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Residents resist backyard tower

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AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter After TELUS proposed a 60-meter tower, residents are speaking out. “As soon as I got the letter I thought ‘this is not cool,’” Mel Dunleavey Jr. said. The tower, approximately 80-metres north of the north end of Spruce Road, is still in the proposal stages. But Dunleavey, who lives about 180 metres from the proposed tower, wanted to ensure residents were prepared if/when TELUS decided to proceed. “I did my research,” he said. “The towers emit radio frequencies, a form of electromagnetic radiation, up to two and a half miles.” Dunleavey, who has a three and a five-yearold, said he asked his electrician friend who said “that’s pretty much like living in a microwave.” “I’m not an extremist,” Dunleavey said. “I’m not some crazy hillbilly. But the research suggests it’s unhealthy. And I don’t want my kids to be guinea pigs.” Resident Lori Freeman is also opposed to the tower, saying it’s essentially “right in my backyard.” “I hate to step on technology,” she added. “But why here when there’s so much room?” Freeman added health concerns are her biggest concern. “Studies have shown low levels of radiation has caused damage to cell tissue and DNA,” Dunleavey said. And that’s why he took matters into his own hands. A petition is now available for residents to sign. So far, approximately 400 people have signed it; Dunleavey says his goal is 500. “The deadline for the petition is May 21.” The petition is available at Karen’s Health Foods and Green Tree, or pop by the Farmers’ Market where Dunleavey has a booth. “We’re not saying don’t build it,” he said. “We’re just saying don’t build it there.”

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Open for the season Vendors and customers flocked to the Helen Dixon grounds for the first Farmers’ Market of the season Saturday. Artisans, producers, non-profit groups, value added vendors and others filled the grounds on one of the warmest spring days so far. For more photos See PAGE A3. Autumn MacDonald photo

Good day, Quesnel. Thanks for reading — and that includes loyal subscriber C. Neumeyer! To join the Observer family, please call 250-992-2121 and ask for circulation.

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Protestors target NCLGA convention Local residents staged a protest Thursday evening in front of the North Central Local Government Association convention held at the Seniors’ Centre in Quesnel. They were voicing their displeasure with the actions of Quesnel City Council. Danika Hebert photo

My vote is for Coralee Oakes!

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"I had the pleasure of working with Coralee as a President and board member of the Quesnel Chamber. She is hard working, knowledgeable, task orientated and policy driven. I am pleased to be voting for Coralee on May 14."

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Market mania The first Farmers’ Market of the season was hopping Saturday with vendors and customers eager for the first produce and happy to reconnect with the community. Autumn MacDonald photos

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T hank You The Quesnel Multiple Sclerosis

Self-help group would like to thank the following for supporting our successful

SD28 board of trustees back row, left to right: Tony Goulet, Ron Caskey, Howie Schonke and George Natalizio; front row, left to right: Gloria Jackson, Caroline Mitchell and Charlotte Kurta.

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Thanks to family, friends and all who donated online and to those who came out for the walk.

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SD28 encourages residents to vote BC School Trustees Association is concerned about the profile of public education and the important work of public boards of education, in the weeks leading up to the May 14 election. Trustees are publicly elected members of the board of education, and work together for a strong public education system in our communities. The members of the Quesnel School Board are: Caroline Mitchell, Gloria Jackson, Charlotte Kurta, Tony Goulet, Ron Caskey, George Natalizio and Howie Schonke. SD28 would like to highlight some of the ongoing programs that are intended to provide success for all students: The district focuses on the improvement of all students by resourcing and supporting programs aimed at achieving education equity for all students. Specifically, SD28 strives to meet the needs of the most vulnerable students and thereby improve the learning conditions for all students. SD28 works hard to address the challenges caused by declining enrolment, increased vulnerability of children and youth,

and growing community need for increased support from the local food bank and school breakfast and lunch programs. SD28 is focussed on providing a strong foundation of skills for elementary students with a focus on literacy and social responsibility. Through the reconfiguration of the secondary schools SD28 has created structures that allow for year-long math and English courses as well as additional social-emotional learning in grades 8 and 9. The senior secondary provides a comprehensive program for grades 10-12 and offers a wide range of courses in classes or through distributed learning. The Quesnel Junior School structure provides smaller

school-within-aschool groupings (houses) of 120 students in grades 8 and 9. House are taught by small teams of teachers responsible for their academic and socialemotional success. The district-wide School Lunch Program provides one-third of the daily nutritional requirements to approximately 300 students for a total of 45,000 lunches this school year. Breakfast Programs (Quesnel Partnership for Student Nutrition) and Breakfast Clubs of Canada feed approximately 450 students daily. The McNaughton Centre Alternate program supports 50 at-risk youth each year. The school uses the Response Ability Pathway philosophy based

on the Aboriginal traditional teaching of the medicine wheel. The success of the program has resulted in a significant increase in student attendance, course completions and students graduating with a Dogwood Diploma. The district remains committed to the improvement of all students. The board of education recognizes and greatly appreciates the hard work of dedicated teachers, support staff and administration. This dedication and hard work from all staff is essential to improving student achievement. SD28 encourages all voters to consider the importance of a healthy public education system in the upcoming provincial election on May 14.

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Chamber of Commerce AGM, Mini Trade Show, & BBQ

College of New Caledonia Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 11:00am-1:30pm

The Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 15th for our Annual General Meeting. This year we are hosting a mini trade show and BBQ at our AGM and invite Chamber members and non-members alike to attend and celebrate local business and the Chamber of Commerce. The day will start with the mini trade show, where many Chamber members will be in attendance to discuss their products and services with you. It will be a great opportunity to network with other business people and learn about businesses in our region. Bring your business cards!   A BBQ lunch will be provided by the River Rock Steakhouse from 11:30am-12:30pm, sponsored by West Fraser Mills.   Lunch tickets: Chamber Members—FREE until May 10th Non-members—$5 until May 10th All tickets after May 10th—$15   To receive your free or discounted lunch ticket, you MUST pick it up at the Quesnel Visitor Centre by 4pm on May 10th. This applies even to Chamber members who have purchased luncheon cards.   We will be presenting the Chamber of Commerce year-end report at 12:30 and Chamber staff and Directors will be on hand to answer your questions about how the Chamber can benefit you, what the Chamber has accomplished over the last year, and what we have planned for the coming year.   A door-prize of a loaded Tourism Celebration basket will be drawn after the AGM presentation. This great prize includes a full day’s river rafting excursion with Interior Whitewater Expeditions in Clearwater!

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Only Today’s BC Liberals have a plan for a strong & vibrant economy and secure tomorrow On May 14 I ask for your VOTE Ways to learn about and to contact Coralee 250-992-9025 •

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Picnic in the park

LIONS MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST From 9:30 AM (May 12) on Lions Seniors Property Reid and McNaughton

The Quesnel Labour Coalition held a picnic in the park on Sunday, May 4. It was a beautiful day and there was a fantastic turnout from the community. This event was supported by a subcommittee of the Quesnel Labour Coalition; BCGEU, United Steelworkers, CUPE BC and the Quesnel District Teacher Association. This was a familyfriendly event and participants enjoyed music, face painting, hotdogs, balloons and give aways from the participating unions. The purpose of this picnic was to raise awareness about the upcoming election and to encourage people to vote in the advance polls on May 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the Quesnel & District Seniors’ Centre from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. or on Election Day, May 14. Voting in the advance polls is convenient and ensures your vote is cast in case you are unable to vote on May 14. The Quesnel Labour Coalition is made of a number of unions in Quesnel and welcomes all other labour or unions to join. – submitted by Teri Mooring

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Take a stand

elevised political debates in B.C. serve a few purposes. Viewers can see how party leaders engage in spirited discussion, how sincere they seem, how well they know the issues and how party policy relates to those issues. But anyone can click on a political party website to find policy statements, and reams of information can be found on news sites that offer a sense of where individuals stand on certain issues. In essence, then, the TV debate is primarily a chance for leaders to stand before the cameras, without their respective entourages, and prove they deserve to lead the province. Or, in the case of the Greens and Conservatives, that their party deserves your vote. The sad fact is, if one turned off the picture and only listened to the sound portion of Monday’s highly scripted, made-for-TV debate, it could have been mistaken for question period in the B.C. legislature. Frontrunners Christy Clark of the Liberals and Adrian Dix of the NDP frequently spoke over each other’s answers, and on several occasions avoided responding directly to public questions, if at all, choosing instead to repeat party slogans. While both provided moments of calm clarity in the debate, the leaders with no chance of forming government – Jane Sterk of the Green Party and John Cummins of the Conservatives – were merely spectators to the main verbal jousting between the others. Largely absent from debate around the overarching themes of “growing B.C.’s economy” (Clark) and “telling people how we’re going to pay for programs” (Dix) was talk of B.C.’s longtime top voter priorities – health care and education. They may not be the topics du jour for the leaders or their parties, but funding those areas remains a huge challenge and will affect all taxpayers. The bickering-filled program came off more as cheesy reality TV than meaningful discussion about our province’s future. While the debate likely failed to inspire fence-sitters to get out and vote May 14, there are thankfully still opportunities before election day to learn where candidates and their parties stand.


NDP to voters: trust us

hen Adrian Dix took over as B.C. NDP leader two years ago, he struggled to communicate, especially in the sound bites of radio and TV. There was a running joke in the legislature press gallery: It didn’t matter what question you asked him, you got a six-minute answer that ended with the evils of log exports. Even more than under Carole James, the NDP railed against log exports. “B.C. logs for B.C. jobs” became one of Dix’s favourite slogans. As the election approached, another Dixism was heard daily: “Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.” So it was a surprise a few weeks ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports. They’re going to meet with “stakeholders” and come up with a plan after they get a majority government. This is exactly the same non-policy the NDP had in 2009. They don’t have an answer to the industry’s point that the high price gained by premium logs in foreign markets is what keeps

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B.C. Views many loggers working, and subsidizes the harvest of other logs for B.C. coastal mills. Another thing the NDP doesn’t like is private power development. This issue featured prominently in the NDP leadership contest two years ago. Leadership contender Mike Farnworth told the party faithful he would study independent power purchase contracts, and if he found that they are not in the public interest, he would “mend them or end them.” Another leadership hopeful, energy critic John Horgan, allowed that he would “break” contracts if necessary. By this spring, Dix had a new non-position on power purchase contracts. He will “assess them and address them.” The printed platform

promises a review “within the limits of existing contracts.” Either they plan to risk a costly legal battle, or they’re just paying lip service. All you have to do to find out is elect them. Labour code changes are another blank slate. A memo from the B.C. Federation of Labour executive to members last year described how they were working closely with the NDP to rewrite B.C. labour law. The NDP election platform punts this issue until after the election as well, promising an independent expert panel to decide on issues like whether to end secret-ballot votes for union certification. This isn’t just a bad idea, it’s a 30-year-old bad idea. It’s based on the destructive old notion that employers are the enemy of workers, and only a union can protect them. The long decline of union membership in the private sector isn’t caused by employer bullying or secretballot votes that protect employees’ freedom of choice. The cause is global competition. The only protection

workers have from that is their own efficiency. Balancing the budget? An NDP government will strive to do that over “the business cycle,” says finance critic Bruce Ralston. Old-timers might remember this one. It’s taken from the NDP’s 1991 election platform. Yes, 22 years ago there was a widespread belief in a predictable fouryear cycle of commodity prices and other economic determinants. Whatever was left of that dusty, faded picture was erased with the financial collapse of 2008. If you still believe in a predictable “business cycle,” you may be willing to accept that an NDPled B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in human history to eliminate poverty, by setting annual targets and paying out borrowed money to low-income parents. On ferries, fracking, union contracts, capital construction and other weighty matters, the NDP’s answer is the same: trust us. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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My vote is Coralee Editor: May 14, I will be a first time provincial voter. I am voting for the BC Liberals and Coralee Oakes because I believe the Liberals are the only party committed to keeping the BC economy strong. Coralee and her family have roots in the Cariboo; she is committed to this area; she will work hard to represent us; and she has passion and energy. My grandfather, Alex Fraser, represented this constituency for 20 years, he believed in the future of this great province, and I believe that if he

were alive today, he would be supporting Coralee and the BC Liberals. My family, has lived in the Cariboo since the late 1800’s. I want to be able to live, go to school and work here, but without a strong resource based economy, this will not happen. I am proud to be casting my vote for Coralee and I hope the voters of Cariboo North join me in voting Liberal on May 14. And as my grandfather would say, we need to keep the ‘socialist hordes’ out of B.C.   Alex Gavin 150 Mile House

Editor: In this election, I find myself in the unique situation of having been colleagues with all three candidates. As mayor, I worked with Coralee on city council, Bob as MLA and Duncan at the regional district. They are all good people. But Duncan is unique. He has tremendous intelligence, coupled with empathy with ordinary people. When Dave Zirnhelt told me Duncan was interested in running for the NDP, I was excited because I knew Duncan as an ethical human

being. He could represent Cariboo North in government, bringing his knowledge of our resource industries to the team. And I can tell you, he will be very influential within government. In this election, you have a choice: retain the existing government or, as I hope, create new opportunities with a new government. If you wish for a change, there’s only one choice in my mind and that is Duncan Barnett. Nate Bello Mayor of Quesnel 2002-2008

Editor: Bob Simpson has earned my full support by stretching far beyond the field of politics and making life-altering changes for me and for those around me. I was diagnosed with a lifechanging auto-immune disease in October 2011. My disease flared up once again in September 2012 and with expenses adding up and no support from my Extended Health benefits or PharmaCare, I had nowhere to turn. We explained the seriousness and urgency of my situation to Bob and he did everything in his power to help. To our surprise, I received

a phone call within a couple of days explaining that my doctor had received an approval letter. Now, months later, my disease is in remission and I’m doing great because I received my treatment on time. I’d like to thank Bob and his staff for their quick actions and their meaningful and muchappreciated support. Our family has a lot of respect for Bob Simpson and his staff for the work they do for their constituents. He is very approachable and very effective as our independent MLA. Parm Jassal Quesnel

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f you ask any mom, she will tell you that not a day goes by that she isn’t thinking about, or worrying about, her children. Therefore Mother’s Day is a time to show how much you appreciate all the time, worry and love that she has put into raising you. Show your mother that you think about her as much as she worries about you. Give her a gift that is a constant reminder of your love for her. Here are some ideas: Make the traditional unique. While picture frames and

greeting cards are thoughtful, make your gift special by purchasing ones that allow you to leave a message with a voice recording on it. Whenever your mom reads the card, or looks at the picture in the frame, she can hear your sweet voice accompanying it every time. Sponsor a child. A monthly donation to a less fortunate child will not only be a regular reminder of the difference being made in her name, but she will also receive a letter and photo of her sponsored child so she

can learn about the needs of those in other countries. Go online and find one that suits your mother. This gift shows her that she has raised you to follow her example of responsibility and compassion. Purchase a magazine subscription. Select a magazine that matches your mom’s interests and order a full year’s subscription. Each month when she receives her gift, she will remember how much you love her. This will also remind her to take some time to relax and indulge her interests each month.

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ophie was the one who gave me a heads up that some trees and shrubs might be in for some trouble. One minute she was madly digging into the snow, the next her big rump was up in the air, tail madly wagging, while the other end was in conversation with something in the snow. It was like a scene out of David and Goliath. A tiny little mouse was up on its hind legs ready to take her on. Once the snow melted, another clue appeared. There were many little tunnels winding their way through the grass. Finally, there are the phone calls to the nursery asking what to do about all the trees that had been damaged by mice. I always feel so badly for people who have lost their trees. They do have an appetite for young fruit trees, but it is not always

the young trees they target. Mature trees can also succumb to these little pests. It’s not just mice, but voles and rabbits are also culprits. As food becomes scarcer, they are attracted to the bark of trees and shrubs. The cambium layer inside the bark has vascular tissue called phloem and xylem. Xylem carries water and dissolved minerals upwards from the roots to the shoots and phloem moves food throughout the plant. No wonder this sweet treat appeals to hungry rodents. If a plant can’t transport water and food it will decline and eventually die. Removal of the bark is called girdling. If the tree has been completely girdled around the trunk, the tree has no chance other than an attempt at bridge grafting. This involves taking supple scion wood from the tree and grafting it from above the girdling to below the

girdling. If the graft is successful it will be the tree’s new transport system. If the trunk of the tree has not been completely girdled, there is a chance of survival. Before yanking the tree out, it is worth waiting to see if the tree will leaf out and continue to grow: as Roy says, “We have been fooled before.” It may survive one season but not the next or have enough bark to sustain the tree to continue on for many years. If however, the branches are brittle and no green appears when you scratch under the surface of the bark – the tree is dead. Using pruning paint is up for debate. In BCIT we were taught that Mother Nature will look after itself and the wound will heal naturally. Others, like my father-inlaw Peter, swear by the stuff. It may take several years for the tree to recover and so a proper water and fertilizer schedule will help

alleviate the stress the tree is under. If the damage is on a shrub that has multiple stems, like dogwood for example, then usually there will be a bud below the girdling that will grow new stems and the shrub will recover. Here are a few precautions you can take to protect your tree. Keep the area around the tree well mowed before going into the winter. Wrap the trunk with a white plastic tree guard. These reflect the sun and also have holes to allow the trunk to breathe. They can be removed in the spring and reused again next fall. A cat is a good deterrent but I don’t think Sophie will be impressed. Jean Atkinson is a horticulturist with Richbar Golf and Garden and a regular Observer columnist.

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Wild, wild horses ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


he Brittany Triangle in B.C.’s Chilcotin is home to a patchwork of humans and wildlife, spectacular scenery and some very special wild horses. The area is bordered in the west by the Chilco River, east by the Tseko River and south and west by the Chilcotin Mountains and the Nemaiah Valley. David Williams, president of the Friends of the Nemaiah Valley spends time at his property in the Brittany Triangle about three to four months of the year and treasures the diversity of the area. “The Brittany Triangle has been documented to contain almost every significant B.C. species,” Williams said. “It’s B.C.’s Serangeti.” And that includes between 200 – 250 wild horses. In all of the Chilcotin there are approximately 2,000 wild horses. In 2000, the residents of the Brittany Triangle found out cutting permits had been issued by the Ministry of Forests and they knew this was an urgent threat to the area. “We knew we had to do something,” Williams said. He went on to say residents had a respectful relationship with the local First Nations – the Xeni-Gwet’in Tsilhqot’in people – who had already opposed logging in the area and had obtained an injunction. But the recently issued permits were a direct threat to the wild horse population. “The only government recognition of the wild horses was the Ministry

of Forests wanted to get rid of them,” Williams said . “Historically, eliminating the horses was a political move, in part, to control the native people.” Williams knew time was of the essence and met with Chief Roger William and the First Nations lawyer, who at the time were going to Supreme Court of B.C. for rights and title to the trap line territory. “We formed the Friends of the Nemaiah Valley with a mandate to support First Nations in pursuit of rights and title and protection of the environment of the Nemaiah Valley and area (which included the Brittany Triangle) with the first step to stop the logging in the Triangle.” However, the wild horses required specialized attention. The group engaged a famous bear biologist to assist with a conservation analysis of the valley. Through intensive field work and historical research, his conclusion was the wild horses were an integral part of the ecosystem and unique to North America. “This was an ecosystem where the horses existed in almost perfect balance with a full suite of natural predators,” Williams, who has an education in anthropology, added. In 2002 the Xeni-Gwet’in Tsilhqot’in people declared the Wild Horse Preserve including the Brittany Triangle, but, to date, there is no government legislation supporting this preserve. Through the course of research, the wild horses’ genealogy has surfaced. “Evidence says Simon Fraser, in 1808, on his journey down the Fraser River, met local natives at the junction of the Chilcotin River and the Fraser and these people had horses,” Williams said.

“This is the first documented evidence of First Nations in the area with horses. This is incontrovertible evidence wild horse have been in the area for at least 250 years. Horses evolved in North American thousands of years ago; although there is no evidence of domestication from those times, they definitely

were a food source.” He went on to say that what happened over the next 8,000 years in Europe and Asia was domestication and cross-breeding creating specialized breeds. DNA research has linked the Chilcotin wild horses to the Spanish Colonial horse, the Canadian horse and the Yakvtsk Russian horse. “These animals have existed in the wild for hundreds of years since horses were reintroduced by the Spanish at the turn of the 16th century. Some refer to these horses as feral, but all the indications of their distinguished lineage say these horses are not recent escapees.” Williams also said the First Nations people consider these wild horses as indigenous and a deep part of their culture. “The relationship between the XeniGwet’in Tsinqot’in and the wild horses defines them and their relationship to the land.” Recently, the court granted them undisputed rights over a vast portion of their caretaker area including the Brittany Triangle and also preserved their rights to manage and protect the wild horses. For the past 12 years, the Friends of the Nemaiah Valley and the XeniGwet’in Tsinqot’in have employed a wild horse ranger to patrol and protect the wild horses within the First Nations’ declared preserve. “These horses are very healthy and excellently suited to not only survive but thrive in this wilderness environment.” Williams has been touring and speaking to people about the wild horses and his beloved Brittany Triangle in the Chilcotin. For information visits www.

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Acting mayor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, back, was on hand at Spirit Square to read the City Council declaration for Mental Health Week; left to right front row: Rudy Jagusch, QMHAC treasurer, Gene Pascuzzo, QMHAC member and Peer Development coordinator Val Cremore hand out pamphlets and information in Spirit Square Monday. Annie Gallant photo

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

Canadian Mental Health Associations’s Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health and addictions. In Quesnel, the Grace Young Wellness Centre was founded more than 30 years ago for those with mental health issues. Today the Quesnel Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Committee (QMHAC) is comprised of representatives from all around the community whose services and programs touch the lives of those with mental health issues

and addictions. Peer support worker Jean Edwards said the mandate for this committee is to better the lives of families and people touched by mental health and addictions. “We want to bring awareness and showcase the programs in the community during this dedicated week, May 6 – 11,” she said. “And focus, especially this week, on what still needs to be done.” She went on to say that youth mental health is still not clearly understood. “Services for youth are woefully lacking,” Edwards said. “During Mental Health Week we hope to shine the spotlight on this very important issue, as well as other issues faced by mental health and addictions residents.” She added that two

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people are waiting for decent affordable housing, including but not exclusively those with mental health issues. The goal for the Grace Young Wellness Centre is to

focus on wellness and how to achieve that rather than dwelling on mental illness. The public needs to recognize people can recover and lead healthy productive lives.”

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may feel like you need to move faster to get ahead, but the opposite is true this week. Slow down and focus on the details and you will benefit. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, though the first few days of the week may seem disastrous, hang in there and you will find things will turn around quite quickly. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, sometimes you have to make some noise to be heard, which may seem out of character for you. If the cause is that important, you will do what is necessary. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you can’t get enough of a certain thing, but you may need to pace yourself. Otherwise your interest may start to wane. A surprise situation arises on Thursday. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, there are things you need to say to a particular person in your life. But you do not know how to express your opinions in a way that’s easy to understand. Speak from the heart. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You may be feeling a bit under the weather this week, Virgo. It’s likely due to you pushing your schedule to the limits. Schedule some recovery time for yourself. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you need to rely on someone this week for a big project, but you don’t know who to choose. Make a list of your best prospects, and then you can narrow it down from there. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You can use a break from the daily grind, Scorpio. It might be time to plan a getaway. You may want to make this a solo trip so you can fully recharge. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 The truth can sometimes hurt a bit, Sagittarius. But a dose of honesty this week provides the reality check you have been needing. Make some changes. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, an event this week gets you fired up and excited. It could be the news you have been waiting to hear from work or from a significant other. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, knowing when to keep quiet can be difficult, especially when you suspect something is off-kilter. This week you will be put to the test. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, the week may begin somewhat aimlessly, but things will all come together by the middle of the week. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 5 - Adele, Singer (25) MAY 6 - Tom Bergeron, TV Host (58) MAY 7 - Breckin Meyer, Actor (39) MAY 8 - Enrique Iglesias, Singer (38) MAY 9 - Billy Joel, Singer (64) MAY 10 - Donovan, Singer (67) MAY 11 - Cory Monteith, Actor (31)


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Super Dave performing at Skyfest 2013

ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

When asked why he’s called Super Dave, Dave Mathieson relaxes and begins an amazing tale. He was just 18 years old and flying a Cessna 180 float plane when the steering wheel broke off. Super Dave had to fly the plane by opening and closing doors and the manual effort of leaning back and forth. Despite several failed rescue efforts, Dave flew the plane for 52 minutes that way before beautifully landing the plane. Once on the ground he fainted. From the age of 8, Dave knew he wanted to fly. After a glider flight and watching a Snow Birds performance, he was hooked. Thanks to Air Cadets’ pilot’s license scholarship program, Dave had his glider license at 15 and his power license at 16, the earliest age a person is legally allowed to fly. “As a career it was all about flight; at 18 I had my commercial license,” he said. He’s been a pilot for Air Canada Jazz, a bush pilot; he started a float plane business in Greece, then went on to fly United Nations relief into Sumatra, charters in the Arctic, the Carribean and Maldives Islands. With more than 16,000 commercial hours of flying time in more than 160 different types of airplanes, some in test flights, he’s now a full time air show pilot. Super Dave is one of the featured performers at Quesnel International Airshow, Skyfest 2013, Aug. 3 – 4 and he said he’s quite looking forward to the show. “Quesnel has a great airport: it’s clean; well organized; and has a smooth runway,” he said. All elements

Attention Quesnel Residents The Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society would like to invite your out of town family and friends to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary July 18-21st 2013. Bring your addresses and stamps to Spirit Square Friday May 10th or Saturday May 11th from 1pm to 5pm.

Dave Mathieson’s MX2 speeds along at 300 mph. important to the pilots. Super Dave said this type of flying is totally fun, but a lot of hard work. “Lots of hard time on the body – very unforgiving,” he said. “But this profession is very safe, everything is scripted and overseen by Transport Canada. Every pilot is evaluated through the Aerobatic Competency Evaluation.” He added he’s practiced his manoeuvres thousands of times. “I have a life wish, not a death wish,” he said with a big smile. For each air show the designated air boss provides an air box with all the regulations and specifications for the show. Super Dave pilots a Scheyden MX2. It’s his second season in this plane, which is the only one of its kind in Canada. “It’s completely constructed of carbon fibre, which makes it lighter and stronger. You can’t break it in the sky,” he said. “My plane has

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the highest roll rate at 500 degrees per second. With 385 horse power I can fly at 300 miles an hour.” And Super Dave does love to fly. Tickets for Skyfest 2013, Aug. 3 – 4 are online advance, adult day pass $15, weekend $25; youth day pass, $4, weekend $7; family (two adults and four youth) day pass $40, weekend $65; hard stock advance, available

for sale at Quesnel Tourist Info Centre and various other locations around Quesnel, adult day pass $15, weekend $25; youth day pass $4; family day pass $40; at the gate, adult day pass $20; youth day pass, $5; family day pass $50. For those wishing to camp, three nights camping (Friday to Monday), twoday family show admission is $135.

Be one of the first 50 people to bring an address to our table in Spirit Square on both days and “Billy” will provide postage! (Limit 1 free postage per person) Let’s make the 40th Annual Billy Barker Days Festival an event we all remember!

In Loving Memory

A Celebration of Life

Andrea Marie Ellen Bissett

will be held for Starla Frazer on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at the Barlow Creek Hall From 2-5pm. Refreshments will be provided. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Relay-for-Life at Save On Foods in Starla’s name.

Leaving behind are her parents Diane Bissett, father Larry Bissett, sisters Melanie Shelmerdine (Sean Shelmerdine) Misty Healey (Caleb Fraser) and her very best friend Kenneth Storey, nieces and nephews Araya Shelmerdine, Paris Shelmerdine, Ivory Shelmerdine, Eden Mackie, Cassidy Cave, Cierra Pettyjohn, Trinity Frazer, Kreston Frazer, Deklan Frazer and Paysle Frazer.


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Join us for some Retail Therapy We will have “Happy Hour” specials you won’t want to miss! Shop with us Every Thursday in May 5pm - 7pm (250) 992-2811 347 Reid St Quesnel

We will provide you with a colour postcard invitation to the 40th Annual Billy Barker Days Festival and “Billy” will put it in the mail for you!

Panda Bear, we will never ever forget you and we are lost without you. You have brought a lot of sunshine, love, and plenty of laughter to our lives and much more. We are so deeply saddened to have one of our greatest gifts leave us. We know God is with you now taking all your fear and pain away. We will see you soon my friend and daughter. Don’t grieve for me for now I am free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone will stay that way, I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I do miss. But not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life has been full, I’ve savoured much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief, Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

Rest in peace Andrea Marie Ellen Bissett

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SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY QUESNEL ART GALLERY AGM, May 13, 7 p.m., at the arts and rec centre. A short social (with live music) will be followed by a short general meeting and the AGM. Everyone welcome. IN CONCERT TOTELL, May 20, Maple Park Alliance, 2075 Balsam Ave., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also playing Foreign to Earth and Youth Band, free will offering.

WEDNESDAY KERSLEY HORSE CLUB BARRELS AND POLES JACKPOT BUCKLE SERIES May 15, 29, June 12, 26, July 10, 24. Buckle for first in each division, prizes to 3rd in each division. Call Chelsea for information, 250747-1632. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB GYMKHANA every Wednesday, 1801 Otter Road. We now have a novice class for open beginners and/or horses. Call Chelsea 250747-1632.


The Quesnel Church

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

Call 747-3178. Ask for Kim.

for parents who have suffered the death of a child, at any age or from any cause, May 9, 7 p.m., Anglicvan Church Hall. For information contact Fran 250-992-3956, Kristine 250-9928883 or Bev 250992-3611. FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT May 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Helen Dixon gym. Activities focus on 3 – 10 year olds, lots of prizes. CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, QUESNEL UNIT is hosting a 75th Anniversary event, May 9, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Legion hall. All the latest information available, support programs, cancer research, volunteering and fundraising.

FRIDAY QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRESENTS MAY OUR SCRAPS DISAPPEAR May show featuring the Quesnel Quilters Guild. The show runs through the month of May, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. LIVE MUSIC JAM NIGHT, May 10, 7 – 11 p.m., Elks Hall, sponsored by River City Music Association. Everyone welcome to play/sign or listen/dance, $5/ person, $15/family, RCMA members free, memberships available. For information contact Kathy, 250992-3588.


9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Masonic Hall, corner of Front Street and Shephyerd Avenue. All proceeds in support of Eastern Star projects. For donations and/or pick up call 250-992-5875. DOGGY POKER WALK fundraiser for Pet Safe Coalition Society of Canada May 11. Take your dog on a walk around the Quesnel West Side river front trail, entrance fee is $15 per hand, $10 for additional hands. Collect playing cards along the route, at the end the best three poker hands win a portion of entrance fees. Register and start walking anytime between 10 – 12 p.m. from park beside Saveon Foods. You must bring your own poop bags and pick up after your dog or you will be disqualified. You must be 19 or older to purchase a poker hand. Check out on Facebook for more information. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION’S GOLD SHOW May 25 – 26 at CNC. Anyone interested in participating, contact Chris, 250-992-8568. (No meeting in May.) ALL PIONEER DAY July 27 at Antique Machinery Park is looking for local songwriters and musicians to get involved. For an interview and scheduling date, contact John, 250-747-4526.


9:30 a.m. corner of Reid and McNaughton (Lion’s Seniors property.) Pancakes, sausages, bacon, tea, coffee, juices for $5. MOTHERS DAY BINGO sponsored by BPSA, May 12, doors open at 4 p.m. bingo at 6 p.m., Metis Bingo Hall, door prizes. BBBSQ is having a clothing/bottle drive, May 19 – 25. Drop items at 368 Vaughan Street or call 250992-7257. RIDING CLUB HORSE OBSTACLE CHALLENGE May 26, 9 a.m. – noon, Old Howe Place Farm, Blackwater Road, proceeds to Crooked Leg Ranch Animal Rescue. For details call 250-7470114. 7TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S WISH F O U N DAT I O N TRAIL RIDE, May 26 at Minton Creek Ranch, Williams Lake. Sign up at 9 a.m., riders leave at 10 a.m. Overnight camping is available, also looking for volunteers. Call Karla or Rene, 1-250-9895526 for information.

ONGOING EVENTS QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE on the last Saturday of every month at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs and coffee will be available. BAKER CREEK ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY (BCES) works to promote public awareness, stewardship, and restoration of the local

environment. Please join us on the third Monday of every month at noon in the Nature Education and Resource Centre located in West Fraser Timber Park. CALM YOUR LIFE MEDITATION AT HIGH GROUND HEALING, 256 Reid St. every Thursday by donation. BELL RINGING beginners, Monday’s 10 a.m., Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. For information phone 250-992-6957. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre. LEGION FLEA MARKET, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. Help the Legion help the veterans. Donations can be dropped off at the Legion or call Ken, 250747-4951. OAPO ACTIVITIES Monday – cribbage, pool; Tuesday – pool; closed Wednesday; Thursday – cribbage, whist, pool; Friday – whist, pool; regular monthly meetings 1:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month; potluck lunch, third Friday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; generous lunch ($5) served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For details call Golden Centre, 250991-0090. CLIMATE ACTION GROUP meets

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the 4th Tuesday of every month at Alex Fraser Timber Park’s Nature Centre at noon. People interested in helping create a self-sufficient, resilient community, join the group. GRIEFSHARE weekly sessions Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., workbook is $15. For information and registration contact Carol, 250-992-5369, Debbie, 250-7471500 or Northstar Church, 250-9928830. R E S E A RC H I N G YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? NEED HELP WITH A BRICK WALL? Quesnel Genealogy Society meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September to June at 1490 Beryl Street, 7 p.m. For information contact 250-992-7211. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250-9836920 to check availability. FRIENDS OF BARKERVILLE regular meetings, first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Wee Chippee Restaurant. For information call 250-992-2008. VOICES FOR NORTH CARBIOO SENIORS every third Thursday at Legion Hall, 2 p.m. AUXILIARY TO G.R. BAKER HOSPITAL LOOKING

FOR NEW MEMBERS, especially for the Gift shop (minimum 4 hours), TV’s (1 1/2 hrs) and cart (1 hour). Meetings are first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in hospital lower boardroom. Orientation provided, police record check required. Pick up application at Hospital Gift Shop or contact Florence White, 250-992-5635 or Barb Glover 250992-5298. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free, peer-facilitated programming for adults with a mental illness and/ or addiction. The group currently runs every Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon in the large group room of the Westside Mental Health and Addictions Centre (395 Elliott St.) For information call 250985-5832 or email SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 250992-9330 and leave a message, someone will get back to you shortly. SAS is located in Century 21 office in the back. Sandwich board on sidewalk means a consultant is in to serve you. Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Bandits steal home opener JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Crossfire finally came home, but it wasn't as joyful a homecoming as some were anticipating, ending in a 14-6 loss for the hometown team. The Crossfire and the Bandits have some history together with a really rough game starting off the season. This game, however, wasn't going to turn into the brawl that initiated the season, as the commissioner of the league told the refs to stomp out any sparks. And stomp they did, with penalties coming in a constant stream so there was a penalty on the board for almost every minute of play. It took both teams a period to get used to the zeal of the refs, resulting in a slow first with both teams shorthanded for much of it. The Bandits were the first to net a

goal, nine minutes into the period on a four on three. The Crossfire responded a couple minutes later, when a player cut into the Bandits zone, shorthanded and found the back of the net. The Bandits would net one more goal in the first and from there never lost the lead. In the second the Bandits stole away from the Crossfire, as the Quesnel team couldn't fan a spark to flame. Early in the second the Bandits took a couple goals, before the Crossfire managed anything. A nice goal seven and a half minutes in could have turned into something, but the Bandits stole the momentum with a run of five goals that put a damper on the Crossfire's spirits. The Crossfire rallied again, late in the period, putting in two nice goals in a row, with an exceptional, end to end goal, but the Bandits kept on top

of the Crossfire, netting another goal before the period finished. In the third, the Bandits buried any spark with a four goal run. A couple Crossfire goals in the last half of the third wasn't enough to bring the Crossfire back. The Crossfire, due to the ice coming off late in Arena 2, spent their first three games on the road. Quesnel opened their season against the Bandits, in a rough game. Through the first two periods, the Crossfire were on their game, keeping ahead through 40 minutes. In the third however, the Bandits made a comeback, narrowly beating the Crossfire. The Crossfire then took on the Lumberjacks and the Devils to round out their road trip. Both games were losses. The Crossfire continue their season looking for a win next Thursday. Game time is at 8 p.m.

Above; a Crossfire player makes his move against a solid Bandits goalie in the Crossfire’s first home game of the season. Above; It’s not easy in the box. A Crossfire player gets pummeled by half the players in the box during an assault on the Bandits net.

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New Lower Pricing for golf at the Quesnel Golf Club!! Regular 18 Hole Membership now $799.00 plus tax Regular 9 Hole membership now $599.00 plus tax Junior 11-18 years and full time student to 25 years now $199.00 plus tax It’s all good at the Quesnel Golf Club!!


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Cariboo league kicks off Jonas Gagnon Observer Reporter

Quesnel U15 girl Keeanna Bautista kicks the ball during the Cariboo Youth Soccer Leagues season opener, here in Quesnel. Jonas Gagnon photo

The Cariboo Youth Soccer League kicked off under a bright, hot sun Sunday, with five Quesnel teams taking on a variety of teams including Prince George, 100 Mile, and Williams Lake. The Quesnel U13 girls were unstoppable, beating first the Prince George U14 team and then the 100 Mile U13 team. The girls took down Prince George, 4-3 in their first game, handily beating P.G. 3-0 through the first, but P.G. came back in the second half to tie it up. Quesnel got the go ahead with five minute left, carrying the victory. Later, they met 100 Mile in the midst of the heat of the day and beat them 2-0. The U15 girls were undefeated on the weekend as well, with strong and consistent play keeping them from tasting bitter defeat. The girls played to a 2-all tie against Prince George U16 in their first game of the day. Next, the girls found energy, somehow, in the heat of the day, to beat 100 Mile House U15 team. The U11 girls lost one game and salvaged the other. The Williams Lake U11 team proved to be a strong opponent, taking the Quesnel girls down, 3-1. Against the Prince George team, however, the girls found their feet, keeping P.G. to only a single goal for a 1-all tie. The Quesnel U11/12 boys had the misfortune of coming up against a very strong Prince George team twice. Both ended in a loss for Quesnel. The U15 Quesnel boys played a couple exciting games,resulting in a win and a loss. The Quesnel boys lost a close game to Prince George, 3-1. They redeemed the weekend against 100 Mile with an exciting 4-1 win.

Running hot at Sub Zero meet It may be called the Sub Zero track meet, but last Saturday was anything but, with temperatures soaring to the high twenties as students from Red Bluff, QJS and Correlieu ran in the Prince George fun meet. Eleven year-old Jett McCall held the flag for Red Bluff, raking in a couple of top places. She was the lone runner to place for Red Bluff. QJS had a raft of students standing tall on the podium by the tournament’s end. Grade eight students held their own at the races. Nick Berlinguette took a first and a third. Olivia Baptiste took a first and a second. Katie Young took a couple of firsts and a second. Garce McTaggert and Zach McCall also took

a first a piece. Cale Stone took a third. The grade nine students did just as well. Casey Richert took a couple of firsts, with a second place finsih as well. Kyr Teetzen took a first and a second. Amanda and Christine Lawrence took a first each, with the former also taking a second and the latter a third as well. Justin MacDonald took a raft of podium places including three second place

finishes and a first. Telise Gauthier took two second place positions. Correlieu had less students, but also posted good results. Justin Pike took a couple of first place finishes and a second place. Cheyenne Newman took a couple firsts and a third. James Entsminger took two seconds and an equal amount of thirds. Braden McCall climbed to the top of the podium once.

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Artistic success in P.G.

The Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club spun and flipped to success at the Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Prince George. “We are very proud of QTGC our athletes, who train 16 hours a week all year. Their hard work and dedication pays off when attending competitions such as this,” gymnastics club president, Judy Vahaaho said. The QTGC was set to field six athletes who all qualified at the zones. These included Jessica Higgins, Madison Moore, Emmi Vahaaho, Alyssa Schnieder, Emily Gorder and Isaac Woolends, who didn’t need to qualify. However, Vahaaho broke her foot during training and was unable to make the tournament. In provincial level three athletes (born in 2001 division) Madison Moore placed ninth on the floor. Jessica Higgins placed sixth on bars and overall, seventh on vault, ninth on beam and tenth on the floor in the provincial level three athletes (born in 2002 division.) In the provincial level two athletes (born in 2002 division) Alyssa Schnieder placed seventh on the vault. Emily Gorder, in the same division, placed ninth on the floor. QTGC currently has one mens competitive athlete, Issac Woollends. He received silver in all events and shone with gold on the vault. The event was exciting for Higgins, Schnieder and Gorder, as it was their first time attending.

Close call Gavin Currie races the ball to the base in Sunday’s softball tournament.

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It was back in 1920 that Johnson and Johnson introduced the Band-Aid. It was the first bandage to be manufactured with tape attached to allow it to be affixed easily to a minor cut. Coffee is a natural pick-me-up due to its caffeine content. In moderate quantity (2-4 cups per day) it’s safe for most people. After one cup of coffee, it takes about 90 minutes for the caffeine to reach its maximum concentration in the blood and can take from 3-7 hours for it to be cleared from the body in the urine. Pregnant women take longer to metabolize the caffeine so should drink less (1-2 cups). As the days become longer and sunnier, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the importance of sunscreens. Sunscreens have Sun Protection Factor (SPF) numbers on them to indicate the degree of protection. Use ones with an SPF 30 or higher. Apply sunscreens correctly. It takes about a teaspoonful for each leg, chest and stomach and back. Use a little over a half teaspoonful for each arm, your face and the back of the neck and ears. Let it soak in for a half hour before you go out in the sun and reapply if you are sweating or swimming. Some sports sunscreens are thicker and stay on longer. Take charge of your own health and take steps to prevent problems from occurring. Since sunburns are the main cause of skin cancers, use of sunscreen lotions is a good example of taking charge.

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H.S. golfers in the zone golfers from Fraser Lake, Chetwynd, Williams Lake and Prince George joining the Quesnel golfers on their home greens. Ten teams try their hands at the



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This year the golf zones take place at the greener pastures of the Quesnel Golf Course. The tournament will feature a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on May 13. Both QJS and Correlieu will field a team of golfers. Both individuals and teams compete for honors in the tournament. The competition will also award prizes for the lowest score, closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt, in addition to medals for those on the podium. Teams from all over northern B.C. are coming to Quesnel to chase a place in the provincials, with


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competition, which covers students age 13 – 17 and schools from 'A' to 'AAA'. Top scorers from each division, ‘A’ – ‘AAA’ head to provincials.

Ways to learn about and to contact Coralee 250-992-9025 •

Authorized by Peter McLoughin, the Official Financial Agent for Coralee Oakes BC Liberal Candidate, Cariboo North. Tel:250-992-9025

Connecting Our Community Transition The new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) establishes a new set of rules for federally incorporated not-forprofit corporations in Canada. These new rules will replace Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, the law that has governed federal corporations for nearly a century. The rules under the NFP Act are modern, flexible and more suited to the needs of the not-for-profit sector. What is the transition process? The Corporation must replace its letters patent, supplementary letters patent (if any) and by-laws with new charter documents submitting articles of continuance to obtain a Certificate of Continuance and creating and filing new by-laws. The articles and by-laws must comply with the NFP Act. These charter documents set out the primary rules governing the Corporation. A not-forprofit corporation must make the transition by October 17, 2014 What happens if a corporation does not make the transition? Corporations that do not make the transition by the deadline will be assumed to be inactive and will be dissolved. Dissolution could lead to the revocation of their registration, which would result in the corporation having to pay revocation tax equal to 100% of the value of their remaining assets. How does this affect QCF? Quesnel Community Foundation will begin the process of Transition at our AGM on May 21 by putting forth a resolution to the Board and Members to make an application for a Certificate of Continuance. If approved, the Board will then begin the lengthy process of replacing articles of continuance and by-laws to comply of CO-OP ® with the new NFP Act. High

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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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May 9 th Pat & Kim Neadow Love Mom Births


Congratulations Kris and Zoey Hayman on the birth of your baby girl.

Sawyer Dawn joined brother Jackson on April 3rd, weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. 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.

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PHONE: DRAW DATE: May 23, 2013@2pm Drop off entry at Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, B.C. The winner will be drawn from the entries received. Employees of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer are not eligible. Participants must

be at least 19 years of age. Judges decision final. No Photocopies.

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.


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Information Coralee has earned my total support. Her integrity is without question.


I am voting for Coralee Oakes Gloria Lazzarin

Former City of Quesnel Councillor and former Cariboo Regional Director

STRONG ECONOMY SECURE TOMORROW Authorized by Peter McLoughin, the Official Financial Agent for Coralee Oakes BC Liberal Candidate, Cariboo North. Tel:250-992-9025

Haircare Professionals

Haircare Professionals

Hair Stylist Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Employment opportunity Inland Kenworth Parker Pacific Quesnel is actively looking to add to their team. This position will be full time. Duties will include assisting the office administrator as well as service writing. Inland Kenworth Parker Pacific offers a competitive wage package as well as a full benefits. Please submit your resume in person to Ken Taylor at 3150 hwy 97 north.

Are you a caring passionate person with Hairstylist qualifications? Dunrovin Park Lodge requires a stylist to attend to our residents on a regular basis for haircuts, styling, perms etc. Must supply: Hair products, combs, hair dryers, brushes, Barbicide, rollers, perms, & perm solutions. Hairstylist is also responsible to provide their own liability coverage. Assisting residents to and from appointments, and cleaning of Hair Salon area is also required. If you are interested in fulfilling the lives of our residents and enjoy interacting with seniors, you could be successful at achieving this position. Please apply with resume to: Donrovin Park Lodge 900 St. Laurent Ave Quesnel BC V2J 3S3

NOW HIRING FOR F/T NIGHT CREW MAINTENANCE POSITIONS We have a few opportunities for this position. Some travel will be required. All expenses (room/board/km), while out of town, paid by the company. Apply with resume at Walmart Customer Service Desk. No phone calls please 890 Rita Rd. Quesnel



Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

A+DRINK SNACK plus Healthy Vending machine Route. Turn Key Business. Invest With Confidence, $4,000 Up. Training and Secured profitable Locations. Limited Must Sell. 1-888-979-8363.


ARE you looking for something to supplement your current income!!This could be perfect for YOU!!NO selling, NO distributing, NO inventory, and best of all, NO RISK!!!contact for details.

BC wholesale distribution firm seeking new products to add to their existing line up. We are currently distributing to approximately 500 retailers throughout BC. If you are interested in working with our company to distribute your products in BC, please reply to Box #14 Vernon Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1P5 DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq ft prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floor plan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966.

Career Opportunities 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

Help Wanted

ROAD BUILDER – Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with benefit package. Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) – Full time Pay negotiable by exp. benefit package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail: TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Childcare Child care required immediately for 5-6 days a week. 7:30am -5pm. 16 mth old boy. Compensation negotiable. Call: 250-613-5981.

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

EXPERIENCED PART TIME LOT ATTENDANT Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work without supervision. A valid drivers license is required. Please apply in person with resume and references as well as a drivers abstract to the Service Manager at Quesnel Toyota 201 Anderson Drive. NO phone calls please.


make things better


Family Support Worker Full Time (35 hrs per week) Six month temporary position


May 13, 2013

QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given to BSW, will consider Human Services Worker Certificate or equivalent and experience. Must have excellent documentation skills, the ability to work within program and contract parameters. SALARY: Negotiated based upon Qualifications CLOSING: 12 noon May 13, 2013 RESPONSIBILITIES: To support families to achieve pre determined goals established by the family, social worker and family support worker. Complete assessment and reassessments as required. Maintain client files as per contract requirements. Help plan and facilitate parenting groups. Work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. Complete additional service referrals and attend integrated team meetings. PLEASE FAX, MAIL OR EMAIL TO: Jeana Moore, President Quesnel Child & Youth Support Society #13 – 665 Front Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2K9 Phone: (250) 992-5114 Fax: (250) 992-6010 Email: Only candidates being interviewed will be contacted.

Employment Help Wanted ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources or fax to: (204)632-8575. Visit us online: for more information. Brodex Industries LTD requires full time machinist mainly Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required. Competitive wages & benefits. Email resume to or Mail: 3751 Hwy. 97N Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z2 Experienced Silviculture Tech wanted for surveys & planting supervision. Applicants should have at least two years of silviculture experience. Continual on-the job training will be provided. Industry leading wages, hours & working conditions. See full job description under Mountain Cat Forest Management at Email resumes to: QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309 Tim Horton’s Quesnel now hiring FT & PT staff. Apply in person with resume to either location. Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave.

Trades, Technical CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-4166815. Send an Email to: or Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLARK BUILDERS requires out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1877-416-6815. Send an Email: or Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLASS 1 driver. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; or Fax 780-444-9165 or mail to 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Email: or Fax: 780-444-9165 or Mail: 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. GRAPPLE YARDER Operator & Hooktender team, required immediately! Experienced! Must have a valid driver’s licence, First Aid and be team oriented. Central Vancouver Island. Fax resume to 250871-0208. GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Work Wanted Caretaker Watchman for your..... cottage, ranch, Gold Claim etc., in need of TLC? I am a retiree, bondable with referrals, Call (250)394-7993 Norm’s Handyman Service Lawns, rototilling. Call (250)255-1874

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Merchandise for Sale A25

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Financial Services


Sporting Goods

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Round wood table,$20. 250992-5030 or 250-992-7810.

GOLF CARTS, generators, dirt bikes, great deals. Pricing online. 250-395-1347

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Legal Services

Garage Sales Johnston Neighbourhood Garage Sale! Saturday, May 11th and a couple May 12th Look for the yellow balloons! Multi Family Estate & Antique Sale! Tools, sporting goods, furniture & more. Friday May 10th & Saturday May 11th, 10AM - 4PM. 328 Hartley Hgts. Rd.(Quesnel-Hixon Rd.) (250)992-3802

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 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale 45 gallon gas barrel. $20. 250-992-5030 or 250-9927810. Dog Houses, Storage Sheds, Chicken & Rabbit Sheds. Horse & Calf Shelters, $50 & Up. Call (250)249-5243

Large bicycle. $30. 250-9925030 or 250-992-7810.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner CHIMNEY Lake waterfront near Williams Lake in the Cariboo. 3BR with geothermal and rental cabin. # 702896 (250)305-6627 $499,000

Houses For Sale 4Bdrm./2.5 Bath Home, 226 Redden Rd. /w Shop/RV Storage. Includes appliances & Ride’m Lawnmower. $265,000 Call (250)747-3931

WOODGROVE MANOR 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.

Call Shawna

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

Mobile Homes & Parks 1996 2Bdrm. Mobile Home. Sunken kitchen /w Jenn Air stove, built in oven, kitchen Island. Large 2 sink bathroom, Asking $65,000. Call (250)747-0841 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.

References required.

Duplex / 4 Plex 1Bdrm Suite in $500/mo. + utilities. (250)992-5113.

4-plex. Call

Recreation Truck & 5th Wheel $32,000 for Package!



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.

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


Merchandise for Sale


King size Beautyrest mattress VG cond. (Paid $1000) $150 OBO . Deluxe waveless queen size waterbed mattress with heater. $100 OBO. 250-9250110. Plastic red wagon. $20. 250992-5030 or 250-992-7810. 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 BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: The Sunray shop heater. Calcana Ind. Ltd. 250-747-8389. Only call evenings.

Misc. Wanted


True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

China cabinet, glass doors. $30. 250-992-5030 or 250992-7810.

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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

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

Northland Mortgages


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

Large 2 bdrm apartment with private entrance in North Quesnel.Cable included. N/S, N/P. Call to view. 250-9925796.

1995 Snow Villa Ltd

35 ft 5th Wheel, 2 slides sleeps 4, air, loads of storage! Fully Loaded!

1999 Lariat Dually 350

4 X 4, Diesel, 55,000 km’s Both Excellent Condition!

Call (250)992-6033

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm bsmt suite,n/p,A/C $600/mn. utilities incl (250)992-6189 2bdrm. Suite - Close to MP Mall & school, n/p, n/s, F & S Avail. Immed. Call 747-3878 Newly reno’d 2 bdrm ground level bsmt suite.w/d hook up, n/g included avail immed. $600/mo. Call (250)992-7929 North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $550/mo. (250)992-2362

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

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! New Owners – New Management



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Sport Utility Vehicle

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

2005 Chevy Uplander Minivan

2001 Dodge 250 4X4 Standard Cab

2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4

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



179,000 km 4 Brand new Tires Asking $5,300 Call April 250-992-7518

128,000 km’s E-Brakes Wired for Camper


Call Ed @ (250)992-2068

Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.


Call 250-255-4509


Cariboo Regional District




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 Call 250-255-4509

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SAMPLE all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

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plus HST

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Electrical Field Safety Representative Red Blu Sewer System

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Sunstroke two-stroke & sports folk

BARKERVILLE: The real deal since 1862.

To celebrate the opening of our 2013 season, site admission is

by donation

A full weekend of fun and sunburn

May 16th to 20th!

Barkerville welcomes visitors

May 16 - September 29, 2013

1-888-994-3332 • A N AT I O N A L h I s T O r I c s I T E o f c A N A d A

NOW OPEN! Now Open!! Now Open!!

funded byby the of British BritishColumbia Columbia funded theGovernment Government of Funded by the Government of British Columbia

Better at Home UnitedWay Way program helps seniors Better at Home is isa aUnited programthat that helps seniors continue living independently in their own homes by providing continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple non-medicalservices services like like help andand simple non-medical helpwith withhousekeeping housekeeping transportation to appointments. transportation to appointments. Our office will be open starting Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our be open starting Thursday, May 9, 2013 Staffoffice will bewill available to take registrations for volunteers and Staff will seniors be available take registrations volunteers and needingtoservice, and to answerfor questions. seniors needing service, and to answer questions.

Jonas Gagnon photos

For more information, please contact: Brendainformation, or Corey at 250-992-9156 For more please contact: or email: Brenda or Corey at 250-992-9156 or email:


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