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Airport set to expand runway apron AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter

With a cash infusion of close to $250,000, the Gold Pan’s airport is looking at an apron increase of 42 per cent. Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $244,815 grant to support a major apron expansion at the City of Quesnel’s airport. “The City of Quesnel and council are very excited to have the opportunity to receive the funds, allowing us to expand the apron at our airport,” Mayor Mary Sjostrom said. “This will assist with economic development potential and growth. Northern Development trust is a great partner with the city which we greatly appreciate.” The current apron is 52,500 square feet and is one of the smallest certified airport aprons in B.C., which means it cannot accommodate multiple aircraft effectively. The city plans to expand the apron by an additional 22,500 square feet (a 42 per cent increase in size), which will provide access to a new multi-use hangar. The apron expansion is needed to connect the new hangar to the airport’s existing apron and runway. The hangar is expected to generate new economic development for the city, attracting aviation related businesses such as flight schools, technical training, logistic and cargo support and aircraft maintenance. “We welcome this expansion as it will increase the apron area extensively, allowing users more aircraft parking options and easier access to on-site ser-

Wheels over Moffatt As summer fades to fall, the days of skateboarding over the Moffatt bridge are limited. This skateboarder will soon have to pack away the board in favour of winter boots. Karen Powell photo

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vices,” the city’s transportation manager Harlene Hunt said. “As well, it will provide airport maintenance personnel with more maneuvering room for operating large equipment – especially in the winter for snow removal.” The apron expansion and development of the new hangar facility is expected to generate additional lease revenue and stimulate increased air traffic movements. The grant is being provided through the Trust’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure program, which provides up to $250,000 in funding to municipalities, regional districts, First Nations and non-profit organizations in Northern Development’s service area for projects that significantly strengthen the local economy via a major capital investment. The airport apron expansion is a product of Quesnel’s Airport Land Development Plan, which was developed with the goal to make Quesnel Regional Airport a leader in general and small commercial aviation in Northern B.C. Northern Development helped fund the plan with a $9,500 grant through its Feasibility Studies program. “Investing in our airports to improve access to the region is a key driver for economic growth in Northern B.C. – and that’s what makes this a worthwhile project,” NDIT chair Evan Saugstad said. “The trust is proud to support this exciting project through both our feasibility studies and economic diversification infrastructure programs.” The project is expected to kick off in 2014.

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City looks at purchasing policy Council considered changes were proposed to the city purchasing and disposition policy, incorporating goals from the Our Quesnel process and increasing the dollar amount that requires a purchase order to $2,000 and the dollar amount for written quotes to $5,000. In the past, some purchase orders were not created until after the product or service had been received. The new policy is proposed to ensure controls are in place over purchasing. Any amount below the proposed amounts would still require proper authorization. Note that there may be additional policies written on sustainable purchase issues in the future, such as a green fleet policy. Council commented that the new policy “looks very efficient and we need to be efficient.”

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Several business were without water after a major watermain break at St. Laurent Avenue and McLean Street, Wednesday. Crews had the issue solved by Thursday morning. Autumn MacDonald photo

Council also discussed the status and recipients of the Business Facade Grant Improvement Program for the 2013 year, which was passed to the Quesnel Community Living Association (West Quesnel Development Permit area), the Barkerville Brewery Company (downtown core), the Billy Barker Casino Hotel, as well as the Good for You Market. Matching grants of $5,000 were given to each of the recipients and design drafts were available at council for perusal. The project is likely to be continued by NDIT in 2014, possibly allowing the program to start earlier in the year in order to make it easier for businesses and property owners to develop their proposals and project plans and complete the work prior to winter weather.

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The next Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 16th between 11:30am and 1:00pm at the Best Western Tower Inn. Our guest speaker for this luncheon will be the Honourable Minister Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North and Minister of Community, Sport and Culture. Coinciding with Small Business Month, Minister Oakes will be discussing the importance of small businesses in Quesnel and across BC. Our Chamber luncheons are also a great way to network and connect with other business members in the community. A door prize will be awarded, so please remember to bring a business card to enter. Tickets are $20 per person. To reserve your ticket, please contact the Quesnel Visitor Centre at 250-992-8716, qvisitor@quesnelbc.com or stop in at 703 Carson Ave.

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At the end of their season, Chaaps clients enjoyed showing off their equine prowess. The program is designed, through animal therapy, to teach confidence and skills to challenged individuals. Clockwise from top: Jesse Saip shows off his ribbon with volunteer instructor Angela Mezzatesta, left and Integris Credit Union sponsors, David Bird and Sheri Coles; Nolan Fallowfield steps in as the announcer using braile to read his material; Lynne Dunkley and her horse Porqui concentrate on walking the wooden bridge; Amy Rorke shows her independent horse abilities with Terry Nichols there for support; Matthew Hender successfully navigates the obstacles. Karen Powell photos

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BUSINESS

Kim Freeman, of Benjamin Moore, is excited about the revitalization project. Shannon Stever photo

Benjamin Moore commits to revitalization SHANNON STEVER Observer Reporter Kim Freeman, of the local Benjamin Moore store at the West Park Mall, is excited about the revitalization of the Quesnel area through donations of every purchase of a 3.79 L paint and stain can of select brands going towards the Good for You Market. Although a local independent retailer, Freeman is quick to point out the program was initiated through Benjamin Moore, through a push to promote the brand and the initiative is an extension of a previous project founded by the company in which main streets of various locations were upgraded (including two locations

in Canada). Freeman also noted in order to encourage the project, the store was willing to accept pre-orders (“buy now, tint later”) for any home renovations or other projects that may fall outside of the dates of the promotion. She also added that she would be more than willing to help out with the task of choosing colours for projects, or recommending any specific products for your paint and stain needs. The select brands which are part of the promotion are: Aura (interior/exterior); Regal Select (Interior/Exterior); ben (Exterior); Arborcoat (Exterior Stain) and any paints within the Benjamin Moore Collection. Check future Observer’s for final donation count.

YMCA seeks input JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter A new YMCA childcare group is finalizing their menu of care before starting up in Parkland school. “We do still need the community’s input,” Heather Walker, one of the people behind the plan, said. The group is currently planning on offering before and after school care and is considering including

daycare and preschool. The group would like to know if parents in the community would make use of a new daycare or preschool. The group is also looking at the hours for the before and after school care and would appreciate input on when parents need the service. Questionnaires can be obtained by emailing the group at parkland childcare@gmail.com.

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Gold Pan Grannies get around Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom, left presented Stephen Lewis with one of the handcrafted Grannie Angels created by Gold Pan Grannies, who sell the angels to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother campaign. The campaign supports women in Africa who are raising their own grandchildren and other children who were orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic. Lewis was the keynote speaker at the recent UBCM convention in Vancouver. Contributed photo

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Hydroelectric project proposed Bill Phillips Prince George Free Press Another hydroelectric project is being proposed for northern British Columbia. However, this one is being viewed as an environmental restoration project more than a power project. And it will go a long way towards righting a First Nation injustice. Monday, Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief Richard Peters handed over a water licence application to FrontCounterBC manager Tim Mergen. The application is the start of Nechako River Legacy Project, a $280 million project that would see water directed from the Kenney Dam reservoir back into the old Nechako River and the construction of a 45-megawatt hydroelectric project. “Submitting this application formally starts the process of getting back the water that was taken from us 62 years ago

when the government issued a private company license to all of the water in Cheslatta Traditional Territory,” said Peters. That occurred when the Kenney Dam was built in 1952. The result was the flooding of a large portion of the Cheslatta territory, including cemeteries. Even though it was 62 years ago, remains are still being discovered in Cheslatta Lake, the latest being last week. “Until the Cheslatta is back to a state it was formerly at, we will continue to find bones,” said Peters. “It’s a very painstaking event to go and find human remains and try to find out who they belong to. People can’t relate to that idea of us finding our ancestors in the lake.” Water release from the Skins Lake Spillway causes water fluctuations in Cheslatta Lake, which then erodes the shoreline uncovering the human remains. The Nechako

River Legacy Project is designed to stop the flooding of Cheslatta Lake and release the reservoir water directly into the old Nechako River. That would result in water flowing through a five-mile long course in the Nechako canyon that has been dry since 1952. The work now for the Cheslatta is twofold – get all the permits and approvals in place and raise enough money to fund the project. The permits and approvals include securing a electricity purchase agreement with BC Hydro and an agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan, which currently holds the water licence for 100 per cent of the water in the Nechako. “Once we get an energy purchase in place, then we’re going to seek private in-

vestors to finance the project,” said Mike Robertson, senior policy advisor for the Cheslatta. “There possibly could be some federal and provincial funding, but we’re not counting on that.” The key discussions will be with Rio Tinto Alcan. “The same water is going to be coming downstream, we just need to hold the licence ourselves in order to finance and get the approvals,” said Peters. “But, of course, Alcan also owns the Kenney Dam so we have to come to arrangements on access and some property out there.” The project will be adjacent to the Kenney Dam, basically another spillway. The project will have to go through an environmental re-

view process. If all the pieces fall into place, the Cheslatta are optimistic that they could begin construction within three years. Human remains that are being found are being examined at UNBC. The Cheslatta are building a tomb for the remains and will eventually re-bury the remains.

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Counting chickens before they’re hatched

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here is a perplexing situation surrounding the Liberals hinging the economic future of the province on liquefied natural gas to the tune of more than $400 billion in revenue. The importance of natural gas to the Liberal government first made came to light during the election campaign, when the Liberals promised to clear the provincial debt and establish a Prosperity Fund with natural gas royalties and revenues. Since winning the election, the Liberals have continued to rest much of the province’s future economic success on the natural gas industry. In fact, Clark is heading out on tour to essentially promote the natural gas industry in B.C. With this kind of talk, the province is counting its chickens before they’ve hatched. The problem is, the natural gas industry in British Columbia is in its infancy. Of the handful of proposed liquefied natural gas plants alluded to in the Prosperity Fund calculations, three have received export permits, although clients have yet to be secured, and only two have passed environmental reviews. Then there are the pipelines needed to get the natural gas to the LNG plants, most of which have not passed through the environmental assessment stage. But Clark is going out there, telling the world B.C.’s natural gas industry will be providing clean energy to the rest of Canada and the world, although environmental groups dispute the “clean” part. Hinging the province’s future on what can best be called unhatched chickens is not very prudent. Unless, of course, Clark knows something about the regulatory process she isn’t sharing right now. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

Regulator’s reading on smart meters

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espite 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. As it happens, the 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

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B.C. Views (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.

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, engineering, 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? Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com

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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 – 0.018 per cent. What this means is your spouse snoring beside you is a stronger source of RF than a 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

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New era After 16 years, Denise Mufford (right) hands over the keys to the Quesnel Hotel. New owners Barry and Louise McKillican (middle) and daughter Holly (left) will be opening the historic building as an independent music venue. Renovations are underway to create a new dance/entertainment bar. Karen Powell photo

No more turning a deaf ear to taxpayers Editor: Our civic politicians cannot accept the fact that the five-year fundraising period for a new MultiCentre is ending Dec. 14, 2013 and will be deemed a complete failure as the pledges and donations are stalled at $22 million – $8 million short of the goal. Dec. 14, 2013 is the original final date for this referendum and logically that is when this project should be concluded, as the population has clearly demonstrated “NO” by the lack of fundraising

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success over the past five years for the MultiCentre. The dismal amount of funds collected or pledged to date speaks volumes to Quesnel property owners (renters do not pay property tax) who do not want this elephant landed on our doorsteps. From information garnered at the MultiCentre meeting Sept. 3, only one corporation has pledged (no risk) a significant amount of money (in exchange for the building to be named

after them.) The paltry amount of money put up by the various user teams and public at large is an embarrassment to say the least. Return the pledges and donations to those who opened their wallets and find a new drum to beat. If we build it, they will come is a theme that prevails for the YES team. However, will the Multi-Centre parallel the soccer facilities? The city has been subsidizing this white elephant for

years, as the user fees do not cover the cost of maintaining, nor operating, so taxpayers pick up the shortfall for this recreation site yearly. When you research your 2013 tax notice, you will note that we already pay handsomely for Regional District and sub-regional district recreation (about 16 per cent of your total bill) and if the MultiCentre goes through, it will add a minimum of $80/$100,000 assessment – that is just the beginning. What is the

long-term thinking on the Multi-Centre? Have operating costs been determined and who will shoulder that ongoing and ever increasing costs? One hockey team left town with a huge unpaid debt of arena time at their departure. Will another hockey team come to Quesnel’s Multi-Centre and actually pay realistic rents? Alternatively, will the arena committee appeal to city council to assist with operating costs and offer seniors a free skate

to offset tax burdens? The worst thing area voters can do is boycott the two-year extension referendum. It is imperative that the NO vote defeats this upcoming Multi-Centre referendum, as we already pay the highest taxes in B.C. for a city this size. Perhaps when the referendum fails, NO will mean NO and will also signify No more turning a deaf ear to the taxpayers at large. Sharron Hill Quesnel

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The risk factors for breast cancer Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of families each year. A potentially deadly disease, breast cancer is associated with several risk factors. Some of those risk factors, including gender and age, are beyond an individual’s control, while other risk factors are associated with certain lifestyle choices. But even if a woman has the risk factors for breast cancer, that does not mean she will get the disease. In fact, a woman can have several of the following risk factors and never get breast cancer, while other women can have just one of the risk factors and still get a breast cancer diagnosis.

Risk factors beyond your control

• Gender: Women are far more likely to develop breast cancer than men. The American Cancer Society says breast cancer is roughly 100 times more common among women than men. That’s likely because men produce far less estrogen and progesterone, female hormones that can promote the growth of breast cancer cells. • Age: An individual’s risk for breast cancer increases as he or she ages. Roughly twothirds of all invasive breast cancer cases are found in women over the age of 55, while just 13 percent of such cases are found in women younger than 45. • Genetics: The ACS notes that roughly 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancer cases are believed to be hereditary. These cases result from mutations, or defects in a gene, inherited from a parent. In many cases a person will inherit a mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which will normally prevent cancer by making proteins that keep the cells from growing abnormally. However, when these genes mutate, the risk for developing breast cancer is significant, as high as 80 percent for someone who has inherited mutated BRCA genes. • Family history: Women with a blood rela-

tive who has had breast cancer are also at greater risk of developing the disease. If a first-degree relative, which includes a mother, sister or daughter, has had breast cancer, a woman’s risk roughly doubles. Having two such relatives who have had breast cancer triples a woman’s risk. • Race and ethnicity: White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, African-American women are more likely to die from the disease. Asian, Hispanic and Native American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer. • Dense breast tissue: Women with dense breast tissue, which is noticeable on a mammogram, have a higher risk of breast cancer. But dense breast tissue can make it harder for physicians to detect potential problems on a mammogram. • Menstrual cycles: Women who began menstruating prior to age 12 and/or went through menopause after age 55 have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. Researchers believe this is because these women had a longer lifetime exposure to estrogen and progesterone. Risk factors you can control • Having children: Women who have never given birth or who gave birth for the first time after the age of 30 have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Pregnancy reduces the total number of menstrual cycles a woman will have over her lifetime, which some feel is the reason that becoming pregnant can reduce a woman’s risk. • Oral contraceptive use: Women who have used oral contraceptives, often referred to as birth control pills, have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who have never used them. But that risk returns to normal when a woman stops taking birth control. • Breastfeeding: Some research has linked

breastfeeding with a slightly lower risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who breastfeed for 1 1⁄2 – 2 years. However, breastfeeding for such a lengthy period is relatively uncommon, which has made the potential link between breastfeeding and a lower risk of breast cancer difficult to determine. • Alcohol consumption: The ACS notes there is a clear connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. The more alcohol a woman consumes, the greater her risk for developing breast cancer. Women who consume two to five alcoholic beverages daily have roughly 1 1/2 times the risk of breast cancer as women who do not consume alcohol. • Overweight and obesity: Women, especially those who are post-menopausal, who are overweight or obese have a greater risk of developing breast cancer. After menopause, most of a woman’s estrogen comes from fat tissue, and a woman with more fat tissue will likely have higher estrogen levels, increasing her risk of breast cancer. Blood insulin levels also tend to be higher in overweight or obese individuals and elevated blood insulin levels have been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer. • Physical activity: More and more evidence is piling up to suggest that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk. Studies vary as to how much exercise is necessary to reduce the risk, but the benefits of exercise are so numerous as to encourage women to be more physically active regardless of how much they may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

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The risk factors for breast cancer Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of families each year. A potentially deadly disease, breast cancer is associated with several risk factors. Some of those risk factors, including gender and age, are beyond an individual’s control, while other risk factors are associated with certain lifestyle choices. But even if a woman has the risk factors for breast cancer, that does not mean she will get the disease. In fact, a woman can have several of the following risk factors and never get breast cancer, while other women can have just one of the risk factors and still get a breast cancer diagnosis.

Risk factors beyond your control

• Gender: Women are far more likely to develop breast cancer than men. The American Cancer Society says breast cancer is roughly 100 times more common among women than men. That’s likely because men produce far less estrogen and progesterone, female hormones that can promote the growth of breast cancer cells. • Age: An individual’s risk for breast cancer increases as he or she ages. Roughly twothirds of all invasive breast cancer cases are found in women over the age of 55, while just 13 percent of such cases are found in women younger than 45. • Genetics: The ACS notes that roughly 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancer cases are believed to be hereditary. These cases result from mutations, or defects in a gene, inherited from a parent. In many cases a person will inherit a mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which will normally prevent cancer by making proteins that keep the cells from growing abnormally. However, when these genes mutate, the risk for developing breast cancer is significant, as high as 80 percent for someone who has inherited mutated BRCA genes. • Family history: Women with a blood rela-

tive who has had breast cancer are also at greater risk of developing the disease. If a first-degree relative, which includes a mother, sister or daughter, has had breast cancer, a woman’s risk roughly doubles. Having two such relatives who have had breast cancer triples a woman’s risk. • Race and ethnicity: White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, African-American women are more likely to die from the disease. Asian, Hispanic and Native American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer. • Dense breast tissue: Women with dense breast tissue, which is noticeable on a mammogram, have a higher risk of breast cancer. But dense breast tissue can make it harder for physicians to detect potential problems on a mammogram. • Menstrual cycles: Women who began menstruating prior to age 12 and/or went through menopause after age 55 have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. Researchers believe this is because these women had a longer lifetime exposure to estrogen and progesterone. Risk factors you can control • Having children: Women who have never given birth or who gave birth for the first time after the age of 30 have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Pregnancy reduces the total number of menstrual cycles a woman will have over her lifetime, which some feel is the reason that becoming pregnant can reduce a woman’s risk. • Oral contraceptive use: Women who have used oral contraceptives, often referred to as birth control pills, have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who have never used them. But that risk returns to normal when a woman stops taking birth control. • Breastfeeding: Some research has linked

breastfeeding with a slightly lower risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who breastfeed for 1 1⁄2 – 2 years. However, breastfeeding for such a lengthy period is relatively uncommon, which has made the potential link between breastfeeding and a lower risk of breast cancer difficult to determine. • Alcohol consumption: The ACS notes there is a clear connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. The more alcohol a woman consumes, the greater her risk for developing breast cancer. Women who consume two to five alcoholic beverages daily have roughly 1 1/2 times the risk of breast cancer as women who do not consume alcohol. • Overweight and obesity: Women, especially those who are post-menopausal, who are overweight or obese have a greater risk of developing breast cancer. After menopause, most of a woman’s estrogen comes from fat tissue, and a woman with more fat tissue will likely have higher estrogen levels, increasing her risk of breast cancer. Blood insulin levels also tend to be higher in overweight or obese individuals and elevated blood insulin levels have been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer. • Physical activity: More and more evidence is piling up to suggest that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk. Studies vary as to how much exercise is necessary to reduce the risk, but the benefits of exercise are so numerous as to encourage women to be more physically active regardless of how much they may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

• Grains & Whole Foods • Sports Nutrition • Vitamins & Supplements

Do you have questions about your breast health or breast cancer?

We have the answers.

TOPIC

TOPIC

PREVENTION

EARLY DETECTION

www.greentreehealth.ca

QUESNEL FAMILY OPTOMETRIC CENTER General Vision And Eye Care

DR. DEBRA KOS * DR. HARDEEP BHANGU *

Doors: 5:30 Program: 6-7 pm

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BC Cancer Agency, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, Vancouver

- Optomap® Retinal Examination

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EXPERT EXPERT RSVP at rsvp@cbcf.org cost: Free DR. STEPHEN CHIA DR. NAGARAJAN KANNAN Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency: Research Fellow, BC Cancer Agency Chair, BC Breast Tumour Group, BC Cancer Agency; WHEN/WHERE Associate Professor of Medicine, UBC Read The Vancouver Sun - Monday, October 28th WHEN/WHERE Tune in to CTV Morning Live - Tuesday, October 29th Read The Vancouver Sun - Monday, October 21st Live chat on the Vancouver Sun’s nd Facebook page Tune in to CTV Morning Live - Tuesday, October 22 Tuesday, October 29th Live chat on the Vancouver Sun’s Facebook page noon-1:00 pm th Tuesday, October 22 noon-1:00 pm

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EXPERT EXPERT MS. CHERI VAN PATTEN, RD DR. CHRISTINE WILSON Research and Clinical Practitioner, Medical Director, Screening Mammography Oncology Nutrition, BC Cancer Agency Program, BC Cancer Agency WHEN/WHERE WHEN/WHERE Read The Vancouver Sun - Monday, October 7th Read The Vancouver Sun - Tuesday, October 15th Tune in to CTV Morning Live - Tuesday, October 8th Tune in to CTV Morning Live - Tuesday, October 15th Live chat on the Vancouver Sun’s Live chat on the Vancouver Sun’s Facebook page Facebook page You can also ask your Tuesday, October 8th Tuesday, October 15th questions in person at the noon-1:00 pm noon - 1:00 pm Ask an Expert LIVE EVENT!

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Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Moffatt brings home pride of success from Beijing, China

Whatever your passion, pursue it Simon Moffatt sees his future in the aerospace industry. Contributed photo

ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

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imon Moffatt could be called a rocket scientist or at least that’s the career direction he’s taking. As a third year mechanical engineering student at University of Victoria, he’s learning the basics of mechanical systems and how engines work but outside his classroom, Simon’s mind soars into space, aerospace to be precise. He’s president of UVic’s Aeronautical Engineering Research Organization (AERO) team which is a student-run group open to anyone interested in applying art, science or engineering to the field of aerospace. Currently the group is working on on a Canadian Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for a competition which involves design, construction, programming and final testing of a fully autonomous aircraft. However, that doesn’t totally paint the picture of who Simon is either. He’s also part of UVic’s ECOSat team, competing in the Canadian Satellite Design Competition sponsored by Geocentrix, as well as a member of Team Stratodyne which recently won the Open Source Collaborative 3D Printed Rocket Engine Design Challenge. Their 3D printed rocket engine is designed for low earth orbit payload

delivery systems. Are you getting the picture? Simon loves aerospace and loves to compete. Although unrelated to his studies at UVic, the International Collegiate Design and Innovation Competition was right up Simon’s alley. One of UVic policies is undergraduate students must complete co-op work in their related field. In one of Simon’s co-op placements, the supervising professor obviously liked what he saw and recommended Simon as a candidate for the competition in Beijing, China. “I’ve shown I’m so driven to compete and I think because he’s familiar with me and I’m a hard worker and do my best, he felt I was well-suited to this opportunity,” Simon said. He went on to say the Beihang University in Beijing is looking to expand their global awareness and their students’ cultural learning about foreign students. The themes for the competition included air pollution in Beijing, a problem the Chinese are constantly working on, water pollution and household, construction and demolition waste. “My team (along with Simon there were two Beihang University students) chose the construction and

demolition waste issue,” he said. “We were told general themes were under two banners, smart city and energy conservation.” The teams were given two days (Aug. 17 – 19) to research their project. Simon focused on English research using the UVic portal and standard internet searches and drew on a lot of academic resources. His Asian team members focused on Asian resources. Each team had to write a 5,000-word report and deliver a 12-minute presentation. “It allowed me to do a lot of research on Beijing’s environmental issues. It became apparent they wanted to be a successful international player and they need to show they are working on reducing Beijing’s environmental impact.” Simon’s team won in their division and he believes that was because they addressed the current issues, provided a rational and proven solution that was successful in other parts of the world. Their presentation and report also provide

suggestions for improving the situation using innovations and technological solutions. “We went beyond applied solutions into more experimental technologies such as 3D printing concrete, which was one of the primary innovations we presented.” This is extruding concrete in layers to make any structures and the result is suggested to be three times as strong as conventional concrete. “But our primary focus was on recycling and reusing demolished material. Currently all the waste from construction and demolition goes into their landfills and new construction is with all new materials. Our proposal would help reduce dependence on raw materials.” With all the presentations, Simon felt the judges and the Beihang University were interested to see all the ideas presented. “They wanted to collect all the brainstorming from the international community. They kept all our reports and it can

now be referent for research and development. The president of the university seems to have a strong belief that students are the drivers of innovation and the source of solutions to their problems. This competition was one way to encourage that.” Winning provided a certificate and the equivalent of about $700, but Simon said this was definitely going on his resume. “I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity in China, not only the academic challenge but also the three days we spent touring some of the marvels in China.” In questioning where his career path began, Simon gave full credit to two of his QSS teachers, Dave Reeves and Janet Barker. Reeves taught him drafting and design in Grades 10 and 11. Simon said one defining moment for him was a project where the Grade 11 students helped set up some floor plans on a house being built. “Seeing the design phase of that project helped me find my direction,” he said. As for Barker, he said she was inspirational on the academic side. “She taught me Grade 11 and 12 physics and if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be doing so well in school. She’s

responsible for my math abilities.” He graduated from QSS in 2009. Simon feels its incredibly important for students to begin defining their future early. “Students need to meet people doing neat things.” This past spring, Simon visited Ecole Baker and Red Bluff elementary schools where he gave a presentation on the satellite he’s working on. “Honestly, I had a great time and it has given me food for thought about becoming a teacher, but later, towards the end of my career.” He said the elementary students were full of questions, whereas in his visit to Correlieu the students were less eager to ask. “I hope at least one of those students would pursue mechanical engineering, but its most important to have a passion regardless of what it is, something they enjoy as a career.” Simon will be graduating in 2015 and would like to do a little traveling then possibly pursue a masters in an aerospace program. “I encourage all the students in Quesnel to not feel limited because they come from a small town like Quesnel,” he said. “They can all aspire to great things.” He admitted he’s happy where he’s at right now and is positive about his future.


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Still time to sign up for QWFC

Help celebrate 20 years and still running ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter If there ever was a best year to participate in the Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge, it’s this year, the 20th anniversary of this event. Did you enter a few years ago, but not since? Have you always thought about it but never actually entered? Do you have someone in your life that is battling breast cancer, has won the battle or tragically lost their battle? Then this is the year to step up. Already registrations have exceeded this time last year and as of Monday there are 537 women ready to put foot to pavement to raise money for the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital mammography unit. To date, the QWFC has raise $175,000 and provided funding for several improvements and additions to the unit. This year, QWFC will add the proceeds to the trust fund for a very costly digital mammography reading machine. There is still plenty of time to register; the cost is $30 until 6 p.m., Oct. 4 and forms are available and accepted at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre. There are also a few lunch tickets still available, so if

Brenda Beatty, co-owner of Cycle Logic/Rocky Peak Adventure Gear shows off the bike they helped provide to the Quesnel Fall Challenge as the grand prize to be awarded at the Sunday lunch in CNC/UNBC attrium. Contributed photo

you registered already but didn’t commit to lunch and you would like to, just drop by the Arts and Rec Centre, pay the $15 and advise them you’ve already registered for the main event. Also, while you’re there, merchandise is still available as well, so take a look and see what you’d like to purchase as a memento of this memorable Women’s

Fall Challenge. Once you’ve registered, it’s important to pick up your race package, again at the Arts and Rec Centre on Saturday between 3 – 6 p.m. Remember to bring cash with you as there are terrific silent auction items to bid on and bucket draws. Each year, as the numbers grow, parking is at a premium at the race start at the Dragon Lake boat

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launch and organizers are urging women to car pool to the event as much as possible. This year’s grand prize, an Electra Cruiser, three-speed bicycle, valued at $650, was secured thanks, in part, to Cycle Logic/Rocky Peak Adventure Gear and will go to one lucky participant. The draw takes place at the lunch in the CNC/ UNBC atrium. Many other great prizes will also be distributed, so make sure you’re there. The QWFC will also be giving away many other great prizes to lucky lunch attendees. One change this year is the start time of the halfmarathon. Racers for that portion start from the boat launch at 8:30 a.m., while 5 and 10 K walkers and runners begin promptly at 9 a.m. from the boat launch. In honour of the 20th running of this event, there will be birthday cake at Race Package Pickup at the Arts and Rec Centre and at the lunch, post race. For fun, there’s a trivia contest along the 5km route and decorations on the timing apparatus. In the organizers most ambitious dreams, there will be more than 700 women all participating in this 20th Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge – all you have to do is sign up.

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Family reunions can be a lot of fun. Reconnecting with family members can also be a good time to learn more about your family’s health history. It will help you answer your doctor’s questions like “Is there any diabetes, heart disease or cancer in your family?” Knowing about your family’s health history can help you take preventive measures to keep yourself in good health. Keeping your eyes healthy is very important. Part of a regular eye exam is to have a dilated eye exam which allows the eye doctor to have a good look at the retina at the back of the eye. Some diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and macular degeneration are often symptomless in the early stages but could be discovered with a dilated eye examination. Have you had your eyes checked lately? If you drink fat-reduced milk (skim, 1%, 2%), you aren’t missing out on any important nutrients. You will get no less calcium or vitamins in the low-fat versions. If now is the time you’ve decided to stop smoking, you might be interested to know you can start using nicotine replacement therapy like gum or lozenges while you are still smoking. Our pharmacists can help you choose the right product for you. We’d be happy to help you stop smoking. Drop in an see us soon.

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sadly announce her peaceful passing on September 22nd, 2013 at Dunrovin Park Lodge

An informal tea will be held Friday, Oct. 4th at the Kersley Hall beginning at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Kathryn’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Clayton’s Funeral Directors entrusted with arrangements.

Elmer George Yager May 20, 1929 ~ Sept. 2013 Elmer George Yager passed away peacefully on September 23, 2013 in Quesnel, B.C. Before retiring in 1988, Elmer worked in the bush, Department of Highways, farmed and was an auctioneer. He will always be remembered as a fun loving and carrying man who loved fishing, bingo, socializing and playing cards.

A special thank you to the Dunrovin Park Lodge staff for the exceptional care they provided to Elmer and a thank you to Clayton’s Funeral Home. There will be no service at Elmer’s request.

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The Lightning Creek Ski Club successfully applied for $2400 to purchase 6 walkie-talkie radios to increase communication between coaches. During lessons and events, coaches and athletes are all over Troll and the other ski hills athletes are racing. Troll Resort encompasses 1200 hectares (2640 acres) over 38 runs and 1700 vertical feet. It’s a vast area, and the radios will greatly increase safety and communication between coaches, the ski patrol, and Troll staff. Lightning Creek Ski Club is a racing program that provides coaching and instruction to youth who want o add racing to their existing skiing repertoire. The Nancy Green Ski League is for ages up to 11, and the new Junior Alpine program is for ages 12-16. The purposes of LCSC are to promote involvement in the sport of skiing in the Quesnel Area; to promote, organize and hold competitive ski events; to promote the development of skiing skills in children, youth and adults; and to encourage athlete development for competitive skiing skills. For more information on Lightning Creek Ski Club email lcsctroll@gmail.com SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS MONDAY TUESDAY SENIORS CURLING BEGINS Oct. 15, AGM to follow. New members welcome – no experience necessary. For information contact curling rink, 250992-5813. DARTS! LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS for the 2013–2014 season. Mixed dart

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league. No experience necessary. Every Tuesday night, 6:45 p.m. at Elks Lodge. Fun darts begin Sept. 24, regular play starts in October. Call Steven, 250-992-5794 for information.

WEDNESDAY QLA PRESENTS MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu School, tickets are $25/show (adults), $20/show (seniors and youth). Available at Quesnel Music, Save On Foods, KMax, at the door or in advance by calling 250-7472207. FRIENDS OF BARKERVILLE AGM Oct. 2, 6 p.m.,

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QFC PRESENTS FRUITVALE STATION, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., Carib Theatre. Tickets are $9 (regular) and $7 (seniors) at the door. For information call 250-7477422 or 250-7473979 or visits www. quesnelfilmclub.ca. SENIORS CENTRE HARVEST DINNER Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m. doors open, dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at Seniors Centre for $20/each.

FRIDAY QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING, Oct. 4, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Granville’s.

OLD TIME FIDDLERS HOSPITALITY AND JAM NIGHT, Legion hall, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Families welcome. Admission by donation. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Oct. 11, Elks Hall, 7 – 11 p.m., all ages welcome, sponsored by River City Music Association, everyone welcome to play/sing or listen/ dance, $5/person, max of $15/family. RCMA members free, memberships available, for information call Kathy 250-9923588. PIPETOBERFEST piping and drumming workshop, Oct. 18 – 20, tuition $180 which includes instruction, coffee/tea/

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5081. FAMILY FUN BOTTLE DROP OFF recyclable bottles andcans Oct. 12, 9 – 4 p.m., Safeway parking lot. Call MaryAnn, 250-2495720 for pickup.

SATURDAY UNITED CHURCH GARAGE SALE Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST, DINNER AND DANCE Oct. 5, Legion Hall. Contest begins 11 a.m., admission $5. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing till midnight. Admission $20. For information, contact Jean 25-992-

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A 1/4 mile at a time Shop teacher heads south for international drag shoot out JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Andy Closkey’s garage is filled with motors, from the one cylinder in what will be his daughter’s junior dragster, to the V8 he’s building for a customer. But the most important motor now is the 388 ci V8 under the hood of his white ‘65 Chevelle. A four barrel carburateur feeds air and 100 octane race fuel into the pistons, which compresses it until the spark plugs ignite and send the power of the explosion back through the connecting rods, through the transmission, drive shaft and rear axle and into the drag radial shod wheels which claw at the drag strip to send him down the 1,320 feet at a steady 10.37 seconds. It’s that intimacy Closkey has with his car: he built it and he drags it. “I’ve built everything you see there, in terms of power train,” he said. He stripped the block down, replacing the pistons with 13:1 high compression parts, and topped it off with aluminum heads and a carburetor he built himself from pieces off ebay. He knows exactly what it’s capable of and how to get a consistent time, which is why he’s going down to the IHRA World Championships in Memphis, Oct. 11-12. “To win that race you have to have a very consistent car – you have to be repeatable. When the car will repeat you can count on it. You dial in a time and you can count on the car to do its job. That’s probably the biggest part of it, having a good car,” he said. “The other part is some skill, reaction time at the starting line.” Closkey started his year in Ashcroft, his home strip as Prince George runs a very limited season. With a season full of consistent runs, he won his division, the Mod Et category which allows for a large array of modifications but does not allow any computers to aid the driver. With the win, he was invited to the regionals in Edmonton. It wasn’t his first run at regionals, but this time everything came together for him. “This year it was a little bit of luck and

Clockwise from top: Closkey posses with his car; a colourful carb, pieced together by Closkey, crowns his stroked small block; the cockpit where Closkey makes the magic happen; Strip-teaser shows off the significant amount of rubber to put down its power. Jonas Gagnon photo

on that day I was extremely focused – very, very focused and really ready for that. I had been thinking about it a lot and knew what I had to do. I felt like I was well prepared and had good people right there to support me,” he said. The win guaranteed him a place in the IHRA Super Series final, but that’s about it. The logistics and the cash, the win garnered him $1,000 dollars towards gas for the trip which hardly dents the cost to trailer his car down. After the race, with his head still spinning from the win, things started to come together. “People came up and gave me some money, it was gas money for them trailering their car to the race, and said ‘here we want to help you with your trip.’ People have been coming up to me to help. It’s humbling. The support has been amazing,” he said. He’s also seen support from friends, one of whom is trailering his car down for him, which was one of the main sticking points for Closkey. He’s a shop teacher at Correlieu, teaching students how to put together everything from lawnmowers to QARA race cars, and as such he can’t take off the time needed to trailer his car down to Memphis and back. With that help, Closkey will jet down the Wednesday before the races, taking the red eye flight Wednesday night before the races, which begin on Friday, and arrive Thursday morning. His car should pull into town later that day. The team’s on a pretty tight schedule, but Closkey’s biggest worry is his time away from the strip. “By the time I get back in the car it will be almost a month and I’m driving really well right now,” he said. “I kinda wish it was right away.” His opponents, on the other hand, largely come from the south west and will be able to race until they have to compete. Though he’ll have some family and friends there to help him and cheer him on, back at home he’ll have classes of Correlieu students cheering him on, hoping they’ll have a world champion driver as their shop teacher.

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alking into the gymnastics club can be as intimidating as the boxing club. The gym is made to be welcoming to five year-olds, but when you walk in there and see people flying and flipping about, it can seem impossible. If your vision of gymnastics is twirling ribbons on the floor, or twelve year-olds doing cartwheels, look up videos of parkour on youtube. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Most of the students at the drop

in class are from gymnastics. the gym’s parkour “It’s not like classes and that a gym – going means most of the there and students are male. ploughing Brian Hampton through a was looking for workout – it’s Jonas Gagnon a place to meet fun.” WINTER WEIGHT people because he Fun seems to was new to town. be the order of When he found out the two-hour class, with Quesnel had a gymnastics students moving from club he signed up. trampoline to cartwheels “I always wanted to learn to running up the wall and how to do flips,” he said. doing a back flip off it – Mimi Lessard has been Matrix-style. doing gymnastics for two With the self directed years and absolutely loves style, the classes are as

flexible as a gymnast. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good workout, my aching shoulders attest to the efficacy of the session. Adult drop in classes run every Monday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Gym membership cost $50, which includes insurance and administrative fees. Monthly registration costs $63 a month, or a drop in card cost $120 and allows the user 10 hours in the gym. – Jonas Gagnon is an Observer writer

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PO Box 4129, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 3J2 Tel: (250) 992-9085 Position: Health Director Deadline: October 16, 2013 - 4:30pm Accountability: The Director of Health is accountable for the on-going management and delivery of Health and Community Service programs and services to Nazko First Nation. Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day activities of the health, and community services department including the delivery of health services in accordance to all established funding agreements and approved programs Work with other regional, provincial and federal health and social service agencies and organizations to ensure that Nazko members have access to external services, programs and specialist as required, and to work as an advocate on behalf of Nazko members to ensure they have access to the best and most appropriate service providers Prepare all departmental proposals, program and project reports, ensuring all documentation adheres to approved Nazko policy and quality standards Develop annual and monthly work plans with all staff, assign workload, monitor program and project management, sign timesheets, and work with staff regarding ongoing performance Qualifications: • 5 to 8 years’ experience plus Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and/ or equivalent experience • Extensive knowledge of the Nation and the community • Knowledge of developing and implementing health and community development strategies, operational plans and budgets • Ability to manage and supervise others and work with large and small groups • Excellent communication skills both oral and written • Strong computer knowledge and skills Applications to be forwarded to: Sherry Shaw - sherry@nazkoband.ca We thank all candidates for their interest; but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Copies of required certificates, diplomas or degrees may be requested.

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Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. The processing plant at the Mount Milligan copper/ gold mine will throughput 60,000 tonnes per day. The SAG mill is one of only three mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America. Powered by a 23.5 MW gearless motor drive, it is capable of handling 2717 tonnes per hour at 92% availability. Fine grinding is done using an IsaMill™ -- the most energy efficient, highest intensity large scale grinding machine on the market.

MILL TRAINING SUPERVISOR Mt. Milligan is currently seeking a Mill Trainer to join our growing Operations Team. Reporting to the Mill Operations Superintendent, the Mill Trainer will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a successful training program. The successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development to help achieve increased safety, productivity and availability. Duties / Responsibilities • Keep detailed and accurate training records, programs offered, certificates, etc • Actively participate in the delivery of various safety, environmental and operational training programs • Assess the need and coordinate the delivery of operations and maintenance training • Ensure that training delivered is accurate and meaningful to the workforce • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives • Provide detailed and meaningful feedback to management as required • Estimate budget and resource requirements Skills / Experience • 10 years of Mill Operations experience specifically with crushing, grinding, flotation, dewatering, gravity separation and tailings experience. • Strong commitment to internal customer service, workforce development and problem solving • Excellent facilitation, presentation, public speaking, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook • Knowledge of database software is an asset • Self motivated, team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision Work Schedule The schedule for this position will be 7 days on and 7 days rest, 12-hour shifts. Please submit your resume to www.mtmilligan.com/careers We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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CERTIFIED MECHANIC REQUIRED Full time certified heavy duty mechanic required for Western Star dealership in Williams Lake. Servicing Cat, Cummins and Detroit engines. Must be able to perform MVI’s. Competitive wage and benefit package available. Email tschindle@jamesws.com fax (250)398-6367 or drop off/mail to James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. 50 Rose Street Williams Lake V2G 4G5 Attention Butch Bid Right Contracting requires an experienced log truck driver for 2013 Tri Drive truck and B Train. Based out of Quesnel. Benefit pkg incl. Call (250)613-6553 or fax (250)563-0061

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QYSA is seeking enthusiastic individuals for the position of: Birthday Party/Tiny Tots Coaches. If you have the desire to work with young children between the ages of 3-12 and work weekends this might be for you!! No soccer experience necessary but good play skills a must!! Please bring your resume to Quesnel Youth Soccer, 980 Anderson Drive on or before Oct 4th at 5pm. Ticketed painter needed for a busy ICBC accredited body shop. Competitive wages & benefits. Job open immediately. Email resumes to: collisionrepair3@gmail.com Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers, dishwashers and cooks. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave. Waitress & del driver wanted. Apply with resume in person. Golden Bamboo Restaurant. 130 Barlow ave. (250)9927828

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Mack Brothers Logging reqs an experienced loaderman. Position based out of Quesnel, FT, competitive wage, benefit pkg. Call (250)613-6553 or fax resume (250)563-0061 Norms Auto Refinishing, Terrace, BC. High production, ICBC Accredited body shop requires a LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER Competitive wages, Excellent Benefits. fax 250-635-3081 email: mel@normsautorefinishing.ca attn: Mel Rundell, Manager Supervisor Position available - able to work all shifts. Drop resume off in person @ DownTown Tim Hortons.

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at hannachrylser.ca Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

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JOB OPPORTUNITY Position Description: One Year Term Project Coordinator

The Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre is looking for a part-time Project Coordinator for one year for a research project through Status of Women Canada. The goals for this project are to establish working partnerships with local women and girls, local organizations, community leaders and various stakeholders to improve the service delivery to women who have experienced violence. The goal is to develop a coordinated community response to meet these needs. The project will be driven by the viewpoints and feedback received from local women. Qualifications: • Good connections to the local agencies and communities • Excellent interpersonal skills • A feminist perspective and a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of violence against women • Competency in research methods and excellent writing skills • Computer literacy • Self-motivated and Self-directed • Preference given to a degree in the social sciences or equivalent work experience • Able to provide own transportation Application Deadline: October 4th at 4:00 p.m. Interested applicants can drop off their resume and cover letter at the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre at 690 McLean Street, Quesnel, BC or email ovista@shaw.ca

ELECTRICIAN Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Electrician to join our team at our Lavington Planer Division in the Okanagan Region of BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the operation’s Maintenance Supervisor and working with tradesman, and other team members, the candidate will carry out maintenance programs and projects at the division. This is a challenging position and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment. QUALIFICATIONS: •Good working knowledge of WorkSafe BC & OH&S Regulations •Valid Elec. Interprovincial Journeyman ticket •3-5yrs. industrial maint. exp •PLC exp. a definite asset •Superior trouble shooting and communication skills •Must be willing to work any shift and be a team player

MILLWRIGHT Tolko Industries Ltd. currently seeks Certified Millwright to join our teams located in the Okanagan region of BC.

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QUALIFICATIONS: •Certified Millwright with a Planerman endorsement •Forestry Industry exp. an asset •Superior Troubleshooting Skills •Exc. Organizational Skills •Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset •Strong safety background •Desire to work in a team environment

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SMS Equipment in Elkford, BC has moved into their brand new facility and is now hiring supervisors and tradespeople!!! We offer a wide variety of shifts to accommodate employees who want to achieve work life balance or the opportunity to work overtime. We also offer temporary staff housing while you find your own accommodation in the beautiful Elk Valley. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace.

We Offer A Very Competitive Compensation Package. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today at bcjobs@smsequip.com or fax your resume to: 1-250-865-2644

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Pets & Livestock

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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

For Sale By Owner

Additional Skills: • 1 year experience working in a similar position in a rural/remote setting an asset • Experience working in a First Nation Community • Prenatal, Postnatal and Newborn experience

Please include: • Copies of Education Documentation • References: Three Names and phone numbers of recent supervisors

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

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JOB POSTING: Position: Public Health Nurse Schedule: 3 Days per Week in Nazko B.C Reporting To: Director of Community, Health & Social Services Salary: Based on education and experience

Applications to be forwarded to: Sherry Shaw sherry@nazkoband.ca

Contractors

We are looking for the following people to help grow our team:

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance repair, installation and modification of equipment.

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Qualifications & Requirements: • Bachelor of Nursing degree from a Canadian University or equivalent combination of training and experience • Current practicing registration, in good standing, with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment Criminal Record Check • Must have B.C Immunization Certification, CPR Level C certification

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Services

2011 modular show home, many extras. All app incl. Must be moved. To view call (250)747-3298

RE/MAX# 4150, 1918 Feldspar Rd.

Beautiful Tudor style home overlooking Dragon Lake. Nicely updated with laminate and tile flooring is sure to please. Family friendly 2 story with full bsmt has spacious rooms. Sundeck, patio and fenced .98 acre lets you enjoy the summer completely. Privacy on a no through road, what else can you ask for.

Price is now $345,000. Call Bobbi to view.

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‘94 Triple E mobile home for sale. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. (250)747-3532

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Small 2Bdrm. House for Sale. Call (250)983-5979


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Rentals

Transportation

Mobile Homes & Parks

Office/Retail

Cars - Domestic

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

Mortgages FIXED 5 YEAR RATE

3.74%

Northland Mortgages

250-992-7295

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr. Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Adult Orientated Call 250-992-8949 FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593

Commercial/ Industrial 223/227 Reid St. For Rent/Lease Call Ken Reid @ 992-3950 or 249-5550 Busy building 470 S/F. Recent reno’s. $400/mo + taxes. Includes heat, hydro & A/C. 295 S/F basement unit, $190/mo + tax. Call Wes: 250(992)5665 or Terri (250)992-7202 Commercial units for lease in West Quesnel, good location on busy street. 1720sqft plus. 250983-1267 Truck Shop For Rent! Call Jerry @ (250)983-9293

Duplex / 4 Plex Newly reno’d 1bdr apt N Quesnel, avail. Nov 1, suitable for mature, working person/couple or for seniors, n/s, n/p, ref required. 650/mo, W/D incld (250)992-5992

Housesitting House sitter avail immed 3mo +. Responsible, professional, mature. Pet friendly. Ref avail. (250) 925-0931

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

Homes for Rent Downtown cottage, 2 bdrm with large lawn. Cozy well plained, new furnace & updates. 2 car parking, near hosp & Safeway 530/mo + util. Call or txt Christie (250)9912409

Motels,Hotels Full kitchen unit. Includes satellite TV, WIFI internet, heat, hydro. Phone not included.$1000/mo. Suitable for single person or couple. (250)747-8683

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

Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Blackwater Gold Project

Office space avail. at Fraserview Medical Building next to hospital, suitable for professional offices; medical, legal, accounting and other consulting businesses. Please call Ideal Properties 250-992-5992 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. 2.2, 4 cyl,5 speed, 171km, 48mpg N/S,excellent tires, very clean $3950. 250-2554509

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Suites, Lower 2Bdrm. Suite in 4-Plex. $600/mo.+ Utilities. (250)992-5113 Lve. Message 2 Units Available2bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878

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

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

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

Transportation

Cars - Domestic 1997 BUICK Skylark Cust. Sedan 4 dr, V6, sunroof, pwr windows, mirrors, locks. A/C, Block heater. 100,680km Clean, 2 owners. $2300. 250297-6399

$7,950

Will consider Pad Rental in Country Setting with purchase.

Call 250-255-4509

Trucks & Vans 2000 Pontiac Grand Am 175...Km. 5spd, man trans, 4cyl, P/W, P/L with studded winters on rims. $2500 obo. (250)991-2461

2004 Buick Century

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

Tenders

1993 Dodge 250 Power Ram Cummins Turbo 5.9L Diesel LE inline V6, 12 valve. Ext. cab, 4WD. Auto. Pwr windows, locks. A/C block heater. Stereo, Elk canopy, 4 winter studs. 413,680km. Clean, good running condition. $5900 250-297-6399

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

Tenders

Cariboo Regional District

INVITATION TO

TENDER

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Open House and Invitation to Comment New Gold Inc. (Proponent) is proposing to develop the Blackwater Gold Project, located approximately 110 km south of Vanderhoof (proposed Project). The proposed Project would be an open pit gold and silver mine with a production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day. The proposed Project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The Proponent must obtain an environmental assessment certificate before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. However, prior to submission of an application for a certificate by the Proponent, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) must first approve Application Information Requirements. The Application Information Requirements will specify the studies to be conducted and the detailed information to be provided by the Proponent in its application. EAO has now received draft Application Information Requirements from the Proponent and invites comments on this draft. In order to provide information about the Application Information Requirements EAO invites the public to attend an Open House. There will be 2 Open Houses, to be held as follows: at: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No 274 165 Chowsunket St., Fraser Lake, BC on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

Nechako Senior Friendship Centre 219 Victoria St. E, Vanderhoof, BC on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. There are 30 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the draft Application Information Requirements. The comment period will begin on October 9, 2013, and end on November 8, 2013. All comments received during this comment period in relation to the Application Information Requirements will be considered.

Note:

The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. At this stage of the process, the primary intent is to receive feedback about the studies or information required for a comprehensive environmental assessment. After taking public comments into account, EAO will finalize the Application Information Requirements and issue them to the Proponent. EAO accepts public comments through the following ways: • By Online Form at http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca • By Mail: Shelley Murphy, Executive Project Director Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1 • By Fax: Fax: 250-387-2208 An electronic copy of the Application Information Requirements and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the Application Information Requirements are also available for viewing at these locations: • Burns Lake Public Library - 585 Government St. • Cariboo Regional District Library - Quesnel Branch 101-410 Kinchant St. • Fraser Lake Public Library - 228 Endako Ave. • Fort St. James Public Library - 425 Manson St. • Prince George Public Library - 887 Dominion St. • Vanderhoof Public Library - 230 Stewart St. E If you are unable to participate at this time, there will be an additional comment period during the Application Review stage when you will also be able to provide comments to EAO on the proposed Project.

All submissions received by EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.


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1-855-678-7833 The QJS and Correlieu cross-country runners get off to a good start at the Cottonwood Island Run in Prince George last weekend.

Going the distance JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter While Correlieu struggled with injury and the flu, QJS athletes had an amzing showing at the Cottonwood Island Run in Prince George. “The QJS team is having its best performance in five years, with many new runners, each of whom have been very competitive,” QJS coach Scott Trueman said. Olivia Baptiste was exceptionally strong, winning the overall, and juvenile girls categories, almost keeping pace with the fastest male runners. Olin Lee and Brett Mero finished one/two in the bantam male category. with Avery Drew finishing

second in female bantam. Lyra Jonassen and Cassidy Giesbrecht finished in fourth and fifth in the same category, while Rachel Fowler took eighth. The QJS jr. boys once again ran the longer race against the older boys. Ryan Eldon just broke into the top 10 in the sr. category, followed by Dane Jacobsen in 12th and Brennan Shviartz in 13th. Several QJS runners improved on their times compared to their first race in Vanderhoof last weekend, Trueman said. Due to the flu and competing schedules, Correlieu only had five runners, but lost two due to injury early on. Bayler McGillvray ran well

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in the race, finishing in third in the jr. girls category for the Correlieu team. “I’m really pleased with McGillvray; she saw a lot of improvement,” coach Pat Marsh said. Cole Dinsdale also saw improvement, Marsh said, finishing in second in the sr. boys category. Brodey LaMarch, the only other Correlieu runner to cross the line, finished ninth in the sr. boys category in his first ever race. Marsh is hoping to have more runners this weekend for the next stop on the running calendar. QJS and Correlieu host their home race at Ten Mile Lake this Saturday, Oct. 5. The race begins at 11 a.m.

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We require individuals / families who are patient, loving, understanding and are willing to train and improve their skills in order to care for children with mental or physical disabilities, emotional or behavioral problems. Respite Foster Parents are also needed to relieve parents or Foster Parents for short periods of time. Interested Persons can contact : Lisa Shearer lisa.shearer@axis.bc.ca 250.992.2759 ext. 225

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October 02, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer