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ENVIRONMENT: Looks like we’re in for a normal flood season A3 Friday, April 12, 2013 NDP seniors’ critic Katrine Conroy visited Prince George this week A3

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DBIA is back for five years DELYNDA PILON

Final reading of the Downtown Business Improvement Area bylaw during Monday’s city council meeting passed, granting the Downtown Business Improvement Association a renewed mandate, this one of five years, to continue its initiatives to improve downtown businesses. The DBIA is funded through a local service tax, levied on businesses within its boundaries. A delegation from the DBIA appeared before council at an earlier meeting to renew the bylaw, requesting it be done through a ‘local area service on council initiative-subject to petition against’. This means the city informs those who will be subject to the levy about what is going on by publishing the information for two weeks




in a local paper. They also mail letters regarding the bylaw to affected property owners which includes information council will proceed with the bylaw unless sufficient petitions are received within 30 days after public notice has been given. This is followed by a second public notice and a report from the corporate officer with the results of the petition. If at least 50 per cent of the owners of the properties representing at least 50 per cent of the taxable value of the land petition against the change within the time frame allotted, then council may not grant final reading of the bylaw establishing the DBIA. If council does not receive the required amount of petitions against the bylaw within the allotted time, council may grant final reading to it.

Text leads to woman’s rescue A woman being held against her will managed to text a friend and, using the global positioning system in the phone, the police were able to locate her. It all happened on Monday when the 26-year-old woman texted her friend saying that her boyfriend had prevented her from going to work for the past week. He had been threatening to harm her and was not letting her go. Information provided by the victim via text was that the 24-year-old boyfriend had her in his transport truck and they had left Williams Lake and were travelling to Kitimat. Dispatchers contacted the service provider for the victim’s cell phone and obtained GPS coordinates. The phone was pinged to an area southwest of Burns Lake. RCMP were familiar with the suspect as they had dealings with him in the past. Members were able to identify the transport truck he was driving through the company he worked for. An hour and a half after the initial report came in, the suspect vehicle was located by police in Smithers. The suspect was taken into police custody without incident, and the victim was found in the truck and taken to safety.

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EQUIPMENT UPGRADES: Trades at CNC get big upgrade A5

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NDP call for real advocate for seniors DELYNDA PILON

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MLA for Kootenay West and NDP critic for seniors, Katrine Conroy visited Prince George Wednesday to meet with local seniors and discuss the issues of concern to them.

Seniors want to stay in their homes as long as they are able rather than be housed in what many described as a sterile institution built for the convenience of those in charge rather than for the comfort of their tenants. Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West and NDP critic for seniors, visited Prince George Wednesday to talk to a variety of seniors, hosting meetings in a number of neighbourhoods and an open house at the Seniors Resource Centre in an effort to find out what local concerns are. The number one issue, shared nearly universally by seniors across the province, she said, was the state of home support. From what was described as tasteless vacuum-packed food imported from as far away as Ontario to rules and schedules imposed on clients, most agreed a bit more attention to aiding seniors in staying in their homes was the best and cheapest alternative, but revamping the system was also necessary. Seniors who apply for home care are having difficulty getting the necessary help. One lady said when she applied for home care when her husband was ill, she was offered the service which amounted to a bath for the husband one time per week. “I needed some help housecleaning so I could devote more time to my husband,” she said. Another lady who worked in home care at one time said when the program was cut, workers were given time limits on how long what they could do should take. Many seniors found they no longer had the option of utilizing an aide to help do laundry, clean

the house or make meals. Instead someone was brought in to bath a patient within a limited time. However, as the lady pointed out, the task was made more difficult in a home where the owner no longer had the ability to clean the tub or ensure fresh towels were available. Continuity among care providers was another issue. “Seniors don’t want a new person coming every day,” one lady said. “It’s like having some stranger walk into your house saying ‘I’m here to give you your bath. Take off your clothes and get into the washroom’.” A man added the time limitations prevent the care giver from providing a bit of company to the client. “Loneliness is an issue worse than food,” he said. Conroy said the NDP platform will be released next week, and though she could not say what the party’s plan was on home care for seniors, as someone who has held the portfolio as seniors critic for some time, it is a priority for her personally. She said facilities lack enough beds and staff are overwhelmed and able to bath clients just one time per week, even when in care. “Seniors need to be treated with the dignity and care they deserve,” she said. “Care givers are frustrated.” She said more support in the home not only saves the system money but allows for a better social and emotional existence for seniors. “In the long run it keeps seniors healthy,” she said, pointing out the domino effect of being happy, which often means a healthier life, which in the end saves the system money.

Regional rivers appear to be in little danger of floods Judging by the current snowpack levels, the Prince George region is unlikely to see floods or droughts this year. The April 1 snow survey results, released Monday, show the Upper Fraser snowpack at 119 per cent of normal, the highest in the province, which the River Forecast Centre classifies as moderately elevated. However the Nechako basin is

77 per cent, the lowest in the province. “The current state of near-normal snowpack across most of the province,” the report says, “suggests that for the majority of the province, normal seasonal flood risk is expected.” The report does note the high level in the Upper Fraser basin, but, by way of comparison, notes last year’s snowpack

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at the same date was 152 per cent of normal. Again, the report emphasizes, snowpack is just one factor in the likelihood of spring flooding. Just as important is the weather in the upcoming weeks, with a fast melt increasing the anger of flooding and a slow, gradual melt decreasing the possibility.

The current seasonal forecast for the next three months (April to June) shows a high chance of above-normal temperatures in the southern part of the province, which could lead to increased flooding danger in that area. The northern part of the province is expected to see temperatures which are normal or slightly lower.

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Firefighters attend an abandoned mill site on Otway Road Wednesday morning. The fire destroyed a couple of buildings and the cause of the fire is deemed suspicious. Eighteen firefighters from four halls with six fire apparatus responded to the scene. First-in crews found an office building fully involved with the roof collapsed. A second smaller building nearby became involved due to the first fire. Firefighting was hampered by limited access due to snow

load around the buildings. A city loader was called in to plow access to the site, and water was supplied using fire tanker trucks due to no hydrants in the area. Initial fire attack caused the CN rail line to be shut down for a short period due to firehose lines crossing the rail line. Once access to the mill yard was


Driving violations lead to fines In Provincial Court in Prince George on Feb. 13: Russell D. McDermid was found guilty of assault, received a conditional sentence of six months, was placed on probation for three years and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. McDermid was also found guilty of causing a disturbance, received a conditional sentence of four months, was placed on probation for three years and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. McDermid was also found guilty of posses-

sion of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for three years. Lance T. Weel was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $1,500, assessed a victim surcharge of $225 and prohibited from driving for six months. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Feb. 14: Nathan J. Bates was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 21 days in jail.

Tracy L. Braam was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to one day in jail. Kristopher T. de Groot was found guilty of failing to produce a driver’s licence when ordered to do so, fined $1,000 and assessed a victim surcharge of $150. Loni B. Gillies was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, sentenced to 49 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Gillies was also found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to 30


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days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Randolph A. Keller was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 263 days in jail. James R. Purcell was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, mischief and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 55 days in jail. Ivan C. Skin was found guilty of being unlawfully in a dwelling-house and sentenced to 117 days in jail. Lyle R. Suter was found guilty of robbery, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for one year. Suter was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Anna M.E. Thibodeau was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and sentenced to 22 days in jail. Ronald A. Boutilier was found guilty of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography, sentenced to 12 months in jail and placed on probation for three years.

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CNC students get up-to-date equipment College gets more than $1 million in upgrades in a number of departments ALLAN WISHART

Randall Heidt put it in terms most of those in the CNC electrical shop Friday could understand. “You don’t have to be an electrician to see the difference,” the school’s director of communications said. “What they were working on was like a rotary-dial phone. Now, they’re working on a Blackberry or iPhone.” Heidt was commenting on the unveiling of upgraded equipment in the shop, part of $1.1 million from the province’s Skills and Training Plan which went into the Prince George facility. The funding was part of a $17 million investment around the province. After Heidt made his comparison, he looked at a couple of the Career Technical Course students present and said, “You guys have no idea what a rotary-dial phone is, do you?” Both shook their heads, but they clearly could appreciate the difference between the old and the new. Lorne Maruk, an electrical instructor at CNC, was very happy to have the new equipment up and running. “Before, we usually had two students on a motor in the shop,” he said. “Now, each student can have two or three motors to work on.” MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond were on hand for the announcement, and each spoke about how proud they were to see the school they were connected to, politically and personally, get the upgrades. “I remember when the premier was here and made the announce-

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Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond, left, and CNC electrical instructor Alain Lavoie watch as electrical instructor Lorne Maruk demonstrates a piece of the new equipment for the electrical shop. ment about the funding,” Bond said. “I was actually here a lot longer ago then that, since I am a graduate of CNC.”

Bell, who is not running in the May provincial election, acknowledged Friday might be the last time he makes an announcement

at CNC. “My wife attended here, and I may have the opportunity to take courses here in the future.”

Other funding at CNC went to the heavy-duty/commercial transport, carpentry, automotive, and millwright programs.

Clark announces forestry workforce agreement developed through the Resource Training Organization, produced a labour market needs case study that suggested that over the next five years, employers in the solid wood sector can expect to hire close to 1,300 new workers each year to meet employment demand. Skilled trades are expected to be the most challenging gaps to fill. Government invested $170,500 through the Canada-B.C. Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) to

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support the project. A skilled trade demand projection report by occupation, company and region over the coming five years was also completed. The new partnership supports the work that has previously been done to identify needs within the sector and the implementation of priority recommendations. Government and industry are com-

mitted to finalizing a new provincewide labour market partnership for the solid wood sector by June 2013. To support this partnership, government is also providing $5,000 for a solid-wood sector Labour Market Partnerships agreement with the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) to develop a terms of reference on how best to implement the key recommendations from the recent Solid Wood HR Committee project.

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ometimes public servants can just be too nice to those they are serving. Good service is great. It’s certainly appreciated. But too much of a good thing can lead to problems. Such is the case with garbage pickup. The problem with the city’s garbage pickup system is that the city is too nice to folks who put out too much garbage. Overloaded bins for the automatic pickup system have been a problem since its inception. Of course, that’s not a problem with the system, it’s a problem with people who overfill the bins. City staff is not supposed to pick up bins that are overflowing, but the reality is that they do. One of the suggestions to supposedly deal with the problem, which came out of the very pricy core services review, was to give residents the option to buy a tag so they could put out an extra bag of garbage. So let’s recap the logic in this: We went to an automated garbage pickup system that won a WorksafeBC award for virtually eliminating the need for city workers to physically lift garbage bags and toss them into the back of a truck. Excellent. The suggestion from the core services review (supported by Mayor Shari Green, Coun. Cameron Stolz, Coun. Albert Koehler, and Coun. Lyn Hall) was to enable residents to buy a tag that would allow them to put out an extra bag or two. The kicker, the driver would have to get out of the vehicle and load the extra bag by hand. It simply defeats the purpose of going to an automated garbage pickup system. Why this suggestion would even be considered is astounding. But, of course, it did. It got considered because the experts (someone from out of town with a briefcase) figured that the city could make a few extra bucks by charging for the extra pickup. The move to charge for an extra bag of garbage wasn’t about solving a problem with garbage pickup, it was about squeezing a few extra bucks out of a citizenry that very firmly stated, during the last election, that it doesn’t want to be continually gouged. The city has policies in place to deal with residents who overfill their garbage containers. It should follow those policies first before trying to further pick the pockets of taxpayers. Thankfully, democracy worked at city council this week and the plan was defeated.

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Election is in full swing Here we go. The provincial election is looming Cellphones are unlisted, so those who only have a and all the activities that go with it. cellphone are rarely interviewed by the pollsters. The activity in the backroom of all the parties The desire for privacy from unwanted calls grows will become more frenetic as the election campaign year-by-year and people are less inclined to share continues. One of the activities that will consume a their opinions with some stranger on the other end great deal of time is trying to make sense of the latof the line. est poll results. Many hours will be spent trying to Toss in that percentage of people who participate extract some meaningful conclusion from the latest but do not tell the truth, and the validity of the published polls. results are in question. As well as the polling companies, the parties will That doesn’t mean that strategists and others will also be on the telephone talking to people and trycease trying to predict the future in elections or any ing to determine if they are winning or losing. It is other enterprise. They will continue to do what they part of every election campaign as the strategists try always have done but with less reliability. to determine what the voters may do. It is a lot of The reliability of predicting the future in some time that could be spent more wisely in sort of scientific manner is not much other efforts to get their particular canbetter than looking for signs in chicken didate elected or re-elected. entrails or the casting of stones. As The reality is that increasingly poll silly as they are, the primitive methods results are moving further away from may yield results almost as valid as the what will probably happen. The most vaunted scientific methods employed. Onside recent example is the last election in Throughout the history of mankind, VICTORBOWMAN Alberta. Right up until election day the people have lusted after some means of polls showed Premier Radford losing predicting the future. Not just election ground. When the ballots were counted that was not campaigns but in financial dealings, sports events the case, much to the dismay of her opposition. and their personal futures. Any of us would love Polling has become even less reliable than it was to know what was going to happen tomorrow, next in the past. The world has changed and along with week or next year. it are a number of factors that makes poll results less If we really could predict the future, just think valuable indicators of the future. how wealthy and successful we would be. But alas, Increasingly households are giving up their landthe future has a funny way of being very different line telephones representing a household and relyfrom what we thought it would be. ing on personal cellphones as their principal means Predicting the future was beautifully summed up of communication. by Peter Drucker who said, “Trying to predict the Using the telephone directory listings as the prifuture is like trying to drive down the country road mary source of finding poll participants leaves out at night with no lights when looking out the back an increasingly large portion of the population. window.” Circulation Manager: Lana Metz Email:

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Outsourcing has many effects locally PAUL STRICKLAND Special to Free Press

Society should have concern for the the long-term prospects of IT systems support staff and other investor services staff at major banks, and their counterparts in other industries, who find themselves displaced and replaced by cheaper workers from overseas as a result of the gross misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Many are in their late fifties. No doubt once the public outrage dissipates, many workers who have been declared redundant will hear a crescendo of unkind remarks from family, friends, neighbours and community members. They may be assailed with comments and questions like the following: “Don’t you know how to hold down a job and make a living?”, “You have all those degrees. Why can’t you continue to bring in the big money for your family?”, or “Are you out there looking for another job? Are you really trying?” Divorces often follow in situations like these. Although downsizing, restructuring, “right-sizing,” and outsourcing have been going on for close to 35 years now, too many enlightened people in too many communities seem not to have heard this economic news and hold the downsized individual personally and wholly responsible for this job loss. They automatically assume he is a loafer living on EI or welfare or otherwise taking advantage of the system supported by hard-

working taxpayers. Such people too often don’t take seriously the person’s efforts to make the transition from corporate to selfemployment. Rising unemployment in a declining, downsizing economy under globalization has been associated with increasing suicide rates. An article last November 6 in the British medical journal, The Lancet, observed a significant rise in suicides from the economic recession, totalling more than 1,000 excess deaths in the UK alone. “Among the worst affected economies in Europe, such as Greece, suicides have risen more than 60 per cent since 2007,” the article notes. The Lancet article goes on to say that “during the recessionary period since 2007, there were an estimated 4,750 excess suicide deaths in the United States.” In his book ‘The Disposable American: Layoffs And Their Consequences,’ New York Times writer Louis Uchitelle cited one study that “found that for every point change in the unemployment rate, up or down, the national suicide rate rose or fell in tandem, and so did the frequency of strokes, heart attacks, crime, and accidents.” According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every rise of one per cent in unemployment has been accompanied by an increase in the suicide rate of roughly one per cent (Benedict Carey, New York Times, Nov. 4, 2012). Recessions have had the greatest impact on suicide rates among

working-age individuals, those 25 to 64 years old (Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2011). According to Statistics Canada, there are about 3,600 suicides in our country each year, says Elizabeth Slump, a suicidologist. More than two-thirds of suicides are by men, Rev. Alan Stewart of St. John’s Church in Kensington, P.E.I. writes in The Presbyterian Record. Some of the death toll from recession-related suicide can be related to a worker’s own personal religious world view that holds a man’s whole identity and being is bound up in the fact of having a job and career. When that is gone, all is lost. Unfair remarks from within one’s family likely also contribute to the significant increase. Too often, however, taunts from uninformed or mean-spirited community members can send an unemployed man spiralling into deep depression. Their remarks could include the following: “All your degrees are useless!”, “Where have you been looking for a job? I’ll bet you’re living off welfare, aren’t you?”, or “How long do I, a taxpayer, have to support idle people like you?”. These hurtful comments, repeated over and over again at club meetings and on the street, echo in his mind long after they are uttered. In his 1869 book ‘Culture and Anarchy’, the British essayist and critic Matthew Arnold described as Barbarians those members of the upper classes, even aristocrats, who, with their only superficial knowledge of

their cultural inheritance of literature and art, displayed rude behaviour on playing fields and contributed little that was constructive in the political life of the UK. In North America there are those peculiar types of barbarians who delight in public taunting of the unemployed or underemployed and in express-

ing contempt for independent artists. Perhaps such people derive their sense of superiority from the fact they themselves have a toehold, however precarious, on a rung of a career ladder, and they believe this gives them the right to psychologically hurt those who have no work at all. In a sense, these barbarians, albeit indirectly, are killers.


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Being old doesn’t have to mean getting old Editor: For the next six years a baby boomer will turn 55 years old every seven seconds. Only 27 per cent believe they will be able to fully retire. The average Canadian will spend last 10 years in sickness. Oh yeah. We are never, ever, ever giving up altogether. Listen to me, “gotta get up, clappa your hands, stompa your feet.” You’ve got to get out … walk your dog, ride your bike. Exercise is the “fountain of youth.” Stay active and enjoy the endorphins. The hardest thing about living is living not being prepared to succeed. It’s like be prepared to fail. You cannot become the person you are until you are able to let go of the person you were. It is not the number of days in your live that count, but rather the life in your days that count. What are you doing after work today? A simple question requiring a complex answer. Many people believe they will continue to be woken up by an alarm clock. Much is written about how to finance your life, but not much on how to

live your life. The major part of the bank account of life is spent by the time you reach retirement. You cannot make any additional deposits and there is never a balance available to you. None of know when that final moment will come but all of us know come it will. One day death will become part of our lives but not today – not today. Always keep family first and stay family strong. Without family there is nothing. Become a family historian, tell stories, organize pictures and create and preserve family traditions. Remember, always leave a light on in the window. Don’t be afraid to talk about the good old days. Muhammed Ali once said: “If you did it, it ain’t bragging.” We used to back up our cars at Lloyd’s Drive In and throw up the hoods to admire the beautiful and powerful 427 Corvettes, 396 Beaumonts, and 426 hemis. Soon we will back up our scooters to the curb and our walkers will line the

sidewalk. “Pimp my ride” will take on a whole new meaning. Music has always been such a great part of our lives. Who will ever forget the Chubby Checkers and learning to do the twist in gym class with a towel around your back; to have been blessed with the Eagles and to have enjoyed the greatest harmonies of all time? Throughout our lives the right song at the right time … priceless. If anyone asks you how old you are, tell them you forget. Age is only important if you’re a piece of cheese. Remember, if you have an obligation to look after someone else, you will do a better job if you look after yourself first. I think we should get some hats and T-shirts made up. Show a little attitude, what are they going to do to us? Everyone talks about a ‘bucket list.’ It’s a good idea and here’s a few suggestions: Make a snow angel. Have a snowball fight. Run through the sprinkler. Jump off the dock. Go down the water slide. Bust a move. And, most importantly, hug your kids. Think outside. No restrictions apply.

Imagine if you could harness all that grey power out there. To be able to focus all that knowledge and experience would be incredible. Oops, sorry, that’s all in the past, just forget I said anything. To become a volunteer or a mentor to someone is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your life. Our hair has turned 50 shades of grey and smooth skin is no longer available in the mirror. The good news is 72 is the new 30. They say in life if you follow all the rules you’ll miss all the fun. Well, here’s to having fun. I believe you should end your life as you lived your life. Remember, no kids will ever say they wished you’d spent more time at the office. The world belongs to them now. We are the champions and we’ll keep on fighting to the end. We will drop the gloves. Class dismissed. Now go out and enjoy the rest of your life and never stop laughing. What will be, will be. Ted Coole Prince George

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Besides concerns with home care, Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West and NDP critic for seniors, who visited Prince George Wednesday, learned the DriveABLE program is not working for many seniors. “They are testing computer skills, not driving skills,” one man said. Conroy said if a doctor becomes concerned about a patient’s cognitive ability, a test can be performed. If the patient fails the test, he or she is sent to DriveABLE for another test, one that is supposed to show whether the person is safe behind the wheel. Conroy said a lady in her constituency who was sent for a DriveABLE test had no familiarity with a computer at all. In fact, she was shocked when asked to ‘grab the mouse’. “She failed, and she is a good driver. It is happening to a lot of seniors,” she said. If you appeal after failing, you are required to pay for the test. Another problem with the program is DriveABLE is not universally available. Currently, Conroy said, seniors are travelling from Prince Rupert to Prince George to take the test. One concern Conroy shared is the seniors advocate, a position newly created by the government, is not independent from government. She would rather see the position exist within similar parameters as the advocate for children’s rights. “We have a seniors advocate that really doesn’t have any teeth,” she said. Currently the seniors advocate answers to the Ministry of Health. Conroy pointed out

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Oliver says no fast track for pipeline projects DELYNDA PILON

The federal government does not support individual projects that have not yet

received environmental approval. Federal Minister of Resources Joe Oliver was a guest at the Council of Forest Industries conference

in the city last week, and he said projects like the Northern Gateway Pipeline don’t receive individual support pre-approval. “It is crucial we diver-

sify our resources,” he added, pointing to the importance of pinning down new markets. He said product must be moved to tidewaters and pointed out

the United States won’t need nearly enough oil and gas in the future, so other markets have to be reached. In B.C., pipelines moving natural gas


SPRING SWEEPING The City of Prince George would like to take an opportunity to provide information regarding dust and air quality to all property owners, companies, contractors and maintenance staff that will be working hard in the coming weeks to conduct sweeping throughout the City. In March and April of every year, attention is turned from snow removal to removing winter debris left on the lots. Removing this material quickly is important to reduce the dust that contributes to poor air quality; however, how the material is removed is equally important.

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Combative Sports Commission Monday April 15 5th Floor 12:00 p.m. Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, April 17 Annex 12:00 p.m.

BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s website at as webcasting services and video archiving of agenda items are available for the public.

INVITATION TO TENDER T13-12 - Supply and Deliver Two (2) Diesel Generators, Closing Date: April 19, 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL P13-02 Supply & Installation of Pay Parking and LPR (License Plate Recognition), Equipment closing date: April 15, 2013 P13-06 Financial Management and Asset Management Consulting Services closing date: April 17, 2013 For information concerning City of Prince George bidding opportunities visit BC Bid @

JOB POSTINGS Recreation Coordinator (Job Share) 13/028 Regular Part-Time close April 17, 2013

PROCLAMATIONS April 27, 2013 is proclaimed “Daffodil Day” April 27, 2013 is proclaimed “World Tai Chi and Qigong Day”

The City’s Clean Air Bylaw outlines requirements related to dust. The key points are: • A person must use dust control procedures (eg. air filters) or dust suppression liquids (eg. water) at all times; this also applies to leaf blowers, broom and vacuum sweepers; • When dust suppression liquids are used, they must be applied in sufficient quantities to prevent dust; • A person cannot sweep or conduct other maintenance activity that causes harm to others or properties; and • When an Air Quality Advisory is issued, all sweeping activities must stop immediately. A person wishing to continue sweeping under an advisory may apply to the City for permission under certain circumstances; permission must be requested for each day of an advisory. If you are hiring, or have been hired to sweep a lot, please consider the type of equipment and dust suppression methods you are requesting or using in relation to the requirements of the Clean Air Bylaw. Please ensure you or your contractor is using dust suppression methods (air filters or liquids) at all times and that your sweeping activities are scheduled around air quality advisories and during rainy damp conditions. Your efforts could help your neighbor, a friend, or a family member breathe easier. Questions & Information If you have questions please visit our website at airquality or contact: • Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR) at 250-612-0252 for general air quality Information; • Community Planning at 250-561-7600 for Air Quality Advisory sweeping approval;

• Bylaw Services at 250-561-7622 for information on the Bylaw or to make a City Bylaw complaint; or, • Ministry of Environment Air Quality Complaints Line at 250-565-6135 during office hours or 250-565-6457 after office hours. Your assistance in minimizing dust during spring cleaning in our city will improve our air quality and to demonstrate pride in our great community.

DRUG AWARENESS AND BUSTING PROPERTY CRIME The Prince George RCMP’s Community Policing Section in conjunction with the College Heights and Hart Community Associations are hosting 1 hour presentations on the topics of Drug Awareness and Busting Property Crime. These are areas of interest to the general public. Bring your questions and join Special Constable, Fred Greene and Community Policing Coordinator, Linda Parker for an enlightening evening. Block Watch – Busting Property Crime April 17th at 7:00 pm; Heather Park School - Library You can do something to rid Prince George of the “most dangerous city” in Canada distinction. Find out how a small amount of time can make a big difference in your neighbourhood. Presented by Linda Parker, Community Policing Coordinator, (250) 561-3319 Drug Awareness – The Truth about Drugs April 24th at 7:00 pm; College Heights Secondary, Multipurpose Rm Knowledge is power. Learn about the latest drugs; what they look like; their dangers and the impact on families. Presented by S/Cst. Fred Greene, Community Safety Officer, (250) 561-3366

don’t seem to undergo the same scrutiny and controversy as those that carry bitumen, and he added the potential for liquified natural gas expansion is phenomenal. He said India will require one-third of the global market and South Korea onesixth. “We need to keep reaching out around the world,” he said, pointing out South Korea is an important area when it comes to supplying the Philippines. China and India are moving up, with the potential of requiring 60 million tonnes of LNG annually. “This is a good news story and it will add billions to the economy,” he said. “In B.C. there is a different attitude toward LNG. People perceive less of an environmental risk.” Oliver said one factor is the product tends to evaporate if there is a spill, so clean-up is less of an issue. However, he pointed out that diluted bitumen is not corrosive inside of pipelines. There are also more inspections and a number of financial penalties if a spill occurs. Advanced equipment on tankers and regulations forbidding them to enter inlets unless weather permits add to the safety of transporting the bitumen. “There has never been a major spill off the coast of B.C., but we still have to keep

up with safety,” Oliver said. This has led to what he describes as a robust, immediate and comprehensive clean-up policy, with a polluter-pay system so residents of the province aren’t stuck with the bill. “We are working on that in a major way,” he said. Though he is not the minister directly responsible for the environment, he said they do work together, taking a whole-government approach to issues. This means supporting independent scientific reviews. However, he added, it is important to rid the process of duplications. “Some things are frankly silly,” he said, pointing to duplications and regulations that are short on common sense, adding it is the nature of bureaucracy to give birth to regulatory creep. Ridding the regulations of that which is superfluous allows for a focus on major projects that could have a negative impact on the environment, eliminating that which is inconsequential or inappropriate. “We will not go ahead with any project unless it’s safe for Canada and the environment,” Oliver said. But he does not believe the two have to be at odds. “I don’t believe there has to be inherent conflict,” he said. “The two can go hand-in-hand.”

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On Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. come out to a variety show, Recipe for Delight, with top talents mime artist Rob Ziegler, jazz singer Darlene Shatford, jokester and poet Jim Brinkman (who also owns Books and Company), poet Jana Tausenfrende, guitarist Eric Tompkins and actor Lynne Browne along with director Allison Hailey. Tickets to Recipe for Delight are on sale at Books and Company for $15.

Camping trips bring out the best – and worst – in people. So when Henry and Alice try to rekindle their marriage and light a fire under it, interesting things happen. Micheal Querin, who portrays Henry in his debut role for Theatre North West, says that experiencing a mid-life crisis is not a prerequisite for enjoying Michele Riml’s Henry and Alice: Into the Wild. But it helps. There’s lots to learn and like in this sequel to Sexy Laundry: humour, thoughtful dialogue, tender – and not-so-tender moments. “At age 55 – and 1/2 (he laughs) I’m about the same age as my character, Henry, who is 56,” says Querin in an interview Wednesday with the Free Press. “So I am aware of getting older and having concerns about the future and finances. The play is based on these themes. It doesn’t wrap it all up neatly at the end but it does end on a note of hopefulness.” For many mid-life crisis couples, it can mean feeling taken for granted. “Henry and Alice sit down and get truthful about it. Alice has a great line in the play which I think sums it up: ‘When the kids were young, I felt happy’ – happy because she felt back then she had purpose. I think that’s what it is all about and we don’t want to lose that.”

ART AUCTION The Groop Gallery and Community Arts Council present The Best Damn Little Art Auction Ever. Art by Mo Hamilton, Crystie Tarr, Judith DesBrisay, Melanie Desjardines, Ute Wilder, Cara Roberts, Irene Tapp, Forest Felters and many more. Join the fun on Friday, April 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Groop Gallery, 1127 Third Ave. Phone 250-617-2940. Live Music by the Steal Brothers and a cash bar.

WOOD READS June Wood, author of Home to the Nechako: The River and the Land, will be reading from her new book at Artspace above Books and Company, on April 25 starting at 7 p.m.

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Alice (Annabel Kershaw) and Henry, portrayed by Michael Querin, spend some “quality time” together trying to set up a tent during rehearsals on the set of TNW’s Henry and Alice. Querin recently went through his own change in direction in life when, after spending 26 years in Ontario, he decided to move to Vancouver to be closer to his aging parents. “You see your own mortality as your parents age, mine are 80 and 85. And the idioms become very real, like, ‘Enjoy every day as if it’s your last.’ Today, I was happy it wasn’t raining.” He looks out TNW’s front window. “The sun is shining. We live in a world where money and your job becomes all important. One day we look at each other and realize that is what is important, not what we acquire.” This is the mindset of his character, Querin says.

But it’s also a very real lesson in life for all of us that often comes later on. And while he doesn’t want to give away too much of the plot, he says it has relevant and endearing themes that many people will relate to. The actor “was” Henry in Sudbury, Ontario. “I had moved out to B.C. and then got offered the chance to do the role here with TNW, so I thought it was very fitting. “One of the nice things about getting a second chance to play in Henry and Alice is seeing the universality of it and where the directors and scenic designers have taken it. They created the outdoors well in Sudbury, it looked like it was part of the Great Canadian Shield. Now in Prince George, I really like

the set which looks just like the great North.” Querin said he’s become familiar with every rock, tree, bush, nook and cranny because the actors have been rehearsing on the stage. “Usually we’re in a rehearsal room and don’t get to use the set until the end of rehearsals. So this gives us a chance to focus on developing our characters instead of working out where things are on the stage.” Another thing he’s mastered (he thinks) on the set of Henry and Alice is how to set up a tent. “There are a lot of technical things going on during the play like putting up the tent, setting up the motorcycle, making food. It’s a busy place on stage –


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there are only three people on the stage but there is a lot of action.” A member of Stratford Shakespeare Festival for six years and The Shaw Festival for nine seasons, Querin’s performed in over 30 productions as well as musicals and theatre classics. “I started out playing clarinet in the high school band and ended up not as an actor but a musician in a production of Fiddler on the Roof. I think that’s when I knew I wanted to get into this business.” He tried a few other things including modern dance and joined a company in Toronto. He also learned to be a carpenter’s assistant. At 21, he attended theatre school in Vancouver, Studio 58, and, besides acting classes, learned how to set up a stage and other aspects of the theatre business. Now he may feel he’s come full circle. “The last time I was in Prince George, I was about nine years old and I was on a family camping trip.” How did the tent assembly go? “My Dad was always very adept. He grew up on a small farm in what was then Michelle, B.C. so it all went really well.” Henry and Alice: Into the Wild by Michele Riml plays Theatre North West from April 18 to May 8 at Parkhill Centre, 36-556 N. Nechako Rd. Director is Johnna Wright. Tickets are at Books and Company. Phone orders: 250614-0039.




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Celtic Thunder “Mythology” Tour comes to Prince George Sept. 12. The six men – Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan – perform both solo and ensemble numbers. They are known for performing an eclectic mix of songs ranging from traditional Irish fare to international hits such as The Boys are Back in Town and Sounds of Silence as well as original compositions by the musical director. Celtic Thunder producer and creator Sharon Brown’s live shows are recognized for the use of dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an



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Buckner talks about visitors to the Den DELYNDA PILON

Canadian television journalist Dianne Buckner, who is perhaps best known as the host of Dragons’ Den, will be one of the keynote speakers

during the Women of the North conference April 16 at the Civic Centre. “I’m going to be talking about success in the business world,” Buckner said. “I’ve been a business journalist 20 years now, and I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time with

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people who are very successful - like the Dragons.” Buckner’s interest in business began when she was hired as a reporter at Venture, a job which began her specialization as a reporter in the business sector. “When I got a job at Venture, I wasn’t seeking to cover business. It just so happened there was a job opening at Venture.” The show, which ran about 23 years, told the stories of entrepreneurs. “That was my initiation into business, and I discovered I really enjoyed it,” she said. As she met with more and more successful business people, she noticed they shared similar characteristics. “I’ve travelled the world and met all kinds of CEO’s and small entrepreneurs who’ve been successful in their own communities,” she said. “Basically, through spending time with all those sorts of people I noticed all of them share characteristics, so I put together a list I call the top 10 traits of successful people in the business world, and I am presenting that.” Those traits are pretty much the same, Ph o to s ub mitte d whether you are a male or female businessperson, however Buckner has noticed Dianne Buckner is a keynote speaker at the Women of the North conference April 16. one difference. “I would say the list is pretty much the constructive. same for males and females. People are people,” “I guess I’ve been fortunate, at least through she said. “But I think men are more comfortable work, that any kind of criticism I’ve had has been with bragging than women. I’m exaggerating constructive,” she said. “Basically if someone is slightly, but when we were at Venture we were trying to help you be better at what you do they’re constantly getting calls from men saying ‘you giving you a gift. I think, generally speaking, should do a story on me, you should cover my criticism should be gratefully received. business’. “Unfortunately I do get a lot of flak, particularly “I remember one man calling and saying, ‘do a online from people who don’t like what I’ve writstory on me, I’m thinking of starting a business’. ten.” “On the flip side, we called one woman who Some of the criticism received online, she said, was very successful in the west and was expand- has been critical and harsh. ing into the east, and said we wanted to come “The online culture, I think, almost prides itself behind the scenes with her, but she said she was in absolutely brutal honesty. really busy.” “I was really shaken by what I saw.” Though she pointed out she was generalizing The editor of the page told her not to read the since some women really enjoy the spotlight, comments, that there were all kinds of crazy peoothers could benefit from being better self-pro- ple in the world with nothing better to do, howmoters. ever Buckner recognized that as an exaggeration For herself, she said she hasn’t had difficulty as well and pointed out some people have fair within her position because of her gender. comments to make. She said you have to listen to “There’s always been room for men and women what people are thinking. in journalism. I don’t think that’s changed a lot But she did stop reading the comments for the over the years,” she said. most part. Any criticism she’s had, she added, has been “It kind of takes you down,” she said.

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back together again. I reconfigure them into something different.... and a little disturbing. Some people think I’m crazy but I find it just fascinating.” Indeed, some “reborn” creations in her collection called Sweet Aberrations show big kewpie doll heads mounted on small plastic animal figurines, animal heads on Barbie-type bodies, two-headed mini monsters, irreverent poses for a number of her creative creatures, and just about anything her fertile imagination comes up with. Some are a little “rude” but most have a macabre humour about them such as a “Sheep in

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Rat’s Clothing” where two rubber toys have been joined in an odd and unexpected way that make you laugh. That’s why curator George Harris thought her work would be perfect fit for the new exhibit called Disquiet which opened Thursday at Two Rivers Gallery. Pitch’s work Sweet Aberrations, which consists of about 100 mounted pieces, along with artwork by Trace Nelson, who creators soft sculpturers, and Carole Epp, who works in ceramics, will be on display until July 7 in the main gallery. Pitch likes to recycle old things and she makes use of old familiar objects like Tupperware and Avon containers. “When my kids were younger I was looking at all their

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Erin Filan’s print Into the Deep is one of the items in the silent auction portion of the Free Wheelin’ dinner and dance, a fundraiser for the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North on April 20 at the Treasure Cove.

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First comes the dinner, then comes a bike ride. And to make sure you have time to let your dinner settle, the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North don’t plan to hold the bike ride until about a month later. The Warriors are the local team taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 15 and 16, riding from Vancouver to Seattle. They have a fundraising dinner set for April 20 at the Treasure Cove, and organizer Karen Piche says things are

going well. “The biggest thing we’re looking for now is more items for the silent auction,” she said. “We have some fantastic items already, but there’s always room for more.” With the addition of James Western Star as a silver sponsor for the Warriors, Piche says all the money raised at the dinner will go to the fundraising efforts. “The meal ticket sales, the 50-50 draw, the silent auction,” she says. “Almost all of that will be going to help the team members who are having trouble raising the

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funds.” There are currently 34 members on the Wheelin’ Warriors, and each of them has to raise a minimum of $2,500 to take part in the ride. Piche says they’re very happy to have Alyssa Grace of the BC Cancer Foundation, the provincial group which oversees the Ride to Conquer Cancer, as a guest speaker. Grace is the senior director of development for the foundation, and brought a solid track record of work with her when she joined them in 2011. Last year, the foundation raiser more than $50 million for cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. Piche says the Wheelin’ Warriors are planning another community event for near the end of May, which would involve members of the community joining team members on a training ride, as well as a family event with things such as a barbecue, face painting and a dunk tank. Plans for the event, which could be held near the end of May, are still in the development stage. For more information on the Wheelin’ Warriors, check out their Facebook page.

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Staff and leadership students from Pineview Elementary get into the right mood to put some more anti-bullying skits on film for an upcoming video.

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Run for Rural Medicine set for April 21 in city Organized by Northern Medical Program’s second year class, the eighth annual Run for Rural Medicine will take place at the Hart Community Centre on Sunday, April 21. Races are also being held in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna. All funds raised in the North will stay in the North to support healthcare. In partnership with Stride and Glide Sports and Prince George Road Runners, the Northern Medical Programs organize a one kilometre, five kilometre, and 10 kilometre walk as well as a five kilometre, 10 kilometre and 21 kilometre run.

The event is an opportunity for the medical students of Prince George to support the community by raising funds through registration fees and donations. For the second year, all proceeds will be directed to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation to support seniors’ wellness. “We felt that supporting seniors is an excellent way to give back to the community that has offered us so much during our medical training,” says Sheldon Clark, run organizer and second-year student of the Northern Medical Program.

“We are very appreciative of the students in this program for fundraising for healthcare in the North. We are honoured to be working with them again this year,” said Jessica Aldred, CEO of Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. The face starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 at the Hart Community Centre. Registration is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the race. Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in and get your bib and timing chip to ensure the race starts on time. For more information contact Sheldon Clark at 250-640-2689.




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Leaving someone alone is a form of bullying, and that’s what staff and students at Pineview Elementary decided to tackle recently. Jenn Schultz, a parent-volunteer at the school, explains what is meant by relational bullying. “By definition, it’s the most difficult to detect from the outside,” she said in a press release about the program. “Relational bullying is the systematic diminishment of a bullied person’s sense of selfworth through ignoring, isolating, excluding or shunning.” Schultz and Pineview principal Joyce Willows decided the Leadership group of Grade 6 and 7 students would be the best to work with. “We’re doing something different,” Schultz said Wednesday afternoon at the school. “We want to involve teachers and the entire

community in this.” She said Pineview was, for a number of reasons, a good school to work with. “We have a diverse group of families here. Some of the students don’t really have parents they feel comfortable in going to with problems. We let them know there are other adults they can go to when they have problems.” The students worked on a series of short skits on various common bullying scenarios, which were then filmed to be shown at a school assembly. “It is my hope,” Schultz said in her release, “hat this would encourage the rest of the Prince George community to incorporate anti-bullying programs through education and support as a regular pat of their daily curriculum.” The situation at Pineview is getting better, she said Wednesday, but “it’s going to take more than one day a year wearing a pink shirt to really change.”

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and others. Bogle, who moved to Nanaimo 10 years ago but plans to return to her flock of artistic friends in Why do they call it Best Damn Little Art Auction Prince George, is happy with the chance to reacEver? quaint herself and her art with the local art venue. Because organizers of the event say the quality “As soon as I sell my house, I’ll be back,” said and variety of artistic talent behind it is truly amaz- Bogle who wants to live closer to her family which ing. Artist Melanie Desjardines who owns Groop now includes grandchildren. Gallery on Third Avenue has teamed up with Lisa Although she has done a lot of painting in the Redpath, project manager with Prince George and time she’s been away, she says she looks forward District Community Arts Council, to host the Fri- to getting back with her group and finding new day, April 17 auction. subjects and landscapes to paint. The fundraiser showcases the work of dozens of “Nanaimo is the same size as Prince George but I well-known artists working in a variety of medi- think it’s harder to get to know people here. Many ums from metal to felting to acrylics on canvas. of them are retired of couse. There’s beautiful scenIncluded in the group exhibit are Cara Roberts, Mo ery but I do miss the North.” Hamilton, Crystie Tarr, Anne Bogle, Judith DesBriBogle and her family moved to Prince George say, Melanie Desjardines, Irene Tapp, Ute Wilder in the late 1960s. Since then the local arts community has really grown. Bogle was known for her beautiful watercolours but now she’s working mostly in acrylics on canvas, she says. How does she pick her subjects? “Colour always attracts me first,” she said. However, picking out things that would work on canvases measuring six by six inches is a bit of a challenge, she admits. “You have to think about it before you start. I was able to paint a rooster on one which fit perfectly. Another one that I did to send off [for NEW DOWNTOW N B OU T IQU E the auction] was a floral abstract.” While the art auction means members of the public can see and purchase a wide variety of artwork, it also gives both emerging and established artists a chance to show off their work to a FRANK FRAN NK LYMAN L N wider audience. DESIGN D N “This is a great opporSPRING 2013 C CO OLLECTION tunity for new and emerging artists. And Regular Regula la r and nd plus p s sizes si siz it’s golden for the Community Arts Council because we’re getting a whole new inventory of 421 42 211 Dominion Dom minion St. S (4th h & Dominion) Dominio Dom minion)) artists,” said Redpath. The Best Damn Little 250-562-2323 250-56 562-2323 Art Auction Ever is on butterfl butterfl u ythreads@ d Friday, April 17 from 7 www ww.b w.b butterflyt th to 10 p.m. at the Groop Gallery, 1127 Third Ave. Tues–Sat 9:30am–5:30pm 9:30am–5:30 Tues–Sat Phone 250-617-2940. Live music by Steal Brothers CAPRI’S, COATS, DRESSES, TANKS, CRUISE WEAR, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE/GROOM and a cash bar.

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Pegues looking forward to ring return ALISTAIR MCINNIS

Nearly 38 years after his last carded fight, Bob Pegues is preparing to return to the boxing ring. At 59, he’s far from his twilight years. But he’s no spring chicken either. So just what prompted this decision by the Inner City Boxing Club head coach? Pegues points to past battles with vertigo. After that ended, he got the itch to get back in shape. “I started thinking about

(boxing) in mid-September and I grabbed the scales.” Pegues will step in the ring at the Night of the Champions, May 11 at the Northern Sport Centre. He’s getting ready to take on two-time World Masters champion Mickey Sims of Salmon Arm. Sims is only five months older than Pegues, who turns 60 in November. The boxers will step in the ring for a 75-kilogram masters tilt comprised of three one-minute rounds. “I’m very apprehensive A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s

Bob Pegues works the hand pads with Kenny Lally during a boxing training session at the Northern Sport Centre on Tuesday evening. Pegues is returning to the ring for the Night of the Champions, May 11 at the Northern Sport Centre.

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Mickey Sims is slated to step in the ring against Bob Pegues on May 11 at the Northern Sport Centre.

to be honest. I’m excited,” Pegues says. “I’ll tell you what. I’m really excited to have lost 26 pounds and to be in this kind of condition.” Pegues says he weighed 188 pounds when he began regular training sessions in mid-September. Today, he’s walking around at 162 pounds. Pegues reached his physical peak in 1975 when he fell two wins shy of qualifying for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. After his Olympic dreams ended, he entered one more bout, the Empire Golden Gloves in Washington State. Pegues was a resident of Nanaimo during his years as a pugilist, having relocated to Prince George in 1976. After a couple of years guiding boxers at the Spruce Capital Warriors

Boxing Club, Pegues opened the Inner City Boxing Club in 2000. A lot has changed in boxing over the years. “It’s completely different,” Pegues says. “In my day, we trained for a couple of hours a night for an 11-minute sport. Now we train high intensity for 11 minutes, not low intensity for an hour.” Pegues doesn’t hesitate in calling himself the underdog against Sims, the Boxing BC president. But he’s looking forward to the challenge, noting that he and Sims have become close friends as a result of the match. “He’s very confident, very sure of himself,” Pegues says. “The money is all on him, no doubt about that.” Watching their coach train has instilled a new

attitude in Inner City boxers Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra. “Last year after I didn’t qualify (for the 2012 Summer Olympics), we were all in a rut,” Lally says. “Then Bob said he was going to fight and everybody got on board and we incorporated all of our training this year.” Pegues says most people appear to be supportive in his decision to box Sims. “Some people are going, ‘are you crazy?’ Other people are going, ‘way to go.’” NOTES: Matches – Pegues, who’s also organizing Night of the Champions, is aiming to hold an 11-fight card. Action will get underway at 7 p.m. Lally and Seehra will also be featured in the event, planning to take on

a pair of Americans who train in Tacoma, Wash. Lally is training to battle Hector Rendon in a 60 kg tilt, while Seehra plans on meeting Nick Jefferson in a 64 kg bout. Tickets – The ringside seats, set at $200 apiece, have been sold out. Remaining tickets are listed at $100 (floor) and $25 (bleachers). Trip – Lally leaves on Tuesday for another international assignment. Lally will travel to Serbia with the Boxing Canada elite A team. His next match will be his 100th, as he carries a record of 87-12. Lally’s first carded tilt was a decade ago in Surrey. “I need to get at least one international win,” he says. For more on the Night of the Champions, check future issues of the Free Press.

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Games consultants share experience ALISTAIR MCINNIS

Preparing for the largest cultural and sporting event in Prince George history is a major undertaking. The 2015 Canada Winter Games team will try to take advantage of the experience and expertise of individuals involved with past events to make sure all systems are a go. A pair of Games consultants, Chris Morrissey and Bobby McMahon, visited the city this week to meet with staff. Involved in each of the last three Canada Winter Games, Morrissey has extensive experience in sports event management. He was CEO of the the last Winter Games, 2011 in Halifax, and general manager of the 2007 event in Whitehorse, Yukon. He worked on the staff of the 2003 event in Bathurst-Campbellton, N.B. Morrissey was also a member of the 2001 Canada Summer Games team in London, Ont. Each of the Games are different, and Prince George will face unique challenges not faced in Halifax. Morrissey said their biggest challenge in Halifax was dealing with the weather. They needed to bring additional snowmaking machines to two of their skill facilities, and had to install an ice surface for long-track speed skating.

Morrissey, who still resides in Halifax, has been impressed by the community support in Prince George. “People talk about the Canada Games. In Halifax, that took more time and effort just because it was much larger to do that, a much larger centre,” he said on Tuesday. “This is a wonderful office. I think the team has come together quite nicely, and it seems to have that great momentum.” McMahon hails from Scotland but calls Winnipeg home. While he’s heavily involved with the Canada Games movement, he may be better known for his roles as a soccer analyst and commentator on Fox Soccer News. “Canada Games is a big deal. It’s every two years you get the opportunity to host the best young athletes in Canada,” he said. “For some of these athletes, this will be the biggest event they’ll ever take part in. In many cases, this will be their Olympics.” McMahon has worked on the Canada Games Council since the 2006-07 season. He met council president and CEO Sue Hylland during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. That connection helped lead McMahon towards his current role. What makes the Games attractive to McMahon is their ability to unify the country. He said the Games will influence Prince George in a profound way.

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Canada Winter Games consultants Chris Morrissey, left, and Bobby McMahon visited Prince George on Tuesday to gather an update from the local team on preparations for the 2015 Games. “You realize it’s not going to happen again in Prince George in probably our lifetime so this begins to paint a picture in people’s heads how big it is and how important it is.” Going from Whitehorse to Halifax, Morrissey has seen the impact the Games can have on a small city and a larger urban centre. Prince George’s population of just under 85,000 is only

about a quarter that of Halifax. The capital budget in Halifax was $15 million, lower than the $19 million budgeted for the Prince George event. “I’ve relied on past Games experts, such as Bobby and others, who can provide that advice to help you get through some of the difficulties and challenges of planning and staging the Games,” Morrissey said.

The Games are scheduled to run from Feb. 13 to March 1, 2015. Prince George and northern B.C. will play host to 2,350 athletes, 950 coaches and officials, and up to 4,500 volunteers. The event will also attract hundreds of media and medical professionals, and thousands of volunteers. The Games carry a projected economic impact of $70 million to $90 million.


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this will be Joe Kapp Literally, this is “One for the Ages”! Introducvs. Angela Mosca ing in the Blue Corner, at a willowy 165 pounds, all over again. Let’s from Salmon Arm, Mickey Sims………… hope George Sims……....And in the Red Foreman Corner, at a svelte 165 pounds, (64) would from Prince George, Bob Pegagree to ref. ues………..…..Pegues…… Hart He might This is not just another fight Beat be the only scheduled on the Night of Champions card May 11 at the NorthHARTLEYMILLER guy available older than ern Sport Centre. the combatants that Get Ready To Rumble and Tumble in this could truly appreciate “Seniors Division” tilt. Oh no, not 40, not 50 not this epic battle. even 55 but Sims is 60 years old and the RingPegues, better side World champion in the Masters Division. known as the coach Pegues will have youth on his side at age 59. for Inner City boxers This match may return to the past. Perhaps, Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra, has 32 fights under his belt, and COME IN FOR YOUR PERSONALIZED has an impressive 28-4 record. Oh, yes, uh, SHOE FITTING TODAY! but he has not had a bout since 1975. (Sims had a fight as recently as last year.) We all remember 1975, the same year Captain and Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” was the top song, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest swept the top Oscars, a loaf of bread was 33 cents, President Ford escaped two assasadidas • asics • balega • brooks • icebreaker • merrell sination attempts, and mizuno • new balance • salomon • saucony • sugoi the Broad Street Bullies won their second straight Stanley Cup. Yes, 38 years ago, I S P O R T S was in my glory with • pet rocks, 8-tracks and 1655A 15th Ave (Across from Parkwood Mall) 250-612-4754 bellbottoms.



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Members of the Nak’azdli Chiefs and Prince George Hawks battle during the novice championship game at the Prince George Aboriginal Youth Hockey Championships at CN Centre on Sunday. The Chiefs won a thriller, edging the Hawks 6-5 in overtime. I will never forget 1975. I played end on my high school football team (end of the bench). So, what would possess a seemingly normal, creative man, like Pegues, to make such a preposterous decision?

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“Having gotten in really good shape in the last four months and read an article this guy (Mickey Sims) was looking for matches, I thought, well I could put that together, and so have trained specifically for this since September and am down 26 pounds and ready to go,” said Pegues. It would be fair to suggest that Pegues has ring rust and on top of that had a struggle with vertigo that only vanished six months ago. “When the vertigo went away, which was three years to the week that it appeared, I started training and working out again and it went very quickly and very well. I trained step by step with Kenny and Jag and ended up really fit and it seemed like a great idea.” Seehra will fight in the semimain, Lally in the main event, against opponents from Tacoma, and then Bob will jump out of his rocker to face Sims (who is the president of Boxing BC) in a scheduled three-rounder (one-minute rounds) in the final match of 11 scheduled bouts. Pegues will have the hometown crowd and other inspiration in his corner. His 85-year-old Mom and 87-year-old stepdad from Qualicum, his sister from Nanaimo, his daughter from Nunavut, and other family members from Terrace and Burns Lake plan to make the trip and witness this historic confrontation. “My Mom, who is coming up for it, was pretty excited and she asked me what I was thinking. The reaction from people is very mixed. A lot of people are saying good for you; even to train for an event like this is pretty serious training. I train two hours a day every day. There are some people that are saying what were you thinking? I admit I have had second thoughts several times along the last few months,” stated Pegues with a grin. Sixteen years ago I was at ringside when Wayne Sponagle (now a P.G. Sports Hall of Famer) made his in-ring boxing debut. I certainly give Sponagle much credit as he was 51 at the time and his oppo-

nent was 26. They fought to a draw. Sponagle took a few shots but to this day remains his cantankerous self. It’s well documented in the B.C. boxing circles the hostility that exists between Pegues, and his Inner City Club, and Sponagle, and his Spruce Capital Club. Now, if for whatever reason Sims has to withdraw from this fight, could Sponagle step in as a replacement? Not even Kapp and Mosca would be able to outdo a BobWayne hullabaloo. However, the reality is, with a combined age of 119, Pegues will battle Sims. And this, we can assume, should be anything but a “Mickey” Mouse barrage. FROM THE QUOTE RACK: The city of Chicago and Cubs owners are apparently close to a $500 million deal to renovate Wrigley Field. Many Chicagoans wish the team would spend $500 million to renovate the Cubs. Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California ( Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona got lost walking two blocks to the team’s home opener. Which is interesting in that most of the Indians players wander around aimlessly whey they are trying to get to home. Comedy writer Jim Barach ( The recent AP headline “Explosive Device in Net Believed to Be a Dud” refers to: a) two Texas fishermen pulling up a vintage mortar; b) the Vancouver Canucks - Roberto Luongo fiasco. Comedy writer RJ Currie (www. Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller

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Prince George product Marcus Beesley has found a nity to keep tabs on him after he was dealt to Nelson home for the 2013-14 season. at the trade deadline and liked what we saw both on The Selkirk College men’s hockey program the ice and getting to know him better away from announced the commitment of Beesley this week. the rink.” Beesley will join the Saints for the next B.C. IntercolBeesley is an alumnus of the BC Major Midget legiate Hockey League season. League’s Cariboo Cougars. He suited up for the team Beesley joins the Saints after playing junior B in from 2008 to 2010. He’s the sixth player to commit to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. the Saints for the 2013-14 season. He split his time in the KIJHL between the Nelson Leafs and Kamloops Storm. In 43 regular season appearances this past season, he posted a 3.33 goals against average and .907 save percentage. In three seasons in the KIJHL, Beesley recorded a record of 38-46-2 with a 3.48 goals against average and .898 save percentage. Beesley, 20, also suited up for the Spruce Kings for half a season during the 2011-12 B.C. Hockey League campaign. “I’ve heard so many great things about the school and especially the hockey team, so when it came time to make a Starting decision for next season the At $239 chance to win a championship and better myself as a player BOOK YOUR SPRING and student made Selkirk a YARD AND LAWN easy choice,” Beesley stated in MAINTENANCE BY a press release. Beesley plans to enroll in APRIL 30 AND SAVE. Selkirk’s business administraWORK WILL BE DONE tion program. WHEN SNOW IS GONE! “Marcus is an athletic goal2 tender with strong fundamen5 tals who adds another great 0 option for us,” Saints head Ask us about our landscaping services coach Jeff Dubois stated in the Give your lawn and yard a head start release. “We had the opportu-

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Between 200 and 250 swimmers are expected to compete in the long-course swimming event. Visiting participants are coming from Quesnel, Williams Lake, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert. Action gets underway today at 4:30 p.m., with races expected to run until close to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday races are slated to run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The Prince George Spruce Kings Spring Prospects Camp is taking place this weekend at the Coliseum. Sessions run today through Sunday. The first session is scheduled for noon today, after registration from 10 to 11 a.m. The camp concludes with the team’s Top Prospect Game on Sunday at 2 p.m. All of

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LACROSSE Youth lacrosse players will get an opportunity to learn more about the game this weekend. On Saturday at Kin 3, former National Lacrosse League players Chris Gill and Dan Stroup are holding a lacrosse skills camp. Sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a lunch break from noon to 1:30 p.m. Ninety-six players registered for the event.

ROLLER DERBY The Rated PG RollerGirls are back in action this weekend. On Saturday, the Prince George team hosts the Tournament

City Derby Dolls of Kamloops. First whistle is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under and free for spectators under five years. They’re available at Books & Company, Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo and at the door.

ULTIMATE Ultimate Frisbee returns to Prince George this spring. Prince George Disc Sports is running a recreational co-ed Ultimate Frisbee league on Thursday evenings. The first date is set for May 2 and sessions will run until June 18. Games will be held at Spruceland Traditional School. Organizers welcome players of all skill levels. The cost of $60 includes a day-long tournament on June 22 and a team T-shirt. For more information, visit www.pgultimate.

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Recruiters will be here during Canada North Resources Expo The Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) is coming to Prince George on May 31 through June 1 at the CN Centre. Aside from showcasing the infrastructure and construction equipment needed for the booming northern Canada resources projects, employers will be on the hunt for new talent to get these projects done on time and on budget.


The ‘Recruiting Here’ feature is shaping up nicely for this event as several firms are participating and are identified on the website and will have signage at their booth indicating that they are accepting resumes at their companies. The timing for this could not be better. British Columbia has a large list of ongoing and planned resource development projects in mining, pipelines, LNG plants and electrical power generation and transmission. The list includes projects with planned start dates in 2017 and with completion dates that extend beyond the 2013-2021 outlook period, More than 10,000 jobs will be added in nonresidential construction, with many of these jobs on resource projects. Companies will be on the lookout for the following trades and occupations: • Boilermakers • Contractors and supervisors • Bricklayers • Gasfitters • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics • Ironworkers • Plumbers • Sheet metal workers • Steam fitters and pipefitters • Welders • Ironworkers • Truck Drivers

• Heavy Equipment Operators There is similar potential for mobility across industries. In B.C,. skilled labour requirements for the new shipbuilding industry will compete with construction. It is likely that several trades and occupation will be in high demand for the new government contracts and many would be drawn from the construction industry.

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JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: President Department: Senior Management Reports To: Chief Executive OfďŹ cer Supervises: VP Operations, VP SRS, VP Administration Job Type: Regular Full Time Job Location: Dease Lake but local travel is expected Position Summary: As the balance to the CEO, the President is the tactical, on the ground leader of TNDC’s operation in Dease Lake. This individual is responsible for executing the vision set by the CEO, managing day-to-day operations and ensuring the corporation is efďŹ cient and effective in delivering on its commitments. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, a visionary non-proďŹ t society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 43 years. We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization: Youth & Community Services: Youth Care Worker (Temporary/Full Time) Semi-Independent Living Coordinator (Full Time) Semi Independent Living Lifeskills Coach (Full Time) Bladerunners Coordinator (Full Time) Bladerunners Employment Coach (Full Time) Closing date: April 12, 2013 A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualiďŹ cations of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s website at (click on Join Our Team / Careers). To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to: Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: Applications will be accepted until dates noted on postings, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

YOUTH WORKER TEAM LEAD Walk Tall Program Location: Prince George, BC Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about working with at-risk and high-risk youth to join the Walk Tall Program as a Youth Worker Team Lead. The Walk Tall Youth Program is delivered with a unique, culturally competent approach to prevention and intervention. Focusing on youth at risk, the program aims to increase protective factors with programming that is tailored to meet the different age and gender-speciďŹ c needs of participants. The ideal candidate understands the realities that youth face in their daily lives and is motivated to use leadership, coaching and facilitation skills that forge connections which engage youth and enable healthy relationship building. In collaboration with the Walk Tall team and as a mentor to the youth, this position offers guidance, support, encouragement and a stable environment while also maintaining healthy boundaries. The hours of work are evenings and weekends, Wednesday (9am to 5pm), Thursday and Friday (2pm to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (noon to 8pm). QualiďŹ cations: • Bachelor Degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or related discipline • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered • Previous experience supervising staff and youth This position is required to drive CSFS vehicles and will involve extensive contact with program participants. Proof of credentials, a class 5 Driver’s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant. We offer a healthy work-life balance, a great beneďŹ ts package, and competitive salaries. For more information, visit To apply, send your resume and cover letter to email Human Resources, Carrier Sekani Family Services 987 Fourth Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3H7 This position will be posted until ďŹ lled. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

• Provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of all TNDC operations • Implement and put into operation any new direction identiďŹ ed for the operations of the corporation • Provide ďŹ nancial management and oversight of the entire operation, including monitoring cash ow and approving expenditures within ďŹ nancial authority • Maintain strong contact management with clients and partners • In partnership with the CEO, represent TNDC in the communities in which TNDC serves and works • Support VPs by problem solving operational issues KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS • Effective functioning of all TNDC’s divisions (satisďŹ ed staff, retaining staff, good cooperation among staff, all functions support each other) • Budgets are effectively managed • TNDC’s clients and partners are happy and satisďŹ ed with TNDC’s service and operation WORKING CONDITIONS This position works is expected to spend approximately 70% in the ofďŹ ce overseeing all day-to-day TNDC operations and 30% in the ďŹ eld, visiting work sites, camps and meeting with clients or partners MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor Degree in commerce, business administration or related ďŹ eld (or equivalent combination of advanced education and experience) • 10 years of experience in industry, with a strong preference for those from the accounting, heavy construction and/or road maintenance sectors • 5 – 8 years of supervisory experience • Proven ability to lead and get results from individuals and teams • Strong interpersonal skills to develop relationships with staff and engage them over the long term with the business • Ability to manage all aspects for complex projects • Financial acumen in order to prepare and manage annual operating budgets • Ability to critique and evaluate potential business opportunities • Ability to negotiate and manage TNDC subsidiary operations • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Must have demonstrated understanding of and commitment to furthering the interests of First Nations’ people, preference will be given to understanding of the Tahltan ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Housing in Dease Lake could be arranged • Vehicle will be provided • Salary Negotiable (please state expected salary range) • Information package on the area and the company available on request from TNDC

Contact: Rhonda Quock, OfďŹ ce Manager • TF: 1-866-827-8632 • Ph: 250-771-5482 • Fax: 250-771-5454 Closing Date: April 28, 2013

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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.

Commercial/ Industrial

Scrap Car Removal

Experienced f/t short order cook wanted immediately see menu @ Please apply w/resume and references to scottsinn or fax 250-3729444


USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up


MANAGER / CARETAKER required for mobile home park in Williams Lake. Preference for retired / semi-retired person, accommodation with remuneration.


Home Improvements G Gilbert Renovation All your reno needs. Inside & outside. Specialist in drywall ďŹ nishing. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates. Call Gaetan (250)560-5845 or 552-7184

Lou’s Renos Roger’s Renos

WELL ESTABLISHED Honda / Bombardier dealership in the Southern Cariboo region is seeking a self motivated individual to ďŹ ll a parts person position. Min. 2 years parts / service exp. required, in addition to a strong interest in the motor sports industry.

Decks, fences, basements rental units. For all your home reno needs. References available. Free estimates call 250-964-6106 Ivan at 250-552-8106 or Roger 250-552-0471


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SPRING YARD CLEAN-UP Garbage Removal & Gutter Cleaning Power Raking ~ Aerating (250)961-3612 or (250)964-4758 res

Roofers Needed Immediately in Kitimat Experienced in shingles, metal and torch-on systems. Wages based on experience and production. Must be reliable. Fax resume to (250)6399448 or phone 250-6321433 or 250-639-9447

Merchandise for Sale

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

$200 & Under

MISSION Hill Family Estate Recruitment Open House We’re seeking to build dynamic teams for our 2013 Summer Season and are looking for applicants who share our passion for world-class wine and creating memorable guest service. Bring your resume and join us at the winery Friday, April 12th, 4pm to 6pm 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada V4T 2E4

OfÀce Support 0499692 BC Ltd. o/a Subway Restaurants req’s a full time OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR $21.50/hour, 40 hour/week. Mail resumes to: Suite 208, 715 Victoria St. Prince George, BC V2L 2K5 or email to:

Trades, Technical

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

Free Items

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale

is hiring Welders Fitters & Millwrights

Aluminum tri-fold ATV ramps 1500 lb capacity 50� wide x 77� length New $280 Will sell for $175 obo 250-640-3970 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Call 250-614-4529 or fax 250-561-2036 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.

Education/Trade Schools

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397.




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250-561-1447 1 bdrm $570, 2 bdrm $680 heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-612-7199 HILLSBOROUGH Apts Newly updated, spacious 3 bdrm apts. Clean, quiet, secure entrance. No Pets. Includes H/W Utilities extra

Phone 250-596-4555



Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL A T • RE Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

3 bdrm bsmt, $700/mo, incl utilities, NP, fridge/stove 2369 Redwood St. 250-562-3781

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


P&R 250-963-3435

Most Sizes Available 15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435


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Business for Sale

Business for Sale


If you are a motivated individual, passionate about helping women, willing to work hard while having fun, then owning this business may be for you. We are selling the newly renovated and updated Curves ďŹ tness centre due to the owner’s lingering health issues. We will negotiate a reasonable and affordable price for this well loved club with a person who shares a passion for improving women’s health. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Global ďŹ tness franchise who provide support and advertising Dedicated, trained staff Loyal customer base Fresh approach to personal Fully equipped health and effective weight loss Clear opportunities for growth Located in Prince George for Prime location with free parking over ten years Serious inquiries please call Aubrey at 250 562-0049 email aubrey@muirheadďŹ

Cars - Sports & Imports


2012 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Great deal - low mileage, all the perks, but you save the depreciation. Sale $22,900

Help Wanted

within 15 km


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VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included 45+ Building Call (250)561-1446

Free to good homes; Minx kitten, orange, male. Small dog, terrier cross, 2 yr male, not neutered. Call 250-277-9629 ask for Trish or 778-349-7769.



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

2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets



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Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Burns Lake, BC Our Growing Company takes great pride in being an “Employer of Choiceâ€?. As a leader in our ÄŽeld we oÄŤer Growth PotenĆ&#x;al and a compeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve CompensaĆ&#x;on & BeneÄŽts package. We are looking for a dynamic individual to take the role of OperaĆ&#x;ons Supervisor and complement the team at our Burns Lake BC operaĆ&#x;on. You will provide: • Day to day direcĆ&#x;on and communicaĆ&#x;on with our valued drivers • Employee development and training • Resource Planning and ImplementaĆ&#x;on • Customer liaison and support The successful candidate will display: • Proven leadership skills • Strong analyĆ&#x;cal skills • Strong communicaĆ&#x;on skills • IniĆ&#x;aĆ&#x;ve Preference will be given to individuals with a postsecondary educaĆ&#x;on and/or relevant experience. Knowledge of Oĸce soĹŒware applicaĆ&#x;ons and general oĸce administraĆ&#x;on is also an asset. Please send resume in conÄŽdence to: Lisa Savage, Director of People Systems, Fax: (250) 314-1750, e-mail:

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