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THE RIFLEMAN Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com For craftsman Taylor Sapergia the uniquely beautiful long bows and rifles he makes are functional, historical art. “I think of them as pieces of art. They’re a marriage of wood and metal,” said Sapergia. “The basic skills a person needs to complete a rifle are sharpening skills and an artistic ability but it goes beyond that. I have a shelf of historical reference books and I make all my rifle patterns from those.” Two of his uniquely beautiful handcrafted long rifles will be on display along with works by other local artists at the Artisanal Hunting and Fishing Showcase at Two Rivers Gallery Sept. 16 to Oct. 9. Sapergia plans to display the rifles not in a glass case but with some historical reference like a Hudson’s Bay blanket. His own handcrafted rifles – while stunning to look at – get plenty of use. “[By law] I keep them locked up most of the time. I do take them out and hunt with them but I don’t think of them as weapons. That [term] is offensive to me – just as a fish hook for catching trout is not a weapon.” Sapergia specializes in creating rifles like the ones used at the end of the 18th century (and replicated for popular 50s TV shows like Davy Crocket). “I prefer making muzzle-loading rifles that use black powder. I’ve always been interested in history and I’ve always had a need to create things with my hands. When I was a kid my dad taught me to use and sharpen tools and files. Without sharp tools you cannot do anything.” This may explain why in Sapergia’s “day job” he sharpens blades for hair salons, barber ships, restaurants, etc. He’s learned many

Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Taylor Sapergia with one of two muzzle-loading, long rifles he will have on display at the Artisanal Hunting and Fishing Showcase.

aspects of the blade business and considers his passion for creating long bows and rifles – and knives – just a hobby. A knife he made is in a collection owned by movie star Brad Pitt. Serious collectors know what they want, he says. “One of Brad Pitt’s bodyguards is friends with one of my buddies in P.G. and that’s how he [Pitt] found out about my handcrafted knives. Mr. Pitt collects Bowie (big) knives and he picked one out and paid the price I asked.” But back to humble beginnings – and a time before Sapergia’s artwork made its way to the homes of the rich and famous. “My uncle had a few muzzle-loading rifles and as a kid, I got very interested in them,” said Sapergia. “I used to love handling them and it sparked my interest in wanting to create them myself. So I made my first one at 14, based on his old muzzle-loading flintlock pistol. My father helped me make the parts.” It can be an expensive hobby. “Parts for one rifle can cost $1,200 for things like the lock (firing

mechanism), butt plates and trigger guards. Metal parts require polishing, shaping and fitting and they can be iron, or brass or fine silver. For me, it’s a hobby, I tried doing it for a living at one point and well...you’ve heard of the starving artist.” He laughs at the suggestion he could use more Brad Pitts. Building a rifle is one thing, embellishing it is another, says Sapergia. The parts have to fit perfectly and fine workmanship, down to the small details, takes time. “I love the detail. Building a rifle takes x amount of time – the artistry on it takes 2x the time. Historically, even military guns and the cheapest of firearms had some kind of embellishment to make them more interesting. They had fancy metal or wood inlays and engraving on them even though they had a deadly purpose – whether it was hunting game for the stewing pot or waging war with the enemy. “It ran the gamut.” His preference for long rifles hearkens back to his love of history and a

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Pot grinders shut down airport Delynda Pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com One day before the anniversary of 9/11, a suspicious package found in the security screening area at the airport during a routine security check triggered an emergency response resulting in its evacuation and an immediate investigation of the item. Fortunately, the suspicious package, though in appearance a pair of grenades, was a pair of marijuana grinders. About 8:20 a.m. Tuesday airport staff located the package and called emergency services, including police, paramedics and fire personnel, with the ambulance on stand-by. “The airport was evacuated,” Cpl. Craig Douglass, Prince George RCMP media liaison said. “About 9 a.m. it was determined the package was not dangerous. It couldn’t do any harm, but it was in poor taste.” The 44-year-old man who owned the package was detained and questioned by police, then later released. “It was not real. It was a replica, a marijuana grinder,” Douglass said. Though placing the replica in his luggage was stupid, Douglass said police determined no harm was meant. A number of charges could have been laid, but the man was released and allowed to catch his flight. Douglass said if it happened again with the same individual, the response could be quite different.

“We were satisfied he didn’t mean harm. What he did was just in poor taste,” he said. Lindsay Cotter with the airport confirmed though the incident turned out to be a false alarm, it caused quite a disturbance. With an atmosphere of safety first, and considering how the world changed after 9/11, particularly airport security, there has long been a plan in place employees follow if a situation like the one that happened today arises. John Gibson, president and CEO of the airport authority, confirmed there is a protocol in place triggered by such events which includes immediately contacting emergency personnel and evacuating the airport to an off-site safety area, among other measures. The incident caused between a 10-minute and halfhour delay for flights. Planes in the air in the midst of landing were put in a holding pattern. Meanwhile, on the ground, within moments of the call the RCMP set up a perimeter at Johnson Road, stopping traffic from entering the airport grounds. “Operations are slowly getting back to normal,” Cotter said. “People need to watch what they are putting in their carry-ons. Safety is key and everyone needs to remember the rules.” Cotter said a similar situation happened one other time within the two years she’s been working at the DeLynda PILON/Free Press airport. Cpl. Craig Douglass shows the ‘grenades’, in reality marijuana “Fortunately it was nothing dangerous either, but it grinders, found in a passenger’s carry-on luggage at the airport Tuesday. was certainly disruptive.”

Iwama will not serve second term at UNBC Delynda Pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com University of Northern B.C. president George Iwama will not take on a second five-year term. Instead, he said, it is time to pass the torch to a new leader. After officially opening the university’s third annual farmers’ market, Iwama spoke with reporters at a news conference he organized at the market’s regular home, near the ornamental bus loop. With students and vendors milling around behind him, Iwama said he felt the timing was ripe for a change, one carried by the momentum of successes the institution has already chalked up. “It is a great time to hand over the reins to a new leader,” he said. Personal reasons, he added, also played a part in his decision. He wants more time DeLynda PILON/Free Press with his family, and, first and foremost a UNBC preisdent George Iwama will not scientist, he misses that pursuit as well as the seek re-appointment to the post.

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Truck slams into house Two occupants of a pickup truck and one occupant of a house are lucky to have escaped serious injury following a high-speed collision in Prince George over the weekend. At 1:54 a.m. on Saturday, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash into a house on Ospika Boulevard. On arrival, officers located a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck partially resting in a second floor bedroom of a home at the corner of James Drive and Ospika Boulevard. The male driver and male passenger were transported by the BC Ambulance Service to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. with minor injuries. A man was sleeping in the bedroom the vehicle came to rest in, but had exited the room moments before the collision. Two other adults were asleep on the bottom floor and were uninjured. After preliminary investigation at the scene, it appears the driver of the southbound truck failed to negotiate a left-hand bend in the road and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle travelled through a bushy area, rolled

Photo courtesy of Prince George RCMP No one was seriously injured when this truck crashed into a house on Ospika Boulevard early Saturday morning.

through the backyard and ended up tail first in the second floor of the residence. The 28-year-old driver from Chetwynd is being investigated for dangerous driving and impaired driving-related offences, as excessive speed

and alcohol are believed to be factors in this collision. “It is remarkable that no one was seriously hurt in this collision,” said Prince George RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Douglass. “A few seconds earlier and the results

could have been far worse.” A portion of Ospika Boulevard was closed to traffic while investigators gathered evidence and so that the vehicle could be safely removed. Damage is estimated to be well in excess of $100,000.

Assaults get jail time, probation In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 10: Christina R. Sutherland was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 11: Carmelita L. Abraham was found guilty of assault, sentenced to one day in jail, placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. Kenneth J.L. John was found guilty of assault, sentenced to 117 days in jail,

placed on probation for 18 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 12: Damien S. Lafreniere was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 23 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Vincent A. Martin was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 22 days in jail. Ryan McGibbon was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Ryan D. McGibbon was found guilty of

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Tennis courts get ax Delynda Pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com The city will maintain 32 of its 63 tennis courts from now on following a staff investigation into usage and the cost of upgrades, in line with a core services review suggestion. Though the three courts at Central Fort George were on the ‘discontinued’ list, council decided to continue maintaining it since it is the only tennis court serving the area, it is being used, and the cost to bring it up to standards wasn’t considered too high. If council had decided to vote in favour of discontinuing services for all the courts on the list put to them by staff, the city would have saved $28,000 a year, however that number will be slightly lower since it will still maintain Central Fort George. Other courts being discontinued include

Clearwood park, Harwin Elementary, Malaspina, Quinson Elementary, South Fort Family Services, Van Bien Elementary, Vanway Elementary, Westwood Elemnentary, Eaglenest park, Fairburn Park, and Fort George park (Gyro). Six of those parks had zero usage when staff went to check them out, up to three times. It would cost over $100,000 to upgrade two of them, Clearwood park and Family Resource park, and no one was using them either time staff checked to see. Central Fort George park will cost $2,550 to upgrade and six were seen using it during the times staff checked it out. Coun. Garth Frizzell questioned why either Eaglenest, costing $2,550 to fix and with usage at 18, and Central Fort George, was on the list. He was told Eaglenest was very close to DP Todd, so area residents would still have somewhere to go. As for Central Fort

George, the school was closed some time ago and he feared a liability issue for the School District. Council voted in favour of discontinuing maintenance for all the parks listed except Central Fort George, which, Frizzell said, is in a strategic position to help provide excellent coverage for the city. Coun. Brian Skakun took the opportunity to mention the success of the Duchess Park area, which combines many recreational stages within a single area. “It’s a hub of activity,” he said. He suggested modelling a sort of master park plan, something that could be incorporated in the Hart Highway or College Heights area. New city manager Beth James said tentative steps have been made towards having a master park plan.

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City workers vote for strike Delynda Pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com Prince George city inside and outside workers have rejected the latest proposal put before them, with 93 per cent voting in favour of strike action. However, CUPE local 1084 president Janet Bigelow said the group isn’t looking for a strike, but rather another try at negotiations. “There was a meeting Thursday to present the city’s proposal to the city workers,” she said. “It was rejected by 95 per cent by city outside and inside workers. Then a strike vote came in

at 93 per cent in favour of strike action.” However, she said the employees really don’t want to proceed to a strike, but instead want negotiations to resume. “Next we hope to get back to the table. We really don’t want to go out. We would like to come up with a free and reasonable offer,” she said. “I can’t say what their choices would be, but we want to get back to the table and talk some more.” Bigelow wouldn’t share any specifics about the proposal nor what city employees are hoping for. “I’m not giving numbers,” she

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sued, and the increase in recreational users, it was agreed the existing geometrics and use of the road would require a speed limit of 50km-h,” she wrote. The irony is that two years ago Miworth residents argued to the Fraser-Fort George Regional District that safety on the road used extensively by cyclists and runners, would be compromised by increased industrial traffic from a then-proposed gravel pit just outside city boundaries. The regional district approved the gravel pit and now two are in operation on Otway Road creating a mix of cyclists, runners, commuter traffic and gravel trucks on the narrow road almost every day. When the regional district approved the gravel pit, director Lara Beckett said she would lobby the city to improve the road. To date, other than regular pothole patching, nothing has been done, not even the spot that sent many motorists into the ditch last winter. Gaal says the city is hoping to repave the section of road this year using contingency funds. “With the paving, it is hoped to get an additional foot of width of asphalt in each direction,” he wrote. “Until staff can confirm the funds to do the repaving, shoulder work has been put off.” As for Schmaus and other Miworth residents, it means the drive into town will continue to be longer, particularly on the three-kilometre straight stretch with good visibility.

If you have friends in Miworth, you might want to forgive them if they’re late for appointments these days. The city has decided to permanently reduce the speed limit on a four-kilometre section of Otway Road to 50 kilometres per hour. The speed limit was 70km-h until last winter when several motorists, likely headed to the Otway Ski Trails, spun out and landed in the ditch on a 100-metre section of the straight road. In what Miworth resident Walter Schmaus says was a temporary measure, the city reduced the speed limit. He, along with other Miworth residents, are upset that the city has now decided to make the speed reduction permanent. “It’s a bunch of crap, as far as I’m concerned,” he said Tuesday. Schmaus says the city told the Miworth Community Association last winter that the measure was temporary, but when they started asking the city when the limit was going back up to 70km-h, were told it is now permanent. “The Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads speaks to operating speed consistency,” wrote Bill Gaal, the city’s superintendent of operations, in a July 22 letter to Schmaus. “The safety of a road is closely linked to the variations of the speed of vehicles travelling on it. Enhancing road safety can be achieved by encouraging consistent operating speed uniformity, and based on that recommendation, administration will maintain the 50km-h from Foothills to a point after the second railway crossing.” Gaal added that the city’s traffic safety comMostly nights mittee, comprised of the RCMP, Ministry of Drop off resume, Attn: Lana Transportation, ICBC, at 1773 South Lyon Street and city staff, discussed the situation and agreed or email circulation@pgfreepress.com to the lower speed limit. That point was reiterated to Schmaus in an August 1 letter to Schmaus from city manger Beth James. “Upon reviewing all the factors affecting the road safety, the increase in industrial traffic, the overweight/oversized transport permits is-

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Long rifles demand care FROM PAGE A1 time when they were popular for practical reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In those days, the long rifle was the ticket. There were shorter ones but people back then wanted the longer ones because the powder wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the quality it is today, and the longer barrel allowed it to burn more effeciently.â&#x20AC;? Each handcrafted rifle begins as a piece of stock wood upon which the artisan draws a pattern for the shape of the rifle and then cuts it out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to be able to draw it to make it,â&#x20AC;? says Sapergia, who has been sketching since he was a boy. He used to practise when he was bored in class by doodling and making caricatures of

his teachers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I draw the rifle full scale and lay out all the parts on paper. I lay the lock on top, from there I know the distance to the butt plate and the length of the pull.â&#x20AC;? Measurements are not just crucial in creating the long rifle, they are also critical when it comes to hunting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hunt mule and whitetail deer, black bear and moose. You have to be an exact shot because with muzzleloading long rifles you only have one crack at it. You often have to pass up on a shot you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you can make because it takes up to 12 seconds to get the next one down. By then the deer is long gone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hunt with a longbow as well and you have to be way closer [to your

prey] with that. So the range is better for a long rifle.â&#x20AC;? Sapergia also hones his shooting skills in competitions. He just returned from the 2013 Big B.C. Rendezvous at Heffley Creek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have different events every day in categories like rifle, pistol, smooth bore (trade gun) and I did very well in a lot of the events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I took a few firsts.â&#x20AC;? Artisanal Hunting and Fishing Showcase is on display at Shop the Gallery at Two Rivers Gallery from Sept. 16 to Oct. 9 during regular gallery hours. For more information on this hobby, visit www.americanlongrifles. com.

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Dealing with First Nations It is time for a confession. Despite living several decades, primarily in this part of the world, my understanding of my fellow citizens in the First Nations community is abysmal. That state of affairs is mainly my fault as, like most of us, I spent a lifetime of working, raising a family and being part of my community. The history of how these fellow citizens have been treated is one, in the strong glare of enlightenment, very sad and shameful. It was much like the manner in which rival factions treat their vanquished enemies. In the British colonies of North America there was some respect for the native people. That was a significant contrast to the American perspective, which advocated and partially succeeded in a deliberate process of genocide. General Custer got his just deserts at Little Big Horn. One little bit of pride Canadians can take in our history is when after the battle, Sitting Bull and his people fled to Canada and were given protection. We sometimes did the right thing. As the Canadian west began to fill with settlers ONSIDE from Europe, the decline VICBOWMAN of the native culture was rapid. They were squeezed onto reserves to make room for the farms and towns of the white man. In a very short period of time, their life changed. At the same time came those filled with religious zeal, and saving the immortal souls of the First Nations people was more important than saving them as individuals. The Indian residential schools tore families apart. The intent was to destroy the First Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; society and make them another version of the white man. It was a disastrous policy and a sad part of our common history with impacts which linger to the present day. I grew up in the world of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and, as we all do, accepted the world as it was. It was not until my teens that I really felt strongly about what was considered normal. Thanks to a grandfather and a father offended by unfairness to others, I was brought to the understanding of the deep and pervasive discrimination against First Nations people. It may not have been as blatant as the treatment off blacks in the southern United States, but it was just as endemic. Understanding the hurt and anger that arises from that treatment is understandable. Any of us would feel the same. There appears to be positive movement in the healing processes undertaken in the last few years but it does not seem to be enough. A barrier still exists and there does not appear to be a current strategy that will breach that barrier. If we fail to find a way through or around the barrier, then we are doomed to continuing the past into the future. To find a solution, we must try to understand all sides. The politicians on both sides will not likely be the answer as they more often muddy the waters rather than giving clarity. The solution is to engage the everyday person from all of society. Forget arguing about past wrongs and reacting to those who have an axe to grind and just try to be good neighbours. The hand of sincere friendship will lead to understanding.

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Dealing with First Nations It is time for a confession. Despite living several decades, primarily in this part of the world, my understanding of my fellow citizens in the First Nations community is abysmal. That state of affairs is mainly my fault as, like most of us, I spent a lifetime of working, raising a family and being part of my community. The history of how these fellow citizens have been treated is one, in the strong glare of enlightenment, very sad and shameful. It was much like the manner in which rival factions treat their vanquished enemies. In the British colonies of North America there was some respect for the native people. That was a significant contrast to the American perspective, which advocated and partially succeeded in a deliberate process of genocide. General Custer got his just deserts at Little Big Horn. One little bit of pride Canadians can take in our history is when after the battle, Sitting Bull and his people fled to Canada and were given protection. We sometimes did the right thing. As the Canadian west began to fill with settlers ONSIDE from Europe, the decline VICBOWMAN of the native culture was rapid. They were squeezed onto reserves to make room for the farms and towns of the white man. In a very short period of time, their life changed. At the same time came those filled with religious zeal, and saving the immortal souls of the First Nations people was more important than saving them as individuals. The Indian residential schools tore families apart. The intent was to destroy the First Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; society and make them another version of the white man. It was a disastrous policy and a sad part of our common history with impacts which linger to the present day. I grew up in the world of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and, as we all do, accepted the world as it was. It was not until my teens that I really felt strongly about what was considered normal. Thanks to a grandfather and a father offended by unfairness to others, I was brought to the understanding of the deep and pervasive discrimination against First Nations people. It may not have been as blatant as the treatment off blacks in the southern United States, but it was just as endemic. Understanding the hurt and anger that arises from that treatment is understandable. Any of us would feel the same. There appears to be positive movement in the healing processes undertaken in the last few years but it does not seem to be enough. A barrier still exists and there does not appear to be a current strategy that will breach that barrier. If we fail to find a way through or around the barrier, then we are doomed to continuing the past into the future. To find a solution, we must try to understand all sides. The politicians on both sides will not likely be the answer as they more often muddy the waters rather than giving clarity. The solution is to engage the everyday person from all of society. Forget arguing about past wrongs and reacting to those who have an axe to grind and just try to be good neighbours. The hand of sincere friendship will lead to understanding.

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The burden of losing a loved one It was nothing like the fairy tale. The kiss I lovingly placed on his lips did not wake him up. And it was nothing like the movie. There was no romantic music playing in the background as memories of our long life together flooded back. And unlike TV shows there were no lifelines or monitor that would signal with a steady beep, beep, beep – then with a flatline, when the end had come. Several years ago, on September 14 at 3:30 p.m., I got a phone call at the Free Press office from a nurse at the hospital in Quesnel. She told me that my husband was in a coma. I don’t remember the drive from Prince George. I don’t recall the exact words a physician used to tell me that my husband would not recover. He’d been in an accident, had fallen off his scooter and suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. Brain scans and blood test results had been shown to a team of specialists in Vancouver who determined no surgery could save his life. My husband would simply stop breathing, I was told. There were lots of words trying to form in my head but the only ones that came out of my mouth were, “How long do I have with him?” The doctor held my hand. “We’re not expecting him to ever come out of the coma. We expect that he will be gone within 12 hours. I am very sorry.” There was a nurse with him. Did I need to call someone? Do I want a coffee? I was told to ring if there was anything I needed. Yes, I need this all to be a bad dream. Then they were both gone. So it was me and

the “head trauma patient from ER” alone in a small room with one bed, a reclining chair and a clock on the wall. I held my husband’s hand, I stroked his arm, I read to him. I kissed his lips. He did not look like someone who was going to die. Other than a badly scraped arm and an intravenous needle poking out of his wrist, there was no physical sign that he was even TEA WITH TERESA hurt. Hours later, his chest rose TERESAMALLAM and fell but then it stopped. I rang the emergency bell. The nurse came in and took his pulse. “His heart is still beating,” she said. “He has a very strong heart.” Yes, I already knew that, I told her. Death, I have learned, doesn’t happen in just one instant. It is a process. So is grieving and getting on with your own life after losing someone you love. This is real life, not a Hollywood movie. I think it has taken me four years to accept that. Margaret Atwood said: “Death is like an amputation. You survive but there is less of you.” I think death of a loved one is like that. There is a burden that comes with loss. You go on but with a heavy heart.

Recycling comes with a heavy price in British Columbia There is no doubt the FraserFort George Regional District, which is basically controlled by the city, has studiously avoided bringing recycling to Prince George. Over the past few years the excuse has been that they were waiting to see what the province is going to do. They waited while plenty of other communities, some much smaller that ours, have implemented successful WRITER’S BLOCK curbside recycling programs. BILLPHILLIPS Our local governments have been recalcitrant when it comes to recycling, even though residents do seem to want it. “You don’t have curbside recycling,” is a familiar refrain from those coming to town. The irony is that now that local officials see what the government wants to do, they don’t like it and are raising a stink. On that matter, I can agree. The plans put forward by Multi-Material B.C. are a little drastic, even for those who are adamantly in favour of recycling. Cities say the prices offered by Multi-Material B.C. are far too low to cover their costs and that other terms are unreasonable, starting with a take-it-or-leave-it signing deadline of Sept. 16. Cities can opt to decline a contract, which the city and

regional district have done, and Multi-Material B.C. will contract recycling pickup out as it sees fit, but mayors fear that may be at reduced service levels, with public anger directed to city hall. They probably have a point there. Keeping the status quo is less than ideal, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said to Black Press reporter Jeff Nagel, because the industries responsible, not cities, are supposed to pay the costs to collect and recycle packaging under the government’s plan. Effectively, their residents will pay twice – once on their property taxes and again at stores because retailers will build their costs of supporting Multi-Material B.C. into prices. And that’s where it hits really close to home for those of us who toil in the newspaper industry. Yes, it’s a little selfserving, but this is an issue for all newspapers, which will be on the hook for recycling costs. Newspapers Canada president John Hinds said the newspaper firms originally intended to make their contribution through in-kind advertising. Multi-Material B.C., however, is demanding newspapers pay 75 per cent of their share in cash. Hinds says this is about a $6 million pull off newspapers’ bottom lines. “The sad part about this is you’re going to recreate a whole new system,” Hinds told Nagel. “You’re going to dismantle a system that works. You’re not going to save the taxpayer any money. And you’re going to spend $100 million in industry money that’s going to be taken out of the pockets of consumers. And at the end of the day, you’re not going to move the marker one bit on environmental goals.”

Phones aren’t

for conversations I was watching one of those wonderful action-packed movies from the 80s the other night, slowly bringing a kernel of popcorn to lip while concentrating on the big bad villain working through a devious plot to lay our lovely hero low. In order to put the last bit of his plan in action, he drove over a rain slick-darkened bridge, pulled to the side of the road, picked up his cellphone and made a call that would shake a city. Mostly cause of the size of the phone. If he ever dropped it, it would likely cause an earthquake. You know when a moment like that happens in a movie, it tosses you cold and dishevelled right back into the lake of reality. It’s disgruntling. Seriously disgruntling. Me: Did you see the size of that phone?? Rev, my boon companion over the summer, managed to open one great green eye, look at my popcorn with faint hope, lose all interest and fall back into his lazy snooze in less time that it takes to dial the operator, which at one time you used to do in case of an emergency. (For those of you too young to know, you just stabbed the zero.) One of the first jobs I landed LIFEINTHEFATLANE was at an answering service. DELYNDAPILON You ever watch the Carol Burnett Show? Remember Mrs. Switzneggel? Well, she (a character in a skit played by Vicki Lawrence) worked at an answering service, and she was forever bumbling through calls, getting tangled in her wires, being generally hilarious. The board she took calls on was exactly like the one at my answering service. Plugs and wires, a headset and a bit of dexterity was all it took to be a temp secretary for hundreds of businesses. Then we upgraded to computers. It was awesome. No more board to fight with and sometimes bang around because the danged red light (a signal an important line was ringing) was going off like mad but for whatever reason you couldn’t connect. Bout the same time everyone went pager crazy. And important people started carrying around cellphones. Not in their pockets at first (only Old MacDonald has those kind of pockets), but then they started getting teenier and teenier, to the point of being ridiculously small. And rotary phones went the way of the dinosaur. And finding a pay phone now, which at one time were as common as a parking metre (oh ya - those are gone too - well, for now), while now Lex Luthor would be able to take over the entire DC universe before Superman even found a place to done his red and blue spandex suit. It is amazing how much has changed in 20-some odd years, and just in the world of phones. Now I have a smartphone people are always getting snarly with me about (as in why do you carry it if you ain’t never going to answer it??), and really it’s more of a mini-computer than anything. The phone part is just a minor option now. Geez, I have pics and videos on it, I have games and books, I can access Google, check my bank account balance (always depressingly low, by the way), and use it as a flashlight to find the outhouse when I go camping. Or late at night to practice my shadow puppetteering when I’m suffering through another bout of insomnia. Phones - they’re smaller, smarter and far better than ever before. They’ve also kind of lost their purpose in life cause they aren’t really for talking on - they’re for playing on while checking your e-mail messages and updating your Facebook status.


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What is the Syrian solution? Paul Strickland Special to the Free Press One hopes for the success of an agreement brokered by Russia to have Syria move its chemical weapons to a central location for inspection by international authorities and their eventual destruction. Will Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad get clean away with an Aug. 21 nervegas attack that killed more than 1,400 people, including over 400 children? At least if such massacres are stopped once and for all, the deal arranged by Russia will have been a positive step. Still, the thought occurs that Assad should be on trial in The Hague, or in Nuremberg. The Obama administration’s preparations earlier this month for a strike against Syria over Assad’s nerve-gas attack on civilians were viewed skeptically because the world felt deceived by the U.S. ten years ago about Iraq and its supposed weapons of mass destruction. The non-existent weapons of mass destruction proved to be a phoney pretext for war. This time, however, responsible United Nations inspectors have verified the use of the nerve agent sarin in the Aug. 21 attack on Syrian civilians. When to intervene to prevent massacres and genocide is a difficult question. In 2003 the U.S. and its Coalition of the Willing rushed to war in Iraq under false pretences. In 1994 Rwanda’s government representing majority Hutus encouraged the murder of 800,000 of the Tutsi minority as the world sat back and did nothing, not wanting to get involved. In the current situation the hands of the United States and the Western powers are not clean. Syria’s Baathist regime is evil, but the same regime was in power in 2002 and evidently in favour when Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was deported from a New York airport to Syria for interrogation under torture under the George W. Bush government’s extraordinary rendition policy. Chemicals that can be used for manufacturing poison gas have been shipped to Syria from Western countries in the past. Yet the doctrine of the sanctity of a nation to conduct its internal affairs as it sees fit, even if it means perpetrating massacres, cannot be valid in the civilized 21st century. The dissident

wrongfully intervening to overturn legitimate governments in Iran and Guatemala in the early 1950s, pursuing a strategy of attrition in the Vietnam War, and giving full support to have the murderous Khmer Rouge represent Cambodia in the United Nations during the 1980s. Its corporate leaders have promoted legislation that has reduced much of its labour force to minimum-wage poverty, and has co-operated with Teresa MALLAM/Free Press elites in other countries PGSO maestro Kevin Zukresky leads the orchestra Sunday to impose dubious trade at the annual Pops in the Park event. deals against the interests of their work force. Russian author of the Soviet period, Yet, in seeking to spite the U.S. by supporting Assad Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, said that citing and similar dictators, the fashionable leftists forget that that doctrine was a sophisticated way “out of the ashes of the twentieth century’ s great antifor dictators to say, “Let us strangle our fascist struggles, there people in peace and quiet.” arose a standard: human Sometimes too much faith can be rights are universal placed in the United Nations. The U.N. rights,” Glavin writes in is often too slow to act to stop human Come from the Shadrights abuses. Usually any proposals for ows. Much of today’s left meaningful, effective action are vetoed is distracted by “identity by the dictatorial powers on the U.N. politics, counterculture Security Council. However, desperate exhibitionism and people facing genocide may do desperate things, or flee in such great numbers post-colonial ‘theory’,” he observes. as refugees to neighbouring countries “Instead of rising to that they can exhaust those countries’ the challenge of universocial services resources and destabilize sal emancipation, the their economies. West’s formerly Marxist Peace groups oppose wars between left retreated almost nations, but are too often unconcerned about a government waging war against wholly into the nihilistic morass that usually goes its own people. Nevada literary scholar Robert A. Hume has said Gandhi’s non- by the name of ‘cultural relativism’,” Glavin violent, passive-resistance movement worked in British-dominated India, but wouldn’t have in Nazi-occupied Europe. The fashionable left follows the philosophy that “the enemy of my enemy must be my friend.” America is always evil and always wrong, and any anti-American regime, no matter how great the repression of its own people, gets a free pass within the chic left, says Terry Glavin, Canadian journalist and author of Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan (2011). The U.S. has much to answer for –

continues. “Borrowed from anthropology, the politics of cultural relativism is a jumble of white guilt, identity politics and a weird insistence on a kind of equivalence among cultures and their various claims to truth.” Do negotiations work with lunatic genocidal dictators? Would intervention by troops from small neutral countries with little or no prior involvement in the region be a possibility? We can’t sit back and allow genocide or the growth in strength of expansionist regimes that practice or advocate genocide. The lessons from the 1930s are too clear.

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he University of Northern British Columbia, and by default, the City of Prince George, is undoubtedly saddened by Dr. George Iwama’s decision to not seek a second term as presi-

dent. His tenure, which is not over, at the helm of the university has been stellar. He has dealt with shrinking budgets, a flat enrolment, and other huge challenges but through it all has established UNBC as Canada’s green university. UNBC’s bioenergy project shared an award with Harvard University as tops in North America for campus sustainability. When asked what he felt about sharing an award with Harvard, Iwama famously quipped, “good for them.” In other words, UNBC might be new, small, and located in northern B.C. but that doesn’t mean it, or we, take second fiddle to anyone. That was his attitude and it filtered down through the entire university. Even though Iwama came here from Carleton University in Ottawa, he immediately became a fan and a champion of northern B.C. When he talked about the opportunities here, one could tell he was genuinely enthused about UNBC, Prince George, and the North. You can always tell the difference between those who promote because that’s what they feel they must do and those who promote because they are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Iwama is one of those who is excited about the North. Also during his time here, the annual Maclean’s Magazine university rankings issue recently returned UNBC to its highest-ever placement: second amongst primarily undergraduate universities, and number one in its category for research funding. However, the demands of being a university president are, well … demanding. No one can blame him for wanting to spend more time with his family and devote time to his first love, science. “I am still in awe of what has been created here and I feel privileged to have contributed to the development of this fantastic university,” said Iwama. We’re also still in awe of what Iwama has done here. His leaving will be a loss for the university and the community.

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Say my name I’m glad to know I’m not the one who’s confused (for a this artist. The commercials ended, and the song came on. change). I recognized it immediately, and knew who the singer was. I was listening to a local radio station recently, and I In fact I had interviewed him personally before one of his heard a song I thought I recognized, but I couldn’t identify appearances at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival. who the singer was. It was Aaron Pritchett, and I’m still not sure how the DJ The song ended, the DJ came on, and announced the got “Prishay” out of that. I have heard it pronounced with name of the song, and then said it was by “Ehlo”. the accent on the first syllable sometimes, and I’m using the spelling of the former NBA guard, sometimes on the last, but it always ended with because that’s how that name was pronounced. a ‘t’ sound. I was wondering who this group was I had Dangers Of Digital never heard of, even though they sounded very As long as I’m talking about radio, I may as familiar. Then it struck me: the lead singer well relate one of my favourite stories about sounded a lot like Jeff Lynne, from the Electric how new technology can backfire on people. Light Orchestra. In the good old days, DJs would come in And that was when the light dawned. The DJ to work early and pull the records (ask your hadn’t been saying “Ehlo”, they had been saying parents, kids) they wanted to play on the show “Elo”. As in E.L.O., which is how most people rethat day. I remember the year Afternoon Deferred to the group. Obviously the DJ had never light came out, for about three months, the one heard of the group, which made me wonder DJ led his show every day with it. ALLAN’S AMBLINGS what they were doing on the radio. Well, that changed some years ago at most, ALLANWISHART That’s not the only time I’ve heard an artist’s if not all, stations. Now, the playlist is churned name “modified”, shall we say, by a DJ. I have heard Joan out by a computer at head office and the DJ simply has to Baez’s name pronounced as if it was spelled “Bay-ez”, which note what the songs are and who they’re by. is at least sort of understandable, if it wasn’t for the fact she Let’s flash back to late August 2005. I’m listening to the is one of the best-known signers of the 1960s and 1970s. radio, and a set of music finishes, at which point the DJ Along the same line as “Ehlo” was the DJ I heard refer to comes on, and immediately starts apologizing for one of the song that had just played as “Can’t Fight This Feeling the songs just played. He explained the playlists were set in Anymore, by Reo Speedwagon”. advance by computer and obviously no one had noticed a Well, that’s awfully close, but again, this is a band where problem. It wasn’t a problem with obscenity or anything like the one name is spelled out. As in R E O Speedwagon. that. To me, though, the worst I’ve heard was some years ago I was listening to the radio a couple of days after Hurwhen I was working in Burns Lake. I was out late one evericane Katrina had struck the American Gulf Coast and ning, and I was listening to a country station from, I think it devastated much of the city of New Orleans. was, Terrace. The DJ said, “Up after this commercial break, The DJ was apologizing because the song set just played the latest from Aaron Prishay.” had included a song by the Tragically Hip – New Orleans is Now, this got my interest up, because I had never heard of Sinking. CIRCULATION MANAGER: LANA METZ circulation@pgfreepress.com | 250-564-0504

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Columnist should consider revising her wording Editor: Tonight I picked up a copy of the Free Press from my apartment building’s lobby. I enjoyed a lot of the articles, especially the feature where the young lady from Prince George was remembered. I thought that it was a wonderfully compassionate and gracious article to remember a young person’s life. However, I was quite dismayed by some of the language used in the ‘Watching lunatics and lovers’ article. The first half of the article was all right, but when I saw the author describe a man she saw on the street talking to himself as “a lunatic, and probably dangerous.” Later she discovers that he actually had a Bluetooth device attached to his ear. From her article, I believed that she assumed that the man had a mental illness, such as schizophrenia where a person may have hallucinations which would cause him to speak to himself. I would like to point out first that describing people with mental illness as “lunatics” is not

Theologian manipulation of words Editor: For theologians to put trust in the dogma that a creator would allow evil to run amok in the creator’s own kingdom, indicates that the theologians were suspicious of the “mindset” of their own supposed creator that they in turn all too often preach is of the character of love. Humans that have been emotionally and physically illtreated in their formative years, or that suffer from mental illness will not be able to control their emotions as do others who have been more fortunate and in turn are able to deal with life from totally different perspectives. To teach that humans have been lured into evil by a devil is deplorable. And that wretched teaching stems direct from the careless manipulation of words put forth as truth by theologians. June VanDerMark McBride

only completely out of date and inaccurate, it also creates stigma against people living with mental illness and contributes to the message that they are inferior and to be feared. These messages create internalized oppression and feelings of shame, low self-esteem and social isolation. In reality, at least 20 per cent of Canadians live with mental illness during some part of their lives, and people who live with mental illness are actually more likely to be victims of violence, not perpetrate it (www.cmha.ca/mental_health/violence-and-mental-illness/#.Uiq08MZwqTk). I would invite DeLynda Pilon to revise her wording, there are many wonderful resources (www.trinimex.ca/disabilityinmedia/ is one example) to inform journalists on ethical standards for writing about disabilities in the media. Margeaux Schilling Prince George

Back to school nutrition Editor: With the back to school days upon us, families may be starting to wonder, “what will my kids eat next week?” I am a mother of three small children and realize that it does take work and planning to feed children. School-aged children need to know two things in regards to eating. First, that they will have enough food to eat during the day. Second, that their parents and teachers will provide them with regular and reliable eating opportunities. It can be helpful to understand the “Division of Responsibility” concept coined by Ellyn Satter, a registered dietitian and family therapist. The concept outlines the roles of children and parents in regards to eating and feeding. The parent’s job is to provide good quality food at regular meal and snack times and offer it in a calm and relaxed environment. The child’s job is to pick and choose from what is available and eat as much or as little as they desire at that moment (this works best if there is a consistent meal/snack routine set out by the school and families). Crazy idea I know as many of us are used to controlling what and how much our kids eat. These guidelines may prevent power struggles around food as both parents and children begin to understand what their job is. So how can we help our kids become skilled at eating? First, remember that elementary and high-school children relate to and understand food concepts very differently. In general, elementary kids are all about taste, experience, and adventure with food and aren’t mentally able to handle in depth nutrition information. This means have them in the kitchen with you as much as possible with their fun aprons, chef hats, and spoons in the mixing bowls.

Elementary kids can also help put food in their own lunch bags, put plastic wrap on their sandwiches, and put the lids on their cut-up fruit bowls. As children transition to high school they begin to understand more about food composition, food groups, menu planning, and how to plan a satisfying and tasty snack. Understanding can help us to have realistic expectations of our kids and help us as adults to move children along in becoming capable eaters and having a good relationship with food. So what does all this mumbo jumbo mean to you Monday morning on the rush out the door? Provide a breakfast for your champion that has a combination of the food groups that will provide adequate protein, carbohydrates, and fats to satisfy your kids until recess. For many (including my family) this means a quick sitdown breakfast of cold cereal and milk. Our go-to cereals are Alpen, Muslix, Multigrain Cheerios, Shreddies, Corn Bran, Raisin Bran, and Mini Wheats. We like to mix these breakfasts up with a boiled egg, side dish of yogurt, hot cereal, or homemade muffins. Recess and lunch grab and go ideas would be edamame beans, tuna with mayo, popcorn, veggies with dip, crackers, cheese, and a favorite fruit. A balanced snack after school will prepare the family for the rest of the days activity and hopefully avoid any late afternoon breakdowns related to low blood sugar. Glass of chocolate or regular milk with a cookie is often a favorite. Take home message? Keep doing a great job feeding and providing for both yourself and your children. Elaine Paetkau Registered Dietician

Support our AIDS walk Editor: We’ve heard a lot recently about the end of HIV being in sight. Yet, despite those reports, in Canada in 2010, 2,358 HIV cases were reported. In Canada the rates have remained stable over the last nine years, but our Northern health region is the third highest rate of new infections in all of BC and this tells us the epidemic is merely shifting. In 2010, heterosexual contact accounted for 30.8 per cent of HIV cases, with women increasingly affected. More than ever before, we?re able to link increased rates of HIV with homelessness, poverty, lack of education, stigma, discrimination and all of the key social determinants of health. Without a cure or vaccine, building strong, caring and compassionate communities is one of the best ways to respond to those disparities and prevent new cases of HIV. And that’s what AIDS service organizations such as Positive Living North do. They increase awareness of HIV and engage in valuable prevention education, while offering the people living with HIV in northern BC. vital care and support programs. And your help is needed, as much now as ever before. All funds raised remain in Prince George and will stay in this community to enable Positive Living North to offer the valuable services that make a difference in so many lives. So, help us build more compassionate and caring communities by stepping up to the challenge and supporting the 2013 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life this Saturday at Masich Place Stadium starting with the opening ceremonies at noon. Come and bring your family, bring your friends, and most importantly bring your donation. For more information about the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, or to find a Walk near you, please visit www.positivelivingnorth.org. Sandra Sasaki Walk Coordinator Positive Living North

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People of Prince George annual Parkinsons’ porters walk during the Family, friends and sup at Fort George Park. Press Superwalk Saturday Teresa MALLAM/Free

About a dozen cyclists gathered with supportters early Saturday morning at the Guru Nanak Darb Purden Lake. The round trip was ar before hitting the road to a fundraiser for Northern Health. Allan Wishart photo

Pic of the Week This weeks McDonald’s Pic of the Week was submitted by Robin Gilchrist, who wins a $25.00 McDonald’s Gift Pack for providing the Pic of the Week. For your chance to win, email a picture of a resident of Prince George with your name and phone number, as well as the name of the person (people) in the photo, to McPic@pgfreepress.com

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Vintage cars and more at annual Prince George Automotive Swap Meet Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com Her love of vintage cars began 35 years ago but Dianna Attwood still enjoys rebuilding and restoring her finds back to their former glory. On Tuesday, she drove to the Free Press offices in her original, dark blue Ford Tudor 1941 sedan. Other cars in her changing collection over the years have included a Ford 1946 Coupe, 1929 Model A and 1921 Model T. “When I was young, my friends liked old cars so I’d be over at their places checking out their Model As,” Attwood said. She and Dwaine Harvey, who are helping to organize this weekend’s third annual swap meet, belong to the Prince George chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada. Currently it has 40 members and new members are always welcome. Members work on restoration projects, compare notes and help out in the search for parts which can take them far afield – or to their neighbour’s garage. “Collectors will go to places like Red Deer, Alberta and Monroe, Washington for parts when quite often they end up

Teresa MALLAM/Free Press A 1932 Ford three-window coupe owned and restored by Dwaine Harvey, a member of the Prince George chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada. The club is hosting its third annual Swap Meet this weekend at the Roll-A-Dome.

finding what they need right here at home,” said Harvey, who on Tuesday was driving a 1932 Ford, three-window coupe. Onlookers usually remark on the beautiful custom colour paint (burgundy, actually Black Cherry with pearl – a colour Harvey says is “all its own”) and how small the windows are. “I bought it as a complete wreck and so I’ve spent the past three years rebuilding it. I had to shorten the frame, hood and fender,” says Harvey, who also has a vintage Corvette. Vintage car enthusiasts and collectors are always on the lookout for new ideas and new parts. “We have a car corral in our swap meet that provides an opportunity for collectors to buy cars they see and like. People can trade things around or get tips on where to

find parts they are looking for. They also get to meet with and talk to other vintage car enthusiasts from all over the country.” Last year the local swap meet event held at the Roll-ADome attracted 3,000 to 4,000 people from all over the region and from other provinces. Harvey says he expects about the same size crowd this year. The third annual Prince George Automotive Swap Meet featuring cars, parts and collectibles runs Friday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Car Corral or Booth Rental $25. To register please call 250-963-7667 or e-mail pgswapmeet@live. ca. Hosted by the Prince George Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada.

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During the membership drive, new members will be given voice lessons in a group environment with the opportunity to learn about a cappella singing barbershop style and Sweet Adelines International. There will be three pieces of music to learn, culminating in a Friends and Family recital on Nov. 5. “In barbershop singing, all music must be memorized as we do not hold our music when singing. However, there is no need to read music,” said Johnson. “Soundbytes are provided that will have only one part singing on it.” There are four parts to barbershop singing: Lead, which is usually the melody of the song; tenor, the high part which in other choral singing is usually soprano; bass, which is the lowest part of the song; and baritone, which is similar to alto. Voice placement will be determined by the director Kathy Pereira. For more information call 250-9641016.

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The BC SPCA is launching a series of workshops across B.C. to bring horse owners and interested members of the public up to date on Canada’s new Code of Practice for the care of horses. The Prince George workshop will be held September 23. The BC SPCA’s Dr. Bettina Bobsien, an equine veterinary specialist, will visit four B.C. communities to provide information on Canada’s new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines, which was recently updated and strengthened. Topics will include nutrition, health management, breeding, housing, humane training and other requirements and recommendations included under the new code. Dr. Bobsien will also provide information on the BC SPCA’s approach to preventing and addressing situations of horse abuse and neglect, and Horse Council BC representatives will also be on hand to provide their perspective on the importance of horse welfare.

Freedom Run Sept. 22 George Park with the run at 10 a.m. In addition to adopting a healthier, more active lifestyle, walkers and runners are also encouraged to fundraise for the Association. The funds raised will be used to support Canada’s most renowned scientists and clinicians in their quest for innovative developments in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. Although the research is diverse in its scope, the key aspects remain the same – to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure. For further information please visit: www.thefreedomrun.ca or e-mail: info@thefreedomrun.ca

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Adult Skate 13 yrs & up. Learn to skate program for beginners. CSA approved helmets, gloves and warm clothing suggested. Limit 10. Judy Clark Sundays (Oct 20 – Dec 8) 6:00–6:45pm (No Class Nov. 10) 7 lessons based on availability. Kin Centre 3 Fees: $60.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $65.00

Ladies Indoor Soccer 19+ years. Beginner recreational indoor soccer. Fun night out to get some exercise. Limit 20. Tuesdays (Sept 24 – Nov 26) 7:45–9:15pm Southridge Elementary Fees: $30.00 $5.00 drop in or Punch Card ***After Sept 16 Fee is $35.00

Discover Diving 12 yrs & up. Learn to dive program for beginners. Certified instructors. 90 minutes of class time and two hours of pool time. Contact Neil Miller 250-964-9459 Four Seasons Pool Date & Time To Be Announced Fees: $55.00 includes gear rental.

Co-Ed Adult Volleyball 16 yrs & up. Recreational program. Limit 30. Wednesdays (Sept 25 – Dec 4) 8:15-10:00pm College Heights Secondary Fees: $30.00 $5.00 drop in or Punch Card ***After Sept 16 Fee is $35.00

Co-Ed Adult Volleyball 19 yrs & up. Recreational program. Limit 16. Thursdays (Sept 26 – Nov 28) 7:45–9:45pm (no class Oct 31) Southridge Elementary Fees: $30.00 $5.00 drop in or Punch Card ***After Sept 16 Fee is $35.00

**Please note there are two program fees. To receive the discount program rate, please attend Registration Night on Monday, Sept 16, 2013 After Sept 16 regular program fees apply. If you can not attend Registration Night, have a friend sign you up. Registration forms are available one week prior at Kool Cats Kid Care and College Heights Preschool.

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16 yrs & up. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health. Zumba Fitness is the only Latin inspired dance fitness program that blends red hot international music, created by Grammy Award winning producers and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party’ that is downright addictive. ZumbaPG@shaw. ca for more info Limit 30. Instructor: Sharon Bourassa Class #1 Mondays (Oct 7 – Nov 25) 7:45-8:45pm (6 classes) (No classes Oct 14 & Nov 11) Southridge Elementary Fees: $45.00 or $10.00 drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $50.00 Class #2 Wednesdays (Oct 9 – Nov 13) 7:45-8:45pm (6 classes) Southridge Elementary Fees: $45.00 or $10.00 drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $50.00

16 yrs & up. This Yoga program is for beginners or those who wish a gentler form of yoga. Program will focus on breath as it leads us from posture to posture. Please bring your own yoga mat. Limit 14. Instructor: Shauna Korogonas Wednesdays (Oct 2 – Nov 13) 9:30-10:30am Kool Cats Kid Care Fees: $55.00 or $10.00 drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $60.00

Ladies Recreational Basketball 35 yrs & up. Come shoot some hoops, get some exercise, scrimmage and have fun. Mondays (Sept 30 – Nov 25) 8:15–9:45am College Heights Elementary Fees: $25.00 Drop-in $5.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

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Scrapbooking 16 yrs & up. An opportunity to finish off your projects, share ideas and have a night out. Tuesdays (Sept 24 – Dec 10) 7:00–9:00pm Kool Cats Kid Care Fees: $30.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $35.00

Quilting 16 years & up. Come and enjoy an evening and complete some projects. Mondays (Sept 23 – Dec 9) 7:00–9:00pm (No classes Oct 14 & Nov 11) Kool Cats Kid Care Fees: $30.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $35.00

Yoga Fitness 16 yrs & up. Yoga Fitness is focused on the physical benefits of yoga. Yoga improves muscle tone and shape, improves strength, balance and flexibility. Please bring own yoga mat. Beginner to intermediate. Limit 25. Instructor: Shauna Korogonas Wednesdays (Oct 2 – Nov 13) 7:00-8:30pm (7 classes) College Heights Elementary Fees: $65.00 or $12.00 drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $70.00

Zumba Drop-in Punch Card 6 Visits fo $50 Daytime Yoga Fitness (16 yrs & up). This Yoga program is for beginners or those who wish a gentler form of yoga. Program will focus on breath as it leads us from posture to posture. Please bring your own yoga mat. Limit 14 Instructor: Shauna Korogonas Mondays (Sept 30 – Nov 25) 9:30–10:30am (no class Oct 14 & Nov 11) Kool Cats Kid Care Fees: $55.00 $10.00 Drop-in if class isn’t full ***After Sept 16 Fee is $60.00

Yoga for Older Bodies Yoga poses are modified to fit those who are young at heart and older in body. Poses (standing, sitting and reclining) will be modified to accom-modate common problems in imperfect bodies, and will help strengthen, strtch and increase range of motion. Techniques will be taught to release stress in mind and body. Please bring yoga mat. Minimum 10. Instructor: Vernaye Morgan Tuesdays (Oct 8 – Nov 26) 7:30–8:30pm (No class Oct 22) College Heights Multi-Purpose Room Fees: $60.00 Drop-in $12.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $65.00

Seniors Chair Yoga Gain strength, stability and flexibility. Realease tension in mind and body and learn to focus on growth rather than limitations. Yoga poses are mod-ified for limitations in balance, strength or range of motion. Some standing positions will be taught us-ing chair/wall for stability. Minimum 8. Instructor: Vernaye Morgan Tuesdays (Oct 8 – Nov 19 ) 10:30–11:30am Kool Cats Kid Care Fee: $65.00 $12.00 drop in or Punch Card ***After Sept 16 Fee is $70.00

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Yoga 16 yrs & up. The class will focus on enhancing strength, flexibility and endurance using classic yoga postures. Loose, comfortable clothing recommended. Please bring your own yoga mat. Limit 25. Instructor: Ken Gleeson (7 classes) Mondays (Oct 7 – Dec 2) 7:00–8:30pm (No class Oct 14 & Nov 11) Malaspina Elementary Fees: $65.00 No drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $70.00

Yoga Multi-Level 16 yrs & up. The class will focus on enhancing strength, flexibility and endurance using classic yoga postures. Loose, comfortable clothing recommended. Please bring your own yoga mat. Limit 25. Instructor: Robin Abra Thursdays (Oct 3 – Nov 21) 7:00-8:30pm (no class Oct 24, 31) (6 classes) College Heights Secondary Fees: $60.00 or $12.00 drop in ***After Sept 16 Fee is $65.00

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5-8 yrs Indoor Soccer

Floor Hockey

Kid’s Martial Arts

10 yrs & up. Teaches safety when home alone. Contains a Basic First Aid and Fire Safety Component. Limit 12. Sat., Oct 5 • 10:00–2:00 pm Kool Cats Kid Care • Fees: $35.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $40.00

Leaders needed. Teaches teamwork and basic skills. Parent participation is appreciated. Clean indoor shoes. Limit 20. Tuesdays (Oct 1 – Nov 12) 6:30–7:30pm Southridge Elementary • Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

7 - 10 yrs. Leaders needed. Clean indoor shoes required. Limit 18. Thursdays (Oct 3 – Nov 21) 6:30-7:30pm (No class Oct 31) Malaspina Elementary • Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

3 - 7 yrs. Class #1 Saturdays (Sept 28 – Nov 30) 1:00–2:00pm Class #2 Saturdays (Sept 28 – Nov 30) 2:00–3:00 pm Contact Melony 250-301-1213 Malaspina Elementary Fees: $90.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $95.00

Additional classes will be offered if numbers warrant it. Must be 10 years old by December 31, 2013.

Call Jean 250-964-2668

Red Cross Babysitting Course 11 yrs & up by end of program. This two day Red Cross course prepares girls and boys to become responsible babysitters. This course contains a Basic First Aid and Fire Safety section. Must attend both days to complete course. Limit 25. Sunday (Oct 20 and 27) 10:00-2:30 pm Kool Cats Kid Care • Fees: $55.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $60.00 MUST ATTEND BOTH CLASSES. Dates subject to change.

Mini Chefs 10 – 12 yrs. Leaders needed, must have Food Safe. Call Jean (250)964-2668. Food preparation, safety, nutrition, then clean up and enjoy your projects. Bring your apron, an empty stomach and a container for leftovers. Limit 10. Saturdays (Nov 2 - 23) 10:00am–noon Kool Cats Kid Care • Fees $50.00 includes supplies ***After Sept 16 Fee is $55.00

Indoor Coed Soccer

Floor Hockey

5 - 8 yrs. Leaders needed. Teaches teamwork and basic skills. Parent participation is appreciated. Limit 24. Saturdays (Oct 19 – Nov 30) 10:00–11:00am College Heights Elementary Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

9 - 12 yrs. Leaders needed. Clean indoor shoes required. Limit 18. Thursdays (Oct 3 – Nov 21) 7:45-8:45pm (No class Oct 31) Malaspina Elementary • Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

Indoor Coed Soccer

10 - 16 yrs. Must have own guitar. Limit 8. Minimum 4 Thursdays (Oct 3 – Nov 14) 6:30–7:30pm (No class Oct 31) Kool Cats Kid Care • Fees: $55.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $60.00

8 - 11 yrs. Leaders needed. Clean indoor shoes & shin guards recommended. Basic soccer skills. Limit 20. Mondays (Sept 30 – Nov 25) 6:30–7:30pm (No classes Oct 14 & Nov 11) Southridge Elementary Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

Youth Skate

7 – 12 yrs. Make Christmas ornaments and gifts. Limit 10 Leaders needed. Call Jean at (250)964-2668 Saturdays (Nov 30 & Dec 7) 1:00–3:00pm Kool Cats Kid Care • Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

6 - 12 yrs. Learn to skate designed for beginners. CSA approved hockey helmets, skates, gloves and warm clothing are required. (No bike helmets allowed.) Limit 30. Judy Clark Sundays (Oct 20 – Dec 8) 6:00–6:45pm (7 lessons) (no class Nov 10) Kin Centre 3 Fees: $60.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $65.00

Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (SASY)

Floor Hockey

8 - 12 yrs. Learn to snorkel program for beginners. 90 min of pool time. Certified instructors. Contact Neil Miller 250-964-9459 Four Seasons Pool Date & Time To Be Announced Fees: $50.00 includes gear rental.

6 - 8 yrs. Leaders needed. Clean indoor shoes required. Limit 18. Tuesdays (Oct 1 – Nov 12) 6:30-7:30pm College Heights Elementary Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

Kids Arts & Crafts

Scouts Canada Registration Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Ventures Contact: Ed Hoffman 250-964-3636

Sparks/Brownies/Guides

Guitar Lessons

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Jazz Dance 6 - 8 yrs. A continuation of the Preschool Dance program. Wear soft-soled dance slippers or bare feet. Beginners welcome. Limit 12. Instructors from Lorna Carbutt School of Dance Monday (Sept 23 – Nov 25) 4:15–5:00pm (No class Oct 14 & Nov 11) Columbus Centre • Fees: $45.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $50.00

Black Diamond Lanes Promotional 5-Pin Bowling Program. 1241 – 5th Avenue Contact Salina Kennedy 250-564-2695 5 - 8 yrs. A 7 week introduction to the fundamentals of 5-pin bowling. Includes shoe rental and 1 frame of bowling each day with an instructor. Limit 12. Wednesdays (Oct 2 – Nov 13) 3:45-4:45pm 1241 – 5th Avenue • Fees: $35.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $40.00

Nechako Karate Club Promotional Program An 8-week introduction to the fundamentals of Karate. Join the growing martial arts community and learn karate for fun, fitness and life.

6 - 12 Years

Mon & Wed Sept 30 - Nov 20 6:30-7:30pm Fee: $100 Includes insurance and karate gi

13+ Years

Mon & Wed Sept 30 - Nov 20 7:30-9:30pm Fee: $110 Classes are at the Nechako Karate Club. 1175 Village Avenue For further information call Karen Pinko 250-596-7733

PRESCHOOL College Heights Preschool

3-5 Yrs Old Preschool Classes

4 Year Old Only Preschool

Preschool Skate

3 - 5 yrs College Heights Preschool Building 105-6500 Southridge Ave

Children must be 3 years by the month they start the program and toilet trained. College Heights Community Association offers both morning and afternoon licensed preschool programs. Our Pre-school is a play based inclusive program run by ECE Qualified Teachers. Having a blend of teacher and student initiated activites; we provide opportunities for growth in all developmental areas with a wide range of high quality learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. In 3-5 year classes, parents have the option of either Non-Parent Participating (No Duty Days) or Parent Participating (one Parent Duty Day per month). We have morning and afternoon classes. Limit 16 children per class.

(Children born in 2009) Limit 16 children per class For children born in 2009, in their last year of preschool, we will be offering a 2.5 hour class 2 OR 3 times a week. These classes will be comprised of group activities, basic science activities, hands on arts & crafts as well as pre-writing and reading activities to help pre-pare them for kindergarten. These Non-Parent participating classes will have two instructors who are Early Childhood Educators and/or Assistants.

3 - 5 yrs. Learn-to-skate program for recreational skating. CSA approved hockey helmets only, skates, gloves and warm clothing required. No bike helmets. Judy Clark Oct 20 – Dec 8 (no class Nov 10) 7 lessons based on availibility Kin Centre 3 4 - 5 years. Limit 30 Sunday • 5:15–6:00pm Fees: $60.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $65.00 3 years. Limit 6 Sunday • 5:30-6:00pm Fees: $50.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $55.00

Internal Registration was held in early March. Some classes are full. Limited Spaces available. $20.00 Non-refundable Registration Fee Required when Signing Up. These are 9 month programs. Classes are offered from September to June. Classes are subject to change, depending on enrollment. All instructors are Early Childhood Educators or Assistants, they have cleared Criminal Checks and have current First Aid. All classes scheduled to start the week of Monday September 9, 2013. Registration is on-going. Please call Cheryl (250)964-2662

Introduction to Preschool (30 months – 3.5 years) 1 Day a Week program

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Child must be toilet trained and parent/caregiver must do a Parent Helper Duty Day once every 4-6 weeks. This program will be geared for younger children and their first experience with Pre-school. It will help the child learn to share with other children, get used to a classroom situation. They will enjoy learning centers, free play, and arts & crafts. Limit 16 children. Program subject to change, depends on enrollment.

Friday - 9:00–10:30am Fees: $30.00 per month

2 Days a Week Classes: Mon/Wed • 9:00–11:00am Tues/Thurs • 9:00–11:00am Mon/Wed • 12:15–2:15pm Tues/Thurs • 12:15–2:15pm Parent Participating (1 Duty Day per Month) $75.00 per month OR Non Parent Participating $95.00 per month

3 Days a Week Mon/Wed/Fri • 9:00–11:30am • $150.00 per month 2 Days a Week Tues/Thurs • 9:00–11:30am • $110.00 per month Tues/Thurs • 12:15–2:45pm • $110.00 per month

Indoor Coed Soccer 4 - 6 yrs. Leaders needed. Teaches teamwork and basic skills. Parent participation is appreciated. Limit 24. Thursdays (Oct 3 – Nov 21) 6:30–7:30pm (no class Oct 31) Southridge Elementary Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

Pee Wee Gym Walking – Kindergarten. Parents and children can enjoy games, circle time and other activities in a gym environment. Par-ent participation required! NOTE: NO activities for older children. Limit 25. Leaders needed

Wednesdays (Oct 2 – Nov 13) 6:30-7:30pm Southridge Elementary •Fees: $25.00 ***After Sept 16 Fee is $30.00

SPECIAL EVENTS Kids Good as New Sale October 5th 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Old O’Grady School – 6500 Southridge Ave.

Halloween Haunted Journey October 26th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Columbus Centre 7201 Domano Blvd.

Halloween Fireworks Thursday October 31 8:15 p.m. College Heights Secondary

Breakfast with Santa Sunday December 1 10 a.m. Columbus Centre 7201 Domano Blvd. Call Andrea 250-552-9536

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Delynda Pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com Whisper the name of some diseases and many people still get a shiver up their spine. The black plague happened hundreds of years ago, yet people react. More recently, a diagnosis of cancer - the big ‘C’ - was DeLynda PILON/Free Press Dr. Kathy MacDonald with Northern Health, Dr. Abu Hamour, Vanessa grim and terrifying. In West with Positive Living North and Trevor Lutes with Scotia Bank the 80s, people heard were all on hand to discuss the upcoming Scotiabank Aids walk, Sept. the word AIDS, many 14. for the first time, and it Their primary fundraiser, the Sociabank AIDS seemed a death sentence Walk for Life 2013 is set to take place Saturday, of the first order, one tied forever with sexuality Sept. 14, and donations are needed. and therefore morality in a society not many genDan Rogers, organizing committee volunteer, erations from its puritanical roots. said donations are much lower this year than last. But AIDS is no longer a death sentence. He said Prince George is a wonderful city, and he People diagnosed early can take medication that will allow them to lead a long and healthy life. Men believes residents will come through for such a worthy cause. with AIDS can father offspring, and women can “If we can do it for the World Baseball Challenge, have babies without passing along the immune we can do it for this as well,” he said at a press condeficiency disease. ference Monday. The stigma once attached to it has been chalPLN introduced their 2013 community walk lenged. Though it still exists, front-line workers champion at the conference, Dr. Abu Hamour, a fight to end it, to reach out to people who might be local physician trained in infectious diseases in the infected and make testing and treatment available Sudan and the UK. to all. Since joining Northern Health as an infectious It can be argued this is a particular necessity in disease specialist, he has been a passionate advoPrince George, the northern city with the highest cate, encouraging testing and treatment. mortality rate for those with HIV AIDS. “The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life reminds With the help of community partners, Positive Living North is battling the stigma being diagnosed us all that HIV still poses major obstacles to people living with the virus and to our commuwith AIDS carries, ensuring testing is encouraged nities and that the need to respond by providing and helping people on their path to treatment. support and creating awareness is as urgent as ever,” he said. Apology of Verne Solonas to Chief Derek Orr and PLN also had NorthCouncilor Jenine Solonas of the McLeod Lake Indian ern Health representaBand tives on hand, celebrating their international and provincial awards I, Verne Solonas, regret publishing a false and for their STOP HIV/ defamatory letter about Chief Derek Orr and AIDS pilot project. Councilor Jenine Solonas in early 2012. I acknowledge Northern Health took home a gold apple that each of my accusations were false. Neither Chief award in the collaboraOrr nor Councillor Jenine Solonas were ever guilty tive solutions category of corruption, fraud, intimidation, abuse of office, or provincially. Internationally it won three defamation. There has been no foundation at any time gold quill merit awards, to suggest mismanagement requiring resignations or vying against hundreds criminal charges. of companies including Disneyland and Fedex. “I commend our My assertions repeated on CKPG TV and elsewhere Northern Health team, were completely irresponsible, without foundation, Splash Media and all self serving and I deeply regret the damage that I of our community partners for their colhave caused. By way of reparation, I am making laboration, dedication donations to the Youth and Substance Abuse budgets and extremely hard of the band. I acknowledge that both Chief Derek work in making our STOP HIV/AIDS pilot Orr and Councilor Jenine Solonas have, at all times, project such a success,” shown respect for the political rights and views and Cathy Ulrich, Northern comments of all McLeod Lake Indian Band members. Health chief of staff, said in a press release. I have belatedly come to recognize that it is important “All of the money that the elected leadership of the band not be subjected from the walk stays to false and irresponsible attack without foundation. in Prince George and directly benefits those living with HIV AIDS,” I regret it if my words played a part in the blockade Vanessa West, PLN exand subsequent contempt of court proceedings, to the ecutive director, said. People interested detriment of the band and its members. in finding out more about the walk or Signed Aug. 28th, 2013, donating funds can go Verne Solonas to www.positivelivingnorth.org.


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For news and updates, check us out online at www.rdffg.bc.ca 155 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1P8 Telephone: (250) 960-4400, Toll Free 1-800-667-1959 Fax (250) 563-7520, Web: www.rdffg.bc.ca

Movie Listings Teresa MALLAM/Free Press PGSO principal second violinist Jose Delgado-Guevara chats with audience members just before going on stage Sunday to perform in the annual Pops in the Park concert at Fort George Park.

Prince George Playbill B.A. JOHNSTON B.A. Johnston is h heading to h d Prince George on Sept. 29 for a show at Riley’s Pub in support of his new album Mission Accomplished. Johnston has been playing music since the late 1950s. His early success came as the leader of the cover band BA and the Chuds in the early 1970s. For more information on the artist visit www.pigeonrow.com.

HUNTING SHOW An exciting new exhibit called Artisanal Hunting and Fishing Showcase will be set up at the Shop at the Gallery, Two Rivers Gallery. It runs Sept. 16 to Oct. 13 and includes works by artisans Brian Smith, an award-

winning fisherman and author; John Rogers, chainsaw carver; Len Seigo, antler carver; Bill Wiebe, knife craftsman; James Korpan, scrap metal sculptor; Taylor Sapergia with handmade artisanal rifles; and Bill Rushton, handcrafted fishing nets. For more information contact Kristina Sokolic, showcase coordinator, at 250-614-7806.

QUILTERS The Prince George Quilters Guild will be starting a new season of quilting in a new location at the Connaught Youth Centre at 1491 17th Ave. The guild meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month except December, July and August. The September meeting is on Sept. 25. Registra-

tion starts at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Anyone wanting information can call Echo at 250-6120499.

EBOOKS Librarians at the P.G. Public Library downtown branch are offering a Beyond Books workshop on the topic of eBooks and apps for young children. Parents and caregivers are welcome to the Beyond Books session which focuses on shared learning using digital technologies to support early literacy. Librarian experts will help to choose the best eBooks and apps for young children. It runs Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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is about people gathering around ethno-cultural celebrations and culinary workshops to interact, share historical traditions and learn about the unique cultural diversity of our community, says project coordinator Lisa Wang. Several local artisans from different cultures took part in the project. “We selected the photos we wanted to use from our multicultural events and we put them on computer digital files, then we edited them separately, cropping, etc.,” said project participant Yalda Safaei. “Then we uploaded all the images into a collage.” There are 12 photo collages in the exhibit, each depicting a different cultural and culinary experience. The project is managed by IMSS under an Embrace BC:Arts Engagement Program which is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. “The photographic collages are an attempt at visualizing the delight of food, the shared experience of cultural understanding through celebration and storytelling as well as new-found friendships between people from different ethnic backgrounds,” said Wang. New immigrants and Canadian-born participants took part in about 10 local celebrations and seven cooking demonstrations, all of which highlighted East Indian, Filipino, Chinese, Iranian, African, Romanian and Canadian cultures. Culinary project partners included Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George, Prince George Public Library, School District 57, CNC, and Zaffron Cuisine. Colour photos were taken during the events and then arranged in collaged displays by youth and adult participants. The colourful collages are on display in the stairwell at the downtown branch of the Prince George Public Library until Sept. 30. Wang said when the collages are taken down, they will then be displayed in local restaurants and schools from October to December.

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HART BEAT It’s Friday the 13th, but who’s scared? KINGS AT HOME The Prince George Spruce Kings open their B.C. Hockey League regular season home schedule this weekend against the Chilliwack Chiefs. The Spruce Kings and Chiefs will play tonight and Saturday (7 p.m. at the Coliseum). The Spruce Kings are seeking their first win after opening their schedule with two losses at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. They lost 4-3 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday and 3-1 to the Nanaimo Clippers on Sunday.

Alistair McINNIS/Free Press UNBC Timberwolves forward Tofa Fakunle battles with Alberta Golden Bears midfielder CJ Gilroy during their Canada West men’s soccer game on Sunday at the North Cariboo Fields. The teams played to a 1-1 tie, with Fakunle scoring the tying goal off a penalty kick in the dying seconds.

Alistair McInnis sports@pgfreepress.com Alan Alderson knows that with inexperience comes inconsistency. “We’re young and talented, which means on some days we’re going to be awful and some days we’re going to be fantastic,” the UNBC men’s soccer head coach said. This past weekend, the team’s introduction to the 2013 Canada West regular season, offers a case in point. In front of home fans at the North Cariboo Fields, the Timberwolves were blanked 7-0 by the Saskatchewan Huskies in their opener on Friday evening. On Sunday, they tied the visiting Alberta Golden Bears 1-1. On Friday, the Timberwolves fell behind early and were unable to score. Sunday’s game produced a dramatic finish that saw the home side record the tying goal off a penalty kick in the dying seconds. “The nice thing is, and I’m going to give myself a pat on the back for this one, my team talk this morning was bang on, it was exactly what the boys needed to hear,” Alderson said shortly after Sunday’s game, “and the best thing about this group is they listen and learn.” Tofa Fakunle recorded Sunday’s tying goal, a memorable moment for the rookie forward. Fakunle, a first-year psychology

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Boxer gets the call for Worlds Alistair McInnis sports@pgfreepress.com Kenny Lally received the call he was hoping for this week. Boxing Canada has granted Lally a spot on their team heading to the AIBA (International Boxing Association) World Championships, scheduled for Oct. 11 to 27 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He secured the 56-kilogram position despite dropping his first-round match at

the Elite Men’s Continental Championship in Chile from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. Performance took precedence over win-loss record in Lally’s selection to the Canadian squad heading to Worlds. His 56 kg defeat in Chile came against Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba, who captured gold in the men’s 52 kg division at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Ramirez moved up a weight class this year. Lally noted that he boxed

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Women open home soccer schedule FROM PAGE B9 one-nil loss because we fully deserved to get something out of this game and so for us to do that, especially in front of our home crowd after the Friday night, it was exciting for our program,” Alderson said. “I’m incredibly proud and incredibly excited of our guys to have had the guts and the character and the heart and the passion to keep going at it until that final whistle.” Vickers and Fakunle showed chemistry on the pitch, something that wouldn’t surprise anybody familiar with their history. Fakunle noted that he’s played on teams with Vickers since they were 12 years old. “I was hesitant to come here but that’s just because I didn’t know Prince George, I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it,” Fakunle said. “But just being here, small town, I’m loving it so far so it’s awesome.” The Timberwolves are entering a bye weekend. They’ll resume their schedule at home next weekend, Sept. 20 against the Winnipeg Wesmen and Sept. 22 against the Mount Royal Cougars.

Women The UNBC women’s soccer team opens its 2013 home schedule this weekend. The Alberta Pandas represent the opposition for the Timberwolves’ home opener. The teams are scheduled to hit the pitch tonight, 7 p.m. at the North Cariboo Fields. After a day off, the Timberwolves will battle the Mount Royal Cougars on Sunday, at noon at the North Cariboo Fields. Alberta carries a 1-0-1 record into this evening’s game. The Cougars sport a 1-1 mark. Still seeking their first victory as a Canada West team, the Timberwolves started their second season in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport conference with two road losses in southern B.C. on the weekend. They were blanked 2-0 against the Fraser Valley Cascades in their regularseason opener on Friday. On Sunday, they lost 4-1 against the Victoria Vikes. The Timberwolves are trying to improve on a 2012 campaign in which they finished with three ties and nine losses (a 0-9-3 record) in 12 games.

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Alistair McINNIS/Free Press Prince George Cougars forward Jordan Tkatch releases a shot against the Edmonton Oil Kings during their Western Hockey League pre-season game on Saturday evening at CN Centre. The Cougars edged the Oil Kings 2-1. With the victory, the Cats improved their pre-season record to 4-0. They round out their exhibition schedule on Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers (7 p.m. at CN Centre).

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Spruce Kings make deal with Pattison Allan Wishart allanw@pgfreepress.com The Prince George Spruce Kings will have a new broadcast partner for some of the BCHL team’s games this season. On Friday, Spruce Kings president Todd Doherty announced the club had reached an agreement with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Prince George. The agreement will see the Spruce Kings featured on

CKPG TV as well as on radio stations 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River. “Our promise is to be better in the community,” Doherty said. “People need to see us and hear us in the community. This announcement is a major step in that direction.” Broadcast group general manager Ken Kilcullen said the group would use a variety of ways to promote the Spruce Kings. “We will be using TV, our website and radio to increase the profile of

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the Spruce Kings in the community.” Included will be a weekly feature on CKPG TV during the 5 p.m. newscast, as well as a game of the month broadcast on 99.3, featuring Ron St. Clair. Spruce Kings communication director Ron Gallo said it was a continuation of last year. “Ron St. Clair came back into the broadcast booth with the team last year, so this was just natural.” St. Clair himself said he was “nervous and ex-

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Plenty of stories to follow this sports season We’re almost halfway through September. NHL Realignment and Olympics the playoffs in the east (eight to six), common belief On the local and North American professional There will be nothing ordinary about the 2013-14 is that the West will be the stronger conference. New sports scenes, change is coming. New leagues are National Hockey League season. divisions and schedules isn’t the only thing makstarting while others wrap up. First off, we’ll get to see how the teams fare in the ing this season different. It’s been four years since As we look forward to 2013-14 seasons in a variety new divisions. The league moved from six to four di- the 2009-10 season began, meaning we’re entering of sports, here are some things I plan on following: visions. The NHL now has two seven-team divisions another Winter Olympic year. Teams will break for Cougars’ Youth in the Western Conference, and a pair of eight-team two weeks in February for the 2014 Olympic Winter FULLCOURTPRESS Could this finally be the successful rebuild that divisions in the East. While two more teams will miss Games in Sochi, Russia. ALISTAIRMCINNIS leads to a long Western Hockey League playoff run? I won’t hold my breath, but there have been some encouraging points for Cougars fans. The Cougars are 4-0, but we all know it’s only pre-season. If they start the regular season 4-0, expect a little more excitement. Even head coach Mark Holick hasn’t hesitated in pointing out it’s only pre-season and he knows better than to get comfortable with his team’s position in the standings. When the regular season begins on Sept. 19, all of the teams will be 0-0. The Cougars’ pre-season can’t be mentioned without reference to rookie forward Jansen Harkins, who’s tied with the Everett Silvertips’ Manraj Hayer with nine points. The totals left the players tied atop the individual scoring list, one point ahead of the Kelowna Rockets’ Tyson Baillie as of Tuesday. While Hayer (four goals, five assists) scored three more times than Harkins, the Cougars’ rookie led the league in assists with eight. CWG Countdown Preparations for the 2015 Canada Winter Games are moving into high gear. It’s only 17 months until the largest sporting event in the city’s history begins (scheduled for Feb. 13 to March 1, 2015). With the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. wrapping up last month, national attention has shifted to Prince George with the city hosting the next Canada Games. When winter arrives (sorry, I couldn’t help it), Prince George will More people than ever are doing what’s right for the environment. That’s why over 666,000 kg of certainly experience Games fever. After all, milk containers were recycled at Return-It™ Depots in 2012. And it’s easy to make the right choice the next winter after a part of your routine; just bring them in along with your bottles and cans. this will be the season of the Games. You can expect a big one-year countdown celebration next February. On top of compleFor more information and to find a Return-It™ Depot tion of the Kin Centre near you, call 1-800-330-9767 or visit return-it.ca/milk Enhancement Project (expected in DecemZero deposit paid = zero deposit refunded. ber), Prince George will be hosting a series of test events.

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Fear of Friday the 13th I sincerely hope you are not one of the report- a competition (Only the men). Kings Look Young ed 60 million people worldwide suffering from While the Prince George Spruce Kings have paraskavedekatriaphobia -a morbid , irrational made strides forward during the last couple fear of the date ‘Friday the 13th‘. of years by qualifying for the playoffs, the fact In English, German and Portuguese cultures remains the team has gone a whopping nine Friday the 13th of any month is considered a seasons (2004-05) since last winning a playoff “bad luck” day. series. Friday the 13th certainly impacts Of the 22-man roster that besports teams and athletes. Many gan the season with back-to-back players avoid signing contracts on losses at the BCHL Showcase in this day and are reluctant to wearChilliwack, only nine are returning jersey #13, however, that hasn’t ing players. The Spruce Kings are stopped several all-time greats from going with an older group including having number 13 on their back. four 20-year-olds, eight 19-yearThe list of transcendent athletes olds, seven 18-year-olds, and three that have donned #13 in North 17-year-olds. America include: The team finished 25-22-1-8 in Wilt Chamberlain: The 7-footer 2012-13. Goalie Kirk Thompson was averaged 30.1 points and 22.9 reHART BEAT a star (often first) in the majority bounds during his NBA career. The HARTLEYMILLER of the victories. With Thompson’s four-time MVP hooped a record departure the Kings are relying 100-points in a game on March 2, on 20-year-old Alex Murray of Ontario and 1962 against the Knicks. Steve Nash: Nash now wears No. 10 as a mem- 18-year-old Jesse Jenks of Vancouver Island in net. Murray allowed four goals on just 17 shots ber of the LA Lakers because the team retired in the opening night 4-3 loss to Cowichan ValNo. 13 in honor of Chamberlain. While wearing ley while Jenks had 32 saves in the 3-1 loss to No. 13 in Phoenix, Nash won two MVP awards Nanaimo. and was an eight-time NBA All-Star. I’m not sure where the Spruce Kings will finDan Marino: A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, ish this season but since this is Friday the 13th the former Miami Dolphins quarterback was the first player to pass for 5,000 yards in an NFL it may be a good idea for members of the team season. to “Knock on wood”, “Cross their fingers”, and Kurt Warner: Arguably the greatest undrafted perhaps, most important of all, put their pads player in NFL history, Warner won two MVP and skates on in exactly the same order each day. awards (1999 and 2001) and was the quarterback that led the St Louis Rams to a championship in From the Quote Rack: Super Bowl XXXIV. Pavel Datsyuk: One of the best two-way Mark Sanchez may have a torn labrum in his players to ever play in the NHL and still going shoulder, which will not necessarily need surgery. strong. Datsyuk helped Detroit to the Stanley And NY Jets fans are thinking “Rest, take all the Cup in 2002 and 2008. He is also a three-time time you need, years even…” winner of the Selke Trophy (best defensive Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, Califorward). fornia (www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com) Mats Sundin: A nine-time all-star, Sundin averaged a point per game over an 18-season NHL Bill Buckner was in Vancouver for the Northcareer with Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver. west League finals as a hitting coach with the Note: Alex Rodriguez wears #13 for the New single “A” Boise Hawks. What were you expecting, York Yankees. Based on his use of performance fielding coach? enhancing drugs count me among those that feel Comedy writer TC Chong of Vancouver (alhis reputation has been damaged to a point that waysfunny.com) he should “Not” be considered an all-time great. Whether one is concerned about #13 or not, Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics just to be on the safe side I suggest the following: despite concerns of radiation leaks from a nuclear • Stick a wad of gum on your hat when playing reactor. A spokesman for the IOC said they took baseball this into account but were won over by the “glow• Wipe the soles of your sneakers just before ing reports” from members. tip-off of a basketball game Comedy writer Derek Wilken of Calgary • Avoid wearing yellow when playing tennis • Fishermen are to throw back the first catch. Hartley Miller is the sports director for ra(In my case, I never get to that first catch) dio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also • Rodeo performers are to always shave before writes for HQ Prince George (hqprincegeorge. com). Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to hmiller@94xfm.com. Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller

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Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Do you think you may have a problem with Alcohol? Alcohol Anonymous, Box 1257, Prince George, BC V2L 4V5 Call 250-564-7550 NECHAKO RESERVOIR UPDATE 11 September 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 851.92 m (2795.04ft) SLS Discharge: 31.83 m3/s Visit website www.waterofďŹ ce.ec.gc.ca for up to date real-time ďŹ&#x201A;ow information for the Nechako River. Contact Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-5675105 for more information. A recording of this notice is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 250567-5812

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Announcements

NECHAKO RESERVOIR UPDATE

SLS Discharge: 31.88 m3/s Spillway discharge is expected to remain at approximately 32 m3/s until April 2014

Obituaries

MT. MILLIGAN is currently accepting applications for; ��ˇ Mine Mobile Equip. Trainer ¡ Instrument Technicians ¡ Mill Electrician ¡ Metallurgical Technicians ¡ Millwrights ¡ Security Guards ¡ Senior Dam Construction Engineer ¡ Soil Technicians ¡ Buyer

Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childcare (Licensed) has FT openings for children ages 0-3.(babies welcomed) Fraserview Sub. Near Van Bien school. 250-562-1567

Please apply online at www.mtmilligan.com /careers

Employment

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

25 Distributors Needed to partner with a US public traded anti-aging nutritional company. watch 8 min video, usanajean.blogspot.ca ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 1888-979-VEND (8363). www.healthydrinkvending.co DJ Business For Sale! $8,500 includes all equipment for DJing. Serious enquiries only. Call 1 (250)992-2362 GET FREE Vending machines 100% lease ďŹ nancing. All cash income, 100% tax deductible. Become ďŹ nancially independent, all Canadian company. Full details call now 1-866668-6629, www.tcvend.com MAKE MONEY, save lives. Work from home. No selling. Turnkey business. Invest after installation. Small initial investment. 20 hours a month. Guaranteed 100% investment return. 1-855-933-3555; www.locationďŹ rstvending.com

Career Opportunities

NOW HIRING Full Time Car Audio Installer, Cashier/Administrator and Sales People Apply in person with resume to: Visions Electronics #142-6333 Southridge Ave., Prince George, B.C

Obituaries

FRASERVIEW CREMATORIUM PROVIDING BASIC CREMATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICES TO PRINCE GEORGE & AREA Columbarium Niches - Scattering Garden 40 Seat Chapel iiff5 '),#&5,%5 (5R5hkf7klh7jnng

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DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake â&#x20AC;˘ Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime â&#x20AC;˘ Paid Travel & Lodging â&#x20AC;˘ Meal Allowance â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Weeks Vacation â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent BeneďŹ ts Package Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com/ careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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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 BeneďŹ ts After 3 Mos. Apply with resume & abstract by emailing: dhmnfg@gmail.com Wanted part time driver with class 1 & air. Longhaul pin to pin. Call Danny 250-886-7792

Career Opportunities

Excel Transportation Inc. has an IMMEDIATE need for Professional Class 1 Safety Oriented Drivers. Wages and benefits are as indicated in the Collective Agreement with USW Local # 1-424. Please send resume and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to the Human Resource Dept. at the address below or by replying to this ad. 333 Ongman Road Prince George, BC V2K 4K9

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

Business Opportunities

FLOW FACTS 4 September 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 851.95 m

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Career Opportunities

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Providence Health Care (PHC), one of the largest faith-based health care organizations in Canada and the Lead Health Employer for the Lower Mainland Health Information Management Consolidation. A health and wellness resource for all British Columbians, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re committed to treating those we serve, and each other, with compassion and respect. The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North, adjacent to the University Hospital of Northern BC, is dedicated to improving access to services and enhancing the continuum of cancer care in Northern BC. Join Health Information Management at the Centre and support the delivery of outstanding health care in this rewarding role:

Clerk 3 Health Records â&#x20AC;&#x201C; full-time and casual In this key position, you will efficiently carry out patient record processing functions and perform clerical duties. You have a minimum Grade 12 education enhanced by at least one year of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Keyboarding skills of 45 wpm are essential. Please visit jobs.providencehealthcare.ca to find more details and apply.

ABORIGINAL PATIENT LIAISON Prince George, BC - FULL TIME, Temporary

The Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker will be responsible for providing a bridge between aboriginal communities and their culture, and the Northern Health care providers at the University Hospital of Northern BC with the intent to improve access to service and quality of health care provided to Aboriginal People and their Elders. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS â&#x20AC;˘ Graduation from a recognized post-secondary degree program in Social Science; if applicable, eligibility for registration with regulatory body, plus â&#x20AC;˘ One (1) years recent related experience in a healthcare setting. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES / PREFERRED SKILLS â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated Cultural Competency â&#x20AC;˘ Preferred ďŹ&#x201A;uency in English and Carrier dialects â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to deal with others effectively â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and culture including local and other Canadian First Nations and Metis â&#x20AC;˘ Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to organize work, operate related equipment and work with limited supervision â&#x20AC;˘ Comply with requirements of the Criminal Record Review Act Proof of credentials, a class 5 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant. To learn more, visit www.csfs.org. TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Email: hr@csfs.org Fax: (250)563-3376 CLOSING DATE: This competition will close September 20, 2013. All applications received up to and including September 20, 2013 will receive full consideration; Applications received after this date may be reviewed. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Education/Trade Schools Food Safety is EVERYBODY’S Business Northern Health announces a 5yr expiry date as of July 29, 2013.

Now accepting registration:

Keeping Food Safe

FoodSafe Level 1 Sat. Sept 14th IMSS Building 1270 2nd Ave.

Wed. Sept 25th AiMHi Building 950 Kerry St.

Sat. Oct 19th IMSS Building 1270 2nd Ave.

Classes Run 8:30–5:00pm

Group Rates Available

Diane Rosebrugh & Dick Rosebrugh, B.Ed.

ABC Foodsafe School www.abcfoodsafe.com info@abcfoodsafe.com

Fax: 250-563-2572

250-563-2585

21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start November 18, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627. www.taylorprotraining.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853 TRAIN TO be an apartment/condominium manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Attention: Button Top Operators Loaderman required for reload job. Approx. one hour west of Williams Lake. Must have (min) five years loading experience with short logs. Fax resume: Attn. Rob Menzies (250)398-6273 or call (250)398-0564 For More Details. Students age 12-15 Back to school cash www.student1st.ca 1 855-kid-work

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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

EARN some extra money for Christmas! Canfor’s J.D. Little Forest Centre in Prince George is looking for Seasonal Nursery Workers for our seedling harvest. Work runs for 5 to 6 weeks starting about October 15th in a positive and safe working environment! Two shifts: Morning (7:00 am to 2:30 pm) and Afternoon (3:00 pm to 10:30 pm) Ideal Candidate for Employment is physically fit, safety conscious and able to work alongside others in a fast-paced team environment. Drop off your resume at the nursery or e-mail to Larry.Clark@canfor.com: J.D. Little Forest Centre 6677 Landooz Road Phone: 250-9623532 Directions to nursery: On Highway 97 at the top of the hill north of the John Hart Bridge turn right on Northwood Pulp Mill Road and follow for 6 km. At the bottom of the big hill, make first left turn on Landooz Road and follow road for 1 km. Turn left into entrance to nursery. MILLWRIGHT - Fast paced lumber remanufacturing plant in Penticton has f/t opening. Inter provincial Journeyman Millwright with machining, welding and fabrication experience. Experience with European reman machinery, moulder’s, radio frequency press, angle line and transfer desks desirable. Duties include maintenance, troubleshooting, installing machinery. Team player, able to work unsupervised. $25.89/hr. USWA contract. Benefits. Apply by e-mail gfp@gfp.bc.ca or by fax to (250)493-8130. SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level “C” or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email: shelly@surespanstructures.com

GREAT opportunity to relocate to Beautiful Prince Rupert, Enjoy affordable housing and various recreational opportunities; skiing, kayaking, hiking, golf, and the fine arts. The Crest Hotel is currently accepting resumes for full time servers and bartenders in Charley’s Lounge. If you have a passion for customer service, with experience in a busy lounge environment, we offer a union wages $15.14 for servers $18.30 bartenders, medical and dental coverage and excellent gratuities. Previous serving and bartending experience is required, must have serving it right, and be legally permitted to work in Canada. Knowledge of wines and squirrel experience is an asset. If you are interested in joining our award winning customer service team, send resumes to scott@cresthotel.bc.ca or mail your resume to the Crest Hotel 222 1st ave west Prince Rupert, BC. V8J 1A8.

Labourers GUARANTEED Job Placement. Labourers,Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Info 1888-213-2854

Medical/Dental

Alterations/ Dressmaking

OfÀce Support

• Food Counter Attendants F/T & P/T Opp. $10.25 hr. • Supervisor Positions F/T & P/T Opp. $12.00 hr. Full-Time 35-40 hrs. wkly Part-Time 12-20 hrs. wkly

Apply In Person KFC Domano, 5100 Domano Blvd. Fax: 1.780.486.3496 or email: blco@blco.ca

Education/Trade Schools

Services

FOUR SISTERS SEWING 250-564-4985

Classifieds Get Results! Help Wanted

Services

Art/Music/Dancing

Financial Services

INSPIRE YOUR CHILDREN to be creative and expressive through music! Group keyboard lessons for children ages 3 - 9 that include singing, rhythm, movement, composition and more! Find a teacher near you 1-800-828-4334 or www.myc.com

$500 + INSTANT LOANS / 3 months to pay back / No credit check / Apply online or by phone / Bc-Loans.com / 1855-720-0096 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP JOY GLOBAL is hiring in Prince George! We are currently looking for a Customer Service Rep in Prince George,

B.C. If you are interested in applying you can visit: www.careers.joyglobal.com or reach me by e-mail at carol.bautista@joyglobal.com

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GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

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VERNON, B.C. Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Nixon Wenger is one of the largest, fastest, growing law firms outside of Greater Vancouver. Currently with 21 lawyers and a newly constructed office building, our Vernon, B.C. office has an opening for a Conveyancer.

is currently looking for an experienced

Our successful candidate will have 3-4 years of conveyancing experience and must be able to complete residential and commercial deals from start to finish. The applicant will have strong communication skills, will be very detail-oriented and must be highly organized. In addition, the applicant must be knowledgeable with E-Filing through BC Online and experience with econveyance would be an asset. Responsibilities will also involve interacting with clients by phone and email.

BUNCHER OPERATOR

Our firm offers a positive working environment with competitive salaries, a group benefits package, an RRSP program and a moving allowance.

Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd. Top wages and benefit packages are available and camp is supplied. For more information please contact Ron at 250-845-8960. Fax resume to 250-845-3667 or by email melronn@bulkley.net

Nixon Wenger welcomes your interest in this position within our Conveyancing Department. Please submit your resumes to humanresources@nixonwenger.com by Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 4:00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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IN ONLY 3-10 WEEKS!

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Career Opportunities

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FIRST MAJOR METAL MINE OF THIS CENTURY

LOCATED 150KM NORTHWEST OF PRINCE GEORGE BC

We are now hiring in all departments: Fishing, camping, hardware, housewares, foam shop. Offering competitive wages and benefits. Accepting resumes at the store Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am till noon!

Founded in 2000, NCC has become one of the largest independent management, operation & catering company in Western Canada. NCC is responsible for managing and operating remote work camps.

Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ northcountrycatering.com fax: 1-(780)-485-1550

Services

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT required for full time position in Smithers, B.C. Salary commensurate with experience. New grads start at $19/hr. 250-847-9898, 250847-4934, bpipars@telus.net

North Country Catering has immediate openings for permanent full-time camp opportunities in Northern Alberta. Shift Rotation; 3 weeks in camp and one week home.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

Employment

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Barbeque Nations LTD in Prince George is Hiring for the following positions: *Food Servers, *Kitchen Helpers, and *Dishwashers. 40 hours/week, $10.50/hour. No experience or education required as training will be provided. Please email your resume to: bbqnations@gmail.com

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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 and Mackenzie. Construction is almost complete and full commercial production is schedule for 2014. Mount Milligan is owned and operated by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following position:

MINE MOBILE EQUIPMENT TRAINER Reporting to the Mine Operations Superintendent, the Mine Mobile Equipment Trainer will be responsible for the training, follow-up and record keeping for mining equipment operators. The focus will be Operational Excellence, ensuring the skills of the workforce meet and exceed the industry and manufacturer best practice. Building and maintaining productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders will be required and critical to the success of this role. Skills / Experience: • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment • 5-10 years experience • Able to assess the following machinery/equipment: Cat end dumps, grader, drills, dozers, BE drills and shovels and other ancillary equipment • Proven competency in training and assessment to Canadian Mining Standards Work Schedule: The schedule for this position is 4 days on and 3 days off, 10 hours per day. The Company is committed to high quality safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices and applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in this area. This position offers a competitive salary & benefits package in line with qualifications and experience. Please apply with your resume to www.mtmilligan.com/careers We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Transportation

Financial Services

Garage Sales

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Cars - Domestic

DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% and be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500 BBB Rated A+ www.mydebtsolution.com 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 www.pioneerwest.com

Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Real Estate For Sale By Owner Advertise your garage sale in the Free Press for only

$8.00 plus tax

Includes 1 insertion, up to 4 lines. Big, bright signs & balloons to draw attention to your sale. Call & book your ad today! 250-564-0005 or email classads@pgfreepress.com

House & shop on 7/10th of acre. Sub-dividable. Close to school. Call 250-962-7644

Lots

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Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Cleaning Services Established cleaning service has 2 openings for new clientele. College Hts & bowl area. Residential & lt commercial. Senior rates avail. Call (250)640-0735

Garden & Lawn Fall servicing, tree pruning, hedge trimming, junk removal, leaf raking, gutters PG Yard Service 250-552-2122

Home Improvements G Gilbert Renovation All your reno needs. Inside & outside. Specialist in drywall finishing. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates. Call Gaetan (250)560-5845 or 552-7184

Paint Special 3 Rooms $589 incl. prem qlty paint, your color choices, 2 coats, filled nail holes. Ceiling & trim extra. Free Est. HB Tech Painting 250-649-6285

Pets & Livestock

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 SHILOH SHEPHERD, Beautiful puppies - large, rare breed w. plush coat. born 06/19, micro chipped, shots / Shiloh registr. $1500 250-838-0234 okanaganshilohs.com

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under

BURNS LAKE Lakeshore property for sale. Pioneer Way. 1.37 Acres; 200 ft. of lakeshore x 577 ft. The last lakeshore property in Burns Lake with city water and sewerage. Build your own home to your own specification. Beautiful views of lake and hills. Could be subdivided into 2 or 3 good sized plots. $ 235,000. Any reasonable offer considered. (250) 692-0253 evenings and weekends.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Misc. for Sale All Season GM mount, alum tires, like new (215-R7015 ) 250-561-1551 Downsizing must sell !! 2 wooden tv trays..............$10 for both 1 white/wood high back counter stool..........$25 Complete wine/beer making equipment set.........$300 Hotel style luggage rack for your guest room..............$15 Older style gas generator, first $50 takes it. 250562-3747 after 4pm

Painting & Decorating

White speedy lock $100 (250)964-9141

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 www.rtccontainer.com

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Commercial/ Industrial Property

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes, we ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at www.hbmodular.com or 877-976-3737

Other Areas LUXURY ARIZONA golf course properties from $97,900. Investment or vacation home. Short and long term rental programs available. Immediate positive cash. Financing available! 604-620-3728.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Midtowne

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

To Rent Call:

250-561-1447

FOR SALE

HARDWOOD MANOR 1575 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Heat/hot water included Adult Oriented/Students welcome Incentives for long-term students

Call (250)561-1446 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP V8 303HP Auto/Tap shift,black,fully loaded, 112,000km, $9900 Call 250-563-0518.

Commercial/ Industrial

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL • RETA

Wood framed sofa, neutral color, paid $500, sell for $150 OBO. Good Cond. Phone 250-596-1220

Garage Sales 3725 Hazel Drive Sat & Sun Sept 14 & 15 8 am - 4 pm Baby items, toys, & household treasures. Moving Sale; washer & dryer, gas hot water heater, various other household items. ‘74 Buick La Sabre (250)962-7644 Multi family Garage Sale Saturday Sept 14th 10am - 3pm 2760 Bell Place

SHOP IS 12 YEARS OLD, 4800 SQ FT, 1 ACRE OF LAND, M1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONING LOCATED AT 2041 CAMPBELL CRESCENT, QUESNEL B.C. CITY WATER, PAVED ST, STORM DRAINS, STREET LIGHTS

BAYS ARE SEPARATE 2 BAYS USED FOR VEHICLE REPAIRS 2 BAYS USED FOR RV STORAGE VACANT LOT IS 1 ACRE, SAME ZONING & SERVICES

Phone - Dwain Sauve 250 992 7658

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On August 31, 2012, on Queensway Street, Prince George, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Prince George RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $5,437.30 CAD, and a Samsung cell phone, both on or about 23:27 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 354(1) (Possession of property obtained by crime) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1563, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil

Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 680

Duplex / 4 Plex 1, 2, & 3 bdrm, Student friendly. Available Sept 1st Call 250649-8439 or 250-596-5027

Homes for Rent

Recreational/Sale

Near hospital, modern 3bed house, 1200sq ft. top floor & attic, garage, private yard. $1200 per month includes 1/2 util. Good for working couple or seniors 250-563-2709

For Sale: 2010 Eagle 5th Wheel, 28’, excellent condition, used for 2 months, has many additions. $26,000 If needed truck $4000 Call Ron 250-963-9019

Suites, Upper

Trucks & Vans

2 bdrm ground level suite for rent. $750/mo plus hydro costs. No pets, No Smoking. Located at 1941 Tamarack St. Call Mike 250-564-4674 for

2005 Chev Venture Van, White, V-6, F.W.D., Remote start, 8 passenger, stereo, non-smoker, 142,000 km $5500 OBO 250-964-6694

further info. References required.

Boats

Transportation

Cars - Domestic 2003 GMC Jimmy SLS, 4x4, automatic, 105,000 + kms, incl set of good winter tires mounted on rims. $6995. 250-5638044 or 250-617-1221

1996 Kawasaki 1100 Jetski triple, comes with trailer $4000 obo, view at North Chain Saws 1873 1st Avenue, phone Roger at 250-564-3393, or 250613-7414

Legal Notices

District of Houston www.houston.ca

Equipment for Sale The District of Houston has the following equipment for sale: 1992 CAT Loader Backhoe 416 Series II 8195 hours 4 wheel drive Dig bucket, clean up bucket Upset Price $15,000 1984 Ford Vactor Diesel Single Axle 94645 km

$200 & Under

4 BAY SHOP & VACANT LOT NEXT DOOR

Legal Notices

X CROSSWORD

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

Upset Price $10,000

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Interested persons are asked to submit sealed bids in an envelope marked either “Backhoe” or “Vactor” with your name, mailing address, telephone number and bid to: District of Houston PO Box 370 3367 – 12th Street Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 20, 2013 (local time). The successful bidder will be responsible to arrange pickup or delivery of the item. Equipment will be sold as is/where is. If it happens that two identical bids are received for the same piece of equipment, the successful bidder will be chosen by lot. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to: Colleen Ettinger @ 250-845-4205

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JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN PRINCE GEORGE! If you are passionate about working with youth at risk or youth with developmental disabilities and want to make a difference in their lives, consider joining our team in the following openings: • Full Time Residence Workers ( 24 hour live in shifts; 3 on 3 off) • Casual Residence Workers (24 hour shifts; as needed) • Therapeutic Caregivers (caregiving in your own home) • Respite Caregivers (caregiving in your own home or primary caregivers home) The successful person(s) must be familiar and comfortable with behavioural strategies,be a positive role model and mentor who supports youth in being as independent as possible. For further information refer to our website www.axis.bc.ca under job opportunities. Fax resume to Jessica Dorer (250) 851-2977 or email jessica.dorer@axis.bc.ca. Prince George Association for Community Living

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Photo courtesy of the Province of B.C. Union leaders meet with Premier Christy Clark in Vancouver Monday.

Unions support LNG plans Tom Fletcher Black Press

Construction union leaders emerged from a meeting with Premier Christy Clark Monday with a deal to work as “equal partners” on trades training for liquefied natural gas and other industrial development. B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim

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Sinclair and Tom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council, said they want to put political differences with the B.C. Liberal government behind them. “During the course of the election campaign, Christy Clark was the only leader who wore a hardhat,” Sigurdson told reporters after a meeting at Clark’s Vancouver office. “And I can assure you that what I’m trying to do is put a couple of union stickers on there.” Sinclair, more familiar with speaking at protest rallies against the government, said skills training is in a “crisis” that needs cooperation. “It’s obvious the LNG is a critical part of our future,” Sinclair said. “It’s not the only part where skill shortages exist. The mining industry, the forest industry, the other energy industries, and many other places require skilled trades.” Clark said a committee representing government, employers and unions has a target of Sept. 30 to formalize a plan for increased trades training. Skills training was a major focus of the spring election campaign, with NDP leader Adrian Dix promising to return unions to a partnership he said was left out by the government’s Industry Training Authority. Since winning a majority government, Clark has promised to review many functions of the B.C. government, including the structure of the Industry Training Authority.

Christy Clark was the only leader who wore a hardhat

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ABORIGINAL PATIENT LIAISON Prince George, BC - FULL TIME, Temporary The Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker will be responsible for providing a bridge between aboriginal communities and their culture, and the Northern Health care providers at the University Hospital of Northern BC with the intent to improve access to service and quality of health care provided to Aboriginal People and their Elders. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary degree program in Social Science; if applicable, eligibility for registration with regulatory body, plus • One (1) years recent related experience in a healthcare setting. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES / PREFERRED SKILLS • Demonstrated Cultural Competency • Preferred fluency in English and Carrier dialects • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing • Ability to deal with others effectively • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and culture including local and other Canadian First Nations and Metis • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position • Ability to organize work, operate related equipment and work with limited supervision • Comply with requirements of the Criminal Record Review Act Proof of credentials, a class 5 Driver’s License, and a clear criminal records check will be requested from the successful applicant. To learn more, visit www.csfs.org. TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Email: hr@csfs.org Fax: (250)563-3376 CLOSING DATE: This competition will close September 20, 2013. All applications received up to and including September 20, 2013 will receive full consideration; Applications received after this date may be reviewed. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are currently recruiƟng full Ɵme male and female residenƟal care staī to create a posiƟve home life, support people when parƟcipaƟng in community events and assist with planning and implementaƟon of skill building opportuniƟes. You will also assist people with daily living skills which may include personal care. Requirements Ability to enroll in Community and School Support (CASS) Courses 140, 145, 130 & 150, (equivalencies may be considered). Experience with disabiliƟes; knowledge of conŇict resoluƟon/ crisis intervenƟon; ability to organize acƟviƟes, establish rapport with clients, observe and recognize changes, and work as a member of a mulƟdisciplinary team. Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License and Driving Abstract; work may require the use of a personal vehicle. Basic computer skills and physical ability to carry out the duƟes are also required. Excellent beneĮts and Municipal Pension Plan provided. With over 400 dedicated employees, AimHi provides advocacy, support and services to people who have special needs.

950 Kerry Street, Prince George, BC V2M 5A3 Phone: 250-564-6408 • Fax:250-564-6801 Email: recepƟon@aimhi.ca

Diversified Transportation Prince George

CHARTER SERVICES PERSON This position is responsible for promoting, selling and coordinating charter and employee transportation as well as the extra work arising from school busing. The primary focus is to build on the relationships we have with current customers and develop new opportunities. Additionally, you will work with the office team to ensure that a level of service is delivered that enhances Diversified’s goal to be the Supplier of Choice. Responsibilities: • Solicit new revenue opportunities from new and existing customers • Create and deliver quotes for the work proposed. Follow-up and confirm the trip • Communicate the details of the work to Dispatch for Bus and driver assignment • Assemble the necessary resources and information for the driver to successfully complete the trip • Tracking marketing conditions • Complete the billing process • Work with the office team as required Qualifications: • Positive and friendly personality • A strong desire and ability to effectively relate with clients and co-workers • Ability to prospect, negotiate and close new business • Motivated, self-starter • Good computer skills / working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Applications for this position to be submitted in person to the manager at 391 North Nechako Road or by email to robertj@diversified.pwt.ca by September 20, 2013.


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Datebook www.pgfreepress.com Friday Potluck, Sept. 13, 5 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Clean Up the World, Sept. 20-22, local parks. Trash bags available at REAPS, 250-561-7327. Barbecue, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre.

Saturday Dance to Deuces Wild, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Seniors and youth communicating, seminar, Sept. 21, 2 p.m., Sikh Temple on Kelly Street. Information: Manhas 250-964-4626. Clean Up the World, Sept. 20-22, local parks. Trash bags available at REAPS, 250-561-7327. Nechako Public Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

Sunday Crib tournament, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Roast beef dinner, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Clean Up the World,

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” PG Therapeutic Riding Assoc - Urgent PGTRA needs volunteers to help run their program til end of October.   We ride people with disabilities Tues and Thurs  3:30 – 7:30 and we are staring a new shift Wed 4:30 – 7:15. Barb 250-962-5082 Crisis Centre for NBC - Sept 17 AGM - Tues, Sept 17 at 5 pm at 1600 – 3rd Ave. Everyone Welcome! Light Supper to Follow. We are seeking new Board Members and Committee Members. Verna 250-564-5736 Chronic Disease Self-Management - Sept 24 Workshop – Chronic Disease Self-Management – 6-weeks, Sept 24 - Oct 29 on Tues – 2 to 4:30 pm; University Hospital of NBC, 1475 Edmonton St. To register email HYPERLINK “mailto:selfmgmt@uvic.ca” selfmgmt@uvic.ca 1-866-902-3767 For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George

250-564-0224 www.volunteerpg.com

Sept. 20-22, local parks. Trash bags available at REAPS, 250-561-7327.

Club. Information 250563-7497 or 250-5632885.

Nechako Public Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd.

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A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

Monday Canasta, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

Cariboo Toastmasters meet, Mondays, 7:309:30 p.m., Ramada Hotel, - 444 George St. Information: caribootoastmasters. com or Laura (250) 9613477. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., Knox United Church basement. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250962-2740.

Tuesday AC Pionairs Prince George Club meets, 10:30 a.m., Sept. 17, Prince George Golf & Country Club, 2315 Recreation Drive. Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Center City Toastmasters meet Tuesday, noon, City Hall Annex. Information: 9164. toastmastersclubs.org. Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:158:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250-962-6876 or www. tilopa.org. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s four-part chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathy 250563-5170.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf

Spruce Capital Seniors Recreation Centre, Sept. 18, potluck 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., 3701 Rainbow Drive. Information: 250-5636450. Canadian Federation of University Women open house, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Magnolia Gardens, 2055 Ingledew St. Information: Maureen 250-561-0403, Mary 250-563-3298. P.G. COPD Support Group meets Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., AIMHI gymnasium, 950 Kerry St. Information: www. pgcopdsupportgroup.ca. Bingo, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spruce Capital Senior Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Hart Toastmasters, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Information: harttoastmasters.ca CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-981-8270.

Thursday Whist, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre.

Kidney Foundation, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., fourth floor Education Room, hospital. Information: Diane Duperron 250962-7958. Metis Elders Craft group, Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, Prince George Metis Elders Society office, 117 – 1600 Third Ave. (Prince George Native Friendship Centre). Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

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Peter Norman (left) and Ron Corbett with a cheque for $950, money raised by Telus employees at the Christmas Dance and presented to the local chapter of the Parkinson’s Society on Saturday after their annual Superwalk at Fort George Park.

Proud to recognize those who give in our community.

A U T O B O D Y LT D . 2065 - 1st Ave. • 250-563-0883 www.csninc.ca PG Elks Meat draw, starting Sept. 19, Thursdays at Riley’s Pub, 4:30-6 p.m.

ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave.

Tai chi, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Information: Lister 250-964-3849 or listerchen@shaw.ca. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-649-9591. BC Civil Liberties Union meets second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., 1575 Fifth Ave. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs.org/ or 250-564-5191.

Support Groups

Prince George Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., AiMHi, 950 Kerry St. Information: pgtoastmasters.com, Joyce 250-964-0961.

Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave.

Children’s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:15-7:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:308:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-6179653. COPD support group

Thank You Prince George For Voting Us Best Auto Body Shop! meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393.

Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-5646336 (days), 250-9644851 (evenings). Rainbows grief and loss program for ages 5-15, registering for the fall session. No charge. Information: Catherine 250-563-2551. Tea Time for the Soul. Would you like someone to listen to you? Come, listen, and share while enjoying a cup of tea. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Expo House, 1506 Ferry Ave. No cost. For more information, Jesse or Catherine at 250-563-2551.

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Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue. Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) noon, AiMHi, 950 Kerry St. Information: Diane 250-964-6072. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or literacy@pgnfc.com. Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answers. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Tanya 250-6132823. Power Play, for children from newborns to five years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 1:303:30 p.m., South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Ave. Information: 250614-9449.

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


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