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Cariboo residents are going to another referendum for the MultiCentre. At a packed meeting Tuesday night, the city’s general manager of community services, Jeff Norburn announced the city and Cariboo Regional District will be asking taxpayers if they want to extend the loan borrowing bylaw for an additional two years in a referendum, Nov. 9. Norburn stated there would be no changes to the scope of the project. To date approximately $24.8 million has been raised for the $30 million project. Norburn said the decision to go to a second referendum for an extension was to allow for more time for fundraising and for senior levels of government to create funding programs suited for the Multi-Centre. A series of public information sessions will be held prior to the referendum to ensure residents have the opportunity to make an informed vote. The referendum is estimated to cost between $4,000 and $5,000. For complete meeting details see Wednesday’s Observer.

Quesnel’s new micro-brewery on its way Brewmaster Troy Rudolph (left) and Barkerville Brewing Co. proprietor Russ Ovans toast to the beginning of renovations in their new location at 185 Davie St. The grand opening is slated for December. Check future Observers for updates.

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Crash victims named The two names have been released after the fiery collision killed two north of Quesnel Aug. 28. Driver 52-year-old Jiping Fang was from Sherwood Park, Alta., his passenger, 61-yearold Leonard Kropp was from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. The crash occurred about 25 km out of Quesnel when the rental car crossed the centre line. The collision ignited a fire which spread to the tree line, resulting in helicopters dousing the flames. RCMP would like to thank the Dunkley Lumber employees for attending the fire, they have assisted the RCMP on several occasions, often on a voluntary basis. The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and the RCMP continue to investigate these deaths. Karen Powell photo

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Miss Quesnel Isla Butler, left and Quesnel Princess Tori Watson visit with leukemia patient Keian Blundell in B.C. Children’s Hospital. Tracey Roberts photo

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wo of Quesnel’s Miss Quesnel royalty made the long drive to B.C. Children’s Hospital, Aug. 31. This started with a desire to make a difference for a family in need and turned into a much greater experience than Miss Quesnel Isla Butler and Quesnel Princess Tori Watson could have imagined. With the help of many people, businesses and associations in the community the two were able to take $600 cash, as well as many gifts and goodies to the family. The two young women had no idea the eye-opening experience that was waiting for them inside. Keian Blundell started off quiet as his room was filled with people while he was opening gifts, Isla and Tori let him warm up

to them with a game of air hockey, which he won and a game of Candyland. Soon after, a tiny voice asked the adults to “go to the parent lounge so I can take them to my room and show them my games.” The adults watched through glass windows as the smile on Keian’s face got bigger and bigger with every new activity they did. He would stop and stare at “the princesses” and it was obvious he was soaking up every minute. He showed them around the floor where they got to meet a few other very sick children. Over the next three hours the group enjoyed laughing, playing and getting to know Keian and his family. The sick little boy also explained to the girls how he was stronger than every super hero. After handing over the cash to his mother,

Chantal, her eyes filled with tears as she gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for everything we had done. On the drive from Children’s Hospital back to the hotel in Coquitlam, the group reflected on the experience. We talked about what sweet people Keian and his parents were and about being able to meet other children in the hospital and learn their stories. One memory of our trip that stays in my mind is when Keian was opening his quilt from the Quesnel Quilters. As he was opening it his mom looked over at me and asked if those were stars on that quilt. When we realized it did have stars on it, she said “ that is more perfect than you know” pointing to a saying written on his door. It read “ even the smallest

stars shine bright.” My response to this was, its funny how things just turn out isn’t it. I strongly believe that this story was put in the hands of our program for a reason. We have all come out of this experience better people than when we walked into that hospital and feel proud to have spent time with this family. We feel very blessed to live in a community who doesn’t only support our own, but anyone in need. We experienced the loving atmosphere of B.C. Children’s Hospital and how well the children and families are treated there. We would like to thank all of the families who donated cash and bottles, the Quesnel Cariboo Observer and Kats Klaws for allowing us to put jars

in their businesses to collect donations, Joyful Expressions who donated Webkins to be handed out to children in the hospital, and the Quesnel Quilters for donating a beautiful quilt for Keian. If we have missed mentioning your donation please know that your contribution was appreciated and we are grateful for your kindness. If anyone would like to donate to this family, donations can be dropped off to Tracey Roberts at the Observer. Thank you for your continued support of the Miss Quesnel Self Development Program. – submitted by Ashley Schmidt Six-year-old Keian Blundell is currently battling leukemia in B.C. Children’s Hospital.



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SHANNON STEVER Observer Reporter Aug. 11 is a day Jason Parlby will never forget. That was the day the local mechanic, 25, was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Prince George, sustaining multiple broken bones and requiring spinal surgery after colliding with an RCMP vehicle. Parlby, an apprentice at 1 Minute Muffler, is currently receiving care at Vancouver General Hospital, while his wife and one-year-old daughter try to balance their time between visitation and taking care of their home in Quesnel. The specialists at VGH say Parlby could be in recovery therapy anywhere from seven months to a year, due to the extensive nature of his injuries. He currently has limited movement in his upper body after plating to his shoulder was added, and is confined to an electric wheelchair during his recovery. Parlby suffered a crushed vertebrae that was surgically fused and a hairline fracture in his neck, but luckily the spinal chord was not affected by the accident. Although movement in his legs is still impossible, he is show-

ing sensation down to his toes, making his chances of recovery encouraging. In order to help facilitate the difficult journey ahead for the family, which includes an undefined period away from work, a fundraiser is being organized for Sept.

14, at the Red Bluff Hall, 6 p.m. The fundraiser will include a silent auction. The organizers are looking for larger items for the event. Proceeds will help the Parlby family locally as well as with the costs of visitations

and the time off from work during Jason’s recovery. Those who wish to help, either by donating auction items or through cash donations, can do so either through Christine Olsen, 250-925-0366, or Lena Davis 250316-0165.

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Variety fundraising for local girl

The doctors did not expect her to live. Tawnie Sadler, 7 of Quesnel made an unexpected and dramatic entrance into the world that almost cost her and her mom Christine’s, life. Complications in Christine’s pregnancy resulted in an emergency C-section and while half the medical team fought to control the hemorrhaging that threatened her life, the other half did what they could for little Tawnie. Grateful for the emergency support from Variety – The Children’s Charity, Tawnie and Christine want to help other families. Tawnie is one of 17 Coin Kid Champions participating in this year’s Kids Coin Drive for Variety – The Children’s Charity. “Tawnie and our other Coin Kid champions around B.C. are inspiring a spirit of support and philanthropy,” Bernice Scholten, Variety’s executive director said. “The Coin Drive campaign is an example of the power of families helping families.” Because she was deprived

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of oxygen during her birth, Tawnie has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She cannot walk, has difficulty eating and is slowly learning to speak. She also has epilepsy and endures constant seizures. Variety provided grants to cover the family’s travel and accommodation costs to see mediacal specialists, medication, a van conversion to transport her wheelchair in the family vehicle and a special bicycle that gives her the ability to exercise her muscles and play with friends. Tawnie wants to make sure that Variety will always be able to help more children and looks forward to rallying the kids in her school, and getting family, friends and

local businesses involved in the Kids Coin Drive, the province-wide fundraiser that, since its inception 10 years ago, has raised $1.8 million for children in B.C. who have special needs. From now until Oct. 31, IGA stores, Marketplace IGA locations and Bank of Montreal branches across the province will display the iconic coin boxes featuring Heartly, Variety’s mascot, and ask customers to support the fundraiser by donating loose change. Proceeds go towards helping children who have special needs and their families with grants for things like emergency transportation costs to out-of-community hospitals, expensive medications, mobility and communication devices and therapeutic programs to give them the same chances in life as other children. To support Tawnie, go to and navigate to her page. You can also contact Louise Duffy, event coordinator, at or call 604-320-0505 ext. 223.



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8:30 am to 1 pm Focusing on the health and well being of the Seniors in our community Enjoy a HEALTHY PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Cost $5) (Sponsored by the Lions’ Club of Quesnel) Participate in FREE SENIORS’ HEALTH SCREENING (8:30 am to 12 noon) Have your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked Visit the INFORMATION BOOTHS to discover the services available to Seniors in Quesnel LAUNCHING THE FREE SENIORS’ WALKING PROGRAM Commencing in the Fall at the Quesnel Youth Soccer Centre Pick up your Quesnel Walks Passport and obtain details of Seniors’ Health Monitoring available as part of this program ENTER OUR DRAW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZE COUPONS to spend on healthy produce at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market THE SPECIAL BUS FOR THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE and will run from 8:30 am to 11:30 am For the City area, contact Quesnel Transit for routes and times @ 250 992 1109 (Office hours Mon-Fri / 8 am to 4 pm) For outside of the City, contact Better at Home @ 250 992 9156 (Anyone needing a pick-up from their home should make contact with Quesnel Transit/Better at Home by 3 September 2013) This event is sponsored by Quesnel Healthier Communities Committee, Northern Health, City of Quesnel and Better at Home.


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Drover Jubilee saddles up

From the earliest 19th-century goldfield cattle-drives to the square dance fervor of the 1940s and ‘50s, Barkerville has been proud to play venue to more than 100 years of cowboy culture. This Sept. 6 – 8 the National Historic Site will once again honour a century of cowboy music, spoken word and dance at Barkerville’s annual Cowboy and Drover Jubilee. “Cowboy poetry and music grew out of a tradition of improvised entertainment carried on by people on cattle drives and ranches in the mid to late1800s,” Barkerville’s manager of visitor experiences James Douglas said. “After a day of hard work, these drovers, or cowboys as we call them today, would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with stories, folk songs and acoustic music.” The weekendspanning Jubilee starts Friday, Sept. 6 with registration

for the third annual Northern Star amateur singing competition (sponsored by Prince George radio’s 97fm The Wolf) available from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Barkerville’s Visitors’ Reception Centre, along with general information about Jubilee activities. An informal welcome party at the House Hotel Saloon kicks off Friday, 7 p.m., with open-mic music and several special guest performances slated throughout the evening. Admission to the party is free (as is entrance to Barkerville after 3 p.m.) Food and beverage will be available for purchase at the House Hotel. Northern Star registration will also be available from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Visitor Reception Centre, Sept. 7 and at 11 a.m. an official Jubilee opening ceremony will take place near the big canvas tent at the front end of town.

Under that same tent from 11:15 a.m. – noon the Jubilee fun will warm up with a round of cowboy poetry and guests are encouraged to take the stage with poems of their own – if the spirit moves them. From Saturday noon – 4 p.m. there will also be a full slate of musical performances by familiar cowboy troubadours like Bud Webb, Allen Christie, Ed Wahl, and Gordie West, as well as a variety of special guests like Joey Only, the Hanson Family, and inaugural Northern Star winner Terry Wozney at three different Jubilee stages – Barkerville’s Methodist Church, Kelly Saloon, and the House Hotel.

The official finals of the Northern Star competition will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Methodist Church, and the winner will be invited to participate in a Cowboy and Drover Showcase revue and boot-stompin’ cowboy dance and sing-along featuring all of Barkerville’s musical guests, starting at 8 p.m. at the House Hotel Saloon and going ‘til late. Barkerville’s Theatre Royal will perform its wildly popular 1940s live musical radio show WCFB: On Air at 7 p.m. for those visitors looking for an extra treat before heading across the street to the House

Hotel Saturday night and everyone will have a chance to repent their evening of suds and sin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, when Gordie West hosts a Cowboy Church service at St. Saviour’s, built in 1869. “Whether you ride, play, sing, dance, or just like to whoop it up on the trail from time to time, Barkerville is the place to be Sept. 6 – 8,” Douglas said. “Thanks in large part to a dedicated group of cowboy culture enthusiasts, Barkerville’s Cowboy and Drover Jubilee is a great addition to our fall season, and we’re looking forward to this year’s event.”

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Quesnel joins Dolphin Day Quesnel residents (left to right) Janae Whittet, Teresa Whittet, Taryn Pagurut, Jolene Pagurut and Courtney Aldrich join the International Japan Dolphin Day in efforts to stop the annual slaughter and capture of dolphins in the Japanese community of Taiji. Each year more than 2,000 dolphins are violently killed for their meat and captured for aquariums around the world. This practice began more than 70 years ago. Quesnel was one of 117 cities worldwide which took part in the protest. Contributed photo

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We would like to give a big thank you to all those that gave and supported our fund raiser for George and Tina Sawatsky. George lost his sight, then his job; and finally, lost his home in Abbotsford to foreclosure. They were living in a home without electricity. Your gracious support of this fund raiser helped to get this family the work and materials needed for them to have electricity before winter sets in. We especially want to thank the people of Berean Baptist Church, who worked hard and gave so much for this need. We would also thank the Observer for creating a great ad and donating to the cause. Lastly, we would like to thank James and Sons Electric for doing the work and for their compassion. It is a tremendous blessing to be a part of a community that cares for neighbors in need. Thank You Pastor Andrew Baduria Berean Baptist Church

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Master Planning Community Information Sessions Northern Health is hosting two master planning community meetings with Chief Operating Officer Michael McMillan. Members of the public will be provided an update on planning work for the future space needs of health services in Quesnel. September 10, 2013 Sessions: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Quesnel Seniors’ Centre 461 Carson Avenue Quesnel, B.C. For more information, please contact: Julie Nygaard Administrative Assistant Northern Health Tel: 250.985.5617



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controversial bill in Quebec is creating quite a stir over human rights. And as well it should. A newspaper report stated the Parti Quebecois government is planning to restrict public-sector workers in places such as daycare, hospitals and schools from wearing religious attire. This includes, hijabs, visible crosses, turbans and kippas. The move is obviously political and yet one would think it would sink a party – not so in Quebec. In fact the Parti Quebecois, which only holds a minority, has gone on record saying they would fight the courts if the charter lands there. Furthermore, the PQ, under leader Pauline Marois, even has some policy support from the opposition party. The Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), has stated the charter is “too radical” but still supports some aspects of it. The CAQ would ban judges, police officers, prison guards and teachers from donning religious symbols, as they are “in a position of authority” but not doctors or daycare workers. The CAQ is also in favour of allowing the sporting of the crucifix since it reflects the majority of Catholic Quebecois. No, you are not sleeping and yes it is still 2013. Not only is this charter mindblowing in its violation of religious beliefs and the right to wear whatever the hell you want (personally I find too tight and too short far more offensive than a religious symbol, but hey, that’s just me) it’s also a blatant snub to the rest of Canada and Canadians in our attempt to embrace difference of opinion, race, religions and skin tone. This “little” stunt Quebec is pulling is just the beginning of a resurgence of separatism attacks. It’s now our job to stand up for each and every one in this beautiful, eclectic country of ours and let Quebec know Canadians do not ban a person’s right to done their religious symbols. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

Learning lessons from my gammy I

’ve learned some very valuable life lessons from my grandmother over the years and one of them was to worry little about what people think of me. It’s not that she worried little. In fact, she worried quite a lot and still does. But watching her concern herself about what others think is what’s helped me to stop. When my dad was eight and my uncle was four, my grandfather abandoned them, leaving my ‘Gammy’ with all the responsibilities, as well as a great deal of shame. It was back in the fifties when there existed a stigma against single mothers, particularly divorcees. Unfortunately, she cared what people thought of her and her situation and it added significantly to her struggles. When I was a teen and first learned about what she had gone through, I became upset. Not at my grandfather, who I hardly knew, or at the faceless strangers seemingly

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On A Brighter Note thinking bad things, but at my grandmother. How could she have not seen how wonderful and kind hearted she was? How could she have allowed anyone to make her feel badly about herself in any way? “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” Eleanor Roosevelt once said. Very true, but not always the easiest words to live by, as I found out. I was quite young when I first realized that concerning ourselves with what others think of us could negatively impact our life experience, yet I still went on to do it myself. Seeking the acceptance and approval of others seems

After surviving a difficult childhood, my grandmother raised two sons on her own, taught elementary school, gave driving instructions and did other odd jobs, painted pictures, played the piano, pinched pennies and traveled much of the world. As much as she might think she is, she’s no shrinking violet. Not even close. A shy, talented, smart, gracious and incredibly loving woman, Gammy has been an amazing role model for me in the way she has lived her life and in the way she wished she had lived it. Turning 90 on Sept. 9, she continues to have me admiring her and her constant quest to keep learning, improving and participating in activities that bring her joy. I am grateful to her for all that she’s taught me, and I look forward to what else I’ll learn over the next decade on Earth with her. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be reached at


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to be one of those common traits among people, women especially. Many of us have to actually re-train our brains in order to stop doing it. And for some, it’s harder to do than others and we need constant reminding. Another thing my grandmother taught me was to live life fearlessly. Not that she’s done that either. She’s got a healthy dose of fear within her and was quite anxious about driving an all-terrain vehicle at my cousin’s wedding and then zip-lining at my dad’s birthday party at the age of 88. But she didn’t let the fear stop her and she went for it in both instances. “I admire your courage,” she’s often said to me. “I wish I could have been more like you throughout my life.” But what she doesn’t realize, is that she’s one of the strongest and bravest women I’ve ever known. And her willingness to discuss her perceived imperfections so openly has given me the strength to be okay with my flaws as well.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

By-pass badly needed now

Editor: A thank you to everyone that has written over the years concerning the problem on Front Street and “I’m a senior and Highway 97. I’m a senior and after living here a after living here a I can plainly see year I can plainly year why there has been see why there has so many complaints the traffic. been so many com- over In a half hour last plaints over the week from 2:30 – 3 p.m. 611 cars, traffic.” pick-ups and big rigs passed through with their carbon, diesel smoke and logging truck dust – not to mention noise. Safety is a major concern as there have been quite a few bad accidents of late. A big transport truck loaded with explosive material going down the hill from the highway to the hospital would be a disaster. Of all the complaints out there, it’s odd something hasn’t been done or some official hasn’t stepped forward to address this problem. Health and safety is paramount. Our little two rivers town of Quesnel is historic and beautiful. Let’s work hard to make it more so. The staff at Riverview apartments treat their tenants with respect and I know it is mutual. No complaints in that department. I hope this letter gets some satisfaction or someone in the premier’s office takes note. Maybe we will get some answers there. Rich McKay Quesnel

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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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With school in full swing (with the exception of kindergarden) ICBC is asking parents to begin preparing children for getting to and from school safely. Every year in B.C., an average of 30 children aged five to 18 are killed and 5,100 injured in 14,700 crashes. “As children across the province return to school, it’s the ideal time for parents to review the rules of the road with their children and take the time to go over their daily route with them,” Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure said. “Everyone should plan ahead for the return of the school season because the roads will be much busier, so remember to leave earlier to avoid rushing, stay focused on the road and use extra caution, especially around school zones.” “Police across the province will be closely monitoring speeds in school zones to make sure drivers stick to the 30-km/h speed limit,” Chief Constable Jamie Graham, Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee said. “We want children to get a safe start to the school year so we’re asking drivers to be extra careful

on our roads and watch for children.” “The start of the school year is a busy time for children and a return back to regular routines for parents,” John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety said. “That’s why we’re encouraging parents to start talking to their children now about using extra caution as the school season begins. “Even older children should be reminded to remove earbuds and headphones when walking and always make eye contact with drivers.” Tips for drivers: When school is back in session, don’t forget that every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30-km/ h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. When you’re dropping off your children in school zones, stop and allow them to exit the car on the side closest to the sidewalk. Never allow a child to cross mid-block. If a vehicle is stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding to a pedestrian, so be prepared to stop. Always yield to pedestrians – it’s the law. See PAGE A11

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Wear something bright, look left and right from A10 School buses will be back on our roads. Vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. Before getting into your vehicle, make a habit of walking around your vehicle to make sure no small children are behind it. Always look for pedestrians when you’re backing up.

Tips for parents and students: Post these safety tips in your home and review them with your children – even older children need to be reminded about road safety. Remove your headphones and put away your phone or other gadgets when crossing the street. Focus on the road so you can see, hear and respond safely. Make eye contact with drivers, so you both know you see each other.

Road safety lessons should be fun and interactive. Memorize the chorus of Walk ‘n’ Roll, a song by children’s musician Will Stroet, which is included in ICBC’s kindergarten to grade three road safety curriculum: “Wear something bright; Look left and look right; Wait for the light; Make sure you’re in the driver’s eyesight.” Teach your child to cross at intersections that have a pedestrian crossing light or a marked crosswalk whenever possible Even at a crosswalk, be aware of traffic and always make sure that vehicles are stopped before walking. Use designated crossing points and follow pedestrian traffic signs and signals. Dress to be seen. Wear bright or light coloured clothing. In dark or bad weather, wear reflective material on clothes or accessories.

“Wear something bright; Look left and look right; Wait for the light; Make sure you’re in the driver’s sight.”

road safety educational materials to B.C. schools to help students learn about road safety using fun and interactive activities. The materials are unique to each grade level from kindergarten to grade 10. To find out more, visit icbc. com/4teachers.

Always walk on the inside edge of the sidewalk. This way, you’re further away from traffic. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic so you can see oncoming vehicles and drivers see you. Be aware of parked vehicles in a parking lot or on the road. A driver may not see you between parked vehicles and you may not see them moving. Before crossing or walking through a parking lot, stop and look left-right-left around parked vehicles. However, children should avoid taking shortcuts through parking lots. ICBC provides free

Regional statistics: In the Lower Mainland, on average, 10 children aged five to 18 are killed and 3,250 injured in 9,060 crashes every year. On Vancouver Island, on average, six children aged five to 18 are killed and 690 injured in 2,130 crashes every year. In the Southern Interior, on average, eight children aged five to 18 are killed and 810 injured in 2,390 crashes every year. In North Central B.C., on average, seven children aged five to 18 are killed and 340 injured in 1,090 crashes every year.

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City declares United Way Month City of Quesnel proclaims September as United Way Month with the raising of the United Way flag with Councillor LaureyAnne Roodenburg, left, Mayor Mary Sjostromm centre and Lori Cruddas, United Way Community Programs and Services Coordinator. Contributed photo

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Set your calendar for Quesnel Live Arts season ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


he lineup is set, the performers booked and Quesnel Live Arts is ready for another stellar entertainment season. QLA begins their selection process in April when they attend Pacific Contact in the Lower Mainland. PC showcases about 50 Canadian and International artists who vie for the opportunity to be considered by the B.C. Touring Council for performances around the province. Several northern communities combine their selection process under the Northern Presenters and work through block booking which is good for both artists and presenters of live arts. “In order of priority and availability, about 10 acts make the final list,” QLA president Colleen Brines said. “We’re looking for variety and quality entertainment.” She added they also consider artists from previous years that may not have been available but still remain on the preferred list. In making their selection, Northern Presenters look for not only talent but also great stage presence and ability to interact with the audience. Brines went on to say live arts performances benefit the whole community. “Live arts brings all ages and interests in the community together and exposes the community to diverse musical genres,” she said. “Jazz, classical, roots as well as highlighting Canadian performers bring an assortment of truly entertaining shows to Quesnel. “We fulfill a specific role in the community. The public now looks to QLA for consistently high quality live performances that are so much more energizing and satisfying than pre-recorded presentations.” Brines said it just takes one evening of live entertainment to appreciate how wonderful it is. “For many, live arts and all that it offers isn’t well-known and we’d like to change that.” This season, QLA begins with the

Watch for QLA at the Farmers’ Market Sept. 14 and 21.

Montreal Guitar Trio, Oct. 2. Drawing from the four corners of the musical world, this group delivers loads of infectious good humour and solid ensemble playing. On Oct. 23, don’t miss the Woody Holler orchestra, folk/jazz musicians creating western swing style described as jazz from the saddle. A very special performance by Ken Lavigne, Nov.23 brings a truly Fung-Chiu Duo indescribable voice which is characterized as soothing and exciting at the same time to the stage. After the new year, plan to attend Fung-Chiu Duo, Jan. 21, a piano duo which combines two solo pianists who challenge the traditional boundaries of four-hands pianoplaying. Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine, March 3, embodies the 60s girl-group vibe with a soulful sound dispatched by four women in a modern, new century genre. The final performance, April 22 is a dynamic family band called Everything Fitz. A high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing group of some of Canada’s finest young musicians. Brines is excited about this season’s lineup but she was also pleased with QLA’s terrific sponsors who assist in the presentation of these six shows. Generous grants from B.C. Arts Council and Quesnel and District Community Arts Council also enMG3 able Quesnel Live Arts to keep prices very reasonable, she said. Ticket prices are $25 per show, Chic Gamine $125 for all six shows (adults) and $20 per show, $100 for all six shows (seniors and youth). All performances are in Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu senior secondary school with reserved seating available for season ticket holders. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Quesnel Music, Save-on Foods, KMAX, at the door or in advance by calling 250-747-2207. Anyone wishing to sponsor one or more of the performances call Brenda Paulson, 250-992-2005 or Colleen Brines, 250-747-2207.

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HOME BASED BUSINESS 14th Anniversary

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Quesnel Community Living Association client Dean Cake proudly displays the cake prepared for the opening of Good For You Market, Aug. 30.

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C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY FOOD BANK DRIVE volunteers will be dropping off bags to be filled for the food bank Sept. 9 – 10. On collection day, Sept. 14, place unopened, nonperishable food items on your doorstep in this bag with flyer attached

WEDNESDAY QUESNEL LIONS HOUSING SOCIETY now has a mailing address for donations. Forward donations to P.O. Box 4535, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3J8. TIME TO REGISTER FOR GIRL GUIDES You can register online https:// register.girlguides. ca/OnlineReg or call

1-800-565-8111 or at Central Registration in September.

THURSDAY COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS ANNUAL BALOON RELEASE Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Anglican Church hall. Refreshments to follow, families and friends welcome. For information contact Fran, 250-992-3956, Kristine, 250-9928883 or Bev, 250992-3611.

SATURDAY SENIORS DAY AT FARMERS’ MARKET Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Focusing on the health and well-being of seniors in the community, also launching the free seniors’ walking program. Special

bus for this event is free of charge and will run from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. For inside the city, contact Quesnel Transit for routes and times, 250-992-1109. For outside the city, contact Better at Home, 250-992-9156. PADDLING IS AWESOME DAY, Sept. 7, Pioneer Park on Dragon Lake, race your canoe, kayak or paddle board in a 3km, 5km or 7km course. Registrations, $10/participant, drop off at Rocky Peak Adventure Gear, deadline for pre-event registration and payment, Sept. 6. Race Day registration, 9 a.m., races begin at 10 a.m.. Sponsored by Quesnel Canoe Club.

FOOD BANK DRIVE COLLECTION DAY, Sept. 14, place bag with unopened, nonperishable food items on doorstep by 9:30 am for pickup. For information or if your donation is not picked up by 2 p.m., call 250-992-1808. All donations go directly to Quesnel Food Bank.

SUNDAY BPSA TRADITIONAL SCOUTING Bingo, Sept. 8 at Bingo Hall, 668 Doherty Dr., doors open at 4 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m., door prizes, concession. 7TH ANNUAL GOLF FOR KIDS SAKE, BBBSQ Sept.

8, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Richbar Golf Course. To register call 250-992-7257 or email, bisques@ Download pledge sheet at Dinner included. Incentive prizes for pledged over $250. ANTIQUE MACHINERY PARK FAMILY FUN DAY Sept. 15, gates open at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sawmill demo at 1 p.m., artifacts, silent auction, wagon rides, trails, admission by donation.

ONGOING EVENTS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets last Thursday of the month at noon in the Legion for a

luncheon meeting. For information call Vi, 250-747-1130 or Cora, 250-992-9344. MUSIC IN SPIRIT SQUARE every Saturday, 12:20 – 1:30 p.m. following the Farmers’ Market, local musicians performing on the Spirit Square stage. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB GYMKHANA every Wednesday, 1801 Otter Road. We now have a novice class for open beginners and/or horses. Call Chelsea 250747-1632. HORSESHOES Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. fun nights. Club tournaments once a month. Bring your back yard game to the club. No

one is expert or professional, just friendly competition. For more information call 250-747-1872. LAWN BOWLING, West Fraser Timber Park, Wednesday, 10 a..m., Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. A game similar to curling. Challenging exercise and fresh air for ages 10 and up. For more information call 778-414-7733. 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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Are you interested in finding more about forest management and help guide future planning? Do topics like moose habitat, streams crossing, road access interest you? Canadian Forest Products Ltd. – Quesnel is inviting local residents to help guide the development of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan for its field operations. As a member of the Public Advisory Committee, you will help identify key resources and interests to be considered in planning- such as key habitats, historical trails and grazing needs- to name just a few. Not only can you help shape the Sustainable Forest Management Plan, you can gain a better understanding on forestry topics through a diversity of guest speakers. Canfor-Quesnel’s operating area is located west of Quesnel. The far western portion of the operating area is bordered by Kluskoil Park and Narcosli Lake with the eastern boundary partially encompassing the area between Blackwater River and Tzenzaicut Lake. A Sustainable Forest Management Plan, accredited with the Canadian Standards Association, is the foundation of Canfor’s forest management and is built based on the input of the Public Advisory Committee. If you have a potential interest in being involved in guiding forest planning for this operating area or in forestry in general, consider being involved. The next committee meeting is planned for late September, dinner is provided. Please contact us for more information- send an email to or call Jason at Canfor at (250) 992-1318,

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED To take advantage of our

Market re-opens Good For You Market, under Quesnel Community Living Association guidance but with independent management, will be offering fresh produce, Avalon dairy products and other local items (as much as possible). This will also be an opportunity for work experience to QCLA clients. Top: QCLA executive director Wylie Bysted hands out celebratory cake; middle: customers took the opportunity to purchase fresh produce; below: Mayor Mary Sjostrom presents a congratulatory plaque to Good For You Market board chair Ken Calihou.

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Emma Lou – the hound with a big fragile heart D

oes the name Emma Lou bring fear to your heart? Well, this Emma caused fear in many people before she found sanctuary at the Crooked Leg Ranch.

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A worker at the Chilliwack rescue was coming to Quesnel to attend some training through Noah’s Wish and she phoned the girls to ask if she could bring up an aggressive dog that was due to be put down the next day unless a new placement was found. With reluctance, the girls gave the okay. Since Willow was also participating in the training, Fauna was asked to foster Emma for the weekend. With all the hype about an aggressive hound, the girls expected to see a massive hulk with snarling teeth emerge

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from the truck. Out came a medium-sized timid girl with sad eyes and long black ears. It turns out that Emma was surrendered four years ago because she could not be house trained, she was pregnant and she had heart issues. It was thought that giving birth would cause enough stress to cause death. But no, she had 11 beautiful puppies that were soon in new homes. The decision was made to spay her but again there was worry that the procedure could be fatal. Again no, she came out fine. The workers tried to foster her in many places but the result was always the same, messes in the home. Emma was then restricted to the kennel and cages and her frustration turned to aggression. With

no hope of adoption, the last resort was euthanasia except that one worker reached out to Crooked Leg Ranch. Fauna treated her like a puppy without training and eventually Emma learned not to make messes in the house. Emma found a safe, accepting place that weekend which turned into forever. The girls retrained her and hoped for adoption but here too, there was reluctance to take a dog with a weak heart. After four years of looking for a home, two in Chilliwack and two here, Fauna proposed that Emma become a sanctuary dog, meaning she would spend the rest of her years at the ranch. Emma is an unusual dog with a pointed nose and short legs.






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Showtimes subject to change

Rated G - Violence 6:30 pm nightly - Ends Sept 11th Matinee : Sat, Sept 8th & Sun, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm

This breed originates from Germany and is bred for hunting. Not sold as pets, these dogs are only sold to hunters as working dogs. How Emma found her way to Canada is unknown but we are glad she

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20th Annual Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Half Marathon, 10 km walk or run, 5 km walk or run Ages 6 and up Start: from the Dragon Lake boat launch

Time: 8:30 am for ½ Marathon, 9:00 am for 5 and 10 km Race Package pick-up:

Saturday October 5, 3:00-6:00 Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre Late pick-up (race day): Dragon Lake Elementary School

Entry fee: (for walk or run event only)

early: before September 22 - $25 regular: September 23 – October 4 - $30 late: October 5, 6 - $40

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Post Race Celebration: (lunch and awards) - $15


Registration: 11:00 am • Walk starts at Noon

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Public invited to walk for FASD awareness

The public is invited to participate in the 11th Annual FASD Awareness Walk Sept. 9. With that date declared FASD Awareness Day in Quesnel, the community joins the global event with the ringing of the bells at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 465 Kinchant St. at 9:09 a.m. Following the bell ringing, there is a walk to the Native Friendship Centre followed by a pancake breakfast and a powepoint presentation of past events of this special day in Quesnel. “It takes a whole community to raise a child,” Carhlene Vankoughnett quoted and she would like to personally invite supports to join in this important event.

For church directory information call Trina at 250-992-2121 A Place To Call HOME

382 Anderson Drive Pastor Andrew Baduria 250-983-9700 Service Times Sunday Morning Worship 11am • Sunday Afternoon worship 2 pm Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study • 7pm

Tent Revival with Dave Webster September 5th - 8th

The Salvation Army 246 St. laurent Ave. 250-992-8784 Lieutenants Stefan & Laura Van Schaick Sunday service 11:00 am

A Glimpse of History 50 yeArs AGo August 29, 1963 Court House Demolition to start on tuesday “Contract for the demolition of the old Quesnel Court House has been awarded to Phillips Excavating Ltd. of Quesnel. This site is the present day location of the Willis Harper parking lot. Tenders for demolition of the building closed on August 19, and the successful bidder was announced on Friday by F.E. Hughes, Government Agent here. During a brief stop here on Monday, while en route to Prince George, Works Minister Chant stated that it was expected work on the foundation for the new building would be getting under way as soon as the site had been cleared. Temporary quarters for the Government offices are being located on the upper floor of the Hoy Block, and the final phases of moving will be concluded this week.” “ The Court House portion of the new building will extend along Barlow and Kinchant Streets. The office portion of the building will be four stories in height.”

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“Hope inferred” Speaker: Jan Kamp next Sunday fall Kick off; Theme: Red neck

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Worship Service: 10:30 am Kids On The Rock 11:00 am (dismissed during service) Lead Pastor: Ken Cyr

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St. Andrew’s United Church Celebrating 100 years 1911-2011

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Sunday Morning - 8 am Holy Communion - 10 am Family Eucharist Every 3rd Sunday - 10 am Morning Prayer Anglican Church-Hall Rentals-call Sue at 250-992-2568 Incumbent - Rev. Len Fraser 778-349-1528

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7 Summits challenge slated The 7th annual 7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge hits the asphalt Sept. 14. It starts by cycling up the Main Street of Barkerville and that same afternoon, (seven mountains, seven stages, and 7,000 feet of elevation gain later) participants arrive in Wells having completed one of the most interesting, scenic and expansive day hikes/bike rides of their lives. This unique bike and hike challenge is widely heralded as an achievable but epic adventure and receives popular support throughout the province as well as a wilderness stewardship award from the Wilderness Tourism Association It’s goal is to get people into the mountains, challenge their abilities, celebrate and raise awareness about our fragile alpine environment and raise money to support the Friends of Barkerville, who have been instrumental in preserving and protecting many of the trails we use. Due to its design, goals, and ethics, this unique showcase event is also endorsed by the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. The 7 Summits Challenge is a great antidote to ultra-marathons, as it is specifically designed to be achievable, not formidable. The crux of the attraction is the challenge. It is meant to be completed, not necessarily won. The poker run, and awards for “7th place” and “Most Average Time” are meant to acknowledge enjoyment, not just competition, for this event. Most of the 75 – 100 participants end up travelling in social groups of equal-paced individuals,




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who love travelling in the mountains. Some are hikers, some are die-hard bikers and this year, there are some trail runners going ‘bike-free.’ “The Cariboo Mountains, and especially our weather, can make for an incredibly challenging event,” event organizer Dave Jorgenson said. “They have given us the most colourful fall hikes under a warm sun and slowed our pace to a crawl with dense fog and snow storms – sometimes in the same afternoon.” Despite, or because of, this, all participants leave the day with big grins on their faces. One past participant commented: “this event and town(of Wells), has a different vibe than any other event I’ve ever participated in, or seen. “They even supply a hot lunch in the middle of the day.” Start time is 7:30 a.m. sharp, in Barkerville and registration is accepted until the Thursday before the event. Registration is $50 and includes unique swag, midrace lunch and snacks. The event finishes with a banquet at the Bear’s Paw Cafe. Registration is limited to only 100 participants. The 7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge, originally spawned from the Cafe owner’s desire to engage more people in enjoying the mountains has grown into a provincial phenomenon. For more information on the event, photographs or registrations, visit www.7summitsbikeandhike. org. –Submitted by Dave Jorgenson

Event organizer Dave Jorgenson can attest to the beautiful scenery along the way.

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Greens call out Conservatives on Enbridge


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TOM FLETCHER Black Press Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May accused the Conservative government Wednesday of “doing Enbridge’s homework” with $120 million program to study ocean weather and behaviour of heavy oil spills in the ocean around Kitimat. At a news conference in Victoria, May added her voice to that of Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver, who raised questions in the B.C. legislature in July about an ocean monitoring project in support of oil tanker exports as proposed by Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project. May and Weaver released leaked documents they say show Ottawa spending $78 million this year and $42 million next year for marine weather monitoring and determining how diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands would behave in a spill. May said federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty changed the federal budget documents this year to conceal changes to ministry and program spending, making it impossible for MPs to identify spending on programs such as the ocean monitoring on B.C.’s North Coast. Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver issued a statement Wednesday, rejecting May’s accusation of secrecy. Oliver said he announced the program publicly in Vancouver in March. “Work on tanker safety is critical to ensure we have we have world-class marine safety on Canada’s coastlines,” Oliver said. “While the Green Party and the NDP oppose resource development projects before the science is in, our government will not make decisions until an independent scientific review determines they are safe for Canadians and safe for the environment.” Weaver said the investment amounts to a subsidy to Enbridge, which should do its own research on environmental effects of its pipeline and tanker port proposal. He cited a Fisheries and Oceans Canada document that concludes “behaviour models specific to [diluted bitumen] do not exist, and existing commercial models for conventional oil do not allow parameter specific modifications.” Weaver called on the B.C. government to reiterate its opposition to Northern Gateway, which was detailed in the province’s final submission to the federal environmental assessment panel that concluded hearings this spring. He said Premier Christy Clark has backed away from opposition to the project since the May provincial election, and has focused on improving relations with Alberta.


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B.C. pulls plug on power projects TOM FLETCHER Black Press BC Hydro has cancelled or deferred four electricity purchase contracts with independent power producers and the total may reach 20 by the time a review of projects is complete, Energy Minister Bill Bennett said Thursday. Bennett said the review is part of a broader effort by BC Hydro to meet his instruction to “spend less money,” as he leads an effort to reduce costs across all government operations. BC Hydro proposed the move, identifying the 20 project proponents that were not meeting their contract obligations due to financing,

regulatory or other problems. That nonperformance gives BC Hydro legal authority to delay or terminate contracts. The utility has contracts with 81 operating projects, mostly run-of-river hydroelectric and another 47 are under construction or seeking permits after receiving purchase contracts. BC Hydro released its latest draft resource plan last week, which estimates the province has enough electricity supply to meet growing demand for the next 10 years. Bennett said he is skeptical about that forecast, with population growth and industrial demand from new

mines and natural gas development in northern B.C., but it gives the utility some breathing room. “I’m a real fan of the clean energy industry, but obviously we don’t want to be agreeing to buy more power than we need,” Bennett said. BC Hydro has been criticized in recent years for running up billions in deferred debt, as it completes major expansion and seismic upgrading of its network of dams. A new power line to northeast B.C. has run over budget, and the NDP opposition has accused the government of forcing BC Hydro to buy private power at inflated rates through contracts running as

long as 40 years. Bennett said he has asked for a detailed analysis of the cost of private power compared to new sources such as the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River or adding turbines to BC Hydro dams on the Columbia River.

B.C.’s Clean Energy Act requires BC Hydro to be selfsufficient in electricity by 2016, based on an average rainfall year to replenish its hydro dams. The requirement is to minimize the import of power generated by burning coal or natural gas.


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TOM FLETCHER Black Press B.C. has emerged from one of its sunnier summers in recent years with a belowaverage number of forest fires. As of Sept. 1, the B.C. government’s wildfire management branch record 1,687 reported wildfires for the season, compared to an average year of nearly 2,000 fires. This year’s fires burned a total of 11,434 hectares, far less than the average damage of more than 130,000 hectares. Wet weather returned with school to large parts of the province, after a sunny summer that saw several dryweather records set. For the first time since records were kept, Vancouver airport recorded no rain for the entire month of July. The number of re-

Despite public information campaigns and open burning restrictions, provincial statistics continue to show about 40 per cent of wildfires are human caused, with most of the

rest sparked by lightning. The relatively quiet fire season allowed B.C. to send crews to help battle wildfires in Washington, Montana and Idaho during August.

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ported fires so far this year is slightly higher than the total for last year, but the total area burned in 2012 was nearly 10 times greater. The province spent $133 million on firefighting last year, a total that should be much lower when the bills are added up for 2013. Open burning re-

mains banned for the Southeast Fire Centre region until as late as Sept. 20. Campfire bans were lifted Aug. 26 for the Kamloops and Coastal Fire Centre regions, and earlier in the month for the Northwest, Cariboo and Prince George regions as dry conditions were relieved.

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NOW IS OUR TIME It is up to us, the residents of Quesnel, to raise the funds to build our Multi-Centre and now is our time. By supporting the North Cariboo Multi-Centre you are investing in the future of our community in so many ways.

It’s easy - here is how individuals and companies can help: • Buy a seat for $250, dedicate it to someone you love or as a legacyif every seat sold, we would raise $500,000; • Buy a piece of the North Cariboo Nature Mural starting at $25; • Sponsor the theatre; • Sponsor a room in the multi-centre; • Make a donation. Many packages have been delivered to businesses and individuals. If you are ready to make your donation or would like more information, please call Carol @ 250-991-2878 or Bernice 250-747-1727.

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In Memoriam

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


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Tom Cooper


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It is with great sadness that the family of Tom $ooper announces his peaceful passing on August 31st, 2013 at 88 years old. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held on September 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am at Clayton’s Funeral Home. A tea will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BC Children’s Hospital in Memory of Tom $ooper.


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You are invited to join us in the celebration of Dorothy Anderson’s 90th Birthday. A drop in tea will be held at the Legion on the 14th of September from 1pm - 3pm


Friday to Sunday, September 6 to 8, 2013

Celebrate British Columbia’s rich cowboy heritage, gold rush style!

Join Bud Webb, Ed Wahl, the Gordie West Band, The Hanson Family, Joey Only and more at Barkerville Historic Town’s hottest historical happening! Three musical venues, cowboy poetry, “Northern Star” amateur singing competition, and the oldest wooden “Cowboy Church” in BC await you! BARKERVILLE WELCOMES VISITORS MAY 16 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2013


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August Carrier of the Month

Congratulations to Cameron Banse Cameron has been our carrier since August, 2011 and has shown dedication with his paper route! His customers share with us how pleased they are. So a BIG Thanks Cameron, keep up the great work! Cameron will receive a gift certificate from McDonald’s

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Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

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Lost: “Princess� Australian Shepherd/Cocker X, about 40lbs, 2’ high, mostly black with tan legs & chest, tan & white. Recently groomed,so very short hair. May have choke collar. Lost from Racing Rd. August 29th. Call (250)992-2121 or (250)991-7979








COMMUNITY HOUSING SOCIETY Previously known as United Aboriginal Housing Society will be holding their

24TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on September 23rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

The meeting will be held at North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society, located at 324 Hoy Street Quesnel, B.C.



Business Opportunities

If you would like to become a member of Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society, please contact the housing office on or before September 9th 2013 at 250 992 3306

DJ Business For Sale! $8,500 includes all equipment for DJing. Serious enquiries only. Call 1 (250)992-2362


Career Opportunities

SOTA Instruments, a Natural Health Company in Penticton BC, is growing and looking for motivated, hard-working, positive individuals to join our team. Candidates should be driven, lively and most importantly committed to providing unsurpassed service to our customers. Learn more about us, the position and how to apply:


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Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

CLASS 1 DRIVERS w/ AIR Req. for DH Manufacturing, Houston BC. BC & Alberta routes to be determined based on experience. Hour Pay Based On Exp. & Full Benefits After 3 Mos. Apply with resume & abstract by emailing:

Help Wanted All-West Crane & Rigging LTD. requires immediately: • Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with cranes and Class 1 driver’s licence an asset, ability to work unsupervised, paying particular attention to detail. Some knowledge of Computers and smartphones. • Bookkeeper/Office Administrator. Accounts payable, payroll, monthly remittances, monthly journal entries, Equipment R&M records maintenance, filing, other general office duties. Must have ability to work the full accounting cycle, using Quickbooks. Good working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Must be able to work unsupervised, and work in a fast-paced office environment. Submit Resume with references to: An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Begbie’s Bar & Bistro is now excepting resumes for full time line cooks & bartender/servers. Minimum 2 years experience. Apply in person to Julie or Kevin, 500 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC. Experienced Processor Operator wanted for work West of Quesnel. 4X4 pickup & radio required. Competitive wage & benefit package. Pickup allowance provided. Email resume to: Supervisor Position available - able to work all shifts. Drop resume off in person @ DownTown Tim Hortons. The OutLaw has a part-time position available for weekdays/weekends. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, loves fashion & works well with people. Please drop off resume at The OutLaw & ask for Debbie.

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Help Wanted

•Casual Family Based Interventions Worker This position provides short term, outcome-focused assistance to families experiencing significant difficulties with parent-child or parent-adolescent difficulties. Crisis and short-term interventions will include conflict resolution, immediate modelling of parenting techniques, facilitation of family meetings, etc. For further information on this position refer to our website under job opportunities. Email cover letter and resume to jessica. or fax (250)851-2977.

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Operations Accountant

Babcon Industries Ltd., Quesnel BC In our busy Finance Dept. in Quesnel, BC the Operations Accountant will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of internal financial reporting. Primary responsibilities will consist of preparation of journal entries, managing financial controls, and review of sub-ledger input leading to preparation of month end financial statements for the operations group in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, this position will provide general accounting assistance to the Controller. An ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with journal entries. Preference will be given to formal financial education and enrollment in, or a designation from the CA, CGA, CMA or CPA programs, equivalent experience in a similar role will be considered. Babcon Industries offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

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• Drivers • Cooks • Front counter Please email or drop off resume at #103-155 Malcolm Drive Located in West Park Mall

HMC Services Inc., road and bridge maintenance contractor, is looking for professional operators for the upcoming winter season (November to March annually), to operate snowplow, sanding trucks and/or grader. Positions are available in the Quesnel, McLeese Lake, Hixon, Wells and Nazko areas. Required qualiÀcations include: • Valid BC Driver’s License - minimum Class 3 with air endorsement • Proven Highway Experience • Experience driving single axle vehicles, tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions, including a 13 speed • Grader experience would be an asset (Cat 140H/140M) QualiÀed applicants are invited to submit an application, along with a photocopy of their driver’s license, an up to date driver’s abstract and references to substantiate experience to: HMC Services Inc. 3401 Quesnel-Hixon Road Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z5 Email: Fax: 250-992-3656 Ph: 250-992-8809 Visit for Employment Application Form. Please note applications will not be accepted without a current driver’s abstract and that only short listed applicants will be contacted. Pre-employment drug testing is part of hiring process

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AEL TrafÀc Control is seeking applications for TrafÀc Control Persons. Previous experience preferred Applicants must meet the following qualiÀcations and conditions: Current Flagging CertiÀcate Valid BC Driver·s License and a positive driving record Reliable and Áexible, as the nature of work is on call (24/7) Physically Àt and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions Safety Footwear is required

Applicants must provide details of qualiÀcations and experience, as well as a photocopy of driver·s license and current driver abstract. Candidates are subMect to pre employment drug testing. Please submit your application to : AEL a Div. of HMC Services Inc. 3401 Quesnel-Hixon Road Quesnel BC V2J 5=5 Fax : (250) 992 35 Email :


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Quesnel School District Casual Employment Opportunities for: First Nations Support Workers, Youth Care Workers, Custodians, Student Supervisors and StrongStart Facilitators The Quesnel School District is currently seeking applications for various current and future casual positions as First Nations Support Workers, Youth Care Workers, Custodians, Student Supervisors and StrongStart Facilitators. Successful applicants would become members of CUPE Local 4990. Qualifications include: o

Casual First Nations Support Worker – Grade 12 graduation; Aboriginal education, postsecondary training in special education, or related experience would be an asset; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with youth of Aboriginal ancestry and the Aboriginal community. Applicant must have documentation of Aboriginal ancestry.


Casual Youth Care Worker - Grade 12 graduation and a minimum of a 2-year post-secondary education program in the Human Services field. Demonstrated experience in working successfully with children/adolescents with social/emotional difficulties (would be an asset).


Casual Custodian – Grade 12 graduation; experience in custodial services would be an asset.


Casual Student Supervisor – Grade 12 graduation; ability to develop positive, supportive relationships with students and staff, work independently, interest in and an understanding of children/youth and basic first aid are desirable assets.


Casual StrongStart Facilitator – ECE Diploma/Certificate and current License to practice.

Commercial Insurance Insurance Producer Producer Commercial Integris Integris Credit Credit Union’s Union’s progressive progressive and and growing growing Insurance Insurance division division is is looking looking for for aa sales professional to join the team at our Quesnel office. The Commercial Insurance sales professional to join the team at our Quesnel office. The Commercial Insurance Producer Producer position position serves serves an an existing existing membership membership on on aa regional regional basis basis and and is is specific specific to to commercial insurance insurance sales. sales. commercial

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Now Hiring All Positions

Seasonal Operators Required McLeese Lake, Hixon, Nazko, Wells, Quesnel Areas

Babcon strives to build business and community together. We are a growing metal fabrication and machining business employing 80 in operations in Quesnel, BC and High River, AB. Compensation to be determined by experience & qualifications.

Help Wanted

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JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN QUESNEL! If you are passionate about working with families and want to make a difference in their lives, consider joining our team in the following position:

Help Wanted

All applications are to include a covering letter, resume, names of at least 3 supervisory/professional references, supporting documents (e.g. confirmation of Grade 12 completion, relevant post secondary certificates, diplomas and transcripts, certifications). Successful applicants must complete a Criminal Record Check. Applications are to be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2013: Randy Curr, Director of Instruction – Human Resources 401 North Star Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 5K2 Fax: (250) 992-0435 Email: Please direct enquiries to 250-992-8802. The District appreciates the interest of all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Quesnel School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Trades, Technical WRANGLER RENTALS LTD. is now recruiting Excavator Operators. Rig experience an asset. Camp jobs, day rates, health benefits & steady work rain or shine. Contact Monika 780-980-1331 or email resume:


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Garage Sales

Apt/Condos for Sale

2 Family Garage Sale! Saturday September 7th 9AM - 3PM 706 Destiny Drive. Collectibles for sale at Indoor Garage Sale - Sept., 7th, 9am3pm, 851 Funn St. Includes plates, dolls including Princess Diana, ornaments & more! Call (250)992-7990 for more info. Garage Sale!!! Many household items, fitness equipment & tools. Saturday September 7th, 9am - 3pm, 541 Dawson St. No Early Birds! Indoor Garage Sale - Sat., Sept. 7th, 9AM - 3PM; 851 Funn St. Includes new large & small equipment for picture framing, bathroom, generator, jewelry & much more. Call (250)992-7990 for more info.

Creekside Condo For Sale!(385 Hill St.) Updated 2Bdrm/1Bath, new carpets, W/D/newer fridge, dishwasher, recently painted. Well maintained property. Affordable living or good investment property. Call (250)983-8252

Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Client Care Volunteer Training Program


QDHPCA welcomes compassionate men and women who are interested in providing respite care, companionship and support to individuals, and their families, who are living with a chronic progressive or life limiting illness, to those who are at the end of life, and to those who are bereaved. As a Client Care volunteer your care and support may be needed in the person’s home, in hospice, in hospital or in residential care. If you are interested please contact QDHPCA’s Co-ordinator of Volunteers & Grief Support at


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Feed & Hay HORSE Hay for sale, 60 lbs squares, no rain, under shed. $5.50. 250-747-8416. Will deliver.



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Complete Ranch Equipment Dispersal And Outside Consignments Saturday, Sept 28,2013 – 10 am Junction Hwy 16 and Johnson Road, 14 kms West of Smithers. Dispersal List: Tractors: MF 6290 120 HP 4WD w ALO Loader & bale squeeze, JD 2950 – 85 HP 4WD w Loader, Fendt 275S 4WD w loader, NH 555 Skidsteer, Komatsu 65D Dozer Trucks/Trailers: 1985 Freightliner, 1986 Ford Dump Truck, 1984 Ford F250 Diesel, Chamberlain Cattle Liner, Doepker 48’ Drop deck, 18’ Falcon Car hauler Haying Equipment: 13’ Hesston Hydra-Swing Mower Cond., Hesston 845 round Baler, Kverneland Wrapper, Hesston SD Rake, Horst 12 Ton Bale Wagon Tillage Equipment: MF 620 Disc, Kverneland 5 bott Rollover Plow, Degelman Rock Picker, Melroe Drill, Brillion Seeder 12’, Vicon Fertilizer Spreader 1 ton, Harrows, NH Manure Spreader tandem Misc: Highliner Feed Processor, JD Silage Wagon\46’ Grain Auger, Relay Auger, JD Bush hog, Jiffy Grain Feeder, Water trailer, 13’ Clearing blade, Miller Welder, Misc Tools, Antiques Outside Consignments: NH 849 Chain Baler, Gehl High Dump 10’, 10’ Breaking Disc, Antique JD MM Square Baler, 2 Bott Plow, 46’ Grain Auger on wheels, 6’ Cultivator, 6\ Finishing Disc, Howard Rotovator Mainline Irrigation Equipment, Plus More misc Sale Managers McClary Stockyards Ltd. Abbotsford, BC (604) 864-2381 Local Rep Charlie McClary (250) 877-1770 For pictures:

Lunch available at sale by local 4H

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Sheep & Goat Auction September 14th @ 11:30 AM 4071 McLean Rd. Quesnel All LiveStock must be in on Friday September 13th. All Sheep must be tagged. Please Consign Early. Phone BC Auctions (250)992-2459 or (250)983-1239

Pets CKC Registered Boxer Puppies - 2 brindle black-masked males ready to go to their forever homes. Health Guarantee, micro-chipped, tails & dewclaws done, 1st vaccinations & on deworming program. $800. Call (250)9917901 or text (250)316-0721 CUTE English Bulldog Puppies $600. Healthy Male & female. 9 weeks, Health, shot papers. 2818990861 Email:

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances WestingHouse Washer, $100 & Kenmore Heavy Duty Dryer, $75. Both in excellent working condition. Call (250)991-0696

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Houses For Sale

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

PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser RD. 35 Acres in Hay. $119,900. 780-394-7088


Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

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

Houses For Sale PRICED TO SELL!!!

Well cared for 2 bdrm home next to a park. Finished basement with workshop. New roof, paved drive and pellet stove. Great view of Fraser River & City. $99,900 #4057 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

ATTN: YOUNG FAMILIES! REDUCED Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath rancher on .52 ac near Dragon Lake. Sunken living rm, family rm with gas fireplace, hobby rm or workshop. Now reduced to $195,000 #4060 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


REDUCED Great rancher with fully finished basement. 4 BR, 3 baths, lovely kitchen, 2 fireplaces, remodelled new bath, and large rec room with wet bar. Spacious covered deck. Garage/ workshop.$183,000.00 #4179 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.


Lovely 2 BR mobile house in quiet park. Vaulted ceiling, lg. livingroom, nice bright kitchen, spacious covered deck. Just $45,900.00 #4110 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave. House for Sale in North Quesnel on large lot. Two blocks from downtown shopping, hospital, high school across street. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, office, carport, garage, double driveway, in ground heated pool. New wiring, plumbing, hot water tank & more for $242,500. Call (250)992-6827 to view.

Two beautiful parcels, approx. 5 ac. ea., with tremendous views of Bouchie Lake and miles beyond. Several great building sites offering the stunning views and complete privacy. $54,500.00 each #4167 & #4168 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Mobile Homes & Parks 2011 - 16X80 Modular Show Home. Many extra’s! Appliances included. Must be moved. $110,000. Call (250)747-3298

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Commercial/ Industrial


Trucks & Vans

FS 98' 14x70 Mobile with 14x10 add. Vaulted ceilings, AC, new roof, hwt, flooring and much more. Appliances included laundry/water softener. Clean throughout. Needs to be moved off property. $65,000 obo. Call Mike @2509919149

Retail/Office Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

1998 Dodge Caravan


Homes for Rent


2Bdrm. Executive non-smoking Chalet on 165 acres in Kersley. Price to include Hydro, Bell Express View, snow removal & storage in shop. Available Oct 1st. $1000/mo. Bring a horse $1150/mo. 250-747-3972


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Cars - Domestic

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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


Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

Suites, Lower

Call 250-255-4509

1bdrm bsmt suite suitable for mature, n/s, working person or couple. Utilities incl. N/p, references required (250)747-1434

2007 Flagstaff Tent Trailer

2Bdrm. Suite in 4-Plex. $600/mo.+ Utilities. Avail. Sept 1st. (250)992-5113 Lve. Message

Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949

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

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

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Busy building 470 S/F. Recent reno’s. $400/mo + taxes. Includes heat, hydro & A/C. 295 S/F basement unit, $190/mo + tax. Call Wes: 250(992)5665 or Terri (250)992-7202 Commercial Retail Space Available October 1st 3063 sq.ft. Best Location Downtown - surrounded by parking. For leasing details Call (250)991-2804 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 1200 sq ft. of beautiful office space for lease. Great Location. Call (250) 991-0500 or (250) 255-5990

Cars - Domestic

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

195,000 km’s Good condition, clean inside & out. Two sets tires & rims (Winter & All seasons)

$1,900 Call (250)747-5239

2002 GMC Quad Cab V8 4X4 SLE Z71

1Bdrm suite, n/s, n/p, references required. $475/mo. Single person;$530/mo. Couple. Also available furnished bachelor suite. Call 992-8715


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1 column x 2” ad 3-Way Fridge, Furnace, Power Winch, Awning Heated Mattresses in Excellent Condition!

$4,950 Call (250)747-1580


Trucks & Vans 1979 Ford F250 Super cab 4X4 400 gas engine with automatic transmission. This truck is in good condition and runs well. $4000. Call 250-9839225

Call (250)992-8747 or Cell (250)255-4509



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


Off Road, Fully Equipped. Box Liner /w Wrangler ATS, All Season Tires, Aluminum Wheels, Matching Saratoga Canopy /w 4 brand new Winter Tires on Rims.

4 week buy

4495 plus HST

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

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Friday, September 6, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, September 06, 2013  

September 06, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer