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Second World War veterans Bill Stanley, 91, and Bill Greenly, 92, never crossed paths as they fought with the Allies on the front lines in Italy in 1943. They fought a common foe but in quite different capacities. Stanley served as a medic, Greenly as a mechanic. Teresa MA LLA M/Free Press Today they both reside at Northern Top photo: a young Bill Stanley as a medHealth’s Gateway Retirement Centre and on ic during the Second World War. Right: Bill Thursday they got together to talk with the Greenly and Stanley share their memories. Free Press about their wartime experiences. The two men first shake hands. and the corps. I was about 16 feet from “My regiment number was K-75518,� says Stanley. where the shell hit when it happened. “Mine was K-71155,� responds Greenly. I just had time enough to fall over and It was if they had met on the battlefield. hit the dirt.� Stanley joined the war effort, at age 20, while living in Stanley has another painful memory. Vernon, B.C. He went overseas in 1942. “The Dutch ship that brought us to Italy With his St. John’s Ambulance training, he joined the was on its way to Africa to pick up troops first division medical corps serving with the 4th Canawhen it was sunk by the Germans.� dian Field Ambulance Unit. Stanley was injured in the left leg He recalls vividly his service in Sicily. from concrete blocks that went flying “I went there on July 10, 1943. After the invasion, when a bridge was blown up. His unit there were thousands of wounded soldiers. My job was was taking a soldier for medical help. to get the wounded back from the front lines – I drove a “They sent a letter back home saying jeep – and get them back for medical help.� I had been ‘wounded in action’ and Stanley says author Farley Mowat is a better storythat my injuries were undetermined. teller of what took place at the Battle of Ortono with That was hard on my family – my mother and the German paratroopers [Dec. 20 to 28, 1943] in his book woman I was engaged to.� The Regiment, but the local veteran has his own vivid Stanley gives a slight smile. recollection of his experience during what has been “I had to write right away and tell them I was okay.� called the “bloodiest battle of the Italian campaign.� Both Stanley and Greenly were present in Holland The number and severity of casualties was astoundwith the Allied Forces on May 5, 1945 for the joyous libing, he said. eration of the country from Nazi Germany. They agree “There were thousands and thousands of casualties, a it is a proud moment in history and a good memory of lot of them in really bad shape. The Germans destroyed their years of service. everything – medical truck, the doctor, the staff sergeant Stanley lived at Gateway for three years, through

three Remembrance Days – wondering if there was a way for residents to show their respect. “I asked Susan [Kragt of Northern Health] if we could do something at Gateway to honour and remember the veterans. She did the work and came up with the idea of a display,� he said. Residents contributed old photos of their family members and loved ones who served and their name along with the names of the veterans and their pictures appears in a display in the front lobby. “It’s good for us to remember,� says Stanley.�It’s important to remember. We lost a lot of our dear friends.�

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NDP wants Bell investigated over e-mail DELYNDA PILON newsroom@pgfreepress.com

NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston is calling on Premier Christy Clark to investigate MLA Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training over an e-mail chain between Bell and a vice-president of the Liberal party. The chain was forwarded to former MLA Bill Belsey and contained information about someone he represents, Ni Riato, who owns Sun Wave Forest Products which is a stakeholder in the Skeena Cellulose Pulp Mill by Prince Rupert. Ralston pointed out it is against the rules to forward e-mails that are considered advice to cabinet. “He’s a cabinet minister,” Ralston said, adding that after being disclosed some of the e-mail was blanked out.

He maintains what was missing could have revolved around policy matters. “We don’t know what was blanked out,” he said. “In the case of Mr. Bloy, where he did something very similar, he was asked to resign. Mr. Bell has to answer the question, how this is different?” Ralston said there are a number of other questions that also arise. “So he (Bill Belsey, currently a vice president of the Liberal party) has a very close connection with B.C. Liberal party. There is ongoing litigation between the City of Prince Rupert and Belsey’s client. Did Bell communicate the same information to the City of Prince Rupert?” Ralston said Bell should be asked if he passed the information to others, if this

is a regular practice of his and what rules he feels he should follow regarding forwarding e-mails. The obvious person to investigate, he said, is the premier. “He has to be accountable. If legislature was sitting I would be on my feet on the floor asking for an explanation.” With no legislature sitting this fall, he said he has decided to raise the question publicly by speaking to the media. Bell said he has already sent the e-mail chain in question to several media outlets who concluded the information within it did not break the ‘advice to cabinet’ rules, nor did it contain any proprietary information. The only outlet to follow up on the story was the Globe and Mail. “The allegations Mr. Ralston is bringing for-

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Kitimat: A safe option There’s no mistaking the importance of Kitimat, B.C., to the Gateway project. It’s where the pipeline ends, and it’s where marine operations begin. I’d like to set the record straight on why we chose Kitimat, at the head of the Douglas Channel, as the site for Gateway’s marine terminal. The answer took thousands of hours of research, planning, engineering, environmental science, oceanography consultation, weather monitoring, and simulation. But the simple reason is . . . safety, all the way. The Douglas Channel is one of the widest and deepest inland waterways on North America’s west coast. Government research had already determined Kitimat to be among the safest ports in B.C., and about 1,500 tankers carrying petrochemicals have docked safely at Kitimat over the past quarter-century. Strategically speaking, Kitimat provides the lowest environmental risk for all aspects of Gateway operations. It offers a safer endpoint for the pipeline route, from a geotechnical perspective. The marine terminal at Kitimat also provides safe approaches for tanker traffic — with a suitable turning basin in Kitimat Arm, and natural deep-water berths that are sheltered

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from open-water wave conditions. At its very narrowest, the Douglas Channel is 1.4 kilometres wide — three times wider than Transport Canada’s recommended width for two-way tanker traffic. Water depths in the marine channels are up to several hundred metres. As an added measure, full simulations of vessel traffic in the Douglas Channel were carried out at a world-leading facility in Denmark. It tested the largest proposed vessels in environmental conditions that tankers would experience in the marine channels. The result was a thumbs-up on the shipping route, endorsed by both government departments and the British Columbia Coast Pilots.

ward are completely without foundation,” he said. The e-mail, he said, contained an article printed and publicly available, in a Chinese magazine, making serious allegations about Sun Wave and Ni, along with an English summary of the document. He forwarded the e-mail to Belsey, who represents Ni, giving him an opportunity to tell him if it was accurate or not. “We have been working in an attempt to bring the Watson Island site back into production. Sun Wave is one of the stakeholders, and when you receive information like that, I think it is my responsibility to find out if there is substance to it or not. The NDP is trying to make something out of it,”Bell said, pointing out the province has six months before the next election.

He said this isn’t the first time he’s faced allegations from the NDP. “They filed a conflict against me six years ago because I am a known snowmobiler and I was in charge of mountain caribou

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Fifth Avenue and Highway 97. Just before 4 a.m., police and other emergency services arrived on scene and located one man who had suffered injuries as a result of contact with a southbound tractor trailer. The 19-year-old Prince George man was transported by the BC Ambulance Service to the University Hospital of Northern BC with serious injuries. Initial investigation has revealed that the pedestrian was in the process of crossing Highway 97 from east to west, against a red light, when he walked into the back of an empty logging truck. The driver of the truck did not stop, as it is possible that he or she did not notice the impact. The Prince George RCMP are wishing to speak to the driver of the unloaded logging truck. It is believed that the truck came onto Highway 97 off Nechako Road just prior to the collision, at approximately 3:50 a.m. If you have any information about this incident or who the driver may be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.


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Home builders warned fees set to rise City staff recommending council pass new structure in near future DELYNDA PILON newsroom@pgfreepress.com

The Prince George office of the Canadian Home Builders Association has been warned city staff will recommend that council dramatically increase building permit fees within the next few weeks. Mark Peil, executive officer of CHBA Northern B.C., said the consultation period requesting the association’s input on the recommendation to increase fees is quite short. “We received a letter from the planning department,” Peil said. “Council asked the planning department to put together recommendations for them. This is one of them, though you have to understand it hasn’t been accepted by council yet.” Peil was told the increase will be recommended to bring the fees Prince George charges in line with what other communities charge. “They said they had conducted a survey of neighbouring communities, and were bringing their fees in line with other communities.” The increase could be between 30 and 40 per cent. “They told us the new formula they would use,” Peil said. “We are looking at somewhere between a 30 and 40 per cent

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Amanda Jarl (left) and Marbie Alura were hosts for the BC Jobs Start Here job fair in Prince George Tuesday. increase.” He added they haven’t yet said how they are going to implement the fee increase. “It adds on to an already sizeable amount of government-im-

posed costs in building. The city says it’s a very small percentage of the cost of the building, but they don’t look at it like that,” he said. “It makes it hard, especially when you’re working with fairly

thin margins as is as a builder. It hurts business.” Peil said he doesn’t know how much building fees are in other communities, however it would be unfair of council to increase

them all at once in the city. “I can’t speak to how much other communities pay in relative to us, but I can say a sharp increase all at once is not really fair or business friendly.”

Prince George woman one of two dead in car crash The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two drivers who died as a result of a motor vehicle incident that occurred near Fraser Lake Monday.

Dead are Raymond Mooreside, 62, from Fraser Lake and Joan Breed, 67, from Prince George. At about 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 5, Mooreside was driving his

car eastbound on Highway 16 about 15 kilometres east of Fraser Lake. Breed was driving her Jeep Cherokee westbound. The two were involved in a head-on crash. Two other vehi-

cles also became involved in the collision. Mooreside was taken to Fraser Lake Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, but was unable to recover from his injuries.

Breed was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Vanderhoof and then by air-ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital. She also succumbed to her injuries later on Nov. 5.


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Cummins supports pipeline B.C. Conservatives leader reaffirms party policy DELYNDA PILON newsroom@pgfreepress.com

John Cummins, leader of the B.C. Conservatives, reiterated his party’s support for the Northern Gateway pipeline project during a visit to the city Wednesday. Cummins, who is touring the province, spoke at the university to a handful of students, answering

questions and discussing a proposed change to the legislature’s fall sessions as well as briefly addressing his party’s stance on the pipeline project. “It must be done in a way that is environmentally friendly,� he said, adding the proponents must be held to the highest possible standards. He said the operator must be able to

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address any catastrophes, big or small, that arise because of the pipeline. Cummins noted that the Kinder Morgan pipeline running through a Burnaby neighbourhood went relatively problem free for a long time, until 2007.

That happened, he said, when an excavator digging a storm sewer trench ruptured the pipeline, spraying 234,000 litres of crude oil into the residential neighbourhood, with about 70,000 litres flowing into the Burard Inlet. “To suggest some-

thing is never going to happen is unrealistic. The public of B.C. must be satisfied the Northern Gateway pipeline will meet their expectations,� he said. “We are in favour of it. We are prepared to work with those companies.�

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Tim Leadem, representing a coalition of environmental groups like ForestEthics Advocacy, the Raincoast Science Foundation and Living Oceans, explained he intended to question the panel about the ESA methodology as well as the Telkwa caribou herd during Monday afternoon’s joint review panel hearing. Leadem asked if the habitat models that were used would be followed up by field studies. “In order to have quality assurance that the habitat suitability modelling that you have used has been applied correctly, would you agree that it is important to follow the modelling work with field studies?” Leadem asked. Colleen Bryden, Enbridge expert witness, said that during the process both field studies and modelling were utilized. Some of the field work, she added, was done in order to help develop the suitability models. More fieldwork is planned, including additional baseline information on bird populations, though the fieldwork isn’t being done to verify the habitat models used in the assessment. “The additional work we will be undertaking is related to characterizing baseline conditions going forward as a component of monitoring project effects during operations,” Bryden said. Jeffery Green, another expert panel member, added to the information Bryden presented, saying they use different types of habitat models. Bryden, he said, was referring to the habitat suitability models while they also use linear feature density modelling. “I wouldn’t call it modelling, but we’re now doing a more detailed analysis of linear features to aid in what we’re referring to as this linear feature removal or habitat compensation plan,” Green said. “So identifying what’s our contribution to linear feature creation; what’s our objective for compensation and where might we implement linear feature removal.” The additional material will be filed with the National Energy Board. Green said the intent of the linear feature removal plans, or compensation plans, is to

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develop a plan for each of the five caribou herds as well as other wildlife sensitive areas they are focusing on. Once filed, they intend to consult with Aboriginal groups as well as other public stakeholders. Leadem asked if environmental non-governmental groups would be included as stakeholders. Paul Anderson, also an expert panel member, said they intend to distribute the information through the community advisory boards (CAB). Although he couldn’t say specifically which environmental groups were members of the CAB’s, Anderson said the invitation to participate in a CAB was sent out quite broadly, and the opportunity to get involved in one was still open. “I don’t have a listing of all of the environmental groups that are involved or the ones that were invited,” Anderson said. “I can tell you in terms of the invitations though it was quite broadly advertised.” Leadem returned to questioning the experts about the habitat suitability models they used. “Getting back to the habitat suitability models used for wildlife, did the consultants or anyone from Northern Gateway/ Enbridge use any ecological

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drivers such as global climate change or forest transitional types in order to see the impact upon those models of those two variables?” he asked. Bryden said although they did not incorporate climate change, they did to some extent incorporate forest transition or succession. “We incorporated mountain pine beetle considerations and depending on the species, the waitings might vary between construction and operations as time went on. So we did incorporate that for some species,” Bryden said. “Mountain pine beetle was incorporated generally. We also of course incorporated disturbances such as logging that might have an affect on seral structure.” Leadem then asked if other projects had already affected the environment to the point that the thresholds for acceptable affects were already exceeded. “I don’t think I can answer your question the way it’s being put forth because it is an allencompassing question and we really would need to tease things apart,” Michael Preston, Enbridge expert witness, said. Green, who pointed out he was responsible for the environmental assessment and the general approach, said he would like

to land-use planning and how that plays into acceptable change before taking on Leadem’s question again, but perhaps applying it to a specific species first. Green said land use planning sets different types of areas ranging from protected areas to urban areas, and through the middle is multiple land use areas. “And I think it’s fair to say that the majority of this route is placed through the latter, multiple land use units in which the province has recognized the acceptability, if we will, for forestry, mining, other types of development, as well as maintaining certain levels of environment,” Green said. “So I think what I would say in general is when land is within protected areas, a pristine condition, a historical pristine condition probably is an appropriate baseline for the type of question you’re asking. In a multiple land use area, as Mr. Preston said, it’s a much more challenging question to answer.” Leadem asked Green if he was aware of the shifting baseline concept. Green said he was and added what they did in the environmental assessment was state their assumptions about what they believe the baseline they are starting from is. “We’re taking the baseline

as we find it. But that baseline does reflect the land use planning guidelines for those areas,” Green said. For example, he said intensive forestry operations are coming up both sides of the Hart caribou range, a project deemed acceptable within that land use plan. In consequence he said the baseline on the Hart range is different. “And so the baseline in the Hart range, I think, is a different baseline, as you were saying, than outside the range where we’re looking at a multiple use area where it’s accepted that there are a certain level, I’m going to say acceptable impacts on wildlife given the land use planning regime.” Leadem asked if Green accepts the idea there will be incremental changes to wildlife habitat as a result of the project. “I think we would agree that that’s fair; that we’ve tried to quantify that change. And, in addition, we’ve tried, well, we haven’t quantified the effect of restoration but we’ve made commitments to restoration and compensation as a result of some of the predictive habitat changes. And that compensation and restoration is focussed on the species we think would best benefit from that type of action,” Green said.

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omething has been lacking throughout the entire core services review process … a defined monetary goal. As council wades through the final report outlining ways it can cut costs and we are teased with suggestions of reducing the number of councillors from eight to six and getting a third party to operate the Four Seasons pool, there is virtually no discussion about how far this should go. Core services reviews are, traditionally, an examination of what services the city provides with an eye to whether it’s a service the city should be providing. The Four Seasons pool debate fits into that category … council needs to decide, with community involvement, whether it’s a service/facility that taxpayers want in the community. The majority of the core services review, however, seems to be about finding ways to cut costs at City Hall. Once again the Four Seasons pool fits into this category because getting a third party to operate it, as is suggested in the review, likely means cutting wages and/or staff and, thus, the city’s bottom line. The suggestion to reduce the level of snow removal services (which council thankfully put the kibosh on immediately and we can likely thank Mother Nature for the big dump before Halloween for that reminder to city councillors) is about reducing costs. The talk now about increasing or implementing user fees is also about balancing the books by increasing revenue where possible. Fair enough. But to what degree? What hasn’t been outlined is what is the goal … to reduce the city budget by five per cent? Ten per cent? Twenty per cent? In half? What is the goal? We now have more people working in the city than ever before and while the population may not have drastically increased, yet, one has to surmise that with more people working, the city’s tax base should at least be stable. Therefore, how much needs to be cut out of the city budget to make council happy? Don’t misunderstand, a core services review that leads to a leaner city budget that leads to lowering the tax burden on Prince George residents is a good thing. Doing it without a specific target, however, makes the entire undertaking much more difficult.

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A day of remembrance It seems war will always be with us. Try as we During this week before Remembrance Day, may, there is always some individual or group who November 11, we should each take time to honour wants to dominate others. War is deadly. It maims those who fought for our freedom. Their sacrifice and takes the lives of the innocent, as well as the is the very foundation of the freedom we currently soldiers who willingly fight for their countries. enjoy. From a rational perspective, we should all desire Unfortunately, the busy lives we lead leave little and support a peaceful and orderly world. time to pause and reflect on our good fortune. As Most of those who are 60 years old or less only the years pass, we have fewer of those who can know the ravages of war from a theoconvey the memory of the brutality of retical perspective. They have only war with true personal emotion. The observed the cruelty of war through younger we are, the less likely we are to stories and their television screens. know anyone, through friends or family, They haven’t heard the cries of pain, who personally experienced the terrors felt the terror, smelled the smells of of the Second World War. Onside battle or experience the sudden death We all wish for a world of peace, but VICTORBOWMAN of comrades. They are totally separate there always seems to be some who from the reality of war. wish to enslave us to their own particuThrough previous generations, many went off to lar belief or lifestyle. Cruel and unrelenting, they are war as a duty to their country. The Second World bullies. Often, the only way to preserve peace is to War was different. In the two decades between the stand up to the bullies. That takes courage on the two great wars, society had changed. The mass part of ordinary men and women. obedience in society had weakened. People were Fanatics with a lust for power seem to be always becoming independent. with us. If they are allowed to be victorious, our Most were motivated by a desire to stop an obvilives will become the lives of passive slaves. As ideous evil, rather than simply going to war because alistic as we may wish to be, bad things will happen they were told to do so. if the good people do nothing. The likes of Hitler’s Nazis and the Japanese Those thousands of men and women, who willempire were truly something to fear. If strong oppo- ingly fought on our behalf, did so because they sition was not mounted, they would have domibelieve in preserving that which is right and just. nated and enslaved the world. They sacrificed their time, and too often their lives, There are very few veterans of those awful days to keep the rest of us safe from all that could limit still with us. They are the last of thousands who our rights, our freedom and the security of peace either died in battle or gave up years of their lives that we have enjoyed for the last three generations. to ensure that we would continue to live in a free November 11 is our day of remembrance for all and democratic society. We, the following generathose who bravely fought to preserve our future. It tions, are the beneficiaries of their sacrifice. Our is the one time each year that is specifically desiglives would be very different if they had not risen to nated for us to pause in respect for the effort and the occasion. sacrifices they made for us. Circulation Manager Email: circulation@pgfreepress.com.............250-564-0504

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Considering the life of a soldier’s wife Editor: A year has passed since I became an “army bride,” The soldier that I married wears his uniform with confidence and pride.

His troop has been deployed to fight a distant war, We wait on the platform for the train and I ask myself will I ever see you again?

The troop train has arrived, the soldiers board, And there is only time for one final word, “goodbye.” I turn my face, walk

slowly away and silently I cry. We must now live our separate lives. The road ahead has many bends, Before this sad and

painful journey ends. Some will come home again, though not all. ‘Tis the price they pay for answering their country’s call. I am now a lonely,

frightened army wife, Who tries to get on with her life, While asking still “will I ever see him again?” Ida Nikkel Prince George

Keep Remembrance in your hearts all year BOB ZIMMER Prince George-Peace River MP

On Remembrance Day we honour the generations of Canadians who have fought with pride and courage to defend our way of life, and all that we hold dear. It is also a time when we can reflect on the accomplishments of our country. United, we have fought for a safer and freer world, liberating citizens from totalitarian governments and working towards a sustainable world peace based on mutual respect and shared values. While the horrors of war must never be forgotten, we must also remember that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. We must never fail to defend it, whether at home or abroad. That is why I am so proud that my son has decided to carry on this tradition by joining the 872 Kiwanis Kanata Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron. Our Conservative government has made remembrance and the improvement of benefits and services twin priorities in our determination to show our deep sense of gratitude to those that have and those that continue to serve. Whether it’s through improved monthly access to benefits for seriously injured veterans, increasing the monthly supplement for the injured and sick, or providing the best

equipment available to those currently serving, our government continues to stand behind our troops and Veterans. And, as a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, I am proud to be a voice for these brave men and women who have defended our

country with honour and stood up for our values and our freedom. It is also important to remember that despite the fact that November 11 is the formal day of commemoration, thank a veteran, volunteering at your local Legion hall or donating to

a veteran’s charity need not be limited to one day a year. Our heroes in uniform deserve no less. On Sunday the 11th, I hope you will pay tribute to their service and sacrifice by taking part in one of the many Remembrance Day ceremonies in our

region. And, to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, both past and present: on behalf of myself, my family, and the residents of Prince George-Peace River I offer our heartfelt thank you for your service. Lest we forget.

Bidding a fond farewell to robins

Those four robins that I saw today Perching on fence posts in the backyard, I’m hoping the dear birds are on their way Because the winter here is much too hard. I really don’t think they wanted to stay. They did seem intent on flying away.

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They did not stay around for very long. I was tempted to tell them they were late. They looked rushed; they had no time for a song Or my preaching about a robin’s fate. By the time I opened the back door They’d flown right out of sight, all four. There’s safety in numbers I know that. Hence they always migrate in a flock. But only four, I was puzzled by that. They would need to keep flying when the clock Conveniently, set back by an hour, Provided more light and flying power. We’ve had snow now for over two weeks. The daytime highs have been rather low. The wind’s been howling on the mountain peaks. We’re ready for winter and lots of snow

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Reverend Susan Scott leads in a prayer Sunday for the safety of those serving to protect us. The military Church Parade and Veterans Memorial Ceremony took place at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Let’s Play aimed at mobility-impaired children We all know that exercise, activity, their abilities, is able to participate. and physical literacy are important for The “Let’s Play” program, which all children. was developed through a partnership Sports and recreational between the BC Wheelactivities are the basis for chair Basketball Society lifelong learning, socializa(BCWBS), the Rick Hantion, and healthy living, by sen Foundation, and the giving children the chance provincial government, to have fun, be part of a is aimed at B.C. children team, and be included. with mobility-related disThat’s why the “Let’s Play” SHIRLEYBOND abilities. At early ages, program is so important – when lifelong habits are it gives children the chance to develop just beginning to form, this program fundamental movement skills, to grow helps children gain the fundamental confident in their abilities, and lead a skills, knowledge, and abilities to parhealthy and active lifestyle. By includticipate in play, sport, and physicaling sport wheelchairs into regular related activities inclusively with other classes, both teachers and students learn children. how to adapt their physical education “Let’s Play” provides sport wheelclasses so that every child, regardless of chairs designed for young children

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together with related equipment for program facilitators; a guide for teachers, parents, and program facilitators; online resources; expertise and guidance for organizations that want to have inclusive physical activities and educational programs, and much more. Most importantly, it gives children with mobility impairment the chance to participate in activities in which they may not be able to otherwise. Students themselves have played a key role in developing the program, ensuring that everyone has fun and that everyone is included. “Let’s Play” gives able-bodied children the chance to learn more about the challenges their friends face, while participating in fun and inclusive activities at the same time. “Let’s Play” helps support parents

of children with and without mobility impairments the chance to open a dialogue about inclusion in physical education, bringing greater awareness as well as the opportunity to create a more inclusive environment for everyone. Every program needs a champion, and in the case of “Let’s Play” it is Nancy Harris. She is a tireless advocate for inclusive programs and communities. If you want more information about this program, don’t hesitate to contact Nancy or consider supporting the program financially. For more information, or to donate to the program online, please see the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society website. Thank you Nancy for letting me try out the sport wheelchair and teaching me about this important program.

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The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation held its 21st annual general meeting on Oct 30. Re-elected to the board were Darren Masse (BMO Nesbitt Burns), Shane Lapierre (Prince George Fire Fighters), Trevor Lutes (Scotiabank) and Tom Sentes (Wood Wheaton). Newly elected to a two-year term were Don Gowan (Finning Canada), Albert Koehler (city councillor), Colleen Sparrow (Prince George Citizen) and David Yarmish (David J. Yarmish & Associates). Continuing on the Board as the regional representative is Paul Stewart (Gulbranson Logging, Vanderhoof) and Rhonda Loose (Auxiliary to UHNBC). These new directors join Judy Jackson, Colin Kinsley, Diane Rogers and Trevor Slaney on the board. Also continuing on the board is Finlay Sinclair, Director of Business Development representing Northern Health. Dr. Michelle Sutter ,after a decade of service to the board representing the medical community, completed her term. Dr. Linda Wilson will be joining the Board. Ron Epp, managing partner of KPMG, presented the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Last year, the foundation had gross revenues of $2,487,527 and issued grants totaling $1,912,401 to UHNBC and numerous other Northern Health facilities throughout northern B.C. President Darren Masse introduced Jessica Aldred as the new Chief Executive Officer who recently moved to the North after 13 years working in fundraising for a number of organizations. Masse, in his president’s address, spoke to the fact that the foundation remains committed to its responsibility as “good stewards of the funds you, our donors have given to us… We need you to know that, we appreciate the trust you have placed in us to make sure your donation to health care is being used most efficiently and for the best impact on health care in the North. As we improve the quality of our external partnerships, we must strive to understand what is needed in the north and how we can create maximum impact on health care through philanthropy.”

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 would like you to join together on November 11 A Remembrance Day Service in grateful remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of our country

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Civic Centre - Seated by 9:00am Ceremony at 9:30am Parade will form up at 10:35am March to Cenotaph Ceremony at Cenotaph 11:00am Parade back to Civic Centre via 6th Avenue Celebrations to follow at The Legion - 1335 - 7th Avenue Pipers, Live Bands, Dancing, Old-time Singing Food & Beverages

How Will You Remember? Lest we forget... On this Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those who have served our country with courage and compassion.

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ABORIGINAL BUSINESS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE would like to take this opportunity to recognize and remember the sacrifices made by those who served and those who continue to serve our country Angelique’s Native Arts

We’re involved in the community because we care Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program This program is for those who need a little more guidance with the business plan development stage. We help under-employed Aboriginal individuals create employment for themselves. Upon succesful completion, clients receive an incentive that they can contribute to start-up costs or to leverage additional financing Financial Literacy Workshops The two day workshops cover topics such as assets, budgeting, consumerism, credit and banking. Day one covers financial literacy and spending plans, planning, goals, payday loans and high interest loans, banking and banking regulations, reconciling your bank statements, signing loan agreements and amortization sheets. Day two covers tracking weekly and monthly expenses, planning and saving for expected yearly expenses (vehicle, school, holiday, etc.), costing out goals, as a family discussing household, clothing, entertainment expenses and income, what is debt, what is credit, how to deal with creditors and how to repair credit. Saving Circle Saving Circle is a free matched savings program offering low-income people the opportunity to save towards required equity and gain money management skills. Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) Aboriginal BEST is for people who self-identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, status or not, who are interested in becoming self-employed or starting their own business. It is for both those who have a solid idea and want to see it happen and for those who have an interest in business but have no specific idea yet. The program covers twelve sessions and is free to attend. Topics include; 101 Business Ideas, Polishing Your Idea, Building Your Business Plan, Market Strategy, Financing and Tax, Assessing Your Idea, Market Research, Operations Strategy, Operating Challenges and E-business.

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Faces of Service QR2 Harry Stewart Joined the HMCS Griffin in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1940. Basic training was done in Port Arthur and Esquaimalt. Served on a merchant navy ship as a gunner on the Lafontaine Park and the Gatneau Park. Sailed the high seas in 1941 and saw action in the Mediteranian & Indian Ocean Was in Liverpool, England carrying supplies when the was over. Returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged from service in 1946. Received the Burma Star for serving in the Mediterranian and Indian Ocean and the Atltantic Star.

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Lake Superior Scottish Regiment in Thunder Bay, Ontario, from 1967 until 1970. Transferred into the Regular Force in 1970. Posted CFB Cornwallis and CFB Gagetown until basic training was completed then was posted to the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Calgary, Alberta. Served a short tour with American Forces in Wainwright, Alaska, then was sent with the United Nations to Egypt from November 1972 until March 1973. Posted to Baden-Baden Germany with 3rd Mechanized Commando and later 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment from 1975 until 1978. Posted from Germany to CFB Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. While at Moose Jaw he served a six month tour of duty in the Arctic Circle then another tour in the Middle East from October 1978 until April 1979. Also served at CFB Winnipeg, CFS Holberg, RSS Thunder Bay before finally retiring from the Regular Force in 1990. Returned to Regina, Saskatchewan, and continued with the Canadian Forces Reserves in Regina from 1990 until 1996. Retired completely from military service and then joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires in 1998 until the present.


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Colour the Universe glass kitchen magnets make a colourful display at the 36th annual Studio Fair 2012 on Friday at the PG Civic Centre. The event featured the work of 93 juried artisans. Teresa MA LLAM / Free Press

Assault charges get jail, probation In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 1: Boris R. Spiess was found guilty of assault, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 2: Ruby L. Boya was found guilty of assault with a weapon, sentenced to 83 days in jail, placed on probation for 12 months and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. Boya was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Sandra Cassidy was found guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while street racing, sentenced to 18 months in jail, placed on probation for two years, assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from driving for five years. Alfred A. Gunton was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, received a conditional sentenced of 60 days and was assessed a victim surcharge of $50.

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Court docket Leonard D. Kinney was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, sentenced to 116 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Morgan R. Massettoe was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to nine days in jail. Darlene R. Tom was found guilty of assault and assaulting a peace officer, sentenced to 21 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 3: Nikkita A. John was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 22 days in jail. Mathew S. Jones was found guilty of possession of a break-in instrument, sentenced to three months in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Jones was also found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance,

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victim surcharge of $50 and ordered to make restitution of $201.96. Everett R.E. Patrick was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to

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Eat out on Nov. 15 for HIV education

On Nov. 15, have a meal at one of 14 local restaurants, and you’ll be helping youth in Prince George. The Northern HIV and Health Education Society is hosting its second Eating Out for Youth Education fundraiser, with participating restaurants donating 10 per cent of their revenue. Mary Jackson of the society explained what the funds would be used for in a press release. “Every year, Northern HIV and Health Education Society facilitates health education for approximately 2,000 Prince George youth from Grade 5 to 12 and young adults.” The society is a non-profit group and does not receive funding from School District 57 or the Northern Health Authority. Participating restaurants on Nov. 15 are Amigo’s Taco Shop, Cafe Voltaire, College Heights 2 for 1 Pizza, Fortune Palace, Hummus Brothers Tapas Bar, JD’s Kitchen and Catering, Margo’s Cafe, Pita Pit (College Heights), Quiznos (Spruceland), Spicy Green in the Hart, Sushi Factory Sendo, Taco Del Mar, Twisted Cork and Wendy’s Restaurants. “People talk about stretching a dollar,” Jackson said. “We have nearly reinvented the manufacture of copper wire by stretching every penny to the max.”

YOUR CITY MATTERS November 9, 2012 COUNCIL COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS MEETINGS

Broadcasting of Council Meetings: To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s website at www.princegeorge. ca as webcasting services and video archiving of agenda items are available for the public.

Downtown Partnership Tuesday, November 13th 2nd Floor Conference Room – 1:00 p.m. Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, November 14th 2nd Floor Conference Room – 12:00 p.m. Advisory Committee on Accessibility Wednesday, November 14th Annex – 5:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Wednesday, November 14th 2nd Floor Conference Room 3:30pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Information contained in the applications will be included in the public Council Agenda and posted on the City’s web page

Expression of Interest: E12-03 Prince George Civic Centre – Naming Rights Closing Date: November 13, 2012

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November 5-11, 2012 is proclaimed “Salute to Service Dogs Week”

Apply for a Council Committee! If you are a resident of the City of Prince George who appreciates the value of having knowledge available to everyone, you may wish to contribute by becoming a member of the Prince George Public Library Board. Applications are now being accepted for membership on the Library Board. Applications are available on the City’s web page (www.princegeorge.ca/cityhall/committees/), or may be picked up at City Hall, 1100 Patricia Boulevard. For further information, or to have an application form mailed to you, please call 250.561.7684. All applicants are required to undergo an RCMP Criminal Records Check as part of the Library Board appointment process. Applications received by the City Manager’s Office, Corporate Officer prior to the November 13, 2012 deadline will be considered by City Council at its Regular Meeting of December 3, 2012. Deadline for Applications: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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My mother was a war bride. One of thousands of young women who met, fell in love and married a man in uniform while the Tea bombs the with of Second Teresa World War were TERESAMALLAM still falling from the sky. About 45,000 British and European women came to Canada post-war with their Canadian husbands. War brides crossed the pond in the other direction too. My mother lived in New Westminster, B.C. In 1944 she wed my father, a ship surgeon with the British Merchant Marines whose ship had limped into the harbour for repairs. I have told this story before of my parents torrid romance on the high seas – well OK, of their love affair which began with a brief flirtation on the docks in New West. So I will keep it brief. My mother was a beautiful, 21-year-old newspaper reporter, who, like many women in the 1940s, filled vital jobs left vacant by men who went to fight the war with the Allies. Some women did sign up for service. Most stayed home and cared for their families while others worked in factories and other non-traditional work. If not for that “job gap,” my mother might have remained a society page reporter, writing a column on upcoming nuptials and doling out fashion tips and recipes. However, my mother was a closet feminist. Beneath the pastel sweater sets and strand of pearls beat the heart of a curious intellect with a nose for news. With “hot shot” young male reporters away at war, carrying weapons instead of note-

pads – the editor gave afraid to break it. It my mother a shot at seemed so precious.” the real news stories. The story of my That’s how she met parents’ courtship my father, who was has more meaning helping out at a local for me now in this medical clinic while age of speed dating, repairs were being online matchmaking done to his ship. sites and the drama Tony and Ilva met of reality TV shows. and married within Being a war bride three weeks – the same must have been the time it took for repairs most daring real-life to to his ship. adventure of all. No honeymoon, he Marrying a man was back at war. you barely knew, It was a tearful fareimmigrating to a well, as it was for all new country, taking Ilva Bleasdale mod- a leap of faith – at war brides separated eling a uniform as a time when many so soon from their part of her reporter had lost hope in loved ones. After the duties during the everything. Trusting war ended, my father returned to Canada Second World War. this ‘stranger’ would to take his bride back The newspaper’s be a good husband, to England where she campaign was good father, a good adjusted to the damp human being and cold and lack of central aimed at encourag- hoping that – if the ing women to vol- war did not take him heating by piling on unteer and help the from you – there was more sweaters. war effort. This was no time a chance to grow old to trot out her wifely together in a country attributes. at peace, not war. Nylon had been widely used How many of these marriages for war materials (parachutes, survived? sutures) and nylon stockings were I have never researched it. not available so my mother wore My parents, who immigrated to heavy socks on her long limbs. Canada in 1957, were happily Not sexy. married for 55 years until my Food rationing in post-war Britmother’s death in 2001. Some ain meant many items were in lim- historians refer to these wartime ited supply so a new bride could unions (there were also women in not show off her culinary skills. uniform with war grooms) as the My mother told me about want“ultimate romance.” ing to bake a birthday cake for her As a writer who likes a good new husband (and impress her romance, I would have to agree. new mother-in-law). On Remembrance Day we pay She saved up her food stamps just tribute to thousands of war for all the ingredients and it came veterans who fought defending down to just one egg. our country and our values. “I remember the day I was to War brides gave us a whole new bake my first cake as a new bride. I generation of people who for the was so excited. When I got the egg, most part have been able to live I held it gently in my gloved hand in peace. That is a gift that also all the way home because I was so should be remembered.

Dr. Anthony Mallam and his new bride Ilva (nee Bleasedale) after a civil marriage ceremony in August 1944.

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Operation Red Nose volunteers Ken Pendergast, left, Gord Smith, Cheryl Vogt, and Lisa Mueller. know there are a lot of ways to get home during the holiday season, including a city transit bus, a hearse from Assman’s Funeral Home, the RCMP, PG Taxi and Operation Red Nose. The service starts on Nov. 30.

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Volunteers still needed In three weeks, Operation Red Nose takes to the streets of Prince George again. The official launch for this year’s campaign took place Tuesday morning at the ICBC office on 15th Avenue, which serves as the home base during the holiday season. “Partygoers during the holiday season have a number of options available to get them home safely during the holiday season,” Operation Red Nose spokesperson Andrea Johnson said in a press release. “We just want them to know they can choose Operation Red Nose.” The free, confidential, designated-driving service is into its 15th season in Prince George. It is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George Nechako in conjunction with ICBC and the RCMP. While the service is free, donations are accepted, with the funds distributed by the Rotary Club to local organizations. “We need about 300 volunteers this year to help us deal with the demand for rides,” Johnson said. “So far, our call for volunteers has been great, with 116 already.” The majority of the volunteers are on the

road each evening in teams of three, getting people and their vehicles home safely. While partygoers are the main target group, anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable driving themselves home can use Operation Red Nose, which will run Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and 8, Dec. 14 and 15, Dec. 21 and 22 and New Year’s Eve. The push is now on for more volunteers, and Johnson says it isn’t a difficult procedure. “Volunteers can go online to our website, www.ornpg.ca and fill out an application form. They print it off, and take it to the Community Policing Office at Fifth Avenue and Brunswick Street.” Volunteers must be 19 years old, have a valid driver’s licence, and fill out the required Criminal Record Check included in the application. On an average night, about 15 teams of three will be on the roads, working from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. “If you like late nights, meeting new people and contributing to the road safety of our community,” Johnson said, “then you should consider volunteering for Operation Red Nose.”

Python invades Artspace A local theatre group will take to the stage this month with a hilarious show. The Nechako Community Theatrics Society presents Maple Syrup and Spam: An evening of Monty Python on Nov. 16 and 17 and Nov. 23 and 24 at Artspace. The show is a collection of the best Monty Python comedy

skits, ranging from the old classics like the Dead Parrot, Spam and Silly Walks to lesser-known gems like Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit and Crunchy Frog. For an evening of laughter and entertainment, check out the local comedic talent whose group has a mandate to make theatre open to everyone. Performance dates are Friday,

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SODA helps with disabled They work with limbs that don’t move on their own and with children and adults who may have lost hope for the future. But the Samuha Overseas Development Association (SODA) has made great strides in helping people achieve both mobility and momentum. Founded by physiotherapist and philanthropist Hilary Crowley, SODA supports a disability program in South India. The program also provides a learning experience for students who see first hand how their skills can help adults and children achieve a better quality of life. “Since 2002 I have been taking Canadian physiotherapy and occupational therapy students to the project and I shall be returning in January with three more physiotherapy students from UBC,” said Crowley. “The residents of Prince George have been incredibly generous in supporting SODA and we have been able to send $20,000 annually for program funding for this project. On top of this, two years ago we raised funds for an early

intervention centre which is now up and running.” The facility is multi-use, she says. “This is a beautiful centre for children under six and their families to receive therapy and counselling services. Last year we raised funds for a spinal cord injury Jonathon Lui works with Ram, centre. Again, we a young client with dwarfism, in reached our tar- Samuha’s new early intervention get successfully centre funded by SODA. and the building P h o t o s u b m i t t e d therapy programs for 2013, is now ready to said Crowley. Over the go.” years, she’s been fortunate The group also forto see the results of her and warded money recently for her dedicated team’s work. much needed physiotherSamuha Overseas Develapy equipment, accommoopment Association invites dation and kitchen needs. you to an Indian Buffet and “We have been assured slide show of SODA’s work that this [spinal cord injury] in India at Dana Mandi centre will also be up and Restaurant, 2095 Fifth Ave. running by January 2013 Doors open at 6 p.m. Nov. which we are very excited 25, 26 and 27. Admission about,” she said. by donation. Reserve your Funds raised from the seat by phoning Mary Ann dinner in November will go at 250-563-2248 or by e-mail towards the ongoing runto soda.sec@gmail.com. ning of the


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to put the final touches of magic on their trees for Nov. 23. This year there will be a few changes. “This year the Gala Auction Evening will take place on Nov. 30 at the end of the festival. We decided to move the Gala Auction to the new time so people can relax and have a good time and really get to look at the trees and auction items before they bid on them. It will be a tapas-bar style for easy socializing and a casual dining experience instead of a sitdown meal.� Some things stay the same. “There will be about 30 elaborately and beautifully decorated big trees this year, about 45 entrants in the Gingerbread Village, and several seasonal wreaths and little trees and, of course, the Gift Shoppe.� There will be live entertainment through-

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Last year’s Festival of Trees drew a lot of people to the Civic Centre, as it does every year. out the week. The theme of this year’s Festival of Trees is largely being kept under wraps so people can enjoy the surprise when they walk in the doors of the P.G. Civic Centre but Sadowick allows that there will be “lots of colour and bright Christmas balls.� There are a few other

new features, she said, designed to make the experience even more pleasurable for visitors. The ever popular Jingle Bell Dance is on Saturday, Nov. 24. On Thursday, Nov. 29 there will be a new Family Night from 4 to 9 p.m. with lots of fun for the whole family and at 6 p.m. a five

kilometre Festival Run or Walk. “It’s a healthieryou concept and after the walk we’ll have refreshments. Tickets to the inaugural event are $10 per person, $20 per family.� Everyone is also welcome to attend the annual Civic Plaza Light Up on Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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On November 1 council distributed Community Enhancement Grant cheques to six groups in Prince George. The Community Enhancement Grant program is administered through the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Prince George (EnhancePG) and is designed to provide “seed money� to help get community projects off the ground. The following groups received Community Enhancement Grants: Beaverly West Leisure Society have partnered with the Beaverly Elementary Parent Advisory Council as first-time Community Enhancement Grant applicants to request funding to assist with the purchase of various equipment and supplies to host a winter festival Blackburn Community Association is a hub of activity for its community hosting many events throughout the year, not the least of which is an annual Fall Fowl Supper. Many community residents contribute to this

event through volunteer time and by providing pies for dessert. To make this event even more enjoyable they are proposing to purchase equipment that will be used for many presentations to recognize their volunteers as well as communicate and increase awareness of the activities of the Association at public events. Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum has completed construction of an outdoor accessibility patio which will be used for public events year around. Specifically this grant funding will provide the museum with the ability to construct a new outdoor Christmas-themed display to be highlighted on the new patio. Prince George Freestyle Ski Club is in the process of becoming a non-profit society. Inspired by the award of the 2015 Canada Winter Games to Prince George this club has embraced the opportunity to give back to the community by increasing the awareness of the sport of freestyle skiing. To assist in this endeavor grant funding has been provided to

purchase communications equipment to be used in the management and safety of competitions both locally and elsewhere. North Edge Snowboard Club currently reaches throughout the northern region of B.C., the Yukon and northern Alberta to expose people of all ages to snowboarding. The focus of this group is the growth of the sport, development and training of athletes, coaches and officials. With an eye toward the 2015 Winter Games, it is the hope of the club to generate more awareness and interest in the sport of snowboarding. To start this process the club would like to host a safe, competitive and fun snowboard event at one of the local ski hills. Spruce City Skating Club wishes to give back to the community by holding a free to the public Winter Holiday Ice Show to showcase their athletes. This grant funding will enable the club to provide a larger event by helping offset the cost of creating such an event. Amounts were not divulged.

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Patenaude at the podium. She started with a comment to Owen, who emceed the conference. “Trevor should have been the closing speaker. I can’t top that passion.” Then, she talked about Patenaude’s desire to not be number 2 next year. “I like to win, I’m up for the challenge. We have to find the people who aren’t involved already, and get them involved. This is a community-building event.” The conference also saw Allnorth Consultants announced as the title sponsor for the 2013 Relay for Life. “We’re so excited to be part of the Relay,” said Tyler Neilson of Allnorth. “We’ve had the top overall fundraising team the last two years, we aim to defend our title this year, and when the opportunity to be the sponsor came up, we grabbed it.” Anyone wishing to register for the 2013 Relay for Life, the only 24-hour event in Canada, can do so online at www.relaybc. ca and then selecting ‘Prince George’ from the drop-down menu at the top right, or by coming by the office at 300-500 Victoria St.

That trailed only Coquitlam’s $550,000 for Relays across the country. Trevor Patenaude has a new Margaret Jones-Bricker, the nickname for Prince George. regional director for the society, “They call Detroit ‘Hockey said the 2013 walk will mark a Town’,” the volunteer leader- milestone. ship chair for the “This year, the Relay for Life told 2012 Relay, was the a press conference 20th anniversary. Wednesday morning. In 2013, it comes of “Then Prince George age when it turns is ‘Relay City’.” 21.” The annual fundShe said that raiser for the Canawhile the society dian Cancer Society is has seen a lot of set for May 11 and 12 positives since its at Masich Place Stacreation in 1938, dium, and Patenaude there is one goal it says he has a simple Trevor Patenaude still has. - Volunteer head goal for this year. “We continue to “It’s a well-kept have hope that the secret that we were the second- word ‘cancer’ will not have that best relay in Canada this year. same sense of foreboding.” There is no way we’re going Patenaude went even furone more year at number 2. ther. “Look at what we’ve done. “My biggest goal in the We’re bigger than Edmonton, world is to serve cancer its final bigger than Calgary. The one eviction notice. I look to the thing we have more of than any day when at the Relay, instead other community is dedication of Celebrate (the survivors), and passion.” Remember (those who lost the Last year’s Relay for Life in fight) and Fight Back (against Prince George, according to sta- cancer), it will be Celebrate, tistics from team lead Helen Remember and Celebrate.” Owen, saw 1,630 runners in 142 Mayor Shari Green had the teams raise more than $490,000. unenviable task of following

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Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond’s hand goes to her heart Sunday as she gives a moving tribute at a Veterans Memorial Ceremony. Standing in pouring rain and cold Sunday is a “small thing” [for attendees] compared to the great sacrifice of those who have fought for our country, she said.

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Flag volunteers sought Volunteer assistance is required to erect the 158 Canada flags on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m at the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot. Assistance is also required after the service to take the flags down. “The more help the better,” says Ranjit Gill, executive director, Railway and Forestry Museum. “The

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Vickers follows “rhythm of the writing” TERESA MALLAM arts@pgfreepress.com

William Vickers is a much-loved Canadian actor who – whether he’s playing Cyrano de Bergerac, King Kasper or Scrooge – puts not only heart and soul into his performance but also cadence. Now in his 20th season at Shaw Festival Theatre with 20 performances under his belt and as a respected veteran actor with Stratford Festival, Vickers is a favourite with Theatre North West audiences. This time, TNW has nabbed him for the role of Germanborn British Baroque composer George Frederick Handel in Joyful Noise. Handel is famous for his operas, anthems and concertos but the play is more about Susannah Cibber (Alana Hawley), says Vickers. “Without giving away too much of the plot, Susannah was an English singer and actress, a woman with a ‘scandalous past,’ who performed in Handel’s Messiah.” Where does Vickers’ inspiration for his roles come from? “I love the play. And the inspiration I suppose comes from the words of the playwright [Tim Slover]. As an actor it’s about obeying the rhythm of the writing, questioning the punctuation, ‘Why this comma? Why that semi-colon? When there is a pause, you find out why. You do the five W’s just like journalists. [Getting into character] I force myself to not be me for my part – the words take you somewhere and you have to get outside of yourself.” Hero or villain, Vickers is at ease playing either one. “There’s a bit of the villain in everyone,” he says. Originally from Orangeville, Ontario, Vickers knew from an early age he wanted to have a career on the stage. He may have had a leg up in the talent pool. His father Jon Vickers, an opera singer along with his mother, an

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William Vickers in his role as composer George Frederick Handel on the set of Theatre North West’s Joyful Noise on Wednesday. The play runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 5 at Parkhill Centre. English and drama teacher encouraged their offspring’s playful creativity. “I sang soprano in the choir and as children, we had a dress-up trunk for playtime so my sister would dress me up in all these costumes. Our mother would read us bedtime stories (with great animation) and then later on, I began acting in school plays. I think that’s how I got my stage legs.” Vickers was 40 years old the first time he played Scrooge in TNW’s A Christmas Carol. Then, at the age of 50, he was invited back by popular demand to play the role for a second time. Does he have any “actor’s notes” to share with Judy Russell who is producing the much-loved Dickens’ classic? Vickers winces under his untamed brows. Clearly, the reporter has trod on a delicate subject for actors. “They will find their own way?” “Yes,” he says. Preparing for the role of Handel, Vickers researched online, read biographies and studied various photographs of the famous composer. Vickers said one portrait of Handel in particular spoke to him. “Handel was a shrewd politician. He walked like royalty. At the same time he was fed up with all the pretence and finery. He did things that people didn’t expect, like when he opened with Messiah in Dublin and he asked that women not come in their hoop skirts and men not wear their dress swords.” The play is mostly

historically accurate, notes Vickers, but “there’s a fair amount of dramatic license in it.” The 1700s period in which Handel lived is brilliantly brought to life by scenic designer Hans Saefkow and Vickers agrees it does “set the stage” for actors in unexpected ways. “With a set like this you have to be just as grand and sparkly – and Baroque (he laughs) as the set. In most theatres where I’ve performed, you see the set only at the end of rehearsals, you get maybe three goes with it before opening night. At Theatre North West, the set’s actually under construction each day as we came in for rehearsals. So you can adapt to it as it develops – for me, I could get used to sitting in the ‘throne’ chair.” Vickers hopes TNW audiences will leave the theatre with warm fuzzies. “The play is really about courage, redemption and forgiveness. It’s a triumphant story – a joyful scream, a ...Joyful Noise.”

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Shorts UNBC B-BALL UNBC will make history this evening at the Northern Sport Centre with its first Canadian Interuniversity Sport basketball home date. The Timberwolves welcome the Trinity Western Spartans to the NSC for doubleheaders in men’s and women’s basketball. The Timberwolves and Spartans play tonight and Saturday. The women will play at 6 p.m. with the men following at 8 p.m. both evenings. UNBC opened its inaugural Canada West schedule at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on the weekend. The men split their two-game set with the WolfPack. The women lost both games at TRU.

VOLLEYBALL Previously ranked first, the Duchess Park Condors slipped down a position in the Week 7 provincial boys volleyball rankings, released on Tuesday. The Condors sit second, behind Langley Christian, on the list for double-A teams. Their Prince George rivals, the College Heights Cougars, dropped from fifth to sixth on the rankings. D.P. Todd is an honourable mention.

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Even for a team as remote as the Prince George Cougars, this weekend’s schedule is unusual. After meeting the Edmonton Oil Kings in a home doubleheader (tonight and Saturday, 7 p.m. at CN Centre), the Cats will travel south to play the Vancouver Giants on Remembrance Day. It won’t be easy. Shortly after battling the Western Hockey League’s defending champions, the Cougars will board their bus for the overnight trip to the Lower Mainland. They’ll check into a hotel Sunday morning to rest, scheduled to hit the ice against the Giants at 4 p.m. that day. “With the travel that we do, it’s a little bit tough. But every team is faced with different scheduling challenges and I know, having been involved with scheduling, it’s not the easiest thing to do,” Cougars head coach Dean Clark says. “There’s not much we can do about it except play the games.” The Cougars don’t want to look past this evening’s contest. But as Clark points out, playing a consistent brand of hockey will be a key to having any sort of success over the next three days. They can also put a lacklustre performance in their latest game behind them. In a road game on Saturday evening, the Cougars were blanked 5-0 by the Kelowna Rockets. The setback followed a 2-1 shootout defeat to the Kamloops Blazers the previous evening, the first half of a two-game southern interior swing. “You never underestimate a

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Thompson Rivers University WolfPack player Diane Schuetze passes the ball to a teammate, away from the UNBC Northern Timberwolves’ Emily Kaehn, during their Canada West women’s basketball game in Kamloops on Saturday. The WolfPack outscored the Timberwolves 83-62 to sweep the weekend doubleheader. team in this league. I think it’s just, Kelowna, they were ready to battle,” Cougars defenceman Dan Gibb says. “It showed in their play that they wanted it a little bit more than us.” At seven wins, eight losses, one overtime setback and one shootout loss (7-8-1-1), the Cougars were eighth in the 10-team Western Conference when Wednesday evening’s action began. The Oil Kings (11-4-1-2) carried 25 points into their Wednesday night game

at Kelowna. They’re among the leaders in the 12-team Eastern Conference. Clark still believes the Oil Kings are the WHL’s best team, even though they haven’t been dominant this season. “But there’s no doubt that they’ve got a great team and they’ve had the experience of being champions,” he says. “They’ve started to kick it up a notch here too, so it’ll be a great test for our team.”

The Giants (5-12-0-0) sit last in the Western Conference, a position the franchise hasn’t been in very often since joining the league in 2001-02. “If you got opponents that are below you in the standings, you got to try and keep them there so that’s the importance of that game,” Clark says. Cougars forward Jake Mykitiuk has been sick with mono, and isn’t expected to be in the lineup this weekend.

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Prince George Spruce Kings forward Chad Staley skates with the puck in front of a Surrey Eagles player during their B.C. Hockey League game on Saturday evening in Surrey. The Eagles edged the Spruce Kings 3-2 in overtime. who will be skating in the Coliseum for the first time since they were traded away from the Spruce Kings in August. OK, maybe this game is more significant. “It’s important to the guys who were here last year, I think,” Dupas says. “I don’t think it sits too well with those guys that the Fitzgeralds decided that they were going to leave.”

The Fitzgeralds wanted to move, interested in playing closer to their hometown of Port Alberni. But the Spruce Kings fared well on their end, picking up forwards Coltyn Hansen and Cam Lawson as part of the trade with Victoria. Hansen, with 17 points (seven goals and 10 assists) in 19 games, is tied with defenceman Mitch Eden (two goals and 15 assists) for the

team lead in points. Hansen has already secured an NCAA Division 1 scholarship, committed to Sacred Heart beginning next year. The Fitzgeralds, likely seeking a package deal, haven’t committed to any NCAA universities yet. But they lead the Grizzlies in scoring. Myles is at the top of the board with 17 points (seven goals and 10 assists)

in as many games. Leo (eight goals and five assists), Gerry (six goals and seven assists) and defenceman DJ Jones (two goals and 11 assists) are tied for second in points with 13. “All of the people really enjoyed those guys last year, so I don’t know what they’re going to do when they come,” Dupas says of the Fitzgeralds. “Whether

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years,” Sprague says. The Cougars began planning to hold a home doubleheader outside of Prince George earlier this year. Their home rink, Kin 1, is off limits this season due to the 2015 Canada Winter Games’ Kin Centre Enhancement Project. The Cougars worked with the City to secure CN Centre for 17 of their 20 home dates, the other contest a Dec. 16 game against the Vancouver North West Giants at the Coliseum. The Cougars’ record sits at 11-3-0 on the season. With 22 points, they’re second in the 11-team Major Midget League, one point behind the Vancouver NW Giants (11-0-1). The Giants also have two games in hand on the Cougars. Also with two fewer games played, the Okanagan Rockets (9-2-1) sit in third place with 19 points. The Valley West Hawks and Vancouver North East Chiefs

are tied in fourth with identical 7-5-2 records. Last in the league, the Blazers carry a record of 1-11-0 into McBride. The Cariboo team is coming off a doubleheader split in Kelowna against the Okanagan Rockets. They rebounded from a 5-1 defeat on Saturday with an 8-0 triumph on Sunday. Second-year goalie Nathan Warren was in net for the goose egg, his second shutout of the season. Despite Sunday’s bounce-back win, Sprague knows his team has a lot of room to improve. “We’re not in first place now again because of not wanting to be a first-place team,” he says. “We need to be able to play every game like we are a first-place team, and we didn’t do that this weekend, and now the Golden Giants are the number one team in the league right now and we have a bye

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Prince George Spruce Kings head coach Dave Dupas calls every game important. It’s hard arguing with him on this one. He’s guiding a team playing in a five-team Mainland Division with no weak sister. When the Langley Rivermen visited the Chilliwack Chiefs in Wednesday’s only B.C. Hockey League contest, six points separated first from fifth. The Spruce Kings led the division, with 11 wins, five losses, one tie and two overtime defeats (11-5-1-2) for 25 points. Langley (8-70-3) had three fewer wins with a game in hand. Chilliwack (11-5-1-1) was one point behind, with the Coquitlam Express (11-6-1-0) and Surrey Eagles (11-60-1) two points back. It doesn’t get much closer than that. Looking ahead to their next game, the Spruce Kings play host to the Island Division’s Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday (7 p.m. at the Coliseum). The Grizzles’ lineup features the Fitzgerald triplets (Miles, Leo and Gerry),

they’re going to cheer them or boo them or whatever, I don’t know, I just don’t have a feeling one way or another what they’re going to do.” While the triplets will draw attention, Saturday is important to the Spruce Kings for other reasons. It’s their only contest of the weekend, and last game before another difficult three games in as many days road weekend. They’ll travel south for an Interior Conference road set, meeting the Trail Smoke Eaters on Nov. 16, West Kelowna Warriors on Nov. 17 and Salmon Arm SilverBacks on Nov. 18. The Spruce Kings are also trying to snap a mini two-game los-


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“Let’s hope this game gives the Cougars a new leash on life.” “Suggestion for a guest coach? Lindy Rrruff.” RJ Currie In conclusion: This may not be the dog days of summer, but certainly of fall. The event is proof that every dog has its day. Husbands and dads are more than welcome to attend if they need to get out of the doghouse. This new promotion certainly dispels the myth that you can never teach an old dog new tricks. And The good news with the game indoors at CN Centre, fans will not have to worry if it rains CATS and DOGS.

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Male winner Tim Delcourt, a Grade 12 student at Surrey’s Kwantlen Park Secondary, reacts as he nears the finish line at the B.C. high school cross country running championships on Saturday at D.P. Todd Secondary. Delcourt topped the field of 264 boys who completed the 6.3-kilometre course, clocking in at 22:20, 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Weir of Victoria’s Glenlyon Norfolk School. Nicole Hutchinson of West Vancouver’s Sentinel Secondary was the first to cross the finish line in the girls’ 4.3 km race, recording a time of 17:44. FROM THE QUOTE RACK: (In tribute to Remembrance Day) In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses,

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Fraternal triplets Joel, Hayden and Colby Molcak are used to being in the same place at the same time. It’s no different on the volleyball court, where the brothers are teammates on the D.P. Todd Trojans.

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Colby, Joel and Hayden Molcak are more than just brothers. Their horseplay has extended beyond the household. Grade 10 students at D.P. Todd Secondary, they suit up for the same Trojans teams in volleyball and basketball. As competitive athletes and teammates, the Molcak siblings challenge each other. Nothing uncommon for brothers, right? What makes these 15-yearolds unlike most sibling teammates is this: they share the same birth date. They didn’t come from the same egg, but they’re triplets nonetheless. Take a quick look at the Molcak brothers, and you’ll discover right away they aren’t identical. One obvious difference comes in height. Hayden was the last of the threesome born, yet he’s turned into the tallest. He stands 6-foot-4, about four inches higher than Colby, the shortest of the triplets. Colby is also the oldest, born one minute before Joel and three before Hayden. The brothers were born in Calgary, but moved to B.C. shortly after birth and lived their first few years in Kimberley. After about four years split between Prince George

and Mackenzie, they returned to B.C.’s Northern Capital. At home, the Molcaks were raised by father Chris and mother Candis. As for the classroom, they attended Foothills Elementary before advancing to D.P. Todd. The one-court sibling rivalry took on new meaning in high school, when they began challenging for district and zone titles as members of the Trojans. Although it generally doesn’t turn into anything serious, there was an unfortunate incident in volleyball practice a month ago that led to an injury. A ball hit by Colby went off Hayden’s left pinky finger. It snapped the top of it. “It left me completely broken,” Hayden said during an interview on Saturday. “I left the cast on for just under four weeks and I just got it off a few days ago. “Now that the cast is off, it’s kind of a race to see how quickly I can recover.” Although the setback left Hayden out of the lineup, he was a good sport about it. During a senior boys volleyball tournament at PGSS on the weekend, he contributed to the game in another way. “I was a professional linesman,” he said with a laugh. D.P. Todd finished third in

the tournament, a nine-team competition. The Bulkley Valley Royals of Smithers downed the Caledonia Kermodes of Terrace in the championship game. The Trojans aren’t expected to challenge for the provincial title this year. An honourable mention in the latest B.C. double-A rankings for the week from Nov. 4 to 11, two of the teams above them on the list are Prince George rivals, the second-ranked Duchess Park Condors and sixth-seeded College Heights Cougars. But the Trojans have time on their side, the majority of their lineup eligible to return in 2013. The Molcaks know they can still play two more years once this season is complete. Colby likes the chemistry of their team. “There are a lot of really nice guys. Nobody is ever really mean to each other, it’s got a good feeling being on the team and just playing volleyball.” The brothers agree having a sibling on the same team is also beneficial. “We all sort of can back each other up,” Joel says. “If somebody is playing down then the other two will be able to compliment him, and it’s kind of reassuring having another one of your family members understand what’s happening, to be there for you.”

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believes Americans made the right choice by sticking to the path of Democratic leadership How the U.S. economy fares under Obama. The Democratic under President Barack Obama’s incumbent topped Republican second four-year term will influ- challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesence Canadians. day’s U.S. federal election. But for three mem“I actually thought bers of the Prince he did a pretty good George Cougars, j job,” Mylchreest says his tenure will have of Obama’s first term. a bigger impact. “He got thrown in a Michael Mylchrepretty bad situation est, Colin Jacobs and and I think for anyZach Pochiro will one that gets thrown be eligible to vote at in that, he did a really the next U.S. federal good job. I think it election in 2016. would’ve actually Engulfed in the b been worse for the busy lifestyle of Michael Mylchreest U.S. if we got a new - Californian junior hockey in president because Canada, the Amerithen you got to start cans can’t be blamed over again, new polifor offering limited cies and stuff. I think political insight. it’s good that there’s After all, they’re a little bit of a familteenagers. iarity and he gets “I really don’t to kind of continue know or pay too what he was trying to much attention to start.” that because I knew Mylchreest’s home I was going to be up state played no small here,” says Jacobs, a role in Obama’s re19-year-old forward election. The DemoColin Jacobs from Coppell, Texas. cratic party won all - Texan “I guess we’ll find 55 electoral votes in out more whenever I California, with none get back in the states.” going to Romney. Mylchreest, a 17-year-old An only child, Mylchreest was defenceman from Gilroy, Calif., raised by father Iain and mother sports@pgfreepress.com

Linda. Originally from Great Britain, Iain still doesn’t hold a U.S. Green Card as a permanent resident, and didn’t vote on Tuesday. But Mylchreest talked to his mother about the outcome. “They were pretty happy about it. California is kind of an interesting state,” Mylchreest says. “One year they could be Repub-

lican and one year they could be Democratic. I think there was a big divide this year with who wanted who.” Jacobs may have been a little apathetic with Tuesday’s election results. But he expects to follow U.S. politics more closely once he heads back south of the border. “To be honest, it hasn’t affected

me or anything. It’s not like I’m working or anything in the states,” Jacobs says. “I’m not for or against (the president) until I actually start getting a paycheque and living in that country.” Eighteen-year-old forward Pochiro, a Las Vegas, Nevada product, wasn’t available for comment on Wednesday.

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Some people in Prince George may not know how complex the 2015 Canada Winter Games organization is; others may be afraid of that same complexity. For both groups, a pair of meetings held Thursday should have been helpful. “We’re going over our volunteer structure,” says manager of sport and venue preparation Lisa Shaw-MacLaren. “This is sort of our initial reach-out to the community for volunteers.” What the Games is looking for now is a high level of volunteer, she said. “We’re looking mainly for sport leaders and venue leaders.” Unlike her title, which encompasses all the sports and venues associated with the Games, these volunteers will have one sport or one venue to work with. “It’s quite a big task, but it’s only a piece of the puzzle. We want

people to see how these positions fit into the overall planning, and where they fit in the committee structure of the group.” The distinction between the two roles is a simple one, ShawMacLaren says. “There will be one sport leader for each sport, and their primary responsibility will be the field of play in that sport. “There will be a

venue leader for each venue, and their responsibility will be everything outside the field of play. That could include things like security and parking.” If that sounds like too much for one person to handle, she says, you’re right. “The venue leader will have a team working with them. They will have someone who is with the

transportation unit who will be working at their venue, someone from the security unit who will be working at their venue, and so on.” “It’s a very complex system, which is why we want people to understand how it fits together.” While Prince George has hosted major national sporting events in the past, Shaw-MacLaren says

one thing in particular appears to have slipped the minds of locals. “This is different from anything else in Prince George before. Those were usually single-sport events. “We have to open people’s eyes to the fact this is 19 sports.” Finding sport leaders for some of the sports in the Games may not be as challenging as it sounds,

she says. “The sports community may already have someone in mind, and they may want to ask them to put in a resume. We also don’t want to prevent someone from outside that community from putting in a resume. “One thing we’ll be emphasizing to the people volunteering for these senior planner positions, as we

call them, is that it’s a huge commitment of time.” Once the sports and venue leaders are in place and have gone through an orientation, they will start building their own teams. “Again,” says Shaw-MacLaren, “they probably know some people already in their community who would be willing to work with them.”


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PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, a visionary non-proďŹ t society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 43 years. We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization: Adult Residential Resources: Life Skills Worker - Full Time and Casual Closing date: November 14, 2012 at 3 pm A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualiďŹ cations of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site at www.pgnfc.com (click on Join Our Team / Careers). To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to: Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: employment@pgnfc.com

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Pinnacle Renewable Energy requires 2 Production Supervisors at its Burns Lake plant location. He or she will focus on leading the production crews of approximately 6 people to achieve and exceed targets in safety, quality, and cost. The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory experience and expertise in a manufacturing environment. Responsibilities include: â&#x20AC;˘ Supervise employees and work conditions to ensure employees work safe and in a manner that meet the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objectives and Plant Policies & Procedures. â&#x20AC;˘ Provide leadership in work performance and quality workmanship. â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented. Schedules required training with approved training sources, including Corporate Safety Manager. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ High school diploma. â&#x20AC;˘ Years of previous management experience in a manufacturing environment with proven leadership abilities. â&#x20AC;˘ Preference given to those individuals with Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance experience. Send your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com No Phone Inquiries Accepted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Closing date November 19, 2012.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN • Minimum 3 yrs experience • Must be on apprenticeship program or licensed Journeyman

LUBE TECHNICIAN NEEDED Fax Resume to 1-250-992-8220 c/o Ron Konschuh email: rkonschuh@caribooford.com

East Indian Cooks Wanted Nijjer Food Ltd. dba Dana Mandi & Indian Restaurant a full service Indian restaurant located at 2095 - 5th Ave, Prince George, B.C. needs (4) Full time, permanent, ethnic Cooks specializing in Indian Cuisines and (1) sweet maker (Mithai). Job duties include menu design and planning, back cooking for banquets, special religious and community events, labour & food cost control, shift supervision and training of employees. Also responsible for preparing orders for out of town deliveries. Minimum 3 years of experience. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset. Salary $ 18/hr. Email resume to nijjerb@hotmail.com.

TIRED OF WORKING INDOORS? METER READERS REQ. Established utilities services company is seeking PartTime & Full-Time METER READERS for MacKenzie, Chetwynd & surrounding areas. • Must have reliable vehicle • Must be customer oriented w/ good communication skill • Must be capable of working independently in various weather conditions • Physically demanding job • Company provided uniforms, PPE, etc. • Comprehensive Benefit Package available • Performance based compensation • If hired, clean Drivers’ Abstract, clean Criminal Background Check and business class vehicle insurance required • Paid by piece rate earning potential of $20 per hour

E-mail resume to employment@ olameter.com noting BC MACKENZIE or BC CHETWYND the subject line or fax:1-877-864-2831

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Pita Pit Restaurant in Prince George requires full time Food Counter Attendants $11/hr and Food Service Supervisor $12.50/hr. Supervisors should have at least 1 year related exp. Duties include: supervise food handlers, maintain inventory, establish work schedule and ensure food service and quality control etc Mail your resumes to Suite 138 1600 15th Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3X3 or fax 250-563-2207

Professional/ Management SUTCO Contracting Ltd. is seeking a qualified dispatcher. Must have dispatch experience, and able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. The position requires rotation of days and evening shifts. Extended benefits after 90 days, with pension available after 1 years service. Applicants may apply online www.sutco.ca or fax:0250-357-2009. Enquiries to: Brad 250-357-2612 Ext: 226

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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, filled nail holes. Ceiling & trim extra. Free Estimates HB Tech 250-649-6285

Pets & Livestock

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

Free Pallets No pick up until after 6:00 pm Back Door

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

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Bridgestone tire. 1 new LT 265 75R/16 on steel 7 bolt rim $200. (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

Trades, Technical

Hardwood floors throughout Heat & Hot water included

1575 Queensway 250-596-9484

Pet friendly, 1 bdrm suites, includes utilities, $375 - $675 Senior discount. PH (250)6498439 or 1 (604)510-3252

SUMMIT APTS

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

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

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• 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

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 We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

Duplex / 4 Plex Pet friendly, senior discount, 3 bdrm suites. Dec 1st $795 to $975/mo (250)649-8439 or 1-604-510-3252

2459 DEVONSHIRE CRES. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sunken family room, water utilities, dishwasher, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, fenced, carport, near Pine Centre Mall, $1,300 plus utilities, references, no smoking, no pets, available immediately (250) 564-5556.

Suites, Lower

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Mind Body Spirit

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Off Road Vehicles

Large bright 1 bdrm, F/S, alarm, newer house, close to Van Bien school & bus. $550 util inc. Ph: 250-563-7215

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

Transportation

Cars - Sports & Imports

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2009 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CITY

Trucks & Vans

2.0L 1-4, Auto, Loaded, Sunroof, Financing as low as 0.9% APR on approved credit. Only 53,197 kms. Sale $15,500 Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228 www.hubcitymotors.com

‘98 Ford Windstar van, Excellent deal! $2000 FIRM. Includes $800 winter studded tires. 163,000 km (250)564-1544 or (250)613-7870

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Bach $450, 1 bdrm $570, heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-612-7199

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Rentals

Homes for Rent

1 bdrm bsmt suite, College Hts, sep entrance, $650/mo incl utilities. 250-961-3981

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

$200 & Under

HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Large 1 & 2 bdrm suites

Real Estate

Auctions

Extra lean ground beef, pre sale discount on orders before Nov 15th $3/lb, 1 lb pkgs, 20 lb min. Satisfaction Guaranteed Bar K Ranch 1(250)967-4272

(250)563-3093

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

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Misc. Wanted

Merchandise for Sale WWW.KWIKAUCTIONS.COM New/Used Restaurant Equipment Sat. Nov. 17th, 11am, 7305 Meadow, Burnaby, BC

Carriage Lane Estates

Close to CNC and shopping

Heavy Duty Machinery

Friday, November 9, 2012

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Modular Homes

Modular Homes

IBEW Local 993 is accepting resume’s from

RED SEAL JOURNEYMEN ELECTRICIANS

IN WITH THE NEW OUT WITH THE OLD TRADE-IN EVENT!!

Both men and women for industrial work in Northern B.C.

The eyes have it

$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: Membership@ibew993.org

Looking for a new home? Larger home? We take trades and we want yours!!

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~WE’LL GIVE YOU A MINIMUM OF $5000~ Contact us today for details!!

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6 MONTHS •

7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION With the purchase of $2000 or more on Furniture or Mattresses*

NO INTEREST Same as cash* ON NO PAYMENTS ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES

$

499

Also available in stainless steel $

549

Tall Tub Dishwasher • 4 wash cycles/2 options • 50 dBA – Quietest in its class • Exclusive 24/7 overflow leak protection

Rocker Recliner $

379

*Not including cash & carry or dicontinued items

CHOOSE CHOOSE FROM FROM OVER 3000 3000 OVER DIFFERENT DIFFERENT RESORTS RESORTS INCLUDING INCUDING BC B.C.

50”

$ 50” Full HD LCD Panel TV

50” $

699

Fully Integrated Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher • Half load option/Sanitize option • Save up to 280 Gallons/year • Virtually silent dishwasher

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See your local store for details

699

50” / 60”

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

329

$

Over the Range Microwave • 1.6 cu.ft. capacity/950 watts • Sunken glass turntable

$

149 Single

POCKET COIL MATTRESSES!

50” $

799

60” $ 50” FULL HD PLASMA TV

1299

• Full HD 1080p panel • 600Hz for fast motion • Fast switching phosphors • Media player • SD card slot • 50”Model # TCP50U50 60” Model # TCP60U50

179

$

Double

399

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Tall-Tub Dishwasher • 5 wash levels • Stainless steel food disposer

$

599

$

30” Ceran Top Self-Clean Range 5.3 cu. ft. • Extra large visualite window • Storage drawer

1099

23 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice & Water Dispenser • Store-More™ humidity controlled crisper drawers • 2 one gallon adjustable door bins

50” / 60”

199 Queen

$

50” $

899 50” & 60” FULL HD 3D PLASMA TV’s60” $1499

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47” / 55”

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1399 47” & 55” FULL HD 3D LED TV55”$1899

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12 Piece Collections Pair of Lamps & 5 Piece Accessory Set

$1599 All this for

PRICES MAY BE LOWER Prices may be lower due to price drops from manufacturers. Check your local store for details

250-564-1234 1303 3rd Ave, Prince George

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