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Symphony of wires High voltage power lines crisscross the country and create a visual performance worthy of the stage. However, many are concerned about the danger of living under all that energy. Annie Gallant photo

Barnett secures Cariboo North NDP nomination AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter

Duncan Barnett has secured the position of NDP candidate for Cariboo North. The decision was announced Sunday afternoon after Barnett and NDP hopeful Sushil Thapar spoke in front of close to 200 supporters at the Legion. “I really appreciate the

confidence placed in me,” Barnett said. “I hope you can look back and say I earned it. I will work hard for you.” Barnett was a CRD director for 10 years and has owned and operated a ranch near Williams Lake for nearly two decades. “Duncan will be a great candidate for Cariboo North,” BC NDP leader Adrian Dix said.

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“He knows the issues in the constituency and has been working hard in the community for many years.” Dix also spoke to his party’s plans to focus on engaging people in their right to vote, rather than “attacks ads.” “Fifty-five percent of the province did not vote [in the last provincial election],” he said. “Negative campaigns are

turning people off.” Dix said his party’s campaign strategy is to focus on the issues and how they plan to address them. “We have core economic issues,” he said, adding they can be broken down into three categories. “One, society and our economy isn’t as productive as it used to be,” he said, noting raw log exports.

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“Two, we have more inequality today then we have had in decades,” Dix said, adding B.C.’s rates are the highest in the nation. Dix outlined sustainability as the third economic issue, pointing to the mountain pine beetle issue and protecting the environment while building communities and creating jobs. Dix also spoke to edu-

cation and the need to reinstate funding because “investing in higher education is investing in the future.” Dix then urged supporters to “get involved” in any way they could. “These seats [Cariboo] are essential in winning the provincial election,” he said. “In order to bring about change, we have to win here.”

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MORE THAN EVER... In this difficult economic climate, I make sure to shop locally! By doing so, I save jobs and I save businesses!

What would volunteering feel like to you? Quesnel Self Advocates would like to say ThAnk you to everyone for the Christmas donations and making our event possible.

Ammonia leak The Twin Arenas re-opened Saturday morning, after an ammonia leak Friday afternoon. “City staff have repaired the ice plant and are satisfied with the safety of the system,” a city release states. At approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, there was an ammonia leak at the Twin Arenas. The facility was immediately evacuated,and the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded and secured the scene. The leak was capped by around 4 p.m. There were no reports of injuries. Here, one youth protects his nose and throat from the fumes. Karen Powell photo

Solid waste plan The Cariboo Regional District endorsed the final draft of the Updated Solid Waste Management Plan. The plan had recently been presented to the municipalities of 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake for their review and to provide comments and approvals. The Solid Waste Management Plan will now be submitted to the Ministry of Environment for legislated approval and final adoption by the province.

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We will have on site for the Family Challenge: (note the change from Adult Winter Challenge)

Must participate in 4/8 to be eligible for the prize draws. 1. Snowshoeing 2. Skating on the pond 3. Sledding 4. Snow Golf 5. Cross Country Skiing 6. Country Walk 7. Find the Avalanche Beacon 8. Hockey

“Bring your reusable mug” as Carnival is going “green”

Winter Carnival February 2, 2013 1:00 – 5:00pm

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Crafts Centre for Children will run in 45 minute segments, sign up at the Lawn Bowling Entrance for your time: • Face Painting • Crazy Toques • Carnival Masks


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PMT Chartered Accountants/Business Advisors LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2013, Ronald E. Rasmussen Inc., Chartered Accountant has joined PMT. Since 1952, PMT has been providing independent professional services to a broad variety of clients in the Cariboo through its offices in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. While we have the strength of multiple offices, each office has local owners that make decisions that make sense for our local clients. Our Quesnel office will be led by David MacNicol, CA, and Debbie Wiens, CGA, who are both residents of Quesnel. Ron Rasmussen will continue on with the office as an Associate and will be providing assistance with clients’ accounting needs. David has over 17 years of professional public practice experience including 12 years with an international accounting firm. For the past 7 years, David has worked exclusively with private owner managed companies, proprietorships and individuals in a wide variety of industry sectors. Debbie has been working in public practice in Quesnel since 1990. She obtained her CGA designation in 1998 and has been providing accounting services to a variety of clients in the community.

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Good to go Although tempuratures have dropped slightly, the river trails have stayed nice and clear, ensuring Quesnel residents are able to take full advantage of the wonderful trail system. Even though the trails are mostly clear, make sure you stay safe and look out for ice patches.

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Dr. Adams to speak at CNC about aboriginal health issues Interested in Aboriginal Health in our community? Come to the College of New Caledonia Quesnel, Thursday morning, 10 a.m. for a talk by Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Provincial Health Officer with responsibility for Aboriginal health. Dr. Evans’ talk is Update on Tripartite work in First Nations Health, a presentation on the changing landscape of First Nations health services delivery in B.C. The talk will be for one hour. 


In April 2012, Dr. Adams was appointed Deputy Provincial Health Officer with responsibility for Aboriginal health. In this role, he supports the work of the Provincial Health Officer, reports on the health of Aboriginal people in B.C. and supports the development and operations of the First Nations Health Authority.  He is the past-president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and is currently the Director of the Division of

Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, UBC Department of Family Practice. Along with his medical degree, he has a Master’s of Public Health.  He is from the Coast Salish Sliammon Band near Powell River, B.C. He also has a career as an actor. Quesnel residents might be familiar with his roles in the Emmy-winning TVmovie Lost in the Barrens, Curse of the Viking Grave and in

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Some people still use cotton-tipped applicator sticks to clean out their ears. Not a good idea. There’s a risk of puncturing the ear drum and pushing the wax in more deeply. Check with our pharmacists for safer ways of ear-cleaning. Glucosamine is often used at a dose of 500mg three times daily to lessen the pain of osteoarthritis. It does help some people and is available without a prescription. Give it at least three months to see if it works. If it is not helping by that time, it probably isn’t going to. Chicken soup is often used to aid in the recovery from viral conditions like colds. This idea goes back to 60 AD when the Greek physician Dioscorides recommended it for respiratory conditions. Does it work? Chicken meat contains the amino acid cysteine which is a mild decongestant. It’s worth a try. Cold sores are not caused by the common cold but by a virus called herpes simplex. They can be painful and unsightly and are contagious. They can be triggered by stress, sunlight, fever or menstruation. Some people get them twice yearly or oftener. As soon as you feel that tingling sensation on the lip, start treatment right away. Our pharmacists can you choose an appropriate product. Knowledgeable, approachable, dependable…our pharmacists are all this and more. Let us fill your next prescription or advise you on the choice of a needed non-prescription product.

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Better at Home is a United Way program that helps seniors continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple non-medical services like help with housekeeping and transportation to appointments. You are invited to a public meeting to provide input on how this program will be offered in Quesnel and which services are most important. If you are a senior, or you live or work with seniors, please come to this important meeting!!! Wednesday, January 30 Royal Canadian Legion in Quesnel 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Lunch and refreshments provided Transportation support is available on a limited basis. Please pre-register by phoning 250-992-9160 (, or

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uncan Barnett may have took the NDP candidacy for Cariboo North, but the real winner was democracy. New Democrat hopefuls, Barnett and Sushil Thapar both threw their hats in the provincial ring and while only one can represent the party, these two men showcased a true desire for change. It wasn’t about winning, it wasn’t about who spoke more eloquently or answered audience questions the most succinctly, it was about providing the electorate with a choice. With more than 200 in attendance this Sunday at the Legion, it was evident Cariboo North voters are taking an interest in the provincial spring election. Regardless of the outcome, Northerners ensured they spent a Sunday afternoon listening to these two men’s opinions, desire for change and a commitment to the people. And that’s what’s most important. Thapar rallied the crowd with his passion for reclaiming the land. “You are the real shareholders of this province,” he said to raucous cheers. Barnett had the crowd belly laughing with his “I’m not” introduction: “”I’m not a BC Liberal,” he said. “I’m not related to Donna Barnett.” NDP leader Adrian Dix captivated his supporters with his commitment to change. “It’s not enough to win because the current government is unpopular,” he said. “We need to change the way we do politics.” And regardless of your political stripe, the staggering statistic that 55 per cent of the province did not vote in the last provincial election is downright embarrassing. Both Thapar and Barnett deserve our congratulations and thanks. It’s far easier to sit back and demand change; it’s entirely different to stand up and take action. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

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Smart meter deniers’ last stand T

he news was trumpeted with alarm here on Vancouver Island, which along with the Gulf Islands is the heartland of tinfoilhat opposition to smart meters. Of the 140,000 power customers who didn’t have a wireless meter by the end of the year, many have simply refused. Now BC Hydro has sent letters informing them “we can no longer delay the installation of a new meter at your home.” “StopSmartMetersBC” sent out a panicky e-mail advising its resistance movement to brace against “storm trooper tactics” from BC Hydro staff, and urging phone and fax attacks on their local MLA office. “Anger and outrage should be expressed, in a quiet way, so that we don’t sound hysterical, but people are being threatened, police called, etc.,” the anonymous e-mail helpfully suggests. BC Hydro has also confirmed what I told you a few months ago. Those bogus locks, chicken wire cages and importantlooking signs, which were sold like modern-day snake oil, have no legal

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B.C. Views effect to prevent the utility from working on its own equipment. These obstacles to inspection have been and continue to be removed, along with dangerous growop bypasses and fiddled mechanical meters. The technical arguments against wireless meters have been demolished. False news reports and website claims still circulate, but no fires have been attributed to the installation of 1.7 million wireless meters in B.C. About 1,200 faulty meter bases have also been replaced at BC Hydro’s expense, and as crude power-theft bypasses have been removed, the incidence of electrical fires, already rare, has dropped substantially. Another popular myth is increased electricity bills. Yes, if your bypass is removed, your bill will go up. Like gas pumps, power meters are required by

insist they feel what science shows they don’t. Havas has appeared on TV “news” shows with “activist-entrepreneur” Kevin Byrne. His website appears to be a hub of cell tower and smart meter scare reports, but it’s interspersed with product pitches for EMF Solutions Canada, of which Byrne is coincidentally president. Then there’s “entrepreneur-activist” Rob Metzinger, president of something called Safe Living Technologies Inc. He doesn’t run a lurid scare website, but he’s appeared on CBC and CTV as some sort of authority. (The main hazard emanating from TVs these days is bad information.) As the election approaches, a fight is gearing up between the NDP and the B.C. Green Party for the ignorant, superstitious and angry vote. The Greens in particular have damaged their credibility in a desperate bid to quiet their own tinfoil-chapeau wing. There are bozo eruptions ahead. I’ll have more on that in a future column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press, tfletcher@


Your award winning community newspaper published Sunday & Wednesday The Quesnel Cariboo Observer was founded in August 1908. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction of contents, either in whole or part are not permitted without prior consent. Publications Mail Registration No. 1001572. Member of BCYCNA - British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper Association, CCNA - Canadian Community Newspaper Association & the BC Press Council. Published at 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A8. Phone 250-992-2121. Fax: 250-992-5229 email: Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

federal law to be accurate. Which brings us back to Team Tinfoil, which has been sold a cascading series of fantastic tales about the effect of wireless signals that are already ever-present in all modern communities. A Toronto-based expert group called Bad Science Watch has tackled claims of “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” headon. I highly recommend their 10-page report and qualifications at www. In plain language, with references to the best available scientific studies, it describes the double-blind tests that prove people who claim this sensitivity are not actually able to detect when they are or are not being exposed to wireless signals. No X-Men candidates have come forward. It also exposes key “activists” in Canada. The most prominent is Dr. Magda Havas, an associate professor at Trent University who has “developed a career denouncing the safety of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation.” She gives speeches, promotes her book and has worked with one David Stetzer to promote an “EMF filter” to sell to those who


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Waiting for spring This trusty little John Deere tractor is waiting with for spring’s first hay crop with implements already attached. All over the North Cariboo, winter has its steely grip on the landscape, however, remember, spring is less than three months away. Annie Gallant photo

Gold Pan City covered in emergency situations Editor: Many folk will have seen the excellent news clip on CBC News this past week regarding the use of ham radio during emergency situations. The clip reinforced what we ham operators are all about and that is in emergencies we can

Letters to the Editor

provide communications by various methods to ensure that urgent traffic flows to where it is required. The recent “SUPER SANDY” storm saw hundreds of cell phone towers destroyed thus causing total shutdowns in the use of

these devices. This inevitably caused chaos for all the various utilities that needed communication. Quesnel is fortunate to have a small team of dedicated ham operators who would step up to the plate if required to assist wherever possible.

Ham operators can provide communications by means of fixed antennas like beams, dipoles and even wires stretched across a garden or road or between trees. In dire circumstances one could take a radio outside, connect it to a battery and operate from

that location. Mobile operation is also legally permitted. Amateur radio is recognized worldwide for its ability to provide emergency communications and particularly in the USA which is subject to all types of weather extremes. No other organization

has that ability. Locally, we play our part in emergency exercises and have a good rapport with bodies such as the RCMP, fire departments and provincial authorities. J. Dudley Leather Emergency communications coordinator, Quesnel

Letters and emails must include full name and contact phone number and should be 250 words or less. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for clairity, brevity and legality. Letters to the Editor, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8 email: Ph: 250-992-2121 Fax: 250-992-5229 Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


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The family of Peggy Bryant sadly announces her passing on Jan. 9, 2013 at UNHBC in Prince George. There is comfort in knowing that Mom passed away peacefully, and only 6 days after her lifelong friend Mid Williams, a journey the two of them often talked about. Peggy was born July 5, 1920, in England, and in 1925, after the death of her father, Peggy and her Mom immigrated to Canada and made Vernon and area their home, it was here that Peggy’s sisters Molly and Audrey were born. Peggy married Idell Quesnel in 1940 and eventually they made Wells their home, where Peggy worked in the drug store. Daughter Edmee was born in 1957. Idell passed away in Jan. 1959. Peggy and Edmee moved to Nanaimo to be close to family but decided after about a year that they would move back to Wells. Peggy married Harvey Bryant in 1965 and continued to make Wells her home. Together they worked in the Lode theatre and at their many jobs

in Barkerville. They also volunteered with many organizations in Wells and enjoyed many activities in all the seasons. Peggy and Harvey retired to Quesnel in 1980. They took great pride in their flower and vegetable gardens. They also continued to be involved with different organizations, including the Seniors Centre, S.P.C.A., Vintage Car Club, St. Andrews United Church and the Hospital Auxiliary. They enjoyed many trips by car, motor home, cruise ship, vintage cars, and bus tours. After Harvey passed away in 2001, Peggy moved to Fraser Village where she made a lot of wonderful friends and enjoyed many activities there. Peggy was a wonderful baker and cook. Many memories were made with family and friends around the table. Peggy also knit many pairs of slippers and mitts for mitten trees and bazaars around town. Peggy is survived by loving daughter Edmee Rosin, much loved grandson Ryan (Lisa) Rosin, adored great-

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grandsons Carter and Brady, treasured sister Audrey Berry, many special nieces, nephews and friends. At Peggy’s adamant request, there will be no service at this time. However, in the summer the family plans to have interment of Mom’s ashes as well as those of her son-in-low John at the Quesnel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Quesnel Hospital Auxiliary or charity of your choice. At this time I would like to Thank Dr. Stals, the wonderful staff at Dunrovin, Traci from Home and Community Care and the many friends of Moms from Fraser Village and Quesnel area. You will be missed by many --Love you Mom xoxo


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elay For Life is a time to Celebrate, remember and fight back. It’s a time when people of the community come together to fundraise and make a stand against a devastating disease. It’s a time to make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer. And Jan. 24 is the time to find out all about Relay For Life 2013. Seven p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Sandman Hotel, the Canadian Cancer Society will be holding the annual kick-off for Relay For Life. This night is the official start to the Relay For Life leadup and promises to be fun and informative. This year’s leadership team has great plans to introduce you to the theme for this year’s relay and we hope that everyone will make the time to come out to kick-off and find out what the theme is. Kick-off is an important night for all Relay participants – survivors, caregivers, team captains, participants and volunteers. We encourage everyone to come out for kickoff to hear the plans for Relay For Life and to share their ideas and input. We are still looking for volunteers to join

the leadership team and always want to hear ideas for how to improve the Relay experience. All teams, both new and returning, are encouraged to attend kick-off to pick up their team packages and meet their team mentor. The team mentors are the people who will help guide you through the entire relay process, from registration, to fundraising, to tent decorating, to where and when to bring your donations. Speaking with your team mentor is a great way to have your questions answered and get ideas for engaging your team and making Relay For Life an unforgettable experience. Team packages contain everything you need to get started for Relay For Life – participant registration forms, fundraising forms and a list of dates, deadlines and contacts for the leadership volunteers. We are also encouraging people to register online this year at www.relaybc. ca/quesnel2013 but would still encourage you to attend kick-off. In addition to providing information, kick-off is a great chance to connect with other teams, survivors and

In loving memory

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September 19, 1934 January 4, 2013

Wife, Louise and the family of the late William “Bill” Moroz would like to sincerely thank the Doctors and nursing staff of G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, for their incredible kindness and care. A special thank you to Dr. Van Dyk - there are no words that can fully express our thanks for the compassion and comfort you provided William throughout his short illness. To all of Williams friends, our neighbours and our extended family; you have been pillars of support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the cards, flowers, the food and each and every hug.

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Buying a Business volunteers. cancer and those who or Kara Perdue Kick-off is not just support them, so we at 250-983-4241. for team information encourage you to You can also email – we invite potential come to the Sandman quesnelrelay@ Target your advertising and marketing efforts. The decision to buy a business can be one of the most volunteers to come Hotel, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 For Decide which advertising the important decisions in your life.opportunities Yet a surprisinghave number out and learn what to learn how you too questions about teams least waste. wellit defined market position is key to being a volunteer can be involved in contact Cathy Briggs of people rushAinto without adequate investigation. with the Canadian Relay For Life. at 250- 747-1739. determining which marketing and advertising Take the time to obtain as much information as possible Cancer Society entails Kick-off is the You can also opportunities makeGet sense to help, support your the market about the business. the right and avoid and how much fun first of the monthly visit the Relay For position. temptation to make a quick bid for the business to avoid it can be. You can information nights Life website at talk to our current for Relay For Life. missing a “golden” opportunity. Register for our seminar For upcoming business workshops, check our calendar online at volunteers to find These information quesnel2013 for "Buying a Business" on Jan 30, 2013 from or give us a call at 992-2322 a role that would nights will be held the information on 1.00PM-2.30PM by calling 250-992-2322. suit your skills last Thursday of each the Canadian Community Futures, your one-stop source for business information and interests and month, 7 p.m. at the Cancer Society, to make a difference Sandman Hotel. register your team in someone’s life by Team packages will and for online joining the Canadian also be available at donations. Cancer Society. the Canadian Cancer Kara Perdue is We also invite Society Resource leadership co-chair cancer survivors and Center at 332 Front for Relay For Life. caregivers to come to St. starting Jan. 25. kick-off, particularly Feb. 28 will be   those new to the the next team   relay experience. It’s information night   a chance to connect after kick-off. with those who’ve March 1 is the last   been in similar day of early bird   situations, who registration – until you can share your this day participants experiences with. can register for only It’s also a chance $10. After this, the to learn what the registration fee goes Deanna Oenema, AMP  Canadian Cancer up to $20. Deanna Deanna Oenema, AMP  Oenema, AMP Mortgage Broker Mortgage Broker Mortgage Broker Society has to offer For more Phone  1-877-468-4722 Phone  1-877-468-4722 www.askrich,ca Phone: 1.877.468.4722 you in terms of information on the www.askrich,ca support and a caring Relay For Life event Invis-The Oenema Group Invis-The Oenema Group Invis-The Oenema Group community. Relay or how you can get Brokerage License #:10801 For Life is largely involved, contact about supporting Michelle Godfrey and honouring those RunatDate 778-414-1222 QUESNEL CARIBOO JAN 23 (Ca200800-B) & JAN 25 (Ca200800-A) who are fighting or 250-983-8815, Brokerage License #: 10801,  Brokerage License #: 10801, 

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Lifestyles Volunteers make the difference

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CCS values the people who commit to the cause


e are the core of Canadian Cancer Society Quesnel unit; familiar faces in this community. Your friends? neighbours? co-workers? We have become a rather cohesive team of very special volunteers helping very special clients.  However, it’s time for a change.  Leadership roles are getting harder to fill as those Unit members who could perhaps be successors, are themselves about to retire.  Role change within the membership is, therefore, not an option.  The  core of office members mentioned is only a fraction of what  visitors and clients see at the office.  Countless unsung heroes who are regularly calling members, ordering and sorting pamphlets doing maintenance jobs and helping the Unit through our special events at Christmas, Easter, May and August.  Our office at 332 Front Street is open Monday – Friday, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. We welcome browsing visitors and especially prospective volunteers with new ideas and energy. Come visit or call at 250 992 6551 to arrange an appointment to see us. Meet some of our valued volunteers:

Jean Muir Jean is a 15-year volunteer of  this unit.  She knows a lot of people. Most Quesnelites know her as proprietor of a popular lunch bar that used to be on Reid Street. Lately, she has also become known as a top Avon Lady. Small

wonder that she heads the organizing committee for unit luncheons. Thursday is her day as office volunteer. She participates wholeheartedly in Unit events and fundraising endeavours.

Ron Campbell

Where Ron is, wife, Betty, is likely to be.  Ron has held the position of president for more than two terms and currently  is interim president; he is sometimes even his own secretary at Unit meetings these days; occasionally,  he spares at the office.

Cathy Briggs Needless to say Cathy

is known to many. She has been with the Unit more than five years as   Relay For Life and Unit fundraising organizer.  Recognizing her amazing potential as a fundraiser, the  CCS Regional Office in Prince George “borrowed” her for a bit. 

Vera Krokosh

number of years. She has yet to report a budget in the red.

Rosina Wood, Sheryl Urquhart and Beth Cyr (left to right)

positions, except for treasurer. A Jack of all trades,  I have now accepted three hats – office manager, volunteer coordinator and  poster maker/advertiser.

Gertie Geraud

Vera has volunteered with CCS Quesnel Unit for more than 12 years. She has been a dedicated Monday office volunteer. Now, one will meet her on Tuesday. She offers a cheerful laugh or a joking comment for a fellow volunteer, the client, caller and visitor alike.

Jeannette Hansen This lady has been an able unit treasurer for a

You are likely to see Rosina at the office on Fridays. Sheryl is the Wednesday volunteer, with more than five years as a great office manager as well as experience as an organizer for unit fundraising efforts. Beth is there wherever she is needed for fundraising. 

Anne Burgess (that’s me) Yours truly. A client, caller or visitor will likely be dealing with me on Mondays.  I am a regular fixture in this unit and have held pretty well all the unit leadership

Gertie looks after In Memorium donations. Her ‘second hat’ now is looking after and ordering pamphlets.

Glenda Allen A familiar face at the office for a long time, Glenda has now returned to volunteer on Mondays. Anyone who ever opens the topic of politics or the good ol’ days, is

in for some profound discussion. She is an avid non-fiction magazine/ book reader and she surfs the web regularly.

Betty Campbell

A spare for the office and assistant treasurer, Betty is a busy lady organizing Christmas goodies to sell at the last two Farmers’ Christmas Markets at the Rec Centre. Betty is also part of a trio that puts together luncheons for the unit. – submitted by Anne Burgess, CCS volunteer.

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he made a differorganience in their zation life. celebrates 100 The Big years of changShout Out ing the lives of is an online young Canaspace where Big Brothers/ dian through every CanaBig Sisters mentoring and dian, as of of Quesnel looks forward SHARING A LITTLE MAGIC Jan. 15 gets an to 100 more. opportunity to Please take post a thank a minute to visit thebigyou to that someone who and give a big has made a positive difthank you to someone that ference, whether that be a has made a positive differfriend, parent, grandparent, ence in your life and helped teacher, boss, etc – currently shape the person you are or in the past. It is a celebratoday. tion of mentors that have You can also tweet your and continue to help lead big shout out using #theand shape us into the people bigshoutout, which will we are today. automatically appear on the So, we invite you to take Twitter feed of the weba moment to visit thebigsite to give your big We also ask you to spread shout out and to encourage the word and encourage others to do the same – we your family, friends, your thank you for celebrating Big or Little, coworkers, with us!  followers, etc. to give their The need for volunteer own big shout out to that mentors is great. In Quesspecial someone who has nel alone, there are 26 chil-

dren waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor. You can start something today by going to our website at and inquiring about the numerous volunteer opportunities or by making a donation to support mentoring.

Our Penny Drive continues. Thank you to everyone who has been dropping off their pennies. Mark your calendars for Bowl for Kids Sake April 28. Help celebrate our birthday. Maggie Bello is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel.


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SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS THURSDAY QUESNEL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY holding next organizational meeting at the Library activity room, Jan. 24, at noon. Ideas and new members welcome. For information contact Maureen Murray, 250-992-6298 or QUESNEL PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDENT NUTRITION AGM, Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m. in Aboriginal Education Building, 441 Shepherd Ave. in North Quesnel. Public welcome to attend.


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But the hour comes and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. God is a spirit and they must worship him in spirit and in truth. Please join us.

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ACY DAY BREAKFAST CELEBRATION Jan. 25, 7:30 – 10 a.m. Rm 206, 488 McLean Street, for information call Literacy Quesnel, 778-414-9119 or visit

SATURDAY CROONERS’ CAFE open-mic entertainment, coffeehouse style. Sign up to be an entertainer at the doors. Doors open at 7 p.m., entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m., in St. John’s Anglican Church community hall, 467 Kinchant Ave., entertainers are free admission. Audience pays $5/ person or $7 for family. Refreshments available. LIONS CLUB GARAGE SALE, Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 26. ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT Jan. 26, Legion Hall, with traditional roast beef dinner, Scotch bar, Sweet Harmony Sing-

ers, Braveheart Dancers, Quesnel Pipe and Drums and a dance with DJ music. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at about 6:30 p.m., dancing to follow. Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased by calling 250-9929769. COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL, 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Feb. 16, 1 – 4 p.m., West Fraser Timber Room, Arts and Rec Centre. Includes arts, entertainment, snacks and drinks. For information contact Lana Johnson, 250747-0303 or e-mail short1001@hotmail. com. CDC THIRD ANNUAL VALENTINES DINNER, AUCTION AND DANCE Feb. 16, at CNC, cocktails and appys, at 5 p.m., Italian dinner at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m., dance, with Night Owl Music at 9 p.m., cash bar and

credit cards accepted on auction items. Tickets are $40/ person at CDC. For information call 250992-2481. LIVE MUSIC JAM NIGHT Feb. 23, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by the notfor-profit River City Music Association, everyone welcome to play/sing or listen/ dance. Admission fees are $5/person to a maximum of $15 per family, RCMA members free, memberships available. For information call Russ Watson, 250992-3452. ALL PIONEER DAY July 27 at Antique Machinery Park. Those wishing to perform, contact John, 250-747-4526.


Donor Profile – The Warden Family nity Hall. Entry fee is $20. Contact Olive Walsh, 250-747-3547 to register.

ONGOING EVENTS LEGION FLEA MARKET every Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Donations great appreciated. Help the Legion help the veterans. Donations can be dropped off at the Legion or call Ken, 250-747-4951. GRIEFSHARE weekly sessions Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., workbook is $15. For information and registration contact Carol, 250992-5369, Debbie, 250-747-1500 or Northstar Church, 250-992-8830. Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

Phil and Joan Warden have supported the Quesnel Community Foundation since it began in 2002. A few years earlier, they had read about the Salmon Arm Community Foundation and all it had done for that community, and were pleased to see a Foundation begin in their home town. Phil came to Quesnel at the age of Phil Warden 15 months. His parents had met and married during the war and his mother came to Quesnel from England as a war bride. With the exception of 4 years in Williams Lake, Phil has lived in Quesnel his whole life. Joan grew up in Kamloops, attended University of Victoria, and after spending a few years teaching in Chase and Sicamous, came north – “just for a year”! She and Phil met through the badminton club and were married a few years later. Joan taught in Quesnel for several years until their son Bill was born. Phil, a now retired CA, worked for Rigsby Johnston, later known as Rigsby Lea Barr and Co. His accounting background saw him as treasurer for many organizations – CDC, Quesnel Live Arts, Cross country skiing to name a few. He has been an active Rotarian for many years and was very involved with the Tennis/Badminton clubs of Quesnel. Joan has also been an active volunteer with several groups and organizations in our community. Giving back and helping others is very important to both of the Wardens. “Quesnel has been very good to us,” says Phil. “I grew up here, went to school here, established my career here. We raised our family here. Quesnel is our home and the Foundation is our community. It is not expensive to support if you give a bit at a time, and if we all give together, there is a lot we can do for our community.” For more information on how you can become a Foundation Donor, visit our website at or contact us at qcf@ SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

A bevy of new bunnies JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter

The Jackrabbits program has seen a large hop in attendance over last year. The program has an extra 20 children participating. Last year 35 children took part in the cross-country skiing lessons. This year that number is 56, a two-thirds gain that hasn't lost momentum. Last Saturday, new parents with children in tow were still showing up, eager to introduce their young ones to cross-country skiing. Sunshine Borsato, who runs the program said, “one of the biggest reasons is having the rental shop now.” “A lot of them are using the rental shop.” The rental shop had increased their stock of children’s gear, as they had anticipated demand for children becoming larger, but Borsato said the shop had lent out all of its equipment for young people when the Jackrabbits came through. “We’re going to have to increase that again for next year,” Borsato said. The largest group of kids in the program is the five and under group, with 27 participants, a mass that will move up through the ranks for years to come. “It’s amazing to see kids this young getting good balance, at this point it’s totally transferrable to other sports. And it’s nice to get them more active and to see families doing it together.”

The program begins with simply playing on skis, with more skill development as they get older. But for the children, the hot chocolate and cookies are the best part. Robyn Anderson, a parent of three children in the program, said her children look forward to the lessons. She enjoys the time on the snow as well. “It’s such a great family activity. We can all get out and enjoy the beautiful winter,” she said. “It’s so close and it’s such a great facility that you can’t not take advantage.” For more information on the program, contact Sunshine Borsato by phone at 250747-0777 or by email at sunshineborsato@

Above; an older Jackrabbit framed by an adult skier. Right, top; the young Jackrabbits ski through the hoops. Right, bottom; a young jackrabbit takes a rest on the snow. Jonas Gagnon photos

You just can’t top it so come do the loppet JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Jackrabbits were hard at work Saturday, with herds of young people hitting the trails to familiarize themselves with every bump and building their leg strength in anticipation of this weekend’s Loppet. If that sentence made sense to you right up until the last word, which took a weird turn out of your vocabulary, don’t be surprised; it’s not an English word. The word “loppet” has its origins in Scandinavian culture and commonly refers to a mass participation cross country ski event which includes longer, marathon length distances with both recreational and competitive elements.

The local event, held on Jan. 26 this year, has competitive races for all age levels, from children seven and under doing a 2.5-km race to adults age 18 and up doing the 32-km race, each in their own category, and everything in between. There is also a 16-km recreational race for adults who don’t want to challenge the 32-km loop. Loppet forms are available at the lodge, Rocky Peak Adventure Gear, and new this year, you can register on line. You can visit the website at html to register on line and see the categories and route map. For more information contact Elaine by phone at 250-992-2855 or by email

Last year’s Loppet begins with a mass start at Hallis Lake. This year’s Loppet takes place this weekend on Jan. 16. Photo courtesy of Ron Watteyne


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


Super League

Curling down that final stretch The Super League is closing in on the post season, with 13 weeks down and a scant two to go. With only six of the ten teams making it into the post season the teams are hitting their last games with everything they have. Last week, Billy Barker faced off against the Investor's Group, the former beating the latter 8-2. Turns out investing with the chips paid better dividends than mutual

funds. JAR Transportation and the newly dubbed Ski Hi Scaffold played to a12-2 final in favour of the JAR. JAR took it to Ski Hi early hitting two in the first end and stocking two in the second. Ski Hi responded with two in the third, but from there on it was all JAR's game with four in the fourth and four more in the sixth. On sheet D, the foodies faced off with A&W slipping past Frank's

Supermarket, 8-7. A&W got out to a 4-1 lead after 3, but Frank's super boys took five in the fourth for a 6-4 lead. A&W kept up the pressure by scoring two in the fifth and stealing one in the sixth and seventh to go up by two. Frank's couldn't come back and only scored one in the eighth. Karin's took down Willis Harper, eight over seven. Karin's started the game winning the first two ends and staying up on Willis

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In Loving Memory of:

Lucille Marie Baker

December 7, 1916 ~ December 31, 2012 Lucille is lovingly remembered by; sons Larry (Donna) and Harry (Sherry), grandchildren; Kevin (Mel), Jason (Melanie), Brad (Jessica), Justin (Belinda), Brandy (Colby), Jodi (Chris), Becky (Eddy), great grandchildren; Austin, Hope, Lachlan, Brandon, Chris, Scott, Katie, Jordan, Tristan, Tyler, Courtney, Travis, Jessica, Jaden, Ryan, Emma and Eric. Lucille was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Harry, and her grandson Shane. In 1949 Lucille and Harry moved to Kersley where they enjoyed the country life. Lucille loved watching the wildlife on her lawn and took great pleasure cooking and caring for her family and friends. Her door was always open and everyone was made welcome. We will all treasure our memories. No service by request. Special thanks to Dr. Dercksen and the Gals from Home Support







The Quesnel Rod and Gun Club will be holding their AGM 7:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 7 at the clubhouse, 3398 Nazko Rd.Nominations can be made at the meeting or by calling one of our nominating committee chairs, Ken Last, 250-9910215, Gary Beaton, 250-2490150 or Tony Koett, 250-9929050.

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Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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Employment Career Opportunities ATTENTION LOGGING CONTRACTORS! D&J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd. of Grande Prairie, AB is looking for: Load & Haul Contracts or Haul Contracts in the Fort St. John Area. B-Train configuration. Single shift. Potential multi-year contract with competitive rates. Accommodations available. Contact Daniel for further details (780) 8144331 or email

Employment opportunities

PMT Chartered Accountants/Business Advisors LLP is the Cariboo’s leading public practice accounting, audit and tax firm, with offices in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel. Our quesnel office has career opportunities for an accounting technician and a bookkeeper to join our team. The successful applicants will interact with the public on a daily basis providing tax, bookkeeping, including preparation of year-end financial statements and payroll services to a variety of clients. The applicants will have proficiency in or be willing to learn a variety of software including Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Profile and Caseware. We provide a supportive environment where you can enhance and develop your skills in bookkeeping, payroll, accounting and tax. We also can provide the opportunity to obtain a professional accounting designation. A full benefit package is provided to all fulltime staff members. Closing Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 Please send cover letter and resume to: Debbie Wiens, CGA PMT Chartered Accountants/Business Advisors LLP 223 Reid Street Quesnel, BC V2J 2M1 Fax: 250-991-0940 Email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

INFRASTRUCTURE Technician, Servers (Kitimat, BC): CGI is looking for an experienced IT professional to work directly with our client and the CGI Client Service Manager on-site in Kitmat, BC! This position will support an environment of about 70 HP, IBM and Dell servers in a complex virtualized network environment including Exchange, Active Directory and a clustering solution. The full description can be viewed at Requisition #: J1112-1110 Resumes to:


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Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHT Dunkley Lumber Ltd. operates a modern and sophisticated SPF dimension Sawmill / Planer facility at Strathnaver, BC, 40 kms north of Quesnel, BC. Our quality lumber products are sold across North America and in overseas markets. We currently have an opening in our Planermill for a Certified Millwright. The ideal applicant will hold an Interprovincial ticket and have planer experience. Knowledge in operating Coastal planers and Comact equipment would be an asset. Apprentices in the latter stage of their training are also encouraged to apply. In addition, the successful candidate will bring good troubleshooting and problem solving abilities, good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as general computer knowledge. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, takes pride in their work and is very safety conscious. If you have these characteristics and desire to work as part of our Planer maintenance team, please submit your resume to: Personnel Coordinator Dunkley Lumber Ltd. P.O. Box 173 Prince George, BC V2L 4S1 Phone: (250) 998-4230 Fax: (250) 998-4513 Email: All applications will be treated in strict confidence. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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Computers/ Info systems

Help Wanted Merchandiser required for books & magazine. Approx. 8 hr/week on Thursday.Training provided. Must have own vehicle and internet access. Email resume to

Computers/ Info systems

Computer Technician Full time senior computer technician with the following qualifications required; • 3+ years on the job experience in troubleshooting, repairing and servicing PC’s • strong background and experience in networking MS Windows Server Resumes only. No phone calls please. THE RIGHT PRODUCTS - THE RIGHT PEOPLE

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1055 Hwy 97 N, Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 250-992-7855 fax email:

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Cloverdale Paint Inc. is seeking a part-time, permanent employee with minimum high school education. $10.50 hourly. Tasks include greeting the customer with positive attitude, good customer service, assisting customers with product knowledge and answering questions, performing point of sales transactions, basic computer skills, putting away store freight weekly, general cleaning duties, tinting paint accurately and putting together customer orders. Apply in person.

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Needed: Assistant cook. 20 hours a week. Apply in person at Penisola.

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Established utilities services company is seeking part time and full time METER READERS for 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Prince George, Williams Lake and surrounding areas. ‹ E_perience reading meters is considered an asset ‹ 4ust have a reliable vehicle ‹ 4ust be customer oriented ^ith good communications skills ‹ 4ust be capable of ^orking independently in various ^eather conditions ‹ 7hysically demanding Qob ‹ *ompany provided uniforms and training ‹ 7aid by piece rate paid per meter that you read ‹ 0f hired clean +rivers (bstract clean *riminal )ackground *heck and proof of business class vehicle insurance required ‹ Earning potential of appro_imately  per hour Email resume to noting location of choice in the subQect line or fa_ to 877-864-2831

NAZKO FIRST NATIONS Title: Education/Employment Coordinator Accountability: Accountable for managing the elementary, secondary and post-secondary education programs and for promoting the importance of education and involvement of parents in the community Responsibilities and Duties • Primarily responsibilities: managing and facilitating the delivery of the education programs for elementary, secondary and post-secondary for the Nazko Nation • Ensure all students are properly registered and files are kept current and updated • Monitor attendance daily and work with any student that appears at risk of dropping-out and or failing • Support secondary students in transition to Quesnel from Nazko • Work with students to complete their education plan and to facilitate individual career planning • Monitor performance and provide recognition and rewards to students that succeed and excel • Ensure that appropriate support services such as transportation, counseling, accommodation and financial assistance are available and being accessed by all students • Encourage parent and community engagement in education and participation in events • Provide career and education counselling for unemployed Nazko band members • Assess and establish education/employment plans for band members Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: • 3 to 5 years related work experience plus 2 year diploma in social services related field and/or equivalent work experience • Valid BC Driver’s License • Strong communication skills both oral and written, excellent interpersonal skills • Extensive knowledge of the Nation and the community Salary and employment package: dependent upon skills/experience CLOSING: February 1, 2013 Please email your resume to Or fax 250-992-7982


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Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Financial Services

CITY OF Yellowknife invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions: Pumphouse and Liftstation Tradesperson Public Works Department Competition #902-137 Closes: February 1, 2013. Pumphouse and Liftstation Maintainer Public Works Department Competition #902-135 Closes: February 1, 2013. Building Inspector II - Planning and Development Department Competition #220-125U Closes: February 1, 2013 Submit resumes in confidence by the closing date, to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT., X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: Please direct all inquiries to the above listed email address. For more information on these positions, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’s web page at: or contact Human Resources at 867920-5603.

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email: PEACE Valley Industries in Chetwynd B.C is currently looking for welders with a minimum of 5 yrs experience. We are also looking for a Heavy Duty Mechanic. Please send resumes attention Scott to Fax (250)788-2928 or Email PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to fax 780-955-HIRE or


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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 Dresser TD8G $23,000., TD15C $35,000., TD20C $19,000., DC5E-6 $35,000., TD20H - TD15M. Coastal Pacific Equipment,Williams Lake, BC 1(250)392-7755

Pets & Livestock


Sporting Goods Vernes Place Closing, everything to be sold! Pool tables, shuffle board, misc equip. Call evenings (250)398-5890

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property Office space available on West Side (New Focus Building). Top level 2000 sq ft separate entrance. Ground level 800 sq ft separate entrance. 778-887-1054 or 250-9922659.


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Apt/Condo for Rent


Trucks & Vans


RIDGEWOOD Multi Layouts, clean. Start at $700 No pets Call Tim 991-6429

Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949

FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.


Cars - Domestic ONE OWNER! 1994 BUICK

4Dr. Mid Sized Vehicle V8 Fully Loaded 38 Miles to the Gallon Good Winter Tires Recently Mechanicalized

$2,500 Call (250)255-4509

Location, Location, Location! 246 St. Laurent Avenue 1,320 sq. ft. corner street level commercial space - excellent retail location. Newly renovated upper level office space 1,676 sq. ft. area complete with two sets of bathrooms, one with shower facility, kitchen, two large meeting areas, three private offices, foyer and private entrance. Downtown center core location surrounded by parking. Both areas available immediately. Competitive rates. For appointment to view and details on rates call Paulette at (250)991-2804

2012 Pro RMK 800, under 400 miles. Mint condition, with extras. Must see! Asking $9500. Call (250)392-0338

Duplex / 4 Plex

Trucks & Vans

3 bdrm Duplex in Red Bluff. N/G, F/S , carport , laundry room 250-747-3109

1998 Dodge Caravan

2006 - GM Avalanche 123,000 km, 37,000 on warranty, power D/W/M & Driver seat , auto , A/C , Good mud/snow tires. Reduced! $16,900 OBO. Call (250)-992-8841


Legal Notices

5bdrm house in W. Quesnel close to schools,n/p,$950/mo. + utilities. Call (250)983-5298.

$2,500 Call (250)747-5239

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Phylis Leila Standbridge, late of Quesnel, BC. Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them with the particulars to Wayne Standbridge the Executor of the estate of Phylis Leila Standbridge, Box 808, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 on or before the 15 day of Feb. 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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Sport Utility Vehicle

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1241 Lark Avenue Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water

Homes for Rent


Runs well, clean inside & out, 195 000 km’s Winter tires & rims

201 Hartley St. Room & board. $325/mo. Utilities included. Fully furnished.(250)992-2659

Call Shawna


Misc. Wanted


Commercial/ Industrial

Northland Mortgages

STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206.

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


Short or long term or vacation getaway. Bachelor ($375/mo) and 1 bdrm ($650/mo) in Wells. 250-994-2320.


Misc. for Sale

Misc Services Cariboo’s First Aid We supply Level 3 first aid attendants, construction safety officers, mobile treatment centers. For more info call 778-887-1054.

Merchandise for Sale

Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

References required. FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593/(250)255-6593

Suites, Lower 1bdrm bsmt suite suitable for mature, n/s, working person or couple. Utilities incl. N/p, references required (250)747-1434

1996 Chevy Blazer

Feed & Hay

Dark green, Michellin all season tires, AWD, new spark plugs and water pump. Needs work.

Quality hay for sale. Small bails. $5. Call 250-249-9692.

$1,200. obo - 250.255.6569

Livestock 40 Black Angus Bred cows & 18 1st calf bred Heifers, 2 Bulls. 1-250-546-9766 evenings, Days 1-780-518-0901

Sell your vehicle Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.

Apt/Condo for Rent

We have an apartment to suit everyone’s needs.

Bachelors from only $475, one beds from $525, two beds (2 bath in selected suites) from $595 and three’s with 2 baths from only $700. We have limited Apts available with fireplaces to cozy up to on these cold winter nights. Call today for availability and to arrange a personal tour!

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Invitation To TENDER INVITATION TO TENDER Janitorial Services - Quesnel Branch Library And Cariboo Regional District Office - Quesnel Sealed Tenders clearly marked “Janitorial Services – Quesnel Branch Library” and with the proponents business name will be received at the Cariboo Regional District Office at Suite 102, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, up to 11:00am, Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Tenders will be opened in public in the Cariboo Regional District office at 11:00am on the tender closing date. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Services will consist of full janitorial services at the Quesnel Branch Library and CRD office located at Suites 101 and 102, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC. This will be a three (3) year contract with a possible further two (2) year renewal. Tender documents may be obtained from Cariboo Regional District offices in: Quesnel: Suite 102, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5; Williams Lake: Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4; 100 Mile House: 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 The cost for each tender package is $35.00 including HST and is nonrefundable. The Cariboo Regional District does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any quote and reserves the right to reject all quotes and negotiate with any bidder. Selection will be based upon such factors as qualifications, experience (especially on similar projects), ability to perform the contract according to its terms, reputation for quality of work and for timeliness, financial stability of firm, and cost.

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Merchandise for Sale


Tenders 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

Rick Hodgson, Deputy CAO Suite D, 180 North 3rd Ave. Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636

Suite D, 180 North Third Ave, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636



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January 23, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer