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City staffer says dismissal was unjustifed AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter A city employee is saying she was “unjustly let go� and Coun. Sushil Thapar is backing her claim. “Mayor and council did not have the authority to dismiss her without cause,� Thapar said of recently-fired human resource advisor, Meriel Wild. Wild, with the city close to 10 years, says it all began when she filed a bullying and harassment complaint against then city manager John Stecyk. “I was on stress leave, signed off by my doctor,� she said.

Wild said when she was healthy enough to go back, she was “dismissed.� “I can’t imagine any reason for my dismissal,� she said. “This was certainly without cause.� Thapar agrees, saying Wild was a “very honest, hardworking, long-time employee.� “You do not just fire someone because they take stress leave over a harassment issue,� he said. “She’s dedicated and by the book and these morons fire her?� And aside from losing a qualified employee who

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has saved the city “tens of thousands of dollars� Thapar says the wrongful dismissal case could end up costing taxpayers “hundreds of thousands.� “We’re looking at court costs, damages and back pay,� he said. “The financial implications are huge. She’s [Mayor Mary Sjostrom] lost her mind.� Thapar further alleges Sjostrom approved of Wild’s firing so she could hire an employee who would do her bidding. Sjostrom maintains all allegations are completely false, but stated confidentiality agreements prevented her from saying more.

“City council is bound by confidentiality and we do not discuss staffing [human resource) issues in public,� she said. “Decisions are made by the council as a whole including the mayor. Administration is currently working on this file.� Thapar acknowledged the decision was by council consensus, but said current members are not only inexperienced but “blindly following the mayor.� “This is a ‘yes mama’ council,� he said. As for Wild, she says she’s stuck in a Catch 22. “I don’t want the taxpayers to have to foot this bill,� she said.

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“But I don’t want the city to screw me either. It’s so sad because I worked so hard... and this is what I get.� Thapar is concerned the firing is an “abuse of power� for personal reasons – reasons that could see the taxpayers footing the bill. “Frickin’ idiots,� he said. Sjostrom reiterated her dissaproval of Thapar’s behaviour and tactics. “Once again Coun. Thapar is using the media instead of dealing with the matter in a proper and confidential manner required under oath of an elected official,� she said. Check future Observer’s for more on this story.


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Massey pleads guilty Recycle Your Small Electrical Appliances, Power Tools & More As of July 1st, you can recycle more than 300 different household electrical products such as small appliances, power tools, exercise equipment and sewing machines at one of over 120 ElectroRecycle drop-off locations across B.C. For a complete list of accepted products or to find a drop-off location near you, visit or call the Recycling Council of BC’s hotline at 1-800-667-4321 or 604-732-9253 in the Lower Mainland. RCMP seized cash, guns and coke during a bust in April 2011. RCMP photo

drugs and firearms taken off the streets where they do real harm to our communities. “We thank the members of community that helped provide

information that directly contributed to the arrest of this individual,” Staff Sergeant Gary Clark-Marlow, Quesnel Detachment Commander,” said. Massey was

arrested in 2011 for possession of 2 kilograms of cocaine, approximately $300,000 cash, a number of rifles, handguns and ammunition and body armour.

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David Massey has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, firearmsrelated offences and possession of stolen property. “One of the strengths of the BC Federal Drug Enforcement Branch is the ability for highly trained investigators to assist Detachments with high level drug investigations,” Superintendant Brian Cantera, Officer in Charge, Federal Drug Enforcement Branch, said. “This file is a prime example of how federal policing teams and detachments can work together to get criminals off the street and keep Canadians safe.” “This is a clear indication that drug trafficking in Northern British Columbia will not be tolerated,” Inspector Peter Haring, RCMP North District Operations Officer,” added. “We are committed to targeting and disrupting the illicit drug trade in our communities and will not allow criminals to profit from their illegal activities.” “Our local RCMP members are happy to see these dangerous

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Listening to You, Speaking out for the Cariboo

Dominion Day celebrates colonies One-hundred and forty-five years ago, three British colonies – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the territory containing Ontario and Quebec – put aside their differences in language, legalcustom, and historical dispute to create the beginnings of what we now call Canada. One year later, the gold mining town of Barkerville, British Columbia celebrated the anniversary of that historic union by throwing the first-ever recorded “Dominion Day” party, July 1, 1868 – a full three years before BC actually joined the Confederation. This July 1, Barkerville Historic Town is at it again – as part of the renowned heritage site’s own 150th anniversary season and Dominion Day is set to explode (almost literally) with sesquicentennial fun. “With our awardwinning street interpretation, a brand new exhibit opening for summer 2012, and familyoriented activities and events all day long, Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebrations are going to be more exciting than ever before,” Barkerville’s special event coordinator, Fairlith Harvey said. “We are particularly excited to be hosting Canada’s 145th birthday bash in the

viewable for the first time in Barkerville at the McIntyre House. A special presentation of thanks to Barkerville’s Dominion Day Presenting Sponsor, Barkerville Gold Mines, and Financial Sponsor, Scotiabank, will also take place at the ceremony. Barkerville’s timehonoured main-street parade of costumed interpreters will commence at 12 noon, starting at the real St. Saviour’s, and will be followed by an array of traditional Victorian games for both children and adults for the

remainder of the afternoon, including a broad jump, sack race, tug-o-war, egg toss, greasy pole climb, and more. Later in the evening (7 p.m.) guests are invited to the Dominion Day premiere of Newman & Wright’s 1930s live radio show WCFB: ON AIR at the Theatre Royal, followed by the House Hotel’s “oldetime” dance party, featuring the musical styling-s of the Lakeside Ramblers. Barkerville will cap off the night with a magnificent fireworks display at 10 p.m.


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Canada cake at 11 a.m. At 11:30 the fun will continue with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new exhibit of multimedia representations of Barkerville’s iconic St. Saviour’s church, courtesy of Quesnel resident and long-time city councillor Ron Paull, which will be

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Timber Supply Committee Coming to Quesnel BC’s Special Committee on Timber Supply is holding public meetings in Quesnel and Williams Lake next week, and if you’re concerned about the future of our forests and the forest industry then this is a great opportunity to have your say. The Committee was formed earlier this year in response to the mid-term timber supply shortage, and the MLAs on the Committee are working on a report to provide “recommendations that could increase timber supply.” They’ve been touring the province to find out what British Columbians think about the options being considered, and their report will be released on August 15th. The Committee is looking for feedback about: the principles that should guide government attempts to mitigate the timber supply shortage (such as lifting harvesting constraints or harvesting marginally economic timber); how these decisions should be made, and by whom; local issues that you think should be considered; and advice about “whether and how” to mitigate the timber supply shortage. You can find additional background information about the Committee on my website at timber-supply-committee The Committee will be in Quesnel on Friday, July 6th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium at the College of New Caledonia. The Committee will be in Williams Lake on Thursday, July 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Pioneer Complex, Room B #118, 351 Hodgson Road. If you’d like to make a presentation at either meeting, you can call 1-877428-8337, or send an email to You can also make a written submission before July 20th – details are on my website. The Committee is coming to Quesnel and Williams Lake to talk about the future of your forests and your community, and I will be attending both meetings to listen to what you have to say. Please take the time to participate in this important discussion.

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OPINIONS Get planting


t’s time for the government to stop studying, counting and discussing the plight of the forests and get to the business of reforestation. In an interview Thursday morning, Forest Minister Steve Thomson was asked when the government will put tree planters on the ground and get on with the business of rebuilding an industry devasted by the pine beetle epidemic. His answer was more political double speak, a lot of repeating himself and no action. Communities in the north, especially those dependent on the forests, have watched the swift decline of this vital industry and many have called on the government to address this issue, especially in the critical area of reforestation. No trees, no industry. The Forest Practice Board, an independent watchdog organization, on Tuesday called for the government to act swiftly on reforestation, “The total area of B.C.’s provincial forests that may need to be restocked with healthy young trees could exceed current reforestation efforts by more than one million hectares.” The release went on to say although plans are in place for many of these areas, the government is waiting to see if they will be harvested, therefore downloading the reforestation effort onto industry. Thomson, in the interview, went so far as to say they were waiting for the pine beetle infestation to run its course, to see where it would be most cost-effective to replant. He admitted much of that information is already available but still insisted more inventory work must be done. Forest-dependent communities can’t wait. Jobs are already being lost, mills closing, towns emptying. It would appear the government’s love affair with forestry is waning in favour of the newest heartthrob, oil and gas, case in point, the premier’s recent announcement that natural gas is a green fuel. Wasting time on yet more planning, studying, counting inventory and discussions with industry, along with a wait and see attitude, isn’t going to get those trees planted. – Annie Gallant, Cariboo Observer

Weighing in, food for thought Y

ou are what you eat, and I’m tired of feeling like junk. So, guess what? I’m finally doing something about it. Since adolescence I’ve used unhealthy foods to deal with uncomfortable feelings of anxiety, stress and depression comparable to a drug addict or an alcoholic. I’m 45 now and this has been a big issue in my life for the last 30 years. I’m 5-foot-6-inches tall and I’ve been as heavy as 215 pounds and as light as 125 pounds, but no matter what weight I’ve been, I’ve never given up on the junk. Even when I was at my lowest weight, which turned out to be too thin to maintain, I still consumed lots of candies, refined carbs and diet sodas, so I was never the picture of health. “You’re a thin person in a fat person’s body,” a gym owner once told me in my second hour on his sweatsoaked treadmill. I was insulted at the time, but he was right. I was skinny from my calorie-restricted diet and my workout overloads, but

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On A Brighter Note I wasn’t healthy. As always, I was treating my body like a garbage disposal unit. Why? Initially I didn’t know any better. As a tween I slept with bricks on my stomach thinking that would flatten my belly. It didn’t. As a teen working at McDonalds, I’d survive on Big Macs and chicken nuggets, gain weight and then suddenly limit myself to grapefruit juice and mixed nuts. Of course I’d lose weight on a silly diet like that, but I’d always gain it back. After succeeding and failing on so many different diets over the years, I started learning more about my physical make-up as well as what’s psychologically

No more pop, candy, processed foods or anything else that ends up making me feel gross. It’s easy to say these words in a moment of strength, but what will I do when I get that overwhelming desire to self-sabotage like I always do? My plan is to write about the experience in a journal and record everything I consume on MyFitnessPal. com, a free diet and fitness site supporting people with health goals. I want to know the reason I deliberately spoil my welllaid plans and the trick to conquering this behaviour. I think it’s different for everyone, but if anyone wants to share what worked for them, please contact me at Knowledge is power, and I’m ready to accept any advice that will help me climb out of my garbage can. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. You can read her blogs and columns and watch her videos at LoriWelbourne. com.


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

driving me to self-sabotage when I’m just starting to feel and look good. This is a complicated issue and anyone who thinks dieting is pure mathematics obviously doesn’t have the same problems that I, and millions of others do when it comes to food addiction. Or perhaps I should say junk addiction, because it’s not real food that’s the issue. It’s the processed crap that passes for food in the grocery store and often has little or no nutritional value whatsoever. “I stick to the outside perimeter of the store when I go grocery shopping,” my friend told me recently. “Haven’t you ever noticed that all the packaged stuff that our bodies don’t need is in the middle aisles?” I have noticed that and I’ve had that pointed out to me many times. Yet just because you know the facts doesn’t mean you’ll make wise decisions. Any smoker can tell you that. As I mentioned, I’m tired of feeling like junk, so I’m not putting any more of it into my body.


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Cruisin at the Dub Members of the Prospectors Car Club display their drives every Friday night throughout the summer. Karen Powell photo

Such a warm welcoming Editor: Open letter to mayor and council: A brief detail of myself, I live in Australia and am 61-years-old. I am involved in umpiring baseball as a hobby and have been involved in my community for more than 30 years. Why am I sending you an email? I recently decided to give my wife a holiday for her 60th birthday. This holiday included a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, which stopped in Quesnel. I want to mention the lovely

Letters to the Editor

gesture of your young girl guides (I am not sure of the actual group name), these lovely young girls waited until the train arrived, which was delayed until about 8 p.m., and offered a gift of a couple of cookies. This I thought was a very pleasing gesture from a community group who did not know me or my wife or the people who travelled to your community. They were joined by other young ladies who must have been entrants in a Miss Quesnel competition. Also there was the local vintage car

club. As a traveller from the other side of the world, this was a simple gesture of openness and warmth in an welcoming to your community. I made a mental note that I would send a very heart–felt thank you to you to convey to these young members of a wonderful community. I hope you take the time to pass on this message to all of the people concerned. Thanks, David Cowdroy Sydney, Australia

Thank you all around Editor: I would like to say thank you to all the flag people during the paving on the west side. For me, I never had a long wait. They kept traffic moving really well. Thank you. Art Roberts Quesnel

To the Kersley fire department, RCMP, MC paramedics, GR Baker emergency staff and Dr. G Smit. Finally to our family and friends. He is now on the mend. B. Anderson Quesnel

In appreciation

Editor: I would like to thank the trucker who spray painted an I heart You on the ends of his load of logs. It made my day. Phyllis Robertson Quesnel

Made my day

Editor: My husband and I would like to thank all the people involved after the ATV mishap on May 20.

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: 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

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International student program principal appointed 10% Pinnacle Off 10% PelletsOff

Janette Musselman has been appointed to the position of District PrincipalInternational Student Program. This is in addition to her current assignment as Principal at Parkland Elementary School. Musselman has been teaching in the district since 1995. She has taught in a number of schools in the Quesnel School District at both

the elementary and secondary levels, including Quesnel Secondary School, Voyageur and Lakeview Elementary Schools. Musselman has

experience with the International Program as a classroom teacher of international students. She has also been an international homestay parent.

Musselman holds a Master of Administration and Leadership Degree. The International Student Program vacancy occurred with the retirement

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

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) 1:30 - 2:30 pm....................... Senior’s Tea 2:00 - 2:25 pm....................... Benson Munch 2:30 - 2:5 pm......................... Exile ( Exile is a two-man hip-hop group from

at LeBourdais Park

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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Insurance Services Ltd.

Cool Cat Recording Studio


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




Locally owned & operated 570 Newman Rd • 250-747-5274 • Service 250-747-5275

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon-Sat 8 am -8 pm Sun 9 am-6 pm SERVICE CENT RE Mon-Sat 8:30 am-5:00 pm Sun 9 am-5 pm

Prospector’s Car Club on site


Quesnel Family Optometric Center The beauty of our country is a sight to see.

Debra Kos O.D. Optometrist

455 McLean Street (250)992-5417 Dispensary (250)992-3393

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Happy July 1st

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Proud of our Country

Drive the backroads in a NEW 2012 CRV

Have a great

Canada Day weekend!


Stop in and fuel up at our Card lock & Convenience store

FRONT STREET BARBER & STYLING 338 Front Street 250-992-9735

Happy Canada Day

Love our Toyota. Quesnel 201 Anderson Dr. 250-992-3811 • 1-800-821-6575


Cariboo Honda

1280 Q Quesnell Hi Hixon Rd Rd.

DL 31008 DL#30797

161 Marsh Drive West Quesnel 250-992-8371


Questwood Division

Let’s Celebrate


Proud to be Canadian

Our National Holiday

ARTHUR J. BURROWS & CO. 138 McLean St. 250-992-5171

172 Reid St



Proud to be part of this great country

CLAYTON’S FUNERAL DIRECTORS 1981 LTD. 582 Front Street Quesnel Ph: 250-992-6723


QUESNEL IRON QUESNEL DIVISION “Part of Quesnel since 1955”

Proudly Canadian

Welding, Machining & Steel Sales

HAPPY CANADA DAY! 120 Hilltop Drive

250-992-5151 Fx: 250-992-2586

O Canada Honour our country. Celebrate our freedom.

WE LOVE YOU CANADA our forests our lakes our mountains our prairies

Our best to you on Canada Day!

FAX LINE 992-7330 1275 Hwy 97 N. 2 Mile Flat


Happy Canada Day!


362 Reid St. 250-992-2229 Locally owned for over 30 years.

Enjoy Canada Day



Take a break while driving.

Quesnel Division


Downtown 382 Front St. 250-992-6691 South - 685 Newman Rd. 250-747-0559

Visit Us Online at www.


Happy Canada Day! Take the time this July 1st to celebrate the things that make Canada great; family, friends, and strong communities. Bob Simpson, MLA Cariboo North 250-991-0296

Family, friends, food and fun... a July 1st holiday tradition Happy July 1st everyone! We deliver.


SINCE 1908

Westside Liquor Store

Open daily 9:00am - 11pm

In the West Park Mall


188 Carson Ave. Ph:250-992-2121


A Proud Day to Celebrate! Willis Harper

Proud to be a part of this


Insurance Services Ltd.

234 Reid Street CALL 250-992-5544

329 Reid St. 288 Reid St. 250-992-2135



Quesnel Family Optometric Center The beauty of our country is a sight to see.

Debra Kos O.D. Optometrist

455 McLean Street (250)992-5417 Dispensary (250)992-3393

Friday, June 29, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Happy July 1st

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Friday, June 29, 2012 A13

Proud of our Country

Drive the backroads in a NEW 2012 CRV

Have a great

Canada Day weekend!


Stop in and fuel up at our Card lock & Convenience store

FRONT STREET BARBER & STYLING 338 Front Street 250-992-9735

Happy Canada Day

Love our Toyota. Quesnel 201 Anderson Dr. 250-992-3811 • 1-800-821-6575


Cariboo Honda

1280 Q Quesnell Hi Hixon Rd Rd.

DL 31008 DL#30797

161 Marsh Drive West Quesnel 250-992-8371


Questwood Division

Let’s Celebrate


Proud to be Canadian

Our National Holiday

ARTHUR J. BURROWS & CO. 138 McLean St. 250-992-5171

172 Reid St



Proud to be part of this great country

CLAYTON’S FUNERAL DIRECTORS 1981 LTD. 582 Front Street Quesnel Ph: 250-992-6723


QUESNEL IRON QUESNEL DIVISION “Part of Quesnel since 1955”

Proudly Canadian

Welding, Machining & Steel Sales

HAPPY CANADA DAY! 120 Hilltop Drive

250-992-5151 Fx: 250-992-2586

O Canada Honour our country. Celebrate our freedom.

WE LOVE YOU CANADA our forests our lakes our mountains our prairies

Our best to you on Canada Day!

FAX LINE 992-7330 1275 Hwy 97 N. 2 Mile Flat


Happy Canada Day!


362 Reid St. 250-992-2229 Locally owned for over 30 years.

Enjoy Canada Day



Take a break while driving.

Quesnel Division


Downtown 382 Front St. 250-992-6691 South - 685 Newman Rd. 250-747-0559

Visit Us Online at www.


Happy Canada Day! Take the time this July 1st to celebrate the things that make Canada great; family, friends, and strong communities. Bob Simpson, MLA Cariboo North 250-991-0296

Family, friends, food and fun... a July 1st holiday tradition Happy July 1st everyone! We deliver.


SINCE 1908

Westside Liquor Store

Open daily 9:00am - 11pm

In the West Park Mall


188 Carson Ave. Ph:250-992-2121


A Proud Day to Celebrate! Willis Harper

Proud to be a part of this


Insurance Services Ltd.

234 Reid Street CALL 250-992-5544

329 Reid St. 288 Reid St. 250-992-2135


Celebrating Aboriginal culture

Autumn MacDonald photos

1 Tuesday of every month



10% off

Entire purchase

Doing it right

450 Johnston Ave. 250-992-2155

PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *2012 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 Automatic MU4FNA(A) MSRP is $31,660 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 3.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $349 with $3,588 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $20,340. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. **2012 Tundra DCab 5.7L TRD 4wd Automatic UY5F1T(CA) MSRP is $43,575 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 0.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $429 with $4,798 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $25,390. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. ***2012 RAV4 Base 2WD. ZF4DVP (A) MSRP is $26,625 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 0.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $299 with $1,088 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $15,440. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. Offers valid until July 3, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc. ca and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. †0% finance for 60 months, upon credit approval, available on 2012 Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Tundra and Venza. ††Up to $6000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 Tundra models. Up to $4000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 RAV4 V6 4WD models. Non-stackable Cash Back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by July 3, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. ‥Informational 48 month APR: Tundra 7.81% / RAV4 7.17%. Your rate on Tundra and RAV4 will be 0%. Government regulation provides that the Informational APR includes the cash customer incentive which is only available to customers who do not purchase finance/lease through Toyota Financial Services at a special rate, as a cost of borrowing. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

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The park was alive with First Nations spirit


You may notice some work going on in the store...just some minor repairs...but

WE ARE OPEN! Drop in soon and find your

Autumn MacDonald photos

QUESNEL’S RUNNING & ATHELETIC WEAR STORE -Running and X-Training Footwear-Running Apparel & Sportswear -Running accessories 424A Reid St. • 250-992-2RUN(2786) •

What’s the buzz?

EVERYTHING is 25% off

starting June 27


Trees, bedding plants, perennials, soil, lava rock

THEATRES For the week of Friday, June 29 - Thurs., July 5

General & Matinees: $9.00 (all ages) 3D: $12.00 - Under 12: $9.00

OF ROCK R OCKOF AGES A GES PG - coarse llanguage ends Mon, July 2nd • 6:30 pm Fri. to Mon.



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THAT’S MY BOY 14A - frequent coarse & sexual language, sexually suggestive scenes 8:45 pm Fri. to Mon. • Matinee: (2D):Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 - 2:00 pm




PG - violence starts Tue., July 3rd • 6:30 & 9:15 pm Tue. to Thurs. in 3D.

24 HOUR MOVIE INFO LINE 367 Reid Street 250-992-2076

OPEN 7 Days a Week • 9-5 • 250-992-3623 4699 Ten Mile Lake •


Do you have a story? Contact Annie at Ph: 992-2121 Fax: 992-5229 annie@

Friday, June 29, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Seriously starry-starry eyed Jason Kalirai is assisting with the James Webb Space Telescope, the replacement for Hubble Space Telescope. Contributed photo

Astrophysicist Jason Kalirai is living his high school dream


taring up at the night sky as a child, Jason Kalirai was fascinated. He pondered questions like how big is the Universe and how many stars and galaxies are out there? He credits his father with instilling a curiosity which has carried this Quesnelite all the way to the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland, where he’s currently working on NASA’s next generation James Webb Space Telescope which will replace the Hubble when launched in 2018. Dr. Kalirai has realized his dream of becoming an astrophysicist and every day he devotes his intelligence, training, education and experience to the biggest question of all, where do we all come from? He began to fine-tune

his focus in Grade 11 and 12. Already an outstanding math student, Jason discovered a love of physics through his Correlieu physics teacher Ray Blais. “Physics presents problems you may never have seen before, but it also provides the foundation to solve those problems, very analytical, I like that,” he said. However, when Jason discovered Blais held a degree in astronomy, he zeroed in on picking his teacher’s brain as to how he could pursue that profession. “I remember Jason as a very bright student with a million questions,” Blais said. “I think that now, the master teacher/student relationship has reversed. The student has become a master of the subject.”

Ray Blais is retiring from teaching this year. He summed how he feels about his students. “I believe all my students have great potential and Jason has certainly demonstrated his potential in what he has achieved. Today I can say I’m proud of what he has done with his life and wish him great success in the future.” After graduating from Correlieu in 1996, Jason headed off to the University of British Columbia with stars in his head. He enrolled in a combined Honours Physics and Astronomy program and by his fourth year as an undergraduate, Jason began doing research. He was chosen to work with one of his professors (also coincidentally a professor who taught Ray Blais) Dr.

Harvey Richer, a stellar astronomer who introduced the young scientist to white dwarfs. “These stars have incredible properties, they are the cinders of stellar evolution,” Jason said. He continued to work with Dr. Richer at UBC and completed both a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in 2001 and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 2004. He chose to stay at UBC despite having offers from many U.S. universities and a national fellowship to study anywhere in Canada. Jason explained that a star is born from a cloud of gas and dust in space. Those clouds are bound by gravity and if the mass of that cloud is large enough, it collapses in on itself. The pressure and

the temperature at the centre can increase to the point that hydrogen atoms fuse together to form helium. A star is born! Over millions, and even billions of years, stars burn brightly but eventually exhaust their hydrogen fuel. What’s left is a shrivelled core – a white dwarf. Jason has devoted research time since those early undergraduate years to learning more about white dwarfs and was recently credited by the journal “Nature” with devising a way to date these, the oldest, stars in the Milky Way galaxy. His research represents a critical element of understanding how our Milky Way galaxy built itself up over billions of years from smaller galaxies. “White dwarfs are

remarkable, their density is about a million times more dense than matter on earth, a tablespoon of white dwarf matter would weigh as much as a school bus on Earth,” he said. These properties leave a unique signature in their spectra that Jason has been measuring. His research with white dwarfs, and other topics in stellar and galactic astrophysics continues. But, his work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has this astrophysicist absolutely fascinated. In the planning since 1996, this remarkable piece of equipment will go where no telescope has gone before – to the origins of the universe. see PAGE A17

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM REQUIRES HOMESTAY FAMILIES The Quesnel School District International Student Program is accepting applications from local families interested in becoming a Homestay family for International Students attending school in Quesnel for the 2012-13 academic year. Students ranging in ages 11 to 17 come from Taiwan, China, Korea, Columbia, Europe, and Brazil. Students will attend either QJS or Correlieu secondary schools and various elementary schools in Quesnel. Homestay families receive a monthly payment of $700.00. Application forms are available at the main desk of the School District Office at 401 North Star Road. For more information please email

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World class scientist on JWST team

from A16 Once launched, the James Webb Space Telescope will be parked approximately 1.5 million km from Earth, past the Moon, deep into the coldest of environments. This is to ensure that the telescope can make the most sensitive observations of the faint glow from distant astronomical objects in the cosmos. “This future space telescope is one of NASA’s top priorities,” Jason said of his employer. At a cost of $8 billion, JWST is a NASA-led project, but represents an international collaboration of about 17 countries with significant contributions from the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency. “I spend a lot of time thinking and working on this project,” Jason added. “This telescope is a game changer for astronomers across the world.” He went on to say the 21-foot gold-coated beryllium reflector mirror is finished and the other supporting instrumentation is currently being finished. The completed telescope will be the size of a tennis court. “We’re going into the phase of integrat-

ing all the elements,” he said. “One of the things Hubble has given us is an appreciation of the size of the universe, JWST will reach back to the early formation of the universe and characterize these early galaxies. These are the seeds of the wonderful spiral and elliptical galaxies we see littered across the night sky now. It will also measure light from the first stars that turned on shortly after the Big Bang. With JWST, astronomers will use infrared observations to identify new planets going around other stars in the Milky Way galaxy.” JWST will also be able to sort out planetary atmospheres around distant stars and determine if water is present. “Just like every human being has a unique fingerprint, every planet has a unique atmosphere and one of the key properties that we want to measure is water vapour, which may be a sign of liquid oceans. This telescope will bring us one step closer to knowing if life exists on other planets.” Once launched, the Space Telescope Science Institute on the John Hopkins Uni-

versity campus, where Jason is located, will be the headquarters of this amazing telescope. Jason is proud to be part of the team and says the launch day will be one of the happiest moments of his life so far. As with the Hubble Space Telescope, use of the JWST will be restricted to the top scientific James Web Space Telescope will see to the origins of the questions. Universe. Contributed photo “Only one in 10 astronomers admitted he enjoys an ity-based. Our role who applies to use occasional episode of is to understand our Hubble actually sucthe Big Bang Theory. place in the universe ceeds, so to use this As an astrophysicist, and its very rewardnew telescope will deJason’s curiosity is ing.” pend on the strength just as intense as the To contact Jason of the proposal, and little boy who stared e-mail jkalirai@ I hope to be one of at the stars from his, visit the those scientists,” he back yard on Ritchie website: www.stsci. said. edu/~jkalirai or twit“I will do everything Avenue in Quesnel. “My fi eld is curioster: @jasonkalirai. I can for the next five years to make sure B.C. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS this project stays on track and is everyCO-OPERATIVE MARKET REPORT thing expected of it. FOR JUNE 21th “The thing that I am STEERS HIGH HEIFERS HIGH most excited about is 0-299 N/A 0-299 N/A understanding how 300-399 160.00 300-399 160.00 stars evolve, change 400-499 175.00 400-499 159.00 and die.” 500-599 173.00 500-599 140.00 Jason is more than 600-699 175.00 600-699 154.00 just an incredibly 700-799 158.00 700-799 151.00 dedicated astrophysi800-899 N/A 800-899 124.50 cist, he is also a 900+ 111.00 900+ 108.00 husband and father Butcher Bulls 87.00 - 95.05 D1 D2 Cows 70.00 - 81.50 to twin three-year-old WILLIAMS LAKE SALE  THURSDAY JUNE 21ST girls, Mira and Suriya Williams Lake put it all together Thursday as they combined their Kalirai. cattle sale of 325 head with a huge horse sale. Every buyer chair And after a long day was filled for the cattle sale as butcher bulls and cows opened this at the university, he aggressive sale. Corrina Thompson saw her 1745 lb butcher bulls top 94.25. The Pablo Mountain Cattle Co.’s 1825 lb butcher bulls hit 95.00, their 1695 lb butcher cows hit 78.25. The Douglas Lake Cattle Co Alkali Lake Division saw their liner load of big good heavy high yielding butcher cows 1295 lbs trade to The Quesnel Rod and Gun Club 79.00, the younger 1000 lb feeder cows hit 92.50. Pam Blain and Bruce Donaldson saw their 1490 lb butcher cows top out at would like to thank all the 79.25. Bonnie Smith topped our cow trade with 1490 lb butcher volunteers and sponsors of our cows reaching 79.75. A light volume of feeder, grasser cattle sold 4th annual Family Fishing Day strong today. Walt and Carol Foster’s 665 lb steers rolled to at 10 Mile Lake. 157.50, the 510 lb s/c hit 175.00. Harris Ranch’s 630 lb steers sold to 162.00, their 728 lb Tan steers traded to 157.00, and the To the folks that helped out, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The Conservation 713 lb heifers sold to 151.00. Wayne Chard’s 730 lb Blk steers Officer Service, Parks B.C., The Streamborn Fly Fishermen, our club members and their friends and families. Thank-you all so much, it is sold to 153.50. Vic & Sue Meyer saw their 635 lb steers trade because of your efforts that these events come to be. to 175.00, their 750 lb steers walked to 158.00, and their 615 lb heifers traded to 145.00. Ron & Karen Van Schagen saw their To all of our sponsors; 642 lb Hereford steers top 170.00. Go Fish B.C. , Cariboo Pulp and Paper, Westfraser Mills, Canadian Power and A huge horse sale with well over 120 horses. The place was full Sail Squadron-Quesnel, Lordco, Taylor Automotive, NAPA Auto Parts, Willis and the action was incredible start to finish. Harper, McDonald’s Restaurants-Quesnel, Aroma Foods, Robin’s Donuts, Next sale in Williams Lake is Thursday, July 26th. Bob Monk, Don Parker, Cariboo Honda, and Eldorado Recreation, thank you so very much for your support. The smiles you all helped put on so many faces were priceless. Please check out the photo gallery on our website to see some of them.


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Again, Thank you all so much for making this years event such a success and super special Thank-You to all of the participants that didn’t let a little inclement weather get in the way of a good time. See you all next year at our 5th annual Family Fishing Day event. Sincerely, Tony Koett President - Quesnel Rod and Gun Club

Parts & Supplies Tractor Break downs

No Problem! Give us a call

OPEN: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm • Sat: 9am-1pm 2302 Ferguson Rd. • 250-747-2355

“Remember the Alamo” Bread Buns & Soup Ger’s Donairs • Pizza

Home cooking at it’s best Reservations Recommended

Restaurant, Motel, RV Sites, Laundromat Open 7 am to 9 pm daily

Kersley - 15 km south of Quesnel 250-747-8683 •

June 24 - 30, 2012 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you could find yourself daydreaming this week, which will only make an important decision even harder to make. You need to focus, or the week will be wasted. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Common sense may be what you use to operate, Taurus, but this week a little imagination and spontaneity could be the secret to achieving great success in the next few days. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Be careful with whom you share your goals, Gemini. While there just may be a few copycats who want to steal your thunder, you could find a promotion is stolen away as well. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, explore new ways of doing things this week, especially in your professional life. There’s always room to grow and a new perspective might make things easier. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, be careful of a misstep when you move into new territory. Don’t leak information before you have fully developed the ideas, or things could get tricky. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Cosmic fog is clouding your reality, Virgo. It is unlikely you will be able to make a sound decision, so it is best to wait a while before tackling difficult or life-altering projects. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, there is no time for daydreaming right now. There’s simply too much to get done. Start on small tasks and build up to the larger ones. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Sometimes the best growth comes from not knowing where you’re heading, Scorpio. While you may want to have a game plan, let creative energy drive you instead. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, though right now you can probably get away with saying whatever comes into your mind, it’s better to stick to the subject at hand. Censor yourself a little. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, a fear of failure may override your ambition. Don’t let these feelings compromise your plan for doing something new and different. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it can be a little challenging to figure out what is bothering you, but be patient. The truth will be revealed in due time. Focus on something else. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may have some unfinished business to complete, but it won’t get done right away. Focus on the task at hand. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 24 - Sherry Stringfield, Actress (45) JUNE 25 - Ricky Gervais, Comedian (51) JUNE 26 - Derek Jeter, Athlete (38) JUNE 27 - Lorrie Morgan, Singer (53) JUNE 28 - John Cusack, Actor (48) JUNE 29 - Gary Busey, Actor (68) JUNE 30 - Michael Phelps, Athlete (27)


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Richert named fire inspector and safety officer The City has named Ron Richert as its new Fire Inspector/ Safety Officer. Richert has been an active member of the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department since 1998, and holds the rank of Acting Lieutenant. The Fire Inspector/ Safety Officer’s role is varied. Some of the many responsibilities include: conducting fire inspections of public and private buildings; developing safety program to ensure Workers Compensation Board compliance; coordinating the City’s occupational

health and safety program; and many other public safety initiatives, including fire safety education programs with the School District. Richert has taken extensive training courses with the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Fire and Safety division as well as other training agencies. “We’re very fortunate to have a member of Ron’s caliber available to take on this critical public safety role,” Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier said. “We had a

number of qualified and outstanding applicants from within our department, which speaks to the dedication and extra lengths these

members go to serve our community.” Richert, who begins work on July 3, replaces Mike Russell, who moved into the Deputy Chief position earlier this year.

Ron Richert

For church directory information call Trina at 250-992-2121

Sunday service 11:00 am


In South Hills

250-747-3116 - 143 Coach Road Pastor: Cliff Siebert Associate Pastor: Monte Harrop FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 am Children’s Church (2-11 yr. olds) during service SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages 9:15 am

My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live. Proverbs 7:1-2a

Challenge to the Grads Pastor: Morgan Miller

Coffee’s On

NORTHSTAR CHURCH Lighting the Way to Jesus, to Life, to Others. (a Fellowship Baptist Church)

Worship Service: 10:30 am Kids On The Rock 11:00 am (dismissed during service)

301 Northstar Road (2 doors from McDonalds)

Lead Pastor: Ken Cyr Youth Pastor: Curtis Christison


Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am

“These Old Bones” Pastor: Ken Cyr

“Behold the Man” Part 2 Pastor Norm Botterill

St. Andrew’s United Church

St. John’s Anglican Church

Celebrating 100 years 1911-2011

Lay Ministry • Sunday Service & Sunday School: ............... 1030 am • Healing Clinic: .......................... Tues. 9 am - 12 pm Call Lynn LeBlanc at 747-4694 for an appointment 218 Kinchant St. Office: 250-992-2313

Come and join us for Canada Day service

465 Kinchant Street • 250-992-6152

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday Rev. Canon Frank Wood officiating

Sunday Morning - 8 am Holy Communion - 10 am Family Eucharist Anglican Church-Hall Rentals-call Sue at 250-992-2568

“Come and find the quiet centre in the crowded life we lead.”

A Place To Call HOME

Professional Counselling Services

335C Vaughan St, Quesnel


For more information call 250-747-3248 2075 Balsam Ave.

Individual, Couple and Child Counselling Employee and Family Assistance Programs


“Whosoever will may come”

Maple Park Alliance Church

Annie Gallant photo


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

246 St. Laurent Ave. 250-992-8784 Captains Jim & Deb VanderHeyden

In compliance with the criteria set out by the Child Friendly Designation, Child Development Centre received their gold star level of certification. CDC executive director Kurt Pedersen displays the designation with early intervention physiotherapist Kelly Dreisinger, left and child-friendly facilitator Selena Weiers.

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCC)

The Salvation Army

Children welcome

41 S. 1st Ave.,Williams Lake

382 Anderson Drive Pastor Andrew Baduria 250-983-9700 Service Times Sunday Morning Worship 11am • Sunday Afternoon worship 2 pm Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study • 7pm

“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.” James 5:8

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1518 Maple Drive 250-747-1357

Saturday Services Bible Study 9:30 am Worship Service 11:00 am

“Continuing the Ministry of Jesus peacefully, simply, together.”

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Summertime Fruits & Vegetables • U-pick or we pick Strawberries • Place your order today for Pickling Cukes • Garden Fresh Veggies coming soon

Koster’s Farm 1559 West Fraser Rd. (7 kms past Correlieu)


A compost bin can be as simple as four pallets tied together. Contributed photo

Composting: a simple way to amend soil Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Quesnel Community Gardens and Quesnel Climate Action Group invite you to create a backyard compost! Also, join the Wednesday morning work-bees from 10 – 12 p.m. at the community gardens, behind QJS, to help with weeding and chores, meet other gardeners and share in the harvest. The gardens are soon to get a new gazebo, so if you’d like to help, come on down to the community gardens.

To make backyard compost Choose a bin. There are free wood pallets at the Community Garden you can use to create a great bin. Three to five feet across allows proper air circulation. Gather equal weights of carbon/brown (ex. shredded dry leaves) and nitrogen/green (ex. Peels, rinds, coffee grounds) materials. Layer around a holey pipe: brown materials, green materials, sprinkle with water, and a bucket of finished compost or soil to activate. Repeat layers. All compostable materials are either carbon or nitrogen-based. The secret to a healthy compost pile is simple: maintain a working balance between these two elements. If you’d like to see a different kind of composting system come to the Nature Centre and take a look at our vermicompost. Worms will eat a quarter to half their weight per day and can be kept indoors or outdoors. We can also give you instructions to make your own vermicompost. Nothing beats the satisfaction of turning your waste into something that helps both your gardens and the environment. –submitted by Amy Law education programmer at Baker Creek Enhancement Society.

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Backyard Composting Did you know 33 per cent of residential solid waste is kitchen and yard waste! Composting is a natural form of decay: bacteria, fungi, worms and other small organisms in the soil and air break down organic material resulting in beautiful compost. Composting is a simple way to add nutrientrich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment. Composting is a simple and efficient way to deal with yard and household organic waste, it’s nature’s way of recycling. There are many different ways to compost and one of the simplest is done in your backyard.

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SUDOKU Enjoy the fun at our Carnival Fundraiser for Jamie Loeppky Sunday July 8 11 am - 4 pm Alamo RV Park

(15 km South of Quesnel) Ice Cream Treats • Bake Sale • Raffle Prizes • White Elephant Table • Cotton Candy • Kids Tattoo’s • Chili and Bun, Hot Dogs and Hot Buttered Corn • Fish Pond and other Fun games for kids • Hourly Magic shows and Balloon Animals How to play: Puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. The solve a Suduko, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues provided in the boxes.

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QYSA Jamboree Centre; the blue and black team face off in the QYSA Jamboree; right (from top); some older children hang out in front of the ‘goaltender’-guarded goal; some of the parents took the games less seriously than their children; a hearty lunch of hotdogs was enjoyed by all after a long morning playing in the sun. Below; medals were awarded to the children who took part in the jamboree. Jonas Gagnon photo

The QYSA finished up their season with a tournament/celebration that the sky blessed with a brilliant, blue. In the morning the leagues finished up their play, with U9 and 10 mixed and U11 and 12 girls playing. In the afternoon the jamboree commenced with eight teams of 5-8-yearolds playing pairing off for 15 minute games, then swapping teams. The jamboree was in good fun. The kids and coaches had big smiles and for a few games the parents jumped in to play with the kids. With the jamboree, parents watching, medals being given out and older kids practicing in the wings, the field was awash with activity. After the kids were played out, everyone was ready for lunch and settled down to hotdogs and pop.

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Lacrosse year-end wrap up: They are on fire JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Wildfire burned brightly at the zone finals last weekend. Both bantam and peewee iterations of the team captured the banner for the zone as well as the chance to go to Calgary and compete against teams from all over Canada and the world. The midgets weren’t able to capture the banner, but did do well enough to continue their season at the provincials. The novices were out in full force as well. In that class, everyone was a winner. The Bantams had a banner year, running roughshod over everyone they came up against in their lossless season. The team has been together for a long time, with a core nucleus of players who have played together for five years, said Coach Mike Russell. With all that time together the team works well. The coach did however have a couple players with whom he was particularly impressed. Dylan Cathcart led

the way in scoring for the team. Compounding Cathcarts scoring with the brilliant goalkeeping of Thomas Reistadt made for a hard to beat team. Add in the leadership of Travis Gook and the rest of the team’s willingness to work and what you got was an unbeatable team. The tournament itself went much like the rest of the season with 12-4 win against Mackenzie and a 6-2 win against the P.G. Roughnecks. The wins weren’t easy though. Mackenzie came out strong early in the game, racking all four of their goals before the Wildfire woke up. However, after coming to their senses the Wildfire let it be known none would beat them with a twelve goal unanswered streak. For the last two years, the team has nabbed the runner-up position in the Calgary tournament they are off to this weekend. This year, they hope for something more. “We’re going in with high hopes of getting our name on the banner again, but this time not as runner-ups.”

The peewee Wildfire burned through their opponents nearly as efficiently as the bantams, with only two losses to their name after a long hard season. “It was an uphill battle from the start, but we came out on top,” said coach Brian Jarvis. Though the team started out a bit overrambunctious, Jarvis said the team has grown and is now one of the most respectful teams in the league. The peewee team had two P.G. teams to beat in the Championships for the spot in the Calgary tournament, one of which they were tied with for first. The game against the Prince George Swarm was a close affair, with only one point between the winning Wildfire and the Swarm, with a final score of 6-5. The Prince George Posse, with whom the Wildfire were tied going into the tournament, proved to be less of a challenge for the Wildfire. With the momentum of the first win, the Wildfire kept up the pressure and burned through the Posse, with a 10-6 victory.

Jarvis credited the goalie, Cole Moxam, with great play that helped the team top their competitors. The team gains two new players from Williams Lake and five from Mackenzie for the trip to the Calgary tournament.

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Quesnel Open Golfers from all over B.C. showed up at the Quesnel Men's Open last weekend to try and take the the oldest trophy in northern B.C. While the weather bounced to terrible in the evenings, during golfing hours the course stayed dry, allowing the tournament to continue unimpeded. Quesnel's own Real Gamache was the overall gross winner, with an uncorrected score of 142. Wes Arnot, also of Quesnel, was the overall net winner, with a final score of 134. Wayne Carifielle of Quesnel took the gross win for the first flight with a score of 147. Cole Shaw from P.G. took the second place, with 149, followed by fellow Wil Gilbert at 150. Local Dennis England took the top spot in the first flight of the net category, at 135. Chris Stevens out of 108 Mile took second, followed by Steve Sheldon, Quesnel, both at 145. The tournament also featured KPs on holes three, seven, 14 and 16, as well as long drive competitions on holes two and 10. On Saturday local Wayne Carifelle Sr. got the KP on hole three. Harrison Stoneman, out of Quesnel, took the honour on hole seven and Chris Stevens, hole 14. Tom Merrick, hailing from Williams Lake, rounded out the Saturday KP's on Hole 16. Sunday the KPs continued, with Ryan LeBlanc, local, Wil Gilbert, P.G., Levi Langevin, P.G., and local Ron Lucas taking the KPs on three, seven 14 and 16 respectively. Long Drive on hole two was taken by local Rod Albers on both Saturday and Sunday. Sandy Watson, Quesnel, and Jim Rolston, Williams Lake, took the long drive for hole 10 Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Softball Wrap-up

August 4 & 5

The local softball league held their wrap-up last weekend at West Fraser Timber Park. Keep an eye out next week for more league wrapup coverage.


We require volunteers to contact us immediately in order to be properly organized for this year ’s show . One lucky volunteer will be entered in a draw to win an aerobatic airplane ride. Go to for more info.

Please call Barb at 250-249-5151 or email: with your contact information to get signed up

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In a continued effort to encourage higher rates of recovery, BCUOMA has built a strong support network across the province. Today, participation includes 209 brand-owner members, 39 collectors and processors, 520+ return collection facilities and more than 4,000 generators. In addition, BCUOMA is reprising its successful ambassador program this summer – with two ambassadors touring the province to educate and raise awareness of the importance of used oil and antifreeze recycling.

Although it’s commonly accepted that oil and antifreeze are not household garbage we can simply throw out, more than one million litres of used oil ends up in BC landfills every year. When you consider that it only takes one drop of oil to contaminate a million drops of water, the problem is clear: there’s just too many drops to count, too many to ignore. BCUOMA is a non-for-profit organization that encourages British Columbians to responsibly recycle used oil, oil filters, oil containers, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers. Since the launch of the program in 2003, British Columbians have done an exceptional job of recycling their used oil materials.

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By recycling your used oil and antifreeze products, you’re playing an important role in preserving our environment for future generations. As of July 1, 2011 antifreeze and antifreeze containers have been included within the broader recycling program. From the 10 million litres of automotive antifreeze sold in BC each year, about 45% will be available for collection and recycling. Please check for a collection facility near you.

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- Small recently shaved, neutered male dog. Found on Belcarra Rd.

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The following animals have been brought to the Q & D SPCA as a stray: - Medium sized female dog, black, brown & white. Two different coloured eyes, no collar. Husky mix? Found on Red Bluff Rd.

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Congratulations Stacey

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To our friends, family, co-workers, businesses and everyone in the Quesnel area. Your support is extremely overwhelming and is very much appreciated by our families. Thank you for your prayers and positive energy being sent our way. Jamie continues to be strong and an inspiration to us all. Sincerely, Don, Lorna & Lori Loeppky & family Rick & Sue Clauson & family Adam & Jamie

ELENA McDONALD Daughter of Dawn and Allan McDonald Quesnel

2012 - University of Victoria, Bachelor of Education (Elementary curriculum with Music Specialty) 2008 - Diploma in Voice, Camosun College/Victoria Conservatory of Music

Your family is so proud of you in your steadfast achievement and wishes you well in your career.

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

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A Abby is a carrier, on board for a year now, who is doing an awesome job! We W would like say Thank You & Keep up the great job, Abby!







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Business Opportunities

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The Quesnel Downtown Association Is looking for 8 people to help the Gold Dust Mall. July 18 -22. Please leave your resume at 339 Reid Street before noon Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday.



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Attitude South is seeking a Certified Esthetician As a commissioned employee or Rent our Spa Space and be “your own boss”.


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Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage $36.11 $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by July 25, 2012, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax: (250) 632-4995, or email

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Wanted: Retired Electrician or knowledgeable person to play around with Solar. May lead to small business arrangement. Call (778)414-0315

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Babcon Industries is looking for skilled Tradesmen/women. Wanted for Project work immediately: • Pressure Welders with PWP7 or PWP10. Competitive wages, living out allowance and benefit packages offered. Please apply be email to: or by fax at 250-992-5373 or in person; 2241 Campbell Crescent, Quesnel, BC, V2J 5Z8. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. FULL TIME Buncher/Processor Operators needed in the Williams Lake area. Great wage and benefits package. Email resume to or call 250398-8216.

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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Certified Carpenter needed to start immediately. Reply to Box”C” c/o Quesnel Observer, 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8

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

Shihtzu Puppies - 6 wks old, 1girl/2 boys, shots, dewormed, kennel trained, potty pad trained, non shedding, not yappy, (250)249-5912 Email:

Solid Oak Mate’s Bed, excellent condition, $400 obo. Call (250)989-2228




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Feed & Hay Quesnel good quality hay 100-700lb.rounds;5000-square bales. Call (250)991-9137

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The College of New Caledonia, Quesnel Campus is looking to hire part-time instructors to teach in the Business Administration Certificate Program. QUALIFICATIONS • Relevant Master’s Degree • Previous teaching experience would be an asset COURSES • MGT 160 International Business • MGT 264 Industrial Relations • MKT 285 Internet Marketing • CIS 165 Business Information Systems Interested applicants should submit resume to Sonya Spiers at the address or fax below or by email,

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NAZKO FIRST NATIONS Program Coordinator/Job Coach: BLADERUNNERS MINING PROGRAM 2012 Job duties will include but not limited to: • Working closely with 12 youth / young adults and assisting them with individual training needs plus securing job placements • Provide a summary on trainees, program activities and attendance • Provide the trainees with guidance and problem solving • Assist trainees in successfully completing training and job placement program. Education and Qualifications: • Must have Grade 12 education • Class 5 Drivers License – preference for Class 4 • Experience working with First Nation youth / young adults • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written • Available and accessible for the program participants • Highly motivated and able to work independently Full-time term position, from August 1, to September 21, 2012 Preference will be given to First Nations applicants. Salary: to be negotiated. Closing date: July 5, 2012 Please submit resumes by email: or Fax: Attention Brenda Gardiner – 250.992.7982 For a complete job description, please contact Sherry Shaw: 250-992-9085 ext. # 219 or email:

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The successful candidate must be a certiÀed millwright with 3 – 5 years experience in the lumber manufacturing industry. Must have experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as a thorough understanding of sawmill and/or planer equipment. Cutting, welding and fabricating skills would be an asset.

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The successful applicant must be a highly motivated professional, capable of maintaining strong communication and interpersonal skills. Alternate schedules and shift work will be required for a demanding, high paced environment. Excellent wages and beneÀt package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423.

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Interested applicants should forward a resume, or complete an hourly application available at the Grand Forks OfÀce by July 11, 2012 and forward to: Ken Makortoff, Interfor Ltd. Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-443-2434 or email:

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The successful candidate will be a certiÀed electrician (BC/IP) with preferably 5+ years experience in the lumber manufacturing industry. PLC5 training and be able to program PLCs and panelview would be an asset. Ability to troubleshoot and repair VFD drivers, optimizer systems, scanners and computers would be an asset.

Livestock QH Palomino Mare. Great ladies or kids horse. Excellent manners, $800,(250)989-2228

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Load ‘Em Up Petroleums is a leader in the sales and service of petroleum products in the central interior of British Columbia. We lead with strong customer relations and a superior product. We are currently seeking an individual in the role of: CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK AND LUBE COUNTER SALES Reporting to Quesnel Site Manager, this role is responsible for providing a positive experience for the customer; as well as offering advise towards products offered by the company. Responsibilities: • Positive interactions with customers • Process customer orders • Process customer account payments • Manage Convenience Store inventory • Clean and maintain Convenience Store and Washrooms Skills and Qualifications: • Sociable and friendly with strong communication skills • Computer skills • Ability to organize and maintain inventory Load ‘Em Up Petroleums Ltd offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Our organization strives to provide a safe and comfortable working environment, which is supportive in helping employees achieve their full potential. Individuals are encouraged to deliver their resumes to: Load ‘Em Up Petroleums (Petro-Canada Bulk plant) in Quesnel, B.C. 1261 Smith Avenue Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y8 e-mail resumes to: fax resumes to: 250-992-3258

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Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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LOT FOR SALE Lagerquist Rd., McLeese Lake.B.C Move your mobile home or build on cleared .42 acres. Drilled well, brand new sewer system, minutes to lake and Gibraltar Mines. $65,000. Call (250)392-5688 or leave message.



THERMOS - GRILL To Go! Asking $125.00 obo. Call Dave @ (250)747-0989

Misc. Wanted $ CASH for JADE $ Looking for grade B or higher raw jade. Pls send photos, dimensions, weights, and your asking price to: WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Misc. for Sale Aluminum Truck running boards $20.00 / Singer sewing Machine in cabinet $20.00 / Wood doors inside $5.00 / 20” TV with Stand $20.00 / Canning Jars $4.00 doz if interested 250-992-7810 or 992-5030 Cut Glass Wine Decanters 1 round ship decanter with flat bottom & 1 square whiskey decanter. $50 ea. Call (250)747-1627 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 B5

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:

LET THE TENANT PAY FOR YOUR INVESTMENT. Same tenant has occupied home for 9 yrs. Cozy & affordable 1 bdrm house located in West Quesnel near mall. Partial basement, natural gas heat,lot size 50’X120’, Zoned RM2, by appt only $73,200.00 call 250-992-1212

Bob Marsh in attendance - Two chances to view 694 Walkem Street

Beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath family home on greenbelt side of Moffat Ave. Bright & open. Lots of updates. 2 F/P’s, 2 family rooms, lovely private yard. A must see at $238,600. #3779

1 1/2 storey with full basment. Total 2376 sq. ft., 5 bdrms, 2 full baths. Beautiful back yard with detached garage, huge 101x132 .30 ac. lot near hospital.

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

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

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

Real Estate 235 Acres for sale, only 10 minutes from Vanderhoof. Great building site at 10 acre pond, fenced, 45 acres cleared. $248,000. obo (250)567-3193

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Quiet location just south of town -2 bdrm mobile on 3 acres fenced for horses. $85,000.00 call 250-255-3060


Bob Marsh Bus: 250-992-7202

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Complete Bandsaw & Round Saw Sales & Service & Sharpening “We Sharpen EVERYTHING”

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Quesnel Septic Service Ltd. Site Assessments • Designs • Installations Inspections • Maintenance & Repairs Quality & Service 43 years

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Quesnel’s Full Service Septic Systems Company

Linda’s Unique Boutique Specializing in Laurie Anne’s Linens West Park Mall (next to Sears) Handmade clothing, purses & jewellery Open: Tues - Sat - 9:30 am -6:00 pm Fri. - 9:30am - 9pm • Sat. 9:30am - 6pm



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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY GARDEN TOURS, meet Mondays, 6:30 p.m., meet at south end of Maple Park Mall, July 2, July 9. For information, contact Marion, 250747-1746. MS SELF-HELP GROUP meets July 6 FREE QUITSMOKING SESSIONS every other Monday evening 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Public Health Unit (call for exact dates, 250-9917571) or every other Wednesday 1 – 2 p.m. at Chronic Disease Management, (call for exact dates, 250-985-5657.) NORTH CARIBOO GYMKHANA Monday evenings, Alex Fraser Park, 6:30 p.m. Must bring horse council card. Three events held weekly from leadliner to adult. For information email or call Jen, 250-9929227 or visit facebook page, North Cariboo Gymkhana.

TUESDAY HOW ANIMALS CAN HELP REACH THOSE WHO ARE HARDEST TO REACH Seminar, sponsored by CHAAPS, presented by Eileen Bona, Oct. 9, 6 – 9 p.m., location to be announced later. Cost is $10/person. This seminar is intended for mentalhealth professionals, teachers, social workers, front-line workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, ECE educators, parents, individuals curious about how animals accomplish their cocounselor role and anyone wishing to further their knowledge about Animal Assisted Therapy. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB gymkhana

every Tuesday night, 6:30 p.m. Cost, $3 per night per horse for all three events, barrels, poles and stakes, memberships are $10 for individual, $25 for family. 2801 Otter Road in Kersley, behind the Alamo Diner. For information call Chelsea, 250-747-1632 or just show up. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250983-6920 to check availability.

WEDNESDAY ANIMAL AND EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE TRAINING WORKSHOP Oct. 10 – 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pen-Y-Bryn Farm, sponsored by CHAAPS, presented by Eileen Bona. Cost is $175 a day. This workshop is for instructors and facilitators working in all fields of animal assisted therapy and equine assisted therapy programs or interested in starting. Health care professionals interested in more training also welcome. LEGION FLEA MARKET NOW OPEN Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., donations appreciated. Call 250-747-4591 or 250-992-6140.

FRIDAY MS SELF-HELP GROUP meets July 6, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in CD Hoy Room, City Hall. NORTH QUESNEL NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION rescheduled AGM and pot luck July 6, 6 p.m. at 536 Kinchant Street. All area residents are invited to attend.

For information and RSVP call Ingrid, 250-992-2453 or Leanne, 250-992-8580. FAMILY FASD RETREAT at FISH LAKE July 6 – 8. Parent participation, healthy meal workshops, families with children aged 10 – 14 years free. Information and registration in by June 22. Contact Charlene Vankoughnett, 250992-8347. Limited enrollment. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING QUESNEL sponsored by Quesnel Legion. A 19 years and older Karaoke contest, hosted by Straight from the Heart Music. Every Friday night one finalist will be chosen for the final competition during Billy Barker Days. $5 cover charge each for Karaoke Hostess Services. Contest rules and entry forms can be picked up at the Legion.

SATURDAY FAMILY FUN BOTTLE DROP OFF Relay for Life team collecting recyclable bottles and cans, June 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Safeway parking lot. Will pick up, call MaryAnn, 250249-5720. ARTISTS IN THE MARKET, July 7, at Quesnel Farmers’ Market. GARLIC FESTIVAL Sept. 29 – 30, Smith-Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola. Organizers are looking for garlic vendors or related products. Contact Becky Ratzlaff at


drawn wagon rides, heritage games and music provided by Windy Reeds. Wear something red for free admission.

ONGOING EVENTS COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS is a grief support group for parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age or from any cause, meets every second Thursday, 7 p.m., Anglican Church Hall, Kinchant Street. For information call Fran 250-992-3956, Kirstine, 250-9928883 or Bev 250992-3611. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at Seniors’ Centre. For information call 250-992-8568. WORRIED ABOUT YOUR BIG PRESENTATION OR THE MEETINGS YOU HAVE TO LEAD? Hone your communication and leadership skills in a fun-filled, relaxed atmosphere. Quesnel Toastmaster Club meets every Wednesday, 7 – 9 p.m., at CNC/UNBC campus room 202. Guests welcome, call 250-747-1180 for information. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. for youth ages 11 – 18 at Helen Dixon Centre. Rock Climbing wall open to the community Monday nights, 6 – 8 p.m. For information call Jody 250-9836920. SALVATION ARMY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Come and be part of helping others in Quesnel. Call 250992-8784 or drop in and talk to us. Set your own time and hours when it works for you. God Bless.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. A regular 20-minute laughter session can have a profound impact on our health and well being. Have some fun and come to “Laugh for the Health of it” at Quesnel Laughter Club. First Tuesday of every month. Laughter starts at 7:30 p.m. at Heather Hartridge Personal Fitness Training, 1215 Cariboo Hwy N. (across from Co-Op), enter at the back of the building. Everyone welcome to this free activity. Donations accepted to help cover costs. For information, call Chris 250-992-8271. BILLY BARKER DAYS SOCIETY meets the third Thursday of every month, commencing at 5:30 p.m. in Rm S121, CNC Quesnel campus. Everyone welcome to attend as a guest and view festival planning. LIONS GARAGE SALE NEEDS YOUR CASTOFFS. For Quesnel South call 778-466-2292, elsewhere, 250-9927416. WANTED: ALL NEW AND USED POSTCARDS AND ENVELOPES WITH STAMPS and Campbell soup labels are needed by Order of the Eastern Star. Proceeds from the sale of these go towards supporting provincial cancer sressing program. Assist the Eastern Star in providing dressings free of charge to cancer patients. Your discarded stamped mail and soup labels are our treasure. Drop off box located at K-Max Video store downtown or the Cancer Society office. YOU’RE THE STAR - seeking songwriters, danc-

ers, comedians and variety acts to be featured on Shaw Community TV. More info - Facebook group You’re the Star. Auditions call Eddie 250-9910070. TEAM ROPING third weekend of the month, Alex Fraser Park, spectators welcome. OAPO BRANCH #77,looks forward to welcoming new members who like to participate in the various functions held in the hall and who are 55 and over. Activities include cards, carpet bowling, pool, floor curling, reading books, jigsaw puzzles. We are seniors helping seniors and our community. For information call 250-992-0090 QUESNEL RESIDENTIAL CARE SOCIETY, supporting adults in care, meets the first Monday of each month in the upper board room at the hospital at 7 p.m. New members always welcome. Contact Ron, 250747-2666 or Margaret 250-992-8247 for information about the society. AL-ANON/ALATEEN Has your life been affected by someone else’s drinking. For information call 250-249-5968 or 250-747-1706. The Child Development Centre and Quesnel Family Services are combining parent drop in groups. Parent Gathering every Friday 10 – 11:30 a.m., an informal sharing and support group for parents, family and friends. For information, call Carla 250-992–2481 or Laureen 250-9921555. PRAYER CANADA, City Hall

Wednesdays 10 – 11 a.m. QUESNEL PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDENT NUTRITION looking for more volunteers. This group raises funds for breakfast programs in Quesnel schools, currently eight schools have programs. For information on how to get involved call Christy Kennedy, 250-9832423. BCSS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meeting every second Tuesday. Support for families/friends of persons with a mental illness. For information and to pre-register call Denise Mueller 250992-7360. NORTH CARIOO METIS ASSOC. BINGO second and last Thursday of each month, 352 Anderson Dr. For information call 250-9929722. FRIENDS OF BARKERVILLE regular meetings, first Thursday each month, 5:30 p.m., Wee Chippee Restaurant. For information call 250-992-2008. QUESNEL OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT MEETINGS For information contact Pat 250-747-2183 or Osteoporosis Canada 1-800-463-6842. AUTISM PARENT SUPPORT GROUP meets first Monday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., CDC. For information call Carla, 250-992-2481. Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Serve fresh broccoli salad with just a hint of curry One of the great things about living in Canada is the variety of fresh vegetables available for health-conscious dishes. Try this delicious salad to take advantage of the locally-grown broccoli thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-season this summer. Serves: 12 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients 1 L (4 cups) fresh broccoli, trimmed and coarsely chopped 75 mL (1/3 cup) real mayonnaise 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 125 mL (½ cup) golden raisins 10 mL (2 tsp) fresh lemon juice 10 mL 5 mL (1 tsp) curry powder 50 mL (1/4 cup) sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions Cook broccoli in lightly

salted boiling water for two minutes; drain. Place broccoli in a bowl of ice water to stop further cooking; drain well, and pat with a paper towel. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except almonds. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, stir in almonds and season if desired with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Did you know? Mayonnaise is better for you than you might think. Good fats like omega-3 fats help our bodies to absorb a range of vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E and K. Vegetable omega-3 fats are an essential part of a healthy balanced diet because our bodies do not naturally produce them. So we have to eat them daily, through foods like canola and flaxseed oil, walnuts, or mayonnaise.

Mediterranean pasta salad is a perfect partner for grilled food During the hot summer months, Canadians are often looking for the perfect barbecue dish. This easyto-make pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any summer day and features local, seasonal veggies too. Serves: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pasta. Add pasta and toss to coat. Season, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Did you know?

235 mL (1 cup) penne or twist pasta 175 mL (3/4 cup) real mayonnaise 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 65 mL (1 can) sliced pitted ripe olives, drained 120 mL (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese 120 mL (1/2 cup) chopped roasted red peppers 1/4 cup Italian dressing

There are good fats and bad fats - nutrition guidelines suggest that we should choose more mono and polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils, soft, nonhydrogenated margarine and mayonnaise, instead of saturated fats like those found in butter and cream. Trans fat, found in hydrogenated oils and shortening, should be avoided as much as possible.



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Investment Property or Mortgage Helper. Beautiful 4500 + sq ft executive home in Quesnel, has 2 authorized self contained rental suites that generate a combined monthly income of $1250.00. The main part of the house is also rented bringing an additonal $1350.00 per month. The main house has lrg rooms & contains 4 or 5 bedrooms ,3 1/2 baths, living room, dining room lrg kitchen ,breakfast room, family room , office-library,private covered deck,double car garage , built in vac,2 driveways,can email pics upon request. Serious inquiries only.Sale price $349,900.00. Call 250-492-8840 or email

Lovely character home near the hospital on Walkem St. 4 bdrm, 3 bths, large sunken L/R, hardwood & tile floors, spacious kitchen, covered deck, dble gge. $249,900. #3762

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Matching homes for buyers and sellers for over 25 years.

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



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

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

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Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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

Commercial/ Industrial For Rent or Lease 276 Reid St. - 1600 sq ft Downtown core - Street Level - Available Immediately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177

Kersley 1Bdrm. Apartment $900/mo. includes all utilities, Wi-Fi & Satellite TV, n/s, no parties, small pet ok. 255-6898

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Antiques / Classics

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Roof Air, hot water, tub model, 4 burner stove, oven furnace,good living model. $4,950 Call (250)255-4509

Spacious Room available for a business. Includes running water. Rent negotiable. Call HairWest @ 992-9079

2001 Glendale Titanium 5th Wheel 32 EX

Shared Accommodation WORKING single mom looking to share home in Southills with beautiful park like back yard. $485 per month gets you your own privet bedroom, bathroom, den, utilities included. Shared laundry and kitchen facilities. Close to bus route. Please respond by email to:

1 Full slide,Winter Package Excellent cond. $35,000.00 call 250-316-0487 or 778-466-2258


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Trucks & Vans 1999 Pontiac Transport Fully Loaded

Suites, Lower Newly reno’d 2 bdrm ground level bsmt suite.w/d hook up, n/g included avail immed. $575/mo. Call (250)992-7929


Red Bluff basement suite with 2 small bdrms. for 1 person, W/D hook up. $475.00/mn. References required. Call (250)992-1592

Sport Utility Vehicle

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

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

“We’re having a baby!” Competition 1115 – Part-time Teacher

in the Cariboo Observer

4 week buy

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.

1990 25.5’ VanGuard 5th Wheel

Sell your vehicle


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

Reduced $18,000 (250)992-6033

Sport Utility Vehicle

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

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.

Rooms for Rent

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

2001 Ford Escape $5,000 obo.


951 Abbott Drive

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

Sport Utility Vehicle

$1,500 1 (250)255-4509

(Truck also avail. for purchase)


Cars - Domestic 1991 Mercury Topaz 4 door sedan blue for $750 or best offer runs good. 250-989-1084

Call Tim at 991-6429 RIDGEWOOD ESTATES

1995 Snow Villa Ltd

No Parties, No Pets References Required

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.

Cars - Domestic



Start at $700/M+Util.

Renaissance II

AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.


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

Different Layouts, Clean, Well Managed, Safe, Good For Families. No Pets.


RV Sites

Call Wayne Seale...

Homes for Rent

3 Bdrm. Townhouses


(Grade K/1) 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

Woodlot Licence Plans Public Review and Comment Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 17 of the Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Regulation, that woodlot licence plans have been prepared for the following woodlot licences: Woodlot Licensee Location Number W0526 Sig, Theresa and Narcosli Pit Road – West Fraser Ernie Koeck Road and 10 Road Deserters Creek W1917 ?Esdilagh First Webster Lake Road – Narcosli Nation (Alexandria) Creek If approved, by the District Manager of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, these plans may apply for a term of 10 years from the date of approval. Information about these woodlot licence plans can be obtained by contacting Chris Elden at 938 Yorston Ave., Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3B1 on week days from 8am to 5pm, or by phone at 250-992-9769. Inquires or comments to these plans must be submitted to Chris Elden, RPF, at 938 Yorston Avenue, Quesnel, B.C. by August 28, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to.

Keepisyour NCCS seeking a part-time Teacher to work one day a baby week insafe the K/1 in classroom. 1116 – Bus Driver theCompetition car. The school has an opening for a full time Bus Driver toLearn take how on the to responsibility of safely transporting our students and from school, to off site extra curchoose the to right ricular activities and the occasional field trip. Drivers child car seat. Call must possess a valid Class One or Class Two Drivers 1-877-247-5551 License.

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We are currently hiring for the 2012-2013 school year (starting September). The competition will remain open until filled. Teachers must be certified through the Teachers Regulation branch of the BC Ministry of Education. All staff must be willing to sign a Statement of Faith, and have a heart dedicated to Christian Education. Quoting the competition number in the subject line, please submit your cover letter and resume of qualifications and experience by email to Mr. John Hengen, Principal, Complete job descriptions can be provided through our office. For more information about our school please website Drivevisit toour Save Livesat Give them more than an education Give them a foundation for living

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The plans for this cozy two-bedroom family home, designed for a lot that slopes to the rear, include an unfinished basement that might be used for at studio, an in-law suite or to provide space for a growing family. The efficient kitchen is open to both the dining area and the great room, and features an L-shaped counter configuration, as well as a work island that includes a raised eating bar. The dining area has an optional built-out buffet, and the great room's corner fireplace will provide a welcome focal point during quiet evenings at home. French doors open up the dining room to a covered deck, the perfect spot for the barbecue, while the great room's sliding doors give access to a sundeck. The master suite boasts a generous walkin closet that includes a special shoe-shelf. The ensuite has double basins and a THIS DESIGN INCLUDES soaker tub, as well as a corner shower. AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT French doors open on to a sun deck, screened on both sides for privacy, and a view of the back garden. The second bedroom's window overlooks the covered porch at the front of the home, and the garden beyond. MAIN FLOOR PLAN The large double garage is roomy enough 1494 SQ. FT. (138.8 M2) 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT for a workbench. A door leads into the laundry room, which can double as a mud room. In addition to a large coat closet for storing off-season equipment, there's a handy built-in bench. The home's exterior finishes include siding and painted trim, as well as wood shakes in the gables. The deeply recessed front WIDTH - 40'-0" (12.2M) door is surrounded with decorative glass. DEPTH - 65'-6" (20.0M) This home measures 40 feet wide and 65 feet, six inches deep, for a total of 1,494 PLAN NO. 1-2-602 square feet. TOTAL 1494 SQ. FT. (138.8 M2 ) Plans for design 1-2-602 are available for $567 (set of 5), $636 (set of 8) and $675 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our NEW 44TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to "Home Plan of the Week" and mail to: HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK c/o...(Quesnel Cariboo Observer) Unit 7, 15243 91st Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3R 8P8 OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: homeplans @


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Friday, June 29, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Thank you to the following poets who submitted their poems. Poet’s Corner will run the last Friday of each month (providing we get submissions). Drop off your poems at the Cariboo Observer Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email to Fax 250-992-5229

The Housewife You’re up in the morning, breakfasts in store, There’s some fifty jobs waiting and probably more. You do up the dishes and send the kids off to school, For they must now learn of the every day rule. You make all the beds and iron the clothes, The bread now needs baking, there’s no time to doze. The next thing in order is to clean up the house, Start thinking of supper for your hard working spouse. You may have to go shopping for food for your mate, It must be cooked well, and placed neat on the plate. Pretty soon now, school will be out

for the day, The children will then have some time out to play. The next thing you know, dad is home for his dinner, We sit down to eat, each one is a winner. Everyone’s talking of the day that they spent, Of working and playing and just how things went. Very soon now, the day’s come to a rest, The children are sleeping, we’ve all done our best. We too head to bed to read by the light, In hopes we’ll have sweet dreams while sleeping tonight. Elaine Couldwell

An Ancient Road The trail is like a thread Through the fabric of the land. It joins blue watershed To the hills of rock and sand. Wonders stand in silence Off the winding of the way; Pine and spruce, dark and dense, Biding their time--Who can say? They wait for the footfall Of the Ancient Ones, in vain. They wait for the loon call That would echo through the rain. The time-less fir still stands High above the distant sound, That ebbs and then expands, From the water's constant pound. Past the warm, dwelling mound Near the placid lake and on; There, where the snows are found,

It leads up over and yon. A trail from past Ages To the modern now and here; Like a book of pages, It conveys to Yester-Year Who can see far ahead, In the blackness of beyond, To know what will be said Of the trees beside the pond? Who then has trod along In the misty shades of time? Young or old, weak or strong, Who has made the lengthy climb? I join the Ancient Throng, As I walk along the way, Aware that I belong And believing in today. Dwight Dodge

Portrait of Her Soul She stares into the atmosphere As if it were divine But heaven's just her balcony No stars for her align

Her shyness is her beauty But a beauty no one knows Her kindness is the rarest The kind that's rarely shown

A deep-seated wish And a part of her that died Dovetails with a thorn That's buried in her side

Yet the feeling of contentment Lies dormant in her sky As she's looking for the answer Through the lens of days gone by

The feeling of contentment Lies dormant in her sky Lost behind the darkest clouds Embedded in her eyes

Matt Merna

Her depression keeps the light out With the thoughts she can't control Her appearance in the shadows Paints a portrait of her soul

Dad My dad was born in North Platte, Nebraska in year 1909, He was the eldest of four, to him that was fine. His dad’s name was Jess, his mother’s was Grace, When Dad was eight they moved from their place. To the state of Montana to their family they came, A ranch to raise horses and a wild land to tame. Dad worked with horses, and horse logging too, They worked and they played under skies that were blue. Washington also they lived for awhile, Cashmere was the town, they gave it a trial. From Canada came word of a ranch for sale, Along the Cariboo highway, came it in the mail. They stepped off of the train at a place called Dragon siding, Under four feet of snow the landscape was hiding. Dad said he stepped in snow clear up to his chin, What he wanted to say was certainly a sin. In Quesnel he said he would leave the next day, It also brought circumstances that caused him to stay. The ranch on the highway was a beautiful spot, They purchased the property with careful thought. Of getting the home ready for the family to come, Dad’s mom and sisters came on the next run. On the Pacific Great Eastern from Ashcroft did come. The Harndens accepted an invitation one evening, A supper at Pettyjohns they were gladly receiving. Dad had heard of my mom, who was the bell of the ball, She had dark hair and eyes, was gorgeously tall. To return to the States was very far from his mind, For this girl that he met was one of a kind. In 1929 he made her his bride, He was always so happy to have her by his side. He built a house for the bride he would take, To live on the ranch at beautiful China Lake. They worked hard and made it as productive as could be, Raising cattle and sheep becoming self sustaining was the key. They grew potatoes and carrots and

had pigs to be fed, Had 200 laying hens called the Rhode Island Red. Eight cows were milked both morning and night. We were up in the morning the first shade of light. I learned to herd cows, got pretty good with a rope, I had a pretty little mare, that I always rode at a lope. I was always watching when horses were shod, With shoes that were made from an iron rod. Summers were busy putting up hay, We would wait for the heat to dry it okay. Our gardens would produce a pretty heavy yield, With a team and a stone boat it was brought in from the field. We had two root houses built in a hill that was steep, Both of them were filled with produce to keep. A time to butcher came in the fall, beef, pork, moose and chickens a few, We were taught to do this by parents who knew. My dad got some timber down on Durrell hill, There built and set up a one man sawmill. There was always sawdust to shovel and lumber to pile, We got a little rest, when the head saw he would file. I learned to use the crosscut, skid logs with the team, Everyday after school, this was always our theme. My dad to us was a pretty good teacher, He taught us to do things but was never a preacher. Of these memories I enjoy, I will always be glad, The work that we did, the fun that we had. The evenings were spent sitting around the fire, We would sing all the songs, dad didn’t seem to tire. Of the music by guitar and organ to hear, My mother played them all and always by ear. This is the month to remember your father, This message today, comes from your daughter. Thank you dad, I remember those years And it sems, by shedding some tears. June Harnden Anderson


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Congratulations Brett

May the road be paved with success and good fortune We wish you the best as you continue your education

Love Mom, Dad, Ashley and all your family

Brett Roberts QSS 2009

Congratulations Jenna Milsom From pre-school to Graduation Congratulations on your graduation. Life has just begun for you. Good luck at Emily Carr next year.

Lots of love from Mom, Dad, Pamela, Chad and all the family Jenna Milsom CSS 2009

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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

• Must

Rules ➤

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

Cost $200.00 per team

Can be raised by pledges - tax receipts will be issued



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

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