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He was a kind-hearted musician who loved life. Blaine Magowan died tragically in Boston, MA on Sept. 18 at age 30. His friends quickly gathered to try to find a way to bring him home to B.C. and help the family pay for funeral related expenses. They set up a memorial fund to arrange for his final journey home. On Tuesday, Taylor Pottle spoke with the Free Press about the loss of the young man who always had a ready smile for everyone. “I’ve known Blaine since I was 14 years old,” said Pottle. “We went to Kelly Road school together and we both graduated from there. He was two years older than me, so he was always a couple of grades ahead of me. Blaine was a journeyman electrician by trade but he was also an artist and he wanted to own his own tattoo place.” His talent didn’t stop there, says Pottle. “Blaine was a great musician. He played bass guitar and drums and he was in two local heavy metal bands. He was very athletic, he played hockey, rugby – he loved sports and even did parachuting.” Above all, Magowan was a really great human being, says Pottle. “He was the kind of guy that would literally give you the shirt off his back. I remember walking with him once and he stopped to talk to this homeless man. I told him, ‘Come on, let’s go’ but he wanted to stay and finish talking with this guy. He was like that with everybody. He didn’t judge anybody.” Magowan grew up in Prince George and in addition to Kelly Road, attended Ron Brent Elementary and Duchess Park Secondary schools. He was on his travels across the U.S. when on Sept. 18 he was found unresponsive at a downtown Boston pub said to be popular with tourists. Boston police are still gathering information and investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. In the meantime, Magowan’s family members set about trying to arrange for his body to be brought home to Prince George. However it has been an expensive time for them and that is why Magowan’s friends stepped in to help.

New rules for MLA office expenses MLAs’ constituency assistants from across B.C. crowded into the idle B.C. legislative chamber Wednesday to get up to speed on new financial reporting requirements for their office expenses. Provincial politicians have been working to open up their expense reporting since a 2012 report by former Auditor General John Doyle exposed “pervasive deficiencies” in that and other areas of the legislature’s $70 million operating budget. The first steps after that report were to begin disclosing MLA expense totals on a quarterly basis, and to begin holding meetings of the long-secret Legislative Assembly Management Committee in public. That committee met Tuesday and agreed to extend the deadline to begin detailed expense disclosure from constituency offices from Jan. 1 to April 1. In addition to base pay of more than $101,000 a year and an expense account for travel and accommodation, MLAs receive a constituency allowance of $119,000 a year, mainly for staff and office space.

Blaine Magowan was found dead in a Boston nightclub Pottle said friends rallied around the family to help them cope with their sudden and tragic loss. “We just want to support the family, his family members are actually spread out all over, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, etc. We’re just trying to help them with emotional support and their financial burden. They told us today they feeling really loved and cared for.”

The Blaine Mogawan Memorial Fund will give financial gifts to his family to help them deal financially with Blaine’s passing. For more information visit the Blaine Magowan Memorial Fund Page on Facebook. Also a website has been set up where people can donate at www.blainemagowanmemorialfund. blog.ca.

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Narrow Lot Housing: Survey & Neighbourhood Open House Invitation The City of Prince is looking to change the zoning of suitable properties to the RS4 zone to encourage single family housing on narrow lots. The existing RS4 zone allows for smaller lot subdivisions and greater building site coverage than any other single family housing zone in the City. The most suitable areas for narrow lot housing are identified on the map below. These areas feature small lots (<400 m2), narrow lot widths (<12 m), and laneway access.

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The Prince George RCMP are warning residents to be cautious of whom you let into your homes following a number of recent complaints. Police have received a number of complaints about a duct cleaning business operating within the city without a licence. A local man calls residents by phone identifying himself as Dirt Busters and offers to clean furnace ducts for a fee. The man attends the residence and carries out a service. Once the man completes the service, some homeowners have become concerned and called police. At this time, the Prince George RCMP have not found evidence of criminal activity, but wish to advise the public to be cautious of whom you let into your home. If you find yourself solicited by a business over the phone or at your door and have concerns, please contact the Better Business Bureau before letting anyone into your home. The toll free phone number for the Better Business Bureau is 1-888-803-1222.

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A motorcycle crash Friday night left the driver with serious injuries. The accident occurred just before 11 p.m. at 15th Avenue and Central Street. The single rider, a 54-year-old Prince George man, was transported by the BC Ambulance Service to the University Hospital of Northern BC with serious head injuries. He has since been transported to a hospital in the Lower Mainland. Evidence located at the scene indicates the west bound motorcycle struck the meridian, causing the motorcycle to flip and throwing the rider, according to police A damaged “skull cap” style helmet was recovered at the scene. It was not Department of Transportation (DOT) approved, and therefore illegal. “If you choose to ride after dark, please take the extra steps necessary to ensure you will be seen,” said Cpl Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP, in a press release. “Properly functioning lights are a must and high visibility vests are strongly recommended. Always wear an approved helmet.” If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-ATip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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Do you have a property you would like the City to rezone to RS4 or another intensive residential zone to help revitalize your neighbourhood? Please contact Jesse Dill, Planner at jdill@city.pg.bc.ca or 250-561-7539 with your property’s information (legal description or civic address), or for more information on this project.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George intends to proceed with final passage and adoption of the following bylaws at its meeting of October 17, 2013: 1.

Sinclair Mills Community Hall Property Use Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2845, 2013, and

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Sinclair Mills Post Office Facility Property Use Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2846, 2013.

Here is how you can provide input on the project before October 23, 2013 1.

Complete the narrow lot housing survey with your comments online (www.princegeorge.ca), by email (devserv@ city.pg.bc.ca), by fax (250-561-7721), or in person / via mail (see address above).

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Attend one of the four (4) scheduled open houses coming to a neighbourhood near you to hear more about narrow lot housing, to inquire if your property is eligible for RS4 zoning, or to provide your input. The format of the meetings is open house style with an overview presentation to begin at 6:00pm. City staff will be available for questions. October 7th Public Open House Where: Spruceland Elementary 3805 Rainbow Drive Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

October 15th Public Open House Where: Heritage Elementary 257 Anderson Street Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

October 10th and 17th Public Open House Where Ron Brent Elementary School 1401 17th Avenue Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm For further information on this project and zoning, please contact the Community Planning Division at 250-561-7611, or on the 2nd Floor at City Hall 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC, V2L 3V9 to discuss the project with a Planner or see www.princegeorge.ca.

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Bylaw No. 2845 will authorize the Regional District to enter into a 5-year agreement with the Sinclair Mills Education and Recreational Club for use of the Community Hall and property located off Upper Fraser Road in Electoral Area F. The property is described as Lot A of District Lot 3126, Cariboo District Plan PGP35949, PID 017-648-734. In consideration of the entitlements given, the Regional District will receive a nominal sum of $1.00 from the Sinclair Mills Education and Recreational Club for the specified term of the agreement. Bylaw No. 2846 will authorize the Regional District to enter into a 5-year agreement with Linda Mueller, Postmaster, for the use of that portion of the Sinclair Mills Community Hall known as the Canada Post Office facility. In consideration of the entitlements given, the Regional District will receive the monthly sum of TWENTY DOLLARS ($20) from Linda Mueller for the specified term of the agreement. Copies of Bylaw Nos. 2845 and 2846, 2013 are available for viewing at: http://tinyurl.com/RDFFG-SMCH-BL-2845 http://tinyurl.comRDFFG-SMPO-BL2846 or in hard copy at the Regional District Service Centre at 155 George Street, Prince George, BC during regular business hours. Persons wishing to file a written submission in respect of these bylaws should do so not later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013. C. Paton Service Centre Representative

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Five Finger Death Punch bass guitarist Chris Kael gets up close and personal with the mike. The heavy metal band put on a high tech, high energy show for fans.

FFDP lead singer Ivan Moody let loose at CN Centre Wednesday night, jumping into action and greeting fans with a signature, “F*** the world!”

Delivering the punch Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com It was a great night for heavy metal fans. Five Finger Death Punch put on a hell of a show at CN Centre Wednesday night. The L.A. band on their Wrong Side of Heaven Tour gave die-hard fans a wild ride with great vocals and guitars, lots of F-bombs and slick sets. The show also had its share of drama. Security staff had its hands full, literally, with a fan who had managed to break through the barrier ending up within feet of the L.A. rock band. But FFDP lead singer Ivan

Moody made it clear that FFDP was there for their fans. The music stopped after the first song. Moody walked to the microphone – the one with the chrome skull and revolver – and said in a stern voice: “ We are not going to continue with this [performance] until we get more security people in here. Why is there only three in here (pit area)?” A fourth security person held up his hand. Moody then did another head count, asked for more security and waited. Within seconds ICM staff doubled its ranks and the show went on. However, before the it resumed, Moody made it known that it was all about the fans – and their safety. “These fans out here have paid good money to be here

and I want to see more security out here for them, so that everybody has a good time,” he said. The current band line-up is Moody, plus rhythm guitarist Zoltan Bathory, lead guitarist Jason Hook, bass guitar Chris Kael and drummer Jeremy Spencer. FFDP had three opening rock bands as guests including Gemini Syndrome. Five Finger Death Punch just released their new single Battlebow this week leading up to the November release of their new album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2. For more about the band and its work visitwww.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.

All photos by Teresa MALLAM/ Free Press Five Finger Death Punch rhythm guitarist Zoltan Bathory (left) along with lead guitarist Jason Hook (right) rock CN Centre on Wednesday night.

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Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0900hrs this 25th day of September 2013, Alexander Mathias JOSEPH (B: 1978-11-30) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant Alexander Mathias for FAILING TO COMPLY WITH JOSEPH PROBATION. JOSEPH is described as a First Nations male, 175 cm or 175 cm or 5’9” 66 kg or 146 lbs. 5’09” tall and weighs 66 kg or 146 lbs. JOSEPH has black hair and brown eyes. JOSEPH should be considered violent.

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Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0900hrs this 25th day of September 2013, Ashley Susan Lynn SAMPSON (B: 1993-05-12) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant for FAILING TO COMPLY WITH PROBATION. SAMPSON is described as a Caucasian female, 173 cm or 5’08” tall and weighs 60 kg or 133 lbs. SAMPSON has brown hair and brown eyes. SAMPSON should be considered violent.

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Ryan Charles GEORGE 173 cm or 5’8” 77 kg or 170 lbs.

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0900hrs this 25th day of September 2013, Ryan Charles GEORGE (B: 1984-08-22) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant for FAILING TO COMPLY WITH PROBATION. GEORGE is described as a First Nations male, 173 cm or 5’08” tall and weighs 77 kg or 170 lbs. GEORGE has black hair and brown eyes. GEORGE should be considered violent.

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Theft charge brings jail In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 15: Amanda L. Allan was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to three months in jail and placed on probation for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 16: Gerald S. James was found guilty of criminal harassment and sentenced to one day in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 17: Cheyenne J. Invallie was found guilty of driving with a suspended licence, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Larry Lolly was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75

and prohibited from driving for 12 months. Randi D. Staats was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,200, assessed a victim surcharge of $180 and prohibited from driving for one year. Deanna V. Wiley was found guilty of production of a controlled substance, received a conditional sentence of eight months, was assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 18: James C.H. Abbott was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year.

Dana C. Desjardines was found guilty of assault and assaulting a peace officer and sentenced to 48 days in jail. Elwood R. Janczyn was found guilty of criminal harassment, placed on probation for 30 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $100. Candace M. Lolly was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 15 days in jail. Lolly was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Gordon W. Pagens was found guilty of breaking and entering and sentenced to 11.5 months in jail. Pagens was also found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to one day in jail. Pagens was also found guilty of mischief and two more counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 19: Nathan Ghostkeeper was found guilty of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and theft of property with a value Correction Notice: Bill Al’s Foods (Hart Highway) less than 5,000, sentenced to five months in jail, Flour, 2.5kg bag, Should read $3 per bag, placed on probation for two years and prohibited not 3/$3 as per ad on page B8 from possessing firearms for five years. Jack J. Girroir was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Ronald J. Larsen was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. PUZZLE NO. 682 In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 23: Joseph E.W. Raab was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500 and prohibited from driving for one year. Levi D. Waters was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $750 and assessed a victim surcharge of $112.50. Clinton L.. Poitras was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 60 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Poitras was also found guilty of uttering threats and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 60 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on July 24: Ian R. Brown was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. David I. Willard was found guilty of theft of Answers can property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced be found in the classifieds. to six months in jail and placed on probation for one year. Candice L. Williamson was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $500 and Copyright ©, Penny Press assessed a victim surcharge of $75. ACROSS 36. Belly 26. Chooses 37. Hand-held explosive 28. Wound cover 1. 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Former minister: ‘I didn’t want cancer to define me’ Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com It’s a hard way to learn life’s lessons – but cancer is a good teacher and it can make you a better person. In her keynote address at the ninth annual Evening of Pink on Saturday, Dr. Margaret McDiarmid, a former politician and family physician, said she learned a valuable lesson Teresa MALLAM/Free Press after her diagnosis of triple Guest speaker Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, left, chats with Dr. Michelle Sutter at Evening of Pink on Saturday following a fundraising dinner negative breast cancer. at the Prince George Civic Centre. “I didn’t want cancer to point, no eyebrows or eyelashes.” define me,” she said. “I am Cancer patients go through a series of emotions, not what I do... I learned to value myself as a person she said. and a human being.” “I was shocked. I felt fear, sadness and grief... I MacDiarmid had just turned 50 when she got the found it helpful to read, but that is not everybody’s news that would alter, and for a time sidetrack, her cup of tea. There’s a library of great resources and life’s path as a rising star in the political arena. She librarians who can help by packaging up a book and went on to become MLA for Vancouver-Fairview sending it out.” with several important portfolios including B.C. She always had hope for her own survival, she Minister of Health. In her talk, MacDiarmid spoke with characteristic said, because as a medical student back in the wry sense of humour about her defeat in the provin- 1980s, she’d known someone who’d had cancer and received chemotherapy and who almost died twice cial election in 2013. – but survived. But the focus was on her win over adversity. Her own cancer was discovered following a “I am healthy today. I don’t have any sign of the screening mammogram which led to further testdisease,” she said amid audience applause. ing. Cancer is graded, she said, noting that unlike Along with facts and figures about breast cancer, school exams when you want a high score, with MacDiarmid spoke of new drugs and treatment being used for the disease which strikes both men and cancer you do not. “I was graded nine out of nine.” women. She talked about her own experience. The cancer was found early and fortunately was “It was in my left breast,” she said, then paused a “very small cancer” but as a triple negative cancer and smiled. “I’m not going to show you my scar.” it is a more aggressive type, she said, and therefore Her frankness made people laugh. more potentially deadly. Indeed, her ability to laugh at herself and see the “Cancer cells usually have receptors on them humour in life, saw her through surgery, chemosuch as estrogen receptors which can respond to therapy and radiation. drugs that help to kill the cancer cells. If you have “Humour is a way you can cope with a difficult triple negative cancer and treatments don’t work, situation,” she said. they don’t have anything else they can give you.” In October 2007, at age 50, MacDiarmid had to She credits early detection with her positive delay her nomination bid and political aspirations outcome. when it was discovered she had cancer. As it was “I feel the mammogram almost certainly saved Halloween time, she arrived for her breast surgery my life,” she said. wearing a black witches’ costume complete with hat Pointing to facts about breast cancer, the most and broom. common type of cancer for women and second “I took a big bag of candy.” most deadly form of cancer for women, MacDiHumour may have been her way of coping but armid said statistics show that if we live to be 90, everyone is different, she said. “Everyone’s different. Everyone’s experience is dif- there’s a one in nine chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. ferent... while I was having chemotherapy, I needed However, she focussed on the good news: help... and people love helping.” However, there were low points and MacDiarmid Women today in Canada who have breast cancer are living longer, and B.C. has the best survival rate says she plans to pay it forward someday, and help someone else who may be struggling with the effects in the country. Treatments have improved with a move towards individualized treatment plans. of chemotherapy. “There are encouraging things on the horizon.” “I found it hard to have no hair ...and, at one

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said. “Council made the right decision.” Rod Holmes, president of the Downtown Business Improvement Association was also very pleased with the result. “I strongly believe they made the right decision,” he said. “One of the things we have pushed for all along is that we want proper enforcement, proper documentation.” Other communities have effective towing bylaws, he said, so it shouldn’t be difficult to start towing. He added the DBIA isn’t opposed to a licence plate recognition program to deal with parking. “We proposed that within weeks of hearing they wanted to bring back pay parking,” he said. “Licence plate recognition technology is proven, it’s available. It can work throughout the entire city of Prince George.” Council also directed staff to prepare a plan for angle parking on Second, Fifth, and Seventh avenues. Angle parking does create more parking spaces.

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Parking decision disappointing for Green Bill Phillips editor@pgfreepress.com Even though she was on speaker-phone, Mayor Shari Green’s frustration and disappointment was evident. Not being able to make the council meeting, the mayor listened quietly Monday as it became apparent council was not going to award Aparc a $1.05 million contract to install parking meters downtown. When the meeting opened Green had suggested that a further delay might be warranted. Council, however, went in a different direction. “It’s really frustrating,” Green said. “Staff has done a lot of work on this … Certainly I’ve heard the will around the table. I’m disappointed. We’re not solving the problem, we’re postponing the inevitable.” She said she was also concern that the issue had become “politicized.” Green was a member of the Downtown Business Improvement Association when the move was made to remove parking meters in the first place. She supported it then as a pilot project, but says the experiment with removing pay parking simply didn’t work.

“It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” she said. “I don’t believe it was a successful project. Parking isn’t free.” One of the directions council has gone down, much to the mayor’s chagrin, is stepped up enforcement of violators and that will include towing. “ When the wrong person gets towed, when it’s the customer, the business hears about,” Green said. “Towing will create a whole new set of problems.” Green was also disappointed with council not deciding to postpone the decision even further. It had come before council in July that, at that time, decided to move the decision until this week. “We have a problem that the eight of us (council) were ready to go on in July and one person put a postponement on the floor,” Green said, suggesting a similar postponement was warranted now. The decision to not postpone “leaves not a great taste in my mouth with my colleagues,” Green said. The July decision to postpone was put forward by Coun. Lyn Hall. It was defended during the council meeting by Coun. Brian Skakun, who was chairing the meeting. “Coun. Hall’s motion to get more feedback was the right one because we got more feed back,” said Skakun.

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Jail sentence given on theft charge In Prince George Provincial Court July 25: Jason J. Portice was found guilty of breach of recognizance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to one day in jail. Portice was also found guilty of a second count of breach of recognizance and sentenced to seven days in jail.

Catlin J. Williams was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 71 days in jail. Samantha M. Basil was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on probation for six months.

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Premier raps planned provincial recycling program Jeff Nagel Black Press Premier Christy Clark is criticizing the rollout of a new recycling agency that has caused alarm among municipalities and businesses across the province. Multi Material BC is slated to take charge of blue box pick-up next May when it becomes responsible for collecting and recycling all packaging and printed paper – at the provincial government’s direction. “I recognize this wasn’t done well,” Clark said of the planned producer-pay system. “It’s been far too bumpy a ride. There is a lot more work to be done.” The premier spoke to reporters Friday, a day after local politicians at the Union of B.C.

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Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, October 2nd – 12:00 p.m. 2nd Floor Conference Room 100th Anniversary Committee Thursday, October 3rd – 12:00 p.m. Annex BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s website at www.princegeorge.ca as webcasting services and video archiving of agenda items are available for the public. PROCLAMATIONS Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure Month – September 2013 United Way Month – September 2013 Sexual Violence Awareness Month – September 2013 Culture Days - September 27 to 29, 2013 Community Living Month – October 2013 World Breastfeeding Week 2013 October 1 to 7, 2013 Waste Reduction Week October 21 – 27, 2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL P13-20 Supply and Install Window Treatments for New RCMP Buildings, closing date: October 20, 2013

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CRIME REDUCTION /PUBLIC SAFETY – CALL FOR FEEDBACK Your feedback is important! The Mayor’s Task Force on Crime has released its draft recommendations and needs your input. Please go to www.princegeorge.ca to read about the recommendations and participate in a two question feedback survey. The survey will be available until September 30, 2013. If you would like to be regularly informed of City of Prince George Crime Reduction/Public Safety initiatives, subscribe to our e-Notify (Crime Reduction/Public Safety) service on the City’s website at www.princegeorge.ca

CITY AND LIBRARY PLAN INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO BUDGET CONSULTATION PROCESS Prince George, BC – The City of Prince George is preparing to develop its 2014 Provisional Operating Budget and is seeking public feedback. From now until October 18, 2013 residents are invited to participate in a three question survey designed to gauge public opinion regarding the proposed tax levy, satisfaction with City services, and the distribution of tax dollars. The online survey can be found on the City’s website at www.princegeorge.ca The Prince George Public Library (Bob Harkins and Nechako branches) has dedicated computer kiosks available for residents who would like to participate in the survey but may not have access to a computer. In addition to responding to the survey, residents will be provided with the option to pose a question regarding any aspect of the budget process. Council will be deciding on a date and time in which questions will be answered during the City’s first e-Town Hall meeting. The e- Town Hall meeting will be webcast from Council Chambers at City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to attend the meeting in person, participate online from a location of their choice, or join others online in the Skylab at the Prince George Public Library (Bob Harkins Branch). Webcast features will be enhanced to enable residents to ask questions online during the e-Town Hall meeting. City of Prince George Service Centre staff will also be on hand during the e-Town Hall meeting to receive questions by phone. The first e-Town Hall meeting is designed to engage a broader and more diverse cross section of residents in dialogue leading to Council’s consideration of the 2014 Provisional Operating Budget.

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Municipalities convention passed a resolution demanding more time to negotiate acceptable contracts with MMBC to avert higher costs and the potential erosion of existing recycling services. Clark agreed more time and flexibility is needed “so that local communities have a little bit of leverage in trying to put together the best deal that works for them.” She said MMBC, a stewardship group formed of retailers and other packaging producers, must ensure its board includes British Columbians, not just industry representatives in Toronto. Mike Klassen, B.C. director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, urged the premier to go further and “push the reset button” on the entire stewardship program for packaging and printed paper in light of widespread concern. “Not only is it local government and public sector unions not happy with it, small business has very, very big concerns,” he said. Any business that puts packaging or printed paper in the hands of B.C. residents and ultimately the waste stream must register with MMBC as stewards. Some small businesses were unaware of the program until they were warned by MMBC they could face fines of up to $200,000 if they fail to register. Small businesses are worried about unknown costs and the onerous workload they may face under MMBC’s model, Klassen said. “Imagine what it would be like for a small restaurant with their name on the pizza box – they have to track all the weight and the amount of paper that they distribute with those pizzas they deliver and remit fees on a regular basis.” Small businesses have been asked to sign contracts without knowing what the final fee schedule will be, he added. “No small business in their right mind would sign that contract,” Klassen said. “This is the biggest issue we’ve seen come in from calls from our members in several years.” MMBC has said it will take more time to determine the costs of the program and how to apportion then – and it will exempt businesses with revenues of less than $750,000 – but many businesses fear the request that they trust the new agency amounts to signing a blank cheque. Klassen said part of the problem is that MMBC’s board consists of big business representatives who aren’t taking smaller firms’ needs into account. He said it amounts to a Toronto-based “monopoly” and the province should pause implementation while it figures out how to ensure other stakeholders are better represented.

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Cullen warms up to B.C. politics Bill Phillips editor@pgfreepress.com If you want Nathan Cullen to lead the provincial New Democrats, keep lobbying him. The Bulkley Valley-Skeena MP, who was one of the contenders for the federal leadership, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made up his mind yet whether he will make the jump to the provincial scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even a few months ago it seemed like a remote possibility, I was cool to the idea,â&#x20AC;? Cullen told northern media yesterday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still cool to the idea, but it has been warming up to me.â&#x20AC;? A big part of the reason heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warming up to the idea is that he is being lobbied by party members, at all levels, to take a run at the provincial leadership. Current leader Adrian Dix announced last week he will step down as soon as a new leader can be chosen, hopefully by early next year. That lobbying, Cullen says, has been by people

whose opinion and views he respects. And, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s humbled by the confidence party members are putting in him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The offers have been incredibly sincere,â&#x20AC;? he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been kind of surprised, I keep thinking theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about someone else.â&#x20AC;? One of the things that is holding him back is that he is committed to what he is doing as a member of the Official Opposition in Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so much to do and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good work,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that he will launch a tour of the North next month to gain input on what the area thinks about liquefied natural gas. He will start his tour in Prince George, coinciding with the Carrier Sekani Tribal Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquefied natural gas summit. There are plenty of others who are being touted as possible contenders for the leadership and Cullen says the talent pool is pretty deep. John Horgan and Mike Farworth, who both sought the leadership last time are â&#x20AC;&#x153;formidable voices,â&#x20AC;? said

Cullen. He added that David Eby, who defeated Christy Clark in the Vancouver-Point Grey riding is â&#x20AC;&#x153;fantastic, as it George Heyman.â&#x20AC;? One of the good things, Cullen said, is that discussion within the

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Cranbrook Hill home A late-morning fire has completely destroyed a house on Cranbrook Hill last week. Prince George firefighters received the alarm shortly after 9 a.m. September 20. Flames and heavy black smoke could be seen throughout much of the city. Fourteen firefighters, in five trucks arrived to find a house with heavy fire involvement. Due to the fire intensity and extension, crews initially used a defensive strategy, to protect surrounding buildings. They then spent the next two hours focused on extinguishing the fire. No one was home at the time of the blaze, but crews were able to rescue two dogs from the smoke and flames. There is no estimate of damage at this time, but damage to the dwelling is extensive. SENIORS DISCOUNT

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The Inn Flower Place

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Les Beaux Visages

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Check out our two locations!

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Market Coming Soon Krista Sarson Fresh Deli-Bakery & Pizza

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Y O U Get some C culture in O U L D W I N

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Contest Rules: To enter you must be 19 years of age or older â&#x20AC;˘ Winner must pay licensing and insurance. â&#x20AC;˘ The Prince George Free Press reserves the right to put up to 10,000 kms on the vehicle for promotional purposes. â&#x20AC;˘ Prize must be accepted as awarded. â&#x20AC;˘ Finalist agree to be photographed and/or videoed for promotional purposes and to allow the Free Press to use their name or image as requested. Contest is not open to the employees of the Prince George Free Press or their immediate families, or any individuals registering at their place of employment. â&#x20AC;˘ Chances of being drawn as a weekly finalist are approximately one in 200, depending on the number of entries per business. (Businesses with more traffic will likely have more entries) â&#x20AC;˘ Chances of being drawn as a semi finalist from the weekly finalists are one in 20 â&#x20AC;˘ Chances of having a key that starts the vehicle are one in 24.

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www.everythingfoam.com

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Theatre North West (TNW), Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only professional theatre company, joins a host of arts organizations from the local to the national levels to provide fun and free activities in celebration of Culture Days. Sept. 27, 28 and 29, TNW will offer free, behind-thescenes tour of its venue, along with a fun play reading of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The tours are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Friday) Sept. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The play reading happens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Readers will include Ted Price, Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley, Jeremy Stewart, Melissa Glover and members of the TNW staff. All around Prince George and all over Canada, organizations participating in Culture Days will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate â&#x20AC;&#x153;behind the scenesâ&#x20AC;? to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Peruse activities listings at culturedays.ca. Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections that provide Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of art and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free activities helping them to discover their cultural spirt and passion.

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charities in the Prince George area. Apples will be delivered to northern communities by Elks Lodge members from each community. The fruit is scheduled to be unloaded on Sept. 27. “This year, they are again donating a whopping 16,000 pounds of apples and pears via Clark Freightways in the B.C.R. Industrial Site [not by truck as in past years] for pickup on Sept. 28 by lodges to take back to their communities and St. Vincent de Paul in Prince George,” said Laurie Meier, co-chair of the Elks Fruit Run. This brings the amount of fruit donated and delivered to over 72,000 pounds since the start of this project, added Meier. Each year, each lodge participating in the run receives 1,000 pounds of apples to take to their respective community food banks and other charities. “This project could never have been possible if not for the tremendous generosity of the orchard owners. We also thank the many volunteers who made this possible.” In 2012, there was a total of 14,000 pounds of apples and pears delivered to St. Vincent’s in Prince George of which 7,000 pounds was distributed to various food banks and charities in the local area and 7,000 pounds was delivered by Elks Lodges from their respective communities at Williams Lake, Quesnel, McBride, Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake.


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Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Dancers from Judy Russell Enchainement Dance Centre perform during Evening of Pink on Saturday at the PG Civic Centre.

Province presses for training changes Tom Fletcher Black Press The federal government’s new Canada Job Grant would leave lowerskilled workers and many small businesses behind, provincial employment ministers agree. B.C. Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister Shirley Bond joined her provincial counterparts in Toronto Tuesday to emphasize their worries that Ottawa’s new plan will take money from an effective network of retraining programs designed to fit local needs. The Canada Job Grant is due to take effect in April, diverting millions in federal skills training funding to a three-way program that requires employers and provinces to match a $5,000 investment from an employer to upgrade a worker’s skills. The provinces issued a joint report pointing out that “vulnerable clients” of provincial training programs don’t have jobs. With no employer to put up a share, they won’t qualify for the new program. “The federal government has provided no evidence that the proposal

would help workers or employers,” the report states. “However, it would divert funding from existing provincial and territorial programs that are delivering good results.” Bond said federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has agreed to meet with provincial ministers to hear their concerns. She said small businesses have also raised the alarm that Ottawa’s plan doesn’t work for them. Provinces say full implementation of the Canada Job Grant would take $600 million a year out of current programs, particularly those for young people, disabled people, aboriginal people, recent immigrants, social assistance recipients, long-term unemployed and older workers. Bond said one such B.C. program at risk is BladeRunners, which targets young aboriginal people. Service providers funded by BladeRunners include: • Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre Society in Williams Lake and Quesnel • Ktunaxa Nation Council in Cranbrook, Kimberley and Creston • Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training.

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Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities have endorsed having local elections every four years, to match up with provincial votes. The resolution to extend terms of office from three years to four was supported by 60 per cent of voting delegates, who want the B.C. government to make the change in time for municipal elections in November 2014. If it is enacted, B.C. would join Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, which have four-year terms for local politicians. The issue has divided urban and rural communities for years, with some rural councillors call-

ing for shorter terms for what they say is mainly volunteer work with minimum pay. One rural delegate said the idea comes from “professional politicians” in the Lower Mainland, where council pay is higher. Proponents argue that four-year terms reduce turnover and would increase local election participation by being timed with provincial votes. The UBCM executive added another argument for the change, noting that several local mayors and councillors were elected to the B.C. legislature in May. The executive called for direction from the province “to avoid governance conflicts, expensive byelections, long absences on council and boards and the double-dipping of salaries.” The UBCM rejected the suggestion of four-year terms at its 2010 convention. It was debated and supported in 2007. Earlier motions supported the current system of elections every three years province-wide.

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Elton and the Emmys Well, I’ve always said it. Newsrooms are the best place to work for a drama queen. Like me. I knocked off early from work Sunday (don’t tell the boss) so I could catch the 65th Prime Time Emmys. Not surprisingly, The News Rooms’s star Jeff Daniels won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his portrayal as anchorman. In his acceptance speech, Daniels credited the shows’ writers who regularly deliver a fresh and wonderful script every two weeks and he also gave a shout out to real life journalists out there who deal with breaking news every day. Well every week at the Free Press there is a new script too, and, generally, we write it ourselves. I would be hard pressed, though, to come up with so many great lines, episodes and scenarios. Alas, our lives are not that exciting. That’s why it’s always good to be able to star gaze. Michael Douglas for instance, looked healthy and handsome clutching a golden lady statuette for his outstanding performance as Liberace in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra. “You’re only as good as your other hand,” he quipped, nodding to actor Matt Damon who played the pianist’s live-in lover Scott Horson. And Sir Elton John’s piano tribute to Liberace was a great touch to the evening’s entertainment. His performance reminded me how very lucky we are to have had him put on a fantastic show here in Prince George. Michael J. Fox made a heartwarmTEA WITH TERESA TERESAMALLAM ing appearance, so did one of my Elton John, who was in Prince George in 2010, played a tribute favourite comedians, Bob Newhart to Liberace at Sunday’s Emmy Awards. who got very emotional and had to wipe away a tear. But for me, the best part of the Emmys is to see who’s there might have looked better on a brunette – but I leave that to the and what they are wearing. That’s why it’s important for me not to Fashion Police tonight (Monday) to mull over any fashion faux miss the red carpet entrance. pas. There were brief on the red carpet interviews with the stars and Speaking of faux pas, Stephen Colbert appeared to wipe his their spouses leading up to the show, and I really hope this one wife’s kiss from his mouth as he made his way to the stage to colcouple did not hear as they walked away: “They look like a cake lect his first Emmy for Colbert Report. topper.” It may have been because she left too much lipstick behind but That’s as bad as saying they look like Barbie and Ken. it looked, um, bad. We’ve all had them. Awkward moments that Heidi Klum is my pick for the evening’s glitz and glam girl. would have surely gone unnoticed if the camera had not been Great burgundy dress. Emmy award winner Claire Danes was in a there to record it for posterity. Moments that good writers turn whiter shade of pale dress that given her fair skin and blonde hair into award-winning sitcom series like Modern Family.

Movement afoot to draft Cullen There seems to be a draft Nathan Cullen beyond hope, but at least we’d have one movement for the British Columbia New who comes from beyond Hope. Democrat Party leadership. 2. Cullen could spend more time with Speaking with northern reporters his young family, maybe. We would have Thursday, the Bulkley Valley-Skeena MP lots of photo ops with our premier and was genuinely humbled by the support his family. Justin Trudeau could be prime he’s received from rank-and-file minister and we could have and upper echelon members of dueling good-looking leadthe provincial party. ers. (Damn, forgot to ask “I kept thinking they were Cullen if he’s ever toked up.) talking about someone else,” 3. We would have a prehe said about the push from mier who actually knows provincial New Democrats for Prince George and the him to jump to the provincial North. scene. 4. We would have a preIt certainly has to be flatmier who, when they say tering to have a lot of people they are against the Northsaying you should aspire to be ern Gateway pipeline project, premier. WRITER’S BLOCK they actually mean it. With all due respect to David 5. On a serious note, the BILLPHILLIPS Letterman, here is my top-10 NDP would have a leader list as to why Cullen should seek the NDP who isn’t tied to the existing party strucleadership, why the NDP should pick him, ture or elite. “I don’t claim to know the and why he should be the next premier. intricacies of Victoria or our party,” he 1. We could still have a premier who is said in his scrum with reporters yesterday.

It would be a steep learning curve, but the best thing for the NDP would be to have someone who is somewhat removed from the current workings of the party. It worked for the Liberals and Christy Clark who could distance herself from the Gordon Campbell Liberals. 6. Former MLA and Prince George city councillor Alf Nunweiler has endorsed him, as have others, but you can read Alf ’s endorsement on the letters page. 7. Did I mention there’d be a political party leader and possible premier from outside the Lower Mainland? Oops, forgot that Christy Clark is from West Kelowna. 8. The television cameras like Cullen. He’s a likeable guy. Not that the current leader isn’t, but he’s not comfortable in a crowd. 9. Did I mention that there’d be a political leader and possible premier from outside the Lower Mainland? The last one of those was actually Bill Bennett Jr. 10. He knows where Prince George is on the map.

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Parking lots not for racing Note to some Prince George drivers: Parking lots are not freeways. Now, these are probably the same drivers who treat Ospika Boulevard as a freeway, so clearly their I.Q. is lower than the speed limit on Ospika, but their transgressions are magnified in a parking lot. Pine Centre Mall seems to be the worst. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen people cruising along the stretch in front of Sears at about 50 km/h, then maintaining that speed as they whip across a number of parking spots to get to the one they want. ALLANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AMBLINGS The white lines on the ALLANWISHART pavement obviously have as much meaning to them as the speed limit and (I assume) the chance of pedestrians walking through the lot. I am a careful driver at all times, but I tend to become more cautious in parking lots. Par of that is because of the increased number of vehicles and people around, and part of it is because many of those people and vehicles (and the people driving the vehicles) apparently checked their brains at the parking lot entrance. Find a safe parking spot in almost any mall in the city, and then just watch things for a few minutes. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see the aforementioned speed merchants tearing through the parking lot in all directions. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see drivers get into their parked vehicles and immediately pull out into the lane in front of them, sometimes not bothering to check to see if a pedestrian or another vehicle is occupying that same space. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see pedestrians walking right down the middle of the lanes, usually moving quite slowly as they do their best to block traffic (except for the fact that many of the

drivers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watching for pedestrians). And just think, in a couple of months there will be a) snow on the ground, and b) more people at the malls doing their Christmas shopping. Sounds like fun.

TIME WARP AGAIN At the time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writing this, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even started my holidays yet. By the time you read it, I will (if all goes well) have been to Seattle and back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been one of the stranger aspects of the newspaper business to me, the time lag we so frequently run into. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sitting at my desk, and fall hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even started yet. By the time this appears in print, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in the last real weekend of September. Which brings me back to one of my pet peeves: Where have the first nine months of the year gone? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like it was that long ago that we were doing the year-end issue of the Free Press for 2012. Now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m already starting to think about the end of this year.

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ome might say saner heads prevailed, others (Mayor Shari Green) lamented the council has only delayed the inevitable. The bottom line is that council responded to the community’s concerns about pay parking and shelved the controversial and expensive plan. There were a couple of things that surfaced throughout this debate that was heated, controversial, and, in the end, healthy for the community. One thing that surfaced was a dismissal of the old saying that “you can’t fight city hall.” Council almost approved the pay parking plan back in July when it first came before council, but pressure from the Downtown Business Improvement Association, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, and the public in general prompted council to step back and gather more information. Not surprisingly, except perhaps to council, was the fact that were other, better, and less expensive ideas about how to deal with parking than what city staff had recommended. Granted, council has to listen to and trust the recommendations from city staff, but they should also listen to what the public has to say. One of the things that the public told council was that some city services aren’t designed to be revenue generators for the city. That was one of the fundamental flaws in finance committee chair Cameron Stolz’s approach when he started pushing this idea. He saw it as a way to make money rather than a way to deal with, as Coun. Lyn Hall pointed out, a five-block area downtown that has congestion. The public saw through that immediately and, eventually, so did council who are tasked with balancing the books so the prospect of more revenue is understandably appealing. One of the other most incredulous revelations throughout this entire exercise is the realization that, for some reason, Prince George is either unable, or unwilling, to actually enforce parking regulations. Who could blame anyone now from simply tossing a parking ticket when they get one. The city won’t tow and if you don’t pay it doesn’t seem like they can, or will, collect either. It’s astounding to think that a huge amount of money owed in fined sits uncollected. There’s your cash cow. In the end, pay parking has been shelved but it doesn’t mean the status quo will remain indefinitely. Parking rules will eventually change, including a willingness to tow. If council decides to involve the DBIA, Chamber of Commerce, and other downtown interests, the final decision will be a good one.

Pay parking debate start of the 2014 election campaign The city council meeting last Monday was the start of the how to change. The task is not impossible but changing staff campaign by the councillors and mayor to get elected again culture is more like turning a battleship than an aluminum in 2014. There is still a year and a bit before voters show runabout. their opinion of the present council members The present council has given the appearance of at the ballot box, but it is obvious that some making up their minds and giving the opinions councillors feel it is time to carve out a place of staff a greater weight than the opinions of the which is individually theirs. people who elected them. The bulldozer came The stage used to demonstrate their individout of the shed a few times too many. Setting uality was the letting of a contract to have paid time limits on public hearings and other someparking returned to the downtown core. Keep what devious tactics are simply a way of defusing in mind the same councillors who performed opposition and gives the appearance the decision on Monday night had essentially approved the has already been made. move several months ago but now have had a The opposition to bringing back paid parking change of heart. If they had engaged in some to the downtown was strong and gained strength. consultation with both the public and the It was an attempt to jiggle a few more dollars out downtown business community at an earlier of the good citizens of Prince George and was ONSIDE time they could have saved a lot of people a seen as such. When the costs are examined, there VICBOWMAN is not even a decent return on the investment. great deal of anguish and time. Those councillors, who are now trying to Why inconvenience thousands of people for such back pedal and in effect saying they didn’t recognize the real a little gain? problem, are acknowledging the incompetence of themselves We need city staff with the knowledge to operate our city and the city staff they rely upon. Members of council must in an effective manner. They can only do that when they be able to accept expert opinions from their staff and other have clear guidance from the elected council. If council does experts. If they cannot do so, then he single most important not understand the kind of city policies which are accepted duty of council is to establish clear responsibilities and if by the majority of citizens, then they have failed in their they are not met, then take action. principal task. If council can decide the performance required from The rest of us also have an obligation. We must pay atstaff, the burden of making change is on the shoulders of tention to what candidates are saying. We have to ask for the city manager. In fairness to her, she must have a clear their vision and understanding of what we wish to be as a and enduring understanding of the wishes of council. If she community. It is not enough just to turn up and cast a balgets that clarity, then she must be given reasonable time to lot. We must mark that ballot favouring candidates who best study the current culture of city staff and make decisions on reflect our wishes for our community. CIRCULATION MANAGER: LANA METZ circulation@pgfreepress.com | 250-564-0504

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Columns ‘promoted division’ Editor: Two recent articles, published in your newspaper, have caused me to write this letter. Both expressed opinions that are contrary to the values of respect, empathy, and tolerance. The first, published on September 6, written by Delynda Pilon, suggested that people who talk out loud to nobody in particular, are ?... obviously a lunatic, and probably dangerous? As a previous letter pointed out (September 13, Margeaux Schilling), this description is completely out of date and inaccurate, [and] also creates stigma against people living with mental illness and contributes to the message that they are inferior and to be feared? I second this reaction, and add that Pilon should consider the weight of her words, her capacity to reinforce common stereo-

types and legitimize false perspectives in a public forum. According to a recently released Statistics Canada report, one in six Canadians needed mental health care last year. Perhaps instead of writing articles that reinforce stigma against those living with mental illness, Ms. Pilon could use her position to refute stereotypes and promote acceptance of all people, regardless of their health status. The second article, published September 20, again reinforced false stereotypes and legitimized stigma against a segment of the population. “Bear hunting ban shouldn’t be a First Nations-only issue” by Todd Hamilton stated that Canadian hunting laws demonstrate “fundamental racism.” Mr. Hamilton, First Nation peoples are not a “race,” and therefore using the term

“racism” to describe differential treatment for First Nation peoples is inaccurate. First Nation peoples are the First people, the original owners and inhabitants of this land now know as Canada. There are hundreds of unique Nations across Canada, differentiated by language, cultural practices, and history. Mr. Hamilton argues that First Nation peoples should not have unique rights to carry out traditional cultural practices, including hunting and fishing. In fact, he states, “one can only wonder what the reaction would be if the current hunting and fishing regulations were reversed and First Nations were told that only Caucasians and Asiatic peoples were allowed to harvest a particular animal.” This statement indicates complete ignorance of the unique status of First Nation peoples in Canada, as the First

peoples of this land. First Nation peoples have both a right and a responsibility to maintain their culture, and as guests on their land, I believe we have a responsibility to support the maintenance of this culture through hunting and fishing laws, that, far from racist, are equitable. Equitable of course, being quite different from equal. As editor of the Free Press, I strongly urge you to consider the impact of the articles you publish. As a free, widely available newspaper, you have a duty to promote respect, empathy, and tolerance. Rather than publishing articles that promote division and intolerance, I suggest publishing articles that illuminate and celebrate difference. Alice Muirhead Prince George

Supporting Nathan Cullen Editor: I have endorsed Skeena MP Nathan Cullen for B.C. provincial NDP leader. He is young, capable, experienced, aggressive and very able to be leader and our next premier. Ideally I, believe he is the right man for the times - for the north and for British Columbia - economically, environmentally and socially. I endorsed him for leader the last time and am proud to endorse him again this time. Alf Nunweiler, former B.C. Minister of Northern Affairs, and former P.G. city councillor

Photographer was in the right Editor: I just read the article by Teresa Mallam about her experience at the Dwight Yoakam concert and as a security professional with 25 years of experience I must say that I am appalled by the conduct, (but not surprised), of his personal security. The security for stars often have an overinflated sense of importance which can lend itself to abuses of power. In this case assault. I have seen many times, from both sides of the stage, guards fail to comply with these laws, so let me state them clearly here now. Touching someone without their consent is assault. Touching someone who is voluntarily complying with what has been requested of them, is assault. Searching someone is beyond the scope of security and may only be done by a peace officer. A security guard may request that you empty your pockets, open your backpack, purse, etcetera, and can deny admission if refused, but cannot physically search said items themselves. From what is in the article it seems that at no point did Teresa Mallam resist her expulsion and therefore no use of force was required. Ergo, she was assaulted. Bruce Fader Prince George

Allan WISHART/Free Press Members of the Cops for Cancer Tour de North chat with students at Sacred Heart Elementary last week. The riders, who are riding for pediatric cancer awareness, got into Prince George Tuesday evening and left again on Wednesday. The ride was scheduled to wrap up Thursday in Williams Lake, after starting in Fort St. John.

Local events celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Editor: World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated worldwide October 1 to 7, 2013. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers” to highlight the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families. Infant feeding is one of the most important decisions that new families make. Evidence is clear that breastfeeding is a normal and ideal way to feed an infant. Infants who are not exclusively breastfed for their first six months of life are more likely to develop a wide range of chronic and acute diseases, including ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome, obesity and respiratory illnesses. Mothers also benefit from breastfeeding with a decreased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Despite most mothers wanting to breastfeed, many are met with multiple and complex barriers that keep them

from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals. Support and encouragement can make success possible for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Appropriate breastfeeding support can build a mother’s confidence to continue with breastfeed. It is critical that breastfeeding families be supported by their community. Breastfeeding peer counselors, mother-to-mother support groups, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certificates work in communities and can provide a wealth of knowledge and support to breastfeeding families. World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated globally by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). For more information, visit the WABA website at www.waba.org and Baby Friendly Initiative at www.babyfriendly.ca. Activities planned in Prince George for World Breastfeed-

ing Week are: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration An opportunity for mothers to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding, expression, and more! When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: The Northern Interior Health Unit Auditorium. 2013 Breastfeeding Challenge Come join thousands of mothers breastfeeding their babies at the same time worldwide! Refreshments and cake are provided. When: October 5/2013 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Prince George, Public Library: Bob Harkins Branch. Laura Ravlic Registered Nurse Northern Health


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Government lacks true family-friendly policies Paul Strickland Special to the Free Press Conservatives and traditionalists wring their hands in concern over very small families and a reproduction rate well below what is required for replacement of the population. Political, corporate and social leaders attack the millennial generation as “lazy” and “entitled,” says Toronto labour lawyer Andrew Langille. In so doing, they are borrowing vocabulary from American Tea Party Republicans. Some condemn the young people as “whiners and complainers” “self-absorbed” with their “First World Problems”. All these critics fail to see economic trends, corporate practices, and neo-liberal and neo-conservative government policies that take away from young people the economic and social independence required to establish a household and start a family. “In the absence of a national post-secondary education strategy, university tuition will triple in a generation, soaring to new levels, saddling our graduates with more debt . . . ,” writes Tim Harper, national affairs columnist for Torstar Syndication Services. “The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) studied the tuition question and found the average Canadian student graduated $37,000 in debt,” he said in the Sept. 16, 2013 Medicine Hat News. In just the next four years the average cost of tuition and compulsory fees for Canadian undergraduate students will rise by almost 13 per cent, from $6,610 this fall to an estimated $7437 in 2016-17, the CCPA concluded in its study released Sept. 11. Annual tuition for UNBC arts students stands at $5,464 for 10 courses or 30 credit hours. If it takes graduates ten years to pay down student loan debt, they often delay by that length of time making a down payment on a house, beginning

mortgage payments and starting a family. A magazine that has unreasonably trashed the Baby Boom generation in the recent past, Maclean’s, published a half-way fair article on the phenomenon of small families in its Sept. 9, 2013, issue (“The Curse of Small Families,” by Brian Bethune), despite an inflammatory frontcover headline, “Why Boomers Are Doomed.” Bethune quotes a Harvard demographer, Michael Teitelbaum, who says that for any generation in an uncertain economy -- boomers or millennials -- marriage- and child-aversion are among their risk-management strategies. “If governments wanted to have low fertility rates, what they would do -- if they understood the phenomenon -- is what they have actually done without intending to lower fertility, which is to make life hard for young adults,” Teitelbaum says in Bethune’s article. “If you make things hard for young men and women between 20 and 35, by stretching out their educations, by raising the risk they face of not being able to find a job or becoming unemployed soon after, stagnating wages, allowing housing prices to rise rapidly, they will have very few children.” Jane Jacobs, in her 2005 book Dark Age Ahead, observed that from the late 1930s through the early 1970s, “the median income of an American or Canadian family was sufficient to cover the mortgage costs of a medianpriced house or the rent of a median-priced apartment. But at some point in the 1970s, the two figures -- median shelter cost and median income -- slipped out of whack.” Soon ninety per cent of families in larger Canadian cities could no longer afford to buy what not so long ago was considered an ordinary house. It reaches the point where a person never gets into the clear. One can only manage debt. Too many live from paycheque to paycheque, with no job security to raise a family. More and more credit cards and lines of credit are pushed on people. Many people are reduced to permanent debt peonage. Rapidly proliferating unpaid internships pressed on young people also harm their interests and future. Over the past ten years there has been an explosion of unpaid internships in the labour market, says Langille, who specializes in labour standards issues. “We’re seeing the erosion of the entry-level position and paid employees replaced with interns,” Langille said at this year’s conference of the Ontario Justice Education Network. “Unpaid internships have a direct impact on the economy through contributing to youth unemployment, driving down wages, slowing economic growth and allowing employers to replace paid employees with unpaid, vulnerable young workers or recent immigrants.” When will there be truly family-friendly policies from governments? When will governments and corporations see that the purpose of an economy is to help people find family-friendly jobs in their own communities and regions, rather than allow them to become servants of distant, capricious overseers? “What’s an economy for?” asks David Korten, an American economist.

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Regulator’s reading on smart meters VICTORIA – Despite efforts to keep the smart meter “controversy” alive by repeating imaginary health claims, the end is near. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has made what sounds like a final offer to holdouts. You want to keep your old mechanical meter, fill your boots. It’ll cost you an extra $35 a month, starting in December. If you insist on a “radio off ” wireless meter, there will be a setup fee of $100 and a monthly fee of $20 to have someone collect the readings. These charges are to be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, the independent panel that smart meter opponents want to review BC Hydro’s whole smart grid project. B.C. VIEWS As it happens, the TOMFLETCHER BCUC recently did just that for an application by FortisBC to install wireless meters for its Okanagan and Kootenay customers. The meters were approved, and the findings are instructive. The BCUC report notes that it received “many” complaints about smart meter signals being added to existing radio frequency (RF) sources. Some used familiar scare rhetoric about “toxic microwave radiation” that’s promoted by people trying to make money by exploiting fear. One of the experts retained by FortisBC was Dr. Yakov Shkolnikov, an electrical engineer with advanced degrees from Princeton and Cornell Universities. His testimony was not challenged by any of the lineup of opponents. A sample of his findings illustrates the absurdity of this whole discussion. Shkolnikov calculated that a cell phone in use generates radio signals that reach 10 per cent of the international safety code limit. A microwave oven generates 2.3 per cent of the safe limit. A cordless phone: 1.25 per cent. A wi-fi signal: 0.0045 per cent. A bank of smart meters, not separated by a wall, registers 0.0019 per cent. The natural background RF level is 0.013 per cent. Note the decimal place. The level in the middle of a wilderness is more than 10 times that received from a bank of meters. BCUC staff added, for comparison, the radio

signal level emitted by a human body. It’s 0.018 per cent. What this means is your spouse snoring beside you is a stronger source of RF than a whole wall of smart meters. Experts put up by opponents didn’t fare so well. One was Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian Forces officer from Kelowna who travels around taking readings, talking to elderly people about alleged hazards of meters, and making claims to the media about what he has called the single biggest threat to human health today. The BCUC found his military experience not “relevant,” and his evidence frequently “incorrect, exaggerated and/or unsubstantiated.” Then there was Curtis Bennett, who described himself as “chief science officer” for a company called Thermoguy. He spoke on behalf of West Kootenay Concerned Citizens. In a 2012 letter to the B.C. energy ministry, Bennett warned of the danger of smart meters triggering “molecular earthquakes.” The BCUC panel wrote: “While Mr. Bennett has an electrician’s knowledge of electrical systems, it is clear that he is unqualified to give expert opinion evidence on the health effects of RF, exposure standards for RF, enIntegris On-A-Roll gineering, physics or geological phenomena such as earthquakes.” Citizens for Safe Technology put up one Dr. Donald Maisch, who claimed to have experience with this issue in Australia. The panel noted that Maisch runs EMFacts Consultancy, and agreed with FortisBC’s argument that “Dr. Maisch’s consulting livelihood depends upon public fears and concerns about RF exposure.” Would you like this circus of quackery to be restaged over BC Hydro’s program, at your expense?

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Hearing impaired fundraiser sets big goal for Terry Fox Foundation Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com Jim Terrion Jr. lives in a silent world but he marches to his own drum. Terrion, 52, was born deaf. He communicates mostly by writing down what he wants to say or by using sign language. It can be a frustrating and slow process. Especially for new people he meets on the street or those who open their doors when he’s out canvassing. That has never stopped him though from raising whopping amounts of money for charity events and causes he holds dear to him like the annual Terry Fox Run. Terrion raised $3,963 in Prince George in pledges from the local run this month even though he was in his former home, Prince Rupert, taking part in its fundraising event. He raised money for them too. “Jim raised $24,730.25 in 23 days in Prince Rupert,” said his proud mother, Faye. “That brings his fundraising total to date – Teresa MALLAM/Free Press since he first started his walks in 1990 – to Jim Terrion Jr. and his mother Faye chat at the kitchen table on Tuesday. The two have used sign language to communicate a grand total of $584,557.80. I think that’s ever since Jim who was born deaf was a little boy. quite an accomplishment.” nized for his fundraising efforts. The problem is he has 95 per cent Indeed, it would be exceptional for any On the wall, is a framed portrait of hearing loss in his inner ear which person but Terrion is dealing with a disability. In 1990 Fox given to him by the family and controls the speech and language.” he walked across Canada and back, 6,300 miles in eight Terry Fox Foundation. He also has Terrion graduated school in 1980. months, on a fundraising mission to raise awareness for numerous plaques, certificates and a He began training for his first walk in people with hearing disabilities. signed picture from his friend Rick 1977, hoping to raise awareness about He continues to challenge himself every day. That has Hansen, a bronzed running shoe, a the many challenges facing deaf and made him try even harder and set his sights even higher. momento of his walk on behalf of the hearing impaired people. “He was walking through Saskatchewan years ago in deaf community. “In Prince Rupert everybody knew temperatures of minus 45 degrees and the driver asked him His most prized possession? A him, so communication was not a to stop, he wouldn’t stop. He just kept on going. He always photograph of him dropping the puck problem. When I moved to Prince pushes himself to do more. That hasn’t changed.” in Vancouver on Oct. 29, 2011 at a George in 1994, he didn’t want to In one day, on August 7, 1990, he logged 100 kilometres. Canucks game. come with me. He wanted to be indeIn his journal, Terrion wrote that he got up at five or six in “Jim was about 12 when we got him pendent but it was hard for him to find the morning and “never stopped” until dark. into the Jericho Hill School for the work there. Just as on that wintry day, over 20 years ago, Terrion now Deaf in Vancouver, ” said Faye. “We “In 2006 he moved here and bought has a new goal in mind. knew something was wrong. We took a trailer for himself and I sold my The reporter asks him, “how much do you want to raise him first for testing and eventually our place and moved into his. Within a for the Terry Fox Run?” MLA in Prince Rupert stepped in and short time he had gotten two jobs, one He holds up one finger, smiles, and mouths the words: we saw a specialist in Victoria. at Save On Foods and he also works “One million dollars.” “When he was a young boy, people now in housekeeping at the hospial He shows the reporter a tall filing cabinet where he keeps Teresa MALLAM/Free Press (UHNBC). actually thought he was retarded bein neatly organized folders, facts, figures and letters, dated Jim Terrion Jr. with a portrait of his cause he could not communicate.” As the reporter and Terrion sit at the newspaper clippings of his walks, awards, and – most imCanadian hero Terry Fox which was Soon they knew the truth. kitchen table, he and Faye carry on an portantly to him – the amount of money he’s raised. gifted to him by Fox’s family members “We found out he has normal hear- and the Terry Fox Run Foundation. animated “talk” about their day. Both Inspired by his childhood hero, Terry Fox, who overcame ing in his outer ear, so he can hear a say they want people in Prince George adversity to run marathons across Canada and motivate beeping car horn or if I clap loud enough, he can hear that. people to support cancer research, Terrion is getting recogCONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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Evil Dead brings the blood Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com Evil Dead is just in time for Halloween. This very funny live stage show is an absolute departure for Judy Russell, said show director Anna Russell who brought her own vision of Christmas Carol to the stage last year. The new musical was chosen and cast in record time. “It’s a little dark,” said Anna, during a rehearsal break Tuesday. “And it’s a bit ‘campy’ – but there’s lots of comedy. We wanted to put on something to do with Halloween. We thought of having a Haunted House but then I remembered Evil Dead from when I lived in Vancouver. “So we decided to do it, and then it all came together very quickly, we pulled together actors we knew from previous productions.”

Fans of the movie will know the story and all its characters, and they’ll love the musical, says Anna. But you don’t have to be a horror flick fan to love this show. Audience members who are new to the genre are also in for a real treat. And did I mention, lots of blood? “This is very different from when I directed [Judy Russell’s] Christmas Carol where I adapted it especially for what we wanted to bring to the stage,” said Anna. “The biggest challenge for me with Evil Dead is the special effects, all the tricks and .... the blood.” Ah, yes, the blood. Did I mention how this reporter feels queasy at the mere sight of blood? That it is the big reason why I did not go into nursing? Well apparently, according to the Russells – all of them, producers Bill and Judy, Enchainement Productions Inc., actors Matt and Andrew, actor/ Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Matt Russell as Ash, a housewares employee and college student during rehearsals at PG Playhouse Tuesday. Death, dismemberment and dance numbers: an uncharacteristic, unlikely and unnerving scenario of Judy and Bill Russell’s latest musical theatre production, Evil Dead which runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 2.

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director/choreographer Anna Russell, choreographer Nicole Russell and show designer Jonathan (I’m guessing baby Russell is junior technical advisor in charge of sound) – I will be too busy laughing and having a good time to notice the red blood gushing from assorted severed limbs. That’s a good thing. Evil Dead, the musical, is loaded with talent: Matt Russell in the lead role as Ash, Anais Barnes as Cheryl, Ash’s sister, Shelby Meaney as Annie, Anna Russell as Linda, Adam Harasimiuk as Ed, Annie’s boyfriend, Nigel McInnis as Scott, Andrew Russell as Jake, Jenny Tracey as Shelly and Anthony Gagne as Fake Shemp. Music is provided by the Evil Dead Rock Trio: Curtis Abriel on piano, Erin Yule on drums, Patrick Michaud on guitars. The songs have very weird titles like What the F***Was That? and All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons. Evil Dead, the musical, takes Teresa MALLAM/Free Press all the elements of cult classic Anais Barnes as Cheryl, Ash’s annoying little sister in Judy Russell’s latest musihorror films – Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness – cal production Evil Dead. and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. The plot: Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s up to Ash, a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies, limbs are dismembered and demons are telling bad jokes. And they do all this to music. Judy Russell Enchainement Productions Inc. presents Evil Dead, the musical. Featuring the real triple threat: Death, dismemberment and dance numbers. Ask about tickets in the Splatter Zone. Parental guidance is advised. Show runs from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 at the Prince George Playhouse. Tickets are at at Studio 2880. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.


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towards the purchase of a new high definition breast imagery ultrasound machine. Guest speaker Dr. Michelle Suter explained the new machine, much like with high definition television, provides a better and more precise picture to assist a medical team including oncologists with their patients treatment plans. Still, the message was that more needs to be done. “It is clear we’re winning the battles but not the war,” said acting mayor and city Coun. Dave Wilbur, who noted both his father and grandfather had died from cancer. However, he praised the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and its fundraising partners for their work in the war effort. For one month, Peacock and The Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Rosa Albinati, Denise Renaud, Maria Love and Lisa Engstrom enjoy Evening of Pink, an annual event Inn Flower Place will donate money started by Monica Peacock to raise funds for hospital equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of from its Vase Charity Program (visit breast cancer. www.pgflowers.com for more.

Acts of kindness highlighted the ninth annual Evening of Pink event on Saturday. Two winners of the annual event’s 50/50 draw each gave back their winnings of $450 to help fundraising efforts and move the total closer to the 2013 goal of $30,000. Engaging emcee and radio personality Carol Gass – who’s almost never lost for words – was taken by surprise as one after another, both recipients their wishes known. Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid was keynote speaker. The former MLA for Vancouver-Fairview, a family physician who among several portfolios, held the post of B.C.’ s Minister of Health, provided some facts about breast cancer. She spoke about new drugs, progress being made in finding a cure for breast

cancer and she talked candidly about her own journey after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 50. The event inluded a sit-down dinner, silent auction, draw for a Darrell Hubbell uniquely-designed pendant, entertain-

ment and presentations. Event founder Monica Peacock thanked dinner sponsors of 44 cancer patients in attendance Saturday. She also praised the efforts of 27 young people who had been with her for the past four years, volunteering their time to help make the annual event a success. About $23,000 is raised every year through Evening of Pink to help with the purchase of hospital equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Peacock said. This year’s proceeds go

Teresa MALLAM/Free Press A sea of pink...deep pink roses in vases sit in the lobby at the PG Civic Centre waiting to be presented at the Evening of Pink on Saturday. The annual event founded by Monica Peacock is a fundraiser to purchase hospital equipment for use in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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Friendship Centre offers catering from the SmokeHouse Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, The Gathering Place, held an open house last Thursday to let people know about their meeting and dining rooms and the wide range of menu items they offer for breakfast, lunch and supper. They also run a catering program from their Smokehouse kitchen. Chef Alan O’Reilly was in the Smokehouse on Thursday making sure the appetizer and dessert trays were filled and that guests had enough delicious food to sample. The hard work – food preparation – had already been done. Now it was time for students in the Smokehouse culinary program to take a bow and put what they’ve learned in the spotlight. Acting executive director Patsy Melenchuck says they are in the process of hiring a baker to add to

their list of menu items. “All our events are alcohol free. We have different-sized rooms that can be set up for different occasions and booked for special events such as office meetings and conferences, depending on how many people there are.” The Power of Friendship Hall, a theatre style lecture room, seats 150 people, the Gallery Room seats 50 people and the Circle of Unity Room has a capacity for 30 people, she said. All catering is done in-house by Smokehouse Restaurant and off site catering is also available. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Friday is our Fish and Chip day which is very popular. It’s hard to get a seat. And we have daily specials.” For more information on catering or other services at the Native Friendship Centre phone Jessica 250-614-7726 or email hospitality@pgnfc. com.

PEACE FISH & WILDLIFE COMPENSATION PROGRAM SEEKS A PUBLIC BOARD MEMBER The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) in the Peace region is currently seeking a Public Representative to participate on the FWCP-Peace Board for a three-year term, starting November 1, 2013.

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The FWCP is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., First Nations, and local community members, to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife affected by the creation of BC Hydro-owned and operated generation facilities in the Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions of British Columbia. FWCP-Peace operates within the watersheds of the Williston and Dinosaur reservoirs, funding fish and wildlife compensation projects for the existing Peace River BC Hydro facilities.

Sylvia Patrick serves up finger foods at the PG Native Friendship Centre’s Open House on Thursday. The event featured appetizers, sandwiches and desserts made by the culinary program students from the centre’s Smokehouse.

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Board members are drawn from the full range of communities with a connection to these watersheds and provide oversight to program planning and implementation, including the approval of all project work. We are seeking a responsible and capable person committed to fish, wildlife and environmental sustainability in the Program area, who will offer a regional perspective on FWCP issues in carrying out the duties of a Board member. Qualified individuals, committed to supporting thriving and sustainable watersheds, and representing a broad range of interests, are invited to apply, or be nominated by a community group.

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to know that if they see him at their door canvassing for cancer or other community groups, that he is doing so for all the right reasons. During his time walking and raising money and awareness, Terrion has made friends all over the world. He shows the reporter postcards from friends in Toyko, Hong Kong and Singapore. He can’t wait to get to Brunei, Malaysia for the Terry Fox Run Day in November 2015. Even for him, that’s a big trip. His goal is set and he can’t wait to go. 2015 can’t come soon enough. There are no words – just one big smile for the reporter to show how excited he is to be going to another country doing what he loves best. Walking and raising money for the Terry Fox Run. His mother will go along, she says, to help out with interpreting for him. “I’m so proud of him,” she says, glancing around the house that speaks volumes about Terrion’s giving spirit and dauntless courage.

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Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Renowned artist David Alexander with Reds over A Northern Winter, one his works in The Shape of Place, an exhibit organized and circulated by Kelowna Art Gallery. The exhibit is at Two Rivers Gallery until Sept. 29.

Shape of Place on display Celebrated Canadian artist David Alexander was at Two Rivers Gallery last Thursday to give an artist’s talk and slide show of his work in conjunction with his travelling exhibition, The Shape of Place. The exhibit is on display until Sept. 29. Alexander enjoys painting the landscape and his exceptionally beautiful, large-scale acrylic on canvas pieces selected for this show – as in his other shows – were carefully “edited down,” he said, noting that he’s painted literally thousands of pieces over the years. The artist retired to the Okanagan to live and work after spending 23 years in Saskatoon, Sask. He is originally from British Columbia.

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Alexander has travelled the world, experiencing and interpreting landscapes as he has hiked and boated through it. This show brings together works from all phases of his career and depicts such varied locales as the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, Canadian prairies, and the Rocky Mountains. The Shape of Place is organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery and it is touring nationally. Accompanying the show is a trade book with texts from six writers. For more information on this and upcoming exhibits visit www. tworiversgallery.ca.

Health professionals are once again being asked to donate their gently used uniforms, which will then be sold with proceeds supporting CNC’s Making a Difference bursaries for health sciences students. The lightly-scrubbed scrubs drive is organized by CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko, who co-ordinated four successful drives in 2011 and 2012. “It makes a huge difference in the lives of students and it gives health professionals a way to give back,” said Esopenko. “The students are very grateful to those who help fund their education.” So far, $2,500 has been awarded to students who have demonstrated professionalism and community dedication. Collection bins have been set up at three drop-off locations – CNC’s library, Lakewood Dental and the Spirit of the North Health Care Foundation office at University Hospital of Northern BC. Any health professional – from doctors, nurses and medical lab technologists to medical radiography technologists, health care assistants, dental hygienists and assistants – can donate their scrubs. They must be washed, in good shape and recyclable for others to use. The donated scrubs, tops and bottoms, will then be sold for $5 each on Oct. 7 in CNC’s Gathering Place (atrium) from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Community News Rabbits and Roses provides decor they are going to last for another 100 years,” said Melody. “Older pieces have real character and quality. They are unique so they are a good addition to any home.” Rabbits and Roses gift boutique is located at 3955 Hart Highway. Store hours are Wed. to Sat. 10:30 a.m.

Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com Melody Gunderson didn’t magically just pull her her gift shop’s name – Rabbits and Roses – out of a hat. They are the two things in the world Gunderson loves most – besides her family which includes daughter Violet who does much of the interior decor in her shop on the Hart. “The name came to me easily. I’ve always owned a rabbit and I love roses,” Melody told the Free Press. “I’ve just always wanted to do this. We started with just old and antique lace, most of it comes from England, and it just went from there.” The shop has a wide variety of interesting items from original works done by local artisans, china place settings, glassware, pillows, candles, jewelry, books, scarves, pet beds and accessories and sparkly chandeliers. On Wednesday, fine furniture pieces include

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Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Rabbits and Roses gift boutique owner Melody Gunderson has lots to smile about. She is surrounded by the things she loves – and the things she loves to sell in her shop on the Hart.

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Shop early for best selection We also have great gift ideas and chocolates! 3955 Hart Highway â&#x20AC;˘ Prince George, BC â&#x20AC;˘ 778-415-1698 (in the far end of the Hart Crown Banquet Hall) Hours: Wed-Sat 10:30am-5pm ~ Sun 9am-12:30pm Teresa MALLAM/Free Press Len Hall, owner of the PG Harley Davidson store and employee Jenny Parent look forward to the 32nd annual Toy Run which draws 400 to 500 riders to Prince George. Riders leave Sunday, Sept. 29 from the CN Centre parking lot and go on a route that takes them along Foothills Blvd. to the Hart and back again. Toys are collected and donated to the local Salvation Army for distribution at Christmas to families with children in need.

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A different season brings lots of new activities at the Seniors Resource Centre Lola-Dawn Fennell Councl of Seniors Autumn. Time to clean up and get ready for a different season. The tomatoes, lettuce and peppers in my little balcony garden are beginning to slow down after months of abundant production. It’s probably time to harvest what’s left, move herbs indoors and compost the remains.

Here at the Seniors Resource Centre – 721 Victoria Street – it’s also time to clean up and get ready for a new season ahead. We will be doing just that with a home and office sale this weekend – Saturday September 28 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday September 29 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We invite Prince George residents to come check out “other folks’ treasures” and to support this important fundraiser. A ‘delish’ barbecue lunch will be available by donation. Come have lunch with us.

Artisan George Brooks specializes in making children’s wooden toys like this rocking horse. His work is on display at Studio 2880.

So you might wonder why this fundraiser is important for the Seniors Resource Centre? Well, times are tough – economically speaking. I’m pretty sure you know what I mean. I’m spending more dollars for smaller and smaller bags of groceries. And don’t even get me started on the rising cost of utilities. Non-profit organizations are feeling the pinch too. We depend on volunteers because the very small handful of paid staff – almost all part-time – cannot begin to do all the things we do here at the Seniors Resource Centre. Likewise, we depend on community donations and fundraising events to “top up” available grants so we can keep providing the programs and services we currently

provide. And we appreciate your support! In other PGCOS news, our annual general meeting will be held Wednesday October 23 at noon. Naturally, members of each of our member organizations and community seniors are encouraged to attend. Tickets are free, but must be picked up in advance at the Seniors Resource Centre. You might consider asking about AGM tickets when you drop by our Home and Office Sale this weekend? I won’t be surprised to wake up to frost one morning soon -- which will certainly spell the end to my fresh tomatoes. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised to hear the words “Christmas hampers” one day soon here at the Seniors Resource Centre. It is, after all, officially autumn.

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ones, as well as stakeholders, to provide input on seniors’ health in the north.” “Healthy aging and seniors’ wellness is a shared community concern and we want to ensure people have a voice in how we address it,” said Dr. Charles Jago, Northern Health Board Chair. This is the fifth Northern Health consultation carried out since 2004. The information gathered will also inform the Northern Health Board and senior staff for planning and decision-making purposes. Meetings scheduled in the Prince George area will be • Oct. 28, Spruce Capital Seniors Recreation Centre (3701 Rainbow Dr.), 2 p.m. • Nov. 7, Mackenzie Recreation Centre (400 Skeena Dr.), 2 p.m. • Nov. 20, Quesnel Senior Centre (461 Carson Ave.), 2 p.m. There is no cost to (Ask for details) attend a consultation session, and refreshments will be provided. For those who canONE not attend in person, HOUR please provide your OPTICAL comments at consultaSpruceland Mall 250.564.0095 tions@northernhealth. Pine Centre Mall 250.564.0047 www.visionsoptical.com ca.

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Mennonite Fair just plum fancy Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com There are visions of plums dancing in her head. Every year, there’s something new at the Mennonite Fall Fair and this year, organizer Diane Fairservice says that its all about the plethora of plums. “We will be bringing in 1,000 pounds of fresh plums from the Okanagan. So that’s very exciting. They are spray-free and ready to eat and I know people will enjoy them,” she said. Besides the fruit, there will be baking, baking and more baking. “In addition to all the local baking we get for the fair, the Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship Church who supports the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) is providing their own baking, a sweet treat traditionally served New Years Day.” Fairservice says the two church groups renewed their working relationship from years ago to bring yet another tasty food choice to the fair. “The lunch with fresh homemade borscht is always popular and people often come just for the great sausage from Winkler, Manitaba. We’ll also be serving fresh buns made by Ness Lake Bible Camp kitchen. And (along with the delicious food) there’s always good bargains at the used goods tables.” Every year the Mennonite Fair offers Ten Thousand Villages with crafts from countries around the world. There are several booths offering a wide selection of plants, fair trade coffee, fresh produce, farmer’s sausage, baked goods, crafts, quilts, hand knit and hand-sewn accessories, silent auction and used books. The Mennonite Fall Fair runs Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre. Lunch is served all day. Proceeds go to relief projects in developing countries and Ness Lake Bible Camp, New Life Centre and Inter-Varsity ChrisTeresa MALLAM/Free Press tian Fellowship. Sponsored by Westwood Mennonite Brethern Diane Fairservice with a selection of items available at this Church. Visit www.TenThousandVillages.ca for more. year’s Mennonite Fall Fair on Saturday.

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Culture Days this weekend There are more than 450 ways to celebrate B.C.’s Culture Days around the province Sept. 27 to 29 including 16 free events in Prince George. On Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, there’s an Archives Tour at The Exploration Place. Saturday, Sept. 28 there will be a “sicker than your average” live DJs at Nancy O’s Restaurant from 8 to 11:55 p.m. On Sept. 28 and 29, enjoy shopping at A Butlers Market on 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And At Place Art Exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. Groop Gallery is hosting a Groopfest on Friday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nove Voce choral group performs at Two Rivers Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. is Sunday Open Studio at Two Rivers Gallery. The Prince George Symphony Orchestra hosts The Art of Music at Two Rivers Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Prince George Public Library is hosting four events: Family Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Defend Your Castle Level 2, Friday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m., Defend Your Castle Level 1 on Friday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. Preschool Story Time on Friday, Sept. 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Bank of Gratitude – a Public Art Intervention for Rivers Day on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Venue Tour, Theatre North West on Friday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a play reading from The Importance of Being Earnest on Saturday, Sept. 28. Two Rivers Gallery will present an Out of the Suitcase Theatre Workshop Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Sunday Nechako Public Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

Monday 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) 961-3477. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., Knox United Church basement. Information: Gys 250- 563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740. Play canasta at the Hart Pioneer Centre at 7 p.m. September 30.

Tuesday 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.

Wednesday 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, 6:309:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-981-8270.

Project Friendship Society Urgently looking for volunteers to help/ participate in games, socials, cultural activities, arts, music and sports for people with special needs. Email: projectfriendship@hotmail.ca Michelle 250-563-4445

Handy Circle Resource Society Oct 19 & 20 Loonie Auction at 850 Kerry St, 10 am to 4 pm. Buy a ticket or more for $1 each. Go to www.handycircle.ca to view items. To volunteer, Lorraine 250-563-1852 For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George

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Thursday 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 250564-8561. Play bingo at the Hart Pioneer Centre October 3 at 12:30 p.m. Tai chi, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Information: Lister 250964-3849 or listerchen@ shaw.ca. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-649-9591. Play whist at the Hart Pioneer Centre October 3 at 7 p.m. 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. 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. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave.

Support Groups NorthBreast Passage Dragon Boat Society meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Chronic Disease Management Room, UHNBC. Information: Anita 250563-2949 or Betty 250-9627985. Royal Purple meets meets second and fourth

Thank You Prince George For Voting Us Best Auto Body Shop! Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Information: Dianne 250596-0125 or Jeanette 250563-9362. Wednesday evening Tops (take off pounds sensibly), Spruceland Baptist Church, 1901 Ogilvie St. Information: Leona 250962-8802. Prince George Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of the month, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Prince George Stroke Survivors Group meets Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association, 1692 10th Ave. Information: Julia 250-563-3819, Roland 250562-1747. La Leche League breast feeding support group meets the second Thursday of every month 7 p.m., 176 Aitken Cres. Information: Tammy 250-612-0085. PGRH retirees breakfast, first Tuesday of the month, Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Information: 250-563-2885. Prince George ATV

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HART BEAT Offering suggestions for the BCHL playoffs GOLDEN GLOVES Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra both added Alberta Golden Gloves titles to their list of accomplishments last weekend in Edmonton. The pair were part of the eightmember BC Elite Team that spent a week in Vernon at a training camp prior to travelling to Edmonton before they walked away with seven titles at the Golden Gloves. The only B.C. loss came when the two female boxers from Team BC boxed each other. Team BC members won Best Youth boxer and Golden Boy as well! Lally departs for a training Camp in Germany on Sunday before heading to the World Championships in Khazakstan. Seehra is off to Regina with his Team BC team mates to compete in the Elite National Championships on October 20.

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SOCCER ACTION There will be plenty of UNBC soccer action this weekend. Tonight the women’s UNBC team host No.7 Trinity Western Spartans at North Cariboo Senior Soccer League fields. Game time is 7 p.m. At noon on Sunday, they host No. 4 UBC Thunderbirds at North Cariboo Senior Soccer League fields. Both games will be streamed live at unbc.canadawest.tv The men are on the road with two games at Fraser Valley University.

ALUMNI GAMES The Northern Sport Centre will see its first basketball action of the weekend at the UNBC alumni games are held. The women’s game is up at 6 p.m. on Saturday and the men take to the courts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is by donation to Shinerama. Come on out and get your first look at the UNBC basketball squads.

A sports facility unparalleled in the North Bill Phillips editor@pgfreepress.com It’s twice as big, but really, at least four times better. What was previously known as the Prince George Golf and Curling Club facility will soon have a new name that encompasses what it truly has become … a sports centre. The new name will encompass the more than $1 million worth of upgrades that are nearing completion; upgrades that have brought golf, tennis, curling, and a new climbing wall all under one roof, figuratively, not literally. “This is Prince George’s newest, completely public recreation centre,” said Prince George Golf and Curling Club secretary/treasurer Kyle Storey Tuesday. “This facility has been transformed, in a matter of months, to one of the comprehensive sports facilities in the North, even the province.” Northland Dodge’s land purchase for a new dealership opened the door for the changes allowing, and helping to fund, the addition of tennis courts and the climbing wall to the already existing golf course and curling rink. The recreation facility has doubled in size. “We are extremely proud, and happy, to have forged partnerships with the other stakeholders and see this as a new beginning and new future for Prince’s George’s newest recreation facility,” Storey said. Those partners are the Prince George Tennis Club and OverHANG Education Centre. “OverHANG Education Centre is glad to finally have a home,” said LauTeresa MALLAM/Free Press ren Phillips of the centre. “It’s been a Lauren Phillips of OverHANG Education Centre shows off one of the new climbing walls at the city’s news sports centre. long process. We’re excited to bring indoor climbing, outdoor climbing, and the new, lighted courts, will be wonderful, said Rob Prideaux. all sorts of outdoor adventure safety “We’ve had a variety of locations, but never had a really and fitness opportunities to Prince George.” permanent home,” he said. “Not only will we have a permanent As for the tennis club, which has been around for decades, home, but the ability to have people playing a variety of sports and all the advantages that come with that.” Not only are there shiny new tennis courts, half of the courts are painted with pickleball court lines. Pickleball is similar to tennis, but with a ball that moves more slowly. All the sports facilities at the new centre enjoy the benefits of having an established, existing restaurant and lounge, which is open to the public. As a matter of the fact, all the facilities are open to the public. All three organizations – golf, tennis, and curling – are dropping the ‘club’ moniker as it has connotations of exclusivity. Anyone can use the new facilities, whether golf, tennis, curling or climbing, without being a member of anything. Bill PHILLIPS/Free Press If you want to check out the new facilities, there Rob Prideaux, of the Prince George Tennis Club, (left), Kyle Storey of will be an open house there on Saturday from 10 the Curling Club, Terry Brown, and Al Mackenzie look over the new tena.m. to 3 p.m. nis courts.


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Learning rugby ropes Right now, the Polars have another playday set for Oct. 4 in Williams Lake, and Greenfield isn’t sure what will happen after that. “We’re trying to set up a zone tournament, which would be us, Dawson Creek, Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. That would probably be near the end of October, somewhere down south because their fields should still be in good shape.” If there is no zone tournament, Greenfield hopes to get the Polars into a tournament in Vanderhoof in October.

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It was a real eyeopener Friday afternoon for some of the players on the girls’ rugby team from PGSS. “We’ve got girls from Grades 8 to 12 playing at the senior level,” coach Jeremy Greenfield said after a playday the school hosted. “For most of the Grade 8s, it was their first time playing, as opposed to practice. “They got their eyes opened a bit.” Some of that was due to the skill and speed of teams like the Lake City Falcons, a combination of players from two Williams Lake schools. That may not have been a pleasant experience, but some of the other parts were. “There were a lot of ‘Aha’ moments on the sidelines,” Greenfield said. “They were finding out it doesn’t hurt that much to get tackled, and it doesn’t hurt when you tackle someone.” The Polars have a good mix of veterans and youth for the fall season of seven-a-side rugby, a form of the sport which is only played in the north. “The 15-a-side season runs from February to June, but that’s mostly for the teams down south,” he said. “We can’t usually get on the fields up here until May, so we play sevens in the fall and then 15s in the spring for a month or so.” This year, Greenfield’s 13th with the team, he has 19 players registered. “That’s about average, I would say. I only usually have 14 or 15 on any weekend. Some of them work, some of them can’t make it for one reason or another.” He has 11 Grade 12s

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on the team this year, most of whom have played on the team since Grade 8 or 9. “I’ve got a couple of Grade 10s, and the rest are Grades 8 and 9, so we’ve got some young players.” Rugby in the northern part of the province seems to be gathering steam again, he says. “Two years ago, Smithers started their girls program with seven girls. They had 20-some here (Friday). “People are starting to notice. Sevens is going into the Olympics, Canada is hosting the World Cup in 2015, so it’s starting to get some publicity.” He has no illusions about bringing a provincial title back to Prince George, given the short spring season. “It’s always been more about getting the kids playing than about getting to the provincials.”

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Cougars go 1-2 on road trip Home opener goes tonight against Blazers After a promising pre-season, the Prince George Cougars had a tough first weekend of the regular season. Granted, they opened on the road to the defending league champions, but after the first three games of the season, the Cougars return to Prince George with a 1-2 record. The Portland Winterhawks humbled the Cougars Friday night with 9-2 drubbing of the Cats, followed by a slightly better outing Saturday against the Everett Silvertips posting an 8-3 loss. It was Sunday night in Kennewick that the Cougars found the winning touch posting a 2-1 win over the TriCity Americans. Cougars captain Troy Bourke scored both goals while Marc McNulty added two assists. Ty Edmonds made his first career WHL start and turned aside 21 of the 22 shots he faced for the victory. After killing off an early penalty, the Prince George Cougars seemed to find some early momentum. They tested Tri-City goaltender Eric Comrie early, but were unable to find the back of the net. Midway through the first, the Cougars went to their first power play when Lucas Nickles went off for slashing. Moments later they found pay dirt when Marc McNulty’s shot

from the right point deflected in to the net off of Troy Bourke. It was the first power play goal of the season for the Cougars. Following the Bourke goal, the Cougars kept pouring it on, but Eric Comrie stood tall and made several key saves for Tri-City to keep the game close. The Cougars outshot the Ams 13-7 in the first period. Tri-City got into some penalty trouble in the second period, but were able to weather the storm due in large part to the play of Comrie. Mid-way through the second, Ams forward Jesse Astles squared off with Jari Erricson in a fight that lasted close to a minute before the players were separated. Late in the second the Cougars were given a 40-second five-on-three and once again the Cougars captain rose to the occasion. Troy Bourke fired a shot from the right point that deflected in off of Eric Comrie’s goal stick and the Cougars took a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. Marc McNulty and Chase Witala assisted on the goal. In the final minutes, Tri-City pulled their goaltender and drew a penalty to give them a six-on-four advantage, but the Cougars were able to withstand the final attack and hold on for their first victory of the 2013-

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They outshot the Ams 29-21. With the victory, the Cougars improve their record 1-2, and wrap up their three-game U.S. road trip earning two of six pos-

sible points. The Cougars will look to climb back to .500 when they take on the Kamloops Blazers on Friday night, at home at the CN Centre.

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Mount Royal downs UNBC Timberwolves The Mount Royal Cougars held of the UNBC Timberwolves on a rainy afternoon in Prince George Sunday. The Cougars defeated the Timberwolves 2-0 moving to 2-2-1 while the Timberwolves fall to 1-2-1 in Canada West standings. It was evident that the wet and windy conditions were going to be a factor in this afternoon’s match. While the rain is far from the snow these teams experienced in their 2012 match up, it did force each side

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to alter their game plan. The Cougars played strong in the centre, with new addition Thiago Silva controlling the possession. Silva, a fifth-year forward from Brasilia, BR, challenged UNBC’s possession in the midfield winning the second ball. From there the Cougars put pressure on the Timberwolves. Sean Colvin (Calgary, AB) played a through ball to Cody Cook (Cranbrook, BC) who used foot work to bypass the UNBC defender. Cook placed the ball into the far left side of the net outside the reach of Timberwolves keeper Ty Venhola (Abbotsford, BC). Cook’s goal came in the 16th minute, putting the Cougars ahead 1-0. While the Timberwolves dominated possession in the second half it was the Cougars who would notch another goal. In minute 74 Sean Colvin was able to catch UNBC keeper Mitch Macfarlane off guard. Macfarlane slipped on the wet grass while trying to the clear the ball and misplayed it straight to the Cougars striker, Colvin. Colvin chipped the ball up and over the keeper, who was out of the net and unable to get back into position in time. Colvin’s goal put the Cougars up 2-0. At the end of 90 minutes the Cougars finished ahead of the Timberwolves 2-0. Mount Royal will travel to Lethbridge, AB next weekend to face the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on September 28-29. The Timberwolves will take on the University of Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbotsford on September 27-28.

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Canucks won’t be better this year If one believes a recent ESPN poll, the Then there’s Luongo and his mind set after Vancouver Canucks are headed downward having his emotions compromised over the in the 2013-14 course of the past few months. And with no NHL season that begins next week. established back-up in net, the Canucks are Although the season opens on Tuesday, forced to ride with the 34-year-old Luongo October 1, the Canucks start Thursday, even during his slumps. October 3 in San Jose. Vancouver will be hard pressed The vote tally shows that to maintain strong depth Vancouver does not have a top at center after losing Derek 10 player. The leaders in the Roy and Max Lapierre to free survey are the Sedins (tied for agency. 13th among forwards), Kevin Canuck fans can legitimately Bieksa (tied for 27th among ask, where is the team upgraddefencemen) and Roberto ed? To believe Tortorella can Luongo (11th among goalies). take the core group farther than To be fair, I would suggest the Alain Vigneault did, is nothing Canucks would have had a betmore than hope. For now, the ter showing in a Canadian poll. players are publically embracIt is safe to assume the Canucks HART BEAT ing the change. HARTLEYMILLER streak of five straight division “I enjoyed playing under titles is in jeopardy especially Alain. He was a good coach for taking into account realignment. us but I think there always comes a time Vancouver is in the Pacific Division along when it’s time for a change. I think everyone with Anaheim, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoe- is excited for John to come in. He will have nix, Edmonton and Calgary; albeit being in a different style than Alain did. There are a the Western Conference has an advantage lot of guys on our team that only had Alain where eight of the 14 teams qualify for the in their careers. It’s just time for a new look,” playoffs unlike the East where eight of 16 said defenceman Dan Hamhuis. teams advance. The Smithers product and former P.G. There are more question marks this seaCougars captain admits the team may not son than past years starting with the impact be as talented but feels there is a right mix. of volatile new coach John Tortorella. He “I really like the core of our team that is still wants the Sedins to play more, be on the together and that is the key to it. I think penalty kill and block shots. Really? That with the new coach and some of the differmay seem like a noble gesture but they need ent things we are bringing into our team to be fresh for the playoffs, not worn out. this year, kind of off the ice. It’s not always Low and behold if a Sedin gets injured while the best team on paper that wins the chamsacrificing his body while trying to block a pionships, it’s the team that comes together shot. at the right time,” stated the 30-year-old

Hamhuis. Yes, Chicago in 2013 and 2010, Boston in 2011 and LA in 2012 are the most recent examples of Stanley Cup champions coming together at the right time. Is it possible Vancouver could be that team in 2014? Sure. Is it a strong possibility? Not at all. The Canucks may fall in the standings but should easily make the playoffs. Torts may be abrupt, disrespectful and overbearing but not even he could sink the franchise to ninth or worse considering the weak competition such as Calgary, Phoenix and Winnipeg. Maybe the Canucks were bland and boring while achieving success in the regular season under Vigneault. This will not be the case under Tortorella. The plot is worth a watch but different doesn’t necessary translate into better. Hamhuis says the media is the most difficult part of playing in Vancouver. As Hamhuis says, “They can give you a hard time, sometimes when it’s deserved and sometimes when it’s not deserved.” These reporters will even be more critical considering the circumstances. A fourth place finish for the Canucks in the conference is a solid bet, but this Tortorella era experiment is set up to fail.

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zine ending up busted. Comedy writer RJ Currie www.Sportsdeke. com There has been discussion on whether or not Redskins should change their name. After this week D.C. residents are thinking to avoid embarrassment maybe the team should drop the “Washington.” Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a single-car accident after he reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat. An official says Burleson was worried the cheese might melt on his gun. The NFL is being criticized for the head injury agreement they pushed through with former players. Critics say the money won’t help most players or address the issue of long term injuries. A spokesman for the NFL was not impressed: “We have over 70 lawyers on payroll that say it is a great deal.” Comedy writer Derek Wilken of Calgary The Baltimore Ravens hope Jacoby Jones wasn’t seriously hurt after being hit in the head by a stripper’s champagne bottle---without him, they could drop to the playoff bubble. The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a playoff spot on Monday. The last time that happened was 21 years and four Barry Bonds hat sizes ago. Contributor Bill Littlejohn of South Lake Tahoe, California Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for hqprincegeorge.com. Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to hmiller@94xfm. com. Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller

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Summing up Seven Summits In record Cariboo Mountain temperatures on the September 14-15 weekend, 60 participants from 16 cities tromped the skyline in the seventh annual Seven Summits Bike and Hike Challenge. This 60-kilometre event covers seven mountains in seven stages, with over 7,000 feet of elevation gain in just one day. The event starts on the streets of Barkerville Historic Town in the North Cariboo Mountains, near Quesnel. Participants finally end their day, as much as 12 self-propelled hours later, in the picturesque town of Wells, to celebrate their accomplishment. This Cariboo mountain event is notable for the challenging mountain weather conditions of the North Cariboo in the late summer. However, the challenge this year was in keeping hydrated in temperatures in the high 20s while hiking or biking uphill. With over 40 kilometres of biking and over 20 kilometres of hiking this event was accomplished this year with an average time of just over nine hours from start to finish. Although some may ask, “why do it?” this unique event challenges individuals to push their personal limits in a social and non-competitive environment that combines beautiful hikes in the North Cariboo alpine with a festive atmosphere. With over 20 women registered, including two women from Prince George who ran the entire distance without bikes, the event has wide appeal. 55 people completed the entire route. Event organizer Dave Jorgenson was thrilled by the results, “Everyone commented on how happy this event makes them feel,” he said. “Here’s our ultimate goal: to get people to experience the mountains, acknowledge and respect our alpine treasures, connect with the history, and have a great day. Clearly it’s working.” Peter Findlay, of Kamloops, improved on his first place finish time by another 10 minutes this year, reducing the 60k event to a five-hour and three-minute course. Stephan Widmer, of Prince George followed closely, a mere 10 minutes behind. However, the perennial trophy for this event goes, not to the fastest, but the ‘most average’ time. At nine hours and six minutes, Matt White of North Vancouver was

John MARIEN/Special to the Free Press Fastest time at the Seven Summits Bike and Hike Challenge was posted for the third year in a row by Peter Findlay of Kamloops (centre). Second place went to Stephan Widmer of Prince George (left), and third to Matt Hewitt of Vernon (right).

immortalized on the perennial trophy for exemplifying the spirit of enjoyment of the mountains. In addition, being the seventh 7 Summits a special pottery piece was commissioned from artist Joan Beck, of Williams Lake, for all seven participants who were closest to the ‘most average time’ this year. Noted for its quirky style, this event draws some of the top trail athletes from around British Columbia, as well as a variety of participants from every region of the province who are attracted by its raw beauty, inclusive style and relaxed and communal atmosphere.

The Seven Summits Bike and Hike Challenge was created at the Bear’s Paw Café in Wells, and is sponsored by a variety of local businesses, and supported by a cadre of dedicated volunteers. The entry fee includes a hot lunch, prizes, unique pottery participant awards and more. This event is the recipient of an environmental stewardship award from the Wilderness Tourism Association. All the profits from entry fees go to support the Friends of Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields, whose hard work has helped to preserve the many historic trails on which the participants are privileged to travel.

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KINGS WIN HOW TO PLAY: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box. Answer can be found in classifieds. PUZZLE NO. 418

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Community Information Session We invite you to meet members of the team and find out more about the Project at an upcoming information session. Date: Time: Location:

October 8, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bear Lake Community Hall 461 Hart Lake Road, Bear Lake, B.C.

Project representatives will be available to answer questions and share information. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to attend, but would like more information you can contact us by email (coastalgaslink@transcanada.com) or by phone at 1.855.633.2011 (toll-free).

A Year of Careful Study In June 2012, TransCanada PipeLines announced the Coastal GasLink Project, to safely deliver natural gas from the Groundbirch area, near Dawson Creek, B.C., to the proposed LNG Canada gas liquefaction facility to be developed by Shell Canada Ltd. and its partners near Kitimat, B.C. We began with a “conceptual corridor” based on aerial inspection, available maps and renderings. We then met with First Nations, landowners, local government officials and northern B.C. residents to find opportunities to improve our plan and avoid social and environmental areas of concern. We made significant adjustments to the corridor based on this input and narrowed our focus to a two-kilometre-wide “study corridor.”

During 2013, we have sent hundreds of scientists, engineers and technicians into the field to travel along the corridor, test rocks and soils, study rivers and streams, and gather information about plant and animal life. First Nations community members have shared traditional ecological knowledge through many of our field studies. Using the information we have gathered, we are developing a proposed pipeline route. Our route proposal will be part of our application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, and our application to the BC Oil and Gas Commission. We are grateful to the communities of northern B.C. for their constructive contributions to this process.

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Red Nose needs volunteers Operation Red Nose is asking Prince George to once again to be a deer and volunteer for its 2013 campaign. The free, seasonal designated driver service, is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George Nechako in partnership with the RCMP and ICBC. It allows party-goers to not only get themselves home safely, but their vehicles too. “We need about 350 volunteers to help us this year to help keep Prince George roads safe during the holiday season,” said Andrea Johnson, Operation Red Nose spokesperson. “We couldn’t have the success that we do without the amazing support of our volunteers who work so tirelessly,” said Johnson. “They are fun and an amazing group of people who come back year after year.” Entering its 15th season in Prince George, Operation Red Nose is a free and confidential designated driving service where a team of road volunteers will pick you up and drive you home safely in your own vehicle during the holiday season. It’s available to anyone who does not feel fit to drive their own vehicle home. Volunteers can be designate drivers, navigators and Operation Red Nose headquarters. On average, about 15 teams of three will be on call each night of service, working from 9 p.m. - 3 p.m. “Volunteers must be 19 years old and have a valid driver’s license and must fill out a Criminal Record Check form which all

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In accordance with Community Charter Division 7, the following Division properties will considered for permissive tax exemptions the regular Council on October In accordance with Community Charter 7,bethe following properties will beatconsidered for meeting permissive tax7, 2013

exemptions at the regular Council meeting on October 1, 2012 Legal Description Lot A District Lot 4051 Plan Bcp20972 Lot 1, Plan Bcp4772, District Lot 7634, Cariboo Land District Lot 44 District Lot 8172 Plan 18944 Lot B District Lot 2610 Plan 22059 Lot A District Lot 2610 Plan 22059 Lot 73 District Lot 2507 Plan 22108 Lot 1 District Lot 8174 Plan 27831 Lot 37 District Lot 1427 Plan 15089 Lot 2 District Lot 2003 Plan Pgp36193 Lot 35 District Lot 2608 Plan 20043 Lot 36 District Lot 2608 Plan 20043 Lot 85 District Lot 938 Plan 9107 Lot 11 Block K District Lot 936 Plan 10005 Lot 56 District Lot 938 Plan 9107 Lot 67 District Lot 2507 Plan 15185 Lot 11 District Lot 482 Plan 22883 Lot 44 District Lot 754 Plan 22374 Lot 41 District Lot 777 Plan 17401 Lot 112 District Lot 2507 Plan 20829 & Dl 2610. Lot 19 District Lot 937 Plan 13198 Lot 3 Block 81 District Lot 937 Plan 752 Lot 4, Block 81, Plan 752, District Lot 937, Cariboo Land District. Lot 70 District Lot 1427 Plan 21638 Lot 50 District Lot 2426 Plan 20751 Lot 25 District Lot 2507 Plan 21450 Lot 12, 13 Block 110 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot F ,G, Block 110, Plan 1268, District Lot 343, Cariboo Land District, Assigned ... (71605M) Lot 1 District Lot 777 Plan 18598 Lot 66 District Lot 2507 Plan 20258 Lot 15 District Lot 913 Plan 16511 Lot 276 District Lot 2611 Plan 21607 Lot 7 District Lot 482 Plan 22902 Lot A District Lot 2507 Plan Bcp35414 Block 6 District Lot 933 Plan 727 Parcel B, (Pl 20543). Lot A District Lot 2608 Plan 19970 Lot 68 District Lot 8178 Plan 20375 Lot 31 District Lot 4048 Plan 20604 Lot 1 District Lot 4041 Plan 15791 Lot 6 District Lot 343 Plan 18815 District Lot 1574 Plan Pgp35585 Parcel 1, Except Plan Pgp44869, & Dl 3050. Dl1574, Exc. Plan 5659 & Exc. Plan 6123,8540,12288,27425&Pgp44719 Lot 2 District Lot 343 Plan Bcp1317 Lot 1 District Lot 819 Plan 17504 Lot 1 District Lot 1543 Plan 19672 Lot 1 District Lot 1543 Plan 19672 Block C District Lot 4340 Lease/Permit/Licence # 701493, Purpose Of Operating & Maintaining Ski Lodge & Community Trails (ModiďŹ ed From "Ski Trails"). Lot A District Lot 2507 Plan 17170 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 18364 Lot 3 District Lot 933 Plan 24282 Lot 18, 19 Block 23 District Lot 933 Plan 727, Cariboo Land District Lot 1 PGP, 2 Block 172 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District Lot 9-11 Block 26 District Lot 933 Plan 727, Cariboo Land District. Block 6 District Lot 932 Plan Pgp796 Parcel A, (Pn13508) Lot 1-5 Block 148 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District. Lot 15 District Lot 482 Plan 22883 Lot 26 District Lot 753 Plan 25686 Lot 8-10 Block 137 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District. Lot 26 District Lot 1511 Plan 25047 Portion Of Lot 26 & Dl 7813 Lot A District Lot 1426 Plan 19306 Except Plan 23321, & Exc Pl Bcp39433. Lot A District Lot 777 Plan 21321 Ex Statutory R/W Pl 29528 Block 328 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel A, Pcl A (B15357). Lot A District Lot 2610 Plan 16764 Lot 192 District Lot 936 Plan 15185 Lot A District Lot 753 Plan 23249 Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 19518 Lot 1 District Lot 777 Plan 19518 District Lot 1594 Part Sw 1/4, Except Plan 19036, Exc Pl 20849, 20957, 26318, Bcp1167 Lot B District Lot 4047 Plan 17869 District Lot 343 Plan Pgp35927 Parcel A Lot A District Lot 4040 Plan 14962 Lot 5 District Lot 2003 Plan 13729 Lot 17 District Lot 482 Plan 22108 Lot 2 District Lot 4040 Plan 8831 Block 56 District Lot 937 Plan Pgp48070 Parcel 1 Lot 1-4 Block A District Lot 936 Plan 10005, Cariboo Land District. Lot 6-10 Block 162 District Lot 936 Plan 696 Lots 9- 12 Block 161 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Cariboo Land District Block 161 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel A, (Pl35282) Lot A District Lot 343 Plan Pgp46330 & Dl 417 District Lot 4047 Plan Bcp17734 Parcel 1. Lot B District Lot 343 Plan 22292 Lot 1 District Lot 2611 Plan 32510 Lot 101 District Lot 2507 Plan 20916 District Lot 905 Plan Bcp25530 Parcel 1 Lot A District Lot 905 Plan 30226 See Inland Natural Gas R/W Plan 28726 Lot A District Lot 937 Plan EPP15400 Lot A District Lot 4048 Plan 28335 Part Ne 1/4 Lot A District Lot 4047 Plan 16588 Except Plan 17497, Exc Pl 26390, 26391, 28850 Lot B District Lot 4047 Plan 17956 Lot 43 District Lot 4047 Plan 11088 Ex Pn 40815 & Ex R/W Pl 29887 Lot 1 District Lot 4047 Plan Pgp42458 District Lot 4047 Plan Bcp8052 Parcel 1, Aka Lots 25-26 (U24043)/Lot 1 Pl31141 & Lot 24 Pl27039 Lot 9 District Lot 4047 Plan 17497 Except Plan 18389 19548 Lot 16-19 Block 21 District Lot 343 Plan PGP1268 Lot 18-20 Parcel A Block 44 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District, (11170M) Lot 6 District Lot 4047 Plan 11058 Lot A District Lot 2507 Plan Pgp38016 Lot A District Lot 2610 Plan 30007 Lot 11-16 Block 153, District Lot 343, Cariboo Land District, Plan 1268 Lot 1 District Lot 2610 Plan 16227 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 17963 Lot 1 District Lot 2113 Plan 34582

Civic Address 2757 3303 North Nechako Rd (North Nechako Park) 2471 Lisgar Cres 475 Brigade Dr 483 Brigade Dr 386 Green Pl 2690 Ospika Blvd 501 Radcliffe Dr 6899 O'Grady Rd 4440 1st Avenue 4444 1st Avenue 2720 Hammond Avenue 1873 Garden Drive 2655 Hammond Avenue 1250 Parsnip Crescent 341 Mullett Crescent 7742 Lemoyne Place 2161 MacDonald Avenue 4212 Ness Avenue 167 Patterson Street 269 Kelly Street 127 Duncan Place 10057 Kelly Road 4255 Trapper Ave 1686 -1680 Burden Street 2440 Abbott Crescent 4249 Davie Ave 128 Aitken Crescent 4057 Campbell Ave 4703 Freimuller Ave 950 Kerry St 930 LaSalle Ave 4404 1st Ave 2896 Sycamore Cres 6839 Lilac Cres 3990 Northwood Pulpmill Rd 1919 17th Ave 701 N. Nechako Rd 677 N. Nechako Rd 144 George St 4188 Northwood Pulpmill Rd 2455 Blackburn Rd S 2451 Blackburn Rd S 8141 Otway Rd 1011 Ospika Blvd S 1100 Alward St 2652 Moss Ave 2734 Norwood St 1399 Sixth Ave 2832 Queensway St 2105 Pine St 987 4th Ave 357 Mullet Cr 2668 Hollandia Dr 835 3rd Ave 850 River Rd 2840 Clapperton St 1687 Strathcona Ave 1905 Willow St 4180 5th Ave 1424 Liard Dr 5401 Moriarty Cres 1540 Milburn Rd 1502 Milburn Rd 10597 Blackwater Road 6720 Dagg Rd 1692 10th Ave 4057 Hart Highway 6373 Hillcrest Place 4590 5th Ave 3400 Hart Hwy 483 Gillett St 1600 Johnson St 3035 15th Ave 1505 5th Ave 1553 5th Avenue 333 Becott Pl 6742 Dagg Rd 2055 20th Ave 2640 Goheen St 511 Tabor Blvd S 4298 Davis Rd 4292 Davis Rd 443 Kelly St S 4900 West Austin Rd 3740 Winslow Dr 6168 Crown Dr 6912 Hart Hwy 6986 Hart Highway 6599 Driftwood Rd 4020 Balsum Rd 1270 2nd Ave 1288 - 1294 3rd Ave 7046 Kelly Rd S 4350 15th Avenue 777 Kinsmen Pl 1448 5th Ave 4001 5th Ave 1752 Fir St 9927 Ferguson Lake Rd

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Est Value of Municipal Permissive Exemption p $32,927.18 $2,076.68 $1,137.14 $1,162.53 $4,638.21 $2,388.54 $1,886.23 $2,412.35 $950.65 $945.89 $1,672.77 $1,499.78 $1,226.81 $1,646.59 $1,598.18 $1,645.79 $1,764.82 $1,614.05 $1,691.82 $1,421.22 $1,721.18 $2,072.71 $2,060.81 $1,673.57 $1,291.87 $2,000.50 $1,509.30 $1,692.61 $1,921.15 $29,991.61 $2,948.78 $934.78 $1,838.62 $1,912.42 $2,629.77 $2,729.76 $3,900.30 $9,930.89 $15,942.69 $480.09 $4,251.76 $2,603.55 $5,177.82 $586.42 $210,061.90 $1,472.01 $2,521.88 $19,675.56 $2,907.21 $1,306.16 $18,121.53 $2,047.32 $2,094.14 $8,044.96 $16,588.24 $801.47 $11,090.36 $4,943.72 $1,071.27 $607.05 $2,793.24 $708.83 $488.02 $1,459.31 $422.16 $16,270.64 $3,721.74 $1,946.54 $888.76 $455.49 $1,729.91 $664.98 $6,378.33 $809.41 $1,338.69 $54,378.83 $2,097.31 $3,840.71 $888.76 $1,055.40 $2,404.41 $1,190.30 $552.30 $18,171.66 $3,364.95 $841.15 $343.60 $6,713.53 $952.24 $618.16 $14,230.63 $8,646.36 $589.60 $936.37 $6,322.89 $2,229.83 $2,372.67 $4,121.16 $160.29


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In accordance with Community Charter Division 7, the following properties will be considered for permissive tax exemptions at the regular Council meeting on October 7, 2013

Legal Description Lot 2 District Lot 2421 Plan 34582 District Lot 2097 Except Plan 27069 28358 Pgp36539, See Expl Pl36407 Lot 1-6, Block 26, Plan 727, District Lot 933, Cariboo Land District District Lot 2508 Plan Pgp43052 Parcel 1, Except Plan Bcp14702 Lot 23 Block 21 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot A District Lot 8171 Plan 32714 & Dl 8174 Lot 1 District Lot 2003 Plan Pgp37292 Block 204 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel C, (Pg10105) Lot 21-22 Block 204 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Exc The Westerly 3 Feet, Cariboo Land District Lot 3-4 Block 207 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District Lot 11-12 Block 3 District Lot 937 Plan 752 Lot B, Block 3, Plan 752, District Lot 937, Cariboo Land District, Assigned ... (57179M). District Lot 1429 Plan 646 Parcel Z, Except Plan 20803 Pgp40268, Pcl Z (Df 24049) Exc East 66Ft Thereof & Exc Pl Pgp40268. District Lot 343 Plan BCP45794 Air Space Parcel 1 Lot 7-10 Block 153 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District. Lot 17-19 Block 28 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District. District Lot 343 Plan Bcp19859 Parcel A District Lot 777 Plan 649 Parcel Y, Except Plan 10024, & Exc Plans H700, 12435 And 17401 Being that part of Purpose of operating the radio club, Lot 2, Plan 10024, District Lot 777, Cariboo Land District, & DL 1430 Being that part of purpose of operating the radio club.

Block C District Lot 2155 Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681. Lot 12 Block 43 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot 1 Block 59 District Lot 343 Plan Bcp3891 Lot 9 Block 166 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Cariboo Land District. District Lot 8173 Plan Bcp10189 Parcel 1, Except Plan Bcp25199, & Dls 8176 8179 8180 Lot 11-12 Block 239 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Parcel A Cariboo Land District, (See B7858). District Lot 2508 Plan 33840 Parcel 1, Pt Of Pcl 1 District Lot 2508 Plan 33840 Parcel 1, & DL 2611, Block C, District Lot 2508, Cariboo Land District Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756 21708 22207 Pgp43681, & Dl1430. Lot 1 District Lot 913 Plan Pgp46312 Lot 26 District Lot 913 Plan 7787 Except Plan 21497, Exc Pl Pgp46312 Lot 2 District Lot 482 Plan Bcp24787 Lot 130 District Lot 754 Plan 23862 Except Plan 24257 Lot 1 District Lot 1429 Plan 21372 Lot 2 Block 154 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot 1, Block 154, Plan 1268, District Lot 343, Cariboo Land District. Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681 Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681. Lot 1 District Lot 1429 Plan 21372 Lot 1 District Lot 1429 Plan 21372 Lot B District Lot 2507 Plan Pgp46838 Block 126 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel F, (Pk13048) Lot 47 District Lot 2608 Plan 19520 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan Bcp1317 Block 48 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel A, Except Plan 17548, See Pl 16928 & Ct 108909M. Lot 20 Block 21 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot C, Plan 12766, District Lot 343, Cariboo Land District, (106366M). Lot 6 Block 29 District Lot 937 Plan 752 Lot 5, Block 29, Plan 752, District Lot 937, Cariboo Land District. Lot 6 Block 23 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot 4 & 5 Block 23 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District Lot 44 District Lot 2610 Plan 16510 Block A District Lot 1604 District Lot 8180 Except Plan B3608, Exc Pl 6932, 7274, 22207, H735, H700, Pgp43039. Lot 3 Block 2 District Lot 2508 Plan 837 Part E 1/2 & Part W 1/2, Except Plan 17638, Except Plan Pgp38138, Lot 1, Plan Pgp47540, District Lot 2508, Parcel A, Plan Bcp17447, District Lot 2508, Cariboo Land District.

Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681 Lot 1 District Lot 4048 Plan 23271 Except Plan 29327, Exc Pl Pgp38268. Lot 1 District Lot 4048 Plan 23271 Except Plan 29327, Exc Pl Pgp38268. Lot A District Lot 4047 Plan 17956 Except Plan 23955 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 32450 Except Plan Pgp46330. Lot 520 District Lot 936 Plan 15185 Lot A District Lot 4048 Plan 26729 Lot 1 District Lot 2508 Plan 17575 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel X(Pl17962), Except Plan 17963. Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 32450 Except Plan Pgp46330 Lot 1 District Lot 1605 Plan Pgp36549 Except Plan Pgp43062, & Dl 2003 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan Bcp1869 Lot 48 District Lot 4048 Plan 20605 Except Plan 23818 District Lot 2003 Plan 29709 Parcel 1, Except Plan 32454, Exc Pls Pgp38439 Pgp39017 Pgp47842 Stat R/W Plan 30914, Manufactured Home Reg. # 49098.

Lot A District Lot 2003 Plan Pgp43062 Lot 1-6 Block 233 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Lot B (75928M) Of Blk 233 Assigned Lot B (54038M) Of Blk 234 Lot 2 District Lot 1429 Plan 19663 Lot 1 District Lot 1429 Plan 19663 Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 31887 See R/W 22849K Lot 22 District Lot 2507 Plan 16227 & Dl 2610. District Lot 3050 Plan 8332 Parcel A, (F15212). Lot 1 District Lot 2507 Plan 22703 See Explan R/W Pl 31439 District Lot 7645 Plan 8285 Parcel A, Except Plan 29483, 115262M Block D District Lot 2155 Lease/Permit/Licence # 704016, Purpose of Indoor Recreation Facility Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681. Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681. Lot 18-20 Block 36 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District Block 36 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel A, (Ps23038) Lot 1 District Lot 937 Plan 16091 Lot 1-3 District Lot 937 Plan 18167, Cariboo Land District Lot 1 District Lot 343 Plan 14198 Lot 1 District Lot 8182 Plan 23648 Lot 18 District Lot 343 Plan 18815 Lot 10-12 Block 21 District Lot 343 Plan 1268, Cariboo Land District. Lot 2 District Lot 777 Plan 17961 Except Plan 19756, & Dl 1430 Exc Pls 21708 22207 R/W Pl Pgp35832 Pgp43681 Lot 6 Block 130 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Block 186 District Lot 343 Plan 1268 Parcel A, Except Plan 32230, (Pl18353) Lot 45 District Lot 8171 Plan 19517 Lot 78 District Lot 8171 Plan 18944 & Dl 8172 Lot 1 District Lot 1599 Plan 31597 Ex Stat R/W Plan 32425 District Lot 8174 Plan Bcp31092 Parcel 1 Lot B District Lot 343 Plan Pgp35939 Lot A District Lot 1430 Plan 21708 R/W Pl 21720 21783. Lot 1 District Lot 1427 Plan 21753

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Exemption

Est Value of Municipal Permissive Exemption

9915 Ferguson Lake Rd North Nechako Rd 1175 Village Ave 4222 18th Ave 150 - 154 Quebec St 3590 Dufferin Ave 4520 Wheeler Road 1780 11th Ave 1770 11th Ave 1775 - 11th Ave 709 Ewert St 2880 15th Ave 1373 6th Ave 425 Brunswick St 770 - 760 Second Ave 725 Alward St 2424 and 2550 Hwy 97 3645 Highway 16 East

1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

$521.35 $355.50 $4,586.38 $15,365.57 $5,842.62 $1,087.14 $1,395.83 $994.30 $1,657.69 $1,484.70 $2,677.39 $7,701.70 $2,295.70 $11,049.29 $4,294.61 $2,294.11 $79.89 $3,361.34

2445 Del Laverdure Way 1164 3rd Ave 439 Cassiar Street 1074 6th Ave 2515 Recreation Pl 1590 Queensway St 2187 Ospika Blvd 4199 18th Ave 2122 Del Laverdure Way 1506 Ferry Ave 3089 Clapperton St 4668 5th Avenue 7201 St Lawrence Blvd 2825 12th Ave (Freeman Park) 480 450 Vancouver St 2440 Massey Dr (Carrie Jane Gray Park) 2440 Massey Dr (Carrie Jane Gray Park) 2825 12th Ave (Freeman Park) 2825 12th Ave (Freeman Park) 4110 15th Ave 1945 3rd Ave 122 - 110 Anderson St 138 George St 1600 3rd Ave 160 Quebec St 657 Douglas St 191 George St 171 George St 497 Ospika Blvd S 9444 Hartman Rd 2833 Recreation Pl 4222 18th Ave 2440 Massey Dr (Carrie Jane Gray Park)

1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1

$31,976.27 $3,164.10 $1,633.89 $1,787.25 $176,619.48 $740.37 $5,648.89 $14,635.77 $7,171.21 $6,433.15 $3,532.82 $3,398.71 $14,584.63 $2,537.69 $4,413.26 $432.62 $577.81 $1,871.90 $1,998.60 $1,557.71 $2,593.27 $1,915.59 $13,906.38 $44,527.68 $1,018.12 $2,659.93 $1,462.38 $3,452.67 $2,198.09 $3,525.68 $5,225.97 $11,244.10 $1,495.55

4833 Heather Rd (Diamond#2) 4833 Heather Rd (Diamond#1) 4055 Balsum Rd 755 20th Avenue 3655 Rainbow Dr (Harry Loder Park) 4855 Heather Rd (Volunteer Park) 4111 15th Ave 1950 Gorse St 750 20th Avenue 3285 Cathedral Ave 887 785 Patricia Blvd 4514-4510 Austin Rd West 6500 Southridge Ave 3288 Cathedral Avenue 1453 1387 Hemlock St 1125 Freeman St 1088 Gillett St 1491 17th Ave 777 Ospika Blvd 3310 Sutherland Rd 4388 15th Ave 1990 Houghtaling Rd Highway 16 E 2440 Massey Dr (Carrie Jane Gray Park) 2440 Massey Dr (Carrie Jane Gray Park) 470 3rd Ave 450 3rd Ave 3555 5th Ave 622-606 Zelkwas Ave 1500 Edmonton St 2793 Range Rd 1735 Yew St 1224-1204 2nd Ave 2323 Del Laverdure Way 1553-1557 3rd Ave 725 Civic Plaza 2413 Devonshire Cres 2414 Vanier Dr 3791 Highway 16 W 2658 Ospika Blvd S 933 Patricia Blvd 2020 Massey Dr 180 Tabor Blvd

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2

$3,619.16 $1,444.23 $1,043.69 $954.08 $1,661.51 $6,612.48 $26,008.78 $1,110.57 $73.49 $3,785.16 $122.20 $1,523.59 $9,727.26 $101.57 $1,168.52 $1,222.04 $1,625.16 $6,846.62 $809.41 $3,597.99 $904.63 $472.95 $479.30 $2,954.34 $1,098.01 $7,965.08 $4,475.17 $2,071.13 $1,987.81 $936.37 $510.24 $1,916.39 $8,577.54 $898.92 $4,382.40 $92,167.78 $647.52 $1,166.50 $5,816.57 $5,911.84 $2,827.33 $40,439.41 $1,483.91 $1,358,699.49


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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. Wanted part time driver with class 1 & air. Longhaul pin to pin. Call Danny 250-886-7792

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Help Wanted An Alberta OilďŹ eld 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) ďŹ ve years loading experience with short logs. Fax resume: Attn. Rob Menzies (250)398-6273 or call (250)398-0564 For More Details.

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EARN some extra money for Christmas! Canforâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ďŹ t, 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 ďŹ rst left turn on Landooz Road and follow road for 1 km. Turn left into entrance to nursery. Lithium One Imports Ltd. in Prince George is hiring f/t 2 carpenters, 3 construction helpers. Carpenters must have 3 to 5 yrs experience in measure, cut, shape and join mouldingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, wood material, drywall & plastic material, ďŹ t and install windows, doors, stairs, build decks & fences etc. and starting salary would be $ 25/hr. For Construction helpers no experience required and duties are clean debris at site , load and unload material, general clean up at construction site and help trade persons in ďŹ nishing a job etc. salary would be $ 20/hr. All positions are full-time with 40 hrs. week . Interested applicants email resume to info@lithium1imports.com or drop of resume at 1618 Ogilvie Street, Att: Jas

Deli Clerk-Sandwich Maker *Permanent part-time position *Lots of fun in a fast-paced environment *Must have food safe Apply in person: 3578 Massey Drive, PG

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Joanne Lucy Gervais Jan 24, 1946 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sep 4, 2013 Joanne Gervais of Prince George BC, much loved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away at UHNBC Sep 4, 2013, with family at her side. Born in Loon Lake, Sask to Joe & Mary. Joanne was predeceased by her brothers Wayne & Glenn, her sons Lonnie & Clint. She is survived by her loving husband Ken, son Grant, daughters Rhonda & Vaunda (Dorlie). Brothers Norman (Dorothy) & Sidney; sisters Lucy, Bonnie (Larry), Julia (Tom), & Linda (Norman). Grandchildren Jesse (Candice), Kyle (Chantelle), Savanna, Rachelle (Chris), Richard & Jaylene. Great Grandchildren Jade, Jetta, Dominic & numerous other family.

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A Celebration of Life was held at the Native Friendship Centre in Lloydminster, Sask on Sep 13, 2013. Joanne was laid to rest in Lashburn, Sask. We will truly miss her and can take comfort that she is with her family in heaven; forever in our hearts, rest in peace Joanne.

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

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Landscaping Fall YARD CLEAN-UP Garbage Removal & Gutter Cleaning (250)961-3612 or (250)964-4758 res PAL’S MAINTENANCE

Painting & Decorating 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

Telephone Services DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect home phone service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com

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Pets BRITISH Bulldog Puppies. Pure breed, CKC and home trained. $700. M/F, 2 months old, current shots. 778-800-1369. Email: statohe@gmail.com

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FOR THE HOME BREWER Wine making equipment. Incl. 2 primary buckets, 4 carboy’s, hoses, syphon’s, thermometers, floor corker (some corks) electric bottle filler plus lots more. Must be sold as a complete set REDUCED to $300 250-562-3747

Grand Forks Division IMMEDIATE OPENING Certified Planer Technician/Millwright International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com. Grand Forks is the heart of the Boundary Country nestled in the Southern Interior of Beautiful BC, minutes from the US Border. For more information about Grand Forks, visit the website www.city.grandforks.bc.ca. Reporting to the Planer Superintendent, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all associated planer mill equipment. You will be a highly motivated team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record on safety. The successful candidate must have recognized Planer Technician or Millwright certification with a minimum 2 years of Planer Mill maintenance experience. Excellent wage and benefit package as applicable in the United Steelworkers Local 1-423. All successful applicants will be screened. Interested applicants should forward a resume by October 11, 2013 to: Allan Jmayoff, Interfor, Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-443-2434 email: Allan Jmayoff at allan.jmayoff@interfor.com. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Perfect for the Hunter.....older style Honda generator...first $50 takes it. 250-562-3747 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

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 FOR SALE mobile home 60x12 with land $40,000 in Greenwood, BC. For information ph 1-250-445-9977

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 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

Commercial/ Industrial

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL A T • RE Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

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

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

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner House & shop on 7/10th of acre. Sub-dividable. Close to school. Call 250-962-7644

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


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Friday, September 27, 2013

CAREERS & OPPORTUNITIES 250.564.0005 | www.pgfreepress.com

Provinces press for training changes Tom Fletcher Black Press The federal government’s new Canada Job Grant would leave lowerskilled workers and many small businesses behind, provincial employment ministers agree. B.C. Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister Shirley Bond joined her provincial counterparts in Toronto Tuesday to emphasize their worries that Ottawa’s new plan will take money from an effective network of retraining programs designed to fit local needs. The Canada Job Grant is due to take effect in April, diverting millions in federal skills training funding to a three-way program that requires employers and provinces to match a $5,000 investment from an employer to upgrade a worker’s skills. The provinces issued a joint report pointing out that “vulnerable clients” of provincial training programs don’t have jobs. With no employer to put up a share, they won’t qualify for the new program. “The federal govern-

ment has provided no evidence that the proposal would help workers or employers,” the report states. “However, it would divert funding from existing provincial and territorial programs that are delivering good results.” Bond said federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney has agreed to meet with provincial ministers to hear their concerns. She said small businesses have also raised the alarm that Ottawa’s plan doesn’t work for them.

Provinces say full implementation of the Canada Job Grant would take $600 million a year out of current programs, particularly those for young people, disabled people, aboriginal people, recent immigrants, social assistance recipients, longterm unemployed and older workers. Bond said one such B.C. program at risk is BladeRunners, which targets young aboriginal people. Service providers funded by BladeRunners

HEAVY DUTY RESIDENT FIELD TECH

MACKENZIE A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth is taking applications for a Heavy Duty Resident Field Tech in Mackenzie. This position requires Journeyman Certification, a valid driver’s licence and a willingness to learn.

Please forward resumes to: Dave Williams, Service Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email dwilliams@inland-group.com

include: • Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre Society in Williams Lake and Quesnel • Ktunaxa Nation Council in Cranbrook, Kimberley and Creston • Metis Nation B.C. in Abbotsford, Mission and Aldergrove • Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training in Surrey, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission • Nanaimo Youth Services Association in

Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Courtenay and Comox • Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni and Ucluelet • Coast Salish Employment and Training Society in Duncan, Nanaimo and Victoria • Laichwiltach Family Life Society in Campbell River and Port Hardy • Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association • John Howard Societies in Kelowna and Victoria

HEAVY DUTY FIELD TECH

PRINCE GEORGE A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth is taking applications for a Heavy Duty Field Tech in Prince George. This position requires Journeyman Certification, a valid driver’s licence and a willingness to learn.

Please forward resumes to: Dave Williams, Service Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email dwilliams@inland-group.com

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE Heavy Duty Mechanic and 2nd year apprentice Carrier Forest Products Ltd. is currently accepting applications for a journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic and a second year apprentice for our Prince George shop. The ideal candidates must be highly motivated, possess good communications skills, and must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Experience with Caterpillar equipment is an asset. A competitive industry beneÀts package is available. Interested candidates may submit resumes in conÀdence to the Executive Assistant at Resumes@carrierforestproducts.ca Or fax: 250-963-7023 Closing date October 4, 2013. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

PRINCE GEORGE FREE PRESS Deadline: October 2, 2013 DESCRIPTION We are seeking a team player with a professional attitude to work and learn in a fast paced, business environment.

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including on-line advertising and special products, work with existing customers and develop new customers. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Above average communication skills, valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle are necessary. If a rewarding challenge resonates with you, contact us today. Submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to: roy@pgfreepress.com

FIND the staff you need... Now! To be included in the Free Press Careers & Opportunities Pages Call 250-564-0005

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Friday issue: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, a visionary non-profit society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 43 years. We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization ABORIGINAL CHILD AND YOUTH WELLNESS PROGRAM: Support Worker (P/T) – Permanent Closing date: September 30, 2013 ABORIGINAL CHILD AND YOUTH WELLNESS PROGRAM: 2 – Clinicians Closing date: October 8, 2013 A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s web site at www.pgnfc.com (click on Join Our Team / Careers). To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to: Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: employment@pgnfc.com Applications will be accepted until dates noted on postings, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN PRINCE GEORGE! Axis Family Resources Ltd. has been in operation since 1992, and operates specialized residential, children, youth, family and individual programming throughout the Interior and North Regions of BC. We are funded through provincial contracts with MCFD, CLBC, Interior and North Health, and Ministry of Justice, as well as some First Nations organizations. We began to provide services in Prince George and throughout the North in 2003. Our Prince George Branch includes a variety of services for children, youth, and adults. We are currently recruiting a Full Time Branch Manager for this dynamic and growing Branch. The ideal candidate we are seeking will possess a combination of related training and experience in the social services field, including demonstrated experience in supervision of staff and leadership. Our Branch Manager role is not a “9-5” job: we are seeking someone who can work non-traditional hours and who can participate in an on-call rotation for after-hours support to our staff. The job is not easy, but very rewarding. The team you will lead is energetic, diverse, and highly dedicated to the work with our persons served, and you as the future leader will possess these qualities as well. If you are interested in this full-time salaried position, and believe you have the qualifications at this time, please consider applying. Our company has been accredited with CARF since 2003.

Roy Spooner, Manager: Marketing and Sales Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, B.C., V2N 1T3, Canada Tel: (250) 564-0005 Website: www.pgfreepress.com

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For further information on qualifications for the above position, refer to our website www.axis.bc.ca under job opportunities: North Central Branch. Resumes with cover letter outlining qualifications can be faxed to Jessica Dorer at 250-851-2977 or by email jessica.dorer@axis.bc.ca.


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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/**/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Thunder Extended Cab, 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, 2013 Chevrolet Trax, 2013 Chevrolet Equinox equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. Limited quantities of 2013 models available. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. **For retail customers only. $10,500 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash, finance or lease purchases of 2013 MY Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab (tax exclusive). Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or Chevrolet.ca for details. Offers end September 30, 2013. Thunder package (PDT) includes R7M credit valued at $1,550 MSRP. Truck Bucks offer only valid from September 4, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit toward the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year GMC Sierra Light Duty, GMC Sierra Heavy Duty, Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Chevrolet Heavy Duty, or 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche. Only (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. tBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. $1,500/$3,000/$3,500 manufacturer to dealer credit available on cash, finance or lease purchases of 2013 Chevrolet Trax/2013 Cruze/2013 Equinox. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or Chevrolet.ca for details. Offers end September 30, 2013. ††$500 manufacturer-to-dealer finance cash available on finance purchases of 2013 Equinox. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or Chevrolet.ca for details. Offer ends September 30, 2013. ‡2.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Silverado Extended Cabs, 2013 Trax, 2013 Cruze, 2013 Equinox. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/ or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.99% the monthly payment is $132 for 84 months. Cost of a borrowing is $1,095, total obligation is $11,095. *^For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. +The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. †The Chevrolet Impala, Camaro, Tahoe, Silverado HD, and Avalanche; received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Large Car, Midsize Sporty Car (tie), Large CUV, Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Large Light Duty Pickup (tie) in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February to May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. *†Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands.

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