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FUELLING UP THE Alisha Adams (left) and Kim Williams of Starbucks helped out Sunday at Fort George Park pouring coffee for walkers and runners at the annual Scotiabank MS Walk.


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No slice at Pine Valley Golf Course DELYNDA PILON

City council will not pave paradise and put up a parking lot. Mayor Shari Green informed the public that Pine Valley will remain a golf course, the decision coming after an in-camera meeting last week where council discussed city land sales. “After extensive debates and discussion we will retain Pine Valley as a golf course,” she said. She added meetings during which the business of selling city real estate is discussed will remain closed to the public, however decisions made following council debates are shared with the public. Don Chamberlain, president of Friends of Pine Valley, said although he believes the meeting where the final decision was made should have been open to the public, he’s pleased the golf course won’t be sold – at least for now. “I am ecstatic,” he said. Chamberlain rallied the troops and fought hard by making presentations at council meetings, sharing the

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history of the course as well as many common-sense reasons for the city to retain it. They planned the Rally for Pine Valley, a well-attended event. Two hundred postcards, already made out to the city, stating the attendees’ support for the course, were gone by the end of the evening, most showing up in correspondence. But this isn’t the first time Chamberlain has gone to bat to save Pine Valley. The last time, in 2010, council committed to supporting the course. Thousands of trees were planted. The mayor and MLAs of the time even took part in a ceremonial planting. However, a new council, following the core services review, took a serious look at selling the course yet again. “We have to stay vigilant,” Chamberlain said. “Like I’ve said, eventually my grandchildren might have to take over this fight. “Today we’ve helped save Pine Valley – at least for the term of this council, I think. When elections come around again, I think one of the questions we should put to candidates is to whether or not they support keeping Pine Valley as a golf course.”

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He added he believes it’s time the city put some money into the course. If they invest, he said, the money will be recouped as more people use the course. “It needs a new sprinkler system for sure. Maybe this one can be ‘Band-aided’ through another season, but it needs a new system. The investment can be recovered. “The golf course has been neglected ever since the city sold the driving range.” He said he has no idea where the money, millions he said, earned through that sale went, but some should go back into Pine Valley. “I don’t know of any business that will sell its best asset, in this case the driving range, then try to keep the business going without putting anything into it.” He added a certain future would likely inspire course operators to invest more in the course as well. “Citizens will support it, and the city will get its money back,” Chamberlain said. However, for today he is just grateful there will be no sale in the case of Pine Valley, happy for himself but other users as well, from the very young to the elderly who go to Pine Valley to learn the game of kings and commoners.


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The ribbon-cutting for the new elevator allowing access to the 2915 Canada Winter Games office was delayed for a few minutes Friday morning. Games CEO Stu Ballantyne was showing Pat Harris around the office – which is on the second floor of the BID Building at Fifth Avenue and Quebec Street, and hadn’t been accessible to people like Harris, who is in a wheelchair. “The offices are great,” Harris said after catching the elevator back down for the official photo. “It’s important that the Canada Winter Games staff made a commitment to have all areas accessible. “That’s not just for the athletes, but for the spectators too.” Harris is an observer with the Accessibility Advisory Committee to the City of Prince George, and his wife, Nancy, is the chair of accessibility for the Games. “I’ll be providing technical advice and consulting with the staff about what is needed,” Pat said. Nancy said there was one thing she was keeping in mind as she worked on the various sites. “We want to make things accessible for all people’s abilities. If we can do that, then the Games will be a success to me.” With 21 months until the Games start in February 2015, Nancy knows the timelines are tight. “You can tell now, even during summer, how accessible the sites are. We’re starting work immediately on visiting the sites to see what needs to be done.” For locations like CN Centre, that will mean providing increased seating for the disabled, but it isn’t just the Games sites Nancy and Pat will be looking at. “We’ll be bringing attention about access to everyone connected with the Games,” Nancy said. “Transportation, the opening ceremonies, rental-car companies. We’ll be working with local hotels to make sure they are also as accessible as possible.” While some may think of accessibility as being reserved for people in wheelchairs, Nancy says it’s more than that. “The sites have to be accessible for seniors as well. I’ve seen a couple of seniors going up to the Games office, and it can be a tough climb for them up those stairs.” Carla Johnston, communications manager for the BIF Group, says the elevator is in because of the Games. “The elevator is the last milestone of the interior renovations to the building. We probably wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t for the Games. “I think it’s an example of private industry spending money they wouldn’t

When Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki moves to his new office, it won’t take long. Kulmatycki, who was named the interim president at the College of New Caledonia during Friday’s board meeting, is currently the vice-president academic at the school. “My office is right next door to (outgoing president) John Bowman’s,” Kulmatycki says. “I don’t know if I will relocate to his office, but it would make sense.” Bowman stepped down as president earlier this year to assume a similar position at North Island College. Kulmatycki will b become interim president on July 1. “I was honoured to be asked. During the course of the selection proBryn Kulmatycki cess for a new - New position president, an interim president is needed. There were several people who could have been chosen, and I was honoured they chose me.” Kulmatycki came to CNC in May 2011 as associate vice-president academic, and was recently named VP academic. He has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Policy and Governance from the University of Alberta. He also has a solid background of experience, having worked for 14 years in senior administration as a CEO and regional school superintendent in Alberta, and five years as president of Newman College in Edmonton. “We’re going to have to do some backfilling,” he said of his new role. “We are discussing the assistant vice-president academic and hope to have that filled in two weeks. Then we’ll look at naming an interim vice-president academic to take my former role.” With his old and new offices so close together, could Kulmatycki fill both roles? “There are some things, such as student appeals, which the president does not get involved in, so we need a vice-president academic to deal with those.” In a press release Friday, board chair Bob Murray expressed the board’s delight with Kulmatycki’s appointment. “Bryn has been doing an excellent job as the college’s vice-president academic, and we know we will do the same as interim president.”

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Nancy Harris, chair of accessibility for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, left; David Fehr, co-owner of the Bid Group; Pat Harris, observer with the city’s Accessibility Advisory Committee; Stu Ballantyne, Games CEO; and Carla Johnston, BID Group communications manager, cut the ribbon to officially open the new elevator, allowing access at the Games office at Fifth Avenue and Quebec Street. have otherwise to improve things.” As the first large corporate sponsor of the 2015 Games, BID Group is proud to have the Games office in its building, she says. Placing the elevator took some doing. “We had to get creative on where to place it,” Johnston says. “There was a legacy staircase that couldn’t be changed, and the building was built in the 1950s, so the walls are really thick. “Luckily, we didn’t have to do any-

thing structural with the building. Once we had the location figured out, things went pretty smoothly.” Pat Harris hopes things go just as smoothly with other accessibility issues. “The provincial building code has access standards, but the code was developed in 1975, and those standards are somewhat outdated. “The Games staff has said they’re going to go above and beyond the standards to make sure things are done right.”


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In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 8: James R. Purcell was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Robert L. Scott was found guilty of break and enter, received a conditional sentence of one year, was assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and ordered to make restitution of $1,300. Sean P.E. Smith was found guilty of failing to stop a motor vehicle when ordered to do so, sentenced to 45 days in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited form driving for two years. Smith was also found guilty of driving while prohibited, sentenced to 14 days in jail and prohibited from driving for two years.

Anna M.E. Thibodeau was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime, received a conditional sentence of six months, was assessed a victim surcharge of $50, placed on probation for 14 months and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 9: John P. Horth was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, received a conditional sentence of six months and was assessed a victim surcharge of $100. Daniel S. Pozdnikoff was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, placed on probation for 18 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $100. Winner of 11 International Awards

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Speedwatch teams were out Sunday afternoon on Foothills Boulevard, letting drivers know how close they were to the posted limit of 50 km-h. A number of drivers weren’t quite there.

Courts kept busy with variety of charges In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 9: Robert R. Gusski was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, fined $200, assessed a victim surcharge of $30 and placed on probation for two years. Gurski was also found guilty of a second count of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, fined $400 and assessed a victim surcharge of $60. Gurski was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, fined $250 and assessed a victim surcharge of $37.50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 10: Brittany K. Joseph was found guilty of uttering threats and assaulting a peace officer and sentenced to 45 days in jail. Elliott R. Joseph was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 19 days in jail. Deanna L. Pierre was found guilty of driving while suspended, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for six months. Kristopher W. Semaginis was found guilty of mischief, placed on probation for 12 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Wesley T. Andrews was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Donna R. Johnny was found guilty of failing to pro-

vide a breath sample when ordered to do so, fined $1,000 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 11: Teresa M. Charlie was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 24 days in jail. Wesley D. Duncan was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 24 days in jail. Roy S. Isaac was found guilty of resisting a peace officer and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 25 days in jail. Nicholas N. John was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 24 days in jail. Brandon P. Joseph was found guilty of resisting a peace officer, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Lorraine A. Joseph was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 22 days in jail. Joseph was also found guilty of failing to attend court when ordered to do so and sentenced to one day in jail. Bradley C. Kaiser was found guilty of driving while prohibited, sentenced to 14 days in jail to be served inter-

mittently, placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. James D. Poole was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. Robin A. Prince was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to six days in jail. Chasity M. Reed was found guilty of two counts of driving while prohibited, sentenced to 54 days in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from driving for one year. Reed was also found guilty of three counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Virgil H. Thomas was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. John D. Thompson was found guilty of failing to provide a breath sample when ordered to do so, sentenced to 14 days in jail to be served intermittently, placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence, assessed a victim surcharge of $50, placed on probation for three years and prohibited from driving for three years. Colleen M. Tom was found guilty of uttering threats, sen-

tenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for nine months. Tom was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to four days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 12: Forrest J. Sumner was found guilty of assault, sentenced to 29 days in jail to be served on an intermittent basis, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Shawn T. Ansley was found guilty of mischief and resisting a peace officer and sentenced to 40 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on April 15: Dean R. Anderson was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Sandra L. Astle was found guilty of two counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and placed on probation for 12 months. Larissa T. Chipesia was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 13 days in jail. Keanen D.N. Duncan was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. James N. Grey was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and sentenced to one day in jail. Kenneth J.L. John was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 24 days in jail. Nikkita A. John was With over 30 years of experience, I can help you preserve your freedom, reputation and livelihood. found guilty of failing to comply with a For an appointment call 564-4454 probation order and sentenced to 10 days 980 Fourth Avenue, Prince George • in jail.

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Council says no to logistics park tax break Request from local realtor Harry Backlin rejected, but may be revisited in future DELYNDA PILON

Logistic park land won’t get a tax break this year, but the request will be revisited a year from now. Local realtor Harry Backlin, with Team Powerhouse Realty, sent a letter to mayor and council asking the city to consider a revitalization tax exemption bylaw for the logistics park and airport lands, a move he said would act as an incentive program to new business and is similar to a bylaw enacted in 2009 in Abbotsford for its airport lands. A report from staff on the request suggested council deny the request for two reasons. It says the economic conditions for success currently exist, and that the industrial lots have not yet been developed so the market conditions for the sale of the lots have not been truly tested. Coun. Frank Ever-

itt said he felt it was premature to deny the request outright, and suggested it be deferred a year, then brought back to council if a market test proves it difficult to sell the parcels of land involved. Coun. Cameron Stolz shared a concern that there is basically one owner involved with this land, and asked if granting the request might be seen as council assisting one business. Kathleen Soltis, director corporate services, said there have been changes to the rules governing the actions of councils, and she wasn’t certain, so would check. Coun. Dave Wilbur agreed the market has not been fully tested. Council struggled somewhat over whether or not the bylaw request should return in one year or two. Some said they felt one year didn’t give enough time for a true market test to be conducted, especially since the project




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Some members of city council expressed concern during Monday’s meeting over what seemed to be a change in process in the way a letter containing a request of mayor and council was handled. Generally letters addressed to mayor and council go to them first for perusal and discussion, then council directs staff to come back with further information on aspects of the letter, and recommendations. This time staff was directed by new city manager Beth James to check into the request and come back with a recommendation. Coun. Lyn Hall said although he appreciated the efficiency of the move, he had concerns. “I felt boxed in as to how to proceed,” he said. Coun. Brian Skakun added his concerns, saying the process change may circumvent council’s direction

on the matter. “It’s more efficient to treat it this way, with recommendations from staff to council,” James said. Mayor Shari Green

added she didn’t really consider it a process change, added some letters are responded to in one way, while with others staff is directed in another way.

Coun. Cameron Stolz added his appreciation of the change to that of Coun. Dave Wilbur. Both liked the added background information.

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Bond, Rustad, Oakes sworn into cabinet DELYNDA PILON

Prince George’s two MLAs, one incumbent and appointed to legislature, the other elected for his first term, are both pleased with the make-up of the newly formed cabinet. MLA Shirley Bond was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, a post formerly held by long-time colleague and friend, Pat Bell. She said the portfolio is an important one, particularly with the many projects coming to the north. Promises of a strong economy made during the election campaign are brought to fruition within portfolios such as the one she hold this time, she said. “This is really the continuation of what we said to British Columbians during the campaign,” Bond said. Goals include meeting the skills training needs of the future and job creation, a top priority for her team. “Our government is going to focus on building a strong economy, and that’s exactly what this ministry is about,” she said. “It’s the implementation of that agenda we made before the people of British Columbia.” She said she is very excited about her new roll. “It is critical we have economic leadership and portfolios like this because we are in the north. We are the heart of that growth,” Bond said. “I am very pleased that the premier asked me to take on this roll.” She added cabinet is both strong and

diverse this time, with a good balance of male and female as well as new and experienced ministers taking on their roles. “It is a very strong cabinet,” she said. “It was so exciting today to see so may new faces, but there is also a strong supporting experienced group as well, so it’s a great blend of experienced and the fresh approach that’s so important to the premier. “It is a diverse cabinet, and I am pleased about the percentage of women in cabinet. It is a significant amount, which is personally important to me,” Bond said. “Having said that, the premier appointed what she believed to be the best person for the job. “We now have four cabinet ministers from Quesnel north. That speaks very strongly about the role the north will play at the cabinet table,” she said. She said she is looking forward to the needs of the north forward during the next session, working together with her colleagues. MLA Mike Morris was also in Victoria getting sworn in, agreeing with Bond that cabinet is both strong and diverse this session. “Cabinet is great,” Morris said. “The premier had a tough call to make with such a talented pool of qualified people to choose from. I think she’s balanced everything quite well.” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad was also sworn in as Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Minister and newly-elected Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes as To m FLETC HER / Bla ck Pre s s minister of community, sport and cultural B.C. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon administers cabinet oath and register development.

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Chamber CEO Brandle-McCall resigns from her position After three years on the job, Jennifer BrandlePresident Derek Dougherty said he accepted McCall is stepping down as chief executive Brandle-McCall’s resignation with regret. officer of the Prince George Chamber of Com“Jennifer has worked with the board for the merce. past three years and we are disappointed to see h leave,” he said. Brandle-McCall cites personal her reasons for resigning her post “We are fortunate that one of our b after three years but adds that she board members, Dorothy Friesen, h agreed to fill the position until is not leaving Prince George, nor has w can conduct a thorough search is she moving to a new position of we t find an appropriate replaceemployment immediately. to “It is not easy for me to leave m ment.” the chamber, an organization that Friesen, former long-time execut has given me the opportunity to tive officer with the B.C. Northern R influence real change and conReal Estate Board has resigned as c nect to the pulse of our city,” she chamber director and will serve as i said in a press release Tuesday. interim CEO until a replacement c “I’m proud of the successes we’ve can be found. Her experience in Jennifer shared over the past three years, the not-for-profit world and as a Brandle-McCall working to modernize the face chamber director will smooth the of the chamber while engaging transition for both members and members more broadly. I’ve enjoyed serving staff, said Dougherty. our chamber members, building a capable staff A search committee will be struck by Doughteam, and working with a dedicated board of erty in the coming weeks to begin identifying a directors in being the voice of business.” replacement as soon as possible.

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Although it may seem as though there have been more drug busts in the city than usual, things have been business as usual, according to RCMP media liaison Cpl. Craig Douglass. “Ongoing investigations sometimes come to a climax at the same time, and some are not reported,” Douglass said. However, as is usual, the crime reduction team, drug task force, downtown enforcement unit and general duty officers are all working hard. “We are definitely focusing on the revised crime reduction program, and we are definitely targeting residents who are more of a harm to the community,” Douglass said. They are also targeting properties themselves, and with the help of homeowners, whether present in the city or living elsewhere, are making a difference. Douglass said properties that seem to incite numerous calls to the detachment because of a variety of disturbances are predominantly in the VLA. “We will use whatever techniques, take whatever steps necessary within the law, to rid that particular area of the community of these criminal enterprises,” Douglass said. One officer goes door to door, talking to longtime law-abiding property owners, who appreciate the effort, as well as those who are less than happy to open the door. Douglass said those who visit the homes of the ‘prolific’ list can expect officers to follow up with them.

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BMX riders go through a series of bumps at the Prince George track during a race on Sunday.


Remains found in fire, but no foul play Prince George RCMP are handing over control of an investigation into a residential fire near Hixon to the Coroner’s Office following the discovery of human remains and no evidence of foul play. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a residential fire in a rural

area near Hixon.. Officers attended and found the home fully engulfed in flames. Two persons were known to reside in the residence. One resident, a woman, was not home at the time of the fire and has been located safe. The other resident, a man, has not been located.

On Monday, fire investigators from the Prince George RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner sifted through the site of a residence that was completely lost to the fire. During the search, human remains were located, but no evidence that would support a homicide investigation was found.


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humbs up to city council for deciding not to sell Pine Valley Golf Course, it was the right decision. The community was very vocal in its opposition to the core services review recommendation to sell the par-three course. The city owns plenty of other property that it can try to sell in order to raise a few much-needed dollars. Plus, selling property is a quick fix to a systemic problem that council is trying to solve … living within the city’s means. Granted, that isn’t an easy task to achieve, but kudos to council for listening to the community when it said selling Pine Valley wasn’t the way to do it. Thumbs down to city council for making the decision behind closed doors, it was the wrong thing to do. There was absolutely no reason why council’s deliberations on this issue had to be done in secret. The decision to do this behind closed doors was simply a cop-out. It’s a highly contentious issue that has council split down the middle so a decision was made to move it under the dome-ofsilence. For Mayor Shari Green to suggest that the decision whether to sell Pine Valley is a real estate deal and thereby subject to incamera discussion, is ludicrous. Discussions with a prospective purchaser constitute actual dealings, not the decision whether to sell. The core services report issued by KPMG already indicated the city could possibly sell the property for $14 million to $17 million so there’s no big secret on how much it’s worth. There was no legal reason for council to make this decision behind closed doors. We think back to all those on council who, when they were looking for vote, promised transparency at city hall. We’re still waiting.


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ith a rejuvenated Premier Christy Clark at the head of a re-elected BC Liberal government, the question is what now? Despite the northwest being Ground Zero of the importance the premier places on a potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry as the economic saviour of the province, voters in all three northwest ridings didn’t quite follow suit, choosing instead to elect NDP MLAs. Fears of oil pipelines, even with Ms. Clark’s already-declared stringent conditions, and onthe-ground campaigning also contributed to the shutout. Without an elected voice within the political machinery of the provincial government, it will be difficult for the region to stake out any kind of economic development ground. What needs to happen is a summit of local governments and the three NDP MLAs to establish a common front by hammering out some common themes. Terrace and the Kitimat-Stikine regional district have already done some preliminary work regarding revenue sharing. Such an approach won’t be partisan in the political party sense but will be partisan in that it will put the best interests of the region first. And given the key economic role the province wants the northwest to play it can’t afford to ignore or aggravate the region if it wants to translate its election promises into cash flow for the provincial treasury. There’s a deal to be made if both parties act honourably. - Terrace Standard

Caterpillars. The scourge of humanity, or I did discover a non-toxic method of killat least of all things leafy and green, and my ing the little critters. It’s a bacterial pesticide health. called BTK. It doesn’t hurt your plants, pets, It’s just not right. Everything I or even you. You spray it on, they eat read about my health these days the sprayed leaf and once the bacteria says eating leafy green vegetables gets in their stomach it gives them Writer’s are good for me. a tummy ache and they stop eating, Block Leafy green vegetables are just eventually dying. The downside is BILLPHILLIPS that it takes a couple of days. BTK is good for the body. And I’ve taken it to heart, promising to stop, er, cut the same stuff that the Forest Service back on the Cheez Whiz sandwiches with Kraft sprayed a few years back to control the spruce Dinner chasers. budworm. Maybe the city could do some aerAnd then along comes a live Stephen King ial spraying. I know that costs money, but it novel … Caterpillars From Beyond. They have would certainly help. eaten just about everything leafy and green in On a smaller scale, insecticidal soap will our yard. The aspen trees look like they did in work for the more immediate needs, e.g. the December, the cherry tree that had just blosdoorknob that has turned from silver to a somed is a mess, the apple trees are holding writhing black. Or just go with the Agent their own but only because we’ve started a Orange. vigil. The devastation is rather remarkable. I was The back of the house looks like a bucket of out for a walk the other day and some trees in worms and I’ve sprayed so much toxic junk the distance caught my eye. I remember thinkaround the house Chris Hadfield, were he still ing to myself that I didn’t remember that stand in space, would likely see the glow. of trees as being beetle-killed pine. From a disThe creepy crawlies just keep getting creepier tance that’s what they looked like. and they just keep on coming. It really is like As I got closer I realized that, nope, it was a one of those bad horror movies … or was that stand of aspens that had been chewed down to the senate? Sorry, couldn’t resist. nothing. There isn’t much leafy and green in the yard It is depressing and discouraging to see the other than dandelions. Oh well, I suppose I foliage that we waited so long for following could take to wine making. the never-ending winter to appear, disappear. Circulation Manager: Lana Metz Email:

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These are not the caterpillars of my youth What is it with these cat- while it does it is growing erpillars? the exact musculature it When I was a kid I needs not only to escape remember playing with the cocoon, but to take to caterpilthe air. lars, you Butterflies know those make me believe Life in beautiful in fairies. fuzzy little the fat Sigh. guys that However, our lane eventually current crop of DELYNDAPILON grow up caterpillars are to be monarch butterflies? not cute. They march, but I thought they were kind only as far as the next food of like tiny, very serious source, then leave it bare, (always marching in a branches once laden with straight line) kittens, fluffy leaves, now barren, reedy and bound for beauty. And and tinkling in the wind. I was right. I avoid them like I avoid I’d let them continue bill collectors, but every their gentle march across once in a while, I get caremy palm, marvelling at less. them, wondering if they Generally speaking I dreamed of flying while know I’ve been careless by nestled in their little glaring with shock at the cocoons. bottom of my shoe and the As an adult I learned it glompy mess stuck to the is very difficult for a butbottom of it. terfly to get out of one Sometimes you can of those cocoons. They hear them crunch under struggle. They twist and the belly of your car, and turn, they wriggle and you’re certain one day push. The person who told they will come together me about them said some in one huge form, and the people who saw how hard crunch will be your car as they were working to get the no-longer-wee caterpilfree would carefully cut lar is jamming you into its them from their bindings. hungry maw. Only to have them stagI’m pretty sure it would ger around a bit before too. They are cocky little they died. buggers. He told me the struggle Last week I went to an while in the cocoon is event down by the river nature’s way of preparing where the place was literthe caterpillar for what ally crawling with the little lays ahead, for the beauty critters. of flittering flight. The litI got my business done tle fellow has to fight, and quickly and carefully. I

thought I dodged a bullet when I turned, and my eyes clapped onto what was sitting on my shoulder. A tiny, crawly hairy co -pilot was sitting on my shoulder. I screeched, mouth open wide, then suddenly snapped it shut when I

considered how close my shoulder actually is to my mouth. Then I considered how all of the above is no great distance from my hair. I popped my car into a parking lot and waved that beastie off my shoulder and into a rain puddle. It began dog paddling

around the puddle like I just introduced him to his brand new swimming pool. I drove away, eyes wide. That was a close call. Imagine having a caterpillar in your hair. You know, in a few weeks they will be moths. That is so disturbing.

Moths give me the eewie gewies. Small flying bags of grossness. But if they all changed into monarch butterflies, I’d be happy to host millions more. As it is? I’m sure I’ve killed so many of them I’m on a teeny wanted/dangerous poster somewhere.


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A poetic musing on the state of the caterpillar Editor: I’m hairy, I’m black orange markings on my back hungry - food I lack I’ll eat till I’m full leave my wispy, silky tent

pupate in cocoon then quite late in June I’ll emerge a brownish moth lay my eggs, cause wrath

a thorough pest I’ve become now I’m on the run

for some years to come much more damage could be done I’m having such fun

I’ll ravage Prince George my cousins destroyed their pines on poplars I’ll gorge

Gail Runschke Prince George

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Fentanyl death toll rises in province Coroner’s service now says 23 deaths attributed to use of drug DELYNDA PILON

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heroin lookalike fentanyl. Three of those deaths have been in the Northern Health area. Fentanyl was seized in the city during a drug bust early in the year. Officers thought the drug was heroin. Provincial health officer Perry Kendall says you cannot recognize fentanyl on sight. A greyishwhite powder, people trying to buy a high think it is either heroin or oxycodone. “There is no way of testing it before you ingest it,” he said. He added the coroner’s service brought the issue to the attention of the provincial health office. “They routinely investigate overdose deaths,” he said. “With their toxicology they can distinguish between various opiates. Their findings correlate

with us hearing about possible. increasing overdoses “One thing is to from users, peers have someone with and support you who workers, won’t be who reported using,” he it from a said. “If he number of sees you regions. To getting into quote them, trouble, he they said If you inject should have ‘there is as much as a naloxone strong her- you did with kit to adminoin on the heroin, you ister with street.’” are injecting him.” He added many more He said p o l i c e times than naloxone is reported fen- you are used used to treat tanyl-related to.” overdoses, seizures first - Perry and among users. Kendall re s p o n d e r s Although are among the best those who choice is to stay away have been advised from illegal drugs, fentanyl, a drug Kendall said users much more powerful need to take precau- than heroin, is on the tions to be as safe as street so they know


to use more of the naloxone to mitigate the affects. “They have been handed out in Vancouver,” he said, adding he’s uncertain whether other cities have received any, however the kits are used in ambulances and emergency rooms. Another stay-safe tip, he said, includes users testing a smaller amount than usual. “If you inject as much as you did with heroin, you are injecting many times more than you are used to,” Kendall said. He added it should be injected slowly so the user can feel the signs of an overdose, which leads to a loss

of consciousness. Kendall added outreach and harmreduction programs help officials stay in touch with marginalized people, to try to teach them that if they are going to keep on using drugs, they can do so less dangerously. “We can show them the door is open for addictions treatment,” he said. “Many of these people are quite vulnerable. They’ve been kicked from home or come from an abusive family. They are not necessarily very experienced. Most are quite young. “Some of those are really at a very high risk.”


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Cellphone theft trio sought Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects believed responsible for the theft of a number of smartphones from a local business. On May 18, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a theft of 16 smartphones from a local retailer on 15th Avenue in Prince George. The theft occurred during the evening of Friday, May 17. After reviewing surveillance footage from the business, investigators believe that three people are responsible for the theft. One person distracted staff while two others entered a storage room and removed the phones. Reported stolen were two white Samsung Galaxy S4 phones, two black ones, two black and three white 16

gigabyte iPhone5s, three black and two white 32-gigabyte iPhone5s, and two Blackberry Q10 phones. Total value of the stolen items is $13,388. Investigators have been unable to identify the suspects and do not believe they are from the Prince George area. Police say this was a wellplanned theft carried out by persons who likely have committed similar offences in other communities. Prince George RCMP are in the process of contacting other detachments and municipal police forces throughout B.C. and Alberta in hopes of identifying the suspects. In addition, investigators would also like to speak to any member of the public that might be able to

identify these suspects or provide more information. The first suspect is described as: Male of African descent, 35 to 45 years old, average height, 180 to 190 pounds, short dark hair and facial stubble, wearing a grey zip up ‘Under Armor’ sweater and a black Toronto Blue Jays ball cap. The second suspect is described as: Caucasian female, 40 to 50 years old, below average height, long red hair, wearing a purple patterned top and a black sweater. The third suspect is described as: Male of African descent, 30 to 40 years old, average height, 170 to 180 pounds, short dark hair, mustache and goatee, wearing a light coloured V-neck T-shirt.

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COLUMN: First the cupcakes, then the fall of the empire A12


Local MS walks were another success on the weekend A13

TERESA MALLAM 250-564-0005

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Playbill BEE FRIENDLY Hosted by Community Gardens Prince George, entomologist Lynn Westcott will give a talk Befriending Bees – Learning about Native Bees on Wednesday, June 12 starting at 7 p.m. at Artspace. B.C’s 450 species of native bees represent nearly half of Canada’s total bee diversity. Learn why bees are champion pollinators and why you should not fear them.

KNIT IN PUBLIC The Railway and Forestry Museum hosts the Prince George Spinners and Weavers Guild members, who will be at the museum on Saturday, June 15 with their looms, knitting needles and yarn, sharing their talent and promoting the art of spinning and weaving. Free admission with donation of a nonperishable food item for the P.G. Salvation Army Food Bank. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 River Road.

JO TIGHT SHOW As part of the Ohh Chocolat Cafe Concert Series, Jo Tight with Bill Thompson on harmonica and vocals and Michael Vigano on guitar and vocals will perform Thursday, June 20. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($10 towards food purchases at the concert) on sale at Ohh Chocolat Cafe.

ROCK OUT The CN Centre spins on its head when Five Finger Death Punch with Escape the Fate, and their guests, crank the volume level to 11 on Wednesday, September 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m.


Russell puts “stamp” on classic Show starts July 16 at Prince George Playhouse, tickets on sale now TERESA MALLAM

Producer Judy Russell knows well the challenges of bringing one of the world’s most beloved stories to the community stage – Les Miserables. Russell is proud and pleased, to finally be able to put her “own stamp” on it. She and Robin Norman (a well-known voice coach) and their team are now in rehearsals for “Les Mis”, as it often called. Victor Hugo’s inconic story of Jean Valjean’s journey of redemption. Prisoner 24601. Released from prison after 19 years, Valjean breaks parole and turns his life around, changing his identity and becoming the wealthy mayor of a small town. First a little history: The show came to North America and on to the Broadway stage on March 12, 1987 debuting at The Broadway Theatre. After 6,680 performances in 16 years, when it closed on May 18, 2003 it was the second-longest running Broadway musical after Cats. Three years after the original run closed, Les Miserables returned to Broadway n November 2006 for a limited run. The revival closed in 2008. “Now it’s our turn,” Russell says. Her father, Alex Murray, musical score in hand, followed along Monday as actors went through their songs – because it’s a musical, strong vocal performances accompany good acting (and dancing) skills. The cast chosen for Les Mis is the cream of the crop, he says. “I’m just thrilled with these actors. It’s the best group I’ve ever seen assembled in Prince George. I have to thank UNBC for being there because a lot of these people come here to study and then we find out they have acting talents. And we hear from them because they want to be part of this,” he said. “When we auditioned for Les Mis, there were dozens of people trying for the roles – we had lists of 30, 40 or 50 people going for the parts.” Jon Russell portrays Enjolras, charismatic leader of Friends of ABC, a group of students dedicated to political change in France. Russell describes his

time on stage as brief but with “quite a lot of energy packed into a tight frame.” The role is both physically and emotionally demanding but it is one the actor, who recently returned from Vancouver, has seized with a gusto. “It is an ideological role,” he said. “My character is willing to die for a cause he believes in [revolution]. All he thinks about is this battle.” Moments before, Russell has been on stage right, standing on a table, rifle in his hand, singing a powerful and soaring Red and Black in a scene from the ABC Cafe. During rehearsals Monday there are a few breaks in the onstage action, redoes and tweaks here and there as Judy Russell suggests changes that will make it all flow more smoothy. Jon, who began in theatre as a dancer, says his creativity with acting comes from not only being raised in a musical Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s theatre family with Jon Russell (left) as Enjolras and Curtis Abriel as ABC Society member in parents (Judy and a rehearsal scene, ABC Cafe, from Judy Russell’s Les Miserables which Bill) and grandparents (Bunny and Alex opens July 16. Murray) but also dance festival they were doing – Playhouse. because it is more relaxed taking that was my first introduction to In the Judy Russell producinstruction from family mem- the musical.” tion, Andy Beesley portrays bers. That doesn’t mean he can Nigel McInnis (Miss Saigon, Valjean, Catherine McCarthy as slack off, if anything he works The Producers) has the role of Fantine, Mathew Chiappetta as harder, he says. Marius, a rebel student with the Javet, Nigel McInnis as Marius, “Sometimes we go back on ABC Society and young lover of Jon Russell as Enjolras. things we did, look at them Cosette. Gary Chappel and Robin Noragain, then decide what to keep. “I love this musical,” he said. man play the roles of Monsieur As family, we have a lot of the “I am also a huge admirer of and Madame Thenardier. Laura same instincts, so we tend to Victor Hugo’s work and I am Buchanan and Solange Nelles agree on a lot of what goes on thrilled to have the opportunity will give debut performances. on stage. I like that – I probably to bring one of his characters to The “Les Mis” Orchestra with wouldn’t get that working, say, life. The whole cast in this one PGSO conductor Kevin Zakresky in theatre in Vancouver.” is terrific. It is one of the most and members of the PGSO and Russell has early memories of beloved musicals ever produced Prince George’s musical comthe musical in which he’s been and it is going to be a pleasure munity make up the 16-member cast. And yes, he has to audition to behold for the audience.” orchestra. like everybody else. Boubil and Shoenberg’s landTickets for Judy Russell’s pro“I remember when I was mark musical has landed in duction of Les Miserables are about eight years old, my par- Prince George. Judy Russell will on sale at Studio 2880. Call 250ents were working with two or present Les Miserables July 16 563-2880. Performance schedule three songs from Les Mis for a to August 3 at the Prince George includes one matinee.


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Me and the Cupcake Revolution

When she gave up mode. her brilliant career Those were the days to raise the best chilof cake, pie and tarts. dren on the planet So I have to ask. Who – a phrase we heard replaced tarts with mostly when we got cupcakes? Over the into trouble – my past few years, cupmother cakes in all became their sweet Tea the Betty splendour with Crocker have come of our out on top, Teresa neighbeating out bourother tasty hood. TERESAMALLAM delights. Stay at They have home moms weren’t even been known to an endangered species replace traditional back then. And while wedding cakes – who she had always been needs to cut a slab a wonderful cook, she of cake using a knife stepped up the baking with ribbon when brigade when we were guests can grab their teenagers. Our kitchen own cupcake? smelled like a bakery. When did this all A housewife in the happen? 60s showed her mettle I do not recall a when she could make decree from Prime moist flaky pastry or Minister Harper a chocolate cake that addressed to the could rise, never fall. masses: Let them eat Still-warm oatmeal cupcakes. and raisin cookies Yet, here it is 2013 greeted my friends and cupcakes rule. We and me when we not only have a cupcame home from cake revolution on our school. My father hands, on the popular had his homemade Food Channel, Bravo apple or pecan pie a la and others, along


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With no fence in sight, there was no debate for this donkey, spotted near Cinema, as to where the grass might be greener. with shows like Iron Chef, Top Chef and Chopped, we now

have cupcake wars with big cash prizes. Sweet.

Except that – and this is no offence to pastry chefs here or anywhere else who make a good living coming up with decadent cupcakes and toppings – this sweet obsession is only part of the growing problem of our general obsession with food. I can see us becom-

ing like the Romans where feasting is the biggest part of our day and pleasing our palate is our number one concern. Well, I think the Romans liked going to war too, but you have my point. We spent the better part of the 70s buying home exercise equip-

ment, jogging with our water bottles and learning about Pilates and yoga. I would hate to see that all energy and education go to waste, or waist, and we find that our Boomer bodies are not the temples we once thought they were but rather the ruins of Rome.

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“Each one that we add provides another venue for our talented musicians to play for people,” said cafe owner Caroline Longhurst. During June, the concerts featuring local artists playing a variety of music styles and genres will run Thursday nights. “In the fall we will go back to having the concerts on Friday nights because that’s the night they seem to like,” said Longhurst. There will be no concerts during July and August. The line-up for the next two weeks is: Thursday, June 13, Mike Smith playing “oldies”, and on Thursday, June 20, Jo Tight playing blues and featuring harmonica and guitar. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Ohh... Chocolat Cafe, $20 per concert, including $10 for food purchases at the concert.

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Riley Lucas, whose team wore red boas, is first to cross the finish line Sunday at the Scotiabank MS Walk held at Fort George Park. The event had a great turnout despite a few afternoon rain showers. Teresa MA LLA M/ F ree Press

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Brown Bombers team leader Penny Brown pushes teammate Sophie La Berge, to the finish line Sunday at the Scotiabank MS Walk.

Area MS walks raise more than $35,000 TERESA MALLAM

An archway of red and white balloons greeted participants of the 2013 Scotiabank MS Walk as they made it to the finish line Sunday. With a slogan of Lace Up for Someone You Love, the annual event held at Fort George Park – as well as MS Walks held in Mackenzie, Hazelton and Burns Lake – together raised over

$35,000, said team leader Alison Porter. Porter headed up the largest local team – 33 members made up of her Cote family members and friends – and said her group’s number grew steadily in the weeks before the run. “There are more teams walking as groups in the MS Walk now than ever before,” she said. Her team name, F%%%MS, and logo on their T-shirts drew giggles and lots of attention from supporters

and other team members. But while their team name was meant to be funny, their reason for being there Sunday was very serious. They were walking or jogging for Porter who has MS, as well as others who live with MS. First to cross the finish line was Riley Lucas. The Brown Bombers, led by Free Press sales rep Penny Brown, came in second place in both individual and team fundraiser categories with $4,075. Leona Janot raised $10,000 this year – she doubled her own total from 2012 – for her aunt Jennifer Werk who has MS and is in a wheelchair (see June 7 Free Press story about Werk) and was the top individual fundraiser. The Prince George Walk a Mile in My Shoes team won first place in the team fundraiser category, raising over $7,000. As well, during the month of May, Bites of Bliss Cakery on Third

Avenue, with its Charity Cupcake of the Month, donated $1 for every specialty cupcake sold to the MS Society of Canada, Prince George Chapter.

“We sold about 100 of our lemon raspberry cupcakes, which was the flavour we chose for the MS Society last month,” said owner Cindy Klassen.


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and how building wells can solve the problem, said teacher Wilma Hartnagel. “The children and their parents were motivated to help by providing the funds to drill for one well. Opio came to talk to the Sunday School children and the church congregation and everyone was even more enthusiastic to help. “Our goal was to raise $1,750, the cost of drilling one well. We were delighted when we reached that goal and actually surpassed it by $245.” On Sunday, the group presented Opio a cheque that will provide for a well in a needy area – and provide a self-sustaining income for farmers in the region who want to raise and sell goats. “We were pleased to make a donation of seven goats with the $245 that was collected beyond our original goal,” said Hartnagel.





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Telus helps clean house Spring cleaning can be a chore but with the help of some Telus representatives and other volunteers, the job was made much for enjoyable for seniors at the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre. “The Board of Directors and members of ECRA would like to thank all the Telus community ambassadors who came out on June 1 and assisted the seniors with our spring cleaning project at our senior centre (on 10th Avenue),” said Kathy Nadalin, chair of the project. “I would also like to thank the ECRA volunteers who worked on the spring project. Our annual spring cleaning event is a back-

breaking job and so we really appreciated all their hard work. They cleaned our centre until it was spic and span.” The Telus volunteers were Chris Jensen (general manager for Northern B.C.), Hugh Nelmes, Elaine Nelmes, Julie Nelmes, Andrea Nelmes, Darrell Rutledge, Michelyn Rutledge, Jodie Martell, Maxine Johnson, Amanda Holoien, Joanne Lightening, Laura Grist and Lorri Kidd. ECRA volunteers included Jack Tremblay, Odelia Kranz, Shirley Bond, Bill Bond, Rolanada McClure and Tattler Publishing Committee. ECRA currently has 725 paid-up members for 2013, said Nadalin.

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The politicians have come out on top once again with their chili-making portfolio. Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris took the top prize at the 37th annual Great Northern Chili Cook-off on Saturday. Just a few votes behind them, in second place, was CFIS FM 93.1 who rocked the crowd with their Crossroads recipe. The Jim Pattison Group took a close third with a tasty chili and mini-cornbread muffin combo. Rounding out the top four was the 2015 Canada Winter Games chili team, new to the contest, proved they may be a competitive threat next year. “We had record crowds out for this annual event,� said project manager Lisa Redpath on Monday. “It was a huge sell-out fundraiser for the PG Potters Guild.�

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With teammates introducing her as chairman of the board, and proclaiming their best chili ever, Angel Cunningham takes a minute to chat before returning to her hungry customers during the annual chili cook off at Studio 2880.

El Sistema coming El Sistema, the music education project that uses classical music skills to promote social change, is about to take root in Prince George. “Local music lovers had their first exposure to El Sistema this spring when young musicians nurtured within the project played with the PGSO,� said PGSO general manager Marnie Hamagami.�Now it’s time to make the joy of music available to students right here. Our own Sistema Prince George program will begin in the fall at Quinson Elementary School.� Initially, the project will have two groups of eight Grade 1 children involved in making music five days a week. The Sistema PG pioneers will be provided with violins, lessons (and snacks) free of charge for one year. The brainchild of Jose Antonio Abreu, El Sistema began in Venezuela in 1975 and has been strongly supported by successive governments. Its success stems from the hundreds of thousands of young people who play in an international network of


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orchestras. Its brightest star is Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who for 15 years has directed the Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar, El Sistema’s flagship ensemble. Sistema believes that quality music is for everyone without the artificial limits that income and background so often place on young talent, and that orchestral playing gives children

both a head start in life and provides a model for harmonious and engaged community cooperation. For its inaugural year, El Sistema Prince George will be supported by private and business donations and administered by the PGSO and PGCM’s Jose Delgado-Guevara. Anyone interested can contribute to the project by contacting PGSO general manager Marnie Hamagami at 778-983-0096.

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The annual event hosted by the Prince George Community Arts Council with the PG Potters Guild was enjoyed by art and food lovers alike. The day’s event included music, artists with their work on display (and for sale) and, of course, the chance for visitors to choose a handcrafted bowl and sample a variety of chili recipes. A big part of the fun was watching local luminaries as they cooked up a storm and vied for the title of top chili maker. Be ďŹ rst to add to the story or read what your neighbour thinks. Be a part of your community paper. Comment online.


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Shorts SPRUCE KINGS The Prince George Spruce Kings will open the 2013-14 season with a pair of games in the Bauer BCHL Showcase, set for Chilliwack in September. The Spruce Kings will play the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Sept. 7, and then will be the ‘home’ team for a game Sept. 8 against the Nanaimo Clippers. The games count in the regular season standings. At last year’s inaugural event, close to 200 scouts from the college and professional ranks attended. All 16 BCHL teams will play two games over the three days.

POWER GOLD A pair of Prince George Special Olympians won gold on the weekend in Vancouver. Competing in the B.C. Provincial Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships, James Nikal benchpressed 67.5 kg and deadlifted 110 kg to win his weight class, while Diana Bramble pressed 35 kg and deadlifted 62.5 kilos to win her divisions. This event was a preliminary for the Special Olympics BC Provincial Summer Games, which will be held in Langley from July 11 to 13.

GOING ULTIMATE Ultimate players from coast-to-coast and 27 communities will compete in the largest Ultimate Frisbee game in Canada, the Great Canadian Ultimate Game, on June 15. Come participate in the action and learn how to play Ultimate “Frisbee.” The Prince George component of the game will be held from 8-9 p.m. at Spruceland School Fields. For more info contact Greg at 564-5191 or visit

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Runners in the boys’ 100 metres for 14 and 15 year olds get up to top speed on the track at Masich Place Stadium. The race was part of the Spruce Capital Invitational, held Saturday and Sunday. Omar Medina of the local club had already established a lead, which he held through the finish.

Locals dominate on home track The Prince George Track Club rode numbers and strong performances to a team victory when it hosted the Spruce Capital Track and Field Meet on the weekend. There were more than 100 athletes at Masich Place Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, with the bulk of them from the host team. Prince George finished first in the team standings, with Nisga’a second, just ahead of Quesnel Junior Secondary and Bulkley Valley. In individual performances, Casidy Campbell of the local club picked up seven firsts in the girl’s 10-year-old division. Campbell took top spot in the A llan WISHA RT/Free Pres s 60m dash, 60m hurdles, Emma Balazs of the Prince George Track and Field Club splashes high jump, long jump, shot through the water jump during her steeplechase race Saturday at the put, discus and 800m race Spruce Capital Invitational, held at Masich Place Stadium. walk.

Close behind her was Lindsay King, 13, who won six gold medals. Lindsay won the 200m dash, 80m and 200m hurdles, long jump, triple jump and hammer throw. On the boy’s side, Duncan Elliott, 18, won five gold medals, including the 110m hurdles, high jump, long jump, discus and javelin. Keiran Leboe, 15, picked up four golds, winning the javelin, hammer, discus and shot put. A highlight in a single event came when Josh Hewitt, 19, finished under the two-minute mark in winning the 800m run. For most of the local athletes, the next action will be the Jack Brow Track Meet, set for June 28 to 30 in Kelowna.

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Kyle Dickson knew two things coming to the 18th green at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club on Sunday afternoon. He needed a par on the par-5 to finish the Junior Simon Fraser at even par, and he had a big lead over the field. “I kind of messed around on 18 and ended up with a bogey,” Dickson said Monday, looking back on the 36-hole event. “I tried to finish under par, especially when I knew I had a good lead on Sunday.” Dickson finished the tournament with a 143 total, good for a four-shot win in the first flight low gross over Tyler Robertson. “I was in the last group on Sunday with Tyler, Blair Scott and Sam tenVeen, so I knew what their scores were and where I stood.” Going into Sunday’s second round, Dickson’s opening-round 70 gave him a one shot lead over Robertson, with tenVeen at 74 and Scott at 75. “Saturday was a funny day,” Dickson said. “The weather was kind of strange. It would pour for a bit, then be sunny, then rain again. It never got too bad out there though.” He started and finished the opening round in style, recording eagles on the second and 18th holes.

“On 18, it feels more like a birdie because they moved the tees up. But I’ll take it.” As the groups went around the course on Sunday, Dickson knew Lynden Jefferey, playing in the group ahead of his, was having a good round. “I chatted with him a bit at 14, so I knew he was doing well, but I knew I had a good lead on him after Saturday.” Jefferey shot a 71 on Sunday, the low score of the day, but his 77 on Saturday meant he finished third overall in the low gross at 148, one shot behind Robertson, who carded a 71 Saturday and a 76 Sunday. The weekend win was Dickson’s first at the Junior Simon Fraser, in his last chance. “I’ll be turning 19 soon, so I wouldn’t be able to play next year. I’ve played in it the last few years, so it was nice to win it in my last try.” Dickson used to be a member at the PGGCC, but now normally plays at Abedeen Glen. “We live on the Hart, and I work at the course, so it makes sense to play there.” Dickson is looking at keeping busy on the golf courses this summer, listing tournaments in Quesnel and Smithers on his schedule, as well as the men’s Simon Fraser. “I placed 10th there last year, and I figure I can do better this time.”

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Craig Mcdonald strokes a putt towards the ninth hole at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club on Sunday. Mcdonald, Spencer Jeans, left, and Ryder Langthorne were competing in the Junior Simon Fraser Open. RESULTS While Dickson won the first flight low gross with his 143 total, Quinn Ferris carded a 161 over the two round to win the second flight by four shots over Koltin Chasse and Mitchell Labossiere. Brennan Malgunas shot a 169 over the two days to win the

third flight by 25 shots over Jayce Schweizer and Austin Guignard two shots further back. In the low net events, Tyler Robertson (9 handicap) won the first flight with a wo-day total of 129, three shots ahead of Tristan Dean (15) and six ahead od Dickson (4). Chasse (15) won the second

flight on a countback over Craig Mcdonald (25) after both finished at 135. Labossiere (13) and Roman Kozlowski (22) finished tied for third at 139. Lucas Federucci (47) won the third flight event with a 135, three shots ahead of Branther Federucci (31), with Noah Jeans (34) another four shots back.


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Gymnasts wrap up season

It was a good weekend for athletes with the Prince George Gymnastics Club as they wrapped up their competitive season at a pair of events. Three of the boys from the club headed to Quesnel, and all three came home with gold medals. Evan Weis and Lane Oke each swept all six events they were in to take overall gold, while Colbey Simunac had four golds and two silvers on the individual apparatus to claim top spot in the all around. A number of the female members were in Smithers for the Aloha Invitational as well. In the Provincial 1 Novice division, Shannon Fairservice finished first on bars and floor and second on vault and beam to claim he all-around title. Level 3 Open saw Jaymie Hicks put together firsts on vault and floor, a second on beam and a third on bars to also claim first in the all around. In Provincial 1 Tyro, four local gymnasts finished in the top seven of the all around. Hannah Gould led the way, finishing second, with a second in vault, thirds in beam and floor and a fourth in bars. She was one spot ahead of Kayla Hanson, who won the vault and placed second on bars, fifth on floor and seventh on beam. Madison Boomhower was fifth in the all around based on a second on floor and sixths in the other three events, while Paige Bryan was seventh all around, with a fifth in vault, seventh in bars and eighth in beam. In the Provincial 2 (12 and over), Amy Hackle took third in the all around, winning the bars, and finishing second in floor, third in beam and fourth on vault. Teammate LindRyan JENSEN/ Bla ck Pre s s say Van Mook was fifth in the all around, placing third in vault and Jaymie Hicks of the Prince George Gymnastics Club competes in the floor beam, fourth in floor and seventh exercise at the Aloha Invitational in Smithers on the weekend. Hicks finished first in the event and first in the all around in her division. in bar.

UNBC opens hoops season on road The good news for the UNBC Timberwolves basketball teams is they get their longest road trip of the regular season out of the way early. The Canada West basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season was released Monday, and the Wolves start and finish on the road. On Nov. 1, they’re playing the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, then stay in the Manitoba capital to take on the University of Winnipeg the next evening. The women, who narrowly edged out Manitoba and Winnipeg last season, will be preparing for a hard road battle to kick off their 2013-14 campaign. The men will be squaring off against two teams who qualified for playoffs during the 2012-13 season. Manitoba was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the Canada West playoffs while Winnipeg went

through to the Final Four and finished third behind the University of Victoria and UBC. The home openers are the following weekend, as Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) visits the Northern Sport Centre for games on Nov. 8 and 9. It’s a 22-game regular season schedule, with UNBC playing the other seven Pacific Division teams twice each and the eight Prairie Division teams once each. The Wolves will play 10 games at home and 12 on the road. Along with Thompson Rivers, UNBC plays host to Brandon (Nov. 22), Regina (Nov. 23), Calgary (Jan. 9), Lethbridge (Jan. 1), Victoria (Jan. 17 and 18) and Fraser Valley (Feb. 7 and 8). Road games after the opening weekend include Trinity Western (Nov. 15 and 16), UBC Okanagan (Nov. 29 and 30), UBC (Jan. 24 and 25), Saskatche-

wan (Jan. 31), ALberta (Feb. 1) and Mt. Royal (Feb. 14 and 15). The women, who finished 8-14 last year, will be under new leadership for the 2013-14 season. Former head coach Loralyn Murdoch was announced on May 29 as the new Director of Athletics and Recreation at UNBC. Her involvement in the women’s basketball program has spanned the last 15 years; once a new women’s head coach is hired, they will be the second head coach the UNBC women have had since their inception in 1997. During the 2012-2013 season the men’s basketball team finished with a 6-16 record. Head coach Todd Jordan is entering his fourth year as head of the UNBC men’s basketball program. Jordan has been working to fill the spots of four graduating players from his roster. The Timberwolves will have a new look this

season and will work to improve upon their initial success as part of the Canada West. The 2012-13 season marked UNBC’s inaugural year as part of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the Canada West con-

ference. UNBC also houses two soccer team, one male and one female, which also compete in the Canada West conference. The soccer schedules will be released on Thursday, June 13.


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We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization: Aboriginal Head Start Program: Coordinator (FT) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Maternity Leave Closing Date: June 17, 2013 Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Program: ASCD Support Worker (Part Time & Casual) Closing date: June 12, 2013 A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualiďŹ cations of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.


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Apply today at Houston Forest Products Join West Fraser and work with one of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most successful forest products companies. At West Fraser, we are committed to environmental excellence, workplace safety and sustaining operating leadership through continued investments.


Houston Forest Products a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., Located in Houston, B.C. is accepting applications for a certified Shift Electrician to work in our Electrical Department. Sawmill and PLC experience would be an asset. A competitive wage and benefit package is provided. The successful applicants must be willing to relocate to Houston, B.C. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter before June 28, 2013 to: Houston Forest Products 1300 Morice River Road Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z1 Fax: 250-845-5301 Email: We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Armstrong Division Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to join our team at our Armstrong Division located in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. We are looking for a key member of our team who will be engaged in our pursuit of World Class Maintenance Performance. RESPONSIBILITIES The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision of maintenance crews to maintain and improve operational performance and ensure quality and machine safety standards. Weekend work supervision will be required. QUALIFICATIONS: t"TUSPOHDPNNJUNFOUUPXBSETTBGFUZJTFTTFOUJBM t)BWFBHPPEXPSLJOHLOPXMFEHFPG8PSLTBGF#$3FHVMBUJPOT t"CJMJUZUPVTF+%&PSTJNJMBS$..4QSPHSBNTJTJNQPSUBOU t+PVSOFZNBODFSUJĂśDBUJPOXJUIJOUFSQSPWJODJBMJTQSFGFSSFE t0S B 1PTU4FDPOEBSZ FEVDBUJPO JO FOHJOFFSJOH DPNCJOFE XJUI B minimum 3 to 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in forest industry. t(PPEPSHBOJ[BUJPO QMBOOJOHBOETDIFEVMJOHJTSFRVJSFE t&YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHJOBVOJPOJ[FEFOWJSPONFOUJTBOBTTFU Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. TO APPLY: If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community please visit our website at: and submit your resume by June 20, 2013.

Business Opportunities

Support Services Manager required Williams Lake Seniors Village Williams Lake Seniors Village is now recruiting an experienced, motivated Support Services Manager (SSM), on a Full Time basis. Reporting to the General Manager, the SSM is accountable for all aspects of day to day delivery of Food, Housekeeping and Laundry services, providing oversight, supervision, and constructive direction to their team. Qualifications: t"QQMJDBOUTNVTUCFBHSBEVBUFPGBSFDPHOJ[FE program in Nutrition and Food Services Management, and be a member in good standing of the CSNM. t.JOJNVNZFBST4VQQPSU4FSWJDF 'PPE4FSWJDFT and/or Housekeeping & Laundry) supervisory experience required, preferably in a geriatric residential setting. t&YQFSJFODFNBOBHJOHVOJPOJ[FETUBòBOEFÜOJUF asset. t4VQFSJPSDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMTBNVTU 1MFBTFTVCNJUZPVSSFTVNF*..&%*"5&-: JOUIF TUSJDUFTUDPOÜEFODF WJBPVSXFCTJUFBU While we appreciate all applications, please note only those short listed will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Houston Forest Products a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., located in Houston, B.C. is accepting applications for a Certified Millwright to work in our Maintenance Department. Five yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in the sawmill industry would be preferred. A competitive wage and benefit package is provided. The successful applicants must be willing to relocate to Houston, B.C. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter before June 28, 2013 to: Houston Forest Products 1300 Morice River Road Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z1 Fax: 250-845-5301 Email: We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013



Help Wanted

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Home Care/Support OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. for our Prince George based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract & details of truck to: or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certiďŹ cate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline June 15, 2013. For more information: our-programs/scholarship OVER 90% Employment rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanScribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month. 1-800466-1535.

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24 hr. Live-In Support Required (Kamloops, B.C.) Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr. support for short term stabilization to adults with mental & physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and exp. either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo a screening process including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract. Housing & Utilities Incls. w/ A Remarkable Compensation Package.


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Please forward resume to Kristine Toebosch at ktoebosch@ or fax to 1-250-377-4581 or mail Attn: Kristine PO Box 892 Kamloops BC V2C-5M8

ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability beneďŹ ts? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt 1877-793-3222

Home Improvements Carpenter will build sundecks & do renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Quality Work. Free Estimates 250-617-4962 G Gilbert Renovation All your reno needs. Inside & outside. Specialist in drywall ďŹ nishing. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates. Call Gaetan (250)560-5845 or 552-7184

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NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash - demand for simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. acceptance guaranteed, no experience required, all welcome!

WKM, a mechanical contractor located in Trail, BC, is looking for a Controller. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the day to day accounting operations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and ccra remittances. Must have a minimum of three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and have or be pursuing an accounting

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Flea Markets P225/65R17 Alloy Rims & Tires.Can be seen Sat & Sun at Public Market 5100 N.Nechako Rd 250 562-6953 Watkins Products available at Public Market Sat & Sun 5100 N Nechako Rd or call 250 562-6953.

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Pinnacle Seeking Skilled Labour Pinnacle Renewable Energy in Burns Lake has openings for Journeyman Millwrights and utility labourers.

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Garage Sales Automotive Garage Sale Huge selection of brand new and brand name tires and custom wheels for sale to ďŹ t all makes & models. Get great stuff for your car and more. One-day only. Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1073 W. Central Street, Prince George.

Advertise your garage sale in the Free Press for only Includes 2 insertions, up to 4 lines each. Big, bright signs & balloons to draw attention to your sale. Call & book your ad today! 250-564-0005 or email

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ToS rates and beneÂżts SaFkage. Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to


Recruiting journeyman and apprentice electricians for contracts throughout BC. Industrial/ maintenance experience an asset. Clean Drivers Abstract and Drug/Alcohol Test are essential. We offer competitive rates, company paid benefit package and a RRSP plan.

Please fax 250-992-7855 or email

Financial Services IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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Scaling Supervisor Southern Interior, BC The Scaling Supervisor will ensure Tolko scaling practices comply with all pertinent rules, regulations and standards. The position will develop training and policy, and work with the Scaling Peer Group to improve consistency and apply best practices across all Tolko sites. REQUIREMENTS: Active Scaling license within British Columbia; Relevant experience with both scaling and supervising; Knowledge of lumber, OSB, and/or pulp manufacturing operations; Exceptional computer skills; Ability to develop reports and analyze data from a variety of sources. Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development?

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Manager, Venue Operations Sponsorship Representative, Friends of the Games

REQUIRED SKILLS: > Team player & self starter > Excellent communications skills > Ability to make accurate & timely decisions > Ability to perform simultaneous multiple tasks > Previous Games or related experience considered an asset > Willingness to work variable hours, including evenings & weekends > Fluency in French considered a major asset

To apply, please visit / for full job descriptions and closing dates. Resumes can be forwarded to: Human Resources, 2015 Canada Winter Games, 545 Quebec Street, Prince George, B.C., V2L 1W6 or email All positions are based in Prince George, B.C. The Prince George 2015 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all individuals to apply for job postings. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event ever held in Prince George and Northern British Columbia to date and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of $70- $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth. Athletes from 10 Provinces and 3 Territories will compete in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next champions. In 2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story with all of Canada.


DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A GREAT TEAM? Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Work Wearhouse (Part of The Canadian Tire Corporation), is looking for experienced retail professionals to fill the role of Store manager, for locations in Smithers, Terrace and Prince George. Qualifications: t)JHI4DIPPMBOETPNF$PMMFHFPS6OJWFSTJUZ preferred t#VTJOFTTBDVNFOBOEÄ&#x2022;OBODJBMQMBOOJOH t,OPXMFEHFPGTUBÄ?OHBOETDIFEVMJOHTZTUFNT t.BOBHFNFOUTLJMMT JODMVEJOHCPUITVQFSWJTJPOBOE management t1FPQMFTLJMMT t3FUBJMQSBDUJDFT JODMVEJOHNFSDIBOEJTJOH NBSLFU BXBSFOFTTBOEPQQPSUVOJUZEFWFMPQNFOU t3FUBJMCVTJOFTTPQFSBUJOHBOEBENJOJTUSBUJWF TZTUFNT t.JOJNVNZFBSTFYQFSJFODF t"CJMJUZUPTUBOEXBMLGPSIPVST t"CJMJUZUPMJÄ&#x2122;BCPWFTIPVMEFSBOEGSPNÄ&#x2DC;PPSUP TIPVMEFSBOEÄ&#x2DC;PPSUPXBJTU t4BGFMBEEFSVTFGPSTIFMWJOHSFUSJFWJOHTUPDL Ä&#x2DC;PPS EJTQMBZTBOETJHOBHF If you are up for the challenge send your resume to Maya Cabello, Talent Acquisition Consultant at Canadian Tire Corporation 2180 Yonge St. Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8, or at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smart Clothes for Everyday Livingâ&#x20AC;?

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Prince George - Classifieds - Free Press

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate




Heavy Duty Machinery

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc for Rent

Scrap Car Removal

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

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; 1-800BIG-IRON,

Do you love angels? Box of dozens of good quality angel motif ceramics, xmas decorations, glass plaques, many still in original packaging, etc $30 OBO. Dalton china Blueberry pattern, one fivepiece dinner set, new in box $50. Bumper pads, Winnie the Pooh, other characters. Some matching bed skirts. Like new, suitable for crafter’s, sewers. Five foot mature corn plant $15. Call 250-596-1220

STEEL BUILDING - DIY Summer sale! - Bonus Days extra 5% off. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60 x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

SMALL Engine Business for Sale in New Hazelton, British


Columbia. Selling price $140,000

One 2 bedroom Adult orientated, close to downtown & bus route. N/S, N/P. Parking.

plus inventory. Owner would like to retire after 18 years in the business, but will stay on for a training period. For more information call 250-842-2337 or 250-842-6496


Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


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


2 - 2 bdrm suites All utilities included except phone & internet. Call Theresa 250-962-5570

Call: (250) 562-7172 2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included 45+ Building Call (250)561-1446


P&R 250-963-3435

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




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

Phone 250-596-4555

Boats 16’ Fiberglass Peterborough boat & trailer. Johnson 50 HP motor, VRO oil injected. Comes with removable towbar & access. $2200 250-564-3194

15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Chunzoolh Forest Products Limited Community Forest Agreement K1N


Project Description: Right of way harvesting and construction of approximately 11.65 kilometers, all-weather forest road in the Wright Creek/Gunniza Lake area


Tender Packages may be obtained, and the Sealed Tender Bids may be submitted, at the following address until the closing date:


Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. c/o S.M. Forrest and Assoc. Ltd. 100-466 Second Ave. Prince George, BC V2L 2Z7

Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

Closing Date: June 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. All Tender Information Will Remain Confidential The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted

To Rent Call:


Boat Accessories Honda 7.5 HP outboard motor with built-in battery charger. $850 (250)564-7162

Most Sizes Available


1967 Chev pick up. Running condition $1500 250-564-8561

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd.

Trucks & Vans 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

USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up

Antiques / Classics

Commercial/ Industrial


Wrecker/Used Parts

within 15 km



1.1 Acre Lot ,120X400, Terrace.4928 Agar Ave. 250-6350510 or 250-631-7486

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

For Seniors 55+




Duplex / 4 Plex 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath , near Duchess Park school. $850/mo plus utilities. Available July 1st (250)562-4809 Pet friendly,1 to 3 bdrm, central location. Senior friendly. Call 250-596-5027

Kevin Raynes, RFT Operations Forester


Scott Forrest, RPF


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Joan Smith checks out some of the ware s displayed at one of the booths at the annual chili cook-off at Studio 2880.

to take part in the by Alison Parker, is the largest group The F---MS team with 33 members led LAM/Free Press MAL a Teres ay. ge Park on Sund annual Scotiabank MS Walk at Fort Geor

Visitors to the Save On Foods at Spruceland on Thursday afternoon got a pleasant surprise, as members of the Prince George Hospice Society, such as Donalda Carson, were giving out free hugs.

Pic of the Week

This week’s McDonald’s Pic of the Week was submitted by Kristen McBurnie. Kristen wins a $25.00 McDonald’s Gift Pack for providing the Pic of the Week. For your chance to win, email a picture of a resident of Prince George with your name and phone number, as well as the name of the person (people) in the photo, to Selection of the judges is final. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions.

Celebrating 60 years in Canada. Hub City Volkswagen

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Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only — dropped off, mailed or e-mailed. No phone calls please. Free Press Datebook runs as space allows every Wednesday. No guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1T3. E-mail

WEDNESDAY Garden Party, June 19, 2-4 p.m., 8880 Old Cariboo Highway. Hosted by Sons of Norway Ladies. Information: Christine 250-963-8272, Diane 250-563-7247. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Hart Toastmasters, Wednesdays, 7:309:30 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Information: CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.

THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. BC Civil Liberties Union meets second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., 1575 Fifth Ave. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs. org/ or 250-5645191. Wing night and karaoke, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. Prince George Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., AiMHi, 950 Kerry St. Information:, Joyce 250-964-0961. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet

Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561. SATURDAY Prince and Princess Tea and Parade, June 15, 1-3 p.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Centre, 1692 10th Ave.

Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

SUNDAY Fathers Day breakfast and bake sale, June 16, 8-11:30 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Centre, 1692-10th Ave. Metis Heritage Day, June 16, Fort George Park, starting at 11:45 a.m.. Crib tournament, June 16, 1 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Roast beef dinner, June 16, 5-6:30 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

Cariboo Toastmasters meet, Mondays, 7:309:30 p.m., Ramada Hotel, - 444 George St. Information:

caribootoastmasters. com or Laura (250) 961-3477. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., Knox United Church basement. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

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TUESDAY Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS Power Play, for children from newborns to five years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Ave. Information: 250-6149449.

NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250-563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail

Verna Collins Ladies Auxiliary President for the Royal Canadian Legion (left), and Phyllis Bray, First Vice-President, present $1,000 to Capt. McQue of the Rocky Mountain Cadets.

Proud to recognize those who give in our community.

A U T O B O D Y LT D . 2065 - 1st Ave. • 250-563-0883 250-596-0125 or Jeanette 250-5639362. Wednesday evening Tops (take off pounds sensibly), Spruceland Baptist Church, 1901 Ogilvie St.. Information: Leona 250-962-8802. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Prince George Stroke Survivors Group meets Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave. Information: Julia 250-563-3819, Roland 250-5621747. La Leche League breast feeding support group meets the second Thursday of every month 7 p.m. at the Health Unit auditorium. Information: Tammy 250-612-0085. PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George

Thank You Prince George For Voting Us Best Auto Body Shop!

Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-563-2885. Prince George ATV Club meets third Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. Carmel Restaurant meeting room. Information: George 250-964-7907. Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278.

divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-617-9653.

Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separatior

COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393.

Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings). Elks’ meat draw, Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion.

S T OF P BEReader’s Choice G Best Auto Body Shop


Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund.

Rainbows grief and loss program for ages 5-15, registering for the fall session. No charge. Information: Catherine 250-5632551.

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” PG Power Mobility Society New Looking for new members with electric wheelchairs and scooters. John 250-614-4456 Two Rivers Gallery July & Aug Creativity Camps - We are looking for student volunteers, 16 years and up to volunteer. We will try to accommodate your schedule. Interviews - June 10-14. Contact: 250-614-7800 Variety – The Children’s Charity June 19-20 Personable and professional volunteers who can take donations over the phone at the Prince George Variety Radiothon, June 19-20, are welcome to apply by contacting or toll free at 310-KIDS. For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George



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Prince George Free Press

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June 12, 2013 edition of the Prince George Free Press