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AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter

Five city councillors have been served with a petition for judicial review issued out of BC Supreme Court. Monday night, just prior to council’s public hearing on secondary suites, Couns. Micheal Cave, John Brisco, Ed Coleman, Scott Elliott and Laurey-Anne Roodenburg were served documents by seven petitioners seeking $170,469 to be paid back to the City of Quesnel. The petitioners: Slvia Battley, Wayde Battley, Larry Dunn, Jean Gelinas, Jan McKinney, Wally McKinner and Linda Buxton are seeking two orders: • “… pursuant to the Community Charter that each of the respondents has voted for a resolution authorizing an expendenditure of $170,469 contrary to the Community Charter and is personally liable to the City of Quesnel for that amount.” • Cost of the proceeding. The amount in question stems from departed city manager John Stecyk, his contract and a final pay-out upon his departure of $170,469.13 – a payout that was voted on and approved by the five councillors in question. Stecyk was hired in December 2010, his contract conditions were for a five-year term with an annual income of $125,000, “that the city could terminate the contract with just cause without notice or pay in lieu of notice and the employee could terminate the contract by providing three months’ notice.”

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In February of 2012, city employee Meriel Wild filed a written complaint alleging she was bullied and harassed by Stecyk. She then took a leave of absence. At a meeting in late March or early April 2012, Coun. Coleman advised city council that the committee had investigated the complaint and found Wild had been harassed by Stecyk. At a meeting on April 16, council resolved to terminate the contract with Stecyk for cause. Numerous other meetings were held in which the city’s executive committee, the mayor, some councillors, the city’s lawyer and Stecyk’s lawyer discussed Stecyk’s termination. In May the city issued a press release: “Quesnel city council has announced it has accepted the resignation of city manager John Stecyk effective immediately. Stecyk, who is resigning for personal reasons, came to the city in Janaury 2011.” The petitioners maintain the release is false because “council had not authorized such a release; Stecyk has not resigned for personal reasons; and while the mayor and some councillors had discussed payment of some severance to Stecyk, council had not discussed the issue.” At a meeting on May 7 the five councillors currently served each voted for a resolution that the city pay Stecyk severance in the amount of $170,469. The respondents have 21 days to file a response and any counter-claim. As of press time the city had not responded.

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Rushing to return the PST

TOM FLETCHER Black Press The brief era of the harmonized sales tax ended in B.C. Monday, with a last-minute scramble by thousands of businesses to register as collectors of the revived provincial sales tax. About 100,000 businesses in B.C. are required to register and collect PST from customers. By the Easter weekend, about 80,000 of them had done so, B.C.’s minister of state for small business, Naomi Yamamoto said. “I think what most consumers will be doing is looking at their receipts,” Yamamoto said Sunday. “In most cases they’ll be paying the same as they did prior to April 1, unless you’re getting your hair cut, or buying a ski ticket or you’re paying your golf membership or going to a restaurant, or buying a bike.” The good news for barbers, bike shops, restaurants and other labour service providers is that they see a seven per cent tax reduction. The bad news is that they have to administer two sales taxes, the PST and the five per cent GST, which continues to apply to goods and services. There are a few anomalies, such as insulation and weatherstripping,

where sales tax falls by seven per cent as historic PST exemptions resume Monday, but most retail purchases will remain subject to both GST and PST at a combined rate of 12 per cent. Yamamoto said businesses can register online by going to or and selecting the registration link. Using incorporation documents, the process should take about 15 minutes. Business owners who don’t register immediately can still correct transactions made after the deadline, because the first online remittance of PST is expected at the end of May. Premier Christy Clark marked the transition with a video, reminding business operators to register. Clark noted that the HST was a benefit to the film industry, manufacturers and other businesses that benefited from input tax credits. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston said a statistically average family will be about $350 ahead with the removal of the HST, which was rejected in a mail-in referendum in June 2011. Ralston acknowledged that low-income people will lose the increased HST rebates that have been paid quarterly since the HST took effect in

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Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto. 2010. But he said that will be balanced by the reduced sales taxes they pay in restaurants and other service purchases. Tobacco taxes went up by seven per cent with the HST, and that tax will remain. Liquor taxes have also been adjusted to be unchanged with either tax, although restaurants will pay increased tax on liquor sales with the return to PST. A separate seven per cent tax on private used vehicle purchases also remains in place. It was imposed along with the HST to make private sellers subject to the same taxation as car dealers.

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t was perhaps fitting that B.C. returned to the Provincial Sales Tax on April Fool’s Day. The rollout of the Harmonized Sales Tax by then-Premier Gordon Campbell was a colossal bungle during his time in office. The HST was praised by economists as sensible tax policy, and approved by many in the business community as easier to administer. But too many people felt betrayed by the way the tax was introduced, particularly due to the fact it came on the heels of an election where no mention of the HST was made. And after the damage had been done and after people learned that, in general, most folks would pay more under the new regime, no attempts at explanation could turn the tide of opposition. In the summer of 2011, residents had their say in a province-wide referendum, rejecting the HST in favour of a return to the PST. So here we are, again. Back in a world with two taxes, the GST with a few exemptions, and the PST with quite a few. There’s a great explainer on the provinces website to untangle it all—just visit and click “What’s taxable, what’s not.” Suffice to say, for many things the average British Columbian will save money with the return to the PST. On things like home repairs and renovations, child safety equipment, smoke detectors, bikes, movie tickets, golf memberships, haircuts, basic cable, gym memberships and buying a new house, the return of the PST is good news and will mean significant savings. The unfortunate impact, however, is the loss of the provincial rebate of up to $230 a year for low-income individuals, which now drops to $75. As usual, the most vulnerable feel the shift most keenly. Meantime, the rest of us will adjust, as we always do. –Black Press

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Greenhouse gas leaks from trust T

he Pacific Carbon Trust orchestrated a months-long campaign of calls and letters to discredit a report from B.C.’s Auditor General on its first two big carbon offset projects, before it could be released. Just as the audit report was about to be made public, the trust, a Crown corporation created at taxpayer expense, participated in the leaking of selected critical letters to media outlets. Then the Speaker of the B.C. legislature, Bill Barisoff, made a final, clumsy effort to delay the release of the report. As soon as it was out, Environment Minister Terry Lake tried to discredit it, by blustering about all the highly paid experts who swore up and down that a forest reserve near Kootenay Lake and a gas flaring reduction project near Fort Nelson, were bona fide carbon offsets worth $6 million of taxpayers’ money. The audit states in plain language, with charts and timelines, that the $6 million was basically given away for nothing. I look forward to further audits on

Tom Fletcher

B.C. Views this carbon offset scheme, assuming it survives after the May election, because these two projects aren’t the only boondoggles. The Pacific Carbon Trust was set up in 2008 as part of former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate change program. To make the B.C. government’s operations “carbon neutral,” the government and all of its agencies were required to pay the trust $25 per tonne for their carbon dioxide emissions from fuel use. In 2011 alone, B.C. universities paid $4.46 million to the trust. B.C.’s 60 school districts paid a total of $5.36 million the same year and the province’s six health authorities paid $5.79 million. The money is supposed to go to projects that capture carbon, thus “offsetting” the heating of

wells before the trust started offering money. EnCana was saving money as well as reducing emissions without collecting offsets. Therefore, the audit concluded, neither of these projects was a credible offset because the emissions savings would have occurred anyway. Here’s the next Pacific Carbon Trust project that should be audited. In a complicated transaction, the trust bought offsets from something called the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership. Yes, this is the worldfamous forest on B.C.’s North Coast that was subject to a preservation deal hammered out between the Coastal First Nations, the B.C. government and three U.S.-backed environmental groups. That was in 2006. The offset purchases were in 2009 and 2010, years after detailed preservation areas were mapped and codified in law. Again, the trust paid for forest that was already preserved. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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schools, the fuel burned by ambulances and so forth. The 55,000-hectare forest reserve is known as Darkwoods. The audit shows that the Nature Conservancy of Canada decided in 2006 to buy it, using $25 million of federal taxpayers’ money. The deal closed in 2008, the same year the Pacific Carbon Trust was formed. From 2008 to 2010, the trust bought 450,000 tonnes of carbon offset, based on independent evaluations that all rested on the assumption that Darkwoods would be clear-cut logged. Since the forest was already owned by Canada’s leading conservancy, this assumption makes no sense. Was the conservancy going to log it, or flip it to someone who would, after accepting $25 million in tax money to acquire it? Legally, it could not. (I would add that the assumption that logging releases all of the carbon in a forest is also false. Lumber actually sequesters carbon for longer than trees, which eventually die and rot.) The audit found a similar case against EnCana’s flare reduction program, which the company used on many


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Let’s move on to real city issues Editor: Re: Letter concerns are delusional and irrational, Observer Feedback, March 6. In promoting secondary suites in single family neighbourhoods, landlord/businessman Ernest Gamache shows his hand... money. “As a business person, I like the idea that I can invest in all areas of the city.” His latest pitch was to sell his plan to council to legitimize his illegal suite at 136 Leonard Street in the quiet single family Johnston Neighbourhood. Gamache calls me a delusional elitist bully. Well, I was in good company on Monday night. Developers don’t care that the neighbours

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are upset. They don’t live there. This is business. It is interesting that 136 Leonard is listed for sale for $365,000. At that price, imagine the rent for that suite! The realtor’s ad even touts the newly renovated (presently illegal) suite. Is this a foregone conclusion of a rubber stamp approval? Does this smell a little like the Enbridge pipeline... destined to get the nod in spite of the people? And, while I’m at it, I’ll quickly respond to Bonnie Fallowfield’s much more civil letter on behalf of the Affordable Housing Action Committee. (An opportunity to work together, Observer Feedback, March 13.) Bonnie and others will

recall that as councillor in 2009, I voted for the Fallowfield’s secondary suite in their family home for son Nolan. This zoning change, in our own Johnston Neighbourhood, was granted for compassionate as opposed to commercial reasons. I don’t believe there was anybody who objected. I also supported the idea of a caveat to disallow any future “for-profit” use of that suite. When characterizing council’s plan for open season on secondary suites as “the thin edge of the wedge,” I was at issue with what amounts to the wholesale exploitation of our neighbourhoods for commercial profit. It is also a thinly veiled

guise to answer the flavour of the day call for “sustainability”. Secondary suites should be considered on a oneby-one basis, with each standing or falling on its own merits, as was the case with the Fallowfield application. The recent legalization of two suites in Carson Phase Two was Council’s “canary in the coal mine” to gauge reaction to an approval granted in spite of significant opposition from the people. The same scenario is unfolding at 136 Leonard. I stand by my position; if council continues down this road, they are guilty of betraying the people’s trust in them and in our Zoning and Official Community Plan Bylaws.

We and our neighbours bought and built in a single family zone in good faith, entrusting longstanding bylaws to legally preserve our environment and land values. If council approves 136 Leonard, it will be political suicide. I wasn’t looking for a reason to run again, but I’m sure being pushed! What’s next? Townhouses? Condos? Apartments? In fact, this whole affordable housing thing wasn’t started by the people or by council. It was staff that first recommended the idea of an affordable housing plan. It had to be a good idea... it was “sustainable” and also a good make work project. Why doesn’t council

follow the good example of other cities that are revitalizing their dying downtowns with affordable housing? For council to start their affordable housing plan in an area of half million dollar homes is totally absurd! The recent report by MoneySense magazine on Canada’s 200 best and worst places to live shows (besides being 18th worst) Quesnel has the lowest housing prices in all 39 B.C. cities in the study. We already have our affordable housing. Let’s move on to something the people want and need... like fixing potholes! Ron Paull Quesnel

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Paddlers on the move

Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Formerly the Dragon Lake Paddlers, the Quesnel Canoe Club is moving to Pioneer Park and looking for new members. Contributed photos

New home, new name, looking to grow Quesnel Canoe Club ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


espite a history as old as the first Greek Olympiad, dragon boat racing still has relevance today. What began in China with religious and cultural significance, has spread to the rest of the world and that includes Quesnel. Founder of the Dragon Lake Paddlers, Sylvia Graham, through a contact in Kamloops, enabled the Quesnel club to purchase their first red, 50-foot, 1,100-pound dragon boat. “She’s called the Sylvia in honour of Sylvia Graham who lost her battle with cancer before she had a chance to paddle that dragon boat,” paddler Cathy Briggs said. The club now has two dragon boats, the Sylvia and a fiberglass vessel that has yet to be named. Briggs said it was still new and its name will evolve from the new relationship with the Quesnel paddlers. Both the club and the boats are on the move. Currently housed at Briggs house on the shores of Dragon Lake, the club is moving the boats to Pioneer Park once the boat house they are currently fundraising to build is completed – that is expected before the end of the season this year. “We’re excited to be based at Pioneer Park,” paddler Sarah Shipley said. “It gives us a permanent home and allows us to expand the club.” With the new boat house they can permanently house the boats and equipment in a secure facility with protection from the elements. “The 50-foot vessels are a challenge to transport, as it takes a special boat trailer to handle the length,” Briggs added. “Wherever we move it, the boat needs to be paddled so it remains somewhere on Dragon Lake.” The club has also changed its name

to Quesnel Canoe Club and they are hoping to attract new members. Currently they have about 38 competitive paddlers and about the same number of recreational paddlers. Last year they also welcomed more than 40 drop ins. From it’s beginnings five years ago, there are approximately 20 long-term members. With the new location at Pioneer Park, there’s better parking and they can integrate with the community. Paddling is a great team sport, fostering camaraderie and providing excellent exercise. “Team coordination is crucial,” Shipley said.

“With 20 paddlers all working in unison, that’s optimal in racing mode.” Recreational paddling offers the same benefits but without the competitive component. “For many of the paddlers, they are amazed at their abilities,” paddler Carolyn Draginov said. “The personal growth is amazing.” Each boat holds 20 paddlers, as well as a drummer in the bow facing the paddlers and a steers person in the stern. The drum, a kettle-like instrument about two and half feet in diameter, keeps the paddlers’ pace and the steers person guides the boat. “Its a great way to be outdoors and the sound of the drum, resonating off the

hills, is awesome,” Briggs said. According to coach Shipley, there’s a right way and wrong way to paddle. Calling on the paddler’s core strength, the paddle entering the water (the catch) must be solid and the pull (pulling it through the water) determines the speed. “And that’s what racing is all about,” Shipley said with a smile. “Its a great workout.” As the club grows, they are looking to add other flat-water racing vessels such as kayaks and canoes. “Long term it’s very exciting to anticipate adding these formats with the equipment, training and coaching for both recreational and competitive,” Briggs said. Although Quesnel has six months of winter, club members have found a way to begin their training early at the Rec. Centre pool. “We can simulate the boat on the side of the pool and practice paddling,” Shipley said. If you’re interested in trying paddling or feel inclined to join the Quesnel Canoe Club, see them at Central Registration at the Arts and Recreation Centre, April 10, 6 – 8 p.m. or contact Marcia Swanson, 250-992-6713. She can also answer any questions you may have about the sport. Competitive practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at 1815 Beach Crescent and recreational and drop in paddling is Wednesday night 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the same address (at least until the new boat house is built in Pioneer Park.) “The club is open to youth and adults, both men and women,” Draginov said. The club is holding a fundraiser Pub Night at the Smokey Oak, April 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and all proceeds go to the boat house fund. Tickets are $25 at Iris and Rocky Peak or call Sarah Shipley, 250-9927753. There will be prize give aways including weekends at Whistler or Sun Peaks Resorts.

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QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRESENTS KIDZART opening reception, April 5, 7 – 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The KIDSART exhibit features work by local elementary students which hangs in the gallery in the Arts and Recreation Centre for April. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

OLD TIME FIDDLERS MONTHLY DANCE April 6, Legion Hall, 8 p.m. – midnight. Admission $10, includes lunch. Tickets at the door.

QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS self-help group meeting April 5, 12:30 – 2 p.m., in CD Hoy room, City Hall. PARKLAND PAC FUN FAIR, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Parkland elementary

QUESNEL ROTARY PUB NIGHT April 6, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Cariboo Hotel, tickets are $25 (includes buffet dinner). Net proceeds supports Quesnel Girls Softball and other Rotary projects. To purchase tickets call Gayle Perison, 250-9837034, Honey Affleck, 250-992-5875 or Cindy Osip, 250992-2490. LIVE MUSIC JAM NIGHT, April 13,

Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by not-for-profit River City Music Association, everyone welcome to play/sing or listen/dance, $5/person, max $15/family, RCMA members free, membership available, info call Kathy, 250-992-3588. G.R. BAKER HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GARAGE SALE, April 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., April 14, 12 – 4 p.m., Maple Park Mall centre court. Donations gratefully accepted, call Barb, 250-992-5298. Proceesd towards hospital equipment. GARAGE SALE at Seniors’ Centre, April 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tables, $10/ each, call Marion

Gordon, 250-7471746. Lunch will be available. SEEDY SATURDAY, April 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., CNC, event is free and kid friendly. Look for it on facebook. FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM ANNUAL BOOK SALE May 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the museum. Donations of gently used books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs may be dropped off at the museum, April 3 – 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday. No encyclopedias, Readers Digests or National Georgraphics, please. For information call 250-992-9580.


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his month, I thought we might give our readers a ‘brief ‘ summary of our Report to City Council. And I quote: (not verbatim!) Thank you for the opportunity to present a brief report on our priority projects for last year and our 50th Anniversary celebrations for this year. Yes, the Quesnel Museum building is now 50 years old! The architect’s plans, drawings and specifications for its replacement are also ready and they have been for almost 10 years now! They, unlike the Quesnel Museum building itself, are not obsolete. We have made progress on our Museum Commission Strategic Planning as your City Museum Commission. We hope to complete and implement it by next year. We are very pleased to report that we, along with the Friends of the Museum, have now established a permanent Legacy Gifting Fund within the Quesnel Community Foundation, with initial contributions of $5,000 from the Friends of the Museum, along with $5,000 from the Museum’s gift shop profits. This $10,000, along with matching funds from the Quesnel Community Foundation, means we now have the Quesnel Museum Legacy Endowment Fund, with a start up total of $20,000 in donations. The interest earned from this fund will provide an annual income stream to the museum to help

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PAST TIME fund special projects at the museum. An advertising pamphlet, to encourage donations and bequeaths from individuals and families, is being developed in conjunction with the Quesnel Foundation’s staff and directors and will be distributed to many outlets, not only where seniors frequent, but where all Quesnelites gather. Improved museum signage was one of the short term goals identified during strategic planning and, thanks in part to Integris Credit Union, two new signs are being erected. Note: our new slogan is now, “Explore Yesterday, Today!” As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, the museum is sponsoring 50 weekly columns

in the Observer. Each one highlights a newsworthy event from 1963. The Museum opened on Aug. 16, 1963. Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 will be the focus of our celebrations with free admission to the museum, an afternoon tea for past donors and volunteers, an “Antiques Road Show” and the launch of our QR code project. In August, we will be co-hosting an exhibit with the Art Gallery called MUSEum, with emphasis on the root word Muse. The new work will be exhibited alongside the museum pieces that inspired them at both institutions. Our third priority last year was to explore smartphone technology to add interpretive content to museum exhibits and community tours. Last year, we had a sale of de-accessioned items from the collection and items that were donated for

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sale to raise funds for the collection. The proceeds were just under $1,400 which are now reserved to purchase items for the collection or conservation materials or to hire a conservator to treat an artifact. The Museum Commission has begun research to provide City Council with information to make an informed decision on the options and costs of insuring our Museum collection. A certified appraiser provided a quick estimate of $450,000 for the collection, which we will use to obtain quotes. With the Our Quesnel sustainability plan we remind you that a new facility for the museum and visitor centre was designed with

sustainable principles in mind. We await Council’s permission to actively pursue funding. Commissioners were assured that this facility is high on the list of City priorities following the resolution of the Multi-Centre. While the column is a bit lengthy, the Commission has been busy on your behalf and wished to make you aware of just what is taking place as we “Pass Time” at the Museum. We should hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a firstrate painting and if possible speak a few sensible words. – Goethe Honey Affleck is chair of the Museum Commission and regular Observer columnist.


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In the 19th century, there was no control over the sale of “patented” medicines and many contained addictive substances like laudanum, which contains tincture of opium. It made addicts out of many people. An example was Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. Many babies died because they were breastfed by mothers taking the nostrum and the child’s immature metabolic system couldn’t handle the narcotic and died from it. There is much more control and safety today. More than 50,000 Canadians have a stroke each year and one-third die from it. Speed is of the essence for successful treatment so being familiar with the signs of a stroke is important. They include: sudden weakness, trouble speaking, sudden vision problems, sudden headache and dizziness. Call 911 ASAP. Listening and playing music is good for your health and well-being. However, some musicians can develop stress injuries playing certain instruments. Examples include “fiddler’s neck” due to the chin-rest on the violin. Clarinettists can get a form of contact dermatitis called cheilitis on the middle of the lower lip. And cellists can get some soreness or redness on the ribs from contact with the cello. As we age, we have more medical problems and often there is a “pill of every” ill. Our body’s ability to metabolize and excrete drugs lessens with age due to our reduced kidney and liver functions. Dizziness can occur often in the elderly and may be due to medications. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist if you are concerned. Questions about your medications? We have the answers. See you soon.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 Time: 7:00PM, Supper: 5:45 PM Location: Nechako Senior Citizens Friendship Center To Consider: ➤ Review 2012 financial statement. Sales increased 5% to $201.9 million and net savings decreased $777,000 million to $15.8 million or 7.8% of sales. ➤ Directors recommendation of a patronage allocation of $8.9 million or 4.6% of 2012 purchases. ➤ Election of 3 Directors for the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Prince George areas ➤ Special Resolutions will be voted on: 1. Directors remuneration Rule#108(1) and (2), Daily and Meeting per diems have not increased with Directors’ responsibilities and sales growth. 2. Nomination of Directors Rule #79(2) remove nominations from the floor at AGM ➤ Co-op Gift Certificates, Hampers and Door Prizes valued at $500. Complimentary tickets for supper must be picked up prior to April 19th at the Co-op General Office.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Interested in letting your name stand for the Board of Directors of Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association? Directors participate jointly, with a total of nine Directors in planning and controlling the affairs of the co-operative, guided by Association Bylaws and Policies, so that it effectively moves toward achieving the objectives of the Co-operative. Nomination packages and info on Bylaw changes can be picked up at the Admin Office, Prince George, Quesnel Agro-CStore, Houston or Terrace Branches. The form should be dropped off at the office prior to April 19, 2013.

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Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

Easter Rumbles

Bouchie Lake gets boxing in lieu of ham JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The noise from the crowd and the look on Kyle Tessier’s face when he won the headlining rematch against Oozman Shaharu was worth the price of admission to last weekend’s Rumble at Bouchie Lake. The night’s 16 bouts culminated in the referee stopping the contest between Kyle Tessier and Oozman Shaharu in the second round. In their first bout, Tessier lost by decision to Oozman and he wasn’t going to let that happen again. “After the last fight I decided I didn’t want to leave the fight up to the judges,” Tessier said. With that resolution, Tessier started the bout with everything he had and didn’t let up until the ref stopped the match. “I never expected Kyle to go after the win with such intensity,” coach Wally Doern said. It was Oozman’s first loss and the win brings Tessier’s record to 3-1. Two Rivers Boxer Patrick Brun and opponent Aden Abreaux

took the bout of the night, the Kelly Mooney Award, in action filled bout which could have gone either way, drawing the bout of the night judge’s eye. After three rounds, the decision went to Abreaux. “They were really emptying on each other with two hands,” Doern said. Two Rivers boxer Clark O’Flynn and his opponent Joshua Arouzo took home the Logan Reeve award for the youngest boxers of the night for a great three rounds that O’Flynn won. “These two boys boxed quite well, putting out a great display of boxing, for beginners,” Doern said. Jag Seegra and Kenny Lally, national medal winners from P.G.’s Inner City boxing club, beat their Albertan counterparts in competitive bouts. Lucas Gelinas, from Two Rivers Boxing Club, took his match against Kitimat boxer Aron Lee. Gelinas came out wild before settling down to methodically take the match in the last two rounds. “It took him a round to settle

down. At first he was throwing everything but the kitchen sink, they both were,” Doern said. Joey McKerricher and Zack Smith fought the penultimate fight of the night. Smith took the bout on the judges decision, which will prompt a change up for McKerricher. “We’ve got to change his style up. Joey’s got everything it takes but he’s not using his arms,” Doern said. Erin Dale, from Two Rivers Boxing, and Jessica Wilk were the only female boxers of the night, with Wilk taking the match in the second round. A rematch of Randall Graham and Dan Mott was in the works, but illness required the match be put off.

Counter-clockwise from left: Kyle Tessier backs his opponent Oozman Shaharu into a corner. Clark O’Flynn (right) and Joshua Arouzo test each other. Patrick Brun keeps Aden Abreaux on the ropes. Jag Seegra and Robby Cousins put on a display of skill. Joey McKerricher boxes Zack Smith in the semi-main event. Jonas Gagnon photos

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ith Bear trying out several new look lines, Serenity was more than willing to be the guinea pigs as Serenity went viral in an 11-4 shellacking for the ages. Todd (The Body) Gryschuk got things off to a rollicking start with a goal just 10 seconds into the game as he also collected an assist. Jim (Great) Scott didn’t take long to get in on the act as he scored his first of two soon after. Also having multipoint games were Lee (Nitro) Naeth who completed his hat trick on the all important 11 goal, Brian (Bruiser)

(McAllister) Marsh, who scored the hat trick and added an assist to climb into the top 10 scorers and earn the bonus money that his Westroad employers had offered up as a carrot. The only multipoint players for a Bear side who need to find their Mojo stat was (Silent) Seth Phillips and Craig (Man on Fire) Pryor who both notched their 10 and 11 of the season. The other contest saw plenty of goals early with Blue Collar coming back to defeat the regular season champion Chevy Crew 5-3. Holding off (Nitro) for second in the

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scoring race was Kevin (Nightrider) Hesslegrave who scored a hat trick thanks to his line mate who kept feeding him the puck and (Hot) Rod Albers who had a trio of assists. Continuing to play up to his draft number was Colin (The Cannon) Keis, who scored once and added an assist, as Glen (The Chemist) Boudreau rounded out the scoring.Collecting a pair of assists, but failing miserably in his scoring challenge with Steve (Paperback Writer) Dodge was George (John, Ringo) Paul, who, despite using a Norwegian wood stick and relying on a little help from his friends that only yesterday made

him a top scorer, will have to let it be until next year. Meanwhile, back in the FHL Penthouse, the Fraser River-rats received unassisted beauties from Bruce (Is Loose) Broughton and Ken (Mercury) McMillan, before Ian (Heartbreaker) Hannah scored his 34 of the season to claim the Curtis (The Flash) Fenton and Rick (The Wizard) Izzard silver hardware for points and goals respectively. The FHL now turns to mostly P.M. times as their Lumber Cup Playoffs begin April 2 in the Barn on Barlow. Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.


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Mar. 31 - April 5, 2013 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you must stand up for what you believe is right, even if it costs you a few friends along the way. It is the price to pay for doing the honorable thing. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, take a trip this week if it will help you reach your goals. The change of scenery could give you an entirely new perspective on a situation that needs tackling. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, think about adding some new skills to your resume. It’s not that your job is in turmoil right now, but it always pays to be a step ahead when it comes to your career. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, just because everyone else is making changes doesn’t mean you have to at this time as well. If things are working out, then let them stay as they are for a while. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Don’t set limits on what you do, Leo. Changes at work mean you may need to fill different roles that require new skills. There’s a good chance you can master them. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Networking comes in all shapes and sizes, Virgo. Attend a fun function to put yourself in touch with new people and lead to encounters that can help your future. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, don’t feel guilty if your opinion differs from others’. If you don’t agree with the consensus, then that is your opinion and your right. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, say what is on your mind because sometimes people just need to hear the honest truth. You have a good way of exacting authority and representing others. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, get together with people who share your love of adventure this week. Together you can enjoy time spent living vicariously and enjoying the scenery flying by. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you want to get real results this time, change your approach with a person who has been troublesome in the past. You will get the knack of persuasion. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Discuss issues from your past that you have yet to resolve, Aquarius. This is the week to “come clean” with a spouse or romantic partner or someone else close to you. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, do generous things for others, and not only will you feel great, but also you will get an unexpected reward. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS APRIL 7 - Russell Crowe, Actor (49) APRIL 8 - John Schneider, Actor (53) APRIL 9 - Elle Fanning, Actress (15) APRIL 10 - Alex Pettyfer, Actor (23) APRIL 11 - Jason Varitek, Athlete (41) APRIL 12 - Brooklyn Decker, Model (26) APRIL 13 - Al Green, Singer (67)

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In Memoriam


Lost & Found

Vacation Spots

Found in Johnson sub A dollie was found March 13. If yours, call 250-992-2183 to identify.

$399 CABO San Lucas. All inclusive special! Stay 6 Days in a luxury beachfront resort with meals and drinks! For $399! 1-888-481-9660.


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

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For all the news... Information reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

py 80th Birthday p a H


There’s a beautiful lady turning 80! Happy Birthday on April 3rd

Kay Shaughnessy Lots of Love from all your family

William (Sharon) LaVerne (Brigita) Colleen (Gerry) Catherine (Rick) Karen (Dave) ‘n Families


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Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535

The Quesnel Golf Course is looking for staff to work in the food & beverage department. Candidates need Food Safe and Serve it Right.

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Career Opportunities

Please call Karen at

249-5550 or 992-3950

Canadian Western Mechanical requires for full time Work in the Quesnel Area:

Class B gas service repair technician : With experience in residential service. Commercial and Industrial experience is an asset.

Please Apply in person with drivers abstract to: 884 Front St. Quesnel BC, phone : 250-992-9807 / fax : 250-992-9012

or email :

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HELP WANTED Experienced Housekeepers Drop off resume at 530 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC fax 250-992-1208 email:



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ABC Communications seeks an analytical, independent, and organized individual to fill the role of a Senior Accounting Clerk in our Quesnel, BC office. Our ideal candidate should have an equivalent completion of Grade twelve with additional college level course work in accounting, finance, or related field is preferred. The candidate should have 3+ years relevant finance/ accounting experience. This is a full-time, long-term position with attractive benefits and compensation. If you are interested in this position and meet above criteria, we invite you to reply to this ad. Please include a cover letter, detailed resume, and references.

For more information visit our website at: Resumes can be faxed to 1-250-992-3930 (Attn: Linda Fuhrer) or emailed to: by April 15, 2013.

Help Wanted



Legal Services

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Housekeeper required parttime. Experience an asset. Applicants must have attention to detail, organizational skills, flexible availability, team player ability. Bring resume to Billy Barker Hotel front desk.

DROWNING IN debts? Cut your debts in half & payback in half the time. Avoid bankruptcy! For a free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. BBB rated A+

Line Cook required - Minimum 2-3 yrs preferred. Apply with resume to Billy Barker Restaurant. Ask for Carl.

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

MOA wanted for busy medical practice in Quesnel. 1 yr. position full time starting April 15th. Computer literate, good phone and interpersonal skills. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Email complete resume to or fax to 250-992-2967. Painter, part-time, seasonal, casual work. Must have own transportation. Starts at $14/hr. Some experience req’d. Call 250-991-2767 or email resume to

Journeyman Plumber : With experience in residential, commercial and industrial work.

We offer competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package. Applicants must have a positive outlook, professional mannerism and dependable work ethic to join our busy HVAC team.


CANADIAN Solar panels 230W $263 New!! limited. 250-392-7119,

Merchandise for Sale


The Cariboo Hotel Liquor Store is now accepting resumes for the position of retail clerk/delivery driver. Must be available to work weekends & evenings. Please apply in person to The Cariboo Hotel, 254 Front Street.

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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

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

Trades, Technical

Heavy Duty Machinery

Legal Services

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Help Wanted

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Available Routes 11000 - Walkem St 11010 - Gordon Ave, Reid St, Front St, Bowron, Elgin 11020 - Vaughan, Bowron, Callanan, Kinchant, McLean 13000 - Dawson, Dixon, Donnely, Dodds, Lewis 13010 - Healey, Lewis 13030 - Paley Ave, Pierce Ave, Picard Ave 13040 - Patchet St, Pentland Cres, Perry St., Pierce Cres. 13110 - Abbott Dr. 13150 - Bettcher, Blair St. 13190 - Hill St., Hutchcroft St. 13200 - Harcourt, Harper, Higdon, Hutchcroft 13240 - Baker, Twan Ave 13270 - Warden, Webster, Winder 13290 - Robertson Ryder 13300 - Roddis, Wilkinson 13310 - Ritson Ave. 13320 - Doherty Dr., Roddie, Rolph 13330 - Rolph 13340 - Reynard, Robertson 13560 - Dennis 13570 - Racing Rd, Ryan, Toby 13580 - Westland Rd., Westland Close 14020 - Gassoff Rd. 14010 - Racing Rd. 15010 - Brears, Gavlin, Coach, Groasz, Hydraulic Rd, Phillips (s) 15020 - Phillips, Brears, Enemark, Neighbour (s)

15030 - Brears, Britton, Enemark, Phillips (n) 15040 - Britton, Coach, Grosz (n) 15050 - Neighbour, Sanderson, Thompson, Pederson 15060 - Fiege, Pedersen, Vachon, Viker 15070 - Giesbrecht, Manweller, Morast, Redden 15120 - Gook, Ariel Dawn, Cody Dale, Croft 15140 - Belcarra, Jay, Reynard, Gook 15160 - Beach Cresent 15180 - Lakeview Drive 15200 - Beryl, Dragon View, Flint, Gook, Jasper 15210 - Crystal St. 15220 - Agate, Marble, Jasper 16000 - Elm St. 16020 - Ash, Cedar, Elm, Short Ave 16100 - Bass Rd, Maple Close, Mountain Ash 16160 - Lombardie, Maple Dr., Laurel 16200 - Balsam Ave. 16210 - Kube, Maple Dr. 16250 - Willow, Alder, Panaroma 16320 - Briar, Maple Dr. Red Bluff, Saskatoon, Pine 16400 - Basalt, Granite, Jade, Quartz, Mica 18650 - N. Fraser Dr, Elliott, Funn St.

Candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

HOME PHONE reconnect. Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or see us online at:

Misc. Wanted 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

Help Wanted

Quesnel Industrial Transportation Quesnel Industrial Transportation is expanding operations. We have been in operations for over 20 years. Our main focus of business is Log Transportation, Low Bedding and Deck Hauling. We have a very strong and stable customer base, dealing with some of the largest Corporations in Canada. We are hiring professional drivers to fill the following openings. • 3 Log Transport Drivers for short log configuration. Usually 11 months of the year employment. • 2 Highway Deck Drivers, year round work, Super B and Tridem Deck work in BC and AB. Must be able to handle off highway roads and conditions. • 1 Local Driver for our summer and fall seedling season. Reefer Van Work. Drivers must have a valid class 1 license, clean abstract and a professional appearance and work ethic. Competitive wage and benefits package. Must speak fluent English. PHONE: 250-992-8524 FAX: 250-992-8311

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Real Estate





Acreage for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent


Sport Utility Vehicle

Legal Notices


1995 Snow Villa Ltd

2005 Chevy Uplander Minivan 179,000 km Asking $5,800 250-992-7518

35 ft 5th Wheel 2 slides, sleeps 4, central vac., entertainment center, air, loads of storage, awning, fully loaded Stored inside in winter.

2006 DODGE Grande Caravan, 190,000km, summer and winter tires, brand new windshield, $4800. 250-395-9126.

5th Wheel Only -

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of MELVIN LYBECK, of 1451 Beach Crescent, Quesnel, BC. Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them with the particulars to John Hallan, Box 231, Hixon, BC VOK 1S0 on or before the 4 day of April, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $129,900. 780-394-7088

Houses For Sale 2 Bdrm Newly renovated house, almost 1 full acre flat ground. Located in the Upland area ,Call for more info @ 250-992.1201 or 250-9917008 3 Acre Horse Set Up close to downtown . 1452 sq.ft. 3 bdr, 1+ 1/2 bath rancher w/ attached garage & a 2 car garage/workshop. Fenced pasture, 3 stall horse shelter, outdoor riding area & other buildings. $230,000 serious enquires only. Call 250-7473828

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.



Northland Mortgages


Other Areas AMERICA’S BEST Buy! 20 acres, only $99/mo! $0 down, no credit checks, money back guarantee. Owner financing. West Texas, beautiful mountain views! Free color brochure 1-800-755-8953.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr. Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949 McNaughton Manor Adult oriented 1 bdrm avail. immediately N/P. Call (250)255-0845 Newly Renovated 2 bdrm apt in North Quesnel (Cariboo Place) Rent from local owner. Avail May 1st - $675 mo call 250-992-7904

1241 Lark Avenue 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.

Trucks & Vans

For all the news...

Reduced $18,000 (250)992-6033

Trucks - Logging

(Truck also avail. for purchase)

2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4

Call Shawna

250•992•7868 Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

References required.

Commercial/ Industrial

4Dr., Short Box 166,000 Miles, 20” Snow Tires, Deluxe Rims, Box Liner, Automatic, Leather Interior, Fully Equipped, Four Summer Tires This is a nice truck! $7,950

Retail/Office Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

near new Legend Cap it Canopy sold seperately for $1000.00

Duplex / 4 Plex Must see! Cute 2 bdrm lower level suite in newer home close to schools, shopping, transit & more . Newer laminate flooring, fridge, stove, w/d, storage shed included. $650 + Utilities .Avail April 1. N/S , N/P call 250-991-6358

Mobile Homes & Pads


Manufactured Homes by Moduline Industries Under $110.00/sq.ft. Retire with us...on time... on budget. In the beautiful Shuswap


Homes for Rent Small 2 bdrm house. Gas heat. $700/mo. Call (250)9925113. WQ 2 Suite house, 3bdrm up/2 down or rent full house. n/p, n/s, close to school. (250)983-5298

Call 250-255-4509

Suites, Lower 2Bdrm. Suite in 4Plex. $600/mo+util. Call (250)992-5113 New 1bdrm. suite. Close to school & MP Mall. N/P, N/S. Avail. immed. Call 747-3878

Sport Utility Vehicle

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


Recreational/Sale 2006 19ft Mallard trailer. Excellent condition. $9,500. 250-747-3519 2463 Ferguson St.

1996 Chevy Blazer

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

$1,200. obo - 250.255.6569

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

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

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!

Sport Utility Vehicle

E L P M A S all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

1 column x 2” ad

4 week buy


4495 plus HST

Just bring in or email your picture to Attn: Trina

New Owners – New Management

250-992-2806 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association

12th Annual

HIKE FOR HOSPICE LeBourdais Park Sunday May 5th, 2013 Registration 12:00pm • Hike 1:00pm Registration fee Adults - $15 Students & Seniors - $5 Children under 6 - Free

100% of all funds raised for Hike for Hospice stay in Quesnel

BRING YOUR NDS FAMILY & FRIE wn Please bring youboottle. water & water be No water will on the route.

Online donations and registration at

This Spring people across Canada will gather pledges and then Hike to raise awareness for hospice palliative care. This major fundraising initiative will help advance the hospice palliative care initiatives in your local community.

In town donations and registration at Palliative Care office located in the Hospice Palliative Care Unit at Dunrovin Park Lodge Phone: 250-985-5816 or email: or the Quesnel Cariboo Observer office 250-992-2121




Quesnel Cariboo Observer, April 03, 2013  

April 03, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer