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Protestors took to the court house Monday prior to Shaun Brown’s sentencing of eight months for sexual assault. Autumn MacDonald photo

Mom ‘outraged’ over sentencing of Brown AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Shaun Brown received six months in prison and 24 months probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault. The sentence was handed down in provincial court Monday afternoon by Justice Morgan. Brown, 39, admitted to having unprotected, sexual intercourse twice, with a

14-year-old female, during a time period of July 19 23 of this year. “According to testimony, they drank alcohol and had consensual intercourse,” Morgan said. However, consent can not be granted given the female’s age. “She told police it was mutual and that she did not want him to be prosecuted,” Morgan said, adding it was not open for Brown to


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“accept the consent.” Testimony provided also pointed to text exchanges where both parties admitted what they did was wrong. One text included Brown telling the underage female she was “hot.” The text conversation was uncovered by the female’s mother, who also found Brown’s license in her daughter’s possession. She subsequently brought the evidence to police. Morgan also went

over Brown’s the alcohol criminal record, factor. “... I’m which included Brown also worried for received an impaired, possession of stolen when he gets two months property and a jail time for out.” break and enter possession conviction. of stolen Mother “Other property for aggravating factors a total of in this case include the eight months in prison. age disparity,” Morgan Prior to sentencing, the said, pointing to the fact female’s mother organized the female was closer in a peaceful protest age to one of Brown’s outside the courthouse, children. an attempt to raise Morgan also highlighted awareness.

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“We were taking a stand,” she said, noting the amount of support by drivers honking was “enourmous.” However, it was sentencing that had her questioning the justice system. “I’m outraged,” she said. “It’s not fair at all for what he’s done. She wasn’t old enough to make that decision for Christ’s sake. “I’m worried for when he gets out.”

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Emergency crews on scene A collision between a pick-up truck and a van resulted in emergency personnel swarming the scene Thursday early evening on Highway 97 South. No official word yet on cause.

Plane crash sends one to hospital Shortly after 11 a.m. today (Friday, Aug. 9) Quesnel RCMP received a report of a single-engine plane crash at Quesnel Airport. The small two seater propeller plane crashed on the runway causing injury to the pilot who was taken to hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening head injuries. The other occupant did not suffer any significant injury. The runway was re-opened to flight traffic within one hour of the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Autumn MacDonald photo

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with Lee-Anne Williams B.Sc. (Pharm) We’ve been hearing for years that a needle-free injection device will soon be on the market. Well, the scientists at MIT have developed one which delivers a microscopically thin stream of medicine under high pressure through the skin and into the tissue. It is still being tested but hopefully available in a year or two. There appears to be a link between the amount of sugar we consume and our blood pressure. One easy way of cutting sugar consumption is to reduce the number of sugar-drinks you consume daily. Even reducing by one can help. Reducing our daily calorie intake can produce a multitude of health benefits. Start today. It’s always interesting to read about how health affected some famous people. Beethoven, for example, used fewer higher notes in his later compositions as his deafness increased. Analyses of his string quartets found he used fewer notes above G in his later quartets because he couldn’t hear them. In England, more and more people are successfully quitting smoking. The National Health Services Stop Smoking program in 2011-12 reported that 800,000 people set a quit date with 49% being successful which is a 5% increase in success from 2010-11 and a whopping 235% increase over 200102. It can be done. Pharmacists can help smokers quit with smoking cessation programs. We’d love to talk to you about what’s available to help you with your decision to stop. You and your family won’t regret it.

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Mountain Bluet: a beautiful pest The feature for this week is not your everyday garden variety; it’s beautiful but can be a pest! Mountain Bluet, also known as Bachelors Button and Perennial Cornflower, is a popular garden plant that we have on our priority list because it is spreading in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Mountain Bluet is native to Europe and was brought over as an ornamental but it readily escapes gardens all over the world. It has now become established in the British Isles, Scandinavia and some parts of North America. Mountain Bluet grows up to 18 inches

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tall, has silvery-green wooly foliage and has blue and purple lacelike flowers at the ends of the stems. It usually flowers from May to August. How can this beauty become a garden nightmare you ask? Mountain Bluet has many invasive plant traits; it is a self-seeder and also spreads rapidly by above ground roots. This plant is tolerant to many different environments, such as drought and alkaline soils. It is persistent once it has established and one plant can live up to 15 years in ideal conditions. Treatment options for Mountain Bluet:

Bag them and dispose of invasive plant material at designated areas such as invasive plant bins at the Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House landfills. • Small Infestations: hand pulling but make sure that all parts of the plants are dug up including root fragments. Do Not Compost Invasive Plants! • Bag them and dispose of invasive

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plant material at designated areas such as invasive plant bins at the Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House landfills. • Large Infestations: Herbicide can be utilized, but the infestation must be carefully assessed first to ensure herbicide use is appropriate for the site and all instructions on the label must be read and followed. How can you help stop the spread of Mountain Bluet? • Learn to identify Mountain Bluet. Be cautious when planting this in your garden or avoid it all together. • Cut and bag flower heads before it

goes to seed. • Check vehicles and clothing for seeds and plants before leaving an infested area. • Stay on trails and roads. • Report any new sites to the CRD at 1-800-665 1636, on our website at or email invasiveplants@ Instead of planting Mountain Bluet in your garden try these alternatives: Bee Balm (Monarda Didyma), Summer Gentian (Gentiana septemfida) or Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata) – Submitted by the Cariboo Regional District

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$2070 was awarded to the Quesnel & District Lawn Bowling Society for repair and maintenance for the lawn bowling greens. Weather and water erosion damage to the sidewalks and borders to the bowling greens had created some safety hazards as well as allowing wild grass and weeds to encroach on the greens. This project will allow easier and safer access to the clubhouse and make the game more enjoyable for all. The bowling fields are located in West Fraser Timber Park. The purpose of the Lawn Bowling Society is to entice the public to exercise and spend time in the fresh air while bowling. All members of the public are welcome – anyone who can hold a bowl in their hands can participate! The sport is harder than it looks – the special balls are weighted in such a manner that they naturally curve to one side when thrown. A bit of thought, skill, strategy (and luck!) are needed to be accurate in the game. For more information on club hours and playing times, call Claude at 778-414-7733. SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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On offer at Valley Auction Ltd. July 18, 2013 Head of Livestock 296 Number of Buyers 25 Baby Calves ............................. $100.00 $160.00 Veal Calves .............................. $ -$ -D 1-2 Cows ............................. $ 75.00 $ 85.75 D 3-5 Cows ............................. $ 63.00 $ 72.00 Holstein Cows .......................... $ 30.00 $ 69.75 Bulls ........................................ $ 80.00 $ 94.00 Bred Cows ............................... $ -$ -Cow Calf Pairs ......................... $1085.00 $1300.00 FEEDER CATTLE DIVISIONS (prices quoted per 100 lbs.) Steer Calves 300 - 400 ............ $ -$ -Steer Calves 400 - 500 ............ $ -$ -Steer Calves 500 - 600 ............ $ -$ -Steer Calves 600-700 .............. $128.00 $132.50 Feeder Steers 700-800 ............ $118.00 $125.00 Feeder Steers 800-900 ............ $114.50 $117.50 Feeder Steers 900-1000 .......... $ -$ -Heifer Calves 300 - 400 ........... $ -$ -Heifer Calves 400 - 500 ........... $ -$ -Heifer Calves 500 - 600 ........... $ -$ -Heifer Calves 600 -700 ............ $ -$ -Feeder Heifers 700 - 800 ......... $112.00 $116.50 Feeder Heifers 800 - 900 ......... $ -$ -Feeder Heifers 900 - 1000 ....... $ 97.00 $ 108.50 HOGS, SHEEP & GOATS Sows ....................................... $ 75.00 $110.00 Feeder Pigs.............................. $ -$ 85.00 Feeder lambs ........................... $ 85.00 $125.00 Lambs & Ewes ......................... $up to $150.00 Goats ....................................... $12.50 $155.00

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A Memorial Tea for

Pat Hernstedt Will be held on Sunday August 18th from 2-4 pm at the Kersley Community Hall. Friends are invited to attend and share their memories with her family.

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April 29, 1943 - August 7, 2013 It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of Laurie Thideman. Laurie passed away August 7, 2013 at the Quesnel Hospice House. She was born April 29, 1943 in Burns Lake, BC to the late Bessie and Ernie Moore. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 51 years, Dennis Thideman. She is survived by her children Denny (Betty), Faye (Pat), Wendy (Marty) and her loving grandchildren, Patrick, Dylan, Lisa (Josh), Sarah, Logan (Amy) and Brittany.

Laurie was a beautiful woman with a kind heart, loving soul and a happy smile that touched many people in the Quesnel community. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support in many heartfelt forms from many family and friends to be name individually but to include: Quesnel Hospice team, the Westland neighbors, Dr. Erlank, Dr. Aziz and of course the Pearl’s girls!

August hail A sudden hail storm in Wells over the weekend caught many visitors and residents off guard.

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Museum celebrates 50 years T

he activity in our community continues as the Quesnel & District Museum and Archives celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Take a walk through Quesnel’s rich history, remarkably displayed in the Quesnel Museum. We invite everyone to attend the golden anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission to the Museum is absolutely free on both Friday (Aug. 16) and Saturday. There will be something to do for everyone. Here are just a few of the events you can join in on: Saturday you can start your day in Lebourdais Park at 9 a.m. with the Antique and Unique Sale. This sale will run until 4 p.m. so if you are an antique buff, you had better attend. The Museum is also

offering a Cariboo Antique Appraisal Affair with well known, accredited appraiser Ted Pappas. Anyone interested in having their antique appraised is asked to call 250-992-9580 for an appointment. Also, in the park is the Barn Board Sale where I am told you can purchase old barn boards for just about any kind of project you may have on the go. All proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Quesnel Museum. Join us for afternoon tea and cake at the Museum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On behalf of council, I will be officially opening the day and am excited to revisit the wonderful treasurers in the museum. I am also looking forward to the fashion show which will highlight clothing from 1960 to 2000! Congratulations and a big thank you to anniversary

organizers, Friends of the Museum, the Museum and Heritage Commission and of course, our staff at the museum which includes museum manager Elizabeth Hunter, Leslie Middleton, Heidi Kilsby, summer students Jennifer Hocevar and Eric Merta and all of the volunteers who have helped bring this event together. The group has been working hard to improve the curb appeal of the Museum and have commissioned attractive new banners, produced by AdBoom and Sign Stop to fill the front windows! Don’t forget to visit the art exhibit MUSEum, a collaboration between the Quesnel Art Gallery and the Quesnel Museum. Local artists were asked to choose one item from the museum’s collection as their muse, inspiring a work of art for

this group show which opened on Aug. 9. The majority of the work is on display at the Art Gallery until Sept. 3, but while visiting the museum you can see the installation Photo Shoot with C.D. Hoy by the City’s talented Maureen Wheeler. Thank you to Cariboo Peat & Gravel and Motherlode Wash for sponsoring this collaboration of art and artists! For an in-depth look at our Museum online, visit If you have a question for Mayor Mary Sjostrom, please e-mail it to us at newsroom@quesnelobserver. com and we’ll forward it to the Mayor so she can answer it in an upcoming column.

A celebration of Laurie’s life will be held at the St Annes Hall, 100 Sutherland Avenue, Quesnel, BC on September 21st, 2013 at 11am – 3pm. Potluck lunch to follow. Please join us and bring your favourite dish, memories and stories to share with all of us who love Laurie. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to Quesnel Hospice.

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mong the many platform promises that helped the federal Conservatives win the 2011 election was having senators voted into office instead of being appointed, and having term limits. The Conservative election platform complained that Liberals “blocked us at every turn” under the minority government. In earlier elections, Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed senate reform, which was touted by Conservative candidates across Canada, including in Victoria. Harper has seemingly reversed course, appointed dozens of new senators over the past six years and has been largely silent on reforming Canada’s un-elected Upper Chamber. With Conservative senators now mired in accounting scandals, the Harper government could have parlayed this public relations disaster into renewed calls for making the senate accountable and democratic. Instead, it finds itself drawn into trying to explain a secret loan for improper expenses. Instead of acting, the government opened the door for the federal NDP to capitalize on senate reform. Its “roll up the red carpet” campaign – a call to abolish the senate – does an effective job laying out the cost of the upper house at $92.5 million this year for a privileged group that works on average 71 days per year. It’s a good political move by the NDP and an effort the Conservatives can’t credibly oppose. With all the Conservative rhetoric about senate reform over the past years, it took until July for the federal government to apply to the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on if Parliament alone can change rules on term limits and appointments, or if the provinces must be in unanimous agreement. The Harper Conservatives perhaps are finding a majority government has its pitfalls – they can’t blame others for blocking reforms (or increasing deficits for that matter). Now is the time for government to show leadership. If the latest scandals don’t show the need for senate reform, we don’t know what does. –Black Press

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Another round of liquor reforms T

he B.C. Liberal government is ordering up another round of liquor regulation changes, looking for ways to make life easier for businesses and customers without aggravating the health and social problems associated with alcohol. Discussions with B.C.’s 10,000 liquor licence holders have identified a few problems that should be fixed. Going into a consultation phase that runs to October, the government is looking for answers to a few obvious questions, such as why it takes a pub or bar up to a year to get a licence. Another question: why can a family with under-aged children go into a licensed restaurant for lunch, but can’t go to a pub and place the exact same food and drink order? This should be allowed, perhaps until the traditional 5 p.m. “happy hour” when the pub reverts to adults-only. A couple of suggestions have come out of the healthy growth of B.C. wine, craft beer and distillery operations. Look for new licence opportunities for farmers’ markets to sell local

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B.C. Views beverages along with the produce and preserves. Letters inviting suggestions from existing licence holders have gone out, and Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap will be meeting this fall with industry groups, local governments, police, health and social policy organizations and First Nations in the fall. A website will be put up in September so members of the public can have their say. Here’s my suggestion to start things off. Recent incidents involving so-called “party buses” shone a light on this growing industry, The sudden death of a 16-yearold on a party bus outing in Surrey in February turned out not to be alcoholrelated, but to no one’s surprise, open liquor was found aboard the bus. Open liquor isn’t allowed

pressed this point at the recent premiers’ meeting in Ontario wine country, bringing in the maximum amount of B.C. wine allowed under Ontario rules and urging free trade in Canadian wine. The Toronto media drank it up, aghast that they were barred from ordering the latest Naramata Bench tipples directly. No movement so far from the Ontario government, in a province that has done well developing its own wine industry. The B.C. government will no doubt be lobbied again to allow beer and wine sales in grocery and convenience stores. Our politicians show little interest in that, which is understandable. The B.C. Liberals don’t want to upset the private liquor stores they have nurtured for a decade, and the NDP would never risk annoying the government liquor store union. There are more creative ways to liberalize alcohol sales. 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

in any vehicle, but perhaps a new kind of special event licence could be created for party buses. They have been viewed mainly as part of the solution to impaired driving, and the situation isn’t much different from a supervised event on a boat. Here’s another suggestion. Gourmet cooking classes are becoming popular, with customers preparing and then enjoying their meals. Why not licence these establishments, at least so people can bring their own wine for dinner? Both the B.C. Liberals and NDP have advocated for easing the archaic rules on inter-provincial trade in wine. B.C. lifted its restrictions on mail-order wine and has urged other provinces to follow suit. There are a couple of reasons why this Prohibition-era structure persists. Liquor sales are a cash cow for provincial governments, and every case of wine brought in from elsewhere is lost profit for the provincial wholesale monopoly. Then there is the local industry lobby that would rather not add to its competition. Premier Christy Clark


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Community supporters Riverview PAC raised $1,650 through a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. Walmart contributed $1,000, bringing the total to $2,650.

Representing Quesnel Editor: On the August long weekend Quesnel Minor Baseball sent a Mosquito A team to our Provincial Championships in Cloverdale BC. These boys were all 10 years old, and it was their first Provincial Championship experience. As the Tournament Director for Cloverdale Minor Baseball, I have no idea what coaches Tim Barker, Tom Annett and Ron Miciuk expected from their team, but I know that they had a pretty good idea that the team was in tough, given that they had

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to compete against other BC Minor organizations that had double and triple the number of players that participate in Quesnel. Nevertheless, this team gave 100 per cent on the field and handed out Quesnel pins to all of the teams that they played, which was incredibly well received by all of us. They were true ambassadors for your community and were the topic of discussion among many of the organizing committee and the coaches assembled. Your group of young men taught all of us that winning games is not the true measure

of success. They were polite and respectful; they played every game with passion and gave it their all, and we in Cloverdale hope they left with some great memories and the desire to continue to play the game that we all love. We would like to sincerely thank all of the players, the parents and the coaches for the commitment that they displayed this past weekend and wish them nothing but great things in the future. Cameron Gair Tournament Director Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association

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A big thank you Editor: of the GR Baker A big thank A big thank you to the Hospital Auxiliary you to the City nearly 20 years City of Quesnel, the First for of Quesnel, the and am so proud First of July of July Committee and all to give something Committee and back to our the many volunteers, plus community. all the many volunteers, plus all the girls from the Miss Our town is a all the girls from pleasure to live in. the Miss Quesnel Quesnel program for the Many thanks to program for our great gardeners great Senior Strawberry the great Senior who work so hard Tea. Strawberry Tea. to keep our city so The weather beautiful. was warm but the tea was fresh Gus and Anita Schaub and delicious. Quesnel We seniors are very lucky to have so many events just for us. I myself have been a member

Letters and emails must include full name and contact phone number and should be 250 words or less. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for clairity, brevity and legality. Letters to the Editor, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8 email: Ph: 250-992-2121 Fax: 250-992-5229 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



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Success by Six benefits from new kits ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

Early Childhood programs in Quesnel can now benefit from a whole new set of Aboriginal resources kits. “We had a number of requests from early childhood programs for more aboriginal resources,” said Jocelyn Stuart, aboriginal support worker and Success by 6 roundtable member. Success by 6 is an early child development provincial program dedicated to ensuring that children aged 0 – 6 have access to programs that are critical in supporting their healthy growth and development. It is a partnership which involves the whole community in supporting families to better meet the needs of their children. The three lead partners of this initiative are Ministry of Children and Family Development, The United Way and the Credit Unions of B.C.

Stuart said Success by 6 receives funding annually for addressing community priorities and the aboriginal resources project was deemed a priority. Nazko and Kluskus Bands received resource boxes; Red Bluff and Alexandria Bands and the Metis Association each received a box of developmentally appropriate toys for use at the band office. Child Care Resource and Referral program also received theme kits suitable for lending. Themes include: animals/aboriginal houses; Metis people; The Seven Teachings; and cultural books. Stuart added it is Success By 6’s hope that each group will use the materials in the kits to enhance children’s understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and beliefs. To learn more about Success By 6 and why it is so important, visit the website at You can also contact the local table coordinator, Karen Borsato, 250-747-1760 or email

Left: Aboriginal support child worker with NCAFPS, Jocelyn Stuart and Nazko Band Health Director Brent Ramsay examine the contents of one of the aboriginal resource boxes. Annie Gallant photo

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS FRIDAY QUESNEL ART 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.

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SATURDAY QUESNEL MUSEUM PRESENTS ANTIQUE APPRAISAL AFFAIR, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. To book an appt. call 250992-9580 ($30 for 15 minute appointment, three items max for each appointment with appraiser Ted Pappas.) Private appraisals of estates, etc. available upon request.

SUNDAY 7TH ANNUAL GOLF FOR KIDS SAKE, BBBSQ Sept. 8, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Richbar Gold Course. To register call 250-9927257 or email, Download pledge sheet at Dinner included. Incentive prizes for pledged over

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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, 250-7471130 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. K E R S L E Y HORSE CLUB GYMKHANA every Wednesday, 1801 Otter Road. We now have a novice class for open beginners and/or horses. Call Chelsea 250-7471632. 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 250-7471872. 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 778-4147733. QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE on the last Saturday of every month at Maple

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Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot 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. CALM YOUR LIFE MEDITATION AT HIGH GROUND HEALING, 256 Reid St. every Thursday by donation. BELL RINGING beginners, Monday's 10 a.m., Quesnel Seniors' Centre. For information phone 250-992-6957.

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CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Seniors' Centre. L E G I O N 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, 250-7474951. 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 call Golden Centre, 250-9910090. CLIMATE ACTION GROUP

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meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at Alex Fraser Timber Park’s Nature Centre at noon. People interested in helping create a selfsufficient, resilient community, join the group. GRIEF SHARE weekly sessions Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., workbook is $15. For information and registration contact Carol, 250992-5369, Debbie, 250-747-1500 or Northstar Church, 250-992-8830. 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-

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7211. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250983-6920 to check availability. FRIENDS OF B A R K E RV I L L E regular meetings, first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Wee Chippee Restaurant. For information call 250-992-2008.

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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Fraser sockeye run, water level low TOM FLETCHER Black Press Commercial and sport sockeye fishing remained closed on the Fraser River system this week, as the Pacific Salmon Commission reported a lower than expected return of fish in what was already expected to be a poor return year. Based on the latest test fisheries, the commission’s Fraser River Panel upgraded its forecast of early summer-run sockeye from 400,000 to 452,000 fish. The following summer run “is either lower than forecast or their migration timing is much later than expected,” the joint Canada-U.S. panel reported this week. The proportion of late-run sockeye through ocean approach areas has increased in recent days. The late run is expected to be dominated by

year sockeye life cycle after the disastrous 2009 run, which was expected to see 10 million return After only one million came back, the federal government appointed Justice Bruce Cohen to head a commission of inquiry on the state of Fraser sockeye. As the inquiry was hearing testimony, the 2010 run came in at an unusually high 35 million fish, reflecting the complexity of the system that sustains Commercial sockeye catch at Fort Langley in 2010, one of the largest runs in recent Pacific salmon. history. The Cohen Black Press photo commission Birkinhead, Weaver another concern, after was 20.5 degrees, 2.8 found overall and Late Shuswap a dry early summer. degrees higher than declines in most west sockeye, with some As of Aug. 5, Fraser average, a condition coast rivers, from from the Portage and River water discharge that would risk high Washington state to Cultus Lake systems. at Hope was 26 pre-spawning death if the Fraser, Skeena and Water level and per cent lower than it continues. Nass in B.C., Yukon’s temperature in the average for that date. The 2013 run is Klukshu and Alaska’s Fraser system is The temperature the next in the fourAlsek River.

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Francine Gaetz

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It is with great sadness the family of Francine Gaetz announces her passing on July 20, 2013 at the Dean River. Francine will be forever missed by her loving and devoted husband Dennis Gaetz and her four children, Jamie (Diana) Krebs, Penny Krebs, Dennison (Brenda Williams) Gaetz and Michael (Penny) Stobart. She is also survived by her siblings, Jacquie (Larry) Wright, Rocky (Pete) Krebs, Andrea (Grant) Spitz, Aline (Larry) Sholinder, Lori (Carl) VanDoorselaere, Jeanie (Tom) MacIntyre, Nicole (Drago) Horvat, Bunny (Bruce) Armour, Roger (Margot) Gagne, numerous nieces and nephews and, her grandchildren, Blake, Tyson, Hunter, Nicole, Damien, Anthony and Colton. Francine had a passion for many activities but mostly enjoyed fishing, hunting, curling and golf. She enjoyed flying with Dennis to the Dean River and their many adventures across Canada and into Mexico. Francine was devoted to her community and among her many achievements was a founding member of the 2000 Sunrise Rotary Club and the Quesnel Community Foundation. A Celebration of Life was held on July 25, 2013 and, Francine requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Quesnel Community Foundation or the ALS Society.

On behalf of Gage William Wilson and his family, we would like to thank the Swartze’s family, The Quesnel Community, Dunkley Lumber, Rona, Active Rental, D’arcy’s Glass, Motor Cross Track and Top Notch Woodwork for all of the donations and support they are given us through this time in our life. As a parent and Mom of Gage and the rest of his family, we didn’t realize the impact that Gage has on so many peoples’ lives. The kids in the Quesnel community all came together on such a short notice and put together a very memorable Memorial on Gage’s behalf at the motorcross track. No words will be enough to thank all of Gage’s friends and families for that day of July 16th, 2013 for the support and strength that they are providing to help us through this time. Hearing and seeing all the things about my son and Darian’s brother still overwhelms us. His smile and humor that has made so many people laugh and feel good, has made me a proud mother. I hope through all of this, Gage’s smile will continue for all of us and help us through difficult times. Gage will continue on living through all of us. Parents of Gage’s friends please be proud of your Sons and Daughters because what they have done and are still doing for my family will always be cherished, loved and never forgotten. In appreciation of all the donations we have built a memorial site for Gage in his honor which will be at his home for all to enjoy.

From Andrea & Darian Wilson and Quentin Terrico


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Historic Art:

Inspired at the MUSEum ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


reative expression draws inspiration from infinite sources, however for established artist Joan Ramsay Harker, inspiration from museum artifacts was a first for her. "This is the first time history has inspired my paintings," she said. For one of her acrylic pieces, Ramsay Harker drew inspiration from a CS Wing photograph of a group of women. "It was a black and white photo, but I'm partial to painting with purple so that comes across in the piece. But I don't believe the colours are too far off from colours they may have worn." She added the paintings which resulted from her museum inspiration came together quickly and she credits that to how inspired she felt. Museum manager Elizabeth Hunter, an artist herself, invited local artists to come to the museum, see what inspired them, then create work for a very special Quesnel Art Gallery show called MUSEum, a celebration of

the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives 50th anniversary. "The museum opened its collections and storage areas to local artists to provide inspiration for contemporary pieces," she said. "The majority of work is on display at the Gallery at the Arts and Recreation Centre for the month of August along with a selection of the museum artifacts which triggered the artistic process." She was pleased to add that a few of the art pieces are on display at the museum as well, integrated into the exhibits that inspired them. Hunter chose two favourite media for her contribution to the show. The first is a technique called encaustic (painting with wax) it has a long history and is enjoying a resurgance with modern artists. "Using the museum's laundry display as my inspiration, I created four panels called Never Done," she said. "I used graphic images from old catalogues and text from housekeeping manuals in my creative process. There's also one special encaustic piece

that honours books and literature and the fading art of adventure through reading." Hunter's second contribution is a series of tiny needle-felted fairies encased in their own little tin homes. Her inspiration was the museum's butterfly collection. The show runs from Aug. 9 – Sept. 3 and includes felting, watercolours, acrylics and a host of other media all inspired by objects and images at the museum. The museum 50th anniversary celebrations are planned for Aug. 17. To find out more visit the museum or call 250-9929580. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Above: Museum manager Elizabeth Hunter and artist Joan Ramsay Harker pose in the laundry exhibit at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives with their artwork which was inspired by museum artifacts. Right: Hunter created these needle-felted fairies and housed them in their own tiny little boxes. They were inspired by the museum’s butterfly collection. Annie Gallant photo

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Moonrise film festival

Sunset Theatre in Wells to utilize the big screen JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Sunset Theatre in Wells is going back to its big screen roots, screening movies by creators, directors and animators from B.C. and Alberta. Event organizer, Daniel Jefferey said he wanted to make the festival a celebration of western Canadian filmakers. Other than the geographic constraints, the festival should have something for every lover of motion pictures. “We wanted it to be eclectic – every movie different from the last, except all of high quality,” Jefferey said. The event starts Thursday night with a run of narratvie short films. These would include a variety of films that draw closer to mainstream tastes. Friday, the festival hops the rails into the more eclectic side, featuring experimental films, documentaries and animation. The festival culminates

Saturday “We wanted it to be eclec- themselves night with and talk the full tic – every movie differ- with the length about ent from the last, except crowd feature film their pieces. by Don “Because all of high quality,” Hertzfeldt the Sunset Even organizer Daniel Joffrey It’s Such a Theatre Beautiful is such a Day. unique place, small and Some of Hertzfeldt’s engaging, I thought we animation can be viewed might as well make use of it on youtube: http://www. so the directors can talk to their audiences. uOvqeABHvQ&list=TL So far, Jeffrey wt0Tr3F-708. His most has a few directors popular work, Rejected, was who have agreed to nominated for an Oscar. make the trip, like The festival features a Quesnel Resident 50/50 mix, with half of Brendan Nagel, the movies having done who is showing the festival circuits and/or Converse, and has received acclaim and half scheduled time in being new or flown under the intermissions the radar. for them to talk. The laurels on some of He is also trying the film makers highlighted to organize some over the weekend other get togethers include Academy Award outside of the festival nominations, Sundance evenings. accolades and admission Will Ross, film critic, into many international film is also scheduled to festivals. talk on It’s Such a Beside the films Beautiful Day. themselves, Jefferey has Jefferey, son of the encouraged the film makers current proprietor to come to the festival and just-graduated

film student, jumped at the chance to pursue his passion at home when he was given the chance. Jefferey is hoping the event will become an annual festival. Tickets are $10 for a day pass, $20 for a three day pass. Films start at 8 p.m. and will go through to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, but will finish earlier on Friday.

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Cancer Clips

to apply sunscreen, wear a hat and not forget those fabulous designer shades. Skin cancer is the most preventable of all cancers and melanoma is one of the deadliest diseases (the second most

common cancer in women between the ages of 20 and 29). Skin cancer is often a deadly disease and after being diagnosed with advanced melanoma, your life is measured in months. So it is very important to strike a balance between enjoying the great outdoors and cutting your risk factors. Two steps to keep you happy and sun safe this summer: limit exposure to UV radiation and know your body. This means no tanning beds exposure and when you go outside (yes, you have probably heard it a million times already) wear sunscreen. If

you have just five sunburns at any time in your life, it doubles your odds of developing skin cancer. Check your moles, especially if there is a change in colour or growing. Look for the ABCDs: asymmetry, an uneven border, two different colours and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Nobody knows your body like you do, so it’s up to you to take control of your skin and your life! Some other helpful tips: when shopping for sunscreen, look for the ingredient Mexoryl. Mexoryl filters out UVA rays and lasts longer than current UVA blockers

such as Zinc Oxide. I bet you have also heard that dark colours attract the sun. Yes, they attract more heat than light hues, however, they actually offer

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August 11 - 17, 2013 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you have a firm grasp on what you need to accomplish in the week ahead. Stay focused on your tasks and that focus will pay off by the end of the week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your financial burden is a little easier this week. Perhaps you have caught up on bills or have received a little extra money you didn’t expect. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, whether you are in a relationship or are looking for a new romantic partner, the next few days are the moments for putting on the charm. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, many things need to get done this week before you can set work aside and take a muchneeded vacation. Once you get through the bulk of things, you can relax.

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Save some of your good fortune for others, Leo. When you share the wealth, not only will you feel better about yourself, but also you will certainly have more friends around you. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Without you the well-oiled wheels of the work machine just won’t spin correctly, Virgo. That can put a lot of pressure on you in your career, so weigh the options of a day off. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you have to be the voice of reason, and this won’t always make you popular with others. Though some may not rally around you this week, they’ll relent. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Something that seemed like a good idea at first glance may not seem like the best thing to do right now, Scorpio. Switch gears while you can still take another path. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, although you may rather spend your time doing something else for the next few days, handle your upcoming obligations without complaint.

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Quesnel & District Museum

The history of our history: Origins of our Museum T

he first meeting of the Cariboo Historical Society, Quesnel Branch was held in Wells, March 1950. William D. Morris was elected chairman at this meeting. He started to foster interest in preserving stories and relics of Quesnel, Wells and Barkerville through his newspaper column titled, “Don’t Take my Word for it, But” in 1949. On July 4, 1951, Alvin Johnston of Quesnel was elected president. Many years before the museum building was erected, a group of dedicated residents were busy preserving Quesnel’s young, but exciting, history. As stated in the Society’s constitution, the Quesnel Branch of the Cariboo Historical Society was formed “to acquire and preserve information on the early history of the Cariboo.” By the time they formed the

Quesnel Historical Society in 1951, many household items, farm machinery, mining and logging equipment, and photographs had already been collected. These items had to be stored in society members' basements and sheds. When the Federal Building (present post office) was opened in 1949, to house the Post Office and RCMP, the Historical Society was given space in the basement to store their artifacts. Some of the first artifacts gathered were the Barlow Collection and later Dr. G.R. Baker’s medical equipment. They had the start of a museum, but no building to keep it in. In the mid-1950s, the Board of Trade asked the Town Council to build a Tourist Information Centre and soon the Historical Society began looking at ways and means to raise money

and to raise the profile of the society. Key members were on committees, and in 1963 it paid off. Plans for a new tourist bureau and museum were approved by council members in February. It was decided to proceed with the work at once, so that the project would qualify for approval under the Winter Works Incentive Program. The museum, a 20 ft. x 80 ft. block building with a low pitched roof, costing approximately $22,800, was built in LeBourdais Park, much of the work done by the society led to the establishment of the Quesnel and District Museum, opened in August 16, 1963. Now a problem arose with no paid staff – how to man it. The historical society members were asked if they would volunteer to man the museum, and they did. In 1968, an addition was added

to the west side of the building where the present day Tourist Information Centre is located. In 1971, yet another addition was added with a basement to the east side of the building. In 1987, the Lois Dawson Memorial Wing was added. This wing is climate controlled and houses an exhibit gallery and storage space for archival collections. This expansion was in part required to accommodate the Bohanon/Fuller Collection, the contents of a Heritage home belonging to one of the areas more prosperous pioneering families. The Cariboo Historical Society was reformed in 1976 and was dissolved in 1981 due in part to the fact that the museum is owned and operated by the City of Quesnel. Most of the Cariboo Historical Society records and

meeting minutes are kept in the archives of the Quesnel Museum. If anyone were to go into the basement area, they would find so many more artifacts that could be displayed if space permitted. There is a shelf-ready set of plans for a new Museum and Information Centre when, and if, the citizens of Quesnel could afford to support this project. Today the museum curator (Elizabeth Hunter) oversees the museum collection displays, exhibits, overall collecting and de-accessioning (only because we have multiples of items and no more space to display or store them) of artifacts and memorabilia. The curator works closely with the Museum and Heritage Commission and the Friends of the Museum who help guide and promote museum activities and projects.

Observing the goings on for more than 100 years


n this 50th anniversary of the opening of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, you

may wish to look at the website www. and go to the link, Observer Newspaper Archives. There you will be


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able to spend many pleasant hours perusing newspaper articles from the past. A digital archive was created as a Cariboo Observer 100th anniversary project to provide access to the newspaper on line. The Cariboo Observer began publication in 1908, serving the communities of Ashcroft, Quesnel and Barkerville. It printed all the news important to a small town – everything from the economy, politics, sports and community events, down to the smallest details of the social life, such as who went south to visit whom, or who was currently in the hospital and for what reason. John G. Hutchcroft

was editor from 1911 – 1934 and is credited with building the paper into what it is today. In 1949, it absorbed the Wells-Barkerville

Chronicle. In the beginning the Observer was a weekly publication, going bi-weekly in 1979, reverting back in 1984 and then

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back to bi-weekly in 1990. Currently, the Quesnel Cariboo Observer makes its home at 188 Carson Ave., in the former

Royal Bank Building. Challenging times lay ahead, as newspapers struggle with the multitude of online sources of news.

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Quesnel & District Museum

Fraser River footbridge facts




PACE. This sign, an artifact saved from the Fraser River Bridge, is on display in the museum. It was placed on the bridge, built in 192829 because it was felt that galloping horses could cause vibrations which would weaken the structure. The bridge was built using the Howe Truss system which, uses surface tension and compression, rather

than bolts, to hold the structure together. The concern about vibrations weakening the structure was apparently unfounded, as over the years cattle drives, logging trucks, heavy machinery and passenger vehicles crossed the bridge without any damage being done. Imagine the bumps and jolts as cowboys on horses, whooping and hollering, crowded herds of cattle onto the bridge and across, bursting onto Front Street

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and on towards the stockyards. Consider, too, the increase in heavy truck traffic, especially in the years after World War Two, when the logging industry expanded. As one chap reported, “There were lots of little sawmills, I don’t know, a couple of hundred sawmills in the outlying district so everybody and his dog had a two and a half ton truck or three ton truck that they hauled 3 – 4,000 board feet of lumber to the planer mill. So there was quite a bit of truck traffic like that.” With the increase in both truck traffic and passenger vehicles, congestion on the bridge became a problem. Tom Moffat recalls, “When they started moving logs by truck in Quesnel, just after the war, two trucks would meet on there and they’re only supposed to be eight feet wide, but their stakes were always leaning way out and most of them were 10-feet wide, at least, eh. And then they couldn’t pass. So, they’d meet halfway across. Sometimes there would be a fist fight

over who’s going to back up.” The solution was to install traffic lights at each end of the bridge. The traffic lights, the first ones in Quesnel, began operating in December 1953, initially from the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Although the lights were a big improvement, people began to see the need for a new bridge to replace what they called a horse and buggy bridge. Many groups worked hard to get the government to commit to building a new bridge. William Speare, local M.L.A., summed up the situation in an eloquent speech in his reply to the throne speech in January, 1966. He outlined the history of the bridge and its importance as a link to the west side, with its logging and other industries. In June of that year the construction of a new bridge was approved and the Moffat Bridge opened for traffic in October of 1970. The Fraser River Bridge became the footbridge as we know it today.

The life of the Legion


hen tenders were called for the Legion Hall in October of 1934, the moment was a long time coming. The foundation for the building was built in 1930, but owing to the depression years and other causes, no other part of the construction was undertaken. A campaign was commenced for selling of shares in the Association which were later bought up by Branch #94 to acquire title to the building, but work was not commenced until October. Opening night was set for the end of November and while it would not be complete, because of a lack of funds, it was thought that once the hall’s value to the community had been demonstrated, it wouldn’t be long before sufficient funds to complete it would be coming in. The speed with which the Legion hall has been built was truly amazing. The walls and roof are up and the windows are now being put in, the building should be completed by the first week of December. Sure enough, the official opening of the Quesnel Legion Hall took place at 2:30 p.m. on December 14, 1934. The honour of cutting the ribbon was given to Mrs. John Boyd, of Cottonwood, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the Cariboo. Not surprisingly, there was a large turnout of Legionnaires from Wells and Vancouver present and the dance

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at the hall that night was one of the best ever held in Quesnel, attended by more than 300 people. In February 1934, an addition of 24 ft. x 62 ft. was added for a cloak room, kitchen and meeting room. In the summer of 1950, a small flat roofed addition was added as the entrance to the lounge area.

RAGING INFERNO, LEGION BUILDING BURNS TO THE GROUND The Legion building stood in the centre of downtown Quesnel for more than 60 years but burnt to the ground in a few short hours on Aug. 6, 1995. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 94, was completely destroyed by fire so

great that ashes from the building were discovered two blocks away from the site. The design of the building, its age and certain construction aspects made fighting this fire even more difficult than some. The burning of the Legion was the end of an era and despite the heroic efforts of fire fighters nothing could save the historic building. Although precious archives and memorabilia were lost, a new 8,000-square-foot facility was rapidly constructed and opened in November 1996. The community has rallied to contribute collections for the Legion Museum and the valuable work of the members continues today.

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One wicket away JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter To the very last minute, the Quesnel Cricket Club had the game in hand. “All we had to do was get their last few battes out,” said Bik Bhangu, a member of the Quesnel Club. A team of Thompson River Universtiy (T.R.U.) Students had come up to play at the Quesnel club’s request, a rare treat for a team who’s last game was two years ago against Prince George. The T.R.U. team, mostly made up of international students, came down with the optimisim of youth, ready to win against the northern team. “We surprised them,” Bhangu said. The game started at 9:30 in front of 30 fans who had come out to

root for the hometown team and watch this rare treat. The Quesnel club started the game on a high note, winning the coin flip at the beginning of the game and opting to bat first. Through the first half of the game, the Quesnel club built up their score, with Lucky Bhatti snaring the most notches on his cricket bat, adding 35 runs to the total of 99 the club got, just one shy of the magical triple digit number. After the first inning, the game took an intermission for lunch, before the Kamloops team stepped up to bat. In much the same manner as the Quesnel team, the Kamloops side rung up their points, edging closer and closer to the magical number. As the score got closer tensions heightened. “It was a nail biter for sure,” Bhangu said.

Then, in the last minute of the game, Kamloops was able to breach the three digit mark, taking their 100 run to win the game. The game finished up over five hours after the fateful coin toss, at 3 p.m. Even with the loss, Bhangu was happy with the game,. “We had fun and it was good competition,” Bhangu said. The game was fun enough to encourage the Kamloops team to reciprocate and invite the Quesnel club down south to play. Though no plans are concrete yet, Bhangu hopes the team will be able to make the trip before fall. For those interested in learning more about the sport of cricket, or who want to join the club, contact Bhangu via email at bbhangu@ The club practices on Sunday afternoon.

Top: the Kamloops bowler winds up and releases; above: a Quesnel player up to bat.

Autumn MacDonald photos

Busy weekend for riders

Pair of rodeos kick off August for Rodeo B.C. August kicked off with a pair of rodeos in B.C. over the first weekend of the month: the 23rd Interlakes rodeo at Roe Lake and the Nemiah Valley Rodeo. Quesnel's Steve Hohmann had a busy weekend, taking first, on Crazy X, and third, on Mixed Martini, in saddle bronc during the Interlakes Rodeo. Cole Scott of Kamloops took second on Tug Boat Annie. Clayton Honeybourne took first in tie-down roping, just beating Clayton Freemantle of Surrey, who took second. Virgil Poffenroth of Riske Creek rounded out the top three Hohmann was busy riding horses with saddles as well,

taking second in bareback on Ford tough, edged out by Prince George's Jared Marshall on Kit Kat. Denten Sandy of Knutsford took third on Alley Oop. Quesnel's Mariah Mannering was the fastest junior racer through the barrels, followed by fellow Gold Pan resident McKenzie Wills in second. Callie Hume of Williams Lake took third. Quesnel team ropers did well at Roe Lake, taking second and third, with Ryan and Kyle McNaughton teaming up to capture second and Russell Glassford and Steve Lloyd taking third. Chilliwack's Levi Hugher and Langley's Logan Wharry took first.

In Junior Steer Riding, Quesnel's Tyler Cherry and Williams Lake's Rikki Laviolette tied for third, topped by Kamloops' Jackson Scott in second. Wendel Williams of Williams Lake finished the weekend in first. Cache Creek's Riley Isnardy took first in steer wrestling, Cole Scott of Kamloops came in second. Merritt's Grant Fosbery took third. Kyle Bell of Houston took first in breakaway roping, followed by Allison Evertt of 150 Mile House in second. Riske Creek's Keefey Durrell took third in the event. Troy Gerard of Savona and and Cache Creek's B.J. Isnardy

tied for first in jr. breakaway roping, followed by Kyle Bell of Houston. In ladies barrel racing, Falloon Fosbery of Merritt was the fastest, beating out Julie Legget by half a second. Ginelle Talarico of Cache Creek took third. Williams Lake's Brianna Billy was the fastest pee wee around the barrels, followed by Taya Hamming from Vernon took second, followed by Clay Farmer of Savona. Hohmann was also in the Nemiah Valley on the weekend, taking first in bareback, on Notorious, there. Like at the Interlake rodeo, Quesnel riders took two of the

top three spots in junior barrel racing: Taylor Cherry with first and McKenzie Wills with third. Callie Hume of Williams Lake sat in the middle in second. Quesnel's Lane Wills took first in junior goat tying, joined on the podium by flow Quesnelite Mariah Mannering in third. Jennifer Schuk of Tatla Lake took second. Hohmann rounded out his busy weekend by taking first in bull riding on Notorious. Dyson LeNeve of Quesnel took second in pee wee barrel racing. Elly Farmer of Savona took first, and Brianna Billy of Williams Lake rounded out the top three. See PAGE 17

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WolfPack comes to Quesnel JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter

Riding and Roping Kyle Schisler and Trish Kohurst rope a calf in the Team Ropers finals, Aug. 3 – 4 here in Quesnel.

Karen Powell photo

Riding through Nemiah from A16 Quesnel's Brooke Wills took third in ladies goat tying. Odessa Gerard of Savona sat just above Wills, with Norma MacDonald of Williams Lake taking first. Quesnel's Ed Marshall teamed up with Riley Isnardy of Cache Creek to take third in team roping. Isnardy was the name to have in team roping, as Cash and Carey, both Isnardys of Cache Creek, took first. Kayla and Mike Jasper, of Riske Creek took second. Dyson LeNeve of Quesnel took third in peewee goat tail tying. Tatla Lake's Sydney Schuk took first, followed by Rachel Chatham of Bella Coola in second. Brooke Wills also took third in ladies barrel racing, with Houston's Kristin Bell sneaking just in front of her to snag second and Colleen Duggan of Cache Creek well in from taking first. Tatla Lake's Jennifer Schuk took first in jr. breakaway roping.

Chad Grimm, assistant coach of the T.R.U. WolfPack Volleyball team and erstwhile Quesnel-ite, is making the trip to the Gold Pan again this year to head up the Wolf Pack Volleyball Summer Camp. This is the eleventh year Grimm has been back to his old stomping grounds to bring volleyball to the players, instead of the other way around. “My goal has always been to bring a high level experience into the community so kids don’t have to travel to gain exposure to university volley-

Keely Durrell of Riske Creek took first in breakaway roping, followed by Allison Everett. Kayla Jasper of Riske Creek and Daphne Petal of Alexis Creek tied for third. In junior steer riding, 150 Mile rider Blaine Manuel took first. Williams Lake's Rikki Laviolette took second, followed by Tyler Lang of Vanderhoof in third. Kayla and Mike Jasper took first and second in #8 team roping. Cassidy Evenson of Pritchard and Carey Isnardy took third. Riley Isnardy took the top honours in tie down roping, followed by Cody Brett of Alberta and Troy Gerard of Savona. Grant Fosberry of Merritt took first in steer wrestling, followed by Luke Simonin of Naramata in second. Wacey Marr of Gang Ranch took first in saddle bronc on the back of Babe. Next up, Redstone hosts the Chilcotin series, Aug. 17-18.

ball,” Grimm said. The camp will cover the basics, drilling the young athletes until their muscles memorize the actions so they will be prepared to grow during the season, instead of taking the first half to get their body used to the game again. This won't be the only time

Grimm will be in town; he's hoping to bring the whole team the next time as well. “It is also in our plans at T.R.U. to play another exhibition game in Quesnel this year so that is something the kids can look forward to,” he said. The camp is comprised of two different sessions each day and runs from Aug. 19 – 22. Athletes entering grades 5-8 will attend the morning session, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while older athletes entering grades 9-12 attend the later, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. session. The camp costs $100, which includes a camp t-shirt. To register contact Grimm at

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The Mount Milligan copper - gold mine is located 155 km northwest of Prince George and mid - way between the communities of Fort St. James & Mackenzie. The state-of-the-art processing plant will be built around a 40-foot Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill – one of only six mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America.

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FT Experienced Bookkeeper required for local logging company. Email resume to: FullTime Cook position available - all shifts. Experience in fast paced line cooking. Drop resume off @ Alamo in Kersley. Super Suds commercial department has a part-time position available. Duties would include driving, washing/folding coveralls and some repairs. Please drop off resume at The Outlaw below Granvilles.

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Coming Events FREE consumer education course, sponsored/funded by Northern Health, for individuals who are living with a mental illness. The course is called Your Recovery Journey: meaning, management, and medications. The course 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 250316-4111 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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has an upcoming opening for the Office Administrator / Receptionist position. This position involves a fair degree of diversity, ranging from greeting our clients, making appointments, processing monthly payments and handling telephone calls efficiency and effectively, to word processing, accounts payable / receivable and monthly balancing of trust ledgers with a trial balance.

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PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $124,900. 780-394-7088

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OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 1200 sq ft. of beautiful office space for lease. Great Location. Call (250) 991-0500 or (250) 255-5990

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Retail/OfďŹ ce 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.

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Sunroof, spoiler, style steel wheels, 190 km’s, V6 Great on Fuel! $2,950 Call 1 (250)255-4509

WestSide 3Bdrm. 4-Plex. Laundry Hook-ups, 650/mo. Avail. Sept 1st,(778)466-0998

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm/2bath beautiful Horse Lk waterfront suite incl laundry for rent (near 100 Mile). N/P, N/S, Ref required. $750/mo., avail Aug 16. 778-835-1852 For rent: 2 bdrm house. Private setting. No smoking. No pets. $1000.00/mo + utilities. Available Aug. 15th. 250-7474491.

Recreational/Sale 1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

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OfďŹ ce/Retail 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

Suites, Lower 1bdrm bsmt suite suitable for mature, n/s, working person or couple. Utilities incl. N/p, references required (250)747-1434 1Bdrm suite, n/s, n/p, references required. $475/mo. Single person;$530/mo. Couple. Also available furnished bachelor suite. Call 992-8715 2Bdrm. Bsmt. Suite available September. All utilities included. Carson Sub Area. Satellite. N/P, N/S. References required. Call (250)992-7005 2 Units Available4bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878 Fraser Village Home Society has a double unit available(1 bdrm. suite) for low income Seniors. Call (250)991-5054 North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $600/mo. (250)992-2362 RedBluff - Clean & spacious 2bdrm suite. Private entry, laundry/cable/internet & utilities included. No pets. $800/mo. (250)747-7447

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

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Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

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1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $24,900 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar

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

2007 Flagstaff Tent Trailer

3-Way Fridge, Furnace, Power Winch, Awning Heated Mattresses in Excellent Condition!

$4,950 Call (250)747-1580

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At Taseko Mines, we’re proud to call British Columbia our home. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who share our vision for long-term, responsible growth in this province. Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar coppermolybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada. A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in…

POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Mine Accountant, the Cost Accountant is responsible for a variety of accounting functions including reconciling balance sheet, income statement, general ledger and preparation of month end reports, accounts payable, general ledger, statutory reporting, cost reporting and departmental budget preparation. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Prepares monthly cost reports • Provides analysis of cost trends and variances to stakeholders • Maintains Capex roll and reconciliation and internal control process and documentation • Assists with preparation of annual budgets and subsequent forecast updates • Issues cost reports for each department • Assists with completion of government surveys and with preparation of monthly GL reconciliation • Responds to information requests as required and completes and submits internal financial reports • Prepares and posts journal entries to the general ledger and reviews payroll entries QUALIFICATIONS • Accounting designation (CA, CMA, or CGA) supported by 3 years relevant experience – mining experience would be a definite asset. A combination of education, training and experience will be considered • Considerable knowledge of standard office and accounting software and familiarity with information technology products and services • Ability to maintain information confidentiality • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills • Experience with MS Office software and functional keyboard skills • Valid Driver’s Licence COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects. We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.

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Notice of Exclusion Application

Regarding Land in the Agricultural Land Reserve I, David & Colleen Zacharias of 1503 Dragon Lake Road intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which legally described as, Lot A D.L. 5440 Cariboo District and located at 1503 Dragon Lake Rd. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Cariboo Regional District Suite D at 180 N. 3rd Ave W.L. by August 14, 2013.




DISTRICT OF WELLS Foundation Repair - District of Wells Municipal Office Closing Date : 23 August, 2013 3:00pm Sealed tenders are requested for the Foundation Repair of the District of Wells Municipal Office located at 4243 Sanders Avenue, Wells, B.C. A Site Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:00am and Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00am. For more information please contact : Dennis Manuel, Superintendent of Public Works, District of Wells : (250) 994-3330

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Quesnel Cariboo Observer, August 14, 2013  

August 14, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, August 14, 2013  

August 14, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer