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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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The power of adventure Bruce Kirkby takes the stage at the 2012 Career Leap last Thursday. Kirkby is a Canadian adventurer, photographer and author who was a supporting member of a successful climb of Mount Everest and traversed the Arabian Desert by camel. For more Career Leap, See PAGE A3.

Autumn MacDonald photo

Skills training funding receives boost AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Unemployed Q-towners seeking skills training may be eligible for funding up to $7,500. The Ministry of Social Development announced Wednesday the previous funding allotment of $4,000 could be increased to a maximum of $7,500 if individuals meet the criteria. The first step is accessing services through the


Employment Program of B.C. (EPBC). Employment advisors are available through the WorkBC Employment Services Centre, located at 488 McLean Street (CDC building.) Advisors meet with job seekers to help identify the supports and services they need to become employed. Depending on individual eligibility, job seekers may be able to access up to $7,500 in tuition



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support for skills-training programs that address an identified labour market need. “We are very happy to have this increased capacity to better serve clients in our area,” Work BC Services Centre, Quesnel branch manager, Michelle Daniels said. The Employment Program of B.C., launched in April 2012, is delivered through 85 WorkBC Employment Services

“We are very happy to have this increased capacity to better serve clients in our area.” Michelle Daniels, Work BC

Centres and more than 100 satellite, mobile or outreach services around the province. The goal of EPBC is to offer a full suite of

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employment programs to all unemployed British Columbians, including specialized populations, while ensuring quick and easy access through a single door. Specialized populations include youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, francophones, multibarriered clients, survivors of violence and/or abuse, Aboriginal peoples and people living in rural areas. “Our government

believes that people want to be self-sufficient, support their families and contribute to a growing economy,” Minister of Social Development Moira Stillwell said. “Tuition supports available through the Employment Program of BC help unemployed British Columbians have more opportunity to access skills training that will help them find – and keep – a job.”

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


Invasive plant committee requests annual reviews

DANIKA M. HEBERT Observer Reporter Quesnel has found an invasion of Himalayan Balsam plants, considered an invasive species. Emily Sonntag, the Invasive Plant Management Coordinator for the Cariboo Regional District was at last Tuesday’s joint planning meeting to discuss and present a strategy regarding the importance of the invasive plant management program in an effort to request annual reviews of expeditures to keep the program running. “Often mistaken for wildflowers, invasive plants are spreading through our natural ecosystems, urban landscapes and agricultural lands at an alarming rate,” the strategy report said. According to the report, these invasive plants are spread many ways, including seed exchanges, dumped yard waste and movement of contaminated soil. The Himalayan Balsam’s seeds can survive for 18 months and is of

particular concern due to its root system which promotes destabilization and erosion. “Once established, Himalayan Balsam populates the banks and chokes out the fibrously rooted native vegetation,” the report explained. “The unsubstantial root system is not designed to provide any soil stabilization and is destined to promote erosion events along the banks it invades. “Adding to this problem is the annual life cycle of the plant – during the fall, winter and spring months the plant is dead, leaving wide expanses of soil along the areas it invades open to further erosion and destabilization.” The Himalayan Balsam is especially hard to control due to its explosive seed pods, which can propel up to 2,500 seeds as far as 10 kilometres, mostly through waterways. During the meeting, the Invasive Plant Management Program presented four recommendations to

address the invasive plant issue: Develop an education and media campaign in partnership with the City of Quesnel to educate and build awareness about the plant; Develop a plan including an education and awareness element with the City of Quesnel to tackle dumping of yard waste within the City green-spaces; Develop a plan to manage current infestations; Develop a strategy to manage uncooperative residents with Himalayan Balsam infestations growing on their properties. The Himalayan

Balsam has three stages of growth, each with a different identification feature. In the spring, the stem is pink, red or green with bamboolike stalks. In the summer, the Himalayan Balsam produces pink flowers with a distinct slipper or policeman’s helmet shape. In the winter, the stalks die and rot, turning pale. The plant will usually blossom between June and October, producing white to dark brown and black seeds four to seven millimetres in diameter. For information about the Himalayan Balsam and proper disposal, visit www.

Connecting Our Community

with Lee-Anne Williams B.Sc. (Pharm)

The Department of Health in the U.K. believes in the merits of flu vaccination. Starting in 2014, all children between the ages of 2 and 17 will be offered free flu immunization. This move will make the United Kingdom the first country to include all children in a flu vaccination program free of charge. The most common genetic disorder affecting Canadians is hereditary hemochromatosis. It is caused by a defect in the metabolism of iron that leads to iron overload in vital organs and tissues which can lead to damage. Early diagnosis is important and treatment is 100% effective consisting of the removal of some blood periodically until iron levels return to normal. Working night shifts can be really hard on the body and mind. It’s good to have at least two nights of really good sleep following the night shifts to feel refreshed and back to normal. For advice on all cough and cold remedies, talk to our knowledgeable pharmacists. We are always available to help.

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Intermission Goodies Courtesy of Granville’s Suggested Donation of $10 to support the Seniors Advocacy Service Office to remain open and/or a bag of non-perishables to support Good Cheer, let’s fill their truck this year to support local families!

“HIV does not change who you are.” mother, daughter and Positive Frontline Warrior

New practice mirrors for Quesnel Figure Skating Club funded by QCF in 2011

Seeking Funds? We Can Help We are now accepting applications for the Quesnel Community Foundation 2013 Grant Cycle. Letters of intent for your community project are available on our Website at www. along with the funding guidelines and qualification guidelines. Deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is Friday, January 4, 2013. Submissions may be mailed to Quesnel Community Foundation, Box 4158, Quesnel BC V2J 3J2 or dropped off at Sun Life Financial, attention Kevin McKelvie or at Integris Credit Union, attention Sheri Coles. For more information please call Bob Lebeck 250249-5590 or Cathy Briggs 250-747-1739. Three Weeks to raise $50,000! Donations to Date $10,050! Every donation received by Dec 15 will be doubled, up to a maximum of $50,000. To make a donation, please visit our website at and click on Donate NOW or mail your donation to Quesnel Community Foundation, Box 4158, Quesnel BC V2J 3J2. For more information call Alex Coffey 250-992-5495 or email us at SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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

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

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012



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Career Leap

This issue may contain these flyers: • Ashley Furniture • Carters Jewellers • Visions Electronic • Rona • Source • Canadian Tire • Staples • Sears Canada • Mark’s Work Wearhouse

CNC was bustling with activity Thursday as School District 28 students and residents took in all things career possible. Clockwise from top: An esthetics technician demonstrates her massage techniques; Bruce Kirkby gives a motivational speech as the keynote; students are introduced to the world of culinary; booths line CNC. Autumn MacDonald photos







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CRD gears up for Budget 2013

The second of two finance budget meetings took place on November 15. The proposed 2013 budgets and business plans will receive some small adjustments before being presented to the board for adoption at the December 14 meeting. The provisional budget will then be presented to CRD residents in 2013 through three subregional consultation meetings taking place in the south Cariboo (100 Mile House) on Jan. 30, north Cariboo (Quesnel) on Jan. 31 and the central Cariboo (Williams Lake) on Feb. 2. Further information including times and locations of these meeting will be announced soon. The traditional Town Hall Meetings for 2013 will now be held at the beginning of the budgeting process in September and October in each of the electoral areas and municipalities.

Interior Health Todd Mastel, Director of Business Support, and Peter Du Toit, Regional Acute Care Director of Interior Health (IH), appeared before the Board to provide an update on issues relating to Interior Health in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Discussion focused on the recent Deni House project, highlights from the

October 2012 IH regional meeting in Kelowna, the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Master Plan and the upcoming annual capital request letter from Interior Health. Further information about Interior Health is available online at      

Works fund The CRD board allocated up to $146,000 in 2013 Community Works Funding towards the energy efficiency upgrades to be incorporated into the Anahim Lake Airport Terminal Building. While the proposed 900-square foot building is designed to be basic and functional, the opportunity exists to include various energy efficiency upgrades which reduce long-term operating costs as well as the Regional District’s carbon footprint. Because the Anahim Lake area is served by diesel-generated electricity, the carbon emissions reduction from the efficiency upgrades is much more significant. It is expected that the upgrades will provide an 80 per cent reduction in fossil fuel consumption and associated carbon emissions over the building systems not including these upgrades. By including the upgrades, the

CRD will be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the construction techniques and materials in a rural and remote climate. During the last Board meeting, Zirnhelt Timber Frames Ltd. was identified as the preferred proposal for construction of the new terminal building. Later in the meeting the CRD Board also agreed to use up to $20,000 to complete energy efficiency projects at the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department hall for a heating retrofit and ancillary upgrades.

Wells project The Cariboo Regional District received a request from the Wells Legion, Branch 128 regarding a proposed recycling pilot project. The CRD and the District of Wells will look into the feasibility of creating a recycling depot based in Wells. The Legion is prepared to provide the property on which to place recycling bins, as well as the supervision necessary to ensure maintenance of the bins.


The Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors has appointed Area I Director Jim Glassford to

represent the CRD on the Environmental Assessment working group for the Blackwater Gold project. The CRD had been advised by the provincial Environmental Assessment Office that the Blackwater Gold project was now in the review process and invited the CRD to participate on this working group. The group will consist of representatives from the provincial, federal and local governments and First Nations.

NDIT Janine North, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDI), appeared before the Board to provide an update on NDI programs. NDI is looking at amalgamating segregated accounts and creating a regional combined account for the Cariboo Chilcotin. This change would maximize the amount of funding available to rural communities. The update also included an overview of new programs including a local government internship initiative. The second program would be a downtown improvement program. PRESENTS

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Monday, November 26 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. City Hall - Council Chambers An opportunity to learn more about the different types and availability of affordable housing in our community. A review of the City’s Draft Affordable Housing Strategy. An opportunity for local housing stakeholders to meet and discuss projects, with an eye towards creating or fostering partnerships between them.

Want to learn more? Watch your mailbox for an affordable housing newsletter ~ To provide input, e-mail or call 250-992-2111.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012




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Joyful Expressions’ new location is now open at 213 St. Laurent St. right on time for the holidays season.

Danika M. Hébert photo

Joyful Expressions moves to new location Bigger location focusedon providing local products DANIKA M. HEBERT Observer Reporter Joyful Expressions has moved locations and is working on promoting a more local aspect to their merchandise. “I have seven local artisans I’m working with to promote some of the wonderful talent we have in Quesnel and some companies that are purely Canadian made to bring awareness to home grown talent and supporting the Canadian economy,” store owner Rebekah Harding said. Additionally, the new location will carry new furniture pieces. “The new store will carry classic modern pieces of furniture and other antique and reclaimed pieces as was part of the original store 30 years ago,” Harding explained. The new location will also provide shoppers with many options of giftware. “There will be a variety of giftware and all the collectables will be available,”she said. Joyful Expressions will be keeping some things similar to what they had in the previous location. “We will remain the official Bradford Exhange dealers in the region but will downsize in the new store and continue to do special orders saving Bradford collectors shipping expenses,” Harding said. “Any order online or in the mail is totally matched and honoured in our store.”

“I encourage our local community to just ask instead of saying they can never find anything local.” Rebekah Harding, owner of Joyful Expressions

Joyful Expressions wants to keep the focus on helping the local economy while providing shoppers quality products at good prices. “Our desire is to see Quesnel flourish and progress and on the map for unique finds,” Harding said. “We desire to keep shopping local and bring the big city feel to our wonderful local shoppers and more than anything want to thank our local shoppers for supporting our work and service in the community to make businesses like ours thrive.” Joyful Expressions tries to cater to different types of clientele by keeping a wide variety of products. “We have so many unique and wonderful people in Quesnel and we desire to see specific markets met and` using our business to bring awareness of the need to focus our attention on supporting the Canadian economy,” Harding explained. “Our prices are amazingly competitive to the bigger cities even though shipping to the interior can be expensive. “We desire to be trendy

and terrific with our prices to create more options for shopping local.” Over the years, Joyful Expressions has carried a selection of Canadian made or designed items including baby clothes, custom art, locally designed and locally handmade jewelry, Canadian designed hematite, jade and abalone as well as locally made sushi sets and Canadian designed stained glass. Harding emphasized the selection of goods available in Quesnel some shoppers may not be aware of. “Why step on the gas and spend more when you can stay home and save by shopping local,” Harding asked. “Many local businesses are working hard to make this happen and there is very little one can not find in Quesnel if we just take a little time and look and ask local businesses, including Joyful Expressions. “I encourage our local community to just ask instead of saying they can never find anything local.” Harding explained the move will help bring new merchandise as well as declutter the existing merchandise. “I have been hearing over the past three years how crowded our store is,” she said. “We invite you to our new wonderful space right beside Shoppers Drug Mart.” You can check out the new Joyful Expressions location at 213 St. Laurent St.

Landfill Changes start next week Scales open November 28 Hours of Operation 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seven Days per week

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day • • • • • • •

The landfill will run in “test mode” until January 8. The scales will be open, allowing staff and residents time to get used to the new system. The garbage and recycling drop-off will remain open 24 hours per day until January 8. From January 9 on, the landfill, recycling area and garbage drop-off will only open during the hours noted above. The new system is designed to reward those who recycle and separate their waste. Residents who have less than 350 kilograms of household garbage, and who separate their recycling, will pay no fees. But an individual who wants to throw a mix of garbage, recycling, yard waste and other waste types in one bin will pay by weight.


• It is environmentally responsible. Residents already recycle a great deal of material - recycling and yard waste disposal will remain free of charge. • It provides greater control over what is disposed of in the landfill. • It extends the landfill’s life, saving taxpayers money. • There is a desire in the community for projects that consider a wide range of sustainability pillars, such as finances and the environment.

For more information, visit

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Christmas in Kersley

Christmas shopping was in full swing in Kersley at the annual Kersley Christmas Bazaar Sunday. Above: Vicki Nelson looks at Christmas ceramics; below: one of the many vendors at the bazaar.


Dave Sutton photos

When kids are hungry, it’s hard to learn Over 137,000 BC children are growing up in poverty. BC had the highest rate of child poverty for eight years in a row. It’s past time for the BC government to catch up with other provinces and create a comprehensive poverty reduction plan for BC families. Because there are no band-aid solutions to child poverty.

A message from BC’s teachers To learn more, visit

Downtown Quesnel “Where your business is our pleasure”


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


Slow down


e might be quickly closing in on the most wonderful time of the year, but with our dark and wet roads, it is also one of the most dangerous. This combination has already had ambulances speeding to a number of collisions this season. As the Christmas season approaches, we find ourselves hustling in all directions. Normal work and family obligations become more complicated with the need to shop for presents and attend social events. Everything speeds up. Unfortunately, it is at a time when our roadways become the most dangerous. In dark and wet conditions, it is virtually impossible to see that pedestrian crossing the street in a marked crosswalk, or that cyclist moving toward you as you try to make a left-hand turn, or that deer running out from the ravine. But steps can be taken to not only be safer on the roads, but to also reduce the stress level of people on the move. Driving the speed limit is a good start. At 50 km/h, drivers can often react in time to a avoid an unexpected cyclist, pedestrian or animal. Making sure your tires are up to the job of winter driving also helps. Even pedestrians can reduce accidents by crossing the street only when it is certain that drivers in both directions are aware of their intentions. Making smart decisions, like planning effectively and not drinking and driving, can also reduce risk and stress. The Christmas season is a busy one, but with a little care and attention to how we move around, we can ensure that everybody makes it home safely to enjoy the festivities.


Reality check on teen suicide

f you find Premier Christy Clark’s campaign against teen bullying to be superficial or even self-serving, I’ve got news for you. It’s potentially worse than that. With the greatest respect to the family of Amanda Todd, her tragic case isn’t representative of teen suicide any more than it is typical of high-school bullying. A clearer and more disturbing picture emerges from the latest report of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. It’s a survey of 89 child protection cases from 2007 to 2010, where 15 kids killed themselves and the rest inflicted serious self-injury, in some cases repeatedly. The word “bully” does not appear in the report. It speaks of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, and runaways targeted by street predators. Three quarters of the kids were removed from their homes to protect them from their parents. More than half are aboriginal. Its key conclusion is that shifting traumatized and mentally ill teens from

Tom Fletcher

B.C. Views institutional care to foster homes isn’t working. Earnest but inadequately trained foster parents and social workers can’t cope with kids who need diagnosis, treatment and supervision. Without that, kids shuffled through foster homes an average of a dozen times in three years, with little attachment to home or school. Some were violent, no surprise given their formative years. I asked Turpel-Lafond about the B.C. government’s recent focus on bullying. She said it’s worthwhile, and there are parallels between Amanda’s case and more common teen suicides. One is isolation at moments of crisis. “Say you’re a middle-class parent with a child who hasn’t come out of their bedroom in six months, or you have a boy in foster

workers, especially in remote communities. Turpel-Lafond says her latest figures show the child and youth mental health service has 476 staff, with 21 vacancies and a government-wide hiring freeze. And many of those are doing double duty as community service managers. Those managers don’t even have reliable data on case loads, she said. They just know they’re overwhelmed and many of the kids aren’t being reached. This is not about political blame. I can trace this problem back to when Grace McCarthy was children’s minister, and the NDP did no better. I’ve learned a bit about Riverview and Tranquille, asylums that were closed because of a modern belief that they were inhumane. At least they offered safety and medical care to even the most damaged people. Right now our enlightened, progressive society can’t even help most of the kids we know are at high risk. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press tfletcher@


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care who’s in his 14th home,” she said. “They both want to kill themselves, so what do you do?” Ideally, you intervene and get them to a child psychologist. Parents or guardians who can’t afford $150 an hour can wait months for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to arrange it. And in the meantime, our supposedly family-based foster care system sends them to school. “I’m really worried about how [school-based antibullying programs] will affect the most vulnerable kids, because you start anonymously reporting someone as being a bully,” Turpel-Lafond said. “Yeah, we know they’re in the youth justice system. We know they’re troubled. By the way, they’ve been sexually and physically abused, jumped through 30 foster homes, and now we want to label them again?” This is not to suggest that the existing B.C. effort isn’t substantial. The ministry reports that there are 2,221 front-line staff positions, of which 219 are currently vacant. It’s notoriously difficult to recruit, train and keep child protection


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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Remembering their sacrifices by celebrating Editor: stumble upon a German Re: Bert deVink war cemetery in the memoirs, Observer, Nov. Arnsberger Wald, east of 9. the Ruhrgebiet, the largest I was a ‘Cold War forested area in Germany. Warrior, serving with It was on the German Canada’s NATO Brigade day of remembrance for in NW Germany 1966their fallen and a book 70. I recall being at the of remembrance was Airborne Cemetery at open in a kiosk. I asked Arnhem, overlooking my German-speaking acres of grave markers. wife to translate and it Many of the soldiers was commemorating the buried there were younger people buried there, killed than I was at the time. in the last six weeks of This was quite moving, the war. They were largely and I was surprised how the very old and the very often I saw the Star of young, conscripted into David marking the graves the ‘Volksturm’ during of Jewish soldiers serving the last days of the war. under a Christian names They had been killed to protect both themselves elsewhere, disinterred and relatives in Germany after the war and reburied in the event of capture. at that location. The book The gratitude of remarked how tragic the Dutch people it was as the war was was incredible and a effectively already lost Canadian soldier could and no good purpose was do no wrong; although served by their dying. we pushed it at times! The HQ of the 4th Their indulgence of our Canadian Infantry youthful antics went Brigade Group (later the beyond the famous Dutch 4th Canadian Mechanized tolerance. Brigade Group) was near But I had A occasion to N D D E C Othe R walled Hanseatic

town of Soest. There was a three quarter-sized replica there of the famed cathedral of Cologne, and it came through unscathed. The local government thanked the RCAF Bomber Command for avoiding it during the raids on the nearby rail marshalling yards, but the truth was that they didn’t know it existed. It survived because the bombers hit the intended target – the rail yards. The camp was within five kilometres of the Mohne See, site of the famous raid by the ‘Dam Busters’ who destroyed the Mohne Dam and two other dams on the same raid, skipping their bombs on the surface of the water in a daring feat of airmanship. Several aircraft were shot down during the raid, and at a time of low water, Canadian recreational divers discovered the wreckage of one of the bombers and parts of one

of the bombs that failed to explode; on display at the dam. The remains of the crew were given a military funeral as befitting their heroism. But they weren’t the only casualties. The town of Korbecke was downstream from the dam, as was a camp of Russian female POWs, and many were killed in the rush of water. We were ordered not to go to that town on the occasion of the anniversary of the raid. On the anniversary of the raid, the ‘Dam Busters’ movie was shown at British cinemas and the RAF had a tradition of making an unauthorized run on the dam, then flying over our camp in a ‘Victory Roll’. Officers ordered us to identify the aircraft, but somehow, we were never able to do it. I recall once it was a Canberra in the beautiful sand, olive, brown camo scheme used by the RAF; another time a Hawker Hunter and

once an English Electric ‘Lightning’, Britain’s supersonic fighter at the time. It flew over camp with it’s after burner on, spiralling skyward. My German father-inlaw had been a Panzer Grenadier who escaped Stalingrad before the annihilation of the 6th Armee, only to be captured later in the Ukraine by partisans. Earlier he had been involved in the invasions of Poland and France, recuperating from wounds at a French chateau, tending horses and drinking wine. He regarded being posted to the Ost Front (Russia) as a sentence of death. He came back to Germany from Siberia in 1951, broken in health and spirit. Some returned even later in 1955. Like Bert, he was angered that the same people that had run Germany industry for Hitler were now doing it for the Bundesrepublik, de-Nazified for the

sake of rebuilding the economy, a bulwark against the Iron Curtain, and my reason for serving in Germany. There were heroes on all sides, no shortage of villains and enough painful memories for all. It saddens me to see the tired, old faces on the surviving Vets, many broken in health, some in abject poverty, and and I rarely attend Remembrance Day parades. Instead, I remember their sacrifice by celebrating our comparative freedom and good life by doing something like going for a walk with my wife and our two dogs. The fallen would understand and approve. “And yes, it’s true what they say of war and war’s alarms, But oh, that I was young again and held her in my arms ...” Todd Birch Quesnel

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Think diet drinks for holiday entertaining Although food and presents may be on the minds of holiday hosts and hostesses, they may want to give some consideration to beverages as well. To be accommodating to the most number of guests, include sugar-free beverages when celebrating the season. According to a study by Tala Fakhouri, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diet drinks are overtaking sugary beverages among many health-conscious men and women. Research found diet drink consumption has increased over the past decade, reinforcing other the belief that regular soda drinking has decreased. Diet drinks include calorie-free and low-calorie sodas, fruit drinks, energy drinks, carbonated waters, and sports beverages. Sugar consumption in sodas has dropped from around 150 calories a day in 2000 to 91 calories in 2008, indicated study findings. Men are more likely to consume sugary drinks, while 21 percent of diet drinks are consumed by women. Sugary beverages have been under fire for years, particularly because of their suspected link to rising obesity levels. At roughly 150 calories per serving, one sugary soft drink per day can add roughly 1,000 calories to the average person’s diet per week.


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. Giving gifts is such a big part of the holiday season that shoppers may run out of gift ideas before they have crossed everyone off their lists. For example, it might not be easy to find the perfect gift for the senior citizen on your holiday shopping list. Seniors might not be up-to-date on the latest gadgets or might have downgraded from a home to a more manageable living arrangement, so knickknacks or decorative items for the home may not be too practical, either. The following are a few tips for gifting seniors this holiday season. • Warm things up. As men and women age, many develop medical conditions that require medication. Medications like blood thinners can make seniors feel the cold more than others, so a gift that can keep seniors warm through the winter can make a great gift. A thick wool sweater or a fleece blanket is both practical and thoughtful. 24 Unit • Open a senior’s eyes to e-readers. Many seniors find that maintaining a household is simply too much work once all the kids have grown up and moved out. As a result, many move from private homes into apartment complexes geared to the senior set or even into assisted living facilities that make it easier to deal with the daily demands of life. When seniors make such a move, they sacrifice space for convenience. Personal libraries may no longer be possible or practical, but an e-reader such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Nook(R) from Barnes and Noble allows seniors to store their favorite books in one small and convenient place. • Give the lap of luxury. Many seniors are on fixed incomes, which greatly limit how much disposable income they have to treat themselves to something nice. But seniors still love a trip to the spa or a round of golf just as much as their younger counterparts. Savvy shoppers know that deals can be had on such luxuries, and it just takes a little patience and research. • Go healthy. Many men and women embrace a healthier lifestyle as they age. Seniors who might have been too busy raising a family to focus on their own health are typically encouraged by their physicians to exercise and embrace healthier eating habits. Gift-givers can help seniors on their quests to become healthier by buying them a membership to a local fitness club, many of which provide classes designed specifically for seniors. Fitness clubs typically offer discounted memberships to seniors, who might even be eligible for rebates from their health insurance providers if they meet established attendance requirements. Seniors who suffer from arthritis might benefit from a membership at a nearby yoga center. • Give the gift of communication. Sometimes the best gift is the simplest gift. Seniors love to speak with their children and grandchildren, so why not give the gift of communication? If you haven’t already, alter your cellular phone plan to a family plan that gives seniors unlimited minutes when calling family members so they can speak to their grandkids as often as possible. You can even go the extra mile and upgrade a senior’s computer so he or she has access to instant messaging and videoconferencing services such SkypeTM, allowing seniors to see just how fast their grandchildren are growing even if those youngsters are on the other side of the country.






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Oneon-one service

Rosina Wood takes a shift at the Canadian Cancer Society unit office in Quesnel. Annie Gallant photo

CCS office volunteers are ready to assist cancer patients and family members ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


he Canadian Cancer Society’s Quesnel unit has served the residents of Quesnel for decades, providing personal, oneon-one service through a variety of programs and dedicated volunteers want the public to know they continue to offer this very personalized service. “The importance of the unit is obvious, as we’re still here,” CCS 30-year volunteer Anne Burgess said. “We want to maintain the close, personal connection with clients and their families.” From it’s beginnings in the 1940s (Quesnel was the second community unit to be established in B.C., Salmon Arm being the first), CCS’ mission has remained the same, as a nationally-based

organization of volunteers with a mission to irradiate cancer and/or enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer. Well-known community member Mabel Commons served as the first president of the Quesnel unit and the volunteers included other community members of note such as Lou Griffith, editor of the Observer and Mabel’s equally well-known husband Ray Commons, Royal Bank manager. The volunteers would meet informally at various member’s homes. During the 1960s and 1970s, medical doctors including Drs. Havens and Appleby were volunteers with the unit and presented talks on radio and local TV. Up to 1974, the fundraising campaign was done by mail-drop, however, door-to-door canvassing resumed in 1978 when

Esther Forster became campaign chair. In 1980, the unit was involved with the first Terry Fox Run and helped raise $40,000. The unit’s first office was opened in 1983 after Dr. Culligan (Quesnel Dental Group) donated space. CCS in Quesnel gained a reputation as a cancer resource centre and education and public awareness took the spotlight. In 1985, 200 women attended Quesnel’s first breast self-examination teaching clinic. The office moved in 1986 to a second-floor space across from the Safeway store. It was during this time Burgess was approached by then-active volunteer member Lexina Graham to use her recentlyacquired spare time (she’d just retired from teaching) helping with the

educational component of cancer awareness. “I thought it was where I needed to be,” Burgess said. Although she values all the work done by the unit, including all the impressive fundraising such as Relay for Life, Daffodil campaign and Amazing Race, Burgess believes the help provided through the office on a daily basis is equally important. “Drop in clients make our day and hopefully we make theirs,” she said. “We always appreciate how difficult it is to reach out when the stress of a cancer diagnosis is still fresh in their mind, but this is what CCS is all about. If we can help, we feel very rewarded, it’s what we’re here for.” She added over the past 72 years, clients have told the volunteers over and over again what a

difference they’ve made. “Time after time, clients tell us how important we were in their cancer journey,” Burgess said. “Through the years, nothing has proven to be as affective as the personto-person contact.” At the turn of the 21st century, CCS moved the unit to its current location on Front Street. Change and adaptation have kept the organization relevant. The Frank Cushman Memorial Ride discontinued and the Amazing Race began. In 1993, volunteers began the Rent-a-Santa program where more than half a dozen Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit local schools, business and private parties. The sale of daffodils continues and recently pins were added. In the 1980s, cancer awareness in schools,

businesses and organizations was stepped up, including an antismoking campaign. Relay for a Friend, which morphed into Relay for Life, just celebrated its 10th anniversary. And through it all the office has remained a place where cancer patients and their families can seek the help they need to bravely face their fight. “We’re still here and that’s what we still do – connect with clients, person-to-person,” Burgess said. The CCS Quesnel unit invites anyone with a few hours to spare to consider volunteering and for those battling cancer, drop by the office at 332 Front Street or call, 250-9926551. Volunteers maintain office hours from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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A path well-travelled

Book chronicles Sekani people’s historic trail ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter When Keith Billington was invited to travel the Aatse Davie Trail, a 460 km trail used by the Sekani people for centuries, he jumped at the chance, despite being 60 years old. The Tse-loh-ne (people of the Rocks) live in one of B.C.’s most remote areas, north of Prince George in the Rocky Mountain Trench and elders, who knew the trail, were travelling it’s length to reenforce tribal rights for treaty negotiation purposes. Historically, this isolated band of Sekani were nomadic and survived by following the seasons, walking hundreds of kilometres each year, hunting and harvesting food as they travelled. Although the English-born registered nurse had worked in the Canadian Arctic for six years with his wife, Muriel, Billington wasn’t fully prepared for the arduous journey, relying heavily on the expertise and knowledge of the Sekani elders. Together they endured cold, starvation and injury; they encountered grizzly bears, swollen rivers and incessant rain. However, Billington recognized that many of the hardships experienced by Sekani in the past, were mitigated for modern day travellers by the high tech clothing and equipment available in the 21st century.

As did their ancestors, the Tseloh-ne elders traveled with pack dogs which carried food and supplies over challenging terrain. Billington also carried a 70-pound pack which paled in comparison to the load carried by his human companions. If not for the knowledge of Hazel and Charlie Boya and other tribal elders, Billington could not have made the trek as the trail disappeared many times and had to be found again by Charlie. Through Hazel’s excellent cooking ability and her knowledge of the land and what it offered, the group didn’t perish on the trail from starvation, although several of their food caches (food left in secure places along the trail for use later) were found ravished and eaten by bears. Tribal stories told of where wildlife was most prevalent and where more scarce, but much to the travellers dismay, with changing climate and topography, they didn’t find the stories to hold true. Their harrowing journey is a poignant glimpse into the hardships of the Sekani people, who have one foot in their past and the other in their future – a people who reluctantly try to adapt to today’s values knowing that change is inevitable. The book, titled Tse-loh-Ne, (The People at the End of the Rocks), Journey down the Davie Trail is published by Caitlin Press.

Your Health Naturally Obituary Tribute

Doug (Douglas M) Buck October 1, 1944 - November 8, 2012 Doug (Douglas M) Buck, of Quesnel, British Columbia, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Born October 1, 1944, in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Doug moved his extended family to the West Coast in 1970. It was in Sooke, BC, that Doug fulfilled his love of the ocean and built a 30 foot fiberglass boat which he enjoyed for many years. Very much a self-starter, Doug was a commercial fisherman and owned boats up to 100 feet. In 1999, Doug and his wife moved to Quesnel. Before retiring, Doug was self-employed in the logging and transport industry. Doug showed strength up until his last days with us. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. Doug had a dry sense of humour with a special side for his grandchildren. He was a man of simple pleasures and was happy listening to rockabilly music, watching Nascar, being in nature and out on the water. Doug is mourned by his loving wife of 46 years, Diane, son David, daughter Denise and granddaughters Jordan and Taylor. A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.

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All is ready for the Kersley Players Production of Turn the Page. The only piece missing is the audience. And the cast can’t wait to start performing in front of an assemblage of live theatre patrons. After many hours of line runs and months of rehearsals, everyone is ready, willing and eager to strut their stuff on the stage. Turn the Page is a tribute to the lighthearted situation comedy shows prevalent during the 1970s and 1980s. The play is set in the living room of long-married Gerald (Ron Potter) and Gwen (Lana Johnson). Gerald, having retired, is looking for ways to help around the house, much to the dismay of Gwen and son Bobby (Darrell Austin). Bobby, meanwhile, has become enamored with the divorcée, Brenda (Tammy Steinbach) who lives next door with her kids Chris (Carter De Rose) and Cindy (Celina De Rose). Turn the Page performs Nov 22, – 24. Tickets are $10 and available at Cariboo Propane or at the door. –submitted by Gino De Rose

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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY MUSICAL FUNDRAISER CONCERT Nov. 24, North Star Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Local entertainers. All proceeds to Seniors Advcacy Service (to keep the doors open) Intermission goodies courtesy of Granvilles. Suggested donation $10 and/or a bag of non-perishables to support Good Cheer. JESSE PETERS presented by Quesnel Live Arts Dec. 17, at Chuck Mobley Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 (adults), $20 (seniors/youth) at Bo Peep Boutique,

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TUESDAY ORIENTATION FOR ON-LINE DRIVING ASSESSMENT Seniors’ Advocacy Service is booking 30-minute appointments on a touch-screen computer to help prepare people for the computer assessment process. This is ongoing, phone 250747-8363 to book an appointment

WEDNESDAY BOUCHIE LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION meeting, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Bouchie Lake Hall with a focus on setting dates or more fun events, (example, Dec. 8, Family Potluck Christmas Dinner is being planned). In order to be successful, more ideas are needed. Bring them to the meeting

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THURSDAY VOICE FOR NORTH CARIBOO SENIORS Mtg, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. at the Legion, no fees or dues. For information call 250-992-7416. KERSLEY PLAYERS PRESENT TURN THE PAGE, a lighthearted situation comedy rated PG, Nov. 22 – 24 , 7:30 p.m., Kersley Hall. Tickets are $10, available at Cariboo Propane. ACW CHRISTMAS TEA AND BAKE SALE Nov. 24, 1 – 3 p.m., Anglican Church Hall.

FRIDAY SENIORS ADVOCACY OPEN HOUSE Nov. 30, 7 – 9 p.m. in Century 21 building. Come join Ruth, Susan and the volunteers for cocoa/ cookies as their way of saying thanks for

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LIVE MUSIC JAM NIGHT, Dec. 7, Elks Hall, all ages welcome all night from 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by the not-for-profit River City Music Assoc. (RCMA), everyone welcome to play/sing or listen, door prizes, $3/person, RCMA members free, membership available, info: Russ Watson, 250 992 3452.

CROONERS’ CAFE Nov. 24, 7 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church community hall. Open-mic, doors open at 7 p.m., entertainers, sign in at door, free admission. Audience members, $5/person, $7/family. Refreshments available.

SATURDAY SALVATION ARMY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to ring the bells during the Kettle Campaign which kicks off Dec. 1 – 24. Shifts are two-hours. For those able to help call 250992-8784. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enter from the outside door at the east end of the building on St.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, Royal Canadian Legion, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., book your tables now, call the office 250-992-6819, $15/table or $25/two tables. Book before Nov. 19. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Native Friendship Centre. Tables are $15 or two/$25. Contact Michelle Munch, 250-9928347, for information or to book a table. OLD TIME FID-

DLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY Dec. 1, doors open 5 p.m., Santa at 5:30 p.m., potluck supper and dance to follow. Bring a gift for Santa to give to your child and an item for Good Cheer. For information contact Jean, 250-992-5081. ANTIQUE MACHINERY PARK WINTER EVENT Dec. 15, 11 a.m. – dusk, admission: $5 adults; $3 (seniors/ students) children under 8 are free. Dress warm and bring a blanket. Admission covewrs a sleigh ride, hot chocolate, one hot dog and marshmallows. Turkey draw tickets $1 each, multiple draws. A WINTER’S EVENING IN WELLS with After Eight, Dec. 15, Jack o’ Clubs Music Hall, 4 p.m. cocktails, 5 p.m, turkey and trimmings, 7 p.m. evening’s entertainment. Tickets

$25/person, available at Wells Legion, 1-250-994-3208 or Honey Affleck, 2509921-5875. QUESNEL LIONS CLUB GARAGE SALE Nov. 24 at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Separate Christmas store.

SUNDAY NAZKO CHRISTMAS MARKET Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nazko Community Centre. Lots of crafts and goodies, lunch available at concession. For information or to book a table call Deanna, 250249-0235.

Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Canadian legend Jason McCoy takes to Seniors’ Centre stage Nov. 26 ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

When Canadian country legend Jason McCoy takes to the stage in Quesnel, Nov. 26, he won’t be alone. On stage with McCoy will be a huge screen adding country greats (which he was reluctant to name as that would spoil the surprise) to the show. However, he did say his first set would be all the numbers people know, as well as some from his newest album The Perfect Gift. His second set will feature Christmas music, classics, chats and gags, many of which are interactive with the video screen and many guest artists. McCoy grew up in a small central Ontario town and still calls Minesing home. With his wife and two small children top of his priority list, McCoy now plans his touring very carefully, always mindful of the family needs. He credits his wife with having kept him grounded through much of his 25 years as an entertainer. And he used the term entertainer as he has become proficient in

many aspects of the industry, both in front and behind the mic. “I met my wife when we were both teenagers and we travelled together in the early days,” he said. “But we realized about eight years into it that was a little too close, so she went back to nursing school and loves her emergency room work.” McCoy said with more at home time, he’s even found a way to pursue his career right in his home town. “We shot a recent Christmas video in Minesing called Meet Me Under the

Mistletoe, in a bright lime green bowling alley in the basement of the community hall – with live chickens and everything.” The Perfect Gift tour promises to be a unique and interactive concert, with McCoy performing solo acoustic but with a decidedly high tech twist. Along with the secret list of wellknown country artists, the show will include scenes from his upcoming CMT special Christmas at the Grand, shot entirely in Nashville, Tennessee. McCoy is a former member of the hugely-successful Canadian band

Road Hammers and although legal wrangling with a record company forced the band breakup, McCoy is hopeful they can get together for another album. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. Road Hammers were the highestselling group in Canadian history and McCoy credits much of the success of the band to branding. “With the Internet now, it’s all about creating a brand, that’s what the Road Hammers did, just slightly ahead of the curve,” he said. “And now with digital downloads,

it’s how you brand something.” As for touring, McCoy is happy with crowds of 500 or smaller; he likes the intimacy of the smaller venues and the interaction with the audience. “It’s almost like an off-Broadway show but with the new video screen it’s almost like a Vegas show,” he said. “It’s a whole new ball game.” Tickets for McCoy’s Quesnel show are $35 at Circle ‘S’ Western Wear and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre, Nov. 26. What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

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‘Roos come back in flurry of third period goals JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter With something to prove after their narrow loss at home, the 'Roos followed the Tomahawks to their abode for a rematch. The rematch proved to be worth the wait, with both teams throttling the other for a period each, with the Tomahawks taking firm control of the second and the 'Roos handily taking the third. But the 'Roos’ avalanche of goals in the third clinch the game, coming back from a three goal deficit in the second to win the game 9-8. "It was a great comeback, a team win," coach Brian Kozak said. "The boy are learning the why – they are starting to believe in themselves, believe in each other and believe in the team." The first period floated along on an even keel, a theme which both teams would abandon in the second and third period. It was the 'Roos who started off the scoring early in the first. Within two minute of the first, Justin Fulton


slid the puck behind Tomahawks up by two. Tomahawks goaltender “They are starting to believe Eight and a half Willy Sellars. later Johnson, in themselves, believe in minutes It wasn't long before in his second of the the Tomahawks each other and believe in night, did his best to responded. A minute stem the tide. the team.” after the ‘Roos’ first, The Tomahawks, Wilf Robbins tied the however, were having Coach Brian Kozak score, beating 'Roos none of it. Gilbert 'tender Ryan Manderson. scoring his second of the night and of The 'Roos kept pushing and managed the period, followed not two minutes to come out on top once again, just over later, with just over a minute left in the a minute later, on a goal from Levon period, by Robbins in his second of the Johnson, who had a successful night. night. The game then saw its only ten minutes At the end of the second, things were without a goal by either team until the looking grim for the 'Roos, with Lac La Tomahawks resumed the scoring with Hache ahead 6-3. just under five minutes left in the first. In between the period, congregated in Den Nicholas got the first-tying goal, the dressing room, the 'Roos found a bit sending both teams into the second on of magic they had been playing without even standing. for the first two periods and burst into The second was the Tomahawks period the third, taking control of the period hands down, though it took a few half a minute in. minutes for them to get a good grip on Riley Ferster started the ball rolling it, around three and a half minutes, to be with the first goal and assistant captain precise, which is when they started their Mike Kaluzny added to the momentum streak. 43 seconds later to put them within a The Tomahawks’ Willis Harry got the point of the Tomahawks. ball rolling. A minute later Robin Gilbert A minute and a half later, Johnson added to the momentum, bumping the completed his hat trick for the evening

and brought the team up to par, with three quarters of the period still left to play. Seven minutes into the period, Justin Fulton availed himself of the go-ahead goal. Down for the first time since the first, the Tomahawks regrouped, with Robbins netting his third for a hat trick and putting the Tomahawks within a goal of the 'Roos. Paul Girodat soon broke the one-goal tension with a his first of the night, to give the 'Roos the dangerous two goal pillow for the final 6 minutes. With such a hard fought game, the 'Roos didn't get cocky, keeping the Tomahawks from doing any damage on their lead until a a goal at 0:01 from the Tomahawks Gilbert, putting the crown on his hat trick, put the Tomahawks back within one without the time to even try for an equalizer. The 'Roos are on the road again next weekend with a game against the West Division-leading Kitimat Ice Demons next Saturday, followed by a match against the Prince Rupert Rampage on Sunday.

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Battles with schnitzel, winners with Spam Last Wednesday, the Super League met for another clash of the titans, with all shoes on the sheets to battle their way to the top of the super teams. On sheet 'A,' Billy Barker broke the JAR, 10-1. After the second end the JAR opened up and the Billy team filled them with chips, clearing the way to the cashier. Cariboo Pulp and DLE lined up on sheet 'C' in their face off for supremacy. Under the new contract, Cariboo Pulp felt no pressure facing the defending champions. With 35 meal tickets on the

line, the pulpsters came through with a 5-1 win, halting the LeBlank train. CDC and Investors group tumbled through an energyfilled game. With the exuberance of a child jumping out of bed on Christmas morning, the CDC took a new lesson plan to the ice: take many, give few and the result will always be favourable. Investors may need to look at their "interest" in the game. CDC came out on top, 7-4. A&W took to the ice against Willis Harper in an effort to


get back to winning. It took an extra end for Willis Harper to defeat first place A&W to even their records at four wins and two losses. Willis Harper finished up a point, 7-6. Frank's Supermarket and Karin's Deli came out in a rumble between eponymous stores dealing in food. Well over 100 fans in camp gear came out to support Frank's. After clashing with the schnitzel wielding Germans in the stands, the game was suspended while Dennis B. cleared the sausage and wieners

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On offer at Valley Auction Ltd. November 15, 2012 Head of Livestock 744 Number of Buyers 30 Baby Calves ............................. $ -$ -Veal Calves .............................. $ -$ -D 1-2 Cows ............................. $58.00 $69.50 D 3-5 Cows ............................. $45.00 $55.00 Holstein Cows .......................... $41.00 $56.25 Bulls ........................................ $60.00 $71.00 Bred Cows ............................... $67.50 $77.50 Cow Calf Pairs ......................... $ -$ -FEEDER CATTLE DIVISIONS (prices quoted per 100 lbs.) Steer Calves 300 - 400 ............ $ -$ -Steer Calves 400 - 500 ............ $175.00 $186.00 Steer Calves 500 - 600 ............ $143.00 $145.50 Steer Calves 600-700 .............. $132.00 $139.75 Feeder Steers 700-800 ............ $125.00 $134.00 Feeder Steers 800-900 ............ $120.00 $130.75 Feeder Steers 900-1000 .......... $118.00 $127.50 Heifer Calves 300 - 400 ........... $155.00 $166.00 Heifer Calves 400 - 500 ........... $139.00 $148.00 Heifer Calves 500 - 600 ........... $133.00 $143.00 Heifer Calves 600 -700 ............ $122.00 $130.00 Feeder Heifers 700 - 800 ......... $125.00 $130.50 Feeder Heifers 800 - 900 ......... $115.00 $124.25 Feeder Heifers 900 - 1000 ....... $111.50 $122.75 HOGS, SHEEP & GOATS Sows ....................................... Up to $180.00 Feeder Pigs.............................. $25.00 $35.00 Feeder lambs ........................... $50.00 $60.00 Ewes ....................................... $95.00 $107.50 Goats ....................................... Up to $80.00

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Help Wanted ACCESSORIES INSTALLER/ Journeyman Technicians. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. Competitive wages, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. AUTO SERVICE Journeyman Technician required immediately at EJ Klassen GM in Port Hardy, Vancouver Island. Above average wages and benefits. Fax resume 250-9497440 email: FT Breakfast Cook required. Minimum 2-3 yrs preferred. Apply with resume to Billy Barker Restaurant. Ask for Carl.

Employment Help Wanted EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: Looking for student in North Quesnel to do shovelling at commercial property and private residence. Call Wes, 250992-5665. North Valley Gymnastics Society is seeking • Certified Full or Part-Time Gymnastics Coaches • Full or part-time Manager for our new gym (prefer certified coach). Please email your resume to: FAX it to: 1 250 545 4793 or CALL: 1 250 545 0516 Penisola Ristorante requires a reliable experienced “Serverâ€?. Some split shifts apply. Smokey Oak Lounge is now accepting resumes for Servers & Bartenders. Apply in person with resume to 228 Front St. WANTED - Drywall Boarders & Finishers. (250)747-2951

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NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W0513 Please be advised that John Bruce Paul Ernst, is proposing to remove 618 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0513, Located approximately 12 km southwest of Quesnel on the Ernst road. Inquiries or comments to this proposal must be submitted to Chris Elden, RPF, at 938 Yorston Avenue, Quesnel, BC, V2J 3B1 by Dec 26, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Chris Elden at 250-992-9769, or at the above address.

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Lunch for the nominees is proudly sponsored by the South Quesnel Business Association and the West Quesnel (Village) Business Association. The Chamber would like to thank them for their partnership. Tickets are available at the Quesnel Visitor Centre, 703 Carson Ave. Call Patty at 250-992-8716 or email to reserve your ticket now or for more information. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and congratulations to all the nominees.

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To be eligible for this offer, a customer must sign up for Xplornet 4G Fixed Wireless or 4G Satellite Internet service with a 3-year contract before December 31, 2012 and have service installed by no later than March 1, 2013. Ask your dealer for your $50 credit form. This form must be received by Xplornet no later than May 1, 2013. Upon receipt of this completed form, Xplornet will credit the customer’s Xplornet account in the amount of $50.00. Customers are only eligible for one coupon per account. Credit will be applied to customer’s Xplornet account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this completed form. Offer is subject to change or termination without notice. Customers who cancel their Xplornet service within the first 30 days after activation are ineligible for this offer. All redemptions are subject to verification. This coupon does not have a cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is void where prohibited by law. Xplornet® is a registered trade-mark of Xplornet Communications Inc. © Xplornet Communications Inc., 2012.


SINCE 1981

Serving the Cariboo Chilcotin

250-398-6220 250-747-0030 1-800-880-3011 $50 CR ADMAT 11/2012



To be eligible for this offer, a customer must sign up for Xplornet 4G Fixed Wireless or 4G Satllite Internet service with a 3-year contract before December 31, 2012 and have service installed by no later than March 1, 2013. Ask your dealer for your $50 credit form. This form must be received by Xplornet no later than May 1, 2013. Upon receipt of this completed form, Xplornet will credit the customer’s Xplornet account in the amount of $50.00. Customers are only eligible for one coupon per account. Credit will be applied to customer’s Xplornet account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this completed form. Offer is subject to change or termination without notice. Customers who cancel their Xplornet service within the first 30 days after activation are ineligible for this offer. All redemptions are subject to verification. This coupon does not have a cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is void where prohibited by law. Xplornet® is a registered trade-mark of Xplornet Communications Inc. ©Xplornet Communicatiosn Inc., 2012.


Quesnel Cariboo Observer, November 21, 2012  

November 21, 2012 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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