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A prescription drug sold as heroin may have killed two people in the city within the last five months, according to a press release from the Prince George RCMP. A public health warning was issued by the RCMP April 27 after Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic described as being about 100 times more potent than morphine, according to Wikipedia, was identified after tests were performed on street drugs seized by the police during a drug-trafficking investigation. “They are both opiates and look similar,” Cpl. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the RCMP said. “Investigators certainly believed it to be heroin, and it was seized as heroin.” Police also believe those in possession of it, who were selling it, thought it was heroin. “In speaking with those we allege were selling it, we believe they believed it to be heroin as well,” Douglass said, adding police don’t believe there was malicious intent. “They don’t want their customers to die. “It’s not a street drug. We don’t see it on the street. Somewhere along the line it ended up in the drug distribution system.” Once they realized what they thought was heroin came back as Fentanyl, one officer looked back at sudden deaths, Douglass said, adding the officer concentrated on known heroin users. Fentanyl appears to be the cause of death in two of those

cases. On May 17 the RCMP and the coroners service were provided with the lab test results conducted on two men who died who were known heroin users. Fentanyl appears to be the cause of both deaths, one that happened in November of last year and another this April. “We don’t know if they knew it was Fentanyl, but we suspect not,” Douglass said. “If they used their usual dose, certainly that increases their risk of death. Heroin is so strong as it is, and users would know how much to use to get the high they want.” Using that same amount of Fentanyl could mean an overdose. Douglass reminded the public there is no good way to indulge in heroin. “It is always a risk,” he said. “There is no way to control quality.” Besides the fluctuations in the purity of heroin and the question of what was used to cut it, now another drug, one far more potent, can cause overdoses. “We have to make a public plea,” Douglass said. “It might stop somebody, alter their routine, cause them to maybe use less. We have to get the word out. If even one stops this is worthwhile.” Douglass added the police have informed their partners about the drug, including people at the needle exchange centre and Northern Health, as well as other medical professionals. “We want to work with medical health professionals to try to get them into treatment,” Douglass said.

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Holding signs and chanting slogans like ‘understaffing’s gotta go’, more than 20 nurses marched to MLA Shirley Bond’s office Wednesday around noon, using a break from union meetings to remind Bond of contractual commitments made when an agreement was made and signed last year. “Keep your promise,” the nurses chanted while circling the door to Bond’s office. They cheered when Bond came out and spoke with them, thanking them for the respectful way they conducted their rally which included notifying her they were coming so she would be able to speak to their issues. She added after her husband’s health issues last year she is well aware of the importance of the profession as well as the calibre of health care available, thanks in part to nurses, in the north. “We should be expected to keep the promise,” Bond said. She reiterated the government said it would hire 2,000 more nurses in part and full-time positions and accepted a package listing the issue and concerns, promising to take it back to legislature with her to present to fellow MLAs. De Ly n d a PIL ON/F re e Pre s s Bond assured the nurses present the government intends to abide by their con- Members from the British Columbia Nurses Union rallied at Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond’s office Wednesday, calling on the newly elected Liberal government to keep promises made involving health care. tractual obligations.

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Adrian Dix is staying on as B.C. NDP leader while the party reviews its performance in the May 14 election and prepares for four more years in opposition. Dix didn’t specify a time frame for the election post-mortem, but said he will work to prepare the NDP opposition to hold the government to its election commitments. “I assure you this review will spare nothing and no one, least of all me,” Dix told a news conference in Vancouver Wednesday.

“It must address the strategy and tactics we employed in the election, and it must examine the fundamental question of who we are as a party and our relationship with the people of B.C.” Dix took responsibility for mishandling a campaign that began with the NDP expecting a strong majority government after four years of turmoil in B.C. Liberal ranks over the harmonized sales tax and other issues. He singled out as a significant error his surprise mid-campaign decision to turn against the proposal to expand the

Trans-Mountain oil pipeline that runs from northern Alberta to Burnaby and Washington state. Dix expressed no regret for avoiding negative advertising, although he was targeted by a long string of ads questioning his personal integrity and competence. He stood by his choice as an attempt to engage more voters, but the campaign didn’t deliver a significant increase in the 51 per cent participation rate of the 2009 vote. “I don’t believe last week’s results are the end of positive politics in B.C.,” Dix said. “The answer to the Liberals’ populist,

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walking alone into the Greenway trail system near the University of Northern BC on March 13, 2008. An aerial search and two very comprehensive ground searches with the assistance of the Prince George Search & Rescue Society and a Police Service Dog were conducted in the area where he was last seen, but no trace of Tony was ever found. Less than 10 days before he disappeared, Tony underwent cranial surgery as a result of being a victim of a vicious assault two years before. On May 13 of this year, two hikers located the remains of Anthony Carroll Lee in a wooded area located off a trail in the Greenway system. Investigators have not been able to determine cause of death and are once again asking the public’s help in the investigation. “We are asking anyone that may have information on the disappearance of Anthony Lee, to come forward and speak to investigators� says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George Detachment. “We hope someone will provide that little piece of information that can determine how and why Tony died.� If you have any information about Lee or his disappearance, contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers. bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips�.


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It was a perfect late spring afternoon with the sky blue as forget-me-nots, the sun warm on your shoulders, the heat lessened by a warm breeze that caught the scent of newly mown grass and emerald putting greens as it cooled you. Joni Mitchell’s voice filled the air, “On and on it seems to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone. They paved paradise and put in a parking lot.” For about 170 people who attended the Rally for Pine Valley, the song couldn’t have been more appropriate. With some wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘save Pine Valley’ and others donating money, it was a diverse crowd with children and seniors alike, some of the latter reminiscing on other days spent on the Par 3 course, laughing at an anecdote or two as they shared the stories of their lives. And the one thing common among all of those stories? All held Pine Valley as the backdrop. Don Chamberlain, chair of Friends of Pine Valley, spoke to the crowd, reminding them they have been fighting to save the par three course since 2007. They’ve gathered information and presented it to council, and even thought they won the

battle in 2010 when thousands of trees were planted in the green space, including one by the mayor of the time and local MLA’s. But the core services review came, and once again Pine Valley was being scrutinized as a recreational facility that might mean more if sold and the cash earned from that sale went into city coffers. Chamberlain disagreed, and he listed several reasons why selling Pine Valley was a bad idea. “To date there has been no public involvement in this, and there may never have been,” he said. Because it came to his attention Chamberlain put together presentations, none of which can be longer than 10 minutes, in a bid to keep the land public. He added many have said the city should not be in the golf course business, but pointed other cities, including Chase, Vancouver and Victoria, do. Edmonton does as well, and makes a profit from them. He added Pine Valley is not a competitor of other courses, but rather works as a feeder system. “It’s a feeder system for other courses that offer a more challenging game,” he said. He added Pine Valley, like Edmonton courses, could be

made profitable with an investment from the city, allowing them to put in a driving range. A new sprinkler system would add to future revenue, he said, and money put into it could be paid back. Chamberlain questioned the viability of selling Pine Valley, considering the city has 298 hectares of vacant commercial property and land available. “What happens to the value of city and private land out there?” Chamberlain asked, answering it would lower. He asked why the city is considering what he described as the fire sale of a property like Pine Valley, which provides green space in a city already short of it. Chamberlain encouraged people to talk to the councillors, many of whom attended the rally, and put whatever questions and concerns they have to them. Coun. Cameron Stolz, who attended the event, said he came to hear what those who wish to keep Pine Valley had to say. He added council is looking at the financial piece, waiting for staff to bring in a report on the operational side of things so they can see if it still looks like a good move. There are many other aspects of the issue council would need to discuss, he said, before any final decision is made.

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Pain for gain We heard some people around the city this week complaining about the traffic problems created by city workers. And yes, there were a larger number of detours and closed roads than normal. But if you’re going to complain about these traffic delays in the spring and summer, we hope you don’t complain about the potholes and poor roads at other times of the year. We live in a part of the province where the road repair ‘season’ can be quite short, and there’s always more than enough work to fill it. City crews hit the roads the first chance they get, with the list of needed repairs in hand, and do a great job of getting the work done well and quickly. A case in point was this week on 18th Avenue. A fair stretch of the road between Highway 97 and Ospika was closed as crews worked on a pair of intersections which definitely needed the work. Some people complained about having to take detours around the area to get from Point A to Point B. But after the first time you tried to use 18th Avenue that day (or heard about from someone who did), the easiest thing to do was plan ahead to avoid that stretch of road. By the end of the day on Wednesday, both intersections had been redone with nice flat pieces of pavement to drive on. We’ve gotten used to seeing traffic control situations in Prince George with all the construction going on. How many times has one or more of the lanes of traffic by the new RCMP building been closed for a day or two? We’re from Prince George. We accept (for the most part) that a little bit of inconvenience now is worth the lack of trouble over the next few years, thanks to the new construction. So the next time you find yourself being funneled into a new traffic pattern because of construction, don’t think of the present. Think of the future

Right on Target It is amusing, really. But, on the other hand, it is an indication Kamloops is open for business. Target, the American retail giant, announced on Monday, May 6, that it would open its Sahali Mall store the next day. While Kamloops’ media duly reported on the development online, on air and in the newspapers the following day, Target’s opening positively burned up social-media circles, with Facebook and Twitter filled with references to the Tuesday event. Sahali Mall’s parking lot, whose empty spaces have long outnumbered those occupied by steel and rubber, was, suddenly full — and it remained jam-packed from morning to night and into the next day. Kamloops is not a big city, but it is not a small town — yet the opening of a store can become an event in its own, a fact that speaks to the city’s endearing small-town character. Yes, it can be corny to see the masses flocking to Target on a hot night. But, it’s also comforting to know we have not succumbed to sophistication. Target’s arrival is good news to Sahali Mall and good news to the economy of Kamloops. Its addition to the city’s business landscape has been and continues to be complemented by a diverse mix of businesses that have added Kamloops to their roster. Mr. Mike’s is returning to the city and will soon open at Summit Drive and Columbia Street. Menchie’s the popular frozen-yogurt chain, will soon open two locations – in North Kamloops and in Sahali. And there is no doubt much more on the way. Don’t be surprised if each becomes a Target-like event. - Kamloops This Week

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Technology changes workplace numbers PAUL STRICKLAND Special to Free Press

Initiatives like the Foreign Temporary Worker Program and dubious freetrade agreements facilitating outsourcing are not the only reasons for the rapid erosion of earnings and job security for the middle class. Digital technology like the Internet has also played a role in zapping career-track family-wage jobs. Call centres and even some copy-editing work for large metropolitan papers have been outsourced overseas because of advanced communications satellites and the Internet, as unscrupulous multinational corporations stop at nothing. Computer enthusiasts and Silicon Valley intellectuals see nothing but good coming out of this and similar trends. “Computers will soon get so big and fast and the net so rich with information that people will be obsolete, either left behind like characters in Rapture novels or subsumed into some cyber-superhuman something,” says Jaron Lanier, historian of computer technology. He was paraphrasing the views of these cybernetic totalists in his book You Are Not a Gadget. Already in the past decade we have heard some politicians call for closing school libraries and eliminating teacher-librarian positions. Children can find all the information they need on the Internet without these expensive school personnel, such politicians reason. Many library jobs are in danger in North America as technologyoriented neo-liberals call for closing branch libraries and endorse other destructive measures. Postal workers represent

another occupational category threatened by the Internet. Many community college and university faculty positions may disappear as mass open online courses and global virtual universities take the place of traditional classroom instruction, says Stan Persky, Capilano University philosophy instructor, in his recent column, “It’s the End of the Semester . . . as we know it.” It appeared April 18 on Toronto writer Brian Fawcett’s news website, http://www.dooneyscafe. com. The Internet is killing off much of the traditional media, including some major American metropolitan dailies, Lanier and Thomas Frank, author of

What’s the Matter with Kansas?, agree. These papers are said to be operating on an obsolete business model, but much of the news on the Internet originates from facts verified by the still remaining traditional media outlets. Writers, musicians, photographers and other artists have been hard hit by the impacts of the Internet, the majority now scraping by on temporary piecework. But somehow these creative people still seem to need to pay rent and buy food, and make enough money to raise families, Lanier says. Technology has historically made some jobs obsolete but usually replaced them with more and better jobs. Now, with

the Internet, thousands upon thousands of jobs are being destroyed with few offering a living wage to replace them, and the trend is intensifying. “So we can look at musicians and artists and journalists as the canaries in the coal mine, and is this the precedent we want to follow for our doctors and lawyers and nurses and everyone else? Because technology will get to everybody eventually,” Lanier says in a recent salon.com interview with Scott Timberg, contributor to The New York Times. There will be severe social dislocations worldwide as hundreds of millions of workers in China and other countries are made redundant by advances in cheap

robotics, he adds in You Are Not a Gadget. Proponents of digital culture tend toward economic libertarianism and Ayn Rand-style antagonism towards social programs and measures to maintain income security. Such people, often in early middle age, say to those made jobless by technological change, “Society doesn’t owe anybody a job. Be entrepreneurial. Sink or swim. It’s a world of winners and losers. Too bad about the losers. We can’t help these people, who seem to have a sense of entitlement, without going bankrupt and Canada becoming another Greece.” These rugged-individualist libertarians seem to

forget that governmentfunded military and academic scientific research made the Internet and cyberspace possible. Lanier says democracy is threatened if too many people lose reliable employment. You need “a middleclass distribution of wealth and clout so the mass of people can outspend the top, and if you don’t have that, you can’t really have democracy,” he says in the interview with Timberg. “Democracy is destabilized if there isn’t a broad distribution of wealth . . . . “What we have to demand of digital technology is that it not try to be a perfect system that takes over everything,” Lanier concludes. He’s right.

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B.C. voters made right choice for the future Editor: The voters of British Columbia can be proud of the May 14 election results that saw us elect government rather than our traditional polarized politics that throws government out. To the pollsters and the NDP, the outcome showed the result of strong work ethics and the consistent message of the need for a strong economy from Christy

Clark. As a longtime supporter of the NDP I had to quit and proudly joined the Liberal party and worked hard to help ensure the Liberal vision for the province. I know a strong economy is needed to support services we need without raising income tax. Never assume the colour of an election sign will win an election over hard work

and a leader that has the ability and vision to lead this Province. Now that the election is over, I hope the NDP will work with Christy Clark and collectively move this province forward for the benefit of all, rather than a special interest group that is a minority of the working class in British Columbia. As a retiree I was proud to work 30 days straight at 12 or more hours per day

for no pay as the Liberals were the only party with a clear vision. Lots of other volunteers also endorsed and worked hard for our kids and grand kids. Great job to all that voted to take part of the democratic process. Someday, somebody will write a book on this historic election. Randy Holubosh Vanderhoof

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than $5,000 and placed on probation for three years. Adrien A.J. Voyer was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 28: Adrian L. Carlson was found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to seven days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Carlson was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to nine months in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Carl B. Charlie was found guilty of uttering threats and sentenced to 15 days in jail. Charlie was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and sentenced to 21 days in jail. Charlie was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Ian B. Clark was found guilty of assaulting a peace officer, sentenced to 21 days in jail to be served on an intermittent basis, placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence, and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Jarid A.D. Cunningham was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. Jamie R. Landolt was found guilty of mischief, placed on probation for three months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Saraiah R.M. Parker was found guilty of failing to attend court

when ordered to do so and four counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Jason J. Portice was found guilty of breach of recognizance and sentenced to six days in jail. Johnathan K. Hansen was found guilty of causing a disturbance and sentenced to 40 days in jail. Hansen was also found guilty of three counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 2: Norman S. Donaldson was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. Donaldson was also found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, fined $1,500 and prohibited from driving for one year. Vance J. Laboucane was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to one day in jail. Desmond R. Morrison was found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, sentenced to 39 days in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. Morrison was also found guilty of five counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to eight days in jail. Jennifer L. Mothus was found guilty of uttering threats, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Lyle W. Baker was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75.


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Search for Madison continues On Saturday, May 28, 2011, Madison “Maddy� Scott disappeared from a party at Hogsback Lake, approximately 25 km south of Vanderhoof. She was last seen at around 3 a.m that morning. Police located her tent and truck, but search efforts to date have not managed to find Madison, her keys or cellular phone. Investigators with the North District Major Crime Unit con-

tinue to actively investigate Maddy’s disappearance. We believe that someone has information concerning Maddy’s disappearance, and we continue to hope that they will come forward to help us determine what happened. To mark the second-year anniversary of Maddy’s disappearance, the Scott family is holding a Poker Ride on Saturday, May 25, out at Hogs-

back Lake. Further information can be found on the Help Find Madison Scott Facebook page or madisonscott.ca, as well as on the numerous event posters on display in the Vanderhoof and Prince George area. Anyone with information concerning Maddy’s disappearance is asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Thank God for small towns. Because the girl from smalltown Oklahoma took us by storm with her Blown Away Tour show at CN Centre Tuesday night. Country-rock singer, songwriter Carrie Underwood gave an absolutely awesome, all-out performance to thrill a sold-out crowd of 5,100. Having shot to superstar status following her 2005 American Idol win, Underwood has developed quite a fan base – with good reason. It’s a total package thing. She’s got a great voice, stage presence, charm and charisma. She’s sincere, sweet and sexy – all at the same time. No small feat, any woman will tell you. Underwood’s a glam gal for sure. A beautiful southern blonde belle with more costume changes – trademark cut-away evening gowns to hot pants to clingy tight jeans – than seems possible given the number of songs she pulled from her arsenal of hits and covers. I loved her heartfelt Temporary Home, high-octave Two Black Cadillacs, her love song Remind Me with Brad Paisley (seen on the big screen), and All American Girl – she sang ‘Canadian’ girl a few times as a nod to the Canadian leg of her North American tour. When I heard Underwood brought with her 16 trailers, I thought, ‘Wow, that girl is high maintenance.’ But after seeing the show with all its dazzling new technology, aerial cables and stunning visual effects, I can see why she needed all those trailers to transport it. Underwood took time to thank her Prince George fans and let them know how much she loves

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Superstar songstress Carrie Underwood performs for a sold-out crowd of 5,100 at CN Centre on Tuesday. what she does. A philanthropist who supports a number of causes, she told the crowd that $1 of every seat sale on the Canada tour will go to the Canadian Red Cross. The audience responded with wild applause. Her show totally hit it out of the ballpark for me. I’ve heard her sing before of course, on Idol and other TV performances, on the radio and on her CDs but in a live perfor-

mance, she’s an amazing powerhouse. The highlight for me (and for her too, she said) was the elaborate “hot air balloon” part of the show which brought her and members of her band up, up and away over the heads of the audience. That was followed with giant beach balls thrown out into the audience so they could enjoy tossing them around.

According to Wikipedia, the 30-year-old singer and musician – she plays piano and guitar – has sold more than 13 million albums and is outrageously popular with a huge fan base. After Tuesday night’s show at CN Centre, she no doubt has hundreds more. The female fan beside me knew the words to every one of her songs and during the show happily sang along while taking

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Prince George Public Library teen librarian Amy Dawley displays her Young Adult and Children’s Service award, which she received earlier this month from the British Columbia Library Association.

Dawley named best in B.C. “I talk to teens about what they’d like to see here. I work a lot with our Youth Advisory Group on what ideas they think will work and which won’t.� The award has already started paying off in one way for Dawley. “Before, I was going through the list of libraries in B.C., calling to find out if they had a teen librarian I could exchange ideas with. “Now, I know who most of them are. But I’m still the only one outside the Lower Mainland.�

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Amy Dawley knows what teens in Prince George go through. “What makes me passionate about my work,� says the teen librarian at the Prince George Public Library, “is that remember growing up as a teen in Prince George. I keep that foremost when I’m planning programs here.� That passion was recognized earlier this month at the British Columbia Library Association annual conference, where Dawley received the Young Adult and Children’s Service award. “The award was created last year, so this was just the second time it’s been given out.� Dawley was born and raised in the city, and received an undergraduate degree from UNBC. “I got a job as a reading advisor with the library, and I started crosstraining, working with teens. I started talking to them about the need for a teen librarian here.� Three years later, a thought occurred to her. “I decided I wanted to be a librarian, so I went back to school, and worked here s FREE EYEGLASS CLEANER well.� PICK WHICH SALE WORKS A couple of months FOR LIFE! after graduation, in BEST FOR YOU! January 2009, she got some resrictions apply the job as teen librarian. “A lot of thinking goes into the planning of the programs. I try to Spruceland Mall avoid duplicating services that are offered 250-564-0095 elsewhere, but I want Pine Centre Mall to make sure I’m reachS T OF PG 250-564-0047 BE ing as many different Toll Free: 1-855-564-0047 groups as possible.� 20 So she does the most 12/13 www.visionsoptical.com obvious thing.

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Ben Caplan has capped off 10 years of performing and record-

ing with a much-touted debut album. In The Time of the Great Remembering (a title he admits is a ‘mouthful’) won

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reviews and descriptions such as “rugged, raspy and roaring with charisma.” Caplan is a multiinstrumentalist known for his bold range of music which is spiced with a bit of melodrama. He will be performing a solo show at Artspace on June 16. On Wednesday he spoke with the Free Press. “This [PG venue] is one of the last set of dates in Canada on tour to support my debut album,” he said. “I’ll be performing solo at Artspace and I’m quite looking forward to it.” The talented musician began young, very young, to find his voice and love of instruments. Which came first? “My first instrument was the guitar. From there, I branched out to banjo and piano. The singing started much, much earlier (he laughs). I think I was one of those kids that was singing from the womb ... and I continued to develop an interest in the arts and music which eventu-

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Multi-talented musician Ben Caplan plays Artspace on June 16. ally led me to the glorious path of singer, songwriter.” Although he’s toured widely with his band, The Casual Smokers, he has not toured with them in Canada. “I’ve actually never done a full band tour in Canada. It’s quite difficult (and very expensive) to tour in this country – especially when I demand the top of the top performers and they are in high demand.” Solo shows allow for a greater intimacy with the audience, he says.

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“I think the number one difference for me between the solo show and the band show is there is obviously more energy on stage with the band, but solo shows allow you to have a more direct interaction with the audience. I get them all to myself. I actually do a significant amount of my touring solo.” Caplan has a unique look (as well as his sound) which has garnered him a bearded fan following. “I think the secret to developing a completely different look than other artists is not to set out to try to do that,” he jokes. “It’s just a natural expression of myself. Whether it’s a mixture of disdain for the clean-cut, metro, hyper-polished pop culture – or just a little laziness on the side...” Releasing his first album in 2012 was a highlight of his career, he says. “The Time of the Great Remembering is in many ways a ‘best of’ album of the first 10 years of songwriting,” he says. “[It came

about] with the help of the band that supported me and the arrangement of the songs that were developed slowly over several years, as I experimented with different instrumentations. Once I found my ideal line-up and instrumentation, I laid it [tracks] down.” How did he choose what songs to put on the album? “It was quite natural because I’d been performing a lot leading up to the recording of the album, and the songs that went on the album were the songs that over time became the core repertoire of the band.” As busy as he has been over the past year, it feels good, says Caplan. “I did a lot of touring in 2012, I did about 10 and one half months travelling. A big part of it for me is the opportunity to play for live audiences.” Ben Caplan plays Artspace above Books and Company on Saturday, June 16. Tickets are available at Books and Company.

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Ilia Dergousoff, 16, had a chance this year to discover a new culture and country and learn a second language. Along the way he also made new friends. The Duchess Park student returned home from a five-month exchange program in northern France facilitated by a local organization called Shecana International Schools Ltd. During one regular school semester, from September to January, Dergousoff lived with a French host family and attended a local school. What was the best part of the experience? “I think it was making some friends there,” Dergousoff told the Free Press on Wednesday. He also improved his Frenchspeaking skills. “There is a big emphasis on school and education there. School is a really big part of life and we would be in school from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. some days. You should have two years of French before you go but it really helped me [to learn faster] that all my classes were in French. The teachers didn’t really expect me to keep up with my other subjects – but in English class they wanted to hear me speak.” He also had time to take part in sports and do a little traveling in the region. “Soccer is a popular sport in the northern region where I was staying. It is mostly farm country up there,” he said. “I also got in a couple of trips to Paris and Belgium while I was there (as well as a side trip to Disneyland).” Students aged 14 to 18 who are high school students or recent graduates can apply through Shecana for the opportunity to learn the language, see the sights and learn about another culture by living and

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Exchange student Ilia Dergousoff, Shecana recruiter Nicole Beaucage and associate Samantha Nahrgang review travel material on Tuesday. attending school in more than a dozen countries including, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland and Australia. Teacher recommendations, transcripts and personal interview are all part of the application process. Shecana places about 20 to 30 students from Canada per year and even more in Canada. “We look for students who are really passionate about learning about another culture,” said Nicole Beaucage, Shecana recruiter and communications manager. “This is a full cultural experience which allows students to get involved in the community, or sports or groups and there are trips available. This is a reciprocal program so we also bring exchange students into Canada – about 100 to 140 students a year –

from other countries, mostly from Europe.” Beaucage said most of the overseas students are placed in schools and with host families in B.C., Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The high school exchange program helps guide qualifying students towards a rewarding experience by helping with things like passport and visa information, arranging for an approved host family and school placement, and having a supportive representative in the area where they live. The fee, which varies depending on the country, covers costs which include room, board, school placement, personal support and airfare. For more information on Shecana International Schools Ltd. and international student exchange opportunities, visit their website at www.shecana.ca.

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NUDF to build a centre Most people know about the work of the Northern Uganda Development Foundation (NUDF) and its efforts to build wells and bring clean water to poor villages in northern Uganda. The humanitarian organization founded in 2007 in Prince George is chaired by UNBC professor Dr. Chris Opio, who grew up in the poverty-stricken region of Oyam and knows first-hand how vital clean water is to everyday life. With 50 wells now established in the area, NUDF has as its next project a community centre called Canada House – Uganda which will house a training centre and medical facility. The fourth annual fundraiser African Dinner and Auction takes place June 1 and moneys raised from ticket sales will go towards completing the build-

ing. “Canada House – Uganda will be a complete community centre,” said Opio. “It will be multi-purpose place, a building for training local people about subjects such as farming, well management programs and working with women to give them new skills such as farming.” Clean water is critical to villagers and Opio says much of the training will centre around the storage and upkeep of wells funded and built by NUDF. A key part of the centre is the medical clinic and providing accommodation for volunteers from Canada who will be providing services – doctors, nurses and support staff. The June 1 fundraiser dinner will be a special event with video and slide presentations by medical doctors who

have worked in Uganda and know first-hand the challenges involved. Opio says guests will be treated to a traditional African beef dinner, “made in a special way” with a tasty sauce, accompanied by sweet potatoes, vegetables and salad. One of the highlights of the evening will be the silent auction which includes beautiful and colourful Ugandan artwork and handmade items. The fundraising African Dinner and Auction for Canada House – Uganda is on Saturday, June 1 at Novak Hall, 556 North Nechako (Parkhill Centre). Tickets are $40, available from Books and Company, Ave Maria and UNBC Bookstore. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information about NUDF visit their website at www.nudf.org.

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Shorts PGARA The wait for another stock car racing season is almost over. Opening Day at PGARA Speedway is scheduled for Saturday. The event will include the Inland Kenworth hornets, mini stocks and Richmond Steel street stocks. Time trials are set for 6 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

VONEUGEN RUN The 2013 Voneugen Birthday Fun Run unfolds on Sunday. The event wraps up at the Otway Nordic Centre, with six different starting points, distances of 81 km, 50 km, 42.2 km, 25 km, 19 km and 7.5 km. More information is available through the Prince George Road Runners’ website, online at www.pgroadrunners.ca. A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s

BASEBALL The Prince George LTN Contracting Peewee Knights recorded three wins in five games during a weekend baseball trip to the Okanagan. The Knights are a team of 2000- and 2001-born players from the Prince George Youth Baseball Association. They’re the host squad of this year’s AAA peewee provincial championships, scheduled for Aug. 8 to 11 at Spruce City Stadium.

LACROSSE The Prince George Posse finished fourth out of 12 Bantam A2 teams in the 2013 Hyack Lacrosse Tournament in New Westminster on the weekend. The team was undefeated after four round robin games. They lost to Coquitlam in the semifinals and fell short against Burnaby in the bronze-medal game.

Children work their way around the track at Masich Place Stadium on Sunday during a kids race. The event was part of the Gathering, put on by the Prince George Road Runners.

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Arm wrestling isn’t a money sport in Canada. Dan Gallo knows that better than most people. The Prince George resident, who turns 29 next month, has trained and competed for nearly a decade. He may carry an impressive trophy collection. But unlike other sports, big wins don’t equal big bucks. “Why am I going to keep spending all of this money? I have four national titles, I’ve won nine at provincials now,” he says. Like other people pursuing their passion, Gallo has chased success on his own dime. You can’t put a price tag on championship wins, and Gallo has been willing to spend thousands of dollars over the years to compete at the highest level. Gallo faces the additional challenge of living in Prince George,

an eight-hour drive from any vious years. major metropolitan centre. While “A lot of guys didn’t even he makes a decent living as a show up to provincials this year mechanic, he owns property in just for the fact that it’s getting to the region and is married with a be a waste of money, where you couple of pet pugs. can go to the states,” Gallo says. Facing money “A lot of the guys challenges, Gallo is will just drive down leaning towards not to the states and go to entering this year’s the big money tourCAWF (Canadian naments down there, Arm Wrestling Fedand they’re starting eration) national to hand out big, big b championships, bucks.” scheduled for June Gallo moved up a 28 to 30 in Timmons, weight class to comOnt. At nationals, the pete in 198-lb. righttop two finishers in and left-arm divisions Dan Gallo each weight category at provincials. He took - Arm wrestler will qualify for the second place with his 2013 World Champileft arm, and finished onships in Gdynia, Poland. fourth in the right arm competiHaving nationals in eastern tion. Anthony Dall’Antonia won Canada and Worlds in Poland both divisions. has affected interest provincially Another Prince George arm this year. Gallo competed in the wrestler, Alex Maritsas ended up 37th B.C. championships on Sun- ahead of Gallo in the 198-lb. right day in Kelowna, and notes that arm division. He took third place the turnout was lower than pre- in the category. Adam Fillion and

Cole Monkman also represented the city, entering 199-lb. and over categories. Fillion had a firstplace finish in a left arm amateur division, while Monkman was runner-up in right- and left-arm amateur categories. Staying motivated may seem challenging with the lack of financial support. But Gallo remains committed to the sport. He’s planning to visit Alberta this fall for the 2013 Mayhem in the Mall event on Oct. 19 at West Edmonton Mall. Gallo notes that the Mayhem in the Mall has already received a commitment from John “The Perfect Storm” Brzenk, an American arm wrestling legend. Brzenk, 48, has been nearly undefeated in more than 25 years competing. He enters the heavyweight (199 pounds and over) division. “He is basically the best guy in the world. The last couple of years, he’s had a few more issues with injuries and stuff like that,” Gallo says.


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play some extra time. It’s tough,” he says. “The big-bodied guys on our team, they’re logging a lot of minutes and we’re lucky that we’ve got some good experienced guys playing those spots who are able to pull those kind of minutes.” Sunday’s game should attract more fans than the Eagles’ home opener, which drew about 120 spectators. Victoria Day presented challenges for

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You could refer to this gridiron clash as the final pre-playoff tune-up. Sunday’s football game between the Prince George Northern Eagles and Richmond may also be a semifinal preview. At 1-4, the Eagles are still hopeful they can finish third in the four-team B.C. Football Conference Tier 2 juvenile league. Game time for their meeting with Richmond is set for 11 a.m. at Masich Place Stadium. The Eagles, Richmond, North Delta and South Delta all advance to playoffs. But the match-ups have yet to be determined. Semifinals will be held June 2 in the Lower Mainland, with the league championship game on June 16 in Richmond. When the Eagles play Richmond, it will mark their first head-to-head game since the beginning of the season. Richmond was victorious in that contest, April 14 in the Lower Mainland. The Eagles followed their first victory of the season, a triumph over South Delta on April 28, with a trio of losses. After defeats on the road against North Delta (May 5) and South Delta (May 12), the Eagles lost 32-6 to North Delta on Sunday in their home

the team, many Prince George residents taking advantage of the holiday Monday to leave the city for the long weekend. “It’s good football, good quality so hopefully there will be some people who come out and watch,” Bellamy says. 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.

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Members of the Prince George Northern Eagles and North Delta Longhorns battle for a loose ball during Sunday’s football game at Masich Place Stadium. The Longhorns outscored the Eagles 32-6 in the contest. opener. Six weeks have passed since their season opener, and the Eagles will be trying to even the score against Richmond in their season series. “We’ve come a long way as a team, we’ve finessed a lot of stuff. It’ll be a good game. We match up really well against them size and skill wise,” Eagles offensive coordinator Ryan Bellamy says. “It was tough for our guys making that adjustment for the first game when we played them the

first time. The way we played them in the second half, we were the more physical football team, we dictated the pace, moved the ball a lot so we’re hoping to build off of that” In their latest game, North Delta built a substantial lead and never looked back. When the Eagles recorded their only touchdown of the game, late in the first half, they were already trailing by a wide margin. The victory improved North

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Athletes set track records in Kamloops A couple of Prince George athletes made a major impact at the Kamloops Centennial Meet on the weekend by setting track records. Emma Balazs set a new mark in the 2,000m steeplechase, while Brooklyn Stauffer set a record in the 300m dash. Both athletes were among nine from Prince George who won double gold. Balaz also took top spot in the 1,500m run while Stauffer finished first in the 200m dash. Balazs won the women’s 18- and 19-year-old 2,000m steeplechase with a time of seven minutes and 16.9 seconds (7:16.9). Stauffer clocked in at 49.48 in the

12-year-old girls’ 300m dash. Other double gold medalists included 19-year-old Josh Hewitt (400m and 800m runs), 18-year-old Zac Matyas (5,000 and 1,500m runs), 17-year-old Calry Frenkel (long jump and triple jump) and 16-yearold Carlee Campbell (high jump and javelin). Fifteen-year-old Omar Medina captured the title in the boys’ 200m dash and long jump. Amanda Heinze, 13, was first in shot put and javelin. Casidy Campbell, 10, won shot put and javelin events. Other gold medalists

championships began Thursday and continue today at Masich Place Stadium. On Saturday, the PGTFC welcomes Canadian Olympian Gary Reed to town for the first annual Gary Reed Training Camp. Reed will be staging a camp at Masich Place for athletes aged 11 to 19, with proceeds supporting the development of youth athletes in northern B.C. The next major home competition of the season for the PGTFC is the annual Spruce Capital meet on June 8 and 9.

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erson tallied goals for the visitors to carry a 2-1 lead into halftime. Geoff Buchanan scored early in the second half to give the Lightning a two-goal lead. Penticton converted on a penalty kick midway through the second half to round out the scoring. A red card put Williams Lake down a man, completing the final 20 minutes of the game with 10 players. Lightning keeper Dale Latin and DeBianchi, a defender, played leading roles in the win. The Lightning cruised through the round robin with convincing victories over Polonia FC of Edmonton, the Destroyers from Penticton and Courvas of Salmon Arm. Dell, who completed his fifth and final season with the Timberwolves last fall, was one of the team’s top scorers. This is the fourth Penticton title for Williams Lake, the team

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The Williams Lake Lightning was boosted by Prince George and UNBC in winning the Penticton Pacific Western Brewery Soccer Tournament on the weekend. The championship team representing the Cariboo included six former members of the UNBC Timberwolves: Danny Dell, Scott DeBianchi, Lyle Eggen, Liam MacPhail, Sean Glanville and Amedee Cimana. Williams Lake edged the hometown U21 Penticton Pinnacles 3-2 in Monday’s championship game. The Pinnacles, who compete in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, were seeking revenge. Williams Lake also topped Penticton 1-0 in the 2012 tournament final. Twelve teams entered the tournament, with representation from B.C. and Alberta. The Pinnacles took a 1-0 lead before Justin Wallace and Kyle Hav-

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Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar coppermolybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake.  It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada.

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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 home.sharing@aimhi.ca

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PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR YRB Management Corp. is seeking a part time, (initial 6 month term) motivated individual who thrives on challenge and can meet demanding deadlines for this Payroll Administrative position. You will report directly to the Manager, Corporate Office & IT and will work closely with all members of our payroll department. You will be responsible for the payroll of one of our unionized operating companies, your duties will include, but not limited to: − completion of bi-weekly payrolls from posting daily timecards, working closely with operational management personnel to ensure the accuracy of the payroll information, as well as the related job and equipment costing information on the time cards, through to preparation of electronic payroll submission files; − maintain personnel files in their entirety, both hard copy and computer based; − liaise with employees, government agencies and benefits program coordinators to assist in the administration of payroll benefit plans. The successful candidate for this position will be capable of the following: − high volume data entry skills; − strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; − ability to consistently meet strict deadlines; − competency in Microsoft Word and Excel; − ability to work effectively in a team environment. Please submit resume by May 31, 2013 to Greg Poitras Manager, Corporate Office & IT via email at yrb@yrb.ca or by fax to 250.562.0615. YRB Management Corp. 9A - 1750 Quinn Street, Prince George, BC V2N 1X3

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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: Camp Counsellors: Closing date: May 24, 2013 Camp Counsellor/Life Guard: Closing date: May 24, 2013 Adult Residential Services: Lifeskills Worker – Full Time Closing date: May 31, 2013 at 12 Noon

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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.

A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s website at www.pgnfc.com (click on Join Our Team / Careers).

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:

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to:

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

a. Board Relations c. Marketing, Public and Media Relations d. Personnel Management and Staff Development e. Program Management 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 of an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Humanities, Political Science or other related program area. • Minimum five years of employment excellence in health and wellness relevant programming. • Strong program, policy and proposal development skills and experience. • Extensive knowledge of health related programs and services in urban Aboriginal communities.

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Millar Western is an Alberta-based forest products company, committed to the sustainability of our business, resources and communities. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program, and exciting career development opportunities, within a collaborative and respectful work environment. Our Boyle, Alberta, sawmill, is now recruiting:

ELECTRICAL SUPERVISOR Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the Electrical Supervisor will be a key member of the maintenance team, helping to ensure the safe and continuous operation of production equipment at our Boyle, Alberta, lumber facility. Qualified candidates will hold an inter-provincial Electrical Journeyman Certificate and possess a strong background in electronics, V.F. drives, PLCs, and computer and optimizing systems. They will be results oriented, with a proven record of accomplishments in their trade. This position also requires strong communication, organizational and trouble-shooting skills. Electrical Maintenance/Instrumentation Technologist Certification and/or three-to-five years of experience in a sawmill environment would be definite assets. Interested applicants should forward a resume with references to careers@millarwestern.com, citing the position title in the subject line, or fax their credentials, in confidence, to the attention of Human Resources: (780) 689-3500.

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• 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. • Maintains health and wellness in personal life. 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. • Be willing to work flexible hours including on call, evenings & weekends. To apply submit a resume, cover letter and three references 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 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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Furniture Solid Oak table w/leaves & 6 chairs. Seats 12 comfortably. Matching hutch w/glass panels $3000 OBO (250)596-7523

Real Estate For Sale By Owner WATERFRONT property in Nelson, B.C. 114 ft. sandy beach and gorgeous views of the city. Go to propertyguys.com and type in number 196175 for details and pictures. 480-620-7177 or rodjohn8@gmail.com

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1 bdrm $570, 2 bdrm $680 heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-612-7199 Honda 7.5 HP outboard motor with built-in battery charger. $850 (250)564-7162

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Wanted: Electrolux floor polisher. Call (250)562-0894

250-561-1447

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

HILLSBOROUGH Apts Newly updated, spacious 3 bdrm apts. Clean, quiet, secure entrance. No Pets. Includes H/W Utilities extra

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

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1999 Dodge Dakota,Ext cab pick up with canopy. 6 cyl, std, rear wheel drive, 173,000 km, exc cond., senior driven $4500 OBO Call (250)964-3336

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USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up

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

Most Sizes Available 15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435

Suites, Lower 1 bdrm bsmt suite, available June 1st Suitable for single, working person. Utilities & cable incl, shared laundry. NS, NP $575/mo (250)563-7595 439 South Ogilvie, 2 bedroom basement, big & clean $799 per month utilities included 250-961-2265

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Formerly Curves in Coldstream. 1800 & 1400 sq.ft or sell all including 3000 sq.ft residence, heart of Coldstream Vernon BC. Near schools, store & lake. 250-542-6261

2004 VW Passat, 213,000 km, auto, well maintained, incl winter tires, heated seats, one owner. $5000 (250)562-1604

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Business for Sale

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