists for 11 points. Other College Heights Pub goal scorers were: Clarke Anderson - five goals and three assists; Nathanael McFayden - four goals and three assists; Josh Kelly - one goal and six assists; and Dom Sia - one goal and three assists. On the Shooters Pub side, Tony Degans
scored twice. Mark Sidhu, Kyle Adams and Daniel Weisgerber added singles. Russill Mills and Brian Stanley shared time in the Assault goal. Steve Brizan took the loss at the other end. In the individual scoring race, the Stylers’ Andrew Schwab continues to lead the way, having collected 122 points (65 goals and 57 assists) on the year. He’s 24 points ahead of runner-up Damon Calfa of the Bandits, who’s recorded 55 goals and 43 assists for 98 points. The PGSLA has released its playoff schedule for the opening round. For finishing first, the Bandits will get home arena advantage against either Mackenzie or Quesnel. Game 1 of that best-of-five set is scheduled for June 26 at the Coliseum. The home teams will rotate each game, with the Bandits playing on the road on June 28 and back at home on July 4. The fourth and fifth games, if necessary, are slated for July 9 (in Mackenzie or Quesnel) and July 11 (at the Coliseum). With two Prince George teams, all games in the AssaultStylers series will unfold at the Coliseum. The second and third games are scheduled for June 2 and 3. If necessary, a fourth
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Josh Kelly of the College Heights Pub Assault breaks in for a scoring chance on Shooters Pub Devils goalie Steve Brizan during Monday night’s Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association game at the Coliseum. The Assault hammered the Devils 21-5. game will take place on July 5 with a fifth and deciding game on
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The Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association playoff picture is getting clearer. The top three positions in the six-team standings have been determined, with only four contests remaining on the league’s 45-game regular-season schedule. Members of the College Heights Pub Assault already knew entering Monday night’s game against the fifth-place Shooters Pub Devils that they’d finish in second place. They knew they’d meet the third place Twisted Cork/ Regional Security Stylers in a best-of-five semifinal series beginning June 25, and could use tonight’s game against the first-place BX Pub Bandits (8 p.m. at the Coliseum) as a final tune-up. While there might’ve seemed like little incentive for the Assault to go full out on Monday night, obviously they weren’t taking the Devils lightly either, as they finished on the right end of a lopsided 21-5 score. The result improved the Assault’s record to 11-3. This evening’s game is the final regular season contest for the Assault and Bandits (13-1). Monday’s result ended a disappointing season for the Devils (3-12), who were hanging onto the fourth and final playoff spot a week ago with a 3-8 mark.
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These rims gleam like glass, so much so that passersby and photographer are reflected in them. Shiny chrome was the order of the day at Sunday’s Cruisin’ Classics 39th annual Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine event.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Huitemaâ€™s Mustang is a work in progress TERESA MALLAM firstname.lastname@example.org
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sinâ€™ Classics Fatherâ€™s Day Show â€˜n Shine event at Fort George Park. â€œFor me, this is a passion, which is why I spend so much time on the Internet looking for new things.â€? She always finds just the right new feature for her souped-up sweet ride. For six years, sheâ€™s been putting her own touches on her â€œdreamâ€? car. Her most recent acquisition? A Roush super charger in the engine to â€œgive it a boost.â€? She smiles again. â€œIt really goes fast now,â€? says Huitema. â€œAnd I love the colour â€“ Red Fire. The car changes colour depending on the time of day and the season. It can be burgundy in the morning, candy apple red in direct sunlight in the summer or bright red in winter. Thereâ€™s a clear coat metallic in the paint that changes it.â€? Her Mustang gleams, even under the hood where it really counts. How does she get it that way? â€œIt takes lots and lots of cleaning,â€? she says. Since she was a
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young girl, Huitema always had a passion for Mustangs. As luck would have it, sheâ€™s been able to share her life with someone who loves beautiful fast cars as much as she does. â€œI met my husband, Arvin, when I was 16 and I didnâ€™t have my driverâ€™s license yet. Heâ€™s the one who got me driving.â€? The couple currently co-own the Minute Muffler store in Dawson Creek. â€œWe have lots of people coming in to get work done on their Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s vehicles and we see Gloria Huitema of Dawson Creek shows off her pride quite a few and joy, a red Mustang that has all the bells and M u s t a n g s whistles. in our shop time restoring a High event which runs July because people know Country Special â€˜68 6, 7 and 8 in Dawson we like them and will Coupe while Arvinâ€™s Creek. take care of them. I busy working on a â€˜68 â€œWe belong to a club think we have a good Mustang convertible called the Mile Zero reputation for that.â€? â€“ itâ€™s painted Red Fire Cruisers and they put Besides enhancing too. Huitema canâ€™t wait on the Show and Shine her own 2007 Mustang, to show her car again, show here with classic sheâ€™s also spending this time at a shine cars and newer cars.â€?
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Special Olympians ready to tee off Friday Like the others, he knows and likes the feel of a good swing, and he finishes the conversation with the same observation Mike made about golf. “It’s fun.” The Dick Harris/ Special Olympics BC Charity Golf Classic is held annually at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club with all proceeds going to
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Greg Eveneshen, back left, Mike Harris, Josh Pudney and Sam Russell, front, are the four Special Olympics athletes who will be golfing in the Dick Harris Calssic on June 22. not as bad as it was last night, when the group was supposed to get in a practice round. Mike smiles when asked about the weather. “I like the sun more than the rain.” For Josh Pudney, this will be his first time in the Classic. It’s also his first year golfing with the Special Olympics program. “I like to hit good tee shots. It feels good when you hit the ball right.”
The tournament is being held at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, and while the team practices at Pine Valley, Josh knows the other course. “I’ve played it before. I like it.” Greg Eveneshen, like the others, started golfing with his parents. In Greg’s case, that was about 15 or 16 years ago, he figures. “I like to keep score
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his height. “That’s the kind of commitment we see from the families of the athletes.” For Sam, golfing is still a relatively new sport. “I’ve been playing for about three years. I golf a fair bit, about once a week.”
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when I’m playing, so I can see how much better I’m doing.” The final member of the foursome, Sam Russell, is also the youngest. Local Special Olympics coordinator Thom Ross says Sam’s parents have gotten him a set of custom clubs to suit
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There is one thing the four men at Pine Valley Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon have in common. They all like golf. That doesn’t set them apart from a lot of people in Prince George, but the fact all four are Special Olympics athletes does. The four will be teeing off June 22 in the annual Dick Harris Charity Classic, a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Talking to them, their love for the game shines through. “It’s fun,” is the first thing Mike Harris says when he’s asked what he likes about the game. Mike says he’s been golfing for about 20 years, starting by playing with his dad. He was the first Special Olympics athlete to play in the Howie Meeker fundraiser in Campbell River, and was also the first to play in the Dick Harris Classic. It’s cloudy today, but
Special Olympics BC in Prince George. This year’s event, a Texas Scramble, is set for June 22. The entry fee of $500 for a fourperson team includes 18 holes of golf and a banquet. There are prizes for everyone, including five hole-inone prizes. Teams interested should contact Jeanne at 250-564-7771.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mellencamp brings his brand of ROCK TERESA MALLAM firstname.lastname@example.org
No, it doesn’t get any better than this. Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp
rocked the house right up to the rafters Sunday night as he and his stellar band gave us the best (it had to be) of their No Better Than This Tour.
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The legendary rocker put on a great show, packed with hits, for about 5,100 fans at CN Centre. Up front and centre was Mellencamp’s vibrant voice. He still does the sexy shoulder shrug and adjusts his lapel before giving us his signature Cougar move where he slinks up to the mike, through the shadows, to deliver his wellknown hits from the 70s and 80s. He also allows the mega talents of his band – notably his fiddler and his accordion player – to shine through. Known for his “heartland rock,” gospel style vocals and lush “living life” lyrics, indeed, Mellencamp went full out to give the audience when it came to hear. “We’ve travelled (20,000?) miles to get here,” he said, over wildly loud screams
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tempo tunes, rollicking sing alongs and quiet ballads. Electric to acoustic guitar music. Solo numbers with him in the spotlight and full band spots that revved the crowd to a feverish pitch. First song of the night was Authority Song which kind of set the tone. That was followed with Nobody Cares About Me from No Better Than This (2010) album. Funny, as Mellencamp was singing it, I was by the sound board trying to get pictures of him as
zealous fans rose to their feet all around me, seriously fist pumping the air and screaming their heads off. No reporters were injured in the making of this review. There were some sweet moments, like when Mellencamp went into his private life a little, particularly with a anecdote about his friendship with his grandmother who lived to be 100. That led into Longest Days. The set list was long Sunday, and it was all good. The crowd just
loved Check It Out – all you saw was a wave of moving people, hugging and singing along to lyrics they all knew by heart. Longtime fans who came out for songs like Walk Tall, Big Daddy, a very poignant Jackie Brown, Let It Out, Crumblin’ Down, Jack and Diane, If I Die Sudden, Paper In Fire, Pink Houses, R.O.C.K in the USA, I Saw you First, Small Town, Rain On The Scarecrow and many more, got what they wanted. But then, this is Cougars’ town.
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Stone Temple Pilots play CN Centre Sept. 15. The group is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the last two decades, leading the grunge charge in the 1990s. Tickets for the concert go on sale June 22. Stone Temple Pilots have enjoyed success with 15 singles on the Billboard Magazine Top 10 with six reaching the number one spot. The band has sold more than 35 million records worldwide since the release of their first album, Core, in 1992. The band will release its Alive in the Windy City DVD, filmed at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, on June 26. The album includes many of their classic hits, such as Plush, Vasoline, Creep and many more. Tickets for Stone Temple Pilots concert at CN Centre go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. all Ticketmaster outlets or order on-line at www. ticketmaster.ca.
Playbill Celebrate Pollinator Week (June 18 to 24) by coming out to listen to A Passion for Pollinators talk by Gaylene Mueller, a local educator and pollinator enthusiast. The talk begins June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Community Gardens Prince George, 1540 Milburn Ave. Topic of the month is Growing Together. Wear appropriate clothing for the outdoor venue as the talk will go rain or shine.
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CANADA DAY Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way at Huble Homestead’s Dominion Day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1. Come out for pioneer demonstrations, entertainment and birthday cake.
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Show and Shine brought back love for toys
There was a time when I was very attracted to boys with toys. Funny, but after you marry the man (men) of your dreams, quite often the first thing to go is their shiny new toys. I don’t know why. Maybe they outgrow them. Certainly it’s not a case of the proverbial “change a man after you snag him.” Rather, I think it’s the very human desire to be number one in
any love affair – and crowded.” that can’t happen Tea Sunday’s spectacuwhen polishing the Cruisin’ Classics with lar chrome on his classic 38th annual Show and Teresa Shine at Fort George car is more important than kissing his Park is a case in point. spouse. It separated weekOr as Diana, PrinTERESAMALLAM end hobbyist and novcess of Wales famously ice antique car buff put it, “there were three of us in from serious classic car collectors. the marriage, so it was a little The boys from the men.
At the same time, the event brought them together. As I was taking photos, I noticed a young boy pull his dad by the arm as they walked past a row of antique cars. He asked: “Dad, can we go see the monster trucks now?” I felt kind of sorry for the little lad. He was born too late to know the sheer joy of cruisin’ on a Friday
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night with passion lights flashing and the rock and roll tunes blaring, checking out chicks at the malt shop. He won’t know how to roll down a car window to get an order of French fries and hamburger on a “tray with legs.” And he sure won’t have any memory of sliding into his spot at drive-in movies, watching flicks on the big screen with friends – and perfect strangers – looking on as he’s making out with his date on a makeshift bed in the back seat. Poor kid. He’ll never know what he’s missed. It is all relative, you see. I love old classic cars because they take this old classic girl back to my own ‘sporting’ days when a good time was going to the beach with a picnic lunch, driving in a fancy convertible with the top down. As a teenager, my dates all drove VWs so it was just a matter of choice of colour, not car. I got engaged to the guy with the black bug. Then there was a succession of muscle car owners that drove my parents wild until I met high-school dropout Phil with his Harley Davidson. He was subject of an earlier column so I won’t pick on him again. My first “man of means” had a gold Corvette Stingray. I can still see that car gleaming in the summer sun – I can’t remember what its owner looked like. And I have vivid recall of husband number one’s very dreamy pale blue 1975 Cadillac with white leather seats. When we divorced over two decades later, he got the car. It was an antique item by then. Much like myself. I’m shallow, not at all. I’ve fallen for men with brokendown jalopies and rusty old beaters with fenders held together with duct tape. But those relationships never lasted long. Like classic cars, the only thing that lasts in relationships are the ones with lots of mettle in them.
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HORSE FOR SALE 19 year old sorrel gelding, well trained, not a beginners horse. Used for penning at one time. $2500 obo. (250) 695-6972
Firewood for sale, cut split & delivered. $175 per large cord. 250-613-8760 or 250-9627811.
Garage Sales Saturday June 23, 9am - 5pm 1143 Bednesti Cres. Something for Everyone.
Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)
Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeshore Summit Lake: 1 acre sub lake lot A-frame w/trailer & hydro. $35,000 Ph 778-415-2150 after 5
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent
• 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available • Close to hospital & downtown • Rent includes heat, hot water • Elevator to undercover parking • Fridge, stove, quality carpets, drapes • Laundry on each ﬂoor • No pets
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250-561-1447 GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397. Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571 HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Under New Management! 1 & 2 bdrm suites Heat & Hot water included.
1575 Queesway 250-596-9484
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1900’s Ontario Telephone Co. oak roll top desk. $600. Very good cond. (250)296-4372 19th Century exquisite hand carved sideboard, piano top lift to accommodate single bed (originally) well cared for. $800. (250)296-4372 Early 19th Century Edwardian style sideboard. Mahogany carving, well cared for. Asking $1,000. (250)296-4372
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Pine Glen Apartments 255 N. Ospika (Rental Ofﬁce) Spacious clean 2 & 3 bdrm 1 1/2 bath Heat, Hot water & Parking incl. Laundry & Play ground on Site. Ask about our new rates Bus route to all amenities 250-561-1823
Pine Grove Apts Clean bach, 1 & 2 bdrm apts Student & other incentives No Dogs
Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL A • RET Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT
2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets
VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included Call (250)561-1446
Modular Homes JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 email@example.com
RESIDENT MANAGER NEEDED
for large apartment building in Prince George. Ideal position for responsible couple. Bookkeeping, sales and maintenance skills an asset. Send resumes with references to: Majestic Management (1981) Ltd., #800-299 Victoria St., Prince George, BC, V2L 5B8
Bach. & 1 bdrm bsmt suites for rent. Includes utilities, reasonably priced, available immediately (250) 552-1178
Professional male seeks roommate. Sep. suite,semi furnished, shared kitchen, Avail June 15th $385 plus 1/2 utilities 250-564-1550
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Shared Accommodation Are you a female student coming to Prince George for school? Quiet, friendly home to share with single woman. On bus route, Internet included, own bedroom, share rest of house, $550. Can be room and board, cost negotiable. Availability starting July or August. References required. Contact Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 Jimmy, 99,900 km, one owner. Good condition, 4 wheel drive, complete with winter tires & rims. $9800 Phone 250-963-3427
Cars - Domestic 1981 Trans Am. Does not run. Great hobby car. Will take best cash offer or trade for a used truck. 250-964-2491
Ford F150 Blk, V8 4.6 Auto Triton 4x4 extended cab. Quick sale $5500. Serious inquires only(778)416-1616
USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up
Most Sizes Available 15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435
2011 18’ Creekside Trailer A/C, elec awning, Loaded. Reduced $14,000 OBO 250596-4145
22 foot 2006 Salem LE travel trailer. Sleeps 4, like brand new. Can be viewed at 1310 Kellogg Ave. 250-564-8267
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WEDNESDAY Barbecue, June 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C.Civil Liberties meets every second Wednesday, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. Next meeting June 20. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Capt. McCue 250565-6993, 250-5649030.
THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association,1692 10th Ave. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave.
“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” PG Pride Society - July 7 Pride Prince George is in real need of trafﬁc control volunteers for the Pride Parade at City Hall from 11:30-12:30. If you can help, Valentine 250-614-3957 University Hospital NBC Junior Volunteer Program – an opportunity for youth to gain hospital experience. Working with adult supervision, weekly, 4 – 6 pm. We are also looking for adult volunteers to assist with supervision. Lauren 250-565-2525 Northern Bear Awareness Volunteers needed for neighbourhood canvassing (informing residents about problem bears, putting up posters, etc), manning display booths, and picking fruit. Laura (778) 281-BEAR (2327)
For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-proﬁt organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George
Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs. org/ or 250-5645191. Spring Ultimate Frisbee League, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., PGSS fields. Information: www. pgultimate.bc.ca. NCP workers and retirees meet third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m., Pine Centre food court. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250-563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985.
FRIDAY Elvis Elite with Steve Elliott, June 22, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets at the Legion.
SATURDAY Flea market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Live bands, Saturday, 8 p.m.midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.
SUNDAY Flea market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.
Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne 250-596-0125 or Jeanette 250-5639362.
TUESDAY Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays 7–8:30 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. tilopa.org. Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.
SUPPORT GROUPS PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-563-2885. Prince George ATV Club meets third Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. Carmel Restaurant meeting room. Information: George 250-964-7907. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential
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Big thanks to the RBC Foundation who generously donated $20,000 in support of a new YMCA after-school program called Y Citizens. Accepting the cheque from RBC staff Graham Longpre and Loretta Sumanik are director of child care Lynette Mikalishen and Mark Miller, CEO.
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prayers Monday noon-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m No appointment necessary, located in the Prince George Pentecostal Church, 497 Ospika Blvd. Information: 250-6179653. Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278. Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going
through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393. Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings).
Red Hat Chapter meets for lunches and outings. Information: 250-564-6879. AiMHi is offering networking and information session opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers. Information: Jule O’Reilly 250-5646408 ext. 228. Elks’ meat draw, Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund. Tea Time for the Soul. Would you like someone to listen to you? Come, listen, and share while enjoying a cup of tea. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Expo House, 1506 Ferry Ave. No cost. For more information, Jesse or Catherine at 250-563-2551. Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue.
Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 11:30 a.m. weigh in, noon meeting, St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Information: 250-9603959, 778-416-0908. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answers. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Shelley 250612-3877. Power Play, for children from newborns to five years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Ave. Information: 250-6149449.
The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail email@example.com
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