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SINCE 1908

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Community going to lose out: Eric Wickham AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter After the resignation of Eric Wickham, Multi-Centre committee members are focusing on “moving forward.” “It’s such an important project and we’re really excited to see it to completion,” North Cariboo Multi-Centre Committee fundraising chair, Bernice Heinzelman said. Wickham agrees, but says if things continue as they have, it’s not going to happen.

“Facts are facts,” he said. “And nothing is getting done.” Wickham resigned last week, quoting a lack of respect and support from senior levels, such as the mayor and the Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation. “Over the past year of these requests, QCEDC has promised over and over again their assistance with this matter but no assistance, guidance or any support whatsoever has come forward,” his

resignation letter reads. “As chair of the committee I attempted on several occasions to ask the mayor for her help regarding this matter but did not even receive a reply to my phone messages and e-mails.” Committee member and Cariboo Regional District Director area C, John Massier said he was surprised by Wickham’s resignation and backed QCEDC. “I speak in support of QCEDC and their efforts to see construction of the Multi-Centre move

forward,” he said. “This volunteer board of well-respected local business people are actively working on the corporate community fundraising initiative and their staff have extensive time invested in support of the project.” But Wickham says it’s not about the dedication of volunteers, it’s about elected officials and paid staff and their lack of knowledge, dedication, vision and respect. “You have people showing up to meetings saying they’re going to

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do XYZ and by the next meeting, nothing is done,” he said. And time is running out. The fundraising committee, struck just over a year ago, has a combined local and corporate funding goal of $6.7 million. “So far we have maybe $10,000,” Wickham said. “And we have until January – that is horrendous.” But for Wickham it’s not just about finances, it’s about the lack of respect. “Meetings are unbelievably

disrespectful,” he said. “You have members of council texting the entire time, snide remarks...” Heinzelman maintains the committee is following the “plan” and is looking forward to a number of fundraising events such as golf-ball drop, planned for September. “I hope like hell we get it,” Wickham said. “But this kind of behaviour is totally disrespectful to volunteers and citizens of this community – and it’s the community that’s going to lose out.”

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Variable cloudiness High: 22° Low: 11°

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Honouring educators Clockwise from bottom right: Rick Cash, Bill Clapton, Carolyn Lundy (left), Chris Martin (right), Ray Blais and Marjorie Watt celebrate their dedication to the teaching profession in Quesnel at the teachers retirement party last Friday.

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Fix Auto looking for deserving recipient of a vehicle DANIKA M. HÉBERT Observer Reporter The team at Fix Auto is gearing up to give away a car. Brent Graham said he and his wife have been involved with this sort of help for the less fortunate. “My wife and I have been involved in mini home makeovers in Williams Lake for single moms,” he explained. “Now we thought giving away a vehicle would be something nice to do once a year to help someone who can maybe not afford to upgrade their own vehicle or their own vehicle doesn’t run.” The car in question, a red 2009 Chevy Aveo with a manual transmission, was originally going to join Fix Auto’s courtesy car fleet. “We were told it had an automatic transmission but it’s manual,” Graham said. “We were

brainstorming what to do with it, whether to send it back or maybe use it for a vehicle giveaway.” In the end, it was decided the car would be used as a giveaway during Billy Barker Days. As far as the criteria goes, it’s still pretty open, but there must be an apparent need for a vehicle. “We’re not sure if it’s going to be a family that’s run across hard times or a single mom,” Graham explained. “Members in the community will nominate people they see with this need.” Graham has also thought of a possible partnerships with other organizations and businesses. “We’ve thought of contacting the Amata Transition House in regards to nominations, they might know some good candidates,” he said. The team at

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Fix Auto has also considered partnerships which would help offset initial expenses associated with the vehicle, such as maintenance and fuel. If you know someone deserving of this reconditioned vehicle, look for

the ballot in your Observer and return it to Fix Auto. The deadline for entries is July 9 and the winner will be announced at Billy Barker Days. For more information, call Fix Auto, 250-7472887.

Your Health Naturally Choosing a good, safe, efficient sunscreen Our weather patterns are changing more and more frequently. Here in the Cariboo we are seeing more rain and less sun in the last two years so when the sun does shine we tend to go a little over board. Allowing unprotected skin to be exposed to UVA and UVB rays for a limited amount of time is good for Vitamin D production but what about those times when you want to be out in the sun longer without getting burned. Most experts agree that we should use a sunscreen to protect us from being over exposed to the sun but there is a huge disagreement on how well they actually work. The studies on sunscreens are not enough to prove whether it helps protect against non-melanoma skin cancer and anti-aging or if it is decreased by staying out of the sun and or by using protective clothing. The other issue with chemical sunscreens is the SPF. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor which can range from 2 to 60 and the value refers to the amount of time longer that you are able to spend in the sun before you burn. The concentration of chemicals is higher based on the number or value of the sunscreen. Having said that sunscreen users who have a false sense of security stay out in the sun longer and are exposed to more sun radiation overall. Scientists also speculate that free radicals are produced in the skin when sunscreen chemicals break down in the sunlight and, may themselves promote cell damage and contribute to skin damage and cancer. What to put on your skin and what value will depend on the type of sun exposure and the length of time your skin will be exposed. Applying sunscreen more frequently if you are swimming or perspiring more than usual is always a safe bet. Always reading the label for ingredients is very important because you are applying it directly to the skin. Ingredients to avoid are all man made chemical preservatives, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, dyes or phthalates. Most sunscreen manufacturers recommend washing the sunscreen off at the end of the day to return the skin back to its normal balance over night. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral usually called “Zincite” that has been used for generations and literally reflects the sun back. Unlike chemical sunscreen ingredients, zinc oxide cannot be absorbed into the skin and is not metabolized by the body. Other plant extracts such as hemp oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, Shea butter, carrot seed oil and edelweiss are good ingredients in sun blocks to look for as they do not interfere with Vitamin D and also provide some cellular repair, Naturally!

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The Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce has some great workshops available for you! Our workshops include WorldHost® Fundamentals as well as two other WorldHost workshops that are available for individuals, private groups and/or corporate clients throughout the Quesnel Area. WorldHost workshops are proven, effective and affordable customer service training solutions that will impress your customers, empower your teams and distinguish your business. Over 550,000 British Columbians have participated in WorldHost training to date. Our Certified Instructor Patty Morgan has had many years of experience in the hospitality industry, and enjoys passing on her knowledge through WorldHost workshops. WorldHost® Fundamentals WorldHost® Fundamentals is a one-day (8 hour) workshop that teaches frontline employees important, practical skills and techniques for providing excellent customer service. The result... impressed customers and clients who will not only return, but also tell others about the quality of service they've received. Service Across Cultures Service Across Cultures is a half-day WorldHost workshop designed to increase front-line employees' awareness of the diverse cultures of British Columbia's residents and visitors. Service Across Cultures provides participants with practical skills to understand and be understood by customers from other cultures, and helps participants be aware of common misconceptions regarding serving people from different cultures. This workshop focuses on the service expectations and requirements of people from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Japan and other regions. Customers with Disabilities Customers with Disabilities is a half-day workshop designed to increase front line employees' sensitivity toward people with disabilities, and to provide superior customer service skills that respect every visitor's unique requirements. Customers with Disabilities provides insight into the requirements of people with a wide range of disabilities including vision and hearing impairments, mobility and agility concerns. Topics include appropriate language and protocol, as well as effective communication skills and techniques for serving customers with disabilities. This workshop teaches valuable skills that will benefit virtually any front-line service professional in British Columbia, including hotel, restaurant and retail employees. If you would like more information on pricing or to register for any of the above workshops please call Patty at the Quesnel Visitor Centre 250-992-8716 or visit http://www.worldhosttraining.com/. The Chamber would like to thank everyone who supported our Heart and Stroke Big Bike Team “Tortured Chambers.” We raised over $1100 and participating in a thrilling bike ride.

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Barkerville Accord

Williams Creek schoolhouse to be rebuilt with regional help The Cariboo Regional Dis“More than 2,000 students trict and Regional District of from across B.C. visit BarkerFraser-Fort George are providville every year. It will be great ing a total of $10,000 in grants to have a space that can better to Barkerville Heritage Trust accommodate these groups to support the construction while still ensuring an authentic of a replicate Williams Creek 1800’s schoolhouse experiSchoolhouse. ence.� Each Regional District is “We are pleased to join with contributing $5,000 to Barkthe Cariboo Regional District erville’s efforts to rebuild the to support the Williams Creek Williams Creek Schoolhouse. Schoolhouse project,� Art The 12 Electoral Areas of the Kaehn, Chair of the Regional Cariboo Regional District District of Fraser-Fort George along with member municisaid. palities of 100 Mile House, “This is a tangible example Quesnel, Wells and Williams of how two organizations can Lake contributed equally to come together to support a raise its $5,000 grant. place like Barkerville, which The original schoolhouse was is an incredible tourism and destroyed by fire decades ago. cultural resource for our area Currently, school children and of the province.� their teachers on field trips The funding announcement have their 1860 “Schoolhouse was made during a joint meetExperience� in a cramped space ing between the two Regional less than half the size of the Districts held in Barkerville original school. June 15, a first for the two Barkerville is a vibrant NaRegional Districts. As part of tional Historic Site of Canada the festivities, both Regional whose role is the preservation, Districts signed the “Barkerconservation and sharing of ville Accord�, where they both At a special meeting held in Barkerville June 15, the Barkerville Accord was signed for the new schoolhouse. history of the region and the Contributed photo agree to work collaboratively great Cariboo Gold Rush. on issues of mutual interest in of mining, domestic and school life or “We are excited to contribute to this Every year, teachers bring their classes advancing the economic well-being and the social, cultural and economic aspects project,� Cariboo Regional District to Barkerville to learn about life in the prosperity of the North and Central Chair, Al Richmond said. 1860’s – be it the science and technology of this pioneering town. regions of B.C.

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Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

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Way to go fire fighters Above: Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department presented seven of its members with their Firefighter Professional Qualification (NFPA 1001) certificate during their Annual Appreciation Dinner on June 9. Left to right: Training Officer Roger Knorr, Deputy Fire Chief Mike Russell, fire fighters Scott Dubuc, Paul Kainth, Joe Daigle, Derek Bergeron, Steve Gregory, James Laverdure, Earl Nikirk and Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier; below: QVFD appreciated the special cake Bella and Aaron Eastmond created for the annual appreciation dinner.

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For high school exchange students from Italy, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Host families need to be confirmed by June 30th to enable the students to apply for their study permits and travel with the group on August 25th. Students are anxiously waiting to hear who their Canadian families will be. Students come to experience Canadian lifestyle and contribute fully to the home and family environment. The students agree to firm but fair behavioral expectations. Homes must have a bedroom for the student. Families will receive a fee for hosting the students. An exciting and rewarding cultural experience awaits your family!

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ello again. Wonder if summer will ever come. It would be nice if it warmed up since we have lots of plans for Legion Beach this year. We need to do lots of update work on the grounds as well as having activities there. Hey dancers! There will be a dance at the Legion, June 23. John Gillett is celebrating a birthday by hosting a dance for us. Five dollars at the door per person. He will be joined by a special quest, Al Pickering

LEGION LINES on fiddle. Come on out for a great evening. Legion week is still in the planning stages.

This is June 23 – 30. Lots of activity being discussed. The meat draw is going strong on Friday afternoon, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Then we do it all again on Saturday, 2 – 5 p.m. The tickets are three for $1 to win great selections of choice meat from a local grocery store. I look forward to next week for more exciting information about your Legion Branch #94. Please join us for lots of fun. Helen Boudreau is a Legion member. Obituary Tribute

Phillips, Barbara Lois Doreen Oct. 4, 1929 ~ June 16, 2012

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The family of Barbara Phillips are sad to announce her passing on June 16, 2012. Barbara is predeceased by her husband Howard Reginald. She leaves to morn her son; Robbin Arne, daughter; Leona Dawn (Sheridan) Marshall sister, Joyce Beatrice Campkin, grandchildren; Elizabeth Barbara (Vince) Gonvick, Reginald William (Krista) Marshall, great grandchildren; Aaron and Keira Marshall, Terrance John Gonvick and many friends. Barb is a former member of Princeton Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #128, Wells BC.

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If you love Billy Barker Days as much as we do, show your support by becoming a new member or a volunteer! Contact the office or a current member to find out more. To all future coloring stars ages 12 and under, the Billy Barker Days Coloring Contest can be found on our website, www.billybarkerdays.ca. For further information e-mail Brandice at assistant@billybarkerdays.ca Get your 2012 Billy Buttons! Buy them from the Billy Barker Days Office, or from any Society member for $5.00, to have a chance to win one of three Gold Nuggets!

Gone to meet her husband at their favorite fishing hole. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Canadian diabetic society or a charity of your choice. Celebration of life will be held at the Wells Legion June 24, 2012 2-4 pm.

Gold Rush era Costume Rentals are now displayed downtown, beside Keen’s Sports! Our old-fashioned outfits can now be seen at 263 Reid Street. Call us for further information. Want to display your business or community group for free? The Annual Billy Barker Days Parade and/or Business Decorating are great ways! Get your applications from our website or call our office. If you have any questions, please contact us. http://www.billybarkerdays.ca. Phone: 250-992-1234 Fax: 250-992-5083 Email: office@billybarkerdays.ca. Also, the Billy Barker Days Office, located next to the Information Centre, is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. “Stake your Claim to the Good Times”


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OPINIONS Debate needed While the lumping together of numerous pieces of federal legislation in one giant omnibus bill may not be precedent-setting, there is fear that doing so threatens to reduce democracy to mere window dressing. Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, still relatively young in its first majority, reduced the level of debate on specific issues relating to everything from environmental protection to military spending to multiculturalism. No aspect of governmental operations was being spared. The concern is that sections of the bill pinpointed by hard-working MPs as troublesome – remember, the bill affects every ministry – could not possibly be given the time needed to discuss potential problems with implementation before regulations and budgets get put in place. It’s not just opposing MPs who were left scrambling by this tactic. Even Conservative MPs were forced to bone up on all aspects of the government’s budget legislation. Who’s got time for that? And how could we expect any of our elected representatives to be well-versed on even half of the legislation tabled? Meanwhile, Opposition and other MPs tabled 800 possible amendments to the bill, which no doubt caused further confusion and anxiety among this country’s lawmakers as the bill went through the debate process. The feds argued time is of the essence as they work to keep the economy from spiralling down as a growing number of European countries are experiencing. Still, that is not reason enough to subvert the democratic process and eliminate the kind of proper debate that Canadians have come to expect. To use a well-used phrase, this can only end badly, both for the continuity of services, checks and balances in this country and the preservation of the type of democracy we all voted for. –Black Press

Choosing work instead of welfare T he B.C.

that come from participating in society government instead of just has taken some living off it. modest steps Any experience to tighten up earning money the province’s is valuable Tom Fletcher income experience. B.C. Views assistance With baby system, and to boomers encourage people to work starting to retire in big when they are able to. numbers, the expected With Premier Christy labour shortage has begun Clark swooping in to take across Western Canada. credit, Social Development And yet, increasing numbers Minister Stephanie of foreign workers are Cadieux unveiled changes coming in to do farm that included fixing the and other work, while worst mistake in B.C. many young people are Liberal policy. Cadieux unemployed. acknowledged that B.C. Finance Minister Kevin was the only province Falcon took note of that clawed back all this during his budget earnings from employable preparations. Increasing welfare recipients, and she numbers of young, announced that from now employable people were on they will be able to earn applying for welfare in up to $200 a month without southern B.C., while jobs penalty.The exemption for go begging in the booming disabled people is increased northeast. from $500 to $800 a Falcon mused about month. setting up a program to Another important provide training and plane change is requiring welfare fare for these people, recipients to file income tax an idea quickly dubbed returns. People can now “welfare air.” do temporary work when Another effort to get it comes along, report the young people working is income and take advantage Jobfest, a rock-themed road of the various tax credits show currently touring

eligibility rules and making it easier for employable people to stay on welfare. After a couple of years of this wealth redistribution, 10 per cent of the B.C. population was on welfare, with more piling on every day. Faced with the results of this staggering blunder, Harcourt lashed out at “cheats, deadbeats and varmits” scamming B.C. taxpayers and launched a crackdown on fraud. Later the NDP cut the basic rate for single employables to $500 a month. Today it stands at $610, and the NDP looks poised to repeat history. Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar did a month-long publicity stunt in January, living on welfare by wandering from shelter to food bank with TV cameras trailing behind. Brar would have been better off if welfare air had been available. Instead of learning to live off the burgeoning urban handout industry, he could have gone up to Dawson Creek or Fort St. John and worked as a labourer. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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northern B.C. towns. It attracts young people with music and souvenirs like drumsticks and guitar picks and offers them skills assessment using sexy iPad apps and graphics that depict carpentry as cool. If Jobfest and welfare air sound a bit desperate, it’s because they are. They illustrate our society’s problem. We have a public school system where students pass whether they do the work or not. The culture assumes selfesteem is more important than achievement. The teachers’ union constantly sets an example that the way to get what you want is to stamp your feet and demand it from government. What do we expect young people to learn? And how easy is it for B.C. to slip into a Greecelike tailspin, where a majority expects to be carried on the backs of the shrinking minority who do productive work? Oldtimers might recall when Mike Harcourt’s NDP government took over from the allegedly miserly Social Credit regime and raised welfare rates. They compounded that mistake by relaxing

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Cutting program is short-sighted Editor: Open letter to the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Re: Elimination of the National Archival Development Program. I am writing on behalf of the Quesnel Museum and Heritage Commission. We are an advisory committee for the City of Quesnel responsible for oversight of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives and heritage matters. We were alarmed to hear of the sudden elimination of the National Archival Development Program on April 30. As concerned citizens who volunteer our time to support the operation of a community archives, we believe that the discontinuation of

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the program is short sighted and will have a negative impact that far outweighs the savings of $1.7 million in Federal spending. The funding provided to the provincial archives associations is crucial to the professional operation of community museums and archives across the country. In B.C., the preservation service provides cost effective conservation advice to many institutions, which otherwise could not access a professional conservator. This provides preservation treatment to individual items, but more importantly, assists these institutions to create an environment which helps preserve entire collections. The provincial associations provide

training to staff and volunteers at these smaller institutions. Often people working in these community repositories have not had prior archives or library training but they are intelligent and motivated. For minimal expense they gain valuable knowledge which ensures that collections are arranged and described following a standard format. As a result, the holdings from institutions of different sizes and organizational structures can be uploaded to a networked database and are accessible to the public online. Our institution has not, to date, directly accessed funds from the NADP. We have undertaken a number of video history projects to record the

memories and knowledge of elders from diverse cultural groups in our community. We have digitized the local paper, making more than 100 years of community history accessible online. We have collected, arranged and described approximately 60 fonds and over 13,000 photographs. These are made accessible to the public through the British Columbia Archival Union List. We could not have established our archival program or have been in a position to undertake such projects without the training and support provided by the Archives Association of British Columbia. Canada’s heritage is preserved in institutions

large and small in communities across the country. We currently display the photographs of C.D. Hoy, a photographer who took remarkable portraits of the First Nations, Chinese and European residents of Quesnel in the early years of the 20th century. This award–winning exhibition has traveled the country providing visitors with an opportunity to understand the deep roots of multiculturalism in Canada. Hoy’s photographs are now being used to build cultural and economic bridges with China through an exhibit being developed by the Barkerville Heritage Trust. At the Quesnel Museum we have created a travelling exhibit of the work of his contemporary, C.S. Wing, whose glass

negatives are preserved in our archives. This show, which delivers a similar message, is now travelling in western Canada. In anniversary years, museums and archives are called upon to organize special events and create exhibits to educate and to bring the country together in celebration. The National Archival Development Program through the network of Archival Associations is vital to preserving and making accessible the primary materials of Canadian History, 365 days a year. We urge you to reverse the decision to eliminate this fundamental program. Sincerely, Honey Affleck Chair, Quesnel Museum and Heritage Commission

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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Quesnel

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2012 The City of Quesnel expresses our congratulations on the 16th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day.

In Celebration of

National Aboriginal Day College of New Caledonia Quesnel Campus would like to congratulate all Aboriginal Graduates

100 Campus Way, Quesnel, BC V2J 7K1 • Tel 250-991-7500 • Fax 250-991-7502

Aboriginal Day is Thursday (June 21). Everyone is welcome to attend the celebrations. Observer File Photo

List of events

10 a.m. Opening Prayer – Geneva Irwin Welcome – Chief Clifford Lebrun Oh Canada – Cindy Logan/Rebecca Harnden 10:30 a.m. – Family Brown

11 a.m. – Cake Cutting Lhoosk’uz School Red Bluff Hoop Dancers North Cariboo Metis Youth Jiggers 11:30 a.m. – Aboriginal Grad awards

(Chief Clifford Lebrun/Sue Ellen Miller) 11:50 a.m. – Walk Out Ceremony 12:15 p.m. – J.P. Pinel 12:45 p.m. – Benson Munch/Sam Boyd

Canada’s Green University Bob Simpson

MLA Cariboo North 401-410 Kinchant Street Ph: 250-991-0296 Email: bob.simpson.mla@leg.bc.ca

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Many courses and programs offered on campus including: • Nursing • Social Work • First Nations Studies • Arts Courses

100 Campus Way (Located behind McDonalds) www.unbc.ca • 250-991-7540 • sc-info@unbc.ca

1:15 p.m. – Winston Wuttunee 2:15 p.m. – Eagle Spirit Band Emcee: Karima Beaucage Sound: Barry McKillican A drum group, some musicians and some dancers will be available and are willing to fill in if there’s any “dead time” on the stage. There are currently 10 names of Aboriginal Grads for the grad awards – if you know anyone else willing to participate, contact the Friendship Centre. There are presently 10 children registered for the Walk Out Ceremony – if you know of any families with children entering kindergarten in September who would like to participate, have them contact Grace at NCAFPS 250-9929160.


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QUESNEL CO-OP

A Division of Vanderhoof & Dist. Co-op Assn.

Now you can fuel up at our Card Lock and Convenience Store 1218 Cariboo Hwy. 97 N. Quesnel, B.C. 992-7274. Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


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Come out and support our Canada Day Celebrations BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR FOR OPENING CEREMONIES AND ENTERTAINMENT.

SCHEDULE FOR CANADA DAY Sunday, July 1st 11am - 4:30pm at LeBourdais Park

SKYFEST on site Ron Andrews of Blender Air Shows will be doing a fly by

11:00 - 11:25 am ................... The Brown Family 11:30 - 11:55 am .................. Mike Nelson 12:00 - 12:30 pm................... Opening Ceremonies 12:30 - 12:55 pm................... Alex Verge 1:00 - 1:25 pm ...................... John Brisco 1:30 - 1:55 pm....................... Terry Boyd & the Native Dancers (unconfirmed) 2:00 - 2:25 pm....................... Benson Munch 2:30 - 2:5 pm......................... Exile ( Exile is a two-man hip-hop group from Quesnel. The duo consists of Explicit R (MC) & Ill Logik (MC) and was founded mid 2011 after countless collaborations. They are currently in the studio working on their next release.

3:10 - 3:55 pm....................... Harmonhicks 4:00 - 4:30 pm....................... Sikh Marshal Arts (unconfirmed)

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BOUNCY CASTLE, WATER SLIDE AND GAMES/RACES BY THE MUSEUM FOR THE KIDS

SENIOR’S TEA MUST M U BE SIGNED UP FOR IN N ADVANCE CONTACT PERSON IS RUTH AT 992-1567

Let’s celebrate together and show why we are proud to be Canadian!


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6900+ Members and growing

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$10.00 buys you a Lifetime Membership.

Congratulations North Cariboo Growers Co-op

CONGRATULATIONS

and Thank you for your support of all our Rodeos ~ from Quesnel Rodeo Club

Congratulations Co-op Proud to have “Turned the Lights on”

1980 Quesnel-Hixon Road • 250-992-7274 • Division of Vanderhoof & Districts Cooperative Association

A beautiful asset to our community.

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on your new store.

GROUND BREAKING AUGUST 2010

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS NOVEMBER 2011

AGRO BUILDING OPENS JUNE 11, 2011

LOCAL & VANDERHOOF STAFF JUNE 11, 2012

FEED • SUPPLEMENTS • GARDEN & PET SUPPLIES • TACK • OILS • LUBRICANTS • FUEL Quesnel Team Ropers Congratulate you on the Agro Building. Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations PORTABLE STORAGE Co-op SEPTIC CLEANING SERVICE PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS DEMOLITION/GARBAGE REMOVAL

Congratulations

Ph: 250-747-2156 Fx: 250-747-3454

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Congratulates you on your new Retail Store

Remember our Annual Show & Sale Aug. 8-11. Sale Aug. 11 - 3 pm Alex Fraser Park

Congratulations

ON YOUR NEW STORE Thank you for helping our community grow! FREE ESTIMATES Ph: 992-9033 Fx: 992-6030

Industrial • Commercial • Residential

Prime contractor for the new Agro Building Thank you to the Co-op Association for the opportunity of constructing your new facility. Your full service contractor: •Industrial & Commercial Builders •Civil Infrastructure

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THE CO-OP YEARS • 1937 - Formation of the North Cariboo Growers Co-operation. Membership fee 25¢ • 1939 - Marketing produce of the members begins • 1940 - Eggs accepted on a trial basis • 1940 - Election of officers; W.A. Johston, President; J. Sales, Vice President; Chas Ellison, Kersley; H.C. Johnson, 6 Mile; Lee Moxley, Moose Heights; H.H. Moffat, Alexandria; J. Yorston, Australian. • 1942 - Circular sent to farmers - re tender for delivery of supplies to Army Forces stationed in Prince Geroge. Prices to Army; (per ton) Potatoes $60, Turnips $55.50, Carrots $52, Cabbage $65, Beets $71.50 • 1942 - Motion to handle Shell Products • 1943 - Grasshopper damage discussed • 1947 - Operation of creamery and marketing dairy products • 1951 - Funds were spent on fence around cenotaph and balance to be spent on cemetary • 1955 - Mortgage given to Buckerfields and Green Valley on the property P.G.E. leases. D.L. 7795 and Lot 6, Block 29 • 1960 - Began supplying eggs to hospital • 1962 - Presented proposed plans of new building and processing plant. • 1964 - C. Helsden appointed to represent N.C.G.C.A at the combined meeting of Chamber of Commerce and Quesnel Council in regards to supporting Weldwood Pulp Harvesting License application • 1965 - Set up Scholarship or Bursary to futher a Quesnel Industrial Student • 1968 - Started building supply sales due to sudden closure of Gardner Building Supplies • 1969 - Construction of new building • 1970 - Official opening of present building on Two Mile Flat. February. • 1970 - Bruce Yorston Memorial Bursary is started • 1970 - Members Only Sale • 1972 - Beginning of saddlery & riding equipment sold upstairs • Winners of Bruce Yorston Memorial Award - 1995 Linda Dixon; 1996 Robin Sanford; 1997 Charlie Kirsh; 1998 Kerri Yorston; 1999 Robyn Thompson • 2008 - Amalgamation with Vanderhoof & District • 2009 - Card Lock Opens junction of Hwy 97 & Quesnel Hixon Road • 2010 - Purchased ground for Agro building • 2011 - Constuction of Agro Building begins • 2012 - June 11 - Agro Building Opens

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6900+ Members and growing

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$10.00 buys you a Lifetime Membership.

Congratulations North Cariboo Growers Co-op

CONGRATULATIONS

and Thank you for your support of all our Rodeos ~ from Quesnel Rodeo Club

Congratulations Co-op Proud to have “Turned the Lights on”

1980 Quesnel-Hixon Road • 250-992-7274 • Division of Vanderhoof & Districts Cooperative Association

A beautiful asset to our community.

(250)

on your new store.

GROUND BREAKING AUGUST 2010

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS NOVEMBER 2011

AGRO BUILDING OPENS JUNE 11, 2011

LOCAL & VANDERHOOF STAFF JUNE 11, 2012

FEED • SUPPLEMENTS • GARDEN & PET SUPPLIES • TACK • OILS • LUBRICANTS • FUEL Quesnel Team Ropers Congratulate you on the Agro Building. Thank you for your support!

Quesnel & District 4-H

255 - HAUL

Congratulations PORTABLE STORAGE Co-op SEPTIC CLEANING SERVICE PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS DEMOLITION/GARBAGE REMOVAL

Congratulations

Ph: 250-747-2156 Fx: 250-747-3454

KDH Electric

FUELING UP PAYS YOU DIVIDENDS

Congratulates you on your new Retail Store

Remember our Annual Show & Sale Aug. 8-11. Sale Aug. 11 - 3 pm Alex Fraser Park

Congratulations

ON YOUR NEW STORE Thank you for helping our community grow! FREE ESTIMATES Ph: 992-9033 Fx: 992-6030

Industrial • Commercial • Residential

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THE CO-OP YEARS • 1937 - Formation of the North Cariboo Growers Co-operation. Membership fee 25¢ • 1939 - Marketing produce of the members begins • 1940 - Eggs accepted on a trial basis • 1940 - Election of officers; W.A. Johston, President; J. Sales, Vice President; Chas Ellison, Kersley; H.C. Johnson, 6 Mile; Lee Moxley, Moose Heights; H.H. Moffat, Alexandria; J. Yorston, Australian. • 1942 - Circular sent to farmers - re tender for delivery of supplies to Army Forces stationed in Prince Geroge. Prices to Army; (per ton) Potatoes $60, Turnips $55.50, Carrots $52, Cabbage $65, Beets $71.50 • 1942 - Motion to handle Shell Products • 1943 - Grasshopper damage discussed • 1947 - Operation of creamery and marketing dairy products • 1951 - Funds were spent on fence around cenotaph and balance to be spent on cemetary • 1955 - Mortgage given to Buckerfields and Green Valley on the property P.G.E. leases. D.L. 7795 and Lot 6, Block 29 • 1960 - Began supplying eggs to hospital • 1962 - Presented proposed plans of new building and processing plant. • 1964 - C. Helsden appointed to represent N.C.G.C.A at the combined meeting of Chamber of Commerce and Quesnel Council in regards to supporting Weldwood Pulp Harvesting License application • 1965 - Set up Scholarship or Bursary to futher a Quesnel Industrial Student • 1968 - Started building supply sales due to sudden closure of Gardner Building Supplies • 1969 - Construction of new building • 1970 - Official opening of present building on Two Mile Flat. February. • 1970 - Bruce Yorston Memorial Bursary is started • 1970 - Members Only Sale • 1972 - Beginning of saddlery & riding equipment sold upstairs • Winners of Bruce Yorston Memorial Award - 1995 Linda Dixon; 1996 Robin Sanford; 1997 Charlie Kirsh; 1998 Kerri Yorston; 1999 Robyn Thompson • 2008 - Amalgamation with Vanderhoof & District • 2009 - Card Lock Opens junction of Hwy 97 & Quesnel Hixon Road • 2010 - Purchased ground for Agro building • 2011 - Constuction of Agro Building begins • 2012 - June 11 - Agro Building Opens

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Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Battling the enemy

Above left: Rob Tregillus sprays Himalayan Balsam in Carson subdivision; above right: Japanese Knotwood; bottom: Amanda Dreager displays a balsam plant (particular attention should be drawn to the mass of plants on the hillside behind Amanda as well as the almost non-existant root system on this plant.) Annie Gallant photos and Google Images

Invasive weed eradication is everyone’s fight ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

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hen the public unknowingly cultivates a noxious weed, all sorts of havoc ensues, often causing devastating damage to the environment. CRD crews are in Quesnel right now, scouring the roadsides, hillsides, creek and river beds looking for, among others, two very serious invasive weeds. Himalayan Balsam (impatiens glandulifera) is particularly destructive to hillsides and water courses because it not only chokes out native vegetation, which have root structures which stabilize the soil but Himalayan Balsam has no root system to replace the beneficial plants they have destroyed. “We know this plant exists on both sides of the Fraser River in town and to an unknown level outside of town,” CRD Invasive Plant spray assistant and arborist Rob Tregillus said. “We also know there are a number of hillsides and many yards with this invasive plant. “There are acres of Himalayan Balsam in the Quesnel area.” With small sites, pulling the plants, bagging them and depositing the bags in the invasive plant bins at the Quesnel landfill would go a long way to preventing the spread, but Tregillus said many residents aren’t aware of the damage Himalayan Balsam (also known as Policeman’s Helmet, Sibirian Orchid and other common names) can do. In fact, he said according to a member of the Quesnel gardening society, this plant was at one time cultivated and shared. Japanese Knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum) is also on the hit list for CRD crews. Similar in appearance to bamboo, this

plant is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. In addition to choking out native species, Japanese Knotweed is known to penetrate thick asphalt and bust up concrete. “I know of six locations, varying in size, around Quesnel,” Tregillus said. Both plants propagate through seeds, but knotweed also spreads through a runner (rhizomes) system. The CRD program is part of a worldwide effort to control invasive weeds. The Invasive Weed Council has a global strategy administered through agencies such as the CRD and local programs are tailored to the specific infestations in various regions. With only one urban crew and one roadside crew, Tregillus said local residents are an important part of the eradication process. Before doing anything though, he suggested residents consult with CRD to ensure the plants are the invasive variety and also to help identify spread and location. Himalayan Balsam can be safely and effectively pulled on small sites (ideally before it flowers), bagged and placed in the invasive weed bin at the landfill. For Japanese Knotweed, it’s important to contact CRD as to the best way to deal with the infestation. However, there’s another way the public can help with this problem. One of the easiest ways to spread this nasty plant is through dumping unwanted vegetative debris over embankments and around riparian areas. Not only do grass clippings, branches and the like kill trees but they also create the perfect nursery for these killer invasive plants. “Anytime you are inappropriately

disposing of unwanted grass clippings, tree branches and garden waste, you are potentially giving invasive weeds another deadly shot at a native species,” Tregillus said. “Also, with the prospect of charging for dumping debris of all sorts at the landfill, residents may choose to dump their debris over embankments and contribute to the problem.” Tregillus says part of the solution is recruiting residents in the invasive plants war. “An informed public is the front line force in the war against invasive weeds but that also means if the public isn’t helping with the solution, they’re adding to the problem,” he said. “Damage to the environment and dealing with these plants is costing hundreds of billions of dollars both locally and internationally through loss of productivity, damage to infrastructures, destruction of native flora and fauna and the cost of dealing with these plants, all of which impacts humans.” Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed are just two of hundreds of

invasive plants listed in the sixth edition of Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and other selected invasive plants in B.C., with more being added all the time, Tregilllus said. “CRD is currently treating, in one way or another, 31 species of invasive weeds in the Cariboo Chilcotin with Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed at the top of the hit list.” He couldn’t stress enough how important it is for residents to understand the enormity of the problem and their role in the solution. For information on these two plants and others that are threatening our environment and your backyard, contact Emily Sonntag, 1-250-392-3351, ext. 266, Natalie Borkowski, 1-250-3923351, ext. 223 at the CRD Invasive Plant department or Amanda Dreager, Invasive Plant Control assistant who is currently working with Tregillus in the Quesnel area, 1-250-267-7469. In addition to providing knowledge, they can also arrange for someone to come and assess potential noxious weeds on your property.


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Robert (Bob) Duane Monroe Feb. 2, 1924 - June 13, 2012 ob passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at B the age of 88 years, in Kamloops, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife Bernice of 64 years; children Linda Monroe (Bob McCormick) of Ashcroft, BC, Keith (Merla) Monroe of 150 Mile, BC; grandchildren Melanie Lees (Brock Nicklas), Douglas Lees (Shawna Gagne), Kira (Clayton) Kursteiner, Drew Monroe (Samantha Lloyd), and great grandchildren, Paige, Braden, Caitlin, Coen and Kaidance. Bob was born on February 2, 1924 in Omak, Washington. His family moved to Strathnaver B.C. in 1930. He entered the Air Force (R.C.A.F.), in 1943, serving overseas until 1946. Bob and Bernice were married on May 26, 1948, and started married life on their own farm in Strathnaver. Bob had a long career with the engineering division of the BC Forest Service, which involved

frequent moves to various locations around the province. After retiring in 1980, Bob and Bernice lived in Hixon, B.C. Bob returned to farming in Strathnaver and kept busy with mechanical work in his shop. Following a few years of actual retirement in Chilliwack, Bob and Bernice settled in Kamloops. “Poppa’s big chair sits empty except for the memories and love.” A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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After months of working out kinks and running hard during practice, the Crossfire added not one, but two, wins to their record. Jonas Gagnon photo

MonthsCrossfi of researching rewarded find their key to victory JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Offering everything from frayed tempers to tricklein goals and triumph held to the final seconds, Thursday night's Crossfire game was worth the monthslong build up. Coming off their first win over the Stylers, one of the best teams in the league, the Crossfire had something to prove to the Quesnel crowd on Thursday, which they did, logging their second win of

the season with a 10-9 win over the Devils. Pat Gibbs, one of the founding players of the team, was happy to finally see the fruits of the team's labour. "It feels good. It feels damn good," he said. "It's been coming together for a while and now we're finally getting results." The Crossfire took control of the scoreboard early. They were in good shape, controlling the ball and keeping the pressure

on the Devils for the first period, allowing only one goal, and netting five before the pressure boiled over. With less than two minutes left in the first, a couple of rough checks and some choice words had almost all the players on the floor paired off. Eight of the players, four from each team, ended up rolling on the floor, or swinging wildly at their opponents heads. Once the players were calmed down (no easy feat

for the two refs) an early intermission was called to sort and hand out penalties. After the ten minute intermission, penalties were handed out, with six game misconducts, along with several other lesser penalties, for the Crossfire. The Devils got off a bit easier with single game misconduct handed to one of the fighters and various other penalties. The Crossfire nearly killed the half-period power play the handed to the Devils after the brawl.

Goaltender Ryley Cooper made some quick saves during the penalty kill to keep the Crossfire on top. One minute before the last penalty came off, the Devils scor, to put the game at 5-2. It was in the later half of the second the Devils started to make their presence felt. After the ten-minute mark of the second, the Devils started to claw their way out of the hole they had dug for themselves. The last ten minutes became a more

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Down to the wire from PAGE A19 dash, catching up with the Crossfire. The game was teetering on the edge, victory was only a point away for each. Both teams fought hard to put the ball past the tenders, but it was a chintzy goal that broke the tie and pushed the Crossfire into the lead. The Crossfire had made their play, and were headed back to their own end, except for one of the players who had been slow to get up after a Devil's knee fuond his back. All eyes were on that action as the ball bounced its way past the goaltender's foot, spurred on by one of his own. Back ahead now, the Crossfire succesfully pushed forward to get a cushion goal. However that pillow was taken away three minutes later. With two minutes left in the game their lead was removed. The last two minutes ticked down as both teams fought hard for a win. The hometown crowd perched on their seats, eagerly watching every movement of the ball. With less than a minute left, the Crossfire called a time-out. After the rest, the seconds ticked down. 40. 30. 20. And 19.1 seconds before the end of the game Cameron Braun put the ball in the net to cement the Crossfire's second win. This win leaves them tied for last with the Mackenzie Lumberjax. However, the playoffs are still in sight. With some hard work, and a couple of victories over the Lumberjax in their double header this weekend, the Crossfire can slip into a playoff run. The Crossfire play their final three games of the regular season this week. All three of their last games will be played at the Twin Arenas. Thursday they play the Stylers at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they play a double header against the Lumberjax. The Saturday game starts at 8 p.m. while the Sunday game starts at 11 a.m.

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oshimi Matsuzaki is happy to talk about her sport at length, discussing the finer points of kendo and expounding on the mental conditioning it requires. Kendo (Japanese fencing) is not a popular sport in these parts, but there has been interest in it since Matsuzaki posted pictures of her gear on the Shiraoi House facebook page. Last Friday Matsuzaki gave a small presentation for a member of the Shiraoi Twinning Society. “I’ve been interested in it for a long time. Actually, I saw it on a TV show,” Mikey McDonald, a Shiroai Twinning Society member, said. So, when she saw the pictures on facebook, she decided to see if she could get a quick lesson from Matsuzaki to see if she would like it. Matsuzaki was happy to share. “I’m so happy she is interested in kendo,” she said. Matsuzaki has been giving presentations like this for the last month, ever since she got her shinai (bamboo practice sword) shipped over from Ontario. To prepare, she ducks into a room to get properly dressed.

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When Matsuzaki comes out wearing the kendo gear, she looks as if she’s come straight out of the Edo era; the look hasn’t changed much since samurai roamed the earth. Each piece of equipment she has on has a name which she explains to McDonald. The kendogi and hakama are worn under the bogu (armour). The kendogi is the kimono-looking shirt; the hakama are the baggy trousers. The bogu consist of men, the helmet, doh, the chest protector, koté, the gloves and the skirts, or taré. The shinai rounds out the equipment. Once properly protected, the duel can begin, almost. Kendo is a sport of discipline and as such, one can not simply step into the ring and swing the shinai until it makes contact. First, the players must bow to each other. This is not a formality that can be done away with, it is intrinsic to the very heart of kendo. “It is especially important to start and end your bout with a bow,” Matsuzaki said. “We say ‘Rei ni hajimaru, rei ni owaru. It means ‘start with a bow and end with a bow.’ But the word for bow can also mean respect. So, it really means ‘start with a bow to show respect for your opponent and end with a bow

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to show respect for your opponent.” The focus on respect is just one part of this sport which Matsuzaki says is mostly mental. “My opponent is basically myself.” The goal is focus and discipline, so whacking away will not get a player points. To do that there are four areas that one can strike to get points: doh, or the body; men, or the head; koté, or the wrist; and finally, but only for experts, tsuki, or the throat. Because tsuki, a thrust at a small guard on the throat, is dangerous, it is not taught to children. In fact, Yoshimi wasn’t even taught it until she got onto the team at her university. To get a point, one must hit one of these areas. However, a sloppy hit won’t do. The player must still be focused and ready to strike again. A kendo match is played until one player gets two points, at which time that player is the winner, and the players once again bow. For Matsuzaki, kendo has been a life long passion. “I’ve been doing it for 18 years, since I was a child because my Dad also did kendo. He taught me kendo,” Matsuzaki said. And though it’s a family affair, her mom has never been a fan of the sport. And

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

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

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

951 Abbott Drive

Retail/Office Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

No Parties, No Pets References Required

Mobile Homes & Pads

250-992-2806

Call Shawna

Creekside Village , newly renovated, ground floor , 2 bdrm condo in well maintained & secure location. W/D ,laundry room , walk in closet,parking . N/S & N/P. $700/mo. + $350 damage deposit.Ref required. Call 1-(250)-297-6623

250•992•7868

Rentals

Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

Apt/Condo for Rent

References required.

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

Open Houses

2Bdrm. Mobile Home. $600/mo. Available July 1st. Gassoff Rd. (250)392-5350

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

spca.bc.ca

Modular Homes JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

Open Houses

Open Houses

Open Houses

Open Houses

Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE Extravaganza Saturday June 23rd

355 St. Laurent Ave. • 250-992-7202 North

1502 Rockwood Rd.

South

North

5278 Bjornson Rd.

South

North

5281 Bjornson Rd.

$329,900

South

1961 Lombardie St.

1713 Dogwood Ave.

South

$94,900

1:00-3pm Terri South

2581 Gook Rd.

2611 Fayette Rd.

$239,900 2:00-3:30pm William

Leslie Johnson

Bobbi Momer

Bob Marsh

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Ph. 250-992-5523 C.250-991-9063

Cell. 250-983-5003

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

2335 Rawlings Rd.

West

$315,000 12:00-3pm Steve 563 Marsh Rd.

West

$245,000

12:00-1:30pm William

$194,900 11-12:30pm Claudia/Leslie

11:00-12:30pm Terri

#7-2401 Larch Ave.

South

2:00-4pm Bob

$249,900

11:00-2pm Bobbi

$659,000 1:30-3pm Claudia/Leslie

949 Maple Heights Rd.

South

$239,900 11:00 - 1pm Bill West

2151 Bartkow Close Rd. $191,500

$209,000 12:00-1:30pm Bob

4749 Edwards Rd. $214,900

4:00-5:30pm William

303 Sanderson Rd.

South

South

$129,900

11-12:30pm Claudia/Leslie

$335,000 1:30-3pm Claudia/Leslie

1373 Mountain Ash Rd.

South

$234,900

$224,900 2:30-4pm Bobbi

1929 Alder Rd.

12:00-4pm Kim

Bill Ingram

William Lacy

Claudia Holland

Kim Knott

Steve Smith

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

Ph. 250-747-0422 C.250-983-9983

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-316-1708

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-255-3999


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Rentals

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Cars - Domestic

Recreational/Sale

Sport Utility Vehicle

2Bdrm. executive Chalet on 165 acres in Kersley. Price to include Hydro, Bell Express View, snow removal & storage in shop. $950/mo. Bring a horse $1100/mo. 747-3972

1 Bdrm bsmt suite near west park mall utilities inc, N/S, N/P, Ref required $475.00/mo call 250-992-8715 2 bdrm basement suit , N/P , N/S, $600.00/month, Utilities included avail asap -call 250992-8681 Barlow Creek furnished bachelor suite in quiet 4plex $500/mo. includes hydro & laundry facility.(250)992-8568 North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $550/mo. (250)992-2362

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

2001 Glendale Titanium 5th Wheel 32 EX

2001 Ford Escape $5,000 obo.

Rentals

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 Avail. July 1st, n/s, n/p on city & school bus routes. Maple Dr. Area. 4bdrm house, $900/mo. 1bdrm suite, $350/mo. Call (250)747-4491 Need Cash today? Ca$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.

Townhouses REDUCED $85,000

FOR RENT IN QUESNEL

Cars - Sports & Imports

Call Tim at 992-7748

1998 Honda Civic

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Transportation

Recreation

Cars - Domestic

1995 Snow Villa Ltd

1996 Mercury Mystique

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

(Truck avbl for purchase)

(250)992-6033

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

$1,500 1 (250)255-4509 Poor Credit? Bad Credit? Slow Paying? We finance. OAC. Phone in application.Toll free 1(877)992-8334 DL7239

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!

2006 NORTHERN Lite 9’6” Truck Camper $21,500, One owner, excellent condition, non-smoking, 2 door fridge, electric jacks and other great features. 250-392-5720

Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

1 column x 2” ad

NEWMAR DUTCH STAR Class A Motorhome

1999 Pontiac Transport Fully Loaded

2002 1/2 40ft 350 Cummins diesel with E brake, 6 sp Allison trans, 49 k miles, 3 slides, air ride & brakes, ask for line sheet & pictures, small trade in accepted. Ph (250)747-1014 or cell (250)991-8745 aematula@hotmail.com

Boats Older 14’ boat and trailer 2-18 hp Johnson motors $950.00 call 250-747-4745

4 week buy

4495

$

plus HST

Just bring in or email your picture to classifieds@quesnelobserver.com Attn: Trina

Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle

1996 Chevy Blazer

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

$1,500. obo - 250.747.2277

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

MINES ACT NOTICE OF PROPOSED SAND AND GRAVEL Take notice that Ross MacLean, General Manager of Gibraltar Mines Ltd., PO Box 130 McLeese Lake, BC, V0L 1P0, has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Mines Act, R.S. BC 1996, c. 293, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the Land and water courses related to the proposed North Tailings Gravel Pit located at mineral tenure 850472, 10251 Gibraltar Mine Rd, McLeese Lake, BC. Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days to make written representation to the: Chief Inspector of Mines, c/o Natural Resource Specialist at FrontCounter BC, 441 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3 or email to Megan.Williams@gov.bc.ca.

classifieds@quesnelobserver.com 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

Sincerely, Gibraltar Mines Ltd.

Ross MacLean General Manager

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.

My clients sell quality...so do I. 8 passenger, 176,000 km’s, $3,600 just spent on motor. Excellent condition! Great tires. Asking $2,490 (250)255-4509

Recreational/Sale

in the Cariboo Observer

all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today

Trucks & Vans

Call (250)255-4017 $4,800

Sell your vehicle

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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

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

For all the news...

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Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association

s 4 th ’ l e n s Que AMAZING ion t a r t s i g Re 8:30 am

AUGUST 11 , 2012 9AM - 2PM

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Rules ➤

have two people per team • Minimum age (16) • Must bring a digital camera • Car will be needed •

Cost $200.00 per team

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Registration deadline: July 31, 2012. (July 15 to guarantee T-shirt)

Get your team together and sign up today! Teams of two will race to complete 8-10 activities in and around Quesnel. The Race is open to all abilities and may take you to places that challenge you physically and mentally. For more info contact Judy 250-985-5816 or Cathy 250-747-2510 Registration Forms available at Canadian Cancer Society office or the Cariboo Observer office

Be a part of an amazing day of fun and adventures and help the Canadian Cancer Society and Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Assoc. Downtown

Service Electric Ltd.


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CHRYSLER National SALE Event

June 18th - 23rd at Regency’s Top Lot

Did you know that... In 2011 RAM was the 2nd Best Selling Truck uck in Canada?

$10,000 OFF Sticker Price

The RAM HD was Canada’s #1 Selling Diesel Pickup? The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country is the most awarded minivan ever? The Dodge Grand Caravan is a 2011 Consumers Digest Best Buy? That the 2012 Dodge Journey starts at just $19,995? Or that you could drive home a 2012 RAM 1500 for $25, 495? That the RAM HD is the most durable, longest lasting truck ever?

We don’t like to brag but we thought you should know. Come see us at the Regency Top Lot all week and find out for yourself just how great it feels to have a vehicle that fits your needs perfectly. ZZZUHJHQF\FKU\VOHUFRP‡)LQGXVRQ)DFHERRN

Lisa Kozuchar 250.991.6177

Bob Deane 250.255.5425

Kris Grant 250.991.2555

Wayne Inglis 250.991.2768


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCgaragesale.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 (R7A) and 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Ext 2WD (1SA) 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 Chevrolet Cruze LS/2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 & 2012 Silverado Ext 2WD. 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. ÂĽThunder 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 Chevrolet Silverado 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. ,Š The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. + For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ÂĽÂĽ2012 Chevrolet Silverado, 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. â—ŠComparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brands. Δ2012 GMC Terrain FWD, equipped with standardd 2.4L ECOTE ECOTECÂŽ I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive segment based on WardsAuto.com’s 2012 Middle Cross Utility Vehicles Segment, excludes other GM models.

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