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It was a fine day for a walk Saturday as participants and their supporters took to the track at Masich Stadium for the Relay for Life, earning funds to go towards finding a cure for cancer.

Relay for Life tops $500,000 Prince George officially has a halfmillion-dollar Relay For Life. Trevor Patenaude, leadership chair of the Prince George Relay For Life committee, announced during Sunday’s closing ceremony that the event raised $500,000. “We set out on this to be No. 1 in Canada,” he told the crowd, which included relay participants, sponsors and organizers. “Prince George has always done relay, pound for pound, better than anyone else. We’re the only 24-hour relay in Canada [and we said] we’ll take on Winnipeg, we’ll take on Edmonton, we’ll take on Calgary, we’ll take on Vancouver, we’ll take on Canada. So Canada, the time for talk is over. Prince George says three words – ‘Just bring it!’” The Prince George edition of the Relay For Life, the Canadian Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser, was held

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at Masich Place Stadium from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. More than 1,500 people registered to participate and countless others showed up at the track over the course of the weekend to show their support. Money raised from the various Relay For Life events across Canada is put toward cancer prevention and research and is also used to assist people who are living with the disease. Locally, donations will continue to be accepted until July. Donations can be brought to the Canadian Cancer Society office, located at 1100 Alward Street, or can be made online at www.relaybc.ca. Simply select ‘Prince George’ from the drop-down menu at the top right of the page. At the 2012 Prince George Relay

For Life, the announced total on the Sunday was $420,000. In the weeks that followed, another $74,000 rolled in. That total – $494,000 – was the second-highest in Canada, behind only Coquitlam, which raised $550,000. Helen Owen, Team Lead, Relay For Life, was overseeing her second relay in Prince George. Owen said she’s “blown away” by the amount of money raised so far. “I just can’t believe the community spirit that we have and the generosity,” Owen said. “The sponsors and the people that came on board in the last six months – and especially in the last couple of months – is heartwarming. It inspires me. “Everyone is affected by cancer and everyone wants to make a difference,” she said. “And we’re a little bit competitive here. Prince George wants to be No. 1, and I like to be No. 1.”

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Hikers discovered human remains when walking through the Greenway Trails west of Tyner Blvd. on Monday. “That’s all we’re saying at this point,” Cpl. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the Prince George RCMP, said. He added part of the park system will be closed to the public while the investigation ensues and asked if hikers could consider using the east side of Tyner for now. “It could be days,” he said when asked how long the investigation will take. “Or we could be done today.” Cheryll Huck was one of the hikers who found the remains. She told the Free Press she was hiking with a friend on Monday, following the markers for a new trail forestry is creating in the Greenway. They went off the trail after crossing a swampy area when her friend called to her and asked “what’s that.” Huck said the remains were recognizable as human right away though they seemed to be a few years old. “From what I saw I couldn’t say whether it was male or female,” she said. They also noticed a lean-to in the area, and though Huck said she’s no expert, and though she’d rather leave any conclusions about the remains to them, it appeared to her as though someone might have gotten lost. She added only seasoned hikers should leave the marked trails. The investigation, Douglass said, will involve many of the RCMP’s units, including forensics, the police dog unit, and general duty officers with members of the serious crimes unit leading the investigation. The RCMP will be working in partnership with the B.C. Coroners Service. “They are human,” Douglass said of the remains. “We are working with the experts to get a better idea as to the nature of the remains. Right now we are in the beginning stages of the investigation. “These types of investigations are not a race. We have to take time to do things thoroughly and accurately.” He said the RCMP are aware of local cases of high interest to the public, especially those involving women, and promised they would work diligently to get more information, but right now no one should make presumptions regarding the remains.


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Red Hat Ladies join the Elks annual May Day parade on Saturday which drew out hundreds of people on a sunny day perfect for parade watching.

The City of Prince George advises the public and boaters that Paddlewheel Park has been closed due to rising river water levels. The earlier closure of Cottonwood Island Park and parts of the Heritage River Trails also remains in effect. Higher than average temperatures have accelerated spring runoff, causing river levels to rise. Park and trail users are advised to be careful when using other river front parks and trail areas. The high volume of water is extremely dangerous and banks can be unstable due to associated erosion. Boaters should also exercise extreme caution as high water levels obscure floating debris and submerged obstacles. The City of Prince George and allied agencies are continuing to monitor the flood risk and will provide public updates as the situation warrants.

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Truth and reconciliation in Prince George DELYNDA PILON newsroom@pgfreepress.com

Their stories are similar, each tempered with horror and laced with pain. Many have heard the statistics and been given brief dispassionate descriptions of the horrors perpetrated at residential schools, but the story changes from one hidden in the pages of history to something real with echoing consequences when told by those who still dream of the cruelty and abuse they survived. On Monday and Tuesday the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Carrier Sekani Family Services and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission invited members of the public to listen in on testimonies being told at the Civic Centre by survivors of the residential school system. One survivor said what he remembers most is the train ride to the school and the dozens of tiny faces pressed up against the windows when it wound its way into the station at 5:30 on morning in 1957 to take him to residential school. “Every window was filled with kids’ faces,” he said. “It reminds me of the German war movies. I can’t watch those movies.” He said he was forced to help bury people while in residential schools, and though many have said there is no evidence of bodies, he insists it happened and that he is not the only witness. Ronald French remembers when they came to pick him and his brothers and sisters up to put them on a plane bound for the now infamous Lejac Indian Residential School. But, to French, the systematic abuse started even before the residential schools were instituted.

“All these residential school issues didn’t start in Lejac. They started on reserves in schools the priests were running,” he said. “They were part of the same system.” He said listening to others speak of their experience at the schools have opened old wounds for him. “It’s not easy to sit here and hear people’s stories.” He said living through the residential school experience affected his entire life. “It has destroyed me. It has taken my family. It has taken my wife. It has taken a lot of things from me. I got into drugs and alcohol,” he said. Eventually he managed to get clean. “We are all survivors. Every one of us survive in different ways to bury what hurts you most,” he said. “I had anger. I tried as best as I could not to let the anger take over, but I’ve said and done hurtful things.” He added he’s heard it said forgiveness will set you free. “That’s a hard thing to deal with as a residential school survivor, or if you’ve been abused.” Larry Dominick attended residential school from 1972 through 1976. Dominick had a rocky family life and wound up being in the care of his aunt when he was three. One day a car pulled up and the ladies in it said ‘we’re here to pick up the boys’. “Auntie and Uncle said no.” But the ladies insisted, promising Dominick they were taking him to a good place. To this day that promise leaves a sour taste in his mouth. During his years in residential school, Dominick faced abuse of every sort.

His hair was pulled over and over again. He almost lost an earlobe. He was spanked with a leather belt for speaking to his brothers, for using their language, something that was not allowed. “You think I know any of this language now?” he asked. At night they slept like prisoners, he said, stacked in bunk beds with narrow aisles between them. At night, people would come and check if a child had peed the bed. If so he was thrown off the bed then forced to strip it. “There is so much shame. A lot of times I feel really shameful for talking about this,” he said. Vivian Tom also spoke of the difficulties of her childhood, but her testimony had a slightly different purpose. Tom’s daughter, Destiny, who was killed a few months ago, her brutally beaten body discovered on the Nautley First Nations reserve. She said Destiny got into an abusive relationship, one she stayed in for five years. “On March 23 they found her badly beaten body. I screamed and said it’s not her, I’m not going to believe it’s her until I see it with my own eyes,” Tom said Tom was told her daughter left a party that evening with her common-law husband. She didn’t seem to want to go and was described as frightened. Though the common-law partner was picked up and questioned, he was released for lack of evidence. Last night Tom said she knew someone knows what happened that night and who is responsible. Pleading with the survivors of residential schools, she said some of them were parents or grandparents of those responsible, and she asked them to come forward with any information.


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Tonnes of teams and trade booths ringed the track at the Relay for Life event Saturday including Team Survivor Heroes Vs. the Villain with Penny Bowen, Margo Hutchings, Amanda Scott and Denise Scott cheering their teammates on.

Prince George court dockets full In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 8: Kevin R. Lee was found guilty of criminal harassment, sentenced to 90 days in jail, placed on probation for two years and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Lee was also found guilty of assault with a weapon, theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Robert A. Littlechild was found guilty of two counts of assault, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Littlechild was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to three days in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Randy E. Montgomery was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Robert Prettie was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to 177 days in jail. Prettie was also found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 90 days in jail. Eduardo M. Rebelo was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $1,500, assessed a victim surcharge of $225 and prohibited from driving for 198 months. Norman M.T. Saunders was found guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fined $2,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $300 and prohibited from driving for 30 days. In Provincial Court in Prince George

on March 11: Thomas A. Bros was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Kane S.J. Jardine was found guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, sentenced to 18 months in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from driving for three years. Leonard J.J. Joseph was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to six days in jail. Eric J. Reid was found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to one day in jail, placed on probation for one year and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. Benjamin M.P. Whelan was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, fined $250 and assessed a victim surcharge of $37.50. Frederick W. Wynnychuk was found guilty of assault, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and placed on probation for one year. In Prince George Court March 12: Katherine D. Barschel was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Zackery W.E. Isaac was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Ryan J. Kennell was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a bloodalcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000,

assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. Herman H. Poole was found guilty of forcible confinement, sentenced to 169 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Poole was also found guilty of assault, sentenced to 120 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Poole was also found guilty of mischief and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Melanie A. Ragan was found guilty of resisting a peace officer, placed on probation for three months and assessed a victim surcharge of $300. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 13: Victor W. Batting was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a bloodalcohol reading over .08, fined $2,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $300 and prohibited from driving for three years. Batting was also found guilty of assaulting a peace officer, placed on probation for 18 months, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. Edward J. Desjarlais was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for one year. Grant J. Poole was found guilty of assault, placed on probation for 12 months, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for three years. Budd J. Waslyshen was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $600 and assessed a victim surcharge of $90. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 14: Cody R. Anderson was found guilty of assault and sentenced to 60 days in jail. Anderson was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Anderson was also found guilty of a second count of failing to With over 30 years of experience, I can help you preserve your freedom, reputation and livelihood. comply with a condition of an undertaking For an appointment call 564-4454 or recognizance and sentenced to 14 days in 980 Fourth Avenue, Prince George • aartsenlaw.com jail.

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Wholesale Sports got its variance at city council Monday night, allowing the company to have four smaller parking stalls as long as 81 lots are available in total. The business requested the variance because there is a ratio the city goes by which sets out how many parking stalls were needed per square metre of a big-box business. Though nearby business owners were against the variance at first, they worked with representatives of Wholesale Sports, coming up with a compromise both could live with and presenting that plan to council. Dan Milburn, representing Wholesale Sports, explained how it’s decided how many lots some stores need to supply for parking as well as the size of those lots. He added larger lots are encouraged at stores where there is a lot of customer turn-over, while smaller lots can satisfy needs at stores where there is less and where people are in less of a rush.

Further, though currently there are over 100 stalls at Redwood Square, there are all smaller, having been put in before the bylaw setting the sizes for current stalls, was created. This means four stalls will, in actuality, stay the same size while the rest will be enlarged. He added Wholesale Sports intends to covenant that it will not have snow stored on on the parking lot during winter, plus it will screen it’s garbage area from public eye. Milburn presented one plan the business had for its parking lot, then an alternative which allowed four stalls to be reduced in width so the centre stalls could remain the same size. David and Robert Hillhouse of Majestic Management, neighbours who opposed the variances, said the alternative plan works for them. They added they’d consulted at the 11th hour with Wholesale Sports to come up with the compromise. “I think when the property owners and their neighbours come to a solution, that’s the best solution,” Coun. Frank Everitt said. A motion to accept the variances passed.

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Jail time for sexual interference In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 14: of a firearm, sentenced to 714 days in jail, placed on Robert L. Goats was found guilty of sexual probation for two years, assessed a victim surcharge interference with a person under the age of 16, of $100 and prohibited from possessing firearms for sentenced to 10 months in jail, placed on probation for 10 years. Campbell was also found guilty of failing to three years and prohibited from possessing firearms comply with a condition of an undertaking and two for 10 years. counts of possession of a controlled substance, Allyn B. Fitzpatrick was found guilty of possession sentenced to one day in jail, assessed a victim of a weapon contrary to order, sentenced to one day in surcharge of $100 and prohibited from possessing jail, placed on probation for 18 months and received firearms for 10 years. a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. Fitzpatrick was also found guilty of mischief, sentenced to one day in jail and Here at the Free Press we want to know placed on probation for what you think about us and what you 18 months. expect from us, Prince George’s community Neil Pierre was found newspaper, in this media age. guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of You can help by taking a brief online survey, trafficking, received a which can be found on our Facebook page conditional sentence of or our websites: www.pgfreepress.ca and 1o months, was assessed a victim surcharge of www.pgfreepress.com. If you want to $100 and prohibited participate in one of our focus groups, give from possessing us a call at 250-564-0005 or send an email to firearms for 10 years. In Provincial Court in publisher@pgfreepress.com. Prince George on March 15: In appreciation for your participation, your Timothy A. Campbell name will be entered in a weekly draw for was found guilty of five gift certificates for Ric’s Grill or Nancy O’s. counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to 539 days in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Campbell was also found guilty of four counts of careless use

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ongratulations to all the successful candidates in yesterday’s provincial election. Regrettably, our press deadline came long before the results were in last night so we are unable to present results in today’s Prince George Free Press. However, complete results and reaction are available today on our website: www.pgfreepress.com and in the Free Press Daily which can be found at: www.pgfreepress. ca. In addition, we were posting results on our Facebook page as they came in last night and were Tweeting results as we got them. In some ways we are exemplifying the new face of media as our online coverage takes the front seat while print coverage takes the backseat. The real benefit, however, is that we can still get results out in a timely manner. That is what is important. Look to Friday’s Free Press for move election coverage as we dissect what happened last night. While we congratulate the successful candidates, we also commend all the candidates who ran. It takes a lot of courage to put one’s name forward and run for office. In addition, our system wouldn’t work if no one did. Having a choice is fundamental cornerstone of our system … and we had choices. All the candidates in both Prince George ridings were worth voting for. Sometimes it’s easy to choose, this time around it was difficult because the choices were good. But the system really doesn’t work without the voter. Thanks to all the voters who took the time out of their busy schedule yesterday, or during the advance polling days, to cast their ballot. It takes voters to make everything work. One of the most familiar refrains from those who do not vote is that they don’t think their one vote will count, or a vote cast for a losing candidate is wasted. Nothing could be further from the truth. By casting a vote you become more than what your one vote means to you personally. Voting, while done individually, is not about the individual. Voting is about being part of something much bigger than any one of us. For that, we thank and are humbled by all those who voted. You make our world a better place.

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Election night coverage As a newspaper editor, it sucks when election the wee hours of the morning to get the paper on results don’t coincide with your deadlines. the press … until I reminded them that they had Such is the case today for us as we had to go just gone from time-and-a-half to double-time. That to press yesterday well before the results were in, usually helped until I had to rationalize expenses to resulting not being able to present the the bean counters at the end of the month. news today that we really wanted to I think it was the same 1996 election present. that we waited until almost midnight for It’s the lot of a twice-weekly newspa- Writer’s a result in one of the local races. The press Block per. It happens. guys weren’t happy, the bean counters At least we can stay away from the BILLPHILLIPS weren’t happy (because we were late and infamous “Dewey defeats Truman” the result was an NDP majority), but I headline decades ago in the United States. For was happy because we got the news out the next those who don’t know the story, a newspaper ediday. tor, faced with a looming press deadline on a close That was long before the 24-second news cycle. election night, decided he’d call the election. Guess Now we get everything out as soon as it happens what. Dewey didn’t win. via out website, social media, and the Free Press One of the cleverest election night headlines ever Daily. Election night is as much about tweeting and ran in the Victoria News the day after the 1996 elecposting as it is about hanging out in the various tion. Faced with a similar deadline and an election camps waiting for results to come in. race too close to call (many will remember that We used to wait for the phone to ring with being the election when the NDP won a second results, now we wait for TweetDeck to beep a new majority even though the Liberals secured more of tweet. Election night is still a waiting game, though, the popular vote), the editor of the day was desperand that’s half the fun. Eager anticipation turns to ate to run something on the front page the next day. jubilation or sorrow … depending on which camp I’m not sure when the inspiration struck and you’re in. whether it was helped by caffeine, sugar, alcohol, As a reporter, you always want to be in the wintobacco, or a combination of all four, but the editor ner’s camp, mainly because covering joy is more ran the headline: “G.C. wins election.” fun than covering disappointment. That, and those Running for premier that year? Gordon Campbell in the loser’s camp will suddenly remember that and Glen Clark … G.C., both of them. Very clever nasty editorial you did which, at that moment, they and correct. believe caused 10,000 voters to change their mind. When I worked in Williams Lake, with the press Congratulations to the winning candidates and centre in the building, I would have to contend with thanks to everyone who took the time to vote yesangry pressmen who didn’t appreciate waiting until terday. Circulation Manager: Lana Metz Email: circulation@pgfreepress.com.............250-564-0504

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VICTORIA – Another election campaign to his study of poverty in that affluent area. has come and gone, with the ritual posturHe noted that there was a high correlation ing of political parties and most news media between single parenthood and kids in povsearching for anything they can portray as a erty. Picking on single mums, his detractors conflict. exclaimed, and that’s what got reported. Now comes the time to wonder why not The B.C. Conservatives kicked their Boundenough people cared, or informed themselves ary-Similkameen candidate out of the party about the real problems of running this $40 because he wrote an article saying women billion corporation called the B.C. governshouldn’t choose to be single mothers. ment. You can talk about child poverty, as long as Why would they, when the whole thing is you only discuss it based on federal statistics presented as a combination of beauty contest that do not measure poverty. Christy Clark and sports event, with endless disstarted doing this as soon as she cussion of polls and “attack ads” became B.C. Liberal leader, one and who’s ahead and what’s the of several issues where she disscore? pensed with the facts and tried Again we have seen the truth of to copy a popular NDP stance former prime minister Kim CampTOMFLETCHER instead. bell’s observation that elections are She was all about families, no time to talk about serious issues. which can of course be single Indeed, there are some things you can’t speak people, single parents or pretty well anything of at all. you want them to be. Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm caused a In fact the decline of the traditional family stir at a candidates’ debate when he referred and the abdication of responsibility by many to constituents’ concerns that disabled chilparents, fathers in particular, are central facdren can cause difficulties in classrooms. tors in the problem of poor and neglected He didn’t say classrooms should be segchildren. But you can’t talk about that, at least regated, although that’s a discussion worth not during elections. having. He didn’t deny the need for more Whole areas of political discussion have support for special needs kids. But his oppodevolved into euphemisms that are chosen nents immediately portrayed it that way, and because they can’t be defined. Everybody’s in media seized on the conflict despite the facfavour of “affordable housing,” for instance. tual inaccuracy. What they won’t admit is that this is code for West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sulsubsidized housing, because then they would tan had a similar experience when he referred have to talk about how much the subsidy is,

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and who has to pay for it. Good grief, that might raise the question of whether the state should be taking money away from some people and giving it to others so they can live where they otherwise couldn’t afford to live. We even have rules preventing the media from reporting polls on election day. People might be influenced by this, you see. If you tell them Party X is far ahead, they might stay home and mow the lawn instead. If you tell them someone is making a comeback, they might change their vote because they want to be on the winning side, or the one that has “momentum.” Just like any other sport. The news media are steadily losing influence with the public. There are many factors involved, including the vast array of information sources that are available at most people’s fingertips. Another factor is treating the public like they’re idiots. Be first to add to the story or read what your neighbour thinks. Be a part of your community paper. Comment online.

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Quinson celebration great Editor: It was my pleasure to attend Quinson Elementary 50th anniversary celebration, organized by Tom Makowsky, vice-principal and his hard-working committee. It was a delight to see so many ex-students, parents and teachers, some of whom traveled from as far as the Okanagan, Calgary and Mackenzie to attend. The presentations, including the video that also featured present students, were interesting and entertaining. Two of the original staff members told of their pioneering days. Judging by the number of very happy faces, hugs and tears of joy that I saw, everybody was enjoying the opportunity to be reunited with each other and to recall the wonderful memories that we will always cherish from our special days at Quinson. Congratulations on a job well done. Gail Runschke Prince George

Taking dandelions over pansies I kind of feel like I disparaged the proudly, eyes shining as they wait for a dandelion last week, which was not my sign of pleasure and appreciation from intention at all. Not only was the great you. And you give him that sign, don’t and wonderfully yellow dandelion the you? It has nothing to do with the flower, very first flower I received from a young the lowly dandelion (heck, most folks man, it was the very first even call it a weed) and flower I got from my young everything to do with that man. innocent little fellow going Life in I think almost every mom out of his way to see you the fat has the same story, the one smile. The other thing I love where their big-eyed boy about dandelions is their lane comes in from playing fistDELYNDAPILON tenacity. They are the very ing a handful of dandelifirst flowers (no, not weeds) ons behind his back, some with roots to poke their sunshiny heads out and still attached. Waiting until they have drink in the first breath of spring. all your attention, making an event of And they are fighters, those dandethe moment, they finally proffer them lions. Even the most pristine lawn has

sprouted a dandelion or two. And check out those sidewalks. Give them the tiniest little crack, and a dandelion will push its way through all those layers of cement, creep into the sun and burst with joy. I even like them when they go to seed, when the wind carries their fluff over fields and across lakes during the heavy heat of July. Last week I joked about the dandelions I could plant in my yard if my foray into gardening goes nowhere, but now I’ve waxed so darned poetic about those little fellows, I’m thinking about actually doing it. Of course, even in the Hood I’m likely to get a curious look or two if I start transplanting my neighbours dande-

lions into my yard. Naww. Better not. I think I’ll stick with pansies. They are also a kind of slighted flower. After all, when you call someone a pansy, you’re aren’t actually complimenting them, but I love how they look so velvety and their delicate scent. Plus my neighbours won’t look at me funny if I plant pansies. Well, unless I transplant them from their flower garden into mine. Sounds practical, but I don’t think I’d convince them I wasn’t stealing or anything nasty like that. I was only borrowing. You know, I think even if I offered them a bouquet of dandelions in trade.

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The city will withdraw from an application process for a proposed community forest expansion. The project was to support the city’s wildfire hazard reduction program, management of the city’s community forest and goals and objectives in the official community plan. Dan Adamson, community forest manager, appeared before council at Monday’s meeting to discuss the results of several community meetings and a request stakeholders formally state whether or not they support going forward with the proposal. The result of the request was a letter saying they did not due trust issues with the city. The three parties involved in the application process, the city, the regional district and the L’heidli T’enneh, hosted several meeting with the four farmer’s institutes and the Cattlemen’s Association. Adamson said consultation and buy-in with the agricultural community was key because the lands proposed for inclusion in the expanded CFA were largely Agriculture Development Lands set aside by the province in its 1981 crown land plan. Several concerns presented themselves at the meetings and steps were taken to alleviate them, however in the long run those steps did not help solidify a partnership. Though withdrawing from the proposal poses no future budget implications, and may allow the project itself to proceed, though without the city’s participation, the city did spend several thousand dollars during the consultation process. Councillors agreed it was better to withdraw from the process if it meant the project had a chance to go forward without them. Mayor Shari Green said she didn’t understand the history of the trust issue and pointed out she as well as other members of council serve on the regional district board, supporting rural projects along with rural area representatives.

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WEDNESDAY Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.

THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. BC Civil Liberties Union meets second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., 1575 Fifth Ave. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs.org/ or 250-564-5191. Wing night and karaoke, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. Tai Chi classes, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-9643849. Darts games, Thursdays, Prince George Golf and Curling Club, Pepsi Room (downstairs). Registration 7 p.m. Information: Robin McGuire 778-8900683. Prince George Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., AiMHi, 950 Kerry St. Information: pgtoastmasters.com, Joyce 250-964-0961. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45

p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

SATURDAY May 19 & 20 Huble Homestead Historic Site’s 2013 seasons kicks off with Spring on the Homestead May 19 & 20. Families can enjoy the spring weather as they participate in the May-pole dance, crafts, ice cream making, and high tea. Watch the sheep get sheared, and learn all about how pioneers prepared for spring! Huble Homestead Historic Site is located 40km north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 250564-7033 or visit hublehomestead.ca. Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. Annual Plant Sale and Strawberry Tea Elder Citizens Recreation Centre Saturday, May 18. Plant Sale from 10:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Strawberry Tea from 1-2:30 p.m.1692 Tenth Ave. (between Vancouver and Winnipeg St.) For information call 250561-9381 Tickets for the Tea are available at the door: $5.00 Please support the annual Lupus Walk on Saturday, May 18 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Sports Centre, UNBC, indoor track. Donate online at doitforlupus. ca and follow the links to the Prince George Chapter. This year all donations made in BC stay in BC. Contact Penny Bradshaw for more information. 250964-2636 or email pennybradshaw@ telus.net A Butler’s Market,

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Prince and Princess Tea and and parade, Elder Citizens Recreation Centre, 1692 10th Ave. , Saturday, June 15, 1-3 p.m. Cost $5. Third annual special event for boys and girls of all ages. There will be a silent auction, a craft corner, a fish pond and games of musical chairs for some added fun. Seating is limited – you must pre-book. No tickets at the door. For more information phone the office at 250-5619381 or Barb at 250964-7124

SUNDAY Crib tournament Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m. at the Hart Pioneer Centre. Everyone over 19 years old welcome. Roast beef dinner at the Hart Pioneer Centre, Sunday, May 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Cariboo Toastmasters meet, Mondays, 7:309:30 p.m., Ramada Hotel, - 444 George St. Information: caribootoastmasters. com or Laura (250) 961-3477. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., Knox United Church basement. Information: Gys 250-

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Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. tilopa.org. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975. Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.

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NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250-563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne 250-596-0125 or Jeanette 250-5639362. Wednesday evening Tops (take off pounds sensibly), Spruceland Baptist Church, 1901 Ogilvie St.. Information: Leona 250-962-8802. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Prince George Stroke Survivors

Thank You Prince George For Voting Us Best Auto Body Shop! Group meets Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave. Information: Julia 250563-3819, Roland 250-562-1747. La Leche League breast feeding support group meets the second Thursday of every month 7 p.m. at the Health Unit auditorium. Information: Tammy 250-612-0085. PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-5632885. Prince George ATV Club meets third Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. Carmel Restaurant meeting room. Information: George 250-9647907. Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278. Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information:

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“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” Arthritis Society - June 8 Walk to fight Arthritis Walk at Ft George Park Bandshell, 10 am to 2 pm. Volunteers needed Pre- Walk and Day of the event. Margaret Jackson 250-614-2233

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Variety – The Children’s Charity June 19-20 Personable and professional volunteers needed to take donations over the phone at the Prince George Variety Radiothon. Email: maureen.curtis@variety.bc.ca or call toll free at 310-KIDS. For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George

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The Prince George Pipe Band leads the way for Saturday’s 85th annual Elks Lode 122 May Day Parade. On right, Sandy Tanemura shows off her belly dance moves while (bottom l-r) the PG Fire Department mascot Sparky waves to the crowd and a dancer from Tanemura’s Zahira Dance Studio gives a golden performance. Pictured below, a colourful Mental Health and Wellness float makes its way down George St.

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Housing for the birds It must have looked to passersby Saturday like a scene from Santa’s workshop. However instead of winter elves busy at work, a small group of friends from St. Mary’s Church Parish got together in sunny weather to build outdoor plant and garden pieces for their May 18 plant sale. The event is a fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul. “On Saturday we made 11 birdhouses, three planter boxes, three bird feeders, three willow trellises and a garden sign. Other people bring plants or build gardening

related items for the sale as well,” said building bee group member Phyllis Sarrazin. Last year, the plant sale raised over $5,000 for St. Vincent’s and the group is hoping to meet or beat that amount this year. Beautify or enhance your outdoor garden space with bedding plants, colourful annuals, perennials, veggies, houseplants, planter boxes, bird houses, trellises and more. The eighth annual St. Vincent de Paul Plant Sale is on Saturday, May 18 in St. Mary’s School Gym at 1088 Gillett St. from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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PG Idol gets underway today at the Canfor Theatre Talent is being tapped for the third year at Prince George Idol 2013 and online registrations open today (Wednesday, May 15) at 7 p.m. The competition for singers of Prince George offers competitors an opportunity to win cash and other opportunities relating to singers. Several local organizations have donated recording, photography, radio and performance opportunities at community events for the prize packages. The event takes place over three rounds (preliminary, semi-finals and finals) over the first three weeks of July. The top four contestants from each round move forward to the next with the top four of the finals on July 20 at UNBC in the Canfor Theatre who will win prizes donated by sponsors. Who will they be? You be the judge. This is an audience voting system of ballots. “Every year we have seen the most talented

and entertaining performers move forward,” said Dawn Boudreau, director of Prince George Idol. “This points system we use is somewhat influenced by the number of friends that come to support a performer but I have seen the truly talented get through on sheer merit of their performance and only one friendly face in the crowd.” Boudreau moved to Vancouver last year to further her education and she’s thrilled to return to Prince George to run the competition for the third year. She personally coaches each performer in the art of self-promotion to give them the best chance of success. “The point of the competition is a positive, growing experience, something I have always fostered in my students and have carried over to this competition,” says Boudreau. “We are excited to see who will come forward and surprise us with their talent this year.”

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Not too many people can say they are in company with – or on the same page – as environmental giants Lindsay Williams and Dr. David Suzuki. But Dr. Chris Opio, a professor at UNBC, has such an

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honour. He and his humanitarian work in Uganda are represented in an advanced school text book (Oxford) called Creating Meaning – Reading and Writing for the Canadian Classroom. His picture, biography and amazing story of how in 2007 he founded the Northern Uganda Development Foundation (NUDF) to raise money to build healthy water wells in Uganda is all outlined in the book. Students read the material and then respond to questions in the workbook. Opio, who just received his own copy this week, says he’s proud to be part of the publication. “I hope it will be a good learning tool for students to show them that one person – and a team – can make a big difference in the lives of less fortunate people,” he said. “I feel very honoured by their recognition of the work we are doing.” The book published in March last year is used in classrooms, advanced level ESL students preparing for academic studies and home schooling across Canada. In the book’s introductory paragraph on Opio it says: “Where there’s a well there’s a way. A Canadian helps Africans tap into better health. Vivid memories of the dirty, unsafe water his family drank to survive, and the preventable deaths of so many from water-borne illnesses, inspired Dr. Chris Opio professor of forestry at the University of Northern British Columbia, to find a way to help the people of his native Uganda gain access to clean and safe water.” Now he spends time – mostly from Prince George – working for a better life for those in the poverty-stricken village in northern Uganda where he grew up.

About 30 wells have been built since NUDF was formed. Opio immigrated to Canada in 1982 and although he’s received much personal recognition for his humanitarian efforts, he says it is for the people in the villages and for their hope and striving for a better future that he does the work. In addition to the year-round raising funds for the building of wells, Opio has worked in the areas of improved village farming practices, health education and small business enterprises in partnership with local people. NUDF also has a program where people can buy goats for villagers who then have a means of supporting themselves and their families. Presently, NUDF is fundraising with a June 1 dinner and auction to raise money for the completion of a community centre with a medical facility and housing for its volunteer staff of doctors and nurses. In all his work, education is key, says Opio who in 2012, was presented with the Distinguished Academic Award. So it is not surprising that he considers the inclusion of his story and the work of NUDF in a widelyused Canadian student text book a proud achievement. Creating Meaning Advanced, Reading and Writing for the Canadian Classroom, Second Edition by Kathy Block and Hannah Hofer Friesen, is published by Oxford University Press Canada. According to Oxford University Press website the focus of the book is on reading, writing, critical thinking and vocabulary development. Each of the 10 chapters is organized around a theme that is current and of high interest. Creating Meaning is intended to be used by students who are either learning English in a Canadian context or are interested in learning more about Canada.


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Come fly away with the Polar Coachmen The Polar Coachman Fly Fishing Club invites the community to its annual Open House on Thursday, May 23. The Open House welcomes anyone interested in fishing. Club members will offer free casting clinics, knot tying demonstrations and insect identifications. Attendees can gain tips from other experienced anglers, regional fishing experts, the creator of the nationally recognized Angler’s Atlas website and get excited about the upcoming fishing season. Also meet renowned angler and author Brian Smith who will be signing copies of his new book Seasons of a Fly Fisher – Fly Fishing Canada’s Western Waters. The book is a year-long adventure through the seasons and the harmonies of nature in which Brian simplifies and demystifies the challenges of fly fishing. Smith will be available to sign copies and discuss the book. People just starting to fish, as well as experienced veterans, will all learn something about fishing at the Open House. The Polar Coachman Fly Fishing Club offers a wealth of resources and expertise on fishing and members will be on hand to share their love of fishing. The Polar Coachman Fly Fishing Club Open House takes place Thursday, May 23 at the Spruce City Wildlife Association Clubhouse on River Road from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. The club always welcomes new members. For more information on meeting times and dates, please contact 250-962-6342.

Get your kidneys tested - for free The Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. Branch is offering a free screening opportunity for those who are at risk for kidney disease. The screening will be held at the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre at 1692 Tenth Ave. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Most of the symptoms of early kidney disease are silent so many people have depressed kidney function and do not know it. “Our aim is to assist those in risk categories for kidney disease to know as soon as possible their kidney function level. This way steps can be taken to stop or slow down the progression the the disease,” says kidney recipient Paul Duperron. Early detection is key, he says. Pre-registration for the screening program is required. For more details and to register, please phone Paul Duperron, director at large KFOC, BC Branch at 250-962-7958.

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Shorts GIRLS SOFTBALL A team of U14 girls from the Prince George Minor Girls Softball Association travelled to Summerland on the weekend for their first tournament of the season. The R.H. Jones Mechanical Panthers won bronze in the competition. In their final game of the tournament, they edged Penticton 8-7. The Panthers also met Penticton in their first game, which ended in a 3-3 tie. In other games, the Panthers blanked West Kootenay 7-0, downed Chilliwack 3-1, lost 6-0 to the Kobau Koyotes and were defeated 9-3 by the Trail Rebels. The Koyotes went on to win the tournament.

FOOTBALL The Prince George Northern Eagles will play their first home game of the 2013 B.C. Football Conference Tier 2 season this weekend. The Eagles are scheduled to take on North Delta on Sunday. Game time is set for 11 a.m. at Masich Place Stadium. For a closer look at the Eagles entering the contest, check Friday’s Free Press.

LACROSSE The Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association season resumes this evening. The College Heights Pub Assault will take on the Twisted Cork/Regional Security Stylers, 8 p.m. at the Coliseum. The scene shifts to Quesnel on Thursday, with the Crossfire scheduled to host the Shooters Pub Devils at 8 p.m. With Victoria Day on Monday, the league will take a six-day break.

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Referee Allan Bayne stands in between Inner City Boxing Club head coach Bob Pegues, left, and Mickey Sims of Salmon Arm following their 75 kg masters match on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. Pegues was awarded the decision over Sims in the main event of Night of the Champions.

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Bob Pegues spent six months getting ready for a three-minute boxing match. He put in a lot of time and preparation to get ready for his first carded tilt in 38 years, gaining no shortage of attention along the way. But more than the lead up and pre-match hype, the 59-year-old Inner City Boxing Club head coach may remember his three minutes inside the ring the most. Three minutes going toe to toe against a masters champion. Three minutes of absorbing impact from gloves, throwing punches and circling around the ring. Three minutes under the spotlight in front of hundreds of fans at the Northern Sport Centre. Three minutes to victory. Pegues defeated 60-year-old Mickey Sims of Salmon Arm by unanimous decision in their 75 kg masters match. The victory came in front of a group of supporters, including daughter Becky, who travelled from Iqualuit to corner her father in the match. Pegues’ 85-year-old mother Bettie Bagnall travelled from Qualicum Beach to witness his return to the ring. Inner City boxers Jag Seehra and Kenny Lally were ringside to watch their coach perform in the ring.

Pegues had boxing supporters, co-workers from Canfor Pulp, friends and family cheering him on. The moment referee Allan Bayne held up his arm to signify a victory was a special feeling. But it’s something he wasn’t worrying about six months ago. Before Saturday’s masters battle, the last of 10 matches on Night of the Champions, Pegues was more focused on getting into shape so he wouldn’t look out of place. “What really mattered to me was not looking like a fool so as it got closer, I got more and more determined to win,” he said. “It became really important to me to win, which makes a good fight in the end is trying to win.” The significance of a win took on a greater meaning on Saturday. “(I said to myself) this is how you’re going to be remembered for boxing so throw down hard, go out there and leave nothing behind,” Pegues said, “and then I started to work my punches.” Pegues carried that desire in the ring. “I pushed and pushed and pushed until I felt like my arms were going to rip out of my sockets they were coming out so fast.” Going into the match, Pegues planned to stay on the outside, move and step in for jabs. In the ring, he moved in close on Sims. “That kind of surprised me because I was

pretty sure his game plan was stick and move to run because I’m heavier than he was,” said Sims, the Boxing BC president. “I didn’t expect him to be clenching all of the time and smothering all of my punches, so it was really hard to box him. He would just step to the side, throw an overhand right and then hold onto me. It was a really good strategy on his part. It was really hard to shake him off, so it was really hard to let my punches go.” Pegues noted that Sims didn’t overwhelm him like he thought he might’ve. Sims is a two-time (2011 and 2012) World Masters Champion and was the favourite going into the match. “But I lost the first round because I gave him too must respect,” Pegues said. “I was worried about his power and his strength and it just wasn’t there.” Sims, who’s originally from Prince George, is interested in a rematch with Pegues. The Inner City coach, who promoted Saturday’s card, said he’d be willing to take on another tilt with Sims. A crowd of about 1,200 spectators attended Night of the Champions. For a portion of the supporters, it marked their first time attending an amateur boxing event. “One thing it did do is it brought in a lot of new people to watch boxing,” Pegues said.


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Soccer pitches in the city have opened. For members of the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League (NCSSL), the weekend offered an opportunity to shake off some rust and test the grass. The NCSSL regular season doesn’t begin for another week. But the league held its annual Ice Breaker Tournament on the weekend at the North Cariboo Fields. “They’re OK. They’re pretty good,” NCSSL registrar Glen Thompson says of the fields. “There’s just our one field, Field 2, is not in the best shape.” Thompson notes that Field 2 gets the most use of the three pitches. As a result, it suffers more wear and tear. The NCSSL uses two other pitches.

The NCSSL will take the long weekend off and open its 2013 regular season on May 22. Three games are scheduled for that evening. There will be a pair of games in the 45+ Division at 6:30 p.m., the Caledonians versus the RBC DS Gunners (Cariboo 1) and RBC Kickers versus NT Air (Cariboo 3). Queensway Auto World will play Team Powerhouse in a 30+ Division game at 8:30 p.m. at Cariboo 2. Twenty teams will compete in the NCSSL this season. Subway rounds out the field of five teams in the 45+ Division. Eden Spas/Mr. Jakes, Assante/Splash United and the Wanderers will join Queensway Auto World and Team Powerhouse in the five-team 30+ Division. Six teams will compete in the Open Division: Grewal Group, Mann Dental, Mr. Jake’s Steakhouse, Westwood Pub, the Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA) Kodiaks Team A and the PGYSA Kodiaks Team B.

Open teams will play squads in the 30+ Division. “Basically everybody plays the same number of games, they get between 18 and 20 league games throughout the year plus whatever (playoff) games,” Thompson says. Four squads will compete weekly in the league’s Recreation Division on Monday evenings. For the 16 teams in the competitive divisions, regularseason action will run until late August. The last regularseason date is set for Aug. 29, while playoffs will run in September. The league will break for 12 days from June 26 to July 8. During that period, the NCSSL pitches will be used for the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup boys championships, hosted by the PGYSA from July 4 to 7. Full schedules are available through the league website at www.ncssl.com.

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Sean Gaiesky of the PGYSA U18 Kodiaks breaks in between two Mr. Jake’s players during their soccer game on Saturday at the North Cariboo Fields. The game was part of the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League’s Icebreaker Tournament.

Junior bowlers win gold at nationals Prince George was well represented at the Youth Bowling Canada national championships in the Lower Mainland from May 3 to 6. Members of the Black Diamond Lanes competed in team events in the senior girls and junior girls divisions. They also had a representative in the boys singles competition. The highest placing went to the junior girls team of Megan Reimer, Paige Meise, Lezzyl Aquino and Kassidy Johnson. Representing the host province, they came away with gold, averaging an 810 for the 21 games they bowled. The previous year a gold medal was brought home in the junior girls division was 1987. The foursome of Deanna Montgomery, Jenny

Browne, Caitlin Oakley and Tiana Tecson took eighth place in the senior girls division. Junior boy Jordan Arnett placed 10th in his individual competition, scoring a 212 average in 24 games. The teams were guided by Tracey Montgomery and Chito Tecson. Tracey, mother of Deanna, coached the senior girls. Tiana’s father Chico guided the junior girls.

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Inner City Boxing Club put on an entertaining card For boxing fans, Saturday evemated crowd of 1,200 attended ning’s Night of the Champions the event. was a treat. The event had all of the eleFirst off, my hat goes off to Bob ments that make up a successful Pegues and Colleen Bourassa. boxing card. It was well attended, When he wasn’t training for offered competitive boxing, a his masters match against Mickey variety of matches and was well Sims of Salmon Arm, Pegues organized. worked tirelessly to promote the As a journalist, I always look event. He deserves for different stories credit for his ability within the event. ULL to line up quality This had no shortage matches. of them. OURT OK, most of the First off, we had RESS 10 matches had the Tacoma, Wash. ALISTAIR MCINNIS team (coach Tom clear winners. And one bout ended Mustin with boxearly due to doctor stoppage ers Hector Rendon and Nick (the boxer who lost that bout, Jefferson) who travelled north although cut and bleeding just of the border to represent their below the nose, wanted to keep country in unfamiliar territory. fighting). Out of respect to the visitors from But nobody appeared overthe U.S., the American national whelmed in the ring. Pegues anthem preceded the Canadian deserves credit for that. anthem at the beginning of the Pegues, 59, also pulled out event. a win over Sims. In a match Pegues and Sims had the preswith three one-minute rounds, ence of their mothers on hand. Pegues was named a winner by With Mother’s Day the next day, unanimous decision against the the women were called into the 60-year-old from Salmon Arm. ring to join their sons in a special As for Bourassa, she played opening ceremony. a major role in organizing the The event also had special event. She worked in booking visitors to stand in the corners. the Northern Sport Centre, and Pegues’ daughter Becky travelled set-up of the facility on Saturday all the way from Iqaluit to corevening. The full gym was used, ner him for his masters match. with bleachers pulled out on both Canadian elite team heavyweight sides and spectator floor seating Samir El Mais cornered Inner on two sides of the ring. An estiCity boxers Kenny Lally and

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Former Prince George resident Alex Legault of the Calgary Boxing Club, left, battles Sara Haghighat-Joo of Maple Ridge during Night of the Champions on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. Haghighat-Joo recorded the victory over Legault.

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Inner City Boxing Club member Kenny Lally, left, battles Hector Rendon of Tacoma, Wash. during Night of the Champions on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. In a close 60 kg senior elite bout, Lally edged Rendon by split decision. A listair McIN NIS/ Free Press

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Kenny Lally may be lighter than Hector Rendon. But the Inner City Boxing Club member stood taller than his opponent after their 60 kg senior elite match on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. Lally withstood a flurry of third-round punches from Rendon to pull out a 3-2 split decision victory at the Night of the Champions. Lally, 23, used his speed to his advantage on Saturday. Rendon, an 18-year-old member of the Tacoma Boys Club (Tacoma, Wash.), packs a heavy punch. But landing blows on Lally proved challenging. Quick on his toes, Lally circled the ring throughout the match, stepping in for quick combinations. Lally was the better boxer through two rounds. Rendon defeated him in the third, but it was too little, too late. “I knew he was going to come straight on, but I didn’t think that he was going to be as relentless as he was going to be,� Lally said. “But luckily I prepared myself for that and I’ve had a lot of experience, fought all over the world. I knew how to stay composed. My hat goes off to him.� Rendon’s strength tested the Prince George product. Lally noted that he weighed 57 kilograms, nearly five kilograms lighter than Rendon, entering Saturday afternoon’s weighins. “He caught me with some good body shots too,� Lally said. “I hit him and he wouldn’t go anywhere, he just stayed right in front of me.� Giving up that much weight, Lally and Inner City coach Bob Pegues knew he’d be in for a challenge. Pegues called Rendon a warrior, and was pleased his boxer didn’t try trading punches with him. “He moved beautifully and lit it up enough to certainly get the win,� he said. “I was surprised at the split decision, but didn’t watch enough of it to argue, not that I would’ve anyhow.� Instead of taking his usual spot in Lally’s corner, Pegues was preparing for a match of his own. Lally’s tilt preceded the last of 10 matches on the evening, a 75 kg masters tilt between Pegues and Salmon Arm pugilist Mickey Sims. Pegues defeated Sims, the Boxing BC president, by unanimous decision. Lally’s training partner Jag Seehra also threw punches at the Night of the Champions, but his result wasn’t as positive. Seehra lost to Nick Jefferson of the Tacoma Boys Club by majority decision (4-1). Seehra stuck with Jefferson through the first two rounds of their 64 kg senior elite match. But rather than making a final push, he appeared overwhelmed over the last three minutes, Jefferson winning the final round in a landslide. Pegues knew Seehra was in trouble when he wasn’t throwing multiple punches. “He took way too many punches,� Pegues said. “But Jag is at his best when he throws three-, four-, five- and six-pounch combinations and I could see right off the bat it was one punch, one punch, a left hand, a right hand.�

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Seehra gave credit to Jefferson, but knows he could’ve been busier. “He is a heck of a boxer, nice punches he was throwing, just were nice to the body, just all around, just different for sure.â€? COME IN FOR YOUR PERSONALIZED Tacoma Boys Club coach Tom Mustin was hoping to leave SHOE FITTING TODAY! Prince George with two victories. “Those body shots I think took it out of (Seehra) because he was punching pretty hard to the body. I think that’s what changed the bout around,â€? Mustin said. “In Hector’s fight, he couldn’t get the guy to stand still long enough to get in his body because Hector is a pretty devastating body puncher.â€? Seehra’s loss was the only setback among boxers representing Prince George clubs, as they finished with a 5-1 record. Randal Graham and Calvin Tedesco represented the Shaolin Boxing Club, while youngster Kaiden Witso also boxed for the Inner City club. In a battle between teenagers making their amateur boxing debuts, Witso defeated Connor Ogilvie of Salmon Arm in a 64 kg junior B match. Pegues noted that Witso, 13, had been training under Lally and Seehra. “I have not spent one minute with that kid coaching him,â€? adidas • asics • balega • brooks • icebreaker • merrell Pegues said. “I’ve advised from the outside.â€? mizuno • new balance • salomon • saucony • sugoi Graham’s 79 kg senior novice match with Dan Mott of Quesnel (Two Rivers Boxing) was the only bout that wasn’t determined by the judges’ scoring. Mott appeared to be cut below the nose and Graham won via doctor stoppage at 1:21 S P O R T S of the second round. Tedesco defeated Lucas Gelinas by split www.strideandglide.ca • info@strideandglide.ca decision (3-2) in a 79 kg youth bout. 1655A 15th Ave (Across from Parkwood Mall) 250-612-4754 Former Prince George resident Alex Legault represented the Calgary Boxing Club in the only female match on the card. In their 52 kg elite bout, Legault suffered a loss against Sara Haghighat-Joo of Maple Ridge by unanimous decision. Sara’s brother Sassan Haghighatrd Joo battled Devon Reti of Calgary in a 69 kg senior elite match. Sassan won by split decision (3-2). The Brown brothers (Jessy and Cody) of Maple Ridge also competed on the card, with mixed results. Jessy was initially announced the winner by split decision (3-2) against Kelowna’s Spencer Howard in a 69 kg youth bout. But judges made a scoring error, and the result was DROP IN AND MEET JUDY, changed to a victory for Howard. THE COLOPLAST REP & SEE WHAT’S NEW Cody downed A.J. Bopari of Kelowna in a 60 kg youth match. A crowd of about 1,200 spectators watched the fights at the Northern Sport Centre. Despite the setback to Seehra, Pegues was pleased with how the night unfolded. “It was the perfect card for me. “Leader in Health Care Productsâ€? 't What else could I ask for really?â€?

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Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Do you think you may have a problem with Alcohol? Alcohol Anonymous, Box 1257, Prince George, BC V2L 4V5 Call 250-564-7550 ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-7933222 or www.dcac.ca NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS 8 May 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 850.45 m (2790.20ft) SLS Discharge: 49.71 m3/s Mountain Snowpack: 1 May - 81.3 per cent of long term average Reservoir inflow forecast for the period 1 April to 1 August is 75 per cent of long term average. For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

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Teeter Tots Early Learning Centre

PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre (PGNFC), a visionary non-profit society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 40+ years. The PGNFC is seeking a Director of Health for a Senior Management position within our organization. This position will report to the Executive Director as one of the five (5) senior positions of this lead social services agency. The Director of Health is a member of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre Management Team and has shared responsibility for meeting all the goals and mission of the organization. The position will take a primary role in the leadership and administrative direction for the management and development of health programs within the PGNFC. The Director of Health will perform all duties with respect, honesty, integrity and professionalism. The Director of Health is responsible for, and will be evaluated in relation to, the following assignments and responsibilities, as outlined in the detailed Job Description: a. Board Relations b. Financial Management c. Marketing, Public and Media Relations d. Personnel Management and Staff Development

Teeter Tots Early Learning Centre is seeking an Early Childhood Educator and Responsible Adult to join our team. Responsible Adult training is available online. First Aid is a prerequisite.

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Start dates are May 15, 2013 and June 1, 2013. Interested candidates please email resume to fun@teetertots.ca

• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Humanities, Political Science or other related program area.

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f. Service Development and Management REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES The Director of Health must have a history of demonstrated dynamic leadership and possess the following Education and Experience:

• Minimum five years of employment excellence in health and wellness relevant programming. • Strong program, policy and proposal development skills and experience.

is looking for an experienced

• Extensive knowledge of health related programs and services in urban Aboriginal communities.

Licensed Esthetician

• Proven experience in writing reports on activities, strategic work plans, goals and objectives.

Part time may go into full time Please drop resume at 777 Brunswick St (Coast Inn of the North) Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm or email to spaofthenorth@telus.net

• A thorough appreciation, awareness, working experience and sensitivity of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as a thorough understanding of the complexities of working with diverse populations. • A sound understanding of the Friendship Centre movement. • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with local, regional, provincial and national partners of the PGNFC. • Professional communication proficiencies including presentation skills, writing ability, computer proficiency and authentic interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated team work, leadership skills and visionary ability to inspire and empower others. • In-depth knowledge of the social service sector, community based programs and services, funding sources, community and board relations.

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• Maintains health and wellness in personal life.

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NEC (Northern Energy Constructors) is a Prince George based company currently seeking:

The successful candidate must also: • Successfully complete Criminal Record Clearances, including Enhanced Security Clearance. • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s abstract.

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• Be willing to work flexible hours including on call, evenings & weekends.

NEC has a fully equipped fabricating/ machine shop and provides engineering, maintenance and project management services specializing in Bio-Mass thermal heating and ORC power generation systems

To apply submit a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Competitive Wages, Full Benefit Package Send your resumes via fax to

Manon Desjarlais, Executive Assistant Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: mdesjarlais@pgnfc.com

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Applications will be accepted until Noon on Friday May 24, 2013, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY This is an excellent opportunity for a semi retired person or a “stay at home Mom or Dad” seeking part time work. Early morning and afternoon work with the midday free. Off when the kids are out of school – July, August, Christmas and Spring breaks. Starting wage is $17.64 /hr. Top rate is $19.65 /hr. Qualifications: • Minimum of 21 years of age and 5 years driving experience (any class of license) • Class 2 Driver’s License (Got a class 5 – no problem. We provide free, friendly and professional training) • Clean Criminal Records check • Willing to obtain a Level One First Aid • Maximum 3 points in the last 3 years on your Driver’s abstract. Next training class is in May e-mail your resume to robertj@diversified.pwt.ca, fax it to 250-563-5758 or come by the office at 391 North Nechako and pick up an application package.

Northern Toyota currently has employment opportunities for the following positions. • Product Advisor/Salesperson • Finance/Business Office • Parts/Service Advisor • Automotive Detailer Northern Toyota is committed to delivering the very best in product quality and customer service. Drop off or foward your resume to: reception@northerntoyota.ca

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The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre

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