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After internal RCMP review Cst. Wang ordered to forfeit nine days pay AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter A Quesnel RCMP officer has been ordered to forfeit nine days of pay for slapping a man and spraying another with pepper spray. In 2009, Cst. Timothy Wang was a senior officer with the force and the school liaison officer. In July of that year, Wang slapped a handcuffed prisoner. In February of 2011, Wang was found guilty of common assault for the slap but was granted an absolute discharge. Wang also released pepper spray under the door of a drunk tank into the face of another man. An internal RCMP review last fall resulted in disciplinary action. Wang was ordered to forfeit three days pay for the slap and six days for the pepper spray.

Former Quesnel resident charged with child pornography A Quesnel man who recently moved to Prince George has been charged with several offences relating to child pornography. Jereme Carl Kozak was arrested June 6 and charged with accessing child pornography, possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution. On the evening of June 6, members of the Prince George RCMP’s General Duty Section

with assistance from the Detachment’s Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on the 400 block of Voyageur Drive in Prince George. A 25-year-old was immediately taken into custody. According to police, the man was actively downloading child pornography as police arrived at the residence. A computer and other evidence were seized. Kozak has been released by the court until his next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday June 26.  He must abide by strict conditions including no contact with children 16 years old or under, unless supervised, not to attend parks, pools, school grounds, daycare centres and other places where children under the age of 16 may be present, and he is not allowed Internet access. “The RCMP take crimes against children very seriously,” Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George Detachment, said in a press release. “The children involved in child pornography investigations are victims and end up with lifelong emotional scars.  We will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”  This investigation was initiated by the Provincial Integrated Child Exploitation Team (ICE), a specialized police unit that identifies and investigates those persons responsible for sexual offences against children.


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Drive slow for kid’s sake Grade 4 Parkland student Dominic Hamel takes his job seriously. Each morning he faithfully wheels Henry and Sally out to the edge of the school property to encourage drivers to respect the school zone speed limit of 30km/hour. Parkland principal Jan Musselman says this is the most important job in the school as it helps keep students safe as they make their way to school. Drivers are reminded that elementary students are in school until June 27 and every day needs to be a safety-conscious day. Annie Gallant photo

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Council receives sewer study

The city director of public works and engineering confirmed that the Water and Sewer Servicing Study is now available on the city’s website at – click on City Hall/ Reports 2013. This document, prepared by Urban Systems, investigates all areas within city boundaries that do not have water and/or sewer servicing. Expanding these services has typically been a combination of demand, economic viability and a willingness on the part of the majority of taxpayers in that area to provide some or all of the funding required for the expansion project. Partial funding through grants from senior levels of government has also been available in the past for a number

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of these expansions. council approved the recommendation that this Water and Sewer Servicing Study be received and directed staff to coordinate public meetings in the areas where residents have requested servicing in particular, the Richards/ Woodridge area for water servicing and the Gook Road/ Dragon Lake area regarding sewer servicing.

Community funds

The report, outlining the strategic community investment funds which include the small communities grant and the traffic fines grant was



Just a reminder that during the summer days and you’re spending the day outdoors, even when it’s cloudy, still apply sunscreen. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can’t be seen or felt and has nothing to do with temperature but still can burn even on cloudy days. Heart disease is 8 times more deadly than breast cancer and it kills more women each year than all cancers combined. Sometimes, the symptoms of a heart attack in women are different from men. There may be shortness of breath, sweating, unusual fatigue and may include chest pain. Waste no time calling 911 if these symptoms are happening to you. Brittle or cracking finger nails is often due to loss of moisture in the nails. A clear nail polish can help reduce moisture loss even for men. Historically, people used to take gelatin capsules for this problem but it doesn’t really work. Gelatin contains protein but it doesn’t contain the two amino acids, lysine and tryptophan, two important building blocks to making protein. Food protein sources are best. “Swimmer’s ear” is an inflammation of the outer ear canal caused by prolonged wetness of the area during swimming. Symptoms include pain, itching and a feeling of fullness. A home remedy you might keep on hand is a mixture of equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar. Instill a few drops into the ears after swimming and it helps to dry out the area. Looking for a pharmacy to feel good about? Give us a try!

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received by council. It outlined the performance targets adopted by Council in 2012 for the period 2012 to 2014 as follows: funds from the small community grants will be transferred to the Quesnel Works: Capital Reinvestment Program and funds from the traffic fines grants will be used to defray the cost of local police enforcement. In 2012, $574,024 was received from the small community grants and $258,469 was received from the traffic fines grants.

Microbrewery zoning moving forward

A public hearing was held in Council on Monday night to review the referenced zoning application. Council gave third reading to the City

of Quesnel’s Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1719 to allow the use of a currently vacant building at 185 Davie Street as a microbrewery by Barkerville Brewing Company.

Final draft of sustainability plan

Council received the final draft of the ourQuesnel Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. They were asked to review the plan before June 24 when it will be adopted by council. Coun. Ed Coleman, Chair of the Sustainability Task Force, thanked staff and community groups for their significant effort and contribution to the document.

Permissive Tax Exemptions

Advertisements inviting non-profits to apply for permissive tax exemptions will be in the newspaper shortly. A report was received by Council to review the exemptions granted to nonprofit organizations. The three types of permissive property tax exemptions are statutory (properties owned by the provincial government, cemeteries, churches, hospitals, etc.), permissive (land and buildings held by non-profit organizations, etc.), and revitalization (gives the authority to exempt certain lands and/or buildings for the purpose of encouraging revitalization). This year only new applications will be received.

Q-City Page A feature highlighting meetings, proposals and events important to Quesnel residents.


July 18th - 21st A Snapshot Of Festival 2012 Thursday - Seniors' Day Friday - Kids' Day Saturday - Parade 10:00 Sunday - Fireworks

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public hearing

rezoning/Ocp amendment – 2096 blackwater road 7:00 p.m., June 24, 2013 at bouchie lake hall Ocp amendment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1366, 1985 (Quesnel Fringe Area) by redesignating the property described below: Bylaw No. 4769 Lot 13, District Lots 4499 and 4502, Cariboo District, Plan 16536, Except Plans 32698 and PGP45609 from Single Family Residential (Unserviced) and Mobile Home Park designations to Rural Residential designation. Purpose for Redesignation: To rezone the property to permit rural residential land uses.

rezoning amendment

The CRD has also received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Quesnel Fringe Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3504, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4770 Lot 13, District Lots 4499 and 4502, Cariboo District, Plan 16536, Except Plans 32698 and PGP45609, from Special Exception R 4-5 zone to Rural 1 (RR 1) zone (minimum lot size – 4 ha)(maximum density – 1 lot) Purpose for Rezoning: To rezone the property to permit rural residential land uses. The subject property is located at 2096 Blackwater Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Steven Snider and Aurena Sharp.


For religious and non-profit groups who received a property tax exemption in 2013, NO FURTHER APPLICATION is necessary. The City will contact these groups when a renewal is required. Forms and packages for City Property Exemptions are available at the front counter of City Hall at 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5 Any questions can be directed to the Director of Corporate and Financial Services, Kari Bolton, at 250-992-2111 during normal business hours.

REQUEST FOR BIDS SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTION The Cariboo Regional District and Council have authorized City staff to dispose of a number of items including fitness equipment, office supplies, lights, appliances, toys, electronics, jewelry, and sporting equipment. Members of the public will be able to view the items being sold in an as-is, where-is condition at the Twin Arenas (new Arena No. 2), 500 Barlow Avenue as follows: Thursday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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The City of Quesnel is accepting applications from NEW non-profit groups, associations and religious organizations who own or have a registered interest in property within the City limits and who wish to apply for property tax exemption in the 2014 taxation year. These applications must be delivered to the City prior to July 31, 2013 and must include financial statements and other details requested in the Permissive Property Tax Exemption package available at City Hall.

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Bid forms will be available at the arena and must be completed in full. Completed bid forms are to be deposited in the drop box located at the arena by 1:30 p.m. on June 27, 2013. The successful bidder will have until 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28 to pay for such equipment by cash, credit, debit or certified cheque at the Arena concession. GST will be added to the purchase price when payment is made. The purchased item/s must be removed from the premises by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. Questions may be directed to the Diane Rogers, Recreation Manager at (250) 991-4010 or Gary Stuart at (250) 991-6676. City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection. Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, #102- 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, between 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from June 14, 2013 to June 24, 2013 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from June 14, 2013 to June 24, 2013 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Karen Moores, B.Sc., P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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Cloudy / Rain High: 22° Low: 12°

Left to right: Barkerville’s James Douglas, CRD director John Massier, Quesnel Mayor and CRD vicechair Mary Sjostrom, Wells Mayor and CRD director Robin Sharpe and CRD chair Al Richmond pose in Barkerville, some in period costumes. They were in the historic town for their monthly meeting.


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CRD goes old school in Barkerville Sunny / Cloudy High: 22° Low: 11°


Sunny / Rain High: 25° Low: 12°

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Barkerville CEO Judy Campbell, left and RBC branch manager Kevin Kramp, second left with students, teachers and parents from Horsefly elementary school shown here in front of Barkerville’s Williams Creek school house. Contributed photo

RBC Foundation supports students at Barkerville for second time A charitable donation by the RBC Foundation towards Barkerville’sEducational Programming: K-12 School Students will benefit nearly 2,000 students, teachers and parents from 49 different British Columbia schools this year. Barkerville’s awardwinning, curriculum-based interpretive school program has provided exceptional interactive history lessons for British Columbia students for decades and thanks to the RBC Foundation’s recent gift, the National Historic Site’s 2013 school program season launched with tremendous excitement and much appreciated supplies on May 16. “We are happy to provide a donation to the Barkerville Educational School Program,” said Kevin Krampl, Branch Manager for the Quesnel Branch of RBC Royal Bank.  “At RBC we see the value of the historical town and the

positive impact it has on all the students who attend.” Barkerville used the RBC Foundation funds to help facilitate a comprehensive program schedule for students of all ages participating in the 2013 Barkerville School Program, as well as purchase materials and supplies required for the implementation of fullyimmersive, educational experiences.  “We are particularly pleased to have the RBC Foundation return as a donor this year, after an inaugural and much appreciated partnership in 2012, Barkerville’s 150th anniversary year,” said Judy Campbell, Barkerville’s Chief Executive Officer.  “RBC continues to offer impressive community support and we hope this relationship will continue to benefit us both for years to come.” The RBC Foundation is a major supporter of communities across Canada,

and believes in the power of the individuals who live in them, as is reflected through RBC’s support of children and youth, sports organizations, emerging artists, diversity and inclusion – all of which help to foster stronger communities. This is the RBC Foundation’s second gift to Barkerville. They originally donated to Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students in 2012. The Barkerville School Program runs from midMay to late-June of every year and includes seven core elements: Early Justice, the William’s Creek Schoolhouse, Chinese Schoolhouse, Chinatown Tour, Wendle House, Blacksmith, and Mining in Barkerville.  For more information about Barkerville’s School Program, please contact Judy Mooring at 1-888-994-3332, ext. 29, or email judy.mooring@

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On behalf of The North Central Local Government Association, the Quesnel Community & Economic Development Corporation would like to extend a SPECIAL Thank you to the following citizens and businesses of Quesnel for ensuring the success of the 58th AGM and Conference. • School District 28 Birch Tree Ranch • Silvagro Nursery Cariboo Ford • Sweet Tree Ventures Cariboo Mining Association • Tolko Forest Products Chief Clifford Lebrun & Lhtako Dene Nation • West Fraser City of Quesnel • Mayor Mary & Butch Sjostrom Community Futures North Cariboo • Councillor Roodenburg Co-Op Quesnel • Councillor Elliott Correlieu Jazz Band • Alex Kostenko Douglas Lake Equipment • Amy Reid Edgewood Farm • Anita Slovak FARMED • Carol Pitkin Julie’s Edible Bouquets • Chelsee & Kyle Scanlan Make Traxx • Cheryl Norquay Maple Park Mall • Erin Dzielak Miss Quesnel & Princesses • Patty Morgan Mr. Mikes & Jim Rawsthorne • Royce & Brody Lawrence Prospector Car Club • Teresa, Dale & Megan Smith RCMP • Theresa Olson & Olson Contracting Regency Chrysler ReMax • Vera Bishop Richbar Nursery

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Week 26 AIRDRIE This year with the help of his employees at the Airdrie Safeway, Store Manager Greg Dyki plans on making a difference. On June 16th, his “Airdries Army” Team participated in the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer. On June 21st, at 3:00 pm Greg will be shaving his head for Prostate Cancer at the Airdrie Safeway.

Remember 100% of money raised through Safeway goes directly to research in our area. You can give to the head shave event by visiting at any check stand in the Airdrie Safeway!

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Southern Carrier elders help chronicle traditions and culture of their people


he Southern Carrier people have a long and proud tradition. However, as with many traditions, language, culture and customs can be lost through the passage of time. One Southern Carrier elder has worked tirelessly for the last six months

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2013 The City of Quesnel expresses their congratulations on the 17th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day.

to complete a book, based on individual interviews with 14 elders from the four bands of the Southern Carrier (Nazko, Kluskus, Red Bluff and AnahimUlkatcho) the first of its kind for this Nation. When then-Nazko Chief Delores Alec, band manager Brenda Gardiner and housing manager Sherry Shaw received a request for proposals from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, they were eager to respond and immediately set up a meeting with residential school survivors along with Doreen Patrick, who

could translate for many of the elders who are still more comfortable speaking their first language, Southern Carrier. The funding was designed to provide money for a commemoration activity for First Nation communities to plan an event or activity honouring the survivors and children who attended residential schools. It was meant as a healing tool. It became clear at that meeting what the elders wanted was to create a book of stories and legends of the Southern Carrier people. The title of the book

Nekehkoh’ink’ez Nechaikoh huba Nek’u’a nats’uwhulnuk, We are telling our stories for our children and grandchildren, was determined right at the meeting. It was late October 2012 when Nazko First Nation received word that funding had been approved. Now the hard work began. “There are many non-native people who are not aware of the reality of what First Nations people endured during the Residential School era. The topic is still a very traumatic one for many survivors of this terrible era in Canadian and

American history (The USA has its own history of Residential School trauma)” Shaw said. “We want to let people know that we are here to help them deal with those memories and welcome them to contact the Nazko First Nation Band office and ask to speak to someone. “We have a list of contact people throughout the province who are there to help and who understand the steps that must be taken on ones Healing Journey.” see PAGE A7

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Nazko Band housing manager Sherry Shaw helped edit the manuscript and bring it successfully through the publishing journey.

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Elders’ history a labour of love from A6 Southern Carrier language teacher Ellie Peters took on the task of collecting the interviews and preparing the work for publication. Being fluent in Southern Carrier and certainly comfortable with elders, Peters began the task of determining who to interview then going door to door asking permission. “I had to go back a second time to see if the first ‘no’ could become a ‘yes’,” she said. “I had to really sell it to them, convince them of the value of such a book. Finally, everyone wanted to be in the book. I already have a list of people who want to have their stories included in volume two.” Peters conducted all her interviews in Southern Carrier. Although the first expectation for the book was that it would contain residential school stories, she quickly

recognized this was still a difficult subject for many of her interviewees. “We gave it a lot of thought and decided to have them talk about their earliest memories, family relationships, growing up and even some of the legends these venerated elders learned at the knee of their own elders,” she said. “It included skills they learned from their family and the traditions and culture of their people.” Peters said that some writers eventually related a little bit about their residential school experiences. “I was taken to residential school at the age of six and it’s a very emotional topic, but now, after working on this project, I can speak of it,” she said. However, Peters spoke most eloquently of her own experience growing up with parents and elders who taught her about the world around her, the animals and their

power and how she learned to trap and skin with respect for those animals as well as the survival skills and plant lore she learned. Once she had completed her interviews, Peters faced the monumental task of transcribing hours and hours of recorded stories, first to paper then another translation to English. Shaw worked closely with Peters providing direction, editing and dealing with the task of getting the book into print. “What we have done is something wonderful. A true commemorative project that will have

lasting impact on the lives of all the children and grandchildren of our wonderful storytellers. It is a book that says a lot about the family closeness, respect for the land and animals and a resilience that is to be commended,” Shaw said. “So much laughter from the authors as they told their stories and shared their lives – always with the intention that these stories were written for their children and grandchildren.” Both Shaw and Peters expressed how proud they were of the book and are eager to share it with the world.


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hen the big boys discuss national and international energy policy, the role of municipalities is often left out of the discussions. They are, however, one of the biggest stakeholders, working at the level of the end users: commercial, public sector, businesses and homeowners. Rising public sector energy costs and community energy security questions — as well as local economic and environmental concerns related to energy use, production and transportation — mean that municipalities have important interests in Canadian energy policy. And energy poverty — when households spend over 10 per cent of income on energy costs — is a direct problem for a growing number of Canadians. Penticton has its own energy policy, purchasing electricity wholesale and reselling to the community, with the profits helping to pay for capital projects in the city. According to World Bank figures, Canada is a world leader, with almost 24 per cent of our energy coming from alternative energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, geothermal and solar power, among others. That pales in comparison to goals of countries like Germany, 80 per cent renewable-based energy system by 2050, which includes municipal renewable and district energy projects as a major component. An overarching strategy to encourage cooperation toward common goals, such as climate change mitigation, energy security, environmental sustainability and a more diversified economy will benefit all Canadians. It will be stronger if Canada’s municipal governments, which have such important stakes and expertise to contribute, are part of the process. –Black Press

What ails the NDP? Plenty A

fter 34 NDP MLAs were sworn in to continue a stretch of opposition that will reach at least 16 years, leader Adrian Dix took a few questions about his future. The party’s provincial council will meet June 21 to set the terms of reference for a review of the party’s dismal election performance, Dix told reporters. He repeated that his performance won’t be spared, and ticked off some conventional wisdom about the NDP campaign. Dix mentioned the alleged lack of “negative” ads, the local campaigns (read candidates), the decreasing reliability of polls and, when pressed, his surprise decision to come out against the proposed twinning of the TransMountain oil pipeline. Like last week’s hysteria over a tiny leak in that pipeline, these are great sound bites for the short attention spans of the modern media. But they don’t explain much. This all-powerful NDP provincial council is a case in point. A glimpse into its inner workings was provided by a summary of an NDP policy development workshop called “Imagine Our Future” that was

Tom Fletcher

B.C. Views leaked by the B.C. Liberals in the final days of the campaign. The workshop took place in November 2010, coincidentally at the same provincial council meeting where the revolt against former leader Carole James tumbled into the open. While 13 caucus members were knifing their leader for reasons they still can’t or won’t articulate in public – a glaring problem in itself – the backroom policy brainstorm revealed a deeper malaise. Among the “dream tree” notions put forward in the workshop was “free” postsecondary tuition and public transit, along with raising wages and lowering fees for daycare. This isn’t a dream tree, it’s a money tree. Remember, this is the NDP’s ruling body, not a high school “social justice” class or an Occupy Vancouver squat.

identical bland lager from identical factories in identical stubby bottles. Inter-provincial trade in these stubbies was strictly forbidden, requiring each province to have a big unionized brewery to make uniformly bad beer for the proletariat. This is the power of a monopoly union. And because of it, this was how governments tried to “create jobs.” It’s a bygone era to which many core NDP supporters stubbornly cling. This explains the party’s revival of a “job protection commissioner” for forestry. Which brings us to the proverbial root cause of the B.C. NDP’s woes. Its largest financial donor is the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, which donated $1.4 million to the party in the past eight years, nosing out the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Hospital Employees’ Union. Former HEU and BCGEU presidents now sit in the NDP caucus, critics for health and “green” jobs respectively. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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Showing a glimmer of adult supervision, the workshop table on “equitable tax policy” even identified the problem. Its first recommendation: “Increase our economic and financial literacy to gain credibility.” The “public ownership” table really got radical. Scrap public-private partnerships, the basis of most government construction today. “Nationalize” independent power projects, in the Venezuelan style of state seizure of private assets. And perhaps most incredibly, tear up the trade agreement between Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. that harmonizes transport truck regulations and so forth. In the real world, the four western premiers met this week in Winnipeg. And the three-province project now called “New West Partnership” will continue to dismantle archaic interprovincial barriers. Why would the NDP be secretly against that? Because it’s also a “labour mobility” agreement. This harkens back to a supposed golden age in Canada, when two corporate titans shared the beer business, producing


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Birthday gifts to QDHPCA Nine-year old Sean Fisher and his sister Casey, 11 donated $230 to Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association. Instead of getting birthday presents they asked their friends to donate instead. They have also donated to BC Children’s Hospital, Seasons House, Food Bank, Amata Transition House and SPCA. Tracey Roberts photo

Quesnel needs and deserves the Multi-Centre

Editor: Having been a drama/ theatre teacher in the junior and senior secondary schools of Quesnel over a span of 33 years and an active member of the local live arts theatre community over the past 47 years, it gives me great pleasure to see how close the fundraising for the prospective Multi-Centre is to achieving its goal of $30,000,000. At this point, it is obvious that the majority of the political commercial, industrial and general populace of the city of Quesnel and the Cariboo regional District are soundly behind the building of the Multi-Centre. It is my understanding that

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the community has until at least June 25 to reach the necessary monetary goal. What an amazing and crowning achievement this will be in a community that has an enhancement for the entire region. When I first came to Quesnel in 1965, I was impressed by the amount of interest and engagement the region had in ice sports and live arts. Hockey appeared to be in the blood of the community and everyone seemed to be aware of what was happening at the arena and talking about it. Mrs. Halloran was having annual musical theatre productions at Cariboo Secondary School to standing room only

audiences. Quesnel Little Theatre was producing numerous theatre performances every year and also yearly musical theatre productions to packed audiences under the direction of Frank Robinson. If you want to get an audience out in Quesnel, put on a musical theatre production. Through the years, the interest in ice sports and live arts has grown to the point that the district has become an ice sports and live arts haven. Being a live arts person, I am more familiar with the development of the arts in the community and I can testify to how interest in the live arts has expanded hugely through the years in the areas

of theatre performance, dance, stage band, choir, solo vocalizing and piano performance. All groups, whether they are in ice sports of live arts, are looking for an adequate venue where they can showcase their interests in a facility they can feel pride in. That would be the new MultiCentre. At present, many of the ice sports and performing arts groups are struggling because of inadequate facilities. The existing ice arena has become infamous for its rapidly deteriorating state and its inability to meet the needs of today’s users. The theatre at Correlieu Secondary School is overbooked through most of the year

and groups not part of the public school system have low priority when attempting to book the venue – it is, after all, a school classroom first. It is, also, too small for many functions. The preceding problems will be addressed with the building of the MultiCentre. The new Multi-Centre will allow the region to host major tournaments in ice sports and major music, dance and theatre festivals in the performing arts. This has to be important, not only to community pride and recognition, but also for local businesses catering to visitors who are attracted to these activities. It will allow the community to bring in

bigger name acts in the performing arts. The Multi-Centre has the potential to become the hub of our community. Its further prospective uses include such things as conferences, meetings, home and boat shows, film club performances, graduations and such personal activities as wedding receptions overlooking the park. It will be a place for everyday to enjoy and it will make what is already a beautiful community into an even more attractive place to live, or move to, or perhaps set up a new business or industry in. Chuck Mobley Quesnel, B.C.

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wo heritage properties were recognized by the City of Quesnel at the council meeting on Monday, June 10. Mayor Sjostrom and councillor Brisco presented a plaque to recognize the Leonard Farm to Darcy Henderson, who received it on behalf of West Fraser Mills. The Cariboo Hotel was also recognized.  There has been an establishment called the Cariboo Hotel on Front Street since 1878 when Mrs. McLaughlin purchased the building that James Kerr and Dan Duhig had operated as a brewery and saloon. In 1887 Archibald McNaughton purchased the hotel. He had traveled overland from Montreal to the Cariboo goldfields in 1862 and later published an account of his journey. He served as the Land Assessor and Collector for the District from 1863 – 1884 and in 1887 was the post master for Quesnel and the manager of the Hudson’s Bay Company store. John Strand and Telesphore Marion purchased the business in 1910. They tore down the original building and constructed the New Cariboo Hotel, a three storey structure with many amenities and 34 rooms. In September 1916, fire broke out in the Empress Theatre located in the expanded hotel. It spread rapidly and destroyed eight buildings on Front Street, including the hotel.   Telesphore, Marion’s general store, was the only building in the block to be spared, so he concentrated on his business. John Strand, who had come to the Cariboo in 1892, worked as a contractor and carpenter, fur trader and had mining rights. He rebuilt the hotel after the fire. He also built Quesnel’s first hospital, the Catholic Church and the sternwheeler, Quesnel. In 1920 A11

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the grouping of farm recognize properties Friday - Kids' Day buildings has been which are deservSaturday - Parade 10:00 preserved to provide ing of particular Sunday - Fireworks an important rerecognition due to minder of its earlier their historical or history as both the architectural signifihome of a family who cance, their state of made a significant preservation and their contribution to the contribution to the development of our streetscape. The propcommunity and as an erties are selected by agricultural facility members of the citithat supplied Queszen’s advisory comnel with an essential mittee who helped staple. develop the Quesnel The buildings also Heritage Register. Call Welcome Wagon if you’re: Mayor Mary Sjostrom, left and Coun. John Brisco, right provide a survivThese two buildings presented Darcy Henderson, on behalf of West Fraser ing example of the join 11 other proper•New-to-town •New moms Mills the heritage plaque for the Leonard Farm. workmanship of Bert ties already marked Contributed photo Tatchel who built with bronze heritage Sheila 250-747-2577 many early structures plaques. William and Clara of carpenter’s tools is in Quesnel.   – submitted by Pearson purchased now on display at the email:  The city initiated Elizabeth Hunter, the hotel. They added Quesnel Museum. It the Heritage Plaque Quesnel Museum and Internet: a basement to create is a large two storey program in 2010 to Heritage manager additional rooms in square structure, built 1925 and installed with coast fir and “v” an engine to power joint siding, with a electric lights in 1927, characteristic gambrel selling electricity to roof. other business in the The ends of the barn area until the Quesnel have large sliding Light Heat and Power doors into the second Company was estabstory loft and there lished.  A beer parlour are three large winwas added in 1933 dows down each side and indoor miniof the barn on the golf was a notable lower level. I would like to sincerely thank the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee (which enhancement during Two years later, includes the Cariboo Regional District Northern Directors and City Council) for their this period. In 1989 in 1922, the family commitment to this project. I would also like to thank them for their continued efforts – 90 the building was was able to construct renovated, creating a large two storey to lobby senior levels of government and as well, to explore all of the options that may the current Western wood frame farm be available, prior to the referendum deadline. Heritage style façade house. It features a and fewer but more steep gable roof with Thank you to all of those residents who have supported the fundraising efforts for the spacious accommoda- a cross gable on the multi-centre so far and all of you who said they would…you know who you are? tions. Throughout its front and back sides When I say “residents” I mean those families and individuals who have either donated history, the building for a central window has been the site of a that allows extra light to the seats, a piece of the mural, bought a t-shirt or purchased tickets to or participatpopular bar and, for to enter the upper stoed in one of the fundraising events. the last quarter cenrey. The covered front tury, a beer store. porch spans the width I want to recognize the many groups/organizations/businesses that have come for The Leonard Farm, of the main house and ward with a donation as well! A “thank you” to those corporate donors was published located on Two Mile there is a one-story Flat, has been desigwing on one side. in the Observer last Friday. As I sat reading the paper on the weekend, in particular, nated for its complex  From the 1920s to the list of Community Groups noted in that ad, I noticed that Quesnel Rec Hockey was of farm buildings the 1970s the Leonthe only ice-user group listed under the Community Groups. I know that individuals that were situated on ard Family operated and families from other ice-user groups have made donations by putting their names the property in the a dairy business and on a row of seats or in some other area of the multi-centre and I thank you for that. I 1920s. Charles and sold milk and butalso realize that these groups rely on fundraising to supplement their annual fees and Mary Leonard purter to the residents chased the property of Quesnel. The other costs, and that their fundraising is done by volunteers. It would be great if all of in 1917 and gradually farmhouse provided the user groups could contribute in some way to the fundraising efforts! made improvements accommodation to when there were no Charles and Mary I really want to encourage those ice user groups to come forward or the members of other employment op- Leonard, their five those groups to contact their executive. I would be more than happy to help set you up portunities. Charles children and two worked at Reid’s nieces.  in a fundraising event or offer up some of my many ideas! sawmill, as a farm  The property is labourer, hauling now owned by West A large number of businesses, community groups, families, and individuals have come freight and building Fraser Mills. The forward and we have raised close to $25 million for a new multi-centre which includes roads and ferries for barn has been retheatre, event and assembly areas and an NHL-sized ice surface with seating for 1,600 Public Works. The stored and is used for fans! What a difference it would make if all of the user groups could get involved! earliest structure is meetings and private a small cabin which functions. The farm originally was an house provides overCall me at 250-991-2878 and own a piece of our multi-centre. The time is now! assay office built on night or short term Carson Avenue and accommodation for Carol Pitkin was moved to the company employees 250-991-2878 property to serve as and the cabin is often a first home. A barn rented during the was built in 1920, summer by forestry with the assistance of students. Although Bert Tatchel whose the site is now a busy well-equipped box industrial complex,


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The art of the beautiful blast ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter The allure of aviation is what brings the crowds to air shows every year, but the true show in an airshow is the fire. Pyrotechnics, or the art of the beautiful, blast belongs to the special effects experts at AV8FX, led by air show pyrotechnics coordinator April Zalesky who brings her pyrotechnic show to Skyfest - Quesnel’s International Air Show, Aug. 3 – 4. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Zalesky was born into a flying family and is a licensed pilot herself. She’s been involved in

the air show business from a very early age and was drawn into the excitement of air show pyro and fireworks more than 20 years ago. According to Zalesky, flying and pyrotechnics are her two passions, so when she can combine the two that’s the best in her world. Long before the crowds gather, Zalesky and her crew of experts begin to lay the groundwork for the pyro show, unspooling hundreds of feet of detonation cord. “It’s known as dynamite in a rope,” she said. “But actually it’s nitroglycerin in powder form.”

For a large show it takes about a day to set up for various pyro effects, including simulating aerial gunfire strafing, bombs exploding and the most spectacular of all, the wall of fire. Measuring 500 feet long, 300 feet high and 100 feet wide, the wall of fire uses about 1,300 litres of unleaded gas along a plastic pipeline which is lined with detonation cord. Once ignited (the cord explodes at 10,000 feet per second), the pipeline blows apart, throwing the gas into the air which then releases the gas vapour, the most deadly part of the explosion.

“Vapour is the secret to great balls of fire,” Zalesky said. Why does she do it? “It’s an adrenaline rush,” she admitted. “I like to blow things up.” AV8FX technicians are fully licenced and experienced in all aspects of air show pyrotechnics and work closely with air show performers, air show bosses and other members of the air show team. Tickets are available at Circle ‘S’ Western Wear and the Tourist Info Centre for weekend passes, day passes and weekend camping packages. For information on Skyfest visit

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Dirt devils Local mudboggers appreciate the benefits of a permanent mud pit; inset: Dave Dreger shows his passion with his custom racer; below: for as little as $2,000 enthusiasts can have something ready to race. Contributed photos

Mud boggers love the adrenaline rush of going fast ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

For every mud bogger on the planet, a big mud puddle is just too tempting to resist. However, having a permanent mud pit available to play in is even better. North Cariboo Mud Racers Association formed in 1991 for people who love to play in the mud. “You’ve got a big truck, you go through the mud,” NCMRA member Donna Butler said. “It’s fun.” And that’s the foundation for the club’s success. People have fun, regardless of their vehicle of choice, racing through the mud. They began at the top of airport hill and until 2000 started each season with the creation of a mud pit. Now they have a fixed mud track on Oval Road by the Quesnel Raceway. “This is the only permanent mud pit in B.C.,” Butler said. So, each year the club cleans up the site and prepares the pit for the new season. They dig out the pit, make sure its stable (ensuring the clay foundation is adequate)

and water it down. The side-by-side pits are about one foot deep, 200 feet long and about 14 feet wide. On a event weekend, they truck in about 20,000 litres or more of water to keep the pit in shape for all the racing. When asked what kind of mud is best for racing, Butler said “good old Cariboo mud, the stuff you can get stuck in.” The site also has permanent lights, timers and the equipment required to put on a great show. Mud bogging is all about speed, however Butler said the atmosphere is like one big family. Everyone is there to have fun and help each other and all about playing in the mud. “There’s even foot races in the mud for the kids,” she said with a laugh. Regardless if you just want to bring your truck and try out the pits or if you’re passionate about the sport and spend thousands of dollars on your machine, mud bogging offers something for everyone, with competitive classes from ordinary street trucks to highly modified vehicles. Butler said the sport

is moving towards mud dragging, which requires shallower pits and is easier on vehicles and allows for faster racing. “Most spectators wouldn’t notice the difference between mud bogging and mud dragging,” she added. The sport of mud racing has strict rules in place to ensure fairness and safety for both the racers and those on the sidelines. Butler said mud bogging is just like finding a mud hole in the bush, but this is safer and allows for more people to participate and spectate. “But just as any racing sport, mud bogging needs rules,” she said. One of the NCMRA members who now holds the position of vicepresident, Dave Dreger has been mud bogging for more than 20 years. Built on a lifetime of loving speed, he began mud bogging with a baby blue Ford F350 4X4. “I couldn’t afford a race car but I could race my truck through the mud pits.” Gradually he built bigger and more powerful engines for more speed through the pits. Although not a trained mechanic, Dreger prides

himself on being able to fix motors “when things go south.” Butler was quick to add, mud bogging can be done on a very modest budget and doesn’t want anyone to think you must go big or stay home. Dreger said for anywhere from $2,000 – $5,000 a new enthusiast can get out there and compete. Prize money isn’t huge in mud bogging with a top purse of about $500, but Dreger said its not for the money, its about the adrenaline rush. “When you get out of the vehicle and your hands are shaking, when you know you went fast, there’s nothing like that

feeling,” he said with a big grin. The track speed record is 2.23 seconds/200 feet, set by racer Steve Strell. “This is a legitimate sport with a growing future, however it’s also a sport that anyone can jump into,” Butler said. “And being a club member doesn’t require a vehicle. There’s camaraderie, family time, sharing expertise and advice and enjoying a love of the sport. “The club is open and welcoming to anyone interested in mud bogging.” She said a real bonus is you can get up close and personal with all

the high tech rigs, but can still be competitive with relatively low tech vehicles. Racing is all summer long until sometime in September, with five sanctioned race locations in the province. Quesnel’s premier event is during Billy Barker Days, July 18 – 21, with races Saturday and Sunday at the Quesnel mud bog pits up by the Quesnel Raceway. Anyone interested in this exciting sport can contact Ken MacDonald, 250316-5564, 250-992-5664; Dave Dreger, 250-9910901; or Bob Diewold, 250-255-5608, 250-7472187.

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The missing and murdered women monument, Junior Farmer Program and Quesnel Community Garden are just three of the many projects which received funding assistance from the Quesnel Community Foundation. Observer file photos

QCF seeking submissions for new grant cycle Letters of Intent deadline June 24

 ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter For the first time in Quesnel Community Foundation’s 11 year history, it’s offering a summer grant cycle. QCF still has $10,000 to distribute to community groups for projects aimed at serving a broad range of community needs. QCF has already awarded $34,570 this year for such projects as lighting in the Seniors’ Centre, a summer camp through Baker Creek Enhancement Society and new kitchen equipment for Carson elementary PAC. QCF co-ordinator Cathy Briggs encourages anyone who considered applying for the spring grant cycle, to think about applying now. “If you’d considered applying earlier in the year, this is your opportunity to ask

for assistance for your project,” she said. “The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent is June 24 and the form for that is available on our website: www. quesnelfoundation. ca.” Briggs went on to say if projects meet the funding guidelines, QCF will then invite those groups to complete the full application, which will be due Aug. 14. Confirmation for selected projects will be made by Aug. 21. “It is a Community Foundation’s policy that projects must be completed within the funding year,” Briggs said. “So those seeking funding at this time should have projects ready to go because of the shortened completion time line. Projects must be completed before Dec. 31 of this year.”

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and the foundation disburses the income earned to a wide variety of projects. Donations to the foundation are an opportunity to provide a lasting gift to the community. Since 2002, QCF has disbursed almost $250,000 to a wide array of community projects. For assistance in preparing a submission for the

summer grant cycle, call Briggs, 250-7471739 or email qcf@ “I’m excited about this second opportunity to provide additional funding to local groups and look forward to receiving letters of intent,” Briggs said. “However, time is running short so don’t delay in submitting your letter of intent.”

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Announcing the 40th Annual Billy Barker Days Festival • July 18-21, 2013

The Billy Barker Days Office, located next to the Information Centre, is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. We welcome you to stop in and see us. Billy Barker Days Headliners for 2013 are: • Aaron Pritchett – Friday Evening • Kenny Shields & Streetheart – Saturday Evening • Sharon & Bram – Friday and Saturday Afternoon, and the Parade Saturday. All stage performances are free to the public. • Come and buy some Billy Barker Day’s Souvenir Pins, $3.00 each, and spoons for $5.00 with our 40th logo. They can be purchased at the Billy Barker Days Office. • 2013 Billy Buttons are now for sale! Buy them for $5.00 each from the Billy Barker Days Office, or from any Society member, to have a chance to win one of three Gold Nuggets! • Whether you are a business with a float, or want to display a classic car, come by the office or visit our website,, to pick up a parade application form. You can view the new Parade route on our website. The Costume Rental Shop is open. The grand opening is Friday June 21, 2013 It is located at #203-488 McLean St. in the Child Development Building. If you have any questions, you can call our office at (250) 992-1234

CHAAPS (Cariboo Hoofbeats Assisted Activity Program) 2011 Grant Recipient

Quesnel Community Foundation Gives Back The Quesnel Community Foundation, established in 2001, exists to meet the needs of our community through the growth and management of permanent endowment funds. Our goal is to use the income generated to promote the well being of our community by providing grants to charitable organizations. We as responsible volunteers are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within our community.

We are now accepting Letters of Intent for the 2013 Summer Grant Cycle.

We fund a broad range of projects that offer a service to the community or approach a community challenge or concern in an innovative way in one or more of the following categories: Arts &Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Social Programs, Sports & Recreation. Read Annie Gallant’s article in today’s paper for more details on this exciting opportunity. For more information on how to apply for a grant from the Foundation, visit our website at www.quesnelfoundation. ca or email Submission deadline for Letters of Intent is July 24, 2013. SUSTAINING PARTNERS

All Applications and Forms are available at our office or on our website at We can be reached by phone at 250-992-1234, fax at 250-992-5083, or email at

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Come in for a personalized fitting today. Website Phone Orders 1-866-612-4754 Check out the New Spring Arrivals

Quesnel Bosley’s by Pet Valu, store manager Lena Davis, centre, along with staff, Jonathan Richardson, left and Sabine Storck, right, proudly present a $930.73 cheque to Crooked Leg Ranch representatives Fauna Eyford, centre left and Willow Eyford, centre right and Oreo who is currently available for adoption (a two year old neutured male shih tzu.) The money was collected by the Bosleys staff during their paw event in May from their Quesnel customers. Crooked Leg Ranch also received $670 in dog and cat food. The food will be used to feed the animals that Crooked Leg Ranch take in throughout the year. Quesnel Bosley’s by Pet Valu and Crooked Leg Ranch are working together to help find homes for the abandoned animals that are in Crooked Leg Ranch’s care. Cats and kittens will be up for adoption in the store.


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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY WINNERS OF THE GR BAKER AUXILIARY RAFFLE, first prize Carol Whiting; second prize, Jocelyn Johnny; third prize, Keith Kennedy. Winners can pick up prizes at Hospital Gift Shop. SENIORS STRAWBERRY TEA ON CANADA DAY in LeBourdais Park, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

The Quesnel Church

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

Call 747-3178. Ask for Kim.

Pre-registration only, 250-992-5875. Free to any senior over 60 years of age.

TUESDAY TWO LADY CLASSIC, June 21 – 23, Entry fee is $110 per Lady includes Saturday night banquet, at Williams Lake Golf Club, 104 Fairview Drive, entry deadline is June 14, email registration to lckerley@hotmail. com.

WEDNESDAY KERSLEY HORSE CLUB BARRELS AND POLES JACKPOT BUCKLE SERIES \ June 26, July 10, 24. Buckle for first in each division, prizes to 3rd in each division. Call Chelsea for information, 250747-1632.

FRIDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT June 21, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m. sponsored by RCMA, $5/person/, max $15/family, RCMA members free, memberships available, for information call Kathy, 250-9923588. PET SAFE COALITION SOCIETY OF CANADA RAFFLE. Prizes include framed photograph print (value-$400), framed pettipoint canvas (value-$300) and framed pencil sketch (value-$200). Tickets are $2/each or 3/$5. Draw date June 28. QUESNEL ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION for

July show Go West, photography by Pearl Mayhew, July 5, 7 – 9 p.m. Show runs through July, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SATURDAY ANTIQUE MACHINERY PARK OPEN HOUSE June 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with demonstrations, silent auction and concession. KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE June 29, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at LeBourdais Park. All proceeds from the event used to fund programs, services, educational material and research. Support Kidney Foundation, live music entertainment

and snack bar.

ONGOING EVENTS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets last Thursday of the month at noon in the Legion for a luncheon meeting. For information call Vi, 250-747-1130 or Cora, 250-992-9344. MUSIC IN SPIRIT SQUARE every Saturday, 12:20 – 1:30 p.m. following the Farmers’ Market, local musicians performing on the Spirit Square stage. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB GYMKHANA every Wednesday, 1801 Otter Road. We now have a novice class for open beginners and/or horses. Call Chelsea 250-747-1632. HORSESHOES

Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. fun nights. Club tournaments once a month. Bring your back yard game to the club. No one is expert or professional, just friendly competition. For more information call 250-747-1872. LAWN BOWLING, West Fraser Timber Park, Wednesday, 10 a..m., Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. A game similar to curling. Challenging exercise and fresh air for ages 10 and up. For more information call 778-414-7733. QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE on the last Saturday of every month at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot

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dogs and coffee will be available. BAKER CREEK ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY (BCES) works to promote public awareness, stewardship, and restoration of the local environment. Please join us on the third Monday of every month at noon in the Nature Education and Resource Centre located in West Fraser Timber Park.

Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Quesnel Cariboo Observer


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Do you have a story? Contact Jonas at Ph: 992-2121 Fax: 992-5229 sports@ A17

Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

A Crossfire player shoots and scores in Monday nights game against the Devils. With the win the Crossfire have made it into the playoffs.

Jonas Gagnon photo

Playoff pay off

Crossfire go through hell to extend their season JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The sophomore Crossfire season has proved to be a struggle as the team spent a large portion of the early season hunting for an elusive first win. The season culminated in a three-game flurry for the Crossfire, with a trio of teams – the second place Assault, the Styler and the Devils – coming to town Thursday, Saturday and Monday. The Crossfire were in the hunt for a playoff spot down to the very last game of the season against the Devils after a loss against the Assault and a win against the Stylers. In a very rough, intense game, the Crossfire beat the Devils in overtime, 11-10 and found their way into the playoffs. Depending on whether the Stylers or Devils win the final game of the year, the Crossfire will go into the playoffs in third or fourth. “It was a dig deep game,” coach Pat Gibbs said. The game started off slow and built through the periods to a climactic finish. In the first, the Crossfire and the Devils traded goals, with the Crossfire coming out on top at 3-2. In the second the game heated up. The Devils evened it up early in the period putting the Crossfire in overdrive

resulting in two three on fives against the Crossfire, which they killed successfully. In the last 10 minutes of play, the scoring picked up and in a flurry of goals late in the period, the Devils took the lead 6-5 going into the third. In the third it got rough, with a couple players on the Crossfire leaving the game early and injured and a game suspension for one of the Devils’ players. The Crossfire got ahold of the lead early in the period, but a raft of penalties hampered their forward motion, including a nine minute major late in the game which had the Crossfire down a player into over time, after a Devils player charged a Crossfire player deep in the Crossfire’s end and the goalie, Bob Mills and another Crossfire player took some retribution. The two minute minor the Devils player got had many in the crowd questioning the reefing, including a heckler who eventually got booted from the arena. “I’m not saying we didn’t deserve some of those penalties, but we’d get a penalty and they’d make the same infraction and not be penalized,” Gibbs said. Despite the penalties, the Crossfire stayed one goal ahead through most of the last 10 minutes, until a Devils goal at 1:43 brought the Devils back even with the Crossfire. A response from the Crossfire’s Devon Whalen put the Crossfire back on top and had the crowd

cheering on fire. It was the Devil’s that had the last say of regulation time, pulling even with 21 seconds left pushing the game into sudden death overtime. The Crossfire controlled the ball for most of the overtime period, despite being down a player. Brody Lawlor found the ball at seven and a half minutes and ended the game to a joyous crowd, putting the Crossfire into playoffs for the first time. Thursday’s game against the Assault was close throughout the first 40 minutes, before a third period, in which the team fell apart, resulting in a 14-9 loss. “There’s a couple goals there that I’m sure Bob (Mills) wants and there’s about five goals I’d like back,” Gibbs said. Due to a suspension, Gibbs wasn’t on the bench, resulting in some line choices that had him cringing on the bench. The third period meltdown belied a very strong early performance from the Crossfire, who led the game for much of the first 40 minutes. The Crossfire opened the scoring and traded the lead a couple times in the first. But it was the Crossfire who came out of the first on top, with a one goal lead. The second began with the Assault trying to gain their footing, pushing hard against the Crossfire defence, but a strong zone defence managed to

keep the Crossfire out of trouble, as they traded goals with the Assault. The Crossfire pulled away from the Assault with a two-goal cushion, but a late push, two goals in the last minute, brought the Assault even with the Crossfire going into the third. The Crossfire opened the scoring again in the third, but the Assault returned with a run of five goals that threw the Crossfire and, ultimately, won the game. The Crossfire and the Assault posted another goal each after for a final score of 14-9. The game didn’t stop the team from hoping. They knew the next two games were key to cementing a place in the playoffs, and they came out against the Stylers with everything they had on Saturday, winning 13-2. At the end of a hard season, the Stylers were down a bunch of players on the road and the Crossfire took advantage of that. The game was even in the first. The Crossfire and the Stylers both worked hard, taking a trio of points each. But that would be the end of equal play. In the second, the Crossfire took advantage of the tired Styler team and made a seven goal run, while keeping the Stylers off the scoreboard. A couple more in the third tied the game up with the much needed win. see PAGE A19


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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Bodie Shandro, front, and some Quesnel students make their way onto 10 Mile Lake for the first time on Saturday.

Jonas Gagnon photo

Paddle boarding class JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Paddleboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world. To push the spread of the sport north Bodie Shandro was in town last weekend teaching new comers and experienced paddlers alike in the finer points of stand up paddle boarding. Shandro, who has taught paddle boarding all over the world, taught four classes over the weekend to help people refine their technique introduce people to the sport he loves. “It was like someone designed a sport just for me,” Shandro said of paddleboarding. The classes consisted of an hour of on-shore training before hitting the water for the rest of the three hour class to put their training into action. On land, Shandro took the

students through the terminology and background of the sport before getting each member of the class to stand up on a board balanced on a pair of BOSU balls so they could get comfortable on the board. Once out on the lake, Shandro stressed that everyone take their own time before standing up on the board. Though it may seem like a difficult sport, Shandro said it is a sport for all ages, from small children to retirees, because the physical exertion of the sport can be tailored to different fitness levels, from simply paddling a calm lake to serious races or even yoga on the board. The weekend classes were attended by adults and children alike, though windy weather on Saturday kept the children from trying out what they had just learned.

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Wednesday, June 26 - 7:00 pm Everyone welcome & we need volunteers!!!

Events you Don’t want to miss 5D Sun Run Barrel Race- Alex Fraser Park June 21& 22

June 16 – 22, 2013 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 This is a good time to overhaul your approach to fitness, Aries. If you have been thinking about scheduling a physical or getting a gym membership, do so this week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may have a difficult time taking sides when friends ask for your help in settling a dispute. Let your friends know you prefer to stay out of the squabble. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you are in need of some down time, so plan a weekend jaunt or a brief vacation to relax and recharge your batteries this week. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 It would normally be quite an effort to pull the wool over your eyes, Cancer. However, in the next few days you will be so distracted with other things that fooling you is possible. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take a few days to act foolish, throw caution to the wind and have a good time. If you don’t, there may not be another such opportunity anytime soon.

Williams Lake Stampede June 28 - July 1

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, the only way to get through a bumpy week is to keep your head down and your focus intense. Concentrate on the tasks at hand, and the week will be over before you know it.

RCMP Musical Ride Alex Fraser Park July 16

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes practicality gets in the way of your imagination. Though this can sometimes be stifling, you have to find a balance between whimsy and reality.

Andalusian Horse Show Chilliwack, BC July 26 & 28 Quesnel Rodeo July 19 - 21 Quesnel Fall Fair Sept. 21 & 22 North Cariboo Growers A Division of Vanderhoof & District Co-op Association

Cariboo Big Rig 2013 Show n’ Shine at Co-op Card lot July 20-21 1280 Quesnel Hixon Rd. OPEN Quesnel Mon-Sat

7:00 am - 7:00 pm


SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 No one can put your plan into action better than you, Scorpio. Stop making excuses and really get started this week. Don’t expect immediate results. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may not feel that something you did is funny, but others are bowled over with laughter. Play along so you don’t come across as a spoil sport. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Expect your schedule to become quite hectic in the next few days, Capricorn. You may want to tie up any loose ends now and use any free time to rest. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a burst of energy has you flying through all of those little projects that you have been putting off. Once you are done, you may have to create a new list. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, though you feel like you have just been going through the motions, others are far more impressed than you think. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 16 – Phil Mickelson, Athlete (43) JUNE 17 – Thomas Haden Church, Actor (53) JUNE 18 – Blake Shelton, Singer (37) JUNE 19 – Gena Rowlands, Actress (83) JUNE 20 – Frank Lampard, Athlete (35) JUNE 21 – Prince William, British heir (31) JUNE 22 – Cyndi Lauper, Singer (60)

Quesnel Cariboo Observer A19

Wednesday, June 19, 2013



Growing pains for lacrosse

from A17 The team faces an uphill battle, according to Gibbs, as they don’t have the base of support winter sports have to draw on. So far they have been successful at keeping the team stocked with players, but Gibbs hopes the future will provide a large stream of players to choose from and make the draft to get on the team more competitive. “It’s not in the lifeblood of the community like hockey is,” he said. That’s his goal now, to put lacrosse on the map in Quesnel and get people out to take part. His goal is to improve the team so he can put on a good show from the crowd, hoping the action will draw the crowds. “If you put a good product on the floor people are going to come and watch,” he said. “The more people come the more money we’ll have and the better we can treat our players.” The team is on their way, doubling their wins over last year and extending their season with playoff games. The growth comes along with some significant pains as the team tries to find players with the skills and the drive to play, along with taking some very difficult losses. “You gotta take those 18-5 beatings right on the chin, he said. Gibbs also said a big part of the team’s success is due to

Park JULY 2 – AUGUST 30

Each week has an exciting theme ending with the ever-popular Friday Special Event Day. Garth Kenedy takes the ball in deep against the Asssault. the hard work of association president Lisa Scott, who he is very thankful to for giving the team a chance to prove itself.

A strong base A strong base of junior players has been a boon for the team, with Gibbs calling the younger players up to plug holes in his team and being impressed by their skill. “The junior players are some of the best players on the team,” he said. Next year, some of this year’s juniors will graduate out of the league and into the big boys league. Gibbs is looking forward to having these players test the older players and push the team. The affect of the juniors was already felt this year, as a couple of last year’s juniors made their way onto the team with a junior player getting the winning game against the Devils and getting the star of the game.

Ages 6 – 12 years Jonas Gagnon photo

A chance

Gibbs, who loves the game, wants to share it with his home and create a place for young lacrosse players to go once they age out of the juniors. “When we have a senior team like this, the younger guys can look up and see that, ‘if I keep playing I can go play with these guys.’ That’s the main thing for us, giving the young guys something to shoot for as they come forward,” Gibbs said. The affect on the young lacrosse players is there at every game as young players walk the stands, lacrosse sticks in hand, or take to the box after it empties out from the game to relive the game with their own sticks in hand. Gibbs said he’s willing to put forward the energy and deal with the hard losses to get the team off the ground. “I just want the chance.”


A little bit of Ashcroft action Quesnel junior barrel racers dominated the Ashcroft Rodeo last weekend, taking all three podium positions. Brett Wills was the fastest junior barrel racer over the weekend, with Mariah Mannering taking second and Savanah Watson rounding out the top three. Quesnel ladies were not as successful, being shut out of the top three. Kamloops rider Laura James was the fastest around the barrels, followed by fellow Kamloopsian Julie Leggett. Merritt rider Tracey Morris took third. Williams Lake roper Ellis Smith took the top spot in breakaway roping. Allison Everett of 150 Mile House took second in the category. Charlie Soffel of Vanderhoof and Taylor Wharry of Langley tied in third/fourth. There was a three way tie in junior steer riding, tying up the first three positions. Kamloops’ Jackson Scott, Kyle Bell of Houston and

Quesnel’s own Isiah Elkins tied with 71 points for a first/ second/third tie. Prince George’s Jared Marshall took the top spot in bareback on the back of Misery. Justin Zimmerlee of Williams Lake took second on Ford Tough. Cohord Mason of Kamloops had the fastest rope in Ashcroft, taking first in tie down roping. Riley Isnardy of Cache Creek took second in the category, with Merritt’s Derek Mobbs rounding out the top three. Ryland DeRose of Kamloops sat Big Double D to find his way to the top of saddle bronc. Devin Richter, of Omak, WA., riding on Doc Holiday, and Joe Roberson of Kamloops, riding Little Dave, performed similarly, riding to a second/third tie. Cole Scott, riding out of Kamloops, took first in steer wrestling. Nanaimo’s Cory Milton took second in the category, followed by Mason.

Lane Cork followed his bull riding win at the high school rodeo with a second in bull riding in Ashcroft, topped only by Shaun Greenbough out of Penticton. Savona’s Elly Farmer was the fastest pee wee threading the barrels. Brianne Billy of Williams Lake took second, with Dyson Laneve of Quesnel taking third. The Surrey/Langley team of Clayton Freemantle and Tim Pellman took first in team roping. Chad Evenson of Pritchard and Carey Isnardy of Cache Creek took second. The all Quesnel team of Russell Glassford and Steve Lloyd rounded out the top three. The BCRA throw off the tyranny of their name and dip down into the United States next Friday and Saturday for the Panorama Rodeo in Colville, WA. then slip back into Canada for the Alkali Lake Rodeo Saturday and Sunday.

School’s Out Pool Party Celebrate the end of the school year!


$ Friday June 21

8 – 11 pm

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MEMORIES r e v e r o f are

Here is your opportunity to preserve a special grad memory for a friend or family member. Extend your own personal message in the Quesnel Cariboo Observer’s Grad 2013 Salute, published July 12th. Deadline is July 5th. Reserve your space today $55.99 + gst (single) $90.99 + gst (double). Don’t miss out on this unique memory. This will showcase grad photos and valedictorian speeches Reserve your special grad memory. 250-992-2121

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In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

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Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Your tax-deductible donation either to continuing palliative care services or to Quesnel Hospice House will assist those living with or affected by life-threatening illnesses, by providing dignified care and comfort. Donations may be sent to: Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association PO BOX 4537, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8 Volunteer Co-ordinator/Grief Counsellor 250-985-5815 Executive Secretary/Donations 250-985-5816

Thank you for caring.

Lost & Found cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

Large male tabby cat with large unique tail, dark rings to tip. Belly hangs down. White feet. Black speckle on foot. last seen three weeks ago between alley at Panagrot, Dicard and Lewis. Any info please call 250-9918681 or 250-983-9440. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

LOST - June 5th on 1300 Rd./Swiftriver Rd., between turn off & 3 km’s. Camper tie down mud flap. If found please call (250)992-7712 or drop off @ Cariboo Propane Ltd.


Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.


Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Lost May 26 between 4am5am: wireless magnetic lightbar. Somewhere between Airport Inn & RV Park and Public Works yard. If found, call 250256-1592.


DEPUTY OPERATIONS MANAGER District of Kitimat, exempt staff position, with competitive compensation and full benefit package. Reporting to the Operations Manager, assists in planning, implementing and tracking the operations, repair and maintenance of the municipality’s infrastructure, including water and sewer; roads; parking lots; drainage; signage; sidewalks, parks, grass cutting, cemetery, equipment fleet. Candidates will have several years of experience in the municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. Submit resumes by July 12, 2013, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7, Fax 250-6324995, email PROJECT ENGINEER District of Kitimat, exempt staff position, with competitive compensation and full benefit package. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, is accountable for the effective delivery of Engineering Services for the municipality. Candidates will be a professional Civil Engineer with a minimum of 3 years professional experience (preferably in a municipal environment). Submit resumes by July 12, 2013, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7, phone 250-632-8900, fax 250-632-4995, email Further information can be obtained from our website at

Employment Help Wanted

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

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Help Wanted

City of Quesnel Request for Proposal


Closing Date: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The City of Quesnel invites proposals from qualified accounting firms for the provision of annual external audit services as prescribed in the Community Charter. The term of the audit engagement is for three years, with the option to extend for two additional years to a combined maximum of five years commencing with the 2013 audit as outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) titled, “External Audit Services”. Proposals must be received at the City of Quesnel by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26th, 2013. Please see the tenders section of the City of Quesnel webpage at for submission details. All enquiries related to this RFP are to be directed to Kari Bolton, Director of Corporate and Financial Services, at 250-991-7458 or

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

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Ministry of Justice and Attorney General

Court Clerk/ Accounting Clerk Quesnel, BC

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The next important step in your career path In this key position, you will provide court clerk technical and administrative support as well as accounting services including Courts Trust and Revenue, budget, accounts payable and Crown witness payments. This is a multifaceted administrative role and your organizational abilities and flexibility will prove to be a valuable asset. You are an excellent communicator, able to train staff, provide excellent client services and establish and maintain links with diverse justice partners. If you are an enthusiastic individual seeking a rewarding career building role in a fast-paced environment, we look forward to your application.

To learn more and to apply online by June 26th, 2013, visit: Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted. Connect with us online:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



Qualifications - A grade 12 education or better - Ability to work alone and/or as a team player - Be self motivated - Understanding the need of (Urban Status, First Nations, Non-Status and Inuit People Responsibilities include: - Public relations and marketing skills - Ability to make presentations and conduct workshops - Excellent written and oral communication skills - Competency on computers and adequate keyboard skills - Some experience and knowledge of local employers an asset - In accordance with principles of employment equity, preference will be given to candidates of Aboriginal Ancestry Send resumes to : Quesnel Tillicum Society Sandy Brunton or Cindy Lepetich 319 North Fraser Drive - Quesnel, BC V2J 1Y9 Fax: 250-992-5708 Closing date : June 24, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER QUESNEL YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION IS PRESENTLY SEEKING A PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER FOR THE ASSOCIATION. THE QUALIFIED APPLICANT MUST HAVE A CERTIFICATE FROM AN ACCREDITED ACCOUNTING PROGRAM, TWO TO THREE YEARS RELATED EXPERIENCE. THE POSITION WILL REQUIRE 6-8 HOURS PER WEEK AND WILL INCLUDE DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH GENERAL BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE DUTIES, INCLUDING: • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures • Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, and accounts payable • Perform general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence • Reconcile bank transactions SKILL TEST WILL BE REQUIRED. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE WAGE AND A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE. CLOSING DATE: JUNE 21, 2013 PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: QUESNEL YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION ATTN. SANDRA ERICKSON 980 ANDERSON DRIVE QUESNEL B.C. V2J 6N8

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Wednesday, June 19, 2013



Help Wanted

Income Opportunity

GPRC IS now hiring Instructors for the following positions: Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Fairview Campus); Welding Instructor (Fairview Campus); Power Engineering Instructor (Fairview/Grande Prairie Campus). No teaching experience? No problem because we train you to become an Instructor! For more information on these positions visit our website at GUARANTEED JOB placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr free recorded message for information: 1800-972-0209 Housekeeper required parttime. Experience an asset. Applicants must have attention to detail, organizational skills, flexible availability, team player ability. Bring resume to Billy Barker Hotel front desk. Lucky Penny’s Dog Grooming is looking for a dog groomer. Dog Grooming course is available. For more information contact Terry or Stacey @ (250)747-3071 Quesnel area trucking firm has an immediate opening for a CertiďŹ ed Commercial Transport Mechanic. Suitable candidate must have Commercial Vehicle Inspection License and be willing to work afternoon shift. Successful applicant will be responsible for large fleet of logging trucks and trailers. Please reply to Lloyd at Inwood Trucking Ltd. (Quesnel) by phone (250) 992-6097, fax (250) 992-6853 or email Secure Vernon company looking for Marine Mechanic, with good customer service, attention to detail, must have valid boat license, drivers license an asset. Fast paced environment. Tim Horton’s Quesnel now hiring FT & PT staff. Apply in person with resume to either location. Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers, dishwashers and cooks. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave.

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

Home Care/Support 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. 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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Work Wanted Norm’s Handyman Service Lawns, rototilling. Call (250)255-1874

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Help Wanted


Mature and reliable individual seeking a unique opportunity. Excellent position for a semi retired individual. Successful applicant(s) will be required to have the following knowledge: • Money management • Excellent paperwork skills • Email and spreadsheet knowledge • Physical fit and able to look after yard work and general cleaning • Excellent ability to be able to communicate • Must have reliable transportation • Must be neat and tidy This position is required to be onsite and must have references.

Email resume to or fax resume 250-305-2293 or call 250-305-0446

Help Wanted



Trades, Technical

EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN required to repair appliances. Also looking for apprentices to train. Positions available in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Pentiction. HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians and Maintenance personnel needed for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403556-7582 or email: P/T - Curves Quesnel is looking for an energetic Workout Coach who loves working with people and is interested in working 10-15 flexible hrs per week. Please email resume to or drop off at 535 Reid St. SMALL Pine Logging Ltd. Requires a full time buncher operator for immediate and full time work in the Williams Lake and Quesnel area. Good wedges and a full benefit package available. Must also be willing to stay in camp. Experience would be an asset. Please fax resumes to (250)398-8216 or email Thanks.

Help Wanted

INVESTMENT SALES Reps wanted. Prefer Canadian Securities Course accreditation, or will provide training to experienced sales professionals. Call Pangaea Asset Management Inc. 1-800-668-3990 or email

C&C Wood Products is looking for a MILLWRIGHT and ELECTRICIAN for our sawmill/reman facility in Quesnel, B.C. Duties will be servicing and maintenance. For more info please call 250-992-7471 or drop your resume off at 1751 Quesnel-Hixon Rd. A21

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Teachers Sacred Heart Catholic School, Williams Lake

Sacred Heart Catholic School is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year for the following positions. Full Time Grade 1 Teacher 3 Month Maternity Leave Contract Start Date: September 1, 2013 End Date: December 1, 2013 Salary: Follows CISKD salary grid Teacher On Call Start Date: Ongoing throughout the year Preference will be given to candidates who possess: ✔ teacher certification through the Teacher Regulation Branch; ✔ active membership in a Catholic parish; ✔ commitment to excellence in Catholic education; ✔ experience teaching primary students. For more information, please contact the principal of the school, Nick Iachetta, at or call 250-398-7770.

St. Ann’s Catholic School, Quesnel Primary Teacher - Term Position St. Ann’s Catholic School is an elementary school located in Quesnel with an enrolment of approximately 100 students. For the 2013-2014 school year only, St. Ann’s is seeking qualified, dedicated Catholic candidates to fill the position of primary classroom teacher. This is a 1.0 FTE position. Valued attributes for this position are: ✔ a strong commitment to living and practicing the Catholic faith; ✔ experience working in Catholic schools; ✔ experience working with primary grade level students. For more information, please contact the principal of the school, Don Devine, at principal.stanns@

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services


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RESTAURANT AUCTION Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. June 22, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave. Vernon. View photos at 250-5453259

Heavy Duty Machinery

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Cash same day, local office.

No Credit Checks!

s70 Renegade Women’s bicycle. $50 OBO in excellent condition. 250-991-0646

Legal Services

Computer Equipment

Borrow Up To $25,000 1-800-514-9399

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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Contractors Custom blueprints. Visit: 20% discount for first 10 callers!

Help Wanted

HP PSC 750Xi printer/scanner/copier. $20 OBO 250-991-0640 Targus Executive leather laptop case. $30 OBO 250-991-0646

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

Garage Sales Multifamily yard sale, rain or shine. Deep well pump, 28 ft. of wire, hose and rope. Many useful items for inside and out. 1 & 2 quart canning jars. June 22 & 23 @ 9am-5pm. 1095 Kupferschmid Rd. off Marsh.

Help Wanted

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

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale 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, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Medical Supplies

Misc. Wanted

PEGASUS Electric Scooter, Model 45. 11” wheels, 330 lbs. load capacity. 26 mile range/7.5 mph. Low hours, good battery. Has back-up warning and front horn, lights. Swivel seat and adjustable hand bar area for ease of sitting down. Comes with battery charger, cover, basket and flags. $2500. H.D. Evolution walker. Model: Challenge Low Wide. 400 lb. load capacity. Has padded seat for resting. Good Brakes. Has removable basket, folds down to fit in cars. Very strong- not made of aluminum. $300. Phone: 250249-5746.

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

Misc. for Sale Barbecue and tank. $20 45 gal. gas barrels. $10 100 gal. oil tank and stand $25 Office desk $30 Chain link fence $25 China cabinet (2 pc.) $50 250-992-7810 250-992-5030 Reno Sale: Maytag 15 cubic ft. fridge, love seat & matching chair, living room chair. 250-992-9444 Sport-Tex Windbreaker Rain repellent (Ladies) Yellow. Size XL. Never worn. $30 OBO 250-991-0646.

Help Wanted


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

Sporting Goods Hypno Thunder BiS Size 12 Men’s Roller Blades $25 OBO 250-991-0646 K2 (soft boot) size 7 ladies roller blades. $50 OBO 250-991-0646. Pro Form 225C Stepper. $100 OBO. 250-991-0646. Tony Hawk skateboard with wheels. $25 OBO 250-991-0646.

Stereo / DVD / TV 26” RCA television. F27628. $30 OBO 250-991-0646.


Help Wanted



11000 - Walkem St 11010 - Gordon Ave, Reid St, Front St, Bowron, Elgin 11020 - Vaughan, Bowron, Callanan, Kinchant, McLean 11070 - Barlow Ave, Callanan, Gray, Vaughan, Shepherd, St. Laurent

Newspaper Carriers


13000 - Dawson, Dixon, Donnely, Dodds, Lewis 13010 - Healey, Lewis 13110 - Abbott Dr. 13150 - Bettcher, Blair St. 13190 - Hill St., Hutchcroft St. 13200 - Harcourt, Harper, Higdon, Hutchcroft 13240 - Baker, Twan Ave 13270 - Warden, Webster, Winder 13290 - Robertson Ryder 13300 - Roddis, Wilkinson 13310 - Ritson Ave. 13320 - Doherty Dr., Roddie, Rolph 13330 - Rolph 13340 - Reynard, Robertson 13560 - Dennis 13570 - Racing Rd, Ryan, Toby 13580 - Westland Rd., Westland Close 14020 - Gassoff Rd. 14010 - Racing Rd.

15010 - Brears, Gavlin, Coach, Groasz, Hydraulic Rd, Phillips (s) 15020 - Phillips, Brears, Enemark, Neighbour (s) 15030 - Brears, Britton, Enemark, Phillips (n) 15040 - Britton, Coach, Grosz (n) 15050 - Neighbour, Sanderson, Thompson, Pederson 15060 - Fiege, Pedersen, Vachon, Viker 15120 - Gook, Ariel Dawn, Cody Dale, Croft 15140 - Belcarra, Jay, Reynard, Gook 15160 - Beach Cresent 15180 - Lakeview Drive 15200 - Beryl, Dragon View, Flint, Gook, Jasper 15210 - Crystal St. 15220 - Agate, Marble, Jasper 16000 - Elm St. 16020 - Ash, Cedar, Elm, Short Ave 16100 - Bass Rd, Maple Close, Mountain Ash 16160 - Lombardie, Maple Dr., Laurel 16200 - Balsam Ave. 16210 - Kube, Maple Dr. 16230 - Hemlock, Birch, Fir, Copper Ridge Rd, Willow 16250 - Willow, Alder, Panaroma 16320 - Briar, Maple Dr. Red Bluff, Saskatoon, Pine 16400 - Basalt, Granite, Jade, Quartz, Mica 18650 - N. Fraser Dr, Elliott, Funn St.

Call for Denise for info: 250-992-2121

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Real Estate

Real Estate


Acreage for Sale


Commercial/ Industrial

PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $129,900. 780-394-7088



For Sale By Owner For Sale: two rented trailers on 1 acre. 1894 Beach Cres., Dragon Lake, Quesnel B.C. Phone 250-747-3361 Cell: 250-991-8061 Price: $168,500 City sewer & deep well

Northland Mortgages


Houses For Sale


4 bdrm, 1 bath home for sale on 400 Wilkinson St. Totally redone, inside and out. New doors, windows, roof, furnace and hot water tank. Big deck out back, large fenced yard, shed and fire pit. Call Tracy: 250-991-5061

Apt/Condo for Rent


Mobile Homes & Parks 1996 2Bdrm. Mobile Home. Sunken kitchen /w Jenn Air stove, built in oven, kitchen Island. Large 2 sink bathroom, Asking $65,000. Call (250)747-0841 RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. Very clean & cozy 2bdrm. home in Adult oriented section of River Walk Mobile Home Park in West Quesnel. Small indoor pet welcome. Gas fireplace, fridge, stove, dishwasher (W&D hook up). Small yard & paved driveway with parking for 2 vehicles. Seeking quiet non smoker(s). $595/mo. + gas & hydro. Rent to Own option possible for the right candidate. Call (250)215-8123 or to inquire.

1241 Lark Avenue Located in the desirable Uplands area Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath suites Free Hot Water FROM $600/mo Quiet. Secure. Clean. Seniors and families welcome.

Call Shawna

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

2nd storey busy building 470 S/F. Recent renos. $400/mo + taxes. Includes heat, hydro & A/C. 295 S/F basement suite recent renos, $190/mo +tax. Call Wes: 250-992-5665. Retail/Office Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

Duplex / 4 Plex Must see! Cute 2 bdrm lower level suite in newer home close to schools, shopping, transit & more . Newer laminate flooring, fridge, stove, w/d, storage shed included. $650 + Utilities .N/S , N/P. Call (250)991-6358 Newly reno’d, quality 1 bdrm apartments in North Quesnel, suitable for mature, working person/couple or for seniors, n/s, n/p, ref. req’d. Washer/Dryer incld. 250-992-5992.





Homes for Rent

Cars - Domestic


Commercial Vehicles

EXECUTIVE Chalet on 165 Acres, Kersley, 1 bedroom plus loft, N/S, W/D, Access to large shop for storage, price includes Hydro, Bell Expressview, & snow removal. Price $1000 per month. Bring a horse $1100. 250-747-3972

1993 Chevy Cavalier

1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

Office/Retail Office Space Available in busy Chiropractic Clinic on Reid St. 132 sq. ft. $650/mo. Contact Michael Duperron @ (250)925-0540 Office space avail. at Fraserview Medical Building next to hospital, suitable for professional offices; medical, legal, accounting and other consulting businesses. Please call Ideal Properties 250-992-5992

Homes for Rent

4 Dr. Automatic, A/C good tires, 173,000 km’s

$3,950 obo. Call (250)255-4509

2004 Buick Century

2bdrm. Suite - Close to MP Mall & school, n/p, n/s, F & S, Avail. Immed. Fireplace & lge. Lot. Call 747-3878

1500, 2 WD, Crew Cab 231,000 km’s, towing package plus winters on rims & many extras.

1 Owner, 4 Dr., V6 Mid Size, Good on Fuel, Fully equipped, Excellent Tires, $4,900 Call (250)992-8747

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

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

1992 Crown Vic. V8 4.6L automatic. 120,000 km. $3000 obo. 250-747-1710.

Wanted for rent: large newer motor home for week trip to Cultus Lake. July 10-17. Responsible & clean, honest family. 250-992-1231.

Open Houses

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Legal Notices

Bob Marsh presents 2 Open Houses with Bob Marsh in attendance

Thursday, June 20, 6 - 8 pm & Sunday, June 23, Noon - 3 pm 170 Wolfe Road

Each Home reduced by $10,000.00

Immaculate 1 level, 1780 sq. ft, 3 bedroom. Totally redone, Large attached double garage. .41 acres fenced lot with gardens and greenhouse

Price Reduced to $199,500.00


Saturday, June 22, Noon - 3:00 pm 2254/2268 West Fraser Road

Nestled in the trees. Zoned R4-Mobile Home Park 2,341 total finished sq. ft. 1004 ft., 3 bedroom, on 2 sq, levels. 3 bdrms, 3 full basement, modular. dble baths, 2 fireplaces, 3 mobile home pads - 114x24 rented - 2 enclosed carport, detached shops shop, excellent potential to 2 lots total 1.94 acres subdivide. Quality built home priced right. MLS#4506071 Price Reduced to $159,000.00


1991 Chevrolet Silverado

2 bdrm 2 bath private attch home on beautiful Horse Lk waterfront F/S/W/D encl garage 10 min fm 100 Mile N/S N/P Ref req $750/mo incl utilities Access to internet extra ($100 off for Jul) Avail Jul 1 Ph 778-835-1852

References required.

Cars - Domestic

$2,600 obo. Call 1 (250)747-0909

2005 80W Adventurer Camper Options- Propane stove, two way refrigerator, propane furnace, toilet, ladder, luggage roof rack, CO2 and smoke detectors, full electrical hook up, $7,500. 250-249-0093

Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Cariboo Forest Consultants Ltd., PO Box 4629, Quesnel B.C. V2J-3J8, Attn: Steven Curtis, R.P.F. by June 21, 2013.

Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Steven Curtis, R.P.F. at 250.747.4382.

$9,500 Call (250)992-7625

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.


355 St. Laurent Ave.

Career Opportunities

Fridge, Stove, Toilet Radio on Trailer

Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to.

Bus: 250-992-7202

24’ Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser

Notice to Remove Private Land from Woodlot Licence W1525

Bob Marsh

Cell: 250-983-5003


We have an apartment to suit everyone’s needs.


16 Ft. Bayliner Bass Boat

Legal Notices

Please be advised that Keith and Peggy Corbett are proposing to remove 230.8 hectares of private land from Woodlot License W1525 located in the vicinity of Paradise and Peters Roads, northwest of Quesnel, B.C.

New Owners – New Management


Everything’s Done! 50 HP Outboard, New Carb, Fuel Pump, Stator, Battery, Fish Finder, Stereo, etc. Runs Great! Trailer has 3 New Tires Call (250)747-2666

Vehicle Wanted

ONE STOP APARTMENT SHOP Bachelors from only $475, one beds from $525, two beds (2 bath in selected suites) from $595 and three’s with 2 baths from only $700. We have limited Apts available with fireplaces to cozy up to on these cold winter nights. Call today for availability and to arrange a personal tour!

Trucks & Vans

Call 250-255-4509



Contact Christine @ 1.250.624.2039

Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

Suites, Lower

Modular Homes 3 bdrm 14x70 mobile home on private property in Red Bluff. F/S, large covered deck, addition, large storage shed, & fenced yard. NS; $750/mo. + utilities. 250-747-3188 Not available until Oct 1st/13

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


Columbia tandem axle sleeper. MBE 4000, 18 speed, 40,000 lb. drive axle. Fleet truck all maintenance kept up to date. 952212 km. 7,500 OBO

Career Opportunities

4 OUT 5 PEOPLE Explore OF New Opportunities with Integris! WITH DIABETES DIE OF HEART DISEASE. Financial Services Representative - Part-time

Integris is searching for a talented, enthusiastic and collaborative individual to be part of an exceptional service team in our Quesnel Branch. The successful candidate should have experience in Estate administration, opening Personal and Business accounts, and providing Retirement and Investment advice. If you have experience in the financial services industry and matching needs to products, let’s talk! To apply, please send your resume by Friday, June 28th, to:

Better your oddsParr . Christina Visit 250 612-3456

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

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

1 column x 2” ad

4 week buy


4495 plus HST

Just bring in or email your picture to Attn: Trina 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121


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