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Farmers’ Market coupon program gets provincial financial infusion AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Gold Pan families will soon benefit from a $2 million, healthy eating coupon program. Monday, the provincial government announced plans to invest a further $2 million into the expansion of the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program. This funding provides lowerincome seniors and families in Quesnel and across the province with the tools they need to access locally-grown produce and food products and support improved healthy eating. “Any program that promotes healthy, nutritious, local eating habits is great for seniors and families,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said. “This program does all of those things and also benefits local farmers and I’m very happy to have this program running here in Quesnel.” How the program works: • The program offers $15 worth of coupons each week to individuals and families enrolled in the nutrition and skills building programs offered by community agencies associated with each participating market. • Coupons are treated like cash and can be used to purchase a variety of B.C. food products, including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dairy and herbs. • The program is expected to support about 1,300 families and 400 seniors in 2013 and

Everyone loves a parade The 40th annual Billy Barker Days Festival’s new parade route seemed to work just fine with youth participation, business floats, local officials and a host of colourful and entertaining additions. For more coverage see this paper, Friday’s paper and our Photos and Memories publication. Autumn MacDonald photo


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will continue to expand. • This year the program has added 13 new markets for a total of 34 participating markets located throughout the province. • The $2 million in funding provided through the Provincial Health Services Authority in 2013 builds on an initial $2 million investment in 2012. Quick Facts: • The coupon program runs from July through October 2013 and is administered by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. • To participate in the program, farmer’s markets partner with a community agency that works to provide nutrition, cooking, or healthy lifestyle skills building programs to lower income British Columbians. Participants then gain the skills and knowledge needed to help them eat healthier and make the most of their local farmers’ markets. • The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is a provincially registered, non-profit association, which represents farmers’ markets throughout the province. At member markets, the focus is on selling locally grown or processed farm-fresh foods and vendors must either make, bake or grow the products they sell. For more on the program or how to enrol,

Congratulations to the Billy Barker Days Society directors and all their volunteers for another successful event.


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City receives commercial improvement grant The City of Quesnel was successful in their grant application for $20,000 for commercial façade improvements. The Façade Improvement Program, offered for the first time in Quesnel through Northern Development Initiative Trust, provides the opportunity to make commercial areas more inviting and visually appealing to visitors and residents; increase assessed property values; promote private sector investment; build civic pride; and stimulate the local economy. “A sincere thank you to Northern Development Initiative Trust for their continued investment in the north,” Mayor Mary Sjostrom said.

“We are extremely pleased that our grant application was successful and that we are able to provide this type of assistance. “I would encourage all eligible property and business owners to take advantage of this opportunity.” The program offers assistance to property owners and business owners to improve the physical appearance of buildings. The guidelines are intended to maximize the benefit for improving the aesthetics of commercial areas.  The City of Quesnel will provide a 50 per cent reimbursement grant up to a maximum of $5,000 per building/ project to improve the facades of commercial buildings. The building must be located in one

of the following Development Permit Areas: Downtown Core, West Quesnel, South Quesnel Highway, or Highway Frontage. Each building or business within the area is eligible for a one time grant. Projects must have a minimum total cost of $2,000 in order to qualify. Eligible improvements may consist of but are not limited to new lighting, architectural features, new windows, facade painting, new siding, murals, entrances and doorways, signage and awnings. Only buildings used for commercial or offices are eligible; residential buildings are not eligible. To apply, you must


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Quesnel Seniors Society received $5000 to replace 67 fixtures in the Senior Centre with electronic ballasts which are more efficient than the older magnetic ballasts that were used when the building was constructed in 1996. The Quesnel Seniors Centre currently provides a gathering place for seniors in the Quesnel & District area. It provides recreational, educational and cultural activities for seniors of Quesnel. Some of the programs include card games such as whist, bridge and canasta; pool nights; line dancing; drama club; computer workshops; dinners with entertainment; breakfasts; craft sales; garage sales; darts; guest speakers on such topics as wills, investment protection for seniors, and drug issues affecting seniors. The Centre is a place where seniors can gather to socialize and learn. It also provides opportunities for meaningful volunteer work. For more information on the programs and schedules of the Quesnel Senior Centre, visit www. or email SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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be the property owner or have written authorization from the property owner. There must be a current, valid business licence for the property (unless currently vacant or otherwise exempt) and there must be no outstanding permit matters. A map of eligible properties, eligibility requirements and complete application details are now available on the city’s website at www. html. To view the funding programs and success stories of Northern Development Initiative Trust, visit their website at www. northerndevelopment.

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The crowning touch Miss Quesnel and Princesses pass the torch to new Royalty During pageant ceremonies on Friday night, Miss Quesnel candidates presented one last bid for the title of Miss Quesnel and Princesses. Once all the tabulating and deciding was complete, outgoinging Miss Quensel Parveen Pannu passed her crown to the new Miss Quesnel Isla Joy Butler; outgoing Princess Cassidy Knorr wrapped incoming Princess Tori Watson in her velvet cape; outgoing Princess Kate Genereux removed her crown to place on incoming Princess Tenille McKenzie. Accolades were also handed out to various candidates including Megan Swaile for top talent; Isla Butler for top speech; Cheyanne Benko for Most Improved Speech; Tori Watson for community knowledge; Charissa Paras received the Gold Pan; Isla Butler the PRIDE award; and Isla Butler also received the Shining Star award and the Friendship award.

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Billy Barker Days Society would like to invite the public to Our Beef & Bouquets meeting, that will be held At the College of New Caledonia Thursday July 25th at 5:30 pm in room N212. We hope to see you there.

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Fire ratings hover at moderate The Cariboo Fire Centre/ Wildfire Management Branch reports one wildfire from the weekend, a small vehicle fire that got into a tree canopy near Bridge Lake on Saturday night. This fire was first actioned by the Interlakes volunteer fire department and then a CFC Initial Attack crew on Sunday morning, and as of Tuesday is in patrol status. So far in July, there have been 15 wildfires with eight personcaused and seven lightning-caused. The fires have mostly been small, the biggest at four hectares from lightning in the Cariboo Mountains. There have been a total of 63 wildfires (49 person-caused, 14 lightning-caused) in the CFC this season, burning 1,068 hectares. The current fire danger rating is split between moderate and high throughout the CFC, with areas of high in the Chilcotin, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Likely regions, and extreme near Middle Lake in the west Chilcotin. The fire danger rating is forecast to rise this

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A Memorial Service for Jean is planned for Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel at 11 am. Those wishing to honour Jean’s memory by way of donation, may do so to the Dunrovin Hospice House. Clayton’s Funeral Directors entrusted with arrangements.

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week throughout the Cariboo-Chilcotin due to continued warm, dry weather. The CFC would like to again remind the public there is an open burning prohibition in place for the entire Cariboo-Chilcotin region, banning any backyard and industrial waste, slash or grass fires. The CFC also urges the public to be vigilant with any type of fire use, including campfires and fireworks, and to properly and safely extinguish cigarettes. Wildfires can also be

sparked by industrial and recreational machinery in these types of warm, dry conditions with low relative humidity. Ongoing CFC/WMB air patrols are on the lookout for fires in the more remote areas of the region. The CFC covers an area of about 10.3-million hectares, stretching from Clinton north to the Cottonwood River, east to Wells Gray Provincial Park, and

west to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cellphone. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit Current fire danger rating map: http://bcwildfire. ca/Weather/Maps/ danger_rating.htm

Obituary Tribute

Paul Joseph Ovila Emile Chouinard January 7, 1938 ~ June 26, 2013

Decreased sons, Henry, Randy, brothers George, Roger sister Alma. A Private service was held on Friday, July 5, 2013.

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A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at the Hixon community Hall from 1-4pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013 for all his family and friends.

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which will be held Thursday, July 25th - 1:30 pm at the Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre in the West Fraser Timber Room In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Francine’s memory to the Quesnel Community Foundation, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J2 or the ALS Society (envelopes will be provided) Claytons’ Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.


Obituary Tribute

Lloyd Herbert Trueman July 20, 1934 ~ July 17, 2013

Paul passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Paul is now with his loving God. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, daughter, Bernice (Alvin) Step- children Audrey (Paul) and Vern (Coral), Lanny and Lyle and his loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers Phil, Roland, Laurence, Tony sisters Adeline, Louise, Jeannette and Lucy.

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Lloyd Herbert Trueman, loving husband and father passed away peacefully July 17, 2013 at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital of cancer. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mae, daughter Valorie (Duane) and his 2 precious grandchildren, Roman and Natasha and his daughter Cheryl (Brendan). Lloyd enjoyed music and friends. He was always happy to lend a hand.. Lloyd spent his retirement building furniture, writing poetry, playing music and travelling all over North America and Europe. The last few years they spent many weekends travelling to music festivals throughout the province where he enjoyed playing his harmonicas.

is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its newly renovated facility at 324 Hoy Street Everyone is welcome to join us

Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 11 am to 1 pm

Thank you to the family, friends and neighbours who visited him at home and in the hospital and for all your support and generosity to the family while Lloyd was ill. A very special thank you to his niece, Elodieanne. No funeral as requested by Lloyd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers or a charity of your choice.

for refreshments and a tour of our facilities and programs North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society would like to thank: • Western Economic Diversification Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for cost-sharing our renovation project • Community Futures Development Corporation of the North Cariboo for their support, guidance and loan funding • MCFD Children First Fund for funding for the children’s gazebo • BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for the playground equipment A very special THANK YOU to the College of New Caledonia Carpentry class for building and donating the Elders’ bench and planter boxes, to Tolko Industries Ltd. for their donation of lumber for the children’s playground, and to the many individuals who have donated their time to help us with this project. We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who provided their services in renovating our building: • Act Fast Moving • Keith Watson Renovations • All-Points Stone Slinger • Kevin Krueger • All-West Glass Quesnel Ltd.

• Kleen Air Services • Design Flooring Ltd. • Mercury Fence • Hot Rod’s Bobcat Services • Prato Spray Foam • ICON Homes Ltd.

• Stuckey’s Plumbing • James and Sons Electric • Quesnel Door Shop Ltd. • James Patrick • The Great Indoors HVAC Company

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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... TUESDAY GO GIRLS, healthy living fun free sessions for Grade 6/7 girls. Sessions begin July 30, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m. at North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society, 324 Hoy St. For information call BBBSQ, 250-9927257.


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GALLERY presents MUSEum. The opening for this exhibit is Aug. 9, 7 p.m. The show is a collaboration by the Quesnel Museum and the Art Gallery in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary. Local artists used museum artifacts to create inspiring works of art for display in the show. MUSEum runs through the month of August, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SATURDAY QUESNEL MUSEUM PRESENTS ANTIQUE APPRAISAL AFFAIR, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. To book an appt. call 250-992-9580 ($30 for 15 minute appointment, three items max for each appointment with ap-

praiser Ted Pappas.) Private appraisals of estates, etc. available upon request.

SUNDAY PROSPECTOR’S CAR CLUB-CARIBOO CRUISE July 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Assemble at Cottonwood House with classic cars to share stories and experiences with visitors. Enjoy barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs with the Prospector’s Car Club as well as horse drawn wagon rides and a tour of Cottonwood House. Music provided by Eddie Stolz. 7TH ANNUAL GOLF FOR KIDS SAKE, BBBSQ Sept. 8, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Richbar Gold Course. To register call 250-992-7257

or email, bisques@ Download pledge sheet at Dinner included. Incentive prizes for pledged over $250.

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. QUESNEL TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the College of New Caledonia. Come and visit and learn about improving your communication skills in a warm and friendly environment. Are you new to Quesnel? It’s a great way to get

connected. Contact Ruby at 250-7471180 or rubydksn@

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CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre. LEGION FLEA MARKET, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. Help the Legion help the veterans. Donations can be dropped off at the Legion or call Ken, 250-747-4951. OAPO ACTIVITIES, summer activities – Monday – whist, pool; Friday – crib, pool; doors open at 12 noon. No kitchen services, bring your own lunch or snacks. For details

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CLIMATE ACTGRIEF SHARE weekly sessions Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., workbook is $15. For information and registration contact Carol, 250-992-5369, Debbie, 250-7471500 or Northstar Church, 250-9928830. RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? NEED HELP WITH A BRICK WALL? Quesnel Genealogy Society meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September to June at 1490 Beryl Street, 7 p.m. For information contact 250-992-7211. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-

day, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250-9836920 to check availability. EXODUS 4:10 TOASTMASTERS meet Thursdays. Meetings are 7 p.m., in multi-purpose room at Northstar Church, use lower parking lot. For details call Rose, 250992-9520 or Pam, 250-992-5752.

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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e were heartened recently upon hearing Canadian veterans of the Korean War were finally to be recognized with their own day of remembrance. The Year of the Korean War Veteran was proclaimed by the federal government in January to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the armistice signed in 1953. But the enactment of a special day, July 27, to be marked in perpetuity to honour the sacrifices and efforts of Canadian soldiers, sailors and air force personnel, has more long-term significance. In all, 516 Canadians died and another 1,558 were wounded in the three-year conflict, a battle between the Soviet and China-supported north, and the south Koreans, supported by the United Nations, some of the member countries of which waged war against the Nazis just a handful of years previous. Media of the day largely ignored the conflict, to the point where many Canadians didn’t realize their country was playing a role in the war-torn region. Luckily, things have changed in 50 years, including the treatment of veterans and the value we place on their role in maintaining peace and reducing chaos in the world. Most wars in which Canada has been involved have aimed to achieve a political end for the greater good. The people on the front lines working to accomplish that aim – some of whom paid the ultimate price – deserve to be recognized for their efforts, which in the vast majority of cases are honest, true and patriotic. Regardless how one feels about war, the Canadians who have fought them have, at the end of the day, worked to protect the rights and freedoms we should never take for granted. For that, they deserve our thanks. – Black Press

Green MLA on coal and controversy


fter climate scientist-turnedGreen Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues. Excerpts from that discussion: TF: You did a study comparing burning all the world’s coal reserves and all oil reserves, showing how big coal really is. The federal government says that when you add up what’s actually being used in North America, carbon emissions from coal are about 30 times more than from oil. Now we have a symbolic coal export ban in Vancouver, which doesn’t apply to Port Moody or Point Roberts or Prince Rupert. Do you think there’s any significance to this? AW: There is no question that the biggest issue around is coal, because coal use is on the rise world-wide. Not in the United States, because they’re converting [power production] to natural gas. This is why American producers are saying, let’s ship it to Asia. California says no, Oregon says

Tom Fletcher

B.C. Views no, Washington says no. Vancouver says no, British Columbia, not sure. It’s pushing us to start thinking about what I think is going to be the greatest industrial revolution the world has ever seen, which is transformation of energy systems away from our combustion approach, which is essentially what we’ve been doing since we were in caves. We’ve gone from burning wood to now fossil wood, and fossil plants and fossil algae, to a much more modern era of production of energy through natural means, solar, wind, geothermal etc. TF: Liquified natural gas. The NDP says they are absolutely in favour of that now. AW: I have questioned the economics of it from

AW: Yes, and if I’ve asked it’s been no problem. TF: Grudgingly no doubt. If the NDP had their way, the closest Green Party member would be in Holland. AW: [Laughs] Yes. Certainly not in North America. There’s this sense of entitlement within the NDP to the ‘green’ vote. And I sense that the B.C. Liberals very much like our existence, as being not NDP. The reality is, we take as many Liberal votes, if not more. It’s because what it means to be ‘green’ has moved out of what the NDP view as green, which is a tree hugger. It’s kids going to school, talking about conservation, and going home to talk to their parents. That’s where our votes are coming from. TF: Are you going to be found standing in front of a coal train any time soon? AW: No, never. They asked me to, and I said no, because I don’t believe in civil disobedience. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


Your award winning community newspaper published Sunday & Wednesday The Quesnel Cariboo Observer was founded in August 1908. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction of contents, either in whole or part are not permitted without prior consent. Publications Mail Registration No. 1001572. Member of BCYCNA - British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper Association, CCNA - Canadian Community Newspaper Association & the BC Press Council. Published at 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A8. Phone 250-992-2121. Fax: 250-992-5229 email: Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

day one. There’s a market differential that exists now. There’s that small window because Japan is moving from nuclear to natural gas. But we’re way behind everyone else. TF: Thirty years ago, Japan played Australia and B.C. off for metallurgical coal. Those northeast B.C. coal mines are back up and running again, but you’re seeing a similar thing here? AW: Yes. And if we start shipping natural gas to Asia … the Asian price comes down, the North American price goes up. British Columbians haven’t been told that. TF: How has the legislature session been for you? AW: I sit there and watch the two parties. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. And I hope more British Columbians watch this, because this needs to change. And I think it can change. TF: The NDP opposition decides when you and Delta South Independent Vicki Huntington get your occasional moments in question period?


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Thank you Editor: On behalf of the Quesnel RCMP, I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made the RCMP Musical Ride performance a tremendous success. Special thanks to the members of the Rotary Club of Quesnel and the Quesnel Rodeo Club who put in countless volunteer hours organizing and hosting this event. Thanks to the members of our local media who helped promote the event, the RCMP members and Auxiliary volunteers who volunteered their time, and the more than 1,700 community members who attended the performance. The pre-show was phenomenal – from the two 11 year olds hoop dancers, Latisha and Destiny, the up and coming cowboys who did their best to tame those wild ponies, to the police dog demonstrations – which highlighted the incredible control and discipline of our police dogs. This all set the stage for the magnificent display of patriotic pageantry of the Musical Ride itself. It was a great night for Quesnel, the RCMP and Canada. Again, many, many thanks to all who were involved. You deserve to be extremely proud of yourselves. Sgt. Steve Vrolyk Acting Detachment Commander Quesnel RCMP

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Walmart Wonders The Walmart Wonders raised more than $2,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event. Left to right: Walmart employees Ruth B., Terri F., and Sherri N. proudly display the cheque. Additionally, Walmart applied for, and received a matching grant, doubling the total. Jonas Gagnon photo

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Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Pint-sized prospectors

Kids Kare Daycare were true winners in their category of decorating for Billy Barker Days. They won Best Window Painting, Best Dressed Staff and Best All Around Decor. Staff and daycare children spent three weeks creating the mining display, including historical information on the gold rush, the people and the equipment and tools needed to mine almost 150 years ago. The children had fun learning to pan, dressing up for Billy Barker Days and discovering a little about life in gold rush times. The children really embraced the spirit of gold mining, including fighting over gold, shovels and claims.

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Skyfest has a Mustang just for you Skyfest creators and organizers Barb and Jerry Van Halderen encourage everyone who hasn’t yet purchased their Skyfest raffle ticket, for a chance to win this 2002 Mustang, to do it now as tickets have proven very popular. With only 1,000 tickets printed, chances are good to be the lucky winner of this sweet ride. Any remaining tickets will be available during Sykfest, Aug. 3 – 4.


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Freemasons are men of discretion, worthy of confidences and place a high value on their word and bond


s the members of Quesnel Lodge #69 prepare to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their Lodge a series of articles are being written in this column to provide our community with more insight into history of Freemasonry in Quesnel, the masonic family, its charities and the organization itself. This is the second part of a twopart article intended to provide a simple explanation as to what Freemasonry is all about. Most North American masonic lodges are composed of less than a hundred members of which perhaps thirty are active and will come out regularly to the one or two meetings a month. Each meeting is opened and closed following a particular form of ritual and then run in a manner closely resembling Robert’s Rules of Order for the purpose of conducting its business to keep the membership apprised

100 Years - 1913 to 2013

of the workings of the lodge: paying of accounts, charitable works in progress, assistance to sick or distressed brethren, and the like. Some meetings are also used for the conferring of one of the three degrees of Freemasonry. Many lodges also organize socials, dances, outings, dinners and sporting events for their members and families. Why are the rituals and ceremonies secret? Tradition, more than anything — there have been times and places where promoting equality, freedom of thought or liberty of conscience was dangerous. Also, a lesson that must be earned may have a greater impact. Most importantly though is a question

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of perspective. Each aspect of the ritual has a meaning. Freemasonry has been described as a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Such characteristics as virtue, honour and mercy, such virtues as temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice are empty clichés and hollow words unless presented within an ordered framework. The lessons are not secret but the presentation is kept private to promote a clearer understanding in good time. It is also possible to view masonic secrecy not as secrecy in and of itself, but rather as a symbol of privacy and discretion. By not revealing masonic secrets, or acknowledging the many published exposures, freemasons demonstrate that they are men of discretion,

worthy of confidences and they place a high value on their word and bond. But the true secrets of a freemason are not contained in the ritual. A freemason who is true to his obligation will not reveal the modes of recognition, but they are not truly secret; this is demonstrated by the number of exposures that have been published over the centuries. The secrets of a freemason are those personal, private and lawful aspects of a man’s life that he may choose to share with a brother, a brother who will keep those secrets. This is not secretiveness; this is discretion. There is also that secret which is not kept secret but is only revealed to those who realize the happiness that comes from living a good life. In preparing this

column, I have taken very liberally from a paper presented on the website of the Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon. The complete paper and many other articles covering a wide range of topics about Freemasonry may be found on that website www.freemasonry. Contributed by Bill Cave, a member of Quesnel Lodge No. 69 and a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon.

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Billy Barker Days Action: From this... to this

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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Runners eschewed a race through town for a bucolic run through the trails at Hallis Lake this Billy Barker Days. Participants competed in either the 25 km or 10 km runs. Karoly Peter was the fastest man in the 25 km race in under 2 hours, followed by Dino Aracki and Anthony Boyd of Ft. St. James. Cecilia Peter was the fastest woman in the 25 km race, a half hour ahead of Michelle Rodgers. Jocelyn Loomis and Robyn Schmitt tied for third. Jason Neumeyer was the first of the 10 km runners across the line, followed by Kam Dosanjh and Morne Smit, all under an hour. For the women, Vancouverite Caitlin Cyndric was the third fastest of the 10 km runners, and the first woman to finish. Sue Dumaine and Anne Regner followed in second and third.

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Rodeo in the Gold Pan

The rodeo rode through Quesnel to buck up Billy Barker days. Under the hot Cariboo sun, riders wheeled, rode and hung on for dear life to an assortment of animals. Hometown rider Steve Hohmann was barely affected by being stepped on by a horse last weekend, taking first in saddle bronc on the back of Saddle Bags. Joe Roberson of Merritt took second on Crazy X, followed by Garrett Madley of Alexis Creek on Little Dave. Hohmann also took second in bareback aboard Shakin Not Stirred. Denver DeRose of Kamloops inched past to take first on the same horse. DeRose also finished third on Missy. Quesnel’s own Tyler Cherry took first in her hometown ride around the barrels in junior barrel racing. Callie Hume of Williams Lake took second, followed by Tasha Seitz of Savona. Our jr. steer riders took second and third, James Johnston taking the former and Lane Paley the latter. Houston’s Kyle Bell took first. Steve Lloyd of Quesnel took second in tie down roping. Cache Creek’s Jonah Antoine took first and Cody Brett of Silver Valley, Ab. took third. Quesnel’s Lane Cork took second in bull riding on the back of Hell Boy. Riske Creek’s Ryan Jasper took first on Sweet Pea and Colton

Manuel of 150 Mile House took third on the same horse. Dustin Spiers of Quesnel took second in jr. breakaway roping. Bell took first and Troy Gerard of Savona took third. Clayton Honeybourn of Quesnel teamed up with Kamloops’ Colly Stewart to tie with the Kamloops/108 Mile Ranch team of Tim Terepocki and Ty Lytton for second. The Surrey/Langley team of Clayton Freemantle and Levi Hughes took first. Mike Gill of Merritt took first in steer wrestling, followed by Cole Scott of Kamloops and Andy Farmer of Savona in

second and third. In breakaway roping, Williams Lake’s Katrina Ilnicki took first, followed by Keri Mikhelsen of Kamloops in second and Norma MacDonald of Williams Lake in third. Kirsten Gjende of Prince George, was the fastest lady around the barrels, followed by Vanderhoof’s Cathy Buekert in second and Laura James of Kamloops in third. Elly Farmer, of Savona was the fastest peewee around the barrels, followed by Williams Lake’s Breana Billy and Vanderhoof’s Riley Beier.


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Coming Events FREE consumer education course, sponsored/funded by Northern Health, for individuals living with a mental illness. The course is called Your Recovery Journey: meaning, management, and medication. Courses will be held at G.R. Baker hospital starting September 9, 2013 and runs for 10 sessions. For more information and/or to register contact Gail at 250-316-4111 or g a i l _ r u t l e d g e @ ya h o o. c o m . Space is limited so register early!

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Little female dog went missing from Lomar Trailer park on Elm St. on July 13. She answers to Calvin. She is a chocolate brown pomeranian/chihuahua mix. She looks closer to chihuahua with her hair cut short. There is a very sad little boy that is anxious for her return. If you have seen this little dog, call 250-983-9694. LOST Ladies Gold Ring. Very Sentimental, near Laughing Loon Pub, July 7th. REWARD offered. 250-826-3790 any info


In Memoriam

In Memoriam

March 15, 1937 ~ July 23, 2003

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

In Memoriam

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The Barkerville Heritage Trust is holding a MANDATORY site viewing on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 am PST to request proposals to repair and reconstruct the Canadian Claim cabin and Gunn Hydraulic Pit mining exhibits as per the drawings and specifications that will be included in the information package distributed at the site viewing. Please assemble at Barkerville’s Administration Building at 10:00 am PST for this viewing; proposal information packages will be supplied at that time. Please email inquiries to Lynn Berlin, Heritage Projects and Trades Supervisor, at or call 250-994-3332 ext 36 or 1-888-994-3332, ext 36. For more info visit employment.htm. CLOSING DATE: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon




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Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Estate Auction Saturday, August 10th @ 11:30AM 2159 Williams Rd., Quesnel Phone BC Auctions: (250)992-2459/(250)983-1239 For complete List. No viewing prior to Sale Day.

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

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Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 5 Acres on Dale Lake Road, already has driveway, has access to Hydro & Gas, is mostly cleared. $75,000 ----------------------------------------30 Acres, has road allowance off of Dale Lake Road, fairly heavily Forested & Natural, $120,000 Call (250)747-3793 PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $124,900. 780-394-7088

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Houses For Sale Two house trailers on 1 acre Beautiful property, quiet neighbourhood Close to schools and shopping City sewer & deep well 1894 Beach Cres. Quesnel, BC $168,500.00 Ph: 250-747-3361 Cell: 250-991-8061

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Beautiful 1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville

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1 Owner, 66 original km’s Fully equipped, Brand new Bridge Stone Tires, Maroon Interior, Garage Kept This vehicle is ready for Collector Plates. $6,950 Call (250)992-8747

Homes for Rent Beautiful 1 bdrm house, on private lot. Utilities separate, W/D incl. Tons of storage. Newly renovated, N/S, N/P, must have references. Great area. Avbl Aug.1, $700/mo plus DD. Call 250-255-3722 or 250-316-2233.

Suites, Lower

Front bedroom, Jack n Jill bunks, slide out couch, solar panel, A/C, awning, TV, extra fresh water tank. Excellent condition. $16,500. 250-992-5303/250-992-3373

HONDA GOLD WING FOR SALE 1995, 20th Anniv. Special

2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

1500 CC, 39000 KMs, one owner. Pearl white, lots of extras. Excellent shape. $10,000 Phone Dwain: 250-992-7658

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



Trucks & Vans

Cars - Domestic

1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

2000 Red Chevy Silverado 4X4 P/U Truck Good Condition! Well Maintained! $6,000 Call (250)747-1068

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

1993 Chevy Cavalier


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

Members of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

References required.

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

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

$2,950 obo. Call (250)255-4509

2001 Pontiac Grand Am

fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson


Call Shawna

Cariboo Place Apt. 625 Reid St. Adult oriented 2 bdrm suite available Call for appointment 250-992-3036

REDUCED $3,200


RedBluff - Clean & spacious 2bdrm suite. Private entry, laundry/cable/internet & utilities included. No pets. $800/mo. (250)747-7447


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


Call (250)992-8747

2006 - GM Avalanche 123,000 km, 37,000 on warranty, power D/W/M & Driver seat , auto , A/C , Good mud/snow tires. Reduced! $13,900 OBO. Must Sell! Call (250)-992-8841

The link to your community

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic


Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.


Commercial/ Industrial 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. Commercial Spaces for Lease: 800 SQ FT (394 Anderson Dr.) and 1375 SQ FT (388 Anderson Dr.) Next to Gold Pan City Dance in West Village- Call (250) 983-9938

Apt/Condo for Rent

Sunroof, spoiler, style steel wheels, 190 km’s, V6 Great on Fuel! $2,950 Call 1 (250)255-4509 FREE Removal of Car, Trucks, etc., & Scrap Metal. CASH for METALS. Call (250)983-1191

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

ONE STOP APARTMENT SHOP We have an apartment to suit everyone’s needs. 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!

E L P M A S 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

New Owners – New Management

250-992-2806 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Festival at a glance A15


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Assoc.


s ’ l e n s e u Q TH

AMAZING RACE Be a part of an amazing day of

fun and adventures

and help the Canadian Cancer Society and Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Assoc.

tion a r t s i g e R 8:30 am

AUGUST 10th, 2013 9AM - 2PM

• Must

Rules ➤

have two people per team • Minimum age (16) • Must bring a digital camera • Car will be needed •


Cost $200.00 per team

Can be raised by pledges - tax receipts will be issued

All participants receive a souvenir t-shirt & refreshments

Get your team together and sign up today! For more info contact Judy 250-985-5816

Drop your entry off by July 31st, 2013 (July 15th to guarantee t-shirt) to the Canadian Cancer Society 332 Front Street - 11am - 1pm Monday to Friday or at the Cariboo Observer 188 Carson Avenue - 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Team Name Names of participants

Date Registered Deposit Paid Cash or Cheque Cheque to be made out to Quesnel Amazing Race




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Quesnel Cariboo Observer, July 24, 2013  

July 24, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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