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Rain eases Cariboo region fire danger After Monday’s rain, the Cariboo Fire Centre has seen a major decrease in activity. Cariboo Fire Centre/Wildfire Management Branch personnel continue to mop-up the lightning-caused wildfire southeast of 150 Mile House in the UBCAlex Fraser Research Forest, as crews extinguish remaining hot spots. Friday, the wildfire was burning as a moderately vigorous surface fire in spacing slash and grew to six hectares by the evening, due to hot, dry summerlike weather. Also, smoke was visible from Highway 97. CFC/ WMB crews were able to 100 per-cent contain the fire by Saturday afternoon. There were nine new starts over the weekend. Eight were lightning-caused, one was from equipment use. Three of the starts were in the Quesnel Zone, two in the Williams Lake-Central Cariboo Zone, one in the Horsefly/Likely-Central Cariboo Zone, two in the 100 Mile House Zone and one in the Chilcotin Zone. The big-

gest fire was two hectares. Four of these starts were still active as of Monday morning, but were expected to move to patrol status or extinguished, thanks to the precipitation. The wet, cool weather will also help control/extinguish the five modified response wildfires within provincial park boundaries (Bowron Lake, Cariboo Mountains, Ts’yl-os) in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Monday’s weather forecast called for 15-30 millimetres of rain east of the Fraser River in Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Clinton. The Chilcotin was to receive between 4-8 mm. Cool temperatures are expected throughout the Cariboo-Chilcotin this week, with daily highs in the mid-to-high teens. The damp and cool weather will drop the fire danger rating to low and moderate, from last week’s high and extreme. The current fire danger rating can be found at: http://bcwildfire. ca/Weather/Maps/danger_rating.htm.

Cyclist injured in crash

Shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Quesnel RCMP were dispatched to a collision in which a cyclist had been struck by a vehicle. Investigation has determined that the 31 year old cyclist was riding against traffic on Anderson Drive when he was struck. The cyclist was travelling eastbound on the westbound portion of the roadway when a two door car turned onto Anderson Drive from Lewis Drive and struck him. The cyclist was transported

by ambulance to G.R. Baker Hospital where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries. The 31-year old was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Quesnel RCMP remind cyclists that they are required to travel with traffic on the travel portion of the roadway. The Motor Vehicle Act of British Columbia requires all cyclists to wear helmets while riding a bike. Cyclists who do not wear helmets while operating a bike are subject to a $29 fine.

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This young girl was enjoying the sunshine, the people and the summer-like weather at a recent Saturday market. The Quesnel Farmers’ Market has three weekends left. This Saturday, vendors invite the public to Customer Appreciation Day. Annie Gallant photo




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The legacy of Terry Fox strides out from LeBourdais Park Below: RBC contributed $1,000 to the Terry Fox Run on Sunday; right: two of the enthusiastic participants; above: it was walk, run, bike, stroll on two legs or four. The weather held for the event. Contributed photos

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Northern Health

Medical marijuana draft bylaws reviewed

The Regional District Board reviewed three draft bylaws and rural land use bylaws to allow Medical Marijuana as a permitted use within the General Industrial (M 2) zone. This text amendment to the M 2 zone would carry forward as an allowed use in the Heavy Industrial zone. These bylaws will be back on the agenda next month for further consideration. The CRD will also request that a Minister’s Bylaw Standard be developed for medical marijuana operations in the ALR. Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Program (MMSP) which was introduced in 2001, allowed authorized persons to grow marijuana for their own medical purposes in their home. There are currently over 30,000 authorized persons under this program. This program and the authorizations are to expire on March 31, 2014.

Community Works Funding Approved Community Works Funding was approved by the Board for three projects including digital control (DDC) energy management systems

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for the ice plant at the Cariboo Memorial Complex (CMC) in Williams Lake, and the ice plant and other equipment at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre (SCRC) in 100 Mile House, as well as a lighting upgrade at the Cariboo Regional District Hangar at the South Cariboo Regional Airport at 108 Mile Ranch. The cost for each project is estimated at $32,000 for each DDC energy management system upgrade and $8,000 for the lighting upgrade. Both DDC projects will also have added safety benefits for the facilities by increasing automated monitoring capabilities, which will activate alarms in case of a system failure.

wood Volunteer Fire Department members enjoyed a BBQ at the fire hall, courtesy of the CRD. The board reconvened on Friday morning for its regularly scheduled meeting at the Wildwood Fire Hall.

McLeese Lake Revitalization Howie Chamberlin from the McLeese Lake Community Association presented the board with an update about the McLeese Lake downtown core and Community Hall enhancement project.

Support for Soda Creek The CRD will provide a letter of support for the Soda Creek Indian Band who submitted a

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Board on the Road The Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors and staff travelled to Electoral Area D Sept. 12 – 13 for the second of two Board on the Road events for 2013. On Thursday evening, approximately 100 residents, elected officials and Wild-

funding application to the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) to perform upgrades to the Whispering Willows Campsite in Deep Creek. The project includes upgrades to the current facilities to develop six new fully serviced sites. The funding application for $70,000 will contribute to installation of a septic system, upgrading of the water system and electrical system and performance of gravel work and layout. The band has agreed to make a 10 per cent financial contribution in the form of cash and is planning on making an additional 10 per cent in the form of donations through machinery usage and staff time. See PAGE A10

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What are your priorities for the next provincial budget?

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is inviting submissions on the Budget 2014 Consultation Paper, prepared by the Minister of Finance. The Committee is holding a video-conference public hearing in Quesnel on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Community Futures, 335A Vaughan Street. To register, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office. British Columbians can participate by attending a public hearing, answering an on-line survey, making a written submission, or sending the Committee a video or audio file. The consultation process concludes Wednesday, October 16, 2013. For more information, please visit our website at: or contact: Parliamentary Committees Office, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: Susan Sourial, Committee Clerk



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The City of Quesnel requires snow and ice clearing on various sidewalks at the Quesnel Regional Airport. This work will generally be from November to March and, depending upon weather, may be seven days per week. Detailed information is available by calling the Transportation Manager at 250 992-2208 during regular business hours. Submit your proposal to the City of Quesnel by 2:00 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013. Submissions should contain the company or individual’s background and experience and an hourly rate. Successful contractor will require a City Business License and WorkSafe BC coverage. Submissions may be mailed to City of Quesnel at 410 Kinchant St., Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5, dropped off at City Hall or emailed to



Local businesses engaged in janitorial work are invited to submit a bid for services at the Quesnel Regional Airport effective November 1, 2013. Contract term is for one year with two one-year optional renewals at the discretion of the City of Quesnel. Daily janitorial duties are required in the main terminal and operations buildings. Tender packages are available online at or at City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, during regular business hours. There will be a site tour at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013; bidders are encouraged to attend. Tour will begin in the Air Terminal building. Sealed tenders marked “Quesnel Regional Airport Janitorial Services” must be received at the City of Quesnel PRIOR TO 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2013. Tenders received after the closing time will be returned unopened. The City of Quesnel reserves the right to accept or reject any offer in whole or part, at any time and to waive irregularities at their own discretion. The lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. For further information contact Harlene Hunt, Transportation Manager at 250-992-2208 T, 250-992-2108 F or



I hereby give notice that on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Municipal Hall Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC, the City will sell at Public Auction the following real properties unless the delinquent taxes are paid prior to the sale. Cash, Certified Cheque, Money Order, or Interac Debit Card will be the only accepted method of payment for delinquent taxes. Purchases of Tax Sale Properties are subject to Provincial Property Purchase Taxes. Payment must be made immediately following the tax sale by Cash, Certified Cheque, Money Order, or Interac Debit Card. The City of Quesnel makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments, and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. Roll # 470-00125.000 470-01100.125 470-02145.000 470-02675.075 470-03436.000 470-03676.000 470-04013.086 470-04017.000 470-04085.000 470-04259.000 470-04654.120 470-04713.000 470-05226.000 470-08100.103 470-08200.100 470-70400.057

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Take Back the Night The TAKE BACK THE NIGHT event takes place annually around the world to bring attention to violence against women. Quesnel will be honoring this event by gathering at the Women’s Memorial (located at the end of Bowron Avenue along the Riverfront Trail).

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ommunity spirit and support at its best! That’s how I would describe the upcoming 29th Annual Quesnel Exhibition and Fair, fondly referred to as the Quesnel Fall Fair. This two-day event, being held on Sept. 21 – 22, is absolutely free to attend thanks to the many volunteer organizers and an impressive list of sponsors. I’d like to extend a special thank you to the Fair’s Board of Directors, which includes President Lisa Larsen, VicePresident Greg Brink, Secretary Wylie Bystedt, Treasurer Lynda Atkinson and Directors Thomas Christen, Marion Gordon, Amber Swann and Brenda Cruikshank. These people have worked tirelessly to bring Quesnel its best exhibition and fair yet. There are so many notable things to see and do. I’ll start by telling you where you can pick up your own free copy of the program. • Caryall Books (Reid Street) • Co-Op (Highway 97 N) • Bouchie Lake Farm and Feed (Bonny Road)  • Quesnel Ag Parts and Supplies (Ferguson Street) • Triple L Trophies and Engraving (St. Laurent Avenue above Re/Max) • Visitor Information Centre (Carson Avenue) I should mention that this program not only describes the various events and competitions, it includes the entry forms

bakers. Bakers get out your pans and turn on the oven. As well, the United Way will hold a “fire truck pull” fundraiser involving teams of 10 of the toughest people in our community. Come out and cheer them on. The Early Learning Expo is back with face painting, beading, lacing and an obstacle course for the young ones. Mark Grafton is also returning with his skills in colt starting. Grafton intends on breaking in a two-year old horse in four sessions. My column is not long enough to boast of all of the spectacular events this year, so

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE for participants and the rules and regulations for each of the categories. There is something for everyone to enjoy or participate in, from babies to seniors. Pick up your copy today. Some of the events this year include the National Country Fair Baking Contest sponsored by Robin Hood, Fleischmann’s and Crisco and judged by three of our own professional

Obituary Tribute

Alan Elliott September 12, 2013

Alan Elliott aged 66, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2013 in the Quesnel Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Linda, daughter Sandra (Dan), son Keith (Dana), grandchildren Jordan, Noah, Connor, Lane and Ryder. As well as his brother William (Mary), his sister Doreen (Jim), brother Paul (Pauline) and many friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Linda. Alan was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, and moved to Canada in 1968. He started out in Ontario but eventually made his was to BC living in Kamloops for 40 years. Over the years one could say that Alan travelled each and every highway. He always had a kind word for all that crossed his path. Alan was a hard worker who spent his life caring for his

pick up a copy of the program for yourself. Note that the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre will be hosting the arts and crafts display at the centre, so be sure to take the short walk over. I hope to see all you folks out next weekend. Turn the weekend

into an adventure for the entire family. Be safe and have fun! If you have a question for Mayor Mary Sjostrom, please e-mail it to us at and we’ll forward it to the Mayor so she can answer it in an upcoming column.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney, Kamloops on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 am. Should friends desire, donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital in his name. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Schoenings Furneral Services, 250-3741454

When : September 20, 2013 Time : 6:30pm Location : Memorial at the end of Bowron Avenue

For more information call the Women’s Resource Centre at (250) 992-8472

Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre Presents: Brain-based Learning Facilitator Gary Anaka presents:

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family, ensuring that they were happy, healthy, and well provided for. He will be remembered for telling us all to “ENJOY LIFE TODAY”

We will then march through downtown Quesnel and gather at the Women’s Resource Centre for refreshments (690 Mclean St).

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Fees set for smart meter holdouts JEFF NAGEL Black Press

It won’t be cheap for opponents of wireless smart meters to keep their old analog electricity meters. BC Hydro says it will charge up to an extra $35 per month – $420 per year – on the roughly 60,000 smart meter holdouts for manual meter readings starting in December. Those who don’t want to pay that much have two cheaper options. They can accept a wireless smart meter at no charge, or they can request a smart meter with the radio transmitter disabled for a one-time $100 charge and additional $20 per month fees starting April 1. Either way, those who opt to stay off Hydro’s smart grid will pay more. BC Hydro has sent letters to households that have refused smart meters outlin-

Wireless electricity meters are tested at a BC Hydro facility. ing the options, along with a form to send back making their choice. Those who make no choice will be assigned the $35-a-month default option. “If you do not confirm your choice, BC Hydro will not exchange the meter at your home and the monthly cost for keeping an old meter will be added to your BC Hydro bill,” states the letter from Greg Reimer, executive vice-president of transmission and distribution. The proposed charges must still be approved by the BC

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Utilities Commission. Hydro officials say the fees offset the expense of adding infrastructure so the grid works as planned and the costs of manually performing services now automated by smart meters. BC Hydro says those who keep old analog meters aren’t guaranteed that will be an option indefinitely. Crews will replace analog meters that break or have expired accuracy seals as long as the existing stock of old meters lasts. If that supply runs out, or

for people who move to a new home, the only option will be to accept a smart meter, either operating wirelessly or with the transmitter turned off. Opposition group Citizens for Safe Technology calls the planned fees “extortionary” – noting they add up to as much as $25 million a year – and doubts regulators will be able to justify them. “Why should we pay not to have something harmful put on our homes?” the group said in a message to supporters, recommending they not return the forms. “Hydro believes that this announcement will push more customers to accept what they do not want or need. Many are understandably upset and confused by this latest ultimatum.” More than 1.8 million smart meters have been installed, leaving fewer than four per cent of Hydro customers without one.

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This Fall will see a new program at Gavin Lake where kids will learn how to pack for camping, set up a camp, cook while camping and sleep in a tent at the end of the day. Gavin Lake Forest Education Society was awarded $1709 to help with equipment purchases for Camping 101, a new module for Grade 6 Students. Part of the thinking behind the program is that students (future voters and decision makers) must first be able to enjoy the outdoors in order to develop the interest to study it, learn from it and safely extract benefits from it. Gavin Lake Forest Education Society exists to provide meaningful outdoor experiences to the youth of our communities, as well as dedicated outdoor education programs that give children a better understanding of the Forests (and their delicate ecosystems) that surround us in the Cariboo. They also provide a venue for charities, schools and non-profits to hold events for large groups of people at a below cost (subsidized) rate. For more information on the programs and schedules of Gavin Lake, visit or email mtudor@ SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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veryone enjoys a break from their daily routine. Long weekends and vacations are always appreciated. So, who are we to begrudge our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, for wanting to prorogue parliament for a couple of months? The current parliamentary session, the 41st, has been running for 222 days. Not quite twothirds of a year, but that’s a lot of question periods ducking and weaving questions and scandals like a punch-drunk boxer. But wait, those 222 days are actually spread over a two-year period. The 41st parliamentary session started in June 2011, following the general election, and was in session for 68 days, another 129 days in 2012 and another 75 days in 2013. No matter, Harper said he decided to prorogue the 41st parliamentary session because the Conservative government had achieved most of what it had set out to do in the last Speech from the Throne. Word is, Harper will ask the Governor General to call MPs back in October. B.C.’s  Premier Christy Clark is also putting the provincial legislature on hold for a bit. If things were going well we could forgive our hard-working leaders a bit of extra time off. But things aren’t going well. Hopefully, Harper and Clark use their time off constructively, to come up with economic action plans that actually benefit Canadians and British Columbians who are out of work. Given the current unemployment rate in Canada, 7.1 per cent, is only 0.01 per cent better than it was a year ago, and the unemployment rate in B.C. dropped by just 0.02 per cent over the last year, it is obvious we need better planning and more action. –Observer


Bills come due at BC Hydro

hen Christy Clark became premier in 2011, one of her first priorities was to delay steep increases in BC Hydro rates. BC Hydro was heading to the B.C. Utilities Commission to apply for rate increases totalling 32 per cent over three years. This, obviously, was a problem for an unelected premier whose single message was that she was good for families, and who faced an election in two years. The government’s Mr. Fix-It, Rich Coleman, first tried to delay a couple of expensive seismic upgrades, adding to the long history of political fiddles that pushed off expensive problems. BC Hydro’s engineers soon convinced him that if the creaky old Ruskin and Campbell River dams were to bust in a quake, it wouldn’t be good for families downstream. Coleman scraped up some internal savings in the vast utility and met Clark’s pre-determined target of keeping rate increases below four per cent in the preelection period. Mission

Tom Fletcher

B.C. Views accomplished, as George W. Bush might have said. Then last week, an August working paper on the need for BC Hydro rate hikes was leaked. It showed BC Hydro making a case for new increases totaling 26 per cent over two years. The leak came via the Canadian Office and Professional Employees local 378, the BC Hydro inside staff union that has a history of mostly juvenile attacks on the B.C. Liberal government. Bill Bennett, the current energy minister, spent the next couple of days repeating to anyone who would listen that this initial proposal had already been rejected, and that work was well along to make the rate increase more palatable. Perhaps it’s back to where it was in 2011.

In fact the attrition rate on these projects has always been about one out of three. This is what happens when the risks of expanding the provincial electrical grid are shared with private investors. These run-of-river and wind projects were promoted to maximize clean energy sources, as well as to spread the grid to remote areas. This was Gordon Campbell’s climate change strategy. Then came the gas boom. Clark seized upon liquefied natural gas exports as the key to future prosperity, and the government soon declared burning gas “clean” as long as it facilitates LNG production. Bennett now acknowledges that gas-fired power plants are an option for the future. They are cheaper than hydro, small or large. Bennett’s two tasks are to supply industry with cheap power and get consumer rates under control. It looks as if the gas is being turned up, and Site C is moving to the back burner. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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

COPE 378 and the NDP played their rehearsed roles. Both tried to blame the situation on private power contracts. The union and its political front are less concerned about rising power bills than they are about holding onto the state monopoly on electricity generation. Energy industry lawyer David Austin calculates that of the proposed 26.4-percent increase, about 3.5 per cent can be attributed to BC Hydro buying power from private sources, at prices competitive with new public power sources such as the Site C dam. Most of it comes from the overdue repairs to those old dams, other costly projects including the addition of turbines to two Columbia River dams, and deferred debt from previous political meddling. In August I reported that as many as 20 of BC Hydro’s existing private power purchase contracts will be cancelled or deferred. This was also seized upon to portray private power as the root of all evil, both financially and environmentally.


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Billy in the bushes The infamous Billy Barker statue is barely peeking out from the large bushes in front of the museum.

Bob Lebeck photo

BB Days bigger and better than ever Editor: Thank you Quesnel for making this year’s Billy Barker Days a huge success. Quesnel has had the amazing task of supporting and sustaining a “free” family festival for 40 consecutive years and without the support of sponsors, volunteers, and the community itself, the members of the Billy Barker Days Society would never be able to

Letters to the Editor

pull this festival off. Thank you Quesnel. In addition to our many sponsors and volunteers we need to make mention of some special people that dug deep and gave just a little extra this year. Fireworks Spectacular, the company that for years has produced the fireworks display to mark the end of every Billy Barker Days, not only gave us an amazing show this year but went on to

compete in Vancouver, winning the Festival of Light competition, beating out countries like China. How amazing is that? We are lucky enough to have a company of such great caliber supporting Billy Barker Days. Thank you also to the City of Quesnel, who, on top of their huge contribution of services, donated an additional $2,500 in cash to help make the 40th annual

Billy Barker Days something to remember. We cannot forget the many sponsors and volunteers that helped out again this year; there are too many to mention individually but they all deserve a huge pat on the back for their support. We still have several unclaimed prizes from our Billy Button draw as well. Below is a list of the winning numbers and winners to date. Check

your numbers – you may be a winner. # 2276, $1,000 gold nugget, unclaimed #0990, $500 gold nugget, Amber Elliot #1104, $300 gold nugget, Glen Brocks #0070, $250 cash, Nina Sekhon #1995, $250 cash, Rob Armstrong #1465, $250 cash, unclaimed #2481, $250 cash, unclaimed

A final reminder that we are always looking for volunteers to help out throughout the year with planning our next Billy Barker Days festival. Monthly meetings take place the third Thursday of the month in room N212 at CNC campus 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Thanks Quesnel. Cindy Gordon Secretary, Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society

Letters and emails must include full name and contact phone number and should be 250 words or less. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for clairity, brevity and legality. Letters to the Editor, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8 email: Ph: 250-992-2121 Fax: 250-992-5229 Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


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Referendum slated for North Cariboo from A4 The CRD Board endorsed a resolution from the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee to proceed to referendum to seek electorate approval on extending the borrowing authority for the proposed MultiCentre for an additional two years. The referendum is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2013 and will be preceded by a series of public information meetings to give residents an opportunity to ask questions regarding the referendum. Dates of the public information meetings are as follows: • Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Royal Canadian Legion • Thursday, Oct. 10 - Bouchie Lake Hall • Tuesday, Oct. 15 Red Bluff School

•Thursday, Oct. 17 – Quesnel Council Chambers All meetings start at 7 p.m.

MMBC Update The CRD Board of Directors reviewed Multi-Materials BC’s (MMBC) financial incentives for Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Recycling Depots. MMBC’s financial incentives for PPP collection by depots must be accepted or

rejected by Sept. 16, 2013. The CRD will be identifying and announcing confirmed locations which will be regionwide.  Watch the CRD website at and local media for the announcement of locations.  Next Meeting • Committee of the Whole – Oct. 3, 2013 • Board – Oct. 4, 2013

The family of

Ike Smith

sadly announce his peaceful passing at home on September 9 th, 2013. A Memorial service for Ike will be held Saturday, September 21st, at 1 pm at St. John the Divine Anglican Church with Rev. Len Fraser officiating. A reception tea will follow the service at the Church hall. Those wishing to honour Ike’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Terry Fox Foundation. Clayton’s Funeral Directors entrusted with arrangements.


in the world today and OUR community You are welcome to attend


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

It’s easy - here is how individuals and companies can help: • Buy a seat for $250, dedicate it to someone you love or as a legacy-if every seat sold, we would raise $500,000; • Buy a piece of the North Cariboo Nature Mural starting at $25; • Sponsor the theatre; • Sponsor a room in the multi-centre; • Make a donation.

Rotary Club of Quesnel, B.C.

FREE Breakfast Session Tuesday Sept. 24th 7am - 8am Shiraoi House, LaBourdais Park

Many packages have been delivered to businesses and individuals. If you are ready to make your donation or would like more information, please call Carol @ 250-991-2878 or Bernice 250-747-1727.

Find out how this organization gives back to your community & Rotary International Please RSVP to: Diane Rogers 250-991-4010 or 778-466-3628

Sunrise 2000 Rotary Diamond Calcutta-Major Fundraiser

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COMMUNITY Do you ever feel like every level of government has their hands in your piggy bank? Do you ever wish you had more say? Here’s your chance...

join the discussion... Community Engagement Sessions Area I - Director Jim Glassford West Fraser Fire Hall Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Wells - Director Robin Sharpe Wells Council Chambers Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Area A - Director Ted Armstrong Kersley Community Hall Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

Area C - Director John Massier Barlow Creek Fire Hall Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.

Area B - Director Heloise Dixon-Warren Bouchie Lake Community Hall Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Quesnel - Mayor Mary Sjostrom Quesnel Council Chambers Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

During these Town Hall sessions, the CRD will be seeking input and direction to develop the 2014 budget and five year financial plan. Residents will also have an opportunity to provide feedback about services provided in your area.

Lion’s Club receives large donation Quesnel Rotary Club and Quesnel Rodeo handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Quesnel Lions Club. The funds were raised through the RCMP Musical Ride.


Phone 250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4

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Back to School & Back to Sports! September can be busy getting back into the swing of school and sports, and Regency is here to help! If you purchase a vehicle during September, and bring in your receipts for school supplies or sports enrollment for your kids or yourself, we will reimburse you up to $500 per family. (If your family doesn’t have kids in school, you can also receive a cash back offer or parts credit for $500 - after all, we learned in school not to leave anyone out! )

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Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

WFC is a wonderful hike for a fabulous cause

Family affair

Holly Nelson, top; daughter Charity Nelson, right and granddaughter Layla Allin will be participating in the Women’s Fall Challenge along with another granddaughter Livia Seaborn. Annie Gallant photo

ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


ight-year-old Layla Allin and seven-year-old Livia Seaborn are third generation walkers in Quesnel’s 20th Annual Women Fall Challenge. Their mothers, sisters Lisa and Charity and their grandmother Holly Nelson make up this family of striders. Holly has the family record, having participated in the WFC for at least 18 years. “I’ve missed a few because of my work schedule,” she said. “And this year Lisa will miss the WFC due to work, but we do it every year we’re able.” Holly said her middle daughter, who lives in Sweden, also walks with the family when she’s here at the right time. “It’s a real family affair,” Holly said. And that doesn’t stop with the Nelson women. Holly’s husband Doug, as well as the daughters’ spouses, volunteer at various water stations along the route. Layla and Livia helped out at their grandfather’s side before they were old enough to sign up and Layla’s younger brother and sister will be there with grandpa this year handing out hugs and high 5s. Holly said it all began for her as something fun to do with lots of people from her work – she’s an infection control nurse at the hospital. In a conversation with her mother,

Charity heard what a nice day it was for the WFC walk. “Then we were hooked and made it a family affair,” she added. They all agreed the cause is also an important factor in their decision to walk each year. “Breast cancer has touched us all,” Charity said. “When you work in the community (she’s works at the Rec Centre) you see lots of friends, family or acquaintances going through it.” Holly also said she’s nursed many breast cancer patients and right now a relative is waging her own battle with breast cancer. For the two youngest members of the Nelson team, this will be their second year walking and Layla said she felt included and involved from the beginning of the warm up on race day all the way through the event. “We play games along the route like eye spy and have sprint races with my

consign Livia,” she said. “But my favourite part is playing with my cousin; I don’t see her enough, she lives in Williams Lake.” Charity and her sister Lisa weren’t sure how the young girls would do. “But they did great. A bit whiney and certainly happy to see the finish line,” she said. The Nelson women also enjoy the lunch, even though Layla said she didn’t win a door prize. Holly said the family hopes to stay involved for as long as this event goes on. “I hope it carries on because its such a good purpose. Quesnel is lucky to have the mammography unit and that is certainly in part thanks to the Women’s Fall Challenge,” she said. “The event brings awareness to the importance of mammograms and breast health.” The Women’s Fall Challenge is set for Oct. 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at

the Dragon Lake boat launch. Sign up can be done at the Arts and Rec Centre or online at Early registration is $25 until Sept. 22, regular registration between, Sept. 23 – Oct. 4 is $30 and late registration (not available online) is on Oct. 5 at race package pickup after 2 p.m. at the Rec Centre of Oct. 6 before 8:15 a.m. at Dragon Lake school. Participants can chose one of the following events: 5km walk; 5km run; 10km walk; 10km run or half marathon, each in one of eight age categories. Those wishing to attend the lunch (that’s where the door prizes are awarded) must include that on their registration form (limited number.) And finally, there are several choices for WFC merchandise, an excellent memento of the event. Net proceeds from the Women’s Fall Challenge are all donated to Quesnel’s G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital Mammography Unit. In the past 20 years of this event, almost $160,000 has been raised for various needs in the mammography unit. Currently, the WFC is holding funds in trust to purchase a digital mammography reading machine. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Fall Challenge, organizers are encouraging anyone who’s ever participated to get the old gang together, rally your friends and family to make this all-women event a resounding success. Join the 600 plus women who commit each year to this event.


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Call Welcome Wagon if you’re: •New-to-town •New moms Sheila 250-747-2577

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

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Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society BB Days float featured the Japanese Star Festival.


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Tanabata theme for BB Days float At one of the spring meetings, the Quesnel Shiraoi Twining Society asked for suggestions for the group’s Billy Barker Days parade float this year. Some of our Japanese members came up with the idea  for  Tanabata. So Tanabata theme was chosen. The Japanese legend of Tanabata, Star Festival originates about 2,000 years ago. It occurs when the stars Altar and Vega, separated by the Milky Way,  are aliened on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Lunisolar (Moon and Sun)  calendar. This begins the legend .  Once there was a cloth princess named Orihime and a cow herder named Hikoboshi living in space. They fell in love, married and spent their whole time together. They forgot about doing all their work of weaving cloth and herding cows.  Orihime’s  father, the king, was angry they weren’t working. So he

separated them on opposite There were also many sides of the Star River, which volunteers who dressed  in we call the Milky  Way. Japanese yukatas to wear on  His daughter Orihime, cried the float in the parade. and told her father of her wish The Quesnel Shiraoi Twining to be with her husband. Society celebrates their  The King didn’t like seeing relationship with Shiraoi his daughter cry, so he Hokkaido, Japan which is allowed them to meet, but now into its 32th  year. only once a year on the 7th The next delegation of 15 day  of the 7th month, July 7.                                                 adults arrives from Shiraoi  Of course they wanted to Hokkaido Japan On Oct. 3 – see each other more often, but 6. Many activities have been they couldn’t because the stars planned to celebrate their were set in the sky. visit. Today the custom is for Some of our decorations people to write wishes and from the QSTS  Tanabata good will on a piece of paper float have been preserved and to hang from bamboo trees on display at the Quesnel in hopes the wishes will come Museum from now till  Oct. true. 20.    The  float committee did Also, if anyone is interested a fantastic job resulting in a in seeing the Quesnel Shiraoi first place win in the category House or rent the Shiraoi Association or Club.   House for an event, phone, I believe  everyone in 250 992 6532. If no one the committee enjoyed answers, leave a message and creating  paper flowers, someone will get back to you. cranes, miniature Also our dinner meetings kimonos  and well wishes. are the  first Thursday of each With all these different  items month, everyone welcome. hung on the float, we enjoyed – submitted by seeing our Tanabata come to Diane Graham life .


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September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day to raise awareness and challenge the stigma of Alzheimer’s. There is currently no way of definitely preventing dementia. Some risk factors, like simply getting older and your genetic history, can’t be changed. Even the healthiest people can get dementia and Alheimer’s. . However, practicing a healthy lifestyle, keeping active physically, mentally and socially might delay the onset of dementia symptoms later in life. Our brains are a mass of cells and connections between those cells. Keeping your body healthy helps maintain good blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Current drugs don’t cure the disease but turn back the clock a bit. We all know that regular exercise is good for us but the National Institute of Health in the U.S. has actually quantified this benefit. NIH reported that even 10 minutes of walking per day can add two years to your life. Increase this to 2.5 hours per week of aerobic exercise can increase our lifespan by 3.4 years compared to those who do no exercise at all. In a few years, we will have a flu vaccine that won’t have to be given each year. It will be a more universal vaccine that will be more effective against all strains of flu viruses. It should provide protection for five years. There is so much research going on in the world of medicine and pharmacy. Our professional pharmacists keep current on this research. It helps us be better pharmacists and serve you better.

Drop by the Farmers’ Market on Saturday and enjoy the harvest’s bounty. Observer file photo

Quesnel Farmers’ Market invites the public to Customer Appreciation Day Sept. 21 The hot, sunny weather we have been enjoying this season has meant that agricultural harvests are generally sweeter and more bountiful than ever. Local food producers have for the most part enjoyed bumper crops. They, together with all the other vendors at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market, would like to take time out from a busy fall schedule to say “thank you” to the customers who are helping make this a most successful season. This Saturday, Sept. 21, is the annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Market. Prepared by Quesnel caterer Judy Easy, local foods will be featured in some real taste treats – these include roasted potatoes, sweet corn on the cob and a

Mediterranean beet salad. All the food is grown locally and will be provided as a complimentary snack to customers at the market. While enjoying the morning at the market, there will be lots of opportunities to shop for the freshest of early fall crops. Potatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, onions of all kinds, honey, jams and jellies, locally-raised turkey and other poultry products, spinach, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash and much more produce will be available. Plus, great breads, cookies and other homebaked goodies can be found. The market also hosts highly skilled crafts people, who produce wonderfully unique gift ideas, from wooden bowls and jewelry to soaps and framed

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C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC...



WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PINK SALMON PATROL? Volunteers can sign up for a two-hour timeslot to walk around Baker Creek and let people know the pink salmon are spawning. It’s a very rewarding and simple volunteer opportunity. Free refreshments at Bliss for on-duty volunteers. To sign up contact 250-9925833 or email bces@

GRIEFSHARE support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. 13 weeks, beginning Sept. 19, Northstar Church, cost is $20. Contact Carol, 250992-5369, Debbie 250-747-1500.

HOUSE PLANTS FOR SALE all proceeds to Lions Senior Housing, phone 250-9927184. TWO RIVERS BOXING, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Native Friendship Centre, newcomers welcome. Drop by and have fun.

TUESDAY QUESNEL LADIES CURLING CLUB annual general meeting and registration, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. in the Curling Club lounge.

The Quesnel Church

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

Call 747-3178. Ask for Kim.

SENIORS CENTRE HARVEST DINNER Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m. doors open, dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at Seniors Centre for $20/each.

FRIDAY ANNUAL TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m. beginning at Women’s Memorial on Bowron Ave. For information about this event contact Women’s Resource Centre, 250-9928472. SENIORS OPEN HOUSE AT THE POOL Sept. 20, 8 – 10 a.m. Try the Aqualite class, chat with instructor, relax in hot tun, steam sauna or just swim around a bit. OLD TIME FIDDLERS HOSPITALITY AND JAM NIGHT, Legion hall, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Families welcome. Admission by donation. MORNING FUN CURLING LEAGUE looking for new members, beginners and experienced. Sign up at Legion or phone Darcey, 250992-2455. Deadine to register, Oct. 4, but will accept late

registration if space permits. Season begins Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY QUESNEL FALL FAIR Sept. 21 – 22 at Alex Fraser Park. Free admission. Lots of fun, family activities including pony rides, Firetruck Pull, cattle show, arts and agricultural exhibits in West Fraser Timber Room, Arts and Rec. Centre. OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST, DINNER AND DANCE Oct. 5, Legion Hall. Contest begins 11 a.m., admission $5. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing till midnight. Admission $20. For information, contact Jean 25-992-5081. GOLDEN CENTRE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off items at the centre Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SUNDAY QUESNEL CRAFTERS SOCIETY AGM Sept. 29, 1 p.m., at Cariboo Keepsakes (Hudson Bay Bldg on Carson.) New members and prospective members invited to attend. ACW HARVEST DINNER Sept. 29, St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, Doors open at 5 p.m., tickets available at church office,

$15 (adults), $7.50 (children under 12) and $40 (family). A fund-raising event for St. John’s refugee family.

ONGOING EVENTS QUESNEL LIONS HOUSING SOCIETY now has a mailing address for donations. Forward donations to P.O. Box 4535, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3J8. GOLDEN CENTRE FALL ACTIVITIES Monday, crib, whist, pool; Tuesday, floor bowling, floor curling, pool; closed Wednesday; Thursday, crib, whist, pool; Friday, whist, crib pool. Lunch available, $5, 11:30 – 12:30; regular monthly meeting third Tuesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 17; potluck lunch, third Friday of the month, 11:15 – 12:30 p.m. SCANDANAVIAN CARDS first and third Wednesday of the month at Seniors Centre, 7 p.m. Meeting second Wednesday of the month at Seniors Centre. DARTS! LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS for the 2013–2014 season. Mixed dart league. No experience necessary. Every Tuesday night, 6:45 p.m. at Elks Lodge. Call Steven, 250-992-5794 for information. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets last Thursday

of the month at noon in the Legion for a luncheon meeting. For information call Vi, 250-747-1130 or Cora, 250-992-9344. MUSIC IN SPIRIT SQUARE every Saturday, 12:20 – 1:30 p.m. following the Farmers’ Market, local musicians performing on the Spirit Square stage. KERSLEY HORSE CLUB GYMKHANA every Wednesday, 1801 Otter Road. We now have a novice class for open beginners and/or horses. Call Chelsea 250-747-1632. HORSESHOES Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. fun nights. Club tournaments once a month. Bring your back yard game to the club. No one is expert or professional, just friendly competition. For more information call 250747-1872. LAWN BOWLING, West Fraser Timber Park, Wednesday, 10 a..m., Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. A game similar to curling. Challenging exercise and fresh air for ages 10 and up. For more information call 778414-7733. QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE on the last Saturday of every month at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot

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

GRIEF SHARE weekly sessions Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., workbook is $15. For information and registration contact Carol, 250992-5369, Debbie, 250-747-1500 or Northstar Church, 250-992-8830.

CALM YOUR LIFE MEDITATION AT HIGH GROUND HEALING, 256 Reid St. every Thursday by donation. BELL RINGING beginners, Monday’s 10 a.m., Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. For information phone 250-992-6957. CARIBOO MINING ASSOCIATION meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre. LEGION FLEA MARKET, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. Help the Legion help the veterans. Donations can be dropped off at the Legion or call Ken, 250-747-4951. CLIMATE ACTION GROUP meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at Alex Fraser Timber Park’s Nature Centre at noon. People interested in helping create a selfsufficient, resilient

RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? NEED HELP WITH A BRICK WALL? Quesnel Genealogy Society meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September to June at 1490 Beryl Street, 7 p.m. For information contact 250-9927211. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing bookings accepted for Saturday birthday parties, call 250983-6920 to check availability. FRIENDS OF BARKERVILLE regular meetings, first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Wee Chippee Restaurant. For information call 250992-2008. Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Roping in first Russel Glassford (right) and Steve Lloyd rope a calf Sunday on their way to winning team roping at the BCRA Finals last weekend at Alex Fraser Park. Beautiful weather and great competition brought out Gold Pan residents for the season-ending rodeo. “We had a great rodeo,” one of the event organizers, Mel Peterson said. “Our sponsors really stepped up to the plate.” Results will be published in the Friday edition of the Observer. More pictures on A23. Karen Powell photo

Making it back on to the world stage

From Legislative Assembly to taking on the world JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Everybody in the Cariboo knows Bob Simpson. But, they know him in a suit standing in the legislative assembly, not sweating in spandex on a bike or ploughing through water with a huge group of athletes, churning it into a froth. But Simpson has known as much success as a triathlete and saw it again at the Stanley Park Worlds Qualifier at the beginning of the month after a long break from the sport. “It was testing: did I have another Worlds in this aging body of mine?” Simpson said. The test turned out to be more positive than he had expected; he won his age group by three minutes and took sixth overall out of the 72 men in the 40+. The win was not only a resounding confirmation that he could still make it up in the rarified air of international

competition, but a surprise laxer entry “I had to lose a bunch of requirements. So for Simpson. “As I said to my friends, weight – my political fat.” Simpson set out I was going for a ‘nonto meet those Bob Simpson embarrassing’ result,” requirements, Simpson said. which include To add to the drama of Simpson’s rebeing a member in good standing at entry into the triathlete world, mother his local association and having raced nature decided to up the ante, adding during the year. lightning to the swimming round, After 11 years out of the sport, running causing officials to call everyone out of across the Edmonton Worlds was a bit the water. of serendipity for the ex-politician. “Because of lightning during our swim, Competing on a global scale can get we were turned back to shore at the one to be an expensive proposition, with km mark,” he said. competitions happening all over the The male 40+ group then had to start world. But when Simpson was looking over, but only do a sprint distance event at getting back into the game he – half of the 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k Googled the Worlds competition out run Olympic distance. of curiosity and found it happening The triathlon was meant initially to be figuratively in his back yard and gained a foot in the door of Nationals, which is a goal to train towards. in Edmonton next year. Simpson only had a summer to get Because the Worlds are hosted in himself back into shape for his reCanada extra berths are open to entrance into the tri world. the Canadian triathletes, leading to “I had to lose a bunch of weight – my

political fat,” he said. The first bit of training, after years in which he failed to keep up his fitness, was painful, he said. But chipping away the body politic to get at his athletic body, he started to feel good. The training did more than just hone his body, is helped him hone his swimming stroke. “Swimming is all about skill. You can be strong as an ox but it won’t help you swim faster,” he said. Now he’s looking forward to a season of training to get him back in top form for the Worlds, including a run at the Triathlon Race Series. Before racing was edged out of his life by growing commitments at work and starting a masters, followed by his run in politics which, he said, doesn’t offer a lot of time for extra-curricular activities, Simpson had taken on the world in Cancun which was a hellish 40 degrees with 98 per cent humidity. See PAGE A19


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advantage of to gain the win. In the non-competitive division, Stinger beat Baller 5-4 in regulation time to take first. The game was close throughout, with both teams well within reach of the win. The Stingers persevered through the hard fought game and came out with the win. Black Comedy squeezed past Wildfire 2-1. The game was close, with each team kept to a single goal through regulation time, but Black Comedy was the only one to capitalize on their shootout opportunities to take the win. A round robin playoff lead up to the finals, with all six teams from each division competing to make finals. Much like the finals, the playoffs were tight, with entry into the finals decided on by goals in the competitive division.

After two months of action it came down to the thinnest margins and tough competition at the Quesnel Mixed Adult Soccer League playoffs. Youngblood edged out Shake n’ Bake, 2-1 after a shootout in the competive division. Shake n’ Bake had the lead in the first half, but Youngblood tied it up in the second, before taking the only goal in the shootout to earn their top place. Letticia beat Backer logging on the shootout to win 3-2 and capture third. Backer were as complicit in their defeat as Letticia. They were up 2-1 before a pass back to an absent goalie lead to an own goal and a tie, forcing the game to a shootout, which Letticia took

Mike Page, President of the Quesnel Mixed Adult Soccer team was happy with the playoffs and the proceeding season. “It was a really good season,” he said. “All the teams were really close in both divisions.” To make sure the teams were competitive, Shake n’ Bake was bumped up from the non-competitive division to the competitive decision, a decision which was corroborated by the final standings. The top three teams were awarded cash prizes. The MVPs from each team were also awarded prizes in the form of gift certificates from Mr. Mikes. With good support from the board and a close season, Page is already looking forward to the indoor season. Registration for the winter season begins Oct. 15.

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The ‘Roos are getting a jump on the season, making sure they’re in the best shape they can be. Meanwhile Brian Kozak and the coaching team are keeping a close eye on the proceedings and whittling the team down to the best, while building the team into a single, cohesive unit.

24th annual geneRal meeting on September 23rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm The meeting will be held at North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society, located at 324 Hoy Street Quesnel, B.C. If you would like to become a member of Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society, please contact the housing office on or before September 9th 2013 at 250 992 3306 If you would like to attend this meeting please contact the housing office at 250 992 3306

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Making up for mistakes from A17 The heat and switch from a cold Cariboo left him feeling like he had more to give. “I felt I didn’t give 100 per cent,” he said. After a good swim and a fantastic ride, Simpson dialled it back too far during the run. This left him with a nagging desire to go back. He wants to make up for that mistake this time so he can know he’s gone as far as he can on the big stage. Nevertheless he was named

B.C.’s male triathlete of the year by triathlon B.C. for the third place and for winning provincials and nationals in his age group (45-49). Simpson is headed to Edmonton for the Worlds competition, early September next year – running the same course he won on at the Nationals in 2002. This time he knows both the course and that he will give it his all. “I just want to know when I put my foot on the finish line I’ve given it 100 per cent.”

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

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Shirley May Brown (nee Leverington)

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Employment Opportunity - Electrician The Quesnel School District is currently seeking applications for a permanent Electrician position in the Maintenance Department. This position is 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday) 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Successful applicants would become members of CUPE Local 4990

Required Knowledge, Education, Ability and Skills include: (Grade 12 completion (Certifification (BCTQ) (Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license (Current experience and skill in the electrical trade (Knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of fire and security systems, multi-zone heating systems and air conditioning. (Excellent communication skills when dealing with staff, students and the public (Medically fit to carry out the responsibilities of the position (Experience in the following areas will be considered an asset; repair of small equipment, LAN wiring, computer literate, DDC, phone systems, PA and sound system All applications are to include a covering letter, resume, names of at least 3 supervisory/professional references, supporting documents (e.g. confirmation of Grade 12 completion, relevant post secondary certificates, diplomas and transcripts, certifications). Applications are to be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, 2013: Randy Curr, Director of Instruction - Human Resources 401 North Star Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 5K2 Fax: (250)992-0435 Email: Please direct enquiries 250-992-0407.

One year ago, Shirley Brown passed. Shirley is forever missed by her many friends and family, Tammy, Joel & Lynn, Giles, Jaslyne & Chu.

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The District appreciates the interest of all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Quesnel School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Lost & Found LOST: IPad from CIBC Bank to top of Maple Park. Left on hood of car. Please return to TireLand, days or call 9839272, 992-6502 or 991-0200. Lost: “Princess” Australian Shepherd/Cocker X, about 40lbs, 2’ high, mostly black with tan legs & chest, tan & white. Recently groomed,so very short hair. May have choke collar. Lost from Racing Rd. August 29th. Call (250)992-2121 or (250)991-7979

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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:


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 We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Electrical Trades Person Preferred candidates are Industrial Electricians possessing dual certification as a Journeyman Electrician and Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic with proven experience in any of the following: Delta V, A+B PLC, Wondereware HMI, ABB DC Drives, Mitsubishi VFD, A+B VFD, 60/13.8kV Distribution, Ethernet networks, Fisher valves, and Rosemount transmitters. Understanding of process systems is an asset and attention to safety and efficiency is a must. Good interpersonal and communication skills round out your qualifications. Please submit your resume to: Richard Cole • c/o WestPine MDF 300 Carradice Road • Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z7 Fax: (250) 991-7115 Email:

Financial Advisor Opportunity Quesnel, British Columbia

Embarking on a new career begins with a clear perspective of what matters most to you. If working in a dynamic team environment where you can grow both professionally and personally is at the top of your list, then consider a career with CIBC. Financial Advisor This position, in our Retail Markets Division in Quesnel, is an ideal choice for results-oriented candidates with a high proficiency in financial planning and building relationships. You will become a trusted front-line expert, providing a select portfolio of high value clients with financial solutions that will help them achieve what matters to them. -Responsible for helping CIBC’s personal high value banking clients meet their financial goals from investment and retirement planning to credit and day-to-day banking. - Results-oriented and performance-driven, you will achieve and exceed business development objectives. - Must have the Investment Funds in Canada or Canadian Securities Course to be able to qualify for mutual fund licensing. Realize your full potential at CIBC. To apply for this position or discover other exciting CIBC career opportunities that are waiting for you, visit:


Please refer to job number: 13017033. CIBC is committed to diversity in our workforce and equal access to opportunities based on merit and performance. CIBC thanks all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

We are seeking a certified Journeyman Electrician with several years of heavy industrial experience. The successful candidate must be familiar with working in a flexible modern working environment. Experience or other trades certification such as a welder, millwright or instrument mechanic would be an asset. Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company has been a member of the Quesnel community since 1971 and is certified to ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. We offer competitive wage rates, a stable working environment and good working conditions as well as an attractive relocation package. The Quesnel area offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities and the ideal environment for the outdoor enthusiast.

Controls System Specialist Dunkley Lumber Ltd. is a modern sawmill & planermill facility located at Strathnaver, 40 km north of Quesnel, BC. Our quality lumber products are sold across North America and in overseas markets. We currently have an opening for a Controls System Specialist. The successful candidate for this position will hold an Engineering Technologist Diploma or BSc in Computer/Electrical Engineering. They must possess a strong programming background and be well versed in ladder logic programming, capable of interpreting and correcting real-world problems through code. They must be well versed in using Microsoft products and demonstrate experience in one or more of the following: • RSLogix 5, RSLogix 5000, RMCWin, RSView32, FactoryTalkStudio ME/SE programming software • Devicenet, Ethernet/IP, DH+, RIO networks • ControlLogix, PLC-5 Control Systems • Delta RMC, QB Setworks Controllers • Allen Bradley Powerflex 700 Drives and legacy AB Drives. The successful candidate will be involved in evaluating existing process controls and establishing new control systems from initial design to startup. This position offers a highly competitive wage and benefits package. If you possess the noted qualifications and are interested in joining Dunkley Lumber, please submit your resume via fax or email to the attention of: Personnel Coordinator Fax: 250-998-4513 Email:

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

All-West Crane & Rigging LTD. requires immediately: • Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with cranes and Class 1 driver’s licence an asset, ability to work unsupervised, paying particular attention to detail. Some knowledge of Computers and smartphones. Submit Resume with references to:

Supervisor Position available - able to work all shifts. Drop resume off in person @ DownTown Tim Hortons.

Experienced Processor Operator wanted for work West of Quesnel. 4X4 pickup & radio required. Competitive wage & benefit package. Pickup allowance provided. Email resume to: Local Logging Co. requires FT Camp Cook in remote location. Must have valid DL & Food Safe. Experience required. Apply in person to 1437 North Fraser Drive. 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 or by fax to (250)493-8130. SEEKING EDITOR. Peak Publishing publishes The Powell River Peak Wednesday subscription newspaper, Friday TMC, Weekend Shopper and an online edition. Send resumes to Joyce Carlson, Closing date: October 4, 2013.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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. Begbie’s Bar & Bistro is now excepting resumes for full time line cooks & bartender/servers. Minimum 2 years experience. Apply in person to Julie or Kevin, 500 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC. Delivery Driver required. Please submit resume in person with Driver’s Abstract. Napa Auto Parts, Quesnel.

Quesnel is accepting resumes for

TM of CIBC. "CIBC For what matters." is a TM of CIBC.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Employment Opportunity

Please forward a resume in confidence to: Human Resources Superintendent Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company PO Box 7500, Quesnel B. C. V2J 3J6 fax 250 992-0354 Email



Warehouse Associate Permanent Part time Quesnel B.C.

• Excellent physical condition - ability to lift up to 50 lb. • Miniumum 1 year previous warehouse or shipping/receiving experience • Proven puncuality, reliability and low absenteeism • Fluent in English, both written and oral • High school diploma or equivalent The Position: Starts as Part time, with the potential for full time. In this role, your duties will include: Material handling : Follow proper company policies and procedures when handling paperwork and inventory. maintain consistent accuracy in receiving / picking / shipping of product. Organization / Planning : The ability to meet deadlines for shipment ‘cut-off‘ times to customers and demonstrate the aptitude to coordinate multiple projects simultaniously. Team Player : The ability to exhibit team spirit in the branch and effectively interface with other warehouse personnel; inside sales; outside sales; managers; administration departments; to discuss customer and inventory related issues. Safety Practices : Follow correct safety practices when operating equipment, stocking shelves, and performing daily job responsibilties. Work Area : Maintain a clean working environment; floor cleaning, aisles clear, equipment maintained and stored as necessary. Keep bin locations in a neat and orderly manner. CenturyVallen is an equal opportunity employer commited to increasing diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from qualified persons in underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and people with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

STORE MANAGER Retail experience and organizational skills are required. Please forward resumes to Canadian Tire Attn: Claude Landry 570 Newman Rd. Quesnel B.C. V2J 6Z8 or email: store Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer and invites all qualified individuals to apply.

Help Wanted

Domino’s Pizza

Now Hiring All Positions

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

a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Clerical Position WestPine MDF, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., located in Quesnel, BC, is accepting resumes from qualified individuals for a RELIEF position. Qualifications: • Grade 12 • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word • Switchboard experience an asset Resumes will will be accepted until September 27, 2013 and should be forwarded to: Tim Waldriff C/C WestPine MDF 300 Carradice Road Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z7

Interested candidates, please contact Grant Hill, Branch Manager at

Help Wanted

Or fax to: Attention: Tim Waldriff Fax No: (250) 991-7115 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer




Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Garage Sales


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.

Multi-Family Garage Sale! Sept. 21st @ Ashland Trailer Park, just past Lakeview Church on Ash. 9AM-4PM. Something for everyone!


Legal Services

Heavy Duty Machinery

• GENERAL HELPERS • CAMP ATTENDANTS • JANITORS 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. 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.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ fax: 1-(780)-485-1550


Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Millwright / Planerman to join our team at our Planermill Division in Lavington, BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance, repair, installation and modification of planer equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Certified Planerman or Millwright with a Planerman endorsement • Planermill experience a definite asset • Superior Troubleshooting Skills • Excellent Organizational Skills • Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset • Strong safety background • Desire to work in a team environment

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.

Home Improvements

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


Misc. for Sale

Contractors Custom blueprints. Visit: We will not be undersold!

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


“Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous improvement philosophy.”

Pets & Livestock

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program!

Feed Grain - Barley, Oats & Wheat. Rolled, Whole or Mixed. Call (250)992-7369

READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at:

or e-mail: Submit your resume by September 22, 2013.


Financial Services

Feed & Hay Merchandise for Sale


Auction Sat., Sept. 21st 10:00 AM Cars, Trucks, Tools, Snowblower, Sets of Tires, General Merchandise & Much More. Consignments now being accepted.

Hub-City Auctions Ltd.

1122 South Lakeside Drive Williams Lake DROWNING IN Debt? Cut debts more than 50% and debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ Super Suds commercial department has full/part-time positions available to prepare rugs & coveralls for deliveries. Please drop off resume @ The OutLaw, below Granvilles, and ask for Debbie or Carol. Waitress/Delivery Driver Wanted! Drop off resume in person to Fulin Restaurant, 340 Anderson Dr. No phone calls please.

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

Help Wanted

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights & Iron Workers Timber West Mill Construction is now hiring Certified Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights and Iron Workers. E-mail resumes to: or fax (250) 964-0222

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

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Two - 5 Acre Parcels, one with 3bdrm. house & 30 Acres(heavily treed). Wanting to sell all 3 titles. Phone for more details. (250)747-3793

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

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

Antiques Unique’s Sale! Sunday, Sept., 22nd, 9AM4PM, 679 Wilson St. Please use lane entrance off Bowron Ave. Honey (250)992-5875 GARAGE SALE. Saturday, September 14, 8 am - 4 pm. 560 Perry Street.

1995 3Bdrm. MODULINE 14’ Wide X 70’ Mobile Home. New Reno’s, new roof, includes addition. Must be moved. To view call (250)991-9149 FS 98’ 14x70 Mobile with 14x10 add. Vaulted ceilings, AC, new roof, hwt, flooring and much more. Appliances included laundry/water softener. Clean throughout. Needs to be moved off property. $65,000 obo. Call Mike @250-9919149

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Garage Sales


Trades, Technical FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:


STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Quesnel Cariboo Observer is seeking Temporary Carriers Get your subscription for FREE!

Requirements - valid drivers licence - and flexible hours

Great exercise and make money at it! If interested please call our office at 250-992-2121 Ask for Jen, Circulation

Call Denise at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel Phone 250-992-2121

Commercial/ Industrial

3.64% Recreational

THE PALMS RV Resort Rated top 2% in America. 6-54-3 monthly specials. Starting at $637.50 month. (plus Tax/Elec.) Toll Free: 1-855PALMS-RV (1-855-725-6778)

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr. Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Move-In Incentives Available. Call 250-992-8949

Commercial/ Industrial 223/227 Reid St. For Rent/Lease Call Ken Reid @ 992-3950 or 249-5550 Busy building 470 S/F. Recent reno’s. $400/mo + taxes. Includes heat, hydro & A/C. 295 S/F basement unit, $190/mo + tax. Call Wes: 250(992)5665 or Terri (250)992-7202 Commercial Retail Space Available October 1st 3063 sq.ft. Best Location Downtown - surrounded by parking. For leasing details Call (250)991-2804

2004 Buick Century

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

Northland Mortgages


Cars - Domestic

Duplex / 4 Plex Barlow Creek bachelor suite, some furniture. $550/mo. + damage deposit, incl. laundry facility, hydro & Wi-Fi. N/S. 992-8568 Leave Message. WestSide 3Bdrm. Duplex includes Washer/Dryer, $850/mo. Avail. Oct 1st, Call (778)466-0998

Mobile Homes & Pads 3Bdrm. Trailer on 1/2 acre in RedBluff, $825/mo. Call (250)747-3520

1 Owner, 4 Dr., V6 Mid Size, Good on Fuel, Fully equipped, Excellent Tires, $3,000 Call (250)992-8747

Cars - Sports & Imports 2002 Toyota Corolla, Red in Colour, 4Door, A/C, 126,000 km’s, $4,600. (250)992-8790


Homes for Rent

1996 32’ King Of The Road 5 th Wheel

WQ 4Bdrm. House for rent. Also great location for Office or Daycare Centre. N/S, N/P, call (250)983-5298

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

1200 SQUARE FEET of office space available for lease. Located on Two Mile Flat in the Kelsa Building. Call (250) 9910500 or (250) 255-5990

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm. Level Suite suitable for working couple. $650/mo. includes Utilities. Avail. immediately. Call 1(250)925-0103 1Bdrm suite, n/s, n/p, references required. $475/mo. Includes Utilities .(250)992-8715 2Bdrm. Suite in 4-Plex. $600/mo.+ Utilities. (250)992-5113 Lve. Message 2 Units Available2bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878 2 Units Available2bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878

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


Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

Call 250-255-4509

Trucks & Vans

1995 Ford 150-8 Cyl Diesel 4X4 Auto, 183,000 km’s 2 Tone White & Grey /c Red Interior Excellent Condition! $8,000 OBO. Call (250)593-4606

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

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

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

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

1 column x 2” ad

4 week buy


4495 plus HST

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

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Riding, Roping, Wrangling: Rodeo

Karen Powell and Jonas Gagnon photos


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2013 FORD F150


13,980 $16,990


127.99 b/w


2010 FORD F150

220.65 b/w $

WAS $27,990

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WAS $18,990


136.30 b/w

2010 FORD F150



WAS $25,990

WAS $27,990

$ $


233.02 b/w

2010 FORD F150

26,712 $

WAS $29,990


240.81 b/w




232.45 b/w #9332

237.58 b/w $






2010 FORD F150







WAS $29,990

111.80 b/w









92.61 b/w

WAS $16,990

80.28 b/w



2010 GMC 1500


2010 FORD F150 $





WAS $12,990


WAS $9,990




166.83 b/w




226.30 b/w



WAS $6,990




WAS $18,990



WAS $34,990


















2011 FORD F350


193.26 b/w

$ $

2002 FORD F150


WAS $9,900


“On approved credit using longest term available per year of vehicle and best interest rate for qualified customers, pmts are bi weekly with no money down”

266 Carson Ave., Downtown 250.992.FORD (250-992-3673)

D.L. # 10723

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, September 18, 2013  

September 18, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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