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LAKELAND MILLS: One worker wonders about assistance A3 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 PG Motors crew goes pink to help firefighers A10

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Victoria Towers bought


For affordable housing The province has purchased the Victoria Towers building on 20th Avenue and will turn it into affordable housing units. A fire in the building on November 3, 2011 uprooted about 80 residents from the building and the building has been vacant since. The province purchased Victoria Towers, at 1245 20th Ave., for $7.8 million, below the originally listed sale price of $9.6 million. An additional $3.2 million has been allocated for renovations and improvements. With a mix of bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, it is anticipated the prospective tenants will be a mix of low-income individuals and families. The renovations will create 93 new affordable apartments in Prince George. It is estimated that the renovations will be completed by the end of March 2013, with tenants beginning to move in shortly thereafter.

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Province helps with China trip DELYNDA PILON

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MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond along with Mayor Shari Green announce that the province has purchased Victoria Towers.

The province will pay $10,000 towards a trip to China for Mayor Shari Green, acting city manager Kathleen Soltis and councillors Dave Wilbur and Lyn Hall. The trip will allow the new mayor of Jiangmen, Prince George’s proposed sister city, to meet Green and further cement relations between the cities. It is hoped it will also lead to economic benefits for the city. Coun. Cameron Stolz pointed out at the last council meeting that each Chinese student who chooses to study

at CNC or UNBC pays $22,000 for the privilege, and spends about another $22,000 in local businesses during his or her stay. Kamloops has three times the number of foreign students as Prince George. This, he said, is just one small piece of the market in China, he added, saying it takes time and effort to cement a relationship with that country. “I want to thank Shari for taking a trip to China this year,� Prince GeorgeMackenzie MLA Pat Bell said, adding he had been there eight times. But, because this year is an election year, he won’t be able to go.

However, he reiterated the importance of strengthening bonds with that country. “It is incredibly important we continue to have an ongoing presence in that market,� he said. In fact, the province felt it was so important, it will support the trip with $10,000. The trip is expected to cost about $35,000. It was expected to be paid for from money left over in a fund set aside for expenses incurred twinning with the city of Jiangmen as well as through a new fund set up for economic development for the city.

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IT’S THE LAW: Slow down, move over by emergency vehicles A6

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A zone meet provides a test for the upcoming provincials A15

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Lakeland worker wonders where money is


A man who worked for Lakeland Mills when it was destroyed in a fire at the end of April is wondering when the funds donated to help support the mill’s employees will be distributed. Dean Wipfli said he is just holding on right now, close to losing everything, but the money he knows is coming will act as a stopgap measure and see him through until he’s back on his feet – if it comes in time. “A lot of people are struggling, just trying to hold on and get by. That’s all I’m doing,” he said. “I don’t want to lose everything.” The Prince George Community Foundation was the central agency accepting donations on behalf of the Lakeland Mills employees and their families. However, the foundation has nothing to do with the fund’s distribution. Instead, a society made up of volunteers was formed and tasked to take on that responsibility. Wipfli said he has spoken with a Foundation repre-

sentative who told him the cheque should be issued in early October, but so far nothing has come through. Now, as the financial pressure in his life mounts, so does his frustration. Wipfli said he bought a home about nine months before the fire. He recently had a chance to sell it, just to get out from under the mortgage, but if he does that he loses all the equity he put into it, like the $26,000 down payment. “I’m going to try to hang on. I would like to at least get my money back on it. If I let it go right now, I might walk away with $500,” he said. The tension caused by his financial situation has had an impact on his home life as well. His 18-yearold daughter is graduating this year, and the single father had plans to ensure she had something special to commemorate the occasion. Now that might not happen. “This is something that put us in a tough situation,” he said. He added his greatest hope is the mill will be rebuilt. “They are supposed to make an announcement

one way or the other by March of next year, but there is every indication it will be rebuilt.” He added the company that owns Lakeland, the Sinclar Group, has been very helpful with its former employees. Each month there is a meeting to bring them up-to-date on any new information. Besides helping some people find jobs, they are also providing counsellors to help former employees deal with depression. Depression is something many of the employees are facing as they try to find new jobs and get on with their lives. Wipfli said if the money that was donated to the Lakeland Mills survivors was divided evenly, it would get each man and woman who worked there through, at least until the end of the year. However, the money will be divided according to need. Doing it that way, Wipfli said, makes things more complicated than they have to be. Other than those who were affected by injuries, he said, the money should be divided evenly, and he said many

other people who worked at the mill feel the same way. Judy Neiser, Foundation executive director, said the society which will distribute the employees funds was created specifically

because the Foundation didn’t want to be involved in that part of the process. “It’s so sensitive and so delicate in nature we just don’t want to get involved in that side of it,” Neiser said. “At this time we’re

not prepared to comment on it because it’s in the hands of the society.” However, she said, the society is issuing a press release on the subject very soon, probably in about a week.


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RCMP see break-ins spike in two neighbourhoods A spike in B&E’s in two city neighbourhoods has police asking the public to be alert for suspicious people or activities, especially in these areas. Police have investigated more than a dozen B&E’s in the Crescents area of the city, which is bound by Winnipeg Street to Highway 97 and from the Nechako River to 15th.

They have also been called out to several homes near Connaught Hill Park by 17th and Victoria Street. The property crimes in both neighbourhoods are taking place during the day. “The Prince George RCMP are requesting the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for these property crimes. We are asking people

to keep an ‘extra eye’ out for suspicious persons or activities, particularly in these neighbourhoods,” Corp. Craig Douglass said in a press release. “If you observe a Break & Enter in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you observe a suspicious person, vehicle or event, call the nonemergency line at 250-561-3300 and an officer will be assigned to investigate.”

If you have any information about these criminal offences or those persons responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477), online at (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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Kordyban Lodge delayed The opening of the Kordyban Lodge has been delayed due to difficulties encountered by one of the sub-contractors. Another sub-contractor is in place and work is resuming to ensure the delay is as minimal as possible. The Kordyban Lodge, which will provide accommodation for individuals and their caregivers travelling to Prince George for cancer treatment, was expected to open in January 2013. A new timeline for the lodge opening is being developed. “This is an unfortunate situation that is beyond our control and we are sympathetic to everyone who has been and will be affected,” says Margaret Jones-Bricker, regional director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Northern Region. “Our local contractor, Wayne Watson Construction, has worked very hard to find a resolution that has allowed us to continue work on the lodge.” The Canadian Cancer Society will provide updates on the timeframe for the opening through the Kordyban Lodge website (www.kordybanlodge. ca). In the interim, the society is continuing to provide financial support for eligible people who may experience financial difficulty either travelling for their cancer treatment or for accommodation. The Canadian Cancer Society’s toll-free Cancer Information Service 1-888-939-3333 and Northern Regional Office




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a family room, the Novak Family Spiritual and Meditation Room, the West Fraser Timber Lounge, Canfor Dining Room, Northline Credit Unions Library, TELUS Activity Room, and many more services. “The Kordyban Lodge will support cancer patients and their families from rural communities across the north,” adds Jones-Bricker. “It will be a tremendous resource and a compassionate and positive

environment – we are all looking forward to its opening and we thank the entire northern community for the support that has made the lodge possible.” In 2012, it is estimated that more than 23,300 people will be newly diagnosed with cancer in British Columbia. Of these patients, approximately 1,000 will reside in the north, a number projected to increase significantly over the coming years.

Arts council struggles for funds DELYNDA PILON

During difficult times it is often the arts that get funding cuts. Wendy Young, the executive director of the Prince George Arts Council, appeared at city council during the Oct. 15 meeting to explain all the benefits, including economically, the city gets through supporting a thriving local arts community. “We have struggled, as many groups have, with cuts to gaming,” Young said during her presentation. The group supports the arts in Prince George through education, promotion and advocacy. The council organizes several local programs like a pre-school of the arts, a summer day camp, an artist’s directory, artists in the schools, a feature gallery, an arts gallery of honour, and arts and culture week. “Our track record with each of these has been exemplary,” she said. Services include a consignment gift shop, community event ticket sales, a monthly newsletter, support for artists, a directory and a website, among others. The council is funded by the city, the B.C. Arts Council and B.C. Gaming. It also organizes several local fundraising events including the spring arts bazaar, a calendar with artistically enhanced photos of local dignitaries, the studio crawl, a strawberry tea, and Studio Fair. “Over 7,000 people attended Studio Fair,” Young said. She added, “The money put into the arts in our commu-

nity stays in our community.” She pointed out that there is plenty of diversity within the new initiatives the arts council is undertaking, from Back Alley Art to Blood, Sweat, Tears and Laughter – HIV Awareness and Education. When asked about the wages earned locally by those running the arts council, Young said they are among the lowest

provincially. “We are at the bottom of the pay scale,” she said, adding they earn about $2 an hour above minimum wage. She added she’d like the council to get enough support from funders to change that. “We would not be able to do half of what we do without volunteers,” she said.

IPG adds to local team Initiatives Prince George (IPG has added two members to its management team. Dave Jephcott has been named business development program manager effective immediately and Christina Doll will assume the role of manager, marketing and communications on November 5. “These two new positions will play an integral role in fulfilling IPG’s mission to facilitate the growth and diversification of the Prince George economy,” said chief executive officer Heather Oland in a press release. “I am confident the people we have chosen bring the right mix of skills and experience to our team.”

Jephcott has more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. He will be charged with implementing several components of IPG’s 2012-2014 trade and investment plan during his two-year contract. “I moved to Prince George from the Sunshine Coast six months ago and have fallen in love with the city’s many parks and friendly residents,” said Jephcott. “My goal while with IPG is to develop and execute a two-year campaign to initiate clear, consistent and focused business retention and attraction programs.” Doll is a lifelong resident of Prince George and

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that lane until they are past the emergency vehicle. “The Prince George RCMP is dedicated to improving the safety of the motoring public, as well as emergency services personnel on our roadways,” Cst. Wayne Connell of the Prince George RCMP Municipal Traffic Section said in a press release. “It would be difficult to find a member of an emergency service who has not experienced a ‘near miss’ while working on our roads.

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A towering decision I

t’s not really the grandiose edifice-building announcements that governments like to make (i.e. Wood Innovation and Design Centre), but Friday’s announcement regarding Victoria Towers was one of the best in a long time. The province has purchased the Victoria Towers building on 20th Avenue and will turn it into affordable housing units. A fire in the building on November 3, 2011 uprooted about 80 residents from the building and the building has been vacant since. The province purchased Victoria Towers, at 1245 - 20th Avenue, for $7.8 million, below the originally listed sale price of $9.6 million. An additional $3.2 million has been allocated for renovations and improvements. With a mix of bachelor, one-bedroom and twobedroom apartments, it is anticipated the prospective tenants will be a mix of low-income individuals and families. The renovations will create 93 new affordable apartments in Prince George. It is estimated that the renovations will be completed by the end of March, 2013, with tenants beginning to move in shortly thereafter. There is always a need a for more affordable housing and, like it or not, that is almost always supplied, or supported, by the province. In these times of constantly being told there is no money for anything from the province, it is wonderful to see it decide that this was a good move for Prince George. Without the province stepping in, Victoria Towers likely would have remained a vacant eyesore in the community for many, many years. Now we will have a facility that serves a need in the community.

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f one was a conspiracy theorist, one might suggest the B.C. Conservative Party of 2012 is nothing more than a dummy political party created by the B.C. Liberal Party to lure back disenchanted voters who are not quite ready to cast a ballot for the B.C. NDP. It is as good as any explanation for the dog-and-pony political show that continues to play out in front of our eyes, with just seven months until the provincial election. The B.C. Liberals implode and are seen as being done in time for the May 2013 election. The B.C. NDP is the only viable alternative. Along comes a B.C. Conservative Party with some notable names and growing poll numbers. The party lures a B.C. Liberal MLA and all seems on course for the Conservatives to replace the Liberals as the Liberals replaced the Socreds as the Socreds replaced the Conservatives/ Liberals in opposition to the NDP/CCF. However, with poor showings in two byelections; with that recruited Liberal MLA not onside with the party leader and deciding to quit the party he had joined only months before; with one of the two byelection candidates jumping to the Liberals only weeks after saying nasty things about them; with a leadership convention resulting in 70 per cent of voting members supporting the leader; with dissidents nonetheless still calling for that leader’s dismissal; with the leader then demanding all traitors to leave or else; with the leader then jumping into action at high noon by issuing a press release declaring party finances in good shape; and with dissidents announcing a press conference for late yesterday . . . well, such craziness can only be the work of some Machiavellian political machine looking to save itself, can it not? Seriously, there is no possible way such Looney Tunes hijinks could be the result of an upstart party actually inadvertently shooting itself in the foot, again and again and again and again and again and again. Is there? - Kamloops This Week


Going underground One of the first big stories I every covered in this safety equipment and precautions, things happened business was the closure of Balmer North. in the deeps that regularly left widows topside. It was, at the time, the last large underground Go to any coal-mining town and you’ll see coal mine in the province. A small one on Vanmemorials to those who never made it home from couver Island had continued to operwork. ate, but it was not the scale of Balmer When they closed Balmer North there North. was a whole gaggle of mining big-wigs It was a rather incredulous scene as there, and, if memory serves, a few Writer’s big burly coal miners, complete with cabinet ministers. Closing one of the last Block dust-laden coveralls, traditional coal BILLPHILLIPS underground mines in the province was miners’ hats, and faces, literally, as being hailed as a major step forward in black as coal, boarded up the entrance to the mine. mining in B.C. Whites of the eyes and flashes of teeth were the The days of underground coal-mining were over. only thing on them that weren’t the same colour as This extremely dangerous vocation (if death wasn’t their surroundings. instantaneous it was usually the slow creep of black What was particularly striking on that day, howlung) was coming to an end. ever, was that many of the coal-covered faces were It was replaced by strip mining, which is much streaked with tears as the entrance to the blackest safer and more efficient. depths of the earth was covered up. Now, 20 years later, we’re looking at importing To many, it was the end of an era … a way of life Chinese coal miners to work in an underground … a vocation that defined them and set them apart coal mine (for the record, the Balmer mines from the rest of the world. To many, many others it imported workers from England and India … howwas a blessing. ever, they came to Canada to stay, not as tempoThere are two kinds of underground coal miners rary foreign workers like they’re looking at for the – those who love it and those who hate it. northeast coal mines). I grew up in a coal-mining town. My father There is plenty of concern and controversy over worked at Balmer South, which closed a few the government’s plan. The bigger issue that no one decades before Balmer North. I know a lot of is talking about is why are we looking at getting people who “worked underground.” There is a kin- back into the underground coal-mining business? ship amongst them similar to soldiers who head to The skyrocketing price of coal is obviously makbattle. ing economic sense, but we seem to have forgotten Death is a way of life underground. how proud we once were to get out of this business Cave-ins, bumps, and catastrophic explosions and the high price those who “work underground” weren’t an ‘if’, they were a ‘when.’ Despite the best pay. Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email:

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City hall’s idea of a ‘park’ short of perfect Sorry to say that my trust in city hall has evaporated. ational space over corporate greed. Editor: I suggest that city hall publicly addresses the disapUwe Finger I can’t trust city hall. Quite some years ago, city hall pearance of trees and prioritize aesthetical and recrePrince George had meetings in the libraries of DP Todd and Heritage schools. The subject was the large lot on the northwest corner of Tabor and Fifth Avenue, where the Chateau is EADING OR IVE RIDGES now located. At that time the lot was half bare and half covered with trees. The city brought to our neighbourhood’s attention the plan for AiMHi to build their facility in the southwest corner of the subject lot. The AiMHi design looked very pleasing and nobody at the meeting had any concerns. The rest of the lot was to be occupied by single and multiple housing units. Right in the middle of the overall lot, from Hill Street down to Fifth Avenue, the city indicated the proposed location for a park, which had at least the width of a city lot. With that in mind nobody objected to having a good-sized park, since all the existing trees would be removed. The Chateau was built, then the trees were cut down, followed by the single and multiple housing units on the western half of the lot. To my horror, houses were built right on the location of the promised park. I brought this to the city’s attention and was told by the planning department that the promised park would be “incorporated” when they plan the outstanding southest corner of the subject lot. This summer they started building more of the multiple housing units on the southeast corner of the lot, and behold, they have ‘incorporated’ a ‘park’ in their layout. But you cannot call this a park nor a green belt, as it is too small to earn that distinction. What city hall now calls a park is about five per cent of the original park size promised. City hall probably thought over the years, that we in the neighbourhood have forgotten. Our city is not well-known for its air quality and therefore I believe every tree is very important. A lla n W ISHA RT/ Fre e Pre s s They have removed more than 500 trees and replaced Participants in the Five Bridges Run head south on Highway 97 to start the run Sunday morning. The them with a couple dozen trees of which a high perfun run covered about 24k and served as a wrap-up for the local running season, ending at the Otway centage has not made it through our winters and sevSki Centre for a pizza lunch. eral have fallen victim to human destruction.





Sometimes the fanatics have the right idea Editor: After my last letter to you, I had the opportunity to read a few articles in the Scientific American, April 2012 issue. While reading one article there, I came across two appearances of the word ‘fanatics’ in only one short paragraph of this prestigious, worldwide-distributed magazine. These occurrences presented another opportunity to see the word applied in a context of the Cold War. Though Vic Bowman used a different reference, his warning still rang true but single in his opening sentence

for the article from September 28, of his regular column. Nevertheless, the title itself contained this word in plural, therefore the idea was to warn us against not just one person as Mr. Bowman did in his opening sentence “beware the fanatic,” but “beware the fanatics” would embrace more than just one with very narrow and singular views. The following paragraph is from the Scientific American with the words “fanatics.” “Then, during the winter of the Cold

War, two extraordinary scientists ¬– one an American, the other a Russian – formed a powerful alliance. Their joint venture would have outraged ‘fanatics’ on both sides of the Iron Curtain if those ‘fanatics’ had been aware of it. Yet collaboration, fleshed out in archival materials recently made available and the University of Cincinnati and by several contemporaneous sources, led to one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century and saved countless lives around the world.” (From Birth of a Cold War Vaccine, by

William Swanson, Scientific American, April 2012.) On the outskirts of our city we have a physical testimony of the Cold War era that was rather necessary at the time, Baldy Hughes. It was a military base during that era, now it is the addiction recovery and therapeutic centre. I admit that I do not know much about it and never had a chance to visit it. If I could drive, I would do that right away and visit the place. Chris Trumpowski Prince George

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WA N T E D Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 1100 hrs this 22nd day of October 2012, Alexis Mary-Beth PLASWAY (B: 1985-11-05) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant for Breath of Alexis Mary-Beth Conditions. PLASWAY is described PLASWAY as a First Nations female, 168 cm or 168 cm or 5’6” 5’6” tall and weighs 91 kg or 201 91 kg or 201 lbs. lbs. PLASWAY has black hair and brown eyes. PLASWAY should be considered VIOLENT.


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Staff from Prince George Motors showed their support for the Prince George Fire Fighters Pink Shirt Campaign by joining the firefighters at the dealership Saturday afternoon, where the fundraising T-shirts were on sale.

Courts pass sentence on variety of charges In Provincial Court in Free Prince George on July 18: Eric V. West was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while impaired, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Prince George Provincial Court on July 19: Crystal M.R. Horth was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, received a conditional sentence of 60 days and was placed on probation for one year. In Provincial Court i on July 20:


Tara M. Lolly was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Helen R. Seymour was found guilty of fraud, received a conditional sentence of 12 months and was ordered to make restitution of $10,451. Joshua A. Zacker was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and administering a noxious

thing, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $100. Zacker was also found guilty of a second count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, sentenced to one day in jail, placed on probation for 12 months, assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Zacker was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court on July 23: Shyla D. Brewer was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $2,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $300, placed on probation for six months and prohibited from driving for one year. Matthew T. Doerksen was found guilty With over 30 years of experience, I can help you preserve your freedom, reputation and livelihood. of resisting a peace officer, assessed a vicFor an appointment call 564-4454 tim surcharge of $100 980 Fourth Avenue, Prince George • and placed on probation for 12 months. Robert J. Tulari was More Than Just found guilty of resisting a peace officer and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, sentenced to 27 days in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and placed on probation for one year. at the PG Aquatic Centre In Provincial Court July 24: Wilfred J. Johnny was found guilty of failing to Join us for a safe, fun-filled afternoon of Spooktacular comply with a probation Halloween games and activities from 1:30-4:00pm. order and sentenced to Regular admission rates apply. 22 days in jail. Four Seasons Leisure Pool • 250-561-7636 • 775 Dominion Street ~ Aquatic Centre • 250-561-7787 • 1770 George Paul Lane Billy J. Peepeetch was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to time served of 30 days.

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COLUMN: Getting started on the fine art of wine-tasting A12

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Monica is, well, proud as a Peacock over this honour A15

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‘Stars’ arrive through a limo at the Oscar-style Business Excellence Awards Saturday.

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2012 Business Excellence Awards Saturday at the Coast Inn of the North with 330 in attendance. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual event hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to celebrate excellence in 10 award categories. “An Evening at the Oscars” was the theme for this year’s event. Upon arrival, guests were encouraged to enter the red carpet through a limousine provided at the front door and were greeted by paparazzi and screaming fans asking for autographs. Event host Gery Schubert, a professional host and comedian from Calgary, as his character named ‘Rene Mauve Toupee’, kept the evening full of laughter with special fun awards given during the night in addition to the formal awards. The event décor was complete with old Hollywood-style red and gold table cloths, movie reel tickets, and Academy Award centrepieces. Ten awards were given out to various businesses and business people in categories ranging from the

prestigious Business Person of the Year to the coveted Service Excellence Award. And the winners are: New Entrepreneur of the Year – Eoin Foley, Nancy O’s. Business Person of the Year – MaryAnne Arcand Corporate Citizen of the Year – Integris Credit Union Micro Business of the Year – Green Mobile Veterinary Services Service Excellence Award – Splash Media Group Environmental Leadership Award – The Salvation Army Community Impact Award – Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society Outstanding Corporate Culture Award – Costco Wholesale Tourism Impact Award – World Baseball Challenge Business of the Year Award – Chieftain Auto Parts.

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Tanya Doran of Splash Media, which won the Excellence B i l l P HI L L I P S /F ree P ress Service Business person of the year Award at the Chamber MaryAnne Arcand at the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards of Commerce’s Business Excellence Excellence Saturday. Awards Saturday.

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Frozen River Dance, the final production number at the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards, got off to a rocky start as Dan McLaren, Dan Rogers, and Pat Bell had to help John Gibson don his uniform while host Rene Mauve Toupee watches.

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How to Appreciate a First Sip The First Sip is always the best. I don’t know what it is about firsts – first kiss, first car, first job, first dollar – but they (or the memory) stay with you. So it was that the first wine I tasted at CNC’s new Wine Appreciation course last week is still with me. In memory. Maybe that is because I found out you can enjoy wine more when you have more knowledge going into it. Instructor Doug Jamieson took the intimidation factor out of the wine sipping ritual, one that has been with us since time began. (Had Eve enjoyed the grapes in the Garden of Eden instead of paying heed to a seductive snake my palate’s approval. From now on, we all might be better off.) He made when I go to a wine festival, I will it fun – and let us know that wine know how to swirl wine in my glass tasting is not only for with the best of them. the red-carpet crowd or Good thing we learned Tea black-tie events. about taste buds because with that explains Looking at my tastwhy classing notes, I see that the Teresa mates on both sides of me first wine I sampled, a preferred wines that were dry, clear, refreshing, a little more full-bodied fruity, apricot/pear, TERESAMALLAM and “ruby” coloured. To grassy (you learn lots each his own – that is of descriptive words) a the really wonderful thing about the Blue Mountain Vineyards Sauvignon world of wines. Blanc got my nostril’s nod and then Jamieson led the class through the

CNC instructor Doug Jamieson is poised to pour wine Thursday at the inaugural class of The First Sip, first in a new series of Wine Appreciation courses offered by the college. Students got to taste, enjoy, discuss and make notes on six quality B.C. wines. Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s

basics of wine tasting from grape on the vine – we got to dissect a Concord grape – to wine styles, varietals and blends, sweetness, systematic approach to tasting, serving (what glass to use), wine storage, closures, labelling. I learned a lot. Fortified with what is really fermented grape juice, I found out that even when the wine glass is empty, the learning process goes on forever. CNC is offering more courses in the Wine Appreciation series for 201213. Check out Continuing Education Courses at

Remembrance Day 2012 IIff y you have a story you would like to share of someone you know who has served, we would so so like li llik ik k to publish your story.

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R Re Remembrance e Day reminds us that we must not forget tth h those who have served and are currently serving th h throughout the world to ensure the freedom we enjoy is protected. The Prince George Free Press’ annual is Remembrance Day feature incorporates photos and R stories of loved ones and has developed extensive s r readership over the years. To show our community your support and remembrance of those who have served and are s c currently serving, take this opportunity to say a few words in this wonderful keepsake edition. w

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Peacock surprised by honour TERESA MALLAM

Monica Peacock was feeling a little giddy Monday as the reality of being awarded the city’s highest honour hit home. “I am still in shock. I really was surprised when they announced I was Citizen of the

Year. It is only now just starting to sink in. We [candidates] were all standing on the stage, we were introduced, and they read our little bio. It was alphabetical order so I was last.” Peacock said that she owes much to the many people and fellow volunteers who have helped her over

the years. “My motto is team work makes the dream work. I am very fortunate to have friends and family who make my dreams come true,” she told the Free Press on Monday. “No one person can do this alone.” Peacock founded the annual Evening of Pink

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Monica Peacock is all smiles at the Inn Flower Place Monday after winning the prestigious Prince George Community Foundation Citizen of the Year 2012 Award.


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event and for seven years has been its key organizer. The event has raised $130,000 for the Spirit of the North Foundation to buy expensive but muchneeded equipment for the University Hospital of Northern B.C. The focus of Evening of Pink has always been on the education of young women about the early detection of breast cancer. After her fall event, Peacock lends her design, creativity and organization skills to Festival of Trees where she helps with decorating trees and organizes the Jingle Bell dance, raising even more funds for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. The local business woman also gathers items and donations to fill 75 Christmas stockings at the Baldy Hughes Addiction Treatment Centre. Since moving to

Prince George in 1995, Peacock has also hosted five Japanese students with Cultural Homestay International. Community fundraising has been a big part of Peacock’s life. She spent 11 years with North Country Dancers, raising money for the pediatric ward at UHNBC and for an ongoing educational bursary. She donates flowers for the Roses for the Relay for Life, the provincial Liberal Association and the Celebrate Spring Fashion Show and she contributes about $250 a month of silent auction items and other contributions to various organizations including the Prince George Community Foundation. Other nominees for the 2012 Citizen of the Year award were Bob D’Auray, Kathy Nadalin, and Ron and Dee Neukomm.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sweet life for Big Sugar. The Canadian band is on tour with a new CD/DVD Eliminate Ya! concert film recorded in November 2011 on the Revolution Per Minute tour. The song is credited to Joel Plaskett who played Coldsnap 2010 in Prince George. The concert film captures a moment in time for the band and for the fans, says Big Sugar front man Gordie Johnson. Once again, in 2012, the band members are doing what they love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; playing their unique brand of blues, rock, reggae for fans everywhere. Since their reunion two years ago, Johnson, guitar and vocals; Kelly Hoppe, harmonica and sax; Garry Lowe, bass; Stephane Beaudin, drums; and DJ Friendlyness, on keyboards can feel the connection. Big Sugar plays CN Centre on Oct. 26. The band formed in 1998 and parted ways in 2004. Johnson says it was not so much a hiatus as it was an amicable split. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just came to where we had done everything weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wanted to do. It was all great and everything â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there was no bad terms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we just decided to pack it up,â&#x20AC;? Johnson told the Free Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get to a place where

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Gordie Johnson with Big Sugar play CN Centre on Oct. 26 there was no passion anymore, where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just show up, play the hits and collect the cheque. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion.â&#x20AC;? Band members went their own way and did their own thing, but Johnson was far from done with the music

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industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I moved to the state of Texas, raised my kids and produced records for dozens of different bands and I wrote songs for lots of folks. I still write and co-write with lots of different artists.â&#x20AC;? Hey, come on Gordie, Texas canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too bad a home base, the reporter notes. Johnson laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, I really couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have picked a better place. From the

first day I went there I kind of fit right in.â&#x20AC;? With Big Sugar back performing live, Johnson says the band is once again having the time of their lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a novelty for us to be back together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like we have to pinch ourselves that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually doing this because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much fun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be allowed to do it in public.â&#x20AC;? Will fans hear a mix of vintage and new Big

Sugar songs? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every show is different but the day we stop loving the old songs is the day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stop playing them,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play those songs for almost 10 years so now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hey we get to play Digginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A Holeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first single from the 1996 album Hemi Vision). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have lots of new songs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a lot of old songs. We have a huge repertoire to pick from.â&#x20AC;? The song list is often guided by the fans, he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatever the audience is in the mood for, you can tell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wanting to dance, we go there. If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re havinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a great time, waving their arms with their beer swinging in the air, we go there.â&#x20AC;? On this tour, Big Sugar has invited along reggae legend and dub musician Willi Williams who grew up with Lowe in Kingston, Jamaica to play on the same stage with the newly energized Big Sugar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took a break from Big Sugar [in 2004] with no plans to put it back together,â&#x20AC;? explained Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hey, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call you in a few years.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the same page at the same time. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just happy to be doing it.â&#x20AC;? Big Sugar with reggae legend Willi Williams and special guests The Balconies play CN Centre on Friday, Oct. 26. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets.

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Emma Balasz knows what she wants the weather in Prince George to be like the first weekend of November. “Hopefully we’ll have a bit of snow,” she says with a smile. Her thinking is simple: The provincial high school cross-country races are being held in Prince George that weekend, and the runners from down south probably won’t be used to snow. Balasz, a Grade 12 student at Kelly Road Secondary, punched her ticket to the provincials by winning the women’s race Saturday at the zones meet, held at D.P. Todd Secondary. “It’s the same course we’ll be running for the provincials. I did the course on another race earlier this year, but I couldn’t remember what my time was when I started the race today.” For the record, her time for the 4.3k course was 18 minutes and 10 seconds, putting her 28 seconds ahead of Danika Robson of Williams Lake with Cierra Verduzzo of Nechako Valley (Vanderhoof) in third. “It was a good, fast race,” Balasz said. “It was close at the start, so I picked up the pace to give myself some room to play with as the race went on.” The strategy obviously worked, as Balasz had a comfortable lead after the first of two 2k loops the women ran. The Nechako Valley women’s team took the team title as their top five runners had combined placements totals of 35, ahead of College Heights 46, while Duchess Park was third at 69. On the men’s side of the race, it was no surprise at the top as Alexander Nemethy of Nechako Valley took the lead early and was never threatened. He ran the 6.3k men’s course in 23:23, more than a minute of ahead of Austin Bartell of Prince George Secondary. Isaac Goodrich of College Heights was third, just 13 seconds behind Bartell. Duchess Park took the men’s team title, with Liam Stewart, Zachery Matyas and Luke Holmes finishing fourth through sixth respectively to keep the Condors’ total to

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Kelly Road’s Emma Balasz takes a look over her shoulder as she completes the first loop at the high school zone crosscountry finals at D.P. Todd Secondary on Saturday. Balasz won the women’s event by 28 seconds. 31, ahead of Nechako Valley and College Heights. The top 20 individual finishers in each race as well as the top three teams qualified for the provincials.

PROVINCIALS Brian Nemethy from Nechako Valley is the race director for the provincials, which will be held in Prince George on Nov. 3. “This is the first time they’ve been north of Vernon or Kelowna. They were in Kelowna last year, and we put in a bid to host them this year and got it.” Nemethy had been thinking about applying for the provincials for a few years, and already had an idea for where the course would be. “I liked the area by D.P. Todd, where you could run up into Moore’s Meadow as well. We were thinking at one time of having one big loop, but then we decided to make it two loops for the women and three for the men so the spectators could see the kids come by.” The zone championship on the weekend


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was looked at as a test of the whole process before the provincials. “We’ve got a great group of volunteers who are going to be laying the course out and marking it. The city agreed to block off First Avenue for a few hours for the race, with the only vehicles allowed through being buses. “We tried to plan the timing for the race so we wouldn’t even have to worry about a bus going by and forcing the runners to stop.” Holding the provincials on the same course as the zones is standard procedure, he says, for that reason, but he admits it does give the local runners a bit of an advantage. “They know the course better, they know where they can speed up, they know where the hills are.” There are no requirements for the course besides length, but Nemethy says they always try to put in a few small hills and some good straightaways. “This course is unique in that we will be able to hold the awards ceremony right at the school after the race. For the past 13

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years, since I’ve been involved as a coach, we’ve always had to go back to the school by bus for the ceremony.” Nemethy is hoping to see between 500 and 600 runners here for the provincials. “There’s been some resistance from some schools in the south, but we have to travel down there every year.” He says it’s also a chance for some of those southern students to get a look at a new part of the province. “There are a lot of them who might never have come farther north than Cache Creek. When they’ve gotten there before, they’ve always turned toward Kamloops.” And, he says, while there be some snow on the ground by Nov. 3, that wouldn’t be a first. “One year when I was running, back in 1986, it was in Vernon and there was snow on the ground.” The provincial high school women’s crosscountry championships starts at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 3, while the men’s race starts an hour later. First Avenue between Freimuller Avenue and Claxton Crescent will be closed between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

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UNBC wins first CIS game The honour of being the first UNBC Timberwolves team to win a game at the CIS level goes to the men’s soccer team. The Timberwolves downed Mount Royal University 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to record the school’s first win in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s Canada West Conference. This is the first year UNBC has competed at the top level of athletics in Canada. The women’s soccer team recorded the first points for a UNBC team earlier this year, picking up a pair of ties during its campaign. Danny Dell, playing his final games for the Timberwolves before his eligibility expires, opened the scoring in the 17th minute, while Cheona Edzerza and Ahmed Hamour, a pair of Prince George players, scored in the second half. Tyrone Venhola Danny Dell recorded the shutout, - Pair of goals making 10 saves. “We talked about how much we have improved defensively,” coach Alan Alderson said in a press release, “and how badly we wanted to get a shutout. “We also talked about being fully committed to scoring some goals today.” The Timberwolves concluded their season with a 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Wesmen in Winnipeg on Sunday. Dell, in his final game with the Timberwolves, scored the UNBC goal.


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Carly Eye of D.P. Todd had this attempt at the net rejected by the PGSS combo of Rebecca Petersen, left, and Sydney Toninato during a Junior A Girls tournament on the weekend. Duchess Park won the tournament, defeating Todd in the final.

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Michelle Barnes, left, takes a kick from Laura Bennett as the two Horizon Taekwon-Do Club members engage in some sparring. Both will be among the competitors at the TriProvincial Tournament hosted by the club at the Civic Centre on Oct. 27.


Exhibition match highlight ring and pattern events, with competitors divided into classes by belt, age and sex. “We have five or six different age groups. Sometimes we end up having to combine belts, like if we only have two red belt competitors in a certain division, we may move them up a class.” There will be eight rings in action at the Civic Centre, with the judging being done by red belts and higher. “It’s a way to give back to the start. It’s not a requirement for the next belt, but everyone does their part.”

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George intends to consider adoption of the Bear Lake Recreation Association Property Use Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2773, 2012, at its regular meeting on November 15, 2012. This bylaw will authorize the Regional District to enter into a renewal agreement for community/recreational use with the Bear Lake Recreation Association, terminating in 2017. The Bear Lake Recreational property is located in Electoral Area G and is described as Lot 25, District Lot 2971, Cariboo District Plan 10838 and Part of District Lot 2971 located south of Lot 25. The Regional District will receive a nominal sum of $1.00 from the Association for the specified term of the agreement. A copy of bylaw 2773 is available for viewing at the Regional District website, at: (Agenda for October 2012, Regional Board meeting Item No. 10.3, or in hard copy at the Regional District Service Centre at 155 George Street, Prince George BC during regular business hours. Persons wishing to file a written submission in respect of Bylaw 2773 should do so not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012.

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The first fight at the ICTF Tri-provincial Tournament on Saturday may be the most highly anticipated. And it’s only an exhibition match. Master Stanley, a seventh-degree black belt from Edmonton, will be taking on Horizon Taekwon-Do instructor (and fifth-degree black belt) Josh Dumoulin at 9 a.m., for a five-minute sparring match. Dumoulin is looking forward to the match for a number of reasons. “Once you’re at seventh-degree, you can’t compete, but Master Stanley still wants to. The only way we could do this was to set it up as an exhibition match.” Stanley has made it clear to Dumoulin in the past that he would like to fight him. “He’s always saying, ‘I wish you were competing when I was.’ We couldn’t fight each other at tournaments even before he got to seventh-degree – we were in different age groups and weight classes. “This should be a lot of fun.” Stanley has already done his part to hype the match posting on the ICTFCanada website: “We’ll see which wins out, youth and enthusiasm or age and treachery.” Dumoulin sees the bout as a chance to entertain the students

George events, and have been known to travel in style. “A lot of times they come by bus,” Dumoulin says, “but sometimes they catch the train. That’s what I’d like to do the next time we’re going to a tournament in Jasper, take the train.” He’s not sure how many competitors there will be, but is hoping for about 200, of which 70 to 80 will be from Horizon. “I’m encouraging all our students to enter. It’s not mandatory, but if they haven’t competed before, this would be a great way to start. You’re at home, you’re sleeping in your own bed, you’ve got friends and family here.” There will be spar-


before they get down to the serious portion of the tournament, and is hoping it serves as a springboard for future events. “I hope it will take off, the idea of having a match like that to start each big tournament. Master Stanley and I are looking to each pick someone after we fight and tell them, ‘You two will be doing this at the next event.’” For now, though, he’s concentrating on the Tri-provincial Tournament. He’s expecting competitors from as far east as Lloydminster (“I’m not sure whether they’re from the Alberta side or the Saskatchewan side”) and as far west as Terrace. The Terrace club is a regular at Prince




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I don’t know if anyone’s what have you. noticed, but there haven’t been Strangely enough, for someany NHL games on TV yet one who’s a self-confessed this fall. sports freak, I don’t mind it Oh, you did as much as I used notice? to. I remember some I hadn’t really. years ago, when I Allan’s Part of that was was already in the because for the newspaper business, Amblings last two weekends ALLANWISHART I would plan the (and the one comphotos I needed to ing up) I’ve been the sports get around the sports I wanted reporter while Alistair McInnis to watch on TV. Now, I figure luxuriates in the eastern parts out the best time to get the of the country (not that I’m photos and try to catch a few jealous). minutes of action in between That means I’ve had more times. than enough sports of all Some people would probadescriptions to occupy my bly say I’m maturing (finally), time and my thoughts without others might say I’ve gotten wondering what I’m going my priorities turned comto do for six hours or so on pletely around the wrong way, Saturday night and at some putting other things ahead of other scattered times during sports. the week. I don’t think it’s a quesIn fact, I’m not sure what tion of either of those views the last sports event was that I being totally right. I sincerely was able to watch from beginhope I never mature in the ning to end – not counting the way some people think of the two baseball games in Seattle term, where the only ‘sport’ when I was on holidays. It you enjoy is politics, and you seems like there’s always would never dream of leaving something coming up to interthe coziness of your home to rupt my viewing of the game, go and watch a minor football whether it’s a baseball game, or hockey game if you weren’t CFL or NFL football, soccer, in a private suite.

I think it’s great to get out and stand on the sidelines at a minor football game, where it sometimes looks like the ball is bigger than some of the players, and you seriously wonder with all the equipment they’re wearing whether some of them can get up without assistance if they fall on their back. It’s just as much fun for me still to go out to a hockey game between the youngsters who are just learning the sport. Some of what you see is cliches: the young one who takes a step in his skates, falls down, gets up, takes another step, falls down, gets up, etc. Or when the puck goes into the corner and all 10 players on the ice, regardless of what position they’re supposed to be playing, head after it. I have seen games where the puck popped out of the scrum and nobody noticed for a few seconds. I’m pretty sure I got a photo of that when I was in Alberta at a game. One little puck sitting off to the side, and a tangle of 10 bodies about three feet away. You don’t see that in the NHL. Their loss.

Morrison named to Team BC Cariboo Cougar forward Brad Morrison will represent his home province at next month’s Western Canada Challenge Cup, named to the Team BC roster Wednesday. The Challenge Cup highlights the U16 High Performance Calendar showcasing the best young talent from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Morrison’s B.C. teammates include fellow WHL prospects and Major Midget League stars Mathew Barzal (Vancouver NE Chiefs), Jansen Harkins (Vancouver NW Giants), and Glenn Gawdin (Greater Vancouver Canadians).

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“I’m pretty excited to play with them, I played with Barzal back in Ontario and I’m just pretty happy that I get the chance to play with someone like that again. And Harkins is one of my good buddies because he got drafted to the Cougars too, so I’m pretty excited to play with him before next year,” said Morrison. Morrison will head to Alberta along with Cougars head coach Trevor Sprague who is an assistant with Team BC. The Challenge Cup runs Nov. 1-4 at the Father David Bauer arena in Calgary. Morrison had five goals and seven assists going into weekend action.

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FRIDAY Legion Poppy Campaign opening ceremony, Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Pine Centre. 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.

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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.

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Career Opportunities

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Caretakers/ Residential Managers MOTEL ASST Manager team to run small nice Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, in good Health, fulltime live-in position. Call 250586-1633 or email:

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HIGHWAY Drivers Wanted Gas / Propane Hauling Based in Prince George

Qualifications: • Valid Class 1 w/ Air • 4 year minimum B Train & Highway experience • Fuel Hauling experience an asset WE OFFER:

• Industry Leading Remuneration • Full Benefits & Pension Plan

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. to be based at our Prince George Terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev at 604-968-5488 or email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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LESSON LOGGING OF WHITECOURT, ALBERTA is seeking the following: EXPERIENCED PROCESSOR OPERATOR Camp Job, Competitive Wages, Health Benefit Package & Group RSP available. FAX resume 780-706-3222 or email: No phone calls please.

Career Opportunities

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. Curry Kingdom requires full time experienced cooks, baker specializing in South Indian and Srilankan. $18 per hour.

Electrical company is seeking a journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic. Experience in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration is an asset. We offer competitive wages and benefits. If you enjoy the challenges of a variety of work including service, maintenance, and installs, and enjoy living in a community offering the best of outdoor activities, then we many be a perfect fit for you. Please respond with resume, including references to Fax: 250-398-9099 or email to: horizonclimatecontrols@ DOG WASHER / GROOMER required p/t (flexible hours). Must Love Dogs! Please call 250-962-6265 ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603 email:


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.

Please forward resumes to:

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

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CHILDREN’S ASSESSMENT & SUPPORT WORKERS Prima Assessment Centre is an accredited residential behavioral assessment program for children ages 5 – 12. We are currently accepting resumes from skilled, caring, energetic, individuals who are seeking challenging, rewarding opportunities to facilitate positive growth and change in the lives of children in care. Qualifications include a relevant degree or 2 year diploma, related experience, have/willing to obtain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certificate, valid 1st Aid Certificate and Class 5 drivers license. Casual Work is available to cover 8 hour shifts within the 24 hour/7 day a week program. Union Wages for casual employees start at 17.25 per hour plus 10.2% in lieu of benefits. Please submit resume to: Program Director, 2306 Pine Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 2E5 Fax: (250) 563-0824; Email:

Pinnacle Pellet is seeking an experienced Accountant to fill a full-time accounting position at its Strathnavor BC Plant location (approximately 50 km north of Quesnel). Responsibilities include: • Full cycle accounting including payables, payroll coordination and inventory control • Involved in budgeting process and monthly analysis of budget variances • Maintain bank records and prepare cash flow forecasts Skills and Qualifications: • Preference given to candidate enrolled in accounting designation program • Background in a manufacturing environment an asset • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • High level of accuracy and attention to detail • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Pinnacle Pellet is a dynamic and rapidly growing company that currently manufactures wood pellets at 6 locations in British Columbia. Pinnacle offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the opportunity for young professionals to build a long term career. Submit your resume to: E-mail: No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date November 9, 2012

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

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. EDMONTON BASED Company seeks experienced Dozer, Excavator and Grader Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Accommodations and subsistence provided. Fax 780-488-3002; Processor looking for winter work. Available immediately. Call (604)798-2171

Help Wanted

FRONT COUNTER & KITCHEN Frankie’s Burger Enterprises Inc. dba Fatburger hiring for their location in Prince George,BC. Food Counter Attendant($10.90/hr) & Kitchen Helper ($10.25/hr for all locations); both 40hrs/week+ben. Apply by Fax: (604) 637-8874.


Trades, Technical HINO CENTRAL Fraser Valley is seeking a Commercial Vehicle Technician (Senior Apprentice or Journeyman) to add to our growing team in Langley. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Visit Apply to:; fax: 780-6384867.

JOURNEYMAN automotive technician required for busy shop in Revelstoke, BC. We are diverse shop, working on all makes and models, and are devoted to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. Applicant would be required to do all kinds of repairs from chassis and brakes to electrical and in depth computer diagnostics. $25-30/hr. Please email resume to or apply in person at The Revelstoke Garage - 1240 Powerhouse Rd, Revelstoke, B.C.

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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

Trades, Technical

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RED SEAL JOURNEYMEN ELECTRICIANS Both men and women for industrial work in Northern B.C. $34.35/hr, $5.10/hr into RRSPs 12% holiday pay every paycheck Medical & Dental after 90 days Please Email resume with names and phone numbers of 3 references, copies of tickets to:


Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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ONE HOUR OPTICAL Spruceland Mall 250.564.0095 Pine Centre Mall 250.564.0047

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.

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

Painting & Decorating Paint Special 3 Rooms $589 incl. prem qlty paint,2 coats ceiling & trim extra. Free Est. HB Tech 250-649-6285

Pets & Livestock

Lessons/Training DOG obedience classes. Next set of classes to start on 28 October. Check website for registration forms and more info.


$200 & Under Bridgestone tires. 1 new LT 265 75R/16 on steel 7 bolt rim $200. 2 used LT 265 75R/16 tires $30 ea (250)613-6455 Golf Clubs,like new Callaway X18 Steel Shaft Irons $200 Call for info 250-613-6455 Kenmore Ultra Stitch 12 Sewing machine, oak cab w/ 1 drw Incl. instructions, thread, bobbins & access. Immaculate condition $200 250-964-4205

Free Items

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Free Press 1773 S. Lyon Street Phone (250)564-0005

Furniture Recliner, exc cond, like new, golden brown $350 obo. 3/4 bed with bookcase head board $400 obo. 7 drw desk 48”w x 22”d $80 obo (250)596-6366

Misc. for Sale All types of carpentry tools, power tools etc. Musical instruments, accordions, 2 violins. Call 250-564-8267 FOR RESTLESS or cramping legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


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

To Rent Call:

250-561-1447 GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397. Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571

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1600 THIRD AVE - THE GATHERING PLACE Approximately 3500 sq ft of space available in a friendly building. Lots of onsite parking, meeting rooms (small and large) available for use, restaurant in building, bus stop/public transit at front of building, close to downtown. Great space for a nonprofit group. Lease rate negotiable.

Request for further information 250-564-3568 ext 204

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gingolx Village Government SEWAGE LIFT STATION CONSTRUCTION TENDER 2013 – 1156 - 1

INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed tenders marked “Sewage Lift Station No.1 Construction 1156-1” will be received no later than 3:00 pm local time on Thursday November 22, 2012 by the Gingolx Village Government at the office of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8 This tender is for the early spring construction the installation of a pre-fabricated – fiberglass reinforced plastic sewage lift station complete with submersible pumps, controls; sanitary sewer modifications, force main, control building, and standby electric power generator. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all of the Tenders and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender Documents may be viewed at the Gingolx Village Government Office or at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC on or after October 24, 2012. All bidders shall familiarize themselves with the local site, high ground water conditions, availability of local materials, labour and equipment, infrastructure conditions, and the need to provide full time compliance with DFO fisheries and sediment control, and possible dewatering requirements. A mandatory site visit will be held November 1st at 11:00 a.m. Meet at the administration office, Gingolx, BC. Tender documents may be obtained on or after October 24th, 2012 from McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8. Project Engineer: Joel Barkman, P.Eng. (250) 635-7163.

Hardwood floors throughout Heat & Hot water included

1575 Queensway 250-596-9484


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

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

Commercial/ Industrial

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

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


Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Michelin Winter Tires 215-60R-15 50% tread left $60.00 250-562-3093

Vehicle Wanted WE BUY All Cars! Running or Not, we will buy it! Cars/Trucks/Vans. Sell Any Car today with One Free Phone: 1-800-551-8647.

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


Tenders LOGGING Contract Tender For Managed Forest 77, Managed Forest 243, Woodlot 0408. 45,000 m3 in the West Kootenay area. 3-year time frame, beginning January 2012. Detailed Tender documents at: Viewings: November 2nd & 16th, 2012. Tender Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2012


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Prince George Free Press

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People of Prince George

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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Busy mom with newborns? Jade Youn from limited edition kits ordered onlin g shows off her three “Reborns” creations made e. Each doll takes about 35 hours to paint and ‘bring to life,’ she told assemble, stuff, the Free Press on Sunday. “Some people go overboard and you see them pushing their “bab ies” in stroll ers aroun d stores but I just like to make them. Young is not a crafter, she says, she ‘fell in love’ and had to have thembut when she saw the life-sized dolls on the internet . She will have her own website soon making the dolls as a home based and plans on business. “I have six more kits comin g,” she said.

Duperron Shirley Bond, kidney recipients Paul Prince George-Valemount MLA onies cerem ng cutti n ribbo for in join members and Dan Eyles and Spruce Kings hern Kidney Walk at UNBC’s Jago Nort al annu the for track the to g before takin Sports Centre.

Darrell Hubbell is one of several local dignitaries supporting the Literacy Art Calendar, on sale at Studio 2880

Pic of the Week

This weeks McDonald’s Pic of the Week was submitted by Donna Woodruff. Donna wins a $25.00 McDonald’s Gift Pack for providing the Pic of the Week. For your chance to win, email a picture of a resident of Prince George with your name and phone number, as well as the name of the person (people) in the photo, to

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October 24, 2012 edition of the Prince George Free Press