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Liberals sweep to majority win Shirley Bond - Mike Morris win P.G. TERESA MALLAM

Four more years. Four more years. That is how 200 or more Liberal supporters at Coast Inn of the North Tuesday night greeted Prince George-Valemont MLA elect Shirley Bond as she walked through the doors. Moments after they heard analysts’ prediction of a Liberal sweep, Bond and Mike Morris, MLA elect for Prince George-Mackenzie, took their places on the podium to express their gratitude. Bond had tears in her eyes as she thanked family and supporters. Noting it would be her fourth term in office, she said some people might think, “you had to be out of your mind” to run a fourth time. She explained why she did, first crediting her family. “I’ll tell you why I put my name on the ballot for the fourth time... I have an unbelievable family, a husband who has been with me every step of the way,” she said, turning to face Bill Bond. “I have a son and daughter, son-in-law – and two amazing grandsons who drive me to do a better job all the time.” Smiling broadly, she asked: “You know what tonight is about? Tonight is about never, ever giving up. If we had believed in those [pre-election] polls instead of believing in ourselves where would we be tonight?” Bond credited people on the phones (the volunteers) with their hard work during the election campaign and scoffed at the naysayers, noting one local reporter predicted to national media that she had a three in 10 chance of being elected. She never doubted her team or their ability, she said. “I have a superb campaign team.” Still, she said, she was surprised as anyone when the results came in showing that Liberals were enjoying a widespread win in provincial ridings. “When I saw BCTV predict a B.C. Liberal government, I could barely believe it myself,” she said. Given their new mandate, Bond said she and Morris look forward to doing their jobs as elected representatives. “Mike and I love where we live,” she said. Bond reminded people that both will work hard to represent all their constituents, not just the ones who voted for them. “You serve your entire constituency,” she said. Looking out at the happy faces in the crowd, she paused and smiled. “I want to just humbly say thank you.” Bond acknowledged former Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell and gave a shout out to the man standing head and shoulders above others in the crowd. “I’m going to miss my friend Pat Bell.” she said, amid loud applause for the outgoing MLAwho had often shared the podium and “short and tall” jokes with her for special community events. She also referred to her long held political position representing Prince George and on her personal popularity. “My heart is full of gratitude,” she said. “Not many people get to serve in this province for four terms.” For his part, Morris said he’s aware he has big shoes to fill (a reference to Bell) and he looks forward to being Bond’s political partner in the Legislature. Noting people asked him why he was jumping aboard a “sinking ship”, Morris said, “This ship isn’t sinking.” Morris said he intends to work “shoulder to shoulder” with Shirley to drive the engine for the future. “I want to make sure this province is in good hands ... so I’m going to do my best for the next four years to make sure that happens.”

REACTION There were many well known political pundits and local luminaries in the crowd Tuesday night. Former Social Credit cabinet minister Bruce Strachan stayed close to the TV monitor. He checked his watch. He looked at the numbers on the screen: Liberals 40, NDP 22. He stood up and clapped his hands together. turn to PAGE A2

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Shirley Bond celebrates the news Tuesday that she won her fourth consecutive term as MLA in Prince George.

Election night - by the numbers PRINCE GEORGE-VALEMOUNT Shirley Bond (Liberal) 10,163 (57.68%) Sherry Ogasawara (NDP) 6,194 (35.15%) Nathan Giede (Conservative) 987 (5.60%) Donald Roberts (CHP) 276 (1.57%)

PRINCE GEORGE-MACKENZIE Mike Morris (Liberal) 9,673 (55.50%) Bobby Deepak (NDP) 6,028 (34.59%) Karen McDowell (Green Party) 951 (5.46%) Terry Rysz (Conservative) 777 (4.46%)


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“The trend is your friend,” he noted. “I said that at 8:33 p.m.” From then on the mood in the room that was already hopeful was even more buoyant and upbeat. People began spilling through the doors. They laughed, they exchanged hugs and handshakes. Liberal supporters knew

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this was going to be their night. “Looks like we’re going to have a Liberal government – we need it. There is so much turmoil,” said supporter Felicia Constantinescu. And when the numbers hit 50 for the Liberals, shortly after 9 p.m. someone yelled, “They’re way ahead. They’re going to do it.” And they did. At approximately 9:37 a Liberal government was declared – just one and a half hours after the polls closed. Small contractor David Kienzle who is also a search and rescue volunteer, also watched the monitor with interest. A win for the Liberals tonight – and he could breathe a sigh of relief, he said. “It is very important for the Liberals to get

in for their policies respecting the Forestry area because there’s a lot less paperwork and more results in what gets done with the Liberals.” Under an NDP government, things get bogged down, he said. Also watching for results was volunteer coordinator Carla Hamborg. Strong Liberal supporter and business person Monica Peacock who appeared in a campaign ad for her chosen party said a Liberal win means the province can move ahead in the right direction. “I believe in consistency because it brings progress and that’s what the Liberals offer. So many people say they don’t like change, I believe what we have now is strong – and it works. You can’t please all the people, all the time.”

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Prince George-Valemount NDP candidate congratulates Liberal Shirley Bond, who won here fourth consecutive term in office Tuesday night.

NDP humbled by results DELYNDA PILON

By 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night television analysts were calling Christy Clark the ‘Comeback Kid of the Century.’ The undecided had decided. The crowd at the NDP war room in Prince George, meanwhile, became more and more sombre as it became clear there will be at least four more years of Liberal leadership in B.C. Both NDP candidates for Prince George failed to win enough area voters over for a win, with Mike Morris declared the winner of the Prince George-Mackenzie riding and incumbent Shirley Bond winner of the Prince George-Valemount riding. “We have nothing to be ashamed of tonight,” Frank Everitt said as he introduced NDP candidates Sherry Ogasawara and Bobby Deepak, who spoke after it became clear both the ridings and the provincial election was lost. “The future is ours to shape.” “We fought the fight,” Ogasawara said. “It was a good fight. It’s not over. This is just the beginning.”

After thanking the crowd, her campaign team and her family, she added, “We are going to continue to fight for the things we believe in.” Deepak agreed with Ogasawara. “We worked day and night and I know how hard everyone of you worked,” he said. “We fought hard to bring change to this province. We worked hard to bring change for the north.” Deepak congratulated his opponent, Morris, and all those who put their names forward as candidates, adding each one had a vision to make B.C. a better place. Though polls have suggested an NDP victory throughout the election, Christy Clark’s words while at a rally in Prince George seem almost prophetic following what many saw as surprising election results. “The pollsters and pundits don’t decide who wins an election. It’s the people of B.C. who decide,” she said. As the election results flowed in, those same pollsters and pundits tried to explain the discrepancy between what they predicted and what actually occurred, that being 2013 election results that closely mirrored the 2009 results.

Both the Prince George Construction Association and its president, Roz Thorn, support free enterprise, and as such are happy the Liberals won the provincial election Tuesday. “What we support is economic development,” she said. “We support parties that support a regulatory environment that’s conducive to investment in our province.” In essence, to Thorn this means rather than being painted as die-hard liberals, both she and the association supported the Liberal Party because they share a similar vision for the future of the province. She added though some people have described the election results as surprising, she was confident the party would win. “I believed people would come to realize through the campaign the importance to economic development, not just to the north but the province as a whole.” She added economic development means good jobs for the province’s residents. This, in turn, means support for social programs. “Jobs are key for the electorate to have the standard of living and services we all desire,” she said. Thorn kept track of the election results Tuesday night from the Liberal camp at the Inn of the North, and she said it was an exciting evening. “I was at Shirley and Mike’s gathering,” she said. “It was pretty exciting last night because they were gaining ridings throughout the province. It felt almost like 2001 again, with the enthusiasm building within the province of B.C. over the last week.” She added this isn’t the first time polls didn’t accurately reflect an election’s outcome. “I think polls are a snapshot in a moment of time and dependant on who you are talking to,” she said. “I’ve always been a great believer that the real poll that counts is when people walk into polling station and put an X on their ballot. “We’ve seen in the last year or so polls have not been very accurate. “We’ve seen the tides turn when the populace have a good look at the issues and what various parties and candidates stand for.” Thorn said now it’s time to work with government towards a bright future. “We certainly look forward to a climate conducive to investment, and look forward to wording with government on policy issues that can help existing major projects proceed to fruition.”

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Prince George RCMP have located more evidence that might assist in identifying the human remains found earlier this week in a wooded area within the city. The Prince George RCMP and the BC Coroners Service, with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist, have confirmed that the remains are those of a male. In partnership with the BC Coroners Service, members of the Detachment’s Serious

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here is simply no questioning Tuesday’s election night result. Regardless of what the pollsters, pundits, and prognosticators pontificated about prior to election day, British Columbians wanted a Liberal government. One of the best lines we’ve seen about how wrong the pollsters were comes from an Okanagan editor who tweeted that he’s thinking of being becoming a pollster. He doesn’t have any experience in the business, but apparently it’s not required. If there is a message from the election, and the recent Alberta election, it’s that pollsters often get it wrong. The irony, and perhaps hypocrisy, about politicians criticizing pollsters it’s that they all do their own polling. However, the day belongs to Shirley Bond and Mike Morris. They won the two Prince George ridings handily. With 57.68 and 55.5 per cent of the popular vote, respectively, there isn’t even any suggestion of vote-splitting. Even if it was only a twoperson race Bond and Morris would have won the ridings. That means they truly do have a mandate from the people of their ridings. Congratulations to both of them for a job well done. And they, of course, credit their campaign teams. While we elect individuals, actually getting elected is far from an individual effort. Everyone who runs for office, even at the municipal level, has a group of people who support them, work for them, and cheer them on. Sometimes it’s just family, but often, especially at the provincial level, it involves hundreds of volunteers. They are the ones who deserve, and get, the credit. If there is one disappointment from the election it’s that overall voter turnout remains low. At about 52 per cent, voter turnout in British Columbia remains dismal. We need to change our political system in order to get people involved in it and, sadly, our system is tilted in favour of the ruling party – whether Liberal, NDP or Rhinoceros. Once a party gets elected, they focus on staying there. Changing our political system to engage more voters means tinkering with a formula that works for those who are there. It will take political courage and hopefully our new government has that courage. And to those who were unsuccessful in their bids to become our MLA, kudos go out to you because without you we would not have a choice. Elections are about having a choice. We were presented with plenty of choices in Prince George and for giving us those choices, we’re grateful.

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Democracy for those who care When you have been around politics for a while, ment. you learn the one sure thing about politics. That That is perhaps the role they are destined to there are no sure things when it comes to the world remain in. A group who has a social conscience and of politics. proposes and demands the government of the day Last Tuesday Adrian Dix and is NDP party were pay attention to those in need. That is not of bad reminded of that reality. They went into the camplace to be. Every society needs a balance in the paign clear leaders. Every poll predicted the disdebate between differing opinions. semination of the current Liberal government. We all This election campaign was very similar to past know that is not what happened. campaigns. It contained the same stretching of the All sorts of theories can be advanced as to how truth on all sides and debates more entertaining Adrian Dix and the NDP snatched defeat from the than informative. jaws of victory. Many theories will The wonderful thing about democabound but the reality is really quite racy in a society which is well-educated, simple. by comparative world standards, is that The NDP has a very solid support in the voters who actually go to the polls this province, but they fail to use that will muddle through and come to a support in expanding their opportunirational decision. Not all the voters will Onside ties to govern the province. The reason come to the same conclusion but the VICTORBOWMAN for the failure is not who is leader but conclusions they come to will be sincere within the structure of the party itself. and heartfelt. The influence of unionized labour distorts the In the days to come there will be wringing of efforts of the party to be the party of the people. The hands over why more of those eligible to vote did influence of organized labour scares other social not exercise their mandate. Some of those are selfish, constituencies who would be solid and loyal memsome are disinterested, some don’t care and others bers of the party. pay no attention. Before we get too excited about Many years ago the party abandoned the role of the lack of participation we should rethink our critithe impassioned critics of what others were doing cism. The survival of democracy is dependent upon to our environment to the green party. They had those who care. We are all better off following the little choice, there were too many supporters of the direction of those who appreciate the opportunity party that depended on cutting down trees, building to make their feelings known at the polls. Those are hydroelectric dams, opening mines and many other the people who have made at least some attempt to proposed directions that would give short-term ben- think their way through what matters for them and efits to the members of the unions supporting the others in their community. All those who did go to party. vote deserve thanks. They were encouraged to continue their role of As long as there is substantial number of us, the being the party with a social conscience. Unforpercentage of eligible voters who turned out is sectunately, that took second place to the needs and ondary to those who care. Thank you for participatdesires of the heavy supporters in the labour moveing. Circulation Manager: Lana Metz Email:

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elec ecti tion on,, le lead ader er C Chr hris isty ty C Cla lark rk los llost ostt he herr se seat at tto o ND NDP P Although the Liberals won the el election, leader Christy Clark he rival, David Eby. However with the on ns votes so close she said any decisions made based on the repercussions o off otts that will happen after all the ballots have been counted May 27. d-In the Vancouver-Point Grey riding, Eby has 785 votes more than Clark. hee “It’s too early to speculate on the na results of the election,” she said in esss phone interview with the Free Press ess Wednesday, adding the final tallies ew will be in May 27. “There were a fe few close ridings.” Right now, she added, a clear raals mandate has been given the Liberals a, by the people of British Columbia, usiand it’s time to get down to the business of government. itth Next week she plans to meet with he the newly minted MLAs. After the group gets together, she will meett he with each individually. She said the legislature will likely commence sometime after it becomes clear un n whether or not she will need to run in a by-election. “Legislature will be after I find a y way into the House would be my best guess,” she said. Clark agreed it will be easier to n govern now, with her own team in cee place and said she came into office during a period of turmoil. 5 The new team is made up of 25 seasoned MLAs and 25 new to thee job. nt tto o “One advantage is they all want d be there. They all fought hard, and mee all have agreed we are on the same al-plan,” she said. “It’s a fantastic balom mance of fresh eyes and renewal comcee.”” bined with wisdom and experience.” That team is made up of many candidates who formerly served as men n municipal leaders, men and women ollll-she convinced to run in spite of pollsters predicting a clear NDP win. “I told them this is the most ming ng important election in history coming up, and you have a duty to step up.. d. That’s what I told them,” she said. g “They are all people with a strong sense of public service.”

RS S CLARK ON POLLSTERS Clark added she wasn’t as surprised as others said they were att the election results. She added thee n only vote that counts is the one on o election day, and asking people who ore they plan to vote for months before ng someone what they want for dinner a month in an election is comparable to asking advance. “Pollsters don’t get to choose the government. The people get to choose the government, and the people of B.C. were heard. It could be what polls are telling us is accurate, but they’re asking the wrong question. They ask how you are going to vote two months from now, and the answer has little relevance,” Clark said. “People answer pollsters because they were asked a question. In the end they made a choice based on

“II tthi hink nk the the T TV V de deba bate te ccha hang ng ged tthe he m mom omen entu tum m. Whi W hile le I w think debate changed momentum. While was travelling, I felt Britiissh Columbians keying in on ish me message, thinking about the eco economy. When the debate hap happened, it gave a chance for British Columbians to for com compare and contrast all of the leaders. About a million the peo people watched it. ““I think that had an impact on the momentum. on S She added the NDP stance on the Kinder Morgan project on also likely played a part, leavalso ing people with the idea the ing ND would say no to a project NDP wit so much economic potenwith tial without even seeing it. tial ““I think being clear about wh where you stand is importan she added. tant,”

C L CLARK ON WHY SHE S H LIKELY LOST HER H E RIDING A Although travelling extensive during the campaign sively to spread s to the Liberal message gav her a strong sense of gave wh concerned the people what of tthe province, it also meant of spe spending fewer hours than she normally would have she cam campaigning in her own riding one that historically has ing, bee a close call. been T This included being absent from an all-candidates forum. from H However, the important thin is they won the war, thing Cla said. Clark ““We won on the economy,” she said, adding she has no she reg regrets. “At the end of the day we get a chance to protect the we eco economy of B.C., and I’ll find aw way into the house if the vot go that way.” vo votes

C L CLARK ON E N ENBRIDGE A As of Wednesday afternoon, Cla had received congratuClark la ato calls from a few other latory par leaders, including the party prim minister. prime S She said they spoke briefly abo the election as well as about pol but didn’t discuss the polls, Enb Enbridge file. She sa said id ssup u po port rt ffor or the the p pro ropo pose sed d pi pipe peli line iis mixed i d ac acro She support proposed pipeline across the province, and not an i l to t northerners. th issue only “A lot of people have profound concerns,” she said. “I do. We were involved in cross examination with the Joint Review Panel, and it hasn’t been encouraging for us.” However things proceed on that note she said the five conditions placed on heavy oil projects in the province will not change. “The five conditions aren’t going to change,” she said. “Any expansion in heavy oil is going have to meet those conditions.”

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Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility and your cooperation with these water use rules is appreciated. If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact Bylaw Services at 250-561-7622 and ask to speak with the Bylaw Compliance Assistant or visit the City’s website at

FREE TOURS! The City of Prince George Utilities Division will be offering free tours of Fish Trap Island Wellhouse on Wed, May 22 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Come learn more about where your water comes from, how clean it is, and how great Prince George municipal tap water is! The wellhouse is located at 100 Foothills Blvd., entryway located at south end of Foothills bridge (yellow gates). Look for signs directing you to the event.

WE KNOW OUR H2O… DRINKING WATER IN THE CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE Residents of the City of Prince George enjoy some of the best drinking water in the Province. City drinking water comes from 6 municipal wells that draw approximately 17.8 billion liters of water each year from groundwater in underground aquifers.

Where does groundwater come from? Groundwater comes from rain, snow, sleet, and hail that soaks into the ground (aquifers). The water moves down into the ground because of gravity, passing between particles of soil, sand, gravel, or rock until it reaches a depth where the ground is filled, or saturated, with water. By utilizing underground aquifers, residents are protected against bacteria and other pollutants often found in surface sources such as lakes or rivers. The drinking water supply can be broken down into three parts: the source water, the drinking water treatment system, and the distribution system which carries the treated water to homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings. The plumbing inside your home is an extension of the distribution system.


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

JOB POSTINGS Aquatic Cashier (2 positions), #13/036 Closing Wed May 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm Supervisor, Building Inspection (Exempt) #12/072 Closing Fri May 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The following water use restrictions are in effect 365 days of the year: In Western Acres – No sprinkling is permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. In all other areas of the City – No sprinkling is permitted between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. daily. When can you water your lawn? • Even house numbers – sprinkling is permitted on even numbered days, before noon and after 5:00 p.m. • Odd house numbers – sprinkling is permitted on odd numbered days, before noon and after 5:00 p.m.

children’s faces. Through the 13th annual Seal with a Smile program, CNC’s dental clinic is offering five weeks of free clinics (May 7 – June 4) for approximately 148 Quinson elementary students, providing cleanings, fluorides and sealants. Tuesdays and Thursdays, kindergarten to Grade 7 students are bused to the Prince George campus, where they will have their teeth cleaned and some may need to return if they need sealants. “It’s a chance for our Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students to work with children within those age groups to place sealants, deliver oral health education, polish their teeth and place fluoride,” said CNC clinic co-ordinator/dental assistant instructor Heather Brown. “There is so much benefit that these children receive from having those treatments done. We rely on sponsors to provide donations of sundries and supplies. Without them, this wouldn’t happen.” Those sponsors include 3M Canada, Sunstar Butler, Oral B Laboratories, Patterson Dental, Sinclair Dental, Pulpdent and Henry Schein Ash Arcona. Northern Health chooses a different school each year based on need and proximity to the college. Once selected, the dental students visit the school in March, offering dental health workshops and preparing the elementary students on what will happen when they visit the CNC clinic for their preventive services.


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All of the water supplied by the City of Prince George is monitored in strict accordance with guidelines from Health Canada and the Provincial Ministry of Health. The raw water from the drinking water wells is chlorinated and fluoridated according to guidelines set out by the Northern Health Authority. The amount of chlorine used is monitored daily to maintain an end point of 0.05mg/L to ensure the highest degree of protection for all residents. The amount of fluoride used is continually monitored and maintained at 0.7mg/L. The City’s disinfection practices maintain product integrity and purity throughout the distribution system. No further treatment of tap water is required. City operators monitor water quality on a continuous basis through manual sampling and on site automatic instrumentation. Approximately 90 samples are taken every month and sent to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) with the goal of having zero coliforms present. No Cryptosporidia or Giardia is present due to the natural filtering of groundwater. A year long sampling for these two protozoal parasites yielded zero readings in a survey of weekly samples taken in 1997. As a result, Prince George is considered one of the best water systems in the province for protection against these organisms and as such, is used as a negative protozoal cyst control in BCCDC and UBC studies on Cryptosporidia and Giardia. Since 1997, Prince George continues to have no incidents of Cryptosporidia or Giardia. (Provided by the Northern Health Authority) The buffered chemistry of the City’s water and moderate amounts of calcium and hardness dissuade the leaching of heavy metals or plasticizers out of plumbing or containers. For example, Prince George scored one of the lowest concentrations of lead in the province in a Ministry of Health survey. (Provided by the Northern Health Authority)

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City of Prince George crews are busy with the annual re-painting of street lines. Crosswalks, centre lines and related street markings will be the focus of work crews over the coming weeks. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when approaching areas that are being painted to ensure the safety of staff, pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists.



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Peden Hill Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart event took place on May 1. All 160 students in the school participated in the event and $7951 dollars was raised and still counting for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Top fundraisers for the school were Kim Hosick, Jordan Alvarez and Xavier Percival.


Court dockets are jammed CLOSING

In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 15: Kurt D. Lattie was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and placed on probation for one year. Eric T. Noskiye was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats, sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served on an intermittent basis, placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Roberta B. Poole was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and failure to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to 24 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 18: Thunderchild M. Parenteau was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 15 days in jail. Parenteau was also found guilty of a second count of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 26 days in jail. Curtis R. Walker was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Moses A. Nikal was found guilty of assault, placed on probation for one year and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 19: Sean P.E. Smith

was found guilty of robbery, sentenced to 351 days in jail, placed on probation for three years and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. Randy R. Wanotch was found guilty of break and enter, received a conditional sentence of one year, was placed on probation for two years and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Wanotch was also found guilty of breach of an undertaking and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Saie J. Yellowbird was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail.

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FREE TOURS! The City of Prince George Utilities Division will be offering free tours of Fish Trap Island Wellhouse on Wed, May 22 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Come learn more about where your water comes from, how clean it is, and how great Prince George municipal tap water is! The wellhouse is located at 100 Foothills Blvd., entryway located at south end of Foothills bridge (yellow gates). Look for signs directing you to the event.

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WE KNOW OUR H2O… DRINKING WATER IN THE CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE Residents of the City of Prince George enjoy some of the best drinking water in the Province. City drinking water comes from 6 municipal wells that draw approximately 17.8 billion liters of water each year from groundwater in underground aquifers.

Where does groundwater come from? Groundwater comes from rain, snow, sleet, and hail that soaks into the ground (aquifers). The water moves down into the ground because of gravity, passing between particles of soil, sand, gravel, or rock until it reaches a depth where the ground is filled, or saturated, with water. By utilizing underground aquifers, residents are protected against bacteria and other pollutants often found in surface sources such as lakes or rivers. The drinking water supply can be broken down into three parts: the source water, the drinking water treatment system, and the distribution system which carries the treated water to homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings. The plumbing inside your home is an extension of the distribution system.


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All of the water supplied by the City of Prince George is monitored in strict accordance with guidelines from Health Canada and the Provincial Ministry of Health. The raw water from the drinking water wells is chlorinated and fluoridated according to guidelines set out by the Northern Health Authority. The amount of chlorine used is monitored daily to maintain an end point of 0.05mg/L to ensure the highest degree of protection for all residents. The amount of fluoride used is continually monitored and maintained at 0.7mg/L. The City’s disinfection practices maintain product integrity and purity throughout the distribution system. No further treatment of tap water is required. City operators monitor water quality on a continuous basis through manual sampling and on site automatic instrumentation. Approximately 90 samples are taken every month and sent to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) with the goal of having zero coliforms present. No Cryptosporidia or Giardia is present due to the natural filtering of groundwater. A year long sampling for these two protozoal parasites yielded zero readings in a survey of weekly samples taken in 1997. As a result, Prince George is considered one of the best water systems in the province for protection against these organisms and as such, is used as a negative protozoal cyst control in BCCDC and UBC studies on Cryptosporidia and Giardia. Since 1997, Prince George continues to have no incidents of Cryptosporidia or Giardia. (Provided by the Northern Health Authority) The buffered chemistry of the City’s water and moderate amounts of calcium and hardness dissuade the leaching of heavy metals or plasticizers out of plumbing or containers. For example, Prince George scored one of the lowest concentrations of lead in the province in a Ministry of Health survey. (Provided by the Northern Health Authority)

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In BC we may take our water for granted, but it is a finite resource we need to value and protect.

MAY 20-26, 2013

Our water – Why do we need to protect it? Why should we care? Challenge and pledge to be water wise.” The five easy pledges can be taken online. People can also find out about community events such as tours of water and wastewater treatment facilities in their area, or download fun and educational activities for children and families, at

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Are you water wise? Take the Community Water Challenge and enter to win an exciting water-themed getaway in Vancouver courtesy of The Fairmont Waterfront and Helijet, plus receive 10% off water efficient fixtures at Splashes Bath & Kitchen Centres across BC! It’s simple – just pledge to take one or all of the water wise actions below. Make your pledge at:

Be Water Wise: □ I will limit my shower time to 5 minutes per day.

True and False: Test your water knowledge! 1.

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British Columbians use more water than other Canadians.

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A toilet that continues to run after flushing can waste up to 200,000 litres of water in a single year.

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The best way to achieve a healthy lawn is by watering lightly several times a week.

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*Environment Canada, 2011. ANSWERS: 1.True: British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day; the average Canadian uses 274 litres of water per day.* 2. True: To find out if your toilet is leaking, put two or three drops of food colouring in the tank at the back of the toilet, and wait a few minutes. If the colour shows up in the bowl, there’s a leak. 3. False: Watering your lawn thoroughly once per week rather than lightly at a greater frequency will strengthen the roots and promote a greener, healthier lawn.

to Know Your H2O’ and think When you turn on your tap about the impact of your everyand clean, safe water comes out, day habits. do you ever wonder how it got “We forget that we use the there or what happens to it when same treated drinking water to it goes down the drain? Or why wash our cars you should care? and water our “We may think lawns. We flush we have enough our toilets and water for our away it goes with needs in BC but whatever we put that is not always down there,” says the case. Our Foster. “Just a few water is finite, simple changes and the demand such as wateris increasing ing our lawns due to climate less, using rain change, populabarrels, installing tion growth and water efficient fixtures or appliindustry needs,” says Daisy Fosances, and not putting harmful ter, CEO of the 4,700-member substances down our drains can BC Water & Waste Association. make a big difference.” “Although the expenses may not For example, detergents, paint, be apparent, there are significant medications, and many other costs, energy and human input household products end up at required to treat our drinkwastewater treatment plants ing water to be clean and safe, where special processes are deliver it to our taps, and manage required to minimize the impact the wastewater that goes down on the environment and receivthe drain.” ing waters. Fats, oils and grease She adds, “New regulations that we put down our drains can and aging infrastructure such as often cause blockages in sewer pipes and treatment systems will lines resulting in costly repairs. mean upgrades and replaceFoster says, “During Drinking ments and this is something we Water Week, get involved and are all going to have to pay for.” learn more about your water and During Drinking Water Week, the impact of your actions. Start May 20 – 26, BC Water & Waste by taking the Community Water Association asks you to ‘Get


□ I will install a water efficient fixture or appliance in my home. □ I will use less water outdoors by giving my lawn only the amount of water it needs (2.5 cm of water each week, or the height of a tuna can). □ I will turn off the tap when brushing my teeth, scrubbing dishes, shaving, or during any other water wasting activity. □ I will not put harmful substances such as cleaners, paints, pesticides and grease down my drain.

Did You Know? NThe average British Columbian uses 353 litres of water per day, yet thinks they use less than 200 litres per day.* N78 per cent of British Columbians would fix an internet outage within a day, but only 50 per cent would fix a leaky faucet within the same time frame.* NReplacing an 18-litre-per-flush toilet with an ultra low volume 6-litre or less model leads to a 66% savings in water flushed and will reduce indoor water use by about 30%. *RBC 2013 Canadian Water Attitudes Study.

For more water wise tips and ‘Did You Knows’, and to download educational activities for your home or classroom, visit @drinkingwaterwk


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Friday, May 17, 2013

COMMUNITY: Little Prince ready to roll this weekend A18 Peter Pan and Captain Hook hit the stage in Prince George A15

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A musical trip from Vienna to here TERESA MALLAM

Some old, something new. It’s not a wedding but a Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO) concert that will combine old and new music into a unique performance. The concert also bids adieu to principal cello player Sebastian Ostertag in one of his final performances in northern B.C. Violinist Jose Delgado-Guevara and violist Roxi Dykstra will join Ostertag on a journey from 19th Century Vienna to present day British Columbia with String Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven and a world premiere with Jose Delgado-Guevara’s trio Tainami. “For the older part, we’re going back to Vienna in the 1800s, playing music from Beethoven’s wonderful romantic period which actually bridges two styles of music. It’s got beautiful melodies,” German-born Ostertag told the Free Press. “The new part will feature Jose Delgado-Guevara who is also concert master of symphony. He is a composer who has two brand new works – pieces that are super interesting. There’s one called Spring, a short piece, full of energy that makes you think about everything that is growing – especially with the (recent) weather we have been having.” As well, says Ostertag, the piece called Tainami is based on a First Nations story on the creation of an island in the Arctic. “It features the different instruments played by the trio and explores the different sounds that can be made on the instruments. It is stunningly beautiful – but also very avant garde. Ostertag has a passion for music whether it’s Haydn to Hip Hop. On a personal note, the musician said he’ll miss the North but is looking forward to pursuing more music education in Ontario. “I will be continuing to work on my cello playing,” he said. “I’d like to be able to like to feel very comfortable with where I am as a musician. I just want to know as much about music and have as many experiences as possible before settling somewhere.” Will he return to northern B.C.? “One thing I’ve learned here is that there are not a lot of musicians here who have studied music so it’s such a special there that we have (with the PGSO) such a special thing. We have a lot to offer the community in terms of performances and education. You have to be able in a smaller community to have the best skills sets possible so you can give as much as possible.” Ostertag began playing cello at age six – the usual age for learning Ph o to Sub mitte d string instruments, he says. His family wanted a trio (his sister plays Principal cellist Sebastian Ostertag performs tonight at St. Andrews United Church along violin) so the decision to play cello came fairly naturally. with Jose Delgado-Guevara and Roxi Dykstra. His musical family inspired him. “I was really lucky. Both my parents studied music, so I had a window into that world. They kind of nurtured the music in the family.” in one of his final performances in northern B.C. The concert will be a mix of old and As for his “family” of musicians in Prince George, Ostertag said he would love to new. come back and perform here again. Featuring the principle string players of the PGSO, the Bulkley-Cariboo trio con“I’ve enjoyed my time here and if the opportunity came up to come back I would tinues its tour of northern B.C. with a concert in Williams Lake, May 18 at St. Peter’s definitely consider it. [Prince George] is a unique place.” Anglican Church and on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Mc Bride Pavillion. On Friday, May 17 (tonight) starting at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church hear Admission is by donation. For more information on the performance visit www. the Bulkley-Cariboo trio as they say a musical farewell to cellist Sebastian Ostertag


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Sparky, mascot for the Prince George fire department, waves to the crowd from the ladder truck during the Elks annual May Day Parade on Saturday. The parade attracted hundreds of people.

The CORE of the matter DELYNDA PILON

People surprise you, sometimes in good ways, sometimes in disappointing ways and sometimes in both ways all on the same day. Dick Gilbert, who stopped by Zoe’s last Friday, is a former teacher who is also a CORE instructor, and has been for about 35 years. He and his buddies, fellow CORE instructors, also with decades of experience, developed a shooting range about 22 years ago, one that has since been decommissioned. That means it isn’t anyone’s responsibility to keep up or clean up, so Gilbert and his friends take it upon themselves to go out every spring and spruce the area up, removing bags and bags of trash before enjoying a bit of target shooting together. “Every year when we go out to the range, it’s a pigsty,” Gilbert said. “There’s at least two televisions there, computers, propane tanks, broken bottles and shell casings. We know it’s going to be messy out there. It is every year.” The guys arranged a get together, deciding to get things done since the sun seems to be back to stay, and started cleaning and raking the area. They weren’t too far into the process when three guys showed up, rifles ready for a day of target practising. The men pulled up, saw what the group of CORE instructors were up to, and pulled away. Typical, Gilbert thought. About a half hour later another couple of guys showed up, ones Gilbert got to know as John and Frank. “Without so much as a by-your-leave, they started pitching in,” Gilbert said. The two men make the CORE instructor’s day. After filling several trucks with trash, the new friends enjoyed an afternoon target shooting, and the two newcomers to the sport got the benefit of almost a century of experience as they coached them along what had become a pleasant get together. Gilbert said he’d really like to thank John and Frank for their help. He added the group would also appreciate that those who venture into a natural area for

whatever reason this year take whatever garbage they bring away with them when they go. “We don’t like picking up your mess,” Gilbert said. He added John and Frank changed the way he and his buddies thought that day, but it wasn’t the only good deed he was party to recently. While teaching a CORE course at the Spruce City Wildlife facility, he mislaid an envelope with several hundred dollars in it, fairly certain it had gone out with the trash. Then he got a call from Rick Heim. “He found it and phoned and said ‘here’s your money’,” Gilbert said with a grin.


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Services THE BEST… Accounting Firm_____________________________________ Bank/Credit Union/Trust Company ________________________ Barber Shop _______________________________________ Catering Company ___________________________________ Chiropractor _______________________________________ Computer System Support _____________________________ Dance Studio _______________________________________ Day Spa __________________________________________ Dog Obedience School ________________________________ Dry Cleaner ________________________________________ Family Photographer _________________________________ Fitness Facility ______________________________________ Funeral Services ____________________________________ Hair Salon / Stylist ___________________________________ Hotel/Motel ________________________________________ Insurance Agency____________________________________ Investment Planning Company __________________________ Law Firm __________________________________________ Local Summer Camp _________________________________ Massage Therapist___________________________________ Place for Music Lessons _______________________________ Personal Trainer [Full Name] ____________________________ Pet Grooming_______________________________________ Pharmacy _________________________________________ Photo Finishing Center ________________________________ Physiotherapist _____________________________________ Reception/Banquet Location ____________________________ Store to buy a Cell Phone ______________________________ Tanning Salon ______________________________________ Travel Agency ______________________________________ Veterinarian ________________________________________

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Sports & Recreation THE BEST… Beach (within 1 hr. of PG) ______________________________ Children’s Playground ________________________________ City Park __________________________________________ Dog Park __________________________________________ Lake for Boating ____________________________________ Lake for Fishing _____________________________________ Lake for Kayak/Canoeing ______________________________ Lake for Swimming __________________________________ Location for Wedding Photos ___________________________ Place to Mountain Bike________________________________ Provincial / Regional Park ______________________________

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Bank Teller ________________________________________ Barista ___________________________________________ Bartender _________________________________________ Cashier ___________________________________________ Car Salesperson ____________________________________ City Hall Staff Person _________________________________ Local Volunteer [Full Name] ____________________________ Local Sports Team ___________________________________ Local Athlete [Full Name and Team] ______________________ Local Artist ________________________________________ Mechanic _________________________________________ Photographer - Baby _________________________________ Photographer - General _______________________________ Photographer - Wedding _______________________________ Realtor (Local) ______________________________________ Receptionist _______________________________________ Restaurant Waiter/Waitress_____________________________ Taxi Driver _________________________________________

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Robin Hood and Capt. Hook cross swords during rehearsals for PGSS’ upcoming production of Peter Pan.

Peter Pan plays at PGSS Drama students at Prince George Secondary School (PGSS) were in the midst of rehearsals this week preparing for their latest production, an adaptation of the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan. The play opened May 15 and runs until Saturday at Vanier Hall. Tickets are at the door. Students led by drama instructor Steve Baker, have given this well-known and much loved play their own flair and brought to the stage memorable characters – Peter Pan, Wendy, Jon, Michael, Captain Hook, The Lost Boys of Neverland, The Pirates, Tinker Bell and of course, loveable Nana. The actors and stage crew have worked hard for weeks on all aspects of the play from set construction, lighting, and amazing array of professionally made costumes along with realisticlooking props, scenery and accessories. The PGSS production of Peter Pan runs May 15 through 18 at Vanier Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Curtain at 7 p.m. Presented by 99.3 The Drive.


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Playbill VAISAKHI PARADE The Guru Nanak Darbar Society of Prince George invites the community to join Sikhs as they celebrate Vaisakhi on Saturday, May 18. Nagar Kirtan – Vaisakhi Parade procession starts at 10 a.m. from 4298 Davis Road and stops at the CN Centre for announcements, displays and food booths including traditional foods such as samosas as well as pizza, sweets and refreshments. Event takes place between 12:30 to 2 p.m.

CHINESE HISTORY Judy Campbell from Barkerville will be giving a presentation on Barkerville’s Travelling Exhibit to China and Prince George’s Jane Wei Liang with discuss Chinese immigration and contributions to Prince George at the Prince George Public Library Thursday, May 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bob Harkins Branch. Local history chronicles the lives of those who have lived in our regions over time, from First Nations peoples to settlers to early entrepreneurs.


There will be a Fathers’ Day Breakfast and a Bake Sale at the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre at 1692-Tenth Ave. on Sunday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Johnny Mac Williams entertains the crowd on George St. as the Farmers’ Market gets into full swing on Saturday.

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Me and my 3D experience Technology has come a long way since my fraternity friends and I sat with our ghoulish 3-D glasses with the red plastic inserts watching a horror movie – Flesh for Frankenstein or Jaws? I can’t recall the title – all I remember is that vomit, blood and guts looks much more real when you can view all sides of it and feel like it’s coming right at you. So this week as a special treat for the hard working Free Press carriers, they got invited to see Iron Man 3 in 3-D at our local theatre. I was invited to go because they had extra tickets. I am a little new to the latest 3-D experience which changes faster than the speed of light. But I joined the little legs line-up outside the theatre and prepared to enjoy the show. We were issued our glasses and took our seats. Robert Downey Jr. never looked so good – or at least his heavy metal armor clanging and clamping onto all parts of his body never looked so good. His character’s love interest Gwynneth Paltrow can withstand the close scrutiny of the camera lens, even in 3-D because she is after all, the most beautiful woman in the world. No matter what the tabloids say. As arts and entertainment reporter whose opinion holds some considerable weight with the younger set, I’d give Iron Man 3 a two thumbs up in three dimensions.

blankly. “The show is in 3-D. You don’t have a choice. The only choice is that you can choose not to put on the glasses to watch TERESAMALLAM the show. But they are issued when you walk I wish I could say into the theatre.� the same for the new Oh. So that’s how it big screen adaptation is. I felt the Snickers of Scott Fitzergerald’s bar going soft in my The Great Gatsby sweaty hand. What which opened this I discovered is that week. Alas, I am still there is something choking on confetti a lot different about and pulling metallic seeing nature up close butterflies out of my and personal in an hair. IMAX theatre than I will begin with a Real ID3D. I little conversation I don’t mind watchhad with the woman ing a beaver diving at the concession under his house of stand. We talked not about sticks in 3-D or seeing penguins perform but the outrageous price I am not sure I want of popcorn and pop, to see movie stars in or what penalty I 3-D. might face for surIt takes away the reptitiously slipping illusion. my Snickers bar out In The Great Gatsby, of my pocket in the I could see every darkened theatre. No, pore on Leonardo it was when she told me it costs $3 more for DiCaprio’s boyish face, every nose hair 3-D. I’m on a budget on Toby Maguire and so I said I’d take mine every three-dimenstraight up without sional dark mole on 3-D effects, thanks. the beautiful face She looked at me

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After last season’s disappointments due to mechanical challenges, the Little Prince passed all of its necessary steam tests and is certified to accept passengers for the season. Dave Warden and Marcel Gauthier of the British Columbia Safety Authority were in town this week to qualify two engineers and the engine for passenger operations. “Without the assistance and tutelage of Dave Warden from the Safety Authority this railway would not be operating,” said Tracy Calogheros, Exploration Place CEO, in a press release. “He has gone above and beyond to make sure that this, and future,

VAISAKHI 2013 NAGAR KIRTAN – VAISAKHI PARADE SATURDAY May 18th, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THE GURU NANAK DARBAR SOCIETY OF PRINCE GEORGE invites the community of Prince George to join Sikhs as they celebrate Vaisakhi Parade Procession starts at 10:00 a.m. from 4298 Davis Road (Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara) and stopping at the CN Centre for announcements, displays and food booths including: samosa’s, pizza, sweets and refreshments between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

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generations of Prince George residents will be able to ride the rails in Fort George Park.” The train had been off the rails from 2006 to 2011 undergoing repairs and restorations coming back to operate for most of a season in 2011. At start-up in 2012 it was discovered that the two 100-year-old steam injectors had failed and would have to be replaced. That process took several months as the parts simply didn’t exist anywhere and had to be fabricated. By the time the injectors had been replaced and the engineers had qualified to take passengers, the 2012 season was, for all intents and purposes over. The Prince did carry Ph o to Sub mitte d more than 3,000 passengers during The Little Prince is ready. the Thanksgiving long weekend in $15,000 to the pro- undertaking for the 2012 and is hoping to jected $70,000 annual Museum and we are welcome more than operating budget so grateful for the help 20,000 this summer. for the train in 2013. of all of our partners,” The City of Prince Many local businesses said Calogheros, “not George owns the 24” are helping to defray to mention the undergauge steam engine, operating costs, keep- standing of the public which is operated ing passenger fares to as we’ve worked our by the Exploration only $2 per person, per way through the labyPlace on their behalf. ride, all season long. rinth of mechanical, The city contributed “This is a major safety and regulatory mazes. “We are excited to hear the steam whistle in the Park again this season and are looking forward to welcoming all passengers on Saturda. Everybody do your sun dance for the weekend.” The train will operate from noon until 4 p.m. every SaturWalk to Fight Arthritis day and Sunday and th each statutory holiday Monday of the summer, weather permitting. The train will not be operating on the weekend of June 1-2. It’s YOUR move. Register today at Please call the or call 1.866.414.7766 museum before you come down to the PAR TI C I PATI NG SPONSORS: park if you are unsure about the weather on any given day. 250562-1612

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Shorts AWARD WINNERS PacificSport Northern BC held its fourth annual Fan the Flame dinner on Friday evening at the Coast Inn of the North. During the event, athletes were recognized for winning Rising Star awards. The winners were: Emma Balazs (track and field, cross country running), Mercedes Van Koughnett (basketball), Jamie Macdonald (speed skating) and Patti Knezevic (curling). Emily Dickson was named the Athlete of the Year for her efforts in biathlon. Bill Laing of the Northern Edge Snowboard Club in Mackenzie was named Coach of the Year. Caledonia Nordic biathlon team coach Pierre Beaudry was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement in Coaching award.

ROAD RUNNERS The Prince George Road Runners are holding another event. The Gathering is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. at Masich Place Stadium. The event includes a kids run and a 5 km walk or run.

JUDO Prince George judokas will be represented at the Ontario Open Judo Championships on Saturday and Sunday as part of Team BC. Taylor Rowland (Hart Judo Academy), Taylor Schaus (Prince George Judo Club) and Braden Edwards (Prince George Judo Club) will be among the athletes at the event. Bruce Kamstra and Aline Strasdin will be on the coaching staff. The national judo championships are scheduled for July 4 to 7 in Richmond.

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Players chase after the ball during a U11/12 Future Stars girls soccer game on Saturday at the Rotary Soccer Complex. Saturday marked the opening day of the 2013 Prince George Youth Soccer Association outdoor season.


Northern Eagles hope to soar at home ALISTAIR MCINNIS

Anticipation for this moment on the gridiron has been building for a few months. Members of the Prince George Northern Eagles will hit the grass for their first home game in the B.C. Football Conference Tier 2 league this weekend. There’s been no shortage of hype about the occasion, the team having already played four road games in its inaugural season. The Northern Eagles will host North Delta on Sunday, 11 a.m. at Masich Place Stadium. “It’ll be exciting for the guys to play the first junior football game in Prince George as a Prince George team,” Northern Eagles offensive coordinator Ryan Bellamy says. “A lot of them, it’s exciting for them to get back out there and play on Masich where they played their high school games and just an opportunity to play in front

of the hometown that’s always been good to them.” Two other teams, Richmond and South Delta, round out the BCFC Tier 2 loop. The Northern Eagles sport a 1-3 record, while North Delta leads the four-team standings at 3-1. “We were hoping to be 2-2. We lost a couple of games that we easily could’ve been on the other end of it,” Bellamy says. “Player numbers and injuries, it happened and it’s part of the game so we expected some of it. We’re not disappointed with where we’re at.” Members of the Northern Eagles met at the Northern Sport Centre in February and trained indoors to prepare for the season. The kicked off the campaign on April 14, a defeat in Richmond. After a bye weekend, the Northern Eagles recorded their first victory on April 28 against South Delta. They’ll try and snap a two-game losing streak

on Sunday, having lost against North Delta on May 5 and Richmond on Sunday. North Delta sits atop the standings and defeated the Northern Eagles in their first meeting. Bellamy knows they’re in for a challenge. “It was really close up until three minutes before halftime,” he says of the May 5 contest. “Just a few defensive errors, mistakes by inexperienced guys and football related mistakes where coverage got messed up and gave up some quick points. Guys got a bit down on themselves but they picked themselves up, played a good second half.” With only six regular-season games on their schedule, the Northern Eagles will be back at their home field the following weekend. They welcome South Delta to Masich Place Stadium on May 26. All four teams advance to the playoffs. Semifinals will be on

June 2, with the league championship final slated for June 16 in Richmond. The Northern Eagles will charge an admission fee of $2 for Sunday’s game. The funds go back into the football program to offset operating expenses. Monday marks the Victoria Day holiday. Bellamy expects a decent turnout, despite the challenges they may face drawing spectators with May long weekend known as the first major camping weekend of the year in north-central B.C. He says the admission price is good bang for the buck. “We’re hoping for a good turnout, that’s why we’re going with the $2 admission, just give guys incentive to come out and watch, long weekend,” Bellamy says. “Hopefully some people have some free time to come out and watch. It’s going to be some good football, cheap admission price and people will get their bang for a couple of bucks.”


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For the Rated PG RollerGirls, this may have been the closest bout they’ve had. On Saturday evening at the Roll-A-Dome, the Prince George team was pushed to the limit by the Killbillies of Fort St. John’s Energetic City Roller Derby Association. They edged the Killbillies 208-186 in double overtime. “It was (close), and unexpected, very unexpected,” Rated PG RollerGirls member Alicia Lock (Lockdown) said. “We actually thought

we would win by quite a spread, but they definitely brought their game.” The game was the final women’s contest of the season at the Roll-A-Dome. But the Rated PG squad may be only entering the most exciting part of their season. The next couple of months have become more significant for the club with news that the Roller Derby Association of Canada west regionals on July 13 and 14 have been moved from Fernie to Prince George. The East Kootenay Roller Derby League announced

they were stepping down from hosting the regional tournament at the end of April. They were awarded the event in November 2012. The league’s reasoning behind stepping down related to a lack of fiscal or physical recourses required to stage the event. Lock said they’ve secured the Coliseum as the host site of the regional event, noting the Roll-A-Dome is too small for that competition. Eight teams, including the host RollerGirls, will compete at regionals. The event will include some of the

game’s top players, including members of Team Canada. “It’s nerve racking and exciting at the same time,” Lock said. Next week, the RollerGirls will head to Edmonton for an event on May 25. There’s been a movement to establish a co-ed roller derby team in Prince George. On June 29, the Rated PG Derby Association is holding its first co-ed game. For updates on the club, visit or search Rated PG RollerGirls on Facebook.

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Goaltending boosts NHL teams The first round of the Stanley 1.32 GAA and .950 SP. Josh Cup playoffs provides a special Harding of the Wild 2.94 GAA brand of hockey. This year was and .911 SP. no exception, with three series LA over St. Louis in 6: Jonalasting the full seven games and than Quick of the Kings 1.58 another two going six. GAA and .944 SP. Brian Elliott of Traditionally, rounds the Blues 1.90 GAA and .919 SP. two and three are a letDetroit over Anaheim in 7: down in comparison. This is the only first round series Perhaps, the first round offers where the losing goalie had betthe excitement of knowing you ter stats, but Jonas Hiller of the have one, or more favourite Ducks gave up more soft goals at teams to cheer. However, as crucial times than Jimmy HowMaple Leafs fans can attest, this ard of the Red Wings. Hiller 2.46 may not be the case as the con- GAA and .917 SP. Howard 2.74 tenders dwindle. GAA and .911 SP. Perhaps, hockey pool picks Eastern Conference: contribute to the Ottawa over Monenjoyment, and the treal in 5: Craig fun is lost when Anderson of the players disappear Hart Senators 1.80 GAA after each round Beat and .950 SP. Carey from your roster. Price of the Habs HARTLEYMILLER Perhaps, it is 3.26 GAA and .894 because the first round offers SP and his replacement Peter multiple games each night. In Budaj 6.67 GAA & .774 SP. other words, there’s usually Pittsburgh over NY Islandsomething good to watch. ers in 6: Tomas Vokoun of the Perhaps, it’s the lure of the Penguins 1.41 GAA and .957 upset. The anticipation of the SP. Marc-Andre Fleury of Pittslower seed beating the higher burgh 3.40 GAA and .891 SP. seed is always greater in the Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders opening round. 4.44 GAA and .842 SP. Perhaps, it’s because gimNYR over Washington in 7: micks like three-point games Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangand shootouts are replaced with ers 1.65 GAA and .947 SP. Braden real overtime. Holtby of the Capitals 2.22 GAA Each series contains intan- and .922 SP. gibles. Raw emotion was visBoston over Toronto in 7: ible between the Senators and Tuukka Rask of the Bruins 2.32 Habs while the highs and lows GAA and .933 SP. James Reimer were never more evident than of the Leafs 2.88 GAA and .933 in the Boston-Toronto match-up SP. where the Leafs became the first What a difference a year team to blow a three-goal third makes! In the 2012 Stanley Cup period lead in a Game 7. Yes, playoffs home teams only went passion was sparked in many 39-47. In the first round this year ways in the Conference quarter- home teams were 30-17, howfinals. ever visitors went 2-1 in game 7s. It may seem simplistic 17 of the 47 games in round one but the team with the bet- went into overtime, breaking ter goaltending advanced. the record of 16 set last year. Here’s a quick snap shot: ## Western Conference: The Night of Champions boxSan Jose over Vancouver in 4: ing card lived up to the hype Antti Niemi of the Sharks 1.86 as most of the 10 bouts were Goals against Average (GAA) well matched. The 1,200 fans and .937 Save Percentage (SP) in were very vocal and supportive the series. Cory Schneider of the to Bob Pegues, who did not Canucks 4.62 GAA and .880 SP disappoint in his first bout in and Roberto Luongo of Vancou- 38 years. The 59-year-old Pegver 2.57 GAA and .915 SP. ues, who runs the Inner City Chicago over Minnesota in 5: Boxing Club, was cheered on Cory Crawford of the Hawks by many family members and

friends. He relived his youth when he scored a 4-1 decision over Mickey Sims. Pegues was also aided by having his daughter, Becky in his corner. After the first round, Becky couldn’t wait to give dad a big kiss. That added inspiration helped Bob persevere. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pegues fight again. He indicated he has that itch back and has never been as fit since his 20s. Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra of Inner City had their hands full with Tacoma opponents and the judges made the right call. Lally barely beat Hector Rendon and Seehra was a bit overpowered by Nick Jefferson. Fans appeared pleased with the efforts from all 20 participants who seemed very respectful of their opponents, officials and the crowd. Among those at ringside was former Spruce Capital Boxing coach & PG Sports Hall of Famer Boyd Baine. Boyd has had some health concerns recently but plans to judge fights again. The P.G. boxing scene is much more complete with the wellrespected Baine having a front row seat. FROM THE QUOTE RACK: An Australian man who was clinically dead for 40 minutes has been brought back to life by a brand new resuscitation technique. However, Peyton Manning says he has no plans to give up his Comeback Player of the Year award. Contributor Bill Littlejohn of South Lake Tahoe, California The Maple Leafs absolutely put on a clinic – on how it is possible to play hockey with two hands wrapped tightly around your own neck. Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California (www. Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller

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He’s coached the U.S. team at the Olympics and guides one of the most successful clubs in North America. Tacoma Boys Club coach Tom Mustin has also build a relationship with the Inner City Boxing Club. He wants to see coach Bob Pegues, elite A team member Kenny Lally and national silver medalist Jag Seehra back in Tacoma, Wash. for

an event. “Now next year (Pegues) wants to bring a full team down. He wants to bring a full team to the Golden Gloves, but then I’m going to talk to some people when I get back,” Mustin said on Saturday evening, shortly after the Night of the Champions card wrapped up at the Northern Sport Centre. “If he’s bringing a full team from Canada down, maybe we can put together a full team from U.S. and go B.C. against Washington and fight at the casino down there.” Pegues said they would return to Tacoma. “The minimum that’s happening, and I already got the nod from Boxing BC, is I’m taking a B.C. team down to the Tacoma Golden Gloves (in January).” A relationship between the two clubs has developed since January. Pegues contacted Mustin expressing an interest in entering his boxers in the Tacoma Golden Gloves. As an invite only event, the Inner City club couldn’t enter the card on its own. Once they received the invite to Tacoma, Wash., Pegues was already working on a deal to

bring a couple of Tacoma Boys Club members north to Prince George to box on Saturday night’s card. Nick Jefferson met Jag Seehra in a 64 kg senior elite bout, a rematch from their tilt in January. Hector Rendon accepted the opportunity to battle Lally in a 60 kg tilt. Jefferson defeated Seehra in both matches, by split decision at the Tacoma Golden Gloves and majority decision at Night of the Champions. On Saturday evening, Lally defeated Rendon by split decision, his first match against the Tacoma, Wash. boxer. In Tacoma, Lally came out victorious against Jerrell Barbour. “We have such a good relationship now. When we went down there, they took care of us,” Lally said. “They took care of us. And they’re such close fights, and it’s nice. Great guys, great guys.” At only 18 years old, Rendon is one of the top boxers in North America. Lally, 23, called him one of the toughest opponents he’s faced. The Prince George visit had just ended and Rendon was already off to another tournament, competing in this week’s National Golden Gloves in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Tacoma Boys Club has a long history. Pegues said the club’s reputation as one of the top gyms in North America dates back to his days of boxing in the 70s. Although the club has seen participation numbers decline, it continues producing some of the COME IN FOR YOUR PERSONALIZED top amateur boxers. “There’s a lot of SHOE FITTING TODAY! depth on that team. If Hector is busy, there will be somebody else for Kenny,” Pegues said. Mustin wouldn’t pinpoint a date on the previous time he travelled north of the border for a boxing card, but said it was a long time ago. He was impressed by the response on Saturday evening, with about 1,200 spectators adidas • asics • balega • brooks • icebreaker • merrell taking in the Night of mizuno • new balance • salomon • saucony • sugoi the Champions. “You saw the crowd got all into it and stuff,” S P O R T S Mustin said. “We • wouldn’t be opposed 1655A 15th Ave (Across from Parkwood Mall) 250-612-4754 to doing it again.”


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Deadlines for Friday issue: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, a visionary non-profit society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 43 years. We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization:

IPG takes job fair to an online audience Employers searching for qualified employees have the opportunity to take part in a different kind of job fair. Initiatives Prince George (IPG) is hosting an Online Job Fair on June 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to connect local employers with new Canadians living in Metro Vancouver. “What’s really unique about the Prince George Online Job Fair is that it does not require the travel and accommodation costs that are associated with traditional job fairs,” said Heather Oland, Chief Executive Officer of Initiatives Prince George. “The

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cost of a virtual booth is only $350.00, making this job fair perfect for businesses with small recruitment budgets.” Through a web portal designed specifically for the Online Job Fair, participating employers will talk with potential employees living in Metro Vancouver about job openings, accept resumes and conduct interviews. Employers who register for the job fair will receive training on how to use the web portal prior to the event. IPG has partnered with immigrant service providers in Metro Vancouver who are actively promoting the Online Job Fair and encouraging their large networks of job seekers to participate. These job seekers are very motivated because they have a varied set of skills and are ready to work, but are currently unemployed or underemployed. The Online Job Fair is possible through a $60,200 grant awarded to IPG through the Employer Innovation Fund (EIF) that is overseen by Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) and funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. “IPG’s Online Job Fair will go a long way to give Prince George employers new and effective ways to address their labour needs skills by tapping into BC’s skilled immigrant talent pool,” said Kelly Pollack, Executive Director of IEC-BC. “We are pleased to play a role in fostering solutions, building connections and being a champion to help employers attract and retain immigrants.” Businesses interested in participating in the Online Job Fair need to register for a virtual booth at www.

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Home Sharing AiMHi -One Community – One Vision Interested in a rewarding and Ňexible lifestyle? Home Sharing is an amazing way to help others and give back to the community. Home Sharing Contractors oīer people with a developmental disability a supporƟve living experience. We are currently seeking a full Ɵme care giver for a 20 year old young man, who is full of smiles, loves listening to music, watching movies, swimming, bowling, bocce ball in the park, and going for walks around the neighborhood. He communicates through gestures and understands simple instrucƟons. He laughs when he is amused and happy. He uses a wheelchair for his mobility needs. He likes to keep busy and would require someone to be with him 24 hours a day. If you would like to learn more about caring for this young man or other adults, please contact Home Sharing Coordinator at 250-564-6408 ext 251, or e-mail

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Camp Counsellor/Life Guard: Closing date: May 24, 2013 A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s website at (click on Join Our Team / Careers). To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to: Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: Applications will be accepted until dates noted on postings, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre

Now accepting applications for the term position of Finance Clerk commencing immediately and concluding in the fall of 2014. The Finance Clerk will be responsible for payables, receivables, payroll and other related functions within the Museum. Monthly reports to the CEO, tax remittances and participating in an annual audit will also form part of the successful candidates duties. Accuracy is of the utmost importance in this role.

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

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HWY (M/T): 5.3L/100KM CITY (M/T): 8.0L/100KM





HWY (A/T): 7.1L/100KM CITY (A/T): 10.4L/100KM


+ PAY 60











+ 60 DAYS


*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty.



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bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $500 down payment. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Forte LX + AT with a purchase price of $21,602.



THE NEW 2014

HWY (M/T): 6.2L/100KM CITY (M/T): 9.4L/100KM




$1,800 down payment. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Rondo LX MT with a purchase price of $23,482.

bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $1,195 down payment. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD with a purchase price of $28,482.

Gustafsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kia North 1912 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20th Avenue, Prince George, BC (250) 563-7949

Offer(s) available on select new 2014 models through participating dealers to qualiďŹ ed customers who take delivery by May 31, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and ďŹ nancing options also available. 'â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Pay For 60 Daysâ&#x20AC;? offer is a 60-day payment deferral and applies to purchase ďŹ nancing offers on all 2014 models. No interest will accrue during the ďŹ rst 30 days of the ďŹ nance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. See your Kia dealer for full details. Offer ends May 31, 2013. Some conditions apply and on approved credit. &Bi-weekly ďŹ nance payment O.A.C. for new 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BE)/2014 Forte Sedan LX+ AT (FO743E) based on a selling price of $28,482/$21,602 is $169/$129 with an APR of 3.49%/2.99% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,487/$6,486 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ÂĽLease offer available on approved credit on new 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) is based on monthly payments of $249 for 48 months at 1.9% APR with a $1,800 down payment/equivalent trade, security deposit and ďŹ rst monthly payment due at lease inception. Excludes $350 lease administration fee due at time of delivery. Total lease obligation is $13,739 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $9,743. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance and $0.12/km for excess kilometres (other packages available). Licence, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Retailer may lease for less. See dealer for full details. 6Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Sorento EX V6 AWD (SR75HE)/2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Rondo EX LUX (RN756E) is $34,195/$26,195/$32,195 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,665/$1,485/$1,665, and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. Ă&#x2021;Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

Prince George Free Press, May 17, 2013  

May 17, 2013 edition of the Prince George Free Press

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