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Workers from Farr Installations get ready to take the legs and one arm of Mr. PG from its location at the corner of highways 16 and 97 on Thursday morning. The longtime city symbol will get some rest and restoration work, then return at the same corner, but on the other side of Highway 16, next to the Prince George Playhouse.


Outgoing city manager gets pay hike

Politicians say they have to keep up with salaries in other communities DELYNDA PILON

The process to find a new city manager is underway and will likely take about six months, according to Prince George Mayor Shari Green. A firm is managing the process, Green said, to fill what she described as a critical leadership role within the city. A handout documenting the results of a restricted council meeting on Aug. 20 reviewing the wages paid to the city

manager confirmed her statement that Prince George is on the low end of the pay scale when it comes to what other city managers are earning within the province. Green pointed out this may make the task of filling the position even more challenging. City manager Derek Bates announced last month that he will be leaving at the end of the year. According to the document released at Monday’s council meeting the 2011 sal-

ary for the position was $202,000. Other cities listed paid their managers anywhere from $13,000 to nearly $82,000 per year more than Prince George. A subsequent vote led to an increase in salary in 2012 to $212,000 with a $10,000 annual car allowance (comparable to what is offered by other cities) and a one-time retroactive vacation leave of 10 days on top of the 35 days of annual paid vacation leave already received. Green added the right person for the job will be aiding the city as it goes

through many changes, incorporating recommendations resulting from the core review. The person will also need to be someone who can work well with council and integrate into the community. “The city manager is as much of a leader as the mayor,” she said. She added there will likely be internal as well as external applicants interested in the job. Where the candidate comes from, she added, doesn’t matter, however the person’s ability and expertise does.

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Name released in RCMP shooting Derek John Matters, 40, was the man shot and killed by police in Prince George Monday evening. The BC Coroners Service confirmed the identity Wednesday afternoon. Matters had been involved in a stand-off after he became the subject of an investigation on Sunday. The RCMP called in the Emergency Response Team and established a perimeter. On Monday evening the situation escalated to the point where an RCMP officer fatally shot Matters. The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators remain on the ground in Prince George in response to the incident. The matter was reported to the office, which now investigates all police-involved shootings involving injury or death. In a release issued Thursday morning, the office confirmed that the officer involved is a member of the RCMP Emergency Response Team. Independent Investigations Office personnel were deployed within hours of notification and were at the scene by midnight after the shooting. Nine IIO staff are in the area conducting investigative activities such as scene examination, interviews and the collection of evidence. It is expected they will remain in Prince George until later this week. During the course of the investigation, the IIO will continue to work collaboratively with the other involved jurisdictions, including the BC Coroners Service, who have the responsibility of confirming the identity of the deceased and providing any other information related to their investigation. The IIO confirms that the involved RCMP are respecting and co-operating with the terms laid out in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012. Once the IIO investigation is completed, the Chief Civilian Director will determine if he believes an offence may have taken place. If yes, he will refer the case to Crown counsel. If there is no report made to Crown counsel, the Chief Civilian Director will release a public report relating to the IIO investigation and his findings. The intent behind releasing this type of public report is that any reasonable member of the public reading the report would understand why the Chief Civilian Director did not make a report to Crown counsel.

NDP touches base with students DELYNDA PILON

New Democrat advanced education critic Michelle Mungall and skills training critic Gwen O’Mahony visited Prince George this week, stopping by CNC and UNBC, talking with students in an effort to find out what issues they feel are important. “We’re touring provincial campuses,” Mungall said. “We want to connect with students, welcome them back to all the studies, and connect with the issues that are important to them.” Paramount in most conversations, she added, are financial concerns. Mungall said the NDP, should it be elected in 2013, has committed to $100 million in financial need-based grants for advanced education, a fund she said was removed by government but which they intend to return, then pay for through a corporate capital gains tax. When the government removed the tax and the corresponding grant fund, in 2008, it was supposed to create more jobs, but that didn’t happen, according to Mungall. Now, going into an election year, the NDP have promised to bring both back to 2008 levels. She said the tax is still low in comparison to other areas, and will earn about $150 million per year. “So we will reinstate the revenue and source the revenue to the grant program,” she said. “Affordability is the key topic among students. Rather than students going into debt, grants recognize the contribution they are making

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in the province.” She pointed out that currently a student coming out of a four year program is about $27,000 in debt. The debt load stops them from contributing to the economy since they cannot afford to buy a home or purchase major assets. And they are expected to take entry-level positions within firms, jobs that generally don’t pay well, making it difficult to repay their De Ly nd a PILON/ Fre e Pre s s loans. NDP skilled labour critic, Gwen O’Mahony and advanced education O’Mahony said one of the main critic, Michelle Mungall, visited with city students on Wednesday. issues within her province needs a skilled sider coming to B.C. or how portfolio is completion rates. labour force, she said. they do business in B.C.,” In B.C., the completion In fact, according to Mun- Mungall said. rate for skilled labour pro- gall, by 2017 there are likely For example, instead of hirgrams lags at around 34 per to be 160,000 unfilled skilled ing locally they might look at cent, while in provinces like labour positions in B.C. a fly-in/fly-out work force. Alberta, completion rates in “We have five years to “We don’t want employers similar programs are about train people, and the biggest looking elsewhere. Immigra70 per cent. barrier to that is finances, so tion is great but we don’t “We have to ask why that that’s what we need to start want B.C. workers without is,” she said. working on.” jobs while, at the same time After looking into the issue, “That’s the key,” O’Mahony in the province, there are jobs she added, what B.C. is miss- agreed. being offered without people ing is counsellors within the O’Mahony added that to fill them,” she said. program who help students other projects have had huge However, in spite of the choose a trade and set them cost overruns, or been put on issues, Mungall said the trip up with employers as they go hold, because of the skilled has been wonderful, and through the training, some- labour shortage. She said the she was enthused to see the thing Alberta does. Mount Milligan mine had excitement on campus. “Hearing back from the a cost overrun of $200 mil“We have amazing faculty sector, it’s critical to increase lion. And, when you can’t in this province. It’s excitcompletion rates,” Mungall open the mine, people can’t ing,” she said. said. take on the permanent jobs “I’m new to the team,” Studies show, O’Mahony that will be offered their as O’Mahony said. “This is my pointed out, that students quickly. first trip to Prince George. with skills training earn more “If that keeps happening, It’s exciting. I’m excited to be than those without. And the more investors might recon- part of the education tour.”

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Northern Development Initiative Trust has funded its 1,000th project. Since its inception in 2005, Northern Development Initiative Trust has invested more than $110 million in economic growth projects throughout central and northern B.C.

That, according to the organization, means 5,154 jobs created in 1,778 funding partnerships. Nearly 3,000 grant writers were supported to access funding for their communities. It means more than $1 billion in new funding to the region – and

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and our staff,” North and former Chetwynd said in a press release. mayor Evan Saug“We have reached a stad. “At that time, 10-year strategic goal little did I know that in just seven short not only would I still years and the momen- be involved with the tum is only trust, but that getting stronwe would ger.” now be one of When the the most sucprovincial cessful orgagovernment nizations of passed legits kind anyislation to We have where, and create North- reached that I would ern Develop- a 10-year be welcoming ment in late strategic goal our 1,000th 2004 (opera- in just seven funding initions began short years.” tiative and in 2005), it - Janine project. was estab“On behalf North lished with of the board, the premise I wish to conthat, “the best eco- gratulate and thank nomic development the communities, our decisions for the north staff and, most of all, should be made in the our project partners north.” who make us the sucSince that time, the cess that we are.” trust, in partnership Northern Developwith a board of direc- ment’s 1,000th projtors and regional advi- ect helped send more sory committees that than 60 people back to consist of stakeholders work at a fish-processthroughout the region, ing plant in the remote has successfully stew- coastal village of Bella arded its $185 million Bella. The Heiltsuk capital base to build Economic Developa stronger northern ment Corp., based in economy – investing Bella Bella, partnered in airport upgrades, with Western Ecoskilled trades and nomic Diversification, training programs, Coast Opportunity tourism initiatives and Funds, Coast Sustaincommunity halls and ability Trust and the recreation facilities, West Coast Commuamong other projects. nity Adjustment Pro“Seven years ago, gram to help with I became involved renovations, repairs as a founding mem- and capital equipment ber of the Northeast costs at the plant. But Regional Advisory the plant lacked a Committee through fully fleshed out opermy role as the mayor ating and marketing of Chetwynd,” said plan, and that’s where Northern Develop- Northern Development board chairman ment stepped in.


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Armloads of carrots, potatoes, Swiss chard, lettuce, tomatoes – the fresh bounty was all part of the last cafe event of the season. On Wednesday, Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George invited guests out to see (and taste) the results of hard work by gardeners at their community garden site. “Throughout the summer we have expanded our community garden to allow the participation of seniors, children and young adults who gravitate around our community center,” said project coordinator Janie Roberge. “Every other Wednesday,

French-speaking seniors along with children registered at our summer camp, were invited into the garden for our ‘cafe-terrasse.’ The cafe-terrasse is a cultural activity for both seniors and children, good conversation and refreshments, Roberge explains. Wednesday’s outside event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. included musicians from Old Time Fiddlers, who entertained seniors as they worked in the garden. Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George is located at 1752 Fir St. For more information phone 250-561-2565.

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Work still right on schedule Centre for the North expected to open later this year egy. “We’ve been working for years with Northern Health,” Humphreys says. “We’re trying to ensure as seamless a transition as possible for the patients.” No firm date has been set for the opening of the centre, but Humphreys says it should be before the end of the year.


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The healing garden is just one of the features of the Northern Cancer Centre, which continues to run on schedule for an opening later this year. ments from the same people, just in a different place.” Recruitment for the radiation oncology department has been completed, while recruitment is continuing for the medical oncology department. Dr. Suresh Katakkar resigned his post as the head of the department earlier this year, has not been replaced yet. Humphreys says even if not all the positions are filled by the time the centre opens, there won’t be any problems. “We operate on a provincial basis, so we can get locums, or temporary doctors, from other centres. We’ve been very fortunate as well with the stateof-the-art equipment we’re getting.” The Centre for the

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There is still a lot of work being done at the Centre for the North beside the hospital in Prince George. However, with the date for the centre’s opening just a few months away, the work is now taking place indoors. “Aletha Humphreys, the interim regional operations director for the BC Cancer Agency for the Centre for the North (“Yes, it’s real mouthful,” she says with a laugh), says on a timeline showing where the centre is and where they hoped to be at this time, “we’re there.” “We’ve just finished construction,” she says, “and we actually started commissioning in the summer. That’s where we’re bringing in equipment, getting the staff trained on the equipment, getting everything ready to go.” Humphreys says all of the major equipment for the centre is in place, and most of the staff has been hired. “The start-up team is in place. Prince George has been a fantastic place to recruit to. It’s an attractive community, and we’re finding a lot of young professionals with families are very happy to come here.” Making the transition easier, she says, is that the Regional Cancer Care Unit, currently working out of the hospital, will be transferring to the new centre when it opens. “It means people who have been getting treatment will still be getting those treat-

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Phase three of the core service review has been completed, and now KPMG, the company contracted to undertake the job, will begin phase four. “They gathered a lot of feedback,” Mayor Shari Green said at Monday’s council meeting. “Now they are working through phase four, identifying and evaluating the opportunities around the information they gathered.” The information came via surveys and public workshops as well as interviews with city staff members. Coun. Garth Frizzell

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Participants in Saturday’s Parkinson’s SuperWalk applaud the members of the Prince George Pipe Band who had led them at the start of the walk in Fort George Park, then stepped aside to let the walkers continue.

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PROCLAMATIONS: September 2012 is “United Way Month”, “National Big Brothers Big Sisters Awareness Month”, Sexual Violence Awareness Month” and “Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure Month”.


Regular Council Meeting Monday, September 17th Council Chambers- 6:00 p.m. At this September 17, 2012 meeting, Council will convene at the scheduled start time of 6 p.m. to call the meeting to order, but will then recess until 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. Council will reconvene and acknowledge Manpreet Kaur Sidhu, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient. This presentation will be followed by the items of business listed on the meeting agenda. The agenda for the September 17th meeting of Council is now available on the City’s website at Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, September 19th – 12:00 p.m.

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A hotel condo complex planned for downtown earned a requested variance at Monday’s city council meeting. The complex will be 12 stories, host 151 rooms and offer 34 condo units. It will also have a restaurant, lounge and rental tenancies. The requested variance allows the developer to construct two rather than five loading spaces on the south elevation of the building, which will be situated at 1355 10th Ave., close to the Coast Inn, Civic Centre and current RCMP detachment. The proposed spaces will be sufficient, according to the recommendation on the variance given by city staff, based on the large size of the spaces, the shared internal access for all tenancies, and the convenient access and egress provided on-site. The presence of one of the project developers afforded Coun.Brian Skakun the opportunity to clarify how a proposed walkway between the hotel and nearby facilities would work. Dan Milburn, who spoke on behalf of the developer, said the walkway will be a pedestrian connection between the hotel, the civic centre and the library.

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Project Summary: Installation of a sanitary sewer main from intersection of Hwy 97 South and Boundary Rd to the sanitary lift station in the BCR Industrial Subdivision to tie the new Boundary Rd development into our existing sewer system. Contractor: Colmar Construction Ltd

Games Office 545 Quebec Street. Our NonProfit Society serves the areas between 15th Ave, Central, Foothills and North Nechako with low to no cost recreation programming, Ice Rinks and community events.

Traffic Disruptions: During the installation along Pacific Street there will be a full road closure of Pacific Street from Peterbilt (6333 Pacific St) to Sintich Road with a detour to the Danson Industrial Subdivision by way of Hwy 97 and Sintich Road. The access from Continental Way to Pacific St will be closed as required during the construction of the section that crosses Continental Way. Colmar construction will post signs in advance of the closures.

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Orlik takes on brewmaster role many thirsty beer lovers as possible. His formal brewing education began at age 16 in his native Germany. After seven years of serious schooling and brewing, Henryk received his final master brewer degree from the world-recognized Doemens School of Brewers and Maltsters. He then threw himself into various roles and progressively senior positions to fully absorb and learn the art of fine brewing in the real world. With traditional German thoroughness and passion, his next pursuit was a Masters of Business Administration to round out his understanding of brewing great beer with equal business acumen. His next brewing adventure was a move across the Atlantic to the U.S., where he was among the leaders in the craft brewing movement, culminating in the management and ownership of a successful and popular Louisiana-based microbrewery. “Recently, I’ve been longing for a more German-style brewing opportunity and climate and Prince Georgebased Pacific Western Brewery fit the bill, and stein, perfectly,” said Orlik. “I’m thrilled to be here and join this passionate and professional brewery team.”


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The new brewmaster at Pacific Western Brewery is Henryk Orlik, originally from Germany. Orlik’s deep understanding of both the art and business of great brewing and breweries has lead to a steadfast commitment to Reinheitsgebot or, more simply, to use only the best quality basics to brew great beer: water, barley, hops and yeast and occasionally natural spices to create unique styles and flavours. He also believes it’s vital to test every fresh batch of beer and adjust the recipes as needed to accommodate the slight variations inherent in different crops and ensure consistency in flavour and colour over time. Finally, he’s a team player: committed to mentoring, encourag-

ing and also learning from those around him. Orlik’s looking forward to getting to know his new community of Prince George and to getting out and travelling through beautiful B.C. to connect with the locals over a glass of Cariboo Genuine Draft or Pacific Pilsner (his two current favourite brews). Once he’s got his feet, and his whistle, wet on B.C.’s beer preferences, he plans to work a little bit of German brewing magic to create some special surprises for B.C.’s beer lovers. So stay tuned for new Pacific Western Brewery beers to delight your palate.

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Pacific Western Brewery has a new brewmaster. German-born and trained brewmaster, Henryk Orlik is now heading up its brewery in Prince George. Orlik will be responsible for ensuring Pacific Western Brewery continues to brew great beers that embody the quality and consistency its customers throughout the province enjoy and expect. Pacific Western Brewery’s flagship brands include Cariboo Genuine Draft, Light Lager, Honey Lager, Pale Ale and Cream Ale; Pacific Pilsner, Natureland Organic beers and Canterbury among others. “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Henryk to the Pacific Western Brewery family,” said President and CEO, Kazuko Komatsu, in a press release. “We have a very passionate and dedicated team at our small brewery in Prince George and Henryk’s skills, experience and collaborative approach will help us continue to take full advantage of the fresh water aquifer and other pure ingredients we use to brew outstanding local beers in the beautiful Cariboo region.” Orlik has always known he wanted to brew great beer and share it with as

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umbers. It’s all a matter of how you look at them or, perhaps, twist them. Jobs Minister Pat Bell was stomping the beat last week, and rightly so, sounding off about the robust job numbers in B.C. and Prince George. According to the numbers, 51,800 people are employed in Prince George. According to Bell, B.C. is outpacing Alberta in terms of jobs growth and his ministry issued a press release entitled: “B.C. job growth first in Canada since August 2011.” And he attributes this to the Liberal Jobs Plan. Of course companies are hiring people because the Liberals announced a jobs plan … why else would they hire anyone? Back to the numbers. Former NDP MLA and constant thorn in the Liberals’ side, David Schreck, says Bell’s claims are a bunch of hooey (okay, our words, not his). He points out in order to make the claim that B.C. is leading the nation in job growth, Bell is playing a little fast and loose with the numbers. “The trick Bell used was to rank provincial job growth by absolute numbers rather than by percentage growth, hence with its larger population B.C. would almost always outrank the smaller provinces,” Schreck writes in the Tyee. “When percentage job growth is considered B.C.’s 2.3 per cent job growth between Aug. 2011 and Aug. 2012 is less than Saskatchewan’s 3.6 per cent or Newfoundland and Labrador ’s 3.1 per cent.” It’s a good point. Percentages are a better way to compare entities that are not of the same size. However, just as Bell perhaps played with the numbers, so does Schreck by the age-old sin of omission. He fails to mention that job growth in Ontario over the same period was 0.4 per cent and in Quebec it was 0.6 per cent. In Ontario, with a population three times that of B.C., 24,300 new jobs opened up, compared to the 51,700 during the same period in B.C. In Quebec, with a population twice that of B.C., 24,500 new jobs materialized. Was Bell using a bit of trickery by comparing absolute numbers rather than percentages? Yes, he probably picked the best numbers to tout in order to make things look better. However, either way you look at it, British Columbia’s jobs numbers are better than most of the rest of Canada. The bigger story here is, perhaps, the decentralization of Canada. What the jobs numbers really tell us is that the three western provinces are doing much better than central Canada in terms of jobs and so is Newfoundland. Alberta had a percentage growth of 2.1 per cent or 43,300 jobs over the past year while Saskatchewan’s 3.6 per cent increase resulted in 18,600 new jobs in that province. Newfoundland’s 3.1 per cent job growth resulted in 6,900 new jobs. Both areas are seeing the benefits, like it or not, of the oil and gas sector. (Dutch disease? Shudder at the thought.) As we mentioned above … numbers are all in the way you twist, er, … look at them.


Superstitious feeling Are you superstitious? Bet you have a few little Not walking under a ladder is one of the few superstitions, most of us do. superstitions that make sense. There may be someIn our knowledgeable and sophisticated world one working above you up on that ladder and if the many we tend to treat many of the superstitions, drop something while you are passing under, the old wives’ tales and myths of our forbearers as results could be nasty for you. being weird. Many of the beliefs held commonly in There is a part of most humans that really wants the past have been proven to be silly. to believe that we can influence what happens to Then again we still pay homage to those superstius by various articles, acts and beliefs. We all realtions without realizing it. ize much of whom we are, and where we are, is a If someone sneezes, someone will matter of random chance. It does make say “God bless you”, or something a difference in how life unfolds if we similar. In the Middle Ages it was are born into a wealthy family or a poor believed that a sneeze was letting one. It makes a big difference in where the devil out of the body. Do we still we were born. The substitution of luck believe that? If we don’t, why do we may make a positive difference. If we Onside bother saying it? didn’t believe that, there would not be VICTORBOWMAN If you play the lottery, you have a any lotteries or games of chance. lucky number or numbers. Somewhere The belief in little superstitions perdeep in our minds we believe those numbers will meates everyone’s life. It even works its way into give us a win. Just ask your friends if they have our lives at some of the most serious moments. a lucky number and nine out of ten will probably Have you or someone you know consulted a highly say yes. Even those individuals who understand trained professional, (doctor, lawyer, accountant), probabilities and the randomness of numbers will and have them suggest a set of actions to take care usually have a number or two that they feel, deep of your problem, then follow up with something down, will give them a winning edge in selecting to the effect, “that should solve the problem with a wining numbers. little bit of luck”? A lucky rabbit’s foot is not as common now as it When that happens, and it has, it scares the heck was around the time of the Second World War, but out of me. there are still a few around. Why it was ever considHaving consulted with an extremely knowledgeered lucky is anybody’s guess. It wasn’t very lucky able individual to take care of my crisis, it is not for the rabbit it came from. comforting to hear them call upon the gods of luck Crossing you fingers for luck is likely to have to make their solution effective. been derived from the Christian cross, a manner Do our decision makers at various level of govof silently asking God to bless whatever enterprise ernment take actions that depend on a little luck you are engaged in. If you crossed them behind you to be successful? I hate the thought of our governback while telling a fib, it was a means of asking for ments spending our money with the same attitude a forgiveness. craps player has at the table in the casino. Black cats are considered bad luck in some culThey may not, but like us, they all have the same tures but are considered good luck in other cultures. superstitions we have and that could be a little bit It is just a matter of perspective. worrisome. Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email:

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Big praise for Little Britches Editor: Can we use your well read editorial section to offer our warmest congratulations to all the volunteers of the Lakes Community Horse Club who hosted their tenth anniversary of the Little Britches Rodeo at Nukko Lake on August 18 and 19? There was a good turnout of appreciative fans for both days and no wonder. The year-long preparations were in evidence right from the first clear direction signs to the last hour of clean-up. Every aspect of the event was carefully prepared with lots of attention to details like plenty of available water and well-dampened arena dirt. The holding pens are strong and well-constructed as is the covered announcer’s booth. The grandstand is sturdy and well-built with a shade tent available for weather protection. A concession booth provided tasty food both days. There were enough portable toilets strategically placed to handle the large crowd. The beautifully illustrated complimentary programme was easy to read and readily available. When we asked how did they ever pull it all together the club members were unanimous in praising the sponsors rather than themselves. Westjet Airlines provided a popu-

lar raffle prize of a return trip for two to any Westjet destination in the world. Tim Hortons sponsored a high points saddle and belt buckles as well as banners, DWB Consulting Services sponsored a saddle as did Kodiak Electric and the Lakes Community Horse Club. Double Take Signs sponsored T-shirts. In all over three dozen sponsors are given credit in the programme for making a great weekend. The volunteers at the event stayed cheerful even though they were working in the sun. Dave handled the announcing with professional aplomb while encouraging every contestant through their events. Nathaniel and Tony kept the arena dirt in great shape for every rider. The comedy acts were provided by the Nukko Lake rodeo clowns, Nathaniel and Caleb. The club showed real thoughtfulness in prize selection because all the prizes were practical, plentiful and useful as well. The Lakes Community Horse Club volunteers and all their sponsors staged a rodeo that came off safely and was lots of fun – another great example of Central Interior hospitality. Thank you and congratulations to you all. Marilyn Hinton Sutherland, family and friends

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Looking for people who deserve a Diamond medal I’m a person who loves to celebrate Canada. As an MLA, I have been given special occasions. the privilege of participating in the proWhether it’s a birthday, anniversary, cess by nominating three constituents to the arrival of a grandchild (or two), or the receive this very special medal. achievement of a personal My colleague MLA Pat Bell goal, I believe celebration and I have decided that we is an excellent way to recneed your help. We want to MLA hear your stories about the ognize achievement. So it’s Report unsung heroes in our comvery fitting that this year we celebrate the 60th Annivermunity and region. We know sary of Queen Elizabeth II’s SHIRLEYBOND there are countless individuascension to the throne. The als who make a difference Government of Canada took this opporevery day, often without fanfare or any tunity to express their gratitude and hon- thanks, simply because they want to our those who have shown exemplary improve the place we call home. service and outstanding contributions to One of the very special highlights of their community, province, or country. my almost two decades in public service The tangible symbol of appreciation is the amazing people I have met and chosen for this honour is the Queen’s worked with. I’m constantly inspired Diamond Jubilee commemorative medal and motivated to work harder by the representing the Queen’s service to stories about dedicated and passionate

volunteers here in Northern BC – and that’s where you come in. We want you to nominate one of those volunteers or difference makers to be considered for a Diamond Jubilee medal. It’s a simple process and the decisions will be made by a committee of community leaders. Collectively, two nominees will be selected from Prince George, one from Mackenzie, one from the Robson Valley, and one additional recipient will be selected by each Pat and myself. The medals will be presented to approximately 60,000 Canadians, of which 762 will be awarded to British Columbians. Why not take this opportunity to share a story about one of those special northerners who deserves this recognition? I know you won’t have to look very far! In every corner of our region there are people who actively support

their neighbours or community. There are people who give their time to help others; people who are forward thinkers; people who have made a lasting and significant difference through exceptional contributions to the world they live in. These are the people we want to hear about. To nominate someone, simply fill out a nomination form which can be found at the website noted below, or contact the helpful staff in my office. The deadline for nominations is September 21. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Website: queens-diamond-jubilee-medal-2/ Mail: 1350 Fifth Avenue Prince George, B.C. V2L 3L4 Phone: 250-612-4181 Email:

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Like his new character, Daryl Shuttleworth is a family man. The Vancouver actor portrays Jack in Theatre North West’s upcoming play That Summer. Written by playwright David French, the memory play has Margaret Ryan returning to her Ontario cottage where she vacationed with her family 32 years earlier. For Margaret (who is narrator) and her sister Daisy, it was a time of beauty and discovery. The play is powerful and poignant. One in which both youth and adults can see snippets of themselves, says Shuttleworth. The actor returns to the stage in his TNW debut after a 12-year hiatus spending time caring for his three children, Erin, 19, Malcolm, 17, and Sarah Jane, 9. He kept his acting skills alive doing voiceover work in Vancouver and making television and film appearances. “I missed the theatre,” he said. “I took 12 years off from it to raise the kids. I was the freelancer in the family, so it made sense for me to spend time at home with them. Right now Erin, the oldest, is looking after the nine-year-old (Sarah Jane) while I’m up here doing this play.” Would we know his voice in a popular animation? The actor laughs. Maybe if we were a cow and the part called for a farmer.

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Jack (Daryl Shuttleworth) with daughters Maggie (Lucy Hill) and Daisy (Karyn Mott) in rehearsals for Theatre North West’s play That Summer, by David French. The show runs Sept. 20 to Oct. 10. “I’m a good farmer,” he said. “I get lots of farmer parts – I have that deep, manly, low voice.” That same voice of authority is heard from Jack in That Summer when he talks with his daughters. It helps define him as the “man of the house” in keeping with the play’s setting. “By the 60’s, Jack has two daughters, 12 and 11,” says Shuttleworth. “His wife has died of cancer at 35 and he’s remarried, one year later, to a woman who looks like

his first wife – tragic flaw. He thinks by remarrying, he’s doing what’s best for his daughters, but things don’t go smoothly.” The key to Jack is love lost, says Shuttleworth, who notes “the play itself is about love, loss, hopes and dreams.” He may be playing TNW for the first time, but he’s shared the stage with one of its founding members. “I’ve never been to Prince George before but I do know (former TNW artistic director) Ted Price

very well. In 1989 we were in a play together for Alberta Theatre Projects and we had this rock and roll band on stage.” The rest of the story related by Shuttleworth is pretty funny, but we won’t embarrass Price with details of his “fall from grace.” Suffice to say, Price – professional that he is – never missed a beat in his performance. Shuttleworth laughs at the remembrance. “He just went right on like nothing had happened – and he kept right

in character.” While he likes the unexpected in theatre, the magic and tradition are also important. “I believe theatre is a special place where we share stories. This play by David French should touch everybody. “It’s almost spiritual (on stage) and there’s a connection that happens between the audience and the actors.” In the 30 years he’s been acting, Shuttleworth says he’s watched theatre evolve and change.


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The Adventures of Tintin I went into the movie The Adventures of Tintin not knowing anything about its history. It made what I saw exciting and a great movie. I think all of you should watch. After doing some research when I got home, it made sense to me how the opening credits start with paper animation. The movie is based on a comic strip from 1929 written by Georges Remi. When the movie starts it then goes to life-like animation that was used by the actors really acting out the scene and then computers animating over them. As it progresses (goes on), Tintin buys a model ship called the Unicorn. And it is said that there was a hidden cargo (stuff) on the ship and that there was more than one ship. This is the basis for an amazing adventure full of everything you could want in a great movie. Also, be on the lookout for these crazy things: a diving tank, a flying ship, a flying car, a car chase with a bird, and the biggest sword fight you may ever see. I can’t wait to see the sequel. Oh, and for some good reading, check out the original comic series. I give this movie 4.5 smiley face people out of five. Warning: This movie is rated PG for some violence. Sam Lybbert is a member of the journalism club at Harwin Elementary and will be providing the Free Press with movie reviews.



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There is a chill in the air but Diane Fairservice has a warm smile on her face as she enters the Free Press building Wednesday morning for what she calls a “voyage of discovery.” In her arms, she carries a satchel of goodies. “I have no idea myself what’s in here because people just keep bringing me things,” she said, laughing. Indeed, a legion of community volunteers help to make the annual Mennonite Fall Fair a success. Fairservice pulls out knitted booties, beautiful quilt, whimsical sock monkey, babywear and an assortment of homemade items. The fair also offers fresh produce, Fair Trade coffee, plants, used books, crafts tables, quality used goods and a silent auction. One of the most sought after commodities at the fair – after borscht, Helmi’s perogies and farmers’ sausage from Manitoba – is homebaked items, everything from cookies to breads to pies. This week the bak-

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ing begins for the event’s organizer. “I’m planning to start my baking this weekend,” said Fairservice. “I’ll be making lemon squares and cookies, and this year, I’ll be making dog biscuits. One batch of cookies takes me about one and a half hours, so it can take 12 hours to get it done which may not sound like a

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The Cariboo Cougars have announced their 20-player roster for the 2012-13 season. The list was released on Tuesday. The majority of the lineup, 15 of the team members, is from Prince George. A different looking Cariboo squad, only six m e m b bers of last season’s team are back: f o r Trevor Sprague - Cougars coach w a r d s Michael B e l l , Ryan Forbes, Tyler Povelofskie and Logan Styler, defenceman Kenny Nordstrom and goalie Nathan Warren. Returning players also make up three of the five from outside of Prince George, with Bell from Kitimat, Povelofskie from Williams Lake and Nordstrom from Terrace. Lien Miller-Jeannotte of Fort St. John and Riley Pettitt of Whitehorse also cracked the final roster. The other 12 players on the team are: forwards Liam Blackburn, Braiden Epp, Kirk Hards, Donovan Law, Brad Morrison and Tre Potskin; defencemen Bryan Allbee, Scott Cullen, Nick Headrick, Stephen Penner and Zack Smith; and goalie Jeremy Matte. “It’s a different team, obviously a different year,” Cariboo head coach Trevor Sprague said. “Last year we were pretty good throughout our forward lines

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Prince George Cougars forward Colin Jacobs skates the puck through the neutral zone during their Western Hockey League pre-season game against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday evening at CN Centre. The Cougars won that game 3-1, but fell short by a 4-1 score in the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday. season home games will unfold at CN Centre, starting with the opening doubleheader against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds on Sept. 22 and 23. Other home dates listed include a neutral site two-game set against the Thompson Blazers in McBride on Nov. 10 and 11, and a contest against the Vancouver Northwest Giants on Dec. 16 at the Coliseum. The rest of the Cougars’ home dates are scheduled for: Oct. 6 and 7 - Vancouver Northeast Chiefs; Oct. 20 and 21 - Kootenay Ice; Dec. 1 and 2 - Vancouver Canadians; Dec. 15 - Giants; Jan.

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record of 54 wins, four losses, zero overtime defeats and two ties (544-0-2). Not only is the 54 wins in one season a BCHL best, but they won 42 games in a row, a Canadian Junior Hockey League record for consecutive victories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope their bus breaks down,â&#x20AC;? Dupas jokingly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re real good again, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big challenge. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge challenge for us at the beginning to see where we stack up and what we may need to do to improve our team.â&#x20AC;? Although there may not appear to be any love lost between the Spruce Kings and southern interior teams, these games may have a different feel than past seasons. With realignment that saw the Spruce Kings and Chiefs move into the Mainland Division this year, Interior Conference squads are no longer divisional rivals. The Rivermen, Coquitlam Express and Surrey Eagles round out the five-team Mainland Division. The Smoke Eaters, Vees, Vipers, Centennials, West Kelowna Warriors and Salmon Arm SilverBacks are battling in the six-team Interior Conference. The leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other five teams compete in the Island Division: the Capitals, Victoria Grizzlies, Nanaimo Clippers, Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Powell River Kings. In a battle of undefeated teams, the Vees play the Warriors in West Kelowna tonight before making the

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ALISTAIR MCINNIS The Prince George Spruce Kings won both their B.C. Hockey League exhibition games against the Trail Smoke Eaters. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 2-0 in the regular season, while the Smoke Eaters are 0-2. So they should have no problem defeating the visitors in tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home opener (7 p.m. at the Coliseum), right? Head coach Dave Dupas knows better than to take the opposition lightly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They come, they play hard,â&#x20AC;? the Spruce Kings bench boss said following a practice Wednesday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re struggling to score any goals here right now so hopefully that continues to stay in here Friday night.â&#x20AC;? The Spruce Kings may also consider themselves fortunate to start the campaign with two wins. The victories were collected at the BCHL Showcase Weekend in Chilliwack, where each of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16 teams played two games from Friday to Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly happy with the whole organization of our team. It was kind of scrambly,â&#x20AC;? Dupas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think it was the case for most of the teams. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best hockey because it was such a short (training) camp for everybody.â&#x20AC;? At the Showcase, the Spruce Kings defeated the Merritt Centennials 4-1 on Saturday before edging the Langley Rivermen 6-5 in overtime on Sunday. Trail also hit the ice against Merritt, a 4-1 defeat on Sunday. In their first game, the Smoke Eaters were hammered 8-1 by the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Penticton Vees visit the Coliseum on Saturday evening. Like the Spruce Kings, the Vees won twice at the Showcase to jump out to a 2-0 start. They picked up a 2-1 win over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday before downing their Okanagan rivals, the Vernon Vipers, with a 3-2 overtime triumph on Saturday. The Vees, by the way, are the defending national junior A champions. They topped the 2011-12 regular season standings with a


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At anything into the results of just two of 56 this time of year, there is hope, promise, along 5th Avenue and Dominion St. The other ductbank will be 450 meters in games. belief and confidence. How long the feellength and will be constructed along Carney and 1st Avenue. These underground Goalie Kirk Thompson is an example ing continues varies from team to team of someone who could and city to city. ductbanks are required to modernize BC Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure. The ductbanks will not be blamed for having The Prince George Spruce be buried within the municipal roadbeds. All roads listed above, including sidewalks a chip on his shoulder. Kings are home this weekHart Last season, Thompson end for the first time in and curbs, will be impacted to facilitate the installation. Beat was the Kings number the 2012/13 BCHL regular one goalie until Ty Swabb season as they entertain the Construction is scheduled to start Monday September 10, 2012. HARTLEYMILLER arrived at the trade deadTrail Smoke Eaters tonight line. Swabb started three and the defending national TrafďŹ c management and rerouting during the proposed four week construction of the four playoff games, all losses to champion Penticton Vees Saturday. window will be required to balance the safety practices of BC Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contractor Merritt, and now is departed. For the The first word that comes to my mind record, Thompson stopped 52 of 58 shots when I think about this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spruce with the continuation of daily activities for the public. Roads, sidewalk and curbs in the first couple of games (2.90 GAA) Kings is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Newâ&#x20AC;? as in mostly new playwill be restored. and has regained his starting position. ers, a new captain, a new division, a new There are many stories of players conference and a new playoff format. similar to Thompson that have either Sure some things remain constant Construction is scheduled to start Monday September 10, 2012. For further been rejected from other teams or even such as the head coach, GM, communiinformation, please contact Bob Gammer at 250 561 4858. rejected from their own team that are cations director and the archaic facility determined to bounce back. (Coliseum) but the team is really about The Spruce Kings had been the doorthe players and that is where significant mats of the BCHL for many seasons prior changes have been made. to last year. 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Wolves host West This weekend, Canada West comes to Prince George for the first time. The first of the UNBC soccer teams to play at home, the Timberwolves’ female squad has a pair of home games. They’ll play a pair of B.C. teams, the Victoria Vikes on Saturday and Fraser Valley Cascades on Sunday. Game time is noon both days. The Timberwolves carry a 0-1-1 record into Saturday’s game. In their first game as a member of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, they tied the Winnipeg Wesmen 0-0 on Saturday. They stayed in Winnipeg on Sunday, suffering a 11-0 blowout at the hands of the Manitoba Bisons in their second Canada West contest. The Bisons are one of three teams sitting atop the 13-team standings with six points. The Trinity Western Spartans and UBC Thunderbirds are also 2-0. Victoria carries a 1-0-1 mark into this weekend. Fraser Valley sports a 1-1 record. On the men’s side, UNBC will return to the road, seeking its first win after a pair of losses to the Vikes on the weekend. They play the Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton on Saturday before travelling to Saskatoon to meet the Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday. In Victoria, the Vikes defeated the Timberwolves 3-1 on Saturday and 8-0 on Sunday.

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Cougars, Blazers wrap up pre-season

They’re a pair of teams which haven’t seen each other since the 2011-12 regular season ended in March. But given their history and Kamloops’ location as Prince George’s closest geographical Western Hockey League rival, it won’t take long for players to reacquaint themselves tonight in the southern interior. The Cougars and Blazers meet at the Interior Savings Centre in a game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. It’ll be the final pre-season contest for both squads, with the regular season beginning in a week. Although it’s only pre-season, teams are closing in on opening day rosters and tonight’s match could give the Cougars an idea what they’ll be up against in the BC Division this season. The Blazers return the core group of players from last season when they topped the fiveteam division. Last in the division and conference in 2011-12, the Cougars will try and return to the playoffs this season. Although they’ve played four pre-season games, tonight marks the Cougars’ first look at a conference opponent. They have three wins and one loss this pre-season. The Blazers will try and finish the preseason undefeated, with four wins in as many games entering the clash with the Cougars. The Cougars open their regular season schedule on Sept. 22 in Everett, Wash.

YT has invited Prince George figure skater Justin Hampole to represent the province at the Sask Skate Invitational, Sept. 28 to 30 in Regina. Hampole is the only skater from this region to receive the

invitation and the only skater from B.C. and the Yukon to compete in his category. This will mark his debut in pre-novice and it represents an opportunity to test his programs before sectionals.

“Justin has moved up four levels in a year and a half. In the Juvenile Men’s event he was the youngest skater in the province and still achieved great results, I am sure he will have some challenges in Pre-Novice,” Ham-

pole’s coach Rory Allen stated in a press release. Hampole was also recently selected to be on the new BC/YT Prospect Team, a squad designed to foster growth in up-and-coming talent.


BASEBALL The Barry Yip RE/ MAX Shooters Gladiators are 2012 Prince George Senior Baseball League champions. The Gladiators celebrated their title after Tuesday evening’s 6-0 win over the Inland Control Services Tigers. The triumph gave them a three games to one victory in the bestof-five championship series. The Tigers drew first blood in the set with a 5-3 win on Aug. 30. The Gladiators responded with a 13-5 victory on Sept. 5. In Game 3 on Sept. 7, the Gladiators outscored the Tigers 9-2.

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Auxiliary Youth Supervisor, Prince George Youth Custody Services Your conďŹ dence and experience assisting youth is your greatest skill, and our greatest assetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Prince George, B.C. Working directly with youth in custody who are involved in the youth justice system and drawing from your skills and expertise, you will reflect positive change for residents, develop a collegial environment with co-workers, and communicate clearly and constructively with supervisors. By the nature of the position and your strength of character, you will maintain trust and honesty with residents and colleagues. In this safety-sensitive position, you will maintain rules and standards of good order and discipline using human relations skills and, where necessary, authority. An expert relationship builder, you will organize, instruct and supervise residents participating in centre activities. Most critically, you will instil a positive influence on residents by role modelling leadership. There are eight auxiliary positions available. The positions are on-call and work a variety of shifts in a 24/7 environment.

Want to learn more? Attend one of our Information Sessions at 7 pm, September 18 and September 25, 2012 at UNBC, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C. in the Senate Chambers of the Administration Building.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, including how to apply by October 1, 2012, visit: YouthSupervisor12863 Connect with us online:

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requires full time Class 1 Drivers. Log hauling & lowbedding experience an asset. For full details and to apply please visit our website at: email:

Superintendent of Maintenance The PGAA is looking for an upbeat, team oriented and safety conscious person to join our organization. Superintendents are accountable to ensure the day-to-day operations of their assigned area of responsibility are managed in a safe, secure, effective, efficient, environmentally friendly, and economical manner. The PGAA offers a competitive wages and benefits. If you are interested in this position and becoming a part of our dynamic team please visit our website at Please submit resumes electronically to: ensuring that “Superintendent” is the subject line. The PGAA thanks in advance all those who submit an application, however only selected candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline: Until Filled The Prince George Airport Authority – On Your Way with YXS

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Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School OPERATORS


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NO Simulators. In-the-seat Training Only Never share equipment REAL WORLD TASKS Job board & placement aid FREE SITE TOURS Classes start every Monday Call 1 399--3853 866--399 1--866 Funding options, Call for details

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TUITION FREE PROGRAM Light Warehouse Training Program

This Free 18-week program trains students in shipping, receiving and job hunting skills. Students will obtain ¿ve certi¿cates; Forklift Introduction, Occupational First Aid -Level One, WHMIS, Occupational Health & Safety and Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Course Offering: September 24, 2012 – February 15, 2013 For more information please contact the CNC Community Education at 250.561.5846

3330 - 22nd Avenue, Prince George, BC V2N 1P8 • Te l ( 2 5 0 ) 5 6 1 - 5 8 4 6 • Fax (250) 561-5861



FoodSafe Level 1 Saturday Oct 6th Tuesday Oct 23rd Saturday Nov 3rd CLASSES TAUGHT AT 7:45AM TO 5PM

Group Rates Available

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Posting #100392 Mt. Waddington Regional Campus

SALES ASSOCIATES Visions Electronics wants to change your life. Are you energetic, loyal, well-groomed and love a challenge? Are you tired of having your income limited to the number of hours you can work? We are the largest Retail Electronics company based in Western Canada and looking for the best salespeople available. No experience is required…just a desire to be the BEST. We offer the highest pay structure in the business, a full benefits package, and promote our managers from the sales floor. No whiners, No lazy people. No room for second place.

Please apply in person at: #142-6333 Southridge Avenue, Prince George

Are you..... • Unemployed / not on El (have not had a El claim within the last 3 years or a maternity/parental claim in the last 5 years) • Not a student • Willing and able to perform the duties required of a warehouse person and the ability to lift and move heavy objects.

Food Handlers • Volunteers Care Givers • In Home Now accepting registration:

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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. Currently hiring experienced Sub-Contract Framers to work in Northern AB. Preference will be given to those with 3+ years of experience in residential framing. Lodgings provided. Send your resume & references: subject line: ATTN: HIRING Dana Mandi EAST INDIAN RESTAURANT REQUIRES: 2 full-time Chefs, 40 hrs per week, $17/hr min 2 yrs exp. 1 Food server supervisor 40 hrs per week $18/hr. Must speak Hindi or Punjabi & English. Drop resume @ 2095 5th Ave. or email:



wanted for Dawson Creek area immediately. Class 1, lowbed and gravel experience necessary. Competitive wages. Fax resume and driver abstract to 250-7823408 or email

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Electrician Armstrong, BC

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking an Electrician to join our team in Armstrong, BC. The Lumber Division in Armstrong is a leading manufacturer of stud products in both domestic and foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program. JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS Competitive wages Development opportunities On-going training Dynamic and challenging environment Stable employment PLC Experience Required Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: and submit your resume by Sept. 23, 2012.

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FOREST WORKERS WANTED Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. (IFS) is recruiting 20 Job Creation Partnership (JCP) Participants to work in the Prince George Community Forest. Work will include the use of chainsaws, brush saws, pruning saws & chippers. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be unemployed, have an active EI claim, or an EI claim that ended during the previous 3 years (5 years for maternity or parental leave). If interested please contact the WorkBC Employment Service Centre at 1511-3rd Avenue, Prince George, B.C. to attend a JCP orientation session. After the orientation, interviews will be held at IFS at 1595 Fifth Avenue, Prince George, B.C. For further information please contact Bruce Barry, RPF at 250-564-4115, Local 238. This project is “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement”.

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East Indian Cooks Wanted Nijjer Food Ltd. dba Dana Mandi & Indian Restaurant a full service Indian restaurant located at 2095 - 5th Ave, Prince George, B.C. needs several ethnic Cooks specializing in Indian Cuisines including sweet making (Mithai). Job duties include menu design and planning, back cooking for banquets, special religious and community events, labour & food cost control, shift supervision and training of employees. Also responsible for preparing orders for out of town deliveries. Minimum 3 years of experience. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset. Salary $ 18/hr. Email resume to

EARN some extra money for Christmas! Canfor’s J.D. Little Forest Centre in Prince George is looking for Seasonal Nursery Workers for our seedling harvest. Working for 5 to 6 weeks starting around October 17th. Two shifts: Morning (7:00 am to 2:00 pm) and Afternoon (2:30 pm to 9:30 pm) Excellent and safe working environment! Ideal Candidate for Employment is physically fit, capable of working on your feet, safety conscious and able to work alongside others in a fast-paced team environment. Drop off your resume at the nursery or e-mail to J.D.Little Forest Centre 6677 Landooz Road Phone: 250-9600165 Directions to nursery: On highway 97 at the top of the hill north of the John Hart Bridge turn right on Northwood Pulp Mill Road and follow for 6 km. At the bottom of the big hill, make first left turn on Landooz Road and follow road for 1 km. Turn left into entrance to nursery.

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 Resident manager wanted couple preferred duties include property management front desk and maintenance Apply to Scott’s Inn 551 11th Ave Kamloops BC V2C 3Y1 email or fax 250372-9444

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

The British Columbia Press Council is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council.

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Excavating & Drainage

FABRICATOR with pressure vessel exp. req’d for M/R union shop. Stable F/T position. Email resume

PRINCE GEORGE busy, full service Pizza Hut restaurant requires full time Food Counter Attendants, $11.00/hour, Food and Beverage Servers, $11.00/hour and cooks $13.00/hour. Cooks must have at least 3 years’ experience. All jobs are full time for 40hrs/week. Mail resumes at Suite 208, 715 Victoria Street Prince George, BC V2L 2K5 or fax 250-561-2549

HEAVY DUTY Mechanic, F/T permanent. Exp. with forestry equipment. Should have good communication, problem solving skills, work independently or as part of a team in all types of field & weather cond. First Aid & WHMIS an asset. Salary based on experience & qualifications. Benefit package avail. Please send resume w/cover letter. Box 714, Creston, BC V0B 1G0, Fax: 250-428-9910, Email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Help Wanted Full Time Journeyman Welder Required in Williams Lake

Duties will include welding repairs, fabrication and repairs to heavy duty industrial equipment. A valid class 5 license and abstract are required. We offer a bene¿t package. Wages are negotiable upon experience. Apply by fax: 250-392-3504 or email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TL’ETINQOX-T’IN GOVERNMENT OFFICE Teaching Position - 1.0 FTE Tl’etinqox School Tl’etinqox School is located on Anaham Reserve 100km west of Williams Lake, BC, and provides educational programming for students K-9. We have a well-equipped facility and feature modern technology, such as computers, smart boards and iPads in our programming. We integrate Tsilhqot’in language and culture across the curriculum, offer small class sizes, and incorporate team teaching that focusses on teacher strengths and interests. We have 1 full-time position available, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will teach selected subjects within grades K-5 depending on interest/specialty areas. Salary is according to the school grid and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Subsidized housing is available adjacent to the school. We offer substantial professional development opportunities to all staff, and encourage a school-wide team approach to teaching. Applicants must have current membership with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch and meet the conditions of the BC Criminal Records Review Act. For more information on the positions, school or community, please contact the Principal, Karen Smith, at (250)394-4293 or via email at, fax (250) 394-4563 or email (application with resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references) attention Karen Smith, by 4:00 pm, Sept 21, 2012.




Apt/Condo for Rent

Boxer Puppies, vet checked with all shots up to date. Parents on premises. $550. 250567-3193


Merchandise for Sale

Good Location $59,900 for a building lot all ready to go with sewer and water at street line. Located close to all amenties at 604 Freeman Street. Call 250-565-4690. MLS

$500 & Under


Electric Hospital bed with rails & 2 mattresses $450 obo (250)964-6819

Commercial or Residential

call Mark 250-614-3028 or


Art/Music/Dancing Guitar instruction for you or your child. Weekly private lessons from a professional guitar teacher. Member of BCPMTA Studio located in home in College Hts area. Learn quickly & properly by notation. Call for more info 250-964-9097 John Early age specialist.

Financial Services

Bath & Kitchen Specialist We bring creative design ideas to the table, as we work closely with you to achieve the perfect remodel. No job too big and none certainly, too small. Call Tom today for free estimate.

250-961-0439 G Gilbert Renovation Year round reno needs. Int/ext, nothing too small. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates! Call Gaetan (250) 560-5845 or 552-7184

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250-277-1677 250-434-4226

Roofing & Skylights Norm’s Roofing *Residential roofing & re-roofing*

WCB & Liability Insured Free Estimates (250)961-4500

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Pets & Livestock

Livestock April Lambs for sale. Naturally Raised $150 each. Call: 250-971-2205

Auto Services

Auto Services

“Your Service Centre”

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Sun Peaks Duplex For Sale

$100 & Under Valley bought horse hay. High nutrient, timothy/broame mix, no rain $3.50 square bale. Phone 250-560-5343

$200 & Under Driest fire wood in town! Split & delivered $180 real cord (250)562-7111


D.R.T. Mini Excavating Ltd.

Automotive Mechanic required in Kamloops BC. Apprentice/journeyman send resume to or fax/phone (250) 372-7333

Real Estate

FIR, split & delivered $150 per truckload (250)640-2870

Trades, Technical

Pets & Livestock


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

Misc. for Sale CENTRAL RV. New and used sea containers. Best prices in B.C. Can Deliver. 20’ New $4200. Used $3000. 8’x10’ new - $2800. 10’x10’ new $4000. (250)314-9522. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Number 5 bear trap for sale $1200 Ph: 250-640-0907

Misc. Wanted

Each side: $449,000 5 bdrms. 3 bath, front & back decks. Exc. revenue opportunity We work with agents! 604-626-7100 www.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


• 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available • Close to hospital & downtown • Rent includes heat, hot water • Elevator to undercover parking • Fridge, stove, quality carpets, drapes • Laundry on each floor • No pets

To Rent Call:

250-561-1447 GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397. Bach $450, 1 bdr. $570, 2 bdr. $680; heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-612-7199 Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571

Carriage Lane Estates


Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Close to CNC and shopping

Real Estate

HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Large 1 & 2 bdrm suites

Houses For Sale $92,500 for this nicely located bachelor pad at 612 Freeman Street. Take a drive by and call Bill Newman, Real Estate Broker to view. 250-565-4690. MLS

Lots 2 acre building lot (219’ x 397’) in city limits. 10862 Jutland Rd $35,000 Ph (250)964-0357

Modular Homes

(250)563-3093 Hardwood floors throughout Heat & Hot water included

1575 Queensway 250-596-9484

HILLSBOROUGH Apts 3820 - 15th Ave

Under New Management Spacious 3 bdrm apts Clean, quiet, secure entrance. Students Welcome. Rental Incentives. No Dogs

Phone 250-596-4555

Modular Homes


2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets

250-564-3162 VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included Call (250)561-1446

Commercial/ Industrial

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL A T • RE Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

Duplex / 4 Plex 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes utilities Reasonably priced. 250-552-1178 Pet friendly, 2 or 3 bdrm, central location. 1 month free for senior. 250-649-8439

Homes for Rent Lower College Heights. 3 br $1300/m N/S, N/P. Call Gary 250-649-6699

Shared Accommodation Coming to PG for school? Quiet, safe, clean, friendly furnished home to share for female student. Avail. Sept. 31. $450. On bus route, own bedroom, share rest of house, Internet incl. Room and board can be negotiated. Sharing house with working woman. References required.

Suites, Upper Fully furnished 1br bsmt Utilities inc. close to cnc, unbc & pine centre 250-564-2443 large bright 1br, F/S, alarm, newer house, close to Van Bien school & bus. $550 util inc. Ph: 250-563-7215


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September 14, 2012 edition of the Prince George Free Press