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He never doubted Canada would win the gold medal at the hockey game at the Vancouver Olympics. In fact Russ Girling was even happy when the teams tied two all. It made it more interesting. “I had no doubt they were going to win. Similarly that’s the case for B.C.’s development of this resource,� he said. Girling is the president and CEO of TransCanada Corp. and TransCanada Pipeline Ltd., the company chosen to design, build, own and operate the proposed $5 billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project for Progress Energy. The line will move natural gas from the North Montney region (near Fort St. John) to the Pacific Northwest LNG plant which will be constructed near Prince Rupert. Girling said at TransCanada they have the view that natural gas may be one of the most significant drivers of the economy of Canada in the near future. “These aren’t just words. We are putting our money where our mouth is.� The point now is building transportation to get the product to offshore markets. De Ly nd a PILON/ Fre e Pre s s Participating in new markets is Michael Colbert (right) of Progress Energy and Russ Girling TransCanada Pipelines announce at the B.C. Natural Resources nothing new to TransCanada. Forum in Prince George Wednesday, that TransCanada will build a $5 billion pipeline for Progress. It was pivotal in bringing natural gas from the west to markets in the safety to TransCanada as well as social Speaking of the coastal gas link, The project will extend Nova Gas fureast. In the 1950’s it took natural gas to licence. Girling said the descriptions which ther into B.C., interconnect with Prince California and other US markets. “We do recognize maintaining our social start the environmental process, one Rupert and travel further north to con“Today it’s one of the largest pipeline licence is based on trust,� he said. provincial and one federal, were both nect with additional reserves. companies in North America,� he said. Girling said they have a lot of commu- filed in April. In 2013 the company will He added about 20 Aboriginal com“We move about 20 per cent of the supnity engagement, including with Aborigi- be gathering data for an advanced engi- munities have already been contacted ply in North America today. We are the nal groups, adding they have engaged neer design. with the news. More will follow as the third largest base of operations in North with over 150 communities within 50 km The Pacific northwest LNG project engagement process begins. America today. It is this long-term experiof the pipeline system. should be in service by 2018. About 2,500 people will be involved ence we are going to bring to B.C.� He added they have the single largest “We are pleased to be partners with in the construction process, and there Girling spoke about the importance of gathering system in North America. Progress on this project,� Girling said. will be numerous spin-off benefits.

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A teenage girl was approached a couple of times on her way to school Wednesday by a man, likely in his 50s. Wednesday morn-

ing a 15-year-old female student of Duchess Park Secondary School reported to police that a man in a dark Ford Explorer pulled over and told

her to get in the vehicle. This occurred while she was walking to school near the corner of 20th Avenue and Upland Street. The girl pulled out her cellphone and the man drove away, temporarily. A few minutes later, the same suspect in the same vehicle showed up again and followed the girl through the Parkwood Mall parking lot at the corner of 15th Avenue and Victoria Street. When the girl arrived at school, she called police. Officers attended the area and made extensive patrols, however the suspect vehicle was not located. The girl told police

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Police believe this girl is likely being targeted, as this is the third incident. Neither of the two previous incidents were reported. The Prince George RCMP would like to speak to the driver of the vehicle. Police would like to encourage youth with cellphones to call police (911) immediately when confronted by strangers. If you have any information about this incident or who may be responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca

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The Northern British Columbia Business and Technology awards were handed out Wednesday night in Prince George by Jobs, Innovation and Tourism Minister Pat Bell and Attorney General Shirley Bond. The winners are: Investnorthwest.ca and the Northern Development Iniative Trust - Technology provider of the year award. Christy Smith Mentor award. Dr. Jianbing Li and Husky Energy Collaborative research award. Falcon Contracting Aboriginal Business of the Year award. Winton Global Homes - Technology Implementer of the Year award. Pacific Regeneration Technologies - John Humphries Memorial Forest Innovator award. New Gold Blackwater Exploration and Development - Northern Prospector or Developer of the Year award. Coupon-Me-In e-Business award. Carrier Lumber Export award. Sparkgeo Technology and Industry Newsmaker of the Year award. The awards were handed out at a gala reception at the Civic Centre Wednesday evening.

Right now Spectra Energy’s biggest challenge is accessing the world’s fastest-growing market in Asia. Doug Bloom, Spectra’s president and the first keynote speaker at the Natural Resources Forum Wednesday, said that is the importance of the company’s newest project. With 55 years under its belt, Spectra is banking on its experience and reputation to help it take its place on the global scene. “LNG put us in a global game. To date we’ve been in the North American games,” Bloom said. With one and a half billion invested in the province over the last year and a half, Bloom said the company has established a framework for future operations. He added there is a dramatic shift underway. Advances in gas production technology have been applied not only domestically, but in the United States on a larger scale. Since the U.S> is Canada’s only importer of natural gas, if things remain the same the choices are stark, either accept declining exports, knowing that in 10 to 15 years the U.S. may need no imported natural gas at all, or look into accessing the global market. The world demand is 10 times what B.C. produces. Sixty per cent of the demand comes from Asia. Four countries are responsible for over half of that demand: Japan, South Korea, China and India. The market is growing rapidly. Japan is in mid-shutdown of its nuclear reactors, and the discussion is whether they should ever produce even part of their energy. “Others want to expand their use of clean burning natural gas,” Bloom said. Australia is interested in meeting that demand, sanctioning over six projects. Other interested countries include Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The U.S. is also building an export terminal. Africa, south east Asia and Russia remain interested. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses are important, Bloom said. “B.C. is in a massive supply position,” he said. It has over 100 years of natural gas at current usage rates.

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Spectra Energy president Doug Bloom at the B.C. Natural Resources Forum Wed. It’s close to Asia, has a stable democratic government offering a safe place for investment, and has well-developed premier facilities. Some problems include the processes companies go through to get approvals, which he said are duplicative, cumbersome and untimely. Though provincial and federal changes have helped, Bloom said there are still questions on whether or not anything can be built in B.C. in a timely manner. The country’s relations with First Nations is also misunderstood, slowing investment, Bloom said. Though there are issues, like the Idle No More rallies, many First Nation groups have partnered well with various businesses over the years, and many others have stand-alone companies. Spectra provides $120 million in contractor work to local and Aboriginal partners. Though Canada is rich in resources, it has a modest population, causing regional economies to overheat, for example the tar sands, meaning skilled labour and management could be a limiting factor. “We are going to need to diversify our market. Even if they foresee it wrong, and it wouldn’t be the first time, growth in North America will be

modest. The reality is rapid long-term growth is in Asia. We need to be there.” Bloom said it is important to continue working to establish relationships with Asia, like the government trade missions. “We need to make this a collective priority,” Bloom said. To succeed, industry also needs the regulatory process to be rigourous, but on a global timeline. He added they need capital from North America and abroad. “Capital is mobile and goes where it gets the best returns,” Bloom said. Labour wise, the natural gas sector is expected to employ 40,000 people by 2025, a number that multiplies when you think of indirect jobs, Bloom said. He added domestic labour needs to be supported by immigration. “We need a workforce in the north,” he said. Those are some of the things, he said, that will be needed for them to compete on a global scale. Bloom remains optimistic they will proceed, will win, but it will take effort. “Prosperity is not a given. It must be earned just like those gold medals.”

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Crime Stoppers still making a difference Crime Stoppers has come of age in Prince George, turning 21 this year while helping recover nearly $3 million in property over that time, aiding in getting over $33 million worth of illicit drugs off the street and bringing information to police that helped with 1,419 arrests. In 2012, 615 tips came in resulting in 14 arrests, $28,763 worth of recovered property and almost $300,000 in illicit drugs off the street. Since January is Crime Stoppers month, the organization is celebrating with the community, giving two lucky winners the chance to take home a Samsung Tab computer tablet. On Jan. 19 members from Crime Stoppers will be at the Northern Sport Centre to watch the UNBC Timberwolves men and women take on the University of Manitoba in CIS basketball action. Women tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. A press release promises great prizes will be given away, including one of the tablets. The second event is Jan. 26 at the Coliseum where the Spruce Kings will take on the Coquitlam Express. There will be free giveaways and another chance to win a tab. There are three ways to submit a tip to Prince George Crime Stoppers. The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477 and providing information to an operator is still very popular. As an alternative, you can submit a typed tip via the website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. The third method of submitting a tip is by SMS texting. You can simply text “PGTIPS” and the information you wish to provide, to 274637 from any cellular phone or device with SMS capability. This method continues to gain in popularity after two successful years in Prince George. When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember, we don’t want your name, just your information.

Courts stay busy In Provincial Court in Prince George on Oct. 10: Edward M. Noel was found guilty of fraud, received a conditional sentence of 18 months and was ordered to make restitution of $20,103.64. Wade A. Thomas was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, fined $1,000 and assessed a victim surcharge of $150. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Oct. 11: Quinton S. Teegee was found guilty of assault, sentenced to 60 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Teegee was also found guilty of a second count of assault, sentenced to one day

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Court docket in jail, placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for two years. Teegee was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and sentenced to one day in jail. Roger L. Plant was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 30 days in jail to be served intermittently and placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence.

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■ CHILD POVERTY

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“In a province as rich as British Columbia there shouldn’t be children and families living in poverty.” Coun. Murry Krause repeated the statement made by Betty Bekkering, a trustee with School District 57, after a presentation about child poverty was shared by Matt Pearce and Tina Cousins with the Prince George District Teachers Association (PGDTA) at Monday’s council meeting. The presentation calls on the municipality to set up a plan to reduce child poverty. Bekkering, Krause said, is part of the poverty reduction planning committee, a group made up of representatives from about 20 organizations. It has three priorities: safe and affordable housing, transportation, and collaboration between service agencies. The committee works with 14 families in the city to get direct input on the issues they face. Co-ordinator Wendy Flanagan is a community poverty strategy consultant for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and is the local consultant in the city. She is part of a poverty reduction pilot project, set up by the provincial government, which began in April, when seven cities, including Prince George, were chosen to take part. Mayor Shari Green is also concerned about the issue. She said she has been working with Chris Bone, who has been integral in setting up many of the social programs in the city, on the issue, and added their ideas, which may include a youth initiative or committee, will be before council in the near future. Many of the councillors were staggered by the facts presented by Pearce and Cousins. Pearce said about 1,800 children in the city live in poverty. To put the number in perspective he asked Green to remember the population of PGSS, the school they both attended in the 80’s. “Their potential is enormous. It’s a terrible waste,” he said. Statistically, children in poverty don’t do as well in school

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Cross-country skiers carve their way through the snow at the Otway Nordic Centre during Ski Fest on Sunday. as their counterparts. As adults, they earn less, have a shorter life expectancy and experience more health issues. They are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. “They were born into these conditions,” Pearce pointed out. Cousins talked about some of the things teachers do to help alleviate the hungry and underclothed children they see on a daily basis. One of the sub-local schools in the city serves a daily breakfast and a monthly hot lunch and hot breakfast. In some classrooms teachers keep a basket of food on hand, ready to provide it to children who either come without a lunch or have one made of sub-standard food, using, for example, mouldy bread. One larger elementary school collects coats and snow pants for needy children. Another smaller one collects mitts and toques.

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Donations are made by schools and the teachers association to St. Vincent de Paul. “We do it all the time, not just at Christmas,” she said. “In the division these collective acts of charity just aren’t enough. We see these children in our schools who come to school hungry, tired and worse.” She added she learned it costs $876 to provide one month of nutritious food for a family of four. To buy milk, bread, five apples and 10 lbs. of potatoes costs just over $16. It is no surprise then, she said, that many families don’t have enough money for food. “Day after day it’s not getting any better,” she said. Cousins said she attended the chili blanket event, held annually on the court house steps each year. Free chili and hot chocolate are given away, along with warm winter clothing and blankets.

“I saw several of my students there,” she said. Coun. Dave Wilbur said the issue is one close to his heart, particularly because his wife is a retired teacher. “They give on a daily basis to the children and the school,” he said. “But there’s not enough in the envelope.” He added he is keen to see what comes out of the hopper with so many focusing on the issue. Since there is no federal nor provincial poverty reduction strategy, he said one thing the municipal government can do is act as a strong advocator. The municipal government might not have the resources to be the whole solution, he said, but it can provide a strong voice in favour of reducing poverty. “We have been challenged with downloading and off-loading from senior levels of govern-

ment. They need to ante up as well,” Coun. Brian Skakun said. “I support this though I don’t know where it will go.” “It is almost incomprehensible to hear this,” Coun. Albert Koehler said. “What is the Minister of Education saying? Is he trying to fix this?” He added society has changed considerably through the decades, and the make-up of the family is much different with a lot more single parents. “Single parents are trying to make a living and the children are a sacrifice. I support doing something,” he said. Coun. Lyn Hall, former School District 57 board president, said though he was aware of the issue, 1,800 was a staggering number. He thanked Pearce and Cousins for sharing the numbers as well as what is going on in schools, adding he is also in support of doing something.

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■ 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES

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Mayor Shari Green took the opportunity to congratulate Canada Winter Games CEO Stuart Ballantyne for being awarded the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee medal by the Canada Games Council when he visited council Monday evening to present the games business plan highlights, which were extrapolated from a 34-page document available online. “Last January we started the process with the Canada Games Council,” Ballantyne said. There were 41 separate plans to put together with 180 standards to deliver. Functional planning started in November. At the end of 2011 the games’ vision was developed, then the mission. Core values include accountability, collaborative, inclusiveness, integrity, respect, transparency – and fun. “It takes a lot of volunteers to do this. It needs to be fun,” he

said. Among the seven pillars of the games, the report includes ‘excellent community and regional engagement’. “We see this as northern B.C.’s games,” Ballantyne said. “It will be 26 years before they come back to B.C.” The games will likely go to Manitoba after B.C., then Alberta. “It’s unique and something we need to treasure,” Ballantyne said. The games include 13 provinces and territories, 2,400 athletes plus 950 team staff and coaches, more than 100,000 athlete alumni, 800 communities with athletes coming from across Canada, 4,500 volunteer hosts, 1,500 major and minor officials, more than 300 medical personnel, 1,000 VIP and sponsor reps, 180 media people, and more than 5,000 family members and friends. The foundation documentation has all been signed. “It’s all been completed and signed, and has been for a number

of months,” he said. Though athletes are coming in on charter flights, arrival and departure days are still likely to set the stage for some of the busiest days the airport has seen. Arrival day is Feb. 12, opening ceremonies are the 13th and turn-over day is Feb. 21. Closing ceremonies are March 1 with departures happening shortly thereafter. Partnerships, from funding parties to cultural groups are very important, Ballantyne said. “These are highly important to the games,” he said. He added, for the first time, there will be a First Nations official games host. The Lheidli T’enneh’s flag flies on the Canada Games building following a ceremony celebrating their partnership last month. Funding sources include the government, the province and the city. Corporate and private sector funding will include legacy funds, beginning at $750,000. Ticket

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skiing and wheelchair basketball. The games will also showcase performers, entertainers and artisans, and tie in with other local celebrations. “We see the games as one of the many events happening that year,” Ballantyne said. “We will be a busy busy city.”

He said it will be about writing a northern story on a national stage, giving the country the chance to share in the culture and spirit of the area. Social media, besides mainstream media, will help with that. All of the work will mean a large volunteer workforce with a minimum age of 15 and

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here was an unspoken question in the room Wednesday night. After 12 years, could this year’s B.C. Natural Resources Forum and Business Technology Awards have been the last? The annual event, sponsored by Jobs, Innovation, and Tourism Minister Pat Bell and Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond, could be an unfortunate victim of a new political landscape in May. Yes, the election. Bell, Bond and Liberals could be re-elected in May and the forum would likely continue unabated. However, if the pundits and the polls are right, things could change and that would likely change the resource forum. Which is too bad. The forum has become one of the premier events in the North. The fact that Progress Energy and TransCanada used the forum as a backdrop to announce their deal to build a $5 billion natural gas pipeline is testament to the importance of the event. Throw in the fact that people like Spectra Energy’s Doug Bloom, CN’s Mike Cory, and Senator Nancy Greene-Raine take the time to attend, shows how revered this event is. There is an incredible amount of resource development happening, or proposed to happen, in the North. What the forum does is allow us here in the North to see, and meet, some of the people who are driving that development. Yes, there is controversy surrounding some of this development. No one denies that. However, having a chance to meet with those proposing it gives the community a chance to have a better understanding of exactly what is planned and the people who are planning it. On top of that, the technology awards showcases some of the truly amazing, innovative work that is being done in the North … out of the public’s eye and consciousness a lot of the time. And yet it’s being done right here in the North. Kudos to Pat Bell and Shirley Bond for the forum. As for future forums, we’ll just have to wait until May to see what the future holds for it and its creators.

Another year

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hat old cliche, “what a difference a year makes” may apply to what happened in some situations between early 2012 and this new year of 2013 but certainly not to Enbridge’s planned Northern Gateway pipeline project. Just as 2012 opened with the first round of federal environmental review hearings taking place in Kitimat, 2013 features pretty much the same, only the hearing location this week is in Victoria. Those opposed to the project and those in favour continue to duel over the results of public opinion polls as to whether or not there’s a quantifiable swing in either direction and whether public opinion polls are valid foundations with which to craft public policy. Just as it did in January 2012, Enbridge has doggedly stuck to a basic message – don’t judge until all of the facts about the project are out there for evaluation and consideration. Enbridge’s many detractors continue to point to any number of operational calamities elsewhere – top of the list, of course, is Enbridge’s Michigan oil spill – as a reason to have Gateway placed on a high shelf in a far back storage room. What also hasn’t changed over the past year is that somehow in someplace and at sometime oil from Alberta is going to make its way to the west coast. Whether that’s going to be through Northern Gateway or not is a debate that will also still be with us a year from now. – Terrace Standard

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The complexity of thought We humans are the only species on earth with the actual performance and philosophies of the people intellectual ability to deal with complex thoughts. we vote to represent us at all levels of government. Pity we don’t use that ability more. Are they actually doing what they said they would? It is far easier to make most of our decisions using Are they helping to craft the kind of community we our personal set of rules. Some of those rules are want? Do we know what we want? Most of us go just simple common sense; others are an accumulawith the current trends and vote accordingly. Not tion of inherited habits and prejudice. All of us, with much progress on the habit of voting one way or perhaps a very few exceptions, are frequently guilty the other because Grandpa, Dad or we have always of parking our brain and going with our habits. We voted that way. even give those habits names such as “common The lifestyle we follow usually evolves from the sense”, “faith”, and “always done it that way”. values and prejudices pounded into our brains as A good example is the way we we grow up. There is nothing wrong demand more and more from the mediwith having a set of values provided cal system but still continue doing bad they are your well thought out values. things to our bodies. Often what we perceive as a personal We dine on fat-producing foods, fail to value is no more than a prejudice that Onside exercise, and wonder why we need the does not stand up to scrutiny. double or triple bypass surgery later in There are thousands of ways to live VICTORBOWMAN our lives. For convenience we utilize fast a life. Many of them hold little or no food that is laden with salt and other chemicals and attraction for us. But, for someone else, it is the way end up popping pills to control our high blood pres- to live their lives to the fullest. Conformity is a consure. Poor diets leave us too tired to get out and get trol mechanism. Other than a few socially justified some physical exercise so the weight just keeps on rules (Thou shalt not kill), conformity is simply the piling on. How many of us have even given a currefuge of the weak. Wouldn’t it be nice to no longer sory glance at the Canadian Food Guide? be the captive of the fashion industry or the latest As parents we allow our children to spend hour fad? after hour watching television, playing video games As a species we have been given the ability to and pursuing other inactive behaviour. The result think through these complex problems. We have is a juvenile obesity epidemic, particularly in North the capacity to invent all sorts of devices to make America. We all need some physical activity every life easier and more fun. The human animal can day to remain healthy. develop rich concepts that intrigue and entertain. We apply the same avoidance technique to overOur brain is all we need to sort through a myriad of consuming alcohol and taking recreational drugs, challenges that life throws at us and overcome those and many still smoke. challenges. In our political decisions we are frequently just The only question that remains is why we don’t as intellectually lazy. How often do we examine the use this wonderful ability more frequently?

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Editor: An open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Mr. Harper … sir. What are you doing with our country? Why is your government so feverishly and recklessly dealing with China, a country with, according to a recent article in Maclean’s magazine, a corrupt and dishonest government and a deplorable human rights record? You snuck in that Nexen/China deal with a pretty slick move. We can only hope and pray that the rest of your cabinet will not approve the Foreign Investment Protection Act. You seem to have lost all perspective on what Canadians want; as in protecting our natural resources and our environmental standards and remaining in control of how they are managed. Kudos to Saskatchewan for not sell our potash mines to China. Our own provincial government, the Liberal party, is doing a fine job of wooing China what with one of our local MLAs, Pat Bell, our mayor and former mayor, all making numerous trips to China at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars to the taxpayers. For what? To coax them to invest in our country with promises so that one day they will be able to own it and tell us how to run it. If you have advisors and have been getting advice from them, perhaps you should get some new ones. Even ask your children what they think of Canada becoming a puppet state of China. Explain what it all means and I’ll be they’ll opt for this great country remaining securely Canadian. Joan McKay Prince George

VICTORIA – The century-old ran Westbank’s lease-hold mobile see what they’re doing. Drive never gave up or backed down, plight of Canada’s aboriginal home parks. He showed up at back and do it in B.C. ever. people is back in the public eye, Derrickson’s home one day and A 2007 profile of Derrickson by The Hall commission and all thanks to protests dubbed Idle tried to beat him to death with Greg Fjetland in Canadian Busiprevious government probes No More. a metal bar. Badly ness magazine describes how he concluded that he did nothing As with Occupy injured, Derrickson came by his approach to Ottawa. wrong. Derrickson sued his local protests last year, the made it to his gun He grew up “dirt poor, living in accusers and won, and Ottawa B.C. demands are vague. cabinet and shot his a tar paper shack.” His family began to change its racist, paterViews One of the claims, assailant, who surname was Tousawasket, until nalistic ways. TOMFLETCHER vived to go to prison. repeated in media the local Indian Agent drew an Which brings us back to today. coverage of protests, Derrickson testiAnglo name out of a hat. Derrickson’s pioneering work is is that the federal government is fied that his approach to the He and his brother were the still changing the Indian Act for moving to end the historic Indian Indian Affairs bureaucracy was first aboriginal kids to attend the better. This effort is under disAct restriction against selling simple. He did business, and if public school in Kelowna. Rachonest attack from people whose reserve land. they didn’t like it, they could tell ist bullying drove his parents to legacy is mainly incompetence A look at the federal legislahim. Reserve land can’t be sold, move him to a residential school and failure. Protesters demand tion, Bill C-45, shows this is so he leased it, offering people a in Washington State. more unearned public subsidy, not the case. Amendments ease low-cost way to enjoy the sunny He dropped out in Grade 9, and a petulant soup-only strike is restrictive provisions for leasOkanagan. toiled on farms, learned to weld, celebrated as an act of bravery. ing reserve land, which remains His business plan was also and worked his way into ranchChoose your own hero. I’ve property of the Crown held in simple. Drive to California and ing, real estate and politics. He chosen mine. perpetuity for the aboriginal community. This change was initiated by B.C. aboriginal leaders so they can follow the trail blazed by one Editor: emergency health situation, even when self-inflicted. of the most entrepreneurial chiefs Mahatma Gandhi utilized fasting as a successful Had Chief Spence used the hunger strike action to in Canadian history. tool during his political life. However for him, fastunify her people, encouraging them to stand together His name is Ron Derrickson, ing was a shepherd’s staff which he used to lead his to make, for example, their reserves dry reserves... if and he served six terms as chief people, his flock. That symbol of devotion allowed alcohol or drugs is seen as one of the reasons for the of the Westbank First Nation near Gandhi to ask and once asked, forced his people to excessive suicides among their young people, then all Kelowna. One of my first big look within themselves; to correct their short sighted of Canada would stand behind her. reporting assignments was cover- action or re-action that he knew was funneling their Or had she chose the hunger strike for any of the ing a Royal Commission into his efforts in a non-productive direction. other situations affecting the lives of First Nation’s administration’s business affairs His first fast was to urge miners into accepting an People on reserves, situations that may in fact be in the mid-1980s. arbitrator to settle what had become a brutal and caused (in part) by them themselves and through her There had been an astonishing bloody strike. Number two was to unite the Muslims fast, asking them to correct the crippling behavior 17 federal investigations before and Hindus in the non-compliance movement and for which they are responsible. A hunger strike for that, stemming from local claims third: to unify the Hindu electorate. He was always any of these reasons would have had Canadians that Derrickson was just too sweeping the Indian people’s doorstep. applauding her and government assistance readily successful. He drove a big black Gandhi never tried to force the government by available. Mercedes, wore expensive suits, fasting. It would have been a waste of his time and Love is a motivator. It motivated Gandhi to fast and established a bunch of enterhis life. so that he could direct his people, whom he loved. prises, including Canada’s first When Gandhi placed his health on the line it was And love was the motivator that brought his people, water slide. always to unite his people. Through that unificawho loved him, to the point of accepting his insight. The commission was chaired tion they won their liberation from British rule plus All this was possible because they were first and by John Hall, then known as the gained the world’s admiration. foremost a family. This focusing of their eyes inward Crown prosecutor who put serial I respect the idealism of Chief Theresa Spence’s allowed them to regroup as a people: people who, killer Clifford Olson away, and hunger strike but not the reason. although suffering enslavement, were now moving now an appeal court judge. Yes, love is the motivator; I understand her worry back toward being a better and healthier family. Derrickson’s suit jacket had a for her people and can see her want to improve their If we are to bring about change, we must lean on conspicuous bulge as he took the lives, but she is focusing her efforts on changing what our love and on those we love: first. Then sweep our stand each day. He was packing she has not the power to change: outsiders. doorsteps clean. When the speck has been removed a semi-automatic pistol, having There is a quotation from Dale Carnegie, “A perfrom our eyes we will see clearly and then with this demanded and received a carry son convinced against their will is of the same opinimproved vision we can offer our hand to assist othpermit after a brutal attempt on ion still.” ers (not of our family) to walk toward our heart. his life. Forcing government to concede does not mean that No one should support a person or a group that is The hit man, an ex-cop, was they (government) will remain committed after the trying to hold a country to ransom. hired by people who didn’t like situation is defused. Democratically elected governBill Barnes the bottom-line way Derrickson ment leaders do value a life that is found to be in an Prince George

Nation can’t be held to ransom

And now the time has gone to bid farewell It seems like yesterday that I wrote and business planning tossed in along the first article for the Boudreau Biz the way. column. I wish to thank Teresa MalWow! That was Septemlam for suggesting that I write ber 2007. Now, 5 years and a column, and for opening the 138 articles later, I wish to door. A huge thank you goes Boudreau announce that this will be to Bill Phillips for giving me Biz my last piece for the colthe opportunity to write for DANBOUDREAU the Free Press. Thank you so umn. Since 2007, Bill Phillips much for publishing my mishas graciously published my pondersives, and for your generous support ings on a variety of issues, from selling along the way! laptops to polar bears to practical postAt the outset, like so many journeys, I doomsday predictions, with all aspects wasn’t sure how things would turn out. of entrepreneurship, self-employment, As it happens, it’s been highly reward-

ing to have a column, a writing space to visit and play in regularly. It’s been a tremendous learning experience and a thrilling adventure from end to end. As a writer, nothing holds your feet to the fire quite like an audience to write for and a publisher’s deadline. My deepest gratitude goes to those of you who have read the column. I hope you have gained some value for your efforts; be it new insights, different ways of viewing your business, or links to helpful resources. Where to from here? Well, I’ll continue to write and publish articles and

books. I love to write and will continue to launch my ideas into cyberspace, mixing and mashing my modest arsenal of words and syllables. If you’d like to continue to read my writings, you’ll find me hunkered over my laptop at one of my blogs at www.riskbuster.com/ blog or www.danboudreau.ca/blog. I also invite you to join me at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Goodreads. Please do swing by for a visit or chat. I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013! Dan Boudreau owns RiskBuster Business Plan Oasis and Blog at www.riskbuster.com.

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there are a lot of issues out there but local candidates are focusing on ones that resonate to residents in this part of the North. One issue Ogasawara hears about over and over again is Enbridge and the Northern Gateway pipeline. Whether it’s at an event or it’s a question posed to her on her stand on the project when she’s entering a home to discuss her platform with a possible supporter, Ogasawara has heard many opinions, none in favour, on the pipeline. Ogasawara said NDP environment critic,Rob Fleming’s last visit to the city coincided with the Joint Review Panel sessions. Fleming was also a guest witness at a panel that met at the university that afternoon to discuss the project with the public, which was invited to come. And come they did. Ogasawara said she was surprised people braved the cold temperatures and snowy roads to get there. “I wondered if people would come out for another talk on Enbridge. I was surprised we just about filled the lecture theatre. People really wanted to talk,” she said. “People are fed up. They’ve seen this thing played through. The Liberals have ignored the voices of the Prince George community, First Nations and business.” She added the NDP leader, Adrian Dix, opposed the pipeline almost immediately “Adrian Dix was in firm opposition at the outset to Enbridge,” she said. “The Liberals took a long time before they came to the table, and that didn’t bode

well with the constituency. They only did it after public criticism.” The five conditions they imposed, she said, already exist in law. “This issue resonates with people,” she said. “B.C. accepts all the risks and sees very little benefit from this. People have energy about this and want to talk about it. Whether the decision is made post election or not, there needs to be a lot more discussion about it.” Another issue, she said, is the skilled labour shortage and the need for training. “Skill training. That’s been a big issue. We’ve seen the Liberal government bringing in temporary foreign workers when a huge amount of the population want skills training or want back into work force to be trained,” she said. “This has been coming for a long time. It underlines the failure of the Liberals. The only ministry cut was the one that oversees skills training.” This is one issue the NDP have focused on, looking for a solution. “It’s about going back to looking at where we could pull in some revenue, going back to corporate taxing,” she said. She explained a nominal amount is taxed to corporations, like in 2008 before the Liberals stopped the tax. “Skills training and post-secondary education is out of reach for many. Often it’s mature students who go back to school. If they can access it, they end up in terrible debt by the time they finish training.” Another issue, she said, is the problems seniors are having. “Kim Karter, ombud-

sperson, came to Prince George to talk a little about a report she released. It was pretty abysmal, 400 pages with 178 recommendations into fixing problems caused by Liberal inaction. As of today, 74 per cent of her recommendations haven’t been acted on.” In the North, she said, many times seniors would move to another location, to avoid the harsh winters with the ice and snow. However, now seniors are a burgeoning part of the demographic, Ogasawara said. “They rely on home care and home support services. We need to create support and ensure their needs have been met.” Though the number of people who take to the polls has continued to decline, Ogasawara said people are ready for a change, ready for a new direction in governance. “People have a lot to say on the state of affairs in B.C. People understand it’s time for a change. They want a positive change. They want something different. The only way to get that is to exorcise your duty. The majority of people are saying the same thing. We have to listen to the majority. I’m sensing people are wanting something different, wanting a change. There’s a feeling the government is not up to the challenges people are facing today, the widening incomes. The Liberals don’t have a plan and people want the B.C. they deserve. People are feeling that positive surge of energy. “My focus is working hard to hear the issues that resonate with the North.”

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Some brides fall in love with the first dress they try on, others come back again and again before they find just the right one. Choosing a perfect wedding dress doesn’t happen magically in one half hour the way it does on reality television shows like Say Yes to the Dress. But bridal consultants Mary Simoes and Julene Spletzer, proprietors of Storybook Wedding, do their best to help clients find the dress of their dreams. “We love watching brides to be when they come in the store,” says Simoes. “We offer a free consultation with the brides and we can also help with things like hall decorating.” Yes, just like on TV, brides often do come in with family members, wedding party and friends, she said. “Brides get so excited looking at wedding gowns and trying them on – but for us, the most important part is making sure they love their dress when they walk out the door.” Simoes got into the bridal business several years ago. Her sister Delia Miskuski owns a successful bridal shop in Kelowna and Simoes says the two have always loved fashion. Storybook Wedding carries a full line of wedding gowns offered at every price point and in an array of styles from modern to traditional and sizes as well as custom orders. “Lace is very popular on wedding dresses right now (perhaps the influence of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who married Prince William in a traditional gown with an intricate lace appli-

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“Jana Phillips [Mardi Gras commitAnother year, tee] talked to another dozen hope- me about it fuls for the coveted and I decided title of Mr. Prince to enter George. Mardi Gras of because it’s a Winter Society hosts new and difSnow Daze and the ferent way popular annual Mr. to promote P.G. Pageant in which myself other 12 men from the local than only community take part a t t e n d i n g in talent, group dance sports events,” number, modelling said McInand other categories. nis. “It will be This year the group comedic relief includes four media for me – I’m men. The theme is not as much as Bringing Back the 80s, a showman as so watch for “Dirty my [musical Dancing” era music, theatre actor] fashions, fun and brother Nigel Pr is tine De s ig n Ph o to g r a p h y disco dancing. but the event Contestants for the Mr. P.G. 2013 pageant are ready to rock. Alistair McInnis, Mr. will show a January, is represent- different side auctioning off our Other contestants raiser for Snow Daze. ing the Free Press, a of me. Each contestant puts sponsor in this year’s “The pageant is packages and selling are: Mr. February, Peter together a prize packpageant. The sports also a way for me to raffle tickets. The Mr. reporter says that he get local businesses P.G. event wouldn’t Campbell; Mr. March, age which will be aucTeresa MAL L AM/F ree P ress Prince George sports reporter Alistair hopes to get “more involved. A huge part happen without the Ryan Vardy; Mr. April, tioned off to members McInnis is competing in Mr. P.G. 2013 pag- exposure” by being a of this is the fundrais- support of the com- Clint James; Mr. May, of the audience. Tyler O; Mr. June, Bob Mardi Gras of Wincontestant. eant. ing which involves munity.” Simmons; Mr. July, ter Society will issue John Tramble; Mr. receipts to anyone that August, Ryan Carroll; requests one. Mr. September, BaxAnd that is only part ter Goertz; Mr. Octo- of the fun of Mardi ber, Tyler Blanchard; Gras Snow Daze. Mr. November, Mark There will be a snowLaing; and Mr. Decem- man building contest ber, Tyler Connell. starting Jan. 11 with As part of their pag- six weeks of practise eant “duties,” the lads building a snowman. The deadline for 2013 grant applications for Service Representative COUNCIL COMMITTEES, will be taking part in The six weeks will run City assistance is 5:00 PM - Monday, January #13/003, Irregular Part-Time COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS a pub crawl on Jan. from Friday to Thurs21, 2013. Closing Date: January 23, 2013 MEETINGS 25 and they will be day beginning Jan. 11 serving at Original to 17 and so on. 2013 DOG LICENSES 2013 SOCIAL GRANTS APPLICATION Joes on Feb. 1. So for Anyone in the com2013 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW PROCESS ON SALE. The discounted rates a preview peek at the munity is welcome The City of Prince George is pleased to are available until January 31, announce that it is now accepting applications contestants, be sure to to join in and build for 2013 Social Grants funding. Application, 2013. If the dog is sterilized the check out these local your creation, make it eligibility, and submission instructions are license is $24 and if the dog is eateries. whatever you like. available online at: not sterilized the cost is $66. The finale event will You can enter as an www.princegeorge.ca/cityhall/social/socialgrants/. Dog tags can be purchased feature the crowning individual or a group. online at www.princegeorge.ca, of Mr. P.G. 2013 held Each week a winner Applications must be submitted via the onby mail, by calling 250.561.7600, at City Hall, line application form by 5 p.m. on Wednesday Friday, Feb. 8 at the will be chosen by a BC SPCA, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, The Bone January 30th, 2013. For further information, Coast Inn of the North. panel of judges and & Biscuit, Day N’ Night Store (Hart Hwy), Dog contact Sarah Brown at 250-614-7897. Dinner is 5:30 to 6:45 awarded a cash prize Gone Bakery, Ospika Pet & Farm Supplies, p.m. For those who of $100. All pictures Petland and Total Pet. COMMUNITY-WIDE SKATING EVENT have show-only tick- will be published in Regular Council Meeting ets, doors will open at the Free Press so watch PLANNED Licensing your dog is a key factor in Monday, January 21st JANUARY 20th, 2013 (1 – 3pm) 7 p.m. and show time to see if you can match responsible pet ownership. It is required by Council Chambers- 6:00 p.m. is 8 p.m. or beat what you see the Animal Control City Bylaw and allows for Dinner/show tick- in the paper. Standing Committee on Finance & Audit quick identification should your dog become Bring your skates and helmets to the Prince ets are $50, Show-only On Feb. 24 there will Monday, January 14th injured, lost, found or impounded. Keeping George Ice Oval on January 20th for a Clowns, music, tickets are $30. Come be a Family Fun Day 2nd Floor Conference Room – 12:00 p.m. an unlicensed dog can result in a $100 fine. community-wide skate. face painting and hot chocolate will be on out, cheer on and at the Prince George Advisory Committee on Development Design Bylaw Services 250.561.7622. hand to add some pizzazz to the skate. The support your favorite Golf and Curling Club Wednesday, January 16th Blizzards Speed Skating Club will also be contestant and enjoy from noon to 4 p.m. CULTURAL GRANTS FOR ARTS Annex – 12:00 p.m. there to demonstrate one of the 2015 Canada the entertainment. Everyone is invited to ORGANIZATIONS Winter Games sports. This is the 3rd Annual Tickets for Mr. P.G. come out and build Non-Profi t arts organizations wishing to apply PG Skates event and it is hosted by the BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL Pageant are available a snowman and comfor the City’s Cultural Grants can obtain an EnhancePG Committee and the PG Ice Oval MEETINGS: at Mardi Gras office, pete for the grand application package from the Service Centre Society. PG Skates takes place at the Ice Oval To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s 1529 Eighth Ave. prize valued at about at City Hall. Applications may also be obtained (behind CN Centre) and will run from 1pm – website at www.princegeorge.ca as webcasting on the City’s web site: The event is a fund- $1,000. 3pm on Sunday, January 20th. services and video archiving of agenda items www.princegeorge.ca/CityHall/Grants/CulturalArts are available for the public. 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has designed a beautiful one-of-akind yellow gold and palladium white gold pendant on a 14-karat diamond-cut curb chain (value $2,600). There’s a trip for two to Las Vegas, courtesy of Japatedon Travel and Cruises. Music will be provided by Good Vibrations. “We really have to thank George and Steve at Good Vibrations for their tireless energy and patience. They are amazing.” After the Jan. 20 Bridal Expo there will be a two-hour bridal gown sale for brides who

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CRIMESTOPPERS MONTH TEAMWORK: By working TOGETHER we can help make Prince George a SAFER CITY PG Crime Stopper President, Jack Hooper, talks with several other Board members in preparation for the 2012 Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament. The event was a major fundraiser and about 100 participants had a fun day of golf and a steak dinner. Each golfer got at least one prize and a goody bag to round out the day. This year’s Golf Tournament starts at noon on June 1, 2013 so register early.

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Ladies and fellow gold diggers, there really is gold in them thar hills. I just found out that little nugget from an (unsolicited) e-mail sent to me by Jennifer Gwynn who has a matchmaking website. Her topic is: New Survey Reveals the Top Ski Resorts to Find a Sugar Daddy in North America. And here I was looking for rich older men in all the wrong places - on cruises, at private gold (oops, typo) golf clubs, gala fundraisers and my dentist’s office. No wonder I’m still single. Gwynn makes it sound so easy. Just head to your local ski resort, don the latest designer apres-ski wear, and do your best imitation of a powder puff. The survey shows Whistler, B.C. tops the list of best places to find a sugar daddy. No surprise there. The only other Canadian destination on the list and worth its sugar is Banff, Alberta at number seven. Aspen, Colorado, playground to movie stars and

other famous people with “Skiing is an expensive photogenic faces, lags hobby, a luxury that is behind our increasingly difBanff “hot ficult to afford. Tea spot” at numLift tickets in ber nine. North America with So where oh cost on average Teresa where is our $56 for a oneown Tabor day lift pass but Mountain the good resorts TERESAMALLAM range from $70 Ski Resort or Purden Ski to $100 for one Village? Not on the list. I day of skiing. This doesn’t think that we should get incude flights, transportain on the action. Maybe let tion, lodging, equipment the owners know about the rental, food and drinks. survey and how they can So what’s an aspiring ski attract more sugar daddies bunny to do? Why, get a on skis because it stands sugar daddy of course.” to reason their profits will Hear, hear. Sure, there snowball. Just saying. will be “real” women out Somewhere out there on there gliding down the the slopes, on fresh snow hills beside or in front of that sparkles like diamonds their male counterparts (don’t let the hoarfrost fool but the big thing is, don’t you), there are rich men get intimidated. You’re not showing off their slalom here to master the slopes, style when they could be you’re there to find a Sugar spending more time – and Daddy. And they won’t be money – snuggling up with easy to spot because everysnow bunnies. thing is white including So let it snow, let it snow, their hair. let it snow. I’m no novice to downGwynn makes her case hill skiing but I found out for sugar daddy seekers. it’s harder to hook a man

on the slopes than it is in a boat. When I was engaged, my husband liked to fish so like many future wives I pretended to enjoy the summer ritual of impaling wriggling worms on a hook for my trolling husband. The hook was set. Then he lured me from the big city to Quesnel where his latest hobby was skiing. Lodge owner Lars Fosberg greeted us at Troll Resort (on the way to Wells, B.C.) and told me I would be perfect for the (bunny hill) Snow White. He turned to my husband, an experienced skier, and said, “And you’d probably like Thumper.” Don’t ever think all fairy tales, especially those at Troll Resort, have happy endings. On the way up, the belt of my designer “ski bunny” down-filled hot pink jacket got caught up on the T-bar and by the time it came loose, I was on (?) Thumper with only one way down. And no sugar daddy to save me.

Stephen Jensen named new bishop The Diocese of Prince George has had a new bishop appointed. On Jan. 3 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Gerald Wiesner, O.M.I. as Bishop of Prince George. He named as his successor Reverend Msgr. Stephen Jensen. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Bishop Wiesner has been responsible for the Diocese of Prince George for the past 19 years and had offered his resignation when reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law. Jensen was born in North Vancouver and he attended St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario where he received his Master of Divinity in 1979. From 1984 to 1998 he was a pastor in three parishes: Immaculate Conception in Vancouver, St. Ann’s in Abbotsford and Corpus Christi, Vancouver. In 2001 he earned his doctorate in education specializing in educational leadership. Jensen was a trustee of Vancouver College and St. Thomas More Collegiate schools and a member of the

board of the theological school St. Mark’s College and the undergraduate liberal arts program Corpus Christi College (both are affiliated with UBC). The Diocese of Prince George cov-

ers an area in the northern half of B.C. which covers 345,000 square kilometres and includes cities such as Fort St. John, Terrace and Chetwynd. It is one of five Roman Catholic dioceses in British Columbia.

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The Prince George Spruce Kings’ offence has run dry. Six games into a stretch of eight consecutive road games, the team has managed a 3-3 record over the period despite scoring only eight times. They were blanked twice, yet managed to win one of three games on the weekend, a 2-1 triumph over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday. The Spruce Kings hope roster moves this week will spark their attack. Thursday marked the B.C. Hockey League trade deadline. One of the recent changes to the team’s lineup comes with the addition of forward David Stephens. Stephens, a 19-year-old Whitehorse product, arrived in Prince George on Monday. Stephens had been in contact with the organization since last month. He has a connection to the city through the B.C. Major Midget League’s Cariboo Cougars. A spot in the lineup opened up when forward Tanner Fjellstrom informed general manager Mike Hawes he would leave the team to focus on his postsecondary education. Stephens is expected to be in the Spruce Kings lineup this weekend. They play a pair of road games in the Lower Mainland,

meeting the Chilliwack Chiefs tonight and Coquitlam Express on Saturday. “He looks like he’s a good player. He sees the ice well, he moves the puck well, he’s a good passer of the puck,” Spruce Kings head coach Dave Dupas said following the team’s morning skate on Wednesday. “Hopefully he and (Lyndon) Martell together can get some of that chemistry that they’ve had in the past, on the major midget team, and go from there.” Stephens, Martell and Tyson Witala are 1993born forwards who played midget hockey together in Prince George. The connections played no small role in leading Stephens to the Spruce Kings. As a 1994-born Prince George product, Fjellstrom was a recognized name in the hockey community. While he may have been happy with the Spruce Kings, Dupas said they were willing to work with him. “He’s a smart hockey player, he has good hands and given an opportunity he can score,” he said. “The problem that he had was his skating. He needed to get a little bit quicker. He needed to work on his skating a little bit.” Criticism comes with the territory of being a head coach. Dupas defended his position on Wednesday. “My job is to put the best team on the ice every night, that I believe is the

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Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Kirk Thompson gets ready to stop a shot by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Evan Tironese during their B.C. Hockey League game on Saturday evening in Port Alberni. With a 35-save performance, Thompson was named the game’s first star in a 2-1 Spruce Kings victory. best team. There’s going to be other guys, other people, that will think that it’s wrong and sometimes maybe it is wrong. But I have to go by what I believe is the right thing to do for the team, gives us the best chance to win and there’s no coach that isn’t doing that.” The Spruce Kings sport a record of 18 wins, 12 losses, one tie and five

overtime defeats (18-121-5). They’re third in the Mainland Division and, when Wednesday evening’s action began, were four points behind the division-leading Chiefs (22-11-1-1) and Surrey Eagles (21-10-1-3). The basement-dwelling Express (16-19-1-0) met the Eagles in Surrey on Wednesday night. The fourth-place Langley Riv-

ermen (15-14-1-5) round out the division. After Saturday night’s game, the Spruce Kings will return to the Coliseum, where they’ll play six of the following seven games. While his teammates have struggled to score, 20-year-old starting goalie Kirk Thompson has been marvellous between the pipes.

“We’re going to have to help him out,” Dupas said. “We’re going to have to put some pucks in the net. We have the players to do it. It showed earlier in the season that we can get scoring from pretty much everybody in our lineup, so it’s just a matter of rolling again, getting some confidence, quit squeezing the sticks and burying some pucks.”

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David Stephens is getting a new start in an old home. Returning to a city in which he played midget hockey, the 19-year-old Whitehorse product is excited about the opportunity he’s getting with the Prince George Spruce Kings. “I had a lot of success here with Trevor Sprague and the Cariboo Cougars,” said Stephens, referring to the head coach of the city’s B.C. Major Midget League team. “I had a

lot of fun here, great for a total of only 44 people and it’s nice games over nearly knowing people two and a half years coming back here. in the Canadian And it’s good knowHockey League, ing that the team two with the WHL’s is doing good this Edmonton Oil Kings year.” and the beginning of Stephens also this season with the hopes his Spruce QMJHL’s Moncton Kings experience is Wildcats. more positive from A combination of David Stephens a personal perspec- Spruce Kings injuries and limited tive than what he’s ice time resulted in a endured since gradlack of opportunity uating from the Cariboo pro- for Stephens at the major junior gram in 2010. Stephens dressed level. He returned to Whitehorse

for Christmas and informed the Wildcats he wouldn’t return to Moncton. Stephens’ injuries included a torn MCL with Moncton earlier this season, and a few concussions in his second year with the Oil Kings. The Oil Kings and Wildcats are competitive teams in which fitting Stephens into the equation proved challenging. While the Spruce Kings announced the acquisition this week, Stephens noted that he’d already contacted the team. He stayed in touch with former

midget hockey teammate Lyndon Martell, a forward on the Spruce Kings. By joining the CHL, Stephens eliminated any opportunity of landing an NCAA Division 1 scholarship. But he can still get up to three years of education covered through the CHL’s Canadian university tuition program. Stephens plans to bring speed into the Spruce Kings lineup. “I see myself as more of a playmaker than a goal scorer, but I can still put the puck in the net.”


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Cariboo Cougars back home for pair The Cariboo Cougars are back on home ice for another hockey doubleheader this weekend. The B.C. Major Midget League squad welcomes the North Island Silvertips to CN Centre. The teams will play on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The Cougars sit

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(22-2-2) and six behind the second-place Okanagan Rockets (20-24). With a 6-14-4 mark, North Island sits in eighth place. The Cariboo squad is coming off a homeice doubleheader split against the Valley West Hawks. After they defeated the visitors 3-1 on Saturday, the

Cougars fell short by a 4-2 score on Sunday. After meeting the Silvertips this weekend, the Cougars will prepare to battle the Greater Vancouver Canadians. The teams will meet on Jan. 19 and 20 in Langley, part of another showcase weekend. The weekend includes the BCMML All-Star

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Game on Jan. 18. Six Cariboo players were selected to represent the league at the all-star game: goalie Nathan Warren; forwards Liam Blackburn, Braiden Epp and Ryan Forbes; defencemen Nick Headrick and Stephen Penner.

COUGARS Coming off a pair of losses during the week, the Prince George Cougars have returned home. The Cats meet the Kamloops Blazers in a Western Hockey League doubleheader,

tonight and Saturday (7 p.m. at CN Centre). The Cougars are coming off a two-game road set against the U.S. Division’s Portland Winterhawks. They lost both games, 6-4 on Tuesday and 3-0 on Wednesday. The Cougars sport a record of 12 wins, 24 losses, one overtime setback and four shootout defeats (12-24-1-4). With 29 points, they’re ninth in the 10-team Western Conference. After meeting the Blazers, the Cougars will prepare for a three-game Central Division road swing.

BASKETBALL With students back in class after the holiday break, the high school basketball season has also resumed. This weekend, D.P. Todd Secondary plays host to a senior boys tournament. Trojan Wars runs on Friday and Saturday. The first game of the tournament, between the Duchess Park Condors and Kelly Road Roadrunners, is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

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Cariboo Cougars forwards Brad Morrison, right, and Kirk Hards battle in the faceoff circle with the Valley West Hawks’ Mitch Newsome during their BC Hockey Major Midget League game on Sunday at CN Centre. The Hawks downed the Cougars 4-2.

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Perhaps there was more interest with Canada at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia because the team was under an increased spotlight due to the NHL lockout. However, fans appeared to be less interested in the World Juniors because of the early-morning start times in Canada. For the first time, I did not watch a full Canadian game live because of the time change and knowing the results ahead of time, I was content to just watch the high (low) lights rather than the television replay. It’s interesting the streaks or peaks and valleys for Canada in this tournament, which was reflective of past teams and championships. There were the five straight gold med-

als from 1993 to 97 tainly a local presence followed by the seven with Kitimat-born consecutive years of and P.G.-raised Don non-gold from 1998 to Nachbaur, coach of the 2004. Spokane CanaChiefs, dian supe- Hart one of riority was Beat three back with assistants five more HARTLEYMILLER under gold from Steve 2005 to Spott. 09 but now the critics The assistants never have resurfaced with get credit for wins, but the last four years not on the other hand, do producing a first-place not take the blame for finish. losses. In addition, the In a short tournaCanadian streak of ment like this, responwinning a medal in sibility lies with the 14 consecutive years head coach and Spott came to an end, which certainly was lamis puzzling considering basted, particularly Canada did not lose in for the slow Canadian the round robin and starts in each of the the Canadians had a last two games, which “stacked team� since were the crucial ones none of the eligible in the tournament. players were playing I am not sure in the NHL because of whether Nachbaur will the labour dispute. ever get his chance Coaching and goalto be head coach of tending always come the national juniors, under the microscope but history shows his for criticism when teams are generally Canada loses on the motivated and preinternational stage. pared, something that This year was certainly on the outside seemed no different. to be lacking with this While Prince George year’s team. There was had no players consimply too much talent nected to this year’s for Team Canada to team there was cerfinish in fourth place.

Nachbaur is one of just four men to coach over 1,000 career games in the WHL. With longevity generally comes success. At the age of 53 (54 on Jan. 30), he likely will never get an opportunity to become an NHL head coach as his strength comes from dealing with topnotch junior players. Canada still has the best players but the gap in competition has narrowed to a point that up to five other countries are capable of winning. Many of the American and European players enhance their skills by playing in the Canadian Major Junior Leagues. For Canada to return to the top of the podium, all of the little things must be perfected, because in elimination games, it’s not just which team has the most talent. And those small details may very well include having a coach of Nachbaur’s credentials. FROM THE QUOTE RACK: Sources say Tim was unhappy because he felt

Pilot wants women to soar She set her goals sky high. Amy Somers, 26, has been flying the skies for eight years. She got her wings in 2005 and now has 1,000 flying hours under her belt. Somers wants to share her passion with other women. “Aviation is not yet a women’s world. Right now only about five per cent of pilots are women – but I think that’s because many women Photo contributed think that learning to fly is not Pilot Amy Somers at the conattainable for them. They’re afraid trols during one of her flights. they won’t be able to do it, so they don’t try.� instructor with Guardian AeroTraining does require time and space. skill and its cost can be relatively In the meantime, she hopes to expensive, she agrees. Somers was interest other women in becomhelped with a scholarship through ing air pilots, so she’s starting up a her Air Cadet program, although local chapter of Women in Aviation she says most students pay their International (WAI). own way. Despite the name, the club wel“The average cost of a private comes male members although pilot licence is about $10,000 with women are the prime focus, Somers ground school costing about $450 says. (plus tax) and then there’s the flyFor more information about ing time. There are scholarship Women in Aviation International, programs open to students. You you can visit their website at www. have to take (at least) a 40-hour wai.org. course and then you write a test in Check out www.guardianaerofour subjects: general knowledge, space.net. You can sign up for WAI meteorology, air law and navigaby calling Amy Somers at 250-944tion. People have the most trouble 0605 or Guardian Aerospace office with the navigation part.� at 250-567-2655 to pre-register. For now, Somers is working as First meeting is January 19 at a charter pilot and flight 2 p.m.

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she was using him – and coach Rex Ryan wasn’t. Jay Leno of NBC, on the reason Tim Tebow ended a two-month relationship with supermodel Camilla Belle. Major League Baseball has announced that teams will now use cellphones to communicate between the dugout and the bullpen. League officials said they were going to implement this a few years ago but couldn’t get a plan with enough minutes to account for Tony LaRussa. Comedy writer Marc Ragovin of New York Guinness World Records confirmed a train made of chocolate in Brussels is the longest chocolate structure in the world. The previous record holder was John Daly. Contributor Bill Littlejohn of South Lake Tahoe, California Is there some unwritten rule that Staples Center in Los Angeles can only be home to one good NBA team at a time? ••• The NHL lockout is over, which means that most Americans can get back to ignoring hockey games. Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California (www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com) The Toronto Maple Leafs are said to be interested in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo and would be willing to part with one of their scoring forwards. The Canucks have rejected the offer saying Luongo had more points than most of the players offered. Contributor Derek Wilken of Calgary (smacksport.blogspot. com) NASA is reportedly testing new insomniafighting lighting on the space station to help occupants stay awake. Interested potential customers include the Washington Wizards, Chicago Cubs and Toronto Maple Leafs. Comedy writer RJ Currie (www.Sportsdeke.com) Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for Opinion 250. Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to hmiller@94xfm.com. Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller


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UNBC Timberwolves forward Emily Kaehn, right, and Saskatchewan Huskies guard Riley Humbert scramble for a loose ball during Canada West women’s basketball action on Dec. 1 at the Northern Sport Centre. The 2013 portion of the Timberwolves’ regular-season schedule begins tonight at the University of Regina.

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The UNBC women’s basketball team has already faced a lot of challenges in its inaugural Canada West season. At 3-7, they’ve fallen short in a lot of those tests. Yet tonight may mark the most difficult one so far. The Timberwolves are preparing to hit the floor at the University of Regina against the second-ranked team in the country. This week’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport top-10 list had the Regina Cougars behind only one team. Another member of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, the Fraser Valley Cascades top the Jan. 8 rankings. “They’re ranked in the top three in the country for a reason,” Timberwolves head coach Loralyn Murdoch says of the Cougars. “They’re very, very strong and it’s going to be a battle. We have to be really, really prepared to play a very physical game in their gym. That’s just how

it is. We’re playing in the best league in Canada, so you have to expect that.” Saturday represents a different animal. The Timberwolves wrap up the weekend Prairie Division swing against the winless Brandon Bobcats, who carry an 0-10 mark into this weekend. The Timberwolves will need to raise their game to have a chance of defeating the Cougars. Against the Bobcats, the challenge will be not taking the opposition lightly. “Records aren’t necessarily indicative of how good or balanced a team is,” Murdoch says. Murdoch points out that all of her players are healthy entering the two-game trip. It’s a good thing since, with only 10 players, they have one of the smallest CIS rosters this season. The Timberwolves, who played a couple of exhibition games in the Lower Mainland between Christmas and New Year’s Day, haven’t played a regular-season contest since Dec. 1. They lost that game, a 92-70 defeat at home against

the Saskatchewan Huskies. They’re riding a five-game losing streak and will also try for their first road victory this weekend. They’re 0-4 in games away from the Northern Sport Centre. “I think (the players) are excited,” Murdoch says. “It was really nice for all of us to meet up and play those games after Christmas so that kind of got us back going.” Along with their male counterparts, the women will fly to Regina today and stay in the Saskatchewan city overnight. Saturday morning they’ll board a bus to travel from Regina to Brandon, Man. On Sunday, they’ll fly home from Winnipeg.

MEN Todd Jordan is looking forward to resuming the Canada West regular season. The UNBC Timberwolves head coach knows that while they sport a better record than their opposition this weekend, it doesn’t mean road wins will come easy. The Timberwolves (5-5) play the Regina Cougars (3-7) tonight and Brandon

Bobcats (2-8) on Saturday. Their games will follow the female contests. “(The Cougars) have got some big bodies up front, a couple of big post players with some good size, and a couple of guards who can really shoot the ball,” Jordan says. Jordan calls the Bobcats more athletic than the Cougars. “You can’t really take anyone lightly in this league. They’re both good teams. They’re capable of beating anybody.” Brandon met UNBC in the consolation semifinals of the Wesmen Classic exhibition tournament in Winnipeg from Dec. 28 to 30. Brandon won that game 87-73, but Jordan says it was a sloppy affair for both teams. Fifth-year guard Jose Araujo is attending his brother’s wedding, and won’t be in the UNBC lineup this weekend. After returning to Prince George, the Timberwolves will prepare for a Thursday evening home game against the Winnipeg Wesmen.

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CONTINUING STUDIES Risk Management Certificate Risk Management involves a comprehensive study and review of the loss exposures facing an organization. It deals with the management and treatment of accidental and business losses which can seriously affect an organization’s normal operation if not handled in an effective manner.

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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Certificate The GIS Certificate is designed to meet the requirements of natural resource industries, the public sector, and First Nations organizations for skilled people in the rapidly growing field of Geographic Information Systems. The modules will give participants a broad understanding of GIS and how it can help them within their organization. The modules also provide a great refresher for those with GIS experience who want to upgrade their skills.

The Global Risk Management Institute is the governing body that determines standards, sponsors education programs, and controls the professional designations for the Canadian Risk Management Certificate. Starts January 18th, 2013! Visit www.unbc.ca/continuingstudies to register!

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Occupational Health and Safety is a specialized field that focuses on the health and safety needs of employees and the impact of the workplace on the environment. Industry, government, First Nations, and businesses require professionals who can anticipate, assess, and communicate risks, as well as develop programs designed to improve health in the work environment. Starts January 25th, 2013. Visit www.unbc.ca/continuingstudies to register! We are currently planning a 9 week intensive certificate. If you are interested please contact us.

Project Management Certificate If you want to advance your career, UNBC’s Certificate in Project Management is your next step. This program is designed with a key principle in mind: exceptional value with high-quality training and education in a conveniently-scheduled nine module program. This program includes important aspects meant to boost your career potential. Course materials compliant with The Project Management Institute (PMI®). Modules are scheduled in short intensive sessions two or three days in length, approximately every three weeks. This schedule is meant to minimize interruption to work and personal life and provide time between sessions to integrate learned skills into real-life projects. You will complete your training and be prepared for the PMP Exam in less than one year. Prince George intake Starts January 27th, 2013. Terrace intake starts February 2nd, 2013.

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Certificate in Management Excellence and Supervisory Excellence UNBC Continuing Studies offers two different management certificates, the Certificate in Management Excellence for individuals already in a management position and the Certificate in Supervisory Excellence designed for individuals who are hoping to move into supervisory positions, or are very new into supervisory positions. Both certificates are workshop-based, and consist of a combination of required core and elective workshops. Individuals will need to complete a total of 140 hours (approximately 20 days) of workshop-based training to complete their certificates. This format allows individuals

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If you would like to provide your staff with specific learning opportunities while developing their management skills then look no further. UNBC Continuing Studies can work with your organization to develop an industry-specific management certificate through strategic elective development. Visit www.unbc.ca/continuingstudies for workshop dates and times! Upcoming Supervisor and Management workshops (all times 8:30 4:30 unless otherwise noted) Managing Multiple and Changing Priorities Date: February 14, 2013 (Thu) The Purpose and Role of a Board of Directors Date: Feb 26, 2013 (Tue) Minute-Taking Standards and Related Issues Date: March 5, 2013 (Tue) Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified Date: March 6, 2013 (Wed) Performance Leadership Date: March 7 – 8, 2013 (Thu & Fri) Emotional Intelligence - Value in the Workplace Date: March 20, 2013 (Wed) MBTI Certification Program Date: April 22 – 25, 2013 (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thu)

Fitness Leadership Certificate UNBC’s Fitness Leadership Certificate will prepare students for certification with any of the following fitness professional accreditation agencies: Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES), Canadian Fitness Professionals (Canfitpro), British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA, the provincial branch of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance) This certificate is structured for the short intensive evenings. Starts January 26th, 2013. Visit www.unbc.ca/ continuingstudies to register!

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Wildland Firefighting Training Certificate This two-week certificate will provide participants with the skills and training to gain employment as a wildland firefighter up to a Type II standard in the province of BC. The program will provide real employment opportunities for First Nations, forestry workers, and individuals looking for job opportunities in this industry. Employers will be onsite during the last day of the program to interview potential applicants. Prince George intake starts May 6th, 2013 Kamloops intake starts June 3rd, 2013 Food and accommodations are available upon request. Visit www.unbc.ca/continuingstudies to register!

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Mental Health and Addictions Certificate This program is geared toward individuals working in the field of mental health and addictions, who may or may not have training in the field of Nursing, Social Work or Psychology, and will provide them with the basic skills and resources required to practice in this field. The combination of five courses that are offered as part of the certificate are designed to support the recommendations that are outlined by the provincial government in the area of training for mental health and addictions. All components will be delivered with a focus on individuals currently employed in the field of mental health and addictions.

The Wildland Firefighting Training Program is a three-week program that provides participants with the skills and training to gain employment as a wildland firefighter in the province of BC at no cost to the participant. Prince George starts April 8th, 2013 Terrace starts March 18th, 2013 Quesnel starts May 15th, 2013 Eligibility: Contact Continuing Studies (cstudies@unbc.ca, 250.960.5980) to see if you are eligible for this program.

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Youth Services: Youth Care Worker – Full Time and Auxiliary Positions Closing date: January 21, 2013 at 12 Noon A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s website 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 Applications will be accepted until dates noted on postings, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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The Northwest’s leading Jeweller is looking for Full and Part Time

Sales Associates

Retail sales experience an asset but will train candidates who desire a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resumes in person to Janie at the Pine Centre Mall or to Dennis in Spruceland Shopping Centre

Mechanic/Technician for our Marine Division

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Theresa Arnold Merritt Herald 2090 Granite Ave. Merritt , BC V1K 1B8 Phone: (250) 378-4241 Fax: (250) 378-6818 Email: publisher@merrittherald.com

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HMC Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor in the Interior of British Columbia, is looking for a Trade Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic or a Commercial Transport Mechanic and a 2nd, 3RD or 4th Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice for Quesnel, BC, North Cariboo Area. These positions are 12-month per year positions, full time status . HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC OR COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC QUESNEL, B.C. 12 MONTH PER YEAR POSITION Required qualiÀcations include: • Trade Journeyman CertiÀcate in Heavy Duty Mechanics’ or Commercial Transport. • Valid BC Driver’s license and positive driving record with the ability to obtain a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s license with air endorsement when required. • Physically Àt and capable of performing job requirements. • Wages and beneÀt package as per the BCGEU Collective Agreement. APPRENTICE HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC 2nd, 3RD OR 4TH YEAR QUESNEL, BC 12 MONTHS PER YEAR This Apprenticeship Position is requires registration in a Contract of Apprenticeship, as well as scheduled attendance at a Technical Training Facility, and successful completion of the technical training modules. In order to be considered for this training opportunity, applicants must meet the following basic requirements: • Proven mechanical aptitude and ability. • Completion of 2nd or 3rd year apprentice training/ certiÀcation in the mechanical Àeld. • Valid BC Driver’s license and positive driving record with the ability to obtain a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s license with air endorsement when required. • Ability to learn, apply and follow safe work practices. • The pay structure during the Apprenticeship is based on ITAC designation and the Collective Agreement. How to Apply: QualiÀed applicants are invited to submit resumes along with a photocopy of driver’s license, an up to date driver’s abstract and references to: HMC Services Inc. #103 1121 McFarlane Way, Merritt, BC V1K 1B9 Fax: 250-378-4209 Attn: Personnel Manager Or via email: laura.christy@hmcservices.ca

Food Handlers • Volunteers Care Givers • In Home Now accepting registration:

FoodSafe Level 1 Sat. Jan 12th IMSS Building 1270 - 2nd Ave.

Wed. Jan 23rd AiMHi Building 950 Kerry St.

Sat. Feb 9th IMSS Building 1270-2nd Ave

Classes Run 8:30–5:00pm Group Rates Available

Diane Rosebrugh & Dick Rosebrugh, B.Ed.

ABC Foodsafe School

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Fax: 250-563-2572

Large recreational dealer, carrying Arctic Cat, Honda, Mercury and Kawasaki products is looking for a

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• Proficiency with InDesign and Photoshop are required, as is a background in the community newspaper industry. • Previous experience in the community newspaper industry • Own transportation required. Please apply to:

Northern Deck (division of Gardewine Group Inc.) is expanding and looking for you to join our team. You must have experience handling & transporting LTL flat deck freight. We have available both regional (Alberta/BC) and long-haul (Canada only) runs. We offer a competitive pay package in a sound business environment, with more home time. Please contact: Driver Services Fax #: (403)-569-4014 Phone: 1-800-665-7340 Ext. 3705 1-403-569-4011 Email: driving@gardewine.com

We offer a great working environment with an excellent benefits package & competitive wage for the successful applicant. We are willing to assist in moving expenses. Please reply to: Greg Delaronde: General Manager email: sales@neidenterprises.com or fax: 250.635.5050

The Merritt Herald, an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper published in the Nicola Valley, is seeking an editor. The editor will manage a newsroom of one reporter and both will be responsible for all aspects of getting the newspaper to press — writing, editing, taking photographs and laying out using InDesign. The successful candidate will be community-oriented and have a serious interest in current events — locally, provincially, nationally and globally. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with some experience in journalism, one who works well with others in an office setting, one who thirsts for an opportunity to improve their skills while helping to mentor those around them, one whose copy of CP Style is dog-eared and one who has a passion for new ideas. Qualifications

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Employment Help Wanted 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.

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. WANTED SHORT Logger and Hayrack logging truck off highway and highway hauls for work till end of March. Call 604-819-3393.

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Are you unhappy with Weight? Smoking? Anxiety? Self Esteem? Eating Disorders? Confidence? Phobias? Your Sexuality? FOR APPOINTMENT CALL

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Home Care/Support Looking to hire 3 care aids for private residence. Full & part time, days, eves, & weekends. No ticket required. Call (250)552-4950

Services

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

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

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EARN MONEY $$ Paper Routes Available Delivery Days Wednesday and Friday Call 250-564-0005 Ask for Circulation Department Prince George

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Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Rentals

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Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

5 1/2 foot mature corn plant $25.00 250-596-1220

Carriage Lane Estates

Commercial/ Industrial

Cars - Sports & Imports

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd.

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Paint Special 3 Rooms $589 incl. prem qlty paint, your color choices, 2 coats, filled nail holes. Ceiling & trim extra. Free Est. HB Tech 250-6496285

Upholstery Complete upholstery tools & supplies for sale! Call (250)992-9386

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Misc. Wanted

Merchandise for Sale

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

$100 & Under

Real Estate

Cache Creek: mobile home in seniors park. 14x66 mobile, 12x66 addition. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appl, water softener & osmosis water. 12x12 shed & garden area, new hot tub. $96,500 OBO. Call 1(250)4579631

Rentals

$200 & Under Firewood, driest wood in town split & delivered $180/cord (250)964-2020

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Close to CNC and shopping

(250)563-3093 HILLSBOROUGH Apts Newly Updated, spacious 3 bdrm apts. Clean, quiet, secure entrance. No Dogs. $850 per month includes H/W -Utilities extra Available Jan 1st

Phone 250-596-4555

Mobile Homes & Parks

Like new, leather-look, turquoise chair from The Brick $100 Ph 250-596-1220

2 & 3 BDRM TOWNHOUSES

Apt/Condo for Rent

Midtowne

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

To Rent Call:

250-561-1447 HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Large 1 & 2 bdrm suites Hardwood floors throughout Heat & Hot water included

1575 Queensway 250-596-9484

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

CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL • RETA Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

Suites, Lower Brand new 2 bed bst. suite. Hydro & gas included. Shared laundry, parking for 1 vehicle. $900 per month. Available Jan lst 250-981-6185

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2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI 3 DOOR 2.0L Turbo 1-4, Auto, Loaded, Financing as low as 0.9% APR on approved credit. Only 1,988 kms. Sale $27,500 DL# 31221

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Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228 www.hubcitymotors.com

Off Road Vehicles 2010 Polaris 550 Sportsman ATV 511 kms. Only been on gravel logging roads. When purchased $11,500.00 plus $500 in after market items (Warn winch, windshield, mirrors, camo saddle and rear bags, gun boot and holder plus cover. REDUCED to $8000 Serious inquiries only. 250-562-3747

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Looking for long-term rental, country home with natural gas & wood heat. 10-15 kms from town, bus route necessary. Will pay up to 3 mo in advance. Call (250)962-8226

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Literacy Art Calendars are a joint fundraiser between the Prince George Public Library and the Community Arts Council. 100% of proceeds are shared between these two groups. The calendars feature local luminaries like MLA and Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond, UNBC President Dr. George Iwama and former Mayor Colin Kinsley (and many more) with their faces painted as works of art by local artists. All the painted figures have literary themes and are quite striking to look at. These limited edition calendars are $25 and can be purchased from both branches of the public library, Studio 2880, UNBC Bookstore, Hubbell Jewellers, the Citizen newspaper, Direct Art, University Hospital library and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.


ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‥Offers apply to the purchase, finance or lease of 2013 GMC Sierra Ext Cab 1500/2013 GMC Terrain. Freight ($1,600/$1,550) included in purchase, finance and lease prices and payments. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2013 GMC Terrain. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $139 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offers are unconditionally interest-free. ‥Based on a 0.9%, 24/48 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 GMC Sierra 1500/Terrain. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade may be required. ≠$7,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Sierra Light Duty Ext/Crew, for retail customers only. See your GM dealer for details. **Valid at participating GM dealerships in Canada only. Retail customers only. Offer ranges from 750 to 3,000 AIR MILESŽ reward miles, depending on model purchased. No cash value. Offer may not be combined with certain other AIR MILES promotions or offers. See your participating GM dealer for details. Offer expires February 28, 2013. Please allow 4–6 weeks after the Offer end date for reward miles to be deposited to your AIR MILESŽ Collector Account. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this Offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Miles are issued by LoyaltyOne Inc. and are subject to the terms and conditions of the AIR MILES Reward Program. Ž™Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and General Motors of Canada Limited.

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