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RCMP seize 1,652 plants in various stages of growth, along with five pounds of dried marijuana. Contributed photo

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RCMP seize more than 1,500 plants and arrest two males AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Valentine’s Day didn’t end on a sweet note for two men after RCMP busted a substantial growop. Feb. 14, the North District Integrated Marijuana Enforcement Task Force (NDIME) and Quesnel RCMP members executed

a search warrant in the 4700 block of Highway 97 North, Quesnel, BC. A marijuana grow operation was located inside the residence. RCMP located 1,652 marijuana plants at various stages of growth and approximately five pounds of dried marijuana “bud� was seized along with related grow equipment and

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documentation showing residential occupancy. Police also seized two industrial sized diesel generators and a pickup truck utilized to facilitate the production of marijuana. “This drug seizure had an estimated street value of approximately $1.7 million dollars,� North District Media Relations Officer, Cst.

Lesley Smith said. “Police were also able to identify the two males tending to the grow and discovered one male was in Canada illegally.� Two adult males were arrested and are facing charges for production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. A 34-year-old male from

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Hungary is currently being held on a detention order, as he was found to be in Canada illegally. He is scheduled to attend an Immigration hearing in Vancouver later this week. A 59-year-old male from the Lower Mainland was released from custody and both are scheduled to make their first court appearance in

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Council resumes budget discussion

Quesnel City Council met for the second time on the 2013 budget to: • Review the 2013 capital project lists in detail. • Receive a report regarding the city’s reserve accounts. • Review the supplemental (new spending) project list. Dollar figures or percentages referred to in Budget 2013 news are subject to change and should not be considered final until the budget process is complete.

Capital budget reviewed The proposed 2013 Capital Budget is approximately $4.66 million. Most of this year’s capital budget is funded through reserves. Water and sewer projects are funded through their surpluses. Each year, $860,000 is budgeted for general capital. Staff prepares a list of projects and Council decides which ones proceed. To date, the project list totals $992,485. Department managers provided descriptions of each capital budget project for council to consider. The projects deal with a wide range of city services, from improving equipment for emergency services crews to infrastructure reinvestment. Council will review the projects and rank them. Those rankings are averaged and a revised list is created showing how many projects can be done within the existing budget. Council will discuss and vote on the capital budget

Budget 2013

items at the March 4 meeting.

Council reviews city reserves The majority of the city’s reserve accounts are set aside for specific capital purposes. Some examples include the Quesnel Works: Capital Reinvestment Reserve (infrastructure replacement), the Equipment Reserve (funds major equipment, like dump trucks) and the Tax Stabilization Reserve (helps offset revenue loss due to property re-assessments, especially in the major industry class). Other reserves fund water, sewer or special projects. At the end of 2012 the city had approximately $10.06 million in its reserve accounts. During last night’s meeting, Council decided to: • Consolidate the South Quesnel Water Reserve, Water Reservoir Reserve, MFA Debt Surplus – Water into one Water Capital Reserve. • Consolidate the Sewer Operating Reserve and MFA Debt Surplus – Sewer into one Sewer Capital Reserve. • Consolidate the Dike Project, General Interest, MFA Debt Surplus and Local Improvements reserves into one General Capital Reserve. • Amend the Reserves and Deferred Revenue Policy to read that Allocated Surplus funds earmarked for a


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project, but not spent within two years, will return to the General Capital Reserve, after approval by Council.

Supplemental items approved Subject to final budget ratification, Council approved a list of new spending items, referred to as “supplementals.” The following “ongoing” items were approved: • Environmental Advisory Committee budget increase, $5,000 • Information Requests costs (legal, audit, personnel), $27,500 • Supervisory training, $15,000 • Additional janitorial at

Community Policing Centre, $2,100 • Council training and tavel budget increase, ($1,000 per councillor, excluding mayor) $6,000 Note: This item was originally approved in Budget 2012 as a one-time increase. This decision formalizes it as an ongoing part of the budget, but there is no increase over last year. • Total, $55,600 The following “onetime” supplemental items were also added. • First Nations – Community to Community Forums. $5,000 • Management structure review. $10,000 • Invasive Plant

control - Himalayan Balsam. $25,000 Total: $40,000 Note: A $3,000 supplemental request to celebrate the Museum’s 50th Anniversary was approved, but Council decided to fund it from an existing budget account, so it is not a true “supplemental.” Approved 2013 supplemental items: $95,600 After this meeting, the tax increase to fund Budget 2013 would be 4.12 per cent, or about $28 to the average homeowner; however, any reference to tax increases is simply a reference point and is likely to change before the end of the budget process.

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BUDGET MEETING Budget Meeting Announcement City Council wants to hear from you on Monday, February 25, 2013 The public input budget meeting of 2013 takes place on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. This public input session gives residents, businesses and interested organizations an opportunity to share ideas with City Council as part of the budget process. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to make a presentation at this public meeting. Written submissions received prior to the meeting will be copied for Council and the public. Those presentations will be placed first on the agenda. People who wish to make verbal submissions may do so, but are asked to limit remarks to five minutes to allow as many people as possible to participate. Council will receive a broad overview of Budget 2013 and the public is encouraged to attend. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your ideas with City Council. Your views can make a difference when Council discusses important issues at budget time.

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Over to You, Mr. Dix I’d like to say that there are some interesting things in the provincial budget tabled in the Legislature this week, but I can’t bring myself to get too excited, because this budget will never be passed into law. That’s the problem with pre-election budgets: we can’t know if they’re real or not because they don’t get debated, and governments know they won’t be held accountable to them. Basically, they must be treated as a political promise from a party that wants your vote in a couple of months. That’s why I’ve joined with Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington and John van Dongen to call for the fixed election date to be changed to the fall, starting with the next election in 2017. We’d still go to the polls this spring, but moving the fixed election date to the fall for future contests will allow budgets to be fully debated and implemented, depoliticizing the election year budget process and bringing financial certainty to businesses and ministries in election years. I introduced a Private Member’s Bill this week to change future election dates. So far, the NDP, Green Party and BC Conservatives have supported our call to change the election date to the fall, and I hope the Liberals will support this legislation as well. Former Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell and other Liberal MLAs have previously endorsed moving the fixed election date. I do have to give the government some credit for their budget, because it admits that tax increases are necessary if we have any hope of balancing the books while continuing to provide robust public services. Realistically, however, even with these concessions there is no way the budget presented this week would hold up and balance our finances by the end of 2014. Now that the government has put their throne speech, budget, and election platform forward, the focus must turn to the man who wants to be premier after the May election: Opposition Leader Adrian Dix. After a week of telling the media that the Liberal Party has lost the moral right to govern and ought to be voted out of office, the NDP now have no excuses — they must provide an alternative vision and budget for BC as soon as possible so voters can make an informed choice on May 14th. To view copies of the 2013 budget documents and learn more about what’s in it, visit

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Budget 2013 in full swing T

his week, council met to talk about the capital budget, our reserves and some “supplemental” or new spending items. It’s always a challenge to sort through the capital projects and determine which ones need to be done, which ones are important and which ones would be nice to do. But, as always is the case, we have limited resources to work with and we face a long list of projects that need work. Right now, the proposed Capital Budget sits at about $4.66 million. Most of this year’s capital budget is funded through reserves, such as the Quesnel Works: Capital Reinvestment Program, which helps us pay the costs of replacing aging infrastructure. Water and sewer projects are funded through their surpluses (property taxes don’t pay for water or sewer, your utility bill does). Each year, we try to budget about $860,000 for general capital. This year’s list has a wide range of projects in it (you can see it on our Budget 2013 website), but the total is $992,485. So, after hearing the rationale behind each project from our staff last Monday, council will take that list, review it, provide our input and then get back together on March 4 to vote on the projects. As for the city’s reserves, the city has about $10.06 million. That funding is set aside for special reasons. For example, we have an Equipment Reserve that pays for major equipment, such as dump trucks or snowclearing equipment. We also have a Tax Stabilization Reserve that helps us when we see revenue loss due to property reassessments. We also have reserves to fund water, sewer or other special projects. Again, a list of our

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE reserves and where they sit at the end of 2012 is on our website. Council also approved some new spending items, some of them ongoing, such as funding for supervisory training, council training and travel and janitorial duties. Others were onetime expenditures (meaning they won’t be in next year’s budget), such as funding for a First Nations community to community forum or invasive plant control. At this time, if we adopted that budget and made no changes anywhere else, we’d be looking at a tax increase of about

4.12 per cent. For the average home, this equals about a $28 increase to the city’s portion of your tax bill. But we’re a long way from being finished – we still have to vote on capital projects, talk about how we fund our reserve accounts and deal with any surplus from 2012. Any reference to tax increases is simply a reference point; it’ll probably change before the end of the budget process. I encourage you to learn more about our budget. Visit our website at Budget2013 - we’ve posted a lot of information there, including preliminary budgets, information sheets and summaries of our budget meetings. I must thank our finance Chair, Coun. Ed Coleman, who is doing a great job of

leading us through this process. I also want to thank our Director of Finance Kari Bolton along with the rest of city staff who have participated in making this budget process so productive and engaging. So if you want to have your say, come to our public budget meeting on Monday Feb. 25, 7 p.m. We’ll hear a presentation regarding where we are in the process and you’ll have an opportunity to present your ideas or ask questions. The city’s budget is your budget; it pays for the services you need and want – tell us what you think! Do you have a question for Mayor Mary Sjostrom? E-mail it to us at newsroom@ and we’ll forward it to the Mayor so she can answer it in an upcoming column.


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Past Volunteer Citizens of the Year - Rev. Gary Landers (1980) - Mac Grady (1981) - Margot Rose (1982) - Marie Weldon (1983) - Cathy Walsh (1984) - Joan Huxley (1985) - Frank Hennessey (1986) - Ruth Scoullar (1987) - June Wall (1988) - Grace Steele (1989) - Helen Kuhn (1990) - Susan Maile (1991) - Mel Dunleavey (1992) - John McKelvie (1993) - Betty Motherwell (1994) - John Pritchard (1995) - Gloria Lazzarin (1996) - Jack Nelson (1997) - Vera Peever (1998) - Doreen O’Brien (1999) - Stan Phillips (2000) - Helen Flynn (2001) - Ron Silver (2002) - Bob Zimmerman (2003)

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Who do you think should be Quesnel’s Volunteer Citizen of the Year? Deadline March 28, 2013 Do you know an outstanding volunteer, someone who works tirelessly to make our community a special place and who deserves recognition? I so, submit your nomination today!

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Nominees for the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the year will: • have contributed to the betterment of the community in a fashion that you feel is desirable and beneficial to all. • have contributed in a positive manner in the areas of business, government, social improvement, community service, cultural arts, religion, youth work or any other area of activity that you feel contributes to a better community. • have lived in Quesnel, or area, for a least the past calendar year. Submitting a nomination: • Any person, group or corporation, except the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, may make a nomination. • Complete an official nomination form. • Judges may not be aware of the nominee’s past voluntary work; therefore, nominations should include a nomination form with a brief statement outlining the reasons the individual is considered worthy of receiving the Award. • Letters of support should include other accomplishments and relevant information that may be helpful in evaluating the nominee. Please limit each letter of support to one page. • No other supporting material will be accepted. • Nominations forms and letters of support must be delivered no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 to: City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5 or Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A8 There is time commitment for the award winner, who will participate in an organized committee, which meets approximately six times per year

Official nomination forms can be picked up at City of Quesnel - 410 Kinchant Street or Quesnel Cariboo Observer - 188 Carson Avenue during business hours

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Makes sense



he BC Liberal government’s plans to boost income taxes on business and high-income earners takes a page out of the NDP opposition’s plans and makes sense. The NDP plan had called for the corporate tax rate to go to 12 per cent, where it stood in 2008. The BC Liberals are boosting the corporate tax rate to 11 per cent on April 1. The provincial government will also impose a higher personal income tax rate on individuals with incomes of $150,000 or more. Their provincial income taxes will rise 2.1 per cent to a rate of 16.8 per cent, as of Jan. 1, 2014. Both of these tax increases are necessary at this time, given the financial shackles the province is in. It has been running large deficits, at least partly because of much lower natural gas prices, which have affected government revenues. The province is claiming it will balance the budget in 2013-14, largely because it plans to sell more than $600 million in surplus property. Given that the real estate market has softened somewhat, that is probably an optimistic figure. There is nothing wrong with selling surplus properties, but there are probably too many properties on this list. The provincial government is also boosting MSP premiums again next year. This is completely unfair to moderate income earners, who do not get the exemption from paying the premiums that goes to low income people. This budget is crafted with the May 14 election in mind, and while its revenue assumptions may be sound, as economist Tim O’Neill asserted on Monday, it is very much a political document. It is designed to convince wavering voters that the BC Liberals are competent money managers. Over the course of the past 12 years, the Liberals have been sound money managers much of the time, but in recent years their record has been more mixed. The Liberals were hoping for a big boost in revenue through the HST, but that was torpedoed by voters because of the bumbling way the government brought in the tax. That hurt their reputation as competent managers. By adopting part of the NDP platform, the Liberals may have unintentionally telegraphed that the NDP too has good fiscal ideas. -Black Press

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hen a meteor exploded over Russia last week with an estimated force of 20 atomic bombs, I was reminded of how teeny-tiny we Earthlings really are. I didn’t always think of myself in that way though. As a youngster I thought the world revolved around me and that the moon was following my every move. Whenever I went for an evening drive I’d sit in the back seat of the car; gazing out the window, and there it was, right above me. When I went to sleep at night, the moon was always there too, waiting for me to say goodnight before I nodded off. I remember the first time I laid on the ground looking up at the stars, finally grasping just how vast our world truly is. I don’t remember how old I was at that moment, but I recall, for the first time ever, feeling overwhelmed, as I realized that I was just one of a gazillion creatures in an

Lori Welbourne

On A Brighter Note astronomical solar system we know little about. I became more interested in the world outside my own after that and I started to understand how vulnerable we all are. Not just to the mysterious stuff that’s going on beyond our own planet, but to “Mother Nature,” and anything that can happen beyond our control. Ironically, this newfound realization didn’t scare me, but instead, made me feel more fearless. It still does. Somehow understanding that I’m just a minuscule piece of the puzzle and not nearly as important as I sometimes think helps me relax and enjoy life for what

authentically as we can. And when it comes to the stress of raising children, living life and working towards big goals, I do everything I can to enjoy the process. When I fail, I’m lucky to have allies that will help. “Imagine today is your last day,” one of my friends will say if she knows I’m stressed out about something. “Cherish what’s truly important, because you never know - you could get hit by a bus tomorrow.” Or a meteor. Or an asteroid. Remembering that life is a gift and there’s no guarantee of its length can be like pumping gas into our fuel tank when it starts running low. It’s important to keep on the winding road of life, and to thank our beautiful moon as we drive it. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at


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it is. The news of the enormous meteor explosion over Russia, coupled with the news of the gigantic asteroid skimming our planet near Australia hit home and left me pondering my place in the world again. Who cares if the house is a mess or I’m way behind with work or someone is angry about something I wrote in a column? I’m just one little ant doing my best on the big old anthill and hoping a giant foot doesn’t come crashing down on me any time soon. Of course, this perspective never lasts long and I always go back to taking myself more seriously than I ought to. But I like to think that I’m getting better as I age. In many ways I know I am. As the years go by I care much less what others think and much more about being true to myself. We may only live once, so we might as well try to live as


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Business with a heart Willis Harper owners Marvin Megyesi and Bruce Broughton purchased 30 seats in the proposed new arena and 20 seats in the proposed arts centre for a total towards funding Quesnel MultiCentre of $12,500. These two community boosters challenge the community to have a heart and make the Multi-Centre a reality. Tracey Roberts photo

The thin edge of the wedge, answers wanted Editor: I couldn’t help but notice the city’s large ad on page four of Wednesday’s Observer announcing the Feb. 25 public hearing aimed at allowing secondary suites in Carson Subdivision. Be aware that this is the thin edge of the wedge that is the city’s new housing strategy and, if unchallenged, will see an eradication of single family residential zones in our city. While we should legalize and bring up to code much of our existing multi-family housing, I question council’s agreement to allow

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secondary suites in single family residential zones of our city. Doesn’t council realize that Quesnel already has some of the most depressed rental rates and real estate prices in western Canada? Sure, large-scale affordable housing initiatives are necessary in Vancouver where rental rates are many times what they are here. Is “open zoning” the trendy new “sustainable” flavour of the day? Will it maybe get the city a grant? Are they afraid to crack down on illegal suites? Have they simply given

up on enforcing their own bylaws? Why mess with the few surviving single family zones when so many of the city’s residential parcels are already zoned for secondary suites? We bought and built in a single family zone in good faith, entrusting the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to legally preserve our environment and our land values in perpetuity. Sure, we paid a premium dollar for our single family home and we don’t gripe about paying proportionately higher taxes in our single family neighbourhood. Condos

and gated communities like Aveline Place are single family and adult only zones, so why the double standard? As a long-time home owner in Johnston Neighbourhood, I question whether the aging, leaky infrastructure in our little corner of town can even support an influx of secondary suites, (in addition to the illegal suites already condoned.) Will more bodies, using more sinks, showers, toilets and washing machines further hinder our sporadic water pressure? The re-routing of traffic from Carson Subdivision through our

neighbourhood was bad enough and soon... more traffic? What about air quality? Secondary suites will force more parking on our streets, many of which do not even have sidewalks. What about snow removal? And all those extra garbage cans? Driving to and from Johnston neighbourhood is already a challenge, especially when the Davie Street underpass is closed for months at a time. What effect will all this have on our long struggling commercial rental housing market? Why not make landlords clean up their places? Will

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

this pre-empt properly structured seniors’ housing and social housing? Is an unlimited proliferation of basement suites really the answer? I think not. An upside for us? Our taxes will likely drop as a result of deflated property values. How about the cost to all taxpayers as home owners like us duke out this betrayal in the courts? (Lawyers love this stuff!) Finally, don’t half our council members live outside the city? Will it affect them? Ron Paull Johnston Neighbourhood


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Time to register

Learn how to win the luxury tent There are less than two weeks left in Early Bird registration for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life. Until March 1, the cost of registration is only $10. March 2, this cost goes up to $20. So not only does registering early save you money, it gives you more time to plan your fundraising and tent decorating. Registering early will also get you one step closer to being the team who wins the Luxury Tent at Relay For Life. No folding lawn chairs and cramped tent for this team. The winners of the luxury tent will spend the day under a spacious awning, lounging on deluxe patio furniture in a prime location around the track. This year, we’ve done away with the complex points tracking system to determine who will get the luxury tent. Instead, there are three simple criteria to be entered in the draw to win. The first criteria is that your team must have eight members registered by March 28. The second is that

your team must raise a minimum of $2,500 by May 15. The final criterion is that your team must participate in mission delivery at Relay For Life. This means that your team will have something set up in your tent at Relay For Life that will inform other teams on a cancer-related topic. You might give information on a specific type of cancer, on a cancer prevention initiative, or on the services that the Canadian Cancer Society provides. Whatever topic you wish to provide information on, it must be approved by Cathy Briggs, Team Development Co-Chair, by May 4. Cathy will then help you find the accurate information on your topic. Whether you plan to register before or after March 1, there are two ways to register this year: or by filling out the paper form available from your team captain or at the Canadian Cancer Society Resource Centre at 332 Front St. The dedicated volunteers at the

Resource Centre can also help to answer your questions, fill out your registration and provide you with information about the Canadian Cancer Society. Don’t have a team? No problem. Several teams are currently accepting new members from the public and more are sure to come as teams continue to register. You can register online or in person and our volunteers can help match you with a team. Why do you Relay For Life? Join the Relay For Life – Quesnel BC Facebook group and share your thoughts on Relay For Life. Does your Relay For Life team have an event coming up that you would like to make known? Email quesnelrelay@ and we will include it in our next article. You can also submit your events to www. and www.quesnelchamber. com to be included in online events listings. Team packages are now available at the Canadian Cancer Society Resource Center at 332 Front St. You

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can also register online at www.relaybc. ca/quesnel2013. February 28 will be the next team information night at the Sandman Hotel, 7 p.m. For more information on the Relay For Life event or how you can get involved, contact Michelle Godfrey at 778-414-1222 or 250-983-8815, or Kara Perdue at 250983-4241. You can also email For questions about Teams contact Cathy Briggs at 250-7471739. You can also visit the Relay For Life website at for information on the Canadian Cancer Society, to register your team and for online donations.

Waiting for the big melt Although the North Cariboo has experienced many warm, winter days recently, it’s still too soon to think about firing up the tractor for spring gardening. Annie Gallant photo

The BC Services Card. Your CareCard, and more.

One card. Many services. The new BC Services Card is part of government’s plan to modernize BC’s health care system. It replaces your CareCard, can be combined with your driver’s licence, and also acts as your photo ID. It’s more convenient and more secure, with enhanced features to protect your personal information. And getting yours is easy. Starting February 15, 2013, and for the next five years, you can simply enrol when renewing your driver’s licence. And even if you don’t drive, you can enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. To learn more visit:

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Friday, February 22, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


It’s never too late ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


t’s time to change your life and it might be a matter of lifestyle. Bev Haluschak was very familiar with the CHIP program, a four-week lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. She helped deliver the program in Quesnel and was very familiar with not only what was required but had witnessed firsthand the excellent results. However, during one of the initial sessions Bev’s lab results were worrisome. “I gave permission for my results to be sent to my family doctor,” she said. “I got a call right away, he want to see me right away.” Although Bev has Type 2 diabetes her cholesterol levels had always been on the normal to slightly higher side. These lab results showed her overall cholesterol levels at more than 7, dangerously high. “I bargained with my doctor,” she said. “I told him I was starting the CHIP program and had witnessed good

results. I asked him to reserve judgment on adding medications until after the post-CHIP lab results were in. “The doctor was recommending the same lifestyle changes as the CHIP program and he agreed to the experiment.” Bev said that with her diabetes, she has regular blood work and usually her glucose levels had also been on the high end of normal. “This was the first time my cholesterol levels were in the danger zone.” Despite her familiarity with the program, Bev admitted life gets in the way sometimes. “I wasn’t as diligent and my levels got somewhat out of control,” she said. “Now my motivation was strong to make the changes I needed to move to a healthier lifestyle.” Within the month, Bev’s cholesterol levels had dropped two full points into the normal range and her blood sugar levels also dropped. “The doctor was surprised and please, so was I,” she said with a smile. In preparation for the program, facilitator Keith Corbett holds two free information sessions, Feb. 25 and 26, 7 p.m. at

the hospital main floor boardroom. This offers people a chance to see what the program is about and decide if its right for them. “This program is an intensive first month and anybody can do just about anything for 30 days,” Corbett said. “I don’t expect people who take this course, will, in 30 days, make all the changes and sustain those changes. But I do expect and I know it’s attainable for each and every graduate to move in a direction that will improve their health.”

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Bev Haluschak is seen, first-hand, the impressive results of the CHIP program. Annie Gallant photo

The program sessions begin March 4 and run through to April 4, Monday – Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. During the sessions, participants learn from the most up-to-date information and research, the why and how of making changes. “The CHIP program is based on good information and education and gives me what I need to make informed lifestyle choices,” Bev said. “The program is set up so the participant can do it 100 per cent or make small incremental changes

which still provide tangible results.” She said it’s common for participants to notice changes almost immediately. “But it’s not just a feeling of wellness, it’s also substantiated by objective lab results.” Bev went on to say that our health, for the most part, is up to each person but she knows what she wants for her future. “I want my retirement to be vibrant and energetic, not focused on ill health. I want to be able to volunteer and be involved and don’t want that compromised by something I could have avoided.” Regular physical activity is also part of the healthy choices promoted in the CHIP program and Bev has also embraced that choice. “Now I’m walking every day, I work out at the gym several times a week, but the bottom line is that I do something active every day.” She said every participant receives a pedometer to count every step they take and during the sessions they discuss how far the group has gone based on the total number of steps. “This can sometimes be

a friendly competition but we also determine where we walked in total steps. Once we hit Kenora I suggest we move on because the shopping isn’t great there. “Seriously though, what that demonstrates is that every step counts.” She also said that everyone comes to the program at a different stage, but everyone in the program is also on the same journey. “Together we’re learning regardless of where we are. It’s a supportive environment and everyone of us has something more to learn. “With the most leadingedge health information and research, we get the tools we need to make effective, life-changing choices.” For those who think the program can’t work for them, Bev has the answer. “It’s never too late. We’ve had elderly people see remarkable changes. It’s only too late if you give up on yourself. Remember even small manageable changes can achieve significant results.” To find out more about CHIP call, 250-992-3444 or 250-991-9297 or attend one of the free sessions. You can also visit

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Quesnel No. 69 begins C

harles Henry Allison was an enterprising man. In 1912, aside from being part owner of the local telephone company, he also served as pharmacist and postmaster. Allison came to Quesnel quite by accident when the steamer he was on couldn’t navigate the Cottonwood Canyon on the way to Fort George and was forced to dock at Quesnel. Hailing from Port Perry, Ontario, Charlie was a Freemason and member of Fidelity Lodge No. 428

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In his new frontier home he longed for the same likeminded associations he enjoyed back east. So he set out with a handful of other Masons to start a Masonic lodge in Quesnel. In order for a lodge to be born, it must be sanctioned by a constituent lodge and Cariboo No. 4 in Barkerville authorized the fledgling Quesnel lodge to meet under its warrant. It is interesting to note that Cariboo

No. 4, which began in 1867, is still active today! The first members of Quesnel No. 69, as it would be known, were men from all walks of life. An integral member of the new lodge, Edward Leight Kepner, owned the Occidental Hotel and was a Past Master of Union Lodge No. 324, in Mifflintown, PA. Albert John Elliot’s “tobacco and billiards” business occupied the ground floor of the newly constructed lodge building on Carson Avenue. He was a member of Simpson Lodge No. 157 in Newboro, Ontario. Other original members of Quesnel Lodge No. 69 were Robert Blades – foreman of the Wingdam mine, V.P. of the Quesnel Hockey Association and member of Hiram Lodge No. 17, New Jersey; farmer and road superintendent Henry Harry Moffat; farmer and butcher William Thomas Ewing; and John George Hutchcroft, part owner and editor of the Cariboo Observer, and a member of Petrolia Lodge No. 194, in Petrolia, Ontario. James Climenhage is a member of Quesnel Lodge No. 69 and current Lodge Historian.

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Home Owner Grant up to $70.00 Equalizes Mill Rate Increase

“The Town of Quesnel is pleased with the Provincial Budget” said Mayor Alex Fraser yesterday. “We are pleased,” said the Mayor at a press conference, “chiefly because the per capita grants remain the same.” In addition, Home Owner Grants have been raised to $70, he said.” This means that the residential property owner in Quesnel will have no tax increase on 1963.” Provincial property has been set at 15 Mills by the B.C. Government, which will mean an increment of $2,285 to the town treasury. “This applies to Provincial Property in the Town,” said the Mayor, “where prior to this, for 40 years, we’ve never had a dime from this source.” This Column is to highlight our 50th Anniversary

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Join the World Day of Prayer 2013 On Friday, March 1, the women of France invite you to join with them in the World Day of Prayer celebration, praying under the theme, “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”. Each year the World Day of Prayer service brings with it a feeling of curiosity. What will we learn about the theme and the focus country? What will challenge, inspire and encourage us? “Our experiences of being a stranger and then being welcomed empower us to build connections and create community where all are welcomed,” the World Day of Prayer Committee of France stated.

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The women of France introduce us to six women on their committee. We learn their names and we learn that some have come from other parts of Europe and Africa. With this introduction we realize that the World Day of Prayer Committee of France is inclusive and representative of the multi-cultural complexity of France. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about the culture and heritage of France. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the World

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Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of France. A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Salvation Army’s Warrior Song Cafe, 7 p.m., 374 McLean St. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. For World Day of Prayer materials or to learn more about WICC, visit the website or contact: Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 Tel: (416) 929-5184; fax (416) 929-4064; E-mail: wicc@wicc. org; www.facebook/WICCanda/

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Friday, February 22, 2013


A lesson learned in traffic court I

got a speeding ticket several years ago. I was caught still cruising at 100 just past the sign that said 80 km/h. Within seconds I would have been braking since I was planning a left turn into someone’s driveway. I told the story to a guy I work with and he said, “I’d fight it!” Well, that’s what I decided to do – I fought it. Several months later I went to court with a big hand drawn map of that stretch of road and all kinds Pastor Jon Wyminga of explanations of Cariboo Presbyterian Church why I really wasn’t driving dangerously or breaking the intent of the law. Eventually my turn came and when I asked to show the judge my map he rolled his eyes. That’s when I knew it wasn’t going to go well. I left court that day with the same fine I came with and a strong dose of humiliation to go along with it. Earlier, during that court sitting, a young man appeared before the same judge. He said, “I know what I did was wrong but I can’t manage the fine. Could I have a bit of a break?” That was a different approach! He left court that day with a reduced fine. Wow! I came trying to justify and rationalize my actions and got humiliated. He came admitting his fault and received mercy. Could this be a lesson in how to approach God? It sure reminds me of a story Jesus once told. It’s in Luke 18:9-14. You may want to look it up in a Bible or online. It also gives me something to think about in this season of Lent when those of us who follow Jesus reflect on all that he did for us in his life, death and resurrection. Jon Wyminga is pastor of the Cariboo Presbyterian Church in Nazko.

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Gunnel was Born on September 23, 1929 in Borås, Sweden, and passed away February 5, 2013 in Quesnel, BC. Predeceased by her beloved husband Thore. Loved and missed by her family; daughter, Annika (Lucien) Carré, son, Bob (Michele) Nystrom, grandchildren; Joel Carré, Marisa Nystrom, Eric Nystrom, and great granddaughter, Chloe Carré. Thanks Mom. We have so many great memories to keep you in our hearts. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Quesnel & District Palliative Care.

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Celebrating 75 years

Canadian Cancer Society continues the fight against cancer


he Canadian Cancer Society is marking its 75th anniversary in 2013 and so this year is just a bit more special than the last. The last 75 years have given us much reason to celebrate and many successes, however, there is still work that needs to be done in our fight for life. Despite the struggles happening around us, I still find that there is a strength that can never be broken. We continue to look for individuals to build on this strength and welcome anyone who would love to volunteer their time. The Canadian Cancer Society will fight until people start listening, until survival rates improve and until cures are found. This is not easy and we need your help. With awareness comes funding, with funding comes answers and with answers there comes a cure. Everyone deserves

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We would also like to make note that since we have so much going on with Relay For Life and The Daffodil Campaign, there will be someone in The Canadian Cancer Society office who will be able to attend to all questions or concerns. Tuesdays you can contact me about any questions or concerns about Daffodils/ Relay. Other dates and contact information will be available and confirmed in the coming weeks. I need to also give a big Thank You to everyone who has given The Canadian Cancer Society love and support. Thank you for believing that we are strong enough to change and face the disease – thank you for wanting to be part of our mission. Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel branch.


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Schools face off at Hallis Lake JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter

Above: Skiers bail on the rollers at the Adventure park. Right: Students get off to a quick start in the relay. Jonas Gagnon

Masses of school children in t-shirts and light jackets created bundles of energy as they waited for their turn to jump into the starting gate and slough off some of their excess energy under dull grey skies. The masses of children were courtesy of ten schools who took part in the elementary school races at Hallis Lake, with two of the ten making their way from out of town — Williams Lake and Prince George. "The races were a fantastic treat for both experienced skiers and some budding athletes who tried skiing

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The 47th annual mixed Valentine Bonspiel uncurled last weekend as curlers from around the province slid into town to join local teams for a fun weekend of curling. The event brought in 20 teams to compete for the hearts and minds of local curlers. Dave Plant, the Quesnel Curling Club manager was happy with the event. "Mixed events are a tough draw, most of the time we're just mixing and matching existing teams for the tournament," he said. "It's a really fun, noncompetitive event." John Havens, from Quesnel and Grant Wawryck, also from Quesnel face-off in the bonspiel's 'A' event. The Haven's Rink got off to a slow start as John was drawing against four in the first and came up short, making the game 4-0 after one. Haven's battled back to make it 5-3 after three, but Wawryck took two in the fourth to make it 7-3 at the half way

mark. By full time Wawryck had pulled in another three, to finish the game up 10-4. Local Blair Hedden and Tim Richards found themselves on the same sheet at the end of the 'B' event. Tied at two after five ends, Hedden got two in the sixth and stole three in the seventh to break open a well-played game. Hedden took the game 7-2. Colin Shpak, from Quesnel, threw rocks against local Mike Myron in the 'C' event final. In a very tight game, Shpak was leading 4-3 after five and stole one in the sixth and another in the seventh on a measurement to win 6-4. This weekend the curling club will host a men’s bonspiel, along with the final hurraw of the youth curling league. Kathy Summerville and Ciny Nikirk, of the Mike Myron Rink, follow the rock in last Sunday’s ‘C’ finals.

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for the very first time on Saturday," Sunshine Borsato, director of Jackrabbits, said. Half-sized athletes took part in an array of races, including: individual classic, mad dash, double cross, relay, and freestyle race. The freestyle seemed to be one of the most popular with the children. Three or four children would start at the top of the Adventure Park, zipping down the rolling humps, then over a tight bridge before heading through a tight corner and down through hoops to the finish. The event was one of the more viewer-friendly and the fastest of the day, while also featuring the most tumbles.

Carson school took first as a school, and first in the team spirit competition, to take a total of 127 points. École Baker took second with a combined 99 points, followed by Red Bluff at 85 points. Lakeview took fourth with 71 points and Parkland rounded out the top five with 45. St. Ann's was next at 34 points. Dragon Lake took seventh with two points and Voyageur pulled up the rear for the local schools with one point. In the two-way struggle for first for the out of town schools, Williams Lake found stunning success, with 160 points, over a hundred more than Prince George, which collected a total of 54.


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Celebrating soccer Ten teams, four from Prince George, two from Williams Lake and four from Quesnel took over the indoor QYSA facility to jump start the soccer season. There were a total of 19 games over the two days, with about 150 players, male and female aged 8–12 taking part.  With friendly, but intensely competitive games, it was an excellent opportunity to give players an idea of REP level of play. Comments for Williams Lake and Prince George were all positive, particularly as this was a great opportunity to break up the winter. Quesnel Youth Soccer will host the European Football School March 8–10 (open to all players, register with QYSA). REP team tryouts / training starts March 25, watch the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association website for details. Quesnel will also be holding the Third Annual Goldpan Indoor Tournament April 19–21.

Correlieu boys basketball update The senior boys Correlieu Clan basketball team has been riding high on a wave of success all year and are preparing to mount their attack on zones this weekend. "This weekend will be zones in Dawson Creek, where the boys have a great shot at going back to provincials for the second year in a row,"

coach Dustin Clauson said. The struggle for the team has been letting locals know about their success, last week's home game being the only time they have played in Correlieu's gym due to scheduling problems.The season started out slow, but as the team progressed they ironed out wrinkles and found

themselves doing well in their tournaments Most recently, the team has won both of their last two tournaments going 3-0 in both. This weekend the senior boys will be at zones in Dawson Creek. The Junior boys are also attending their zones this weekend, in Vanderhoof.

Bringing football back to Q–town JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Michael Keryluik misses coaching minor football. In Prince George, where he lived before a career move took him south to Quesnel, Keyluik coached a team of small athletes, teaching them team building, discipline finding them a place in the diverse array of positions and giving them a sense of accomplishment. Not being a man to sit passively, Keryluik hasn't sat back and resigned himself to the lack of minor football in Quesnel, instead he's connected with Jeff Morris, the high school football coach, in an effort to bring minor football down. Quesnel, Kreyluik said, had a team in the past, but somewhere along the way that

fizzled. That isn't going to deter him, though. "I don't see any reason why Quesnel can't field a team of kids at each level," he said. It was that proactive attitude that got him into the sport in the first place. When his son decided to play, Keryluik jumped right in and asked what he could do. Despite his lack of experience with the sport, they took him up on his offer and set him to wrangling kids. After he jumped in the deep end, he found out he knew more about the sport than he had thought. Later, he was thrown the keys to a team as the league in Prince George grew, and, taking a page from his own playbook, he grabbed a couple parents from the sidelines that were eager to help and put them to work as coaches and kid wranglers.

And that's what he's looking to do again here: grab some parents and make some things happen. But, if you'd like to learn to swim before you jump in, next weekend is the Northern Combine, a showcase of northern talent at the Northern Sports Centre, featuring a coaching clinic. Now, the Quesnel Football Committee is looking to collect everyone they can into the fold, with positions from everyone from kid wranglers to media relations to coaches. "Really, what we're trying to do is get the word out – if you want to learn how to coach, come out," Keryluik said. For information, contact Keryluik at 250-983-7006 or 778-414-5333 or email him at, or call Jeff Morris, 778-4145333.

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Regionals, provincials and zones, oh my! Students and other athletes are hitting the zenith of their season, testing out winter-learned skills in regional, zonal and provincial tournaments. Quesnel has sent hordes of athletes out in search of precious metals and precious medals. Meanwhile, other athletes are ramping up as the temperatures rises above zero, foreshadowing spring, when a young athletes fancy turns to thoughts of green fields and diamonds.


also placed first, earning the Gold Interpretive title. Flanagan placed second in Sr. Bronze Ladies. Nickolet earned the Regional title in the STAR 4, 13 Over category. Nickolet also placed first in Bronze Elements Grp two. Additionally, Nickolet was awarded the competitions' Jr. Artistic Award, Greenwood was awarded the competitions' Sr. Artistic Award and the Sr. Artistic Honourable Mention went to Marleau. Quesnel Figure Skating Club is next in action at the STARSkate Super Series Final, held in Kelowna Mar. 8–10, where six members are poised  to compete for their provincial rankings.

CSS Alpine Ski Team Correlieu skiers took over at the zones at the beginning of the month, paving the way to provincials. Team members placed firmly in the top ten to capture the spot for the team. Chris McGauley took third, Greg Russel sixth, Levi Lawlor seventh and Brody Lawlor took ninth in the individual standings. Haley Doucette, from the girls side of things, qualified as an individual to compete in provincials. The provincials in Whistler March 3–6.

The Quesnel Figure Skating Club went to Kitimat to compete in the Cariboo North Central Regional Championships. Four skaters were there to represent the local figure skating club, which they represented with honour. Olivia Marleau, Wrestling Cassandra The Correlieu boys Greenwood, Kayla wrestling team took Flanagan and on other wrestlers Madison Nickolet from their zone, Feb. took on the best 16 in Prince George. from the region in “I am very proud grand style. of what our team Marleau earned has been able to do the Novice Ladies this year. They have Regional title. put in a lot of hard Greenwood the work over the last lone registrant in four months and Jr. Silver Ladies it paid off in their freeskate, earned zone performances. her personal best Above: the medalist of the All of our wrestlers score of 31.48 QFSC. Right: CSS Alpine Ski qualified for points. Greenwood team Jonas Gagnon and contributed photos the provincial




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championships by winning some tough matches. This is truly an accomplishment and I am really excited for the opportunity that they now have,” coach Thomas Stewart said. Kurtis Ford won a gold medal, James Enzmeinger won a silver medal and J.J. Hackler, Brian Fisher, Jon Enzmeinger, Jared Fisher and Nick Enzmeinger won bronze medals in their respective weight class. Each member qualified for provincials in Duncan, Feb. 28 – Mar. 2.

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The Junior Girls Basketball team finished their season on Saturday with games against Columneetza and WLSS at the District Playoffs. The talented Columneetza team advanced to the Zone tournament by defeating Correlieu 52-15. Telise Gauthier had 11 of the 15 points, including two three-pointers and was named game star. WLSS proved to be the stronger opponent, defeating Correlieu 46- 34 in the second game of the day. Savanah Watson was named game star, leading her team with 12 points, while Telise Gauthier chipped in nine points.


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he loud and proud Chevy Crew keeps rolling down the Fraser River as they solidified the top playoff seed with a 6-2 humbling of Bear. Obviously inspired by the best ever Grammy awards on Sunday, the General Motormen only needed a V-6 of skaters to sparkle on the red carpet. Leading the way was Shaney’s (Got a Gun) Thon, who despite looking like a lady, collected another hat trick to go with a couple of golden assists. The recipient of one of those beautiful saucers was Ian (Hannah) Montana, who also had a five–point morning as Bruce (Springsteen) Steve Dodge Broughton finally PAPERBACK WRITER found his scoring touch just after he picked up his 14th helper of the year. Meekly replying for Bear, who had an entire line more than their opponents, was Shane Baker (Street), as Chris (Isaac) Royle finally found his way out of the doghouse for his first tally since Jan. 2. Meanwhile back in the Barn, the SPCA was on standby as both Tenders were repeatedly beaten like rented mules in the 9-7 Blue Collar victory. Although the leak started last week versus Bear, no one could guess the Serenity floodgates would be ripped from their hinges so violently as BCS road the cataracts to their fifth win of the season. Scoring his first hat trick of the year for BCS was Brody (Niagara) Neighbour, who had three of his team’s first four tallies before losing his touch. Jumping in where (Niagara) left off was Kevin (Helmcken) Hesslegrave, who also tinkled a trio, as Jim (Shannon) Sales found the twine twice. The Builder Boys will have to return to the drawing board, as after only giving up five goals in three games, they have now been torched 14 times in their last two, as their goals against average creeps toward five. But it’s always better to focus on the positive and the Serenity side saw Richard (Boy) George notch his first since Dec. 22, 2010 to open up the scoring. A hat trick by (Billy) Joel Marsh and a pair by (Sweeney) Todd Gryschuk should have been more than enough for a W but when the final horn sounded the Builders were just a team that we used to know. Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.

QJS B-Ball tournament The girls at QJS invited teams from around the province to display their abilities in a tournament in their own gym. The girls came in second place overall. First off, the QJS girls found themselves on the court against the Vanderhoof A team, against whom they found their only loss of the weekend, 30-44. Next up was the Vanderhoof B team, who Quensel took down, 17-9. Fraser Lake was the next team to fall to the QJS girls. 44-12. The final team the girls faced was Columeetza, who the girls slipped by with a two basket margin, 26-22.


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This appealing design for a one-bedroomplus-den family home, tailored for a lot that slopes to the back, will allow plenty of room for expansion, thanks to the unfinished basement included in the plans. Entry is up two steps to a covered porch, welcome protection in inclement weather. The porch’s angled sidewall echoes the shape of the den or second bedroom, with its attractive bayed-out, partly-mullioned window. The foyer extends in two directions. To the left are a coat closet and powder room, ideally located for guests, and straight ahead, past the den, is the open-plan living area, THIS DESIGN INCLUDES AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT including a great room, dining area and kitchen. The great room’s corner fireplace will attract family members in the cooler months, while the dining room’s access to a covered deck and the back garden will make the MAIN FLOOR PLAN space equally pleasant during the warmer 1371 SQ. FT. (127.4 M ) months. 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT The kitchen is separated from the rest of the space by a six-sided prep island and eating bar, so the cook will never feel isolated. An L-shaped counter configuration promises efficiency. Natural light will flood in through the window over the double sink. The master suite, located at the back of the WIDTH - 35'- 0" (10.7 M) home for privacy, includes a generous walkDEPTH - 62'- 0" (18.9 M) in closet, as well as an ensuite with a tub PLAN NO. 1-2-612 and a shower stall. The linen closet is also TOTAL 1371 SQ. FT. (127.4 M ) located in this room. The laundry room enjoys access to the JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LIMITED STRAIGHT ENTRY double garage. All ceilings are nine feet high. Exterior finishes include painted trim, horizontal siding and decorative garage doors. This home measures 35 feet wide and 62 feet deep, for a total of 1,371 square feet. Plans for design 1-2-612 are available for $579 (set of 5), $657 (set of 8) and $702 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our NEW 45TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheque and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week”and mail to: HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK c/o...Quesnel Cariboo Observer, #203- 151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S1OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: www. AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: 2


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In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

Caretakers/ Residential Managers

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking



Kindergarten Registration


Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Your tax-deductible donation either to continuing palliative care services or to Quesnel Hospice House will assist those living with or affected by life-threatening illnesses, by providing dignified care and comfort. Donations may be sent to: Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association PO BOX 4537, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8 Volunteer Co-ordinator/Grief Counsellor 250-985-5815 Executive Secretary/Donations 250-985-5816

Thank you for caring.

Cards of Thanks I was shopping last week at Save On Foods,got home & realized forgot my purse in the shopping cart,rushed back to find out a gentleman had brought it into the store. How wonderful that was , for someone to be so caring to do so . Thank you so much! a Grateful Citizen.

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Children Childcare Wanted BABYSITTER / Nanny Needed. We are looking for a dynamic person to care for our 2 children, aged 19 months and 5 years old Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 4:30 pm. Position is in the Dog Creek area and would include walking boy to/from school, preparing meals and snacks, activities, play time and ensuring their safety. Please email your resume to Thank you for your interest.

Employment Business Opportunities PENNZOIL SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Mechanical aptitude and customer service skills required. Automotive experience desirable. Training provided. Email resume to or mail/drop-off resume at Motherlode Quick Lube, 252 Juniper, Quesnel, V2J 4C6

Regional Sport & Physical Activity Coordinator Northwest Region only.

P/T caretaker position avail. live in. Experience with children, cooking and cleaning required. Call 250-992-9543.

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Please forward a cover letter, resume, & 3 references by Deadline 5pm Thursday Feb. 28.

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Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 – Friday Mar. 15, 2013 The Quesnel School District will begin enrolling Kindergarten students (including French Immersion, located at Ecole Baker Elementary) in District Schools for attendance in September 2013. To be eligible to attend, a student MUST turn five years of age between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. There are NO exceptions. To register, you will need to bring your child’s Birth Certificate, BC Care Card, and proof of residential address (i.e. Hydro bill) at the time of registration. Children will not be registered for school without showing legal proof of age and residence in BC. Kindergarten Registration Forms, Kindergarten School of Choice Request Forms and additional information/forms are available online starting February 8, 2013 but may not be submitted to your neighbourhood school until February 12th. All neighbourhood schools will also have forms/ information needed when you go to register. With the exception of French Immersion at Ecole Baker, ALL students must first register at their neighbourhood school. School of Choice forms will be available at that time should a parent/guardian wish their child to attend a different school. (Please note: Non-catchment students will be placed in their school of choice based on criteria laid out in Policy 310.4 – Student Registration, Enrolment & Placement. Bussing may not be available to non-catchment schools. Parents who choose to educate their children at home should contact the District Administration Office at (250) 992-8802 for more information. Board of Education, Quesnel School District Caroline Mitchell, Chairperson

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Friday, February 22, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer



Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

661262 BC Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons, 685 Newman Rd. or 385 Front St. Quesnel, BC. Food counter attendant. Full time/shift work. Nights/overnights/early mornings/weekends.$10.25/hr. + benefits. Apply at store. Fax:250-747-2476

Lidder Investment o/a River Rock Pub & Restaurant in Quesnel, BC is hiring a FT Indian Cook. 3 yrs experience is required & must have knowledge of making Indian dishes like Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Veg. Curries, Naan, Rice, etc. Salary $13/hr , 40 hours per week. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset. Interested applicants email resume at

Ulysses Restaurant is looking dishwashers. Apply in person with resume to 122 Barlow Ave.

Administrative Assistant required. Duties will include data entry, reception, bank deposits along with other various duties. Individual should have good organizational skills and be detail oriented. Working knowledge of word and excel required. Knowledge of Quick Books is an asset. Please send resume to Box “B� C/O Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8 Hiring Immediately Full Time Corporate/Conveyance Position. Experience an asset, but will train. Experience with computers & good typing skills required. Drop off resume in person to 531 Reid St. Quesnel Journeyman - Electrician for sawmill/Reman facility in Quesnel, B.C. Duties will be servicing and maintenance of our electrical equipment. Call 250-992-7471. Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

Education/Trade Schools

Line Cook required - Minimum 2-3 yrs preferred. Apply with resume to Billy Barker Restaurant. Ask for Carl. Looking for experienced cook with knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine. $15/hr 20 hrs/wk. Apply in person at Penisola. Part time experienced line cook & Part time / Full time server required. Apply with resume to the alamo in Kersley. RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM

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Quesnel Family Optometric Center is looking for an energetic, inspiring and dedicated individual to join our team. An individual who is able to work independently with minimal supervision in a team atmosphere. There will be opportunities for professional growth through continuing education courses. In office training. Requirements: - Must be fashion oriented. - Must have good communication and telephone skills, - be well organized, - able to multi-task and be efficient, - be good in decision making and problem solving. Apply in person with a resume to Adrienne. 455 McLean Street. No phone calls please.




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Friday, February 22, 2013

Thank you to the following poets who submitted their poems. Poet’s Corner will run the last Friday of each month (providing we get submissions). Drop off your poems at the Cariboo Observer Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email to Fax 250-992-5229

Frail Moments I’ve been plagued with repercussions From the choices that I’ve made I’ve been trying to find my purpose Since my values have all changed

Time unfolds too quickly

A lack of faith has kept me grounded A thirst for knowledge keeps me sane Still some mysteries only deepen Still my demons somehow reign

The persistence of this helpless state Has caused some disbelief As these winter’s pass away With all that I believe

It’s within these frail moments Where I could lose my way And return to who I was And waste another day

Although I wasn’t rescued I came crawling to my aid And though I’m still alone I consider myself saved

Only since I’ve gotten sober Has a chance come into play To achieve the things I want Tomorrow and today

I’ve adapted to this scenery Where I was once enslaved I have grown to find contentment As I drift towards my grave

But some mysteries only deepen And my demons somehow reign As the ghosts that I’ve created Discreetly call my name Matt Merna

DAYDREAM Ones imagination can get you through, the difficult times, when you need a new view.

My place has a view, with hot sandy beaches, an ocean of blue, and warm blowing breezes.

Just close your eyes and find yourself, in a place you long for, a place you’ve felt.

Theres sand in my toes, a cool drink in my hand, my worries are gone, as I lay on the sand.

A dream if you will, that takes you there, that feeling of joy, a place with no cares.

For one moment I find, I can escape to my place, where joy is the feeling and a smile on my face.

Imagine that place, in all its detail, just close your eyes, let it take you there.

Carla Hamel

Mom and Dad

I hear their voice today it seems, it echoes through my childhood dreams. Their joyous laughter, reach my ear. In awesome wonder I see them near, Hand in hand with them above. I feel the fun, the care and love. For the meaning of this scene, I know and understand, That families are forever, it is the

Father’s plan. Thank you, I wish to say, I love and miss you to this day. In a land that knows no parting pain, Mom and Dad together again. For my childhood days of yesteryears, I find a quiet place and shed some tears. June Harnden Anderson

The smell of a newborn child, never out of your sight, the warmth of their skin, little footsteps at night.

We’ve done what we can to ready you for this, the rest lies with you, Remember our wish.

New beginnings, the first day of school, making new friends, following new rules.

Call often, drop by this is always your home, when struggles arise, you’re never alone.

Tears and happiness, emotional mayhem, a rollercoaster of thoughts adolescence ’round the bend.

We hope you’ll experience, the ups and the downs, the love and the hate the smiles and frowns.

New responsibilities, a challenging time, expectations a’plenty, no time to unwind.

From this you will grow, In life and in love, Experience some pain to rise from above.

Preparing for change, to leave the called ”nest”, onto independence, we hope they pass the test.

Learn on your journey, and try to stay kind, be proud of yourself, always open your mind.

We’ve struggled and strived, to teach you our best, to nurture and love, to prepare for that test.

Time unfolds too quickly, we’ll always hold on, to that child inside, they’ll never be gone.

The whole world awaits you, the challenges you’ll face, we hope you’re prepared to enter that race.

Carla Hamel

What does it take? What does it take to live and show my allegiance to You my dear Heavenly Father? Well, it takes my steady devotion and God’s honour which is worth my brother. And what does it take to fully understand the words of His good book? To know that I shall everyday read and study them and take a closer look. To live and to allow His commandments to ripen with glory inside of me, This is my goal and my destiny that I shall fight for until eternity. And what does it take to prepare

for a perpetual position in Heaven? It takes trust and faith which travels beyond this transient life that we are given. I could go on with so many more questions that have answers for God’s sake, But I am only certain about what it really is going to take. The glory and grace of my dear God will abide in my forever more, And that is what it takes for me to allow His spirit to always thoroughly soar. Debbie Rosenau


Friday, February 22, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Pets & Livestock

Employment Volunteers

Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Client Care Volunteer Training Program QDHPCA welcomes compassionate men and women who are interested in providing respite care, companionship and support to individuals, and their families, who are living with a chronic progressive or life limiting illness, to those who are at the end of life, and to those who are bereaved. As a Client Care volunteer your care and support may be needed in the person’s home, in hospice, in hospital or in residential care. If you are interested please contact QDHPCA’s Co-ordinator of Volunteers & Grief Support at 250-985-5815.

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Feed & Hay

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale


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

Dry pine split and stacked. Long box: $50. Short box: $30. Pick up load. No delivery. 250992-7810 or 250-992-5030. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837





Beautiful executive home on 5 acres offers complete privacy. Over 3400 sq. ft, 4BR, 3 baths, lovely kitchen and living room. Gorgeous yard, 2 decks, hot tub, 24x32 shop. $309,900. #3999 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

This 3 BR, 2 bath house has been almost completely remodelled. New hardwood & ceramic floors, remodelled kitchen, new paint, doors, light fixtures and more, Just $224,500. #3971

Beautiful executive home on .37ac in Johnston Sub. Lovely maple kitchen, tile & hardwood floors, new 3pc ensuite, and freshly painted in & out. 4 large BR, 3 FP, gorgeous yard. $329,900 #3962 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

Wanted to rent good quality pasture for 100 yearling heifers, 25 cow/calf pairs & 5-10 bulls. Needed May 15 to Nov 15. Please call early am or evenings. (250)398-2805

Pets CATAHOULA puppies born Dec 29/12. 2 female, 2 male. Family raised with young children and pets. Vet apt Mar 1 for 1st shots. $500. ($100 deposit to hold) 250 249-0107 or ENGLISH Bull Terrier puppies, (Don Cherry dog), CKC, CH bloodlines, Ex Family pet, $2000 (604) 853-4273

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Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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

Lovely character home near the hospital on Walkem St. 4 bdrm, 3 bths, large sunken L/R, hardwood & tile floors, spacious kitchen, covered deck, dble gge. $199,900. #3762

Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr.

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DISPOSAL OF LOT SL33 at 1702 Dyke Road



SUBJECT PROPERTY SL 33 PL PGS217 DL 1122 PID 024-532-665

BULL SALE MARCH 2/13 1:00 pm B.C. Livestock, Williams Lake

35 Black Angus - 2 years old 2 Black Angus - 3 year old 18 Yearlings - 50-75 Replacement Heifers


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Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle



The City of Quesnel invites interested parties to submit a sealed bid/offer on a City owned lot located at 1702 Dyke Road. The 2013 assessed value of this property is $20,400. Building conditions apply on this lot. Contact the City’s Development Services Department for information. This lot is part of a Strata Corporation and is being sold on a “as is, where is” basis. Sealed bids, clearly marked “Sale of 1702 Dyke Road” will be accepted at the front counter of City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 until Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Public opening will follow. The City of Quesnel reserves the right to refuse any or all offers submitted on this property including the highest offer. Inquiries may be directed to Kari Bolton, Director of Corporate and Financial Services during office hours at 250-992-2111.

6’ Bucket Doigts Diesel , A1 Shape $16,800 call 250-255-4509

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Open Houses


Ray Blackmore in Attendance Sunday Feb. 24th 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm • #13-490 Lewis Drive

Bob Sutton Realty Ltd.


Misc. Wanted


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

16x80 2011 mobile Must be moved. 250-747-3298.


Call 1-250-552-9007 for more information.

#8296 - LIKE NEW, 2 bdrm creekside unit in Aveline Place. Hardwood and tile flooring, solid fir doors & window ledges, new H/E furnace, central air conditioning & a N/G fireplace. New concrete patio, counter tops, all bathroom fixtures, and top quality appliances. Take a look and see what you could be enjoying!

250-992-5575 Ramada Quesnel

250-944-1144 for details

Prime space for rent in downtown Quesnel area. Beautifully furnished, must see to appreciate. Ideal for professional with skincare expertise. Turnkey operation negotiable. Available April 1

Open Houses

Mobile Homes & Parks


Chairs $10 each


ACG Accounting The new home of Angeline Carpenter, Colleen Langille and Gloria Burns Providing bookkeeping, payroll, year end services and Personal and Corporate Tax preparation and filing all at reasonable rates. 2401 Campbell Crescent Quesnel, BC Phone: 250-992-7501 Fax: 250-992-7514 Office Hours: 9am-5pm M-F

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


2002 Bobcat 873


QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


100 gallon oil tank for furnace. $50. 992-7810 or 992-5030.


QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

Misc. for Sale

Lightweight each

Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202


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Bed Spreads: -Queen size $20 each -King size $25 each


27” Citizen TVs $35 each

Northland Mortgages


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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

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1996 Chevy Blazer

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

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

ONE STOP APARTMENT SHOP 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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353 Reid St. 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

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1241 Lark Avenue

Suites, Lower 1bdrm bsmt suite suitable for mature, n/s, working person or couple. Utilities incl. N/p, references required (250)747-1434 New 1bdrm. suite. Close to school & MP Mall. N/P, N/S. Avail. immed. Call 747-3878

Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.


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

B.C. GOVERNMENT RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION MEETING Marc. 4, 11:30 a.m. in Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre. No host lunch. Contact Wendy Friesen, 250398-7306 for any questions.

Cars - Domestic

Call Shawna

1994 Cadillac Concord (one owner)

Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

References required.


Duplex / 4 Plex

Mobile Homes & Pads

4 Dr Sedan Deville, w/ Sunroof , Fully Equipped.


Call 250-255-4509

Recreational/Sale 1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

McLeese Lake Estates MHP

Large single & double wide manufactured home sites available. Quiet country living, with low pad rent, year round RV sites available for month to month rental, full hookups. (Not a campground.) 1(877)304-4644

Modular Homes For rent south of Quesnel 3bdrm, 2 bath 16x80 2010 trailer. N/P, N/S. $1200/month. 250-747-3298.

Homes for Rent WESTRIDGE house for rent. 5 bedrooms. N/S. No cats, small dogs only. $1500/month. Call 250-392-3899. WQ 2 Suite house, 3bdrm up/2 down or rent full house. n/p, n/s, close to school. (250)983-5298

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Barlow Creek bachelor suite, some furniture. 550/mo. & damage deposit incl laundry facility, hydro & Wi-Fi. N/S 1 (250)992-8568 leave mess.Avail March 1st

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Apt/Condo for Rent


One owner , Factory storm windows , 10 gal HWT , Stereo , Roof air, Microwave oven , 21’ awning, Lrg Double Fridge , Oak cupboards , Super 17’slide out . Excellent Live in Trailer


Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

Call 250-255-4509


QUESNEL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING AND DESSERT SOCIAL Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room to discuss future events, presentations and funding ideas, among other topics. PRACTICAL NURSING DIPLOMA INFO SESSION Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m. at CNC. For information call 250-991-7500, visit the admissions desk or quesnel.


Warehouse Lien Act Notice is hereby given to Marcus Regular, last known address 26 Robinson Cres., McKenzie, BC V2J 1P0 Fowler Moving, 962 Carson Pit Rd., Quesnel, BC will sell by auction household and personal goods.

ART GALLERY PRESENTS ARTIMESIANS opening reception. Refreshments will be served. The But theArtimesians hour comes and now is when thewill true worshippers exhibit be on shall worship the Father in display throughout spirit and in truth. God is–a March. Tuesday spirit and they 10 musta.m. worship– 4 Saturday, him in spirit and in truth. p.m.

Woodlot Licence 2073 Woodlot Licence Plan #1 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 17 of the Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Regulation, that a woodlot licence plan has been prepared for Woodlot Licence 2073 held by Sandra Hope Lepetich. Woodlot Licence 2073 Schedule A Lands are located south of Quesnel via West Fraser Road, east of the Webster Lake Road junction. The Schedule A Lands include DL District Lot 1619 North & South 1/2, Block A of DL 8013, Parcel A& B of Block C DL 8013, Block B of DL 8010, Block D & E of DL 8010, DL 11744, fractional SE ¼ of DL 8012, Block A of DL 8012 and the NW ¼ of DL 8012. The Schedule B Lands are located approximately two kilometres south of the Garner/3400Rd. junction, adjacent to Narcosli Creek. If approved by the Ministry of Forests , Lands and Natural Resource Operations District Manager, this plan may apply for a term of 10 years from the date of approval. The Plan also includes a one cutting permit over the whole of the woodlot area for green wood and salvage harvesting. The woodlot licence plan is available for public review and comment at 841 Elm Street, Quesnel, during regular business hours between February 18 and March 19, 2013. Any written comments on the plan should be mailed to Cariboo Forest Consultants Ltd., Steven Curtis, R.P.F., 841 Elm Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 7J8 before March 19, 2013. Please phone (250)747-4382 to book an appointment to view or discuss the plan.

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Seniors’ Centre. For information phone 250-992-6957.

OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE, Mar. 2, Masonic Hall. Dance form 8 p.m. – midnight. Admission $10, includes lunch. Tickets at the door. Contact Jean 2150-992-5081.

CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre.

OPTIONS FOR SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP, free, co-sponsored by Wordspinners and Literacy Quesnel, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at 206, 288 McLean St. Subject: print-ondemand, e-publishing and local options available for publishing your own book. A light lunch available for small fee. Seating limited, call Pam 250-747-1925 to pre-register.

LEGION FLEA MARKET, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. Help the Legion help the veterans. Donations can be dropped off at the Legion or call Ken, 250-747-4951.

LIBRARY YARN CLUB meets the second and fourth Thursday afternoon, 1 – 3 p.m. in the library activity room. RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? NEED HELP WITH A BRICK WALL? Quesnel Genealogy Society meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September to June at 1490 Beryl Street, 7 p.m. For information contact 250-9927211.

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Legal Notices

For information call Russ Watson, 250992-3452.

The Quesnel Church

Please join us.

WORLD DAY OF Call 747-3178 . PRAYER, March Ask for Kim.1, 7 p.m. at The Salvation Army Warrior’s Song Cafe, 374 McLean St.

SATURDAY LIONS CLUB GARAGE SALE, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maple Park Mall. LIVE MUSIC JAM NIGHT Feb. 23, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by the not-for-profit River City Music But the hour comes and now Association, evis when the true worshippers shall worship the Fatherto in eryone welcome spirit and in truth. God is a play/sing or listen/ spirit and Admission they must worship dance. him in spirit and in truth. to fees are $5/person Please join us. a maximum of $15 perCall family, RCMA 747-3178. members free, memAsk for Kim. berships available.

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OAPO ACTIVITIES Monday – cribbage, pool; Tuesday – pool; closed Wednesday; Thursday – cribbage, whist, pool; Friday – whist, pool; regular monthly meetings 1:30 p.m., second Tuesday of the month; potluck lunch, third Friday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; generous lunch ($5) served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For details call Golden Centre, 250-9910090.

YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250983-6920 to check availability.


ALL PIONEER DAY July 27 at Antique Machinery Park. Those wishing to perform, contact John, 250-747-4526.

SUNDAY GOLD PAN GRANNIES THIRD ANNUAL SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT Feb. 24, 1 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church Hall. Entry fee $20. Contact Olive Walsh, 250-747-3547 to register.

ONGOING EVENTS Baker Creek Enhancement Society (BCES) works to promote public awareness, stewardship, and restoration of the local environment. Please join us on the third Monday of every month at noon in the Nature Education and Resource Centre located in West Fraser Timber Park. CALM YOUR LIFE MEDITATION AT HIGH GROUND HEALING, 256 Reid St. every Thursday by donation. BELL RINGING beginners, Monday’s 10 a.m., Quesnel

CLIMATE ACTION GROUP meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at Alex Fraser Timber Park’s Nature Centre at noon. People interested in helping create a self-sufficient, resilient community, join the group. DARTS! New dart players sought for 2012-13 season. Mixed dart league. No experience necessary. Every Tuesday night at 6:45 at Elks Lodge. Call Steven, 250-992-5794 for information. 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. FRIENDS OF THE

FRIENDS OF BARKERVILLE regular meetings, first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Wee Chippee Restaurant. For information call 250-992-2008. VOICES FOR NORTH CARBIOO SENIORS every third Thursday at Legion Hall, 2 p.m. AUXILIARY TO G.R. BAKER HOSPITAL LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. Meetings are first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in hospital lower boardroom. Orientation provided, police record check required. Pick up application at Hospital Gift Shop or contact Florence White, 250992-5635 or Barb Glover 250-9925298. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free, peerfacilitated programming for adults with a mental illness and/ or addiction. The group currently runs every Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon in the large group room of the Westside Mental Health and Addictions Centre (395 Elliott St.) For

information call 250-985-5832 or email QUE-peerdev@ SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 250992-9330 and leave a message, someone will get back to you shortly. SAS is located in Century 21 office in the back. Sandwich board on sidewalk means a consultant is in to serve you. CNIB LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS in the Quesnel area for occasional social visits with local clients, help with shopping or getting to appointments, organizing in the home and reading. Orientation provided, police record check and references required. Prefer one year commitment. Email: or call 250-653-1702. EXODUS 4:10 TOASTMASTERS meet Thursdays. Meetings are 7 p.m., in multi-purpose Meetings and Special Events, Workroom at Northstar shops, Signups and Non-profit Groups Church, will run in theuse Sundaylower or Wednesday parking lot. For deedition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at250noon, and tails call Rose, the deadline for the 992-9520 orweekend Pam,edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting 250-992-5752. notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be

renewed every three months. Due to QUESNEL ELKS the volumeavailable of material, we clear the HALL every three months and only forcolumn rentals, call Tim print newly submitted material. Patchett, 250-9925082. If you’re interested in joining the Elks call Ralph Scott, 250-747-8566.

PEOPLE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING IN QUESNEL contact Lisa Shearer, 250-992-2759, ext. 225 at Axis Family Resources.

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


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