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Residents’ need to step up Eliminate attractants, reduce bear encounters AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter He paws at the cage and yawns. “This is a relatively small bear,� Conservation officer Ryane McIntyre says, shinning a penlight into the bear trap. “He’s about two or three years old.� The bear eyes us from the bars and makes a loud huffing noise. It’s intimidating, surprisingly loud and followed by a popping sound. “He’s showing us his dominance,� McIntyre explains. “It’s his way of showing his aggression.� This is not the first bear this season McIntyre has been forced to destroy, in fact it’s number 11 in a month. The animal in her trap, Tuesday morning, was caught the previous evening in the West Fraser Road area. Titled a “problem� bear, it had laid claim to a food source in a resident’s yard. That food source was a fruit tree, one of the most common attractants of wildlife – and one of the main reasons McIntyre is forced to destroy the animal. “That’s the only thing I can do,� she said. “We do not relocate the animal.� Which is why McIntyre says education is pivotal. Conservation regularly hands out information in neighbourhoods experiencing bear sightings. The two biggest concerns lie with proper garbage storage and maintaining fruit trees. “You have to hack it down or prune it right back,� McIntyre explained. As for garbage, it needs to be stored, just prior to disposal at

a designated facility. Sounds easy enough, but many residents fail to comply, resulting in Conservation handing out Dangerous Wildlife Protection Orders. The order specifies action and gives a strict timeline for compliance. If compliance is an issue, the culprit is slapped with a fine to the tune of $575. Since September, Quesnel Conservation has received more than 193 calls, from all areas of the city. “We currently have two family units in Southhills, a unit in Red Bluff, a couple of sightings in Dragon Lake, a family unit in Bouchie Lake, sightings in Hixon, Carson and Johnston Sub, West Fraser and Kersley... they’re kind of everywhere,� she said. Once bears have become a “nuisance� or have “claimed� a food source, McIntyre is

forced to attend the scene, remove the bear and destroy it. Hence the need for compliance. “People need to simply start taking responsibility,� she said. “It’s your tree, it’s your garbage, it’s your problem – clean it up.� McIntyre also recommends using bear horns, bear bangers (or pots and pans), tagging the bear with a paintball gun, or a slingshot – all as deterrents if a bear is spotted on your property. “Lastly, regarding dogs, have the dog restrained and/or call it back if it pursues the bear,� she said. “Sows will fight to the death to protect their cubs.� For more information, www. and www.env. index.html.

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Hotel seeks $17K from Quesnel guest TIM PETRUK Kamloops This Week An alleged fraudster from Quesnel is being sued by a downtown Kamloops hotel after skipping out on a bill of more than $17,000, court documents claim. The Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre filed a notice of claim in Kamloops provincial court last week seeking $17,332.01 from Austin Smith for room fees, food, inroom movies, phone charges and laundry services it claims to have provided earlier this year.

The documents claim Smith, 55, stayed at The Thompson for about three months, from Feb. 21 to May 30. Since then, the hotel claims, the former guest has offered a string of excuses about where the money is. According to the documents, Smith has told managers at The Thompson his credit card was stolen, has claimed personal medical issues and has said his cellphone wasn’t receiving calls at various times while being hounded for payment. “Austin will text to say he’s going to

Gold Pan transit seeking input You can help shape the future of public transportation in the Gold Pan City. As a pivotal part of a BC Transit Service Review, we are asking transit riders to fill in a travel survey. Surveys can be found on BC Transit buses between Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. Plus an online survey will be live on BC Transit’s website from Oct. 10 – Oct. 31. We want to know how often you ride transit, what destinations are most frequented and where transit takes you. Results from the travel survey will be included when BC Transit presents its complete service review to Quesnel City Council in the spring of 2013 with a series of recommendations to ensure transit remains efficient and effective. The review will analyze specific routes within the current system to determine if they are meeting community needs now, and into the future. The service review will look to optimize the existing schedule and to reallocate resources for potential expansion. Additionally, it will examine the schedule and frequency of Route #2 Red Bluff, the possible need for more service on Route #3 North Fraser and Express Bus options between Downtown Quesnel and the South Quesnel Shopping area. All residents are encourage to participate in the BC Transit travel survey online at www.

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be in town, and has been seen in town, but he never follows through and still there is no payment on this account,” the documents read. At one point, the hotel claims, Smith handed over a $14,000 cheque, but the bank said there was no money available in the associated account. When contacted by KTW, Smith claimed to be waiting for payment himself. “I did stay — actually, other people had stayed there under my name,” he said. “The hotel is owed

At one point, the hotel claims, Smith handed over a $14,000 cheque, but the bank said there was no money available in the associated account. some money.” He also took issue with the dollar value in the court documents. “That sounds pretty high,” he said. “That amount, $17,000, that’s a

lot of money at any hotel.” Smith is facing trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Quesnel later this month on three charges — fraud over $5,000, uttering a forged document and forgery. The Crown alleges Smith ripped off the Quesnel Lacrosse Association over a 14-month period ending in March 2009. Smith has not yet filed a response to The Thompson’s lawsuit, but he has spoken to his lawyer. He said he hopes to meet with the hotel soon.

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PUBLIC HEARING Rezoning/OCP Amendment ‒ 2580 Nazko Road 7:30 p.m., October 10, 2012 at Bouchie Lake Hall OCP Amendment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional District Oĸcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 1366, 1985 (Quesnel Fringe Area) by redesignaƟng the property described below: Bylaw No. 4756 Part of District Lot 3363, Cariboo District, Except Plan EPP4300, from Resource Area designaƟon to Single Family ResidenƟal (Unserviced) designaƟon Purpose for RedesignaƟon: To consolidate 2,448 sq. m of land from District Lot 3363 with adjacent Lot 11, Plan 16515 to deal with an onsite sewerage system encroachment.

Rezoning Amendment

The CRD has also received an applicaƟon to amend Quesnel Fringe Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3504, 1999 by rezoning the property described below:

Owners of dump trucks are invited to place their names on our call-out list for snow removal. The City pays $78.00 per hour for snow removal.

Owners of loaders and /or backhoes are invited to place their names on our call-out list for the plowing of City residential driveway entrances. Machinery must be available on twohours notice.

Bylaw No. 4757 Part of District Lot 3363, Cariboo District, Except Plan EPP4300, from Resource/Agricultural (RA 1) zone to ResidenƟal 2 (R 2) zone (minimum lot size – 4000 sq. m (R 2) if unserviced lot)(maximum density – 1 lot aŌer consolidaƟon)

To qualify, all dump trucks must be equipped with a 12 yard dump box with a 20 inch extended sideboard on the passenger’s side and a 10 inch extended sideboard on the driver’s side.

To qualify, all loaders must be equivalent to a 926 Caterpillar with backhoes equivalent to a 310D John Deere model. Include in your registration, your hourly charge out rate.

Purpose for Rezoning: To consolidate 2,448 sq. m of land from District Lot 3363 with adjacent Lot 11, Plan 16515 to deal with an onsite sewerage system encroachment.

Applicants MUST submit with their application, proof of Workers’ Compensation Board current standings and number, a 2012 City business license and a minimum of $2 million public liability insurance.

The subject property is located at 2580 Nazko Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Robert & Nicole Zappone.

Application forms are available at City Hall (410 Kinchant Street) and the Public Works Office (21 Johnston Bridge Loop).

Completed forms must be submitted NOT LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 at either of the addresses noted above. Inquiries may be directed to 250-992-6330 during regular office hours.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Museum and Heritage Commission The Quesnel Museum and Heritage Commission is a volunteer board reporting to City Council. The Commission plays an active role in providing direction and recommending policy to Council for the operation of the Quesnel Museum & Archives. The Commission also has a strong mandate for community heritage awareness and conservation. The Commission consists of one Council member, one CRD Northern Director and eight members selected at large appointed for a two-year term. There are multiple vacancies to be filled at this time. No previous museum experience is required. Of importance is your enthusiasm for local history and community heritage conservation as well as your interest to help establish policy and a vision for the Quesnel museum. The Commission meets monthly or as business requires. Letters of interest will be accepted until October 26, 2012. Please include a brief explanation outlining your specific interest in becoming a member and any applicable training and experience you have that could be considered beneficial for this position. For additional information please call Elizabeth Hunter, Museum and Heritage Manager at 250-992-9580.

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Submit applications to the attention of Jeff Norburn, General Manager Community Services at City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, by fax to 250-992-2206, or by e-mail to

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon. WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing. The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, #102-410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, between 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from October 3, 2012 to October 10, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from October 3, 2012 to October 10, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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Quesnel mayor, Mary Sjostrom has been chosen as president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). “I feel very excited to be in this position,” Sjostrom said. “I’ve made my way up and gone from third vice-president to second vice-president to finally becoming president. “It’s been a goal of mine.” Having already been an executive member of UBCM for eight years, Sjostrom is looking forward to using her experience and knowledge during her term as president. “My past years at UBCM have helped me gain experience, which will be an asset as president,” she explained. “I’ve learned it’s about partnerships.” Sjostrom will have a group of assistants who will be able to attend events which would require Sjostrom to travel. “If there’s a 30 minute event in the Lower Mainland, I can send one of the assistants to that,” Sjostrom explained. “I don’t want to be on that plane once or twice a week.” Although she will try to limit her traveling within the province to be an efficient president, Sjostrom will be traveling to Ottawa in

Quesnel mayor Mary Sjostrom is looking forward to her term as UBCM president. Observer file photo

November. “Being president of UBCM means I will be representing the area as a whole to different associations,” she said. “I’ll be traveling to Ottawa in November to present resolutions UBCM has been working on as well as lobby the government.” Sjostrom was pleased with the attendance at

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this year’s convention, noting three out of the four first nations municipalities and districts were represented. At the 2012 UBCM convention, 222 resolutions were submitted, of which 174 were admitted for debate. Of those, 156 resolutions were endorsed, the same number as during the 2011 convention. As part of Sjostrom’s presidency, she will be creating a Twitter account, to be able to quickly relay information to those who will follow her account. “Having a Twitter account is a requirement for UBCM president,” Sjostrom explained. “I’ve never had a Twitter account, I’ve never tweeted, so I’m looking forward to using this new platform to communicate.” Although being the president of UBCM will take Sjostrom away from Quesnel, she feels she’ll be able to juggle the two commitments well. “I’m going to be very busy, but it’s not going to take away from my work as the mayor of the city of Quesnel,” she said. Incorporated by an Act of the provincial legislation in 1959, UBCM aims to “represent and serve all local governments in BC,” according to their mission statement. Keep checking back in your Observer for updates on Sjostrom’s UBCM presidency.


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City upgrading transit fleet Two new “Vicinity” buses will make the Quesnel transit rounds following Council’s decision to upgrade the fleet. Council approved using the new models to replace two aging Ford “Polars” currently in the Quesnel Transit fleet that are due to be replaced in 2013. In addition, a third Polar will be replaced by a new “Arboc” model. The Vicinity is a low-floor bus with seating for 23, plus 16 standees and two wheelchair spots. It is light, quiet and delivers good fuel economy while meeting strict emissions standards. Replacing the three older models with two Vicinities and an Arboc will save the city about $6,300 annually in lease payments.

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Other news • Council approved two new members being named to the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation Board. Jorge Busca and Greg Andrews will serve two-year terms. • The city will offer free handyDART transit service for Veterans wishing to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. The city’s transit operator, Five Five Transport, is providing a driver, while BC Transit is cost sharing the service with the city

(about $300 for the city). • The city will renew a five-year lease agreement with the Baker Creek Enhancement Society. The Society operates the Nature Education and Resource Centre on the top floor of the concession building in the West Fraser Timber Park. • Council approved a development permit that allows new paint, trim and signage for the Crosswater Retail building at 397 Kinchant Street (at the corner of St. Laurent Avenue). • Reid Street will come alive with trick-or-treaters on October 31. The Quesnel Downtown Association requested that the street be closed at 3:30 p.m.

to allow its annual Halloween March to take place. The march begins at the 200 block of Reid Street, ends at the Safeway parking lot, and is expected to take about 30 minutes. • Council will write a letter of support for the Dakelh and Community Housing Society for a grant application designed to improve affordable housing in the community. The grant would help the organization develop a business plan and budget to further support their goals. One long-term goal is to provide more housing and support for those at risk of becoming homeless.

Important date October 27 –

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Proclamations October – Accessible Parking Awareness Month October – Foster Family Appreciation Month October 11 – International Day of the Girl October 22 to 27 –Child Development Week Next Regular Council Meeting: Monday October 22, 7 p.m. Next Delegation/ Committee of the Whole Meeting: Monday October 15, 7 p.m. Next North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee Meeting: Tuesday October 9, 5:30 p.m.

The Quesnel Search and Rescue Society has the green light to add two, 600-squarefoot additions to its current facility at 14 Johnston Loop. The additions will be used to add training, storage and office space to the original building, constructed in 2010. The Society operates on city land under a lease agreement and uses the old “minigolf” building for storage. That building will be demolished once the upgrades are complete.

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In 2005, one of my first public policy challenges as an MLA was the provincial government’s decision to regulate BC’s “farm gate” sales of meat products. This past weekend, seven years later, I hosted a town hall (the most recent in a long line of such meetings) with our agriculture community to try and figure out where the BC Liberals are going on this issue. Farm gate sales (on-farm meat slaughter, local processing, and direct sales to customers) have contributed to our regional economy for a very long time and there has never been documentation presented to the Legislature to justify the government’s decision to regulate this activity as significantly as it initially attempted to do.

Sadly, we’ve only avoided an even more complete collapse of local BC meat production in some regions because otherwise law-abiding producers have quietly gone “underground” with their farm gate sales. In 100 Mile House there’s been a revolt against the new regulations and producers there have publicly broadcast that they will continue to carry out farm gate sales as they did before the new regulations came into effect.

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To add insult to injury, the Liberal government’s efforts to regulate and establish an inspection regime for farm gate sales have been, to put it mildly, an unmitigated disaster from the start. The continued confusion and uncertainty surrounding the implementation and future of this legislation, along with the incremental costs imposed on this sector as a result of the regulations, has forced many local meat producers and processors out of business.

Airshow costs Council received a report regarding the cost to the city to host Skyfest 2012. In-kind support (personnel and materials) cost about $10,000, not including RCMP and fire department personnel. The city also provided $3,000, which the Quesnel SkyFest Society used to offset the price of fuel for performers. Staff reported that the event went very well, with no mishaps or major issues.

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We need this issue addressed immediately, before more local meat producers and processors decide to call it quits. I’m heartened by the fact that the new Minister of Agriculture has publicly stated fixing this mess is one of his priorities and I will gladly work with him to make sure we finally resolve this matter.

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Congratulations to Scott Thompson for successfully achieving his Red Seal Inter Provincial Plumbing T.Q & Gas T.Q. From all of us here at The Great Indoors HVAC Company And a sincere Thank You to all those who supported Scott throughout his apprenticeship, his success is also your success.

Way to go Scott!

151 Reid Street Phone 250.991.0033 We make your INDOORS GREAT!

Seasons House invites the public to their annual fundraiser Spend The Night in the Cold.

Cariboo Regional District


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Community encouraged to spend the night Homelessness Action Week is Oct. 7 – 13. This is an opportunity provincewide to bring awareness and education to the members of our province and community on the extent of homelessness, the causes and solutions. In Quesnel, hundreds of individuals access the Emergency Shelter Program at Seasons House due to being homeless or at risk of homelessness. We serve people of all ethnicities, ages, backgrounds and sexes. In Canada, poverty is the leading cause of homelessness. Other factors leading to homelessness include a shortage in affordable and safe housing, mental illness and addictions, as well as lack of access to health and social supports individuals. Roughly half of all Canadians live in fear of poverty and 49 per cent polled believe they might be poverty stricken if they missed one or two pay cheques. Lack of affordable housing is a large concern for many people in our community. Recently,

the BC Non-Profit Housing Association released a report on the need for affordable housing across B.C. and noted that 150,000 to 200,000 new rental units will be required by 2036 based on the growing and changing population. In Quesnel, there is a long waitlist for people trying to get into affordable housing units who are struggling with very limited resources. Seasons House operates an Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing units in Quesnel that provided food and shelter to hundreds of people in Quesnel last year. As the social problem of homelessness is very close to our organization, we thought this was a great opportunity to again educate our own community and welcome them to be a part of the solution. As an annual event and Season’s House’s annual fundraiser we are spending the night in Lebourdais Park, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. – Oct. 13, 9 a.m. We would like to invite all members of the community out to join us for this event. There will be live music, a barbeque, and a soccer game

for anyone who would like to participate. Pledge packages are available for pick-up at Seasons House for individuals willing to

collect pledges and spend the night in the cold with us. For more information, or to find out other ways you can support

Seasons House, please call us at 250-9910222. Submitted by Seasons House Executive Director, Melanie MacDonald.


APPLICATION FOR A STRUCTURAL CHANGE TO A LIQUOR PRIMARY CLASS LICENSED ESTABLISHMENT The undersigned has applied pursuant to the provisions of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, to the General Manager, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC, for a structural change which resulted in the addiƟon of a new paƟo causing an increase in the occupant load to a “Liquor Primary” license to operate a licensed establishment situated at: 1800 Blackwater Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 7A5 – Cariboo Golf Course Club House (Type of Establishment)



Established in 1976, Mr. Burrows’ organization built a strong reputation of providing quality accounting services to their clients.

Lot 1, District Lots 357 and 8633, Cariboo District, Plan 33493, Except Plans PGP39471, PGP39694 and PGP40621

FBC is excited about the opportunity to continue to build on the legacy that Mr. Burrows created and looks forward to welcoming our new clients to FBC. We’ll continue to maintain the current office at 138 McLean Street, Quesnel. However, we also make house calls. We’ll come to your business or home at a time convenient to you. With an office in Kelowna, FBC now has a stronger presence in British Columbia. Our team currently supports over 800 small businesses in British Columbia, providing them with the tax expertise they rely on to minimize their taxes and maximize the credits and grants available to them.

(Full DescripƟon of Site Including Street or Legal Address)

(Name of Applicant) Cariboo ProperƟes Ltd. (Ramona Karen Reid) The above type of license permits: 1. The Service of: a) All types of liquor for on-premise consumpƟon as approved by the General Manager. 2. The hours of sale are: a) Between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm, Monday to Saturday and 11:00 am and 11:00 pm on Sunday 3. Occupant Load increase from 43 persons to 125 persons.

Led by Grant Diamond, Operations Manager, our BC Members benefit every day from the experience, knowledge and commitment to delivering a superior customer experience. To find out how you can benefit from a relationship with FBC, please contact us at 250.992.5171 or $ERXW)%& FBC is Canada’s Small Tax SpecialistsTM. With 13 offices from Ontario to British Columbia, our 300 employees support over 50,000 Canadians to achieve their personal and business goals. Founded in 1952, our mission is to make life less taxing for our Members. Our industry-leading Membership model provides our Members with year-round access to tax services, bookkeeping and estate planning specifically designed to put more money in our Members’ pockets. To learn about The FBC AdvantageTM visit 138 McLean Street, Quesnel 250.992.5171

A public meeƟng for the purpose of hearing all persons who have an interest in the liquor license applicaƟon will be held in the Bouchie Lake Hall at 7:00 pm on October 10, 2012. Residents and businesses located within a one-half mile radius of the proposed site are requested to register any comments by wriƟng before October 10, 2012 to: Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 1-800-665-1636 or (250) 392-3351 Facsimile: (250) 392-2812

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OPINIONS Listen up


anadians are not tuning into the presidential election as much as they should be. Yes, analysts have flat-out said the president’s main focus post election will be U.S. economics – jobs, taxes, debt. But as we’ve been witness to, our economy is closely linked to our neighbour’s. Which stands to reason why we should be watching what’s happening during America’s “economy election”. Case in point: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has gone on record with his “energy independence” strategy. The platform includes close partnerships with Canada and Mexico and approval of the Keystone Pipeline in Alberta. “Mitt will approve the Keystone XL pipeline, establish a new regional agreement to facilitate cross-border energy investment, promote and expand regulatory cooperation with Canada and Mexico and institute fast-track regulatory approval processes for cross-border pipelines and other infrastructure,” Romney’s website states. This is in direct contradiction to President Barrack Obama, who is an advocate for “investing in clean energy made here in America.” The Obama team denied the 830,000 barrel-a-day pipeline, citing green concerns and opting for “home-grown” energy solutions. The plan, potentially, is working as the U.S., is on its way to being the most energy independent since 1991. Two very different opinions, on one very important topic for many Canadians. But regardless of views on pipelines, or how politics is run in the U.S. or party preference – Canadians need to pay attention to the candidate platforms, their view on the economy, their plans to move forward and whether their politics and promises are feasible. Whether we want to admit it or not, our American neighbours have a huge influence our past, present and future economics – even if we can’t vote, we should at least inform ourselves. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

Puppies are part of the family O

na diapers they beautiful were wearing. walk “Look Mom,” around the lake six-year-old last week I passed Daisy had said something that excitedly. made me do a “Lola and Lori Welbourne double take. It Charlie don’t On A Brighter Note was a dog in a need the doggy stroller. door. They can “Excuse me,” I asked the just go in their diapers!” lovely lady pushing the pup. Charlie was the first “Is your dog unable to to break free from his walk?” Pampers, and Lola quickly “Oh he can walk just followed. fine,” the lady giggled. “That’s okay,” my nine“But his little leggies can’t year-old-son said, consoling keep up so I push him in his sister. a buggy or carry him in a “It’s better if they go in poochy purse.” the yard. Their fur could be “Is he a Chihuahua?” I hard to clean.” asked. Since then the kids have “Yes,” she replied. been periodically dressing “His name is Sugar. He’s them up in different items my baby.” whenever they think of it. Clearly. They’ve never taken them Dressed in sweet doggy for a walk in a stroller duds, the sight of him though. reminded me of the day a I’m sure they would if we few years ago when I came actually owned one. home to witness our two “How often do you walk house-training puppies him?” I asked the lady by running around in circles the lake. trying to get out of the “Twice a day,” she said

earnestly. “He becomes a real Grumpy Gus if he doesn’t get his fresh air and exercise.” Meeting Sugar and his doting “mother” had me reflecting on how many of us humanize our dogs in one way or another. If we didn’t, pet clothing and accessories wouldn’t have become the multibillion dollar business that it now is. Yet there are some who find the entire idea ludicrous. “Anyone who lets their dog in the house is an idiot,” my older friend stated aggressively. “Dogs belong outside, not bringing nasty germs and parasites indoors.” As one of those “idiots” who not only allows my dogs in the house but on the bed as well, I bristled at his harsh remark. But with his opinion of dogs as mere farm animals, my pups and I must look as extreme to him as Sugar

and his owner did to me. The way I see it, our pets are an important part of our family and we like having them around. If they were strictly back yard dogs I’d hardly ever see them. Every home is different and what works in one family doesn’t necessarily work in another. Perhaps if my dogs weighed 100 pounds instead of 20, I’d keep them outside too. And maybe if they were just two pounds each with little leggies, I’d be purchasing a stroller or poochy purse just like Sugar’s. I’d insist on my husband walking them in that way though. I’d pay top dollar for a picture of that. More columns, blogs, cartoons and videos can be found at LoriWelbourne. com. Lori Welbourne is a Black Press columnist, www.


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

Tracey Roberts Publisher/Adv. Mgr.

Autumn MacDonald Editor

Lorrie Milsom Production Mgr.

Advertising Consultants: Karen Powell Ad Designer: Terry Bordeleau Editorial Staff: Annie Gallant - Assistant Editor, Danika Hébert - Reporter Front Office:

Jonas Gagnon - Sports Reporter Trina Wiebe

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FEEDBACK With thanks Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I would like to express my gratitude publicly for the many blessings in my life. First, I am overwhelmingly thankful to my ancestors who chose to settle in Canada and thereby ensure my citizenship as a Canadian. I am thankful to my parents who decided to move to Quesnel along with their family of three children 64 years ago. Thank you to this community where my late husband was born and raised and who I married 61 years ago, parenting together four children. I am grateful to the teachers and volunteer activity leaders who contributed to them becoming people with unquestionable integrity. I am thankful for the happy lives my family established here through my husband’s successful business pursuits and my opportunity to serve this community in an elected public life for many years. Heartfelt thanks to all volunteers who make this city so liveable. It is people who make the biggest difference in our lives. I am grateful for many friendships forged while pursuing my interests. Thank you to the people who cheerfully provide commercial services that we rely on. We are fortunate to have appropriate medical facilities and personnel with access to referrals in the neighbouring city of Prince George, UNBC, located there provides educational and cultural opportunities at lower cost than previously available. Thank you for all the community leadership over the past years. Thanks to our current mayor, Mary Sjostrom and her council. She has been honoured by her peers in being selected as the incoming president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. I admire her ability to lead with grace despite some recent challenges within council. Special thanks to Maeford Assisted Living Residence, my current home and to all the staff who look so well after tenants needs. Because of my gratitude for a lengthy, happy and rewarding life in this community, my prayers are for cooperative and respectful efforts to its wellbeing by everyone in a position to make a difference. Gratefully yours, Gloria Lazzarin Quesnel

Letters to the Editor

Perfect produce The final Farmers Market of the season is Oct. 13. Local vendors and entertainment will be in full force celebrating another successful year. Annie Gallant photo

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

Quesnel Olde Time

Lots of early greens, baking, meats and crafts available.

See you there!!

October 6 TJS

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May 5th - Oct. 13th /2012 8:30am to 1pm • Helen Dixon Grounds

October 13 Giant Pumpkin Contest

Do you want to perform at the market? Call 250-747-3491


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QToday looking for feedback


ell here we are again with exciting news on what is happening on QToday – your community programming for Quesnel. This week features hosts Allison Duddy and Nate Bello. These two will bring you the highlights on news stories which have appeared this past week provided by our partnership with the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. For more details on all of these stories you can pick up a copy of your local newspaper at various locals throughout town. Featured this week is the Not Guilty verdict of Kenneth Price. He was charged with second-degree murder after an incident in July 2009 at the brown cabins on Lewis Drive. The jury commenced deliberations Wednesday afternoon, coming back with the not guilty verdict Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. And also from the pages of Friday’s Observer, from Black Press, a dead US inmate has been named by RCMP as the murderer of one of the 18 young women in BC’s longrunning Highway of Tears police probe. Bobby Jack Fowler died in an Oregon prison in 2006 but his DNA was matched this year to evidence from the killing of 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen while she was hitchhiking near Lac La Hache in 1974. A photo of Fowler in 1972 as well as a later photo will be displayed during this segment of the program in case it helps to jog anyone’s memory.

Anyone who knew Bobby Jack Fowler during 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s are urged to call RCMP, 1-877-543-4822. Also featured is a commentary on Independent Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson decision to post his expenses online. In an article in Friday’s Observer, Simpson said “out of respect for taxpayers” he believes “it’s important for all MLAs to be open about expenses sooner rather than later.” He also suggests that without systems in place to ensure full transparency for MLA spending, public cynicism toward politics and politicians will only increase. Our feature this week is an interview with our correspondent Bert deVink conducted with Sean Beckett. Sept. 7, Sean walked out of his house on Vaughn Street and saw the home of Joan Huxley across the street on fire. He ran over and entered the burning house, found Huxley still inside, and got her out safely. On radio newscasts Beckett was called a hero. Another weekly feature of QToday is community calendar where you will find listing of events which are slated for the near future. You don’t want to miss out on such things as the Quesnel Art Gallery’s new show as well as Yuk Yuks and April Wine – all shown in this segment. Don’t forget: Sutton’s Shutters. Dave was out in the community this last weekend and took some photos at a couple of different events. You can take a look at these

photos of Les Dewalski playing at the farmer’s market and also a few from Crooner’s Café. An added feature this week ‘From the Archives’ will be a condensed version of an interview with local writer Lin Weich. Dorine Lamarche interviewed Lin last season and many people asked for this piece to be replayed. Look to Friday’s programming to also include a report on the Skyfest meeting Wednesday at city hall to discuss the feasibility of continuing with this popular event which is proposed for the long weekend in August 2013. Later in the month, look to QToday to do a feature on the partnering of Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation (QCEDC) and the Quesnel Air Quality Roundtable. The two groups are presenting a forum Oct. 12 on the link between air quality and economic development. Remember, QToday wants to hear from you. Do you have suggestions of events to cover; do you have wonderful footage you want to share? QToday airs on shaw tv as well as on social media! We also want to hear your comments about our show. How are we doing? So until we meet again in print – enjoy this outstanding Cariboo autumn weather. QToday can watched on Cable 10 daily, 8 a.m., noon, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. or at or on QToday. Sharon MacDonald is editor of QToday.

With heavy hearts the family of

Beatrice Warden wish to announce her peaceful passing on October 3, 2012 Surrounded by her family, Bea was at peace and we are certain she enjoyed her final days.

A celebration of Life will be held on October 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Kinchant St. Tea to follow at the Legion. In lIeu of flowers donations can be made to the GR. Baker Hospital Auxiliary or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #94.

Join the Quesnel Board of Education in celebrating the work of teachers.

162 Front St. Quesnel ph 250.992.8847

~ Serving Quesnel for over 20 Years

Every September, Shoppers Drug Mart® stores across Canada set up a Tree of Life in support of women’s health, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to women’s health initiatives in your community. Over the years, you’ve contributed over $17 million and we’re hoping you’ll help us make a difference again this year. Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart between September 29 and October 26 and buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), an acorn ($10) or a cardinal ($50) to help women’s health grow in your community. To find out which women’s charity your local Shoppers Drug Mart store supports, visit

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& UNBC Nursing Class of 2013 Silent Auction Join us on Tuesday October 9th at 7pm

Nancy O's Restaurant 1261 3rd Avenue, Prince George


Attend for your chance to win a trip!

Space is limited - please RSVP by Friday October 5 or (250) 564 8116 Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Prince George, 542 Central Street East BC REG: 28982

Fall favourites Autumn in the Cariboo showcases the beauty of changing seasons. Dave Sutton photo







The BC Cancer Agency will be awarding its annual Community Care Award to someone who is making a difference in the lives of those living with cancer. Nominations are being accepted for anyone who provides exemplary cancer care and support in the province, including: pharmacists, nutritionists, physicians, counselors, educators, and volunteers. Nominees must work in one or more of the following areas: Direct cancer patient care, research, education or supportive services The recipient will receive a plaque, public recognition and a $300 cash award, which will be presented at the BC Cancer Agency’s Annual Cancer Conference banquet on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. Nomination forms can be found on communitycareaward and can be submitted until midnight October 12, 2012.


Interfaith Symposium Sunday, October 7th, 2012


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3:00pm - 6:30 pm College of New Caledonia 100 Campus Way

“How to Deal with Economic & Morality Crises?�

“You’re not invincible. HIV can infect anyone.� – DAVID, AKA BLACK BEAR MAN Son, father, and Positive Frontline Warrior


Conference organized by: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, BC

In Cooperation with North Star Church Sikh Temple International Society of Krisna Consciousness (ISKCON) Theravada Forest tradition.

Pastor Norm, Botterill will be representing Christianity, Mr. Brian Ruhu presenting Buddhism perspective, Mr. Bhava Dasa will represent Hindu Faith, Mr. Jasbir Singh Dulai will represent Sikhism views and Mr. Muhammad Afzal Mirza will present Islamic point of view on the topic.


Hadhrat Ahmad (a.s)


HIV is a real concern within our communities. You can contract HIV primarily through unprotected sex and by sharing needles. HIV can live in your body for years without you knowing and all the while you can be passing it to others. At least 25 per cent of people who are HIV+ do not know and these 25 per cent are estimated to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections. Northern Health, in collaboration with its community partners, is working with the Province of BC to prevent the spread of HIV by expanding HIV testing, treatment, and support services to British Columbians.

Educate: Test: Share:

Educate yourself, your family and your friends about HIV. Visit today. The only way to know you are not positive is by getting tested. Request an HIV test today. Please share your new knowledge about HIV with others, and please encourage everyone to get an HIV test.


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OPENING SOON Don’t forget to check your decal... We’ll help you renew.


JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE GROUP across from the Post Office

333 Reid St. • 250-992-6611

Tis the Season for Preserves • Garden Fresh Veggies Beets, Carrots, Onions, Potatoes & Parsnips


Check Today’s Classifieds for the Answers

Koster’s Farm

1559 West Fraser Rd. (7 kms past Correlieu)


Open: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am - 8 pm Sat. 3 - 6 pm Sundays. Please call ahead.

Also see us at the Farmer’s Market

OctoberFest Oct. 13th 2012

Quesnel Lions Senior Housing Fund raiser.

SUDOKU How to play: • Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9 • Each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9 • And each set of 3 by 3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9.

Like to Walk?

Make some cash while you do! We will PAY YOU to deliver the Cariboo Observer on Wednesdays and Fridays.

ROUTES ARE AVAILABLE Try it! You’ll Like It! Call 250-992-2121 to see what routes are available.


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Please give generously when a canvasser comes to call, or donate online at

Dinner Dinner && Dance Dance with with 33 bands bands @ @ Seniors Seniors Centre. Centre. BarDinner Opens6:30pm 5:30pm, Excellent music, great Dinner 6:30pm food. All funds go to the Excellent music,Senior great Quesnel Lions food. AllHousing. funds go to the Quesnel Lions Senior Family Night Under 12Housing. Free 12-6 $10 Tickets $25/person Adults $25

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Do you have a story? Contact Annie at Ph: 992-2121 Fax: 992-5229 annie@ A13


Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Women’s Fall Challenge The 19th Annual Women’s Fall challenge saw 541 women of all ages and abilities complete the event. The oldest was 87 and the youngest, four delightful six-year-olds. Organizer Cathy Walsh said this year there were more out-oftowners than ever before, including 14 members of the Tsihqot’in Tribal Council in the Chilcotin and women from Whitehorse, Yukon. She also said many participants mentioned the tremendous enthusiasm generated by the volunteers on bikes, staffing signs and watering stations and all along the route. “It was a wonderful mix of serious athletes and those having a good time for a good cause and it was a glorious day,” Walsh added. Those looking for individual results can visit Stride and Glide’s website or look for the link on the WFC website. Mikey McDonald photos

Start something – Be a Big Brother or Big Sister By building a friendship with a young person, you will have started something BIG What if every child was set on the right path? BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Wouldn’t that be something? OF QUESNEL Call 250-992-7257 or drop by the 368 Vaughan St. 250-992-7257 Little Big House, 368 Vaughan


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LIFESTYLES “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 •

Elks donate apples

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012

For the first time, Quesnel Elks are donating 1,000 pounds of apples to the schools in the district and local shelters including Salvation Army Food Bank, Seasons House, Grace Young Centre and Quesnel Day Program. The local lodge hopes to make it an annual event as other lodges in the region have done. Elks Lodges in Prince George, McBride, MacKenzie, Williams Lake, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake and Quesnel have partnered with Osoyoos Elks and two orchards to be able to provide this service. The orchards supply the fruit and then seven of the Elks Lodges in this region have it transported to Prince George where it is distributed to each lodge and the members donate the fruit to their respective community groups. Elks’ Richard Bergeron, left, Ralph Scott, Duncan Patterson, Coline MacKenzie Valerie Bergeron photo and daughter Alexis with the load of apples for distribution in Quesnel.

2012 Rotary Auction set Since 1957, Rotary Club of Quesnel has conducted an annual radio auction of goods and services, generously donated by businesses and individuals, with the net proceeds directed towards local community projects. Once again this year, the Auction will be conducted live by way of Shaw Community Channel 10 and The Wolf 100.3FM, during the evenings of November 26 – 28, and the net proceeds will be primarily contributed to the fundraising efforts of Waveriders Swim Club and Quesnel Sealions Swim Club to purchase and install a purpose-designed time clock at the Quesnel & District Recreation Centre. “Quesnel swimmers have achieved remarkable things but not having a time clock means we are still using hand-held technology which prevents us

from holding official swim meets,” Angela Swyers of Waveriders Swim Club said. “The time clock will enable all swimmers to monitor their progress and, more important, open up the opportunities to bring competition to Quesnel instead of always having to travel out of town.” “We are delighted to be a part of this project,” 2012-13 Rotary Club President Keith Corbett said. “We are impressed at how far the two swim clubs have come with this initiative, and believe our Radio-TV Auction is the ideal venue for us and the community of Quesnel as a whole to help take them the rest of the way.” To donate to the Auction, contact Rotarians Bev Haluschak 250-255-0867 or Simon Turner 250-991-7669.

Carib THEATRES 24 Hour Movie Info Line 250-992-2076

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(PG) violence & coarse language 6:30 & 8:30 pm nightly Matinee: Sat, Oct 6th & Sun, Oct 7th 2:00 pm


GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you are strong and determined, so the obstacles that arise this week will be no match for you. Just keep up the positive thinking and you will prevail. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, this week is not the time to harbor secrets. It’s a good policy to always be open and honest with the people with whom you interact on a regular basis. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, allow a friend to be the center of attention so he or she can enjoy his or her moments in the sun at an upcoming social event. Your magnetism can be addicting.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you are ready to take a leap of faith, but make sure your parachute is on before you do so. Sometimes you tend to err on the side of risky.


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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, reach out to friends and family members for some support. A helping hand always can lift the spirits, and those closest to you will be happy to help.

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SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes you take on too much. But you have a funny way of making it all work out. You will find this to be the case with a situation that presents itself this week. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, if you keep pushing someone to their limits you may not be happy with the results. It might be a better plan to go with a softer method of inspiration. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you are ready for a change, but haven’t zeroed in on just what to do as of yet. A deep conversation later this week just might reveal all of the answers. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 It’s best to act while your motivation is high, Aquarius. Otherwise you are prone to extended periods of inactivity. Make the most of your productive moments. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you serve as educator this week, and it suits you just fine. It boosts your spirits to help others in unique ways. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS SEPTEMBER 30 - Fran Drescher, Actress (55) OCTOBER 1- Julie Andrews, Actress (77) OCTOBER 2 - Lorraine Bracco, Actress (57) OCTOBER 3 - Ashlee Simpson, Singer (28) OCTOBER 4 - Susan Sarandon, Actress (65) OCTOBER 5 - Nicky Hilton, Socialite (29) OCTOBER 6 - Tony Dungy, Analyst (57)

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LIFESTYLES Quesnel Child & Youth Support Society’s

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, October 25th - 6:00 pm #13 - 665 Front Street (Fraserview Medical Building) Anyone interested in serving on our Board of Directors or being a Society Member is invited to attend this meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Please email for more information.

Dogs bring masters to greet Rocky Mountaineer CIKC (kennel club),with all of their well behaved companions, greet people from all over the world who arrived on the Rocky Mountaineer recently. They met people from Australia, to England and Wales. It was a fun time everyone and some of the tourists took the time to come over and meet the group and the dogs. It was a good exercise for the dogs to be in a group and subjecting them to all the noise (train and traffic.) Everyone was an angel! They’d hoped for a tour of the train, but were not that lucky! Brenda Paulson photo

Carmela’s bountiful potato crop ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

Carmela Sia’s fabulous potato crop.

Annie Gallant photo

Carmela Sia is a veteran gardener. From her early years in Italy, she helped her father in their garden, learning the skills and tricks to great gardening which she carried to her new home in Quesnel. This year, despite a two-month trip to her home country, Carmela still managed to harvest about 245 pounds of potatoes from eight plants she placed in her garden in May. Thanks to her neighbour, Pat Bolitho who faithfully watered her garden, when Carmela returned at the end of August everything was thriving, including the four


rows of potatoes. Along with respectable-sized tubers, Carmela was amazed to find several three-pound and twopound potatoes. “I’ve had big potatoes before, but never threepounders,� she said with a smile. Although Carmela now gardens on her own since her husband died and has downsized her gardening plot, she


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still manages to grow enough produce to share with family and friends. Her Yukon Gold Cornets and a particularly prolific strain of red potatoes now sit drying on the garage floor of her Westside home. Carmela also had a bumper crop of beans, zucchini, Swiss chard, parsley, carrots and other vegetables along with fruit from her trees.

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Still justifying yourself?


ave you ever noticed why Jesus was telling the tale of the Good Samaritan? A religious lawyer had approached him with a question. “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered the question with a question. “What is written in the Law?” The man made a good answer. Love God. Love your neighbour. Jesus’ response, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live,” should have given confidence to the man. But no! It says that he tried to justify himself. We do it all the time. I’ve listened to family arguments, arguments in churches, arguments in communities and one of the things I’ve Rawlin Falk noticed is that people Lakeview Church are constantly trying to justify themselves. The problem is it never seems to help. The Bible has a different answer. It is found in Romans 5:1: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ….” We were never intended to justify ourselves. The thief on the cross understood this. He called to the other thief, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” Jesus’ promise that this thief would be with him in Paradise or eternal life, followed the man’s admitting that he didn’t deserve it. He had to quit trying to justify himself and trust Jesus’ death on the cross. Are you still trying to justify yourself? I think you’ll find it doesn’t work. Christ is waiting for us to call on Him like that thief. You call. He’ll hear. Rawlin Falk is an elder in the Lakeview Church in Quesnel.

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Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

A brief reprieve from winter’s push Sports enthusiasts took advantage of a warm blip en route to a winter wonderland to enjoy the sports they love outdoors. Clockwise from top left; a cyclist rides beneath autumn foliage along the riverwalk; Zach Andow takes advantage of the weather to skate; football players practice blocking at Correlieu; a member of the Correlieu soccer team plays pass during a practice. Jonas Gagnon photos


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Clan prepares for soccer playoffs JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Clan wrapped up their regular season earlier this week on a down note, with a loss to Duchess Park. The game was close, with the Condors edging out the clan 1–0 at full time. Despite the fizzle at the end, Robert McGregor, the team's coach, is happy with the team's performance. "It's a good team. We've got a good mix of grade ten, 11 and 12s," he said. Adding that the new grade ten students have stepped up, with a few regularly making the starting line-up. The team finished the regular season with a a 4-1-1 record in the Prince George high school league. A tournament down south, however, wasn't as kind to them, netting them four losses and one win. The tournament, played the last weekend of September down in Kamloops, pitted the Clan against some difficult teams from the lower mainland. In their match against Queen Elizabeth from Surrey, the Clan narrowly lost, with the score sitting at 1 - 0 at full time. North Vancouver's St Thomas Aquinas scored a last minute to ensure a 3 - 1


victory over CSS. The lone bright spot was against Westsyde, from Kamloops, who the Clan beat 1 - 0 in shootout. Their final game, though, they lost to Valleyview, a Kamloops highschool, 2 - 1. The losses may hurt, but McGregor is quick to point out how close the games were and how far the team has come. "We've been competitive in every game; they've all been close games," he said. Adding later that the team is losing on the back of a mistake the opposition capitalizes on, whereas in the past they would be

making six or even seven mistakes which would cost the team. The soccer season, like many sports this year, got off to a rough start, depriving the team of nearly half its season in cancelled tournaments. With league playoffs, zones and provincials ahead there's still a lot of soccer to play before the end. McGregor is optimistic about the coming tournaments, noting that the team has been to the finals for the last two years, though he is a little worried about the chance of


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Again a sale of volume and quality as 800 head of cattle showed through the sale ring. Tony & Lynn Letchford saw their 1260 lb. butcher cows top 61.00. Calves today saw good local and buyer interest. Donna Stuart led this sale with 425 lb. Black s/c trading to 176.00. Dirk & Dianne Vandermeer was their 558 lb. Black & Bwf s/c trade to 150.50. A fancy pen of their 497 lb. s/c raced to 159.00, their 405 lb. s/c hit 174.50, their 483 lb. h/c marked 148.00 with 438 lb. h/c at 159.00. Steven Stuart saw his 518 lb. Black Angus s/c top 152.00. Brian & Kim Stuart again put the buyers on the edge of their seats, their powerful 526 lb. Black Angus s/c topped 150.25. 10 head of their 479 lb. s/c raced to 161.75. a top pen of 409 lb. s/c saw 180.00. Allan MacKinnon from Valemont saw his 633 lb. Red Angus bull calves trade to 134.00, his 390 lb. Char s/c hit 177.00. The Ward Creek Ranch put a fire to our sale with 103 powerful calves, their heavy 20 s/c Red & Blaze face 640 lbs. traded to 145.50. 24 head of their 548 lb. s/c raced to 151.25, their 445 lb. s/c raced to 170.00. 24 head of their 510 lb. h/c fancy and good traded to 143.25, with 390 lb. h/c marking 175.50. Randy Porter saw his 652 lb. Angus s/c reach 138.00, the 523 lb. h/c hit 141.00. Bill & Shirley Brommeland’s 576 lb. Red baldy h/c reached 139.00. W.A. Janssen’s 610 lb. Red baldy s/c raced to 134.25, their 654 lb. s/c hit 138.75. 10 head of their 572 lb. h/c hit 138.25. The Kitzel Cattle Co.’s 591 lb. s/c powered to 146.75. Yearlings sold steady with earlier sales in OK Falls with Eric Bergstrand’s 888 lb. Hereford heifers trading to 118.75. L.J. Manning’s 925 lb. steers traded to 125.75. Larry Haupt had 723 lb. steers trade to 134.00. Get ready, a real good sale planned for next week as 800 calves and 100 yearlings are listed now for this exciting sale.

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Children take to the ice at QFSC’s ‘Come Skate With Us’ program. Jonas Gagnon Photo

Come skate with us JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Kids of all ages hit the ice earlier this week to learn some new moves and get their ice-legs back under them. Tuesday, the Quesnel Figure Skating Club hosted its annual 'Come Skate With Us' event for young skaters who want to get a taste of what figure skating is all about. Children from four to 12 were on the ice learning all manner of skills from power stopping to jumping with skates on. The event is aimed at children and parents who are new to the CanSkate program, giving them a free trial session. This way parents are able to see what the program entails and prospective students can experience what a lesson feels like before jumping all the way into the program. This year, the Learn To Skate program has changed its service in hopes of making it easier for parents. CanSkate, PrePOWERSkate and Advanced CanSkate will be held together. The one hour sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday, with all the students sharing the ice. Jo-Ann Nadalin, a coach with the program, hopes this will make it easier for parents of different ages and different interests on the ice, making the program a one-stop shop for a host of training possibilities. This will also enable students who advance to keep the same schedule, only shifting

their place on the ice instead of changing their class time. The classes are open to children from four up to twelve years of age. The club will also be offering skating lessons for those teens and adults this year. The lessons will be weekly, hour-long sessions, taking place Thursday at 5:45

p.m. Besides the new training program the club is putting in place, members from the club are also training for the Autumn leaves Competition in Kamloops. Five members of the club will make their way south for the competition, including Casey

Fisher, Kayla Flanagan, Cassandra Greenwood, Carmen Huang and Olivia Marleau. They will be skating in Kamloops from Oct. 12-14. For more information on the club and the various classes, information and registration forms are available at the Twin Arenas.


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Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Business Excellence Awards The nine award categories are:


1. BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Sets an example as a dedicated business leader • Projects a positive image in the community • Works to motivate and encourage other entrepreneurs 2. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Provides excellent product or services and stands behind their product • Maintains good customer relationships • Upholds an active role in the community 3. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm for the job • Performs the job above and beyond expectations and/or provides exemplary customer service • Works with a team spirit and provides a positive work place 4. CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD: Criteria: • Consistently provides reliable, friendly customer service • Goes above and beyond to meet customers needs 5. COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD: Criteria: • A business, community service group, or non-profit organization • Whose participation in the community has significantly benefited others • Has contributed by giving back to the community with time, product, donations and/or support

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6. HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Maintains good customer relationships • Provides excellent product or services and stands behind their product • Works towards growing their business through successful and innovative marketing 7. GO GREEN AWARD: Criteria: • Any business or organization that has taken steps this year to reduce their environmental impact 8. TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD: Criteria: • Provides and/or promotes an outstanding visitor experience • Actively encourages the growth of Quesnel & Area as a destination • Increases the visibility of Quesnel & Area 9. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR: Criteria: • Under the age of 30 • In a management or supervisory role or part owner of a business • Demonstrate excellence, innovation or leadership

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Support for nomination – For a nominee to be eligible, all criteria points must be addressed in a detailed description that does not exceed 500 words on a separate sheet of paper. One form for each category. Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Please return nomination forms and support information to the

Quesnel Visitor Centre located at 703 Carson toAvenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6 Please return nomination forms and support information the Quesnel Visitor Centre located at Phone 250-992-8716 or fax to 250-992-2181. 703 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6 or fax to 250-992-2181.

Deadline for 2012 Nominations is November 9, 2012.



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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Douglas Lake Equipment Quesnel Branch is currently looking for a part time employee who will fulÀll various duties including but not limited to, clerical work, parts receiving/ shipping/sales & inventory control/counting. The hours of work for this position will vary, due to both current projects and holiday relief requirements. Applicants for this position must be in good physical shape, as limited lifting, etc. will be required. Applications will be accepted via email only. Applications delivered in person will not be accepted. Please email a cover letter, and resume to Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for follow up. The closing date for this position will be October 13,2012.




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

City Furniture is now hiring sales associates. Full time positions available. We are looking for people who care about the quality products and services they represent, their customers, and their co-workers. We are seeking women and men who are self motivated, energized, customer service and sales focused. If you’re fashion forward, passionate, relentless, professional, and a “people person”, we want to talk with you. Applicants must be willing to work on weekends, have computer knowledge, be flexible, hard working and reliable. Duties and responsibilities will include: store maintenance, basic assembly, customer service and sales. Please apply in person with a resume at City Furniture and Appliances, 362 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC.

By shopping local you support local people. Career Opportunities

Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for Auxiliary / Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers

for November 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 Positions available in Burns Lake, Grassy Plains, Bob Quinn Lake, Tatogga, Telegraph Creek and Jade City. Min. of Class 3 BC Drivers Licence with air endorsement or recognized equivalent required. Wages and allowances per collective agreement.

Apply with resume and references in person to: Burns Lake or Dease Lake Offices, or to or fax to 250-692-3930 SYSCO Kelowna is currently seeking both Owner/Operators and regular Delivery Drivers to service our customers. Enjoy free weekends, performance awards and local based delivery runs - home every night. Owner/Operator’s average net income after expenses: $90k+. To apply, email:

Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

We Care is hiring health care aides and home support workers. Qualifications include: 1. Health care aide certification for Health Care Aides only. 2. Employment, education and volunteer experience with seniors and the disabled. 3. Valid driver’s license and a vehicle. 4. Criminal record search. 5. Excellent communication skills. “Join our growing home health care company”. For a hiring package or further information call 250992-2273 ask for Violet or Michelle, or apply on line at Quesnel location.

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. Billy Barker hotel now accepting resumes for Bartender/ Server must have licence serving it right. Willing to work evenings & weekends. Bring resume to Bonnie. Billy Barker Hotel requires energetic, self motivated individual with good organizational skills for PT, on call housekeeping position. Apply /c resume to Myra, wed. thru friday Experienced skidder operator needed, please fax to (250)992-2484

Career Opportunities

Ministry of Justice Responsible and Problem Gambling Program The Province of B.C. is looking for knowledgeable, gaming-neutral and dedicated contractors to support its Responsible and Problem Gambling Program.

Aboriginal Program Coordinator




All regions of B.C. You will work with contracted service providers and the Responsible Gambling Strategy management team to deliver problem gambling prevention programs and clinical counselling to First Nations communities across the province. Document #: AC-09-12 Closing date: Oct 26, 2012



Aboriginal Clinical Counsellor Dawson Creek/Fort St. John, Quesnel/Williams Lake, Prince Rupert, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland As a Master’s-level clinical counsellor, you will provide gaming-neutral, empathic and knowledgeable services to various First Nations communities across B.C. Document #: ASP-09-12

To join the Website Directory, call Trina at 250-992-2121.

Closing date: Nov. 9, 2012

For full job descriptions and application instructions, visit and respond to the applicable document number.


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Babcon Industries is accepting resumes for a qualified individual for full-time employment. Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word • Attention to detail critical • Switchboard experience • Minimum 2 years previous office experience • Adapt well to busy work environment



Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Powder King Mountain Resort is looking for an experienced diesel mechanic to assist the owners in the general care & continued development of this great ski area. This is a rare opportunity for a career in a recreational setting where you live, work, & come home for lunch everyday. Accommodations provided, competitive wages. For more details of this awesome opportunity, contact Jim @ 1(866)769-5464 or email:

Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $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 October 23, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email

Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are energetic, creative and motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we should invite you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fasted growing automotive companies. We have an opening at our GM store in Vernon for Sales Manager. Interested in joining our team? Contact Darryl Payeur @ 1-888-410-5761 or email resume to Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, Huber-Bannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm. Looking for processorman. Competitive wages. Located in Nazko. Training may be avbl. Fax resume to 250-296-3689.

Please e-mail your resume with cover letter to or deliver in person to 2241 Campbell Crescent before

Tim Horton’s is now hiring Part-time & Full-time afternoon shifts. Weekdays & Weekends apply to 685 Newman Rd. Wanted: self loading log trucks, steady work till March 2013, must be BC Safe Certified. Dennis, call 1(250)3495415 or fax 1(250)349-7522

Mack Brothers Logging (West Fraser quota contractor) requires a logging supervisor based in Quesnel, BC. Competitive wages & benefit pkg’s available, Call 250-613-6553

October 13, 2012. No phone calls. FINISHING OPERATOR & GRADEMAN. Op exp’d for Track Hoe, Skid Steer, Dozer and/or Grader. Min 5 yrs. 403250-8868 Front desk, House Keeper wanted for Quality Inn & suites 753 Front St. Apply in person with resume. Help Wanted - Person who is able to attend, measure & draw existing house (floor plan) layout. PT position. Te l ( 2 5 0 ) 7 4 7 - 2 9 5 1 Fax(250)747-1750

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Financial Services

Powder King Mountain is looking for a carpenter & carpenter assistant. If you have further interest please contact us for more info & forward your resume to or fax 250-984-7507

Reduce Debt by up to

Quesnel based logging contractor requires a heavy duty mechanic. Competitive wages & benefit package. Call 250613-6553

250-277-1677 250-434-4226

Help Wanted

We’re looking for an individual who wants part-time work. Wednesdays (4 hrs) and Fridays (4 hrs). Job description: A Temporary Carrier/Driver that includes delivery of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer door to door. Must be self motivated. Must have a valid driver’s licence and reliable car.

Call Denise at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel Phone 250-992-2121

Join our Family! We currently have two positions available We are looking for a mature, “Assistant Manager” Approximately 25-30 hours a week • Approachable • Exceptional Work Ethic

Preference will be given to applicants who are Naturally Health Conscientious

We are looking for a part time “Sales Associate” Approximately 15- 20 hours a week We have an opportunity for a personable individual with great customer service skills, and interest in the natural health industry. Responsibilities include: • Assisting and cashing out customers • Pricing and stocking inventory

• Basic house keeping

Please apply with intent in store. Attention Cassy

351 Reid St. (Across from Post Office)


• Avoid Bankruptcy • Avoid bankruptcy • Rebuild Your Credit • 0% InterestCanadian • Proudly

Scaffolders wanted for local or out of town work , Union wages & Benefits . All Levels of experience . Email or call Mike @ 250-826-4899

The successful applicant will exude these qualities: • Basic Administrational • Reliable • Computer Skills • Cash Literate

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office. 1.800.514.9399

Personal Care CELESTE Paradis Massage Spa Thai, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue Promo - 1 Hour for $45 250-316-0249

Painting & Decorating GOLD RUSH PAINTING & CLEANING Prep, Paint & Clean! (PPC) No job to small.... REFERENCES AVAILABLE!! Call: (John) 250249-5128 or 250-255-4063 (cell) Email:

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay


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Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651

Pets 9 week old B & W female,75% Toy Poodle, 25% Yorkie, $400, trained. Serious inquiries only, call (250)992-1572

1996 Backhoe, 4 in 1 bucket, extendahoe, 4 wheel drive. $32,000. obo (250)398-3311 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

Help Wanted

Furniture Oak desk 60”x34”x30” 250-255-4840

Help Wanted

16” 205/60R16 92T Used 3 months $600.00 4 Winter Tires (Not on Rims)



HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SHAVINGS: Clean, compressed. 2 sizes. New Cal Rabbit Farm. 250-395-3336.

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

Real Estate

Reporting to the Manager of Strategic Capital, the QA/QC Manager – Mechanical is responsible for management and direction of the quality assurance and control program established for the construction site to which assigned, such that the contractual requirements and obligations are fulfilled in accordance with drawings and specifications, and all work is completed safely, within budget, and on schedule, with special emphasis being placed on safety goals, and quality assurance. Tasks and Responsibility: The Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Ensure accountability and compliance with contracts Establish points as which inspections take place during the cycle of a contract. Performs audits on equipment fabrication. Review and approve equipment suppliers QC / QA programs. Performs and evaluates vendor supplied materials. All construction activity is completed in a quality manner, in compliance with the quality assurance program for the project, and is supportive of the overall construction schedule. Assures that project specific inspection test plans are issues and maintained to current status in the project files. Education and Experience: Five (5) years or more involvement in overall management of a construction project, and management of a Quality Assurance Program. Mechanical Engineering Degree. Effective leadership skills. Effective computer skills - Microsoft Office Software (Excel/Project/Word/Power Point) Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. For more information on this position, and how to apply please visit and look under Career Opportunities.

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


REDUCED 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. $209,900. #3762

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


Misc. Wanted

Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager Mechanical

Great 2 bdrm rancher on large .31 ac. city lot. New kitchen cabinets and lots of newer flooring and paint. Fenced yard. Great starter house at $79,900. #3803 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202


Merchandise for Sale 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.


Commercial/ Industrial Property Commercial Space for rent in Quesnel City Centre , excellent for retail restaurants, office or medical. 7 Room office in one existing space @ 269 ,279 Barlow Ave call 1-604731-8389


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. $299,900. #3804 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Mobile Homes & Parks

1241 Lark Avenue Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.

Call Shawna

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

References required.

WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr. Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949 21 bdrm apartments available Oct 1, North Quesnel area -next to park .Newly renovated , $600./mo + Utilities . N/S call 250-3288747. BEAUTIFUL 2br daylight suite. Maple Dr $900 util inc. DW, W/D & large yard. Oct 15 or Nov 1. NS, Refs req. 316-2186

Mobile Homes & Parks

For Overrs 32 Yea

Call Today! OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

Single, Double, Triple Sections & Modular Homes 1-866-868-4663 • 250 250-392-7212 392 7212 DL#7116 1200 Mackenzie Ave @ Hwy 97 (Beside the Husky)



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Apt/Condo for Rent


N Quesnel 1 bdrm. Apt., Clean and quiet, references required, caretaker on-site $470/mo. Available immediately. Call (250)992-5994, (250)992-3376.

RIDGEWOOD Multi Layouts, clean. Start at $700 No pets Call Tim 991-6429

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm duplex $585/mn & deposit of $290. + utilities, n/s, Avail for rent. (250)983-6218 DUPLEX FOR RENT - DRAGON LAKE AREA - 3 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS UNIT NEWER KITCHEN AND BATHROOM 1180 SQ FT HOT WATER HEAT - DOWNSTAIRS UNIT 2 BEDROOM 1150 SQ FT HEATED FLOORS - 850/MONTH LARGE YARD CONTACT RICHARD @ 780-217-1591

Legal Notices

Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-

Want to Rent Long term Rental - Middle age couple new to Quesnel, looking for Long Term Rental or Rent to own. Pls call 250-7472221


Cars - Domestic 02 Corolla - 4 Door 165,000 km $5000.00 call 250-998-4734


1999 Pontiac Grand Am, 160000 kms, body and interior in excellent condition, engine needs work, 4 brand new Perelli tires. asking $2500. Call Don at 778-414-3834

Trucks & Vans 2000 4X4, km’s, gers tires, 3977

Homes for Rent

$12,500 (250)747-1005 CLEAN, reliable, economic. 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. Brand new Nokian weatherguard tires ($700). Pioneer stereo. No rust. ready now for $2500 or reasonable offer. 250-296-4295 ONE Owner 1993 FORD Tempo GL



Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle



CHEV Silverado 2500 6.0, ext cab, 200,000 excellent condition, lograck, new mud & snow $6,000 Call (250)747-

$1,000 Call (250)255-4509

Barkerville Barn Projects The Barkerville Heritage Trust is holding mandatory site viewings on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am PST for repairs & renovations to the ButterďŹ eld Barn & the Lowhee Mining Co. Barn. CLOSING DATE: Wednesday October 24th, 2012 - 12 Noon PST. Please assemble at the Administration Building in Barkerville Historic Town at 10:00 am PST for these mandatory viewings, at which bid packages will be supplied. Please email any inquires to Lynn Berlin, Heritage Projects & Trades Supervisor, at servicecontracts@ or call 250-994-3332, Ext 36. For more project information see our website at http://www.


2006 - GM Avalanche 123,000 km, 37,000 on warranty, power D/W/M & Driver seat , auto , A/C , Good mud/snow tires. Reduced! $18,900 OBO. Call (250)-992-8841

1996 Chevy Blazer Dark green, Michellin all season tires, AWD, new spark plugs and water pump. Needs work.

$1,200. obo - 250.255.6569

Sealed tenders clearly marked “Barkerville Heritage Trust, WildďŹ re Protection System, Communication System, Zone Servicesâ€? Attention: Reuben Berlin, Manager of Infrastructure, Security and Emergency Preparedness will be received on behalf of the Owner at the ofďŹ ce of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., 1633 First Avenue, Prince George, B.C., V2L 2Y8, before 2:00:00 PM local time on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Tenders will be opened in public. The project comprises the following works: 1. Building services for WildďŹ re Protection System. 2. Building services for Communication System.

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

SAMPLE all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today after 4 p.m.

1 column x 2� ad

Puzzles Quesnel Cariboo Observer Friday issue


Please be advised that Joseph Robert Huard is proposing to remove 28.15 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0532 located in the vicinity of Fridlington Road, south of Quesnel, B.C.. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Cariboo Forest Consultants Ltd., PO Box 4629, Quesnel, BC, V2J 3J8, Attn: Steven Curtis, R.P.F. by November 5, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Steven Curtis, R.P.F. at 250-747-4382.

Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans. 4 Door Sedan, 6 cyl. Automatic, 46,000 original km’s, nice shape, needs water pump maybe??


Notice to Remove Private Land From Woodlot Licence W0532


4 week buy




plus HST

Just bring in or email your picture to classiďŹ Attn: Trina

classiďŹ 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

Tender Documents may be obtained from the ofďŹ ce of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. commencing two weeks before tender date upon payment of the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) in cash or certiďŹ ed cheque which will not be refundable. Cheque to be payable to McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Tenders must be accompanied by both: 1. A BID BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, CERTIFIED CHEQUE OR IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT in the amount of Ten (10%) Percent of the tender price and 2. A CONSENT OF SURETY relating to subsequent security arrangements for PERFORMANCE and LABOUR AND MATERIALS PAYMENT GUARANTEES. If the information stipulated above is not enclosed with the tender at the time of opening, the tender will be rejected. A non-mandatory Bidder’s BrieďŹ ng is scheduled for 1:00 PM, October 10, 2012 at the Barkerville Administration OfďŹ ce. Tender enquiries should be directed to Jim Sosiak PEng. at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. (telephone 250 561-2229, fax 250 563-1941). Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED. BARKERVILLE HERITAGE TRUST PO Box 19 Barkerville BC V0K 1B0 Reuben Berlin Manager of Infrastructure, Security and Emergency Preparedness






2006 FORD Mustang

V6 4.0 L Auto - Leather 2 Door Hardtop Coupe 50,000 km’s Red Exterior, Winter stored

RED BLUFF basement suite with 2 small bdrms. for 1 person, W/D hook up. $475/mo. References required. Call (250)992-1592

Vehicle Wanted


2bdrm. Mobile in MHP south of town, on bus route, with ramp & special tub for seniors, $700/mo. Call (250)747-7479 Quesnel 2Bdrm. Trailer for rent or sale! $600/mo. W/D inc #3 Gassoff Rd. (250)392-5350

Suites, Lower


WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.

Mobile Homes & Pads

3 bdrm split level on 1 acre over looking Fraser River, 2 blocks from Hospital, $800/mo, no dogs. ref. req. Call 983-9522. 4 BED + den, 2 bath home in Red Bluff area. Large fenced yard, 2 bay shop. Pets ok. $1300 + utilities. 250-3160249 Immaculate log home 2bdrm + den on desirable 1929 Beach Cres. 6 Appliances, Avail immediately $1100/mn. (250)747-2375 RED BLUFF 3bdrm. house on 1/2 acre, n/s, references required, $700/mo. Avail. Nov. 1st, call (250)992-1592



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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... 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. SENIORS CURL-

ING begins Oct. 16, 11 a.m. Club meeting at 10:30 a.m. New curlers welcome. For information call the curling rink, 250992-5813.

WEDNESDAY TUTOR TRAINING, learn to help adult learners, every Wednesday evening Oct. 10, 17 and 24, 6 – 9 p.m., Literacy Quesnel Society office, Rm 2056, 488 McLean Street. To register call Rebecca, 778-414-9119. 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.

THURSDAY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PRESENT a film and talk by Betsy van Halderen - B.C. sinking of the Princess Sophia, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Anglican Church Hall. Cotnact persons, Fran, 250992-3956; Kristine, 250-992-8883; or Bev. 250-992-3611.

QUESNEL AIR QUALITY ROUNDTABLE hosts a speaker, Dr. Sarah Henderson, environmental engineer turned environmental epidemiologist, Oct. 11, City Hall, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. WALK THE TALK FOR COMMUNITY LIVING Oct. 13, 3 p.m. sharp, meet at Quesnel Library then parade to Spirit Square, corner of Reid and St. Laurent. There will be cake and refreshment and a few guest speakers.

FRIDAY QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP Oct. 5, 12:30 - 2 p.m. in CD Hoy room at City Hall.

5TH ANNUAL SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE COLD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY’S HOMELESS Oct. 12, fundraiser and awareness raising event for Seasons House emergency shelter. For information call 250-9910222.

SATURDAY RELAY FOR LIFE FAMILY FUN BOTTLE DROP OFF Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Safeway parking lot. Drop off recyclable bottles and cans or we’ll pick up, call Mary Ann, 250-2495720. QUESNEL GIRL GUIDES, BROWNIES AND SPARKS CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIE SALES Oct. 13, south parking lot of G.R.

Baker Hospital.

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POKER RIDE sponsored by Baker Creek Gymkhana Club, Oct. 7, first rider out 11 a.m., last rider out, 1 p.m., $20/ hand at gymkhana grounds on Tibbles Lake Road, concession, lots of prizes. For information call Heather Gordon, 250-249-0218.

OCTOBERFEST dinner, Oct. 13, Seniors’ Centre, bar opens 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Lions Senior Housing project. Three bands, tickets $25/person. OAPO ANNUAL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Golden Centre, 401 Front Street. Lunch available. For information call 250-9910090.


PRAYER CANADA Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups BREAKFAST TO will run in the Sunday or Wednesday HONOUR MAYOR edition. The deadline for the WednesMARY SJOSTROM day Observer is Monday at noon, and Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m., the deadline for the weekend edition Shiraoi House. Tick- is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions ets $10. For informa- to Community Calendar must be tion call 250-992renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the 7633.


column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

Professional Services You Requested it! We listened! It’s Back..


“The Sharpest Deals Around”



Accepting children ages 3 to 5 years old. Providing 2 and 3 day programs with choice between morning or afternoon classes. 2075 Balsam Avenue Call or email today to pre-register your child for classes beginning Sept. 18/12 Ph: 778-414-9060 or email us at:

Complete Bandsaw & Round Saw Sales & Service & Sharpening


Spacious room for rent Call us


“We Sharpen EVERYTHING” • Carpentry Saws & Tools • Household Saws & Tools • Carbide Service • Knife Grinding • Electric Shears • Bandsaw Sharpening

3-445 Anderson Dr. Quesnel • look us up on facebook

2680 Campbell Cres. (Industrial Park - end of road) 250-992-9119


It’s mind over matter! STELLAR HYPNOTHERAPY

sergers sewing embroidery • quilting machines • scissors • gift certificates and more • • •

Hours: 10 am - 6 pm weekdays 10 am - 2 pm Saturdays

468-B Reid Street • 250-992-9777 (across from Safeway)

• Weight loss/management • Anxiety disorders • Sleep disorders • Stop smoking • Student exam anxiety • Pain Management


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

Sean Pitcher, ROWP

Ph: 250-747-5126

Fax: 250-747-5133 email:

Quesnel’s Full Service Septic Systems Company

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



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YELLOWHEAD DRYWALL Interior finishing Division of 497735 B.C. Ltd.

Drywall • Steel Studs Taping •All kinds of spray tex •Acoustic ceilings •Painting •Insulation •Commercial •Residential In business for 40 years

Romeo Gauthier


Fax: 250-747-0477 • Cell: 250-991-6706

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Those who know more, paint with Benjamin Moore Quesnel Decor Gallery West Park Mall 250-992-7975


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This spacious ranch-style home, which features a bonus room over the double garage, would be ideal for a retired couple or a pair of empty nesters. The covered entry offers protection from rain and snow and leads into a compact foyer. To the right, french doors open to a den. To the left, a U-shaped staircase leads down to the unfinished basement included in the plans. Directly ahead is the great room, with a handsome coffered ceiling and a gas fireplace, as well as windows the look onto a covered deck and the back garden beyond. The great room and adjacent dining area are separated from THIS DESIGN INCLUDES the kitchen only by a curved eating bar AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT and prep island, so the cook will never feel isolated. LOFT PLAN 438 SQ. FT. (40.7 M ) The triangular-shaped kitchen includes plenty of counter space, some of which will serve as a second eating bar. The window over the double sink will let in lots of natural light, and the roomy pantry will offer welcome storage space. The master suite is well-separated from the rest of the home for privacy, and includes a walk-in closet. The luxurious ensuite contains an angled soaker tub MAIN FLOOR PLAN with a tiled surround and two windows, 1942 SQ. FT. (180.4 M ) as well as a shower stall and double 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT sinks. Connecting the main living area with the double garage and loft is a section WIDTH - 87'- 0" (26.5M) containing a three-piece bath, as well as DEPTH - 67'- 10" (20.7M) laundry facilities and a coat cupboard PLAN NO. H 1-1-650 for family gear. The double garage is TOTAL 2380 SQ. FT. (221.1 M2 ) large enough to contain a workshop and storage space for garden tools. Ceilings are nine feet high throughout. External finishes include stucco, painted wood trim and brick accents, as well as wooden shingles in the gables. This home measures 87 feet wide by 67 feet deep, for a total of 2,380 square feet of living space, plus the unfinished basement. Plans for design 1-1-650 are available for $746 (set of 5), $835 (set of 8) and $890 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 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 91 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 8P8 OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: www.jenish. com AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: 2


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Quesnel Cariboo Observer, October 05, 2012  

October 05, 2012 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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