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Most people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some way, and Premier Christy Clark is no exception. Her mother won the battle against skin cancer and breast cancer, ultimately losing her life to brain cancer. Clark said she understood how important it is to be near your support group and for your loved ones to be able to be close to you when you are struggling with the disease. Every morning during her mother’s battle with brain cancer she would drive to the Royal Columbian Hospital, help her mother shower and eat, then put her to bed. After work she would pick up her son and they would go see her mother. Clark would feed her dinner and help her brush her teeth. Her mother may not have surDe Ly nd a PILON/ Fre e Pre s s vived her final battle with cancer, but Clark said she did get to Premier Christy Clark toured the radiation unit at the B.C. Cancer Agency Centre for the North during spend those final days with her in its grand opening Monday. Patients will begin treatment at the centre Nov. 1. their passion for wanting to save lives ... that is ing for the project. the best possible way. A first report by the committee projected the “It was her final gift,” she said. “Now families what makes the difference.” Prince George Health Authority board chair earliest such a clinic could become a reality was in Prince George will also have that gift.” With tears in her eyes, Clark shared her story Wynne Powell said that for the first time in the 2015. Bond said they knew that just wasn’t fast during the grand opening of the B.C. Cancer north, the newly constructed centre will allow enough. Agency Centre for the North on Monday. In a patients to undergo radiation therapy. He added the centre is a key part of the north“Northern B.C. has been asking for equity in room filled with proponents who worked hard health care for a long time,” Bond said. to make the centre a reality, local and provincial ern cancer control strategy. In addition to being on time and below budOver the time it has taken to make the centre dignitaries as well as many of the 82 professionals who will staff the centre, she talked about get, the centre, he said, will enhance service a reality, she said she was asked about it many the importance of a community coming together across the cancer care continuum through the times. north. “It’s not a matter of if,” she said she told peowith a vision, then bringing it to life. Dr. Michelle Sutter broached the subject of a ple. “It’s a matter of when. And when is today.” “This is something you have needed in this local cancer centre when she noticed there was “Everyone south of Williams Lake told us it community for a long time,” she said. She added the province has the best can- an abnormal number of mastectomies being per- couldn’t be done,” Bell said. “When people tell northern British Columcer survival rate anywhere in North America, formed in the North. “Women were unwilling to leave their sup- bians it can’t be done, they just roll up their thanks in great part to the B.C. Cancer Agency port systems,” she said. sleeves. Today proves we can get it done in and the specialists who work there. The initial meeting with local MLAs Pat Bell northern B.C.,” Bond said. Prince George now has the most recently built Construction for the centre began in July of clinic, one of six throughout the province, filled and Shirley Bond led to several more, until Dr. Charles Jago, someone who has garnered a great 2010, with a capital cost of $91.5 million. The with state-of-the-art equipment. “But the real difference is the people who work deal of respect among a range of people, was first patients are expected to walk through the in the building,” she said. “It is these people and put in charge of a steering committee, advocat- doors on Nov. 1.

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One dead in crash One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Prince George Sunday. The RCMP’s Operational Communications Centre received a report of a two-vehicle collision at 9:49 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 97 and Buckhorn Road, just south of Prince George. One person was confirmed dead at the scene, while others were taken to the University Hospital of Northern BC by the BC Ambulance Service. Highway 97 was closed between Buckhorn Road and Old Cariboo Highway for about three hours. The BC Coroners Service has been called in to investigate. If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)5613300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www. pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips.”


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Nathan Cullen says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has “doubled down” on the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. The NDP house leader said he doesn’t know what will happen should the Joint Review Panel reject the pipeline plan. Earlier this year Ottawa took authority for final approval of the pipeline out of the hands of the panel and gave it to cabinet. “Harper has made explicit commitments to the Chinese,” he said to media after presenting at the Joint Review Panel hearing in Prince George Monday. “He’s painted

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himself into a very difficult corner. This has been such a rigged process from the Harper government.” Cullen said he feels Harper is hoping the Joint Review Panel approves the project so he won’t have to deal with possibly overruling it. “He’s doubled down. He’s supposed to be a good strategist, but the minds of British Columbians have changed and not in a positive way.” Cullen said it’s “crazy” that Enbridge doesn’t have to respond to direct questions about spill response, saying the “elephant in the room” is the fact that the panel doesn’t have the authority to reject the project and the company doesn’t have to answer tough questions.

Missing teen sought The Prince George RCMP are asking the public’s help in locating a missing youth. Kyler Stevens, 16, was last seen walking on 15th Avenue in Prince George on October 5. Kyler is described as: • Caucasian male • 175 cm (5’9”) • 77 kg (170 lbs) • Brown or auburn hair past his ears • Green eyes Was last seen wear-

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Quake rattles B.C. north

An 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with an epicentre south of the Haida Gwaii, was felt in Prince George Saturday night. US Geological Service reported that the 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit about 139km south of Masset at

8:04 p.m. The quake was felt across northern B.C. and triggered a tsunami warning for coastal regions. Several aftershocks also shook the coast. There are no reports of significant damage or injuries.

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Mr. PG is back welcoming people to Prince George at the intersection of highways 16 and 97, but on a different corner than he used to be. communities where they live,� states the report. However one oil and gas labourer, who has been in the industry for the past decade, said the scene has changed for the better. “Most of the camps I attend are strictly monitored with being a dry camp.� He said that he doesn’t notice the drug prevalence as much as he did when he first started out, adding that bigger camps now have search dogs to ensure the camps stay dry. “There’s no bringing anything to camp.� He noted that it’s usually the “remote camps that aren’t looked after quite as well.� However, the report states that even though there are stringent corporate policies in place and designated dry camps, alcohol use is still “prevalent.� Drinking alcohol in the camps has potential to result in “onthe-job� accidents, anxiety and stress. “These and other factors such as social isolation and lack of integration among

new or temporary workers and permanent residents of host communities can lead to struggles with problematic use of substances,� the report states. On a scale of one to 10, the labourer who spoke with the Northeast News rated the quality of life in camps at a five to six, with one being the poorest. “It can be pretty secluded sometimes, depending on the camps.� Camps vary in size, based on how big the project is. The bigger the job, the better the camp, he said. “In the larger camps they do try to put in an effort. In the smaller camps, not so much, they’re moreso temporary. The permanent camps will have recreational rooms for people to be physically active.� The NHA report states that the industrial camp regulation is being looked at again; however, it is unlikely that additional responsibilities regarding general health and wellness or health promotion will be included in any future versions.


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The temporary foreign worker program not only exploits the imported tradespeople but undercuts wages and makes it more difficult for Canadians to get local jobs according to B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair. Sinclair visited the College of New Caledonia on Friday to talk about the permits HD Mining will use to bring 200 Chinese people to Tumbler Ridge, employing them as underground mine workers in the coal mine being constructed there. Sinclair said the province needs the mines, however they must bring an economic benefit to the people of this province. Having the Chinese invest in a mining project is fine, he said, but the biggest benefit that comes from those mines is the wages locals earn, then spend in their communities. “But the companies are trying to get cheap labour and ignoring the local labour market,” he said. On average, miners earn between $34 and $35 per hour, but the company is only obliged to pay according to their local scale, meaning somewhere between $20 and $25 per hour. Sinclair mentioned the possibility of job buying, a recent allega-

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B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair says the temporary foreign worker program has become exploitive. tion set to be investigated. “It’s un-Canadian for the employer to have that much power over that person,” he said. He added the temporary foreign worker program originally allowed the person to work in Canada for six months. The time limit has been changed to four years. That is no longer temporary, Sinclair said. If foreign labour is necessary, he said they should bring the workers in as immigrants so they can have the same rights and privileges as Canadians. “We have seen an influx of temporary foreign workers at all levels.” He said there are actually a higher number of temporary for-

eign workers in Canada now than there are immigrants. “All the jobs that they are filling are permanent jobs. The program is completely skewed from what it once was. Put a moratorium on it right now.” Immigrants, on the other hand, no matter what country they are from, would be welcomed. “Temporary foreign workers are wrong. Wrong for the workers and wrong for the country. The Chinese company never made one effort to train locals. They always planned to hire temporary foreign workers. And the government knew from the beginning they were coming.” Sinclair pointed out that the North-

ern Miner, the place where industry posts job openings, never received one posting from HD Mining. “There was never one word in Northern Miner,” Sinclair said. “Lift the permits. If workers are needed, then bring them in as immigrants and give them the rights and privileges of Canadians.” The rights, he said, for appropriate wages and the privilege to join a union if they wish. Sinclair added it is time for the focus to be directed on training locals to fill the positions available now and in the future. He said labour, companies and the government must be brought to the table and work together.

Moose tangles with police car A RCMP officer is resting at home following a run-in with a moose early Thursday morning. Just before 1 a.m. Thursday, the officer was parked roadside near the corner of 17th Avenue and Juniper Street typing a report from a previous file when he observed two moose crossing the intersection. The officer put his vehicle in gear and attempted to intercept a vehicle traveling towards the animals. As the police vehicle neared the animals, the bull moose attacked the police car, injuring the officer and causing damage to the car. The moose first broke the front grille and bumper and then stepped on to the vehicle causing dents to the hood and roof and breaking the windshield. Now on the roof, the moose continued to stomp and kick. One of the animal’s hoofs slid off the roof breaking the driver’s side window, striking the officer in the process.

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RCMP cruiser beat up by an angry moose. The moose continued down the back of the vehicle onto the trunk and eventually off the vehicle. Both the culprit and accomplice departed the area on hoof. The officer suffered bruising on his left shoulder but did not required medical attention. He completed his shift and went

home to recuperate. A witness to this bizarre event was located and has been spoken to. The Prince George RCMP would like to use this incident as a reminder to the public to keep a safe distance from wild animals. Although they are likely more scared of people than we are of them, we believe our officer would disagree.

A copy of bylaw 2773 is available for viewing at the Regional District website, at: http://rdffg.civicweb.net (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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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 0915 hrs this 30th day of October 2012, Lyne Marie SKIN (B: 1988-09-29) is wanted on a British Columbia wide Lyne Marie SKIN warrant for FAIL TO COMPLY. SKIN 160 cm or 5’03” is described as a First Nations 45 kg or 100 lbs. female, 160 cm or 5’03” tall and weighs 45 kg or 100 lbs. SKIN has black hair and brown eyes.

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In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 25: Shawn T. Ansley was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 77 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Shayne F. Hawley was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. Hawley was also found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Tyrrell E. Jorgenson was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $2,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $300 and prohibited

from driving for 18 months. Ashley N.R. Joseph was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and fined $150. Kenneth J. Kemp was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,500, assessed a victim surcharge of $225 and prohibited from driving for one year. Kemp was also found guilty of possession of stolen property with a value less than $5,000, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and ordered to make restitution of $3,978.09. Kenneth L. Marsh was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, failing to comply with an appearance notice and failing to attend court

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was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 26: Richard L. Joseph was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to three days in jail. Jolene V.R. Dundas was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced

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to one day in jail. Jeremy L. Felix was found guilty of assault and sentenced to three days in jail. David L. Franks was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. Harry Massettoe was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 33 days in jail. Russell J.M. Nolin was found guilty of two counts of uttering threats, sentenced to three months in jail, placed on probation for one year and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Lucas H. Sam was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and disobeying an order of the court and sentenced to 30 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 27: Ralph J. Chingee was found guilty of driving with a suspended licence, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Chingee was also found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to one day in jail. Tyson A. Coghill was found guilty of two counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 32 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Jeremy L.J. Pahl was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year.


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Yesterday morning I made the turn onto Carney from Massey and stuttered about halfway up the hill before my car slid sideways and refused to move another inch forward. I put on the flashers as my palms went all prickly with sweat and watched the vehicles (pretty much all four-wheel drives) pass me by. For the record, I do have winter tires on the darned thing, but if it passes a snowflake it gets cranky, I swear. Anyway, eventually I got turned around and down the hill, stopping at the service station for a couple of sandbags. That Life in helped – at least a the fat little. Later on that evelane ning, my three boys, DELYNDAPILON Jack, Merle and Kris, needed a ride. They’re all heading out to camp to work and had a couple of things they still needed to pick up. I said sure, figuring one of them, all of whom know how to drive pretty much anything with wheels, would do the honours and take over driving. But, when I picked them up, I found out I was the designated driver. It seems that at least two out of three of the boys are going to be working in dry camps, so they decided to make up for a future with zero alcohol by imbibing as much Sambuca and beer in one sitting as they possibly could. Merle: (Eyes half mast, face close to mine) I’m. I’m. I’m. I’m no more good. I fought the wheel of the car, wondering why winter had to come so early. Jack: You’re doing just fine, honey. Just fine. Jack is actually pretty patient. Even though he said I was doing just fine, you could see in his eyes he didn’t really believe it. But every time I got into a bit of trouble – slipping and sliding from revving too hard or such – he’d just calmly tell me what I was doing wrong then say, one more time, ‘you’re doing fine, honey’ – even though his knuckles were white and he seemed to be getting more and more sober by the second. Jack can drive anything. Seriously, that’s his job. But he’s kind of a nervous passenger. At least with me. Kris is also a great driver, but he’s been full of the devil lately, so once I settled down and listened to Jack, taking his hints to heart and doing my best to drive properly for the conditions, he started to bug me. I’d get to an intersection, a bit nervous cause it was on a hill, and ask what I should do. Kris: Pedal to the medal, girl. You just give her. Me: (A little puzzled. This seemed to be going a bit against the advice Jack was giving) OK. Jack: (A look of utter terror on his face) No! Don’t tell her that. To me: Just take it easy honey. You’re doing just fine. Just fine. But the queer pallor to his face and the little tick at the corner of his eye made me wonder if I really was doing fine at all. Not to mention the glares Kris was getting. Anyway, I did get a bit stuck (not my fault) and the two of them gave me a push out. Kris has been favouring his ribs (big surprise) for a few days, and the push made him kind of sick to the stomach. He started making light gagging noises which I tried my best to ignore. Jack: Hey, do up the windows up there. Me and Merle are getting kind of cold. I didn’t even think. I did my window up. That’s when I noticed the awful stench filling my vehicle, a smell somewhat like rotten eggs and skunk, but more rancid. While gagging and reaching for the controls for my

window, I glimpsed Merle in the rear view mirror. His face was green and he was scratching at his throat. Merle: No more good. No More Good. NO MORE GOOD. Meanwhile, Kris was hanging out of his window and he wasn’t just gagging anymore. Nuff said, right?

I finally found the controls and zipped the window down, eyes watering, trying not to hear Kris and his bad noises while Merle explained to God and everyone else who would listen things were just no more good. My eyes found Jack’s in the rear view mirror. He had a look on his face exactly like Sylves-

tor would if he ever got to eat the Tweety-bird. Jack: Good driving darling. You’re driving just fine. Just fine. I shook my head, breathing carefully, and drove the cowboy exactly where he wanted to go. After all, who argues with a man that adept at chemical warfare?


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omorrow will be a very special day in Prince George. Even though the ribbon-cutting and speechifying was done on Monday, tomorrow marks the first day of operation for the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. It’s been a long time in the making. We in the North, where cancer rates are higher than most other areas, have seen centres built elsewhere while waiting our turn. The wait is over. The $91.5 million, 5,000-square-metre (54,000-square-foot) facility is finally open to treat patients. The project came in on time and on budget. The centre is outfitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including two linear accelerators that will provide radiation therapy for the first time in northern B.C. Having this service available in Prince George will reduce cost and travel time for northerners, and offer services closer to home for patients and to their support network. The centre also will offer chemotherapy treatment, patient and family counselling, and nutrition support, among other cancer services. The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North also has many unique green features, including a ‘living roof’ of local plants that will capture rainwater and provide insulation. The building is on target to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Construction was through a public-private partnership. The BC Cancer Agency entered into a fixed-price, performance-based agreement with the private partner Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the centre for a term of 30 years. While it’s extremely great news to see the centre finally open, the sad part of the story is that the centre will be busy. It is expected to treat 750 patients per year. Cancer rates throughout the world are growing, including in British Columbia. Northern Health, with a population of almost 300,000, is expected to have 1,330 cancer cases diagnosed in 2012 increasing to a projected 2,000 cases by 2025. There is no doubt there is a need for a cancer centre here and the sweets for tomorrow are that it is open.

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t’s All Hallow’s Eve, commonly shortened to Halloween, or if you’re on Twitter it’s probably shortened to something without syllables. There will be no shortage, however, of little folks getting out and about tonight trick or treating around town. It will be cold, so bundle your little monsters up warmly. And, if you’re out driving, be very careful. Ghouls and goblins, fuelled by sugar, sometimes forget that they have to obey the rules of the road too and may dart out from behind a car. Be careful if you’re on the roads tonight. Happy Halloween everyone.

■ OPINION

Monday morning blues Quite the day on Monday. other high-falutin’ politician would come to town Premier Christy Clark was in town to open the he/she usually only met with supporters and/ B.C. Cancer Agency Centre for the North (or as we or the business elite in town. Having the premier in Prince George call it, the cancer centre); she then make herself more accessible to some of the “comheld a women-only luncheon, tourism association moners” isn’t always a bad thing. representatives from across the north I also had the opportunity to particiwere in town for their annual general pate in a conference call with NDP house meeting; the Joint Review Panel hearleader Nathan Cullen, right after he Writer’s ings into Enbridge’s proposed Northqueried Enbridge officials at the pipeline Block ern Gateway pipeline resumed; there hearings. was a regular city council meeting; and He actually delivered some pretty good BILLPHILLIPS it was a ‘snow’ news day. one-liners. The recent earthquake, of Having the opportunity to drive by City Hall course, brought up the issue of pipeline safety, speshortly after 8 a.m. Monday morning I noticed that cifically, and disaster preparedness, in general. city budget cuts have really hit the snow removal Pointing out that the oil spill in Kalamazoo was budget hard. a “wake-up call,” and the Haida Gwaii earthquake There were only four city workers shoveling off was a “wake-up call,” Cullen quipped: “There’s the steps of City Hall. Yup, four of them. Three with only so many times you can get a wake-up call shovels and one driving one of those fancy sidebefore people realize you’re comatose and not wakwalk plows. ing up.” It’s good to see that crucial, major arteries in the Good one. city are given first priority after a heavy snowfall. He also referred to Prime Minister Stephen It’s also good to know that after the core services Harper making deals with the Chinese for oil before review is implemented there will only be three city the Joint Review Panel makes its recommendation workers shovelling off the steps of City Hall after a as “doubling down,” which is an apt description. heavy snowfall. The prime minister is gambling that the panel The big news out of the city council meeting was will approve the project. The prime minister, howthat council isn’t going to attend the union-hosted ever, still has the ace up his sleeve of having cabinet public meeting on the core services review. No suroverrule the Joint Review Panel if things don’t go prise there. his way. As for Clark’s women-only luncheon, she’s been Will he do it? Cullen didn’t have an answer to getting some flak over it, and so she should. It’s that one. I don’t think anyone knows the answer segregationist, elitist, and actually moves actual to that one. Cullen’s probably right in that Harper gender equality a step backward. is keeping fingers crossed in hopes that he doesn’t However, in times past when the premier or some have to go down that road.

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Editor: I noticed that there is a special stipulation (newspaper law) regulating the readers’ letters. It was printed right under my edited letter (perhaps that is why I noticed this law), saying that the editor has the right not to print any anonymous letters and adding that the letters going for print will be edited for brevity, taste (decency?) and legality. My understanding of your conditions is unanimous, not even a single part in me disagrees with that. But the fact that you have the right to provide any printed letter that is written by us, the readers, with your own title is not mentioned there. Why? Your title, dear editor, sits over my poor letter and it is so huge and bold that definitely catches the attention of any reader first and sometimes that is enough, a title and a name. Unfortunately, I speak from my own experience when I tried, long ago, speed reading – a title and a name first, then quickly “fly” over the content and that was it. Done. Your title is like a huge gun with so many barrels, pointing almost at anyone. Are the scientists quoted in my letter a target? Are the countless victims saved by their effort a target? Are those who kept flames under the Cold War a target?

Are those who did not want this fire your target? To be fair, I should include myself as a hypothetical target too but the title mentions “fanatics” and I am one person, without any associates. As for the possibility of showing openness to many interpretations, I not only like this title but admire it. This is the example of journalism’s magic that I got enough (I hope) perception to appreciate it. By my old habit, your title and my name was scanned first. Actually, being totally honest, it was the other way around. I know that it is bad, but my name was first that I really, fully processed, then I read the title, though I noticed it before and then, after a while, the rest. When I saw my name in your prestigious newspaper, with a strong local focus, it had an immediate effect on my entire body. I did not have to get on my cheap and ugly stationary bike to help the distribution of blood, just seeing my name printed for the first time in your newspaper did the job so well that I forgot, momentarily, about getting my clumsy body on the mentioned equipment. It was like a miracle. Thank you, ‘miracle worker.’ Chris Trumpowski Prince George

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Assess Other Costs and Concerns. Will you be responsible for paying for signage and leasehold improvements? Make sure the location is zoned for your type of business, and that you’ll have access to washroom facilities, parking and sanitation services. As well, check out the crime rate in the area and familiarize yourself with any restrictions on hours of operation. Scrutinize Lease Agreements. Lease agreements are usually thick and thorny enough to warrant having your lawyer review them to ensure your interests are covered. Setting up in a new location is not an inexpensive endeavor. It is sure to take a bite of your time, money and energy. The points above will help ensure you make the right choice and get your business on the path to success. Dan Boudreau owns RiskBuster Business Plan Oasis and Blog at www.riskbuster.com.

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But he admits it isn’t always that easy. “It could happen in the blink of an eye. You could get roped in so fast,� Hall said. “They will ask you to come hang out and party,� Glaab said. “They will say it’ll be fun, then they’ll play divide and conquer and make you believe they’re the only ones that you have.� “And they hang around wherever there’s lots of young people,� Glaab added. “A percentage of these kids might be having issues at home these scenarios might resemble,� Douglass pointed out. The Step In Step Up program also has a dedicated Facebook page, and anytime someone ‘likes’ the page they are eligible to win a prize from a community sponsor. They are also featuring a video contest open to youth 13-18 years old. Entrants must create a 60-second public service announcement with an anti-gang message. Applications are available at high schools, Youth Around Prince George (YAP) or online.

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shine a light on some of the darker things that happen in the world. “The world is tough,� Hall added. “Bullying happens every day. We try to teach people how to deal with problems.� “If you want to effect change, then you’ve got to get out there and change things,� Glaab said. Hall said she likes it when audience members get involved in the scenarios and take part in the discussions. Her favourite part, though, is when they step forward and change a scene so as to change the outcome of whatever is being portrayed at the time. Both Hall and Glaab have had gang members try to recruit them. For Hall, it happened within her family with a man her aunty dated. “My aunty was dating a lowlife scum, but my mom knew him and she warned us,� Hall said. For Glaab, a recruitment attempt was made by a friend. “I just told him to get bent,� he said.

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Gwen Hall and Kaiser Glaab with Street Spirits were two of the actors performing skits portraying how easy it is to be lured into a gang; wind up selling drugs for one then help lure others in as well.

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“It’s all my fault.� ‘Haily’ is the name of a character brought to life by a member of Street Spirits, a local acting troupe made up of youth who discuss and perform scenarios on various sensitive subjects. This time they are performing for a stadium of Grade 6 and 7 students, teaching them some of the ways a young person can get involved in a gang. For Haily, it was just a matter of accepting an invitation while at a video game arcade, going to a party. Before she knew it she was selling drugs. Then she got busted. Her parents tore a strip off of her hide then got into an argument with one another, throwing blame, finding fault. Haily hears the argument. After asking Haily how the arguing made her feel, Andrew Burton, the man who formed Street Spirits, asks her how she feels. At fault, she says, and stressed. How will she deal with that stress? She certainly won’t stay at home where her parents are fighting about her behaviour. Instead, she’ll head back to the gang house. “What’s happening to her now?� Barton asks the audience. The youth are eager to answer, captivated by watching people not much older than themselves play out scenes they might witness in their own homes. “She’ll go back to the gangs, the drugs,� one says. “She’ll get deeper into it,� says another. “If she tries to leave, they might get mad at her.� “So Haily is dealing again, but more this time,� Barton says. “It’s a business for Haily, Jason and Jen (two more Street Spirit actors). Let’s see what happens when she’s not selling enough.� The girls explain to Jason, someone higher up in the gang echelon, that they got busted. “Now I’m $1,800 light,� he

says angrily. “Now you have to work this shit off.� Jason is intimidating. You can feel the audience believing he’s a dark character, someone you don’t want to mess with. And Haily? She’s in trouble. She can’t sell enough on her own to pay back the drug debt. “So you have to find someone else to sell for you,� Barton says. He sets the scene, the same arcade Haily was busily playing games in when she was recruited. A 14-year-old is busy at a game, playing. Haily strikes up a conversation. She compliments her on her skill level. Then she invites her to a party. “So we see this whole cycle. Six months later, she’s recruiting for the gang,� Barton says. “His actors do scenarios, and they look real,� Corp. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the Prince George RCMP, explained. The scenes are part of a twoday interactive anti-gang initiative organized through the Prince George RCMP’s Step In Step Up program. On Wednesday, students from Ron Brent, Quinson, Harwin and Nusdeh Yoh elementary schools met at the Civic Centre to learn how to recognize the signs of gang recruitment. On Thursday, about 60 John McInnis students participated in the event, though one geared for an older audience. Gwen Hall, one of the Street Spirit actors, said the group gets together every Thursday, play games and talk about a lot of serious issues, from abuse to gang violence. Then they create performances based on those discussions. “We talk about whatever social issue is prominent at the time,� Kaiser Glaab, who played Jason, the gang member who sends the girls out to recoup the money they lost because of the drug bust, said. He added he usually winds up playing the ‘asshole’ in most of their scenarios. He said the group tries to

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Special Olympics athletes in Prince George will have a new training program, starting Friday. The program is called Club Fit and the program hopes to improve Special Olympic athletes’ overall health and fitness for their whole life. Organizers say it will be a fun, active program that consists of fitness training, nutrition, and mental training. The Club Fit program is open to all Special Olympic athletes of varying skill levels who are age 14 and up. Club Fit will be held at the Synergy Core Fitness Studio at 1145 Second Ave. which owner-operator Kim has generously let the program use along with her and her staff’s professional training skills. The program will start Friday, Nov. 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and will continue each Friday. Special Olympics is an international organization that provides persons with intellectual disabilities with sports training and the chance to compete at many levels. Besides improving health and athletic ability, athletes develop social skills, friendships, and increased selfesteem. Special Olympics British Columbia started in 1980 and the Prince George local celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. There are currently around 150 local athletes and 85 volunteers in the 15 programs that are provided by the Prince George local. Programs include swimming, track and field, Active Start, five-pin and 10-pin bowling, basketball, curling, power lifting, rhythmic gymnastics, nordic skiing, figure skating, snowshoeing, soccer, golf and now Club Fit. New athletes and volunteers are always welcome. Contact local coordinator Thom Ross at 250-564-1878 if you are interested in becoming an athlete or volunteer, or want to become involved in some other capacity.

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The Prince George Cougars have taken Step 1 of coach Dean Clark’s plan to get more goals. Now they need to take the next step. Last week, with the Cougars on a six-game losing streak, Clark said, “I think some of the guys are maybe squeezing their sticks a bit. They’re looking for the perfect shot instead of just firing at the net and seeing what happens.” The Cougars ended the skid with a 4-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs, then made it two in a row with a 3-2 shootout win over Brandon on Saturday at CN Centre. “I think the message got through (about taking more shots),” Clark said, as the Cougars outshot the Wheat Kings 15-3 in the first period and 38-14 over the first 40 minutes. “Now we just have to get a couple more shots to go in. “When you outshoot the other team 15-3, you figure you should be up about 3-0. We were still scoreless.” In fact, through two periods, only one of the 38 Cougar shots had beaten Curtis Honey, and that was Marc McNulty’s second goal in two games. “We got the lead,” Clark said, “and then we made it 2-0 early in the third (on Brett Roulston’s second goal in two games), and we were still playing the style of hockey we wanted to play.” Then things went off the tracks for a bit. “We played very well with the exception of the last few

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The youngest team in the BC Female Midget AAA hockey league was even younger on the weekend, but it didn’t hurt their performance on the ice. The Prince George Cougars tied the Pacific Ravens from Richmond 1-1 at Kin 2 on Saturday, then edged them 1-0 Sunday morning at the Coliseum. “We’re the youngest team in the league,” Cougars coach Stew Malgunas says. “We have 14 15-year-olds on the team, in a league which is for 15 to 17-year-olds. “Competing the way we are shows a bright future for this team if they stick with it.” The average age of the Cougars fell a bit more on the weekend when they called up Bantam goalie Avery Quiring to play due to an injury to their regular goalie. “Avery played really well,” Malgunas said. “We got a real team effort on the weekend. It was a hard-fought pair of games, pretty physical.” Malgunas said Quiring may see more action with the Midget squad as the season moves along. “She’s allowed to play up to eight games with in the regular season, so she could play six more. Then, in the playoffs, if her Bantam team is eliminated, she can play unlimited for us.” The Cougars had met the Ravens earlier this year at a league Super Weekend, losing 5-1, “so it was nice to play them well up here,” Malgunas said.” The games were the Cougars’ first home games of the season, and they’ll be

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Megan Hickey of the Female Major Midget Cougars chases a Pacific Raven player behind the net during action Sunday morning at the Coliseum. The Cougars won the game 1-0. right back on the road this weekend. “We head to Kelowna to play Pursuit of Excellence, which is the team from the hockey academy down there. They’ll be tough, so it will be a good matchup for us.”

After a weekend off, the Cougars are back home to take on the league’s defending champions, the Fraser Valley Phantoms, in a pair of games. They teams play Nov. 17 at 4:15 p.m. at CN Centre and at 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Coliseum.

Malgunas says the team is already getting used to not having a home arena this year. “With Kin 1 gone, Minor Hockey is moving us and everybody else all over the place.”


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An exhibition bout between seventh-degree black belt Master Stanley, left, from St. Albert and fifth-degree black belt Mr. Dumoulin of the local Horizon Taekwon-Do Club opened the Tri-Provincial Meet held at the Civic Centre on Saturday.

Little things can mean a lot I watched the last game of bunting runners up, making the the World Series on Sunday defensive plays when needed. night with the same guys I It’s funny how it’s often those travel with to Seattle. little things that make the difBig surprise, huh? ference. The 1924 World Series After the final was won when an easy pitch and a few ground ball to third shots of the San base hit a pebble and Francisco Giants Allan’s bounced over the third jumping around Amblings baseman’s head, bringthe field and top ing in the winning run. ALLANWISHART of each other, Saw another example one of the guys of a little thing making said, “If you had said at the all the difference in the final beginning of the World Series play of the Louisville-Cinit was going to be a sweep, I cinnati college football game. don’t think many people would The teams were tied at 31 in have bet on San Francisco overtime when Louisville lined doing it.” up for the game-winning field But that, as they say, is why goal. they play the games. On paper, Cincinnati head coach Butch the Tigers were probably the Jones was standing right beside better team. They had better one of the officials on the hitting and probably better sideline, and it was obvious starting pitching. he was going to call a timeout The Giants had the little just before Louisville snapped somethings, though, that seem the ball, the routine known as to add up in a sports event. “icing the kicker”, making him They played little ball perfectly, think even more about the kick.

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That part of the play worked perfectly. Jones signalled to the official that he wanted his timeout just before the ball was snapped, and the play was blown dead. Just as the snap went sailing high over the holder’s head. Turns out the field conditions had been less than ideal for the game, being quite wet. As a matter of fact, the TV crew broadcasting the game had speculated Louisville might try kicking the field goal on third down, so that if there was a bad snap, they could try again on fourth down. Well, they did get to try again, thanks to Jones’ attempt to ice the kicker. On his second try, kicker John Wallace put that ball through the uprights to win the game. The little things. When they crop up, sometimes you’re the windshield. And sometimes you’re the bug. Make a difference in a young person’s life

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Win streak now at six for Spruce Kings ALLAN WISHART allanw@pgfreepress.com

Even when the Spruce Kings when by more than one goal, it doesn’t feel that way, says Dave Dupas. “The Alberni Valley game was a one-goal game until the last few minutes,” the Spruce Kings coach says of the 6-3 win Friday night at the Coliseum. “Coltyn Hansen scored to give us a two-goal lead, and then he got the emptynetter.” Saturday, the Spruce Kings were right back to their one-goal ways, edging the West Kelowna Warriors 4-3 when Tyson Witala scored about two minutes into overtime. The pair of wins gives the Spruce Kings six in a row, four of them by one goal. “We’ll keep taking them,” Dupas says of the close wins. “We’re finding ways to win, which is great. The other thing is it’s somebody different stepping up each game. We’re not relying on one or two players.” One player who did come in for special note from Dupas was 16-yearold goalie Liam McLeod, who got the start against Alberni Valley. “Liam was playing

against a team that scores a lot of goals, and he held them off. He made some big saves when he had to. That team, if they learn to play defense, they’ll be tough, because they can score.” Against West Kelowna, Dupas went back to Kirk Thompson, and got exactly what he has come to expect. “Kirk keeps us in the game. He’s very steady, and he makes the saves when we need them.” Asked to name a couple of standouts from the weekend, Dupas paused. “You’d have to go through the whole team. Everybody right now is doing what they’re supposed to do. The penalty kill has been unbelievable, and we’re still blocking a lot of shots.” By the team’s figures, they had more than 60 blocked shots in the two games, which Dupas says shows the team’s dedication to playing hard at both ends. “I wish we could win 3-0 every night, but that’s not going to happen. There are some talented teams in this league, and a lot of them can score goals.” The wins also moved the Spruce Kings into first place in the Mainland Divi-

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Liam Board of the Spruce Kings attracts some attention in front of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs goal in Friday night’s game. sion with 24 points, two ahead of the Chillwack Chiefs, who have a game in hand. All five teams in the division are playing .500 or better so far this season, and the Spruce Kings will see the two bottom teams this weekend when they travel to Langley (Friday) and Surrey (Saturday). “This will be our fifth game against Langley already, and we’ve only

played them once here, so I guess we’ll be seeing a lot of them up here as the season goes along,” Dupas says. “We’ve beaten them twice in overtime and they’ve beaten us twice by one goal “They’re a physical team, so we can’t let them establish that style. We have to get into our game.” While the Spruce Kings have beaten Surrey twice

this year by three-goal margins, Dupas says this game could be closer. “They didn’t have a scorer before, but since they got Brady Shaw in a trade (with Coquitlam), he’s been scoring a ton.” Shaw has four goals and six points in three games with the Eagles. “we may go with a different game plan against them this time,” Dupas

says, “try to figure out a way to neutralize him.” The winning streak has also moved the Spruce Kings into the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings for the first time this season. The Spruce Kings hold down the number 20 spot, and are joined by BCHL foes Penticton (6) and Victoria (10), while Chilliwack received an Honourable Mention.

Balasz second in province at cross-country race Emma Balasz warmed up for the provincial high-school cross-country championships with a secondplace finish at a different provincial race on the weekend. Balasz, a Kelly Road Secondary student who won the zone championship Oct. 20, was second at the BC Ath-

letics Cross-country championships, held Saturday in Abbotsford. Her time of 18 minutes 40.87 seconds for the 5k race had her 15 seconds behind Kala Stone of Kamloops and seven seconds ahead of Alexandra Siemens from the host Valley Royals team. Brian Martinson

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won the men’s 50-54 race, an 8k event, with a time of 33:50.04, more than a minute in front of Dave Robertson. Geoff Martinson was

second in the men’s 20+ 10k run in a time of 32:43.95, about 18 seconds behind Chris Winter of the Speed River Club. Michael

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Butler placed 39th in the race in a time of 39:45.80. Stephen Matyas was sixth in the men’s 40-44 8k event, while his son,

Zachary, was 12th in the boy’s 16-19 7k race. The high-school provincials will take place Saturday, starting at D.P. Todd Secondary.

The girl’s race starts at 10:45 a.m. with the boy’s race at 11:45 a.m. The girls will run 4.3k while the boys will run 6.3k.


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Playbill STUDIO FAIR The Community Arts Council of Prince George and District presents Studio Fair 2012, northern B.C.’s original juried fair with unique and quality work by over 80 talented artisans. Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day Pass adult $3, student/ senior $2, under 12 free. This is a fundraiser for the Studio 2880 Arts Centre.

DAVID MYLES Artspace presents David Myles on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Featured on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe, Canadian folk and jazz singer/songwriter David Myles will bring his own versions of spirited songs through flawless musicianship and engaging stage show. Tickets are available at Books and Company, 1685 Third Ave. Phone 250-563-6637.

COATS FOR KIDS West 49 has kicked off their 10th year of the Coats for Kids campaign. The campaign runs until Nov. 21. Everyone who brings in a clean, insulated, gently used winter coat will receive 25 per cent off any winter jacket. Donations will then be given to youth shelters and charities across the country. Visit www.coatsforkids.west49. com for information.

■ EXHIBIT OPENS FRIDAY

Kujundzic brings freedom to art Free Standing showcases latest works at Groop Gallery TERESA MALLAM arts@pgfreepress.com

From flying women to freestanding trees, Claire Kujundzic is very much about freedom of expression – or is it, expressing freedom in art? The artist from Wells, B.C. will show her paintings in a new oneperson exhibit at Groop Gallery which opens Friday. Called Free Standing, the exhibit’s on display during the month of November. Kujundzic’s unique works include a selection of canvas trees and paintings from the artist’s recent forest-based series and other pieces done a few years ago. “Trees will be a component in the show,” Kujundzic told the Free Press. “They are going to be free hung, tapestry-style, as opposed to being stretched on canvas so they are more free standing, like in nature. There is a natural feel about it.” Kujundzic is particularly excited about seeing how her art work will look in the Groop Gallery space. “Whenever I do an exhibition, I take the work with me, I look at the wall and then I decide what pieces to use. For this exhibit I will have six to eight trees in front and the same number of paintings, so it may be 15 pieces in total. “It is really interesting – and it gets more complicated with this installation, because the look of the exhibit changes with each gallery.” Artist Melanie Desjardines, owner of Groop Gallery, is an ardent admirer of Kujundzic’s work. “I’ve been following Claire’s work for a few years now and I really enjoy the organic nature of

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Artist Claire Kujundzic with her free-standing “trees” that comprise part of her upcoming exhibition at Groop Gallery. her current series. It’s wonderful to the opportunity to showcase her work in my gallery. She has a long and interesting history as an arts.” From her home in Wells on Sunday, Kujundzic can see the snow falling on (not Cedars) but .... Pines. It is nature at its best, she says. Why the interest in trees? “To me it’s like looking at the resiliency and freedom of nature making its way into my art – I’m trying to make it come alive. That’s what’s happening now with the (beetle kill) Pine forests

because now they are starting to regenerate and grow again – and that is freedom.” The artist has just returned from Scotland and is looking forward to the upcoming exhibition. Her journey into the world of art began a few decades ago. “I first started exhibiting in 1973 and I’ve been a full-time professional artist for over 30 years. My husband Bill is also an accomplished artist, he does (renowned outdoor photographer) Chris Harris’ book designs and he does his own work and commission work,”

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said Kujundzic. “Only about five per cent of artists in Canada have this as their full-time profession, so I guess that Bill and I are a bit of an anomoly in that respect.” The couple has an art studio, Amazing Space, in Wells and both enjoy “talking shop” and sharing framing duties. Opening night reception for Wells’ artist Claire Kujundzic’s exhibit Free Standing is on Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Groop Gallery. Artist’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Groop Gallery is located at 1127 Third Ave. The show runs until Nov. 28.


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Living with Ginty’s Ghost Chris Czajkowski talks wilderness living, new book She’s lived off the grid, the end of a logging road alone for more than 30 years, 300 kilometres north of Vantaking everything Mother couver and hiked for two Nature threw her way. days on unmarked wilderBut on Saturday, Chris ness trails to her future home Czajkowski felt the ground beside a fly-in lake 5,000 feet move. high in the Coast “I felt the earthRange mountains. quake last night. It There she founded was a mild, cloudy Nuk Tessli Alpine night, the almost full Experience, an eco– moon making the sky tourism business milky. After baking for avid hikers and all day, I had the win- I needed naturalists. dow open near my more than On Nov. 1 at head while reading one building UNBC, Czajkowski in bed,” she says in as the B.C. will give a talk about government her blog. life in the wilderness “Glass birds hang- insisted I and she will also dising by the window have a com- cuss her new book started to tap – I mercial reaGinty’s Ghost, the thought it must be the son to be in story of a Chilcotin wind but could not the mouncharacter. feel it. Then the tap- tains.” “The earlier cab- Chris ins I built are from ping spread to other Czajkowski a road in the high parts of the room and a large Swiss cowbell mountains of British gently bonged. Columbia’s Coast “There were a couple of range. They are accessed distinct sways to the house. by an overnight hike, or a I have been in much more 20-minute float plane ride noticeable earthquakes before from Nimpo Lake in the West in N.S. but this is the first I Chilcotin and they are 150 have felt in 32 years since I miles from the nearest banks, have lived in Canada.” traffic lights, supermarkets or Raised in England, cell phone frequencies.” Czajkowski arrived in CanAmazingly, she did most of ada in 1979. In the late 1980s, the construction alone, using Czajkowski left her truck at a chainsaw and axe, falling

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the trees, dragging them with a comealong and raising the logs with blocks and tackles. Her back to the land experience includes heating with wood, hauling her own water and grinding her own flour. “I needed more than one building as the B.C. government insisted I have a commercial reason to be in the mountains – ecotourism was the only practical way to earn money in this high, lonely and spectacular location.” Her successful Nuk Tessli Alpine Experience business was sold to an adventurous father and son duo. In the wilderness, Czajkowski finds the time and tranquility to write. She is author of nine books about her wilderness life including Ginty’s Ghost (2012) and Diary of a Wilderness Dweller (2005). She also operates her blogs using solar-powered satellite Internet. For more about the B.C. author, visit www.wildernessdweller.ca. Chris Czajkowski will be sharing her wilderness experiences with a talk and slide show and lecture on her new book, Ginty’s Ghost, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Room 7-238 at UNBC.

Wilderness woman Chris Czajkowski will talk about her new book Ginty’s Ghost at UNBC on Thursday.

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Zakresky comes home to conduct â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lady Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TERESA MALLAM arts@pgfreepress.com

Kevin Zakresky and his baton have come full circle. The Kelly Road Secondary school graduate is only three months into the season as PGSOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new music director and maestro but already

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To this day I hate apples. always made my Halloween cosI blame it on Halloween and tumes. the trick or treating of my youth. She was a great seamstress and Toting a king-sized pillow case a creative writer, full of, um, novel lifted from my parent’s bed – no ideas. I went out two years as a pint-sized plastic Siamese cat though pumpkin pail for me Tea because she had so – I had a goal for the leftover beige/ with much night. Fill that sucker brown fabric and two Teresa papier mache tail proto the brim with the biggest and besttotypes. tasting treats on the Anyway, I had only block. one rule. TERESAMALLAM My older brother My outfit had to came with me to scare away include running shoes with good ghosts, goblins and geeks. traction so I could make good time I kept a mental map (today I’d for maximum haul. My dad also use a GPS) of the location of big had a rule. homes of the rich and famous – When I came home, hours later, guys like my Science teacher Mr. my pillowcase full of loot, he had Crane who always gave out two to first inspect the contents before I chocolate bars. Until one year could began to sort through it. He when he had the gall to go on said it was for “child safety” reavacation to Hawaii and left the sons [the news was full of stories lights out. of straight pins and dog doo being Lucky for Mr. Crane (and for found in childrens’ treat bags] – me because the night would have but it took me years to figure out ended not in treats but “time out”) where all the Cadbury milk chocoI did not pack a soap bar. late bars went. My mother, aka Mrs. Cleaver, Most people had good stuff.

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As we held our bags open, I mentally counted the good treats that went in. Chocolate bars were the A game for us but store-bought candies, games, licorice and gum balls were good too. Then came the so-called Halloween apples that dropped to the bottom of the bag with a dull thud. Let me say this: Apples are apples. They are not candy. Apples come in hundreds of varieties – McIntosh, Granny Smith, Golden or Red Delicious, Sundance or even the ‘beamed up’ Enterprise. No farmer ever set out to grow Halloween apples. That was just a fib they told to make us think they were special. Whether they’re “au natural” and shiny as billiard balls or hidden under sticky toffee, they are still apples. Just because apples featured in the fruit and vegetable group of Canada’s Food Guide poster on our classroom’s bulletin board, that does not mean that they are welcome on Halloween night. It came down to this, I think. People who ran out of good candy and treats would raid their fruit bowls and refrigerators and start handing out apples. Nice trick. So for the next month my mother served applesauce with every meal and even tried to sneak apples in my school lunches. But I caught on – a lot sooner than when I noticed missing chocolate bars from a pillow case with over 30 pounds of candy. Happy Halloween Apples!

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WEDNESDAY Babysitting Certificate Course, Wednesdays Nov. 7-28 6-8 p.m., Glenview Elementary, ages 10+. Call City 250-561-7600. 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.

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THURSDAY Silvertip Archers AGM, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Austin Road Elementary. NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society AGM. Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room at hospital. Information: Betty Smyth 250 962-7985 or Anita Eyles 250 563-2949. 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. toastmastersclubs. org/ or 250-5645191. 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: 250964-3849. 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 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: 1-250-

966-2320. Live bands, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.

SATURDAY 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.

SUNDAY Pancake breakfast, Nov. 4, 9-11 a.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. 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 meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

TUESDAY 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. tilopa.org. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines

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 datebook@pgfreepress.com

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

SUPPORT GROUPS PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-563-2885. Prince George ATV Club meets third Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. Carmel Restaurant meeting room. Information: George 250-964-7907. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Monday noon-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m No appointment necessary, located in the Prince George Pentecostal Church, 497 Ospika Blvd. Information: 250617-9653.

Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278. Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393. Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings). Red Hat Chapter meets for lunches and outings. Information: 250-640-1139. 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 literacy@pgnfc.com. 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!” Railway & Forestry Museum - Nov 11 Remembrance Day volunteers required to help set up 158 Canada flags (representing fallen soldiers from the conflict in Afghanistan) at 8 a.m. at the Legion parking lot. Email rgill@pgrfm.bc.ca Ranjit 250-563-7351 Northern John Howard Society Looking for adults who are interested in volunteering with adult men who have been incarcerated. Training is provided, record check is mandatory. Kim 250-561-7343 PG Youth Custody Centre Looking for volunteers to mentor youths in a variety of areas: Music (guitar, voice training, rap), Sports (basketball, floor hockey), Games (chess, backgammon, etc.), poetry. Training will be provided. A police record check required. Stephan Wagner 250-649-3873

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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 Larry.Clark@canfor.com: 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.

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JOB POSTING – Plant Accountant 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: hr@pinnaclepellet.com

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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.

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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: primapg@telus.net

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RECEPTIONIST Prince George Geotech Drilling Services employ professional, energetic, solution minded individuals that endeavor to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. The Receptionist possesses an energizing spirit with motivation to deliver superior time management and organizational skill while keeping an open mind to all contingencies of the position. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Greets customers, staff and the public - Answers 12 line switchboard and routes as required and/ or takes messages - Filing, photocopying, and scanning as required - Appointment reminders - Data compilation - Work with Administration, Project Managers and Operations personnel as needed - Other duties as assigned Qualifications: - Excellent customer service and organizational abilities - 1+ years’ experience in a professional office environment or a combination of schooling (i.e., Office Administration Certificate) and experience - Excellent use of Microsoft Outlook, MS Word and Excel - Flexible nature and a positive outlook Deadline to seize this opportunity is November 6, 2012. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at www.geotechdrilling.com No phone calls please. We thank all that apply; however, only short listed candidates will be contacted

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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/ Dodge/ Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat 250832-8053, pat@brabymotors.com

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Misc. for Sale FOR SALE: Sled dog box: accommodates 16 dogs; insulated, storage cupboard, night lights, exhaust stack; asking $600. Contact: Carol 250 567-6971 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 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca Woodfired Boiler. Tarm Innova 50 controls & storage. 250-344-2603 evenings. jcross@redshift.bc.ca

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Team player & self starter Excellent communications skills Ability to make accurate & timely decisions Ability to perform simultaneous multiple tasks Previous Games or related experience considered an asset Willingness to volunteer variable hours, including evenings & weekends Fluency in French considered a major asset

To apply, please visit www.canadagames2015.ca / www.jeuxducanada2015.ca for full volunteer descriptions and closing dates. Resumes can be forwarded to: Human Resources, 2015 Canada Winter Games, 545 Quebec Street, Prince George, B.C., V2L 1W6 or email volunteer@canadagames2015.ca and include volunteer position title in the subject line. The Prince George 2015 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all individuals to apply for volunteer postings. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event ever held in Prince George and Northern British Columbia to date and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of $70- $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth. Athletes from 10 Provinces and 3 Territories will compete in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. In 2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story with all of Canada.

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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.

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