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The repercussions of a recent decision in the Court of Appeal in a case that doesn’t involve the city were felt at Monday’s council meeting when Coun. Lyn Hall resigned his position as director of the Prince George Winter Games Host Society. The change in law means councillors cannot sit on the boards of not-for-profit societies when council has an interest in that society and may vote on matters within

council chambers that involve that society. “It’s a very recent change in law,” Walter Babicz, manager of legislative services for the city, said. Coun. Cameron Stolz asked if the change would affect council’s ability to have someone sit on the library board. “No. It’s a different type of organization,” Babicz said. Coun. Murry Krause said he is pleased with the judgment, which provides clarity to many of those who serve in the city. He pointed out the job of a councillor is quite different from that of a director.

Mayor Shari Green said the impact of the decision would be felt province-wide. Coun. Brian Skakun confirmed that a councillor who doesn’t rectify these conflicts may lose his or her seat in the next election. “There is a potential to lose the seat in the next election, but there is a long road to that process,” Babicz said. He said the Union of British Columbia Municipalities is studying the ramifications of the decision. Council voted unanimously to accept Les Waldie’s appointment to the position.

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Nine residents of the city and region were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals at a ceremony at the Inn of the North Monday morning, commemorating not only the queen’s contributions over her 60 years as reigning monarch but individuals who make a difference each day in their communities as well. MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond were on hand to present each medal after recipients were piped in by Sheldon Clare, who was honoured with a medal on a previous occasion. Andrea Mackenzie accepted the first medal, awarded to her husband, Dr. Jack Mackenzie, who passed away mid-January. It was an emotional presentation for Bond, who spoke of the doctor through tears. Bond explained she was delivered by Mackenzie, and he was on hand when her twins were born. He was also the doctor who cared for her parents, often making house calls. “Our family has had a long connection with the Mackenzie family,” she explained. Bell introduced Dick Voneugen. Among his many accomplishments, Voneugen, who Bell described as a very active senior, made the ice oval a reality and is integral to many sports programs in the city.

“I’ve never actually thought of Dick as a senior before,” Bell said. Bond said Dr. Michelle Sutter was the lone female in a male-dominated specialty in the city for many years. Besides being active in organizations supporting health, women and the community, Sutter advocated for the cancer centre, bringing the idea to the attention of Bond over and over again. “She said I need you to be an aggressive advocate for a cancer centre in northern B.C. She was an enormous catalyst.” Bell explained he’s known Murray Sadler, QC, for about 25 years. “He is one of the strongest champions of northern B.C.,” he said. Bell added, among many services, Sadler played a key role in getting a university to northern B.C. and advocated for the cancer centre. Syl Meise, Bond said, has about 50 years in volunteer service to the community, particularly the Pineview area. From sports to seniors projects to drama productions, she said Meise has been active in beginning and serving through many programs. And he is planning to continue the same sort of lifestyle in the future, she said. “Syl has volunteered for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.” Robert Leslie Waldie, better known as Les, Bell said, might be best-known

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Several city residents received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals during a ceremony at the Inn of the North Monday morning. In back from left are Sheldon Clare, who’d already been presented his medal; MLA Pat Bell; Syl Meise; Les Waldie; Murray Sadler, QC; Dick Voneugen; and MLA Shirley Bond. In front are Kathy Nadalin, whose medal was presented on behalf of Premier Christy Clark; Andrea Mackenzie, who accepted the medal on behalf of her late husband Dr. Jack Mackenzie; and Dr. Michelle Sutter. as the campaign manager for the Canadian Cancer Society Northern Lodge. Active on several boards, Waldie was also part of the 2015 bid committee for the Canada Winter Games. “He is absolutely committed to health and welfare through corporate programs to employees,” Bell said. Kathy Nadalin was chosen by Premier Christy Clark to receive one of the medals. Bond said among her

many services, Nadalin helps ensure 200 Christmas bags are created and delivered to local seniors who might otherwise have little to commemorate the holiday. A volunteer at the Elder Citizens Recreation Association, she is not only president, but also does the grant writing, acts as ad director, scrubs the place when she needs to, and makes cookie dough “by the tonne”, according to Bond. Bell said Thomas Bowden

Michael’s medal was presented at his funeral. “He was a friend and a mentor,” Bell said. A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, Michael was the first pilot in the province to fly the Spitfire. A member of the Legion and Rotary Club, Michael spent 30 years in the north as a businessman. “He is someone B.C. will dearly miss,” he said. Pete Amyoony, Bond said, could not make it to the ceremony.

A member of several associations advocating for seniors, Bond said Amyoony is also an oldtime dance instructor and writes a column about gardening. “It’s a humbling process to actually look at the people who live in Prince George and the region,” Bond said. “As a life-long resident of Prince George, it is one of the things I am most humbled by. “Where’s Maclean’s when you need them?”


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With less than 100 days to go to the provincial general election, College of New Caledonia Students’ Union activists are gearing up to register College of New Caledonia students under the banner “Rock the Vote BC.” “We want Prince George students’ voices to be heard, so we are helping to register students to vote and telling candidates where we stand on issues important to us,” said Burton Alexis, Aboriginal Students’ Representative of the College of New Caledonia Students’ Union. “We want to see politicians make bold commitments to policies that improve life for students and our families.” In the last election, there were more than 500,000 eligible voters under the age of 34 who did not vote. With campuses in over 25 communities in B.C., a mobilized student vote could easily have an impact on the outcome of the elec-

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City council embraced a proposal from the Prince George Naturalists Club presented at Monday’s meeting which would create a circular walk along the sides of the Hudson’s Bay Slough. “It’s an innovative way of doing something and a great enhancement to the city,” Coun. Cameron Stolz said. “And there’s no cost to the city.” The proposal asks for council to support the plan in principle and allow the club to continue accessing city staff for advice and information. Members of the club hope the walk will fulfil a number of priorities, to create an interpretative trail with a number of educational features, be a place not only naturalists will love to visit but also provide a healthy peaceful inner city walk for residents as well as showcase the environment for flora and fauna. In addition to being a beautiful place for residents and visitors alike, club members hope to create a place where people can learn about the natural world first-hand. The costs will be covered through external funding and volunteer efforts and come in at around $200,000. Trail improvement to a city-approved standard will be about $36,000, a bridge and boardwalks will be about $114,000, and observation features will cost about $33,000. Stolz asked if the club had approached Ducks Unlimited yet in search of funding. He was told they have sent correspondence requesting financial support. The group has a committee searching for a variety of funders for the project. “We are ready to go. We are ready to work with Fisheries and Oceans and private donors,” Anne Hogan, club secretary, said. “It’s easy to support. It’s a natural for Prince George,” Coun. Garth Frizell said, pointing out the gallery was packed with members of the club, on-hand to support the proposal.

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When asked, Hogan and Dr. Clive Keen, chair of the club, explained the difference between a slough and wetland. Hogan added sharing that kind of educational information, something the nature walkway would do, would help people understand the value of storm-water management. “I think we can show people why storm-water management is important,” she said. “It is a chance to inform the next generation about wetlands and biology,” Frizzell agreed.

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tion. Rock the Vote BC is a non-partisan voter registration campaign to increase voter turn-out among B.C.’s university and college students. “From record high tuition fees to transit to the environment, College of New Caledonia students have a lot invested in the outcome of this election,” said Katie Marocchi, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-BC. Students held a voter registration and cake-cutting event yesterday, in the CNC atrium to highlight that there are less than 100 days until the next provincial general election. The College of New Caledonia Students’ Union is comprised of all students attending the College of New Caledonia and has been active since 1978. The Union is also Local 13 of the Canadian Federation of Students, Canada’s national students’ union.

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t really shouldn’t surprise anyone. Support for the Northern Gateway pipeline project is about twice as strong in Alberta as it is in British Columbia. A new poll has found 61 per cent of B.C. residents oppose Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, while support is at 35 per cent. It’s a different story in Alberta, where the survey, which polled 512 B.C. residents and 562 Albertans, found 75 per cent support for the project. And the Insights West online survey found opponents of the project are more entrenched – 38 per cent are strongly opposed, compared to just 11 per cent who strongly support the new route for crude oil across northwestern B.C. to Kitimat. Respondents in both provinces agreed by large margins that the pipeline will create new jobs, support economic growth and create new capital investment. But environmental concerns – the risk of ocean spills as well as pipeline construction impacts on land – trumped the economic benefits for most B.C. residents. Men in both provinces were more likely than women to support building the pipeline. For anyone who has been following the issue, the poll results don’t really carry any surprises. It does highlight that, as pollster Steve Mossop pointed out, opposition to the project, at least in B.C., is gaining momentum and that the public’s opinions, whether for or against, are becoming more entrenched. It will undoubtedly be an election issue, but the real test of mettle will be for whoever is in government when the Joint Review Panel releases its findings later this year or early next.

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his month’s federal court decision granting legal Indian status to more than 600,000 Metis and nonstatus Indian Canadians is being welcomed as a correction to a historical and governmental wrong. And that’s fair enough, for it goes without saying people need to feel part of a greater whole. That people are treated differently simply because of race or possession of a card that fits in a wallet is indeed wrong. But it’s also somewhat of a puzzle, for it seems to represent the desire for those same hundreds of thousands of people to be part of something everyone universally despises – the Indian Act. For decades now the Indian Act is being held up by aboriginal and non-aboriginals alike as a patronizing piece of legislation which has resulted in a stultifying, bureaucratically-hemmed-in way of life that robs independence and initiative in favour of subservience and dependence. If the granting of legal aboriginal status to hundreds of thousands of Canadians can somehow focus on the need to eliminate the discredited Indian Act, so much the better. What’s actually needed is the creation of a framework providing aboriginal people with the complete ways, means and opportunities for full and equal partnership leading to the generation of wealth. It is only through the generation of wealth that individuals singly and collectively can provide the means for a civil and secure society. - Terrace Standard

Just because your views lie between two extremes ket has likely reached bottom, with the U.S. using doesn’t necessarily mean yours are middle-of-theits own cheap natural gas to generate electricity road. and still suffering a slow economy with low power That’s how I feel about my opinions on the curdemand. rent foofaraw over B.C. Hydro’s surplus of power, My first reaction, I suppose like many, is why the the NDP’s claim that it’s going to cost us billions, heck is anyone paying attention to the all the crap and the Liberals’ placation that it’s just a market about conserving power … turn your thermostat blip. down, wear a sweater, etc. Hydro’s been telling NDP energy critic John Horgan said us for years we need to conserve energy. Monday that BC Hydro stands to lose Turns out we have lots. Just kidding, sort $1 billion over the next four years by of. Writer’s selling surplus power at a loss. The whole thing, however, is more of a Block Horgan renewed the NDP’s longphilosophical debate. standing criticism of the B.C. Liberal One of the benefits we have in this BILLPHILLIPS government’s push for electricity selfprovince is that we have lots of cheap, sufficiency, and its requirement that all new clean environmentally friendly hydroelectric power. It’s energy sources be privately developed. also one of our curses. Long-term purchase contracts signed under that The problem lies in the fact that we have yet to policy mean BC Hydro can expect to lose more than find a way to produce power that’s more economi$1 billion by 2015, he said. He based his calculations cal than hydro, yet we’ve pushed forward with on documents BC Hydro released when it filed its wind, run-of-the-river, etc. Hydro is forced to buy application last week for an environmental assessthe power that it could produce more cheaply in ment for the proposed Site C dam on the Peace one of its dams, and then try to sell it at a profit. River. And that’s not always a bad thing. Twenty years The environmental impact statement for the dam ago the same issue raged in Williams Lake with the shows an expected surplus of 5,200 gigawatt-hours creation of a power generation plant using wood for 2013 and similar surpluses out to 2015. Horgan waste from the sawmills. It took a special Order in said the current information suggests BC Hydro Council to force Hydro to take the power produced. will have a surplus for the next 10 years. The real benefit, though, was that it eradicated the Energy Minister Rich Coleman said Horgan is flyash problem in the community from beehive using a “snapshot” of today’s low spot market and burners. extending the same demand and prices far into the Philosophically, I don’t agree with forcing Hydro future. The province has numerous mine projects to buy overpriced power from private producunderway or seeking approval, and liquefied natuers just to line someone’s pockets. However, I also ral gas export proposals are proliferating in northbelieve that we should be exploring more options ern B.C. that are also likely to increase demand for for producing power than just hydroelectric and electricity, he said. that Hydro and the private sector need to be a part Coleman said the North American electricity mar- of that discussion.

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Make Family Day a real day for family Editor: Here at Parent Support Services Society (PSS) we have been thinking and talking about the new Family Day since it was announced. Our first reaction was “wonderful to celebrate families and yay an extra day off”. We work hard, long hours in this not for profit world and many organizations survive due to strong reliance on their “family” of volunteers and the staff who bring superb skills for modest pay and who often volunteer many hours in addition. Of course, the deeper we explored implications of the day, the deeper the pile of concerns grew. What about the many parents and grandparents who will have to work and schools and day care centres are closed? What about the impact on not for profit and small businesses with tight budgets having to provide stat holiday pay? (Clearly some businesses will suffer and some will prosper due to the new holiday.) What about people whose family is far away or who see themselves as having no family to celebrate? We are all about family here at PSS: a mom, a dad and 2.4 children; single parents, foster parents, same sex parents, adoptive parents, stepfamilies, grandparents raising grandchildren, teen parents, Aboriginal families, mixed racial parents, MCFD as parent, immigrant and refugee families, homeless families… We know there may be sadness for those who are estranged from their family or whose family members have been lost. We know too about the resilience of people and the capacity to redefine family. It may be you and your dog. It may be your long-term care family, your survivor group, your neighbourhood, your political or same faith family, your AA group, your rowdy choir, your fellow bird watchers, your Idle No More comrades. When you start thinking in the broadest sense of family, most of us can find a relative or two. That likely was not the intent of the government in proclaiming Family Day, but we are adopting the widest of possible definitions to remind us of the importance of choice, inclusion, and belonging. So besides going skiing or shopping at the mall on Feb.

11, what else might you do to recognize the value and diversity of families all around you? Think outside the proverbial box. Have a visit with yourself and check your own definitions and opinions about family. Reach out to someone you have lost or you miss. Could be as simple as a post card or a phone call or even a quiet thought. Tell stories to your children and parents and grandparents. Tell them your own stories and ask them for theirs.

Wonder about what justice, safety and equality for all families would look like and make a plan for how you can make a difference. Everyone can make a difference. Read that book on parenting you got last Christmas. Go to the library and read all the kids’ books you can find on families that are not at all like yours. Read them aloud with your kids and talk about the beauty of diversity Contemplate on the meaning of sisterhood and brotherhood. What does “we are all one” mean?

Supporting every member in a family to thrive, benefits every neighbourhood, community, town, city and citizen in the province. Ensuring safety, equality of opportunity, adequate food and housing are outcomes where we all can and must play a role. One day a year is a speck on the road map to putting families first. Putting families first every day of the year can transform the entire map. Carol Ross Executive Director Parent Support Services Society of BC

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Pool in Vanderhoof doesn’t add up Editor: Re: Vanderhoof pool referendum So you want a pool? That don’t impress me much. Have we all missed the lectures from Mark Carney, head of the Bank of Canada? He’s preaching fiscal responsibility and an end to 30-year mortgages and here we are proposing to do exactly that – to build a pool. Prince George has a tax base of approximately 80,000 people trying to support two pools. And they’re having financial difficulties. Vanderhoof is proposing building and operating a pool with a tax base of 8,000 people? The original 2010 proposal called for a $6 million pool. The new, improved

2012 proposal calls for a $12 million pool with every bell and whistle thrown in. After all, it’s just taxpayer money. The 2010 proposal called for tax collection from Vanderhoof and municipal Area C, D and F. The 2012 proposal – where the cost will be doubled – calls for tax collection from Vanderhoof and Area F only. Double the cost and reduce the tax base? To add insult to injury, many Area F residents live in Cluculz Lake. Many are summer residents with principal residences in Prince George or other cities where they already pay taxes to support pools. Many people in Area F – Cluculz Lake – feel they have been singled out for this project. Could it be because our assessments are some of the highest in the area, thereby pro-

viding more dollars? No one doubts the benefits of a pool. Aquatic exercise is excellent for people of all ages. All areas surrounding Vanderhoof will have access to this facility. Why is only one area being asked to pay for it? Will it be the magic bullet the pool committee assures us will draw people and industry to Vanderhoof? This is not Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams. This is not “build it and they will come.” Even in that movie – he built it with his OWN money. Think this through and make your voice count regarding this issue. On February 16, vote. Marlene Bernier Cluculz Lake

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There are some things drivers do which Quite often you’ll see them do a double are inconsiderate and illegal. take as they realize they can’t turn into There are other things they do which the lane they want to, since I’m going to are inconsiderate and, while be there and somewhere in the legal, don’t show much of a back of their mind I can see the thinking process. memories from driver training An example of the first that they have to turn into the Allan’s one, which I have mennear lane. Amblings tioned before, is a driver In the legal but non-thinking ALLANWISHART making a left-hand turn category, I have a couple of into the wrong lane. When I’m driving recent examples. west on 15th Avenue and want to make One occurred at the corner of 18th a right-hand turn onto Foothills, I like Avenue and Ospika Boulevard. A vehicle to do it when there are people making a was southbound on Ospika, looking to left-hand turn from the other direction. turn left onto 18th. The left-turn light was

finished, but they still had a green light to turn when there was a break in traffic. Well, there wasn’t a break in traffic for a while, so they sat in the centre of the intersection. Then the light facing Ospika turned yellow, and the northbound traffic slowed down. And the vehicle sat in the middle of the intersection. And the light facing Ospika turned red. And the vehicle sat in the middle of the intersection. Finally, the driver realized it was not only safe to turn, but that he was now in an illegal position, since he was blocking

the green-light traffic on 18th. The other situation I saw was at the corner of 15th and Ospika (yes, I spend a fair bit of time in that area). I was eastbound on 15th and saw traffic backed up in the curb lane more than usual. As I got closer, I saw the driver in the righthand through lane was sitting about three feet away from the dotted line, which meant she was blocking the people looking to turn right onto Ospika. Nothing illegal, as I say, but inconsiderate and definitely showing a lack of thinking, since there was plenty of room for her to have stayed closer to the line.

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SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE BRIDGE” 425 Brunswick Street 1:00 pm Come to the centre at least 30 minutes before event Entry fee is just $2 per person Prizes will be awarded Anyone 55 plus years is welcome

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS DANCE” 425 Brunswick Street Doors open at 7:00 pm - Dancing at 8:00 pm Admission $10 - Buy your tickets at the door Everyone 19 and over is welcome Door prizes & light lunch will be provided Come tap your toes to “Country Rose”

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE WHIST” 425 Brunswick Street 7:00 pm - come 30 minutes prior to event to sign up Entry fee is $1.50 Everyone 55 plus is welcome “Let us “whist” you away for a great game of cards”

Wednesday, Feb. 13th

Saturday, Feb. 16th

HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “VALENTINE TEA” Hart Pioneer Centre 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm $5 per person

ELKS CLUB presents: “ELKS POKER RUN” At the Legion Sign up for the poker run before 7:00 pm at the Legion Entry fee is $5 per person Start at the Legion with your 1st card in a sealed envelope Then go to Riley’s Pub, Coaches Corner, Croft Hotel, Alibis and then back to the Legion for your 7th card. Must be back no later than 10:00 pm

ALIBIS presents: “2ND ANNUAL NIGHT OF SURPRISES” Doors open at 7:00 pm Night of surprises starts at 10:00 pm No entry fee Admission is $10 - tickets available at Alibis Must be 19 or over to participate & or attend 1st place wins $500 For more info call Alibis at 250-596-9117

Saturday, Feb. 16th

Friday, Feb. 22nd

GENERATOR CABARET presents: “MARDI GRAS BEADS NIGHT” With Special Guest DJ’s Jimi Smyths & Guest stt Cover charge $10 Come out and take part in this New Orleans Style Party

GENERATOR CABARET presents: “HALF WAY TO SUMMER BASH” Generator Cabaret Special Guest DJ’s 9:00pm Admission $10 Come dressed in your Tropical wear!

Thursday, Feb. 14th

Thursday, Feb. 7th Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE DANCE REHEARSAL” Generator Cabaret at 6:00 PM You are invited to come down and watch the contestants rehearse their dance moves Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Friday, Feb. 8th Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE PAGEANT” Coast Inn of the North This Years’ Theme “Bringing Back the 80’s” Dinner - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Tickets for Dinner / Show - $50 Doors open at 7:00 pm for Show – Show time 8:00 pm Tickets for Show only - $30 Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Sunday, Feb. 10th

Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT” Lottery Licence #49988 Days Inn Hotel – Charlie’s Banquet Room Doors open at 5:00 pm Tournament starts at 6:00 pm sharp Entry Fee $60 – limited to 100 players Starting chips $2500 $2000 in cash prizes with $1000 being the top prize

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS” Hart Pioneer Centre 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Crib, Whist, Floor Curling, Carpet Bowling, Shuffleboard & more Prizes awarded to winners of all games Lunch served at noon for a minimal charge Live Entertainment from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Anyone needing a ride contact your nearest Seniors Centre and arrange to sign up for complimentary ride out and back

Saturday, Feb. 9th Blues Prince George presents “KENNY BLUES BOSS WAYNE” LIVE Kinsmen Banquet Hall Doors Open at 7:00pm Show at 8:00pm Tickets are $30 Available at Books and company

Sunday, Feb. 10th 26TH ANNUAL ICEMAN Various Locations Experience Prince George’s Winter Multi Sport Event Skiing, running, skating & swimming Registration deadline is February 6th For further details visit their website at www.pgiceman.ca

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Sunday, Feb. 10th

Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents: SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS - “SENIORS IDOL CONTEST” Elders Recreation Centre Starts at 7:00pm Must Be 55 or over to Compete Prizes and Trophies $8.00 at the door Contact: Odelia @ 250-561-9381

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE SUNDAY DINNER” 425 Brunswick Street Beautiful Roast Beef and Ham with all the fixings Doors open at 4:00 pm Dinner at 5:00 pm All ages welcome Adults - $11 Children - $5 Good Food, good times, good friends

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Tuesday, Feb. 12th

A.W.F.A.C. presents “OTL HOSPITALITY NIGHT” Kinsmen Community Complex 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

OTL DINNER & DANCE Civic Centre Cocktails - 6:30 pm Dinner - from 7:15pm to 8:30 pm Dancing - 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Extra Dinner Tickets - $30

Friday, Feb. 8th

Saturday, Feb. 9th

JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “VALENTINE COUNTRY DANCE” Hart Pioneer Centre 8:00 pm to midnight Admission: $10 (snacks included) Must be over 19 to attend

MARDI GRAS SNOWDAZE in conjunction with the WESTWOOD PUB presents: “SNOWDAZE got TALENT” Westwood Pub Doors open - 6:00 pm Show time 7:00 pm Tickets: $10 - available at the Mardi Gras Office or the Westwood Pub Come out and support Prince George’s local talent Grand Prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas and $500 cash Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd & 3rd place

Friday, Feb. 8th

Generator Cabaret presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE AFTER PARTY” Join Mr. Prince George 2013 and the rest of the contestants after the pageant Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Friday, Feb. 8th

Friday, Feb. 8th LAMBDA CABARET presents “BURLESQUE SHOW” $10 at the door includes dance after

Saturday, Feb. 9th A.W.F.A.C. presents OTL Dillman Field at 8:00 am Everyone is invited to come out and witness the madness

Sunday, Feb. 10th OTL Dillman Field at 8:00 am Everyone is invited to come out and witness the madness

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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SNOW DAZE CASH LOTTERY – Lottery License # 47878 ““Know KKnno Kno your limit – play within it” Tickets are only $2 each and are available at our office at 1529 – 8th Avenue or watch for us out & about town. Draw Date is February 23rd at 10:00 pm at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club

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Tuesday, Feb. 12th SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE CARPET BOWLING” 425 Brunswick Street 10:00 am Entry fee is only .50 Open to anyone 55 years plus “Rolling, rolling, rolling. Keep them balls - a - rolling Join Us!!

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “MURDER MYSTERY DINNER” Treasure Cove Casino Show Lounge “WHO STRANGLED PIERRE WITH A SET OF MARDI GRAS BEADS” ????? A perfect way to spend an evening out on Valentines Day Door open at 6:00 pm Cocktails from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Dinner 1st Course begins at 7:00 pm Tickets are $40 each and are available at Mardi Gras Office or Treasure Cove Casino

Thursday, Feb. 14th LAMBDA CABARET presents “KILL CUPID PARTY” part 1

Friday, Feb. 15th THE GENERATOR CABARET presents: “MARDI GRAS BEADS NIGHT” With Special Guest DJ’s Jimi Smyths & Guest Cover charge $10 Come out and take part in this New Orleans Style Party

Friday, Feb. 15th SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE CRIB PARTY” 425 Brunswick Street Sign up between noon and 1:00 pm Anyone55 plus years is welcome Entry fee is $2 per person Prizes will be awarded Come early to register, meet our amazing members and have lunch

Friday, Feb. 15th JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Sunday, Feb. 17th HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “CRIB TOURNAMENT” Hart Pioneer Centre Tournament starts at 1:00 pm Entry fee is $5 per person Prizes will be awarded

Sunday, Feb. 17th HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “ROAST BEEF DINNER” Hart Pioneer Centre 5:00pm to 6:30 pm Adults $10 Children under 11 - $5 Everyone welcome

Monday, Feb. 18th COLLEGE HEIGHTS PUB presents: “WAITER / WAITRESS RACES” College Heights Pub Come out and cheer on your favorite Waiter / Waitress as they compete for the title of “Prince George’s Top Server” It all starts at 7:00 pm There is no admission charge For any establishment that would like to nominate an employee the cost is $50 cash or $75 in Gift Certificates Nomination Fees will go towards top prizes

Friday, Feb. 15th

Monday, Feb. 18th

LAMBDA CABARET presents “KILL CUPID PARTY” part 2

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE FLOOR CURLING” 425 Brunswick Street 1:00 pm - come 30 minutes prior to sign up Entry fee is $1 per person Prizes will be awarded Everyone 55 plus is welcome

Saturday, Feb. 16th MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “WENDY’S KIDS FUN FAIR” Connaught Youth Centre 10:00 am - 4:00 pm No admission This year’s theme is “SUPER HEROS” Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero and receive a small prize Prize for best costume Games, Face Painting, Crafts and much more! Mascots will be in attendance Food and Game tickets only 0.50 each

Wednesday, Feb. 20th ORIGINAL JOE’S presents “HOT WING EATING CONTEST” Original Joe’s Registration at 6:30 pm - contest at 7:00 pm Entry fee is $20 per person Ist Place - $100 in Gift Certificates 2nd Place - $50 in Gift Certificates 3rd Place - $25 in Gift Certificates

Thursday, Feb. 21st

Friday, Feb 22nd JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Friday, Feb. 22nd LAMBDA CABARET presents “MARDI GRAS PARTY”

Saturday, Feb. 23rd MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SNOW DAZE CURLING FUNSPIEL” Prince George Golf & Curling Club Curling from 3:00 pm to finish Buffet Dinner at 5:30 pm Enter a team of 4 for $160 (includes dinner) Go to www.snowdaze.ca for more info

Saturday, Feb. 23rd HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE COUNTRY DANCE” Hart Pioneer Centre 8:00 pm to midnight Admission $10 Everyone welcome Must be over 19 to attend

Saturday, Feb. 23rd LAMBDA CABARET presents “MARDI GRAS PARTY”

Sunday, Feb. 24th MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SNOW DAZE FAMILY FUN DAY” Prince George Golf & Curling Club Noon - 4:00 pm Bring the family out for an afternoon of fun and games and everyone is welcome to enter the “Grand Finale Snowman Building Contest” A panel of judges will be on hand to judge all entries. 1st Prize is a $1000 Downtown Shopping Spree 2nd Prize is $500 cash 3rd Prize is $250 cash

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Wednesday, Feb. 13th

Saturday, Feb. 16th

Wednesday, Feb. 20th

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE BRIDGE” 425 Brunswick Street 1:00 pm Come to the centre at least 30 minutes before event Entry fee is just $2 per person Prizes will be awarded Anyone 55 plus years is welcome

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS DANCE” 425 Brunswick Street Doors open at 7:00 pm - Dancing at 8:00 pm Admission $10 - Buy your tickets at the door Everyone 19 and over is welcome Door prizes & light lunch will be provided Come tap your toes to “Country Rose”

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE WHIST” 425 Brunswick Street 7:00 pm - come 30 minutes prior to event to sign up Entry fee is $1.50 Everyone 55 plus is welcome “Let us “whist” you away for a great game of cards”

Wednesday, Feb. 13th

Saturday, Feb. 16th

HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “VALENTINE TEA” Hart Pioneer Centre 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm $5 per person

ELKS CLUB presents: “ELKS POKER RUN” At the Legion Sign up for the poker run before 7:00 pm at the Legion Entry fee is $5 per person Start at the Legion with your 1st card in a sealed envelope Then go to Riley’s Pub, Coaches Corner, Croft Hotel, Alibis and then back to the Legion for your 7th card. Must be back no later than 10:00 pm

ALIBIS presents: “2ND ANNUAL NIGHT OF SURPRISES” Doors open at 7:00 pm Night of surprises starts at 10:00 pm No entry fee Admission is $10 - tickets available at Alibis Must be 19 or over to participate & or attend 1st place wins $500 For more info call Alibis at 250-596-9117

Saturday, Feb. 16th

Friday, Feb. 22nd

GENERATOR CABARET presents: “MARDI GRAS BEADS NIGHT” With Special Guest DJ’s Jimi Smyths & Guest stt Cover charge $10 Come out and take part in this New Orleans Style Party

GENERATOR CABARET presents: “HALF WAY TO SUMMER BASH” Generator Cabaret Special Guest DJ’s 9:00pm Admission $10 Come dressed in your Tropical wear!

Thursday, Feb. 14th

Thursday, Feb. 7th Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE DANCE REHEARSAL” Generator Cabaret at 6:00 PM You are invited to come down and watch the contestants rehearse their dance moves Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Friday, Feb. 8th Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE PAGEANT” Coast Inn of the North This Years’ Theme “Bringing Back the 80’s” Dinner - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Tickets for Dinner / Show - $50 Doors open at 7:00 pm for Show – Show time 8:00 pm Tickets for Show only - $30 Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Sunday, Feb. 10th

Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents “NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT” Lottery Licence #49988 Days Inn Hotel – Charlie’s Banquet Room Doors open at 5:00 pm Tournament starts at 6:00 pm sharp Entry Fee $60 – limited to 100 players Starting chips $2500 $2000 in cash prizes with $1000 being the top prize

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS” Hart Pioneer Centre 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Crib, Whist, Floor Curling, Carpet Bowling, Shuffleboard & more Prizes awarded to winners of all games Lunch served at noon for a minimal charge Live Entertainment from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Anyone needing a ride contact your nearest Seniors Centre and arrange to sign up for complimentary ride out and back

Saturday, Feb. 9th Blues Prince George presents “KENNY BLUES BOSS WAYNE” LIVE Kinsmen Banquet Hall Doors Open at 7:00pm Show at 8:00pm Tickets are $30 Available at Books and company

Sunday, Feb. 10th 26TH ANNUAL ICEMAN Various Locations Experience Prince George’s Winter Multi Sport Event Skiing, running, skating & swimming Registration deadline is February 6th For further details visit their website at www.pgiceman.ca

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Sunday, Feb. 10th

Mardi Gras Snow Daze presents: SENIORS FUN FAIR DAYS - “SENIORS IDOL CONTEST” Elders Recreation Centre Starts at 7:00pm Must Be 55 or over to Compete Prizes and Trophies $8.00 at the door Contact: Odelia @ 250-561-9381

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE SUNDAY DINNER” 425 Brunswick Street Beautiful Roast Beef and Ham with all the fixings Doors open at 4:00 pm Dinner at 5:00 pm All ages welcome Adults - $11 Children - $5 Good Food, good times, good friends

Saturday, Feb. 9th

Tuesday, Feb. 12th

A.W.F.A.C. presents “OTL HOSPITALITY NIGHT” Kinsmen Community Complex 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

OTL DINNER & DANCE Civic Centre Cocktails - 6:30 pm Dinner - from 7:15pm to 8:30 pm Dancing - 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Extra Dinner Tickets - $30

Friday, Feb. 8th

Saturday, Feb. 9th

JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “VALENTINE COUNTRY DANCE” Hart Pioneer Centre 8:00 pm to midnight Admission: $10 (snacks included) Must be over 19 to attend

MARDI GRAS SNOWDAZE in conjunction with the WESTWOOD PUB presents: “SNOWDAZE got TALENT” Westwood Pub Doors open - 6:00 pm Show time 7:00 pm Tickets: $10 - available at the Mardi Gras Office or the Westwood Pub Come out and support Prince George’s local talent Grand Prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas and $500 cash Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd & 3rd place

Friday, Feb. 8th

Generator Cabaret presents “MR. PRINCE GEORGE AFTER PARTY” Join Mr. Prince George 2013 and the rest of the contestants after the pageant Everyone 19 and over is welcome

Friday, Feb. 8th

Friday, Feb. 8th LAMBDA CABARET presents “BURLESQUE SHOW” $10 at the door includes dance after

Saturday, Feb. 9th A.W.F.A.C. presents OTL Dillman Field at 8:00 am Everyone is invited to come out and witness the madness

Sunday, Feb. 10th OTL Dillman Field at 8:00 am Everyone is invited to come out and witness the madness

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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SNOW DAZE CASH LOTTERY – Lottery License # 47878 ““Know KKnno Kno your limit – play within it” Tickets are only $2 each and are available at our office at 1529 – 8th Avenue or watch for us out & about town. Draw Date is February 23rd at 10:00 pm at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club

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Tuesday, Feb. 12th SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE CARPET BOWLING” 425 Brunswick Street 10:00 am Entry fee is only .50 Open to anyone 55 years plus “Rolling, rolling, rolling. Keep them balls - a - rolling Join Us!!

MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “MURDER MYSTERY DINNER” Treasure Cove Casino Show Lounge “WHO STRANGLED PIERRE WITH A SET OF MARDI GRAS BEADS” ????? A perfect way to spend an evening out on Valentines Day Door open at 6:00 pm Cocktails from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Dinner 1st Course begins at 7:00 pm Tickets are $40 each and are available at Mardi Gras Office or Treasure Cove Casino

Thursday, Feb. 14th LAMBDA CABARET presents “KILL CUPID PARTY” part 1

Friday, Feb. 15th THE GENERATOR CABARET presents: “MARDI GRAS BEADS NIGHT” With Special Guest DJ’s Jimi Smyths & Guest Cover charge $10 Come out and take part in this New Orleans Style Party

Friday, Feb. 15th SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE CRIB PARTY” 425 Brunswick Street Sign up between noon and 1:00 pm Anyone55 plus years is welcome Entry fee is $2 per person Prizes will be awarded Come early to register, meet our amazing members and have lunch

Friday, Feb. 15th JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Sunday, Feb. 17th HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “CRIB TOURNAMENT” Hart Pioneer Centre Tournament starts at 1:00 pm Entry fee is $5 per person Prizes will be awarded

Sunday, Feb. 17th HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “ROAST BEEF DINNER” Hart Pioneer Centre 5:00pm to 6:30 pm Adults $10 Children under 11 - $5 Everyone welcome

Monday, Feb. 18th COLLEGE HEIGHTS PUB presents: “WAITER / WAITRESS RACES” College Heights Pub Come out and cheer on your favorite Waiter / Waitress as they compete for the title of “Prince George’s Top Server” It all starts at 7:00 pm There is no admission charge For any establishment that would like to nominate an employee the cost is $50 cash or $75 in Gift Certificates Nomination Fees will go towards top prizes

Friday, Feb. 15th

Monday, Feb. 18th

LAMBDA CABARET presents “KILL CUPID PARTY” part 2

SENIORS ACTIVITY CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE FLOOR CURLING” 425 Brunswick Street 1:00 pm - come 30 minutes prior to sign up Entry fee is $1 per person Prizes will be awarded Everyone 55 plus is welcome

Saturday, Feb. 16th MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “WENDY’S KIDS FUN FAIR” Connaught Youth Centre 10:00 am - 4:00 pm No admission This year’s theme is “SUPER HEROS” Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero and receive a small prize Prize for best costume Games, Face Painting, Crafts and much more! Mascots will be in attendance Food and Game tickets only 0.50 each

Wednesday, Feb. 20th ORIGINAL JOE’S presents “HOT WING EATING CONTEST” Original Joe’s Registration at 6:30 pm - contest at 7:00 pm Entry fee is $20 per person Ist Place - $100 in Gift Certificates 2nd Place - $50 in Gift Certificates 3rd Place - $25 in Gift Certificates

Thursday, Feb. 21st

Friday, Feb 22nd JOEL’S KARAOKE Westwood Pub 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Friday, Feb. 22nd LAMBDA CABARET presents “MARDI GRAS PARTY”

Saturday, Feb. 23rd MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SNOW DAZE CURLING FUNSPIEL” Prince George Golf & Curling Club Curling from 3:00 pm to finish Buffet Dinner at 5:30 pm Enter a team of 4 for $160 (includes dinner) Go to www.snowdaze.ca for more info

Saturday, Feb. 23rd HART PIONEER CENTRE presents: “SNOW DAZE COUNTRY DANCE” Hart Pioneer Centre 8:00 pm to midnight Admission $10 Everyone welcome Must be over 19 to attend

Saturday, Feb. 23rd LAMBDA CABARET presents “MARDI GRAS PARTY”

Sunday, Feb. 24th MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE presents: “SNOW DAZE FAMILY FUN DAY” Prince George Golf & Curling Club Noon - 4:00 pm Bring the family out for an afternoon of fun and games and everyone is welcome to enter the “Grand Finale Snowman Building Contest” A panel of judges will be on hand to judge all entries. 1st Prize is a $1000 Downtown Shopping Spree 2nd Prize is $500 cash 3rd Prize is $250 cash

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Dieting easier when you don’t think about it

I excel at forming bad habits. lose more. After all, who knows I’m always going to do somewhat body part is going on thing about them, but I never strike next? Time to treat them actually seem to get around to it. all a little better, I guess. Like dieting. I’ve So I’m drinking been meaning to these super duper take a long hard healthy juices, have Life in look at my eating been ordered to quit habits for several the fat diet soda and am trydecades now, and lane ing to put more moveI’ve actually tried DELYNDAPILON ment into my life. I’m most of those flyactually liking it and by-night diets out at one time doing pretty well, but now my or another. The biggest problem car is giving me trouble, trying I’ve found with most of those to throw a wrench into my sucdiets is they make me hungry. cess. That stupid car can’t seem But last year I managed to to understand it is supposed to lose a bunch of weight and realpass by the McDonald’s in the ized it’s really not all that hard morning, not travel to work via as long as you don’t think of the nearest drive-by window. what you’re doing as a diet. A And, since I’m at the drive-by lot of times fat is more about window anyway, it seems rude what you’re carrying between not to order one of those tasty your ears than on your body. breakfast sandwiches, probably Also, when you get to a certain the only fast food I actually like. age things you took for granted Not that a greasy sandwich start to break down. Like my does in a diet, so long as you’re knees. One of them has become willing to eat only fruit or vegevery cranky. The first winter tables for the rest of the day, but I was here I had to use a cane a friend of mine (the one who occasionally when my knee just makes the all-natural juices) lists plain went on strike. Danged off all these ingredients in them thing. I argued with it, cussed that have more syllables than, it out, whined a lot, and it still say, an egg. wouldn’t work. I guess it figured Oh well. it had been doing enough heavy Besides learning to eat better, lifting over the years. I’ve also learned there’s some Anyway, this year though that things a person does for no other stupid knee (and its crony, the reason than it makes you feel hip) complain a lot some days, good doing it. Sneaking out for I’ve lost enough weight I don’t the occasional (OK, maybe more ever need a cane. But now I figthan occasional) treat is one of ure it’s time to get serious and the things I like. So is drawing

KNITTING KNOWLEDGE

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Elsie Rallison demonstrates knitting technqiues to a group of young girls at the Native Healing Centre Health Fair, held at the Native Freindship Centre last week. and painting. I even have a few of my own creations on my wall at home. Gorgeous if I do say so myself. Of course, the one I did that looks like a dozen cats clawed holes in it while vomiting catnip never made it to any wall. As far as I know it’s still hidden in the unfinished basement corner of the house I lived in Alberta. I also love to sing. At the top of my warbly voice as I play whatever favourite tune I have on so loud the windows in my

car threaten to explode (that will teach it to stop at Mickey D’s in the morning). And I read like someone was paying me to do it – everything from classics to suspense. And I like television. There, I said it. I love the crime suspense shows, but I also torture my boys by watching stuff like Say Yes To The Dress and Housewives Of Beverly Hills. I’m not sure if I watch those for the entertainment they provide or for the pained look that etches my boys’ faces. Teach them to

play on their laptops and leave the remote unattended. Anyway, for me it isn’t so much about losing weight to be like one of those fancy housewives. I do, however, want to be healthier. And I do want to maintain my sanity and be happy. Now I just have to decide what side of the line – sanity supplying equating good, or diet dashing equating bad – that danged delicious breakfast sandwich falls on.

CONTINUING STUDIES Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions The combinations of the 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. 1st Course: Introduction to Mental Health and Addictions Date: Feb 5 - Mar 6 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

THE COURSE IS A GO Only a few open seats....Register today! Diffusing Disruptive and Hostile People Confrontational situations can affect morale, reduce productivity, and can ultimately result in people leaving an organization. It is imperative that difficult situations are handled in a sensitive and positive way. Counts as credit towards your Supervisor Certificate! Date: February 12, 2013 (Tue) Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Recruiting, Motivating, and Recognizing Volunteers A successful volunteer experience involves much more than finding someone willing and putting them to work. Counts as credit towards your Supervisor Certificate! Date: Feb 13, 2013 (Wed) Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

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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.

invasion, and working positively in stressful settings. Learn to work with quality time on quality tasks to get quality results. Counts as credit towards your Supervisor Certificate! Date: February 14, 2013 (Thu) Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Managing Multiple and Changing Priorities

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 to work at their current jobs while moving forward with this training.

Upcoming Supervisor and Management Workshops (All times 8:30am to 4:30pm unless otherwise noted) 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)

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MBTI Certification Program Date: April 22 – 25, 2013 (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thu)

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Shorts HOCKEY DEAL Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Kirk Thompson has secured an NCAA Division 1 scholarship. Thompson, a 20-year-old Surrey product, will join the American International College Yellow Jackets (Springfield, Mass.) for the 2013-14 season. The Yellow Jackets play in the Atlantic Hockey Division.

SPRUCE KINGS The Prince George Spruce Kings recorded a win and a loss in two BCHL home games. Thursday evening, the Spruce Kings outscored the Surrey Eagles 4-1. The next night, they lost 2-1 to the Nanaimo Clippers.

UNBC B-BALL The UNBC basketball teams have returned to the Northern Sport Centre, where they’ll be for their final four dates of the 2012-13 Canada West regular season. Both teams were swept in doubleheaders on the road against the Victoria Vikes. The men lost 89-80 on Friday and 72-61 on Saturday. The women were outscored 65-48 on Friday and 82-66 on Saturday. For more, check Friday’s Free Press.

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With no national boxing championships, most of Canada’s top amateur boxers haven’t been as active this season. Prince George pugilist Kenny Lally is no exception. Although Lally started last year as Boxing Canada’s elite A team 52 kg representative, he wasn’t as busy during the second half of 2012. After falling short of qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, he took advantage of a lighter schedule with some downtime in August. Lally, 23, got back into training in the fall. But with the bi-annual World Championships on an off year, and the world’s top boxers still winding down from London, he had a relatively low key start to the 2012-13 campaign. With no senior nationals, Boxing BC provincials were also called off. Aside from stepping in the ring at an amateur card in Cranbrook in October, Lally’s only carded bout over the past six months was the main event of the Tacoma Golden Gloves last month. He defeated Tacoma Boxing Club member Jerrell Barbour at the competition on Jan. 19. That’s all behind Lally. Into a new year, in a higher weight class, Lally leaves this week for his first competition with the Boxing Canada elite team since May 2012. Nine months after his 2012 Olympic aspirations ended at a qualifier in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lally will reunite with his teammates in Puerto Rico. Lally leaves Prince George on Sunday. After a training camp in Puerto Rico, he’ll travel to the Dominican Republic to compete in the Independence Cup from Feb. 18 to 22. The Independence Cup rep-

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Kenny Lally warms up on a punching bag prior to a session at the Northern Sport Centre last week. Lally will be joining the Boxing Canada senior national team on an international trip to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this month. He leaves Prince George on Sunday. resents Lally’s first opportunity with the Boxing Canada elite team to box at 56 kilograms. He decided to move up a weight class last summer. “I’m just excited more than anything,� Lally says of rejoining the national squad. For Lally, moving up a division presents challenges. On top of facing new opposition from other countries, he could face competition within Boxing Canada. Justin Hocko of Windsor entered 2013 as Canada’s 56 kg A team member, and is planning to compete in the Dominican Republic. Lally and Hocko will be placed on different ends of the draw at the Independence Cup. The competition will include boxers from the host country, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico and throughout

the Americas. Puerto Rico has served as training grounds for the Canadian national team. Lally also travelled to Puerto Rico for a two-week training camp last April. “This is only a six-day camp so it’s probably just going to be sparring with the Puerto Rican team,� Lally says. Lally expects to see Puerto Rican Jeyvier Cintron during his visit. Cintron defeated Lally in last May’s qualifier and went on to represent Puerto Rico in London, where he fell one win short of a medal. “They’re really, really nice to us and good people, all of their athletes,� Lally says. “Puerto Rico and Canada, we get along really well.� Having fallen short of London,

the next few years may represent Lally’s best opportunity to live his dream of becoming an Olympian. His ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. While there’s still much to be decided for Lally, he’s looking into returning to the AIBA (International Boxing Association) World Boxing Championships. The 2013 event is slated to take place this October in Astana, Kazakhstan. But what Lally is particularly excited about this year is a major Prince George event hosted by his organization, the Inner City Boxing Club. Night of the Champions is scheduled for May 11 at the Northern Sport Centre. “That’s the biggest thing in front of us right now.�

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Pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act, and to provisions of the Commercial Transport Act, notice is hereby given that load restrictions may be placed on short notice in the near future on all highways within the Fort George District. The restrictions will limit vehicles to 100 per cent, 70 per cent or 50 per cent legal axle loading. Overweight permits will not be granted and all term overweight permits are invalid for the duration of the restrictions. Trucking and transportation companies, as well as the general public, should govern themselves accordingly. Your cooperation in adhering to the above regulations is appreciated. Dated in Prince George, British Columbia, this 25th day of January, 2013. Ron Marshall, District Manager Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Fort George District For more information about load restrictions, please contact District Operations Tech Cathy Melenka at 250 565-7014 or visit the Load Restrictions section of www.DriveBC.ca.

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Mark Holick saw a lot of the Western Hockey League’s Alberta teams while guiding the Kootenay Ice for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. Behind the Prince George Cougars’ bench at CN Centre tonight, he’ll get to see one of the Ice’s Central Division rivals. The Red Deer Rebels are in town for a weeknight game, opening faceoff slated for 7 p.m. Kootenay is the only B.C. club in a six-team division with four other Alberta squads: the Edmonton Oil Kings, Calgary Hitmen, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Medicine Hat Tigers. The Cougars will see a lot of the Central Division over the next two weeks. They’ll also play the Rebels in Red Deer on Feb. 13, the start of a four games in six days swing through Alberta. Before hitting the road, the Cougars will battle their B.C. Division rival Vancouver Giants, Friday and Saturday (7 p.m. at CN Centre). The Cougars sit ninth in the 10-team Western Conference with 16 wins, 30 losses, two overtime setbacks and five shootout defeats (16-30-2-5). The Rebels are fourth in the 12-team Eastern Conference with a 27-21-4-2 record. Holick expects a challenge this evening. “Any team coached by Brent (Sutter) is going to be hard work and in your face, pucks to the net, bodies, maybe a little bit of nastiness in their game,” Holick said on Saturday evening. “But we’re going to be ready for that as well. We got to try and get all of our guys on board. I’d like to use everybody if we can. But at the same time, everybody has got to be going to make sure we get our ice time.”

The Cougars are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss against the Victoria Royals on Saturday night. The game marked the second half of a CN Centre doubleheader. The Cats topped the visitors 6-2 on Friday evening. In Saturday’s contest, Cougars defenceman Dallas Ehrhardt scored the tying goal with only 1:34 remaining in the third period. He skated at the puck just inside the blue line, wiring a slap shot past goalie Patrik Polivka. “Basically I knew it was a tough play and I was just trying to put it on net and hope for something and luckily it went up and in for me,” Ehrhardt said outside the Cougars’ dressing room shortly after the contest. On the Royals’ side, forward Alex Gogolev scored the regulation goal and shootout winner. In the fourth round, Gogolev beat Cougars goalie Mac Engel with a shot that went blocker side off the post and in. The decisive marker came after forward Caleb Belter was stopped trying to slide the puck low on Polivka. Gogolev’s tally was recorded at 5:41 of the second period. Both goalies were steady in regulation, and that carried over in the shootout. They shut the door through the first three rounds. Zach Pochiro, Troy Bourke and Colin Jacobs were unable to score on Polivka. Engel kept the puck out of the net against Steven Hodges, Brandon Magee and Jamie Crooks. Magee hit the crossbar on a backhand attempt. Three out of four points in a doubleheader is nothing the Cougars will hang their heads about. But they know how close they came to getting that fourth one.

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Prince George Cougars forward Caleb Belter tries keeping the puck away from the Victoria Royals’ Brandon Fushimi during their Western Hockey League game on Saturday evening at CN Centre. The Royals edged the Cougars 2-1 in a shootout. “Baby steps with our group right now. We’re still learning, and it’s disappointing. A loss is a loss for us,” Holick said. “It’s encouraging that we battled back. We didn’t fold. It wasn’t the prettiest game. It wasn’t a Picasso by any means. But certainly we battled, we stayed the course, we threw a lot of pucks in traffic at the net. I think what you saw tonight is two tired hockey teams.” NOTES: Lineup – Holick was hopeful a couple of injured defenceman,

Marc McNulty and Jordan Harris, would be back practicing this week. He noted that they may be ready to hit the ice against the Rebels. Backup goalie – Affiliated player Ty Edmonds acted as Engel’s backup on Saturday and it’s expected he’ll do the same this week. Brett Zarowny was injured on Jan. 30 during the Cougars’ 5-2 road loss against the Tri-City Americans. Attendance – Announced attendance for the Cougars’ games against Victoria was 1,518

on Friday and 1,647 on Saturday. Schedule – The Cougars will have completed 75 per cent of their 72-game regular-season schedule after tonight. Their Alberta swing will include stops in Medicine Hat (Feb. 15), Lethbridge (Feb. 16) and Edmonton (Feb. 18). They begin another five-game homestand on Feb. 22, and will engage in a six-game Western Conference road trip in March. The Cougars’ schedule concludes on March 16 at CN Centre against the Kamloops Blazers.


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Although tankers have been safely navigating the north coast and its channels for decades, marine safety remains a top priority for British Columbians. We have been planning the Northern Gateway Project for over a decade, with a particular focus on protecting the environment. We have added specific safety requirements to our marine operations plan to help make the waters of the north coast safer not just for tankers serving the project, but for all marine vessels.

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Qualified BC Coast Pilots will board and guide all tankers… To prevent spills, all tankers serving the project will be modern and double-hulled, and will be vetted by independent, third party agencies before entering Canadian waters. Once strict safety and environmental standards are met, they will be guided through the Douglas and Principe Channels by qualified BC Coast Pilots.

Tankers travel slowly, but to make sure that marine species and their habitats are respected, tankers will be required to reduce speed as they pass through certain sections of the channels. Even their escort tugboats will have quieter engines to reduce underwater noise.

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Tugboats have been shown to significantly reduce tanker incidents worldwide. Powerful tugboats that have been specially commissioned for Northern Gateway will assist in the safe arrival and departure of tankers. All tankers will be attended by a close escort tug. In the channels, laden tankers will have two tugs–one tethered at all times. These tugboats will have emergency response equipment on board and will be capable of assisting any marine vessel.

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SLAM POETRY Books and Company plays host to the Travelin’ Poetry Tour Wednesday, Feb. 13. The event pits three poets against one another in a SLAM, a competitive format in which their poems are judged by the audience. The evening event includes hip-hop inspired freestyles, love poetry, hilarity, high-fives and insightful revelations. Tickets are $15. Event starts at 8 p.m. at Artspace, above Books and Company.

Putting the ‘fun’ in Francofun Maple taffy twirled on a stick is a big attraction – especially for children – at the FrancoFun Winter Festival. Volunteer Cliff Waldie, who along with Andrew McFayden manned the sweet snack booth, was the official “taffy taster.” The important step, Waldie said, is making sure the maple syrup is brought to the correct temperature before it’s poured onto a tray of fresh snow. Indeed, fun and food are the main ingredients of the week-long festival which wrapped up Saturday at St. Mary’s School with cars lined up around the block. Visitors are, of course, the white icing on the Festival d’Hiver celebration cake. Other volunteers from Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais, the local group that hosts the annual event, were kept busy Saturday overseeing both inside and outside activities. Inside, they cooked up a

storm preparing their popular hearty Sugar Shack Brunch featuring pancakes, sausages and maple syrup for about 1,000 people. There was face-painting and an arts and crafts table for children, entertainment including Old Time Fiddlers, Raghu Lokanathan, traditional song and dance set with Les Colons Biens, as well as silent auction items and raffle draws. Outside, a sunny, mild afternoon meant that visitors could enjoy activities such as the Concours de Martelage (spike hammering contest), snow building contest, Godendart sawing contest, “Shoot to Score” hockey challenge and, for the very energetic, there were snowshoe races. Mascot Mr. Bonhomme was on hand to greet the hundreds of visitors who came out to enjoy traditional French Canadian winter activities and help celebrate Francofun Winter Festival.

ECRA COMEDY Elder Citizen Recreation Association (ECRA) Drama Club presents their new comedy skit show Laugh Away the Winter Blues on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, available at the ECRA offices and at the door, 1692 Tenth Ave. or phone the office at 250-561-9381 for more information about this upcoming production.

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BeezNeez ready to serenade your sweetie

This will be the eighth year that the BeezNeez will be singing their hearts out on Valentines Day. “It has become a tradition for us,” says barbershop quartet member Marilyn Johnson. “On Thursday, February 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. the BeezNeez Quartet will go anywhere within the Prince George City limits to sing a song for your loved one. This could be a sweetheart/spouse, friend, family member, parent, child – whomever.” There are four different songs to choose from, she says: It Had to Be You (for sweethearts, spouses), That’s What Friends Are For (for friends), Somebody Loves You (for families), and Can You Feel the Love Tonight (for children). “From the past eight years signing Valentine-grams, we have many stories to tell. The reactions we get are priceless.

it and they all gather around to watch and listen.” To order your special Valentine Treat – for $25 your Valentine will receive a beauti-

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Marilyn Johnson, (left) , Kathy Pereira, Barb Humphreys and Sam Isabelle of the local Beez Neez quartet are ready to serenade your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. From the tears of happiness to those of extreme embarrassment and everything in between,” said Johnson. “We’ve had unique experiences.

Last year, for instance, we sang for someone at a local pulp mill. We had to don hard hats and safety vests to get to where we needed to sing.”

Often the song is sung for a gathering audience. “Usually when we sing, the person who is receiving the song does not know we are

coming. However at the place of business, whether it is an office, industrial place/ home/school/hospital, etc., there are others that know about

Boudreau brings new show Feb. 23 People who appreciate both live music and comedy will love a new concert brought to Prince George by producer, performer and vocal instructor Dawn Boudreau, who returns from her new home in Vancouver. The adult-oriented concert takes place Feb. 23 at Artspace and includes an evening of

comedic songs presented by Boudreau and local performers. Vancouver comedian Carter Hortie will MC the evening event with bits of stand-up comedy. Musical numbers range from Broadway musical songs to covers of other popular musical-comedians to original songs by Boudreau. “This form of entertainment

went over very well last year. Another instalment of this concert seems like the perfect reason for Carter and me to visit Prince George,” said Boudreau. An Evening of Musical Comedy was first suggested by musical theatre and comedy lover Arielle Bernier, after watching Boudreau open for

Hortie at a Nancy O’s comedy show in 2011. Bernier will be performing again this year, as well as other repeat and new performers with new material. Tickets for An Evening of Musical Comedy are $15, available at Books and Co. The concert will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Artspace. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Many events planned for Heart Month February is Heart Month. Heart disease and stroke takes the life of one Canadian every seven minutes. Funds raised from the February Person to Person campaign will support life-saving research, health promotion and advocacy initiatives to realize a future free of heart disease and stroke. Throughout February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation raises awareness and funds for stroke and cardiovascular research. This event will kick off the month and includes the Spruce Kings, who are holding special Heart Month events at their games in February. Meet the leadership volunteers, many of whom share a poignant connection to the cause and an inspirational

drive to battle the winter weather as they fundraise door to door this Heart Month.

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On the same day Pat Flack was honoured for past contributions to the Prince George YMCA, he also became the first chairperson of the YMCA of Northern BC. Flack was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the recent AGM of the Prince George YMCA. The medal marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s

accession the throne, and a limited number are being awarded in each federal riding across Canada. In making the presentation, CEO Mark Miller said Flack had served the local organization well for many years. “He has been a mentor to me and everyone else in this room.” Flack has served on the board of the local YMCA since 2003, and was chairperson from 2006 to 2010. He was FAMOUS PLAYERS 6

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Pat Flack, past and incoming chair of the local YMCA board of directors, left, receives a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from CEO Mark Miller during the group’s recent AGM. ties such as Fort St. James to participate in programs in Prince George. The YMCA of Northern BC will be based in Prince George, and

regional programs will be offered as partnerships are developed. CEO Mark Miller says while the name and role of the organization is changing, some

things will remain the same. “The Prince George YMCA will retain its inclusive philosophy, programs, mission and service standards

offered to children and families.” The name change took effect Feb. 1, and includes a new website address at www. nbcy.org.

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Wheelin’ Warriors ready to hit the road ALLAN WISHART allanw@pgfreepress.com

There are many things about the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North which could be chalked up as coincidence. The picture on their team page at www. conquercancder.ca is not one of them. Team captain Karin Piche knew exactly what she wanted. “My friend who was taking the picture asked why I wanted the shot to be me holding my bicycle up in the air. I told her I wanted it to look the same as the ride’s logo.” For Piche, the June 15 and 16 ride from Vancouver to Seattle will be the culmination of a dream – literally. “The name, Wheelin’ Warriors of the North, came to me in a dream,” she says. “I woke up with the name, and I knew it was perfect.” The decision to put a local team in the ride, a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, was one Piche had been thinking about for some time. “I started softly recruiting with people I knew from my work in the fitness world in Prince George. I figured for some of them, going on the ride would be a good motivator.”

Piche has been involved in the health and fitness industry for more than 25 years, working as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness director and fitness club general manager. She had been looking at the Ride to Conquer Cancer for a while, but was taking a nursing program and didn’t want to take anything else on. “I graduated in August 2012 and got a job as an LPN at the beginning of October..” With that taken care of, she decided to take the plunge. “In June, a longtime friend of mine named Nola passed away from skin cancer. She passed away while I was taking my finals, and in our class picture at CNC, the flag is at half-mast for her, because she worked at the school.” In mid-November, she “bit the bullet” and registered her team with Conquer Cancer. At that time, the team was one person – her. “I knew nothing about organizing a team or anything, so I told them I would probably be calling to ask for a lot of help.” The head office noticed something about the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North: The team was growing

– fast. ”When we got up to around 15 or 20 people, they realized we were serious about this, and they called me to see what kind of help I needed. They’ve been great, and the whole community here has been fantastic in supporting the team.” One thing becomes clear talking to Piche about the team and the ride, and it’s something other people already know. “My friends know when I decide to do something, it’s pretty much done.” The team, ranging in age from 16 to 72, now has close to 30 riders, each with their own reason for taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. “We’re making an extra commitment to take part, coming all the way from Prince George.” Following a bake sale last week at the hospital, Piche has ideas for a number of other fundraisers for the tea, including a dinner and dance at the Treasure Cove Casino.For more information on the Ride to Conquer Cancer, visit the website at www.conquercancer. ca, where you can also find a page dedicated to the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North.

Bringing the blues home EARL KRUSHELNICKI Special to Free Press

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Canadian Blues Summit in Toronto and the Maple Blues Awards, which is the highest award for Canadian blues performers. Five nights of music on three stages with about 40 different performances. The first night was a pre-conference show by Juno award winner Morgan Davis. A highlight of the conference was a Song Circle in which one of the featured song writers was Michael Jerome Browne. He will be doing a concert at Artspace above Books and Company on Thursday, April 18. Recently, he won an award for being Canada’s Best Solo Folk Performer in 2012 and has three Juno nominations. At Saturday’s “meet and greet” the 24th Street Wailers performed. Their sax player, Jon Wong, won a Maple Blues Award for being Best Sax Player in 2012. Blues Underground is doing a dance in Prince George with the 24th Street Wailers on Saturday, April 13. It was kind of hectic trying to see all the showcases because they started about 7:30 p.m. and the last one ended around 1:30 a.m. However, the performances were in three different areas in the hotel and start times varied so that it was possible to see partial sets of several performers in

an evening. When I went to the showcases, I was looking for performers that I thought would have good dance music and have the potential to do house concerts as well. The reason is that it is a long drive to Prince George and performers who can do house concerts open up several more places to do enroute. I saw a great set from Jack De Keyser and his band (De Keyser was brought to Prince George for a Blues Underground dance). I also had the pleasure of sitting with Jack Semple during the set. He and I are good friends. I’d sure like to get both of them here to perform together. Now that would be a great show. I came home from the Summit with about 25 new [blues musician’s] cards. You can hear many of these tunes on Blues Underground’s show Saturday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. on CFIS 93.1 FM. Blues Underground could not exist without the support of the local media. It is for this reason that Blues Underground is helping CFIS do a fundraising dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Kinsmen Complex with Juno award winner Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne backed up by a local band consisting of horn players Justin Frey (sax) and Cam Bell (trumpet) along with Curtis Abriel (bass) and Nick Tindale (drums).

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New exhibit marks museum anniversary The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearl; the modern gift is diamond. On Thursday, the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum will be celebrating with steel. A new exhibit, Still On Track: 30 years of the Railway and Forestry Museum Society, will open, showcasing the history of a group which started in 1983 to restore a 1903 snowplow. Since then, the society built the new museum on River Road and, while focusing on railway and forestry, has also added mining and

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KWIKAUCTIONS.COM New & Used Restaurant Equipment Auction Sat Feb 9th @11am 7305 Meadow Burnaby BC

BIG BUILDING sale... â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a clearance sale. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss!â&#x20AC;? 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

1994 Chevy pick up, 4 whdr, automatic, $1500 Call 250963-3107

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations North Valley Floors Installations & renovations. Free estimates 250 552-3456 or 250-649-8323

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Good Horse Hay 70lb Square Bales $5 a bale, also 2nd cut Alphalfa Square Bales $6 a bale. (250) 567-9813 Vanderhoof

Career Opportunities

Publisher/ General Manager Aberdeen Publishing has an opening for the position as Publisher/General Manager of the Prince George Free Press.

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$400 & Under Oak dining set, 6 chairs, hutch, excellent condition $400. Phone 250-564-3194 SHAW 3 HD Tuners, 1 with PVR Call 250-562-2950

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As publisher of the Free Press, you will help develop strategy for the newspaper as it continues to serve this diverse marketplace. Aberdeen Publishing is one of Western Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independent newspaper companies with properties in British Columbia and Alberta. If you have the ability to innovate, are customer driven, success oriented, and want to live in one of the most beautiful places in northern B.C., then we want to hear from you. We offer a generous compensation and beneďŹ ts package as well as the opportunity for career advancement. Please submit your resume by February 15, 2013, to the attention of: Ron Lovestone, Regional Manager Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, BC V2N 1T3 Telephone 778.349.6327 or email: publisher@northeastnews.ca

We thank all applicants. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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RE: the estate of DARIN LEE THIBAULT, also known as DARIN L. THIBAULT, Deceased, formerly of 106-1444 Irwin Street, Prince George, British Columbia, V2M 7B3 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DARIN LEE THIBAULT, also known as DARIN L. THIBAULT are hereby notiĂ&#x20AC;ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that full particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at 2782 Vance Road, Prince George, British Columbia, V2N 1N6, on or before March 15, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DEBRA LYNN SLUYTER, Executor TRAXLER HAINES, Solicitors

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

1 bdrm bsmt suite, College Hts, sep entrance, $650/mo incl utilities. 778-349-4584 2 BDRM bsmt suite. Off N. Nechako, w/d, f/s. Mature, working people only. N/S $850. Avail immed. Call Theresa 250-962-5570 Newly Renovated 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Asking $ 780 per month. Utilities included. Excellent neighbourhood close to CN Centre and CNC. Prefer single, quiet, working person. No pets or drug users. Call (250) 564-9062 to view.

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We are seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to continue and further enhance the strong growth this paper has experienced over the past six years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and ďŹ nancial management. In addition, our new publisher should be well suited to working with community groups and clients as well as developing sponsorship opportunities for the newspaper.

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EXPERIENCED, well equipped I.T. system/network administrator looking for parttime work throughout Northern B.C. Dennis Strain dstrain@bcenclave.ca

BK Moving. Small moves. Call 250-635-4317 or cell 250-6312307 ask for Buck.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wanting to Rent 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

900 sq ft 533 Dominion St. Retail/OfďŹ ce space $900/mo neg + Hst. Heat & Ph. not incl. Ph:Anna 563-1289 or Danillo 563-2738

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Datebook

Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only — dropped off, mailed or e-mailed. No phone calls please. Free Press Datebook runs as space allows every Wednesday. No guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1T3. E-mail datebook@pgfreepress.com

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WEDNESDAY Valentine’s tea, Feb. 13, 1-3 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.

THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs.org/ or 250-564-5191. Tai Chi classes, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-9643849. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information:

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Prince George Free Press editor Bill Phillips presents Diane Gabrielson with a brand new iPad2. Gabrielson was the lucky winner in the Free Press Daily subscriber draw. Congratulations Diane.

Proud those Proud to to recognize recognize those who give in our community.

who give in our community. 1475 Edmonton Street • 250.565.2515 www.spiritofthenorth.bc.ca

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Gerda 250-564-8561.

FRIDAY Drum Circle with Granville Johnson, Friday, 7-9 p.m., Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George, 1752 Fir St. Information: 1-250966-2320.

SATURDAY Annual Steak and Lobster Dinner, Feb. 9, Shooters Bar and Grill (611 Brunswick St.). Cocktails 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for 2618 Rocky Mountain Ranger Cadet Corps. Tickets: Rosemarie 250-963-9397. Senior Idol Contest, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., ECRA, 1692 Tenth Ave. Information: 250-5619381. Valentine’s dance with Akimbo, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, Hart Pioneer Cenrte. Over19 event. Nechako Flea

Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

SUNDAY Pancake breakfast, Feb. 10, 8:30-11 a.m., Eagles Hall on Dagg Road. Caledonia Ramblers easy snowshoe trip to Livingston Springs, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. Infor: Brendan 250-6140915. Valentine Sweetheart Auction and Tea, Feb. 10, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Masonic Hall, 450 Vancouver St. Hosted by Order of the Eastern Star. Tickets at the door. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail datebook@pgfreepress.com

Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

TUESDAY Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. tilopa.org. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines

women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250563-2885.

SUPPORT GROUPS Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue. Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) noon, AiMHi, 950 Kerry Sth. Information: 250-9603959, 778-416-0908. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or literacy@pgnfc.com. Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may

have the answers. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Shelley 250612-3877. Power Play, for children from newborns to five years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Ave. Information: 250-6149449. NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250-563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne 250-596-0125 or Jeanette 250-5639362. Wednesday evening Tops (take off pounds sensibly), Spruceland Baptist Church, 1901 Ogilvie St.. Information: Leona 250-962-8802. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Prince George Stroke Survivors Group meets Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave. Information: Julia 250563-3819, Roland 250-562-1747. La Leche League breast feeding support group meets the second Thursday of every month 7 p.m. at the Health Unit auditorium. Information: Tammy 250-612-0085. PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-5632885. Prince George ATV Club meets third Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. Carmel Restaurant meeting room. Information: George 250-9647907. Prince George

Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Monday noon-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m No appointment necessary, located in the Prince George Pentecostal Church, 497 Ospika Blvd. Information: 250-6179653. Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278. Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare.

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” CFIS 93.1 FM - Feb 9 50’s Theme Dance – 777 Kinsmen Place – 8 pm with Kenny Wayne’s Band as they perform a Tribute to Fats Domino & More! Prizes for: Best 50’s outfit and more. Tickets: Books & Co - $30 Project Friendship Society - Urgent Looking for volunteers to help/ participate in games, socials, cultural activities, arts, music, sports and specifically a Theatre Director. Michelle 250-563-4445 Learning Difficulties Centre of BC - Feb 9 Bottle Drive, if you have bottles and cans you would like to donate - email HYPERLINK “mailto:manager@ theldc.com” manager@theldc.com Lynne 250-564-8011 2015 Canada Winter Games - Feb 15 Community Celebration – 5 – 7 pm at Canada Games House, 545 Quebec St. Live entertainment, snowboard rail jam, kids activities, free board and ski waxing. Food, fireworks. Christine 250-596-2015 ext. 7 For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George

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In a scene from the skit Cowboy Challenge, a feisty cowgirl (Ingrid Maack) meets her match in cowboy (Roy – not Rogers – but Green). Elder Citizens Recreation Association (ECRA) drama club presents Laugh Away the Winter Blues on Feb. 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are available at 1692 Tenth Ave.

The Bernard family of Prince Geor ge created this family of snow men as their entry in the Mardi Gras snow man building contest

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