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It will cost city taxpayers about $35,000 to send the mayor along with city councillors Lyn Hall and Dave Wilbur and the city’s acting manager, Kathleen Soltis, to China next month to continue to build a twinning relationship with the city of Jiangmen. Coun. Cameron Stolz, who voted in favour of the trip along with all the other councillors with the exceptions of Coun. Brian Skakun and Coun. Garth Frizzell, said there was a time about 10 years ago when he heard about all the trips to China being taken by Colin Kinsley, the mayor at the time, and didn’t understand why the trips were being made or the connection those journeys had to a local businessman. “In China things move slowly. It’s very much about building the relationship,” he said. He added that, to the Chinese, the important relationship is the one forged between municipal governments, mayor to mayor, rather than between businesses. He added the benefits of such a relationship are many and, as an example, talked about the students who attended the welcoming event for international students hosted by city hall. Each one pays about $22,000 to participate in studies at local institutions, he said. On top of that it is estimated each spends about the same amount in local business establishments. However, compared to other cities like Kamloops, which has three times the number of Chinese students, Prince George is falling behind and missing out on an opportunity. Cementing the relationship between the city and its proposed sister city in China will help to change that. “And that’s just a small piece of the market with China,” he said. “There are a huge number of possibilities.” “The timing is wrong,” Skakun dis-

agreed. He pointed out the city is currently going through a core review, looking for a way to save money. City employees are concerned they might be laid off and not-for-profit organizations are struggling for funding while the city is forced to deny them the full tax exemption they enjoyed previously in a bid to hold the line when it comes to fiscal policy. “It’s a $35,000 trip. It’s too much at this point,” Skakun said. Hall said that UNBC and the college are very highly regarded in China. “We haven’t tapped into that as well as we should have,” he added. Wilbur added his endorsement of the plan and said he hoped to be part of creating great jobs for future generations in the city, and one of the ways to do that is to continue to create ties with China. “I don’t think there’s ever a great time to do something like this,” Mayor Shari Green said. “There is always a challenge. But it has taken years to get to this stage. This has to move forward no matter what is going on in this building.” Creating a solid government to government relationship is important to the Chinese, she added. Frizzell said that when the Prince George Exhibition delegation came to council and asked for more funding, it was told no extra money could be found and sent away. Since there was no funds available for that, he said, there was none available to send a delegation to China. Stolz explained there is money left in a fund used for a previous mayor to go to China, and dedicated to be used for the expenses that come with twinning with a Chinese city. And, he said, council had reduced its contingency fund and created a fund to be used for economic development only. The money necessary for the trip will be paid out of these two funds.

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Pedestrian killed in Highway 97 crash A fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle incident Monday morning left a major Prince George intersection closed for close to five hours. RCMP received a 911 call shortly after 10 a.m. Monday about a fatal accident at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Highway 97. Upon arrival, emergency personnel were able to confirm a pedestrian, a 68-year-old man, had been struck and killed. Initial investigation indicates the pedestrian was eastbound on 15th Avenue in the intersection when he was hit by a fully loaded, southbound tractor-trailer chip truck. RCMP are unsure how long the investigation, which is still in its early stages, will take, but said they would attempt to reopen as much of the intersection as possible as soon as it is feasible. The highway was re-opened shortly before 3 p.m. RCMP are requesting anyone Alla n W ISHA RT /F re e Pre s s who may have witnessed the A 68-year-old man was killed Monday morning when he was hit by a tractor-trailer unit at the intersection of Highway 97 and incident to contact them at 250- 15th Avenue. 561-3300.

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Local not-for-profit organizations used to a 100 per cent tax exemption will pay three per cent this year, though if funds can be found during the budgeting process, grants will be issued by the city to make up the difference in cost. The decision came after a lengthy discussion pitting fiscal policy against concern over the struggles non-profits are facing when it comes to funding, especially with the changes to gaming grants. The city has a policy that the tax exemptions offered not exceed 1.5 per cent of the municipal tax levy. In past years this hasn’t been an issue, but this year more organizations stepped forward requesting the exemption. Coun. Cameron Stolz, who chairs the finance and audit committee, said that rather than cherry-pick which organizations could have the grant, they suggested an acrossthe-board 97 per cent exemption this time, then take a more indepth look at the issue for next time. The bylaw for tax exemptions must be set by Oct. 31. If it isn’t,

no exemptions can be offered at all, limiting council’s ability to mull over any other alternate solutions to the issue. “A number of organizations will be affected by this,” Coun. Garth Frizzell said. He pointed out the decision would also have an impact on the Regional District. “This approach troubles me somewhat,” Coun. Dave Wilbur said. “We’ve spoken of the dilemma of not-for-profits.” He added he has long been a proponent of multiple-year funding, otherwise such organizations are left vulnerable. Wilbur added he’d rather see the increase come in incremental chunks with consultation with not-for-profit organizations so it wouldn’t be overwhelming. However, it was pointed out, time constraints wouldn’t allow for any consultation. “I’m concerned about what even a small amount might do to some of these organizations,” Coun. Brian Skakun said. Funding cuts at other levels of government had caused not-forprofits to look to municipal governments for help, he added. Coun. Murry Krause said the recommendation by finance and audit was a difficult choice to

make, but a fair one that doesn’t cherry-pick and added council had set a 1.5 per cent ceiling which it should stick with. Mayor Shari Green added council had set the percentage, and it should adhere to its own

fiscal policy. The majority of council passed the bylaw setting the tax exemption at 97 per cent. Councillors Wilbur and Frizzell opposed the vote. Wilbur then moved grants be

looked for during the budgeting process that offset the change. The motion passed with Stolz and Green opposed. “The challenge is this is potentially giving them false hope,” Stolz said.

Provincial pipeline protest planned Organizations across B.C. are planning a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of action to show opposition to the risks posed by oil pipelines and tankers. Rallies will be held at MLAs’ offices across the province on Wednesday, October 24, and participants will link arms to symbolize B.C’.s unbroken wall of opposition, according to organizers Leadnow. Local volunteers are organizing the events, in a diverse range of communities including Masset to Chilliwack, with province-wide support and facilitation by online campaign organization “The majority of British Columbians have serious concerns about the expansion of tar sands pipelines and tankers,” said Nadia Nowak, local outreach coordinator for, in a press release. “People from all walks of life – First Nations, ranchers, fishermen, business owners, foresters, teachers – are stepping up and coming together like never before to form a wall of opposition and call on our provincial leaders to defend our coast.” The day of action will follow the Defend Our Coast mass sit-in planned for October 22 at the provincial legislature in Victoria, which has been endorsed by more than 80 community, union, business and Aboriginal leaders, including David Suzuki, Stephen

Lewis and Chief Jackie Thomas of the Yinka Dene Alliance. “As a tradesperson in northern B.C., I know that environmental protection, climate stability, and economic security are intertwined,” said Karen Anderson, a local event organizer and journeyman carpenter in Prince George. “To me, the risk of a pipeline spill or a tanker accident is just too great. Too much is at stake.” Support for the community-based events reflects recent polling data by Stratcom that shows a majority of British Columbians oppose the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines. “Despite the clear opposition of British Columbians, the federal government is trying to ram pipelines through our province, and our provincial government is sitting on the fence, suggesting that B.C.’s coast can be bought,” said Nowak. “These local events will make a powerful visual statement to show the unprecedented depth and breadth of this movement, and make sure our politicians know that we are organizing in the communities they represent,” said Nowak. For more information on the Defend our Coast BC-Wide Day of Action, please go to the website:


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Enbridge expert witness Drummond Cavers responds to questions from Jesse McCormick, a lawyer representing the Haisla Nation. lower risk but the general principle is you can never achieve zero risk.� McCormick asked if cost played a part in the decision and was told cost is a factor. “You have to understand every undertaking has limited resources,� Mihell said. The responsibility of deciding the ALARP is the responsibility of the proponent, he added, however not solely, but includes a process that involves engagement with the stakeholders. McCormick asked if Northern Gateway had identified the targets at which ALARP

occurred. Drummond Cavers, another expert witness, said ALARP is identified by comparing the probability of a hazard to its consequence. McCormick said there is a difference between a quantifiable acceptable risk and a nebulous acceptable risk target. “Who makes the ultimate determination as to what is reasonable in terms of the risk level that will be acceptable in all segments of the project?,� McCormick asked. “There is no standard that I can point to that says this is the definition of reasonably and this is the

definition of practicable,� Mihell said. “It’s a principle that establishes a point of diminishing returns. “It requires some subjectivity, some engineering judgment and some evaluation, and I can’t provide you with a hard and fast rule of what the definition of reasonably is or practicable is.� McCormick presented a document with a response from Enbridge to the Haisla Nation asking them to identify the geohazard risk level they considered acceptable. The answer read, “Acceptable risk is context relevant, and there is neither a single number





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Enbridge improving testing DELYNDA PILON

Enbridge has been testing its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system as an ongoing project for years, however those efforts were redoubled following the Marshall incident. “In fact we have been doing this for many, many years. This is not just as a result of the Marshall incident,” Barry Callele, an expert witness on behalf of Enbridge before the Joint Review Panel Thursday, said of the testing. “Certainly there’s been, obviously, an increased focus on this and a redoubling of efforts to ensure that we are protecting those that live along our rightof-way and the environments that we pass through.” Callele was responding to cross examination questions directed at him from Tim Leadem, a lawyer representing three environmental groups, ForestEthics Advocacy, the Raincoast Foundation and Living Ocean. On July 26, 2010 877,000 US gallons of diluted bitumen leaked into the Talmadge Creek, which flows into the Kalamazoo River, near Marshall, Michigan. Instead of being caught by SCADA, the leak was reported first by locals who smelled a noxious odour, then later by a resident who saw oil spilling into nearby wetlands. It was expected to take several weeks to remove the oil from the water, several months to clear the oil from the flood plains and longer to clean the marsh where the spill originated. A year later, 35 miles of the river remained closed. Clean-up costs, originally estimated at $5 million, surpassed $585 million. Besides questioning the leak detection systems used by Enbridge, Leadem made a point of discussing construction aspects of the pipeline, the magnitude of the project and the use of contractors and subcontractors. Leadem asked if there was a quality insurance program in place, in particular when it comes to welding the pipelines in place, a procedure requiring precision. “Have you given some thought to how you would ensure that all of those hundreds, if not thousands, of welds

that will have to be done on the pipeline are done in such a fashion that they’re safe and they’re not going to necessarily cause leakage and pull apart and fracture and things of that nature? What are you going to do?” Leadem asked. “All of our welds are subjected to a 100 per cent NDT inspection, which is either ultrasonic or radiography. In fact very recently in this regard, and if you want to get into the details, we’ve submitted an extensive IR response to the JRP that gets into our detailed practices, including those that exceed code minimums,” Tom Fiddler, Enbridge expert, replied. Leadem asked if those standards were also applied to contractors and subcontractors, and he was told they were. He went on to question the expert panel about another issue, one that resulted in Enbridge being fined just over $1,000,000 for work done primarily by contractors. “Getting back to the question of contractors and the oversight of contractors, obviously, something went wrong with respect to Wisconsin . We heard some evidence from you yesterday about the pipeline in Wisconsin which resulted in various violations under the Wisconsin Civil Code and Statutes relating to construction such as deposition of fill and wetlands, running equipment right through wetlands and so forth and it resulted eventually in a judgment of $1.1 million that was assessed against Enbridge,” Leadem said. “There were also some requirements that, if you went through the long list, were judgment calls, if you will, such as untimely collection and disposal of construction debris such as pipe ropes, cutbacks on quoting, those types of things. There was also a very unique requirement and, not to make excuses in these regards because it was a permit condition that we not rut sub-soil more than six inches which is really an unheard of expectation but, certainly, an expectation nonetheless and it caused some controversy as you might expect living in northern B.C. and observing what happens in wet conditions with equipment,” he said. “That’s not to say that there was any permanent effect. All of the wetlands that I mentioned -- and there was somewhere over 1,400

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wetlands in that 321 kilometres, were all restored to the satisfaction of the regulator in final acceptance.” Leadem said he was concerned about the track record Enbridge has dealing with wetlands. “Can you really assure the people of Canada that you’re to be trusted, your company can be trusted to do this job?” he asked. He was told the project was 10 years in the making with large volumes of material filed. The company had come up with a preliminary design process, consulted with Aboriginal communities and included feedback into the design. “And really, this is all meant for the JRP to evaluate the proposal, for them to come to the conclusion whether there are any significant adverse environmental effects that could be associated with this project,” Ray Doering, Enbridge expert witness, said. “I suppose the good people of Wisconsin were told more or less the same thing before construction debris was placed in their wetlands,” Leadem said. “When I speak of trust, I speak of the trust that you’re trying to engender in the Canadian public, that your company is trying to engender in the Canadian public. And if I look at the track record and I’ve just focused on the construction, I’m not going to focus on the spill record, that’s coming later, then I’m not left with a great degree of trust.” Fiddler said he took exception to the suggestion Enbridge fouled the wetlands in Wisconsin, and that ultimately the construction debris was collected. Neither, he said, was it being left and covered. The problem was it wasn’t necessarily being picked up the same day it was removed. “In any case, that aside, certainly as part of this project and our projects of recent recall, we’ve got an environmental protection and management plan for construction and within that we detail, and we’ll get into that in a future panel, all of the risk mitigation and work processes that we employ, progressively as a process and a methodology of management of construction that mitigates risks that were unfortunately incurred in Wisconsin,” Fiddler said.

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In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 12: Kieth D. Zamniuk was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Zamniuk was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to seven days in jail. Zamniuk was also sentenced to a second count of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to 24 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 13: Cassandra L. Mennear was found guilty of failing to provide a breath sample when ordered to do so, fined $1,000 and prohibited from driving for one year. Karl E. Wiggins was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while impaired, fined $1,500, assessed a victim surcharge of $225 and pro-


hibited from driving for two years. Wiggins was also found guilty of failing to produce a valid driver’s licence when ordered to do so, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for two years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 16: Raven D. Parenteau was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. In Provincial Court July 17: Harjinder Pharwaha was found guilty of assault and uttering threats, placed on probation for three years, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for three years. In Provincial Court July 18: Danielle S. Spenst was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail.

Una M. Tom was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to one day in jail. Darcy D. Tomah was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 25 days in jail, fined $300 and assessed a victim surcharge of $45. Ooleesia S. Byl was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while impaired, fined $1,500 and prohibited from driving for one year. Anthony L. Fiddler was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while impaired, fined $1,000 and prohibited from driving for one year. Hailee M. Kowalchuk was found guilty of assault and placed on probation for six months. Marco M. Pierre was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 75 days in jail.


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Airport numbers up Passenger numbers at the Prince George Airport are soaring to new heights as traffic numbers for 2012 are up nearly six per cent to the end of the third quarter compared to the same period last year. “It is great to see the North booming with economic activity,� said Prince George Airport

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The province is facing a problem, but it is a good problem, according to Shirley Bond, Attorney-General, Justice Minister, and MLA for Prince George-Valemount. Within the next decade there will be one million job openings in the province, she says, and not enough people to fill them. Addressing that issue may mean tapping into unorthodox sources of labour, such as immigrants, older citizens, youth and the disabled. Encouraging local businesses to take the lead and hire more disabled workers was the focus of a talk Bond gave at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon sponsored by Employment Action on Monday. “People should be valued for their differences, not in spite of them.” she said. Bond quoted Henry Ford during DeLynda PILON/Free Press her speech. “He said ‘it is all one to Loal MLA Shirley Bond speaks me if a man comes from Sing Sing at a Chamber of Commerce lunor Harvard. We hire a man, not his cheon on Monday. history.’” She added the quote would be They are also, generally, more applicable to the situation if it was highly educated. changed somewhat. People with disabilities also tend “What if we think we hire a per- to score highly in performance, son for their ability and not their work safety and attendance. disability,” she said. “I hope this Changing perspectives so the month allows us to raise awareness focus is on the ability of the person and recognize the contributions of rather than the disability requires people with disabilities.” leadership. Bond spent a few moments dis“Strong corporate leadership pelling some of the myths associ- is about inclusiveness,” she said. ated with hiring people with dis- “There are leaders who have abilities. She pointed out studies stepped up in this community. The show they are more productive, goal is to create a workplace where dependable and loyal than their people are welcomed, supported counterparts. and appreciated.”

Provincial PACs meet The B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils is holding its northern regional conference in Prince George on Saturday, This one-day event, called “Parents as Partners: Building Success in Children’s Education,” is being held at the Prince George Civic Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $65 per person, and includes a “four for the price of three” registration special. To learn more, visit www. or call the office toll free at 1-866529-4397. BCCPAC is the voice of parents, who aim for the finest public education possible for all the province’s children. BCCPAC represents the membership of Parent Advisory Councils (PAC), and District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), from all the school districts in British Colum-

bia. The Minister of Education is sending Jane Thornthwaite, the Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement, to the conference. “We’re excited to host the conference in the North, as it’s been awhile,” Terry Berting, BCCPAC president said in a press release.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the BC Education Plan, the new Provincial ERASE Bullying Strategy, advocating for your child, special needs, inclusive aboriginal education, body image and sexuality, running a parent advisory council, and other hot topics in a number of workshops.


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drian Dix probably wishes the next provincial election could be held today. Practically half of decided voters in British Columbia would support the New Democratic Party (NDP) in a provincial election, according to a new Angus Reid public opinion poll. Across British Columbia, 49 per cent of decided voters and leaners (up three per cent since September) would support the NDP candidate in their riding if a provincial election were held tomorrow. The governing BC Liberals are second with 26 per cent (+1), followed by the BC Conservatives with 16 per cent (-3) and the BC Greens with seven per cent (-1). The NDP is the top choice for voters in all four major regions of the province, and remains strong in Vancouver Island (57 per cent) and Metro Vancouver (47 per cent). In the Interior, the NDP has climbed to 43 per cent, followed by the BC Liberals with 26 per cent and the BC Conservatives with 22 per cent. The NDP has increased its lead over the BC Liberals among male voters (46 per cent to 31 per cent). The BC Liberals also trail the NDP among women (52 per cent to 21 per cent). The New Democrats are ahead in all three age demographics, but are now behind the BC Liberals among voters living in households with an annual income of more than $100,000 (39 per cent to 32 per cent). The NDP keeps an impressive retention rate of 91 per cent. The BC Liberals are keeping 55 per cent of the voters who supported the party in the 2009 provincial election. This month, the BC Liberals are losing one-in-five of their former voters (21 per cent) to the BC Conservatives, and a similar proportion (20 per cent) to the NDP. Official Opposition and NDP leader Adrian Dix posts the highest approval rating this month at 46 per cent. Just over a quarter of respondents (26 per cent) provide a positive assessment of the way Premier and BC Liberals leader Christy Clark is handling her duties. Green Party leader Jane Sterk is stable at 22 per cent, and BC Conservative leader John Cummins dropped six points (16 per cent). On the best premier question, Dix is still ahead of Clark (30 per cent to 14 per cent), with Cummins dropping to six per cent. Still, a large component of the electorate remains skeptical. Almost half of British Columbians (48 per cent, +5) could not select any of the four party leaders for the job, or remain uncommitted. Once again, Dix is the only party leader capable of posting a positive momentum score (+5 per cent), while Sterk (-5 per cent), Cummins (-28 per cent) and Clark (-44 per cent) all have a negative rating. Half of respondents (51 per cent) say their opinion of the Premier has worsened in the past three months. The only good news for the Liberals is that the BC Conservatives’ leadership woes the past few weeks have resulted in that party’s support dropping. The Liberals are undoubtedly hoping the Conservatives implode completely before next spring’s election. The NDP, on the other hand, are undoubtedly hoping for the status quo for the next six months. The only certainty is that six months is a long time in politics.


Our Chinese salvation I had a friend a long time ago who had a theory against the trip. about city councils. The rest, however, led by Coun. Cameron Stolz He postulated that in city council chambers across trotted out the age-old arguments: the land someone had snuck in and installed secret “This is a tremendous opportunity,” (for councilgas dispensers that blew secret gas into the face of lors to travel overseas,) “it takes time to build relacouncillors as they go about the busitionships with China,” (We’ve been at this ness of the community. 10 years now and the fruits of our labour What does the secret gas do? It takes thus far? A core services review. How’s Writer’s otherwise normal, sensible people and that working?), and “we’re falling behind makes them silly, impairing their other- Block (because it’s important to keep up with wise good judgment. BILLPHILLIPS ‘insert municipality of your choice here.’” Case in point: Our current crop of The irony in all this is that a lot of the sensible elected officials who have gone silly, yet folks who supported Mayor Shari Green’s election again, over the magical allure of Chinese riches. campaign last fall are also a lot of the same people So let’s recap. City council was elected on a platwho had a hate on for how Tim McEwan ran Initiaform of fiscal prudence. One of the first orders of tives Prince George. business was to institute a core services review, McEwan loved junkets and hanging out with the which was given the mandate to find ways to cut movers and shakers of the world. costs. Oh, almost forgot to mention council OK’d The problem back home, however, was that spending up to $350,000 for the review. So, if the results are so intangible that they are almost imposcore services review only finds ways to cut $1 milsible to quantify. lion from the budget, it actually is only $700,000 Those who go on the junkets talk endlessly about and change … at least for the first year, but that’s the need for them and that it takes time to get some another story. results. So, after reducing city staff by 28 positions Back home all we get is to pay the bill and see already this year and the rest of the staff waiting cutbacks in service. for the other shoe to drop when the core services And, in a really ironic twist of fate, at the same review is complete, council decides money spent on meeting city council decided travelling to China a trip to China is a good use of taxpayers’ dollars. was a good idea, it told not-for-profit organizations Yup, the gas was definitely spraying out pretty in the city to expect a tax bill. It’s good to see our good Monday night. charities and churches are doing their part. Coun. Garth Frizzell, however, was apparently I suppose it’s the silly gas, but council doesn’t fighting a cold and so his nose was plugged up, even seem to realize the double standard and how and Coun. Brian Skakun, who is immune to the this trip looks to the community to whom they are gas because he’s developed his own hybrid, voted continually saying there is no money in the coffers.

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Accident photo on website showed poor taste Editor: I am absolutely outraged that you would post a photo of the body of the pedestrian killed in Monday morning’s tragic acci-

dent on your website. Whoever decided that it was appropriate to do so is either insensitive or just plain stupid. This is a horrifying display of

poor taste and even worse judgment. What on earth were you thinking when you took that photo, or when you decided to put it up for everyone to see?

How would you feel if that was your loved one lying on the road? Shame on you. You owe the family of the victim and the people of Prince George a public

apology. From now on, your newspaper will be going straight into the trashcan when it arrives. Stephanie Nicholson Prince George

Don’t get me started on getting the car started My friend, Darby, had to go out of town for the day so I let her borrow my car while I took on her recently acquired little monster. I knew it had a few glitches – a few too many for a road trip – so I figured since my day usually consists of the occasional run up the hill, at most, it’d be a good idea to switch out while she was gone. To be fair to her, Darby did tell me about the tricky ignition before I took over her Life in POS (if you don’t know what the fat POS stands for, I’ll give you the first two words of the lane DELYNDAPILON acronym and let you figure out the last – p is for piece, o is for of and .... yep, you got the rest). Anyway I told her I’d be just fine with it. It’s not like I’m some princess who has only driven off-the-lot cars all my life. I mean, not even close. I had this little grey car once that oozed oil out of the plug wire hole places. I know, impossible, right? Too bad if you think so. It did ooze oil out of those holes. It really did. And it used to stall all the time. I got pretty used to pushing it across intersections, actually. By the way, surprise surprise, one day it caught on fire while I was driving it. A case of beer and $80 got me this little Honda I adored. It was ugly, rusty and I loved it. Especially cause it was a standard, so whenever I drove it up the airport hill it would sound so mean, gears growling and all. But it was kind of hard on clutches. After my brother, Rolly, changed the clutch in it the third time, he suggested I only drive automatics. Then there was the car I drove to Alberta. It held the road just perfectly – but it hated right turns. Something on the frame, I think, would catch the tire, causing much grinding and grunting. It also hated to start on chilly mornings. I don’t mean during winter. I mean if it even rained. It got me so mad sometimes I’d have traded it off for a mule and a Klondike bar. Then there was my dad’s old Ford I drove for a while. It had bald tires (and I had a minimum-wage job, so they stayed bald) and I wound up getting stuck between two hills one winter day. Couldn’t back all the way up the one behind me, couldn’t get up the gumption to slide all the way up the one in front of me. So, case in point, I ain’t no pavement princess. Anyway, I figured I’d get used to Darby’s car within a few trips, but that danged touchy ignition is just annoying the ever loving .... er ... heck out of me. Now, I know if I can’t get it started either my son or one of the guys


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Judy Dix and Ken Biron adjust the shiny loonies on the ‘money trees’ Sunday to tempt people to buy tickets on them. The Loonie Auction, an annual fundraiser for the Handy Circle Resource Society, took place over the weekend with many items to view and bid on. would be happy to rescue me, but it’s not like it would be a silent rescue. There would be all manner of teasing and such. Gosh. I mean I love those guys. Merle has my new daughter, Vicki, running around shouting ‘now it’s a party’ out the car window and growling ‘git’ (not such a scary sound with her girly lisp), and he’s awesome. Kris just celebrated a birthday, and though he’s younger than my youngest brother, he ain’t

no 17-year-old no matter what he tells you, but he’s amazing. And Jack? Well, Jack is the typical stoic cowboy who proved I really can call him at 2 a.m. when I need help and he’ll come right over and put the calm in common sense for me. He rocks. The three of them have my Patrick and Dallas following right in their crazy footsteps. They are all great. And any one of them would rescue me.

But not one of them would let me forget it afterwards, especially if that darned cranky little beast of a car starts right up for them after giving me a hard time, like it did for Merle this morning. So I will figure out all the glitches in this POS all by myself. By the way, if you see me sitting in that car, cranking the key over and over again, you might want to come and give me a hand. Just hold the laughter.

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COLUMN: Looking back at a great baseball trip A18


The Spruce Kings had a perfect weekend at home A14


UNBC has scoreless weekend on pitch ALLAN WISHART

The last homestand of the season didn’t go the way Alan Anderson would have hoped, but he saw good thing. “I’m happy with how the team has progressed,” the coach of the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team said after dropping 3-0 and 2-0 decisions to the Fraser Valley Cascades. “It was frightening how easily teams were breaking us down earlier in the season,” Anderson said of the Timberwolves’ first season in the Canada West league. Things have changed, though, and while UNBC has yet to pick up a point in league play, Anderson sees positives. “We had some really good opportunities on Saturday, and we got a series of corner kicks on Sunday. We had some good scoring opportunities, but we went up against a good opponent.” Anderson, in his first year at UNBC, knew they were in tough this season. “You’re going to be able to climb the hill in Year one. We have a very young team, though, so there is a lot to look forward

to.” The coach was also playing a bit of ‘what-if’ as he watched Alan Zhao play on the weekend. “We got Zhao back way too late (from an early-season injury). I would have liked him and Sourosh Amani play together.” Amani suffered a season-ending leg injury a couple of weeks ago. This weekend, the Timberwolves face what Anderson characterizes as “a nasty road trip.” They play Mount Royal in Calgary on Saturday at 2 p.m., then travel to Winnipeg for a noon game on Sunday. “It’s going to be tough, because we don’t usually play very deep into our bench. I am excited to play the other two expansion teams.” A lla n W ISHA RT/ Fre e Pre s s


UNBC’s Alan Zhao, right, aims to get to a loose ball ahead of three University of Fraser Valley Women’s soccer coach Andy players in Canada West soccer action Saturday at the North Cariboo Soccer Fields.

Cameron summed up the final weekend of the season for UNBC simply. “It was a tough way to finish the season.” UNBC lost 7-0 to Trinity Western on Saturday, then fell 13-0 to UBC on Sunday. “Those are two nationally

ranked teams,” Cameron, the first-year coach with UNBC, said. “We also had some real injury problems on Sunday.” Regular goalkeeper Jordan Hall was a late scratch for the game, while midfielder Rebecca Irving had to be carried off the

field after an injury. “When you go into a new program,” he said, looking back at the season, “you have to take baby steps. We got a point early on, we got a goal early on. We finished the season with six goals, which is much better than

last year.” With 15 of 16 players expected back, Cameron feels next year’s team will be better. “We have to build on what he have. I’m already looking for local players and players from other areas for next year.”

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Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Kirk Thompson and defenceman Skylar Pacheco keep an eye on Demico Hannoun of the Surrey Eagles as he goes behind the net Saturday in action at the Coliseum. Thompson blocked all 38 Surrey shots in a 3-0 shutout win.

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Defense strong for Kings ALLAN WISHART

Kirk Thompson blocked 53 of the 54 shots he faced at the Coliseum on the weekend for the Prince George Spruce Kings. That was enough to get him named the Player of the Week in the BCHL, and coach Dave Dupas says he deserved it. But, he says, it was a total team effort. “In the two games we blocked, I believe, 65 shots, so everybody was sacrificing to help

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Nechako Valley Secondary Vikings running back TJ Van Damme leaves a wake of Duchess Park tacklers behind as he makes a break during Friday’s game at Masich Place Stadium. The Vikings broke a 7-7 halftime tie and won 28-7.

Condors third at Best of West ALLAN WISHART

Keith Wood is a master of understatement. “It went pretty well,� was the Duchess Park Condors’ senior boys volleyball coach’s assessment of the team’s performance at the Best of the West tournament in Kelowna on the weekend. The Condors finished third in the 37-team event, losing only two matches all weekend. “We lost in three sets to Harry Ainlay, a 4A team from Edmonton who were ranked second in Alberta, and we lost in three sets to Fraser Heights, who were ranked first in 3A in

B.C.� The Condors are a 2A school, meaning they have fewer students to draw from. The loss to Ainlay came during the roundrobin portion of the tournament, but wasn’t enough to keep the Condors from advancing to the 16-team championship playoff portion. There, they advanced to the semifinals before losing to Fraser Heights. They rebounded from that to down Kelowna Secondary, the sixthranked 3A team in B.C., for third place. “I think we played to our potential,� Wood said. “We hadn’t been playing a lot of real high-calibre teams this year, so

this was quite a change for the players.� The Best of the West lived up to its name, drawing teams from across Western Canada. “These are teams you’d never get the chance to play normally,� Wood said. “It pushes you to the next level when you play teams that good.� The Condors didn’t escape the notice of other coaches, he said. “I had a number of coaches tell me how impressed they were with how solid we played. We didn’t let emotions get to us.� The College Heights COugars finished 17th at the tournament.

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Hot dog, what a game!

I don’t eat hotdogs very gametime. There are a couple often anymore. of reasons for this, to my For the last couple of years, thinking. that’s been because of my First, with Seattle traffic, I dietary changes to wouldn’t want to lose weight and take a chance on get my cholesterol missing any of the Good and blood sugar game because it took Sports under control. us longer than we But I still enjoy a ALLANWISHART figured to get to the hotdog every now park. and then, and a few weeks ago Second, and perhaps more I had two in three days, both importantly, it’s the reason with big wieners. we’re in Seattle to start with. The thing that made each To watch baseball. We get of them even more enjoyable? there early to watch some batI ate them at Safeco Field in ting practice, to catch up on Seattle, getting ready to watch the out-of-town scores on the the Mariners play baseball big scoreboard, and, at least against the Texas Rangers. in my case, just to do some I seem to remember a Peapeople-watching. nuts cartoon with Charlie It’s fun to see a youngster Brown and Linus eating hotwho’s clearly at his first or dogs, and Charlie Brown says, second game, all wide-eyed “A hotdog just doesn’t taste and trying to watch everything the same without a ballgame at the same time. It’s fun to in front of it.” watch the people who have He was right. been to most of the games this There’s just something about season, sit in the same seats, being at the ballpark, even and know some of the people if it’s still an hour before the around them. game, and having a hotdog. It It’s fun (for me at least) to just feels right. watch the way the security The next question in some people take to the field at the minds is probably, “What were end of each half-inning, watchyou doing at the ballpark an ing the stands, but never actuhour before the game?” ally stepping across the white Well, we always get there line onto “the field”. It’s fun to when the park opens, which watch the ballgirls chat with is actually two hours before the fans in the front row before

MMA comes to city for Friday card

Fivestar Fight League is bringing Origins to Prince George on Friday, Oct. 19. The mixed martial arts event will take place at the Civic Centre, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and the fights starting at 7:30 p.m. Weigh-ins are Oct. 18 at 5


the game or between innings. It’s even kind of fun to watch the people who come out to the ballgame just so they can spend 90 per cent of their time on their phone, texting or whatever. It’s just a lot of fun to go out to a ballpark, even without taking into account the fact there’s, you know, a game going on as well. Speaking of which, we saw two games while we were there, with each team winning one. Good baseball, and I’d have to say that even though it was the first time in 10 years we didn’t get to watch Ichiro, the Mariners have the makings of a good young team. I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip – and the hotdogs. • Best sight (and realization) of the early post-season in baseball: This was the first year in 18 years of the divisional round of playoffs that all four series went the full five games. Worst sight: Derek Jeter leaving Saturday’s game against Detroit with a broken ankle. The Yankees haven’t had a lot of captains in their history, and you need to be a special player to get the designation. Jeter fits. It’s a shame his season had to end that way. p.m. at Alibis, 1201 First Ave. The headlining match on the card is a middleweight clash between undefeated Jordan Beecroft and veteran Brad Stewart. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets.



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BC Hydro is undertaking the construction of two underground concrete duct banks in Prince George. One ductbank will be 225 meters in length and will be constructed along 5th Avenue and Dominion St. The other ductbank will be 450 meters in length and will be constructed along Carney and 1st Avenue. These underground ductbanks are required to modernize BC Hydro’s infrastructure. The ductbanks will be buried within the municipal roadbeds. All roads listed above, including sidewalks and curbs, will be impacted to facilitate the installation.

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Construction is scheduled to start Monday October 1st, 2012 and will run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive. Work is estimated to be complete in approximately three weeks on or about October 20th, 2012. Traffic management and rerouting during the proposed three week construction window will be required to balance the safety practices of BC Hydro’s contractor with the continuation of daily activities for the public. Roads, sidewalk and curbs will be restored.

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Construction is scheduled to start Monday October 1st, 2012. For further information, please contact Bob Gammer at 250 561 4858.

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Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only — dropped off, mailed or e-mailed. No phone calls please. Free Press Datebook runs as space allows every Wednesday. No guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1T3. E-mail


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Prince George Rodeo Association AGM, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., upstairs meeting room at the Agriplex beside CN Center. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C. Civil Liberties meets second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.


Cathy Mackay, left, and Hanna Van De Vosse, both managing partners and senior biologists for Environmental Dynamics, open the doors on their new downtown head office earlier this month. Photo submitted

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THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. or 250-564-5191. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Tai Chi classes, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-9643849. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave.

Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.

Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

FRIDAY Drum Circle with Granville Johnson, Friday, 7-9 p.m., Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George, 1752 Fir St. Information: 1-250966-2320. Live bands, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.

SATURDAY Video conference on Wellness and Education, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., hospital, hosted by Prince George Lupus Chapter. Information:, 604714-5564 or Penny Bradshaw 250-9642636.

Fall Fair, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3580 Dufferin. Eat, Play, Laugh, a celebration of our diverse community, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Sport Centre. Co-hosted by AiMHi and the Northern Sport Centre. Fall bazaar, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Alward Place. Benefit dinner and auction, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Salvation Army, 777 Ospika Blvd. Tickets at Salvation Army or 250-564-4000. Flea market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. Live bands, Saturday, 8 p.m.midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.


Crib tournament and buffet dinner, Oct. 21. Crib 1 p.m., dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Hart Pioneer Centre. Information: 250-9626712. Salmon bake dinner, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Center, 1692 10th Ave. Tickets at office. Information: 250-5619381. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. Flea market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail

meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

TUESDAY What’s Wrong With Evolution?, lecture by Richard Peachey, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., UNBC Canfor Theatre. Sponsored by BC Creation Science Association Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m.,

Elks’ meat draw, Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund. Rainbows grief and loss program for ages 5-15, registering for the fall session. No charge. Information: Catherine 250-5632551. Tea Time for the Soul. Would you like someone to listen to you? Come, listen, and share while enjoying a cup of tea. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Expo House, 1506 Ferry Ave. No cost. For more information, Jesse or Catherine at 250-563-2551. Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue. Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 11:30 a.m. weigh in, noon meeting, St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Information: 250-9603959, 778-416-0908. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families

on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answers. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Shelley 250612-3877.

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” PG Lupus Chapter Oct 20 Video conference at the Hospital on Sat, Oct 20 from 9am – 3pm. Coffee break & lunch refreshments provided. Register at www.bclupus. org and follow the links to the symposium. Penny Bradshaw 250-964-2636 MS Society Oct 20 3rd Annual Dinner, Dance, Silent Auction Fundraiser at Treasure Cove Casino Show Lounge. Live entertainment by “Exit Glow”. Tickets $30. To volunteer, Joann 250-564-7074 27 Million Voices Nov 3 3rd Annual Gala: An Enchanting Evening of African Folklore. Live music, traditional dances, dinner of African inspired cuisine, a silent auction, and West African merchandise. Working to stop human trafficking. To volunteer, Alison 250-981-1635

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Playbill FOREVER YOUNG The Elder Citizens Recreation Association presents Songs of the Old West with special guest Prince George Senior Idol Laurie Meier. The show takes place at the Pineview Recreation Centre, 6470 Bendixon Road, Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, 12 years and under.

ANTHROPOLOGY Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais (French Canadian Society of Prince George) hosts Anthropology in our Backyards event: Between Epic and Forgotten: The history of French speakers and the Metis of northern British Columbia. Dr. Michel Bouchard, Associate Professor, UNBC Department of Anthropology. Tuesday, Oct. 30 starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-561-2565.

WITS AND SKITS The Elder Citizens Drama Club presents Wits and Skits on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. All proceeds go towards Elder Citizens Recreation Centre Association (ECRA) operations at 1692 Tenth Ave. Phone 250-561-9381.


Moving away from her home Jacquie Clarke takes business into downtown core TERESA MALLAM

There’s a new girl on the block. Jacquie Clarke of Butterfly Threads is joining the ever-growing number of entrepreneurs who are choosing to relocate to the buzz and bustle of the downtown core. After 25 years operating a successful home-based business, Clarke’s new venture has led her to open a store on Specialty Avenue at Fourth and Dominion. The grand unveiling – which features exciting renovations – takes place Nov. 22. “I love fashion and I think my best skills are dressing women in comfortable, elegant, practical clothes,” she said. “My home boutique has just become so busy that I haven’t been able to accommodate my customers. Now with the new store, they won’t have to make an appointment, they can just walk in and shop.” She is very excited about being able to put her own uniquely “Jacquie” decorative touch on the downtown space. “I know I’m going to enjoy my new bright location and I’m really looking forward to decorating my store I way I want it. My new location is being renovated to surprise and delight women who want a first-class boutique.” Just two hints: there will be sparkling chandeliers and stylish change rooms. Clarke is known for her easy smile and positive attitude. Her philosophy of life comes, she says, from working on a chemotherapy ward for many years. “I learned from that experience not to procrastinate, to grab hold of your dreams, do what you

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Elsie Stobbe (left) helps daughter Jacquie Clarke in many aspects of Butterfly Threads. This month, the popular and stylish clothing boutique moves downtown. want and have fun. Every day for me is a blessing. I have always lived my life that way.” As proof of that, Clarke visits Mexico twice a year to recharge and reinvigorate. “Last year I took two of my girlfriends and we watched from our beach house as the turtles come up on the beach to lay their eggs. It was amazing to see.” Her biggest fan and supporter will join Clarke in her downtown venture. “My mother, Elsie Stobbe, has supported me for 25 years and at age 85, she’s still very feisty and encourages me daily. She

models in my fashion shows, she unpacks boxes, she does inventory, she cleans, lectures, organizes. I appreciate her and her unconditional love so much.” The Butterfly Threads boutique carries fashions in a myriad of colours, styles and range of sizes from four to 3X. Special orders, private consultations and alterations are provided. “I dress people, I am a design consultant,” Clarke explains. “I provide clothes for all their needs and even pack their suitcase. I’m a personal shopper. For example, if someone is going on a cruise, I’ll pick out easy-care clothes and

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Horns the stars at concert Hornucopia will highlight the history of the instruments The Northern Orchestra presents its Hornucopia concert Oct. 20 and 21. Guest soloist will be Keith Berg. Special guest is Berg’s wife, Jane Houlden, playing French horns, hand horns, alphorns, and more. Guest community artist is Rachel Eagles on violin. “The upcoming concert may be the most interesting we have ever given,” said conductor Gordon Lucas. “Keith Berg is not only a fine horn player and one of the best Classicalera hand horn players I’ve ever heard but he is also one of the best-known horn makers in the world.” Berg’s custom-built French horns are played in the Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony and other big orchestras worldwide. Berg is a performance specialist, he plays music on his-





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toric instruments – those played on in the days when the music was written. He manufactures these instruments in exact, painstaking replica and duplicates the performance techniques of the day. Berg will also present other surprises – such as playing some Mozart on a garden hose. “Keith is going to play a Mozart Concerto on an organ instrument but they will be putting on a real clinic on the horn, its ancestors and development. The hand horn is an instrument that was played before the invention of valves,” explains Lucas. “The entire range of the instrument is done entirely with the lips and manipulating the hand inside the bell of the instrument. Few have mastered this technique and to have a performance like this in Prince George is a rare treat that should not be missed.” Berg will be soloing on an amazing replica of this early instrument that he built himself in Mozart’s famous Concerto #3 in E Flat for horn and orchestra. He will be joined by Houlden in Rosetti’s Concerto for two Horns and Orchestra and in Mozart’s hilarious Musical Joke in which the composer lampoons the music of inferior composers of his day in a composition full of satire, deliberate mistakes, bad formal composition plus some plain old-fashioned nonsense.

Berg and Holden will be playing classical hand horns for this piece, as well. The couple – they’ve now being playing music together for about 30 years – came to B.C. from Saskatoon where they met and played in the symphony, Holden on principal horn and Berg playing second. They now make their home in Dunster. For her part, Eagles will make her solo debut with music by Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen playing selections by Johan Svendsen and Fritz Kreisler. She will also team up with the horn duo for Musical Joke. The Northern Orchestra will be featured in accompanying roles as well as in Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide. The Northern Orchestra’s Hornucopia concert with music by Mozart, Rossini, Svendsen, Kreisler, Rosetti and Dvorak will be presented Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 at the Prince George Playhouse and Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Small Auditorium at NVSS in Vanderhoof. Tickets sold at the door, $10 adult, $5 seniors and students. Season passes are available at the door $35 adult, $25 student/ senior. Passes include the Messiah concert which will be performed Dec. 1 in Prince George and Dec. 2 in Vanderhoof.


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Kidney Walk continues to grow TERESA MALLAM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You give a face to giving a gift,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are a local hero â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of you.â&#x20AC;? Bond also acknowledged the participation of the local Spruce Kings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need young people in this [effort]. We support them in our community and so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see so many of them out today supporting this.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, Tracey had the honour of dropping the puck at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spruce Kings game against the Surrey Eagles.

The local support grows every year. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kidney Walk, put on every year by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, attracted a large number of participants including organ donors, recipients, their family and friends, local luminaries and medical field workers. The group filled a main floor room at the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre where they met for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pep talkâ&#x20AC;? before taking to the track. There was lots of heartfelt emotion in the room. Walk honoree Tracey Eyles says the decision to give her father a new lease on life was the easiest thing sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever had to do. Diagnosed with severe kidney disease, Dan Eyles was scheduled to begin dialysis in 2011 but Tracey was determined to bring back his health by donating one of her kidneys. Following an extensive screening process and tests, she found out she was a match. On June 4, her father received her precious gift. Sunday, just a few months after the surgery, both father and daughter look fit and happy. However, Tracey described how shocked she was by her 66-yearold fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance prior to surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He looked white


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Man Who Makes A Differenceâ&#x20AC;? is a Bible study that provides stirring answers to these questions by turning to Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter to the Ephesians. In reading and studying this wonderful text, we hear God speak to us and tell us how to live as Christian men in all our different relationships. From Friday, November 2nd to December 7th , join us for a seven-week course that can help you become a man who makes a difference. To reserve your spot, please call or e-mail Pastor Jim: (250) 562-9542 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Man Who Makes A Differenceâ&#x20AC;? is a free community service presented by the Canadian Reformed Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prince George Mission.

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Tracey Eyles, who donated a kidney to her dad, Dan, in June, gets a hug from him moments before the Kidney Walk ribbon cutting ceremony at the Jago Northern Sports Centre on Sunday. in the face,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually he was gray... he looked like he was about to die,â&#x20AC;? she said, fighting back tears. Looking over at her father in the crowd, with other family members at his side, she smiled at him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now his cheeks are pink and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up doing things again. And

hopefully now we will have him around for a very long time.â&#x20AC;? She praised the work of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. They made it possible for her family, who lives in Burns Lake, to stay for two months in Vancouver following the procedure without enduring financial hardship.

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Pnina Granirer gives an inspiring artist talk Thursday evening at the opening of a new exhibit, The Whisper of Stones, at Two Rivers Gallery. In the background is her work Mystery at Gabriola.

Whisper of Stones Pnina Granirer gave an artist talk Thursday evening at the opening of a new exhibit, The Whisper of Stones, at Two Rivers Gallery. Granirer, who was born in Romania, told the Free Press when she first saw her subject – an old quarry on Gabriola Island where huge millstones were extracted in the early 1930s – she thought, “It looked like a giant had taken a cookie cutter to a huge piece of dough.” Referencing the triptych, called Mystery at Gabriola, she said: “I like to work in panels. I love the tension it creates between one panel

and the next. The fact there is a separation adds an extra element that makes people pause, I think.” The panels also allow for easier storage, she says, laughing, noting her studio is now full of her work. “I tend to work on large canvases so they do take up room,” she said. The Whisper of Stones exhibit runs until Jan. 6. As well, The Transformers exhibit which featues works from the Two Rivers Gallery permanent collection also opened Thursday. For more information, visit www.tworiversgallery/ca.


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Celebrity characters Fundraiser for local arts council and library Local luminaries are featured in a uniquely artistic Literacy Art Calendar available for sale after Nov. 1. Proceeds from the sale of the 2013 calendars go to the Prince George Public Library and the Community Arts Council. All living canvases had paint applied to their faces and bodies with literacy-themed artistic renderings including Once Upon a Time with Mayor Shari Green, Colin Kinsley as the Cheshire Cat and Shirley Gratton looking like a fairy princess with flowers and butterfies. Images from the calendar were presented largerthan-life in a gallery-style evening Friday for invited guests.

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“The idea came from an inspiration and obsession that I had about body art,” said Lisa Redpath of the Community Arts Council, who worked with former library communications officer Neil Godbout and Cat Sivertsen on the final details. ”Then we brought in all the amazing talent and collaboration from the PG arts community into a final product we are all proud of.” Other members of the community will get to see the glossy Literacy Art Calendar when it is on display (and for sale) at Studio Fair, which starts Nov. 1. The calendars will also be available at the PG Public Library, Studio 2880, Hubbell Designer Goldsmiths and UNBC Bookstore.


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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email:

EARN some extra money for Christmas! Canfor’s J.D. Little Forest Centre in Prince George is looking for Seasonal Nursery Workers for our seedling harvest. Working for 5 to 6 weeks starting around October 17th. Two shifts: Morning (7:00 am to 2:30 pm) and Afternoon (3:00 pm to 10:30 pm) Excellent and safe working environment! Ideal Candidate for Employment is physically fit, capable of working on your feet, safety conscious and able to work alongside others in a fast-paced team environment. Drop off your resume at the nursery or e-mail to J.D.Little Forest Centre 6677 Landooz Road Phone: 250-9600165 Directions to nursery: On highway 97 at the top of the hill north of the John Hart Bridge turn right on Northwood Pulp Mill Road and follow for 6 km. At the bottom of the big hill, make first left turn on Landooz Road and follow road for 1 km. Turn left into entrance to nursery.

BETTS Electric Penticton requires an experienced Industrial Controls Tech for our CSA Panel shop. visit for details. send Resume to or Fax 250492-3343

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

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PARTS PERSON REQUIRED Nadina Truck Service Ltd. has a full time permanent parts position available. Individual must have excellent work ethics and be a team player. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the parts or service industry. Please supply resumes with references to: Les Morgan Nadina Truck Service Ltd. 2235 Nadina Ave. P.O. Box 1019 P: (250) 845-2212 • F: (250) 845-3427

Wanted for Surrey, Kamloops, Calgary & Edmonton

Duties Include: • Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts and Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory control • Strong command of the English Language • 3rd or 4th year apprentices • Certified journeymen • Driver’s licence • Self-starter We Offer:


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A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading truck and equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth is taking applications for a Heavy Duty Truck Parts Person. This position requires grade 12 or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and Technical Qualification Certificate and a willingness to learn. WHMIS and forklift training an asset.

Please forward resumes to:

Jeff Morrison, Parts Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email


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Health Products Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603

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A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading truck and equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth / Parker Pacific is looking for an energetic well-organized person to start at an entry level position. This position requires grade 12 or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and a willingness to learn. WHMIS and forklift training an asset.

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Misc. for Sale All types of carpentry tools, power tools etc. Musical instruments, accordions, 2 violins. Call 250-564-8267 FOR THE HOME BREWER Wine making equipment. Incl. 2 primary buckets, 4 carboy’s, hoses, syphon’s, thermometers, floor corker (some corks) electric bottle filler plus lots more. Must be sold as a complete set $375 250-562-3747 STEEL BUILDINGS - Canadian made! - Reduced prices now! 20X22 $4,455. 25X26 $4,995. 30X38 $7,275. 32X50 $9,800. 40X54 $13,995. 47X80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

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

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

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

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

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes utilities Reasonably priced. 250-552-1178

Homes for Rent 439 S Ogilvie, 3 bdrm, covered deck, dble garage $1000/mo plus utilities (250)961-2265

Room & Board ATT: UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Room and board. Quiet environment, close to bus route, includes everything $650 per month 2 rooms available, call 250-561-0079

Suites, Lower Fully furnished 1 bdrm bsmt suite. All appliances included. Close to CNC, UNBC & Pine Centre 250-564-9443

Suites, Upper 3 Br Heritage area, all major appl inc, Shared laundry, $1350 inc utilies. Close to school & bus.Ph 250-614-9675 Large bright 1 bdrm, F/S, alarm, newer house, close to Van Bien school & bus. $550 util inc. Ph: 250-563-7215


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Off Road Vehicles 2010 Polaris 550 Sportsman ATV 511 kms. Only been on gravel logging roads. When purchased $11,500.00 plus $500 in after market items (Warn winch, windshield, mirrors, camo saddle and rear bags, gun boot and holder plus cover. Asking $8500 Serious inquiries only. 250-562-3747


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Prince George Free Press

Prince George Free Press, October 17, 2012  

October 17, 2012 edition of the Prince George Free Press